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Two faces on this week’s Mount Rushmore of stupidity


Jalen Rose
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Have you ever ever witnessed an argument so silly you’d somewhat not choose a aspect? I’m positive dad and mom with a number of children know what I’m speaking about, repeating “Depart me out of it” till they inevitably need to intervene as a result of, you understand, youngsters. Nonetheless, nothing irks a father or mother like having to rule on who will get to press the elevator button.

All motive and logic exit the window, after which mother, dad, or each make a ruling, and, no matter whether or not it was the proper alternative, the case is closed. Not one other peep. Don’t even have a look at your sister. Would you like me to remove the iPad?

That’s how I felt after I noticed that Republican Rep. Dusty Johnson of South Dakota filed a “Mount Rushmore Protection Act” in response to Jalen Rose’s Twitter video saying individuals ought to cease utilizing Mount Rushmore to rank issues as a result of it’s offensive to Native Individuals.

Ugh.

Do I’ve to weigh in on this? Can I simply ship Jalen and Dusty to the sitting room till they apologize to one another? The Sporting Information did the athlete Mount Rushmore for like 15 cities just lately, and I used to be form of jealous that I hadn’t give you that gimmick for content material throughout gradual summer time months.

After I ask, “What’s your Portland Path Blazers’ Mount Rushmore?” I’m actually simply asking in your high 4. (Additionally, Clyde, Walton, Dame, ’Sheed.) Can we simply forefather this phrase into the lexicon? (Hey-yo double dad joke as a result of I used a type of “dad” in it.)

And disgrace on Rep. Johnson for running to Fox News with an “exclusive” about submitting paperwork over what some media persona stated about Mount Rushmore. Nobody likes a tattle story, and a few deranged South Dakotan will chain (glue?) himself to Thomas Jefferson’s brow earlier than that will get demolished.

I truthfully thought Rose was going to say it’s offensive as a result of two of the 4 presidents up there owned slaves — and Jefferson, what the fuck, dude? It appeared apparent, so the flip towards indigenous individuals was sudden.

I’m additionally not sure if he’s speaking a few literal mass grave on the base of Mount Rushmore when he says, “the lifeless our bodies that [are] buried proper beneath.” My cursory Google search didn’t return any hits, however I’ve already declared how dumb this all is so that you’re not getting a ton of analysis right here. If he’s saying the figurative our bodies, as in like all the Native Individuals who died from genocide total, then Rep. Johnson has much more memorials and monuments to fret about than the one carved into the aspect of a mountain in his dwelling state.

Moreover, the subsequent time GOP Johnson desires to grandstand, he ought to scribble his rhetoric on the toilet partitions of the Sioux Falls Denny’s the place he fingers out free pancakes and halitosis remedy to his constituents each month.

“Our nation has an imperfect previous,” Johnson’s assertion learn. “However the calls to cancel Mount Rushmore is not going to transfer our nation ahead.”

Are you aware what’s not shifting our nation ahead, or this elevator upward? Sensationalized disputes about whether or not I ought to ask in your high 4 working backs of all time, or your working again Mount Rushmore.



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