News item from the "Etching Away our Free Speech" files:
Pulitzer prize winning Music Critic Tim Page is in hot water for sending an email to Marion Barry's office asking to be removed from Barry's mailing list.
It wouldn't have raised an eyebrow except that he called Marion Barry a "crack-addict". So now you can't speak the truth without worrying about getting fired or censured?
There are days when I am bewildered by the warped rabbit hole that we've fallen into due to our misguided notions of political correctness (Liberal Totalitarianism).
Here's an excerpt from the Page's email:
"Must we hear about it every time this crack addict attempts to rehabilitate himself with some new -- and typically half-witted -- political grandstanding? I'd be grateful if you would take me off your mailing list. I cannot think of anything the useless Marion Barry could do that would interest me in the slightest, up to and including overdose."
Of course now the Race-baiters and apologists for the drug addict Mayor are "outraged". Barry was caught on video tape in 19990 smoking crack cocaine. Barry declared publicly that Page "ought to be fired, and The Washington Post ought to run an editorial apology. That would be a signal to the whole world that The Washington Post won't tolerate this kind of lowlife activity."
But we're supposed to support the kind of lowlife activity that Marion Barry engaged in? We're supposed to look the other way and support some goof who hasn't done a damn while in political office except pad his own pockets. It didn't get much media attention at the time but he tested positive for cocaine in the fall of 2005.
He is a tax dodger, alcoholic and a libertine.
More on the Mayor:
Last week's CityPaper reported in the Loose Lips column (scroll down "THE CONSPIRACY LIVES") that Barry supporters led by Shuta Myoli were planning a rally at E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse on the day of his sentencing. Myoli believes that his tax evasion charges were a reaction to his anti-ballpark stance and not his admission that he did not pay his taxes. In other words "baseball set 'em up." I suppose MLB is also responsible for the positive test too. Nevertheless, here is to a complete recovery for Mayor Barry from his addiction to the white nose candy.
This straight talking critic should be promoted to Editor. Please drop a line to the Washington Post editorial board and let them know that this guy is getting railroaded for telling the truth. I wish more people came out publicly critical of such corrupt politicians. I think that Jesse "Shake-Down" Jackson, Al "Boofant" Sharpton, Louis "Calipso" Farrakhan, Dorothy "The Hat" Tillman, Bobby "Black Panther" Seals, Todd "Tax-U-All" Stroger, Danny "Hater" Davis, and William "Dee Poleeses Done It" Beavers (just to name a few!) should all be publicly excoriated for their criminal activities and ties to corruption.
God bless Tim Page! Sic Semper Tyrannis!