bumpy’s blues #7.3

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Promise. This one is brief. It calls for no real analysis. It is absurd and ridiculous if you ask me. But as an intro, just heard Dr. Ben Carson was nominated to run HUD. The guy with the gifted hands. Legend once before he ran for Prez. Then he lost me.

Now, I know this one. Been doing housing work for 25 years. It makes no sense. Ben grew up in the projects, true but I know lots of people who did that and all of them didn’t say what I have posted below. Come on, Ben. Don’t do it, bro. But here goes:

“…the new nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is a guy who believes the pyramids were used to store grain.” — Charles Pierce

“Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.” — Armstrong Williams, Nov 15, 2016

“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that,” — Ben Carson

“You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” — Ben Carson

And check the Trump Tweet:

Yet, Carson supported Trump emphatically and Trump pegged “My African-American” with a cushy gig. Wow, politics is wild and crazy.

One thing I will say though; Carson might be correct on this racial integration mission using housing. Me thinks this ultra foul election proves things are pretty divided in America. The country just voted in an unapologetic multiple bigot who violated the nation’s housing discrimination laws on a regular (and was sued) because he refused to offer his housing to black people.

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The groups being left out of the dream need to reconsider things if you ask me. I am all for building a better racial society of equality and inclusion and diversity but first things first: racial integration and housing is nearly a total failure. White people fight it like it is Bird Flu. Why waste more cash on that? How about just decent housing for all? Lets get back to that first.

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And maybe we should work the education and culture angle a bit and people will see each other as human beings, perhaps? It’s worth a shot. Like I said people just voted for an unapologetic multiple bigot. They chose division over unity. Do we need anymore evidence that racism is like oxygen to some people in America? Do we?

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