Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "White House Correspondents Dinner" is above. It's a wonderful cartoon. My "Kat's Korner: You're no Emmett Till" went up yesterday as well. Deborah e-mailed asking if I was trying to "hide" behind C.I. by bringing her into my review?
Actually, no. I was trying to put the thanks in the review. Notes like (my comments about how I turned in a weak review, C.I. asked me what I wasn't saying, I told her and explained I didn't want to attack one of her friends and C.I. told me I had to write what I heard and be true to that) that generally go up here after the review.
But Marci e-mailed me the last two times asking why, if I was giving thanks for help, I was doing it here and not in the review?
So I do it in the review and Deborah accuses me of trying to hide behind C.I.? (Actually, she asked, she didn't accuse. Sorry Deborah.) As Michael Jackson once sang, "You can't win, you can't break even . . ."
I'm curious to see what the elections results will be in Canada. Supposedly it all hangs on the Quebec count -- according to the BBC.
Back to the review. I do love Emmylou Harris' music. But that song did not sit well with me. I will repeat. A) I do not believe a Black man singing about having a son someday would feel the need to say "Black boy." That seemed to be Whiteness creeping into the supposed first person narrative. B) With all the attempts to excuse the violent execution of Emmett Till, I did not enjoy Emmylou 'confessing' (as Emmitt) that he was "cheeky." In other words, he brought it on himself. She can disagree with that but that's how it sounds in her song.
It's a blame the victim note, in my opinion.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"