Now I am hoping that Karma can be kind to Ms. Harris-Perry. She could use an apology from Jim Coughlan, the republican Comptroller from Duchess County, New York who is running for the state senate.
Jim Coughlan said a very mean and ignorant thing to Ms. Harris-Perry, recently, and it fits perfectly with the image of the republican party that has been manifesting itself of late: Republicans are racist.
This is not only some racism chasing blogger, Field Negro, talking. This is a sitting U.S. senator and former republican governor saying publicly what quite a lot of us already believe.
"A year ago, Jim Coughlan, the Republican comptroller for Duchess County who describes himself as “very conservative,” made the comment as a reply to this tweet from conservative blogger David Burge, who was responding Harris-Perry’s controversial MSNBC promo on education.
Coughlan retweeted Burge’s tweet, adding his own comment: “Keep your stinking paws off my kid, you damned dirty ape"
Of course, as is to be expected, Jim Coughlan had an excuse for his racist outburst.
"When confronted by the New York Daily News last week, he said that he hadn’t realized that Harris-Perry was black, adding that he was simply making a Planet of the Apes reference and not alluding to her race.
“I don’t watch MSNBC,” he said. “I don’t know about their stories or their journalists"
And we don't believe you. "If it quacks like a duck."
Finally, deep in the heart of Texas there was another shooting that has me scratching my very bald head.
"A 93-year-old woman was shot to death by police in the rural Texas town of Hearne, authorities said.
Neighbors said Pearlie Golden was a sweet woman known to most people of this predominantly black community as "Miss Sully."
The nonagenarian was shot five times, several witnesses told KBTX-TV.
Hearne police refused to comment to the Daily News about details of the Tuesday night shooting in the city of less than 5,000 people located about 150 miles south of Dallas.
A woman who identified herself only as Dispatcher Murphy told The News, "We can't tell you anything about it."
Shots were fired, the release said, and the was female transported to a nearby hospital. The officer involved has been suspended with pay, it said.
"While it is too early in the investigation to comment on any of the facts or evidence ... I can say that this was a very tragic occurrence," District Attorney Coty Siegert said. "My prayers go out to the family members of Miss Golden and to the Hearne community as a whole." [Source]
This investigation should be interesting. I will try not to jump to conclusions.