New column. Should have looked at the Chronicle before I wrote my column – the two topics I covered were on page one and page three, respectively. Then again, my coverage is much different from the Chron’s…and they used the same source I did (NY Times) for one of the stories, so fuck it.
Can you believe the story about Strom Thurmond’s family having “owned” part of Al Sharpton’s family? You can’t make shit like that up. I mean, it was bad enough when the news broke that racist, hateful Thurmond was a baby daddy.
* Al’s great-grandfather, Coleman Sharpton, was a slave in South Carolina.
* Coleman Sharpton, a woman and two children – believed by genealogists to be his wife and kids – were given as a gift to Julia Thurmond, and were forced to move to Florida.
* Julia Thurmond’s grandfather is Strom Thurmond’s great-great-grandfather.
I watched An Inconvenient Truth last night. That’s some crazy, scary shit. Amazing the brain power that existed with the combo of Clinton and Gore. You forget, with Cletus and Satan in charge now.