By Sharon Parrish Andrews
Article Dated 12/20/2002
To teach an old dog new tricks is just impossible. When I was a little girl I had a dog named Fluffy. The only trick I taught Fluffy to do was “sit in a chair and watch television like people.” When Fluffy died, he was still able to perform that trick. When I became an adult got married and had children, we purchased a Brittany Spaniel dog for them. They taught “Sandy the dog” several tricks and when Sandy died this year, 2002, at the ripe old age of 16 years in human years, she could still do those same tricks. Animals have small brains and can only remember small amounts of information.
When Senator Lott was involved with keeping Blacks out of his fraternity back in the 60’s, in the state of Mississippi, that display showed the world what he had been taught and believed in. Racism is not a thing to be proud of. As Senator Lott became older, one would have thought that his human being intelligence would have “kicked in” and told him that segregation of the races is no long acceptable in American nor is it to be tolerated. Racist comments are morally and socially wrong. One’s lot in life does not give them the green light to pour vinegar in old wounds.
“Sen. Lott Resigns As GOP – WASHINGTON – Associated press, December 20th, 2002 11:05 am est. Bowing to pressure from his fellow senators and the Bush White House, Sen. Trent resigned his position as Senate majority leader on Friday after his colleagues openly began lining up behind Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist.” Lott Apologizes Again, Denounces Racism – “ In the interest of pursuing the best possible agenda for the future of our country, I will not seek to remain as majority leader of the United States Senate for the 108th Congress, effective Jan. 6, 2003," Lott said in a written statement. "To all those who offered me their friendship, support and prayers, I will be eternally grateful. I will continue to serve the people of Mississippi in the United States Senate."
To paraphrase a quote from former Governor Ann Richards, of Texas: “Poor George, he can not help the fact that he was born with a silver foot in his mouth.” Well Poor Trent, he can not help the fact that he was born with an empty trench for a brain, in my opinion. He must have one big gap for a brain, in my opinion. I am certain when my dogs Fluffy and Sandy died, they had more common sense than Trent Lott has now, in my opinion. Poor Trent Lott of Pascagoula, Mississippi, there are Internet jokes about you… http://mongo.virtualave.net/
Have you read the 1999 RACISM WATCH which is published on the Internet about yourself Mr. Trent Lott? Here it is à http://www.fair.org/extra/9903/ccc.html
Through Affirmative action and all of the past Civil Rights marches, America has changed for the better. With the acceptance of interracial marriages, adoptions, and integrated schools, nobody, with common sense, living in the United States of America, wants to hear Lott saying he "made a terrible mistake in praising Strom Thurmond's 1948 presidential campaign.” The racially charged controversial statement he made did, in my opinion, cost Senator Trent Lott his majority leadership post for the Republican Party in the United States Senate. It also hurt millions of African Americans and opened old wounds. What was he doing, trying to invoke a riot in America? To publicly speak his mind and say that the nation would have been better off if Strom Thurmond had been elected president a half-century ago, when he ran on a segregationist platform, was very foolish of Trent Lott.
If the late President John F. Kennedy, Reverend Martin Luther King Junior and Senator Robert Kennedy were living, they would be appalled at Lott’s comments. Former President Bill Clinton would not have his office in Harlem, New York, one of the most heavily African American populated communities in America, if he shared Senator Lott’s opinion. The Senates Republican Majority Leader does not need to be an old dog whom can not be taught new tricks.
Senator Lott needs to learn what I feel CHRIST is all about. C is for cherishing the love and freedom of life God has provided for us. H is for holding values of the heart true, kind and high. R is for reevaluating the past and putting old fashion hatred and racism behind all of us. I is for innocent lives tat were taken during slavery and the Civil Rights movements. S is for showing love and compassion to all human beings on earth. T is for thanking God we live in America where we will not have our tongue cut out of our mouth for offending others. When I had a stroke in my left eye in December of 2002, I reevaluated the way I was eating and started exercising more. At times, we all need to reevaluate our lives.
2003 is a New Year and a critical year for President Bush. 2004 is another presidential election year. Instead of republicans like Lott working against the President of the United States, they need to be helping him to keep the peace and harmony flowing in these United States. Remember when Kim Fields was on “The Facts of Life." She would make a statement that is so befitting Trent Lott when someone did something horribly wrong. “Ohhhhhh, you are in trouble now.”
We all know the likes of Trent Lott probably did not watch pictures like “The Facts of Life.” He probably favored “Amos and Andy or All In The Family.” However, those famous words of little “Trudy” on “The Facts of Life” are so true now……..”TRENT LOTT…..”YOU ARE IN TROUBLE NOW.” Those words might not sound like A LOT but they are. As my granddaughter likes to say, Trent Lott, you have “YUCKIE MANNARS.” You need to walk outside to the big Elm tree, in my opinion, pick a branch, give it to America and BEND OVER This is just one African AMERICAN Woman’s Well Thought Opinion of YOU.