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November 04, 2008


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As I recall, Jack Lessenberry's series of essays for Michigan Radio hadn't yet begun in the days after the 2000 and 2004 elections, both of which Mr. Lessenberry intoned were among the most important of our lifetimes.

But we do have the rather detailed record of his weekly Politics and Prejudices coulmns for the Detroit Metro Times. Naturally, in both of the last two general elections, Mr. Lessenberry weighed in heavily on the side of Democrats John Gore and Al Kerry, or Al Gore and John Kerry; I can't remember their names right now.

What I don't remember, and perhaps someone intimately familiar with the record of Mr. Lessenberry's editorials can assist us all, is a single time when, after the election or re-election of President George W. Bush as 43rd President of the United States, Mr. Lessenberry suggested that it was time for Americans to "come together" under a newly-elected President, and and "try our best to help" him.

Indeed, a writer who adhered to the same low level of gutter-sniping style as Mr. Lessenberry would likely feel empowered to refer to a President-elect Obama as "Chimpy McMuslim," much in the same way that Jack Lessenberry has dipsaraged the President (smirking chimp, shrub, etc.) in the pages of his Metro Times columns.

All in a day's work at Michigan Radio, apparently.


Please have the courage after the election to post here under your real name...

I feel great today knowing I have contributed to the end of white presidential supremacy today!!!

I am so happy my activism and body of work has elected a person of color as our next president..

I am looking forward to working with him in the white house..I will remember the lost souls here in Michigan whose contempt for Black men like me gave me the fuel to make a difference....

Now these same people will be looking up to me and Obama....

Hey, man, maybe Anonymous IS his real name. Can Thrasher be a real name?

What exactly is your body of work, and which cabinet position are you headed to in O. Hussein's could-be administration?


My body of work is extensive feel free to google Greg Thrasher...

I am looking forward to serving the new president in whatever capacity he wants me to..

BTW is Entusiasmo your real name....lol,lol,lol

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