Hypocritic Oath

So I just heard that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era directive that discourages local enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized pot.

Wait just a doggone minute. Now that California, the nation’s most populous state, has legalized marijuana for recreational use, Jeff Sessions, the avowed segregationist and states’ rights advocate, is pushing to have a federal law supercede a state law. Isn’t it he, along with many other conservatives and southerners, who has claimed that the Civil War was not fought over slavery, but was all about states’ rights?

And wasn’t it John Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff, who recently said about Robert E. Lee, that he was “an honorable man who gave up his country to fight for his state”? Kelly added that “150 years ago, fighting for one’s state was more important than supporting one’s country.”

Isn’t it interesting how the term “states’ rights” has become a convenient rallying cry used by conservatives in their opposition to federally mandated programs involving such areas as racial desegregation, same-sex marriage, abortion rights, and even Obamacare? Isn’t it states’ rights that is one of the main arguments to maintain the antiquated Electoral College?

“States’ rights” is the battle cry for the causes conservatives cherish. But when a state passes laws that they don’t agree with, they, like rats on a sinking ship, abandon the their beloved ststes’ rights mantra, claiming that federal law must be enforced. Such hypocrisy can be seen when it comes, for example, to sanctuary cities, environmental protections, and, now, to states that have legalized recreational marijuana.

What is going on? Does the Republican Party now require its congressional representatives to take a hypocritic oath when sworn in? Does Donald Trump demand hypocrisy in order to appoint anyone to his cabinet? Sadly, it seems so.

The Biggest News Controversy of the Week

It’s not about the Mueller indictments. Nor is it about potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. FEMA’s failure in Puerto Rico? Fuhgeddaboudit!

It has nothing to do with a potential nuclear war with North Korea or what really happen in Niger.

No, the BIG story, at least according to Donald Trump’s favorite media outlets, Twitter and Fox News, is about cheeseburger emojis.

You see, Google just released a new cheeseburger emoji (top right) that places the cheese under the burger patty, just on top of the bottom bun.

On the other hand, Apple’s cheeseburger emoji has the cheese on top of the patty, closer to the top bun.

Bowing to intense pressure, Google will be modifying its cheeseburger emoji to move the cheese to sit on top of the burger instead of beneath it. However, in my humble opinion, neither the Google nor the Apple cheeseburger emoji is correct.

You see, the correct way to construct a cheeseburger is for the lettuce to be on the very top, just under the top bun. Beneath the lettuce should be the tomato, then the cheese, and finally the hamburger patty on top of the bottom bun.

Hence, I am calling on Apple to also modify its cheeseburger emoji. Move the lettuce to the top, just below the bun and above the tomato.

That is the only way for both sides to come together to resolve this important controversy.

It’s like what John Kelly, Trump’s White House Chief of Staff, said. The cheeseburger emoji war, just like the Civil War, could have been avoided if both sides had the ability to compromise.