'Everybody is doing it' is no excuse

Comedian Kathy Griffith (and you thought Osama bin Laden was hysterical) is arrogant, self-centered, and self-righteous – and ugly. Well, I could toss in a word that begins with a “b,” but, I will not. Oh, the “h-“ with it, “b” describes her perfectly. My apologies go to the Politically Correct Police.

The readers should be advised that if the first sentence of this column stands alone, the editor of this newspaper has censored the really good part. And if you are curious, you are encouraged to contact me at reynoldsharry1943@gmail.

If, on the other hand, the editor leaves the good part in, I would highly recommend he be taken to a local bar and bought a battalion of drinks. A warning: “Buzzed driving is drunk driving (whatever that means).”

I need to take a moment to clarify my declaration that Griffith is ugly. From a physical standpoint, she rates around a 2 out of a scale of 100. And here I will slip in a derogatory word without, hopefully, offending my 11-year-old dog, Maisy.

Griffith could be the most beautiful woman in the world, but she would remain ugly inside, way down deep where the soul presides. The woman exudes meanness; she revels in it; she mistakes it for humor.

Why, you may wonder, is a 75-year-old, hack writer, in this particular column, going on the warpath (my apologies as always to Native Americans), against Kathy Griffith? What has she done to deserve such treatment - A second-rate comedian?

I like my Sunday’s peaceful; it is the day of rest from my wife’s restless search for perfection in a being who is the poster child for imperfection – me. Normally, I avoid the “fake news” cable channels, and only watch Fox News (adjudged real news by President Donald Trump, and endorsed by Sean Hannity).

Calling up Twitter, lo and behold, there was Kathy Griffith reacting to a statement released by the First Lady’s spokesman in connection with President Trump’s policy of separating the children of illegal immigrants from their families at the Mexican border.

“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”

A thoughtful, compassionate, sincere statement is as foreign to Griffith as a good joke. Vicious is another word for humor in Griffith’s dictionary, and she followed it with the grace of a rabid wolverine:

“F- you, Melanie. You know damn well your husband can end this immediately ... you feckless complicit piece of s-!”

It is beyond Griffith’s grasp to criticize with humor. She feeds on the acclaim she receives from the haters – my Lord, America is brimming with haters these days. They know no party, religion, race, creed or color. There is equality in the ranks.

Tanya Edwards, Yahoo Lifestyle editor, wrote: “The issue she (Melanie Trump) was talking about, though, is one that is once again causing strong reactions, and in some cases profanity, from both sides of the political divide.”

Therein lays the excuse: “Everybody else is doing it.”

Harry Reynolds can be reached by email at Reynoldsharry1943@gmail.com

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