This post is essentially a rant. It was cathartic to write and moderately fun to read back, but if you are looking for something soulful, thought provoking and/or unique in its point of view, this ain’t it. If, however, you feel like a trip through the junk food drive-thru, and aren’t tired of hearing from me yet (four times in a week? unheard-of!), I invite your review.
Thanks to my daughter for her advice on how and if I should proceed on this one. I don’t want to abuse the valuable place I have earned in your crowded mindspace.
I try not to be self-indulgent, but when two of my blog posts intersect in real life I see it as a mandate from Valhalla that I need to weigh in.
Not long ago, I talked about my Mandalorian crush, Gina Carano, and how destroyed I was that her desire to be Republican outweighed her desire to be a hero to millions of young women. Not long after, I wrote about Ted Cruz, an absolute dirtball who represents passionate self-interest while being paid for public service.
Well, leave it to the two of them to find each other. After publicly calling his Houston neighbors assholes for outing his plan to skedaddle out of his home state of emergency for a week of R and R in Mexico, Teddy took to Twitter with the following observation:
Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe: not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi. She played a woman who kicked ass & who girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Of course Disney canceled her.
Oh, Ted, Ted, Ted. I really do believe you've gone unbelievably far in your career for someone with profound mental and character deficits. Or is it just the lasting damage of a career in politics? Let's break it down, so you can begin to learn from your mistakes:
Texan Gina Carano broke barriers in the Star Wars universe. True. Excellent start.
not a princess, not a victim, not some emotionally tortured Jedi. Wait - so your plan is to sh*t all over Carrie Fisher? You're a bigger princess than she was, Teddy boy. She was a General, and a boss. You're a reprehensible toad who didn't defend his wife's honor, blames his kids for controlling your mind and thinks the problem with your vacation plans is that your neighbors have big mouths.
She played a woman who kicked ass & who girls looked up to. She was instrumental in making Star Wars fun again. Okay, you're back on course now. Good Ted.
Of course Disney canceled her. And there's the snap.