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keith singleton
Name keith singleton
Joined 245 days ago
About Me Long-long defender of gay rights, black rights, women's rights, etc.
keith singleton
Ellen's Experience at the Mark Twain Prize
179 days ago

In addition to my comment below, let me just say another book by Twain was banned for seventy five years. It was about a 17 year old girl who become commander in charge of an an army. It was called Joan of Arc. Hmmm, maybe that should be banned again for using words like "wench."

keith singleton
Ellen's Experience at the Mark Twain Prize
179 days ago

In addition to my comment below, let me just say another book by Twain was banned for seventy five years. It was about a 17 year old girl who become commander in charge of the French Legion army. It was called Joan of Arc. Hmmm, maybe that should be banned again for using words like "wench."

keith singleton
Ellen's Experience at the Mark Twain Prize
179 days ago

Of course, she's joking about not knowing Twain. Since she didn't go to college, probably the only thing she actually knows about him is that he has been banned from schools for writing the first satire of racism. I think she is kowtowing to the black sector who aren't grateful for what he did, because she, like they, refuse to go to college and actually get educated.

keith singleton
Behind the Scenes at the Mark Twain Prize
245 days ago

Uh, excuse me. Mark Twain wrote the first satire of racism in history. It was the first Great American Novel. In that book, he was the first to write about blacks as though they were humans, with feelings, and not just animals to be used and exploited. Somehow today's generations aren't "cool" to what he did, and why, and therefore ungrateful. Ellen's negative remarks about Twain, so as to kiss Steve Harvey's butt, didn't fly. It also didn't fly then that Steve had to go all amateur cable-access host, fawning in return over Ellen. Maybe she should have gone to college before checking into Hollywood Hotel. Maybe somebody, somewhere, might have gotten "edgicated.".