Humorless and Outraged Over Nothing
This poor lady has a few things to work out and I don't think the letters to the editor page of the Albert Lea Tribune is where she needs to take care of her issues.
I'm sorry but her screed against a joke made about a building reads a little shrill to me. Perhaps I'm not sensitive enough about buildings, but I sort of operate under the assumption that making fun of a building is just about the only thing left in this country that you can make fun of, up to and including a building that holds politicians and bureaucrats.
The shrill part? Where she says that making a joke about a goddamned building--a goddamned building--is the same as judging somebody--a person--based on their skin color, their accent or their native home.
Double-you tee eff, over?
Just so we're clear--a member of the Minnesota state legislature said that the state capitol building of North Dakota is like a State Farm Insurance building. And he said it in fun, so as to make fun of someone more powerful than himself--the Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Mary Laeger-Hagemeister compared that to bullying.
Typically, when you bully someone, you don't bully someone more powerful than yourself with a joke about a goddamned building. Typically.
So, there you have it. Humor is dead in America. You cannot make fun of anyone or anything now. And you'd better shut the hell up about North Dakota's State Capitol, which replaced the one that burned down and was built during the Depression for as little money as possible because North Dakota didn't have any money.
No jokes, now. Just stare at the plain exterior of the building and focus on the plight of three-legged dogs and broken toys and make absolutely certain you contain your mirth.