Time to honour ‘pube-hair-in-my-coke’ guy

Just when we are starting to rid ourselves of some of the world’s most offensive and misguided memorials to men of yore, some conservative politicians in the state of Georgia believe its time to erect a statue in honor of — wait for it – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Let’s not rehash history except to say the appointment of Thomas in 1991 led to a nation-wide movement against sexual harassment in the workplace. Democratic state Rep. Donna McLeod’s response? “I’d rather them keep a Confederate monument than a statue of Clarence Thomas. That’s how much I don’t like the idea.”