Posts tagged Racist
Posts tagged Racist
Can’t we just exile this snowbilly to an unpopulated area of Alaska with no internet access?
Last time she did that, we got a “reality” show. Shit.
But really. Over 25,000 people who clicked “like” on this racist drivel? I wish I could say I was shocked, but Sarah Palin will appropriate any possible occasion to remind you that SHE is a true American, not that Black man in the White House. She’s the type of person that says to her hairdresser with a wink, “WHITE House, amirite?! Get it? Eh?”
Yeah, Sarah. We get it. This is the message the GOP is sending. Auctioning off rifles in memory of MLK, Jr. and asking President Barack Obama to “stop playing the race card.” Christ, they love that King quote, but I’ll be damned if they get the context.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a recent interview with the Arizona Republic regarding his sixth term as sheriff.
Did anyone just flash back to professional blowhard Donald Trump talking about how he gets along great with “the blacks?” It’s like they employ the same subtly racist, drunken uncle to write their talking points. Or they just do it themselves.
And note Arpaio is in his SIXTH term in a county with a large Hispanic and Latino population, and he says, Boy, I’d sure like to meet some Hispanics! He’s met Hispanic people, we all know that. The only back room Arpaio prefers to meet Hispanics in is a holding cell of the Maricopa County Jail. And instead of a beer, it’s the business end of a baton and a rotten bologna sandwich. Just Google “Joe Arpaio” and “civil rights lawsuit” – it’s enough reading to keep you occupied for weeks.
I have a solution: Stop voting this old racist into office, clean house staff-wise, and I have a feeling ethnic and race relations in Maricopa County will improve.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) made a point about the potential for racial profiling in Arizona’s anti-immigration law on Wednesday by challenging members of the House to look at a series of photographs and determine which of the people were immigrants and which were citizens.
In a 5-4 ruling earlier this week, the the Supreme Court found that three out of four provisions of the Arizona law were unconstitutional because they were preempted federal laws. The court upheld that police could be required to inquire about immigration status when they stop suspects, but it left open the possibility of future challenges once that portion of the law was finally implemented.
"In Arizona today, all that stands between you and a legal nightmare is whether a police officer feels that there is a reasonable suspicion to inquire about your country of origin," Gutierrez explained. "Yet, Arizona politicians will tell you — with a straight face, no less — that they can apply this law without racial profiling, without assuming that someone named Gutierrez isn’t less likely to be in this country legally than someone named Smith. That’s an amazing skill!"
"I’m sure Justin helped Gomez learn all about American customs and feel more at home in her adopted country," the congressman said. "Oh, wait a minute. I’m sorry. Because I’m not a trained Arizona official, I somehow got that backwards. Actually, Ms. Gomez of Texas has helped Mr. Bieber of Canada learn about his adopted country. Justin, when you perform in Phoenix, remember to bring your papers," Gutierrez warned.
Indeed. Paging Joe Arpaio…
"When do I get a month? Oh wait I’m a straight white Christian man who doesn’t take government money from Obozo! Lol! Happy *insert over-priveleged homo minority here* month!"
Sigh. Hi there, former classmate from Ohio.
1. Dude, pretty sure every month is your month. Just sayin’.
2. I just can’t. There’s so much wrong, and your own mother called you “insensitive” for posting this.
And it’s plain racist. Racist is a better explanation. After his mother commented, he deleted it.
I defriended him, and sent a message basically saying what I just said here.
"Your just racist because liberals bring race into everything. Conservatives don’t care about race."
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett proving he’s an even bigger jackass than I thought. When asked about his comments later, Bennett replied, “I have no personal knowledge about what happened.” But he’ll sure pretend he does!
I had emailed Bennett previously about the whole “I’m not a birther, I just play one on TV" thing. He never responded. Total shock, I know. I had to email him again about this egregiously racist claim.
And yes, I call it racist because this is the second time he’s attempted to tie Barack Obama to being Kenyan (or pretending to be Kenyan) in some way — supposedly in the name of vetting him — yet Mittbot™ escapes the same scrutiny. Remember when George W. Bush used to crack jokes about being a C student at Yale? Imagine Barack Obama doing that.
Go on. Imagine it.
It drives these people up the wall that Barack Obama, a charismatic black man, not only succeeded at an Ivy League University, but went on to have a successful career as a professor and became president. Not to mention he wouldn’t have to spend money to have college records sealed because of privacy law.
In other words, clutch the pearls and pray to all the angels and baby Jesus, because there’s an intruding BLACK man in our WHITE House. </sarcasm>
The cherry on top of this racist sundae is Bennett has formed an exploratory committee to run for governor in 2014. It’s never too late to start pandering to your base.
Anyhow, here’s my email to Ken Bennett. If you’d like to email him too, his email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Mr. Bennett,
I previously wrote you regarding your dabbling in birtherism. To refresh your memory, please view the email here: http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/23321374521/my-email-to-ariz-secretary-of-state-ken-bennett
I was thrilled to see you finally back off the pursuit of Barack Obama’s birth certificate after Hawaii satisfied your desires. However, I do believe you should investigate whether or not Mitt Romney is a robot. This is a very real possibility. View the evidence here, here, and here. I have just as much evidence that Romney is a robot as Sheriff Joe Arpaio has that Obama was born in Kenya. But no matter…
I am writing regarding your recent comments about Obama lying about being born in Kenya in order to get into college. You said:
[Obama is] just very, very scary. Now, I know there’s a lot of people that are very skeptical as to whether he was born in Hawaii. Personally I believe that he was. I actually believe he was fibbing about being born in Kenya when he was trying to get into college and doing things like writing a book and on and on and on.
First off, citation needed. Second, I heard a rumor you lied about being a gay Chinese Buddhist from Lincoln, Neb. in order to get into Arizona State University. In reality, you’re a straight white Mormon from Tucson, Ariz. BORING. No wonder you lied.
Please refute these allegations, or else I will assume they are true. After all, I have as much evidence as Arpaio regarding Obama’s birthplace, and just as much evidence about your college attendance as you do about Obama’s. Also, would your office please call for Romney to refute the allegation that he lied about being a human being to get into Harvard.
Rick Santorum seems to catch himself right before calling President Barack Obama a nigger at about 15 seconds into the video.
Glen Coco at Vice has the scoop:
This is presidential candidate Rick Santorum (holy shit does that look scary written down) delivering a speech in Janesville, Wisconsin a couple of days ago. And, as you can see in the above video, it seems like he might have been on the verge of calling Obama a “nigger”… Santorum’s rolling out the racist gaffes about once a quarter so far in 2012, after this slip of the tongue back in January. (He was actually saying “blah people”, guys! Duhhh.)
Wow. I’m really not sure how he could walk this back, but honestly, with today’s GOP migrating backwards in time, I’m not sure he needs to walk it back.
And that is so very depressing.
Because all African Americans are unemployed and on welfare.
Ladies and gentlemen: Newt Gingrich.
Because the African-American community won’t resent an old rich white man telling them what to do at all. It’s not like that’s ever happened. Never in history has any group of old, white men thought they knew best for the African-American community at all. The African-American community is saved now that Newt Gingrich is coming to their rescue. </sarcasm>
Brent Bozell, from conservative think-tank Media Research Center, on Fox News Thursday commenting on Chris Matthews’ statements about Newt Gingrich.
Here’s the thing - Matthews said Gingrich “looks like a car bomber” in a riff about him being/looking creepy. Not exactly high-brow political commentary, but also not embedded in racial stereotypes like stating Obama looks like a crackhead from the ghetto.
Hint for Brent Bozell: When you’re attacking a fellow talking head for resorting to the lowest common denominator, it’s best not to seek a, um, lowest-er common denominator.
These pictures are from a colonial themed wedding with (exclusively?) white wedding guests yukking it up while an entirely black staff waits anxiously upon their every whim and desire in South Africa. What a fabulous idea! I think I’d like to have a plantation wedding in Georgia with pro-Confederacy theme, of course all the servants will be black and dressed in slave garb. Next, we’ll take the train to the West Coast of the USA and the theme changes! Now it’s the Gold Rush and we’re waited on by Asians dressed as laborers and Mexicans because authenticity is super important to us. Maybe we’ll even force the waitstaff of Asian descent to smoke some opium; the Opium Wars were so fun and elegant! Next, we all set off in covered wagons and shoot arrows at real-live Native Americans. Maybe we’ll ask them to reenact the Trail of Tears and top it off by stealing their land. Just for shits and giggles. I wish I lived in Africa so that I could have a Hotel Rwanda theme wedding.
This isn’t racism, people, nor is it a celebration of colonialism/imperialism. No, no, no, no, no! Shame on you for even suggesting such a thing! It’s just a theme wedding. It’s just part of history. You people are so fucking sensitive. This is clearly a case of political correctness gone awry. Oppression is awesome if you’re a member of the ruling class. Why not celebrate the abuse of power? We’ve registered for impoverished children from developing countries. It’s so important to purchase children when they’re young so you can train them properly.
Check out the photographer’s FB page. They think this is all much ado about nothing. But, then again, I heard a lot of people defend apartheid because outsiders “just didn’t understand” and “those people need to be controlled.”
The photographer’s blog post, welovepictures dot blogspot dot com (I want to make sure I give them credit for their work), has been taken down (GEE I WONDER WHY?) but it was originally posted with this text:
It’s not often that we meet clients and get as excited about a wedding as we did almost 4 months in advance. When we met Dave and Chantal in January to discuss their ‘Out of Africa’ themed wedding, we couldn’t hide our excitement and Travis was practically bouncing off the walls with ideas and inspiration. We love themed weddings, especially beautiful themes like ‘Colonial Africa’ which promise great pictures and a nostalgic and thoughtfully decorated wedding.
You know what else was beautiful and inspiring about colonialism? The way women were viewed as children and/or property. Hey, members of marginalized groups, how about we stop slinging mud at each other and start working to create a more equitable world for everyone?
The poll found at this link asks: It is racist?
This sums up my reaction. The commentary on this = amazing.
Update - Okay, this is Salon right fucking now:
We got trolled, kids. Quote isn’t real, but damn if it doesn’t sound like something she’d say, huh?
Michele Bachmann to Sean Hannity on the Casey Anthony verdict
I honestly thought this quote was fake at first. Like, I just, what even is this. (via la-frida-phile)
Wait… she’s blaming Obama for the Casey Anthony verdict?!??!
I’ll tell you how, Michele. It happens when the prosecution’s entire case hinges on hearsay, circumstantial evidence and testimony like “Well, she wasn’t distraught when i saw her this one time…”. I don’t know if she did it or not, but the Obama administration has like, ZERO to do with it. It was because of lousy investigation work, lack of physical evidence, and shoddy case building. In other words, Michele, THE SYSTEM WORKED EXACTLY AS IT WAS DESIGNED TO DO. Shut up.
“who happens to be white”
I guess basically she’s saying that in Obama’s America, the courts don’t care if white children are murdered. So because we’ve elected our first black president, centuries of culturalization have been reversed and we’re now living in a black supremacist society.
This must be that primo fair-and-balanced anti-mainstream shit that brings in the big bucks for Fox.
SERIOUSLY?! What the fuck goes through her head?! I imagine it goes somethig like this: “YOU GUISE! THE GUBMINT CAN’T DO ANYTHING RIGHT EXCEPT GET AN UNAMERICAN COMMUNIST NAZI MARXIST ELITIST MUSLIM ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ELECTED WITH THE POWER TO INFILTRATE A FLORIDA JURY IN ONE MURDER CASE!”
I’m pretty sure no one has asked her this question. [I guess I’m probably right there.] I’m also pretty sure this dog-whistling racist thinks in all caps, too. [I stand by that statement.]
John Abarr, a 41-year-old former organizer for the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and Republican candidate for Montana’s only US House seat. Don’t worry, the GOP isn’t supporting him. They haven’t supported anyone with the KKK for nine years.
And yes, he just used historical context to explain away lynching.
Rep. Sally Kern of Oklahoma, on the wage gap. This was in the same debate where she insinuated African-Americans were lazy. She apologized for both remarks later, but blamed others for taking the comments out of context:
"We live in a sound bite society and our media likes to take only a portion of a dialog and use just a slice of it…Without a doubt, what I said was poorly stated and did not convey the meaning I wanted to get across for this I am truly sorry and humbly apologize."
Apparently, the context is supposed to be that all races and genders can be lazy, and she can’t be racist because she and her husband do ministry work in the inner-city:
"I never intended to convey anything more than all races include people who can be lazy at times… Certainly laziness is not the reason for this but it can be a contributing factor just as it can be for any other race. In a very inadequate and poorly worded way I was meaning to say that government should not give perference [sic] based only upon race or gender. I deeply regret the anquish [sic] and insult I have caused to all Africian [sic] Americans and sincerely apologize and ask for your forgiveness. My husband and I serve in an inner city church ministering to people of every race because we love all people."
Just shut up. Seriously.
Rep. Sally Kern of Oklahoma, speaking about eliminating affirmative action in Oklahoma.
I can’t even… what?
You just KNOW she’s a bitter birther
You’d like to think that Alexandra Wallace, the charmer of a UCLA student who posted a racist rant about Asians last Friday, was drunk when she made her now-infamous video. Or high. Or very, very confused.
Instead, the video was apparently part of what she hoped would become an entire blog — an idea that was supported by her father. The Sacramento Bee reports:…it seems the original video was not intended to be a one-time hit.
“My daughter wants to start a blog,” wrote Wallace’s dad on his Facebook page.
John Wallace, a Sacramento-area retail developer, posted on Friday at 11:17 a.m.: “She’s asking for domain suggestions for ‘Asians on their cellphones in the library!’ She’s shooting videos as I write.”
Ugh. In case anyone was wondering about the sincerity of anything she’s said since people started responding. And in case anyone was wondering where she got the impression that this shit was okay.
FUCK HER. As MizJenkins astutely pointed out: ”I don’t think her little dipshit tirade came from a place of questioning or fearing for her place in society…I think it came from a place of absolute security with her place in society and a careless disdain for anything that doesn’t reflect her tastes and preferences.
It came from a place of comfy, cozy, completely-taken-for-granted superiority.”
She would have a lot of contributors, too, I’m sure. Both from within the UCLA campus and from other places as well. The only reason she was confident enough to post what she posted was because her opinions have been validated by OTHERS who feel the same. So… yep. Fuck her, but fuck her enablers as well.
Wow. I fucking knew it. She thought she was freakin’ hysterical, I bet. I knew she didn’t just lose her cool or anything. No wonder she got all dolled up for her rant.