Posts tagged Seriously?
Posts tagged Seriously?
Todd Starnes of Fox News Radio has yet to answer my über-important, possibly earth-shattering question. I’ll keep you all posted.
Meet Mexican Barbie. I’m going to stop there, because journalist Laura Martinez nails it:
The folks over at Mattel are so smart, that not only they have come up with a Mexican Barbie, but they have given her all the possible tools to go around the U.S. the world undisturbed.
In addition to a “wonderfully bright pink dress with ribbon accents,” Mexican Barbie comes fashionably ready for a fiesta with her Chihuahua friend (we all do.) But that is not all: According to Mattel, this beauty features accessories that “add play value,” including a passport and sticker sheet.
It is not for me to inform you about the “play value” that a passport provides, so go ahead! Play with your Barbie Mexicana and don’t even think of calling her indocumentada. Oh, and she can be yours for only $24.50 on Amazon.com
I’m curious who at Mattel looked at the sketch for this Barbie and said, “You know what? She’s not Mexican enough. I know! Let’s make her legal!”
I’m sure that person exists somewhere in their design department. And that person is awful.
In the now-widespread video of Mitt Romney slamming 47% of Americans at a Boca Raton fundraiser, he also voices one wish: That his dad was Mexican, instead of white. Seriously.
Romney says, chuckling: “Had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot at winning this… I mean I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.”
Hilarious! Not only did he strap 47% of Americans to the metaphorical roof, he wants to be Latino — because people only voted for Obama because he’s black, amirite? Goddamn that affirmative action. </sarcasm>
Which brings me to the screen shot above. In an effort to pander to Latinos, he’s released several videos in Spanish to say, essentially, I give enough shits about you to have a campaign ad produced saying so.
Well, maybe Mitt’s web people could give enough shits to actually complete the description. It currently reads: “La campaña de Obama recientemente lanzó un video asegurando que” which, correct me if I’m wrong here, translates to: “The Obama campaign released a video recently assuring that”
Tsk-tsk. Sloppy. Especially when you click through to YouTube and discover the full description. It’s a 30 second copy-paste job to put it on the site. Romney can pander to Hispanic and Latino voters all he wants, but with appearances like these tonight on Univision (no specific policy statements, and only hinting he’d continue the DREAM Act put in place by Obama via executive memo), and careless web work that seems to be emblematic of his floundering campaign, I wish him the best of luck.
America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry sums up Romney’s problems with Latino voters well with this message to Mittens:
"If you got your wish and were born of Mexican grandparents, we wonder if you would still view Arizona’s immigration approach as a ‘model' for the nation? Would you be for a law that would likely cause you and your loved ones to be stopped because of the color of your skin or the ethnicity of your family? Somehow you don't sound like the kind of guy who can relate to how unfair and unnerving it is to live in a state that sanctions discrimination based on where you are from and what you look like. In fact, your absolute lack of empathy for those trying to build a better life for their families is appalling. Really, is it any wonder you are polling so poorly with Latino voters?”
Go sit in a corner and think about how many Latino voters are in that 47% you denigrated, Mitt. Then get back to us.
Yeah! We don’t need no stinkin’ math!
Bill O’Reilly, giving us a healthy dose of WTF, topped off with a dollop of denial and sprinkles of American Exceptionalism.
Let me summarize this: “Ignore the bad shit, folks, nothing to see here. Reasons. Noble America. Capitalism.” I’d say these things are more than “grievances,” Bill O. And taxes? How ELSE do you suggest we fund the government? Unicorns and smiles don’t pay the bills.
Yes, Bill O. You’re wrong about this.
In Joe Arpaio’s Arizona, a six-year-old child falls under his jurisdiction as a criminal, instead of a minor in need of care from Child Protective Services:
Maricopa County Sheriff Office deputies arrested a 6-year-old suspected illegal immigrant Friday, the day President Barack Obama softened the country’s deportation policy toward young illegal immigrants.
The girl was with 15 other people believed to be in the country illegally who were traveling to the Midwest and northeast United States, said Chris Hegstrom, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office…
The whereabouts of the girl’s parents or other caretakers is unknown. All of the people traveling with her claimed to know nothing about the girl.
"Where was she going? What are they going to do with her? We’re trying to get to the bottom of this right now," Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
All of the other suspected illegal immigrants, who claimed to be from Mexico, were booked into jail.
"We enforce the human-smuggling laws here," Arpaio said. "Every chance I can get to take action on my own without turning them over to ICE, I do. Especially with the new policy the president has."
I fear any action that Arpaio takes “on his own” — keep in mind, he’s the target of a Department of Justice lawsuit over abuses towards inmates and residents of Arizona, particularly those with brown skin. And it sounds like he arrested this six-year-old girl out of spite over Obama’s new policy towards young undocumented immigrants.
For Sheriff Joe:
Well, Arizona, all your crimes are now solved, thanks to Sheriff Joe.
Spotted on Third Street in Laramie, Wyo.
The bottom photo has two signs on the car. The first reads, “If Obama is a Christian, then I’m a flying pig.” The second one says, “18 to 30 year olds. Help us save America. Vote REPUBLICAN.”
Love the “I miss Reagan” sticker on the back. Not sure he understands St. Ronnie would never pass muster in today’s GOP.
Hey, at least it’s a Prius…
Oh hi there, Focus on the Family! Remember Romer v. Evans, 517 U.S. 620 (1996)? You know, that one case where Amendment 2 was struck down in Colorado as unconstitutional for discriminating against GLBTQ people?
Well, this is awfully similar. I’ll refresh your memories. Here’s the case.
Mitt Romney, at Wednesday’s CNN debate in Arizona.
Hey, you know what prevents unwanted pregnancy? This.
Love the insinuation that poverty IS child abuse. And the racism. That throwaway remark is quite possibly one of the worst things to come out of last night’s debate.
I could say more, but Elon James White said it much better than I ever could:
I salute you, sir.
In not-shocking news:
Santourm’s decision to rely on Charles Murray is no less distressing. Murray co-authored The Bell Curve, which argues that black people score lower on IQ tests because they are genetically inferior to whites. To reach this conclusion, Murray relied on studies backed by the Pioneer Fund, whose original mission was to pursue “race betterment” for people “deemed to be descended predominantly from white persons who settled in the original thirteen states prior to the adoption of the Constitution.”
Murray’s latest book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, is a similarly rigorous work of scholarship.
Let me remind you, Rick Santorum — previously an also-ran afterthought in the GOP nomination race — is now the front-runner for the GOP nod.
I don’t care for Obama, but damn GOP — it’s like you want him re-elected.
If they get Obama re-elected, they don’t have to try to unbreak shit. They can keep blocking everything and blame Obama for doing nothing.
I see what you did there, GOP. Run the birth control-hating, slightly racist stooge, lose, bitch about everything. Bravo.
That is your plan, right?
Bryan Fischer of professional hate group American Family Association explaining why women aren’t suited for combat.
We’re delicate flowers, y’all! Too fragile!
Yes. You know why? Because Fischer is a patriarchal asshat who believes women violate evolutionary principles when they do something but be brood mares because we’re “apprehensive” and “easily spooked.” Yeah, every single time a balloon pops I dive under my bed and cower. Now I know why! Love how he cites “evolution” as a possible reason when it seems to suit his argument…
And especially Bryan Fischer. And P.S. - AFA + Rick Santorum = TRU LUV 4-EVA. You know, the same Rick Santorum who walked back similar comments about a week ago.
Retweeted by Jack Donaghy -er- Alec Baldwin: DAY. MADE.
Oh, and I got re-blocked by Hannity.
Bwahaha! I…need to reblog this.
Abotion is murder
Meg at Cognitive Dissonance:
If you’re going to condemn it, please spell it correctly. Before you go, anon, I have a song for you. Otherwise…
A video of the exchange between Newt Gingrich and Juan Williams. The comment from the poster? “Sorry Juant [sic]. Race card denied.”
This was on Martin Luther King Day, adding to the stomach-twisting, rage-inducing awful of this whole video.
For defending his comments, Newt Gingrich received a standing ovation.
As a middle class white male I get nothing in terms of scholarships, but had I been born a different race or gender, I would have the opportunity to have a bunch.
I had to work for my scholarships.
Why do we call this equality?
WON’T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE WHITE MEN?!?!?!??!
this is like the worst meme ever.
middle class white men have so much disadvantage u guises omg
Can someone point me towards the “free money for being a woman” scholarships? ‘cause I could totally go for one of those.
do i laugh or cry
These memes need to die in a fire.
Petafaps needs a break from the internet. Or just needs to stop showing up on my dash. That’s like 20 times in the last 2 days.
most of that is my fault kicking his weak little ass at logic.
but lol yes. apart from amuse me with his whining and fapping (because girls aren’t interested in rape culture, yo) dude needs to get a freaking hobby.
i hear knitting is nice.
He’s gonna be sad you said fapping isn’t a hobby.
And I didn’t get scholarships for being a woman. I got scholarships for my GPA.
But guess what? Even scholarships awarded for being a minority student, be it based on gender, race, ethnicity, etc. still have academic or merit qualifications listed, whether it’s writing an essay, attaining a certain GPA, etc. Oh, and you have to be admitted to a college or university already. So there’s a few hurdles clear.
However, if there’s someone walking around with a checkbook passing out scholarship money with no strings attached other than identifying as female, please do let me know.