March 10, 2010
Guys, Ballerina Teresa was on clearance. If she was “devalued”, it was because Louisiana Negro consumers didn’t pony up the $6 to do their bit for Mattel’s and Walmart’s bottom line….so who actually did the devaluing here? I don’t know if the issue is that Louisiana Negroes don’t like Barbies, or don’t like black Barbies, or can’t relate to ballerinas …and it really doesn’t matter; the product has to go. Would you be happier if Walmart had raised the price to $50? No, because that would have been discriminatory. So it’s not discriminatory if Ballerina Barbie is still $6? It’s not a good thing that poor girls can now buy a doll for 50% off? Come on, I thought we lived in the post-racial age. Millions of Americans didn’t vote for America’s first Black Red President so they could hear race-pimping psychologists whine about trauma to kids’ self-image. Then they claim that Negros buy more Caucasian dolls than vice-versa…hmmm, maybe that’s where the self-image problem is?? Do we need doll apartheid? Mandatory gene tests to make sure you have sufficient African genetics to own a Teresa (or of course Eurogenes for Barbie)?
The racial insensitivity didn’t happen when they dropped the price; it happened when they ordered too many Ballerina Teresas. I’m sure they won’t make that mistake again. Get over it!
February 27, 2010
Malone, pithy and devastating, on the President’s intelligence:
I’ve never seen any evidence of that, at all. Extremely intelligent? Extremely modest intelligence, would be my rating of Obama’ s smarts. And very swift on the con. Driven by self-love and megalomania.
Obama’s a packaged product, and was always more hype than substance. One of the standards of extremely intelligent people is good judgement. Twenty years in Jeremiah Wright’s church kills that. Obama is an obfuscator and prevaricator. Bad character. Not too smart.
Intellectuals are experts in manipulation of words. Since they fancy themselves to be intelligent, they assume that intelligence “looks like” their verbal skill set. Since Obama speaks crisply with few slip-ups, he is ipso facto intelligent. (as opposed to “potatoe” and “Is our children learning?” — and Joe Biden is, I would maintain, a special case) This effect is multiplied by “the soft bigotry of low expectations” multiplied by a contradiction in liberal thought: they can observe (because they have been castigated for making the observation) that Obama speaks better than most black people, but “black people” are equal to “white people”. Ergo, if Obama speaks better than other blacks who are equal to white people, then Obama is superior to everyone.
I’m not sure I want to totally buy into the “multiple intelligences” gobbledygook that educarats use to explain away their failures. But my wife, who admits to being a disaster with language, thinks for herself, can perceive reality clearly, and is a better mechanic than I am. Obama’s alternative skill-set, had he grown up in Africa without his education, would have made him a successful “solicitor” in your email, asking for your help in resolving a rich man’s estate.
February 20, 2010
A state senator who floated the idea of commemorating Utah’s most famous gun maker with a state holiday on the same date as that honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. said he’ll seek another date because of backlash he faced this week.
Instead, Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Lehi, said he’ll ask veterans’ groups if they would like to share either Veterans Day or Memorial Day, and will ask the LDS Church if it’s appropriate to share the July 24 Pioneer Day state holiday with the late Ogden gun inventor John M. Browning.
Madsen said he had never officially chosen Martin Luther King Day — the third Monday in January — for his legislation, but considered it because it falls near Browning’s birthday. He blamed media reports of the idea for derailing it before he had a chance to talk with black leaders.
OK, I can see how Negro leaders would object to sharing the limelight with a Caucasian — especially since, objectively speaking, Browning’s work freed more people than MLK’s ever did. And certainly we don’t want any more stupid holidays for the ruling class. (MLK died so that Caucasian professionals could have the day off.) But Browning does deserve a holiday. Let’s make his birthday a holiday, but forbid government workers and bankers from taking that day off. It seems fitting.
February 6, 2010
The R-C version of events is here. One part of Fetty’s testimony that didn’t make it into the paper (gee, I wonder why?):While she was on the phone, Lowther’s dog began to bark, and he said, “There must be a coon in the back yard,”
I am not making this up.
January 24, 2010
I was speaking today to a high school teacher in an urban district far away from Black Water Farm, and she was discussing the problem Certain Ethnic parents have in naming their children. Apparently, it never occurs to these people that a name is something you carry around for life, that it has great bearing upon your future success, and that it requires more thought than naming a pet. This trend was referenced in John Ross’ Unintended Consequences, only there it was a cruel game played by white OB/GYN interns to encourage poor women to give their children names like Anus Brown, or the BATF agent G.G. Jackson (nee Gonorrhea Gaily). Apparently, mothers come up with these names all by themselves.
The more benign form seems to be oriented towards increasing self-esteem… name like Holy Kidd, or Precious. “My classes are filled with royalty : Princes, Princessess, Kings, Queens,” she said. Then there are the wacky, Zappaesque names, like the sisters “LehMONjelo” and “OrANjelo” (named after popular boxed desserts). Or the possibly ignorant, like “NoNAHmee” (or, as spelled on the birth certificate, “no name”)
But the worst case came when she was subbing in a class, calling roll. “I don’t know how to pronounce this name.” “It’s ShiTHAYD.” Yes, somebody had actually named their son Shithead. Yeah, there’s one for the boardroom. What’s the matter with you people!?
UPDATE: The Hillboyz talk about this in Cleveland:
“What’s her name?”.
“How do you say that?”
“Kuh-neen-eee-ya”, the woman behind the counter overemphasized, with the DUH! unspoken.
Of course, that’s how you pronounce a name that has both a hyphen and the number nine in it.
No wonder the kids at that school can’t read. Their own names make no sense, and have nines in them. How are they supposed to read “cat” and “dog” when they are looking for the numbers mixed with letters and hyphens?
January 23, 2010
Nor was anything else that Jordan Miles, an 18 year old honor student in Pittsburgh, was in the habit of doing. 3 scruffy-looking white men jumped out of a car, and Mr. Miles sensibly began to run, but unfortunately fell. The white men then beat the crap out of him. Their excuse for doing so was that they were undercover police officers who were convinced that Jordan must have been doing something wrong.
What’s the matter, big boys? Are you afraid to beat up black criminals, so you get your racist rocks off by attacking a 5’6″ 150 lb. kid?
January 21, 2010
My sister is a fan of Keith Dobermann. I don’t hold it against her (much) that she’s a liberal, but that she listens to stupid liberals seriously. Hey, I listen to that emo punk Glenn Beck, but he’s not my guru.
Anyway, the Atomic Nerds have some fun with Olbermann and Fineman discussing the Scott Brown “pickup truck” meme:
I have to give Fineman a small shred of credit- but not a whole hell of a lot, since he said “that’s a good question” rather than “are you serious”- in that somewhere in his bizarre pickup truck ramblings he manages to more or less land on the truth, which is that the pickup isn’t a racial message but a class message to a pretty big demographic that doesn’t trust the urban elite ruling class that Washington is largely composed of.
What he fails to mention, of course, is that this demographic has an excellent reason not to trust that class and that he’s sitting next to a really good example of why. Rural and suburban proles don’t have pickup trucks to tote around their crosses, lighter fluid, and lynching victims, they have them to tote around the tools and materials with which manual labor is done, and the fact that Olbermann apparently can’t even wrap his head around that enough to connect it to work and to class rather than attach it as a nebulous symbol of a racist “underclass” is a picture-perfect illustration of why they don’t trust him and the governing class he represents.
What’s especially sad about this is that non-white people own pickups too, lots of them. If you live out in the sticks or have a job that involves manual labor or are just in an economic bracket where doing your own dirty work makes sense (and that includes educated pasty us), then having a pickup truck is really handy. They’re ubiquitous on the Indian reservations and among the Hispanic working class out here, and might even have become a racial symbol in that sense if so many white people didn’t own them for the same reasons. I don’t live in a state with a large black population, but I suspect the same is true among black people in not-completely-urban areas in Southern states.
January 18, 2010
Elaine Hall, from the Archives Department at the King Center in Atlanta, has informed the committee that Dr. King’s favorite meal includes fried chicken, collard greens, cornbread, and sweet potato pie
But that menu is too “stereotypical” for some parents in Denver public schools, where that (biscuit instead of cornbread, and minus the pie) was to be served for lunch Friday in honor of Dr. King, before the district backtracked in a flurry of apologies. Apparently we aren’t supposed to honor the man by eating what he liked to eat.
“When you reduce it to the ‘I have a dream’’speech and a fried chicken and collared green lunch, you have just destroyed everything that Dr. King stood for,”said Vern Howard, Chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission.
Who collared them greens anyway? And yes, it probably mostly is reduced to “I have a dream”, because we’re still waiting to be allowed to judge on the content of character, instead of giving character a pass based on the color of skin. I doubt anyone is having any real discussion on race today…certainly not those of us staying home. Let’s face it, MLK Day does as much for race relations as Labor Day does for trade unionism.
Chereka Dickerson, who helps run the soul food restaurant Welton Street Café said the criticisms were over-the-top. “If that’s the food that’s really associated with black people in America, why not celebrate it instead of trying to make everything negative?” she said.
And how many kids won’t eat chicken and biscuits? Yeah, the collard greens might be a hard sell. But it’s all a lot easier than chitterlings. Southern cooking is great primarily because of black people, who were at one time the ones doing all the cooking. Maybe they just should have served burgers and fries, and said it was in honor of America’s first black president, Bill Clinton.
January 6, 2010
Some people have something new to whine about: there’s a block on the new census form which “people who associate themselves with the racial group most frequently associated with the half-Caucasian US President” can check, identifying themselves as “Black, African Am. or Negro.” And some people are upset because they thus have to define themselves as “Negro”. Presumably they never donate to the UNCF. The government claims that there are many older PWATWTRGMFAWTH-CUSP who define themselves as “Negro”, and I can well believe it. You know those matrons who speak whiter-than-white, who say “surely” when assenting to something and pronounce all their consonants? They’re probably school teachers who would put this multiple-choice question on a test:
Which term defines a member of a racial group?
B. African Am.
The correct answer is of course “C”. Black is a color, and most Blacks aren’t black. I’m assuming that “African Am. ” am short for “African-American”, and that defines continent of origin, not race, as in that guy from Mozambique who got into all that trouble…or locally, Roy Ganzenhauser of the Oriental Rug Warehouse or composer James Wilding would be African-Americans.
Now, I’m not saying that people don’t have the right to define themselves how they please; of course they do. But the argument about using the politically-incorrect term du jour misses the real racial problem here: if we are a color-blind society, what compelling interest does the State have in finding out who is what race? Isn’t that what they used to do in South Africa? I always used to answer questions requesting a racial identifier with “Human” in the “Other” blank, but lately I’ve started using “Confederate-American” (though I’m not one) out of solidarity with the last ethnic group that it’s still PC to joke about and disparage (Southrons are a conquered subjected people; why can’t they be hyphenated-Americans too?) Perhaps, if PWATWTRGMFAWTH-CUSP want to protest “Negro” (in spite of it being technically the correct term) and still be counted as PWATWTRGMFAWTH-CUSP, they could use the “Other” blank to define themselves as “pickininny” or “jigaboo” — which really are offensive terms. Or better yet, tell them how many adults and how many children live there, and leave the marketing survey for government “services” blank.
September 16, 2009
I was listening to Hannity’s radio show on the way home last night, hoping for some scoop on the latest ACORN video (Giles and O’Keefe MUST get a Pulitzer. They won’t, given how that works, but there hasn’t been a bit of reporting this year more deserving.) And this woman called, who sounded to me to be an African-American, and asked Sean, “What do people mean when they say, “Take this country back”? Hannity gave her the basic Tea Party argument, but he didn’t pick up on the question she was actually asking, or thinking of. Here we have a whole mess of people who are predominantly white (and thank you, all you black conservatives who are part of the movement). They get a black President, and now they want to “Take their country back.” I can’t blame her at all for thinking “They want to take it back from us black people” as opposed to “take it back from the Marxists”. After all, when a group of young black punks started beating people up in Akron, saying “This is our world now”, it was very clear what “our” meant.
For the record, I don’t want to “take our country back”. She can have it; she just needs to keep it out of my face. The only thing I want to take back is my personal sovereignty. The key problem is that there is enough government power to fight over. This isn’t a country for white people or black people; it’s a country for individuals. And it doesn’t seem that white racism is the problem here; I’d like to see some statistics, but anecdotally I’ve noticed an increase in black-on-white violence, with more of it being racially motivated.
We’ve got the Senile Cracker Carpenter claiming that opposition to Obama’s policies is rooted in racism. Well, let’s compare the goings-on to the happenings during the term of “America’s First Black President” (and notice how you never hear that any more about Clinton, now that we have a mulatto holding the office?) Nobody has brought down any government buildings. Obama hasn’t been accused of murder even once, let alone several times. He hasn’t been set up with a blue cocktail dress (and this time that would work out better, as Michelle would kill him with her own two hands), nor has he (yet) faced articles of impeachment. Overall, the Right has been a lot easier on Obama than Clinton, aside from the issue of his status as an undocumented worker. Even the press has been.
Now the difference is that we didn’t have 1.7m people marching in D.C. against HillaryCare. But then, we didn’t have a “Republican Revolution” with a “Contract with America” , dishonored by politicians which were themselves revolting. We didn’t have 8 years of a center-left President spending money he didn’t have. If there’s anything that scares the bejeezus out of the Beltway crowd, it’s that the TEA folk are just about as disgusted with the Republicans as the Democrats, and can’t be fobbed off with false change in 2010. At least I hope they can’t. But I’m probably wrong.