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Racism in the News

Last week, maybe the week before, the New York Post had a cartoon that showed cops shooting a chimp. It was right after police had to kill the ape living with that woman in Jersey (thinking about it...if your an ape, living with a spinster in Jersey, you were probably praying for someone to put you out of your misery).

In the comic strip, one of the officers says something like "Now they'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."

Everyone cried racism. And it gave Al Sharpton, the biggest racist and idiot on the planet, yet more talk shows to spew his garbage. Unfortunately, this time, I agreed with him.

Rupert Murdoch even got involved, as Chairman for the New York Post, saying he is responsible. He apologized for anyone offended, said it was a mistake, and that it wasn't meant to be racist, only to mock a badly written piece of legislature.

To me, the biggest problem with it, was that it wasn't a funny cartoon. On a lot of different levels. And how can you say it's not racist?

Believe me, I'm the first to complain about blacks that want to play the race card. Because, they always seem to do it.

I was downtown with my girlfriend last week, and we were coming out of our first dog training class. It was dark, and I heard noise behind me as we're getting in the car. I looked behind me, and there's a tall black guy walking up. And, I did what I always do when I make eye contact with a person on the street. I smiled. To me, anything else, is rude.

He then started saying something to me, but I couldn't hear him. As we sat down, he walked by my car and continued. My girlfriend said, "He's saying that you don't need to look at him, he wasn't going to rob you and that he has a job, just like you."

It then became a big fight between us, because I made a comment she deemed highly racist and offensive. I said, "See? That's what I mean. Blacks are always jumping to these conclusions, and using faulty logic." The fight lasted for two days!

Another story popped up, out of Los Alamitos. The mayor sent out an email that shows the White House lawn, planted with watermelons. The title says "No Easter egg hunt this year."

When a woman complained, an apology was issued. But get this...Mayor Dean Grose said he was unaware of the racial stereotype that black people like watermelons.

So, what I'd like to ask this dimwit is...well, first I'd ask him how he doesn't know about a stereotype like that? I'd find out what stereotypes he WAS familiar with. I'd say "Have you heard that people say Jews are cheap? What about Polish people being stupid?"

I'd see what he does and doesn't "know." I'm sure he'd THINK he knows where I'm going, and he'd lie and say, "No, no...I never knew that Irish people were stereotyped as drinkers."

I'd then say, "Okay. Let's just say for the sake of argument, you didn't know of all these stereotypes, that probably most of the population does know. Then, my question is...what was funny about the email you sent? It shows watermelons, on the White House lawn. If you have no clue about this stereotype, you would see an email like this and you'd think...what the hell does this even mean? You'd then delete it, and that would be the end of it. I mean, if someone sent me an email that showed the President and had a caption that read: President Obama has replaced the Cherry Blossoms in D.C. with orange trees.

I would respond to the person that sent it to me with: What does this mean?

When they explained it, I'd then delete it. Unless it was hysterically funny (which, I doubt it would be, if it needed an explanation).

On a side note: all you idiots that forward jokes to everyone in your address book...give it a rest. The jokes are rarely funny, and we're all busy with other things. Unless it isn't 10 years old, and IS actually funny, don't bother sending it. You'll be doing us all a favor.

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Last week, maybe the week before, the New York Post had a cartoon that showed cops shooting a chimp. It was right after police had to kill the ape living with that woman in Jersey (thinking about it...if your an ape, living with a spinster in Jersey, you were probably praying for someone to put you out of your misery).

In the comic strip, one of the officers says something like "Now they'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."

Everyone cried racism. And it gave Al Sharpton, the biggest racist and idiot on the planet, yet more talk shows to spew his garbage. Unfortunately, this time, I agreed with him.

Rupert Murdoch even got involved, as Chairman for the New York Post, saying he is responsible. He apologized for anyone offended, said it was a mistake, and that it wasn't meant to be racist, only to mock a badly written piece of legislature.

To me, the biggest problem with it, was that it wasn't a funny cartoon. On a lot of different levels. And how can you say it's not racist?

Believe me, I'm the first to complain about blacks that want to play the race card. Because, they always seem to do it.

I was downtown with my girlfriend last week, and we were coming out of our first dog training class. It was dark, and I heard noise behind me as we're getting in the car. I looked behind me, and there's a tall black guy walking up. And, I did what I always do when I make eye contact with a person on the street. I smiled. To me, anything else, is rude.

He then started saying something to me, but I couldn't hear him. As we sat down, he walked by my car and continued. My girlfriend said, "He's saying that you don't need to look at him, he wasn't going to rob you and that he has a job, just like you."

It then became a big fight between us, because I made a comment she deemed highly racist and offensive. I said, "See? That's what I mean. Blacks are always jumping to these conclusions, and using faulty logic." The fight lasted for two days!

Another story popped up, out of Los Alamitos. The mayor sent out an email that shows the White House lawn, planted with watermelons. The title says "No Easter egg hunt this year."

When a woman complained, an apology was issued. But get this...Mayor Dean Grose said he was unaware of the racial stereotype that black people like watermelons.

So, what I'd like to ask this dimwit is...well, first I'd ask him how he doesn't know about a stereotype like that? I'd find out what stereotypes he WAS familiar with. I'd say "Have you heard that people say Jews are cheap? What about Polish people being stupid?"

I'd see what he does and doesn't "know." I'm sure he'd THINK he knows where I'm going, and he'd lie and say, "No, no...I never knew that Irish people were stereotyped as drinkers."

I'd then say, "Okay. Let's just say for the sake of argument, you didn't know of all these stereotypes, that probably most of the population does know. Then, my question is...what was funny about the email you sent? It shows watermelons, on the White House lawn. If you have no clue about this stereotype, you would see an email like this and you'd think...what the hell does this even mean? You'd then delete it, and that would be the end of it. I mean, if someone sent me an email that showed the President and had a caption that read: President Obama has replaced the Cherry Blossoms in D.C. with orange trees.

I would respond to the person that sent it to me with: What does this mean?

When they explained it, I'd then delete it. Unless it was hysterically funny (which, I doubt it would be, if it needed an explanation).

On a side note: all you idiots that forward jokes to everyone in your address book...give it a rest. The jokes are rarely funny, and we're all busy with other things. Unless it isn't 10 years old, and IS actually funny, don't bother sending it. You'll be doing us all a favor.

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You're completely wrong about the cartoon, but completely right about Sharpton. As for Jews and bad jokes: George W. Bush was walking through the pearly gates after being killed in his sleep by Dennis Kucinich, when he walked passed Moses, who didn't acknowledge him. He turned to Moses and said, "I am George W. Bush. I was President of the USA, the most powerful nation on earth. Why didn't you greet me?"

Moses replied, "The last time I spoke to a bush, we starved for 40 years!"

Feb. 27, 2009

How am I wrong about the cartoon?

Feb. 27, 2009

UPDATE: The mayor just announced he'll resign. On Monday.

Feb. 27, 2009

Good. What an ignorant a-hole. Sounds like he got a little prezzie on his doorstep this morning, too:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29395662/

Too bad he's remaining on the City Council so far. He should get the boot from there as well.

Feb. 27, 2009

The flaming bag of poop would have been a better prezzie. I am curious as well, rickeysays, how Josh B. is wrong about the cartoon.

Feb. 27, 2009

There is NO WAY the Mayor was ignorant or did not know the watermelon stereotype.

No one I know does not know the stereotypye and context between watermelons and blacks.

There is no other reason to replace easter eggs with watermelons-why not apples, or ornages, or strawberries or even coconuts???

No he used watermelon because he knew damn well about the stereotype.

Feb. 27, 2009

Exactly, surf.

Hey...thanks for posting the link to that news story about the smashed watermellon on his doorstop. This guy is so stupid, though, I'm willing to bet he said to his wife "Oh yeah...that's probably from those kids on Halloween I didn't give candy to. They're probably still mad at us...remember, they egged our house the next day. This is probably them still trying to get us."

It would be funny for some guys to be caught in the next few days, walking near his house, carrying a big watermellon (think Baby in Dirty Dancing). The cops: "Freeze! What are you doing with that watermellon?" African-American carrying watermellon to former mayors house: "Uh, well officer, what do you think we're doing?"

Officer: "I think you're going to vandalize that house over there."

Perps: "And ruin a perfectly good watermellon? You're crazy! I'm going to eat this thing."

To me, though...I hate to ever condone any kind of vandalism, but I really think that's the perfect thing to have happened. It didn't damage his property. No keying cars. Just a simple message. No smashed windows, just a smashed watermellon. I love it.

Now, if he wakes up in the morning, and there's a juicy watermellon smashed in the bed next to him (think Godfather), that would be most excellent!

Feb. 28, 2009

That cartoon was trying to say that the stimulus bill is so bad it was literally written by a monkey. I believe there was no comparison to Obama intended. Literally comparing a black person to a monkey would be blatantly racist, and it strains credulity to think that was the cartoonists and the papers intent. The watermelon reference on the other hand was obviously racist and undefendable. I wonder what Eric Holder would say about all this? Is this the conversation about race he was talking about?

March 1, 2009

Yeah, I'd be willing to bet that Eric Holder would call out the idiots like Al Sharpton, and say "THAT'S not the type of people I want commenting on race, but intelligent folks."

I still disagree regarding the bill being so bad it was written by a "monkey". For that to make sense, that has to be an expression. And it obviously isn't, or EVERYONE would've said the explanation you just said.

March 1, 2009

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