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On The View, you can’t get more blatant than that:

Host Barbara Walters used the n-word while explaining the story, causing co-host Sherri Shepherd to take offense. Shepherd says she didn’t like the way Barbara Walters said it. However, Shepherd was okay with Whoopi Goldberg, the main host of “The View,” using it. Shepherd explained herself:

“When I heard you (Whoopi) say it, it was fine. You said it a different way. When I heard you (Barbara) say it, I didn’t like the way you said it. Because when you say it, you say [inaudible]. And I don’t like [inaudible],” Shepherd said.

This left Barbara Walters confused and wanted to know the proper way to say the n-word. However, Shepherd told Walters there is no right way for her to say it.

Walters said the n-word once in the segment while Whoopi Goldberg used the word nearly a dozen times.

Ah.  But this isn’t racism.  This is really a matter of a white woman talking when she should shut up.  According to Shepherd (who is black), as long as a sister says “nigger” den dat’s ok, but Babs Walters ain’t never goan say it prop’ly.

Love that double standard, Ma’am.

Honestly, I don’t like the word in any way, shape, or form.  I’m not even so hot on blacks using it on each other.  I was brought up to find it about as coarse and vulgar as someone using the “c”-word.  I’ve only used that word twice in my life and never to a woman’s face, and I can’t recall if I ever uttered the “n”-word in anger and aimed at anyone.  Maybe once, and even then, in the case of both words, it felt wrong.

So what’s up with the evolution of it being ok to use the “n”-word when so many blacks tried to strike it from all books, including Tom Sawyer, when for the time period the word was socially acceptable?  Is it a “we’re part of a club” kind of thing where a shared identity is reinforced via selective approval of what is considered a taboo word?  I’m thinking it very much is a culture of exclusion and a chance to beat on someone in a way that is “acceptable” or suddenly “justifiable”.

Sometimes you call a spade a spade.

Note:  Go look up the origination of the expression and you’ll find it predates the usage of “spade” as a slur for/against blacks by a LONG shot, like 1542.

For being part of a supposed racist organization (twice, if you count being white and a member of the Tea Party), I just don’t get it.  Probably because I’m white I’ll never get the nuances.

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I really feel like I’ve been neglecting some boycotters who were once readers.  Now, I can’t name names but it was veeshir.  So in what is likely to be a wasted attempt to win him back:

Tasteful w/o Being Trashy - veeshir bait

I am 100% positive that (1) She is not a hooker, and (2) she’s somewhat deadly.  I don’t know, maybe you’re the type that doesn’t mind if you have your head eaten off during sex.  If you’re going to go… well, sit down and have a thinkover about the whole thing for a day or two.  Wasn’t quite sure where to put it but here’s the obligatory “How’s her dictation?”

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I haven’t given Nazi Surf Kittens Must Die any attention in a long while, and I should, I know…  but this was beautiful – it brought a tear to my eye it was so caustic.  SOYLENT GREEN posted it over there at NSKMD, and Aggie (Hookers and Booze – yes, that Aggie – also of Sithy Things):

If I’d known my niece was going to turn out as she has, I would have gotten my sister a dingo for a baby shower present.  – leeann (a blogger)

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Fox News Poll: Voters Say Bad Leadership to Blame for Economy More Than Bad Luck

I’m not a huge fan of polls because the only poll worth a damn is at the polling station on election night, but this still doesn’t look great for Obama.  I’m still not sure why this should have come as a surprise to anyone but there you have it.

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You have to wonder which guy was stupider.

Sorry, which was more of the idiot savant, specializing in Idiocy (an especially pernicious presentation of savantism).

Town man recovering from shotgun wounds after hunting mishap

Connecticut Post Staff
Posted: 05/23/2009 08:13:48 PM EDT

FORESTBURGH, N.Y. — A Greenwich man is recovering from shotgun wounds sustained in a hunting mishap Friday in southern New York.

Henry Gasiorowski, 60, was seated behind a turkey decoy, making turkey calls, about 7:50 a.m. when his hunting companion, Jerome Day, 47, also of Greenwich, snuck up on the decoy and mistakenly opened fire on it, according to the Sullivan County (N.Y.) Sheriff’s office. The shotgun pellets hit Gasiorowski in the arm and back.

It could be that the idiocy is systemic in that area… flu fears are rampant.

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Regarding the supreme court nomination…

Rush had this to say:

I would hope that a wise white man with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a minority woman who hasn’t lived that life.

Wow!  The racist sexist pig!

He said NO SUCH THING.

No, actually what was said by the judge/supreme-court-nominee Sonia Sotomayor herself was:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” said Judge Sotomayor, who is now considered to be near the top of President Obama’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

Of course, she’ll get a free pass for uttering the very thing that Rush would be crucifed for.

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(Sigh)  Disincorporating a town really just hides the cost.  The money still has to come from somewhere, and it’s a LOT less efficient to do it through the Fed.  But hey, the New American Way is to pass the buck as long as required to put it out of sight and out of mind.

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Supporting my claim that baby animals taste better.  ‘Specially seals.

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So THIS is why Red Bull is so damned addictive.  Glad I quit.  🙂

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I would mock the shooters, but until I’ve fired one… Looks like a helluva bang.

The .577 Tyrannosaur is a proprietary cartridge developed by A-Square in 1993. It is an entirely new design, not based on any previous cartridge for the hunting of large game in Africa. The .577 contains a 750-grain (49,000 mg) Monolithic Solid Projectile which when fired moves at 2,460 ft/s (750 m/s) producing 10,180 foot-pounds force (13,800 J) of energy. For comparison the .223 Remington/Nato 5.56mm round used in weapons such as the M16 rifle, when using a 77-grain (5,000 mg) projectile, moves at 2,750 ft/s (840 m/s) producing 1,293 foot-pounds force (1,753 J).  (Source:  http://www.bookrags.com/wiki/.577_Tyrannosaur)

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Going to be a work in progress for a bit as I add more to this post.

For now, digest this. It talks about how racism is so subtle we don’t even know it. GASP!! I am? Oh crud, what a shitheel I am!

Read up, you fellow white racist bastards.

http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/04/10/news/doc47fd9f59218e6219081636.txt

Another page I found makes this claim:

No matter what any of the circumstances are about you and your life, you are a racist if any one of the following are true:

  1. You have a problem with your children marrying/dating a person outside of their own race, unless that person is white
  2. You have a problem with yourself marrying/dating a person outside of your own race, unless that person is white

Just prior to that, this individual claimed:

[an individual]’s mother is living proof that having black friends, even close black friends, does not mean you aren’t a racist.

Ah. I see. So despite having a black roommate and my best man (and awesome friend) being hispanic, I’m a racist, and of even lower class than the KKK because at least they were obvious (the author’s words). Now isn’t that interesting? So it seems that despite my words and actions, it’s highly likely that I’m a racist because I’m white. I’m flabbergasted. So there is nothing I can do to avoid this label and level of distrust? By even bringing up the topic, it’s even worse?

THAT my friends, is another type of racism.

What is troubling to me is the willingness and ease with which minorities of any type are willing to cry racism or discrimination anytime anything happens that they don’t like – promotional issues, someone voicing their opinion, the classic “they didn’t look at me because of the way I’m dressed”, etc.

What can be called racism or discrimination can sometimes be a tool for survival. Let me tell you, as a man, every single day I see a woman who will not meet my eye because she is thinking (sub)consciously about potential dangers (and my wife verifies this) relating to my being a male stranger. I live with it. Am I a rapist? No not that I could prove it to the one bent on perceiving me that way. But at the same time, I have to respect that the lone woman being PRUDENT. Most rapists are MEN. Not all men are rapists, there’s a difference. I’m not claiming 1 to 1 correlation here between rapists and minorities, just using an example of wisely exercised discrimination based on cold hard truths.

Then, too, just as there is real racism, what can’t be denied is a climate of hypersensitivity. Ken Hamblin, radio talk show host, put it very well when a caller came on his show one day. The caller greeted him with a “Hello brother…” to which Hamblin immediately said “I’m not your brother, I don’t even know you”. The caller was talking about signs of racism all around him that were stopping him from achieving his goals. Hamblin stopped him and used an illustrative example – if you are crossing a street, and someone is in your way, do you turn around and walk back, or do you go around him? This upset the caller, who was hoping for validation of some sort, based on their brotherhood of color.

Another factor at work here is evident elsewhere. If you look at rape statistics, you would be led to believe that there are many many rapists out there, and the same goes for child molesters (and there are a great deal of both and I wish we’d deal with them properly but that’s another post). What isn’t brought to light is how many of these separate and distinct victims were accosted by repeat offenders. A child predator (may they rot in a pile of excrement) is likely to commit their foul deeds many many times, leaving quite a few helpless victims in their wake, so the statistics are good concerning the number of (reported) victims but don’t accurately capture the number of offenders.

I’m distressed by the volume of complaints which are totally subjective in nature (read: subtle), and cannot be substantiated or rebutted. Believe me (although it is not likely since I’m white) I would like nothing more than to pull down anyone who operates based on hate.

I was, I believe, accused of racism at a previous place of employment, and I can see how that was construed that way, but since the individuals in question did not know the whole story the label stuck. The actual truth was I was spending a disproportionate amount of time trying to help a white sad sack get his shit together and out of loser-dom. Turns out I learned a lesson, that some people like this sad-sack will NEVER get their shit together and that I was wasting my time. The minority fella in question? Best worker I’ve ever seen and w/o him the project would have failed. He was a godsend.

And for those of you who stuck it out this far… more proof that I must be racist, a column from one of my favorite authors, Thomas Sowell.

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