You Keep Using That Word

In the comments to this post featuring a video of Katie Couric calling the Vice President of the United States “the white guy”, Hapkido said “Couric’s comment was racist, plain & simple. I wouldn’t accuse her of deliberatley being racist, however.”

“I’d like you better if you were also a hermaphrodite.”

Which gave me pause.

How can a comment be racist if the speaker isn’t?

Maybe racist is the wrong word. Time to check the dictionary… which says it means “racially discriminatory”.

That’s a head-scratcher. Discrimination implies some sort of adverse action. Katie didn’t act, she just talked. In fact, I don’t think it’s possible for ANY words (or cartoons) to be racist by themselves, apart from other evidence of speaker intent to do harm.

It’s time to resurrect two long-neglected words to help us understand this situation:

Prejudice and bias.

The first is an irrational opinion against something, the second is an irrational opinion in favor.

In this case, I don’t think Katie was prejudiced. She sounded CHEERFUL about the presence of “the white guy”. She wasn’t like “curse Joe Biden for destroying the multiculturalism of this moment with his foul caucasity!”

No, she was HAPPY.

So I conclude that she is not racist, but merely has a bias toward seeing groups of politicians with varying skin colors and sex organs.

Now this implies that she would conversely have a prejudice against seeing groups of similarly colored & sexed politicians. Does this mean that if she ever saw a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, she would end both her life and career in a Columbine-like explosion of bullets and wrath?

Logic says “yes”.

But that’s not a reason to confuse prejudice with racism.

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Is This Picture Racist?

No, because that’s a shovel.

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First they come for your monkey, then they come for your Fuehrer…

We mentioned the other day that monkeys are now off-limits for humor. We pointed out that the left compared President Bush to a chimp often. But, after that cartoon in the New York Post, it seems that monkeys are now off-limits for humor. Because it’s offensive. And racist. Even when no racial comparison is made.

But think back. The left did more than compare President Bush to a chimp. Remember? They also compared him to Hitler. A lot.

But, according to a Fox News report, using Hitler in humor is now verboten.

…not everyone is laughing. The film itself was criticized for its humanizing portrayal of the Nazi dictator. Now some people are complaining about the YouTube parodies, which play Hitler up for laughs.

An umbrella organization representing Holocaust survivors in Israel asked YouTube on Tuesday to take down one of the spoofs, in which Hitler complains about the lack of parking spaces in Tel Aviv, according to The Jerusalem Post. The organization said that the clip was grossly insensitive to the feelings of elderly Holocaust survivors.

Which means, no more Hitler videos. No more watching Hitler meltdown over his XBox Live account.

They say you can’t use monkeys in humor.

They say you can’t use Hitler in humor.

Maybe all the good monkey humor has been used up. Maybe it’s now tiresome to make Hitler references.

You can still make fun of Jesus, though.

But only until the left gets tired of the references to “Obamessiah.”

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Less Offensive

Ok, so idiots are losing their minds about a cartoon.

Let’s help them.

Here’s a copy of the cartoon without words.

I’m not taking submissions on this one, but if you want play with it and post it somewhere, drop a link in the comments, otherwise just leave some words.

I’ll toss a few out there to get things rolling.

* Um… I’ve got a throwdown piece I can lend ya…

* Oh my God! You killed President Bush!

* Dude… your taser is in your LEFT holster.

* Nice group.

* It’s ok Bob, you HAD to shoot him. He was being racist.”

Your turn.

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Monkeying around

Racism abounds.

From liberals.

They’re finding racism all over the place. It’s amazing where people find racism. Frank J. pointed out how silly it is that people are calling a cartoon in the New York Post racist, because it has a monkey in it. Okay, chimpanzee. Still, you get my point.

So, are monkeys off limits for humor?

No more funny monkey videos?

That’d be a shame.

The good news, though, is that you can still use monkeys in political humor.

You can do this:


You cannot do this:

Obama reach Curious George reach

Any questions?

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Now It’s Racist to Say “He’s My President”

NY1 is a real TV station. The story – less so.

But I gotta admit, I bit for well over half the video.

The weirdest part is that if this thing goes viral, it might actually be self-fulfilling.

[Hat tip: Pamibe]

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It’s Gonna Be a Rough Four Years

If we’re not allowed to make monkey-related comments about the President who has the biggest sticky-out chimp-ears since John Tyler.

SIDE NOTE: Rev. Sharpton doesn’t know the difference between “infer” and “imply”.

“Being that the stimulus bill has been the first legislative victory of President Barack Obama (the first African American president) and has become synonymous with him it is not a reach to wonder are they inferring that a monkey wrote the last bill?”

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McCain’s Racist Code Words

Some folks say that McCain calling Obama “that one” during the debate was racist.

Some folks say that McCain campaign is using “code words” to appeal to the racist vote.

Some folks are absolutely right.

Here are some of the code words & phrases used by John McCain during the debate:

working Americans” – as in Hillary’s “working, hard-working Americans. White Americans.”

the match that lit this fire was Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac” – veiled reference to cross-burnings.

I’d like you to see the letter that a group of senators and I wrote warning exactly of this crisis. Sen. Obama’s name was not on that letter” – there’s the “T” word again.

some of these organizations that are the watchdogs” – “dawgs” or “gangstas”. Degrading to inner-city youths.

$3 million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago, Illinois” – sounds like “plutonium”, which Obama would sell to Iran because he’s a Muslim and a terrorist sympathizer.

eliminate our dependence on foreign oil” – a black substance.

we’re going to have to eliminate those that aren’t working” – A call for the genocide of the black welfare class.

except for defense, Veterans Affairs, and some other vital programs, we’ll just have to have across-the-board freeze” – subtle plug for Gov. Palin from icy-cold Alaska.

establish priorities with full transparency” – an extreme form of whiteness.

like nailing Jell-O to the wall” – The spokesman for Jello Pudding was Bill Cosby, a black man.

The only bright spot” – almost as obvious as “transparency”.

the smartest people in America” – “whitest”.

he’ll impose mandates” – Obama will force men to have same-sex romantic relationships.

Sen. Obama will fine you” – well, the FIRST letter of the word he meant was “f”…

do the math” – which black people like Obama are too stupid to do

like hair transplants” – blatant Biden dig.

when to go in and when not, when American military power is worth the expenditure of our most precious treasure” – white people.

That requires a cool hand at the tiller” – In a better America, Obama would be a slave out tilling a field.

I’ll get Osama bin Laden, my friends. I’ll get him. I know how to get him” – it’s racist to use middle names.

we hardly know where they are on the map” – a derisive reference to undocumented Mexican migrant workers

I know what it’s like in dark times” – can’t believe he got away with THAT one.

As a Melanin-Challenged-American, I am ashamed to share a skin color with McCain, and hereby denounce all his racist remarks.

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