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2012-06-15 08:57:23 AM  

roadkillontheweb: Brown is brown, so keep em down!
Unless you need their vote, then pander away.


Good, but it doesn't rhyme in the second line. Something like this would be better:

If the skin is brown,
keep 'em down,
'less you need to sway,
pander away.

My way is much catchier and would make a better slogan.
 
2012-06-15 09:07:32 AM  
Just be sure these anthropology excuses stay within 6,000 years or the Republicans can't use them.
 
2012-06-15 09:08:31 AM  

Shadowknight: My friend is an ICU nurse, and one time got called down to the ER to help with a particularly difficult IV stick. On his way back IP to his floor, a doc stopped him and said "Oh, good, you speak Spanish right? I need a translator."

My friend, being of Filipino decent, asked "Um, you know I'm not Mexican, right? I know brown skin can be confusing, but no. I can't speak Spanish."


My girlfriend is Filipino, but she learned how to speak Spanish in HS/college. People approach her speaking Spanish all the time and she just rolls with it.

Meanwhile, her family speaks Tagalog and she usually doesn't have a clue what they're talking about.
 
2012-06-15 09:13:14 AM  

Rufus_T_Firefly: Historically, it would seem so:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x799]


That's pretty funny considering the Earth is only 10,000 years old!!!!
 
2012-06-15 09:14:02 AM  

Nem Wan: Just be sure these anthropology excuses stay within 6,000 years or the Republicans can't use them.


Dammit. I was just getting to that.
 
2012-06-15 09:22:51 AM  
b.vimeocdn.com

Mexicans!
 
2012-06-15 09:26:41 AM  

Ed Finnerty: Esta waisis!


Obrigando, Monsieur!
 
2012-06-15 09:27:00 AM  
A minority, is a minority, is a minority. Am I right white guys?
 
2012-06-15 09:28:10 AM  

Grables'Daughter: Tell me they really did not do that.


They have given you no reason to believe otherwise since Supply Side Jesus took over.
 
2012-06-15 09:28:52 AM  
So if you say you can't tell the difference between races, you're a racist. But if you say you can see difference between races, you're racist?

I think the real racist is US News: "HAHA GOP CANT TELLS THAT SLOPEY EYED YELLOW CHIRENNS ARENT TEH MEZKINS!! ALL MEZKINS ARE TEH BROWNS WITH ROUND EYEZ!!"

Fact: There are a lot of Latinos with Asian ancestry.
 
2012-06-15 09:32:10 AM  
One of my friend's exes was half-Chinese, and half-Puerto Rican, and probably would not have been offended by this except for the fact she is a communist.

/that is to say she shared herself with other men, collectively
 
2012-06-15 09:32:54 AM  

Citrate1007: A minority, is a minority, is a minority. Am I right white guys?


Not true. Asiatics don't get affirmative action, amirite.
 
2012-06-15 09:33:30 AM  

AiryAnne: So if you say you can't tell the difference between races, you're a racist. But if you say you can see difference between races, you're racist?

I think the real racist is US News: "HAHA GOP CANT TELLS THAT SLOPEY EYED YELLOW CHIRENNS ARENT TEH MEZKINS!! ALL MEZKINS ARE TEH BROWNS WITH ROUND EYEZ!!"

Fact: There are a lot of Latinos with Asian ancestry.


I think the main story here is that the RNC is lazy. A third party vendor put together a site with some stock photos tagged as ASIAN and no one noticed? Lazy shiats.
 
2012-06-15 09:34:37 AM  

AiryAnne: So if you say you can't tell the difference between races, you're a racist. But if you say you can see difference between races, you're racist?


What?

I think the real racist is US News: "HAHA GOP CANT TELLS THAT SLOPEY EYED YELLOW CHIRENNS ARENT TEH MEZKINS!! ALL MEZKINS ARE TEH BROWNS WITH ROUND EYEZ!!"

Fact: There are a lot of Latinos with Asian ancestry.


RNCLatinos.com features as its main image a stock photo from Shutterstock, which tags the photo with keywords that clearly suggest the kids are Asian, including: "asia," "asian," "interracial," "japanese," and "thailand."
 
2012-06-15 09:41:08 AM  

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: borg: I know Asians who get mistaken for Mexican/Indian & visa versa all the time. The Spaniards put their dick in everything.

Despite the fact I'm Guatemalan, in elementary school new kids would often ask if I was Asian, given that I wore glasses, was intelligent, and even had Asian-type eyes and skin color.

It's a common thing, but that doesn't make this action by the Republicans less of a gaffe.


I know a Native American who gets confused for an Asian by Asians.
 
2012-06-15 09:42:35 AM  

Grables'Daughter: Tell me they really did not do that.


They really did not do that.
 
2012-06-15 09:44:01 AM  

AbbeySomeone: djkutch: sigdiamond2000: borg: I know Asians who get mistaken for Mexican/Indian & visa versa all the time. The Spaniards put their dick in everything.

You've got a real future as an "overzealous staffer," dude. There's a lot of money to be made in that profession.

To be fair, those were Christian dicks.

Onward Christian soldiers!?


In this scenario, it's more like "Inward Christian soldiers".
 
2012-06-15 09:46:37 AM  
No worries, this is just the introduction of the new Republican immigration policy:

"If it's yellow, leave it mellow - if it's brown, flush it down."
 
2012-06-15 09:49:32 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: AiryAnne: So if you say you can't tell the difference between races, you're a racist. But if you say you can see difference between races, you're racist?

What?

I think the real racist is US News: "HAHA GOP CANT TELLS THAT SLOPEY EYED YELLOW CHIRENNS ARENT TEH MEZKINS!! ALL MEZKINS ARE TEH BROWNS WITH ROUND EYEZ!!"

Fact: There are a lot of Latinos with Asian ancestry.

RNCLatinos.com features as its main image a stock photo from Shutterstock, which tags the photo with keywords that clearly suggest the kids are Asian, including: "asia," "asian," "interracial," "japanese," and "thailand."


I wonder if the problem is that they went to the website, saw those tags, and didn't give a fark or that they stole that image from somewhere else and didn't see the tags. Are the RNC racists, or are they thieves?
 
2012-06-15 09:49:35 AM  
Stop picking on the GOP!

They don't often get to see non-white people.
 
2012-06-15 09:53:36 AM  

yoursafewordisharder: No worries, this is just the introduction of the new Republican immigration policy:

"If it's yellow, leave it mellow - if it's brown, flush it down."


Oh, come on now, that's just absurd!!! Who would honestly say this policy is new?
 
2012-06-15 09:55:21 AM  

Shadowknight: borg: I know Asians who get mistaken for Mexican/Indian & visa versa all the time. The Spaniards put their dick in everything.

My friend is an ICU nurse, and one time got called down to the ER to help with a particularly difficult IV stick. On his way back IP to his floor, a doc stopped him and said "Oh, good, you speak Spanish right? I need a translator."

My friend, being of Filipino decent, asked "Um, you know I'm not Mexican, right? I know brown skin can be confusing, but no. I can't speak Spanish."

It made me giggle.


Wait, they were a Spanish colony to. Question still makes sense.
 
2012-06-15 09:56:13 AM  

Shaggy_C: Update, 4:53 p.m.

RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski says: "An outside vendor developed the site and it has been corrected."

Non-story. Over-zealous vendor.


So Romney is outsourcing parts of his campaign? This bodes well if he becomes president.
 
2012-06-15 09:56:20 AM  

coeyagi: AiryAnne: So if you say you can't tell the difference between races, you're a racist. But if you say you can see difference between races, you're racist?

I think the real racist is US News: "HAHA GOP CANT TELLS THAT SLOPEY EYED YELLOW CHIRENNS ARENT TEH MEZKINS!! ALL MEZKINS ARE TEH BROWNS WITH ROUND EYEZ!!"

Fact: There are a lot of Latinos with Asian ancestry.

I think the main story here is that the RNC is lazy. A third party vendor put together a site with some stock photos tagged as ASIAN and no one noticed? Lazy shiats.


That may be the real story, US News didn't make that the focus.

HotWingConspiracy: AiryAnne: So if you say you can't tell the difference between races, you're a racist. But if you say you can see difference between races, you're racist?

What?

I think the real racist is US News: "HAHA GOP CANT TELLS THAT SLOPEY EYED YELLOW CHIRENNS ARENT TEH MEZKINS!! ALL MEZKINS ARE TEH BROWNS WITH ROUND EYEZ!!"

Fact: There are a lot of Latinos with Asian ancestry.

RNCLatinos.com features as its main image a stock photo from Shutterstock, which tags the photo with keywords that clearly suggest the kids are Asian, including: "asia," "asian," "interracial," "japanese," and "thailand."


Doesn't change the fact that Latinos can be of Asian decent.
 
2012-06-15 09:57:38 AM  

foo monkey: sweetmelissa31: You think that's embarrassing, remember the time when he sang La Cucaracha to a group of Chinese exchange students?

Got a link? I can use the laugh.


I wish... I was just referencing the time he sang "Who Let the Dogs Out" to a group of black people. Which actually did happen.
 
2012-06-15 09:58:30 AM  
As much as Republicans are constantly going on and on about the miracles of the private sector, I find it amusing that every time they fark up It is the fault of a "vendor".
 
2012-06-15 10:00:35 AM  

simplicimus: Shaggy_C: Update, 4:53 p.m.

RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski says: "An outside vendor developed the site and it has been corrected."

Non-story. Over-zealous vendor.

So Romney is outsourcing parts of his campaign? This bodes well if he becomes president.


He's already pledged to outsource his foreign policy to the Israelis if elected.
 
2012-06-15 10:04:37 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: simplicimus: Shaggy_C: Update, 4:53 p.m.

RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski says: "An outside vendor developed the site and it has been corrected."

Non-story. Over-zealous vendor.

So Romney is outsourcing parts of his campaign? This bodes well if he becomes president.

He's already pledged to outsource his foreign policy to the Israelis if elected.


Agriculture to Monsanto, EPA to the Koch brothers, Interior to BP. See, smaller government.
 
2012-06-15 10:07:28 AM  
FACT: GOP don't give a shiat what you are iff'n you ain't white.
 
2012-06-15 10:09:57 AM  
Meh. They're both brown and work cheap under the table.

/farking Republican party
 
2012-06-15 10:15:06 AM  
How to cease locks the loss in ladies - suggested ways. Principal caught sayof?
 
2012-06-15 10:15:20 AM  

Apos: Conservatives = Political Keystone Kops


And yet people vote for them and they are a true political force.
/scary isn't it....
 
2012-06-15 10:18:12 AM  
Brown is the new black. Yellow is the new brown.
 
2012-06-15 10:18:23 AM  
Listen, Libtards, there's White and there's Other.

How much more complicated do you need to make things? As it is, we Republicans have a hard enough time counting to potatoe.
 
2012-06-15 10:22:29 AM  

AiryAnne: Doesn't change the fact that Latinos can be of Asian decent.


Which itself doesn't change the fact that the picture we're talking about was tagged Asian and not Latino.
 
2012-06-15 10:24:42 AM  
If Democrats did this we'd here things like:

In all fairness, my wife is Filipino. Some people think she's black, sometimes they think she's Mexican. And she's relatively light skinned. It can happen!
 
2012-06-15 10:27:21 AM  

Kurmudgeon: Apos: Conservatives = Political Keystone Kops

And yet people vote for them and they are a true political force.
/scary isn't it....


Not really. Politics doesn't happen in a vaccuum. Just look what they run against.
 
2012-06-15 10:28:45 AM  

Bhasayate: In all fairness, my wife is Filipino. Some people think she's black, sometimes they think she's Mexican. And she's relatively light skinned. It can happen!


Does she often carry a sign that says "Filipino" when she's mistaken for black or Mexican? This picture did essentially that.
 
2012-06-15 10:29:57 AM  

AiryAnne: Doesn't change the fact that Latinos can be of Asian decent.


Which is devoid of meaning in this context. That doesn't really offer the cover you're hoping for.
 
2012-06-15 10:33:13 AM  
Blame the contractor...

And no one at the RNC signed off on those designs/images, eh?
 
2012-06-15 10:34:24 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: AiryAnne: Doesn't change the fact that Latinos can be of Asian decent.

Which is devoid of meaning in this context. That doesn't really offer the cover you're hoping for.


Well, you go back far enough, and we're all Asian, if you go back to the species that became the primates we descended from.

Or African, depending on the species you base your definition of hominids on.

Since we are ALL Africans, so that means there is no racism, and thus Sarah Palin is President and we can end affirmative action now, and all the oil and diamonds are ours, right?
 
2012-06-15 10:34:50 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Bhasayate: In all fairness, my wife is Filipino. Some people think she's black, sometimes they think she's Mexican. And she's relatively light skinned. It can happen!

Does she often carry a sign that says "Filipino" when she's mistaken for black or Mexican? This picture did essentially that.


Those Asian kids aren't carrying around signs saying their Mexican, though. They are ON a sign intended to be effective for a Mexican audience. That's a bit different. And they didn't make the sign. Obviously, someone who can't tell whether a this group of people is Asian or Mexican made the sign.
 
2012-06-15 10:35:31 AM  

hubiestubert: HotWingConspiracy: AiryAnne: Doesn't change the fact that Latinos can be of Asian decent.

Which is devoid of meaning in this context. That doesn't really offer the cover you're hoping for.

Well, you go back far enough, and we're all Asian, if you go back to the species that became the primates we descended from.

Or African, depending on the species you base your definition of hominids on.

Since we are ALL Africans, so that means there is no racism, and thus Sarah Palin is President and we can end affirmative action now, and all the oil and diamonds are ours, right?


Muhahahahah!
 
2012-06-15 10:41:58 AM  

Bhasayate: If Democrats did this we'd here things like:

In all fairness, my wife is Filipino. Some people think she's black, sometimes they think she's Mexican. And she's relatively light skinned. It can happen!


Both sides are hypothetically bad so vote Republican, Senor San.
 
2012-06-15 10:42:08 AM  

Bhasayate: If Democrats did this we'd here things like:

In all fairness, my wife is Filipino. Some people think she's black, sometimes they think she's Mexican. And she's relatively light skinned. It can happen!


In fairness Pinays are Mestizo just like the people of Mexico. Lots of different combos can come up when you throw the genetic dice. OTOH it would be a stretch to find "black" unless you were pretty ignorant.

The fact that many have "old" Spanish sur-names and a Mestizo appearance makes it easy to assume that they are Mexican much in the same way lots of cholos in Cali are branded "Mexicans" when, in fact, they are anything but.
 
2012-06-15 10:44:54 AM  

AiryAnne: So if you say you can't tell the difference between races, you're a racist. But if you say you can see difference between races, you're racist?

I think the real racist is US News: "HAHA GOP CANT TELLS THAT SLOPEY EYED YELLOW CHIRENNS ARENT TEH MEZKINS!! ALL MEZKINS ARE TEH BROWNS WITH ROUND EYEZ!!"

Fact: There are a lot of Latinos with Asian ancestry.


Sorry, you were beaten to it by serial_crusher and I sound fat
 
2012-06-15 10:45:07 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: WhyteRaven74: GAT_00: They didn't island hop.

They island hopped big time. Though they spent centuries not going much of anywhere. They first ended up in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji, somewhere in the ballpark of 3,000 years ago. They didn't get to Hawaii and New Zealand until about 900 years ago.

Holy crap - are you seriously telling me the farking Cistercians (founded 1098) have been around longer than Polynesia has been populated???


Wiki says the Hawaiian Islands were populated sometime around 300 - 800 CE. But early Hawaiians said that when they reached Hawaii the islands were already populated - by the Nawao and the Menehune.
 
2012-06-15 10:46:45 AM  
Seem to remember something about them speaking Cuban also.
 
2012-06-15 10:51:17 AM  

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2012-06-15 10:52:23 AM  
At least he didn't post a pic of Obama's children.
 
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