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(NewsBusters)   "Shuck and jive" is only racist when conservatives say it. Thank you for your attention   (newsbusters.org) divider line 22
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2012-10-25 10:38:02 AM
3 votes:

bdub77: I love this:

"I've been known to use the phrase most often when chastising my daughter Piper to stop procrastinating and do her homework. As she is part Yup'ik Eskimo, I'm not sure if this term would be deemed offensive when it's directed at her or if it would be considered benign as in the case of Chris Matthews' use of it in reference to Rachel Maddow," Palin wrote. "Just to be careful, from now on I'll avoid using it with Piper, and I would appreciate it if the media refrained from using words and phrases like igloo, Eskimo Pie, and "when hell freezes over," as they might be considered offensive by my extended Alaska Native family."


Narwhal please.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-10-25 10:21:45 AM
3 votes:

cman: vpb: Sort of like "Why is it racist for us to use the n-word but OK for "them" to use it".

It's funny how racists like to believe that racism is when you violate some incomprehensible set of arbitrary rules.

Yeah, comparing this to the usage of African Americans using the n word is pretty idiotic. Basically what you just said is that it is OK for the left to say whatever racist shiat they want because its ok for "them" to say it.


I didn't say anything that could be rationally interpreted as that.

What I said is that words aren't racist people are. Racism is bigotry about race. The intent is what makes it racist. That's why you don't understand it.

The reason that it isn't racism for black people to use the "n-word" is because they clearly aren't expressing a racist sentiment. They aren't using it as an insult, whereas whites using the "n word" are usually intend it as an insult. It's like a dog breeder saying b-tch isn't the same as calling a woman that.

That's why racists suck at concealing their racism. They think that if they avoid certain words when they express racist opinions that no one will be able to tell that they are racists.
2012-10-25 01:11:23 PM
2 votes:
Shuck and jive?? I always thought of Obama as more of an Ethiopian Shim-Shammer

www.wearysloth.com
2012-10-25 10:30:39 AM
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-10-25 10:20:35 AM
2 votes:
And when you say jump, jive, and wail people call you Louis Prima.
2012-10-25 09:55:04 AM
2 votes:
So this is the greenlight we are going with? Nice work, shiatheads.
2012-10-25 02:37:39 PM
1 votes:

ExpressPork: partisan222: yes, we saw him pile up lie after lie in an unapologetic and even dickish manner then whine when he got called on his proven lies.

And find me 5 Democratic Senators that believe something along the lines of 'rape babies are a gift from God." Maybe you can track down the 80 members of the House that Allen West says are communists and traitors.

you can't. and that's why you are wrong and should feel badly about yourself.

Ironically, lIberals are the ones who have so much to learn about tolerance.

You need to be more specific and cite examples when you make comically immature statements like "pile up lie after lie in a dickish manner".

If we're going to split hairs over this statement let's begin with exactly what Richard Mourdock (Indiana GOP Senate candidate) said:
"Life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something God intended to happen."

Mourdock's statement is completely asinine and Mourdock should apologize and duck out of the Senate race immediately. I think that he was maybe trying to make a different point, but I'm not obtuse enough to think that this statement is representative of the entire Republican party. That would be a ridiculous assertion and I recognize that on my own because I'm not a partisan boob who let's the news make up my mind for me.


find me a Democrat who yelled at a Republican president in the middle of a State of the Union. You can't.

Find me a Democrat who accused over 80 members of the Republican Party as being communists and traitors. You can't.

I don't even know what the opposite of the rape babies argument is, but let's just say it's "forced abortions". Find me a current Democratic candidate running for office who has publically stated that women should have forced abortions with no exceptions, or a Democratic candidate who has stated that abortions can be reversed because the woman's body will just "shut that thing down". See, it's ridiculous because there just isn't anyone on the other side saying this kind of crazy. But with the Repubs it's not an isolated case, or a bunch of wackos from Arkansas who defend slavery (that's real too from the AK Reps), it is a national trend that goes from local and state politics all the way up to the national platform!

And Im not going to touch the Romney lies because it will take far too long to recount even a portion of his flip-flops and outright lies. Like I said, even Newt Gingrich flat out called him a liar and let's not forget Candy Crowley. But you know this.

So I stand by my words, you are wrong and you should feel terribly. I have no tolerance for propaganda of this sort, and no thinking person should either.
2012-10-25 02:28:47 PM
1 votes:
I don't know what you're talkng about....

shucknjive.com
2012-10-25 02:05:09 PM
1 votes:
www.bamco.com

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2012-10-25 01:51:02 PM
1 votes:

ExpressPork: HotWingConspiracy: Hahahaha, some of those quotes come from GOP politicians that have won several elections. The remainders are from conservative media stooges that no one in the party would dare to cross.

In short, you're full of shiat.

You want to put the conservatives on the defense because you have nothing else left.


No, you're pretending that GOP policy isn't GOP policy because the nation is shunning it. You've got less than nothing.

The fine Americans of your party would be better off focusing their efforts on policy than playing this riduclous "gotcha" game all the time. More and more Americans are getting tired of it.

No, wrong again. Americans are tired of insane puritans telling them that rape is a good thing.


For the Average Independent or swing voter that is even remotely interested in politics. Their choices are a candidate who is pushing a plan for job growth, and a candidate whose biggest issues seem to be big bird, binders, and bayonets. I'm an Independant voter who has voted for both parties in the past and take it from me - for the last several weeks you've seen an implosion of the D party because of trivial bs like the "3 b's" and the statements by Chris Matthews are no exception.

That's cute. Learn how to spell Independent before claiming the mantle though, you GOP stooge.
2012-10-25 01:39:51 PM
1 votes:

ghare: kombat_unit: HotWingConspiracy: That's because conservatives are racists. If they don't like it, stop being racists.

3/10. Incredibly large brush, should get at least 6 bites.


Yeah, it's only 9/10 conservatives. You know better, HWC


Or if Guilliani is involved, 9/11 conservatives.
2012-10-25 01:15:40 PM
1 votes:
www.irememberjfk.com
I'm shuckin and I'm jivin.
2012-10-25 01:15:09 PM
1 votes:
cdn.bleacherreport.net

"I shucked that eight ways to Sunday."
2012-10-25 01:07:17 PM
1 votes:
People use "chink in the armor" all the time...But people get all offended when we talk about Jeremy Lin's turnovers. I just don't get it.

Hey, being obtuse is fun!
2012-10-25 01:05:04 PM
1 votes:
This tar baby will stay with Palin for a long time.
2012-10-25 12:58:52 PM
1 votes:
I, for one, am glad someone at NewsBusters funded their Lexis Nexis subscription for another year.
2012-10-25 12:56:39 PM
1 votes:
The cry of the scoundrel caught in the act: "But EVERYBODY'S doing it!"
2012-10-25 10:50:42 AM
1 votes:

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The author


Again, completely missing the point of context.

But, that's how the cracker crumbles. What can you do?
2012-10-25 10:11:00 AM
1 votes:

cman: Not a fan of NB, but they do kinda have a point....


Gotta agree. Sarah Palin is almost too stupid to be a racist. If she said it in a racist manner, it was mildly racist. Now if she had said something like "Obama's once again spear chucking at Libya" or something - that'd be a different story.

Gotta have something to biatch about people.
2012-10-25 10:09:56 AM
1 votes:
Oh, don't go so hard on Palin. She was just being an hysterical woman.
2012-10-25 10:07:39 AM
1 votes:
www.blogcdn.com

Excuse me, stewardess, I speak jive.
2012-10-25 10:04:04 AM
1 votes:
while talking to Rachel Maddow about her visit to Afghanistan, wondered, "What has it been like, as you shuck and jive, hang out with the men over there, the women over there, in uniform risking their lives every day?"

Yes, because language is completely neutral and not contextualized by its use in centuries of oppression. "What do you mean I can't refer to a black person as a monkey? I call white people that all time!"
 
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