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2013-02-25 04:53:32 PM
We oughta send 'em all back to Europe, where they belong.
 
2013-02-25 04:54:31 PM
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2013-02-25 04:55:22 PM
Those sneaky liberals...they've got their plants everywhere!
 
2013-02-25 04:55:59 PM

gilgigamesh: Nabb1: They are primarily a wing joint, and I've been meaning to stop there and grab some wings.  We are lacking in the good wing joint department in New Orleans.  I will report back my findings once I have had a chance to go.

I've told you man:  Bayou Beer Garden.  Real buffalo wings, real, chunky blue cheese, real celery.  As a certified -ex-Yankee it comes with my personal guarantee.

Anyway I think I will go check out this place after work.  Looks like its on claiborne?  I suspect the wings are breaded like everything else in this deep-fried town, but its worth a look.


I've got Bayou on my to-do list.  I haven't forgotten.  Yes, on Claiborne, right by the intersection of Louisiana.  It's that little strip of businesses on the furthest uptown side of the intersection, river side of Claiborne.  (I'm not even going to bother translating that for the rest of you, but once again, put more than one New Orleanian in any thread on any topic, and eventually we will talk about food.)
 
2013-02-25 04:56:23 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Those sneaky liberals...they've got their plants everywhere!


This is a racism thread.  You're looking for the legalization thread.
 
2013-02-25 04:56:36 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: FloydA: Jackson Herring: FloydA: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always been unclear on how an honest to god seedless watermelon would propogate.

Seedless watermelons can't be propagated.  They are a hybrid of normal diploid (2n) and Colchicine treated polyploid (4n) parents.  The triploid (3n) seedless plant can be pollinated by a (2n) plant to produce fruit, but ova don't develop inside the translucent seed hulls.

In order to get seedless watermelons, we have to continue growing the seeded kind and cross pollinating (and forced mutating) them each generation.  There isn't an independent strain of seedless watermelons.

HTH

so what you are saying is they f*ck

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and poops

Christ... you guys have the weirdest kinks.


Pumpkins and sheep, man, pumpkins and sheep.

/NSFW and in Italian
 
2013-02-25 04:56:51 PM
If you think that's politically incorrect, Gary Larsen might like a word ...

i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-25 04:58:02 PM

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


I can't look it up right now, but if I recall Andrew Sullivan linked someone who looked into it a few months ago and found that if you break it down by race Asians eat more watermelon in a year, followed by whites, Hispanics, and black people coming in dead last. Not sure if they controlled for income (watermelon isn't exactly the cheapest fruit), but the study suggested that at least part of the reason is the stereotypes surrounding watermelon discouraged black people from eating as much of it.
 
2013-02-25 04:58:51 PM

NutWrench: It's amazing to me how many dyed-in-the-wool racists you can have on your side while still denying that your platform is racist.


It's amazing to me that they don't just admit they're racist. They seem to THINK they're in the majority (as does some of the bigger BS slung by the Left) but if they TRULY believed that, they wouldn't have to hide it under a mask of "I'm not RACIST, you're just OVERLY PC!!"
 
2013-02-25 04:59:14 PM
I noticed a serious lack in this thread of the colors I use to mark trolls and other Republicans.

They must be busy firing off strongly-worded letters to the Montana GOP.

Because they are so not racist.
 
2013-02-25 04:59:44 PM

NutWrench: It's amazing to me how many dyed-in-the-wool racists you can have on your side while still denying that your platform is racist.


Not racist, but #1 with racists.
 
2013-02-25 05:00:04 PM

Soup4Bonnie: they can't elope.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-25 05:01:16 PM

FloydA: Uchiha_Cycliste: FloydA: Jackson Herring: FloydA: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always been unclear on how an honest to god seedless watermelon would propogate.

Seedless watermelons can't be propagated.  They are a hybrid of normal diploid (2n) and Colchicine treated polyploid (4n) parents.  The triploid (3n) seedless plant can be pollinated by a (2n) plant to produce fruit, but ova don't develop inside the translucent seed hulls.

In order to get seedless watermelons, we have to continue growing the seeded kind and cross pollinating (and forced mutating) them each generation.  There isn't an independent strain of seedless watermelons.

HTH

so what you are saying is they f*ck

[i105.photobucket.com image 430x242]
and poops

Christ... you guys have the weirdest kinks.

Pumpkins and sheep, man, pumpkins and sheep.

/NSFW and in Italian


I'm thinking not so much at work, definitely not so much.
Though I'm laughing in my head at the picture of a farmer pushing a pumpkin towards a cliff waiting for it to push back and then going over with it.
 
2013-02-25 05:01:24 PM

Kibbler: The racism, at this point, isn't the real story.  The pants-on-head stupidity is the story.


You mean the pants-on-head stupidity of falling head over heels for a completely uncorroborated smear promulgated by a blogger who has long disdained the victim?
 
2013-02-25 05:02:44 PM

Diogenes: Lionel Mandrake: Those sneaky liberals...they've got their plants everywhere!

This is a racism thread.  You're looking for the legalization thread.



i159.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-25 05:03:01 PM
how dare they insinuate that obama likes watermelon
 
2013-02-25 05:03:42 PM

what_now: gilgigamesh: what_now: some off brand Cape cod gin.

Just reading that phrase made my stomach somersault.  And I have a pretty iron stomach.

actual decision making process: "Well, this one has a plastic container, so we're less likely to break it in the woods".

To be fair, this was two weeks after a rather painful and prolonged breakup, and Sara is a functional alcoholic, so it made sense to us.


That's awesome.

I don't even know why you'd get plastered while camping. I mean, there's no real bed, you can't shut out the sun in the morning, and there's no bathroom for more delicate operations.

And I like camping. Was in Scouts and all that.

And, also, seriously - you get hate mail? That's a thing? Why don't they just do it in the comments?

/I have you favorited as: "Oh god how did this black man get here I am not good with representational democracy! "
 
2013-02-25 05:05:18 PM

Nabb1: I've got Bayou on my to-do list.  I haven't forgotten.  Yes, on Claiborne, right by the intersection of Louisiana.  It's that little strip of businesses on the furthest uptown side of the intersection, river side of Claiborne.  (I'm not even going to bother translating that for the rest of you, but once again, put more than one New Orleanian in any thread on any topic, and eventually we will talk about food.)


I know it.  By the Jazz Daquiri Place where the Telly Hankton witness got shot.  Same place as Hit-n-Run liquor store (gotta love the name).  I will check it out first chance I get; next thread I see you I will report back.  I am guessing its breaded wings, so my hopes aren't high, but you never know.

As for BBG, I know its tough getting away to a bar when you've got a couple of little ones running around.  We're only 6 months away from the excuse that football season provides us all for shirking our responsibilities.
 
2013-02-25 05:06:18 PM
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/oblig?
 
2013-02-25 05:06:47 PM

colon_pow: how dare they insinuate that obama likes watermelon


0/10
 
2013-02-25 05:07:19 PM
I defer to the great CM Punk on this one.

/substitute Facebook for Twitter as appropriate
 
2013-02-25 05:07:54 PM

mark.jms: /I have you favorited as: "Oh god how did this black man get here I am not good with representational democracy! "


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

I do not remember saying that, but I am incredibly proud of it.
 
2013-02-25 05:07:56 PM

mark.jms: /I have you favorited as: "Oh god how did this black man get here I am not good with representational democracy! "


That's pretty funny.

Perhaps only because I find the original meme hysterical for some reason.
 
2013-02-25 05:08:26 PM
Uchiha_Cycliste:

I'm thinking not so much at work, definitely not so much.
Though I'm laughing in my head at the picture of a farmer pushing a pumpkin towards a cliff waiting for it to push back and then going over with it.


It's Roberto Benigni's segment from Jarmusch's Night on Earth.  If you haven't seen it already, I swear it's the single funniest subtitled film segment I have ever seen.  That entire movie is fantastic, but that scene is the best of the best.
 
2013-02-25 05:08:59 PM

what_now: I do not remember saying that


Too much off-brand watermelon flavored gin.
 
2013-02-25 05:09:33 PM
Why yes, that is racist.

Were you looking for some "proof" that there are racist Republicans? I'm sorry, did you miss the memo that told you racists exist all across the political spectrum?
 
2013-02-25 05:09:55 PM

gilgigamesh: Nabb1: They are primarily a wing joint, and I've been meaning to stop there and grab some wings.  We are lacking in the good wing joint department in New Orleans.  I will report back my findings once I have had a chance to go.

I've told you man:  Bayou Beer Garden.  Real buffalo wings, real, chunky blue cheese, real celery.  As a certified -ex-Yankee it comes with my personal guarantee.

Anyway I think I will go check out this place after work.  Looks like its on claiborne?  I suspect the wings are breaded like everything else in this deep-fried town, but its worth a look.


Real celery?  Count me in, I'm so tired of the imitation celery that most places use.
 
2013-02-25 05:10:10 PM

mjjt: If you think that's politically incorrect, Gary Larsen might like a word ...

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I see we've reached the point in the thread where we pretend we don't know about common stereotypes.
 
2013-02-25 05:12:44 PM

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy
 
2013-02-25 05:13:33 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Jackson Herring: so what you are saying is they f*ck

Only because their parents have forbidden them to marry and they can't elope.


*snert*

You are shameless.

Also funny.
 
2013-02-25 05:14:54 PM

randomjsa: Why yes, that is racist.

Were you looking for some "proof" that there are racist Republicans? I'm sorry, did you miss the memo that told you racists exist all across the political spectrum?


I don't recall anyone asking if it was racist or asking about proof of racist. Intelligent people saw something that was wrong and commented on it. Others, such as yourself, immediately went in to defend it. Congrats.
 
2013-02-25 05:15:38 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy


It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark
 
2013-02-25 05:17:08 PM

FloydA: Uchiha_Cycliste:

I'm thinking not so much at work, definitely not so much.
Though I'm laughing in my head at the picture of a farmer pushing a pumpkin towards a cliff waiting for it to push back and then going over with it.

It's Roberto Benigni's segment from Jarmusch's Night on Earth.  If you haven't seen it already, I swear it's the single funniest subtitled film segment I have ever seen.  That entire movie is fantastic, but that scene is the best of the best.


I'll check it out in a few hours.
 
2013-02-25 05:19:17 PM

vpb: Racism is over.  Never happened.

Nothing racist about that.  It was just a random fruit.  No connection to racism there at all.  It could have easily have been a kiwi fruit and the meaning would be the same.


Or even some arugula.
 
2013-02-25 05:19:20 PM

gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark



Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark
 
2013-02-25 05:20:50 PM

randomjsa: Why yes, that is racist.

Were you looking for some "proof" that there are racist Republicans? I'm sorry, did you miss the memo that told you racists exist all across the political spectrum?


Sure they do, however but this is the GOP county chairwoman, it's not just someone who happens to be a Republican. In the Republican party they are often leaders of the party that give a racist dog whistles to gain support from other racists.
 
2013-02-25 05:21:09 PM
OK... For all of the people that don't like watermelon... I was born in Chile and ate a ton of fresh Chilean watermelon.  They are very sweet and crisp.... not like the mushy, dull tasting watermelons we have here at our local USA stores...  If the first time I ever ate watermelon was here in the USA, then I think I would probably not like them either...

If you ever go to Chile between January through March, then give watermelon a try again.
 
2013-02-25 05:24:02 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: mrshowrules: Ambivalence: The cat traps are working.

That's catist.

Is that considered a feliney?


Anti Catite
 
2013-02-25 05:24:41 PM

randomjsa: Why yes, that is racist.

Were you looking for some "proof" that there are racist Republicans? I'm sorry, did you miss the memo that told you racists exist all across the political spectrum?


Liberal farks up.  Liberal response: "Yeah, that was stupid and they shouldn't have done that."

Conservative farks up.  Conservative response:  "OMG liberals are just as bad!  You're trying to blame a whole group for one isolated incident!   You guys are the real farkups!"

You and colon_pow and your ilk could really help your cause if you'd just farking admit wrong sometime.  No one is inclined to take you seriously with the bot-like responses you post.
 
2013-02-25 05:25:21 PM

what_now: I understand that this is racist, but I don't know the etymology of the slur? I personally love watermelon, and I'm whiter than Colombian bam bam.

And oh yeah- this is why people hate you, GOP.


I'm wondering if it's because it was something cheap that could be given to the slaves as a "treat" to placate them? I've always wondered, too, something along those lines is my best guess, but who knows?
 
2013-02-25 05:25:50 PM

Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark


Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark


Fark out of here. There are three of us??
 
2013-02-25 05:25:53 PM
Since he's from Hawaii, would a bana-cocon--PINEAPPLE, I mean, wouldn't a pineapple be better?
 
2013-02-25 05:26:26 PM

quatchi: Also funny.


Thanks!  It's something I developed as a defense mechanism from having melonoma since early childhood.
 
2013-02-25 05:28:43 PM

NutWrench: It's amazing to me how many dyed-in-the-wool racists socialists you can have on your side while still denying that your platform is racist socialist.


If this lady really posted this, she should be run out of office for good, but careful where you that loaded broad brush.
 
2013-02-25 05:29:05 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark out of here. There are three of us??


Huh.  With that many of us here I'm surprised the white flight hasn't kicked in.
 
2013-02-25 05:29:46 PM

what_now: Fun fact: When you spike watermelon with gin, you make decisions that land you in a walking cast for three months.


Spiking watermelon is fine and all, but please don't use gin. When prohibition ended they erred in not keeping that vile shiat illegal.
 
2013-02-25 05:31:56 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark


Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark

Fark out of here. There are three of us??



Let's be like Be'Be's kids:  We don't die...... WE MULTIPLY! :-)
 
2013-02-25 05:32:31 PM

KhamanV: what_now: I understand that this is racist, but I don't know the etymology of the slur? I personally love watermelon, and I'm whiter than Colombian bam bam.

And oh yeah- this is why people hate you, GOP.

I went into this on reddit earlier, so I'll repeat myself now.

It comes from a deliberate effort to portray black people as simple and easy to please; a low-maintenance sort of housepet. It was used to justify slavery - give them a watermelon and look how happy they are!
It's actually very insidious imagery.

This article covers the themes in the imagery in a visual manner.  This linked articlegoes further in depth into the stereotype.


Interesting.... That's very close to the theory I portrayed just a minute ago, that it was something inexpensive to give the slaves to make them appear to be happy(Whether they really were or not). Thanks for the link, and the link inside that one could be even more interesting.
 
2013-02-25 05:32:36 PM

timujin: Are you stupid or just trolling? It's not racist? Then perhaps the Republican Party folks would have said something to that effect, "Nothing to see here, move along" instead of "hey, that's racist and we don't condone it".


i.adultswim.com

"I'm just messin' with ya' man".
 
2013-02-25 05:33:37 PM
How offensive of us to point out your naked racism, Republicans.  Shame on us.  Shame on us.
 
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