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2013-02-25 07:26:04 PM
If their problem with President Obama was political like they say, they could have baited the trap with something like the Constitution/Bill of Rights with a shredder/scissors/lighter or a representation of tax money. They didn't though, they selected something which in the United States has racist connotations due to a traditional negative stereotype.

At least they are going the "hacker" route instead of trying to play "innocent" and explain how it isn't racist because they like watermellon. On another note, I find those who always hate "political correctness" do so because they can't be racist like this without reprecussions from the court of public opinion.
 
2013-02-25 07:30:44 PM

PsiChick: AeAe: PsiChick: Lsherm: St_Francis_P: Somacandra: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

In all honesty, I farking HATE watermelon. The flavor, the smell, everything.

Yeah, me too. I thought I was the only one.

Thirded.  I've been on a pineapple kick lately.  I forgot how much I like it, especially the center part.  It's like eating sugared wood.

...I hate you.

/Fresh pineapple is amazing
//And too farking expensive
///And now I want pineapple

what?  It's like $2.99 at the Costco.

NV. Our prices go higher since we have to ship everything from CA.

/I am going to check that, though...


I just picked up two Dole Pineapples for $2.50 each.  Granted, they're going to be a little more in NY, but they shouldn't be $20 a piece.
 
2013-02-25 07:30:46 PM

Pincy: Replace that watermelon with a naked young boy and you've got a trap to catch GOP fundies.


Look at what you did!!!  Yep!  You did it. I now have to favorite you in purple.  Are you proud of yourself?

;)

/I LOL'D
//twice
 
2013-02-25 07:33:56 PM

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


honestly, this.

But Subby, saying all Republicans are racist (headline certainly infers this) because of this person's idiotic statement is like saying that all Muslims want to behead infidels.

Just ain't right to lump whole groups of people together cause of the actions of one or a few.
 
2013-02-25 07:34:28 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?


Naw. We were just looking for some personal responsibility. Simply owning up to posting the cheap gag. Perhaps even an apology to anyone who may actually be offended.
 
2013-02-25 07:40:05 PM

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

honestly, this.

But Subby, saying all Republicans are racist (headline certainly infers this) because of this person's idiotic statement is like saying that all Muslims want to behead infidels.

Just ain't right to lump whole groups of people together cause of the actions of one or a few.


So...all generalizations are false?
 
2013-02-25 07:41:53 PM

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

honestly, this.

But Subby, saying all Republicans are racist (headline certainly infers this) because of this person's idiotic statement is like saying that all Muslims want to behead infidels.

Just ain't right to lump whole groups of people together cause of the actions of one or a few.


Yeah! It's not like the Party of Rape would be the party of practically defining dog-whistle racism!

/Seriously, give up, there's no way to defend the GOP from almost any bigotry.
 
2013-02-25 07:43:54 PM

Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: 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.


Don't make any sudden moves.  We might scare 'em.


'Sup DAWGS!!!!


/white guy who wants to be black...
 
2013-02-25 07:46:51 PM

Skyrmion: I've seen some pretty crazy shiat on Fark... but people who hate watermelon!?

Damn, that's farked up.


I don't like it.   It has very little to do with the taste, although I've tasted watermelon that was actually absolutely delicious, and at the other end of the spectrum I've tasted watermelon that was insipid, bitter or completely tasteless.

It doesn't matter <i>how</i> it tastes--because whatever it tastes like, I'll be tasting it for the next week.  Even so-called "burpless" varieties have the same effect.  If I taste even the tiniest morsel, I'll have a case of indigestion that would kill a friggin' tyrannosaur that goes on for days.  Some (but not all) cukes do the same thing, and so does cantaloupe.  It's not worth the pain.  Sometimes I'll still roll the dice for cucumbers in a salad because I very much love them, and fried pickles are farkawesome, but melon is pretty much off the menu.

/chairwoman is a farking coont
//loves me some soul food, because that's what grandma cooked growing up
///I'm fish-belly white.
////this slash deliberately left blank.
 
2013-02-25 07:47:33 PM

randomjsa: Why yes, that is racist.


By the way, I respect your take on this. You stood up much better than the denying chairwoman. I mean the post itself isn't all that horrible (to me) despite the racial stereotypes. It does not seem mean spirited. It's just insensitive and inappropriate for a public official.
 
2013-02-25 07:55:56 PM

Ed Grubermann: gilgigamesh: 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.

Screw this! I'm moving to Redit!


*lowers  Ed Grubermann'sproperty values*
 
2013-02-25 08:00:50 PM

MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.


One example? Even Helen Keller would have noticed more than one example.

/and she was hiding in an attic.
 
2013-02-25 08:05:06 PM
 
2013-02-25 08:10:27 PM
I trap the republicans easy..... Send out some flyers stating a blackman gonna be hung for raping a whitewoman.

/Everyone that shows up with a big 'ol smile on der face is a piece of shiat republican.
//Then we'z has some fun.
//anal rape is not used due to them republicans really loving it up da ass.
 
2013-02-25 08:10:31 PM

The Why Not Guy: MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

One example? Even Helen Keller would have noticed more than one example.

/and she was hiding in an attic.


Yeah, the Libs are back at it again. Over and over again. Always with just one example of thoughtless racism. You would think libs would realize something about themselves after constantly repeating this faux pas. I mean how many times does it take?
 
2013-02-25 08:24:00 PM

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

I didn't know watermelon and fried chicken were a stereotype until someone mentioned it in college.  My reaction was similar, I thought watermelon and fried chicken just sounded like a great summer meal for anyone who could find a good watermelon and had a halfway decent fried chicken recipe.  I had to ask someone and this was roughly the response:

"Fried chicken and watermelon were considered cheap/throwaway foodstuffs at one point in the South, something black people reveled in when they could get it but generally disdained by the aristocratic southerners."  Frankly, I still don't get it, a good fried chicken recipe is treated around here like a good ribs recipe is in other places and the ability to pick the best watermelon is a learned skill if not an innate talent, and a respected one.  But I'm from Indiana, which has deeply racist roots, and almost no black people outside the cities so it gets weird regarding perceptions.

I had the same reaction as Forest Gump did when someone said "coon," the movie was the first time I heard the term used to refer anything other than raccoons.  Same with "Spook" in the movie Sneakers, my thought was "how did they know he was in the CIA (which the character was and I knew was a reference to CIA operatives)?  And why does that piss him off so much?"

In other words, I don't get this.  Can someone else explain it to me?  Is watermelon still so downtrodden?


Any word, when frequently used with intent to insult, becomes an insult.  Boy, coon, spook, gay, retard...  Any thing regularly used to insult or inspire fear becomes an object of fear and a source of insult.  White hoods, crosses, hangman's nooses, watermelons, fried chicken...

It is the memory of insult and terror, handed down through generations, that makes words and things taboo long after they are not used to insult or terrorize.

A dog regularly beaten with a tennis racket will always cringe around tennis rackets.  Puppies will learn their dam's fear of tennis rackets. When such a puppy grows up, it will bite tennis players who mean it no harm.  Then the dog will be killed.

That is why I wish certain details were omitted from history classes.
 
2013-02-25 08:32:59 PM

BarkingUnicorn: That is why I wish certain details were omitted from history classes.


As long as you get to decide what to omit, right?
 
2013-02-25 08:34:05 PM

Ablejack: The Why Not Guy: MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

One example? Even Helen Keller would have noticed more than one example.

/and she was hiding in an attic.

Yeah, the Libs are back at it again. Over and over again. Always with just one example of thoughtless racism. You would think libs would realize something about themselves after constantly repeating this faux pas. I mean how many times does it take?


how many news stories about racist republicans you have time for? :-)
 
2013-02-25 08:43:27 PM

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Hilter.
 
2013-02-25 08:47:07 PM

gilgigamesh: Ed Grubermann: gilgigamesh: 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.

Screw this! I'm moving to Redit!

*lowers  Ed Grubermann'sproperty values*


Oh, yeah. Like I'm going to be able to sell this username now. Bastards.
 
2013-02-25 08:57:30 PM

LookForTheArrow: Ablejack: The Why Not Guy: MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

One example? Even Helen Keller would have noticed more than one example.

/and she was hiding in an attic.

Yeah, the Libs are back at it again. Over and over again. Always with just one example of thoughtless racism. You would think libs would realize something about themselves after constantly repeating this faux pas. I mean how many times does it take?

how many news stories about racist republicans you have time for? :-)


I was just making clear the irony of MyRandomName's post. He seems to be complaining that the repeated criticisms of incidental Republican idiocy is becoming tiresome. I should have resorted to sarcasm. Irony always fails on FARK.
/amirong?
 
2013-02-25 09:03:57 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-25 09:06:04 PM
meat0918: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Hilter.


history disagrees

i453.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-25 09:08:43 PM

Ablejack: LookForTheArrow: Ablejack: The Why Not Guy: MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

One example? Even Helen Keller would have noticed more than one example.

/and she was hiding in an attic.

Yeah, the Libs are back at it again. Over and over again. Always with just one example of thoughtless racism. You would think libs would realize something about themselves after constantly repeating this faux pas. I mean how many times does it take?

how many news stories about racist republicans you have time for? :-)

I was just making clear the irony of MyRandomName's post. He seems to be complaining that the repeated criticisms of incidental Republican idiocy is becoming tiresome. I should have resorted to sarcasm. Irony always fails on FARK.
/amirong?


Perhaps the next version of th' Whirled Why'd Web will include a scratchy sarcasm font as well as that thing you need to punch people over standard tcp-ip.. but until then, we'll have to settle for a good mocking
 
2013-02-25 09:10:34 PM
Has anyone, in the history of ever, attempted to lure a Caucasian into a trap using a watermelon?
 
2013-02-25 09:20:09 PM

gilgigamesh: Ed Grubermann: gilgigamesh: 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.

Screw this! I'm moving to Redit!

*lowers  Ed Grubermann'sproperty values*


This site was fine before YOU PEOPLE showed up.

/Farking uncapitalized account namers.
 
2013-02-25 09:23:37 PM
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: This site was fine before YOU PEOPLE showed up.

/Farking uncapitalized account namers.


I've got lowercase fever.
 
2013-02-25 09:27:42 PM

ultraholland: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: This site was fine before YOU PEOPLE showed up.

/Farking uncapitalized account namers.

I've got lowercase fever.


Stay away from our grammar books, boy!
 
2013-02-25 09:54:01 PM

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

So when you smoke homegrown, it isn't really HOMEgrown?


Clearly you've never lived in Humboldt or Oakland.
 
2013-02-25 09:59:31 PM

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


images4.wikia.nocookie.net

Rann Xerox, with KFC and a pack of smokes
 
2013-02-25 10:23:33 PM

theorellior: Rann Xerox: Chicken? Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 565x541]

Rann Xerox, with KFC and a pack of smokes


*SNORT*
 
2013-02-25 10:37:54 PM

Jim_Callahan: Extra silliness because watermelon's a southern food and the president's from Hawaii and then Illinois.

//Also, it's delicious, and you can spike it with vodka with relative ease.


Oof. Drunkest I ever got was at a party with fruit salad served in watermelon halves, all of it marinated in Everclear. I honestly had no idea it was spiked (I was probably more than half lit when I started in on it), and could not figure out why the fark I was so sick/blacking out. I've done my share of partying, and that was verrry atypical for me.

/Wait...the fruit salad had what in it?
//Racist dumbass biatch is racist and dumbass. Also a biatch.
 
2013-02-25 11:11:08 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??


Make that four of us.  We just need one more . . . to form a basketball team.
 
2013-02-25 11:26:22 PM

Rann Xerox: 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! :-)


*pokes head over monitor*

Well, since we're going that route...

/black guy. Possibly the whitest one, depending on my mood...
 
2013-02-26 12:17:01 AM
Damn Teabaggers.
 
2013-02-26 12:20:49 AM

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 racists, but #1 with racists.
 
2013-02-26 12:27:48 AM
you libs are the real racists for understanding that it's racist cuz we didn't even know until you told us
 
2013-02-26 01:20:56 AM

HighOnCraic: Make that four of us.  We just need one more . . . to form a basketball team.


Can I join?  I'll be the poor defending shootist (who can't dribble or really shoot better than anyone else) who the fans will inexplicably want more of - somehow overshadowing any of you who actually know how to play.  They'll completely unfairly compare me to Pistol Pete (even though I'm not skilled enough to sniff his jock strap), as we have no overlapping skill sets besides - well - I have to confess:

I'm white.
 
2013-02-26 01:24:02 AM
DROxINxTHExWIND:

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


Four.

/yet another black guy on Fark
//haven't read the rest of the thread, but I'm sure there are others.
 
2013-02-26 02:29:13 AM

I Browse: DROxINxTHExWIND:

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


Four.

/yet another black guy on Fark
//haven't read the rest of the thread, but I'm sure there are others.


It's pretty irresponsible of you guys to all be hanging out in the same thread.  What if something were to happen?  It took us 15 years to collect the 4 of you, and I'll be goddamned if we're about to start again at zero.

Last warning.  If things go bad, we're just gonna say fuggit and start collecting messicans instead.
 
2013-02-26 02:39:37 AM

I Browse: DROxINxTHExWIND:

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


Four.

/yet another black guy on Fark
//haven't read the rest of the thread, but I'm sure there are others.


so... the same number on Fark as in Montana...

/Montanan
 
2013-02-26 03:28:13 AM
Montana, along with the Dakotas, Alabamas, Georgias, Carolinas, And Virginias, need their GOP abolished. There's just no good that can come from this extreme partisanship. If we can swing these awful resource-producing states into the blue, then maybe Amerrica will have a future. Until then, enjoy your despotism, cronyism, and good-ol-boy networks. Hope that works out for y'all....just leave the rest of us out of it, we can let Mexico and Canada fight for what's left of you, and then come in and reap the profits when both sides fail.

/futurist
//optimist
///get the fark out of my state with your fracking
 
2013-02-26 03:41:04 AM

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


This is all I think every time I hear this crap. I like watermelon, fried chicken and grape pop. Who doesn't?
 
2013-02-26 05:53:43 AM

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Me. All varieties of allegedly edible melons are just freaking nasty.
 
2013-02-26 06:24:33 AM
You know, if she'd just posted a picture of the same box trap with a copy of Das Kapital under it, she could have at least been sort of witty and still kept her Tea Party cred.
 
2013-02-26 09:17:19 AM
This one's for catching Farkers:

api.ning.com
 
2013-02-26 09:18:20 AM

sumida sublight: You know, if she'd just posted a picture of the same box trap with a copy of Das Kapital under it, she could have at least been sort of witty and still kept her Tea Party cred.


Who says she lost any Tea Party cred as it stands?
 
2013-02-26 09:26:53 AM

THX 1138: This one's for catching Farkers:

[api.ning.com image 479x351]


Is there a six-pack of beer behind it?
 
2013-02-26 09:49:14 AM

Jim_Callahan: Extra silliness because watermelon's a southern food and the president's from Hawaii Kenya and then Illinois Moscow.


FTFY.

By the way, is there any proof that Obama has never lived in Pyongyang? Who knows what he might have been doing there?? This time, not only the MSM but actual patriotic conservative news sources are ignoring this story, so it must be HUGE.

//Also, it's delicious, and you can spike it with vodka with relative ease.

Now yer talkin!
 
2013-02-26 10:54:27 AM

unyon: I Browse: DROxINxTHExWIND:

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


Four.

/yet another black guy on Fark
//haven't read the rest of the thread, but I'm sure there are others.

It's pretty irresponsible of you guys to all be hanging out in the same thread.  What if something were to happen?  It took us 15 years to collect the 4 of you, and I'll be goddamned if we're about to start again at zero.

Last warning.  If things go bad, we're just gonna say fuggit and start collecting messicans instead.



Que dices? Ya estamos aqui!
 
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