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(Huffington Post)   Montana GOP county chairwoman posts picture of a cardboard box trap from a "plot to kidnap the president," with watermelon as bait. But don't you dare call them racist   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 263
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2013-02-26 11:36:02 AM  

mediablitz: 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


Ha! Knew I'd find my opening in this thread. Another Montanan, checking in.

/Not black. Though some of my best friends are black...
 
2013-02-26 11:38:37 AM  

Clutch2013: 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...


With you and I Browse, we now have six.  One more, and we can start an Ultimate Frisbee team.
 
2013-02-26 12:05:48 PM  

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


One?

You know, it's omne thing to not like the president and make jokes at his expense.

It is quite another to suggest that that president is really a foreign imposter: over, and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. And to accept no proof, no matter how extensive, that he really is an American after all.

Or to suggest that he is a secret Muslim who wishes to see Sharia Law imposed in the United States, and who is working to usher in just such an outcome, and that he and his wife engage in "terrorist fist jabs" as their preferred form of greeting.

Or a Manchurian Candidate, bent on destroying America, or at least deliberately destroying the economy so as to pay whites back for slavery and racism, and insisting that he only appoints people to his administration if they hate whites, and that he only received the endorsement of Colin Powell because he's black.

Or that he's the equivalent of an "African colonial despot," who is "more African" than American, and who chose to go by the name "Barack" rather than "Barry" specifically as a way to thumb his nose at America, and who "hates this country" and is trying to dismantle it "brick by brick."

Or that his political model is Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe, and that soon he, like Mugabe, will be confiscating white people's farms. Or that, even worse, he is just like Hitler, that his administration is a throwback to the Nazis, and his calls for national service and volunteerism are tantamount to the creation of a new SS.

Or that he uses the New Black Panther Party as his personal "army of thugs", that he stands by while they intimidate white voters (despite the evidence that utterly contradicts that conclusion), and that his Department of Justice has targeted whites for oppression just like blacks were oppressed in the 1950s.

Or that he's an "Indonesian Muslim" and a "welfare thug".
Or a vampire, sucking the blood of American businesses, who deserves a stake through the heart.
Or maybe even the anti-Christ.

Or that he isn't a real American because he didn't sufficiently gloat over the killing of Osama bin Laden, and because he didn't desecrate bin Laden's body the way a real American presumably would have.

Or that he's a "third worlder," who is "appeasing his Islamic overlords," who wants to put Jews on trains to extermination camps because he is an "evil" anti-Semite, who is responsible for "Kick-a-Jew day" hate crimes at certain schools.

Or arguing that his health care reform bill, which will of course amount to literal "armageddon," is really just about getting "reparations for slavery," and portraying him on anti-health care reform signs, or mass e-mails, as an African witch doctor with a bone through his nose.

Or to claim that his presidency causes black kids to beat up white kids on school buses.

Or that he plans to put whites in slavery.
Or that his proposal to impose a small tax on visits to tanning salons is a racist imposition on whites who comprise the bulk of such customers.

Or that he looks like a "skinny ghetto crackhead," who by virtue of meeting with an African leader from Gabon, and inviting rapper Common to a presidential event, is hosting "hoodlums in the hizzouse", and whose drinking of a pint of beer in an Irish pub when visiting that country is derided as "chugging 40s", as in 40-ounce bottles of Malt Liquor.

Or implying that he didn't really deserve to get into Columbia or Harvard Law School and that he may have been admitted as an affirmative action case, and that he was "involved with a crack whore" in his youth.

Or choosing to portray him as a pair of white spook eyes against a black background in a picture of the nation's presidents, or perhaps as a pimp.

Or arguing that he is a "power hungry black man", or perhaps a "raghead," one of whose daughters is "ghetto street trash" and a "typical street whore."

Or that he is waging an all-out assault on the values of the American people, and that he might be planning to replace the annual White House Easter egg hunt with a watermelon hunt instead.

Or wondering whether we should still call the presidential residence the White House at all, given the family that currently lives there.

Or suggesting that the president doesn't, for some unspecified (and surely not racial reason) "fully appreciate" the "Anglo-Saxon heritage" shared between the U.S. and the U.K., and that he had a bust of Winston Churchill removed from the Oval Office because of his anti-colonial hatred for the West.

Or that he is a "revolutionary" who believes in creating economic hardship as a way to atone for the nation's founding, which he naturally views as "illegitimate" and "unjust."

Or joking that he's thinking of taxing aspirin "because it's white and it works," or quipping that the first lady is a close relative of a gorilla, and that Obama himself is a monkey.

Or portraying him as a slavemaster, whipping a white taxpayer.
So you can take your condescending "oh, so one example proves the party, I see" apologetic and shove it straight up your ass.
 
2013-02-26 12:25:01 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

One?

You know, it's omne thing to not like the president and make jokes at his expense.

It is quite another to suggest that that president is really a foreign imposter: over, and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. And to accept no proof, no matter how extensive, that he really is an American after all.

Or to suggest that he is a secret Muslim who wishes to see Sharia Law imposed in the United States, and who is working to usher in just such an outcome, and that he and his wife engage in "terrorist fist jabs" as their preferred form of greeting.

Or a Manchurian Candidate, bent on destroying America, or at least deliberately destroying the economy so as to pay whites back for slavery and racism, and insisting that he only appoints people to his administration if they hate whites, and that he only received the endorsement of Colin Powell because he's black.

Or that he's the equivalent of an "African colonial despot," who is "more African" than American, and who chose to go by the name "Barack" rather than "Barry" specifically as a way to thumb his nose at America, and who "hates this country" and is trying to dismantle it "brick by brick."

Or that his political model is Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe, and that soon he, like Mugabe, will be confiscating white people's farms. Or that, even worse, he is just like Hitler, that his administration is a throwback to the Nazis, and his calls for national service and volunteerism are tantamount to the creation of a new SS.

Or that he uses the New Black Panther Party as his personal "army of thugs", that he stands by while they intimidate white voters (despite the evidence that utterly contradicts that conclusion), and that his Department of Justice has targeted whites for oppression just like blacks were oppressed in the 1950s.

Or that he's an "Indonesian Muslim" and a "welfare thug".
Or a vampire, sucking th ...


Okay, sure, but aside from all those things. . .  Wait, damn, that's a lot of isolated incidents!
 
2013-02-26 12:30:25 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.


Here's another page:

http://www.authentichistory.com/diversity/african/3-coon/5-chickwate rm elon/index.html

I can't see any way anyone could argue that the Obama/watermelon thing isn't racist.

If there were quotes of Obama saying he loves watermelon, or if there were numerous pics of him eating watermelon (that weren't shopped), then you could argue that the watermelon imagery isn't racist. But the "joke" assumes that he loves watermelon. And why would that be assumed?
 
2013-02-26 12:35:48 PM  

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


Que dices? Ya estamos aqui!


Goddammit, now we gotta fumigate again.

/hice una broma
 
2013-02-26 12:57:19 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: One?

You know, it's omne thing to not like the president and make jokes at his expense....


That was a thing of beauty. I'm going to re-use that. Is it original?
 
2013-02-26 02:42:42 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Ctrl-Alt-Del: One?

You know, it's omne thing to not like the president and make jokes at his expense....

That was a thing of beauty. I'm going to re-use that. Is it original?


Not original, but I'm too lazy to look for a link to the original,. The google should help you if you want that
 
2013-02-26 03:58:38 PM  
ProdigalSigh:

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?"

I remember that part of Sneakers!  14 yr old me was so confused.  I once used "call a spade a spade" in a conversation with my boss.  When she made a face, I explained I thought that was about gardening.  She just shook her head, and I haven't used it since, just in case.

/Though I will occaisionally say of a loose young lady "It's time to call a spade a spade and a ho a ho."
//Also, Sneakers doesn't get enough love.  Slate did a great anniversary series on it you should check out if you're a fan.
///Verify...me?
 
2013-02-26 04:59:51 PM  
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2013-02-26 06:55:18 PM  
 
2013-02-26 08:36:58 PM  

mrshowrules: 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?


Oh I'm sure she didn't lose a bit, I'm just saying that would have been a way to amuse the Terpers without looking like a racist dipshiat.
 
2013-02-27 03:25:04 AM  
FlashHarry: ISOLATED INCIDENT #2,354 * 10^7

FTFY
 
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