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2014-06-12 09:32:55 AM  

Brick-House: Ahhhh, just another liberal politician keeping alive the basic beliefs of the Democratic Party.

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2014-06-12 09:33:57 AM  

Brick-House: Ahhhh, just another liberal politician keeping alive the basic beliefs of the Democratic Party.

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I don't expect much from you... but certainly you could put a bit more effort in that that.  Perhaps your posting frequency is too high.  You're concentrating on output and the quality suffers.  Time for some self-reflection.
 
2014-06-12 09:34:22 AM  

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So, you're hip to that Maori tongue magic?

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/any excuse to whip this out

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ditto.
 
2014-06-12 09:34:39 AM  
I dunno. If she saw a group of people who regularly got together to advance a particular agenda, and they all just happen to be black, it's something she might notice and comment upon. That fact that she could speak metaphorically of another council member "turning black" means she sees blackness as shorthand for those holding a certain policy position, not for their actual ethnic background. Her comments were tone deaf, but really, who among us could not be as easily embarrassed by a recorded private conversation?
 
2014-06-12 09:34:49 AM  

ariseatex: hardinparamedic: lordjupiter: No.  You do not get points for being an honest bigot.  There is no balance or even partial offset here.  People hate when politicians say the right things and then do the opposite.  Or strike secret deals that undermine the people.  Simply being honest about being a horrible person is not worthy of any respect whatsoever.  It's merely a defense mechanism against guilt.

At some point, however, this is a sign of something more disturbing: She does not feel like she has to hide her obvious bigotry, and not only that - she is outright proud of it. I don't even think it's a mechanism of self-defense against guilt.

She honestly believes the tripe she spews, and she knows she will not face punishment from her constituents for speaking her beliefs. That, alone, is shameful and even borderline terrifying in this day and age.,

I'm not so sure she "knows" this in the sense that I know the first World Cup 2014 match is scheduled for today.  I think she "knows" it in the sense that five-year-old me "knew" that Santa brought me gifts every Christmas.  That would take it from "shameful and even borderline terrifying" to "bigot with a brain too underdeveloped to see reality."


Yep.  If she knew she was going to get in trouble, she would have kept her mouth shut or try to bullshiat her away out of things.

She honestly doesn't see what she did wrong or why people are upset.  It's OBVIOUS that what she said is true, so why is everyone complaining?
 
2014-06-12 09:35:28 AM  

fusillade762: Damnhippyfreak: TuteTibiImperes: FTFA:  "It's not going to get any better until you get those blacks off the school board. She really turned black. She got on the school board with the rest of the blacks and they all just ganged up and that's why the school system has gone to hell."

What is that even supposed to mean?  She  turned black?  She wasn't black before being elected to the school board?  Is this some kind of Soul Man situation?

I'm guessing because 'black' to this guy is not just a skin color, but also a set of (presumably negative) cultural traits. Kind of like getting "Jewed" as an expression.

That's a man, baby?

Maybe it's like turning Japanese?

/we should get an ocelot


The new grumpycat face?
 
2014-06-12 09:35:55 AM  

hardinparamedic: ariseatex: That would take it from "shameful and even borderline terrifying" to "bigot with a brain too underdeveloped to see reality."

Nothing will happen to this woman from the people in her school district, do you know why?

La Marque City is a rural, predominantly Republican voting district. She is just spoonfeeding the people who elect her the same racist, bigoted tripe that many of them believe, they just can't voice it because "the system" won't let them speak "the truth".


As long as you understand this isn't an act. Racism amongst conservatives is very much a reality, even if they go to some lengths to hide it.
 
2014-06-12 09:37:05 AM  
Nice to see the casper brigade out in force defending this bigot.
 
2014-06-12 09:38:23 AM  

Headso: DrPainMD: Headso: How do black people ruin a school board? you would think black people and white people would want the same things for their kids within reason.

I've read several news accounts where a school board tried to end social promotion (i.e., passing kids into the next grade even tho they didn't learn what was taught in the current grade) and being bombarded with protests. It seems like the protesters are, more often than not, black.

are those "news accounts" from right wing blogs?


His Stormfront account.
 
2014-06-12 09:40:58 AM  

starsrift: Being a racist little biatch isn't illegal. If the majority of her electorate is behind her, she can say all the vile things she wants. I guess.

It's sad, though. But that's what you have to expect from a woman.


Well done
 
2014-06-12 09:42:22 AM  
More and more of these horrible little people feel comfortable embracing their racism.

I call it "embracism".  Thanks, Obama.
 
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2014-06-12 09:43:02 AM  
I'm just happy we finally got an honest politician.
 
2014-06-12 09:43:48 AM  
I love the new "hey, it's my opinion" defense, as if, by stating that, it's somehow beyond reproach. Friggin' troglodyte.
 
2014-06-12 09:45:13 AM  

Farkin_Crazy: So if I take office on July 1 2014 for a 2 year term, I can say what ever the hell I wish without retribution for 24 months?


If legislators are dumb enough not to allow a recall vote on the office, then pretty much, yes.
 
2014-06-12 09:45:36 AM  

clambam: but really, who among us could not be as easily embarrassed by a recorded private conversation?


This one seems to be used more and more lately. My best guess is that a few posters routinely act like racists in private and assume the rest does too.

/but not in public, so it's ok
 
2014-06-12 09:49:56 AM  

rashishi: The supreme court has said that there is no more racism


Where exactly did they say this?

rashishi: struck down major parts of the civil rights act and affirmative action in schools.


They didn't "strike down AA" in schools. They said states could decide, and using race as a factor is still legal.


Musikslayer: The video makes it perfectly clear that she's not qualified to be on a council.


How about a kouncil?
 
2014-06-12 09:50:35 AM  

DrPainMD: Headso: How do black people ruin a school board? you would think black people and white people would want the same things for their kids within reason.

I've read several news accounts where a school board tried to end social promotion (i.e., passing kids into the next grade even tho they didn't learn what was taught in the current grade) and being bombarded with protests. It seems like the protesters are, more often than not, black.


My sister and brother in law are both teachers at different schools in relatively affluent, white area (Northern VA). Social Promotion is very real and rampant here, the fear is usually from Braeydyn and Dakotas daddy's lawyers, not from "black protesters."

There are major problems with the public schooling system in this country, and said issues are indifferent to race. Your repeated desire to ascribe them to one race at the exclusion of others is why people think of you as a racist.
 
2014-06-12 09:52:14 AM  
Council candidate Christopher Lane said,"It really casts a negative shadow on the city. We can't move forward with those dark clouds hovering over the city."


It was a black day in La Marque City.
 
2014-06-12 09:54:22 AM  

The Homer Tax: There are major problems with the public schooling system in this country, and said issues are indifferent to race. Your repeated desire to ascribe them to one race at the exclusion of others is why people think of you as a racist.


If you don't recognize the fact that most cities are still segregated then there is really no hope for you.
 
2014-06-12 09:54:49 AM  
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2014-06-12 09:55:06 AM  

The Homer Tax: There are major problems with the public schooling system in this country, and said issues are indifferent to race.


One of the reasons I am pro standardized tests.

I get schools havingt he attitude of it being easier to just pas the buck, but if you had set milestones kids had to go through to get promoted it would be a lot easier to justify holding kids back. Be it a Braeydyn or a LA-A.
 
2014-06-12 09:55:08 AM  

Fart_Machine: Headso: DrPainMD: Headso: How do black people ruin a school board? you would think black people and white people would want the same things for their kids within reason.

I've read several news accounts where a school board tried to end social promotion (i.e., passing kids into the next grade even tho they didn't learn what was taught in the current grade) and being bombarded with protests. It seems like the protesters are, more often than not, black.

are those "news accounts" from right wing blogs?

His Stormfront account.


unfortunately racist punditry in the form of "news accounts" are par for the course on all right wing sites and news channels, if only you had to go to places like stormfront for that garbage.
 
2014-06-12 09:56:23 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: FTFA:  "It's not going to get any better until you get those blacks off the school board. She really turned black. She got on the school board with the rest of the blacks and they all just ganged up and that's why the school system has gone to hell."

What is that even supposed to mean?  She  turned black?  She wasn't black before being elected to the school board?  Is this some kind of Soul Man situation?


She was born a small white child. But then she heard her first soul song, and eventually became black.
 
2014-06-12 09:56:59 AM  

links136: Damnhippyfreak: TuteTibiImperes: FTFA:  "It's not going to get any better until you get those blacks off the school board. She really turned black. She got on the school board with the rest of the blacks and they all just ganged up and that's why the school system has gone to hell."

What is that even supposed to mean?  She  turned black?  She wasn't black before being elected to the school board?  Is this some kind of Soul Man situation?


I'm guessing because 'black' to this guy is not just a skin color, but also a set of (presumably negative) cultural traits. Kind of like getting "Jewed" as an expression.

And much like getting 'jewed', a lot of the negative stereotypes are result from the treatment of europeans. As in Jews were usually segregated to certain professions, such as bankers and accounting, and therefore became dominant in the position.  Therefore, you get 'jewed'.


Jewish people self segregated into banking afaik. The old and new testament have very different concepts of loaning.
 
2014-06-12 09:57:38 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Fart_Machine: Crewmannumber6: Headso: How do black people ruin a school board? you would think black people and white people would want the same things for their kids within reason.

You would think. I'm curious about what this newly elected board member and her newfound majority voting block were trying to get passed that elicited this reaction.

It's Texas. For all we know they were trying to push teaching evolution and this woman wasn't going to stand for it.

But we don't know, do we.


No we don't. Maybe they were just getting too uppity.
 
2014-06-12 09:59:10 AM  

Smackledorfer: Jewish people self segregated into banking afaik.


You should read more.
 
2014-06-12 09:59:25 AM  

DrPainMD: Headso: How do black people ruin a school board? you would think black people and white people would want the same things for their kids within reason.

I've read several news accounts where a school board tried to end social promotion (i.e., passing kids into the next grade even tho they didn't learn what was taught in the current grade) and being bombarded with protests. It seems like the protesters are, more often than not, black.


It only seems like that because that's what you want to believe. Because you are a racist individual.
 
2014-06-12 09:59:56 AM  

The Homer Tax: For what it's worth, I give this idiotic hag more credit than most racists. At least she's owning it and being honest about her hatred. That means it's there and you don't have to deal with her playing the "I'm not racist! You're racist for saying in racist!" Game.

She's vile, repugnant, and hateful...but she's got my respect just a little more than racists who pretend they're not.


Ditto. I like that society frowns on racism enough that bigots know they should hide. At the same time you gotta respect a person who owns their views and words.
 
2014-06-12 10:00:28 AM  
Translation: There are too many black people on the council now and they aren't intimidated by my yelling and screaming like the white people were, so now I can't run it like my own little kingdom anymore.
 
2014-06-12 10:02:13 AM  

Smackledorfer: The Homer Tax: For what it's worth, I give this idiotic hag more credit than most racists. At least she's owning it and being honest about her hatred. That means it's there and you don't have to deal with her playing the "I'm not racist! You're racist for saying in racist!" Game.

She's vile, repugnant, and hateful...but she's got my respect just a little more than racists who pretend they're not.

Ditto. I like that society frowns on racism enough that bigots know they should hide. At the same time you gotta respect a person who owns their views and words.


No I don't.
 
2014-06-12 10:02:35 AM  

hardinparamedic: lordjupiter: No.  You do not get points for being an honest bigot.  There is no balance or even partial offset here.  People hate when politicians say the right things and then do the opposite.  Or strike secret deals that undermine the people.  Simply being honest about being a horrible person is not worthy of any respect whatsoever.  It's merely a defense mechanism against guilt.

At some point, however, this is a sign of something more disturbing: She does not feel like she has to hide her obvious bigotry, and not only that - she is outright proud of it. I don't even think it's a mechanism of self-defense against guilt.

She honestly believes the tripe she spews, and she knows she will not face punishment from her constituents for speaking her beliefs. That, alone, is shameful and even borderline terrifying in this day and age.,


The rest of the bigots believe their tripe too. They are just cowards who hide and spread it in back rooms.
 
2014-06-12 10:03:24 AM  

liam76: The Homer Tax: There are major problems with the public schooling system in this country, and said issues are indifferent to race.

One of the reasons I am pro standardized tests.

I get schools havingt he attitude of it being easier to just pas the buck, but if you had set milestones kids had to go through to get promoted it would be a lot easier to justify holding kids back. Be it a Braeydyn or a LA-A.


Here's the problem though, there's no incentive for holding kids back, there's no incentive for giving them bad grades, there's no incentive for not letting them graduate. Schools are evaluated on these things, and if they hold kids back it's viewed as a failing of the schools, not the kids or their parents.

School districts here bend over backwards to inflate grades, and make sure kids move up and graduate whether they've earned it or not. Stuff that would make racists' head exposed if they found out that schools in downtown Atlanta were doing.

Stuff like no homework at all, no deadlines for homework or projects, being able to retake quizzes and tests as many times as you want until you're satisfied with your grade, no zeroes (that's seriously a thing - if you do nothing you get a 50). I can't make this shiat up. Good think it's upper middle class white kids who are getting these policies, so no one cares...
 
2014-06-12 10:03:49 AM  

Smackledorfer: Ditto. I like that society frowns on racism enough that bigots know they should hide.


Why?  I only ask that because, if you replace "racism" with "homosexuality" and "bigots" with "gays", you'd fit right in with the bigots 60 years ago.

/The pendulum has swung hard.  And it's just as wrong now as it was then.
 
2014-06-12 10:04:25 AM  

clambam: I dunno. If she saw a group of people who regularly got together to advance a particular agenda, and they all just happen to be black, it's something she might notice and comment upon. That fact that she could speak metaphorically of another council member "turning black" means she sees blackness as shorthand for those holding a certain policy position, not for their actual ethnic background. Her comments were tone deaf, but really, who among us could not be as easily embarrassed by a recorded private conversation?


And here we have a racist defending racism and making weak excuses.

Hey, tell us again how muslims are fundamentally incapable of leading a country and need other people to do it for them.
 
2014-06-12 10:05:51 AM  

lockers: The Homer Tax: There are major problems with the public schooling system in this country, and said issues are indifferent to race. Your repeated desire to ascribe them to one race at the exclusion of others is why people think of you as a racist.

If you don't recognize the fact that most cities are still segregated then there is really no hope for you.


What the fark are you talking about and what does it have to do with anything I said?
 
2014-06-12 10:06:26 AM  

The Homer Tax: My sister and brother in law are both teachers at different schools in relatively affluent, white area (Northern VA). Social Promotion is very real and rampant here, the fear is usually from Braeydyn and Dakotas daddy's lawyers, not from "black protesters."

There are major problems with the public schooling system in this country, and said issues are indifferent to race. Your repeated desire to ascribe them to one race at the exclusion of others is why people think of you as a racist.


I've seen this numerous times when I was in school.  Dave, whose mom and dad had connections in town, and on the school board, was failing a class.  Dave's dad called the school and had him transferred  into another section where the teacher was known for "grading on the curve".   Just one example of many.

People who won't admit their are privileges gained from wealth and/or connections are delusional and/or liars.

Keep in mind that this guy is a Yale grad.

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2014-06-12 10:07:28 AM  
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2014-06-12 10:07:46 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Smackledorfer: The Homer Tax: For what it's worth, I give this idiotic hag more credit than most racists. At least she's owning it and being honest about her hatred. That means it's there and you don't have to deal with her playing the "I'm not racist! You're racist for saying in racist!" Game.

She's vile, repugnant, and hateful...but she's got my respect just a little more than racists who pretend they're not.

Ditto. I like that society frowns on racism enough that bigots know they should hide. At the same time you gotta respect a person who owns their views and words.

No I don't.


Do you believe you can respect one aspect of a person and despise the rest?

Can I respect an athlete's accomplishment even if he is an asshole?
 
2014-06-12 10:10:44 AM  

Smackledorfer: cameroncrazy1984: Smackledorfer: The Homer Tax: For what it's worth, I give this idiotic hag more credit than most racists. At least she's owning it and being honest about her hatred. That means it's there and you don't have to deal with her playing the "I'm not racist! You're racist for saying in racist!" Game.

She's vile, repugnant, and hateful...but she's got my respect just a little more than racists who pretend they're not.

Ditto. I like that society frowns on racism enough that bigots know they should hide. At the same time you gotta respect a person who owns their views and words.

No I don't.

Do you believe you can respect one aspect of a person and despise the rest?

Can I respect an athlete's accomplishment even if he is an asshole?


You've set the bar pretty low for accomplishments.
 
2014-06-12 10:10:51 AM  

Fart_Machine: Crewmannumber6: Fart_Machine: Crewmannumber6: Headso: How do black people ruin a school board? you would think black people and white people would want the same things for their kids within reason.

You would think. I'm curious about what this newly elected board member and her newfound majority voting block were trying to get passed that elicited this reaction.

It's Texas. For all we know they were trying to push teaching evolution and this woman wasn't going to stand for it.

But we don't know, do we.

No we don't. Maybe they were just getting too uppity.


Or maybe she had a valid reason for being upset, and let being an ignorant racist submarine her. More than one thing can be true.
 
2014-06-12 10:11:54 AM  

IlGreven: Smackledorfer: Ditto. I like that society frowns on racism enough that bigots know they should hide.

Why?  I only ask that because, if you replace "racism" with "homosexuality" and "bigots" with "gays", you'd fit right in with the bigots 60 years ago.

/The pendulum has swung hard.  And it's just as wrong now as it was then.


Why do I respect honesty more than dishonesty?
I prefer dealing with people who don't lie, even, especially, when it is hard.

Why do you not? Why should this cease to be true with bigots.

She is still, on the whole, a piece of shiat. Just less so than the lying bigots who sneak around with their dog whistles. If all those bigots were more open, we would see much less of them holding office. Honesty is good.
 
2014-06-12 10:12:04 AM  

The Homer Tax: lockers: The Homer Tax: There are major problems with the public schooling system in this country, and said issues are indifferent to race. Your repeated desire to ascribe them to one race at the exclusion of others is why people think of you as a racist.

If you don't recognize the fact that most cities are still segregated then there is really no hope for you.

What the fark are you talking about and what does it have to do with anything I said?


This is why you are an idiot and why race is still an issue in education. It's institutional even if people refuse to admit it.
 
2014-06-12 10:12:24 AM  

Smackledorfer: Do you believe you can respect one aspect of a person and despise the rest?

Can I respect an athlete's accomplishment even if he is an asshole?


Sure, but if you tell everybody they "gotta respect" something or someone that is utterly reprehensible, you sound like a closeted Nickelback fan.
 
2014-06-12 10:12:47 AM  

Smackledorfer: cameroncrazy1984: Smackledorfer: The Homer Tax: For what it's worth, I give this idiotic hag more credit than most racists. At least she's owning it and being honest about her hatred. That means it's there and you don't have to deal with her playing the "I'm not racist! You're racist for saying in racist!" Game.

She's vile, repugnant, and hateful...but she's got my respect just a little more than racists who pretend they're not.

Ditto. I like that society frowns on racism enough that bigots know they should hide. At the same time you gotta respect a person who owns their views and words.

No I don't.

Do you believe you can respect one aspect of a person and despise the rest?

Can I respect an athlete's accomplishment even if he is an asshole?


Sure, but I don't have to respect that someone is honest about their racist beliefs. That's a stupid thing to respect.
 
2014-06-12 10:12:54 AM  
Only 5 people defending her and 2 people trying to change the subject? That will change by noon.
 
2014-06-12 10:12:57 AM  

Ilmarinen: clambam: but really, who among us could not be as easily embarrassed by a recorded private conversation?

This one seems to be used more and more lately. My best guess is that a few posters routinely act like racists in private and assume the rest does too.

/but not in public, so it's ok


Look, I'm Jewish. A lot of people don't like Jews. I am unhappy that a lot of people don't like Jews and offended when I hear antisemitic stuff, behind my back or to my face (often followed by the line "You're not Jewish are you?"). But you can't force people to like you and you can't go through life in a tizzy of histrionic victimhood. It cuts both ways. I have a friend, an artist, he was the first male member of an all-woman artists' collective back in the 90's. He was at a meeting one day and one of the women who had been visiting a school made a comment about that "little boy smell." Everyone else laughed and he felt uncomfortable. Should he have complained? Should it have been a PC "teaching moment"?

Forming cliques, being bullies, cutting people socially, it's all very human. It shouldn't be excused, it shouldn't be encouraged, but it shouldn't be criminalized either.
 
2014-06-12 10:13:41 AM  

thamike: Smackledorfer: Do you believe you can respect one aspect of a person and despise the rest?

Can I respect an athlete's accomplishment even if he is an asshole?

Sure, but if you tell everybody they "gotta respect" something or someone that is utterly reprehensible, you sound like a closeted Nickelback fan.


Ha!
 
2014-06-12 10:13:57 AM  
It seems like more and more racists are crawling out from under their rocks lately to openly spout their racist drivel, and I'm trying to see the positive in this. My take is that racism has shifted from being the norm of the silent majority to being the realm of a vocal minority. In fact, a shrill, crass, and defiantly obtuse vocal minority. Racists on Fark feel the need to defend her because they are no longer in the majority, and they feel threatened.
 
2014-06-12 10:17:10 AM  

Fart_Machine: Smackledorfer: cameroncrazy1984: Smackledorfer: The Homer Tax: For what it's worth, I give this idiotic hag more credit than most racists. At least she's owning it and being honest about her hatred. That means it's there and you don't have to deal with her playing the "I'm not racist! You're racist for saying in racist!" Game.

She's vile, repugnant, and hateful...but she's got my respect just a little more than racists who pretend they're not.

Ditto. I like that society frowns on racism enough that bigots know they should hide. At the same time you gotta respect a person who owns their views and words.

No I don't.

Do you believe you can respect one aspect of a person and despise the rest?

Can I respect an athlete's accomplishment even if he is an asshole?

You've set the bar pretty low for accomplishments.


Feats of athleticism, or honesty?

Because honesty is something a great deal of those who run for office lack. The country would be better off if they were honest. How is that not something worthy of acknowledgement?

And, to repeat, I still want this woman out of office. I respect that she is honest despite knowing it will hurt her chances of keeping it.
 
2014-06-12 10:18:09 AM  

nmrsnr: Well, that certainly is different.


You know where you stand with her: Nuremburg, 1936.
 
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