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2018-05-29 6:49:00 PM  

TorpedoOrca: I'll help ya out TOS but just this once. The tweet is a word jumble of dog whistles. These are used for racist people to say racist things in public and then go 'oh no no no, you took it wrong. What's racist about that? Muslim isn't even a race!'

What she meant was a 'cross between brown people from the Middle East because you know they're all terrorists, and hmmm let's see can't really use YOUTHS here, what's the other one we can say? Wait, they're on to us calling black people monkeys...I got it! Planet of the Apes (that's subtle enough to deny but still get my point across, right?)'


No.  I understand what you people think she meant.  It's easy to get that from it, but it still makes zero sense.  Look at the woman, and then tell me how that makes any kind of sense at all.  I could say she looks like a pair of flip flops and a unicorn had a baby, and it would make as much sense.

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2018-05-29 6:50:11 PM  

TorpedoOrca: TOSViolation: skyotter: scottydoesntknow: Willful ignorance, or just trolling?

Ignorant trolling.

No.  That's the problem with liberals.  You're all to truly ignorant and closed-minded to even hear what another person is saying over the roar of the voice inside your head making up your own version of reality.

Ah, see, I knew you weren't genuinely asking but I thought I'd try anyway


You were so very close to not being a dipshiat, but then you had to go and post again.
 
2018-05-29 6:50:59 PM  

TOSViolation: scottydoesntknow: TOSViolation: skyotter: scottydoesntknow: Willful ignorance, or just trolling?

Ignorant trolling.

No.  That's the problem with liberals.  You're all to truly ignorant and closed-minded to even hear what another person is saying over the roar of the voice inside your head making up your own version of reality.

*too

/And stop smarting your own posts
//You look super needy

Yes.  My crappy wireless keypad is a piece of shiat.  Also, no.  I don't make posts that I don't think are smart or funny.  Deal with it.


So you think your ignorance is smart?

I'd ask if you've ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect, but you'd probably say no and consider that a 'smart' post.
 
2018-05-29 6:53:04 PM  

scottydoesntknow: TOSViolation: scottydoesntknow: TOSViolation: skyotter: scottydoesntknow: Willful ignorance, or just trolling?

Ignorant trolling.

No.  That's the problem with liberals.  You're all to truly ignorant and closed-minded to even hear what another person is saying over the roar of the voice inside your head making up your own version of reality.

*too

/And stop smarting your own posts
//You look super needy

Yes.  My crappy wireless keypad is a piece of shiat.  Also, no.  I don't make posts that I don't think are smart or funny.  Deal with it.

So you think your ignorance is smart?

I'd ask if you've ever heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect, but you'd probably say no and consider that a 'smart' post.


The Dunning-Kruger Effect is bullshiat.  You don't smart any of your posts.
 
2018-05-29 6:54:15 PM  

TOSViolation: skyotter: scottydoesntknow: Willful ignorance, or just trolling?

Ignorant trolling.

No.  That's the problem with liberals.  You're all to truly ignorant and closed-minded to even hear what another person is saying over the roar of the voice inside your head making up your own version of reality.


If you are truly this sheltered and innocent, then here is the explanation.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, when race theories were being fomented, gorillas had just been discovered along with blacks, and it was recognized that "apes" were somewhere below humans in evolution, as were blacks, as evidenced by their primitive lifestyles, lack of clothing, living in huts, etc., when compared with proper Englishmen and German nobility.

It then became equally evident that blacks must be the result of humans breeding or somehow "descending" into apishness, especially when slavery made it necessary to animalize blacks and make them subhuman.

So calling a black or biracial person an "ape" is a racist and dehumanizing slur hearkening back to the days of slavery and Jim Crow, because it implies the person is a subhuman beast, some sort of jungle creature, with more than 200 years of racist weight behind it.

Get it now? I'd hate to think this effort was wasted.
 
2018-05-29 6:59:26 PM  

Gyrfalcon: So calling a black or biracial person an "ape" is a racist and dehumanizing slur hearkening back to the days of slavery and Jim Crow, because it implies the person is a subhuman beast, some sort of jungle creature, with more than 200 years of racist weight behind it.

Get it now? I'd hate to think this effort was wasted.


You're missing the point.  Maybe there is no point, and I'm trying too hard to look for one.  I understand the racist aspect of comparing black people to apes.  I don't need that explained.  I was expecting the woman's facial features to be somehow abnormal, but they aren't.  What I'm saying is that the tweet makes no sense to me.  If someone makes an insult, there is usually some form of truth in their choice of words.  Like someone who has giant ears is often compared to Dumbo, etc.  The tweet just seems random.
 
2018-05-29 7:02:43 PM  

Arachnophobe: Oh look, her agency, ICM Partners, canned her too.


WOW.

Unrelated, notice how the article lumps all blue collar workers together under the Trumper ( Tea Party? Or something different ?) label now?

Watch out for this.
 
2018-05-29 7:05:58 PM  

skyotter: TOSViolation: No.  That's the problem with liberals.  You're all to truly ignorant and closed-minded to even hear what another person is saying over the roar of the voice inside your head making up your own version of reality.

I'm not a liberal, but don't let that interrupt your little partisan rants.  They're cute.    :)


The I apologize quite sincerely for insulting you with the L-word.
 
2018-05-29 7:07:06 PM  

fireclown: Who cares?  She said some very ugly shiat on her own time under her own name.  Not agreeing with it, and feel free to not watch her show over it, but I don't like the idea of being able to get fired over something I said on social media.


Social media still is Media all the same, don't act shocked this is happening. This isn't new for Hollywood. Scandals reported by the press often brought down entertainers under morality grades.
 
2018-05-29 7:09:53 PM  

TOSViolation: Gyrfalcon: So calling a black or biracial person an "ape" is a racist and dehumanizing slur hearkening back to the days of slavery and Jim Crow, because it implies the person is a subhuman beast, some sort of jungle creature, with more than 200 years of racist weight behind it.

Get it now? I'd hate to think this effort was wasted.

You're missing the point.  Maybe there is no point, and I'm trying too hard to look for one.  I understand the racist aspect of comparing black people to apes.  I don't need that explained.  I was expecting the woman's facial features to be somehow abnormal, but they aren't.  What I'm saying is that the tweet makes no sense to me.  If someone makes an insult, there is usually some form of truth in their choice of words.  Like someone who has giant ears is often compared to Dumbo, etc.  The tweet just seems random.


You understand the racist aspect of comparing black people to apes but don't understand why comparing a black person to an ape is racist?
 
2018-05-29 7:12:39 PM  

mrs john amber: fireclown: Who cares?  She said some very ugly shiat on her own time under her own name.  Not agreeing with it, and feel free to not watch her show over it, but I don't like the idea of being able to get fired over something I said on social media.

Social media still is Media all the same, don't act shocked this is happening. This isn't new for Hollywood. Scandals reported by the press often brought down entertainers under morality grades.


I agree that public personalities should be careful what they say, but I would be more concerned to find out if she is off her meds or something.  I don't know enough about her to immediately jump to racism.  If someone who is a known racist tweeted that, then I could see it being racist even without making any sense.
 
2018-05-29 7:14:22 PM  

theflatline: winedrinkingman: I am actually surprised to learn Roseanne is fully white.  I always assumed she was biracial based on her appearance.  Of course I assumed the two races were white and elephant seal but still.

Biracial in what way?

She is more white bread than wonder bread.


White is a race of humanity.  Elephant is a race of seal.  Duh.
 
2018-05-29 7:16:16 PM  

Maybe you should drive: You understand the racist aspect of comparing black people to apes but don't understand why comparing a black person to an ape is racist?


She didn't compare her to an ape.  She compared her to a cross between a movie franchise and an apparent terrorist organization.  Look at what the apes did in those movies.  Look at what the Muslim Brotherhood does.  Was the tweet about politics?  I don't know.  I can't make any sense of it if it is referring to her appearance.  Was the tweet in poor taste?  Surely.  I still just don't know what Roseanne was trying to say.  I guess it's safe to say it wasn't anything good.
 
2018-05-29 7:22:58 PM  

winedrinkingman: theflatline: winedrinkingman: I am actually surprised to learn Roseanne is fully white.  I always assumed she was biracial based on her appearance.  Of course I assumed the two races were white and elephant seal but still.

Biracial in what way?

She is more white bread than wonder bread.

White is a race of humanity.  Elephant is a race of seal.  Duh.


White is not a race.  It's a skin tone.

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2018-05-29 7:23:13 PM  

TOSViolation: mrs john amber: fireclown: Who cares?  She said some very ugly shiat on her own time under her own name.  Not agreeing with it, and feel free to not watch her show over it, but I don't like the idea of being able to get fired over something I said on social media.

Social media still is Media all the same, don't act shocked this is happening. This isn't new for Hollywood. Scandals reported by the press often brought down entertainers under morality grades.

I agree that public personalities should be careful what they say, but I would be more concerned to find out if she is off her meds or something.  I don't know enough about her to immediately jump to racism.  If someone who is a known racist tweeted that, then I could see it being racist even without making any sense.


Ah, I see. I can't cite, but many years ago troubles with her mental health were well known. And I'm not so well myself, currently back in treatment for PTSD.

My opinion: Hollywood probably repped her again with serious misgivings due to her being a loose cannon.
 
2018-05-29 7:29:58 PM  
Too bad she didn't diss trump , she would have gotten a raise.
 
2018-05-29 7:30:23 PM  

mrs john amber: TOSViolation: mrs john amber: fireclown: Who cares?  She said some very ugly shiat on her own time under her own name.  Not agreeing with it, and feel free to not watch her show over it, but I don't like the idea of being able to get fired over something I said on social media.

Social media still is Media all the same, don't act shocked this is happening. This isn't new for Hollywood. Scandals reported by the press often brought down entertainers under morality grades.

I agree that public personalities should be careful what they say, but I would be more concerned to find out if she is off her meds or something.  I don't know enough about her to immediately jump to racism.  If someone who is a known racist tweeted that, then I could see it being racist even without making any sense.

Ah, I see. I can't cite, but many years ago troubles with her mental health were well known. And I'm not so well myself, currently back in treatment for PTSD.

My opinion: Hollywood probably repped her again with serious misgivings due to her being a loose cannon.


I guess I'm a little biased because I feel like anyone who thinks it is a good idea to post on Twitterbookgram probably needs to be on meds.
 
2018-05-29 7:33:26 PM  

TOSViolation: Maybe you should drive: You understand the racist aspect of comparing black people to apes but don't understand why comparing a black person to an ape is racist?

She didn't compare her to an ape.  She compared her to a cross between a movie franchise and an apparent terrorist organization.  Look at what the apes did in those movies.  Look at what the Muslim Brotherhood does.  Was the tweet about politics?  I don't know.  I can't make any sense of it if it is referring to her appearance.  Was the tweet in poor taste?  Surely.  I still just don't know what Roseanne was trying to say.  I guess it's safe to say it wasn't anything good.


She was not being that clever.  To someone like Roseanne Muslim and Arab are practically the same thing, even if the Muslim in question is not even Arab.  In her limited world view Muslim and Arab are just other words for sand n---er and ape is just another word for less evolved, non Christian/non white person.  We all know this is the case because we have all seen you talk and write that way when you think you are around your own kind.  We also have seen how you all change your tune and swear it was not meant that way the instant you discover someone soes not share this pathetic point of view.  Just as I know you are going to say there is no way I know how you meant it.
 
2018-05-29 7:35:47 PM  

TOSViolation: winedrinkingman: theflatline: winedrinkingman: I am actually surprised to learn Roseanne is fully white.  I always assumed she was biracial based on her appearance.  Of course I assumed the two races were white and elephant seal but still.

Biracial in what way?

She is more white bread than wonder bread.

White is a race of humanity.  Elephant is a race of seal.  Duh.

White is not a race.  It's a skin tone.

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White is universally used to indicate Caucasian, even if members of other racial groups can have a white skin tone.  Does not disprove the theory that Roseanne is half elephant seal.
 
2018-05-29 8:20:37 PM  

TOSViolation: skyotter: scottydoesntknow: Willful ignorance, or just trolling?

Ignorant trolling.

No.  That's the problem with liberals.  You're all to truly ignorant and closed-minded to even hear what another person is saying over the roar of the voice inside your head making up your own version of reality.


more delicious tears
 
2018-05-29 8:57:05 PM  

johnny_vegas: Walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.....


swims like a duck, shiats like a duck, flies like a duck.

No. Wait. Flies like a banana!
 
2018-05-29 8:58:08 PM  
It's amusing that it took this long for the left wing to realize that Roseanne Barr is and has always been a jerk...  The rest of the US figured this out when she screeched the Star Spangled Banner at Jack Murphy Stadium.
 
2018-05-29 9:02:48 PM  

TOSViolation: Maybe you should drive: You understand the racist aspect of comparing black people to apes but don't understand why comparing a black person to an ape is racist?

She didn't compare her to an ape.  She compared her to a cross between a movie franchise and an apparent terrorist organization.  Look at what the apes did in those movies.  Look at what the Muslim Brotherhood does.  Was the tweet about politics?  I don't know.  I can't make any sense of it if it is referring to her appearance.  Was the tweet in poor taste?  Surely.  I still just don't know what Roseanne was trying to say.  I guess it's safe to say it wasn't anything good.


Okay, wow. You're so deliberately disingenuous, I'm amazed you can use a pencil. This isn't a yoga pose, it's a f*cking lanyard. "She didn't compare her to an ape, she compared her to a movie full of apes. She didn't compare her to a terrorist, she compared her to a terrorist organization."

Why not just go full-autistic here, and say "She compared her to a strip of 70-mm celluloid. I just don't get it. She compared a woman to a religious fighting group. I just don't get it." Or even: "How can a person be like a word? A human can't be an ape."
 
2018-05-29 9:07:32 PM  

cretinbob: TOSViolation: skyotter: scottydoesntknow: Willful ignorance, or just trolling?

Ignorant trolling.

No.  That's the problem with liberals.  You're all to truly ignorant and closed-minded to even hear what another person is saying over the roar of the voice inside your head making up your own version of reality.

more delicious tears


Great counterpoint.

Yes, Sheldon.  The above comment was sarcasm.

Gyrfalcon: Okay, wow. You're so deliberately disingenuous, I'm amazed you can use a pencil. This isn't a yoga pose, it's a f*cking lanyard. "She didn't compare her to an ape, she compared her to a movie full of apes. She didn't compare her to a terrorist, she compared her to a terrorist organization."

Why not just go full-autistic here, and say "She compared her to a strip of 70-mm celluloid. I just don't get it. She compared a woman to a religious fighting group. I just don't get it." Or even: "How can a person be like a word? A human can't be an ape."


Does the stuff you type make any sense in your head before it gets into the comment box?
 
2018-05-29 9:11:23 PM  

winedrinkingman: White is universally used to indicate Caucasian, even if members of other racial groups can have a white skin tone. Does not disprove the theory that Roseanne is half elephant seal.


The "n-word" was very widely used to indicate an overly broad range of unique races that share a common darkness of skin pigment.  That was racist too.  "White" is just as simple-mindedly racist as "black" or "n***er".  We are not our skin tones.
 
2018-05-29 9:31:16 PM  

Diagonal: johnny_vegas: Walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.....

swims like a duck, shiats like a duck, flies like a duck.

No. Wait. Flies like a banana!


In general, that is a good rule of thumb, but it is difficult for anyone to have a serious discussion with a liberal while they hold this in front of your face.

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It doesn't matter if you say, "I like like tofu."  All they will hear is, "<RACIST WHARGARBLE>."  That's what a majority of Fark posters are like.  They like to color code other Farkers so they no longer even need to look at the words that are actually typed to form their ignorant response.
 
2018-05-29 9:49:13 PM  

mrs john amber: fireclown: Who cares?  She said some very ugly shiat on her own time under her own name.  Not agreeing with it, and feel free to not watch her show over it, but I don't like the idea of being able to get fired over something I said on social media.

Social media still is Media all the same, don't act shocked this is happening. This isn't new for Hollywood. Scandals reported by the press often brought down entertainers under morality grades.


Im not at all surprised.  None of this is new.  Its just faster now.
 
2018-05-29 9:53:38 PM  
Remember kids, there are no trolls on Fark. Pointing it out makes you the real troll.
 
2018-05-29 9:55:18 PM  

Old Smokie: Obvs they were looking for an excuse to virtue signal.  Can't have any conservative on TV, nope.


Of course, it's not virtue signalling when YOUR team does it:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/a​c​ts-of-faith/wp/2018/02/08/national-pra​yer-breakfast-to-feature-trump-and-rep​-scalise-who-was-shot-at-gop-baseball-​practice/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8d33​afd699a9
 
2018-05-29 9:57:58 PM  

TOSViolation: They like to color code other Farkers so they no longer even need to look at the words that are actually typed to form their ignorant response.


Saves us a LOT of time, and carpal tunnel from scrolling past the inanity, since so many of you use the same lame talking points.

Be more challenging, or at least funnier, you'll be Farkied differently.

Or, you know, be less racist/fascist/Useful Idiot for Putin...your call, though.
 
2018-05-29 9:59:58 PM  

LaughingRadish: It's amusing that it took this long for the left wing to realize that Roseanne Barr is and has always been a jerk...  The rest of the US figured this out when she screeched the Star Spangled Banner at Jack Murphy Stadium.


It's amusing that YOU still haven't figured out U.S. politics, particularly the "left".
 
2018-05-29 10:52:38 PM  

TOSViolation: Diagonal: johnny_vegas: Walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.....

swims like a duck, shiats like a duck, flies like a duck.

No. Wait. Flies like a banana!

In general, that is a good rule of thumb, but it is difficult for anyone to have a serious discussion with a liberal while they hold this in front of your face.

[img.fark.net image 348x348]

It doesn't matter if you say, "I like like tofu."  All they will hear is, "<RACIST WHARGARBLE>."  That's what a majority of Fark posters are like.  They like to color code other Farkers so they no longer even need to look at the words that are actually typed to form their ignorant response.


It saves time.
 
2018-05-29 10:53:00 PM  

PunGent: Saves us a LOT of time


damn you.
 
2018-05-29 11:45:23 PM  

TOSViolation: Diagonal: johnny_vegas: Walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.....

swims like a duck, shiats like a duck, flies like a duck.

No. Wait. Flies like a banana!

In general, that is a good rule of thumb, but it is difficult for anyone to have a serious discussion with a liberal while they hold this in front of your face.

[img.fark.net image 348x348]

It doesn't matter if you say, "I like like tofu."  All they will hear is, "<RACIST WHARGARBLE>."  That's what a majority of Fark posters are like.  They like to color code other Farkers so they no longer even need to look at the words that are actually typed to form their ignorant response.


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2018-05-30 12:56:52 AM  

PunGent: Old Smokie: Obvs they were looking for an excuse to virtue signal.  Can't have any conservative on TV, nope.

Of course, it's not virtue signalling when YOUR team does it:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/ac​ts-of-faith/wp/2018/02/08/national-pra​yer-breakfast-to-feature-trump-and-rep​-scalise-who-was-shot-at-gop-baseball-​practice/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8d33​afd699a9


My team knows no god.  Those guys are on their own.
 
2018-05-30 5:34:52 AM  

PunGent: LaughingRadish: It's amusing that it took this long for the left wing to realize that Roseanne Barr is and has always been a jerk...  The rest of the US figured this out when she screeched the Star Spangled Banner at Jack Murphy Stadium.

It's amusing that YOU still haven't figured out U.S. politics, particularly the "left".


What makes you think I haven't figured out US politics?  I just find it funny that the left has been caught with its pants down again.
 
2018-05-30 7:33:23 AM  
The word "racist" is in almost every single major media version of this story across the internet.
But pretend you're in a minority fighting injustice.
 
2018-05-30 10:12:27 AM  

doubled99: The word "racist" is in almost every single major media version of this story across the internet.
But pretend you're in a minority fighting injustice.


So acknowledging how racist something is means racism is defeated?  Not following your logic here.
 
2018-05-30 1:15:49 PM  

IHadMeAVision: special20: IHadMeAVision: special20: IHadMeAVision: special20: I honestly hope her time slot gets replaced with a reboot of Rhoda (just so she gets replaced by a Jew).

Good... good... let the STIGGINIT flow through you...

Tell Putin hello next time you hit the showers together.

User name checks out.

You correct. I am a type of harmonica.
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Surely you aren't insinuating that I am mentally handicapped - that would be wrong. However, you may go shower with Putin. I will insinuate that you are a latent homosexual from Russia.

I'll take that as a compliment towards gay Russians as having more nuanced opinions than the typical sportsfan mentality of harmonicas.


Perfectly welcomed viewpoint.
 
2018-05-30 2:11:47 PM  

mrshowrules: doubled99: The word "racist" is in almost every single major media version of this story across the internet.
But pretend you're in a minority fighting injustice.

So acknowledging how racist something is means racism is defeated?  Not following your logic here.


Defeated? Said nothing of the kind.
I'm saying this whole angle is bullshiat because RACISM is in every story and conversation regarding this.
It's literally the dominant word used.
 
2018-05-30 2:24:13 PM  
Verbal Yoga Poses is the name of my Spin Doctors cover band
 
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