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(ABC News)   Gov Jim Justice, who sounds like a corrupt politician from a 1970's Burt Reynolds movie, defends his remarks calling members of girl's basketball "thugs" saying there was NOTHING racial about it, it's just those people "don't know how to behave"   (abcnews.go.com) divider line
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2020-02-13 2:01:20 PM  
He sounds like he needs a nap...py headed ho.
 
2020-02-13 2:09:55 PM  
You know, if people are acting out, perhaps it's in our best interests to find out what's troubling them and try to fix that. Seems a much better option than vilification and demanding they conform without question to some arbitrary set of behavioral standards.
 
2020-02-13 2:17:50 PM  
Hooligans would probably be race neutral.

Or maybe scalawags.

Ne'er-do-wells?
 
2020-02-13 2:34:22 PM  
Your governor moonlights as a HS basketball coach? WTF West Virginia?

Maybe you could hire a better class of people if the job was full time.

/ s
 
2020-02-13 2:43:26 PM  
Is there more to this story?  I'm not trying to defend this guy's word choices, but if this is the only thing, it's a bit of a stretch.  I really was expecting the words "those people" to show up in his quote somewhere.

But seriously, who gets in bench-clearing brawl with the audience?
 
2020-02-13 2:48:34 PM  
Guy went to the Rush Limbaugh school of talking about basketball players.

Probably will get a medal of freedom for it.
 
2020-02-13 3:00:26 PM  

SurfaceTension: You know, if people are acting out, perhaps it's in our best interests to find out what's troubling them and try to fix that. Seems a much better option than vilification and demanding they conform without question to some arbitrary set of behavioral standards.


How do you fix people whose "trouble" is that X should not exist?
 
2020-02-13 3:01:33 PM  
By "uppity" he means they have mad hops.
 
2020-02-13 3:12:21 PM  
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2020-02-13 3:12:21 PM  

Shostie: Hooligans would probably be race neutral.

Or maybe scalawags.

Ne'er-do-wells?


Reprobates know no racial lines.
 
2020-02-13 3:17:00 PM  
Vast amounts of money makes people farking assholes.
 
2020-02-13 3:17:03 PM  

stan unusual: Your governor moonlights as a HS basketball coach? WTF West Virginia?

Maybe you could hire a better class of people if the job was full time.

/ s


Whats wrong with volunteering to coach?  Best and worst job ever
 
2020-02-13 3:18:21 PM  
Society will crumble if you're not allowed to criticize an entire team that goes up into the stands and engages in a fight with spectators.  That is moronic, needlessly aggressive behavior.
 
2020-02-13 3:18:34 PM  
They are a bunch of Kali-worshipping murderers and thieves from 1830s India?
 
2020-02-13 3:19:00 PM  
He's absolutely correct.  Those people obviously don't know how to behave.
He's talking about Republicans, right?
 
2020-02-13 3:19:20 PM  
Like "thug" hasn't been a dog whistle for a while now.
 
2020-02-13 3:20:08 PM  

stan unusual: Your governor moonlights as a HS basketball coach? WTF West Virginia?

Maybe you could hire a better class of people if the job was full time.

/ s


If mom and sister can be the same person, the governor being a basketball coach seems pretty reasonable.
 
2020-02-13 3:20:53 PM  

Shaggy_C: They are a bunch of Kali-worshipping murderers and thieves from 1830s India?


The British in India will be slaughtered. Then we will overrun the Moslems and force their "Allah" to bow to Kali. And then the Hebrew God will fall and finally the Christian God will be cast down and forgotten.
 
2020-02-13 3:20:57 PM  

SurfaceTension: You know, if people are acting out, perhaps it's in our best interests to find out what's troubling them and try to fix that. Seems a much better option than vilification and demanding they conform without question to some arbitrary set of behavioral standards.


Oh my, those poor coaches and kids.

You did read that the coaches actually went into the stands and started duking it out. This kind of reminds me of the cheerleading thing the other day when the cheerleaders were insulting each other at the middle of the court and all hell broke loose. But it's not those poor kids fault, no siree.
 
2020-02-13 3:21:27 PM  

SurfaceTension: You know, if people are acting out, perhaps it's in our best interests to find out what's troubling them and try to fix that. Seems a much better option than vilification and demanding they conform without question to some arbitrary set of behavioral standards.


Nah...that's what you do with a 4 year old.

Besides, I'm not trying to fix anyone. You "act out", you suffer the consequences. Maybe it would be in their best interest to find out what's troubling them and try to fix themselves.

Oh, but this is the best part: Not beating the hell out of each other during a sporting event is an "arbitrary behavioral standard". That's good stuff.
 
2020-02-13 3:22:36 PM  
So the girls who instigated the brawl were Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel?
 
2020-02-13 3:24:16 PM  

Shostie: Hooligans would probably be race neutral.

Or maybe scalawags.

Ne'er-do-wells?


Lyin' dog-faced pony soldiers
 
2020-02-13 3:25:38 PM  

Big_Doofus: SurfaceTension: You know, if people are acting out, perhaps it's in our best interests to find out what's troubling them and try to fix that. Seems a much better option than vilification and demanding they conform without question to some arbitrary set of behavioral standards.

Oh my, those poor coaches and kids.

You did read that the coaches actually went into the stands and started duking it out. This kind of reminds me of the cheerleading thing the other day when the cheerleaders were insulting each other at the middle of the court and all hell broke loose. But it's not those poor kids fault, no siree.


I have only once seen a coach fight at a game.  Just peeping at a 14u flag football game across the park where my kids were practicing lax.  All of a sudden i hear yelling and one coach sucker punched to opposing coach.  I laughed my butt off.  Getting into a fight over a not real sport, unreal.
 
2020-02-13 3:27:34 PM  
Now that you mention it, people have gotten out of the habit of saying thugs when they mean something else.  That's why, when the world ends, I'm moving to West Virginia.  Everything there happens 10 years later.
 
2020-02-13 3:28:21 PM  

GardenWeasel: SurfaceTension: You know, if people are acting out, perhaps it's in our best interests to find out what's troubling them and try to fix that. Seems a much better option than vilification and demanding they conform without question to some arbitrary set of behavioral standards.

How do you fix people whose "trouble" is that X should not exist?


Prozac and a sledgehammer?
 
2020-02-13 3:28:41 PM  

JinxofSpades: Is there more to this story?  I'm not trying to defend this guy's word choices, but if this is the only thing, it's a bit of a stretch.  I really was expecting the words "those people" to show up in his quote somewhere.

But seriously, who gets in bench-clearing brawl with the audience?


Ron Artest?
 
2020-02-13 3:29:28 PM  
If you're using the word "thugs" to describe, perhaps, mafia hitmen, private security personnel, or more generally, any kind of paid muscle whose purpose in a situation is to (potentially) engage in violence as a form of control, that's fair.

If you're using the word "thugs" to describe children, you're probably a brainwashed talk-radio racist.
 
2020-02-13 3:29:40 PM  

SurfaceTension: You know, if people are acting out, perhaps it's in our best interests to find out what's troubling them and try to fix that. Seems a much better option than vilification and demanding they conform without question to some arbitrary set of behavioral standards.


Huh.

Never knew that not getting into a fight with people in the stands was an arbitrary rule for coaching.

Subby added a little flair. Don't see anything wrong with what the coach said.

Dear Fark, what do I call people who are behaving like thugs and are also black?

I vote "dickbags"

"They don't know how to behave and we're acting like dickbags."

If we're not allowed to use the word "thug" for black people acting like thugs, a suitable replacement word should be agreed on.
 
2020-02-13 3:29:40 PM  

PirateKing: Shaggy_C: They are a bunch of Kali-worshipping murderers and thieves from 1830s India?

The British in India will be slaughtered. Then we will overrun the Moslems and force their "Allah" to bow to Kali. And then the Hebrew God will fall and finally the Christian God will be cast down and forgotten.


"Moslem" didn't come around until very late 1800s.  In the 1830s the Muslims were called Musselmen or Mosselmen.

/pretty cool book from the 1860s written by a Brit Diplomats wife.
//she was basically allowed into an ottoman royal wife/concubines harem to study the culture.
///stupid brit bastards ate oil - oil oil - thinking it might be the same as olive oil.
////not that stupid, lots of accounts going back to herodotus of people doing the same.
 
2020-02-13 3:30:10 PM  

Rapmaster2000: JinxofSpades: Is there more to this story?  I'm not trying to defend this guy's word choices, but if this is the only thing, it's a bit of a stretch.  I really was expecting the words "those people" to show up in his quote somewhere.

But seriously, who gets in bench-clearing brawl with the audience?

Ron Artest?


That's Metta.
 
2020-02-13 3:30:28 PM  

GardenWeasel: SurfaceTension: You know, if people are acting out, perhaps it's in our best interests to find out what's troubling them and try to fix that. Seems a much better option than vilification and demanding they conform without question to some arbitrary set of behavioral standards.

How do you fix people whose "trouble" is that X should not exist?


Hey, it worked for the Nation of Islam.
 
2020-02-13 3:30:43 PM  

Action Replay Nick: If you're using the word "thugs" to describe, perhaps, mafia hitmen, private security personnel, or more generally, any kind of paid muscle whose purpose in a situation is to (potentially) engage in violence as a form of control, that's fair.

If you're using the word "thugs" to describe children, you're probably a brainwashed talk-radio racist.


Those "children" - and their coach - went into the stands and assaulted/beat the shiat out of/caused permanent and disfiguring damage to children.

so fark you and the sanctimonious horse you rode in on.
 
2020-02-13 3:31:10 PM  
This reminds me, I saw Gator a few months ago.  Jerry Reed was good at being menacing.  I didn't expect that.
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2020-02-13 3:32:30 PM  

RussianPotato: Society will crumble if you're not allowed to criticize an entire team that goes up into the stands and engages in a fight with spectators.  That is moronic, needlessly aggressive behavior.


What do you know? You're just a spud from a third world shiathole.
 
2020-02-13 3:33:17 PM  

Tailspin Tommy: stan unusual: Your governor moonlights as a HS basketball coach? WTF West Virginia?

Maybe you could hire a better class of people if the job was full time.

/ s

If mom and sister can be the same person, the governor being a basketball coach seems pretty reasonable.


So what do we call them? Attacking people in the stands....guh...

"People who are experiencing thuggish tendencies"
 
2020-02-13 3:34:20 PM  
Jesus farking Christ, yet another entry in the The "Liberal" Media Helped Elect President Sniveling Asshole show, episode whatthefarkever:

It wasn't a "thinly veiled racial slur," it was an all-the-way-naked racial slur. An actual racial slur, not an almost racial slur.

Racist white assholes in America today want credit for not referring to black people as ______________. They think they're being "nice" by ONLY saying "thugs."

But all their friends and family know what they really meant. And so do we.

So is it too much to farking ask that the goddam media stop pretending they don't know? To stop being polite when a racist asshole governor or celebrity or president says something farking racist? Just call it what it is: a racial slur. A racist statement. A racist policy. etc.
 
2020-02-13 3:36:34 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Jesus farking Christ, yet another entry in the The "Liberal" Media Helped Elect President Sniveling Asshole show, episode whatthefarkever:

It wasn't a "thinly veiled racial slur," it was an all-the-way-naked racial slur. An actual racial slur, not an almost racial slur.

Racist white assholes in America today want credit for not referring to black people as ______________. They think they're being "nice" by ONLY saying "thugs."

But all their friends and family know what they really meant. And so do we.

So is it too much to farking ask that the goddam media stop pretending they don't know? To stop being polite when a racist asshole governor or celebrity or president says something farking racist? Just call it what it is: a racial slur. A racist statement. A racist policy. etc.


You're the problem.  You're acting like calling a group of girls - and their coach - who go up into the stands and beat the shiat out of spectators, causing real physical pain and damage - "thugs," is worse than what those criminals did.
 
2020-02-13 3:36:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: This reminds me, I saw Gator a few months ago.  Jerry Reed was good at being menacing.  I didn't expect that.
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When you're raised in Pahokee, FL, you tend to have that kind of resting face.
 
2020-02-13 3:36:50 PM  
I believe him. Even though he is extremely racist, he didn't intend for that particular comment to be racist.
 
2020-02-13 3:38:09 PM  
I wonder what the inciting exchange was like.

Greenbrier parent: "Bro, get those N's off the court."
Woodrow coach: "Would you stop calling our students N's?!"
Parent: "Fark Off, N"
*Woodrow coach throws a punch
*all hell breaks loose
Jim Jordan: "Look at those damn thugs"

People have been strangely mum about that part of the fight.
 
2020-02-13 3:39:48 PM  

Shostie: Hooligans would probably be race neutral.

Or maybe scalawags.

Ne'er-do-wells?


Malcontents
 
2020-02-13 3:41:34 PM  

LarryDan43: I believe him. Even though he is extremely racist, he didn't intend for that particular comment to be racist.


Sure. Accidentally racist. LOL

Why do I think Dave Chappelle has a joke about this, or a skit on his show?
 
2020-02-13 3:41:38 PM  

RussianPotato: You're the problem.  You're acting like calling a group of girls - and their coach - who go up into the stands and beat the shiat out of spectators, causing real physical pain and damage - "thugs," is worse than what those criminals did.


No, nobody said that. Just because they committed a crime doesn't mean you get to call them n*****s either.
 
2020-02-13 3:43:00 PM  

RussianPotato: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Jesus farking Christ, yet another entry in the The "Liberal" Media Helped Elect President Sniveling Asshole show, episode whatthefarkever:

It wasn't a "thinly veiled racial slur," it was an all-the-way-naked racial slur. An actual racial slur, not an almost racial slur.

Racist white assholes in America today want credit for not referring to black people as ______________. They think they're being "nice" by ONLY saying "thugs."

But all their friends and family know what they really meant. And so do we.

So is it too much to farking ask that the goddam media stop pretending they don't know? To stop being polite when a racist asshole governor or celebrity or president says something farking racist? Just call it what it is: a racial slur. A racist statement. A racist policy. etc.

You're the problem.  You're acting like calling a group of girls - and their coach - who go up into the stands and beat the shiat out of spectators, causing real physical pain and damage - "thugs," is worse than what those criminals did.


How do you sleep in your car at night?
 
2020-02-13 3:43:14 PM  

misanthropicsob: I wonder what the inciting exchange was like.

Greenbrier parent: "Bro, get those N's off the court."
Woodrow coach: "Would you stop calling our students N's?!"
Parent: "Fark Off, N"
*Woodrow coach throws a punch
*all hell breaks loose
Jim Jordan: "Look at those damn thugs"

People have been strangely mum about that part of the fight.


It's only when a white guy starts firing or driving into a crowd that we're allowed to ask about what "provoked" them.
 
2020-02-13 3:47:16 PM  

RussianPotato: PirateKing: Shaggy_C: They are a bunch of Kali-worshipping murderers and thieves from 1830s India?

The British in India will be slaughtered. Then we will overrun the Moslems and force their "Allah" to bow to Kali. And then the Hebrew God will fall and finally the Christian God will be cast down and forgotten.

"Moslem" didn't come around until very late 1800s.  In the 1830s the Muslims were called Musselmen or Mosselmen.

/pretty cool book from the 1860s written by a Brit Diplomats wife.
//she was basically allowed into an ottoman royal wife/concubines harem to study the culture.
///stupid brit bastards ate oil - oil oil - thinking it might be the same as olive oil.
////not that stupid, lots of accounts going back to herodotus of people doing the same.


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2020-02-13 3:49:21 PM  

RussianPotato: PirateKing: Shaggy_C: They are a bunch of Kali-worshipping murderers and thieves from 1830s India?

The British in India will be slaughtered. Then we will overrun the Moslems and force their "Allah" to bow to Kali. And then the Hebrew God will fall and finally the Christian God will be cast down and forgotten.

"Moslem" didn't come around until very late 1800s.  In the 1830s the Muslims were called Musselmen or Mosselmen.

/pretty cool book from the 1860s written by a Brit Diplomats wife.
//she was basically allowed into an ottoman royal wife/concubines harem to study the culture.
///stupid brit bastards ate oil - oil oil - thinking it might be the same as olive oil.
////not that stupid, lots of accounts going back to herodotus of people doing the same.


Bali Mangthi Kali Ma.
Shakthi Degi Kali Ma.
Kali ma... Kali ma... Kali ma, shakthi deh!
 
2020-02-13 3:51:16 PM  
Calling somebody a thug, in and of itself, is not racist.

It becomes racist when you refer to a black person as a thug, but do not also refer to a white person as a thug who does the same thing that caused you to refer to the black person as a thug.
 
2020-02-13 3:52:46 PM  

UltimaCS: RussianPotato: You're the problem.  You're acting like calling a group of girls - and their coach - who go up into the stands and beat the shiat out of spectators, causing real physical pain and damage - "thugs," is worse than what those criminals did.

No, nobody said that. Just because they committed a crime doesn't mean you get to call them n*****s either.


But that's his fetish!
 
2020-02-13 4:01:03 PM  
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