Oct
13

Racism Is The New Black




Posted at 7:25 by D. Aristophanes

Did I miss something? Some Rubicon crossed, some tipping point? When did it become okay for mainstream* wingnuts to be straight-up, unapologetic racists?

It’s not that this sort of thing hasn’t been seen before — fr’example this — but for the most part, out-and-out racism, until very recently, has really not been a staple of more civilized rightblogger discourse**. It’s generally been left to obscure nutcases to be so uncouth as to compare the Obama administration to the Planet of the Apes.

But in the wake of Peacegate, or whatever we’re calling it, we’ve already had Red State’s Eric Erickson describe the award as ‘affirmative action’ … and now this:

tammybruce

Really? A coon? Is this where we’re at now? Because this sort of stuff isn’t coded speech, it’s not a dog whistle or faux-irony … it’s flat-out, no-apologies, bottom-of-the-barrel, peckerwood racism. Coming from a supposedly mainstream, ‘mugged-by-reality’ class of political commentator.

There’s nothing really funny about this to me … maybe I’ll have something better tomorrow.


*Some here may disagree, but my impression has been that American decorum of recent vintage suggests that while Stormfront commenters et. al. have been naked racists, your garden variety wingnutosphere regular at least pretends at a basic level of civility on matters of race.

**The caveat is the anti-Arab/Muslim racism which has been a stock-in-trade for some time on the Right.

373 Comments »

  1. Hoosier X said,

    October 13, 2009 at 7:34

    Obviously, the lefties pointing this out and calling it racist are the REAL racists. And, also, besides, there wouldn’t be so much racism if lefties didn’t make such a big deal out of stuff like this and get so sensitive about “alleged racism.” I mean, so what if you say Obama wants to grow watermelon on the White House lawn? You don’t have to be black to like watermelon. I mean, it’s just in those peoples’s genes to crave watermelon more and steal it, but it’s NOT racist to say it if it’s true. Also.

    So take that, libs! You got PWNED!

  2. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 7:38

    See, Hoosier, that’s kind of central to my point. It actually has been a bit of work to identify each incident of dog-whistle racism on the right — ‘I want my country back’ etc. But now it’s like they’re not even faking it at all. I think they’re douchebags regardless, but I’d actually rather live in a country where most people at least try to cloak their racism in public. This recent shit is pretty disturbing.

  3. Substance McGravitas said,

    October 13, 2009 at 7:45

    Jonah Goldberg defending Glenn Beck. Central to the point, as Goldberg can’t seem to figure out what sort of extremist he wouldn’t chuck out of the conservative window.

  4. Singlewide with a view said,

    October 13, 2009 at 7:45

    The caveat is the anti-Arab/Muslim racism which has been a stock-in-trade for some time on the Right.

    A little from column A, a little from column B.

  5. Substance McGravitas said,

    October 13, 2009 at 7:46

    (I should give mikey some credit for that distillation.)

  6. M. Bouffant said,

    October 13, 2009 at 7:49

    Ms. Bruce is really a bit beyond the mainstream. The gun in her hand on her web log is kind of a give-away.

    But you have to listen to her to get the full effect. I can only assume that the shrill stridency she spews has the same effect on me that Hillary Clinton allegedly does on the right.

    In addition: What? No hat tip? Not even a fin under the table?

  7. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 7:54

    Aww, shit, M. Bouffant – you’re right, all props go to you for unearthing that tidbit. Sorry ’bout that … I got to teh blogging and teh linking and teh posting, and I forgot where it actually came from.

  8. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 7:58

    Anyway, Tammy Bruce is a nationally syndicated radio host. She’s not some obscure lecturer a la the Planet of the Apes guy. She’s fairly mainstream, I think.

  9. M. Bouffant said,

    October 13, 2009 at 7:59

    Better to have the racism out in the open, innit? Makes them look bad, lets us know who’s who.

    The best way to marginalize right-wingery is to let it loose. Since we’ve sort of gotten to the point that politicians & the like have to “cloak their racism in public,” why not let the less-”PC” expose themselves as themselves, right there in public.

  10. Smut Clyde said,

    October 13, 2009 at 7:59

    Goldberg can’t seem to figure out what sort of extremist he wouldn’t chuck out of the conservative window.

    Like Chekov said, if you show an Overton window in the first act, you had better have a defenestration in the third act.

  11. Sporkey said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:03

    You do realize, that bringing up the word, “race”, you are in fact a liberal racist, because no one would otherwise figure out that “Watermelon + fried chicken = black people”. Only liberals and black people, who are far too liberal and insist on “PC”-ness and see this so-called “racism” where it does not exist, because white people eat watermelon and fried chicken. But not like dark – oops, I mean “more melanin enhanced people”. The less melanin enhanced people eat chicken and watermelon in a far more dignified way.

    And if you weren’t such a liberal and/or a melanin enhanced individual or sexual partner of one, then you would see the proper logic in the argument. Because only non-melanin enhanced people can see logic. Or something.

    ‘Scuse me while I go shower.

  12. M. Bouffant said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:04

    Hey, no problem. Not that I necessarily would’ve been the source, but thnaks! [sic, 'cause it's funnier then "teh."] My pleasure!

  13. M. Bouffant said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:18

    As far as Bruce goes, I think she’s a nationally available if you want to pay for it Internet radio host. She does broadcast her spew over the Southland Sats. from 1600-1900 on KABC, where I’ve had the misfortune to hear her when tuning in for Dodger games.

  14. M. Bouffant said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:22

    Poor Tammy doesn’t seem to be on the real radio on KABC any more. No wonder she’s so angry at Obama.

  15. EJ said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:25

    She does, I believe, have a pet raccoon that she mentions from time to time – so maybe, just maybe, she just grabbed what she thought was a cute picture out of her camera without thinking about the implications.

    I realize that’s giving her a huge and probably undeserved level of benefit of the doubt.

  16. Newbie McNoob said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:27

    If the pic of the raccoon doesn’t stand for “coon”, then the whole thing makes even less sense.

    Which is a possibility I can never completely dismiss, now that I think about it.

  17. Newbie McNoob said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:34

    Poor Tammy doesn’t seem to be on the real radio on KABC any more. No wonder she’s so angry at Obama.

    Is Hal Turner’s spot still vacant?

  18. EJ said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:38

    The problem with today’s wingnuts is it’s really hard to tell the difference between 1) clueless and slightly insane or 2) huge racist. Not that those are mutually exclusive categories.

  19. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:41

    so maybe, just maybe, she just grabbed what she thought was a cute picture out of her camera without thinking about the implications

    Then she’s a total moron. Whatever … I’m sick of giving these things ‘the benefit of the doubt’ … and it’s been three days since she posted that without realizing ‘the implications’, so screw her.

  20. M. Bouffant said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:50

    KERNERS ARE GO!! There seems to be a stuffed animal (taxidermy, not a Steiff or whatever) in the background of the ‘coon photo. Is the foreground subject stuffed as well?

  21. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:52

    Like Chekov said, if you show an Overton window in the first act, you had better have a defenestration in the third act.

    The Defenestration of Progs? ‘Cause that happened a long time ago.

  22. Smut Clyde said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:54

    P00P.

  23. Smut Clyde said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:55

    P00P to WP.
    http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/12/digging-through-baby.html

  24. M. Bouffant said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:55

    Just a pet raccoon: I am such an innocent, & sucker for cute animal pix, that I literally passed the photo two or three times looking for textual offense before doing the head-slap & noting: “Cheesis K. Rist, that’s not just a cute animal, it’s a RACCOON!! What the hell?”

    Say, how long has she had her pet, anyway?

  25. M. Bouffant said,

    October 13, 2009 at 8:58

    Boing Boing guestblogger Connie Choe is a health and culture writer by day and a professional kimchimonger by night.

    I will not eat Connie Choe’s kimchi.

  26. Smut Clyde said,

    October 13, 2009 at 9:26

    A friend of mine had a project a while ago to develop a standard set of colour samples that could be used to describe the colour of a baby’s poop.
    People soon learned not to ask him at parties, “What are you working on at the moment?”

  27. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    October 13, 2009 at 9:29

    So what’s the color if they’ve been eating kimchi? My curiosity is purely theoretical, of course.

  28. Smut Clyde said,

    October 13, 2009 at 9:42

    Someone with an interest in colour perception needs to run a twin study on that.

  29. scythia said,

    October 13, 2009 at 9:58

    I’d actually rather live in a country where most people at least try to cloak their racism in public.

    As long as we’ve got the numbers, I say let ‘em show. Agree w/ M. Bouffant.

  30. Paul Prudhomme said,

    October 13, 2009 at 9:59

    You have to fucking pay to post on that bitch’s cuntblog? Fuck that noise.

  31. Jody said,

    October 13, 2009 at 10:03

    …nobody’s even commented on the fact it’s eating out of a CRACKER Jack box.

    You disappoint me, Sadlies.

  32. Dr Zen said,

    October 13, 2009 at 10:11

    The whole “liberals are extremists too” gets me. Michael Moore says corporations exploit the poor and health insurance companies let people die rather than pay for their treatment. Mr Goldberg might not agree with that, but it’s not wholly untenable, and in fact is a fairly mainstream view. Glenn Beck says that Obama is a fascist who has set up concentration camps for conservatives. Hello?

  33. Mentis Fugit said,

    October 13, 2009 at 11:29

    A friend of mine had a project a while ago to develop a standard set of colour samples that could be used to describe the colour of a baby’s poop.

    What, no love for Karitane Yellow?

  34. Looch said,

    October 13, 2009 at 12:39

    M. Bouffant has a comment on the last post linking to a list of questions sent to local Republican officials asking them a series of questions, including some on race. It’s interesting how many maintain race is no longer an issue in this country. Maybe someone should send them the “Coon in the Cracker Jack box” photo and see how many find it to be merely “cute.”

    Hey, I say let ‘em let their freak flags fly. Let’s get this shit out and in the open. Harder to deny that way.

  35. Smut Clyde said,

    October 13, 2009 at 12:46

    What, no love for Karitane Yellow?
    The subject has been touched upon.

  36. Steve said,

    October 13, 2009 at 13:22

    Just to play devil’s advocate here:

    Just prior to that post, Bruce posted a bit about how the new prize in a box of Cracker Jacks was the….Nobel Peace Prize. Seems to me that this post was a followup to that one as she found a pic she had of the raccoon that hangs out on her porch.

    Might be reading a bit too much into this one I’m afraid…

  37. Lisa said,

    October 13, 2009 at 13:36

    You have to fucking pay to post on that bitch’s cuntblog? Fuck that noise.

    LMAO!!!!!!!

  38. Looch said,

    October 13, 2009 at 13:37

    Might be reading a bit too much into this one I’m afraid…

    Mebbe. Just mebbe. But I would also say that Tammy may have been reading too little into the image. “Insensitivity” (or cluelessness) is the best defense she has to this, and that is asking for a huge benefit of the doubt. What kind of national dialogue exists that would allow her to post this without thinking twice?

  39. ice9 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 13:39

    Yeah, steve, I’m sad too but I don’t think this is racism. The raccoon found a prize in the box, and it was the nobel peace prize. Part of the problem with racism is intent–it is you must admit a broad idea. It was Shirley Chisholm I think who said something like this–”The worst thing is I like watermelon.” I’ll give that woman credit for setting up a double-entendre against the new meme. The snap has enough credibility as a stand-alone joke that it is deniably un-racist. A quadruple negative.

    Have you noticed that the people who are mostly racist are the ones who are themselves safe from bigotry? Dang it.

    ice9

  40. JThompson said,

    October 13, 2009 at 13:48

    So what happened to the non-pologies? Aren’t right wingers doing those anymore? You know, the old “I’m sorry you’re offended and couldn’t see that I didn’t mean it that way.”. Did they stop doing those in favor of the “You’re a racist for assuming I’m a racist for using a racial slur because only a racist would’ve taken it that way and clearly I’m not a racist so I didn’t know racists would think a racial slur was racism and you’re all fascists. Communism!” argument?

    I’m long past giving these people the benefit of the doubt. Someone needs to tell them that barely hiding things so they can deny the context only works the first couple times at best. They’re not fooling anyone but themselves. It really doesn’t help that their target audience is so stupid the veil has to be that thin or it’ll never be spotted.

  41. Michael G. said,

    October 13, 2009 at 14:12

    @Dr Zen,

    I think the Overton window has shifted less than people hoped. Insane things are a-okay on the right, while inconvenient truths from the left must be shut out.

  42. Egypt Steve said,

    October 13, 2009 at 14:14

    Anyone who doesn’t think this is racism is a moron. “Coon” has been a racist slur since the 19th century, at least.

    Here’s the earliest citation from the Oxford English Dictionary (1862):

    Songs for the Times 3: Play up, Pomp, you yaller coon.

    And here’s one from 1948:

    Chicago Defender 23 Oct. 7/2: A lot of us are referred to as ‘nigger’, ‘coon’, ‘darky’, etc., right to our faces.

    So, no excuses. Bitch knew what she was doing. Period.

    As to whether Tammy Bruce is a “mainstream” wingnut … I dunno, never heard of her ’til you posted this link. Hopefully, I will forget about her completely now.

  43. M. Bouffant said,

    October 13, 2009 at 14:14

    people who are mostly racist are the ones who are themselves safe from bigotry?

    They got the most to lose if bigotry against not-them fades away.

  44. Ted the Slacker said,

    October 13, 2009 at 14:40

    At best, this is, to use a term I dislike, “racially insensitive”.

    Other question for me is if we assume that there was no racist motivation behind the the post, does anyone understand the punchline? All the comments are like LOL ROFL **high-five** golf-clap, and I fell like I’m watching a Buster Keaton film blind-folded.

  45. kate said,

    October 13, 2009 at 14:54

    I say let it all hang out. I’m sick and damn tired of arguing with well intentioned liberal white folks about the seriousness and pervailing presence of racism in our culture.

    I’m also sick and tired of arguing with wingnuts and their ignorant sympathizers and enablers who wish to deny that racism is an issue in this country simply because they have the Golden Token — an African American president.

    Let it all hang out, every dripping, ugly piece of it. This country, in particular white people, need to hash out race and how its construct has been so central to our social and economic system for the last two hundred years.

    And yes, Peckerwoods. Call them out for what they are.

  46. jimmiraybob said,

    October 13, 2009 at 14:58

    Jan 20, 2009. Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president, a line was drawn, the Rubicon crossed, a new day dawned, and the horses are out of the gate, the movement conservatives elect to kick off, Boss Limbaugh turns amp to 11, hoods removed from closet and dusted off, no time to lose, War of Northern Aggression II a done deal, …….

  47. Avidbuff said,

    October 13, 2009 at 14:59

    Did anyone bother to read her biography or her blog before they embraced their inner bigot? Tammy is not a conservative, she has rejected party affiliation. Given the rabid mudslinging and hysteria that has taken over both wings of the political spectrum it’s easy to see why.

    Sometimes a raccoon is just a raccoon.

  48. Lesley said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:02

    Is Tammy Bruce Ann Coulter’s brunette sister? They should get together and make incestuous hate porn for the Republican pervs they so admire.

  49. Paul Prudhomme said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:06

    It’s the President’s fault. If he hadn’t been born a nigger, they wouldn’t have to keep comparing him to a raccoon eating from a box of Crackerjacks. Not that there is any possible way that could be racist and anyway Tammy Bruce isn’t even conservative because she doesn’t identify as a Republican and as we all know party affiliation is more important than the things you say and do.

  50. Scott said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:07

    Yeah, I’m all in favor of racists letting their racist freakflag fly. Better that they’re out and public than hiding and fucking things up where no one is watching them.

    I hate the “racism is over” bull that you hear from people who aren’t paying attention — out-and-proud racists infecting the public discourse is the only way to get people to realize that racism isn’t over yet.

  51. Scott said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:15

    And don’tcha love the racism apologists who keep showing up after every new bigot eruption?

    “Oh, watermelons aren’t racist! It’s just a kind of fruit! Lots of people eat watermelons! Fried chicken is racist? Why, that’s the first I’ve ever heard of it! White southerners who refer to the black president as ‘boy’ aren’t racists — ‘boy’ just means someone who’s younger than you! Raccoons are racist symbols? Only if you’re the real racist! Stormfront is no more racist than, say, the NAACP — and you know what racists the NAACP are!”

  52. Lesley said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:16

    Did anyone bother to read her biography or her blog before they embraced their inner bigot? Tammy is not a conservative, she has rejected party affiliation.

    Sometimes a raccoon is just a raccoon.

    Sadly Not in this case.

    Tammy’s Twitter site, her blog, and her books reveal her to be yet another rabid wingnut. Just because she calls herself an “independent conservative” doesn’t mean she’s not a hate-mongering ho for the right..

  53. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:18

    more civilized rightblogger discourse

    DA?

    There’s your confusion right there.

  54. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:20

    And dat coon be eating co’n! Land sakes alive, but dat dere is wun good coon!

  55. mmy said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:24

    The raccoon found a prize in the box, and it was the nobel peace prize.

    Look, before we get too caught up in arguments like this, remember: You could stage that photo with just about any kind of stuffed animal you could imagine. If it were, say, a Mickey Mouse doll, I would actually give her credit for making a decent funny.

    But no. It’s a fucking coon joke. And you better believe her commenters know damn well that it is. There should be no qualifiers on this sort of thing.

  56. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:35

    I say let it all hang out. I’m sick and damn tired of arguing with well intentioned liberal white folks about the seriousness and pervailing presence of racism in our culture.

    Agreed. Even if, against all odds, this grown-ass fucking woman didn’t know that “coon” was a racial slur, she’s still fucking ignorant and should be mocked mercilessly. When it’s that fucking blatant, I don’t give a shit if it’s intentionally racist or not. Both circumstances demonstrate a basic lack of respect and an astounding amount of privilege and ignorance. It also gives these assholes something to hide behind the next time they are jaw-droppingly racist.

  57. Binkyboy said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:39

    Here is another:
    http://www.claytoncramer.com/weblog/2009_10_04_archive.html#1733951171715740247

  58. gocart mozart said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:39

    “nobody’s even commented on the fact it’s eating out of a CRACKER Jack box.”

    You beat me to it Jody.

    The Coon is eliminating all the CRACKER Jacks in the FEMA like death camp of his digestive system.

  59. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:42

    I’m going to be a little bit counter-intuitive and go the realpolitik route — thing is, there’s always going to be racists. At least until the AI singularity or whatever. So when I said I’d rather live in a society where people at least cloak their racism in public, what I mean is that maybe the best we can hope for in our lifetime is that the public sphere imposes a severe penalty on expressions of racism. Of the sort that Imus got a few years back for his ‘nappy headed hoes’ thing.

    You can’t force the Imuses of the world to not be racist scumbags. You can ‘hash it out’ and all that, but you can’t make them not racist if that’s just how they roll. And all the hashing out of this stuff is great, especially for each ensuing generation that is hopefully a bit less infected by racism than the last, but there are still going to racists.

    Actual acts of hate and institutional racism aside (those should obviously be dealt with by direct counter-action), when it comes to speech, what you can do is have a public square that collectively penalizes the racist. Shuns them, makes it impossible for them to have a soap box, etc. What’s worrying to me is that this public countermeasure to racism seems to be eroding in the wake of Obama’s election and the wingnut freakout against it.

    These people are testing the boundaries, sort of like children, and in this hyper-partisan, recessionary climate, they’re finding they can get away with more overt racism in public than they have in years. Or to put it another way, the crackers are getting uppity.

  60. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:43

    The Coon is eliminating all the CRACKER Jacks in the FEMA like death camp of his digestive system.
    Before you go cheering too much (I’m sure ConnieKimchi will get a kick outta this) ‘coon p00p is dangerous shit.

  61. Woody Tobias Jr said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:43

    I’m not willing to play the “reasonable game”, namely giving the benefit of the doubt to her, overrationaling every possible intent of the insult. Its a bigoted slight, she knows it, and she deliberately did it to raise her profile in Wingnuttia. Nobody gives a shit about her “biography” and whether she claims party affiliation. “…rabid mudslinging” is cute considering wild raccoons are common carriers of rabies. Sometimes, a piece of shit will say anything, and then lie about they really meant when it blows back in their faces. Tammy has had stuff blown back in her face many times.

  62. Scott said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:47

    Tammy has had stuff blown back in her face many times.

    He said it, not me.

    I just repeated it.

    In italics.

    While laughing.

    Crudely.

  63. Anthony said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:50

    Did anyone post this excellent line from the comments

    “(I’ve had broken bones, fevers, flu’s and I’m HIV+, but I’ve never felt as sick in heart and soul as I did this morning awaking to the news that many couragious people in history had in a secret vote in Oslo, been reduced to common; as this bauble to Obama has ranked them. {If you get my drift}.)”

  64. Substance McGravitas said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:51

    Pastor Swank?

  65. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:51

    What’s worrying to me is that this public countermeasure to racism seems to be eroding in the wake of Obama’s election and the wingnut freakout against it.

    Yup. When “liberal bias government propaganda” NPR quotes a teabagger saying, in reference to our black president, “We’re just calling a spade a spade” WITHOUT FUCKING COMMENT, there is a serious problem with confronting racism in this country. The white people who have the power to call this shit out aren’t doing it and it’s dangerous.

  66. gocart mozart said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:51

    I corrected my accidental slur of renowned 1st Am attorney Floyd Abrams on the previous thread. Floyd Brown is the fucktard obviously. Again, my sincerest apology to Mr. Abrams and go fuck yourself again Mr Floyd Brown.

  67. J Neo Marvin said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:53

    It’s just like that dead chimp cartoon a few months back. There’s plenty of plausible deniability for them to throw back against the racism charge, but take away the racism and the joke makes no sense whatsoever.

  68. Willy said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:54

    Ask Fuzzy Zoeller if mentioning fried chicken wrt a person of color is considered a racist comment.

  69. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:58

    Apparently, Patterico has leapt to Tammy’s defense.

  70. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:58

    dear lord, you people are insane.

    She posts a pic of her pet raccon – and you see – Black Man!

    So, whose the actual racist in this situation?

  71. Woodrowfan said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:59

    Anyone who doesn’t think this is racism is a moron. “Coon” has been a racist slur since the 19th century, at least.

    True that. And jokes from the period played on the double-meaning of the word to mean either a animal or a person.

    Anybody who doesn’t think it’s racist is welcome to go up to some young men in certain urban neighborhoods, call them “coons” and see how far they get explaining that they meant that they remind them of a cute lil guy like in the photo…

  72. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:02

    *Anybody who doesn’t think it’s racist is welcome to go up to some young men in certain urban neighborhoods, call them “coons” and see how far they get explaining that they meant that they remind them of a cute lil guy like in the photo…*

    Yes… for then it would be racist.

    It’s just the same as if you go to Montreal, and directly call someone a `frog’. But if you put a picture of your pet frog up on the Internet, only idiots would think this is directed toward French-Canadians…

    Speaking of which…

  73. J Neo Marvin said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:03

    dear lord, you people are insane.

    No, we just know a “wink, wink, nudge, nudge” when we see one.

  74. Woodrowfan said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:04

    OMG! She posts a photo of an animal who’s name was (and in some areas still is) a common racist term used to describe blacks and uses it to refer to a a recent news story centering on a black man and we think it’s racist! Wow! we are kooks!

  75. Woodrowfan said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:05

    It’s just the same as if you go to Montreal, and directly call someone a `frog’. But if you put a picture of your pet frog up on the Internet, only idiots would think this is directed toward French-Canadians…

    If the caption also referred to a story about a French-Canadian, yes it would be an insulting reference. God but you’re a dim bulb…

  76. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:06

    *No, we just know a “wink, wink, nudge, nudge” when we see one.*

    Yes, Neo, I’m sure you see plenty of `wink, wink, nudge, nudge,’ when no winks or nudges are there.

    Like every time you go out to a bar, for instance.

  77. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:07

    Apparently, Patterico has leapt to Tammy’s defense.

    Well, that there is a ringing endorsement.

  78. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:08

    *God but you’re a dim bulb…*

    some projection, there, obviously, a bit of `wink, wink, nudge, nudge’

    *If the caption also referred to a story about a French-Canadian, yes it would be an insulting reference.*

    It would be, I’m sure, to you – but then again, you seem to see `wink, wink, nudge, nudge’ everywhere you look.

  79. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:08

    DA, I disagree.

    We have, in fact, in the past eliminated some forms of bigotry. It took a lot of work, and ultimately it came down to the utter shaming of the bigots.

    I refer, of course, to the institution of lynching witches.

    She posts a pic of her pet raccon – and you see – Black Man!

    So, whose the actual racist in this situation?

    Tammy, for keeping a coon-slave.

  80. J Neo Marvin said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:08

    I’m sure I’m supposed to be insulted by that. If only it made the slightest bit of sense.

  81. MzNicky said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:09

    Hey, I say let ‘em let their freak flags fly. Let’s get this shit out and in the open. Harder to deny that way.

    Looch: I agree. The up-front racism of the tards down here in Stupidistan, TN, is more open and uglier than ever — and I’ve been delighted more than a few times to see the immediate outpouring of condemnation from fellow Suthreners that often results.

    So yeah: Get that shit all out in the open, you racist fucks. I love seeing your bafflement when it slowly dawns on you that most folks (I do think it’s most) are getting really fed up with your tardery.

  82. tigrismus said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:09

    But if you put a picture of your pet frog up on the Internet, only idiots would think this is directed toward French-Canadians…

    A picture of your pet frog behind bars after posting several times on Lise Thibault would be a nearer analogy.

  83. Ted the Slacker said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:10

    Aha, the “Pets do the Funniest Things” defense.

    Still, no explanation of why anyone other than a racist might find this funny.

  84. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:12

    *If the caption also referred to a story about a French-Canadian, yes it would be an insulting reference.*

    It would be, I’m sure, to you – but then again, you seem to see `wink, wink, nudge, nudge’ everywhere you look.

    That’s easy for you to say, you live in Ottawa. Maybe if you tried that lame joke out on some Montrealers, you might think differently.

  85. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:13

    Aha, the “Pets do the Funniest Things” defense.

    Who the fuck has a raccoon as a pet, anyway? I hope the bitch gets rabies.

  86. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:13

    *A picture of your pet frog behind bars after posting several times on Lise Thibault would be a nearer analogy.*

    but of course, Quebecker, only you and I know who `Lise Thibault’ is on this forum… which is just as much of a fraud in its McCarthyite, phoney outrage as thibault was…

  87. tigrismus said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:14

    It would be, I’m sure, to you

    So wait, we’ve moved beyond “only an idiot would think it referred to a certain group” to “even if it clearly referred to a certain group, the real racist is the one who recognizes the reference”? Riiiight.

  88. Aman Anon said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:14

    You know what else was racist? Where the Red Fern Grows.

    All those black people being hunted down by that wicked boy and his vicious dogs… makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it…

  89. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:14

    *That’s easy for you to say, you live in Ottawa. Maybe if you tried that lame joke out on some Montrealers, you might think differently.*

    Sorry, ignoramus, plenty of French-Cdns. in Ottawa. Some of them are my friends and neighbours.

  90. Steerpike said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:15

    One of the things that has worked to break down the social taboo against public expressions of racism, I think, is the backlash against “Political Correctness”, or “PC”. I This started in the mid-’80′s, when the children of baby boomers began to move into the adulthood, and rebelled against their parents’ morals, just as each generation does. It became hip to reject “PC” (that is, polite) sensibilities, and blurt out anything that was shocking or offensive, and then, when someone is offended, to mock them for being hung up on political correctness.

    So now, 20 years later, you can publsih crude jokes and images of “coons”, or “Nappy-headed ho’s” or “jungle bunnies”, and if anyone is offended, you get to say, “hey, it was a joke! Don’t be so PC!”

  91. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:15

    Lise Thibault?

    You mean Chretien’s little tootsy and first female viceroy in Canada?

    A token women, in other words?

  92. tigrismus said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:16

    I’m in Mass and had to Google a Quebec leader, but thanks for sidestepping.

  93. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:16

    *only an idiot would think it referred to a certain group*

    no: only a racist who thought of `black man’ when seeing a racoon.

    “even if it clearly referred to a certain group, the real racist is the one who recognizes the reference”

    yup – just like the fundamentalists who fulminate about the `homersexual agenda’ and then get caught foot-tapping.

    It’s called `projection’. Maybe you should take the time to educate yourself about it.

  94. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:16

    Sorry, ignoramus, plenty of French-Cdns. in Ottawa.

    Yup. Plenty of Jews live in Alabama, hear the jokes about Christ Killers all the time, but don’t speak up for fear of being outted.

    Nice try, bigot. Next?

  95. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:17

    but of course, Quebecker, only you and I know who `Lise Thibault’ is on this forum

    We do have Google in the U.S., you know. We’re not completely backwards.

  96. Rusty Shackleford said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:17

    Bad kitty! That’s MY jack!

  97. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:17

    *Who the fuck has a raccoon as a pet, anyway? I hope the bitch gets rabies.*

    Yeah, here’s the `civil’ Dummycrat discourse on display.

  98. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:18

    *We do have Google in the U.S., you know. We’re not completely backwards.*

    Yeah, you are that backward even tho. you have google.

    Take a look at this mesage board for example… real forward thunking ‘ere. You see a raccoon and you automatically think, `black man’!

  99. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:18

    Well, after all, Ottawa is about as sexy as, sayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, Dubuque, Iowa, so its no wonder little Glennie here is as outraged about our discovery as he is: He has nothing better to do and all the time in the world to do it!

  100. Neo said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:19

    Get some professional help before you have a stroke.

  101. AIMAI said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:19

    I agree with Paul Prudhomme up above:

    #

    Paul Prudhomme said,

    October 13, 2009 at 15:06

    It’s the President’s fault. If he hadn’t been born a nigger, they wouldn’t have to keep comparing him to a raccoon eating from a box of Crackerjacks.

    That’s basically what they think. They have a language to describe “what is” and its obvious that Obama is what he is. So, how can it be racist to call him that–visually or in any other way–everyone knows that “racist” means “with evil intent” or “stuff other people do” or “illogical bigotry.” Well–there’s nothing illogical about it! The guy’s black! Black people can be called coons! Its just a word, people! God, next you liberals will be arguing that when I say “I dropped the apple” that I was approving of gravity! I’m just calling it like it is. /bruce off.

    aimai

  102. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:20

    Yeah, here’s the `civil’ Dummycrat discourse on display.

    Ooooh, “dummycrat”? Ouch. And I don’t recall making any proclamations that I engage in civil discourse, especially with blatant racists who are stupid enough to keep wild animals as “pets.”

  103. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:20

    Is it true, Glennie, you guys don’t hold Christmas pageants?

    …not because you’re PC, but because you can’t find three wise men and a virgin….

  104. St. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:20

    R.B.G.

    Are you saying that Tammy Bruce’s racoon photo about the travesty of Nobel Prizes getting handed out to just anybody, doesn’t have anything to do with Obama? Or are you saying that the photo actually does refer to the Obama Peace Prize as ridiculously stupid – but the fact that she chose a ‘coon has nothing to do with race.

    ‘Cause they are both pretty weak ass arguments.

  105. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:21

    *Well, after all, Ottawa is about as sexy as, sayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, Dubuque, Iowa, so its no wonder little Glennie here is as outraged about our discovery as he is: He has nothing better to do and all the time in the world to do it!*

    You’ve been to Ottawa then, or are you just talking out of your a$$ as per usual?

    Again projection; nothing better to do and all the time in the world to do it!

  106. tigrismus said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:22

    She used a picture of a raccoon to portray a black man, the viewers’ knowledge of well over a century’s use of that term as a pejorative doesn’t make them racists guilty of projection, no matter how many times you claim it does.

  107. MzNicky said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:22

    Also: A raccoon as a PET? My ass. Those things are undomesticated, nasty, rabies-carrying vicious little beasts, and besides which IT IS ILLEGAL TO HAVE AS PETS in most states. So as I said, my ass.

    Side note on the “coon” thing, if no one else has mentioned it: This is why huntin’ dawgs down South are still often called “coon dogs.” cuz they’re so good at treein’ raccoons, and hunting down other living things, like Nigras.

  108. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:23

    You’ve been to Ottawa then, or are you just talking out of your a$$ as per usual?

    Again projection; nothing better to do and all the time in the world to do it!

    Nope. Descriptive. Look at how much time you’re spending defending something you know nothing about: American culture.

  109. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:24

    As for being to Ottawa, I spent a week there one day.

  110. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:24

    @ St.-Geek and Lord Dweeb -

    *Are you saying that Tammy Bruce’s racoon photo about the travesty of Nobel Prizes getting handed out to just anybody, doesn’t have anything to do with Obama? Or are you saying that the photo actually does refer to the Obama Peace Prize as ridiculously stupid – but the fact that she chose a ‘coon has nothing to do with race.

    ‘Cause they are both pretty weak ass arguments.*

    Weak-ass arguments are evidently your specialty; comes from being an ass, I guess (good – I can write `ass’ without being deleted, I’ll get plenty of practice here).

    Not that it matters, because it is evident here that no one has any concept of `getting all the facts’, or `due process’ or `not acting like a McCarthyite and smearing your opponents’… but you know, should you find out the finds, adhere to process and not behave like a mccarthyite before you make accusations.

    I mean, maybe emailing Tammy to get… what is it called again? Oh yeah: her side of the story, fairness in all that.

    I heard Americans used to believe in that…

  111. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:25

    *Nope. Descriptive. Look at how much time you’re spending defending something you know nothing about: American culture.*

    Evidently, you’re spending the same amount of time and have nothing to do too: hence, projection.

  112. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:26

    *As for being to Ottawa, I spent a week there one day.*

    And Ottawans, I’m sure, felt like your day was a month.

  113. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:27

    Evidently, you’re spending the same amount of time and have nothing to do too: hence, projection.

    As an American, I have a lot more knowledge of American culture than you have of American culture. A Canadian judging how Americans view a photo of a coon is almost as funny as the town clock in Ottawa that no one fixes because it’s right twice a day.

  114. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:27

    *…I don’t recall making any proclamations that I engage in civil discourse…*

    that’s very evident.

  115. Steerpike said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:27

    Oh, for FSM sake, can somebody please spritz some Troll-B-Gon in here? Why is anyone engaging this dense brick of compressed horseshit?

  116. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:27

    *As for being to Ottawa, I spent a week there one day.*

    And Ottawans, I’m sure, felt like your day was a month.

    You folks are slow, tis true.

  117. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:28

    Maybe. I. Should. Type. Slower. So. You. Can. Keep. Up?

  118. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:28

    *yawn* This one is getting boring. Please take him away.

  119. g said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:29

    Bloviation is quite a fine talent of yours, Mr.Glennie. I applaud all the hard work and time you’ve put in on it..

  120. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:30

    *As an American, I have a lot more knowledge of American culture than you have of American culture. A Canadian judging how Americans view a photo of a coon is almost as funny as the town clock in Ottawa that no one fixes because it’s right twice a day.*

    More talkin’ out of yer ass, there buddy.

    An English-Cdn is at least as conversant in American culture as any American; I may not like it, but that’s the way it is.

    And, I’m pretty certain that I am more conversant than you about ALL CULTURES, American, Cnd, French, Scottish, German, Chinese…

    Also, it’s evident you’ve never been to Ottawa, for a week, day or month: there is no `town clock’; if you’re referring to the Peace Tower it’s always been functional.

  121. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:31

    *Bloviation is quite a fine talent of yours, Mr.Glennie. I applaud all the hard work and time you’ve put in on it..*

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t come near the bloviation – along with all the labour and time that you losers have put into it.

  122. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:32

    An English-Cdn is at least as conversant in American culture as any American; I may not like it, but that’s the way it is.

    And yet you miss the significance of a coon. Intriguing.

  123. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:32

    *You folks are slow, tis true.*

    But compared to you, we move at light speed.

  124. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:32

    Also, it’s evident you’ve never been to Ottawa, for a week, day or month: there is no `town clock’; if you’re referring to the Peace Tower it’s always been functional

    Wow. Did they let you ride on the long bus to school this morning, or would your helmet have caused a stir?

  125. g said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:32

    maybe emailing Tammy to get… what is it called again? Oh yeah: her side of the story,

    Dear Tammy Bruce,

    I was just curious, Ms. Bruce, were you deliberately using that picture of a raccoon to associate that image with President Obama? Or were you free-associating with a picture of your dear little pet, as a certain Mr. R. B. Glennie, who admires you very much, believes? Do you raise feral animals, as Mr. Glennie claims, and feed them junk food?

    I await your response.

    Best regards,

    g

  126. Steerpike said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:32

    Boring Canadian troll is boring.

    Find a new one, clean her up and bring her to my tent.

  127. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:33

    Steer, you have a point: his troll-fu is weak.

  128. g said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:33

    *You folks are slow, tis true.*

    But compared to you, we move at light speed.

    Oh, snap!! “I know what you are, but what am I?”

  129. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:33

    Not that it matters, because it is evident here that no one has any concept of `getting all the facts’, or `due process’ or `not acting like a McCarthyite and smearing your opponents’ …

    When did the blogosphere turn into a court of law? Maybe you can start up a defense fund for Tammy and her pet raccoon. Warning: I hear the retard set is pretty tapped out defending Hannah Giles, so good luck.

  130. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:33

    *And yet you miss the significance of a coon. Intriguing.*

    There’s no `significance’, other than your own projection, out-of-work actor211112.

    Even more intringuing.

  131. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:33

    Boring Canadian troll is boring.

    Also, terribly literal.

  132. Anthony said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:34

    “What? They gave the Nobel Peace Prize to our Black President? Next thing you know they’ll start giving it to coons!”

    NOT RACIST

  133. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:34

    Oh, poor RB…digging up ancient and inaccurate “information” about me….cyberstalking will get you nowhere, Glen-bo…if you want me, you have to woo me.

  134. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:35

    *When did the blogosphere turn into a court of law? Maybe you can start up a defense fund for Tammy and her pet raccoon. Warning: I hear the retard set is pretty tapped out defending Hannah Giles, so good luck.*

    For starters: Hannah giles needs no defence. Why would you attack her? Oh yeah, she’s a woman who doesn’t agree with you, I forgot.

    As for the blogoshere not being a court of law – yup, you digital vigilantes have proven than good and true..

  135. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:35

    I wonder if ol’ Tammy has a pet Sambo, too?

  136. Euripides said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:35

    Stewart Lee 41st Best Stand-Up ever

    You can’t even write racial abuse in excrement on someones car, without the Politically Correct brigade jumping down your throat.

    … the Conservative Party won a bye-election in Birmingham, and they sent out little kids with leaflets that said,”If you want a nigger for a neighbour, vote Liberal or Labour” and If Political Correctness has achieved one thing, it’s to make the Conservative Party cloak its inherent racism behind more creative language!

  137. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:36

    I can almost guarantee she raises watermelons in her bra.

  138. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:37

    *Oh, poor RB…digging up ancient and inaccurate “information” about me….cyberstalking will get you nowhere, Glen-bo…if you want me, you have to woo me.*

    More projection, out-of-work.

    After all, YOU went and looked at my profile. As for me, I don’t give a sh!t about you other than as bait.

    And good bait you folks are. It’s lifted me out of my torpor for living in such an unexciting town as Ottawa, Ontario…

  139. Anthony said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:38

    What’s wrong with feeding my pet monkey watermelon? He likes the way it tastes!

  140. g said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:38

    acting like a McCarthyite and smearing your opponents’

    You know, the self-important drama of these assholes is really amusing. Hey, Mr. Glennie, you know what we’re doing here? We’re laughing at the obvious racist Ms. Bruce. And we’re laughing at you, for coming here and getting all pearl-clutchy about McCarthyism and “smearing.”

    You’re in such a tizzy about the heinous “McCarthyist smearing” of Ms. Bruce by ridiculing her, but you’re perfectly fine with the racism she’s exhibiting. That’s Team Politics at its finest.

    Thanks for playing! Now take you prize and GTFO

  141. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:38

    After all, YOU went and looked at my profile. As for me, I don’t give a sh!t about you other than as bait.

    Oh, I did. I wondered if there was any town in America who could produce someone as stupid as you.

    Fortunately…well, all I can say is “God Bless Americaaaaaaaaaaaaa!”

  142. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:39

    *Boring Canadian troll is boring. Also, terribly literal.*

    I’m Canadian, boring, not a troll. After all, unlike you… good ol’ folks… I’ve actually posted under my real name.

    Any other newsflashes?

  143. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:39

    *Oh, I did. I wondered if there was any town in America who could produce someone as stupid as you.*

    There are plenty: such as the town you came from.

    God bless America!

  144. g said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:40

    It’s lifted me out of my torpor for living in such an unexciting town as Ottawa, Ontario…

    Geez, what a pathetic revelation. Worse even that Troofy, flitting from Super Eight to Motel Six to Travelodge.

  145. Anthony said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:41

    You’re all puppets on my troll strings! DANCE MONKEYS, DANCE!

    No I don’t mean that in a racist way.

  146. g said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:41

    Hannah giles needs no defence. Why would you attack her? Oh yeah, she’s a woman who doesn’t agree with you, I forgot.

    Actually, Hannah Giles is a criminal – she intends to open a brothel and bring in underage girls. She should be prosecuted. Right?

  147. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:42

    *You know, the self-important drama of these assholes is really amusing.*

    Which pretty much sums up `Sadly No’; should be just `Sad’

    *Hey, Mr. Glennie, you know what we’re doing here? We’re laughing at the obvious racist Ms. Bruce. And we’re laughing at you, for coming here and getting all pearl-clutchy about McCarthyism and “smearing.”*

    I’m sure you can here `actor212′ and the rest laughing, laughing away as you type…

    *You’re in such a tizzy about the heinous “McCarthyist smearing” of Ms. Bruce by ridiculing her, but you’re perfectly fine with the racism she’s exhibiting. That’s Team Politics at its finest.*

    I declare that, you know, maybe you should ask her what she meant before you go ahead and smear her…

    but, of course, The Sons of J. McCarthy will have none of that…

  148. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:42

    I’ve actually posted under my real name.</i?

    Your parents didn't know about vowels? Or were they worried about being sued by Arby's? Is that where you were conceived, or born?

  149. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:42

    *Actually, Hannah Giles is a criminal – she intends to open a brothel and bring in underage girls. She should be prosecuted. Right?*

    ummmm…. hmmmm…. never mind.

  150. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:43

    *Geez, what a pathetic revelation.*

    Sad, but true: quite like your sex life.

  151. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:44

    I’ve actually posted under my real name.

    Oh really?

    So Mom and Dad missed the lessons on vowels?

    Or were they worried about being sued by Arby’s?

    Is that where you were conceived? Or born?

  152. Anthony said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:45

    Glennie if we’re so intellectually and emotionallly inferior to you, why are you here torturing us with your wit. I mean normal people do not just antagonize their inferiors unless they’re extremely insecure or sadistic. I mean, do you mutilate dogs too.

  153. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:46

    @ gee

    *I was just curious, Ms. Bruce, were you deliberately using that picture of a raccoon to associate that image with President Obama? Or were you free-associating with a picture of your dear little pet, as a certain Mr. R. B. Glennie, who admires you very much, believes? Do you raise feral animals, as Mr. Glennie claims, and feed them junk food?*

    since you haven’t figured this out quite yet, `g’, you need to what is that again? right: ACTUALLY SEND IT TO HER, not post it on the comments board…

  154. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:47

    *Glennie if we’re so intellectually and emotionallly inferior to you, why are you here torturing us with your wit. I mean normal people do not just antagonize their inferiors unless they’re extremely insecure or sadistic. I mean, do you mutilate dogs too.*

    I can’t help myself, you guys are just so pathetic.

  155. Anthony said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:48

    You didn’t answer my question, are you insecure or sadistic?

  156. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:48

    *So Mom and Dad missed the lessons on vowels?
    Or were they worried about being sued by Arby’s?
    Is that where you were conceived? Or born?*

    sure, and your parents named you `actor’?

    What, are you from Vulcan, where last names consist of number-configuraitons?

    Or perhaps they were real big Rush fans… (hey, from Canada too!)

  157. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:48

    *YAWN*

    Being called pathetic by an Ottawan is like being called a war-monger by Saddam Hussein.

  158. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:48

    *You didn’t answer my question, are you insecure or sadistic?*

    didn’t I?

  159. Rusty Shackleford said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:48

    You know who really screwed the pooch? Ralph Nader.

  160. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:49

    sure, and your parents named you `actor’?

    Oh but YOU claimed you were posting under your real name!

    Idiot.

  161. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:49

    *Being called pathetic by an Ottawan is like being called a war-monger by Saddam Hussein.*

    I guess….

  162. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:49

    LOL! Rusty.

  163. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:50

    Oh but YOU claimed you were posting under your real name!

    yes, that’s my real name, yes.

    Is `actor’ yours? that’s what’s meant by `troll’, troll.

  164. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:51

    Arby, please do try to keep up: you’ve already claimed I was posting under a nym.

    Is the Alzheimer’s that bad for you, or did the dope finally kick in?

  165. Steerpike said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:54

    Can we all stop dancing with the troll now?

    Ooopsie, sorry, I guess in Canada, it’s not a troll if it uses its own, actual, for-real name. (Those wacky canucks–they say “eh?” at the end of their sentences all the time, too). So I guess instead of a “troll”, we need to start referring to the esteemed Mr./Ms./Mrs./Monsieur/ Glennie the same way his/her Canadian peers do:

    Asshole.

  166. kiki said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:54

    Apparently R.B. thinks ‘projection’ – a word that nobody on this board had ever heard before ever ever but which R.B. has known all about for like ages because he’s so edumacated – is shorthand for ‘I know you are but what am I?’.

    - ‘Hey R.B., you’re a fucking asshole!’

    - ‘Aha, methinks you are projecting – it’s a word I’ve known all about for like ages, you should look it up – which means, by way of a Machiavellian volte-face achieved through my Swift-like wit, that it is you who is the fucking asshole! Aha! Oho!’

    Bra.

    Fucking.

    Vo.

  167. Citizen_X said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:55

    Hey Glennie, do you actually have anything besides obsessive (=umpty-nine posts in less than an hour) trolling and insults? Because you haven’t actually contributed anything like, ya know, an argument, other than “Nu-uh, she’s not racist.” It doesn’t do much for your claim of superiority.

    And for everyone else: lay off Canuckistan. The vast majority of Canadians are not anything like this asshole–which, come to think of it, is probably his underlying beef.

  168. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:57

    I can almost guarantee she raises watermelons in her bra.

    Wow, now I’m imaging her house as a museum to racist kitsch … Darkie toothpaste, Aunt Jemima syrup, Uncle Ben rice, Little Black Sambo dolls and lawn jockeys …

  169. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:58

    Sorry, pancake mix.

  170. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:58

    Wow, now I’m imaging her house as a museum to racist kitsch … Darkie toothpaste, Aunt Jemima syrup, Uncle Ben rice, Little Black Sambo dolls and lawn jockeys …

    Tap shoes…

  171. Lurking Canadian said,

    October 13, 2009 at 16:59

    D. Aristophanes, I used to believe like you did, that overt racism was a thing of the past, and that at least such people had been shamed into hiding behind The Bell Curve, and “inner city crime” and welfare cheats and so on. (“Sure, I tell pollsters I have no problem having a Black neighbour…as long as it’s Michael Jordan or Colin Powell”.)

    However, I lost the illusion even before you did, during the run-up to the election when I came across the hypothesis that Barack Obama must be the product of a Marxist breeding program, based on introducing Jewish girls suffering white liberal guilt to Black Panthers.

    Raccoon and chimpanzee “jokes” and stories about fried chicken and watermelon might still be dog-whistles. COMMIES and JEWS consipiring with BLACKS to rob us of our precious bodily fluids is just the klan openly back in business. Since I first saw that story, nothing coming from the right wing has surprised me.

    Oh, and on behalf of my entire country, I apologize for the new troll. We’re not all like that, honest.

    - Ken

  172. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:00

    *Is the Alzheimer’s that bad for you, or did the dope finally kick in?*

    It was the drugs and the Alzheimers…

    So let’s see: you’ve made fun of the drug-addicted; those who have dementia; those who don’t live in cities sufficiently exciting for out-of-work actors.

    My my, what *intolerance* on display here.

    You must be RACIST!

  173. Celia said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:00

    I await the “it was a mistake/misunderstanding” excuse, as well as the “what, people can’t put innocent pictures of furry vermin on their websites any more?” and “well you obviously think of black people as coons, so it’s you that’s the racist for even noticing this”

  174. St. PENIS said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:02

    Not that it matters, because it is evident here that no one has any concept of `getting all the facts’

    The dateline was wrong! Proof that I’m not racist!

    There can be no ameliorating “facts” in this case. The facts are her posting an obviously racist, not to mention puerile, unfunny attempt at humor.

  175. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:02

    - ‘Hey R.B., you’re a fucking asshole!’

    - ‘Aha, methinks you are projecting – it’s a word I’ve known all about for like ages, you should look it up – which means, by way of a Machiavellian volte-face achieved through my Swift-like wit, that it is you who is the fucking asshole! Aha! Oho!’

    Bra.

    Fucking.

    Vo.*

    thanks kindly.

    Wasn’t expected such praise.

  176. St. PENIS said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:02

    Strike that. Reverse the italics. FYWP

  177. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:03

    Ken the Lurking Canadian -

    * lost the illusion even before you did, during the run-up to the election when I came across the hypothesis that Barack Obama must be the product of a Marxist breeding program, based on introducing Jewish girls suffering white liberal guilt to Black Panthers.*

    Ken, it’s obvious: you’ve flipped your fricken lid.

    On behalf of the whole boring old Canada, I apologize for the insane Canuck.

  178. g said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:04

    Mr. Glennie has posted some 30 times in less than an hour. And he calls other people losers?

    To the management: This troll is defective. Please send another.

  179. kg said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:04

    this is all fine and good but when will *someone* apologize for the LEAFS?

  180. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:04

    *There can be no ameliorating “facts” in this case. The facts are her posting an obviously racist, not to mention puerile, unfunny attempt at humor.*

    And, of course, there never is `ameliorating facts’ when it comes to your accusations.

  181. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:04

    So let’s see: you’ve made fun of the drug-addicted; those who have dementia; those who don’t live in cities sufficiently exciting for out-of-work actors.

    Nope. Just you.

    So if I’m bigoted towards you, then the fault lies not within your stars.

  182. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:06

    this is all fine and good but when will *someone* apologize for the LEAFS?

    I apologize we kicked their asses so hard last night.

  183. Anthony said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:06

    Can someone just make a new thread. I’m sure there’s some ASW post you can shorter.

  184. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:06

    *Mr. Glennie has posted some 30 times in less than an hour. And he calls other people losers?*

    Again, trolls only post under pseudonyms, `g’, `gee’, `ghi’

    As for `losers’, who’s the one counting the number of posts I’ve made?

    Loser.

  185. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:06

    I await …

    Wait no longer, that train left the station pretty much immediately.

  186. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:07

    I’m still waiting for Arby to have his vowel movement.

  187. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:08

    *this is all fine and good but when will *someone* apologize for the LEAFS?

    I apologize we kicked their asses so hard last night.*

    Just some geography lessons for you well-educated, worldly Americans:

    I live in ottawa

    The leafs are from toronto.

    Ottawa, Toronto: different cities.

    I will put down the leafs harder than any of you can manage. Go Sens Go!

  188. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:08

    *I’m still waiting for Arby to have his vowel movement.*

    And here, I was just about to go for Howell movement.

  189. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:09

    DA,

    Michael Steele has a new blog.

    It be called “What up?”

  190. St. PENIS said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:09

    And, of course, there never is `ameliorating facts’ when it comes to your accusations.

    What, about Res ipsa loquitur, do you not understand?

    Here, maybe the sage of Concord can say it so you’ll get it: “Your actions speak so loudly I cannot hear what you are saying.”

  191. St. N.C. said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:09

    This thread sucks.

  192. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:10

    *nope. Just you.*

    No, your racist `actor’. that’s that. There can be no defence.

    my accusation equals your guilt. Period.

    Sound familiar?

  193. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:10

    Go Sens Go!

    So you’re almost, but not quite, as pathetic.

    No, I take that back. You’re Leafy.

  194. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:10

    my accusation equals your guilt. Period.

    Sound familiar?

    Yea. You said that last night to the other gibbons in your living room. You taped it and put it on YouTube.

  195. Ted the Slacker said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:11

    Michael Steele has a new blog.

    It be called “What up?”

    Brad has been tweeting about it all morning… thinking a new SNo post should be just around the corner…

  196. g said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:12

    I am unable to match the dazzling wit of Mr. Glennie! I leave the field to him. He has vanquished me with his Mad Skillz and impeccable logic, and the sterling integrity of a man who uses his own name to troll Teh Intertoobz.

    It’s not often you meet someone capable of pride in such meager accomplishment.

  197. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:12

    I was just about to go for Howell movement.

    Preparation H makes a cream for that pain.

  198. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:12

    sorry folks, your Canadian, boring, troll-like troll guy must depart.

    I have my morning nap, now, to get to, and after that, I must go out and bird-watch.

    In the evening, bed by seven pm.

    Life here in lifeless Ottawa.

  199. St. N.C. said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:12

    If we’re going to have an incoherent Canadian lecture us, can’t we at least go dig up Adam Yoshida? At least that guy’s not so tedious.

  200. Lurking Canadian said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:13

    Ken, it’s obvious: you’ve flipped your fricken lid.

    On behalf of the whole boring old Canada, I apologize for the insane Canuck.

    Because I don’t like to be called crazy, go read the following:
    National Review Corner from February 19 2008.

    If you believe I have substantially misstated the thesis of that document, then I apologize.

  201. t4toby said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:13

    Senators. lol

    Penis?

  202. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:15

    Life here in lifeless Ottawa.

    The weird thing is, if Arby moved, Ottawa would spring to life.

  203. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:15

    *Yea. You said that last night to the other gibbons in your living room. You taped it and put it on YouTube.*

    Right – I should have remember, since `actor’ likes to wank to the sight of gibbons.

    Which is just about why he continues to wait tables for a living.

  204. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:16

    *The weird thing is, if Arby moved, Ottawa would spring to life.*

    Wait, I thought it was the whole city that was boring?

    Oh well, you can never win with a bigot, as MAD magazine said years ago.

  205. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:17

    I thought you were leaving?

    Doesn’t that make you…a liar?

    As well as a racist, of course.

  206. gocart mozart said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:17

    Ted the Slacker said,

    Michael Steele has a new blog.
    It be called “What up?”

    I thought you were joking Ted but that’s what its called. Always trust the shorter.

  207. t4toby said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:18

    Tenacious RB.

    where is R.B.?

    And not this tedious thing. The Real RB.

  208. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:18

    I KNOW YOU ARE, BUT WHAT AM I? STOP PROJECTING! ACTOR’S OFTEN HAVE TROUBLE GETTING WORK. QED!!!1!

  209. Saint jim, Patron Saint of Bitchslapping said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:19

    “Her side of the story”?

    Her side of the story is already on display, fuckstick.

    It’s not an innocent coincidence & it’s not “projection” – I’ve already got a rubber-band around my head to keep my bloody jaw out of my lap by now from how much of this weak-ass gibberish I see on the Intertubes, & you’re not helping by coming here to tell people they’re “insane” for pointing out the obvious.

    If you seek “civil discourse” feel free to go hang with some of your civil-servant buds & debate Kirkegaard or Adorno until the meta-cows come home – as oposed to posting here, where the magic of POOP & PENIS still reign supreme. Just keep in mind that a lot of real ultraviolent scumbags throughout history had the same fetish for being “civilized” as you … & it never seemed to get in the way when it came time to raze another village. Food for thought.

    The only innocent party here is the mindless beast she took a picture of to make her fucked-up point.

    Next time, try finding a better focal point for your fauxtrage than a far-right twatmuffin who finds coon-jokes to be the acme of wit in regards to Obama … or even better, have something to say worth reading.

    I won’t wish some dire penalty upon you for being such a blithering tit.

    Ottawa is punishment aplenty.

  210. Sir Ellis P. Worthington III, Esq. said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:19

    Wow. Troofus is downright MENSA material compared with the dregs of Ottawa we’ve got here today. What’s up with the whole “he who smelt it dealt it” theory of racism he’s pitching? Yeesh. We deserve better trolls.

  211. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:19

    It’s sad. It’s like the kid brother who keeps hanging around the cool older kids, hoping they’ll toss him a bone every so often.

  212. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:20

    *I thought you were leaving? Doesn’t that make you…a liar?
    As well as a racist, of course.*

    I am leaving; and here is where you’ll be, all the day, all the night, desperately typing responses to some guy you dont know 100s of kms away, in between your taking orders for entertainment people who have found work in their field…

    fun isn’t it?

  213. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:21

    *It’s sad. It’s like the kid brother who keeps hanging around the cool older kids, hoping they’ll toss him a bone every so often.*

    and yet, you keep tossin’ ‘em. So who’s the kid brother?

  214. jim said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:22

    “Go Sens go!”

    facepalm.jpg

  215. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:23

    Wow, I knew Ottawans were slow, but I’ve seen sloths move faster than Arby’s

  216. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:23

    I do have to laugh that Arby’s thinks a bitchslap is a bone.

    Sure does explain his sex life.

  217. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:24

    Oh St. Jim, what kind of saint bitchslaps? And conservatives are supposed to be sexist? I guess it’s just another thing you sad non-famous actors have invented to oppress people who disagree with you. Intolerant much?

  218. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:24

    Patron Saint of bitch-slapping – for that’s happend to him a lot.

    *Her side of the story is already on display, fuckstick.
    It’s not an innocent coincidence & it’s not “projection” – I’ve already got a rubber-band around my head to keep my bloody jaw out of my lap by now from how much of this weak-ass gibberish I see on the Intertubes, & you’re not helping by coming here to tell people they’re “insane” for pointing out the obvious.*

    It is projection; and of course, only McCarthyites like yourself would be unconcerned with someone else’s side of the story.

    *If you seek “civil discourse” feel free to go hang with some of your civil-servant buds & debate Kirkegaard or Adorno until the meta-cows come home – as oposed to posting here, where the magic of POOP & PENIS still reign supreme. Just keep in mind that a lot of real ultraviolent scumbags throughout history had the same fetish for being “civilized” as you … & it never seemed to get in the way when it came time to raze another village. Food for thought.*

    yup, ultra-violent scumbags like yourself no doubt.

    *The only innocent party here is the mindless beast she took a picture of to make her fucked-up point.*

    the only innocent, party, yes, because you’re a bunch of vigilante McCarthyites.

    *Next time, try finding a better focal point for your fauxtrage than a far-right twatmuffin who finds coon-jokes to be the acme of wit in regards to Obama … or even better, have something to say worth reading.*

    Having something to say, worth reading, is pretty much the advice you should be taking.

    *I won’t wish some dire penalty upon you for being such a blithering tit.
    Ottawa is punishment aplenty.*

    Ottawa is punishment and you’re still bitchslapped. That’s your punishment.

  219. Ron Mael's Moustache said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:25

    *Geez, what a pathetic revelation.*

    Sad, but true: quite like your sex life.

    R.B. Glennie, your “comebacks” need some work to get them out of the grade-school level.

  220. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:25

    only McCarthyites like yourself

    American history FAIL

  221. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:25

    *Wow, I knew Ottawans were slow, but I’ve seen sloths move faster than Arby’s*

    Because your own mental pace is glacial, I mean, how else could you observe sloths?

  222. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:26

    *American history FAIL*

    Another description of your ignorance.

  223. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:26

    *R.B. Glennie, your “comebacks” need some work to get them out of the grade-school level.*

    And when you graduate from grade-school, maybe you’ll get that moustache you’re whisping for.

  224. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:28

    *R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:24

    Oh St. Jim, what kind of saint bitchslaps? And conservatives are supposed to be sexist? I guess it’s just another thing you sad non-famous actors have invented to oppress people who disagree with you. Intolerant much?*

    don’t know why, someone’s commenting under my name…

  225. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:29

    again not me –

    R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:18

    I KNOW YOU ARE, BUT WHAT AM I? STOP PROJECTING! ACTOR’S OFTEN HAVE TROUBLE GETTING WORK. QED!!!1!

  226. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:29

    THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID. YOU SAD PATHETIC UNCIVILIZED PROJECTORS.

  227. Prospero said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:30

    Wow. Troofus is downright MENSA material compared with the dregs of Ottawa we’ve got here today. What’s up with the whole “he who smelt it dealt it” theory of racism he’s pitching? Yeesh. We deserve better trolls.

    Maybe he is troofus… He seems to share his particular obsession with actor212 and his employment status.

  228. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:31

    Look, now he’s excusing his own hateful posts!

  229. Ron Mael's Moustache said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:32

    *R.B. Glennie, your “comebacks” need some work to get them out of the grade-school level.*

    And when you graduate from grade-school, maybe you’ll get that moustache you’re whisping for.

    See what I mean. This is third grade snark (at the very most.)

  230. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:32

    Sure Ottawa is boring. But at least we have the dignity not to resort to poop and penis jokes. Now if you excuse me I have some more name-calling and glib psychoanalysis to do.

  231. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:32

    He seems to share his particular obsession with actor212

    I chalk it up to my shining personality and my delightful bevy of women-friends.

    Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful, Arby!

    …hate me because I’m just better than you.

  232. Rusty Shackleford said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:37

    I’ve always wondered whether Nine Below Zero really qualifies as a “punk” band. Opinions?

  233. t4toby said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:40

    Penis?

    PENIS??!?

  234. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:41

    “punk” band

    HUSH!

    You want to ressurect the ghost of The Fool????

  235. Newbie McNoob said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:41

    Wow, I had no idea until now that Jim Treacher* has a cousin in Canada.

    *Yes, I realize I invoked his name. Jim should be due here in 5, 4, 3…

  236. Sir Ellis P. Worthington III, Esq. said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:44

    Anyone else getting a mental picture of and unmatriculated Ignatius J. Rielly when reading our new Canadian pals posts?

  237. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:44

    “punk” band

    Are you *trying* to resurrect The Fool?

  238. jim said,

    October 13, 2009 at 17:48

    Yay! I’m both ultraviolent & a McCarthyite now!

    Yes, calling out a right-wing shitstain who thinks it’s Teh Sexay to pose with a handgun on her loathsome excuse for humor is EXACTLY like demonizing & blacklisting people for supporting the USSR back when they were beating the shit out of the Wehrmacht … & calling a fuckstick a fuckstick is absolutely identical to being ultraviolent. Baaaaaw! I feel so PWNT now.

    Funny thing though – I’ve never made any claim to “civilized discourse” but the point I made regarding it magically applies to me. Mmmmm, I love the smell of Logic Fail in the morning!

    Looks like someone’s getting nymjacked too. Welcome to Sadlynaut Valley, goober.

    We’ve had the “how DARE you namecall, you fascist assholes” instant-180, the (in this case singularly high-larious) hometown-hero ranting, & the Deadly Threat Of My Impending Flounce … can teh troll-victory-wank be far behind?

    “Ottawa is punishment and you’re still bitchslapped.”

    LOL WUT

  239. Jennifer said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:00

    Shorter R.B. Glennie, condensing all of his previous 100 posts down to their purest essence:

    “My butt – it hurts.”

  240. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:09

    No, I AM SPARTACUS!

  241. J Neo Marvin said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:12

    A troll is pretty much defined as someone who barges in on a comment thread, insulting everyone (or at least attempting to) in order to draw attention to him/herself. Whether you use your legal name or not is beside the point.

  242. J Neo Marvin said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:14

    Are you *trying* to resurrect The Fool?

    I don’t think we ever heard from that fictional character again after The Truth accidentally posted under the wrong pseud and outed himself as The Fool. For all we know all those people may have been this guy all along.

  243. jopapa said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:22

    And of course the use of the word peckerwood does not infer any sort of bottom of the barrel mooncricket racism, right?

  244. GranFalloon said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:25

    Honestly, I don’t give Tammy Bruce enough credit for the raccoon thing. Yesterday, Limbaugh blathered about how awarding Obama the Prize had devalued it so much that soon they would be giving it out free with Cracker Jacks. I think this is just her lame take on that. While I think she’s full of it, I don’t think in this instance race was the motivator.

    I do see here, in a lot of opposition comments, the real sickness of what the hatred on the right has created. I believe that what’s even worse and insidious than “playing the race card” (which does happen unjustifiably, on occasion) is “Playing the Playing the Race Card.” That is, that you can be racist by accusing those who condemn you of “playing the race card.” The net effect is that you can use any base slur against Obama and then whine “not every criticism of Obama is racist!!!” Awful stuff.

  245. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:27

    so posting under a nym is trolling?

    hmmmm..

    And yes, I really am a zombie.

  246. furious said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:46

    Good thing Tammy Bruce doesn’t have a pet monkey — DA’s head would explode.

  247. Alicia Morgan said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:46

    He only wishes to be as erudite, articulate and honest as Ignatius Reilly.

  248. furious said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:47

    Good thing that raccoon wasn’t holding a piece of fried chicken — DA would pitch an embolism.

  249. t4toby said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:48

    A troll is pretty much defined as someone who barges in on a comment thread, insulting everyone (or at least attempting to) in order to draw attention to him/herself. Whether you use your legal name or not is beside the point.

    Hey! I resemble that!

  250. furious said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:49

    Conservatives look at that picture and see a fuzzy l’il critter digging for a snack.

    Liberals look at that picture and see Black People.

  251. Interrobang said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:52

    Am I the only person in the world who likes Ottawa? Great scenery, beautiful architecture, nice hotels, good shopping…now, if one were to clean all the right-wingers and politicians (pretty much an overlapping set, actually) out of there, it’d be a really great place to visit. (The sooner we can give 24 Sussex Drive an especially careful housecleaning, the better.)

    Granted, it ain’t New York, but it also ain’t trying to be. That market’s been cornered already.

    *sigh* Our poor country is so maligned; not least by domestic-vintage twits.

  252. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:53

    And of course the use of the word peckerwood does not infer any sort of bottom of the barrel mooncricket racism, right?

    The word you’re looking for is ”imply,” not “infer.”

  253. Mike Mac said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:53

    Huh. I would have never saw that raccoon and thought about black people. I’d say you are the racist for thinking of the word “coon” and black people when you see a cute raccoon eating out of a crackerjack box. I’m sure black people would love to know you associate them so automatically with animals.

  254. t4toby said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:55

    I have absolutely no opinion about Ottawa. I just want people to pay attention to me.

    Oh, and Penis.

    (Where is PeeJ when you need him?)

  255. tigrismus said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:57

    Someone posts a picture of a raccoon and alludes to Obama. Clearly the only racists are the ones who get the allusion and know history.

  256. t4toby said,

    October 13, 2009 at 18:59

    Stupid history. I thought we’d whitewashed that by now.

  257. furious said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:03

    The image of a raccoon consuming a product with the word “cracker” in it sort of complicates the assignation of racist motives, dunnit? Goona require a degree in Grievance Studies to deconstruct that one.

    Oh, to Mike Mac — your esteemed bloghost associated the photo with “racism” (must need to drum up some site traffic), I’m merely calling it out.

  258. J Neo Marvin said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:03

    What I said above about the plausible deniability game. Right on cue, here they come with the weak “it’s just a cute li’l raccoon, you racists!” posts.

  259. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:07

    Amazing how all the trolls deny knowing the meaning of the slur “coon”, when they’ve all probably used the term in the past week. Yeah, they’re racists, but that’s just me calling a spade a spade.

    Now they’ll all accuse me of racism, betraying their fluency in “dog whistle”.

  260. Rusty Shackleford said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:21

    I’m the real racist here.

  261. furious said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:26

    Maybe CNN will fact-check furry-forest-creature-diggin-for-its-prize photo the way they do Saturday Night Live‘s Obama sketches. AC360 needs the audience.

    You’re right, better if it were a possum or a skunk.

  262. Cap'n Fatback said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:34

    Mr./Ms./Grand Moff Glennie and his ilk clearly overestimate intent’s influence on semiotics.

    ‘S Okay. It happened to this Seinfeld feller, too.

  263. furious said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:35

    The righteous spluttering here recalls the film critics who found racist overtones in The Lord of the Rings movies:

    One is tempted to ask who is the real racist here? On the one hand we have people — like me — who see horrific, flesh-eating, dull-witted creatures with jagged feral teeth, venomous mouths, pointed devilish ears, and reptilian skin, and say, “Cool, Orcs!” On the other hand we have people, like Mr. Yatt, who see the same repugnant creatures and righteously exclaim “black people!” Maybe he should spend less time vetting movies for signs of racism and more time vetting himself…

  264. Cap'n Fatback said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:36

    Oh, and the customary FYWP!

  265. bandit said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:37

    Good projection!

  266. Cap'n Fatback said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:38

    The righteous spluttering here recalls the film critics who found racist overtones in The Lord of the Rings movies:

    Jonah, it’s kinda cheesy to link to yourself, ya know . . .

  267. Mike Mac said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:41

    People who see a raccoon and think of black people are racist.

    Prove me wrong.

  268. Mike Mac said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:42

    Also, people who think of the word “coon” when they see a raccoon are racist.

    Those who do this are racist.

    Prove me wrong.

  269. Rusty Shackleford said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:45

    I’m the real racist here.

    Prove me wrong.

  270. t4toby said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:46

    Dude. There is no need to prove anything.

    Hiistorically, Coon was a slur against black people, period. Putting your fingers in your ears and saying “LALALALA I CAN”T HEAR YOU!” does not change the facts.

    Let me guess. you are young and were raised on the ‘edited’ Looney Toons.

    …those that forget history are doomed to repeat it…

  271. furious said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:47

    This dog is racist.

    And so is anyone who breeds or owns them.

    Thus Say We All!

  272. t4toby said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:48

    Two ‘i’s makes me extra right.

  273. Cap'n Fatback said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:50

    That’s just keeping the “I” in history, yo.

  274. furious said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:51

    This dog is racist.

    And so are the people who breed and own them.

  275. St. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:58

    Okay, let’s just clarify this again. Here’s the timeline:
    Obama wins Peace Prize.
    Tammy Bruce puts up photo of a racoon with a caption about “Another Peace Prize Winner”.
    Rusty Shackleford is the real racist.

    Looks good to me, shame on you Shackleford.

  276. furious said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:58

    Today we salute <a href="you, Mr. Fearless, Bed-wetting Racism Exposer!

  277. J. R. Racist Tolkein said,

    October 13, 2009 at 19:58

    out of Far Harad black men like half-trolls with white eyes and red tongues

  278. Rusty Shackleford said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:00

    Today we salute HTML fail

  279. Rusty Shackleford said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:01

    No, no, no, St. DKW. I said prove me WRONG.

  280. furious said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:04

    This dog is clearly racist. And so are these.

  281. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:12

    Noooo, today we salute you, moron who only understands pop culture references because they are badly “parodied” by right-wing fucktards!

    Which may also explain the whole “coon” “misunderstanding” in the first place, here.

  282. Sir Ellis P. Worthington III, Esq. said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:14

    I cannot get enough of the “he who smelt it, dealt it” racism rebuttals.

    Mor pls.

  283. Lulz said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:14

    [i]As for `losers’, who’s the one counting the number of posts I’ve made?

    Loser.[/i]

    It’s an infinite loop of this. Does it go on forever? What a truly hilariously sad life.

  284. whoistherealracist said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:18

    “COON”??? Wow, the term did not even occur to me when I saw the photo. But I guess it does to some people….

  285. The Goddamn Batwoman Rebukes Tammy Bruce With Every Dyke Bone In Her Body (206, All Broken At Least Once) said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:19

    There really ought to be some sort of GLBT signifier for someone who’s outwardly gay, but has internalized the oppressor, the equivalent Oreo (obvious), apple (Native American), or banana (Asian). What’s pink or lavender on the outside and straight on the inside? Can’t think of anything off the top of my head.

  286. The Goddamn Batwoman Should Post More Often, She Needs The Practice said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:20

    The equivalent of anOreo, etc. Sheesh.

  287. octopod said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:20

    Goddamn Batwoman: an Easter egg? Or a guava?

  288. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:22

    I wandered over to TammyFaye’s place, just to see if our intrepid troll was gloating about engaging the enemy, and stumbled across a better, bigger picture of TammyFaye

    She looks like Alan Cumming in drag.

    Which is saying a lot.

  289. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:23

    What’s pink or lavender on the outside and straight on the inside?

    Is it full of seamen?

  290. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:23

    What’s pink or lavender on the outside and straight on the inside? Can’t think of anything off the top of my head.

    A crab leg.

    I feel like Sir Bedivere in the “witch” scene.

  291. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:24

    Fuck it. I’m never trying HTML again. Jesus.

    “There really ought to be some sort of GLBT signifier for someone who’s outwardly gay, but has internalized the oppressor”

    Log Cabin Republican?

  292. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:24

    “COON”??? Wow, the term did not even occur to me when I saw the photo. But I guess it does to some people…

    Pat yourself on the back, sir – you are clearly the most unracist person in the world!

    Sadly, I am not sure if this message will reach you, as you cannot read typeface because your spectacularly non-racist eyes do not process the difference between black and white.

  293. D. Aristophanes said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:27

    A closet door painted purple?

  294. Me, Myself, and I said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:34

    Look at her bio on her own website. A racoon is around the house all the time. Haha. You guys are really immature and reaching.

    http://tammybruce.com/biography

    “Ms. Bruce lives in Los Angeles with Snoopy the Cat, Snoopy’s best friend Sydney the Dog, and puts up with a raccoon she has named Rocky, who refuses to leave her outside patio.”

    Get a life, and get some fresh and and leave your mommy’s basement and get off the computer once in a while.

  295. Rusty Shackleford said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:39

    Get a life…

    Good advice. I’ll start by assigning names to the small animals outside my house.

  296. Bitter Scribe said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:40

    Look at her bio on her own website. A racoon is around the house all the time.

    Yeah, and I bet she’s really nice to that colored clerk at the 7-Eleven, too.

  297. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:41

    A lifelong Democrat, [she] aided the Clinton for President campaign, before we knew he was a sexual compulsive and “did not have sexual relations with that woman.” [...] Ms. Bruce [...] served on California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Transition Team.

    BWAH HA HA HA HA!!!!!

  298. Andrew N.P. said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:44

    Look at her bio on her own website. A racoon is around the house all the time.

    AROUND, not INSIDE. Rocky lives on Ms. Bruce’s patio. This picture was taken indoors. Check the kerning next time.

  299. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:46

    puts up with a raccoon she has named Rocky Mandingo

    Fixed for accuracy.

    BTW, isn’t it interesting how many of Alan Cumming Tammy Bruce’s male supporters have flocked in here to try to debunk our claims? We never get that when we take down Ann Althouse or Shitmoat Amy.

    You don’t suppose they’re all so desperate that if they can *just* get the mean liberals to stop picking on ol’ TammyFaye Alan Cumming Bruce, she might spread her legs for them, do you?

  300. Andrew N.P. said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:48

    Also also, SAUCE PLOX. It’s not her raccoon. It’s not even a real raccoon. It’s a stuffed novelty. (Scroll down to #11156, “Raccoon Eating Cracker Jacks.” Only $399. Order now!)

  301. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:49

    (Scroll down to #11156, “Raccoon Eating Cracker Jacks.” Only $399. Order now!)

    I SOOOOOOOOOO have to buy a flying jackalope!

  302. Cap'n Fatback said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:53

    get some fresh

    Okay, now I’ve got my retort to “Keep fucking that chicken.”

  303. t4toby said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:53

    Get a life, and get some fresh

    I spend my whole life tryin’ to get some fresh.

    Wait, this isn’t the Steele post? Shit, confused again…

  304. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:54

    Ms. Bruce lives in Los Angeles with Snoopy the Cat

    There’s ol’ TammyFaye’s problem right there.

  305. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:54

    Also also also WOLVERINES!!!!111!!!

  306. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:56

    Also also also WOLVERINES!!!!111!!!

    And BADGERS too!

    Also.

  307. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:56

    hi, I’m back from my nap and from my backgammon.

    It’s the real me, not `actor2112′ using my name.

    *Yes, calling out a right-wing shitstain who thinks it’s Teh Sexay to pose with a handgun on her loathsome excuse for humor is EXACTLY like demonizing & blacklisting people for supporting the USSR back when they were beating the shit out of the Wehrmacht … & calling a fuckstick a fuckstick is absolutely identical to being ultraviolent. Baaaaaw! I feel so PWNT now.*

    You should get a job, Jim, creating sounds for comic-book quote bubbles.

    It’s the one thing you’re actually good at.

    ps – I can see the threat has died down during my nap. You’re going back to the lives, I see, that you wish you had…

  308. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 20:57

    oop

  309. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 21:02

    It’s the real me, not `actor2112? using my name.

    Another lie from the racist bigot.

  310. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 21:02

    I made a poopie.

  311. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 21:03

    I made a doodie?

  312. t4SuperTyphoonMelor said,

    October 13, 2009 at 21:03

    FYWP?

  313. R.B. Glennie said,

    October 13, 2009 at 21:04

    That is so immature, eh. Only racists steal people’s Coon Names.

  314. Cap'n Fatback said,

    October 13, 2009 at 21:07

    Also also, SAUCE PLOX. It’s not her raccoon. It’s not even a real raccoon. It’s a stuffed novelty.

    Nice.

    Proposition #1: If I may get long-winded here, the headline “Breaking: Nobel Committee Announces Another Peace Winner” causes the reader to focus on the “winner,” depicted in this picture as a raccoon. It is a stretch at best to think that such a headline suggests that earning the prize is as effortless as pulling the prize from a box of cracker jacks. If–IF–that were Bruce’s intent, then “Breaking: Nobel Committee Chooses New Method to Award Peace Prize” or some such works better. The fact that she had to use Teh Great Gazoogle to find this photo of a raccoon diving into a box of cracker jacks throws serious doubt on her judgment, if not intent.

    Proposition #2: We start calling her Clammy Juice.

  315. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 21:08

    What is a “Coon Name”? Is that like in Animal House where they named the pledges who ended up doing all the dirty chores around the house?

    You know, like the Negroes used to before slavery was abolished?

  316. Rusty Shackleford said,

    October 13, 2009 at 21:17

    It would have been impossible for her to stage a photograph with her dog digging into a box of Cracker Jacks. She had to Google for the ‘coon.

  317. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:34

    It would have been impossible for her to stage a photograph with her dog digging into a box of Cracker Jacks.

    Or even a little kid…even a little black kid…which would have actually been funnier and more germane to the joke.

    Like, say, this, or this, or perhaps this

  318. t4SuperTyphoonMelor said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:35

    I dunno, actor, but it chased the stink outta here…

  319. t4SuperTyphoonMelor aka R.B. Glennie, but not the tired troll from earlier, just the nym stealer from about 10 posts ago said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:36

    Gnome Sayin’?

  320. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:37

    That third one is creepy as hell, actor.

  321. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:41

    That third one is creepy as hell, actor.

    Needs moar BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAANESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    Hey, where the hell were you when we needed you with this assdick, Arby Glenda?

  322. Smut Clyde said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:42

    The only way you people would notice the use of dog-whistles is if you are ACTUALLY DOGS.
    You’re all actually g.’s malamute, right?

  323. t4SuperTyphoonMelor aka R.B. Glennie, but not the tired troll from earlier, just the nym stealer from about 10 posts ago said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:49

    Assdick is the new douchenozzle.

  324. Roland, the Headless Thompson Gunner said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:49

    Also also, SAUCE PLOX. It’s not her raccoon. It’s not even a real raccoon. It’s a stuffed novelty.

    Facts, well-known liberal bias, etc.

  325. Smut Clyde said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:51

    Also also also WOLVERINES!!!!111!!!
    And BADGERS too!

    Get stuffed.

  326. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:53

    Is that really a stuffed turd in the lower right corner, Smut?

  327. Smut Clyde said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:54

    Dammit, the webcam is on again.

  328. Smut Clyde said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:57

    “Get Stuffed” is actually something of a London tourist attraction. Also, you can hire the merchandise if you only need it for a short-term purpose.

    “There is a small deposit on the badger, sir.”
    “That’s OK, it will brush off.”

  329. t4SuperTyphoonMelor aka R.B. Glennie, but not the tired troll from earlier, just the nym stealer from about 10 posts ago said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:59

    WP hate me.

  330. Me, Myself, and I said,

    October 13, 2009 at 22:59

    Get. A. Life…. Seriously hahahaha.

  331. actor212 said,

    October 13, 2009 at 23:01

    See? They really DO type slower than liberals!

  332. braininahat said,

    October 13, 2009 at 23:11

    Really, “Racoon” is the new way to say “Coon”? When did this happen? Nobody told me!

    Is “cocoon” also (wink-wink) code for COON? How about “tycoon”?

    You morons have little to offer in the way of explaining Obama’s dismal performance as president and so you go around loosely accusing people, quite immorally, of being racists.

    You are jokes. The race-card is just about played out. And 2010 is looming, morons.

  333. tigrismus said,

    October 13, 2009 at 23:17

    “Racoon” is the new way to say “Coon”? When did this happen?

    1742 according to the Online Etymology Dictionary.

  334. Another kiwi said,

    October 13, 2009 at 23:22

    Ah ah the cunningest plan! Knowing racism when you see it is racism cause how could you know racism unless you were one!!??// SO I must be a Listeria bacterium since I know them when I see them, damn but I’ve grown and lost my Short Blunt Rod appearance.
    How is it that I can be a Listeria bacterium AND a Pagani Zonda car since I know what they look like too?? Uh oh head getting tight, feels like it might be gonna ‘splode!!!
    Fucking no brain racism apologists. Time to wake up and smell the coffee, there are some sicko’s on your side of the fence. Please deal with them.

  335. Andrew N.P. said,

    October 13, 2009 at 23:32

    Well, the good news is, Tammy finally noticed her faux pas.

    The bad news is, she doesn’t give a damn.

  336. Vacuumslayer said,

    October 13, 2009 at 23:33

    R.B. Glennie (real name!) hates our freedoms.

  337. Mehitabel the Abyssinian said,

    October 13, 2009 at 23:34

    Also, you never hear of cats responding to cat-whistles.
    HA HA HA STUPID DOGS.

  338. malclave said,

    October 13, 2009 at 23:37

    Sorry, but overuse has made it so you libs can’t just cry “racist”.

    Prove it’s racist, or admit you’re just racists yourselves.

  339. t4SuperTyphoonMelor aka R.B. Glennie, but not the tired troll from earlier, just the nym stealer from about 10 posts ago said,

    October 13, 2009 at 23:54

    Oh shut up.

  340. t4SuperTyphoonMelor aka R.B. Glennie, but not the tired troll from earlier, just the nym stealer from about 10 posts ago said,

    October 13, 2009 at 23:55

    The proof is in the pudding. Just because you are completely ignorant of the history of racism in this country does not excuse you.

  341. lolly said,

    October 14, 2009 at 0:01

    Really, “Racoon” is the new way to say “Coon”? When did this happen? Nobody told me!

    Um, yes. Are you seriously suggesting that you did not know this? Are you that entirely unaware of American language and history?

  342. Looch said,

    October 14, 2009 at 0:06

    Ah, the Knights of the Priory of Saint Tammy have arrived. Run away! Run away!

  343. Looch said,

    October 14, 2009 at 0:09

    Prove it’s racist, or admit you’re just racists yourselves.

    Are you in fourth or fifth grade this year?

  344. Edward Mokurai Cherlin said,

    October 14, 2009 at 0:59

    I have been compiling instances of Yellow Dog Whistle code speech on dKosopedia at http://www.dkosopedia.com/wiki/Code_Words. I can’t say when overt racism became acceptable on the Right, because I am not aware of a time, since Nixon initiated the Southern Strategy, when it wasn’t acceptable. The only difference is that they talk on national TV now they way they always talked in private, instead of using code. Reagan had Implausible Deniability on racism, even though he launched his Presidential campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi, the site of one of the most notorious lynchings in history. Some used pseudo-science, like The Bell Curve. Or Creationist anti-”Darwinism”, because you can’t tell them they are descended from “monkeys”, that is from Black Africans, and from Lucy and Ardi. (Actually, they were apes, but this is a fact-free society we’re talking about.)

    The change in public racism clearly took place during the 2008 election campaign, ramping up gradually as the Main-Stream Media failed to call it out, no matter how overt and outrageous it became.

    I also blame Karl Rove for racist Rightists claiming that it is the Lefties who are the racists. It’s pure schoolyard, “I know you are but what am I?” Taking whatever is worst about yourself and blaming the opposition for it is what I call the Rove Doctrine.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/9/11/780012/-The-Rove-Doctrine

  345. M. Bouffant said,

    October 14, 2009 at 1:00

    Not one of these fucks will admit to what Ms. Bruce typed above the picture.

    No more attempts at “Well, she has a raccoon around her house,” at least.

    Tammy’s Army members: Had she posted that picture under the heading: “A picture of the raccoon who lives on my patio,” no one would have given it a second thought.

    But it’s not her local raccoon (She had to Google for it!) & it said “Peace Prize Winner.”

    Are you all really that stupid? I’d like to believe you are, & you do your best to prove it, but really!

  346. OneMan said,

    October 14, 2009 at 1:21

    M. Bouffant, it’s clear that Tammy’s Army has to come upstairs now and set the table and do their homework before they can get back on Facebook refute your arguments in such detail and with such care.

    And such as.

  347. malclave said,

    October 14, 2009 at 1:52

    Aww, poor widdle libewals don’t like it when people disagree…

  348. malclave said,

    October 14, 2009 at 1:54

    “Not one of these fucks will admit to what Ms. Bruce typed above the picture.”

    That’s because you dipshits have nothing, you’re just whining because you’re little girls.

    Oh, and you’re racist, too.

  349. Frankenberry said,

    October 14, 2009 at 2:24

    That’s because you dipshits have nothing, you’re just whining because you’re little girls.

    Oh, and you’re racist, too.

    Ah, the dipshit/little girl/racist trifecta.

    Put your ear to the ground friend, what you interpret as whining is truly mockery and derision.

    You want an example of whining? Enjoy.

  350. Rob Banks said,

    October 14, 2009 at 2:25

    Look, if the picture upsets you guys that much, post your address and we’ll be glad to mail you a hankie. A nice pink one to go with your politics.

  351. Bitter Scribe said,

    October 14, 2009 at 2:28

    No, what upsets us is bigots who don’t even have the balls to admit how bigoted they are.

  352. Substance McGravitas said,

    October 14, 2009 at 2:30

    we’ll be glad to mail you a hankie.

    I believe you have quite a few of those kicking around.

  353. actor212 said,

    October 14, 2009 at 2:39

    Really, “Racoon” is the new way to say “Coon”? When did this happen? Nobody told me!

    o/~ From the coonskin cap on the top of his head to the heel of his rawhide shoes o/~

    Do you know NOTHING of American history, Commie bastard?

  354. actor212 said,

    October 14, 2009 at 2:41

    Wow, if these are the numbnuts trying to get Tammy’s attention, they have some, um, penile enhancements in their futures…

  355. Sir Ellis P. Worthington III, Esq. said,

    October 14, 2009 at 2:41

    I am STILL loving the “he who smelt it deal it”, “nanny nanny boo boo” defense the bigots are throwing out there. It’s been an all-day treat.

    And coupled with a hearty “who coulda guessed a raccoon woulda had any racial connotation”??? Oh my. Pure comedy gold.

    Keep fucking that (fried?) chicken Bruce gang.

  356. actor212 said,

    October 14, 2009 at 2:44

    If you read her subsequent posts, she acknowledges that “coon” is a racist term and pretty much, with a wink and a nod, admits she meant it that way.

  357. Sir Ellis P. Worthington III, Esq. said,

    October 14, 2009 at 2:49

    If you read her subsequent posts, she acknowledges that “coon” is a racist term and pretty much, with a wink and a nod, admits she meant it that way.

    A class act all the way!

  358. McJohn said,

    October 14, 2009 at 2:53

    [Closing mouth after staring, aghast, at overtly unapologetically racist posting by Tammy Bruce for what seems like hours.]

    Listen, lady…

    If you are gonna flash the entire country, you had goddamned well better be gorgeous.

    Ms. Bruce, please put it on, please put it all back on. I speak for all of us when I say that no one wants to see that.

  359. Looch said,

    October 14, 2009 at 3:03

    Aww, poor widdle libewals don’t like it when people disagree…

    Ah. Third grade.

  360. Looch said,

    October 14, 2009 at 3:10

    And, as others have pointed out, let’s be very clear here. She did not take that photo of raccoon on her patio with the Crackerjack box. She went and searched for that image. so that she could post it. That would be a conscious act.

    So, to all you Good Knights defending Dame Tammy’s honor, I say;

    “Go do your homework.”

  361. Cerberus said,

    October 14, 2009 at 5:44

    To those who believe that out and out racism will finally get whites to admit what’s going on, don’t hold your breath. Remember back before we had a black president and the Klansmen got even more riled up when we had a fucking SPREE of nooses?

    A direct appeal to lynching, the only racist crime besides cross-burning that the denialists will cop to being racism, and every discussion on the topic of racism was still derailed by white people claiming they never heard of a racial component and it was just a joke and lynchings happened against whites too, like in the old west, it wasn’t really racist.

    There is nothing and I mean nothing too overt to not cause a bunch of denialist hand-wrining up to and including a black man lynched with nigger scrawled on his chest. Absolutely nothing that won’t cause some idiot to fight for the death for the right for it to merely be the product of the most ignorant and privileged social raising ever.

    I mean people try to defend blackface. After that, denying that a coon eating crackers isn’t racist is child’s play.

    And furthermore, may I point out to the ignorant unwashed, you do not get brownie points for ignorance. If you are ignorant, you are soaking in unearned privilege of systemic and cultural racism. If you are not aware, you are part of the fucking problem. Ignorance is not more noble than overt racism. They are indeed merely two sides of the same rotten whole.

    God I’m sick of that argument. Seriously, when else is ignorance a get out of jail free card?

    But officer, I am unaware of any culture on firearms and had no idea that when I pointed the hollow end at her head, pulled back the slidey thing and then waggled the dangly bit that this would happen.

    Well that wraps up this case, sorry to bother you sir, you may go about your day.

    Also, you know who else might now about overt racism besides racists? Maybe the fucking targets of racism. I know, shock of shocks, but targets of hatred tend to keep track of the phrases used to dehumanize them as well as the tactics to deny that’s what happened.

    Ugh, dishonest bigoted wastes of flesh.

  362. Lesley said,

    October 14, 2009 at 6:14

    The race-card is just about played out…morons.

    Yeah, we notice you whitewingers are playing it pretty hard. I expect to see the N word bandied about soon enough with some lame excuse like “but black people use it in their rap lyrics…”

  363. thenwhat said,

    October 14, 2009 at 7:12

    Since I grew up under the same roof with someone who described blacks as spearchuckers, jungle bunnies, etc., and NA AIM members as assholes in moccasins, I know exactly how this is interpreted by racists. And any black person in America past innocence would know.
    It’s not a question of proving projection, or of proving intent, or knowing ten cultures, or political correctness, or knowing Tammy Bruce.
    If you have known racists personally, you know the photo exists as a racial slur against Obama.

  364. James GW said,

    October 14, 2009 at 17:41

    I think there is racism here.

    Tammy Bruce posted a picture of a raccoon eating Cracker Jacks, and all EJ saw was a black man.

    That’s pretty a danged racist world-view.

  365. actor212 said,

    October 14, 2009 at 17:45

    Tammy Bruce posted a picture of a raccoon eating Cracker Jacks, and all EJ saw was a black man.

    That’s pretty a danged racist world-view.

    You’re right. It is racist to equate the sitting black President of the United States with a coon.

    You lost, elections have consequences, get over yourself.

  366. Dennis said,

    October 14, 2009 at 18:01

    Actor, long time, but

    If you read her subsequent posts, she acknowledges that “coon” is a racist term and pretty much, with a wink and a nod, admits she meant it that way.

    just what does ‘pretty much, with a wink and a nod, admits she meant it that way’ mean, exactly?

    What are the hidden winks and nods, and how are they an admission of acknowledgement of anything other than whatever you want them to mean?

    With a picture you can make a claim of a dog whistle and point to it, and the dog-whistle claim is always the fallback for any race-baiter when a charge of racism appears ridiculous, but in the printed word, what does the ‘wink and a nod’ type of dog-whistle mean and just where is it so I can pick up on these sorts of things?

    I read those subsequent comments and the wink and nod seems to be that this is all just silliness coming from people who love doing this sort of thing.

    And does Tammy Bruce have a history of making racist statements or is this particular dog-whistle her first foray into the realm of wink and a nod sub-conscious mind-control? None of her commenters seems to have made the connection, so she obviously needs some work in the area if she wants to sally forth in this field, no?

  367. actor212 said,

    October 14, 2009 at 18:09

    Dennis,

    Posted without further comment:

    Top radio trash talker Tammy Bruce took her vocal derision of the First family to a new low today. Bruce hurled criticism after criticism at the First Lady in a rant that sounded like Bruce was unraveling on air. What triggered Bruce’s tirade? Oh, that would be the First Lady’s recent conversation with school children in which she shared that other kids had accused her of “talking white.”

    “I wanted the A for myself, and I wanted to do it, and ooh, they said you sounded like a white person, I don’t know what that means, but uhh.” Huh?

    Man, oh, man. That’s who he’s married to, what does that tell you? This is what we’ve got — you know what we’ve got? We’ve got trash in the White House. Trash is a, is a thing that is color blind, it can cross all eco — ecosocionomic kind of categories, you can work on Wall Street or work at the Wal-Mart. Trash are people who use other people to get things, who patronize others, who consider you bitter and clingy. “

    Now, she can cover her ass all she wants with the “not a race thing”, but that’s clearly meant in the vein of “Why, some of my best friends are NEEgroes”

    So to answer your question, yes, she has a long history of racist remarks, yes, her original post was racist and yes, her follow up remarks were clearly meant in that same vein.

  368. actor212 said,

    October 14, 2009 at 18:10

    OK, I guess I ended up commenting on that.

  369. K said,

    October 15, 2009 at 9:17

    Tammy Bruce has trafficked in overt racism since she first made a name for herself, it was how she made a name for herself, in the mid-90s as a, what, rightwing radio lesbian critic of mainstream feminism & liberalism. It was getting booted from her position as head of the LA chapter of the National Organization for Women (in 1996) that set her on the road to her subsequent happy career. And she lost her NOW position for making a series of racially offensive statements about, yes, the fons et origo, OJ Simpson. And, as other commenters have noted, she’s never varied from the original formula. No OJ, no Tammy. No racism, no Tammy.

    She can’t help it, it’s her nature.

  370. St. Bina, Patron of Antiterrorism Experts said,

    October 16, 2009 at 7:54

    And for everyone else: lay off Canuckistan. The vast majority of Canadians are not anything like this asshole–which, come to think of it, is probably his underlying beef.

    Thanks, Citizen_X. Exactly so.

    And on behalf of all of Canada, I apologize for the craven covert racism of R. B. Glennie, who doesn’t want to admit that “coon” IS a racist term…right here in Ontario as it is in Tennessee. Only there are fewer people here that use it, and fewer still who would defend an embittered asshat like Tammy Bruce for using it.

  371. Strangefate said,

    October 16, 2009 at 9:38

    Why is this getting the benefit of a doubt from anyone? No matter what the intention, comparing a coon digging a prize out of whitey’s cracker ass box to Obama’s Nobel Prize is possibly the greatest work of racist art since Birth of a Nation.

  372. ????? said,

    January 1, 2011 at 0:11

    comparing a coon digging a prize out of whitey’s cracker ass box to Obama’s Nobel Prize is possibly the greatest work of racist art since Birth of a Nation.

  373. ranger forum said,

    May 1, 2013 at 21:29

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