Michael Dunn Shot and Killed Jordan Davis and These People Support Him For Doing It
Jordan Davis was shot and killed by Michael Dunn because he was a black teenager. The media called it the “loud music” murder because Michael Dunn demanded Jordan Davis lower his music at a gas station. When Jordan Davis refused, Michael Dunn did not shoot Jordan Davis because of loud music, Michael Dunn shot and killed Jordan Davis because Jordan Davis was a young black man who dared to “disrespect” Michael Dunn, a white man, by not catering to his demand. Once this happened, Michael Dunn wanted to live out a sick fantasy where he had “no choice” but to be a “hero.” He had to “shoot and kill” because the “thugs” were out to get him.
Michael Dunn is a racist. And, yesterday, a jury in Florida found him guilty of 3 out of 4 counts. However, that one count the jury could not decide on? That was the one that said he actually murdered a boy.
This will make many of you angry. It should. Even though Michael Dunn will be going to prison, yet another man has gotten away with murdering a black boy in the good ‘ole US of A.
However, some people (racists) out there are mad for a very different reason…they believe Michael Dunn is “innocent” (note: they’re saying innocent, not found “not guilty,” because there is a big fucking difference) and that killing a young black male is “doing nothing wrong”…
Sounds like that dude is just itching to be the next Michael Dunn.
If Michael Dunn is “innocent,” then who do they blame?
They blame Jordan Davis, the teen who was shot and killed because “I love the black community but that black boy asked Dunn to kill him when he played the black music too loud.”
They blame Jordan Davis’ friends who were in the car with Davis when they escaped death as Michael Dunn shot and killed Jordan Davis.
They blame the system, the media, you, me, everyone but Michael Dunn, the man who chose to shoot and kill a young black man.
Sometimes, to clarify the things people are saying, you need to dig a little further into their Twitter history. For example…
That person thinks Michael Dunn is innocent, says they would shoot “thug” black boys; and in an older tweet talking about the George Zimmerman trial, complains “race is annoying.”
This person also has interesting views about race in America and also says she too would have no problem shooting and killing black teens. However, when discussing the Jody Arias trial last year she had some very interesting Biblical views on those who “inflict injury.”
Yet another white lady is sick and tired of “hearing about race.” It’s 2014 and no big deal now, however, I guess she had no problem discussing race when she made that “joke” on Twitter a few years ago. Gotta’ love people who believe racism is over and make racist “jokes.”
…and when someone called Maximillian (lmao) out on that tweet:
Guess Maximillian (lmao) still has a long way to go.
Cindy here is another white woman who doesn’t believe in racism and then, in one tweet, says the most hilarious contradictory two sentences in the history of the internet.
But, just in case that didn’t spell it out clear enough for you…
Now, I’m sure there are some of you (idiots) out there who do not think describing a black male as a “thug” is racist. My answer to you is brought to you by Twitter user ‘big daddy tom’:
There is one thing here that these repugnant little slimeballs would like to leave you with, and that is that there is a “lesson to be learned” when a white man shoots and kills a black teenager.
Is the lesson that the very act of being a young black male in America puts you in danger? Is the lesson that, yes, in the year 2014 racism is alive and race is very much an issue? Or is the lesson that - …
"Hopefully this case teaches people to turn their music down at the gas station."
There are many (white) people who believe racism is dead and for that reason we should not have things like “Black History Month.”
The people who believe this present arguments such as this:
One could easily put together an argument deconstructing these arguments. Racism is very much still alive and well, and one can prove this using statistics ranging from prison numbers to areas of high poverty. Another point that one could tackle was how they pose slavery as a mere “lesson learned.”
But one would be wasting their time because all you really have to do is put them in front of a mirror to dismantle their claims…
Coca-Cola aired the commercial on TV again. This time, Coke aired the commercial during the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Now, of course, the tweets during the SuperBowl, an America-centric event where American Football is played, were very ridiculous. But, there is something just a bit more insane/hilarious/bizarre/awful about these people complaining about a multilingual commercial…DURING THE OLYMPIC GAMES, an event the world takes part in, which is taking place in Sochi, Russia, during an opening ceremony where English was certainly not the default spoken language.
Anyway, here is a small collection of some more xenophobic idiots who don’t like the multilingual Coke commercial, especially not during their multilingual Olympic games broadcast…
Again, America the Beautiful is not the national anthem. Unless, she’s pissed that the Russian national anthem that was sung during the Olympic opening ceremony wasn’t in English?
LMAO ——-> #thatisourlanguageAMERICA
haha yes it is the COMMERCIAL that dividing the country. of course it is.
If the United States fought wars so that the only language spoken in America was English, than I guess the United States lost them all.
With all that said, I feel like the following thread sums the entire situation up all too well…
"I stand corrected and I never said my English was any good. The commercial still stinks."
Speak English!: Racist Revolt As Coca-Cola Airs Multilingual 'America the Beautiful' SuperBowl Ad
During the SuperBowl, the Coca-Cola Company aired a commercial to promote their brand as every other mega corporation who has a few million dollars to blow on a 30 to 60 seconds of television airtime. It was a nice commercial titled “It’s Beautiful” in which American people did American things while the song “America the Beautiful” was sung in the background.
You can watch the commercial here:
If you’re a human being you might say to yourself “that was a decent commercial, what’s the big deal?” But if you’re a vile monster void of emotion and compassion you might have realized that America the Beautiful was sung in MULTIPLE LANGUAGES. DEAR GOD, NO. Some people were pissed it was not sung in ENGLISH.
Coca-Cola, the soda pop (YOU NEVER SPECIFIED WHICH ENGLISH I HAVE TO SPEAK) company, tweeted after the commercial aired:
@CocaCola: The Only thing more beautiful than this country are the people who live here.
Coke is probably now realizing how that is not quite true.
Totally not racist.
Damn, Coke. You know shit is messed up when you’ve lost DIABETES BOY…
Yes, speaking foreign languages = terrorists.
Maybe the memo was written in something other than English?
"I’m going to attempt to sound smart and fail miserably."
lmao @ #fuckcoke
'turndaddy' doesn't want “all this foreign shit.”
Yeah, you “asswholes.”
"foreign decent" lmao.
(psssttt…they already have your money.)
"I’m not racist but I am."
"We (meaning myself and my very small sample of friends/family) speak English…"
"I have no control over myself and will continue to give you money for your sugary, addictive beverage, but know I am unhappy with you."
And here are a few fantastic “your in America” tweets showing how just because you say you can speak English, doesn’t mean you know how to write it:
Poor Brett in the tweet below seems to think people are trying to physically force him to stop speaking English by way of soda commercial…
shit, we were all having so much fun until non-white America came in.
Olivia has no fucking clue that it was “America the Beautiful” in the Coke commercial, not God Bless America. But who cares? REAL AMERICANS don’t need to know the difference between the songs as long as they’re sung in ENGLISH!!
And, she’s not the only one. Apparently, the Star-Spangled Banner is no longer the United States’ national anthem…
The commercial was made by the private corporation, the Coca-Cola Company, so if you don’t like it sir, take it up with the *** free market ***.
This is all just a extremely tiny sample of what’s being said over on Twitter and, shit…
…I didn’t even…
…get a chance…
…to take a look at…
…Coca-Cola’s Facebook page.
And don’t you dare tell Conservative pundits this is going on, they don’t believe you (even when their fellow Conservative pundits are taking part in it themselves)…
Last but not least, however, we have Kasey Knowles. Now, first she tweets out this…
…then, she tweets the classic “non-apology apology” where she actually DOUBLES DOWN meaning even the “non-apology apology” is actually a “non-apology non-apology apology”…
…but why would this random girl feel the need to apologize? It’s not like she represents her good ole’ state of Kansas…
Justin Bieber's Father, Jeremy, is the World's Greatest Dad
Justin Bieber was arrested Thursday morning for drag racing, driving while intoxicated, and resisting arrest. Why didn’t the rich young pop star just follow his father’s lead?
lmao. Nice. Way to go. If Jeremy Bieber doesn’t care about his own son’s life, he could at least care for the well being of everyone they fucking endangered by helping his drunk son race down residential streets.
Dumb Racists Outraged That Football Star Richard Sherman Has Something to Say
While I can never claim to be the biggest football fan in the world, I can claim to be a huge, gigantic fan of good ole’ fashioned post-game shit talk. This must be why I love professional wrestling so much.
One of my all-time favorite post-game shit talks will forever be from former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar after he won his first fight. In the final minutes of the fight, he mounts his opponent and pretends he’s riding a bull, complete with ‘air-lasso.’ After the bell, ge takes the mic, says something about going home to have sex with his wife, points down at the giant Bud Light logo on the Octagon mat and says “I’m going home to drink Coors Light because Bud Light don’t pay me.”
UFC was not happy. MMA fans said he “disrespected the sport.” And perhaps he did. But damn was it ENTERTAINING. In the world of professional sports, where people with million dollar salaries take themselves way too seriously doing the job of playing a game, it’s a breathe of fresh air watching an athlete in any sport have true, unabashed fun. This can take the form as a display of raw passion, a snarky comment, or straight-up shit talk.
Yes, much like my post-game trash-talking example in Brock Lesnar, people took to Twitter to attack Richard Sherman for “disrespecting the sport.” Unlike my example though, there was just a little something different with the Richard Sherman reactions. And that something different is race. While someone like Brock Lesnar was just being “disrespectful,” Richard Sherman was being a “disrespectful nigger.”
Not that it matters, but Richard Sherman attended Stanford University. Also, yes that is the Gadsden flag, aka the flag you see at all the Tea Party rallies, as this guy’s Twitter background.
See, I told you it doesn’t matter.
Thank you for apologizing for being a racist first, I guess?
Seems like a lot of racists have an expertise in the area of dictionary definitions of racial slurs.
#NoRacismIntended…lmao what the hell is this? Note: if you have to put this hashtag at the end of your tweet, you know this is fucking racist.
Some racists are a bit more original with their racist thinking than out friend Cody over here…
But I think I know where those four are getting at. You see, there is this weird belief found among racists who refuse to admit that they are racist, that the word ‘nigger’ has actually be redefined! It doesn’t mean ‘black people’ anymore!
Let our friend Cody here (love the name) explain it to you…
Ah-ha! What a big misunderstanding! A ‘nigger’ is different from a ‘typical black guy’, whatever that is! And who said this is so? Cody Milliken, a ‘typical white guy’!
You see? White people are taking the word ‘nigger’ back! Let Dee over here explain further…
Of course, ‘nigger ain’t racist’! And who better describes someone who is ‘lazy and stupid’ then a Stanford graduate pro football player who is headed to the SuperBowl?!
And after this revelation of the ‘true meaning of the word nigger’, Conservatives are still trying to figure out why they can’t get the black vote. After all, it’s just the “internet making fun” of Sherman and, of course, black people are going to pull the race card!
And don’t forget…tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day!
Many of you have been messaging me on here asking when will the next post go up.
The answer is: soon! It’s been a few weeks since the last post and there hasn’t been one yet in 2014. It’s not that there’s been a lack of a-holes to post, it’s just that this is largely a single person run Tumblr and, well, it’s been busy.
ANYWAY, as I prepare the first post of 2014, I have a favor to ask:
In 2013, this Tumblr put racists, sexists, homophobes, classists, and all around shitty people on notice. This Tumblr had posts re-blogged thousands of times, reach tens of thousands of followers, receive millions of unique visitors, and even made the news in larger outlets a few times.
It’s not really about winning an award itself, it’s about bringing the additional eyes to what’s going on here.
Republicans Remember 'Terrorist Commie' Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who emerged as South Africa’s first black President after spending 27 years as a political prisoner, passed away at the age of 95.
While human beings around the planet Earth mourned the loss of a hero, the vile repugnant slime monsters, whom also go by aliases such as "Conservatives," "Republicans," and the "Right Wing" had a different outlook on the passing of a man who changed a nation and inspired a world…
Don’t forget: President Ronald Reagan too thought Nelson Mandela was a terrorist commie. However, as usual, upon realizing history found them on the wrong side at the time, the right wing is now trying to co-opt Nelson Mandela and act as if they were always behind him.
Over on Ted Cruz’s official Facebook page, a post went up in remembrance of Nelson Mandela. However, while the professional right tries to fix their image, the Republican base is more than happy to pull back the curtain and show how true Conservative ‘patriots’ feel about Nelson Mandela…
On Reason.com’s Facebook post, because don’t let Libertarianism fool you into pretending Libertarians are anything anything but right wingers with a “hipster” look to appeal to younger people:
And of course, how can any good Conservative speak of Nelson Mandela without PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA coming to mind! Because, as we all know, Nelson Mandela’s death is all about Obama…
Gotta’ hand it to Shelly for the above comment, she managed to invoke Trayvon Martin in her tweet too!
Did you know that Nelson Mandela died to distract us all from the problems with Obamacare?! Why, let these patriots clue you in!…
However, after all you just saw, I think Fox News contributor Todd Starnes' tweet takes the cake. You see, Todd here was livetweeting President Obama's statement on Nelson Mandela's passing. It seems Obama was a little late to addressing the nation. Todd Starnes was PISSED. How dare Obama disrespect the great Nelson Mandela!…
Todd Starnes must really respect Nelson Mandela, right?
lmao. Check out this tweet from just a year ago where Todd Starnes complains about President Obama…SHOWING NELSON MANDELA SOME RESPECT.
We all know Republicans would have plenty of choice words for a minority social activist partaking in civil disobedience today. But, hey, maybe they let her slide because Rosa Parks is at least partly responsible for the America without racism we enjoy today!
Racism is over, everyone! And to celebrate, the Republican party will continue to to try and pass voter ID laws and keep black people from voting. Yay!
Happy Halloween! Whilst you likely won’t run into any real ghosts or goblins tonight, you will most certainly run into real asshole piece of shit douchebags.
Here are some tips to make sure you’re not a Halloween asshole.
1) Don’t do Blackface.
Blackface is a bad idea. Do not do it.
Want to dress like Lil Wayne? Cool. Don’t do blackface.
Thinking of going as Urkel because you remember the 90s? OK! Thinking of doing blackface because you remember the 1800s? A) You do not remember that time period. B) DO NOT DO BLACKFACE.
An ode to Tupac on Halloween? Sweet. An ode to blackface on Halloween? Very much not sweet.
2) Don’t do blackface if you are a high school football coach.
Serra High School varsity head coach Brian Basteyns and assistant coach Harold Seeley thought dressing up as the Jamaican bobsledding team was a good idea. Sounds like a pretty nice costume to me. Then they added blackface. Don’t do blackface.
3) Don’t do blackface if you’re a celebrity.
Dancer, Singer, Actress Julianne Hough wanted to dress up as "Orange Is the New Black" character Crazy Eyes. Great show! Great character! Sounds like a great idea. Julianne Hough did it in blackface, an absolute terrible atrocious stupid idea.
4) Friends don’t let friends do blackface.
Jeffree Star (middle), who is sort of an online music star wanted to gather his friends and go out dressed as the Spice Girls. Fantastic! …until the friend who gets to be Scary Spice showed up. Do not take pictures in, or with people in, blackface. Do not let your friends do blackface. Do not do blackface.
5) Don’t have a party where people do blackface.
Giampaolo Sgura hosted a fashion party called “Hallowood 2013: Disco Africa.” Many attendees saw this as an open invitation to paint their bodies black…
…and dress like slaves…
…and if you’re famed Italian fashion designer Allesandro Dell’Acqua “Disco Africa” was an open invitation to do “Minstel show” blackface. Don’t do Minstrel show blackface, don’t do blackface.
6) Don’t support your fans doing blackface.
Love the Utah Jazz? Fan of Karl Malone? That’s great. When dressing as him, don’t do blackface. And when running the social media account of an NBA basketball team, don’t support your fans doing blackface.
7) Be original and don’t go out as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. And don’t do blackface.
You will run into many couples on Halloween who think they are original going out as Kanye and Kim. But if you are a couple who absolutely must, DO NOT DO BLACKFACE.
8) Do not fat shame little children.
A North Dakota woman is planning to hand out the above letter instead of candy on Halloween. Do not do this. Fat shaming a child on Halloween, a day most children absolutely adore, will only damage the poor kid. You will not help. You are only being a piece of shit. If you’d like, hand this letter only to people doing blackface.
9) Do not lynch a skeleton wearing an Obama shirt.
A skeleton is a valid Halloween decoration. A skeleton hanging by a noose from a tree is certainly taking it to the next level. A skeleton hanging by a noose from a tree while wearing an Obama t-shirt? George Vucelich, you are racist. (And you seem like someone who would likely find nothing wrong with blackface.)
10) Don’t attack Trick-or-Treat’ers with racial slurs. In person or on the Internet.
David Spondike is a high school teacher. He is also definitely a racist. (Also, reminder, as someone who seems like he might need one: don’t do blackface.)
11) Trayvon Martin is not a Halloween costume. Also, don’t do blackface.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a self-proclaimed comedian like Ryan Maher…
…or in a band like Jason Schwartz.
Trayvon Martin is not a Halloween costume. Don’t do it and don’t do blackface.
If you’re smart enough to not dress up as Trayvon Martin and do blackface for Halloween, also be smart enough to not say you did like Jamie on Twitter above did.
If you are wondering who the intelligent people in the picture above actually are…
…it’s William Filene dress as Trayvon, Greg Cimeno as George Zimmerman, and Caitlin Cimeno as “Robin Da Hood” (whatever that is.) Don’t be stupid. Don’t be a shit head. Don’t “dress up” as Trayvon Martin. Don’t do blackface. Don’t be racist.
12) Don’t be a racist. Don’t do blackface.
"I’m not racist! It’s just a costume!" is the cry you will likely hear from people doing blackface. Remeber, Caitlin Cemno from the Facebook screenshot above? She too probably doesn’t think blackface is racist.
Here is another one of her Facebook posts:
"The little girl is wearing a shirt that says ‘black girls rock’. First of all, sorry Hun but mommy lied to you & secondly if I was wearing a shirt that said something like the truth "white girl rock" I would be stared at and called a racist cracker."
If that’s not enough to convince you that blackface is racist, here’s a girl who wore blackface as her Halloween costume.
I received this in an email from Tumblr today, which reminded me…
One year ago today, while hunkered down, waiting for Hurricane Sandy to pass over New York City, I began the Public Shaming blog on Tumblr. It began with retweets on Twitter and needing a place to post screenshots of the tweets that were being deleted.
Baseball Bigots Attack Kolten Wong, Koji Uehara at End of World Series Game 4
Last night, in Game 4 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, fans witnessed a game-ending…pickoff. Yes, how anticlimactic…but it is a first! Red Sox closer Koji Uehara caught Cardinals pinch-runner Kolten Wong and he was picked off at first base.
woah woah woah. Wait a minute…
Did you see those two names?
And as you’ve probably guessed by this point, the intelligentsia that is America’s sports fan had something to say FOREIGNERS playing America’s game.
Note #1: These tweets come from Boston and St. Louis fans alike.
Note #2: The Red Sox’s Koji Uehara is Japanese. The Cardinals’ Kolten Wong is…Hawaiian.
And now, it is time for…racist amateur comedy hour!
#asianjoke! So funny that you had to clarify it was a joke because you were worried you’d come off sounding racist.
P.S. You still sound like a racist!
haha. Word play and Jeopardy humor! So edgy and current.
haha. Do you get it now? His last name is Wong. It sounds like ‘wrong’!
If comedy performed by bigots isn’t your kind of humor, maybe you’ll enjoy racist dolts who tried to scrub their comments, but as you’ll see…were quite unsuccessful! Thanks to @BestFansStLouis on Twitter for pointing these ones out:
And now for some of the wonderful comments directed towards Koji Uehara. Remember, I said these tweets come from Boston and St. Louis fans alike…
Ah, “zipperhead.” What a lovely term of endearment for a human being you’re cheering for!
But, shockingly, perhaps none of these tweets are as astoundingly dumb as following Twitter comment thread from Turner over here…
Turner: “A-HA! He’s half Chinese! HA! MY BIGOTRY WAS (at least partially) CORRECT! Now, don’t YOU feel stupid now!”
Thankfully, the following person was a bit disturbed by all the hate directed towards people of Asian descent, so he spreads the hate out a bit…
Bigots Pissed Their Favorite Baseball Teams Don't Want Them to Bully LGBT Youth
October 17th, 2013 marked the fourth annual Spirit Day, a day where purple is worn to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying.
This year, the MLB and it’s teams worked with GLAAD to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. Very cool!
But, not *everyone* thought it was cool. In fact, @FanSince09 on Twitter pointed out a number of losers who were downright not cool with being told they couldn’t bully gay teens. They were so not cool with it, they had to let their favorite teams know!
The Minnesota Twins:
Boston Red Sox:
Apparently this anti-bullying cause is not an anti-bulling cause because…LGBT kids?
"Can’t we keep the gays out of "America’s game" (just like I’d like to keep the gays out of America in general)"
But, hey, New York. Quit mocking your rivals over in Boston. You Yankees fans also have homophobes in your ranks:
You gotta believe the same goes for you too, Mets fans:
I also support dad who don’t have that shit you have on your chin, Rick. So, I hope you don’t have any children.
BTW. RIP, Baltimore, apparently.
St. Louis Cardinals:
Brad believes you can treat an LGBT child like shit as long as you do it with a bible in your hand and Jesus in your heart.
Matt here is a damn idiot.
"Since when did baseball teams become sissies" asks head in the clouds.
Tampa Bay Rays:
Chicago White Sox:
"what about the poor Christians?"
Assholes aren’t unique to baseball fans, though. Here’s what happened when NHL teams had the audacity to support LGBT youth:
New Jersey Devils:
And there you have it. A bunch of whiny hate-filled assholes crying about no longer being fans of “their team” due to “their team’s” support for NOT bullying LGBT KIDS. Maybe if every sports team gets behind causes like Spirit Day, we can push these bigots out of sports all together.
I leave you with this Twitter thread which continues to first tweet I posted, featuring Tim of Zieroth. It’s too good to not put in here.
Right Wing Blames Obama For Vietnam Veteran Arrests, Discover That's False, Trash Vets
Vietnam veterans were arrested at the NYC memorial on Monday night, October 7th. Was this by the hand of the tyrannical overlord dictator Barack HUSSEIN Obama? I mean, we all know since the government shutdown (incidentally, caused by the Republican party) has closed various federal property, some World War II veterans have had to break through barracades in protest of the shutdown to visit their memorials.
The answer is no. Obama did not order the arrest of Vietnam veterans in NYC. These veterans weren’t even protesting the shutdown. They were arrested by the NYPD while demonstrating against the Afghanistan war on it’s 12th anniversary. In fact, the memorial they were in isn’t even federal land, it’s a privately owned space. They were being arrested, which is what they wanted mind you, because they would not leave after the 10pm park curfew.
And while I’m all for the right wing inadvertently taking up one of Occupy Wall Street’s causes of giving the people access to public spaces, the Conservative pundits couldn’t help but straight up lie and attack Obama for the Vietnam veterans’ arrests:
Here is the Red Nation Rising org. tweeting about it:
"Popular" right wing blogger RBPundit:
Townhall’s political editor and Fox News contributor, radio host Guy Benson, tweeting what he probably believes are edgy, well thought out hashtags:
Here is Warner Thuston of the digital toilet paper company known as Breitbart:
"Political pundit" Leigh Patrick Sullivan:
A Texas Tea Party organization:
Oh, and lying to his constituents, here is an actual elected official, Tennessee State Senator Frank Niceley:
When you get lying Conservative state senators and right wing pundits who sadly have infiltrated and brainwashed the minds of many, many people, these people end up believing what they hear without so much as doing a Google search to see if what they’re hearing is the truth…
The ironic thing about that last tweet is ONE right wing site, RedState, did decide to do a little research on the story of Vietnam veterans who were arrested. And what they discovered was that the Vietnam veterans didn’t fit into their right wing narrative as they were “anti-war liberals”…so they THEY TURNED ON THE VETERANS:
Of course, their readers ate it right up:
If you’re a veteran protesting the government shutdown and the right wing can twist what you’re doing to attack President Obama, you’re a heroic, patriotic American.
If you’re a veteran protesting the wars because you’re sick of seeing your family, friends, fellow citizens, and innocent civilians die, the right wing says fuck you, you’re a dirty anti-war leftist commie.
People, Who Will Soon Be Visited By the Secret Service, Would Like President Obama Assassinated Over the Government Shutdown
In an attempt to defund Obamacare and stop affordable healthcare from falling into the hands of Americans, Republicans are holding the United States at ransom. As of midnight October 1st, 2013, the U.S. entered it’s first government shutdown in 17 years.
Congress failed to pass a bill authorizing sufficient funds for government operations, so a number of government services have been shutdown. But, of course, if you’re an ignorant buffoon who has no idea how the government works you BLAME OBAMA. And if you’re an ignorant buffoon who is also a huge dumbass, you call for the ASSASSINATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Here are a slew of people who will probably be getting a visit from the Secret Service pretty soon.
P.S. The Secret Service is not furloughed.
"I just want you dead…NOTHING PERSONAL!"
lmao. “This government situation.” Spoken like a true ignoramus who has not a clue what they’re talking about.
Well, Brendon and Britney, you already threw out the ASSASSINATION card so I’m not quite sure what you’re “or something” could possibly even be.
Nothing like the assassination of a President to brighten a country’s day! Right JoJo, ya’ screwball?
Sara: “Yeah. I’m not asking for too much, you know ,throwing this out there…assassinate the President, JUST SAYING.”
Finally! Mikey answers the calls of “can someon assassinate the President?” and steps up to the plate and just says HE will do it. Mikey also has the honor of skipping right to the front of the line of people the Secret Service will soon pay a visit to!
Nice photo, Amy.
Ari here is talking about how Obama called Republicans “deadbeats” for refusing to pay their bills. lmao. ”Are you fucking kidding me?” That is literally the dictionary definition of a “deadbeat.”
Watch out, people! This is Ronda Don’t Give A Fuck we got tweetin’ here!
Your brother’s rink is closed? Oh the humanity! There are people with family’s who won’t get paid, there are 30 kids with cancer whose trial cancer treatments were cancelled, but FUCK ME, your bro can’t play some ice hockey!?
…and fuck me again, NOT ELLEN!
haha! You’re right “Fadedd WhiteBoy!” How dumb of Obama to have no clue what a government shutdown is and call for the assassination of the President of the United States! Doesn’t Obama know he’s about to get a visit from the Secret Service? You so dumb, Obama!
Honestly, how the hell does someone have a problem with Michelle Obama?
Yes, I watch a little America’s Got Talent. I’m a sucker for variety type shows. This year’s finalists brought us a singer, an opera group, a young magician, a comedian, a country musician, and a dancer. Variety!
Last night, America voted for the talent they wanted to win and the dancer, Kenichi Ebina, won. Anyone watching the show, even just every now and then like I was, knew this guy was the favorite to win. Hell, when I watch, I want a comedian, ANY comedian, to win it. And even with Taylor Williamson, the comedian, in the finals, I was saying it would be completely deserving if Kenichi won. And I love comedy and know little to nothing about dance! This guy Kenichi was just that good.
Right before the winner was announced, AGT showed a video package about the finalists. I’m not sure if they mentioned this earlier in the show and I missed it, but when telling Kenichi’s story, they mentioned his family was ‘back in Japan.’ My initial reaction was “Good for this dude” followed by “Ohhh boy…” as I realized what this would mean if he did indeed win.
And win he did do. And, like clockwork, the Internet filled itself with crap.
lmao @ this whole tweet. But, I’d like to specifically point out “the rules” part. You’ll see a lot of this and unsurprisingly these people don’t know shit about “the rules.” If you take a look at the rules of America’s Got Talent any American citizen or person legally in the country or with a valid work visa can partake in the competition. Also, holy shit, do you think a gigantic television competition would let an ineligible competitor make it all the way to finals without checking if he’s able to partake in the show in the first place?
#TheJap, surprisingly not a very popular Twitter hashtag.
What a day!
Yeah, leave it to the majority of American’s who voted to go ahead and not base their vote on bigotry. GOD.
Can’t have one of these posts without the obligatory THANKS OBAMA.
"The evil foreigner is stealing the money he fairly won!"
This definitely not Native American woman who’d like to send the guy back to Japan. Yeah, Janet “HOOD” alright.
There’s this guy who compares the Japanese guy winning with the DOGS who won the last time.
Let’s not forget the large group of people who need to brush up on their racial slurs. Guys, come on. As racist bigots, you should know the slur “chink” is usually reserved for people of Chinese background…
You just had to throw in a completely random, nonsensical Miss America reference too, Shauna, didn’t you?
Oh, yeah. We are talking about a Japanese person here…you DIDN’T FORGET PEARL HARBOR NOW, DID YOU!?
Poor Casey. The talented Japanese man is taking the American Dream away from the bigoted white schlub.
"What has our country came too?!?!" How dare they vote for the person with the most talent in a talent competition!
And of course there was a slew of the always original THIS IS AMERICA tweet, in the form of THIS IS AMERICA’s Got Talent, not JAPAN’s Got Talent tweets. Here’s just a few…
Cody seems to be a popular name for xenophobes.
Ah, the #GoHome tweets. And geography master Jessie here would send Kenichi to the wrong country. Whatever, though! Japan, China…it’s all the same, right?!
In joining the Cody’s, Colton has just reminded me! Coming up next…people who think speaking English is somehow American!
But, don’t worry Kenichi. You weren’t the only contestant to get shit from Americans over the language you speak.
Here are a couple tweets from those who were pissed that English-speaking singing trio Forte sang in a language other than English…
And why did Forte sing in some sort of foreign language?
BECAUSE THEY WERE A DAMN OPERA GROUP.
I take solace in the fact that the winner of this competition is based on how viewers vote, so this time at least these people are the minority. But, HOLY SHIT, AMERICA.
However, it seems like some of these Americans figured out Nina’s actual ethnicity is Indian, as if that made a difference in the first place…
Again now, Miss America was born in Syracuse, New York.
lmao. (P.S. Before you start angrily typing away at me, this person is not joking. In another tweet she complains about Miss America’s “indian dance” not being uh…AMERICA.)
Someone get Melanie a barf bag. Seeing a brown person succeed at something makes her sick.
Speaking of vomit, here’s a few tweets from some fine people who believe people of Indian background are nothing more than stereotypes, from snake charmers to working at 7-11:
You sure are “One Proud Honkie,” aren’t you Matt?
And if you’re wondering where that random P.F. Changs mention is coming from, wonder no longer! Apparently, people of America, world renowned for their excellent knowledge of geography, are unaware that India is a part of the continent of Asia. So, these people actually believe that she is Indian AND Asian (as in your stereotypical American vision of what being Asian looks like: Chinese, Korean, etc.).
lmao. This dude is really confused.
Ah, yes. Where ARE the white women at in the Miss America pageant? It’s not like white women were the only race allowed to participate in Miss America for almost 50 years!
Apparently, to these shmucks, looking like a Muslim and/or Arab is just as bad (or, for most if not all of them, synonymous with the word terrorist.)
It’s AN arab (and she’s not even arab.)
Miss New York Nina Davuluri performed a Bollywood dance at Miss America, but Egypt, India…eh! What’s the difference?!
And now the brilliant Muslim tweets. P.S. Islam is a religion, how the fuck does someone LOOK Muslim? (Their answer: NON-WHITE SKIN!)
No, it is not ironic Kara and Aaron because Muslims can be New Yorkers too and not every Muslim is defined by a few people just like not ever white person is defined by your stupid, ignorant asses.
Yes, Bradley. This is exactly how the Muslim Brotherhood planned it all out. Rise to power in Egypt, only to be overthrown and viciously slaughtered in a coup, followed by winning Miss America. SUCCESS!
A Collection of Brands Who Did Not Forget to "Remember" (to Sell Their Products) on 9/11
Attention BRANDS: September 11th is not an opportunity to market your business.
If you run a business, it’s tempting to use “current events and trends” to market your company. Everyone is talking about the power going out at the Super Bowl? Hardy-har-har nice one, Oreo! Miley Cyrus twerking is going viral? You’ll look dumb, but feel free to share that pointless video of your employees twerking at a meeting! It’s the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks? Well just…YOU STOP RIGHT THERE.
Here is a small collection of what you’ll look like if you try to use 9/11 to promote your brand:
If you read the tweets themselves, none of these are bad. But then, look at who they’re coming from. Why is a diaper, a lobster, a waffle, and a chicken sandwich that hates gay people tweeting this? It’s tacky. And that’s just a small sample!
If you are a CEO at a company and you absolutely must let the working class peons whom you reap your profits from know that you are not only incredibly rich, but extremely patriotic, why not tweet your message from your personal account? Wouldn’t it be much nicer to know that this is coming from an actual person than some faceless corporation? And, if you do go this route, make sure you do not pull a Donald Trump…
…and make you 9/11 tweet all about yourself…
…and definitely don’t retweet people using 9/11 to feed into your ego that if only YOU were President, people would not have DIED 12 years ago.
Another thing you should definitely not do is use 9/11 to outright promote your business.
For example, shaving the NYC skyline into a horse to promote your equine company may be nice way to drum up business other day of the year, but perhaps the twin towers displayed on a horses butt comes off a bit tasteless on 9/11.
I’m not sure what AT&T was thinking with this, one of the absolute worst examples from today of using 9/11 to promote your company. How about not sticking your smartphone in our face, blocking the view of the Tribute in Lights.
But, after deleting the above tweet, at least AT&T apologized…
Oh wait, there it is again, the non-apology apology. Sorry IF YOU were offended.
Other deleted tweets from today’s amazing day of promoting brand awareness…
The Los Angeles Lakers taking a moment to remind us to NEVER FORGET Kobe Bryant.
The Phoenix Suns paying tribute to all the moon-men who we lost on September 11th.
And HBO reminds us to watch the NYC adventures of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City.
Oh, and don’t forget to watch Blue Bloods on CBS too.
Now, again, all these are pretty bad. But some companies went even further. Perhaps they felt they weren’t taking full advantage of all the ways to properly monetize the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. So, what do they do? Why, hold a 9/11 SALE, of course!
Tumbledown Trails offered to take you golfing on 9/11 for the low, low price of…$9.11! For an extra slap in the face, their second offer isn’t even a deal!
The Starkville Daily News is also giving you the chance to subscribe to their wonderful newspaper for the discount price of $9.11 a month.
But, perhaps the most offending of the “offline” deals was this one from the Marriott…
Remember (the complimentary coffee and mini muffins we’ll provide you for an entire 30 minutes on) 9/11.
Over on the world wide web, the 9/11 Never Forget Bargain Bin was in full swing. Here’s a sample of an assortment of random deals playing off the 9/11 anniversary…
One attempt at using September 11th to promote your brand, however, stands out from the rest of the pack. I bring you “Genco Peptides” amazing offer…
That number, of course, does not include the first responders who lost their lives due to health problems nor does it include the thousands of American soldiers or hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans who died from the subsequent wars. But I guess THAT deal would have been a bit too much.
Full-Time Sexist, Misogynistic, Libertarian Jerk Has Side Gig as Business Insider CTO
Meet Pax Dickinson. He’s the Chief Technology Officer at Business Insider, a fast growing tech news website. The CTO is a pretty high-level position. They are pretty much responsible for the technology side of a business.
Along with being the CTO of a large web company, Pax Dickinson just happens to also be a mega sexist asshole.
No, scratch that. Pax Dickinson is a mega sexist asshole, who just happens to be the CTO of a large web company.
Cool shades, tech bro.
At first glance, Pax Dickinson just seems to be your classic straight white male brogrammer. Perhaps he’s casually sexist; come on lighten up and take a joke, ladies; and believes that there is absolutely no gender problem in the tech world. It’s not his fault girls are into girly things and don’t have an interest in learning manly code.
It seems like sometime in the past 24 hours, Pax Dickinson discovered the online outrage over Titstare dot com, the app that was presented at TechCrunch Disrupt yesterday that encourages man to take creepshots of themselves staring at tits. Pax Dickinson did not take kindly to the claims that this app, which he has no connection to whatsoever and one could assume it’s sort of odd someone with no vested interest in the damn thing would take to heart such claims, was sexist and misogynistic.
Look at the grown man say thinks such as it’s OK to “not take a woman seriously” and “enjoy boobies.”
As you can imagine, the rant of a sexist madmen who holds a high position at a growing web company in an industry that runs rampant with misogyny caught the attention of many people on Twitter.
So, while Pax Dickinson was busy being an Internet tough guy, my fingers went ahead and looked through Pax Dickinson’s 4 year plus Twitter history. I thought, there is no way this guy who says acts of sexism and misogyny are not, in fact, acts of sexism and misogyny would actually partake in even more blatant acts of sexism and misogyny. There is NO WAY.
Ooo, look! He’s homophobic and classist too!
Now, you may have seen some of these tweets on Valleywag or on Twitter. But, come on, that’s it? WE HAVE TO GO DEEPER, PEOPLE. Deep, deep into the history of one Pax Dickinson’s Twitter history. And when you do, you find this…
P.S. As you can see from this tweet, and to no surprise whatsoever, our sexist tech bro Pax Dickinson, is also a freedom and liberty (for privileged straight white males) libertarian.
This tweet is especially funny juxtaposed with his tweet about starting a family on minimum wage. The libertarian mind doth not think very much.
As you read this next tweet, remember Pax Dickinson is a CTO at a tech company and the tech industry certainly does not have a gender problem…
And while Business Insider doesn’t seem to care that Pax Dickinson says these things as the CTO of their company, I leave you with this…
Pax Dickinson, perhaps realizing he went too far, followed that tweet with this…
Pax Dickinson: CTO of Businesser Insider, tech bro, and proof that libertarianism is a scourge.
Ha! And to think people say the tech industry has a gender problem!
In case that presentation full of ever-so-witty breast puns didn’t quite explain what Titstare is, it’s an app where men can upload pics of themselves taking a gander at a pair of titties! WONDERFUL! Plus, the app was unveiled at very professional business event TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 Startup Conference. The very same TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 Startup Conference where a 9-year-old girl is presenting her startup too!
After Valleywag posted about Titstare and the online uproar that ensued, the Titstare guys took to Twitter to apologize with the classic non-apology:
The app isn’t sexist because it was INTENTIONALLY done to be sexist. And their approach to Titstare was “funny” and “silly.” So, lighten up people! Pshhh, WOMEN AND WHITE KNIGHTS JUST CAN’T TAKE A JOKE.
Just let boys be boys! How dare you try to change these sexist men?
There’s MOVIES! TV! MAGAZINES! And don’t forget PORN! Why are those things allow to be “sexualized” but the tech startup world can’t be?! Regardless of the fact that they’re all completely separate industries, let’s begin and end with the fact that the women are the one’s choosing to be in movies, TV, magazines, and porn. Which is not at all the same as, you know, an app like Titstare where men are being encouraged to take creepy shots of unwilling, many times unaware female participants.
Over on Twitter, thankfully, the majority seem to be very against the Titstare app. However, if you do a Twitter search of #Titstare, there seems to be a very unhappy person(s) using dozens of dummy accounts to spam the hashtag with this message:
"Titstare is awesome. Stop hating you feminazis (or white knights) and take a joke" says the courageous fake Twitter accounts.
GhettoTracker.com (Now GoodPartofTown.com): The Racist Internet Tech Startup
The tech startup Silicon Valley world is always looking for (first world) problems to solve. This latest tech startup to launch seems to have solved the latest problem we all seem to struggle with…how can white people avoid minorities and/or the poor when traveling?
I know what you’re thinking…”You mean finally? My prayers have been answered?”
And the answer to that is, yes! Enter GhettoTracker.com! Thanks be to Zuck!
Now, of course, whomever created this website doesn’t want you to think that’s what the site is for. (Blatant) racism is bad for business! But, it’s pretty obvious what the website is saying: the name of the site IS “GHETTO TRACKER.” I mean, just look at the white family on their about page! What the website’s founder(s) what you to to know is the site is really supposed to be a place where anyone can go and avoid “bad neighborhoods.”
Now, one might think this sounds like a good startup idea, GhettoTracker.com does not base anything on, you know, actual crime statistics of hard data. Anyone, anywhere, can just rate whatever neighborhood they want based on preconceived notions. Hell, one of the first comments on the YCombinator (a tech startup Reddit-like site) was this:
This person has probably never even been to Compton! But what some see as “racism,” some in the tech community see judging people and places based on stereotypes and prejudice as a “dream job”…
haha, yes, “Great minds think alike.”
Now, I know there are some of you (white people) out there that may see the name GHETTO TRACKER as maybe just a kitschy marketing ploy. “The person(s) who founded this website meant no harm! They’re trying to do good!” some may say. “They even changed the name of the website!”:
"Good Part of Town" you may say. "See! They meant no harm!" Yes, they even changed the photo of the white family so that when you refresh the about page it could also show a black family, a Latino family, and an old (white) couple! "Aha! You were reaching, Public Shaming!"
Well, then, allow me to present to you GhettoTracker’s now deleted Twitter and Facebook page as evidence:
GoodPartofTown’s Twitter page has this nice slogan:
But when they were known as GhettoTracker, their Twitter page said this:
And, it gets even worse. MUCH WORSE. I present to you a collection of their posts on the now deleted GhettoTracker Facebook page:
Yeah, you can stop pretending this site could “possibly” be racist. It is. And you can pick your jaw up off of the floor now.
If you go to GoodPartofTown as of Wednesday evening, the website now says this:
And while you may think the racist who created this racist website may have learnt his lesson, I present to you this line from the now deleted “apology from the founder”:
"The original name of this website was Ghetto Tracker and that apparently upset some people"
The classic non-apology: Sorry that YOU were offended.
You can check out an email “explanation” from the creator of GhettoTracker.com/GoodPartofTown.com at Gawker.
GhettoTracker.com…totally not racist (but went ahead and deleted this thing we took the time to create anyway.)
A Collection of the Dumbest Things Said and Done on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was on this day, 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I had a dream…” speech.
As you can assume, being that this is *of course* a post-racial America, the American people commemorated this milestone anniversary with respectful intellectual discussion on race, equality, and more.
lolololol. Yeah, ok, sadly that did not happen. I now bring you the very worst that was brought out on this day, 50 years later:
Fox News Invokes “Problematic Rap Music” to Discuss 50th Anniversary of March on Washington Because BLACK PEOPLE!
That is not a photoshop. It is an actual segment that actually happened on Fox News the day before the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. This is dog-whistle politics at it’s best, folks! And besides that mixtape Martin Luther King Jr. dropped a few decades ago, you may be wondering what the March on Washington and rap have to do with each other? Well, black people, duh!
TV Channel Uses MLK to Promote Golf
"Five holes ago, a great golfer…" Yeah. How about no? It seems like the geniuses over at the GOLF CHANNEL thought using Martin Luther King Jr. to market their product was a great idea. Well, I had a dream that staff over at the Golf Channel felt immense shame and regret for this dumb tweet. While they have since deleted the tweet, I doubt my dream came true as they have yet to put out a statement or even acknowledge the tweet.
Macklemore, the Rapper, and Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Leader, Are So Similar You Guys
This photo hit my Twitter feed today. I’ve seen a lot of shit on the Internet that turned out to be fake but I can assure you this is real. In fact, if you’d actually like to read this “piece” you can read the thing here. I would just like to add this. While this writer argues that there are parallels between straight white male rapper living in 2013, Macklemore, and black civil rights leader living during segregation, Martin Luther King Jr. I would just like to state that MLK NEVER had the honor of working with Ryan Lewis. Or maybe I’m wrong and Ryan Lewis is the connection between rap and the March on Washington that Fox News uncovered.
Right Wing Fox News Pundit Interrupts Civil Rights Leader with a GUNSHOT
Listen to the clip above. What better way to cut off a civil rights leader’s speech then with a gunshot? That’s exactly what Fox News’ Laura Ingraham did when she played a bit of audio from civil rights icon and current Congressman John Lewis’ March on Washington speech. It’s not like a civil rights leader has ever been assassinated.
But, wait! Laura Ingraham gave batshit crazy right wing news site Newsbusters a statement on this whole silly thing…
…and boy were us idiot leftists dead wrong!
My producers and I have used this blow up effect to interrupt windbags…
Ah the old “it’s not a gunshot, it’s an explosion!” defense. How silly of us to think it was a gun going off, when it was really a bomb blowing up! If you’re like to read the rest of her ridiculous statement, it’s here.
Conservatives Really Have No Clue Who the Hell Martin Luther King Jr. Was
Obama spoke at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The right wing attacked his speech for being socialist, for invoking words of class warfare like income inequality.
The only problem?
Obama was literally quoting Martin Luther King Jr. verbatim.
You see, MLK was more like the imaginary class warfare socialist leftist Obama the right wing has created in their little minds than actual real life Barack Obama is. Many forget the March on Washington was not just for “freedom,” but for jobs too. You see, Martin Luther King Jr. fought for not only social equality, but economic equality too. MLK gave what would be his last speech to striking sanitation workers!
But, don’t tell these folks that…
By the way, here’s just one of the things MLK said about capitalism:
"It started out with a noble and high motive, viz, to block the trade monopolies of nobles, but like most human system it fail victim to the very thing it was revolting against. So today capitalism has outlived its usefulness."
lmao. Maybe y’all should read a little about Martin Luther King Jr. There’s much, much more to him beyond the “I had a dream…” speech.
Right Wing ‘News’ Websites Upset Over Google Doodle Because Black People All Look the Same to Them
The Daily Caller and Twitchy both posted similar stories concerning Google’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington doodle. For those unfamiliar with the two websites, they are Conservative “news” sites, run by Tucker Carlson and Michelle Malkin, respectively. The fact that Carlson or Malkin are able to run any sort of publication and call it “news” is a crime against humanity. (Interesting note on Twitchy: right wingers have called this very blog a “leftist” Twitchy and honestly being called a “Twitchy anything” has made me consider just shutting it all down.)
ANYWAY, back to the stories they both posted. Apparently, a Google Doodle has pissed off Conservatives ONCE AGAIN. Let’s take a look at a little of what the Daily Caller posted:
Yes, that’s right. Take a look at the Google Doodle again. Now, re-read what their problem with it is and why they’re calling it “Obama-worship.”
"Did MLK’s ears look like that?"
The right wing is seriously arguing that because of how Martin Luther King Jr.’s EARS look in this drawing, Google is trying to subliminally promote PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.
"That drawing of a black man has ears! It MUST BE noted ear-ed black man, Barack Obama!"
I wish everything in this post was some sort of terrible, horrific nightmare of a dream. But, it’s not. Do not attempt to wake yourself up. The stupidity is real.
Update: I usually don’t update these besides maybe a typo here or there. I certainly don’t usually update this long after a post goes up. But, SHIT. I had to add THIS REDDIT POST.
Polling folks on Twitter is always a good idea (read: almost never a good idea). The question is usually dumb or the answers are usually dumb or usually both. Basically just don’t ask dumb people on Twitter your dumb questions, OK? If you want to see one of the masters of asking dumb Twitter questions, check out Nancy Grace.
Well, Nancy Grace has now finally been topped. And she’s been topped by the mustachioed Nancy Grace himself, Dr. Phil…
Hey, @DrPhil! What you’re asking is “If a girl is drink, is it OK to RAPE her?” And NO, it is not ‘OK’ to RAPE. This should not be a “YES” or “NO” question, you Kid Rock loving buffoon.
A spokesperson for Dr. Phil later put out this statement:
"This tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic. It was not intended to be taken lightly. It’s based upon a recent news story, hence the #teensaccused label."
The statement basically says, the tweet was phrased as a question and had a special hashtag, so of course Dr. Phil is not cool with rape!
The spokesperson later added:
"This tweet was intended to evoke discussion leading into a very serious show topic based upon a recent news story, hence the #teensaccused label. It was a poll question, not a statement or a joke. As he has maintained over many years, Dr. Phil believes that the position of those incapacitated in any fashion; be it drugs, alcohol, age or mental illness can not and do not have the capacity to give their consent to anything, especially sex, which could have life changing repercussions. This was a research post in preparation for a show, not a personal post and Dr. Phil deleted it the second he saw it. It was clearly ill-advised. We sincerely apologize that it suggested anything other than what was intended, data gathering. As you can imagine, Dr. Phil is very upset that this happened."
Dr. Phil is very upset, people! He was just trolling for responses that would equal ratings for a segment he was working on. Plus, he deleted the tweet! He is no way supports rape or rape culture. Is that really what you all think?!
Hmm, wait a minute. Maybe Dr Phil is right…polls aren’t such a bad idea! Lets take a poll! Is Dr. Phil an idiot for posing a question asking if it’s OK to rape?
Actor Kal Penn Supports Racial Profiling (As Long As He's Not the One Being Profiled)
Some of you may know actor Kal Penn from the Harold & Kumar movie series. For those who loved his stupid stoner character, Kumar, I’m sorry to do this to you. But from now on, you will probably forever know Kal Penn as the stop-and-frisk supporting racist.
For those unfamiliar with stop-and-frisk, it is a practice supported by NYC Mayor Bloomberg where the NYPD can basically stop and frisk anyone in the city of New York. Literally. You do not have to be doing anything wrong. A police officer can just chose to tell you to put your hands up against the wall and look through your shirts, pants, etc. Almost nine out of every 10 people stop and frisked are found to be innocent and 87 PERCENT of all those stop and frisked are black or Latino. In fact, more black men have been stop-and-frisked than the number of black men that LIVE in NYC. It is, without a doubt, a racist program. And this week a judge found the NYC stop-and-frisk program to be unconstitutional.
You would think Kal Penn, being a person of color, would have been happy to hear that a program that practices racial profiling would be put to an end. Either you thought very wrong or Kal Penn is very high.
It pains me to see anyone agree with Mike Bloomberg on such issues. Under billionaire Mayor Mike Bloomberg, New York City has become increasingly unequal. But, ok. I guess it’s not all that surprising that someone of wealth and status would support someone else of wealth and status. I also didn’t read Bloomberg’s piece. Fine! Maybe there’s more to it…
Yuck. No phrase makes me cringe quite like “activist judges.” It’s become a right wing talking point and a way for many to simply attack a judge for coming to a decision they don’t agree with. And, of course, you’ll never hear noted Conservative judges like Antonin Scalia being called an “activist judge.” Kal Penn could have left it right here and I would have already completely changed my view of Kal Penn. But, he didn’t!
So, because Kal Penn was once mugged, back in 2010 in DC, everyone must now be treated like a criminal? Funny enough, in 2011, Kal Penn gave an interview where he spoke out against racial profiling at the airport because he was profiled and it happens to “almost every brown dude I know.” He also added, “it goes against the notion that something like that makes us safer.”
If the fact Kal Penn is a stop-and-frisk supporting hypocrite wasn’t bad enough, here comes the kicker.
Kal Penn not only supports stop-and-frisk, he specifically supports the racial profiling aspect of it because BLACK PEOPLE COMMIT CRIMES! Kal Penn was once mugged, so now all black and Latino people must be treated as potential muggers.
Kal Penn brushes off the fact that statistics don’t back this. Kal Penn brushes off the fact that crime was dropping in NYC before the stop-and-frisk program was implemented. Crime is also dropping in other major cities that do not have a stop-and-frisk program.
Kal Penn does not feel safer when you stop him at an airport. Come on, he’s no terrorist, guys! That’s racial profiling! But blacks and Latinos? They’re the criminals. And Kal Penn fully supports racial profiling as long as he’s not the one being profiled.
I can’t wait to hear what he has to say about drone strikes!