October 30, 2008

post-racial racialism, 2




a kid’ll eat the middle of an Oreo first, and save the chocolate cookie outside for last. So he can oppress it, or dunk it in milk as a show of power. The tiny white devil…

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I admit, this one left me nearly speechless. And given my studies of racialism and structural / critical race theory, that ain’t easy to do:

Hans Bader informs us that Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, “Obama’s top advisor on race issues, explains that since Obama is ‘biracial,’ his election won’t prove that racism has receded. White America won’t vote for blacks, Ogletree argues, and Obama’s election is possible only because he’s partly white.”

Hear that, you guilt ridden, milquetoast wannabe post racialists? Vote for Obama and you’re still not absolved of your filthy racism.

Because it turns out that all you’re doing is voting for Obama’s white part.

There is no escaping your bigotry. There can be no racial reconciliation. “Post-racialism” means perpetual racial grievance mongering, and an effort to completely invert the supposed institutionalized racism in this country to favor the perpetually (and quite cynically) oppressed.

– All of which shows my perspicacity. That being evident, as you’ll no doubt recall, in my promise not to vote for Obama because he’s not black enough.

ONCE YOU GO BARACK, YOU NEVER GO BLACK! DOLEMITE/PALIN 2012!

Oh, then there’s this:

Bader also points out that the “ABA Journal predicts that Ogletree, who has long advocated race-based reparations, will be the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Rights Division during the Obama administration.” Maybe race-based reparations will be another way to “spread the wealth”?

Obama, naturally, would only receive half a cut.

God help us all, everyone.

(h/t kelly)

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Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:24pm
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Comments (164)

  1. You usually ask for an “amen” at this point. WTF?

  2. Yeah, figured this one would bring a twitch to your eye. We are in for a world of hurt, no matter who wins. Obama = circling the great Socialist Drain. McCain = riots in the streets.

    Time to go John Galt.

  3. Oh. Well you have to be a racist. Otherwise arguments would have to be made, and to be fair it’s really hard to sell “we are going to take your stuff and give it to others”. So cracker you are and cracker you will always be.

  4. Please. They’re never gonna give up while Jesse Jackson has some cracka to extort. For teh children.

  5. I think Bader is onto something. Baracky’s pulling about (a little under) half the vote of the population. He’s (about) HALF white.

    Think about it.

    Did anyone catch Charles Barkely’s deep thoughts? He’d know what I’m talking about.

  6. This Navigating The Seas Of Raci[ali]sm is hard, goldurnit. Good thing I got my guns and God to cling to — bitterly, of course.

  7. Yeah, figured this one would bring a twitch to your eye. We are in for a world of hurt, no matter who wins. Obama = circling the great Socialist Drain. McCain = riots in the streets.

    Remember the Great Negro Riots of 1984 and 1988 when Jesse Jackson lost the Democratic Nomination? That was fucking horrible. OMG remember the Great Tennessee Negro Pillage of 2006 when Harold Ford, Jr. lost that senate race? That was insane. I could smell the smoke all the way up here in Baltimore. Let’s not even talk about Cynthia McKinney’s devastating loss. That riot made Sherman’s March look like a friendly walking tour.

    I say we call out the National Guard right now. Those heathens will probably start looting as soon as they leave the voting booth (where they will surely have voted six or seven times while puffing happily on their crackpipes).

  8. Nobody’s brought up beekeeping yet. Happy buzzy bees and sweet sticky honey. I think you can even use the wax to make candles or soup or something.

  9. That’s one way to get the Supreme Court to look harder at addressing redistribution of wealth as a civil right.

    I mean a civil right for black people, not WT.

    Or Korean grocers.

  10. Ogletree should have kept quiet until next week. If I’m a racist for voting for Obama, and I’m a racist for McCain, what’s my motivation for not voting for McCain?

  11. I wonder what the prospects for a revival of Chris Rock’s “The Dark Side with Nat X” would be under an Obama administration…

    I mean, technically, given the above reasoning, Obama is theoretically capable of being at least half as oppressive as our past Presidents, right? So I’m betting TDSwNX would run with an extended time slot of 20 minutes or so in lieu of the traditional 15.

  12. So … Lisa … you wanna chance it and hang out in Detroit with me the night of the 4th?

  13. HeatherRadish:
    A sense of smug self-satisfaction to keep you warm at night after your pilfered checking account runs dry at the hands of O!’s IRS legions and you can no longer afford to refill the oil heater’s tank and must await the arrival of The People’s Oil Company delivery truck.

  14. To be honest, being called a “racist” has never really bothered me.

  15. The joke’ll be on whitey when he votes for Obama, and finds out black folks still hate him.

  16. OREOBAMA

  17. Lisa, you should give Erica and Jane a call. They sound like they could do with a little reassurance. Or maybe something from the back of the medicine cabinet.

  18. According to Rev. Wright speaking in an undisclosed location in South Africa, Obama’s white half infected his black half with AIDS, Syphilis, and Ghonerrea then burned a cross in his front yard.

  19. What if I prefer vanilla Oreo’s?

    Racist.

  20. “…Philip Roth is at this point a hermit who leads a monastic life in Connecticut, far from everything and everybody.”

    Is that even possible? Just how far away from anybody can you really get in Connecticut?

  21. Riots are good for the news. They’re better than earthquakes. Earthquakes are too, you know, stand-aroundy and “these wiggly fingers belong to a lady who’d been trapped for 3 weeks living on her own urine and gum.”

    Hurricanes, not much better. Maybe a little with the flotsam and jetsam.

    But riots! Major action. Brick throwing, smoke bombs, cars turning over, nudity – all the bigs. And the pissed-off riots are way more exciting than the “We Win” riots.

    I’m thinking the MSM is trying to set up ELECTION RIOT ‘O8.

  22. Seriously, I’m so glad I don’t have to walk through life with that much paranoia. It has to be bothersome to have to look around every corner.

  23. Follow the links to the actual audio and see if the statement checks out.

  24. I’m glad you’ve informed me of this, Jeff G. Now that that’s out of the way, I can go back to being a Hater! and a RAAAAAAAAACIST!

    Oh, and reparations? Well whaddaya think he was talkin’ about when he mentioned that the Warren court hadn’t gone far enough; Thus spake O!-thustra:

    …But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society.”

    So no one should be surprised if he throws a bone to the reparationists and allows the vilification of Whitey discussion to take place…

    Best Wishes…

  25. I would be nervous about hanging out in Detroit even if OJ Simpson won the election.

    And that is saying something, being that I live in Baltimore!

  26. To be honest, being called a “racist” has never really bothered me.

    Me neither. One person’s racist is another person’s freedom fighter.

    ;-)

  27. half of me wants to riot a third of the time..
    a third of me wants take my dog for a hop..
    0001% of me likes shiny things…why is my belly ful but hungry?
    oooh-almost forgot-hockey helmet=riot gear?
    hockey stick=baton?
    puck me..puck me now!

  28. It made me chuckle when Jon Stewart, after talking about the fabled so-called Bradley Effect, asked whether Obama was just SAYING he was going to vote for himself but then get in the ballot box and have second thoughts.

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  30. I’d vote for an Octoroon, but I’ll be damned if I’m putting a Quadroon in the White House.

  31. “Racism is the oldest form of collectivism.”

    - Ayn Rand

    A fucking Prophet.

    Didn’t I tell you?

  32. See, I’m not nearly as smart as a Harvard Law prof, but I’ve been commenting on this for months at PW after Jeff started the riff. Yay me.

  33. if someone buys me a dreidal for kwanza-i’ll riot i tells ya
    i’ll riot

  34. I wanna have a white riot if Baracky wins.

    So, I dunno how to do this. Do I send out RSVPs? What kind of outfits do I wear? Should it be BYOB, or should I have it catered? What is the proper etiquette for looting? Do I pillage first, and WTF is pillaging anyway?

    C’mon, Lisa. ‘fess up! Give this ofay some pointers!

  35. Obama’s election is possible only because he’s partly white

    Well.

    An auspicious occasion for some calling it like it is.

    A candidate who looked like Zach Randolph wouldn’t go over with the unmarried women Democrats rely on for their “swing,” and pretending to vote for a black guy is Obama’s lock on “professionals.”

    So.

    Dude’s kind of not wrong. But he’s really fucking wrong. There’s a flip side he has to keep hidden to sustain his spin.

    Obama’s not “partly white.” He’s incredibly white.

    Black voters’ overlooking that and going for him race-bloc style anyway — which they didn’t in Chicago when his whiteness was blinding by contrast — is all kinds of shitty.

    DAMN YOU JESSE!

  36. Bitchin’. It’s a win/win/win/win.

    I get to be groovy and vote for the cool guy. I get to vote twice or more. I get to reap some quality hippy poon. All while retaining my racist bona fides.

    I’m in.

  37. I wanna have a white riot if Baracky wins.

    So, I dunno how to do this.

    “I woke up this afternoon/saw both cars were gone/Well, I feel so sad and lonely/I threw my drink across the lawsn”
    -Marin Mull, Ukulele Blues.

    That would probably be a good start.

  38. Perhaps we could all just agree on a Quiet Riot, in which we merely bang our heads a bit?

  39. The Democratic Party, HOME of the RACE CARD.

  40. …”And that is saying something, being that I live in Baltimore!”

    Were you ever an extra on The Wire?

    Great show.

    That, and we’re all just hoping for maybe a (clothed is fine) quick glimpse of your naughty bits.

    Prayer for the “Oreo Eating (obviously Klan educated, skinhead) Kid”:

    OOOOH Michelle Obama…you wonderful, hateful, angry, ungrateful, supposed to be-sorta-kinda Mary Magdalene thingamabob…PLEASE!!! Beseech your husband, the lightworking, planet healing, community organizing, slum lord, hamas loving, ACORN humping, Alinsky blowing, Stalinist, super-fly, uberchrist to forgive the little White Devil. In return, I offer you sacrifices of hard earned paycheck and a white, small business owner’s testicles.

    And caviar and lobster…I hear you like that.

    It should go well with the testicles.

    Provided you can find a redneck-ranch cowboy-honky to cook ‘em right.

    Anyway…God Damn America and whatnot, AMEN!

  41. #34 urthshu

    All I know is we’re supposed to wear polo shirts.

  42. oh right, Makewi.

    Like visualising world peace, but really really mad.

  43. Obama’s white part? What, is it hidden by his suit-jacket or something?

    Hmmmm. Perhaps I’m racist. I denounce myself, just in case.

  44. “oooh I’m furious!

    /stompystompitystomp

    “Well! guess I’ll go get a latte”

  45. BTW: Obama receives no reparation cut, it’s a wash.

  46. “Perhaps we could all just agree on a Quiet Riot, in which we merely bang our heads a bit?”

    No thank you. Metal health will drive you mad.

    *ducks behind desk*

  47. All I know is we’re supposed to wear polo shirts.

    And Khakis. Don’t forget khakis. Oh, and I hear the upturned collar on the polo shirt is making a comeback. Just in time for this season’s whitey riots!

  48. Do not wear a red shirt!

  49. the god’s must be crazy…
    where do i throw away my white vote?
    can u call me a cab?-cuz they wont pick me up-on account of my big stick
    yeah-big stick of hope

  50. “Do not wear a red shirt!”

    Crewman “Guy” made it out alright.

    Oh, wait…

  51. Also, if we are going to have a white riot, we should avoid the mistakes of, uh, previous riots, and burn down someone else’s neighborhood, not our own.

  52. “Do not wear a red shirt!”

    Look what happened to Powell Hill.

    Personally, I’m not voting for Barack precisely because he’s half white. How could I erase my guilt if I voted to continue the tyranny of the White Man?

  53. Sorry ginsocal, but, if you can muster my lazy ass into a white riot, I’m gonna have to burn down the local 7-11. They have MSNBC on behind the counter all the time and they sell Obama crap right at the register.

    Plus, I have a Chevron card and gas up/shop across the street. They’re family. Pakis. Love America, sad at what their country’s become, hate Obama.

    Good folk.


  54. Comment by ginsocal on 10/30 @ 12:45 pm #

    To be honest, being called a “racist” has never really bothered me.

    And calling you a “racist” doesn’t bother me.

  55. The Phillies victory parade kicks off a few blocks from where I work about 12 noon tomorrow.

    Will that count as a riot?

  56. The Phillies victory parade kicks off a few blocks from where I work about 12 noon tomorrow.

    Will that count as a riot?

    Five’ll get you ten the fans boo it.

  57. Nothing you say bothers anyone, thor.

  58. “And calling you a “racist” doesn’t bother me.’

    And calling you a short dicked, pathetic, attention whore doesn’t bother me.

    See that equality? Suck it.

    No, wait…astound us with tid bits of another random Forbes article you read on the shitter about Yen contracts. Tell us how you made a whopping…what was it $1,200 bucks? Whoopdeefuckindoo!! That’s a night playing poker douchebag. Your family must be so proud. No wonder they don’t let you play with the family trust. You’re fucking “special needs.” Sarah Palin’s downs son will generate more wealth and jobs than you.

  59. #8 Haps:

    Bees are monarchists. Totally a feudal system, with a worthless parasite class of drones.
    They need to be re-educated.

  60. Can I wear a black polo? I like black. Brown not so much.

  61. I thought thor claimed he was a former institutional bond trader. Y’know, a Master of the Universe. And also a branch manager on the retail side. Which would explain the pitifully misplaced ego and general asshole-ness.

    Me? I had him pegged as coked-out grad student with penchant for Russian hookers.

  62. Oh yes, Pablo – I like your black polo.

    [creepy vibe]

  63. #

    Comment by kelly on 10/30 @ 3:29 pm #

    I thought thor claimed he was a former institutional bond trader. Y’know, a Master of the Universe. And also a branch manager on the retail side. Which would explain the pitifully misplaced ego and general asshole-ness.

    Me? I had him pegged as coked-out grad student with penchant for Russian hookers.

    If you knew my real name you could always go on the NASD website and count the years and licenses.

    Lots of both, I assure you, snort… sniff, ah.

    Party time. I’m out to drink thoughts of you people away.

  64. “I thought thor claimed he was a former institutional** bond trader.”

    So was Christian Bale’s character in “American Psycho.”

    I bet thor jerks it to Phil Collins & Heuy Lewis & The News.

    **I think you meant “international bond trader.” Which, just like Patrick Bateman, is code for “I don’t do shit/ Daddy got me this job/ I repeat seemingly smart stuff I don’t understand that I hear JOOOOS say around the office.”

    But, as he does belong in an “institution” (criminally stupid?), I get what you meant.

  65. Branch manager? Try regional. I managed managers! It took a top-shelf pro to recognize the cloaked topless bar tabs in their expense reports.

  66. If you knew my real name you could always go on the NASD website and count the years and licenses.

    Not to mention The Smoking Gun.

  67. There were many large retail DVP accounts that rivaled the commish runs of decent institutional accounts, especially if you could get a retail payout versus institutional on ‘em, because there’s a difference, as you know.

  68. Maybe it doesn’t bother me because it’s always some pathetic shitstain like thor that says it.

  69. #65
    What? Of Taco Bell? You couldn’t manage to find your own ass if it was in front of you. Jesus. What lies this boy tells.

  70. black polo-my horse steers left
    black water polo-[pool]
    well we’re moving on up[pool]
    to the east side[poo pool]
    to a deluxe apartment in the sky[roof pool]
    yea we’re moving on up [puddle]
    to the east side[spit]
    finally got a piece of the pie…

  71. I’m voting for Obama. I’m a man of the capital markets.

    Feel the burn from the last of the big-time penetrators, “the movie will come out a little bit later of the man, the legend, the gold posada.

    The time to leave is kind’a now.”

  72. oh snap-i said blackwater-
    i denounce my ounce of bounce

  73. “There were many large retail DVP accounts that rivaled the commish runs of decent institutional accounts, especially if you could get a retail payout versus institutional on ‘em, because there’s a difference, as you know.”

    thor’s unsaid disclaimer: I overheard that shit from a super smart Harvard jew in the mens room at my firm. I’m not sure what it means. I was in a stall taking an Obama and wiping my Michelle at the time. I pulled my feet up so they wouldn’t know I was there and I could listen real close.

  74. Thor has a wide stance.

  75. thor’s a posuer. In everything he says or does. A little chimp in a tuxedo. A fucking sea-sick frog on a green pool table. Barack Obabma’s tiny farting dog with a little hat on. That’s all he is.

    Phtppbbbbhttt.

  76. Did the mayfly do all of that before or after scheduling trips in Russian fighter jets?

  77. I’m voting for Obama. I’m a man of the capital markets.

    So what’s that boost in the capital gains rate going to do to your markets, bright boy?

    What you subsidize you get more of; what you tax, you get less of. We’ll tax capital formation and subsidize indolence. Gee, what could go wrong?

  78. Lisa @ #7

    Maybe you should have a chat with Reginald Denny

    Besides which, I think if O! loses (my lips. God’s ear) that the riots will be diverse in melanin levels … just singleminded Left cultists.

  79. Ladies and gents, the weapons grade crazy nightcapper:
    “Basically, Jong says her fear that Obama might lose the election has developed into an “obsession. A paralyzing terror. An anxious fever that keeps you awake at night.” She also says that her friends Jane Fonda and Naomi Wolf are extremely worried that Obama will be sabotaged by Republican dirty tricks, and that if an Obama loss indeed comes to pass, the result will be a second American Civil War.”
    Here

  80. also, Lisa?

    You might want to chat up Erica Jong too…

    Erica Jong Tells Italians Obama Loss ‘Will Spark the Second American Civil War. Blood Will Run in the Streets’

  81. And, Jane Fonda has a terrible stress-backache over this entire thing.

  82. She also says that her friends Jane Fonda and Naomi Wolf are extremely worried

    Well, nothing for it then. Time to get out and vote for Obama. ‘Cause I just can’t live with the idea that Jane and Naomi might be extremely worried.

  83. Riots? Listen up, if someone doesn’t top the French pretty soon, they’ll go extinct – too much self-esteem, don’tcha know.

  84. “…and that if an Obama loss indeed comes to pass, the result will be a second American Civil War.”

    Well, I pray to Almighty God this doesn’t happen. However, if it does, Erica “Zipless F***” Jong might as well start looking for that “perfect exile villa” on the Italian Riviera because her side is going to lose.

  85. It’s called FINRA now. Has been for a while.

  86. But if Erica, and Jane, and all the rest of their friends riot where will they valet their cars?

  87. Erica Jong Tells Italians Obama Loss ‘Will Spark the Second American Civil War. Blood Will Run in the Streets’

    Erica, an Obama Win would be more like it: same issue -enslavement – same result. Would help out the French, to boot.

  88. What I think is a bit amusing is speculating just what Bush’s response would be to major riots if Obama loses. (He is still President, y’know.) If he Federalizes the Guard and sends them in, it will trigger “vicious Myrmidons being nasty to innocent protesters” stories for the next ten years — Hell, the next hundred — and he has to know that; will it be worth it? Or will he just decide to sit this one out? He’ll get the same blame either way, and watching it on TV will no doubt offer a trifle of schadenfreude.

    Or maybe some of each. Troops to Chicago, say, and let LA burn itself out. Or the reverse. The MSM stories afterward will be interesting exemplars of “damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” See if Katie Couric can do a “troops standing by doing nothing, George Bush is abdicating his responsibility” and a “troops committing atrocities against an innocent populace, George Bush is a fascist dictator” story back to back, and keep a straight face. (My bet? Hell yes.)

    As for civil war, I’d really, really, really rather not, but if it comes, it comes. At least facing a First Massachusetts in Priuses, armed with writs and wine bongs, will be a little more pleasant than last time.

    Regards,
    Ric

  89. Now, as a WASP my pillaging bloodlines are rather mixed. So help me with this – should it be battle axe and ring mail, or gladius and lorica segmenta, or perhaps chainmail and broadsword? Or – dare I say – kilt and claymore?

    You simply must accesorize right for these things.

  90. #88 Ric Locke:

    Do not forget Dick Cheney will be commanding his own armored column. Erica said so.

  91. Bees are monarchists. Totally a feudal system, with a worthless parasite class of drones.
    They need to be re-educated.

    Actually bees are like the scariest form of communism ever. Once they’ve mated, the drones end up pushed out into the cold so they stop taking up the resources of the hive. The workers can and will reject the queen by killing her, then raise up a new queen by feeding royal jelly to the current crop of larvae. Queen bees only retain their pampered position in the colony so long as they’re healthy and productive; if their hormone production falls off or the workers detect other signs of age, illness, or incompetence, they’ll reject and destroy her.

    And then the virgin queens get to BATTLE TO THE DEATH until the lone survivor becomes the new queen. TWO BEES ENTER, ONE BEE LEAVES.

    I love bees.

  92. Riots? Only of the most contrived kind I think mostly. Except maybe in Chicago, and Chicago cops I think wouldn’t need any help there. I think they sort of live for that sort of thing really.

  93. Riots? I mean I guess maybe but you’d ruin the holidays like that and there’s a lot to do to get ready I think.

  94. Mikey, if you haven’t been pillaging full-time or even on weekends for the past few years, I’d personally recommend the axe and ringmail as the easiest of the pillaging styles to adopt.

    Personally, I need to go out and check on the horses, then get my saber out. Cossack raiding tends to be pretty labor-intensive on the back end.

  95. Riots as in like you didn’t elect Baracky I break your shit riots? Or more a spontaneous take it to the streets type riots what makes good tv? I can see the latter kind I guess. But for real I think what I have in my head is what psycho says… Baracky just isn’t that black really for his defeat to be all internalized and inspirational of violence. I think it’ll be more like when your favorite show gets canceled really.

  96. You simply must accesorize right for these things.

    I’m girding up my loins with a chainmail mini-skirt as we speak, complete with a woman attatched. Viva la Revolucion!.

  97. I’m pretty sure the states governors decide whether or not to mobilize the national guard.
    Everyone knows the looting needs to be done in the first 48 hours before the guard can get there.
    What kind of dumbass waits 48 hours to loot?

    The band Sublime did a good song about the LA riots, but I really think they should have hit the liquor store after they got the TV… but to each his own

  98. “I’m voting for Obama. I’m a man of the capital markets.”

    Translation: Somebody, ANYBODY, love me. Please, fucking love me for my quirkiness! Daddy sends money, but it ain’t love.

  99. I’m pretty sure the states governors decide whether or not to mobilize the national guard.

    not always. and I think it was rejiggered a bit after Katrina so that the President needs even less justification to federalize national guard troops. lemme get RTO on this…

  100. Well if there’s riots I bet they’re very segregatey. That will be ironic.

  101. I think it was rejiggered a bit after Katrina

    oh, RTO tells me that was recently repealed. I just remember how most lefties had screamed about “why didn’t BUSH DO ANYTHING?” and then when the passed the bill to allow him to do it they all screamed about how he was going to start using troops for TEH OPPRESSION!!!!

  102. The Governor decides whether or not to mobilize the Guard. But if the Governor feels that the State Guard is insufficient, he/she can ask for help. That comes at a price: control of the State Guard units is transferred to DOD — “Federalization”. That can also happen at the Governor’s request, even if Guard units from other States aren’t needed, if the Governor feels he/she needs more resources (for which read “money”) but again at the cost of loss of control.

    What happened with Katrina was that Guvnah Mary didn’t request Federalization until ‘way too late. Without Federalization there is no way the national Government can send in people from elsewhere — or even write a check for gas for the Guard’s vehicles. Some of those rules have been relaxed since, yes. Another in a long line of nibbles at the principle of a Federation of States.

    Regards,
    Ric

  103. Lisa was scoffing at riots like they were razor blades in halloween apples and we were mom’s in line for the treat-bag xray. At #17 I thought maybe jane and Erica could use some of that scoffiness for their own good.
    ****
    Have you picked out your victory dance party soundtrack? Mine would make a good background for cuts back and forth from happy dancing and smashing and blood-rivers. Really I’m not that sanguine I’ll get to play it.

    My loser track is mostly russian dirges and crackles of that radio in the shack out back in A Beautiful Mind

  104. The win track has a lot of crecendos.

  105. Obama’s half white? That’s it. I’m not voting for him.

  106. *sigh* so as usual, RTO’s gonna take, like, an hour to get his comment together….

  107. Crescendoes, rather. It’s faster if you just type and don’t look at what you write.

  108. #94 Pellegri:
    Thanks!
    I was thinking that ’cause it sounded so free-spirited! And I like boats and war-poetry so it fits in with my PMPI*!

    *Pillaging Multiphasic Personality Inventory.

  109. I should be dremelling pumpkins.

  110. I have scrap plywood for windows in case of unrest. Mainly I have a good supply of RAID.

  111. My ancestors were a race of thread-killers.

  112. And right now I am hearing Buffalo Springfield ‘For What Its Worth’…and now Cheap Trick ‘Dream Police’. The connotations are endless.

  113. I should be dremelling pumpkins.

    oh hells yeah! hmmmm, RTO did not get pumpkins like he said he would. not sure how many trick-or-treaters we’ll get anyway, thanks to the large mud hole where the city attempted to repair the sewer line. I think the mud is a sign they didn’t do it right. It hasn’t rained today. Thankfully, I have an almost non-existent sense of smell.

  114. (During Katrina) The Left: “DO SOMETHING!”
    (After Katrina) Congress: National Defense Authorization Act HR 5122 allowing the President to take charge of the National Guard if the state authorites are incapable of maintaining or establishing order in the case of a disaster.
    (After NDA) The Left: “NOT THAT!”

    And it was repealed.

    So that was repealed.

  115. Baldilocks, who are you going to vote for then? McCain is at least half white, maybe more.

  116. All Harvard lawyers are whiter than I could ever hope to be I think. The deranged ferret-woman is yippering about abortion tonight. Excuse me. “The Abortion Issue” I mean. She wants me to know that McCain’s heart is not in the opposing of the abortion but that Sarah is an extremist abortion-loathing gene pool polluter. Socialists are obsessed with abortion even while they’re just waiting for a bit on the doorstep of their socialist triumphancy. That’s extremely and deeply weird. They just yipper on and on. “The Right To Life Community” is sure taking it on the chin.

  117. See if Katie Couric can do a “troops standing by doing nothing, George Bush is abdicating his responsibility” and a “troops committing atrocities against an innocent populace, George Bush is a fascist dictator” story back to back, and keep a straight face.

    Only question will they be chanting Attica or Kent State?
    And will they risk getting the Giant Puppet Heads fucked up.

  118. RTO only gives the impression htat he may be an expert on everything. In reality, i have to look a lot of stuff up, because I don’t want to get it wrong and discredit myself.

    I can only get away with an off the cuff answer in arguments at home.

    (Popping white smoke and heading for the hills.)

  119. I can only get away with an off the cuff answer in arguments at home.

    depends on the argument…

  120. #118 RTO:
    You bloody magnificent fool….

  121. Fool? Yes. Now I have to find somewheres else to sleep tonight.

  122. Comment by SarahW on 10/30 @ 8:10 pm #

    My ancestors were a race of thread-killers.

    Mine? An old and ancient race of sewage farm attendants.Thank God somebody discovered the New World.

  123. in case of unrest. Mainly I have a good supply of RAID.

    I’ve recently obtained stock of strychnine pellets just in case Terry Gross shows up. hf’s done fearmongered me into the anti-life camp, so at least she might die happy. Win-win.

  124. I read Madame Bovary. Strychnine wasn’t that great. There’s always the phillip’s head screwdriver. I think I just crossed a line of propriety thee. But ok, a claw hammer.

  125. there, not thee.

  126. Also I think phillips head is right. Phillips head screwdrivers don’t have possessives, possessives have phillips head screwdrivers. That should help me remember.

  127. oh. I don’t mean any fearmongering just it’s surreal that NPR still thinks abortion blessed holy abortion still is what riles up their socialist and avaricious audience in 2008. Ferret-woman is stuck in a rut I think. NPR listeners want to hear about all the shit they’re gonna get to steal.

  128. Baldilocks, who are you going to vote for then? McCain is at least half white, maybe more.

    McCain is all white and therefore authentic, even if it’s just authentically white devil.

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  130. Urth: Pretend you are English and your football team just lost to the Germans.

    Works like a charm!

  131. I think Lisa’s right to sort of not really be anticipating riotings. That would be so odd. What are those people doing? Rioting. I’m so sure. Dorks. I remember when those stupid Rodney King riot thingies happened I was in Texas at my little college and I went to my history class which was filled with freshmens cause I just needed some stray hours to finish and they wouldn’t let me take anymore lit and the professor said today what we’re gonna do is go sit outside and just talk about what’s going on. That’s how he said it. “What’s going on…” It made my skin freaking crawl. So the class walked out to the right to have their gay little sit-in under a tree about what was going on a kajillion miles away in los freaking angeles like who cares and I ducked to the left and went out the fire door across the hall. He later confronted me about it and I just said that I wasn’t really interested in hearing what you guys had to say about “what’s going on” and I did the obnoxious air-quote finger thing. He hated me but I still passed his class and all and I’m pretty sure I respect him a lot more in retrospect for not having heard what he had to say that day, which is not to say I respect him very much at all really.

  132. That’s my only riot story and what would be nice is if it stayed that way I think.

  133. There’s some people out there just itching to get their riot on. They’ll be called race riots, but they’ll only be race riots inasmuch as failure to elect for The One is racism. What they’ll really be is progressive riots and the melanin content of the participants will not correlate with the narrative. Whatever blood flows will be red and it’s anybody’s guess as to who will set that blood free on any given occassion, colorwise.

    “Spot the Paultards” will be a fun way to while away the time.

  134. Maybe it will be cathartic.

  135. I’m out to drink thoughts of you people away.

    That tactic must be working, because you keep coming back. Probably before you take the first drink you should remember to set your homepage to gmail or something, so you don’t accidentally keep subjecting yourself to teh horror of PW.

  136. “Well if there’s riots I bet they’re very segregatey. That will be ironic.”

    I now have the vision of young gangbangers at O!’s torchlit Grant Park rally, angered by his unexpeected loss, turning to pummel the crap out of the first white devil they see: the emo Whole Foods clerks/Obamatons standing next to them.

    “No! I’m cognizant of your oppression! I’ve read Howard Zinn!!!” *head smash*

  137. oh. My riot stories involve stuff like riots. And being in them when I didn’t mean to be. And acid. And bridgeplayer’s conventions. And acid. And burning stuff. Good times.

  138. My only riot story is about the neighbor kid when I was growing up who pronounced it “rye-OTT.” As in, he had a toy helmet that made him look like a rye-OTT policeman.

    I figured he probably hadn’t ever been in a rye-OTT. The cops and the rye-OTTers would have both beat his head in for mispronouncing what they were doing.

  139. So if we elect Flava Flav president, everything is cool?

  140. here’s my riot story
    in boy scouts[i know! way back]
    we had a new ‘adult’ leader who said he could “kick our asses w/one hand tied behind his back”
    he proceeded to tie his hands behind his back…
    we then put a bag over his head and beat the shit out of him!
    not bad for a tenderfoot!

  141. Happy, I was attending CSUN at the time. I was in the San Fernando Valley, where they only have riots at the Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale. But we saw the smoke (and got put under curfew with the rest of LA County). A friend of mine lived in a high rise on La Brea and from their condo you could see all manner of bedlam and flames. We saw a guy running down the street with a Lazy Boy. That’s my riot story.

    The good people of Compton, Southeast LA, Watts, and East LA might riot if Obama loses. But only because they need new TVs for that big analog to digital changover. Hey, I might stage a one-woman riot as well over here in Baltimore. The guy next door to me has an enormous digital tv that would look nice in my living room.

    No justice, no peace!!!

    (just getting warmed up)

  142. No craig Flava Flav would suck. What, do you think we have NO class?

    Fat Joe would be alright though.

  143. Also, if we are going to have a white riot, we should avoid the mistakes of, uh, previous riots, and burn down someone else’s neighborhood, not our own.

    No you guys are smart rioters.

  144. oh. That’s where I live, Lisa. The Valley of San Fernando. In the City of the Studio. It’s pretty riot-proof here I think. But I’m gonna have tasty baked goods to offer any malcontents just in case.

  145. oh. Um. Muffin?

  146. Pink hell no. I like Obama, but I am not a fawning jackass like that. I have been to an Obama rally, but only because it was at my place of employment (and it was during my lunch).

    I expect that even if Obama actually wins the election, I will still have to pay my mortgage, unlike the poor, misguided creature in that video.

  147. It’s pretty riot-proof here I think.

    The Apple Store customer service counter can get a bit dangerous during the holidays though. That’s a dangerous crowd.

  148. That mall in Glendale is the one that scares me.

  149. have been to an Obama rally, but only because it was at my place of employment (and it was during my lunch).

    I see. You smoked it, but you didn’t inhale swallow.

  150. It is gigantic. They must be up to 300 stores in that bitch. I just can’t do malls like that anymore. I must be getting ancient. When I pull into the parking lot of a giant mall, I just get depressed.

  151. Heh no. No swallowing. I am a spitter.

  152. I denounce myself for the previous post. But it is Friday. I couldn’t resist.

  153. No swallowing. I am a spitter.

    I think that makes you a feminist Lisa.

    SWALLOW FOR THE PATRIARCHY!!!

  154. “Baldilocks, who are you going to vote for then? McCain is at least half white, maybe more.”

    McCain’s authentic. He’s even got an evil white man grin.

  155. #102 Ric Locke:

    There is also the option of declaring the state in rebellion and federalizing the Guard without asking pretty please. I am not up on the steps neccessary, but I think that is what Eisenhower did in Arkansas.

    I suppose it would involve federal marshals unable to exercise their duties and state law enforcement not being able to assist, or something like that. I would need to research the question.

  156. The Apple Store customer service counter can get a bit dangerous during the holidays though. That’s a dangerous crowd.

    Lisa, I am afraid that I will be back from OIF, but I will be back ibn the ILARNG, so I cannot offer riot assistance. Unless you are at a Chicago Metro area store…

  157. #149
    It’s either Glendale or Sherman Oaks where there is a killer Goodwill store. My oldest daughter buys her kitchen stuff there.

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  160. I’m the original poster of the stuff on Ogletree Hans linked to. I appreciate his, and your, interest.

    For your readers’ convenience, here are links to some of the more interesting videos and audios of Ogletree:

    Americans are too stupid to realize that America’s to blame for 9/11:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x8ZxZO8BFo

    Post-9/11 patriotism in America is “superficial”:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcmMIhcIrCw

    Americans aren’t the “chosen people”:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiTuGeqlEuE

    White Christians have been racist, for centuries:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-DaoGPA8bw

    Massive reparations for slavery are needed because American hasn’t really “ever” done anything for poor blacks:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6PBbbnPwfw

    White racism will persist for many more decades, and the election of Obama won’t prove there’s been an end to racism, because Obama’s not black — he’s “biracial”!
    http://www.archive.org/details/OgletreeSaysObamaIsbiracial
    http://www.archive.org/details/OgletreeOnPersistentRacismOct.252008

    This guy’s a tenured law professor? At Harvard? And a potential top official in any Obama Justice Department? Amazing.

    More on Ogletree’s “biracial” and other remarks last weekend (including a complete audio of the event) here:
    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2117822/posts

    Also, a current Harvard law student sets forth in some detail his assertion that “Ogletree’s a cancer on the body politic of our school,” here:
    http://america-still-racist-even-if-obama-elected-says-his-top-adviser.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=873773&mc=8&forum_id=2

  161. my sis is a professor at harvard[true]
    she’s a language freak
    taking sumerian now
    whatever-whatever
    just saying
    she’s a lib/but when i show her other narratives on subjects
    she always listens…
    there’s ur hope
    change her mind? i dunno/maybe/doubt it
    hey-i voted nader/twice [bitches]

  162. oh. I’m closer to Sherman Oaks. I could go there and see. Glendale is sort of a trek.

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