I’d Recommend a Shitload of Scotch

I’m not sure whose turn in the rotation it is at Reason magazine to tell us there is no racism in the tea party movement (Welch, Young, Walker, and Michael Moynihan, with multiple entries, have all done their best, while the Fonzi of Freedom Nick Gillespie had a leather jacket to oil and outsourced his efforts… yesterday. Nice timing, boss.), but which ever poor bastard draws the short straw, I have some advice- start drinking. Heavily:

Dear Mr. Lincoln

We Colored People have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!

In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the ‘tea party movement’.

The tea party position to “end the bailouts” for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us coloreds! Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.

And the ridiculous idea of “reduce[ing] the size and intrusiveness of government.” What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life? As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!

The racist tea parties also demand that the government “stop the out of control spending.” Again, they directly target Colored People. That means we Colored People would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.

Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.” That is outrageous! How will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?

Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.

Sincerely

Precious Ben Jealous, Tom’s Nephew National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Head Colored Person

That would be Mark Williams, Tea Party Express Chairman, who last night took to CNN to call the NAACP “the real racists.”

No racism there. No sirree.

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183 replies
  1. 1
    El Cid says:

    They call me Mister Tibbs.

  2. 2
    abo gato says:

    I don’t think there IS enough scotch to handle that load of shit.

  3. 3
    That's Master of Accountancy to You, Pal says:

    Another fine moment in GOP minority outreach.

  4. 4

    Somewhere, Candy Crowley is perplexed.

  5. 5
    That's Master of Accountancy to You, Pal says:

    @abo gato: Bourbon is stronger.

  6. 6
    Zifnab says:

    But I think Mark has some really good points here. For instance, whatever the fuck that was overshot “racist” by a country mile. We need a new word for this kind of shit.

  7. 7
    Hunter Gathers says:

    Wow. That statement puts the drunken tirades of my late grandfather to shame. Scotch isn’t near strong enough. I recommend grain alcohol. Or crack.

  8. 8
    D.N. Nation says:

    Dearest wingnuts:

    This stuff only works if you are funny. Which you aren’t. So.

  9. 9
    EvolutionaryDesign says:

    And yet they will still come close to taking back congress. GOD BLESS AMERICA!! *tear falls down cheek*

  10. 10
    dmsilev says:

    Remind me: Is it possible for a political party to get a negative percentage of the vote from some ethnic group? Because the GOP is certainly doing their best to try.

    dms

  11. 11
    beltane says:

    When do we get to kick these people out of the gene pool?

  12. 12
    4tehlulz says:

    That’s gotta be the most insane thing I’ve read in a long time.

    Seriously, even Stormfront has better political sense than this.

  13. 13
    icedfire says:

    What. The. FUCK?

    The only thing that even approaches the depression factor of this keyboard vomit is the fact that no one in the mainstream would ever dare to bring it up.

  14. 14
    handy says:

    @abo gato:

    How about white rum?

  15. 15
    El Cid says:

    I think they should read this letter outloud in full blackface in downtown Atlanta at night.

  16. 16
    dmsilev says:

    What a waste of good Scotch. Hell, what a waste of *bad* Scotch.

    dms

  17. 17
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I just saw this in the other thread and was beyond horrified. I’m genuinely getting scared that some kind of violence is going to result from this — maybe not this specific letter, or a specific Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh radio show, or a specific sign held at a Teabagger Rally — but the aggregated ugly and stupid which are roiling like storm clouds, and you just know sooner or later there’s going to be lightning and tornados and flash floods and dead people.

    And when that happens — and it will happen — Mark Williams and his ilk will be all “Oh, we didn’t promote violence! Whassamatta, can’t you take a joke? We were just having fun, just a little pushback against librul political correctness, you know? We’re not responsible! It’s not like we were telling people to go out and kill the ni. . . er, I mean, the Culled Fokes.”

  18. 18
    HumboldtBlue says:

    As someone else suggested, maybe Steve Benen, it almost appears that we dirty fucking leftist baby-killing homo-loving anti-christ supporting are infiltrating the tea baggers to write stuff like this.

    I began to ruminate on it, but this passage As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions! brought me back to my senses. that’s classic whiteboy racism there, classic stuff.

  19. 19
    DFS says:

    @handy: Yeah, I recommend whatcha call a “Kapu Kai.” One part lime juice, one part sugar syrup, two parts Lemon Hart 151. Toss a few back and you’ll be ready for anything.

  20. 20
    Chad N Freude says:

    That is the most appalling thing I have ever seen on the Internet. I would have posted this comment sooner, but I was busy cleaning the vomit off my keyboard. How in this day and age can anyone put up something like that? Since the 60s, this has been consigned to the deepest, darkest Southern closet. Now it’s being proudly waved about. I can’t express the disgust and despair I feel about this.

  21. 21
    YellowJournalism says:

    I would say this would be a bad week for them to quit sniffing glue, but by the looks of that letter, they never stopped.

  22. 22
    beltane says:

    @dmsilev: They don’t care. All they care about is energizing their white trash base, and convincing others, who may have struggled with their racism, that it’s OK to let their inner You-Know-Who out of the closet.

  23. 23
    Bob L says:

    That is outrageous! How will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn?

    Wide-Screen TVs, the blacks have truly arrived, not ten years ago this cracker would have been ranting about fried chicken and watermelon.

    Anyway since its been shown most of the Tea Baggers are sucking on the government tit way or another the irony in that rant is truly hilarious. Yes Mr Williams, who will your dead beat followers get their Wide Screen TVs when you and the blacks have compete for the same social safety net you all so eagerly voted to gut the past thirty years?

  24. 24
    EvolutionaryDesign says:

    @HumboldtBlue: It really has a sort of upside-down world poetry to it, doesn’t it?

  25. 25
    JAHILL10 says:

    OT, but another one of those significant accomplishments that the far left will overlook in their assessment of Obama’s presidency just occurred: they got Fin-Reg passed.

  26. 26
    r€nato says:

    Oh, come on. He was just being sarcastic.

  27. 27
    El Cid says:

    @JAHILL10: I’m the far left, and I didn’t overlook it.

  28. 28
    matoko_chan says:

    If the goal of the TPM is to refute charges of racism so that people outside the TPM demographic will listen to their fiscal conservatism message…..wtf are they doing?
    its like they have gone mad with rage.

    and Cole, there is definitely a full court press to pushback on the NAACP resolution.
    Bodenner is a concern troll now–

    Perhaps the NAACP could have approached TPM leaders in private first, offering to help with a PR strategy to purge the racist elements of the movement from its core, small government message. That would have been the Obama-esque approach. But publicly shaming the TPM into doing so doesn’t seem smart or pragmatic.

  29. 29
    handy says:

    I think the phrase that comes to mind for me when I read this was: “Now, Marky, show us on the doll where he touched you.”

    This dude is seriously damaged in the cabeza.

  30. 30
    Elliott says:

    Whooo. Heads will roll.

  31. 31
    middlewest says:

    Reposting from the previous thread: Everyone really needs to read Tim Wise’s big list o’ racism. It took less than three days to be outdated.

  32. 32
    JAHILL10 says:

    @El Cid: Good!

  33. 33
    cat48 says:

    Well, whomever, is charged with defending a screed like this, “some cynical people” might hope it goes as well as Reason’s “Draw Mohammed Day.”

    Molly Norris, the American cartoonist who started “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day,” has been placed on the hit list of radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

    Some people just have to be “scared straight.”

  34. 34
    suzanne says:

    The fact that people are *this* fucking stupid and *this* fucking horrible is just…. words fail.

    Keepin’ it classy, Tea Party. Keepin’ it classy.

  35. 35
    Cat Lady says:

    You know all those dog whistles we talk about endlessly – well when you blow dog whistles all. the. time. then Mark Williams is what shows up. Why should anyone be surprised? What’s amazing is Lee Atwater has been dead almost 20 years, and it’s taken that long for all the dogs to show up.

  36. 36

    @El Cid: And to your credit I must say.

  37. 37
    beltane says:

    @matoko_chan: Boner is jealous. He wishes there was an organization called the National Association for the Advancement of Orange People.

  38. 38
    Hunter Gathers says:

    Did Lester Maddox write that? Strom Thurmond? Pat Buchanan?

  39. 39
    Comrade Mary says:

    But guys, don’t you see that this was satire aimed at the NAACP, who are not just real racists for condemning those great freedom-lovers in the Tea Party, but for having the gall to use “Colored” in a non-ironic, non-satirical way (while Mark, of course, used the word is a very ironic, satirical way. Repeatedly. With relish.).

    It’s the NAACP that is actually keeping the dumber col– err, black people down by encouraging their worst, childish, selfish natures. Of course the Tea Party doesn’t think all black people are lazy, cowardly good for nothings. The 17 or so who have shown up at their rallies are just peachy keen.

  40. 40
    JAHILL10 says:

    @matoko_chan: Yes, by all means, go behind close doors to confront this ugliness, because I am sure the TPM had no idea up to this point than any of their members hated black people. I mean, all those racist signs at their rallies were mere… what?, anti-tax exuberance?????

    What is this Bodenner guy smoking?

  41. 41
    matoko_chan says:

    The NAACP basically called out the TPM for pandering to racists to get their votes.
    This is more glibertarian bs….like McMegan and Friedersdorf….its the liberals fault that the teabaggers are batshit crazy…if we didnt laugh at them and mock them they would get sane.
    heres a thought…..Mc Megan, Douthat et al COULD tell the teabaggers THEY ARE WRONG.
    do their fucking conservative elite jobs.

  42. 42
    Malron says:

    Cue the apologists on the left and the right who defend the Tea Party movement by

    a) saying “only a few” of its supporters are spouting such bigotry, while they agree the Tea Party “does have some legitimate positions they agree with”

    b) claiming much of the signage is being hoisted by liberal plants trying to make the movement appear racist.

    c) immediately pivoting to attacking the “New Black Panther Party” to deflect attention from the openly racist Tea Party.

  43. 43
    JD Rhoades says:

    @handy:

    How about white rum?

    I’m a fan.

  44. 44
    cat48 says:

    ForgoTto mention, Rand Paul plans on having a “Tea Party Caucus”. Won’t that be fun!

  45. 45
    matoko_chan says:

    @beltane: lol
    i think he is ekshually a space alien with a healthy radioactive glow from his internal reactor core.

  46. 46
    KG says:

    It’s moments like this that I regret the fact that I do not have a bottle of vodka in my bottom desk drawer anymore.

    This is absolutely vile. The blogger in me wants to fisk this piece of shit to death. But I think I’m going to call it a day and grab a drink instead.

  47. 47
    freelancer says:

    Palin: The Tea Party is proud of Diversity and we have a buncha diverse folks from diverse backgrounds…

    “We got cher Angles, your Saxons, Scandinavians, Irish, Welsh, Scots, your Eyeties, germanics, pollacks, rooskies, slavs, gypsies, and yeah maybe a few Jews.”

    Whole lotta diversity there, sister.

  48. 48
    matoko_chan says:

    @Malron:

    immediately pivoting to attacking the “New Black Panther Party” to deflect attention from the openly racist Tea Party

    does anyone else have the uncontrollable urge to squeeze Kelly’s neck when she makes the pop-eyes until her eyes DO actually pop out of her head?

  49. 49
    Blue Shark says:

    …words fail!

  50. 50
    Midnight Marauder says:

    More from the Greatest Hits of Mark Williams:

    ‎”It’s the Obama administration that rolled back civil rights to a pre-civil rights era with ‘Obamacare’ in which they removed the concept of individual rights…it’s the Obama administration that put a tax on white people with a tanning salon tax. I mean, this is the kind of stuff the Tea Party movement is fighting. We are fighting for the Constitution of this country, which, by definition, makes this a human rights movement – a civil rights movement.”

    We are talking all-galaxy ignorant with this clown.

  51. 51
    Hypnos says:

    You can feel the hatred dripping right through the lines. The single most heartfelt statement in that awful screed is the last one.

    Repeal the 13th and 14th amendment. N*ggers are meant to be slaves.

    Sarcasm my ass.

    It gets worth tho. The climate deniers are also out in full force. After John Abraham, a scientist at St. Thomas University, called out Lord Monckton on his lying habits, Monckton replied by calling him a Nazi, and posting a topic on WUWT asking for readers to pester St. Thomas with mails pretending Abraham presentation on Monckton is taken down from the university’s website and Abraham is investigated for misconduct.

    http://www.skepticalscience.co.....raham.html

    And then Anthony Watts at WUWT opened his new “comment of the week” feature with this pearl:

    “I completely understand, why Christopher Monckton felt a need to make an example of a typical reprehensible representative of modern Academia. People like Christopher Monckton make me hope again that not everything is lost yet under the Moon.

    And yet… I spent first half of my life battling liars and cockroaches in the former USSR. I would win against any individual liar or cockroach, no sweat. But year after year after year, I was getting more and more convinced that I didn’t want to die in this battle, overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of my enemies.

    So. I live in a quiet valley now, in Colorado Rockies. Grass is green, air is fresh, sky is huge. But what is this constant swish and rustle coming from the East Coast and from the Left Coast? I know this sound well! There is no escape from the battle: cockroaches are coming.”

    That thread is chock full of people clamoring for the extermination of the cockroaches.

    Sounds familiar?

    Should be. “Exterminating the cockroaches” was a pretty popular statement coming out of one African radio in 1994.

    Specifically, Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines, based in Kigali, Rwanda.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3257748.stm

    We’re there now. Openly calling for the extermination of dissenters, who are dehumanized to the point of being represented as bugs. Pests.

    Can it get worse?

  52. 52
    BombIranForChrist says:

    Don’t worry, guys. The free market will take care of coloureds.

  53. 53
    abo gato says:

    @TMOATYP, yeah, I’m a bourbon kind of girl too. May have to think about breaking out the bottle of the Pappy to counter this horseshit.

    Fortunately, the tequila shot I have right now seems to be adequate.

  54. 54
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Words fail me. When and where was this published?

  55. 55
    Emma says:

    I wish I could say I’m surprised. Or shocked. Or any of those things. I’m not. They have been telegraphing this for a while; I’m just surprised it took so long to pop out into the open.

  56. 56
    TR says:

    Somebody get a screen cap of that, right away. That’s going to disappear down the memory hole soon.

    And seriously, that makes “racism” seem too light a label.

  57. 57
    eric says:

    Here is my fear: the elections take place and the GOP does not do as well as expected or as well as the polls now suggest. (That part is my hope, not my fear.)

    However, the Teabaggers (including Rush and the Snowbilly) will point to — get ready — voter fraud, including ACORN, and will make a stink about Dems fraudulently stealing the election. That is when I fear violence. Even worse if latino and african-american turn out is higher than normal for midterm elections. (That would not surprise me given the GOP’s stellar minority outreach program.)

    eric

  58. 58
    Elizabelle says:

    It makes me sad to see a thread up about this, after such a big and positive news day.

    In the words of Peggy “sometimes insane, occasionally insightful” Noonan, we should just “savor” the victories. Because they are so hard fought and few.

    More positively, it would be fun as a group to draft up a response from Abraham Lincoln to Mr. Williams (and, more broadly, his fellow Republicans).

    Mr. Lincoln knew a thing or two about a house divided against itself.

    Anybody up for it?

  59. 59
    Hal says:

    This is a aberration. I was just watching Megyn Kelly on Fox News and she had a Tea Party spokesperson who explained to me that there might be some racists, but they are in every movement, and that the Tea Party is all about taking back America, so there!

  60. 60
    Jay in Oregon says:

    …I don’t think I’ve ever said “words fail me” and meant it so emphatically.

  61. 61
    bobbo says:

    Rush Limbaugh will read this on the air. Because it’s satire, duh!

  62. 62
    Jay in Oregon says:

    Someone should re-edit that and change the references from “coloreds” to “Jews” and “Lincoln” to “Pharoah” and see how far that flies.

  63. 63
    beltane says:

    @Elizabelle: Abraham Lincoln was a master of dark-humor and one-liners. I’m sure he’d have a suitably pithy reply. We’ll have to wait to see if Jon Stewart addresses this.

  64. 64
    freelancer says:

    @TR:

    From further down the thread, Marc has some justifications to make:

    But it would be very easy, even likely, that someone would read this and infer that you’re mocking the black community as a whole, rather than the absurd positions of a small minority of self-annointed blacks to limit the success of other blacks for their own gain.
    You’re going to have to clarify this at some point, I am sure.

    Mark Williams says:
    July 15, 2010 at 11:51 AM
    Where in that article do you see me addressing American Blacks, or any black people for that matter?
    I am mocking those people who call themselves “Colored People” and who are now fighting to be kept as government owned pets, whilst hurling charges of racism at those who embrace freedom and civil rights.
    It is in your head that the term “Colored People” means “Black”.

    Oy.

  65. 65
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Elizabelle:

    More positively, it would be fun as a group to draft up a response from Abraham Lincoln to Mr. Williams (and, more broadly, his fellow Republicans).

    Dear Mr. Williams,

    Fuck off, asshole.

    Yours faithfully,

    A. Lincoln

  66. 66
    Allison W. says:

    ready for this?

    From Talking Points Memo:

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.....utiopn.php

    CAIR, the national group focused on protecting civil rights for the nation’s Muslim population, is standing in support of the NAACP’s resolution calling on Tea Party leaders to repudiate racism in their ranks. In a strongly-worded statement released this afternoon, CAIR spokesperson Ibrahim Hooper said that his group shares the NAACP’s concerns about racist rhetoric found among tea partiers.

    Duck! wooo…lol!

  67. 67
    gbear says:

    I’d can just imagine the comments if this dollop of stupidity was run in the St Paul Pioneer Press. The comments section there has been overrun by guys who’d think that truer words were never spoken and they’d insult and shout down anyone who tried to tell them that they are nuts. There are a lot of really angry assholes doing slow burns at the computer while watching Fox News and believing everything they hear. They’re a truly scary bunch (It doesn’t take much of a comment to drive them over the edge to the point that the paper has to pull the entire comment section down).

  68. 68
    abo gato says:

    Oh, and recipe time…..I made a bourbon barbecue sauce that I think all of you would like. We had a brisket cookoff at the office today. I wuz robbed, I tell ya! Mine cooked for 16.5 hours in the smoker, with a very nice rub on it and with the drip pan full of water, port, two heads of garlic cut in half and an onion, quartered. Oak and cherry for the woods. The winners (I feel I must spit now) honestly were just baked in an oven and then put on a charcoal pit. They were not trimmed of fat and were swimming in a pool of grease. We need some professional judges instead of the idiots with no tastebuds we had today if we ever do this again.

    Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

    1 1/2 cups bourbon (Weller’s is our house brand)
    1 c ketchup (use the non high fructose corn syrup kind)
    1 T lemon juice
    2 T worcestershire sauce
    2 T malt vinegar
    4 T molasses

    Put one cup of the bourbon in a saucepan and over high heat, bring to a boil and then reduce to where you have about 2 T of bourbon.

    Add the rest of the ingredients, including the other half cup of bourbon and simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes.

    This stuff rocks! If we had been able to have our brisket judged with sauce, I think I might have had a better outcome…..but thinking about who the judges were, maybe not. But, everyone who had some of this sauce loved it. It would be great with ribs too.

  69. 69
    beltane says:

    @Midnight Marauder: Someone must tell Williams that tanning booths are for self-hating white people.

  70. 70
    Victor says:

    Pardon the moment of geek.

    Curious visitors to the marktalk website will find its homepage infected with a WordPress virus as described here:

    http://www.devhunters.com/word.....virus.html

    So, the website’s not just insulting, but infectious, to boot.

  71. 71
    HumboldtBlue says:

    @beltane: You win today’s internets.

  72. 72
    kay says:

    There’s so many, many media experts on the Tea Party I’m sure we’ll get some thoughtful and incisive commentary on this gem.

    Reams of words written by professional journalists analyzing this “movement”, and all anyone needs to read is this.

    And it’s in their own words.

    Watch the media scramble to minimize and excuse it. They won’t know what to do.

  73. 73
    demo woman says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Hi, If you are still around, who do you recommend for State Superintendent of Schools?
    Last election I voted in the Repub primary because I voted against Price in the primary. I have received Robo calls from Sarah, Jan and many others. I also was called by a candidate doing a poll and the first question was what primary are you voting in, response..democratic..response..click.

  74. 74
    Xero says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Was originally posted a Mark Williams’ site, you can see a screenshot here, and subsequent post where Williams defends it.

  75. 75
    Elizabelle says:

    @beltane:

    I know. Wish I knew more Lincoln quotes and lore. He would have relished taking this fool on, elegantly.

    Further to my post above; couldn’t edit it:

    Apologies if I sound like a nag, because BJ can and will discuss anything it likes. Not trying to censor or pontificate.

    But honing in on this, after such a big and positive news day (financial regulatory reform, or what you can get out of this Congress), feasting on this joker’s tirade is like diving into dogsh*t masquerading as pate, when there’s champagne and better fare to be had.

    We live through so much poutrage. Today’s a day to be happy for some change the banksters hoped they’d head off.

    For an oil well that’s not gushing, even if that’s temporary.

    For half a billion less that Goldman Sachs can award itself in bonuses.

  76. 76
    LivingInWingnutHell says:

    Even supporters on his site are strongly hinting that maybe he should take it down and re-work it because some people may not understand the subtlety of the satire. Translation: “WTF are you thinking?”

  77. 77
    Midnight Marauder says:

    @freelancer:

    From further down the thread, Marc has some justifications to make:

    You don’t even need to make it to the comments for your head to explode. This is how he introduces his “satirical letter”:

    Astonishing.
    __
    In every one of the dozens of interviews that I have done regarding the anti-Tea Party resolution passed by the NAACP I have brought up the absurdity of a group that calls blacks “Colored People” hurling charges of racism. Whats more, each interviewer has defended that phrase and expressed surprise that I would consider that phrase to be racist! [Emphasis mine]
    __
    Apparently Colored People are an entirely new race of people and one to which the title applies.

    Truly astonishing! To think that people would have the audacity to defend the phrase “colored” as having racist origins, because of the simple fact that it is true! HOW DARE THOSE GODLESS, RACIST HEATHENS?!

    I mean, what world have these people been living in that “colored” doesn’t have an ugly, racially charged history? These people are just becoming less and less of actual human beings, and more like some kind of avant-garde political science project from some enterprising writers from The Onion.

    Just all-galaxy ignorant once again.

  78. 78
    danimal says:

    Within the last week or so, someone on the intertubes was wondering when the GOP would dust off the reparations issue. The GOP/tea party is predictable, that’s for sure.

    Race-baiting now, race-baiting tomorrow, race-baiting forever!

  79. 79
    freelancer says:

    @Midnight Marauder:

    Just all-galaxy ignorant once again.

    Did he go to school in Texas?

  80. 80
    DarrenG says:

    @abo gato:

    You are apparently a man of refinement and taste, so I shall assume you merely forgot to type which sort of chile peppers and/or mustards you used in your BBQ sauce, for surely you wouldn’t have made a sauce without?

  81. 81
    Darius says:

    Watch the media scramble to minimize and excuse it. They won’t know what to do.

    Nah, the media knows exactly what to do: ignore it.

  82. 82
    El Cid says:

    Just coincidentally the newest season of awesome British sketch comedy show “That Mitchell and Webb Look” premiered.

    There’s a skit pretty close on to the topic, although it involves a bit more accidental racism.

    Give it a look, starting at 7 minutes 47 seconds in. It’s a recurring character who plays the always well-intentioned assistant to the lunatic department store owner boss. (Sort of a much darker parody of ‘Are You Being Served.’)

  83. 83
    Elisabeth says:

    @freelancer:

    I am mocking those people who call themselves “Colored People” and who are now fighting to be kept as government owned pets, whilst hurling charges of racism at those who embrace freedom and civil rights.
    It is in your head that the term “Colored People” means “Black”.

    That is, somehow, worse than the original “letter.” Sounds like he’s tossing in all non-whites just to make sure all his racist bases are covered.

  84. 84
    Chyron HR says:

    @Darius:

    Nah, the media knows exactly what to do: ignore it. denounce Obama for making the poor Tea Partier write this.

  85. 85
    cat48 says:

    I just saw this in the other thread and was beyond horrified. I’m genuinely getting scared that some kind of violence is going to result from this—

    I am too, but then I’ve felt that way for a while. It won’t be pretty. I keep having flashbacks to the 60’s & 70’s because the racism has become so blatant.

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    Keith says:

    Wow, I took to the comments of the original post, and guy’s defense is literally that he wasn’t making fun of blacks. Oh, no, he was really making fun of people who call themselves “colored people”. This guy is delusional. And how the fuck did he get on CNN, anyway? I mean, seriously, he just called the head of the NAACP an Uncle Tom.

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    freelancer says:

    I posted this in this morning’s Walnuts/Betty Draper OT, but I’m reposting it here:

    I like the guy, but was Weigel as maddening at the Wapo as he has been borg blogging for Sully? Jesus Christ, he has been full of “Left is just as bad as the Right” Bobo-esque false equivalencies, and it’s driving me nuts.

    The New Black Panther Party plays the same role for the right that Hutaree-style militants play for the left: They’re a tiny, uninfluential group whose importance is magnified to keep the base excited. Left and right wind up worrying more about each other than they care about the institutions that actually govern the country. It’s great if your goal is maintaining movement identity, but not if you’re more interested in changing policy than collecting scalps.

    I like this comparison and think it’s 99% true. The 1% where it’s not true—the left gets attention when warning about militia dangers because of Oklahoma City. Unfair, probably, but militia members who mean well know how damaging the legacy of Timothy McVeigh has been. The left knows this, and that’s why you see a rush to paint conservatives with the “militia” brush—Americans hear it and think “like those terrorists who blew up the Murrah building!” By contrast, the fringe New Black Panthers are more silly than violent.

    Oh for Fuck’s sake! The angry white guy/militia/2nd amendment/sovereign citizen movement has grown and has committed violent acts including multiple murders in the name of their insane beliefs/paranoia. The New Black Panthers nonsense is just another glob of bullshit wingnuts are throwing to the wall to see what sticks. And this way, for the people reporting it, well it’s just another way to put their thumb on the scales in order to generate “balance”.

    It’ll be some civil rights activist/famous hispanic nominated to be put on a stamp that has them freaking the fuck out next week.

    Fuck it, just go read TNC.

    Maybe he’s got a blindspot, but I hate to see Dave go the way of CNN in terms of his style of reporting on this shit. It’s maddening.

    I’d link to the original cartoon, but it has a malware alert, but here is the dumb that comprises the TPM in all its nuance. Multiple Multiple choice applies.

    http://thegreatamericandesert......ve-weigel/

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    kay says:

    @LivingInWingnutHell:

    Even supporters on his site are strongly hinting that maybe he should take it down and re-work it because some people may not understand the subtlety of the satire. Translation: “WTF are you thinking?”

    I think it’s wonderful. The more blatant, the better. At some point, even the moronic pseudo-sophisticates in the media are going to have to stop covering for the Tea Party and start covering the Tea Party.

    The real Tea Party, not the media-driven myth. The people who happily lettered and carried those signs and write things like this and pay to put up horrible billboards.

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    TR says:

    Looks like Olbermann is on it, coming up soon.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Elizabelle: “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong Impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

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    db says:

    Wow…. just wow!

    I remember sometime ago there was a post with a video encouraging people not to call other people racists but rather just call their actions racist.

    Screw that…. this guy is racist.

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    abo gato says:

    DarrenG, no peppers in this sauce, although I am certainly fond of them. Try it and you’ll see that peppers are sometimes superfluous.

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    TR says:

    @freelancer:

    The angry white guy/militia/2nd amendment/sovereign citizen movement has grown and has committed violent acts including multiple murders in the name of their insane beliefs/paranoia. The New Black Panthers nonsense is just another glob of bullshit wingnuts are throwing to the wall to see what sticks.

    Let’s put it this way — the number of people who have been murdered by unhinged nuts on the right in the past two years is more than the number of people who are in the “New Black Panther Party.”

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Called it. Wish I hadn’t.

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    TaMara (BHF) says:

    @Chyron HR: That seems about right.

    I’m beyond even sarcasm and rage at this point. I don’t even see how in 2010 anyone can let this pass.

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    @freelancer:

    Did he go to school in Texas?

    You tell me after reading this comment:

    Real simple. That the NAACP does not speak for anyone outside of its own narrow little group of backward looking people. In their world view they still cannot sit at a lunch counter or the front of the bus. The last group in America for whom they can claim a right to speak for is Black American Citizens. W.E.B. DuBois never intended the organization to work against civil rights and use the government as an extortionist for favored social classes.
    __
    The difference between then and now is that DuBois knew real racism first hand. He also knew the power of government to perpetuate and enforce that racism. Jealous and his cronies would be set upon by the original NAACP founders and run out the organization faster than we in the tea party movement disavow racists who try to latch onto us.

    You read that correctly. According to Mark Williams, the NAACP still believes that black Americans do not have the right to sit at a lunch counter or at the front of the bus. That is who we are dealing with here.

    Just let it all marinate for a while.

    And this might be my favorite comment on the entire post:

    Joe says:
    __
    The ‘Tea Party’ movement was hijacked by this guy and others like him. The basis for the original ‘Tea Party’ was a libertarian one – ending our current pro-war stance, getting rid of invasive foreign policy, anti-torture, pro civil liberties.
    __
    What did all of you ‘tea partiers’ do during the debates when the originator of the Tea Party spoke of these principals? Laughed in his face.. Talk about riding someone’s coat-tails. Thats the pot calling the kettle colored. I mean black. I mean colored.

    Mark Williams says:
    __
    I am clueless as to your point Joe about “this guy”, libertarians and debates involving “the originator of the Tea Party”. History suggests that Samuel Adams would be the originator and to the best of my knowledge the tea partiers were with him at the [Old] South Meeting House, where they had gathered to act on the idea.
    __
    That was 1773 so you will excuse me for being absent.
    __
    I shall do my best to answer the part of your comment that I actually understand.
    __
    My first tea party was 206 years later in 1979 when we organized to beat back a massive pay increase that the Massachusetts legislature voted itself (we won) and then again in 1988 when the Congress did the same thing. In that instance we not only beat back the pay increase but secured the resignation of then Speaker Jim Wright.
    __
    The current incarnation was of course sparked by a TV commentator in February 2009 and followed through on by some 50,000+ individuals who organized to hold our first series of rallies a week later.
    __
    The Sacramento rally, organized by Free Republic and emceed by me was on February 29, 2009.

    “That was 1773 so you will excuse me for being absent.”

    Funniest.Racist.Ever.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    He really should have run this by his black friend.

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    Elisabeth says:

    @Keith:

    MSNBC had Pam Geller on yesterday to clarify why the Mosque near the WTC site is a bad idea. Too bad for them ~ Geller sounded reasonable. Wrong, but reasonable.

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    Tom Q says:

    This thing is so bad I honestly first thought John had made it up as a parody. I’m astounded someone could be this overtly racist. (Covertly, sure)

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @wasabi gasp:

    He really should have run this by his black friend.

    I am sure he would have if he had one.

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    matoko_chan says:

    @Allison W.:

    Duck! wooo…lol!

    and your point is Allison?
    im a sufi.
    CAIR fills the same function for muslims that the NAACP does for blacks.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    very good.

    Found this quote as well:

    What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
    Abraham Lincoln

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    BH says:

    This dude just used the Erick Erickson approach to getting a lot more time on CNN. A lot. He may even get his own show.

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    kay says:

    @TR:

    Let’s put it this way—the number of people who have been murdered by unhinged nuts on the right in the past two years is more than the number of people who are in the “New Black Panther Party.”

    The focus on the new Black Panther Party is about discrediting Eric Holder, and, more broadly, the Obama DOJ.

    Something about an African-American AG makes conservatives very, very nervous. I sometimes think Holder rattles them more than Obama. It’s amusing to me, shoe on the other (historic) foot, and all. They’re not comfortable with that.

    He should come right out and reassure them. He won’t be putting them all on a chain gang, or anything.

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    Jake says:

    I just wrote an open letter to AIPAC. I told them to stop advocating for “entitlements” for Israel, that Israelis should get jobs and not expect Americans to pay for their laziness, that it was time they paid for their own defense, and to stop being American “pets.” Am waiting for Ms. Palin’s tweet on how patriotic Americans only want limited government, and Israelis should not look forward to a redistribution of our wealth.

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    b-psycho says:

    Whenever I see such blatant racist garbage, I just imagine the writer being traumatized as a child by walking in on mommy deep-throating the biggest, blackest sausage on the face of the earth — at which point she flings a liquor bottle towards the little fucker’s head, and promptly gets back to sucking.

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    @kay:

    He should come right out and reassure them. He won’t be putting them all on a chain gang, or anything.

    That’s exactly what a radical Mandingo warrior attorney general who was planning on enslaving all white people in the United States would say.

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    Dear Fucktard,
    Your complete overreaction to a few gentle suggestions: Think about some of your rhetoric, toss the assholes waving the Obama Witch Doctor signs the minute they show up, and watch out for KKK members trying to join your party, shows that we were to nice. Thanks for proving our point.

    Assholes.

    Sincerely,

    The NAACP & every other person who has called you racist fucks a collection of racist fucks

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    kay says:

    @Midnight Marauder:

    Real simple. That the NAACP does not speak for anyone outside of its own narrow little group of backward looking people.

    That’s rich. Coming from the Tea Party. Who object to every amendment of the Constitution that comes after the Second.

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    Bubblegum Tate says:

    Help me out here–which racist teabagger leader is Mark Williams again? It’s hard to keep them all straight.

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    kay says:

    @Midnight Marauder:

    I think it would be great. I don’t give a shit anymore.

    After he reassures white Americans that although he is a black man, he isn’t bent on vengeance, he can take a coupla questions.

    A town hall! Better.

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    maus says:

    Liberals are the true gay-haters. Liberals are the true racists. Liberals are the true Nazis. Liberals are the true misogynists. Liberals are the true blah blah blah blah blah blah

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @matoko_chan: Far be from me to put words in Allison W.’s mouth, but I got the impression she was referring to the undoubted shitstorm of stupidity that the teabaggers and their ilk will unleash as a result of CAIR’s statement. Nothing more.

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    Chad N Freude says:

    @Allison W.: So now the NAACP is allied with the terrorists. How much better can it get?

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    Polar Bear Squares says:

    Smart accountability is holding the president accountable while not undermining the movement by weakening the president and enabling the Republicans. Unfortunately, constant badgering by some of the cool kids in the progressive blogosphere directed at anyone else who says something nice about the president appears to be the order of the day. And anyone who points out the political consequences is shouted down by the cool kids as well. — Bob Cesca

    Nothing to do with the post, but a very salient point.

    Thanks for the post, John. I’m really racking my brain to find another word to use but “racist” because, you know, I know Michelle Malkin hates that word. But just seems appropriate.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Polar Bear Squares:

    I’m really racking my brain to find another word to use but “racist” because, you know, I know Michelle Malkin hates that word. But just seems appropriate.

    I would consider using fuckingracist.

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    AnotherBruce says:

    Why in Satan’s name does anybody watch CNN anyway?

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    Jared says:

    “Precious Ben Jealous.”

    Yikes.

    I’m a little disappointed no one picked up on the gay-baiting in the letter (Jealous is a nerdy looking, light-skinned black dude, so ya know, he MUST be gay). Remember, all: hate rarely stays in one place. If you dislike blacks, you’ll probably be on to Jews, gays, and so forth, before eventually shooting the mirror.

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    kay says:

    @Polar Bear Squares:

    Unfortunately, constant badgering by some of the cool kids in the progressive blogosphere directed at anyone else who says something nice about the president appears to be the order of the day. And anyone who points out the political consequences is shouted down by the cool kids as well.—Bob Cesca

    Somebody else here said something which I think is true: media only invite even-steven. So if you have the requisite two liberals, and they’re both bashing Obama, and you have the two conservatives, also bashing Obama, that’s all the available seats, and everyone’s bashing Obama.

    With the host nodding sagely, in the middle. We all hate Obama! See?

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    Longer Mark Williams – It’s not our fault those Afreecan natives wanted to ride in our boats.

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    Chyron HR says:

    @Jared:

    I think that’s a reference to “Precious”, that movie that was full of filthy “colored people”.

    (P.S. I didn’t say anything about blacks, and you’re the real racists for thinking I did.)

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    Gozer says:

    “Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.”

    Wait, wait, wait…don’t the teabaggers want to repeal the 14th amendment? What with all those “anchor babies” corrupting our precious bodily fluids.

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    Scott says:

    God damn.

    This is why I need fireaxes. So very, very many fireaxes.

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    Jake says:

    I posted a comment on Mark Williams website. I asked why is it that whites never accept entitlements — not farmers, defense contractors, corporations, etc. The post was in moderation and then deleted….

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    cat48 says:

    Somebody else here said something which I think is true: media only invite even-steven. So if you have the requisite two liberals, and they’re both bashing Obama, and you have the two conservatives, also bashing Obama, that’s all the available seats, and everyone’s bashing Obama.

    I’ve said that several times. This reached the height of absurdity as I watched Fareed a few weeks ago who had on Huffington, Van de Heuvel, and Spitzer bashing Obama. It was absurd because the other guest, Ross Douthat, was defending Obama the best he could. Bizarro World come to life.

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    kay says:

    @cat48:

    Thanks. It was you because the person mentioned Spitzer, who I didn’t even know was an Obama-basher.

    It makes perfect sense to me.

    I don’t even watch anymore. I’m so tired of the rote repetition and list of complaints. Each speaker sounds exactly the same to me.

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    Allan says:

    No time to read comments now, but you need to be aware that Williams is planning a run for Sacramento City Council.

    Pray for us.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @demo woman #73: Probably Joe Martin, but I haven’t been following that race quite as closely as some of the others and may well change my mind between now and Tuesday. Do you have a preference, or any views one way or the other?

    BTW, I’ve probably changed my vote for Gov. I heard the 2-part interview with DuBose Porter on NPR this morning and was WAY impressed!! I doubt he’ll win the primary, so I can still vote for Roy in the general, but I really liked what I heard. (So, FWIW, did one of my colleagues, who is about as liberal/progressive as anyone I know.)

    I know (very slightly) both Porter and Barnes and like them both as people. Would be happy enough if things ended up with Barnes for Gov and Carol Porter for LG.

    It’s going to be fun watching the ‘Pubs, though. Karen Handel the big scary liberal? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

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    That's Master of Accountancy to You, Pal (JMN) says:

    @abo gato:

    @TMOATYP, yeah, I’m a bourbon kind of girl too. May have to think about breaking out the bottle of the Pappy to counter this horseshit.

    Wait, wait, wait. You’re a girl (this is the right thread for that sort of condescension, I think) and you like bourbon? I think I’m in love.

    Fortunately, the tequila shot I have right now seems to be adequate.

    I think to be adequate to the occasion, you’re going to need about six of those. That should make you sick enough not to care any longer.

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    El Cid says:

    Did anyone else notice the reference to cotton in the first sentence?

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    It’s hard to keep them all straight.

    WAAAH! LOOK LIBERAL HOMOPHO-

    Oops, false alarm.

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    That's Master of Accountancy to You, Pal (JMN) says:

    @kommrade reproductive vigor: Nah. They’ll just accuse us of heterophobia until the next time they need to make the opposite claim.

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    Allison W. says:

    @matoko_chan:

    My point is that the shit will really hit the fan as the Tea Party will now claim that they are being attacked by Colored’s and Muslism’s.

    didn’t think that would be so hard to figure out.

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    Allison W. says:

    @Chad N Freude:

    Of course. Muslim’s and blacks attack the poor widdle tea party.

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    Allison W. says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    THANK YOU!

    geesh.

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    Hob says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: “Fuckingracist” makes me giggle, because I imagine it spoken in the mellow hippie tones of certain Unitarian ministers and Reform rabbis who like to write “lovingkindness” as a single word… e.g., “May the Divine be with us as we engage with our brothers and sisters who live in the spirit of fuckingracism, amen.”

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    batgirl says:

    @matoko_chan: I love the title of that post: “The Correct But Tactless NAACP” like there is some Miss Manners guide to calling out racists that Bodenner is privy to.

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    cminus says:

    @Mark S. #133: Yeah, but I note how he used the “No True Scotsman” fallacy to prove that, the preceding notwithstanding, the Tea Party movement is in no way racist.

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    Tonal Crow says:

    I wonder what Michael Steele’s response will be?

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    Tonal Crow says:

    @dmsilev:

    Remind me: Is it possible for a political party to get a negative percentage of the vote from some ethnic group?

    No. Not unless Diebold has become an ethnic group.

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    Tonal Crow says:

    @JAHILL10: Shouldn’t you be trolling at FDL?

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    jeff says:

    I would like to demand that this not be true. I have had a really horrible week, in which I had to admit to myself that my family are racist and bigoted against muslims. I posted earlier this week or maybe last week that “something” was up–there’s been a big uptick on the rhetoric from the right. I actually am concerned for the physical welfare of muslims for the first time in 8 years. WTH is going on? I’m getting a giant spike in hatemail from the family.

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    Beth in VA says:

    Is this for real?? I don’t believe it. It’s too horribly juvenile to be real.

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    matoko_chan says:

    @Allison W.: apolos.
    im kinda raw after commenting in my muslim name at abu muqawama.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    And when that happens—and it will happen—Mark Williams and his ilk will be all “Oh, we didn’t promote violence! Whassamatta, can’t you take a joke? We were just having fun, just a little pushback against librul political correctness, you know? We’re not responsible! It’s not like we were telling people to go out and kill the ni. . . er, I mean, the Culled Fokes.”

    Worse, some moran is going to send this funny funny email to his “Black Friend at the Office”, aka the guy in the next cube who hasn’t yet convinced HR a reassignment is necessary, and said moran will end up wearing bits of his company-owned desktop operating system. Which will “prove”, to the entire satisfaction of Mark Williams and his friends among the Media Village Idiots, that it’s all the fault of Those People, who can’t take a joke.

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    Bruce (formerly Steve S.) says:

    I followed the links back to their origin. Did you know that for a mere $19.95 Mark Williams will sell you a 63 page book on how to get a concealed weapons permit? I think John Cole could learn a thing or two about marketing from this guy.

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    matoko_chan says:

    @batgirl: it really makes me furious that he thinks the NAACP should do crap like this…

    “Perhaps the NAACP could have approached TPM leaders in private first, offering to help with a PR strategy to purge the racist elements of the movement from its core, small government message. That would have been the Obama-esque approach. But publicly shaming the TPM into doing so doesn’t seem smart or pragmatic.

    Bodenner, thats YOUR FUCKING JOB.
    man up and do it.

    some lowhanging frumfruit here

    “A reality-based, culturally modern, socially inclusive and environmentally responsible politics that supports free markets, limited government and a peaceful American-led world order.”

    mebbe we can have a thread where we can help the man out?
    /wicked grin

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    Jong says:

    What a waste of tallent. @matoko_chan:

    This is an email I sent to sully a few minutes before I checked over here.

    “Was the NAACP resolution helpful for race relations? Based on the immediate and inflammatory backlash showcased in the MSM, I think not.

    Perhaps the NAACP could have approached TPM leaders in private first, offering to help with a PR strategy to purge the racist elements of the movement from its core, small government message. That would have been the Obama-esque approach. But publicly shaming the TPM into doing so doesn’t seem smart or pragmatic.”

    And once they have reformed the TPM public relations, they can move on to the KKK.

    The suggestion that the NAACP should have quietly reached out to the TPM to help with their PR strategy is one of the most naive ideas expressed on the dish in years. And making suggestions about what the Tactless NAACP should have done suggests that you think that they are some how responsible for this whole kerfuffle.

    Race realtions will be improved when the TPM gives up the riddiculous message of white-victim-hood at the hands of Obama. And certainly individual tea-party-goers have an well documented history of racist behaviour. The fact that bloggers at the dish were previously ignorant of the white-victim-hood meme is exactly the reason why the NAACP needed to call it out.

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    TooManyJens says:

    “Have you ever had something happen that was so racist, you didn’t even get mad? You were just like ‘God damn, that was racist!’”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ4B7G8Rw3Q

    (Also, too, I keep getting confused in this thread because when I see TPM, I think of Talking Points Memo.)

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    Roger Moore says:

    @jeff:

    WTH is going on?

    I suspect that you’re seeing a right wing panic attack. The Republican leadership has talked a lot about winning majorities in both houses of Congress, but that’s not looking so likely anymore. If they can’t win now, when the economy is a mess, they’re going to have a lot more trouble in 2012 when things have gotten better and the Democrats will have a Presidential election to fire them up. So they feel an intense need to win now. Since their message doesn’t seem to be firing up the base enough to win the election, they’re trying the old standard of shouting louder. The racist and xenophobic messages are getting more frequent and less subtle. If their poll numbers start sagging- and something tells me that wingnut crazy and outright racist rants aren’t winning them many friends- expect things to get worse before the election.

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    noncarborundum says:

    It needs to be pointed out that Williams writes like Lovecraft.

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    tomvox1 says:

    Holy fucking shit. Well, at least it’s crystal clear where the Tea Party is coming from. Can this racist pig ever get booked on a mainstream talk show again? If he does & doesn’t get reamed out for this vile screed by the moderator, it really is game over for any pretense of sober ethical judgment in the media. Tweety might as well give Mengele equal time alongside Mandela and pretend that both their perspectives are equal, for chrissakes. In short: It better not fucking happen. This Mark Williams clown should be persona non grata from here on out, no ifs, ands or buts.

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    matoko_chan says:

    I’ll start.
    Dear Dave Frum
    as a mission statement that sentence is so full of fail it hurts my eyes.

    “A reality-based, culturally modern, socially inclusive and environmentally responsible politics that supports free markets, limited government and a peaceful American-led world order.”

    its like the photo-negative of the conservatism you now have.
    you now have

    a magical-thinking, culturally disenfranchised, socially and racially exclusive, environment-raping global warming denialism that supports the unregulated invisible hand of the market punching americans in the face, bloated military junta torture government and two meanlingless wars started and prosecuted by conservatives

    heres my suggestions–

    1. junk the dead white guy philosophy and find some third culture intellectuals that will support the sane parts of your ideology.
    2. give up on anti-abortion activism….by the time you can change the court makeup we will be buying fullterm human ectogenesis from the japanese….they have been doing goat embryos for over 10 years.
    3. Quit pandering to your base and tell them truth. they are racists. they are not as smart or as well educated as liberal intellectual elites–tell them commonsense is not the same as intelligence. tell them they are going down in permanent defeat if they can’t attract minoritities.
    4. cooperate with liberals in fixing our current HORRIFIC problems instead of just trying to win.
    5. Admit truths….torture is wrong. The Bush Doctrine failed because GW was stupid. Muslims will for vote for Islam when they can vote. All that blood and treasure for nothing.
    6. Tell them America is never going to be a theocracy.
    7. and this is the most important….educate your base instead of just exploiting them to win. its like you WANT them to be stupid….you don’t have any faith that they can learn.

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    matoko_chan says:

    @noncarborundum:

    Williams writes like Lovecraft.

    blasphemer!
    he writes NOTHING like the Holy H.P. !

    Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity.
    H. P. Lovecraft

    a perfect description of the Tea Party.

    Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

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    S. cerevisiae says:

    @kay: A Black sheriff?!

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    Walker says:

    he writes NOTHING like the Holy H.P

    Except that the fact that H.P. was (in his pre-soc*al*sm days at least) a horrendous racist. Go back and read Shadow over Innsmouth with understanding that it is social commentary about immigration at the time. I like H.P., but you have to treat him like Chandler Harris.

    With said, this suggests that the writing analyzer toy might be on to something.

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    Felanius Kootea (formerly Salt and freshly ground black people) says:

    @Jared: That’s biracial dude. Jealous’ father is white. I believe the NAACP picked him to appeal to a younger generation – he was a classmate of mine in college. I’ve never thought he looked nerdy though.

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    Lurker says:

    @matoko_chan:

    Cutting-and-pasting the entire hateful Mark Williams letter into the “I Write Like” analyzer gets you H.P. Lovecraft. :-O

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    Karen says:

    Evil yes but I’ve reached a point with these douchebags that I want them all to DIAF. Slowly. Painfully. I hate that I feel that way but I hate bullies and bullies will win.

    I bet they try to use the “2nd Amendment solution” against Obama if they don’t win in November and the Republicans aren’t in power.

    If Obama can’t be impeached, these wastes of life will act even more desperately than they are now. Desperate actions. The ammo and gun purchase increase isn’t for nothing.

    And if they succeed, I figure the Tea party admirers will say that “Obama finally did something for America,” Pat Buchanan and Peggy Noonan will say that whoever took Obama out is a true patriot and to say they’re racist is mistaken. It wasn’t a matter of race, they’ll say, it was to save America.

    All that hatred is bubbling up and if not at Obama, other people will get hurt. Killed. Nothing is more scary than a zealot and the Tea Party and other bigots are definitely zealouts.

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    TooManyJens says:

    @Karen: This is probably the nicest thing I’ll ever say about Peggy Noonan, but no, she wouldn’t. (Nothing would surprise me about Buchanan, though.)

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    Josh says:

    Nothing beats Williams’s initial response (via TNC):

    You’re dealing with people who are professional race-baiters, who make a very good living off this kind of thing. They make more money off of race than any slave trader ever. It’s time groups like the NAACP went to the trash heap of history where they belong with all the other vile racist groups that emerged in our history.

    Not a defense of Du Bois; not a suggestion that the NAACP was ever anything other than a “vile racist group.”

    As Marauder points out above, the teabaggers’ other strategy is to say, “Hey, the organization is racist because they still use the phrase ‘colored people’ in their name” and be astonished when their interlocutor says, “Are you stupid?”

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    Short Bus Bully says:

    @matoko_chan:

    Holy shit that was a legit post.

    You win the interwebz and a beer on the house if ever we should meet face to face.

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    ruemara says:

    @Allan: That douchebag is a local?! Oh, it’s on now, motherfucker. It is so fucking on. Not only will he lose, he’s gonna wish all that happened was a public deflowering in a macy’s window by Mr. T. I will personally make sure this bastard does not step outside his house without everyone knowing what he said, for as long as he lives.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @Josh:

    It’s time groups like the NAACP went to the trash heap of history where they belong with all the other vile racist groups that emerged in our history.

    So, basically, the racist bigot’s equivalent of “I’m rubber, you’re glue” in response?

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    Batocchio says:

    Mark Williams spouted some really racist shit after Hurricane Katrina, but this is even worse.

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    roshan says:

    @Hypnos:
    Thanks for the link to the John Abraham presentation on debunking Monckton lies.

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    Gents, we might not agree on much politically, But this one thing we can unite on. This asshat has got to go…

    please, go here to read my rant…

    It’s one thing to gripe about identity politics and such. But this asshole is just a straight up bigot. I can tell the difference and he is an bigot.

    Consider me one who will not tow the party line, or whatever… I know a racist when I see one and he is one.

    thanks,

    -Pat

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    bob h says:

    When Clinton, the first black President, was being impeached, black people rallied to his defense with their “Leave Our President Alone” meme. That something similar is not happening with Obama is a surprise to me; I would welcome a new Mau Mau Party.

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    abo gato says:

    Well, at least this has some traction…..Keith talked about it last night and I just saw on CNN while I was at the gym, that they were talking about it too….

    Maybe this fucker will really rue the day he thought writing this was a fun idea.

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    brantl says:

    @Elizabelle: You still have to pay attention to the weasels, otherwise, the next thing you know, they’re biting the shit out of you.

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    TR says:

    CNN has had three different segments on this in an hour. This story has legs.

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    Also, let me say this….

    My side of the fence likes to call this “Dog Whistle” racism…

    In this guys case; it’s a fucking fog horn…

    he needs to be drummed out…

    Period.

    -Pat

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    BruinKid says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Oh, I’ve already had a racist tell me that Williams was only using “satire”. I told him he mixed up “repeating stereotypes and making racist jokes” with “satire”.

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    JenJen says:

    @Mark S.: Well, kinda. But then Riehl writes:

    Within the context of recent news, this is neither funny, nor helpful. And it most certainly doesn’t speak for the many fine men and women looking to advance the cause of responsible government in America. What it does do, is give the Left a perfect foil to say, Aha, there is racism in the Tea Party movement! The fact is, there is not.

    Well!! That settles that.

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    Zach says:

    It’s incredible that the criticism headed his way will likely focus on his abuse & interpretation of the word “colored,” and not his claims that people who support social welfare really just want to bring back slavery.

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    Hob says:

    @JenJen: Yes, just like Mel Gibson punching women and threatening to burn down houses is not helpful, since it just gives mean people an excuse(*) to claim that Mel Gibson is a crazy asshole.

    (* I believe “excuse” is the word Riehl was looking for, since “foil” doesn’t make any sense the way he used it)

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    matoko_chan says:

    @Short Bus Bully: i drink guiness, like all good sufis. <3
    @Walker: well…..as my quote indicates, Lovecraft hated religious buffoons too. i think the analyzer is flawed.
    :)

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    joe from Lowell says:

    I’ve often commented that conservatives trying to play a race card remind me of a monkey that has somehow gotten hold of a field researcher’s cell phone. Poke poke poke, why this not work?!?

    Eg, “Ted Kennedy and Pat Leahy hate Catholics!”

    But never before have I seen one of the monkeys beat himself into consciousness with the cell phone.

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    wolfetone says:

    @Chad N Freude: Numbnuts, CAIR is not a terrorist organization. Perhaps you should crawl back into your cave, you fuckwad.

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    DarkBulb says:

    “Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.”

    I believe the mot juste here is “disburse” not “disperse,” since the subject being referred to is black welfare (bad), not black oil (good). Given Williams’ otherwise unexceptionable Aryan-intrinsic powers of persuasive written communication, can we correctly assume this to be intentional malaprop in the character of PBJ?

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