American Pie and Racism

DATELINE: Stopping Black Candidates at Any Cost?

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Like many deluded Americans, we thought racism, like smallpox, had been eradicated. Well, smallpox is back—and so is racism, thanks to a president who encourages it.

Racism, a sign at Fenway Park said, last year is “as American as baseball.”  The sign was quickly removed, but its sentiment remains. No World Series victory deodorizes this stink.

Trump has encouraged white nationalists to arm themselves and travel to the border of Mexico to shoot unarmed women and children if they dare to cross the line in the dirt.

Your president (well, someone’s president Trump) has insulted every black woman he can find: latest is Michelle Obama whom he contends writes a book for money and must put in controversy. Those are his values all right. You only act for money. In most morality, that’s called bribery.

Trump has called every black female journalist he meets stupid, which goes with his view of black Congresswoman Maxine Waters. Gee, do we see a pattern here? Not if you live in Florida.

In Georgia, another Georgia Peach is running for governor and hates black women like his opponent Abrams. We note only that the original Georgia Peach was a virulent racist, so Kemp is in a grand old party tradition.

In the Citrus state where Anita Bryant used to spew hate, you now have resident Trump furious that his boy Rick Scott is having the election stolen. Trump’s other stooge, DeSantis, is forming a transition team to take over. It used to be called a coup d’etat, now it’s called a recount.

Racism is as American as the grandiose old party that kicked out Lincoln years ago.

It’s rather unusual for American history to have a robber baron and grand wizard rolled into one orange-hair orangutan in the “Whiter than White House.”

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Trump’s Blatant Racism

DATELINE: Inexcusable Lapses of Judgment

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If you need more than one example to prove that Trump is a fetid racist (on top of a dozen past examples), we have compiled a list of the latest evidence that Donald Trump is unfit to be president of the United States.

He is a blatant and unremitting in his bile. Perhaps he is not a white supremacist, as that entails belonging to a set of social pairings that he has avoided.  However, he has shown a disdain for anyone who happens to be a person of color. We will ignore all his obsessive, continuous, illogical attacks on Barack Obama.

Case in point number one: this week he managed to show his lack of humanity (perhaps another disqualifying characteristic) by suggesting he should have let three college basketball players rot in a Chinese jail for ten years because no one wants to kiss the ring of the reigning monarch.

On top of that, he took on the notorious imbecile LaVar Ball in a battle of twitter -tweetie bird brains. Suffice it to say, there is no honor in bashing LaVar Ball. It’s like kicking a dog with three legs. If Trump wanted to illustrate that he is a vile human being, comments such as this do it.

Oh, please, to those who cry it’s only Twitter. It creates a social condition among the uneducated and dumb supporters of racist notions

Next, Trump is calling for the complete suspension of Dallas Cowboy player Marshawn Lynch. Here is another least popular figure in sports who happens to be black. Lynch sat in Mexico City during the American national anthem, but stood for the Mexican anthem. He hardly seemed to be protesting much of anything. Another imbecile to equal Trump’s IQ on patriotism.

And, finally, there is Steph Curry, a basketball champion who was disinvited from the White House for not supporting Trump. Some have defended Trump by saying that the President did not even realize Curry is “high yellow” (a light-skinned black person).

The only high yellow Trump approves is in in his hair and the streak running down his back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fenway Park Signage Up Ahead

DATELINE:  Trolls in the Park
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Perhaps you belong to that quaint community that used to recall when signage at Fenway Park said things like: “No Smoking.” Or the ever useful “restroom” with the corresponding arrow.
Today if you go to Fenway Park, someone will unfurl a banner that reads: “Racism is as American as baseball.”
We would rush to advise the holders of the banner that they left out mom and apple pie.
Yes, indeed, baseball has a racist history. You probably can find racism and associated with any topic. Human nature being what it is.
The modern slogan is symptomatic of the new Puritans, following in the footsteps of their witch- hunting ancestors from Salem who always enjoyed finger-pointing on the way to kangaroo courts.
The new Puritans of today are likely wolves in sheepskin. They are college educated and know better than you whether you should wear a seat-belt or smoke a cigarette. And they are not shy to find any pulpit on which to share their slogan. In this case,  it happens to be Fenway Park on live television. Bingo, they have bingo.
When you are among the enlightened, you have carte blanche to do whatever you want whenever you want. Next you know, they may start crying fire in a crowded theater.
What the New Puritans are really against is being forgotten, or seen as unimportant, a mere cog in social media.  For them there is nothing worse than being a number in a computer program.
We don’t see much difference between those hapless fools who want to wave and cavort whenever television cameras turn on around them, and the new pure Puritan.
It’s a great American tradition to ask for liberty or death, or to live free or die.
We recall the days when a Fenway sign was something like, “Wade, we’re not wearing any underwear,” which always inspired Wade Boggs to get another hit.

So You Want to Ban Gone with the Wind?

DATELINE: Goose-stepping Left Wingers

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Scarlett and Mammy as diametric moral opposites.

We have now reached the point of philistine fatuity from the politically correct police squad. There has been a question raised in the New York Times about the racism and Confederate flags used in the classic epic American movie, Gone With the Wind.

Yes, political hacks now wonder if your home video ought to be burned, banned, and otherwise refuted. Please tell the hoi polloi how any suggestion of banning the book or movie version of GWTW puts distance between the Nazi regime of Hitler where banned books were burned and American literature.

Suggestions have mounted that the pre-Intermission waving of the Confederate flag over the wounded and dead Johnny Rebs at the train station is some kind of celebration. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You might also say that the flag commentary is as much to show the waste of human life over a misguided cause.

Those who see slavery in the movie and book as being endorsed are the kind of functional illiterates now graduating from a poor and pathetic American education system. In point of fact, Mammy is the spiritual center of the tale, a counterpoint to the rapacious and greedy Scarlett who destroys everyone in her path.

So much for putting privileged white people on a pedestal.

When Scarlett slugs Prissy the maid for her ineptitude, you cannot say that it shows the cruelty of slavery. It shows what happens to people under stress and how one spoiled bitch acts.

Gone with the Wind is historical soap opera, grandeur and grandiose combined, indeed showing how a generation of Southerners were living with delusions of grandeur. How can that be an endorsement of a lifestyle?

The marvelous Hattie McDaniel played domestics throughout her career—and shocked audiences by winning an Oscar for playing a slave in 1939. It is historic in many ways, flying in the face of discrimination and prejudice. She was a committed actress, not a slave and not a servant. If she suffered racism, it is all the more important her work be seen.

Those who do not learn from history probably went to bad public schools, or worse, went to private schools where they didn’t have to learn anything they didn’t want. Having taught at private and public colleges, we know of what we speak.

You may as well try to ban the American songbook because Stephen Foster glorified the lazy, hazy days of the Confederacy. You might as well ban the Band for singing “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”

Where does the madness end?

 

 

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Bobble, Heads Roll!

DATELINE: BAN THE BOBBLE!

Ortiz Papi Head

If you take one look at the Red Sox version of the David Ortiz bobblehead, you might be reminded of the days when the local neighborhood had a black jockey statue for the horses to be tethered to.

Big Papi deserves to be lauded, not lampooned. Spare us from the bubbleheaded idiocy that seems to epitomize sports today.

The notion that Big Papi will be honored with a bobblehead is as outrageous as depicting him as Aunt Jemima flipping pancakes. The actual bobblehead looks like something out of Al Jolson singing, “Mammy!”

The only thing missing from the Ortiz Bobblehead was having the unfortunate icon holding a watermelon. So, out of a preponderance of being horrified, the Red Sox canceled the distribution of the Papi bobble at the Yankee game.

The Red Sox nearly bobbled the season long testimonial to their retiring hero.

The biggest bubblehead of the bobblehead situation is the notion these things are meant to be flattering. If the process of bobbleheads is understood, they are satiric icons.

No one should be flattered to see his likeness bobbling like some out of control hip hop flopper.

These silly items were never meant to be kindly totems or to be used as standard-bearers for a career.

The idea of a bobbling head hints cruelly at a certain kind of mental deficiency. Better not to have a bobble head at all, than to bobble the Red Sox lionizing of its iconic Papi. The bobblehead was a bomb waiting for detonation.

Mexicans, Si! Racism, No?

GUEST EDITORIAL, by Roger Day

Liberal bias again reaches ignorant levels when media call Mexicans a “race” of people. They are a nation, not a race. Would you say that to demean Canadians is racist? Hardly.

Trump called the judge on the Trump U case a “Mexican.” More correctly, he is a Mexican-American, if you like those hyphenated American labels.

Mexican is a nationality not a race. Trump questioned the judge’s impartiality based on his national allegiance, not his skin color.

This judge is a member in a Mexican heritage lawyer/law only group, Laraza.

It is Trump’s position that he feels, based on his pronounced “building a wall” between Mexico and the US, this judge cannot be fair. The judge’s group membership and its pronounced goals, put the judge’s national allegiance is into question.

The federal recusal statute, 28 USC s/s 455(a) states that if a federal judge’s impartiality MAY reasonably be questioned, that judge MUST recuse himself. Those that are making the racist LEAP of unknowing stupidity, that Trump’s questioning the judge’s impartial allegiance because of his ruling political group membership and the case specific rulings is an attack on Hispanics are the racists themselves.

Mexicans are not all Hispanics or of Spanish decent. There are white Mexicans, black Mexicans, Mexican Jews, Indian Mexicans. Selma Hayek is half Lebanese and Mexican. “Hispanic” does not exclusively mean Mexican as many other nationalities can be Hispanics, like the US, Cuba, El Salvador, Peru, etc.

Trump’s accusers have racism on the brain.

A defendant’s (Trump’s) serious questions about a federal judge’s national allegiance, his impartiality, which could be the reason for his otherwise unfounded rulings, which when raised requires the judge to recuse himself, are not racist at all.

“Mexican” is a nationality. Therefore, any leap made from Mexican to include all Hispanics exists only in the racist divisive minds of the perpetrators of this slop.

 

Clipped Clippers: Sterling & the Grim Reaper

SterlingDATELINE: GRIM HUMOR

Donald Sterling is now going to fight any attempt to remove him from his basketball carbuncle.

Who can blame him? He has won (or settled) every lawsuit he faced in regard to racism charges for twenty years. And, there have been several under the carpet successes.

With unlimited resources (cash) and shark lawyers at his beck and call, he is likely to go the distance in the judicial system. Why not? He’s 80. This one won’t be settled in his lifetime. Like the proverbial tapeworm, he won’t give up his meal ticket.

We are now faced with a waiting game. We are waiting on the Grim Reaper to resolve the NBA’s troubles. You certainly will not see the NBA players taking actions that could put their contracts in jeopardy, as was hinted about several weeks ago.

Millions of dollars in player salaries are not going to be thrown down the hopper even if racism is the issue. Black players know where the paycheck originates.affluenza sufferer

Sad to say, Clippers owner (and his semi-hausfrau) will like cling to the legal system for the few years left to them on this earth.

The NBA can try to force a sale, but if Sterling refuses to cooperate, the entire process is sent into stalemate till the issue becomes so stale and weary and unprofitable that even the Grim Reaper wants to put closure to the life of Donald Sterling.

The ultimate court is the Final Judgment. Donald Sterling will face his before Aaron Hernandez meets his. So, our wait will be shorter in the long run.

In the end, the profligate world of athletic privilege will come crashing down in a fall worthy of the Roman Empire.