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Idiot Racists Are…Well, Idiot Racists. July 5, 2011

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Fig. 1: A racist picture is worth a thousand racist words.

Ok, so you all are probably familiar with the proverb, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” I suppose that we must now add a corollary: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to wear a stupid T-shirt and remove all doubt.” Apparently, the Kentucky Tea Party (read: modern form of the KKK) decided it would be tres’ cool to produce and sell—on the Fourth of July, no less—T-shirts bearing the phrases “Yup, I’m a Racist” and “Infidel: Everything I Need to Know About Islam I Learned on 9/11.”

Just when you thought clothing couldn’t get any douchebaggier than the “Affliction” Ed Hardy T-shirts, here comes the Kentucky Tea Party to take the cake and put a KKK cake-topper on it! I suppose these good folks still want to see the long-form birth certificate, love Michelle Bachmann, and think that The Homosexual Agenda actually exists. I also suppose I shouldn’t be too upset—frankly, if I see someone wearing such a T-shirt, it tells me everything I need to know about them in delightful brevity. It tells me that this person is extremely stupid, for the following reasons:

1. It tells me that this person is, in fact, a racist.
You see, if this shirt is supposed to be “ironic,” then it fails miserably. As we all know, the Tea Party gained a reputation for being racist, as the “party” formed in response to the emergence of Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, and members of this party have been caught on tape spouting some pretty bigoted nonsense and tomfoolery. Leaders in the party have tried to extinguish such perceptions by occasionally letting the odd (and I do mean odd) Black person in the party speak and say, “Hey, we’re not racist.” Also, they tend to focus on economic issues, by claiming that Obama is a Socialist. Just don’t ask them what a Socialist is. They can’t tell you. Anyway, anyone who has to go out of their way to tell you they’re not something usually is that something.

2. It tells me that this person is given to allowing T-shirt slogans and bumperstickers to represent complex issues.
To me, there’s something awfully juvenile about these shirts. But then again, I think there’s something awfully juvenile about message T-shirts. If you see a man or woman over the age of thirty wearing such a shirt, question their maturity. Question it early, question it often. The same thing goes for bumperstickers. I have grown sick and tired of seeing people “sloganize” their damned cars and their torsos. Frankly, I don’t care if you eat vegan or buy local or think that Obama is a baby-raping Socialist devil from the ninth circle of Hell. I really don’t care to be stuck behind your stupid Prius or stupid Land Behemoth and looking at a damned stick stencil of your monuments to overpopulation, nor do I care to know just how much you LOVE Jesus or your wife or your Yorkshire Terrier. Complex issues in this world cannot be reduced to puerile T-shirts or bumperstickers. And if the Tea Party wants to dispel the assertions of racism, then perhaps the leaders need to get a better grip on their brand messaging. This T-shirt doesn’t help.

3. It tells me that this person is willingly ignorant.
When you see a douchebag wearing this shirt, that should tell you that this is a person who is perhaps spoiling for either attention or a fight. This is a person who is proud to be in an organization that is polarizing and ill-informed. They most likely have very black-white views of the world and their membership in this “party.” Do not engage them. Hell, don’t even look at them as you pass them by at a public event, for this kind of idiot—much like other kinds of idiots whom you might find on YouTube or the comments section of CNN.com—prides themselves on being woefully ignorant about a great many things.

Racist Old Man is Racist…Film at Eleven December 2, 2010

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Or whatever time Anderson Cooper is on. Just watch:

Fig. 1: Isn’t that kind of stupidity terminal?

If you can’t watch the video, here’s my interpretation of the interview:

Anderson Cooper: FACTS FACTS FACTS
Leo Berman: CRAZY CRAZY RACISM CRAZY
Anderson Cooper: Dude, you’re crazy. And racist. Don’t forget the crazy.
Leo Berman: CRAZY CRAZY BLACK MAN IN WHITE HOUSE!!! RRAAARGH!!
Anderson Cooper: Dude, STFU.

A Recipe For Stupidity August 29, 2010

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Bigot is as Bigot Does August 22, 2010

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By this point in President Barack Obama’s first term, one would think that all that “He’s a MUSLIM!!!!111” nonsense would have faded away. You would think that people would have come to their senses (addled though they may be) and realized that that was just a bunch of racist, xenophobic hyperbole promoted by morons who don’t have the sense God gave a gnat.

WRONG.

From Talking Points Memo:

Franklin Graham, the Christian evangelist and son of Billy Graham, offered an explanation for the suspicions that some people have about President Obama’s religion, during an appearance Thursday night on CNN.

“I think the president’s problem is that he was born a Muslim, his father was a Muslim. The seed of Islam is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother. He was born a Muslim, his father gave him an Islamic name,” Graham told John King. “Now it’s obvious that the president has renounced the prophet Mohammed and he has renounced Islam and he has accepted Jesus Christ. That’s what he says he has done, I cannot say that he hasn’t. So I just have to believe that the president is what he has said.”

For the record, Obama’s father was Barack Hussein Obama, who gave the future president his own name. President Obama has written that his father, who he rarely ever saw, was raised a Muslim but was in practice an atheist.


Fig. 1: IDIOT.

Basically, Franklin Graham is a moron. Sadly, he thinks he’s clever. Let me break this down:
1. Franklin Graham is a moron
“Seed of Islam”? What the hell is a “seed of Islam” and how is it “passed through the father”? His pathetic attempt to relate this to Judaism and the matrilineal passage of culture is completely ignorant—religion and culture isn’t biological. Babies aren’t born being anything other than little human beings. No one is born “Muslim” or “Christian” or “Scientologist.”

And by the way, speaking in such archaic Bible-y terms in 2010 is just plain dumb. This isn’t Middle Earth…or medieval England.

2. Franklin Graham is not clever
He then follows up that stupid nonsense about the “seed of Islam” with the damning faint “praise” of “Now it’s obvious that the president has renounced the prophet Mohammed and he has renounced Islam and he has accepted Jesus Christ. That’s what he says he has done, I cannot say that he hasn’t. So I just have to believe that the president is what he has said.” See what this fool did there? See how he thinks he’s being clever? He’s snidely asserting that Obama was, at some point in his life, an active Muslim but somewhere along the way “renounced Islam” and “accepted Jesus Christ”—but wait, children! He then undermines the snide assertion with an even more snide jab that pretty much says he doesn’t believe that Obama isn’t a Muslim. This bigoted, passive-aggressive foolishness has become the bailiwick of the bigoted troglodytes who have just enough brain matter to know that if they say outright that “Obama is a MUSLIM!!!” they’ll get creamed by the fact that he isn’t. Nevertheless, they know how to use the dogwhistle to get their even less-intelligent sycophants to take up their anti-Muslim pitchforks and go crazy(ier).

Children, let’s be real. The “Obama is a MUSLIM!!!” is just code for “HE’S BLAAAACK!!!” but these desiccated sepulchers don’t have the stones to go ahead and say what’s really lurking around the deep recesses of their rotted brains. People like Graham are so blinded by their own stupidity, that they can’t even realize that when they spout nonsense like “seed of Islam,” they invalidate whatever pretense towards intelligence they make. What’s worse is that fool media outlets like Crappy News Network and Faux Noise keep giving these blights upon humanity airtime.

Franklin Graham, go sit your dumbass in a corner.

Breaking News: Sarah Palin Is An Idiot and a Bigot July 19, 2010

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Fig. 1: Sarah Palin, wordsmith.

Children, just when I think Sarah Palin reaches a new low in idiocy and foolishness, she goes and plumbs a new depth. She’s like the Jacques Cousteau of idiots. The Captain Kirk of blithering fools. The Neil Armstrong of ignorant jackasses. She’s got her knickers all in a twist about a mosque—actually, it’s more like a community center which would take over an existing building and be quite a ways away from “Ground Zero,” but when has Sarah Palin EVER bothered with facts when there’s xenophobia to whip up? So, like all intelligent, thoughtful, rational people, Palin has taken to the Twitter to voice her inestimable displeasure with all these brown people all these totally warlike Mooslims all these unpeaceful Muslims building a mosque across from Ground Zero and thumbing their defiant noses at all of America.

Realizing that people were making fun of her mangling the English language, she replaced that tweet with this one:

Fig. 2: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

All kidding aside, the bigotry operative here is mind-boggling. The only thing equally mind-boggling is the attempt at emotional manipulation operating in her tweets. One hour after the above tweet, the idiot strikes again:

Fig. 3: If you use the caps lock, you MUST be right!

I guess in Sarah Palin’s “real America,” “freedom of religion” and “freedom of assembly” only apply to Christians. They can build churches anywhere—but a community center that would be used primarily by Muslims? In NYC? Two blocks from Ground Zero??? PREPOSTEROUS! Oh, and in her words, “UNNECESSARY provocation.” I know that Twitter doesn’t allow for cogent, sustained arguments, but I’d love for Mrs. Palin to expound on such an assertion. How does this constitute an “unnecessary provocation”? Or is it that there is a reminder that there are Americans who aren’t Jesus-loving churchgoers frustrating to the former governor? Does it upset her that people aren’t chasing and persecuting Muslims en masse?

Is she equating all Muslims with Al-Qaida? (of course she is) Is she jumping on an “issue” in order to whip up xenophobic frenzy among her sheeple? (absofuckinlutely) Note how she uses “peaceful New Yorkers” and pits them against Muslims. I guess in her “mind,” no New Yorker is also a Muslim. Further, she vilifies Muslims—even though she calls them “peaceful,” it’s clear that she thinks they’re anything but. If they disagree with her half-witted banalities, clearly they’re NOT peace-seeking people and only wish to inflict grievous psychic wounds upon the rest of America. Also, it’s amazing how this…”person” deploys words like “peaceful” when it’s clear that she’s anything but. She seems to forget that during John McCain’s presidential bid she presided over rallies that were more like Two Minute Hates. Did she EVER “refudiate” any of the hateful, hate-filled crap spewed by any of her supporters?


Fig. 4: This pretty much says it all.

PS: I’d love to ask her to expound on the difference between Sunni and Shia Islam. I’m sure her explanation would be one for the books.