Monday, October 03, 2011

Assistant To the Quote of the Day


"It's just a name... Like those are vertical blinds. It's just what it was called."

-- Judge David Davis of Haskell County, Texas explaining why giving a hunting camp the name "Niggerhead" isn't a big deal

I swear, there's nothing that's simultaneously more hilarious and depressing than watching an ignorant redneck justify and defend his blatant racism (typically followed, by the way, by an expression of indignation that you'd dare call him a racist and an accusation that you're the racist for picking on white people) but this reaches a whole new level of stupid.

I'll help bankroll the first guy to make a t-shirt that reads: "Nigger Is the New Vertical Blinds."

14 comments:

Krash630 said...

I'm sure many of his best friends are African-Americans...

Nathan said...

Oh sure,

But will you pay a guy to wear it?

Anonymous said...

i see his point. i'm going camping this weekend to KillWhitey point.

-tom

Anonymous said...

Only liberals care about multicultural sensitivity issues. You don't want to be labeled a liberal, do you?

Sheriff Bart said...

Did you see a sign in my garage that says Dead Niggerhead storage?

JQ said...

These here are vertical blinds. 'Cause they're hung vertically. This here is Niggerhead. Y'know, 'cause it used to be filled with niggers.

Anonymous said...

The Daily Show did a good bit on this. It isn't something isolated to Texas.

Anonymous said...

This is retarded. Seriously...there are so many reasons to bring attention to Perry, especially in regards to his record as Governor of Texas, to prove he has no business in the white house without resorting to crap like this.

Short of building a time machine to go back and prevent decades of social injustice in the community that he lived in, I am not sure what he is supposed to do. I imagine the simple fact that the rock wasn't just removed, as opposed to painted over and then flipped, is that the damn thing is huge.

Perry didn't give the land that name. Neither did his father or anyone else in the family. From everything that I have read, the family has been trying to get people to stop referring to it by its local name.

Again, there are so many good reasons not to vote for Perry without bringing up this non-issue, just like there are so many reasons not to vote for Obama without buying into the fake birth certificate controversy.

Here is a good clue to realize this story is bullshit...Herman Cain is acting like this is a major issue. That alone should light up your bullshit detector.

Chez said...

What you're saying is worthwhile, Anon, but did you notice that nowhere did I blame Perry for the name of the place? You're right: I actually don't think this is a big deal for Perry; it's a silly contrived controversy. But the reaction of those who defend this kind of racism as just being, well, "the way it is" is always revealing and worth pointing out.

Also, yeah, it speaks volumes about entire planet of backward-ass stupid that is Texas.

Chez said...

Oh, and incidentally, did you watch how quickly Cain withdrew his indignation when he realized that he'd stepped over the line and violated the rules which dictate that he must at all times defend the GOP against accusations of racism. It took all of ten seconds for Rush Limbaugh to express "disappointment" with Cain, and ten seconds more for Cain to get the message and shut up.

kanye said...

Isn't this a Snoop song?

Steven D Skelton said...

Two points.

1. I agree 100% with Anon. I will not vote for Rick Perry because I think he would make a bad president, not because of a racial slur someone else painted on a rock 20 years ago (which his family painted over). This is, and I mean this, the fucking dumbest political story I have ever seen. I appreciate that Chez didn't jump on the bandwagon and accuse Perry of racism because of it.

2. I disagree completely with Chez' last comment. Cain backtracked because he realized that what he said was beyond fucking stupid and made him look small and petty, not because of any job or role he has in the party.

I won't support Cain for president either, but the man isn't running for spear catcher or racism deflector...he's running for president. His candidacy isn't about providing racial cover for the other candidates. He wants to defeat them.

Chez viciously attacks the right as being racist...but then denigrates the black candidate as if he is some sort of token negro there to serve the parties need to defend itself from racism.

Herman Cain has achieved a fuck of a lot in life and deserves to be respected for the man he is rather than be denigrated and stereotyped because he is black man who dares disagree with black political convention and then has balls to do something about it.

Chez said...

Exactly, Steven. He's running for president -- and in order to continue getting the full-throated support of the Republican establishment/wingnut faction (since they're one and the same these days) he knows full-well that he can't afford to piss off the usual suspects among the Fox News, talk radio and Red State punditocracy.

Guys like Rush Limbaugh absolutely expect Cain to deflect charges of racism by, yes, to some extent, being a token black guy -- and one who's consistently unwilling to acknowledge that racism is a problem on the right. If Cain doesn't appease that crowd, he won't win -- period.

Ref said...

This is a problem for Perry, not because he's a racist (I have no idea if he really is or not) but because he didn't say something like "Yeah, that was what it was called, but my parents painted the sign over because they didn't like the connotations of it and they raised me to be a better person than the kind who uses words like that." He tried to shrug it off, both because he's afraid to offend the racists who provide some of his base and because he doesn't know what "connotation" means.