Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On The Internets 07.07.2010

  • I'm sorry, but is just impossible to deny that Rush Limbaugh is a racist. There have been, literally, hundreds of examples of his blatant racism throughout his career, but ever since the election of President Obama, he has become unhinged. Case in point, on his July 2 radio show, El Rushbo accused the President of intentionally starting the recession (which actually began in 2007, but facts rarely matter for this fat, drug addicted scumbag) to inflict "payback" for racial oppression and because Obama "hates America." He went on, "'This is payback,' meaning, 'All right, look. We don't care if it's the New Black Panthers or whoever it is. Black people in this country have never, ever had a fair shake. This is payback. O.J. Simpson was payback. How does it feel?' That word 'payback' is not mine, [but] it is exactly how I think Obama looks at the country: It's payback time... There's no question that payback is what this administration is all about, presiding over the decline of the United States of America, and doing so happily." Yesterday on his program, Rush went on a tangent about successful African-Americans, generally, and President Obama and Oprah Winfrey, specifically. He argued that Obama "wouldn't have been voted president if he weren't black," and "If Obama weren't black he'd be a tour guide in Honolulu...Somebody asked me over the weekend why does somebody earn a lot of money have a lot of money, because she's black. It was Oprah. No, it can't be. Yes, it is. There's a lot of guilt out there, show we're not racists, we'll make this person wealthy and big and famous and so forth." So, according to Rush, those privileged blacks are holding all the offices, taking all the jobs, and hosting all the shows on TV because, in spite of their inferiority, good-natured whites keep putting them in these jobs so as to show they aren't racist? Does this make sense to anyone besides KKK members? Rush is not engaging in political discourse, or making an argument against President Obama's policies, he is showing extreme resentment that a black person is in the position of either President Obama or Oprah Winfrey. The man is disgusting, plain and simple.
  • Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has taken some time away from bashing President Obama for not utilizing enough of the federal government (that he hates so much) to help his state with the BP oil spill to sign a bill allowing people to bring guns to church. Is it just me or do Republicans spend a little too much time thinking about all the places they want to bring their guns?
  • I guess it's a good thing that Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) isn't running for re-election this year. His approval rating in his home state has dropped to 34%, with a majority not wanting the Senator to remain the leader of the Republicans in the Senate.
  • Mike Judge is supposedly working on new episodes of his 90s cartoon show Beavis and Butthead, according to an anonymous source. "The source conceded that plans for actual broadcast are not yet cemented, or even a given, but confirmed that the King of the Hill/Office Space/Idiocracy maestro is definitely in the midst of writing new B and B material with the hopes of a full-throttle return." I never thought the show should end. I could watch Beavis & Butthead every day.
  • Further proof that the Grammy Awards are completely detached and based on nothing more than momentarily popularity can be found in the new rule change made for Lady Gaga. Ms. Gaga was ineligible for "Best New Artist" for this year's awards because she had a single released (and nominated for a Grammy) in 2008. With a previous nomination, she could not be considered "new." Now, a Best New Artist Grammy can go to someone previously nominated as long they didn't win. Lame.


J. Marquis said...

I wish Limbaugh would stroke out.

T. Paine said...

I won't even bother wasting my time in response to your Limbaugh rant.

As for Beavis and Butthead, that sounds like the Secret Service's code names for the President and VP. :)

Dave Splash said...

Because the evidence is irrefutable. Limbaugh is a racist scumbag who attempts to pretend that his attacks are based on policy or some other legitimate reason, yet he seems especially outraged by the notion of any black person holding any powerful position.

I mean, really, Oprah is only successful because she's black? When she started in the 80s, the idea of an overweight black woman taking over daytime TV seemed completely implausible. It was her talent and tenacity that made her a success, same as with white TV hosts. I say this with a staunch anti-Oprah record (I personally can't stand her show).

President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Donovan McNabb are three prominent African-Americans, all successful, and all have been attacked by Limbaugh. All, according to him, cannot measure up to their white counterparts, and have been helped along because of race. You see, assuming that blacks are inferior (as Rush does) makes him a racist.

T. Paine said...

And yet I refuted your past examples, including the made-up ones that progressives attributed to Limbaugh which simply were never said. They were Saul Alinsky demagouging lies used to discredit and alienate Rush. If there had been any evidence (audio, video, or otherwise) of even one of the things you attributed to him in the past, his career would have plummeted.

Even you are taking things out of context, Splash. I can see what Rush was saying in regards to Obama's race getting him further than if he were white. Otherwise he would be just another Dennis Kucinich moon bat progressive destined to rise no higher than Senator at best.

I am not sure I buy his account of Winfrey, but I am not familar with her story either.

As for McNabb, Rush stated that it was in the NFL's interest to have a black quarterback do well. McNabb is a mediocre quarterback at best and yet was trumpeted as one of the elite ones. I gotta agree with Rush on this. So did his colleague in the booth at the time, Michael Irvin. (a black man)

Again, I will point out that Rush's friend and call screener Bo Snerdly is black. One of Rush's good friends, and in fact the man that officiated at his past wedding was Clarence Thomas. Further, Rush is fast friends with many people of color from his days with the Kansas City Royals and his association with the NFL.

Your charges of racism just don't pan out, Dave, and yet I suspect you will continue to make them regardless.

Dave Splash said...

First of all, you refuted nothing. In every case, there was a link with audio or video evidence. No Saul Alinksy trickery here (though I think you guys give that man too much credit as I would bet 98% of liberals don't know who he is). You choose not to believe the evidence because, apparently, it is unsettling to you to acknowledge someone you admire is a racist. I can understand that, but it makes the case no less true. Limbaugh has serious issues with successful African-Americans.

Rush Limbaugh is obsessed with race. He constantly brings it up, especially with regards to the president. He assesses a racial motive to everything Obama does, when there is zero evidence to warrant it. Take the other day, when Mr. Limbaugh claimed that Obama started the recession, on purpose, as "payback" against white people. Only David Duke utilizes that kind of twisted, paranoid, conspiratorial logic. There is zero difference between Duke and Limbaugh.

The McNabb thing was racist. Saying he is mediocre is an opinion (not one that matches with any form of statistics). Rush argued that he was being advanced and lauded in the media solely because he is black. Again, putting a topic into the realm of race, when there is zero reason to do so. Unless you're Rush, and you are overwhelmed with anger about a successful black person.

So, Rush has a black guy working for him. That's how you refute 20 years of documented racism? Nice try.

I stand by claim and I stand by the facts. Limbaugh is a racist, and it is impossible to deny.

T. Paine said...

Using that flawed logic, I guess Michael Irvin is racist too then for agreeing with Rush about McNabb... (or is he just a self-loathing Uncle Tom black man?)

Dave Splash said...

For someone railing on about "context" it's comical that you take Irvin's comments completely out of context.