Archive for February 27th, 2009

Expect A Lot More Like This…

Watermelon House

Lovely:

Should we send this to Maureen Dowd, who thinks she lives in a post-racial America? Look at the knee-slapping humor of Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose. He thought it was A-OK to send out this doctored photo of watermelons on the White House lawn in honor of Barack Obama occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And check this out:

Grose’s email included the heading, “No Easter Egg hunt this year.”

“I think he’s saying that since there’s a black president, there will be no need to hunt for eggs since they’re growing watermelons in the front yard this year,” said Keyanus Price, an African American who was among those receiving the email. Price told Fletcher that she considers the email rascist and offensive.

“What I’m concerned about is how can this person send an e-mail out like this and think it is OK?” Price said. “He’s putting the city into a bad place and he is a liability.”

The good news is that the wanker resigned, but check this choice bit of hilarity:

Grose has apologized and said he wasn’t aware of the racial stereotype that blacks like watermelon.

So someone just sent him that picture, and naive post-racial innocent that he is, he said to himself, “Watermelons on the White House lawn?  That’s so silly!  I guess they couldn’t have an Easter egg hunt with watermelons everywhere like that!  Tee hee hee!”

Yeah, I totally buy that.

We are in for 4-8 years of veiled and overt racism directed squarely at the White House, and it is not going to be pretty.

4 comments February 27th, 2009 at 08:25pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Obama,Racism,Republicans,Wankers

Random Mostly-Construction Photoblogging

…Plus one really distressed traffic cone.

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February 27th, 2009 at 06:07pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Friday Quote & Lion Blogging

This week’s quote is from Nadja, an indie vampire movie with an eclectic cast, including Elina Lowensohn, Martin Donovan, Jared Harris, David Lynch, someone named Galaxy Craze, and Peter Fonda as both Dracula and Van Helsing.  The former is actually the subject of the quote…

He was just like Elvis at the end. Drugged… confused… surrounded by zombies. He was just going through the motions. The magic was gone and he knew it.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s white lion cubs…

Aww…

February 27th, 2009 at 07:24am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging


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