Archive for the ‘Racism’ Tag

Quote of the Day   Leave a comment

John Oliver speaking about the report from the Justice Department about the Ferguson, MO Police department “Now, the rest of the report didn’t just show evidence of disproportionate targeting and violence against African Americans, it also showed this.”

Reporter “Investigators say that they found e-mails from court officials and police officers that were racial jokes that referenced President Obama.”

Another reporter “Another message in June 2011 compared dogs to African Americans suggesting the animals needed welfare because they were ‘mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English, and have no frigging clued who their daddies are’.”

Oliver “It is moments like this that make me glad I’m on HBO, where you can hear me say this.  Bleep those bleeping bleepholes!  This is what swearing is for.”

Quote of the Day   Leave a comment

Stephen Colbert “Authorities in California are searching for a dangerous escaped albino cobra, though to be safe, police have arrested seven black cobras.”

 

 

Posted September 5, 2014 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Quote of the Day   Leave a comment

Jon Stewart continues his conversation with Sir Archibald Mapsalot III

Stewart “Why didn’t you touch Saudi Arabia, by the way?”

Mapsalot “Why touch Saudi Arabia Jon, they’re a good, decent, oil producing people.”

Stewart “I don’t think this is going to work out.”

Mapsalot “Look, there’s nothing the Arab respects, Jon, more than a strong steady white hand drawing arbitrary lines twixt their ridiculous tribal allegiances.

Stewart “But, right there, that seems a bit racist.”

Mapsalot “What, what, you’re calling me a what now?  To call me racist would imply that I cared enough to hate them.  Or, was interested about them enough to learn things about them to dislike.”

Stewart “That is exactly the kind of mindless imperialism that got us into this.  Your casual ignorance has doomed the region to exist in a perpetual state, what are you doing?

Mapsalot looking at his phone “I’m playing poker.”

Stewart “Why?

Mapsalot “Why am I playing poker?  Because you’re boring me Jon.  This is what real gentlemen do.  They play poker on their I-phones whenever they become inexplicably bored by something incredibly important.  I bid you good day, sir.”

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-september-4-2013/sir-archibald-mapsalot-iii

Quote of the day   Leave a comment

John Oliver “But, perhaps a surprise contender for most draconian voting rights legislation came from a little father north.”

Alex Wagner (MSNBC) “Last week North Carolina passed one of the most restrictive voter suppression bills in the nation.  A bill that slashes in half the state’s early voting period, that eliminates same day voter registration, that requires voters to show a government issued photo ID.”

Oliver “And it doesn’t stop there.  It also places voting booths on buoys that are only accessible by yacht. Now, the thing that occurs to me in all of this legislation is what problems are you trying to solve?  Why are you doing this?”

Reporter “Your state elections board said that they have only had one documented case of voter impersonation fraud in 2012.  You say…”

State Sen Phil Berger (R-NC) “The important thing is enhancing confidence in elections.  This is something that is about making sure that when people show up to vote, they are who they say they are.”

Oliver “OK, stop there.  “Cause as I believe has been established, The problem isn’t people showing up to vote and not being who they say they are, it’s person, as in one, singular, one guy, out of four and a half million people who voted in the last election.  You could have gotten the same results by just passing a bill that said Dave can’t vote.  He knows why.  So, if that’s not really the reason then let’s try this again.  Why are you doing this?”

Reporter “According to North Carolina’s board of elections, a third of voters here without a photo ID are African-
American.”

Oliver “And there it is.  It goes to show it’s true, always bet on black.”

Quote of the Day   Leave a comment

The host of “Fox News Sunday” Chris Wallace rebutted the suggestion made by some conservatives that President Barack Obama was stoking racial tensions by wading so deeply into the the issue of the George Zimmerman verdict on Friday.

“I thought he was trying to help both sides of the divide understand, and I thought he was especially moving when he talked about the new generation, talked about his daughters and the idea that the new generation, the upcoming generation, is better than people of our ages were in the sense they’re more color blind, they don’t see whites see black or blacks see whites as much of a threat,” the veteran journalist said on Fox News.

“I thought he was trying to deal with it in a forthright fashion,” he added. “Whether it was his race speech during the 2008 campaign or other speeches, this is when the President can be most effective. The speech he gave after the senseless shooting of Gabby Giffords in Tucson about violence in our society–Boy, I sure don’t see how you can read this as in any way stoking racial tensions.”

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/fox-news-chris-wallace-no-obama-isnt-stoking?ref=fpblg