Monday, July 20, 2009

white on bug crime

There's nothing that lightweight about Ann Coulter. She wins pretty much every heavyweight prize I could throw at her. Let's just say, when I'm torn on an issue, I look to Ann and run screaming in the opposite direction.

Here, Ann helps us all determine the appropriate ranking of oppressed people (and things), according to "the liberals":

(new link)

I almost have no words.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Band-Aids only come in one color: white person.

Thank you, Stephen Colbert; I've been waiting for someone to explain what about Sonia Sotomayor's acknowledgment of her own life experiences makes her "biased," whereas all those white judges' life experiences are neutral.
In America, white is neutral. It's like Band-Aids...

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Word - Neutral Man's Burden
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorJeff Goldblum

thanks to Harold and Clare for the tip.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What's your Indian name? Facebook gets Lightweight.

I have to say, I find it ironic that Facebook kicks off real Indians whose names they don't think fit their "real world culture," but they will make up a fake Indian name for anyone who wants one.

For instance, Robin Kills the Enemy had her account deactivated by Facebook, who told her that "fake names" violate their terms of use.

She had to fax them a copy of her passport before they would reactivate her profile. When they did, she started a Facebook group, "Facebook: don't discriminate against Native surnames!!!" It's got about 4,800 members right now. She's not the only one who's had this problem.

Meanwhile, I see Facebook has a survey application they call "What's your Native American Indian name?"

So I guess if you don't have a real Indian name they'll give you one.
But don't expect to start a profile with that name.

I, of course, had to try it for myself. According to my preference of colors, seasons, where I'd like my ashes scattered, and how I like to camp - apparently my Indian name is "Rain Pebble."

Well, it's not as offensive as it could have been, but come on - rain pebble? That's not a real thing.
On the other hand, the little description that came with it reads,

"You are calm and collective, you are able to see past the troubles life may bring. You are always prepared and have things planned out."

Hey, that's actually kinda true.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Chief Drink'Um Up" Wineholder

This creepy racist GEM was recently removed from shelves of Gold Diggers, a Rapid City, SD souvenir shop.
"We cater to the Native American community; we admire them," said Roger Thompson[owner of shop]. "We don't make fun of them, we employ them."
GREAT. Guess that means he were SERIOUS when you wanted people to buy this. Yes! You've joined the ranks of RACIST CLASSICS like the "Lawn Jockey" in 2009. Way to go!

Big up to the "The Jewce" for the heads up. Backstory: Rapid City Journal

Monday, July 13, 2009

now all black AND brown men look alike?

Photoshop is great. You can make cellulite disappear, or an accused murderer look more threatening to American people everywhere, or even double the number of children you've stolen errr adopted from African nations.

There's a fine line, though. When you start interracializing families just because Adobe says you can, I have issues.
Thanks Toronto, for crossing the line in the name of summer fun. Give those kids their real dad back.