[FoRK] Political race codespeak

HK Pang <hkpang at gmail.com> on Thu Apr 24 11:49:04 PDT 2008

As an immigrant, I never understood why race and religion are such a
big part of American politics.
I guess that's why majority of Asians and Latinos support Hillary. We
are already quite happy with the opportunities/social justices found
in the USA, as compared to our former countries. We just want someone
competent to make our life even better.

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 2:01 PM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
> Since somebody's opened the race suit in this fine card game, I'll throw out
> the bit that I've been dying to throw out.* ** ***
> A black president's bad for America;  I mean look, when Morgan Freeman was
> president in Deep Impact, we got hit by an asteroid.  And I don't know who
> Freeman was supposed to be, but he was narrating things (virtual president)
> when Mars invaded in the recent remake of War of the Worlds.  Don't get me
> started about how bad things were under President Camacho in Idiocracy ---
> rampant stupidity (waitasec, we already have that don't we...)  And when
> David Palmer and his brother were presidents in 24, we got nuked and hit
> with bioweapons and all kinds of bad shit.  And for that matter, that
> Michelle person sure does remind me of Sherri Palmer.  Aliens, asteroids,
> nukes, bioweapons, and scary wives...  no thanks.
> So yeah, vote for Obama, hasten the Eschaton...  and not in a good way. ;-)
> (I'm kidding, I'm kidding!)
> jb
> * this isn't even an original bit, though sadly I can't remember which
> comedian or outlet to credit.
> ** apparently it was the Onion:
> http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/do_we_really_want_another_black
> *** the Daily Show had an excellent bit the other night lampooning the Obama
> finger and race codespeak issues...
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