[FoRK] Political race codespeak

Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> on Thu Apr 24 12:13:44 PDT 2008

People, just in case there was any confusion...  I was joking.  And it  
wasn't even my own joke, really.


On Apr 24, 2008, at 1:49 PM, HK Pang wrote:
> 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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