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Our Newest Minority Group…White Folks!

4:23 pm in Uncategorized by ADC14

Lillian Gish

This would be funny if it weren’t so hateful and ridiculously stupid.  My partner (who is white) received the following e-mail from a longtime family friend living in Texas.

This was written by a female friend and says it all:

I am up, still in disbelief after going to sleep early.  I woke up as the acceptance speech was being made and was not really that surprised. It was clear to me from the beginning of the night what was ahead.  I will rethink watching so much Fox News now because it gives me a false sense of living in a country that still has a value system.

What I have decided is that I am still trying to live in the America that existed when I was a girl, where the majority of Amercans (sic) were hard working, white Americans and descendants of the Greatest Generation. We have always had minorities but they also originally came to America looking for opportunity for which they were willing to work hard to achieve. There was still an Amercan (sic) dream and the first President I can remember told us to “ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for your country.”  I didn’t really understand that statement fully till the last four years, but it is very clear to me now. The other and most important thing is, we were a Nation who not only included all races, but could still include God…that is no longer the case.

Bill O’Reilly said it best last night.  White Americans are now the minority because of the birth decline among us.  After all, can anyone really afford to have more than two children when you are middle class and the economic burden is on your shoulders with no help from the government that you dont (sic) have to pay back….we get nothing for free and were not raised to expect such…Yes my children had a few govt school loans (a very small amount) and every dime had to be paid back.

To go on further with what Bill O’Reilly said, the white Americans have declined, the minority population has risen and we now have a majority of people who ask “what can the country do for me?”.  They want more stuff and they want it given to them.

This is still America but it has changed and after this election I believe we turned a corner and will never go back.  If the majority of the population could not see it after these 4 years, this Nation has shown that we are now are a Nation with a majority of takers.  The free fall began 4 years ago and buckle your seat belts because we are doing nothing but picking up speed now.

I am a minority in Amerca (sic) and my voice is no longer heard.

Well, my word! How could this colored girl have lived fifty-six years in America and never notice that white people were a downtrodden minority?  Well, maybe, because they AREN’T!

This e-mail is so full of utter bullshit it, I could fertilize my garden with it for the next century.  All the usual myths are in place: only white people are hardworking (no doubt Texas slaves were sitting on their rather large and shapely buttocks sipping mint juleps while the white folks picked the cotton), nonwhites are all shiftless, baby-making  hand-out seeking, America destroying a-holes, God is dead because a black man ascended to the White House, all the really bad stuff started when…you guessed it, a black man was elected to the White House, the Social Security collecting”Greatest Generation” (how I absolutely hate this term. This “great” generation is largely responsible for the mess we are in) would rather take an awl to the eye than accept charity, America has lost it’s value system because “gasp” people are demanding a living wage, safer working  conditions, affordable healthcare, a robust safety net, equal rights, and a stop to the plundering of the working class by Wall Street and its cohorts, the TBTF banks.

Still,  this poor woman feels her calls for a return to the 1940′s have been all but drowned out in a tide of sweaty, dark  people who wrested the reins of power from whites through sheer fecundity.  Oh, wait, that hasn’t happened! Whites still control all the levers of economic power and governmental policy making. They constitute roughly 70% of the total population.  Phew! Her nightmare is over, for now

Well, she did get one thing right: Fox News gave her a false sense, if she had any to start with.  Perhaps, she should consider doing something radically different with her time besides penning racist screeds to her friends.  A trip to the library would be a good start. Check the history section.

And, by the way, would you REALLY vote for John F Kennedy, the man you were so fond of quoting,  if he were running for president today?

Not in a Texan minute. Thought so.

by ADC14

Obama Breath Mints Leave A Bad Taste In State Senator’s Big Mouth!

5:28 pm in Uncategorized by ADC14

 

Unemployed Philosophers Guild, the company behind the "Disappointmints," created a mock-up of breath mints featuring state Rep. Joe Armstrong. The company has sold out of the "Disappointmints" since the University of Tennessee bookstore pulled the candies from its shelves after they were deemed offensive by Armstrong. (Unemployed Philosopher's Guild/Special to the News Sentinel)  

Unemployed Philosophers Guild, the company behind the “Disappointmints,” created a mock-up of breath mints featuring state Rep. Joe Armstrong. The company has sold out of the “Disappointmints” since the University of Tennessee bookstore pulled the candies from its shelves after they were deemed offensive by Armstrong. (Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild/Special to the News Sentinel)

In Knoxville, hundreds of calls and email have flooded into the University of Tennessee bookstore.

In Brooklyn, N.Y., the company behind the satirical mints has sold out until the end of the month.

And on eBay, the tiny tin cans of mints are going for $30 and higher.

Boxes of breath mints, like this one pictured at Vice Chancellor for Communication Margie Nichols' office on Wednesday, were taken off of the shelves at a University of Tennessee bookstore after state Rep. Joe Armstrong asked the bookstore to remove them. (Saul Young/News Sentinel)Photo by Saul Young, copyright © 2011
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Boxes of breath mints, like this one pictured at Vice Chancellor for Communication Margie Nichols’ office on Wednesday, were taken off of the shelves at a University of Tennessee bookstore after state Rep. Joe Armstrong asked the bookstore to remove them. (Saul Young/News Sentinel)

On Tuesday, the UT bookstore pulled mints poking fun at President Barack Obama off shelves after state Rep. Joe Armstrong, D-Knoxville, told the director he was offended by the message on the candies. After a story ran in the News Sentinel on Wednesday, reports of the incident landed in national publications, on blogs, and on radio and television shows.

For the Unemployed Philosophers Guild, the small company in New York that produces the candies, the incident has led to record sales.

“It’s the best thing that could have happened,” said Jay Stern, an official at the company. “He made them a hit.”

Though it’s sold out of the Obama “Disappointmints,” the company has done a mock-up of a tin can in honor of Armstrong.

“Joe Armstrong Strong Arm Censored Mints,” the tin reads. The company posted it to its Facebook page.

State Rep. Joe ArmstrongPhoto by Chad Smith
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State Rep. Joe Armstrong

In the meantime, a handful of employees at the company have been working tirelessly to fill back orders, Stern said.

“It’s been stressful,” said Stern. “It’s kind of like that episode of ‘I Love Lucy’ were she’s got the conveyor belt and it’s going too fast. Every five minutes we do a Web import and we have 30 new orders.”

As of Wednesday at 9 a.m., the company had enough mints to last through Christmas, Stern said. Now, they are back-ordered two to three weeks. The company has also upped the price from $3 to $5 to pay to have 8,000 new tins air-shipped to Seattle. From there, they’ll head to a Johnson City fulfillment center, Stern said.

The drought in the marketplace has driven up prices on eBay.com, where the tin cans are going for more than $30.

Unemployed Philosophers Guild is a typically left-leaning company, said Stern, but decided to manufacture the “Disappointmints” to cater to liberals who were frustrated with the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts.

In the past, it has mostly made tins mocking former President George W. Bush, entitled “National Embarrassmints” and “Impeachmints.”

Those tins were carried at the UT bookstore during the Bush presidency without complaint, said David Kent, the director of the bookstore who made the decision to pull the mints on Tuesday.

Now, the bookstore has decided to pull all politically-minded mints and cancel any outstanding orders.

“We’ve gotten hundreds and hundreds of calls and emails. My assistant and receptionist have been busy all day yesterday and all day today,” said Kent. “Overall, I think, people are just expressing their views, which is great, one way or the other.”

Kent said he’s fielded calls from California, Texas, New York, Washington, Florida “and every state in between.”

The ruckus has been distracting for the store, which is embarking on its busiest time of the year as it stocks shelves with textbooks for the fall semester and prepares for the tax-free weekend.

“The unfortunate part of all that is we’re very much in the (middle) of processing books and getting them on the shelves and ready to go,” he said.

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And the “For Shame!” Award goes to… State Senator Joe Armstrong from Tennessee. I bought 2 dozen of these last year from The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild ( a great website, BTW) to give to friends. Most didn’t like them, but no one suggested they be banned.  Armstrong visited the bookstore and threatened their funding. The bookstore manager dutifully complied by removing them from the shelves. Are they planning to burn the anti-Obama books next?

It’s notable that Armstrong is African-American. He should know better. I guess Jim Crow represents the good ole’ days for him. Alas, another member of the “Black Lemmings For Obama” club.