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5 worst right-wing moments of the week

Posted by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:32 PM
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5 worst right-wing moments of the week — Rudy Giuliani “commends” Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown

Rudy goes off the deep end (again), while Fox News' Andrea Tantaros thinks feminists have ruined marriage


1. Rudy Giuliani stuns us again! We actually cannot get our jaw off the floor.

We thought we could no longer be shocked by Rudy, that his numerous offenses had finally inoculated us from his power to shock. But, gosh darn if America’s Mayor hasn’t done it again.

Practically any of the statements Giuliani spewed on AM970 radio this week would have put him on this very prestigious list of egregious dick-heads. But there were three standouts that simply shattered the right-wing ceiling of absurdity as we know it. He’s done it. It’s gone.

First, Giuliani blamed Obama for the shooting of the police officers in Ferguson this week. This is because Obama is to blame for every crime in America, but especially those against police officers. The administration’s Justice Department has dared to investigate racist police departments, like Ferguson’s, and report on its damning findings. This is not what Obama should be doing, in Giuliani’s view. The President’s job is only to tell the world how great our cops are, how restrained and careful they are, and how they can kick all the other cops’ asses. Giuliani does not believe all the well-documented findings of racist policing in the DOJ’s Ferguson report. Those are just allegations, says the former mayor.

Then, Giuliani “commended” officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown. “Commended” seems like an odd choice of words for shooting an unarmed teen, don’t you think? Giuliani does not. He thinks it’s entirely appropriate.

The third whopper is almost comic. Giuliani suggested that Obama should be more like Bill Cosby. Yes, he did. He even acknowledged that the suggestion might sound weird, given what we now know about Bill Cosby. “I hate to say it,” Giuliani said. Do you, Rudy? Because it sounds full-on insane. Why does Giuliani think Obama should be like Cosby? Because brave moral beacon Cosby was fond of lecturing his fellow black people and reminding them that they sucked, and were the cause of their own problems. That’s the kind of black man Giuliani can get behind.

Friends of Rudy, take heed. An intervention is needed. Sit him down. Get him to understand that Jon Stewart has given him the very best advice. “Shut up, Rudy.” Just, shut up.

2. Morning Joe blames rap music for racism; Mika Brzezinski denies the whole incident despite it being on television.


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“Morning Joe” Scarborough and his merry band of white people took on the topic of the notorious video of University of Oklahoma fraternity members gleefully chanting a racist song. The guys at “Morning Joe” were very, very concerned. What they are concerned about is that nice white kids like those on the tape chanting, “No n*ggers,” have been infected by evil rap music. No wonder nice white frat boys now use those awful words.

Mika Brzezinski kicked them off on the diversion from the pressing topics of racism on campus, white privilege and fraternity culture by lamenting the lyrics of Waka Flocka Flame, who canceled his upcoming campus appearance because of the racist fraternity. Waka Flocka Flame uses bad words, Mika said. Therefore he has no business criticizing those nice racist frat boys. Only lily-white talking heads get to criticize people, mostly black people, for causing racism. From there it was off to the races with everyone, especially Bill Kristol, concurring that rap music is to blame.

Brzezinski attempted damage control the next day, basically by denying that what was said actually was said. It happened, Mika. Like the frat boys, perhaps your main regret was that it was all caught on tape.

3. Andrea Tantaros: Feminists, grrrr. 

Fox Newsian Andrea Tantaros has gone on the record with her sincere and nuanced belief that America is awesome. But you know what she does not think is so awesome? Feminism, that’s what. Feminists, and Obama, of course, are ruining America, which again, is awesome.

Feminists, in Tantaros’ view, are also ruining marriage, which is almost as awesome as America, but not quite. Men are “opting out of marriage,” and it’s all feminists’ fault, Tantaros opined this week. “Women have been encouraged to give it up freely with the rise of feminism, have sex like a man,” she said. “So, they’re doing this and they’re not making the guy step up to put a ring on it.”

Yeah, ladies, unstrap those dildos. Put those chastity belts back on! Force those guys to put on a ring on it. This is the recipe for everlasting marital bliss!

There was plenty of agreement at the table about marriage being on life support. Cohost Kennedy Montgomery also suggested that the dating app Tinder was also to blame.

Another group to blame for this marriage problem—and for all problems—is immigrants. So-called Fox medical contributor Dr. Manny Alvarez explained to the hosts of Outnumbered that one reason more couples are having children out of wedlock is because immigrants do not respect the institution of marriage. That is his medical opinion.

“A lot of times, it’s cultural,” Alvarez said. “There are many people coming to this country where that is a norm, where people meet, they get together, they want to have a baby. And bingo, they come back here and they don’t think about the marriage thing.”

So to recap: Marriage is being ruined by Obama. No, rap music. Because freedom. Oh dear, our right-wing brain seems to be severely misfiring.

4. Rush Limbaugh has a suggestion for a Kanye West song.

Professional ridiculous person Rush Limbaugh really enjoyed that racist Sigma Alpha Epsilon chant about not letting “n*ggers join the fraternity.” And “hanging them from a tree.” He thought it had a good beat. In fact, he has a suggestion for Kanye West. Sing that song and make a hit record.

“If this had been a song by Kim Kardashian’s husband and then he sung this song at the Grammys, it’d be a hit,” Limbaugh said. (The name Kanye West seemed to temporarily escape him.) “I’m telling you, this stuff gets awards and people that sing it are portrayed as American royalty in terms of celebrity,” Limbaugh added. “You can’t deny that.”

No, you cannot. That’s just precisely how it works. There is absolutely no difference between a black hip-hop artist with some naughty words in his vocabulary and those frat brothers with their documented and proud history of racial discrimination.

It’s so unfair: Black people get to have all the fun with racial slurs invented by whites to keep black people down. Black people get to use those words, and then they get to make money from them. That is not at all how white people intended it.

5. John McCain has a very good reason for why he signed the GOP letter to the Iranian leaders: “I sign lots of letters.”

That’s it. That’s the whole story.

OK, it’s not the whole story. McCain had a very good reason for signing. The snowstorm.

“‘It was kind of a very rapid process,” McCain reflected. “Everybody was looking forward to getting out of town because of the snowstorm.”

Damn, the country missed out by not electing that genius president.

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MeAndTommyLee
by Angie on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:45 PM
I don't like or approve of RL, but in this stunning instance, he is spot on.
PerseyG
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 6:48 PM
Kanye would lose his Grammy to Beck.

Quoting MeAndTommyLee: I don't like or approve of RL, but in this stunning instance, he is spot on.
Lady_Facetious
by Gold Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 9:01 PM
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"Professional ridiculous person" best description of rush limbaugh not involving foul language ever.
LGA1165
by on Mar. 16, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Ick.

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 9:23 PM
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1. Obama furthered racial tensions in St. Louis. He's done nothing but further racial tensions in every which way. So while he may not be directly responsible, he does hold some of the blame.

2. Have you listened to rap lyrics lately? Talk about furthering racial tensions and disrespect of women! Again, the music plays a part, even if it isn't directly responsible.

3. Feminism has definitely encouraged women to become more like their male counterparts. It's a good thing in some ways, but bad in others. Promiscuity is never a good thing. Why try to emulate pigs?

4. Rush is spot on here. People sing about being racist sons of bitches and are awarded and applauded. But let someone who isn't a professional artist (and is white) say the EXACT SAME SHIT and they'll get beat up for it.

5. I support the letter. Our president needs to stop being such a pussy and drop the hammer in this situation with iran.
AdrianneHill
by Ruby Member on Mar. 16, 2015 at 10:29 PM
Wow do they have it wrong about it being immigrants' fault that marriage is failing. There are so many people to blame. Promiscuous women and gays and do on. Definitely not the straight people who get married and divorced multiple times. Blame it all on those slutty women who aren't demanding that a man marry them.

Conservatives are going to be so lost after the next election. They'll have no one to blame for the country's ills. Oh who an I kidding, they'll blame Obama for everything until fifty years after his death. On a positive note, most are at least having to pay lip service to the notion of equality. Too bad they all can't be good ones like Bill Cosby
Elkamelka
by KayGee on Mar. 17, 2015 at 12:25 AM
St. Louis is one of the most segregated cities around. Obama did nothing to add to the racial tension here; we have it all day, every day with or without him. It blew up when Mike Brown was killed. Sadly, the blow up was needed.

Quoting kailu1835: 1. Obama furthered racial tensions in St. Louis. He's done nothing but further racial tensions in every which way. So while he may not be directly responsible, he does hold some of the blame.

2. Have you listened to rap lyrics lately? Talk about furthering racial tensions and disrespect of women! Again, the music plays a part, even if it isn't directly responsible.

3. Feminism has definitely encouraged women to become more like their male counterparts. It's a good thing in some ways, but bad in others. Promiscuity is never a good thing. Why try to emulate pigs?

4. Rush is spot on here. People sing about being racist sons of bitches and are awarded and applauded. But let someone who isn't a professional artist (and is white) say the EXACT SAME SHIT and they'll get beat up for it.

5. I support the letter. Our president needs to stop being such a pussy and drop the hammer in this situation with iran.
kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Mar. 17, 2015 at 12:52 AM
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It's segregated because the citizenry make it segregated. There are a ton of areas that white people better NEVER step for in because of the racist ass black people willing to harm any while person stepping for on their "turf". I used to live there, and my parents still do. There's a reason it's the second most dangerous cities in the us, and isn't because of white people. White people are leaving for safer pastures, hence the segregation.

Quoting Elkamelka: St. Louis is one of the most segregated cities around. Obama did nothing to add to the racial tension here; we have it all day, every day with or without him. It blew up when Mike Brown was killed. Sadly, the blow up was needed.

Quoting kailu1835: 1. Obama furthered racial tensions in St. Louis. He's done nothing but further racial tensions in every which way. So while he may not be directly responsible, he does hold some of the blame.

2. Have you listened to rap lyrics lately? Talk about furthering racial tensions and disrespect of women! Again, the music plays a part, even if it isn't directly responsible.

3. Feminism has definitely encouraged women to become more like their male counterparts. It's a good thing in some ways, but bad in others. Promiscuity is never a good thing. Why try to emulate pigs?

4. Rush is spot on here. People sing about being racist sons of bitches and are awarded and applauded. But let someone who isn't a professional artist (and is white) say the EXACT SAME SHIT and they'll get beat up for it.

5. I support the letter. Our president needs to stop being such a pussy and drop the hammer in this situation with iran.
Elkamelka
by KayGee on Mar. 17, 2015 at 1:03 AM
I have lived here my entire life and have lived in mostly diverse areas. You are correct in saying there are dangerous places to go in St. Louis. I disagree with your comment about "racist ass black people". It's anecdotal, of course, but that has not been my experience.

Quoting kailu1835: It's segregated because the citizenry make it segregated. There are a ton of areas that white people better NEVER step for in because of the racist ass black people willing to harm any while person stepping for on their "turf". I used to live there, and my parents still do. There's a reason it's the second most dangerous cities in the us, and isn't because of white people. White people are leaving for safer pastures, hence the segregation.

Quoting Elkamelka: St. Louis is one of the most segregated cities around. Obama did nothing to add to the racial tension here; we have it all day, every day with or without him. It blew up when Mike Brown was killed. Sadly, the blow up was needed.

Quoting kailu1835: 1. Obama furthered racial tensions in St. Louis. He's done nothing but further racial tensions in every which way. So while he may not be directly responsible, he does hold some of the blame.

2. Have you listened to rap lyrics lately? Talk about furthering racial tensions and disrespect of women! Again, the music plays a part, even if it isn't directly responsible.

3. Feminism has definitely encouraged women to become more like their male counterparts. It's a good thing in some ways, but bad in others. Promiscuity is never a good thing. Why try to emulate pigs?

4. Rush is spot on here. People sing about being racist sons of bitches and are awarded and applauded. But let someone who isn't a professional artist (and is white) say the EXACT SAME SHIT and they'll get beat up for it.

5. I support the letter. Our president needs to stop being such a pussy and drop the hammer in this situation with iran.
kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Mar. 17, 2015 at 1:06 AM
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It's definitely not everywhere. My parents live in a fairly diverse area, and its a party nice place to live. There are only a few areas where i could ever consider living in st Louis, if i absolutely had to though. And yes, in those few areas that white puerile can't go, it it's absolutely because of racist ass black people. Otherwise, white people wouldn't be in greater danger there than other black folks.

Quoting Elkamelka: I have lived here my entire life and have lived in mostly diverse areas. You are correct in saying there are dangerous places to go in St. Louis. I disagree with your comment about "racist ass black people". It's anecdotal, of course, but that has not been my experience.

Quoting kailu1835: It's segregated because the citizenry make it segregated. There are a ton of areas that white people better NEVER step for in because of the racist ass black people willing to harm any while person stepping for on their "turf". I used to live there, and my parents still do. There's a reason it's the second most dangerous cities in the us, and isn't because of white people. White people are leaving for safer pastures, hence the segregation.

Quoting Elkamelka: St. Louis is one of the most segregated cities around. Obama did nothing to add to the racial tension here; we have it all day, every day with or without him. It blew up when Mike Brown was killed. Sadly, the blow up was needed.

Quoting kailu1835: 1. Obama furthered racial tensions in St. Louis. He's done nothing but further racial tensions in every which way. So while he may not be directly responsible, he does hold some of the blame.

2. Have you listened to rap lyrics lately? Talk about furthering racial tensions and disrespect of women! Again, the music plays a part, even if it isn't directly responsible.

3. Feminism has definitely encouraged women to become more like their male counterparts. It's a good thing in some ways, but bad in others. Promiscuity is never a good thing. Why try to emulate pigs?

4. Rush is spot on here. People sing about being racist sons of bitches and are awarded and applauded. But let someone who isn't a professional artist (and is white) say the EXACT SAME SHIT and they'll get beat up for it.

5. I support the letter. Our president needs to stop being such a pussy and drop the hammer in this situation with iran.
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