Archive for November, 2006

quote: “… Michael Jackson is a fag.”

November 29, 2006

“I pledge allegiance to the flag, Michael Jackson is a fag.”

Do such rhymes get said at your child’s elementary school?
That one may not get used so much anymore.

I would not call him that.

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“Kramer” versus Kyle Doss and Frank McBride

November 21, 2006

(this post was last updated in April 2007)

Watch the video and listen closely to the audience members.
Note that the words printed on the screen sometimes do not exactly match all of the dialogue, and the video seems to be at least two separate segments spliced together:

http://www.tmz.com/2006/11/20/kramers-racist-tirade-caught-on-tape/

The statement by an audience member that Michael Richards was never in any other shows or movies was not technically true, although he is most famous for being on the television show ‘Seinfeld’.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724245/

Watch the video on this page:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15855423/

Gloria Allred seems slightly ridiculous.

In this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEcz9T3MuL4

alleged audience member Darryl Pitts says some things that are not exactly true either, one example is the apparent confabulation about Michael Richards using the word “tree”.

Michael Richards on Letterman later, note his body language: (link to video that CBS might have removed; when searching for another one, look for the longest version, with Letterman talking to Jerry Seinfeld beforehand)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5eZqtb1hZw

Tyrese Gibson seems to imply in this video that Michael Richards might get punched in the face or something like that:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8443887402331272749

Now watch this old Chris Rock video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q8LxO4wnCQ

word research:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigger

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigga

Some people have implied that the statements that Michael Richards (“Cosmo Kramer”) made when he was talking about a fork where related to lynching:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching

Richards: Yeah, I was a — I worked for “V” Corps in Europe, and my job was to develop and act in shows dealing with race relations and drug abuse. And so we toured all across Europe performing these plays at the different Army bases.

http://www.fac.org/about.aspx?id=12083

After the Michael Richards incident on November 17, the club decided to ban use of the word and fine comedians $20 for every offense. Wayans took the stage Sunday during a showcase of African-American comedians called “Chocolate Sundaes.” Wayans opened his routine with the line, “Give yourselves a big round of applause for coming down and supporting ‘N***** Night.'” According to the L.A. Times, Wayans used the word 15 more times during his 20-minute appearance.

http://www.tmz.com/2006/12/06/wayans-drops-n-bomb-faces-fallout/

UCLA police officer accused of crime by ACLU attorney

November 19, 2006

Such a threat of the use of force by a law enforcement officer in response to a request for a badge number is an “illegal assault,” Eliasberg said.”

It is absolutely illegal to threaten anyone who asks for a badge; that’s assault,” he said.

http://www.dailybruin.com/news/articles.asp?id=38960

beard guy banned from Wal-Mart in Argentina

November 19, 2006

Wal-Mart is making life difficult for Oscar Brufani, a 52-year-old man who makes his living delivering potato chips in Buenos Aires. One of the corporation’s store managers thinks he looks like Osama bin Laden — and won’t let him come near her store.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,445882,00.html

Peres on terrorism

November 18, 2006

“It’s illogical to send a plane worth $100 million against a suicidal terrorist.”

-Shimon Peres

The Seven-fold path of the Blackness

November 18, 2006

“The Seven-fold path of the Blackness is to Think Black, Talk Black, Act Black, Create Black, Buy Black, Vote Black, and Live Black.”

-Dr. Maulana Karenga

store employees guessing race and religion of customers?

November 18, 2006

As at Wal-Mart, Macy’s employees are encouraged to consider wishing customers holiday greetings that are appropriate to their race or religion, including Happy Kwanzaa or Feliz Navidad.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/2006-11-08-christmas-usat_x.htm

how Chip Pickering could have defended Mississippi better

November 17, 2006

Congressman Charles Rangel from New York said: “Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?” and then Congressman Chip Pickering from Mississippi said: “I hope his remarks are not the kind of insults, slander and defamation that Mississippians will come to expect from the Democrat leadership in Washington, D.C.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/10/AR2006111000415.html

The problem with Pickering’s comment is that it sounded like one of those carefully crafted political zingers that are so often used. Such comments are usually stupid and boring. His sentence made it sound like he was more upset about the Democrat gains in the election than he was interested in defending his own state.

What Pickering should have said is something like “Actually, Mississippi is a great place to live.” Then Pickering should privately invited Rangel to Mississippi and given him a tour of the state during the next Congressional recess.
Take him to the tourist attractions, show him the Governor’s mansion, fly him around in a helicopter.

The ball was in Pickering’s court and everyone lost; including the state of Mississippi.

I’m serious. Some states need to work on how they are defined in the public mind.
For many Americans, when they hear “Idaho”, they think potatoes. When they hear “California”, they think about lots of different things and big cities. When they hear “Mississippi”, they think ‘less racist than Alabama’; because that is what they learned from their textbooks in the government schools.

advice for radio talk show hosts

November 16, 2006

When you go on vacation, consider playing recordings of your old shows.

Your old shows are usually better than the guest hosts that you choose, who usually:
*are weirdos
*are boring
*make unfunny jokes
*talk about the same topics over and over
*talk too much instead of taking callers

Was hurricane Katrina good for the US economy?

November 15, 2006

Before, during, and primarily after hurricane Katrina, there was lots of shopping, manufacturing, travel, construction, communication, living, dying, mourning, and celebrating going on.

Are bulldozer drivers and contractors in Mississippi and Louisiana getting rich now? Does that make them hurricane profiteers?