Monday, May 10, 2010

Little Ol' Racist Me

I was recently cited (in another forum) as being racist because of a posting that was less than favorable about our Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama. In particular in the comments section, was references to him as a babbling buffoon and that his presidency for the most part has been rife with failures to live up to his campaign promises.

For your edification, here is that "racist" post:

Obama Bingo

1. Before Barrack Obama's next televised speech, print your "Bullshit Bingo"
2. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.
3. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand
up and shout "BULLSHIT!"

[Or Shout out “PELOSI” in mixed company
(means the same thing)] - USE GAME BOARD BELOW



Maybe I'm clueless, but I fail to see that the above in any way could be considered or viewed as being racist.

This person is obviously a FAN of our President. I have no problem with that. This is a democracy and everyone is free to support our elected officials. That freedom also allows us to be critical of the same officials.

I am not FOR or AGAINST him, after all he is the President. As for the racist charge, where in the above is there any reference to race?

Ah, I get it now. Because our President is black, I'm displaying racism because I make fun of him. Because if I post something funny, satirical or author a parody about him I'm a racist!

If the "Bingo" piece is racist, wait until you get a load of the following which I received in an e-mail from my brother-in-law. (Thanks, Donald.)
THREE NEWEST VESSELS THAT WILL PROTECT US FROM HARM'S WAY .....

Three New Navy Ships

USS REAGAN

Seeing it next to the Arizona Memorial really puts its size into perspective.... ENORMOUS!


When the Bridge pipes 'Man the Rail,' there is a lot of rail to man on this monster: shoulder to shoulder, around 4.5 acres. Her displacement is about 100,000 tons with full complement.

Capability

Top speed exceeds 30 knots, powered by two nuclear reactors that can operate for more than 20 years without refueling

1. Expected to operate in the fleet for about 50 years

2. Carries over 80 combat aircraft

3.. Three arresting cables can stop a 28-ton aircraft going 150 miles per hour in less than 400 feet

Size

1.. Towers 20 stories above the waterline

2. 1092 feet long; nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall

3.. Flight deck covers 4.5 acres

4.. 4 bronze propellers, each 21 feet across, weighing 66,200 pounds

5.. 2 rudders, each 29 by 22 feet and weighing 50 tons

6.. 4 high speed aircraft elevators, each over 4,000 square feet

Capacity

1. Home to about 6,000 Navy personnel

2.. Carries enough food and supplies to operate for 90 days

3.. 18,150 meals served daily

4.. Distillation plants provide 400,000 gallons of fresh water from sea water daily, enough for 2,000 homes

5.. Nearly 30,000 light fixtures and 1,325 miles of cable and wiring 1,400 telephones

6.. 14,000 pillowcases and 28,000 sheets

7.. Costs the Navy approximately $250,000 per day for pier side operation

8.. Costs the Navy approximately $25 million per day for underway operations (Sailors' salaries included).

USS BILL CLINTON


The USS William Jefferson Clinton (CVS1) set sail today from its home port of Vancouver , BC.

The ship is the first of its kind in the Navy and is a standing legacy to President Bill Clinton 'for his foresight in military budget cuts' and his conduct while holding the (formerly dignified) office of President.

The ship is constructed nearly entirely from recycled aluminum and is completely solar powered with a top speed of 5 knots.

It boasts an arsenal comprised of one (unarmed) F14 Tomcat or one (unarmed) F18 Hornet aircraft which, although they cannot be launched on the 100 foot flight deck, form a very menacing presence.

As a standing order there are no firearms allowed on board.

This crew, like the crew aboard the USS Jimmy Carter, is specially trained to avoid conflicts and appease any and all enemies of the United States at all costs.

An onboard Type One DNC Universal Translator can send out messages of apology in any language to anyone who may find America offensive. The number of apologies are limitless and though some may seem hollow and disingenuous, the Navy advises all apologies will sound very sincere.

In times of conflict, the USS Clinton has orders to seek refuge in Canada .

USS BARACK OBAMA


This is what the increase in taxes on small business support! These new sailors are filling all the new government jobs promised by the Democrats . This high tech vessel was christened by Rev. Wright . The USS Sharpton is currently under construction in Kenya while the USS Pelosi is being built from recycled Corona cans in Mexico ...

In Conclusion...

I guess I'll throw myself at the mercy of the Court of Public Opinion.

What say you? Is this racism? Or is it satire, protected by our Constitution under the heading of "freedom of speech"?

1971

8 comments:

Blue said...

Lol, now that's funny!

kidz_pets said...

Freedom of speech I say but then again, I have found-and no I am NOT racist but will be accused of it-unless you are black you are not allowed to say anything about them. A joke is a joke no matter what color you are but that is not the card that gets played.

Keep up the good work!!

Sandee said...

It's all they have Mike, it's all they have. It's getting really old too and it's not working very well either.

Have a terrific day and I think this post is a kick. :)

Anonymous said...

It is your Blog so you can post what you like. You have the Freedom of speech and content control. I did not find it racist at all. I did find it one sided.

You picked jokes about BILL CLINTON and President OBAMA.

You gave REAGAN high credit in the joke.

Bush & Cheney gave no bid contracts to Hallburton for the wars. Sent our service people into harms way with poor equipment. Yet you did not joke about that.

Not racist, just one sided.

Hale McKay said...

Anonymous,

Your criticism is correct about the one-sidedness of the post. However, as a lead-in to the post I did state that I just copied and pasted from an e-mail. It doesn't mean that I agree with it all in principle.

Hale McKay said...

Blue,

Thanks. And thanks for the visit.

Hale McKay said...

Kidz,

Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Too often people take jokes too serious.

Hale McKay said...

Sandee,

Thank you.

You're right. They can't defend their side, so attack anyone who goes against or disagrees with them.