Several days ago an anonomous person released an clip from a performance given by Kinky Friedman a little over 26 years ago. The clip has Kinky making a reference to white Houstonians drowning bowling balls at sea under the impression they were nigger eggs. Anybody who’s anybody here in Texas politics is screaming like stuck pigs.
Kinky said the N-Word!!!
Kinky said the N-Word!!!
Kinky said the N-Word!!!
Kinky said the N-Word!!!
Kinky said the N-Word!!!
It would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad. While I agree that Kinky has said things that are at least questionable, this just isn’t one of them. The only people being slammed in that comment were white people. It was white people who said black people were “hatched” not born. It was white people who threw fits that would make a napless two year old who just downed a bag of chocolates look on in sheer awe if black people or things related to black people got anywhere near their lily white arses. And this included drowning bowling balls because they looked like “nigger eggs”.
That’s what Kinky was talking about. Kinky, a white man, was addressing white racism and he was calling white racists dumbasses. But which one of the Bell supporters are talking about that? Hmm? How many have actually responded to Kinky’s statement regarding this? Besides to whine about how he hasn’t apologized for something that was taken completely out of context by them while “attacking” them”?
But, what’s more galling is that black leaders are participating in this stunt. We’re talking about lawyers, doctors and all manner of professionals who damned well know exactly what Kinky was talking about and should know from personal experience that the only time people of colour are of any real importance to the Democratic Party is when the Dems are down in the polls and ‘got nothin’. Sort of what they do with us women, ya know?
Let me put it this way. The going joke about Chris Bell’s campaign is “Chris who?” Now, thanks to this “shocking” discovery – guess which candidate is up in the polls? Well? At least try! Oh, alright. Chris “Who me?!? Of course not!!!” Bell. I bet you a Dr. Pepper that you didn’t see that one coming, eh?
Snarkiness aside, what our black leaders need to be doing, along with every other leader of colour is exposing this fraud for what it is. A shameless ploy to get their boy’s name in the paper in hopes that come election day we’ll think “Bell: Good, Perry: Bad, Granny: Badder, Kinky: Evil Bastard Spawn of Satan”.
Shame on the Democratic Party and shame on any person of colour who is helping them in this.
Chris Bell, the Democratic runner for governor here in Texas, has made a bold move. One so bold you are not going to believe it. He’s wearing his Christianity on his sleeve. Can you imagine the balls it takes to make unspecific statments about what an alleged god would or would not support in a state whose religious makeup closely resembles the religious makeup of its country? Yes, I must admit it takes a set of brass ones to claim allegience to a god that already has the allegience of eighty percent of the population.
Now, if Chris Bell was a Muslim, I may have put more stock in the “bold move” claim as at least one Texan believes Muslims should convert or move (link):
I read with interest about the alienation of the American Muslims and the safety they feel when withdrawing into themselves. Because this nation is a melting pot, they have the right to do that. But if they do not like our values and way of life, why do they come here? Why not go to a country that is completely Muslim? The reason that comes to mind is the economic opportunity here fuled by the diversity and entrepreneurship that flourishes with personal freedom. I have always believed that diversity is one of the main factors of our success.
I urge Muslim Americans to enjoy living in this country, to retain their identity somewhat, but to assimilate overall or choose to leave.
I don’t think it’s a bit of stretch to imagine that heads would’ve popped should the esteemed Mr. Bell had asked “What Would Mohammed Do?”. Don’t think so? Here’s another Texan on the Muslim Problem:
…five years ago, we were attacked by Muslim terrorists who were intent on killing innocent people. We continue under attack as our military wages war against fascist Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The killers are indistinguishable from other Muslims, so there is good reason for Americans to fear Muslims – all of them.
And another who’s a bit more blatant about the convert (or else) in relations to Muslims who they identify as immigrants:
… Immigrants who adhere to the state religion of their former country, their old ways of life and refuse to learn English will never blend into the American fabric of society. If they want a part of the American dream, they need to give up their old ways. They should seek to blend in – not stand out in a crowd by dressing and talking in the manner of the country of their origin.
Again, if Bell was a Muslim it would’ve been bold, even brave to wear his Islamic beliefs on his sleeve and bring up Mohammed in his speeches. But, he’s not. He’s a Christian. A member of the majority. A believer in the favoured god. One who is pretending that his religion is under attack and he’s being brave in admitting the shocking fact that he likes to ask himself “What would the Rightful Lord and King of America (aka Jesus) Do?”.
Give me a break.
Are god(s) mocking liberals running liberal theists into clutches of the Republicans? That appears to the point of a post by Olvlzl, You Don’t Have To Believe It….
Well, excuse my hostility, but Olvlzl and alleged liberals like him are blithering cowards who have the backbones of the common slug. Contrary to what Olzlvl may wish to believe, we atheists got our bad reputation not because of comments about demons on sticks, but because the forefathers of todays religionists called us evil and vile. Current religious leaders and followers throughout the land consistently slander us. As individuals we’ve been disowned, kicked-out, divorced, attacked, threatened and harassed. Why? We are atheists. Nothing more. Northing less.
We atheists are so reviled here in America that Godless is a favourite stand-by of the Republican party when it comes to smearing Democrats for a good twenty or thirty years now. Imagine that. A generic description of a group of people who account for approximately 10 percent of the nations population is an insult. One that must be denied in the same manner that one would deny bashing puppies in the head with bats. And everytime it happens, what do the liberal theists do?
They bash atheists while blaming us for the abuse we suffer at the hands of the religious wherein they also implicitly state that if we don’t shut the hell up and show them some respect – they’re going to start explicitly supporting the people who would deny us our consitutional and civil rights should they gain enough power.
Also, black people should stop making jokes about white people, because it might make white people stop supporting racial equality. And gays should never, ever laugh at straights, because all those “breeder” jokes make us uncomfortable, and then we might decide that denying them their rights is totally peachy-creamy, since they were so snotty and ungrateful about it.
In fact, no member of any social/culture minority should ever crack a joke at the expense of their would-be/might-be political majority benefactors — even between themselves, no matter how uncomfortable it is to live in a society in which your identity and world-view work against you. Because you know, it only takes one sarcastic comment to change a dedicated, heartfelt liberal into a drooling, mouth-breathing fundamentalist Bush-voter.
With friends like Olvlzl, who needs enemies? Give me a foaming at the mouth religious wingnut any day of the week, but please spare me from the smiling hypocrite with a knife concealed behind his back.
Sixty-eight members of the Pakastini Parliament are threatening to walkout if Pakistan enacts the Criminal Law Amendment for Protection of Women. Why are they so pissed off that they’d quit their jobs?
The new laws (link) drop the requirement that a Muslim woman must produce four “pious” male witnesses should her attacker deny her charges. It also makes it a crime for adult male Muslims to have sexual relations with any female under the age of 16 in addition to other laws that will make being a Muslim woman in a Muslim country a bit easier such as recommending the death penalty for gang-rapes and a 25 year sentence for men caught trafficing women for the purpose of prostitution.
In short, Muslim women are finally becoming eligible for protection under secular laws as they should be. The fact that Muslim men are throwing tantrums and threatening to quit their jobs because Muslim women will be treated like human beings is nothing short of a direct blow to the propaganda that insists Islam is a religion of “peace”. A religion of peace doesn’t throw a fit when a certain segment of its own members are protected from absurd requirements that can result in a violent death.
Back in June the Secular Coalition alerted us to the Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA) which will effectively shut down all attempts to uphold the Establishment Clause by making it too expensive to bring such suits by barring the collection of fees and costs. Now it seems that PERA is coming out of commitee and will be voted on soon.
This bill only applies to those seeking to stop the melding of god and government, but not those seeking to meld the two.
What this means in the real world is not only will we atheists be effectively barred from challenging allegedly “non-sectarian” prayers, but so will Protestants in Catholic Country and the Catholics in Jesus Land as well as the stray Christian that ends up on the short end of the god stick somewhere.
This bill is bad for all of us and I encourage everyone to contact their respective representatives iabout defeating the rights latest attempt to stop anyone from challenging them.
I found a link over at Unscrewing the Inscrutable and I thought I would share. It’s called The Rapture is at Hand and it’s done in the style of those books where you pick the path the main character takes.
I’ve played it through twice. The first time I ended up on my own Caribbean island watching America implode via satellite. The second time I was abducted by Xenu the Younger who was a wee bit embarrassed by his dad’s behaviour.
What’s your fate?