Thank You, Steve King, for Sparing Us the Trouble

So Indiana’s Steve King is chatting on Gordon Liddy’s radio program this morning, and—

Wait. Steve King and Gordon Liddy? Don’t get ahead of us.

Anyway, Steve’s talking to America’s Felon, and this spills out:

When you look at this administration, I’m offended by Eric Holder and the President also, their posture.

No, he’s not talking about bowing this time. Stop interrupting.

It looks like Eric Holder said that white people in America are cowards when it comes to race. And I don’t know what the basis of that is, but I’m not a coward when it comes to that, and I’m happy to talk about these things and I think we should. But the President has demonstrated that he has a default mechanism in him that breaks down the side of race — on the side that favors the black person.

Ah. Holder did call us “a nation of cowards” when it comes to talking about race, but that was a year ago February, and you’d think Steve would have let it go by now, seeing as it didn’t involve Jeremiah Wright.

But to the point: We’d like to thank Steve for laying it on the table, because we’re getting tired of reading racism between the lines with fuckwits like him, and much prefer when they just come out with it.

Steve King: Obama Favors The “Black Person” By Default [Political Correction, via Politico]

they seem to be getting a lot more comfortable with “coming out with it”

What a fucking piece of shit racist liar. Holder did not say that white people were cowards when it comes to race. He said that everyone in America is cowardly when it comes to discussions of race:

Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race. It is an issue we have never been at ease with and given our nation’s history this is in some ways understandable. And yet, if we are to make progress in this area we must feel comfortable enough with one another, and tolerant enough of each other, to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us.

(from Nojo’s link)

Says more about Stevie King than it does about Obama.

@karen marie:

Isn’t the Republican state headquarters in Whatcom county?

Oh my gawds how I wish King really was Indiana’s Rep. Unfortunately, he represents my district in Iowa.
My friends in Arizona give me grief about this fuckwit.
Arizona fer chrissakes.

@Serolf Divad: Well, you can understand little Stevie’s confusion, because “average Americans” must only mean white born-again Jeebus freaks living in small town and exurban US ‘Merikah, right? There you go again Serolf, thinking that the colored folks should be included in the determination of what is an “average American” or count as part of the nation.

/yes, I’m in a ranty mood after reading the NYT’s puff piece on Nikki Haley that glossed over how she’s had to deny her heritage and sell out and pander to the voters of South Crackolina by proclaiming she “worships Jesus” and really, her name is Nikki, not that long multi-syllabic Indian name.

@SanFranLefty: Venditos. *spits* They’re all alike.

@redmanlaw: I will get over my annoyance and go look at pictures of hawt soccer players from around the world to crown today’s World Cup hottie. Maybe someone from the Japanese team.

@SanFranLefty: I guess it is okay for his default mechanism to favor the white. Not that he would ever have the ability to see it that way.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Google Keisuke Honda – does his bleached blond hair increase or decrease the physical hottiness? I find it distracting. But he did score the winning goal today.

@karen marie: Now will you believe me when I say the English are not to be trusted? They had to euthanize the mice!! I wish I could think of the animals and stop laughing but I can’t yet.


Eh, I am not a fan of the bleached blonde asian dood…their hair is usually so beautiful as it is. plus, to get it that blonde it has to get like straw.

@Benedick: Yeah, all anyone will ever have to say to me is “the mice had to be euthanized” and I will burst into fits of uncontrollable laughter. Unfortunate for the mice, but still very funny.

We’re just parsing the individual absurd ways in which the nutbags head asplosions are manifesting, but none of it should be the least surprising. I thought they would actually get their guns, take to the woods, and start shooting at post office vehicles, until they were either shot or rounded up by the authorities. That was a bit over the top, instead, they just went insane, and these examples of their insanity are becoming as common as dirt.

Its just Black President Syndrome, is all it is. I saw a bumper sticker yesterday, “I want my country back.” Its like the silent “e” at the end of a word, we all learned that in second grade, when we read what these people say, we have to remember the silent “nigger president.” There is a silent “nigger president” in everything they say. Once you remember that there is a silent “nigger president” in everything they say, it makes sense, just like phonics started making sense once you learned about silent letters. What that bumper sticker really says is “I want my country back from the nigger president.” Its like the “understood” subject of those sentences, you had to understand there was an unstated subject of the sentence, for the grammar to make sense. In every utterance of the teabaggers, there is an understood subject, a silent phrase, “nigger president.” Most of what they say is simply incoherent, unless you remember the silent “nigger president,” remember that, and it makes sense, racist sense, but at least its coherent, though racist.

@Tommmcat Still Gets Carly Confused With Meg: Okay, then I guess I’m going to go with an Italian, Paraguayan, Dutch, Swedish, or Cameroonian player instead. A Japanese player would have been a sop to you, but if you were that meh with their hawtest player, I’m moving to another continent.

@Promnight: Sort of like how all fortune cookies end with “in bed”?

@SanFranLefty: Thats funny. Google “It works with anything.”

Sorry, don’t bother, it doesn’t come up, tomorrow I will post linky.

@SanFranLefty: “It works with anything” is a website that involves adding a particular phrase to the end of almost anything, and it always works, kinda like “thats what she said” from The Office.

@Promnight: You’re right, it’s the dog whistle syndrome.

@SanFranLefty: Dutch are always great. I like their English, they speak purdy.

@Nabisco: I have a soft spot for the Dutch, but I suspect they’ll be around for a while in this competition. The Italian captain took off his shirt today in the cold winter rain. Ergo, he wins today’s award.

@SanFranLefty: My Eye-talian friend calls the national team “Berlusconi’s b*&ches*, and refuses to support them.

Do they have tailored jerseys like they did in 2002? That caused quite a buzz in Korea.

@SanFranLefty: @Nabisco: Stop categorizing these people, they are just people, not dutch or armenian or, the prom house favorite argentinians.

@Nabisco: Yes, they appear to be tailored to fit.
@Promnight: Damn the vuvuzelas have been loud.

BTW, a note on Prom jr.’s soccer team, its a “Bad News Bears” heartwarming story of the ragtag bunch of losers achieving respectability.

The background, each town in our area has a “recreation league” soccer system, that every kid can take part in. But each town also has a “travelling squad,” a team of the elites in each age group, who travel to play the teams from other towns. Getting on this team is competitive, tryouts are held, only the best chosen.

Last fall, so many kids tried out for the town travelling squad, that there were enough to form a second team. There was a coach willing to field a team composed of those who tried out, and failed, to get on the premier travelling squad. This was the team Prom Junior is on.

The fall season, last fall, this team lost every game. In this league, there is a rule, that once one team is up by 10 goals, they have to stop trying to score. This happened in 4 or 5 of the ten games, last fall.

This coach, this saint, he kept with these kids, coached all of them equally, played everyone, kept this team alive.

This spring came around, the coach had recruited some assistant coaches, the first season, it was all him. We got a few more kids who joined this pathetic team, they worked hard practicing in a high school gym in the middle of winter. Then came the spring season.

We started out as bad as the prior fall season. So many of the kids were just, well, overweight and not conditioned. We started out 0 and 4. But, through the season, the kids got in shape physically, and all along, the coach was working on skills, and we won a game, just 4 weeks ago, the first in a year.

But here is the miracle, this team of ragtag castoffs, has won 3 of the 4 games since. The last game is tomorrow night, if they win that, they have a .500 season, 5 and 5. The premier travelling team, the bigshots, have started poaching our players.

Its been amazing, these kids, my boy, they were the Bad News Bears, and this saintly man, this guy who wanted to coach a soccer team, and stood with them and kept trying to inspire them, always with upbeat message and always sticking to teaching them, teaching and trying to improve them, he took this team that was laughable, embarrrassing, last fall, to being, well, completely respectable and competitive now. There’s no movie ending, they’re not going to win, or play for, any championship. But they are now a real team, a respectable team, they hold their heads up, and its just fucking wonderful.

@SanFranLefty: Did you see earlier, those exact same plastic trumpets, were sold in the 60s when I was a lad, watching my older brothers play high school football, they sold them at the field, I owned one, in my brother’s high school colors.

I played trumpet as a lad, even so, I could not make any real sound come out of one.

I have noticed, that in the plastic injection molding business, old molds never die, they are sold to someone else, who will keep making that old toy forever. My spouse’s business is somewhat related to the injection molding business, this is the truth, the toys we played with in the 60s, the plastic boats and toy soldiers, the US factories that owned those molds, sold them to someone in India or China, and kids in the 3rd world are still playing with those same cheap injection molded toys, made from the same equipment that made the toys we played with in the 60s, sold to someone in the 3rd world, the same toys, still being made in the same mold.

The minute I saw those Vajajays, venezulus, whatever they are called, its instantly recognizable, these are the same stadium horns that were sold in the US in the 60s. Probably from the same molds.

@Promnight: What a nice story. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for tonight.


Well, thanks for thinking of me, honey. Hope I didn’t step on your toes.

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