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10/13/2009

Sadly, No! Sees the RACISMS!! in Tammy Bruce’s Photo of Her Pet (UPDATED)

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 1:21 am

Some fringe leftists enjoy nothing better than to accuse conservatives of racism. It makes them feel very tingly with self-righteousness, and that is a great feeling to many a fringe leftist. The presidency of Barack Obama has been a banner time for such folk. Here’s one example from our old friends at the Sadly, No blog.

Before we get to it, let’s check in with our friend Tammy Bruce. Don’t worry, we’ll connect this up with Sadly, No soon enough.

If you don’t know Tammy Bruce, you should. She’s a woman of varied and interesting political positions:

Tammy Bruce is an openly gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, voted-for-President Bush authentic feminist. A lifelong Democrat, in the 1990s she worked to help elect Senators Feinstein and Boxer, and aided the Clinton for President campaign. Before we knew he was a sexual compulsive and “did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

I know other lifelong Democrats like her: people who abhor political correctness, have many sensible positions, and are fiercely independent. One thing about someone who holds such positions: you wouldn’t normally expect them to be unabashed racists. One other thing you should know about Tammy: she has a pet raccoon.

A native of Los Angeles, Ms. Bruce holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California. She also notes her interest in politics and individual liberty was sparked during her childhood in part because of the work of authors Ray Bradbury and George Orwell, both of whom remain her favorite writers. Ms. Bruce lives in Los Angeles with Snoopy the Cat, Snoopy’s best friend Sydney the Dog, and puts up with a raccoon she has named Rocky, who refuses to leave her outside patio.

This information is freely available, by the way, right there on the Internets. That becomes important; you’ll see why.

Like many other people on both sides of the political fence, Tammy was put off by Barack Obama’s undeserved receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize, and she posted a blog post about it titled: I Just Opened a Box of Cracker Jack. Guess What the Prize Was? The answer, of course, was:

The Nobel Peace Prize! . . . [T]he new prize in the box of Cracker Jack is, that’s right, the Nobel Peace Prize! I have one now, too. In addition to the million or so dollars he’ll receive (perhaps he should he should donate that to the US Treasury) I bet he’ll get a Mood Ring with the prize. He can keep that for himself.

In other words, it’s now a meaningless joke. It really got that way when Jimmah Carter got it, but this take the cake.

Following up on that sentiment, Tammy posted another item with a picture of her pet raccoon Rocky digging into . . . a box of Cracker Jacks.

Tammy Bruce's Pet Raccoon

The headline of that post: “Breaking: Nobel Committee Announces Another Peace Prize Winner.”

Cute, huh?

Not to D. Aristophanes from Sadly, No, who encountered Tammy’s post during an evening troll through the conservative blogosphere, doing what fringe leftists do best — looking high and low for any and all evidence of racism by conservatives.

And look! He found a picture of a raccoon! And you know what happens when you shorten the word “raccoon”!!!!!

And so, damn the research! To hell with looking up the easily-found information cited above about Tammy’s pet raccoon. Why bother reading her previous post, in which she compares the Nobel Peace Prize to the prize in a box of Cracker Jacks? Aristophanes skips all that overrated Googling and heads straight to spittle-flecked howling cries of RACISM!!!!

Really? A coon? Is this where we’re at now? Because this sort of stuff isn’t coded speech, it’s not a dog whistle or faux-irony … it’s flat-out, no-apologies, bottom-of-the-barrel, peckerwood racism. Coming from a supposedly mainstream, ‘mugged-by-reality’ class of political commentator.

Well, no . . . actually, it’s a photo of Tammy’s little pet raccoon digging in a Cracker Jack box. Kind of cute, really — if you don’t have race on the brain every moment of every day.

In Sadly, No’s comment section, a commenter calling himself “EJ” gently tries to warn D. Aristophanes:

She does, I believe, have a pet raccoon that she mentions from time to time – so maybe, just maybe, she just grabbed what she thought was a cute picture out of her camera without thinking about the implications.

I realize that’s giving her a huge and probably undeserved level of benefit of the doubt.

Notice how “EJ” still completely leaves the door open to the possibility — nay, the likelihood — that Tammy really is an unconscious racist. See, maybe, just maybe, she thought that a picture of her pet raccoon was . . . just a picture of her pet raccoon. But we sophisticated leftists, who have race on the brain all the time, are able to realize that she’s just being insensitive to the obvious racial implications of posting a picture of a raccoon. Whether it’s your pet or not!

I think the people being wacky here are the lefties. See, D. Aristophanes and EJ, if we show you a “pet” and you see a “black man!!!!” . . . that may not be our problem. It just might be yours.

But no matter. It’s Blogosphere 101 that once you have committed to a position with spitting violence, you can’t back down just because you’re wrong. And so, D. Aristophanes responds to EJ’s suggestion that the photo might have been innocent and non-racist thusly:

Then she’s a total moron. Whatever … I’m sick of giving these things ‘the benefit of the doubt’ … and it’s been three days since she posted that without realizing ‘the implications’, so screw her.

Hahahahahahahahahaha.

Those guys at Sadly, No, in addition to being complete assholes most of the time, are actually clever and funny from time to time. D. Aristophanes included. Hopefully, once he sleeps on it and realizes how silly this makes him look, he’ll smile a sheepish smile, laugh at himself a bit, shrug his shoulders — and apologize to Tammy — and then move on.

But to be honest, I don’t think he will — and I kinda hope he doesn’t. I actually sorta hope D. Aristophanes continues to play the clueless buffoon.

It would be good of him to act decently, sure. But this is way funnier.

ZOMG IT’S REALLY RACISM UPDATE: After a commenter questioned whether that was really Tammy’s pad, I decided to search the Internets to see if the image was elsewhere — and it is. (The commenter also e-mailed me in the interim to say the same thing.) So my assumption that this was Tammy’s pet raccoon was wrong. The obvious, inescapable, and totally bullet-proof conclusion is: Tammy the lifelong Democrat, pro-choice feminist . . . is an unabashed RACIST!!!11!!1!

Also, she is racist against whites, too — COME ON!! Did you see the word “cracker”?? Do you think that was just an ACCIDENT???!!!

Oooooor . . . she was expanding on the Cracker Jacks joke from her previous post, and she thought the raccoon image was cute because she likes raccoons.

Naw, the answer is obvious: RACISM!!!!!1!

ZOMG IT’S REALLY RACISM UPDATE x2: Tammy confesses. Details here.

150 Responses to “Sadly, No! Sees the RACISMS!! in Tammy Bruce’s Photo of Her Pet (UPDATED)”

  1. I’ve been to that site. I wrote about that site.

    Very clearly, if you are a Conservative, you are a racist. If you are a black Conservative, you are a race traitor.

    SomeNYGuy said,
    February 28, 2009 at 8:29
    Actually, it is a bit humorous to hear people calling me a racist, considering my heritage.
    Being related to Michael Steele, Alan Keyes or Juan Williams doesn’t count.

    Clarence Thomas said, (note the name-switch I saw frequently on this site)
    February 28, 2009 at 8:31
    I have nothing against niggers; I just wouldn’t want to marry one.

    You Can’t Put Lipstick On A Repig said,
    February 28, 2009 at 8:32
    Being related to Michael Steele, Alan Keyes or Juan Williams doesn’t count.
    These guys never get their hands shook at GOP functions and still can’t figure out why.

    SomeNYGuy said,
    February 28, 2009 at 8:37
    TBD, look up the word “kapo” re: concentration camps. Some cowards will do anything, even turn on their own, if they think they’ll get preferential treatment from those in power.

    Cerberus said,
    February 28, 2009 at 8:38
    That’s impossible, the space brain surely can solve the mystery that belies FYWP.
    Hell, I bet wordpress is like an easily shattered Matrix to the space brains of Conservatism. Only through focus can they see the patterns of blacks and Jews that plot behind the wordpress format.
    Wolverines!

    Truth Before Dishonor said,
    February 28, 2009 at 8:43
    So, snyg, you are indeed calling any non-white people who vote Republican race-traitors? How tolerant of you.

    SomeNYGuy said,
    February 28, 2009 at 8:46
    So, snyg, you are indeed calling any non-white people who vote Republican race-traitors?
    In the current political climate? Unequivocally, yes.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  2. By having the “coon” digging into a box of “Cracker” Jacks, isn’t she really being a self-hating reverse racist?

    Icy Texan (6fdd44)

  3. Oh, IT! I like that! So, a melanin-enhanced person is tearing apart a melanin-deprived person! Now, that’s excellent imagery!

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  4. I grew up in Costa Mesa and my Dad had a pet raccoon that would eat anything. Wish we had thought of this Photo Op. Always loved how he washed certain things before he ate them……lol.

    So back on topic, ugh….Libtards.

    Aunt Cranky (eb0d5c)

  5. Tammy should just thank whichever diety figure she reveres that she didn’t have a pet spider monkey!

    Political Correctness, and Racism has long passed the “boy who called wolf” stage, and is now in completely ignorant self parody.

    And yes, watching a raccoon dump a full 40 gallon trash can, and then wash the tidbits it finds before snarfing them down is hilarious.

    NavyspyII (df615d)

  6. I am pretty convinced that north of 99% of this nonsense is deliberate, designed to discredit, silence, and manipulate those making arguments libtards can’t manage any other way.
    But this stuff…. Hard to think other than that they actually believe it.
    Wow.

    Richard Aubrey (5e9d27)

  7. FOR THE CHILDREN!

    Or something.

    Steve B (5eacf6)

  8. Yeah, well, the Germans litterally call racoons “washbears”.

    Maybe should adopt that name.

    Dr. K (eca563)

  9. This is the type of thing that Eugene Robinson would view as irrefutable proof of racism. The man could find racism in an apple.

    It’s annoying, disturbing, and funny all at the same time.

    b (df882e)

  10. No one will ever again vote for a little president man in our country just cause of his skin color. This is a good thing.

    happyfeet (6b707a)

  11. Oh! Pet raccoon! I had several, when I was young and it was legal. They’re dangerous to have around; they’re much smarter than we are.

    Also, they’re mean drunks.

    S. Weasel (932300)

  12. #11 – Speak for yourself.

    I have yet to find a raccoon that can do differential calculus.

    Dr. K (eca563)

  13. Being a leftist blogger means never having to say you’re sorry.

    Mitch (69e416)

  14. […] leftist heads began popping like so many balloons. Really? A coon? Is this where we’re at now? Because this sort of stuff isn’t coded speech, […]

    Cry “Racist!” And Let Slip the Coons of War « Teh Resistance Blog (5381c6)

  15. I disturbed by the concept of pet raccoon.

    Just waiting for the phone call to 911.

    What next? Pet Grizzly?

    What could possibly go wrong!

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  16. Why do you post these things during my 5 hours of sleep?

    RACISTS!!!!!!!!!

    Denounced and condemned.

    JD (f8be7b)

  17. I demand all zoos rename their racoons ‘bandit animals’ so that no one can accuse them of racism. Recall all textbooks too.

    Wait, I’m sure someone can find racism in bandit animals.

    MU789 (3f9d29)

  18. MU789,

    Are you calling blacks people bandits now?

    RACIST!!!!!!

    HeavenSent (01a566)

  19. A roommate in college had a pet racoon/washbear/bandit animal. He was lots of fun. Stole my scrambled eggs on more than one occasion. Pretty bright for a quadruped. Cute as all get out.

    I have nothing else to say on this matter.

    Pious Agnostic (291f9a)

  20. I’m a female and have suffered from PMS. Let me advise you that like a woman suffering from PMS, if you are a life-long victim, EVERYTHING you hear is an attack and there is nothing the other person can say to rectify that. Just look askance and get out of Dodge…..quick!

    J (2946f2)

  21. While I have my issues with Tammy, this is more evidence that Libs are mentally unbalanced and need both mental treatment and exclusion from office and voting.

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  22. You are hereby put on notice that you are using racist code in describing D. Aristophenes. As all correct-thinking people know, “clueless buffoon” is well-known racist code “C lueless buff OON.”

    great unknown (b751d2)

  23. The lefties do their president no favors with this obsession with racism. It will have a similar effect to the obsession with rape in college campuses. If everything is rape or racism, nothing is.

    Mike K (abed77)

  24. No, they don’t do Obama any favors, Mike – but he doesn’t do himself any favors, either, by not only encouraging this kind of noxious group – think, but always failing to denounce it. He sends his surrogates out in the MSM to slyly (and not too slyly) suggest that anyone not agreeing with his awesomeness is a de facto racist. He’s on his way to the complete infantilization of the entire African – American citizenry; congrats, Mr. Post – Racial POTUS.

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  25. Thanks for publicizing this, Patterico. It will be interesting to see Tammy’s coon post spread far and wide … that’s got to be good for her profile, no?

    D. Aristophanes (037f89)

  26. And the leader of the racial infantilization moment speaks his twoof to plower!

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  27. I bet if Aristophanes were to go watch the entire series of “Planet of the Apes” and he would have a self-induced stroke.

    Neo (7830e6)

  28. mmm, it begs the question “who is the racist?”

    I see a racoon, i think of an animal, and because of the sly cooper games and other cartoony descriptions, a theif. yes, i know intellectually people used to called “coons” for some reason i can’t fathom, but the connection to black people never crosses my mind.

    But on the other hand, this guy sees a racoon and he thinks immediately “black people!”

    So who is the real racist?

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  29. Sadly No people had nothing to blog about again it seems.

    Topsecretk9 (ab69ad)

  30. I remember a year ago the mainstream media told us that Obama was not funny so don’t expect any jokes about him. Now I see what they are aiming at. Anyone making fun of him risks ridicule. CNN did a “fact check” on a Saturday Night Live skit. It is kind of scary, isn’t it.

    Alta Bob (e8af2b)

  31. No D it will be good for publicizing what an infantile moron you are.

    SPC Jack Klompus (c1922b)

  32. 27, See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil.

    (Trial of Taylor (Charleton Heston) in the original.)

    PCD (1d8b6d)

  33. Oh and it’s pretty funny to have His sadly Stupid on this blog praising Patterico’s far superior blog traffic and not realizing this entire post points out how stupid he is and his stupidity will be linked and viewed way more than on his own blog.

    Popcorn.

    Topsecretk9 (ab69ad)

  34. If that’s Tammy’s living, I’m a monkey’s uncle. That’s a bachelor pad if I’ve ever seen one.

    pajama momma (b26652)

  35. Well, it would seem that if they were cruising conservative blogs, they took that fabled wrong turn at Alberquerque. I’m sure she’ll be shamed into silence; or not.

    mj (a6bf92)

  36. But he’s got the name of a Greek playwright in his moniker so he’s like teh intellectual guy and stuff. If he say racisms then by gum dere be racisms.

    SPC Jack Klompus (c1922b)

  37. I’ve always been of the opinion that the proper response to such idiocy is “Oh, piss off!”

    mojo (8096f2)

  38. I wonder why none of the lefties have criticized the statement of a real racist – David Duke.

    Michael Ejercito (6a1582)

  39. By the way, my guess is that the joke for Tammy is more the Cracker Jacks (which she referred to in the previous post) than the raccoon. The raccoon is just a cute addition to the Cracker Jack concept. (Ooooh, Cracker! That’s anti-white bigotry!!!)

    I could be wrong. But here’s a thought: if you want to know, ask her. She doesn’t strike me as a racist and I’m sure she would be happy to explain.

    Patterico (64318f)

  40. I really like Ms. Bruce and know one thing for sure; she’ll make a mockery of the idiot that conjured up racism in his left only hemisphere brain.

    dianne (7bd3ad)

  41. I think the joke is the Cracker Jack too. A prize in every box. A worthless trinket is what the Nobel Peace prize has become.

    pajama momma (b26652)

  42. I could be wrong. But here’s a thought: if you want to know, ask her. She doesn’t strike me as a racist and I’m sure she would be happy to explain.

    Due diligence like you suggest would reduce Sadly No’s blog content to nothing.

    Topsecretk9 (ab69ad)

  43. “I Hear America Talking” by Stuart Berg Flexner:

    ‘coon was orignally a short form for raccoon in 1741… then by 1832 meant a frontier rustic (a white person from the country), and by 1840 a Whig. The 1834 song ‘Zip Coon’ (better known today as ‘Turkey in the Straw’) didn’t refer specifically to either a White or a Black and the ‘coon songs’ of the 1840s and 50s were Whig political songs. By 1862, however, coon had come to mean a Black and this use was made very common by the popular 1896 song ‘All Coons Look Alike to Me,’ written by Ernest Hogan, a Black who didn’t consider the word derogatory at the time.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  44. If you’ve ever heard her guest host Laura Ingraham’s radio show, you might realize how full of outrage and bile she is. I don’t have a feel for her racial attitudes, but I’m sure Ms. Bruce enjoys this kerfuffle as much or more than the Sadly no folks.

    After all, being able to claim the mantle of victimhood is what Tammy likes the best. Drives up hits and gets her noticed. After all, what “feminist” doesn’t want to be rescued from the evil clutches of Sadly, No from the brave young men of the blogosphere?

    timb (449046)

  45. Personally, when I think of raccoons I do not think of race, I think of my mother.

    One of her last eccentric acts was to collect a “perfectly good” dead raccoon from the side of the road to show to some children, including my brother’s girlfriends young son and daughter.
    She left it in her trunk for some weeks (in January, thank god) and I had the task of removing it.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  46. Due diligence like you suggest would reduce Sadly No’s blog content to nothing.

    Tough to do — all of our subjects are in bed when we go on our evening trolls through the conservative blogosphere. Which are completely unlike Patterico’s morning fact-finding missions through the liberal blogosphere.

    D. Aristophanes (037f89)

  47. I have a toy raccoon named Mr. Rabiz that is my favorite thing and my teddy bear. It reminds me of my mommy.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  48. Also, personally, when I think of watermelons, I think of delicious summer fruit.

    D. Aristophanes (037f89)

  49. Cranky, cranky, cranky. No one likes being reminded that they have acted like a putz.

    Eric Blair (8484db)

  50. Pajama Momma of course the joke is the crackerjack prize comparison to the Nobel handed out, and her cute raccoon pet being all cute and human-ish getting his prize; it’s Beatrix Potter, not a race war.

    SarahW (692fc6)


  51. Also, personally, when I think of watermelons, I think of delicious summer fruit.

    Comment by D. Aristophanes — 10/13/2009 @ 8:00 am

    Somehow I doubt it.

    pajama momma (b26652)

  52. Getting his gimcrack prize, that is.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  53. and her cute raccoon pet being all cute and human-ish getting his prize

    Right, I was trying to get at that fact, but also stating that that cannot be her pet. Look at the room that photo was taken in, do you think her living room looks like that? She could be very eccentric I suppose.

    pajama momma (b26652)

  54. Somehow I also doubt that DA has much interaction with the black community on any regular basis other than repeated listens to his Tribe Called Quest CDs that a really hip white friend turned him onto in college. I cry racism! racism! Oh please love me and accept me African American community! Your humble sycophant!

    SPC Jack Klompus (c1922b)

  55. D.Artistophanes, Don’t be a fool. You’ve tuned your mind to see witches, and their aren’t any in that picture.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  56. Somehow I doubt it.

    What are you implying? What possible other meaning could there be for watermelons?

    D. Aristophanes (037f89)

  57. Who benefits from racial tension?

    In my opinion, if anyone makes a charge of racism it had better be for a very, very good reason that can be proven beyond a doubt – like child molestation, etc.

    There is an entire political party that lives in the seriousness of the charge.

    Amphipolis (b120ce)

  58. Pajama, eccentric people do eccentric things, and might take a wild thing into their house. Alive, even.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  59. What are you implying? What possible other meaning could there be for watermelons?

    Nothing other than you’re an idiot.

    pajama momma (b26652)

  60. Pajama, eccentric people do eccentric things, and might take a wild thing into their house. Alive, even.

    Scroll down. http://www.macstaxidermy.com/north%20american%20small%20game.htm

    pajama momma (b26652)

  61. If D Aristophanes saw a raccoon eating a watermelon, he’d probably have a seizure from impure thoughts.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  62. It’s quite the hilarious that D. Aristophanes got his ass handed to him by Patterico and is now here trying desperately to be cute.

    Topsecretk9 (ab69ad)

  63. If D Aristophanes saw a raccoon eating a watermelon, he’d probably have a seizure from impure thoughts.

    HAHAHAHA!

    pajama momma (b26652)

  64. DA probably has the DVD of The Jazz Singer on auto-repeat.

    SPC Jack Klompus (c1922b)

  65. Do I hear shades of a Goldstein-esque discussion on intentionality and shaping the narrative?

    Purty please?

    Steve B (5eacf6)

  66. It’s quite the hilarious that D. Aristophanes got his ass handed to him by Patterico and is now here trying desperately to be cute.

    Prediction: In a couple hours’ time, I will have ‘run away’ from this merciless ass-kicking by the act of not commenting further on this thread, thus conceding the battle to Patterico and his brilliant commentariat. And a raccoon will just be a raccoon and a watermelon, a watermelon, forever and ever.

    D. Aristophanes (037f89)

  67. Pajama momma is right: the image is on Google. Ergo Tammy must be a) a racist or b) expanding on her Cracker Jack joke with an image of a raccoon, an animal which she thinks is cute.

    I have updated the post. In the update, I have also noted Tammy’s clear anti-white racism — the word “cracker” is a dead giveaway.

    Patterico (64318f)

  68. And a pretentious pseudo-intellectual “progressive” will be a blithering idiot forever and ever and ever and ever and ever. Look! Black people! Go tell them how you’re defending their sacred honor!

    SPC Jack Klompus (c1922b)

  69. The interesting/ironic part, to me, is how the Left always detested Miss Grundy telling them what to do and how to think.

    And yet it is quite different when they do that sort of thing. Suddenly that sense of humor takes a different turn. They aren’t the cool kids any more.

    Like they used to say in the 70s….

    “Do your own thing, man…so long as it is my kind of thing you do!”

    Eric Blair (8484db)

  70. Was sadly No vexed when the wicked Witch of the Left, Jane Hamsher, put out her racist black face photoshop or do they just dream up racism on conservative sites only?

    Topsecretk9 (ab69ad)

  71. “Sadly, no!” Mr. TopsecretK9.

    Then it was a sense of irony or humor.

    Now it is racism.

    It’s alphabetism, nothing more.

    Eric Blair (8484db)

  72. I’m racist against white people too. I named my oldest son Graham.

    It’s subtle I know, but just call him cracker and see what happens.

    pajama momma (b26652)

  73. I object on behalf of Appalachian-Americans everywhere.

    Eric Blair (8484db)

  74. A good big old male raccoon can tear up a dog; and when Ms. Bruce is on a roll angry at some one she can just tear them up too. A pet raccoon is a good animal for Ms. Bruce to have–and they are cute little critters–just don’t cross them.

    Mike Myers (710e8b)

  75. Didn’t ANYONE notice the slur against people named Jack? Not only are they implied to be racist by this evilly-named “product”, but having a raccoon dig into the box seems to be advocating animal attacks these “Jacks.”

    And, if you look carefully, the raccoon is LEFT-HANDED!!! Is this really about left-handed people, as if they don’t have enough discrimination?

    HANDISTS!!

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  76. all of our subjects are in bed

    “…having overdosed on Cheetoes and asphyxiated themselves from overzealous mouth – breathing.”

    Gee, I wonder if Ms. Bruce sometimes eats Raisin Bran for breakfast – and you just know what Raisin Bran’s really code for, don’t you? Raisins are dark, and a white person’s eating it! Eeeeek! Wacists!

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  77. “What are you implying? What possible other meaning could there be for watermelons?

    Comment by D. Aristophanes — 10/13/2009 @ 8:10 am”

    Then why did you bring it up? Who’s the racist now?

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  78. Does the “D” in “D. Aristophanes” stand for “Dopey”?
    Could we hear from the other six dwarfs too?

    AD - RtR/OS! (48d3c8)

  79. HAHAH! The cracker jack analogy cracked me up, I’m going to have to check out that woman’s blog.

    She’s right when she says the prize was made into a joke when Carter got it, but I’d go a step further and say it was a joke from its inception. There’s a very obvious trend when it comes to the people who receive this award. None are actually humanitarian, though they always use humanity as their defense. The standard recipient is at least one, more or all of the following: a fraud, a murderer, a eugenist, global government cheerleader. People who have invented medical “treatments” that turn out to be more detrimental to the patients health than what they’re being treated for are also favorites for this award.

    Elites are hoping Obama’s star power will bring them closer to destroying the independence of the US, and Obama will be able to lead Americans to slaughter as peaceful as lambs. It becomes more and more obvious each day. I at times feel like the plot of that game “2011: Obama’s Coup Fails” is unfurling in actuality each day as Obama is showered with more praise and encouragement from the international community with each flagrant act of treason against his country. You can look it up in a google search. It’s supposed to be a satire but it stopped being funny and became eerie after Obama was given the Nobel.

    Daman (1510a9)

  80. I recommend that Ms. Bruce and her racoon be sent forthwith to the nearest re-education center for diversity and sensitivity training, or something.

    Rochf (ae9c58)

  81. http://tiny.cc/GYEQ1 Sometimes watermelons aren’t watermelons. They’re tomatoes.

    SarahW (692fc6)

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  83. OK, I’ll bite.

    Did anyone notice how DA ran away from this merciless ass-kicking?

    Pious Agnostic (291f9a)

  84. The irony, of course, is that the raccoon is not looking for the prize in the box of crackerjack, but just the crackerjack.

    Official Internet Data Office (4514e0)

  85. Good thing Ms. Bruce didn’t share a picture of her pet monkey digging in that Crackerjack box.

    furious (71af32)

  86. I think the people being wacky here are the lefties. See, D. Aristophanes and EJ, if we show you a “pet” and you see a “black man!!!!” . . . that may not be our problem. It just might be yours

    So true.

    Liberals are pathetic in how they ignore their own bigotry and hatred for anyone that does not share their political beliefs.

    This is simply another attempt to demonize their “enemies” as militant, racist,right wingers so they can distract the attention away from their failed policies and the ineptness of the Obama administration.

    They are picking on the wrong one here though.
    Tammy Bruce is more than capable of handling faux liberal outrage and smears.

    She is a smart, strong, class act of a woman.
    I was pissed that they took her and Larry Elder off of Sirus right since they constituted most of who I listened to concerning political pundits.

    She will not back down.

    Baxter Greene (af5030)

  87. My beagle charges and trees raccoons every chance he gets — does that make him a racist or a fearless confronter of racist stereotypes?

    furious (71af32)

  88. the raccoon is not looking for the prize in the box of crackerjack, but just the crackerjack.

    Comment by Official Internet Data Office — 10/13/2009 @ 9:41 am

    Yeah, I think I saw that on CNN, they did a fact check.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  89. Good thing that raccoon isn’t holding a piece of fried chicken — DA would pitch an embolism.

    furious (71af32)

  90. Alinsky’s Rules, Patterico. Don’t give no $^%&& no break. Bitch disrespect the President, bitch get all comin’ to her and more.

    nk (df76d4)

  91. And I don’t know that I would give any credence to D. Aristophanes. His plumbing allows him to masturbate in front of Obama’s picture no more than twice a year and that’s practically treason so he has to compensate with insensate rants.

    nk (df76d4)

  92. Jonah Goldberg has the fearless bed-wetting racism hunters pegged:

    One is tempted to ask who is the real racist here? On the one hand we have people — like me — who see horrific, flesh-eating, dull-witted creatures with jagged feral teeth, venomous mouths, pointed devilish ears, and reptilian skin, and say, “Cool, Orcs!” On the other hand we have people, like Mr. Yatt, who see the same repugnant creatures and righteously exclaim “black people!” Maybe he should spend less time vetting movies for signs of racism and more time vetting himself…

    furious (71af32)

  93. “My beagle charges and trees raccoons every chance he gets — does that make him a racist or a fearless confronter of racist stereotypes?”
    Comment by furious — 10/13/2009 @ 9:49 am

    No, but it may put him at risk of getting rabies, depending on where you live. Years ago a friend in Vet school took in the head of a raccoon that had fallen prey to a neighbors dog. Sure ’nuff, it had rabies.

    A comment to follow up what has been said about the illustrious hygienic habits of the raccoon (washing its food). IF a raccoon could appreciate a practical joke, one would give it a sugar cube to eat. The poor beast is left chattering in confusion and frustration, wondering where its meal disappeared to. As they likely can’t appreciate a practical joke, it would likely just be cruel. But it does provide an apt metaphor for life, at times.

    MD in Philly (d4f9fa)

  94. “I object on behalf of Appalachian-Americans everywhere.”

    I 2nd that (and denounce you for it)

    Lord Nazh (899dce)

  95. You know, if that racoon is supposed to be President Obama, President Obama is really cute.
    Intelligent, fuzzy, and prize-gatheringly adorable.

    SarahW (f65b90)

  96. it’s amusing the Sadly, No! author took their nickname from a greek playwright who was repeatedly accused of slander.

    cameo (e8d723)

  97. Oh-oh! Sarah’s getting a tingle up her leg.

    AD - RtR/OS! (48d3c8)

  98. Douchebaganes really is an imbecile. A racist one at that. Denounced. I denounce the racisms of Sadly, No!

    JD (5308da)

  99. One difference between the rather dim-witted, projecting racist blogger, D. Aristophanes, and his Greek namesake — other than that the comic playwright was neither dim-witted, racist nor given to projection — is that the latter MEANT to be funny.

    Our sad troll, having once heard about the ancient playwright and believing, “Oh, this will be a smart-sounding net-name; I’ll look like I tood a summa in classics at Yale,” is merely funny by dint of irony, as is the fool playing the sage, not realizing the laughs are on him alone.

    Mitch (890cbf)

  100. #66: It’s a pre-emptive flounce!

    This is like a child who “calls” things: “I get the front seat. I CALLED it.” “I’m going to leave now because I’m getting my racist ass handed to me in debate, but by announcing, in this flounce post, that I’m leaving / won’t be back, I win!, and the ass-kickings don’t count because I said they weren’t ass-kickigns! I called it.”

    Mitch (890cbf)

  101. And a raccoon will just be a raccoon and a watermelon, a watermelon, forever and ever.

    Comment by D. Aristophanes — 10/13/2009 @ 8:20 am

    See, reactionary leftists CAN learn!

    N. O'Brain (5deb6d)

  102. #93. Understood and agreed. Fortunately most of the time I was on the other end of his lead, and the raccoon chose fight over flight. Times when I wasn’t he was in the backyard and we heard the hue and cry in time to get out there with a broom before there was any bloodshed.

    We have coyotes here, too, so the beagle is never outside unattended/unfenced.

    furious (71af32)

  103. And you know what happens when you shorten the word “raccoon”

    That’s lose-lose right there.

    Shorten the word one way you get ‘Coon’ and charges of ‘racism’. Shorten it the other and you get ‘Rac[Rack]’ which can mean boobies, hence, making you sexist.

    Dave C (879162)

  104. Got bored reading silly comments so forgive me if it’s already been pointed out: there’s another animal in the Cracker Jack pic, looks like an appropriate badger in the background.

    ropelight (f1323e)

  105. Speaking of coons …

    Nick Saban used to be the head football coach at Louisiana State University. He won a national championship there, went to the NFL for a couple of years, then returned to college football at the University of Alabama, where he will shortly win another national title (or three).

    Anyway, after taking the Bama job, Saban did an interview with reporters in which he referred to an LSU fan as a “coonass”. (FYI, “coonass” is a derogatory term for Cajuns.)

    The comment made national news for a day or two … until the media found out that Saban was referring to poor whites who live in the swamp. Once the media learned that Saban wasn’t talking about blacks, it became a non-story.

    I guess that makes sense, because as we all know, black folks are a fragile race that would have been wiped from the face of the earth if not for the kindness and compassion of good-hearted and courageous people such as D. Aristophanes, who are willing to risk everything in order to do the right thing.

    Bubba Maximus (456175)

  106. Hey at this link:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091013/ap_on_re_eu/eu_nobel_peace_obama

    you can read the nobel idiots trying to defend themselves. its pretty galling.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  107. #97 AD That tingle: I hope it’s not a first sign of the hydrophoby.

    SarahW (692fc6)

  108. Cole Sear D. Aristophanes: I see dead racist people.
    Malcolm Crowe Patterico: In your dreams? [Cole D. Aristophanes shakes his head no]
    Malcolm Crowe Patterico: While you’re awake? [Cole D. Aristophanes nods]
    Malcolm Crowe Patterico: Dead Racist people like, in graves KKK hoods? In coffins With burning crosses?
    Cole Sear D. Aristophanes: Walking around like regular people. They don’t see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don’t know they’re dead racist.
    Malcolm Crowe Patterico: How often do you see them?
    Cole Sear D. Aristophanes: All the time. They’re everywhere.

    Neo (7830e6)

  109. Clearly, no one here can see the evil truth of the matter. Exhibit 1: as PETA states so frequently, having a pet is equivalent to keeping slaves. Worse still, her adorable little slave is a raccoon, which can be shorted to “coon”, making it a double slave. Also take note of the fact that she has the “coon” digging into a box of “cracker” jax. This is obviously done to represent the black man stealing from the whites.

    Obviously, she is trying to live out the dreams of her inner slave owner. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with a raccoon enjoying candy coated popcorn as much as people do.

    Laughingdog (09cc33)

  110. With apologies for their language, the commentariat at Sadly, No should be worrying about its own -isms. Most of these are snipped for brevity. Apparently, Ms. Bruce, like most conservative women, deserves to be called names.

    Paul Prudhomme said,
    October 13, 2009 at 9:59

    You have to fucking pay to post on that bitch’s cuntblog? Fuck that noise.

    Egypt Steve said,
    October 13, 2009 at 14:14

    So, no excuses. Bitch knew what she was doing. Period.

    TruculentandUnreliable said,
    October 13, 2009 at 16:13

    Aha, the “Pets do the Funniest Things” defense.

    Who the fuck has a raccoon as a pet, anyway? I hope the bitch gets rabies.

    Saint jim, Patron Saint of Bitchslapping said,
    October 13, 2009 at 17:19

    Next time, try finding a better focal point for your fauxtrage than a far-right twatmuffin who finds coon-jokes to be the acme of wit in regards to Obama … or even better, have something to say worth reading.

    carlitos (ad57b1)

  111. Things that make you go hummm…

    Aristophanes, Aristophanes,hummm… I’ve heard that name somewhere before, isn’t it Greek for LeRoy?

    ropelight (f1323e)

  112. #25

    It will be interesting to see Tammy’s coon post spread far and wide … that’s got to be good for her profile, no?

    Yes, it is.

    Sadly, it won’t do yours any good, you stupid jackass.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  113. Aristophanes, Aristophanes,hummm… I’ve heard that name somewhere before, isn’t it Greek for LeRoy?

    Comment by ropelight — 10/13/2009 @ 3:19 pm

    Nah, it means child-molester.

    nk (df76d4)

  114. Shouldn’t womens groups also be offended? Raccoon also shortens to rac!

    lonetown (d7ec3b)

  115. Some time ago, I had a brief but memorable experience with the kind and gentle souls of Sadly, No! What was said about Tammy Bruce there conforms to my less-than-pleasant experience.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (12e15d)

  116. Comment by carlitos — 10/13/2009 @ 3:17 pm

    Gee, I had no idea men males on the left were such angry pissants… small and irrelevant little beings who, with their tiny fists pumping in the air, publicly refer to women as Bitch. No doubt they puff out their would-be chests with pride as they frantically pound out that 4 letter C-word on the keyboard. And I don’t mean coon.

    I never knew how desperate they were.

    Dana (863a65)

  117. As in “nice rac-oon”?

    Icy Texan (ed4e45)

  118. It’s like Dennis Prager always says, Dana: We think they are wrong; they hate us.

    Icy Texan (ed4e45)

  119. What a bunch of sick scum.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  120. That’s right, Icy.

    It’s deliciously ironic that in their obviously drug induced state, what they hallucinate is racism is UNSPEAKABLE, their own hateful sexism is just fine.

    It’s even funnier that a pair of breasts scare them so much.

    Dana (863a65)

  121. Eh…”but their own hateful sexism is apparently just fine.”

    Dana (863a65)

  122. Especially if they’re attached to a gun-totin’ mama from Alaska. I wonder if Tina Fey ever considered how far back she may have pushed the cause for women by characterizing Gov. Palin as a stereotypical bubbleheaded female?

    Icy Texan (ed4e45)

  123. It is sad, and kind of pathetic, that those boys at Sadly, No! are scared of the breastesses.

    JD (b9cdd4)

  124. Dana – Whatever you do, don’t bring up the Vajayjay. Those thing make their heads explode – just look at Sully.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  125. Is Andy Sullivan affiliated w/ Sadly,No?

    Icy Texan (ed4e45)

  126. Dammit, daleyrocks! I wanted to say it first.

    Icy Texan (ed4e45)

  127. Icy – Sarah Palin’s Vajayjay had the left all running scared. Is there anything those things can’t do?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  128. I have it on good authority that the raccoon was actually going after the “prize” which was a stick-on tattoo of a swastika, which the Jew-hating, cracker-killing Coon promptly applied. I am appalled!

    Steve (e5c232)

  129. Poor guy’s had to give these things the benefit of the doubt so much that now he’s totally sick of giving these things the benefit of the doubt, so now he dosen’t give these things the benefit of the doubt anymore.

    Dave M (9bd246)

  130. Scratch a progressive and watch the bigotry ooze out.

    Every self-professed prog I know here in Cali gets a huge chuckle out of Cheney’s gay daughter, Condi Rice as “Aunt Jemima” and finding new reasons to call every woman they dislike a bitch or c*nt.

    And we’re the racists ? Cracker, please…

    societyis2blame (d81c5b)

  131. Adjective-free Dana is right. These chowderheads aren’t men at all. Due to circumstances of their birth, they are apparently male. But it ends there. I bet most of them carry purses messenger bags. I’m thinking of Sean Colvin Paula Cole – where have all the cowboys gone?

    On a related subject, have you seen this?

    http://thehostages.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/the-pussification-of-our-nation/

    carlitos (ad57b1)

  132. Has anyone told these people that the combination of stupidity and hatred is deeply unattractive? (I guess they do what they’ve been taught to do.)

    tehag (7fd277)

  133. The amusing point is that Tammy is a commited and principled liberal. She was the local head of a NOW (National Organization for Women) branch in California. She left the group because she would not come to the defense of Bill Clinton’s sexual and political abuse of defensless women as the rest of the womans movement did.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  134. #134 Have Blue:

    The amusing point is that Tammy is a commited and principled liberal.

    Shhhhh! We all know that, but they don’t know that…which is why it’s so damn funny…

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  135. The amusing point is that Tammy is a commited and principled liberal.

    Yeah, ’cause when you’re part of a group, you often refer to your group in the 3rd person like this gem:

    I can just imagine the liberal head assplosions had I used a pic of the local skunk going through my recycling bin! Admittedly, one freaking liberal blogger with paranoid delusions about raccoons does not an entire group make, but this was funny enough to expound upon.

    Further, Tammy’s liberal bona fides were on display when describes the Obamas as “trash,” jumps on the ACORN story with both feet, opposes children’s songs on president’s Day, opposes gay rights, votes for president Bush (twice)!

    All actions of a liberal….

    Finally in her own words from O’Reilly:

    BRUCE: Absolutely. And faith is a dynamic, also, that asks things of you. It is the thing that the president asks, as faith does, that you sacrifice something, that you exercise discipline in your life, that we want you to be a better person as conservatives. That is the thing that gets rejected.

    [emphasis added]

    Here’s a lesson folks might want to heed: just because Roger Ailes pays someone to claim he/she is something, does not mean he/she is that something. Tammy Bruce claims to be a liberal, except that her own actions, words, and deeds shows she is not one.

    Lastly, and this is my favorite part, outside of saying she’s “pro-choice” and loving her some guns, there isn’t one political position she ever talks about. She talks a good conservative victim’s game and she uses character assassination to attack Hillary, Bill, Michelle and Barrack, but at no time when I was reading her site (I only looked at the first three pages) or about her did I discover any policy goal or any political solution to anything. Oh, she hates Olympia Snowe and “liberal Republicans,” (most lefties I know hate Republican moderates too!) and she certainly not fond of Muslims, but at no point does she address policy or governing.

    Thus, Tammy fits in perfectly as a conservative: she knows what she hates, she knows how to say “NO!” and she knows how to take a buck off the rubes.

    timb (449046)

  136. So…on the one hand:

    “…there isn’t one political position she ever talks about….”

    is met with:

    “…when I was reading her site (I only looked at the first three pages)…”

    Hmmm. Seems to me that something else is at play here. Other than the hyperbole you seem to disdain in others.

    Eric Blair (8484db)

  137. All actions of a liberal….

    Yup, now you’re starting to get it timmah!

    carlitos (ad57b1)

  138. timb – Tammy Bruce ran a local chapter of NOW (you might want to look that up). She decided she could not support the Democrap party blindly when they could not condem Clinton for sexual abuse.

    She votes for Bush because he is a far better man than either of the alternatives.

    As for her comments on Obama, (if thats what they were) haven’t seen them but objectivly I would say some what overboard but not far from the truth.

    Hell even if I held liberal views I would not be able to support most of the prancing morons who call themselves liberals in this country.

    And the trolls around here are a prime example of that.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  139. […] note: You should also read the post at Patterico’s Pontifications for more great commentary on this. Thanks for saving the […]

    Sometimes a raccoon is just a raccoon… unless your crazy. (9d6d17)

  140. Also, personally, when I think of watermelons, I think of delicious summer fruit.

    Comment by D. Aristophanes — 10/13/2009 @ 8:00 am

    What’s this, Ari?? Are you saying all blacks are gay?? RACIST!!!!

    Dagwood (2a922b)

  141. jumps on the ACORN story with both feet

    So, Tim. ACORN is the heart of the liberal cause ? Good to know.

    Actually, the reason Tammy got fired from NOW was over OJ. She said on TV that women should not be supporting a wife beater and murderer like OJ.

    She’s more like one of those weird libertarians.

    Mike K (187f3b)

  142. She’s more like one of those weird libertarians.

    I resemble that remark!

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)

  143. timb dislikes Tammy Bruce because Tammy displays about six sigma higher IQ than Timmah.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  144. #

    timb dislikes Tammy Bruce because Tammy displays about six sigma higher IQ than Timmah.

    Comment by SPQR — 10/14/2009 @ 8:31 am

    Fine, critique of my comment….except there’s no critique. I guess that passes for logic on a right wing blog.

    In case you twits didn’t notice: I care not for Ms. Bruce, I care to laugh at you for being simpleton retards. That someone on “your team” can say something so clearly false and you will take it at face value says something about your gullibility. Ms. Bruce is no more liberal than Patterico is.

    PS. Eric, I’m not a professor; I have to work during work hours. Thus, since I have actually listened to Ms. Bruce on the radio and know EXACTLY where she comes from — innuendo, insults, assertions, and, typical for the modern right, no interest in policy, I didn’t feel it necessary to page through her complete archives. I looked on the internet to confirm my suspicions and checked her website.

    If you want to do more research, professor, then feel free. Me, I felt it would be a waste of my time, since Ms. Bruce’s words and actions speak for themselves.

    Had I undergone the days long process of reading and noting her archives, reached her for an interview, and spoken with friends and family about her, it would be unlikely to sway you and the fellow devotees of the partisan game. One can actually quote Tammy and be accused of lying about her or not “liking her!”

    At some point, it might occur to the folks reading this site that they more invested in which side is “winning,” than they are about truth. “Truth” in your opinion is about who the messenger is.

    timb (449046)

  145. So, Tim. ACORN is the heart of the liberal cause ? Good to know.

    Shh, Mike, you’re gonna get me in trouble. Don’t you know, ACORN helping poor people register to vote and with community services is just a front that Barrack and Bill Ayers cooked up in 1970? (Obama was only nine and had just arrived from Indonesia on a special Muslim underground). They cooked ACORN up to win elections for the dirty socialists and communists and MAN, have they ever been successful! Nixon, Reagan, Bush I and Bush II….their influence is everywhere.

    I was recruited by ACORN operatives while in grade school and they prepared me a career of writing blog comments….twenty years before the internet was even created!

    Word has it at International Soros HQ there is a time machine which Keith Olberman and Shelia Jackson Lee use to try to turn America into a Soviet Republic by communing directly with Marx, Caesar Chavez, and Lenin.

    As you can see, by this healthcare debate where liberal desires like a public option or even single payer were ignored by a Democratic Congress, ACORN is ready to take the country by storm!

    I probably shouldn’t have written all that, because no their agents will be try to hunt me down and help me with a low income mortgage that I do not need or, heaven forbid, register me to vote again! But, sometimes, Mike, you just want to let you hapless, defenseless conservatives know how things really are.

    timb (449046)

  146. Yeah, quit picking on ACORN.
    After all, they probably will get the trains to run on time.

    AD - RtR/OS! (12661a)

  147. timb, your comments had no substance, they were nothing but an expanded “No True Scotsman” fallacy.

    Which is why your IQ is in issue. And of course, that you then follow up with your own asinine comment shows your hypocrisy is in inverse relationship.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  148. Template of SPQR comment: “I know you are, but what am I [fill in blank of hated enemy]. [Insert line about how smart I think am] + ad hominem attack. End with “you’re stupid”

    Call it a day and go back to fellating the guys at Reason.

    timb (449046)

  149. timb, more projection on your part. That was the template of one of your comments.

    You see, you wrote the below, not me:

    Thus, since I have actually listened to Ms. Bruce on the radio and know EXACTLY where she comes from — innuendo, insults, assertions, and, typical for the modern right, no interest in policy, I didn’t feel it necessary to page through her complete archives.

    The part where you excuse your failure to actually check any facts because of your faith in your own bigotry would be amusing were it not for your repetitious brazen hypocrisy coupled with a complete lack of sense of irony.

    SPQR (26be8b)


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