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5/29/2018

Portland Bar Holds “Reparations Happy Hour”; Whites Not Welcome

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:56 am

This is as woke as woke can get:

A bar in Portland, Oregon in the U.S, handed out $10 (£7.50) bills to all the black, brown and minority ethnicities that walked into their establishment.

The money was scrambled from white people’s donations, who were asked not to attend the ‘reparations happy hour’.

That meant their drinks were paid for by their white counterparts as a small and symbolic way to compensate for the hardships and suffering faced by such communities.

Cameron Whitten, the 27-year-old activist who organised the event, said while it in no way made up for the horrors of slavery and contemporary injustices, it was about solidarity.

Did I say in the headline that whites weren’t welcome? OK, that wasn’t entirely accurate. Whites were welcome: to give reparations to pay for minorities’ drinks. They just weren’t welcome to attend:

As for the decision not to include white people during the evening, Brown Hope said in the event description: ‘White people can show up and support by GIVING reparations.

Instead of physically attending, your presence will be felt through your active financial support for healing, leadership, and community building within Portland’s black, brown, and indigenous community.’

I know what you’re thinking, and your sentiments have been echoed on the Internet: it doesn’t go far enough. As one person wrote on social media: “How about addressing inequalities in pay, housing and education? You know, something that’ll make a meaningful difference.” Kind of a tall order for a bar, but dream big, Mr. Person on Social Media!

The next reparationsfest will be held at the Back to Eden bakery in Portland. I’m glad that business is taking part, because they have a lot to make up for after refusing to serve a black woman earlier this month, just because the bakery had already closed. As the company explained on May 11 on their Facebook page, it all began when a local black activist entered the bakery six minutes after closing time, and started making videos when she wasn’t served (h/t: Andy Ngo):

At a base level, Lillian, a proud Black woman who has roots in the Alberta neighborhood and has seen it systematically gentrified over the years by property owners and businesses like ours, chose to patron our bakery for the first time trusting that our company is who it portends to be and was denied service while the room is filled with white people getting served their vegan treats without incident. The two videos Lillian then posted on Facebook about her experience will better explain how she felt in that moment than we ever could and we encourage anyone who isn’t familiar with the situation to fully watch them before offering up blanket expressions of support for our business.

Since people are seeking the precise details of what occurred here is what we were able to view in Thursday night’s security camera footage:

-At 9:02 pm we were unusually busy for closing time which is stated as 9pm everywhere that our hours appear. Most of the seats were filled and there were four people in line waiting to be served.

-At 9:03 pm our employee turns the “Open” sign light off.

-At 9:04 pm two more white women walk in and line up to be served. At this point the customers present are informed that we are officially closed.

-At 9:06 pm Lillian enters and stands in line to be served assuming given how many people are still inside and the doors unlocked that we are still open. Lillian is told we are closed and the last two women in line are the last to be served. After that she exits the building and begins taking her first video.

With this breathless minute-by-minute accounting from security cam footage, you’re left waiting for the moment when they say the shooter produced his weapon and started mowing people down — but no, it’s still just a story about a black woman who wasn’t served after the bakery was closed.

The business is just devastated, because it’s Portland and they are committed to intersectionality — why, they might even know what that means! Nah — and yet they are being called racist:

Rather than touting all the ways in which are truly committed to fighting for social justice I should have centered on Lillian’s experience. There is nothing fun about being called a racist especially when it is truly antithetical to everything you stand for but often what happens when well meaning white folk get called out on something race related we are very quick to jump to defense. . . . The sad fact of the matter is that what Lillian experienced in our shop Thursday night is just the tip of the iceberg in regards to the discrimination that Black women encounter on a daily basis across this city, state and country. Walking into an establishment that visibly prides itself on its intersectional progressive politics only to be denied service while all the white people inside are being served has to feel horrible just in itself.

Yes, it’s a wake-up call for this business, which prided itself on following all the latest lefty trends, to learn that all their earnest clamoring for Social Justice has been disregarded, and they’re just being treated like another pack of white-robed KKK thugs.

Rest easy, though: according to the business’s Facebook page, the offending employees who attempted to enforce the business hours were fired.

In this situation it doesn’t really matter that the two staff members working are not themselves racist because the call they made to deny Lillian service caused her to feel like she had been discriminated against. Sometimes impact outweighs intent and when that happens people do need to be held accountable. Since both Lillian and the clamoring public were demanding that these staff members be fired that it is what we did putting these two young women out of work. It was an incredibly difficult thing for us to do especially when they felt that they were just upholding our closing time of 9pm but the way in which they went about it lacked sensitivity and understanding of the racial implications at work.

All will be well on June 20, when whites will be invited to pay for Proud Lillian’s apple platz.

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

132 Responses to “Portland Bar Holds “Reparations Happy Hour”; Whites Not Welcome”

  1. Its a whole other country isn’t it, but the spores will land in your town soon enough, validating Orwell line about intellectuals.

    narciso (d1f714)

  2. Hope the employees sue for racial discrimination. The owner stated in clear terms he fired them because of race and the mob.

    NJRob (b00189)

  3. They ran two white women who operated a burrito stand out of business because in a review they said they went to Mexico to find the best recipes.

    I worked there one year – downtown is a unique experience.

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  4. So you’re going to complain about “reparations happy hour” while white people, all to often, express that they do not welcome black people by killing them.

    Tillman (a95660)

  5. The best write up on this that I’ve seen so far:

    Media Double Down After New York Times Gets Busted Peddling Fake News

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/28/media-double-down-after-new-york-times-gets-busted-peddling-fake-news/

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  6. Whoops – wrong thread, but enjoy nonetheless.

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  7. while white people, all to often, express that they do not welcome black people by killing them.

    What exactly does this mean?

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  8. Perfect. More drunks.

    mg (9e54f8)

  9. Whites were welcome: to give reparations to pay for minorities’ drinks.

    The dork what organized this has a faq what says they was just straight up reparating – the money they gave people was just for to do social justice all up in it – not for to buy drinks:

    — So, white people buy “drinks” for people of color?

    No. That assumption was reinforced through misleading headlines published by multiple news outlets. The event was titled “Happy Hour” as a familiar and upbeat description for a social event — in no way have we explicitly promoted alcohol consumption.

    Black, Brown, and Indigenous attendees received $10 in cash and were able to use that for whatever they wanted to. The majority of folks did not choose to purchase alcohol, though they were welcome to do so. Some attendees have mentioned using it for gas, coffee, and some donated it to a friend in need. Not every Happy Hour event will happen at a bar. For example, our next Happy Hour will be at a bakery.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  10. So you’re going to complain about “reparations happy hour” while white people, all to often, express that they do not welcome black people by killing them.

    Whites killing blacks happens less often than blacks killing whites in raw numbers. And when you consider those numbers as a percentage of populations, blacks kill whites at about 10x the rate that whites kill blacks.

    What was your point again?

    Chuck Bartowski (bc1c71)

  11. Dear Portland People of Pallor: If you don’t respect yourself, why should anyone else?

    https://tinyurl.com/yc9e9bvd

    Patricia (3363ec)

  12. Patsies in Portlandia. Hope it all works out.

    Colonel Haiku (e208fd)

  13. Whatever is in the water in Seattle has spread south, it seems.

    Jimpithecus (a3c1bc)

  14. Moderately severe rollback on automobile exception to the 4th Amendment warrant requirement today from SCOTUS.

    Now will need a warrant to search a vehicle parked on the property or curtilage of a home.

    For a couple decades the automobile exception was pretty significant, and while this isn’t a complete rollback, its stakes out some new ground.

    Vote was 8-1.

    Haven’t read the opinion yet, so I’m not sure if there is any earth-shaking developments in the language, but its a significant change.

    shipwreckedcrew (56b591)

  15. This is a not so uncommon experience.. Sometimes people can get a store to postpone closing.

    Is she claiming they waived the rule for two white women but not for her? Or is he not being so specific? She was later than the others.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  16. She’s complaining because white people were allowed to get in line after closing hours but she wasn’t, even though she came in later. Every business everywhere has this happen, where they have to cut off a latecomer, but race triumphs everything.

    They just need a new sign – We Close At 9pm unless you’re black

    This has happened to all of us but the difference is we didn’t go after people’s jobs.

    Hopefully these people will get new jobs in a more liberal environment /sarc.

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  17. Today its not leaving the establishment at closing time, tomorrow…http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/05/downtown-overworked-cops-battling-mag.html

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  18. Nobody’s having a fit about “indigenous people” being offered money at a bar where they could easily use it to buy the white man’s firewater or the careful exclusion of the white wimmenz from a place where there might be drunk dusky-hued men? Sounds pretty racist if you ask me.

    Jerryskids (cfad51)

  19. . Keep those idiots fenced in with razor wire.

    mg (9e54f8)

  20. I thought these morons would show the never trumpers where Canada was.

    mg (9e54f8)

  21. 19, clevah, and that would be blond white wimminz, the brunettes, especially the brown hair/brown eyes, tend to worship the Punnett Square and look for Phil Simms, Bill Zabka or Cary Elwes.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  22. How about a special Happy Hour for colored girls (of all hues) to meet and mingle with white guys eagerly waiting to make acquaintance and buy the drinks.

    Win/win, improve racial relationships, not PC, insensitive, racist?

    ropelight (d88a72)

  23. 23, suprisingly thats the alumni evening program of many national black sorority conventions. Never saw more white guy – black girl couples walking around as I did at the Alpha Kappa Alpha convention (Chicago Hilton Towers) in 2000 or 2001.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  24. I would think being Black in Portland is not as bad as being Jewish in Europe.

    “Last Friday evening I put on a kippah and walked half an hour across Budapest to the Keren Or synagogue maintained by the Budapest Chabad. After violent attacks on Jews in German streets, the leaders of Germany’s Jewish community warned Jews last month not to wear a kippah or any other visible sign of Jewish identification in public. The French community issued such warnings years ago. Belgian TV could not find a single Jew in Brussels willing to wear a kippah in public.

    I walked across Budapest four times (for Friday evening and Saturday daytime services), and no-one looked at my kippah twice. At services I met Hasidim who had walked to synagogue with kaftan and shtreimel, the traditional round fur hat. Whatever residual anti-Semitism remains among Hungarians, it doesn’t interfere with the open embrace of Jewish life. There are no risks to Jews because there are very few Muslim migrants.

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  25. Because the only real anti-semites are strongly anti-Zionist Muslims.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  26. “Because the only real anti-semites are strongly anti-Zionist Muslims.”

    What else do you think is missing from Budapest that makes it safer for Jews to walk the streets in religious garb than in German, French and Belgian cities?

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  27. we’re talking waynes world numbers,

    https://twitter.com/dcexaminer/status/1001440795340214272

    narciso (d1f714)

  28. The first story, God bless them! It’s their money, and their time, and their grasp on sanity, and they can waste them any way they want. That’s what makes America exceptional. As someone who has gone to Cubs opening days — in Chicago! in April! — I have no moral authority to criticize them.

    The second story, I would have fired those employees too. They Turned Away Paying Customers! They cost their boss business and goodwill. Good grief! Mr. Trump, tear down that wall! We need the Mexicans!

    nk (dbc370)

  29. you can’t fix eloi employees like that, they run straight for the claxons,

    narciso (d1f714)

  30. The retail establishments I have worked for and dealt with will take their last customer 5 or 10 minutes before the top of the hour just to avoid this problem.

    Batman111 (43ed71)

  31. social media’s an oppressive tool what’s now wholly in the service of the most pernicious and small-minded kind of fascism ever seen

    this new american fascism is particularly repulsive cause of it belies all the for reals progress America has made!

    zuckertwat and douchebag jack dorsey are satanic and vile individuals that’s for sure

    it’s not a good situation

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  32. espn han solo roseanne

    oh my goodness the disneysluts are getting eaten alive by the social justice twitter-trash of america

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  33. espn is the figment of someones deranged imagination,

    narciso (d1f714)

  34. Racism is prime-time, or at lest was. Roseanne gets shown the door because she’s outed herself as a racist / pushed the bigot envelope a little too far.

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/29/media/roseanne-twitter-chelsea-clinton/index.html

    Tillman (a95660)

  35. *least was

    Tillman (a95660)

  36. Roseanne didn’t say anything racist at all Mr. Tillman

    what? are malignant anti-semitic gelflings a race all of a sudden?

    i don’t think so

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  37. That’s the sea Roseanne chose to swim in. Maybe she should have signed a contract with Russia Today instead of ABC?

    And if you were to ask me who looks more like a shaved gorilla — a fat, shaved gorilla — Roseanne or Valerie Jarrett, the answer would be Roseanne. But projection is a primary Trumpkin trait.

    nk (dbc370)

  38. Over 4,000 people are dead, at least in part, since they are guilty of not being white.

    CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO — At least 4,645 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria and its devastation across Puerto Rico last year, according to a new Harvard study released Tuesday, an estimate that far exceeds the official government death toll, which stands at 64.

    The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that health-care disruption for the elderly and the loss of basic utility services for the chronically ill had significant impacts across the U.S. territory, which was thrown into chaos after the September hurricane wiped out the electrical grid and had widespread impacts on infrastructure. Some communities were entirely cut off for weeks amid road closures and communications failures.

    https://tinyurl.com/y9ysv93z

    You’d think that someone could at least have the decency to count their deaths correctly.

    Tillman (a95660)

  39. I don’t think rt does comedy, not intentionally anyways,

    narciso (d1f714)

  40. if the dumb-ass puerto ricans weren’t ready for a hurricane that’s kinda on them

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  41. You did good with Roseanne, Mr. Tillman. Don’t ruin it, Trumplishly, with the #FakeNews about Puerto Rico.

    nk (dbc370)

  42. it’s Jefferson parish, dialed to eleventy, sending back the contractor who had made the most progress as unhelpful,

    narciso (d1f714)

  43. Well at least we know what Tillman’s shtick is, he’s a race baiter. Typical of the leftist troll, version 1.0.

    NJRob (b00189)

  44. There’s been a definite attempt to redefine racism away from (roughly) “treating similarly-situatd people differently because of their race” to the noxious “racism is discrimination plus power” and now, “racism is not giving all minorities special favours that white people may or may not get.”

    Absent some evidence that Lillian would have been served if white, I fail to see why this is an issue of discrimination. They called the end of the serving line before they had any idea if the next person to walk through the door was black, white, transgender, or a
    particularly talented Labrador with $5 tied to its collar.

    bridget (784de3)

  45. 44. And NJRob turns a blind eye to racists reptiles.

    Tillman (a95660)

  46. At first I thought the white people would stay and have drinks too. No way! Of course paying for everybody’s drinks and getting yelled at all night would be pretty bad too.

    Patricia (3363ec)

  47. creepy lizard queen, that moved into Obama’s kalorama pad, nothing strange there, but it doesn’t have the cleverness of michelle brooks,

    narciso (d1f714)

  48. True story: I found myself in Mississippi a few years ago, unfortunately, and heard this law enforcement officer talking. He started complaining about a black man possibly dancing with a white girl and implied that he would be dealt with – leaving me, and others there, the impression that he would be killed if he danced with a white girl.

    Don’t get me wrong, there are some fantastic people in MS – very kind people. But the blatant bigotry all-too-often found there is too much for me to take.

    Tillman (a95660)

  49. i looked at the cocktail menu there and they have two with Cardamaro so that would be fun to try but guess what

    guess what

    the Cardamaro ones are $11 a pop :(

    that’s just messed up!

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  50. oh. here is link if you wanna look

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  51. Valerie Jarrett is Chicago aristocracy. And a beautiful lady. Both beautiful and a lady.

    Roseanne Barr is showbusiness trash. And a shaved gorilla. A fat, ugly, shaved gorilla. Roseanne Barr is a fat, ugly, showbusiness trash, shaved gorilla.

    nk (dbc370)

  52. Valerie Jarrett’s the one what came up with all those fun patient-dumping schemes

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  53. Thats creepy and dangerous in itself for an ex-president to live in DC. What happens if a one-termer decides to buy in-town, thats like 24/7 coup potential.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  54. …with that much less backup from the usual suspects due to religious forebears, as Barrister Schlossberg might have found out several days ago.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  55. Credit Roseanne being able to generate sympathy for the horrible V Jarrett.

    All it takes is one disgusting tweet which the msm will blame more on Trump I’d guess than the Tweeter herself.

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  56. And what is Roseanne’s justification for existing? In case there’s a shortage of female gorillas at the Los Angeles zoo?

    nk (dbc370)

  57. “….implied that he would be dealt with – leaving me, and others there, the impression that he would be killed if he danced with a white girl.”

    So how many black folk did he end up killing?

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  58. “And what is Roseanne’s justification for existing? In case there’s a shortage of female gorillas at the Los Angeles zoo?”

    Now hold on right there, you can’t apply the gorilla tag just because the person seems to have no more sense than…..what…..really?

    Disregard, no problem. She’s the right color. Apply animal snack accordingly.

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  59. yes, you give them all fentanyl, after all they are bitter clinger, right, you think the loosening of opoids was incidental, here’s a bridge i’d like to sell you,

    narciso (d1f714)

  60. so this was a decidedly stupid thing to say, but no one really knows about her red diaper pedigree, or her support for the brotherhood, so where does one begin,

    narciso (d1f714)

  61. Narciso, the former poster whose handle made me think of the Better Business Bureau would have shot back at your #60 – “are you just mad that you guys didnt control that flow / had it going through Miami like the good ol’ days”.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  62. She could be legit crazy or impaired by tumors up there, perhaps McCain was by the late 1990s/early 2000s.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  63. harkin, I don’t know, I don’t live anywhere near MS anymore. But he probably didn’t kill anybody. Anyway, just saying anything like that is more than enough. MS should probably have Pepe the Frog on their state flag.

    Tillman (a95660)

  64. “Roseanne Barr is showbusiness trash. And a shaved gorilla. A fat, ugly, shaved gorilla. Roseanne Barr is a fat, ugly, showbusiness trash, shaved gorilla.”

    nk (dbc370) — 5/29/2018 @ 11:40 am

    You owe shaved gorillas an apology.

    Colonel Haiku (e208fd)

  65. she was always one stack of pancakes short, better to be a classical scholar like alec Baldwin,

    narciso (d1f714)

  66. @35. Racism is prime-time, or at le[a]st was. Roseanne gets shown the door because she’s outed herself as a racist / pushed the bigot envelope a little too far.

    There’s always a gig available to sing the National Anthem at baseball games.

    “Aw, Jeez…” – Archie Bunker [Carroll O’Connor] ‘All In The Family’ CBS, 1971-1979

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  67. really takes doing
    to gin up sympathy for
    Jarrett teh Ferret

    Colonel Haiku (e208fd)

  68. Moderately severe rollback on automobile exception to the 4th Amendment warrant requirement today from SCOTUS.

    Now will need a warrant to search a vehicle parked on the property or curtilage of a home.

    Scalia lives. He was the proponent of the actual words of the 4th Amendment, pointing out that it covered places where there was “no expectation of privacy”, such as a driveway. Alito’s attempt here to gnaw away at curtilage shows that he and Scalia saw things quite differently.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  69. More clearly: the Court has accepted Scalia’s views on the 4th Amendment as covering the home and its environs whether or not there is a physical privacy barrier.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  70. I would need to know more about the case, how did they come upon his car,

    narciso (d1f714)

  71. I always though Scalia was a candidate for Strange New Respect. And I think ValJar’s Vernon Jarrett – a black partisan during the Harold Washington era in Chicago – would probably be an Uncle Ruckus in these times.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  72. …father in law Vernon Jarrett…

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  73. or motorcycle as they case may be,

    narciso (d1f714)

  74. very funny, purdue pharmaceuticals, had the patent, (btw who had been counsel to purdue before he became atty general?) but one need an effective delivery method

    narciso (d1f714)

  75. Nk

    That you can even jokingly praise a woman that supports islamic supremacy and enabled hundreds of millions of our dollars to go to islamic terrorism is wrong.

    NJRob (3d5c48)

  76. Let me guess… white owners and staff?
    Mexican citizens in the kitchen working for $12 an hour

    Steveg (0e0c78)

  77. 64.harkin, I don’t know, I don’t live anywhere near MS anymore. But he probably didn’t kill anybody. Anyway, just saying anything like that is more than enough. MS should probably have Pepe the Frog on their state flag.

    So one cop saying something racist but not acting on it should change the state flag, got it.

    Go to Evergreen State (a college where cops refuse to protect white people) and tell me which flag they should fly.

    harkin (9803a7)

  78. harkin, yep, that is one example. But I used to live in MS (back in the 90’s). They’re racist. Get this: I learned not to say “Hi” walking past black people in MS because it literally scared them. (I’m a white guy.) That circumstance was horrendous.

    Tillman (a95660)

  79. Maybe it was just you Tillman.

    NJRob (3d5c48)

  80. NRJb, heh, I was insecure enough to suspect that. So I watched other white people walk past black people, and they never said anything to each other. But, if both sets of people were white, they would often say “Hi” walking past each other.

    Tillman (a95660)

  81. i got a soft spot for Vicksburg

    magical part of the country god’s own heaven

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  82. Or you could just move to NYC where you pass hundreds of people who love quickly and ignore each other.

    Plenty of racists of all types too. But almost all are self-oroclaimed leftists.

    NJRob (3d5c48)

  83. I’ve worked on numerous projects in the American South for the past 30 years and never once did I get a bad reaction by saying “hi” (nor the much scarier “howdy”, my usual greeting) to a black person.

    Best guess is there’s something frightening about you other than race.

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  84. @14, et seq. Here is the link to SCOTUS blog on the decision

    http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/05/opinion-analysis-justices-decline-to-extend-fourth-amendments-automobile-exception/

    Actually the decision seems rather rational. But I wonder who might have thought it a good idea to take a case regarding a motorcycle speeding case this far.

    Gramps (85597f)

  85. Old joke from when Arabs were all rich, Russians were all communist and New Yorkers were all, well, New Yorkers:

    An Arab, a Russian and a New Yorker are walking near the United Nations. A man walks up and says:

    “Excuse me, I’m taking a survey. What are your thoughts on the recent meat shortage?”

    The Arab says: “Excuse me, what is this ‘shortage’ you refer to?”

    The Russian says: “Excuse me, what is this ‘meat’ you refer to?”

    The New Yorker says: “What is this ‘excuse me’ you refer to?”

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  86. “Or you could just move to NYC where you pass hundreds of people who love quickly and ignore each other.”

    Sounds like a fast-paced city, or is that a premature conclusion?

    Colonel Haiku (e208fd)

  87. * Excuse the typos, *WIN* the award.

    Tillman (a95660)

  88. Was Roseanne’s crime attributing half of ValJar’s provenance to the Muslim Brotherhood, or to the Planet of the Apes?

    The former isn’t so far off the mark, ValJar’s record (to the extent it hasn’t been bleach bitted) shows a consistant pro Islamic bias.

    So, the offending part of Roseanne’s tweet must be related to the fanciful SciFi movie about Gorillas and Chimpanzees displacing humans on a devastated future Earth and behaving remarkably like stereotypical white slavemasters as portrayed by contemporary propagandists like John Brown and other mud slinging abolitionist demogauges.

    Consequently, Roseanne’s tweet can be viewed as a misguided, somewhat mean spirited, and clumsy attempt to essentially call out ValJar as a kneejerk Muslim terrorist sympathiser who refused to learn the harsh lessons of the peculiar institution and the long term consequences of trans generational revenge seeking.

    Or, Roseanne’s tweet can be assumed to be simple racist name calling equating blacks with apes which is the unquestioned assumption made by every virtue signaling TV talking head.

    They may be right, or maybe they ought to give Roseanne an opportunity to offer an alternative explanation. It ought to make for a ratings bonanza, and maybe even help calm down racial animosity.

    Roseanne’s shtick has always been making outrageous statements to shock and offend contemporary morals and values, sometimes she’s funny and insightful, too often she’s booring and offensive. (I turn the channel every time I hear her voice or see her face.)

    I’m not defending Roseanne or making excuses for presumably racist comments. I’m defending everyone’s right to offend the holier than thou PC Gestapo wothout life altering consequences. After all, Americans have a Constitutionally protected right to speak freely, do we not?

    Granted, our history of segerated racial groups with differing laws and customs is abhorrent in today’s multiracial America, and calls for greater sensivity to hurtful epithets not only makes for more civil social relations, it demonstrates goodwill and acknowledges the everyday equality all Americans deserve.

    So, let’s not rush to turn our collective backs and condemn Roseanne to being shunned or cast out till she’s had a chance to explain herself.

    Even KKK Democrat Robert Bird was given TV opportunities to explain his questionable characterization of White Nig*ers.

    ropelight (d88a72)

  89. @90. So, let’s not rush to turn our collective backs and condemn Roseanne to being shunned or cast out till she’s had a chance to explain herself.

    Translation: Try ham on Jewish rye; it’s all a matter of taste:

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

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  90. everyone loves Roseanne and everybody hates Valerie Jarrett

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  91. Braking- Missouri Governor Eric Breitens (R) resigns.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  92. now he can tie women up and tickle them all day long and take pictures and stuff

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  93. @94. ‘Caddy-sacked,’ eh, Mr. Feet.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  94. Re: Roseanne. The problem is you have the “death penalty” for everything. This can’t be good.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  95. “Impact outweighs intent.” What happened to judge not?

    This is a direct corollary to my all time favorite utterance by whacko leftists: “It’s the seriousness of the charge that matters most.”

    Bull Connor is chortling in his grave.

    Ed from SFV (b95465)

  96. What I learned is that “intersectional progressive politics” involves using objectively racist tactics to combat faux racism.

    Paul Montagu (e6130e)

  97. I tried removing the swastika tattoo from my forehead but it just left a white scar that sunburns red. Now I have a red swastika instead.
    Can’t believe how many black women still say hello back.

    Steveg (a9dcab)

  98. So you’re going to complain about “reparations happy hour” while white people, all to often, express that they do not welcome black people by killing them.

    Tillman (a95660) — 5/29/2018 @ 8:30 am

    Nobody is welcome in my house after closing time. Stiffing the waitstaff should be enough reparations for any nation.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  99. They just need a new sign – We Close At 9pm unless you’re black

    This has happened to all of us but the difference is we didn’t go after people’s jobs.

    Hopefully these people will get new jobs in a more liberal environment /sarc.

    harkin (2fa2ca) — 5/29/2018 @ 9:12 am

    Didn’t they used to have big signs that said don’t let your black *** be caught here after dark?

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  100. Tillman’s feelings of inadequacy and guilt are a constant burden to him.

    Colonel Haiku (e208fd)

  101. True story: I found myself in Mississippi a few years ago, unfortunately, and heard this law enforcement officer talking. He started complaining about a black man possibly dancing with a white girl and implied that he would be dealt with – leaving me, and others there, the impression that he would be killed if he danced with a white girl.

    Don’t get me wrong, there are some fantastic people in MS – very kind people. But the blatant bigotry all-too-often found there is too much for me to take.

    Tillman (a95660) — 5/29/2018 @ 11:37 am

    Just think if he would have tried to sell loose cigarettes in NYC!!!

    I got run out of Alma, AR because the white officer thought white me was hanging around the C Store talking too long. White me had a pistol in the center console and IANAL so I hauled *** to OK.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  102. Valerie Jarrett is Chicago aristocracy. And a beautiful lady. Both beautiful and a lady.

    Roseanne Barr is showbusiness trash. And a shaved gorilla. A fat, ugly, shaved gorilla. Roseanne Barr is a fat, ugly, showbusiness trash, shaved gorilla.

    nk (dbc370) — 5/29/2018 @ 11:40 am

    And yet she supports people who cover good looking and ugly women in public. She should have said the Muslim Brotherhood and Sand People.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  103. You owe shaved gorillas an apology.

    Colonel Haiku (e208fd) — 5/29/2018 @ 12:01 pm

    The only signs she knows are the middle finger and the crotch grab.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  104. I tried removing the swastika tattoo from my forehead but it just left a white scar that sunburns red. Now I have a red swastika instead.
    Can’t believe how many black women still say hello back.

    Steveg (a9dcab) — 5/29/2018 @ 3:18 pm

    When I was young and had long hair I went to a Halloween party as Charles Manson. I wore a jean jacket and drew a swastika on my forehead with pencil. I do feel some sympathy for those fake hate crime perpetrators. It’s harder than it looks.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  105. I’ve worked on numerous projects in the American South for the past 30 years and never once did I get a bad reaction by saying “hi” (nor the much scarier “howdy”, my usual greeting) to a black person.

    Best guess is there’s something frightening about you other than race.

    harkin (2fa2ca) — 5/29/2018 @ 1:39 pm

    You didn’t get a “not yet” or “damn right”?

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  106. @106.You’re like rubber, she’s like glue, eh, PP.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  107. Valerie Jarrett is Chicago aristocracy. And a beautiful lady. Both beautiful and a lady.

    No defense of Barr here, she’s always been uncouth. But the result of this is an overreaction and I certainly don’t remember much outrage back when Bush was called a chimp, Hitler, etc. and I don’t remember much offense taken that resulted from all the abuse hurled at the current president. They’re adults, they can take it.

    Now removing the show from the airwaves is not nearly enough, and making all copies disappear won’t be either. Let the burning of any show memorabilia, lunchboxes, clothing begin.

    Colonel Haiku (e208fd)

  108. Well remember what happened to the dukes of hazard.

    narciso (d1f714)

  109. Yes, and SNL… all the crap they put out about Trump, his family, Huckabee-Sanders, Ben Carson… where’s the outrage?

    But don’t say anything about the female Rasputin of the 0bama Crime Family.

    Colonel Haiku (e208fd)

  110. I bet granny Clampett secretly wanted a black woman to jed’s laundry and her remains should be exhumed and her bones spread amongst the hyenas. All of her descendants should be stripped of any property and wealth and be forced to live on a $2000 a month stipend.
    Same goes for anyone who ever watched the show

    Steveg (0e0c78)

  111. Col haiku

    Apparently Wanda Sykes made it happen, they forget she’s the one who advocated that Rush Limbaugh die, GWb die, his wife die.

    This maybe the end of Disney backlash from advertisers and customers.

    Conservatives go to Disneyland, conservatives have money, progressives not so much

    F disney

    EPWJ (0d53bb)

  112. Looks like the networks will have to kick any plans for an Amos ‘n’ Andy reboot to-da-back-a-da-shelf.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  113. And where does Valerie Jarrett get off associating Barr’s comments with Trump? Barr’s an avowed leftwinger.
    Oh that’s right… she’s just following the instructions of that other Chicago d-bagger, Rahm “teh ballerina” Emmanuel.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  114. Disneyland sucks, EPWJ. Everything about Disney sucks these days.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  115. @115. Wallow in Walt; watch ‘Song Of The South.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  116. That Portland bakery just created at least 2 Trump voters. At the rate they’re going, I’ll bet they create quite a few more.

    The Ghost of George Parr (7d046d)

  117. Pat-
    Hope you can opine on Onica Valle Cole for judge when you do your ballot recommendations. Seems like a real piece of work.
    http://www.metnews.com/articles/2018/judielec052418.htm

    tz (affd39)

  118. Too much fuss over a shaved gorilla kicked out of the carnival sideshow for throwing poop. (With apologies to shaved gorillas.) But then it’s not uncommon for fuss to be made over second-rate entertainment industry trash. To misquote DCSCA, Americans care more for their TV shows than they care about their unborn babies.

    nk (dbc370)

  119. @122. Forget it, nk. It’s Tin$eltown.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  120. They were filling the show with writers from transparent, (with creepy Jeffrey tambor) the middle and family guy, (like brundlefly it begged to be put out of its misery)

    narciso (d1f714)

  121. I just wanted to personally thank Mr President Donald J Trump for coming to town this evening and saving me, thus far, from getting pulled over for having another gd headlight go out.

    This is the single most selfless and charitable act a president has bestowed directly upon me since GHW Bush got me and my then wife into The Grand Canyon for free. He passed out and could have died that day.

    I guess vying for number three would be the two hundred buck Treasury check his son sent me. It should have come in a birthday card, amirite guys?

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  122. If you want to spite Wanda Sykes go eat at the “Y” tonight guys.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  123. @106.You’re like rubber, she’s like glue, eh, PP.

    DCSCA (797bc0) — 5/29/2018 @ 5:06 pm

    She’s playing hard to get

    I’m playing hard to get away from

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  124. They would never fire her, no matter how many shows she heigled:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sykes-limbaugh-jokes-spark-anger/

    narciso (d1f714)

  125. 119, that’s not the Song of the South I think of, but note that this dates back to when white southerners could be politically bi-curious.

    urbanleftbehind (32a4bf)

  126. 111. Shorter Drunku: “Racial slurs are AOK by me.”

    Tillman (a95660)

  127. Tillman the Censor: “The suppression of objectionable speech overrides First Amendment protections.”

    ropelight (0078db)


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