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Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Katrina Blows their Cover
There are some in the rightwing community who are using the Katrina disaster for straight-up, just as Gawd meant it to be, racism:
Poorest Hit Hardest By Hurricane Katrina
Disaster Disproportionately Affects Those Who Can Least Afford It
Well yeah Jonah. That's because the majority of folks clinging to rooftops are the ones who didn't have a car or disposable income to get the hell out of town. In other words, the poor, you F****** DIP**** WH***!
But leave it to the old-fashioned Brits at the Corner to give it to us straight:
AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW ORLEANS [Iain Murray] A college contemporary of mine whose home is in New Orleans has a few observations, and in this case the language is, I feel, warranted:
Bracing, to hear the truth so cogently put eh wot? Boy! A splash more bitters in the pink gin, damn your heathen eyes!
Dude, the joke: "World Ends: Women, Minorities Hardest Hit" is on the media, not the downtrodden, and the swimming pool deal has common circulation. During segregation, blacks weren't allowed in white swimming pools and the black pools were so crappy nobody wanted to use them, so Southern blacks aren't much for swimming to this day.Post a Comment
While it's tasteless to make jokes while people are dying (mostly thanks to the Louisiana government's refusal to let the Red Cross and Salvation Army feed them) these aren't really racist shots.