Wednesday, July 22, 2020

B At Last, B At Last...

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George Floyd did not die in vain. Oh sure, in the wake of his death there have been hundreds of businesses burned to the ground, dozens of monuments defaced, tens of millions of dollars in property damage, multiple murders, a skyrocketing increase in crime, and greater racial animosity dividing the nation than we've seen in half a century.

But it's all been worth it, because the Associated Press has announced that they have changed their internal style guide and will now always capitalize the word "Black" when used in the context of race and culture. The AP did not comment on whether capitalization will apply when "black" is used in the context of historic plagues.

Interestingly, the AP has also announced that they won't be doing the same for the word "white," because "white people suck." Okay, that's not how they said it, but the inference is clear enough. In the words of the New York Times, "white doesn't represent a shared culture and history in the way Black does."

Which is undeniably true unless you count picky little things like the Magna Carta, the Renaissance, and the founding of Western Civilization.  Although, based solely on having a shared culture and history, it will probably still be okay to capitalize "White Trash."


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In what's being touted as an historic event, the Man Who Lives in Biden's Basement addressed a group of 3,000 people during a Muslim American Advocacy event to solicit their votes in November.

Biden spoke passionately about Islamaphobia, the need for a Palestinian state ("Maybe Idaho"), and the enormous contributions of Muslims in fighting the coronavirus pandemic - presumably by ordering their women to keep their faces covered for another thousand years.

Perhaps thinking fondly of the black children who so loved to stroke his leg hairs, Biden said: "I wish, I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith. What people don't realize is...we all come from the same root here." He then started chuckling, wiggling his eyebrows, and repeating "come from the same root" Beavis & Butthead-style until his chair was kicked from offscreen.

While Biden didn't make many actual policy statements, nor prove he was wearing pants, he was very clear about one thing: "If I have the honor of being president, I will end the Muslim ban on Day One. Day One."

We assume that, in Joe's mind, he means that Muslims will finally be able to use the same Ban (or any deodorant of their choice) that other Americans use.


Mike aka Proof said...

"I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith,"
...said the man pandering to an Islamic audience.

Pandering 101.

Jefoooooo said...

Did you know that Discover card will not pay my monthly donation to ACT for America because the Southern Poverty Law Center has declared them a terrorist organization? ACT for America has been alerting any one who wants to listen about Extreme Islamist movements in the USA for at least 15 years. They are currently sponsoring Blue Lives Matter gatherings all over the US this month to help counteract the defund the police movement. They are the opposite of a terrorist movement. Discover stopped paying my donation without any notification back in March and when I found out about it I talked online with Discover reps who said they would never do that. Turns out the reps were too low on the totem pole to be alerted that the CEOs in Delaware had made that decision with out notifying any one and ACT lost a lot of donations because of it. Needless to say, I no longer do business with Discover card. I had all my bills online and had to change them to Visa. Pain in the A**, to say the least. Everyone here should go to the ACT website and check it out. It's nothing but patriotic... and fair. And my grandkids are all homeschooled so they don't have to listen to lectures on "the Islamic faith" but they are not allowed to bring their Bible.

Fritzchen said...

Let's have LSMFT cross dressers teach about the Moslem faith. That way one jehad can cover many insults to the profit.

M. Mitchell Marmel said...

"Associated Press: We put the Ass into journalism."

Pandering: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest Biden's jockstrap.

Oh, wait, he'd probably like that.

Rod said...

That's mighty White of ap. For both time savings & intellectual protection, the first thing to read on a news item is not the headline, it's the by-line; then proceed at your own risk. AP is on the alert list. It will be interesting to see how they write up Biden's Black-outs.
Check the guide, ap reporters; don't over-do this.

Fish Out of Water said...

More head-skaking inanity.

Seems the party leading the pitchfork and torch mob is serious about voting by mail. My Nomorobo stopped a call from somewhere in Massachusetts, urging me to vote (early and often?), by mail.

Jess said...

Joe Biden doesn't exist any longer. His computer generated likeness will appear until election day. After that, if the unthinkable happens, he'll be "kidnapped" by aliens, and the vice president will have their strings pulled.

rickn8or said...

"...white doesn't represent a shared culture and history in the way Black does."

That's pretty racist of you, AP.

And I learned everything I needed to know about islam on 9/11.

TrickyRicky said...

You know, I used to feel kind of sorry for Biden. The way the commiecrat party and his own family are abusing him, allowing him to embarrass himself in public during this asinine run for the presidency. Not any more. Now I simply hate the pathetic 4-plus decade swamp feeding rat. May the poop of a thousand camels form his crypt.

Alej said...

As a good citizen, the least I can do is capitalize the "N" .

John the Econ said...

AP Stylebook: How dated! I thought "African American" had replaced "black" decades ago.

Speaking of that awful "white culture": Did you know that Blacks reject being individuals and self-reliant and have little interest in being on control of their environment?

Or that being on time is a virtue.

Or that the nuclear family should consist of two parents raising their own children?

Or that the scientific method, objective, rational linear thinking is exclusively the product of white culture?

Or that they reject the notion that hard work is the key to success, believe in delayed gratification or that if you bother to have goals but don't meet them that it might because you didn't try heard enough?

And of course "being polite" is "being white".

Does the above sound like offensive racist ideas that the real Hitler or David Duke would promote?

It does to me. Except they didn't come from any of today's white supremacist strawmen that the left is at war with. They came from the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture under the title of "Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness & White Culture in the United States"!

Of course, when I look at that list I see most of the elements that have made western civilization the most successful and affluent in the history of mankind. (And do note that people tend to want to flee from countries where these traits are suppressed or condemned and come to countries where these are the dominant characteristics) But the success of those traits are hardly limited to white people. Pretty much all of the successful non-white people I know also possess and live these traits. On the contrary, most of the terminally poor people I've encountered reject most of not all of them.

Is the National Museum of African-American History and Culture actually arguing that the destruction of the nuclear family in the African-American community has been a viable alternative, much less any raging success?

Quite frankly, this poster should serve as an embarrassing example of who the real racists in America really are.

Joe's shared values: Joe also commented "I wish we taught more in our schools about the Islamic faith."

I'm assuming that would include Islam's views on women, homosexuality, and Jews.

(Well, academia already is pretty sympatico on how they feel about Jews)

KanB said...

For anyone who's been paying attention since 911 we've already learned plenty about the "Peaceful Religion" of the Muslimists. I've accidentally learned the origin of their leader and his religion, their goal of dominating the entire world, their tactics, and their hatred for all "non-believers".

Pat Cummings said...

@Fritzchen: Gag... that's a good triple!

@Alej: Nincompoop? Nasty? Newspaper? No, don't tell me, I got it...

@John the Econ: But that's the difference between "black" and "Black," right?

Colby Muenster said...

The super tolerant, anti-racist, woke people and organizations continue to prove how intolerant and racist they really are. When I was a kid, you'd point your finger accusingly at someone, and they'd say, "you have three fingers pointing back at yourself!"

To be brutally honest, I'm really f**king weary of being labelled a racist by people who don't know me from Adam, based solely on my skin color. Isn't that the very definition of racist? Mrs. Muenster pointed out the other day how much it chafed her ass to be accused of having white privilege. Her parents were very poor, and she grew up with nearly nothing, sometimes, not even food to eat. They lived on the "south side of the tracks," and bought shoes at the local church thrift store. The other kids at school bullied her, and she sat by herself at lunchtime. Yeah... privilege.

I'm old enough to know what LSMFT stands for! Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Actions really do speak louder than words, don't they? And there are plenty of examples besides the horrific events of 9-11.

Geoff King said...

2020 is the greatest year ever!!!
Oh....wait a minute, think I'm having an Acid flashback to 1974.......Yeah, that's what it was.
2020 is the worst year ever!!!

M. Mitchell Marmel said...


2019: "Man, I sucked."
2020: "Hold my soy latte."
2021: "Amateurs."

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Mike aka Proof- Is Joe unaware that schools shouldn't really be teaching about ANY faith just now? They can't even teach kids to read and write! Let kids learn about faith from their parents and religious institutions.

@Jefoooooo- The Discover card situation sucks, and I'm sure we're going to be seeing more and more of that kind of political interference from "woke" companies. But note how I've cleverly side-stepped that problem by not charging diddly-squat to access this site. How's THAT for outsmarting the bastards?!

@Fritzchen- Suddenly, I want to see drag queens reading the Koran to kids. That should go over well...

@M. Mitchell Marmel- It would be nice for him to have pets that he could actually take care of.

@Rod- I'm confused, should Biden's "B"lack-outs be capitalized? Where's that damn style guide?!

@Fish Out of Water- The party that DOESN'T want voter ID is the party that DOES want unverified voting by mail. Suspicious much?

@Jess- I agree that there's no real Joe Biden anymore. He's a somewhat amiable but confused old man who is just being used - rather cruelly - as a team mascot for a really, really horrible team.

@Snark- You raise any number of legitimate debating points. In fairness, though, I'll point out that the anti-white coalition can still use George Washington Carver's original peanut butter.

@rickn8or- Right on both counts.

@TrickyRicky- I can't bring myself to hate Biden because I think he's mostly a confused idiot, sort of like Juan Williams on Fox News. It would probably be great fun to share beers with those guys - I just don't want them running the government or a news bureau.

@Alej- In, "N"eighbor, right?

@John the Econ- Great points about the overt racism in the museum's depiction of Black minds. And let's not forget that the jumbled word salad called "ebonics" was once touted as a legitimate language because, in the words of BLACK experts, the Black mind simply wasn't wired to handle traditional grammar. Yet somehow, it's those of us who still believe in MLK Jr's dream that are the racists now.

@KanB- Yes, I already know more about Islam than I want to. As John the Econ said above, if Biden wants it taught in schools, the curriculum should definitely include the faith's de-personification of women and their propensity for giving gay people flight lessons from the tops of tall buildings.

@Pat Cummings- You're like our "Roberts Rules of Order" guy around here, aren't you? (grin)

@Colby Muenster- Sing it, brother! My wife certainly didn't enjoy any "white privilege" when growing up poor. And I'm not sure what doors were allegedly thrown open because of my whiteness: the jobs I got as a lawn mower, waiter, restaurant cook, or factory worker? Or the businesses I started myself, from scratch?

Unquestionably, it's easier to be White than Black in our society...and we're working on that. But it doesn't mean that every White person has or had it easy, nor that they're enjoying unearned benefits from their skin color.

@Geoff King- 2020 is definitely a stinking, steaming pile of crap. And God help us, it's not even over yet.

@M. Mitchell Marmel - 2022: "No talking in line, Earthlings!"

Pat Cummings said...

@Stilton: No, but I'd cop to "Pat's Principles of Protocol"

Rod said...

IF anything at all (even just a little bit) of Islam is to be "taught" in our schools (Biden really is for out of bounds now; the man needs help)... that lesson should be that Islam in worst current form is more of a cruel, unjust, violent & forceful form of GOVERNMENT which has been at war since the founding. It's a government & outdated system of laws much more than a religion. And that government does not fit with ours. Leadership in this nation also needs refresher on that. Loving, peaceful Muslims who want to share in this world need to make a sincere change. The old form does not deserve protection here.

John the Econ said...

Ebonics: Also recall that the poor English of Ebonics never came from Africa, but was actually a dialect of the British underclass in certain port towns of the pre-abolitionist age.

So just like with the Smithsonian poster, Ebonics had the advocates of African-Americans promoting traits of the permanent underclass.

There's nothing David Duke, the KKK, or any other supposed white supremacists could do to suppress the success of African-Americans that could compare to the damage being promulgated by the left.

REM1875 said...

"Pat's Principles of Protocol"

Principles of Protocol -
Principle - "a moral rule or belief that helps you know what is right and wrong and that influences your actions."
Protocol - "a system of rules that explain the correct conduct and procedures to be followed in formal situations."-Merriam-Webster Dictionary Protocol, or etiquette, is not simply about how to hold a fork!

Still not to sure about the PAT - Port Address Translation - part or what it has to do with this ......

Pat Cummings said...

@REM1875: Hey, you gunnin' for my job?

Fish Out of Water said...

Another prog call blocked by Nomorobo

"Hello this is Stephanie and the reason for the call is if you want to stop Trump from tearing the country apart we're kicking off our campaign for blueprint for progress Pac and our mission is to support candidates where we lost the election and with the help of progressive supporters like you we can win the presidency this November so the country can go in a new direction and come together again Trump supporters fanatically donate for his campaign and with the election around the corner the time is now to make a change so could we count on you with a one time donation for the Dr just this one time are you there Ok goodbye."

A thought.

Had the vile most unfit, etc, POTUS candidate since Henry Wallace has been elected President, that this country would not be 'torn apart' And if there was ever proof needed "the Swamp" is running scared....

All this because 'she' was not elected President

tfhr said...

Does this mean that we should use the lower case "a" for african-American?

Does this cause a conflict for the LGBTQLMNOP crowd if bLACK gets exclusive rights to capitalization?

I have to believe a lot of actual black people will feel like the Associated Press and those that will follow AP's Style Guide on this new "rule" are mocking them, but it's the patronizing and underlying condescension that should be most insulting of all.