RAVIN’ RUDY

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The former mayor of NYC is either even more unhinged than usual, or he is suffering from the onset of the kind of dementia that makes you unwittingly say incredibly stupid and cruel things.

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I’m thinking it’s the former.

In his latest statements guaranteed to prove what a heartless and soulless guy he is, he not only said that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson “should be commended” for gunning down Michael Brown, but that President Obama was ignoring “enormous amount of crime” committed by black Americans.

“I hate to mention it because of what happened afterwards, but [he should be saying] the kinds of stuff Bill Cosby used to say,” Rudy claimed.

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Um. Rudy….that Bill spent years scolding fellow black Americans for criminal or antisocial behavior while raping and abusing dozens and dozens of women doesn’t exactly make Bill the best kind of person to use as an example.

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Except in Rudyland!

WELCOME TO SELMA

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As President Obama spoke yesterday, there was a heinous reminder of Selma’s past on full display. This “Welcome” billboard deliberately placed at the end of the famous bridge features a Confederate officer, Nathan Bedford Forrest, who just happened to be the founder of the KKK.

“Keep the skeer [scare] on ’em!” shouts Forrest.

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All those white law enforcement officers and soldiers who kept the skeer on the marchers of Selma sure knew how to keep the skeer on–by beating them half to death.

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It is a savage reminder of the pervasiveness of racism in this country. I see no end to it. I actually see it getting worse as the Republicans veer even more sharply to the right. I mean, why champion a man like Nathan, who bought and sold slaves with impunity? 

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I wish I had an answer, but there is none.

 

 

POT. GERALDO. BLACK.

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Geraldo Rivera has a long history of saying incendiary and often-boneheaded remarks with a conservative slant on the news network that forgot the news aka Fox. That’s his prerogative, even though he way crossed the line with his racist comments about hoodies after Trayvon Martin was murdered.

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Or when he justified posting nude selfies. I mean, ewwww.

But Geraldo has just shown that he can dish it but not take it when he, quite rightly, actually, supported President Obama’s stance on immigration—and received a lot of racist hate for it. The kind of hate directed at brown and black people.

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So what did Geraldo do? He whined.

“I’m turning your posts over to Fox News and Facebook authorities because you little pieces of shit hiding in the shadows of your mother’s basement deserve no less,” he Tweeted.

(Um, interjection from the grammar police—mother’s should be mothers’; it’s plural, got it? Thank you.)

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Bring on the kettle!

GLOBAL APOLOGY

Wasilla family values were on full display last week, when the Palin family got involved in a rather large ruckus at a party for snowmobilers. Drinks were drunk. Fists were balled. Punches were thrown. A witness who spoke to the media got fired (how very pro-American-jobs, Sarah, dear!) Sarah even lied about being there even though plenty of witnesses saw here, in the pink shirt below. Naughty, naughty!

Read more about it here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/12/sarah-palin-family-alaska-brawl-reports.

So when Sarah told Sean Hannity, “I owe America a global apology,” I thought she was talking about her trashy family.

Silly me. She was, instead, rapping President Obama’s speech outlining his strategy to deal with ISIS.

“As I watched the speech last night, Sean, the thought going through my mind is, ‘I owe America a global apology,’” she said. “Because John McCain, through all of this, John McCain should be our president.'”

Never mind that “global” means the entire world, and America is but one country in it.

Nuances of language were never Sarah’s strong suit.

I’d say she owes us an intergalactic apology

BOYCOTT THE NEW YORK POST

It’s horrible enough that an American journalist was murdered in cold blood by an Isis fanatic. But for the Post to put an image of him a few minutes before his savage beheading, with a terrorist holding a knife and a hand covering his mouth, is grotesque beyond measure.

Can you imagine how his James Foley’s parents, loved ones, and colleagues feel, having seen that?

It reminds me of the time the Post ran a photo of the mangled little body of Eric Clapton’s son, Conor, who fell out a high-rise window, many stories down to his death. I will never forget the horror of turning the page to see that beautiful little boy lying like that. The paper later apologized but the damage was done. What was seen can’t be unseen.

Even Twitter finally did the right thing and said that they might suspect accounts that shared any of the photos from James’s murder. Why isn’t YouTube doing the same?

I stopped reading the Post years ago, because their hatred of President Obama is obscene and unrelenting. And I’ve been saying for many years that Rupert Murdoch is a monster.

He just proved it all over again.

WAVE GOODBYE, DICK

Forty years ago today, Tricky Dicky left the White House. For good. And not a moment too soon.

His mania for tape-recording practically his every thought has since revealed him to be a morally bankrupt, paranoid, racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic hypocrite.

It was a sad day when he was elected. And a happy day for this country when he was gone from power.

Not that the Impeach Obama nitwits care to remember. It means they have to read. Understand the implications of Watergate.

History, for them is, ya know, just a bit too much work.

STICK IT TO SARAH

Well, that was quick. For the first live “Real America” interview on her eponymous channel–the she set up when her Alaska show was a bomb, and attention is waning elsewhere–Sarah Palin sat down with a coal miner named George Seymour, 58, from Bowling Green, Kentucky. As soon as she asked his opinion of our president, George went bonkers.

“I hate that n*,” said this Real American. “I call him `N* Hitler.’ He wants to stick everyone that don’t agree with him in concentration camps [and] make us wear the mark of the beast. He’s a Muslim, gay-loving n* Hitler and there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t wish he was dead or in jail.”

Did Sarah tell George he was being just a teeny bit offensive? Of course not. She laughed. “Well, George, that’s the kind of honest opinion we’re looking for here on the Sarah Palin Channel. Unedited real talk from a real American like yourself is always welcome here.” 

Got that? Unedited racist, homophobic, offensive, anti-Muslim Real American opinion is always welcome at Sarah’s show.

If this is “Real America,” then I am happy to be called a Fake.