Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Gabby wears pink and some folks are seeing red, and Mitt's "loving it".

You know that we have really come to a bad place in this country when commentators on a certain cable news network are making an issue of the outfit that one of our stars from the Olympic games, Gabby Douglas, wore during her routine. They basically said that she isn't "patriotic enough" because she chose to wear pink.

"Gabby Douglas was the topic du jour for Olympic commentators throughout last week, but over the weekend, she became a centerpiece in another manufactured controversy at Fox News, America’s top outlet for manufactured controversies. Douglas’ pink leotard, Fox host Alisyn Camerota lamented, was emblematic of an Olympic “trend” (one that, Fox wants you to believe, is part of a liberal-left conspiracy to rid the world of red, white, and blue) of athletes wearing colors that don’t appear on the American flag..

“Some folks have noticed that the American athletes’ uniforms don’t carry the stars and stripes look as much as they have in past years,” Camerota complained, without any evidence of who “some folks” might be. “The famous flag-styled outfits worn in year’s past replaced with yellow shirts, gray track suits, pink leotards.” Radio host/Tea Partier David Webb later chimed in with a sad tome about how America has “lost over time that jingoistic feeling” because “a soft anti-American feeling that Americans can’t show their exceptionalism..” [More] 

Maybe the folks at FOX NEWS can start training their own athletes for 2016. But a word of caution; if they turn out to be as bad as their on air talent, I am quite sure that America would be shut out of the medal count.    

In other Olympic news, some dude competing in the Judo competition has been banned from the games for testing positive for a banned substance. His explanation for testing positive for the substance is a bit odd.

"Delpopolo, 23, of Westfield, N.J., said he inadvertently ate baked goods that contained marijuana before he departed for the Olympics last month. U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky said the athlete was sent back to the USA on Monday shortly after being notified of the test result.

His disqualification marks the first in-games doping violation announced by the IOC. Four previous offenses involving Olympic athletes resulted from tests conducted prior to the start of Olympic competition.

"I apologize to the U.S. Olympic Committee, to my teammates and to my fans, and I am embarrassed by this mistake," Delpopolo said in a written statement. "I look forward to representing my country in the future, and will rededicate myself to being the best judo athlete that I can be."

Sandusky said the U.S. committee "absolutely" supports the disqualification."[Source]

Not buying it. They are not checking for the good collie weed. If that was the case why didn't any of the Jamaican athletes test positive? I kid, I kid. (Save your e-mails, I am Jamaican, I can joke about this stuff.) 

Anywhoo, good luck with all your future pursuits Mr. Delpopolo, just stay away from the brownies next time.

Finally, I love how wealthy folks throw around their sense of entitlement while showing disdain for poor people.

Mitt Romney is trying his best to activate a very dormant and skeptical base, and his latest nod to them is a trashing of those lazy welfare recipients who depend on the government for handouts. He is trying so hard to blow this dog whistle that he is actually being disingenuous while doing it.

  "Mitt Romney sought to inject the issue of welfare into the presidential campaign here Tuesday, accusing President Obama of dismantling federal welfare reform and creating a “culture of dependency.”

The presumptive Republican nominee charged that the Obama administration has reversed the popular bipartisan welfare reform that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1996 by allowing waivers for states for welfare work requirements.

“That is wrong. If I’m president, I’ll put work back in welfare,” [Source] 

Yes Mitt, because poor people don't deserve anything unless they work for it.   Bu then there is the story you told us about your daddy:

"Mitt Romney has made no secret of his love for fast food—and it appears he inherited that taste from his dad.

Speaking to supporters at a Chicago fundraiser Tuesday, Romney recognized a member of the audience who had worked at McDonald's, based in nearby Des Plaines, for 27 years—including with the chain's founder, Ray Kroc.

That prompted Romney to tell a story about his father, former Michigan Gov. George Romney, and what he'd found peeking through his father's "top drawer" as a teenager when he was rooting around for spare change.

"I found a little paper card, a little pink card, and it said this entitles George W. Romney to a lifetime of a hamburger, a shake and french fries at McDonald's

"It was signed by the hand of Ray Kroc. My dad had done a little training lesson or whatever for McDonald's when there was just a handful of restaurants, and I saw this thing and was like, 'This is a gold mine, dad! What are you doing?'"
Once he got over the shock, Romney said he had the card laminated for his father.

"My dad, as you know, would go almost every day to a McDonald's restaurant and get either a hamburger or a fish filet sandwich," Romney said. "And he would present this little card and of course the person behind the counter would look and say, 'Well, what is that?' They'd never seen something like that, but he said it was never turned down. They always honored it." [Source]

Free Micky D's for life?! Isn't being rich wonderful? I bet Mitt still has that damn card.















  

28 comments:

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PilotX said...

Speaking of dog whistles, Rick Santorum has a speaking gig at the GOP convention. Maybe he can tell us that Rawmoney's job isn't to make blah peoples' lives easier. Or he will just rail against contraception, ya never know.

Anonymous said...

PilotX said...
Speaking of dog whistles, Rick Santorum has a speaking gig at the GOP convention. Maybe he can tell us that Rawmoney's job isn't to make blah peoples' lives easier. Or he will just rail against contraception, ya never know.

Effective immediately blacks must pay for all black people on welfare and whites must do the same, there can be no co-dependancy. How you like me now!!!

Anonymous said...

Left Wing Democrats at it again, killing and shooting people everywhere they roam.

Or should we say Normal Negro Democratic Culture (NNDC)

7 peoples shot-ed after cousins had fights on da watuh kraft
You cans take da melon out of the water but ya can't take a negro anywheres

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/08/06/7-people-shot-following-detroit-princess-cruise/

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

No way, not a wall-street tycoon "being disingenuous while" "showing disdain for poor people." What's the country coming to when an obscenely privileged gazillionaire lies while acting like an entitled prick. Why I never!

PilotX said...

You don't stay rich paying for hamburgers.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.

Anonymous said...

FN, "Maybe the folks at FOX NEWS can start training their own athletes for 2016. But a word of caution; if they turn out to be as bad as their on air talent, I am quite sure that America would be shut out of the medal count."

Mr. Field, you are being foolish with your FOX NEWS attacks. Get a grip and get a life. Have you looked at their ratings compared to their competition. They destroy them. Not one competitor comes close to them in ratings.

Everyone knows that FOX NEWS isn't as bad as you want to make it to be. In fact, it is well known that FOX NEWS will go down in history as one of the greatest organizations ever.

So please, knock off the Bullshit.

field negro said...

Anon@2:02AM, that is EXACTLY why I attack them, because of their ratings. They are poisoning the American mind and dumbing down the conversation.

WC, may I have your permission to use that saying sometime? I love that!

changecomesslow.com said...

I had to stop at the part that jingoism is good. Really becoming so nationalistic and xenophobic is a good thing. I must have missed when this happened. Furthermore Mitt Romney's boyhood discovery just shows how backwards America is. If you're poor looking for a handout, deserved or otherwise you're too dependent. But if you're rich and get something for free you deserve it because you've earned it. I don't know which classes since of entitlement is worse.

Farley said...

Mitt Romney is the biggest welfare recipient in this country.

Do the Faux "our ratings are high only because we have the entire dumb population in America watching us and there are various other networks for more knowledge seeking people" News anchors wear red, white and blue every freaking day?

Wesley R said...

The flag wavers at Foxnews are so patriotic that they cheered when Chicago didn't get the 2016 summer games.

Rob L said...

It appears Mr. Webb does not understand that "jingoism" is intended as a slur.

agentX said...

On a related Olympic Note, Ms. Shields from Flint Michigan just destroyed a boxer from Kazakhstan in the semifinals. This sista means business Field! She's only 17 but she's possibly the best boxer in the 75kg class in the world. Amazing Field, just amazing!

Mack Lyons said...

Field, why you have to be so hard on Mitt enjoying his free hamburgers? Don't you know he makes up for it by putting millions back into the economy in the form of campaign expenses, outsourcing costs, and spa treatments for his wife's dressage horses?

"Furthermore Mitt Romney's boyhood discovery just shows how backwards America is. If you're poor looking for a handout, deserved or otherwise you're too dependent. But if you're rich and get something for free you deserve it because you've earned it. I don't know which classes since of entitlement is worse."

Haven't you heard? In the U.S., being poor is a literal sin that's almost as worse as being born black. We have to castigate the poor so they can pull themselves up by their bootstraps and work themselves to the bone so they can become rich someday...like, say, Paris Hilton.

The rich deserve everything they get, even when they don't, because they're obviously smarter/better looking/more ambitious/etc., than those dumb poors.

"The flag wavers at Foxnews are so patriotic that they cheered when Chicago didn't get the 2016 summer games."

Chicago isn't in the U.S. According to our fellow God-fearing Americans™, it's a part of the Democratic People's Republic of Socialist Kenyan States (57 black panthers on a red and black flag).

Mack Lyons said...

"Effective immediately blacks must pay for all black people on welfare and whites must do the same, there can be no co-dependancy. How you like me now!!!"

What about those who are biracial/mixed? Do they pay according to how much black/white blood they have in them or is it a "one-drop" thing?

"Or should we say Normal Negro Democratic Culture (NNDC)"

No, it's about as normal as white guys blowing up buildings with explosives-laden trucks, gunning down a theater full or people or shooting up a church or office. Which is to say, it's abnormal.

No, scratch that. It's Normal White Republican Culture (NWRC) :D

PilotX said...

"Of course they are not the same, today you have a number of affirmative action idiots who think we landed on mars in 1969, that if we send more people to the Island of Guam it will tip over, that Sharia law should be passed in the U.S and so much more. These people represent you because YOU are the democratic members who segregate by race and they obviously are voted in ONLY because of their race; they are you."


Of course they are not the same, today you have a number of idiots who believe humans and dinosaurs lived together, that Sharia Law will take over the U.S., that only blah people are on welfare, that creationism should be included in science class and so much more. These people represent you because YOU are the Republican members who segregate by race and they are obviously voted in ONLY because of their race; they are you.

dik-shun-eree said...

pilots on X-tacy copied and burbled:

they are intellectually lazy (i.e., they believe the unscholarly right-wing garbage they are dished up on Fox without taking the time to find out the truth.)"

Here piles ties to make his big point. An attempt to slur the right-wingers for their supposed mental enfeeblement:

Millions of morons can't be wrong.

Arumentum ad populum.


Wouldn't you know it? Old Wrong-Way Piles of Xcrement takes a shot at going Latin -- and he blows it.

ArGumentum ad populum, bonehead.

When you want to pretend you know something, well, don't do what you always seem to do.

PilotX said...

"When you want to pretend you know something, well, don't do what you always seem to do."


dik-shun-eree

It's spelled dictionary everywhere but the trailer park.
No need to thank me.

PilotX said...
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PilotX said...

dictionary /dik-she-ner-e/ [ML dictionarium, fr. LL dictio word]

Spread the knowledge to your fellow hicks.

Anonymous said...

PilotX said...
"When you want to pretend you know something, well, don't do what you always seem to do."


dik-shun-eree

It's spelled dictionary everywhere but the trailer park.
No need to thank me.

dictionary /dik-she-ner-e/ [ML dictionarium, fr. LL dictio word]

Spread the knowledge to your fellow hicks.


You do realize that trailer parks are full of white outcasts who like you who use the urban dictionary. Your slurring stuttering ebonics are a dead giveaway. Those trailer parks are mixed in or next to black neighborhoods, not white. What does that tell you?

Jobu said...

Mr Field,

Re: Fox News' ratings meaning anything -- Jon Stewart was relentlessly interviewing Chris Wallace, I believe, about some typical Fox News abomination. Wallace protested, "But the Fox News Channel is the highest rated cable news station in the country!" Stewart, without missing a beat, deadpanned, "OK, now that we have established that quantity is the same thing as quality ..." Of course, one can see how the Fox Nation would confuse the two. After all, black velvet Elvis paintings far outsell reproductions of Kandinsky, do they not?

field negro said...

"After all, black velvet Elvis paintings far outsell reproductions of Kandinsky, do they not?"

Classic!

Anonymous said...

field negro said...
"After all, black velvet Elvis paintings far outsell reproductions of Kandinsky, do they not?"

Classic!

Are you shittin me? You are really trying to say Whites are dumbasses while Negroes love to view and collect Abstract art from a White Russian Artist? You live in an alternate universe apparantly. When I am in Art galleries I rarely if ever see a Negro and he/she is almost always getting me a drink or offering an Hors d'oeuvres. They do though watch MSNBC they like the affirmative action programs where Obama is king, everything is twisted and nothing is ever the responsibility of someone Black, including their very lives.

Now ask your average black person about little wayne, Snoop doggie lion and they will know who that is. connoisseurs of Abstract art, now that has to take the cake.

100 million people on some form of welfare not including medicare/caid or SS (and we know those granma head of households raisin the babies for the baby mamas love them some SSI child care checks.

Jobu said...

Anon:

Actually, the point was extraordinarily simple; to wit: those who defend Fox News as superior journalism, citing the fact that it is higher rated than other cable news networks, confuse quantity for quality. What phrases gave you trouble? Oh ... I bet you have one of those Elvis paintings! Sorry if I struck a nerve. That's OK, don't get upset. There really is no accounting for taste.

PilotX said...

"100 million people on some form of welfare not including medicare/caid or SS"

my that's alot of white people seeing that there aren't even that many blah people in this country. Must have been a math major (trailer park style).

Mack Lyons said...

"Now ask your average black person about little wayne, Snoop doggie lion and they will know who that is. connoisseurs of Abstract art, now that has to take the cake."

You're better off asking the average suburban white teenager who those people are. After all, young white suburban teens are rap/hip-hop's biggest market. A lot of the watered-down "hoes/clothes/bankrolls" rap was tailored for their consumption.

Funny how people in one of the most socially isolated locales are the biggest fans of music that promotes violence and death. It excites them and unlike the folks on Chicago's South Side or West Philly, they don't have to worry about getting bullets put through their living room windows.

"my that's alot of white people seeing that there aren't even that many blah people in this country. Must have been a math major (trailer park style)."

Next thing you know, he'll double back and say all 12 million or so black people are on some sort of welfare. You know it'll happen :)