Friday, March 21, 2014

A country full of "tar babies".

"What do I do to make you want me
What have I gotta do to be heard
What do I say when it's all over
Sorry seems to be the hardest word"



Sorry Elton, but sorry isn't such a hard word to say anymore. In fact, it has become quite easy.


The latest member of the I Am Sorry Club is GOP lawmaker (of course),Frank Ruff.


Unfortunately Frank thought that it was cool to drop the "tar baby" reference when talking about the Affordable Care Act.


"State Senator Frank Ruff (R-VA) has apologized for comparing the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion program to a “tar baby” at a breakfast held by the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce this week. In an interview with the Virginia Pilot, which first reported the comments, Ruff said he “meant nothing racial” by what he said.


While Ruff said he understood the term “tar baby” to mean a “sticky situation” and nothing more, it also has a negative racial connotation that derives from the Uncle Remus stories of the late 19th century in which Br’er Rabbit is trapped by a doll made of tar. In 2006, Mitt Romney had to apologize for using the term in reference to the fatal tunnel collapse in Boston.


Ruff told the Pilot he also called Danville’s African-American Mayor Sherman Saunders, who was present when he made the remark, to apologize."


Serious question: Who goes around using the term "tar baby"? And let's forget about the racial implications for a minute. A poster over at Mediaite made a comment that nailed the absurdity of using the term. 


"Matt Stone> BillBuckley •14 hours ago
   
Just yesterday I was at the grocery store and I got suckered in by a coupon that had expired and I was all like 'WELL DON'T I FEEL LIKE A TAR BABY' and me and the cashier just laughed and laughed."

The sooner these good ole boys join the rest of us in the 21st Century, the better off their party will be.  

Speaking of the 21st Century, apparently if you are a white conservative you are very afraid of what the future might bring. You fear that you are losing your country and the power that comes from being the dominant race running it.

You never believed all those banal declarations about equality and freedom. It was just something to keep those minorities in line. Just more platitudes to make you feel better about yourself. You could run things if you are in the majority. But can they?

This racial dilemma for republican conservatives, as observed brilliantly by Francis Wilkinson, is now manifesting itself when it comes to immigration reform.

"This is the immigration vise in which Republicans find themselves. Through the birth of the Tea Party to Obama phones and Obamacare, fear of losing out to the "47 percent" has pervaded and largely defined conservative politics since President Barack Obama's 2008 election. Much of the conservative base views demographic change as zero sum, with whites on the losing end.


Immigration and race are inexorably linked in American political culture and always have been. As John Higham wrote in his history of American nativism, "Strangers in the Land," American white Protestants considered themselves heirs of "the supreme Anglo-Saxon virtue, a gift for political freedom," which included a "unique capacity for self-government." By muddying the racial composition of the nation, immigration not only jeopardizes white privilege, it risks undermining the foundations of freedom itself.


Racial animosity is only one among several threads of opposition to immigration, of course, including economic rationales rooted in concern for the working class. But race has an especially visceral power. The declining white share of the population already has many conservatives rattled. If it declines more rapidly due to mass legalization of undocumented immigrants, many conservatives figure it can only be bad for them and their vision of the good life.
Republicans cannot continue to thrive as a nearly all-white party. Party strategists know they need to pass immigration reform -- with a legalization (though not necessarily citizenship) component -- to eliminate the first of multiple obstacles to winning Hispanic votes. Yet the House has managed to pass only punitive legislation in this Congress, alienating Republicans further from the voters they desperately need to win.


From outside the conservative bubble, the Republicans' Caucasian march into a multiracial century looks like political malpractice -- terminal short-sightedness or possibly the onset of madness. But resistance is deeply rooted in conservatism. It's clear from House Speaker John Boehner's repeated efforts to bring up immigration reform that he desperately wants to clear the party's path to the future. Trouble is, that future is the stuff of conservative nightmares." [Source]


Yes, tar babies everywhere.

  

   






42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Field, one of your cuzz's or nephews shot a poor innocent dominican father of two in Brooklyn recently. Want to address why your "youths" act like violent savages?

Nah..lets keep writing about those evil republicans.

Vinny Del Negro said...

You sure are niggardly with your tolerance for idiom, Field.

This whole thin-skinned attitude about perceived slights is getting old. Blacks are so easy to spook these days. You can't call a spade a spade anymore, and you have to be careful who you ask to go coon hunting with you. I even had to move my monkey in from the porch.

Thank God we're past Peak Negro. This relationship is becoming a real tar baby.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Vinny Del Negro said...
You sure are niggardly with your tolerance for idiom, Field.

This whole thin-skinned attitude about perceived slights is getting old. Blacks are so easy to spook these days. You can't call a spade a spade anymore, and you have to be careful who you ask to go coon hunting with you. I even had to move my monkey in from the porch.

Thank God we're past Peak Negro. This relationship is becoming a real tar baby.

10:32 PM
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This shit has got to stop. these Whites naming themselves 'vinny del negro', then using the word 'spook' and 'niggardly', 'spade', 'coon', this SOB has used every racist word toward innocent Blacks that he could think of. He is one sick bastard.

Field, why do you allow these assholes on your blog? Just delete the sob's. Life is too short for this racist bs.

While you are at it, delete Granny's foul mouth comments too. I mean, let's not be biased about this.

Wesley R said...

Republicans spoke of a minority outreach after the last election, but the far right said all they needed was a white outreach so the minority one stopped and now the old racial politics goes on as usual.

To the person who posted under 'Dick Vitale' last weekend hatin' one my final four picks. How do you feel now that your dukies got kicked to the curb 'baby'.

Kinky.Con said...

Serious question: Who goes around using the term "tar baby"?

The New York Times-


http://www.nytimes.com/1988/03/19/opinion/observer-reagan-s-latin-tar-baby.html

The Chicago Tribune-

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1988-01-30/news/8803260444_1_arms-for-hostages-bush-presence-mr-bush

The Democratic Underground-

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x2556428

John Kerry in 2008-

"I think John [McCain] is trying to throw that big tar baby out there."



I could go on- but you get the picture.

Funny field never mentioned the times the left has used "tar baby" to describe Republicans.

Hypocrisy, thy name is field negro.



Whitey's Conspiracy said...

I always thought that tar-babies were the lumps of tar that you picked up walking on a tarred road in the Summer.

Kinky.Con said...

Serious question: Who goes around using the term "tar baby"?

Did i mention Politico Senior Reporter Lois Romano?

"His then-counsel, Greg Craig, was pushing to close Guantanamo; he set a date that they couldn't meet, and it ended up being a really bad political tar baby for him."

DailyKos-

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/05/23/212701/--quot-Hug-The-Tar-Baby-quot

Of course, FN didn't post on that either.

Pickup Artist said...

I like to meet women in bars, but to each his own, Whitey.

Kinky.Con said...

Here we have another black person telling whites what we think, how we feel, and what we're afraid of.


Francis Wilkinson is sooo "brilliant", she can't, neither can anyone, point to a poll or study that shows an increase in Republican's share of the hispanic vote if they pass obamnesty.

Don't let the facts get in the way of your racial demagoguery.




Anonymous said...

Field, "Serious question: Who goes around using the term "tar baby"? And let's forget about the racial implications for a minute. A poster over at Mediaite made a comment that nailed the absurdity of using the term."

Brother Field, where have you been? Tar baby is used all the time, esp out West in the Oakland and Richmond area. I hear that term used at least several times a month, and it's not only by Whites. Of course, we have a lot of uncle toms and sell-outs in Oakland. I am sure Granny can vouch for it.

But you don't have to go West to hear it used. It is used all up and down the East Coast. Try Florida. Hell, I bet they use it several times A DAY.

Brother Field, you have GOT to WAKE UP! I mean, how in the world can you consider yourself a racism chaser when you don't know a damn thing about the frequent use of "tar baby"?

Anonymous said...

Kinky the way you are coming down on Field, I am going to think you are a racist. Now, do you want to carry that label? It leads to intense guilt and depression. Some Whites have commtted suicide when perceived as racist. Do you want that? Well, then I suggest you apologize to Field.

While you are at it, it would be a good thing to apologize to Granny, PC and Dr Nuwang. That would totally clear your conscience and you will sleep soundly. Have a good weekend my white brother. Know that I am always looking out for you to improve your relationship with Blacks....you never know when that 'jungle fever' might come back.:)

Kersey said...

Dispatch from the capital of Balck Run America:

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has a message for Detroit residents and companies more than 60 days late on their water bills: We’re coming for you.With more than half of the city’s customers behind on payments, the department is gearing up for an aggressive campaign to shut off service to 1,500-3,000 delinquent accounts weekly, said Darryl Latimer, the department’s deputy director.

Including businesses, schools and commercial buildings, there are 323,900 Detroit water and sewerage accounts; 164,938 were overdue for a total of $175 million as of March 6. Residential accounts total 296,115; 154,229 were delinquent for a total of $91.7 million.

“We’re trying to shift the behavioral payment patterns of our customer base right now,” said Constance Williams-Levye, DWSD commercial operations specialist. “And so aggressively we’ll have a team of contractors coming in, in addition to our field teams.”

Up to 20 additional contractor crews are expected to be employed working on the cutoffs, DWSD officials said.


Who would have thought black delinquency in paying water bills would be a way to stimulate the economy of Detroit and hire new employees as a means of collecting unpaid (let's be honest, these people will never, ever pay) bills?

Social capital, civic virtue, and duty to ones community take a back seat to black pride in 83 percent Detroit.

Let's not forget this city, renowned for exclusively black-in-origin (what some call 'black-on-black') violence, recently saw its incompetent black police chief give members of Conservatism Inc. instant erections by endorsing a "shoot first, ask questions" mentality toward home invaders.

That no one dared ask why such crimes are tolerated, and how the fear of a black home invasion drove away productive white citizens (who pay their water bills!)

Maine is safe because there are few, if any, blacks. Regardless of the amount of guns, it's the lack of blacks that makes Portland, Maine safe.

Detroit is unsafe because there are few, if any, whites. Regardless of the amount of guns, it's the plethora of blacks that makes Detroit unsafe.

In an 83 percent black city, where the 911 response by the police to an emergency call is 58 minutes, you should realize Detroit represents that post-Apocalyptic society so many preppers/doomsday/rapture/end-of-the-world types hope and pray occurs.

Though civic virtue is found conspicuously absent in 83 percent black Detroit, the proliferation of black pride never abates.

Ever.

Even as the civilization blacks inherited from white flight literally recedes crumbles before our eyes, the attachment to peculiar racial chauvinism on the part of the majority population never subsides.

An Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) would eliminate technology and take us, momentarily, back to the stone age; but the emergence of a majority black city - even on the same real estate where whites had once cultivated a world class city - is the equivalent of a demographic EMP no civilization can ever recover from.

A refusal to pay something as simple as a water bill is testament to this fact.

field negro said...

No idiot, it's unsafe because of poverty, but thanks for playing. You are obviously not very smart. But then you are a racist troll posting on an AA blog. I don't expect you to be. ;)

field negro said...

And here is just one reason why there is poverty in Detroit.

http://t.mediaite.com/mediaite/#!/entry/detroit-factory-receives-175-million-tax-break-only-hires-15,53234908b7d8d24162d11d7e

Kind of complicated for you klan-man, but try to read it and understand.

field negro said...

Kinky Con-man, thanks for the 1988 links. My original question still stands.

Anonymous said...

Blaming "poverty" right field?

Not people..who god forbid dont rob rape, still or kill.

Field I grew up poor as well as other folks and we didnt make a city so terrible to live in like Detroit.

Anonymous said...

Why dont poor asians, whites or hispanics cause the same level of crime Field?

Face it..alot of your people are low impulsive, violent and downright dumb.

field negro said...

People in glass houses....

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/28/virginia-man-kills-family-and-himself-over-fear-obama-would-be-re-elected/

Bill said...

field negro said...
And here is just one reason why there is poverty in Detroit.


The reason is because the ruling class (democrat) continues to make bad decisions.

To blame a petroleum company or the people of detroit is batshit crazy.

Anonymous said...

Blogger field negro said...
No idiot, it's unsafe because of poverty, but thanks for playing. You are obviously not very smart. But then you are a racist troll posting on an AA blog. I don't expect you to be. ;)

8:59 AM
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Wow, Field. This is the first time I have heard you announce that FN is an AA blog. I have always prided myself as a member of a blog intended for everyone.

But I am old enough to know that "things change". And causes and conditions bring about changes. I am sorry, very saddened about the impact of racism on you. But my heart has been changed also. We are a divided nation of Blacks, Whites and Latinos. I have no idea where Asians fit in. They seem to consider themselves White, better than White, pro-Asian, or pro-POC.

One thing for sure: America is working on "divided power" due to the lack of willingness and lack of capacity to "accept" each other.

In the end, no good will come to hearts and minds who "justify" and "rationalize" their insults and mean-spiritedness toward one another.

I used to defend FN as a blog that was not a blog for Blacks. I saw FN as 'unique', where 'everyone', regardless of color came together to talk out their differences. I see now that 'maybe' all the PCs and Nuwangs and Grannies were right: It is a Blog for AAs...(does this include other Blacks or just AAs?....I've learned the hard way that there is a difference: many other Blacks can be just as racist toward AAs as Whites.

At times this unrelenting prejudiced attitude toward AAs is almost too much to bear. Is this why so many AAs have turned away from God?

You know, if there is no God, what's the use of going around defending ourselves as 'worthy' of love like everyone else? If there is no God there is no point to life, except to believe in other humans. And considering the comments here, that is hopeless and impossible. Without God, or a Creator, life is meaningless...We are all doomed without a Father of the human race.

truthseeker

Bill said...

field negro said...
And here is just one reason why there is poverty in Detroit.


Bad decisions by the democrat rulers of detroit.

Report: 75% Of Detroit Schools Don’t Provide Adequate Education

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/08/07/report-75-of-detroit-schools-dont-provide-adequate-education/

The democrat controlled government is failing to educate children.

Anonymous said...

Bill said...
field negro said...
And here is just one reason why there is poverty in Detroit.

The reason is because the ruling class (democrat) continues to make bad decisions.

To blame a petroleum company or the people of detroit is batshit crazy.

10:30 AM
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Yes, Bill..I believe the same and I am not White, or Republican or Democrat. Imo, it doesn't matter whether it's Democrat or Republican, bad mistakes will be made by humans whose 'intentions' and 'motivations' are to make things better for everyone. Humans make mistakes because we live in the world of 'theories', instead of 'reality' which comes from direct experience.

Instead of adapting their 'theories' to 'reality', Democrats and Republicans try to bend reality to fit their theory. That never works. It always turns out to be a big mess. After the big mess, we 'justify' our mistakes by continuing to make the same mistakes, thereby making a bigger mess. After all that, we end up arguing and blaming each other for the mess we BOTH created.

And so, the dance human self-destruction continues...

Anonymous said...

"And so, the dance human self-destruction continues..."

11:13 AM
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Correction: "And so, the dance OF human self-destruction continues..."

Bill said...

field negro said...
And here is just one reason why there is poverty in Detroit.


More bad decisions by the democrat ruling class.

How much will Detroit get from new Detroit Red Wings arena? Nothing.
...
We still don’t know how Detroit’s bankruptcy is going to play out. We don’t know how much pensions will finally be cut. We don’t know whether the state will kick in the funds needed to save the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

But we do know two things.

In the end, a lot of people – pensioners – who don’t have much money now will have even less.

And we also know this: Bankrupt, poor Detroit and the state are going to spend more than $250 million to build a new hockey and entertainment arena for Mike Ilitch
...
Regardless, the bottom line is this: In a city that doesn’t have enough cops, ambulances or street lights, the development authorities think it is a good idea to spend more than a quarter of a billion dollars to build an entertainment complex for a family worth more $3 billion. A deal from which the city will get nothing back.

http://michiganradio.org/post/how-much-will-detroit-get-new-detroit-red-wings-arena-nothing

The democrat ruling class continues to make decisions that hurt people, fail to educate children and cause poverty.

Nice of FN to point at a petroleum company as the problem instead of at the people responsible. FN is only following orders.

the real jews are black said...

Anonymous said...

Hey Field, one of your cuzz's or nephews shot a poor innocent dominican father of two in Brooklyn recently. Want to address why your "youths" act like violent savages?

Nah..lets keep writing about those evil republicans.

10:01 PM

LOL.. and the cave dwellers are just loving caring Christians who love every thing.. you whites are sick and losing in these end of days, doing everything in ya'll demonic minds sets to make it looks like we are just savages,
funny is i see whites all across the world raping, murdering, stealing other lands resources in the name of freedom and democracy. i like to say demon crazy or crazy demons. white man what you reap is what you sowed

Chicago Teacher Union said...

"The democrat controlled government is failing to educate children."
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But they are very successful at indoctrinating them:

"In March Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis urged fellow teachers to politicize math at their schools. Lewis spoke at the Network for Public Education conference in Texas.

“People always talk about how that there’s no politics and values in math. That you can teach math and there’s no place for social justice. So let me tell you how Bob (Peterson) deals with that,” Lewis said.

She went on to describe a math story problem about money and the cost of pencils.

“That’s a very political statement because it’s all about consumerism – it’s about buying stuff, right?

“Bob Peterson tells them about José working in a factory making piecemeal clothes. He uses the same numbers and gets the same answer. And yes, math is political, too.”


Our kids won't be able to read or balance their checkbooks, but they'll know who to resent about it.

Isn't leftist politicization of everything wonderful?

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

Vladimir Lenin

field negro said...

Wrong Bill, your gang is to blame for the destruction of urban America. All that "trickle down economics" from Saint Ronnie and the other idiots who run your party.

Bill said...

field negro said...

Wrong Bill, your gang is to blame for the destruction of urban America. All that "trickle down economics" from Saint Ronnie and the other idiots who run your party.



This Saint Ronnie you speak of must be pretty powerful to make grown men of the democrat party fail the people that voted for them.

Something i find fascinating is how many democrat politicians support government school for poor kids but put their own kids in private school.

Anonymous said...

Detroit has been run by black people for over 40 yeas.

It's been a quarter century since Reagan was president, but he is to blame for Detroit's declaring bankruptcy today.

The black man's ability to externalize his failures is simply amazing.

Absent accountability, there cannot be growth.

Freedom has failed.

Magnus said...

America's decline is a conscience decision made by our elites. It is caused by a retreat from reality in favor of the politicization of everything. We are wedded to an insane leftist equalitarian ideology that is dragging us into mediocrity. Our forefathers went to the moon, now we have to pay Vladimir Putin to take us to our space station. NASA doesn’t have the budget to hire a quota of Black engineers to send a lesbian Hispanic Muslim to Mars. They try to use contractors and subcontractors to weasel their way out of affirmative action requirements, but every time a middleman is used the quality goes down and the cost goes up. So we don't have a functioning space program anymore. But that's not really the point anyway. Obama's director of NASA was quoted that the agency's main mission was to help Muslims feel better about their contribution to science.

Our armed forces are now a social engineering playground, where women can pretend they are combat ready and homosexuals can get married on base. Obama just commissioned a panel led by Jocelyn Elders that concluded it was time to welcome transsexuals into the Army, and to pay for their self-mutilation surgery. The idea that the armed forces are for fighting has been sacrificed on the alter of sexual fantasy.

We've spent the last five years taking several trillion dollars from the middle class and giving it to Wall Street and the dependent class, this in order to save the middle class. To help the 5% of people who had trouble getting health insurance, we are taking away the health insurance of the other 95%. We "necessarily bankrupt" industries ready to hire people, and extend unemployment benefits forever.

Government is not the solution to our problems. An out-of-control government is the problem.

Anonymous said...

Who cares that this dude said "tar baby". The GOP acts like a bunch of redneck school boys. They detest African Americans and the feelings are mutual with any of us that have remaining senses intact. Call us whatever makes you look retarded as hell!!!!!

The Purple Cow said...

"And here is just one reason why there is poverty in Detroit."

Yep, Americans finally worked out what the rest of the world had always known. American cars are shit.

Anonymous said...

Purple Cow is showering us with his ignorance again.

Bill said...

The Purple Cow said...

"And here is just one reason why there is poverty in Detroit."

Yep, Americans finally worked out what the rest of the world had always known. American cars are shit.



Hey FN, some right-wingnut troll hacked into PurpleCow's account and posted right-wing talking points under his name.

Please delete this like you delete when trolls post under your name.

The Purple Cow said...

Bill, you still haven't explained your hysterical nonsense from yesterday.

Isn't it about time you came clean?

What are you embarrassed about?

PilotX:Freeing Slaves from the republican plantation since the 70's said...

"Kinky Con-man, thanks for the 1988 links. My original question still stands."

Well at least he's made it to the 80's. Most cons are still stuck with the Dems were the party of slavery bs. Kinky at least keeps his talking points in the 20th century and even the latter part. Good for him.

PilotX:Freeing Slaves from the republican plantation since the 70's said...

"Wrong Bill, your gang is to blame for the destruction of urban America. All that "trickle down economics" from Saint Ronnie and the other idiots who run your party."

And let's not forget his party's anti-union, anti-worker activities that allows corporations to outsource jobs and stash money overseas. Our only hope may be to elect more Elizabeth Warrens, Keith Ellisons and Bernie Sanderses before it's too late. Then again this has been the conservative game for decades, rail against government and when in charge fuck up and make it impotent and then convince stupid voters that government is bad and the only way to fix it is to elect more anti-government asshats. Stupid is as stupid does.

Anonymous said...

Anti-union is not the same thing as anti-worker, especially when the unions have become quasi-criminal organizations funding left wing politics that most of their members disagree with.

Elizabeth Warren is a fake native American 1%er who wants cheaper maids.

Keith Ellison is a terrorist-enabling Muslim.

Bernie Sanders is the only one of them that is sincere in his political beliefs, but he belongs in the Vermont woods, munching on nuts and berries.

Anonymous said...

Im not white..FYI. Im latino.

Anonymous said...

Well said brotha. Field is left speechless.

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