Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tremors in Cali, and Reince vs. Ebony.

California is a beautiful state. The weather, the people, and just the overall vibe. It's all good.


Driving up the PCH1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco should be on every person's bucket list.


Having said that, if you happen to live in California you might want to consider finally making a move away from there. I say that because of the recent quakes and aftershocks that have hit the area. If you know anything about these things you know that there will be more to come.


Everyone knows that state is sitting on the San Andreas Fault and that the damn thing is unstable as hell. I know that folks from Cali accept earthquakes as an unfortunate bi-product of living in paradise--- kind of like the folks in Florida accept hurricanes, but why take the risk?


We actually had an earthquake here in Philly a couple of years a go, and it scared the s*** out of me. I can't imagine the folks in Cali living with the threat of that every day.


"Tonight's earthquake is the second in two weeks, and reminds us to be prepared," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.


An hour earlier, a magnitude-3.6 tremor struck the same area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quakes come on the heels of a magnitude-4.4 tremor that hit near downtown Los Angeles a week ago. It shook nearby buildings but did not cause significant damage.

Southern California has experienced relatively minor tremors since 1994 when a magnitude-6.7 quake killed dozens and caused $42 billion in damage. It now stands as the second-costliest disaster in U.S. history, after Hurricane Katrina."

Let us hope that these tremors stay "minor". As we all have learned over the past few years, Mother Nature can be very unpredictable.

Finally, I know that the GOP has a big push for minority outreach going on, and that they are doing everything to at least get you Negroes to pay attention to their message, but someone should tell their party chairman that picking a fight with Ebony magazine and calling them racist isn't going to help them with that effort.
 
"On Thursday, Ebony senior editor Jamilah Lemieux pointed out a new magazine edited by black conservative Ben Carson on TwitterLemieux began mocking Carson's magazine, and said she wanted to know less than she already did about it, not more. That's where Raffi Williams, the GOP's deputy press secretary, came in: 
Lemieux apologized for not looking more carefully at his photo, but then said she didn't care to hear anything he had to say. Preibus wrote that she "went on to deride those who were criticizing her as 'a house full of roaches.'"


Lemieux had tweeted, "I forgot that tweeting something about a Conservative is like leaving a cookie out in a house full of roaches and turning off the lights." There was definitely a swarm of internet activity about it. 


Many on the right are now arguing that Ebony supports racism, particularly, black (liberal) on black (conservative) racism. At The Daily BeastRon Christie, a black conservative, called the Lemieux/Williams Twitter exchange "another disgusting display of racism — once again at the hands of a supposed enlightened black person attacking a black conservative for his political beliefs."


Emphasis added. Note that half the controversy here is that she mistakenly called him white. He then calls Lemieux's comment a "slur" and quotes from Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech to drive his point home. The Daily Caller called it an "attack" as well, and Town Hall's headline read "Ebony Editor Questions RNC Staffer's Ethnicity," which implies that she contradicted his assertion that he is black, instead of apologizing for being unaware, which is what actually happened. 


Reince Priebus by Gage Skidmore.jpg"Attacking someone for his or her race, heritage or political views is the very thing Ebony has worked to discourage," Priebus writes. That argument will appeal to black Republicans, whose right-wing convictions are sometimes unfairly challenged by the left. Allen West and Clarence Thomas, two noteworthy black Republicans, have publicly said as much. To everyone else, however, black-on-black racism seems like a stretch. While Lemieux was definitely dismissive of conservatives, especially Ben Carson, her tweet doesn't rise to the level of racism described above. 
Ebony, in a statement titled "Diversity of Thought," said Lemieux displayed a "lack of judgment on her personal Twitter account" and "apologize(d) to Raffi Williams and the Black Republican community." Several black writers found this apology surprising and/or embarrassing


The RNC's insistence on an apology (which they got), "not just for making assumptions about (the staffer's) race but more importantly for dismissing black Republicans and the validity of their opinions in public discourse," is not going to work on their target demographic — black people — mainly because they're trying to paint an ideological prejudice against conservatives as a racial one." [Source]


"Ideological prejudice"? Yes. "Racial prejudice"? Not so much.


Big difference, Reince. Big difference.
















 







32 comments:

Your Media Matters Masters said...

Wow Field, you sure went a long way to try to take a fuck up by an idiot editor at a magazine nobody reads and dump it somehow on the Republican party.

It doesn't really make any sense, but I'm sure Granny and PilotX will appreciate it

But the important take-away is that Ben Carson is a House Negro for not serving the Democrat party, and the Republicans are racist for sticking up for him.

Good job, comrade.

Anonymous said...

Field, ""Ideological prejudice"? Yes. "Racial prejudice"? Not so much.


Big difference, Reince. Big difference."

Field, as many times as you have called me 'WHITE" on FN for having a difference of opinion as a bm, you really should STFU, you double-minded hypocrite.

focusedpurpose said...

lol @+ with 12:10am...

Anonymous said...

She shouldn't have assumed the guy writing her was white, or that he was "telling her how to be black." Both of those things were dumb on her part.

But she shouldn't have to apologize for anything else. The comments she made were on her own personal Twitter account; she wasn't speaking on behalf of Ebony magazine.

And conservatism is a belief system, not a race. Finding that belief system repulsive isn't racism or any other sort of bigotry.

Lee Rigby said...

"And conservatism is a belief system, not a race. Finding that belief system repulsive isn't racism or any other sort of bigotry."

Same goes for Islam, right?

Bill said...

FN said...
"Ideological prejudice"? Yes. "Racial prejudice"? Not so much.


Ideological prejudice, like thinking welfare recipient when hearing the word democrat?

And who gets to decide if it's ideological or racial? The person offended?


If Ebony didn't think they did something wrong, why would they apologize?
Are that many black right-wingers buying their magazine they need to pander to them?


As a native Los Angeles resident, yesterday was not an earthquake.

Anonymous said...

"As a native Los Angeles resident, yesterday was not an earthquake."

Bill's a Mexican?

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

Well you know the gop has to pull out all the stops to make themselves look like the victims of racism because rightly or wrongly they themselves are looked at in that manner by many in our community. Most folks who read Ebony will agree with sista girl, after hearing alot of foolishness out of the mouth of Dr. Carson the less we hear the better. Let's take bets, how long before the good doctor has his own show on Fox?

Anonymous said...

When it comes to where to live, there is really no place to hide. If it is not one thing, it is another. And when it comes to earthquakes, if the New Madrid fault shifts hard you could feel it.

"The shockwaves propagated efficiently through the firm midwestern bedrock, with residents as far away as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Norfolk, Virginia, awakened by intense shaking.[9] Church bells were reported to ring as far as Boston, Massachusetts and York, Ontario (now Toronto), and sidewalks were reported to have been cracked and broken in Washington, D.C.[10]" Wiki

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

"if the New Madrid fault shifts hard you could feel it."

He may feel it in Philly but there won't be much damage as he is hundreds of miles away while folks in Socal are right on the fault line. Totally different. North and South Dakota are pretty free from fault lines but who wants to live there?
I'll take a hurricane over an earthquake because hurricanes send you a post card and let you know they're on the way, tornadoes give you a call but earthquakes just show the fuck up. How rude.

The Purple Cow said...

White Americans are such victims aren't they?

They just can't catch a break those white folks, no jobs, no education, no future and now being dissed by someone nobody has ever heard of on Twitter.

Sheeeesh....

field negro said...

PC, they will always have FOX. :)

Anonymous said...

Field, "PC, they will always have FOX. :)"

What's wrong with that? It's #1 in cable news, which means it's the most treasured and authentic. Meanwhile folks like you watch BET...there is nothing authentic about that except it represents how YOU 'don't' think.

BTW, thinking Blacks looking to get ahead in America are turning to FOX, more and more everyday. The ratings prove it.

However, YOU and PC will never be part of a growing intellect on FOX. YOU just will never get it.

When it comes to intelligence, you two are lightweight minds who belong to BET. lol

Anonymous said...

Brother Stephen Smith supports Kobe because he understands the reality of being Black and having to deal with folks like you. It's tough being a 'true' bm, but fortunately there are some like myself who are willing to do it.:)

HT(Hang Tough)

Tex Texan said...

Obamacare Testimonial #52:

As a severely conservative Republican, I really hate Obama. Not because he's a shitty president, but because he's black.

So anyway, a couple months ago I was leaving the monthly Klan rally and saw a gay wedding going on across the street. Naturally, I went over and curb stomped those queermos one after the other until all of a sudden, I broke my foot.

Three months later, my foot is all healed up and I didn't pay jack shit. Thanks, Obamacare!

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 10:40, you're still not black.

Veradeane Young said...

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Thanks, Obamacare!

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While trying to distract me from beating my sister-wife for nagging me about the moonshine still, my nephew-son showed my all the Obamacare options available to me. I shot the computer for being the work of the Devil, but a local navigator was able to take my information over the phone and get me enrolled.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I can now afford things I never thought possible. It's enabled me to buy Copenhagen instead of that cheap Grizzly stuff, and even a shirt with sleeves on it.

Thanks, Obamacare!

parvenu said...

Field, Under the Reince the GOP attempts to "reach out to Africa-Americans" is simply a sugar coated procedure of having black "conservatives" (is there really such a thing?) shove white racist drivel down our throat, and if any of us "darkys" complain the entire GOP echo chamber will scream "black racism". I have started seeing bumper stickers from the GOP that state "political criticism is not racist".

The only goal of the GOP is to CONFUSE, DIVIDE, and CONQUER African-American participation in the political process. The billionaire right wing cabal has thrown so much money around while signaling that any Darky willing to step on the national stage and preach those good ol' down home racist stereotypes about Negroes can put a lot of Benjamin's in his pocket. So the new crop of black hustlers are lining up to get in the political minstrel show, with Ben Carson currently "buck shuffling" as the favored "End Man".

Ebony magazine is on the doorsteps of bankruptcy so they are willing to grab some greenbacks where ever they can find some. Ebony is nothing to even put on the African-American RADAR. They have already been made obsolete by the Internet and Twitter for black folks. How many black people do you see walking around with a copy of Ebony, as opposed to black folks texting away on their mobiles?

I say let the GOP worry about what Ebony thinks. It fits in so well with the "forward thinking" that white GOP racists always use when dealing with the Negro problem.


The Purple Cow said...

"What's wrong with that? It's #1 in cable news, which means it's the most treasured and authentic."

Oh good grief, here we go again.

Tell him somebody, I can no longer be arsed.

Thurston Koch III said...

@parvenu:

Wow, how did you find out so much about our supposedly secret agenda? You really nailed it. I am a billionaire who hates all non-white people and desires to take away everything they own. Not because I need more money, but just because I am bored, and my soul is filled with twisted hate.

I fund secret projects designed to keep the Black man struggling. For instance, we developed the whole saggy pants style, just to slow negroes down. We also put something in McRib sauce that gives you heartburn.

Just as you so astutely noted, I use my vast wealth to confuse, divide and conquer African-Americans by paying any "Darky" I can find to spread lies and disinformation in the Black community.

The problem is, Black people are so darned principled that I have only been able to corrupt a handful, including of course Ben Carson.

We embed subliminal messages in all Fox News broadcasts designed to hypnotize African-Americans into voting Republican, but you have been too clever to watch, despite tremendous efforts to lure the Black viewer with beautiful white women with large, firm breasts, pert nipples, and full, round asses. Nothing has worked.

You have proven yourself to be a quite worthy adversary, Mr. Parvenu (if that's your real name). But you can count on this: I will be out here to the end, scheming and plotting to keep the Black man down. Because that's how I roll. And it's my hobby.

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

"Field, Under the Reince the GOP attempts to "reach out to Africa-Americans" is simply a sugar coated procedure of having black "conservatives" (is there really such a thing?) shove white racist drivel down our throat, and if any of us "darkys" complain the entire GOP echo chamber will scream "black racism".

Hasn't this always been their MO? Mikey Steele found out the hard way he was just a tool and when he got off script and ACTUALLY started trying to get a few negroes onto their lily white plantation he was shown the door for an inferior white dude. I would at least like to have a blah person trying to move me to their side than the white folks who use slave language to try to guilt me into supporting them.

Anonymous said...

Who cares what someone believes. Who cares whether or not someone reads Ebony. The races of people in the United States do not like each other. Never have. We're all going to keep fighting/bickering with each other until Mother Nature crushes all of our dumb asses into pulp. We're all going to live until we die. Bottom line!! Everyone just needs to STFU!!!

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Black people are not & will never be the republiklans target audience; they are & will always be it's target for their audience.

Anonymous said...

But you are ok with white folks using slave language to keep you on the democrat plantation.

Priebus has done a helluva a better job than Steele did.

Of course, you would know that if you knew what you were talking about.

Stay dumb and on the democrat plantation.

Just how democrats like it...

field negro said...

I hear that phrase "democratic plantation" a lot from wingnuts. I wonder if they realize that the term "plantation" is derogatory when used in that context? I bet they don't.

Anonymous said...

Derogatory but accurate.

Going through life defending your delusions is not working out well for Black Americans.

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

"I hear that phrase "democratic plantation" a lot from wingnuts. I wonder if they realize that the term "plantation" is derogatory when used in that context? I bet they don't."

It's a strange meme they've been using. They try to guilt me into supporting a party that uses me as a foil, insults me, insults my intelligence, is over 90% white and has a strong following of white southerners who like confederate imagery. They party they refer to as a plantation has 40 times as many blah elected officials, is supported by the majority of Asians, Latinos, Indigenous folk, women and young people but it is somehow a "plantation"? Excuse me but I can't take a party that elevates Rick Santorum, Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich who have shown they don't like us seriously when they pretend to have my interests at heart. How weak would I be to support these fools because some young white guy with no life experience uses the term "democrat plantation"? But yet they keep trying. What's the definition of insanity?
And as far as outreach to communities of color Mikey Steele was light years ahead of Priebus. I saw Steele at an event on the southside of Chicago, when has Reince been here? Under Steele the gop gained the House and got senate seats. Sounds pretty successful to me but he was shown the door for a weaker less intelligent gaff machine. Go figure.

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

"Black people are not & will never be the republiklans target audience; they are & will always be it's target for their audience."

Agreed. they showed their lack of interest at the minority outreach seminar at CPAC. Crickets man. I have a few suggestions if they are serious but we know they're not. Then again why would I want to join a party that contains the likes of Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert, Virginia Foxx, Sarah Palin, Steven King and Allen West? Momma always said when you see a group of crazy people doing crazy shit don't go join em. The gop needs to do alot of house cleaning before I would even come close to their doorstep. I never say never but alot would have to change.

Anonymous said...

PlantationPilotX said...
" They try to guilt me into supporting a party that uses me as a foil, insults me, insults my intelligence, is over 90% white and has a strong following of white southerners who like confederate imagery. They party they refer to as a plantation has 40 times as many blah elected officials, is supported by the majority of Asians, Latinos, Indigenous folk, women and young people but it is somehow a "plantation"?"

Guilt you? No, just pointing out what pawns you are. The Democrats are alliance of White leftists and their pets - Blacks, Asians, Latinos, Indigenous folk, single women and young naive people. They use you like they used to use the white working class until they were no longer useful, and they'll dump you too as soon as you are no longer useful.

Blacks get a (temporary) first world lifestyle and front-row seat at hated whitey’s funeral. Jews get gentile minorities. Muslims get an expansion of Dar Al Islam. Mestizos get Reconquista. Asians/Indians get HB-1 visas, tech jobs, and elite university slots. And of course The Rich get consumers and The Stupid get democrat voters.

There are no losers here. It’s a win-win-win-win-win-win-win situation! At least until the white people are gone.

Your problem with the GOP is that it has too many white people in it. The only thing that would get you to consider voting Republican is if they became an explicitly anti-white party. But you don't need that, you've got the Democrats, the party of Sheila Jackson Lee, Hank Johnson, Chuck Schumer, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, David Axelrod, Rahm Emmanuel, Janet Yellen, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Enjoy the decline, you've earned it.

Anonymous said...

field negro said...
I wonder if they realize that the term "plantation" is derogatory when used in that context


Is it derogatory when somebody uses " PilotX:Freeing Slaves from the republican plantation since the 70's s"? as their screen name?

field negro said...

Anon@8:26, get a job. Maybe u will enjoy your fast "declining" country some more. At least it will help u get out and meet other people.