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Quick Notes 201002

Sunday, February 28, 2010
Looting In Chile

In response to the massive earthquake that hit Chile over the weekend the Chilean government distributes assistance in the form of soldiers to crack down on looting.

Saturday, February 27, 2010
Earthquake In Chile

Chile suffers an earthquake measuring 8.8. The one that hit Haiti last month was a relatively light 7.0. Keep the people of Chile in your thoughts today.

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Gabourey Sidibe

No pun intended but somebody’s living large after her portrayal of a black woman living about as far away from large as one can get.

Monday, February 22, 2010
Comic Book Sale

The June 1938 edition of the Action Comics that first featured Superman and originally sold for ten cents goes for sale during an auction for a cool million dollars during economic hard times. The buyer and the seller remain anonymous. But a dime will get you a million that neither one was from the black community.

Sunday, February 21, 2010
Curling

Is it just me or is the Olympic sport of curling more popular than it has a right to be?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
TSA On The Case!

The Transportation Security Administration has apologized to the family of a developmentally delayed four year old boy forced to take off his leg braces during screening at Philadelphia International Airport. And people still continue to show up at the airport to fly.

Sunday, February, 14, 2010
Afghan Surge

U.S. Marines and Afghan troops return fire as several gun battles erupted on the third day of a major offensive to seize the extremists’ southern heartland. With gunfire coming from several directions all day long, our troops managed to advance only 500 yards.

Friday, February 12, 2010
The Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympics starts today! The latest in global distraction.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Honda’s Recall

Honda Motors says it is recalling over 437,000 vehicles! This comes right after Toyota’s massive recall. It seems that solid reputation for Japanese quality isn’t all that solid after all.

Monday, February 8, 2010
Sarah Palin’s Back With A Vengeance

By now everybody has heard that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin using her hand for notes so she could remember her core issues during an interview. Chances are her bracelet actually helps her remember her name.

Sunday, February 7, 2010
Congratulations Saints!!!

Congratulations Saints!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010
Now The Toyota Prius Is Acting Up

It seems Toyota’s having problems with the brakes on its Prius now.

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Resolution To Honor James O’Keefe

It appears that there are thirty one conservative Representatives who co-sponsored a resolution last October to honor James O’Keefe for exposing all the corruption in ACORN.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Rahm Emmanuel Uses A Racial Slur?

According to the Wall Street Journal, when White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel learned about attack ads against conservative Democrats not supportive of healthcare reform, blasted the move as “fucking retarded”. That happened over the summer. Now, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin called on President Obama to fire him for what she saw as the equivalent of a racial slur. I didn’t know a retarded condition was the equivalence of race.

Monday, February 1, 2010
Black History Month

Let’s remember our ancestors who were thinking forward while others were thinking backwards.

Monday, February 1, 2010 - Posted by | Life, Quick Notes

5 Comments »

  1. “Race” according to Mirriam-Webster 2008:

    “9. any group, class, or kind, esp. of persons…”

    So yes, retarded people are for all intents, constructions and purposes, a race.

    Comment by Hektor | Thursday, February 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks for the feedback Hektor,

      By that definition, I guess a group of assholes would be a race or people working in a corporation are a race. However, race is also defined as a competition of speed. And I seriously doubt if anybody considers retarded people a competition of speed either.

      I guess I should’ve stipulated by the more classic definition of race:

      1. A local geographic or global human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically transmitted physical characteristics.

      However, I’m willing to recognize the contention that Ms. Palin is retarded as well and has transmitted her genetic traits to her retarded child.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, February 4, 2010 | Reply

  2. Well I am aware of all the definitions of “race.” And yes, in fact assholes are a race; I would even argue that there can be no such thing as true “racism,” because racists technically are a race, and thus to dislike racists is racism.

    Anyway, my point was that Palin was not incorrect. She did not claim that Emanuel used an ethnic racial slur; just a racial one. Since “race” can mean any group of people defined by any common trait whatsoever, she was actually not incorrect.

    Comment by Hektor | Thursday, February 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Hektor,

      Actually, she was incorrect. Mr. Emmanuel did not employ a racial slur. The phrase “fucking retarded” is as much a racial slur as “fucking stupid”. To say that the latter would be a racial slur against the stupid race is for all practical purposes incorrect no matter how accurately it meets one of the more obscure definitions (like number 9) from the dictionary.

      Peace

      Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Thursday, February 4, 2010 | Reply

  3. Go Marines…kick some butt.

    Comment by Runrun2622002 | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | Reply


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