Donald Trump The Birther Over at NYT & Gail Collins

I don’t know what’s going on with Donald Trump, but he’s become a birther and he’s proud of it. Egomania breeds idiocy.

Vote for Donald Trump, the man who can make Bill O’Reilly look like the most sensible guy in the room.

Trump’s main argument for why he should be taken seriously as a presidential contender is his business success. Has Obama ever hosted a long-running reality series? Owned a bankruptcy-bound chain of casinos? Put his name on a flock of really unattractive high-rise apartment buildings? No!

“Celebrity Apprentice” is widely regarded as terrible and cheesy programming, but, actually, it has its moments. I recently saw an episode in which a former top model had a serious discussion with a fellow competitor about whether this was the 20th century or the 21st. You can’t get stuff like that on “Mad Men.”

To establish his birther creds, this week Trump produced his own birth certificate, after one failed attempt in which he came up with a document that was too weak to qualify for a passport. By the time he worked things out, we had an entire news cycle devoted to Donald Trump having been born in New York.

Here’s Trump’s response.

I Had A Dream

If you travelled back in time to 1963 and told everyone that in 2009 the President of the United States is a black man, perhaps only Martin Luther King Jr. would have believed you.
Kottke today on MLK

Prejudice on FMyLife

Today, I walked into the building where I was to start my new job, proud of myself for being a well-educated Latina. As I entered the room, the receptionist took one look at me and said, “You must be the new janitor. I’ll send someone to get your uniform.” I’m a lawyer. FML


Racial Slurs

I’ve been called monkey twice at a school. This wasn’t intended as in, “oh you cheeky monkey”, but intended as a racial slur. I brought the offending kids to the teaching director to have her deal with them.

I don’t take kindly of any type of racism.

The Taiwanese will downplay this. Oh they were just having fun, they didn’t mean anything by it. Oh, he didn’t mean anything. I don’t give a rat’s ass. It’s offensive and I won’t have it.

Disturbing Dooce

I don’t know what’s more disturbing about these photos on Heather Armstrong’s site. The fact that she posted them or that she took them and thought they were funny. There is something wrong about them. They must be racist in some fashion, though I can’t really put my finger on the exact offending feature.

Wikipedia Sued For Nazi Sympathies

The German version of Wikipedia is being sued for its Nazi sympathies.

Federation des Quebecois de Souche

A sticker I saw in a bus
A sticker I saw in a bus

From what I can tell, the Fédération des Québecois de Souche is a right-wing racist organisation. I can’t figure out why this organisation has got a room at the university though. It kind of reminds me of neo-nazis and a form of white supremacism.

The url also reveals a lot. mnsf means mouvement nationaliste socialiste français. This means national socialst French mouvement. It’s sounding more and more like nazis.

Denied The Right To Vote

[Ed. warning: this post contains strong language.]

… And we wonder why people don’t bother to vote anymore.

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Amanda Palmer Fired Because of her Fat Belly

Amanda Palmer has to find a new record label since she refused to have her “fat belly” removed in the post-production of her latest music video Leeds United. Roadrunner cites that it’s not maintstream enough.


Phelps and his New Girl

Lena doesn’t like the racism of a recent gawker post, and I have to agree with her. Racism is especially rampant in the comments of that post. Apparently, Michael Phelps’ new girlfriend is Asian.

We don’t want to sound “offensive” but it’s just a thing, you know?


I’m not going to quote those comments, they’re just going to piss me off. Who cares what race his girlfriend is? He can choose. It’s not a “thing”. She’s an American and someone should kick your asses for being racist.