Friday, February 22, 2008

i don't want to talk about this

this is a disturbing topic i've only talked about with close friends. it seems to be something that not many folks want to talk about (even me.) but this article from the dallas star-telegram seems to make it all the more meaningful:
and then there's this, from the southern poverty law center:
there are huge discussion threads at dailykos and elsewhere about this. and pam at pam's house blend has dug into the whole thing much more than i can stomach (but it's worth reading.)

somehow, i stumbled on a quote somewhere this morning about hating this country. i did a quick search for "hate this country" and after rush limbaugh ("liberals hate this country") most of what came up was about michelle obama: "why does michelle obama hate this country?"

the conversation i had last night was about scary white men. i was going to call them scary OLD white men...but some of them are not old. some are not even so scary, at first glance. but they're all white. and they're all men.

are those scary white men going to allow any woman to become president?

the more disturbing question, of course, is this: are those scary white men going to allow a black man to become president?

UPDATE 9:46 p.m. -- speaking of scary white men, here's bill o'reilly, tuesday, on his nationally syndicated radio show:
"i don't want to go on a lynching party against michelle obama unless there's evidence, hard facts that say this is how the woman really feels. if that's how she really feels -- that america is a bad country or a flawed nation, whatever -- then that's legit. we'll track it down."
last night, o'reilly's anemic apology:
"while talking to a radio caller, I said there should be no lynching in the case, that comment off clarence thomas saying he was the victim of a high tech lynching (he said that on 60 minutes, you may remember). i'm sorry if my statement offended anybody. that, of course, was not the intention, context is everything."
a lynching party.

let's get this straight: there are times i think this is a bad country; a flawed nation. is o'reilly going to track me down too?

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