Saturday, January 12, 2008

And regarding Cuomo's stankified mess...

Pam of Pam's House Blend breaks down the Cuomo "shuck and jive" comment.

Excellent, as usual.


Red7Eric said...

Yeah, Pam hit the nail on the head with that one. As much as I'd like to construct a scenario in my head where Cuomo "didn't really mean it," I can't go there on this one. "Shuck and jive" ... ? Seriously, Mario? (le sigh ...)

PortlyDyke said...

I cannot believe that I am still arguing the "he didn't know" bit with people. He's a supposed champion against hate speech!!!

For one thing, he's never actually said that he didn't know the racist connotation, or claimed innocence in this regard (in which case he could have f*cking apologized -- sincerely -- on second thought, that's probably not possible for him).

At this rate, by November, my desk will be shattered from meeting the gritty reality of my very hard head, my office will be spattered from multiple head-explosions, and my living-mates will experience hearing-loss as a result of my continuous shrieking. *sigh*

Melissa McEwan said...

I cannot believe that I am still arguing the "he didn't know" bit with people. He's a supposed champion against hate speech!!!

Indeed. Plus, even if (totally inconceivably) he didn't know before, he surely knows NOW, doesn't he?


Shark-fu, I linked this over at Shakes earlier, but wanted to give you a heads-up so you didn't miss it: BooMan on The Clintons' Racial Strategy. His discussion about the Clintons' use of surrogates (e.g. Cuomo) is interesting.

(I hope "post-racial uniter" was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, though...)

Anonymous said...

Now that we have an international, multi-racial black man running for president against an establishment white woman we all need to get ready for some real motherfuckin' shit!

The "Founding Fathers' will be rolling over in their graves as this election year unfolds. They thought they'd co-opted, bought off, retired, killed,or incarcerated all the Black men who might have had a chance to challenge the 'system',but lo' and behold, here comes a 'clean', 'articulate' uniter that is going to expose the jim crow assholes for what they REALLY are!

Hell, these kind folks with masks torn off may make Hitler look like a pussy. But, in the end, "The Truth will set you free"!

Please publish this, Pam...........Dandy of Atl

voter said...

Dandy of Atl's post was tight -- as is the discussion -- until he undercut it by dropping the "p" bomb. Dang, why, brother, why do you have to fuck something up by using such sexist language as pussy? Guess it goes to show that we all got some learnin' to get done.

Rileysdtr said...

Ah, the joys of not understanding idiomatic language.... and getting hoisted by one's petard.

(first person to get that idiom correct wins a prize)

(first person that references "rule of thumb" in a conversation wins a smack upside the head)

Jeff said...

I was listening to Diane Rehm this morning read an e-mail from a listener who used the phrase "shuck and jive" and nearly drove off the road. Where the hell do people come up with this crap in this day and age? I am annoyed as hell by candidates and their supporters playing the race card, the gender card, and all other manner of cards. This is their (more-than) yearlong job interview with the American people. They need to stop playing fucking cards! Jeezus!

Yankee, Transferred said...

Pam's post is brilliant. Thanks for the link.

filmchick said...

If you end up posting my Steinem comment, let me amend it here by saying that I forgot about the Cuomo comment when talking about white folks "going there" with Obama. Totally crazy, racist b.s.!