Re: The "Whitey" Tape

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You've gone totally evil.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:26 PM
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Certainly doesn't get any whitey-er than that.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:26 PM
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Awesome.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:34 PM
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I mean, seriously, don't you feel bad advancing Republican objectives like that?


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:34 PM
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If it's out there, we have to face up to it.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:37 PM
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[Redacted for violation of community standards.]


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:39 PM
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LB, you're a monster!


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:40 PM
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Could this be the moment at which his campaign crumbled? Did the liberal media suppress this until after Clinton conceded?


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:40 PM
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Can't others face up to it? I lack the intestinal fortitude.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:40 PM
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Do we even know the tape is real? The people in it don't look real to me. I suspect CGI effects.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:42 PM
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Emerson is so banned.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:43 PM
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If I actually like that song, do I have to vote for McCain? And take up golf?


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:46 PM
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Emerson is banned.


Posted by: Fatman | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:47 PM
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I know you hated your old job, LB, but who are you really working for now? Whatever agenda you're trying to advance, it's not the same one as the old LB.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:49 PM
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The old LB wasn't an agenda, Walt.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:51 PM
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's.

Retroactive grammar corrections always count, ben, thus I retroactively pwn your 15.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 2:54 PM
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Al Franken is the MN Senate nominee.


Posted by: Cotton Mather | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 3:02 PM
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I don't think that's the real tape.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 3:32 PM
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I'm now outraged by Chappaquiddick. That's that, I guess.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 3:36 PM
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It's all very well to go after Michelle Obama, but: I tried one of "Cindy McCain's" family recipes, and it wasn't even very good.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 3:37 PM
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As Wonkette said, the only recipe she knows is Percocet and Ketel One. You must have used a different vodka.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 3:39 PM
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I tried one of "Cindy McCain's" family recipes

IYKWIM.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 3:43 PM
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OT: Apo, or anyone else in that area, I am going to be in Raleigh M-F. Is there anything that I should make an effort to go see/do in the evening? Caveat being that I won't have a car so it would have to be accessible by bus or possibly taxi.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 3:55 PM
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Still OT: While I am making requests. Awhile ago someone asked what to do while at the Minneapolis airport and there was a restaurant/bar mentioned. Does anyone remember what bar that was?


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 4:23 PM
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The Mineshaft?


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 4:26 PM
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Speaking as someone who actually sort of liked Rick Astley, I'm not sure how I feel about his revival under these circumstances.

NO HOMOPHOBIC JOKES PLEASE.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 4:51 PM
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There's 2 French Meadow outlets at the main terminal at the Mpls airport now, and the prices are fairly reasonable. Much better food than the chains. I don't remember the previous thread though.


Posted by: minneapolitan | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 5:52 PM
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That tape was faked! The Trinity Church signs do not kern like that!


Posted by: Eric | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 6:06 PM
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Gosh, I feared the Michelle Obama tape might be bad, but even in my worst nightmares I didn't think it would be this bad.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 6:30 PM
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Yes, you want the French Meadow that has a bar. Order the potato wedges and a Summit Pale Ale.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 6:43 PM
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This post at Daily Kos:

Jim Geraghty of National Review has claimed that the rumor may be based on...fiction. A political thriller called The Power Broker, published in 2006 by Stephen Frey, features the presidential campaign of Dem candidate Jesse Wood, who's aspiring to be the country's first African-American president.
We went out and got the book. And sure enough, in the novel, Wood's opponents discover video of the candidate himself -- not his wife -- discussing with a radical black minister how he will "f--- whitey" when he gets into office, despite all his public rhetoric about racial reconciliation. Here's what he says on the fictional tape:
He said, "You know, I had to put up with so much crap from Whitey when I was playing tennis back in the day, it was ridiculous. Real b****** stuff, too. Tennis racquets busted while I was in the shower, no towels, the worst locker, called n***** all the time, even by the help." He looked over at Osgood. "I'm telling you, Clarence, if I get elected president, I'm gonna act the way I'm supposed to act in front of the camera. Smile and dance like a good black man, do what I'm expected to do like a good boy. But behind the scenes, I'll f*** Whitey, and I'll f*** him good, I really will."

Welcome to General Election 2008, everyone!


Posted by: swampcracker | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 6:57 PM
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Wow, so basically this angry Michelle Obama meme is shitty dialogue that wouldn't have made the City Hall scenes on The Wire.

I can't wait for the next one about Obama's summer trip to Cairo with an underage boy!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 7:02 PM
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Does anyone know whether this angry Michelle Obama meme has made it to the mainstream press (tv or newspaper) besides on Fox?

I realize I can google, but my internet connection is sloooow(er) than usual at the moment.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 7:11 PM
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I can't wait for the next one about Obama's summer trip to Cairo with an underage boy!

I think Lynn Cheney wrote that one way back in the mid-1970s. It's out of print, unfortunately, but you might be able to score a copy on eBay.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 7:13 PM
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Next on Fox: was Michelle Obama's infamous "Whitey" speech written by notorious fabricator James Frey? Where does Oprah fit into this chain of lies, misrepresentations, and sexism? Fuck it, we'll work Ellen DeGeneres in too, somehow, and maybe Castro.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 7:20 PM
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Lynne Cheney: "Sisters"


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 7:26 PM
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This appears to be the full text. Note that the acknowledgments thank some pretty influential historians.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 7:29 PM
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Lynne Cheney's oeuvre is way pervier than that Canadian novel about a woman and a bear.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 7:31 PM
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24: The NC Museum of Art is nice, but it closes every day at 5. Hmm, to do at night in Raleigh. Let me think about that.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 8:01 PM
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Because I have poor impulse control  am a vindictive asshole  delight in schadenfreude  am the type that hangs around places like this at my age  have issues, I clicked through to NQ today. Sure enough there was a long, rambling update on the "tape"; it started with hints of some specific defenses of his actions, followed by some grudging admissions of holes in the story, then wandered around for a bit ultimately covering LJ's intention to vote for Bob Barr (he's in Maryland, so no harm he says, and he does bash McCain at least), but then concludes with this very specific and hard-hitting prediction which shows he really must have the goods:

Let me conclude with this-I think there is at least one tape/recording that will be released sometime after the August convention and is likely to be very damaging to the Barack Obama presidential campaign.

So we have been warned!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 8:35 PM
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"You know, I had to put up with so much crap from Whitey when I was playing tennis back in the day, it was ridiculous

It's all about the tennis!


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 9:40 PM
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I predict the obama campaign will be damaged sometime after the August convention by a suspicious downward trend in gas prices.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 06- 7-08 11:15 PM
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Yes, you want the French Meadow that has a bar. Order the potato wedges and a Summit Pale Ale.

I am pretty sure that was what I was trying to remember, thanks.

The NC Museum of Art is nice, but it closes every day at 5. Hmm, to do at night in Raleigh. Let me think about that.

Damn, that isn't going to work with my schedule. I included an E-mail on this so if you think of something you can send me it directly. If not, no big deal I will revert to my normal habit of wondering around aimlessly. I can usually find something that way.


Posted by: CJB | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 12:20 AM
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Gotta love that ogged is not shamed in the least. Contrarianism is obviously the perfect response to any political idea. Keep on rockin', ogged!


Posted by: Cain | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 1:59 AM
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About that terrorist fist bump:

You got to be kidding, The fist "bump", .America "WAKE UP", You are getting your first taste of what it is going to be like electing Barack HUSSEIN Obama for president. Next you are going to see southern fried chicken, black-eyed peas, corn bread, and watermelon as your daily meal. [...]

At least Gore acted like a human. I can't be denied that just about all their dance moves , walks and crazy handshakes mimik some kind of animal motion. What's next? the knee in the crotch-hands above the head greeting? or maybe the Elbow thing. Putin will love that. If Prsident Obama disapproves of something will he be grabbing his balls with both hands and telling people where to go?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 5:41 AM
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Wait, this administration is coming with daily meals?

The theory that electing a black man is going to cause about 5% of the country to have fatal hearts attacks is looking more and more compelling.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 6:57 AM
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LB: I hate you.


Posted by: Cosma | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 7:26 AM
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45: "mimik" is a nice touch, there.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 7:33 AM
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There are lots of subtle differences. It was not an actual trailer, but a prefab home built like a trailer, movable by truck. We have to target our stereotypes acurately.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 8:32 AM
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Obviously, this tape has been cut off well before the segment where Michelle Obama discusses her plans to enslave Whitey and then joins Louis Farrakhan, H. Rap Brown, and History's Greatest Monster Sister Souljah for a drink made with the preserved sweat of Che Guevara. Admittedly, I haven't seen the tape but a reliable source who correctly predicted the indictment of Karl Rove has a friend who has a friend whose second cousin's refrigerator repair man's third cousin twice removed who has. Plus, Michael Savage has repeated these rumors on Hannity and Colmes with a surprisingly ineffectual response from the usually fiery Colmes, which only makes them more credible! The Democrats are simply in denial if they think they can ignore this very serious story.


Posted by: Scot t Lemieux | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 10:26 AM
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48: I like "retarted" here:

1st of all this Punk of a wanna-be presient doesn't even salute his OWN flag. that will look retarted when the national anthem is played as he stands in front of other world officals.

But if I'm reading this correctly, at least the commenter acknowledges that Obama has tried to be prescient.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 10:51 AM
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45: The Elbow thing?


Posted by: Gabriel | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 11:00 AM
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52: With a cup maybe?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 11:14 AM
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You know, I've been secretly hoping the morons like that would come out in force, so we can make fun of them. I was anticipating the "national anthem will be rap" line particularly.

My questions:

1. Will we see crude race baiting like this from father up the republican operative hierarchy? How high?

2. Will the morons produce a strong enough backlash to help Obama? Will the backlash vote at least outweigh the moron vote?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 06- 8-08 11:45 AM
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Hey did you guys know that the Whitey video is really just Rick Astley?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:31 PM
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No Sifu. Michelle Obama is really Rick Astley.


Posted by: Nakku | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:38 PM
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So when she says Whitey, she's talking about herself! It's all so simple.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:39 PM
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Yes. She changed from a white man to a black woman sometime in the 90s. A sort of reverse Michael Jackson, if you will.


Posted by: Nakku | Link to this comment | 06- 9-08 8:42 PM
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