News Flash: Racists Still Think Crosses Are Scary, Lil Wayne Opens Big, and Joe Walsh Backtracks On "Idiotic" Obama Comment
September 7, 2011
Idiotic Senator Joe Walsh has apologized for calling President Obama “idiotic”. He then somehow both downplayed and stood behind statements he made earlier this year asserting that President Obama was only elected because he’s black. Without question, Barack Obama has got to be the most disrespected President of all time. I wonder why….
The Grio’s Karen Hunter might be on to something in an article written last week, detailing the truly historic level of utter disrespect levied at President Obama:
“Some may call this obstructionism. But I think there’s something else going on here. Now I’m not saying it’s racism. But if it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck…”
Speaking of the fact that racism is alive and well in our post-racial America, A Black family in Newark, DE woke up Monday morning to find a white cross placed on their front lawn, complete with the phrase “Burn In Hell” and other racial slurs written on it. I know racists essentially want to go back in time, but how anachronistic and cowardly is putting a cross on someone’s front lawn? Pathetic. Go read a book.
Of course, some racist have an updated, more timely approach. Case in point: a white supremacist website has used a little web savvy and online trickery to get a higher SEO ranking than the official Martin Luther King, Jr website. It is both infuriating and sad that they would directly target TheKingCenter.com, but obviously it is not surprising. Bigotry may manifest itself differently these days, but it’s no less cowardly and repugnant.
In happier, relatively unimportant news, multiple industry sources are reporting that Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV will debut with the second highest first week sales of 2011, moving 850-900,000 units in just seven days. Hilariously, C4 will also set a new iTunes download record, garnering 300,000 downloads in just one week. The previous holder of this record? Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne. What was that about baby money, Jay?
Update: According to MTVnews.com, Weezy’s Tha Carter IV will top the Billboard albums chart with a reported 964,000 copies sold. Dayuuum!
Meanwhile, in a fairly telling study, Psychologists at the University of Toronto showed a group of men and women photos of straight and gay black and white men, and asked that they rate their likability. And Black gay guys sort of won.
Which brings us to Game’s recent well-intentioned, yet hopelessly ignorant comments on Gay men, Beyonce, and AIDS:
“”I don’t have a problem with gay people. Like, Beyoncé should’ve said, ‘Who run the world? Gays,’ because they’re everywhere and rightfully so. Do you. It’s a free country. Be gay, you can do that…Game don’t have a problem with gay people. Game has a problem with people who are pretending not to be gay…The number one issue with that is that you could be fooling somebody and you could give them AIDS and they can die and so that in the closet shit is real scary. So, we’ve got to get into the real seriousness of it and it’s just not fair to other people…”
I don’t even know where to begin….