Friday, August 17, 2007

Did He Really Say That?

Today's post is inspired by a Dave Chappelle stand-up special from HBO wherein he asks the question: "You ever see something really racist happen? So racist that you can't even be mad, but you're just like...damn. That's racist?" In honor of such a brilliant social critic, I hereby start a new project on General, Your Tank Is A Powerful Vehicle: The Weekly Dave. The Weekly Dave will be given to the prominent member of society credited with saying the most blatantly racist statement of the week.

Without further ado, this week's (and the first) Weekly Dave goes to Rudy Giuliani, for this miserable piece of filth. In addition to being a pathetic war-mongerer and exploiter of grief, Rudy has apparently managed to convince himself that all Palestinians are inherently terrorists. Congratulations on being as open and inclusive as Torquemada, Rudy. You're really what this country needs more of.

And while I'm on the topic of exposing Presidential hopefuls for their racist, contradictory right wing miscellany, let's talk about John Edwards, champion of the common people and fighter of predatory subprime lending. Apparently by "fighting subprime lending" he actually meant "throwing Katrina victims out of their homes." My mistake, John. Too bad there's no Weekly Dave runner-up, or you'd have one more accolade to add to your long list of accomplishments.