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Conservative Think Tank Apologizes For Posting Image of Obama Eating KFC In Sex Chains

What was he thinking!John Hood, president of the conservative North Carolina-based John Locke Foundation, has apologized for a very special graphic that one of his bloggers, “Hot Talk WRNN co-host Tara Servatius,” included in her post for the think tank’s blog this week. What is the controversy? All it did was show “President Obama in chains and drag with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.” What is the controversy? Everyone loves Kentucky Fried Chicken! And look, Tara Servatius says she “didn’t think about the racial implications of the picture when I posted it. I simply don’t think in those terms.” She’s a fun one.

In an exchange with Myrtle Beach’s The Sun News, Servatius explains that her graphic of President Obama in chains and drag eating a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken “was meant to illustrate Obama’s southern political strategy, nothing more.” Come again?

At the time, I was searching for a picture of the president in drag to illustrate his southern political strategy of courting young voters, 70 percent of whom support gay marriage. It was one of the first photos to come up on Google Images. Regrettably, I didn’t think about the racial implications of the picture when I posted it. I simply don’t think in those terms. Unfortunately some people do.

It was one of the first photos to come up on Google Images! Well, great, it looks like we’ve found the actual stupidest person in the world today. Now let’s all have twenty drinks.

[Institute for Southern Studies, Myrtle Beach Online]

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  • OneDollarJuana

    And here I thought Google's motto was "do no evil".

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      You misheard. It's "no boll weevils"

    • iburl

      that was a long time ago in a Market Valuation far, far away.

  • Chick-Fil-Atheistâ„¢

    Barry must work for UPS, because he's carryin' a big fuckin' package.

    • Barb

      What can brown do for you?

      • MozakiBlocks

        Is this a trick question?

  • Barb

    I just threw up a little in my mouth. Thanks Tara, you empty-headed cracker bitch.

    • AlterNewt

      Pro tip, Barb. Gargle and rinse repeatedly with brandy. Really good brandy.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Just don't spit.

      • Barb

        Thanks for the tip, Alter Newt!

        • RadioStalingrad

          Make sure you don't grab the "mousy brown 203."

          • Barb

            Thanks for the tip Radio!

  • Texan_Bulldog

    "I simply don’t think in those terms." She & that 'Re-Nig' bumper sticker lady need to get together. I bet they iron a mean crease in their Klan sheets.

    Next up for Tara–noon anchor on Fox.

    • iburl

      The Klan's not racist, it's just a community group stopping crime by nigs, which is not a racist term, it just means lazy and shiftless. See? There's a totally rational explanation for all of this.

      • Toomush_Infer

        So…self defense?…

        • iburl

          That's how it was explained to me in my old Ron Paul pamphlets.

    • sullivanst

      Indeed. She simply doesn't think about how racist the shit she says and does is.

    • http://www.udargo.com MaxUdargo

      And now I feel guilty because I DO think in terms like that. God help me, as soon as I saw the bucket of fried chicken I thought of racism. I'm so ashamed. I wish I could be like Tara Servatius, and not be so racist in my thinking.

  • Fukui-sanYesOta

    Hey, did Tara Servatius loan her dictionary to that woman with the online sticker store?

  • Schmegeg

    So, WE are the racists. Priceless.

    • Trannysurprise

      Yes. The racist assholes simply tell everyone that that their racist shit is not racist shit and it magically turns the accuser into a racist asshole. See how that works?

    • GOPCrusher

      Don't you feel bad now?

    • teebob2000

      It's simply unfortunate that OUR Barry-addled minds make some sort of racist connection EVERYWHERE WE LOOK!!! We're just looking for racist stuff which makes US the racists.

      Damn my eyes!!!!

  • thumbcuff

    Silly Tara. Everyone knows KFC is from Utah. Like mormons.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    I can fap to this!

    • Baconzgood

      You can do it my friend. Think of the cucumber woman.

  • DrunkIrishman

    These conservatives really have some fucked up fetishes. I mean, I love Obama as much as the next guy, but I just fantasize about him flying through my bedroom window – none of this sex chains and chicken bullshit.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Yea, that comes after the flying in the window nekkid bit.

    • prommie

      Like Smithers!

  • BlackRhino

    Hey isn’t that an old Earth, Wind and Fire costume?

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

      Bootsy.

  • Bonzos_Bed_Time

    Bill Maher doesn't want an insincere apology for this, Tara. Just own it!

    • http://www.southsidejohnny.com/ Jukesgrrl

      Yeah, just once I would like one of these morans say, "Yeah, I'm a racist. A lot of people are. And we think that's hilarious." They can't even own their own thoughts, so clearly they know what they're doing is heinous. It gives me more respect for Skoal Rebel.

  • Callyson

    Regrettably, I didn’t think about the racial implications of the picture when I posted it. I simply have no sensitivity regarding the very real racial issues that so many Obama critics have. Fortunately some people do.
    /fixed

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Y'know, now that I look at it, Obama would have made a damn fine lead for a glitter rock group.

    Ziggy Kenyan and the Muslins from Indonesia

    • An_Outhouse

      as long as George Clinton is involved somehow. Obama Funkadelic!

      • Loaded_Pants

        Obamadelic! Bringin' the B-Funk!

        • horsedreamer_1

          The Ukelele Orchestra of Hyde Park.

  • WhatTheHeck

    Not racist at all. It would have been racist if the Colonel was in the picture holding the whip.

  • DoucheWillis

    The first paragraph of her bio on WRNN's site tells you all you need to know:

    "She is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill's School of Journalism who can tell you exactly where she was the first time she heard talk radio. She listened to her first show in the summer of 1998 while on her lunch break (Rush) and has been hooked ever since. For years she'd ignore the rumbles in her stomach to time her lunch break precisely to 12:07 every day, so as not to miss a minute of her favorite show. The rest is history."

    Racist, racist history.

  • Baconzgood

    “didn’t think about the racial implications of the picture when I posted it. I simply don’t think in those terms.”

    It was too subtle? Lying makes Jesus cry.

  • JustPixelz

    "I simply don’t think in those terms."

    She doesn't seem well-suited to work at a "think tank". WAIT! On second thought — see, I'm thinking! — she seems ideally suited to work at a conservative think tank. Can Secretary of Education be far away for this woman?

    • GOPCrusher

      Not in the Santorum Administration, because there won't be a Department of Education anymore.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    I simply don’t think

    Fixed yer statement for ya, Tara.

  • nounverb911

    Actually they meant to post a picture of Coulter in her work clothes.

  • http://www.counterpunch.org 4TheTurnstiles

    She may be convinced she doesn't think in "those terms," but she freely admits she hates teh gayz and "young voters." Especially the "urban" ones we presume.

  • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

    Does she weigh the same as a duck?

    [Just asking – not advocating that she be burned at the stake by an angry mob or anything.]

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Well, she floats…

      So does wood…

      • jqheywood

        And wood, like witches, and MORE witches, also burns…

        • Advn2rgirl

          Don't forget small rocks!

    • littlebigdaddy

      Who are you who are so wise in the ways of science?

    • GOPCrusher

      We could build a bridge out of her.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

      You needn't *advocate* it, FlownOver. We would *never* think in those terms, of course.

  • Canmon

    I've never really understood the fried chicken = racism thing. Everyone loves fried chicken. It's delicious. Plus, Colonel Sanders is a Southern white cracker if there ever was one.

    • DoucheWillis

      I myself enjoy a meal of fried chicken, watermelon and Kool-Aid, and I'm whiter than Newt Gingrich in a marshmallow factory.

    • Tilley

      How about the malt liquor thing, or the watermelon thing? Do you understand how those = racism?

      • horsedreamer_1

        He's saying a delectation in fried chicken is not unique to blacks in the south. Honkeys love that shit, too.

        • Tilley

          I know, I understand. Didn't mean to sound pissy. Sometimes we Suthren libruls, bein' a nearly extinct species and all, get a little skittish. No offense, as Mel Brooks once said.

    • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

      Me neither. As far as I'm aware, Kentucky never even had slaves!

      • Warwhatgoodfor

        They had some, but generally not more than 10-12% of the population, mostly in the southern part of the state. They never seceded, and provided twice as many troops to the north as the south. And yeah, I like KFC, even though my arteries shriek every time I get near it.

    • WiscDad

      I like fried chicken, malt liquor and watermelon…all at one sitting. I'm from Kentucky…that's called a picnic

    • http://www.southsidejohnny.com/ Jukesgrrl

      I never went anywhere where watermelon was more popular than it is in Japan. But Tara's probably never been out of Dumfuck County, North Carolina, so she wouldn't know that love of watermelon transcends racial lines.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

        Funny thing. I stopped eating watermelon in the US. I don't even know why, although now I think it might be the racial implications. The hubby-jubby LERVES teh watermelonz, but that's OK, 'cos he's a honky.

        • Tilley

          Well, there you go, my man. That's what I mean. As a vegetarian I do not partake of the fried chicken anyway, and watermelon is ok but never was my favorite fruit.

          Meh, this all reminds me of one of my favorite Mel Brooks lines, I think it maybe was a voice-over he did to promote "Young Frankenstein," and he said: "In black and white — No offense!"

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

            I will always lerve Mel Brooks. The funniest man alive (still).

            So, a question: The sisterbeast is a vegetarian also, or as good as. What do you guys do for iron, B vitamins, etc.? I'd look it up on Google myself, except Google isn't always available in the Outback (!!).

          • HuddledMass

            Spinach, isn't it? For iron, I mean.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

            That's IT? I'm putting Vegemite in everything because it has B vitamins, and I think I might be able to find some blackstrap molasses at a local health food store, but geez. Someone who's just had multiple surgeries needs plenty of iron to renew their blood supply, and I'm not sure how much spinach I can feed that stroppy, strong-minded woman.

            Thanks for the recom, though. Will work on finding ways to sneak spinach into everything.

          • LagunaB

            For iron – dark leafy greens, beans (soy is high), broccoli, potatoes. The best would be desicated liver powder from health food store in tomato juice with a spritz of lemon juice. Yes it is liver but in powered form. You only need a teaspoon in a large glass of tomato juice.It also provides minerals (zinc, etc.) that are also needed. Iron pills are hard to absorb unless they are chelated.

          • Tilley

            Spinach, pumpkin seeds, beans and rice, lentils, beets, and tofu cover just about everything you need. If she's not vegan, then cheese and other dairy plus eggs and she's fine. And (the best news I ever heard in this lifetime) — never forget that CHOCOLATE is full of antioxidants.

            =mmm-wah Frothy darling!=

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

            (Kisses the pretty lady WIV FEELING!)

            Thank you, darlz! That was simply wonderful. On the plus side, she loves dark chocolate and will happily eat a ton. On the MINUS side, she's a picky eater, but I now have a great idea for lentil soup with rice, spinach, tomatoes, and lots of herbs and spices.

        • LagunaB

          Try watermelon juice. It is delicious.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

            I try to get plenty of that stuff when I'm traveling in Southeast Asia, where you can buy fresh fruit juice made right in front of your eyes at just about any fruit stand. They don't seem to have freshly made fruit juice here. Just bottled stuff, with lots of sugar. (What is it with Aussies and sugar?)

          • LagunaB

            See further reply in thread re: iron. I thought I was replying to you. Been studying nutrition since the 60's.Sent from my iPhone

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Wait. For the last three weeks, all I have heard is how Conservatives never do anything bad, and only liberals like Bill Mahre, and Rush Limbaugh (who was forced to be a liberal because he cares so much about women not having birth control, or something like that), ever say anything bad. So…..

    Either the John Locke society is now a secret hoard of leftist….

    Or everything FOX News has ever told me is wrong.

    I just don't know what to believe anymore.

    • Stevola

      Well, FOX wouldn't lie. Someone said so. On FOX.

  • Pragmatist2

    "I don't think in those terms. I typically think of Negroes eating watermelon, not chicken," Sevatius elaborated.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

      Oh, you KNOW bitch didn't say "Knee-growz." She said KNICKERS!

      Do YOUR knickers eat watermelons, Miss Servatius?

  • Baconzgood

    A thick headed racist from North Carolina? Whoda thunk it..

  • CivicHoliday

    Indeed, when you do a google image search with keywords "fag chicken coon obama" that is, in fact, the first image.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

      No, it isn't. I checked.

  • Limeylizzie

    Maybe if you Googled ' Obama the slave eating KFC" that would be the first image that came up, cut her some slack, haters.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Someone should ask her to disclose what search terms she used to come with that as the first hit. Because that will really tell us "how she thinks". I bet $10,000 she refuses.

      BTW, bitch, Obama still looks good, no matter what bullshit image you Photoshop him into.

  • PeaceWithHonor

    "Think" tank

    • Gleem McShineys

      … that is a quart low on thinkin' juice

    • Tundra Grifter

      Chuck Grassley was surprised to find no history on the History Channel.

      I'm pretty sure there is no thinking being done at this Think Tank. The Tank is running on fumes.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

      More tank than think, I'm thinkin'.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    So, Obama's Southern strategy is to play bondage games while eating chicken?

    You have to admit, it worked for Lindsey Graham.

    • GOPCrusher

      Isn't it hard to eat chicken with the leather Gimp mask on?

      • Lionel[redacted]Esq

        That's what the zipper is for.

    • horsedreamer_1

      Porn n' Chicken, anyone?

    • SpiderCrab

      Lindsey Graham likes a nice Capon once in a while, so he doesn't have to practice birth control, but chicken? Hens?!

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

      Uh … (barfs) Lionel, hon, not to be picky or nuthin', but the thought of Lindsey in bondage gear is (urp) barfacious.

      Now President Hopey in ANY gear is enough to get half the population to fainting. Hell, NO gear, and teh strayt wimminz will be mugging him from every available vantage post. Not so much teh Lindsey.

  • CommieLibunatic

    What the ever-loving fuck!? My head exploded just at headline, let alone the "classic KFC racist joke ain't racist" mouth-farts.

  • MissTaken

    That image is terrible. Just think of the grass stains that Obama will get on his ass sitting like that. He really should've put a blanket down first.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Someone needs to lick them off, you're right.

  • Eve8Apples

    Tara Servatius: I simply don't do much thinking even though I work at a think tank. Thinkin' kinda makes my hair hurt. The only reason the Think Tank hired me is because I have large breasts and give amazing blowjobs.

    • prommie

      ALL blowjobs are amazing. Each and every one.

      • GOPCrusher

        Every time someone gets a blowjob, an angel gets their wings.

        • AbandonHope

          I don't recall seeing that cut of the fiilm.

    • http://www.southsidejohnny.com/ Jukesgrrl

      You might want to add that your post isn't sexist because you directed it to one specific woman and not to women as a group.

    • Whatever

      Ok, OK! Stop Right There!
      These can in no way be considered large breasts.
      Therefore the BJ's would come into question also. Thin lips?

  • Baconzgood

    I simply don't think in those terms.

    I simply don't think

    FIXED.

  • Fukui-sanYesOta

    Wow, she definitely doesn't think about race.

    Tara increasingly spends her radio time spewing hate about the black community and the majority of Charlotteans that voted for President Barack Obama

    I heard her recent “Baby Daddy” segment where she thought it was newsworthy to explain to young black women that they were basically scum because they have kids and they aren’t married. Another segment made fun of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and people that support civil rights.

    During her shows on Wednesday and Thursday she used the words black and white approximately 50 times. She had the audacity to try and say that ALL of the Black Voters in Charlotte are racists because they didn’t vote for a White Republican.

    She sounds dreamy.

    Did I say dreamy? I meant a godawful bigoted oxygen thief.

    • Tommy1733

      To me this just proves how interesting the human mind is – I mean there is no way that I could have become an adult and acquired those beliefs, yet here is another person, presumably with a normal brain, who does. That's the thing I guess, there is no protection for society from dumbism, except teaching kids the right things and not allowing nonsense to proliferate.

    • sullivanst

      But she doesn't think in those terms. Nosirreebob!

    • memzilla

      So we're in a post-post-racial society now? Gotcha.

    • GOPCrusher

      Obviously she was just taken out of context.

    • http://www.southsidejohnny.com/ Jukesgrrl

      Snark off: About television networks, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote, “These are public airwaves. The government is entitled to insist upon a certain modicum of decency.” I would love to hear him justify why this woman has been allowed to foment racial hatred on public airwaves for YEARS (she's been on the air since 2008). I would especially like to hear him explain how that photo contains a "modicum of decency."

      ADDED LATER: I see below that Fukui-san says her radio show ended in 2011 and she has now also resigned from her "think tank." I'm happy to see that although it might have taken more than three years, good sense has prevailed. I was amazed to see that in addition to being a graduate of UNC she previously educated in Catholic schools. Where does this kind of hate come from in people who have had every opportunity?

      • Fukui-sanYesOta

        Where does this kind of hate come from in people who have had every opportunity?

        I wonder about that as well. Sometimes I think it can be a product of being brought up in an environment with these attitudes present and not having to really struggle for anything; a kinda "my family did it but you're just too lazy" without ever having to understand the utterly grinding soul-destroying shit that is growing up dirt poor in an environment which tries to disenfranchise you at every turn. Then, alternatively, they could have simple, childish, "I'm better than you" attitudes just to bolster their own insecurities because they're too dimwitted and/or lazy to understand themselves.

        Then, of course, you've got yer straight-up racist dicks.

        I think this lady falls into the childish "I'm better than you" model.

        • http://www.southsidejohnny.com/ Jukesgrrl

          You're probably right.There ARE people who seem to think everyone has friends who own football teams.

      • http://whatisawatthedevolution.blogspot.com imissopus

        That public airwaves argument was actually the argument Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem were making a couple of weeks ago when they were calling for Rush to be banned. It opens up a huge can of worms.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          No question the country would be a better place without these hate-radio blowhards, but prosecuting or banning the likes of Limpballs would just turn him into a martyr for the cause. He's thoroughly disgusting, but letting him be disgusting out in the open is the better course of action.

  • HempDogbane

    "It was one of the first photos to come up on Google Images." Search: Obama KFC bucket green Condi boots chains drag large double dildo packing

  • Baconzgood

    Under the old rules I would have posted that this chick needs punched the the twat then dragged behind an ox cart. But that was under the old rules.

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

      Tempting, though, isn't it?

    • Toomush_Infer

      I see what you did there, Baconz….is this what not thinking is all about?…

  • barto

    That's a great defense! Geez Rush, where was this brilliant mind when you needed it?

  • WiscDad

    Hood? That's a fitting name.

    • Doktor StrangeZoom

      If the Hood fits, as it were…

  • owhatever

    Another Wingnut Citizen Journalist proves to be dumber than a slice of burnt toast.

    • Inchhigh

      Burnt toast libel!

    • fuflans

      but dumber than instructions for a hinge?

      i don't know. i just don't know.

      here at wonkette there are so many ways to describe the republican base and they are all so very good.

  • Fukui-sanYesOta

    And she's resigned. I expect she'll keep her hate-rant radio show though.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      I forsee a gig at Breitbart.com, where her job will be to keep Dana Loesch from getting fat.

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

      "Servatius grew up in Charlotte and is a graduate of Charlotte Catholic High School and the UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism."

      SAY…NO…MORE!

    • Barb

      Fului-sanYesOta, thank you for making me smile. You are a treasure.

      • Fukui-sanYesOta

        If I could repay just one percent of the smiles you give me then I'd be honoured.

    • not that Dewey

      From the article, per the Foundation's director:

      No one at the John Locke Foundation saw, read, or reviewed the posting or the image before the item was posted on the blog. We typically do not review blog items prior to publication.

      They don't read or review it — they just blindly throw some shit out there, see if anyone else reads it. That explains a lot of what we see coming from right-wing think tanks.

      • GOPCrusher

        That's called The Ron Paul Defense.

        • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

          I am willing to give the Foundation head a pass on this. He was very clear that had this moron not already resigned, she was going to be fired.

          • not that Dewey

            Fair enough. But perhaps he'll start reading the articles, now.

    • Doktor StrangeZoom

      Oh, dear. The Party of Personal Responsibility has been victimized yet again by relentless PC Bullies who want to destroy the First Amendment.

      That's gotta be about the 30th time this afternoon.

  • http://infrogmation.livejournal.com/ Infrogmation

    Wait, the "John Locke Foundation"? Congratulations, you've just made someone who died in 1704 ashamed of how backwards you are!

    • jqheywood

      I was going to post "LOCKE LIBEL!!!!?!?!",

      But that would be trite.

    • finallyhappy

      Wait, this isn't some reference to Lost?

  • HarryButtle

    First the Re-Nig lady, now this. Is it possible that they really don't know the meaning of the word "racism"?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Know, or care?

      • HarryButtle

        Well, at least they pretend to care, because they always deny it. So, I'm just wondering if the whole concept of racism escapes them. They don't comprehend that it's how you THINK that makes you a racist, not the words you choose. Just because you don't call him a "nigger" doesn't mean you don't consider him to be one.

        • jqheywood

          Did you all see that Key & Peele skit where the premise is that "racism" is the white equivalent of the "N-word"…they called it the "R-word", 'cause lord knows, "Cracker" just made folks hungry and "Honky" just made them laugh.

          • Biff

            Nobody laughed when Richard Pryor said dead honky, though.

          • Angry_Marmot

            I did, because he was looking at Chevy Chase when he said it.

      • Toomush_Infer

        No, really…it's just namecalling, the way Rove taught us – we don't understand this "racism" stuff….

    • Tilley

      Unfortunately, I know a butt-load of these people, and to them anyone who even says the word "racist" is the "REAL" racist, for saying the word "racist." So, in answer to your question: No. Which doesn't preclude them from BEING racist. (dammit! There I go again!)

      • SorosBot

        And the media goes along with their bullshit, accusing anyone who points out racism of "playing the race card", which is so much worse than the actual racism. I feel like smacking my head against the wall.

      • Lefty_Lucy

        You know who else couldn't say "racism" for fear of automatically losing the debate?

        • doloras

          Barack Obama?

    • GOPCrusher

      These are just the first volleys to see just how far they can go before the general election season heats up.

  • SorosBot

    And according to the article, Servatius (which sounds more like a name from ancient Rome than today, but I digress) spoke at a conference of white supremacist pro-secession group The League of the South. But she doesn't think in that way and didn't mean it to be racist, no.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      She's probably Latvian

      • horsedreamer_1

        Don't Retreat — Riga!

    • MissTaken

      You're racist for thinking that speaking at a pro-secession group of white supremacists is racist.

      • SorosBot

        True, next I'll be claiming that the Civil War (oops, I mean War of Northern Aggression) was about slavery and not states' rights or tariffs or some other vague mumbo jumbo, which really would make me racist.

        • Doktor StrangeZoom

          Even entertaining the possibility of claiming that would make you racist. And now you've made me think about it, so dammit, you made me a racist too!

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

      Servatius santorum.

      Conjugate.

      • jqheywood

        Isn't that still against the law in South Carolina? You know, misconjugation?

  • Gleem McShineys

    Here is the biggest, most disgusting aspect of all of this:

    These people are taken seriously.

    • Tilley

      But only by the alien monkey-brained people.

      • GOPCrusher

        Who are allowed to vote.

  • el_donaldo

    John Locke was right; the mind is a blank slate. And it looks like it's staying that way at the John Locke Foundation.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      For some, a blank white slate.

    • Toomush_Infer

      For some, a blank Etch-A-Sketch…

  • http://www.wonkette.com Chill-A-Sketch

    What kind of sick fuck photoshops the President's head into Ann Coulter's body?

    • doloras

      Thank you for an Ann Coulter joke which didn't involve tranny-bashing.

  • Baconzgood

    I would advised her to say, "I just Googled Obama getting a bite to eat before going to The Rocky Horror Picture Show".

    This is why I'd be a great spin doctor.

  • qwerty42

    Tara Servatius says she “didn’t think about the racial implications of the picture when I posted it. I simply don’t think in those terms.”

    She is in the south and is unaware of "those terms"? Has she been living alone in a cabin in the woods, with no communications to the outside world since she was a child?
    Whether or not she thinks in those terms or not, is her argument that she is either so obtuse or so ignorant she doesn't even know this other world exists? Or, maybe, the people she most often talks to are so into "these terms" she forgets that others find them distasteful. Even (gasp) racist. Hard to believe, since the only racists she has ever heard of are blahs.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

      Psst: She's lying.

      • qwerty42

        Well, yes, but the excuse is so childish … oh heck, it is probably the only thing she could think of when the picture was traced back to her.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      I think your latter conclusion nails it with these twits: they're so immersed in white supremacist culture that they don't even see it. Posting this sort of shit comes as naturally as breathing, so it's sort of true that she "doesn't think" this way. She didn't think "oh, this is a nice, racist image, perfect for my racist objective." It was a pure "ha, ha, this is funny!" moment, like that Federal judge forwarding an email that he found funny. There's a complete lack of self-awareness regarding the inner moral failure that allows it to seem tunny to them.

  • Baconzgood

    I'm not racist. Alot of my friends are chicken eating black transvestites

    -Tara Servatius-

  • prommie

    You have to be pretty fucking not-racist, to be able to tell nigger jokes without the racism even occurring to you. Thats the most non-racist person in the world, the person who can do that.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      These people can tell polack jokes without disliking (or even knowing) anyone of Polish descent, and to some extent the nigger jokes come just as naturally to them.

      When I was a kid in the lower grades, polack jokes were our stock-in-trade. As time went on, we wised up, and transistioned to dumb blonde jokes. (There's something about "Did you hear about the dumb ____" jokes that requires a minimal level of political incorrectness. "Did you hear about the dumb Martian…" delivers the gag, but fails to be funny.)

      The reason these goobers, even as adults, have a 7th-grade bathroom sense of humor is that they never advance beyond a grade-school level of social awareness. Growing up with adults like this as teachers, preachers, and parents, any kid who does show signs of racial sensitivity or tolerance is going to get picked on, not encouraged.

      As adults, they really and truly don't get it, and hammering home the message to an adult is very difficult. You have to get to them at an early age, but the notion of educating kids to be tolerant generates especially vicious politics. Immigrants may want their kids to move on to a better life, but goobers want their kids to be goobers as well.

      • JimNauseam

        Wow. Well said. I thinked I just chubbed a little.

  • hagajim

    1. I didn't know drag queens wore chains, 2. You are a racist bitch; 3. Why do they even apologize? Everyone knows that next week yet another racist meme will come out and they'll go round and round again. Just fucking own the fact that you're a bunch of hillbilly racist fucks and leave it at that.

  • Biff

    Nope, not racist at all. Now if it had been either Church's or Popeye's, now that would've been racist.

  • Not_So_Much

    Oh. So she's a victim in all this. Seeing that a lot these days from the poor Wingerz.

    • Doktor StrangeZoom

      Why should she be blamed if OTHERS think her perfectly innocent racist image is racist?

  • http://livebythefoma.blogspot.com Pop_Socket

    "I simply don't think in those terms." is the "I only had two glasses of wine, ociffer." of racist excuses.

  • prommie

    Did I ever tell you female Wonketeers that I am so sexually chaste and pure, my mind is so completely above any prurient intent, that I can actually stick my penis inside you (any orifice), and it will not even be sex, because my mind just doesn't work that way. C'mere, I'll show you. . . .

    • Fukui-sanYesOta

      It's not even rape if you don't think in those terms.

      • Tilley

        Rapists and racists are people too, my friend. Sort of. Okay, maybe not.

  • HelmutNewton

    So every single week since 2008, a GOP/right-winger has sent/posted a racist picture of Obama. And in every one of those hundreds of instances, the poster's response has been "Who me? Racist?".

    I'm beginning to sense a pattern here.

    • GOPCrusher

      Which, of course, make you a racist.

  • prommie

    Has anyone ever suspected that in the South, they might not have exactly the right conception of what the word "racist" means? Like, maybe they think it means "someone who regularly kills blacks for sport," and they are ok saying "I am not a racist" as long as they only approve of killing blacks who get uppity?

    • SorosBot

      Or are walking in a rich neighborhood while armed with Skittles.

      • prommie

        Gotta admit, thats pretty uppity, walking around like you own the place, and looking white people right in the eye!

        • ChessieNefercat

          "…looking white people right in the eye! "

          My stomach just crunched up reading that, because exactly that really did get so many people killed, and many people really want those days back, judging by the horrifying comments on fox nation regarding the murder of Trayvon Morris.

          Yes, Ms. Servatius, you're a racist.

  • Guppy

    Because "flamboyantly cross-dressing" means the same thing as "gay."

  • not that Dewey

    "What? You don't like John McNaughton paintings?"

    -Tara Servatius

  • Tundra Grifter

    I think we should all be very, very happy she quit her job before she looked for a Google image of Santorum.

    This is NOT a hint to you Wonketters, by the way.

    Please DON'T!

  • cheetojeebus

    She just folded logic into one of those neat origami cranes then set it on fire with her laser eyes. Quick somebody draw a hex on the floor and kill a goat or we are so gonna be fucked.

  • mermera

    What are the folks at the John Locke Foundation doing to deal with the obvious sexual frustration shown in that assembled likeness of the president. That must be difficult to cope with and is probably why there are so many high level perverts in the republican ranks. I bet that audio from scenes in "Pulp Fiction" and "Deliverance" are used as ringtones on the office phones and who knows what they use on their cells. I guess Smegma was vocal about routing porn as some sort of atonement, you know, kinda like a hall pass for the boys on the hill.

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    I wanna work at a think tank. I'm at least as smart as this bitch and I think it will sound impressive when I talk to ladies in bars.

    • Toomush_Infer

      Right Wing Think Tank: Hahahahahahahahahahahah….whew!…hahahahahahahah….whew….stop!….no!…hahahahahahaha…..

  • OneYieldRegular

    If this is Tara Servatius' notion of "drag," she's never going to get the lead in La Cage Aux Folles.

  • PatrickInNC

    If you think you're mad now, you should read her "apology" in full on her Facebook "public figure" page: http://www.facebook.com/TaraServatiusOnline

    Oh, but you can't criticize her "apology." Because she deletes your reply and blocks you.

    At least you can still message her via her personal page — http://www.facebook.com/tara.servatius — to let her know she's a thin-skinned hypocrite. :-)

  • Tilley

    And the poor guy's been spinning in his grave for about 300 years now.

  • BlueStateLibel

    Anyone remember the wingnuts lecturing us: "Even if you disagree with Bush, you must RESPECT the presidency." Whatever happened to that?

    • GOPCrusher

      Bush=white
      Obama=black

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

    Dear John Locke Society: Beware false prophets! "John Locke" is Smoky!!

  • stncmchnc

    I think that is an old photo of me with Bamz head on it. I must say it is an improvement.

  • MadBrahms

    Is this what gay marriage really looks like? I always thought it involved more two-car garages, joint gardening, sitting at the breakfast table drinking orange juice, and filling out tax returns together.

    Maybe I'm just too straight to realize that it's really nothing but chains and sex swings and 50 gallon drums of lube.

  • johnnymeatworth

    Good thing he's not holding any Skittles in that picture or she might have shot her computer.

  • rickmaci

    Hmmm. From the looks of the picture, sans chicken bucket that is, I'm wondering just what terms does she think in? Just another Reptardlican with a wicked kink in the proverbial chain?

  • Biff

    John Locke was my favorite leader of the island, on Lost.

  • user-of-owls

    Down here in the lower latitudes, a phrase you hear a lot is, "The South is different." To which I really need to begin responding, "Yes, yes it is. It is more vicious, willfully stupid, hateful and fetid."

    I bet they'll like that.

  • Antispandex

    '…southern political strategy of courting young voters, 70 percent of whom support gay marriage.'

    OK, so, this picture was an anti-gay strategy? Well, that explains alot. Makes it much more palatable too…as a southern political strategy.

    • joobajooba

      Yeah, but she simply does not think in anti-gay terms.

  • HippieEsq

    Having seen this Obama-in-Chains picture, I am pretty certain I made out with THE ONE at this kinkster fest a few weeks ago (http://www.darkodyssey.com/winterfire/home.html). And oh man, now that I can connect the dots, the blonde holding the leash was definitely JILL BIDEN (hot hot hot).

  • carlgt1

    Has it occurred to anyone that the spirits of John Locke & Edmund Burke & even Cato are bloody sick of being associated with the dumbest people that evolution or Holy God has ever produced?

  • Limeylizzie

    She is a real piece of work.
    http://freecharlotte.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/tar

    • Tundra Grifter

      She doesn't "see race" – but it sure looks like her GayDar is fired up and workin' overtime.

  • IceCreamEmpress

    She doesn't see race. Or hear it when someone explains it to her, apparently.

    Only in Winglandia is total and complete igmo incompetence considered a "get out of racist jail free" card. OH SORRY I'M TOO STUPID TO BE RACIST PLEASE KEEP READING MY PUNDITRY EVEN THOUGH I'VE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT I HAVE THE IQ OF DOG FECES

    Does that work with professions other than punditry? OH SORRY I REMOVED THE WRONG KIDNEY–I JUST DON'T SEE TUMORS!

  • Doktor StrangeZoom

    "She’s a fun one."

    Well bless her heart.

  • Troglodeity

    Right. And Romney's dog enjoyed the ride.

  • Troglodeity

    How odd. I just did a Google image search for "Obama in drag" and that image didn't show up at all, let alone as "one of the first photos to come up."

    • Fukui-sanYesOta

      However, if you search on "obama gay" without the quotes, there it is in the top row of images.

      She's a lovely lady.

    • ChessieNefercat

      Try "Obama in sparkly drag and chains with bucket of KFC that totally doesn't look racist."

  • Tundra Grifter

    When the John Locke Foundation shows "Roots!" do they play it backwards so it has a happy ending?

    • IceCreamEmpress

      !stooR

  • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

    The best part of the lies in the "apology" is that this moron thinks normal people are stupid enough to believe it and knows conservatives are stupid enough to believe it (or at least parrot it even if they realize it is a lie).

  • ElPinche

    Sometimes I really hope Barry throws whitey in FEMA camps during his second term. Hey Tara, fuck you racist League of the South-attending crack ho.

  • Gopherit

    Wow, Hopey's packing an armadillo in that picture. Dick Cheney would be jealous.

    You have to give her credit. She has her Colbert impression down pat…."Is he a man of color? Good sir, I submit that you are the true racist for seeing the bucket of chicken and assuming his race!"

  • ChessieNefercat

    "I simply don’t think…"

    You could've stopped right there, Ms. Butterbrains.

  • Tundra Grifter

    I looked at that John Locke Foundation website. Another charitable entity, no doubt.

    What in the world is a "Meck Deck?"

    More like a "Dreck Deck."

  • C_R_Eature

    Really, people. It's not because the President's Black. It's not because the President's Black. It's not because the President's Blaack.

    It's because the President's Black.

    EDIT: Ooo! Ooooo! And he's a Democrat! Not like that nice Boy Allen West!

    • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

      "Boy" being the operative word here.

      • C_R_Eature

        I added that in at the third edit. It really seemed to top the post off.

  • Barrelhse

    I saw a picture of Tara on another website. Some people would find it mean of me to say: "If my dog was that ugly, I'd shave his ass and make him walk backwards!"- but I simply don't think in those terms.

  • rocktonsam

    Lets all welcome Merikkka's newest ASSHOLE!1!

    Tara, Attorney General Holder on line 1 and

    Corporate attorney representing KFC on line 2

  • Gopherit

    She's right about one thing……I typed in "racist pictures of Obama" into google……and this wasn't even in the top 100.

  • EmileZoloft

    This looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    Not much thinking going on in that tank.

  • bflrtsplk

    Well, now, that was fun. Am I the only who has become numb to the nonsense coming from these "people?"

  • Redhead

    Oh please. If the John Locke Foundation doesn't think in racial/racist terms, then I'm a magic flying unicorn who sneezes glitter and feeds orphans every time I blink.

  • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com FROTHY

    Yeah, sure it's racist.

    OTOH, Obama's pushing quite a basket, there.

    • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

      He can come over to my place, and I'll give him all the fried chicken he wants, if you know what I mean.

  • Warwhatgoodfor

    This sweet lady has been known (and photographed) attending meetings of the league of the south as recently as 8/2010. Google SPLC league of the south for more information on this white-supremacist neo-confederate bring back slavery in an independent south sovereign citizen hate meisters. As ugly as it gets. As she doesn't think in those terms? She doesn't think in any other terms, so for her, this would be pretty mild. Also got to wonder about this John Locke bunch. I got all this info in under five minutes.

  • hidflect

    My respect for the Constitution demands I support her right to endlessly wail in the unblinking digital void her cyber screams of shrill rage and despair before finally winking, unnoticed out of existence for eternity. But I won't mourn her absence.

  • fuflans

    alright no one is saying this and i will and please do not ban me mom:

    hahahahha bitch lost your job in a crappy economy in a very unstable industry cause you are unreconstructed racist tool.

  • Negropolis

    Everyone loves Kentucky Fried Chicken! And look, Tara Servatius says she “didn’t think about the racial implications of the picture when I posted it. I simply don’t think in those terms.” She’s a fun one.

    How do they keep getting away with this? You're caught red-handed, and you just totally deny the obvious? It's not even the weak "I had a sudden lapse in judgement". It's straight-out either "what I did wasn't racist" or "I am not a racist, thus anything I've done, do, and will ever do can't be racist." It completely lacks logic.

  • http://whatisawatthedevolution.blogspot.com imissopus

    It's probably been said here already, but oh for fuck's sake.

  • http://whatisawatthedevolution.blogspot.com imissopus

    his southern political strategy of courting young voters, 70 percent of whom support gay marriage.

    Nothing particularly southern about that strategy, you nitwit, although if that number is correct then maybe there is some hope for the south after all.

  • Local_Mojo

    Maybe someone has noticed her photo. She looks like SHE has blah heritage. Crazy goes to a whole new level.

  • ttommyunger

    Tara? Fucking perfect. This ignorant cunt has got some serious jungle-fever issues but is nowhere near self aware enough to recognize it. Prolly considers herself a proper southern belle, but still wipes forward and wears pee-crusted panties for a week at a time. Spare me.

  • elgin_pelican

    needs moar waffles

  • EBGrey

    The boldness of Ms. Tara Servatius is something to behold. Rather than cop to being the latest Republican caught trafficing in racist internet posts RE the President, Servatius not only doubles down, she tries to turn the tables! No more of those half-hearted "I am sorry IF! my email offended anyone" apologies. No sir. Ms. Servatius "doesn't think" in such racist terms, and, by the way, shame on those who assume she does. She is repellent, but I fear her stance will be emulated in the campaign.

  • DahBoner

    To be fair, a Conservative think tank has already stolen their best ideas from the Middle Ages, Idi Amin and the Khemer Rouge, so that leaves a lot of free time to photoshop stupid, racist cartoons…

  • http://www.gurukalehuru.wordpress.com gurukalehuru

    Actually, I don't see the problem. Barry totally rocks the look, and I do love me some Kentucky Fucking Chicken.

  • generationsgogreenllc

    "At the time, I was searching for a picture of the president in drag to illustrate his southern political strategy of courting young voters, 70 percent of whom support gay marriage. It was one of the first photos to come up on Google Images. Regrettably, I didn’t think about the racial implications of the picture when I posted it. I simply don’t think in those terms. Unfortunately some people do."

    Ooooh! So she only thinks in bigoted terms when it comes to gays and the people that support them. Gotcha.

  • JimNauseam

    And "n****r" means "lazy person", right?

  • ibwilliamsi

    Why not just say that he's courting young voters? The young voters are the Nation's future. How is disenfranchising them for overwhelmingly supporting gay marriage going to keep them from becoming middle aged voters?

    When will they EVER figure it out that ridiculing and forbidding something that people support is only going to make them fight to support it more?

  • professorcastillo

    She "just never thinks in those terms!" How sweet. What a sweet girl to have no idea what racism is…

  • user-of-owls

    Of course not, that's what makes them all so [redacted].

    You know where you hear that "The South is different" line? From the assholes who populate places like the fucking "Institute for Southern Studies." Vest your interests much, you cunts?

    We have the same fucking deal down here at my shop: "The Center for the Study of Southern Culture (sic)."

  • AbandonHope

    Ooooh, "redacted" is a GREAT euphemism. But I suggest removing the brackets and just using it as a direct substitute:

    "Oh man, that is SO redacted!"
    "What are you, some kind of dact?"'

  • user-of-owls

    Right about now, I wish you would sigh a terrible dearth.

  • Barb

    Six weeks, no sessy time. Luckily, the surgery was six weeks and one day ago, lol. God, does it seem like six weeks already?

  • chascates

    Time flies on Wonkette! Hope all is well with you.

    Eat some chocolate EVERY day.

  • Barb

    I just had some chocolate, lol. I ate chicken tacos and some Hershey Symphony bar. Tasty stuff.

    Hope all is well with you.

  • AbandonHope

    Apologies — I wasn't trying to be sarcastic or anything, just making a bad joke.