THE SOUTH SHALL RISE AGAIN  12:02 pm April 24, 2012

How Could They Cram So Much Racism And Sexism Into Just One Lawsuit Against Paula Deen?

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Would you like more butter on your hot garbage?It seems — it is possible — that diabeetus queen Paul Deen is perhaps and maybe not the nice lady she pretends to be on her television program, “Cooking Hot Garbage With Paula Deen.” Lisa Jackson is a woman who worked as a restaurant manager for Deen for so many years, turning around a failing business in such an accomplished manner that Deen’s brother Bubba (because of course) fondly called her his “little Jew girl” (for being so awesome at money). She was danged good at her job, is what we are saying! But Jackson finally had enough with the getting manhandled by Bubba, who was always morning-drunk-on-bourbon-from-a-Styrofoam-cup and having him show her so much porn constantly and always getting told by him about how she should give blowjobs, and getting paid a fraction of what male managers a rank below her were getting paid for far less work and responsibility, and trying without success to shield her black employees from constantly getting called “niggers” and “monkeys” and being told they couldn’t use the front door or the white bathroom or work in the front of the restaurant and SO MUCH MORE, and she complained FOR YEARS about all of it and nobody cared, and she finally quit and filed a lawsuit. All props to Lilly Ledbetter, but the Lilly Ledbetter Act that mandates equal pay for women should have probably been called the Paula Deen Act, if you could find a way to fit all her horrible racism into it too.

Here, have some Tuesday racism.

That was fun, right? There are like nine more examples of those, but we couldn’t fit them all in one screenshot.

As for the sexism — in addition to the porn and the sexual harrassment — Jackson got paid less than male managers below her general manager rank, plus they got vacation, bonuses, and retirement, which Jackson didn’t get because duh lady. When she asked for proper compensation, she was told Bubba would never countenance a skirt gettin’ paid like the big boys. And Paula Deen knew about all of it, and Bubba’s her brother, and her gross sons and sons’ friends worked there too and pulled the same shit, like with the calling of the African-American employees “monkeys” and other such hallmarks of a racially transcendent workplace that could in no way be sued for a hostile work environment or basic civil rights violations. Go ahead and read the lawsuit. It’s a corker! Paula Deen for president and stuff.

Jackson- Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint

 
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Barb April 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

If Paula Deen was President… Meatballs would be considered legal tender.

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

But only if battered in buttermilk and deep-fried in lard.

Jus_Wonderin April 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I suppose to make change we'd need to carry around heavy cream(?)

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

And cheesecake. Lots and lots of cheesecake.

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

*looks up from eating meatball sangwich*
They're not???

OkieDokieDog April 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Needz moar buttah!

johnnymeatworth April 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Did he refer to her giving him a handjob as "bustin' up the chiffarobe?"

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Just so's he could git his Dapper Dan all over the hair, yes.

WiscDad April 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I'm wondering if Boo Radley is gonna put a kitchen knife in him

prommie April 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm

All that stuff, thats just heritage, its not hate. Just that southern heritage.

DemmeFatale April 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Texanna agrees.

MrsBiggTime April 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

But the heritage is hate, bless their hearts.

OneYieldRegular April 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm

We could really use a new General Sherman about now.

LiveToServeYa April 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm

To be fair, Sherman's problem was that he didn't burn enough of the south.

Veritas78 April 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

One of history's oddest quirks is that Sherman ends up as a liberal pussy.

freakishlywrong April 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

My, this will take at least ten sticks of butter, y'all, to gloss over.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

To grease up an entire Texas jury, you're gonna need a big tub of the stuff.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Turn off the a/c in the courtroom. Same diff

Ann_ObeyMe_Money April 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Gonna ram it, ram it, ram it, ram it up yer poop chute!

Yeah, I know what to do with that butter, Ms. Dean.

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Bubba sounds like your average Texan. What's the big deal?

Jus_Wonderin April 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Hey now. <g>

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

……..aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this is why the Rest Of US hate Tex-Ass…..ceptin' Austin – luv U Austin!!

mavenmaven April 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

If only Lisa Jackson had worn one of those Confederate Flag dresses all the time, she might have been better treated by Bubba and his klan.

ifthethunderdontgetya April 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Paula Deen?

Did somebody say Doughnut Burgers?

"Let's come down here and put our sandwiches together."
~

Spurning Beer April 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm

The woman deep fried a lasagna.

A fucking lasagna.

freakishlywrong April 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm

The Neeleys are not amused.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Apparently, Paula's secret ingredient is hate

HippieEsq April 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I sentence Bubba to 10 years of licking butter off of his sister's water-bed like torso.

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I'm not sure he'd consider that a punishment.

Guppy April 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

What would he consider it? A Tuesday?

Dashboard Buddha April 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Georgia, natch

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Hullo, south! Been there, done that!

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

And this is different from his usual weekend, how?

Not_So_Much April 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

It doesn't explicitly say so, but Herman Cain has gotta be involved in this somehow.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Near! Near! Near!

Lascauxcaveman April 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Human Resources and Management Practices consultant. He's one of the best.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

9 cups sugar, 9 cups buttermilk, 9 sticks butter.

Designer_Rants April 24, 2012 at 1:34 pm

He taught Bubba how to say, "You wanna job, right?"

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Herman Cain delivers the "used food" Paula & Bubba re-cook and serve!

bnerd85 April 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Bubba? People name their children that. He was doomed to be a failure from day one. I'd bet my life savings he'll be wearing dentures and drinking moonshine on an episode of COPS any day now.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Bubba Libel!

Ann_ObeyMe_Money April 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

SHHH! Watch yourself, Biel_ze_Bubba's hangin' out in this thread!

PubOption April 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

In the amended complaint his name is given as Earl W. 'Bubba' Hiers.

Geminisunmars April 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Earl!? That's almost as bad as Bubba.

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I thought all southern boys had to have Wayne, Lee, or Ray somewhere in their names.

FuzzyPlushroom April 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

You're not gonna fuckin' believe this, but the 'W.' is actually short for Wayne.

WiscDad April 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I know a guy named Cooter. Legal name. From Texas. I love the south.

LiveToServeYa April 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Presumably, his mother didn't want him to forget where he came from.

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Thank you, Texanna.

NellCote71 April 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm

And that is different from naming your son Tucker, how?

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I had a friend whose real first name (like on his birth cerfiticket) was Junior. Needless to say, he has since changed it.

Sir_Fartz_Alot April 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

your move pat buchanan

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm

So, where is this restaurant? Martha's Vineyard? East Hampton?

WiscDad April 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Savannah…been there…ate that

OneYieldRegular April 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

South Hampton. Deep South Hampton.

DemmeFatale April 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I always suspected that Paula and her idiot sons were uppity.

freakishlywrong April 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Um..duh..Savannah fucking Georgia.

Biff April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Say no more, say no more…

Mumbletypeg April 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm

"IN PEACH HIM!!1!.."

horsedreamer_1 April 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm

RuPaul Libel!!!

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

We spent a very nice long weekend there on a "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (which is to Savannah as Elvis is to Memphis) pilgrimage.

Very much like Charleston. Nice town, good food, friendly people.

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Years ago, the former Mr. Tessie and I went to Charleston for a vacation. The tour guide was gushing about all the LOVELY ancestral houses with ballrooms and balconies and LOVELY heirloom gardens and blah blah blah — and while this was going on, an elderly, poorly dressed, disabled, African American man was slowly, painstakingly dragging himself across the street with his cane. I muttered under my breath, "Nobody else sees him, do they?", and the FMT shook his head No.

After we got home, FMT described Charleston as "what happens when Republicans are allowed to run unchecked".

b[redact]opple April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

What in hell is a Bethesda Boy?

Joshua Norton April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Now y'all jist leave Miz Deen alone. After all, ain't it enuf that she has to deal with havin' the "sugars" all day long? She's bound to get a little cranky every now and then.

Biff April 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I consider myself to be among the fortunate, in that I'd never even heard of her before the stoopid media made a big fucking deal about her coming down with diebeetus.

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm

She's a staple on the Food Network, which pisses Anthony Bourdain off to no end.

Blueb4sunrise April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

a vendor who traps wildlife (e.g. racoons)…

?

Lascauxcaveman April 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Yeah, I don't get it either.

Everybody knows raccoons come from roadkill.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Some them don't die right way *spit*

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Don't die the right way? Is there a Halal way to kill a raccoon?

MissTaken April 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I thought I didn't have enough coffee this morning and misread that. Nope, it really says they had a vendor to trap wildlife.

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

This needs to be more clear. Is the vendor getting rid of pests, or supplying the restaurant with meat? It's the south so I am not sure.

Lascauxcaveman April 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Is the vendor getting rid of pests, or supplying the restaurant with meat?

Yes.

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

When I lived in North Carolina, the police and the homeless shelters had an agreement that any deer killed by car would be checked by a vet for health reasons, and then donated to the homeless shelter for venison.

In all the intervening years, I have not been able to figure out whether this is gross, awesome, or if it's somehow both.

Lascauxcaveman April 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I see roadkill deer along my road probably a couple of times a year, and am just *so* tempted. And it's not like these things are crushed and splattered, they never actually go under the car that hit them. They just look like Bambi taking a nap in the ditch. With the neck bent back the wrong way.

I even have some really good knives at home, and a block and tackle hanging from the railing of my kids' tree house. I know it sounds gross, but y'know, fresh venison, man.

Instead, I just call my semi-employed neighbor, Bob, who's done it a few times already.

justkillmenow April 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Y'all haven't heard of Billy the Exterminator? Class act, that one. http://www.aetv.com/billy-the-exterminator/

PubOption April 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm

It could be worse, he could be selling squirrel.

WiscDad April 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm

If you haven't been there, racoons in the south are about the size of a one year old Labrador and they're fucking EVERYWHERE.

BornInATrailer April 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm

See, I'm guessing this was a vendor who, entirely (maybe) unrelated to his business, traps as a hobby. And this trapping includes racoons.

You flatlanders.

SexySmurf April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Needs more ham in the face!

ifthethunderdontgetya April 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Youtube has a cornucopia of Paula Deen hilarity.
~

Pat_Pending April 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

She's got a niggra touchin' her!

MissTaken April 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Uncle Bubba's restaurant sounds like the perfect place for our hero, the Confederate Flag Prom Queen to jump-start her career.

SorosBot April 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

It's probably where Texanna went for the pre-prom dinner.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

And then, when she's done with Bubba, she can wait tables. Win-win.

Biff April 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

She could be their official ribbon-cutter at grand openings!

Steverino247 April 24, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Blowing truck drivers?

Designer_Rants April 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm

You wanna job, right?

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

But that's Bubba's job already!

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Goddammit Paula y'all, I wanted to like you. But now I can't. The end.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Occupy the butter dish!

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Occupy the toilet after visiting her restaurant!

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Wait, so is this suit why she came out of the closet as a diabetes sufferer?

forgracie April 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Amazing something like this could happen at UNCLE BUBBA'S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER HOUSE.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Just stay away from the bearded clams.

You don't want to know where they been at

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Her recipe for bacon-wrapped deep-fried sticks of butter is to die for.

freakishlywrong April 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm

topped with rich, creamery chocolate..

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Smashed between two donuts.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Needs more butter

Ann_ObeyMe_Money April 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

No room.

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Y'all forgot the lard and Velveeta topping.

freakishlywrong April 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

With 2 all beef patties marinated in mayo-nayse, y'all..

starfanglednut April 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

And lovingly frosted with glucose.

chicken_thief April 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Literally.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Now now, you folks are getting all het up over nothin'

For example, telling a woman you want her to blow you is code for "Needs more butter." And calling a black man "porch monkey" is just code for "Needs more butter." Give them woman a break! She's sick!

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I thought it was code for "You want the job, don't you?"
Somebody needs to write a teabagger dictionary and phrasebook (even if Amazon.com does screw them on the ebook pricing.)

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:33 pm

"You want the job, don't you?"

TRANS: "Needs more butter"

See?

Jus_Wonderin April 24, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I am so confused now. A team member just asked me about a next task and I heard "Needs more butter".

chicken_thief April 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Well open wide. If the team member gets a confused look on his face, head for the diary aisle.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm

You're only in trouble when your advice on handling the task is "Needs more butter." It's only going to work about half the time.

ManchuCandidate April 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

It seems the only person Paula wanted to look like by rubbing up against him was the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Mission Accomplished!

chicken_thief April 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

With that hair-do, I thought she was going for the over inflated Kenny Loggins look.

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

"always morning-drunk-on-bourbon-from-a-Styrofoam-cup"

Thank goodness that kind of thing never happens around here.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

STOP JUDGING ME!

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I use a proper glass, because I'm classy.

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Pinkies up!

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 12:56 pm

My Uncle Throckmorton was over 80 and never needed glasses.

He could still drink straight from the bottle.

[Thank you! Henny Youngman!]

Biff April 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I know! Hiding it in the Starbuck's cup fools everybody, every time.

chicken_thief April 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I like my coffee very weak. About the same color as Jack Daniels. In fact, exactly the same color as Jack.

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Maybe you should pretend it's "tea."

chicken_thief April 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Tea?! Too Euro soshulist commie faggy….

Dumbedup April 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm

At least in the car!

Designer_Rants April 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Elitist.

prommie April 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I've never enjoyed imbibing in the AM, it interferes with the sheer joy of a happy-hour martini or three. But I have known several people who all used the same camoflage, they would drink straight vodka on ice from McDonalds soda cups, in the morning.

Designer_Rants April 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Axl Rose doesn't understand the A.M. Drinker's camouflage concerns.

imissopus April 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Not at all. I prefer getting stoned in the morning.

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Wake 'n' bake!

Ann_ObeyMe_Money April 24, 2012 at 1:07 pm

(Hits the vaporizer, hard) Wut u say?

Sharkey April 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Yah, I just drink it straight from the bathtub.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money April 24, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Well … you may be an elasmobranch and all, but don't you *swim* in that stuff alla time anyway?

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm

It's astonishing how fast your day goes bye when you have a tall boy for breakfast.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money April 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Tall, short — it don't make no never mind.

Ann_ObeyMe_Money April 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Speak for yourself, John.

donner_froh April 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I like my morning pick-me-up from a pint bottle in a brown paper bag.

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Styrofoam? How gauche!

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Because *your* cups are china?

MissTaken April 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Well of course Bubba had to call his staff 'coons', all the 'wetbacks' got the hell out and went home to Mexico.

DaRooster April 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Great… now I have to rename my dog.

Blueb4sunrise April 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

You named your dog 'Paula'?

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I think Rooster means he's going to name his dog "Paula".

Ann_ObeyMe_Money April 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

*Some*body just won his most recent case.

WiscDad April 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Don't rename it…eat it. I'm sure you can use the racoon recipe

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I'll promise you this – it won't taste like chicken.

Advn2rgirl April 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm

You have a dog named "Bubba"?

SayItWithWookies April 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Geeze — and I thought her cooking was the most horrifying thing about her.

GOPCrusher April 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Actually, from what I've heard from people that have gone to her restaurant, Paula Deen really isn't a racist. She treats all of her employees like shit.

vodkamuppet April 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm

So the deep-fried butter bacon-wrapped sausage cheese ball lady with diabetes comes from a family of racist redbeck white trash. I've been living under a rock for my entire life so I'm shocked by this news.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Going out on a limb here, just on a hunch … but I bet $10,000 the Deen clan klan is Republican.

Texan_Bulldog April 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

I remember in 2008 she did have Michelle Obama on her show and she (somehow) managed not to call Michelle a coon. They must have liquored Bubba up enough so he'd be passed out during the taping.

chicken_thief April 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Because think of the children!!!

ttommyunger April 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Trying hard to give a fuck about this gravy-slurping twat and the people dumb enough to associate themselves with her…..trying……. trying…….FAIL! On a brighter note: rediscovered one of my favs on Current TV mornings (DirecTV Ch 358): STEPHANIE MILLER! Evil hates to be laughed at.

freakishlywrong April 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I'm enjoying that as well. And Bill Press before her.

ttommyunger April 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I think Bill is smart and his heart is in the right place, but something about his voice and delivery grates on me. I think I suspect him of being a pussyfart and I have a real problem with that kind. Prolly a character flaw on my part…..I have many.

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

But he's 70+ like you – so you two can talk about the grandkids!

ttommyunger April 25, 2012 at 6:08 am

I don't talk much about my grandkids and have little tolerance for those who do; another of my flaws.

proudgrampa April 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I'm with you, Tommy – really difficult to care about this, though I feel kinda sorry for Lisa, who probably felt her employment choices were limited.

ttommyunger April 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Shit, I feel sorry for all of them, even Paula. She's cooked and eaten herself into a bad end. Money can only do so much for one's health.

redarmyzombie April 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm

As someone who's family has a predisposition towards diabetes, I do feel bad for her health situation, regardless of the choices she made.

That said, racist trash is still racist trash.

ttommyunger April 25, 2012 at 6:10 am

…whether rich or poor.

Texan_Bulldog April 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Woo hoo…I guess we've run out of political stories to discuss & we're moving on to celebrities (or lame B-list personalities). Wonkette is becoming TMZ.

Geminisunmars April 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I, for one, am enjoying the lull.

MoeDeLawn April 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I'm witchew. A day without alin-pay is like a day without peritonitis.

weejee April 24, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Paula who?

CrunchyKnee April 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I went to a Uncle Bubba's "restaurant" in Marietta, Joja once…nice homey place with pictures of George Wallace on the walls, and all the sweet (corn syrup laden) tea y'all could drink. The kind of place Texxana was probably conceived in.

Advn2rgirl April 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I spent a summer in May'rhetta once. Finest kind o' people.

mayor_quimby April 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I beg your pardon, sir, as a southern transplant who has come to love Sweet Tea, which is really the only kind worth making, I must defend its honor. Sweet Tea is never made correctly with corn syrup/sugar, but only with pure, lily white sugar – preferably Dixie Crystals.
GOOD Day, Sir!

SorosBot April 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Who would have thought I guy named "Bubba" would be a hardcore racist and misogynist?

vodkamuppet April 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Haven't you ever seen Forest Gump? Bubba was the shit. Knew all about those shrimp.

Biff April 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Shrimp are like a box of chocolates?

vodkamuppet April 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Never know how many eyes you're gonna get?

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

More Corexit-Sauce for your deformed-shrimp-scampi, dear?

MissTaken April 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm

My cousin's husband's little brother is named Bubba. Fucking hell, my family is white trash.

SorosBot April 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

And you're the weird one, what with your going to college, living in the city, not having a bunch of babies, and traveling around the world and everything.

BornInATrailer April 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Wow, that must be really difficult.

-looks at own screen name-

redarmyzombie April 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I feel you pain, MissTaken. I really, really do.

EtchySketchy April 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm

No amount of butter can make this shit taste good.

PeaceWithHonor April 24, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Fox news sez: This lawsuit is the result of government overreach. We may not like the conduct but states should be allowed to decide. The free market will deal with racist businesses, as they will not be able to hire qualified employees.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Putting on my lawyer hat here, I have to wonder how all the racist crap is relevant to her gender discrimination suit. It paints an ugly picture (which is the whole point, of course), but a lot of this stuff might not make it into court.

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm

The racial discrimination is a component of a hostile work environment.

The pay discrimination she can sue for back pay due to the sexually discriminatory nature of it; the racial discrimination and sexual harassment she can sue for pay after she left because it amounts to constructive dismissal. Plus she can sue for damages.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Might be a bit of a reach, but there's precedent under state laws.

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Different state, of course.

Jackson's case doesn't match up with that precedent too well. There was no perception that she was black, in the complaint they do indicate that her Sicilian father is tanned enough that Bubba's reaction to seeing a picture of him was "he looks like a nigger". The complaint also highlights she has half-African American nieces. Perhaps more significantly she was in a supervisory role over African-American employees, so the racism expressed in her presence – often also in her supervisees' presence – clearly affected her work environment in a direct and negative way, which was compounded by corporate management's knowing refusal to act to curtail the racism.

Jus_Wonderin April 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Is Hiers a German name?

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

His grandfather dropped the "tl" sometime in the 1940s.

NorbertsRevenge April 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

This reminds me, we haven't heard much about Butterstick for a while.

phlox✔ April 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Here's your (sad) update…
On 19 March 2011, Knut [Butterstick] unexpectedly died at the age of four. His death was caused by drowning after he collapsed into his enclosure's pool while suffering from encephalitis.

ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!

BornInATrailer April 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm

How did we never get that update from Ken on a Friday?

mayor_quimby April 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I'm demanding my office fly their flags at half mast tomorrow.

BaldarTFlagass April 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Didn't George Zimmerman's friend recently say that "coon" was a term of endearment? I don't see the problem. And how could Bubba possibly know that Lisa was of the Hebrew persuasion, with a last name like "Jackson"?

Geminisunmars April 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm

He was just saying that ironically.

mayor_quimby April 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Zimmerman's friend was the first, only and ever bla(h)ck person to say that coon is a term of endearment among the darker amongst us.

sullivanst April 25, 2012 at 8:51 am

And of course prefixing it with "fucking" just makes it so much friendlier.

freakishlywrong April 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Has Bourdain weighed in yet?

OneYieldRegular April 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Anthony – or Ruth?

starfanglednut April 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Tried to, but Deen broke the scale.

IncenseDebate April 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Diabetes is latin for dumb fat Southern redneck.

Mumbletypeg April 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

It's like in that movie! Behind every Princess Buttermilk, there's some vile Prince HumperDICK lurking and ready to foul up the outcome.

James Michael Curley April 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Next up, Lisa P. Jackson (Director USEPA), slams Uncle Bubba's Oyster and Seafood House, Inc. for dumping so much grease and cooking oil the shrimp in the gulf have no eyes.

Jus_Wonderin April 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Honestly, I have always thought (until this Tuesday) that Paula would be the perfect actress to portray Ms. Piggy…in any proposed (hopefully never) posthumous retrospective of this gifted muppet.

Biff April 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm

She's just a pastels pallette of pancake makeup away from being a televangelical's wife, ya axe me…

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

But Ms. Deen *is* willing to play Ms. Piggy in "Muppets" parody-pornos…

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Nah.
Kathleen Turner, and I say that absolutely without a shred of insult.
She's got the curvy figure, the long blond hair, the extremely turned-up nose, and the fabulosity and sex appeal.

Wile E. Quixote April 24, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Don't you have that backwards?

actor212 April 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hey, Editrix? Why did you put a photo of Newt Gingrich up with this post about Paula Deen?

M. Bouffant April 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

… Uncle Bubba's is seated right on the scenic marsh of one of Savannah's …
Scenic.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Blueb4sunrise April 24, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Dern it, had breakfast not too long ago and am hungry again.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Needed more butter, obvs.

Sassomatic April 24, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I don't have any evidence to back this up, but Paula Deen eats black children.

BornInATrailer April 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm

C.H.U.D. libel!

teebob2000 April 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm

What a beast

Ann_ObeyMe_Money April 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm

A HAMbeast.

chicken_thief April 24, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Too bad Georgia doesn't have a "Stand Your Kitchen" law. It would be fun to watch Bubba walk back a monkey reference while staring down the barrel of a surveyor's .45.

Guppy April 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Butter: because lard has just gotten way too damned "foodie hipster" these days.

Redhead April 24, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Holy crap. So the first part really wasn't exaggerated or sarcastic or anything. That's really what it says.

Well, I'd boycott Paula Deen, but I never felt the desire to purchase anything cooked by (or follow a recipe by) that fake-nice lardass.

Sharkey April 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I feel bad for Ms. Jackson, but think what it must be like to be Bubba's niece or nephew.

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Seems the nephews are liking it just fine. They're eager members of the "Boys Club", according to the complaint.

Dumbedup April 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm

See, the problem with crackers is, even when you find a jolly, friendly one, scratch em' and there's a fuckin' klansman underneath. Every time.

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Guess there really is just too much racism and sexism in the complaint to fit in one itty bitty Wonkette post without tl;dr'ing it.

'Cuz our Editrix left out the part about Paula Y'all's ideal "true southern plantation-style wedding" for her brother… with service staff comprising "a bunch of little niggers wear[ing] long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties", preferably tap dancing. "But we can't do that because the media would be on me about that" (not because it's fucking racist as all hell, Paula?)

Hey Paula, would you like this cake? The frosting's extra thick. Here, let me deep fry it for you. Yes, I'm sure it'll be fine with your condition.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

She's trying to build a franchise, for pete's sake.

LiveToServeYa April 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Proof that the South shall *not* rise again anytime soon. Except if it's Paula Deen's cooking, then it'll probably come up right quick.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I get the feeling you're not talking about her cakes.

Tundra Grifter April 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Nobody makes a white bread, butter and white sugar sandwich like Ole Paula. Or Bubba.

DemonicRage April 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm

This is what happens in America when you leave the 99% and join the 1% ruling class. People come out of the woodwork to make up stuff and file lawsuits against you. Bitch should have followed the Romney rule and shifted her assets to Caymen Island and Swiss numbered accounts, where it can't be touched by the riff raff.

Mojopo April 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I don't trust anyone who cooks with soup. Especially not my mother. They are sneaky and deceptive!

Troglodeity April 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Ah yes, Uncle Bubba's Seafood: 4.5 out of 5 dip cans in the latest Skoal Rebel Guide to Restaurants

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

"Uncle Bubba's has the biggest spittoons in the South – on *every* table!'

-pg 45, 2012 edition

Magister April 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Savannah is one of my favorite places to visit, but this doesn't surprise me.

ETA: Of course the story is about Paula Deen and her brother, but there's also a regional attitude at play and maybe as a result of this lawsuit, they'll evolve.

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Your optimism is endearing.

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Upfisted solely for having the Ocracoke Lighthouse as your avatar.

Man0nTheStreet April 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

eewwwwww!

StealthMuslin April 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Behind the scenes at the International House of Klancakes.

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm

When approached for comment, Ms. Deen was out of the office. Staffers stated that she was out shopping for a prom dress.

Wile E. Quixote April 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I just noticed that Paula Deen is the same shade of orange as Speaker of the House John Böhner. What are they, oompa-loompas? I demand to see their long-form birth certificates.

Wile E. Quixote April 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Is it just me or does Paula Deen look like she's been exposed to a fatal dose of Joker venom?

Thedongsofwar April 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

MORE BUTTER!

LESS CIVIL RIGHTS!

WHY DO MY FEET HURT SO MUCH? WHO TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS?

BZ1 April 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Notice she has Michele Bachmann eyes

mayor_quimby April 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I am going on vacation to Savannah later this summer (I know, elitist) and I will pay $100 to Paula Deen's restaurant there if her and Bubba will call me a nigger to my face, on camera.
I seriously will pay, it's hard to get old-fashioned home-cooked racism in the south these days, and this would make me internet famous for at least 90 days. And then Paula and I will laugh and laugh and laugh…. then I set her restaurant on fire and walk away in to the antebellum scented night, whistling Dixie.

VespulaMaculata April 25, 2012 at 3:42 am

Well, here's a new cause for Palin: the lamestream media "lynching" of poor Paula Deen.

LeAlbatross May 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Paula Deen, next Alton Brown…And now watch, Giada has ties to Burlesconi…

nowave June 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Rand Paula Deen.

Designer_Rants April 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Needz moar fried.

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

That's why it's a stretch. She claims injury due to the treatment of employees who are not in the same protected group … but the racism could be ruled irrelevant to her claim. Or not… which is what makes this interesting. (Try to imagine that they were balls-out racist pricks, but gave her the full "Southern Gentleman" treatment… would she still have a case due to the hostile environment? If not, why is it relevant here?)

sullivanst April 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Way I see it, she had a duty to shield them from that kind of behavior, which she pursued with at least ordinary diligence (I'd say extraordinary given her intervention in Bubba's more violent outbursts against the black employees), and the company's officers had a fiduciary duty to support her efforts to do so, which they failed to pursue with even slight diligence.

But then, I'm not a Georgia juror, am I?

Biel_ze_Bubba April 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm

No question the racism made her job impossible, which is how it might be relevant. (And I think it would be, under the letter of the law.) I just don't know of any case where the plaintiff was not a member of the protected group. A white male supervisor bringing this action would be quite the test case.
Not a Federal case (yet…), so a Georiga judge gets first dibs.

tessiee April 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

That is mathematically correct.
"Needs more butter" is the answer to exactly half the questions that could possibly be asked in the known universe.
The other half are, of course, answered by, "Needs more books".

djneedlz June 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Since you end up hanging the meat from a hook in your barn for a few days anyway, roadkill venison is no different from bullet-killed venison, except that you don't even have to field dress it and haul it to the parking lot. I swear someone needs to sell some deer-guard / hydraulic lift combo that both creates and retrieves decent roadkill in one fell swoop.

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