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Radio Wits Have Fine Chortle Over Chinaman Running For Office

Eh, it's not their fault, probably confused him with the dude from 2 Broke GirlsHaw haw, there is a man named Nate Shinagawa and he is running for Congress if you can even believe such a thing, which these sparkling wits at WYSL cannot. Now, they don’t actually say “Me Chinese Me Play Joke” during their bit on Shinagawa’s hilarious Japanese heritage (per Right Wing Watch, he’s third generation American), and in fact the most sober of them tries to explain that it’s really just because Shinagawa is a young pup with no life experience (beyond the state county legislature, community organizing, and health care, of course), not the fact that they can’t even pronounce such a furrin name! But that’s sort of belied by the hilarity of the whole thing, which you can heart to your heart’s content right where it says “read more.”

They love you long time, Nate Shinagawa! We — eh. We were really hoping you’d be hotter.


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    1. Terry

      Lots of lovely shrines, too. Including one that was part of the start of the samurai legend.

      1. HateMachine

        What, the 47 Loyal Ronin? Those are only the baddest motherfuckers in the history of history. Technically their graves are next door in Minato-ku, though.

          1. HateMachine

            It's sort of a mismatch when you consider how bloody the whole story is, but a pretty fitting tribute to Japan's biggest role model for loyalty after Hachiko (who also got a pretty sick statue).

          2. DemmeFatale

            Is that Hachi, the Akita?
            My Japanese student tells me that it's a popular meeting spot in Tokyo. As in: "let's meet at 6:00 by Hachi's statue."

          3. HateMachine


            The statue is pretty iconic and right by the station, which makes it ideal as a meeting spot.

    1. FakaktaSouth

      Yeah, like that Nathan Forrest dude, the one who started the Klan? If they found out that he was named for him, I betcha they really would love him.

      Oh this racism is killing me today, now Japanese style.

      1. prommie

        I like Nathan for his take on military tactics, isn't he the one what said "get there fustest with the mostest?

        1. FakaktaSouth

          That, and "one sheet per person, we're losing this god damned war ya heah, we can't just be going around giving out new ones every time you set yourself on fire with that burning cross asshole." He was quite efficient.

    1. prommie

      I have always wanted to own a restaurant, just so I could have miso soup in the menu, but I would call it "miso horny" soup.

  1. Estproph

    I am kind of surprised that they didn't call him Wang Hung Low or Too Long Dong or something similar.

      1. HateMachine

        How good are they, out of curiosity? Every time I go to Japan I tend to stay mostly in Hanshin Tigers' territory.

  2. AlterNewt

    You know, if people are going to persist in not being white and male, the very least they could do would be to keep to themselves. This has got to stop.

  3. Nostrildamus

    From RWW's article: "Note that Nojay’s comment about the “People’s Republic” refers to Ithaca and is one of the few things from the segment that isn’t racist."

    Y'know, when mocking a Japanese-American as being from the "People's Republic" is the unracist part of your segment, you're really a very special asshole.

    1. actor212

      There are swaths of NY that make Alabama pop off their John Deere trucker caps and go "Dayum!"

      If memory serves, the 23rd CD is where the Mormon Church was founded by Joe Smith

  4. Billmatic

    He looks like a very sweet and caring young man, ready to make a difference for his country. He's sure to be irrevocably corrupted by party machinery, they like it when they're young, dumb and full of hope.

  5. sbj1964

    So you think your Kung fu is better than my Kung fu? I show you round eye! I now your Shogun in Washington.

  6. Mittens Howell, III

    "He's gonna lose because he hasn't done anything with his life"

    Money quote from a wingnut radio host.

    1. va_real

      "He's gonna lose because he hasn't done anything with his life".

      If gays have gay-dar, shouldn't it follow that Losers have Loser-dar?

  7. Larry McAwful

    The People's Republic of Japan? Really? Well, I guess the only way to fight against the menace of creeping political correctness is to mock anyone who complains about xenophobia, and to be overtly racist

    Tom Reed's racist friends have nothing to fear from me, though. I sincerely believe that bigotry is protected by the First Amendment, just like pornographic My Little Pony fanfiction.

  8. Callyson

    Yes, let's play some furrin' sounding music in the background. That wouldn't be playing with racism at all.


  9. Callyson

    OK, I know it is juvenile to make fun of someone's name, but…

    Nojay? As in, this guy gets no va-jay-jay? Well, that would explain a lot…

  10. SayItWithWookies

    Hey racist radio hosts — you know what happens to denizens of a powerful and influential country once they start giving away all their assets to rich greedheads, not taking care of their citizens, squandering lives and treasure in pointless wars and resting on their laurels for decades? Go look in the mirror and see if you can come up with an answer, assholes.

  11. SorosBot

    Why did I listen to that? I want to smack those racist douchebags, especially once they start going, "ha, people will call us racist, but we're not! Now let's claim that his name is impossible to pronounce even though it's said exactly like it's spelled and play stereotypical Asian music!"

  12. GregComlish

    Gotta love the rapid response of the sound tech mixing in the 1960s ching chong china beats in the background. Did they tell him to queue it up in advance? Or do they just have that one residing on the sound board in case of Asian Democrat?

        1. FakaktaSouth

          For the phallic car masturbatory illustration material? I'm not sure that's exactly what I am, um, yeah, okay that works too.

  13. DonnyKerabotsos

    That Don Imus impression would work better if Nojay wore a cowboy hat full of stringy gray hair.

  14. iburl

    The next time somebody says "Democrat" when they should have said "Democratic" I will personally shove chopsticks up their 直腸 sideways.

  15. Guppy

    If Japan is a "People's Republic," who did Barry bow to in order to get the Teabaggers so upset?

  16. GregComlish

    Off topic: Are all Wonketteers getting blanketed with sexy ads for Or is this one of those "smartly targeted" ads that's just telling me what I want to hear?

    1. Baconzgood

      I was afraid to mention it. Considering the wierd sites that I frequent, it wouldn't surprise me if it was a targeted add.

      We've gone from "don't eat meat" to "I'll eat your meat".

    2. radio-of-owls

      I get Chex. A fucking box of goddamn gluten-free fucking cereal. I find it very difficult to masturbate this. Furthermore, I am dubious that any finger-banging Thursday night take-downs occur at a Chex® Party Mix.

  17. Antispandex

    This just in, the candidate was heard to respond, "Yes, I'm very impressed that he can pronounce my name. Can he pronounce "Blow me you red neck shit stick"?

    See, that's how it would go if people REALLY had free speech.

  18. anniegetyerfun

    I thought we already learned in 2008 that "community organizers" don't have any REAL RESPONSIBILITIES. Unlike mayors of Methland.

  19. fartknocker

    Bill Nojay looks like he's got more chins than the Tokyo telephone directory.

    Also, Bill has apparently not read two important Chinese proverbs: Man who lives in glass house should change clothes in basement. Or, crowded elevator smells different to midget.

  20. rickmaci

    Sorry one quick question.

    What the hell kind of name for a racist asshat is "Nojay"? What the fuck is that? Maybe it's OK because it rhymes with KKK but I can tell you it sounds like he is trying to hide something.

  21. Goonemeritus

    He is in the district next to mine, the soon to be Congressman will have the last laugh.

  22. Supremectjester

    Since the airwaves belong to the people (not the People's Republic of Ithaca which is what the talking but unthinking heads were actually referring to), perhaps the FCC ought to look into pulling the station's license since it appears to be spreading racial hate.

  23. real_dc_native

    I work with a few Asian people. They have names like Wang, Yu, Ming. How the hell am I suppose to pronounce those names? Give me common European names like Ottokar Přemysl!

  24. glamourdammerung

    This is the best the Republicans can come up with. That is really the worst part of the story.

  25. ttommyunger

    So, Neal Boortz announces his retirement and Bill Nojay rears his ugly head. Is there no end?

  26. Negropolis

    After about the third "Democrat primary" I just stopped. I can take a lot, but I can't take that.

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