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RNC Delegate Offended That a ‘Mexican’ Works at Epcot Center’s America

Good point guysAw, look at this nice picture of Mark Harris and his wife, who had a nice time in Florida until they went to the Epcot Center at Disneyworld and were shocked, shocked, to find a Mexican employee working at the American pavilion, which “showcases different cultures in the United States.”

We will admit that we are a little baffled as to the source of this Epcot worker’s Mexican-ness. Was he wearing a sombrero? Doing a Mexican hat dance or the cucaracha? Or perhaps he simply had a Hispanic last name—like, say, “Rubio”? Unfortunately, the Harris’ blog is lacking in this kind of detail.

From Think Progress:

The local GOP in Snyder County, Pennsylvania has rushed to disavow Harris’ overtly racist comments. County Commissioner Malcolm Derk told The Daily Item, “Americans are people of any race, color or heritage. Cheers to the individual working at Epcot for showing what a true American looks like.”

What a surprise, that a couple believing in “very conservative principles” and the “Republican platform” feel that they have a monopoly on American expressions of authenticity, and have determined that there is no room for “Mexicans” in their vision of America. But for purposes of “bias,” we’ll remind you that there were literally thousands of RNC delegates that didn’t throw peanuts at black women, talk to empty chairs, or post racist screeds about Mexicans on their blogs.

UPDATE: Wonkette operative “Suzanne” emails: “Nametags at Disney always display your ‘origin’… the guy at Epcot would be Mexico City, Mexico, etc.” Just taunting wingnuts, aren’t they?

[Think Progress]

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  • BeefHardcake

    The story should have ended with that couple getting pummeled to within an inch of their lives and left in a dumpster somewhere.

    • AbandonHope_

      Wow, you remember Epcot very differently than I do.

      • BeefHardcake

        What, you mean that WASN'T the real end of the tour? And all these years I just thought Walt Disney was a dick!

    • miss_grundy

      So, let me get this straight: He was offended that a Mexican works at Epcot but the RNC passed a measure in their platform for Puerto Rico to become the 51st state. Would he have been less offended if the latino had been Puerto Rican?????

      • Callyson

        Statehood for Puerto Rico–good.

        Statehood for DC–bad.

        FFS…

    • ibwilliamsi

      Too bad it wasn't Miami – they could have been the opening murder for Dexter this season.

    • Negropolis

      With votes, of course.

  • ChernobylSoup

    Just last week Mrs. Harris shot a Navajo woman while buying bingo cards.

    • metamarcisf

      How she got into the bingo cards, I'll never know.

  • bumfug

    They were confused by the entire concept of "culture"; their entire experience with it has been in their yoghurt. Haha, just kidding! They never eat yoghurt!

    • DaveJ

      Not with that weird foreign-looking "h" in it, anyway.

    • MissTaken

      Like good Real Americans, they eat yogurt and only if it's the kind that makes you poop.

      • SorosBot

        Now I've got the thought of Jamie Lee Curtis pooping in my head again; ew.

        • Facsimilesmiles

          Jamie Lee Curtis is pooping in your head? AGAIN?

          Ew, indeed…

  • Barbara_

    Just wait until he finds out that there hasn't been a white Disney Princess since Belle, in 1991.

    Jasmin: Arab, introduced in 1992
    Pocahontas: Native American, introduced in 1995
    Mulan: Asian, introduced in 1998
    Tiana: African American, introduced in 2009

    Times they are a changing for the better!

    • BeefHardcake

      They were SO white! (They just had really nice tans and stuff.)

    • writemeblue

      Rapunzel, 2010. Totally white/blond, although fairly awesome. Brunette at the end, but still.

      • Barbara_

        I didn't happen to see Rapunzel. Thanks for the update.

        • writemeblue

          lol – totally didn't mean to sound snarky. It's a good soundtrack, if you have a 6 year old girl… Ol Mark and Irene are NASTY. Their blog. Oy.

          • AbandonHope_

            I won't deign to look at their blog. It's a beautiful Friday, the day before a stormy Labor Day weekend (which is great by me as I love storms), and nearing the end of the work day. No way am I going to spoil that by reading what a couple of racist fascists wrote.

          • Barbara_

            Writemeblue, I have three granddaughters and I need to keep up on the latest Princesses.

          • IceCreamEmpress

            Rapunzel in Tangled is great, because she can use her hair like tentacles, whips, etc., and she's all action hero.

            Merida in Brave is my new favorite, though (displacing Tiana, who was my previous favorite because she's a hard-working entrepreneur and also a frog sometimes).

          • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

            "Brave" is pretty amazing animation. My wife and I went to see it mainly because she is hooked on the "Brave" edition of the mobile game "Temple Run." She likes to berate the little running/jumping Merida figure like a Disney Evil Godmother while she plays it.

          • TribecaMike

            Like most Pixar movies, I had to watch it twice cuz the first time I was checking out the incredible ways they can render textures.

          • http://www.wonkette.com Tangled sin tax

            Well that was worth a coffee snort out my nose. The image of a grown woman evilly cackling while making a cartoon character on an IPad run around frantically is the Best of Day.

          • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

            "My legs are tired! Too much jumping!"
            "Stop complaining, bitch, and collect the gold!!"
            That is verbatim. Thank goodness she only does this at home.

    • AbandonHope_

      Well, technically you can include Rapunzel (Tangled) and Merida (Brave) in that group now, and both of them are white (indeterminate European and Scottish, respectively).

      On the other hand: Scottish! Her accent alone makes her awesome.

      • writemeblue

        Merida rocks because she doesn't get married or even have a boyfriend! LOVE.

        • AbandonHope_

          I hadn't considered that, but you're right, that's pretty awesome too. Heck, half the point was that she didn't want to get married.

          From a dramatic standpoint, the "big reveal" moment in Tangled takes my breath away — excellent visual direction and score, not to mention 3-D modeling. I never imagined we'd get to the point where you could plainly see a look of astonished realization on a computer generated character's face so well.

          • emmelemm

            And yet, Mitt still doesn't seem quite human…

          • AbandonHope_

            This is 2012: our computer generated characters transcend the uncanny valley, while a real ostensibly human Presidential candidate wallows stuck in it.

        • zumpie

          In fact the only love she does "find" is a newly close bond to her mom.

          BTW, even if all the Disney Princesses of the past 20 years WERE caucasian, I'm sure these two douchebags would still hate them:

          !) Belle – intellectual outsider who looks past superficial facades and tells the jerky hutner dude to get lost.

          2) Jasmine – not only an evil Muslin, but is unimpressed wtih vulgar displays of materialism and stands up to her dad.

          3) Mulan – shows brains win out over brawn and beauty doesn't have to conform to one narrow standard. Her resourcefulness and unselfishness ultimately saving not just her father and her platoon, but an entire nation.

          4) Tiana – a strong, determined young woman who overcomes both racial and gender bias of the times to achieve her dreams. Her admirable qualities inspire others to be better as well.

          I'm sure any Puggie would be horrified by such disrepsectful uppityness.

          • FlyOverGirl

            Mulan = cross dresser.

      • SorosBot

        Although those are computer animated films, not traditional Disney animation. And there was also Esmeralda from Hunchback – who was a Gypsy, so maybe technically white but not normally treated as such by Europeans.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

      Finally this year there was Merida, the ginger heroine of Disney/Pixar's "Brave"! Pretty fun movie, actually. But yeah, that guy should have been in a perpetual state of offense for the last 20 years. Thank goodness he's not a Michigan cop, or he would have filled that Darkie Mouse that startled him on Main Street full of lead!

    • tessiee

      In Belle's defense, she was shown in one of the opening scenes of the movie reading a book while walking down the street.
      You gotta love that.

    • Steverino247

      When we visited the area where Pocahontas lived, my granddaughter stuck her head in all the buildings, calling her name. "Maybe she's out in the woods gathering food for her familiy?" "OK!" and we left.

    • Negropolis

      Yeah, but even Belle totally hooked up with a Beast Noir, race traitor!

  • Jus_Wonderin

    Really, now. Do these fucks have USA shoved so far up their asses that it is pressing Florida deep into their brain parts?

  • Franknflower

    Only in America would one go to an amusement park to visit America.

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      Real corporate America, too… those smiling faces are painted on because there's a fuckin' check at stake.

    • Lot_49

      Engnhgn…Eurodisney? A 'cultural Chernobyl," to be sure, but très populaire auprès des Grenouilles

      • ChernobylSoup

        Ahem.

      • bobbert

        Okay, to be more precise:

        Only in America would one go to an amusement park in America to visit America.

    • WhatTheHeck

      Look, if it ain’t got no ride attached to it, then our children can’t learn no historical shit.
      These here parks are the encyclopaedias of today.

      • glasspusher

        Suggested rides for Dixie Disney?

        • Boojum

          The "Nigger Necktie"?

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

          Mssrs. Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman's Wild Ride.

          Still too soon?

        • tessiee

          "Escape to Moonshine Mountain"?
          It could be a car painted with black primer with the headlights painted out.

          • glasspusher

            Yeah, that or the “Hold my beer” thrill ride…

        • tessiee

          Sherman's flume ride to the sea?

          • glasspusher

            Get down and dirty at the Robert E Lee's quagmire , then freshen up at the Jefferson Davis “you're all washed up” water world!Defend your states rights as the Feds march in! (Rubber bullets only please for kids under 8)

        • vodkamuppet

          Trail of beers?

      • glasspusher

        "The roller coaster inside McClellan's mind"
        " the overseer's magic cotton field"
        "The 'keep the wimmins and n*ggers in their place' fantasy land". ( you must be this white and male to ride this ride"

        • valgal2342

          "It's A Small Mind After All" – Conservative Hall of Fame?

          • glasspusher

            You've got my vote!

  • OkieDokieDog

    Maybe if that Messican had served them some chili cheesy grits it would have been okay?

    • sati_demise

      only if the chile is left out. Cheese grits, fine.

    • Stevola

      Or if he was mowing the lawn

  • orygoon

    More peanut throwing, huh.

  • http://www.wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Epcot has a exhibit on Romney's lawn care?

  • SorosBot

    But he's not racist – at least not according to the modern conservatives' standards, where you can only say someone is racist if they run around screaming the n-word or are actual members of the KKK.

    • Shellwith2Ls

      Or if you point out that racism exists.

      • IceCreamEmpress

        Yes, the argumentum ad "Whoever smelt it, dealt it" is getting a real workout this election cycle.

    • MissTaken

      Gawd Soros, quit being so racist against the racists.

    • Willardbot9000_V2.5

      Now Soros…remember, only people who call racist wingnuts racists are racist. It's also not racism to point out Obama's deep-seeded hatred against whitey, particularly when discussing how the black panthers hate whitey and they're terrorists. Not racist at all…just like when Bob Jones in their textbooks wrote about the KKK being good Christians who were upset about moral decay, not because they're deeply fascistic racists? See, no racism here…settle down.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    "No hablo ingles, Señor."

  • friendlyskies

    I hope they had the class and refinement to demand the gentleman's birth certificate.

  • Dr_Zoidberg

    When they say 'American' they mean 'white'.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

      Was that for the children in the audience?

    • Willardbot9000_V2.5

      That would be the definite implication, yes…pasty assed crackers. I can't believe it's 20-fucking-12 and these people are bigger racists than even their parents. It's supposed to be that each successive generation is less racist than the previous to prove we're not devolving into apes but these fuckfaces want to repeal the 14th Amendment which has been settled for 140+ years!

  • RadioBowels

    "I was shocked when I saw "Rubio" speaking that Spanish talk last night!"

    • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

      And yet when Mark harkens back to that 'Rrrrico Suave' singer from the early 90s with a sneer … Irene gets strangely quiet.

    • Arborista

      I was shocked to see Craig Romney speaking Spanish. Nice way to remind folks about his Grandpa George bein' a Mexican polygamist…

  • Goonemeritus

    The real tragedy is that even in an injection molded approximation of our country racists can’t have their fantasy minority free

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      Wait… this isn't a sim?!

      Holy fuck… I haven't rebooted in 43 years!!

  • http://www.wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

    The good thing for the Harrises is that the were so busy with the Mexican, they didn't get to the next part of the exhibit and see that there was an Irishman there.

  • http://twitter.com/bookofruthless boobookitteh

    I've never been to Disney World (a fact of which I am inordinately proud). Do they really import workers from all over the world to be in their little displays? That seems excessive to fly in special beer-maidens from Germany and cheese-eaters from France.

    • JerkCade

      From what I understand (admittedly very little) the foreign missions of the various countries handle a sort of "who wants to work in America for a year?" outreachy-type program for their youth. Not sure what the criteria are beyond a generally toothsome appearance and the ability to withstand a year in central FL.

    • AbandonHope_

      In fact, they do.

      And WDW is really quite nice, as long as you understand what it is and what it is not. Anybody who goes to Epcot thinking it bears any resemblance whatsoever to actual foreign travel is obviously deluded; but I will admit that sometimes it really is nice being wrapped up in an idyllic fantasy world, provided you remember it's just that.

      And then you get the bill.

      • shelwood46

        I had dinner in "Morocco" once. Ground beef with powdered sugar is surprisingly delicious.

        • AbandonHope_

          You know, this is a bit of a topic shift, but I'm amazed Disney hasn't done something like the "World Showcase" but with a bunch of Disney worlds instead. Like a real-life version of the "Kingdom Hearts" games. Seems to me they'd make a boatload of money from both kids and nostalgic adults alike.

      • zumpie

        I'll agree—WDW is really a quite awesome vacation. Their food is actually excellent and (again, former event planner and renowned boutique hotel chain employee) their hotels are probably the best run I've ever stayed at.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        "sometimes it really is nice being wrapped up in an idyllic fantasy world, provided you remember it's just that. "

        The problem with GOP fuckwits like the Harrises is that they don't know it's a fantasy.

    • gullywompr

      Moroccan belly dancers FTW.

    • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/2012/06/introducing-bad-note-millstones-of-jazz.html Chet Kincaid_

      Not unusual, it's how we used to do World's Fairs and Expositions. EPCOT is just a "permanent" one.

    • SoBeach

      I live pretty close to Disney, I have a whole bunch of kids, and I can count the number of times I've been to the Magic Kingdom on one hand. And the last time doesn't really count since I was only there to run the half marathon.

      With that said, Disney is very, VERY good at what it does. It's a perfectly sanitized, pretty, and ingenious make believe world where everyone is happy and everything glistens. It's not really my kind of thing but I can see why people love it. Of course, the price of a three day stay with hotels, food and park admission for a family of four will run $2,500 easy. And that doesn't even count airfare.

      Fun fact: No one has ever died at Disney World. Really. If you were to suffer a massive coronary standing in line to ride Space Mountain you'd be whisked away through their tunnel system and be pronounced officially dead "off-property".

    • kittensdontlie

      Of course you have never been to Disney Epcot, if you had, you would have known other country's populations originate in Epcot, not vice versa,….at least, that is what the americentric R-idiots believe.

    • Negropolis

      I've never even been to Florida, which is something I'm even prouder of. lol

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    Wait until he realize he voted for a Mormon… those tears will taste soooo bitter.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    Wait till they find out that Native Americans were here first and that whites were a bunch of land stealing, disease giving illegals.

  • http://theplannersdreamgonewrong.blogspot.com jtinks

    "Harris later issued an apology when it was revealed to him that 'New Mexico' is, in fact, in the United States."

    • savesherryshome

      Bwahahahaha

    • tessiee

      "Wait… there's a NEW Mexico now?" — Homer J. Simpson

    • Steverino247

      Since one of my degrees was earned in New Mexico, when people see the diploma I do get one of two COMPLETE FUCKING IDIOTS who ask about getting into a foreign university.

  • docterry6973

    I would complain about these jackasses but I am German-Irish, not American.

    • tessiee

      "I am German-Irish"

      Are you Tom Hagen?
      http://www.moviesounds.com/godfathr/goomba.wav

      • docterry6973

        I wish.

    • Negropolis

      Aren't German and Irish, respectively the first and second largest reported ancestries in the United States? lol

  • scorpy1

    From their boring travelogue:

    The media is reporting how horrible the Republicans are for having a convention while Hurricane Issac is happening. ?????? We have yet to see a hurricane.

    Is there a better analogy to the Republican mindset than "Out of sight, out of mind"?

    • kittensdontlie

      Their photos show omnious gray skies, but missing is the rogue wave that swallows them up and sends them out to sea into International Waters….now that would have been ironic.

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      "Predictions schmedictions… if it shows up at all, it's because Jesus wanted it there."

  • Jus_Wonderin

    I pray the employee was one of the attendants that checks to make sure you are securely locked into a loop-t-loop thrill ride.

  • tihond

    I'll say it again cause I'm an Amerekan.

  • Toomush_Infer

    Is there a topic here? (Unintelligent bellicose old Rebublican couple is stupid?) Huh! I've been thinking about Clint – wondering if he might have had a small stroke recently…no other explanation seems adequate….

    • http://Wonkette.com DemmeFatale

      Maybe Clint pulled off some great performance art. (Too great.)
      He DID knock Mitt off the headlines, and he's WAY more liberal than the wingers that were there.
      I like to think that his angry old white man act, (seen Gran Torino?), was a big "fuck you" to the GOP.
      Just sayin…

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    When a Seminole Indian was asked for a rebuttal, he said, "Fuck it, Mark and his beached wife ate at Hard Rock. Gotta get mine, baby."

  • ElPinche

    Wait till he finds out who cooked his cheeseburger at the "The American Adventure Cafe."

    • OneYieldRegular

      Wait until he finds out what's in his cheeseburger at whatever restaurant he next visits.

      • ElPinche

        Hehehe…that's right!

    • Jus_Wonderin

      I hope it was Lafayette Reynolds (True Blood). <<This might be too obscure.

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      Slim Shady

  • Antispandex

    I just saw this Disney response; "Yes, it should have been various tribes of native Americans, but we kind of went all genocide on them. Not that many left here in Florida…well, that we wanted to employ. I 'm sure, as conservative Republicans, you understand we can't have a bunch of drunks standing around the park. We hope you understand, Mexicans was as close as we could get".

  • Wadisay

    Wait until they find out the fellow was gay and a Muslim.

  • SexySmurf

    When did Peggy Noonan get her own blog?

  • Kid_Charlemagne

    Now they know how I feel when I go to Chipotle and some braces-wearing, red-haired gringo serves me a burrito bowl.

    • tessiee

      If they're red-haired, aren't they strictly speaking a "guera", or does that specifically mean blond hair?
      [my Spanish sucks]

  • SpeedoFart

    "Mexicans aren't Americans too, my friends."

  • Baconzgood

    Look at all these Injuns in this place. Where are the "REAL" Americans?

  • Blueb4sinrise

    Asked for comment, Blueb4sinrise said, "Politico sucks ass."
    .
    .
    .
    Wait, uhh……..

  • humanmanc

    Waiter, there's a Mexican in my soup!!
    So sorry Conservative Real American man, here allow me to take him out of your bowl so he can self-deport.
    Haha, see:that's Romney's plan…get it huh?
    In reality they just flushed the soup into the toilet & sent Pepe back via the waterway.
    Viva Coservatard principles..Ole!

    • zwoits

      Romney–self deport…Ryan—self abort…

  • iamrrm

    They should strapped into a little boat and have to go around and around and around listening to "It's a Small, Small World" in perpetuity.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Argh! Earworm! You bastard!

    • pdiddycornchips

      "It's world of laughter and world of tears, it's a world of hope and a world of fears."

      That, essentially sums up the Blue/Red divide

      • Toomush_Infer

        It does seem that every evil they try to point to Obama has three fingers pointing back at themselves….and one pointing nowhere at all….

  • IncenseDebate

    He was also shocked to see people at Sea World.

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      They only serve lemonade after the Jack Daniel's Distillery tour, too!!

  • mrpuma2u

    What a dumbass. Hey conservative nincompoop, 'member in the 1840's when we stole a bunch of land fair and square from the messicans, in the messican war of messican whoopin'? Well all that land out there had messicans living in it already. So they became citizens of our country, poof, like that. Was that young wage slave descended from the messicans we took over then? I don't know, and neither do you.

  • T3rbo

    No one told them never go full retard?

  • fartknocker

    Mike Harris is a pendejo.

    • IonaTrailer

      A pinche pendejo

  • http://tactilepeggy.wordpress.com/ Pap Finn

    Could I see a few thousand more examples of Republican bigotry, please? I'm just not quite convinced yet that they're a mob of bone-mean, brain-damaged savages.

  • http://wonkette.com/ outragedcitizen

    Wow, they don't even try to hide their racism anymore.

    • Ducksworthy

      They aren't aware of it. I mean, really. A Mexican working in America? Who would have thunk it?

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      Those peanuts aren't going to throw themselves!

    • IonaTrailer

      Like that woman in Indiana, (well, okay it was Indiana, but still), it used to be you had to keep your bigotity bigortry bullshit to your self and your friends. Now you can blab about what an asshole you are on the national media. And no one tells you to shut the fuck up and go back to your trailer.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    By extension, lady, if I offer you this bag of lightly salted Freedom Dicks, every one of which boasts an All-American pedigree, you & your husband would have to accept them. Right? Anything else would be unpatriotic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-Appletruth/133951326629923?sk=wall deanbooth

    It's a small mind, after all! It's a small mind, after all!

    Everybody sing!

  • sbj1964

    Viva Sin'ore Mickey Moose!EL Rata rules.

  • Eve8Apples

    Wait 'til they found out about the black family living in the White House. Mr. and Mrs. Harris will write an angry letter to the editor.

  • DaveJ

    I wonder if it was actually the ghost of Mitt Romney's Mexican-born grandfather?

  • Crank_Tango

    Man, you democrats get offended by everything!

  • FNMA

    As a Pennsylvanian, I have to say that I have been to Snyder County — well, driven through it and stopped in Sunbury — and it is, and I'm being nice here, a shithole. I don't believe they have any Mexicans or blahs there at all and the weekend entertainment includes roasting marshmallows around the good old cross fire…

  • Ducksworthy

    Proud to be an obese American.

    • ibwilliamsi

      I think I would describe them as "full of lard".

    • TribecaMike

      Damn straight. Buurrrpp!

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Thank Christ the guy wasn't a Sioux Indian or something.

    • pdiddycornchips

      Or Marco Rubio

    • miss_grundy

      That would have to be a Seminole.

      • IonaTrailer

        Mark Harris is a semenhole.

        (see how I did that? nice, huh?)
        I fucking hate Disneyland.

      • SigDeFlyinMonky

        Don't worry someday they will hire a full nole.

    • tessiee

      Actual conversation that took place at the train stop:
      Random Old Guy: My people are Sioux. We were the best and fiercest warriors ever.
      My gentleman friend: OK.
      Random Old Guy: What are YOUR people?
      My gentleman friend: Um… we're German.
      [pause]
      [pause]
      [pause]
      Random Old guy: Yeah, they're pretty good, too.

  • SorosBot

    I thought the reason to get offended at Epcot is that it's really boring.

  • Schmannnity

    I thought Mitt was of Mexican heritage.

  • Baconzgood

    I camped in Snyder County a few times. No shit there is a place called "Beavertown" and another really small town (like 3 houses) called "Coon Hunter" that has a crappy golf course.

  • mavenmaven

    They were also surprised that there were thin attractive and lucid people working at the America exhibition, since those are also clearly not representative of the America these people live in.

  • pdiddycornchips

    The funny part is, Walt Disney would have agreed with them.

  • Poindexter718

    It's a small-minded world, after all.

  • Buzz Feedback

    "Cheers to the individual working at Epcot for showing what a true American looks like.”

    "Now go cut my lawn."

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    It's amazing how you get to actually visit different countries at Epcot. I heard they actually have some sort of diplomatic immunity and probably Sharia law so you should watch what you do or say – and don't go flashing a lot of money in front of foreigners.

    • AbandonHope_

      It's the having to stop at a currency exchange every 50 feet when you change countries that's the annoying part.

      • bobbert

        Although even the exchange rate arbitrage is cheaper than buying a fucking soft drink.

  • BlueStateLibel

    And an American Indian nearby standing by was offended by the sight of Mark Harris and wife.

  • Peckerwood_Pete

    I bet he wouldn't have any issues with a Mexican mowing his grass for 3 bucks an hour though…

  • Jus_Wonderin

    Are all the Harrises in Florida bitten by the craze-tard?

  • rickmaci

    "Mark was very civil when he made his point that we found it offensive that Disney used the Meszican names for so many of the states, like Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Montana, "New" Mexico (like there could be anything new about Mexico) and worst of all Puerto Rico which isn't even a state and why do we have to have them around as if Meszicans weren't bad enough."

  • no_gravity

    Next thing you know they'll be complaining about the Irish.

  • http://www.vinoverve.com Maman

    Imagine a person of Mexican heritage being considered American. It is almost as if we didn't kick out the hispanics when we took possession of Texas, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Colorado and Utah.

  • kittensdontlie

    Yes, and there are Muslims in Epcot's America also, although they mostly in lock-down on an island in the World Showcase Lagoon.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Dude's head would explode if he ever visited San Antonio. Hell, even the mayor of this All-American city is a Mexican.

    • rickmaci

      What you bet he thinks nothing of renting his cars from Alamo? Stupid piece of shit.

    • pdiddycornchips

      Or just down Highway 41 in Miami.

    • tessiee

      From the movie Lone Star:
      Guy at PTA meeting: Why should we rewrite history class to favor the minorities?
      Latino guy: Minority? We're 95% of the population! Maybe *you* should repeat *math* class!

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Isn't Mitt Romney a Mexican American?????????

    • rickmaci

      ^^ Winner !!

  • Chichikovovich

    Actually the big story from these two was from the Canadian pavilion. Two tall waiters asked Harris if he had seen the Calgary Stampede yet. Harris felt threatened and since he was fortunately packing heat he shot them both.

    Lucky for him that even though it was the Canadian pavilion, it was strictly, literally, legally Florida. So he's in the clear. They were kind of scary guys, apparently.

  • ttommyunger

    How self-unaware does one have to be to not only hold this opinion but intentionally reduce it to writing and share it with others? Have they never considered the possibility of having a flat tire in a bad part of town? Not that I'm wishing them any ill will; not much.

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      If they did have a flat in that part of town, and someone actually helped them out, they'd write it up and go into great detail about how this young black man came to their aid.

      • ttommyunger

        And I'm sure they would have offered him a Fiver for his efforts.

    • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

      Apparently they missed the old saw about "better to remain silent and thought the fool than opening one's mouth and remove all doubt."

      • tessiee

        Better to hide your tax returns and be thought of as a tax cheat…

        • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

          ftw

  • BaldarTFlagass

    They'll only be upset when they find out that the black family is not "the help."

  • mgardener

    People do come to this country legally and become US citizens. That would qualify them to work for Epcot as an American.

  • joobajooba

    They DID leave contact information on their blog: http://rockstargop.wordpress.com/contact-mark-or-

    • IonaTrailer

      And Anonymouse.org is free so you can tell them how you feel.

  • rickmaci

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Harris,

    Looked at the posts and pictures on your blog. May I say that fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, and you two need to get one.

    Fuck you muchly.

  • http://Wonkette.com DemmeFatale

    Don't bother rushing, Derk, (if that's your real name), that ship has already sailed.

    (And shhhh…don't tell the Harrises about "Gay Day.")

  • bringmeanaxe

    Jesus Cristo…

  • anniegetyerfun

    "Honey, what does "besa mi culo, puta" mean?"

  • pdiddycornchips
  • SigDeFlyinMonky

    Hey, señor Bozo, it's America all the way down to Tierra del Fuego!

  • orygoon

    I have never been to Disney, but I did go to our state fair earlier this week and went all kidzoid and got the ride-all-the-rides wristband, and I thanked the operators every time they brought me safely to a halt after vertiginous shrieking and fun. I dunno, seems like a good idea. I also thank the drivers when I get off a bus.

    What's wrong with just being nice to people?

  • Generation[redacted]

    It's cute how he thinks he was traveling to other countries.

  • MissTaken

    And I'm proud to be an American
    Where at least I know I'm white

  • DahBoner

    Speedy Gonzales is a fictional cartoon character too, my friends…

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    From their blog:

    The media is reporting how horrible the Republicans are for having a convention while Hurricane Issac is happening. ?????? We have yet to see a hurricane. Perhaps Obama wanted a hurricane to cancel Republican Convention, but good will prevail over evil and the Republicans will take over the White House in 2013!

    It was for you, good Harris people, that Stephen Colbert invoked his climate-change-denial clause, with accompanying photo of a grinning infant:
    ”What just happened is the *only* thing that is happening. Ask any peek-a-boo-ologist.

  • Schmegeg

    "At the conclusion of the discussion, the Epcot supervisor politely led Mark outside and beat him to death, whereupon I was sold into slavery. The End."

  • GeorgiaBurning

    <sigh> Why are morons like this no longer news to me?

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Incitefully_Joe

    To be fair, I'm pretty sure roughly half of those literally thousands of people were at least thinking of doing one of those three things.

    You know, statistically.

  • tessiee

    Christ, what an asshole.

  • Living in Joy

    I noticed that comments were closed on that post. I wonder why?

  • C_R_Trogloraptor

    Today In Irony:

    Political Activist couple, working to elect candidate who publicly embraced his Mexican heritage last night, become upset when encountering a Disney employee who may be proud of his Mexican heritage.

    The Onion is going to go out of business at this rate.

  • tessiee

    "we were offended — terribly, terribly offended — to see a person from Mexico, and thus be reminded that persons from Mexico exist"

  • tigernole

    I grew up in central fl and use to love to go to disney and find a family and try to get in the back ground of all of their photos

    Epcot's food and wine festival is great. Bonus is that you get to watch entire families fall apart in front of your eyes.

    • Charlie_Foxtrot

      Now THAT is entertainment. I suggested to my 10-year-old son that he do that when he goes to Knotts Berry Farm with his mom tomorrow. He just looked at me like I was immature or something.

      (As for being in a family that falls apart at wine festivals — been there done that.)

      Knotts Berry Farm is in Buena Park, which is right next to Anaheim, where Disneyland is. These crackers from Pennsylvania would feel more at home in comparatively white Buena Park, which is only 40% Hispanic/Latino. Anaheim is 46% Mexican, and majority Hispanic/Latino.

      Come to the Magic Kingdom any time, Mark and Irene! It will terrify you even more than Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg!

  • Generation[redacted]

    "It was neat seeing each country and the employees were from that individual country, and watching the police demand to see their papers."

  • mr bojangles

    what about the coons and the kikes and the spics and the micks and the greasers and the faggots and the bull dykes?!?!?! huh what about those you ess effs!!!???

  • Whatever

    Didn't check if anyone mentioned this (if so it bears repeating) sorry.

    I guess they haven't been to the National Archives, you know the store house of the Constitution etc and noticed that it is guarded almost exclusively (in the rotunda where the actual documents reside) by what sound like Jamaicans. *Gasp*

    Apparently these entitled assholes won't pay enough to get their vaunted race to take the jobs.

    Fuck them and the horse that danced with them.

  • mustangsavvy

    "The local GOP in Snyder County, Pennsylvania has rushed to disavow Harris’ overtly racist comments."

    After which he rushed to the phone to call the Harris' and remind them that we don't talk about these things out loud to the liberal public. Only at Thanksgiving, after the Cross lighting.

  • owhatever

    The Mexican was there only because the Muslim's shift had just ended.

  • mustangsavvy

    "Mark spoke up and told them he was highly offended after visiting the other countries and seeing employees from that country and then come to America and find a Mexican. He was very civil but his point was well made."

    I love how Irene and Mark Harris assume that employees in say Little Japan at Epcot were ACTUALLY IMPORTED from Japan to work in that exhibition. Rather than say….Japanese Americans working at Disneyworld. You almost feel sorry for them. But then you realise, oh right, they are fucking assholes. Then you stop feeling sorry for them.

    I'm pretty sure that the well made point to Epcot workers were that Irene and Mark Harris both need to shove themselves up their own asses. That and their idiotic blog.

  • Doktor Zoom

    Sort of an update, not that the idiot looks any better:

    Mark Harris contacted The Daily Item after hearing Valley residents were offended by the statements.

    “This is getting taken out of context,” he said. “What we said is that in Epcot we saw a man that had a name tag that said ’Eddie, from Mexico,’ and we felt that in the America section of the park, there should have been Americans.

    • mr bojangles

      how about 'phuque you, that's my name!' instead.

  • alzronnie

    How do you say, "enjoy the spit I put on your food", in Spanish?

  • Troglodeity

    Of course his email handle is "RockStarGOP." Because racist prattle like that makes you a Rock Star in today's GOP.

  • bibliotequetress

    In addition to the irrational hatred for Mickey Mouse I had as a child, people like this are why I've never wanted to go to Disneyland.

    Go, Bullwinkle YAY!

  • zumpie

    Ummmm, maybe the guy was actually Puerto Rican–and thus an American since it's been a territory for like 100 years?

  • ms_mcgee

    And I am offended that the advertisement on their blog is for Volkswagen. What kind of true American blog allows a German car anywhere near their website?

  • Negropolis

    Needz moar Peggy Noonan.

  • TribecaMike

    As some guy named Shakespeare wrote,

    My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.
    And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
    As any she belied with false compare.
    But where was Palin? WTF?

  • e_z

    Wonkette Power!

    In response to a snark beat down the weak willed semi strong American duo backs this out of their collective spines:

    "For those of you who have not taken the Epcot experience, it is a trip well worth taken. Epcot gives you a real world experience all in one day. The shops, the buildings, the shows, and the food is all inherent to where you are. Each staff member is identified by a name tag, referencing their country of origin. As noted, only in the country of the United States, within Epcot, was a staff member representing and working, who did not have a name tag representing that country. I would say being offended may been too harsh, disappointed or dismayed may have been a better choice of words"

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, too bad, ya pussies, own your words, be proud to be assholes.

    d

  • fawkedifiknow

    Hey, she said her asshole husband was "civil" while being an asshole. What more do you want?