TEAHADISTS  2:15 pm August 31, 2012

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

by Kris E. Benson

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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

AbandonHope_ August 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Wow, you remember Epcot very differently than I do.

BeefHardcake August 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Statehood for Puerto Rico–good.

Statehood for DC–bad.

FFS…

ibwilliamsi August 31, 2012 at 5:11 pm

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

Negropolis September 1, 2012 at 1:33 am

With votes, of course.

ChernobylSoup August 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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

metamarcisf August 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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

bumfug August 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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

MissTaken August 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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

SorosBot August 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm

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

Facsimilesmiles August 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Jamie Lee Curtis is pooping in your head? AGAIN?

Ew, indeed…

Barbara_ August 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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

writemeblue August 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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

Barbara_ August 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm

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

writemeblue August 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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_ August 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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_ August 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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

AbandonHope_ August 31, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

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

AbandonHope_ August 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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

zumpie August 31, 2012 at 9:40 pm

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 September 1, 2012 at 2:12 am

Mulan = cross dresser.

SorosBot August 31, 2012 at 2:56 pm

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.

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 3:35 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 5:23 pm

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 September 1, 2012 at 1:47 am

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

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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

Franknflower August 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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

KeepFnThatChicken August 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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

Lot_49 August 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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

ChernobylSoup August 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Ahem.

bobbert August 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Okay, to be more precise:

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

WhatTheHeck August 31, 2012 at 2:52 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Suggested rides for Dixie Disney?

Boojum August 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm

The "Nigger Necktie"?

FlownOver August 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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

Still too soon?

tessiee August 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm

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

glasspusher August 31, 2012 at 4:35 pm

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

tessiee August 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Sherman's flume ride to the sea?

glasspusher August 31, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Trail of beers?

glasspusher August 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm

"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 August 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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

glasspusher August 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm

You've got my vote!

OkieDokieDog August 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

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

sati_demise August 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm

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

Stevola September 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Or if he was mowing the lawn

orygoon August 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm

More peanut throwing, huh.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Epcot has a exhibit on Romney's lawn care?

SorosBot August 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Or if you point out that racism exists.

IceCreamEmpress August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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

MissTaken August 31, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Gawd Soros, quit being so racist against the racists.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 31, 2012 at 8:20 pm

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.

Sharkey August 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm

"No hablo ingles, Señor."

friendlyskies August 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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

Dr_Zoidberg August 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Was that for the children in the audience?

Willardbot9000_V2.5 August 31, 2012 at 8:23 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm

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

Mumbletypeg August 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

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

Arborista August 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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

Goonemeritus August 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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

KeepFnThatChicken August 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Wait… this isn't a sim?!

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

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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.

boobookitteh August 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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_ August 31, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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

AbandonHope_ August 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 9:46 pm

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 September 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

"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 August 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Moroccan belly dancers FTW.

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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

SoBeach August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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 September 1, 2012 at 1:51 am

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

KeepFnThatChicken August 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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

ManchuCandidate August 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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

jtinks August 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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

savesherryshome August 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Bwahahahaha

tessiee August 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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

Steverino247 August 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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

tessiee August 31, 2012 at 3:46 pm

"I am German-Irish"

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

docterry6973 August 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I wish.

Negropolis September 1, 2012 at 1:52 am

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

scorpy1 August 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm

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

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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

Toomush_Infer August 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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….

DemmeFatale August 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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

OneYieldRegular August 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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

ElPinche August 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Hehehe…that's right!

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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

KeepFnThatChicken August 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Slim Shady

Antispandex August 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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

SexySmurf August 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

When did Peggy Noonan get her own blog?

Kid_Charlemagne August 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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

tessiee August 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm

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

SpeedoFart August 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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

Baconzgood August 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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

Blueb4sinrise August 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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

humanmanc August 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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 September 2, 2012 at 12:21 am

Romney–self deport…Ryan—self abort…

iamrrm August 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Argh! Earworm! You bastard!

pdiddycornchips August 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm

"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 August 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

He was also shocked to see people at Sea World.

KeepFnThatChicken August 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

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

mrpuma2u August 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

No one told them never go full retard?

fartknocker August 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Mike Harris is a pendejo.

IonaTrailer August 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

A pinche pendejo

Pap Finn August 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

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.

outragedcitizen August 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

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

Ducksworthy August 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

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

KeepFnThatChicken August 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Those peanuts aren't going to throw themselves!

IonaTrailer August 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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.

Mumbletypeg August 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

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.

deanbooth August 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

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

Everybody sing!

sbj1964 August 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Viva Sin'ore Mickey Moose!EL Rata rules.

Eve8Apples August 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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

Crank_Tango August 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Man, you democrats get offended by everything!

FNMA August 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Proud to be an obese American.

ibwilliamsi August 31, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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

TribecaMike September 1, 2012 at 2:32 am

Damn straight. Buurrrpp!

BaldarTFlagass August 31, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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

pdiddycornchips August 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Or Marco Rubio

miss_grundy August 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm

That would have to be a Seminole.

IonaTrailer August 31, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Mark Harris is a semenhole.

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

SigDeFlyinMonky August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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

tessiee August 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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

Schmannnity August 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I thought Mitt was of Mexican heritage.

Baconzgood August 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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

Poindexter718 August 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm

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

Buzz Feedback August 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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

"Now go cut my lawn."

johnnyzhivago August 31, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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_ August 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

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

bobbert August 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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

BlueStateLibel August 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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

Peckerwood_Pete August 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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

Jus_Wonderin August 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

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

rickmaci August 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm

"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 August 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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

Maman August 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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

rickmaci August 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

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

pdiddycornchips August 31, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Or just down Highway 41 in Miami.

tessiee August 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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!

johnnyzhivago August 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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

rickmaci August 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm

^^ Winner !!

Chichikovovich August 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm

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

weejee August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm

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

weejee August 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm

ftw

BaldarTFlagass August 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

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

mgardener August 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

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

joobajooba August 31, 2012 at 2:54 pm

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

IonaTrailer August 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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

rickmaci August 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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.

DemmeFatale August 31, 2012 at 2:56 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Jesus Cristo…

anniegetyerfun August 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm

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

pdiddycornchips August 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm
SigDeFlyinMonky August 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm

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

orygoon August 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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] August 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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

MissTaken August 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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

DahBoner August 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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

Mumbletypeg August 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm

"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 August 31, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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

Incitefully_Joe August 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Christ, what an asshole.

Living in Joy August 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm

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

C_R_Trogloraptor August 31, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

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

tigernole August 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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 September 1, 2012 at 12:06 am

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] August 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

"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 August 31, 2012 at 4:37 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm

"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 August 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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

mustangsavvy August 31, 2012 at 5:03 pm

"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 August 31, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 5:35 pm

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

alzronnie August 31, 2012 at 6:50 pm

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

Troglodeity August 31, 2012 at 7:03 pm

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

bibliotequetress August 31, 2012 at 9:27 pm

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 August 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm

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

ms_mcgee September 1, 2012 at 12:00 am

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 September 1, 2012 at 1:20 am

Needz moar Peggy Noonan.

TribecaMike September 1, 2012 at 2:38 am

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 September 1, 2012 at 6:15 am

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.

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fawkedifiknow September 2, 2012 at 7:44 am

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

AbandonHope_ August 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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

IceCreamEmpress August 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

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).

Chet Kincaid_ August 31, 2012 at 3:32 pm

"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 August 31, 2012 at 5:21 pm

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.

Tangled sin tax August 31, 2012 at 9:05 pm

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.

Chet Kincaid_ September 1, 2012 at 1:14 am

"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.

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