Tag Archives: diversity

  Puget About It

Decent Seattle Police Union Head Risks Getting Thrown Out Of Police Union Head Union

Can we still say 'he seems nice' when he actually does seem nice?
This week, the Seattle police union went out of its way to tell cops that they’d better be OK with diversity, or go elsewhere. On its Facebook page, the Seattle Police Officers Guild reminded officers not to be assholes on social media, because it’s all whatchacall, PUBLIC: Read more on Decent Seattle Police Union Head Risks Getting Thrown Out Of Police Union Head Union…
  Go Get Your Bass

‘Republican Rainbow Coalition’ Is A Real Thing, Says Delusional Idiot

GET IT!?
O the joys of being a young conservative hack. You’re on a glide path to David Brooks’ seat on the New York Times op-ed board, and all you have to do is rewrite GOP press releases into #PoliticalHotTakes! Literally your only job is to make those talking points sound plausible, something the Daily Beast‘s Tim Mak didn’t manage to do with this puerile fantasy about the Republicans’ new “Rainbow Coalition.” Read more on ‘Republican Rainbow Coalition’ Is A Real Thing, Says Delusional Idiot…
  All The Derp What's Fit To Herp

Derp Roundup: Yes, Stevie Wonder Truthers Are A Thing

Ebony And Irony
Oh, golly, it’s time for another Derp Roundup, a chance for us to bring you some of the stories that were just too damned stupid to ignore altogether, but which didn’t quite merit a post of their own. You may want a good stiff serving of the reality-amending chemical compounds of your choice before you expose yourself to this stuff. Read more on Derp Roundup: Yes, Stevie Wonder Truthers Are A Thing…
  confederacy of dunces

South Carolina Lieutenant Gov Wants Cushy College Job, The South To Rise Again

South Carolina Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell announced today that he won’t run for reelection so that he can become president of the College of Charleston. He’d make an awesome college president, since he’s an alum of Charleston, and really smart, and very much in touch with Southern Heritage, especially with his warm embrace of the Confederacy and his experience running a store — “CSA Galleries” — that sold Confederate flags and other Johnny Reb tchotchkes. As a state senator, he was one of the leading defenders of keeping the Confederate flag flying from the Capitol building, because it’s about heritage, not hate. And in the late 1990s, he insisted that giving up symbols of the Old South would be a form of “cultural genocide,” one of the shibboleths of the neoconfederate crowd. He seems nice, and just the man to present a welcoming image for a college that has some of the state’s lowest minority enrollment. Read more on South Carolina Lieutenant Gov Wants Cushy College Job, The South To Rise Again…
  dreaming of a caucasian christmas

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly OK With Inclusiveness But Santa And Jesus Are Definitely White

Here’s one way to talk about a fictional character: When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum … Then there was the Santa in my family’s household … A near-carbon copy of the first one — big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. That would be Aisha Harris in Slate, suggesting that maybe it might be nice, if Santa’s truly a universal figure for the kids, to maybe move away from being a fat old white man. She suggests maybe a penguin, which would require some polar relocation (but hey, when the North Pole is open water in 25 years, a South-Pole-based Santa would have an advantage). And then there’s Megyn Kelly on Fox, reassuring all the “kids watching at home” that Santa is very definitely a white guy. As is Jesus. We’re not sure what’s more disconcerting — Kelly’s certainty about the race of a fictional character, or her certainty that kids in the Santa-believing age range are watching Fox News. Read more on Fox News’ Megyn Kelly OK With Inclusiveness But Santa And Jesus Are Definitely White…
  segregation forever

Tucker Carlson Weighs In On Black Lifeguards (Hint: Hiring Black Lifeguards Is The Same As Jim Crow)

Did you read our story last week about a program to diversify Phoenix’s lifeguards at their majority-minority swimming pools? And did you worry that Jim Hoft and Judicial Watch, in responding to this program, were not being balls-out racist enough? Well good news, because Tucker Carlson is here to recalibrate the balance back toward HOLY FUCK TUCKER CARLSON, where every mention of black people belongs. And he pointed out with his airtight math science of words that hiring more minorities — and having a training program that ups their skills is exactly the same thing as not letting black people vote, because “Jim Crow.” Because of course he did. Read more on Tucker Carlson Weighs In On Black Lifeguards (Hint: Hiring Black Lifeguards Is The Same As Jim Crow)…
  intolerable acts

Wingnut Reverend Teaches Us 3 Words Wrecking US Amercia: Tolerance, Diversity, & … Uh, Oops!

You know what we don’t have enough of in our great modern American U.S. society of today? FEAR. Not only is Sesame Street indoctrinating children with the dangerous notion that they shouldn’t fear monsters, the poor dears are also being told, over and over again, that they have to “get along” with “others.” Well by golly, Rev. Michael P. Orsi has had about as much of this nonsense as he can take (we think maybe he saw a white dude holding hands with an Ay-rab dude, or maybe it was a Messican, who can tell?), and he wants to set us straight (no pun intended) about a thing or three: Read more on Wingnut Reverend Teaches Us 3 Words Wrecking US Amercia: Tolerance, Diversity, & … Uh, Oops!…
  affirmative teabag action

New FreedomWorks Diversity Thing Sounds Really Fake

FreedomWorks is constantly on the move. We mean this figuratively and literally, since FreedomWorks is always very busy hosting death picnics — but also it actually moved its headquarters, because it is so afraid of all the libruls. And somehow FreedomWorks has been able to keep up the momentum, perhaps because Dick Armey keeps an amphetamine Pez dispenser under his big dumb cowboy hat. Are you ready for DiverseTea, the special FreedomWorks tea party for non-whites? Separate but equal, baby. Read more on New FreedomWorks Diversity Thing Sounds Really Fake…
  after the white flood

After GlennBeckPalooza: Will DC Ever Be the Same Again?

Will DC ever recover from the onslaught of thousands (or was it billions?) of wide-bottomed, America-loving teabaggers that trampled the Mall at GlennBeckPalooza? Beck’s “Take Grandma Out To the Mall Day” has left DC in ruins, RUINS: GW students have been scarred for life, the grass on the Mall is dead thanks to all those motorized scooters, and who knows if there are any Hostess Donuts left in the northwest quadrant. (Not to mention, all the Chinese kids in the sweatshops now have to work overtime to sew more American flags in time for Labor Day.) Hooray! America’s honor has been restored, but will DC ever recover? Read more on After GlennBeckPalooza: Will DC Ever Be the Same Again?…
 

…So He Is Talking About Diversity Or Something?

John McCain has made another one of those damn web ads where some guy with Gravitas reads a vague slop of purple prose for two-and-a-half minutes, expecting it to be “good” for John McCain. This one is called “Tolerance,” and it says that we are all Americans. The best part is when it declares that Freedom should be ensured for all mankind with the Lincoln Memorial in the backdrop. So now we know that John McCain does, in fact, support the end of slavery. [YouTube] Read more on …So He Is Talking About Diversity Or Something?…
 

Interior Department Spends Entire Budget on Magic Beans

Need to teach tolerance at your workplace? Try Diversity Beans! What the hell are those, you ask? We’ll let Jelly the Pan-African Bean explain: What kind of horrible corporate hell of a workplace would order a bunch of gelatinous orbs to impart an idiotic lesson in dimestore multiculturalism? Why, your Department of the Interior, of course, who (according to an adamantly intolerant source close to a DoI employee) will soon be foisting the Diversity Bean upon employees at your expense ($6/lb of beans, $10/lesson plan, $17.50/candy jar, etc.). Read more on Interior Department Spends Entire Budget on Magic Beans…