Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sight + Sound of the Day

I wish I could embed this truly fantastic clip in which a U.S. Marine goes the fuck off on McCain/Palin supporters for their assorted bigotries but that option was disabled on YouTube. Instead, you gotta click HERE for this bracing dash of reality check. There are no "offensive" images but the language is most definitely not work safe. Do check it out. The much blogged and emailed YouTube clips just below are what sparked the man's glorious tirade:





And then there's this gem that first lit up the blogosphere and was then reported by the LA Times (among others):



From the Times:

A Republican women's club in San Bernardino County sent out a recent newsletter with a photo of Barack Obama surrounded by fried chicken, watermelon and ribs, sparking widespread outrage and rebuke from GOP leaders and Democrats.

The illustration shows the Democratic presidential candidate's head atop a donkey's body on a bogus $10 bill referred to as "Obama Bucks." Inscribed on the money are the words "United States Food Stamps" surrounded by stereotypical African American food.

The October newsletter went out to about 200 members of the Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated, based in Upland.

"I apologize to anyone who was offended because that was not my intent," said club President Diane Fedele. "It was poor judgment on my part. It was strictly an attempt to point out the outrageousness of Obama's statement that he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills." The caption reads: "Obama talks about all those presidents that got their names on bills. If elected, what bill would he be on ????? Food Stamps, what else!"

Fedele said the mailer merely parodied the statements Obama made during a debate last summer and wasn't racist.

Full story at link, here.

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