We interrupt MSNBC bashing for breaking news about racist snow storm
Saturday Night Card Game Double Header: MSNBC Gone Wild and Two inches of pure white hate
I swear, Slate.com must be messing with my head.
Three days ago I had the Saturday Night Card Game all lined up. The MSNBC tweet heard round the world about conservatives hating biracial families just landed on my lap, the easiest SNCG post ever:
Kaboom — Michelle Malkin ripped MSNBC’s throat out:
Twitter exploded, providing easy post material (Check out Twitchy, Right Scoop among others).
Cheerios was not happy that MSNBC was dragging it into conservative bashing.
In one of the most beautiful displays I’ve ever seen, dozens (hundreds?) of conservative biracial families posted their family photos.
MSNBC eventually apologized, something it’s getting very good at doing. It also fired the employee responsible, although frankly, s/he was just doing what MSNBC hosts do every day and night:
It all was perfect, a post prepared days in advance.
Then this tweeted by a Slate editor:
Yup, the racist snow storm. Two inches worth of hate.
It looks like they have changed the title to What Does Racism Have to Do With Gridlock? In Atlanta, everything.
I liked this response:
Regardless, it’s thrown me off my plan. And created more work. Damn you, Slate.com (but thanks for the material.)
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I swear, Slate.com must be messing with my head.
You are not alone, Professor J. John Hinderaker is going, HUH?
POSTED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2014 BY IN RACE AND RACIAL BIAS
Even as actual racism declines, news stories about purported racism continue to multiply. Let’s take two examples from the last 24 hours. In Slate, Tracy Thompson tells us: “Snow didn’t paralyze Atlanta. Racism did.” Seriously: Thompson blames the snowstorm and consequent snarling of traffic in Atlanta on “racism.” How can that be? Thompson explains that on account of racism, regional government in the Atlanta area is fragmented:
Seems as though this Abby chick pilfering Tracy babies stuff, for one point.
Read the entire Slate by Tracy, and I’m going HUH?
Tracy Thompson lying eyes, and a lefty smirk.
So it takes a Democrat government agency to make a racist news reader like Tracy?
Yeah, I tried to read it, too. Stream of consciousness? But consciousness may be assuming too much.
Summary: Tracy loves the hospitality of the South, but then there’s this 1941 book that says that racial attitudes go along with it. Folks there hate “gummint” and they could have avoided the gridlock if they just approved light rail or something. It’s their racist minds in the South. That’s why Tracy hates the South.
Did I miss something?
Interracial families are progressive departures from the diversity mandate. They need to pick one or the other: people or features (e.g. color), but they can’t have both consistently.
TRUTH: The Black women I know hate when black men marry white women – much more than any conservatives I know.
Marry ? Just seeing a black man looking at a white girl drives black chicks bonkers!
It doesn’t bother me. My philosophy: every bread’s got its cheese; if you’re a good bread, you might have two slices of cheese.
People need to travel more. If they do, they’ll realize that race is a seriously annoying and limiting construct. Travel more and realize that an awful lot of people look like an awful lot of other people; it’s as though there are facial and body types. It’s as though we all came from a common source named Adam and Eve. Hmm, er,…
Does anyone really care? Who watches commercials, that is what the fast forward button is for. But really, most of the people in my area are trying to figure out how to secede from the Union, we aren’t worried about race.
Considering the brilliant minds at Slate (and MSNBC), I just assumed it was about how snow is white, therefore racist.
Wow. Just wow.
I guess the fact that Atlanta’s mayor is black escaped them? Or perhaps, as leftists are wont to screech, he’s not REALLY black? I guess, too, that the fact that Atlanta’s black mayor is also a Democrat escaped them? So, what now? He’s not REALLY a Democrat?
Oh, she knows Atlanta has a black mayor. But there are surrounding counties and towns with white administrators and mayors. And they refuse to turn over their treasuries to the Atlanta government to “prepare for bad weather” or something.
Possibly this is because their own people have current needs that don’t just happen once every 25 years or so, or maybe it’s because they see how wisely the Atlanta tax money is spent.
Either way, racist!
Estragon has nailed it.
I read today that the English language itself is racist and oppressive….and something about tampons being rapish and oppreshish, via the White Man.
I read the Atlanta piece of crap article.
I have been in disbelieve, thinking about it for about an hour, give or take.
This is my verdict:
I can only think of 2 explanations.
1- The author suffers mental retardation.
2- The author thinks the rest of us suffer mental retardation.
I have to go get drunk now. I have lost all faith in the human race, pun intended.
The weather is racist.
The weather is racist because black folks are sun people and white folks are ice people, according to Leonard Jeffries.
So, if white stuff falls on black people, it’s because of racism.
Snow is white, therefore it must be privledged, and cannot, by extension, understand the suffering of rain drops (which have no color whatsoever).
Makes perfect sense – or at least better sense than Slate.
And rainbows . . . well, we all know about them, wink, wink.
Exactly! I see you understand the Genesis of white privilege.
Here’s one of the things that are funny: several times each decade, Atlanta has ice and/or snow.
Atlanta gets cold in the winter, as does Birmingham, Dallas, and Albuquerque. I have driven into Dallas when it was one big sheet of ice. I have run south to avoid an ice storm, dropping from I20 to I10.
No amount of Collectivist “wonderful government” will change that. No “racist” history accounts for the fact that…
1. people choose to drive cars instead of rely on public transit
2. sometimes…pretty rarely…cars are not up to the road conditions, especially when you have jack-knifed semis across all lanes of an expressway
3. people of all colors, ages, descriptions, etc. helped each other during this very rare little wrinkle in the thin veneer of the Atlanta civilization.
They also all KNOW they lack the equipment and supplies to deal with snow on the roads, so they take a day or two off from work and school and let the limited resources they have work on it or let it melt, whichever comes first.
This wasn’t supposed to hit during the day, everyone thought it would be that evening after they were home and shuttered in.
Yeah, we all know the Weather Channel is so Racist!
I can’t wait for Tracy to do her exposure on it!
“…thin veneer of Atlanta civilization”. Wonderful. “Very rare little wrinkle.” Even better.
Tracy Thompson isn’t just an idiot, she’s a malicious and nasty idiot.
I used to live in Metro Atlanta. In my 25 years there, we experienced several snow events and a few catastrophic storms that coated the roads and interstates with sheets of ice. Once or maybe twice a decade you get a show stopper like this last storm. That’s why they don’t have fleets of snow plows and mountains of road salt. It’s just not a justifiable cost considering how rarely they’d be deployed. It has nothing to do with race and nothing to do with political party.
As for the “racism” charge, I would more properly characterize it as a combination of racial animosity in Atlanta combined with left wing politics. The reason so many communities in formerly unincorporated North Fulton county have formed their own cities and there has been a succession movement for the last couple of decades to split North Fulton away is because N Fulton has been a cash cow for the southern part of the county for decades, funneling huge amounts of tax revenue out with the county providing the bare minimum services in return.
The SPLC will now have to put snow on its Hate Watch List.
Let’s see…Gov. Deal takes the blame for this, Mayor Reed ducks his responsibility yet defends his use of emergency lanes during the debacle so he could make an interview. Mayor Reed proved himself to not only be incompetent but also a self-important jackwagon who enjoys the trappings of elected office without any of the responsibility that it entails. Sounds just like the occupant of the WH. As I see it the only racism is that which makes people vote for dipwads like this based solely on the color of their skin and not the content of their character. How many more disasters are we going to have to endure with Mayors like Nagin and Reed before we start looking at the candidate and voting based on qualifications instead of skin color, sex, ethnicity, etc?
Heard/saw a report that said all the side/local roads were in passable condition and that it was the interstates that were the problem. Interstates are usually NOT maintained by the local governments which just shoots down (Can I say that?) Slate’s argument.
Yup. If it’s part of the Interstate system the maintenance usually falls to the state Department of Transportation.
The Interstates can become a huge problem in such weather for the simple reason that people often underestimated the travel time and how the weather will play havoc with their miles per gallon. Cars run out of gas between exits, which further slows down traffic.
My advice is when the weather is bad stay off the interstates and other limited access roads. It may take longer to get where you are going but you also give yourself a lot more options for gas, food, shelter and to avoid traffic jams.
Maybe not so much wrt surface roads.
It sounds like a goat rodeo anywhere you were driving.
Climate Change and Racism have one big thing in common. Although both exist to some extent or another, the more the reality is that is not on the short list of major issues everyday people are concerned about, the more the Left sees it everywhere and in everything .
I live in Atlanta and experienced Tuesday’s mess first hand. First off, it doesn’t snow often in Atlanta. The last snowfall we had was three years ago. As a result, the metro area doesn’t have a lot of snow equipment. Also, people don’t bother putting snow tires on their cars. For all of the Yankees calling us wusses down here, I wonder how well they would do on icy/snowy untreated roads with summer tires?
The major problem on Tuesday was that everyone decided to go home at the same time which happened at the peak of the snowfall. The schools let out, the government let out, the private sector let out and all hit the road at the same time. Atlanta traffic is a mess on a good day. Tuesday a million cars without snow tires hit untreated snow covered roads at the same time.
What’s a snow tire? I haven’t put snow tires on my car since the 70’s. We have “all weather tires”. Do you have a special
“summer tire”? I’m not being facetious. If I buy a car down south, do I get it with different tires than one I buy in Boston?
It comes with barbecue.
I’m not sure either. The problem is that we never learn to drive on ice. Or snow. It happens so seldom that we don’t get to learn or practice. So unless you have a job that demands you show up or is essential, you stay home rather than sliding around and hitting others with a vehicle. This is why the schools close as it is dangerous for children too. It melts in 24 to 48 hours and no harm done. Also we don’t have the clothing to be out in that kind of weather and we get sick. So screw it we stay home inside and warm and welcome the ribbing.
As for “summer tires” and all season tires,
Down south, you”ll find that a lot of people have three season tires on their car, because we don’t get much snow in Atlanta, but we do get a lot of rain and of course hot. Three season tires are good on hot roads and wet surfaces, but they are horrible in snow. All season tires try to be ” jack of all trades, master of none.” They try to compromise all conditions, but aren’t necessarily great in any.
My uncle who lives in the mountains of Pennsylvania where snowfall is measured not in inches but in feet sure as heck still buys snow tires. In fact he bought a four wheel drive that is just for winter driving. He keeps a set of tire chains in it and has it rigged for a snowplow.
The Cheerio’s “controversy” is completely manufactured. YouTube has such a toxic commenting culture, any video with more than thousand views is going to have something offensive written about it. Even the Budweiser puppy commercial has offensive comments on it, and it’s a bout a puppy being friends with a horse. Cheerio’s knows this, and presented the “hatred” (really just typical YouTube asshattery)to the public which responded with an outpouring of support, as if Cheerio’s is the new Rosa Parks. Now, of course, places like MSNBC are pretending “conservatives” have united to rage against the Cheerio’s commercial, because the left is so delusional it believes half the country is rabid racists who yell at their TV’s every time they see a black person.