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Once upon a time, I was in a video store with my then boyfriend trying to pick out a movie to watch. I picked up John Carpenter's Vampires, and proceeded to tell the boy about the coolest scene in the movie, where a guy uses his hot-from-being-fired gun to cauterize a wound he received. Said boyfriend looks at me, shakes his head, and says, "You're not like other girls, Betty."

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The Political Persuasion

Friday, October 20, 2006

Normally I avoid discussing politics on my blog. This is not to say that I'm not a political person. Really, I'm a raging liberal. But there are plenty of other people who do the political blogging thing, and enough of them are smarter than me that if I chose to blog about politics it would just be redundant.

Once in a while, though, something comes along that's so ridiculous, or awe-inspiring, or infuriating, that it can't go unremarked upon. Today, that thing is a radio commercial. The ad is being played on urban radio stations across the country, and it's transcript is a little something like this:
MAN #1: "If you make a little mistake with one of your 'hos,' you'll want to dispose of that problem tout suite, no questions asked."

MAN #2: "That's too cold. I don't snuff my own seed."

MAN #1: "Maybe you do have a reason to vote Republican."

OUCH! What a way to represent that black men are misogynistic pigs, and black women are "hos." I know there are always a few people out there who fit a stereotype, but come on. This is blatant racism. There's simply no other name for it.

The Republican Group responsible for this and other anti-abortion ads aimed at the black community, America's PAC, (funded by this scumbag) claims to have been responsible for swaying the 2004 elections with their anti-Kerry ad campaign.

I of course can't find mention of these ads in the big news sites (CNN, MSNBC, etc.) but I did find several sources of verification here, here, and here. I think the funniest verification I found was on a pro life website, who wanted to get the pro-life part of the message out, without propogating the racist part.

Sometimes, I really wish it was feasible to buy an island.