Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mockery of Obama policies is "Racist"?

Commissioner John Sims publicly apologized Tuesday night for a racially charged comment he posted on his Facebook page that angered commissioners and residents.

The comment Sims posted Nov. 30 read: "Just wanted to let you know ... today I received my 2013 Social Security Stimulus Package. It contained two tomato seeds, cornbread mix, two discount coupons to KFC, an 'Obama Hope & Change' bumper sticker, a prayer rug, a machine to blow smoke up my ass and a 'Blame it on Bush' poster for the front yard. The directions were in Spanish. Yours should arrive soon."

Newly elected Mayor Greg Ross made a last-minute decision to add the item to the city's workshop meeting after he received an outpouring of email from outraged residents. 

Sims said he did not come up with the post on his own; rather, he reposted it from another site.  "The post was done as a humorous commentary," he said. "I deeply regret that I failed to consider that some might find it offensive."

Another resident, Christine Timmons, defended Sims, saying he should not be humiliated for exercising his right to free speech.  "Every time a white person opens his mouth, people say, 'Oh, he's a racist,'" said Timmons, who is black. "He can say what he wants to say. He's got a right to free speech like anyone else."



Anonymous said...

The truth is always offensive to those who live in fantasy land.

Bird of Paradise said...

To liberals the truth is like GARLIC,CROSSES and DAYLIGHT is to vampires Its deadly to them

Anonymous said...

"The truth is always offensive to those who live in fantasy land."

I agree whole heartedly. A prime example of living in a fantasyland are the religious folk.

Stan B said...

The racial component, for those getting their panties in a bunch, was the reference to cornbread and KFC. These were in the original joke because they are "stereotypically black." Remove them, or replace them with references to Obamaphones and government cheese coupons, and the entire racial issue deflates.

Go Away Bird said...

Ignorant and arrogant atheists are the big problema and especialy those who subcribe to this darwinists nonsense are one of the big problems

Anonymous said...

Not exactly right Stan, since the people receiving the free cheese and Obamaphones are also black, and everyone knows it.

Anonymous said...

@Stan, I wish you were right. However you must know now that anything offensive about Obama is racist, nay heretical. All must bend knee to the new State Messiah.

Anonymous said...

Racism typically only happens when one group feels threatened by another. Blacks have equal rights. Our president is black. Executives are black. Congressmen are black. State and local government officials are black. Law enforcement officers are black. Fire fighters are black. Teachers are black. Doctors are black. Every career group has members who are black.

Yet it is not enough. And thus racism rears its ugly head.