Who is Janeane Garofalo? Just another racist bigot…


I was flipping through channels the other day and found this fledgling channel called MSNBC. I have heard of the channel, but I hear there are no news reporters working at the station, instead they have reporter impersonators. These people take news they hear on other channels and then add their own opinion to the story… I gather because they don’t want to be accused of plagerism, but I don’t know for sure.

In any event the other night there was some obscure actor or mental patient, not sure…named Janeane Garofalo. JG made the comment that everyone who attended Tea Parties were racists. She claimed they all assembled to protest against Obama because he was a black man. According to her these protesters were “a bunch of tea bagging racists”. Of course typical for people of JG’s ilk, she had never actually spoken to any of these people by her own admission, yet somehow she deduced that they were all stereotypical white racists. BRILLIANT isn’t she!!! This alleged woman has no idea who these people are or what they believe… and dammit she doesn’t actually care. Oh that’s right supposedly there was a sign someone had saying something that might be racist… do we even know if this person was part of the protest.

Well I am one of those Tea Party people and in a her broad brush of bigotry she has painted me a racist and through this BLOG I am asking for an apology from JG as I am not now, nor have I ever been a racist. Nor did I see a single remotely racists or controversial sign at the protest I attended. And we all knew why we were there and it has to do with taxation without representation. But it also was an opportunity to expand on the ideas our founders wrote in our Constitution which limited the rights of the Federal Government to specific duties.

Anyway, I have always believed the profound words of MLK about judging my fellow man by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. With MLK’s elogquent words spoken 40 years ago as a guide, JG should sincerely apologize to all of us who attended the Tea Party protests for her bigoted and racist comments. This would be a positive gesture on her part demonstrating she understands the pain and outrage she has caused all of us who attended the protests.

Surprisingly, the woman is not out on a ledge somewhere pondering jumping… as she has clearly lost touch with reality and may be suffering from some form of mental illness. I suspect Jeaneane is happily one of those uninformed liberals who are dillusional and should be ignored, but the problem is the more we ignore her, the more insane she becomes… and I don’t wish her harm.

Anyway, thanks to MSNBC we clearly heard and saw her speak those simpleton remarks about Tea Party attendees suggesting we were protesting a black man being President. Of course the news impersonator didn’t even counter with a question as to how she knew the racial disposition of the protestors.

Ironically, Jeaneane actually reflects the very racist bigoted attitudes she condemns in others… she is a true racist. JG condemned a whole group of people, based almost entirely on skin color as she never attended any protest nor did she ever speak to anyone who attended the protest. She simply assumed that because the majority of the attendees were white, that we were racists and bigots. Judging a person by their color is the epitome of racism… therefore I will say again JG should apologize to all of us for her racist comments.

And I would like to persnally say to JG that: “You are bigoted towards white people”. “You natrually assume that simply because I am white, I dislike blacks.” So you Maam are a racist. You descriminate against simply because of their skin color.

It strikes me as surreal, that in the post-racial United States as evidenced by the election of Obama, white’s have become the new target of racism. I feel whites are under constant attack simply for the color of our skin, rather than content of their character.

Jeaneanne, you have much to learn about white people. We are not all stereotypical racists… and I would ask that you actually talk to people within the movement before you condemn an entire group as racists. As it stands Jeaneanne, your outrageous comments about the protestors who attended Tea Parties earns you the label of just another uninformed racist bigot.

MLK’s most profound words: “judge a man by the content of his character, rather than the color of his skin”

At the time MLK spoke those words, the world was not ready for accepting people based on their deeds and actions, but rather was focused more on skin color.

Today with Obama’s inagauration, one might suggest that MLK’s words spoken nearly 40 years ago, were prophetic… and in a way they were. But the election of Obama has turned MLK’s words of wisdom completely upside down. We have not judged Obama based on the content of his character, but instead we have judged him based on the color of his skin. More headlines and news reports have focused on Obama being a Black or African American rather than being the best and brightest individual for the job of President. MLK would be saddened by the rabid focus on Obama being black. So while many political hacks argue we’ve made history today, I would strongly argue otherwise. History would have been made, if the campaigns and the election of Obama was based entirely on him being the best and brightest candidate to be President. But from my vantage point we are far from living in a “post racial” society… oh quite the contrary. We still allow people to carry around labels such as Mexican American or African American… I ask: “Aren’t we all simply Americans?” To me it is a given if you were born here legally… you are an American… you are not African, Mexican, Polish, Klingon or anything else. You are simply an American. And until we get to the point, we are all simply Americans, there is no chance we are going to be able to move beyond race. To me it is insulting for people to insist they are Mexican American or African American. I am of Irish descent, but don’t label myself Irish American, I am simply an American. End of Story.

Who cares if Obama is black… seriously

Does anyone seriously care if Obama is black, white, green or purple?  I find this whole thing annoying at the minimum and disturbing at the maximum.  We talk about wanting to be the idealistic country MLK talked about where everyone is judged by the content of their character not the color of their skin, so why in the hell does everyone make such a big deal about Obama being black.  WHO CARES!!!  He is simply an American… that’s it folks.  Nothing more than a simple well educated American.  That’s it!  I make no distinction between African Americans, Asian Amerians… blah blah blah.  You are either an American or you are not.  We cannot be a nation of African Americans, or Hispanic Americans… that by its very nature is racist.  And all the groups that have formed promoting all these different peoples are racist at their core as they want to distinguish one American from another based ONLY on skin color.  We don’t need to comment on the heritage of other Americans other than if we are doing geneological studies… otherwise we are all Americans.  So I say Obama is our next President… and that’s all he is… To single him out as the first African American demeans Obama as it suggests he is different from the rest of us Americans.  Is he different… seriously?  Other than being black, I presume he is just another American who has risen to the call of being President.  Stop all the silly commemorative plates, and commemorative coins.   Obama’s presidency is nothing more than America living up to its ideals.  So as an American I simply say: “We have a 44th President and he is Obama”… end of story.  Nothing more need be said or written about this issue.