- Someone does something mean/stupid/thoughtless
- Somebody on the internet finds out
- The entire internet reacts by focusing their scorn directly on that person...
- ...until somebody else comes along.
|Throwing up gang signs isn't going to help you now, lady.|
Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butterClearly, she's a genius. Or not. Because her carefully-constructed empire is at risk because of her casual use, and even more casual defense of her casual use of the word 'nigger'. Her odd strategy of trying to explain her behavior instead of offering a sincere apology is causing her to bleed sponsors on a Rush Limbaugh level and makes you wonder if she's taking advice from a PR firm that may not have her best interests in mind.
2 cans (14 1/2-ounces) English peas, drained
Directions: Melt the butter in small pot and add the peas. Cook over medium heat until peas are warm. (Source: The Food Network)
|"No no, Paula. You're doing fine. Trust us, this is going to work out great!"|
While we're on the subject (sort of) of the word 'nigger', I'd like to get a couple of things off my chest. Over the years I've heard a lot of white people express anger and frustration at the fact that they can't use the word 'nigger' in casual conversation that "they" do, with the "they" being black people. As in, "They use it all the time but if I do that, it's a big problem. That isn't fair." My initial reaction when I hear that complaint is always to wonder what it is they have to say that can only be expressed by using that particular word? What idea or sentiment is it that simply can't be expressed effectively with any other word? People who get upset when they hear people use the word "retard" object on the grounds that what they really mean is stupid, so why not just use the word "stupid" instead of a word that insults and demeans people? Same thing here.
Secondly, why would you be angry at the people who are insulted when that word is directed toward them? It's not their fault. The people you should get mad at are old, white racists. They're the ones who put all the hate and meanness behind it. Even if you're just someone with a severely limited vocabulary with perfectly innocent intentions who harbors no ill will towards people who are different than you and totally not a racist, racists are the ones who have made it more difficult for you to have a conversation. Now, don't you wish there was a word as good as "nigger" that you could call them?
Third, this is 100% true: