Tonight's entry is borderline "race card" but it is too good to pass up. Since someone is watching these posts very carefully, and checking things twice, I want to be clear that tonight's entry is in the nature of someone who wanted to play the race card, but could not find anyone against whom to play it.
Instead, tonight's entry reflects a mindset which is looking for racism in places and words where it does not exist. Is this the use of the "race card"? I'll let him be the judge, because he is so wise in these ways.
Tonight I bring you Joy Behar, mistress of snark and insult against everyone to the right of her, which includes most of the population. As you may have heard, Ms. Behar -- aided and mockingly abetted by Whoppi Goldberg -- has decided that the term "Black Friday" may be racist:
GOLDBERG: Oh, hello and welcome to ‘The View.’ Today is Black Friday, all day long,” And I’m going to stay black all day because of it.Ms. Behar thus puts a negative connotation on "Black Friday," even though the term refers to the point at which a business turns from a loss (in the red) to a profit (in the black).
BEHAR: Isn’t it a little racist to call it Black Friday?
GOLDBERG: [laughing] Well, I would have called it African American Friday, but that’s taking something away from it.
BEHAR: [still serious] But there’s a negative connotation to it? Or does it mean something else?
GOLDBERG:[patiently] No, it’s like when you make all the money – you’re “in the black.”
BEHAR: So it’s positive?
GOLDBERG: Yeah. It’s in the black, so it’s a huge great thing.
BEHAR: A lot of times, like blackmail is negative, black sheep.
GOLDBERG: Black people.
BEHAR: No, not black people.
GOLDBERG: But it used to be, it used to be.
Thus, a term which uses the word "Black" in a positive manner is construed by Ms. Behar's mind -- which is on the lookout for alleged racism in every nook and cranny -- into a negative.
So if Ms. Behar takes a positive use of the term "Black" and turns it into a negative because of her tendency to view the term "Black" as a negative, does that make her a ..... well, you know. Before I go down that road, and say something he does not like, here's the videotape:
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