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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Saturday Night Card Game (Joy Behar)

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

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.
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.
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).

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:

Related Posts:
Saturday Night Card Game Series
Is Rhode Island's Name Racist?
Is "Gobbledygook" Racist?

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  1. What is worse? Joy Behar's stupidity or Whoopi Goldberg right on something?

  2. Does that mean that "Black Thursday" as ascribed by the US Eighth Air Force in England in 1943 is Racist? On Thursday, October 14, 1943 the occured the famous or infamous Regensburg/Schweinfurt Raids. On this day the Eighth lost 60 B-17s with ten men in each airplane.....600 men. Some one should notify ms behar of this historical use of "black" in reference to a day of the week.
    And just for further reference, neither behar or goldberg are qualified to kiss my salt encrusted, buckskin ***!

  3. The view seems to be surviving on controversy.

    It does appear the Barbara Walters has ceased to be the voice for anybody. She is into he own strong opinions often launched as non-sequiturs. Perhaps Barbara needs to fially retire.

  4. Behar and her stupidity is one of the main reasons I stopped watching the View.It used to be an interesting show but everyone except Elizabeth Haselback seems to have lost their minds and ignorance rules the day. Its a sad way for Walters to exit the public stage. She used to be someone young women could look up to. Now Walters is merely an embarrassment to herself as are the majority of her co-hosts.

  5. The left's obsession with political correctness means the mere mention of the color "black" is racist regardless of the context, huh?

    They are so obsessed with PC, they pretend they can't even bring themselves to mention the word "niggar" regardless of the context. It can't be uttered under any circumsance. It's always the "N" word. If you're white and you use the word niggar, regardless of the context, your head will explode, or something.

    But it's fine for them to use the homosexual sexual slur "teabagger" to describe tea partiers. Sometimes when I see the word teabagger used in a blog post, I'll post a comment to tell the author I mentally substitute the word niggar where the word teabagger is used. I point out that if a person's morality allows them to describe people using sexual slurs, then the same moral code would allow them to use racial slurs to describe people. Therefore, I conclude the author of the post is a racial bigot.

    It doesn't usually go over well.

  6. I'm surprised these nitwits didn't go for the daily double and call 'in the red' either racist against american indians, or redbaiting of communists and mccarthyite.