1. I accept that I am under the control of a higher power (Muppet).

MC Rove

http://wonkette.com/politics/karl-rove/karl-rove-cracks-himself-up-mocking-black-people-248149.php

My eyes. My eyes!  I need them burned out with lye before they infect the rest of me.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
March 30th, 2007 4:05pm
He looked like he was going to keel over with a heart attack at any moment.
Permalink Send private email Сергей Рахманино 
March 30th, 2007 4:09pm
Apparently Bush did some making fun of himself... something along the lines of "Last year at this time, my approval ratings were in the 30s, my nominee for supreme court had just withdrawn, and my VP had just shot someone.  Ah, those were the good old days." :-)
Permalink the great purple 
March 30th, 2007 4:13pm
The video is deprecatory enough by itself why did the blogger choose to add this?

> The audio isn’t real clear but we’re pretty sure Rove is saying, “How you like New Awlins now? You black motherfuckers all dead in da ground.”

This is the kinda stuff that gets shit labeled 'leftist' as a negative term.
Permalink blahty heartsheep 
March 30th, 2007 4:16pm
Yet debt and torture etc don't make rightist a pejorative term. I wonder why.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 30th, 2007 4:34pm
Well then the blogger should have said torture and murder. Not 'thank god black people are dead' or whatever.

For some reason the blogger believes that anyone who mocks MC Hammer today is somehow stepping on sacred African-American ground. Nu-huh, honey, wonkey.
Permalink blahty heartsheep 
March 30th, 2007 4:48pm
Well, in case you dint know, blahty, many black folks see fat, middle-aged white guys doing comedy that includes rap as somewhat offensive. Not enough to piss anyone off, but enough for Wonkette to accurately characterize how some blacks feel about it.

If Rove was a fan of hip-hop, that would be different. He isn't, and he represents white male entitlement by being a Bush aide.

I know that's controversial. I don't care.  It is the truth as I see it.

And yes, I would be equally offended by Condi Rice for similar activities because she represents white male entitlement, too.  Suck on that.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
March 30th, 2007 6:14pm
"Condi Rice for similar activities because she represents white male entitlement, too."

I don't understand what you mean. Why does she represents "white male entitlement"?
Permalink Send private email Rick Zeng/Tseng 
March 30th, 2007 6:18pm
Because she's white and male. Duh.
Permalink Send private email Сергей Рахманино 
March 30th, 2007 6:22pm
No, it's 'cause she sold out.

Hey, Sergie, what happened to your f?
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 30th, 2007 6:33pm
I don't know what's going on with my name.

Hey, race is more than skin deep.
Permalink Send private email Сергей Рахманино 
March 30th, 2007 6:52pm
I thought that was one of the funniest videos I have ever seen.

And I'm all for Rove getting the chair. But still.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 30th, 2007 6:52pm
How did Condi sell out? By being the most powerful woman in the world? Are women and/or blacks who don't keep their head down and stay quiet 'selling out' then?
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 30th, 2007 6:55pm
If there was ever a time to use ROFL.  This was it.  OMFG.
Permalink Bot On Ubuntu 
March 30th, 2007 7:13pm
> Well, in case you dint know, blahty, many black folks see fat, middle-aged white guys doing comedy that includes rap as somewhat offensive.

What no one can make fun of rap? Sigh. I guess the position is that ... those in power are not allowed to mock those out of power (which is true, not sarcastic). It lack noblesse oblige, or regal decorum or something (imagine your boss making fun of you, or your teacher, etc; but the reverse is allowable). Not much to do with being fat (which some rappers are) or middle aged (ditto).

If *I* (middle-aged, white, fat) were to mock MC Hammer it might be funny, but that's because he has more power than I do (sad but true).

Power to the people!

OMG that video was so stupid. I mean. Rove seemed so stupid in it.
Permalink blahty heartsheep 
March 30th, 2007 7:18pm
Could the rest of you please shut up and let sharkfish answer first?
Permalink Send private email Rick Zeng/Tseng 
March 30th, 2007 7:30pm
this video is making fun of MC Hammer?

No.  It's just Rove and friends having a laugh.
Permalink  
March 30th, 2007 7:39pm
Who needs a black woman's perspective on this, Rick?  _I'm_ telling you, she sold out!

I'm a bit dubious about it being off-limits for a very white guy to do some very bad rapping.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 30th, 2007 7:40pm
Dave Letterman shreds it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5N6M7zKUUk

Being a slightly skinnier version of R*ve I would advise him to get rid of the mullet. Not a good look. And stay off the sauce.
Permalink trollop 
March 30th, 2007 7:54pm
I definitely don't think any one is making fun of rap in that video. I think Rove is making fun of himself. He's saying "I'm a gangster." Which he is - he kills people for money for starters, and he is part of a criminal gang. So it's extra funny because he's so bold and insane about it.

I'd laugh every bit as hard if Osama bin Laden posted the same video. And I wouldn't think he was making fun of rap either.
Permalink Practical Economist 
March 30th, 2007 8:11pm

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