Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mimi In A Minute #18 ~ Name-Calling, Names and No-Names

These things keep me up at night.They give me a headache.I just need sixty seconds of your time to unclog my pencil brain so that I can get some sleep.
Do you mind?
I have a few things to say.

This is Mimi unplugged.
Hide your children.

Can I just say I'm sick and tired of the black on black white on white and black on white on white or rye issue?

Now that we've elected a black president we are debating the issue of the very existence of racism. When we elected a southern president, we didn't debate the existence of inbred ignorance, did we?

Two premises - equally ridiculous.

I resign from my party lines today. I am tired of some liberals calling everybody who doesn't agree with them a racist. Grow up and find another word. Any word. Some word.

Just not that one.

I am equally tired of conservatives assuming all liberals are empty-headed name-calling socialists.
Grow up. Find a debate you can win.

And while I'm at it. I'm tired of the fence-sitting pundits punting with no eggs to lay in the basket. Chickens do that. There's a reason. Grow up and get a position.

Or a blog.

Either one will save your tush from apathy.

"What did you say, Henrietta?
"Ahmadinejad........You lie!"

Oh. Sorry. Wrong fence.

If the President wanted to raise awareness of how race relations have impacted this country' s policies, then I'd say he's done his job. We are now in a race to redefine the meaning of the word "race, racial, interracial, bi-racial and optomomegaracial (I just made that one up).

And while I'm at it.....

Send more troops to Afghanistan. Don't send more troops to Afghanistan. But you better have a foolproof plan, Mr. President. The R word is about and the race is on to find a scapegoat. You might have to prove you're not black. Again. (gasp) Or are you? I'm afraid I'll offend somebody saying the colored B word. I can't even say colored in this country anymore!

And if I see one more altered image of the President of the United States peppered up with Hitler's moustache and devil horns I'm gonna have to defect to Mars. (There are men there, no?) Grow up and get an
Etch-a-Sketch. Everybody has a moustache on those things. Even your mother.

Does racism exist?Katie Couric held up a picture of Holocaust victims in her interview today with Ahmadine-evil who refuses to acknowledge the orchestrated murders occurred....I swear he had a smirk on his face.

None of the dead did.
But all six million had names.

And speaking of names, I should have cried foul when those awful caricatures of George W. Bush were floating about during his presidency.
That was just as bad.
Equal Opportunity Ignorance if you ask me.

And please. If Quaddafi wants to sleep in a tent, let him. Central Park would have been perfect last night. I hear crime is raging this time of year.

Knock knock. Who's there?

Whew! I feel better.
Thanks for listening.
I think my blogsomnia is cured.
Lights out.


Starrlight said...

Gosh I feel better. I had a beer and you ranted for me.

I still feel twitchy but the booze slowed them down considerably :P

Svem said...

Sleep tight :)

Bond said...

I should have had a beer with Starr....

Starrlight said...

Meet Mimi and Desert and me in Atlanta next year and I'll buy the first round =)

Finding Pam said...

Mimi, you said exactly what I am thinking... but you left out Tom Delay on DWTS. How much more can we stand?

On another note...

My second night in the Dungeon was horrible. I can't sleep on the cold floor.

Ring, ring, ring...


"This is Dr.Frank-N-Furtur calling on behalf of a patient you are holding in the Dungeon."

"Yeesss? May I help you?"

"I am calling from the AARB"...

"Excuse me?"

"I am from The American Association of Retired Bloggers."

"OK...I give...WHAT NOW?"

"Mrs.Pam needs to be connected to the internet so that she can raise awareness."

"I'm listening...
Awareness regarding what?"

"She is not happy that she can not tell the world about this unfair treatment of the elderly down here in the Dungeon."

"She wants to know where you people are from?"


"Because you are not very civil."

To be continued...if I survive the night.

The Gal Herself said...

Something ugly is afoot and it's scaring me. It's not necessarily racism, but it's anti-government-ism and I've seen it before. Back in the 1990s, when Bill & Hill tried to make big sweeping change. Militias started popping up and people accused the Clintons of murdering Vince Foster and God knows who else and it escalated and the temperature got hotter and hotter until somehow, the Oklahoma City bombing seemed a sensible move.

I worked very hard to stop George W. Bush from being re-elected. There are those who say, and they may be right, that he was never rightfully elected in the first place. But we are a nation of rules and a nation of laws and when he was President I respected that office as much as I do today, with "my guy" behind the big desk.

I hope Rush "I hope he fails" Limbaugh and Glenn "he hates white people" Beck will be able to wash the blood off their hands if we have a replay of 1995.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That was a good rant. The government here in Britain tends to call anyone who disagrees with them a racist as well.

Mimi Lenox said...

Starr - Glad to be of assistance. Cheers!

Mimi Lenox said...

Svem - I did, my friend, I did.

Mimi Lenox said...

Vinny - I hope I didn't hurt your brain too much. It felt good to get it out.

How's the moving coming along?

Mimi Lenox said...

Starr has a plan!!

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - I forgot about Tom.

You're having trouble in the dungeon, are you? Some people are soooo picky. I'll throw down a mattress tonight and maybe a few cheese crackers to go with your whine.


Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - You are seriously cracking me up with this "Mrs.Pam needs to be connected to the internet so that she can raise awareness."

I love the dungeon story you are weaving. I can't wait for the next installment. Maybe I should go downstairs and check on things.

Mimi Lenox said...

Gal - I smell it too....and I am feeling a bit uneasy these days. Limbaugh and Beck. Whaddya gonna do?

Finding Pam said...

Oh my... no comment.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jean-Luc - It's a convenient slap, don't you think? I mean, after all, who wants to be a racist? It's a brilliant control strategy on BOTH sides.

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - NO! Continue with your story. I want to know what the Department of Whomever says next.

I'm going downstairs right now to check on you and let you use the shower.

Amazing Gracie said...

Mimi, you always write well and make us think. Funny, but I find a lot of the Huffingpuffington Post offensive, too. The ugly swings both ways, as you nicely pointed out.

Finding Pam said...

Day three continues...

That is SOS for "Get me out of here!"

"Can anybody hear me?" HELP!
"Help me, I've fallen and I can't get up."

"My people say thanks to your people for the mattress. I had to beat the mice off because they thought it was for them. The shower was a nice gesture, but I am still in need of a few more things!"

"Hmmmm....I am thinking...
I will have to get back to you tomorrow as I have a lot of rat killin to do down here."

Jamie said...

I just love it when your brain leaks. It does it so well.

Starrlight said...

Starr has a plan fueled by a very very LARGE bourbon drink ;0


Rage on, Mimi Pencil SKIRT!

Mimi Lenox said...

Amazing Grace - I love that..."the ugly swings both ways.:

Yep. Sure does!

Homer The Palace Dog said...

PAM - Try to stay calm. I've got a plan. The Queen is going out on a date tonight and is oblivious to everything except her curls and eyelashes.

I'm ordering a pizza for all of us and we'll plan the revolt.


Mimi Lenox said...

Jamie - Ha! That's an interesting way of putting it!

Mimi Lenox said...

Starr - Cheers! Bourbon? I'd be out like a light for 3 days straight....but you go for it.
I'll toast to you with a half glass of Chardonnay.

Mimi Lenox said...

LadyHightower - I am raging. And feel so much better.

Linda said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I was beginning to wonder if I was the only one who was thinking that everything seems to be reverting to race these days. As long as everyone uses it as an excuse for everything that what's wrong with everything then yes - race will most definitely be an issue. And in this case, a very convenient issue.

I'm sorry but Jimmy Carter is an idiot - and I am referring to him alone and not the entire population below the Mason-Dixon Line!

I love it when you vent.

Now, as for Pam, I built that dungeon she's been complaining about and I'm beginning to wonder if you've let the accommodations slide since then? Granted most sentenced there have complained about your lack of cooking abilities but rats?? I built that place both rat- and mildew-proof so I just don't understand how there can be rats??

Finding Pam said...

Thanks Homer...some company would be nice. I'll pass on the little fishies. Maybe we can play some cards.

Yes, Linda...there are indeed rats and mice everywhere. I did not know that you built the Dungeon?

Is there a secret exit door that I don't know about?

Mimi, I hope your curls and eyelashes looked beautiful and that your date appreciated all of the effort to look so great.

Mimi Lenox said...

Linda - You are welcome, welcome, welcome! Interesting and scary dynamics are afoot, no?

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - You see! It is all Linda's fault! Maybe you weren't around me then. I was a guest on a blogtalk radio show (Dr. Anonymous or The MoShow...I honestly don't remember which one it was now) and Linda called in with a question. It was Mo! He did a show about memes.

She wanted to know if the castle had a dungeon and I said, "No, but that's a great idea! It should."

Hence, it is all Linda's fault.
I suggest you take this up with her.

Anonymous said...

Excellent rant! Thank you for doing the work for me because I could not have said it better.

Finding Pam said...

Good try...

Linda said...

Now, now, I may have asked if there was a dungeon but then you were the one to go out and actually have the thing built!

Pam - there IS a secret escape door but if I tell you where it is here then it will no longer be a secret and Queen Mimi will go down and nail it shut!

Travis said...

You know, there's an awful lot of fuss about this dungeon. It's actually pretty simple to get out of it and stay out of it.

Do. The. Memes.

Link Within

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...