June 30, 2005

Racist Slur Flies In Pennsylvania Legislature
— Ace

Fortunately, it was just a bit of anti-white racism, so there's no story here:

Rep. Thomas Yewcic, who is white, said people shouldn't be ashamed to support the American flag. "If any ethnic group wants to fly ... a flag, and they're embarrassed to fly an American flag, they should go back to their ethnic origins and fly it there," he said.

In response, Rep. John Myers accused Yewcic of espousing "a belligerent, racist doctrine."

"I think that those type of remarks would come from a cracker," Myers said, using a derogatory term for a poor, white person.

I guess I have trouble actually being "outraged" or "sickened" by this gob-smackingly vile statement, but two obvious points:

1) You'll never hear about this again. I don't think this should merit page one coverage, but you won't even see it on Page 24. There will be no further media mentions or questioning of this jagoff.

2) Those who profess so much concern about racism really ought to not to practice it themselves. I would think this wouldn't even need stating, but I guess it does.

Thanks to NickS, via Michelle Malkin.

Posted by: Ace at 09:18 AM | Comments (20)
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1 I swear !saw this in the Las Vegas Review Journal today, but it was buried, as you say.

Posted by: scott at June 30, 2005 09:43 AM (kAz3W)

2 So is it safe then to assume that Myers is a nigger? Oops, I used an ethnic slur, how thoughtless of me, but then I'm just a cracker, so whaddaya expect?

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at June 30, 2005 10:07 AM (0yYS2)

3 It was a pernicious little ferret that said it.

Posted by: pernicious little ferrets at June 30, 2005 11:20 AM (dhRpo)

4 Shut up, you racist!

Posted by: Brandon at June 30, 2005 01:15 PM (CzSs6)

5 BTW, that was meant as sarcasm.

The '[filet-o-fish]' brackets I had used were interpreted as HTML code for some reason. And thus, they disappeared.

Carry on.

Posted by: Brandon at June 30, 2005 01:18 PM (CzSs6)

6 Maybe the story'd have gotten more urgent treatment had Myers used "honky."

Posted by: Robb at June 30, 2005 03:21 PM (BKVlB)

7 Maybe the story'd have gotten more urgent treatment had Myers used "honky."
Probably not, the baseball coach at OU had to resign this season for using the word "nigger" during an interview, as in "there's no nigger in him" as a compliment to a black player. In the same breath he mentions the difference between whites and honkies. Only the "n" word was considered a problem by the press. It was a poor choice of words and showed a lack of good judgement, but it also showed the double standards of the press.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at June 30, 2005 04:00 PM (ipjUv)

8 Jeeze, how unoriginal. Why not "offay red neck?" "Casper?" "Oyee-bo?" "Stormwatcher?" "Bacon Bits?" "Goat roper?" "Stump jumper?" "Caveman?" "Tater tot?" "Moss eater?" "Crizm?" "Bubba?" "Muppetfucker?" "Poppin' fresh?" "Mulletard?" "Devil?" "Ditch pig?" "Flat-ass?" "Porch honkey?" "Gomer?" "Frosty?" and the ever-popular "Bushmen"

Posted by: W.E.Todd at June 30, 2005 06:48 PM (l1oyw)

9 Sure, you're not outraged or sickened, but what about filled with heartache?

Posted by: Tim Higgins at June 30, 2005 07:58 PM (6pS7K)

10 Myers should smile when he says that.

Posted by: Florida Cracker at June 30, 2005 08:13 PM (1q3hZ)

11 Wow. I live one district over from Yewcic (a conservative Democrat, for the record) and this is the first I'm hearing of this. Media blackout, anyone?

Posted by: libertarianjim at June 30, 2005 08:26 PM (FXDxc)

12 "Stormwatcher"? I don't get it.

Posted by: DB at July 01, 2005 09:31 AM (sPm0c)

13 Double standards galore with this media.

Posted by: Mark at July 01, 2005 04:06 PM (Vg0tt)

14 Perhaps stormwatcher deals with the fact all whites live in trailer parks which are magnets for tornadoes.

Just a guess tho.

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