29 May 2009

Thank gawd he didn't say...

..."black hole"...

tar baby - n. - "A situation or problem from which it is virtually impossible to disentangle oneself."

[After “Bre'r Rabbit and the Tar Baby,” an Uncle Remus story by Joel Chandler Harris.]
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"When the opposition parties refer to Alberta Oil Sands as Tar Sands are they attacking the "people of color" that work in the Oil Sands?"
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UPDATE: Actually, it sounds like Ms. Jennings...

...is the "female equivalent" of Rainman...
Liberal MP Marlene Jennings, who is black, also denounced Mr. Poilievre's remark as offensive and insensitive, adding it was “the equivalent of the n-word.”
You know what's demeaning, Marlene?

Letting yourself be used for cheap political points... especially when it doesn't make sense.

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9 comments:

Neo Conservative said...

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from ctv's own comments...

"Tar Baby comes from the story bra-er rabbit, when a doll made of tar sticks to the rabbit. If anyone thinks it is meant to be racist, either they are racist or old as dirt." --

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Werner Patels said...

He must be applauded for pulling off such an erudite play on words -- tar, get it? Carbon, get it?

But Liberals and their media friends are way too niggardly with their praise for political opponents, and so they, once they accuse non-racists of racism, will be sucked into a giant black hole.

Anonymous said...

When the opposition parties refer to Alberta Oil Sands as Tar Sands are they attacking the "people of color" that work in the Oil Sands??
Rob C

Philanthropist said...

Unless one uses a pop-culture reference used yesterday on Entertainment Tonight or some similar show, no one in the media will have a clue what you're talking about.

We may have high literacy rates in Canada, but we don't seem to have very many literate people.

Honey Pot said...

The liberals will try anything to paint the tory's as racist, when the truth of the matter is the left have always been, and will remain, the true racist.

The liberal polices of lower expectations for minorities is all you have to look at to realize the left here in Canada are hard core racist.

Liberals love to feed the inferiority complex of minorities, it helps to keep the minorities down and in their place.

Neo Conservative said...

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ah, werner... a twofer... or actually, a three-peat. not bad.

of course, now that you've used those horrible hurtful words... i expect the chrc is "a comin' fer ya."*

Gadget said...

I personally find the terms "redneck" and "white trash" to be offensive. They are terms specifically used towards caucasians and are meant to be offensive and derogatory. Now, do I really think that my disgust with these words will raise any eyebrows of import as they did with the "tar baby" incident? Naw, didn't think so.............

Neo Conservative said...

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sorry, gadget... racism is a one-way street... but you knew that already, right?

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Werner Patels said...

The CHRC? Like water off a duck's back ...

The day I start shaking in my boots because of some illegitimate government body is the day you can put me six feet under.