A submission from mannyatetheboogieman. I find the idea that one couldn’t possibly read that first line and still think the writer racist to be interesting. I mean, I didn’t find it hard.
I am mystified by the inane mess that is this article.
‘Stranded by her man’—they wish.
They WANT to see that Black woman drop from her spot as ‘The Rock of Our Family’, they WANT to see Michelle Obama not-as-loved, even if it’s just temporarily and completely fabricated from they rabid-ass, racist minds.
Someone actually let this White woman write this article and print this title.
WHAT IN THE HELL IS THIS ARTICLE? I think the author thinks it’s self-parody, tongue-in-cheek commentary. I mean, she literally writes:
Some chauvinistic pundits are portraying the dual trips as stranding the first lady without her man. But remember, the guy works from home. She sees him all…the…time.
But OK, let’s say Michelle is a little miffed over the boys’ weekend. All she has to do is remember that dreamy dinner where reservations are “in short supply but available to the passionate”—and that her hubby just got her another four-year lease in some pretty nice public housing.
You, Lauren Ashburn, are the chauvinistic pundit portraying the dual trips as stranding the first lady. You are the chauvinistic pundit suggesting that if she doesn’t like it, she should close her eyes and think of her husband taking her out to a fancy dinner, like that fixes everything. And you are the chauvinistic pundit who keeps returning to this idea despite the fact that you yourself repeatedly dismiss it, only to have it creep up again, as if, while you could possibly imagine a woman who doesn’t need her man’s presence at all times, it’s just too crazy to believe she really exists.
Here’s a submission from quay-cur. Hint to the youngsters out there: if you twice have to claim not to be racist, you are probably racist.
Here’s a submission from askingalaska. I like the tweet complaining that feminists spew negativity & hate.
[If you missed last week’s recap of the despicable tweets coming from the first half of the Super Bowl, head here.]
Okay, so now it’s halftime, which means the big Beyonce spectacular! Now, I know football fans are generally dismissive of the halftime show, but I’m sure they’ll remain respectful.
For some, what bothers them is just the choice of entertainer(’s skin color).
For some it’s as simple as can be.
But not everyone was mad. A lot of people enjoyed the show, and expressed their admiration for Beyonce as inappropriately as they could.
Eventually halftime ends, and it’s back to the game, which the 49ers aren’t doing well in:
Not that everyone minds:
And then the power in the stadium went out!
Some other stuff happened, and people said more awful things, but it was just more and more of the same, so I gave up and watched the end of the game. And you know, without these idiots ruining it, it was pretty good.
Oh Duncan Gilbert, we don’t have to settle on a single reason why you’re a monster.