When that final rant comes, you can always go back and refresh your memory with these previous posts.
Your homework for tonight is a gem from a right-wing media whore and a bit of false equivalency that conservatives are so good at.
First, conservative pin-up girl Ann Coulter's latest think piece seems to be designed to prove to us all that she is not a racist. It is a list of her own "black heroes."
I have no intention of driving traffic to the odious right-wing, op-ed, dumpster that is Townhall.com. The Blog went there so that you don't have to. I have read the original piece, so I can attest that the link I am sending you to is quoting the piece accurately.
Go to this page on Vice.com and scroll down until you see...
Then, start reading.
Did you get that?
I know. Right?
"Blade:The Vampire Hunter." (Probably because Wesley Snipes has so little regard for The I.R.S.)
"Fat Albert." (Probably because Dr. William H. Cosby has so little regard for fellow African-Americans who don't "lift themselves up by their bootstraps" and become comedy and television superstars and/or get a PhD from an Ivy League school.)
Most of the other examples are equally ridiculous, (except for the "guy in Cleveland," whose name she doesn't actually know, [Charles Ramsey, FYI,] who really is a hero.) But, The PC ran out of snark after "Blade" and "Fat Albert."
I have said it before, I will say it again.
Satire is getting harder and harder.
Now, go back and read the rest of the Vice.com post.
It's all pretty interesting, considering that we are now living in a "post-racist" America.
Pay special attention to the tragic story of baby Antonio West.
Virtually all of The PC's white, male, conservative friends have made a point of posting variations on the meme that arose after Zimmerman's acquittal.
The Blog will spare you the various text over photo memes that he has seen and just give you the text.
Where to begin?
First off, baby Antonio's last name was not "West." It was "Santiago." "West" is his mother's maiden name.
But, "Santiago" is way too ethnic. Not at all "white" enough. It just doesn't play in a "black on white" murder story. So, as a Hollywood studio "suit" might ask, "Can we call him something less Hispanic? His mother's name is West. Can we call him West?"
"Why didn't the "liberal" media have more to say about this crime? And, why hasn't the president made a speech about him?"Well, probably because two suspects were arrested and held in jail, pending a trial in August, within 24 hours of the murder.
"But, why did the District Attorney's office "decide" not to seek the death penalty for those suspects?"Because, the suspects are minors. And in the state of Georgia, where the murder occurred, minors cannot be given the death penalty.
"Why wasn't baby Antonio's murder ruled a "hate crime," like the Trayvon Martin case was?"Because the murder of Trayvon Martin was not "ruled a hate crime." Not ever.
Jeezus... What the fuck is your damage?
"Okay, then why is there no white Al Sharpton and no White Panther Party standing for justice for baby Tony West? It must be because they would be declared "racist."
Have you never heard of The KKK, the Neo-Nazis or David Duke?
But, I get it.
You are #notracist.
Keep telling yourselves that.
But, in the last few days, the whole Antonio West case got really weird.
The local C.S.I.s made an interesting discovery.
Recent evidence in the Antonio Santiago case reveals that both of the baby's parents—Sherry West and Louis Santiago—had gunshot residue on their hands on the day of the shooting.
Even though Sherry West claimed that her husband was not present at the time of the murder.
While the fact that Sherry West, the baby's mother, was also shot during her son's killing could explain why residue was found on her, it is unclear how or why the baby's father, Louis Santiago, would have been exposed to gunshot residue.
"A conclusion from the state forensic report says, "This supports the possibility that [Louis Santiago] discharged a firearm, was in close proximity to a firearm upon discharge, or came into contact with an item whose surface bears GSR [gunshot residue]."Don't get me wrong. The accused teens are no angels. They have some pretty impressive rap sheets.
But, as they say, that's not all!
Sherry West's daughter, Ashley Glassey has her doubts.
"Glassey said she started to have her doubts after receiving a phone call from her mother telling her that her brother, Antonio Santiago, had been killed. She claims the night of the shooting her mother asked, "How soon do you think life insurance policy will send me a check?"
... Ashley Glassey says her mother is bipolar and has schizophrenic tendencies. She believes her mother is on medication but could not tell me any prescriptions specifically. "She changed her story she told me the baby was shot first and then she told me she was shot first," said Glassey."Soak that all in.