Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Chicken Lickin

I wrote a few weeks ago and I will rephrase this...I think the Democratic Party may wind up dominating American Politics for the next few years. You know why? Not because they are saying and doing anything extra-special...They really aren't..

They will dominate because the Republican Party is just so far off the rails and so far out of touch with the main stream that I just can't see too many people taking them seriously as a party that can govern effectively in the next few years...

For the 41st time...Republican Congressmen and Senators are trying to repeal Obamacare...For the third time they are threatening to bankrupt and shut down the federal government in a baseless argument over the debt ceiling...and in the ridiculous, I can't make this up comment section...A Republican official said that the reason Black people are in poverty and dire economic straits is because they eat too much fried chicken!

Let's put a quarter in the meter and park right there....

Colorado Republican state Sen. Vicki Marble, during a task force discussion about poverty, referenced chicken as one of the reasons for health problems -- including sickle-cell anemia, apparently -- in the black community, the Denver Post reports. Marble also made a comment about how Mexicans ate healthier in their native country before immigrating to the United States, despite a recent report that Mexico is the world's most overweight industrialized nation. Guess she missed that!

Her Democratic colleagues said that she reinforced inaccurate stereotypes about black Americans, to which Senator Marble later issued a statement expressing sorrow about how her comments "were taken." 

"When you look at life expectancy, there are problems in the black race," Marble said. "Sickle-cell anemia is something that comes up. Diabetes is something that's prevalent in the genetic makeup, and you just can't help it.*

"Although I've got to say, I've never had better barbecue and better chicken and ate better in my life than when you go down South and you, I mean, I love it. Everybody loves it."  *

(But if you negroes want to improve your lot in life...you've got to lay off the fried chicken! Is what she actually means!)

*Actual quotes....I'm shaking my head..

Senator Marble also said Mexicans eat healthfully until they immigrate to America.
Marble serves on the legislature's Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force, which Wednesday was looking at statistics highlighting racial disparities and the poverty rate
Two Democrats on the committee, Sen. John Kefalas of Fort Collins and Rep. Rhonda Fields of Aurora, later said Marble's comments not only reinforced stereotypes, but that they also are inaccurate. They said those in the committee room appeared shocked by the remarks ...

In a statement issued Wednesday night, Senator Marble said her comments "were not meant to be disparaging to any community. I am saddened they were taken in that regard."

I'm sad that people actually vote for people like her and others like the guy who said that a woman can't get pregnant from rape because the body shuts down semen from a rapist.  (Hmmm, bet you he was daydreaming in health class in high school!)

I mean...I can't make up this stuff...These are elected officials..People who's intelligence I'd normally give the benefit of the doubt to....

I'd also give that benefit of doubt to the people who voted for them too...Shame!

See what I mean...You can't take these people too serious.

So while you all stew over what I wrote...I'm going out and get me a rib platter.


James Pickens said...

LMBAO! Boy you are crazy!

George S. said...

You haven't changed a bit since we were young men... Still a rabble rouser...I guess that's a good thing..This was funny!

Arlene said...

And I'm getting some fried chicken! These dolts are enough to make me scream! Who knew fried chicken caused sickle cell anemia? (I wonder why the KFC colonel didn't get it?) Colorado's a beautifull state...to fly over!!
Have a great day Keith!

Sasha said...

Mr. Keith,
Where in the world do you read these ridiculous things? I just can't believe a Rep would say such a thing. Actually, I believe it.
P.S. How were the ribs?

LadyLee said...

Dang man... I thought I heard it all. Fried chicken? Really? LOL

Yes. The republicans have messed up something awful. They will never get my vote. And I don't even like the democratic party. Sigh.

Bring Colin Powell back and maybe we will see. Oops, I forgot.... they don't like him, do they?


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