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Bill O’Reilly, Asshole of the Day for August 27, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Bill O’Reilly has fought hard for over a decade against the “War On Christmas”. To him it’s very real and very important. He believes in the War On Christmas.

But last night he announced that he doesn’t believe in white privilege:

O’REILLY: Talking Points does not, does not believe in white privilege. However, there is no question that African-Americans have a much harder time succeeding in our society than whites do.

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American children must learn not only academics but also civil behavior, right from wrong, as well as how to speak properly and how to act respectfully in public. If African-American children do not learn those things, they will likely fail as adults. They will be poor. They will be angry, and they often will be looking to blame someone else. One caveat, the Asian-American experience historically has not been nearly as tough as the African-American experience. Slavery is unique and it has harmed black Americans to a degree that is still being felt today.

But, in order to succeed in our competitive society, every American has to overcome the obstacles they face. And here is where the African-American leadership in America is failing. Instead of preaching a cultural revolution, the leadership provide excuses for failure. The race hustlers blame white privilege, an unfair society, a terrible country. So the message is, it’s not your fault if you abandon your children, if you become a substance abuser, if you are a criminal. No, it’s not your fault, it’s society’s fault. That is the big lie that is keeping some African-Americans from reaching their full potential. Until personal responsibility and a cultural change takes place, millions of African-Americans will struggle, and their anger, some of it justified, will seethe.

The shorter version of this rant came from Vox under the headline "White privilege, in one Fox News screen grab":

This is so ridiculous. “Every American has to overcome the obstacles they face,” he says, but somehow ignores the ongoing systemic racism in the form of racial profiling, housing discrimination, and unequal enforcement of the law. Those things are real. In order to deny that white privilege exists, you don’t get to claim that “everyone has obstacles”, because if the obstacles are much larger for African Americans then that is white privilege.

If black men are harassed and shot by police, subjected to stops and searches when they are just trying to drive to and from work, but white men of the same age and income are not stopped, then that is white privilege.

In the current context of Ferguson, if Michael Brown was shot because the cop didn’t like how Brown responded to a jaywalking stop, but a white man is never confronted by a hostile policeman for jaywalking, then that’s white privilege.

Changing their behavior won’t exempt them from traffic stops without any cause other than “driving while black”. Better manners won’t save them from suspicion. If a black teen smokes a joint and gets a year in prison but a white teen does not, then how is that not white privilege? Laws are enforced differently for them, and that adds up. And it’s out of their control. When you talk about “civil behavior”, the civil behavior for a black man is a different standard. Why can’t he have one joint and not be a convicted felon, having his right to vote and get good jobs taken from him for the rest of his life, when a white man doesn’t face the same consequences for the same action? Why is an African American teenage boy not allowed a few youthful mistakes but a white one is allowed them?

But Bill O’Reilly isn’t stupid. He could figure all this out, or he could at least try to listen when even Megyn Kelly —yes, the same Megyn Kelly who claimed Santa has to be white— tries to explain white privilege to him. But he just prefers not to. He prefers his state of ignorance. It’s good for his self-esteem. It’s good for his ratings. It’s good for his paycheck. And it’s also clear that he enjoys moralizing about the failings of African Americans and blaming Beyonce. And for that, he is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Bill O’Reilly’s fourth time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for

Full story: Media Matters.

And here’s a good parting thought from Rex Huppke:

One of life’s best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire – then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.
Robert Fulghum (via quotethat)

natskep:

Visit http://natskep.com - Wanted to post this for a while now. Might piss off some people with this but anyways.
(Of course this goes both ways, religious people you dont have to be dicks either)
My page is not offensive at all. It just is not. I always shake my head when a theist (or even atheist) comes to me and tells me my page is offensive. Lol.
Do you know what is offensive?
This shit is offensive:
“Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness. I permit no woman to teach or have authority over men; she is to keep silent. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.” (1 Timothy 2:11-15)
But hey am I standing in front of a church screaming as loud as I can that your oh so wonderful bible is full of shit? 😒
So take your butthurt fuckface away from my IG instead of saying that I am offensive. If you give me the respect I deserve, I will give you the respect you deserve. Period.

Completely agree!

Hate Group Leader and Batshit for Brains Bryan Fischer: Robin Williams Was Demon Possessed | video

holygoddamnshitballs:

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association said today that Robin Williams, much like Beyoncé, gave himself over to Satan in order to help his career, which ultimately led to his death by suicide.

 

House Republicans Are Trying To Make Money Laundering A Lot Easier

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans are agitating to dramatically curb federal bank regulators’ ability to combat money laundering, calling for changes in decades-old financial fraud standards in an effort to aid payday lenders.

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Moving illegal cash through the financial system has long been barred by money laundering laws. But under a bill introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), federal regulators would be forbidden from doing anything to “restrict or discourage” a bank from doing business with any company that has both a license to do business and a “reasoned legal opinion” from a lawyer claiming that the business doesn’t break the law.

That’s not a high hurdle to clear. Obtaining a business license and hiring a lawyer is a routine money laundering tactic for everyone from the mafia to terrorists to, more commonly, petty fraud scammers.

Read it at Huffington Post  »>

I hate this man so much. I do not understand why the people in Missouri are so damn stupid that they voted this moron into office! I voted against him and I will vote against him again, but please people, use your damn brains and STOP voting for teabagging idiots! Please!!! I’m tired of being the laughing stock of the country and the world. I need to move to Iceland.

feelinranty:

necessary-sass:

curlybrownboy:

belindapendragon:

kobetyrant:

HOW IS THIS NOT EVERYWHERE?

Reblogging this good news…again.

y’all know EXACTLY why this isn’t everywhere. don’t pretend to be oblivious

Well let’s spread the word then guys. This kid deserves all the attention.

"Ramarni, what will you do when you grow up?"

"Literally everything."

So excited when I hear stories like this because imagine what he will accomplish

(Source: lawdgevus)

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