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Yeah, it's just a total coincidence that the food was fried chicken, ribs, and watermelon. Right.

Posted by Mike in Renton | October 16, 2008 1:35 PM

and well, he DOESN'T look like any the other presidents... so what was so outrageous about that statement, that you were inspired to such lows, Diane? You racist pig fucker!!

Posted by flipped normal | October 16, 2008 1:36 PM

Fried chicken, too. I can't IMAGINE what they were getting at.

Posted by Fnarf | October 16, 2008 1:36 PM

It will all get a lot worse when Obama is President of Our United States

They have to kinda keep it under wraps for now, but oh boy when there isn't an election to lose? Watch out for the stereotypes

Posted by Non | October 16, 2008 1:43 PM

I just had brisket for lunch at Pete's BBQ.


I also buy collard greens at Carpinto Bros. market.

Double Yum. I boil them in chicken broth.

Do you want a picture of me doing that?

Posted by John Bailo | October 16, 2008 1:49 PM

I hope all of these stupid fucking stereotypes get as much play as possible.

So much play, that they become as played out and stupid as they should already be. Hopefully, then they will go away.

Alternatively, I hope that the racist jerks who perpetrate these stereotypes die, quickly.

Humans suck.

Posted by chaosbound | October 16, 2008 1:50 PM

Food stamps are so horrible. How dare the government make sure families with children don't starve. For shame!

Posted by keshmeshi | October 16, 2008 2:00 PM

Way it reads, it's possible that this Diane Fedele woman might really have been clueless about the significance of the food items in the picture. The picture's main focus was the ten dollar bill, and, well, if she doesn't have a lot of black friends who can joke with her about ancient stereotypes (I mean, who talks about watermelon these days? And how is that negative anymore???) then she really might've just been making fun of Obama on a non-racist level.

Of course there's loads of Republican racists out there (especially the guy/girl who made the illustration in the first place). Just think Ms Fedele gets the benefit of the doubt.

Posted by Ng Yi-Sheng | October 16, 2008 2:00 PM

Um, bullshit, Ng. You don't go three-for-three by accident.

Posted by Fnarf | October 16, 2008 2:03 PM

Racist sleepwalking.
“I never connected,” she told the newspaper. “It was just food to me.”

what about taking some goddamn responsibility for being so fucking insensitive and racist? what a motherfucking liar. My judgement is that she knew exactly what she was doing, she's done it before and will continue.

Posted by 4f...sake | October 16, 2008 2:04 PM

If it was "just food," then why the hell was there any food to begin with? Last time I checked, most dollar bills don't include images of George Washington eating.

Posted by Fern | October 16, 2008 2:13 PM

Shockingly, the Magic Lamp Inn serves neither fried chicken, ribs, or watermelon. So the mystery of why exactly those items appeared in the illustration, as opposed to, say, Cobb Salad or Medallion of Beef Oscar, remains unsolved.

Posted by Fnarf | October 16, 2008 2:34 PM

Well, c'mon, you would have to be a blind right winger(redundant) to not see black people have WAY more class than Republicans could ever hope to have.

Posted by Vince | October 16, 2008 2:36 PM

"Just food"? Why not chard with mayonnaise, then? Or how 'bout white bread sandwiches with the crusts cut off?

Bullshit. You don't get a pass just because you're so racist you don't realize how racist you are (anymore than Palin gets a pass for not realizing just how stupid she is).

And Bailo, if I wanted a picture of a white bread dumbfuck I'm sure there are plenty available on the RNC's website.

Posted by Mr. X | October 16, 2008 2:38 PM

...on that note, this reminds me of the Congress-cretin who actually was surprised when people were shocked at the blatant racism of calling Obama "uppity."

Could these racist morons at least have the goddamn common courtesy to use "dog-whistle" code language when they're giving vent to their bile?

Posted by Mr. X | October 16, 2008 2:40 PM

Yes John, I would love a picture of you (with or without collard greens.) Please post one with your address and phone number soon.

Posted by DENVEROPOLIS | October 16, 2008 2:54 PM

Look, I can give her some benefit of the doubt. She didn't _create_ the image. She got it in an email and decided to use it. It would be ludicrous to argue that the person who created it didn't have serious racist intent - it's just that she's not that person. She most likely is just clueless.

Posted by wench | October 16, 2008 3:23 PM

It's not just any food, it's delicious food!

Posted by Dylan! | October 16, 2008 3:36 PM

I showed the article to a friend and he brought up this wonderful point. "It shows how out of touch the cartoonist is;
You can't buy KFC with food stamps." I would also like to add that food stamps now come in less time-consuming, less-degrading debit cards. I should know, I spent two years eating on food stamps.

Posted by Jesse | October 16, 2008 3:58 PM

@17 i still don't cut her any slack. her ignorance and stupidity are her problem, she needs a basic education. it's like using an image of a burning cross and saying you just thought it was a bonfire.

and i would love to see a picture of john bailo cooking himself a meal, and then another of him ducktaping his fingers together and his mouth shut.

Posted by douglas | October 16, 2008 3:58 PM

San Bernardino County Republicans are balls to the wall, if nothing else. They were attempting to commit voter fraud just last month.

Posted by Rose | October 16, 2008 4:03 PM

I went to the Magic Lamp Inn once. Not quite the classy joint that the Sycamore Inn across the street is, but I'm sure the increasingly-skewing-to-senior-citizen San Bernardino County Republicans like it, and it's just down the hill from the golf club.

Posted by Greg Barnes | October 16, 2008 4:49 PM

Rancho Cucamonga ... what a shithole. It is the armpit of So Cal, and that says a lot.

Posted by Mahtli69 | October 16, 2008 4:59 PM

As a proud Republican I am happy to say no darkies in the white house and no mesicans in the southwest. Long live America the white. Go McCain Palin in 08'

Posted by Grand Wizard | October 20, 2008 7:06 PM

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