Kimberley Johnson’s recent racist comment is more offensive than Roseanne Barr’s. Colion Noir’s response is awesome.

Huffington Post writer Kimberley Johnson recently made the following tweet:

“Out on the road the other day I saw an affluent black man driving a BMW with two bumper-stickers. One was pro-NRA and the other one was a Tea Party sticker that read, ‘Don’t tread on me.’ This left me very confused.”


In my opinion, that’s a lot worse than what Roseanne Barr said six weeks ago. Barr was commenting on what she perceived to be a certain physical resemblance. Johnson’s comment is about what she believes people are supposed to think. What a person thinks is a lot more personal than their physical appearance. Barr’s comment was offensive. Johnson’s comment was dehumanizing.

Fortunately, in one of the best commentaries ever on the subject of racism, Colion Noir went on Fox News, and invited Johnson to appear on his own show to have a discussion about this. I encourage everyone here to watch his appearance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lUnHsOQYOI

 

July 12, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Racism. 1 comment.

Media bias and Hollywood’s double standard: Roseanne Barr vs. Peter Fonda

Peter Fonda recently said:

“We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles.”

Fonda’s statement is worse than Roseanne Barr’s earlier statement, because:

1) Fonda involves an innocent child who never chose to put himself in the public eye.

and

2) Fonda tries to incite violence against an innocent person.

When I first found out about this, I said to myself, “Let’s see if the media pays less, as much as, or more attention to Fonda’s quote than to Roseanne’s quote.”

But then I soon realized that it had already been five days since Fonda had made his statement. So I already know the media isn’t giving it anywhere nearly as much attention as it gave the Roseanne’s statement.

I’m against canceling any of Fonda’s upcoming movies, just like I’m against cancelling Roseann’s show. (I now see the show is coming back, but under a new name, and without her. How can they kick someone off their own show? That’s just so wrong. “We hate Roseanne”s comment enough that we fired her from her own show, but we’ll still collect our paychecks for being on new episodes of the show.”)

It took less than 24 hours for them to fire Roseanne. Fonda hasn’t been fired from anything even after five days, as far as I can tell.

 

June 26, 2018. Tags: , , , , . Media bias. 1 comment.

Roseanne defends her Muslim neighbor. Why is the political left celebrating the cancellation of this anti-Islamophobic TV show?

Here’s a scene from a recent episode of Roseanne. I think this is awesome, and I am sad that the show was recently cancelled.

This scene is very much against Islamophobia. So why is the political left celebrating the show’s cancellation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty6wb2FQaxI

May 31, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Racism, Religion, Television. Leave a comment.

Thank goodness for Roseanne on DVD

Roseanne Barr is already super rich. The cancellation of her TV series after she said something controversial will have zero impact on her standard of living.

The people who worked on the show behind the scenes are the ones who will be hurt.

And millions of people will be deprived of being able to watch the syndicated reruns.

I’ll keep watching my DVDs of the first five seasons of Roseanne, just like I’ll keep watching my DVDs of the first two seasons of The Cosby Show.

I wonder if the same people who support this cancellation and stopping the reruns have also stopped listening to the Beatles since it was revealed that John Lennon was a wife beater.

A person can be really good at one thing (creating movies, music, or TV shows) and simultaneously be really bad at another thing (being a racist, or a wife-beater). Since we live in a highly technological society with very high levels of specialization, I personally think it would be irrational to stop eating my favorite candy just because it turned out that the CEO of the candy company had murdered his family. But I respect the rights of others who disagree with me, i.e., those who would stop eating the candy because of that.

May 31, 2018. Tags: , , . Television. Leave a comment.

Why do people use the word “salad” when what they really mean is “mayonnaise”?

This is from the season 4 episode of “Roseanne” called “Stressed to Kill.” The relevant part starts at 14:28.

Roaseanne: “Can I help you?”

Customer:  “Which is better – the tuna salad or the egg salad?”

Roaseanne: “Tuna salad, egg salad, chicken salad, turkey salad, shrimp salad – what difference does it make? It’s all just different words for mayonnaise.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRCqJi3mIR8

August 17, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Food, Humor, Television. Leave a comment.