Virginia Is an Embarrassment to Dems

Tucker Carlson nailed it last night. And his cameras showed how beautiful Virginia could be…if it weren’t for those bug-ugly politicians in Richmond:

Mr. Carlson addresses the strange phenomenon of a long American tradition, white folk wearing blackface. It’s a harmless tradition – isn’t imitation the highest form of flattery? But perhaps our politics of resentment and envy trump humor (so to speak).

Then again I never did mind the “thick mick” jokes I used to hear about me and my kin.

5 thoughts on “Virginia Is an Embarrassment to Dems

  1. Reminds me of my Dad talking about daily life in the auto factory in which he spent 38 years during the 1950’s – 1990’s.

    He said nearly every man was given a nick-name, usually insulting.
    No one cared; it was for fun among men.

    I asked him about the sole black man working there and he said:

    “We didn’t give him a nick-name; it didn’t seem right. He was too nice a guy.”

    My Dad and his co-workers were largely bothered by the presence of nationalities other than ‘regular’ Canadians and they did not care for black people. But at the end of the day, their so-called racism was not nearly as deep as it may have appeared on the surface.

  2. Reminds me of the English folk-singer, the left wing Billy Bragg, fanatic supporter of immigration and no borders and the multicultural society, who sings about the joys of diversity, but who chooses a mansion in the Dorset countryside for himself and his family instead of the ‘vibrancy’ of London, his home town.

  3. “Thick Mick”, Dymphna? Like Shaw, Swift, Sheridan, Wilde, Joyce…?

    Terrible joke: An Irish building worker is interviewed by a foreman who thinks the Irish are thick:

    “What’s the difference between a girder and a joist?”

    “Well now, wasn’t it Goethe who wrote “Faust”, and Joyce who wrote “Ulysses?”

    • Ahh, those boys…Don’t forget Kate O’Brien in the last century. She has a wiki somewhere. One of her sisters married into our family on my father’s side (and Kate served briefly as her companion while abroad). Meanwhile my maternal grandfather was telling my mother that he liked K O’Brien’s work because “she wrote like a man”.

      [quick edit: my parents hadn’t even met at the time my grandfather made this remark. In Ireland, there are maybe two degrees of separation between people. I mean ethnic Irish.]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.