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Wordsmith

Well, ya know, I'm ..... just stunned. Yep. And, I must say pretty much knocked speechless. I'm going to have mull this over. Yep. In fact - maybe I should sleep on it.

Goodness.

Coward of the Keyboard

Iron Yak's blog makes me want to "yak." And Zeb's? I'd say we should call it "Zeb's Meds." He needs some psychiatric drugs NOW!

Coward of the Keyboard

And Zeb's rebs aren't racist? Check out the RACIST Michelle Obama cartoon on Yak's blog, comparing her to a "monkey." THAT IS RACIST AND SICK!
http://theironyak.blogspot.com/2008/09/you-can-put-lipstick-on-pig_10.html

MountainGoat

Yeah, that cartoon is the one I linked to in the post... unbelievable.

And Wordsmith... hope this news was worth the wait and that the popcorn and soda kept you entertained in the meantime. ;-)

Wordsmith

That cartoon! And the woman says she believes in "God, The Family Institution, and The Constitution" and puts that up about another mother.

As for Frosty - biking every freakin' where, across this continent, over this continent - you'd think he'd be a little more generous and friendly. I would THINK, having hiked and hitched in different countries on different continents, that one would be more - cosmopolitan.

SeanK

The exceedingly racist "Lipstick on a Pig" page has mysteriously disappeared, but this one http://theironyak.blogspot.com/search/label/Michelle%20Obama%20meets%20Uncle%20Sam is still up. Are you serious?
I guess a racist with a computer is still just a racist.

MountainGoat

Yes, it seems Iron Yak has apparently realized that the cartoon was offensive and inappropriate and she's removed it (as you point out, Sean, there are others). She's also updated and expanded her profile.

Knowing that this would be a possibility, last night I took a screen shot of the offensive cartoon that she's had published on her blog since September 10, 2008. Perhaps when I get a minute I'll post it.

Wordsmith

Please do. I dang near did this morning when I saw it as well, but had to get to work.

Oh wait - I'm a blogger; I don't work, that's right. I'll tell my boss - then I'll tell the cats we're moving into the Jetta.

MountainGoat

I apologize for the poor quality of the screenshot but you can also find the cartoon here:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WBuJAClEXN4/SMiohvuKZLI/AAAAAAAAAFo/qSEnh8r_YTA/s1600-h/Lipstick+on+a+pig.bmp

Wordsmith

That really is disgusting. I'm so sick of this. Was Laura Bush parodied like that?

MountainGoat

But Wordsmith, you and I both know (and Tara more than any of us), it's not just that this particular cartoon happens to be targeting the Obamas in an especially offensive manner... this sort of intolerance against any number of groups is happening every day in that community--the bigotry is mainstream.

Iron Yak (and she makes no secret of her real name; she writes it proudly on this post: http://zebsrebs.blogspot.com/2009/03/back-to-basics_27.html )

is supposedly an upstanding member of the community, a business person, a supposedly religious person. Makes you wonder what it is these people who exhort us to "check our spiritual compass and turn our hearts back to our God" and profess to speak for "moral values" are talking about.

As Tara pointed out so eloquently on her blog the other day (link here: http://politicalgame.blogspot.com/2009/04/value-systems.html )

"I do not believe in the hatred, sexism, xenophobia, bigotry, intolerance, racism and general closed mindedness of any of these groups. I can't believe in any of their values that actually have merit because I can't get past and wouldn't want to look past the hatred they represent. Yet here I am in southeastern Idaho where these three groups and their value systems make up the majority of the population. We may not have the Aryan Nations here, but don't tell me hate does not exist here."

Sisyphus

Well ain't imitation the sincerest form of flattery? So the bigots are watching and reacting thereby denoting signs of intelligence, of course, only in the most rudimentary form. Its still questionable whether a bigot can be reasoned with.

Coward of the Keyboard

Let me rephrase Iron Yak, and my intention is not to be sexiest, just rearranging some of her words: "You can put lipstick on a racist...but he/she will continue to be racist!"

thepoliticalgame

Sexiest? Me thinks you mean sexist, Coward... ;)

Wordsmith

Whoo - boy (or girl)! Doncha jus' love those Freudian slips!

Wordsmith

Apparently, it must've been a quiet day down on the ranch. No cattle rustling or hustling? No baying at the moon, which was full on Passover! Last night, btw.

Coward of the Keyboard

Thank you Ms. Politicalgame! You are right! I need to check my keyboard strokes before I hit the "post." It bites me in the you know what!

Coward of the Keyboard

There is a new post today, Friday 4/10, which states:

"Zeb and his "REBS" rebel against those who wish to insert values that will weaken our communities, state, and country. Values that we will not allow our children to be taught. Yes we rebel against those things and will continue to do so until those people either give up the fight, or we die!"

Values that we won't allow our children to be taught? WTF is that about? I don't want my kid to be taught to disparage someone because of his or her skin color, orientation or political viewpoint.

Actually YOUR BIGOTED VIEWPOINT WILL WEAKEN OUR COMMUNITY. Intolerance and lack of respect continue to be what you preach. And if you claim I'm going to hell, so be it! At least I won't be in YOUR company.

MountainGoat

i saw that post last night and thought about writing something up on it then, but decided against it... maybe this weekend.

'course you've said it quite well already, coward. ;-)

Coward of the Keyboard

The only real coward of the keyboard is Zeb Bell himself. He lacks sufficient manhood and perhaps mental power to blog by himself. He admitted to as much on today's program (4/14). Instead he has to send his rabid attack dogs after REAL bloggers. Now that's what I call C-O-W-A-R-D-I-C-E.

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Quotes For 2009

  • "[Some politicians] wouldn't recognize the Constitution if it fell in their laps and called them Daddy." — Rep. Lenore Hardy Barrett (R-Challis) at a tea party tax protest.
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Quotes For 2008

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