Video: Illinois Democrat dismisses GOP colleague as “half” a black person

posted at 11:21 am on April 10, 2014 by Guy Benson

The context for this little chestnut of racial nastiness was a heated floor debate in the Illinois legislature over a proposed education reform bill.  The fireworks started when Democratic Representative Linda Chapa LaVia, who is Hispanic, delivered a speech criticizing charter schools.  Ms. Chapa LaVia was no doubt casting aspersions on behalf of teachers unions — who’ve contributed heavily to her campaigns, are bankrupting the state, and don’t much care for competition.  In defense of the status quo — which traps far too many children, especially children of color, in failing public schools — Chapa LaVia appealed to her fellow minorities within the chamber.  In doing so, she took a racial shot at her Republican colleagues, pointedly noting that “we’re all over on this side [of the aisle], right?”  That didn’t sit well with some people, including State Representative John Anthony, who is a black Republican (via Champion News):

LaVia: “Listen to me, minorities!  I’m over here, because we’re all over on this side, right?  What you’ll also find…

[Jeers and shouts from Republicans]

LaVia: “Wait, we have a half.  We have a half.”

A half.  Is that how Rep. LaVia would refer to a certain former member of the legislature in Springfield?  I suspect not.  But in the heat of the moment, she needed a shortcut to denigrate the racial “authenticity” of one of her colleagues in order to rescue her inflammatory point.  So she sneered “we have a half,” then continued her harangue.  Stay classy, Linda.

UPDATE – Republicans demanded an apology, and got one.  Sort of.  “I apologize if offended anybody over there.”


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In Illinois, of all places…short term memories have they…

fortcoins on April 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

That’s not an apology…

22044 on April 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

UPDATE – Republicans demanded an apology, and got one. Sort of. ”I apologize if offended anybody over there.”

Not accepted you racist bigot. We’ll get a pillow case and make you a Klan hood. Because the KKK was a bunch of Democrats.

rbj on April 10, 2014 at 11:26 AM

And a bunch of Ds immediately leapt up to decry this racism.

LOL, nah.

WitchDoctor on April 10, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Barry is a half Caucasian human being.

corona79 on April 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Nothing to see here beyond it simply being further evidence that Democrats are the racists in these equations. They are the ones that think race ‘first’, put race ‘first’, and are simply projecting their own racism when they try to play the race card on others.

Midas on April 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

UPDATE – Republicans demanded an apology, and got one. Sort of. ”I apologize if offended anybody over there.”

Meh! I’m more offended that she and the other Dems (minority or otherwise) hate children enough that they want to keep them in failed schools with incompetent teachers.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Racist Democrats being exposed through their own words is racist.

NotCoach on April 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM

I think this thread needs some parody courtesy of Frank Lib. I’ll try to imagine it.

22044 on April 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Barry is a half Caucasian human being.

corona79 on April 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

But pure evil.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM

The Rob Parker scale of blackness.

Flange on April 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

But you know the REAL racism comes from the GOP and conservatives because they conceal their racism with code words and dog whistles. That’s so much worst that just being outright racist like this “lady”.

KateNE on April 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Disgusting.

GOPRanknFile on April 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM

I like the girl in the back uncomfortably giggling. Because, let’s face it, Demo’rats find this stuff hilarious – they just know better than to always do it.

chris0christies0donut on April 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Guy, it wasn’t “I apologize if offended anybody over there.”

It was an “I apologize, BUT…”

blammm on April 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Pursuant to Eich she should resign immediately.

Skywise on April 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Hilarious! I love seeing the mask slip off in public.

butch on April 10, 2014 at 11:34 AM

So this woman “of color”, who is paler than George Zimmerman, is questioning the authenticity of the mixed race rep? Pretty typical.

forest on April 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Pursuant to Eich she should resign immediately.

Skywise on April 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Dude, that’s racist. And not recognizing that conservative/Republican blacks are of an inferior species is also racist.

NotCoach on April 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Meh! I’m more offended that she and the other Dems (minority or otherwise) hate children enough that they want to keep them in failed schools with incompetent teachers.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Especially when those incompetent teachers contribute extremely disproportionately to the Dems coffers, ensuring that teachers and pols can retain their jobs and continue their corrupt fleecing of the American citizens.

maryo on April 10, 2014 at 11:36 AM

So this woman “of color”, who is paler than George Zimmerman, is questioning the authenticity of the mixed race rep? Pretty typical.

forest on April 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Don’t you know? Color is really just a state of mind – like how awesome you think Obama is.

chris0christies0donut on April 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Sounds like she is saying this Republican’s story is really the story of Barack Obama.

Meremortal on April 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Obama Admin Scrubs Holder’s Remarks About He And Obama Facing Racism From House GOP…

Resist We Much on April 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Scrubbing is racist.

NotCoach on April 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Disgusting.

GOPRanknFile on April 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Not sure why I’m shocked (It’s what the libs do) but I am. “We have a half”, We have a half” – should be the last words spoken on the floor by this disgusting woman.

VegasRick on April 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

They NEVER apologize.
And they don’t think they have to.
We have to let them know by our votes and voices, that they have to!

Sterling Holobyte on April 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

But you know the REAL racism comes from the GOP and conservatives because they conceal their racism with code words and dog whistles. That’s so much worst that just being outright racist like this “lady”.

KateNE on April 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM

LaVia is as stupid as she is racist. She admits that public schools are worse than charter schools when she talks about the “haves” and “have nots” but since she’s a paid partisan whore of teachers’ union the solution is to force everybody into crappy education instead of working on behalf of children.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Ms. Chapa LaVia was no doubt casting aspersions on behalf of teachers unions — who’ve contributed heavily to her campaigns

Don’t you mean casting asparagus? I wonder why she referred to him as a half, and what half is she referring to. Is she trying to insult his manhood?

Brock Robamney on April 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Do his votes count as 3/5ths the vote of a wise Latina?

blammm on April 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM

From the picture it looks like the lady is at least one and a half white people, if not two.

Not that there’s anything wrong with being a big person mind you. It’s just maybe that she’s psychologically compensating or something.

s1im on April 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Just another Democrat showing their true colors.

Oh. Wait. Is that racist?

bigmacdaddy on April 10, 2014 at 11:41 AM

She never said half-black, or half-hispanic or half-any-race. This is just another conservative “outrage” of the day.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Gotta luv it. Pass the popcorn please.

platypus on April 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Her back looks wet to me, anyone else notice that?

nullrouted on April 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Stay classy, Linda.

Too late.

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 11:43 AM

She’s spilling the beans about her racism.

Flange on April 10, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Chicago preacher James Meeks dumps Dems, backs GOP gubernatorial candidate

The choir sang hallelujah as the congregation of 15,000 clapped and sang along. Reverend James Meeks ratcheted up the intensity of his speech. “Man looks at the outside,” he shouted rearing his head back. “But God looks at your heart! Are you with me here?”

Judging by the response, Meeks had the faithful at Salem Baptist Church hanging on his every word.“One hundred percent with Reverend Meeks,” said parishioner Eugene Harris outside the mega-church on Chicago’s fiercely Democratic South Side.

Meeks is careful not to preach politics from the pulpit. That doesn’t mean he does not have a political side. This former state senator is active as a leader in Chicago’s African-American community and also has considerable political clout.

This gubernatorial election he is not throwing that clout behind the Democrat, incumbent Governor Pat Quinn. Instead, Meeks is lining up behind Bruce Rauner, the wealthy Republican businessman from Chicago’s predominantly-white North Shore.

“The Democratic party just assume always that 97 percent of the African-American vote will go to the Democratic party. If that assumption is true, they never have to work for our vote,” Meeks said.

‘Our schools are still broken and getting worse. We’re last in employment or business. Our neighborhoods are deplorable,” says Meeks. “And we still get the same promises from the Democratic party, but we don’t get any deliverable. I think it’s time we should look at another candidate.”

Chicago political analyst Thom Serafin says few Republicans have been able to win statewide in Illinois without collecting 20 percent of the city vote. To do that, a candidate must win a significant portion of the African-American vote. Serafin believes Meeks can deliver. “He understands what it means to turn out the vote here in the city. He is well respected,” he said.

Serafin also believes Meeks can avoid a backlash for breaking ranks with the big Democratic machine in Chicago, because he came up from the street and proved his mettle, both in politics and at the pulpit.

“If you are going to challenge Reverend Meeks, you better have both feet planted on the ground. There aren’t too many people that are able to do that here in this city,” says Serafin.

Resist We Much on April 10, 2014 at 11:44 AM

They NEVER apologize.
And they don’t think they have to.
We have to let them know by our votes and voices, that they have to!
Sterling Holobyte on April 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

They view your vote more as a reflection on you than on them.

Brock Robamney on April 10, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Why is HotAir ignoring the government’s cattle rustling in Nevada?

txsurveyor on April 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM

She never said half-black, or half-hispanic or half-any-race. This is just another conservative “outrage” of the day.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Reading comprehension clearly isn’t your strong suit:

LaVia: “Listen to me, minorities! I’m over here, because we’re all over on this side, right? What you’ll also find…

[Jeers and shouts from Republicans]

LaVia: “Wait, we have a half. We have a half.”

blammm on April 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM

She never said half-black, or half-hispanic or half-any-race. This is just another conservative “outrage” of the day.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Implications are lost on you, eh? I think you should probably make like a tree and go …. yourself. Did you catch the implication there? Same idea.

nullrouted on April 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM

There’s a similar story going on. Some black Alabama Democrat said Republicans would be for abortion if white women were impregnated by a black man. He also said he’d offer $100,000 to any white person raising a black child.

A rally came together with a bunch of white parents and their non-white children, many of whom were adopted.

Democrats are racist filth.

Steve Tsouloufis on April 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM

The good news is, Democrats are the party of minorities.

Had a Republican even thought such a profanity, we would hear, “This is why Democrats get all the black vote.”

Baggi on April 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Shades of Plessy v. Ferguson.

So in Illinois, African Americans are only 1/2 a person.

This is obviously unconstitutional, as Article I Section 2 clearly spells out that … “three fifths of all other Persons.”

J_Crater on April 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM

She never said half-black, or half-hispanic or half-any-race. This is just another conservative “outrage” of the day.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

You serious Walter? “We’re all over here, all the minorities, oh wait we have a half, we have a half”. What do you think she was referring to?

VegasRick on April 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Bishop is gone for only a little while and you all get lazy. Stay on your toes.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Wow! “We have a half”? If anyone in the GOP ever said anything close to that about Obama, they would never find work again in this country. And I don’t just mean in politics.

Doughboy on April 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Republicans demanded an apology, and got one. Sort of. ”I apologize if offended anybody over there.”

My favorite part was the part just after this where she said that she isn’t that kind of a person.

OH YES YOU ARE YOU CUPID STUNT! How dare you suggest that only minoirities care about the education of children even as you take in big checks from the NEA a labor union.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

If she is Hispanic, she is also half of something or other.

OldEnglish on April 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Bishop is gone for only a little while and you all get lazy. Stay on your toes.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM

He’s back, b!tch, so you may want to run and hide.

bigmacdaddy on April 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Even the constitution counted them as 2/3.

bflat879 on April 10, 2014 at 11:51 AM

meh, he’s just an uncle tom anyway.

todler on April 10, 2014 at 11:52 AM

He’s back, b!tch, so you may want to run and hide.

bigmacdaddy on April 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

True, but he can’t find his tackle box. And Walter here casting some pretty good lures? Me thinks I know who got Bish’s box.

VegasRick on April 10, 2014 at 11:53 AM

LaVia: “Listen to me, minorities! I’m over here, because we’re all over on this side the slaves are not supposed to leave the plantation, right? What you’ll also find…

What she really meant.

DethMetalCookieMonst on April 10, 2014 at 11:55 AM

If she is Hispanic, she is also half of something or other.

OldEnglish on April 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

She’s a fat scumbag cow………..Oh, and I apologize to any cows that I might have offended.

VegasRick on April 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Maybe she just considered it at Act of Love.

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/04/10/Thirty-Five-Acts-of-Love-from-the-Mexican-Border

MontanaMmmm on April 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Wow! “We have a half”? If anyone in the GOP ever said anything close to that about Obama, they would never find work again in this country. And I don’t just mean in politics.

Doughboy on April 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

It is clear that the Democrats are the only ones that care about blacks, hispanics, and other minorities. Ms. LaVia is merely expressing the moral outrage of having to protect citizens of color from the old white guys on the other side of the aisle. Sure she’s empassioned but that just comes from caring.

If Abraham Lincoln were alive today he’d be a Democrat. /

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM

He’s back, b!tch, so you may want to run and hide.

bigmacdaddy on April 10, 2014 at 11:50 AM

He is? Where?

22044 on April 10, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Count me as one of those racists that is getting pretty damned tired of all the talking about race and minorities and the oppressed and wimmins and every other bleeding heart poor put upon group of whiners. Our country is going down the toilet and we are all bunged up about race??

bimmcorp on April 10, 2014 at 11:58 AM

True, but he can’t find his tackle box.

VegasRick on April 10, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Serves him right for leaving it with this crowd. ;0

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 11:58 AM

He is? Where?

22044 on April 10, 2014 at 11:57 AM

He popped in for a bit on the Video: Obama 2008 ad warned about McCainCare ObamaCare thread.

But he got out-Bishoped.

bigmacdaddy on April 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

If she is Hispanic, she is also half of something or other.

OldEnglish on April 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Maybe she’s a halfback? Does she play for the Bears?

Flange on April 10, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Serves him right for leaving it with this crowd. ;0

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 11:58 AM

LaVia suspects the half black guy.

VegasRick on April 10, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Ugh, these people are just absolutely deplorable. I’d compare them to pond scum, but that’s giving the latter a bad rap.

changer1701 on April 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

If she is Hispanic, she is also half of something or other.

OldEnglish on April 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Maybe she’s a halfback? Does she play for the Bears?

Flange on April 10, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Halfwit

VegasRick on April 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

If Abraham Lincoln were alive today he’d be a Democrat. /

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM

He’s too busy killing vampires to stay in politics….

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 12:04 PM

She’s whiter than George Zimmerman, in fact, she’s whiter than most white people.

clearbluesky on April 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM

This is just another conservative “outrage” of the day.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Ya, it’s not as if Dems ever go all nuts with fake outrage…..

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 12:07 PM

I always told you they are the true racists.

Heh, we have a “half president” :)

God, please make hypocrisy hurt. The screaming would kill them.

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2014 at 12:07 PM

If Abraham Lincoln were alive today he’d be a Democrat. /

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Don’t laugh. Cry:

Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, A Public University, Labels President Lincoln A ‘Democrat’ On Plaque

“This building is dedicated to public service honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln. Democrat.”

Resist We Much on April 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

He popped in for a bit on the Video: Obama 2008 ad warned about McCainCare ObamaCare thread.

But he got out-Bishoped.

bigmacdaddy on April 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

And I declared myself a racist for doing it, you racist.

NotCoach on April 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Pretty classy from the party that specifically targeted Allen West and Mia Love in prior House races.

The Schaef on April 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

This is just another conservative “outrage” of the day.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Kinda sorta like the Koch Brothers, Walter?

bimmcorp on April 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM

He popped in for a bit on the Video: Obama 2008 ad warned about McCainCare ObamaCare thread.

But he got out-Bishoped.

bigmacdaddy on April 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

That thread is hilarious! Looks like a QOTM (Quotes of the Morning)!

22044 on April 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM

If Barack senior is his father, then he is half Caucasian-American and half Kenyan. Is Frank is his father then he would be half African-American. Either way it is his 100% Communist-American core that is killing America.

AH_C on April 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM

The gentleman should have accused her of racism, then should have asked for an apology.

The scumhag’s apology was a simple “if I must, I apologize”.

She is a racist cow and scumhag.

Minorities, wake the fluke up. You’re being subjugated by these operators, for votes only. They like you in modern day plantations, uneducated and dependent.

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM

And I declared myself a racist for doing it, you racist.

NotCoach on April 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Your self-flagellation was noted, however it was also woefully inadequate. :-)

bigmacdaddy on April 10, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Ya, it’s not as if Dems ever go all nuts with fake outrage…..

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Read up thread.

And wait. Are you agreeing with me that this is fake conservative outrage?

(I guess he wants me to play with him a little bit)

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Don’t laugh. Cry:

Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, A Public University, Labels President Lincoln A ‘Democrat’ On Plaque

“This building is dedicated to public service honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln. Democrat.”

Resist We Much on April 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Thank You, NWU, for replacing us as the Dumbest University.

Sincerely, Brandeis

P.S. Never mind. Spoke too soon.

22044 on April 10, 2014 at 12:12 PM

That’s not an apology…

22044 on April 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

It wasn’t meant to be,

phatfawzi on April 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM

It’s people like her why we still have racism in this country. It’s just not your typical Hollywood glamorized White Southern Gentleman Col. Sanders racism.

Starnick on April 10, 2014 at 12:17 PM

She is a racist cow and scumhag.

Minorities, wake the fluke up. You’re being subjugated by these operators, for votes only. They like you in modern day plantations, uneducated and dependent.

Schadenfreude on April 10, 2014 at 12:11 PM

The thing is that the words “Listen to me, minorities! I’m over here, because we’re all over on this side, right?” seems tame enough. It’s a variation on the theme that Democrats care about the minorities.

But what makes it racist and offensive is the way she turns her back on the other side of the aisle and points her paw and dismisses the “half-breed” as inconsequential.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Read up thread.
And wait. Are you agreeing with me that this is fake conservative outrage?
(I guess he wants me to play with him a little bit)

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 12:12 PM

I did.
Whether this one is fake or not, and you seem to think it is – because it’s a “conservative outrage of the day” – would you actually try to deny that there are a lot of “liberal outrage of the day”?

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 12:18 PM

And wait. Are you agreeing with me that this is fake conservative outrage?

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Wait, a half-dozen different people challenged your claim that there was nothing offensive about this statement, and this post is the one you choose to respond to?

The Schaef on April 10, 2014 at 12:18 PM

I did.
Whether this one is fake or not, and you seem to think it is – because it’s a “conservative outrage of the day” – would you actually try to deny that there are a lot of “liberal outrage of the day”?

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 12:18 PM

You’re too easy. You’ve been Bis-hic-uped

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Wait, a half-dozen different people challenged your claim that there was nothing offensive about this statement, and this post is the one you choose to respond to?

The Schaef on April 10, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Who let in all the newbies?

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

You’re too easy. You’ve been Bis-hic-uped

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I know Bishop, and you are no Bishop…..

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

“This building is dedicated to public service honoring the memory of Abraham Lincoln. Democrat.”

Resist We Much on April 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

I remember that story. I’m sure that is was meant as a small D democrat. In the same way the founding fathers were democrats. But it does seem pretty damned ignorant in these highly partisan times.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I am shocked…

Shocked!…

That this thread is not crawling with trolls. No one to defend the half-wit?

Neitherleftorright on April 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I know Bishop, and you are no Bishop…..

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

But you’re still easily fooled. If you had actually read up thread, you would have realized that a number of people were well aware of my sarcasm, and never went on looking dim.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I know Bishop, and you are no Bishop…..

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Beat me by about 4 minutes…lol

bimmcorp on April 10, 2014 at 12:24 PM

nullrouted on April 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Speaking as someone who has some familiarity w/ certain ‘expressions’-be careful of how you word things.
Please just heed what I say. Thanks.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 12:24 PM

But you’re still easily fooled. If you had actually read up thread, you would have realized that a number of people were well aware of my sarcasm, and never went on looking dim.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

And a number of people didn’t see any sarcasm, so you’re not as skilled as you think you are.

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Golf. Foxtrot. Yankee…buddy.

Nutstuyu on April 10, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Neitherleftorright on April 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

The trolls have been very quiet lately. The quietest I’ve ever seen them. And that quiet is racist.

NotCoach on April 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM

And a number of people didn’t see any sarcasm, so you’re not as skilled as you think you are.

dentarthurdent on April 10, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Skilled enough. And stop speaking for other people, they may not want to be put into the same box with yourself.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM

But you’re still easily fooled. If you had actually read up thread, you would have realized that a number of people were well aware of my sarcasm, and never went on looking dim.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Sarcasm only works when you have a considerable history of being on point. And when people aren’t familiar with your postings, a /s tag can only help.

Nutstuyu on April 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM

But you’re still easily fooled. If you had actually read up thread, you would have realized that a number of people were well aware of my sarcasm, and never went on looking dim.

Walter L. Newton on April 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

And a number of others did not. You neglected a sarc tag, and the problem you have, through no fault of your own, that there are more than a few HA commenters that would make a statement like this completely without irony.

As for your comment regarding “newbies”, I have been a member of this site for several years now, and with apologies, I don’t remember seeing you around here before.

The Schaef on April 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM

MOST of the voters that voted for Obama have NO CLUE he is only half black. Guaranteed.

Meople on April 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM

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