March 24, 2006

Again, How Do You Parody the Absurd?

Driving home from work tonight, listening to News and Notes with Ed Gordon(sans Ed Gordon) on NPR, I heard the Rev. Jesse Jackson refer in complete seriousness to ..., wait for it ..., New Orleans-Americans.

Tha Balkanization of America is complete.

I am curious though, listening to the dueling banjoes of the viability of an election in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, what happens if New Orleans voting percentages rise with all the special efforts going on to get out the vote in New Orleans? What exactly would it be appropriate to infer from that?

Posted by Charles Austin at March 24, 2006 08:58 PM

This is ridiculous. Jackson has been riding on the reputation he built with his "I am somebody!" campaign to raise black self-esteem, but he's been a caricature for at least two decades now. Still no one seems to have the courage to call him on his nonsense to his face. Someone needs to say right to him, in front of God and everybody: "Are you f***ing kidding me? New Orleans-Americans? Are you out of your mind???" Just do it, somebody, on national television, for the love of Pete.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 02:17 AM

Well, this unhyphenated American thinks that JJ is a race baiting blow hard.

Posted by: Jon at 11:05 AM