Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Right Wing Jerks In Review: George Allen

Damn. Just Damn.

Remember folks this guy wants to be President! Anyone remember George Allen (R-Va) claim to fame?

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution (03/04/05)

Allen, who once decorated his law office with a Confederate flag and noose and, as governor of Virginia, signed a "Confederate Heritage Month" proclamation while dubbing the NAACP an "extremist group," returned from a trip to the bridge with Lewis last year and introduced legislation that essentially apologized for lynchings.

Apologies or not, it doesn't seem like all that much has changed in native Californian cum Virginian Mr. Allen's private Dixie.
Allen Quip Provokes Outrage, Apology
Name Insults Webb Volunteer
By Tim Craig and Michael D. Shear
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, August 15, 2006; A01

(click for full article)

RICHMOND, Aug. 14 -- Virginia Sen. George Allen (R) apologized Monday for what his opponent's campaign said were demeaning and insensitive comments the senator made to a 20-year-old volunteer of Indian descent.

At a campaign rally in southwest Virginia on Friday, Allen repeatedly called a volunteer for Democrat James Webb "macaca." During the speech in Breaks, near the Kentucky border, Allen began by saying that he was "going to run this campaign on positive, constructive ideas" and then pointed at S.R. Sidarth in the crowd.

"This fellow here, over here with the yellow shirt, macaca, or whatever his name is. He's with my opponent. He's following us around everywhere. And it's just great," Allen said, as his supporters began to laugh. After saying that Webb was raising money in California with a "bunch of Hollywood movie moguls," Allen said, "Let's give a welcome to macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia." Allen then began talking about the "war on terror."

Depending on how it is spelled, the word macaca could mean either a monkey that inhabits the Eastern Hemisphere or a town in South Africa. In some European cultures, macaca is also considered a racial slur against African immigrants, according to several Web sites that track ethnic slurs.
Massah Allen should do his homework more carefully as Mr.
S.R. Sidarth is a native of Virginia.

So what is an actual macaca/macaques, hop on over to Animal Diversity for some examples.

To see how the word is used by the hooded members of the American population, Jeffrey Feldman's Frame Shop did a bit of research on the matter.

Caution the racially epithets used in some of the posts found by Feldman are offensive and the outpourings of delusional minds.

Want to help end the reign of Geroge Allen, and apparently the U.S. Civil War as well, support his challenger Jim Webb for Senate!

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