December 22nd, 2010

Kermit And Piggy

Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride

So, next summer sees the release of the movie Thor, based on the Marvel comic.  You'd think everybody would be excited about this.

Not everyone.

A white supremacist bunch of assholes activist group is urging people to boycott the movie Thor because Heimdall, a Norse god, is being played by Idris Elba, a black man.  The Council Of Conservative Citizens posts on their new "boycott Thor" website (sorry, no links from me on that one),  "It [is] well known that Marvel is a company that advocates for leftwing ideologies and causes (And this is news to who, exactly?  -- G).  Marvel frontman Stan 'Lee' Lieber boasts of being a major financier of leftwing political candidates.  (Uh, yeah, it's called political freedom, mouth breather.  Don't like it?  Don't support his causes.  -- G)  Marvel has viciously attacked the Tea Party movement, conservatives and European heritage.  Now they have taken it one further, casting a black man as a Norse deity in their new movie Thor. Marvel has now inserted social engineering into European mythology."

First of all, most of these idiots are Christians.  What do they care about Norse mythology?  Second, HAVE THEY EVEN READ AN ISSUE OF THOR?!?  ASIDE FROM THE NAMES AND THE CITY, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH NORSE MYTHOLOGY!!!  My background in Norse mythology is pretty light, and even I know this stuff is made up.  What's next, bitching about the angels in Evangelion?  Elba, in fact, has taken a stance similar to my last point.  "Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That's OK, but the colour of my skin is wrong?"

I love it when people make pissing off the deserving so damn convenient.  All you have to do is buy a movie ticket.
Woody Can't Take It

Wisonsin Can Smell My Dairy Air

I keep telling people that racism is alive and well, it just went underground, and you never know when or where it will pop up again.

For example, Abbotsford, Wisconsin.  Small town, typical small town folk.  And they just got a rude awakening.

There's a fellow there named Mark Prior who is looking to open a "gentleman's club."  The site is right next to the city hall (location, location, location).  Oh, and one more thing -- there's a sign out front that says...well, I let him say it:

Prior insists he has the right to discriminate.  The reason for the sign is he claims he had some problems with black people in the past.  "I'm going to stick to my guns because I think I have the right as a business owner to reject service to anyone. It's not all the black people there are just a few bad ones."  Gee, maybe he should ban drunken patrons first.  I'll bet they cause a lot more trouble.

The question everyone is wondering, besides how this guy can breathe on his own, is will it be a private club or a public establishment?  If it's public, discriminating against anyone violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  If it's private, however, he can admit or refuse to admit whoever the hell he pleases.  He hasn't revealed this little detail yet.

Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton is an African American historian at the University Of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  She feels Prior is just trolling.  "Our mistake is sometimes we look for logic in something that is just plain stupid."

Preach, sister, preach!