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How is his tweet racist?
because repoz likes folks arguing about non-baseball things on a baseball site?
Y’all think if they took all them gators they trap in Fla and La and put them in the Rio Grande, it wud stop the illegals from crossing? Jk
Always fun when those who the dog whistle is aimed at claim not to hear it.
He (a) expressed a policy opinion, however loosely (the policy opinion boils down to "stop people from crossing the border illegally") and (b) called people who cross the border illegally "illegals."
Also, making fun of rural southern english as ungrammatical is roughly equivalent to making fun of standard black american speech for same.
the policy opinion boils down to "stop people from crossing the border illegally"
Because the people who run this site decided some years ago that baseball wasn't interesting enough to enough people to sufficiently move the hit needle, so they decided instead that they were going to cater to our fanatical cadre of hyperpoliticized left-wingers with lots of free time and no lives, and this group is obsessed with crap just like this "story". You can identity them pretty easily because they generate like 90% of the 160-170 posts a day on the OTP monthly thread.
I'd also be willing to place a wager that Larry doesn't care nearly as much about keeping out the attractive women who come to this country illegally from eastern Europe and end up stripping
Does "jk" mean "joke"? Perhaps that explains (if not excuses) it.
The Double Dime, named for the uniform numbers worn by father and son, is known as a "hunter's paradise"
I'd also be willing to place a wager that Larry doesn't care nearly as much about keeping out the attractive women who come to this country illegally from eastern Europe and end up stripping as he does keeping out male migrant farm workers from Mexico.
*playing to the very old, very standard, and generally understood to be *racist* notion of "wetbacks."
He also suggested laying traps in the Rio Grande* for human beings.
Other baseball stories that appeared recently on this same site:
Other baseball stories that appeared recently on this same site
I was taken aback at how nonchalantly the author used the term "wetback" in referring to exploited undocumented immigrants. I guess sensibilities (with a few obvious exceptions here & elsewhere) have changed considerably over the last 35 years, but I wonder when that started.
Do you feel embarrassed on a daily basis for what you say here?
Ahh, who cares what some potato-eating Mick thinks, anyway?
I think Rickey feels 30% embarrassed.
You know the quickest way to have a conversation about baseball is? To actually talk baseball.
What embarrassment I feel is about being associated with the likes of you lot.
well known for being the neck stabber and threatening everyone and everything with a stabbing.
I was looking for Tangotigers new site on google and when I typed in Tangotiger blog in the engine the #2 site is apparently Tomtangoisadouche.com.
You, Hutcheson, and all the rest of your ilk are the biggest reasons why ShoeGrit and so many others like him rarely (if ever) come here any more.
Can't we all agree that this is insensitive and a bad racist joke?
Where do you start with this? First of all, the very people he is mocking probably have a better grasp of the English language than Jones. Sure, people abbreviate on Twitter, but there’s abbreviation and there’s ‘wud’. Secondly, his choice of target, an ethnic minority group, is cowardly. Jones come across as a school yard bully.
I have to admit, ever since Dan left to go behind the curtain at ESPN, the dog kind of died for me here. Transaction Oracle, and analysis debates, as well as HOF/HOM, MVP, player evlauation, all that stuff, thats my biggest interest.
So when Wisconsinites joke about putting up a wall at the border to keep out "Illinisians" or rounding them all up and shooting them are they being racist?
I would welcome you starting up a regular TO column.
I hope the powers that be find this entire discussion illuminating
As Bob says, let's see if Chipper wants to sic some rabid dogs on European illegals who overstay their tourist visas. When he comes out for something like that I'll believe he's not a racist.
Go #### in a hat Moursund. Yes, you're the absolute king of the big mouth blowhards; the prime example of what I'm talking about, and congratulations, because unfortunately the site now almost totally caters to the likes of you. You, Hutcheson, and all the rest of your ilk are the biggest reasons why ShoeGrit and so many others like him rarely (if ever) come here any more. I'm sure that he has way too much class to tell you this himself, but I'M telling you. And it's very unfortunate, because in my opinion one of him is worth ten of you.
Shorter modern liberal: opposing illegal immigration is racist.
Even shorter modern liberal: opposing any of our policy preferences is some combination of racist/sexist/bigoted/homophobic.
Y'all think if we built some really big ovens like they had in the 1940s the Jews wud stop stealing our money? jk
I realize that my tweet yest was offensive and distasteful. An attempt at humor was a terrible mistake. Please accept my heartfelt apology!
7:09pm - 9 Jun 13
There are millions of people "concerned" about illegal immigration from Mexico who manage to express their concern without coming across as racists, including the people here who have been defending Chipper's tweet. Chipper isn't one of them.
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