AP: Comedian Chris Tucker studies Colin Powell for role as first black U.S. president
Must have been a diversionary tactic on the part of Powell. The Johanessburg delegates would be tearing their hair our trying to decide who to boo more: Powell or Tucker.
I wonder why Chris is following Colin around when it's the Irreverend Al Sharpton that's running for the office in 2004 and Shakedown Jesse actually ran for the darned thing. It's a comedy, after all, and you'll collect five sequels full of gut-busters from those two.
The question: Why is there so much tension between the black and Jewish communities?
Ok, Amish Tech Support isn't the only possible answer. Good place to start, though. Or a bad place to start, depending on your point of view.
When is the so-called black community (or the official one at least) going to rescind its long-standing and ill-advised support and seeming taste for quacks? When is it going to wake up to the fraud being perpetrated on its behalf? When will it speak out against, not in favor of these walking caricatures, whose list of pranks always seems to get longer?
First of all theres the aforementioned Al Charlatan, the pseudologue [. . .] Then, of course, theres Louis Farrakhan, hideous, unreconstructed anti-Semite, and proudest member of this countrys fifth column, who galloped off to Libya in 1996 (among other model African dictatorships) to offer support and friendship. More recently, of course, he rushed to Iraq to get down with Saddam now that the heat is on there again.
[. . .] Oddly enough, its the conservativesthe ones every good leftist still thinks are holding clan meetings in their basementswho are giving voice to the kind of leaders and role models the black community should supporte.g. Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Ward Connerly, etc.
By supporting snake oil salesmen like Farrakhan, and Sharptonand oh yes, theres the grand embezzler Jesse Jackson, to say nothing of the NAACPs recent leadershipthe black activist community gives credence to and propagates this hideous stereotype. Is it an irrepressible tendency toward self-destruction?
Emphasis added here and there.
I love it when white people take it upon themselves to choose "the kind of leaders and role models the black community should support." It must be very difficult for them, watching us act out our "irrepressible tendency toward self-destruction" and ignoring the selfless, unsolicited advice of our genetic and intellectual superiors.
The answer to the actual question posed in the title, I got no clue about. Nor do I particularly care. Do racist assholes need reasons anyway?
For the not particularly bright warblogger crowd -- sorry for being redundant -- note that I've not expressed support for Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or Louis Farrakhan in this entry. Normally, I wouldn't mention something so obvious, but y'all have a strange tendency to see things that aren't there, and attack me for them. Figured I'd try to head it off.