I didn't mean Black

Today we have two politicians who have been getting a lot of black... er, flack, for some racist blunders.

The first moment was triggered by a tragedy. Bob Holness died today at 83. The TV presenter, well-known as host of the UK Blockbusters game show, received many farewells today, but none were as unfortunately hilarious as Ed Miliband's. Labor Leader Miliband's memorial tweet read:

"Sad to hear that Bob Holness has died. A generation will remember him fondly from Blackbusters."

Yeah, "Blackbusters."

With an A.

The offending tweet was quickly taken down and replaced with the proper spelling, but not before the twitter hashtag #Blackbusters exploded.

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Our second offender this week is twice as black- BAD. Twice as bad.

Rick Santorum, US presidential candidate, said this a few days ago about why he dislikes Welfare and Medicaid:
"I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money."
(You can watch the video here. Statement is 19 seconds or so in.)

That in itself is more cringe-worthy than funny. It gets lol-tastic when Santorum tries to explain himself, by claiming that he didn't say "black people". He really just stumbled over his words and said "blah people."

...Right. That sounds reasonable.

25 comments:

  1. first one seems like a typographical error second one is funny!

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  2. Blah people...lol..right....politicians at their best, which is just scary.

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  3. First one is actually really funny!
    Can't understand how the Santorum guy is still in the running after that though, it's just stupid in so many ways and he seriously can't get away with that excuse. :/

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  4. eh politicians they dont know enough

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  5. Oh these wacky politicians. And really if you're a politician, you should not tweet. It's only led to trouble for so many of them. The second one, well there's no gettin out of that one is there? Blah people is so much less racist (sarcasm in my voice).

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  6. who u gonna call? blackbusters!

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  7. Hooray for spellcheckers.

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  8. oh, politicians. why you are such insufferable cretins?

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  9. Sure there's another side to the story, but still funny.

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  10. Well you should add Andreas Loverdos to this list. Current Greek Minister for Health and Social Solidarity saying out loud that we should “Deport AIDS-carrying migrant female prostitutes”

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  11. THEN WHO ARE THE BLAH PEOPLE RICK? WHERE DO THEY ORIGINATE FROM? BLAH LAND?

    I swear, politicians think we're complete idiots.

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  12. The first one seems like an honest mistake, and Rick Santorum doesn't deserve to have "rum" in his name.

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  13. Santorum is terrible, I hope he loses his primary.

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  14. Haha... sounds reasonable.

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  15. Ah, Santorum is such a twit. Actually, they're all fucking twits.

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  16. Blah people... Right, sure these guys are both idiots. If they can't afford the time to spell check and make correct statements they really shouldn't be running for anything.

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  17. Hahahaha, first one is kind of sad because someone died but anything making fun of frothy substances inside a rectum is funny. :P

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  18. hahah super funny they should review better.

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  19. Damn white people. Still, Blackbuster :P

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  20. I don't see what is wrong with the first one. The second one is hilarious.

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  21. Like your blog. +Following.

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  22. All the candidates are a joke. Including santorum lol.

    followed

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  23. I am a blah person, but I am not on welfare. I know a great many black people who are also not on welfare.

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  24. how many blah people can you fit on a bus... zero we stopped riding in the sixties

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