Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Bag of hammers edition

OK, good people – as promised last week, we’ll dare to look at the FR thread about the most horrific and important issue the country faces.

Cereal ads.

Or as I like to say:“They’re racially delicious!”

Cheerios Commercial: Racist Slurs Force YouTube to Close Comments Section for New Ad (VIDEO)The Christian Post ^ | May 31, 2013 | Jon Campbell

Posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:48:23 PM by James C. Bennett

A Cheerios commercial has sparked controversy after a large group of people started posting racially charged messages about the new ad on YouTube.

The commercial features an interracial couple and their daughter, and was released by Cheerios on YouTube. However, a group of Internet “trolls” quickly began posting comments about the interracial nature of the ad, sparking such racially charged comments that YouTube eventually decided to close the comments section of the page to bring a halt to the discussion.

The 30 second commercial features a young girl talking about the nutritional value of Cheerios. She asks her mom whether Cheerios are good for your heart, to which the mother responds that they are.

The young girl then smiles and runs off with the box of Cheerios. The next shot is of the girl’s father waking up on the couch with a pile of Cheerios poured out over the left side of his chest where his heart is.

The commercial seems cute and innocent to most, but a number of Internet trolls quickly took over the discussion on the YouTube comments board referring to the interracial nature of the family, which featured a white mother and black father.

Some of the comments referred to “Nazis” and “racial genocide” and more than 600 dislikes were recorded for the video. Others commented that the concept of a happy mixed-race family made them “want to vomit.”

The racial slurs also spilled over onto the Cheerios Facebook page where some commenters stated that they found the commercial “disgusting.”

One commenter also posted a racial slur about the likelihood of black men staying with their family, stating: “More like single parent in the making. Black dad will dip out soon.”

On Reddit the comments continued, and some turned the debate into the likelihood of a black man being with a white woman, against a couple with a white man and a black woman.

In 2012, a Cheerios commercial was also targeted by racial slurs and comments. In that commercial released in June last year, two black siblings are shown at their family kitchen table, when the older brother steals the cereal from his younger brother, who is in a high chair.

One commenter on YouTube wrote: “Just goes to show you they start steeling [sic] at an early age!!! First Cheerio’s next bikes then cares lol just like in real life.”

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Oh, brother!
1 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:48:23 PM by James C. Bennett
He’s just pleading for a terrorist fist-bump.
Hmmmm….I wonder which Party those commenters voted for in the last two electons?

To: James C. Bennett

Pretty funny, too bad dad wasn’t Muslim. Holder could file charges then.

4 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:54:07 PM by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
Life is full of missed opportunities.
That, and stupidity.

To: James C. Bennett

Companies post on YouTube to get feedback.They got some.

5 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:55:15 PM by Vince Ferrer
What screen name did you comment under? I’m curious.
Was it “AmeriKKKan”, “mathdoktor99”, or “JCMateri”?

To: James C. Bennett

I think the bigger issue is that since Obama has been elected – and all opposition to him is called racist by the MSM – people feel more free, not less, to say whatever the hell they want no matter how non-PC it is – especially anonymously on the internet.

7 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:55:54 PM by vladimir998
“Nigger”.
It’s the new “politically incorrect”.

To: ROCKLOBSTER

I figure that the liberals would jump on such comments as having been written by conservatives. Even though YouTube isn’t known as a bastion of conservatism, liberals would say that only some conservative bigot would write such nonsense.

22 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 1:19:52 PM by Dilbert San Diego
“No true conservative” logical fallacy in five…four…three…two…

To: James C. Bennett

I would chalk it up to trolls. I know of no true conservatives that would have even noticed anything racial about this commercial. I didn’t.

23 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 1:20:55 PM by grimalkin (Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God. -G.K. Chesterton)
Fireworks
.
Fortunately that kind of racist thing doesn’t fly at Free Republic.

To: James C. Bennett

Reddit is a steaming pile of Obama. Nothing on that vile website surprises me..

8 posted on Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:56:33 PM by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)

To: brwnsuga

“I live in the Tidewater area of Virginia; home of the largest Navy Base in the world. There are a gazillion biracial children here due to interracial marriages that military members bring into the community. It is just more common and accepted today.”

We would get along if I met you.

Unless of course, you’re a nigger or a wetback. Oops. Your screenname is “bwrnsuga”. GFY.

I just don’t believe in inter-racial marriage or dating.

Colour me (heh) suprised.

Only 10% of the world’s population is white and I don’t like to see it decreasing. In 1900 white were 25% of the worlds population because we invented and were developing modern medicine, were reducing mothers death at childbirth, developing sound public sanitation, reducing infant mortality. As knowledge of theses measures spread other populations increased making whites only 10% of the worlds people

Fortunately, whites control 84.3 % of the money.

It’s bad enough that white birthrates are low in Europe and whites in UK (and others) will be swamped by Muslims and other immigrants

100 posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 2:29:34 PM by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing – Joe Pine)
Poor baby.
I wonder if he’s seen this one yet?
Queerios!!!!
.
More bag-of-hammers action after the nail.

Remember the hooting and feces-flinging over Syria over at Freeperville?
I do.
And then…

Syria says yes to Russia-inspired chemical weapon dealWashington Times ^ | 09.10.13

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 7:24:07 AM by Perdogg

Syria on Tuesday said the government would take the deal proposed by Russia to turn over its chemical weapons cache to international control, the nation’s foreign minister said.

“[Monday] we held a round of very fruitful negotiations with Russian Foreign Minister Serge[y] Lavrov and he put forward an initiative regarding chemical weapons. Already in the evening we accepted Russia’s initiative,” said Walid Muallem, the foreign minister, in a statement reported by Russian news and picked up by USA Today

1 posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 7:24:07 AM by Perdogg

How could the fasict pro-war-on-the-browns Democratic Reich ever accomplish such a thing???

To: Perdogg

Actually I believe this is the answer to prayers sent to God from millions of people around the world.It was not a coincidence that those words came out of Kerry’s mouth.God said he would put words in the mouth of people. (not that I think Kerry intended it) just God acting in his own mysterious way.

2 posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 7:26:18 AM by mware
This has been another installment of “bugfuck crazy answers to simple questions.”
OK – what’s next?
Some Shutdown Shitheads?
I thought you’d never ask.
In reverse order:
Peter King – RINO!!!

A Republican Calls Another a ‘Fraud’: Peter King calls Cruz’s Tactic “Government Terrorism”New York Times ^ | 09/25/2013 | JIM DWYER

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:06:06 AM by SeekAndFind

When Peter King is going to give you a sound bite, he lets you know ahead of time, so as not to insult your intelligence or, for that matter, waste your time if you’re not that interested in the details.

But please, stay for the footnotes.

Here is Mr. King, a Republican congressman who represents Long Island, speaking on Tuesday afternoon about Ted Cruz, the Republican senator from Texas, who is bringing the federal government to the brink of a shutdown because he wants to cut all the money for President Obama’s health care plan.

“My sound bite is to say he’s a fraud,” Mr. King said. “I start with that, and then I go on. It takes me two or three minutes to explain it.”

Jumping ahead to that third minute, Mr. King said precisely what he thought of the Cruz tactic: “It is just a form of governmental terrorism.

1 posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:06:06 AM by SeekAndFind
How batshit insane do you have to be for Peter Fucking King to call you crazy?

To: SeekAndFind

So.. what is it that Republicans stand for, again?

3 posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:09:17 AM by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I’m a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
They don’t know, but they stand for it right now!

To: SeekAndFind

King is off his meds again.

4 posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:09:22 AM by VeniVidiVici (Play the ‘Knockout Game’ with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
He was on them??

To: SeekAndFind

King is a surrender monkey.

11 posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:11:14 AM by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
So you’re saying he’s French?

To: Izzy Dunne
“So.. what is it that Republicans stand for, again?”

It is long time to abandon the party. They mean NOTHING to me anymore.

12 posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:12:08 AM by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition —– The New Gold!)
ObamaLauging
.

To: SeekAndFind

I’m straining to remember why I used to admire and respect King so much.

That would be because you’re an imbecile. Let me know if you need any more help remembering things.

Well,
that’s all gone now. He has officially become one of The Olde Guard,
the crumbling kremlin like monoliths who must be ignored and passed by.

37 posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:03:49 PM by lee martell

I am totally stealing “Krumbling Kremlin Monoliths” for a band name.
Next up on the Shit Parade –Go, West!

Allen West Out At PJ Media
Buzzfeed ^ | Thursday, September 26, 2013 | Rosie Gray

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:15:39 PM by kristinn

Former Congressman Allen West is leaving his job at Pajamas Media after an altercation with a female staffer in which he allegedly called her a “Jewish American princess,” BuzzFeed learned on Thursday.

“In order to focus on political interests, Allen West will transition from his full-time role as director of programming for Next Generation.TV to a twice-a-month contributor of written commentary on PJMedia.com, effective October 1, 2013,” PJ Media financier Aubrey Chernick wrote to staff in an email from September 16. “I wanted our staff and consultants to have this information first. However, PJ Media is not announcing this publicly for several weeks, so please do not share this news with anyone outside of the company until you see our public announcement.”

In a message to staff, West wrote: “Shortly, I will be giving up my position as director of programming at Next Generation.TV to get back on the front lines to expand the message of constitutional conservatism across our country.”

Two sources familiar with what happened told BuzzFeed that West had gotten into an argument with a female employee and called her a “Jewish American princess” while telling her to “shut up.”

Reached by phone, West told BuzzFeed he was leaving his job voluntarily, though one source familiar with the situation told BuzzFeed he had been fired. He did not deny that an exchange with the employee had occurred, but said it hadn’t led to his leaving the company.

“No I didn’t get fired,” West said. “I’m leaving to pursue political aspirations. That’s it. There’ll be a statement that comes out and it’s effective in October.”

Asked specifically whether he referred to the employee as a “Jewish American princess,”West said simply, “There was an exchange, that’s all.”

1 posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:15:39 PM by kristinn
Hopefully not of bodily fluids…

To: kristinn

Know a few and nobody should be fired for calling one out!

2 posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:17:38 PM by Wurlitzer (Nothing says “ignorance” like Islam! 969)
Although Frank Zappa’s estate might sue…

To: kristinn

Why would Pajama Media have a Jewish American Princess working there.

Thought they were smarter than that

12 posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:27:47 PM by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
Apparently neither one of you is that bright.
Next up – too many people!

The New Obamacare Health Care Exchange Site Has Already CrashedBusiness Insider ^ | 10/01/2013 | Mandy Woodruff

Posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 10:35:04 AM by SeekAndFind

Just hours after debuting online, the new marketplace for Obamacare has apparently crashed.

Consumers are supposed to use Healthcare.gov as an outlet to sign up for coverage, but just after selecting the state where we wanted to enroll, an error message popped up citing heavy traffic from too many visitors.

We tried to engage a customer service representative via the site’s Live Chat feature, but after 15 minutes of waiting and no response, we gave up.

We’re not too fussed. Kinks are bound to happen this early in the site’s roll out, and at least heavy traffic signals that consumers are eager to find out more about the new exchange.

1 posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 10:35:04 AM by SeekAndFind

Wow – how could a program this unpopular possibly bring in enough hits to crash the site?

Take it away, Freeperati!

To: Jane Long

LOL

They will claim it is the Tea Party doing this.

Next thing we’ll hear that it’s a crime to go to the obamacare website for any reason other than to sign up.

3 posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 10:37:49 AM by txrangerette (“…hold to the truth; speak without fear.” (Glenn Beck))
SeemsLegitMammogram
.

To: SeekAndFind

Keeping track of whether Obamacare is working or not is a distraction from the more fundamental fact that it is bad law, immoral, destructive of freedom, opposed to God.

RepublicanJesusPreexisting

Treating it as a question of functionality is a subtle way to accept the premise of its existence, as if to say, if it proves efficient, then it must be OK, a false conclusion.

24 posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:06:30 AM by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
FAILURE! FOREVER! FAILURE! LIKE OBUMMER!!!!!!

To: SeekAndFind

It’s working now.

20 posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:01:45 AM by 2ndDivisionVet (You can’t invade the mainland US There’d be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
Never mind.
Time for one more box of rocks…
We’re winning!!! Wait, wut?

Restate: Boehner to Retreat on Obamacare and Debt CeilingRedstate ^ | 10/10/2013 | Erick Erickson

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:13:33 AM by Understand the stimulus

House GOP Preparing to Give Up

By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | October 10th, 2013

I’m being told by several sources that Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are plotting to give up trying to either defund or delay Obamacare

1 posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:13:33 AM by Understand the stimulus

OMG!! Whatever can a True Conservative do? Rise up in the streets? Bloody revolt?Assault on the White House???

To: Understand the stimulus

I am emailing him

3 posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:14:34 AM by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys
Thank Jeebus!!

To: Understand the stimulus

Speaker Coward once again.Coward.

12 posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:23:24 AM by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
Fortunately, not a Noel Coward.

To: ealgeone; mazda77; vette6387

Boner and Cantor, the ED poster “boys,” ya think; just plain ole gutless and impotent traitors?

23 posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:47:24 AM by ExTexasRedhead
Eric Cantor – IMPOTENT RINOTRAITOR !!!!
OK – we’re done for this week. Could someone hose down the walls please? The stupid is so thick I can’t find the airlock door,

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2 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Bag of hammers edition

  1. Maplestreet says:

    Tommy, thank you (and thank A) on so many items in the last few days. Starting with allowing a special weekend edition.
    When I saw that you indeed brought up the Cheerios, my anticipation climbed (since you mentioned doing this, I started having fun imagining what the Freepers could do with a commercial that is totally tame although overly-saccharine-sweet. The paroday was hilarious! (But you must be kidding me- two brothers at the table and one swipes some food from the other – that is a schtick as old as video – usually though of 2 white brothers.)
    You’d think someone who grew up being called N—-r would be a little understanding of someone not wanting to be called Jewish American Princess.
    The picture of Jesus and “Pre-existing condition, LOL” is perfect !
    And I admit that I have a hard time getting my head around the idea that Russia was the broker of Peace with Syria (avoiding an international travesty) and the new head of Iran is making overtures of peace. Can’t imagine how this gets conflated in the Freepers’ collective head with the Marxist Kenyan in the White House versus GWB talking about the axis of evil but not able to do anything about it (and as much as I detest much of GWB’s politics, there wasn’t a lot he could positively do about the axis of evil other than realize that his bellicose statements could be making things a whole lot worse).
    Thank you so much but remember to keep a proper distance between yourself and the freepers or adverse effects may occur.

  2. Maplestreet says:

    Should have included some praise for Cheerios / (are they General Mills?): even after the hooplah over the commercial, they have continued to regularly run their ad. Kudos for not bowing to stupidity that doesn’t realize that desegregation was 50 years ago.

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