November 14, 2018

Trump's racial rhetoric flares up again.



He tweets: "It was my great honor to host a celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in the Roosevelt Room at the @WhiteHouse this afternoon. Very, very special people!"

We are all equal, Mr. Trump. There are no very, very special people.

88 comments:

AllenS said...

There are special people, and there are complete assholes.

rhhardin said...

There's the special olympics.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Trump's racial rhetoric flares up again

Hindu is not a race.

Tank said...

He meant to say they were most wonderful.

Is that racist?

Phidippus said...

Everybody's special. Mr. Rogers told me so.

My name goes here. said...

I am happy to criticize Trump when he deserves it, but, in his defense, I think that anyone he would talk to, or any group of people that he would celebrate their holiday/culture/traditions he would call them "very, very special people."

Hindus: "very, very special people."
Boy Scouts: "very, very special people."
VFW: "very, very special people."
Association of Rural Sheriffs: "very, very special people."
Maine Bakers Association: "very, very special people."
Girl Scouts: "very, very special people."
his campaign staff: "very, very special people."

You want Trump to treat everyone the same, he does.

Ralph L said...

Doesn't everyone think xe's special?

Bad Lieutenant said...

We are all equal, Mr. Trump. There are no very, very special people.


Geez, babe, you gotta stop drinking piss, it doesn't agree with you.

Bob Boyd said...

"We are all equal, Mr. Trump. There are no very, very special people."

It's just the opposite. There are no ordinary people.
Well, except there is this one guy...

Shouting Thomas said...

Yes, there are very, very special people.

Maybe you just haven't met them yet.

Larry J said...

If you're constantly hearing racial dog whistles, chances are you're a racist dog.

paminwi said...

OFFS!
Such stupidity first thing in the morning.

Amadeus 48 said...

See? He did it again. "@WHITE House". He never stops with the dog whistles.

sykes.1 said...

Don't be such a jerk.

Carter Wood said...

Neomi Rao will be a very special nominee to the D.C. Circuit.

JHapp said...

I want a federal law with mandatory jail time for calling someone a racist.

traditionalguy said...

Hindus are incredible people. That's what earns them their red dot, third eye on their forehead. Just ask the Elephant god and the Cow god.

Shouting Thomas said...

Unfortunately, my Boomer generation is going to have to die off before the world gets any relief from the civil rights obsession born in the 60s.

I hope to God it dies off with us.

Big Mike said...

We are all equal, Mr. Trump. There are no very, very special people.

Well, you're not, Althouse!

mockturtle said...

Althouse is just trolling us again.

Bob Boyd said...

Some people are not special in a very very special way.

chuck said...

> There are no very, very special people.

Speak for yourself, Ms. Althouse :)

EDH said...

"Trump's racial rhetoric flares up again."

He needs a tube of Preparation-R?

Meade said...

Hindus: "very, very special people."
Boy Scouts: "very, very special people."
VFW: "very, very special people."
Association of Rural Sheriffs: "very, very special people."
Maine Bakers Association: "very, very special people."
Girl Scouts: "very, very special people."
his campaign staff: "very, very special people."

You want Trump to treat everyone the same, he does.

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Except... notice—every time OrangeManBad invites the KKK/neo-nazis/fascists into the White House to celebrate their heritage, he refers to them as "very, very, SUPER special people."

Fernandistein said...

1 - "Special" is a euphemism for "fucked up".

2 - "Hindu" is not a race; thank you, come again!

Ann Althouse said...

I'm beginning to question Scott Adams's idea that 30% of the people do not have a sense of humor.

jaydub said...

I don't know about that. There were 870 seniors in my grandson's graduating high school class last spring. About 1/3 were Indians or Southwest Asians and 90% of those graduated with honors and included the valedictorian and solutatorian. Seemed like a pretty special group to me.

Bob Boyd said...

"I'm beginning to question Scott Adams's idea that 30% of the people do not have a sense of humor."

That's not funny.

Shouting Thomas said...

I'm beginning to question Scott Adams's idea that 30% of the people do not have a sense of humor.

I think you just stumbled into one of those rhetorical gray areas of the internet. Without the visual cues that go with face to face conversation, your attempt at humor is undecipherable.

Birches said...

I'm sure that Althouse was just playing around, but I can bet money someone on the internet was offended. This is all so boring and predictable. I think I'm checking out of politics for awhile.

wendybar said...

At least he didn't say this....""I've had a great relationship. In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking," Biden said."

Meade said...

"That's not funny."

That was.

Gahrie said...
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madAsHell said...

We are all equal, Mr. Trump. There are no very, very special people.

Two words.......affirmative action.

Gahrie said...
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Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Ann is trolling us with the double standard.

Big Mike said...

@Altthouse, unless I’m pulling your leg.

Big Mike said...
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Meade said...

"Althouse is just trolling us again."

Bingo. It's just like in that famous Kenny Rogers song, The Blogger:

You've got to know when to LOL 'em
Know when to troll 'em
Know when to shut it down
When to reboot
You never count your traffic
When you're on the computer
There'll be time enough for snarkin'
When the trollin's done

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Trump speaks at the Young Black Leadership Summit

Not on CNN. Not MSDNC. Not on NBC. Not on CBS. Not on ABC. Not in NYT. Not in WaPo.

Bad Lieutenant said...

The trouble with hostile, aggressive humor, which sadly my father dotes on, is, what is the response? If one knew that Althouse was joking, what would one say? Haha very funny motherfucker? Good one! Just laugh? Smile wanly? Add on to supposed examples of President Trump's supposed racism? It's just mean and there's really no response that computes. It makes a loser out of everyone exposed to it.

I kind of like LeBoeuf's response to the drummer's chicken joke on True Grit: You squirrelheaded bastard! Or, in Althouse's case, You squirrelheaded bitch.



Etienne said...

Me: "I ate lunch with 10 people, they were all very special."

Loser: "We are all very special."

Me: "Get off my lawn..."

Once written, twice... said...

Meade, you should have included the Amazon portal in your song making fun of Ann’s Hillbillies.

Once written, twice... said...

Kenny Rogers famous song (along with the theme to Deliverance) is what Ann hears every morning when she is churning out the chum to keep her Althouse Hillbillies sated.

stevew said...

Is the use of special subject to the same rules as unique?

sinz52 said...

Bad Lieutenant: "The trouble with hostile, aggressive humor, which sadly my father dotes on, is, what is the response?"

Appropriate responses include:

1. Touche!
2. Ouch.
3. OK, you got me [or us] that time.

IOW, be honest enough to admit that she skewered you, but don't get riled about it.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Leftwing corruption supporters not interested in facts or truth - just shitting the bed.

Ralph L said...

90% of those graduated with honors

We've drained their brains as in that Indiana Jones movie.

Unknown said...

The democrat media has been pretty successful smearing trump with the racism charge. It’s complete bullshit, but there is no denying the power of the media to dishonestly smear someone. That is what they live for.

Meade said...

Special for those of you who get Althouse's special humor: You are very very special to me.

tcrosse said...

People,
People who need people,
Are the luckiest people in the world

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Althouse’s special commenters don’t like being trolled.

That’s funny.

Francisco D said...

It's just like in that famous Kenny Rogers song, The Blogger

LOL!

That's pretty good, Meade.

n.n said...

He's a black, brown, light black, Hindu supremacist. What color are Hindus? Some of them are more black than black. Not very diverse. Monotonic, even. Perhaps it's the lighting.

BJM said...

Well, I don't know about you Althouse; but My Gran told me I'm very, very special.

Ralph L said...

I guess the turbaned guy isn't a Sikh, because they're not very, very special.

tcrosse said...

The guy in the turban is Trump's faithful assistant, Kato.

Clark said...

The children can only stay up late on special occasions.
John is a very special person in my life.
She has her own special way of baking bread.

mockturtle said...
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AllenS said...

Looking at that picture, which one is supposed to be Tonto?

Roy Jacobsen said...

Helen: Everyone's special, Dash.

Dash: [muttering] Which is another way of saying no one is.

(From The Incredibles)

Curious George said...

https://vimeo.com/53444736

Mr. Majestyk said...

It would be hillarious if Trump spoke more to Althouse's liking: "The Hindus -- very ordinary people." Who takes Trump's puffery seriously? It's like "new and improved" on all the household products we use. Does anyone realy believe it or buy the product because it's "new and improved"?

Howard said...

Blogger Inga...Allie Oop said...

Althouse’s special commenters don’t like being trolled.

That’s funny.


Commander Bone Spurs got trolled by Emmanuel Labor Macaroon and completely lost his shit... his cultists are just showing solidarity. Like the scene in Mad Men when the Lucky Strike #2 coughs, everyone at the table coughs.

tcrosse said...

There are special people, and there are very special people. But to say there are very, very special people is ridiculous.

FullMoon said...


I think you just stumbled into one of those rhetorical gray areas of the internet. Without the visual cues that go with face to face conversation, your attempt at humor is undecipherable.

Yeah, that is why ya gotta be careful with email humor also.
In this case, Ima lean towards confirmation bias.
Some think AA has no sense of humor, or AA is anti-Trump, or AA believes Trump is racist.
Others believe AA has a sense of humor and is just foolin'around so we get it. The second group, in which I am included, is definitely special

Kansas Scout said...

Ann, are you being sarcastic here?

Bad Lieutenant said...

sinz52 said...
Bad Lieutenant: "The trouble with hostile, aggressive humor, which sadly my father dotes on, is, what is the response?"

Appropriate responses include:

1. Touche!
2. Ouch.
3. OK, you got me [or us] that time.

IOW, be honest enough to admit that she skewered you, but don't get riled about it.

11/14/18, 8:53 AM


She got nothing and no one. The joke isn't even worth telling. Like in History of the World Part I, the cavemen can just call out the jokes by number. "72!" Everybody laughs.

All of your responses would seem to encourage the teller, I'd prefer the opposite.

elkh1 said...

We are all equal, Mr. Trump. We are all very very special people.

Gospace said...

Ann Althouse said...
I'm beginning to question Scott Adams's idea that 30% of the people do not have a sense of humor.


It's possible that's a lower limit. I long ago suggested to an assistant manager at a major retailer they change their hiring process. Put together a 2 hour set of comedy clips from all the classics. Abbott and Costello. Three Stooges. Burns and Allen. Milton Berle. A few modern comics. Seinfeld. Make sure to include some off color humor. Pay all the applicants for their 2 hours of watching it. Tape the whole group and study the tape. Any one who looks uncomfortable or who isn't apparently amused during the whole marathon- Don't hire them!! Someone without a sense of humor shouldn't be dealing with the public. And won't work and play well with others.

Rabel said...

Althouse is just doing her Titania McGrath impersonation.

FullMoon said...

Inga...Allie Oop said... [hush]​[hide comment]

Althouse’s special commenters don’t like being trolled.

That’s funny.


And not for a millisecond does it occur to you that the 'complainers' are simply playing along.
Typical.

Howard said...

Nice save, FM. You must have a lot of experience making excuses after being caught with your pants down.

William Chadwick said...

I have a soft spot for sub-continent Indians. Beyond the fact that all the Indians I've known and worked with have been likeable, civilized people, I'm pleased by reports that in recent years, Indians have turned away from the collectivist Mother India mental-set they grew up with and turned toward a more individualistic, liberty-oriented approach to life. (Much to the horror of both traditionalists and statists, who are horrified by any movement, however small, toward a free society.) While here at home we have people who were born and raised in the Land of the Free, and grew up with an individualistic, pro-freedom ethic, and yet long to prostrate themselves even further to Big Brother. (Hi, Inga!)

FullMoon said...

Howard said...

Nice save, FM. You must have a lot of experience making excuses after being caught with your pants down.


Sho 'nuff. I am one of the special ones recognizing AA is having a fun Titiana day.

FullMoon said...

Rabel beat me to it. Another of our Special group.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Hey everybody gets a trophy just for being. My thoughts went to the woman's greeting where the first one to say "have you lost weight?" wins the day.

Jay Elink said...

No "very special" people?

Hey! Where's MY Nobel Prize!!?

Where's MY MacArthur Foundation Genius Award?

Where's MY Presidential Medal of Freedomd?

Where's MY Congressional Medal of Honor?

Snort.

Roy Jacobsen said...

Where's MY White House press pass?

Howard said...

Blogger FullMoon said...

Howard said...

Nice save, FM. You must have a lot of experience making excuses after being caught with your pants down.

Sho 'nuff. I am one of the special ones recognizing AA is having a fun Titiana day.


I got you Ed... Special Ed. Anne trolls every day. Today is a day when she lets you see the man behind the curtain.

Danno said...

Do not take Donald Trump literally. He always schmoozes and gives kudos to the people that are visiting the White House.

That is how the media misread DJT and the common folk don't.

JAORE said...

"I'm beginning to question Scott Adams's idea that 30% of the people do not have a sense of humor."

I don't get it.

Be said...

Bedbugs for Everyone!

Tom Grey said...

Like @mynamegoeshere said, and Mr. Rogers, we're all special.

We are all equal, Mr. Trump. There are no very, very special people.
Wrong. Instead:

We are all equal, Mr. Trump. We are all very, very special people.

And Pres. Trump agrees.

Anne, did you ever call Pres. Obama "Mr. Obama" while writing about him? Maybe it should be:
We are all equal, Mr. President...

I recall the story about Be Be Rebozo, and how he addressed Nixon, his very good friend:
Mr. President.

All equal, but some more equal than others.

Tom Grey said...

Sorry Ann, I always think of you as Anne for some reason. Not yet done with my morning coffee. Maybe it's something in Slovakia.

hstad said...

Ok, AA I'll take the bite with this silliness!

If "...there are no very, very special people....?" How come we graduate people from High School who can't read, write or do arithmetic? How come we hold competitions and everyone gets a trophy?

Is it good enough for your answer or is my view as silly as yours AA?

hstad said...

Ok, AA I'll take the bite with this silliness! Is it your 'Humor' or 'Sarcasm' on display this morning?

If "...there are no very, very special people....?" How come we graduate people from High School who can't read, write or do arithmetic? How come we hold competitions and everyone gets a trophy?

Is it good enough for your answer or is my view as silly as yours AA?

DEEBEE said...

WTF Ann. Are you off your meds?