Sunday, October 02, 2011

News Flash: Herman Cain IS Black

Herman Cain, famous for his incomprehensible "999" plan (just turn them upside down and you'll get -- gasp --- 666!) has finally found his "black" voice.

Seems Rick Perry's dad leased some land in Texas near a rock formation known locally as "N****rhead", which was painted on the rock. However, it seems that it had been painted over some 20+ years ago and finally it was turned completely over so no one can see even where it had been.

End of story, you'd think Not for old Herman, though. He came right out and called it "troubling" and "insensitive".

All of which led the Perry campaign to fight back. Yadda yadda yadda.

How about all the black prisoners that Perry executed? Whattaya got to say about that, Herman?

Yeah, that's what I thought. It's the mark of a desperate campaign when they have to trot out a non-issue from a quarter century ago and try to make a big deal of it.

The name itself dates from a distant time, when geographical names were not by any stretch of the imagination "politically correct". It's a sad commentary on the way things used to be. In the state of Washington we've had any number of racist and/or sexually suggestive place names, e.g., Squaw Tit Mountain, Cock Rock, etc. Those have all been changed now, and Cock Rock -- so named because it resembled a giant erect penis -- has been changed to the neutral "Rooster Rock", which leaves most people wondering what happened to all of the roosters.