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Southern progress?

You know it’s gonna be a long day when the first thing you read is a tale of retarded racist redneckery so egregious you fall out of your chair and land squareass on the Pergo under the Mac.
::: I did. I’m ok. Thanks for asking. :::

Today’s tale comes from landlords Wilber and Julie Williams – a couple who help put the ASS in Tallassee, Alabama one good ol’ boy day at a time.

These two twits sling stupid so well they got the attention of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which charged the degenerate duo with violating a nifty little piece of legislation we like to call the Fair Housing Act after they forced a white couple to move from a rented home because they were seen …
… doing drugs in the den?
::: nope – try again! :::
… pimping ho’s out the house?
::: nuh uh – try again!! :::
… selling babies off the back porch?
::: Negatory!!!! Try again!!!! :::
… talking to a black couple in their front yard?
::: DING DING DING — we have a winner!!!! :::

The whole mess began back in February when the cankerous couple rented a house to Melissa Jones and her family. Things were going along just fine until one day in May when the Frankenpair did a drive-by at the exact moment that *gasp*  BLACK PEOPLE were visiting with Jones!!!
::: How shocking in these modern times and all – right?  Oh wait … it’s Tallassee … I think they’re still holding out for a Confederate win … :::

According to Jones’ statement to HUD authorities, her bias bitch of a landlord later called her demanding, “Those people need to leave. I don’t want them on my property.”

One week later Judgmental Julie is said to have called the renters again — only this time her phone conversation was recorded.
::: I you, technology!!!! :::

The phone transcript is said to show Julie Williams saying, “If y’all want to have African-Americans to visit, we’re going to ask you to move … this has never happened with any renters that we’ve had … It’s not fine on our property.”
::: someone’s got her Klan robe in a BIG ol’ twisty bunch!! :::

The case goes on to state that Jones told her landlord she wasn’t just friends with black people — but that she had family members (bluud tahz, y’all) who were of mixed ethnic background. She says she was then told to “go ahead and move before the rent’s due for July.”
::: K …K …K’mon! Really?:::

Melissa Jones told HUD authorities that the McCainiac called again in July to pressure her into moving, telling her, “You should live in the projects if you want to interact with those people. I will sell the house if I have to in order to get you out. I don’t care if you made a complaint to HUD, you have to move.”
::: yew kin hav mah kohled ded hart wen yew prah et frum mah kohled ded bohdee :::

The couple moved the first of September.
If a U.S. Administrative Law judge finds the depraved defendants guilty he can award damages for actual loss, emotional distress, humiliation, and loss of civil rights.
::: YE$ :::
The judge can also add civil penalties and a federal district court judge can award punitive damages if the defendants are found guilty.
::: YE$$$$$$$ :::

Let’s all lift Melissa up, Up, UP in prayer so that she may receive actual, real, hardly-practiced-in-the-deep-South, 21st Century-style justice and not just some nastyass rotting doublewide, a pair of wooden dentures and a tattered Farmer’s Almanac.

Can’t hurt to hope …



October 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm 44 comments


Good Cookie PostI’m not opposed to diva behavior when the time is right.
I don’t mind a spontaneous beatdown, well-timed bitchslap or boot heel up the butt.
I believe that, at any given moment, there is someone somewhere who deserves the outright ass-kicking he/she is about to receive.

But an Olympic bronze-medal Taekwondo match isn’t the place.

Unfortunately, Cuban blackbelt Angel Matos doesn’t share my view – or understand the basic tenets of his chosen sport.

Matos was winning the match when he fell after being hit by his opponent, Kazakhstan’s Arman Chilmanov.
Sitting on the mat, awaiting medical attention, Matos was disqualified for taking too much injury time.
Fighters get one minute. His time ran out. End of story.

Only not so much.

Matos got pissed, questioned the call, didn’t like the answer, pushed a judge, then pushed and gave a roundhouse head kick to referee Chakir Chelbat of Sweden.
Ever the gentleman, Matos then spat on the floor and was escorted out.

“This is a strong violation of the spirit of taekwondo and the Olympic Games. The sanctions are the following and are effective immediately: Lifetime ban of the coach and athlete in all championships sanctioned by the (World Taekwondo Federation) and at the same time, all records of this athlete at the Beijing Games will immediately be erased,” said the announcer, reading a WTF release.

It wasn’t just the right decision/punishment. It was the only decision/punishment truly appropriate for such a blatant violation of the core teachings of the sport, which has only been an Olympic medal category since 2000.

I don’t know the ethos of swimming and I can’t school you on the philosophy on shotputting, but I can tell you – as a student of Taekwondo – that Courtesy (Ye Ui), Integrity (Yom Chi) and Self Control (Guk Gi) are three of the most important tenets of the sport.

Pitch a hissy fit at your Green Belt forms evaluation.
Display your inner diva during Red Belt board breaking.
But once you earn your Black Belt you better live it – and that means controlling your kicks and  your tricks.

Matos didn’t.
The lifetime ban is more than appropriate. The federation can’t strip him of his belt class, but I think he did a find job of de-classing himself as it is.

Way to go, WTF.

Signed: Just another Good Cookie

August 25, 2008 at 7:12 pm

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