Oh my God. This is so appalling. I actually feel physically ill. Funny that when I was visiting Lexington I heard nothing about it.
From Greg Skilling at the Louisville Examiner:
In the age of Twitter news travels fast. So when I heard that there were people at the Lexington July 4th Festival selling t-shirts with the slogan, “Yup, I’m a racist” emblazoned on the front, I just had to see for myself. So I jumped in the car with my trusty video camera in hand, and drove down to the festival. It was not long before I found what I was searching for.
On the front it says “Yup, I’m A Racist” and on the back it lists the reasons why:
1. I Support the Constitution,2. Freedom of Speech3. Right to Bear Arms4. Bill of Rights5. Capitalism6. No Government Bailouts7. Closing The Borders8. The military9. The Tea Party10. Jesus Christ as our Savior
I mean, I support the Bill of Rights and Free Speech too, and I’m (hopefully) not a racist.* How IN THE HELL are those things related? Like, it’s okay to be a proud racist because of some cantankerous American sense of fucking moral entitlement? The hell?
Excuse me while I kick a doorframe, scream into a pillow, and curse my home state.** Kentucky, I expect a whole fucking lot better of you. I’ve already got to explain Mitch McConnell and KFC to the world.*** Help me out here.
Okay, blood pressure decreasing. Clooney is suave, adorable, gravelly-voiced, drunk off his ass, and charming, Kentucky. We are supposed to be CHARMING like Clooney. Hop to it.
*Unless I have missed a very important memo.
**I mean, this kind of disgusting moral piggybacking bullshit happens everywhere, but I would be less ashamed if it happened somewhere gross that I already feel negatively about. Like, say, Arizona.
***Thank goodness for Clooney. That should be our STATE MOTTO.