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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:34 PM
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37. We're being mocked.
It's hard to recognize when you're being mocked, but there it is.

He used 'uppity' a couple of years ago and was accused of racism when he said he intended "elite" in the sense of "feeling superior."

In other places, calling Obama (either or both) "elite" is considered dog-whistle for "uppity." So's "arrogant."

If you want to accuse Michelle of "elitism"--which is what the entire segment (so far--I'm forcing myself to listen to Limbaugh; hadn't heard his voice in many a year, thankfully) is about--you'll be accused of calling her "uppity." So why not mock those who think no black can ever actually be elitist or arrogant (except, of course, Thomas and Cain and those like them) and just use the word "uppity" in a nonce word: "uppity-ism"?

It's the same with "Mooch-elle", which Huffington decides to prime us to read as "Moo-chelle." But the pronunciation of "Moochelle" clearly has an affricate for that "ch" to make it "mooch", while "Michelle" (and consequently "Moo-chelle") have a fricative.

It's the same with satire: The target of satire seldom realizes that what's said is satire, usually it's just considered offensive or drivel. I've heard people satirize so miss the point that they speak glowingly of the satire, as though it were other-directed. That's when you can have absolutely no doubt that you're clueless.
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  -Rush Limbaugh: NASCAR fans booed Michelle Obama for 'uppity-ism' hue  Nov-22-11 04:37 PM   #0 
  - He said exactly what he meant  MadMaddie   Nov-22-11 04:38 PM   #1 
  - and for once, he is right  noiretextatique   Nov-22-11 05:28 PM   #17 
  - Any context for that, or just general disgust at the Obamas? Is Hillary uppity?  freshwest   Nov-22-11 05:32 PM   #18 
  - they booed jill biden too  noiretextatique   Nov-22-11 05:40 PM   #19 
     - Thanks for clearing that up. Screw Rush and his Dittohead army.  freshwest   Nov-22-11 05:45 PM   #20 
     - agreed...eom  noiretextatique   Nov-22-11 05:45 PM   #21 
     - Thanks I didn't say it very well..  MadMaddie   Nov-23-11 11:07 AM   #40 
        - yes said it perfectly  noiretextatique   Nov-23-11 12:34 PM   #41 
  - Yep. At least this time, he is. nt  raccoon   Nov-23-11 10:17 AM   #38 
  - Um...are you saying the Obama's should not be in the WH?  MadMaddie   Nov-23-11 11:07 AM   #39 
     - nope...i am saying limpballs is appealing to his audience  noiretextatique   Nov-23-11 01:44 PM   #43 
  - EXACTLY! I would add to what you said...  SkyDaddy7   Nov-22-11 07:12 PM   #28 
  - AND he knows that "uppity" is almost always followed by the N-word  saras   Nov-22-11 04:42 PM   #2 
  - Yup. That's hardly even dog-whistle stuff.  RufusTFirefly   Nov-22-11 05:09 PM   #10 
  - She ought to show up at his door with a camera crew wearing an apron and a do-rag....  Liberal Veteran   Nov-22-11 04:44 PM   #3 
  - As a draft-dodging, pill-popping, mega-divorcee overpaid Propaganda Pimp Limbaugh  SpiralHawk   Nov-22-11 04:45 PM   #4 
  - "Divorcee" is feminine.  aquart   Nov-22-11 04:48 PM   #6 
     - Gee, maybe I should have used 'dumpee'  SpiralHawk   Nov-22-11 04:59 PM   #7 
  - When Limbaugh's cholesterol laden heart gives up...dance party at my place!  rfranklin   Nov-22-11 04:47 PM   #5 
  - I'll go wherever it is and piss on his grave...  COLGATE4   Nov-22-11 05:08 PM   #9 
  - Great. I'd save a bundle on airfare.  TheCowsCameHome   Nov-22-11 05:20 PM   #14 
  - Don't forget that promise, now.  freshwest   Nov-22-11 05:46 PM   #22 
  - No damn way...I want to enjoy their deaths on separate days.  russspeakeasy   Nov-22-11 07:04 PM   #27 
  - From the Urban Dictionary  Botany   Nov-22-11 05:00 PM   #8 
  - Rush Limbaugh  Turbineguy   Nov-22-11 05:10 PM   #11 
  - Now, now...  MountainMama   Nov-23-11 01:51 PM   #44 
     - That's true. Rushbo never was. Got started with Daddy's money. A lot of projection from the BFI.  freshwest   Nov-23-11 03:06 PM   #47 
  - Rush Limbaugh can go kiss his own racist rear end  PuffedMica   Nov-22-11 05:14 PM   #12 
  - He's still the most disgusting of them all. Always has been.  Faygo Kid   Nov-22-11 05:15 PM   #13 
  - Odd, some guys I work with speak of "nigger checking uppity niggers"  pasto76   Nov-22-11 05:22 PM   #15 
  - Well, at least he doesn't even try to hide it, I guess.  chrisa   Nov-22-11 05:26 PM   #16 
  - Did I just read that Rush Limbaugh has criticized  thucythucy   Nov-22-11 05:53 PM   #23 
  - That racist tub of shit.  McCamy Taylor   Nov-22-11 06:16 PM   #24 
  - Uppity Women Unite!  leftyladyfrommo   Nov-22-11 06:20 PM   #25 
  - Rush Limbaugh is a foul, racist piece of shit.  MilesColtrane   Nov-22-11 06:43 PM   #26 
  - In a truly civilized country  Doc Holliday   Nov-22-11 07:26 PM   #30 
  - Limbaugh makes me hope Hell exists despite my expectations.  caseymoz   Nov-22-11 07:21 PM   #29 
  - uppity was how lynch mobs justified lynching blacks  SemperEadem   Nov-22-11 07:28 PM   #31 
  - Every time we let this pighead push our buttons he succeeds.  laureloak   Nov-22-11 07:33 PM   #32 
  - LUMPY says this and crap like this.......  Grassy Knoll   Nov-22-11 07:35 PM   #33 
  - As I posted yesterday,  dddem   Nov-22-11 07:58 PM   #34 
  - 15 of 16 2010 NCAA basketball tourney teams endorse limbaugh by broadcasting on his stations- it  certainot   Nov-22-11 09:10 PM   #35 
  - DU: let's give Rush Limbaugh free publicity!  Telly Savalas   Nov-22-11 09:33 PM   #36 
  - We're being mocked.  Igel   Nov-22-11 11:34 PM   #37 
  - UPPITY HEAD ...  Martin Eden   Nov-23-11 12:55 PM   #42 
  - I saw a post in here from someone who was there. The booing was because the hightened security  truthisfreedom   Nov-23-11 02:35 PM   #45 
  - Rush Limpballs is a piece of human trash. In a civilized society  pink-o   Nov-23-11 03:02 PM   #46 
  - I'd like to send that fat fool "uppity"  Raven Lunatic   Nov-23-11 03:24 PM   #48 
  - what's new? to this shitcyst & his sewer groupies, anyone with a higher IQ is 'uppity'.  marasinghe   Nov-23-11 06:09 PM   #49 
 

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