Mouth Agape, I Read the Stupid

16 Jul

Today, local tea Party “leader” nitwit Allen Coniglio was interviewed by WBEN, which spent almost its entire broadcast day wondering why the Negroes from the NAACP were getting especially uppity lately.

Some quotes from his interview:

“There are always going to be people like that, no matter where you are,” Allen Coniglio, coordinator of the Tea Party’s Western New York contingent, tells WBEN. “Whether you’re in the Tea Party movement, or somebody’s bridge club. You’re always going to find people who do things like that. It has nothing to do with what we’re trying to promote, which is simply to get the government out of our lives.”

In fact, Coniglio says he’s handled the few bigots who’ve approached him in exactly the way the NAACP is asking for he national Tea Party to handle them.

“Over the past year and a half or so, since the Tea Party got started, I’ve heard from one or two. And I don’t even know if they’re real Tea Party people, or if they’re just somebody who’s just trying to get a rise out of me, or get me to say something. Really, it’s not an issue.”

“Out of 150 to 200 emails a day, over a year and a half, I’ve gotten two [with bigoted or racist viewpoints],” Coniglio explains. “That’s not a whole lot. And I doubt if those two were even legitimate. So that’s how much of an issue it is… it’s not an issue. It’s only an issue to those who want to make it an issue.”

Coniglio believes the NAACP is “making it an issue” in a attempt to besmirch the Tea Party. He thinks the NAACP’s leaders are afraid of “losing” their supporters to the Tea Party movement. But he insists, the Tea Party is just as against bigotry as the NAACP.

“I’ll disavow [bigots]. I want nothing to do with them. I’ve written back and said, we’re not interested in that, don’t expect us to respond to that in a positive way. And that’s basically the answer that I’ve given.”

“I’d like to, right now, publicly invite every single person, regardless of their color, to join with the Tea Party movement and help us to take down big government… to return government to the way it should be, a servant of the people,” Coniglio proclaims. “To allow us to live like we are supposed to be living in this country, as free Americans – this is all we want. And we want this for every citizen.”

At least on the local level, it appears both the NAACP and the Tea Party are condemning bigotry, and the extremists who detract from the Tea Party’s mission.

I wonder if WBEN’s Rachel Kingston bothered to look at Coniglio’s own newsgroup, because just a few days ago, he posted – and commented that it was the funniest damn thing he had ever seen, ever – a video that used images from the Little Rascals to depict President Obama as a pickaninny, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as a whore, and “joked” about assassinating the President.

Nope, no bigots welcome in the local tea party at all.

30 Responses to “Mouth Agape, I Read the Stupid”

  1. Eric Saldanha at 12:44 am #

    The Tea Party (originally self-proclaimed Tea Baggers before they were informed the term was better associated with a particularly sordid form of oral sex) is the new millenium’s version of the Council of Conservative Citizens, which itself is a mutation of the White Citizen’s Council, which held an enormous influence in Southern and Midwest communities to oppress Black citizens who were fighting the good fight for civil rights in the 50’s and 60’s.

    Funny how some turds refuse to flush, eh? (h/t to the late Dennis Hopper)

  2. charles carberry at 1:18 am #

    nothing like watching a R.E.A.L. live ” Garbage Bagger ” in action !!

  3. Rob at 7:35 am #

    My two favorites are still:

    “Slacking is now in the genes of the people who have been on welfare for 3 or 4 generations or more and these people are now, for all intents and purposes, societally worthless, ineducable and probably beyond redemption. Yes, they are different because they have been bred to do nothing but slack and vote for Democrats by their slavemasters Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan, Reid, Kerry, Kennedy, the Clintons, etc.”

    ““The libertarians’ idea . . . is naive in my estimation as it undervalues the extent of the decay and the virtual impossibility of reeducating and redeeming the underclass produced and perpetuated by the new slaveholders and their lackeys as previously named – Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan, et al.. It is no longer possible to believe that we can overcome government and their interventions as they have produced so many of this underclass and the society has become so dumbed down and indolent that to hope for any meaningful and lasting victory is unrealistic . …. The reprobates and the slackers exist in numbers far beyond what you are likely to have imagined. Unless you are prepared to deal with that mass of violent, useless and completely unproductive hellions created by the new slaveholders, there is no way that anything short of absolute state control can be taken seriously. After the cleansing of humanity and the removal of large numbers of reprobates and worthless, violent slackers (which has already begun), libertarians may have a better chance . . .”

    Sounds like a combination of Stormfront and Col. Jack Ripper.

    • Lawrence at 8:57 am #

      Rob, re “July 17, 2010 at 7:35 am / My two favorites are still:..”

      – Are these things Coniglio actually said today? Or are you quoting someone else?

      • Alan Bedenko at 10:30 am #

        Those are items Coniglio has posted in the past.

      • Rob at 3:38 pm #

        Lawrence, see here.

  4. Rob at 8:07 am #

    Also, echoing BP – great job of researching your interview subject, WBEN. Besides the “Lost Little Rascals Episode” video, which Cinglio posted a week ago (and which even Jim O conceded was “in poor taste” – heh), this clown is on record as saying that the earthly paradise won’t come to the U.S. until society is cleansed of all the “societally worthless, ineducable” welfare slackers – you know, the ones who have been “bred to do nothing but slack and vote for Democrats”.

    Gotta love traditional media. What do these people do all day, cuz basis research ain’t it.

  5. Mike in WNY at 10:25 am #

    I think it is very telling that liberals, whose policies have, and continue, to repress minorities, pull out the racial card.  Since there is no rational or moral criticisms of the people advocating a leaner more efficient government, they are left with hurling baseless accusations designed to distract people from the truth, all in the effort to preserve the status quo special interest government.  The only other possible alternative is that these attacks are the result of ignorance.

    • Alan Bedenko at 10:30 am #

      You’re right, Mike.

      Coniglio’s attacks against black people is the result of ignorance.

      Also, my accusations against Coniglio are not baseless, as evidenced by the materials seen via hyperlink.

      • Mike in WNY at 11:57 am #

        I followed the link.  The only thing I found was humor that is not considered politically correct.  That is not the same thing as racism.    Racial humor requires perception to be racial, without fully understanding the views of the person telling a joke, it is not possible to categorically label a person racist.  When a person advocates government policies that are beneficial to all, including minorities, that speaks to the character of the person, not jokes that are not PC.

      • Alan Bedenko at 12:36 pm #

        Calling a handicapped person a cripple is not politically correct.

        Calling a black adult a pickaninny is pretty fucking racist, full stop.

      • BrianS. at 3:38 pm #

        Don’t waste your time. Trying to explain what “racism” is to a racist is as futile as explaining what “stupid” means to a Sarah Palin supporter.

      • Bbill at 10:37 am #

        At least you’re usually talking to the same person.

      • Adama D. Brown at 7:32 pm #

        Mike, no, that’s pretty much politically correct horseshit you just wrote. When someone is talking about blacks as an underclass, “slackers” and “reprobates” (and don’t even try denying that he means black people, when he explicitly names three current black leadership figures), then that makes them a racist. Period. There is no set of mental gymnastics that makes that person not a racist, no matter how well they believe their ideas to be founded in “reality.”

  6. BrianS. at 3:40 pm #

    Someone please explain again how Paladino’s “Run, niggers, run!” e-mail is funny and not racist? Go ahead, try and analize the guilt away on that one too.

    • AL at 7:31 pm #

      Analize is probably the best way to deal with Carl. (LOL)

  7. Alan Bedenko at 4:15 pm #

    Oh, this is rich: 

    Tea Party Coalition of WNY Allen Coniglio, Chair ilki… July 16, 2010 RESPONSE TO THE NAACP The Tea Party Coalition of WNY calls on the NAACP to immediately retract its irresponsible and highly inflammatory charges of racism within the tea party movement. Such irresponsible statements can only serve the political interests of those who seek to divide Americans along racial and ethnic lines and will, ultimately, only damage the interests of all Americans of every race who seek to live in a world without such divisions and the hatred and intolerance they engender. The Tea Party Coalition also calls on the NAACP’s local representative, Mr. Frank Mesiah, to cease engaging in these destructive politics of separation and to disavow any statements made by himself and/or the NAACP suggesting that the tea party is a racist movement. It has been obvious to all unbiased observers that the tea party movement has been, from the beginning, a genuine grass roots movement of, by, and for the American people which welcomes and encourages participation by everyone, regardless of rac!  e or ethnic background.  The tea party has stated unequivocally on numerous occasions that racist behavior or beliefs are not welcome in the movement and it cannot reasonably be argued by anyone that we have not done everything possible to discourage or remove any person expressing such beliefs from our movement. We call on the NAACP and Frank Mesiah to immediately disavow the use of the spurious charge of racism which has been used numerous times in the past to attempt to discredit and damage the tea party, a legitimate movement for the advancement and edification of the American people without regard to race, creed, or color. 

    • Jon Splett at 5:30 pm #

      I found this relevant and entertaining.

    • Mike in WNY at 11:07 am #

      I agree, that is rich.

           abounding in desirable elements or qualities

    • Rob at 11:08 am #

      Btw, the “We Don’t Collaborate With the Machine” Coalition also posted that press elease to . . . Joe Illuzzi’s site.

      • Mike In WNY at 5:02 pm #

        Press releases are sent out en masse, usually via an existing database. It is the decision of the recipient whether or not to publicize them.

      • Alan Bedenko at 6:31 am #

        Mike – you know and I know that Illuzzi posts whatever Jim wants because Jim is representing Illuzzi in a litigation for little or no fee. 

      • Mike in WNY at 11:19 am #

        Neither Jim, nor Illuzzi, discuss their fee arrangement for legal services with me, not that it’s even relevant.  I do know Illuzzi is on a database regularly used for press releases.

  8. Rob at 9:42 am #

    Jim O, who deletes gratuitous personal insults (made by others) from his website, goes off on liberals – “morons”, “numbskulls”, “not very bright”, “F you” and “I pity them like I pity the village idiot”. Without ever discussing or addressing the “Little Rascals” videos, or “societally worthless” welfare recipients who are “bred to slack”, etc. etc., — while complaining that liberals “don’t believe in facts”.

    The “liberals don’t believe in facts” charge is especially funny because Jim’s Tea Bagger Coaliiton partner, Allen “Cleansing of Humanity” Coniglio, is a full-fledged birther and recently posted to his website an obviously altered video of Obama admitting he wasn’t born in the U.S. Coniglio even admits in the post that “part of the video” may have been edited but since (unlike liberals) he cares about facts, he posted it anyway.

    Freedom and Truthiness Forever!

    • Alan Bedenko at 9:46 am #

      Jim Ostrowski is emblematic of everything that’s wrong with (a) Buffalo; and (b) the internet. He is in it for the money, period.

    • Rob at 11:00 am #

      And the authority. If you want to be the smartest guy in the room, hanging out in the same room as Coniglio and Rebmann is an easy way to get there. But liberals are stupid? OK Jim.

  9. Hapklein at 11:39 am #

    I noted the Tea Party, when it kicked off in response to the bailouts, obviously consisted of suburban white people who by their dress and demeanor were solid middle class Americans. The absence of people of color is not surprising given these ingredients I noted. 
    Then a couple of months ago serious academics verified my suspicions that the Tea Party was white middle class America.  Butt he protesting Hippie of the 1970’s is now 60 and in middle management.
    But why is the surprise? It was obvious from the beginning.
    Now I have nothing against suburbanites, some of my best friends live in the suburbs, but to be surprised that their effort would be insensitive if not indifferent to racist issues is silly.
    Suburban folk form the most materialistic non-inclusive segments of American culture.

    • Starbuck at 3:54 pm #

      suspicions that the Tea Party was white middle class America

      @Hap, do you have the same suspicions about, for example…

      all MSNBC main hosts? (except not middle class)
      all WNYM bloggers?
      all Artvoice writers?
      all WECK-1230 hosts except for sports?

      The absence of people of color is not surprising given these ingredients I noted.

      Not surprising about just the Tea Party, or are you also not surprised when you notice the absence elsewhere?

      • Eric Saldanha at 9:31 pm #

        excuse me?

      • Starbuck at 3:51 pm #

        Eric, that ‘excuse me’ links to your blog’s main page. If that’s what you intended to link, then I’m missing your point.

        If my point was unclear, I was questioning whether any and every group whose vast majority is Caucasian – like those I listed or others – is necessarily “non-inclusive” as Hap seemed to imply about Tea Party supporters.

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