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Monday, June 19, 2017

"Sticks and stones and Bill Maher..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #193)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka-Obama Da Dog!
Ivanka is her first name and Obama is her last name
she is a bipartisan dog!

Blog #1946-Kimo's world #193

Sticks and stones and Bill Maher

Comedian Bill Maher apologized to his audience for using the "N" word in a recent episode of HBO's Real Time
after he used a racial epithet during an interview with Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.

 Sasse — who was promoting his new book, The  Vanishing AmericanAdult — invited Maher to visit Nebraska after the two talked about how adults in California still dress up for Halloween. "We’d love to have you work in the fields with us,” the senator told the comic.

"Work in the fields?" Maher replied. "Senator, I am a house (N-word).
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prqM4Q9zQFE
 The following week Maher had a show dedicated to apologizing for using the "N word."I did a bad thing," the host confessed to guest Michael Eric Dyson.
"For black folks, that word, I don't care who you are, it's caused pain. It doesn't matter that it was not said in malice, it caused pain and that's why I apologized."

Rapper and actor Ice Cube didn't let the host off as easily, jokingly telling him, "I knew you were gonna  mess up sooner or later. I love your show,
Bill Maher getting
a new one drilled
by Ice Cube
you got a great show, but you've been bucking up against that line a little bit. You've got a lot of black jokes."


Ice cube's lyrics are rampant with misogyny and homophobia. Hip hop culture is one of the greatest purveyors of gay hate. Is that okay? Can we make Ice cube go on an apology tour?

Funny how offended Ice Cube and other rap artists can get about the N word, which is bad of course--however in the same essence still refer to women as bitches, hoes and sluts. Maybe he and others should rethink what they say as well?

Like Ice Cube has never said something offensive or inappropriate? Give me a break. The guy built his career on it and he's lecturing Bill? Hate to say it but this is why Trump won. Take a lesson from the Donald as all liberals should, he doesn't bow to PC- BS.

Let me try and explain this; Jews can tell Jewish jokes, as a Jew I tell Jewish jokes-- but get offended when a gentile tells a Jewish joke.  My neighbor says as a woman, its the equivalent of calling your girlfriends bitches in an endearing manner but as soon as a man calls one of you a bitch, its on!  The N word is the same for black people, black people can say it,  but white people can't.

Maher has been a big proponent of black rights over the years. He made a mistake.

Use your words wisely, there are many hateful trolls wanting nothing more and gather joy from bringing people down. 

What ever happened to that expression my homies and I used as kids, "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. " 

Epilogue;
Maher always pushes the envelope, it's in his DNA
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/18/us/tv-host-s-words-draw-criticism-and-apology.html






Hana Hou, Encore!







3 comments:

Glenn Mickens-by email said...

Yes, Kimo I did like your Maher article--mahalo. What mystifies me is that every rapper can use the N word a thousand times with no repercussions and yet if one caucasian uses it by mistake as Bill did the wrath of the black population comes down on them. Either the word is a no no FOR EVERYONE or it is to be used by anyone, period.

Once when Bobby Knight was asked why he used the F word so ofter in his speech he said, " it is the most exclamatory word in the English language" (actually he should have said in all languages!) and one must agree with his statement. It was once said to be the F bomb but today every man, woman and even young kids are saying it----is this right or wrong, you be the judge.
Get your rest and as they say smell the roses. And Kimo as you said, sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never harm me---do only us ancient ones remember that??

Harmony Bentosino said...

Yes, an important rule of thumb to remember is that ethnic humor needs to be self-deprecating. I still wonder how Frank Delima has gotten away with it for so long. I have never heard anyone criticize his ethnic humor. Maybe Hawaii is more accepting.

KimoRosen said...

I love Frank Frank Delima For those not familiar with loco Ethnic Hawaiian humor check this out. Know that tutu is grandma in Hawaiian to understand this commercial;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvhTr7Z27Oc