Brad Smith (jesus_h_biscuit) wrote,
Brad Smith

Here, reposted in it's entirety, is the email I just got from the brother I hate dislike intensely:
From: "My Racist Piece-Of-Shit Brother" <>
To: "'Jude Bennett'" <>
Subject: FW: Bush Fails To Prevent East Coast Blizzard
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 08:29:02 -0600

Bush Fails To Prevent East Coast Blizzard - Minorities Hit Hardest , NBC 02/17/06

As President Bush and his staff sit comfortably in the White House, the snow continued to pile up on the many poor and African American victims in the D.C. area who could not afford to get out of town or to safety in Florida. Crucial supplies of blankets, hot cocoa, popcorn, gold jewelry, plasma TVs, Colt 45 and dark rum - so essential to surviving the stress of any major snowstorm - lay in stores undelivered.

"Where is the government? I need my sidewalk shoveled so I can get out to buy my danged lottery tickets!" said one D.C. resident from his living room. "Why are we wasting money in Iraq when we could be spending it here on me?"

Progressive blogs blasted the President for his inaction. "We find the timing terribly suspicious - just as the Domestic Spying hearings kick into high gear, what happens? A major northeast Blizzard. Why now?" wrote one blogger.

Hearings into the Blizzards' effect on hearings are almost a certainty. Howard Dean has suggested he will call for an investigation once his new medications kick in and John Kerry took a break from his winter ski vacation in Aspen to call for new legislation outlawing snowstorms. "The Republican Congress has dropped the ball once again. I have always been a staunch supporter of anti-snow legislation, except for certain locations where I ski. Snow has no business on our roads and the President and Congress know that."

Calls for impeachment over "SnowGate" as some are calling it already are mounting as deeply as the snow itself, and what will be discovered underneath will prove to have a truly chilling effect on the Republicans, as the inevitable thaw proceeds.

This just in ........

More breaking news...... Jesse Jackson wants an investigation as to why snow is ALWAYS white.

It is reported that Dick Cheney has stock in Tru-Value Hardware. Do you have any idea how many SNOW SHOVELS they sold today to the unsuspecting consumer?

The American people will demand to know why FEMA has been so late in reacting to this storm. THEY KNEW IT WAS COMING! And yet they failed to have crews in place to fix the electricity as soon as it went off. It just shows that Bush and the Republicans just don't care about the people in the northeast. The Senate needs to investigate this with administration personnel under oath.

We speculate that the great junior senator from N.Y. has opened the doors of her Long Island mansion to all of the heatless poor of her neighborhood and is busy baking cookies for them while her husband applies body heat to the nearly frozen teen-aged girls.
Here, reposted in its entirety and copied to every member of my family, all of his coworkers (it was sent from his work email) and friends, is my response:
To: "'Jude Bennett'" <>
From: "My Racist Piece-Of-Shit Brother" <>
Subject: FW: Bush Fails To Prevent East Coast Blizzard
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 08:47:29 -0400

Please do not send me this kind of bullshit, I do not find this sort of blatantly racist tripe amusing in any way. As a matter of fact, it only serves to make me feel shame that I share bloodlines with anyone that would find it interesting or funny in any way. Racism is evil, lame attempts at disguising it as humor is both disgusting and excuseless. If this is what passes as interesting or funny to you, that's fine - I'm not responsible for whatever trash fills anyone else's mind - but I want no part of this, none at all.
Let the shitstorm begin. Bring it ON, motherfucker. I've been waiting on and oportunity like this for years. When it comes to racism, I will absolutely not be complacent. If anyone sets out about defending this nonsense, I will put them on blast AND flood their inboxes with Goatse.

Edit #1: The Replies

Me: It is not so much a matter of pissing me off as I wanted you and everyone to know that I do not tolerate racism, and I'm horrified by anyone that does. You can live however you choose and think whatever you want, that's fine and I support your right to do that - but I don't appreciate this any more than you would appreciate me forwarding gay rights issues on to you. I believe in free speech and am anti-censorship. That was my point, nothing more and nothing less. This is precisely the kind of thing that keeps me at such a distance from you, the fact that this sort of thing doesn't phase you when it makes my skin crawl.

On a lighter note, happy birthday.

Reply from oldest brother: Today is his birthday, while you might not have liked his stab at humor,
using your tone, and replying to everyone was in very poor taste. I
despise hidden agendas, if you have an issue with him, e-mail him
directly, or better yet pick up a phone and call him. You are a bigger
man that this!

My reply to oldest brother: Nice. Have whatever issue you want with my methodology, but I'm noting your absence of issue with the content of the original forward in your reply. Perhaps you found it just as awful as I did and emailed him privately admonishing him, perhaps you're complacent about racism or even found it amusing - I don't know. The purpose of replying to everyone was to have it known that I do not support this kind of crap and to call it out for the drivel that it is, should I be chosen in the future for a similar mail-out by anyone in that list. Being complacent about racism is what helps perpetuate it, and I will not be complacent about it. There is no hidden agenda, I was completely forthright in stating my position.
My question for you is this - did you find nothing objectionable about the original email or just my response to it?

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