Losers. G-O-P. Losers.

Hey, kids, didya watch the Scripps Spelling Bee? I did, and I’m very disturbed by what I saw. These were the finalists who eventually lost to Sonia Sotomayor Kavya Shivashankar:

(l to r, top row (in order of elimination from the finals):ย  Ramya Auroprem, Serena Laine-Lobsinger, Kyle Mou, Aishwarya Pastapur, Kennyi Aouad; bottom row: Sidharth Chand, Tussah Heera, Neetu Chandak, Anamika Veeramani, Tim Ruiter)
(all photos from the Scripps website)

Of the finalist, 7 were Indian-American, one Asian-American, one African-American. 7 were girls, only 4 boys. There was only one white male! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Is it any wonder that there were protests at the event?


Original image.

(l to r:ย  Mark Krikorian, Jill Biden, Rush Limbaugh, Kavya Shivashankar, Pat Buchanan, Tom Tancredo)

I interviewed some of the protesters outside the building after the event. I tried to ask Mark Krikorian what he thought, but when he kept trying to complain about the spellers, he didn’t know how to pronounce any of their names. By the way, I have no idea who the hell Mark Krikorian is, but for some unknown reason, people were listening to him.

I was very excited to see Pat Buchanan. He was already yelling when I went over, so I couldn’t ask him anything. However, here are some of the things he said:

  • You mean no more white males qualified?
  • The girls were picked because they’re female and Indian, and you know it as well as I do!
  • [Girls] certainly have been qualified in the past. I donโ€™t doubt that they are. But probably half of the great spellers are white males in this country. To rule them out, why? Because of sex and because of their race is wrong, I think. At the very least, itโ€™s affirmative action.

  • Tom Tancredo almost fell off his soapbox in his excitement over someone wanting to ask him a question. That never happened when he was running for President! He said, “This group of spelling foreigners are just like the KKK without the hoods or the nooses. Their logo is “All for the bee, nothing for the rest.'”

    King Rush Limbaugh
    was there. Someone needs to tell him that, on him, black isn’t slimming, especially when he’s jumping up and down. King Rush just kept screaming, “Racist! Reverse racist!” over and over. I don’t know if reverse racist cancels racist out or not. I just tried to stay out of his way, because he was really glassy-eyed as though he were on some medication, and he kept yelling the names of some Republican politicians and conservative pundits and then spitting.

    There were others outside as well. G. Gordon Liddy was muttering to himself. He was difficult to understand, but I think he said something about Jill Biden and the girl finalists having Harleys. Oops, no! Someone else who was there just corrected me. He said menstrual cycles.

    Sean Hannity
    had all the Fox News cameras on him while he blamed the results of the spelling bee on President Obama. He remarked that this was the most radical spelling bee ever. Glenn Beck said that the winner, Sonia Sotomayor Kavya Shivashankar, is clearly a Marxist. Then he continued drinking his tea.

    There were lots of others spouting their opinions, but I didn’t stick around. I was exhausted from all the excitement and had to lie down for a spell.

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    28 responses to “Losers. G-O-P. Losers.

    1. When you’re a minority you try harder!!

    2. Dusty

      If there was someone I would like to bury in the desert outside Las Vegas..its Pat Buchanan. Sweet Jesus in a speedo…I hate that sumbitch.

      But I love you and your artwork Nonnie! Thank you for the laugh today..really needed it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    3. how do you spell relief? or laughter

      • all kidding aside, dcAp, i would love it if one of the tv anchors would ask pat buchanan or tom tancredo why they think so many non-caucasian kids got to the finals of the spelling bee. after all, white males are supposed to be the best at almost everything, and we should put up a big wall to keep everyone else out!

    4. I love the all-original snark.

    5. jeb

      MODERATOR: Your word is racist.

      CONTESTANT: Racist. R-u-s-h, Racist.

      MODERATOR: That is correct.

      • but, jeb, you forgot to use it in a sentence! that’s the most fun part! you also forgot to ask the etymology. in this case, it’s from the ancient blovianese. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    6. I think it’s a magnificent testament to immigrants who are educating their children to soar within our system.
      And though this post is a send-up, I’ll bet the right wingers really did resent the fact that only one nerdy white boy made the cut.
      Wah, too bad. ๐Ÿ˜›

      • a send up? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ i’ll have you know, madam, that your intrepid reporter relays the facts, and only the facts!

        i agree that it’s a wonderful display of people coming to this country and working hard to take advantage of all it has to offer. i wish the networks would focus on kids like these instead of hannah montana. they would show kids that you can make something of yourself through hard work and discipline, even if you aren’t a moderately talented bimbo born to an even less talented asshole like billy ray cyrus.

    7. Actually, that would be fun to ask. But make sure to include Mikey Savage, too … the guy who says that no African-Americans were at the “tea parties” because (and I quote), “Blacks don’t pay taxes in this country. All of the taxes are paid by hard-working white people!”

      • wiener/savage is just a disgusting human being. i think he’s really a self-hater. all the filth he spews about others are really directed at himself. he’ll never admit it though.

    8. I watch some of this splling on TV and decided being a wyte mail that I was too stuped to understand all them letter thangs so I turned it off. Jumpped in my bad a$$ Camaro and headed to a bar.

      I will say this it was a very odd demographic of kids on the show. And made me think about if kids really were smarter but what I sorta’ came up with is that they have a better ethic (study/work) at home that makes these kids shine. They are potentially smarter BUT add in very hard working, and they likely got to where they are at by old fashioned hard work. Screw the people that are talking $hit.

      By the way I would rather deal with smart people of any race over stupid white folks but that’s just me.

      Hey this is America, when did race ever matter?

      Sandy

      • high sandee!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
        even iff you are a wyte mail, i am verry happy to cee ewe!

        i think that people who are new to this country bring an old-world work ethic with them. it reminds us how spoiled we’ve become. while i watched the bee, i was so proud of those kids, but i was worried a bit. i wonder whether their parents push them just a bit too much. some of the kids’ reactions to misspelling a word were a bit dramatic. i know the kids were disappointed, but some of them–particularly one little girl–looked downright tragic. none of the parents, to their credit, looked angry or disappointed when their kid missed a word. they all looked proud. there was one boy whose mother sat next to him while he rubbed his eyes, obviously crying, and i was yelling at her to give him a hug or something. after what seemed like hours, she finally patted his leg. it’s probably a matter of her being from a different culture, but i wanted to jump into the tv just to give the kid a hug and tell him everything was going to be okay.

        • Well, any kid would be sad to lose a competition, especially by the time it’s being televised.

          I agree, though, it would be good to see more consolation hugs and such. Any kid who reached that level of the national spelling bee is obviously smarter than most, and deserves a lot of recognition and praise.

          • i considered that the kids were under extra pressure because of the tv lights and cameras. on one hand, i wish they wouldn’t turn the spelling bee into a television event. not everything has to be reality show fodder, and the kids don’t need the extra pressure. on the other hand, making spelling cool is a good thing. other reality shows teach kids to dumb things down and to act like idiots to get attention. the spelling bee was a nice change of pace.

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