Angry activist, actress Janeane Garofalo announces that you’re a racist

by editor on April 17, 2009

Janeane Garofalo and Keith Olbermann are complete opposites. She’s angry and nuts, but he’s nuts and angry. Watching their alternate reality is like being dropped into some parallel universe where everything is twisted about 180 degrees.

Here are a few choice comments from Garofalo on Olbermann’s Thursday show. Amazingly, she knows things about you and the Tea Parties and Fox News that no one else has ever known. Or ever will know.

“Racism straightup. Nothing but a bunch of teabagging racists.” Blah-blah-blah. “These guys hate that a black guy is in the White House.” Blah-blah-blah. “Fox News loves to foment this anti-intellectualism because that’s their bread and butter.” Blah-blah-blah. “The Republican hyphen conservative movement has crystalized into the white power movement.”

Olbermann actually treats this lunatic like she’s a rational human being. Of course, that would be the pot calling the kettle black.

Hey, that wasn’t a racist comment. No matter what Garofalo says.

Update: Please read our subsequent Memo to the lovely and gracious Janeane Garofalo:

Source: HotAir.com

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Kay B. Day April 17, 2009 at 7:51 am

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These people are not well. The tea party protestors PAY for this country. And the tax code as it now stands can trip anyone up, providing lots of fodder for persecution. Even our treasury sec. and the head of the commitee that writes tax legislation (rangel) blew their own taxes (or dodged, depending on what you believe).

Statists are complete hypocrites. They want to stifle any dissenting voice, even if the voice is peaceful.

Like your site; added your link.

best, kday

Administrator April 17, 2009 at 7:58 am

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Kay, thanks very much for the link.

Ray April 17, 2009 at 8:44 am

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What drivel from a couple of complete morons.

David Ben-Ariel April 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

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Obamatized Garafalo is wildly lashing out against those who love our country, who don’t bow to foreigners or fall for her idol who has failed to prove he is a natural born citizen, proving herself incapable of believing reality and charging those realists who do as “racists.” How sad and degenerate and truly racist, attempting to hide behind Soetoro/Obama’s color.

DeeMac April 17, 2009 at 9:10 am

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Since they were both at one time comedians (isn’t that what launched Oberdork’s sports/comedy career), why would anyone take them seriously – Oh that’s right, lefties don’t vet for achievement, accuracy and understanding of issues, just popular appeal!

Juan Carlos April 17, 2009 at 3:18 pm

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“Racism straightup. Nothing but a bunch of teabagging racists.” Blah-blah-blah. “These guys hate that a black guy is in the White House.”

It’s funny that the celebreties, news media and governemnt official that always seem to bring up the subject of racism in this country are not even black or hispanic… What does Janeane Garafalo know about racism. She is white as a ghost!!!! THe only thing black that she has is her hair & that is FAKE!!!!!. She has never been discrimanted and has no idea what it feel to be discrimanted. But she has the audacity to talk about racism. And the rest of us are stupid that we even bother to hear what she has to say.
If this is not about taxes, then we the people should make a lsit of people who are willing to pay more taxes like Janeane Garafalo and have them pay for therest of us!!!!!!!!

Administrator April 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm

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Check back at around 4pm PST, we’ve got a GREAT followup to this article you’ll want to pass around to your friends.

oc madam April 17, 2009 at 4:06 pm

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let them rage–the people are watching and I don’t think middle america likes what it sees from the obamanation. Changing the USA to a soviet state is not the change they had in mind. Just keep in mind 2010 is just around the corner.

Administrator April 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm

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Here you go. Pass it around to your friends:

Memo to the lovely and gracious Janeane Garofolo

Lilly April 18, 2009 at 7:05 am

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Is this a joke?! Whey would anyone ever give this completly twisted woman the time of day or air time for that matter. I am embarrased for msnbc. And guess what, I am an American with brown skin and I proudly supported the tea parties. This has nothing to do with race. Typical of the left to make it so. They must have nothing else in their arsenal bag. I think they must be scared and desperate.

donyavangogh April 19, 2009 at 9:49 pm

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There is a large part of Hollywood that used to strive to “entertain” the masses. Yet nowadays we have them trying to “SHAPE” society with their point of view. Now I don’t mind allowing opinions as that is a right to all, however let’s remember that most of Hollywood are so out of touch with the working man’s world, which accounts for 90% of the Nation’s population, that they are bound to get it wrong! In this case Ms. Gerafalo has gotten it VERY wrong!! I’m a tax-payer housewife. I am white and middle-aged. I was so angry when I found that my President urged the Stimulus to pass knowing that NOBODY read it! Nobody COULD read it in the time allotted. THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD DO TO STOP IT!! I did not get to vote to stop this stimulus bill. SO I go to protest my opinion and the next thing I know I’m indirectly being called a racist with a brain problem?! It’s hard for me to think of people has haters but think it’s safe to say that we normal average Americans are being hated more and more each day by extremist who don’t want other people to have an opinion that disagrees with their own line of thinking. People who went to college being taught history REVISED by professors who have a hidden agenda result in the kind of thinking Ms. Gerafalo portrays. To me that is much more dangerous than me, Rosie the Rivoter, fighting for her rights. Some of my closest dearest friends are of different color and they too are concerned about their children’s future!!

donyavangogh April 20, 2009 at 7:12 pm

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Administrator I’m sorry but the link you gave us isn’t working to pass around to friends. Could you possibly try again?

donyavangogh June 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm

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I gave no link :P try again.

donyavangogh September 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

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Memo to the lovely and gracious Janeane Garofolo

this is what I meant. :) the one above you click on to get to another article but no worries I figured it out. My bad. Thanks. :)

brian April 22, 2009 at 7:11 am

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she is 100% correct, its what i said from day one of these ridiculous tea parties……why dont you idiots watch a couple interviews with these people attending the stupid tea parties…..they have no idea what they are protesting or the historical meaning of the original tea parties…….this crap is about racism and hate and fear….bottom line

donyavangogh September 21, 2010 at 2:41 pm

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excuse me but the right to protest is still legal. AND we formed a protest because of TAXATION without representation. meaning, our tax dollars were taken from us without the right, in order to line pockets! PLain and simple that is WRONG! Just because YOU don’t care what happens to your money, and I do does not make me a kook, but it does make you lazy and ignorant for not “getting” it! The Gov’t has checks and balances and this administration negated those checks and balances in the stimulus. That means you are being robbed illegally yet legally. Get it? This organizaton is named Tea Party for a reason. Thier name pretty much explains the reason if you kno anything of history and the boston tea party of 1773.

donyavangogh September 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm

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Tea Party says it all. Taxation w/o Representation. Read the parallels.

In May of 1773 Parliament concocted a clever plan. They gave the struggling East India Co. a monopoly on importation of tea to America. Parliament reduced the duty the colonies wld hv to pay for the imported tea. The Americans wld now get their tea cheaper than ever before. However, if the colonies paid the duty tax on the imported tea they would be acknowledging Parliament’s right to tax them. It was assumed that colonists wld rather pay the tax than deny themselves the pleasure of a cup of tea. IF they paid, Parliment could then raise the tax w/o limits making all colonists subject to a despot gov’t.
The colonists were not fooled by Parliament’s ploy. When the East India Co sent shipmts of tea to Philadelphia and NY the ships were not allowed to land. In Charleston the tea-laden ships were permitted to dock but the cargo was consigned to warehouse where it remained for three years until it was sold by patriots in order to help finance the revolution.
In Boston, the arrival of 3 tea ships ignited a furious reaction. The crisis came to a head on December 16, 1773 when as many as 7,000 agitated locals milled about the wharf where the ships were docked. A mass mtg at the Old South Meeting House that morning resolved that the tea ships shld leave the harbor w/o payment of any duty. A committee was selected to take this msg to the Customs House to force release of the ships out of the harbor. The Collector of Customs refused to allow the ships to leave w/o payment of the duty. Stalemate. The committee reported back to the mass meeting and a howl erupted from the meeting hall. It was now early evening and a group of about 200 men assembled on a near-by hill. Whoopping war chants, the crowd marched two-by-two to the wharf, descended upon the 3 ships and dumped their offending cargos of tea into the harbor waters.

Before you discredit or attempt to REVISE this account like most of todays professors do (not teachers as they avoid it altogether), keep this in mind. There are still ancestors around, of people who actually attended this event, many infact.

Kay B. Day April 22, 2009 at 7:54 am

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Brian, can’t you come up with anything more creative than name calling? The protests have nothing to do with racism. Or hate. Or fear. Have you looked at federal spending lately? Many of us have criticized this for years. What Garofalo is: 100 percent wrong. And so are you.

donyavangogh April 22, 2009 at 4:24 pm

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Politicians & media did their best to discredit the Tea Parties by describing them, first, as a partisan Republican movement, and, second, as a revolt of greedy rich people who don’t want to pay more income tax…

But as I saw – and anyone who went to a Tea Party with an open mind would have seen as well – the Tea Parties did not consist of any ONE party. These Bi-partisan protestors were as disgusted with big spending under President Bush as they are opposed to big spending under the present administration. This was a powerful movement of Americans who are fed up with the irresponsible politicians from BOTH parties. In some places, politicians were barred from speaking and forced to listen to US for once in a very long time!

Alarmed at the Growing Burden of Government on ALL Americans Tea Party participants were not simply angry about higher federal income taxes. They were alarmed at the burden of this growing government on ALL Americans, & the nation we are leaving to our children. Taxing future generations to pay for THESE POLITICIANS’ irresponsible spending is the epitome of “taxation without representation” which was precisely in line with the spirit of the Boston Tea Party in 1773!!! The fact that the majority of Americans are not being represented accurately should alarm ALL of us! WHY DOESN’T IT?

What the elite media missed is that state and local taxes are going up for EVERYONE. For petesake watch CSPAN! Add that to higher gasoline taxes, corporate taxes, death taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, and the very real threat of an energy tax. No wonder anyone with a brain wanted their voices to be heard!

The Obama budget being negotiated in a House-Senate Conference Committee this week projects an astounding $9 trillion increase in federal DEBT over the next eight years!! Since no one expects the politicians in control of Washington to CUT spending, this level of debt guarantees higher taxes for the middle class AND higher inflation for EVERYONE! HELLO! Higher taxes & higher inflation means less income, less savings, and almost no economic opportunities for EVERY person in America!!! Yes even those of you who opposed me protesting against this castistrophic future of yours! DUH!

The majority of the media DIDN’T want you to understand this! The Americans at the Tea Parties last week did! Thanks a lot for your lack of support and understanding! You just shot yourselves in the foot! WAKE UP!

donyavangogh April 22, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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I’m so fed up with MORONS!

John Galt April 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm

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I was raised to believe that racism is when you bring race into a discussion, or make it an issue at all. She made race an issue, therefore, she is the racist one.

I do find it mildly amusing, however, when celebrities make idiots of themselves with political deductions.
(And, btw, I’m white, and was born in Georgia, does that make me a “t-Bagging Racist?” If so, I’ve got to go apologize to my black friends… and irish friends…)

WorksForaLiving July 7, 2009 at 1:19 am

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Apparently because I disagree with the president I’m a racist

Keith Spaulding September 21, 2010 at 5:53 am

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so shes a moron for speaking the truth, look both parties are filled with bozo’s and im pretty sure the Tea Party has their fare share of kooks also and so does many people in this country, instead of pointing fingers and calling names why don’t we look for solutions, message to the people or person who runs this site, you have a platform to do good or stir the idiots, look in the mirror and make a choice keep it steady my man, keep it staedy.

Administrator September 21, 2010 at 6:37 am

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“so shes a moron for speaking the truth,”

The truth? You’ve just invalidated your entire comment.

donyavangogh September 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm

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You want to do good, Keith? Then start getting involved enuf to be able to discern the half-truths, soundbites, and lies from the actual truth. It can be done. Watch Cspan then when there is a news-worthy issue on, then turn your channel to Msnbc, then cnn, then cnbc, then fox. You will find that more times than not fox does have more of the actual whole story than the other networks. I swear, man.. I’m a seeker of truth and suspicious of much in my line of work. You really need to look at what the underlying agenda is. The mainstream media funded mr. obama’s campaign of course they are going to bend over backwards to shine him in a good light and anyonen who oppose him in a bad one. The media is not a news outlet anymore, they are political. Fox has had to keep up with that but for the most part they ARE indeed more truthful and accurate than the others. Also, Glenn Beck is not really a loon. If you’d just watch his show you’d see all his research is factual but you wouldn’t kno it if you watch the deceptive stations. I hope you come to realize this sooner rather than later. Peace out.

KimmyQueen September 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

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Unless she is a deity who knows all things and the hearts of all people there is no way that her statement is completely truthful. I am willing to say that there is a chance that within the tea party ranks there are individuals and small pockets of people who may have racism as motivation for aligning themselves with the tea parties. However they are either summarily taken out or else they keep quiet, because the OVERALL majority of the tea party people are not racists, nor do they spew racism nor they align themselves with racism. You and whats her name have no proof that the tea party is a racist movement. She doesn’t know that because she cannot know what everyone thinks and the actual EXAMPLE OF THEIR BEHAVIORS is very contrary to racism. You agreeing with her is not helping people nor putting forward any solutions in fact you are pointing fingers something you are against so that makes you an hypocrite.

donyavangogh September 21, 2010 at 2:54 pm

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In May of 1773 Parliament concocted a clever plan. They gave the struggling East India Co. a monopoly on importation of tea to America. Parliament reduced the duty the colonies wld hv to pay for the imported tea. The Americans wld now get their tea cheaper than ever before. However, if the colonies paid the duty tax on the imported tea they would be acknowledging Parliament’s right to tax them. It was assumed that colonists wld rather pay the tax than deny themselves the pleasure of a cup of tea. IF they paid, Parliment could then raise the tax w/o limits making all colonists subject to a despot gov’t.
The colonists were not fooled by Parliament’s ploy. When the East India Co sent shipmts of tea to Philadelphia and NY the ships were not allowed to land. In Charleston the tea-laden ships were permitted to dock but the cargo was consigned to warehouse where it remained for three years until it was sold by patriots in order to help finance the revolution.
In Boston, the arrival of 3 tea ships ignited a furious reaction. The crisis came to a head on December 16, 1773 when as many as 7,000 agitated locals milled about the wharf where the ships were docked. A mass mtg at the Old South Meeting House that morning resolved that the tea ships shld leave the harbor w/o payment of any duty. A committee was selected to take this msg to the Customs House to force release of the ships out of the harbor. The Collector of Customs refused to allow the ships to leave w/o payment of the duty. Stalemate. The committee reported back to the mass meeting and a howl erupted from the meeting hall. It was now early evening and a group of about 200 men assembled on a near-by hill. Whoopping war chants, the crowd marched two-by-two to the wharf, descended upon the 3 ships and dumped their offending cargos of tea into the harbor waters.
Before you discredit or attempt to REVISE this account like most of todays professors do (not teachers as they avoid it altogether), keep this in mind. There are still ancestors around of people who actually attended this event, many infact.

donyavangogh September 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm

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I don’t think racists are capable of apologies nor rational thought. Hmm I spy a sooty pot calling the KETTLE black!

It’s normal to assume that THIS woman is a racist due to her psychological bent on accusing everyone else of being one. For instance, a liar cannot believe the truth because they suspect all people of lieing. A thief won’t leave his valuables unlocked because he suspects everyone steals. A cheat expects that their spouse or significant other is cheating on THEM, due to the cheater’s own exploits. In all these cases the odds are fractional that the accused fit that which they are accused of. The labeler or name-caller is more times than not, that which they are labeling another with.

Bravo Mizz Giraffelo, your actions and words reveal much about you.

donyavangogh September 21, 2010 at 4:21 pm

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Has Mizz Giraffelo commented on the New Black Panther leader insighting black people to “Kill all crackers… kill all their cracker babies too!”????? Hmmm he sounded pretty racist with that remark to murder white people and their babies. I’m just sayin’ :P

PS: for the most part it’s refreshing to see so many people here who are intelligent and articulate as well as very informed. :)

Carl September 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm

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The Right-wing blogs and websites give these characters more “air-time” than they’ll ever get on their leftist networks

USN-RETIRED September 26, 2010 at 6:52 pm

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Our bad. We shouldn’t laugh at the intellectually impaired.

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