Mark Williams Expelled From Tea Party Federation

It’s pretty bad when you are so crazy that even the crazies ostracize you. Mark Williams of Tea Party Express was thrown out of the Tea Party movement by The National Tea Party Federation for Williams’ racist writings. The last straw for Williams was  a mock letter to President Lincoln, asking for a return to slavery:

Dear Mr. Lincoln

We Colored People have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing.  Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards.  That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!

In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week.  We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the ‘tea party movement’.

The tea party position to “end the bailouts” for example is just silly.  Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for?  What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare?  What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us coloreds!  Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.

And the ridiculous idea of “reduce[ing] the size and intrusiveness of government.”  What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life?  As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!

The racist tea parties also demand that the government “stop the out of control spending.”  Again, they directly target Colored People.  That means we Colored People would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.

Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.”  That is outrageous!    How will we Colored People ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn?  Totally racist!  The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?

Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever.  We had a great gig.  Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house.  Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.


Precious Ben Jealous, Tom’s Nephew  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Head Colored Person

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SciFi Weekend: The Pandorica Opens (Or As Amy Pond Would Call It, The Invasion Of The Hot Italians); Torchwood Casting News; Changes for Mad Men

The Pandorica has opened and the big surprise was that nothing was inside. Instead it was a prison designed to hold the Doctor. In recent years Doctor Who has ended with big episodes. Steven Moffat is ending the season by bringing together many of the Doctors enemies, including Daleks and Cybermen. Instead of them acting with evil intent, they believe they are acting to protect the universe by locking up the Doctor, who they think is behind the cracks in the universe.

The episode started out with scenes involving many of the characters from previous episodes as a message for the Doctor is ultimately rerouted by the Tardis to the prison where River Song is being held. A message is sent about a  vision from Van Gough demonstrated by a  painting showing the Tardis exploding. This was hidden away until found by British forces during World War II and taken to  Winston Churchill, who naturally tried to make a phone call to the Doctor.

A lot happened once the Doctor and River got back together. They traveled back to 102  AD, which Amy Pond described as the invasion of hot Italians–when ancient Romans invaded England. Later in the episode River returned to the present and found that the Romans were actually recreations from a book in Amy’s bedroom. This was all a trap created from images in Amy’s mind. The images included Rory,who was also revived as a Roman. Unfortunately the Romans turned into Autons and the episode ended with Rory appearing to kill Amy. Besides this fate for Amy, and the Doctor being locked in the Pandorica, River was aboard the exploding Tardis, as all the stars in the sky were going out and the universe was coming to an end.

I don’t want to say too much about the episode and risk spoiling the conclusion (which already aired a month earlier on BBC America). There’s plenty of time to talk about fez hats next week. I can’t resist one nitpick. If  the Doctor went back to 102 AD,  wouldn’t Stonehenge have looked different back then?

There’s also one key lesson from the Doctor to keep in mind: Nothing is ever forgotten, not completely. And if something can be remembered, it can come back.”

Next week: The Big Bang. I’ve also been holding back information on the Christmas Special as this would spoil the conclusion of The Big Bang.

Ausiello has some information on the new characters being added to Torchwood:

Among the casting intel I’ve gathered on the new season (airing on my new favorite cable network, Starz), the show is out to cast a new series regular — Rex Matheson, a wickedly funny (operative word: wicked) CIA agent born to make waves. Almost as key to the new season are recurring characters Esther Katusi, a CIA grunt in her early 20s who learns what she’s really made of only when she’s forced to, and Oswald Jones, a convicted murderer and pedophile who will be as shocked as anyone to learn how easily infamy and fame can be exchanged for one another.

There’s similar information from TV Guide:

And Starz’s new season of Torchwood is shaping up with the search for one series regular and two supporting roles. Rex Matheson is a white, twenty-something CIA agent who sounds sort of like FX’s animated Archer spy: a fearless, cocky thrill seeker. Recurring characters include Esther Katusi, a newbie Watch Analyst in the CIA who is deeply (and secretly) in love with Rex. And Oswald Jones is the dangerous psychotic villain. He’s a forty-something murderer and pedophile who gets sprung from the slammer into the spotlight. Rex — catch this sicko!

Mad Men is returning with major changes which were set up last season. Don Draper has lost Betty. Will this lead to better stories of Don Draper chasing women, or is an important element of the story lost when he is no longer cheating? There’s also a new start up firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.

I hope they pull it off. Sometimes losing some of the stable anchors for a show hurts. Dallas was never the same when J. R. Ewing lost both Sue Ellen and Ewing Oil was broken up. On the other hand, Thirtysomething did fine after the Michael and Elliot company folded. This ultimately led to bringing in Miles Drentell, which was a big plus for the series. Of course Michael still was with Hope.