"I got nothing good to say about Obama," Lacasse told News 13. "If I see anybody touching that sign, I got a club sitting right over there."
Lacasse put the sign on his lawn Saturday. A Korean War veteran, he said he was a registered Democrat until Obama won the nomination.
A picture of this charmer Lacasse after the jump.
What exactly is a Muslin? I wouldn't take too much stock in what an illiterate person has to say.
isn't muslin what you use to make a sample dress or other piece of clothing?
ugh, what a piece of trash.
Can we pick on smart people?
I often use muslin for quilting projects, but have not tried the new "half-breed muslin", maybe its a cotton-poly blend. Is his club a quilting bee? Are they quilting for Obama? I'm so confused!
Why are people interviewing him. Liberal media, my ass
Yeah, I hate those 50/50 blends….
Yep. That is pretty much what I expected him to look like.
It's true - the meaner you are, the longer you live.
does this old balsac know that liberals protect his freedom to display that sign?
don't think it matters though
I'm embarassed for American schools
have you noticed how good design is for barack and his supporters but how the other side's shit looks like this when they try to conjure something up?
the wife beater defines it all
Man, that dude's excited about muslin.
Gotta go look at something else to erase those old pepaw nipples from my memory…
those nips are a tribute to Palin
I have a bolt of muslin. It's full breed though.
All of his neighbours must be so envious. Not only does he have a double-wide, but he can also "reed and rite." I bet he can cipher too. You know, with the halves and all he's been able to figure out.
Oh but if it was directed towards the right you would all agree. So sad. You agree on pictures of McCain with fangs and blood but you lash out at someone who opposes Obama. I think what this guy said was rude.. Obama should be judged on his experience.. OR LACK OF IT. But where is all the fair lefts saying.. he can say or do what he wants? You sure use that when they bash the right.
This guy may have been a registered Democrat before Obama got the nomination, but there is no way in hell he voted for Gore or Kerry. No way.
"But where is all the fair lefts saying.. he can say or do what he wants?"
Do you speaky the English?
What?// Exactly. What? Did you even read the responses on that post? The vast majority said it was in poor taste and the photographer was unprofessional and childish. Why don't you go back and actually read, and comprehend, what everyone said.
I think he only said he was a registered Democrat to add credence to his statements. Isn't it scary that these people get the same "one person-one vote" as educated, informed Americans?
I see a Civil War in our future.
When I get incensed about issues, I tend to spend more than 4.5 seconds scrawling on an old 2×4 with a Sharpie. This fine American should stick with what he knows - sittin' outside the trailer in his plastic lawn chair with one of those reflector things under his chin, and leave the protesting to more literate folks. Way to go, Gramps!!
'what?' was too caught up in trying to squeeze in some Fox talking points to bother with spelling.
People have always made fun of politicians. But this isn't making fun, it's just blind ignorant racism. And while I support his right to play the stereotypical wifebeater-wearing, obviously illiterate, redneck bigot. I still can't help but feel sorry for him. Bless his crotchety old, shriveled up, beef jerky-looking little heart.
lol. incredible. if you're going to insult someone, at least use correct spelling.
this reminds me of a time some neo-nazi's decided to tag up my middle school: "go home nigers!" HAHAHA please, consult a dictionary.
is he selling a new brand of fabric in honor of the presidential hopeful?
For someone who's the product of his mother and her brother, he really has no business calling someone a half breed.
I like what his neighbor had to say about it:
"When you use words in that nature, people tend to discount anything you have to say," said Steve Rice, who lives a couple streets away from Lacasse.
"If you're going to attract attention, at least make sure your spelling is right," Rice added, referring to Lacasse's misspelling of the word "Muslim."
at least spell the nationality your bashing correctly
My father married a pure Cherokee
My mother's people were ashamed of me
The indians said I was white by law
The White Man always called me "Indian Squaw"
Half-breed, that's all I ever heard
Half-breed, how I learned to hate the word
Half-breed, she's no good they warned
Both sides were against me since the day I was born
We never settled, went from town to town
When you're not welcome you don't hang around
The other children always laughed at me
"Give her a feather, she's a Cherokee"
We weren't accepted and I felt ashamed
Nineteen I left them, tell me who's to blame
My life since then has been from man to man
But it can't run away from what I am
Half-breed, that's all I ever heard
Half-breed, how I learned to hate the word
Half-breed, she's no good they warned
Both sides were against me since the day I was born
oh.. he looks like the grandpa from king of the hill.
what a fucktard!!
total trash…what a waste of life
Has anyone noticed how weird McCain has been lately? He seems incredibly confused and cranky - sort of makes me think the campaign is really taking it's toll on him. My husband and I were actually discussing how we're actually concerned for his health - which is odd because I totally despise the man.
That's where I've seen him before! Good call.
Somebody get this guy to say: "I killed fiddy men!"
Clearly, Lacasse is hating Obama for the wrong reason; there are plenty of good reasons not to support him. And he is clearly a racist, and no one in the Republican party should want him on their side, either. But, seriously, have some of you people read what you've written? It's bad enough that Cord posted a picture of him, like, "Hey, everybody, look at the wife-beater-ed, orange-tan old moron! Let's all pick on him for being southern white trash!" Then there are comments like #12 and #16, which completely take up Cord's all-too-obvious taunts. I'm NOT actually defending what this guy wrote (or, better, tried to write), but this whole post and the comments following it just reek of the alleged "elitism" on the left. You all probably put on your southern accents when you're talking in your "stupid" voices. Grow up!
Ok, it makes a lot of sense to critiicize peoples' opinions and jokes on a gossip site.
I think someone either needs to either find their sense of humor or get their news from a serios news site rather than getting all huffy. Not like you're gonna stop anyone from saying what they want.
Wow chezsan! You actually think Southerners are the ones who wear wife-beaters, live in trailer parks and are half illiterate? (After all, you're the only one who stated anything about him being from the South.) If you have traveled, you will know these types of people exist everywhere, not just the South. Shame on you!
Cord, America is lots of things, people and places - not sure what you meant by that tag and would appreciate an explanation. For those who believe this man would never vote for Kerry or Gore and is not one of "us" - you may want to reconsider who exactly belongs to the 59,000,000 and 51,000,000 group with you.
I'm thinking perhaps the wife beater is the give away that the guy is a dipshit. When I see men wearing them out in public, I cross the street.
bb&b: It says right in the headline that he is from Florida. That, the mention of "pepaw" nipples, and the King of the Hill led me to think that at least a few commenters had the image "southern" in their minds. I used context, that's all.
"…King of the Hill references", it should say.
chez, look around. This is MOLLYGOOD, you humorless, ultra-sensitive, defender of evil. *adopts accent* We's havin' fun in here, ya'll!
I actually do have a sense of humor, though it comes out seldom here. Perhaps I should've just echoes maria's comment #3 above: "Can we pick on smart people?" People like this are far-too-easy targets, and I also don't see what in the world a post of this sort is doing on MG, even with the awesome new political slant. That's all. Also, not defending evil.
Wait, so because accompanying the original news story was a picture of Lacasse, and I posted it, you assume it's because I wanted everyone to pick on his looks? Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I think that presumption says more about you than me. When I post a picture of Brad Pitt with a story about movies, do you assume it's because I want people to mock him? And show me the point in the post when I say a damn thing about the South.
So where's your funny, witty response, you overflowing barrel of laughs?
Oh snap! Cord in the house!
This is not turning into the whole southern stereotype debate again, is it? NO ONE mentioned the south. It's not fair to pin prejudice on people by ascribing your own interpretations to their comments, and then throwing a temper tantrum because you don't like their (your) assumptions. Grow up.
Also, there are orange people with hard nipples in wife beaters everywhere. That look is international.
It is true. No one mentioned the South before you freaked out, chez. Quite funny that by assuming we were all referring to the stupid and uneducated as being Southerners, YOU are the one who's ended up stereotyping the South.
PS: I'm from TN.
I have lived in counties in northern States where the people in the south part of the county display Confederate flags. It's almost like being from "the South" can be anywhere as long as it is south from somewhere.
"If I see anybody touching that sign, I've got a club sitting right over there."
Something tells me that the children in his neighborhood already know to keep off his lawn.
Again, as I said above, between the fact that the man's provenance (Florida) is given right in the headline, the "pepaw" nipples, and the allusions to "King of the Hill", I don't think that I'm out of line in assuming that at least a few people were using the dumb southerner stereotype in their comments. And perhaps I misinterpreted, but the last line of the original post simply seems like the bait before the showcase picture of the guy (there isn't any more verbal post, and so it seems that the picture is the punchline). Sorry, I thought that MG was supposed to be smart and funny, not obvious and out-and-out mean. I'll just go back to my corner, throw my temper tantrum, and drink babies' blood while I'm at it. Better yet, I'll drink the blood of women who abort their babies.
Oh, we took off daddy's straight jacket this morning thinking he'd only get into some harmless mischief. So sorry!
Yum! Abortion blood!
chezsan, people from the north say "pepaw" too.
also, he (physically) looks like Cotton Hill. He could be from friggin' Minnesota (my apologies to Minnasotans - I mean no offense), and if he looked like he did in that pic he'd STILL look like Cotton Hill.
And Florida is where he's from…why should that not be mentioned? sorry, I gotta agree…I don't see anyone perpetuating any stereotypes here except for the one of "stupid people".
If any stereotype is being perpetuated, it's that of the crazy old coot. You know, the loopy, senile type.
geez, say what?, I might think that you're calling me stupid, except that you mangled your grammar so badly in that last sentence that I can't tell.
Pssst, chezsan, s/he isn't calling you stupid. 'say what' is saying that the stereotype being perpetuated is that of "stupid people", not southerners.
not calling you stupid…I think the others are right…you're being a little overly sensitive.
what's so hard to understand? I don't see anyone here perpetuating any stereotypes except the one (stereotype) of "stupid people"…meaning the stupid person who wrote the anti-obama sign.
how was the original post "mangled"? because I used a qualifier instead of the noun itself?
thank you janice (and Alice), and I'm a "she", just FYI. :-)
chez - you might feel better if you go to cuteoverload today. Somedays you need to just see happiness and cuteness and stay off snarky websites.
I hate to drag this shit out, but …
Why do so many Southern, uh, folk, have such a bug up their ass? You can't say anything about the south, not even something complimentary, witouth getting someone's twangy hackles up. Could it be that they realise that their area of the country has a bit of a bad reputation? Maybe the realise that rep might be a bit justified? Maybe they want to point out they that aren't one of "those" southerners?
Bottom line, live by example. Be a great person from whatever place you're from. When you start with the complaining … well, me think's ya'll doth protest too much ..
Alice…wow. Way to slag on an entire region.
One of those twangy complainers,
P.S. Cord - I did notice that you didn't reference to the south directly in your post. Kudos!
Not only that, but Florida isn't even really the South! I know it is geographically, but it's a whole 'nother world full of retirees, skin cancer victims and hanging chads. And THAT, my friends, is a sterotype!
I'll tell you why, Alice! Because those damn yankees up there are constantly making fun of our grits and our accents and our overalls and our frontyard cars and our George Bushes and our pointy hats and our
Oh wait. Said too much.
Stoney, that's only half-true. I grew up in north Florida - trust me, there's truth to the "Lower Alabama" jokes. ;)
But yeah, once you get south of Orlando, you're on the southern tip of Laaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwn-g Island.
Alice, now that my jaw has returned to its upright and locked position, I can elaborate on my previous post. The south as a region effectively gets the blame for all things backwards and prejudicial in this country.
Those of us who are southerners are tired of being prejudicially lumped in with that stereotype, because frankly, it's hypocritical. So while you may think you've hit upon a brilliantly catty rebuttal of the methinks-the-lady-doth-protest-too-much ilk, instead you've posted something in the same vein as the aforementioned enlightened northerners (per your hyperlinked Facebook page, I see you live in Texas, so it's even more headscratch-worthy).
Southerners have good reason to complain. We aren't allowed to move forward into a more culture-blind society because we're constantly reminded that we're inherently ignorant. When we try to protest the fallacious aspects of that kind of regional attack, we're labelled as whiners.
first rule of mollygood. don't talk about mollygood.
second rule of mollygood. don't talk about "southerners" as a group, because as we have learned, not all "southerners" think alike.
even cord has done learnt his lesson.
Cait, you're only a complainer is you're complaining. Just being from the south isn't the deal. If that were the case, I, in a way, would also be one of those complainers. Half my family (my father's side) are of 100% coonass stock. Pure cajun all the way.
I have lived in Louisiana. That place has some fucked up problems. I've seen institutionalised racism that boggled my mind. I've commented about this before. I'm not going to go down that road again.
The south is a place with a hell of a history. Is it better than it was 100 years ago? I should hope so. But that doesn't still mean there isn't work to be done. Seems like the best thing to do, rather than ignoring the issue, would be to acknowledge it and then work on making it better.
But prejudice is EVERYWHERE. It's not simply the fault of a region. And I have no effing clue what your first sentence meant.
I guess it's the grits going to my head.
For the record, yes, I live in Texas. Don't even get me started on the fucked up things that are wrong with this place. Wow. I've been here since May. Sometimes you have to go where the work is.
I suppose then that I AM a complainer - because each time Cord posts a "the south is a bastion of Teh Racism," I respond. Strongly.
Cait, you said you were one of those "twangy complainers". At that moment, I didn't think you were complaining.
Anyway, yes, there is prejudice everywhere. But there is a really special form of it in the south. Let's not deny that. I have a half sister who is regularly called a nigger lover because her children are mixed race. She lives in Baton Rouge. This is happened to her in grocery stores, the mall, in the park, at her childrens school etc. For whatever reason, it seems to be more acceptable to speak that way in public in the south.
I cannot imagine that same scenario playing out in, say, Boston.
For me, I'll stop feeling that way about the south when that kind of shit stops happening.
Cait, yes. Yes, there is racism in the inner cities. Yes, in every city. We already talked about that.
I'm talking about the suburbs of Baton Rouge. Off Bluebonnet Road. I'm not talking downtown.
racism is every y'all.
EVERYWHERE. it makes no sense for like-minded people to be arguing about whether racism is worse in boston or in louisiana.
i think the point is that cait has often expressed that she takes personal offense to these sort of "the south is teh racist suck!" attacks. and you obviously know that because you said "i hate to drag this shit out…" so why drag it out?
what's the point?
hell, i could find racism in my uterus if i looked hard enough. the point is to figure out what to do about it, not to point out where it's worse.
i'm going back over to the fun threads. you guys are mean.
::grabs legos. stalks out::
My point about Boston is that even cities in the northeast aren't immune to rampant and accepted racism.
STM's right. I'm being redundant. It's obvious that your intent (given your framing of your initial post) is to poke the bear in the cage…and that's never any sort of productive discourse.
Nah, that's not the point. I just want people to admit there are sometimes bits of truth behind stereotypes. Frankly, I wouldn't have a dog in the fight if I hadn't personally experienced the bias myself.
I believe I told the story here once of not knowing what a kike was until I was told by several people in my middle school (Denham Springs Middle School) that I was one. At 12 I discovered I wasn't a jew, but a kike. Special day. Did I mention that one of the people who told me this was a teacher? That was the only time in my life that I felt like a second class citizen in his country. I will never forget what that felt like. Never.
As I said .. I just want someone from the south to admit that their might be a slight problem.
Hell, I'm more than happy to admit that nothern people are rude and impatient. We all have problems, ignoring them doesn't make them go away.
wow, uterine racism…it really IS everywhere.
Alice is allowed to say "coonass"???
Alice, some of the worst racism I have ever seen is in New York.
I do not - and have NEVER - argued that prejudice doesn't exist in the south. It absolutely does.
But this region doesn't claim the monopoly on some of the effed up shit that divides cultures around the country.
But I digress. This ignorant, grits-eating, Catholic southerner living in an African-American city needs to get back to her Jewish non-profit job so that she can continue walking the walk instead of arguing.
Have to continue feeding your righteousness, yeaux.
i wrap my hard nipples in muslin wifebeaters.
Sar, Alice is half coonass. It has nothing to do with black people.
Cait, I NEVER called you ignorant or grits eating.
Thanks for acknowledging the problem. That's all I want to hear.
So, what? You'll berate and proselytize from a soapbox to get your point across?
If Jill Greenberg had called John McCain a "bloodthity warmunger" everyone would have made fun of her too. Ridicule of the strongly opinionated and illiterate is equal opportunity.
And the nonsequiter award goes to….
Cait, if that's how you want to see it, that's ok. I don't see it that way. I was trying to speak with as much passion as possible.
Truth be told, racism isn't really my issue. One of these days we'll talk about what it's like to live as an Atheist in this country (I haven't been a jew in a long time) …
Oh my heck! I call my own father-in-law, and George Clooney Pepaw. I don't think either one of them are stupid or fit the image this guy, Mr Lacasse, conveys. And my father-in-law lives in Florida.
PS. I was in such a rush when I made my first post, all I had looked at were the pictures. I did not even realise this man was from Florida until I read chezsan's post and went back to read the accompanying story. How odd.
racism is EVERYONE'S issue. besides, didn't you say something about being a coonass? are you black? half black? got a black ass? i'm not understanding the coonass bit.
oh, and i'm a black, agnostic, jew- with a white jewish mom and a black catholic dad.
::grabs lego she forgot before she stalked out last time, and stalks out::
Like most here, I can appreciate passion.
But I reaaaaaaaaaaaally don't like being talked down to like a child.
Just ask Cord. :)
no, i wear MUSLIMS.
i skin them and turn them into fashionable coats.
i'm also working on a lampshade made out of Buddhist skins. i'm taking lessons from buffalo bill.
I'd love to stay and rant some more using random pop culture references, but alas, my freshly edumucated self needs to get downtown for a cocktail party.
Cait .. sorry you felt you were spoken down to. Not my intention.
LMAO@No. 94 Cait
There is no racism on candy mountain.
this situation absolutely would not play out in boston. he would have spelt muslim right.
everyone knows northerners are better spellers than southerners. its practically a fact.
april- i love words like "spelt" and "learnt."
alice- interesting re coonass. is it wrong that i'm in the mood for blackened catfish now? i mean, er, catfish of color?
stm makes my nou-nouz parts gou whoa-whoaz!
Like, latched on? That'd be hot.
yes, like that! i'm a latchkey kid!
is anyone else worried that mcdonald's puts crack in big macs? i swear, i hadn't thought about mcdonald's in about 7 months. then i was hungry all of a sudden for a big mac two weeks ago. and since then i've had two more. that's 3 big macs in two weeks. i don't think this is good for my health.
::leaves to go get bic mac::
No, I don't get big macs or bic macs. Does the ink taste good? They do put meth in the double cheeseburgers, though. 99 cents! I've gorged on Mickey Dee's a lot in my time. A lot. Like, seriously, a lot.
you cheeky cheeky man!(bearpig).
touche, my friend. touche.
(where are the accent keys on my keyboard? that's tou-shay! does not rhyme with douche.)
inky burgers are totally delicious.
i totally heart you MBP!
you got me and but good! :)
"Le sange est sur la branche."
Anybody? Anybody? Bueller?
The whole point of this election seems to be compromise. We all must come together in a modern idea of acceptance or else this planet is in trouble. Tony Blair just said this world is in a fundamental crisis. I believe if we continue to elect extremists, we will ultimately destroy our world. Sarah Palin is an extremist. We can't seek peace among religions on this earth without open minds and leaders willing to compromise and think on a superior level. How is that going to happen when Americans continue to elect presidents on a faulty, hypocritical family values platform? Wake up, voters! Look at both sides, not just your own. Get informed and learn the facts. When you do, be proud that you're not part of the ignorant majority. We're all crossing our fingers.
cait, that sounds so familiar, but i can't quite place it.
and amen, stoney. a-freakin-men.
Buahah. Eddie Rizzard? Or is I wrongz? I no-noz, lolz. U r 2 kool 4 skool.
stm: will you marry me? your sex doesn't matter, lol. I just fuckin love you! Plus, I'm drunk now.
Dude, stm is mine.
Stoney, Eddie Izzard and I join STM in echoing what you wrote.
Fact it, whether you lean left or right (or somewhere in between, as I do), you should be well-informed before casting your vote for any candidate.
i'm a lady with real live lady parts, but i live in california, so it's all good. gay marriage!
i'm not really down with kissing girls where they pee, but with an expensive bottle of scotch and the right combination of uppers, downers, quaaludes, and barbituates, anything is possible….
This bigot is probably not a southerner; in fact, he's a year-round Florida resident after moving out of his suburban Detroit home fifteen years ago when he retired from the tool and die shop. Michigan, especially southeast Michigan, is a haven for racists with a history that goes back at least 80 years. Detroit makes parts of Mississippi look like Utopia.
Which is not to make excuses for him. Sure, he has the right to say what he wants and put it out in public on a hand-made sign, but it's also everyone else's right to call bullshit on that opinion — and his inability to spell.
Isn't free speech grand?