Where to begin with this tirade:

In one of the most scathing and arguably vulgar personal attacks on the Republican vice presidential nominee yet, Bernhard lashed out at Palin during opening night of her one woman show in Washington, D.C. on Thursday night. Among other controversial remarks, Bernhard called Palin a 'turncoat bitch' who "would be gang raped by blacks in Manhattan."

In one particularly abasive [sic] rant, Bernhard attacked everything from Sarah Palin's fashion sense and hair style to her political views and religious beliefs.

"Now you got Uncle Women, like Sarah Palin, who jumps on the shit and points her fingers at other women. Turncoat bitch! Don't you fuckin' reference Old Testament, bitch!" Bernhard said. "You stay with your new Goyisha crappy shiksa funky bullshit! Don't you touch my Old Testament, you bitch! Because we have left it open for interpre-ta-tion! It is no longer taken literally! You whore in your cheap fuckin' New Vision cheap-ass plastic glasses and your [sneering voice] hair up. A Tina Fey-Megan Mullally brokedown bullshit moment."

Wow. Not just raped. Not just raped by niggers. Raped By Blacks In Manhattan.

The thing I don't get here is why Palin engenders this sort of hate. Frankly this is as mysterious to me as people who think Obama is an eltist. I mean, I disagree with old girl on just about every issue you can imagine, but how that morphs into a desire to se her raped, much less raped by blacks in Manhattan, is beyond me.

Futhermore, I've got to say that as one of that number, this is wrong on so many levels. First with each passing day there are less of us here in Manhattan. Thus I doubt that brothers hungering uncontrollably for white-woman flesh could even reach critical mass. More to the point--What the fuck? Is it worse to get "raped blacks in Manhattan" than, say, "blacks in Brooklyn" or "blacks in Georgia"? I'm not offended as a black guy, I'm offended as a Manhattanite. The essence of racism is the fear of us darkies "marryin yer daughters." And I respect that, I really do. But, I draw the line at 110th street. As Chauncy says, here in Harlem, we are respectable Negroes.

UPDATE: Timeout is good, no?

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