…………………..Michigan Tea Partiers have come up with a new, improved TeaBilly Dog Whistle™®.

While speaking at a “Citizens Watchdog Training” event that was sponsored by the Americans for Prosperity,  Norm Hughes of the North Oakland Tea Party Patriots was discussing charter schools and the influx of poor  and minority students that are dragging their achievement levels all to hell. But, for some reason, Hughes chose not to come right out and say “black” or “Latino” or even “minority”………….he decided, I suppose, that those phrases would make him an easy target for all those gosh darned hippie liberals who like to flop the Race Card™® , so instead he said THIS:


“Kids aren’t going to charter schools if they’re “A” students. They go to charter schools because they’re failing students and, by and large, the charter schools have a higher percentage of poor families, ethnically challenged families…”




Got that????

I’m not “black”, or “African American”, or even “Negro” or “colored”…………….


My melanin is the racial/ethnic equivalent of Down’s Syndrome or Cystic Fibrosis, according to Norm Hughes.

It is a CHALLENGE, people!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An unfortunate disadvantage that diminishes my chances to receive a good education or a job and economic/societal success. My skin tone stacks the deck against me from the get-go in the major sectors of society.

How the hell do I make it through every day when I  wake up, look in the mirror, and see how goddamned



I am??????????????????



But don’t worry, I am sure Mr. Hughes did not mean to imply that institutional racism is still a problem in this country – a greatly diminished one, but still a problem nonetheless.



He just knew he couldn’t say “Spics” and “Niggers”.



Non-ethnically challenged Norm enjoying time with his non-ethnically challenged granddaughter somewhere in Michigan where there are no ethnically challenged people in sight





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9 responses

  1. emdoyle says:

    It would never occur to this idiot that perhaps he is ETHICALLY challenged. What a moron.

  2. emdoyle says:

    And now that I think about it, he’s the one who is ethnically challenged. Pink like me, what is that?

  3. LarryE says:

    Sometimes the stupid hurts – and sometimes it is just too damn funny. Maybe instead of you being “ethnically challenged,” folks like me are melanin-deficient. Maybe we can have a telethon for all the sufferers of Melanin Deficiency Syndrome. Ya think?

  4. Colinjames says:


  5. kip says:

    I’m sure the man meant that many minority people are trapped in poor schools.