Thursday, February 14, 2008

Buttars' Statement Out of Context

Before I begin I would like to reiterate that I find Chris Buttars to be the very epitome of the Taliban in Utah. The man is an extremist to the utmost degree. However, I think everyone is mis-characterizing the man's supposed racist comment.

Most media outlets (and lets face it fellow Buttars-haters) have reported that he made a comment about black babies being dark and ugly. That isn't what was said, Buttars said "This BABY is black, I'll tell you. This is a dark and ugly thing." To me, he is simple using a common reference to a noun (the bill in question) as a baby. He didn't say "This is like a black baby" or that black babies are dark and ugly, he was opining on the (in his opinion) poor merits of the bill. While I agree that the phrasing was poor, if he would have simply said bill instead of baby this never would have been a story, everyone is getting up in arms about nothing.

This is just one more example of hyper-sensitivity in America.

On a side note I do think the man is terrible hindrance to civil political dialogue in Utah. If I end up moving 20 to 40 blocks north before his next time up for re-election I might seriously consider running against the man.


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pramahaphil said...

Hey hate-mongerer: Looking for civil comments on this blog.

Anonymous said...

another free speech phoney. can't take the truth huh?

well, once more then: this is a concocted media circus created to punish buttars for opposing the fag marriage registry from the slc
f.o.g. (fag occupation government).

down with f.o.g., long live buttars.

JM Bell said...

If there were a fag occupation government, wouldn't we all be dressed better and driving RAV 4's?

Just saying.

(hey, pramahaphil, looks like you got Phelped.)

Anonymous said...

how refreshing to see someone who will stand up to the homo lobby. after all, they are sick.

Frank Staheli said...


I don't think he intentionally said the racist comment, but I do think it was racist nonetheless, having come just a few minutes after Senator Stephenson had used the metaphor of a human baby that would need to be split by King Solomon.