Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Be Niggardly With Your Jigger

Here is the brain teaser of the day: use the words, jigger and niggardly in a proper English sentence.

I came up with: James Bond instructed the bartender to pour only a tiny jigger of vermouth and not to be niggardly with the gin. (And a proper martini is shaken -- not stirred.)

I bring this up, because the latest PC atrocity to come down in Chicago is, of course, the brouhaha over Illinois U.S. Senate candidate, Mark Kirk's, use of the word, "jigger."

While speaking privately to campaign operatives about the need to send ballot security lawyers into heavily black Democratic districts to safeguard against vote fraud, he used the dreaded word.

Here's what he said:

"These are lawyers and other people that will be deployed in key, vulnerable precincts, for example, South and West sides of Chicago, Rockford, Metro East, where the other side might be tempted to jigger the numbers somewhat".

This immediately brought down the wrath of one Chicago Alderman, Freddrenna Lyle.(photo right)

She said the use of the word "jigger," was racist. She also said she was shocked, shocked that someone would imply that there is ever vote fraud in Chicago, a town known for deceased people voting early and often.

"For him to insinuate that there is some vote fraud going on in these communities is just an insult to the hundreds and hundreds of people who serve as election judges on elections. I find it disgraceful and insulting," said the easily insulted Alderwoman Lyle.

"The problem I had is that it sounds so much like another word," said one black minister, the Rev. Albert Tyson.

So now we learn that the word "jigger," which Webster's defines as: "to alter, re-arrange, or manipulate" has made the lefty PC list of forbidden words.

This reminds me of a case a few years back when an instructor at a Baltimore area community college, was actually fired for using the word, "niggardly."

Webster's defines that as meaning: "grudgingly mean about spending or granting, cheap, miserly."

Everyone who has studied 18th or 19th century English literature had to learn that word so as to be able to decipher the vocabulary of the authors of that era.

But apparently, that too has made the list of liberal banned words.

A poster at a suburban library informs me that this is "Book Burning Month," to inform citizens of the horrors of book burning and censorship.

In Chicago it has become "Word Banning Month" -- courtesy of the black racialist hucksters who are ever alert for inane reasons to be offended.


  1. It always amazes me how some people seem to so thoroughly enjoy being "offended," and constantly go out of their way to find ways to be "offended."

    When I was growing up, I was taught to give people the benefit of the doubt, to never assume they were trying to be insulting but to be sure I had my facts straight before I went over the edge into "insultedness."

    Too bad more people didn't seem to learn that lesson. It really has served me well.

  2. But this is cooly calculated so as to smear people who liberals don't like. The PC police always give their fellow libs a pass -- like when Biden said that Obama was a clean, light skinned black. No outrage expessed by the black Democrat aldermen then.

    Ironically, Mark Kirk is perhaps the most liberal Republican in Illinois. He always bends over backwards to court blacks, illegal immigrant pimps and gays. He proudly boasts of having supported hideous "hate crimes" legislation.

    Look where it got him -- hoist on his own PC petard!

  3. After it rains there's a rainbow
    and all of the colors are black
    its not that the colors aren't there
    its just imagination they lack

  4. Yea, Einstein -- and those words were written by a New York liberal Jew -- named Paul Simon -- who married a white girl from Texas and today has nothing but contempt for the Obamaite left-wing socialist/neo-Marxist agenda.

    So what are you saying clown?

    Americans are today united in one thing only -- and that is a general understanding that Obama has failed--- wildly!!!

    And that Obama Sucks.

    Even Democrats in Chicago now understand this.

    This big-eared moron and his fat-assed Anti-American wife have totally fucked up.

    They're out of here!



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