I'm Feeling A Little Uppity...

...To tell you the truth, I'm having a good laugh at the distinguished Georgia Congressman from the 3rd district sitting in a rocking chair on his front porch down in Sharpsburg sipping on some ice cold lemonade as he leans over to his lovely wife Joan and says to her in that southern accent of his, "I remember when our coloreds were law-abiding.  Now they got some rights and they're starting to think they can date our women and be President."

Then as Lynn Westmoreland leans back in his chair, he clasps his hands over his belly, shakes his head and asks, "What is this world coming to?"

Of course, that whole scenario I just described above is fictional, but there's no denying the fact that Congressman Lynn Westmoreland continues to stand by his choice of words, "uppity," used to describe Barack and Michelle Obama.

Even today, Westmoreland says, "I've never heard that term ['uppity'] used in a racially derogatory sense. It is important to note that the dictionary definition of `uppity' is `affecting an air of inflated self-esteem --- snobbish.' That's what we meant by uppity when we used it in the mill village where I grew up." [Source:  Atlanta Journal Constitution "Republican defends use of `uppity'", September 5, 2008]

Well, you know, since I'm feeling a little uppity today, let me pull out the Urban Dictionary and cite just one definition of the word "uppity" when combined with the word "negro."

Uppity Negro:

  • Main Entry: up·pi·ty ne·gro
  • Pronunciation: 'up + -ity 'nE-(")grO
  • Function: proper noun
A fearless black person who by social definition is "not in their place."

Here's another definition:

"An out of place black person who is out of line and thinks they are as good as or better than the white person they are standing next to."

You know, as a black person, I'm not mad at Lynn Westmoreland.  Instead, I'm having a good laugh at the expense of this ignorant member of Congress and hoping that his Democratic opponent, Stephen Camp, cleans his clock in November.

Now let me continue with my uppity ways and get me some grape juice...

...Yeah, that's right.  I know all about juice too.  I learned about it from Dave Chappelle and now I'm going to spread the word to a few other uppity negroes.

Tags: Barack Obama, Congress, Dave Chapelle, Democrats, Georgia, Lynn Westmoreland, Michelle Obama, Republicans, Stephen Camp, Uppity, Urban Dictionary (all tags)

Comments

14 Comments

Tips & Recs...

......Yes, I know it was a sad attempt at being humorous.

by Andre Walker 2008-09-05 06:36AM | 0 recs
Re: Tips & Recs...

Hey Andrew, great meeting you at the DNCC.

by Jerome Armstrong 2008-09-05 08:04AM | 0 recs
Re: Tips & Recs...

And he's my congressman! I wonder if I'm an uppity negro too.

by Denny Crane 2008-09-05 10:00AM | 0 recs
Good news!

I am feeling uppity too.  I think there are at least 36M of us who are.

by activatedbybush 2008-09-05 06:43AM | 0 recs
Can I feel uppity too?

I know I'm white, but I want to get in on a good thing!

by ReillyDiefenbach 2008-09-05 06:59AM | 0 recs
Re: Can I feel uppity too?

Any more uppity from you, and we are sending you to NoQuarter with no return pass....

by WashStateBlue 2008-09-05 10:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Can I feel uppity too?

I went there once and found out why Larry C. Johnson is banned from just about everywhere.  Sheesh!

by ReillyDiefenbach 2008-09-05 11:44AM | 0 recs
Re: I'm Feeling A Little Uppity...

"Westmoreland then added that calling Mr. Obama a 'negro' would be perfectly acceptable because, 'That's just the color of their skin.'"

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-09-05 07:14AM | 0 recs
Re: I'm Feeling A Little Uppity...
I was unaware there had been such a succesful archeological dig in Georgia.  A fully intact specimen of Homo Erectus Klannus.
 Congratulations, Georgia!
by ReillyDiefenbach 2008-09-05 11:49AM | 0 recs
Re: I'm Feeling A Little Uppity...

Well, he didn't actually say that.

He only thought it.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-09-05 12:55PM | 0 recs
Re: I'm Feeling A Little Uppity...

I really want an "Uppity White Man" t-shirt now.

by Dreorg 2008-09-05 07:25AM | 0 recs
Re: I'm Feeling A Little Uppity...

"Now they got some rights and they're starting to think they can date our women and be President."

You know, once you let them do that, the next thing is, they will want some person of color to take over and dominate a nice white sport like Golf...

Oh, wait....

by WashStateBlue 2008-09-05 09:35AM | 0 recs
Bears repeating

Georgia Republicans are scum.  My only solace is the fact that the suburbs and cities are getting more Democratic.  Hopefully, that'll let us get rid of at least some of these nutjobs.

by TheUnknown285 2008-09-05 09:47AM | 0 recs
People who annoy you...

N _ G G E R S.

puhleaaze.  Hillbillybob, the past is calling, it says it wants it's sheets back.

Now ize gotz to go brushes mah teffuses forz ize shufflez ovf to beds.

by mydailydrunk 2008-09-07 10:53PM | 0 recs

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