Friday, August 17, 2007

Anyone Remember...


...the Frito Bandito?

He was dumped for not being politically correct. The latino community apparently took offense at his use in advertisements for the Frito Lay Company.

That political correctness has stayed with us through the years. I don't know that I'll ever understand some of it.

Yesterday one of the Governator's political appointees resigned after a certain state senator described this image of a spoofed driver's license, posted on that appointees web site, as "hate speech".

I wouldn't of resigned and, in support of non- political correctness, I'm including the driver's license on my blog.

Some people need to lighten up.

17 Comments:

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Gray Davis strikes back! That was made in protest of the "Give illegals Driver licenses" program that started back in Gray Davis' day.

Not "hate speech", but "Free Speech Protest"

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger Rose said...

I'm with Fred.

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger robash141 said...

I for one am glad that times have changed and bigots give pause before opening their idiotic mouths.
I think it's a good thing that this thick skulled doofus is no longer on the state payroll
a lot of these people who complain about so called "political correctness" act SOOOOO put out that they can't just spew unadulterated racial slurs towards anyone who upsets them.

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

Yes, "political correctness" is so confining. Times were so much better when ugly, racist slurs were considered to be nothing more than good-natured fun.

 
At 8:27 PM, Blogger Fred said...

See,CPR; we can agree on that much. :-)

Problem is, I'm not sure where the Frito Bandito lies within the realm of racist slurs.

 
At 8:36 PM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

I'd say that the "Frito Bandido" lies safely "within the realm of racist slurs."

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger mresquan said...

Interesting that jackasses like this don't make a peep about us whities taking over Costa Rica.

 
At 9:18 PM, Anonymous heraldo said...

It's good to be another white guy. Pass the Cuban cigars...er, wait...

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

The "x" signature is a nice touch. Just good natured "free speech."

Is this funny? Is it witty?

If you're not offended by the "Mexifornia Driver License," then what would offend you?

 
At 11:32 PM, Blogger robash141 said...

With all the racially charged invective and natavist scaremongering flying around "the immigration debate"
It's not just bad manners , Its highly irresponsible for a high ranking goverment official to have this sort of divisive thing on his website.

 
At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Andrew Bird said...

For the record, that is a photo of the popular Hollywood golden era character actor Alfonos Bedoya as Gold Hat in the 1948 classic "Treasure of the Sierra Madre." He spoke these immortal lines to Humphrey Bogart's character:

"Badges, to god-damned hell with badges! We have no badges. In fact, we don't need badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges..."

 
At 9:25 PM, Blogger hucktunes said...

Carson Park Ranger said...
If you're not offended by the "Mexifornia Driver License," then what would offend you?

I'm not offended by the licence. Nor am I offended by the Frito Bandito. I'm not offended by Gomer Pyle or Dagwood Bumstead. I'm not offended by Hee Haw. I'm not offended by Abbott and Costello or Amos and Andy. Man, I wish I could get my hands on that great old show. I'm not offended by Boris and Natasha. Really, the only media that I find offensive is some rap music. And the show Fear Factor.

 
At 10:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go back to sleep Huck.

 
At 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm wide awake and I'm with Hucktunes.

 
At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in the days when the Frito Bandito was on TV commercials, he was no more a symbol of hate speech or bias than Daffy Duck was.

Does anyone remember Speedy Gonzales, the heroic Hispanic cartoon mouse of that same era? I suppose today he would be banned from television?

There is a point past which the cry of "Racist! Bigot!" becomes ridiculous, debasing the currency of dialogue about genuine civil rights abuses.

 
At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Andrew Bird said...

Again....this is not a photo of the Frito Bandito. It is a still shot from the movie, "Treasure of the Sierra Madre."

However, the Frito Bandito certainly was an offensive character. It was pretty controversial in its day. I remember this clearly.

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

"There is a point past which the cry of "Racist! Bigot!" becomes ridiculous..."

Does Anonymous think that people who take offense to the "Mexifornia License" are being "ridiculous?"

 

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