Thursday, March 01, 2012

Federal Judge E-mails Racist Joke About Obama

When it comes to racist, this rings all the bells:

"A little boy said to his mother; 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?' His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!'

US District Judge Richard Cebull sent that in an e-mail entitled "A Mom's Memory."   The joke was prefaced with this line:  "I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine."

When confronted with the e-mail by a local Montana newspaper, Judge Ceball admitted the joke was racist but maintained he wasn't.

Only in America.


Anonymous said...

If this was a joke about George W nobody would care and the media would not have reported it. The double standard strikes again. Don't resign Judge.

The Mound of Sound said...

Anon, you should look into getting some professional help. You really need it.

Anonymous said...

The joke is offensive, on several levels - but so what? Hurt feelings are a part of life, just like the opposite, flattery and adulation.

The Mound of Sound said...

You overlook the fact that this fellow is a sitting Federal Court judge. We expect a different standard of comportment, in their professional and private lives, from those we entrust to sit in judgment of us. That's an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy judiciary.