Public displays of violence following the Zimmerman not-guilty verdict have understandably made some of us doubt in others’ ability to keep cool heads. But according to Salon writer Edward Wyckoff Williams, “our real problem is white rage.”

https://twitter.com/SKSchultz1985/status/356828350376984576

Rage against the white raaaaaaage!

The veiled threat of an aggressive police response to imaginary civil unrest belies the very logic that led to Trayvon Martin’s death to begin with. For, you see, African-Americans are never protected or served by the law enforcement apparatus — yet they are always subject to its military might.

The paradox of being implicitly excluded from the guarantee of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness has been reiterated and reinforced by public policy and social malaise for centuries. President Barack Obama is not immune — as he’s become the target of incessant “white rage”: race-baiting attacks, prejudice and bias even prior to his election. The Republican Party and its neo-Confederate Tea Party wing has been committed to invalidating his political and legislative legacy as much as the Zimmerman jury invalidated the civil rights of Trayvon. The disparate precedent set, therefore, becomes all the more insulting when we’re told to simply shut-up and bear it.

Williams’ musings certainly had “neo-Confederates'” hackles up. Check out their rage-filled responses:

https://twitter.com/djvexd1/status/356822254031609856

Oh no! Not that! Anything but that!

Is there no end to this rage? Based on these hysterical tweets, we sincerely hope not:

https://twitter.com/karahfinan/status/356844875842461696

https://twitter.com/echo4H/status/356823025351524352

https://twitter.com/ChrisBarnhart/status/356826366357938177

https://twitter.com/Melymommy2/status/356844302237831169

https://twitter.com/AmanduHendrix/status/356842859279822848

https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/356832841578991616

Oh, the humanity!

https://twitter.com/ChrisBarnhart/status/356846117759102977

Editor’s note: The original version of this post included the same tweet twice. We have removed the duplicate.

  • MomsUnite

    My hilariously, witty tweet didn’t make Twitchy! #whiterage –> I have to park my yacht in another state b/c taxes. #WhiteRage

    • ceemack

      Not bad. But I think mine about going through IKEA from end to start was better. Defy the arrows!

      • Baba Ghanoush

        Never defy the arrows, never!

        • trixiewoobeans

          I did that once. I’ll never do it again, no matter how much rage I’m feeling!

          • $7610427

            Going contra traffic in Ikea isn’t for the faint of heart.

      • BlahBlah

        You did WHAT??? *gasps fans self with Food Network magazine*

      • Canadian in USA

        I think you just became my hero! 😀

    • Scott Anderson

      Untucked all the hospital corners on all my beds! #whiterage

  • The Penguin

    Man I wish I was born anything but white!

    • Chip

      Said no one, ever.

      • The Penguin

        Sarcasm pal. Addressing the comments.

        • Chip

          I get it…. was just throwing in a bit of pepper of my own… Cheers.

          • Calcat36

            Better be black pepper, and not WhiteRage pepper!

      • rinodino

        Exactly

        • dukem1

          The white pepper – shakes right out…
          But that back pepper – you have to grind it!!!

    • Elaine

      http://wrbw.membercenter.worldnow.com/story/22742395/cobb-police-arrest-3-in-mableton-fatal
      Why isn’t this (one of MANY black on white hate crimes) plastered all over the news as a vicious, RACIST CRIME? Whites should RIOT over this and display their #whiterage, I guess?

      • Calcat36

        Whites work. Because they are too filled with WhiteRage to protest and burn stuff down, break windows, assault cops, etc…

        • bluewaternavy

          Precisely, White Rage (TM) make the raging party work harder and do dangerous thinks like BBQ and invite friends over for coffee.

      • Ken Croker

        Start by tipping over the Starbucks kiosk!

  • Chip

    Why did this community feel the need to have a Neighborhood Watch in the first place. Who had caused them to think they needed one? Why did they feel the government and law enforcement could not protect them?

    • robcrawford2

      Because the police told them they couldn’t.

      Zimmerman carried a pistol because there was an aggressive dog in the neighborhood and a police officer told him to get a pistol to protect himself.

      • SJ’s Dad

        Aggressive dog you say . . .
        . . . Was it a Golden Retriever, or a Labradoodle?
        #WhiteRage

    • Hiraghm

      The answer is obviously… #WhiteRage

    • Sandra Steiner

      What robcrawford2 said…plus I believe they had been robbed or something beforehand.

    • http://www.conservativefiction.com/blog/author-pages/ Jamie Wilson

      The neighborhood had been robbed multiple times – by a gang of black youths in hoodies who lived nearby.

      • Chip

        Getting there…. Why do black youths think they have the right to do that type of thing?

        • 1CatEye

          Because . . . #WhiteRage!

  • Conrad2010

    I’m so filled w/ white rage. I looked in the mirror and called myself a ‘Creepy Ass Cracker’

    • JeannieJ

      There’s so much confusion about this name. Some have claimed it was a non-racist way to designate Z as a potential rapist…a creepy ‘ass-cracker’, as opposed to ‘creepy-ass’ cracker. So which is it?

      • jazzerie

        It was “Creepy Ass Cracker”. There were also comments from Trayvon’s girlfriend telling Trayvon to watch out– the guy (Zimmerman) might be going to rape Trayvon.

      • http://www.conservativefiction.com/blog/author-pages/ Jamie Wilson

        Oh, that’s brilliant!

    • ClinkinKY

      Damned racist…/s (added in case any libs thought I was serious. Libs lack a sense of irony, common sense, sarcasm…should I continue?:)

    • $2943864

      I hear he has ordered the license plate “anustart” now that it is all over.

      • poh

        Or. CREPY CRAKER

        • bluewaternavy

          has to be short enough for a tag CRPYCKR

          • poh

            Thanks!

    • mapache

      I just look in the mirror

    • JJSoteria

      I am so filled with #WhiteRage that I added extra cream to my coffee!

    • 1CatEye

      LOL. You owe me a new monitor, because #WhiteRage!

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Would someone explain:
    My parents would not allow their children out of the house after the sun went down.
    My parents raised their children that if you completed your school work and did your chores you “might” be allowed to go roller skating.
    My parents did not allow their children to talk on a phone without there being time limits and if the chores and school work were done.
    If suspended from school their children would have no privileges what so ever for 2-3 months depending upon the wrong you did to get yourself suspended.
    It was my parents house, their rules, their discipline or you were told there was the door.
    So, was I born and raised in racism?

    • R0nin

      Clearly! 😉

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        Seems murky and incomprehensibly clear…:)

    • cjinva

      I think that’s what’s known as “white privilege.” Now pay up, you who had everything handed to you.

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        Okay.

        • OLLPOH ~ America

          Will die working my arse off paying up for sure, to make my parents proud.

      • Ellieinto

        They handed me everything on a silver platter… but they didn’t let me keep the platter!! AAAARRRGGHHHH!!!

    • libertyczar

      All that discipline is being labeled “white privileged” now.

    • Danny Meeker

      Total case of WHITERAGE. We’ll order you a complimentary grief counselor.

      • bluewaternavy

        Does Obamacare pay for that?

    • TexasGirl

      That’s what’s so ridiculous. These people want the right to slink around in the dark, wearing hoodies, not speaking up and saying, “Hey, how you doing? I’m heading over here” … and then they wonder why these things happen. No matter what color – I would have been suspicious of a teenager dressed like that. If he was such a “good boy” why didn’t he say, “Hey man, why you following me, I’m gonna call the cops”??? Oh, that’s right, he was high and couldn’t afford to call them, right?

    • http://www.conservativefiction.com/blog/author-pages/ Jamie Wilson

      I’ve been asking that too.

    • 1CatEye

      No wonder you have #WhiteRage!
      /s

  • Fire and Adjust!

    I’m so filled with #whiterage, I may just listen to Boy George in spin class tonight!

    • SpinMeNot

      I’d vote that up, but … Boy George ? Wouldn’t that be #WhiteMiddleSchoolGirlRage?

  • PeterP

    I’m so filled with #whiterage I think I’ll go falsly accuse three black Lacrosse players of gang rape.

  • Stone Bryson

    I love Twitter… these are awesome.

  • SJ’s Dad

    What do you mean you’re out of organic hydroponic kelp for my seaweed facial?!?!
    #WhiteRage

  • LinTaylor

    “African-Americans are never protected or served by the law enforcement apparatus” So…the police have never helped any blacks ever, in the history of their existence? I never realized. Well, learn something new every day.

    Also, I asked for sugar packets with my Starbucks double-mocha frappucino, and the girl behind the counter gave me Sweet-n-Low. #WhiteRage

    • shimauma

      Does that mean that black cops are racist too????

      • LinTaylor

        Nah, the left just labels them Uncle Toms and house negroes.

        • Calcat36

          Remember that black LAPD crazy cop that went on a shooting spree? WhiteRage.

    • Sandra Steiner

      Every time the police get a criminal off the street, it serves all Americans.

  • R0nin

    “African-Americans are never protected or served by the law enforcement
    apparatus — yet they are always subject to its military might.”

    What an incredibly stupid assertion. “Always” and “never”?!?

    • LinTaylor

      Only the Sith deal in absolutes, my friend.

      • Calcat36

        Unfortunately, in this world, there are more than two.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    1) What is this rage about?

    2) Where were TM care takers on 2/26?

    3) Feral children are the new norm instead of disciplining a child (which teaches character), after it has been suspended from school?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Curfew violation?

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    My local Home Depot stopped selling Martha Stewart Living. #WhiteRage

  • R0nin

    The point of the #whiterage hashtag is, of course, that you never see any. Where are all the examples of whites banding together, storming through their town, looting and setting fires as they go? THERE AREN’T ANY.

    This is about what I expect from this race-baiting “journalist”, though.

    • SJ’s Dad

      You mean like when OJ walked?
      JA

      • Marcy Cook

        Well I did throw a book across the room after that verdict. #white rage

        • Georgia Blue

          Not just OJ, I also threw a book across the room after the Casey Anthony verdict. #WhiteRage is colorblind.

        • SJ’s Dad

          Was it “The Zen of Pooh”?
          #WhiteRage

        • Cyndi Martin

          I gasped out loud.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Where are all the examples of whites banding together, storming through their town, looting and setting fires as they go?

      OWS rallies?

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Univ of Louisville winning the NCAA championships?

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Plenty of OWS idiots there, too.

    • nickdqwk

      Possibly was in Boston, I think around 1774, something about tea and a harbor and an unfair tax. But you’re right there was no looting, or burning in the town proper.

      • Calcat36

        They looted the tea, right? And threw it into the harbor? 2 outta tree ain’t bad!

    • $13555339

      What you say is as true as the idea that Black people can’t be racist.

    • nc

      BINGO!

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Could Salon answer a couple of questions since they are “in the know” about this rage of race thingy, which leaves us dispelled and dumb founded:
    a) Why didn’t TM call 911 and tell the Dispatcher that he felt as though he was being followed?
    b) Did it ever occur to TM to call 911?
    c) Were his caretakers at home and did they know where he went to?

    • SpaceRacer423

      I may know Travon didn’t try to call 911…
      Perhaps he was an avid reader of “journalists” like those at Salon who write articles about how the police had no interest in protecting black people.

    • Calcat36

      He was afraid the cops would smell the weed residue on him.

  • NRPax

    I was going to riot on account of White RAGE! But I like my neighborhood. And hey; the local ice cream place was open!

    • AZWarrior

      Thought about throwing my gum wrapper down on the sidewalk, but the White Rage passed when I thought of it possibility rasing my country club dues.

  • Chevypowered

    Man I wish I can get in on this but it’s all good. I’m having way to much fun reading these posts and tweets!

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Furious #whiterage
    Snowy winter’s avalanche
    Only peace, haiku

  • Jack Deth

    #WhiteRage: My salad fork isn’t chilled!

    #WhiteRage: The leather driver’s seat of my Bentley is stained!

    #WhiteRage: My waiter brought me Perrier when I wanted Pelligrino!

    #WhiteRage: My ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ CD is broken!

    #WhiteRage: Baskin Robbins ran out of CHOCOLATE?!!!

    • Chevypowered

      I think the last one might be a tad bit racist. Are you sure they ran out of Chocolate? Maybe they had it in the back forcing you to eat vanilla so you can keep it real?

      Okay that was a stretch but dang it you guys are having way to much fun and I want in!

      • TJCrane_NCC1701

        You’re funny dude !

        Here’s one for you to get outraged about (LOL): McDonalds charges 49¢ for a vanilla soft-serve ice cream cone and 99¢ for it to be dipped in chocolate—-> POLL TAX !!!

  • Garrett Gripling

    My hilarious observational anecdote was not retweeted. #WhiteRage

    • Canadian in USA

      …or even appeared on Twitchy!!!!! #WhiteRage

  • Dexter Alarius

    My Kohl’s Cash expired yesterday!

    • Zach Brewer

      Winner!

    • JR48

      That’ll do it!

    • dukem1

      I got white empathy rage with that!!!!~!

  • americanlatina11

    where was the rage a couple of years ago for this black man (yelling racist epithets) who killed a white man with one punch?

    http://www.kirotv.com/videos/news/raw-video-warning-fatal-punch-at-traffic-circle/vCgq9/

  • Marvin Nelson

    I am so full of rage today that I am ordering a Double half- caff latte with extra soy!

  • Peyton

    Saw a hipster eating a non organic burger, made me feel #White Rage

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    #whiterage Dammit… I always burn in the sun, never get tan.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    #WhiteRage I had frickin’ BALCONY seats, stage left at the Nutcracker Suite… left my binoculars at home.

    • Shambhala666

      I hate when that happens

      • dukem1

        Wait ’til you find out the Kenny Loggins show is sold out!!!

  • An American Veteran

    I have declared at least for myself that I am in a state of Cold War with Liberals, progressives, I am tired of being labeled a racist because of my views, tired of the constant threats of my liberty from the left

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      #WhiteRage?

  • The Penguin

    “If I had a son”. Prosecute that…

  • https://twitter.com/deseeded tombee

    Developed a tear in the lining of my Sperry Top-siders. #WhiteRage

  • Marcy Cook

    I’m so filled with white rage i refuse to wash my white polo shirt with other white clothing.

  • ejhill

    Road to Utopia was just a MOVIE!?! #WhiteRage

  • mary kile

    Being a white Hispanic I tend to get confused. Now after reading this article, I got so upset that instead of grabbing a Corona, I grabbed a Budweiser.

    • Marcy Cook

      OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • AZWarrior

      Race traitor!

      • mary kile

        lol, I went back to my corona with a slice of lime.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Dey took er job….. I mean beers!

  • URGR82

    I got an A- on my MLK term paper #whiterage

  • Steven A

    I’m so full of #whiterage, I need to hit another bucket of golfballs.

    • nickdqwk

      Good Idea I think I’ll head for the range myself, damn ammo prices #whiterage.

      • AZWarrior

        Went to shoot some golf, but ran low on ammo. Left some of the little beggars still on the course.

  • CHHR

    laughing so hard, my side hurts… #WhiteRage

  • http://tokenwhiteguy.net Token White Guy

    Burger King wouldn’t let me have it my way! #whiterage

    • Marcy Cook

      Because you’re white.

  • ernst1776

    I’m so full of white rage I didn’t say hello to the postman today.

  • anjullyn

    Nail Technician used wrong color for Pedicure!!! #whiterage

  • aceofcas

    Restaurant was out of Sam Adams Light. #whiterage

  • jenndee

    My girlfriends had lunch at Panera and I didn’t thank the cashier, or hold the door for and elderly gentleman on my way out. I am so ANGRY!

  • BlahBlah

    My tofu tastes like bacon. WTF Whole Foods???

  • christopher swift

    Great posts, folks. I wonder if the twerps at Salon have even the faintest glimmer of the tiny, brain dead, pretentious group they write for?

  • Rusty Shackleford

    I forgot a Bud Light in my Focus and now it’s skunked. #WhiteRage. Or #WorkingclassWhiteRage

  • ObamaFail

    I got turned down for a promotion because an unqualified black guy threatened to file a discrimination suit against the company if he didn’t get it. #WhiteRage

  • Cheryl Salmon

    I am so upset. I am almost 60 and still just a plain old white cracker. How do you get to be a “creepy ass” one? And do they come in other colors besides white?

    • dukem1

      Careful now…you may be creeping towards “white privilege.”

    • SpinMeNot

      Yes, if you have a tan, you are “creepy ass ritz cracka”

      … what? I know, I know, I’m a bad person, back to my corner.

      • Rusty Shackleford

        I was thinking graham cracker

        • SpinMeNot

          If you are a born-again Christian, are you a Billy-Graham Cracker ?

          brilliant, h/t.

  • neoface

    News use to drive the topic for the news media, as in case of Zimmerman trial, the news media is driving the news. Very unfairly. If that is the case then the news media should make sure Holder ends up in jail for hating white people, lying, and indirectly kill hundreds with his “fast and furious” program. JMO!!

  • BobbieCue

    Oh maaaaaan! I can’t get my #WhiteRage on (pout). Every time I try to bug my eyes out all mad and stuff you guys make me laugh and just ruin it! (stomp AND pout)

  • Diane Stephan

    They didn’t put enough cream in my coffee at Dunkin Donuts! #WhiteRage

  • disqus_eric

    I burned my lip on my coffee from these comments.

    #whiterage

  • RightThinking1

    The cleaners folded my shirts, instead of hangers. I am furious.

    • http://marconidarwin.myopenid.com/ Marconi

      I only made Twitchy once this week. #whiterage

  • NCRelite

    the supermarket was out of gluten-free pasta

    #whiterage

  • Love of Country

    SFK @stephenkruiser

    Accidentally threw away this month’s Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon. #WhiteRage
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Okay, thank you for making the case for conservative values in this country. It’s true …. our way of live is so highly evolved that we live with almost none of the constant fears many black democrats live with every day. Our impeccable values should be studied and emulated ASAP and I’m not talking about waiting until next week.

    But the Left pulls out every stop to ensure that minorities are completely polarized against all of the great values that allowed Republicans (in general) to achieve high levels of success in their own personal and private lives. But, stephenkruiser, …. you apparently are on-board with race control and would try and turn the country into your vision of how things should be, right?

    But weve seen ‘your’ vision for the black man’s priorities in places like Detroit, Philly, Compton and Chicago where libs have dominated all policy making for the last 50 years. Every policy adopted in those towns from top to bottom is what you would prescribe for the entire nation even though those same policies produce 90+% of all the nation’s murderers, deadbeat dads and rapists.

    • betzinva

      You DO know that Stephen Kruiser is a conservative activist comedian, don’t you?

      • Love of Country

        No I don’t …. I just know he sounded like some liberal stooge so I responded as such. I appreciate the correction but my sentiment is the same for all the folks I guess he is mocking.

        • betzinva

          Keep Calm and( don’t forget to) Carry your sense of humor. Really, it separates us from the oh-so serious liberals guided by their ‘feelings’. I appreciate your annoyances with the antimatter of logic that is the liberal mindset these days….just don’t lose faith in the value of laughing and mocking your opponents in the blogosphere. Kruiser is on PJTV(PajamasMedia) if you are interested. ( smart and funny conservatives). Or you could check out lots of interesting writers at Reason magazine if your more in tune for the smart and funny libertarians.

  • John Howard

    Tap water?!? What kind of savage do you take me for?

  • dogwonder

    LOL priceless, I used Kosher salt am I full of white rage or an anti-semite?

    • http://marconidarwin.myopenid.com/ Marconi

      That depends on whether you have hypertension or are just obese from sitting in your double wide.

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        Man, what kinds of meds are you on, baby?

        • beebop1952

          Tragically, none.

      • Citizenright

        They make them DOUBLE wide? Man…

  • Chris Mears

    It’s Salon, what did you expect?

    • beebop1952

      Bet old Joany wishes she had thought of this first.

  • http://marconidarwin.myopenid.com/ Marconi

    I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No. No. #whiterage

    • Mick_Pearson

      Craig T. Nelson libelz!

  • http://marconidarwin.myopenid.com/ Marconi

    Trayvon was not found guilty #whiterage

  • http://marconidarwin.myopenid.com/ Marconi

    Obama was not convicted of false imprisonment of Zimmerman #whiterage

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      Well, black as ever, which aint very much.

  • http://marconidarwin.myopenid.com/ Marconi

    Hey, Obama still is black #whiterage

    • gekkobear

      Actually, Given Zimmerman’s mom is Peruvian and one of his grandfathers was black.. Obama is more white than Zimmerman.

      Obama is twice as white as Zimmerman.

  • SissyO

    these are hilarious!

  • ✞Dave✡

    #WhiteRage comes natural to us Angry Old White Men

  • Right Wired

    I am so full of #WhiteRage I accidentally spilled my Zima all over my duvet.

  • Danny Meeker

    The landscapers didn’t edge the grass from my driveway today.
    #WhiteRage

  • maplebob23

    Twitchy tried to bulk up their content with duplicate tweets! #WhiteRage

  • Calcat36

    To prove I have no WhiteRage, I repainted my ceilings, threw away all of my white American cheese, white macaroni and cheese, I no longer make white sauce for chicken broccoli and ziti, I will not cook or even think about eating egg whites, I boycott doves, no more white rice, I am protesting the White House until it changes that WhiteRage paint and name, no more white crayons, and I will NEVER use white copy paper again. I am down for the skruggle. Stop WhiteRage! Why is the background color of this page WHITE? RAGERS!

  • Diane Stephan

    They gave me Miracle Whip instead of Mayo on my Wonder-bread sandwich! #WhiteRage

    • Calcat36

      Wait, wonder bread is back? Ain’t it WHITE?

      • Diane Stephan

        No! That’s why I have #WhiteRage!

        • Calcat36

          Twinkies are, and they have white cream. WhiteRage on Diane!

          • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

            Twinkies — White to the core!

  • radicallyalyssa

    He works for Al Jazeera. How much does his opinion really matter, anyway?

  • heywood9

    Just finished the Mayan mural on my van only to find out I’ve been lumped in with you creepy ass crackas #whiteHispanicrage

  • bluewaternavy

    some of the tweets were classic!

  • bill_a_bob

    I’m so pissed I just filled my Prius with Super, Aaaaaaaaaagggggggggghhhhhhhhh #whiterage!

  • John

    The White House bought up my dealers whole choom supply. #WhiteRage

  • Russ

    I am ashamed to share ancestors with this POS, good thing our spellings differentiated through the years… Wikoff now…

  • Mickey O’Brien

    Drank tap water. In a plastic cup. #whiterage

  • eddie333

    Thanks to twitter, we now know that soooo many blacks see violence as the remedy for their anger. As did Trayvon Martin, when G Zimm interrupted his game of home burglary. Let his tragedy be an example of why using violence to quell your rage is a very bad idea.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who.
    #whitegeekrage

    • Hiraghm

      Tom Baker is the true Dr. Who #WhiteGeekRage

      • Diane Stephan

        #4! #WhiteRage

      • Diane Stephan

        #4! #WhiteRage

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Ya know, I grew up watching Tom Baker as the Doctor, and like many Yanks had the same sense that he was the “real” Doctor. I was suspicious of the re-launch, but would sometimes wander in when the kids were watching and catch a bit here and there.

        However.

        Over the last few months I’ve been catching up with the Matt Smith eps., and I’m very impressed. The stories have a real depth to them, and I think Smith is a worthy successor to the role with the potential to claim the title as the “definitive” Doctor. (BTW I’ve also been watching through the Tom Baker eps — just did “Terror of the Zygons” last night.) The only thing I tend to dislike — but this is present through all the years — is how the moral ambiguity of some things is handled sometimes. Last week I just wanted to slap Baker around for not blowing up the Dalek nursery when he had the chance, ya know? And one thing I noted witrh Smith, and which actually became a story point, is that for all his pacifism, a helluva lotta people end up dying to do his dirty work — sometimes in expiation of something they’ve already done, but which is not the point. Really, Doctor — is it that hard to push the button which will blow up that ship and end the danger of the Cybermen forever? Oops! Look at that! Wee Jimmy snuck aboard with a dynamite vest and did the job for you. Like I say though, that’s always been a hazard of being around the Dcotor.

        Anyway, I think what it is that grabs me about the current (or just ended) series is the sense of love and family — for the first time, I think, he has a married couple traveling with him! And stacks of cute kids needing rescue and comfort. Maybe a little shlocky, but it works. I would urge you to watch at least one complete Matt Smith storyline, ideally from his start, and see if it doesn’t work for you after all.

        PS — Penny thinks it’s funny how he calls himself “Dr. Smith” once in a while! He’s not a thing like her old friend.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Ya know, I grew up watching Tom Baker as the Doctor, and like many Yanks had the same sense that he was the “real” Doctor. I was suspicious of the re-launch, but would sometimes wander in when the kids were watching and catch a bit here and there.

        However.

        Over the last few months I’ve been catching up with the Matt Smith eps., and I’m very impressed. The stories have a real depth to them, and I think Smith is a worthy successor to the role with the potential to claim the title as the “definitive” Doctor. (BTW I’ve also been watching through the Tom Baker eps — just did “Terror of the Zygons” last night.) The only thing I tend to dislike — but this is present through all the years — is how the moral ambiguity of some things is handled sometimes. Last week I just wanted to slap Baker around for not blowing up the Dalek nursery when he had the chance, ya know? And one thing I noted witrh Smith, and which actually became a story point, is that for all his pacifism, a helluva lotta people end up dying to do his dirty work — sometimes in expiation of something they’ve already done, but which is not the point. Really, Doctor — is it that hard to push the button which will blow up that ship and end the danger of the Cybermen forever? Oops! Look at that! Wee Jimmy snuck aboard with a dynamite vest and did the job for you. Like I say though, that’s always been a hazard of being around the Dcotor.

        Anyway, I think what it is that grabs me about the current (or just ended) series is the sense of love and family — for the first time, I think, he has a married couple traveling with him! And stacks of cute kids needing rescue and comfort. Maybe a little shlocky, but it works. I would urge you to watch at least one complete Matt Smith storyline, ideally from his start, and see if it doesn’t work for you after all.

        PS — Penny thinks it’s funny how he calls himself “Dr. Smith” once in a while! He’s not a thing like her old friend.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Salon, where douchery has a voice….

  • Cryptosporidium 872

    Who the hell ever “guaranteed” anyone life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. This guy is a giant clown. He should be sponsored by McDonald’s.

  • ModdKenwood

    I’m so angry I went to McDonald’s instead of Starbucks for coffee

  • Guest

    If they’re talking about the raging white liberals, they may be on to something.

  • $7610427

    The chocolate donuts are gone. I told you we needed to get to Sunday school earlier! #whiterage

    • Deborah Hallsted

      That was exceptional.

  • Robbins Mitchell

    You should see my monthly bill for Purina Polo Pony Feed….it’s utterly outrageous !

  • topher266

    MEHHH!

  • Dexter Alarius

    They served my chardonnay in a claret glass!!!
    AAaaaaaaargh!!!

  • GulfPundit

    We’re out of quail eggs again? Aaaaaargh!

  • rbeccah

    I’m so full of #whiterage, I went and bought new underwear at Wal-Mart!

  • Caves45

    Never buying wonder bread any more

  • Proud2bfromtheUSA

    So filled with white rage all the artichoke dip and Pita chips are gone I have nothing to eat but peanut butter and Gasp…. Crackers. #Whiterage.

  • Nene Nene

    when I go to Chik-a-Fila on a sunday after church and realize its closed #whiterage

  • Nene Nene

    My 5 star hotel room service didn’t leave complimentary chocolate on my pillow or complimentary booze in my fridge #whiterage

  • ImJustAGuy
  • http://itsaboutliberty.com/index.php MNHawk

    I am so filled with white rage I’m going to play my Emerson Lake & Palmer albums with the volume turned to 11!

  • yossarians tree

    Damn Barista…real cream instead of soy milk in my latte! #white rage

  • JeffWeimer

    Out. Of. Mayo.

  • Dexter Alarius

    Even watching “Best of Lawrence Welk” dvd set won’t calm me! #whiterage

  • Magnifico

    Had Zimmerman been found guilty, creepy ass crackers would’ve been smashing up black-owned businesses with their homeys.

  • whaaat

    I’m NOT going to put my shopping cart in the stall in the Whole Foods parking lot!!!!