Hopefully, President Obama will see this as a "teachable moment" to hold a White House "Hot Dog Summit" and raise awareness about the racist slur uttering thugs who trashed the property of hot dog vendor Clint Tarver.
Money pours in to replace hot dog vendor's equipment destroyed at Capitol
Viral Internet video and photographs of right-to-work protesters tearing down a tent and trashing a Lansing hot dog vendor's catering equipment has sparked an online fundraising drive to help a man known by most as "the hot dog guy."
During Tuesday's mass demonstrations that attracted an estimated 10,000 to the Capitol lawn, protesters of the right-to-work law the Legislature was passing and voting on tore down a tent rented by the Michigan chapter of Americans for Prosperity. Witnesses and Internet videos show protesters, some wearing union clothes, using knives or box cutters to cut the tent's ropes.
...Tarver, who had to crawl out of the collapsed tent on his knees, was overwhelmed Wednesday by the outpouring of support.
'I had no idea so many people cared about 'the hot dog guy,'' Tarver said.
Tarver, who is black, said the protesters called him an 'Uncle Tom' and the n-word for working for Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group supporting the right-to-work law.
A graphic on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports proclaimed that Felix Baumgartner traveled "faster than the speed of light" during his historic freefall to Earth. Baumgartner actually broke the sound barrier. But, it's a relatively harmless mistake (try the veal folks).
Today, Marc Lamont Hill wrote "The 15 Most Overrated White People" in order "to honor the true spirit of Columbus Day" by creating his own "list of overrated white people. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, as there are countless other White people who are equally underwhelming."
While I disagree with Dr. Hill on most things, he's a generally interesting and entertaining individual (this article notwithstanding).
So, to help a brother out, here is MY better list of 15 OVERRATED White People:
Keith Olbermann As unwatchable as he is unwatched.
Zack Galifianakis The person Ira Levin had in mind when he wrote the character of the husband in "Rosemary's Baby."
Charlie Chaplin He seemed to need the audience to love him in EVERY movie he made.
Bruce Springsteen I get it, I get it. Bruce is a pissed off blue-collar worker.
Gary Cooper As an actor, he was a mediocrity NOT a minimalist.
Wayne Gretzky How would Gretzky have done if he played in a world where the entire National Hockey League didn't conspire to NOT hit him? I'll answer that: not as well.
Greta Garbo To me, the mystery of Garbo was why anyone cared.
Howard Stern By doing American Idol, he's become the type of celebrity he used to mock.
Mel Brooks Mel's a funny guy. But AFI award material, really?
Conan O'Brien A little of "Team Coco" goes a LOOOOONG way.
Julia Roberts She's got that crazy laugh, zzzzz.
Lenny Bruce A true icon for free speech. But, I defy anyone to get through one of his old albums. Dustin Hoffman was funnier pretending to be Lenny Bruce.
Everyone Involved With M.A.S.H. The TV Show War is hell. Yes, we know.
Lucille Ball Okay, there's the chocolate factory scene, the "Vitameatavegamin" speech, and that's about it.
Mike Myers The "Mike" Myers who slaughters people while wearing a white William Shatner mask is just as funnny.