Didn’t You Get the Memo?

A decision has come down to our office from on high. It says that Michigan has gotten some of the leftovers from Louisiana and since many of them will have dealings with the State government under no circumstances are we to refer to them as refugees, we are to call them evacuees. This decision is not based in etymology or fact but rather in politcal correctness and if faced with a real life situation this is one I am going to have to willfully disobey. Hurricane victims don’t come to Michigan seeking “evacu”, they come here seeking “refuge”. They are, therefore, going to be referred to by me as refugees, the higher-ups and Jesse Jackson’s sensibilities notwithstanding.

This is not a race-based label, there was a time when I was hanging out at The Great Satan with a bunch of people who used to hang at The Point After (as I once did) and I referred to us all as refugees from the Point After. It’s not a color thing and I won’t capitulate on the off chance of hurting someone’s feelings because they don’t understand words and root definitions. That is all.

21 Responses to “Didn’t You Get the Memo?”

  1. Mexigogue says:

    Yipee. Here’s a story about a Katrina refugee who was murdered leaving a Tenesee nightclub (presumably for his relief money).

    Adrian Davis, a volunteer with Chattanooga Disaster Rescue Efforts, said Airline was warned to be careful.”He was very, very outgoing,” Davis said.

    Well no sh*t he was outgoing. . . He got his relief money and went out!

    People in the host cities say a lot of the victims are spending relief money at strip bars and nightclubs. I just wonder what effect this will have on future contributions.

  2. R says:

    It seems to me you’re expending more than the required “who gives a shit” effort in order to make a point to somebody who really doesn’t give a shit about what you think.

    Do you want a cookie?

  3. Mexigogue says:

    If I want a cookie I’m certainly capable of buying one with my own money. Thanks for your concern.

  4. Cosmic Siren says:

    I appear to missing a lot of memos lately.

    I guess I need to start sending out my own.

  5. Citizen Quasar says:

    Buy stocks in the entertainment industries. They will always do good.

    In good times, people entertain themselves to celebrate. In bad times people entertain themselves to alleviate their misery.

    There have been stories about Katrina government credit money winding up in G-strings at strip clubs. I will wager that some wound up in the cash register behind the bar too and thus made the stock of the holding company rise just a smidgeon.

  6. R says:

    Dude, Mexigogue, it sounds to me like you’ve got a bug up your ass. Look at it this way: at least you’re not an evacuee.


  7. Mexigogue says:

    Avoiding words that denote exactly what they’re supposed to and replacing them with “politically correct” terms is stupid on the part of those who push for such change and cowardly on the part of those who capitulate.

  8. R says:

    Awww, dude, if you ruled the country then everybody at the State Department would be jobless.

    Then they’d have to go to work for the Department of War, formerly Defense, and send all the blacks and Mexicans over to kill Muslims so that we can steal their oil.

    See, what’s ironic is that I’ve always been saying things how they were and it’s been YOU who have been giving Iraq a political correctness makeover.


  9. R says:

    *Oh, and by “we can steal their oil,” I mean “rich white people can steal their oil.”

    And by “rich white people, I, of course, mean rich white Christian men.”

  10. Mexigogue says:

    You have typed so much speculation and falsehood I fear you have had a break with reality. So to take these one at a time, 1. When have I ever advocated stealing in general and stealing oil in particular????????

  11. Mexigogue says:

    I can’t make heads of tales of that fantasy of yours. You’re either starting to believe your own propaganda or you’ve gone off all your meds.

  12. guy in the UNLV Jacket says:

    If I ruled the country I would put all of the Blacks, Mexicans and Muslims into the SuperDome and then drop in some gladiatorial weapons and let them fight it out. Once a winning race is established they would battle the winner of the Jew, Asian and Puerto-Rican battle royal for the title of super minority. “R” rich white guys aren’t the only ones getting paid with this whole high oil price thing. I have about 100 shares of chevron stock and I’t’s gone up quite nicely and paid pretty good dividends since I purchased in Jan 2003 a couple months before the war.

  13. R says:

    I think what I’m trying to say here is twofold:

    1) Your mom goes to college.


    2) Joo take tings too serusely, mang. It’s Friday. Get drunk.

    P.S., I was just kidding about stealing Iraqi oil.

  14. Mexigogue says:

    Getting drunk, that I can do!!!! Yeeha!!

  15. The Force is not strong in this one!!!

  16. The Force is not strong in this one!!!

  17. Phelps says:

    I say that instead of evacuee or refugee, we call them all “motherfucker”. “What did you call me?”. “You said don’t call you refugee, so I didn’t, motherfucker!”

    Or maybe we could call them Katrinites. And I still haven’t found out if Rita pwn3d our Houston office.

  18. Mexigogue says:

    Oh my god, Tyrone hit the blog. Now THAT’S a blast from the past! What did you google to get here dude?

  19. Phelps says:

    I always expected anyone named Tyrone to look less Chinese and more black.

  20. Mexigogue says:

    That’s not really his picture. But the name on the site is his and it came from Lansing.

  21. Phelps says: