Thursday, July 05, 2007

Proud of the response

I was a little worried no one but me would react to that racist display by Taotao Tano the other day, but this community has really done the right thing and I believe this group has been marginalized, deservedly, in a matter of days. I'm not sure I've seen this type of rebuke on anything before. Angelo said it well, they have a lot of good ideas, but they ruined it with racism. Today a bravo goes out to Roselle Calvo, the young NYU I believe, student who is quite the fireball. Here is what she said today:

"Calvo said she decided to leave the group not because it did not support the recall petition but because of “its racist agenda and dictatorial way.” She said she was disappointed with the street protest on Saturday when Taotao Tano members waved placards denouncing Dekada, a group of alien workers who have been in the CNMI for over five years now. “I do not want to be a part of the group of people who act first before they think,” she said. She added that she does not like to be involved in a group with a “racist agenda.”

Beyond that, Boni let them have it, as did Angelo, Bree, The Colonel Alexander Sablan, Harry Blalock, Jose Dela Cruz , John Del Rosario , Bishop Thomas Camacho, Rep. Ramon Tebuteb and Roselle Calvo resigned and blasted them today. Ambrose Bennett resigned the other day as well. Bravo to everyone really. Racism deserves that kind of rebuke.

8 comments:

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I want a nickname like "The Colonel."

How about:

The Sandwich Artist Angelo Villagomez

or

The Midget Pirate Angelo Villagomez

or

The Career Waiter Angelo Villagomez

or

The Dragon Slayer Angelo Villagomez

or

GTA Addict Angelo Villagomez

or

SPAM Happy Angelo Villagomez

or

The Friendless Angelo Villagomez

or

The Invisible Angelo Villagomez

or

Captain Managaha, Angelo Villagomez

OK, I think that's enough

bradinthesand said...

How about "Angelo Thrillagomez" or "Angelo Half-Vanillagomez" or "An-Jello Jigglegomez"

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Since the poor old gentleman can barely put two sentences together, I think you should outrank him, Angelo. So I'm going for Generalissimo Angelo Gomez de Villa.

Jeff said...

I think Brad won this contest.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

I forgot to mention two things, 1. I agree with you that the responce we have seen so far is satisfying. and 2. The ruling junta over at TTT shot themselves in the foot but may have done the organization a big favor by exposing the openly racist agenda of their leaders. Perhaps the club will recognize the counter productive nature of that approach and elect new leaders.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I like Bruce's

marianas life said...

jeff, i put my two cents in on the ttt thing in a post on the not so pleasant parade watching.

Rick Vaughn said...

Bennet resigned? before or after they became racist? Inquiring minds want to know....