Thursday, December 13, 2007

MAMMY-GATE GOES FROM GOSSIP TO NEWS! GLORIA SQUITIRO MUST GO!!!



The Star FINALLY REPORTED ON MAMMY GATE!!! HOORAY!!!

Here's what TKC posted previously:

  • SHE CALLED HER MAMMY!!! CONFIRMED!!! GLORIA MUST GO!!!

  • TKC Undercover: A bit of info on how Gloria Squitiro's "Mammy" comment went down

  • Who is gonna ask? . . .

  • TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! RUMOR HAS IT THE MAYOR'S WIFE USED THE M-WORD!!! GLORIA MUST GO IF IT'S TRUE!!!

  • And we shouldn't forget that KSHB and The Call were brave enough to report this story a few weeks ago AND ALSO MENTIONED TKC!!!

    Here are my favorite ugly details from THE STAR:
    An employee of the Kansas City mayor’s office said Wednesday night that she filed a formal complaint after the mayor’s wife called her “Mammy.”

    Ruth Bates, who is African-American, filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission this fall. But Wednesday was the first time she talked publicly about the complaint, which also claims bias in her rate of pay.
    EVEN WORSE: Here is MAYOR FUNKHOUSER'S INCOMPREHENSIBLE, DISHONEST AND CONDESCENDING DEFENSE:
    Funkhouser said Wednesday night that “Mammy” wasn’t a racial slur because Squitiro “puts an ‘e’ on virtually everything” as a form of endearment, particularly with friends, which they considered Bates to be.

    In this case, he said Squitiro added an “e” sound to “ma’am” and as a result apparently had said “Yes, Ma’am-e” to Bates.

    As proof that no offense was intended, he said, his wife refers to herself as “Mammy” in conversations and e-mails.

    “She did not know anyone would construe it as a racial slur,” he said.
    And really, anyone who would believe such a thing is a complete idiot and deserves to give Gloria Squitiro a foot massage. Only the most die hard Funkhouser loyalist would consider such a foolhardy explanation credible.

    Actually, I'm just a bit giddy that I got something right for a change!!!

    There's more to the story that involves pay disparity and the Mayor's overall respect for all of Kansas City regarding his endorsement of nepotism in keeping his wife employed as an unpaid campaign volunteer in the mayor's office where she is accountable to no one.

    But the same people who spoke out against Amato yesterday need to (probably will) do the same when it comes to Squitiro. If insensitive language is inappropriate in one place then it's inappropriate everywhere.

    Those bitches and d-bags should definitely get right on top of that . . .

    TKC STAYS WINNING!!!

  • Finally, here's a bit of info about Hattie McDaniel:



    McDaniel solidified the "Mammy" character/caricature in American popular culture. She was the first African-American to win an Oscar but her depiction also drew fierce criticism from African-American leaders. She was born on June 10, 1895 in Wichita, Kansas.

    Her role and acting ability in the motion picture "Gone with the Wind" was so powerful that anyone who has watched TV in the past 50 years couldn't possibly claim that they weren't aware of the "Mammy" archetype which she helped to craft.

    63 Comments:

    Anonymous said...

    Congratulations Tony. You pitiful spic. Your doing your best to ruin the progress of Kansas City.

    Charles said...

    Is a recall that out of the question now?

    Anonymous said...

    hey 05:54:00AM
    this is so funny that you say tony is ruin the progress of k.c.and you call him a pitiful name, ha ha you dumbass . Tony has a joke blog, but your comments are for real you sick #### Its people like you who ruin kc

    Midtown Miscreant said...

    Now dont gloat too much TONYEEEE.
    I put the long E sound on words for no reason all the time. Okay , thats bullshit, but it sounds as believable as Funkys response.

    By Rights said...

    Derogatory language is used against white people all the time but it never makes the news. Cracker, whitey and other term are probably always heard in City Hall but The Star won't let you know about that.

    Anonymous said...

    No, by rights, you won't hear it because the white people at the hall have been sooooo oppressed. That is why the majority of department heads, managers and city council and anyone with any type of real power or authority in city hall is white.

    Al Jolsen said...

    I love my Mammy!

    It's a term of affection.

    But then again I also perform in blackface.

    Midtown guy who knows a thing or two said...

    Obese black women terrorize every office they work in. Anyone who works with them knows EXACTLY what I'm talking about. Large and in charge with a chip on their shoulder the size of Lemmy's carbuncle.

    Anonymous said...

    All right. You're racist and you listen to motorhead. Not a surprise but a bit stereotypical.

    Anonymous said...

    All those pictures are making me crazy panckage syrup. I don't know why. The urge to eat cornbread and pancakes coated in yummy syrup is overpowering.

    Midtown guy who knows a thing or two said...

    Actually I hate Motorhead but Lemmy's carbuncle was the first thing I thought of to illustrate my point. Say, was "Ace of Spades" really about blacks? MMMmm.

    Anonymous said...

    Oh that's not racist at all.

    With that kind of observation. Gloria and you should be fast friends.

    Certified H8r said...

    TKC stays biting Dallas Penn

    Anonymous said...

    This whole scandal is not important. Shame on The Star for reporting gossip and rumors.

    TKC is a liar said...

    Notice how nobody is mentioning yourname TOny your a loser and you should quit this loser blog.

    Anonymous said...

    but see, this is the whole difference between actual journalism and a joke blog. The Star waits until they actually see the complaint, thet talk to the complainant, she speaks on the record, they call Gloria and get her side (she declines). It's then a credible story. If The Star printed every rumor and innuendo they heard, they'd lose their credibility in a moment.

    Blogging is not journalism. Know the difference.

    chomsky said...

    nobody saw the complaint yet dumbass. The article says that.

    That's what they call reading.

    Anonymous said...

    You sound like a choad Tony.

    Anonymous said...

    Get a life and a job Tony.

    MD in KC said...

    A couple of things here:

    1. A complaint is not a rumor, nor is it gossip. It's a legitimate story. If someone doesn't like it, blame Squitiro for allegedly making the comments, not the Star for writing about it.

    2. The article doesn't say nobody saw the complaint. The article says Ruth Bates didn't provide a copy to the Star, and I can understand why -- it was a TELEPHONE interview. I've worked for two newspapers, and it typically works like this: Reporter gets complaint and prepares questions, reporter contacts plaintiff (or defendant), plaintiff (or defendant) answers questions and confirms or denies what's in the complaint. End of story. Reading? No. Experience? Yes.

    3. Bates admits that low pay is one of the reasons for filing the complaint. I'd love to hear her answer when she's asked this question by the city's defense attorney:

    "Now, Ms. Bates, you've said publicly that low pay is one of the reasons you filed a complaint. You're making $32,000 a year. Would you have filed this complaint if you were making twice that amount? What about three times that amount?"

    Seems to me like she's got a price tag on racism. At $32,000, "Mammy" is a racist comment. Is it still racist at $42,000? $52,000?

    By Rights said...

    Finally an intelligent comment on this blog.

    It all sounds to me like typical black shakedown tactics. So you'll excusee me if I don't get all teary eyed.

    Anonymous said...

    Message to all white people in Kansas City: Tape your mouths shut with duct tape if you want to live in that hell hole of a city, oh and while you're at it, wear a bullet proof vest at all times.

    A little consideration said...

    Is is really that hard to avoid using derogatory language in the workplace. Is there some reason that people need to use the word Mammy to refer to anyone?

    I didn't think so.

    ryan said...

    The racial politics in this town are getting out of control. Tony would like to believe that it only goes one way, but it works both ways. Or, given the recent influx of Latino political power, all three ways.

    thepaintman said...

    First Semler and now poor Gloria.

    Tony and Steve Glorioso now have their targets on Gloria, Funkhousers wife.
    It you can't get the big guy, get the people who surrounds him.

    You two are something else

    Anonymous said...

    Get rid of Gloria and you get rid of the Mayor.

    Midtown Miscreant said...

    Maybe Im missing something here. The arguments Ive heard so far is that its about money.
    Blacks call whites cracker.
    Its a witch hunt.
    All of those comments may or may not hold truth. But those points even if true are moot.
    The fact remains that the Mayor is expected to run his administration in a manner that does not create division,controversy and one fuck up after another. I really held high hopes that funk would be another berkley or wheeler. He couldnt be further in comparison to either. If he is willing to let his wife use the mayors office and city hall as her personal playground, constantly opening her pie hole to utter one idiotic statement after the other, What does that say about his leadership? What does that say about his priorities as they relate to serving this city?

    Anonymous said...

    "Message to all white people in Kansas City: Tape your mouths shut with duct tape if you want to live in that hell hole of a city, oh and while you're at it, wear a bullet proof vest at all times."

    This is why people are racist. Someone says something you are offended by and the first thing you do is threaten to shoot them. Is it any wonder people look at you the way they do? Anyway, calling someone by a tv characters name is not really that offensive. I don't think a doctor would threaten to kill you if you called him Doogie Howser.

    white guy said...

    Ban Cinco de Mayor

    Anonymous said...

    It's not just a TV character it's a racist slur. People who don't understand it don't know history.

    The Funkhouser explanation is a joke that's more offensive than this blog.

    Paintman's daddy said...

    paintman how could you possibly defend this kind of thing? There's not reason to insult someone for no reason like that.

    Are you giving Gloria a foot massage?

    Anonymous said...

    Lets get rid of Rita whats her face and President of the La Raza Janet what's her face.

    steve glorioso said...

    lets get rid of the Mayor and his wife.

    Good job Tony. I read your post everyday.

    Anonymous said...

    I'll trade a couple of Mammy comments for La Raza anyday.

    Anonymous said...

    Today, Funkhouser announced he won't let Cauthen keep his job. Last week, the Pitch reported, "Cauthen spent $32,163 on 23 trips between January 1, 2006, and October 8, 2007." A lot of that expense was incredibly shady.

    Any questions?
    Labels: funkhouser, kansas city


    posted by Dan at 12/10/2007 07:11:00 PM

    Anonymous said...

    Amos and Andy were TV characters too.

    Why don't you go down to the East side and try calling a couple of Black guys those names?

    kcmodave's daddy said...

    cheech and chong were TV characters too.

    Why don't you go down to the West side and try calling a couple of Brown guys those names?

    Anonymous said...

    at city hall its ok for blacks to say and disrespect white women and black women but let a white person try and they are fired on the spot

    Anonymous said...

    at city hall its ok for blacks to say and disrespect white women and black women but let a white person try and they are fired on the spot

    Stop posting stupid posts like this..........it shows your ignorance.

    Anonymous said...

    That sounds to me like a lot of people looking for things to offend them so they have a reason to complain about how tough life is for them. Life is so much easier if you just let a few things slide.

    Jesus said...

    It's even better when you pray for guidance.

    Mister Mayor said...

    This is terrible, but definitely par for the course coming from Funk-loser's office. I thought Funk-loser's blame-the-victim for "taking it the wrong way" excuse was pretty appalling.

    Can we start a RECALL effort already?

    Bossman said...

    Great job on getting to this story first! If I wasn't completely broke, I'd syndicate you. It's sad that the Star has a multi-million dollar infrastructure and they're still last to pick up the news.

    You probably know this already, but if you're from Kansas City it's common knowledge that the Star is the last place to go to for news.

    Anonymous said...

    You dumbasses and your silly recall chant.

    Captain KCMO said...
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    Captain KCMO said...

    I think this whole thing is getting blown out of proportion already. Until all the facts are out on the table I will hold back on any comment. Off to go soak up some rays of sun before the next snow storm!!!

    Anonymous said...

    This is all part of a greater consipracy, and Tony is playing right into it.

    After the blacks and whites and latinos all kill each other and the Arabs blow up whoever is left and themselves in the process, the Asian community, who has so far seemed to be keeping to themselves in all of this, will complete their master plan and seize control.

    Eastside voter said...

    I hate to comment on this stupid blog but the level of ignorance I'm reading is out of control.

    Funkhouser's wife did something wrong.

    She could end this whole debate if she simply apologized.

    End of story.

    Anonymous said...

    Don't fire Funkhouser. Sack Squitiro.

    Anonymous said...

    funny how dave helling has the story on porn gate but is holding it back. wouldn't want to receive the wrath of the pajama media, Mr. Big Time Media Man???

    Anonymous said...

    Saw the news this afternoon. All of the blacks yelling at our Mayor.

    What a fucking disgrace.

    Tony you don't really want to throw your lot in with those people. They're no good for this city and they've never accomplished a thing but complaining.

    bahua said...

    Stop funding the Gradalupe Center and the National Coalition of The Race Mr President.

    Anonymous said...

    everyone loves the Mayor. They just don't know it yet.

    Right Paintman.

    Anonymous said...

    I think there is a lesson that all of us can learn from this. It is a very important lesson, so please take note. Funkhuoser should have never been put in this position.
    The bottom line, the lesson, and the moral of the sotry is this:

    NEVER HIRE NIGGERS!!!!!

    Look at yourself said...

    Typical Funkhouser supporter.

    Anonymous said...

    Sorry for the language usage above - it should have said "story", not "sotry".

    Anonymous said...

    Remember this as well:

    You can't reason with a nigger.

    Anonymous said...

    my name is midtown and I'm gay! please call me at 1-900-got-cock!

    Anonymous said...

    niggers, mammy or thugs.....means the same thing!

    Fuzzy Zoeller said...

    It certainly is difficult to work with a group of black women. We all know it to be true and so few of us will admit it. Show me an office with several fat black women and I'll show you an office that is ripe with controversy.

    Anonymous said...

    Now their just using the N-word outright. Sad and representative of what Mayor Funkhouser stands for.

    Anonymous said...

    The N-word? You must mean NIGGERS!
    It's OK, niggers refer to themselves as niggas. The only reason they say nigga instead of nigger is because they are too lazy.

    If I was a rapper, I'd call myself Nigger-O.

    Anonymous said...

    Wow. I think we are getting a sad but true look at the mayor's voting body. If he is anything like these commenters you bet your ass I will be signing my name on recall petitions.