by Jeff Fecke | July 8, 2009 • Fox and Friends’ Brian Kilmeade (he’s the idiot. No, not Doocy, the other idiot. No, not Gretchen Carlson….) has a problem: it seems that there’s too much race-mixing in America. Not between whites and Blacks — I mean, that goes without saying — but between the Irish and the Italians.
|Jeff Fecke is a freelance writer who lives in Eagan, Minnesota.In addition to his own blog, Blog of the Moderate Left, he also contributes to Alas, a Blog, Minnesota Campaign Report, and AlterNet. Fecke has appeared as a guest on the “Today” show, the Alan Colmes radio show, and the Mark Heaney Show. Fecke is divorced, and the father of one really terrific daughter. His debut novel, The Valkyrie’s Tale, is now available.|
Kilmeade and two colleagues were discussing a study that, based on research done in Finland and Sweden, showed people who stay married are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s. Kilmeade questioned the results, though, saying, “We are — we keep marrying other species and other ethnics and other …”
At this point, his co-host tried to — in that jokey morning show way — tell Kilmeade he needed to shut up, and quick, for his own sake. But he didn’t get the message, adding, “See, the problem is the Swedes have pure genes. Because they marry other Swedes …. Finns marry other Finns, so they have a pure society.”
As Steve Benen notes, Kilmeade goes on to say, “In America, we marry everybody. Some will marry Italians, the Irish….”
Yes, Americans will even marry the Irish. How will America cope as we move into the bold tomorrow of 1873 if good Americans are willing to marry the Irish? Next thing you know, people will be suggesting women get the vote and a Catholic could win the presidency and that the government regulate the amount of cocaine in our tonic water. It’s madness, I tell you. Madness!
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