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Is anyone watching "Who do you think you are?" on NBC with Reba? (BARF!)
NBC Television ^ | 4/20/2012 | TSgt

Posted on 04/20/2012 5:35:02 PM PDT by TSgt

I walked in the room and my wife has it on.

Reba just found out her 4th generation grandfather owned slaves and now she feels like a horrible human.

The historian just said, "We white people must understand that we have a connection to slavery so we all can heal."

I gagged.


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To: central_va

They were also fed and clothed. We call that room and board.


21 posted on 04/20/2012 6:07:46 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: TSgt

John Brown was a relative of mine. I don’t usually mention it. To anyone.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 6:12:36 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: TSgt

Don’t watch ABCNBCCBSPBSCNN.....Rarely watch FOX.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 6:13:50 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: TSgt

Don’t watch ABCNBCCBSPBSCNN.....Rarely watch FOX.


24 posted on 04/20/2012 6:14:35 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: davius
John Brown was a relative of mine. I don’t usually mention it. To anyone.

Man, that is a lot to carry around inside.

25 posted on 04/20/2012 6:14:35 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: gorush

Good for you! We have two big flat screens in two rooms of our house, and that’s about two too many. Husband has a t.v. habit; insists on watching the news and weather before he goes to sleep. We live in tornado country, so I suppose keeping an eye on the weather forecast isn’t a bad thing, but we hear all the bad news of the world several times a day.

I keep the t.v. off most of the time; and wish I could get the rest of it under control. He’s sorta hard of hearing, so I can’t get away from it too easily. I keep earplugs handy, and that helps some. I’m convinced that one could go six months at a time not hearing all the clamor and clanging and still be better off.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 6:15:36 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: TSgt

Tell it to the religion of slavery islam!


27 posted on 04/20/2012 6:19:01 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: TSgt

I didn’t find anything offensive about that episode. It was actually one of the better ones; Reba was very open with how she felt about her family history and I found the whole thing very moving.

Why are we so quick to find offense in everything?


28 posted on 04/20/2012 6:25:45 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Never borrow batteries out of your smoke alarm!)
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To: gorush
Nope. We got rid of our TV almost 4 years ago...and our blood pressures have improved immensely.

I only know this because my wife still watches network garbage: The amount of gay couples portrayed on sitcoms is disgusting. I get it. It's part of real life but it's so obvious they make SURE there's a token gay couple in every show. Then, there is the standard dumb Republican insult that get's thrown into the script.

I just walk in on this stuff..and I see this much. You made the right choice.

29 posted on 04/20/2012 6:28:45 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: TSgt

I have never ever felt a shred of so-called white guilt. I think it only affects liberals.


30 posted on 04/20/2012 6:36:18 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: davius
John Brown was a relative of mine. I don’t usually mention it. To anyone.

I know one of John Brown's great-granddaughters.

One of my great-great-grandfathers had a slave (just one), but his son fought for the Union to free the slaves.

31 posted on 04/20/2012 6:42:56 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: TSgt

I bought a bunch of books at an estate sale one time. One of them mentioned a Little Bill who was a black birder out of Bristol, England. Did a bit of research and found a family relationship, who cares.


32 posted on 04/20/2012 6:50:07 PM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: davius

Then one of your relative’s is indirectly responsible for the death of two of my male relatives by John
Brown Raiders in Kansas in 1858.


33 posted on 04/20/2012 6:51:33 PM PDT by Irish Queen ("Don't fence me in")
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To: davius
Hey, everybody's got a few odd birds in the family tree.


34 posted on 04/20/2012 6:54:24 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Irish Queen
Oops —bad use of an apostrophe.
35 posted on 04/20/2012 6:55:05 PM PDT by Irish Queen ("Don't fence me in")
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To: AnAmericanMother

I love that image:) I show to east coast liberals a version of that picture (my digital camera’s rendition of the original) when they ask me about life in the midwest.


36 posted on 04/20/2012 7:09:34 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: TSgt

That was a rerun—that being said, ALL of those “Who do You Think You Are?” shows are either guilt trips (If your family happened to own slaves or be conservative) or high fives (for feminists and the progressive way-See Helen Hunt and Martin Sheen).


37 posted on 04/20/2012 7:20:00 PM PDT by madison10
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To: TSgt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UfmoPclIPk


38 posted on 04/20/2012 7:36:51 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (The Margin of GOP victory MUST exceed the margin of Democrat election theft!)
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To: rovenstinez
My, I think 10th great grandfather came in the 1620’s at age 15 with no family as an indentured servant. Twenty years later he's listed as a councilman, tavern owner, and when he passed away left large parcels of land to each child.
39 posted on 04/20/2012 7:42:43 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: TSgt
The historian just said, "We white people must understand that we have a connection to slavery so we all can heal."

I'm white and I don't have a connection to slavery.

The historian makes a generalization based on skin color.

Ironic isn't it.

40 posted on 04/20/2012 7:42:52 PM PDT by FreeReign
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