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Spike Lee is an Idiot (But I repeat myself...)(vanity)
Spike's Twitter Account ^ | 325/2011 | Spike Lee

Posted on 03/25/2011 9:32:18 AM PDT by frankenMonkey

Spike's Latest Tweet:

"The passing of Elizabeth Taylor brought back a Childhood memory of My late Mother lecturing me that the real Cleopatra didn't look like her."


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Education; History; Society
KEYWORDS: idiot; lee; spike
Somebody tell Spike that Cleo was a Greek...
1 posted on 03/25/2011 9:32:23 AM PDT by frankenMonkey
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To: frankenMonkey
Update from Spike:

"Tweeples, learn up on World History."
2 posted on 03/25/2011 9:33:04 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (I need a new tagline...)
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To: frankenMonkey

and his beloved Knicks aren’t doing all that well either


3 posted on 03/25/2011 9:33:19 AM PDT by lesko
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To: frankenMonkey

The Ptolemies were Greeks.

Cleopatra was white. Deal with it Spike.


4 posted on 03/25/2011 9:34:58 AM PDT by agere_contra (As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart.)
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To: frankenMonkey

Sorry, Spikester: you’ll just have to sue your mother for giving you bad information.

Is she the source of your other hair-brained ideas, too?


5 posted on 03/25/2011 9:35:06 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: frankenMonkey

Didn’t know Spike’s mama was that old that she got to meet Cleopatra in the flesh.


6 posted on 03/25/2011 9:35:27 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: frankenMonkey

Macedonian


7 posted on 03/25/2011 9:37:09 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Close enough resemblance.

8 posted on 03/25/2011 9:37:38 AM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: frankenMonkey

Isn’t Twitter pretty much for idiots anyway?


9 posted on 03/25/2011 9:37:56 AM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: Daveinyork

That’s racist...
;-)


10 posted on 03/25/2011 9:38:29 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (I need a new tagline...)
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To: frankenMonkey

Stupid parents lead to stupid kids.


12 posted on 03/25/2011 9:39:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: humblegunner

Well, you can’t have “Twitter” without “Twit”


13 posted on 03/25/2011 9:39:46 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (I need a new tagline...)
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To: frankenMonkey

” ... the real Cleopatra didn’t look like her.

An’ her las’ words was, `You-all can kiss my asp goodbye.”


14 posted on 03/25/2011 9:40:00 AM PDT by tumblindice (Noble Womans)
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To: humblegunner

They’re far below blog pimp on the food chain, since writing a blog would require stringing together more than 2 coherent sentences.


15 posted on 03/25/2011 9:41:21 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: frankenMonkey
Hey, SPIKEY! Back to school for you, moronic liberal jackwad.

Cleopatra was a Greek! House of Ptolemy. White European! (very likely) She CERTAINLY was not an African.

16 posted on 03/25/2011 9:41:21 AM PDT by atc23
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To: lesko

I walked by him years ago at a Knick game. I commented to him- Man,are you short.He told me to go F myself.


17 posted on 03/25/2011 9:41:44 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: frankenMonkey

I think that Spike is like those blacks in Africa that captured fellow Africans to sell them into the slave trade.

He sells victimology to American Blacks to keep them unhappy to enrich himself. Spike, Jackson, Sharpton etc.....


18 posted on 03/25/2011 9:43:45 AM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
writing a blog would require stringing together more than 2 coherent sentences

Oh, I don't know.

Some of 'em just embed someone else's video and call it good.

Stinkin' pimps.

19 posted on 03/25/2011 9:44:15 AM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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21 posted on 03/25/2011 9:52:32 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: frankenMonkey
Cleopatra was Greek and from what I saw on the history channel, a more “normal” looking woman as apposed to a sexbomb. A lot of black people seem to like to think ancient Egypt was a black civilization. It wasn't, it was middle eastern. It was also a wealthy and a hot spot for trade where there was some small level of ethnic diversity.
There were the Kush, a black civilization in Sudan that was probably just as advanced. And they both had periods where they were conquered by the other. We are talking about ethnic demographics from hundreds and hundreds of years ago
22 posted on 03/25/2011 10:00:30 AM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: frankenMonkey
"The passing of Elizabeth Taylor brought back a Childhood memory of My late Mother lecturing me that the real Cleopatra didn't look like her."

While this is true, Cleopatra didn't look like Spike Lee's mother either. I've never understood why African-Americans, nearly all of whom are descended from sub-Saharan Africans, think they have some reason to lay claim to the heritage of Egypt and other ancient North African civilizations.

Never mind Cleopatra, who was descended from Greeks - the much earlier pyramid builders also wouldn't have looked like Spike Lee's mom. Different area of a vast continent, different culture, different ethnicity - it'd be like someone from France laying claim to the heritage of some Chinese emperor because France and China happen to be on the same land-mass.
23 posted on 03/25/2011 10:03:37 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: nerdwithagun
"A lot of black people seem to like to think ancient Egypt was a black civilization."

That's because (I think) most black people go to public schools. Public schools do a HORRIBLE job of teaching history that predates much before 1964, to say nothing of the history of the Mediterranean, North African, and Middle Eastern region. Public school teachers go just far enough back to explain that our Founding Father's were a "bunch of slave owning racists". That's where it stops.

I would wager that if you asked public high school seniors where Persia or Alexandria would be located today, less than 5% could give the right answers. And, I imagine less than that could actually point out Egypt and Iran on maps.

If you were to tell public high schoolers about a tribal people who are indigenous to Africa, I'd wager almost all of them would presume those tribal people were "black".

24 posted on 03/25/2011 10:11:20 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: rbbeachkid

He sells victimology to American Blacks to keep them unhappy to enrich himself. Spike, Jackson, Sharpton etc

Exactly. He is a merchant of hate. He never learned to Do the Right Thing.

“Be careful to let no root of bitterness spring up among you, defiling many.”

Bitterness and covetousness are key Democrat Party planks. I liked him as Mars Blackmon in the Nike ads. That’s about it.


25 posted on 03/25/2011 10:14:31 AM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: frankenMonkey
I always thought Cleopatra looked like her:


26 posted on 03/25/2011 10:21:49 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: frankenMonkey

Maybe Spike was just commenting how stupid his mother was?


27 posted on 03/25/2011 10:27:44 AM PDT by sigzero
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To: Fiji Hill


The actual Cleopatra VII, from a contemporary marble bust.
But I like yours better...
28 posted on 03/25/2011 10:29:30 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (I need a new tagline...)
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To: sigzero
You could be right.
I just jumped to the racial implications of his statements.

Perhaps this is a "teachable moment"...
Or not.
29 posted on 03/25/2011 10:32:14 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (I need a new tagline...)
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To: SharpRightTurn
This bit about Celeopatra being African is a remnant of an egregious and discredited leftwing academic "Theory" called "afrocentrism."

A group of undereducated misfits back in the seventies, probably, were misled by a couple of kook books which advanced the idea that Egypt was really black and so all its ancient grandeur was the rightful inheritance of the black race. They even went off the wall with stories about ancient airplanes and other wondrous but long lost inventions. They asserted that the ancient Greeks of the Classical Age really stole everything we now think of as Greek from black africans in Egypt.

Unfortunately some gullible blacks have been just ignorant enough to buy into it.

30 posted on 03/25/2011 10:32:53 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: frankenMonkey

Racism rots the mind and the soul of a person. Spike Lee is a bitter, ugly person.


31 posted on 03/25/2011 10:57:20 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

“He told me to go F myself”

Usually that’s a salutation in New York, but Spike may have meant it for real, especially if you’re white.

He also has Napoleon complex.


32 posted on 03/25/2011 11:11:13 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: frankenMonkey

Another idiot.


33 posted on 03/25/2011 11:16:53 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: frankenMonkey

Yep sometimes you just have to shake your head...Hey Spike take your own adviice and learn up on history!Greeks are white DUHHHH.


34 posted on 03/25/2011 11:42:43 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Retired Greyhound

“...He also has Napoleon complex....”

Napoleaon was white. Maybe that’s why Spike hates his lot in life being short. Being compared to a short, white European who, Spike would assume, was racist. Just a thought.


35 posted on 03/25/2011 11:55:17 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (Impeach the Kenyan usurper. This administration is unConitutional. Show us the long form.)
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To: frankenMonkey
1. Genghis Khan did not look much like John Wayne

2. But Liz is close enough to Cleo for Hollywood work


36 posted on 03/26/2011 6:28:00 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Radioactive plume to hit USA. President Obama and family fly to Brazil)
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