Skip to comments.Paula Deen SACKED From Food Network Hours After She Makes Grovelling Apology Over Racial Slurs
Posted on 06/21/2013 2:06:31 PM PDT by drewh
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“Pretty soon, its going to become a hate crime to watch Blazing Saddles.”
I just got that movie a few weeks ago. First comment my wife said just that, “No way could they make that again. Too many crybabies. No wonder minorities are on welfare, they just ain’t that tough. Can’t handle life.”
Alec also called his daughter a pig. I guess it’s ok to be coarse for some people, but not when you portray a grandmotherly Southern cook whose mouth butter wouldn’t melt in. It’s about the image I guess. I don’t know why I care about this, I don’t watch her show or like her phony personality, I just think she should have been forgiven. Now that she’s been mugged, maybe she’ll wake up and turn conservative.
First, I am in north Florida and you have never seen so many beautiful babies of mixed color being carried around by redneck grandparents. I swear.
But I remember hearing grandpa talk about mass hangings of “them” at the courthouse square. He was otherwise very decent man.
His son my Dad sent away inlaws in 70s,interracial marriage, not welcome on his land.
All those pretty babies though prove how far we have come.
Rule 1: NEVER apologize. They will do what they will do anyway, without regard to your apology. At least this way you exit with some dignity and self respect.
Good post. Historical reminder that the entire nation participated with slavery, regardless of how it started, or ended. It was an ugly time in history for the entire planet, although much of the planet still enslaves people and Democrats still keep blacks on the plantation with welfare. I think that liberal vs conservative is back to Democrats versus everyone else circa 1800, primarily cities versus rural.
I could care less about her politics. Her recipes were awful.
That's Free Speech and Freedom of Association today.
Hollywood and the Left glamorize cross-breeding, but you can't mention it (we have one of those products in the White Hut).
My uncle, RIP, used to always call his best friend, a woman he had known since the early 1950’s, “the little nigger girl”. She always referred to him as “that cracka boy I grew up with.” They were never romantically involved, both having married someone else, but they grew up together, worked together, and loved each other very much. The words were the dialect of their time, not insults.
LOL! We were just discussing how her Savannah-style furniture would soon be on clearance.
Just a coupla racists, hanging out, eatin’ chicken.
Not near often enough.
True. But, when you choose to support the philosophy that places political correctness above common sense, and do so in a very public manner, you reap what you sow. Had it been a solid Conservative in that position, she would have been in the chorus screaming for blood. Liberals are generally hypocrites, this one got caught in the mousetrap.
Hmm. I could have sworn that slaves came from the Dutch West Indies in 1619. In Virginia. Yep, think that’s right. Yep. It is right.
Bingo. She had already been forced to switch to a “healthy” dish every couple of episodes. I don’t know how long “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” will survive, either.
Paula will still be required to bring out all her bed sheets and pillow cases to see if any have eye holes in them.
“Anthony Johnson, a free black, later owned the American Colonies’ first true slave”^
(Schneider, Carl and Schneider, Dorothy. Slavery in America, New York: Infobase Publishing, 2007) wikipedia
Well, this is the first I’ve known of her political persuasion. She and George Zimmerman are in the same boat....encountering the Obama treatment they voted for.
You’re right. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Moochelle could very well be lurking in the background of Paula Deen’s downfall. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit.
Are you saying that people in the South aren’t normal?
No freaking way:
and p.s. - never would I have paid a penny to dine in that tourist trap had I known her politics. Very smart, Paula, for keeping it quiet.
Incorrect. Being racist CAN be forgiven if you advance the Left's agenda sufficiently. Paula did not, so she was expendable as a lesson to the rest.
Meanwhile, Bill Clinton could use the word as much as he wanted without consequence
Larry Patterson confirmed that he frequently heard Bill Clinton use n****r to refer to both Jesse Jackson and local Little Rock black leader Robert Say McIntosh. Longtime Clinton paramour Dolly Kyle Browning corroborated Patterson on Clintons use of n****r. Not only did he use the N word, he called him a GDN [goddamn n****r], if you catch my drift, Browning told Fox News in 1999. [NewsMax, 17 July 2000] Brown also told NewsMax that the president would regularly make derogatory comments about African-Americans in private. He has used the N word before. Bill would make snide remarks about blacks behind their backs. [Carl Limbacher and NewsMax Staff, 17 July 2000]
LOL by all means no, seeing as I'm from South Carolina and I consider myself really normal. Was just trying to put the mores in the right perspective.
Why hate, it's just a word and the word is nigger.
Brothas and sistas call each other nigga all day long and it's not hateful.
It only becomes hateful if a white person uses it? How insane is that?
Unless it is being a black racist then it is superior to non-racists.
Yep...they're being niggardly in who they apply blame to.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
After she campaigned for Obama, I could care less about what happens to her. Live by the Dems, die by the Dems.
The first slave (as opposed to indentured servant who would work for a period until repaying their passage and gaining their freedom) was John Casor.
It was a Northhampton county court that ruled John Casor could be held in servitude "for the duration of his life". He was the first slave, and he in fact owned by a black man (Anthony Johnson, formerly an indentured servant himself). Because he was black the court decided he didn't have the rights of an English subject under common law. It was the beginning of black slavery in the U.S. The Virginia legislature codified slavery not long after.
As Zimmerman used to say, “I guarantee it!”
I remember after the Tiger Woods incident I had gone to Toys R’ Us for lunch, went back to work and told everyone I noticed anything to do with him was on the clearance shelf.
Hecky Durn! Any reports on Sir Hillary Rodham?
I have had many friends of different color, religion, etc., and we could tell jokes about each other without being offended. I guess the difference is none of us were actually bigoted, and none of us had any monetary incentive to file a complaint.
Paula loves Jimmy Carter. Many from Albany, GA (her hometown) loved him because he was from Georgia but I understand she is a devout liberal.
The media won’t admit she is a Dem..they say she is from the South, implying that she is a Republican
paint it black
“What in the wide, wide world of sports is a-goin’ on here?”-
Then if she’s consistent in her liberalism she should be very happy with what is happening to her now.
I believe you meant de-segregation.
I remember that time (I was raised in the once-great Commonwealth of MA before escaping to NH). Judge Garrity, over-ruled the constitutional right of Freedom of Association (sending your child to school in a neighborhood you chose to live in) and forced busing. I guess liberals never understood the “one bad apple” concept. They seem to subscribe to the idea that bad students would be lifted up by putting them in good schools, despite the repeated, irrefutable evidence that the good students are pulled down instead. Those liberals who decry “White flight” need look no further than our “benignly” despotic government seeking to create their racial Utopia over the bodies of innocent students.
My rant is a little off-topic to the thread, but although I blame MA and Boston for a lot, I think the impacted residents who rightly complained deserve to be cut some slack on this issue.
One big Pile of Steaming Petard!! with BUTTER!!
My Mom was born in the early 1920s in Indiana. When she was growing up, it was against the law in that county for a black man to be in the county between sundown and sunrise. She said the law was changed when she was around 10-12.
I remember as a kid growing up I was proud to live in a country where you were free to think and express yourself as you wish. “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me”.
Southern accent and gleefully cooking in animal fat meant she was pretty much doomed to be thrown under the bus.
The irony is that southern soul food, for which she has been an ambassador of sorts, is probably one of the few areas of genuine shared culture that blacks and whites in this country have.
She should have just stuck to her original statement she made in court and refused all TV interviews and kept her dignity and let it die down. But they always have to buckle under to the pressure and start grovelling. It never works.
For every time Paula said the “N” word the black comics on the comedy channel stand up say it a 100 times.
“I dont care much for Paula Deen but she did not deserve what theyll going to do to her.”
Agreed. I honestly don’t think Paula Deen is a racist, she voted for Obama, for heaven’s sake. I called somebody a retard (I was alone) for pulling out in front of me the other day but that doesn’t mean I hate retarded people, (sorry, mentally challenged). That said, I hope this serves as a learning example to celebrities about stating their political opinions. She came out as a liberal democrat and alienated half her fan base. Now, with this new racist allegation, she’s alienated even more fans. Celebrities, keep your opinions to yourself and do what you do best, sing, act, cook, whatever.
If youre a Spanish teacher, you may want to be careful when teaching colors to your students.
Petrona Smith, 65,was fired from New York Citys PS 211 in March 2012 after a seventh-grader reported the alleged insult. According to Smiths lawsuit, she was using the word negro for the color black, since she was teaching a lesson on colors. She is now suing the city.
They havent even accounted for how absurd it is for someone whos black to be using a racial slur to a student, said Shaun Reid, Smiths attorney. Talk about context! Theres a lot of things wrong here.
I was in a business meeting and I don’t remember what brought up the subject but I said something about “Indians” referring to what is now “native Americans”. Some liberal bit.. lit into me; when she finished I told her that I was Cherokee and we always referred to ourselves as indians, and some white woman wasn’t going to stop me. She shut up.
P’etrona Smith, 65,was fired from New York Citys PS 211 in March 2012 after a seventh-grader reported the alleged insult. According to Smiths lawsuit, she was using the word negro for the color black, since she was teaching a lesson on colors. She is now suing the city.’
I hope she wins. PC is beyond ridiculous. I’ve heard the Labour Party in the UK says the word blackboard is “racist”.
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