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Paula Deen SACKED From Food Network Hours After She Makes Grovelling Apology Over Racial Slurs
UK Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 16:00 EST, 21 June 2013 | By Rachel Quigley

Posted on 06/21/2013 2:06:31 PM PDT by drewh

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To: ReformationFan

“Pretty soon, it’s 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.”


101 posted on 06/21/2013 3:06:56 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: advertising guy

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.


102 posted on 06/21/2013 3:07:15 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: estrogen

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.


103 posted on 06/21/2013 3:08:22 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: drewh

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.


104 posted on 06/21/2013 3:09:53 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Crusher138

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.


105 posted on 06/21/2013 3:10:08 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: CodeToad

I could care less about her politics. Her recipes were awful.


106 posted on 06/21/2013 3:10:16 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: drewh
Don't mess with Political Correctness even when you are accurate in the words you choose, and it is factual, you can't "hurt someone's feelings" when they are outed.

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).

107 posted on 06/21/2013 3:11:52 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Coldwater Creek

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.


108 posted on 06/21/2013 3:12:48 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: ErnBatavia

LOL! We were just discussing how her Savannah-style furniture would soon be on clearance.


109 posted on 06/21/2013 3:12:54 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: COBOL2Java

Just a coupla racists, hanging out, eatin’ chicken.


110 posted on 06/21/2013 3:13:05 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: ErnBatavia
"I love it when leftists get mired in the sh*t."

Not near often enough.

111 posted on 06/21/2013 3:14:53 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: estrogen
this blows my mind......who in this forum has never told an off color or racial joke? I hate the n word and would never even use it in a joke, BUT Paula Deen grew up in a segregated era in the south and I’m sure they feel totally different than the normal person. PC run amok

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.

112 posted on 06/21/2013 3:15:26 PM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: CodeToad

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.


113 posted on 06/21/2013 3:15:53 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


114 posted on 06/21/2013 3:17:15 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: drewh

Paula will still be required to bring out all her bed sheets and pillow cases to see if any have eye holes in them.


115 posted on 06/21/2013 3:18:03 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: LS

“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


116 posted on 06/21/2013 3:20:54 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: drewh
No one thinks twice about referring to God's last name as Damn. VERY VERY offensive to me!
117 posted on 06/21/2013 3:20:57 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: informavoracious

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.


118 posted on 06/21/2013 3:22:22 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: KittenClaws; MinuteGal

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.


119 posted on 06/21/2013 3:22:46 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: estrogen

Are you saying that people in the South aren’t normal?


120 posted on 06/21/2013 3:23:29 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: CodeToad

No freaking way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsj4s9z-EAE


121 posted on 06/21/2013 3:24:47 PM PDT by DManA
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To: EnquiringMind

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.


122 posted on 06/21/2013 3:27:43 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: dfwgator
The only unforgivable “crime” in this country is being a racist.

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 Clinton’s 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]

123 posted on 06/21/2013 3:27:59 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Coldwater Creek
Are you saying that people in the South aren’t normal?

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.

124 posted on 06/21/2013 3:29:00 PM PDT by estrogen (voter fraud was huge)
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To: estrogen
I hate the n word and would never even use it in a joke, BUT

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?

125 posted on 06/21/2013 3:33:05 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: CodeToad
“The only unforgivable “crime” in this country is being a racist.”

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!

126 posted on 06/21/2013 3:33:52 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: drewh
Hmmmm. Stabbed over a piece of chicken.
127 posted on 06/21/2013 3:34:06 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: drewh

After she campaigned for Obama, I could care less about what happens to her. Live by the Dems, die by the Dems.


128 posted on 06/21/2013 3:36:11 PM PDT by tioga
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To: CodeToad
Who is talking about Virginia? That story is from Connecticut.

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.

129 posted on 06/21/2013 3:36:14 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: FreedomStar3028

bedwetter alert....


130 posted on 06/21/2013 3:39:44 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: EnquiringMind

As Zimmerman used to say, “I guarantee it!”


131 posted on 06/21/2013 3:45:12 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Michael.SF.

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.


132 posted on 06/21/2013 3:47:18 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: PapaBear3625

Hecky Durn! Any reports on Sir Hillary Rodham?


133 posted on 06/21/2013 3:47:27 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: estrogen

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.


134 posted on 06/21/2013 3:52:25 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: estrogen

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.


135 posted on 06/21/2013 3:55:01 PM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: Michael.SF.

The media won’t admit she is a Dem..they say she is from the South, implying that she is a Republican


136 posted on 06/21/2013 3:55:01 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Ann Archy

paint it black

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPVUa29kHu8


137 posted on 06/21/2013 3:59:58 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: CodeToad

Indeed.

“What in the wide, wide world of sports is a-goin’ on here?”-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7QF32mxftE


138 posted on 06/21/2013 4:00:13 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: peggybac

Then if she’s consistent in her liberalism she should be very happy with what is happening to her now.


139 posted on 06/21/2013 4:01:23 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: MeganC

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.


140 posted on 06/21/2013 4:04:39 PM PDT by PTBAA
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To: dfwgator

One big Pile of Steaming Petard!! with BUTTER!!


141 posted on 06/21/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: CodeToad; estrogen

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.


142 posted on 06/21/2013 4:08:37 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: erlayman

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”.


143 posted on 06/21/2013 4:09:10 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: drewh

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.


144 posted on 06/21/2013 4:09:17 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: drewh

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.


145 posted on 06/21/2013 4:10:22 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: baddog 219

“I don’t care much for Paula Deen but she did not deserve what they’ll 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.


146 posted on 06/21/2013 4:14:08 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: cherry
George and Paula.....ONCE YOU'VE KISSED THE HINEY OF THE RAT MACHINE, YOU ARE THEIR PAWN TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT, WHENEVER.


147 posted on 06/21/2013 4:14:23 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: NTHockey

If you’re a Spanish teacher, you may want to be careful when teaching colors to your students.

Petrona Smith, 65,was fired from New York City’s PS 211 in March 2012 after a seventh-grader reported the alleged insult. According to Smith’s 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 haven’t even accounted for how absurd it is for someone who’s black to be using a racial slur to a student,” said Shaun Reid, Smith’s attorney. “Talk about context! There’s a lot of things wrong here.”


148 posted on 06/21/2013 4:15:09 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: baddog 219

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.


149 posted on 06/21/2013 4:23:10 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

P’etrona Smith, 65,was fired from New York City’s PS 211 in March 2012 after a seventh-grader reported the alleged insult. According to Smith’s 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”.


150 posted on 06/21/2013 4:23:57 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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