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Posted on 05/19/2004 10:53:40 AM PDT by Pikamax
Cosby, Saying the Darndest Things
Bill Cosby was anything but politically correct in his remarks Monday night at a Constitution Hall bash commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. To astonishment, laughter and applause, Cosby mocked everything from urban fashion to black spending and speaking habits.
Bill Cosby, ready to let off steam. (Lawrence Jackson - AP)
"Ladies and gentlemen, the lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal," he declared. "These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids -- $500 sneakers for what? And won't spend $200 for 'Hooked on Phonics.' . . .
"They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English," he exclaimed. "I can't even talk the way these people talk: 'Why you ain't,' 'Where you is' . . . And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk. . . . Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. . . . You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth!"
The Post's Hamil Harris reports that Cosby also turned his wrath to "the incarcerated," saying: "These are not political criminals. These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake and then we run out and we are outraged, [saying] 'The cops shouldn't have shot him.' What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand?"
When Cosby finally concluded, Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert, NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and NAACP legal defense fund head Theodore Shaw came to the podium looking stone-faced. Shaw told the crowd that most people on welfare are not African American, and many of the problems his organization has addressed in the black community were not self-inflicted.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Cosby is bucking to be the most hated black man to the Left since Clarence Thomas. Pure heresy.
Wow, that's interesting! The only time I've ever seen Cosby interviewed on a talk show, he was rudely and sullenly anti-white. Which I thought was ironic since he'd gotten rich off the affection of white-bread middle America.
That is AWESOME! Anyone have a link to a complete transcript?
I always liked Cosby. I don't know what his politics are.
Hate to burst your bubble, but Cosby is an avowed leftie who snubed Dr. Rice not too long ago.
Perhaps C-span will show it. Might wind up in their on-demand internet archives.
Thanks for giving me my second pleasant surprise today.
(The first was the posting on Gene Simmons...)
And the trifecta came later in the Cosby column:
" Add one more to the Republicans-who-live-in-Hollywood list. (How many is that now? Five?) The ever-shrinking Lara Flynn Boyle tells Us Weekly that Democrat John Kerry ain't her man. "I'm Irish Catholic, so a Democrat by blood," Jack Nicholson's former flame reveals, "but I'm 100 percent for Bush. I want my president to be like my agent: Not afraid of people, but wants my best interest."
Cosby is a total liberal. Except he doesn't have much use for idiots.
How long can you tread water?"
At least what was excerpted was right on target!!!
Kweisi Mfume must be Mfuming over this. If the speaker were white, he'd have been shot on the spot. If any other black, he'd have been villified to the extreme...
But this is Bill Cosby, one of the most beloved and respected black men in the country no matter what your political affiliation or race is. It would be suicide for anybody to go after him.
This is just so classic!
He always has had no love for black people who he thinks make them look bad, when def jam comedy was on HBO he would berate russel simmons and the comics like crazy as nothing more than minstrels.
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