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Another dictator toppled (here at home)
Townhall ^ | 10 December 2004 | Mona Charen

Posted on 12/10/2004 12:09:04 PM PST by concretebob

Mary Frances Berry, chairman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, is resigning. Those scratch marks on the floor may be from her fingernails as they dragged her from the building by her feet. Berry has been a member of the commission for 24 of its 47 years -- a record probably unmatched even in Washington, D.C., a city of sinecures.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: berry; civilrights; commission; districtofcolumbia; kersanow; maryfrancesberry; monacharen; racistcow
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1 posted on 12/10/2004 12:09:04 PM PST by concretebob
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To: concretebob

For the 2nd December in a row a tyrant has been pulled out of a spider hole.


2 posted on 12/10/2004 12:12:49 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: concretebob
I think that the Deputy US Marshal standing next to her desk might have persuaded her it was the best course of action.
3 posted on 12/10/2004 12:12:53 PM PST by Sthitch
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To: concretebob

Ding, dong, the witch is dead. Or at least her chairmanship is. Let sanity return ... which unfortuanately will have to await the hiring of an apolitical, professional staff to replace the leftist hanger-ons now working for the Commission.


4 posted on 12/10/2004 12:13:34 PM PST by pogo101
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To: concretebob

Thank you, God! Thank you, God!


5 posted on 12/10/2004 12:15:02 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: MeekOneGOP; Lady Jag; ancient_geezer; Thinkin' Gal; Iowa Granny; Grampa Dave
A Mona Charen PING...forgive me if you've already seen this. I like Ms Charen. She is a voice of reason on Capital Gang.
Before we had FoxNews, I had to watch cnn for news. Ms.Charen was always well-spoken, and intelligent
6 posted on 12/10/2004 12:15:59 PM PST by concretebob (but what do I know, I'm just an ignorant peasant)
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To: concretebob

Ding Dong the Witch is dead! Go back to some academic cave and preach your hatred from there MFB!


7 posted on 12/10/2004 12:16:12 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: pogo101
Keranow seems to be a very good choice. He'd be my choice.
However, see my tagline.
8 posted on 12/10/2004 12:17:53 PM PST by concretebob (but what do I know, I'm just an ignorant peasant)
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To: concretebob
Berry departs with allegations of mismanagement swirling about her head. The commission is small potatoes, Washington-wise, with a budget of only $9 million and a staff of only 70. But no one knows how that money has been spent over the past 12 years, while Berry has presided with an iron hand. Peter Kirsanow, a black conservative member of the commission, writes that the management of the agency is "completely dysfunctional." Record-keeping is said to be "indecipherable," and there hasn't been an independent audit (required by law) for 12 years.

Disgusting! I paid this b****'s salary! Ugh!

9 posted on 12/10/2004 12:18:34 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: concretebob
This is no surprise to those who've been following the commission's work. Under Berry's direction, the Civil Rights Commission published an utterly fallacious finding about the 2000 election in Florida, concluding that "countless Floridians ... were denied their right to vote."

When Commissioners Russell Redenbaugh and Abigail Thernstrom issued a minority report showing, among other things, that the commission had not interviewed a single Floridian who was denied the opportunity to vote, Berry ruled that the minority report could not be considered an official commission document because they had used the services (free) of a scholar named John Lott. It was not permitted, Berry asserted, to use the services of outside analysts -- even for free.

And this commission did not change a bit under Bush's first term...

10 posted on 12/10/2004 12:21:12 PM PST by 2banana (They want to die for Islam and we want to kill them)
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And this commission did not change a bit under Bush's first term...

Well, maybe, we'll see some changes this time around. I know how frustrating it is to watch absolute idiots make the rules. I have been known to throw objects at TV's during roundtable discussions.

Poor TV, it isn't its' fault.

11 posted on 12/10/2004 12:27:51 PM PST by concretebob (but what do I know, I'm just an ignorant peasant)
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To: concretebob

Wow, what a great year it's been! W's in for 4 more years, the Rs pick up 4 more senate seats, Dems are fighting it out for the DNC Chairmanship, 2 of the big 3 Anchors are GOING, GOING, GONE, and now this! WAHOO!


12 posted on 12/10/2004 12:40:26 PM PST by princess leah (\)
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To: concretebob

I know you can't tell by my calm voice and relaxed expression, but I'm happy happy happy.


13 posted on 12/10/2004 12:54:01 PM PST by Jaysun (I'm pleased to report that Arafat's condition remains stable.)
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To: Jaysun
The tune Happy Boy is now running through my head.

Thanks a bunch:)

14 posted on 12/10/2004 12:55:30 PM PST by concretebob (but what do I know, I'm just an ignorant peasant)
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To: concretebob
I have been known to throw objects at TV's during roundtable discussions. Poor TV, it isn't its' fault.

My uncontrollable fits of rage have prompted us to build a frame around our television and cover it with "chicken wire". So far so good. It's not patented or anything, so feel free, my fellow nut, feel free.
15 posted on 12/10/2004 12:57:30 PM PST by Jaysun (I'm pleased to report that Arafat's condition remains stable.)
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To: concretebob
Mary Frances Berry, chairman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, is resigning.

Yeah, right. She resigned the same way the contestants on "The Apprentice" resign at the end of the show. Oh... That's rigth, they're actually FIRED. And so was Berry!
16 posted on 12/10/2004 12:58:20 PM PST by AaronInCarolina
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To: concretebob
bump!

17 posted on 12/10/2004 12:59:29 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP! )
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To: AaronInCarolina
Those scratch marks on the floor may be from her fingernails as they dragged her from the building by her feet.

I love that line. It brings up such an interesting image in my mind

18 posted on 12/10/2004 12:59:52 PM PST by concretebob (but what do I know, I'm just an ignorant peasant)
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To: MeekOneGOP

:)


19 posted on 12/10/2004 1:00:38 PM PST by concretebob (but what do I know, I'm just an ignorant peasant)
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To: AaronInCarolina
Pat Buchanan coined the phrase:Nattering nabobs of negativism.

He should have included the word "nitpicking" in there, in honor of Berry.

"Nattering nitpicking nabobs of negativism"

20 posted on 12/10/2004 1:04:34 PM PST by concretebob (but what do I know, I'm just an ignorant peasant)
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