Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Bananas are so offensive
Ledger-Inquirer ^ | 3/2/05 | Tim Chitwood

Posted on 03/04/2005 9:43:17 AM PST by laissez- faire

Where bananas never end

The shriek of microphone feedback, the screech of fingernails on slate, the rippling reaction to an Atlanta-area woman's complaint about Columbus police officers' eating bananas at a Jan. 15 civil rights march.

Each is going to grate on people's nerves, over time, so there's a "make it stop" plea I'll obviously be ignoring by writing this. But I don't really control the microphone, or the slate, or the way talk radio and the Internet can amplify a whine into a squall.

And I certainly have no control over a congressman.

(Excerpt) Read more at ledger-enquirer.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: bananas; civilrights; complaints
THis is great. The woman complaining will not even say why she is so offended yet congressmen from both sides are getting involved.
1 posted on 03/04/2005 9:43:17 AM PST by laissez- faire
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire

"Loving you has made me bananas."


2 posted on 03/04/2005 9:46:11 AM PST by RexBeach (Keep CHRIST In Christmas - Or I'll Hit You With A Cream Pie!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire
YES, we have no bananas...

Racial hypersensitivity.

3 posted on 03/04/2005 9:47:44 AM PST by Snardius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire

Meanwhile, bananas remain a convenient source of potassium, which helps prevent muscle cramps during long periods of exertion. So it's unfortunate that in certain circumstances, someone may find the fruit offensive.


4 posted on 03/04/2005 9:50:25 AM PST by TheOtherOne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire; Snardius

This is gonna get better..lots....just you wait until Cynthia McKinney gets involved. How come no one wrote to her?


5 posted on 03/04/2005 9:50:45 AM PST by ken5050 (The Dem party is as dead as the NHL..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire
Geesh, considering the lewd behavior exhibited in most of these protests it's hard to listen to complaints about banana envy.
6 posted on 03/04/2005 9:51:05 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire
U.S. Congressman Tom Price has sent Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren a letter about the banana incident. Price, a Georgia Republican for the 6th District once represented by Newt Gingrich, writes that the woman so offended by officers' eating bananas has contacted his office. He would like Boren to address her complaint and send him copies of any correspondence.

That's the standard form letter sent by a congressional office to something out of their jurisdiction. I worked as an intern in my Congressman's district office when I was in high school, and when we got letters from constituents that dealt with things outside our jurisdiction, we'd copy the letter and send it to the right person with a form letter saying they should address it and cc us any correspondence.

7 posted on 03/04/2005 9:52:05 AM PST by mwyounce
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire

PETB?


8 posted on 03/04/2005 10:01:20 AM PST by MacDorcha (When I say "democratic" I don't mean "Athenian Mob Rule")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ken5050

Oh God, not HER!


9 posted on 03/04/2005 10:01:50 AM PST by MacDorcha (When I say "democratic" I don't mean "Athenian Mob Rule")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire

I wonder if cucumbers offend her?


10 posted on 03/04/2005 10:03:43 AM PST by js1138
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: js1138

I think this is more of a race thing than a sexual thing that offends her.


11 posted on 03/04/2005 10:06:02 AM PST by CollegeRepublican (South Park, Simpson's loving Republican here!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: RexBeach

"Your red scarf matches your eyes,
You close your cover before striking...."
I love that song!


12 posted on 03/04/2005 10:07:17 AM PST by talleyman (E=mc2 (before taxes))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire

I wonder how she feels about kumquats.


13 posted on 03/04/2005 10:10:17 AM PST by Lekker 1 ("Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value"-Ferdinand Foch, French War College, 1911)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire

Maybe she is upset because they were not eating oysters.


14 posted on 03/04/2005 10:10:48 AM PST by sportutegrl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire
Well, allow me to be the first to post an offensive picture then! ;-)

Child Eating Banana

15 posted on 03/04/2005 10:11:18 AM PST by TChris (Most people's capability for inference is severely overestimated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: talleyman

LOL! Yes, it's a good one!


16 posted on 03/04/2005 10:12:01 AM PST by RexBeach (Keep CHRIST In Christmas - Or I'll Hit You With A Cream Pie!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire
...anyone asked her yet how she fee;s about zucchini?


Doogle
17 posted on 03/04/2005 10:12:41 AM PST by Doogle (8th AF...4077TFW....408MMS....Ubon Thailand "69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire

(Real book, BTW)

18 posted on 03/04/2005 10:17:27 AM PST by Chinito (We ARE the people our parents warned us about....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire

Some women should be seen and not heard, I'm sick of whining women! Look at what they did to Larry Summers, Harvard - they were offended and now this guy is apologizing every day for SPEAKING THE TRUTH!

Offended by bananas?? Is this fruit discrimination? What about the eggplant, zucchini, cucumber, etc. the list is endless.

My God woman, find something constructive to do for heaven sake and the banana alone!


19 posted on 03/04/2005 10:31:52 AM PST by rockabyebaby (What goes around, comes around!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rockabyebaby

She must be a liberal.
She is telling other people what and what not to eat.
It's a control thing.


20 posted on 03/04/2005 11:55:36 AM PST by Kenny500c
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Lekker 1

Yer KILLIN' me here!


21 posted on 03/04/2005 11:58:52 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: laissez- faire

Yes, We Have No Bananas!

Frank Silver and Irving Cohn (1923)

There's a fruit store on our street
It's run by a Greek.
And he keeps good things to eat
But you should hear him speak!

When you ask him anything, he never answers "no".
He just "yes"es you to death,
And as he takes your dough, he tells you...

"Yes! We have no bananas
We have no bananas today!!
We have string beans and onions, cabBAges and scallions
And all kinds of fruit and say
We have an old fashioned toMAHto
A Long Island poTAHto, but

Yes! We have no bananas
We have no bananas today!"

Business got so good for him that he wrote home today,
"Send me Pete and Nick and Jim; I need help right away."
When he got them in the store, there was fun, you bet.
Someone asked for "sparrow grass"
and then the whole quartet
All answered:

"Yes, we have no bananas
We have-a no bananas today.
Just try those coconuts
Those wall-nuts and doughnuts
There ain't many nuts like they.
We'll sell you two kinds of red herring,
Dark brown, and ball-bearing.
But yes, we have no bananas
We have no bananas today."

Midi here if you don't know the tune:

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/../midi/bananas.mid


22 posted on 03/04/2005 12:01:16 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson