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Belafonte, Farrakhan speak at Gary gathering
Fort Wayne.com ^ | 3/11/2006

Posted on 03/12/2006 2:31:10 PM PST by Mike Bates

GARY, Ind. - Entertainer Harry Belafonte renewed his criticism of President Bush and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan urged education reform during the second day of the 2006 National Black Peoples Unity Convention.

The four-day gathering is aimed at developing a long-term economic empowerment plan for blacks.

Farrakhan said the U.S. educational system has failed to teach blacks basic skills and how to succeed after graduation and requires massive restructuring.

"Black people all over America and all over the world, there is something wrong with the way we have been trained in a white supremacist, racist environment," Farrakhan told about 700 people gathered in the gymnasium of Gary West Side High School on Friday.

"You have not been trained to succeed," he said. "We must never sell that lie to the next generation of black children, that the system works for all. It does not."

Belafonte was heavily critical of the White House's handling of hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

"How can we have Katrina and tens of thousands of people staring into the abyss of this tragedy ... and not have the nation of black folk in righteous indignation walking on this nation, saying `pay attention,' "he said.

"What do we need to know? ... What do we need to have done to us before we wake up?"

He also repeated criticisms of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other black members of the Bush administration, who he said had not publicly questioned White House decisions in the war in Iraq or policies that have hurt the poor.

"It means nothing to me if they are black if they are dishonorable," Belafonte said. "It means nothing to me if they are black and intelligent and sit and hide in places in government where they can shape no policy."

The convention ends Sunday.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: belafonte; farrakhan; harrybelafonte; nationofislam; noi
Harry Belafonte: Still Bananas After All These Years.

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

1 posted on 03/12/2006 2:31:14 PM PST by Mike Bates
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To: Mike Bates

Belafonte & Farrakhan

my tagline says it all...


2 posted on 03/12/2006 2:33:58 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots. Semper Fi!)
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To: Mike Bates

Well I guess Blacks learn in a different way than Whites. No wonder there are no successful blacks and if they are successful then they must be Uncle Tom's.

Of course we don't expect less from any other type of people. Personal responsiblity is a thing of the past.


3 posted on 03/12/2006 2:38:26 PM PST by Almondjoy
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To: Mike Bates

a Calypso duet?


4 posted on 03/12/2006 2:42:53 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: Mike Bates

where's a mothership when you need one?


5 posted on 03/12/2006 2:49:54 PM PST by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslims never stopped. a 2010 useless reply odyssey.)
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To: Mike Bates

If any city in America represented Hell, it would be Gary, Indiana.


6 posted on 03/12/2006 2:49:54 PM PST by marvlus
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To: Mike Bates

Ib order to succeed you have to work and thats something that farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine waters et. al have no experience with.


7 posted on 03/12/2006 2:53:16 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Mike Bates

Birds of a feather flock together.


8 posted on 03/12/2006 2:53:55 PM PST by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: Mike Bates
The epitome of dementia...
9 posted on 03/12/2006 2:54:34 PM PST by Dallas59 (ALLAH DOES NOT EXIST - MOHAMMED LIED)
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To: Almondjoy
Personal responsibility is a thing of the past.

Personal responsibility? We don't need no steenking personal responsibility

10 posted on 03/12/2006 3:01:06 PM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: King Prout
a Calypso duet?

Calypso Gene isn't as big a dupe as Harry.

11 posted on 03/12/2006 3:02:17 PM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: marvlus
"If any city in America represented Hell, it would be Gary, Indiana."

LOL! And a great headline that mentions Farrakhan, Belafonte and Gary, Indiana. All cut from the same cloth of pathos.

13 posted on 03/12/2006 3:15:59 PM PST by fat city ("Journalists are sloppy, lazy and on expense account")
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To: marvlus
"If any city in America represented Hell, it would be Gary, Indiana."

We got lost once going to Indiana Dunes,ended up in Gary,(we`re from Tn) There was a very nice black man came over to us and told us we were in a very dangerous town. That friggin commie Belefonte has gotta be 90 if if he`s a day. I know I`ve been sick of him what seems like forever
14 posted on 03/12/2006 3:41:23 PM PST by 31M20RedDevil
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To: King Prout

Call it Belakhan


15 posted on 03/12/2006 3:54:54 PM PST by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: marvlus
Gary, Indiana is the town that gave us all a scorching case of the lovable Jackson Family. I say nuke 'em.

Harry Belafonte is from not the U.S. Harry Belafonte should go back to not from the U.S. and take the other miscreants who have made a fortune here with him.
16 posted on 03/12/2006 4:29:13 PM PST by ishabibble
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To: Mike Bates

It's all everyone else's fault! Waa waa waa! Pathetic loser hate mangers.


17 posted on 03/12/2006 4:34:40 PM PST by vpintheak (Liberal = The antithesis of Freedom and Patriotism)
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To: Mike Bates

Perhaps more ebonics would help, and maybe some variety of fuzzy math that makes 2+2 whatever a guy holding his gun sideways says it is. Not being a professional educator (it is a hobby) I can only make suggestions.


18 posted on 03/12/2006 4:41:38 PM PST by KarinG1 (Some of us are trying to engage in philosophical discourse. Please don't allow us to interrupt you.)
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To: Mike Bates
"Entertainer Harry Belafonte renewed his criticism...and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan urged education reform..." INFAMY AND IRONY !!!
19 posted on 03/12/2006 5:01:57 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: King Prout

a Calypso duet? INFAMY AND IRONY !!!


20 posted on 03/12/2006 5:04:21 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: King Prout

a Calypso duet? INFAMY AND IRONY !!!


21 posted on 03/12/2006 5:04:28 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: King Prout

a Calypso duet? INFAMY AND IRONY !!!


22 posted on 03/12/2006 5:05:18 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: Mike Bates
A Marxist and an Islamonut. Belafonte and Chicken Lou Little: A Comedy Of The Absurd.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

23 posted on 03/12/2006 5:08:29 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: All
Klaatu Barada Nikto!
24 posted on 03/12/2006 5:11:07 PM PST by sono ("If Congressional brains were cargo, there'd be nothing to unload." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: sono
2006 National Black Peoples Unity Convention.

Am I the only one who finds this offensive?

25 posted on 03/12/2006 5:20:45 PM PST by phil1750 (Love like you've never been hurt;Dance like nobody's watching;PRAY like it's your last prayer)
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To: purpleland
a Calypso duet? INFAMY AND IRONY !!!

a quip so nice, you said it thrice ;)

26 posted on 03/12/2006 5:24:18 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: sono

what is that?
is that the ultimate source of "Klaatu Barada Nicto"?


27 posted on 03/12/2006 5:25:17 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: phil1750

no, you are far from alone in that reaction.


28 posted on 03/12/2006 5:25:58 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: King Prout

what is that?
is that the ultimate source of "Klaatu Barada Nicto"?


Dude, it's from the movie 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'
It's a classic- go rent...
That's a screenshot, btw...


29 posted on 03/12/2006 5:33:21 PM PST by Dawsonville_Doc
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To: purpleland

SORRY for the burps! I really smack that "POST" button when I am angry.


30 posted on 03/12/2006 5:41:36 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: purpleland

Infamy and irony.. together in perfect harmony
Isn't that a Michael Jackson tune?


31 posted on 03/12/2006 5:43:18 PM PST by pnut22
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To: King Prout

a Calypso duet?

"INFAMY AND IRONY !!!"

a quip so nice, you said it thrice ;)

***Clever couplet! ;)

***
(When I am angry, I really over strike the "POST" button.
Like triple exclamation marks!!!)




32 posted on 03/12/2006 5:48:03 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: King Prout
Klaatu prior to being shot by the Troops in DC, early in The Day The Earth Stood Still.
33 posted on 03/12/2006 5:49:00 PM PST by sono ("If Congressional brains were cargo, there'd be nothing to unload." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: pnut22

"Infamy and irony..." together in perfect harmony
Isn't that a Michael Jackson tune?

It could be Michael Jackson's SWAN SONG...


34 posted on 03/12/2006 5:52:12 PM PST by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: Dawsonville_Doc

Dude, never seen that movie

if you must execute me, may I select the manner of my going?

oh, check your FReepmail - I've been clever


35 posted on 03/12/2006 9:46:05 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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To: sono

never seen it, but am glad to know the source of the Words that Ash messed up ;)


36 posted on 03/12/2006 9:47:02 PM PST by King Prout (many accuse me of being overly literal... this would not be a problem if many were not under-precise)
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