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Bill Cosby tells New Orleans blacks to reject crime
Reuters ^ | 01 Apr 06 | Russell McCulley

Posted on 04/02/2006 6:28:05 AM PDT by rellimpank

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Entertainer Bill Cosby urged New Orleans' black population on Saturday to cleanse itself of a culture of crime as it rebuilds from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina last year.

Cosby, whose criticism of some aspects of modern African-American culture has stirred controversy in recent years, told a rally headed by black leaders that the city needed to look at the "wound" it had before Katrina struck.

"It's painful, but we can't cleanse ourselves unless we look at the wound," Cosby told the rally of about 2,000 people in front of the city's convention center.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bill; billcosby; blanco; corruption; cosby; fema; gangs; hurriance; katrina; nagin; neworleans; ray; raynagin; rita; saints; welfare

1 posted on 04/02/2006 6:28:08 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Which issue will explode first? Illegal invaders or NO?


2 posted on 04/02/2006 6:29:27 AM PDT by stopem (Call any co you deal with and insist they not let any illegal work on or near your property, we did!)
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To: rellimpank
The poverty pimps beside Bill Cosby must have been seething. They want to hear it was ALL BUSH'S FAULT! Cosby shocked them by addressing black problems blacks had to address to get their lives back in order again.

(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.")

3 posted on 04/02/2006 6:30:13 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: rellimpank
Bill Cosby has become a new "John the Baptist".

Let's see who follows.

4 posted on 04/02/2006 6:30:26 AM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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To: rellimpank

I wish Cosby would come to Houston and have a little talk with the New Orleans transplanted blacks about cleansing themselves of a culture of crime since our crime rate has risen 20% since their arrival.


5 posted on 04/02/2006 6:32:16 AM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are familiar bedfellows)
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To: rellimpank

Got to hand it to the Coz on this one. A voice of reason was needed --- but will it be heeded? Geez, I'm rhyming like Jesse Jackson ... need more coffee!


6 posted on 04/02/2006 6:33:19 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

not many.....


7 posted on 04/02/2006 6:34:18 AM PDT by sammyt7
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To: stopem

"New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is black and faces 21 challengers in his re-election campaign, said not enough was being done to guarantee a fair vote."

Translation: If I don't win, it wasn't fair..


8 posted on 04/02/2006 6:34:49 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Islam is a religion of peace and they'll behead 13 year old girls to prove it...)
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To: goldstategop

Bill Cosby is right. And everybody knows he's right. Staying away from politics makes him bulletproof.


9 posted on 04/02/2006 6:37:04 AM PDT by BobS
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To: rellimpank

I would like, to talk to yooohooo...


10 posted on 04/02/2006 6:37:05 AM PDT by TeddyCon
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To: rellimpank
Entertainer Bill Cosby urged New Orleans' black population on Saturday to cleanse itself of a culture of crime

He might want to deliver the same message to the Louisiana politicians.

12 posted on 04/02/2006 6:39:07 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: rellimpank

"Ladies and gentlemen, you had the highest murder rate, unto each other. You were dealing drugs to each other. You were impregnating our 13-, 12-, 11-year-old children," he said.

"What kind of a village is that?" (Cosby)

(snip)




"If we in fact can use this technology for Mexican-Americans and Mexico, then we ought to," Jackson said. "If we can use this technology for Iraqi-Americans in America to Baghdad, then we ought to. We can use the same technology for New Orleanians, wherever they are in America."

(snip)

"We deserve to be treated like Americans," (Nagin) said.


13 posted on 04/02/2006 6:44:31 AM PDT by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: rellimpank
I almost did not reply to this story. I have just one comment. Why is it news worthy when a Black Personality says something which an ordinary white person could not without being called a racist?
14 posted on 04/02/2006 6:49:45 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: maggief

A village of idiots, Mr. Cosby, A village of idiots led by Idiots.


15 posted on 04/02/2006 6:53:01 AM PDT by usmcobra (I always sing Karaoke the way it is meant to be sung, drunk, badly, and in Japanese)
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To: rellimpank

"Entertainer Bill Cosby urged New Orleans' black population on Saturday to cleanse itself of a culture of crime"

Nice to hear such truth for a change. Unfortunately if Bill was white he'd be labeld a racist and a bigot.


16 posted on 04/02/2006 7:01:37 AM PDT by cougar_mccxxi
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To: cougar_mccxxi

Don't worry. The welfare pimps have their investigators out and about to find more damaging info about Cosby. You don't think these stories about sexual harassment or out of wedlock kids appear by accident?


17 posted on 04/02/2006 7:20:12 AM PDT by xkaydet65 (Peace, Love, Brotherhood, and Firepower. And the greatest of these is Firepower!)
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To: cougar_mccxxi
Nice to hear such truth for a change. Unfortunately if Bill was white he'd be labeld a racist and a bigot.

Fortunately, Bill Cosby isn't white. I'll applaud whoever speaks the truth, whatever their color.

18 posted on 04/02/2006 7:24:48 AM PDT by Terabitten (The only time you can have too much ammunition is when you're swimming.)
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To: cougar_mccxxi

There are tons of jobs available in the NO area and Biloxi.

They pay $100 a day, plus $35 for food, plus free hotel.

That comes out to about $40K a yr.

How come these hurricane "refugees" aren't down there working?


19 posted on 04/02/2006 7:30:03 AM PDT by Sometimes A River (America can do nothing for the Muslim world)
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To: Acts 2:38

They pay $100 a day, plus $35 for food, plus free hotel.

That comes out to about $40K a yr.

How come these hurricane "refugees" aren't down there working?"">


Because they're getting more that without working from the govt for being "victims"? (sad but true)


20 posted on 04/02/2006 7:51:57 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K ("Ye shall know them by their fruits" ;-))
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Rather, the question should be, why is the Media not pointing this out?

To tell the truth these days is a revolutionary act.


21 posted on 04/02/2006 8:09:09 AM PDT by Sometimes A River (America can do nothing for the Muslim world)
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To: goldstategop
"addressing black problems blacks had to address to get their lives back in order again."

addressing black problems blacks had to address to get their lives back in order again.

There, I fixed it.

22 posted on 04/02/2006 8:40:31 AM PDT by El Gran Salseron (The FR Canteen's Resident Equal Opportunity Male Chauvinist Pig! :-))
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To: wmileo

Just be thankful he is saying it.


23 posted on 04/02/2006 8:44:03 AM PDT by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: rellimpank

The last time Bill Cosby started shooting his mouth off about 'black' problems, he had 16 women come forward saying he had raped them. Note to Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton: 1 or 2 accusations of rape is a smear job - 16 accusations of rape is simply unbelievable.
Hopefully, the 'black community' will listen to Bill this time.


24 posted on 04/02/2006 9:00:27 AM PDT by Right Wing Agitator (Keeping Liberals Angry!)
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To: demkicker

You have my sympathy. I've been hearing reports about what has happened to the schools in the Houston area.


25 posted on 04/02/2006 9:04:36 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: stopem

Dr. Cosby doesn't blame life's troubles on "the man." Makes him a bit out of place among the pimp crowd.


26 posted on 04/02/2006 3:17:22 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: rellimpank

Did anyone see Lauren Lake (black female apologist) on O'Reilly debating John Kasich??

Kasich was quoting Cosby, talking about black-on-black murder, black dropout rates, young black girls getting pregnant...

She basically blamed society (Surprise, Surprise). It was almost as if she was saying..."That's right, and until you white people step in and do something about it, we're gonna keep on keepin' on".

I guess she thinks that society gives blacks no other choice but to kill each other, and that blacks are incapable of restraining themselves.

Truly bizarre.


27 posted on 04/03/2006 5:21:56 PM PDT by TruthHurts001
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To: maggief

28 posted on 04/04/2006 7:44:48 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: rellimpank

"Ladies and gentlemen, you had the highest murder rate, unto each other.

You were dealing drugs to each other.

You were impregnating our 13-, 12-, 11-year-old children," he said.

"What kind of a village is that?"


29 posted on 04/04/2006 7:47:06 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Acts 2:38; Gordongekko909

The Revs Al and Jesse love to blame someone else for their own problems and then demand reparations.


30 posted on 04/04/2006 7:51:02 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Cosby:"You see, when you bust a brother in the head, you don't always check to make sure it ain't a rich brother like us. You need to pay more attention to that detail. "
Sharpton: "Hurry up, Bill. If I stay in this heat much longer, I'm going to turn from Cab Calloway to Angela Davis. You there. Officer, please check that young man there for a weapon. He is wearing too much jewelry"

31 posted on 04/04/2006 7:55:36 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: goldstategop

I don't know why anyone would be surprised, this has been Cosby's theme for years now.


32 posted on 04/04/2006 8:03:42 AM PDT by AmishDude (AmishDude, servant of the dark lord Xenu.)
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To: AmishDude

Bill Cosby politically incorrect at bash celebrating Brown v. Board of Education

"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?"


33 posted on 04/04/2006 8:27:40 AM PDT by Milhous (Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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To: wmileo

Ditto. I've a question, as well. "...the rally of about 2,000 people IN FRONT of the city's convention center."

They wouldn't let them inside?


34 posted on 04/04/2006 8:27:42 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: TruthHurts001

Yes, I saw Lauren Lake. She epitomizes what is wrong in the black "community." She is a bitter woman who is not using her intelligence. She offered no solutions, just excuses.

I firmly believe that, by and large, blacks are more racist than whites. (gasp!)


35 posted on 04/04/2006 9:08:43 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Islamic Terrorists, the Mainstream Media and the Democrat Party Have the Same Goals in Iraq.)
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To: Acts 2:38
Actually, I can tell you this.

It's because there is no housing down here. There are jobs. And they are paying extremely well. And if one were to take a job, then one could theoretically afford housing. But there is no housing to be had.

So unless these folks can get a FEMA trailer somewhere, they've got nowhere to live here, and therefore, there is little incentive to work here. The people who actually are here an not working, on the other hand, simply have no excuse.

36 posted on 04/04/2006 9:14:54 AM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: rellimpank

Cosby is giving a good message. Too bad he's an "Uncle Tom" to the low-lifes such as Jackson, King and Farrakhan.

I like Bill.


37 posted on 04/04/2006 10:19:32 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Native Texan)
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To: Acts 2:38

They aren't working because they are used to sitting on their backsides getting our tax money to but their groceries. A leech won't let go if you keep pumping blood into it.


38 posted on 04/04/2006 10:23:12 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Native Texan)
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To: rellimpank

To paraphrase one of Dr. Cosby's first (and I think funniest) albums:

"Bill Cosby is a Very SMART Fellow... RIGHT!"


39 posted on 04/04/2006 10:29:16 AM PDT by ssaftler (Politically Correct isn't! Progressives aren't!)
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To: rellimpank
Mr. Cosby and many black Americans know that pride and respect is not something to which you are entitled, but something you earn. He wants his race to achieve and excel on its own merit. Look at Frederick Douglas or George Washington Carver... for over a century, black Americans have been overcoming adversity through personal effort and a commitment to excellence.

Have you ever read a biography on Dr. Ben Carson? When he was doing poorly in school, his mother made him go to the library after school and do book reports for her on top of his school work. I believe his mother worked a couple of jobs to make ends meet. Ben Carson went from the bottom of his class to the top -- and has been a pediatric neurosurgeon (Brain Surgeon!) at Johns Hopkins for over 20 years.

James Earl Jones was born in Mississippi . . . during the Depression. He had a speech impediment, but now he's known for his wonderful acting and incomparable voice work. Talk about overcoming obstacles.

I find it sad that when a black man or woman achieves this kind of success, they are often called "Oreos" or "Uncle Toms." I'm glad that Mr. Cosby has the courage to speak the truth in love where a person of any other race would not dare.

I believe the entitlement philosophy of the Democratic Party has substantially weakened many Americans of all races.

40 posted on 04/04/2006 10:52:26 AM PDT by Chanticleer (Purple Mountains Maj and I will take your black jelly beans if you don't want them.)
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To: Gordongekko909

My daughter and her boyfriend went down to NO to work in November and they were put up in a hotel at no charge and got 3 meals a day for free. Lots of other workers were, too. They are back home now so I don't know if they are still providing free room and board.


41 posted on 04/04/2006 10:58:53 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: cougar_mccxxi
Unfortunately if Bill was white he'd be labeld a racist and a bigot.

Instead, he's labelled an 'Uncle Tom.'

42 posted on 04/04/2006 11:00:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: demkicker

Within a few years, Texans will have solved the NOLA criminal problem - one shot at a time.


43 posted on 04/04/2006 9:49:53 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon Liberty, it is essential to examine principle)
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