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Texas Candidate Accused of Racist Crack ( Kinky Friedman )
Associated Press ^ | Sep 20 | KELLEY SHANNON

Posted on 09/20/2006 7:31:01 PM PDT by george76

Gubernatorial candidate and professional wiseacre Kinky Friedman was accused Wednesday of making another racially offensive remark _ this time in a year-old interview in which he said sexual predators should be thrown in prison and forced to "listen to a Negro talking to himself."

The independent candidate already was under fire for referring to Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Texas "crackheads and thugs." ...

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Houston Chronicle have reported on an interview with Friedman that aired on CNBC last year in which the country singer and comedian was asked what to do with sexual predators.

"Throw them in prison and throw away the key and make them listen to a Negro talking to himself," Friedman said. He also called "Negro" a "charming word."

State Rep. Garnet Coleman, former chairman of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus, said the remarks are unacceptable from a candidate for governor, and sound more like something uttered by someone running for "class clown or the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 1980; 2006election; 4wayrace; blackcaucus; crackheads; dirtytricks; doublestandard; election2006; friedman; governor; katrina; katrinaevacuees; kinky; kinkyfriedman; kukluxklan; pc; perry; playtheracecard; politicalcorrectness; politicallycorrect; racebaiting; racialdivision; racist; selfdestruct; smearcampaign; texas; thugs

1 posted on 09/20/2006 7:31:02 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

...okay, we got the guy's back for "crackheads and thugs," but now he's over the line.


2 posted on 09/20/2006 7:33:11 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: george76

I hope Kinky wins. Maybe it will shake up the Dems and Repubs some.

Meadow Muffin


3 posted on 09/20/2006 7:33:50 PM PDT by rwgal
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To: george76

This imbecile is about as qualified to be governor as alsharpton was to be president.


4 posted on 09/20/2006 7:35:54 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Gordongekko909

If Texans elect Kinky Freidman they deserve what they get.


5 posted on 09/20/2006 7:36:13 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS Is A Slap In The Face To The USBP!!)
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To: george76
Mel Brooks once said (and I'm paraphrasing) "I can say anything I want . . . I'm Jewish."

Same for Kinky.

6 posted on 09/20/2006 7:36:22 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: george76

If Kinky tells his critics to pound sand, I'll respect him a little.


7 posted on 09/20/2006 7:37:57 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: OldFriend

And the qualifications for governor would be . . .?

Rick Perry's sole claim to fame is that he has nice hair.


8 posted on 09/20/2006 7:38:30 PM PDT by Tenyaka (Why the hell not?)
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To: South40
If Texans elect Kinky Freidman they deserve what they get.

If elected he won't serve; you can't smoke in the Capitol. :)
9 posted on 09/20/2006 7:43:28 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Tenyaka
Rick Perry's sole claim to fame is that he has nice hair.

Then he's one up on Kinky Friedman.


10 posted on 09/20/2006 7:44:04 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS Is A Slap In The Face To The USBP!!)
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To: P-40
you can't smoke in the Capitol. :)

I'll bet GWB did, and Ann Richards drank. :)

11 posted on 09/20/2006 7:45:06 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS Is A Slap In The Face To The USBP!!)
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To: Tenyaka

On this one,,,,,

I am staying out of the fray !

Perry ?

Granma ?

Kinky ?

Chris Bell ?

Texas has no choice. ( you can always write in my name ) but we still have no choice. I'm afraid Granma is gonna put Bell in office.


12 posted on 09/20/2006 7:47:43 PM PDT by Dov in Houston
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To: george76; mhking

BTTT


13 posted on 09/20/2006 7:50:00 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: george76
"In a new SurveyUSA election poll conducted for KEYE-TV Austin and WOAI-TV San Antonio, Perry leads with 35 percent of the vote against three other candidates."

"Chris Bell (D) and Kinky Friedman (I) are tied for second, with 23 percent each, and Carole Keeton Strayhorn (I) trails the pack with only 15 percent."

I wouldn't feel too comfortable if I were only running 12 points ahead of Kinky Friedman.

14 posted on 09/20/2006 7:51:23 PM PDT by Sooth2222
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To: Dov in Houston
I'm afraid Granma is gonna put Bell in office.

Nonsense. The anti-Perry vote will be split between three other candidates.

Believe me, I'm no fan of Governor Big Hair, but the demographics of this state and this race are almost fool-proof for Perry.

Of course, he could screw it up on his own. He is, after all, an Aggie.

15 posted on 09/20/2006 7:51:36 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Thailand?)
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To: Dov in Houston

You may be right.

Have you seen the Bell commercials? This guy makes Mr. Rogers look like a swinger! Can you say "milquetoast"?


16 posted on 09/20/2006 7:51:54 PM PDT by Tenyaka (Why the hell not?)
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To: george76
And the "let's dig up the old stuff" crap starts for the '06 season.

Career politicians suck!
17 posted on 09/20/2006 7:55:42 PM PDT by dontpethesweatythings (Is the '06 election season over yet???)
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To: george76

KINKY???? Hopefully he doesn't have the audacity to make fun of the wacko names that a lot of ghetto blacks give their kids.


18 posted on 09/20/2006 8:02:41 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: rwgal

You must not live in Texas or you wouldn't want that delusional idiot who's not nearly as funny as he thinks he is to run our state.


19 posted on 09/20/2006 8:04:39 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: altura

Although I have to go along with him on the crackheads and thugs thing.

Houston welcomed the Nowlins refugees and now they won't leave and the crime rate has risen unbelievably because of them.


20 posted on 09/20/2006 8:06:04 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: All

One observation.

If Kinky wasn't seen as a threat, this wouldn't have made news.

Now that's something to think about.....


21 posted on 09/20/2006 8:07:58 PM PDT by outdriving (Diversity is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.)
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To: Txsleuth; McGruff; leadpenny; Bahbah; YaYa123
Well, he's funnier than the two running here in Michigan!!
22 posted on 09/20/2006 8:10:44 PM PDT by Springman
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To: outdriving

If Kinky wasn't seen as a threat, this wouldn't have made news.

Now that's something to think about.....



Okay,...... Who do you think put this out there?..... You maybe correct and to some degree I agree with you. My thought is that Bell and the democrats are trying to shut down the Joker as he is tapping into their liberal vote base and causing Bell to show bad in both the polls and maybe the election itself.


23 posted on 09/20/2006 8:21:37 PM PDT by deport (The Governor, The Foghorn, The Dingaling, The Joker, some other fellar...... The Governor Wins)
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To: outdriving
If Kinky wasn't seen as a threat, this wouldn't have made news.

I completely agree.

24 posted on 09/20/2006 8:22:26 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I think so, Brain, but if we give peas a chance, won't the lima beans feel left out?)
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To: OldFriend
This imbecile is about as qualified to be governor as alsharpton was to be president.

Yeah, we should elect blow-dried, pompous elitist snobs.

I like Freidman, he's a straight-shooter who doesn't BS around.

25 posted on 09/20/2006 8:26:02 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: rwgal
I hope Kinky wins.

Ditto.

26 posted on 09/20/2006 8:29:30 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Gordongekko909

Ironically, Kinky is a liberal.


27 posted on 09/20/2006 8:31:06 PM PDT by boop (Now Greg, you know I don't like that WORD!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Are you a Texan...because if you are...I plan on cancelling your vote for Friedman...he is a doddering old fool.


28 posted on 09/20/2006 8:32:15 PM PDT by Txsleuth (,((((((((ISRAEL)))))) Pray for the release of the Israelis.)
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To: george76

Jesse Ventura/Kinky Friedman in '08.

(Not an endorsement -- just a thought.)


29 posted on 09/20/2006 8:32:59 PM PDT by Celtjew Libertarian ("Don't take life so seriously. You'll never get out of it alive." -- Bugs Bunny)
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To: South40
If Texans elect Kinky Freidman they deserve what they get.

Kinky is only a little less kinky than this guy (Sam Houston)


30 posted on 09/20/2006 8:33:49 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: P-40
If elected he won't serve; you can't smoke in the Capitol. :)

For now.

31 posted on 09/20/2006 8:35:06 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Unlike George "Macaca" Allen, Kinky won't run all over the State apologizing and looking liked a whipped puppy. Kinky will say: "Hell yes, I said it. What about it.?"
32 posted on 09/20/2006 8:37:16 PM PDT by no dems ("25 homicides a day committed by Illegals" Ted Poe (R-TX) Houston Hearings 8/16/06)
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To: altura

But, but Mayor White says it ain't true. Who ya gonna believe anyways, the crime stats or what the honest mayor tells ya?


33 posted on 09/20/2006 8:44:42 PM PDT by Jaded (does it really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: george76
The United Negro College Fund
34 posted on 09/20/2006 8:46:18 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: george76

"Accused?"

I thought it was a tape or a direct quote.


35 posted on 09/20/2006 8:47:14 PM PDT by Petronski (Living His life abundantly.)
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To: Dov in Houston

Granny is more liberal than Bell.


36 posted on 09/20/2006 8:50:58 PM PDT by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: george76
Texas Candidate Accused of Racist Crack

This is a stupid controversy. Everybody KNOWS black people do crack, white people do powder cocaine. It ain't racist!

37 posted on 09/20/2006 8:53:45 PM PDT by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: deport

I think you are right on the money. Texas RATs are trying to bring down Kinky because he is drawing too much support from white liberals.


38 posted on 09/20/2006 8:54:10 PM PDT by writmeister
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To: Tenyaka

not only that...
Does anyone understand the Texas Constitution.

Governor = figurehead
It only matters who we elect to the Houses...in reality.

Jewish comic..."Breck" RiNO...Granny...Chris the Donkey...?

...hell, I wish the "TEXAS RANGER" would run...Walker that is!


39 posted on 09/20/2006 9:00:52 PM PDT by tman73 (GW has nuts...Dems don't)
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To: FreedomCalls

?!?!? Ummmmmmm !
(Only a peckerwood would post that.)


40 posted on 09/20/2006 9:04:09 PM PDT by tman73 (GW has nuts...Dems don't)
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To: altura

It seems to me that he will really fit in with the rest of the BUBBLEHEADS at the state capitol


41 posted on 09/20/2006 9:05:53 PM PDT by mickey blue eyes
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To: tman73
With links:

From the interview on 'The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch,' from November 8, 2005.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9mXTxEQI3A

Donny Deutsch: "But I mean first off, using the word 'negro', I think is actually even a racist word in and of itself."

It is?

The United Negro College Fund

42 posted on 09/20/2006 9:19:17 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: boop
I'm leaning toward Perry. Make no mistate about that. But Kinky is no liberal. This is an important fact that we must not lose sight of because Kinky has a lot of populist support and support among Reagan Democrats and Kinky's support is good evidence that a true conservative could rise up on the right of the RINOs we are inflicted with. I'm not saying that Kinky is that guy (maybe Dan Patrick is) but there is room in Texas for a conservative populist rising up on the right flank of the GOP.

To show that Kinky is no liberal, let me offer the analysis of another:

Watch this video clip. It is hilarious, it is true, and it is politically incorrect as hell. Liberal politicians are too politically correct to admit the truth that "negro is a charming word." Whatever Kinky is, he's NOT a liberal.

Next, read up on Kinky's get-tough illegal alien plan and his 5 Mexican generals plan. Kinky's common sense border security plan is the straight up "minuteman" approach, not Perry's namby-pamby "let's set up cameras" approach. Make no mistake, Kinky is the only candidate brave enough to say we need armed military generals on our southern border. This is not a liberal plan.

Now consider Kinky's party affiliation. Kinky has run for office in the past as a Republican and he voted for Bush/Cheney in 2004.

Here is an excerpt from Kinky's interview with Ruminator magazine confirms that he supported Bush's Middle East foreign policy:

Question: So does this idea of the honorable cowboy have anything to do with why you threw your support behind President Bush in this last election? You did, didn’t you?
Kinky: Yes. I did in this last election, but I didn’t vote for him the first time.
Question: Who did you vote for in 2000?
Kinky: I voted for Gore then. I was conflicted. . .but I was not for Bush that time. Since then, though, we’ve become friends. And that’s what’s changed things.
Question: So it’s your friendship with him that’s changed your mind about having him as president more than his specific political positions?
Kinky: Well, actually, I agree with most of his political positions overseas, his foreign policy. On domestic issues, I’m more in line with the Democrats. I basically think he played a poor hand well after September 11. What he’s been doing in the Near East and in the Middle East, he’s handling that well, I think.

Now maybe you are like me and you were worried that Kinky showed liberal tendencies by voting for a tree-hugger like Al Gore. Well, rest assured that Kinky was mistaken when he said that. Kinky's public voting records confirm he didn't vote for Al Gore in 2000 because Kinky didn't waste his vote on any candidate from 1994 to 2004 when he voted for Bush/Cheney.

Maybe you think Kinky's a liberal because he's a Jew. Rest assured, Kinky's views on religion are well to the right of Perry's. Kinky wants to take time during the school day for prayers in schools, and he wants to post the Ten Commandments in public school classrooms.
43 posted on 09/20/2006 9:52:56 PM PDT by NoTaxTexas (WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR NO NEW TAXES)
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To: deport

You hit the nail right on the head.

The attacks against Kinky are by Democrats desperate to drive independent voters away from Friedman and hopefully toward Bell!


44 posted on 09/21/2006 7:47:11 AM PDT by TexanByBirth
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To: altura

I have lived in Texas for a number of years. I hope that Kinky wins for only one reason, BOTH of the political parties in the US, Repubs and Dems are basically the same.....the repubs have better suits and better haircuts. There are fringe groups in both parties and in todays political atmosphere they both think they have a God given right to run this country, Kinky would upset their apple cart and hopefully make them both realize the this country is run by a tax and spend set of parties that need to look outward instead of inward.

Meadow Muffin


45 posted on 09/21/2006 1:41:10 PM PDT by rwgal
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To: george76

Just say NO KINKY for Texas.

Go Perry Go


46 posted on 09/21/2006 1:43:17 PM PDT by JFC (President George W Bush, the comforter in chief.)
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To: TexanByBirth

imho Kinky or Bell..... don't have a chance!


47 posted on 09/21/2006 1:47:37 PM PDT by JFC (President George W Bush, the comforter in chief.)
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