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Perry says Friedmanís comments 'racist' [tx gov race]
STAR-TELEGRAM AUSTIN BUREAU ^ | Sep. 21, 2006 | JAY ROOT

Posted on 09/21/2006 1:56:25 PM PDT by Dubya

AUSTIN — Republican Gov. Rick Perry criticized his rival Kinky Friedman Thursday for making "racist" comments about blacks. In a video clip widely circulated this week, the entertainer-turned-politician says he would punish sex offenders by throwing them in prison and making them "listen to a Negro talking to himself."

He also called the term Negro a "charming word" in the CNBC interview, which first aired months ago. Friedman, running as an independent, offered no apologies and says his blunt rhetoric is sorely needed in an otherwise timid political culture. Perry, asked about the remarks during a wide-ranging news conference at the Capitol Thursday, said he did not buy that explanation.

"You can shade them by calling them politically incorrect if you want, but it's not lost on men and women of color that people make remarks that are clearly racist," Perry said. "I consider there to be either a direct or oblique reference to race there that underlines what he's saying."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2006election; election2006; kinkyfriedman; nicehaircut; pc; playtheracecard; politicalcorrectness; politicallycorrect; racebaiting; racialdivision; richardfriedman; rickperry; rino; texas; thoughtcrime

1 posted on 09/21/2006 1:56:26 PM PDT by Dubya
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To: Dubya

Rick Perry should have kept his mouth shut on this issue.


2 posted on 09/21/2006 1:57:37 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Dubya

I'm amazed at how quickly some will turn to democrat style tactics when faced with a threat.


3 posted on 09/21/2006 1:58:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: Dubya

One more reason I'll be voting for Friedman. Perry lost my vote with the NAFTA superhighway land grab.


4 posted on 09/21/2006 1:59:02 PM PDT by peyton randolph (No man knows the day nor the hour of The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
"You can shade them by calling them politically incorrect if you want, but it's not lost on men and women of color that people make remarks that are clearly racist," Perry said. "I consider there to be either a direct or oblique reference to race there that underlines what he's saying."

It would have been funny if Rick had accidentally said "it's not lost on colored people...er...I mean...negroes...dammit, I mean...uh...I am not a racist! I mis-spoke!"
It is easy to "mis-speak" when one is making a speech or remark about racist comments.

I don't kmow what Kinky meant when he made the bizarre comment, but there's no need to make a martyr out of him.

5 posted on 09/21/2006 2:02:39 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ("Thanks, Tom DeLay, for practically giving me your seat"-Nick Lampson)
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To: Dubya

you mean Kinky just started getting Sexist and Racist????

Not by a long stretch...and every bit is satire:

Get Your Biscuits In The Oven & Your Buns In The Bed

Kinky Friedman


You uppity women I dont understand
Why you gotta go and try to act like a man,
But before you make your weekly visit to the shrink
Youd better occupy the kitchen, liberate the sink.

Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed
Thats what I to my baby said,
Womens liberation is a-going to your head,
Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed.

Early every morning youre out on the street
Passing out pamphlets to everyone you meet.
You gave up your maiden form for lent
And now the front of your dress has an air scoop vent.

Every single brakeman thats ever come along
Had a little woman always tellin him that hes wrong.
Eve said to adam, heres an apple you horse
And delilah defoliated samsons moss.

Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed
Thats what I to my baby said,
Womens liberation is a-going to your head,
Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed.

Mean-hearted harpies are breaking all the laws
Tearing up their girdles and a-burning up their bras,
Now the air is dirty and the sex is clean
And your coffee makes my hair turn green.

So damn emancipated in your mind and your body,
Gonna have to cancel all your lessons in karate.
If you cant love a male chauvinist
Youd better cross me off your shopping list.

Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed
Thats what I to my baby said,
Womens liberation is a-going to your head,
Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed.


6 posted on 09/21/2006 2:04:51 PM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: All

Kinky is just displaying one of many reason why not to vote for him.

I'm surprised it's taken him this long to step in it.


7 posted on 09/21/2006 2:06:51 PM PDT by txradioguy (In Memory Of My Friend 1SG Tim Millsap A Co. 70th Eng. K.I.A. 25 April 2005)
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To: cripplecreek
I'm amazed at how quickly some will turn to democrat style tactics when faced with a threat.

I was thinking the same thing. Talk about there being just one boat in the water.

8 posted on 09/21/2006 2:07:07 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Rick Perry should have kept his mouth shut on this issue.

That would be the smart thing to do.
9 posted on 09/21/2006 2:13:40 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

This from the guy that said, "Adios, Mofo."


10 posted on 09/21/2006 2:14:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dubya
Has Perry taken a stance on the United Negro College Fund yet?

How about the National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People?

What word should he use this week?

11 posted on 09/21/2006 2:14:56 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: cripplecreek

Perry was a Democrat in the Reagan era.


12 posted on 09/21/2006 2:15:16 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Diddle E. Squat

I agree. Perry should have kept quiet. Is it racist that the United Negro College is called such?


13 posted on 09/21/2006 2:15:53 PM PDT by DallasSun
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To: txradioguy

The press kept Kinky viable for entertainment purposes, but now they will go to attack mode on Kinky now that the election is getting closer, and start carrying water for Bell.


14 posted on 09/21/2006 2:15:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: weegee

Perry was a democrat until his district changed to republican.


15 posted on 09/21/2006 2:17:07 PM PDT by DallasSun
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To: txradioguy
Perhaps he's trying repeatedly to tank his own candidacy. Some have suggested that this was always about album sales and self-promotion more than it was about winning a campaign.

If he'd go beyond the one liners and not flip flop on past positions, he might have stood a better chance at seeing Chris Bell (D) come in fourth place.

16 posted on 09/21/2006 2:17:17 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Dubya

All this blather about Kinky Friedman is just so much word noise in the wind. Kinky Friedman is a jerk, period. A failed singer, a failed writer and, most damning of all, a friend of that moron, Don Imus.


17 posted on 09/21/2006 2:20:19 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: inneroutlaw

Governor Kinky ping.


18 posted on 09/21/2006 3:04:00 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: cripplecreek
I'm amazed at how quickly some will turn to democrat style tactics when faced with a threat.

This has been going on awhile. Ever hear Hannity? His whole show is listing mean things those darn liberals say.

Every commercial Liddy Dole ran in NC was about those mean things her opponent said about that nice lady. Boo-hoo.

Trust me. If Webb had said "Macacca" (the absolute silliest non-issue I've ever heard) the GOP would be all over it. There are no grownups in politics.

19 posted on 09/21/2006 3:46:17 PM PDT by AlexandriaDuke (Conservatives want freedom. Republicans want power.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Agreed!

This is one of those time to just sit back, watch the sharks in their feeding frenzy, and be glad you are not in it!


20 posted on 09/22/2006 6:38:07 AM PDT by TexanByBirth
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To: weegee

I agree completely.


21 posted on 09/22/2006 7:34:16 AM PDT by txradioguy (In Memory Of My Friend 1SG Tim Millsap A Co. 70th Eng. K.I.A. 25 April 2005)
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To: dfwgator

IMHO I think that Kinky will end up hurting Bell in the long run. He'll get those "throw em all out" voters that might have pulled the lever for Bell and end up giving Perry the win.


22 posted on 09/22/2006 7:36:22 AM PDT by txradioguy (In Memory Of My Friend 1SG Tim Millsap A Co. 70th Eng. K.I.A. 25 April 2005)
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To: Dubya

Perry critizing Kinky shows he worried about Kinky picking up in the polls. Gov. Goodhair should have not said anything about Kinky.


23 posted on 09/22/2006 7:37:44 AM PDT by freedom1st
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To: DallasSun

So were a lot of current Republicans.

Phil Gramm comes to mind.

To a lot of these people they didn't leave the Democratic Party...it left them and they found their beliefs closer aligned to the modern Republican Party.

Nothing wrong with that.

Hell even Reagan was a card carrying Democrat at one time in his life.


24 posted on 09/22/2006 7:38:09 AM PDT by txradioguy (In Memory Of My Friend 1SG Tim Millsap A Co. 70th Eng. K.I.A. 25 April 2005)
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To: freedom1st

I heard Kinky this morning, and he isn't going to apologize for a thing. I like that.


25 posted on 09/22/2006 7:39:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: freedom1st

The only poll that needs to be worried about is the final count on election night.

Kinky is a joke and so is his candidacy.


26 posted on 09/22/2006 7:39:59 AM PDT by txradioguy (In Memory Of My Friend 1SG Tim Millsap A Co. 70th Eng. K.I.A. 25 April 2005)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Giv Goodair can't help it, the fumes from his hair gel have rotted his brain.


27 posted on 09/22/2006 7:42:00 AM PDT by Hydroshock ( (Proverbs 22:7). The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.)
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To: weegee
Perry was a Democrat in the Reagan era.

In many ways, such as taxes and spending, he still is acting like one.
28 posted on 09/22/2006 7:43:54 AM PDT by Hydroshock ( (Proverbs 22:7). The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.)
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To: txradioguy

I know alot of people change their political ideology. I do not think that was Perry's case. I think he changed parties because his district changed. He changed parties so he could be re elected. I could be wrong. But is not unusual for politicians to do this.


29 posted on 09/22/2006 12:30:36 PM PDT by DallasSun
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