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Halle Berry Apologies For 'Jewish Nose' Gaffe
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-25-2007 | Matthew Moore

Posted on 10/25/2007 2:21:28 PM PDT by blam

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To: Eagles Talon IV

I remember Paul Lynde on the Hollywood Squares. The question was what those things are that little Mexican children like to break with sticks. His answer was, “Church windows.” Nowadays...


51 posted on 10/25/2007 3:10:11 PM PDT by Piranha
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To: LS

Bumper sticker on muslim car:

My wife is an honor student at Abu Abbas Elementary School.....


52 posted on 10/25/2007 3:12:10 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we have consensus.......)
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To: Eagles Talon IV

I loved Rickles when I was a kid. Funny guy. And probably still funnier than half the ones out there now.


53 posted on 10/25/2007 3:12:54 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: blam

A long time ago, I was listening to the Jim Bohannon show. He had an expert on terrorism on his show, and a caller asked if it was possible to hide plastic explosives up your nose. Bohannon seemed extremely offended at the question, and did not ask the guest for comment.

I thought to myself, “Plastic explosives that look like boogers...I guess that would be hard to detect.”

It finally dawned on me that Middle Easterners have larger than average sized noses.


54 posted on 10/25/2007 3:13:33 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: blam

It’s Steve Jobs’ fault.

Well, she did the photo funnies on a Mac with an iSight camera, right?


55 posted on 10/25/2007 3:20:03 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Jeff Chandler

56 posted on 10/25/2007 3:20:24 PM PDT by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: dfwgator

That's the best photo I've ever seen of her. She looks like someone from India. In "Swordfish" and the usual photo her hair is way too short.

57 posted on 10/25/2007 3:20:29 PM PDT by dennisw (Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


58 posted on 10/25/2007 3:21:20 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Melinda

That last one looked like Rosie O’Doughnut.


59 posted on 10/25/2007 3:21:35 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: blam

Oh hell it’s just a damn joke.

Watch an SNL episode from the 70s...or Blazing Saddles...and realize that half that stuff would be “offensive” today.


60 posted on 10/25/2007 3:22:05 PM PDT by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: blam

She’s still hot. It won’t ruin her career.


61 posted on 10/25/2007 3:22:31 PM PDT by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: JennysCool

She should have mentioned her crooked teeth and her English cousin - it would have been hilarious.

The English are the only ethnic group who can be insulted with impunity - because we are so naturally superior - insults keep us humble.

tee hee;)


62 posted on 10/25/2007 3:30:34 PM PDT by sodpoodle (When you can't handle the truth...............try satire.)
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To: blam

My first thought was- would SHE be so forgiving of a joke about the width of black people’s noses? Hmmmmm
And she’s bi-racial, half black and half white. I don’t get the identification with the black race only. Furthermore, she’s having a baby for a white man. Will she consider her baby black?
Different subject, I know, but it’s one of my pet peeves.


63 posted on 10/25/2007 3:31:03 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Sue Perkick

Why are you posting pictures of me?!

/s


64 posted on 10/25/2007 3:31:31 PM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: JennysCool

I forgive her... Now MORE PICTURES!


65 posted on 10/25/2007 3:31:51 PM PDT by RedFred In A Blue State
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To: ClearBlueSky

Have you ever seen when two biracial (black/white) parents have a kid?

The kid can look:

-completely white
-completely black
-biracial

It’s kinda neat.


66 posted on 10/25/2007 3:33:26 PM PDT by RockinRight (The Council on Illuminated Foreign Masons told me to watch you from my black helicopter.)
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To: joebuck
Ed Ames (who played the Indian

He looked more Indian but was, in fact, Russian Jewish.

Ahh, he was one of my favorite singers = deep, mellow smooth voice. He was actually opera trained .

Two of my favorites were "My Cup Runneth Over" and "They Call the Wind Mariah" ..Gosh that was some time ago - long before CD's hmm , gotta get me one

67 posted on 10/25/2007 3:35:06 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: hoppity

When Nissan had a human voice prompt that said “your door is open” Car and Driver magazine called it a Jewish Mother Option.

I laughed....it was funny. A few letters to the Editor didn’t think it was funny.


68 posted on 10/25/2007 3:35:48 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Life was better when cigarette companies could advertise and lawyers could not)
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To: blam

This “joke” is so bland that it’s something that Maury Amsterdam would have said on The Dick Van Dyke Show, fer cryin’ out loud, which was a “family” oriented show.

Today we are a nation of professional victims. :(


69 posted on 10/25/2007 3:36:15 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

And Groucho Marx was Jewish!


70 posted on 10/25/2007 3:38:16 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: ClearBlueSky

Traditionally we are a patriarchal society. Halle has her father’s name - that might be her context.

Wonder when folks do a geneology search do they first check the paternal side? I did.

Interesting isn’t it?


71 posted on 10/25/2007 3:38:29 PM PDT by sodpoodle (When you can't handle the truth...............try satire.)
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To: blam

The people in Hollywood are some of those most racist I have ever met.


72 posted on 10/25/2007 3:39:02 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: RockinRight

Yes, it is neat. I have a biracial great-niece, and I think she is the most gorgeous child ever born on this earth.I love the wind that blows on her. We stress that she is BOTH, no way am I going to let her discard one racial heritage in favor of another.
Berry looks biracial. But if she were as light as her mother and had no black features at all, she would most probably still call herself black. I guess I don’t get the ‘power of the one drop’ theory.
You could be a blonde, blue eyed Swede, but if you had a black ancestor 10 generations back you’re black??That would be like me saying I’m Chinese because I had a Chinese ancestor( I don’t) and don’t look Oriental at all.
I think I’m offended that-in a bi-racial situation- it is the Caucasian side that is almost always discounted entirely.


73 posted on 10/25/2007 3:42:23 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: hoppity

Is he still alive?


74 posted on 10/25/2007 3:44:29 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: zerosix
No Racism here, eh, well why was the word "Jewish" eliminated from the broadcast?

Actually, I believe she does have Jewish cousins, = ergo, it wasn't really a 'racist' remark - just a statement of fact if she does, indeed, have Jewish cousins with big noses.

We really, but really, folks, need to get off the "No one shall be offended" -

Only way we'll get through life without being offended is to live in a bubble - of course then there'll be those pointing fingers -

75 posted on 10/25/2007 3:45:13 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
People are too sensitive these days.

Yep.

A lot of members to the "Church of the Perpetually Offended"!

76 posted on 10/25/2007 3:46:52 PM PDT by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: Sue Perkick

:)

77 posted on 10/25/2007 3:47:20 PM PDT by maggief
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To: rockrr

LOL.

Hi Gabe :)


78 posted on 10/25/2007 3:50:23 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: maggief

ooooooooh

MERCY!!


79 posted on 10/25/2007 3:51:23 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: blam

If she wants, I’ll comfort her.


80 posted on 10/25/2007 3:51:36 PM PDT by toddlintown (Five bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: Sue Perkick

Very nice, Sue.


81 posted on 10/25/2007 3:52:51 PM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: Red Badger

Success!, Success!, Success!


82 posted on 10/25/2007 3:57:11 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: blam

She has the decency to apologize, unlike other celebrities, who have perennial foot-in-mouth disease!


83 posted on 10/25/2007 3:59:27 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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amazing how she keeps claiming to be black....


84 posted on 10/25/2007 4:00:52 PM PDT by raygunfan
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To: Jeff Chandler
I laughed.

Me too.

85 posted on 10/25/2007 4:03:41 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: Sue Perkick; maggief
Hi ladies! I knew I'd find you here :)

Where there's a Halle Berry thread there's bound to be some Gabriel Aubry pictures posted.

For your viewing pleasure...


86 posted on 10/25/2007 4:14:24 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70 (Go Packers!)
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To: Melinda

The last looks similar to Lewinsky.


87 posted on 10/25/2007 4:22:20 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: Sue Perkick

Thank you Sue.

Us females need to post pictures too.

And this fellow....

well I’d do him.


88 posted on 10/25/2007 4:24:15 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: maggief

thank you Maggie.

I’d do him too.


89 posted on 10/25/2007 4:25:44 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: MotleyGirl70

You ladies are making me tired.

I’d do all three of him.


90 posted on 10/25/2007 4:26:29 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com)
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To: blam

What did her own nose look like before rhinoplasty?


91 posted on 10/25/2007 4:40:40 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: Fishtalk
I’d do all three of him.

Well, if you ladies are going to do this, I'd like to see you really get into the spirit of the thing, which would involve your posting pictures of various women who have amusing captions about how they would "hit it" or some such similar phrase. Of course, from the ladies' perspective, it might be somehing more like "I'd let that hit me more times than Ike hit Tina". Or something to that effect.
92 posted on 10/25/2007 4:55:33 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: ClearBlueSky; laweeks; All
To: ClearBlueSky; laweeks; All

"[You] don’t get the identification with the black race only."

It's easy, and you probably are aware of it, even if you don't want to recognize it. Society. American society (European descended dominated) generally considers people with noticeable non-European ancestry as being that non-European ancestry (if one non-European ancestry). Do you think that this is not so?

If society has been telling Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams, etc. that they are 'black' from a young age, can't you see how they might come to view themselves as 'black?'

The same with a lot of 'hyphenated Americans.' Do you realize just how much [insert some word suggesting anger] they have to put up with being asked 'what country they are from' and being automatically labeled as 'Latino,' 'Asian,' etc. even though they are accentless or have the accent of their American region? A lot. If they are treated as foreigners over and over again--especially during their formative years--why shouldn't they come to see themselves as belonging in part to some foreign place (logically, not that they ought to).

So stop putting all of the blame on them and pretending as though the European-descendant-dominated society does not bear the bulk of the responsibility for either people such as Halle Berry not going out of their way to acknowledge their non-African ancestry or for many hyphenated Americans and poor assimilation.

You want Halle Berry to label herself black and white (should just be 'American)? Then get society to stop considering her black. You want non-European descendants without a foreign accent to stop being hyphenated Americans? Then get society to stop asking them what country they are from and labeling them as foreigners, and get society to start treating them as the American natives they are.

(And note: not only European descendants do the above, but if you're bringing 'race' (and 'team identity') into this, then European descendants are both the majority 'race' and the 'race' most in charge of the leadership and the media, and thus are the primary trend-setters in American society).


Posted on 10/25/2007 9:40:39 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail? )


93 posted on 10/25/2007 5:01:38 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: raygunfan
93.

ehhhhhhh.

94 posted on 10/25/2007 5:03:32 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

She’s neither black or white. My skin is NOT white. Her skin is NOT black. I’m so sick and tired of people being put in boxes of color. It happened in South Africa and all the libs freaked out. But it’s OK here???

She’s a beautiful American actress who doesn’t appear too bright. But who cares? I watch her movies with the sound off.


95 posted on 10/25/2007 5:08:12 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Jedi Master Pikachu

Point well taken!
But- WE are society. Halle Berry, and every bi-racial and hyphenated American is ‘society’. It can stop with us. But people like Halle Berry have to take part too. Look at Tiger Woods- he gets livid when he is considered only black. He is proud of his mother’s heritage and won’t let himself be pigeonholed.
Berry doesn’t have to let herself be considered only black either. But- watch and see if she doesn’t consider her child black, despite the fact that it will be more Caucasian than she is.
High profile people like these can make it change faster than people like us.
Let me use myself as an example. My last name is VERY Spanish. My ancestors were from Spain, never saw Mexico in their lives. Still, based on the name alone, many Latinos think I can speak Spanish. They are astounded that I don’t know the language( heard French growing up), and have no connection at all to Mexico/S.America. They have their own mindset to break out of as well.


96 posted on 10/25/2007 5:13:31 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: raygunfan; laweeks; ClearBlueSky
In line with this, what do you want Berry to label herself as, white? White and black? Mulatto? American?

And there is a cynical part wondering whether there is just an attempt to reduce the number of successful African-descended people (not even to boost the numbers of European-descended people; it being more about pushing African descendants down rather than lifting European descendants up) by stating that Berry and others are not 'black' and that their success is due to their European ancestry.

A la the Japanese and the Russians after the Russo-Japanese War where the Japanese were 'promoted' by some Europeans conjecturing that Japanese had some [European] blood while the Russians were 'demoted' by some Europeans conjecturing that the Russians had diluted their European blood and had some Asian descent. Russians still would obviously be more European than the Japanese, but at least a fully European people wasn't beaten by a fully non-European one.

Hopefully the 'racism detector' is just throwing off a bad reading, and personally looking far too much into it, and your motives aren't nearly as sinister as the one posited in the last two paragraphs.

97 posted on 10/25/2007 5:14:14 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: ClearBlueSky
Seems that you don't apply for the last post which have personally posted. That is very great.

Still wonder if some of the people who do that though do have racism as a motive.....

And agree with you that Berry or other 'biracial' people should not denounce their European heritage. Personally don't view Berry or others as having done this just because she views herself as black. She can consider herself black and yet she readily is seen with her mother, and acknowledges her European ancestors as much as her African ones.

98 posted on 10/25/2007 5:20:28 PM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: blam
Why is it that the tiniest mention of the most infinitesimal criticism or expression of dislike of any feature of Jewish culture, physical attributes or behavior implies the immediate reinstitution of gas chambers?

99 posted on 10/25/2007 5:20:40 PM PDT by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
YEA, but halley is one of the big WHINERS! If this had been someone else, SHE would be out beating the loudest drum!

Maybe she'll ba a little more tolerant after this?

...naw...

100 posted on 10/25/2007 5:21:17 PM PDT by bannie
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