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Lawyer: Noose fishing knot needs to be abolished
rb ver. 2.0 satire ^ | 12/9/07 | rb ver. 2.0 satire

Posted on 12/09/2007 1:23:32 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0

Pascagoula, MS— It was unseasonably warm on the river when Moses Henry felt the first nibble on his fishing line, waiting a second before setting the hook. His fishing pole bent in half and sent the reel drag screaming as the big catfish began the fight. “This one’s decent”, he said as he reeled a 40 pound Flathead towards the boat. “This is what life is all about” he added.

Henry, a 75 year-old retired African-American, has been fishing his entire life. “My first memories are of fishing with my grandpappy. I was scared of the worms and he’d bait the hook. He taught me everything I know about it, from tying knots to which bait to use and how weather affects how the fish bite”.

The recent rash of noose hanging incidents across the country has Henry, a lawyer and NAACP consultant, rethinking one aspect of his favorite past time, the fishing knot. “I use a noose, the same knot my grandpappy used and taught me and I’ve passed it on to my grandsons. I should have never done that”

“I’ve never thought a black man could promote racism but that’s just what using that knot does. It’s a sign that something isn’t right when I could teach my grandsons to tie it without a second thought as to it’s history”, he added.

There are many fishing knots that can be used as an alternative to the noose to tie a hook onto a line and Henry has created a program to teach those knots to children at community and recreation centers throughout Mississippi.

The program called “Not a Noose” gets some funding from community civic organizations and donations of line and hooks from local tackle shops, but for the most part is paid for out of Henry’s own pocket.

“I travel the state quite a bit teaching these classes, and I’m not as young as I used to be. Hopefully we can get some public support for this through community development grants or State money and I’ll be able to transfer the reigns to someone with younger legs, he said”.

The NAACP has contacted the Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to see if there is any room in the budget for such a program.

Until then, Henry says he’ll continue with the classes in between fishing trips. “We have to nip this in the bud now and our only hope is to end it through educating the younger generation”, he said.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: noose; satire
Is a Bimini Twist excluded?
1 posted on 12/09/2007 1:23:35 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I think this is satire — it must be.


2 posted on 12/09/2007 1:25:17 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Cagey; girlangler

ping


3 posted on 12/09/2007 1:25:32 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Oc course it’s satire...unless this guy only uses his knot on white fish. Then they ought to toss the bum in jail and throw away the key.


4 posted on 12/09/2007 1:33:09 PM PST by stevem
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I use a noose knot for the fish on the stringer. Just as a warning to the others to watch their step.


5 posted on 12/09/2007 1:33:31 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
I use the Gringo Palomar Lynch knot.
6 posted on 12/09/2007 1:36:27 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Yep get charged with a hate crime for fishing now

7 posted on 12/09/2007 1:41:23 PM PST by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

un be freaking lievable

We breathe the same air today that KKK members used to. I suggest we put and end to that this very moment...


8 posted on 12/09/2007 1:44:18 PM PST by DoughtyOne (California, where the death penalty is reserved for wholesome values. SB 777)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Im going blackfishing with a cinch knot - call the police.


9 posted on 12/09/2007 1:44:44 PM PST by spanalot
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Okay, it was satire...

I call off my huntin dogs...


10 posted on 12/09/2007 1:45:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne (California, where the death penalty is reserved for wholesome values. SB 777)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
“I’ve never thought a black man could promote racism but that’s just what using that knot does. It’s a sign that something isn’t right when I could teach my grandsons to tie it without a second thought as to it’s history”, he added.
No, its a sign that there just is something wrong with Henry's 75 year old brain. Sounds to me like so much liberal self loathing that seems to be the current fad. You know what they say about fads; any fad will do.

Why don't you, if you feel so self-loathing, pay reparations to your slave decendents? That is, from one rich black-man to his poor black-slave-decendent bretheren.

Digging into this story will most likely net which candidates that he's supported all his life, and buttress the unassailable position that liberalism is nothing more than mental illness.

11 posted on 12/09/2007 1:47:46 PM PST by raygun ("It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone to believe anything upon insufficient evidence")
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Bout the only way to tie mono-filiment This must be a joke otherwise time to put lawyers in their place.


12 posted on 12/09/2007 1:49:09 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Can it get anymore ridiculous?

The list of grievances our many 'victims' in this counry has is truly nauseating.

I guess it wasn't a racist symbol all those years ago. Then, it was just a good not to keep your hook on the line.

13 posted on 12/09/2007 1:54:02 PM PST by CaptRon (Pedicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Noose Loose fishing knot needs to be abolished.
14 posted on 12/09/2007 1:55:42 PM PST by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Does this mean I can no longer eat blackened Red fish?
15 posted on 12/09/2007 1:56:00 PM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

What has a noose got to do with blacks.

It’s been used for hangings without thought of race forever.

Even the 7 chinese that were hung from lamp posts in Los Angeles were hung with the noose.

How about the numerous cattle thieves or the many states that used it for execution for years.


16 posted on 12/09/2007 1:56:41 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Thank God I looked for the sarcasm tag - I damned near thought this was real.


17 posted on 12/09/2007 2:01:05 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
A little too convenient for a southern black fisherman!


18 posted on 12/09/2007 2:05:11 PM PST by ricks_place
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
By the way, I’ve seen some other stuff this author has written and he shouldn't be taken so serious. He has zero credibility.
19 posted on 12/09/2007 2:10:45 PM PST by Cagey (Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.......Thoreau)
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To: Cagey

:-)


20 posted on 12/09/2007 2:11:58 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s got to be satire. It’s too stupid even for the usual lame liberal thinking.


21 posted on 12/09/2007 2:12:20 PM PST by GOPJ (Dems! Would you trust a pilot's wife to land a plane just because she's a frequent flyer??)
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To: Cagey
Fishing hooks—what about ties? Each morning millions of white (and a large number of black) male Americans perform a daily hate crime by tying pieces of silk, ployester, and many other fabrics into a noose! Ted Kennedy must put a stop to this.
22 posted on 12/09/2007 2:14:19 PM PST by infocom
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To: GOPJ; Rb ver. 2.0
It’s too stupid even for the usual lame liberal thinking.

Hahahahaha.

Nothing more follows.

23 posted on 12/09/2007 2:24:52 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: ShadowDancer
Just go ahead and rub it in,


24 posted on 12/09/2007 2:29:01 PM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (Global warming is the new Marxism.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Yes, this is satire. But the fact that I had to look shows how far off the track this country has gone into political correctness.


25 posted on 12/09/2007 2:33:25 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

This kind of self limiting nonsensical thinking along with the black crime rate is why blacks will never get ahead in this country.


26 posted on 12/09/2007 2:37:36 PM PST by Buffettfan (3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2ndMarDiv - 1971 - 1974)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

While it was absolutely insane, because many might actually believe in this junk, the story did make me laugh and laugh some more. ;>)

Oh the shame I feel shakes me to my very soul, it floods my face with a river of tears, it haunts my every thought with all of those things I never did but must now atone for, even in my innocence. Oh the overwhelming pain of it all.

Can I ever escape the pain and horror of my own blood, or should I simply surrender to the ever growing temptation to yield to the apparent wishes of the ‘downtrodden’, who seem to want me to become a vile racist?

What shall I ever do for repentance, and how might I ever live with all of this guilt? Must I feel the rage of those who think of me as dirty, when I drag a fallen tree by a “chain” behind my tractor or pickup? Should I see the same shame of my ancestors deeds when I put a white sheet on my bed? Might it be better for me to cry and think of my ancestors sins, each time I down a bird with my ‘shotgun’?

Signed:
Guilt ridden White Boy....sob, sob, sob.

PS. Yes, I did notice that it was satire. ;>)


27 posted on 12/09/2007 2:39:04 PM PST by Gator113
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To: GOPJ
It’s got to be satire. It’s too stupid even for the usual lame liberal thinking.

Don't be so sure. Yesterday's satire becomes today's news.

28 posted on 12/09/2007 3:24:00 PM PST by Disambiguator (Political Correctness is criminal insanity writ large.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Got some Cuervo and lime to go with that?


29 posted on 12/09/2007 4:07:38 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Palomar is stronger and faster tool.


30 posted on 12/09/2007 4:10:29 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Palomar is stronger and faster too.


31 posted on 12/09/2007 4:17:00 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: OKIEDOC
and we're not even getting into that the only worthwhile boat is one having downriggers.

Point is, here, that knot tying is important.

32 posted on 12/09/2007 4:25:05 PM PST by raygun ("It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone to believe anything upon insufficient evidence")
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To: Domandred
I'm seeing a great graphic there:
If you can add a catfish and a tree.
33 posted on 12/09/2007 4:32:05 PM PST by norton (deep down inside you know that Fred is your second choice - but he's looking better)
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To: tet68; Rb ver. 2.0; Grammy; Diana in Wisconsin; billhilly; CrappieLuck

I always use the Palmor knot.

Dang, I ‘bout died laughing at the comments from freepers that didn’t realize this was satire.

Thanks for the thread Rb ver. 2.0


34 posted on 12/09/2007 4:38:47 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Descendants of Horse thieves are equally offended but they don’t get the press


35 posted on 12/09/2007 4:49:14 PM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: spanalot

“Im going blackfishing with a cinch knot - call the police.”

Can’t we all just quit carping?


36 posted on 12/09/2007 5:47:26 PM PST by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: raygun

Lawyer: Noose fishing knot needs to be abolished
rb ver. 2.0 satire ^ | 12/9/07 | rb ver. 2.0 satire


37 posted on 12/09/2007 5:48:52 PM PST by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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OO-KAY! We're at the spot now...


38 posted on 12/11/2007 12:19:52 AM PST by BlueDragon (This is reality? it's no wonder we like beer!)
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