Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Dallas County meeting turns racial ("black hole" now a "racist" term)
The Dallas Morning News, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | 5:34 PM Mon, Jul 07, 2008 | Kevin Krause

Posted on 07/08/2008 5:02:25 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

A special meeting about Dallas County traffic tickets turned tense and bizarre this afternoon.

County commissioners were discussing problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts.

Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office.

Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud "Excuse me!" He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a "white hole."

That prompted Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.

Mayfield shot back that it was a figure of speech and a science term. A black hole, according to Webster's, is perhaps "the invisible remains of a collapsed star, with an intense gravitational field from which neither light nor matter can escape."

(Excerpt) Read more at cityhallblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: blackhoe; blackhole; censorship; diversity; dnctalkingpoints; fakehatecrimes; govwatch; hypersensitivity; idiotalert; language; multiculturalism; pc; playtheracecard; politicalwitchhunt; racism; stuckonstupid; stupid; thatsracist; workplace
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-138 next last

1 posted on 07/08/2008 5:02:26 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Sounds like Judge Jones is an __hole.


2 posted on 07/08/2008 5:03:36 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Rush on McCain: "We're so screwed.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
Astronomers and NASA is deeply confused.
3 posted on 07/08/2008 5:04:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Good Lord, please calm me down, I need You!!!! I’d like to round up all these idiots and put them on the space shuttle to the nearest black hole.


4 posted on 07/08/2008 5:05:21 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama an Anti-Christ? - B.O. Stinks! (Robert Riddle))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

John Wiley Price is widely known as an idiot.
Most of the city council is made up of idiots like him, that is why they cant get squat done.


5 posted on 07/08/2008 5:05:40 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

“Got a diverse magic woman.....”


6 posted on 07/08/2008 5:05:48 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Thank God for every morning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

So I guess “Black Ho” is out too ...


7 posted on 07/08/2008 5:06:11 PM PDT by clamper1797 (GWB was shock and awe ... Nobama is shuck and jive)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
Ha Ha, welcome to the Obama World of Post Racial Racism.

It is going to be a great year.

8 posted on 07/08/2008 5:06:34 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

What they lack in intelligence, they make up for in thin skin.


9 posted on 07/08/2008 5:07:27 PM PDT by kittymyrib
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Next up, Crayola sued for using racist terms in describing the crayon that lacks color.


10 posted on 07/08/2008 5:09:17 PM PDT by autumnraine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Black hole refers to the area in the skull formerly occupied by a brain.


11 posted on 07/08/2008 5:10:28 PM PDT by windsorknot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Welcome to the idiocy that is the modern world. Enjoy your stay.


12 posted on 07/08/2008 5:11:00 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
I nominate the judge and the commissioner for the "Heads Up Award." In this case the newly declared "Heads Up the Black Hole" award! This is so unbelievable!

RCI

13 posted on 07/08/2008 5:11:03 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mylife

Good lord! He’s still there? What was that crazy b!tch that made him look somber? AHA! Dianne Ragsdale!

She still there?

“Councilwoman Ragsdale, staff recommends that the parcel be zoned CR at this time.”

Ragsdale: “RACIST! RACIST! RACIST! THAT IS RACIST!”

“Councilwoman Ragsdale, we will be recessed for 45 minutes.”

Ragsdale: “RACIST! RACIST! RACIST! THAT IS RACIST!”


14 posted on 07/08/2008 5:11:36 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

“Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud “Excuse me!” He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a “white hole.”

That prompted Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.”

LOL. As a resident of Dallas I can saw these people are idiots. These demented fools don’t even understand the language.


15 posted on 07/08/2008 5:12:17 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
Price and Jones are ignorant fools.

"Black Hole" is a scientific term used to reference a region in space with a gravitational pull so powerful that not even light can escape.

This Orwellian "Diversity creates uniformity" groupthink BS is just another reason why I always...


16 posted on 07/08/2008 5:13:01 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Steven Hawking a racist? Who knew?


17 posted on 07/08/2008 5:13:01 PM PDT by DBrow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sam_paine

I dont know L0L I try not to pay attention. They arent my representatives.

Dallas politics is a joke.


18 posted on 07/08/2008 5:13:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Any black person who takes offense to the word “black” is a racist, and a pretty stupid one at that.


19 posted on 07/08/2008 5:14:21 PM PDT by CodeToad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BallyBill
Yep.

The people who refuse to pull the lever for McCain are going to learn things the hard way once fools like Price and Jones dominate the Nation.

20 posted on 07/08/2008 5:14:50 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: kittymyrib

Hmmm...apparently the Zimbabwe model is being deployed here in the US. I wonder how long before the whites are driven from their property and the people are herded to the ballot box with only one candidate on the ballot.

Clinton must be kicking himself for not thinking of this while he was the first, ‘Black’, president.


21 posted on 07/08/2008 5:15:16 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

I wonder if they just did’t know what it meant. On a realted note, years ago there was an art contest/show in our (Allegheny) County Courthouse - Pittsburgh is located here. It was about gun violence or black on black crime or something. Someone did a piece that was a respectful reinterpretation of Michaelangelo’s “Pieta.” It caused a minor controversy in the black community. Idiots are everywhere.


22 posted on 07/08/2008 5:16:07 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is hiding something about his birth, parents or name- but what?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
At least he didn't say “niggardly,” That got a white guy fired from the D.C. government.
23 posted on 07/08/2008 5:16:16 PM PDT by Ratblaster ( Obama's house, Rezko's yard)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
John Wiley Price, who is black...

John Wiley Price is a good example of why the "N" word won't go away. This poor excuse for a human is a race baiting poverty pimp to rival those two pant loads, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

24 posted on 07/08/2008 5:17:10 PM PDT by Feckless (En Temps)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

I wonder if he would have approved of “African American hole”?


25 posted on 07/08/2008 5:17:24 PM PDT by A. Patriot (CZ 52's ROCK)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

It could have been worse; he could have said, “niggardly black hole”.


26 posted on 07/08/2008 5:18:19 PM PDT by windsorknot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

For just a moment I thought this was a Detroit City Council meeting. But these characters all far too articulate for Detroit government.


27 posted on 07/08/2008 5:18:27 PM PDT by Zechariah_8_13 (The golden rule can't operate through a government program, it can only work between people.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kittymyrib

hey you cant mention skin, remember?


28 posted on 07/08/2008 5:18:40 PM PDT by Disciplinemisanthropy (...and that, people, is what grinds my gears.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia
One thing is for sure -- the "Judge" is ignorant.
29 posted on 07/08/2008 5:19:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Why, just today I squeezed a large African-American-head on my nose.


30 posted on 07/08/2008 5:20:57 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Barack Obama--the first black Jimmy Carter.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: A. Patriot

A “hole of color”?


31 posted on 07/08/2008 5:21:43 PM PDT by rogue yam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: PghBaldy
I wonder if they just did’t know what it meant.

Hardly a reassuring thought. Furthermore, the fact they immediately assumed it had racial connotations says a lot about their own prejudices.

32 posted on 07/08/2008 5:21:48 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Feckless

black hole
black list
black book
black balled
in the black

what next??


33 posted on 07/08/2008 5:21:53 PM PDT by mouse1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Where do they find these people? Do they get to vote?


34 posted on 07/08/2008 5:22:18 PM PDT by mortal19440
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mylife
John Wiley Price is widely known as an idiot.

Only by people that don't really know him. The rest of us know he's not that smart.

/johnny

35 posted on 07/08/2008 5:23:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

36 posted on 07/08/2008 5:24:31 PM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

You are my heroine!


37 posted on 07/08/2008 5:25:02 PM PDT by A. Morgan (VOTE FOR A LIBERAL N' WE'LL BE UP TO OUR NECKS IN ILLEGALS and OUTA' GAS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: All

Bahawawawaawhahhahahahah...lol...

B[l]ack to the future.


38 posted on 07/08/2008 5:25:17 PM PDT by Cindy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Price and Jones aren’t just dummies. They’re stupid dummies!

(Thank you Fred Sanford/Redd Foxx.)


39 posted on 07/08/2008 5:25:19 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Holy cow it’s getting difficult telling satire from real morons.


40 posted on 07/08/2008 5:25:26 PM PDT by Tigercap (McCain. For Supreme Court judge nominations and WOT progress if nothing else.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Reminds me of a similar meeting long time ago. It was on all the major newspapers. A guy used the term ‘niggardly’ (begrudgingly) during a meeting, and he was excoriated by black attendees. I think he may even have been fired.

Lots of ignorant people in the world. What can I say?


41 posted on 07/08/2008 5:25:35 PM PDT by Ben Reyes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mortal19440

Can I object to the term, “white dwarf”?


42 posted on 07/08/2008 5:26:06 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Evidently, John Wiley Price is sufficiently ignorant that he doesn’t know what a black hole is. Since that appears to be the case, I say we just let him exist in his own little stupid world.


43 posted on 07/08/2008 5:26:27 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
February 4, 1999 [Washington,] D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams said yesterday that he will rehire a former top aide who resigned last month because some city employees were offended that the aide used the word "niggardly" in describing how he would have to manage a fund's tight budget. . . .

Headlines?

Hadron Collider the world's largest atom smasher to be scrapped?
Libraries, universities to shred millions of astronomy books
"It's likely all of them contain the offensive description."

44 posted on 07/08/2008 5:26:37 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

That’s disappointing.

John Wiley Price has in the recent past been a fiscally responsible, reputable leader of the Dallas County Commissioners.

Let’s hope he’s not falling back into his 1980’s lunacy.


45 posted on 07/08/2008 5:26:40 PM PDT by primeval patriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JRandomFreeper

What about “white lie”?? Is that considered racist too??


46 posted on 07/08/2008 5:26:57 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Don't like my attitude? Then get one of your own!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: mylife

John Wiley Price once slugged a white jogger as he ran by a demonstration Price was leading..........


47 posted on 07/08/2008 5:26:58 PM PDT by Doctor Don
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: mylife
John Wiley Price is widely known as an idiot.

In that case, he's chosen an ideal profession.

48 posted on 07/08/2008 5:27:16 PM PDT by Reaganite1984
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
...a "white hole."


49 posted on 07/08/2008 5:28:19 PM PDT by Libloather (July is Liberal Awareness Month.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

OMG, the idiocy of some people never ceases to amaze me. I can only hope that the two men misheard Mayfield and didn’t really not understand the reference.


50 posted on 07/08/2008 5:28:51 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-138 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson