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Remarks against Obama probed
Durham County News Observer ^ | 13 November 2998 | Stanley B. Chambers Jr

Posted on 11/14/2008 8:37:49 AM PST by silverleaf

Remarks against Obama probed
Durham police conducting internal investigation; chief says it wasn't a slur

Stanley B. Chambers Jr., Staff Writer

DURHAM - Derogatory remarks toward President-elect Barack Obama made on a social networking Web site are now the subject of an internal police investigation. A police department employee claims the statements were made on the MySpace pages of two Durham officers.

"There's no exact words that were said," said Police Chief Jose L. Lopez Sr. in a telephone interview Wednesday from San Diego, where he is attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. "It wasn't a racial slur, but we're still investigating it."....................

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bho2008; blacklist; brownshirts; citizensurveillance; constitution; dictatorship; digg; firstamendment; freedom; liberalfascism; mindcrime; nc2008; obama; obamunism; socialism; thoughtcrime; thoughtpolice
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http://www.newsobserver.com/news/durham/story/1292635.html

1 posted on 11/14/2008 8:37:49 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: silverleaf

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/durham/story/1292635.html


2 posted on 11/14/2008 8:38:13 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf

Doubleplusungood.

Crimethink!


3 posted on 11/14/2008 8:39:14 AM PST by WayneS (Cynic? I prefer "Realist")
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To: silverleaf

The Thought Police made their presence known during the months before the election. Now they can go full throttle.


4 posted on 11/14/2008 8:40:37 AM PST by sarasota
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To: silverleaf
Gee, now if they'd only done that about comments about Bush...

So, ThoughtCrime has arrived.

5 posted on 11/14/2008 8:40:51 AM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: silverleaf
Why don't they get over to DU or the DailyKos (or the MSM)and probe a few thousand of the remarks against President Bush?

Which goes first...the 1st Amendment, or the 2nd Amendment?
6 posted on 11/14/2008 8:41:01 AM PST by FrankR (Operation Tightbelt...he can't redistribute what isn't there...stop all un-necessary spending.)
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To: silverleaf

Incredible! No racism stated and from what is posted, there does not appear to be any public computers being used. Assuming no tax payer owned PCs (or macs) were used, this should not be an issue. It looks like if you want a job paid for by tax payers, then you had better tow the Obama line.


7 posted on 11/14/2008 8:41:33 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: silverleaf
"There's no exact words that were said," said Police Chief Jose L. Lopez Sr. in a telephone interview ...

There isn't, chief? Then what are you investigating.

8 posted on 11/14/2008 8:41:48 AM PST by Tax-chick ("I thank Thee, dear Jesus, that Thy will and not mine has been done." ~St. Frances Cabrini)
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To: MitchellC; Moose4

NC news.


9 posted on 11/14/2008 8:43:03 AM PST by Tax-chick ("I thank Thee, dear Jesus, that Thy will and not mine has been done." ~St. Frances Cabrini)
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To: Tax-chick

Sounds like a witch hunt to me.


10 posted on 11/14/2008 8:43:26 AM PST by DonaldC
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To: DonaldC

Yes, it does.


11 posted on 11/14/2008 8:44:37 AM PST by Tax-chick ("I thank Thee, dear Jesus, that Thy will and not mine has been done." ~St. Frances Cabrini)
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To: FrankR

How about website/webspace comments made about Condi Rice?
Clarence Thomas? Sarah Palin?

no racism or sexism to see there...move along


12 posted on 11/14/2008 8:44:40 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf

There are sure a lot of people being investigated all of a sudden and Hussein is not even president yet. I don’t remember anyone being investigated for saying something about George W. Bush in the past eight years.


13 posted on 11/14/2008 8:45:00 AM PST by Brown Deer
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To: silverleaf

This is a shot across the bow of conservative talk radio. Its not only what you say, its what you think about our dear leader. And to think, the sob is not even president yet.


14 posted on 11/14/2008 8:46:11 AM PST by MarkT
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To: silverleaf

people must realize that cant speak against the 0ne!


15 posted on 11/14/2008 8:47:18 AM PST by isom35
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To: isom35

The Thought Police in full effect.


16 posted on 11/14/2008 8:48:09 AM PST by VA_Gentleman (Proud Libertarian - because the GOP has abandoned their principles.)
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To: silverleaf

Man, this is getting scary. And so one-sided.

We all know Obama gestapho iis watching FR.

How does my hair look?


17 posted on 11/14/2008 8:48:13 AM PST by hoe_cake (" 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tax-chick
"There's no exact words that were said,"

That was my favorite quote, too. Maybe they're investigating penumbras and emanations, or what they think the people in question might have been thinking at the time they thought about writing their posts...

This is insane.

18 posted on 11/14/2008 8:48:21 AM PST by livius
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To: silverleaf
There's no exact words that were said," said Police Chief Jose L. Lopez Sr.

I'm trying very hard not to jump to any conclusions.

19 posted on 11/14/2008 8:48:24 AM PST by vortigern (Watch this: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZxBX8sz3tO8)
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Speaking against the president elect merits a police investigation? We are in for rough time.


20 posted on 11/14/2008 8:49:57 AM PST by Godwin1
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To: All

Mr. Obama,

I think you are a Marxist Socialist out to ruin the producers of this nation. You can rot in hell, sir.

There, now come and investigate me.


21 posted on 11/14/2008 8:50:04 AM PST by navymom1 (I support Free Speech. Defeat the Fairness Doctrine.)
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To: livius

Well, it’s Durham. It’s an insane place.


22 posted on 11/14/2008 8:50:25 AM PST by Tax-chick ("I thank Thee, dear Jesus, that Thy will and not mine has been done." ~St. Frances Cabrini)
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To: silverleaf

“if the allegations are found to be true and officers posted racially charged statements, then an appropriate response by the department would be warranted.”

So, if the Democrat party ran a racially charged campaign, would an appropriate response by the Justice department be warranted?

Just askin’.


23 posted on 11/14/2008 8:50:34 AM PST by ChicagahAl (So your bumper sticker says: "Don't blame me, I didn't vote!"? Duh!)
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To: mlocher

Which is why, in spite of the fact that for our family’s sake, we would like to have our pension continue from the auto industry, it may be best if GM filed for bankruptcy.


24 posted on 11/14/2008 8:50:44 AM PST by madison10
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To: silverleaf

Does this have anything to do with the Sheriff that dared to use ‘The Ones’s’ full name in public?


25 posted on 11/14/2008 8:52:07 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: MarkT

note that on his adminstration’s “employment application” zerO’s team asks applicants for every alias or handle they ever used on the internet

Looks like there will be plenty of work searching out objectionable opinions and comments about dear leader ...

will Obummer’s personal pajamahadeen be clad in brownshirts or pajamas?


26 posted on 11/14/2008 8:52:17 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: what_not2007

Your hair looks fine
Now, will you be a job reference for silverleaf if I apply to be on the zerO’s staff?

s-a-r-c


27 posted on 11/14/2008 8:53:27 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf


It's what's for dinner.
28 posted on 11/14/2008 8:54:04 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: silverleaf

“Now, will you be a job reference for silverleaf”

any association to me will get your application nixed quickly! :`)


29 posted on 11/14/2008 8:57:05 AM PST by hoe_cake (" 'We the people' tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us." Ronald Reagan)
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To: silverleaf

“It wasn’t a racial slur, but we’re still investigating it.”.................... “

Makes no sense at all. Note to myself: You may want to rethink your dream of moving to N.C. some day.


30 posted on 11/14/2008 8:58:34 AM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Liberty Valance

bttt


31 posted on 11/14/2008 9:01:19 AM PST by petercooper (1/20/13 - Change I can believe in.)
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To: silverleaf; All
"Remarks against Obama probed "


32 posted on 11/14/2008 9:02:47 AM PST by musicman
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To: MarkT
Its not only what you say, its what you think about our dear leader.

That's "Dear Leader" to us serfs.

33 posted on 11/14/2008 9:03:25 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: silverleaf

And here we thought the thought police were unpossible.


34 posted on 11/14/2008 9:04:18 AM PST by NonValueAdded (once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
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To: Brown Deer
You're right on that observation! Why, for the past 8 years, the libs (oops--progressives) in my office have called GWB everything derogatory you can imagine--except the "n" word, perhaps--usually when they get into their little supportive gangships.

Well, time may prove disastrous for them if my fears of the Obama-rule comes to fruition. It may take more loss of our liberty before conservatives come to genuine, principled conservatives take back the White House and Congress.

Regards . . . Penny

35 posted on 11/14/2008 9:06:32 AM PST by Penny
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To: silverleaf

Minor correction—the paper is the Raleigh News & Observer. Durham is next door to Raleigh.

And speaking as a Durham resident...let’s just say that criticism of The Obama is not tolerated here in beautiful Nifongville. Durham County went 76-22 for Obama, the highest of any county in North Carolina. It is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the local reverse-racists of the Democratic Party.

}:-)4


36 posted on 11/14/2008 9:06:50 AM PST by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: silverleaf

Changing my tagline now.


37 posted on 11/14/2008 9:08:35 AM PST by SalukiLawyer (Barack Obama! Hope! Change! A new era for America and the world!)
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To: Old Grumpy

“It wasn’t a racial slur, but we’re still investigating it.”....................

Maybe that’s just most appropriate thing that they can say right now so that they don’t come under some type of investigation.


38 posted on 11/14/2008 9:12:34 AM PST by Godsgirl
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To: what_not2007
How does my hair look?

LOL!

39 posted on 11/14/2008 9:12:43 AM PST by KittenClaws
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To: silverleaf

The Hussein has been insulted. Send his sons to deal with blasphemers.


40 posted on 11/14/2008 9:12:47 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: silverleaf

God help us!

This was strange:

“There’s no exact words that were said,” said Police Chief Jose L. Lopez Sr. in a telephone interview Wednesday from San Diego, where he is attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. “It wasn’t a racial slur, but we’re still investigating it.”

and then this:

“Bonfield added that if the allegations are found to be true and officers posted racially charged statements, then an appropriate response by the department would be warranted.”

So which is it? First they say ‘no exact words were said’...then ‘no racist slur said’..then said the allegations were that they made ‘racially charged statements’!!

hmmmmm.....color me confused. Was it a racist THOUGHT? LOL


41 posted on 11/14/2008 9:14:20 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: FrankR
Which goes first...the 1st Amendment, or the 2nd Amendment?

The First is easiest to eliminate. There would be a terrible price trying to eliminate the Second.

42 posted on 11/14/2008 9:16:47 AM PST by TheThinker (It is the natural tendency of government to gravitate towards tyranny.)
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To: silverleaf

Which brings up a very good point- As many of you know, certain keywords are flagged already by our government, and now that Barack, a black man is in office, you can bet that the government will be scrutinizing certain keywords much more closely and over-reacting, so it would be prudent on our parts to refrain from venting too carelessly and to be careful how we phrase things, as I’m sure FR is being watched pretty closely by hte Nazis, err I mean ‘patriots’ under Barack (His ‘civilian Security detail).

Funny htouygh that it’s only the Republicans and conservatives who have to watch their words while the pukes over on DU, Adrianna Huffington’s site etc can say anythign they want with impunity-


43 posted on 11/14/2008 9:18:45 AM PST by CottShop
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To: silverleaf

If I had made the remarks, I’d make certain the gestapo thugs didn’t have to bother with an investigation. PIGs! Patriot lawyers better line up to defend the Constitution, because that is what these maggots are attacking.


44 posted on 11/14/2008 9:19:37 AM PST by pallis
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To: FrankR

looks like the 1st....


45 posted on 11/14/2008 9:20:03 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: silverleaf

Have these people, and many like them, been as diligent in combing websites for negative remarks about President Bush for the last eight years? Who was investigating all the negative things said about him?

President Obama will rule America like Amadmanutjob rules Iran.


46 posted on 11/14/2008 9:21:20 AM PST by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
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To: silverleaf

What remakably stupid tale.


47 posted on 11/14/2008 9:23:16 AM PST by Adder (typical basicly decent bitter white person)
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To: silverleaf

Do I understand this story correctly?
1. Nothing was said;
2. There were no racial slurs;
3. They are still investigating.

They are investigating WHAT? The Durham police are becoming quite expert in investigating non-crimes.


48 posted on 11/14/2008 9:23:44 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: silverleaf

No exact words, no racial slur, but derogatory? How do they define derogatory? Big ears? Liar? Just asking.


49 posted on 11/14/2008 9:24:21 AM PST by DejaJude
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To: silverleaf

Silver, this kind of response on the part of Obamaniacs is rampant! They are so irrationally enraptured that they will not abide anyone speaking about him in less than hushed tones of awe.

This is really not good, people. Really.


50 posted on 11/14/2008 9:26:06 AM PST by delphirogatio (I am the indication, not the confirmation.)
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