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Richard Cebull Says He Sent Racist Obama Email
Billing Gazette ^ | Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Clair Johnson

Posted on 02/29/2012 7:44:08 PM PST by kristinn

Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull apologized Wednesday for sending a racist email about President Obama from his office to a few friends.

"To say it's inappropriate and stupid is an extreme understatement," Cebull said Wednesday afternoon in his courthouse chambers in Billings.

"There is no doubt it's racist. It wasn't forwarded for that purpose," Cebull said. "If anything, it was political."

The judge admitted he forwarded the racially charged email he received to seven friends, including his brother, on Feb. 20 from his office computer.

The email eventually was forwarded to the Great Falls Tribune, which published it Wednesday. The Tribune said the email text read as follows:

"Normally I don't send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.

"A little boy said to his mother, 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?' His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!'"

Cebull took responsibility, calling it "a hard lesson to learn. I apologize."

The judge said he is not a racist although he acknowledged people will think that because of the email.

(Excerpt) Read more at billingsgazette.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Montana
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I see a resignation in his future.
1 posted on 02/29/2012 7:44:14 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

People need to stop apologizing. It wasn’t racist: it was a tasteless, negative comment on Obamalini’s mother.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 7:48:17 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: kristinn

Can someone explain to just how that joke was racist? Disrespectful, sure, but I don’t see what’s racist, really.


3 posted on 02/29/2012 7:48:38 PM PST by risen_feenix
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To: kristinn

Hey, as Obama has started the AAs for Obama campaign, why not the whitey’s againt Obama? Its no more racist.


4 posted on 02/29/2012 7:49:12 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kristinn.
"A little boy said to his mother, 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?' His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!'"
Whatever you do, don't spread this joke around. And don't do it soon.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 7:49:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: kristinn

I wonder which of his “friends” sent this to the newspaper?


6 posted on 02/29/2012 7:50:02 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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big deal...

don’t care...


7 posted on 02/29/2012 7:50:02 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: risen_feenix

His Mother was right, it was an obvious “slur on a Curr.”


8 posted on 02/29/2012 7:51:45 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: kristinn

I laughed-——hard.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 7:52:52 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: kristinn

Racist? No

Funny? Yes, very


10 posted on 02/29/2012 7:52:52 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: kristinn
Now how would the MSM defend this if say Biden had said something like this?

There is no credible proof that this joke refers to any specific person.
There may be some truth to the rumor.
Let's wait for a full investigation instead of jumping to conclusions.
This is a personal matter and is not related to job performance.
Oh, come on, it's just a joke.

11 posted on 02/29/2012 7:54:08 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: SunkenCiv

I have to concur, I don’t see the racism in that joke. Unless you are going to argue that it implies that all white Leftist females are sluts.


12 posted on 02/29/2012 7:56:37 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: kristinn

I don’t see racist Holder resigning and we elected Obama who attended a racist church for twenty years. Racism is a fact of life in the US. We are told to celebrate it.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 8:00:18 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: achilles2000
One must go after the enemy in every way and if called on it then escalate.

14 posted on 02/29/2012 8:03:31 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: SunkenCiv
Whatever you do, don't spread this joke

Yeah, she's been spread plenty already.

15 posted on 02/29/2012 8:04:17 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: achilles2000
it sure is racist..why is it always the white woman that's the slut ?
16 posted on 02/29/2012 8:13:21 PM PST by stylin19a (time to Obamanos)
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To: kristinn

Thanks for giving libs even more ammo for their race card, Cebull. Stinking idiot.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 8:13:55 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: kristinn

I see a resignation in his future.


Count on it. Hope he thinks the joke was worth throwing away his career for. Not to mention all the money his college education cost.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 8:18:18 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: kristinn
At the White House Press conference this morning an unknown reported asked Carney what President Obama had to say about this. Carney said the President only said...” woof woof woof woof”.
19 posted on 02/29/2012 8:18:44 PM PST by fish hawk (Isa. 42:12 Let them give glory unto the Lord and declare his praise in the islands. (Maui))
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To: SampleMan

As I tell people all the time when they accuse me of racism.
I simply say, “Heck, I do not like the white half either”!!
Shuts them up real fast. They do not know what to say.
By the way, having a black father and a white mother, DOES NOT automatically make one “black”. Mulatto, yes, black NO>


20 posted on 02/29/2012 8:19:24 PM PST by Mr. Wright (N\)
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To: kristinn
I've spent the last 3 months on jury duty and have a month to go.

I would pray for a judge like that. Not going to happen.

21 posted on 02/29/2012 8:23:22 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Mr. Wright

“By the way, having a black father and a white mother, DOES NOT automatically make one “black”. Mulatto, yes, black NO!”

But the Blacks don’t see it that way. If he didn’t “look Black,” they would not vote for him. With Blacks, its skin color uber alles! Right now, FUBO is at 86% approval with Blacks. Can’t bring myself to call them AA’s, ‘cause none of them have ever been to Africa and most are not Americans either.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 8:31:08 PM PST by vette6387
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To: kristinn

Let’s see, this had to be a Republican. A Democrat wouldn’t even blush at the hypocrisy.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 8:44:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: bigheadfred

LOL!


24 posted on 02/29/2012 8:50:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

I did. Just posted it on my facebook page, along with the pic of Obumbles drinking a beer that says ‘Not too dark, bitter, not much of a head’. Wonder if I’ll get a reaction out of my lib friends. Sadly, I don’t get very many responses anymore. Hee hee....


25 posted on 02/29/2012 9:04:58 PM PST by Mama Shawna
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To: Graewoulf

Obie married a bitch so his mother may have been more preceptive than she thought.

I actually feel sorrow for Obama’s mother. She wanted to do good in the world and look what she ended up creating, the “Anti-Christ”, marxist traitor and liar-in-chief.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 9:16:14 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Mama Shawna

:’)


27 posted on 02/29/2012 9:19:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: kristinn

How is a joke that suggests that Obama’s (white) mother was a slut who dabbled in bestiality considered “racist”? Have we sunk that far in our use of the language as a culture - even among our “elites”?


28 posted on 02/29/2012 9:33:53 PM PST by montag813
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“She wanted to do good in the world”

You’re giving her WAY too much credit. She was a self-loathing American, a wanna-be cadillac communist who only got off with “strange”.

You know what the difference was between her, and the active scum like Dohrn, Ayer’s wife?

Obambi’s mother was a coward.


29 posted on 02/29/2012 10:45:42 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: vette6387

Not only do blacks not see it that way, neither does the state-run, lame-stream, liberal-left, progressive-communist media in the U.S. They constantly refer to this guy as the “first black president” which he IS NOT. He is simply this, the “first Mulatto president”. Know it. learn it, live it.


30 posted on 03/01/2012 4:23:56 AM PST by Mr. Wright (N\)
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To: Mr. Wright

The name Barrack. In derogatory context = you a bassist

welcome to Obama world. no it isn’t racist. just mean.


31 posted on 03/01/2012 5:30:47 AM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Gasshog

apologies to bass players

stupid auto spell check smartassphone.


32 posted on 03/01/2012 5:33:42 AM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: kristinn
Judge Cebull was nominated to the federal bench in 2001 by President George W. Bush.

Leni

33 posted on 03/01/2012 5:38:53 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: risen_feenix

It was not racist. It was a yo’ momma joke. Last time I looked such jokes are prevalent in a certain community.


34 posted on 03/01/2012 5:39:28 AM PST by chuckee
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To: chessplayer; kristinn
Count on it. Hope he thinks the joke was worth throwing away his career for. Not to mention all the money his college education cost.

He's a judge. The remark was in his off-duty, private capacity. They will have a hard time tossing him off the bench if he does not voluntarily choose to resign.

It's long past time that people become less deferential to "outraged" Leftists.

35 posted on 03/01/2012 6:30:31 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: All

Here’s a dirty little secret: Nobody gives a damn about racism anymore, including black folks.
It is simply a “gotcha” tool and a way for leeches to enrich themselves.
The day a politician stands before the electorate and has an HONEST discussion (not the Liberal version of “honest” which means bend over whitey, here it comes) about race, that candidate wins in a landslide...


36 posted on 03/01/2012 9:17:45 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: SunkenCiv

“You’re lucky you don’t bark”

Maybe I’m dumb but I do not understand what that’s supposed to mean.


37 posted on 03/01/2012 11:12:13 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

i don’t feel sorry for her!
She had a baby w/a married man, left her kid behind to travel about the world.
Really? Sounds like bad choices to me.


38 posted on 03/01/2012 11:36:50 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: achilles2000
It wasn’t racist: it was a tasteless, negative comment on Obamalini’s mother.

Concur. Your analysis is perfecto. The judge's "apology" is otiose and not at all clarifying.

39 posted on 03/01/2012 12:20:59 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus; achilles2000
It wasn’t racist: it was a tasteless, negative comment on Obamalini’s mother.
Concur. Your analysis is perfecto. The judge's "apology" is otiose and not at all clarifying.

+1 to both of you. IMO, it's even more worthless than a Bill Maher joke.

40 posted on 03/01/2012 12:34:54 PM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: kristinn

Actually, Obamao does bark!


41 posted on 03/01/2012 12:42:44 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

It means that, at one time, his mother was fetching.


42 posted on 03/02/2012 4:34:18 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Boy, that post sure created a shit storm on my Fb page, HAHAHAHA! Two of my most liberal friends responded right on cue, just like Pavlovs dogs! They have no idea I post stuff like that for my amusement to watch them froth at the mouth!


43 posted on 03/02/2012 9:55:46 AM PST by Mama Shawna
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To: achilles2000

The racist element of the joke is, a white woman who has sex with a black man will also have sex with a dog. Miscegenation and bestiality are in the same category, in other words.


44 posted on 03/04/2012 6:10:03 AM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: achilles2000

No, it was racist—with the implication that having a child fathered by a black man is just a step above a child of beastiality.


45 posted on 03/04/2012 6:12:07 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SampleMan

“why not the whitey’s againt Obama? Its no more racist.”

I wonder...would “Honkies against half-honkies” be racist?


46 posted on 03/04/2012 6:28:28 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: 9YearLurker; Dick Holmes

“From what I can remember about that party...”

The implication is that she was so drugged/drunk that she had no idea what she was doing, which was the point of the “bark” comment. In other words, there was no deep “why” to his question about his “blackness”, it was just something random.

The joke wasn’t racist, unless being nasty about Obamalini’s mother is now to be deemed racist.


47 posted on 03/04/2012 8:30:39 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Kristin

Not racist. Not heart touching. A stupid statement which makes no sense at all.

Jokes are meant to be funny on the first go round. I have read it several times and still do not get the punch line.

Knowing someone sitting on the bench finds a such a touching, inner meaning in such an inane statement is frightening.

Just read it one last time...I still don’t get it.


48 posted on 03/04/2012 8:41:37 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: 9YearLurker
Ohhhh, I get it now. In that context it is racist as hell. To say it is heart touching makes me think the judge might have a sheet hanging in his closet.

Racist or not, a Federal Judge not having the sense to know what goes on the web, stays on the web (unless your name is obama) has no business on the bench.

49 posted on 03/04/2012 8:55:29 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: achilles2000

If you don’t get the point to “you’re lucky that” as “it could be worse”, you’re either obtuse or purposely posturing as such.


50 posted on 03/04/2012 9:05:35 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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