Skip to comments.CNN lapdog adds ‘breadbasket’ to Handbook of Racial Code Words after hearing Paul Ryan speech
Posted on 09/15/2012 11:37:50 AM PDT by nhwingut
@PeterHambyCNN: Ryan just called Florida "the breadbasket of the South" ... phrase has Civil War origins. Florida a major supplier food to the Confederacy
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These people are insane.
Gimme a freakin break, these idiots are truly psychotic.
I believe Winston Churchill said that Jaw-Jaw is better than War-War.
But the Jaw-Jaw is pointless now. This will come to war in our nation, and whether Florida serves as any sort of breadbasket for one side or the other during the Second Civil War is not important to me.
Did he make a PB&J with the bread from the breadbasket?
Bert just called Philadelphia the outhouse of the north. Philadelphia has a long history of social injustice and organized crime
There’s a degree of hyperbolic over-reach a person with a functioning brain can pull off.
And then, there’s asshats like Hamby.
Well Peter Hamby, your first name has an alternate origin also.
Oh good grief! I hate the state run media! These reporters are the scum of the earth.
Hooker has Civil War origins too.
Ask your mom about that, Hamby.
I seem to remember the term referring to my tummy when I was growing up.
Lets start handing out razor blades as parting gifts come election eve. These cretans are walking the fence
Is this satire?
What is supposed to be the implication?
"Hookers"-Named after General Joesph Hooker, they were unsavory women who were camp followers that trailed the Union Army.
Just like Pete Hamby's Mom.
The phrase “breadbasket” as an economic term is as old as the references to Egypt as the “breadbasket” to Rome we see in the works of the ancient historians and many thereafter. It’s on the “A” list of overused historical metaphors.
Don’t dial while drunk, and don’t tweet while stoned.
OK, here we go: You people in Chicago were niggardly in putting the PB&J on the bread from the breadbasket while trying to make the PGA Tour.
According to Merriam Webster, the colloquialism “breadbasket” originated in 1753.
Not sure what civil war the term breadbasket originated in, but it was not ours.
Seriously, the media is becoming a Saturday Night Live skit.
“Bread Basket” should be compliment. It conjures up visions of bumper crops and silos filled to overflowing.
These people are insane.
Yes, they are, but so are a lot of the target audience whew opinions they are trying to sway with their propaganda.
Have to give them credit, they really understand their base and they really know how to appeal to that base.
I can see where HAMby might be offensive to muslims.
NPR also has some disgusting views on racial code words.
Double-secret code words...
You should immediately report anyone using such words to SPL to be declared a racist bigot.
It is your patriotic duty to The Won.
NPR had some stooges giving the DNC line about the Lybian fiasco. They were all attacking Romney and giving the meme about the video at fault.
No discussioin or consideration of Obama fault. Just “romney had no right to comment”
It is 1979 with the MSM covering for Carter.
NPR is desperatly trying to link obama to clinton while reality links obama to carter.
Okay, but solos overflowing with fuel for rebel soldiers. Which means Ryan wants Florida’s resources to feed a new secession. Is it any coincidence Ryan turned secessionist when we have a black president?/s
Ow, my head hurts from trying to think like this guy. I was used to “states rights” meaning seeking to reimpose slavery. The kool-aid and pb&j stuff was cute. But this doesn’t even make sense.
So, it would be racist to use the phrase “punched in the breadbasket?”.
Also, back to the racist theme: It would probably be more racist to note that Zimbabwe used to be known as “the breadbasket of Southern Africa” before Mugabe implemented his land reforms than to relate the fact that Florida supplied food during the Civil War, and hence was known as the “breadbasket of the South.”
For some actual facts, a little googling indicates there were different areas referenced as the “breadbasket of the South,” prior of course to today’s events.
The main references were to the Shenandoah Valley of VA, with a number of references to various Georgia counties and even to Atlanta, which would seem to have been more of a “bread shipping point.”
Not one reference to Florida for the phrase in 50 Googles.
In any case, VERY little wheat would have come out of FL during the War, though it was a major source of cattle and salt. Which would seem to make it more of a “hamburger basket.”
Don't know if that was a contemporary epithet or something that historians came up with later.
They actually did grow wheat there, something Florida isn't known for.
Floridians may have had similar traditions, something about their state as the "breadbasket of the Confederacy" -- as do Georgians and Texans -- but it's silly to see this as "dog-whistle" politics.
Don’t even pay attention to it. This is designed to be annoying and create tension.
Call it what it is: Childish.
The Ukraine is also the Breadbasket. I guess that’s racist too.
No, if you punch the breadbasket you’re punching Florida. Which means you’re the Union army marching on with His truth and so forth.
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!
Along with all words spoken by Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan.
Racebaiters will always claim that any word can be racist. Ignore the deep-rooted racists!
Oxford gives that date use as a slang term for the stomach. Actual reference to a basket for holding bread goes bach to 1552.
(the lefts meltdown has brought me no end of amusement!)
That’s the most racist thing I’ve ever read! /s
BTW ... you forgot to include “black hole” in your rant. :-)
What’s next, labanza?
Nah, I think it was his sister.
You forgot “Hello”.....could be code....HELL O.
“Whats next, labanza?”
Hey, what do you have against Italians?? (LOL!!)
he’s getting hammered on twitter...
California’s Central Valley was considered to be the “breadbasket” to the US before Nancy Pelosi and her minions cut off the water. Now it has a high unemployment rate and pan handlers standing in every median.
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