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O'Connell: No offense meant when snowman photographed in Confederate flag bikini top
Taunton Gazette (Mass.) ^ | February 11, 2013 | Gerry Tuoti

Posted on 02/18/2013 9:03:32 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

TAUNTON — State Rep. Shaunna O’Connell said she meant no offense when she posted a photograph on Facebook showing a snowman decorated with a Confederate flag bikini top.

“It was just kids having innocent fun,” O’Connell said. “Nothing should be read into that at all.”

O’Connell, R-Taunton, posted the image to Facebook on Sunday, along with photographs of her children playing in the snow and a U.S. flag against a snowy backdrop.

The Confederate flag, regardless of the intent behind its display, can be a racially charged image for many Americans, said Michael Curry, president of the NAACP’s Boston chapter.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: dixie; flag; naacp; oconnell; snowman
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Now two snowmen playing with each other's carrots...
1 posted on 02/18/2013 9:03:41 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

This crap is so tiresome.

The complete and utter lack of shame from the NAACP/Democrats/liberals is astounding.


2 posted on 02/18/2013 9:06:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

That would be “radical left wing extremist demokkkrat naacp liberals”.

Maybe someone is offended by the black/green/yellow flag (or whatever color make up it is) that some people display as a symbol of their african roots. But, of course no one dare say that. If you are so enamored with all things africa, go live in mogadishu or some other craphole for a while and then come back here an complain how crappy things are here. These asshats have NO clue how bad things can be.


3 posted on 02/18/2013 9:12:50 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ridiculous. Why is everything a symbol? Why can’t it just be what it is?


4 posted on 02/18/2013 9:14:54 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: cripplecreek
I think maybe O'Connell was actually trying to insult obese eskimos....


5 posted on 02/18/2013 9:16:31 AM PST by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: cripplecreek
This crap is so tiresome.

It's getting down right retarded.

its display, can be a racially charged image for many Americans

Dear Lord, we have millions of people in this country that are unquestionably too damn stupid to live. Sheesh!
6 posted on 02/18/2013 9:17:57 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: ConservativeStatement

why is the flag racial again??


7 posted on 02/18/2013 9:20:43 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: ConservativeStatement

In five more years men like me will be illegal. No worship. Controlled reading. No ammo. No guns. No knives. Bows? Nah. No FR :-(


8 posted on 02/18/2013 9:21:24 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: ZX12R

“Dear Lord, we have millions of people in this country that are unquestionably too damn stupid to live. Sheesh.”

And 5 cities, whose states total 132 electoral votes make the decisions for all of us.


9 posted on 02/18/2013 9:21:24 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: ZX12R

Yes, but knowing how this stuff gets played, why are R’s so foolish as to hand out ammo?


10 posted on 02/18/2013 9:21:46 AM PST by az wildkitten
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To: ConservativeStatement

So the National Collection of Perpetually Pissed Off Black People are seriously offended by a snowman wearing a bikini top with Confederate flags as the cups covering its snow boobs?


11 posted on 02/18/2013 9:24:09 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: ZX12R

I’m a full on Yankee and the flag has never bothered or offended me in the least.

Its damn near as common here in the north these days as it is in the south. A pole barn down the road from me has an enormous mural of tattered but still standing confederate battle flag on it. I think its a cool mural.


12 posted on 02/18/2013 9:25:44 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

NAACP is a wholly owned subsidiary of the DNC. No Repub should ever expect fair treatment there.

Furthermore, the press organ that is not wholly DNC is rare. No surprises there either.

Don’t let DNC propaganda get under your hide. We need to be building our own sources of information and our own means of public communication and turn theirs off.


13 posted on 02/18/2013 9:25:49 AM PST by marron
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To: ConservativeStatement

Notice the prominent placement of the letter “R” in this news story. This young lady is a member of an endangered species: a Republican who holds elected office in Massachusetts.

Meanwhile, here in Illinois, news media references to Jesse Jackson Jr. are notably deficient on mentions of (A) his party affiliation, (B) the fact that he was hospitalized for mental illness during the 2012 campaign and attended precisely zero campaign events (but won in a landslide anyway) and (C) the fact that he resigned from office shortly after the election, facing a federal indictment for spending about $750,000 in campaign contributions on such items as Michael Jackson memorabilia, fur coats, and a $43,000 Rolex.

The news stories that do mention one of the three items I listed — (A), (B), or (C) — carefully avoid any mention of the other two.

Nothing to see here. Time to move on.

But a Republican has been spotted in a yard, with a snowman wearing a Confederate-flag bikini top? Roll those cameras, this is NEWS. And don’t forget to point out that she’s a Republican.


14 posted on 02/18/2013 9:27:43 AM PST by Bryan
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To: ConservativeStatement

She obviously missed some PC training/indoctrination/brainwashing. Go figure. I will have to support her in the next election in some way.

15 posted on 02/18/2013 9:34:38 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Snowpeople must be racist!! Have you ever seen a black one?


16 posted on 02/18/2013 9:35:50 AM PST by zagger
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To: rlmorel
I have heard her as a guest on Howie Carr's (Boston area) radio show. Maybe RaccoonRadio (a Freeper) knows if this issue has been discussed on Carr's show. My guess is that it has.
17 posted on 02/18/2013 9:38:53 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m a full on Yankee and the flag has never bothered or offended me in the least.

That's because you are representative of normal people, who aren't constantly walking around with a racist hunter's chip on their shoulder. It must be brain decay, the most common symptom of liberalism.
18 posted on 02/18/2013 9:39:32 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: ZX12R
they should have used an american flag bikini like this :


19 posted on 02/18/2013 9:39:44 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: rktman
That would be “radical left wing extremist demokkkrat naacp liberals”.

you forgot "scumbug."

20 posted on 02/18/2013 9:41:06 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: Bryan

Reminds me of the story on the news out of Detroit on election night 2004. A black woman was interviewed and complained that “There was a white man in there”.


21 posted on 02/18/2013 9:41:53 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
or this:


22 posted on 02/18/2013 9:42:08 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: az wildkitten
Yes, but knowing how this stuff gets played, why are R’s so foolish as to hand out ammo?

It is only ammo for ignorant and weak minded people who shouldn't be opinionated.
23 posted on 02/18/2013 9:44:00 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’d comment on it, but I can’t listen to the radio anymore.

In looking for her picture, I saw an article that talked about her opposition to using EBT cards to post bail.

Heck, that’s a good sign, if nothing else.


24 posted on 02/18/2013 9:45:03 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: raccoonradio; ConservativeStatement; Lonesome in Massachussets; Gay State Conservative
I have heard her as a guest on Howie Carr's (Boston area) radio show. Maybe RaccoonRadio (a Freeper) knows if this issue has been discussed on Carr's show. My guess is that it has.

pinging raccoonradio and a couple of other MA FReepers...

25 posted on 02/18/2013 9:45:45 AM PST by nutmeg (Who and WHERE are the Benghazi survivors??)
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To: marron
Don’t let DNC propaganda get under your hide. We need to be building our own
sources of information and our own means of public communication and turn theirs off.
Moron Axis: Socialist-Marxist Liberals/RINOs
in NY/Boston/Washington DC Axis...
NYT/LAT/WaPo/ABCNNBCBS/FauxNC ...

26 posted on 02/18/2013 9:46:03 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Mr. K

Hey...if I had a snow sculpture that looked like that, I might have to find out how long it takes it to melt...:)


27 posted on 02/18/2013 9:47:07 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Mr. K
they should have used an american flag bikini like this :

As hard as it is to imagine, SOMEONE would have had a problem with that too. Stupidity has a very broad spectrum of adherents.
28 posted on 02/18/2013 9:48:27 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: rlmorel

Actually O’Connell looks like SHE may not look half-bad in a Stars and Bars bikini...


29 posted on 02/18/2013 9:50:04 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: YHAOS

I stand corrected. LOL!


30 posted on 02/18/2013 9:51:25 AM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: AnalogReigns

Attention, Janet Jackson

If you had worn one of THESE at the Super Bowl and removed it on live TV you would have been celebrated instead of being pilloried.


31 posted on 02/18/2013 9:51:32 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mr. K

perhaps we need a “flags of the world bikini page”?


32 posted on 02/18/2013 9:53:07 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: cripplecreek

I feel the same way, cripplecreek. I admit I find flags with Che Guevara’s image on them extremely distasteful and offensive, but...being a conservative, I recognize it as free speech.

Granted, there are staunchly conservative ex-Cubans who are now Americans who disagree completely with me, but...you get the idea.


33 posted on 02/18/2013 9:53:18 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: zagger
Snowpeople must be racist!! Have you ever seen a black one?

If you've ever been to NYC in January or February you know that there are dark gray snowmen.

34 posted on 02/18/2013 9:55:53 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"...Attention, Janet Jackson: If you had worn one of THESE at the Super Bowl and removed it on live TV you would have been celebrated instead of being pilloried..."

I don't know. I am still having nightmares of metal objects sticking out of flabby celebrity protuberances...

The American Flag can cover a lot of things, but the mindbleach I need for that mental image that still persists is strong...

(But, I see your point!)

35 posted on 02/18/2013 9:57:52 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

LOL! “Gentlemen of the Jury...”

Okay. I am sure to get my virtual hand slapped by someone for even considering this aspect, but, hey...most conservatives can appreciate a woman who has a good, conservative, thinking, logical brain AND carries it around in good looking packaging...:)


36 posted on 02/18/2013 10:01:35 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: cripplecreek

I totally agree with you....several years ago we visited the Outer Banks and my son bought a confederate flag and had it hanging in his bedroom until he moved out...one of my co-workers has a confederate flag flying from his truck...so what....and we are Yankees too...some people are too easily offended...sheesh...


37 posted on 02/18/2013 10:02:43 AM PST by little-e ("It's a great day for hockey." Badger Bob Johnson..)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is this as bad as taking a drink of water?


38 posted on 02/18/2013 10:02:47 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

FU Michael Curry...


39 posted on 02/18/2013 10:06:25 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: rlmorel
but, hey...most conservatives can appreciate a woman who has a good, conservative, thinking, logical brain AND carries it around in good looking packaging...:)

Sarah Palin
Kristi Noem
Nikki Haley
This lady

We certainly have a nice selection!


40 posted on 02/18/2013 10:11:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ConservativeStatement
The Confederate flag, regardless of the intent behind its display, can be a racially charged image for many Americans

OK, but isn't that their problem? How does that obligate anybody else to adjust either their attitude or behavior?

Some people just need to grow up.

41 posted on 02/18/2013 10:12:13 AM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: cripplecreek

Anyone know if Michael or the NAAPC had any words for or about Alex Baldwin?

Real racist remarks


42 posted on 02/18/2013 10:12:13 AM PST by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: cripplecreek

“Its damn near as common here in the north these days as it is in the south.”

Back in the mid 70’s I was in Plains, GA on business. Stopped in Billy Carter’s gas station. His ‘RedNeck’ pick up was outside, plastered with the Stars and Bars. And btw, he was the more intelligent of the two brothers...


43 posted on 02/18/2013 10:12:37 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I agree.

Of course, to the left, that makes us uncultured, sexist neanderthals, that we can appreciate beauty and brains in the same package.

To that, I say: Vive la difference!

Heck, they can’t even, for their part, appreciate stupidity and ugliness they have on their side.


44 posted on 02/18/2013 10:15:36 AM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: zagger

LOLOLOLOLOL...needed it this morning.


45 posted on 02/18/2013 10:24:28 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Conservative4Ever

It is vitally important to insult and offend these retards at every possible opportunity. They deserve no respect.


46 posted on 02/18/2013 10:37:12 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I guess we need the FBI to determine how the children came into possession of such a thing


47 posted on 02/18/2013 10:41:46 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Louis Foxwell

:-)


48 posted on 02/18/2013 10:44:00 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I could ping 20-30 freepers right now who are just as shrill about anything southern as this jackass

they have their motives...ones they never disclose


49 posted on 02/18/2013 10:46:07 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Guilty?


50 posted on 02/21/2013 4:59:36 PM PST by kenavi (Lost the country? Win your state.)
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