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Charles Ramsey's turbulent 15 minutes of fame
AP via WPXI ^ | May 8, 2013 | DAVID BAUDER

Posted on 05/09/2013 4:35:50 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

NEW YORK — Helping to free three women from nearly a decade in captivity would seem to be enough. Neighbor Charles Ramsey has also become a star, offering moments of levity in an unspeakably horrible story, free publicity for a restaurant chain and unexpected lessons in race relations.

Ramsey lived next door to where Ariel Castro is alleged to have kept the women in a makeshift prison until Monday afternoon, when Ramsey happened to be home and heard Amanda Berry's scream.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: amandaberry; celebrity; charlesramsey; cleveland; kidnapping

1 posted on 05/09/2013 4:35:50 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I predicted on this forum that this guy’s life would be turned upside down and every private action would be broadcast around the world. Sick, sick society.


2 posted on 05/09/2013 4:46:07 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

dead giveaway!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZcRU0Op5P4


3 posted on 05/09/2013 4:46:33 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think its great. A real guy on the street gets to be the hero.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 4:46:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Looterman redux.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 4:56:15 AM PDT by IrishPennant (All warfare is based on deception.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It didn't take long for some ahole to inject racism into Ramseys 15 minutes.

Aisha Harris: "It's difficult to watch these videos and not sense their popularity has something to do with a persistent, if unconscious, desire to see black people perform,"

I have a persistent, not unconscious, desire to see black people, make that all people, DO GOOD.
Let's face it, the Hollywood stereotype of blacks is almost all negative; either crooks, junkies or buffoons.

6 posted on 05/09/2013 5:05:09 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Somehow this was predictable from his initial f-bomb filled 911 call. And now someone else claims that he was there first to rescue Amanda Berry. He should keep his mouth shut or his background will be publicized too.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 5:11:21 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
hopefully now he'll be able to get some new teef



I look at that dude and think, "man he looks familiar"...holy crap!!


8 posted on 05/09/2013 5:16:39 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: TurboZamboni

OMG. just......OMG. :P


9 posted on 05/09/2013 5:17:23 AM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: Uncle Chip

Too late-—The Smoking Gun has already posted his prior brushes with the law for domestic battery.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 5:17:54 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Slate. “It’s difficult to watch these videos and not sense their popularity has something to do with a persistent, if unconscious, desire to see black people perform,”

Nonsense!

It’s the desire to observe unscripted, human reaction to intense situations.

We’re tired of Police reporters telling us, “Those details are still under investigation.”


11 posted on 05/09/2013 5:18:02 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Boy, I’ll tell you my reaction and it includes a like I have always had for “regular people”. This is a regular guy, even more so a poor guy with limited education and probably run ins with the law, etc.

It amazes me that reporters and writers just can’t get over the real people that are out there, they have to analyze the fact this guy actually has a personality, that he’s not afraid of their stupid camera.


12 posted on 05/09/2013 5:22:43 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

In the right place at the right time.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 5:26:01 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Didn’t take long for the media smear machine to act:

+http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3017351/posts


14 posted on 05/09/2013 5:27:00 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Per the Smoking Gun and other mouthpieces that are quite willing to dredge up Ramsey’s past, he’s obviously someone with a checkered past.

BUT....

Unlike so many in this country, he TOOK ACTION at the right time when someone called for help.

Despite all his past warts, Ramsey deserves thanks from a society that is all too often more willing to piss all over itself while frozen with fear and uncertainty when a distress call goes out.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 5:38:07 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“You do what you’ve got to do.”


16 posted on 05/09/2013 5:38:44 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Venturer
In the right place at the right time.

The key is... he was willing to act at that right time.

17 posted on 05/09/2013 5:39:12 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

I think that this story is in the Brother’s Karamazov. It’s an old Russian folk tale of a woman who does one good thing in her life by giving a poor person an onion to put in his soup and after she dies as she is flying towards hell, she sees that onion and grabs it and hanging on to it escapes hell and heads towards Purgatory instead. C.S. Lewis would recognize this man as one who had some much going against him and his one good act is so much more full of grace than the best thing any of us normal people with good constitutions and education etc could ever hope for.


18 posted on 05/09/2013 5:45:39 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Timber Rattler

My mom always used to say “No good deed goes unpunished.”


19 posted on 05/09/2013 5:57:28 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: God luvs America

Exactly!!!


20 posted on 05/09/2013 5:58:41 AM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: All
I've had mixed feelings towards this entire ordeal.

1) I do not care about Ramsey's past. I haven't read the specifics and don't think I will.

2) I don't consider Ramsey a "hero" (apparently, neither does Ramsey). He did what a man SHOULD do. Now real men ARE getting harder and harder to come by, granted. And whether he was the first, or second person on the scene, he did what he needed to do. He helped aid a person in distress. He should be commended for his effort and somebody should cater him a barbecue. However, I don't think they should erect a statue.

3) Berry should be considered the real hero in this specific event (notwithstanding the other girls' enduring such torture over the years are heroes in their own right). She found a way to escape her bondage, overcome whatever twisted psychological bonds existed, risk life and limb, and kick, pound and scream until she couldn't be ignored. Saving her life and those of the others held captive.
21 posted on 05/09/2013 6:09:30 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Now another neighbor says that he did the rescue and that Ramsey is lying.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 6:19:05 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: BitWielder1

Translation: “Unexpected ...”


23 posted on 05/09/2013 6:22:59 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Venturer

I think Ramsey is someone who is typically uninhibited... you see it in his speech, his mannerisms and in his actions coming to Amanda Berry’s aid... he is not analytical, or a deep in thought kind of person... often it is people who are of the uninhinited type who find themselves the unintended hero... kind of like Forrest Gump... he just did what needed to be done without having to weigh anything first... a more analytical or thinking person might have hesitated... might have condidered, “hey, that’s Ariel’s house... can’t be anything wrong there.”


24 posted on 05/09/2013 6:25:17 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: cripplecreek

He said it was his day off. He was willing to come to her aid, AND he actually has a job! Despite living in a part of Cleveland where civilization has apparently ended.

He’s already my hero.


25 posted on 05/09/2013 6:31:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

We could use more like him.


26 posted on 05/09/2013 6:41:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Somebody buy that man a 40 and some Hennessy,,,
for reals


27 posted on 05/09/2013 7:02:31 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The media turns everything into a morality play about race. I swear, the idea that this guy was black never entered into my mind. I thought he did the right thing at the right time, and that was the end of it. Evidently my sensibilities aren’t as refined as I supposed.


28 posted on 05/09/2013 9:47:04 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mercat

Well said.


29 posted on 05/09/2013 6:24:31 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby.)
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