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Yet Another Company Drops Paula Deen
Newser ^ | 6/24/13 | Evann Gastaldo

Posted on 06/24/2013 7:52:01 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

Yet another company has dropped Paula Deen in the wake of the Food Network giving her the boot and QVC apparently thinking about doing the same. Smithfield, a major pork company (that was recently purchased by a Chinese company), says it will no longer partner with Deen for her line of "Paula Deen Collection" hams in the wake of her n-word controversy, TMZ reports. "Smithfield is determined to be an ethical food industry leader and it is important that our values and those of our spokespeople are properly aligned," reads a statement from the company. As such, "we are terminating our partnership with Paula Deen." (Hilariously, it was a Smithfield ham Deen was once hit in the face with.)

Meanwhile, the racism flap grows: A black man who used to work with Deen and her brother says Paula often used him and other workers from her brother's restaurant to staff parties at her mansion, but rarely paid them. "She just gave us beer and alcohol for working all those days," he tells Radar. In one case, he says, he didn't want to work a party "but they threatened our jobs and put it on the line." He claims he and a few other black men were forbidden from talking to the guests. It seems the Paula Deen Apology Tour is about to begin: She's appearing on Today Wednesday, after she canceled her originally scheduled appearance last Friday, Us reports. But in more bad news for Deen, the publisher of her upcoming cookbook tells People it is "monitoring the situation closely," and Sears says it is "exploring next steps" with regard to her line of products.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pauladeen; qvc; smithfield
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FTA "Smithfield, a major pork company (that was recently purchased by a Chinese company)"

A Chinese company, huh? I'm no Paula Deen fan, but when it comes to racial "sensitivity", the Chinese have dirty hands themselves:

No BS their really is such a thing sold over there, particularly in Taiwan. An old buddy of mine whose part Taiwanese told me about this stuff.

1 posted on 06/24/2013 7:52:01 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

If Paula Deen really did offer beer, instead of money, and you didn’t want the beer, why would you keep working for her?

That doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, imo.


2 posted on 06/24/2013 7:54:51 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Impala64ssa
"Smithfield is determined to be an ethical food industry leader and it is important that our values and those of our spokespeople are properly aligned,"

My sides are hurting so bad from laughing.............

They've sold out to the Chinese and dare to claim too be ethical? This is probably a blessing in disguise for Deen. Saves her the trouble of trying to get out of the contract herself.

3 posted on 06/24/2013 7:57:56 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Impala64ssa

“an ethical company blah blah blah as such blah blah blah some self-serving bullsh1t our lawyers wrote up under the supervision of the federal diversity advisors blah important to us yadda yadda we know nobody gives a rat’s @ss and we sure don’t but we know a media wave when we see it and aim to ride it.”


4 posted on 06/24/2013 7:59:46 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Impala64ssa

Who over 40 could possibly pass the Paula Dean standard?
Just another example of people being pickout at random and destroyed.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 8:01:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Impala64ssa

Awww poor Obama-lover. Hoisted on her own petard.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 8:01:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Impala64ssa

Being so “ethical” doesn’t keep Smithfield from hiring illegal aliens.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 8:02:11 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Impala64ssa

She must have socked away a fortune over the past decade. I’d like to see her go completely rogue. I’m sure she can afford it.


8 posted on 06/24/2013 8:02:52 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Lots of people, who have made a ton of cash, lived itbup when the going was good.

Hopefully that is not the case.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 8:04:52 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: dfwgator

Foul is foul no matter if it happens to sinners or saints.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 8:04:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Well maybe she’ll learn from all of this.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 8:06:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Impala64ssa
"Smithfield is determined to be an ethical food industry leader and it is important that our values and those of our spokespeople are properly aligned"

"Properly aligned?" In plain English, that would be "in lockstep with the robbers of our right to Free Speech."

Should we expect anything less from our ChiCom masters?

Please excuse me while I leave a fragrant bouquet on the grave of Chairman Mao - the architect of more deaths than any other human being in the long, blood-drenched history of the world.



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

12 posted on 06/24/2013 8:07:43 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: dfwgator

As Rush says, if the media makes you the media will eventually tear you down.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 8:08:26 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Impala64ssa

How come nobody drops the Black folks that make Cracker and Honky quips?

Obama has made this country so overly race sensitive it hurts.


14 posted on 06/24/2013 8:10:55 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Next: A public flogging of Deen on Oprah. Free tickets for the offended and wallet size photos of the main event at cost.


15 posted on 06/24/2013 8:13:53 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: dfwgator
Learn what? How do we know what she has done? I am sorry to say that in this day black discrimination lawsuits smell because of racial sharks like Jesse and Al. Once it starts, it is like blood in the water for sharks--the sharks being the media and rabble rousers.

The media made a big deal about her getting diabetes, too, because of all her sugary, fat recipes. Diabetes is epidemic in the US, and I doubt Dean caused a tiny fraction of it..

vaudiine

16 posted on 06/24/2013 8:16:36 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: vaudine

Learn that she cannot trust her liberal “friends”.


17 posted on 06/24/2013 8:17:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Awww poor Obama-lover. Hoisted on her own petard.

lol. Although she would have been just as bad has she been a Romney lover. Yuk. I am still embarrassed by the country to have TWO liberals to chose from in 2012. Both were horrid choices. Hopefully the GOP stops the non-stop liberal nominees. 2016 hopefully we will get someone that conservatives can vote for.

18 posted on 06/24/2013 8:18:53 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

She loves Jimmy Carter, too.


19 posted on 06/24/2013 8:19:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: vaudine

I don’t understand what the big deal is

Back in 1986 the “N” word was use way more commonly than it is now, and not just by “niggah’s” in rap songs. You want to hear it 10,000 times a day go take a cruise through any black ghetto crowd (if you dare)


20 posted on 06/24/2013 8:21:12 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

Heck, you even had acts like N.W.A.


21 posted on 06/24/2013 8:21:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Impala64ssa
Generally speaking, I have a real hard time caring about this, but... I think the folks at Oliver Maner, LLP, the Savannah law firm that represents Deen, should check their malpractice coverages. When you have a client who is this type of celebrity, the reputation damage (and foreseeable consequences) of the answers in the deposition is so consequential, the right move would have been to interrupt the deposition and settle. Surely it would have been at a lower net cost to her than this fandango.
22 posted on 06/24/2013 8:22:53 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Impala64ssa

This should not be a big deal... political correctness went amuck some time ago... the only persons who aren’t protected against attack are the conservatives and Christians. Too much picky picky and not enough common sense. She shouldn’t have used those words, but that goes for way too many people who use those and other words I find offensive. Clean out your own mouth before you strike out against others.
I’m really weary of grownups who can’t stand this or that.... really picky stuff... and allow the important things to just go. There’s too much that needs to be fixed today, than to waste time on Paula Deen and what she said 20 some years ago. Our country is going to hell in a handbasket, and the news of the day is what someone said long time ago that was offensive?


23 posted on 06/24/2013 8:23:08 PM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: Jonty30
what a bunch of 15"ers.....its so easy to claim anything after the fact.....

Deen maybe should think twice about supporting her rat friends.....they turn on you and attack you in an instant!

24 posted on 06/24/2013 8:26:25 PM PDT by cherry
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To: RightGeek
Worse than that. I have one of their plants in my town and non “raza” who apply there get death threats from the workers.
25 posted on 06/24/2013 8:29:22 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receilpt.)
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To: Jonty30
From the article Paula often used him and other workers from her brother's restaurant to staff parties at her mansion, but rarely paid them. "She just gave us beer and alcohol for working all those days," he tells Radar. In one case, he says, he didn't want to work a party "but they threatened our jobs and put it on the line."

I've seen that all my life, it is amazing that bosses and rich people do that sort of thing, but they definitely do it, and for many jobs with such lousy bosses, either you are in, or you are out, being the owner, the big cheese is like a personal extension of their ego and working for them is based on how you fit into their little ego trip, it isn't just do your 8 and go your own way.

26 posted on 06/24/2013 8:39:18 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarians, Gays = in all marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.)
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To: schm0e

Amen to that! You surely know how to turn a phrase!

What the Ching-changs bought was not merely the Smithfield brand, but I think it included Morrell, Ball Park franks, and a raft of other items and brands, none of which will ever grace MY table again.


27 posted on 06/24/2013 8:47:30 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Tucker39

The Chinese are cornering the market on pork. There’s a pork virus killing 50-100% of all young piglets. Never before seen in North America but ravaged China. Be ready to pay top dollar for bacon.


28 posted on 06/24/2013 8:52:50 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Yeah, thought the same. Sabotage? How about, “I don’t remember.”


29 posted on 06/24/2013 8:54:20 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Impala64ssa

Paula Deen embarassed Moochelle and “they’ve” been gunning for her ever since. They’re shutting down a multi-million dollar “business” and lots of companies are giving up lots of profit. This is all to show the world “You do not mess with the obamas”.


30 posted on 06/24/2013 9:04:45 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: ansel12

I once worked for a company where the president was that way. He was constantly making the sales manager do stuff for him on the weekends. One day the sales manager told him to stick it.

Another guy who was the company’s first employee and a dear friend of the owner, told the president that he wasn’t working another minute for the s.o.b. but he would still draw his paycheck, still drive a company car and still have an expense account. The s.o.b. couldn’t do a thing about it. But that wasn’t good for me. That employee was my boss and two weeks after he “quit” me and 4 other guys he’d hired were fired.


31 posted on 06/24/2013 9:13:00 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: dfwgator

Conservative: A liberal that has been mugged.


32 posted on 06/24/2013 9:20:44 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

How did she embarrass “the M word?”


33 posted on 06/24/2013 9:21:48 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Where you really see it is in small owner operated businesses, where the company is run like an extension of the bosses family/slave farm.

The ones where the boss says he’s having a BBQ/roofing party at one of his rentals on the weekend and expects his people to show up to be friendly, or maybe you can come in on Saturday and wash your truck on your own time.


34 posted on 06/24/2013 9:22:06 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarians, Gays = in all marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.)
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To: JouleZ

You can pry my last can of tactical bacon from my cold dead HANDS!


35 posted on 06/24/2013 9:22:36 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: donmeaker

I would arm wrestle you for it but I’m no FLOTUS the line backer so that’s out. How big a boy are you, anyway? <——kidding


36 posted on 06/24/2013 9:27:11 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: mylife

Whatever happened to the saying that many of us grew up with, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”

We have become a nation of diaper wearing whiners.


37 posted on 06/24/2013 9:28:03 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: angry elephant

Imagine my condition. As I white man I HAVE to use the “N” word annually as I discuss proper manners and how to respond to insults, as I home school my (black) chldren.

Of course there is no exemption for me. After all, I am white.


38 posted on 06/24/2013 9:30:26 PM PDT by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: angry elephant

Amen.


39 posted on 06/24/2013 9:33:20 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ansel12

Where you really see it is in small owner operated businesses, where the company is run like an extension of the bosses family/slave farm.


I experienced this first hand. Owner first insisted I attend company parties for clients. First time I did I put on a nice suit and tie only to have the SOB tell me that I would be bar tending for the party. He pulled that stunt again but soon after I always ‘ had plans - sorry, can’t attend ‘

One of the greatest dirt bag liars I have ever had the misfortune of knowing.


40 posted on 06/24/2013 9:34:00 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: warsaw44

That is a classic example, many people can relate to that one.


41 posted on 06/24/2013 9:37:21 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarians, Gays = in all marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.)
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To: dfwgator
... And forgive them ... as they have forgiven Paula Deen.
42 posted on 06/24/2013 9:37:28 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Impala64ssa

What a coincidence we had just stopped buying Smithfield products for good just two weeks ago.
There still a pack of Smithfield bacon in my freezer but that will be the last one.


43 posted on 06/24/2013 9:50:18 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Impala64ssa

Leftists eating their own..


44 posted on 06/24/2013 9:58:51 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: donmeaker

She said when Magilla was on her show that when the camera wasn’t on she was woofin’ down the fats and sweets.


45 posted on 06/24/2013 10:01:35 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Impala64ssa

Not fond of her but she told the truth and is being crucified for it. Probably 99% of those who deny saying it are lying.


46 posted on 06/24/2013 10:02:51 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Impala64ssa

Paula Deen is held accountable for something she did thirty years ago and Obama, who slept through the murder of four Americans at Benghazi, gets no consequence.


47 posted on 06/25/2013 12:06:16 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Meanwhile black celebrities can disparage whites or Asians free of any recrimination
Ain’t America great?

So how is all this much different than Jim Crow with new dance to jig to?


48 posted on 06/25/2013 12:16:37 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: dfwgator

They eat thier own


49 posted on 06/25/2013 2:08:52 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Impala64ssa

She also has a FURNITURE line....wonder if THEY will drop her? Didn’t even understand why they hired her, she’s nothing but a HILLBILLY DEMOCRAT!


50 posted on 06/25/2013 2:15:17 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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