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Paula Deen on 'Today': 'I is what I is,' people make mistakes
The Fox News ^ | 06/26/2013 | Fox News

Posted on 06/26/2013 12:48:00 PM PDT by ThomasMore

Paula Deen went on "Today" Wednesday morning to tearfully defend herself against allegations she is a racist, as her multimillion dollar food empire teetered on the brink of collapse.

Recently fired by the Food Network, Smithfield Brands and Caesars Entertainment over her admission in a sworn deposition that she had once uttered the N-word, the emotional celebrity chef thanked the companies who have stood with her and lashed out at her critics.

"I is what I is, and I'm not changing," a teary Deen told host Matt Lauer. "If there is anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, please pick up that stone and throw it so hard that it kills me."

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"There’s someone evil out there that saw what I had worked for, and they wanted it," she exclaimed.

Yes, Paula, it's the liberal progressive left.

1 posted on 06/26/2013 12:48:00 PM PDT by ThomasMore
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To: ThomasMore

“I is what I is” reminds me of Popeye’s “I am what I am.”


2 posted on 06/26/2013 12:48:55 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ThomasMore

***Recently fired by the Food Network, Smithfield Brands and Caesars Entertainment over her admission in a sworn deposition that she had once uttered the N-word***

“Barack...he’s talking down to black people...telling niggers how to behave”.-Jessie Jackson.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/item_2IKMVtS3vzxRvoAAxZ0ZGL

WASHINGTON - In a vulgar tirade caught on tape by Fox News, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said he wanted to “cut his [Barack Obama’s] nuts out” and he accused the fellow Chicagoan of “talking down to black folks” by giving moral lectures to African-Americans, source said Jackson’s shocking quotes were picked up by a hot mic before an interview on health care in Fox’s Chicago studio last Sunday.


3 posted on 06/26/2013 12:51:10 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Yea... I didn’t see any outcry from the MSM to bury Jessie “the race baiter” Jackson...and his tirade was recent. How many times I hear these black folk talking about “crackers”. It’s all BS from the LEFT.


4 posted on 06/26/2013 12:56:36 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore

She courted them shamelessly, though!


5 posted on 06/26/2013 12:57:54 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: ThomasMore

If I’m not mistaken, isn’t Paula Deen a liberal who was paling around with Michelle Obama on her show before the election? If so I have little compassion for her, when you lie down with dogs, you get fleas.


6 posted on 06/26/2013 12:58:58 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I Yam what I Yam.


7 posted on 06/26/2013 12:59:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ThomasMore

Why does democrat senator bobby rush still have a job when he called someone an “elitist white boy?”

and why does chicago teachers union president, Karen Lewis, who blamed “rich white people” for the failure of chicago schools still have a job?

Answer: Because tyrannical PC rules only apply to white people.


8 posted on 06/26/2013 12:59:46 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (If the republican party wants to be the democrat lite party then they don't need my vote)
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To: ThomasMore

It was pathetic that she groveled before Matt Lauer.


9 posted on 06/26/2013 1:00:09 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: apillar

That’s why they are already forgiving her. If she were Conservative, forget it.


10 posted on 06/26/2013 1:00:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ThomasMore; a fool in paradise

Is you is or is you ain’t?


11 posted on 06/26/2013 1:01:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ThomasMore
Paula Deen is a member of the liberal, progressive left.

She was trampled as she was stampeding leftward.

12 posted on 06/26/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: ThomasMore

PC is killing America.

IT needs that rock!!!


13 posted on 06/26/2013 1:08:01 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: ThomasMore

No sympathy for her because she is being destroyed by the same politically correct forces she supported. As my mother would say.......she made her own bed


14 posted on 06/26/2013 1:08:04 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: ThomasMore
Paula Dean handled this badly. She should have immediately stated that she regretted using the dreaded 'N-word' at one time in her life (she's 66) and then stopped talking about it. The teary apologies on Youtube and now, on the Today show with snarky, balding Matt Lauer, make her look pathetic.

I'm not a 'foodie' and have never watched Paula Dean but I assume she is a wealthy woman. If so, she should stop apologizing and 'move on'. If she loses some sponsors/endorsements, so be it. At her age she can retire or simply go back to a smaller audience and never talk about this rubbish, again!

15 posted on 06/26/2013 1:08:30 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Revolting cat!
Is you is or is you ain’t?


16 posted on 06/26/2013 1:09:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

too bad Jesse doesn’t work for any of those companies....he just steals money from others


17 posted on 06/26/2013 1:09:12 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: apillar

finding ijoy in someone else’s pain and problems is not befitting a conservative


18 posted on 06/26/2013 1:10:15 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: ThomasMore
I imagine she must be in shock knowing that she's part of obamanation and none of them came to her rescue, in fact, they got her fired, wow, what a rude awakening for her. I did not like the way she groveled during her apology last week, my God, it was painful to watch.

When I was a kid we used the dreadful banned only blacks can say it word, no one was offended then, people shrugged it off just like us Italians shrugged off the word "wop" or "guinea", no one blinked an eye at "chink" or "harp" or "spic", good God, apparently a lot of people were born without spines.

19 posted on 06/26/2013 1:11:23 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: ThomasMore

She is being used.


21 posted on 06/26/2013 1:15:54 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ThomasMore

Yes, everyone makes mistakes, Paula. However, not everyone calls other people “niggers.” You could have said, “I’m from a culture in which the use of ‘nigger’ is acceptable. A lot of the richest, most successful people in this country are, too: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Puff Daddy ... they all use the word every day. They’re not ashamed, and neither am I.”


22 posted on 06/26/2013 1:17:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The world understands that Putin means it and Obama doesn't." ~Mark Steyn)
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To: dfwgator

... and pass the spinach!


23 posted on 06/26/2013 1:22:12 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: rockabyebaby
"..Italians shrugged off the word "wop" or "guinea"...

Whoa! Just one dam#ed minute... Shrugged off? ... Not this Dago.. .. :)

24 posted on 06/26/2013 1:40:27 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: Revolting cat!

Bess, you is my woman now.
I is! I is!
Porgy, why are we talking like this?
Cuz Paula done said she gib us kitchen knives.


25 posted on 06/26/2013 1:41:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: carlo3b

Paula. Oh Paula. Today Show?? Pulleeze.
Those people are your enemies.

You ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, girl.


26 posted on 06/26/2013 1:43:01 PM PDT by Galtoid ( .)
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To: freekitty

Paula just open a vein you stupid PC shill!


27 posted on 06/26/2013 1:43:11 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: ThomasMore

If she wasn’t racist she’da said “Ah be wha’ Ah be”...


28 posted on 06/26/2013 1:46:21 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: ThomasMore

We have found out what the unforgiveble sin is.


29 posted on 06/26/2013 1:47:43 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: turdhopper

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- Can I say: Obama-Rigger?

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30 posted on 06/26/2013 1:48:46 PM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it not unlegal iffen I do*s it ----- ----- -----)
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To: ThomasMore

I don’t associate myself with racist whites who use the N word. I don’t feel a bit sorry for her. She is in the public eye. The N word would never come out of my mouth, and I am not famous with a TV show.

The bits I’ve heard of talk radio about this appearance on the Today show are PATHETIC. Her crying and sobbing are all for herself, losing her status and fame. It reminds me of that episode in Frasier where he is pining over having been fired from his show and not rehired, and his brother “pulls off the bandaid” to stop his grovel ing by saying “frasier?. You. aren’t. famous. any more.” As frasier descends into a sobbing wail.

If Paula Deen did not understand before she uttered the N word to another person what would happen if it were found out, then she is too stupid to have a show.


31 posted on 06/26/2013 1:53:53 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: ThomasMore

Wasn’t Mark Fuhrman destroyed by the same ‘word’ at the OJ trial.?

IIRC, F. Lee. Bailey asked him the same question, ‘have you ever used the n__ word?’


32 posted on 06/26/2013 1:59:19 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: ThomasMore
This nonsense about a “WORD”, (Nigger), is way out of hand. It's just a word. Like many other words, it's HOW you use it that matters. There is NO MAGIC WORD, that if said, makes people melt. Nazi is a bad word. It's not nice to call someone a Nazi and mean it. (unless of course if they actually ARE a Nazi).

Satan is an evil word. I sometimes accuse Obama of BEING Satan. I can call him Satan and be ignored, but if I call him a Nigger, well all HELL breaks lose.

Now I have used the toxic word twice here for a reason. It is a “WORD” in the English language. We supposedly have freedom of speech.

“Congress shall make no law ........ abridging the freedom of speech”

The First Amendment to the Constitution doesn't say anything about “hate speech”, or list any words so bad that your freedom to say them is prohibited.

So before you get all bent out of shape because someone exercises their freedom of speech, go listen to ANY Rap song. (Be careful, you might just melt)

33 posted on 06/26/2013 2:00:08 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: tumblindice
"Bess, you is my woman now. I is! I is!"

Her hairdo looks like she just blew in from Green Acres too.

34 posted on 06/26/2013 2:06:48 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Timber Rattler

I agree. I’m so sick of all this whining and breast-beating for something someone says. So much for freedom of speech.


35 posted on 06/26/2013 2:07:01 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: ThomasMore

Has anyone seen the nannycam video of the black thug beating the shit out of the little white woman with her 3 year old watching? What was the first word you thought of when seeing this cruel spectacle? When you see such a horrible act in progress, you want to call that person the absolute worst thing you can thing of. Does that make you think everyone of that race should be referred to in such a vile way? Of course not. Paula Deen was held at gunpoint by a black man and recounting the story to her husband, use the most vile word she could think of. Why is that worse than the man holding a gun to her head, threatening to kill her? In my opinion, she never should have apologized in the freaking first place.


36 posted on 06/26/2013 2:07:31 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: apillar

so it is called being polite

Hate is not of the Lord nor should it be of his children no one can judge another man’s heart like the Lord but as children of his we are suppose to Love One Another.

Romans 13:8

8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

1 John 3:23

23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.


37 posted on 06/26/2013 2:10:47 PM PDT by restornu (Love One Another)
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To: wideawake

Paula Deen is a member of the liberal, progressive left.

***

Maybe not, she is just another low information voter who loved to cook and work hard pleasing those who like to eat you can see that gives her such joy.

Some just merrily flow through life until one day they get a wake up call and this was the day for Paula!


38 posted on 06/26/2013 2:17:49 PM PDT by restornu (Love One Another)
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To: restornu

She used a lot of butter, etc. in her recipes.

I think Bloomberg put out a hit on her.


39 posted on 06/26/2013 2:19:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: tuffydoodle

Why is it insulting to call a black person, black? Because, that’s all “nigger” means. It’s southern dialect for the spanish word nigra, meaning black.

Some people need to grow a thicker skin. Honestly, in a world of heartache and sorrow that we have going on right now, the one thing that makes it worse are those who are so sensitive that every little thing is offensive.

Quite frankly, I was offended by what was done to Paula Deen, but geeze louise, it’s not going to rule my world for crying out loud! I’ve been called whitie, whetta, and everything else under the sun including late for dinner. But what comes from a person’s mouth toward ME, says much more about him/her than it does me.

Today, someone whom I love dearly said a bunch of ugly things to me, about me. I’ve been sitting here crying all afternoon, but not because of what she said to me about me. I know better. I cried because of the ugly blackness in her heart which poured out of her mouth. She showed me who SHE was, not who I am.

Paula Deen was simply used by TPTB to set an example of how any of us can be ruined in every way imaginable for being honest, and for being white.

Our buddy the hero/traitor who fled to HongKong is showing us the other side of the same coin. What will happen to “patriots” who dare to stand up against the black hearted beast occupant of that white colored house in DC.


40 posted on 06/26/2013 2:24:11 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: ThomasMore

Lets substitue the N-wØrd with Øbama-BØt (or something better) and see if that floats any better . .


41 posted on 06/26/2013 2:24:13 PM 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: nascarnation

LOL You never know....

I just learn the other day from an restaurant owner the government now only allow so much salt etc to be used in the food or they will be shut down, so the next time you visited your local Greek diner don’t be surprise if the food seems flat.

I also noticed McDonald’s fries are no longer salted you have to ask for salt.


42 posted on 06/26/2013 2:26:00 PM PDT by restornu (Love One Another)
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To: restornu

Who would have predicted in Jan 2008 that a woman named MooseChelle Robinson Soetoro would be dietician in chief for the US of A?


43 posted on 06/26/2013 2:32:48 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I bees what I bees.


44 posted on 06/26/2013 2:34:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Yaelle
I don’t associate myself with racist whites who use the N word.

Wow, I guess you don't have any friends or family who ever used a so called "racist" word in their entire life, it must be nice for you to live in such a pure world. A word is a word, doesn't mean a damn thing until some spineless cry baby race baiter like jesse or al decides they don't like it. Whites get called cracker and other assorted "racist" words all the time by the same blacks who are offended by being called a nigger, I don't see any of us getting all upset and banning the words for blacks etc etc. words are only racist if someone let's it be racist. I grew up using the word, no one I know got upset, I was called wop, guinea, etc I didn't cry or call people racists. People need to learn to grow a damn spine, secondly, she used the word how many years ago? Wow, I guess according to you I should be fired and hung out to dry. It must make you feel all dirty just reading this post huh.

45 posted on 06/26/2013 2:35:16 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: faucetman

Well said.


46 posted on 06/26/2013 2:36:03 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: tuffydoodle

Bingo. I agree.


47 posted on 06/26/2013 2:36:59 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Tax-chick

Brava! Paula ought to hire YOU, Tax-chick.


48 posted on 06/26/2013 2:40:10 PM PDT by floralamiss ("For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.")
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To: PrairieLady2

Remember years ago there was someone on the school committee, I forget what state, Washington maybe? Anyway, he used the word “niggardly” to describe the finances and was promptly removed because the idiots he was speaking to didn’t understand the meaning of the word and because it started out “niggar” they went off the deep end. Pretty pathetic.


49 posted on 06/26/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: restornu
I just learn the other day from an restaurant owner the government now only allow so much salt etc to be used in the food or they will be shut down, so the next time you visited your local Greek diner don’t be surprise if the food seems flat. I also noticed McDonald’s fries are no longer salted you have to ask for salt.

Time to start packing a salt shaker in my pocket!

50 posted on 06/26/2013 2:41:54 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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