Skip to comments.We are Paula Deen
Posted on 07/02/2013 5:13:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
I am from the south. I was reared in a small southern town. Paula Deen and I are about the same age. As I look at my Facebook page, I see you guys from my high school -- liberal schoolteachers, liberal Cosmo-reading sophisticates, state workers, law-enforcement officers, elected officials, and big-time corporate executives.
Once we shared space and lives in a small southern town. Each one of you should be thankful that you never reached Paula Deen's celebrity status. If you had, today you would be in the midst of a crapstorm from hell.
In our town the n-word was used: not as frequently as many of you readers imagine but it was used. Every one of us used it at one time or another. We didn't coin the word. We didn't invent bigotry or racism. We simply were reared in a small Southern town.
Though the term was used, it was not applied to every African-American. It was used sort of like "trailer trash" is used today to describe poor Southerners.
Many of you will be horrified to learn that my family had a maid. Her name was Maisy. We loved her. Long after she left our employ, we would send her money so she could go on trips with her church or get a space heater. We would occasionally stop by and drop off bananas, canned goods, and visit.
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Here are the facts... can anybody tell us why she deserves to be ostracized?
Paula has compelling personal story. In 1989, she was divorced with two children and $200. She started out selling sandwiches to workers and rolled it into an empire. I saw her and her boys at Uncle Bubba’s once. That’s as close as I have come to a celebrity.
Paula was at a deposition. She was asked if she had ever used the n-word. What was her attorney thinking? Why would he let her answer that question? What does that have to do with anything? Every person in the U.S. and the English-speaking world has used it at one time or another.
Paula answered honestly. There was a bank robbery. A man with a gun. The n-word was spoken. America gasped! How could she? She immediately became an outcast. Her cooking show was cancelled. Wal-mart dropped her. Her pots and pans were marked for clearance. She was skewered on late night TV.
This could have been any one of us.
Here in NY...N is used to define the bad ones. No one would even think of saying that about a decent one.
hussein voter payback.
Why you ask? Well, a lot of FReeprs say it's because she voted for HUSSEIN - nothing more. You can go back and look at previous threads, the ignorance here is stunning to say the least.
The left doesnt care that she used the word, its just an excuse to destroy anyome they perceive as a conservative. Note the requirement that conservatives must lead perfect lives or be destroyed. But no one leads a perfect life so like the article states we are all Paula Dean. Use the n-word 20 years ago- condemned. Alec Baldwin uses a gay slur 20 minutes ago, no consequences. Ancient Rome used to throw Christians to the lions, now they feed them to the Leftists in the media.
She is being railroaded.
However, she should not have groveled for forgiveness on the Today show or on YouTube.
The he!! with political correctness. ‘Pod.
Lets look at the bigger picture here. Hate is being used as a tool to prosecute someone in violation of their First Amendment rights. Would a black peron be “put on trial” for saying “cracka” or “honkey” in the past. Of couse not.
Somehow you know the 0 administration is laughing at Paula Deen because she’s allowed herself to be manipulated by her fear and she played right into their race game which they are trying to use to trample your First Amendment rights. Once she started blubbering on TV they turned it into a spectacle and the sharks started circling hungry for blood. I wouldn’t apologize for it. I’d explain why i called that person a n- if they were acting up and say those were different times and that I no longer use that term out of respect for the good black people that it might offend. End of story.
Amazing how many people live in glass houses.
My father, who was of a different age, used the hated and forbidden N-word in his common speech—but it wasn’t used to define all black people only A-holes. He once told me the worst N——ers were white. Now I am inclined to believe in his definition.
All of us crazy azzed crackas is Paula Deen.
It’s amazing how people can get so upset over a certain word, but have no problem with other words, namely calling conservatives Nazis, etc.
I'm waiting for Wal-Mart to pull all of those "Rap/Hip Hop" CD's that use the N word in their so called music. And...how bout all of the movies that contain the same?
We are Randy Marsh.
Her problem in all this was her ill fated apology and looking for sympathy, she should have known she would never get it, and that her being from the south would be used to reinforce the white southern racist stereo type that progressives are. She should have laughed at the first time it came back on her and acted shocked and said, What?? Wait a minute here, thats was a long time ago and I dont know where youve been lately but thats what American blacks call themselves every day, on every school campus, on every cable TV show and in every rap song, right now! Not 25 years ago and she should have went further stating that this a false power that some in our society condone, giving one ethnic group the power to say words among themselves that other ethnic groups are forbidden to say, and that this word is more engrained in the pop culture and is used today more than it ever was in past .etc. Blatantly laugh at and expose the hypocrisy That should be the debate.
No tears here. She supported the half negro in the White House.
Just goes to show ya....voting for Hussein is NOT ENOUGH-—
there are multiple agendas at work from other quarters which will snag people like Paula Deen every time. The author fails to note that she was asked at a deposition whether she ever used the “N” word, and she truthfully answered YES. But the attorney asked it not expecting an honest answer-—he must have had proof that she’d used it at some point in the past.
So it’s a win-win for those with a certain agenda, and a lose-lose for Paula.
I still say Michelle Obama is behind this..
Of course, she may have soured on the Obamas, too, in later days. Just over a year ago, Deen and Michelle Obama released competing cookbooks, Deens about southern home cooking and Michelle Obamas about eating healthy. Deen reportedly told a the Washington Examiner that Michelle packed away the food when the cameras stopped rolling, which left the White House incensed. Deen even recently told the Washington Examiner, [Michelle Obama] probably ate more than any other guest I ever had on the show! She kept eating even during commercials. Know what [the Obamas] favorite foods are? Hot wings. She paints a picture of Obama thats a far cry from the first lady who was photographed holding a worm she pulled from a vegetable garden yesterday. According to the Enquirer, Obama now regrets going on Deens show. Michelles spitting mad, a source told the paper. She thinks Paula is trying to smear her and her family just as the 2012 presidential election race swings into gear. - See more at: http://nakeddc.com/2013/06/22/alleged-racist-paula-deen-gave-lots-of-help-to-barack-obama/#sthash.BwKU6vmK.dpuf
Anyone who thinks the “N” word was only ever commonly used in the South is clueless.
I’m not Paula Dean. The only time I have ever used that word was when I was singing to rap lyrics
“Black stripe, yellow paint, them *******s scared of it but them ho’s ain’t”
The lady suing Paula never heard the expression “sticks and stones may break my bones, ect.”
and Paula should have quit the apology tour early.
Some people look for reasons to be offended.
Like Mr. Phillips, I, too, am from a small southern, 1950s town, a cotton mill town. I’m about 10 years older than Ms, Deen, and Mr. Phillips, and I remember the “n-word being commonly used by almost everyone I knew. It was not used in a demeaning way, it was just what black people were called then in the south. I was probably in the 3rd grade before I knew there was any other designation for black people.
We had maids, who functioned mostly as baby-sitters for me, and later for my little brother, in order for my mom to work. A black woman named “Leena”, used to keep me, rocked me to sleep, did diaper duty, etc...I remember her very fondly.
We had some maids that were not so good, some stole clothing by putting them on under their clothing and taking them home. But of all of them, they did very few domestic chores.
They were all well compensated, and provided with transportation to and from home.
It was the 50’s, and things were what they were...I was a kid. But I did learn one thing, they were all individuals, and were judged on their own merit, character, and honesty.
Somewhere along the line that got skewed into the belief that whites must love and embrace all blacks, lest ye be “racist”.
My take is, I like some people of all races, but I don’t like all people of any race, including whites. Because, it’s their character and honor that matters, not the color of their skin.
Liberalism requires that we love and accept people of all races, without regard to their character. What a shallow principle that would be.
They say we shouldn’t “profile”, when the human ability to detect undesirable or incompatible character and behavior based on trends, history, personal experience, danger, and common sense is what separates from the animal world.
In this “you will like me, or else” world of childish thinking, we are expected to become obedient robots of the left...to be thrown into the very same meme of the very slavery that the left so rails against and uses to guilt-trip us all into the boxcars.
All that, to say this; I seldom watch Paula Deen’s show, as I don’t cook. My wife - a agreat southern cook, herself - enjoys the show. But, I do think she is being thrown under the bus, not for here admission to using the “n-word”, but for simply being a “southerner”...with money.
Paula Deen committed the worst sin imaginable...as a single Mother, she didn't throw herself on the mercy of Mamma Gov. She leveraged her own skills, interests and energies to create a successful business enterprise.
She became self-sufficient and raised her sons to be the same. This must be punished. Nobody is allowed to succeed in the post-racial America. It is time to punish Whitey!
The word is a trap. If a protected government-approved minority says it, nothing happens. If an evil White oppressor is accused of saying it, or admits to saying it 16 years ago, the White is racist and must bow down 15 times and resign.
As for me, if the word is in the dictionary I can use it.
Anytime I want.
Now then, Bob Tuschman is the GM & SR. VP of the Food Network - he sets the daily schedule on the Food Network. It’s likely that HE canned Paula Dean. I consider him a vile little dweeb.
Where is his reason to fire Paula? It does not exist and I sincerely hope Paula Dean sues the Food Network for damages.
Very little Food Network viewing at this household anymore...
I T I I A S. (Words are bad. Let’s stop using words.)
No doubt in my mind she is being ostracized because she is a Southerner.
I went into Target today, to buy some Paula Dean cookware. They didn't have any, so I bought a Kanye West CD, and went home.
The N-word is not used so much by white people any more in their speech, Political Correctness did that, but in their minds it is often thought.
Goes through mine every time I hear the word Obama.
She's a great American success story. It is too bad however that she is (or was) an O-voter.
You sure hit the nail right on the head there!
The reason for all this crap is that the left thought we needed to be reminded how racist we all are.
Thought you got redeemed by electing BHO? Wrong. Zimmerman and Deen “prove” the country is still mired in racism.
Let's give this a 2nd thought and play the "Yes but, what if..." game.
What if Paula Deen (and George Zimmerman) are being used as examples of what will happen if Southerners, most of whom are conservative Christians, dare to offend (or otherwise stand up against) the new Marxist government? "We'll take you down, and here's proof!"
What if Deen (and George Zimmerman) are a message to the rest of us -- the populace, lawmakers, and the new media -- for what will happen if people in Southern states proceed with new Voter ID laws based on the latest SC ruling? Remember the Black Panther thugs-with-clubs outside the Philadelphia voting place? What if Deen and Zimmerman are sophisticated versions of that Chicago-style bullying? "The streets will run red with Whitney's blood!"
What if Deen (and GZ) are test cases for Obama's contingency plans for martial law scenarios they may be gaming? You know, in case the Marxists have to clamp down on uprisings that will surely occur as our Constitution is shredded at an alarming pace. "Forward, Comrade!!"
What if this is yet another example of the Leftist Marxists using the only 2 tools in their toolbox to maintain control and power: White Guilt and Black Hate? Considering all the recent scandals (IRS, Benghazi, etc.) that are riling up the Tea Party folks just in time for the next Congressional elections, the timing couldn't be better.
Should any of the above hypothetical items be true, should'nt we be supporting someone who is being wrongly accused by the ultimate hypocrites -- The Left? Even if that "someone" is a misguided, creepy-dumbazz-crackah who stupidly supported Obama?
I'm not very familiar with Deen (Dean?) and in fact she often irritates me on TV, but that old adage, "...an enemy of my enemy..." (or whatever it is) may be a wise approach here. If even ONE of the above if true, we must fight against it. IMHO.
< According to the Enquirer, Obama now regrets going on Deens show. Michelles spitting mad, a source told the paper. She thinks Paula is trying to smear her and her family just as the 2012 presidential election race swings into gear. -See more at: http://nakeddc.com/2013/06/22/ alleged-racist-paula-deen-gave-lots-of-help-to-barack-obama/#sthash.BwKU6vmK.dpuf >
I see that Barack Hussein isn’t the only one with unjustified, illogical paranoia issues.
Liberalism requires that we love and accept people of all races, without regard to their character. What a shallow principle that would be.
She should have told the N@##%@s to kiss her lily white cracker a$$
In the South 50 years ago, the n word was nasty, tacky, low class gutter language, as was spick or some of the nastier words for women that we can’t post, it is like someone today who you think of as a well spoken respectful person, who casually uses “trailer trash” and you suddenly take a second look at them, and realize that they aren’t quite the quality person you thought.
Someone using the n word 50 years ago still gave you an insight into a person, it was never for quality people.
Because celebrity is fickle. One day the crowd's love you, next day they love to hate you.
In the South, the n-word was a phrase often spoken by past generations about any black person, not even said with any disdain, anger or hate. It was just a description, the same way black or African-American is used today as an identifier. Officially, the word was “negro” but Southerners just have their ways of slurring pronunciations differently than Yankees do.
As some blacks were considered thieves or criminals and as some were thought to be lazy or indifferent, the n-word took shape as a negative word - some to people who deserved it and others who were condemned by race or association.
That blacks use it amongst themselves is actually a form of satire (why conform to the white standards if we are all just n-s?).
I honestly would not condemn someone who used the phrase in their past and regret it today. I don’t want to see the word resurrected in popular use. But history is as it is and culture is as it is and I prefer that we not cleanse history and culture from what it was. It was a time when sensibilities about many things were different - some for better, some for worse.
I wouldn’t even know who Paula Deen is or who she voted for today except for this controversy which, IMO, is ridiculous in itself. Should others be persecuted for using the word “Hymietown” or “Hymies”? Should we persucte anyone who ever used the terms “Kraut”, “Mick”, “Gook”, “Dago”, etc? Just accept it and move on.
No, I am not Paula Deen. I have not aided and abetted the Democrat agend of destroying America for years. I have not aided and abetted in the slaughter of the innocent [unborn and partially born babies by abortion and partial birth aboution]. As far as I am concerned, she got what she deserved. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “Be not deceived,as one sows, one also reaps.”
I believe it’s time to hunt down and kill the entire cast of “Blazing Saddles”.
Anybody remember these:
Black licorice flavoured candies formed in the shape of a small person with their arms down at their side. They are approximately 2” tall by 1/2” wide & thick. Nigger Babies were sold as such for decades, until the later 1980’s-mid 1990’s when their name was changed to Licorice Babies to avoid derrogatory racial use of the word Nigger being ingrained in children’s vocabulary as acceptable.
Nothing in politics is EVER what it seems on the surface. Paula Deen and George Zimmerman are the subject of media persecution because somebody sees political advantage in it. Both of these situations have the potential to agitate the black community and get them to the polls. We will probably see more of these shenanigans before the 2014 election.
How much rioting would O need to declare martial law?