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We are Paula Deen
American Thinker ^ | 07/02/2013 | C.M. Phillips

Posted on 07/02/2013 5:13:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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1 posted on 07/02/2013 5:13:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Here are the facts... can anybody tell us why she deserves to be ostracized?

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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.


2 posted on 07/02/2013 5:14:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Here in NY...N is used to define the bad ones. No one would even think of saying that about a decent one.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 5:17:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

hussein voter payback.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 5:18:29 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind
Here are the facts... can anybody tell us why she deserves to be ostracized?

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.

5 posted on 07/02/2013 5:21:33 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm waiting for someone to ask Oprah if she's ever used the "H" word.

I'm waiting...

6 posted on 07/02/2013 5:23:09 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 5:27:53 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 5:29:06 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 5:29:25 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

Amazing how many people live in glass houses.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 5:29:44 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Izzy Dunne

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.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 5:30:16 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SeekAndFind

All of us crazy azzed crackas is Paula Deen.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 5:30:23 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Cracker Barrel is racist and I demand that they change their name.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 5:31:27 AM PDT by gattaca ("Empty heads are fond of long titles" Old German Proverb.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Wal-mart dropped her.

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?

Crickets.

14 posted on 07/02/2013 5:32:50 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SeekAndFind

We are Randy Marsh.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 5:32:56 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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, that’s was a long time ago and I don’t know where you’ve been lately but that’s 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.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 5:37:52 AM PDT by PLM
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To: gattaca
Or, forgiving a sitting president for committing adultery in the Oval Office.
17 posted on 07/02/2013 5:39:32 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: SeekAndFind

No tears here. She supported the half negro in the White House.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 5:40:33 AM PDT by NY Cajun
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To: rockabyebaby

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.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 5:43:18 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: SeekAndFind

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, Deen’s about southern home cooking and Michelle Obama’s 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 that’s 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 Deen’s show. “Michelle’s 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


20 posted on 07/02/2013 5:44:05 AM PDT by PLD
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To: SeekAndFind

Anyone who thinks the “N” word was only ever commonly used in the South is clueless.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 5:51:55 AM PDT by Will88
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To: SeekAndFind

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”


22 posted on 07/02/2013 5:53:27 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


23 posted on 07/02/2013 5:54:49 AM PDT by ronniesgal (Hey if the NSA is reading this....gfy. thnkskbye.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like Mr. Phillips, I, too, am from a small southern, 1950’s 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.


25 posted on 07/02/2013 6:00:47 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: unixfox
I am not waiting for Wal-Mart to do anything...except fold.

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!

26 posted on 07/02/2013 6:11:13 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


27 posted on 07/02/2013 6:15:17 AM 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: SeekAndFind

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...


28 posted on 07/02/2013 6:21:20 AM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: TADSLOS
I love SouthPark ;-)


29 posted on 07/02/2013 6:37:59 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I T I I A S. (Words are bad. Let’s stop using words.)


30 posted on 07/02/2013 6:38:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

No doubt in my mind she is being ostracized because she is a Southerner.


31 posted on 07/02/2013 6:39:55 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind
A friend of mine today, posted something similar on his Facebook page:

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.

32 posted on 07/02/2013 6:53:52 AM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


33 posted on 07/02/2013 6:55:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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Hopefully she fired whatever PR lackey advised her to cry and grovel. Or maybe that was her own dumb idea. Folks need to stand up to these stupid leftists and tell them to stick their hypocritical bulls*** where the sun don't shine. She said the 'N' word 20 years ago under duress? Who gives a f***?

She's a great American success story. It is too bad however that she is (or was) an O-voter.

34 posted on 07/02/2013 6:55:32 AM PDT by barefoot_hiker
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To: gattaca
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.

You sure hit the nail right on the head there!

36 posted on 07/02/2013 7:07:07 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


37 posted on 07/02/2013 7:20:01 AM 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: NY Cajun; onedoug
No tears here. She supported the half negro in the White House.
hussein voter payback

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.

38 posted on 07/02/2013 7:22:55 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: PLD

< According to the Enquirer, Obama now regrets going on Deen’s show. “Michelle’s 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.


39 posted on 07/02/2013 7:28:50 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: FrankR
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.

Worth repeating.

40 posted on 07/02/2013 7:35:04 AM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: barefoot_hiker

She should have told the N@##%@s to kiss her lily white cracker a$$


41 posted on 07/02/2013 7:38:28 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


42 posted on 07/02/2013 8:03:59 AM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind
can anybody tell us why she deserves to be ostracized?

Because celebrity is fickle. One day the crowd's love you, next day they love to hate you.

43 posted on 07/02/2013 8:08:46 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


44 posted on 07/02/2013 8:23:47 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.”


45 posted on 07/02/2013 8:32:10 AM PDT by sport
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe it’s time to hunt down and kill the entire cast of “Blazing Saddles”.


46 posted on 07/02/2013 8:48:56 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: rockrr

LOL.


47 posted on 07/02/2013 9:20:57 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Anybody remember these:

NIGGER BABIES
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.


48 posted on 07/02/2013 9:32:39 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: rockrr; TADSLOS
Stupid hotlinking! I repaired my link ;-)


49 posted on 07/02/2013 10:00:04 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

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?


50 posted on 07/02/2013 10:39:54 AM PDT by Liberty Wins
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