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NH official calls Obama the n-word, won't apologize or resign
Digital Journal ^ | 05/19/2014 | Martin Laine

Posted on 05/19/2014 8:27:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Faced by a hundred angry residents calling for his resignation, a Wolfeboro police commissioner staunchly refused to apologize or resign after referring to President Obama using the n-word.

According to an article in the Boston Globe, Robert J. Copeland, 82, one of three commissioners in the small town on the shores of Lake Winnepesaukee, used the racial slur in an email to the other commissioners.

“I believe I did use the N-word in reference to the current occupant of the White House,” Copeland said. “For this, I do not apologize – he meets and exceeds my criteria for such.”

Copeland was re-elected to a second three-year term two months ago.

Of the town’s 6,300 year-round residents, about 20 are black. New Hampshire as a whole is 94 percent white and about 1 percent black. None of the town’s police officers are black, or members of any other minority.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: newhampshire; nword; obama; racism; slur
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1 posted on 05/19/2014 8:27:00 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney, and his vicious pro-OBama and pro-Soros Team,
were behind the Globe article lambasting the man
for a PRIVATE conversation.

SSDD.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 8:29:44 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SeekAndFind
My filter keeps blocking me from getting to the Digital Journal website.

Does the author identify the offender as a Republican or Conservative or Tea Party Blogger or any such thing?

Typically that sort of affiliation is mentioned within the first 4 or 5 words. But, in this case, it wasn't.

Curious.

3 posted on 05/19/2014 8:29:57 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind

It was a private conversation and no one else’s business.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 8:32:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“For this, I do not apologize – he meets and exceeds my criteria for such.”

Exactly. 0 has been "judged by the content of his character". (or lack thereof).

5 posted on 05/19/2014 8:33:25 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: SeekAndFind

The N-word is only ascribed when the behavior matches the skin color. Even blacks know this. There are times when honesty needs to be brutal especially when it is warranted and well deserved. Hey call me a cracka all you want; it’s not going to offend me one iota because it’s not true and it’s only a word...


6 posted on 05/19/2014 8:37:07 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

“Nebbish”?


7 posted on 05/19/2014 8:46:45 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: jsanders2001

No it’s “creepy asz cracka”


8 posted on 05/19/2014 8:48:12 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cripplecreek
It was a private conversation and no one else’s business.

If you 'hear' something, say something.

People in Red England are more likely to spy on their neighbors than any other region of the country. (Source: 'Day America Told the Truth'.)

Based on my experience; that statement is true.

9 posted on 05/19/2014 8:49:57 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jsanders2001

“The N-word is only ascribed when the behavior matches the skin color.”

I understand your point but that doesn’t make the word any better. If the N-word applied strictly to a behavior and was used without regard to skin color, it would probably be OK. Terms like lazy, Marxist scumbag might be more appropriate, because they’re free of racist connotations.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 8:50:35 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (America for Americans first!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I respect it so much when someone refuses to apologize when it’s demanded that they do so. That defeats the whole purpose of apologizing, even if one is truly sorry.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 8:51:37 AM PDT by grania
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To: null and void

Must be “narcissist”. What else could it be.

Oh the wailing and gnashing of teeth over truth and double standards.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 8:52:17 AM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: CitizenUSA

More appropriate, if not more accurate, sure. In and of itself there’s nothing wrong with a racist connotation if it isn’t in-fact racist.

It’s an adjective, just like “white POS”, “white trash”, “cracka”, “trailer trash”, etc.

Just because I refer to someone as a nigger doesn’t mean I dislike all blacks. I only dislike the target of my ire.


13 posted on 05/19/2014 8:56:19 AM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is purely anecdotal but I seem to have heard the n-word spoken much more in the last 5 - 6 years.

Can’t account for it though.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 8:57:36 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: SeekAndFind

“I believe I did use the N-word in reference to the current occupant of the White House,” Copeland said. “For this, I do not apologize – he meets and exceeds my criteria for such.”

Ooooohhhhh, no...I’m afraid the correct word is “NAGGER, yeah, nagger.”

But thank you for playing.


15 posted on 05/19/2014 8:57:48 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: CitizenUSA

I understand uour point but maybe he said it because he wanted it to sting. Now this is not a word I use but I can understand why they might use it to describe one of the most evil and contemptable to ever walk the face of the earth.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 9:00:06 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

Lol

At 82

EFF em

U go boy

Can I say boy?


17 posted on 05/19/2014 9:00:34 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: who knows what evil?; x
People in Red England are more likely to spy on their neighbors than any other region of the country. (Source: 'Day America Told the Truth'.)

Comments, x?

18 posted on 05/19/2014 9:01:46 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: TheZMan

Hmmmm. That works at least as well as nebbish!


19 posted on 05/19/2014 9:02:39 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: CitizenUSA

Terms like lazy, Marxist scumbag might be more appropriate, because they’re free of racist connotations.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Actually they’re not...... not in the minds of people who just have to play the race card. I like “Marxist scumbag”, but when I use it (note: “when” not “if”) I’m accused of using that term about Dear Leader just because he’s Black. You can’t win.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 9:03:12 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016: Governor, Conservative, Hispanic female.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any criticism of Obama is considered racist. If they’re going to hang you anyway, you might as well be guilty of something.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 9:03:52 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: jsanders2001

Just to make myself clear I have nothing against black people but I do against evil black people as well as any other color.


22 posted on 05/19/2014 9:04:45 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

Inexcusable...especially in this day and age...


23 posted on 05/19/2014 9:05:17 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: Texas Eagle

Nobody has identified his politics. Not one.

The town voted about 55 45 for the last Republican president. They ignore that split.

They just tout that it is an almost all white town, and therefore racist.


24 posted on 05/19/2014 9:06:34 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: CitizenUSA
I understand your point but that doesn’t make the word any better.

If a white person uses the n word he needs to lose his job?? Why do you suppose it's okay for blacks to use the n word and call whites honkies?

25 posted on 05/19/2014 9:07:40 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: SeekAndFind

Reminds me of a joke card I once saw. A “teen” turkey walks into the room with his head down. The Mother turkey says, “But son, you shouldn’t get upset when someone calls you a turkey; you ARE a turkey”......


26 posted on 05/19/2014 9:13:24 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: jsanders2001

“The N-word is only ascribed when the behavior matches the skin color. Even blacks know this. “

I have a very good Black friend. We have traveled together. When he goes into any public place “like a convenience store,” he “greets” every other Black he passes with the words “Hi N-——er, how’s it goin’.” With Blacks, amongst themselves the word isn’t a pejorative term, it’s a “greeting.” I’ve seen him greet his own grown children using the term.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 9:16:25 AM PDT by vette6387 (n)
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To: jsanders2001
Just to make myself clear I have nothing against black people but I do against evil black people as well as any other color.

I agree. A person can be 'black' in skin tone and not be worthy of the N-word. Clarence Thomas comes to mind. As do many other people.

The use of that word is reserved for the lowest, most hateful miscreants the race can produce.

28 posted on 05/19/2014 9:17:56 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says "shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Have you seen what Mooch has been telling graduating high schoolers? The bitch wants gestapo informants in every home.

Obama said students need to police family and friends because federal laws can only go so far in stopping racism.

“[O]ur laws may no longer separate us based on our skin color, but nothing in the Constitution says we have to eat together in the lunchroom, or live together in the same neighborhoods,” she said. “There’s no court case against believing in stereotypes or thinking that certain kinds of hateful jokes or comments are funny.”


(The Blaze) Michelle Obama Would Like Students to Monitor Family Members for Racial Insensitivity
29 posted on 05/19/2014 9:21:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Look... This crap of banning words is stupid. When does it stop. Freedom of speech means”freedom of speech.” What I say in my house,or heard in a private conversion is protected. I hate when people use the F-word, but I don’t get all worked up about it. When they try to ban a word , it makes the user that much more powerful. You give the word power. That’s why calling a white man a Cracker mean nothing to us. We refuse to give the user any power over us.


30 posted on 05/19/2014 9:22:11 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: SeekAndFind

“You’re white, go to hell!!!”

- Dallas County Commissioner (Black) John Wiley Price in 2011, who remains in office.


31 posted on 05/19/2014 9:25:14 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: cripplecreek

We don’t have kids...no fool here...if I have ten or twenty bucks left when I die; the cats get it. :-)


32 posted on 05/19/2014 9:30:23 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: baddog 219
Look... This crap of banning words is stupid. When does it stop.

Language of the Third Reich by Victor Klemperer

In the book Klemperer describes how the nazis manipulated the language as a means of manipulating German society to be more accepting of Nazi goals.
33 posted on 05/19/2014 9:31:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Big deal he used a word that is as popular as the “F” bomb and “MF” in black community.


34 posted on 05/19/2014 9:38:43 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: SeekAndFind

If he had just called him a half cracka, there would be no problem.


35 posted on 05/19/2014 9:47:02 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“I believe I did use the N-word in reference to the current occupant of the White House,” Copeland said. “For this, I do not apologize – he meets and exceeds my criteria for such.”

Proving there’s a right word for everything!


36 posted on 05/19/2014 9:50:04 AM PDT by RaveOn ("No amount of logic can shatter a faith consciously based on a lie." Lamar Keene, "True Believers")
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To: Texas Eagle

RE: My filter keeps blocking me from getting to the Digital Journal website.

Read this news instead. Details are the same:

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-new-hampshire-police-obama-20140515-story.html


37 posted on 05/19/2014 9:50:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: ladyjane

RE: Why do you suppose it’s okay for blacks to use the n word and call whites honkies?

Don’t blacks often use it as a term of endearment?

Why can’t folks from other race use it as a term of endearment?

Who sets the rules?

SEE HERE FOR INSTANCE (Jackie Chan, new to America, saw a black guy calling others the word as a term of endearment. He uses it after that and all hell breaks loose ):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN2LJTCBPtg


38 posted on 05/19/2014 9:50:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: vette6387

RE: With Blacks, amongst themselves the word isn’t a pejorative term, it’s a “greeting.”

What if you used it as a “greeting”? Why is that suddenly a bad thing? Who makes these rules anyway and why are we obliged to follow them?


39 posted on 05/19/2014 9:50:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: cripplecreek

Looks like a book I will be picking up!


40 posted on 05/19/2014 9:53:04 AM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Patriotic1
Victor Klemperer was the cousin of actor Werner Klemperer.

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41 posted on 05/19/2014 9:57:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: CitizenUSA

When a group of people call themselves and each other the “N” word on regular daily basis they shouldn’t get too upset when others refer to them with the same word. Maybe now blacks will think twice about referring to each other as “N” this and “N” that.

Whites don’t call each other “cracka”
Jews don’t call each other “Kikes”
Hispanics don’t call each other “Beaners”


42 posted on 05/19/2014 10:03:23 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A close Nigerian friend, now an American, once told me, “call me black or negro, but not nigger.” But his point wasn’t racism in itself, it is that he didn’t want to be identified with the underclass that has been generated, beginning in earnest with the Great Society. Like many Nigerians in the US, he has achieved considerable financial success and has an adoring wife and family.

BTW, to the NSA or other policing agencies, I was quoting the other guy who used the N-word. I don’t use it, because it doesn’t promote conversation, no matter who uses it.


43 posted on 05/19/2014 10:22:41 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: SeekAndFind

Good. Finally someone with some backbone. Obama himself has been heard calling people ‘that’ word.


44 posted on 05/19/2014 10:38:38 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: SeekAndFind

“What if you used it as a “greeting”? Why is that suddenly a bad thing? Who makes these rules anyway and why are we obliged to follow them?”

I think I’d have to be ready for a confrontation. I guess we are “obliged to follow them” unless we want to have a fist fight!


45 posted on 05/19/2014 10:55:54 AM PDT by vette6387 (n)
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To: ladyjane

“Why do you suppose it’s okay for blacks to use the n word and call whites honkies?”

As far as the n-word goes, I think blacks use it in a different context. It can be a term of endearment for them. I don’t think “honkies” is used in the same manner. If it’s meant to demean whites—I doubt they mean it as term of endearment—then it’s no better than the n-word. Both are generally inappropriate, much like cursing only harsher. Their use often reflects more negatively on the speaker than the target in my opinion.


46 posted on 05/19/2014 11:05:35 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (America for Americans first!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like he’s resigned.

WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Town officials confirmed Monday that the 82-year-old police commissioner who was heard publicly calling President Obama the n-word — sparking nationwide outrage — has tendered his resignation.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/05/19/n-h-police-commissioner-who-used-racial-slur-in-reference-to-obama-resigns/?wpisrc=al_comboPN_p


47 posted on 05/19/2014 11:14:51 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: SeekAndFind
Not a private conversation: ...used the racial slur in an email to the other commissioners...

Not clear if it was a work e-mail or personal email.

48 posted on 05/19/2014 11:18:26 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: SeekAndFind
82 years old?

It's the latest *I dare you* script from the left.

49 posted on 05/19/2014 11:19:26 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind
The snitch who eavesdropped on his conversation in a restaurant and then ratted him out for using a "bad word":


50 posted on 05/19/2014 11:21:55 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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