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Posted on 04/08/2008 1:53:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Obama Delegate Resigns After Remark
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. -- An Illinois delegate for Democratic Sen. Barack Obama resigned after using the word "monkeys" to describe black children playing in a tree, the Obama campaign said Tuesday.
Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski, a trustee in the Chicago suburb of Carpentersville, was issued a $75 ticket for disorderly conduct after neighbors complained to police. She says the word wasn't meant racially and she will fight the ticket.
"Given the incident, Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski is stepping down as a delegate and will be replaced," said Obama spokeswoman Amy Brundage.
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We are very near the end of civilization.
Puts me in mind of Howard Cosell.
the problem with most people’s skin any more isn’t the color- it’s the lack of thickness.
What’s funny about it is that she, the “perpetrator”, is a member of one victim group supposedly committing a “hate crime” against another victim group.
the incident occurred Saturday, when two children were playing in a tree next door to Ramirez-Sliwinski’s house.
She said the parents were outside supervising the children, but she went over and told them to get out of the tree because she was concerned about the boys’ safety and because the small magnolia tree was being damaged.
The father of one of the boys told her it was none of her business, she told the Chicago Tribune, and “I calmly said the tree is not there for them to be climbing in there like monkeys.”
The mother of one boy called police.
Cmdr. Michael Kilbourne said Tuesday a ticket was issued because the ordinance bans conduct that disturbs or alarms people. One of the boys told police he was scared by her comment and a mother said she was disturbed, he said.
ROFL! Love the unity PING!
ticket for disorderly conduct
For some reason reminded me of when a friends wife said “Look at that dirty snow in the ditch” when they were out driving one winter day.
My gosh I called my kids monkey when they played in the trees! And my kids are German, French, Scottish, Irish, Dutch, Devil, Cherokee, English, Black, MOSTLY Devil!
I was looking for a picture of her but found another interesting quote instead.
“stating that the Minutemen volunteers, American citizens, “didn’t belong in Hispanic communities.””
So, saying kids climbing in a tree like monkees is now a finable offense?.. No wonder they no longer have monkey bars at schools.
I’m glad I didn’t get a ticket this afternoon when I told my kids to stop acting like monkeys in the dressing room at the mall.
That’s what I was going to say. Black, white, whatever, I call any kid who climbs trees a “monkey.” For God’s sake things are really getting out of hand.
Did she say `meenkey’?
My youngest son MIKE who played in the trees all the time while growing up, just went for back Xrays THIS WEEK, and at the age of 24, found out that when he fell out of a tree 12 years ago and landed on his butt, he cracked some vertebrae.
He now suffers from pain, Faucet’s syndrome, & Spondylolysis = It is typically caused by stress fracture of the bone, and is associated with certain activities, such as weight lifting and gymnastics. It has been proposed that the pars interarticularis is especially vulnerable when the spine is in an extended position, and a force suddenly presses the vertebrae together, such as when landing on ones feet after a hop. This pressure acts like a nutcracker on the pars interarticularis and can fracture it in susceptible individuals.
So she may be doing the kids a favor by getting them down SAFELY from the tree!
I think I will write the Gestapo in Carpentersville and demand they write him a ticket. Only then will I become relaxed.
Anybody have their current address?
If the kids fell out of the tree and broke their necks, I suppose the kids mother would sue Sliwinski, who would be judged by a black jury.