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Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest (gathered legal team, contemplating lawsuit)
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Posted on 07/25/2009 2:10:55 PM PDT by Dubya

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he is ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying "in the end, this is not about me at all."

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KEYWORDS: gatesgate; henrygates; mrskippy; obama; racism; racist; stupidgate
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t was a marked change in tone for Gates, 58, who in the days following his arrest gathered up his legal team and said he was contemplating a lawsuit. He even vowed to make a documentary on his arrest to tie into a larger project about racial profiling.
1 posted on 07/25/2009 2:10:55 PM PDT by Dubya
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To: Dubya

He stirred the feces and now it’s time to move on?


2 posted on 07/25/2009 2:12:11 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Dubya

Release the audio of him the officer recorded.

Let’s hear what got him handcuffed. I would bet he wasn’t a mild mannered professor.


3 posted on 07/25/2009 2:13:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Dubya

The race pimp got EXACTLY what he wanted:
1. He’s a hero to millions of ignorant sheeple.
2. He’s got the backing of Obammy.
3. He’s free to turn this into the golden goose.


4 posted on 07/25/2009 2:14:04 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Dubya

Obama is polling terribly on this, Rahm called Gates and read him the riot act, he promised to shovel some Stimulus money to Gates somehow as ‘reparations’ for this inconvenience, and that’s the end of it.

That’s how I envision what led to Gates making his plea to “move on” from this.


5 posted on 07/25/2009 2:14:28 PM PDT by Carling (Gatesgate: Obama's Waterloo)
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To: Dubya

The guy goes on Radio programs afterward.....and NOW he wants to just “move on?” BAAAWWWAAAAHHHHHHHH.....you opened the can o’ worms you racist pig....now eat them.


6 posted on 07/25/2009 2:14:32 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Abort the Obama Presidency, now!!!)
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To: Dubya
Yeah, I'll bet it's time to move on. The longer this stuff lingers the worse it smells. soon the media may actually begin to ask some difficult questions, like who was that second guy that vanished into the mists? And how come "Doctor" Gates doesn't seem to have ever finished a dissertation anywhere?
7 posted on 07/25/2009 2:14:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dubya

Plase, Officer Crowley. . .do not have a beer with this con Marxist! Not in the White House; not anywhere. . .


8 posted on 07/25/2009 2:15:39 PM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America's 'sorrCDC STOPS DEATH COUNT...y' President))
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To: Dubya

move on eh?

LOL that’s code for OH HELL we stepped in it this time!


9 posted on 07/25/2009 2:16:06 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: Dubya

“Not about me”. Really?


10 posted on 07/25/2009 2:16:50 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Are you in a union job? I'm sorry to hear that.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Release the audio of him the officer recorded.

You hit the nail on the head. The only reason he wants to move on is to prevent these tapes from being released. My guess is they will show him to be the elitist a#$hole he truly is.

11 posted on 07/25/2009 2:16:54 PM PDT by mort56 (He who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Dubya
 
 
LoL!
 
And not a moment too soon -

About that charity you run, Professor Gates

 
 

12 posted on 07/25/2009 2:16:54 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

GOOD POINT !

who WAS the other guy !

Be funny if he was a closet homo, that just got out’d


13 posted on 07/25/2009 2:17:37 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: cricket
I so want to speculate on the menu of drinks! But I won't.
14 posted on 07/25/2009 2:17:40 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Don’tMoveOn.com


15 posted on 07/25/2009 2:19:08 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Secret Agent Man
Release the audio of him the officer recorded

I don't think he can release it, unless Gates files a formal complaint or a lawsuit.

Probably some privacy issues.

And Gates knows it.

16 posted on 07/25/2009 2:19:46 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Dubya

Obama and Gates should be on “The Days Of Our Lives” soap opera.What a joke.


17 posted on 07/25/2009 2:19:58 PM PDT by taxtruth
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To: woofie

Boy, that tape must be good!!


18 posted on 07/25/2009 2:20:17 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Yes; Gates had his 'day' and say. . .and now, folks; the Professor says it is time to move on. Can only say. . .'not so fast' Professor!

Gates, now doubt; begining to see; as does Obama no doubt; that this could turn into another 'Rev. Wright' unfolding.

More focus now being place upon Gates himself. . .as to the 'who/what' and 'what for' of this 'renowned communist 'scholar'.

19 posted on 07/25/2009 2:20:49 PM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America's 'sorrCDC STOPS DEATH COUNT...y' President))
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To: Dubya
Regarding Henry Gates' prowess as a "scholar", here is an excerpt from a column by Mark Steyn from yesterday:

I confess I've been wary of taking Henry Louis Gates at his word ever since, almost two decades back, the literary scholar compared the lyrics of the rap group 2 Live Crew to those of the Bard of Avon. "It's like Shakespeare's 'My love is like a red, red rose,'" he declared, authoritatively, to a court in Fort Lauderdale.

As it happens, "My luv's like a red, red rose" was written by Robbie Burns, a couple of centuries after Shakespeare. Oh, well. 16th century English playwright, 18th century Scottish poet: What's the diff?

20 posted on 07/25/2009 2:21:00 PM PDT by Mogollon (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mort56
The only reason he wants to move on is to prevent these tapes from being released. My guess is they will show him to be the elitist a#$hole he truly is.

Dollars to doughnuts, there's a Kerryesque "Don't you know who I am? up in the middle of all the hystrionics.

21 posted on 07/25/2009 2:21:01 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: TexasFreeper2009

You can imagine if that ‘busybody’ neighbor had come over to the Gates residence the next day and said “I thought someone was breaking into your house last night and called 911 and apparently no one showed up”.
Now the uproar from that would have been as bad if not worse than the ongoing turmoil.


22 posted on 07/25/2009 2:21:31 PM PDT by xrmusn
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To: Dubya
Now that he's discovered it's not so easy to trash Crowley's reputation he wants to move one? Like hell . . . Maybe if he issues Crowley a full apology, not before. This crap will only stop when someone--and I hope it's Crowley--makes it stop. I imagine Crowley wishes it was over and done with, but he must pursue this until he gets that apology--or a hefty judgment.


23 posted on 07/25/2009 2:23:33 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Dubya
"in the end, this is not about me at all."

The poor soul is entrapped in a seductive net. He is praised and revered by his fellow loonies for projecting his own ethical failings on to others. How difficult it would be to start owning up now.

24 posted on 07/25/2009 2:23:56 PM PDT by AndyTheBear
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To: Dubya

Uh huh.

Now I REALLY want to hear those tapes.


25 posted on 07/25/2009 2:24:34 PM PDT by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: Dubya

Another words, “I don’t have a leg to stand on and the President said this will kill the whole socialist agenda we have been concocting the past year with Bill Ayers and George Soros.”


26 posted on 07/25/2009 2:25:25 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Dubya
You made you bed now sleep in it.
27 posted on 07/25/2009 2:25:59 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Dubya

‘STUF or we’ll release the damn tapes’


28 posted on 07/25/2009 2:26:21 PM PDT by Raebie (~Never go down with a loaded gun~)
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To: Dubya
Gates said. "I am pleased that (Obama) he, too, is eager to use my experience as a teaching moment..........

Gag me with a spoon..........

Just what did Obama teach us??? How to step in it and look like an ass without trying? The Chris Rock "How not to get your ass kicked by the police"

I wonder if he understand just how condescending and arrogant that quote sounds to your average American.

29 posted on 07/25/2009 2:26:22 PM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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To: Dubya

“in the end, this is not about me at all.”

I wonder what it’s like to go around thinking everything that happens to you is a symbol for some deeper societal problem, instead of a random event in a not-so-orderly world.


30 posted on 07/25/2009 2:28:25 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Dubya
So he doesn't think this has anything to do with members of dem victim groups thinking they're above the law?

The "I'm a victim so I'm too special to be held to the same standards as others" is getting old. Real old.

Might be time for an honest talk.

31 posted on 07/25/2009 2:32:27 PM PDT by GOPJ (Conservatives: the "niche market," consisting of about half the population" - David Warren)
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To: Mogollon

On the one hand, we have:

“Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.”

On the other:

“Ahh! Me so horny. Me love you long time”

Or maybe that’s not fair, since 2 Live Crew the above quote was not written by any member of 2 Live Crew. But trust me, that’s about as good as it gets.


32 posted on 07/25/2009 2:35:31 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: All

The Pres. has tipped his hand sooner than he planed on doing it. The cat is out of the bag now.


33 posted on 07/25/2009 2:36:59 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Tublecane

bttt


34 posted on 07/25/2009 2:37:36 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere

Does anyone else find it surprising that the media hasn’t tracked down and interviewed any of the witnesses to this...specifically the woman who called 911?


35 posted on 07/25/2009 2:38:44 PM PDT by Raebie (~Never go down with a loaded gun~)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

No.. the feces have now been sent to a lab and are being examined. Seems there are some who are checking into his affiliations, tax status, etc. All of which “smell” to high heaven..


36 posted on 07/25/2009 2:43:26 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Dubya
Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

Ok, let's move on to other things.

37 posted on 07/25/2009 2:45:07 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: TexasFreeper2009

He has 2 daughters but seems to have no wife.


38 posted on 07/25/2009 2:45:29 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Dubya

Sounds to me that he’s having an ‘oh chit’ moment, in thinking about his scam charity and whatever else he’s doing that’s questionable.

I say we keep the heat on this loser and expose him for just what he is, and obummer, by association


39 posted on 07/25/2009 2:45:30 PM PDT by spacejunkie01
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To: Dubya
This background story on Dr. Gates, written by Hillel Italie of the Associated Press, was printed in many papers both in the U.S. and abroad. The version I linked is from the Taiwan Times, and ran under the headline Gates, an intellectual drawn back into the arena. My hometown paper, the Charlotte Observer, ran the article under the headline Gates drawn back into racial arena. Nothing sinister about the varying headlines; papers commonly write their own. But what is sinister on the part of the Observer is its curious and highly selective editing.

The Taiwan Times version of the story contained this interesting bit:

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To his eventual embarrassment, he wrote in his Yale application:

"As always, whitey now sits in judgment of me, preparing to cast my fate. It is your decision either to let me blow with the wind as a nonentity or to encourage the development of self. Allow me to prove myself."

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That crucial bit of data was edited out of the Charlotte Observer. I wonder why. It certainly seems relevant background information to me. It says a lot about the man that he disparaged "whitey" on his Yale application (it says interesting things about Yale, as well, but that's a discussion for another place). Does he still have a chip on his shoulder? It certainly seems so to me. But why not give the reader all pertinent information? Why edit this very telling bit of information out of the story?

40 posted on 07/25/2009 2:47:08 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (Now with ConstructionCam! Click on my name and follow the progress.)
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To: Tublecane
I wonder what it’s like to go around thinking everything that happens to you is a symbol for some deeper societal problem, instead of a random event in a not-so-orderly world.

Probably like acute schizophrenia....

41 posted on 07/25/2009 2:48:33 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: truthandlife

Under the bus Gates goes!!!


42 posted on 07/25/2009 2:48:55 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: mort56

And his charity trust fund, he wants to keep that quiet.
And the other racial comments he has made, he doesn’t want that to come out.
And his relationship with OTHER radicals?

We need to do, to this nut, what the left did to Joe the Plummer.


43 posted on 07/25/2009 2:49:19 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Thanks for the info SNC.

Ping/Gates


44 posted on 07/25/2009 2:49:53 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Dubya

****He even vowed to make a documentary on his arrest to tie into a larger project about racial profiling****

*Tin foil hat time* Rather convenient. was this whole thing a setup?


45 posted on 07/25/2009 2:50:02 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (Government tends to never fix the problems it creates in the first place)
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To: CaptRon
I so want to speculate on the menu of drinks! But I won't.

You mean the ones taken before they get there. ..cause I think; knowing Obama hospitality; there will be NO menu/lol.

46 posted on 07/25/2009 2:50:33 PM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America's 'sorrCDC STOPS DEATH COUNT...y' President))
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To: Dubya
"..."in the end, this is not about me at all."..."

Translation:
Please don't look at my past writings.
Please don't look at my academic record.
Please don't look at my past associations.
Please don't look at my affirmative action based promotions.
Please don't look at my lack of real-world productive work experience.
Please don't look at my call for reparations, even though I've lived off the government teat for my entire life.

47 posted on 07/25/2009 2:51:49 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (www.citizendirect.org - this domain name for sale)
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To: Dubya

“not about me”

That seems to be THE talking point about every mess they find themselves in.

At any rate I think he’ll find himself under the bus pretty soon and he’ll be on his own.


48 posted on 07/25/2009 2:52:25 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: cricket

No. I’m thinking of a number...


49 posted on 07/25/2009 2:52:38 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: Dubya

Obama called and offered him a deal - Back off lawsuits and anything else that would keep this thing in the news, and Obama will give him something valuable down the line. A cherry spot in the administration, an ambassadorship, cash, something.

So Gates backs off.

Obama never does any quid pro quo where both sides of the deal are paid off at the same time. Most times, one party waits for a year or two before getting their payment. That’s The Obama Way.


50 posted on 07/25/2009 2:52:46 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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