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Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot's racially charged name lingered. [Wabbit season! Troll season!]
washingtonpost ^ | Oct 1 2011

Posted on 10/02/2011 8:14:14 AM PDT by Staff Of Moses

Paint Creek, Tex. — In the early years of his political career, Rick Perry began hosting fellow lawmakers, friends and supporters at his family’s secluded West Texas hunting camp, a place known by the name painted in block letters across a large, flat rock standing upright at its gated entrance.

“Niggerhead,” it read.

The name of this particular parcel did not change for years after it became associated with Rick Perry, first as a private citizen, then as a state official and finally as Texas governor.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hermancain; niggerhead; perry; racecard; rickperry; zot
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To: john drake

“More importantly, when is the black community going to be outraged with rappers who use that word with impunity? I’m waiting.....snooze.”

Nevvah, Crackah.


101 posted on 10/02/2011 9:59:49 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“I am DONE with Cain!”

lol

Palin 2012


102 posted on 10/02/2011 10:00:09 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Staff Of Moses; john drake; ZULU

There was a Native-American chief in that part of Texas—I think he was Kiowa but may have been Comanche—who was named Niggerhead...Surely he’s the source of the name.


103 posted on 10/02/2011 10:01:53 AM PDT by Ranald S. MacKenzie (It's the philosophy, stupid.)
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To: McGavin999

The only claim to the present fame enjoyed by candidates who are in the lights is on the back of attacking Rick Perry. Even they know where the goods are among them all.
Rick’s got it and they want it. This means there campaign has to shift gears and try to kill his. The LEFT would like to help.


104 posted on 10/02/2011 10:03:47 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: bgill
Do the happy dance all you want because the story trashes Perry. Any conservative with only a moderate understanding of politics understands this story has nothing to do with Perry.

This is the Washington Post relentless effort to portray Republicans, any Republican, as racists. Obama is seeing erosion of support among blacks in the Dem Party. They're in full blown panic. The Post will defend Dems until it goes bankrupt, and then get stimulus money to keep the doors open.

Every candidate, but mostly Cain, should be denouncing the Washington Post...not Perry.

105 posted on 10/02/2011 10:04:57 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Gator113

Seriously, she needs to get in. This is her golden opportunity and it’s being served up to her on a silver platter.


106 posted on 10/02/2011 10:05:02 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: headstamp 2

I grew up hearing this term in Indiana of all places. It was a term used for rocks commonly found more appropriately known as “geodes”.


107 posted on 10/02/2011 10:05:13 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: ZULU

I heard that when Perry was in college he also read Joseph Conrad’s famous 1897 novella, The Nigger of the Narcissus.


108 posted on 10/02/2011 10:05:30 AM PDT by Chester Jones
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To: Staff Of Moses

109 posted on 10/02/2011 10:07:10 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Exactly! But instead Cain jumped on the race pimp band waggon. If I wanted to vote for race pimps, I’d vote Democratic.

Cain is dead to me now.


110 posted on 10/02/2011 10:07:17 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: bgill

Tried to tell us what? That you people are becoming unhinged in trying to destroy Rick Perry in pursuit of...hell if I know. I guess a Mitt Romney or Obama win. It’s got to be one or the other.

the story is ridiculous and no Freeper that is honest would have taken the side of WAPO if they weren’t so desperate to tear him down. I hated John McCain but even I defended him a couple of times during unreasonable attacks in ‘08. I’ve lost a lot of respect for Palin, but I’m not jumping down threads trying to insinuate where smoke there is fire about that sleazy book. People that are so committed to destroying someone they’ll pursue dishonest attacks...pathetic.


111 posted on 10/02/2011 10:08:34 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can - Perry)
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To: NautiNurse
Cain was asked a direct question about the Perry Rock story during an interview this morning on Fox News Sunday. Educate yourself. Watch the interview or read the transcript.

THANK you for explaining how Mr. Cain got drawn into and viciously attacked on this thread...No, I did not watch Fox News Sunday, but I may have to. Sure sounds like a 'set' up by the Foxes to see what kind of news they could make.

112 posted on 10/02/2011 10:09:04 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: ZULU

“Maybe they feel that by using them, the terms loose their venom.”

I would not give them that much credit. It is nothing but “in your face honky - I can say it, but you better not try it”. Until we get off our knees and grow some backbone, they will continue to cast their “self- righteous” spittle in our faces.


113 posted on 10/02/2011 10:09:04 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I continue to believe she will.


114 posted on 10/02/2011 10:10:18 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: JLS

Antique river navigation charts show these same hazards you described and they are named the same. The political correct term of Afro-Enginered that corrected a popular name for a fouled up situation needs to be applied. Please note my PC use of terms and language as the HNIC would probably court martial my ancient arse.


115 posted on 10/02/2011 10:11:55 AM PDT by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: doodad

“I have camped in Nigger Bill canyon out in Utah.”

I knew Perry has made a good deal of money for himself as governor (probably lucky investments, who knows), but I didn’t realize he was buying land in Utah also. Hmmm, it is a nice place to retire to.


116 posted on 10/02/2011 10:12:43 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: john drake

“As Herman Cain said this morning, that is/was “insensitive” and it sounds like Perry took care of it (it’s been painted over.) I’m trying to figure out how it got the name to begin with.... More importantly, when is the black community going to be outraged with rappers who use that word with impunity? I’m waiting.....snooze.”

I think Cain is just having some fun with him now...just to get under his (very thin) skin.


117 posted on 10/02/2011 10:14:36 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: sinanju
The Jewfish is a fish still called that. As a kid, my dad and I fished at Jewfish Creek in the Florida keys which still has a bridge call the "Jewfish Creek Bridge" on the only road to Key West from Miami. So millions have crossed over it in the last 100 years.

Other examples are easy. Virtually all states and cities with Indian (Native American) names including Indiana, Indianapolis, Spokane, Sioux City and Sioux Falls etc. Maybe non-Catholics can be "offended' by virtually every city with Saint or San in its name.

118 posted on 10/02/2011 10:15:23 AM PDT by masadaman
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To: Marty62

Staff of Moses
Is a TROLL!!!
I’m think either some Dummies org or maybe Dixienet.org.
both “types” are lying about Perry. <<<

But, but, they would claim they are not lying! When you flog a sliver from the whole of the facts, and do it really loud, you’ve got a colossal and unjust distortion but you can tell yourself you’re really not lying. Only on the LEFT should that work. Apparently it is. Helping the destruction along are sometime those we know.


119 posted on 10/02/2011 10:15:33 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: Irenic

“Cain is now playing the race card.
That is the final straw, I want nothing to do with Cain.”

Up until this time I was very seriously advocating a Palin/Cain ticket. I thought - here is an American who just happens to be black. Sure fooled me.


120 posted on 10/02/2011 10:18:10 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: john drake

Herman Cain was asked about this, he did not bring it up. He answered honestly.

Cain actually lived through having to sit in the back of the bus, and drink from the colored fountain, I can imagine this word holds some real meaning for him. For him, it was a word full of hatred and danger, not just some slang as it is used today.

For all he went through as a child, and not getting into the school he wanted as a black man, he never used that as a crutch or excuse. Cain talks about what a great country we are for having risen above all of that.


121 posted on 10/02/2011 10:19:30 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: rabidralph

There’s also a White Rock Lake in Dallas. Perry has been governor for 11 years and has done nothing to get rid of that name. Obviously he’s trying to signal to white people that he’s one of them.


122 posted on 10/02/2011 10:20:34 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Texas Eagle; Marty62

This is a home job. Recall Obama’s campaign just a few weeks ago, maybe three, called for Texas democrats to turn over every stone? LOL. They know who their nemesis is. It isn’t Romney and it isn’t going to be Cain. It’s the one with the goods to govern a nation and already has Texas to show for it. Rick has it and they want it. Next?


123 posted on 10/02/2011 10:21:07 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: Staff Of Moses

I think focusing one’s energy researching issues like this is a niggardly use of honest political dialog.


124 posted on 10/02/2011 10:22:44 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: All

FYI: From German-English dictionary

German: NEGER translates to NEGRO in English.

NEGERHEAD, or NIGGERHEAD,...little difference


125 posted on 10/02/2011 10:25:13 AM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama campaign and the press in full swing hoping Republicans eat each other alive and all we have left is Mitt Romney. The day he becomes our nominee, they will gladly point all all his warts - a rich country club, big corporation Republican who never had to work a day in his life to support his family. They will easily demoralize us in a big way.

Does anyone here believe in Fox News anymore? If Obama wins again more people will watch them. They have a vested interest in seeing that the candidates destroy each other and we are left with Romney. They rarely point out his faults.


126 posted on 10/02/2011 10:26:10 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Our friend Cain is just that, but he’s going to be a gaffe machine and the LEFT can’t wait to scatter the conservative sheep using his musings against Rick to divide us. The fear seems consistently to point to Rick. He can dismantle socialism, but many prefer the yakkers to an actual footprint. If we but man up we can win this thing.


127 posted on 10/02/2011 10:27:02 AM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: Katarina

Its not just the MSM, its idiots like staff who never promote any candidate, only bash on Perry every thread even resorting to liberal silly links about a hunting camp which had the name a hundred years and PERRY changed.

If these bashers are not ronpalu then they are those DU trolls that brag about disrupting on FR.


128 posted on 10/02/2011 10:29:02 AM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/caindogs are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: NautiNurse; kingattax

“Cain was asked a direct question about the Perry Rock story during an interview this morning on Fox News Sunday. Educate yourself. Watch the interview or read the transcript.”

Exactly. Cain does not “use the race card”. He lived through time when this word had real meaning and he was responded to it with honesty.

For those who came out and say they will no longer support Cain - give me a break. Do you believe anyone thinks you really supported him in the first place? I have posted Cain articles since April 2010 and I have a pretty good idea who supports Cain and who doesn’t on FR. LOL!


129 posted on 10/02/2011 10:30:45 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: Staff Of Moses

Just change the name to Schwarzkopf.


130 posted on 10/02/2011 10:31:30 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: Staff Of Moses

Well, as Obama would say, “That’s not the rock I knew.”


131 posted on 10/02/2011 10:31:39 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: Balding_Eagle

Pretty soon we will have to rename Utah, both Dakotas, Illinois, Indiana, and any other state whose name comes from an Indian nation. No wonder GM stopped making Pontiac.


132 posted on 10/02/2011 10:31:42 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Irenic

You’d rather vote for Romney than Cain? That’s the conclusion they want you to come to. Then when you have Romney, they will make you very sorry.


133 posted on 10/02/2011 10:33:45 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: RipSawyer

Is it offensive to acne?


134 posted on 10/02/2011 10:34:40 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

” I want nothing to do with Cain.”

Cain has been a real disappointment this week.
He spent a lot of time running down the other Republican candidates ,
especially Perry ,
although Santorum and Paul can’t be pleased with his descriptions
of them on Leno, either .
He could have been gracious to Palin on Leno calling him the wrong name , instead he “ forgave her “ , but , just “ this time.”
Arrogance is never a pleasing quality in a candidate.


135 posted on 10/02/2011 10:35:03 AM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: magritte
Yes, a troll slipped out there forty are fifty years ago and painted the rock. Someone is telling one, paint on a rock lying flat will not last ten years, unless someone comes by and repaints it occasionally.
136 posted on 10/02/2011 10:35:09 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Don’t worry about Caindog, it don’t hunt. He won’t be more than a flash in the pan and already fizzling fast. FNC and MSM see that and are now rapidly pushing Global Warming Christie as a dodge for Romney.


137 posted on 10/02/2011 10:35:38 AM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/caindogs are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Verginius Rufus

LOL!


138 posted on 10/02/2011 10:35:54 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: dusttoyou

This isn’t the first of them trying to tag Perry with the racist label. I think they are ready to put *Perry the racist* into high gear.

Then, as people point fingers and back away from the ‘racist’ Perry—it will give the left a told-ya-so towards the GOP.


139 posted on 10/02/2011 10:38:46 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: Staff Of Moses
To go after a candidate for something that has been around for years is pretty pathetic. I don't like Perry one bit, but I wouldn't look twice at this.

Herman Cain, OTOH.....can we say, hook, line, and sinker? Peas in a pod.

140 posted on 10/02/2011 10:42:58 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: tirednvirginia

You’d rather vote for Romney than Cain? That’s the conclusion they want you to come to. Then when you have Romney, they will make you very sorry
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I have said I would vote republican no matter how sick it makes me, even Romney— now, nope.

I would rather not vote for EITHER but I will rot in hell before I vote Cain.

I don’t care if people tell me that’s a vote for Obama, I’ve had enough of this Dr.Pepper campaign—he’s a racist, she’s a racist.

SICK AND TIRED OF THE RACE CARP! I will not vote for a republican who does it.


141 posted on 10/02/2011 10:46:21 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: dusttoyou
Cain's viability as a candidate is beside the point. The MSM has designated him as the token race expert on all things Republican. If Cain declares Perry guilty of a race crime...well...perception becomes reality.

Anything less than an aggressive defense of Perry by Cain will be seen as a wink and a nod to the race-baiters.

142 posted on 10/02/2011 10:49:37 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Marty62
Tried to look SoM up and he is GONE as in zot. Good riddance.
143 posted on 10/02/2011 10:51:55 AM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/caindogs are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Staff Of Moses

There’s a rock formation near the Kentucky/Virginia line called Nigger Head. When the PC names are handed down, I suppose it will become Person of Color Head.


144 posted on 10/02/2011 10:57:55 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn
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To: justsaynomore

I’ve seen this “Niggerhead” sign many times on the Hendrick Ranch, where it is located. This was an old hunting camp way before Perry leased the area. This sign is basically in the middle of nowhere. Obviously some enemy put out this info.

Perry had NOTHING to do with the name.

I did find it humorous that it was painted white and now says Perry camp on the sign.


145 posted on 10/02/2011 11:03:21 AM PDT by mrpotatohead
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To: Tex-Con-Man

We will see what we shall see. After THAT debate, I took a real shine to Cain too. After Cain’s refusal to support Perry if he was nominated, on such dubious reasoning, turned me off to him. We will never have to worry if Cain gets the nomination. Cain knows it as well and is doing his “business politics” game of sucking up to Romney.


146 posted on 10/02/2011 11:05:50 AM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/caindogs are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: mrpotatohead

If people will listen to the interview, I don’t believe he was attacking Perry. He was asked HIS OWN OPINION and he simply stated it was racially insensitive.

He is answering a question as a child who grew up in the 50s and 60s. I’m not thinking people are making that connection. What was he supposed to do, LIE???

Rather, Perry supporters are trying to turn this into a fight that it is not, playing right into the hands of the media. This is exactly what they wanted.


147 posted on 10/02/2011 11:09:38 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: dusttoyou

GOOD Riddance!


148 posted on 10/02/2011 11:11:23 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Just mythoughts

I emailed ole Mike about this crap.

Cain should know better than to take ole mikey’s bait.


149 posted on 10/02/2011 11:13:32 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: dusttoyou

That is rich. You were never a Cain supporter. You have made it your mission to post misleading statements as well as down right lies on every Cain thread, despite being shown facts over and over.

You are to Cain what Pissant was to Palin


150 posted on 10/02/2011 11:13:44 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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