Skip to comments.Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot's racially charged name lingered. [Wabbit season! Troll season!]
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 familys 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.
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Due to this same sensitivity, here in British Columbia we now have a Nig Creek, a China Bar, and Sob Lake; and of course there are no more Squaw this and that.
Yes. Sob Lake was originally Sonofa....Lake.
You are so right Rita.
the Zero zombies are hard at work. LIE CHEAP STEAL, whatever it takes to try to wound Perry.
WAPO lying for the O-Zombies. Figures.
Do you know that the Houston Chronicle actually has a whole section called Perry Presidential. It is nothing but hit pieces on Perry.
I’m going to ask the FEC if this is legal. We’ll see. No other candidates JUST PERRY
Clarification - Sob Lake was formerly S.O.B. Lake.
I do not get the 'outrage' over Mr. Cain answering a direct question. I have not seen one verifiable suggestion that Mr. Cain is the source leaking a story of the name on the rock. It seems more likely the source is from somebody deep in Texas that does NOT like Perry and what a 'perfect' way for the media to make news. AND I have yet to read the Perry family had anything to do with naming the 'rock', only they RENTED the property. The only 'outrage' I see is the media's attempt once again to make NEWS.
Yes, because everybody knows that you should allow yourself to get drawn into attacking your competition based on a rumor. It's so presidential.
What RUMOR? The Perry camp does NOT deny there was a rock named ............ by the PROPERTY owners. But the Perry family did NOT own the 'rock' or its sign. Personally, I find it insulting the media muckrakers thought it was their obligation to ask Cain the question in the first place. I really do not see how else Cain could have answered what he was asked. AND it does seem that somebody did indeed paint over the name.
Mechanically driven winches of this sort, (Stroudsburg, possibly originally designed for oil field use?) were fairly common on double rig shrimp boats built back in the 60's & 70's. Note also the lower shafts (painted white, in this instance). At the end of those are brake pedals, with a counterweight being visible in the lower foreground. It takes a bit of coordination to operate winches of this sort.
Everybody called the fixtures (to the right in this photo) on the end of the main, central shafts both "niggerhead" or "cathead".
Like many others, I wondered as to the etymology of both terms, noticing they were used interchangeably.
"Cathead" seems to have generally won out over "niggerhead", at least on the West Coast.
His initial reaction should always be...”Let's see what the facts are” when it come to this race baiting nonsense.
I like Cain, but he needs to better perceive when he is being set up.
As Herman Cain said this morning, that is/was insensitive and it sounds like Perry took care of it (its been painted over.) Im 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? Im waiting.....snooze.
It’s a type of rock. Look it up.
why so surprised anyway?
I knew it would out eventually.
In what I read, they claim to have interviewed varying numbers who claim they saw the rock with the term painted on it but not when.
This is nothing more than an attempt to hit Perry with the race card over a word on a rock on leased property as it was in the 1980s.
Most aren't even from the county of this camp, they declined to be identified, some are said to be Democrats, others Republicans, some supposedly support Perry and others said opposed.
We have the usual, "I knew this would haunt him" comments. In those pages, there's some confirmation the rock was modified as Perry contends and yet they kept writing.
In the game of telephone that passes for news reporting, this property will become Perry's private land, an epithet scrawled by his own hand, from his own lips and he'll be denounced as a closet Klan member obsessed with state's rights because he wants slavery to return.
If Herman Cain doesn't realize when he's being played by the press, he has no business running for the White House. Or if he does know, and feeds the race baiting, he's clearly in Romney's camp.
I have no idea what Cain knew or was told before getting this question. From my perspective it was a personal question to poke Cain. AND it just so happens that a 'rental' property rented by the Perry family was the goad used to dig into Cain. See Cain being in republican primaries goes against the whole ideology of liberalism. I have lived somewhere around 30 years in observation of liberalism in action from outside of KCMO proper. I can tell you it is like a criminal enterprise what liberalism has done to so many in the black community. PURE EVIL. Many years ago I had to quit watching the local news because day in day out there was some young black child dead over pure insanity. AND to charge Cain because of his answer, of race baiting does NOT even come close to the reality of what is race baiting.
he’ll be denounced as a closet Klan member
That has already somewhat happened. Sept 30
Right now, I’m more concerned about Chris Chistie than Perry’s hunting club.
The Guy is dangerous. He is a solid lib with conservative fiscal leanings - sort of. But he is taking notes and studying. He may be obstinate, rude and a bully, but he’s hardly stupid.
He’s looking at the mistakes the others made and preparing himself. He will try to finesse himself out of the problems with gun control (Look, I have no problem with people Hunting or using weapons to protect themselves where there is no police presence) and with the illegals (doing that already), the Muslims, global warming and the entire baggage load of garbage in his background.
I’m shocked that so many people know about a sign painted on a large rock in the middle of nowhere. That sign has to be at least 10-15 miles off of a paved road.
It’s not exactly a luxurious hunting camp. Each little cabin looks like a small storage building. I seriously doubt they have any deer in the area this year at all due to the drought. I know for sure that the river next to the camp is completely dry.
A thoughtful man would have said something like “I’d like to look into this a little before I comment on something like this but I’ll get back to you on this later”. See, not hard to do at all. He’s done it serveral times in the past, only not when it pertained to Perry.
Agreed. My only question is that Cain had to know that mike was trying to USE HIM as a way to paint Perry as some sort of Racist.
Cain had NOTHING to do with Perry's rental property. But he did tick off the liberals last week by using that word ‘brainwashed’. So the liberal media decided to ‘test’ Cain to see how he would handle what most assuredly is perceived to be the ‘racist’ party by using what somebody deep in Texas decided to ‘share’ with the Wcompost.
The media wants to paint the GOP as racist and Perry is their ticket and they have tried it with Palin and continue to do it.
There’s this story, the KKK story and the Ted Nugent story.
There was a story yesterday on Palin being racist, but it really boggled the mind (I *think* that story had a picture of Palin with Nugent, too...they’ve painted Nugent racist, sooo).
Joe McGinniss claims Palin slept with a black man but then claims she is racist. There are several old stories where they’ve tried to paint Palin as racist.
I also think perhaps media expected by letting out *particular* tidbits from McGinniss, then questioning *particular* sports figures about it, expecting conservatives to go after the black angle.
I think the media is working overtime using GOP candidates to try and paint the whole of GOP as racist. It’s nasty and slimy.
Really? Cain had plenty to say about Perry without even knowing the facts. Race baiting at it's finest. Talk about a smear against a good man and his family!
That term, xxxhead, was the name of a wild flower common to Texas. That name goes back over a century. I think the same flower was also called a xxxtoe.
Help me out here. We are to proclaim Christ but not in a way that would endanger anyone? Is that what Im to take from this? We should stand up for Christ but not overtly lest we be put in danger or endanger someone else? Did I miss where Christ instructed us to covertly spread His word or stand up for Him? I distinctly remember the stand up and proclaim Him publicly or He would deny us meme.
What in the hell are you babbling about??
Never mind, I don’t really want to know.
Ok, that was embarrassing. Would you believe I had a window open to mention to you that its rather funny watching Perry have to endure what Palin has had to go through for years now and I accidentally pasted in a post I had ready for another thread? ROFL I can imagine you would be rather stunned getting that post. Is sorry good enough?
I am assuming it got it's original name back in the day when they used men to turn the logs after the sawyer made the initial cuts. The men were probably blacks, hence the name. We never thought about it one way or another until the company made a big deal out of it, to us it was simply a name for a tool.
When I was a kid everyone I knew called Brazil Nuts “niggertoes”, but no longer. BTW, nice show of fear the way you xxed the word nigger out. I don’t use the word and haven’t since I was about 10 years old but when talking about a subject like this there is no harm in using it since we are not meaning it in a derogatory manner. Fear is to be avoided, kowtowing to the PC crowd is also to be avoided.
You are forgiven. ;<)
Lie. I can show you paint on rocks that was put there in the 1850s when Wagon trains crossed the Sierras. The paint is still there and readable, and it has been a he** of a lot longer than 10 years. Graffiti is nothing new, people liked painting there names on rocks back in the day also.
Really?? Show of fear?? Nice assumptions on your part. Who do I have to “fear” here? I like not to use such words so as to give outsiders who come and do searches few hits. You never know how they’ll twist them. I mean...look at what’s just happened to Rick Perry on this very thread.
Just because Perry is not some freepers chosen candidate doesn’t make them trolls because they disagree with him. But he does think us conservatives are heartless....and that tax payer money should educate illegal aliens. Its not the taxpayers fault that their parents brought them here....
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They are terrwified of him. They are picking on all of them.
Well, not Mutt.
You are talking about Cain's response...or you need to read the article that explains all this nonsense.
You are talking about Cain's response...or you need to read the article that explains all this nonsense.
This is the biggest pile of steamin’ bullsh!t ever...and I’m not even a Perry fan.
They only leased the property to go hunting. When you lease property from somebody do YOU immediately set out painting parts of it?
I love your happy-looking kitteh!
He had a short stay, but he was long winded. ;-)
” Race baiting troll gets barbecued to falling-off-the-bone perfection so the Viking Kitties can try my new hot sauce recipe “
I DON’T THINK I WILL RELISH IT,
But.......Z O T !!
And ZOT back atcha, sweetie pie.
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“Heartless” and “don’t like them because their name sounds different” is the race card as played by Perry
I love you too........sweet bay-bay...........
and the day your account is suspended, is the day I............aw heck......I don’t know WHAT I would do....LOL!!
That fits Monica to a tee.
Give that man a cigar.