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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I have camped in Nigger Bill canyon out in Utah.
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.
Sheet, man. Perry’s such a follower. That’s the name of my family’s hunting camp.
Oh for God’s Sake! OK, have you guys figured it out yet? Who is it that all the republican candidates are going after and who is it the press is going after? And who is it the debate moderators have gone after? And why do you suppose that is?
Is anybody upset about the town of White Settlement, outside of Ft. Worth? Didn’t think so.
Isn’t that named after a type of rock formation? Old timers around here referred to certain rocks that were virtually impossible to break with a sledge hammer as “niggerheads”.
They had virtually no seams that would allow them to fracture.
A "niggerhead" is a big rock you hit when digging a ditch.
Just a guess.
Anti-Perry trolls are everywhere these days. This could have come directly from HuffPo.
Notice they are never FOR anything. Trolls they are !
Because he is malleable? If one shows weakness in standing on his character, then he deserves all of the castigation.
It has several meanings if you check it out on Wikipedia.
If rank stupidity qualifies Obama for president, it ought to qualify this imbecile, too.
The Washington Post + Obama Campaign opposition research team is in full swing.
“Governor Perry and his family never owned, controlled or managed the property referenced in the Washington Post story. The 42,000-acre ranch is owned by the Hendricks Home for Children, a West Texas charity.
“Perrys father painted over offensive language on a rock soon after leasing the 1,000-acre parcel in the early 1980s..."
“Im trying to figure out how it got the name to begin with..”
Probably back when white thought it was an appropriate name to use.
There are a lot of ethnic pejoratives still hanging around as descriptive terms. They are offensive and should be changed. I wonder when Perry obliterated the name on the sign?
“More importantly, when is the black community going to be outraged with rappers who use that word with impunity?”
Not being black, I can’t answer for them.
But other ethnic groups have members who think its cool to use those terms among themselves or even with other people. Maybe they feel that by using them, the terms loose their venom. They are incorrect of course and these terms should not be used by any self-respecting, thinking member of any particular ethnic group and that, I suppose explains why those idiot rappers use that term.
Maybe that was back in the days when he was a Democrat.
It’s now Negro Bill Canyon.
I wish there was some way for conservatives to straighten out the media on their bias and tell them to get the hell out of our elections.
I’ve never heard this and I’m a Missisippian who has had leases/or owned hunting property in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama and a very large 15,000 acre lease NW of Austin near Burnet Texas...in my 54 years
and I have never heard the term NIGGERGEAD.....ever till today