Skip to comments.Richard Cebull Says He Sent Racist Obama Email
Posted on 02/29/2012 7:44:08 PM PST by kristinn
Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull apologized Wednesday for sending a racist email about President Obama from his office to a few friends.
"To say it's inappropriate and stupid is an extreme understatement," Cebull said Wednesday afternoon in his courthouse chambers in Billings.
"There is no doubt it's racist. It wasn't forwarded for that purpose," Cebull said. "If anything, it was political."
The judge admitted he forwarded the racially charged email he received to seven friends, including his brother, on Feb. 20 from his office computer.
The email eventually was forwarded to the Great Falls Tribune, which published it Wednesday. The Tribune said the email text read as follows:
"Normally I don't send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.
"A little boy said to his mother, 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?' His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!'"
Cebull took responsibility, calling it "a hard lesson to learn. I apologize."
The judge said he is not a racist although he acknowledged people will think that because of the email.
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People need to stop apologizing. It wasn’t racist: it was a tasteless, negative comment on Obamalini’s mother.
Can someone explain to just how that joke was racist? Disrespectful, sure, but I don’t see what’s racist, really.
Hey, as Obama has started the AAs for Obama campaign, why not the whitey’s againt Obama? Its no more racist.
"A little boy said to his mother, 'Mommy, how come I'm black and you're white?' His mother replied, 'Don't even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you're lucky you don't bark!'"Whatever you do, don't spread this joke around. And don't do it soon.
I wonder which of his “friends” sent this to the newspaper?
His Mother was right, it was an obvious “slur on a Curr.”
Funny? Yes, very
There is no credible proof that this joke refers to any specific person.
There may be some truth to the rumor.
Let's wait for a full investigation instead of jumping to conclusions.
This is a personal matter and is not related to job performance.
Oh, come on, it's just a joke.
I have to concur, I don’t see the racism in that joke. Unless you are going to argue that it implies that all white Leftist females are sluts.
I don’t see racist Holder resigning and we elected Obama who attended a racist church for twenty years. Racism is a fact of life in the US. We are told to celebrate it.
Yeah, she's been spread plenty already.
Thanks for giving libs even more ammo for their race card, Cebull. Stinking idiot.
I see a resignation in his future.
As I tell people all the time when they accuse me of racism.
I simply say, “Heck, I do not like the white half either”!!
Shuts them up real fast. They do not know what to say.
By the way, having a black father and a white mother, DOES NOT automatically make one “black”. Mulatto, yes, black NO>
I would pray for a judge like that. Not going to happen.
“By the way, having a black father and a white mother, DOES NOT automatically make one black. Mulatto, yes, black NO!”
But the Blacks don’t see it that way. If he didn’t “look Black,” they would not vote for him. With Blacks, its skin color uber alles! Right now, FUBO is at 86% approval with Blacks. Can’t bring myself to call them AA’s, ‘cause none of them have ever been to Africa and most are not Americans either.
Let’s see, this had to be a Republican. A Democrat wouldn’t even blush at the hypocrisy.
I did. Just posted it on my facebook page, along with the pic of Obumbles drinking a beer that says ‘Not too dark, bitter, not much of a head’. Wonder if I’ll get a reaction out of my lib friends. Sadly, I don’t get very many responses anymore. Hee hee....
Obie married a bitch so his mother may have been more preceptive than she thought.
I actually feel sorrow for Obama’s mother. She wanted to do good in the world and look what she ended up creating, the “Anti-Christ”, marxist traitor and liar-in-chief.
How is a joke that suggests that Obama’s (white) mother was a slut who dabbled in bestiality considered “racist”? Have we sunk that far in our use of the language as a culture - even among our “elites”?
Not only do blacks not see it that way, neither does the state-run, lame-stream, liberal-left, progressive-communist media in the U.S. They constantly refer to this guy as the “first black president” which he IS NOT. He is simply this, the “first Mulatto president”. Know it. learn it, live it.
The name Barrack. In derogatory context = you a bassist
welcome to Obama world. no it isn’t racist. just mean.
apologies to bass players
stupid auto spell check smartassphone.
It was not racist. It was a yo’ momma joke. Last time I looked such jokes are prevalent in a certain community.
He's a judge. The remark was in his off-duty, private capacity. They will have a hard time tossing him off the bench if he does not voluntarily choose to resign.
It's long past time that people become less deferential to "outraged" Leftists.
Here’s a dirty little secret: Nobody gives a damn about racism anymore, including black folks.
It is simply a “gotcha” tool and a way for leeches to enrich themselves.
The day a politician stands before the electorate and has an HONEST discussion (not the Liberal version of “honest” which means bend over whitey, here it comes) about race, that candidate wins in a landslide...
“You’re lucky you don’t bark”
Maybe I’m dumb but I do not understand what that’s supposed to mean.
i don’t feel sorry for her!
She had a baby w/a married man, left her kid behind to travel about the world.
Really? Sounds like bad choices to me.
Concur. Your analysis is perfecto. The judge's "apology" is otiose and not at all clarifying.
+1 to both of you. IMO, it's even more worthless than a Bill Maher joke.
Actually, Obamao does bark!
It means that, at one time, his mother was fetching.
Boy, that post sure created a shit storm on my Fb page, HAHAHAHA! Two of my most liberal friends responded right on cue, just like Pavlovs dogs! They have no idea I post stuff like that for my amusement to watch them froth at the mouth!
The racist element of the joke is, a white woman who has sex with a black man will also have sex with a dog. Miscegenation and bestiality are in the same category, in other words.
No, it was racist—with the implication that having a child fathered by a black man is just a step above a child of beastiality.
“why not the whiteys againt Obama? Its no more racist.”
I wonder...would “Honkies against half-honkies” be racist?
“From what I can remember about that party...”
The implication is that she was so drugged/drunk that she had no idea what she was doing, which was the point of the “bark” comment. In other words, there was no deep “why” to his question about his “blackness”, it was just something random.
The joke wasn’t racist, unless being nasty about Obamalini’s mother is now to be deemed racist.
Not racist. Not heart touching. A stupid statement which makes no sense at all.
Jokes are meant to be funny on the first go round. I have read it several times and still do not get the punch line.
Knowing someone sitting on the bench finds a such a touching, inner meaning in such an inane statement is frightening.
Just read it one last time...I still don’t get it.
Racist or not, a Federal Judge not having the sense to know what goes on the web, stays on the web (unless your name is obama) has no business on the bench.
If you don’t get the point to “you’re lucky that” as “it could be worse”, you’re either obtuse or purposely posturing as such.