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Paula Deen Under Fire: How Many Millions Is the N-Word Scandal Going to Cost Her?
E! ^ | 6/24/13 | Natalie Finn and Baker Machado

Posted on 06/25/2013 5:56:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Just how much of a hole did Paula Deen dig for herself?

With the Food Network's announcement that it would not be renewing its contract with the Paula's Home Cooking star, along with QVC distancing itself from the celebrity chef and Smithfield Foods cutting ties with her altogether after she admitted to past use of the N-word and other hurtful remarks, it would seem that Deen's culinary empire is currently up in flames.

But her bank account isn't under as much fire as one might think. Sure, her ranking as Forbes' No. 4 highest-earning celeb chef is definitely at risk...but all is not lost just yet.

"I would estimate the loss of Food Network and Smithfield to be pretty huge," Forbes staff writer Caleb Melby, who estimates that Deen has taken a post-scandal hit of $3 million to $4.5 million, tells E! News

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Sleeping with the enemy has consequences. You're NEVER forgiven if you EVER cross them. Leftists hate forever.

So take heed, Republican compromisers.

1 posted on 06/25/2013 5:56:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

When she was asked about whether she’d ever used that word, she simply should’ve responded, “I don’t recall.”

It works for dems all the time.


2 posted on 06/25/2013 6:01:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here’s the thing, though — she is one of their own, having fawned over Ol’ Peanut Head Jimmy and MOTUS on her program. She fully qualifies for recognition as being hoisted upon her own petard. That’s what has got to hurt since she thought that would get her some cred with that crew yet they’re on her like the hyenas they are.


3 posted on 06/25/2013 6:02:32 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She still has High Lord Obama, Lady Obama, the crew on The View and The Chew .... oh, wait, I don’t suppose those folks will want anything to do with her now, since she once used a word you hear every 10 seconds on the radio thirty years ago after a mugging.


4 posted on 06/25/2013 6:04:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It has come to the point that black, who make up about 12% of the population, have become such a protected group that they dictate to the other 88%.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 6:04:46 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder how entitlements for being lazy and non-productive and govt housing is viewed by others outside the US...i always thought it was a kind of “paid slavery” and “containment” - but some articles have pointed out that those milking the system are making $60K a year!

Obama-phones being touted as a way to sign up and then sell it for shoes or drugs - only brings attention to the lowest level of mental awareness of not achieving something on your own...there are no work ethics, no desire to build ones self up, no merit in creation of products for those that voted this current administration in...but yet the MSM seems to think that one woman making jokes should be destroyed. Why? Because she’s successful and they want to divert everyone’s attention back to the “Media Colosseum” for the next grotesque fight instead of paying attention to Emperor Zero and the train wreck that he has been and will continue to be???

There are far more important issues at hand than this...and don’t tell me Oprah hasn’t done the same thing! Isn’t nice how the liberals excuse some, but not others.


6 posted on 06/25/2013 6:05:09 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html - A real life experience book about the war in Iraq)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Food Network can KMA. It’s their albatross to be based in NYC - but they can still KMA. I may just blast down to Savannah to support Paula. SHE USED THE N WORD!!! GASP


7 posted on 06/25/2013 6:05:20 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: SoFloFreeper

On another forum, I said blacks should be held to the same standard and should be fired if they use racist language against non-blacks. Predictably I was immediately called a racist.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 6:05:53 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: SoFloFreeper

I understand what she said from a long time ago. What she should have said now was “so what? blacks call eacho ther that word every day.....Your point is?” The end result of whats happening to her would be the same. It kills me when whites go “oh my gosh I’m so sorry, it was so wrong”. As long as blacks use that word I will to.


9 posted on 06/25/2013 6:05:56 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: SoFloFreeper

God hands down the Ten Commandments to Moses and mankind and there’s NOT ONE - if broken - that will get a person fired from Food Network...

Maybe the 11th was ‘Thou shalt not call people names...” God missed the important one...


10 posted on 06/25/2013 6:07:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge."
- William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus Act 1. Scene 2.
11 posted on 06/25/2013 6:11:09 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: SoFloFreeper
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12 posted on 06/25/2013 6:13:31 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have mixed emotions on this. She is a far left loon but I don’t think she’s smart enough to understand the policies of the left are/have destroyed the country. I think at best she is one of Stalin’s useful idiots. Watching the left eat their own is always fun. On the other hand I doubt if there is anything to the recent lawsuits. Yes, she used the N-word in a deposition nearly 30 years ago. So what? She grew up in south GA in the 1950s and 1960s. EVERYONE used the n-one in normal conversation. She has tried to accommodate the changing standards imposed on white people by black people today. On her show she is nauseatingly obsequious to any black people on her show. She fawned all over “Peanut Brain” Carter. If there is any residual racism in her, and there probably is, she does her best to deny and hide it.


13 posted on 06/25/2013 6:15:17 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

It has come to the point that black, who make up about 12% of the population, have become such a protected group that they dictate to the other 88%.


Wait until the Hispanic population gets larger. They are going to tell blacks where to shove it. The minority groups hate each other. Blacks hate Hispanics and Asians. Hispanics hate blacks and Asians. Asians hate blacks and Hispanics.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 6:16:18 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: SoFloFreeper

I expected better of Smithfield Foods. Or Shangui, or whatever it’s called now. PC is taking over. My country is terminal.


15 posted on 06/25/2013 6:17:13 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: All

I hope she loses all her millions over this. Less money for her to give to Obama’s campaign.

Good for her!


16 posted on 06/25/2013 6:18:03 AM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan (What is America coming too?)
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To: ScottinVA

Heck, Tim Russert could recall his “first time in 100 years” catchphrase on the witness stand in what was, ironically, a perjury trial for Scooter Libby.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 6:18:10 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: MtBaldy

I read the court document of allegations by Jackson. Seems it’s more her brother than Paula Deen. If true, he’s particularly vile white trash. We’ll see. It’s one thing accusing and another proving.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 6:18:31 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: SoFloFreeper
Paula Deen is a planned sacrifice, folks!!

After she made a public crack about the Wookie's huge appetite, Paula Deen was DOOMED. Finding a way to destroy her just too a year of calling in favors and finding some stooges. Not that we feel too sorry for her, but she was an example of the viciousness of the left when crossed.

Actually, she's a warning not just to her fellow shoebox liberals but to all if us, what the WH will do when unhappy.

19 posted on 06/25/2013 6:18:37 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: SoFloFreeper

There was a story on a Springfield , MO tv station last night about the web site “ The Food channel” and how it was being confused with “ THE FOOD NETWORK”.
They were getting lots of comments requesting them not to fire PD. After pointing out that they do not employ PD the post then went to “Well hire her then!”

The lady who runs the site said she has contacted PD and is trying to get her aboard.


20 posted on 06/25/2013 6:19:08 AM PDT by Currentriverrat (People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, that's not allowed is it?)
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To: Mamzelle

Shoebox? What? This spellcheck...


21 posted on 06/25/2013 6:20:04 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: The Sons of Liberty
It has come to the point that black, who make up about 12% of the population, have become such a protected group that they dictate to the other 88%.

Kinda like the way 30 million uninsured managed to get Obamacare imposed on 300 million.

22 posted on 06/25/2013 6:20:34 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: The Sons of Liberty

It has come to the point that black, who make up about 12% of the population, have become such a protected group that they dictate to the other 88%.
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No disrespect meant, but we reached that point 30 years ago.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 6:21:16 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SoFloFreeper

FNC is now guilty of capitalism! They fired Deen out of pure damage control and trying to avoid income loss.

There are as many left wing tools in that network as in the White Hut.

The FNC commie cooking show hosts constantly speak of “giving back”, “social justice”, “tolerance” and other nifty liberal catch phrases. But I’ll guarantee that most of them are just as guilty of uttering the “n” word and much worse.

It’s hard to feel sorry for Deen, a devout liberal. Just as it’s difficult to feel for Zimmerman...another lefty.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 6:21:47 AM PDT by albie
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To: MtBaldy
south GA in the 1950s and 1960s. EVERYONE used the n-one in normal conversation

Not being from there or that era, is this, itself, a stereotype, or is this true? Would one use that kind of "slang" in a proper setting like a testifying in a deposition? Just asking. Thanks

25 posted on 06/25/2013 6:22:40 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: BCW

It does not count when Oprah uses the N word. It is a common term in black communities, used in jest, curse and description. Walk in any black neighborhood and you will hear it used constantly. So why is it a damnable term when used by whites?


26 posted on 06/25/2013 6:26:34 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Deen is a big fat slob. The least obnoxious thing about her is the use of the N Word. We live in a theocracy where thoughts and words are more severely punished than lies and violence. And, the protected theocratic doctrine is the hatred and suppression of the traditions of white Christians. For my part, I expect soldiers in the street at any minute, joined by black thugs and illegals.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 6:28:31 AM PDT by anton
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To: Mamzelle

I still think her big political error was continuing on with her high caloric recipes after she was diagnosed with diabetes. The health Nazis never forgave her for that. Nor the elites who want to get in charge of the food supply. And the obesity haters society.
It didn’t help one bit that her son introduced a show called Not My Mama’s Meals (or something like that).


28 posted on 06/25/2013 6:29:10 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: T-Bird45
Right, but what a very nasty and public witch hunt this has become.

American Liberals are unnecessarily hyperventilating and completely out of control! They are surpassing EVEN their own capacity for self-inebriation and pointless, insane hysterics!! It gets to a point where the excessive and gratuitous preoccupation with the thing becomes an equally pathological issue, all its own.

29 posted on 06/25/2013 6:30:10 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She should become active in the Democrat Party and one day she will be Senate Majority Leader.


30 posted on 06/25/2013 6:31:22 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: chessplayer; Roccus; Venturer
Wait until the Hispanic population gets larger. They are going to tell blacks where to shove it. The minority groups hate each other. Blacks hate Hispanics and Asians. Hispanics hate blacks and Asians. Asians hate blacks and Hispanics.

Kinda like the way 30 million uninsured managed to get Obamacare imposed on 300 million.

No disrespect meant, but we reached that point 30 years ago.

You are all absolutely correct and each statement is extremely insightful.

With the way this Country is headed, I have seriously begun thinking about where to move - Canada, New Zealand, etc., but I don't want to face my father and forefathers in the Great Beyond and try to explain what happened, and why I gave up on the greatest Country on earth.

31 posted on 06/25/2013 6:33:25 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Jesus, Please Save America!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

My wife is an excellent Southern cook, and I used too watch PD with her occasionally, however, at some point it seemed that PD lost her mooring and ventured into elitist-land. Especially after she was in the movie.

I totally refused to watch her after she went mushy over Carter, and boosted Obama,

However, I agree with an earlier poster who observed that her brother, “Bubba”, seems to have been the offending party in all of this mess.

It’s sad to see a country that surmises that IF someone has used the “N-word - at anytime during a 66-year lifespan, in the Deep South, ever used that word, then they are blatantly guilty of racism and racial discrimination.

Paula’s biggest mistake was that lame apology on video tape. People - especially the media and other liberals - love to kick you when you’re down, and they are at it, full blast.

Sh should have just vowed to look into it, fired her brother, and settled out of court with the WHITE woman who brought the charges.

But, you just can’t fix stupid.


32 posted on 06/25/2013 6:33:42 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah, she has major problems because she told a would be blackmailer “No”. I love how that part is being ignored and the blackmailer is getting a pass. Never mind the fact that the lawsuit is mostly against Uncle Bubba and sexual harassment. The thought police in this country are insane.


33 posted on 06/25/2013 6:36:04 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

You are absolutely right, it is disgusting to see Paula Deen on TV begging forgiveness for something she supposedly said thirty years ago. Meanwhile clowns like Chris Rock can call white people anything they feel like calling them and idiotic white people sit in the audience and laugh and pay to be insulted.


34 posted on 06/25/2013 6:36:33 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Louis Foxwell

While readying inmates for court Monday morning, there were two young ones carrying on a conversation. Can you guess what every other word was? If I had asked them not to say the word, and spoke it myself, I would immediately been accused of being a racist and all hell would have broke loose.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 6:45:01 AM PDT by Glennb51
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To: SoFloFreeper

I do not know her political affiliation...but when I saw her fawn over Jimmy Carter(my wife watches her show), I had about enough.

she probably is an a-political....and fawns over anyone who has or has had power.


36 posted on 06/25/2013 6:45:27 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
...but I don't want to face my father and forefathers in the Great Beyond and try to explain what happened, and why I gave up on the greatest Country on earth.

Don't worry about it. Somewhere in your family tree, unless you are 100% Indian, an ancestor or two gave up on their nation and came here. You do what is best for you and yours. I emigrated from NYC to America 12 years ago. Now I'm kinda old and have decided I'm gonna die here....one way or another. As to explaining what happened, it's simple. We were outnumbered by idiots and parasites.

37 posted on 06/25/2013 6:48:23 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Vaquero
I can't listen to her.
Two tablespoons of oye-al...

Gaaack !

38 posted on 06/25/2013 6:48:38 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: chessplayer

Partially true. I think Asians don’t care about any group period. They seem to handle their business far better than any other minority group and don’t have to use their race as a crutch as blacks and hispanics do.


39 posted on 06/25/2013 6:57:06 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: SoFloFreeper

Probably at least as much as its cost Michael Richards.


40 posted on 06/25/2013 6:58:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: T-Bird45

Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t prove me wrong. I’ve come to believe, after the drive-by media DRAGGING this out for soooo long, that it’s just another BS drama, cooked up to divert attention from Dear Leader. And the seeming ineptitude in finding
Whutzizname, the LEAKER, has me thinking they are playing THAT thing out as long as possible for the same reason!


41 posted on 06/25/2013 7:01:12 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: chessplayer

The minority groups hate each other. Blacks hate Hispanics and Asians. Hispanics hate blacks and Asians. Asians hate blacks and Hispanics.


Your post raised a question in my mind. By objective standards, which race is the LEAST racist?

Honestly, I think I’m a member of the winning race.

Of course, you could have an interesting time defining the standards to let each race win by its own rules. I tend to think racism is measured by a hostility or bias that is not justified in fact or actual experience. Multiplied by the intensity of feeling, and by the frequency of thinking about such issues.


42 posted on 06/25/2013 7:01:29 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

she is a dirty girl.

in one show, she quoted the Willie Nelson ‘suck the chrome off a trailer hitch’ movie line, where she was licking icing off a kitchen implement.


43 posted on 06/25/2013 7:01:57 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; All
Relax, y'all! Paula's gonna be OK, just fine.. Al Sharpton has come to her defense
44 posted on 06/25/2013 7:03:25 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe blacks should stop using it first, lead by example.


45 posted on 06/25/2013 7:04:03 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: The Sons of Liberty
It has come to the point that black, who make up about 12% of the population, have become such a protected group that they dictate to the other 88%.

Gays are more protected than we are and they make up about 3% to 4% of the country.

In a free country she should have a right to say that, I don't like it but she should be able to say it.
46 posted on 06/25/2013 7:04:32 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Revolt is coming.


47 posted on 06/25/2013 7:07:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Roccus

Somewhere in your family tree, unless you are 100% Indian, an ancestor or two gave up on their nation and came here.


And the indians came from Asia anyway.


48 posted on 06/25/2013 7:07:39 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: BCW

“I wonder how entitlements for being lazy and non-productive and govt housing is viewed by others outside the US...i always thought it was a kind of “paid slavery” and “containment”...
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Have some coffee and clear your head please, “paid slavery” is a contradiction, slavery is being held in captivity and forced to work long and hard while being allowed only enough food, clothing and shelter to survive. Slavery is the exact opposite of what is going on. I grew up on a little farm in South Carolina and started working as soon as I was able to do a simple chore like carry one piece of firewood at a time. By the time I finished eighth grade I was a seasoned farm hand, I started walking behind the plow at around ten years, cut firewood with an axe as soon as I could lift one, pulled one end of a five and a half foot crosscut saw and the list goes on. I did all this for food, clothing shelter and the chance to go to school and church and now I am told I should pay “reparations” to descendants of slaves? Helen Hunt is in charge of reparations as far as I am concerned. I owned no slaves, my parents owned no slaves, my grandparents owned no slaves, my great-grandparents including my great-grandfather who was a confederate soldier owned NO SLAVES. Before that I can’t say but I doubt it seeing as how I have only heard of maybe three or four black people in my entire life who carry some version of my surname. I have never met a single one in
South Carolina who carries the name.

Pampered, privileged, preferred and supported by those who actually work is NOT SLAVERY!!!!!


49 posted on 06/25/2013 7:08:04 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Atlas Sneezed
Somewhere in your family tree, unless you are 100% Indian, an ancestor or two gave up on their nation and came here.

"We're all very different people. We're not Watusi. We're not Spartans. We're Americans, with a capital 'A', huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world."

50 posted on 06/25/2013 7:08:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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