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  • Flash! Video Of Bundy Saying 'Niggardly' Uncovered!

    04/24/2014 4:16:06 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 23 replies
    April 24, 2014 | me
    How many FReepers are going to respond to this particular Lefty "dog whistle", I wonder... At DU, their heads will explode.
  • Is using this N-word (niggardly) a firing offense?

    11/07/2011 9:59:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 7, 2011 | Michael Mayo
    One Broward County drug counselor has been fired and another suspended for an incident in which an "N-word" was used. Not necessarily "the N-word," but a word that might have been mistaken for it. The two sanctioned workers told investigators the word was "niggardly." That word, meaning miserly, is of Scandinavian origin and has nothing to do with race, says an attorney for one of the disciplined workers. But the county sided with a substance-abuse client who took offense. He filed a complaint saying a counselor called him "n----- dumb" in a June meeting with two workers at a county...
  • NAACP Posts Twitter Threat to Tea Party

    07/13/2010 10:16:53 AM PDT · by kristinn · 232 replies · 4+ views
    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | Kristinn
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) posted a threatening warning on Twitter yesterday adressed to millions of Tea Party activists as news broke of statements by the NAACP accusing the Tea Party of being a racist group led by "hardcore white supremacists."Msg to Tea Party: We will not allow u to send bigots into the Capitol, call civil rts heroes epithets & act like you didnt send em #NAACP101 about 16 hours ago via twidroidThe NAACP is holding its 101st anniversary convention in Kansas City this week. A resolution falsely accusing the Tea Party of being...
  • Obama the Destroyer(This will chill you to the bone)

    05/15/2009 5:41:44 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 63 replies · 4,759+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 5/15/09 | Quin Hillyer
    If somebody were deliberately trying to undermine the very fabric of these United States, he would first vow not just to change its policies but to completely "change America," and then would do just about everything Barack Obama already has begun to do as president. To undermine this nation, he would attack the essential sanctity of contracts -- exactly as Obama has done. Never mind the "contracts" clause of the Constitution -- who needs to get hung up on the Constitution's actual language when "empathy" is more important? For that matter, he would denigrate the whole notion of equal justice...
  • Dallas county officials spar over 'black hole' comment

    07/09/2008 12:11:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 102 replies · 459+ views
    dallasnews.com ^ | July 9, 2008 | NA
    A special meeting about Dallas County traffic tickets turned tense and bizarre Tuesday afternoon. County commissioners were discussing problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts. Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office. Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud "Excuse me!" He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a "white hole." That prompted Judge Thomas Jones,...
  • U.S. car dealership draws criticism for flip 'jihad' ad

    09/25/2006 8:51:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 30 replies · 1,023+ views
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A car dealership's tongue-in-cheek radio advertisement declaring "a jihad on the automotive market," will not be changed, the company said, despite drawing sharp criticism that the ad's content is offensive to Muslims. Several stations rejected the spot from Dennis Mitsubishi, which boasts that sales representatives wearing "burqas" - the head-to-toe traditional dress for some Islamic women - will sell vehicles that can "comfortably seat 12 jihadists in the back." Jihad is a holy war waged by Muslims in defence of Islam. "We firmly believe the ad does not in any way disrespect any religion or culture,...
  • (Political) Word of the Day - Jujitsu

    09/07/2006 3:41:52 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies · 631+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 09/07/2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush was pointing out today how all the dems were speaking about "Jujitsu". RUSH: All right, we're going to go to the audio sound bites, as I mentioned. A montage. George "Stephy" Stephanopoulos, Tim Russert and David "Rodham" Gergen, all talking about the president's speech yesterday. STEPHANOPOULOS: The administration took an admission and a mandate from the Supreme Court and turned it into a powerful political statement. That's some clever jujitsu there. RUSSERT: Remember after the September 11th creation of the Department of Homeland Security -- a Democratic idea, the president opposed it. He then took it, jujitsu, and drove...
  • Mass. Gov. Romney Apologizes for Remark (had referred to Big Dig a "tar baby")

    07/31/2006 8:36:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies · 2,028+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/06 | AP
    BOSTON - Gov. Mitt Romney has apologized for referring to the troubled Big Dig construction project as a "tar baby" during a fundraiser with Iowa Republicans, saying he didn't know anyone would be offended by the term some consider a racial epithet. In a speech Saturday, Romney, a Republican considering a run for president in 2008, acknowledged he took a big political risk in taking control of the project after a fatal tunnel ceiling collapse, but said inaction would have been even worse. "The best thing politically would be to stay as far away from that tar baby as I...
  • 'Tar baby’ quip lands Mitt in muddle

    07/31/2006 6:33:52 AM PDT · by JRochelle · 114 replies · 2,201+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 07/31/06 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Prominent black Bay Staters are outraged by Gov. Mitt Romney’s use of the words “tar baby” to describe the Big Dig as he stumped for presidential points in Iowa. “Tar baby is a totally inappropriate phrase in the 21st century. If Calvin Coolidge didn’t use it, why the hell should Mitt Romney?” railed Larry Jones, a black Republican and civil rights activist. Tar baby can refer to a sticky mess, but it also has been recognized as an epithet to humiliate black people. President Bush’s spokesman Tony Snow learned that in May when his expression, “I don’t want to hug...
  • D.C. Officer Reinstated after Racial Remark

    07/25/2006 1:20:14 PM PDT · by radar101 · 21 replies · 1,391+ views
    Officer.com ^ | 25 JULY 2006 | BRIAN WESTLEY
    District of Columbia police commander returned to his position Monday after being reassigned for making a racially insensitive remark at a community meeting about the slaying of a British activist. On July 10, Cmdr. Andy Solberg spoke to residents of the upscale Georgetown neighborhood who had gathered to express concern about the slaying of Alan Senitt, 27, a volunteer in the potential presidential campaign of former Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner. Senitt's throat was slit a day earlier during a robbery as he and a female companion returned from a movie. Police say Senitt's attackers attempted to rape the companion....
  • Political correctness should not trump sense

    07/13/2006 11:49:52 AM PDT · by JZelle · 6 replies · 605+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7-13-06 | Tom Knott
    Cmdr. Andy Solberg has been reassigned to the Metropolitan Police Department's Office of Security after urging the well-to-do of Georgetown to exercise common sense if they spot three black youths loitering in the neighborhood at 2 o'clock in the morning.
  • To That Stupid Liberal Lurker - I Got Zapped

    06/24/2006 9:21:32 AM PDT · by tough decision · 238 replies · 6,388+ views
    One look at you tells me all I need to know about you. I am so tired of liberals that think they are so brilliant. You are such a stupid jackass. You are so stupid you probably believe that the Bush administration orchestrated the attacks on 9/11. Every time you go on the internet, every time you make a bank transaction, or pay a bill, every time you try to email a congressman or senator they are getting so much information off of you. Of course it is all a conspiracy by the Bush administration. I have screwed around by...

    06/23/2006 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Gatemouth · 213 replies · 4,986+ views
    Kos | Gatemouth
    Here's something for you to ponder over... http://distressedamerican.cf.huffingtonpost.com/ Any thoughts?

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Councilman denies charge of racism (Bogus charge. You be the judge.)

    03/02/2006 4:18:16 PM PST · by LouAvul · 8 replies · 558+ views
    modbee ^ | 3-2-06 | richard estrada
    Will O'Bryant said Wednesday that he's not a racist, never has been and was stunned when he was accused of being one the night before during a Modesto City Council meeting. "I'm not a racist," the councilman said. "I used a phrase I have used for years, and I'm sorry they misinterpreted it. I've been very conscientious while representing the people of Modesto." O'Bryant was referring to his use of "you people" at the close of the meeting Tuesday night as the council was preparing to vote on New Bethany Baptist Church's request to build a 300-seat auditorium. The church...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Brownback catches heat for "fruits" comment

    01/31/2006 12:01:40 PM PST · by SonofLiberty1 · 103 replies · 2,131+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | January 30, 2006 | Associated Press
    Senator Catches Heat for 'Fruits' Comment Monday, January 30, 2006 WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, a potential presidential candidate, said Monday he meant no offense to homosexuals when he used the word "fruits" in a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine. In a lengthy profile titled "God's Senator," the magazine quotes the Kansas Republican as criticizing countries like Sweden that have legalized gay marriage. "You'll know them by their fruits," Brownback said, quoting a biblical passage from Matthew 7:19. Rolling Stone writer Jeff Sharlet said in the story, appearing in the magazine's current issue, that Brownback appeared to be...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Are We Stingy? Yes(barf alert)

    12/29/2004 11:29:16 PM PST · by Pikamax · 20 replies · 654+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 12/30/04 | Editorial
    President Bush finally roused himself yesterday from his vacation in Crawford, Tex., to telephone his sympathy to the leaders of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia, and to speak publicly about the devastation of Sunday's tsunamis in Asia. He also hurried to put as much distance as possible between himself and America's initial measly aid offer of $15 million, and he took issue with an earlier statement by the United Nations' emergency relief coordinator, Jan Egeland, who had called the overall aid efforts by rich Western nations "stingy." "The person who made that statement was very misguided and ill informed,"...
  • Bush Criticizes U.N. 'Stingy' Comment

    12/29/2004 10:01:47 AM PST · by RockinRight · 58 replies · 3,452+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/29/2004 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    By JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - President Bush (news - web sites) defended American generosity Wednesday, even as his administration figures out how to pay for more help beyond the $35 million it has already promised to tsunami victims in Asia. In his first remarks since the weekend disaster that so far has killed more than 76,000, Bush — like some in his administration previously — took umbrage at a U.N. official's suggestion that the world's richest nations were "stingy," and indicated much more is expected to be spent to help the victims. "Well, I felt like the...

    12/29/2004 12:27:08 AM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 1,278+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/29/04
    An appropriately red-faced senior United Nations official beat a hasty retreat yesterday after accusing America and other well-off Western nations of a “stingy” response to the devastation in south Asia. Jan Egeland, a Norwegian who holds the lofty title of Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, now claims he was “misinterpreted” when he charged Monday that “there are several donors who are less generous than before in a growing world economy. [snip]Misinterpreted? Baloney. Egeland knew exactly what he was saying — and he meant every word of it. Of course, it was about as truthful as the rest of the slime...
  • Stingy Americans?: U.N. Official's Comment Hits Nerve of American Charity

    12/28/2004 2:51:27 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 2,715+ views
    Stingy Americans?: U.N. Official's Comment Hits Nerve of American Charity By John Heilprin Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A suggestion by a U.N. official that the world's richest nations were "stingy" irritated the Bush administration, especially when U.S. aid for Asia's earthquake is expected to eventually rise from the millions to more than $1 billion. The comment reopened the question of how to measure American generosity. The answer ultimately depends on the measuring stick. The U.S. government is always near the top in total humanitarian aid dollars - even before private donations are counted - but it finishes near...
  • Stingy EU pledges a mere $4 million in aid to Tsunami victims.

    12/28/2004 4:54:25 PM PST · by filly · 76 replies · 1,837+ views
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | 12/28/2004 | Front Page Mag
    By way of contrast, the 25-member European Union, the world largest trader whose combined economy is larger than that of the United States, will deliver $4 million.
  • Teacher Reprimanded for Word Choice ("Niggardly")

    09/04/2002 9:10:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 193 replies · 2,807+ views
    Wilmington Star ^ | 9/4/02 | Sherry Jones
    A fourth-grade teacher at Williams Elementary School has received a formal reprimand for teaching her students the word "niggardly," the teacher's son said Tuesday. Last week, teacher Stephanie Bell said she used the word "niggardly," which means stingy or miserly, during a discussion about literary characters. But parent Akwana Walker, who is black, protested the use of the word, saying it offended her because it sounds similar to a racial slur. Ms. Bell said the N.C. Association of Educators has told her not to talk to anyone about the situation. "I really wish I could," she said. But Tarl Bell,...
  • Catch an Airline by the Toe: Will Big Eenie Meenie be the next tobacco?

    02/14/2003 8:16:14 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 13 replies · 271+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2003 | COLLIN LEVEY
    <p>Southwest Airlines is always trying to be funny. Now a case in which its trademark humor apparently failed is turning out to be the funniest story of all.</p> <p>This week, a judge in Kansas City, Kan., has cleared for takeoff a discrimination lawsuit against the airline. But Southwest's sin is not about overweight or undertall stewardesses, or even about the racial profile of their pilots. Southwest is in trouble over a children's rhyme. And it could cost them nine, ten, a big fat hen.</p>
  • Niggling Doubts: PC kills words.

    09/17/2002 7:43:30 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 51 replies · 375+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 17, 2002 | John Derbyshire
    The issue of the word "niggardly" has raised its head once again. Stephanie Bell, a fourth-grade teacher in Wilmington, North Carolina, has been reprimanded for using that word in a classroom discussion about literary characters. A parent, one Akwana Walker, declared herself offended by the usage. Ms. Bell has been hustled off to "sensitivity training," Ms. Walker's daughter has been transferred to another class, and the rest of us are left pondering what modern civility demands of us in cases like this.The beginnings of this little controversy were, to the best of my knowledge, back in 1995. In June...
  • FREEP this poll on teacher's use of "niggardly"!!!

    09/04/2002 5:10:08 PM PDT · by panther33 · 173 replies · 480+ views
    Here's a poll from the local newspaper, the Wilmington Star, regarding the North Carolina teacher who taught the word "niggardly" as a vocabulary word... it looks as if it has already been FReeped but I don't think that it has been FReeped enough... :-) Let's get it to 99%. Whaddya say FReepers, can we do it? Yes, we can! 99%, here we come! At the time this thread was posted, the results were as follows: Do you think the teacher who used the word niggardly should be reprimanded? Yes 11.6% No 88.4% Number of votes cast: 1927
  • Parents try to fire teacher for assigning "niggardly" as a vocabulary word

    09/01/2002 10:48:35 AM PDT · by gitmo · 264 replies · 1,255+ views
    The Wilmington Star ^ | Sept 1, 2002 | Sherry Jones
    Parent offended by lesson in vocabulary</font< Use of a word that sounds like a racial slur has landed a New Hanover County teacher in the middle of a controversy. Stephanie Bell, a fourth-grade teacher at Williams Elementary School, taught the word "niggardly" to her class last week in an effort to improve her students' vocabularies. Now, a parent wants her fired. Niggardly as defined by Webster's: adj. 1. reluctant to give or spend; stingy;miserly2. meanly or ungenerously small or scanty Although the word means stingy, Akwana Walker said it was inappropriate to use it because it sounds similar to a...