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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I'm not interested. It's probably nonsense anyway.
    By now, I think most non-black voters have figured out that Obama has the black vote because he's black. It doesn't matter what he's done or what he plans to do, his skin color trumps all of it.

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I haven't done that and neither has any liberal that I know and I know a lot of them. Your point?
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    The director of D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams's constituent services office resigned after being accused of using a racial slur, the mayor's office said yesterday.

    David Howard, head of the Office of Public Advocate, said he used the word "niggardly" in a Jan. 15 conversation about funding with two employees.

    "I used the word 'niggardly' in reference to my administration of a fund," Howard said in a written statement yesterday. "Although the word, which is defined as miserly, does not have any racial connotations, I realize that staff members present were offended by the word.

    "I immediately apologized," Howard said. " . . . I would never think of making a racist remark. I regret that the word I did use offended anyone."

    When Howard, who is white, noticed the reaction to his use of the word, he apologized to his three-member staff, which is made up of two blacks and another white. It is unclear which two employees he was addressing when he used the word.

    Soon after the remark was uttered, the rumor mill started churning that Howard had used the word "nigger."

    Howard said he has received numerous telephone calls since Jan. 15 from people in the community who had heard "I had made a racist remark . . . [which is] in fact unquotable here."

    The Barnhard Dictionary of Etymology traces the origins of "niggardly" to the 1300s and the words nig and nigon, meaning miser, in Middle English. It also notes possible earlier origins in languages including Old Icelandic, Old English and Middle High German. There is no mention of any racial connotation.

    Howard said the rumor that he had used a racial slur "has severely compromised my effectiveness as the District's Public Advocate and in the best interest of my office, I resigned," effective Monday.

    Howard is the second mayoral appointee in two weeks to quit, and his resignation comes at a time when Williams's administration is being bombarded with questions regarding race relations -- his "loyalty" to his race as well as the diversity of his staff. Williams (D) is black; Howard was one of four white men Williams appointed on the first official business day of his administration.

    Five days after Williams named the senior policy advisers, a group of residents from east of the Anacostia River -- many of whom had been part of the Draft Williams Committee -- complained that the mayor had "missed a unique opportunity" to name someone who lives in Southeast Washington to his personal staff. And they questioned whether Williams would be responsive to the predominantly black and working-class communities of the city.

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    an excellent point: were this guy anything but a Liberal Protected Class...


    Imagine a Jewish member of Congress accusing the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) of wanting to see Jews gassed.

    How would every decent American Right and Left describe such a statement? Loathsome? Morally reprehensible? An obvious lie? All three descriptions would be entirely accurate.

    Next question: How much media exposure would that libel be given?

    Front page in the New York Times and Washington Post? Ferocious editorials written from coast to coast? Lead stories on TV newscasts?

    Correct on all three again.

    Final question: Would said congressman be allowed to stay in office?

    We all know the answer to that one, too....

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    too bad playdrive wants to rape children.

    well, i mean, you can't prove it's not true....
    You're right. You can't prove it's not true and you can't prove it is true. Such is life.

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    Sort of reminds of the woman that Andrew Breitbart and Fox News essentially hounded out of the agriculture department by publishing false accusations of racism.

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
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    [INDENT]The director of D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams's constituent services office resigned after being accused of using a racial slur, the mayor's office said yesterday.

    David Howard, head of the Office of Public Advocate, said he used the word "niggardly" in a Jan. 15 conversation about funding with two employees.

    ...
    Again, what's your point? Neither I nor any liberals that I know did that, so your attempt to use this story to make a point about liberals is a bit silly. You still haven't learned the faults of taking the actions of a few and holding an entire population responsible for them.

    Guess what? One time one of my libertarian friends cheated on his girlfriend. What does this say about libertarians? Oh that's right, it only says something about my friend since generalizations are for preschoolers.

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Sort of reminds of the woman that Andrew Breitbart and Fox News essentially hounded out of the agriculture department by publishing false accusations of racism.
    Come to think of it, they used creative editing to make that false accusation as well.

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    You're right. You can't prove it's not true and you can't prove it is true. Such is life.
    yup. which is why claiming that you do, of course, could never be considered "libel"

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Sort of reminds of the woman that Andrew Breitbart and Fox News essentially hounded out of the agriculture department by publishing false accusations of racism.

    what, set-up fail #2?

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    Re: Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    yup. which is why claiming that you do, of course, could never be considered "libel"
    And still you can't prove it's true and can't prove it isn't. It's funny how since you can't counter than point, you have to change the topic.

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