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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I'll have to disagree. If I owned a property that had that name on it, the first -- and I mean the VERY first -- thing I would do is change it, or at least paint over it.

    Looks like Herman Caine agrees: Herman Cain: Rick Perry Is 'Insensitive' Toward Black People

    Of course Herman Caine agrees.... he's running against Perry!


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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    I live near the Appalachian Mountains in the SE US. Many, many natural features have former names that contain racial epitaphs for Native Americans and Blacks. Of course, the names have been changed to more politically-correct names on maps and in literature, but they are still called by their former names locally - especially by long-time residences.

    Changing the name on a map does not change it in the minds of those who knew the name before the change. When they die out, so will the offensive names. In Perry's case, it would have helped considerably if the rock had been painted over in the 1960s (when most such names were dropped) instead of the 1980s. It would have fallen out of use by now and we wouldn't be discussing it now.

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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is another one of those totally non-issues that is going to blow sky high.
    It is a non-issue. The name is offensive, but he didn't name it. Now if there were evidence that he could have changed it, and decided that "niggerhead" had a nice ring to it....then maybe.


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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It is a non-issue. The name is offensive, but he didn't name it. Now if there were evidence that he could have changed it, and decided that "niggerhead" had a nice ring to it....then maybe.
    It's still a non-issue. Depending on how long that rock has been there, it might be illegal to move it, or paint over it, because of some tree-hugger law that makes it's illegal to screw with antique rocks.
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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's still a non-issue. Depending on how long that rock has been there, it might be illegal to move it, or paint over it, because of some tree-hugger law that makes it's illegal to screw with antique rocks.
    It was painted over and moved according to reports. So...


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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    On a deer lease you don't own the land. You pay for access for the purpose of hunting.
    Well, that's what I thought. The Washington Post article linked in the OP says, "“When my Dad joined the lease in 1983, he took the first opportunity he had to paint over the offensive word on the rock during the 4th of July holiday,” Perry said in his initial response. “It is my understanding that the rock was eventually turned over to further obscure what was originally written on it.”

    So the offensive word was painted over and then the rock turned over when Perry's father joined the lease. I just don't see the problem here except for partisans hoping to smear Perry.

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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    On the one hand, I think accusations of racism regarding this load of tripe are a complete waste of time, and Cain is obviously not the kind of candidate I want to see win the race.

    On the other hand, if Perry is such an idiot that he wasn't prepared for this then I don't want him in the White House either.

    I'm voting for entertainment value, but I draw the line at outright dumb.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    I suppose nobody cares.....?

    Niggerhead: an antiquaited logging and trucking term used to define a large round rock or outcropping of rocks usually on an unpaved road bed that could damage a vehicle.
    Nah, nobody cares. Typical "Gotcha" politics.

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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    That, or if the name wasn't definitively painted over in 1983, as is being claimed now.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    I dislike Perry, but this is a non issue. It's painted over. He said the right thing. Some group trying to build a racism card.

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