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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
    Nobody's pretending, dude. The information on the use of the term "niggerhead" is all over the internet. If people insist upon finding nonsense reasons to incite hateful issues then they will. This is an idiotic reason to lambast somebody. It's a crappy name, but he didn't pick it. When the name was selected it described the area accurately based on the common uses I quoted (that came from Wikipedia, btw).
    I believe it, you aren't pretending, you really are just this smart. Funny watching you describe "niggerhead" as a "technical term" when it's obviously just an old, once commonly used slang colloquialism of racist origin and intent. Oh, but you read about it on Wikipedia. Hilarious.
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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    who pissed in your wheaties? what i said was true, same old, same old. are there racists in tx? you bet. who cares? i think it's been blown out of proportion as well..........'cause it's par for the course in tx. i don't care where perry hunts, and i'm not outraged either. are you for real? you seem quite upset.

    Par for the course? Unbelievable....You just can't stop yourself can you?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rough Rider View Post
    I believe it, you aren't pretending, you really are just this smart. Funny watching you describe "niggerhead" as a "technical term" when it's obviously just an old, once commonly used slang colloquialism of racist origin and intent. Oh, but you read about it on Wikipedia. Hilarious.
    I only pointed out that the word "niggerhead" was used for many, many years to describe many, many things. The word "nigger" has become forbidden...a high insult against a group of people who, ironically enough, use essentially the exact same word to address each other in certain circles. The fact is, the Perry's didn't create the word, didn't own the land, didn't name the camp, and have never acted in such a way as to suggest that they utilize that word or condemn blacks in any way.

    This entire issue is an overblown reaction to a stupid word, the use and meaning of which is only questionably racist at best. (Do some googling yourself, perhaps?). It isn't as though people are looking at rocks and deeming them inferior because they meet the description applied to a "niggerhead" cropping of rocks.

    Sometimes, we go way too far in our efforts to avoid offense. When we're throwing down over terms like "food stamps", "black hole", "black head", "white wash", and any other combination of color-centric word pairings somebody should really halt the discussion for a second so we can re-evaluate how far we're taking things. Do I think it's smart in this day and age to call anything "nigger _______"? No. Do I think that any offense or hatred were meant or displayed in this particular scenario? No.

    This is much ado about a non-issue. And here's the unintended consequence people will set into motion: The more you scream about racist intent the more people will find racist intent. You'll encourage anger and hostility to fester and set people off against each other. It perpetuates a cycle of ingnorance and intolerance and lends nothing to the discussion. Instead of jumping to idiotic conclusions and calling somebody a racist maybe we should start having a real discussion.

    "Hey Perry, Perry's family. Let's talk about the "Niggerhead" rock. What's up with that?"

    Probably a lot more condusive to advancing the discussion than:

    "Hey Perry, Perry's family. That rock is racist and you're racists for leaving it there. You're insensitive to racial issues and no self-respecting black person should ever support you."

    End the vitriol and hostile rhetoric and be a part of the change you want to see. Pretending to take the moral high road by jumping on the "that's racist" bandwagon is just being part of the problem without providing a solution.
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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    I can't stand Perry and will go out of my way to vote against him if he gets the GOP nomination. But this is really pathetic.
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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Isn't it funny how democrats behave in their private lives........Perry was a democrat back in the day when that rock wasn't painted. I'll bet Robert Byrd would have been proud to be a charter member of that hunting club. He could go hunting with his sheet on.
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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    Isn't it funny how democrats behave in their private lives........Perry was a democrat back in the day when that rock wasn't painted. I'll bet Robert Byrd would have been proud to be a charter member of that hunting club. He could go hunting with his sheet on.

    OMG! I forgot all about that....HA! That's right, Perry was a demo when that rock displayed the offensive slogan in question....Wonderful!


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

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    Isn't it funny how democrats behave in their private lives........Perry was a democrat back in the day when that rock wasn't painted. I'll bet Robert Byrd would have been proud to be a charter member of that hunting club. He could go hunting with his sheet on.
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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    Isn't it funny how democrats behave in their private lives........Perry was a democrat back in the day when that rock wasn't painted. I'll bet Robert Byrd would have been proud to be a charter member of that hunting club. He could go hunting with his sheet on.
    LOL lame attempt to deflect........ and the rock was painted... point is it was never removed.... and Perry has been a republican for over a decade now..
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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    LOL lame attempt to deflect........ and the rock was painted... point is it was never removed.... and Perry has been a republican for over a decade now..
    did he, or did he not visit the site as a democrat? Why didn't he remove it then?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Southern Democrats does not necessarily mean Liberal Democrat.
    What are we back to the time of the Whig's now? All 'southern demo's' just repubs in disguise?.....HA! Twist away friend...

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