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    Critics Rip Rucker For Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Social media lit up Wednesday evening with complaints about former Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker performing "White Christmas" at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at New York City's Rockefeller Square. Some activists had threatened to attack the ceremony after a grand jury declined to indict a New York police officer in the death of unarmed Eric Garner during a confrontation over cigarette sales in July.
    The ceremony went ahead under police protection, and Rucker performed "White Christmas," a classic written by a Jewish immigrant, Irving Berlin. The song refers to snow, not to race, in recalling a traditional Christmas scene.
    Critics, however, believed that the mere reference to the color "white" by a black singer in the throes of a racially-charged controversy was offensive and suggested a contempt for the feelings of other black people.
    Critics Rip Rucker for Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Is there a special place where they bring up absolutely crazy people? And thanks to modern technologies they can broadcast their craziness into the world.
    Let's forbid all the words that name colors. All of them for the sake of not offending anyone, even purple penguins.

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    Re: Critics Rip Rucker For Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    The fact that snow is white, is racist.
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    Re: Critics Rip Rucker For Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Yea, a silly thing to get mad about.
    "We have more responsibility than power, I think. The newspaper can create great controversies, stir up arguments within the community or discussion, can throw light on injustices....just as it can do the opposite. It can hide things and be a great power for evil." -- Rupert Murdoch, 1968

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    Re: Critics Rip Rucker For Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Tameamea View Post
    Critics Rip Rucker for Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Is there a special place where they bring up absolutely crazy people? And thanks to modern technologies they can broadcast their craziness into the world.
    Let's forbid all the words that name colors. All of them for the sake of not offending anyone, even purple penguins.
    Those people are ****en morons if they think white in white Christmas is a reference to race.

    Personally I think the song is stupid.Who wants snow everywhere when you have to drive out in it to work, to relatives or to wherever? Maybe in the 1940s when the song was written cars were built like tanks and can easily drive on snow and handle a ding or two and practically no one worked on Christmas. But today cars are not built as strong as they were and many people besides police work on Christmas. I remember having a white Christmas a while back.It took an hour or two drive home from our grandparents and they live only several miles away.
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    Re: Critics Rip Rucker For Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Tameamea View Post
    Critics Rip Rucker for Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Is there a special place where they bring up absolutely crazy people? And thanks to modern technologies they can broadcast their craziness into the world.
    Let's forbid all the words that name colors. All of them for the sake of not offending anyone, even purple penguins.
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    Re: Critics Rip Rucker For Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Yea, a silly thing to get mad about.
    It's typical for today's race hustlers. That's why they aren't taken seriously like MLK was.
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    Re: Critics Rip Rucker For Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The fact that snow is white, is racist.
    Not racist but evil.

    With enough snow, it causes many hardships for black people.

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    Re: Critics Rip Rucker For Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Not racist but evil.

    With enough snow, it causes many hardships for black people.
    I know right, of course since I'm white my car doesn't slip and slide around in it like black people's cars. Frankly I suggest that blacks try to car pool with white people, to save themselves the hassle.
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    Re: Critics Rip Rucker For Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Will someone please strap a pipe bomb to political correctness, take it out back and detonate it?

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    Re: Critics Rip Rucker For Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    Some days i really have no hope what so ever for the future of humanity. This is why.
    President Franklin Roosevelt eulogized a fallen American Soldier by saying, “He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die [that] freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings. Freedom lives, and through it he lives--in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men."

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