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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    So...make a mistake and there is no way to atone for it? me...i DO find it heroic when people learn and grow from their mistakes and set out to help others benefit from it as well. Does it excuse the past mistakes? No...of course not. Change in our behaviors is all that is required for that to occur. She made a mistake. She learned from it. She taught others so that they can benefit from it. What would you prefer...public scourging????

    Well, maybe, just maybe that she doesn't get rich from it.....

    An announcement of Ms. Sherrod's July 2009 appointment to her USDA position at ruraldevelopment.org gives off quite a few clues:

    RDLN Graduate and Board Vice Chair Shirley Sherrod was appointed Georgia Director for Rural Development by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on July 25. Only days earlier, she learned that New Communities, a group she founded with her husband and other families (see below) has won a thirteen million dollar settlement in the minority farmers law suit Pigford vs Vilsack.

    What?

    The news that follows at the link, which appears to pre-date the announcement of Ms. Sherrod's appointment, provides further details:

    Minority Farm Settlement

    Justice Achieved - Congratulations to Shirley and Charles Sherrod!

    We have wonderful news regarding the case of New Communities, Inc., the land trust that Shirley and Charles Sherrod established, with other black farm families in the 1960's. At the time, with holdings of almost 6,000 acres, this was the largest tract of black-owned land in the country.

    ... Over the years, USDA refused to provide loans for farming or irrigation and would not allow New Communities to restructure its loans. Gradually, the group had to fight just to hold on to the land and finally had to wind down operations.

    ... The cash (settlement) award acknowledges racial discrimination on the part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the years 1981-85. ... New Communities is due to receive approximately $13 million ($8,247,560 for loss of land and $4,241,602 for loss of income; plus $150,000 each to Shirley and Charles for pain and suffering). There may also be an unspecified amount in forgiveness of debt. This is the largest award so far in the minority farmers law suit (Pigford vs Vilsack).

    Shirley Sherrod's Disappearing Act: Not So Fast | Tom Blumer | Opinion Zone | Washington Examiner
    Just sayin'


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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, maybe, just maybe that she doesn't get rich from it.....



    Just sayin'


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    Lets stay with the issue at hand. I dont know about her other dealings. I think they are immaterial to the OP. She gave a speech where she admitted a human weakness and that she learned from it. Thats pretty much it and all. For the life of me i cant see why people want to make it something its not. Hell we have reformed prisoners, addicts, gang members speak in prisons all the time. Invariably the message is I was a sinner, and now I stand before you humbled and not a saint. the expectation is that people going through similar experiences can be motivated to change. how is that anything but a positive? How did the Breitbarts video get perceived as anything but that (unless people only watched the parts they wanted to watch...in which case the sin is on them).

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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The ONLY people I felt looked stupid were the NAACP members in attendance that cheered when she said she did it and then later didnt stand up and applaud her for the later comments.
    you're overlooking the folks who told her to pull over NOW and quit cuz we're scared you're gonna be on beck

    which is a pretty big oversight, seeing how it's THE WHITE HOUSE

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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I hope she ends up owning everything currently in his possession. That dick crucified her publicly to make political points.
    The WH made sure she got fired. The NAACP had the entire speech but took their time releasing it.
    She should be more upset with them, than with Andrew.
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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Did you totally miss the story? He misrepresented what she said by editing the video.

    You've got the wrong facts and continuing to discuss this with you would be pointless. Please check back after you've gotten the story straight.
    What you are missing is that he never edited the tape. He, along with lots of others thought it was a clear cut case of racism by the USDA employee in a speech given before the NAACP.
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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post



    Just sayin'
    Don't post an Opinion piece and say 'just sayin'... because it's not you saying it. It's someone else.

    Anybody can do a google search and post the first negative slant they come across. If you have an opinion, articulate it, but just posting someone else's work without even a comment as to how it relates or why you agree with that person's opinion... I mean, just sayin'...

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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Don't post an Opinion piece and say 'just sayin'... because it's not you saying it. It's someone else.

    Anybody can do a google search and post the first negative slant they come across. If you have an opinion, articulate it, but just posting someone else's work without even a comment as to how it relates or why you agree with that person's opinion... I mean, just sayin'...
    I'll be sure to take that under advisement......Heh.


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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    pull over and quit

    we're afraid you're gonna be on beck

    LOL!
    Interesting how Beck was one of the only ones who was on HER side.


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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I hope she ends up owning everything currently in his possession. That dick crucified her publicly to make political points.
    You support a fraudster? Shocking.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Andrew Breitbart sued by Shirley Sherrod over damaging video

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    but there were also MANY here that viewed the whole video and pointed out that during that video she expressed that what she had done was wrong and it helped her to see people in a different light. To this day, I cant see how anyone can view that video as anything other than what it was...a woman giving a speech to a conference and expressing her own weakness and the life altering lessons she learned from that experience.
    When the whole tape was shown, it was obvious that the comments made were to show she was racist at one time but had changed. I, among many others here, felt bad for the comments we had made about her before the whole video came out.
    Later on still, I didn't feel so bad when things started coming out about Pigford. She wasn't just some sweet little lady done wrong after all. In fact I still think to this day, she was fired so quickly to keep people from digging into Pigford, her former lawsuit against the USDA, and then their hiring of her.
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