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Palin defends Dr. Laura over N-word rant: ‘Be thankful for her voice, America’

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posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 03:19 AM
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Originally posted by whaaa

Originally posted by babybunnies
My final word on this subject

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me".


Just wait until I tell your boss that you are a pedophile. Or your local constables that you are a Muslim terrorist.

Then what tune will you be singing?

[edit on 23-8-2010 by whaaa]


The tune that summons my lawyer to file a lawsuit against you for slander.




posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 07:30 AM
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Originally posted by mishigas

Originally posted by whaaa

Originally posted by babybunnies
My final word on this subject

"Sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me".


Just wait until I tell your boss that you are a pedophile. Or your local constables that you are a Muslim terrorist.

Then what tune will you be singing?

[edit on 23-8-2010 by whaaa]


The tune that summons my lawyer to file a lawsuit against you for slander.


It was just an illustration that infact that words do have an impact and consequences; as that dried up old crone Dr. Laura found out.



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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Oh, I'm aware that you were just making a point. But sometimes a "Just kidding!" won't get you off the hook.



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 04:47 PM
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interview with Juanita "jade" Hanson.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 12:27 AM
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What a farce. This woman calls in to ask about language used by her husband's friends. She wants to know how to respond to them. She obviously is not upset with their language, she just wants some clever retorts to sling back at them.

Yet when Dr. L responds by using those words, all of a sudden they take on some big racial meaning, and the woman is oh so deeply offended that she cannot even accept an apology.

She set DR. L up like a bowling pin.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 12:34 AM
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Originally posted by Throwback
Why do white people want to say 'n-word' so badly? I mean, it's really not a special word. And the monkey see monkey do reason for saying it is really dumb.


Not all white people want to say the word, so thanks for 1. - stereotyping all white people and 2. - adding to the racist BS by using the qualifier 'white' in your rant.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 12:46 AM
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for all of you saying "why can't we say the N-word" well no one (white, black, yellow, purple, blue) should be able to say the N-word. NO ONE. it's the most hateful word in the english dictionary and should be forgotten. completely.

if we can ever move on (which i doubt, even for people who've never experienced slavery or segregation --it's just the intensity of the word, it reminds us all of injustices and pure hate) if could leave the meaning behind and use it in a friendly context (thus creating the term "paint it black and take it back." how the younger generation greet each other using the word) then we can use the word but not in it's oxford dictionary meaning.

but we'll never be able to move on so it's best if no one uses the word, to keept from confusion and uphold of racism (towards blacks AND whites.)


gl2

posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 02:00 PM
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Will Sara Palin's endorsements win again?

"Hey kids, Sara endorsed me and now my Witch Doctor business is booming---while everyone else is still hunting albinos!"

"Sara Palin endorsed me and now EVERYONE thinks 2012 is real science!!! --signed, Walked With Dinosaurs

"Sara endorsed me... and now I'll be goddamned if more native peoples migrate 'cross the Aleutian Islands--like Democrats've allowed for the last 12,000 years." signed, Tee Partee in Alaska



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 02:05 PM
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Palin should know better than to inject herself into any controversy involving race whether she's right or not. It's political kryptonite as far as I'm concerned.

It's too bad, because Dr. Laura made some really good points that had nothing to do with the caller, but at the same time she was a pompous ass and didn't even let the lady speak, and the caller had to ramble on and get confrontational just to get a word in. Michael Savage is another one of these giant radio egos that stomps all over callers. While he makes a good case for most of his positions, and I happen to be in agreement with him most of the time, I'd never call his show for any reason because I'd get three words out and he'd rant for 10 minutes.

I'll reiterate what Dr. Laura DID say - blacks should stop assuming that whites are "afraid a black man will take over the country" because that is ridiculous. That's just wishful projection on their part. More white sheep than black sheep voted for him, so that argument doesn't have legs.

People (white AND black, and other races) are afraid Obama will RUIN this country because of his socialist policies. Has nothing to do with race.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 02:08 PM
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Originally posted by ohsnaptruth
for all of you saying "why can't we say the N-word" well no one (white, black, yellow, purple, blue) should be able to say the N-word. NO ONE. it's the most hateful word in the english dictionary and should be forgotten. completely.


If you see any purple or blue people, you really should call an ambulance and do CPR on them because they are probably choking and couldn't say the N-word even if they wanted to.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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Why does this subject bring out the most childish aspect of people.
This whole thing is totally stupid.
Why exactly is this "n" word hateful.
When I was growing up this was the only Descriptive word we had for these people. It seems that it got a reputation for being hateful somewhere in the 1960's. I can see it as demeaning in a certain context, but can't see it as hateful - at all.

And really, why is it OK for them to say it and no one else?

Only one thing is would disagree with Dr. Laura - blacks are not just sensitive - they are PARANOID!
They need to get over themselves and get a life.

Why are they so afraid of open honest discussion.
Oh yes, PC demands that we never notice differences.
Sick, sick, sick.

And yes, if you marry outside your race, be prepared for the consequences. And more importanatly - Think about what you are doing to you Children.

Truth and honesty are now taboo in a world gone mad.

MAGNA EST VERITAS, ET PREVALEBIT - "Truth is mighty, and it shall prevail."
"Tolerance is what happens when one loses his principles" -Fr. A. Saenz


[edit on 25-8-2010 by OhZone]



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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If I were in your presence I'd make you swallow your tongue for the "the only descriptive word for these people" comment....

On to the discussion...

The big deal about the word is simply, has the user earned the rights to use the word? If you're from a oppressive environment, usually the ghetto but can be a trailer park, slum, etc., you can use the word.

There are white people who are allowed to say the word, same as hispanic, asian, etc. But these are people who have earned the right to say it without repurcussion. They are seen as being part of the brotherhood.

The word is something that white people don't have any control over and it urks them. It's the one thing that they are excluded from (usually) and you aren't used to being excluded from something. Normally, you can buy your way into ANYTHING. And lets not play dumb....this world is ruled by the white man right now, since America is the dominant country. To nip it in the bud before you start, our having a black president doesn't nullify this fact. Because for the most part, our black president is merely a figurehead representing a white culture. I won't get into the "he's only a talking head part".

Blacks use the word as a form of endearment. It is a word that we have taken back and have ownership over. It's also not the original version of the word with the "er" on the end.

When i'm out and I see or hear a white person use the word I look to see their age (a older white person has no business saying it), their dress (to see if they embrace black culture) and who they are with (because they may have been given a pass).

Black people are the only race who can't say it in a derogatory manner, even if they wished too. Any other race can.



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by DZAG Wright
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If I were in your presence I'd make you swallow your tongue for the "the only descriptive word for these people" comment....

OK tell me why. I lived in Milwaukee; there were at most 500 blacks in one area of town and no other in the whole county. We (my family & friends) had never heard another descriptive word for them, and we never thought of it in any negative way. We had no negative thoughts about these people. So what's your problem?

On to the discussion...

The big deal about the word is simply, has the user earned the rights to use the word? If you're from a oppressive environment, usually the ghetto but can be a trailer park, slum, etc., you can use the word.

So we have to "EARN" the "RIGHT" to use this particular word?
Wow, you really elevated the word to a high and mighty status.


There are white people who are allowed to say the word, same as hispanic, asian, etc. But these are people who have earned the right to say it without repurcussion. They are seen as being part of the brotherhood.

And so having "Earned the Right" to say this word certain WHITE people are then "ALLOWED" to say it. This gets sicker and sicker.
And the keepers of this "Brotherhood" govern the use of this word?
Do they have a Registered Copyright on it?



The word is something that white people don't have any control over and it urks them. It's the one thing that they are excluded from (usually) and you aren't used to being excluded from something. Normally, you can buy your way into ANYTHING. And lets not play dumb....this world is ruled by the white man right now, since America is the dominant country. To nip it in the bud before you start, our having a black president doesn't nullify this fact. Because for the most part, our black president is merely a figurehead representing a white culture. I won't get into the "he's only a talking head part".

"Control"? Political Correctness propaganda, brainwashing has done its majik, hasn't it? Just one of the big-little wedges in their Divide and Conquer scheme. Black people need an education in the manipulation game the The Powers That Be are playing on us.

Blacks use the word as a form of endearment. It is a word that we have taken back and have ownership over. It's also not the original version of the word with the "er" on the end.

Yes, I know it is a corruption of the word "Negro". (The Original Descriptive word).

When i'm out and I see or hear a white person use the word I look to see their age (a older white person has no business saying it), their dress (to see if they embrace black culture) and who they are with (because they may have been given a pass).

Are you looking for something that you can create offended feelings over?

Black people are the only race who can't say it in a derogatory manner, even if they wished too. Any other race can.


Black people can't say it in a derogotory manner? I guess even if they tried, no one would believe them, but what if they were really mad at the person they said it to?

[edit on 3-9-2010 by OhZone]



posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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Ugh, I've got to say that this topic really irks me...

Its about the CONTEXT! Why does the N word have to be such a sensitive word???

A majority of African American's use it. Its just a WORD. People need to stop being such pansies...

Here's what we'll do, and at the same time help the African American community:

Copyright the word, than have people pay monthly subscriptions to the Authorized N word User Organization (ANWUO). Then all members get to use the word as long as they show their authorized N word user card.

And for the record, I am a white male, and I have it pretty bad too! Women and minorities get jobs before me, there are college assistance programs for both groups, but because of all the old white slave owners making us look bad, I HAVE TO PAY...its crap, and if I say anything about it I get pegged as a racist...

Ugh, now reading what I wrote, its so ingrained in my head, that now I don't even like me...god, am I a racist?! I hope not!! My black friends would be pissed!



posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 02:45 PM
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I want to know WHY the N word was the only description you guys could come up with to describe black people?



posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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Umm, no minorities and women do not get jobs before you.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 03:23 AM
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As usual, the thread gets hijacked in the first page or two. But to the point, I grew up in the deep South (New Orleans...can't get much deeper than that) in the 50's and 60's and heard the N-word often all my life, but never once in a hateful way. It was a contracted way of saying "Negro" (the preferred term at the time, later to become Black, then Afro-American, then Black again, then African-American now). In some parts of the country, such as Kentucky, "nigra" was used. Never when I heard it spoken back in those days was it hateful. It WAS, however, considered to be low-class, and offensive to those so described, and so I was taught never to use it.

Maybe these days it is considered Hate Speech, but it wasn't back then, it was just a colloquialism. Read Huckleberry Finn (an unedited version) and you'll see that (N-word) Jim was a central character. Nothing negative or hateful at all.



posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 07:33 PM
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spent quite a bit of time reading most everyones posts and have come to the conclusion that as times change, so do we. meanings of words also change as time goes by, as stated by some. finding a group of people to agree on most anything written (due to many and all interpretations) is near impossible. we are coerced to follow along or be forever labelled. censoring ourselves and hiding history - 1984 anyone. secrets held by governments for forty years and only released after being blacked out by permanent marker and copied. pitifullofit. does anyone really know the truth of things past and how in the world do we assume to know the truth outside firsthand knowledge.? we are being played. and i have become jaded. thinking about Twains books being censored really makes me sad. you know - we are so much better than that (enter sarcasm) ya think.


edit on 11-9-2010 by wrkngclassctizn because: misspelling


as far as the good doctor is concerned. another victim of the drive-bye culture today. as im sure the pressure to quit was too much to bear.


edit on 11-9-2010 by wrkngclassctizn because: to answer those who would undoubtedly say i did not stay on topic



posted on Sep, 11 2010 @ 07:46 PM
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We didn't "come up" with it.
It was more like handed down.
That's just the way it was.



posted on Sep, 16 2010 @ 12:24 AM
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The only crime here is not letting her guest speak, Laura just assumed Jade was hyper sensitive. Oh.. not that I use the N-word (I'm Aussie and its not in our culture) you can love people saying the word or hate people saying the word and its all cool. BUT if your only offended when white people say the N-word then your racist. By the purest definition of the word, you are racist







 
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