Sherrod’s ‘victim’: She ‘kept us out of bankruptcy … a friend for life’

From the AJC:

The wife of the white farmer allegedly discriminated against by the USDA’s rural development director for Georgia said Shirley Sherrod “kept us out of bankruptcy.”

Eloise Spooner, 82, awoke Tuesday to discover that Sherrod had lost her job after videotaped comments she made in March at a local NAACP banquet surfaced on the web…..

But Spooner, who considers Sherrod a “friend for life,” said the federal official worked tirelessly to help the Iron City couple hold onto their land as they faced bankruptcy back in 1986.

“Her husband told her, ‘You’re spending more time with the Spooners than you are with me,’ ” Spooner told the AJC. “She took probably two or three trips with us to Albany just to help us out.”

Spooner called Sherrod Tuesday morning.

“She’s very sad about it,” Spooner said. “She told me she was so glad we talked. I just can’t believe this is happening to her.”

Let’s see the rest of the tape, Big Government.

UPDATE:
From Talking Points Memo:

“Big Government has not posted the full speech. The Douglas, Ga., company which filmed the banquet for the local NAACP has refused to release it to TPMmuckraker. The owner of the video company, Johnny Wilkerson, says he is sending the full video to the national NAACP, and hopes to post it in full once he gets permission.

Wilkerson also told us that the full speech is exactly as Sherrod described, and that she goes on to explain learning the error of her initial impression and helping the farmer keep his farm.”

UPDATE TWO: A tweet from Redstate’s Erick Erickson, to his credit:

“I’m hoping there is more to the video of Shirley Sherrod, because otherwise it seems like the right just got the scalp of a penitent lady.”

335 comments Add your comment

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
12:33 pm

JAY
Thanks for posting this. Said it below, the wife has spoken and I’ll take her word for it. The rest of us should, too.

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
12:36 pm

And what does this have to do with the reaction of the crowd as she related the story of sticking it to the white guy? Even if she made the whole thing up the reaction is still there.

N-GA

July 20th, 2010
12:36 pm

The far right could care less about the truth…so help them, God!

N-GA

July 20th, 2010
12:38 pm

RW – What matters to a lot of folks is that the screaming right demanded action. As a result, she resigned. You will have a harder time holding the audience “accountable”.

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
12:39 pm

What matters to a lot of folks is that the screaming right demanded action. As a result, she resigned.

N-GA,

You might want to check your timeline and sequence of events on that one

RB from Gwinnett

July 20th, 2010
12:40 pm

Once again, is there ANYTHING a liberal does they’re ever responsible for or held accountable for?

You just keep making excuses for racists, Jay. Unbelievable!

Granny Godzilla

July 20th, 2010
12:41 pm

Oh My?

Andy Brietbart may be attemping to pull the wool over the eyes of his faithful AGAIN?

Who’da thunk it?

Bryan G.

July 20th, 2010
12:43 pm

I have to say there are definitely two sides to this. First off, it’s clear that Sherrod did do some help and learned a lesson about race when she helped the Spooners.

HOWEVER, what she said on tape was awful. Way worse than anything Trent Lott ever said. She deserved to lose her job over what were ignorant, bigotted comments – regardless of the help she gave the Spooners.

Outhouse GoKart

July 20th, 2010
12:43 pm

Yes…its good she resigned. Im feeling much better her and her bitterness have departed our “happy place”.

Last Robot

July 20th, 2010
12:44 pm

RW-(the original), she wasn’t making the story up. What she was talking about were her initial emotional reactions to the situation, that she felt things she’s not proud of, and she learned from that by working with the farmer & his wife. The crowd was acknowledging that they too have been there. We all have. We all make mistakes, but the challenge is, do we learn from them? Do we grow and become better people when we work to move past our biases to really get to know people as individuals? She has and that is what her story was about. What horror that Andrew Breitbart used a story that’s good for people of all backgrounds and twisted into a political poker chip, and not even to gain anything more than a few web hits and a few dollars.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
12:44 pm

I’ll go for the crowd reaction being in question and reprehensible in my opinion. But, taken on the whole, Ms Sherrod’s was a lesson in “I was wrong” and it is a lesson that she wasn’t prompted to offer based on being “called out” like so many others. Again, listen to Mrs. Spooner. Those of us who are Southern whites know how to understand the language and she is sincere and true to our cultural obligation to defend those who have defended us.

AmVet

July 20th, 2010
12:44 pm

“What do you burn apart from witches?”

“MORE witches!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g

Bubba

July 20th, 2010
12:45 pm

Sherrod told CNN the White House pressed for her resignation.

NowReally

July 20th, 2010
12:46 pm

GOOD NEWS: Senate Judiciary Committee OKs Elena Kagan as Supreme Court justice.

@@

July 20th, 2010
12:47 pm

Good! I can just drag this one up from downstairs.

Ms. Sherrod claims that the point she was trying to make is that it wasn’t about race.

Maybe she should have looked out on the audience and asked…”How many of you have ever looked upon a white face, and automatically assumed his/hers was an attitude of superiority…of entitlement? Well let me tell you, I’ve made that same mistake in the past. It’s not about race, it’s about coming together and fulfilling a need, regardless of race.”

That would have been so much better.

Theatrics may play well, but it’ll, often times, bite you in the ass. A person has a tendency to get carried away.

jay:

The WH has said the decision had nothing to do with how she handled the incident 24? years ago, but rather how she presented her account of the story.

In my opinion, she used bad judgment. The question is why? To what purpose?

Dusty

July 20th, 2010
12:51 pm

I see Bookman has FINALLY come up with another thread (Note: I did not say tape.)

But whouldya know? It’s about the same thing!

What’s that old expression? You can beat a mule to death but you can’t make it go. Bookman has beat this one to DEATH. Rest in peace..

I’m gone to make some LTSB soup.(lettuce, toms, strawberries & blueberries). Have fun.. Wash your hands when you finish whacking and whooping.

Southern Comfort (EOI since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
12:51 pm

josef

Leave it alone. No matter what the rest of that video shows, that crowd and Sherrod will still be called racist. That’s all people will see no matter what. It doesn’t matter that the wife of the farmer discriminated against has spoken on her behalf. As long as there are allegations of racist behavior on the right, the right will search and paint some on the left as racist. It’s the same reason that Byrd’s name always comes up in arguments.

What she said on the tape was bad in itself. How many of y’all have sat in a Black barber shop? In a Black Church? In a Black Community Center? When there are people sharing stories out of their past, it’s usually to teach the newer generation not to fall into the same traps. The crowd agreeing with her were probably older and had lived thru overt racism themselves, so I wouldn’t fault them for responding like that. Just as I don’t hold older whites for still harboring signs of bigotry. It was the way they were raised.

At some point, the cycle has to be broken. I don’t think any of the posters here will be part of that group to break it. It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks, and most people here are too set in their beliefs to wanna change now.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
12:56 pm

SoCo
I knew better than to go there, for sure. Quite frankly I wish everybody else would just stop and listen for a moment. I know it sounds, oh, simplistic, but the thing about the tomatoes said it all for me…the look on Ms Sherrod’s face at that and the “well I had a good garden that year and…” That IS what it’s all about, in my opinion.

Outhouse GoKart

July 20th, 2010
12:57 pm

“Build a bridge out of her”.

Normal

July 20th, 2010
12:57 pm

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
12:36 pm

Yeah, kind of like when the crowd said, “Give us Barabbus”, huh?

RW-(the original)

July 20th, 2010
12:57 pm

Last Robot?

Good one and a very nice twisting of my words and message. In fact you’ve twisted them far enough for me to know you aren’t the least bit interested in what I said and only want to keep the focus on Sherrod to keep the spotlight off her audience.

Anyway, after making the claim all day and not following through I really am headed to the forest now.

See y’all.

andygrd

July 20th, 2010
12:59 pm

If memory serves me right, Trent Lott said something, and Al Gore responded, “Gore offered no criticism of Thurmond, saying the retiring senator has since “repudiated” those views. But he said Lott’s remarks were “divisive” and fit the “definition of a racist comment.”
So if Ms. Sherrod made the comment, by Gore’s definition, she is racist.
Are they both racist, I don’t think so, did they both make a mistake in what they said, maybe yes. We don’t what is in their heart. The left went after Lott and the right went after Sherrod. In both cases, extremes won out. It happens on the left and the right… Pitiful it happens.

Brian

July 20th, 2010
1:00 pm

The moral outrage on both sides of the NAACP/Tea Party debate is pretty laughable. Mark Williams claims that the Tea Party has no racists? Come on. Get 20 people together at a neighborhood block party and you will have a racist in your presence. And the NAACP, while they have accomplished many good things for African Americans, they are hardly the last bastion of unadulterated racial tolerance.

Read this article: Token White Member of NAACP Calls Tea Party “Racist”; Lone Black Tea Partier “Outraged”.

Very FUNNY!

http://www.dailygoat.com/?p=1798

thomas

July 20th, 2010
1:00 pm

Seems some more footage has been released from the speech.

It also seems that Ms. Sherrod finds it either amusing and incourages others to join the USDA because they are people getting laid off and losing their jobs….. but with a smile she says “have you heard of anybody in the federal gov, losing their job?” then with a grin and laughter in the room she concludes with “ok thats all i need to say”

So lets do release the entire footage!

Scout

July 20th, 2010
1:02 pm

Doesn’t matter. If you are a conservative/Republican you never get your apology accepted. What goes around comes around. Sad but true.

Southern Comfort (EOI since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
1:02 pm

josef

And I present Exhibit A:
So if Ms. Sherrod made the comment, by Gore’s definition, she is racist.
Are they both racist, I don’t think so, did they both make a mistake in what they said, maybe yes. We don’t what is in their heart. The left went after Lott and the right went after Sherrod. In both cases, extremes won out.

It’s never gonna end. If you do it to my guy, then I have to do it to your guy. The whole time, we’re stirring up unnecessary emotions and not dealing with the problem at hand.

Scout

July 20th, 2010
1:02 pm

And what is truly sad is with all that is going on in our country, the world and with American soldiers giving their lives overseas …………. the lead story today (and specials on news T.V. tonight) is about an alcoholic/drug addict second rate movie star.

Oh, perfidious nation.

Del

July 20th, 2010
1:03 pm

It appears that this woman may be innocent. She’s going to appear on Fox news in about 30 minutes to discuss her side of the story and how the White House pressed her to resign.

MPercy

July 20th, 2010
1:04 pm

Maybe she did help them, maybe even helped them plenty. But Jay (and friends) you simply have to consider your outrage if you heard the tale from a white USDA employee, who despite having helped the lack farmer who was in trouble later expressed his underlying racism at a TEA party rally?

Heck, just the phrase “his own kind” would have your head spinning in outrage.

“The first time I was faced with having to help a BLACK farmer save his farm, he took a long time talking but he was trying to show me he was superior to me. I know what he was doing, but he had come to me for help. What he didn’t know while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me was, I was trying to decide just how much help I was going to give him,” Sherrod said.

“I was struggling with the fact that so many WHITE people had lost their farmland, and here I was faced with having to help a BLACK person save their land. So I didn’t give him the full force of what I could do. I did enough,” Sherrod said. “So that when he, I assumed the Department of Agriculture had sent him to me, either that or the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and he needed to go back and report that I did try to help him.”

In the video, Sherrod also spoke of referring the BLACK farmer to a BLACK lawyer, thinking the latter would be more sympathetic because of race. “So I took him to a BLACK lawyer that had attended some of training that we had provided because Chapter 12 bankruptcy had just been enacted for the family farm. So I figured if I take him to one of them, that his own kind would take care of him.”

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
1:05 pm

Del
Thanks…I’ll have to catch it later…the tee-vee is taken and I’ve been informed to not interrupt “Two Mules for Sister Sarah!”

stands for decibels

July 20th, 2010
1:07 pm

Ok. I finally forced myself to watch the clip.

This? is what you’re upset about?

The REACTIONS of the audience to this story, in particular?

Really?

You conservatives are absolutely bat-crap insane. You don’t deserve the likes of a SoCo trying to patiently explain stuff to you. You don’t deserve Jay providing a dialog between differently minded individuals.

You’re just koo-koo-ca-frickin’-choo.

(IMHO & YMMV. Not valid in all 50 states.)

Southern Comfort (EOI since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
1:07 pm

Del

Even if she’s exonerated, the damage has been done. I don’t think posting that video was more about anything other than causing damage to the NAACP. It’s no different than campaign staffs running around trying to find dirty laundry on the competition. As long as the extremes on either side have the attention of the media, this will never stop. At some point, we all have to say, “So what!!” If we dig hard enough into our past, I’m sure everybody has done something or said something that could be edited to discredit you.

BADA BING

July 20th, 2010
1:07 pm

You know the old saying ‘ It doesn’t matter if it is good news or bad news as long as you get publicity’? naacp, this is not true in your case. Disappear please.

Normal

July 20th, 2010
1:09 pm

Josef,
Love that movie, especially the bath tub scene…”At least take off your hat, No time for that”…then the squeal… Ha! Love it!

Granny Godzilla

July 20th, 2010
1:09 pm

When do we get to move on to the next ginned up controversy….

Andy Breitbart is a busy little man.

“Breaking! Liberal Journalists Talked To Each Other Before Signing An Open Letter Criticizing A Terrible Debate!”

From MMA

Cat and dogs will be living together….somebody will mix peanut butter with chocolate….Woe is us! Woe is us!

Normal

July 20th, 2010
1:11 pm

Best Shirley McClain…The Apartment.

godless heathen

July 20th, 2010
1:13 pm

Ms. Sherrod should have told the White House to kiss her @ss.

[...] Breitbart is a cancer on the body politic, a vicious hack who will do anything to further his narrow, rightwing agenda. Because black officials reported being subjected to ugly racial jeering by a tea party crowd, Breitbart has called them liars, smearing John Lewis, a man I’ve long known and respected, and Emanuel Cleaver, a man I’ve recently met and am learning to respect. Breitbart has claimed that if the jeers actually occurred, there would be absolute proof in the video. Well, he seems to have the video of Sherrod’s appearance before the Douglas NAACP. I join my colleague Jay Bookman in calling for him to post the entire video. [...]

Midori

July 20th, 2010
1:14 pm

Judiciary panel OKs Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

fly monkeys!!

fly!!!

Southern Comfort (EOI since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
1:14 pm

If Breitbart wants to impress me, go find some conservatives doing bad and put them under the microscop. The one-sided investigative thing looks to be nothing more than searching and airing dirty laundry. I think Jerry Springer probably has a tad bit more journalistic credibility.

MPercy

July 20th, 2010
1:14 pm

Was there more to the tape than what I saw? Was there a preface to her comments that started out “Let me tell you bout how I used to be racist, but have since learned better and deeply regret that I barely did my job simply because of my clients race?” Or was there a postlude where she explained that she told that story so that she could make the point about how wrong she had been?

Normal

July 20th, 2010
1:16 pm

Southern Comfort (EOI since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
1:14 pm

…and wasn’t Jerry Springer the mayor of Chicago? And not a bad dancer, either… :)

Doggone/GA

July 20th, 2010
1:18 pm

“Ms. Sherrod should have told the White House to kiss her @ss”

Actually…I wouldn’t argue with that.

theyeshaveit

July 20th, 2010
1:19 pm

Given ALL the context, I am going to say that the USDA was quick on the trigger in this situation. Ms. Sherrod, it is clear, was telling a story to the NAACP that had occurred over twenty years prior (when she was not with USDA). The purpose of the story, Ms. Sherrod tells us, was to demonstrate how “it is not about race” but rather about “the haves and the have nots”. As for the chuckles in the audience, my take is that they were not motivated by racism. I see a reaction to a “biting the hand that feeds you” situation.

Look. Two points here need to be placed into analogies, the USDA decision to push Ms. Sherrod’s resignation and the reaction of some in the NAACP meeting. First, can you imagine getting fired from YOUR current job because of something that you said 20 years ago while employed by another company? And that is assuming that you said something then that should not have been said. Second, how many times have we seen situations in real life or in film when someone is acting high and mighty but when they get embarrassed (say a figurative or literal pie in the face)? When it happens, what do we do? Well, we laugh.

I have to cut this short – time to have something to eat. (And it isn’t going to be turkey won ton – yuk, Dusty)

@@

July 20th, 2010
1:19 pm

SoCo:

At some point, the cycle has to be broken. I don’t think any of the posters here will be part of that group to break it.

I beg your pardon!!!

In my personal relationships, the cycle HAS been broken. My friends of color…be they brown, black, or yellow, have given me no indication that my being white has any bearing on our relationship, nor does their color have any bearing on mine with them. We all get along just fine.

It’s in the public arena that the division reigns supreme. The media…the politics…the special interest groups. They’re the ones that will never let it die. It serves them well.

I’m off to vote. Thru all my research, I found some most interesting candidates on the Democrat’s sample ballot.

stands for decibels

July 20th, 2010
1:19 pm

…and wasn’t Jerry Springer the mayor of Chicago?

Cincinnati.

(Fella learned the hard way, you don’t pay a prostitute with a personal check, if memory serves.)

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
1:21 pm

True story
Have a friend, left wing radical black nationalist lesbian separtist etc, and a civil rights lawyer who was working with a project to get people out of the state mental hospitals who had been put there for political reasons during the bad old days. One of her clients was a klanner. We had a lot of late night conversations, she and I about the conflict. She had to keep reminding herself, she said, that she was looking at a political prisoner and not a racist bigot. He got released and soon after she came in rolling laughing. Turns out he had called the office and wanted to talk “to that n gal.” Why? He wanted to take her to lunch to thank her! To hers and his everlasting credit, they went to lunch at a place that only a few years before had been white only. She said his manners were impeccable, held the chair for her and they chit-chatted over nothing of any importance. Lunch finished, he paid the tab, left the black waitress the proper tip, took her by the hand at the door, properly kissed her cheek, said thank you, bowed in gentlemanly fashion, bid adieu and disappeared from her life and she his…strange how things play out on the individual level…

ty webb

July 20th, 2010
1:21 pm

oh no she didn’t! Cynthia and jay teaming up for truth, justice and the american way. There hasn’t been a duo this dynamic since Cagney and Lacey, or Kate and Ali, or Ace and Gary. Wonder Twins, Activate!

Doggone/GA

July 20th, 2010
1:22 pm

“(Fella learned the hard way, you don’t pay a prostitute with a personal check, if memory serves.)”

Not while he was Mayor though…city council

Southern Comfort (EOI since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
1:25 pm

@@

In your personal relationships, yes. But what about everyday casual interactions? If you go along with what’s done in the public arena without voicing dissent, you’re not part of the solution, are you?

I’ve gone beyond personal relationships. I try to treat everyone with the respect that I feel I deserve. It doesn’t matter what color or what country they come from. It’s just a matter of common courtesy. When I was younger, I used to wonder about people’s pasts and stuff. If it was an older white person, I used to wonder if they were some who spit on blacks in the past or if they tried to help. If it was an older black person, I used to wonder if they had been the subject of brutality or if they were around people who treated him/her as a person.

As long as some want to keep that divisiveness, it doesn’t amount to a hill of beans with your personal relationships. Those relationships have less effect on the country as a whole as would casual interactions and relationships would.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
1:28 pm

Normal
Best McClain role? “Steel Magnolias…” Not the best film particularly, but my favorite role. I got the impression she wasn’t acting!
“I’ve just been in a bad mood for 40 years.”

Southern Comfort (EOI since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
1:29 pm

Normal

Jerry has his faults… and his vices :)

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
1:31 pm

Enter your comments here

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
1:31 pm

Enter your comments here

Doggone/GA

July 20th, 2010
1:32 pm

In reference to nothing whatsoever, but someone needs to tell AP that a donkey and a mule are NOT the same thing!

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/cruelty-probe-after-parasailing-574332.html?cxntlid=thbz_hm

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
1:32 pm

Oops…..

I’m glad nobody follows me around with a camera and/or a tape recorder.

Linda

July 20th, 2010
1:35 pm

I’m leaning to the far right as a reaction to the Chicago / California style politics of the far left. I care very much about the truth. So Ms. Sherrod was a help to the Spooners; she did a good thing. Unhappily, she tried to impress her NAACP peers with a racial comment. They responded positively to her “sticking it to the white guy”. She’s paying a heavy price for her error in judgment. I feel bad for her but if a white woman had said the same thing about an African-American farmer; she too, would have paid a heavy price.

AmVet

July 20th, 2010
1:35 pm

Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, “We need to go back to the exact same agenda that is empowering the free enterprise system rather than diminishing it.” …people had jobs when Republicans were not only in charge but George Bush was there.

What the ____?

Stuck on stupid is the only fitting description I can think of regarding these reactionaries.

Clearly, the GOP needs the AAMCO transmission man.

Because the floundering fools can’t get the damn car out of reverse….

mm

July 20th, 2010
1:37 pm

I guess her resignation made the wingnuts happy. Retaliation for the NAACP resolution?

But as usual, now it seems some of the story was concocted by conniving wingnuts. (editting, anyone?)

I guess you folks are voting on who the next next set of wingnuts will be to drive your state further into poverty and ignorance.

Bottom line – What you say can get you in trouble.

Southern Comfort (EOI since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
1:38 pm

Linda

I’m guessing you’ve heard the entire speech then? If not, you’re like everyone else and reacting to the sound bite and not the speech itself.

Outhouse GoKart

July 20th, 2010
1:40 pm

Ms Sherrod was forced out in shame and regret. As she shouldve been.

Good Riddance.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
1:40 pm

mm
And which state would that be “further into poverty and ignorance?” Could be any one of the 57.

Outhouse GoKart

July 20th, 2010
1:43 pm

Perhaps with her severance package she will be able to find that dentists, hair stylist, dietician, and counselor she seeks.

I wish her the best in her future endeavors.

stands for decibels

July 20th, 2010
1:44 pm

If not, you’re like everyone else and reacting to the sound bite and not the speech itself.

See also: “Wise Latina.”

Doggone/GA

July 20th, 2010
1:45 pm

“What you say can get you in trouble.”

So no one should ever say anything, ever…right?

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
1:45 pm

Normal

July 20th, 2010
1:47 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
1:32 pm

How do you know…

Just because you are not paranoid, doesn’t mean you’re not being followed… ;)

stands for decibels

July 20th, 2010
1:48 pm

From j-n’s 1.45 link, comments section:

So now how does Fox “News” spin this story?

COWARDLY PROGRESSIVE WIDOW BACKS DOWN IN FACE OF NAACP THUGGERY!

Normal

July 20th, 2010
1:48 pm

stands for decibels

July 20th, 2010
1:19 pm

Stands,
He was just being a good Mayor and helping the working class…

Doggone/GA

July 20th, 2010
1:49 pm

“He was just being a good Mayor ”

Councilman, not Mayor

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
1:50 pm

sfd
Did Fox do that?

Normal

July 20th, 2010
1:51 pm

stands for decibels

July 20th, 2010
1:48 pm

or…Black Panthers threaten elderly White woman, forcing her to lie…film at eleven,(after we doctor it some)

SPQR(laissez Faire)

July 20th, 2010
1:52 pm

Georgia Elections News
Georgia polls close in 6 hours

1:07 pm July 20, 2010, by Kristi Swartz

Polls in Georgia close at 7 p.m., leaving registered voters with six hours to cast ballots.

Poll workers in Snellville as well as in Fayette and Henry counties are reporting high voter turnout.

High suburuban turnout is racial code for “republican”
and this is just the primary..wait till nov 2

stands for decibels

July 20th, 2010
1:52 pm

Actually, Jerry Springer’s AARadio call-in show was a rather sedate, even-handed sort of program, the guy gladly conversed with righties and lefties, encouraged civil discussions; nothing like you’d imagine from his crazy TV slugfests.

Based on the half-dozen or so times I tuned in, anyway.

bbl…

Outhouse GoKart

July 20th, 2010
1:52 pm

Yeppers…just like Obama/ACORN we too have our doctored photos and forged documents.

Normal

July 20th, 2010
1:53 pm

As far as Jerry Springer and the prostitute goes, the way I heard it; his wife said he was the best lover in the world and he just wanted to get a professional opinion…

Mr Right

July 20th, 2010
1:53 pm

Once again, if the situation was reversed what would happen ? Yes if you hear the whole story it don’t sound as bad but if a white person would admit to racist actions in the past would they be given a pass ? Not hardly.

Scout

July 20th, 2010
1:53 pm

josef/Del:

Did you ever think this could happen in America ?

http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/news/story.aspx?cid=5342

Scorpio

July 20th, 2010
1:53 pm

Hold on to the sympathy, there was more than one farmer in the same situation in the same city in the same year. These folks might not even be the one she’s talking about in the I hate white people video.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
1:54 pm

laissez
Of course today is a high GOP turnout. There’s a race there. No indicator of November…

Outhouse GoKart

July 20th, 2010
1:54 pm

Its about time to replace my toothbrush and I want to donate my old one to Ms Sherrod.

stands for decibels

July 20th, 2010
1:54 pm

one udder thing…

Did Fox do that?

what, actually run with that “COWARDLY PROGRESSIVE headline?

of course not–t’was a joke, son. I was quoting one of the MMA commenters, y’see.

Doggone/GA

July 20th, 2010
1:55 pm

“admit to racist actions in the past would they be given a pass ?”

Why not? George Wallace was forgiven. Robert Byrd was forgiven.

Outhouse GoKart

July 20th, 2010
1:55 pm

Not hardly…

Imus, Rocker got tossed under the bus…I guess Ms Sherrod also did.

We must be FAIR…

Doggone/GA

July 20th, 2010
1:56 pm

“These folks might not even be the one she’s talking about in the I hate white people video”

You do realise, that if what you say is true, that she helped more than one white farmer and became friends with them too.

Normal

July 20th, 2010
1:56 pm

SPQR(laissez Faire)

July 20th, 2010
1:52 pm

I don’t know about that, my ‘burb is Woodstock, so right wing that the favorite eating place there is “The Right Wing Cafe” and I’m seeing more Barnes signs sproutin’ on the lawns than any GOP ones…Sign of the times? Gotta wonder.

Mr Right

July 20th, 2010
1:56 pm

Why not? George Wallace was forgiven. Robert Byrd was forgiven.
Trent Lott ?

Southern Comfort (EOI since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
1:57 pm

Poll workers in Snellville as well as in Fayette and Henry counties are reporting high voter turnout.

High suburuban turnout is racial code for “republican”

Holy Dog Sh*t!!! I’m Republican??? They didn’t tell me that when I voted in Henry County.

BADA BING

July 20th, 2010
1:57 pm

I, for one, find Malick Shabazz’s overt racism refreshing, as compared to the naacp’s covert racism. A snake you can see is completely preferrable to a snake you can’t see.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
1:58 pm

Normal

Being a descendant of many people whose livelihood was corn liquor, I learned quite young how to make sure I wasn’t being followed. ;-)

Offtopic but a snapshot of why we’re in the shape we’re in (IMHO).

Went to vote a while ago, and since I’m out here in the hinterlands, only the 3 poll workers, one lady and me were there. When she was filling out her stuff, the lady was going on and on about how much she loved voting, the process, teaching young people about voting and all that. She said she was a political science major, among other things. Anyway, she gets to the table to get her ballot and they say, “It says here, you have an absentee ballot”. She says, no that can’t be right so the poll worker says she’ll call in and get everything cleared up. Well when the poll worker talks to the supervisor, or whoever is on the other end of the phone, she says, “You voted in early voting, 2 weeks ago”. So much for an informed electorate, I guess.

Southern Comfort (EOI since 2010)

July 20th, 2010
1:58 pm

Doggone

Mr. Right doesn’t realize that George Wallace was elected governor of Alabama due to overwhelming support from the Black community.

Bob

July 20th, 2010
1:59 pm

You trader. I bet you voted for Obama didn’t you? Dumb A**.

Normal

July 20th, 2010
1:59 pm

Scout

July 20th, 2010
1:53 pm

It would be my fervent hope that prayer be banned in all places exect home, church, and classrooms (only silent ones, though) right before finals.

SPQR(laissez Faire)

July 20th, 2010
2:00 pm

josef nix, it goes to motive, your honor.

Conservatives are MOTIVATED to vote even if its just vote against the weeniest republican so called moderate candidates..counting down the minutes till we can vote against the marxist minions of the obama regime.

Dems are..this year..less motivated..apathetic..disillusioned with the great black hope..maybe they really weren’t the ones they had been waiting for.

josef nix

July 20th, 2010
2:00 pm

Scout
It doesn’t surprize me one little bit…and whatever one’s political/relgious/non religious beliefs may be, if you can stop person A from talking to G-d in public in a conversational tone, then you can stop person B from talking to Great Aunt Bessie in public in a conversational tone…it’s just like the burqa, what I think about wearing it is not at issue when it comes to authorities of the state saying yea or nay…we’ve gone off the deep end here…

Outhouse GoKart

July 20th, 2010
2:01 pm

“You voted in early voting, 2 weeks ago”. So much for an informed electorate, I guess.”

Good thing she wasnt a ACORN poll worker or free excess votes for everyone…as long as they vote democrat.

Normal

July 20th, 2010
2:03 pm

As to voting, I’m picking up my Grandson and taking him with me. It’s time to start teaching him his civic duties, like “remember Grand Son,
it’s always Democrat Good, GOP bad”…Just kidding

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 20th, 2010
2:04 pm

I’m seeing more Barnes signs sproutin’ on the lawns than any GOP ones…Sign of the times? Gotta wonder.

Maybe but maybe not. Woodstock is getting mighty close to Barnes’ home turf. People will sometimes support a local over someone else, for whatever reason.

Doggone/GA

July 20th, 2010
2:04 pm

“Trent Lott ?”

You’ll have to ask his Republican co-Congressmen about that.

Bob

July 20th, 2010
2:05 pm

Hey Bookman, go play on I-75.