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Rockntractor
07-02-2013, 12:30 PM
By Fay Voshell

No era is complete without the demonization and purging of scapegoats by those who deem themselves able to discern who is allied with the Powers of Darkness. Every age has folk accused of being witches and warlocks. There is always someone like Matthew Hopkins, who believed he was uniquely qualified to identity them, be it through the spotting of bodily defects like warts, birthmarks or second breasts used to suckle imps. Hopkins identified some 230 witches who were eventually executed.

For some, especially leftists, the witch of the day is Paula Deen. Her use of the "N" word years ago is seen as the equivalent of a linguistic wart, the verbal portal through which the very Devil entered into her. She must perforce be eliminated from civil society.


It is not enough that Deen, who seems genuinely penitent but a bit confused as to why she continues to be the target of such unremitting and savage attacks (including mockery of her tears), has confessed her sin and asked for forgiveness. Of course so did some of the accursed wretches in the Salem witch trials. Those confessors were forgiven. Deen is not.


No, for the Left, her weeping confessions and pleas for forgiveness have not been penance enough. Deen must be destroyed. Her material possessions must be confiscated, her cook books banned and her food empire eliminated from the earth.


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July 2, 2013
We are Paula Deen
By C.M. Phillips

I am from the south. I was reared in a small southern town. Paula Deen and I are about the same age. As I look at my Facebook page, I see you guys from my high school -- liberal schoolteachers, liberal Cosmo-reading sophisticates, state workers, law-enforcement officers, elected officials, and big-time corporate executives. Once we shared space and lives in a small southern town. Each one of you should be thankful that you never reached Paula Deen's celebrity status. If you had, today you would be in the midst of a crapstorm from hell.

In our town the n-word was used: not as frequently as many of you readers imagine but it was used. Every one of us used it at one time or another. We didn't coin the word. We didn't invent bigotry or racism. We simply were reared in a small Southern town.

Though the term was used, it was not applied to every African-American. It was used sort of like "trailer trash" is used today to describe poor Southerners.

Many of you will be horrified to learn that my family had a maid. Her name was Maisy. We loved her. Long after she left our employ, we would send her money so she could go on trips with her church or get a space heater. We would occasionally stop by and drop off bananas, canned goods, and visit.

My dad had an assistant named Buster. We worked together holding hogs for my dad to vaccinate. He was a large animal veterinarian. We spent most of our time holding various critters for him to treat. A milestone to my manhood was when I matched Buster hog for hog.

My dad helped Buster get a job with the sheriff's department. One night, at Dot's Grill, I stood with Buster as he faced down Clyde Mathews, a notorious fighter, bully, and big-time racist bigot. I was 16. Behind him were several guys from the Purina Plant. He was cussing Buster with the N-word, threatening to take his gun and shove it up his @$. I stood just behind Buster. I said, "Leave him alone, Clyde. He is OK." Clyde ignored me and kept cussing. Buster showed remarkable restraint as he kept his weapon holstered beneath his quivering hand. We stood our ground. Clyde finally backed off and left. Clyde was killed in a fight at Drahon's pool hall. He brought his fist to a knife fight. Buster and I had a bro moment.

During my senior year, my high school was integrated. We were to be the first class to graduate an African-American. There was a group trying to stir up trouble. There was a plan to start a fight in the hallway between classes. I was to fight a fellow athlete. The pushing started;someone shoved me into ML. We both said excuse me and gripped hands bro style. He went on to play professional basketball.

At college, I stayed in an integrated dorm at a mostly male college. My roommate John and I spent a lot of time in Inman and James's room. We discussed racial issues night after night. It was amazing to learn that they thought that their African culture was superior to ours. I mean come on; we established the greatest nation in the world! I learned that my "we" didn't include them.

We discussed the n-word. We talked about Lenny Bruce. A comedian who influenced Mel Brooks, Bob Dylan, George Carlin, Redd Fox, Richard Pryor, and many others. He was the first to introduce social issues into comic shtick. He had a monologue in which he used n-word repeatedly. He argued that the best way to deal with this word was to use it until it became meaningless. James and Inman thought this was a bad idea.

We used to dance in their dorm room. This was not a gay thing -- not that there is anything wrong with that. But Inman loved to dance. He would start. The rest of us would try to match his moves. John and I were freshman. Inman was a senior philosophy major with the requisite goatee and pipe. It was hilarious to watch him dance.
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June 29, 2013
Paula Deen, Kid Rock, and Walmart: A Discourse on the Unprincipled Businessman
By Jeremy Egerer

A long while ago, while I was in college, I remember reading an interview in Maxim Magazine which featured Kid Rock. I remember at the time finding him interesting -- a man openly and fondly talking about crack-dealing and prostitution and such, a long-haired wild-man chasing his own lusts through an American wasteland, an entertainer of incontinent and imbecilic youths (such as I was) made rich and famous not by virtue, but by vice.


What I remember most vividly about the interview, though, was a portion in which he was asked if the title of his then-new album was a sexual innuendo, to which he replied, "that *expletive* don't fly at Walmart." "A businessman!" I thought. "Here's a man whose love is music, who revels in revelry and feels comfortable amongst the pimps and prostitutes -- yet here he markets his work not entirely according to who he is, but according to what he can get!" And years later, in reflection these last few days, I've come to realize that despite the overwhelming amount of filth he promotes, he scrubs a few swear-words clean, and Walmart -- a business supposedly catering to wholesome America -- carries his somewhat "edited" product.


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noonwitch
07-02-2013, 02:05 PM
The media has blown this whole thing way out of proportion. I don't hate Paula Deen, but I'm not a fan, either.


I'm old enough that when I was a kid, there were still other kids who didn't say Tiger in "Eenie Meenie Minee Moe". I'm young enough that when a teacher overheard a kid saying it with the n word, the kid usually got in trouble for saying it. A couple of my younger black coworkers were shocked to find out that little white kids used to say it that way, even into the 70s. Even in the "north".

Odysseus
07-02-2013, 05:41 PM
Before you guys defend her, go and read the court filing. The allegations go a lot further than a youthful use of the N-word. If they are true, then Food Network made the right call. It's not just racial stuff, but sexual harassment, unfair working conditions and a highly hostile environment.

Rockntractor
07-02-2013, 06:55 PM
Before you guys defend her, go and read the court filing. The allegations go a lot further than a youthful use of the N-word. If they are true, then Food Network made the right call. It's not just racial stuff, but sexual harassment, unfair working conditions and a highly hostile environment.

Like you said, if they are true.

Odysseus
07-02-2013, 09:53 PM
Like you said, if they are true.

Agreed. "If" is the operable term, but that's my point. We don't know, but the allegations are about far more than just just a simple use of the N-word back before the Civil Rights Movement. We should not make the mistake of assuming that just because the left indulges in PC witch hunts, that there are not occasionally witches.

Rockntractor
07-02-2013, 10:07 PM
Agreed. "If" is the operable term, but that's my point. We don't know, but the allegations are about far more than just just a simple use of the N-word back before the Civil Rights Movement. We should not make the mistake of assuming that just because the left indulges in PC witch hunts, that there are not occasionally witches.

It is very sad that liberals are throwing around sexual harassment and racist charges on a daily basis and we never know what is true, I for one am desensitized because of it.
If a liberals mouth is moving they are usually lying, especially when it concerns taking someone else's money. The constant crying wolf, the constant self righteous cry of racism.
I don't think Paula is any kind of saint, she voted for the bastard in office and has supported liberals for years, now she gets to see first hand how the left will devour anyone at any time if it suits their purposes.
We will never know the truth, one persons word against another along with a blood thirsty rabble of media helping to clean the bones of another one of their victims, the new America.

linda22003
07-03-2013, 09:01 AM
In the court filing, she sounds like a saint compared to Brother Bubba.

Odysseus
07-03-2013, 09:27 AM
It is very sad that liberals are throwing around sexual harassment and racist charges on a daily basis and we never know what is true, I for one am desensitized because of it.
If a liberals mouth is moving they are usually lying, especially when it concerns taking someone else's money. The constant crying wolf, the constant self righteous cry of racism.
I don't think Paula is any kind of saint, she voted for the bastard in office and has supported liberals for years, now she gets to see first hand how the left will devour anyone at any time if it suits their purposes.
We will never know the truth, one persons word against another along with a blood thirsty rabble of media helping to clean the bones of another one of their victims, the new America.

If the court filing is true, then there will be lots of corroboration from other employees of the restaurant. These allegations are not something that you can easily hide. The conduct is blatant and there will be witnesses, or it's the most outrageous fabrication since Tawana Brawley, in which case the plaintiff can expect to be slapped down hard.


In the court filing, she sounds like a saint compared to Brother Bubba.

But she repeatedly said, according to the filing, that the restaurant was part of her business, and that makes her liable. And there's no way that she didn't know what her brother was doing or what his attitudes were. She's the one who wanted the "plantation" themed wedding for him.

I have very little patience for commanders or CEOs who tolerate pervasive unprofessional conduct in their AORs.

linda22003
07-03-2013, 11:13 AM
But she repeatedly said, according to the filing, that the restaurant was part of her business, and that makes her liable. And there's no way that she didn't know what her brother was doing or what his attitudes were. She's the one who wanted the "plantation" themed wedding for him.

I have very little patience for commanders or CEOs who tolerate pervasive unprofessional conduct in their AORs.

We are in violent agreement, here. :smile-new:

Generation Why?
07-03-2013, 04:38 PM
I have very little patience for commanders or CEOs who tolerate pervasive unprofessional conduct in their AORs.

This.

Odysseus
07-03-2013, 05:04 PM
We are in violent agreement, here. :smile-new:

Then I will review my premises, as I may be wrong. :friendly_wink:

It appears that a number of other employees are coming forward with corroboration, which increases the likelyhood of the allegations being true. However, some of them are doing so in conjuction with Operation Push, Jesse Jackson's shakedown outfit, which reduces their crediblity. This will have to play out.