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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:39 PM

Republican retreat kicks off with a rocky start (LOL!)

Reporters quickly noted that a session for lawmakers called "Discussion on Successful Communication with Minorities and Women" will actually take place in the "Burwell Plantation" room at the resort where the retreat is being held.

It turns out, according to NBC News, the room "is named after the Burwell Family, a wealthy family that owned many slaves in 18th century Southern Virginia."

The irony of learning how to woo minorities in a room named after slaveholders was not lost on Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.): "I don't pick the rooms we meet in."
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The New York Times reports the panel discussion on how to communicate with minorities and women included three white lawmakers. Walden had to note that the panel would include several women, whom he identified as "a woman from CNN" and "Sean Duffy's wife."
http://theweek.com/article/index/238983/republican-retreat-kicks-off-with-a-rocky-start

Ha! They don't need any help on imploding.
Morans...

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Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 OP
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malaise Jan 2013 #4
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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:40 PM

1. Not the Onion?

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Response to tk2kewl (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:41 PM

2. Nope nt

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Response to tk2kewl (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:47 PM

3. Nope, not the Onion

The Onion does have their standards, after all, and if one of their staffers had suggested such an implausible scenario, the others would have derided the notion as 'too obvious.'

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:48 PM

4. When I heard this I did think it was

DELISH

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:04 PM

5. Reminds me of the movie Airplane

Where they had an old woman speak jive to a passenger. Maybe they'll be teaching jive to the GOP.

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