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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 02:39 PM
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24. I can't think of a better experience for a racist asshole than having to defer
Edited on Sat Jul-25-09 02:40 PM by EFerrari
to a black president, can you? And in particular, as I said in another post, because that's what authoritarians understand, power.
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  -Would you sit down for a beer with a lying, racist pig who denied your rights and arrested you? cherokeeprogressive  Jul-25-09 02:09 PM   #0 
  - crowley will morph into joe the unemployed plumber  spanone   Jul-25-09 02:12 PM   #1 
  - As poor as Crowley's judgment was, I do not believe that he is anywhere near  geckosfeet   Jul-25-09 02:16 PM   #6 
     - There's plenty of right wing freaks in liberal bastions because  EFerrari   Jul-25-09 02:38 PM   #23 
  - Thank God Professor Gates is a bigger man than that.  Curtland1015   Jul-25-09 02:12 PM   #2 
  - yes - both sides could have acted better n/t  2Design   Jul-25-09 02:12 PM   #3 
  - yes.  emilyg   Jul-25-09 06:57 PM   #58 
  - They need to sit down and talk. Period. I think Obama has a good idea.  geckosfeet   Jul-25-09 02:13 PM   #4 
  - Well he would have to be buying  Stevenmarc   Jul-25-09 02:15 PM   #5 
  - yes, because racists, like any human, can learn and grow  eShirl   Jul-25-09 02:16 PM   #7 
  - I predict Crowley's time there will be pleasant,  Lars39   Jul-25-09 02:17 PM   #8 
  - (shrug) Some might call him 'pig'. I call him 'terrorist'.  BlooInBloo   Jul-25-09 02:17 PM   #9 
  - In this case I would  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jul-25-09 02:17 PM   #10 
  - Crowley will be in a spotlight ... well beyond his depth.  TahitiNut   Jul-25-09 02:21 PM   #11 
  - This is getting more and more like Rashamon  eleny   Jul-25-09 02:21 PM   #12 
  - More like diaper rash, actually  PurityOfEssence   Jul-25-09 07:20 PM   #68 
  - Yes (so long as it's not crap beer.)  noamnety   Jul-25-09 02:22 PM   #13 
  - Wow, sad post  sandnsea   Jul-25-09 02:24 PM   #14 
  - I totally agree. Everybody probably over reacted.  Tim01   Jul-25-09 02:38 PM   #22 
  - Yes, it don't think even Gates feels that strongly about this.  godai   Jul-25-09 03:00 PM   #30 
  - I don't like cops at all  sandnsea   Jul-25-09 03:59 PM   #48 
     - I don't think it 'suddenly' became cause for arrest.  godai   Jul-25-09 04:39 PM   #54 
        - Suddenly as in the last 5-10 years  sandnsea   Jul-25-09 05:02 PM   #55 
        - Gee a black cop backs a white cop  Raineyb   Jul-25-09 07:18 PM   #66 
  - many of the discussions seem to have had the same sadness  hfojvt   Jul-25-09 03:02 PM   #31 
  - Best post in the thread  donheld   Jul-25-09 04:25 PM   #52 
  - Hear, hear!  PurityOfEssence   Jul-25-09 08:00 PM   #74 
  - THANK YOU!  fishnfla   Jul-26-09 09:23 AM   #77 
  - No growth and healing can come  prolesunited   Jul-25-09 02:25 PM   #15 
  - Depends on the brand of beer, I think.  MineralMan   Jul-25-09 02:26 PM   #16 
  - You are allowed to dig into your way of seeing it,  FrenchieCat   Jul-25-09 02:27 PM   #17 
  - +1 . . . n/t  annabanana   Jul-25-09 07:13 PM   #63 
  - Well said.. Gates isn't  Cha   Jul-25-09 07:14 PM   #64 
  - Yes, I would.  countingbluecars   Jul-25-09 02:28 PM   #18 
  - Gates can talk to Obama any time, I'm sure.  lurky   Jul-25-09 02:34 PM   #19 
  - "Teachable Moments"...  YvonneCa   Jul-25-09 02:34 PM   #20 
  - You said that so very well!  countingbluecars   Jul-25-09 02:36 PM   #21 
  - Thank you! n/t  YvonneCa   Jul-25-09 03:23 PM   #41 
  - Yes - Well Said  RamboLiberal   Jul-25-09 02:42 PM   #25 
  - I think it will end up being one of Obama's...  YvonneCa   Jul-25-09 03:25 PM   #44 
  - this post might have worked better  hfojvt   Jul-25-09 03:05 PM   #33 
  - I think I understand, but...  YvonneCa   Jul-25-09 03:27 PM   #47 
     - In general, Native Americans really don't like Mount Rushmore  hfojvt   Jul-25-09 05:04 PM   #56 
        - Thank you for responding. I did understand...  YvonneCa   Jul-25-09 05:36 PM   #57 
  - Rec'd~ your post, Yvonne in Cali..  Cha   Jul-25-09 07:19 PM   #67 
     - Thank you. I love reading...  YvonneCa   Jul-25-09 08:09 PM   #75 
  - I can't think of a better experience for a racist asshole than having to defer  EFerrari   Jul-25-09 02:39 PM   #24 
  - A better experience for us to witness maybe but if he's  cherokeeprogressive   Jul-25-09 03:13 PM   #39 
     - Then this is his opportunity to make us wrong. Let's see how he does. n/t  EFerrari   Jul-25-09 03:25 PM   #43 
  - I would venture a guess that it will be a low-key event..unphotographed  SoCalDem   Jul-25-09 02:48 PM   #26 
  - I wasn't aware that we had determined that "fact" about Crowley  sutz12   Jul-25-09 02:50 PM   #27 
  - "have a beer with"  izquierdista   Jul-25-09 04:25 PM   #51 
  - the WHAT consensus?  hfojvt   Jul-25-09 02:56 PM   #28 
  - i don't know that crowley is a racist pig  noiretextatique   Jul-25-09 02:56 PM   #29 
  - It appears to me that Officer Crowley ...  GeorgeGist   Jul-25-09 03:03 PM   #32 
  - Gates doesn't need an audience with Obama. They are friends.  tblue37   Jul-25-09 03:08 PM   #34 
  - And what if the police report IS true, what will be said then?  Obamanaut   Jul-25-09 03:09 PM   #35 
  - I prefer President Obama's solution. n/t  Gwendolyn   Jul-25-09 03:09 PM   #36 
  - I don't actually beleive Crowley is racist, or that he did what he did because he was racist.  tblue37   Jul-25-09 03:11 PM   #37 
  - "lying"??? what did he lie about, and what evidence do you have that he did?  dysfunctional press   Jul-25-09 03:12 PM   #38 
  - i knew gates was aggitated. when i knew he belonged i should have left. i should NOT have  seabeyond   Jul-25-09 03:19 PM   #40 
  - Yes, if I felt confident I was right, and knew I had some support. Remember Mandela.....  bobbolink   Jul-25-09 03:24 PM   #42 
  - I think your post misses something rather vital: people say shit in the heat of the moment  cali   Jul-25-09 03:25 PM   #45 
  - There's Hard Kung Fu, and Soft Kung Fu.  knixphan   Jul-25-09 03:26 PM   #46 
  - You sound like a freeper  stray cat   Jul-25-09 04:19 PM   #49 
  - Let's get this straight:  Raineyb   Jul-25-09 07:20 PM   #69 
  - No I won't have a beer with you.  donheld   Jul-25-09 04:23 PM   #50 
  - I would set down with you  Ichingcarpenter   Jul-25-09 04:25 PM   #53 
  - I think Crowley and Gates realize that the situation got out of  MadMaddie   Jul-25-09 07:00 PM   #59 
  - Prof Gates was handcuffed on his front porch  EmeraldCityGrl   Jul-25-09 07:08 PM   #60 
  - Depends whether it's Yuengling.  Naturyl   Jul-25-09 07:09 PM   #61 
  - That depends on whether you want to help change things, or you want to hold on to your views.  dddem   Jul-25-09 07:13 PM   #62 
  - Alternative explanation;  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-25-09 07:14 PM   #65 
  - Oh some of you are too funny.  LisaL   Jul-25-09 07:22 PM   #70 
  - There isn't adequate evidence for condemning Crowley as a racist.  burning rain   Jul-25-09 07:32 PM   #71 
  - I oppose what happen to Prof. Gates as well  spiritual_gunfighter   Jul-26-09 09:33 AM   #79 
  - I see it as the opportunity for Obama and Gates to be the bigger men  CakeGrrl   Jul-25-09 07:32 PM   #72 
  - I think they should settle this thing once and for all...  -..__...   Jul-25-09 07:39 PM   #73 
  - YES  WVRICK13   Jul-26-09 08:27 AM   #76 
  - I would  spiritual_gunfighter   Jul-26-09 09:31 AM   #78 
  - Here is an experiment for you  Retired AF Dem   Jul-26-09 11:19 AM   #80 
  - if obama asked me to, i would  pitohui   Jul-26-09 11:23 AM   #81 

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