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The_Commonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-29-10 11:03 AM
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14. I've always considered myself a mongrel.
Mongrel dogs are always more attractive and intelligent!
When asked what my ethnicity is, I've always said I'm a typical American Mutt.
I don't have any African in me, but I'm the usual mix of Scots-Irish, German, Dutch and Cherokee.
Unfortunately, someone is going to turn his statement into an outrage.
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  -This didn't take long... babylonsister  Jul-29-10 10:40 AM   #0 
  - Not offensive, but dumb to put in a speech. nt  geek tragedy   Jul-29-10 10:42 AM   #1 
  - It wasn't a speech.  phleshdef   Jul-29-10 10:43 AM   #2 
  - He said it on 'The View' while chatting. Is that okay? I  babylonsister   Jul-29-10 10:44 AM   #3 
  - It'll be all over Beck  ericinne   Jul-29-10 10:46 AM   #4 
  - well - seems to me that he should know that the RW will begin to refer to blacks as "mongrels"  DrDan   Jul-29-10 10:51 AM   #5 
  - Then I'll have to say it...that would be White People losing their minds.  vaberella   Jul-29-10 10:58 AM   #10 
     - I will take your word for it then that this will not be an issue in the black community  DrDan   Jul-29-10 11:13 AM   #20 
        - Oh there will be some people. You have to realize not all Black people love Obama.  vaberella   Jul-29-10 11:39 AM   #24 
  - I think there's nothing wrong with it, but it's still not a good choice of  geek tragedy   Jul-29-10 10:52 AM   #6 
  - He's said this before. He's called himself a MUTT before. And I'm one to agree.  vaberella   Jul-29-10 10:57 AM   #8 
     - I'm a white mongrel/mutt/heinz 57, and  babylonsister   Jul-29-10 10:59 AM   #11 
     - Utterly.  vaberella   Jul-29-10 11:00 AM   #13 
     - I remember the MUTT quote back then  Inuca   Jul-29-10 03:55 PM   #36 
  - Cue all the White People taking offense  MadBadger   Jul-29-10 10:53 AM   #7 
  - High-Five---finally someone who understands. n/t  vaberella   Jul-29-10 10:59 AM   #12 
  - Meh... Twitter hasn't exploded about it ... yet.  jefferson_dem   Jul-29-10 10:57 AM   #9 
  - I've always considered myself a mongrel.  The_Commonist   Jul-29-10 11:03 AM   #14 
  - I appreciate a president who speaks his mind.  asjr   Jul-29-10 11:03 AM   #15 
  - Inept.  rug   Jul-29-10 11:04 AM   #16 
  - Ha! Do you work for faux? nt  babylonsister   Jul-29-10 11:08 AM   #18 
  - No, do you write for OFA?  rug   Jul-29-10 11:15 AM   #21 
  - Really?  jefferson_dem   Jul-29-10 11:34 AM   #23 
  - Calling people mongrels on national television is inept.  rug   Jul-29-10 02:55 PM   #31 
  - Yes you are.  Drunken Irishman   Jul-29-10 02:12 PM   #30 
     - I already agreed your handle was apt.  rug   Jul-29-10 02:56 PM   #32 
  - much ado about nothing as usual.  WI_DEM   Jul-29-10 11:04 AM   #17 
  - I'm "white",  dgibby   Jul-29-10 11:10 AM   #19 
  - He said White people are too but may be less aware of it then African Americans.  Pirate Smile   Jul-29-10 11:17 AM   #22 
     - Do I misunderstand you that America's strength  Karenina   Jul-29-10 12:57 PM   #27 
        - I just mean diversity and most people being a mix of a bunch of different groups.  Pirate Smile   Jul-29-10 01:58 PM   #28 
           - I LOVE being such a MUTT and know you do too!  Karenina   Jul-29-10 03:57 PM   #37 
  - I think almost all of us are  krispos42   Jul-29-10 11:57 AM   #25 
  - He probably said it in a lighthearted tone, but it will be used against him nonetheless.  Beacool   Jul-29-10 12:36 PM   #26 
  - It will only be used against him by Conservative Blacks and Whites on Fox News.  vaberella   Jul-29-10 07:02 PM   #38 
  - I'm a mongrel  RockaFowler   Jul-29-10 02:06 PM   #29 
  - That used to be the way I self described, so I'm far from offended but it was clumsy  TheKentuckian   Jul-29-10 03:35 PM   #33 
  - Well, it's quite clear that Obama hates Black people.  Connie_Corleone   Jul-29-10 03:50 PM   #34 
  - I prefer "mutt" to describe my heritage.  wyldwolf   Jul-29-10 03:53 PM   #35 
  - Lookie here...  tallahasseedem   Jul-29-10 07:08 PM   #39 
  - I am definitely a mongrel  Samantha   Jul-30-10 12:53 AM   #40 
  - A clumsy use of the word.  Hassin Bin Sober   Jul-30-10 01:10 AM   #41 
 

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