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bik0 Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-02-11 09:48 AM
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31. Wow - somebody please explain how this makes Perry racist...
When my Dad joined the lease in 1983, he took the first opportunity he had to paint over the offensive word on the rock during the 4th of July holiday, Perry said in his initial response. It is my understanding that the rock was eventually turned over to further obscure what was originally written on it.

Perry said that he was not with his father when he painted over the name but that he agreed with the decision.

In response to follow-up questions, Perry gave a more detailed account.

My mother and father went to the lease and painted the rock in either 1983 or 1984, Perry wrote. This occurred after I paid a visit to the property with a friend and saw the rock with the offensive word. After my visit I called my folks and mentioned it to them, and they painted it over during their next visit.
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  -"Niggerhead." stevedeshazer  Oct-02-11 01:05 AM   #0 
  - Wow.  Arctic Dave   Oct-02-11 01:13 AM   #1 
  - And this guy is a leader for the Republican nomination for POTUS.  stevedeshazer   Oct-02-11 01:16 AM   #2 
  - I find it increasingly hard to be shocked by practically anything the Republicans do anymore.  TheWraith   Oct-02-11 05:49 PM   #69 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-03-11 05:35 AM   #90 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-03-11 09:29 AM   #94 
  - its vomitous isn't it. bet it comes up in the next debate. maybe.  roguevalley   Oct-02-11 12:43 PM   #36 
  - "Ohh.. Mr. Perry's campaign's exploded!"  Towlie   Oct-02-11 02:07 PM   #42 
  - Truly disgusting  Bloke 32   Oct-02-11 10:33 PM   #87 
  - But Herman Cain says Black people don't vote Republican  Drix   Oct-02-11 01:20 AM   #3 
  - Well...Cain might want to go a-huntin with Perry sometime.  Kurovski   Oct-02-11 01:23 AM   #5 
  - If I was Herman Cain  Ken Burch   Oct-02-11 03:02 AM   #12 
     - I'm guessing Mr. Cain would agree.  Kurovski   Oct-02-11 03:47 AM   #14 
     - I hope he does go hunting with them..  A wise Man   Oct-02-11 06:57 AM   #16 
        - And Dick Cheney too!  1monster   Oct-02-11 02:13 PM   #43 
        - Better yet, none would come back at all. -nt-  DireStrike   Oct-02-11 05:15 PM   #63 
           - I really think the next debate should be a Thunderdome type affair  Erose999   Oct-03-11 09:33 AM   #95 
              - Can they get Mel Gibson to moderate it, then?  Ken Burch   Oct-03-11 12:27 PM   #99 
  - You think YOU'RE confused?  MrMickeysMom   Oct-02-11 08:53 AM   #26 
  - Anyone taking bets on whether Perry's star in the GOP RISES because of this?  Kennah   Oct-02-11 01:21 AM   #4 
  - Zoooom! Pow! To the moon, Alice!!  Kurovski   Oct-02-11 01:25 AM   #6 
     - That's my take on it.  Kennah   Oct-02-11 01:58 AM   #8 
        - Sting operation "Perry & Thrust" has commenced.  Kurovski   Oct-02-11 02:05 AM   #9 
  - Well, he gives a few long-winded explanations about how he painted over the rock,  MADem   Oct-02-11 01:35 AM   #7 
  - Everybody settle down. It's been renamed.  7wo7rees   Oct-02-11 05:57 PM   #71 
  - Well, why change it? It's HERITAGE, you know? nt  RaleighNCDUer   Oct-02-11 02:19 AM   #10 
  - What if someone actually asked him about this? Now that would be a real fumble.  YellowCosmicSun   Oct-02-11 02:47 AM   #11 
  - The media isn't paid to ask questions.  leeroysphitz   Oct-02-11 07:45 AM   #20 
  - What if the sign had read "Gay Times Ranch?"  LuvNewcastle   Oct-02-11 03:44 AM   #13 
  - if you ever have driven through Idaho  oldhippydude   Oct-02-11 04:11 PM   #55 
  - Ummm.  NOLALady   Oct-02-11 04:44 PM   #59 
  - Probably won't see any streets named "Santorum Way" anytime soon.  Major Hogwash   Oct-02-11 09:24 PM   #82 
  - Niggerhead is a trucking term used to define a large round rock or  B Calm   Oct-02-11 06:11 AM   #15 
  - And why is that???  polmaven   Oct-02-11 07:18 AM   #17 
  - responded to wrong post.  ThomWV   Oct-02-11 01:13 PM   #41 
  - It's also a term once used by the British navy to describe a certain type of mooring post - nt  badtoworse   Oct-02-11 08:33 AM   #21 
  - The British were major players in chattel slavery as well, even before Shakespearean times.  Erose999   Oct-03-11 09:37 AM   #96 
  - For a bad reason:  Zynx   Oct-02-11 08:40 AM   #23 
  - It was also a common name for coral outcropings on the outer reefs of the keys way back when.  ThomWV   Oct-02-11 08:49 AM   #25 
  - Yes, but it is exclusively racist.  Zynx   Oct-02-11 09:30 AM   #29 
  - Thank you!! eom  freeplessinseattle   Oct-02-11 06:30 PM   #73 
  - is that another square grouper fisherman on here?  SwampG8r   Oct-02-11 11:09 PM   #88 
  - Care to take that folksy etymology one step further and figure out *WHY* such an outcropping...  Tesha   Oct-02-11 09:10 AM   #27 
  - O.M.G.  yardwork   Oct-02-11 12:52 PM   #38 
  - Right, and Brazil nuts used to be called "nigger toes".  toddwv   Oct-02-11 02:40 PM   #45 
  - Brazil nuts were called that in my home in 1953 and later. eom  roody   Oct-02-11 10:12 PM   #85 
  - That is what my mother used to call them.  Jamastiene   Oct-03-11 12:38 PM   #101 
  - it's a *racist* trucking term used to define etc. n/t  fishwax   Oct-02-11 03:07 PM   #47 
  - It's a nasty racist trucking term. IMO.  The Wielding Truth   Oct-02-11 04:42 PM   #57 
  - Niggerhead is also used to describe a large rock ....  Botany   Oct-02-11 05:23 PM   #65 
  - (facepalm)  WilliamPitt   Oct-02-11 05:23 PM   #66 
  - Yeah, time for truckers to get a different name for that.  Lucian   Oct-02-11 05:51 PM   #70 
  - See?  1StrongBlackMan   Oct-02-11 09:01 PM   #81 
  - And the swastika was once a sign of peace  Courtesy Flush   Oct-03-11 08:44 AM   #93 
  - Perry leaked this himself to shore up his teabagger base, who had been wavering  NewJeffCT   Oct-02-11 07:27 AM   #18 
  - That's what *I* thought when I first heard this!  Leopolds Ghost   Oct-04-11 07:38 AM   #103 
  - Really strange name for a ranch. Other like named ranches & spots changed their name 30 years ago  Major Hogwash   Oct-02-11 07:31 AM   #19 
  - Racist scum. n/t  greytdemocrat   Oct-02-11 08:39 AM   #22 
  - Disgusting.  Tennessee Gal   Oct-02-11 08:47 AM   #24 
  - "Niggerhead"? Really Gov. Perry you GWBush wannabebutdumber, racist POS a$$hat?! nt  nc4bo   Oct-02-11 09:20 AM   #28 
  - He wasn't even smart enough to bury the rock.  Major Hogwash   Oct-02-11 11:13 PM   #89 
  - Images of the rock  Anonymous1952   Oct-02-11 09:43 AM   #30 
  - If they *were* scrubbed, what does that say about our "free" media?  Leopolds Ghost   Oct-04-11 07:40 AM   #105 
  - Good try, Rick. This isn't going away that easily.  yardwork   Oct-04-11 08:43 AM   #109 
  - Wow - somebody please explain how this makes Perry racist...  bik0   Oct-02-11 09:48 AM   #31 
  - Here's the thing: It's gonna be many decades before the Republicans shake their embrace of racism.  Kurovski   Oct-02-11 10:58 AM   #33 
  - You mean Perry had it painted over as soon as he had the right to?  The Wielding Truth   Oct-02-11 04:47 PM   #60 
  - well, so he says  fishwax   Oct-03-11 09:44 AM   #97 
  - I'm sure he searched out property with a racist name to purchase -  lynne   Oct-02-11 10:17 AM   #32 
  - Eye witnesses say that the name was not whitewashed out until recently.  yardwork   Oct-04-11 08:52 AM   #111 
  - american nazi!  fascisthunter   Oct-02-11 11:00 AM   #34 
  - Seriously, what's the problem? An offensive name, definitely.  mulsh   Oct-02-11 12:26 PM   #35 
  - And he literally white-washed it. Just wow.  yardwork   Oct-02-11 12:51 PM   #37 
  - Maybe he should move to White Settlement, TX  Manifestor_of_Light   Oct-02-11 12:58 PM   #39 
  - THis will have little if any significance for the Republicans. They long for the days  Pisces   Oct-02-11 01:07 PM   #40 
  - Correct  liberal N proud   Oct-02-11 02:36 PM   #44 
     - Right Wing humorists across the country...  Kurovski   Oct-03-11 07:54 AM   #92 
  - This only endears Rick Perry to the tea party.  Dawson Leery   Oct-02-11 02:53 PM   #46 
  - Yeah, as soon as they find out about it, this will propel him back to the top of their polls.  Major Hogwash   Oct-02-11 10:31 PM   #86 
  - Sigh. nt  BenzoDia   Oct-02-11 03:16 PM   #48 
  - Republican/Teabaggers racist?  workinclasszero   Oct-02-11 03:46 PM   #49 
  - Check out pepperbear's link below...nt  Kurovski   Oct-02-11 04:02 PM   #53 
  - Even his GOP opponents will have to tag him for it.  pepperbear   Oct-02-11 03:59 PM   #50 
  - I think so.  stevedeshazer   Oct-02-11 05:21 PM   #64 
  - This is what Bill Clinton must have said that was unfit for a family news magazine.  WinkyDink   Oct-02-11 04:01 PM   #51 
  - Apparently the subject came up on Faux Snooze  BumRushDaShow   Oct-02-11 04:02 PM   #52 
  - "Throckmorton" a radiographic sign, the penis points to the side on injury  mod mom   Oct-02-11 04:09 PM   #54 
  - Can we finally declare the tea party a racist movement and get it over with?  Initech   Oct-02-11 04:16 PM   #56 
  - It's all over CNN now n/t  malaise   Oct-02-11 04:42 PM   #58 
  - I can only imagine the talking heads if  NOLALady   Oct-02-11 04:49 PM   #61 
  - Not surprised. GOP is full of racists ...not that the Dems don't have any but...  L0oniX   Oct-02-11 05:06 PM   #62 
  - just dont invite cheney, when cain and perry go on that hunting trip!  cppuddy   Oct-02-11 05:44 PM   #67 
  - The Free Dictionary defines it as...  Shagbark Hickory   Oct-02-11 05:47 PM   #68 
  - I thought I remembered  Doc Holliday   Oct-02-11 07:47 PM   #76 
  - Perry's Mucaca Moment  NoodleyAppendage   Oct-02-11 08:21 PM   #79 
  - At least Reagan was a lot more subtle when he talked about states' rights in Mississippi  alp227   Oct-02-11 06:05 PM   #72 
  - Now we see why he proposed secession.  benfranklin1776   Oct-02-11 06:49 PM   #74 
  - Unbelievable. n/t  Scurrilous   Oct-02-11 07:42 PM   #75 
  - Just rename it . . .  TomClash   Oct-02-11 07:57 PM   #77 
  - Perry is a nightmare waiting to happen.  teddybeans77   Oct-02-11 08:03 PM   #78 
  - A tea party approved name.  Dawson Leery   Oct-02-11 08:22 PM   #80 
  - Well, that's unfortunate. nt  Deep13   Oct-02-11 09:25 PM   #83 
  - Tell me it's named after the tobacco?  Recursion   Oct-02-11 10:06 PM   #84 
  - Have you seen this on Yahoo?  AsahinaKimi   Oct-03-11 06:20 AM   #91 
  - Yeah, they whitewashed the rock.  Major Hogwash   Oct-04-11 05:02 AM   #102 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-03-11 09:45 AM   #98 
  - Wow, what a dickhead he is.  Jamastiene   Oct-03-11 12:35 PM   #100 
  - I recall getting yelled at as "Nigger lover !"  vets74   Oct-04-11 07:39 AM   #104 
  - How is this only now coming to light?! Aren't there any investigative journalists in Texas?  reformist2   Oct-04-11 07:42 AM   #106 
  - I remember as a child that we ate a nut  oldlib   Oct-04-11 08:17 AM   #107 
  - Interesting.....  Avalux   Oct-04-11 08:48 AM   #110 
  - There is a mountain in California by that name.  GreenStormCloud   Oct-04-11 08:26 AM   #108 

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