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d_r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:23 PM
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Hamilton County Commissioner Fred Skillern jokes on rolling back voting rights
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Four white men enter an elevator ...

Disputed is whether what took place inside constituted a joke.

Commissioner Fred Skillern insists it did.

"I said, 'Why don't we go back to the Constitution when the only voters were white male property owners?'" he said when reached by phone.

Read more: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/dec/08/skillern... /



That joke isn't funny anymore
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:42 PM
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1. Gopers do make
real bad comedians
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:49 PM
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2. Is Dennis Miller going to incorporate this joke into his act?
Hey, Fred, btw, we ain't goin' back.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 12:56 PM
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3. ass hat
""I said, 'Why don't we go back to the Constitution when the only voters were white male property owners?'" he said when reached by phone."

...and women and children were property and had no rights.

Yeah, hilarious... you should tell that one at the comedy club, mr. funnyman.

"It was kind of like guys stand around locker rooms and tell dirty jokes," he said. "It shocked me that he would say that in front of someone he just met 10 seconds ago."

You were white--that is why he felt comfortable saying that to another white guy because he assumes, on some level, that you were down with his point of view by virtue of a gene mix over which you had no control.

Perhaps dude should read a little Tim Wise to find out why this guy would say that to someone he just met 10 minutes prior.
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:03 PM
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4. Answer: Well, that caused the Civil War. Wanna go there again?
Is it true? It's true enough to shut them up. That's as true as it needs to be.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 02:40 PM
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5. It's makes no difference whether it was a joke or not.
It reveals the thought process either way -- so it's racist and sexist and classist either way.
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