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ClusterFreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:08 PM
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So, if Bennett thinks it's okay to say what he said, how about this???
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:21 PM by Chimpys_Last_Stand
What if a prominent black political figure....pick someone, it doesn't matter....Al Sharpton, Barack Obama, hell, how about Condi Rice(?)...what if a black person said 'if all white babies were aborted, there would be a reduction in white-collar crime??'

Ya think there'd be an outcry in Freeperland???

There would be one from progressive circles, and rightly so!

Apologize Bennett, you asshole.

Completely, immediately, unequivocally, and without reservation.

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edited for spelling
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tompayne1 Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:09 PM
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1. someone should tell
Oprah to say that.
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BlueJac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:09 PM
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2. Is Condi black?
:sarcasm:
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Snotcicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:12 PM
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3. I hear Mike Tyson wants to have a talk with bennett n/t
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:53 PM
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19. that's one Tyson pay per view I would purchase.
My money is on Mike ripping bill's spleen out with his teeth in the first round. ah good dreams.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:19 PM
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4. Years ago there was a sports pundit named Jimmy the Greek
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 05:22 PM by Wickerman
as I recall he told someone in the press something about his beliefs why blacks made better athletes than whites. It destroyed his career. It was over on the spot. No more Sunday ESPN gig, whatever. He never really understood why what he said was wrong, but, yes, it was insensitive.

No, with a standard like that, why the hell is it ok for Bennett to have said what he said? I liked Jimmy, but I think his rush from the public spotlight was justified. Same thing should happen to Billy.

http://www.goodbyemag.com/apr/snyder.htm

edit
made edit about when Jimmy told the press member the fatal point.
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ClusterFreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:26 PM
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8. I remember the Jimmy the Greek thing too....
...he said something about black slaves being "bred" to have big strong babies or something. Remember, something like a 'big buck' being paired with a sturdy black woman....some such statement. His comments, as unbelievably insensitive and stupid as they were, don't even approach the "final solution" tinge to Bennett's comments.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:34 PM
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12. Same exact thing happened to the Dodgers GM a while back.
Can't remember his name.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:45 PM
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16. Al Campanis (sp)
He was on Nightline. Said that he didn't think that blacks had the skills to be baseball managers, then went on to say something about how they blacks can't swim well either having something to do with buoyancy or something like that.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:36 PM
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17. Thanks n/t
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:21 PM
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5. How about, if no black baby were ever aborted, how long would
it take for black folks to steal an amount equal to the $1.7 billion (at least) that Frists family's Hospital Corporation of America stole from America through fraud?
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:22 PM
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6. Get even cheesier and more offensive...
..."If all white babies were aborted, there'd be a drastic reduction in bad music, bad dancing, white-collar crime, sad pathetic mid-life affairs with younger women, republicans and persons running around simultaneously playing the victim and acting with a sense of arrogant entitlement..."

Oh, and if all white babies were aborted, there'd be a reduction in ALL crime, not just white-collar.
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ClusterFreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:31 PM
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11. Send that line in to Leno or Letterman!!
:spray:
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:23 PM
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7. Or
If we aborted all the Irish Catholics, there would be a reduction in priestly pedophilia.

Why didn't Bennett say that?
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:28 PM
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9. You know what?
And this is easy for me to say because I'm not black but FUCK Bennetts apology. It wouldn't be genuine anyway. Hows this for a statement. All fucking bigots must fucking hang. The rest of the human race wants to evolve and you're holding us back.
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:40 PM
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15. I agree with everything in your post except . . .
"the rest of the human race" because that assumes Bennett is human.

Seriously, his premise "aborting all blacks would reduce the crime rate" is not only ludicrous but irrelevant. And this from the former Education Czar? It's hard not to hate these people.
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Splatter Phoenix Donating Member (626 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:08 PM
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20. Damn.
That'd reduce us by like...50% of the backward-ass population. We'd have to have a LOT of sex and very few abortions to make up for the lack of bigots.
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:28 PM
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10. Only if you can show that middle and upper management
blacks, Latinos, and Asians engage in white collar crime at a lower rate than whites do for a period of several decades. I assume you mean white collar crime *rate*.

That might be the case. I haven't seen the numbers to say yea or nay.

If you mean the absolute count of incidents (as opposed to incidence) of white collar crime, then it's trivially true, and could be said of any race or group equally well.

There's been a rash of posts that don't distinguish between counts and rates recently, and I don't quite understand why this should be.
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political_invader Donating Member (575 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:37 PM
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13. The Pukes would get a rope
find the tallest tree. :mad: :argh: These ass hats have no class
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:38 PM
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14. how about retroactive abortions for all republicans
bill bennet can be the first recipient.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:44 PM
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18. If white babies aborted, there'd be no more war
And I bet that's provable.
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