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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-05-06 11:42 PM
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America Has a Problem With Uppity Black Women
Then America needs to deal
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-05-06 11:45 PM
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1. Why do you think that? nt
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-05-06 11:58 PM
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5. Must be an advert...you know who really has a problem with
uppity black women?...black men! That's when the chickens come home to roost!

Hey R, this is from Ms. TominTib.

B

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:39 AM
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7. No, Mrs. T, it has nothing to do with black men.
She's made her bed, I hope she can sleep in it.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:49 AM
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10. Wow--that seems harsh...
...
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 01:04 AM
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13. You know, bliss_...
Someone, somewhere, decided to play this out as if it was a chess game.

Without the noise from the McKinney camp this issue would have withered and been blown clean from the vine.

This will not bode well for our cause.

Rove & Co will bang this drum for all that they can wring from it (pardon the sentence structure - the hour is somewhat late at my house and I am not getting any younger).

I wish this thing would just go away.

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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 01:06 AM
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14. Me too, Tom
(wish it would go away). :hi:
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 01:13 AM
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16. 123..
maybe we could just become a cult of "Now let's get to the really important s**t".

On the other hand, it was a beautiful (for once) day in our part of the State.

Keeping on the Sunny Side, here.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:51 AM
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11. B wasinferring to the OP
wasn't (isn't) that an ad?
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cain_7777 Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:44 PM
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46. It's a distraction, goddammit!
You cannot lay your hands on a police officer.<--- see the PERIOD. Doesn't matter who you are or how recognized you think you are, she should not act like that. She needs to hold herself to a higher standard, and act accordingly as a public servant. The Repukes have blown this way out of proportion, jumping on this to shadow their own misdeeds. A repuke already said this is proof of Democrats disregard for security after 9/11. That spin made me nauseous but Mckinney is a liability to us if she doesn't start acting more professional in public.
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-05-06 11:48 PM
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2. MY deal
I heard they cheat at cards
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-05-06 11:55 PM
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4. dammitt!! I knew it...
I know some black women who owe me some bucks... :)
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-05-06 11:49 PM
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3. America Has A Problem Period


America UNDER BUSH has a problem with Black Women, White Women, MUSLIMS, GAYS, Non Born Agains, Democrats, the poor and on and on.

The clock should have moved forward but it is ticking in the opposite direction.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:53 AM
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12. Yes--this is true.
The truly sad thing is how few progressives can see this. It's also troubling that progressives don't seem to realize that the hatred card that this administration has played has opened latent fears within everyone.

Fear of losing jobs, fear of being left behind, fear of someone getting more than their fair share.

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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 09:10 AM
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23. And Mexicans
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 09:45 AM
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24. Problem with anybody or any thing

that doesn't look like them, think like them and have the kind of money that they have stolen.

They have no compassion bone in their bodies.

The sooner we realize that the better we will be, we are always trying to help them "see the light."

Let's face it, " the light is off and no one is home" for Republicans.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 10:02 AM
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27. Hear, hear...melting pot, we ain't!...only white Christian heterosexual
males need attend. You don't have to actually BE heterosexual or Christian, but you damned well better pretend to be!
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:09 AM
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6. And Uppity Black Women are going to have problems with the
state apparatus.

Democrats in general are going to have these same problems.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:39 AM
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8. Word n/t
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Neil Lisst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:47 AM
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9. In Praise of uppity black women like Rosa Parks and Barbara Jordan
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 01:08 AM
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15. You tell em brother....
Hope things are going good with your great radio show by the way.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 01:16 AM
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17. Things are getting better and better
I hope you are listening
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 01:24 AM
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18. I do sometimes...you should itune it so i can listen to it
More. :-) :toast: :headbang:
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 01:26 AM
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19. You can listen to it on itunes
I can show you how
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 09:04 AM
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20. I have a problem with the term "uppity black women"...n/t
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 09:51 AM
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25. Thanks for reminding me ~ I do too!


I forgot to say that in my previous post.

What determines that we are "uppity" and Babs Bush is not ~?

Does goclark speak her mind? I sure do!

Does Cynthia Mc Kinney speak her mind -- absolutely!

I see it as a virtue not a thorn.

I will continue to be ME. :)



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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 11:09 AM
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30. That's the whole point of what Mr. S is saying
They are called "uppity" -- it's an adjective that has historically been used against blacks who speak their mind.

btw... I'm an UPPITY white woman... they don't like me much, either.
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suziedemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 02:08 PM
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50. Hillary Clinton was a bad decorator and housekeeper as first lady!!!
She choose "loud colors" for the White House!!!! The crime!!! That made several news shows that I've seen - and I avoid the worst news shows. What are we turning into? I remember Republicans complaining that Hillary wore pantsuits too often!! I see Lara Bush in pantsuits constantly - yet no one mentions her wardrobe. Tell me we don't have a double standard in this country???
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 09:06 AM
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21. thank goddess for uppity women, black, white, red or brown
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:16 PM
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38. Word.
:thumbsup:
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AllieB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 09:08 AM
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22. America has a problem with uppity women period
more so if they're African-American.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 09:58 AM
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26. America has a problem with uppity women, PERIOD.
If you stand up for yourself you are considered "fiesty" or "passionate" or "shrewish." If a guy did the same he would be considered "a leader."

Bite me, America.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:19 PM
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39. LOL, Crispi!!
"Bite me, America." :rofl:

AMEN, sister!!! :applause:
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:31 PM
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41. This rings soooooo true...
My advisor in graduate school pulled me over to tell me that I needed to be a 'bit more reserved' in seminars -- I was taking too much time and being too emphatic. I listened to him talk for 5 years about how amazing a previous (male) grad student had been - HE really took command of seminars!

:eyes:
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 10:56 AM
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28. I will let my new signature line...
speak for me. ;)
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 11:10 AM
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31. Girlfriend! LOVE the sig!
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 11:34 AM
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34. My favorite women have long been...
the "uppity" ones. If I can live up to just a tiny fraction of their fabulousness, I will be a happy camper. :hi:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 11:03 AM
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29. As President of the DU UPPITY WOMEN'S CLUB
And as an UPPITY white woman, I agree completely. They don't like any UPPITY women, but if they're black, it makes it soooo much worse....
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 11:14 AM
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32. So do I!!
I can't get enough of them! More! More! :silly:

I have a weakness. I adore passionate, courageous, feisty, articulate, energetic people (particularly female, particularly diverse) who challange authority and stand up to the Emily Post Turtles.

I get tired of folks who sneer down their Roman noses at those using the "wrong fork" during a food fight.

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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 11:29 AM
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33. You got that right
Seems like a lot of people have a problem with us.
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 11:40 AM
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35. The head of security used the line "high and haughty" discussing this..
he said "even the HIGH and HAUGHTY" would stop to make sure they are recognized, in regard to Rep. McKinney's incident. Anyone want to venture why he's use a term like "high and haughty"? Sounds waaay too much like "uppity.. "
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 11:54 AM
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36. Oh no -- they can't even code it well.
Sure sounds like 'uppity' to me.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 11:56 AM
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37. I thought that when I read that the first time...
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:52 PM
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48. Even the "well-spoken" must stop, eh?
What a bunch of code word bollocks!
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:23 PM
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40. I agree.
This whole thing has smacked of a double-standard from the beginning. And shame on America for not recognizing it in the first place.

I'll never understand why people are outraged about Cynthia McKinney, and not outraged at what brought about the incident in the first place.

Crispini said it best: Bite me, America.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:32 PM
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42. You crazy Methodists
giggle
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:33 PM
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43. We *DO* have a problem with uppity black women!
We don't have enough of them in Congress. Can you imagine 15 more? The Uppity Caucus! :rofl:

-Hoot
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:36 PM
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44. TRUE DAT!
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Jose Diablo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:41 PM
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45. Gosh, that 'uppity' word is getting a lot of traction
Edited on Thu Apr-06-06 12:49 PM by Jose Diablo
makes a good meme, the word 'uppity'. Lots of visual images come with the word and also it places the object to which it is applied in judgement. Of course, if the object in question is a woman, so much the better. It'll piss the republican women off when the realize thats how their republican men think of them.

If I had to score the word on the meme effectiveness scale of 1-10, I'd say it's about a 9.

The word also applies judgement to the one using it, all the better. Let's run with it in applying it to the Republican side of language usage. It'll be a full-on broadside against the Republican Party. And it should help separate these guys from their women.

:toast:

LU?
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WhoWantsToBeOccupied Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:52 PM
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47. But we can't get enough of our uppity white men!!!!
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suziedemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 01:58 PM
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49. Maybe she should have shot him in the face or said "Go Fuck Yourself."
I'm not following this because it seems so silly. I find it hard to believe she hurt the police officer and it sounded like he touched her first -- so.... Maybe she could have handled it better -- but come on --- this is making a mountain out of a mole-hill and highly hypocritical - oh wait - I forgot - that's how Republicans are.
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iconoclastNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-07-06 11:25 AM
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51. America had a problem with Zsa Zsa
When she did the same thing.

America doesn't think that just because there are racist cops that it gives the right for a blackwomen to strike a police officer.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-07-06 11:29 AM
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52. Nah, that's just White people hiding their fear with anger. - n/t
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