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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:28 PM
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Howard Fineman MSNBC - "and like the long distance runners of Kenya"
Edited on Sun Mar-21-10 08:29 PM by givemebackmycountry
"He's going to get this done"

He did not really just fucking say that, did he?

Yes, he did.

(Sigh)

(spelling)
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:29 PM
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1. Oh well, It's a compliment
whether howie knows it or not.
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SnoopDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:33 PM
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6. I agree...
A person's nationality (at least half since his father was Kenyan) is
usually a source of pride....
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 09:08 PM
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16. Exactly..and the Kenyon runners do it beautifully.
I just know some history on howie's swarm ..but, maybe he's really sincere here.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 11:16 PM
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19. I remember an olympic movie where they profiled Steven Akwari.
He became injured in the marathon but kept going, coming in about eight hours late, practically crawling and Bud Greenspan (?) had a voice over about honor that still makes me tear up. Compliment.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 11:18 PM
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20. He could have said a lot worse
:shrug:
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:46 PM
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15. Albeit a backhanded one.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:31 PM
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2. That sounds like a Tweety comment. n/t
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O is 44 Donating Member (740 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:43 PM
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11. Ha, very true. n/t
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mattvermont Donating Member (428 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:32 PM
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3. you know how persistent
the "jungle bunny" can be....WTF is wrong with these people.
Are they analogically deficient?
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:32 PM
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4. We have all day long to say nothing much in particular...
And so we say these stupid, trite things...
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:32 PM
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5. Yeah, that was a WTF moment for sure. I couldn't believe I heard that.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:34 PM
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7. well, those Kenya runners DO get it done
I agree though, it is an odd analogy
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Grand Taurean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:35 PM
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8. Kenyans are the world's fastest runners.
So the do get it done.
I do not believe Howard meant anything bad by it.
Now if it was Matthews.....
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:36 PM
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9. "And now, Republicans will perceive he is fierce, like a Mandingo warrior."

...therefore they will hide in the congressional cloakroom, like frightened toubob settlers.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:41 PM
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10. That was really....ignorant
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:43 PM
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12. Yes he did... I heard it. nt
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angee_is_mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:45 PM
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13. He forgot Obama was black
for a moment. You know like tweety forgets sometimes when his leg starts tingling.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 09:10 PM
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17. lol at the tweety
thing.
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Change Happens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 08:46 PM
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14. lol...He did!
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 09:10 PM
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18. There is nothing derogatory in being compared to Kenyan runners

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 11:48 PM
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21. Agreed. And ROFLMAO at the caption on that pic.....
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 10:16 AM
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24. I recently got back from a trip to Nairobi

Heck, I WISH someone would compare me to the lovely people of that country.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-21-10 11:50 PM
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22. He didn't mean it as a racial stereotype and besides, it was a compliment
and an appropriate one...Obama just keeps going. he did not give up.

thank goodness.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:10 AM
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23. He's Irish/Kenyan
He's got legendary stubborn endurance, to combine two stereotypes (and heroic archetypes)... I see it as a compliment.
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 10:22 AM
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25. We talk about Biden's Irish charm... why not Obama's Kenyan endurance?
At some point in having a black president we have to accept that it must be possible to reference blackness without it being a slur.

Fineman wasn't making a 'birther' reference.



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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 10:57 AM
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26. That statement was really
lame. :eyes:
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GumboYaYa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 11:26 AM
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27. Those Kenyan runners are impressive...that is a compliment for Obama
I wish someone would compare my endurance to those guys.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 11:30 AM
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28. Obama as Shaka Zulu?
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 11:37 AM
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29. And? Why the outrage? Kenyan long distance runners are among the bests.
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 11:39 AM
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30. I don't find this offensive at all....
He was making an apt comparison.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 11:39 AM
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31. and the comparison is actually spot on.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 12:58 PM
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32. Unrec - How is this derogatory?
Kenyan (and Ethiopian) long-distance runners are the best in the world.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-22-10 01:02 PM
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33. Obama is half Kenyan
If someone referred to his Irish side like that there would be no problem.

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