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  • GOP Rep Uses Racial Slur In Radio Interview

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/don-young-wetbacks_n_2976351.html

     

    Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) turned heads on Thursday, using a racial slur to describe Latinos.

    Addressing the United States' jobs situation in a radio interview with KRBD-FM, Young admitted that technology has impacted the market. In the process, he chose the term "wetbacks" to describe the workers his father employed.


  • #2
    I know how to stop corruption in office: "death penalty for abuse of authority". After a few of these slimeballs were hung, this ship would start sailing a lot smoother.

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    • kav
      kav commented
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      Well of course he did. He speaks for his constituents, right?


  • #3

    Interesting g that when it's convenient, we consider Hispanics "white" (George Zimmerman).

    But when "wetback" is uttered by a white male, it's all of a sudden a racist slur.

    The tem "wetback" is certainly a derogatory slur, just like some folks think "illegal alien" is a derogatory slur.

     

    If you come into this country illegally, I really don't give **************** what people call you.

     

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    • coyote-1
      coyote-1 commented
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      nedezero1 wrote:

      Interesting g that when it's convenient, we consider Hispanics "white" (George Zimmerman).

      But when "wetback" is uttered by a white male, it's all of a sudden a racist slur.

      The tem "wetback" is certainly a derogatory slur, just like some folks think "illegal alien" is a derogatory slur.

      If you come into this country illegally, I really don't give **************** what people call you.

       


      Actually, it's a bit different than that. 'Wetback' of course came from the act of crossing the Rio Grande. But those people are/were not hiSPANic per se, which implies "of Spanish heritage". They are only so because they were ruled over by colonial Spain for two hundred plus years. They are, in most instances and in each individual predominantly, aboriginal Americans. Dark skinned, with a certain physical framework about them. The phrase 'wetback' certainly does have racist connotation. despite your fervent attempt to retain the racist word in your vocabulary.

      George Zimmerman might have a hint of his bloodline going back to those aboriginals. But clearly, most of his heritage is not that at all.


    • Just Me
      Just Me commented
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      nedezero1 wrote:

      Interesting g that when it's convenient, we consider Hispanics "white" (George Zimmerman).

      But when "wetback" is uttered by a white male, it's all of a sudden a racist slur.

      The tem "wetback" is certainly a derogatory slur, just like some folks think "illegal alien" is a derogatory slur.

       

      If you come into this country illegally, I really don't give **************** what people call you.

       


      Nothing sudden about it Ned, it's been a racist slur since the first time it was used. 

      But you go, it is fun to watch you defend racsim while pointing the finger at the left as the "true racists"

       

      Too funny, The Onion coulnt make this stuff up.

       


    • Daryl Flynn
      Daryl Flynn commented
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      nedezero1 wrote:

      Interesting g that when it's convenient, we consider Hispanics "white" (George Zimmerman).

      But when "wetback" is uttered by a white male, it's all of a sudden a racist slur.

      The tem "wetback" is certainly a derogatory slur, just like some folks think "illegal alien" is a derogatory slur.

       

      If you come into this country illegally, I really don't give **************** what people call you.

       


      this


  • #4
    Most definitely a racist slur. Are you really ok with a sitting congressman using that language Ned?
    "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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    • Into Nation
      Into Nation commented
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      I think this is an age thing more than an R thing.  79 years old.  These sorts of words come out quick and easy from lots of folks in his age bracket.


  • #5
    The GOP minority outreach program is going along swimmingly.

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    • kav
      kav commented
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      thirsty

      They keep their hispanics watered.

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  • #6
    "Does that also apply to African slaves that were brought here illegally as well?"

    How many of them are still around?

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    • BigMac5
      BigMac5 commented
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      Wetback is a derogatory term used in the United States, for a non-American foreigner, commonly a Mexican citizen, especially one who is an illegal immigrant in the U.S.

      Generally used as an ethnic slur, the term was originally coined and applied only to Mexicans who entered Texas by crossing the Rio Grande river, which is located at the Mexican border, presumably by swimming or wading across and getting wet in the process.


    • sirfun
      sirfun commented
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      prolurkerguy wrote:
      "Does that also apply to African slaves that were brought here illegally as well?"

      How many of them are still around?

      note Sons of Confederate below

       

      A Confederate battle flag hung inside the old North Carolina State Capitol last week to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War is being taken down after civil rights leaders raised concerns.

       

      The decision was announced Friday evening, hours after the Associated Press published a story about the flag, which officials said was part of an historical display intended to replicate how the antebellum building appeared in 1863. The flag had been planned to hang in the House chamber until April 2015, the 150th anniversary of the arrival of federal troops in Raleigh.

       

      "This is a temporary exhibit in an historic site, but I've learned the governor's administration is going to use the old House chamber as working space," Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz said Friday night. "Given that information, this display will end this weekend rather than April of 2015."

       

      Kim Genardo, the spokeswoman for Gov. Pat McCrory, said the exhibit that includes the Confederate battle flag will be relocated, possibly across the street to the N.C. Museum of History.

       

      The decision was a quick about-face for the McCrory administration, which initially defended the display. Many people see the flag as a potent reminder of racial discrimination and bigotry.

       

      State Historic Sites Director Keith Hardison had said Thursday the flag should be viewed in what he called the proper historical context.

       

      "Our goal is not to create issues," said Hardison, a Civil War re-enactor and history buff. "Our goal is to help people understand issues of the past. ... If you refuse to put something that someone might object to or have a concern with in the exhibit, then you are basically censoring history."

       

      North Carolina NAACP president Rev. William Barber was shocked Friday when he was shown a photo of the flag by the AP.

       

      "He is right that it has a historical context," Barber said. "But what is that history? The history of racism. The history of lynchings. The history of death. The history of slavery. If you say that shouldn't be offensive, then either you don't know the history, or you are denying the history."

       

      Barber couldn't immediately be reached Friday night, after the decision to take down the flag.

       

      Sessions of the General Assembly moved to a newer building a half-century ago, but the old Capitol building is still routinely used as a venue for official state government events. McCrory's office is on the first floor, as are the offices of his chief of staff and communications staff.

       

      The Republican governor was in the House chamber where the Confederate flag hangs as recently as Thursday, when he presided over the swearing-in ceremony of his new Highway Patrol commander.

       

      The presentation of the Confederate battle flag at state government buildings has long been an issue of debate throughout the South. For more than a decade, the NAACP has urged its members to boycott South Carolina because of that state's display of the flag on the State House grounds.

       

      Prior to taking his current job in North Carolina in 2006, Hardison worked as director at the Mississippi home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which is operated as a museum and library owned by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The group has led the fight in the South for the proud display of the Confederate flag, which it contends is a symbol of heritage, not hate.

       

      Hardison said the battle flag was displayed with other flags described in the diary of a North Carolina woman who visited the Capitol in 1863. A large U.S. flag displayed in the Senate chamber is reminiscent of a trophy of war captured from Union troops at the Battle of Plymouth.

       

      "I thought, wouldn't it be wonderful to recreate this?" Hardison said. "I think we were all thinking along the same vein. ... The Capitol is both a working seat of government, in that the governor and his staff has his office there. But it is also a museum."

       

      Hardison pointed out that the national flag used by the Confederate government, with its circle of white stars and red and white stripes, is still flown over the State Capitol dome each year on Confederate Memorial Day. The more familiar blood-red battle flag, featuring a blue "X" studded with white stars, was used by the rebel military.

       

      David Goldfield, a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and author of the book "Still Fighting the Civil War," said the battle flag can hold starkly different meanings depending on a person's social perspective.

       

      "The history of the Confederate battle flag, how it was designed and formulated, how it has been used through the years, clearly states that it is a flag of white supremacy," Goldfield said. "I know current Sons of Confederate Veterans would dispute that, saying `Hey, I'm not a racist.' But the fact remains that the battle flag was used by a country that had as its foundation the protection and extension of human bondage."


  • #7

    BigMac5 wrote:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/don-young-wetbacks_n_2976351.html

     

    Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) turned heads on Thursday, using a racial slur to describe Latinos.

    Addressing the United States' jobs situation in a radio interview with KRBD-FM, Young admitted that technology has impacted the market. In the process, he chose the term "wetbacks" to describe the workers his father employed.

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  • #8

    BigMac5 wrote:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/don-young-wetbacks_n_2976351.html

     

    Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) turned heads on Thursday, using a racial slur to describe Latinos.

    Addressing the United States' jobs situation in a radio interview with KRBD-FM, Young admitted that technology has impacted the market. In the process, he chose the term "wetbacks" to describe the workers his father employed.

    Roll Tide!!!!!

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    • burningsg
      burningsg commented
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      Refers to white constituent as having "slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed, imported criminal-minded kin folk"

       

       Oh wait, he's a black liberal so it's OK..... Disregard.

       

       

       

       

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  • #9
    Look over there
    "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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    • #10

      BigMac5 wrote:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/don-young-wetbacks_n_2976351.html

       

      Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) turned heads on Thursday, using a racial slur to describe Latinos.

      Addressing the United States' jobs situation in a radio interview with KRBD-FM, Young admitted that technology has impacted the market. In the process, he chose the term "wetbacks" to describe the workers his father employed.


       

      Pretty uninspired "slur".

       

      Any elected Democrat could at least have generated an heartfelt "drug smuggling, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, crack-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed, imported criminal-minded wetbacks" as a slur.

       

      Just sayin'......

       

      Originally Posted by GIR unit:
      "Yet another thoughtful, temperate and informed response from the always delightful and informed Sonar."

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      • #11
        A racial slur is bad behavior regardless of severity or whether there is a D or an R after ones name
        "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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        • yumpy
          yumpy commented
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          he was trolling. lol!!

           

          i thought it was funny. 

          not everyone got the PC memo. 

          hell, i go back to the pureto ricans and PFC's (pureto rican fence climbers) 

          they were pointy toed shoes, btw.

          i'm still refered to as, gwailo, here.

          anybody cry for me? lol! 

           


        • nedezero1
          nedezero1 commented
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          LithiumZero wrote:
          A racial slur is bad behavior regardless of severity or whether there is a D or an R after ones name

          Except for the fact it's not a racial slur, I agree.

           


      • #12
        Ned go up to the first Mexican you see, call Him a wetback and report back
        "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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        • nedezero1
          nedezero1 commented
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          LithiumZero wrote:
          Ned go up to the first Mexican you see, call Him a wetback and report back

          Ranchers do it all the time, but that has nothing to do with the fact that "wetback" is a derogatory term applied to someone who crosses the Rio Grande illegaly, regardless of race.

           

           Of course what would I know, I've only lived in South Texas most of my life.


      • #13
        Oh if ranchers do it all of the time I guess it's ok then. Someone should have told me earlier.
        "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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