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Desertdog
January 19, 2006, 03:14 PM
Nagin T-shirts follow 'chocolate' comment
Net entrepreneurs capitalize on New Orleans mayor's remarks


Internet entrepreneurs have capitalized on New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's controversial comments about wanting his city to once again be "chocolate" – a majority black – by selling T-shirts bearing the official's image dressed as Willy Wonka.

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http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=48403

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dasmi
January 19, 2006, 03:31 PM
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/images2/willynagin.jpg

davec
January 19, 2006, 04:06 PM
I think the real tragedy of Nagins comments is how it showed how unfamiliar America is with P-Funk and George Clinton.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ca/ParliamentChocolateCityalbumcover.jpg

Chocolate City is the name of a 1975 album by Parliament. It features the classic P-Funk combination of George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins and Eddie Hazel and the debut of the Horney Horns consisting of Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley. The album has a theme of love of Washington DC where P-Funk was particularly popular with the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial both featured on the cover as well as sticker titled "Washington DC". The album reached the top 20 of the Billboard black charts but only reached #91 on the album charts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate_City

Coronach
January 19, 2006, 04:10 PM
To put his comments in perspective, what if I had said this:I think that God wants my suburb to be vanilla.I would be correctly branded a racist and the comment would be soundly drubbed as race-baiting rhetoric.

Nagin has already proven himself to be blisteringly incompetent. Hopefully he'll continue to shove his foot in his mouth.

Mike

Henry Bowman
January 19, 2006, 04:14 PM
I think that God wants my suburb to be vanilla. Is it the kind with specks of vanilla bean? :confused: ;)


No, no! He meant milk. Chocolate milk!:scrutiny:

dolanp
January 19, 2006, 04:59 PM
LOL it's about time someone gave a flip when a prominent black person displayed their racism.

Harry Tuttle
January 19, 2006, 05:10 PM
Marion Barry's Washington, DC has been know as "Chocolate Town" for a long while.

"The laws in this city are clearly racist. All laws are racist. The law of gravity is racist." -- M. Barry, Mayor of Washington, DC

migoi
January 19, 2006, 05:11 PM
aspect of this whole thing is he seems to be encouraging black people to resettle/rebuild in areas already proven to be prone to disaster.

If I'm reading the articles correctly, the places in/around N.O. that received the least amount of damage and have been the first to be repopulated are populated primarily by white people. That leaves those areas that were hardest hit and taking the longest to be safely repopulated as the ones he's encouraging black people to move back into.

If a white person had suggested this he would have been accused to setting them up for genocide. Pretty interesting.

migoi

Desertdog
January 19, 2006, 05:11 PM
Some day I may learn how to post pictures on here. Thanks.

Art Eatman
January 19, 2006, 05:35 PM
Lock this creature in a cage with another well-known New Orleans type: They could Duke it out.

:), Art

Cosmoline
January 19, 2006, 05:46 PM
He's certainly proving to have a very productive "chocolate" highway. He's near to drowning in the stuff at this point.

1 old 0311
January 19, 2006, 05:46 PM
Hey give Nagan a break................He is still trying to find the 10,000 dead from Katrina:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


Kevin

saberstitch
January 19, 2006, 05:55 PM
It does seem he is pretty desperate to get the slums filled back up and people back in...possibly because his election is coming up and he probably doesn't have much support from the "white milk" as he puts it. :rolleyes:

CentralTexas
January 19, 2006, 08:03 PM
LOL it's about time someone gave a flip when a prominent black person displayed their racism.


Happens often, Willie Brown former mayor of San Francisco after the legislature passed a law he favored made a comment about "getting over on whitey" I think it was. IT's on BOTH sides of the aisle though-

~New York City Councilman Charles Barron told a
crowd at the Millions for Reparations March in
Washington D.C. that he wished his goal of seeing
blacks compensated for the enslavement of their
ancestors was closer to fruition. He said, “I want to go
up to the closest white person and say:’You can’t
understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just
for my mental health.”

~Donna Brazil, Al Gore’s presidential campaign
manager, called Republicans “white boys” who aim to
“exclude, denigrate and leave behind.” And, when the
Washington Post asked Brazil what she would do for the
Gore campaign, her response was that she was there to
ensure that the campaign and election did not fall into
the hands of “white boys.”

~ Senator Dodd (D-CT) made these remarks during a
tribute to Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV): “It has often been
said that the man and the moment come together. I do
not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend
from West Virginia that he would have been a great
Senator at any moment. Some were right for the time.
Robert C. Byrd, in my view, would have been right at
any time.” Tom Daschle (D-SD) defended Dodd’s
comments, which sounded an awful lot like the
comments made by Senator Lott.

~Jesse Jackson, who misses few opportunities to expose
racism in others, referred to New York City as
“hymietown.”

~Jackson’s buddy, Al Sharpton, was a central figure in
fanning the 1991 Crown Heights race riot, where a mob
killed an innocent Jewish man. In addition to that,
Sharpton also initiated a 1995 protest of a Jewish owned
store in Harlem where protesters used several anti-
Semitic slurs.

~Bill Clinton was among three state officials in Arkansas,
in 1989, who were sued under the federal Voting Rights
Act of 1965. “Plaintiffs offered plenty of proof of
monolithic voting along racial lines, intimidation of black
voters and candidates, and other official acts that made
voting harder for blacks,” according to the Arkansas
Gazette, “The evidence at the trial was indeed
overwhelming that the Voting Rights Act had been
violated.”

During Clinton’s 12-year tenure as Governor, he never
approved a state civil rights law.

Bill Clinton admired Oral Eugene Faubus, whose claim to
fame was trying to bar nine black children from
attending Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957.
Clinton was also a friend of William Fulbright, a
segregationist who signed the Southern Manifesto,
which denounced the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board
of Education decision. Clinton referred to Fulbright as
“my mentor, a visionary, a humanitarian.”

~Democratic National Chairman, Terry McAuliffe used
the term “colored people” in a speech soon after
becoming DNC chief. And I thought liberals were
progressive.

~San Francisco Democrat, Mayor Willie Brown, after
winning the 1995 election said, “The white boys got
taken fair and square.”

~Apparently Spike Lee has a problem with interracial
couples as he has stated that, “I give interracial couples
a look. Daggers. They get uncomfortable when they
see me on the street.”

~Dan Rather, having avoided covering a story on
Condaleeza Rice, eventually did the story, saying that
CBS “got the Buckwheats,” suggesting that CBS was
afraid not to cover the story because the other networks
were covering it.

~Andrew Cuomo found himself in an uncomfortable
position when he said that voting for his rival for the New
York Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Carl McCall,
who is black, would make for a “racial contract”
between black and Hispanic Democrats “and that can’t
happen.” Cuomo eventually dropped out of the race
for governor.

~Former Democratic Minority Leader in the U.S. House
of Representatives, Dick Gephardt, gave several
speeches to a now defunct white supremacist
organization called the Metro South Citizens Council.
Gephardt also asked the group for an endorsement of
his candidacy.

~Regarding Clarence Thomas and Affirmative Action,
Maureen Dowd insults Thomas’ accomplishments by
writing, “It makes him crazy that people think he is where
he is because of his race, but he is where he is because
of his race.” Is Dowd saying that without Affirmative
Action, blacks are incapable of accomplishing anything
great or is she saying that all whites are racist and
therefore would never have given Thomas a chance?

It may be one thing for a conservative to point all of
these things out, but there are some black Democrats
who have accused their own party of racism. Says
Baltimore Democrat, Tony E. Fulton, “They really don’t
care about us. We are used every four years, then
thrown back.” Black conservatives have been pointing
that out for years.

Dereck E. Davis, of Prince George, Maryland, is
chairman of the Economic Matters Committee.
According to Davis, “The state party is racist to the
core.” And Nathaniel T. Oaks, a Baltimore Democratic
Delegate, remarked, “I think the Democratic Party takes
black people for granted.”

The above are all fairly recent incidents, but racism in
the Democratic Party stems back to prior to the Civil
War. The Republican party was created in response to
a growing number of Americans who were against
slavery. Thomas Jefferson, and others with the same
philosophy, that slavery was a “positive good,” founded
the Democratic Party.

Following the war, Democrats continued to fight against
equal rights for blacks, eventually defeating
Reconstruction and implementing Jim Crow. During the
1920s, Republicans repeatedly called for anti-lynching
legislature that was opposed by Democrats.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt did his part to continue the
trend of Democratic racism. In addition to the
Japanese Internment situation, Roosevelt is also
responsible for appointing two notorious segregationists
to the U.S. Supreme Court - Jimmy Byrnes and Hugo
Black.

Hugo Black, a former Democrat Senator from Alabama
had a long history of hate group activism. He was a
member of the Ku Klux Klan and became famous for
defending Klansmen under prosecution for racial
murders.

Bottom Gun
January 19, 2006, 10:03 PM
Everyone says we should rise above the racial issue and make it a thing of the past, but how can we when the present double standard allows certain people to take advantage of it whenever it benefits them to do so?

Examples: Black Entertainment TV, Miss Black America, United Negro College Fund, Ebony Magazine, NAACP, La Raza, etc.

Substitute the word "White" or "Caucasian" for any of the above and see what happens.

I'm more than a little tired of this double standard and the preferential treatment the "oppressed people" feel is an entitlement including Affirmative Action.

How many years does it take to graduate from being oppressed to being judged on your own merit like everyone else?

No, I'm not a racist but I do believe in equality. Unfortunately, I haven't seen equality here.

Standing Wolf
January 19, 2006, 10:04 PM
We've certainly come quite a distance from the prevailing social standards of my boyhood: open expressions of racism now make people national laughinstocks instead of presidential contenders.

Desertdog
January 19, 2006, 11:51 PM
Substitute the word "White" or "Caucasian" for any of the above and see what happens.
Not too many years ago somebody started a "White College Fund." Almost immediately he was sued. He won because it was all "private money."

Mr.V.
January 20, 2006, 07:02 AM
http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/media_player/play.jhtml?itemId=49735

It's better than the T-shirt...(but not by much =)

Working Man
January 20, 2006, 07:12 AM
I think that God wants my suburb to be vanilla.


French vanilla... :rolleyes:

Everyone says we should rise above the racial issue and make it a thing of the past, but how can we when the present double standard allows certain people to take advantage of it whenever it benefits them to do so?

Examples: Black Entertainment TV, Miss Black America, United Negro College Fund, Ebony Magazine, NAACP, La Raza, etc.

Substitute the word "White" or "Caucasian" for any of the above and see what happens.

I'm more than a little tired of this double standard and the preferential treatment the "oppressed people" feel is an entitlement including Affirmative Action.

How many years does it take to graduate from being oppressed to being judged on your own merit like everyone else?

No, I'm not a racist but I do believe in equality. Unfortunately, I haven't seen equality here.

It really is a bunch of heart warming, sins of the father, BS! Hell, I want to be called an Italian American and have
a UGCF "United Ginny College Fund".

The other thing that gets me is the term "African American".... IIRC, Charlize Theron is African.... I wonder if she
can call herself an "African American" with out special interest group backlash. :scrutiny:

Desertdog
January 20, 2006, 11:54 AM
It really screws up people when I call myself an AMERICAN.

This is what most of us are, and we who are born in American or who gained citizenship, need to call ourselves Americans.

Bottom Gun
January 20, 2006, 05:10 PM
I think I'll start calling myself a White American.

Maybe I'll get some "Proud to be a White American" tee shirts or bumper stickers printed up.

Is anyone interested in having one?

Zundfolge
January 20, 2006, 05:19 PM
http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/media_player/play.jhtml?itemId=49735

It's better than the T-shirt...(but not by much =)

I love that Jon Stewart is finaly just coming right out and admiting he's nothing more than a shill for the DNC.

mmike87
January 20, 2006, 06:02 PM
Not too many years ago somebody started a "White College Fund." Almost immediately he was sued. He won because it was all "private money."

OMG that is funny. A new video series titled "Democrats gone stupid".

shell70634
January 20, 2006, 06:43 PM
a lil off track, but i have solution to new orleans flooding:

in areas that flood create a garbage dump. we're always looking for new landfills. when the area gets higher than sea level, build. may take 10 years or so but the wait would be worth it

CAnnoneer
January 21, 2006, 12:31 AM
Nagin - affirmative action in action?

TrapperReady
January 21, 2006, 12:51 AM
Slightly off topic, but what the heck...

I was flipping channels today and stopped on an episode of "King of the Hill". Hank had won an opportunity to go to New Orleans for a Cowboys vs. Saints football game and try to win some money by throwing a football through a target at halftime.

Dale Gribble says "How about I come with? I've always wanted to eat fried dough in the most corrupt city on Earth."

Made me laugh. Hard.

offthepaper
January 21, 2006, 01:03 AM
I thought it already was a "chocolate city"....
WITH NUTS!!!

White Horseradish
January 21, 2006, 01:21 AM
The other thing that gets me is the term "African American".... IIRC, Charlize Theron is African.... I wonder if she
can call herself an "African American" with out special interest group backlash. :scrutiny:

They did that when she hosted Saturday Night Live.

Billmanweh
January 21, 2006, 03:29 AM
Everyone says we should rise above the racial issue and make it a thing of the past, but how can we when the present double standard allows certain people to take advantage of it whenever it benefits them to do so?

Examples: Black Entertainment TV, Miss Black America, United Negro College Fund, Ebony Magazine, NAACP, La Raza, etc.

Substitute the word "White" or "Caucasian" for any of the above and see what happens.


we still have NASCAR and country music

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