Monday, February 26, 2007

Who Cares?

This is just one of the stupidest articles we've ever seen:
  • Genealogists have revealed that the Rev. Al Sharpton is a descendent of a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond — a discovery the civil rights activist on Sunday called “shocking.”

    Sharpton learned of his connection to Thurmond, once a prominent defender of segregation, last week through the Daily News, which asked genealogists to trace his roots.

This was all over the news shows tonight and the radio this afternoon. Is there actually a point to this? Associated Press plays up the obvious angles:
  • Thurmond, of South Carolina, was once considered an icon of racial segregation. During his 1948 bid for president, he promised to preserve segregation and, in 1957, he filibustered for more than 24 hours against a civil rights bill.

    Sharpton, who ran for president in 2004 on a ticket of racial justice, said he met Thurmond only once in 1991 when he visited Washington, D.C., with the late soul singer James Brown, who knew Thurmond. Sharpton said the meeting was “awkward.”

    “I was not happy to meet him because what he had done all his life,” Sharpton said.

If all you caught was the news reports, you miss this little paragraph though:
  • The long-serving senator was originally a Democrat but became a Republican in 1964.
So that would mean in his 1948 bid for president and preserve segregation, Strom ran as a DEMOCRAT! And when he filibustered the Civil Rights Act in 1957, he did it as ... a DEMOCRAT! Strom was one of the original "Dixie-crats." It wasn't Republicans running around Alabama in sheets burning black churches. We wonder if anyone is doing a little historical research on former Klan Kleagle and current DEMOCRAT Senator of West Virginia Robert Byrd to see who his ancestors used to own or advocate the lynching of.

Strom's ancestors are even more ancient history than he was. Get over it already. He's dead and has absolutely no bearing on any sort of debate today. Kind of like Sharpton's career.

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47 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've worked my ass off since i was 13 years old. 2 part time jobs at the ages of 13-14, 1 part time and full time job ages 14-16 and 1 full time job from 16 years old til 21 when i got on the job. my father is a retire 28 year cpd veteran with 4 years prior to that in the united states navy. before that he worked in the steel mill. my grandfather worked sides jobs from the ages of 11 through 15. 16 through 20, he worked in the coal mines of west virginia. 20 - 42 years old, he worked in chicago's steel mills on the south south. my great grandfather worked as a carpenter and a farmer. he worked his ass off from the ages of 8 til he died at the old age of 79. his father before him worked as a stone layer and house builder. he worked from the ages of 16 to the short old age of 49 where he died of cancer. my family tree shows the same work history from ancestor to ancestor. we never owned a slave. we all worked our assess off. fuck the bullshit of I and my ancestors OWE you something. FUCK YOU. I can care that you are black. I owe you nothing. In fact, you owe me and family for getting all the free bees over the years. Points on promotions and test just cause your black. Free gas, electric, baby sitting checks, phone, rent, food stamps, whatever. FUCK YOU. Get off your lazy ass and get a job. Put a condom on and stop having 14 babies that you cant afford and only have for "the check".

2/25/2007 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's now 11:48pm/Sunday...

so how is this posted at 12:03am MONDAY?

2/25/2007 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more of the slave bullshit! we never owned slaves, nor did my parents. Let's give the real first settlers here their due the AMERICAN INDIANS are due big time for stealing their land! What a crutch! stop thinking of the nonsense of the past! move on forward. we give illegals free everything, then we promote minorties even though never qualified at a rapid pace wht else does the sharpton (millionaire many times over want), look at jesse jackson nothing but a extorsionist the thief stole all the way from the 60's operation bread basket until now he should be jailed nothing but a radical!

2/26/2007 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok. This probbably won't get posted, but here goes. A simple observation, NOT a judgement: Blacks were sold to whites by black Africans. Blacks were smuggled to freedom in the north by whites and were emancapated by a white republican (the first) president. Yet the emancapation proclimation is not formally observed, neither are the whites that ran the underground railroad: instead we have king day (King did a LOT, but he did not exactly free a race). But the very document that freed an entire race is largely unheralded. And blacks are overwhelmingy democrat, even though the republicans set them free...and blacks in norhern citys such as Chicago believe that they have been wronged by whites, even though the whites that lived in chicago never owned blacks. Northern whites had their own problems....stockyards were no picnic. Seems there is PLENTY of blame for slavery....blacks, whites, democrats, and some republicans... but blacks seem to overwhelmingly blame white republicans. Talk about an unfair stereotype! I'm white. I never owned a slave. I don't owe anyone anything other than the same level of respect I deserve myself. I look around roll call and see my black friends..they make as much as me (many make more), have just as nice a house as me, and we get along great. I've had black partners and had a blast. It pisses me off that Sharpton and his lackeys pimp themselves to the media...I know that he doesn't represent the feelings of all blacks, yet there is little or no comment against him from the black community. Except, perhaps, for bill cosby, who is immediatley dismissed as an uncle tom, even though he came up from the ghetto in Philly. No one owes anyone anything, in my opinion, because every group that emigrated here had severe problems. My grandmother picked cotton and even had to EAT cotton during the depression...she's 100% white. At this point, I'm tired of the whole racial "thing". Excuses are like assholes...everybody has one.

2/26/2007 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al's part of the problem!

NOT part of the solution!

2/26/2007 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to have a nose-snorting laugh, catch the Comedy Central skit where a hooded and "BLIND" Dave Chappelle leads a KKK rally. The white racists are so impressed by Dave's hate rhetoric, they insist that he take off his Klan hood.

Dave's character actually believes he's white and he despises (other) blacks.

Chappelle can be outrageously hysterical.

2/26/2007 02:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strom, Strom Oh thats the guy who found equality between the sheets

2/26/2007 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHO REALLY CARES!!!!!! Over 100+ years ago, time to let it go.

2/26/2007 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will this reparation po black crap stop. The Jewish people had it much worse in Poland.

If al sharpton can be appauled and upset along with sickened...then why cant I feel the same about how the blacks live? Get a job. Why are there state homes all over the city housing 20 year old black adults as wards of the state.

No wonder they dont want to work...why should they.

2/26/2007 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch the point of this article? Does anyone even give a shit about Sharpton OR Strom?

2/26/2007 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/26/2007 01:50:00 AM said:
Blacks were sold to whites by black Africans. Blacks were smuggled to freedom in the north by whites and were emancapated by a white(s)
If you read history then, the Blacks here should be thanking the whites for making them slaves. They became a commodity, and thus were NOT KILLED in Africa by their Black captors. They were captured by other blacks, and before slavery were killed . During slavery they were worth something captured alive and sold. After slavery ended they were no longer worth anything alive, so were slaughtered. It goes on to this day, look at all the "tribal or ethnic or religious" killings that go on to this date. This has always been a fact of life and history in ALL cultures in the past. Almost every ethnic group has at one time or another been slaves or slaughtered.
As a side note slavery STILL exists in Africa, but the Black Leaders here say nothing, as it's blacks enslaving other blacks.
Reparations? The blacks owe whites their lives, or they would have been killed or enslaved in Africa centuries ago, and not alive here in the US.
EVERY CULTURE in the past has made/ or been slaves of captors -- Greeks -- Romans -- Chinese -- and on an on. So it's time for the Blacks to get over it like every other Nationality has!

2/26/2007 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

READ TODAY'S SUN TIMES, RICK TELANDER WRITES OF THE NEW BLACK KKK THAT IS VERY REAL AND DISQUISED IN THE FORM OF NBA PLAYERS, FANS, AND RAPPERS. TALKS OF THE WAY THEY TOOK OVER VEGAS LAST WEEK FOR THE NBA ALL STAR GAME AND PROMOTED LAWLESSNESS AS THE NEW WAY OF LIFE. IT'S OK THOUGH BECAUSE THEIR SKIN COLOR IS NOT WHITE. LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT IT.

2/26/2007 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous 025 District Copper said...

The South shall rise again!!!!! I think first poster needs some anger management.....

2/26/2007 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger CalumetCopper said...

You know what kills me? The mutts that abuse 'DISABILITY'. Wanna have a good laugh? Next time you have to do a G.O.C.R. and you ask them occupation, and they say they don't have one, ask why. About 1/2 the time I hear, 'I'm on disability.' Prod further. Ask why. I've heard the following:

1. I get headaches. (so does everyone else, get over it)
2. I'm blind in 1 eye
3. I hurt my hand (funny it served you well when you were fighting with them)
4. I have panic attacks (what?-do you 'panic' because you know your life is going nowhere?)
5. I have depression (yeah, if I lived in this roach palace, I would have it too.)
6. I have A.D.D. (really? it seems you can watch Jay-Z 'juke' though an entire video just fine)

Get off your weak, lazy, standin-on-the-corner, 'huh-sayin' @$$es and go fill out an application at Mickey D's.

Over and out.

2/26/2007 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got to love this BLOG, a bunch of white People bitching to another bunch of White People about Black people

2/26/2007 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Genealogists have revealed that the Rev. Al Sharpton is a descendent of a slave owned by relatives of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond — a discovery the civil rights activist on Sunday called “shocking.”
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WRITE HIM A CHECK!!!!!!!!

2/26/2007 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Jews were and are historically the most persecuted group of people. They were slaves, blamed for the black plague, victims of genocide, and daily killed by radicals, yet they have been successful. Why? Strong sense of family and a drive towards education. No big secret. They dont sit around waiting for someone to give them something free.

2/26/2007 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be a set-up for a law suit. I'd like to see Al lose.

2/26/2007 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of you idiots should go to the biggest black officer in your district and tell them how you really feel about black people. The truth is there are more white people on welfare than black! Next time your getting your ass kicked in the street, tell the black guys not to save you!

2/26/2007 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do u mean Fat Al "Tawana told the truth" Sharpton?
Its amazing how history let that scam die!
The highlight of fat Al's life was when that black minister decked him on the Moron Downey show....

2/26/2007 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharpton is a race baiting paracite.

And a democRAT, of course

2/26/2007 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Al Sharpton should be entitled to recieve RETROACTIVLY, the Senate pension of the now deceased Sen. Strom Thurmond!

Do it now..Right a terrible injustice done to AL Sharpton!

(Sarcasim)

I had you going, didn't I? They say humor is the best medicine.

Hey someone tell Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton that nobody wears 3 piece suits anymore. Ditch the vests guy's. Wearing a VEST doesn't make you a Statesman! It just makes you look like a FOOL wearing a vest!!!!!!!

2/26/2007 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think...not 100% positive, but think that my great-great-great grandparents on my maternal side owned slaves.

One of which turned out to be an airline pilot turned weather man on Channel 5.

So would that make me responsible for the actions of my ancestors?

Slavery ended along time ago, Mr. Blackman please let it go. Racism is propagated by the Media either knowingly or unknowingly.

2/26/2007 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharpton, what a useless TURD, and about as much a Reverend as Charlie Manson. What a JOKE!

2/26/2007 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: 2/26/2007 12:19:00 PM

It's not about how you feel about 'black people', it's the mutts and thugs. There is a distinct difference.

2/26/2007 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al. Sharpton, Al Sharpton. Wasn't he involved in a false rape allegation
Tawana Brawley case, arguably the greatest media circus of the 1980s. Brawley claimed that she had been abducted, raped, and smeared with feces by a mysterious gang of six white law-enforcement officers. Brawley's account was demonstrated to be without basis when extensive testing and investigation by law-enforcement officials demonstrated that no rape had ever taken place, and a grand jury eventually dismissed Brawley's accusations. Despite the lack of evidence, Sharpton, Maddox, and Mason used the hoax to make increasingly wild accusations, culminating in accusations that then-Duchess County assistant prosecutor Steve Pagones was one of Brawley's assailants. They further alleged that in addition to participating in the gang-rape, Pagones had arranged the murder of Harry Crist, a part-time police officer who had taken his own life after a series of career setbacks and the end of a romantic relationship. Sharpton appeared on the Phil Donahue and Geraldo Rivera programs, Nightline, and other local and national television shows repeating his claims about Pagones and calling him a sexual predator. Brutal anti-Semitic statements were made by both Sharpton and Maddox about New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams.

2/26/2007 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

Great posting and a smart take on that article. I read it myself and it made me laugh and the final line to your post sums it all up.

Congrats on being successful and keep it up!!! You might convince to seek employment elsewhere!!! LOL.

2/26/2007 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous dave chappelle fan said...

2:44 AM

The prophecies of Nostradamus, the 16th Century French astrologer and physicist, proved to be amazingly accurate.

I fell on the floor laughing when Dave's comedian sidekick, Paul Mooney, portrayed himself as:

"NEGRODAMUS"

Come back to Cable TV, Dave!

2/26/2007 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's apologize and get it over with. Here, I'll do it:

On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I apologize to any and all former slaves who may be reading this.

Now, let's get on with our lives.

2/26/2007 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Al and Strom are distant cousins. You could't even make shit like that up. I would laugh my bag off.

2/26/2007 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both my great great grandfathers fought in the union army and died in the civil war to free the slaves.....where are my reparations?

2/26/2007 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse Jackson Sr. used to buy about 10 to 12 pitbulls from a breeder every year. I wonder why jesse needed those dogs?

2/26/2007 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you punks complaining about the "lazy" black people, you all are lazier than they are! Most likely you are a typical fat-ass punk copper who does as little as possible, bitches as much as possible, and blames all your problems on the black man, or the immigrants, or the Arabs, or whatever. Curse you and your coal miner ancestors.

2/27/2007 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strange the civil war wasn't fought to free slaves, it was fought to preserve "State Rights".
The Emancipation Proclamation" was a document freeing slaves that where residing in the newly formed
CSA, and actually had no legal status being that the CSA was at the time a soverign country to itself, with its on President, Congress, laws and currency. Lincoln was and never been an abolitionists. Plus the proclamation as written only directed these efforts toward States south of the mason dixon line. Slaves residing in free states or territories were still considered slaves. The freeing of African slaves or the order to do so was used as a financial weapon against the South, a ploy to to destroy the economical back bone of the CSA, with multitudes of Blacks fleeing southern plantation
confederate troops had to be redeployed to stop the flood of refugees. Thus causing the confederates to diminish their already spread thin ranks.
What freed the slaves was the 13th admendment, which was ratified Dec 1865, except for Kentucky(1976), Deleware (1901) and Mississippi (1995).
What seal the fates of Blacks in post civil war era....one man
John wilkes Booth......the following are actual excerpt from the 16th President of the USA, Abe Lincoln:

Send them to Liberia, to their own native land." ~ Lincoln, speaking in favor of ethnic cleansing all blacks from the United States.

"I cannot make it better known than it already is, that I favor colonization." ~ Lincoln, in a message to Congress, December 1, 1862, supporting deportation of all blacks from America.

"President Lincoln may colonize himself if he choose, but it is an impertinent act, on his part, to propose the getting rid of those who are as good as himself." ~ America's preeminent immediate Abolitionist and advocate of free trade, William Lloyd Garrison.

"[Lincoln] had not a drop of anti-slavery blood in his veins." ~ William Lloyd Garrison.

The comments shown here illustrate that abolition was not what motivated Lincoln. The coldness in Lincoln's remarks, the lack of thought and preparation about the process of emancipation, and how the freedman would cope without the necessary skills is readily apparent.

Abe Lincoln had already instigated contractual agreements with "The Chiriqui Improvement Company" relocation of all Blacks
free or ex slaves to South America.
After his assasination lincoln relocation scheme falter after very limited attempts such as Liberia, part of Mexico and south America. If he had not been murdered by Booths, who knows...

2/27/2007 01:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
All of you idiots should go to the biggest black officer in your district and tell them how you really feel about black people. The truth is there are more white people on welfare than black! Next time your getting your ass kicked in the street, tell the black guys not to save you!

2/26/2007 12:19:00 PM

Actually, the only reason there are more white people on welfare than blacks is because there are more white people overall..(if they're called minorities then why do Isee so many of them everywhere I go??)If you boil down the numbers and look at the percentages of races on welfare, then the overwhelming majority is black!. This is not B.S., it's something I read awhile back that just stuck. Something to the effect of (I suck at #'s) 1000 whites, 100 blacks... 100 whites on welfare, 70 blacks on welfare...that's more whites than blacks on welfare but as you can see, it's only 10% of the white pop. whereas that's 70% of the black population. So as you can see, when you spew half truths like our media, you fool people, but when explained in a scientific,logical way, the truth shines, just like King Richies gun arguments...the poor children are dying enmasse due to gun violence, yet when statistically put up against other means of death, firearms rank far below,(another one I read, lets see if I can remember) sports(football,baseball,etc.)car accidents, drowning, other misc. accidental deaths. Liberal shit talkers like the above post often rely on misinformation to spread their bullshit to uncontesting readers. To all you white guys who ever hear the above argument about whites and welfare, I STRONGLY encourage you to cite my above number example to shoot that argument out of the water. It can be statistically proven by population/welfare data if you want to look it up. Oh and next time I'm getting my ass kicked on the street, I'll appreciate any help I get, but from what I've seen of these people and their culture/behavior, I'll hope to hold my own so when my brothers and sisters (black &white) in blue arrive, we'll put such a beat down on that piece of shit, he'll never remember where to go to collect his welfare check, because from what I've seen they'll help cut your throat sooner than they'll save you. Peace Out

2/27/2007 03:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think sharpton is a desendent of the cockroach. Raid should be paying him reparations. LOL

If the world was color blind we would all live healthier more enjoyable lives.
Unfortunately some people have to keep throwing color in your face cause its the only way they can stand out instead of standing proud on their accomplishments or just the fact that they are good law abiding, god fearing citizens.

Oh and just one more for the disability list:
I be too heavy to work....I can't stand or walk for too long so I gets disablity.

I just about died when she told me why she was on disability.
This is a TRUE story.
So be a fat ass and stay home collect a check and get fatter!!LOL

2/27/2007 04:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAIT A MINUTE! Hod On! Whites are the minority in CHICAGO! lets march get our free lunch,link,free gas,free electric, have the fire dept install free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, free food free housing we will all get promoted on cpd for sure as we are the minority! thanks to all that helped us! NOW WHERE IS MINE/OURS??

2/27/2007 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sooo does al sharpton have to pay himself reparations??? how does that work?

2/27/2007 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Al's Doo, almost as slippery as he is...

2/27/2007 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...
All of you idiots should go to the biggest black officer.......

We work out in a martial arts school. So if you want bring your biggest black man!

As far as more white people on welfare..You're an idiot...NOT per ratio. The country is made up of 12% blacks.

2/27/2007 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
All you punks complaining about the "lazy" black people, you all are lazier than they are! Most likely you are a typical fat-ass punk copper who does as little as possible, bitches as much as possible, and blames all your problems on the black man, or the immigrants, or the Arabs, or whatever. Curse you and your coal miner ancestors.

2/27/2007 12:47:00 AM


Who are your ancestors?

2/27/2007 08:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My ancestors are rotting in the ground here and in Europe and who gives a rat's ass? Worm-food.

2/28/2007 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read "Team of Rivals". It tell the whole story of Lincoln's administration and the war.

3/01/2007 08:19:00 PM  
Blogger Coldtype said...

"This is not B.S., it's something I read awhile back that just stuck. Something to the effect of (I suck at #'s) 1000 whites, 100 blacks... 100 whites on welfare, 70 blacks on welfare...that's more whites than blacks on welfare but as you can see, it's only 10% of the white pop. whereas that's 70% of the black population"
- 2/27/2007 03:50:00

Your right, you do suck at numbers. What's clear is that you've pulled those numbers completely out of your ass. Nowhere will you find statistics that claim 70% of the African-American population is on welfare. Furthermore, the fact that most welfare recipents are white merely highlights the little discussed reality that most of the inequality in the US today is driven by CLASS not race.

Most of the comments on this thread are so inane and riddled with inaccuracies that they don't warrant a response, however, I noticed a theme that repeated itself throughout many of the posts and reflect a persistent myth in American social discourse. I refer to the oft-repeated mantra that "neither I nor my hard-working parents ever owned slaves", with the clear implication that present day inequities in America can be explained by some phenomenon other than 300+ years of slavery followed by an additional 100 years of Jim Crow and institional racism.

Well to this I say, fine. Now imagine your hard-working great-grandfather and his heirs (2/25/2007 11:36:00 PM) attempting the same journey with one crucial difference--they're black. It's America circa 1910 and your great-grandpop is a carpenter just starting out. Who will hire him? Where shall he live? What schools will his children attend? Will his color have no effect on his prospects? Tell me, who would have trained his father to be a stone mason and why? Blacks weren't welcome in the trades at the time. Nor for that matter were they welcomed in medicine or law or a thousand other places from which they could recover their human dignity after centuries of abuse.

Who would some of you clowns be today if your ancestors had black skin and the burden that came with it for most of this nation's history?

Fuck them? No fuck YOU!

3/02/2007 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge a man by the content of his character and not by the color of his skin,,,,,,,ummmm, except of course on hiring and or promotional exams. Ummm also on section #8 housing lists. Po us, we be always discriminated against.

3/03/2007 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHO DID THE COMMANDER IN 009 GET CAUGHT POUNDING AT HIS COTTAGE?

3/05/2007 01:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF YOU ARE RAMRODDING A SINGLE MOTHER WHO NEEDS A FATHER FIGURE MORE THAN SHE NEEDS STRIPES, THE CONTENT OF YOUR CHARACTER IS THAT YOU STINK AS A COMMANDER AND ARE A FAILURE AS A POLITICAL HACK AND A LEADER. TOO MUCH PHONY, BALLESS LEADERSHIP DUE TO POLITICS ON THIS JOB. IT'S GETTING WORSE INSTEAD OF BETTER. LEAD BY EXAMPLE LOSER!!!

3/06/2007 05:33:00 AM  

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