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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

bigddouble ·
I see you're back in form for 2006 Raheem! Keep the fire hot brother!
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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
i'll try to let it burn, but I must admit I love to battle the haters here too Happy New Year!!!
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Re: Aborigines target sudanese refugees

FireFly ·
thanks for this... I haven't been reading newspapers the past week so it's news to me. One thing though, Toowoomba is in Queensland and Balga is in Western Australia. If you look at a map of Australia you'll see we are a h-u-g-e continent and these places are very far apart. And very different. On a positive note, most people feel this way: "Ms Maasakker said the Sudanese had added another dimension to Toowoomba, and made the town more cosmopolitan." and also this way... "Mr Farrell said the...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
"I wonder how many Black people really give a schit about how they are LOOKED at ..." by Kevin41 "I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious .... when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters ....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here........." by Kevin41 ************************** ".....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... ..... the...
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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Black Viking ·
There is a GIANT difference between stealing a man's money...and tying him to a tree and setting him on fire. Are you unclear on this concept?
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Some related news of how things worked with IT in Australia with migrants. Migrants blamed for IT jobs cut By Jewel Topsfield, Canberra January 10, 2006 AUSTRALIA'S intake of skilled migrants with information technology expertise should be reduced to improve the prospects of local IT graduates who are struggling to find jobs, says an immigration analyst. Bob Kinnaird, of labour market consultants Kinnaird and Associates, said the Federal Government had brought in large numbers of IT workers...
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Re: Black Leaders....You're Fired!

Isome ·
*lol* I skimmed through it, it was just too silly. Who can fire those they didn't hire? How can one person or 10 or 1,000 or 10,000 people speak for multiple times their number? If he wants to lead... lead and let the followers fall in line behind him. Others will do the same, but he can't go 'round firing people. *lol* That was just goofy!
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Education: then and now, Thomas Sowell

Empty Purnata ·
LOL, Isome, you know this has been going on ever since slavery. Remember the old House Kneegrow who would put the fire out if the Massa's house caught on fire? "We sick, bohs!" Thomas Sowell is nothing more than a William F. Buckley-type dressed up in a Black man's body. He's nothing more than a tool for White Conservative Status-Quo defenders to go: "Hey look! This Nigra agrees with us! He sees the light in our reasoning. Why can't the rest of you Nigras be the same way? Why can't you...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Isome ·
John Stossel has been a right wing shill for as long as he's been a part of 20/20. NOT showing both sides of the story is his modus operandi. excerpted from the book Banana Republicans How the Right Wing Is Turning America into a One-Party State by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, 2004 The career of John Stossel on ABC's 20/20 offers another example of the way the echo chamber works to place conservative ideas into the mainstream media, while hiding the interests of...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
I swear the next m@therf@cka to say some simple, curiously, ridiculously unfounded BS like this is going to get it. Stuff like that is fit for the most brutal hazing imaginable. Someone must have forgot to tell him that was NEVER in question. Obviously, he has/had some self-esteem issues or some other type of projection issues. Man, that BS... @#$% Spit Fire... Kick Butt... Smack.Slam... Knock..Beat @#$%!!!!
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Opey ·
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WE CAN SUCCED... Now Nmaginate, what is so:" simple, curiously,(?) ridiculously unfounded ( although the statistics clearly speak for themself)about a encourageing satement as "WE CAN SUCCED"...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

Black Viking ·
No kidding! Were they expecting a different result this time? I thought these to words were synonymus in a cops mind. More synonyms. OK Johnson, explain how one of these is somehow worse than the other. There is a reason why we have such a hard time listening to these double speaking politicians, it's because they say crap like this. He won't "apologize", but he has "expressed regret"? If this is even remotely true, how did he get himself into this mess in the first place? What Police...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/01/25/nigeria.hostages.reut/index.html WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Villagers fled Nigeria's lawless delta on Wednesday amid fears of military reprisals after a wave of attacks on foreign oil companies by ethnic Ijaw militia. The army deployed more troops to key installations and oil companies tightened security around their offices a day after heavily armed men stormed the headquarters of Italian oil firm Agip, robbing a bank on the premises and killing...
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Re: I guess old Al is afraid they won't need him to be "informed"......

Kevin41 ·
puleeze......Aaaron Mcgruder is placing positive messages in all of his shows.....more than any of that other bullschit on TV...like the one about eating all that heavy azz food and dying as a part of tradition in black families. I get the point(message) and how the episode had really good shock value to it.....there are different ways of getting different people's attention and I bet that show made allot more people pay attention that would have not normally listened to a preacher wailing...
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Re: Ray J Reveals Gang Past

Frenchy ·
I still have not stopped laughing at this tool and his faux gang past. He must think everyone forgot about his fire-breathing, take-no-prisoners mama, Sonya. There's no way he was living any kind of "party all the time" lifestyle. Unless it was a party down at the church house. Attention, Smoking Gun. Take a couple of people off the James Frey thing and put them on the Ray J story.
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
Never before in the history of humnanity had a steel building fallen from fire before 9/11/01. Interesting . . . What Really Happened?
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Re: Feminist, Masculinist, or Other

Black Viking ·
I voted other, because I consider myself neither. The concepts of matriarchy and patriarchy (or feminism and masculism) place one above the other, but I just don't think that's real. I think it's an illusion. The average woman is better suited to certain things than the average man, and vise versa. But none of these roles are set in stone because there are a great many levels of proficiency. For example, most would agree that the average man is better suited to playing basketball than the...
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Re: Life After Limbo

HonestBrother ·
It's really funny. When Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod, there were those who believed that the invention was thwarting the will of God. The practice had been that if lightning struck a home to just let it burn down because it was believed that the fire was the judgement of God. Superstition sure is funny ain't it?
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

Kweli4Real ·
Here's a better example of illegality: http://nationaljournal.com/about/njweekly/stories/2006/0209nj1.htm# That's a federal offense ...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
when i said africans in america, i was being specfic to those of us in the united state, the diaspora also includes the US , i should have said the rest of the diaspora.I dont believe we are ethnically different, we just dont know who we are.like malcom said, "a cat can have kittens in a oven, it doesnt make the m biscuits" I just think we have so much more in common that differences. I think, even in our ignorance, we are more african than we will ever be american.when we were on the...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Melesi... arguing art and individual perceptions of it (art is more perception that fact) is such a HUGE topic. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Agreed. That's why I don't mind either discussing it or anyone disagreeing with me. Arguing a topic with logic and intention but without rancor is helpful. Either I help someone else think more clearly, or I learn to. Either way, it's worth it. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You are very fond of labelling and categorizing,...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Black Viking ·
What if? That is not a safe assumption, IMO. A teacher is required, certainly in a public school, to set a better example than this. I would take issue with a Black teacher using this word with a student. But, a white teacher using this word with a Black student is an entirely different ball of wax. When the word nigger comes from a white person it is derogatory, subjugating, and inflammetory. And he did this in public, in front of other students, which to my mind just throws gas on the...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
I have to go, but I just wanted to share one teacher's experience with the demands of raising her students' standardized test scores. My friend, who is also a teacher (Highschool) claimed that her principal threatened to fire her if she did not raise her students' scores in a reasonable amount of time. And at one time, Prince George's County, MD (the county in which I presently teach) considered paying its teachers according to the scores students earned on standardized tests. I was...
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Re: The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.

Nmaginate ·
Friendly fire? (or whatever that expression is) So, a service man who happens to kill a fellow service man, unintentionally and/or by some form of neglect, is "the enemy"?? I think the idea calls for distinction instead of lumping every "killer" into one group. That's not even done by our Crim. Justice system. There are always grades and degrees, although I can acknowledge that an argument can be made for drug dealer, etc. or whomever would be viewed as "The Internal Enemy" of Black People...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Nigeria Militant Leader Warns Foreign Oil Workers to Leave Amid Fresh Violence By Osmond Chidi, AP WARRI, Nigeria (AP) - A Nigerian militant leader reportedly warned foreign oil workers out of the country's troubled delta by midnight Friday as an army helicopter gunship exchanged fire with militants in the latest violence to strike the region. The British Broadcasting Corp. reported militant commander Godswill Tamuno had announced his Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta was...
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

Frenchy ·
Why is that? My List: MBM - Martini, very dry with a twist . So much like James Bond, disappearing from the board for awhile and then returning with something sleek to say. And I don't even think I've seen you lose your cool. Such a mystery. Sandye - Cosmopolitan . Always mellow and sophisticated. Audio Guy - Pina Colada . Tropical, sweet, and somehow both damn fresh and traditional. kresge - Diesel (1/2 pint Lager, 1/2 pint Cider). Doesn't fit neatly into any particular category, but...
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

Rowe ·
I hope Nate sees this!
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Because they have a hard time finding him.... Many "hopefuls" are already married..... The others have one or the other unacceptable characteristics.... This doesn't mean that they will marry or date no one.... but in terms of what they "want" it really doesn't exist..... so they pick what's available and satisfy their cravings through their fantasies.... flings... or short-lived dates.... a little depressing... yes... but it happens none the less.... I would assume so.... again... a little...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Bodies burned in open after Nigeria riots kill 146 By George Esiri 2 hours, 2 minutes ago ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Christian youths burned the corpses of Muslims on Thursday on the streets of Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit by religious riots that have killed at least 146 people across the country in five days. ADVERTISEMENT Christian mobs, seeking revenge for the killings of Christians in the north, attacked Muslims with machetes, set fire to them, destroyed their...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
I agree. I think both Mr. B and Cornell West rushed to pigeon-hole Farrakhan's comments which, while I thought they were a bit out of place, I didn't see them as substantively that far from the core attitude behind the Convenant Movement. There's an overriding sense and emphasis on self-help in both. Cornell West definitely wanted to act like Farrakhan was talking about a "separatist" nation or something. Maybe I took that wrong but that seems like where he was trying to take it to. And I...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Faheem ·
I did not hear all of Cornell's comments (had to do something real quick) but I came back on the part where he said governing ourselves is a "pipe dream". I will go back and review his whole comments in a minute, but I wanted to say this first in regards to what Minister Farrakhan said. Minister Farrakhan words were in tune with the Covenant but his words spoke to what the Covenant does not , and they contradicts Tavis Smiley position that fixing ourselves makes America better. So here is...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
Thank you... I'm trying to understand the Super-Negro thingy... Here it is, a whole symposium dedicated to how we can [better] "help ourselves" (because in some ways we aren't), but this Noble Negro Notion of Saving America, if not the world, becomes a counterpoint to suggestions that we "govern ourselves" - focus on administering directly to our needs and not relying on others to do so? You have got to be kidding me... At the very least, after Katrina, a FEMA like Ministry of Emergency...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

HonestBrother ·
Here's my thought for what it's worth: Yes there's a part of me that says "Hell yeah, let the house burn down" but then you think about the world as it is now. You look at it up close and you see that whether you like it or not the parts are interconnected like crazy. The Japanese economy goes into a depression and this depresses markets globally. An Asian fly gets a new flu bug and we all have to worry. My point: When jobs are offshored, they're not just offshored for poor white people. As...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
It ain't about a "feel good". There's a principled position there. Indeed, it's no more rhetoric than the Noble Negro Notion that we can not only Save Ourselves but Save America (and the World) too. And, really, when and where has that actually been suggested? I do think the whole point of a Convenant, etc. is to lay out some priorities. And Malcolm's quote says something pretty specific: "If the master's house caught on fire, the house Negro would fight harder to put the blaze out than the...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

kresge ·
The Super Negro thing is a form of exceptionalism, that goes back centuries. It is similar to the exceptionalism often found among cultural or political black nationalist. While the later group often asserts that black folk are different, unique, or distinct culturally, socially, historically, or even biologically and thus need a "nation" of our own, the former understands black uniqueness as as somehow salvific for the world. Even before it appears in King, it is present in black culture...
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Re: Bush Warned About Levees

jazzdog ·
I guess that time I spent in Alabama last week effected my proof reading skills, what I meant was that if after I warned my boss about how unsafe the location was and then I still sent people to that location despite how dangerous the location was, yes he should fire my stupid ass. At the very least knowing my boss he would ask me what the freak was I doing. Its kinda like throwing folks from the fire into the frying pan. Common sense should be that if your primary evacuation location is...
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Panama's Indian albinos a revered elite Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:02 AM ET By Mike Power ISLA TIGRE, Panama (Reuters) - When Kuna Indian medicine man Mandiuliguina Flores speaks, everyone listens. For his dark-skinned indigenous audience, the albino shaman's milky white skin gives him special powers. In a quirk of history and genetics, Panama's Kuna tribe has one of the world's highest occurrences of albinos, revered as an elite group that the Kuna call "the children of the moon". Kuna mythology...
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Re: Kid Games

ma'am ·
-Dozens. "Your mama's so. . ." -Hide and Seek. -Head Up, Seven Up. I think that was the only game I used to cheat at. -Super Soaker fights. -Fire Hydrant. Nothing like playing in the hydrants during a hot day. -Tree climbing. Climb then see who'd jump from the highest height. I blame this on my messed up back. -Acting out movies and movie videos. I always wanted to be Baby when we did Dirty Dancing, but I'd only butt in during the last few minutes rather than play Baby the entire movie. For...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Frenchy ·
That seems a bit unreasonable. You want the followers to come together and then search for something, anything to follow? The message has to be there first. There has to be something for us to unite for or against or around. You can't just put everyone in a room and then say "Okay folks, now that we're all here, let's pick something to be about." Maybe someone with some vision and intelligence and charisma should step up to the plate instead of waiting to be plucked from obscurity by a group...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

umbrarchist ·
OH NO! Emotional bullsh!t again. LOL umbra
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

MBM ·
But that's my point. We are so full of haterade that we would rather throw stones than follow someone else. There is no shortage of leadership. Take your pick - from religious leaders to political to whatever. Al Sharpton stepped up - we didn't support him. What's up with Barack? How about Cornel West? Michael Eric Dyson? Jesse is still on the scene. What about T.D. Jakes? What about Eddie Long here in Atlanta (he just bought a $600,000 Bentley - he must be doing something right!). There are...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

MBM ·
BTW - I would never suggest that we cavalierly throw our support just any old place. BUT - again - I don't think there is a dearth of leadership in our community. You want a political leader? Grab Barack; what about Harold Ford? Get a group of black leaders and draft Colin if that's your flavor. You want some black leaders - Julian Bond still has lots of fire in him. You want someone a bit more left leaning? Maxine Waters is a flame thrower! Cynthia McKinney is the ONLY person in Congress...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

HonestBrother ·
I loves me some Maxine Waters and Cynthia McKinney But we need to disown Harold Ford
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Frenchy ·
That perm-wearing famewhore knew it was a bullshit story, but he wanted his face in the news. Thousands of dollars wasted trying to find these phantom perpetrators. Tawana Brawley is just the tip of his antics. He has no integrity. He's a fucking hype man with a $300 hairdo. What kind of a man is that to get behind?? Why on Earth would I , of all people, give him a pass, HB ??? You keep throwing this around. Are these people paraplegics? Something wrong with their voices?? Their feet? If...
 
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