October 2, 2011

"Lots of photos of Perry having nothing whatsoever to do with this story, and not a single one of the rock. Well done, WP!"

The first comment at a Washington Post article about how Rick Perry, early in his career, used to host events at a hunting camp where there was a rock that had the word "Niggerhead" painted on it.
Ranchers who once grazed cattle on the 1,070-acre parcel on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River called it by that name well before Perry and his father, Ray, began hunting there in the early 1980s. There is no definitive account of when the rock first appeared on the property. In an earlier time, the name on the rock was often given to mountains and creeks and rock outcroppings across the country. Over the years, civil rights groups and government agencies have had some success changing those and other racially offensive names that dotted the nation’s maps.
Does this have anything to do with Rick Perry (who, asked about the rock, said the word is an "offensive name that has no place in the modern world")? Well, yes, if you're inclined to think that Perry's rural Texas background has bred something nasty into him:
Perry has spoken often about how his upbringing in this sparsely populated farming community influenced his conservatism. He has rarely, if ever, discussed what it was like growing up amid segregation in an area where blacks were a tiny fraction of the population.
So what's he hiding, eh?

Reading on, we see that — according to Perry — Perry's father leased the property in 1983, and the first thing he did was paint over the word on the rock. And every time Perry saw the rock, it was painted over. But WaPo found 7 individuals who say they remember seeing the name on the rock during the time when Perry's father's name was on the lease. And:
Longtime hunters, cowboys and ranchers said this particular place was known by that name as long as they could remember, and still is.

“The cowboys, when they were gathering cattle, they’d say they’re going to the Matthews or Niggerhead or the Nail” pastures, said Bill Reed, a distributor for Coors beer in nearby Abilene who used to lease a hunting parcel adjacent to the Perrys’. “Those were all names. Nobody thought anything about it.”...

“You know, Texas is a little different — you go where it’s comfortable,” Reed said. “. . . It would have been one thing if [the Perrys] had named it, but they didn’t. So, it’s basically a figure of speech as far as most people are concerned. No one thought anything about it.”
No one thought anything about it. Those who are looking for a racial issue to play know how to jump on a phrase like that. Okay, then, let him who is without sin cast the first rock.

168 comments:

Carol_Herman said...

Easy Target!

If I had to guess? The Washington Post (all the elites, and Obama), are all hoping "Jim" Perry wins the nomination crown.

Then we can spend our time guessing if on election day he gets 47% of the vote. (Like McCain.) Or, he gets less.

Sometimes the GOP just loves running for 3rd place. Which "could" happen if Independent, as crazy as Ross Perot ... enters IN.

Let's say it's Trump. Odds are then that he'd pick Sarah Palin for his veep, no?

bagoh20 said...

This is a very serious argument against Perry. It changed my vote for ever! I will never ever vote for a Texan again, or any man, or any white person, or hunter, or anyone who owns a rock of any kind. Principles matter more than politics.

edutcher said...

Never let facts get in the way of a good lie.

The WaPo must think Perry could go all the way.

AlphaLiberal said...

So.... you present Perry's version as exculpating for Perry? Even those others there disagree? This is logic?

Wow, you are so tough on conservatives.

"Herb" Cain disagrees with you. He must be a terrible, rotten person by your standards.

roesch-voltaire said...

I guess in this case Cain now becomes Abel and casts the rock back at Perry-- that "insensitive" Republican.

AlphaLiberal said...

The whole account goes to character. Perry used land named and labeled as "Niggerhead." That says a lot about him. It speaks volumes.

He claims they painted over the rock. Why didn't they rename the parcel entirely?

Perry is looking like a terrible guy.

Fred4Pres said...

The WP has to finish Perry off so they can go on to show Herman Cain is a raaaaacist.

Paddy O said...

Perry also was a known eater of Brazil nuts when he was younger.

Lincolntf said...

I've often wondered what kind of insidious effect the de facto segregation of Wisconsin has had on it's residents. Why so many Liberals choose to live so far removed from their black and brown fellow citizens is a mystery. Or is it?

MayBee said...

He has rarely, if ever, discussed what it was like growing up amid segregation in an area where blacks were a tiny fraction of the population.

Is anybody the least bit interested?

sane_voter said...

Paddy O

LOL

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Niggerhead is the old name for a type of flower and vegetation formation. Probably because of the fuzzy texture of the formation.

Also for a certain type of rock formation. "an antiquated term for a large round rock sticking up from the surface of a logging road, used by loggers and log truck drivers in the Pacific Northwest". I've heard the term used by some of the old timers. You just wince and move on. There is no point in making a big deal about it. The old timers will fade away and so will the terms.

Old and antiquated terms. Things that used to be common are now offensive or politically incorrect.

Thus culture changes, slowly. Alpha Liberal evidently wants to hold Perry responsible for history, culture and expects hold him to personally repsonsible for the culture of the 1800's.

somefeller said...

The WaPo must think Perry could go all the way.

It's funny, if a negative story comes out about a GOP candidate, no matter what the story is, the imbecile faction of the GOP will always spin it this way. That or claim "they said the same thing about Reagan, too!" You can substitute the name from campaign to campaign. Once the name was Palin, but I guess the bloom is off that rose.

In any case, I see Herman Cain is stepping up to criticize this. He's so divisive!

bagoh20 said...

We should fire all those people working in Texas, just to teach Perry that racism doesn't pay. It's a new age, dude, and we don't accept you're hating ways.

In fact anyone successful is suspect in my mind.

Can't we just rename the parties to the "Saviors" and the "Racists"? Everything else is just fogging the issues. Voters need a clear choice.

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Titus said...

Like this is going to make any difference in the Republican Primary?

He's a shoe in now.

I bet he fucks with a gun in his hand, that's hot.

Tits.

Lincolntf said...

There's an area of my town that is called "Monkey Bottom", or at least it used to be. When I first heard someone use the term I laughed and asked how the hell it got that name. Never occurred to me that it was racially motivated until the guy's face turned red and he started apologizing while he explained that it was where "all the blacks" used to live up until the '70's.

TosaGuy said...

"I've often wondered what kind of insidious effect the de facto segregation of Wisconsin has had on it's residents. Why so many Liberals choose to live so far removed from their black and brown fellow citizens is a mystery. Or is it?"

You are correct. Milwaukee liberals (who by and large live east of the Milwaukee River) love minorities.....living on the west side of the Milwaukee River.

somefeller said...

Thus culture changes, slowly. Alpha Liberal evidently wants to hold Perry responsible for history, culture and expects hold him to personally repsonsible for the culture of the 1800's.

No, just for the signage on the hunting camp he used in the 1980s and 1990s. No need to go back to the 1800s. But yes, culture changes, sometimes for the better. One can generally thank the social liberals of a given era for that.

E.M. Davis said...

He claims they painted over the rock. Why didn't they rename the parcel entirely?

I've just renamed my 'parcel' of land Awesometown.

I'm sure all of the locals will quickly and gladly comply with the new moniker.

Shanna said...

Why didn't they rename the parcel entirely?

He didn't own it he leased it, how could he change the legal name (assuming that was its legal name)?

Are they saying that there was a name spray painted on a rock and people came along and respray painted it periodically?

This story is really, really reaching.

Shouting Thomas said...

Race hustling and charges of racism have served Obama and his supporters very well.

So, why should they abandon this tactic?

It's bullshit, but it works.

As you can see from Omega's idiot remarks, it is the equivalent of: "When did you stop beating your wife?"

Lincolntf said...

Why didn't he "re-name" it? BECAUSE IT WASN'T HIS! What a gibbering idiot.

bagoh20 said...

I'm pretty offended by names like "Mount Baldy", hopefully we will get around to those too.

I think we are long overdue for a national language and naming department. The language and the whole culture needs a good combing through. Maybe even naming things with inventory numbers instead of words which clearly can be quite offense.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Maybe if Perry were to change the name to Crackerhead, everything would be OK.

Carol_Herman said...

But it was Bill Clinton who said of Obama's meteoric political rise:

"In 1992 he'd have been ordered to bring me a cup of coffee."

Some white men think they'r superior.

IF this story has a motive it is to point out the obvious. Texas, itself, is DIVIDED into 5 parts. (I think two of them are Mexican. One is Black. And, what's left over belongs to white people.)

Texas is big. It contains a variety of cultures. Where you're gonna find good barbecue, you're not going to find tortillas.

So, there's this "rock."

And, the property Perry's dad leased way back in the early 1980's ... came with this "rock" already there.

Just in case you got to Texas, and got lost. You could ask white people for directions to "the rock."

You'd have a gun in your pickup. The main feature of Perry's farm was to shoot animals.

Meanwhile, most cowboys couldn't read. So, they'd be told: "Keep riding." Eventually, you'll come to a rock that has alphabet letters painted on it."

E.M. Davis said...

Also, Perry was a registered Democrat at the time they started using the land, correct?

America's Politico said...
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edutcher said...

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Old and antiquated terms. Things that used to be common are now offensive or politically incorrect.

Thus culture changes, slowly. Alpha Liberal evidently wants to hold Perry responsible for history, culture and expects hold him to personally repsonsible for the culture of the 1800's.


Conservatives are always responsible for the sins of their great-grandparents.

Lefties, of course, ignore theirs.

somefeller said...

The WaPo must think Perry could go all the way.

It's funny, if a negative story comes out about a GOP candidate, no matter what the story is, the imbecile faction of the GOP will always spin it this way. That or claim "they said the same thing about Reagan, too!" You can substitute the name from campaign to campaign. Once the name was Palin, but I guess the bloom is off that rose.


Since she isn't running, sliming her doesn't get them much, but some phony folksy doesn't explain why the WaPo did the story at all if they don't take Perry's chances, which have been falling of late, seriously.

After all, I don't think we'll see something about Gary Johnson and a piece of land called Greaserhead.

In any case, I see Herman Cain is stepping up to criticize this. He's so divisive!

No, but he's still a political neophyte and needs to understand who the enemy is.

PS Little disappointed in Herman on this one.

somefeller said...

Also, Perry was a registered Democrat at the time they started using the land, correct?

Yes, but he didn't leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party left him. He stayed loyal to the eternal verities of the social conservatism he grew up with and they got too liberal.

Lincolntf said...

The Libs of MA changed the name of a town on Martha's Vineyard from "Gay Head" to "Aquinnah". The original name referred to the colorful (gay) cliffs visible from sea, and had been around for a few hundred years. The new term was plucked from a random jumble of "Native American" place names.

Carol_Herman said...

"Mount Baldy," not that I ever saw it ... seems to be saying the top of that rock is above the tree line. And, so it's as bald as a man's head.

Man, we've gotten so sensitive over words, huh?

While the shit flies. And, fuck is now in the dictionary. (It wasn't when I was young. Though you better believe lots of kids who went to the library ... specifically went to the dictionary to look it up.)

Mount Baldy never created a stir, like that!

DKWalser said...

"He claims they painted over the rock. Why didn't they rename the parcel entirely?"

Perry and his father didn't own the parcel. They had a "hunting lease" on the property which gave them access to the land for hunting purposes only. A rancher still owned and used the land for cattle. The Perrys didn't have the right or power to rename the parcel.

bagoh20 said...

"Maybe if Perry were to change the name to Crackerhead..."

It's not the same. You see, Black people are not strong enough to deal with this kind of thing. Words hurt them more than they do regular people. It's something genetic. They will always need to be protected by white people for their own good.

Carol_Herman said...

Floating off Martha's Vineyard is the plane where JFK, Junior, took his wife and her sister to their deaths.

But, before you assign blame, you gotta realize those dames CAME on board that plane on their own volition. And, to make matters worse, John's wife was perennially late. So she didn't notice, or think about, the changing condition when a pilot just can't see out his little pilot's window.

Definitely, after that flying accident, it wasn't a Gay Head anymore.

And, "stupid head" was already taken by little kids.

E.M. Davis said...

I'm glad the WaPo exposed Robert Byrd in the same manner.

Fred4Pres said...

He should have renamed it as Squaw Tit.

YoungHegelian said...

Just imagine what trouble Perry would be in with the feminists if he had grown up in the Carolinas instead of Texas and the family had gone swimming every summer at Tickle Cunt Creek.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=506545&page=2

Toshtu said...

Obama had the reverend Wright to overcome, Perry now has this rock.

Paco Wové said...

Just think about the vapors the WaPo would have gotten if the rock had 'macaca' painted on it.

Paddy O said...

Democrats, back in the day, actually supported slavery.

Can you believe it!? They opposed Lincoln. They opposed the emancipation proclamation.

That says a lot about the Democrats. It speaks volumes.

They're looking like a pretty terrible party to be part of. Slavery supporters? Why would anyone vote for them?

AlphaLiberal said...

How could anyone accept this self-serving, halo-polishing, sanitized account from Perry?


“My mother and father went to the lease and painted the rock in either 1983 or 1984,” Perry wrote. “This occurred after I paid a visit to the property with a friend and saw the rock with the offensive word. After my visit I called my folks and mentioned it to them, and they painted it over during their next visit.”

So, do we all agree the name Niggerhead was racist? I doubt it.

roesch-voltaire said...

Yep Thomas that Herman Cain is a real race hustler and Obama supporter!

bagoh20 said...

It was the JFK jr. crash that got me started flying. The day it happened, I went to the local airport and signed up for pilot's lessons. It just sparked my interest. I got my pilot's license that year, but I don't fly planes anymore - just too expensive. I fly for fee now: no fuel, no power, no rental fees, no inspections, no tests - just glorious free flight with the birds at my side.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Perry would throw the rock under the bus but he's afraid it would damage the bus.

Toshtu said...

"How could anyone accept this self-serving, halo-polishing, sanitized account from Perry?'

It's not the crime, it's the cover-up.

Kevin said...

Anyone in the West and Upper Midwest knows that "squaw" is a politically incorrect term (allegedly, a term for woman's genitals), and the PC police have been busily changing the many, many place names that have had the word "squaw" in them for over a century. Anyone associated with the word "squaw" is obviously a racist.

But look what we have from July 23, 2003!

The guest list for the wedding might have doubled as a San Francisco summit of the rich, the political and the famous.

To Squaw Valley came Paul and Rep. Nancy Pelosi; Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown and his girlfriend, Gap executive Ann Gust; philanthropists Ann and Gordon Getty; Detroit Lions coach Steve Mariucci and his wife, Gayle; Olympic ski medalist Jonny Moseley; actress Donna Mills; retired Judge Bill Newsom; Supervisor Gavin Newsom and his wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle Newsom; Democratic Party donor George Marcus and his wife, Judy; and nearly 400 other guests.


I guess that Jerry Brown and Nancy Pelosi are racist Native American-haters for voluntarily attending an event in a location with a racial slur. And this was less than ten years ago, not decades ago...

Chip S. said...

Nikki Haley acquiesces to ongoing, blatant sexism in her state, too.

What is it with these Republican haterz?

bagoh20 said...

"How could anyone accept this self-serving, halo-polishing, sanitized account from Perry? "

Whether true or not, it sound like the most reasonable account. What would your parents do, copy the word to all the other rocks?

Paddy O said...

"One can generally thank the social liberals of a given era for that."

This is an interesting comment, because while true it's also misleading. Because it equates the social liberals of our era with those in the past. But they were not and are not equivalent.

Positions on social causes don't have a political party allegiance and far too often social liberating positions get tagged with loaded political terms that are themselves misleading.

Like abortion. Social liberals now want to protect a woman's choice. The conservatives now, however, want to protect unborn babies. Which is more socially liberating? The former is about personal gain and against a broader form of liberation, that of letting the most defenseless live out their lives.

Which matches the slavery issue. Republicans were anti-slavery. The Christian College I went to was founded on strict abolitionist positions and the first president was very active in abolitionist causes. But he was a social conservative in almost every modern respect. But he was absolutely for a liberating social agenda.

Obama and Democrats want the mantle of Civil Rights era social liberating agendas, but they are actively, repressively, restricting freedom in a lot of ways. They rescind the call to not judge based on the color of skin, but emphasize skin color and racist artifacts from bygone eras in order to incite racial combativeness.

Toshtu said...

"Perry would throw the rock under the bus but he's afraid it would damage the bus."

Not if it was the Canadian-made Obama Black Bus of Doom.

The WaPo may come to regret digging this rock up.

ricpic said...

Why is it incumbent that all right thinking people paint out American history?

AlphaLiberal said...

Paddy O has not learned about "time."

Paddy, here's the thing. The Republicans and Democrats of the 19th century were different from the Rs and Ds of today. Because they existed in very different points in time.

You need to reach awfully far back to ding the Democrats on race! Ha!

OTOH, the Democratic Party had an internal fight over racism and ejected racist southern Democrats at the 1964 convention. It was a big fight and people in favor of racism literally walked out of the Democratic Party.

People who left the Democratic Party that year and in the years to follow mostly went to the Republican Party. After all, the Republican Party has a racist Southern Strategy focused on recruiting those people.

These days it is Republicans who shout down and deny any mention of race. Unless it's allegedly against whites.

somefeller said...

Positions on social causes don't have a political party allegiance and far too often social liberating positions get tagged with loaded political terms that are themselves misleading.

I didn't say positions on social causes are linked to political parties. That's why I referred to social liberals, not Democrats or Republicans in that comment.

Like abortion. Social liberals now want to protect a woman's choice. The conservatives now, however, want to protect unborn babies. Which is more socially liberating?

The socially liberal position. Notwithstanding the views of a few otherwise fairly progressive Jesuits, it's no accident that the demographic pool for the hardcore anti-abortion faction tends to overlap with the pool that was pro-segregation in the 50s and 60s and is anti-gay and otherwise retrograde now. Once again, social liberalism for the win - regardless of political party.

bagoh20 said...

"African-American Natural Hair Style" just didn't fit.

Why has the natural hair of Blacks become a thing of shame? That seems racist. Isn't assuming this is a bad thing kind of racist? Should Whites be offended by a rock called "Goldielocks" or a place called "Mullet Pass"?

Them White people are a tough breed. They just take shit and move on.

Chip S. said...

Wisconsinites are so much subtler than Texans. Instead of oppressing their black citizens by naming rocks, the cheeseheads simply keep them from getting decent educations in order to protect the jobs of white union members.

Well played, you fucking racists.

David said...

Hey look: here's Washingtonpost.com using the offensive term "Redskins" 340,000 times, right up to and including today.

Those racists! Why don't they change the name.

Paddy O said...

The fun thing about history is that we can point to things we like and emphasize those, while ignoring or dismissing the things we don't like.

Your explanation sounds a whole lot like Perry's, Alpha.

I know you want your party to be all non-racial and whatnot, but all that racist history, up to the present generation, still stinks and it's being used even to this day to manipulate votes.

A party that could accept Robert Byrd's much more significant gestures of racism and supposed statements of regret, seems like it has no place to stand upon this rock of Perry's parents.

Which means the outrage is purely political. Which means you are intentionally using race as a means of causing divisiveness. What happened to the dream, Alpha? Don't be a hater.

YoungHegelian said...

When will Obama stand up and courageously denounce the racism that everywhere infects his new hometown?

The Washington "Redskins", indeed!

bagoh20 said...

"You need to reach awfully far back to ding the Democrats on race! Ha! "

Right now, today, and you in particular, are treating Blacks like they are inferior. Like they can't handle words, like they need the protection of superior people like yourself to protect them from the truth, from history, from culture. It liberals like you who think we need to change the truth so that the poor weak Black people can get though the day.

Not surprisingly, it's also your party that believes they need to be helped with every part of their lives even down to feeding themselves, because they are not up to it IN 2011.

Conservative respect them enough to say they are equal and can be treated like adults.

Racism is alive and well in the Democratic party. In fact it's their foundation. The day Blacks stop believing the lie, the Dems will be done. It's coming, maybe soon.

Paddy O said...

The socially liberal position is the most liberating on abortion?

How do you see a priority of self-gain that specifically destroys the life of another as the ultimately liberating position?

How? By entirely negating the very identity of those who suffer at the hands of this selfish choice. Which is exactly the arguments made 150 years ago.

It's no accident that the demographic pool for the hardcore pro-abortion faction tends to overlap with the pool of people who were pro-slavery.

It's also no accident that the demographic pool for the hardcore anti-abortion faction tends to overlap with the pool of people who were anti-slavery.

When you say 'liberal' you are equating positions with distinct political parties. Socially liberating is much more politically neutral and historically accurate.

bagoh20 said...

David @ 11:49.

Exactly!

Roger J. said...

When I lived in eastern washington and travelled between Yakima and Ellensburg, went across "Squaw Creek." That name was changed during the heyday of PC when some yahoo opined that "squaw" was some reference to a native american vagina--It was a bull shit argument then, and it remains a a bull shirt argument.

In nautical parlance, a coral outcrop in shallow water used to be referred to as a "niggerhead" And did that dastardly SOB Joseph Conrad get away with writing a novel about "the nigger of the narcissus?"

Was the word "nigger" used routinely years ago? Is it used by racists now? of course--Context and historical referrents seem much more important.

Oh well

Pogo said...

Better to avoid a Texan who painted over a rock than throw out the man who led us into the Second Great Depression.

Nothing is worse than a guy who paints over slurs instead of moving out of the state. Not even destroying the economy, pissing trillions of dollars away on his friends, and forcing more blacks into poverty than any other man in history compares to whitewashing a stone.

They pale in comparison to that great evil.

Say NO to rock painters, and say YES to black penury under a black President.

Rialby said...

Perry must feel good today. The guy has lived 60 years and the best they can come up with is a spray-painted epithet on a rock on a leased property 30 years ago that he may or may not have seen.

AJ Lynch said...

Next week, the WAPO promises to find and interview seven people who actually remember Obama when he was at Occidental and Columbia universities.

Roger J. said...

Fred: you have obviously been on the Yakima Firing Center: an old cinder cone was named squaw tit--right adjacent to the tank trail and many units going thru training used to run up to the top--It was extraordinarily conical (but lack a distinct areole so you never knew exacly when you got to the top)

Changed of course in the flurry of PC correctness

And I take note that Alpha has rejoined the commentariate--welcome back, A man--compared to the commenter known as J you are the veritable John Milton of the liberal side of things. Glad to see you back (really)

Rialby said...

By the way, does the WaPo really want to raise the issue of passiveness in the face of hateful rhetoric? Mr Obama sat in a church led by an anti-Semite, anti-White and anti-American firebrand for 25 years and did fuck all about it. You can best be sure that THAT particularly shameful episode has not been explored in any detail by a major Republican candidate.

Roger J. said...

Someone should probably 'splain to the WAPO that Perry has already self destructed--this extrordinary piece investicative reporting is a day late and a dollar short--Lucy Ramirez who probably leaked the story was unavailable for comment

Hagar said...

"Niggerhead" is a standard colloquial term for a boulder in the subgradethat must be removed, the hole filled with material matching the subgrade and compacted and finished to match; thus causing a whole lot of trouble.

Did the Perrys get into trouble with the landowner for painting over rocks on land they did not own?

edutcher said...

AlphaLiberal said...

Paddy O has not learned about "time."

Paddy, here's the thing. The Republicans and Democrats of the 19th century were different from the Rs and Ds of today. Because they existed in very different points in time.

You need to reach awfully far back to ding the Democrats on race! Ha!


Like 10 years ago, when the Demos tried to give Senator KKK Byrd a pass on the phrase, "white nigger"?

WV "wommune" A hippie place where the women are common.

bagoh20 said...

If Cain becomes the leading candidate, the Media is gonna be very confused about what they have to say.

E.M. Davis said...

If Cain becomes the leading candidate, the Media is gonna be very confused about what they have to say.

Clarence Thomas.
Condoleeza Rice.

Should I go on?

Ann Althouse said...

"So.... you present Perry's version as exculpating for Perry? Even those others there disagree? This is logic?"

What is your point? Make declarative statements putting together the argument against Perry.

There was some age-old American slang, spoken by many a cowboy, those racist fuckers, who teemed in Texas, finding their way around the cursed wasteland looking for geological landmarks, frequently rocks.... etc. etc. ... Rick Perry is a terrible man.

Fill in the etc. etc. with your vaunted fairness and rationality, and then I'll see if I can agree with you. Don't be a race huckster. Really. Assume the pose of a fair and reasonable man for a few minutes and put it in writing so I can understand the charge against Perry. Then I'll respond to the charge.

Pogo said...

Uncle Tom, that Herman Cain.

A real black man would race hustle, and make things worse for blacks than anyone in the last 100 years.

Ann Althouse said...

"He claims they painted over the rock. Why didn't they rename the parcel entirely?"

It wasn't the official name! It was just what people in the area called the place. Look at the picture of the official sign at the WaPo piece. It says "Throckmorton Welcomes You." Jeez!

Roger J. said...

Too bad Ambrose Bierce disappered in the Mexican desert--perhaps he could have listed all the appropriate racial slurs in his Devil's Dictionary so we could all have verboten phrases about other people.

Just think of the rich litany of slurs: hymies, kykes, krauts, polacks, ragheads, crackers, dagos, spics, wekbacks, rednecks, slopes, gooks, spotheads and kaffirs--the list is interminable. And it will continue to exist because I submit it is ingrained in our nature which is not going to be changed by fiat

Chip S. said...

Assume the pose of a fair and reasonable man for a few minutes...

This puts AL at risk of severe injury. Would you be liable in any way?

Pogo said...

"Throckmorton" is Texas code for "whites only".

Perry painted the rock white instead of black or pink or brown. Think about it!

Ann Althouse said...

Let's put it in the worst possible way, given the facts we know. Perry's father wanted to lease some land for his hunting parties. The place he liked best happened to have a nickname that was long used by people in the area, cowboys and so forth. And he leased it anyway. He knew the word was bad or at least unwise, so where somebody had painted the name on a rock, he painted over it (unless Rick Perry is lying about that). Rick Perry also took advantage of this land, instead of making sure, in his early days, to avoid using a place that had an offensive nickname.

bagoh20 said...

""Herb" Cain disagrees with you. He must be a terrible, rotten person by your standards."

You may not know this yet, but Cain and Perry are competing, as in they try not to agree at this point. It's very complicated, I know.

Just stick with that White guy bad - black guy good thing as long as you can.

Ann Althouse said...

Those Republican Throckmortons!!!

Chuck66 said...

and this is why people with skills and careers don't run for public office. You have the other side digging so deep into your past, that they uncover a rock that had a word painted on it 30 years ago and tie that to you.

Pogo said...

Really, as soon as Perry and his father learned of the hill's colloquial name they should have committed suicide.

Nothing else would have been sufficient.

Well, except staying Democrat.
Then all is forgiven.

J said...

Those who are looking for a racial issue to play know how to jump on a phrase like that.

Like..MissAlthouse? Assuming it wasn't a big deal, why bring it up? Maybe because AA's a Romneytoid (Mittens the real racist in the GOP race, as with his Freeper immigration plan)

Chuck66 said...

You ask what happens if Cain becomes the leading candidate. The Democrats and MSM would use a scortched earth policy to destroy him. Look what happens to female Republicans.

Roger J. said...

The commenter known as J: come on man-- I know you are smarter than that--its hits on your blog which tanslate into advertising revenue--I thought you knew that shit. we are up to 85 already on NFL Sunday

bagoh20 said...

"Clarence Thomas.
Condoleeza Rice.

Should I go on?"


But there was no voter involvement. How are you gonna tell white people that only a racist would vote for a black guy rather than a half black one.

bagoh20 said...

Can't you just see the reporter who found this hidden morsel of history. Like a crackhead combing the carpet for a tiny tiny rock. Just one piece, just one hit. Then "holly shit, I found a rock!" And he proceeds to light up a crumb of Parmesan cheese.

Pogo said...

WaPo missed the bigger Perry scandal:
"The Brazos River, called the Rio de los Brazos de Dios by early Spanish explorers (translated as "The River of the Arms of God"). The Brazos is the longest river in Texas and the 11th longest river in the United States"

The river running through it is CHRISTIANIST!! Proof of Perry's theocracy plans.

Right under their noses.

MayBee said...

But there was no voter involvement. How are you gonna tell white people that only a racist would vote for a black guy rather than a half black one.

As I recall, when the army of journalists traveled to Wasilla to uncover such stunning facts about Sarah Palin as: she supported abstinence-only education, thought people and dinosaurs walked the earth together, and threatened to ban books, it was done in the name of equality for women.
After all, you wouldn't want a female candidate to be *less* vetted than a male, right?

So, I can see Herman Cain being destroyed in the name of racial equality.

Chip S. said...

How are you gonna tell white people that only a racist would vote for a black guy rather than a half black one.

He's not a real black man. Sold out to whitey to serve as a token in corporate Amerikkka. Tool of the Kochs.

Or just plain crazy.

One or more of those.

Michael said...

Well this was a horrible thing that Perry's fsther did and worse that the son went along with this racist lease. I suppose the deer and quail are not to blame but that is just a supposition. Leasing this land was bad, almost as bad as, say, waterboarding. Our current leader would never waterboard or enter into a racist lease when he could simply kill from drones flying above the racist earth.

Pogo said...

I am sure Cain is aware of the Clarence Thomas hearings and senses what's in store for him, almost all of it from white liberals, the black man's true friend.

David said...

In the South Carolina Low Country, near Beaufort, there is a creek called "Nigger Head Creek" The maps don't use the name but many locals, black and white, still do.

Likely it got that name after the 1739 Stono Slave Rebellion. In 1739 a group of slaves rebelled, and killed over 20 whites on their way south, towards Spanish Florida, where they could be free. The local militia caught them and after a pitched battle, the surviving rebels surrendered. A trial was held on the spot, and the majority of the slaves were convicted and sentenced to death. (Remarkably some were actually acquitted.)

The whites severed the heads of several rebels and placed them on stakes at visible points as a warning.

The warning was effective enough that it is remembered 270 years later.

This has nothing to do with Rick Perry either, but I thought I would share the story.

Chip S. said...

What if Perry was hunting white-tailed deer there? Is he fully hedged then?

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bagoh20 said...

"After all, you wouldn't want a female candidate to be *less* vetted than a male, right?"

Are we ever gonna vet Obama? Maybe he'll write another autobiography and tell us what was up all that missing time, and what grades he got. That's all that's left, since we know he didn't have any job history on his resume.

I think the meme against Cain will be that he's naive and stupid. Of course they have to run that against the guy who has had 4 years to eliminate all doubt.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Alaska fisherman used to use the term niggerhead for a bollard. I don't think they meant anything pejorative by it. To them it was what the thing was called. All the same, I'm pretty sure the term has been abandoned, painted over as it were.

Marshal said...

I'm shocked Alpha Leftist is pimping the evidence free assertion that Perry is a racist. The likelihood of a down the line extremist supporting the only narrative remaining to save the left is roughly the same likelihood that gravity will be on the one time you leap off the empire state building.

AJ Lynch said...

When I drive Route 68 in western Maryland, I always chuckle when I see the signs for "Negro Mountain". Wikipedia indicates the origin of the name is pretty vague.

somefeller said...

Paddy O says:It's no accident that the demographic pool for the hardcore pro-abortion faction tends to overlap with the pool of people who were pro-slavery.

Er, no, the hardcore pro-abortion faction isn't largely composed of socially conservative white Southerners, who tended to be the hardcore pro-slavery group. Nice try.

When you say 'liberal' you are equating positions with distinct political parties. Socially liberating is much more politically neutral and historically accurate.

The term "social liberalism" is pretty well-known one among people who discuss political ideology in the US and it isn't linked to only one party. That's why you read about pro-choice Republicans being described as economically conservative and socially liberal. Sorry if you don't like the terminology, but that's how the terms are generally used.

E.M. Davis said...

Just think of the rich litany of slurs: hymies, kykes, krauts, polacks, ragheads, crackers, dagos, spics, wekbacks, rednecks, slopes, gooks, spotheads and kaffirs--the list is interminable. And it will continue to exist because I submit it is ingrained in our nature which is not going to be changed by fiat

And just think, when we sometimes call each other those names — it's fun!

gadfly said...

So if Martin Luther King had named the rock or even painted the name upon it - there would be no offense as is the case when blacks call each other "Niggers."

Today's liberals believe that no social standard, other than the ones they believe in, were ever acceptable common forms of the language and human interaction in the past.

But without even a blush, the Great American (now racist) author, Samuel L. Clemons aka Mark Twain, long before writing about a runaway slave named "Nigger Jim," had this to say in 1853:

“I reckon I had better black my face, for in these Eastern states niggers are considerably better than white people”

Paddy O said...

"Nice try."

Indeed it was.

And I note again that it's weird arguing the pro-abortion position is more liberating.

Words may be in common use, but that common use often become distorting and deceptive. Liberals have very little interest in liberating on many issues.

Common parlance should be confronted when it is a tool for propaganda.

Judith said...

I grew up in the old Jim Crow South. Among my white peers the polite term for blacks was "colored" but "nigger" was also used casually. It's difficult to understand today, but (to us at least)whether it was pejorative or not depended on the context. "Call the nigger janitor" or "pass the nigger toes" (Brazil nuts) was neutral, while "that lazy nigger" was strongly pejorative. I don't know how blacks saw it at the time, but to us the word itself didn't become exclusively pejorative until the Civil Rights era. It was then that we realized that blacks had come to consider the term deeply offensive no matter the obliviousness of our intentions--so, for the most part, we quit using it. Thus I can understand the vestigial survival of a land feature "Niggerhead" and also how some of the locals accepted it so casually.

gadfly said...

. . . and whatever happened to Polish jokes?

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J said...

Roger J, the dyslexic klansman Im not a PC, emotional liberal (tho of course not in teabugs). You really don't know f*ck about politics, do you tennessee hick.

The n-word-head issue seems fairly trivial. Thats not to defend Perry. But I suspect its driven by the Romneyswine as well as by..overly PC, ID politics-obsessed demos

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YoungHegelian said...

@Judith,

Do you remember the firework that was called a "Nigger Chaser" by everyone, blacks included, in the South?

It was about 5 inches long, and one lit it on a flat surface. It then proceeded to fly around in random directions with a loud whistling noise until it blew up.

It had the most annoying habit of coming after the person who had just lit it.

Darrell said...

Great story. Perry and his father were Democrats when they leased the land, and later Rick saw the light. Who wants to be a fucking racist Democrat?

I thank the WaPo for digging up this inspiring tale.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

A great many cowboys wer black. I wonder what they called it?

YoungHegelian said...

@Tyrone.

I think they called it a term derived from the Mescalero word for the place.

They called it Sorryazzhonkymuthafuckahead.

J said...

A Hegelian for the GOP? BS. I doubt you know the dialectic from yr dradle .

Another sockpuppet ( or rather the same one--LDS psychotic and racist).

Marshal said...

J said...
"...Im not a PC, emotional liberal."

Agreed, you're an illiterate leftist.

J said...

you're illiterate little sockpuppet coward--(not to say about finito perp). Memorizing a few passages of The Book of Moron and like RA Swinelein doesn't count--especially yr when your college days ended like yr first year in...a Nursey program in.. CasaGrande!. Got that ,pendejo?

YoungHegelian said...

@J

You are a genuinely ugly and nasty person. You must be a true burden to all who have the misfortune to know you in person.

Why Prof. Althouse suffers you is her secret, but I have no intention of ever responding to one of your posts.

Do us all a favor and take your nastiness to some other blog.

J said...

Do us a favor and don't use Hegel's name,satanist, when you don't know shit about any Hegel text,perp

Toshtu said...

“All of you are white. Go to hell!”

Paco Wové said...

"Why Prof. Althouse suffers you is her secret"

Althouse has mentioned several times that the tools available on Blogger don't permit easy banning of given commenters, if indeed they permit it at all. She has confined her rare comment-eradication efforts to a very tiny number of stalker-like trolls.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Speaking of politically incorrect and inconvenient names


Putah Creek always makes me laugh. I guess if a were a Puta I could get offended.

Manteca. How would you like to live in a city called lard?

There is a place called Nigger Flat nearby. I'm quite sure there have never been any black people there. Probably named after the flowers in the swampy meadow.

Squaw Valley better watch out!

Sheep Heaven is also a name that makes me go....hmmmmmm?

Michael said...

J. You insult Hegel by writing his name after your gibberish. Your use of his name dishonors his deep thought and shames those who labor to live the good life. Your fury and your unhappiness and your inability to engage in normal discourse say everything about you and nothing about Hegel or his ideas. I pity you and those who must know you.

Marshal said...

J,

I aleady recognize you, you don't have to prove yourself to me.

Lovernios said...

Do us a favor and don't use the letter J as your name. It's obvious you flunked out of Sesame Street and cannot string together a series of letters into anything coherent.

Perhaps you should do what others have suggested and take your vile, vulgar spewing elsewhere.

I'm sure you'll be thrilled that this is the first and only time I'll dignify your posts with a response.

Roger J. said...

The commenter known as J: can you write an intelligible sentence? What is it about the English language that is beyond your ken? You do serve an important function on this blog: (1) you are fun to fuck with when I have nothing to do on slow days; and (2) you are an exemplar of bigoted, pseudo "intellectualism:" valuable contributions all, but full of sound and fury and signifying nothing.

But please: namaste

Fen said...

The whole account goes to character. Perry used land named and labeled as "Niggerhead." That says a lot about him. It speaks volumes.

Say the hypocrites who use "Redneck" with reckless abandon...

Roger J. said...

Fen--dude--glad to see you back--how are you doing> hope all is well

J said...

More like, can you even read English , Roger-swine? Not likely. Then yr a Tennessee teabug-- even Jefferson Davis's yokel prose beyond you

-some of us actually read Hegel. And he opposed zionist-capital across the board, 200 years ago.
So, you're SOL, Mikey- puerco. You're the peasant here, M. Like the rest of the A-tard gang

Roger J. said...

J: you continue to demonstrate your virtuosity in gibberish--precisely what do you say? try it, perhaps, in spanglish--might be easier

Michael said...

J. You have not read Hegel.

Roger J. said...

Marx, of course, did read Hegel, and skewered Hegel (undeservedly) in his essay on The German Philosophy--although Marx admitted he did find the truth in Hegel but standing on its head--had to do with Hegels dialectic and Marx's view of materialism--rather a chicken and egg critique. Hegel argued ideas came first; Marx argued that material things preceeded ideas--an interesting discussion, but nowadays irrelevant.

Roger J. said...

J: thats the cliff notes version for you--will save you the trouble of reading and thinking about it

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Cowards, all of us Americans here. Can we please start an honest conversation about race, meaning a diologue AG Holder would approve of?
No typical white person mumbo jumbo if possible.

damikesc said...

So.... you present Perry's version as exculpating for Perry? Even those others there disagree? This is logic?

Seems to be the Post's job to prove it was there and that it is relevant to today.

They failed on both accounts.

The whole account goes to character. Perry used land named and labeled as "Niggerhead." That says a lot about him. It speaks volumes.

So when Democrats call a piece of land something offensive, it can never be used by anybody else ever again?

Did PERRY call it that? No? Then how the heck is it relevant? His dad covered it up when he controlled the land. End of story. Some hunters claim they saw it --- but seem really vague as to WHEN they saw it.

And was that the official term for the land? I couldn't guarantee the land my home is on wasn't called something bad at some point in the past. How would I ever find this out?

How could anyone accept this self-serving, halo-polishing, sanitized account from Perry?

Evidence to the contrary seems lacking.

You need to reach awfully far back to ding the Democrats on race! Ha!

It's not conservatives who think blacks can't successfully get a photo ID either because they're too poor or stupid to do so. That's a TOTALLY progressive notion.

And aren't Democrats still inordinately fond of a man who referred to NYC as "Hymietown"?

Cedarford said...

Judith - the word itself didn't become exclusively pejorative until the Civil Rights era. It was then that we realized that blacks had come to consider the term deeply offensive no matter the obliviousness of our intentions--so, for the most part, we quit using it...

The problem of course is while black activists, liberals, and progressive jews of the media claimed it was deeply offensive and whites pretty much consigned it to a crude vulgarism not used in polite society - "nigger" survived and flourished in the black community.

Part and parcel of black culture and black vernacular.

If you ask any person under 50 in America where and when they 1st heard the word "nigger", or any immigrant - odds are the answer will be "black youths saying it" and "in school, on the street".

Anytime you see a white liberal or progressive jewish pundit or black NAACP official saying the "N-word" is so hurtful and offensive that it reduces blacks to piles of quivering, forever emotionally scarred plotoplasm, you have to laugh. "Tell it to the black youth and rappers and adult thugs". When they say the utterance of the word should be a firing offense, a school expulsion offense, even criminalized...you have to laugh even harder at the liberal, progressive jew, angry black..."Aren't there already too many blacks in jail, unemployed, or who have dropped out of school"...

Then they sputter and say they meant "saying nigger should be banned for everyone but blacks"

J said...

Roger retard--one need only sample a few of your brainfarts to realize you don't know Hegel from...Bagel. Stick to like the Chiltons manuals, dreck

Dr Weevil said...

Michael:
There's no need to doubt that J has read Hegel. Haven't you seen A Fish Called Wanda? Apes like Otto and J read philosophy. They just don't understand it.

B said...

Michael said...
J. You have not read Hegel.

Actually, it's likely that he has. But I suspect that J approached Hegel just as he does everything else in his life - angry, combative, paranoiac, and so on. So I doubt that J truly appreciated nor in any way understood Hegel. Instead J just tortured some of Hegel's ideas into something that agrees with his view of the world.

Someone in another thread has already noted some of the tells that indicate that J is mentally ill. There should be some kind of real world intervention before he goes over the edge in some way, but I suspect there is no one still left in his life who cares.

There is nothing anyone here can do for him, leaving the best option as just ignoring him. At any rate, J shouldn't be taunted. He obviously can't handle it and it's likely doing a lot of further harm to a already teetering personality.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Can we please start an honest conversation about race, meaning a diologue AG Holder would approve of?
No typical white person mumbo jumbo if possible.


What would you like us to say?

Define white person mumbo jumbo.

You start first.

AJ Lynch said...

White Person mumbo jumbo sounds like something you'd get from a commenter named "NotquiteunBuckley".

Tyrone Slothrop said...

I'm going to start a hip-hop collective and call it White Person Mumbo-Jumbo.

Shanna said...

Sheep Heaven is also a name that makes me go....hmmmmmm?

Was driving through Oklahoma Monday and drove past TenKiller Lake. I was picturing a horror movie history for it, but apparently there was just some native american dude with ten notches on his bow and arrow...

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Shanna said...

Was driving through Oklahoma Monday and drove past TenKiller Lake.


There is a gravel road along the ridge above my neighborhood that used to be called Killen Trail, until a psychopath kidnapped a little girl and left her body alongside it. It's now called South Main Divide.

Tea Party at Perrysburg said...

AND there are lots of definitions for the word "niggerhead," which is generally used to indicate topographical distinctions of the land. In fact, Jack London used it in To Build A Fire.

The definitions are broken down here:
http://tinyurl.com/3e6zwka

Boy, do they look stupid now.

Neo said...

I believe that the photos are filed away along with that Michelle Obama "whitey" video tape.

les hardie said...

My grandparents lived in a little Texas town which had, like most southern towns, a "nigger town" where African Americans lived. It was called this long before I was born. No doubt it was called this by some people long after my grandparents died. Undoubtedly, this disqualifies me for high elective office. Thanks you, WaPo, for helping me se my moral deficiencies.

Teri Lester said...

bagoh20 said...
I'm pretty offended by names like "Mount Baldy", hopefully we will get around to those too.

...The language and the whole culture needs a good combing through.


Ha Ha Ha!

Fen said...

Meanwhile, the Washington Post is cullling its staff of anyone who used the words "Washington Redskins"....

Not.

Charlie Martin said...

As I recall, when the army of journalists traveled to Wasilla to uncover such stunning facts about Sarah Palin as: she supported abstinence-only education, thought people and dinosaurs walked the earth together, and threatened to ban books, it was done in the name of equality for women.

After all, you wouldn't want a female candidate to be *less* vetted than a male, right?


And, at that, all four of those "facts" are wrong (see my old Palin Rumors list) and the dinosaurs one was in fact explicitly made up by someone on a blog where they said "who knows what kind of made up stuff people will believe about Palin?"

a psychiatrist who learned from veterans said...

In a locker room a week ago a retired architect was mentioning that the Capitol building in Austin was 'built for nothing.' This had to do that the payment, at least for the stone, was state disposition of 5 counties out in West Texas, "worthless land." It was there that Perry's father raised the family as, I think, tenant farmers. There may have been cotton but I doubt it was what might termed "high cotton." So he gets a couple of nickels to rub together and joins the aristocracy, that is leasing at least for hunting purposes some other land. Having a little vacation, ooh. To come across land with a name such as it was reflects some appreciation as others have said to the top of head physiognomy of black people as it is compared to the land and also a kind of wry, 'get back to where you belong' statement to the visitors. In other words like a person enjoying the song 'You aint nothing but a hound dog' it's to some extent a self depreciating statement of the visitor to this 'worthless land.'

No vacations are allowed however from those who would use the 'w word.' I refer here to those who would use racial wedge words to divide and conquer. In contrast to President Ford, H. Cain has just jumped up on the desk and grinned, 'The long national nightmare is not over. It has only just begun.' Uhh, really and have you done this before. Obama does this so much better than you do. He was doing something to take it to a refractory period. I thought maybe a conservative black president would really show some nice diversity. Maybe next time.

Charlie Martin said...

A great many cowboys wer black. I wonder what they called it?

Niggerhead, just like everyone else, I'd imagine.

I'll bet a dollar that it has a prominent round-topped hill covered with mesquite.

Martin said...

If a person is known by his enemies, Perry is looking better and better.

Banana Breath said...

Shock! I just found out Obama is from Chicago...

"..In the 1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan had more than two million members nationwide and was at the peak of its power and influence, Chicago had the largest membership (50,000) of any metropolitan region in the United States..."

And yet, Obama kept living in Chicago for years!

WAPO will be on this on Tues...yes??? ...For the Children!

CableGuy said...

"He claims they painted over the rock. Why didn't they rename the parcel entirely?"

He didn't own it-- he leased the land to hunt on. In fact, the land is owned by the Hendrick Home for Children, a private, non-profit charity that provides homes for children. What are they hiding, huh?

Paul Zrimsek said...

This is the biggest scandal since Chief Justice Roberts grew up in a town with too many white people.

Llano Joe said...

I'll bet a dollar that it has a prominent round-topped hill covered with mesquite.
There actually is such a hill about 150 miles South of Throckmorton, location of the old Perry lease. It mostly has sprigs of cedar trees (mountain juniper) though, giving it a "nappy-headed" look. Picture a head full of short braids. It's actually named "niggerhead" on an old map of the area a friend owns.

Mian said...

Regardless of the truth of this (spurious)allegation, Perry has now been tarred with the 'racist' brush, for this election at least.

I'm unimpressed with him and his so-far amateurish and belligerent campaign. I don't think he's ready.

I want a candidate THAT WILL WIN!

Martin said...

"He claims they repainted the rock. Why didn't they rename the parcel entirely?"

This person obviously hasn't owned land in rural Texas.

In the 1880s, my great-grandfather bought some land that had been owned (two owners prior) by a family named Coulson. Everyone called it the Coulson place and had for years.

Well, apparently my great-grandfather hated the Coulsons (I've never known why), and wanted everybody to call it the Wilcox place instead, after his last name.

130 years later, do you know what everyone calls it? The Coulson place. Heck, even my family calls it that. It's just the way it works.

Not trying to justify whoever named the place "Niggerhead" in the first place, but sometimes things like that are not easy to change.

Jay said...

AlphaLiberal said...

He claims they painted over the rock. Why didn't they rename the parcel entirely?


Because they didn't own it, you abject imbecile.

Dark Eden said...

"How could anyone accept this self-serving, halo-polishing, sanitized account from Perry?'

How dare this evil racist monster deny being an evil racist monster? This is just more proof he is an evil racist monster! DISGUSTING!

Stan said...

It isn't newsworthy to reveal that the president of the US was mentored by unrepentant revolutionaries who used terror bombings in their quest to overthrow the government or that one of those terrorists actually wrote the president's fictional autobiography. But it IS newsworthy that a GOP candidate used to hunt at a place where someone else once wrote a bad word on a rock.

Stan said...

Of course, it also wasn’t newsworthy that a Dem candidate for president was part of a conspiracy to assassinate 5 US senators in the Capitol, but it was very newsworthy that, according to forged documents, his Republican opponent once allegedly missed a doctor’s appt.

deTourist said...

How hard would it be to dig the damn thing up, turn it over and get a picture?

Methadras said...

Nigger says what? Oh wait. Whisper campaign of racism anyone? I told you leftards love their secret bigotries. Now look at it all.

Ray said...

To all the holier than thou liberals, PERRY WAS A DEMOCRAT at the time!!! What say you?

If it doesn't matter he was a democrat THEN since it was so long ago, then neither does THIS matter since it was so long ago as well, get it?

To the holier than thou Blacks, if you hate the word so much, demand your beloved 'stars' and rappers stop becoming millionaires hundreds of times over exploiting the black community's worst qualities by rapping songs that use that word more than any word in the English Language.

Once you ALL do that, I'll actually give a damnnnn. Until then stfu and quit your race based whining, we're sick of it. 40 Years is plenty of time to get over it. My Italian heritage had their problems too, I don't whine about it day in and day out.

steve w said...

Macaca worked, why not try Niggerhead?

Anything to tar the GOP.