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Heat in kitchen all on Deen

June 30, 2013

Paula Deen, the 66-year-old Savannah kitchen celebrity, has been swamped in controversy since court documents filed last week revealed Deen told an attorney questioning her under oath last month tha......

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Captain

Jul-05-13 9:16 AM

With regard to my "racist" comment, I wrote: "how many of us"...NOT we've ALL said this.

I don't believe for a second that poking good-natured fun of our different ethnic backgrounds automatically makes one a racist. I do, however, have no problem with calling you an idiot, meant exactly in the context it was written.

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robert

Jul-04-13 3:08 PM

"Try establishing a NAAWP chapter (or any of the above for Whites only) and see how quickly it'd be condemned as a racist org." already done!!! its called the GOP and yes, you are racist

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robert

Jul-04-13 3:06 PM

sorry captain, I can't ever recall telling a black person to smile in a dark room.....racist bigot

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joew

Jul-03-13 6:57 PM

Judeye-why don't you contact John and talk about starting a weekly column expressing your progressive views. John I'm sure would entertain that idea,I know him to be a very fair and open minded person.

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Captain

Jul-03-13 11:05 AM

judeye: the same statistics can be spun to support opposing "theories," and then add assumptions add/or speculative reasoning. I'm not saying that racism doesn't exist in every law enforcement agency throughout the world, but please stop implying that the only reason that minorities are arrested more often than whites is primarily due to their race.

Do you hope the Supreme Court enacts a law that would require police to start ignoring criminal activities by minorities until the scale is balanced?

I guess this too would be considered an affirmative action (ie; ignoring best qualified, or in this case, grounds for arrest) just to achieve a balanced goal.

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judeye

Jul-03-13 8:18 AM

Number in prison who are Black is also a reflection of racism.

"Black Americans were nearly four times as likely as whites to be arrested on charges of marijuana possession in 2010," NY Times

1 in every 15 African American men and 1 in every 36 Hispanic men are incarcerated in comparison to 1 in every 106 white men.

"According to the Human Rights Watch, people of color are no more likely to use or sell illegal drugs than whites, but they have higher rate of arrests."

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judeye

Jul-03-13 8:11 AM

DK are you implying then that Capital one is liberal?

I also would like to know where the so called liberal media is? We know for instance that this paper is very conservative..and is owned by a huge corporation that is also conservative.

Now tell me, as a liberal, where do I get liberal leaning news? The other side so to speak? This paper does not even have a weekly column given for the progressive view.

Yet we continue to mouth the untruth that it is liberal media. Thanks Koch and Rove and all the others for proving if you say a lie often enough people will actually believe it.

Now come to think of NPR and PBS being called liberal. I guess when FACTS are being equated with being liberal then...

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DKexpat

Jul-02-13 9:39 PM

I was wondering...

Alec Baldwin tweets some homophobic slurs (just the latest of his many rampages) and the media and his sponsors (like Capital One) don't blink an eye...

Is that because he's a darling of the liberal media?

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Captain

Jul-02-13 1:23 PM

The liberal left??? ALL the TV networks, cable, radio, internet, newspapers, supermkt tabloids, etc saturated the public w/this story! Leave it to some people to turn it into a Democrat/Republican debate.

DKexpat: good one!

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DKexpat

Jul-02-13 12:55 PM

She got her "just desserts."

:-)

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stangv8

Jul-02-13 11:36 AM

It's hard to imagine this happening to Paula Dean. She must have done something terrible to fall out of favor with the liberal left. As a Democrat supporter and contributor, they always have a pass when making racial remarks against blacks.

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SmallTownSmallMind

Jul-02-13 11:13 AM

The high number of blacks in our penal institutions is not evidence of racism, probably more evidence of poverty. However, racism shows through when you look at the victims of black perpetrators. Sentence time sky rockets when black victim is white. That is where racism can be evidenced.

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timeisthefire

Jul-02-13 9:57 AM

Judeye:apparently you mis-read -understood my comment: I said blacks are most convicted not arrested or charged for crimes...just watch 11pm news and see who is shooting who... IMO

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Captain

Jul-02-13 9:36 AM

IMO, this story is not so much about what Deen said, it's about the power of the media and how it can ruin a person for being much like everyone else. Did she say hateful, malicious, derogatory things against blacks? No, but b/c she admitted to saying the N-word (and a few harmless jokes), the media brought down this food industry giant. How many of us have said to a black person in the dark to smile? Deen's "blackboard" joke is the same, and it's so old it ain't even funny anymore.

The media in this country are bloodsuckers who thrive at someone else's expense, then move on to their next victim w/o any concern whatsoever.

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judeye

Jul-02-13 9:28 AM

timeisthefire..no that is not the reason. Look up drug usage for instance between whites and blacks..then look up who ends up in prison more for these type of crimes.

Blacks make up about 30% of the population but 60% of those imprisoned.

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judeye

Jul-02-13 9:24 AM

Which is why we need some real discussions on racism.

Now if they rates of incarceration, wealth (gap between Blacks and Whites has nearly tripled in past 25 years), unemployment, etc

If they were all the same...yes there might still be racism..but it would not have the effects on some groups that it does today.

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Captain

Jul-02-13 9:14 AM

judeye: your previous post noted your concerns about; "... unemployment of young Black men or the numbers incarcerated in our prisons."

What you say is true, however, as I said, racism exists among ALL, not just white people, which is what you implied when you gave examples. If prison populations and unemployment figures were more balanced, would racism still exist? Of course it would. My point was if you had merely listed just a few examples of Black racism in this country (as I did), then your opinion would've recognized this and thus be more meaningful.

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judeye

Jul-02-13 8:55 AM

Captain..and you missed my point..which is we all should be having real adult like discussions on real racism in our country.

By the way..I see that many missed my comment that I DISAGREE with her firing. Surprised you all didn't I?

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judeye

Jul-02-13 8:38 AM

PhilJulian..and Martha Stewart spent time in jail for a CRIME..that Congress just made legal for them to do...

INSIDE TRADING

and where is all the outrage over this?

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Captain

Jul-02-13 8:14 AM

NAACP, United ***** College Fund, Affirmative Action Law, Blacks in Govt, Congressional Black Caucus, Miss Black America, BET, EBONY magazine, National Black Police Association, Black History Month, etc etc etc. There are literally THOUSANDS of other national/state/local organizations, committees, events etc that exclusively serve the interests of Blacks ONLY.

Now, can someone please name me ONE socially acceptable organization that proudly admits to serving whites only? Didn't think so.

Try establishing a NAAWP chapter (or any of the above for Whites only) and see how quickly it'd be condemned as a racist org.

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Steiner

Jul-02-13 8:00 AM

Judeye, in your planet saving wisdom, you forgot that rappers make a great living doing the very same thing Deen is accused of. Racist, and also misogynic lyrics. Ever hear of equal protection judeye ? If the rappers can say the words so can everyone else. Is that ok with you judeye? Do we need dispensartion from the learned liberal gals ?Hey judeye, fracking is how capitalism works and you are against that.Blacks killing each other is racism ? Look at the inner cities, all democratic and all major crime centers. thats how liberalism works ! and those gun buy backs too. And people denied admkission to colleges because they are white . No racism here ? judeye, you are a thoroughly confused politicaly correct female. Remember there are no female logicians and philosphers of reknown . Why ? just read your own posts or other liberal women posts and thats why.You gals do not seem to have critical thinking skills. Is it due to global warming ?

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Steiner

Jul-02-13 7:47 AM

Judeye, what in the world are you talking about ? Do you know your self? Racism in America ? This is how capitalism works ? You have gone daffy. No, it is how political correctness by the left works. Jesse Jackson and Al sharpton make a living off racism. Blacks in jail ? So how is that a racist problem ? Lets see judeye, you are going to save the planet with green enrrgy, eliminate racism , tell people what, when and how to think, etc. Got a oversize opinion of yourself ? Must be that feminine intuition.

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joew

Jul-02-13 7:43 AM

Speaking of racists,anyone see this weeks Newsweek? Yikes wait until Judeye and Robert see this one!!!

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DKexpat

Jul-01-13 9:20 PM

Paula Dean is a calculated businessperson trying to salvage her brand.

Remember when she kept her Type 2 diabetes a secret for years? She admitted it when - just by coincidence, I'm sure - her son started a "healthy cooking" show and needed a high-profile sponsor. Yup, it was her as a paid spokesperson for a drug company.

She's no different than Limbaugh or Stewart for losing sponsors for what they said or did...

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timeisthefire

Jul-01-13 3:33 PM

As for the high percentage of blacks in the prisons,they are the ones most convicted and its usually black on black crime...And as for blatant racism IMO & experience blacks are far more outspoken on the matter ...

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