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  1. SherriannPederson

    SherriannPederson said, over 6 years ago

    ‘The Show Must Go On’….. the organizations who try to control here in North America CAN NOT change the PAST by creating issuses and making demands based on these irrelevant issuses…..

    This is analogous to the situation that existed before you all were here on Earth. The only difference is that instead of an unknown source abusing you when you were not following their plan….. today if you are not humane, it will effect how you will evolve!

  2. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, over 6 years ago

    Pat is making up for lost time, I wish he had let the other one hang around, take time to go back and check it out.

    Racism is always there, it is in every nation, country, and state, because it appeals to the basic hates and fears that humans have (fear turns to hate because if you fear something you quickly come to hate it).

    The embers of racism lie there smoldering, waiting for someone to blow on them so that can (once again) burst into flame.

    And, as we all know, Fox Blows.

  3. kreole

    kreole said, over 6 years ago

    The reason racism is always there, in every nation, country and state, is because it is instinctive in man. What you need to do now is try to understand why it is instinctive to begin with……

  4. Bill Ewing

    Bill Ewing GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    How is the Kool Ade, Pat?

    Try to watch outside the alphabet MSMs and the NY Times once in a while you may get a whole story to “comment” on.

    OOPS! I forgot, it is much more comfortable inside the beltway or on Manhattan Island since reality is not in great supply. Also pay is better for your tripe than in “fly over country.”

  5. halfabug

    halfabug said, over 6 years ago

    even tho the dems are behind most of it. you know it.

  6. ray32648

    ray32648 said, over 6 years ago

    Looks like none of you finger pointers actually did your own due diligence and watched her whole presentation. For the lazy I’ll summarize – racism is deployed by the “haves” as a weapon in class warfare. No, halfabug, the Dems aren’t behind “most” of it but they do hold their own.

  7. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 6 years ago

    Yeah, you tell him Bill, he’s only a Nationally Syndicated Pulitzer-Prize Winning cartoonist, and you’re a…a….

    Never mind.

  8. rottenprat

    rottenprat said, over 6 years ago

    It is most definitely taught, which means it can also be forgotten.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 6 years ago

    I find it extremely disheartening that race should be such an issue at this point in our history. Is racism so woven into the fabric of American life? How can we get beyond this terrible situation?

  10. sensrule92

    sensrule92 GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Don’t the Pulitzer Prize and national syndication go hand in hand with the main stream media that Bill was critical of? I really don’t see how that presents any type of counter argument…

    Historically, both republicans and democrats have shown neither regret nor shame in using racism as a political weapon. Only the true partisans will claim otherwise.

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 6 years ago

    “Who taught Revs Sharpton and Jackson?”

    The KKK, next question.

  12. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 6 years ago

    What is the point of this cartoon? Racism is in the news? Wasn’t it Obama who told Sherrod to quit her position immediately without gathering all of the facts? Does this strip have to do with something other than Sherrod? Is this strip about the NAACP calling the Tea Party a bunch of “racists”?

    Is everyone in this country just blindly (and blandly) throwing a deck of race cards in the air and calling it a card game?

  13. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    This particular situation was attending an NAACP banquet to look for something to attack the NAACP with after the NAACP came out last week and said that the TEA party had racist elements amongst their movement and called upon them to repudiate them.

    The TEA party responded that the NAACP has racist elements, after chucking a major contributor of the exact content that the NAACP was talking about.

    The NAACP said “there’re certainly racists but they aren’t part of our group and we repudiate them when found.”

    This little tidbit from Shirley Sherrod was recorded, edited, and taken completely out of context and posted on Conservative blogs. Fox News, “fair and balanced” Right Wing media machine, jumped on this and ran with it, condemning her all day, much like they did with the falsified ACORN footage. They attacked the Obama administration with it because it fits their narrative: “black people are coming for the things that white people have. They want revenge.”

    The NAACP, a bunch of panicked, racist idiots themselves, quickly ate this up and ran with the same “evidence” while the Obama Administration official called her up while she was on the road and forced her to resign, citing a “zero tolerance” for such behavior, without even getting her side of the story.

    The real, full, complete clip came out on places like CNN. Every one of the above parties look like total dips**ts for jumping to conclusions. The farmers involved came out in full support of her, having still had their farm thanks to her actually helping them with the “full force of what she could do” that Fox News claimed she didn’t.

    The NAACP apologizes to her and is like “oh we’re so sorry, this is a teachable moment, give her her job back.” Fox News is like “How could the Obama Administration jump to conclusions [like we did]” as if they had no hand in it, trying to back away from yet ANOTHER story they ran with for their ‘narrative:’ “whitey, be scared, they want more reparations! zomg!” And the Obama administration official is forced to call her up and say “my bad, want your job back?” and she’s like “Uh… I don’t really know if I do, considering how ya’all treated me.”

    And here we are.

  14. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Edit: Oh, and somehow Jesse Jackson finds a way to get involved, as the self-appointed speaker on all issues involving race, as if anyone gives a d@rn or takes him seriously.

  15. wizman440

    wizman440 GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Guess Pat was a member of the Journo-List… One of their members said to keep Conservatives on the defensive by calling one of them, Fred Barnes or Karl Rove, any of them a racist.. That will keep them sputtering and time spent defending they’re not racists will keep them from talking about joblessness.

    You are truly a team player.

    BTW, Sherrod was fired before any video aired on Fox.

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