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Qtec
07-21-2010, 05:38 AM
Here is absolute PROOF that Fox News is a fear mongering racist arm of the RW propaganda machine.

Shame on them.

link (http://mediamatters.org/blog/201007200060)

What's it all about??

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Breitbart's Sherrod narrative unravels
July 20, 2010 2:25 pm ET — 235 Comments

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>Based on what appears to be selectively edited footage, Andrew Breitbart falsely suggested that Shirley Sherrod said that, in her former position with the USDA, she had discriminated against a white farmer.</span> In fact, Sherrod's statements in the video corroborate her statement that the story she was discussing is 24 years old. Moreover, Sherrod says that the video took her remarks out of context to omit that she was actually telling story about her work to get "beyond the issue of race."
Breitbart strongly suggested Sherrod was discussing actions she took as a federal official

Breitbart: Sherrod's "federal duties are managed through the prism of race and class distinctions." In a July 19 blog post on Big Government, Andrew Breitbart strongly suggested that Sherrod discriminated against a white farmer in her capacity as the USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development:

We are in possession of a video from in which Shirley Sherrod, USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development, speaks at the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner in Georgia. In her meandering speech to what appears to be an all-black audience, this federally appointed executive bureaucrat lays out in stark detail, that her federal duties are managed through the prism of race and class distinctions.

In the first video, Sherrod describes how she racially discriminates against a white farmer. She describes how she is torn over how much she will choose to help him. And, she admits that she doesn't do everything she can for him, because he is white. Eventually, her basic humanity informs that this white man is poor and needs help. But she decides that he should get help from "one of his own kind". She refers him to a white lawyer.

Sherrod's racist tale is received by the NAACP audience with nodding approval and murmurs of recognition and agreement. Hardly the behavior of the group now holding itself up as the supreme judge of another groups' racial tolerance </div></div>

He takes a 2 min clip out of a 45 min speech to twist and falsely accuse this woman and Fox run with it <u>without even doing ANY investigation into whether it is reliable or not.
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liar (http://mediamatters.org/research/201007200047)

After the Fox treatment and the 'damning video' she is forced to resign.....but wait....

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">N.A.A.C.P. Backtracks on Official Accused of Bias
By SARAH WHEATON

The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People apologized Tuesday to a black civil servant whose ouster the civil rights organization had originally cheered.

Last week, the N.A.A.C.P. garnered headlines when it accused parts of the Tea Party movement of being racist. Then, over the weekend, a video emerged of Shirley Sherrod, the head of the Department of Agriculture’s rural development office in Georgia, speaking at an N.A.A.C.P. event in Douglas, Ga., in March. <u>In a two-and-a-half-minute clip, Ms. Sherrod seemed to explain that she discriminated against a white farmer 24 years ago.</u>

Ms. Sherrod said she was pressed to resign after the video whipped around the Web. But she said the clip was misleading. According to Ms. Sherrod and people who have seen the full video, she went on to say in her speech that she had learned from working with the farmer that all people must overcome their prejudices.

After seeing the full video, the N.A.A.C.P. said Tuesday that it had been “snookered” into believing Ms. Sherrod had acted with bias.

“We are in a moment where there is heightened sensitivity and concern, including within the N.A.A.C.P., about discrimination against white people,” said Benjamin T. Jealous, the group’s president. He said the N.A.A.C.P. wanted “to be clear that there’s a single yardstick by which civil rights are judged.”

In the video, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>which received much airtime on the Fox News Channel on Monday, </span>Ms. Sherrod recalled working for a nonprofit organization in Georgia.

“I was struggling with the fact that so many black people had lost their farmland, and here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land,” Ms. Sherrod said in the video. “So I didn’t give him the full force of what I could do. I did enough.”

<span style='font-size: 20pt'>The video was spotlighted by Andrew Breitbart, a conservative blogger known for promoting videos that emerged last year and ultimately brought down Acorn,</span> the community organizing group. By Monday evening, Ms. Sherrod was out of her job. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack cited the agency’s “zero-tolerance” policy on discrimination in explaining her ouster.

Ms. Sherrod took to the airwaves, especially those of CNN, on Tuesday. She told the network that the N.A.A.C.P. was “the reason why this happened.”

“They got into a fight with the Tea Party, and all of this came out as a result of that,” she said.

Mr. Breitbart reached a similar conclusion, though from a different perspective. “They’re trying to make this about me and Shirley Sherrod. This is about the N.A.A.C.P.,” he said by phone. He said that the civil rights group had “spent an inordinate amount of airtime trying to brand the Tea Party as racist” while tolerating racism itself. </div></div>


Was she racist? Not according to the farmer and his wife!!!

Case proven methinks. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

watch (http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201007200058)


Same MO as the ACORN fraud and Climategate. Run with the lies 24/7 for days on end and when its proved they were wrong ignore it. The damage is already done.

Q

"A lie can go twice round the world before the Truth gets its boots on". Some American guy...Twain?

Qtec
07-21-2010, 05:58 AM
Just in.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Big Government slams administration for believing Big Government

July 20, 2010 6:01 pm ET by Ben Dimiero

Now that the Breitbart-created "scandal" about supposedly "racist" comments from now-former USDA official Shirley Sherrod has completely fallen apart and been revealed as a dishonest smear campaign, conservative media figures are doing their best to whitewash their own involvement and pin all of the blame for the story on the administration.

It is unfathomable to exclude conservative media figures from criticism over the story. After all, they were the ones who created the entire "scandal" out of thin air and breathlessly promoted it. This story wouldn't have existed without their shameless dishonesty and irresponsibility.

This is not a defense of the administration, which quite obviously never should have trusted Andrew Breitbart in the first place.

Strangely enough, Big Government, which broke the story in question, seems to be making the same argument. After posting video of her appearance on CNN this morning, Big Government writer Jeff Dunetz writes [emphasis added]:

If this story is true, and there is no reason to doubt her, it shows the extent that Breitbart, Fox,and the Tea Party have gotten under the skin of the White House. Rather then to think it through they overreacted and forced Sherrod to pull over on the side of the road and resign without telling her side of the story.

It is also hard to understand why the NAACP would instantly condemn Ms Sherrod, if the speech was indeed as she said, why wouldn't they respond by releasing the entire speech? One explanation may be that she is lying, but if you listen closely to the end of the clip she does seem to be pivoting toward saying it was about income not race (and then seems to change her mind again).

Another explanation for the White House and the NAACP not releasing the entire tape is the possibility that Shirley Sherrod is their sacrificial lamb. Possibly they do not care about the truth. Perhaps they realized their resolution attacking the Tea Party as racist was such a political loser, especially coming right after disclosure of DOJ Black Panther scandal, they see the condemnation of Sherrod as a way out of theses crises and seem racially balanced.

Either way Shirley Sherrod is the victim of a White House so incredibly thin skinned, so frighted of the media and the citizens of the United States who believe these words written by William Shakespeare "Tell truth and shame the devil"

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He admits he is a liar peddling lies through doctored videos and its the Govt's fault. He basically says you can't trust him.
Good to know.
link (http://mediamatters.org/blog/201007200064)

He is a parasite who preys on peoples fears.
Q


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Qtec
07-21-2010, 06:16 AM
The worm himself. He contradicts himself every other sentence.
slime (http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201007210006)
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Qtec
07-21-2010, 06:24 AM
Bring back Sherrod!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">


Shirley Sherrod Defended By Diverse Coalition Calling For USDA To Give Her Job Back (VIDEO)

Shirley Sherrod has accomplished a number of things in her career, but she had never planned on uniting Glenn Beck and the NAACP.

The former USDA official was allegedly forced out of her job as director of rural development in Georgia after a video surfaced that appeared to show her admitting that race played a factor in a decision to limit help for a white farmer. Sherrod is African American.

Her speech was significantly longer than the original clip, which now appears to have been taken significantly out of context.</div></div>

Shirley speaks (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/21/shirley-sherrod-defended_n_653747.html)

Q

Qtec
07-21-2010, 06:36 AM
Its official, Obama is a wimp. This latest knee jerk reaction is too much.

Q. Are you a man or a mouse?
Obama. Squeak.

Gayle in MD
07-21-2010, 07:01 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Just in.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Big Government slams administration for believing Big Government

July 20, 2010 6:01 pm ET by Ben Dimiero

Now that the Breitbart-created "scandal" about supposedly "racist" comments from now-former USDA official Shirley Sherrod has completely fallen apart and been revealed as a dishonest smear campaign, conservative media figures are doing their best to whitewash their own involvement and pin all of the blame for the story on the administration.

It is unfathomable to exclude conservative media figures from criticism over the story. After all, they were the ones who created the entire "scandal" out of thin air and breathlessly promoted it. This story wouldn't have existed without their shameless dishonesty and irresponsibility.

This is not a defense of the administration, which quite obviously never should have trusted Andrew Breitbart in the first place.

Strangely enough, Big Government, which broke the story in question, seems to be making the same argument. After posting video of her appearance on CNN this morning, Big Government writer Jeff Dunetz writes [emphasis added]:

If this story is true, and there is no reason to doubt her, it shows the extent that Breitbart, Fox,and the Tea Party have gotten under the skin of the White House. Rather then to think it through they overreacted and forced Sherrod to pull over on the side of the road and resign without telling her side of the story.

It is also hard to understand why the NAACP would instantly condemn Ms Sherrod, if the speech was indeed as she said, why wouldn't they respond by releasing the entire speech? One explanation may be that she is lying, but if you listen closely to the end of the clip she does seem to be pivoting toward saying it was about income not race (and then seems to change her mind again).

Another explanation for the White House and the NAACP not releasing the entire tape is the possibility that Shirley Sherrod is their sacrificial lamb. Possibly they do not care about the truth. Perhaps they realized their resolution attacking the Tea Party as racist was such a political loser, especially coming right after disclosure of DOJ Black Panther scandal, they see the condemnation of Sherrod as a way out of theses crises and seem racially balanced.

Either way Shirley Sherrod is the victim of a White House so incredibly thin skinned, so frighted of the media and the citizens of the United States who believe these words written by William Shakespeare "Tell truth and shame the devil"

</div></div>

He admits he is a liar peddling lies through doctored videos and its the Govt's fault. He basically says you can't trust him.
Good to know.
link (http://mediamatters.org/blog/201007200064)

He is a parasite who preys on peoples fears.
Q


Q </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Breitbart, Fox,and the Tea Party have gotten under the skin of the White House. </div></div>


I think those mentioned have gotten under the skin of all thinking Americans.

The White House Staff has failed miserably to do due diligence, and the President pays the price for that.

Too bad, they should have known if Fox was involved, there would be a lie involved.

G.

pooltchr
07-21-2010, 08:36 AM
Nobody ever claimed there was a high degree of intelligent thought eminating from this administration.

Steve

Deeman3
07-21-2010, 10:30 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Its official, Obama is a wimp. This latest knee jerk reaction is too much.

Q. Are you a man or a mouse?
Obama. Squeak.

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<span style="color: #FF0000">I think we can all agree on that. However, Fox News, the NAACP as well as the administration are responsible for sloppy fact checking and weak kneed politics. it is the responsibility of all of them to get the facts and full story before taking action against an individual. </span>

Qtec
07-21-2010, 10:57 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">the NAACP as well as the administration are responsible for sloppy fact checking and weak kneed politics. </div></div>

I agree but Fox is guilty of much more. They are now reduced to race baiting and they make no bones about it. They will latch on to anything and twist the facts to try and bring Obama in a bad light. First ACORN, then The NBPP and now this.....and all have been debunked. All black.

Fair and Balanced my a$$.

Q

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LWW
07-21-2010, 11:06 AM
Such as?

LWW

Qtec
07-21-2010, 12:05 PM
watch the video (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/21/rachel-maddow-white-house_n_654134.html)

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Qtec
07-21-2010, 12:15 PM
watch it (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/21/rachel-maddow-white-house_n_654134.html)

Q

pooltchr
07-21-2010, 12:15 PM
It is becoming a comedy of errors. It's no wonder that our poor lefties don't know what to think, when the leaders who tell them what to think, don't even know what they think themselves!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100721/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_usda_racism_resignation

I almost got a headache trying to figure out exactly what they are thinking!

Steve

LWW
07-21-2010, 02:59 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> watch the video (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/21/rachel-maddow-white-house_n_654134.html)

Q </div></div>

OK ... I'm watching this now. Maddow's "POINT" boils down to Sherrod not speaking of her racist actions now but her racist actions prior to joining the Obama regime.

Then Maddow goes on to explain how Sherrod refusing to give the white folks the full help she could counts as actually helping them because she shipped them off to a white worker who would help them.

As to lame claims of a slice and splice ... not a shred of evidence was presented of this happening.

But ... it was put on the spoon by Maddow, so what can we expect.

LWW

Deeman3
07-21-2010, 03:03 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">the NAACP as well as the administration are responsible for sloppy fact checking and weak kneed politics. </div></div>

I agree but Fox is guilty of much more. They are now reduced to race baiting and they make no bones about it. They will latch on to anything and twist the facts to try and bring Obama in a bad light. First ACORN, then The NBPP and now this.....and all have been debunked. All black.

Fair and Balanced my a$$.


Q </div></div>

<span style="color: #FF0000">They may not be as fair and balanced as they think but they do give a side of the story that most will never hear. I grant you they made a mistake, along with the others on this one but the ACORN scandal has only been debunked in the view of very paritsan groups who use, like Fox only the information they want to show.

A few of the Tea Partiers did get out of hand as a very few showed some racist comments. HOwever, branding everything said negative about Obama is stupid. A Nazi mustache painted on him has nothing to do with racism. There are and were hundreds of them painted on Bush and never a peep out of anyone from the left. Movies made about assasinating him as well as a poster or two on here saying "Where is Lee Harvey Oswald when you need him?" All would be big news if done to Obama by the right.

As I said in another post, the charge of raciam is a weak attempt to win an argument when you just don't want any policy challenged.

Gayle has only that along with some long held guilt perhaps, of what her side has done to the minorities in this country. I know some will never get beyond race as both a charge when they don't have anything else or as I said, some guilt about what their forefathers did to them long ago. I do know, as long as you have folks selling the victimhood scheme and those who, in the short term, profit form it, it will continue generation after generation.

Most of us had no trouble getting over having a black President. Many of us have said, be fair of him, much more than the left ever said for Bush outside a short pretend support for a while after 9/11.

The voters will decide in November if we are headed in the right direction and if the left is right, we will have more and more Democrats in office.

For the record as I have said. President Obama is doing a good job in Afghanistan and probably in Iraq. He is spending a lot more money on programs that are marginally effective at producing jobs if you don't count government jobs for north of a million a pop.

He is doing great with Gitmo, the international community openly laughs at him and the Russians play him like a fiddle. He is rapidly being pulled back into line by the Jews after some false steps and he may have damaged health care beyond repair for the middle class while getting almost nothng for the real working poor. The totally useless will make out fine under his administration.

I give him credit for standing up for unpopular programs no matter how ineffective and wasteful they are. His promised to cut waste has not had a single cut proposed and he is owned as much by lobbiests as any man in history.

He is half black, half white, probably representing America in reality more than any other recent president.


He is not a communist but a socialist by nature but we knew that before he was elected by his record not what he said. He has at least 2 more years to shift as much wealth from the workers to the non-workers and he knows it. He will blame the Republicans for everything as long as his followers will buy it and, believe me, they will for a bit longer. He will never be blamed for anything by Democrats no matter what he does. In his reality, for consumption, Bush is still president. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif</span>

Qtec
07-21-2010, 07:13 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> watch the video (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/21/rachel-maddow-white-house_n_654134.html)

Q </div></div>

OK ... I'm watching this now. Maddow's "POINT" boils down to Sherrod not speaking of her racist actions now but her racist actions prior to joining the Obama regime.

Then Maddow goes on to explain how Sherrod refusing to give the white folks the full help she could counts as actually helping them because she shipped them off to a white worker who would help them.

As to lame claims of a slice and splice ... not a shred of evidence was presented of this happening.

But ... it was put on the spoon by Maddow, so what can we expect.

LWW </div></div>

Trust you to get it a$$ backwards.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">..the tape had been edited <span style='font-size: 14pt'>to make an anecdote about <span style='font-size: 17pt'>racial reconciliation</span> appear to be a racist rant.</span> </div></div>

I bet you read 'To kill a Mocking bird' and thought the black guy was guilty.

Q

LWW
07-22-2010, 04:14 AM
The difference is that I watched the entire unedited video ... you waited for someone to explain to you how it wasn't what your lying eyes would tell you.

This story is quote Orwellian.

LWW

LWW
07-22-2010, 04:18 AM
&gt;&gt;&gt;HERE&lt;&lt;&lt; (http://www.breitbart.tv/shirley-sherrod-full-speech-before-the-naacp-freedom-fund-dinner-part-1/) is the entire video.

LWW

Sev
07-22-2010, 04:41 AM
Both Beck and CNN vindicated the lady.

At least somebody is on the ball.

I hope she gets some good offers from private industry rather than going back to the government.

LWW
07-22-2010, 05:01 AM
Watch the entire video. I'm not speaking for Fox or Breitbart ... just myself.

The part about reconciliation was at the end of the speech. It may well have even been heartfelt and sincere. I'm willing to accept that it was.

None of that changes the crowds reactions when she spoke about not giving a white family what they were entitled to and passing them along to another white in the department.

LWW

Qtec
07-22-2010, 05:04 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> and passing them along <span style='font-size: 23pt'>to another white in the department.</span>

LWW</div></div>

Geez.......white man to the rescue????????????????? <span style='font-size: 26pt'>That's a FKN racist comment if I have ever heard one.</span>

You just cannot accept that you are wrong, despite all the evidence you just can't do it.
The white farmers 2 brothers lost their farm. due to Shirley the guy kept his farm.

Accept it.

Q

LWW
07-22-2010, 05:17 AM
She made the statement ... not I.

But, thanks for finally "GETTING IT" my friend.

Also, you have made it apparent that you haven't watched ANY of the video.

LWW

Qtec
07-22-2010, 05:33 AM
Did she make that statement? I don't know, do you have a link to the quote?

Q

Sev
07-22-2010, 05:33 AM
What I believe most people fail to understand is that the way she is addressing her story as she is telling it is from a deep southern cultural perspective. She was also charged to deal with the problems of a white farmer when her sole experience at that time was with black framers.
Keep in mind the way she is articulating herself is quite different from the way a person educated in the Northeast or west coast would.

The crows response was one to be expected. Not that I agree with it. However I dont find it surprising base on human nature. I understood the humor she was attempting to interject into the speech and did not find it offensive.

She is describing her growth as an individual. In the end she did go above her call of duty to the farmer.

Now do I agree with her in her view that Obama is on the right course. No.
Nor based on what I heard would I agree on her political views. However that does not necessarily make her a bad individual.

LWW
07-22-2010, 05:39 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> and passing them along <span style='font-size: 23pt'>to another white in the department.</span>

LWW</div></div>

Geez.......white man to the rescue????????????????? <span style='font-size: 26pt'>That's a FKN racist comment if I have ever heard one.</span>

You just cannot accept that you are wrong, despite all the evidence you just can't do it.
The white farmers 2 brothers lost their farm. due to Shirley the guy kept his farm.

Accept it.

Q </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Did she make that statement? I don't know, do you have a link to the quote?

Q </div></div>

As a matter of fact, I do. I also believe that you don't know if she said it or not ... but it's because you don't want to know.

Since you for some reason are afraid to actually watch the video, here's a partial transcript:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">W<span style='font-size: 11pt'>hen I made that commitment, I was making that commitment to black people -- and to black people only.</span> But, you know, God will show you things and He'll put things in your path so that -- that you realize that the struggle is really about poor people, you know.

The first time I was faced with having to help a white farmer save his farm, he -- he took a long time talking, but he was trying to show me he was superior to me. I know what he was doing. But he had come to me for help. <span style='font-size: 11pt'>What he didn't know -- while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me -- was I was trying to decide just how much help I was going to give him.</span>

I was struggling with the fact that so many black people have lost their farmland, and here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land. <span style='font-size: 11pt'>So, I didn't give him the full force of what I could do. I did enough so that when he -- I -- I assumed the Department of Agriculture had sent him to me, either that or the -- or the Georgia Department of Agriculture. And he needed to go back and report that I did try to help him.</span>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>So I took him to a white lawyer that we had -- that had...attended some of the training that we had provided, 'cause Chapter 12 bankruptcy had just been enacted for the family farmer. So I figured if I take him to one of them that his own kind would take care of him.</span> </div></div>

Now ... Sherrod clearly confesses to a racist attitude and a series of racist actions.

These statements were cheered by the NAACP crowd in attendance and those cheers speak volumes of the mindset of the crowd.

Sherrod goes on in the speech to explain her conversion from being a person committed to helping one race only to one committed to helping the poor.

I accept her story of having a changed heart. That isn't the issue.

&gt;&gt;&gt;HERE&lt;&lt;&lt; (http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/shirleysherrodnaacpfreedom.htm) is a transcript of the entire speech.

LWW

LWW
07-22-2010, 05:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">She is describing her growth as an individual. In the end she did go above her call of duty to the farmer.</div></div>

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>*DING*</span>

LWW

Qtec
07-22-2010, 06:08 AM
Just to show what a friggin hypocrite you are I will post this passage from YOUR link.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> When I made that commitment, I was making that commitment to black people -- and to black people only. <u>But, you know, God will show you things and He'll put things in your path so that -- that you realize that the struggle is really about poor people, you know.</u>

The first time I was faced with having to help a white farmer save his farm, he -- he took a long time talking, but he was trying to show me he was superior to me. I know what he was doing. But he had come to me for help. What he didn't know -- while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me -- was I was trying to decide just how much help I was going to give him.

I was struggling with the fact that so many black people have lost their farmland, and here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land. So, I didn't give him the full force of what I could do. I did enough so that when he -- I -- I assumed the Department of Agriculture had sent him to me, either that or the -- or the Georgia Department of Agriculture. And he needed to go back and report that I did try to help him.

<u>So I took him to a white lawyer that we had -- that had...attended some of the training that we had provided, 'cause Chapter 12 bankruptcy had just been enacted for the family farmer. So I figured if I take him to one of them that his own kind would take care of him.
</u>
That's when it was revealed to me that, y'all, it's about poor versus those who have, and not so much about white -- it is about white and black, but it's not -- you know, it opened my eyes, 'cause I took him to one of his own and I put him in his hand, and felt okay, I've done my job. But, during that time we would have these injunctions against the Department of Agriculture and -- so, they couldn't foreclose on him. And I want you to know that the county supervisor had done something to him that I have not seen yet that they've done to any other farmer, black or white. And what they did to him caused him to not be able to file Chapter 12 bankruptcy.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>So, everything was going along fine -- I'm thinking he's being taken care of by the white lawyer and then they lifted the injunction against USDA in May of '87 for two weeks and he was one of 13 farmers in Georgia who received a foreclosure notice. He called me. I said, "Well, go on and make an appointment at the lawyer. Let me know when it is and I'll meet you there."

So we met at the lawyer's office on -- on the day they had given him. And this lawyer sat there -- he had been paying this lawyer, y'all. That's what got me. He had been paying the lawyer since November, and this was May. And the lawyer sat there and looked at him and said, "Well, y'all are getting old. Why don't you just let the farm go?" I could not believe he said that, so I said to the lawyer -- I told him, "I can't believe you said that." I said, "It's obvious to me if he cannot file a Chapter 12 bankruptcy to -- to stop this foreclose, you have to file an 11. And the lawyer said to me, "I'll do whatever you say" -- "whatever you think" -- that's the way he put it. But he's paying him. He wasn't paying me any money, you know. So he said -- the lawyer said he would work on it.

<u>And then, about seven days before that man would have been sold at the courthouse steps, the farmer called me and said the lawyer wasn't doing anything. And that's when I spent time there in my office calling everybody I could think of to try to see -- help me find the lawyer who would handle this. And finally, I remembered that I had gone to see one just 40 miles away in Americus with the black farmers. So, I --


Well, working with him made me see that it's really about those who have versus those who don't, you know. And they could be black; they could be white; they could be Hispanic. And it made me realize then that I needed to work to help poor people -- those who don't have access the way others have.</u></span> </div></div>

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LWW
07-22-2010, 06:14 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Just to show what a friggin hypocrite you are I will post this passage from YOUR link.

Q

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Thanks for confirming what I'd already said.

At least you finally read the transcript.

Kudos.

LWW

Qtec
07-22-2010, 06:20 AM
Geez, that must be the come-back of all time!

Lost for words? Want your mommy?

Q