Republican bad taste or reality check on racism?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by The Other Side, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Bear found dumped at WCU with Obama signs

    Dale Neal • published October 20, 2008 4:46 pm

    CULLOWHEE – A dead bear was found dumped this morning on the Western Carolina University campus, draped with a pair of Obama campaign signs, university police said.

    Maintenance workers reported about 7:45 a.m. finding a 75-pound bear cub dumped at the roundabout near the Catamount statute at the entrance to campus, said Tom Johnson, chief of university police.
    “It looked like it had been shot in the head as best we can tell. A couple of Obama campaign signs had been stapled together and stuck over its head,” Johnson said.
    University police called in N.C. Wildlife Resources officials to remove the body and help in the investigation. Bear season is currently under way in Western North Carolina.
    “This is certainly unacceptable,” Johnson said. “Someone was wanting to draw attention to the election. If we find out who they are, we’ll make sure they’ll get some attention themselves.”
    "Western Carolina University deplores the inappropriate behavior that led to this troubling incident," said Leila Tvedt, associate vice chancellor "We cannot speculate on the motives of the people involved, nor who those people might be. Campus police are cooperating with authorities to investigate this matter."
    Anyone with information should call WCU police at 828-227-7301.
  2. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    This is really a stain on American Politics.

    No matter who did it, it sends an ugly message around the world.

    Sad day for american politics.
  3. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    You know TOS, you really are weak! I mean if you're gonna beat that drum then bang the hell out of it with something like this!

    You really got no balls!
  4. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    Dont know what you were trying to say, but your link was a bunch of jibberish.

    What was the point?:dead:

    I was talking about a specific act of metaphoric racism. I think everyone already knows McCain and Palin are desperate and calling OBAMA a socialist is a last ditch effort to get someone, anyones attention for longer than 2 seconds.
  5. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Obama is a socialist, he is also black...BFD...two truths that are coincidental.
    The concept of socialism is not a "black thang" as the article claims. Obama's "economic package" of redistributing the wealth(His words, not mine) is a long used socialist phrase.
    The dead bear, the signs, yeah I think this is probably a racist statement.However to tag this action as "Republican" is just wrong. There are (as Sober, I think, pointed out) extremists that hate blacks just because they are black, but that is not the republican party. The racist may vote repub, or libertarian or not at all, but to place blame on any party for this kind of senseless action is irresponsible and incorrect.
    In all the debates, campaign ads that I have seen, the only time race has been brought up was by either Obama or his supporters. Sure enough, there are people out there that will not vote for Obama because he is black, but the other side of the coin is that there is just as many, if not more, that will vote for because he is black. Both are wrong.
    I will not vote for Obama (duh), but it has nothing to do with his race, it's due to the fact his policies are indeed socialist in theory.
  6. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    President Bush, a republican conservative, has the honor of being the largest socialist in american history since the great depression.

    He has grown Goverment larger than any president since 1929. To top all the acts of socialism created by GW Bush would take 18 trillion dollars.

    This will not happen. Rhetoric is funny. People believe what they want to believe despite the documented facts.

    The efforts of the right wing nut machine to convince its "robotic" followers that OBAMA is a socialist has been embarrassing at best.

    The mere fact that they must "repeat" it over and over and over on all avenues of talk radio and fox news is an example of brainwashing.

    How many times do you have to say something for it to become real??

    Talk radio knows that all they have to do is talk about the same topic everyday, make the same statements everyday, take calls from callers everyday about the same subject and before you know it, guys liek you are calling him a socialist.

    The use of the word "socialist" is meant to have the listener connect it to the word communist.

    Fortunately, there are thousands of people who are realizing that BUSH is the largest socialist of them all.
  7. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    wow metaphoric racism. ROFLMAO thats a bleeding heart liberal term if I ever heard one.

    Speaking of metaphoric racism anyone notice the Obama commercials showing his white mother. looks like he's trying to metaphorically tell the white race that he is white.

    Its time to move past the the faked indigant outrage acts over implied racism. The single biggest acts of racism ever perpetuated has been by the white bleeding heart liberals supposedly trying to help people of color.
  8. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Pssst , yo got a surprise

    Bush ain't running for president!!

    Try to keep up with the times ok!!!!
  9. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member


    –noun 1.a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.” Compare mixed metaphor, simile (def. 1). 2.something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else; emblem; symbol.

    From the article I linked:

    In other words, socialist is a code word (ie symbol) for black and the article goes further:

    It sets whites apart. Hmmmm. Let's see, sounds like a racist claim to me!
    Now if socialist is a code word for black with an underlying purpose of racism and a metaphoric term, in this case "socialist" is according to #2 above, "something used or regarded to represent something else" or rather Socialist equals black with a goal of setting whites apart, then that sounds to me like metaphoric racism. Yeah the article was jibberish but in my metaphoric way I was suggesting the same concerning what you were suggesting by code as well!

    You are right about Bush being socialist but it's more on the Mussolini model whereas you demonrats are more a Fabian style. Both however being grounded in old world Europe autocratic society of elites ruling the masses. The part that really scares me is if Tie Socialist and TOS Socialist realize they are really the same and get together and breed, that the damage to the national gene pool would be so massive that american freedom and liberty would all but end for all time!


    I leave the board to Tie and yourself as I'm off for an evening of hardcore Swedish Deathmetal. Have fun you 2!

    Tourist, I'll think about you tonight. Grrrrrrr! Deathgrowl. :happy2:
  10. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Swedish deathmetal? Sounds metaphoric to me.:happy-very:
  11. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    Here's a follow up to your original post. Personally, the poor baby cub, was the victim, not Barack Obama.

    7 suspects interviewed, call WCU bear incident a prank, not political

    10/21/2008 - Tom Johnson, Western Carolina University chief of police, is reporting that as of 4:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 21) seven individuals – all of them students at WCU – had been identified as involved in the placement of the body of a dead bear that was found on the WCU campus at about 7:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20.

    Authorities have interviewed most, but not all, of the seven individuals. Based on the information provided by those interviewed, authorities believe that the incident was not some sort of political statement, as had been the subject of speculation due to the fact that campaign signs in support of Barack Obama were found on the bear’s body, but was a prank.

    According to interviews conducted so far, some students camping in a forested area off campus stumbled across the body of the bear while searching for firewood late Saturday night, Oct. 18.

    The students put the bear, which had been shot, in the back of a pick-up truck and continued their camping trip. Those students arrived at a social gathering at The Summit, an off-campus residential complex, on Sunday night, Oct. 19, with the bear in the back of the truck, and struck up a conversation with other individuals about what to do with the animal.

    One of the students suggested placing it at the base of the Catamount statue at the main entrance of campus. En route to campus, the students took random political signs to put over the bear’s head in an effort to cover the head wound and prevent blood from spilling into the bed of the truck. The students dumped the bear into the center of the roundabout at the entrance to campus at about 2:40 a.m. Monday, and returned to their apartment.

    The students told Chief Johnson that their actions were not politically or racially motivated. One of the students involved in the incident is African-American.

    At this time, no charges have been filed in the incident. Campus law enforcement officers and N.C. Wildlife Resources agents will discuss their findings with the District Attorney’s Office to determine whether charges would be appropriate.

    The discussion with the DA will not take place until all perpetrators have been interviewed. Johnson notified the State Bureau of Investigation early in the investigation and has briefed the U.S. Secret Service throughout the process of the investigation.

    Upon hearing of the findings of the interviews, Western Carolina University Chancellor John W. Bardo issued the following statement: “I am pleased to hear that this situation appears to be a stupid prank. I am disappointed in the extremely poor judgment demonstrated by these young people. I hope that this intolerable incident can serve as a learning moment for them and for others, one that reminds us that we must respect one another’s opinions and we should not jump to conclusions without first having all the facts.”
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    Last modified: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Close, you forgot about LBJ. This has been my gripe about Bush. I thought I was voting for a Conservative and he has turned into the most Socialist president since LBJ.
    Throws my Liberal friends off when they start their Bush-bashing and I chime in and then call him a Socialist. General look of confusion ensues.:happy-very:

    Bush is no Conservative and not a real Republican in my book.
  13. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    I'm glad socialist was brought up.I believe Bama will will put W's socialist behavior to shame.All these Washington politicians really hack me off.I hate the dem's and the rep's aint far behind.....Do ya catch my drift?
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I second that :angry: emoticon.
    Go Smokey
  15. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Now cmon C,,, this case is so cut and dry racism any fool could see it. This incident occurred in the mountains of western NC. We all know that it is completely redneck country. Second, it was an Obama sign attached to the bear, so it was obviously a Republican who put it there. Clear case of Republican racism if Ive ever seen it, right?
  16. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I figured there was no better place to drop this joke.....right in the middle of one of one of "The Other Side's" BS posts.

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    dress​ with a veil.​

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    You see, my first​ husba​nd was so excit​ed
    about​ our weddi​ng,​ he died as we were
    check​ing into our hotel​.​
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    limo on our way to our honey​moon that we
    had that weddi​ng annul​led immed​iatel​y and
    never​ spoke​ to each other​ again​.​

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  17. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    Sorry, just not reading the original post as a Republican racial issue, nor the follow up as posted on the website of Western Carolina University.

    I would be willing to bet alcohol and drugs might have played a bigger roll with college kids camping in the woods. Who in their right mind would approach a bear to see if it was alive or not, put it in the back of the truck, and take it to their school property and display the poor thing with political signs? Animal House does come to mind.

    Which if its such a racist area, why would there be Obama signs available in the first place?
  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You don't need to go to North Carolina to find racism, it's alive and well pretty much everywhere.

    This one comes from New Mexico: click, though rather than being religious bigotry it might just be an example of garden variety idiocy.

    And I agree, it sounds like the "bear incident" was just some drunk college kids being drunk college kids.
  19. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    First of all, I never said Bush is a Republican conservative, clearly he is not. However you haven't seen socialism as you will if you get your man in office.
    I personally do not listen to talk radio so what they say is irrelevant to me. My opinion that Obama is a socialist in his theories was formed by listening to him in the debates. As he was explaining how he was going to reduce the tax burden on 95% of all Americans while seeing to it that the other 5% was taxed at a higher rate, it became obvious that he was a socialist. He cemented that idea for me when he said(paraphrased) "share the wealth". I also read on BHO's website, his proposed policies are .....yeh... socialist in theory.
    By the nature of the American public we as a nation are inclined to help those who can not help themselves. I have a problem with those who WILL NOT help themselves because they are waiting on Uncle Sam to do it for them.

    Rest assured as you go to bed tonight that your vote will be canceled out by mine. Sleep tight, don't let the Obama bugs bite.

    Sorry had to come back and add something.
    You said"
    This will not happen. Rhetoric is funny. People believe what they want to believe despite the documented facts."
    Funny to me is that a week or so ago the Demos were all saying (in effect) "Don't look at Obama's record (documented facts), listen to what he says.", now they want us to look at the documented facts and forget what he said. LMAO....
  20. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Notice how the liberal kook who raised the racism charge has not been back to this thread to apologize for throwing out false charges of racism?