Wednesday, June 06, 2012

An excited mother and an even more excited voter.

Before I start this post let me apologize to Chris Curtis, Charles Major and my man Norm Bond. I should have been hanging with them via a video chat tonight, but I just couldn't get this tech thing down. Sorry guys, maybe next time.

Now for my post:

Some of you know how I feel about the over the top celebrations of high school graduations. I have blogged about it in the past. I am not crazy about making a big deal about getting past the first step in what should be a long educational process. Still, I understand the importance of having a family member achieve an educational goal, and that to some families a high school diploma is somewhat of a big deal.

Having said that, I truly don't know what to make of my cousin Shannon going crazy at her daughter's graduation down in South Carolina. Shannon could have chilled a little bit, but did they really have to arrest her?

 "A Myrtle Beach teen's high school graduation on Saturday was ruined when her excited mom, Shannon Cooper, was arrested for cheering.

Although parents were reportedly warned that they would be asked to leave the auditorium where the ceremony was held if they applauded for individual students receiving their diplomas, Cooper disagreed with the policy. She told WPDE NewsChannel 15 that she decided, "I'm going to cheer, because…I've gone through too much to get her to this point." She added incredulously, "I can't let her know 'I'm so proud of you?'"

When her daughter Iesha crossed the stage, Cooper claims that, "I got up and I said: 'Yay, my baby made it! Just a regular cheer.'" That's when police handcuffed her, escorted her to a van outside of the venue, and charged her with disorderly conduct. After the ceremony, her daughter broke down in tears when she spotted her mom being held in the van. "Are ya'll serious? Are ya'll for real? I mean, that's what I'm thinking in my mind," says Cooper. "I didn't say anything. I was just like okay, I can't fight the law." She challenges the validity of the disorderly conduct charge since she says she fully cooperated with police. She and her daughter also assert that others were cheering and avoided arrest."
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OK, I am not crazy about Shannon cheering on her daughter, but an arrest? I still can't get over that. Man they sure love locking up you Negroes in some parts of the country. Had that been Mrs....oh never mind, you all know what I was going to say.

That teen's high school graduation was not ruined because of her mom's actions. It was ruined because of the actions of the local po po.

Finally, I know that a lot of you liberals were pissed when wingnut governor, Scott Walker, beat back his recall last night. But I honestly did not know that you folks in cheese country were so passionate about your politics.

 MILWAUKEE - It must have stung for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to call Gov. Scott Walker and concede defeat Tuesday night, but not nearly as much as the slap he got from a supporter angry over his concession speech.
Shortly after 10 p.m. local time, Barrett took the stage at his election night rally in downtown Milwaukee. By then, networks had projected Walker as the winner of the recall race.

"I just got off the phone with Gov. Walker and congratulated him on his victory tonight," Barrett said, prompting boos from the crowd. "We agreed that it is important for us to work together."
"No!" shouted the crowd.

Afterwards, as Barrett greeted his supporters, a woman approached him and reportedly asked, "Can I slap you?" Barrett replied that he would prefer that she hugged him, so he leaned down, anticipating a hug but instead got the slap that she had requested. In the video of the incident, Barrett's head jerks back from the slap. [Source]

Now I do not support assaulting anyone, it is against the law and it goes contrary to what we are trying to achieve in a civilized society. So in no way do I condone what this woman did to Mayor Barrett. But.... let's just say that I understand it.

I know what a lot of you are thinking: Wouldn't it be be nice if this woman could just go down to Washington and start slapping folks? 



85 comments:

NSangoma said...

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Shannon Cooper; Iesha, who she daddy?

What he name?

Shannon Cooper, no special rules for you Negroes; shut the fcuk up, when the authorities tell you to shut the fcuk up.

You Negroes get tuh screaming and hollering in there like you in chu(r)ch, and graduation will last all-punk-gawd-damn night.

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Patti said...

at every graduation i've been to, including my own law school graduation, the announcer encourages each family to cheer for their own family member as they receive the diploma. It's ridiculous to not allow happy parents to cheer for such an achievement. But I agree with you, Mr. Field, about the over-the-top high school graduation celebrations where the more well off families hire limousines, etc. But cheering? Definitely ok in my book.

Anonymous said...

Field, why couldn't that mother act dignified instead of yelling and screaming like some ignoramus at her daughter's graduation?

The school had asked all parents to do so. But the mother chose to ignore the rules and ruined her daughter's graduation! She should have been locked up just for being an inconsiderate mother. Sometimes I can't stand my own people.

They are so depressing....can't even go to their own children's graduation without effing it up. That is so stupid, uncivilized and depressing.

Besides making my depression worse, this post gives me a headache. If it were up to me I would ship her ass to the nearest prison for a long stay for being so self-centered and selfish.

Anonymous said...

"Finally, I know that a lot of you liberals were pissed when wingnut governor, Scott Walker, beat back his recall last night. But I honestly did not know that you folks in cheese country were so passionate about your politics."

Just goes to show how much you know about WI. They don't play in Wisconsin. They are very passionate and serious people. Hell Field, that's Wisconsin cheese and hockey country....murders too!

Ever hear of Jeffry Damer? Wisconsin murderers can rank with the best of them while eating some good Wisconsin cheese.

Cheese is good for depression. Don't laugh. There are a lot of depressed people in WI.

Field, you really need to brush up on your history of WI. Or just call Sharon from WI for info.

depressed Negro

Anonymous said...

"Cheese is good for depression. Don't laugh. There are a lot of depressed people in WI."

I bet that woman was depressed when she slapped the shit out of Barrett.

depressed Negro

Anonymous said...

I have to disagree, all graduations are important and I love em. I´ve been guilty of cheering family members as they walk across the stage even after being warned to applaud at the end for everybody, damn that I didn´t go there to see everybody graduate I came to see my cuz.

PX

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Why shouldn't the mother be excited? The whole school should have been cheering, including the faculty. That’s one less dropout!

I’ve attended many graduations and never heard of anything like that before. Family and friends always cheer for the students.

Was the faculty staff having PMS or did they have a headache or something?

If her daughter failed to graduate from high school, people, including the faculty, would be complaining about the dropout rate of black kids or the educational system failing the kids.

Oh well, I forgot, nowadays they give black mother jail time for trying to send their children to a decent school to get an education, so this incident shouldn't be a shock to anyone.

Not too long ago in history black students had to be escorted by the National Guard just to get a decent education.

No wonder children look at some adults funny and think they've lost their mind. The adults are more unstable then the kids are. Smh!
The school faculty and people are full of dung!

Anonymous said...

PX, you are a selfish immature unsophisticated jerk. If you can't go to a graduation and wait to applaud and yell like a fool, then DON'T GO you self-centered fool. There is something with the brains of my peeps. They don't think straight; they don't give a damn about anyone but themselves.

Anonymous said...

From the other thread - Mack said:
It's not like the kids are supposed to be learning anything. That's for wealthy people who can afford their kids private tutors and boarding schools.

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Have you been doing research into the history of mandatory schooling? You are exactly right. It was never to provide an education, but to make the "lower classes" content with menial work, and to socially condition them to not complain about their lot in life or have expectations that are too high. I would say on that measure, most public schools in middle class areas has been a roaring success.

As far as private tutoring and boarding schools, the wealthier families are now rejecting boarding schools all together and pooling resources. One family I work for, the oldest went to exclusive boarding schools, had summers abroad, all got accepted at Ivies, etc. The youngest? She is "homeschooled", with a private tutor for math, private tutor for Attic Greek and Latin, a shared "co-op" for composition/grammar. And we're not just talking "any" private tutors -- we're talking the Dept Head of an Ivy league school. She stated most of her friends are also "home schooled" which in reality, at this income level, is private tutoring full-time. She and her friends also jet around the world for their "athletic" competitions to the tune of about $100K/year.

When I asked the youngun why she didn't go to boarding school like her older siblings, she told me it was because some black students were admitted. Yes. Really. So the mother yanked all her financial support and made sure other key families refused to send their kids their as well. The official reason was concern that "standards" were slipping. And the fact that these children are involved in "sports" is also an excuse why being in a regular school "doesn't work with their schedule".

And the older ones? They all married similarly connected upper income, ivy-educated whites, and have nice cushy placements arranged by their parents. No unemployment concerns there. So, the concentration of wealth and influence is only going to grow worse, not better. There is going to be a HUGE disparity in education and everything that follows.

Anonymous said...

Granny, you must be beside yourself when a black child graduates. It's a shame that black parents go "crazy" at a HS graduation while other parents see it as normal and nothing to act a fool about.

Again, it's depressing that my peeps think that way. It's depressing to be Black at high school graduations.

BTW, there was a fight in front of Lucky's the other day. Some drop out kicked another's child(4 years) and stole the woman's cell phone. It was a frightening and depressing sight.

They called the police but no one came. Well, they came but it was an hour later. And get this: there is a police station adjacent to Lucky's. I bet if they were White, the cops would have been there ASAP!

It's depressing to be Black.

Anonymous said...

If it is a large graduating class, the continual interruptions for "cheering" each individual graduate can make a long day exceedingly tortuous. The school stated their policy up front.

Handcuffing and arresting was a bit much - attendees were warned that they would be escorted from the auditorum. Which means, I suspect, that this Mom's cheer was over the top. It's a big leap from escorted from the building to cooling in the back of a police van.

Anonymous said...

"It's a big leap from escorted from the building to cooling in the back of a police van."

There is no doubt in my mind this Mother was yelling like a loud ass fool, that was disrupting the graduation. Negroes can be so offensively loud.

Of course, Brother Field would NEVER tell about that part of the story. I am sure she was an embarrassment to her child and any other Blacks graduating. What an uncivilized dumb ass!

Of course, Granny loves it. That tells you where Granny is from.

La♥audiobooks said...

I personally think the mother needed to abide by that school's request, I thought it was reasonable. I don't have issues with light clapping, but when other people do loud cheering and whistling, it also takes away from the experience of hearing your own child's name being called. And what about the students who don't have anyone to scream and cheer for them when their name gets called? The psychological effect can go both ways. And frankly, not everyone wants to be subjected to loud unnecessary noise.

As an adult, you show the proper example, or an example will be made out of you. How are young people going to learn about abiding by rules if adults choose to blatantly break the very simple ones.

And yes, I think the mother did receive harsh treatment, and I too question the racial dynamics. However, I do not have much sympathy for the mother, I feel embarrassed and hurt for the daughter. The entire thing could have been avoided.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Yes indeed! I'm happy to see a child graduate and we encourage them to graduate in my family. I know what black folks went through just to get an education. It used to be a time when Blacks life was in danger if they tried to get an education.

That's why I'm happy whenever a black child graduates from school. I just wish that all black kids would take school more serious.
Therefore, it should be celebrated and a joyous occasion because if she made it that far, it will encourage her to go a little further.

BTW, not only black folks cheer at graduations, so do whites, Hispanics, Asians, and other groups of people too. And I've witnessed that with my own eyes. Some folks are too stiff and snobbish to show any emotions.

That's sad and messed up about the lady and her child. Nevertheless, they should have told the police that the lady was white. That always seems to work and get them out in full force.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous 11:12:

Why don't you tell me where I'm from since you seem to think that you are better than me.

When you get through telling me that please explain to me what bodily function you have that is different from mine?

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

Man, their asses are so tight down in Myrtle Beach that they must shit ribbons.

Anonymous said...

FN isn't the only blog to be writing about this story:

http://tinyurl.com/ShannonCooperArrested

The comments are .... well. Let me just say, these people don't want to go back to 1965, they want to live in a place significantly pre-1965.

Desertflower said...

Field said... let's just say that I understand it.
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LOL!

Well here in this veeeery moral, proper,religious (said with tongue firmly in cheek) island, no cheering or clapping or other expressions of joy are allowed either, until maybe the end of the entire thing when the graduates throw their caps in the air.

What is allowed is the family taking pictures and videos.

But to throw a parent in a wagon or jail her for cheering is absolutely ridiculous!:(

The world gets crazier every day...

Anonymous said...

Whitey's Conspiracy said...
Man, their asses are so tight down in Myrtle Beach that they must shit ribbons.

You like that dont'cha. I guess it's better than what you have.

Whitey told his boyfriend to destroy him, so he rectum.

Anonymous said...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...
Anonymous 11:12:

"Why don't you tell me where I'm from since you seem to think that you are better than me.

When you get through telling me that please explain to me what bodily function you have that is
different from mine?"

I bet he can think without extending his pointing finger first,always and for all things.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous 12:18:

And...I can do that too.

Anonymous said...

Eye-eesh-sha said

"ats all I cud picture me cryin lookin at da po-leese van knowin my mama in dere"

what did she graduate from?

Anonymous said...

DesertFlower Said...

"What is allowed is the family taking pictures and videos.

But to throw a parent in a wagon or jail her for cheering is absolutely ridiculous!:(

The world gets crazier every day..."

Thats true, whats really crazy is it takes intense levels of law enforcement to control some peoples behavior and maintain basic order - for some. That's why it seems so crazy, normal people would be totally embarassed to disrupt proceedings for everyone else, especially after being asked and advised - Others need the police before they get embarrassed.

Captain Webster said...

My children have all attended public schools in our school district, which is 25% black. I have attended three high school graduations (one more to go).

Every year, the school officials ask the audience to please hold their applause until the end, out of respect to the other kids.

Every year, nearly every time a black kid comes up to get their diploma, there is a huge outburst of screaming and yelling and stomping around that lasts long enough so that no one hears the names of the three next kids to get their diploma.

The white families generally follow the rules.

The school district never does anything, because you can't tell black people how to behave.

One school district in South Carolina apparently now has tried it. I bet they get enough shit over it that next year it will be back to business for the families of black graduates.

I can't stand it.

Apparently, black people can't stand white people's desire for everyone to sit there quietly. Fine.

Blacks and Whites inhabit two incompatible cultures. Much of the dysfunction in black America stems from black people being forced to live under the expectations of white society.

There should be a black ceremony and a white ceremony. Better yet, there should be a black school and a white school, a black town and white town, a black country and a white country.

Multiculturalism is chaos.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Whites do not cheer. They are quiet at those predominantly white schools.

snicker...snicker.

http://youtu.be/KTgjjUF1cNM

2011 Graduation

http://youtu.be/P50bt41EEnM

2011 Columbia Law School Graduation.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Dang! If the police arrested those folks, they would cleared out nearly the whole audience. It would take a bus to transport all those folks to jail because I'm sure a van wouldn't have been big enough.

Anonymous said...

"Blacks and Whites inhabit two incompatible cultures. Much of the dysfunction in black America stems from black people being forced to live under the expectations of white society.

There should be a black ceremony and a white ceremony. Better yet, there should be a black school and a white school, a black town and white town, a black country and a white country."

I totally agree and I am an African American, or Negro as they say on FN. Why the hell should others suffer because Black adults want to yell and shout like fools and embarrass their kids? You would think at HS graduation ceremony people would be awed and subdued. Not if you are Black. You see, Blacks like to destroy the sacredness of the moment. Some of my people really get to me because they can be such rowdy ignoramuses and think it is appropriate.


But you have to understand that Blacks like Granny are from East Oakland or some place else like the hood where they lack class and split verbs.

I wonder what happened to that book Granny was writing? The publisher probably laughed or threw her out of his office. When did Granny go back to school? She never did. Once again, Granny blows smoke up FN's butt.

Anonymous said...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...
Whites do not cheer. They are quiet at those predominantly white schools.

snicker...snicker.
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Granny, you are insulting and disgusting. Someone should return that computer you are renting.

Bob said...

I see nothing wrong with cheering or making a big deal of a high school graduation. Remember, high school graduation often also means the "child" is leaving home at the end of the sumnmer; it's a major family life passage. You have to celebrate where you are now, the good steps you take now. You say wait until later? Sometimes later never comes.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous, you not embarrassed? You should be. I know I would be if I were you.

Since you are lording your highly educated self all over this old uneducated old woman..you with your degrees. That means that I'm using mother wit and holding my own on here, so you should be too embarrassed to tell anyone that someone is using mother wit and holding their own on here with you highly educated folks.

And the fact, that I seem to rattle your cage with my uneducated self really should make you feel stupid since your so highly intelligent. Because your highly educated ass seems to concentrate on every single word I type. You would think that you would scroll and ignore my comments.

BTW, you are very petty. I didn't know highly educated folks could be so petty.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

BTW, Anonymous, I know who you are, but I won't tell and expose your little game. I'm not petty.

Anonymous said...

granny, "BTW, you are very petty. I didn't know highly educated folks could be so petty."

2:38 AM
>>>>>>>>>>
I'm petty? You're petty. I live under a bridge because I'm homeless and you pick on me. You should be ashamed of yourself.

And where do you get off telling people who I am? You are just like the others, always putting down poor homeless people who are well-educated and smart. You are just jealous which is par for a Negro.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous, please don't make me laugh.

But I guess in your book it's okay to put down uneducated folks though, huh? Seeing how I'm uneducated, why should I be ashamed? After all, I was under the impression that uneducated people don't have sense enough to feel any shame. At least that's what I've been told or have observed in life. My daddy always told me if a person knew better, they would do better.

Nope, I do not have a jealous bone in my body. Nor do I put down homeless people. In fact, I donate, feed them, and have given many homeless people a place to sleep. I have never ever thought that I was better than anyone on this earth,and that includes the downtrodden. Because my momma always told me be careful who you step on, on your way up the ladder, you never know who you may need on your way down. Nevertheless, I do think that I am just as much as the next person, regardless of their station in life.


Since you're so educated and smart, I'm sure you can think your way from up under that bridge. Tyler Perry was homeless and look at him now. I can think of a few more that were homeless and became millionaires. Maybe, you should take a few lessons from him. That's if he is not too uneducated for you.

So, whose electricity are you stealing under that bridge? Next time, I pass by the bridge, I'll remember to throw you a bag of groceries and hot plate in case you get hungry.

field negro said...

Captain Webster, we get it . You hate multi-culturallism yet you sent your kids to school with a bunch of dem blacks. It must suck to be you.

I still can't believe they arrested this woman.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Field, me either, but I'm not surprised anymore. I expect to read about more incidents similar to this and worse in the future. Hatred for black folks is strong and anything a black person does is subject to be magnified to make a molehill out of a mountain.

Historically, hate is always drummed up against other minorities to justify discriminatory laws, annihilation, and maintain white supremacy.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Btw, Captain Websters comments are a good example of what I'm referring to.

Anonymous said...

Capt. Web hates Black folks but posts on blah blogs. Right, bright guy.

PX

NSangoma said...

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I still can't believe they arrested this woman.

field you Negroe, I still can't believe that you are still talking about this SIHT.

In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.

Who are you trying to make world famous, field; yourself or Shannon Cooper?

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Anonymous said...

hatred blacks have for whites is at a all time high-thus the racist black mob attacks and the jump in murders, rapes, and hate crimes blacks commit against whites.

Anonymous said...

looks like Condoleezza Rice is half white. who knew?

Been There, Done Dat said...

Funny, I can remember when graduating from High School was no big deal. Just a step into maturity.

My daughter graduated from a Senior class that had almost 400 people....about 1/3 black. They politely asked all friends & family to withhold applause, or any type of celebration until ALL graduates had had "Their" moment of reflection.

Sure as hell, every time a black person got on stage, there was whooping and hollering, and gesticulations you would only compare to the monkey Island at the zoo.

The A/C just happened to not be workinging the Coliseum, so, we had to sit there, sweat, and listen to this crap for an hour longer,(at least), than we should have.

After the graduation, I met my daughter, who graduated with Honors, if she ever realized that all the black girls, (and a lot of the guy's), name ended with a vowel.

She looked puzzled for a minute, but then I saw a light in her eyes, and she said, "Daddy, there is one named April, but she's sick & couldn't be here!".

Captain Webster said...

Anonymous said...
"Capt. Web hates Black folks but posts on blah blogs. Right, bright guy."

PX
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I don't hate black folks. Trying to make blacks live to white standards is much more hateful than letting them run their own society to their own standards.

Look at all the blacks in prison because they can't live to the white man's rules.

It is just not working out for a lot of people. It's time to be real.

Anonymous said...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...
Field, me either, but I'm not surprised anymore. I expect to read about more incidents similar to this and worse in the future. Hatred for black folks is strong and anything a black person does is subject to be magnified to make a molehill out of a mountain.

Historically, hate is always drummed up against other minorities to justify discriminatory laws, annihilation, and maintain white supremacy.

Oh stop it will you. You do have the speech down though, I will give you that. The only laws on the books now are those that elevate blacks to stations many are unfit for, despite their demonstrated abilities, competence and self control levels.

Your theory of White privilege really falls flat on its face when you look at minorities who aren’t cognitively handicapped. Asians, especially of the NE variety are doing quite well. Indians are also doing quite well. Why shouldn’t they be oppressed and thus failing to achieve as well?

IRS said...

She must have decided against filing and paying her taxes because there was once slavery in America. That's probably her reason.


..Lauryn Hill Charged With Failing to File Tax Returns

By David Voreacos | Bloomberg
....

Lauryn N. Hill, the Grammy award winning singer, was charged with failing to file three years of income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service.

Hill, of South Orange, New Jersey, was accused in federal court in Newark of not filing returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007, years in which she received $1.8 million in gross income, primarily in music and movie royalties.

She is scheduled to appear in court on June 29, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said today in a statement.

Hill faces a year in prison and a $100,000 fine on each count. She was charged in a criminal information, a document that often precedes a guilty plea.

Hill won two Grammy awards in 1996 as a member of the Fugees. Her album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" was named album of the year at the 1999 Grammy Awards. She also won awards then for best new artist, best rhythm and blues album, best R&B song and best female R&B vocal performance.

The case is U.S. v. Hill, 12-mj-6081, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (Newark).

field negro said...

Anon@12:36 PM. I'll bite. Because not all minorities are created equal. Some are accepted because they are not from the group you enslaved.

It's why my older Jamaican aunt (bless her soul) believes that she is different from those black Americans.

I could expound on it, but you have to wait for the book.

why are they so loud? said...

Rules for thee, but not for me...


Although parents were reportedly warned that they would be asked to leave the auditorium...if they applauded for individual students receiving their diplomas, Cooper disagreed with the policy.

High school graduations? How about going to a movie theater with a black crowd?

Do that once and you'll understand why schools have to tell the parents, well, mainly mothers of blacks, to pipe down.

bernard lewis said...

field, lost in the woods, says:

Because not all minorities are created equal.

Wow. Not CREATED equal? Finally, an admission that there are identifiable differences between people.

But that inequality is so unfair when it comes to most professional sports. In sports other than tennis, white guys have almost disappeared. That's not right.

Some are accepted because they are not from the group you enslaved.

Virtually every civilization has had slavery. But slavery was outlawed almost everywhere in the 1800s. Everywhere except in Islamic countries, where it's still practiced today.

Islamic women are, in Islamic theocracies, still chattel slaves. And in Africa, it's worse than that.

diaryofanegress said...

Any excuse to lock up yet another brown person.

field negro said...

There are no differences between people. But folks like you don't want it that way. All people should be treated equally. It took u folks awhile to get around to that proposition, so now, as a result, there are some issues.

Mr. Peanut said...

field negro said...
There are no differences between people
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That's why there are so many Korean power forwards in the NBA.

NSangoma said...

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field, you Negroe; all Caribbean Negroes think that they are better than North American Negroes.

Do that once and you'll understand why schools have to tell the parents, well, mainly mothers of blacks, to pipe down.

why are they so loud?

Are you implying that us culluds dasn't hab fathers?

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Anonymous said...

field negro said...
Anon@12:36 PM. I'll bite. Because not all minorities are created equal. Some are accepted because they are not from the group you enslaved.

So your response to why other minorities do succeed in America and Blacks do not is that Whites accept them? Well first ridiculous statement you make is already false. No one in this country has ever enslaved or been enslaved anyone. This of course does not include the non traditional enslavement of non blacks who participate in set asides to maintain Black America and are forced to do for blacks what they do not largely do for themselves or contribute to American society.

In any case what does "accepted" or approved or even "like" or any other false premise have to do with anyones success? You would have to be hardcore to be Black and not succeed in todays America. Simply checking the Black box on any form gives you an automatic headstart, access to special programs, funding, preferences. Now wether anyone avails themselves of these racial set asides and applies their efforts are entirely up to them. Someone refusing to improve their lot in life has nothing to do with someone elses random skin color. And no matter how much food you give someone, they still have to make the effort to chew.

Surely you don't believe that the only way a Black person can succeed in America is if someone White "accepts" and approves of them do you? Why would you think that? Does White disapproval suddenly sap the brainpower and non athletic hidden talents of blacks?

Your point also is that Asians and other minorities succeed because Whites like them? How in the world do you justify this thought?
Whites must be awfully powerful to provide courage, brain power, skills and work ethic, parenting skills and efforts to those special minorities yet take it away from blacks. Awfully powerful, is claiming White supremacy like a form of Magical god worship? Are you saying Whites are gods to have this much power over how people think and act?

What about communities that have been completely in the sphere of Black power for decades and are seriously declining? There is no white influence there, in fact Whites are openly discriminated against, yet the communities are horribly failing. Check Atlanta, Detroit and so on, whats the excuse for these places? Whites aren't holding anyone down in thes locations, so who is?

OK using your white god theory for a bit lets examine: How does a Korean who does not speak English come to the U.S nearly penniless, move into a Black Community, have little to no interaction with the White gods and thus doesn't get their approval and arent bestowed with magical powers... how do they suddenly become a store owner and prosper in a black community?
Why isn't there a Black person opening that store and working day and night to build a business? Saving, investing and ultimately buying the whole block and renting to black families subsidized by the largely non black population of America?


What about Indians and Chinese and Japanese and Latinos and ...they all seem to be doing just fine compared to US born blacks as you would know being born in Jamaica and prospering in the US even though you claim you are not held in favor by the White Gods because of your skin color.


"It's why my older Jamaican aunt (bless her soul) believes that she is different from those black Americans."

Why does she believe that? Is she one of the elders who guided you and made sure you got an education and conducted yourself in a certain way?

"I could expound on it, but you have to wait for the book."

Sorry but I read it already, it's been written countless times. The only difference today is that those who are looking to blame others for their lifes choices aren't accepting it any longer. All the set asides were provided, nothing improved so what now?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Peanut said...
field negro said...
There are no differences between people
--------

That's why there are so many Korean power forwards in the NBA.


It's time All Non-Blacks employ the same living standards Blacks demand of others.

Effective immediately there must be a certain amount of whites/asians and so on in the NBA and NFL. If this displaces a Black person that might be more qualified, so be it. We must have equal representation reflective of Americas population. Teams should henceforth be 50% White, 30% Latino and 10% Asian including North Asians leaving 10% for Blacks.

Thats the way it is done for everything else so lets get legislation moving to put this into place.

This will also prompt further review of the racial characteristics of our government employees, post office, motor vehicles and such. There should be no more than 7 % Blacks in any office and whites are severely under represented given the total population numbers. If this destroys the job market for otherwise unemployable individuals, so be it. Time for complete fairness and adherance to the rules you demand of others.

alicia banks said...

ditto

kudos

only a college degree should warrant such glee!

loud pookies ruining hs grad cerermonies is a new sport!

shame!!!!

you should see how they clown at
5th grade graduations!

even louder and more over the top
tragic!

more proof that parenting has gone to hell!!!

Anonymous said...

Granny, "So, whose electricity are you stealing under that bridge? Next time, I pass by the bridge, I'll remember to throw you a bag of groceries and hot plate in case you get hungry."

Now see? you just couldn't help yourself could you? You had to put me down because you are jealous of my education and brilliance. Jealousy is such a terrible human trait. Granny, you need Jesus.

Nevertheless, I will be a bigger person than you and accept the groceries. Please drop them off at the Lake Merritt bridge. I'll be the brother with the dirty jeans with holes sitting at a government desk and laptop I borrowed.

FYI: As far as I know people are ok with me borrowing electricity from them. So what's the problem?

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Here's another one of those incidents. This time they want the family to do 20 hrs community service before they release the diploma.


http://newsone.com/2019152/high-school-holds-anthony-cornist-diploma/

alicia banks said...

hobama is a lewd tacky frenemy to gays

i hop michelle slaps the cowboy nazi out of him!

do we gays need this bs...really????

shame!!!!!!!

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CAkQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.seattlepi.com%2Fseattlepolitics%2F2012%2F06%2F07%2Fdid-obama-make-a-joke-about-oral-sex%2F&ei=dArRT42HM4Kb2QXM2_2xDw&usg=AFQjCNHlbXXfjekWchA8Qh9rv7SQ9L2MsA

alicia banks said...

i hope michelle slaps the cowboy nazi out of him!

hobama is a vulgar sexist bastard!!!

i hope ellen slaps the hell out that nasty bastid too!!!

karl rove said...

Hmmmm. A novel approach to defeating Obama in November -- play up the fact that he's white.

Chris Rock: 'We Ignore the President's Whiteness, But It's There'

Comedian Chris Rock appeared on NBC’s “Today” show to promote his role in "Madagascar 3."

"Today Show" host Ann Curry asked Rock what animal he could be if he could choose anything.

After considering the lion ("king of the jungle and all that") and the snake ("scare people, sssssss!"), Rock decided he'd stick with "Marty the Zebra", joking that it was "in honor of our zebra president, black and white, white and black."

Rock added "I love our president, you know, but he's black and white, he appeals to all," Rock said. "That's what I'm going for….We ignore the President’s whiteness, but it’s there, it’s there,” Rock smiled and said.

alicia banks said...

has michelle ever told any jokes about the real life elder wm who really do hobama???

ask his dl gay eff buddy rahmbo
that illegal chi mayor
who is bisu setting up new casino posts for hobama and michelle right now!!!

this is a gd shame!!!!!!!

we gays get enough lewd disrespect and hate!!!

NOBAMA 2012 YA NASTY BASTID!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Faliciabanks.xanga.com%2F735126520%2Fopen-letter-to-earl-ofari-hutchinson-on-gays--obama%2F&ei=GQzRT6jLNeGQ2gWU-LiLDw&usg=AFQjCNFSZBJl2QgDaN_tZuI9uf4tdM-u9A

alicia banks said...

ask his dl gay eff buddy rahmbo
that illegal chi mayor
who is busy setting up new casino posts for hobama and michelle right now!!!

what a gd shame!!!!

nobama 2012!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...
Here's another one of those incidents. This time they want the family to do 20 hrs community service before they release the diploma.


http://newsone.com/2019152/high-school-holds-anthony-cornist-diploma/


granny as an elder when are you going to teach negroes that in civilized society you have gots to learn to control yourself? Why do they have the right to scream holler and hoot so that you cant hear the next 4 kids names? dont those kids have the right to have their name called and hear even with the unable to be quiet and practice decorum folks? You out in public deary you aint at home in your own bathroom.

Notice its only blacks who yeall and talk shit in movies and public places. I guess they have no respect for themselves or anyone else

martin luther zing said...

field cries:

Because not all minorities are created equal.

field cries again:

There are no differences between people.

Such schizophrenic craziness rules the mind of field.

field wails in agony:

All people should be treated equally.

Oh. Equal? The way people are treated in every African nation? In Haiti? In Jamaica?

Then, in the grip of delusion, field says:

It took u folks awhile to get around to that proposition, so now, as a result, there are some issues.

Problems? Hmmm. Yes, there's a bottleneck. It seems blacks can't get here fast enough. They're desperate to leave behind the unbearable inequalities and brutality that life in black nations imposes.

Inequality is defined by what blacks do to each other.

alicia banks said...

black blind broke fools will vote for hobama even if he turns neon red and grew horns to match his fugly ears


http://www.google.cm/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=black%20blind%20nazi%20xanga&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Faliciabanks.xanga.com%2F747523120%2Fon-an-open-letter-by-a-bold-blind-hobama-nazi---my-repsonse-to-a-bona-fide-psychotic-hobama-lover%2F&ei=Zg7RT8adHMSq2QWH3NSyDw&usg=AFQjCNFsJxkbwwUeIdT0zSCXYh12URxH6g

Anonymous said...

granny as an elder when are you going to teach negroes that in civilized society you have gots to learn to control yourself? Why do they have the right to scream holler and hoot so that you cant hear the next 4 kids names?

its more than that, they scream the kids name through the entire ceremony

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous, didn't your mom teach you not to bite the hand that might feed you? Here I was feeling all sorry for you and was gonna treat you to a meal at Gary Danko or Crustacean. I had even planned to ask Desertflower to throw in one of her fabulous cakes.


Have you always had a habit of putting your foot in your mouth? I change my mind.

Anonymous said...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...
Anonymous, didn't your mom teach you not to bite the hand that might feed you? Here I was feeling all sorry for you and was gonna treat you to a meal at Gary Danko or Crustacean. I had even planned to ask Desertflower to throw in one of her fabulous cakes.


Have you always had a habit of putting your foot in your mouth? I change my mind.


Damn woman didn't I pay for you EBT card you ungrateful wench.

Is you one of them young black grannies? You know kids have kids at 14 so if you had a daughter at 14 and she had a daughter at 14 you could be 30. How old is you?

You sound real young with the way you thinks

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous, I do not have and I have never ever had a EBT card. I pay for everything I buy with cash. Besides which, I do not need an EBT card. None of my children have one either, they work.

I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I am not poor or destitute. I am not rich but I live comfortable enough that I do not need any help.

I see you insist on trying to stereotype me. Is that the age when your mother had you? Since, you tend to think that's the norm and you claim to be black because that stereotype would fit you too according to your way of thinking. Seeing how you have such a low opinion of black people and claim to be black yourself.

You accuse me of being childish? That's hilarious!

alicia banks said...

kudos to marvel?

i hope so!

http://newsone.com/2019439/black-panther-marvel/

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Btw, I have nothing against people being able to hear their children's names called. I do understand that! What I had a problem with is the woman being arrested. That's uncalled for because she could have been asked to leave instead of arrested and is what I call making a molehill out of a mountain.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

BTW, Anonymous, who taught you to hate your black brothers and sisters?

You should be proud that a black male and female did graduate and break through that stereotype barrier that black males destiny is prison. You should give some thought to what it took for that child to get there and what his parents had to go through to make sure that he did. It is not easy considering all that a black person has to go through just to survive in America.

It seems like to me that whites are upset because more blacks are graduating, so now they want to nitpick.

My mind is free. It is not chained to Mr. Charlie. Because at the end of the day Mr. Charlie will never ever change his mind about black people no matter what they do. That has been proven throughout history.

A black person could invent a cure for cancer, solve some of the most complex issues and they would find a way to play it down or dismiss it as insignificant. So, I'm not trying to bend over backwards to please Mr. Charlie and live up to his expectations. Mr. Charlie is not my god. He might be yours, but he is not mine.

Anonymous said...

I see you insist on trying to stereotype me. Is that the age when your mother had you? Since, you tend to think that's the norm and you claim to be black because that stereotype would fit you too according to your way of thinking. Seeing how you have such a low opinion of black people and claim to be black yourself.

You accuse me of being childish? That's hilarious!

No my moms was 16 and whose my daddy? I dont know.

aint there whole schools filled with them young moms soon to be grannies? Aint there a lot of yung'uns gettin filled with the seed and makin babies? Is stereotype something that be true but you dont wanna hear? How old is you? Is you a yung'un or you be gummin those ribs?

Why cash dont you have a bank account? Do you have ID?

Anonymous said...

Granny Is Getting Senile said...

"It seems like to me that whites are upset because more blacks are graduating, so now they want to nitpick."

In what parallel universe do you live? More Blacks drop out now than in 40 years. Even with lower almost no standards and widespread cheating with teachers involved in some cases. No one is jealous, we wish you would step it up and join the rest of the country. But you don't have to try and drag everyone else down to your level to claim equality. You have to climb up.

Let me clarify for your addled brain, this is simply about a Black woman who could not refrain from acting poorly and impacting everyone else while in public. Not some insane old granny theory that people are jealous Blacks are graduating. The kid might have graduated but listening to her on the video I would say she is borderline retarded and I would be surprised if she could read past 4th grade level. trust me there is no one jealous of that.

"My mind is free. It is not chained to Mr. Charlie. Because at the end of the day Mr. Charlie will never ever change his mind about black people no matter what they do. That has been proven throughout history."

Why should anyone like someone who hates everything about them, when no matter what is said or done you are delusional enough to blame them for everything in your life while taking credit for things you haven't done. You are the hateful one, do you think the world should hug and kiss someone who hates so much? Who disrupts everything they are involved in? Brings violence, disharmony, hateful claims and never takes personal responsibility for themselves?

A black person could invent a cure for cancer solve some of the most complex issues and they would find a way to play it down or dismiss it as insignificant. So, I'm not trying to bend over backwards to please Mr. Charlie and live up to his expectations. Mr. Charlie is not my god. He might be yours, but he is not mine.

You sure seem to do nothing but blame "Mr Charlie" for every aspect of your life, what you think, what you say, what you earn, the mistakes you make. He must be your God.

Also, I hope you realize that the leap between a barely functional semi literate girl graduating HS and someone curing cancer is a quite a cavernous one.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Did I rattle your cage again?

Good!

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Anonymous said...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...
Did I rattle your cage again?

Good!

Not at all. I don't get rattled by someone who can't handle reality and does nothing but lie to herself and than expects others to excuse her dementia because of her skin color.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous 8:10:

LOL! I know you wish I did have dementia. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but my mind is sound and strong.

You should be careful wishing ill on others though. Normally, when a person wishes ill will on another person, it usually turns out to be the other way around. When you dig a ditch, dig two!

field negro said...

"Your point also is that Asians and other minorities succeed because Whites like them? How in the world do you justify this thought?
Whites must be awfully powerful to provide courage, brain power, skills and work ethic, parenting skills and efforts to those special minorities yet take it away from blacks. Awfully powerful, is claiming White supremacy like a form of Magical god worship.."

Ahhhm... not! But keep dreaming. The majority population pretty much controls the institutional dynamics which leads to an easier path to success in A-merry-ca. But you are right, anyone-with a little hard work- can succeed. The playing field just hasn't been leveled quite yet.

"OK using your white god theory for a bit lets examine: How does a Korean who does not speak English come to the U.S nearly penniless..."

Where did you get this myth? Why do you believe that they come here "penniless"? You need to get out more and stop reading those wingnut publications.

"But that inequality is so unfair when it comes to most professional sports. In sports other than tennis, white guys have almost disappeared. That's not right."

Not true. Whites are well represented in sports like football, swimming, lacrosse, track, hockey, and baseball.

Being good in sports has nothing to do with genetics. The same can be said for mental abilities.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get this myth? Why do you believe that they come here "penniless"? You need to get out more and stop reading those wingnut publications.

Actually Field it's called living in the real world and not I wantitthiswaysothereforeitisStan.

I know Koreans, I have lived and worked with them. I don't hate them because they "takin waht should be black" I admire the work ethic and planning they show.

In my example Koreans come to the US very much broke. No, they don't come rich and advantaged like you want to pretend.

Where in the world did you meet rich koreans that decided they must move to the US to improve their life?

If they didn't come to the US poor they wouldn't live 10 to a house and eat noodles to save money and buy a business. What do they do differently? They, work hard, save, scrimp, (no not the type of scrimp served to black folk at red lobster) save and invest. They don't buy 200$ sneakers or 2,500 rims for the $500 car or take loans on their next paycheck so they can make it rain at the clubv or impress their baby mama. Then they buy a business and the whole family works at it hard, then they save some more, invest some more and soon they are all doing quite well. They live and OWN black neighborhoods so maybe some blacks can learn from them. they also in the meantime demand, insist and accept no less than academic excellence from their children. They don't blame the world when they make bad choices, kids screw up or what have you, they take ownership and make it change.


"Being good in sports has nothing to do with genetics. The same can be said for mental abilities."

Now I know you are delusional. Both have everything to do with genetics. Everything. You can't build a house on swampland. Every concievable area of science known to man including genetics highlights the various differences of races, strengths as well as weaknesses.

Anonymous said...

Granny the anon who writes insubordinate comments is not the anon who lives under the bridge. Why would I risk losing out on a bag of groceries that you offered?

No, I would not bite the hand that feeds me. I don't know who that jerk is, but It's not me.

Whitey's Conspiracy said...

I have an affinity for Koreans and the Korean immigrant community from my years there as a Marine in the '80s and my study of their language and culture that has sent quite a few immigrant Korean clients my way. Few, if any, of them arrive here penniless anymore. Koreans are inveterate savers.
Even North Koreans. A few years back when the North reformed their monetary system and only allowed each (non-communist party) family unit to cash in about $20 of old currency for new, they wiped out over a billion ($) in savings among the peasantry. This in a country on a 1200 calorie a day national diet.
My typical ROK immigrant clients came here with 30k or more in capital. It's common for families to partner in businesses; sometimes with kin, sometimes with friends. There is also a huge market within the community for established businesses that people without the cultural confidence yet to open their own business prefer.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Anonymous 9:39:

You're alright with me. You are the anonymous that likes to tease me and Desertflower and give us a bad time, but not in a mean-spirited way.

I sort of figured that it wasn't you because I felt hate vibes coming from their comments.

And I do not feel that when it's you. When you comment, I get a sort of our people banter, frolic and likeable person vibes. You're a heterosexual male.

field negro said...

"Now I know you are delusional. Both have everything to do with genetics. Everything. You can't build a house on swampland. "
????

Why do I even bother?

Desertflower said...

I'm really going to have to make some anon cupcakes. But what to use as the design? A boat maybe? :)


jeez, now there's also a number in the "prove you're not a robot' thing! Man!

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

No Desert, don't do it! Anonymous is on punishment.