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(AP)   Jena mayor says "enough is enough" after seeing new John Mellencamp video. Ain't that America   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 59
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2007-10-06 03:30:37 AM
Jena, LA has little pink houses?
 
2007-10-06 03:41:17 AM
Yes special_patrol_group, and they are for you and me...

/got nothin'
 
2007-10-06 03:53:49 AM
John Mayer did what now?
 
2007-10-06 03:57:50 AM
HAH! That is what I thought at first too...

/shakes fist
//damn you john mayer!!
 
2007-10-06 04:00:29 AM
Screw the Jena Six, anything Sharpton is involved with I have to question.

Had they been white, they would have already been crucified.
 
2007-10-06 04:21:00 AM
that's enough, john mayer.

seriously, fark that "this is our country" hick mofo.
jena six? whee would you be without sharpton/jackson?? just another disorderly conduct/assault case.
 
2007-10-06 04:37:03 AM
BurnKateDrumGuy: that's enough, john mayer.

seriously, fark that "this is our country" hick mofo.
jena six? whee would you be without sharpton/jackson?? just another disorderly conduct/assault case.


The DA there thinks differently.
 
2007-10-06 05:45:53 AM
Heh..
 
Ra_
2007-10-06 05:59:03 AM
Mellencamp needs to put aside his desperate & ignorant attempts to be relevant
and go fark a Cougar
 
2007-10-06 06:18:59 AM
John Mellencamp is such a farking douchebag.
 
2007-10-06 06:36:08 AM
John Cougar Mellonhead.
 
2007-10-06 07:20:52 AM
Didn't John Mellencamp have a child molester in his band?
 
2007-10-06 08:04:11 AM
he's had it with these motherfarking singers in his motherfarking town?
 
2007-10-06 08:14:30 AM
BalugaJoe

A piano player AFAIK, but so what ? Do any of not have assholes of some variety in our family tree, among friends, or co-workers?

Where the fark is all this John Mellencamp hate coming from ? So he made one song and sold to Chevy, so what ? Have you read the words ? One song does not make him a redneck coont. A guy's gotta eat you know.

I'd rather think of him as a bondage biker (new window) than a redneck.
 
2007-10-06 09:05:17 AM
I think you'd be surprised by the number of songs you actually like on a John Mellencamp greatest hits cd...

/doesn't like Chevy
//hates that commercial
///likes John
 
Ra_
2007-10-06 09:08:00 AM
mikesum32:
A piano player AFAIK, but so what ? Do any of not have assholes (child molesters) of some variety in our family tree, among friends, or co-workers?
Where the fark is all this John Mellencamp hate coming from ? So he made one song and sold to Chevy, so what ? Have you read the words ? One song does not make him a redneck coont. A guy's gotta eat you know.




/you make my skin crawl
 
2007-10-06 09:19:41 AM
they still make videos? where do you watch them?
 
Ra_
2007-10-06 09:21:33 AM
Sgian Dubh: they still make videos? where do you watch them?

Thrilltone


/new ones are not recommended
 
2007-10-06 09:37:11 AM
That's funny, I read it as John Mayer several times also... Until all of a sudden I noticed that the article talks about Mellencamp.
 
2007-10-06 09:37:31 AM
Ra_

So you live in a some sort of fantasy world where criminals and other scoundrels are all homeless orphans that have no friends ? You never knew anyone who committed a crime ?

You see, here in the real world, criminals of all sorts have family, friends, and jobs. So John Mellencamp had a an evil SOB as a piano player (new window) at some point in time, but what does that have to do with John Mellencamp ? He worked with him, so what ? It's not like he was high-fiving the guy while he was farking children.
 
2007-10-06 09:50:02 AM
I don't understand all the John Mellencamp hate either. It smacks of lonely desparate people projecting their misery upon a successful and important musical artist. At least, that is the way that I see it.
 
2007-10-06 09:55:23 AM
Hahaha.

This is what you get when you apply "southern justice" and get caught.

/Jena 6 did it
/Jena adults let this get out of hand
/Fark Jena
 
2007-10-06 10:12:02 AM
Cougar, take your pop-crap down!
 
2007-10-06 10:37:25 AM
God bless these brave celebrities standing up for the rights of six thugs to stomp some kid unconscious in a race-based assualt.

/Mellencamp just made the list
 
2007-10-06 10:39:33 AM
Sunny Ray: It smacks of lonely desparate people projecting their misery upon a successful and important musical artist.

This...and a tacit support of the racist actions going on.

The mayor of this town is a douchenozzle.
 
2007-10-06 10:51:38 AM
Sunny Ray: I don't understand all the John Mellencamp hate either. It smacks of lonely desparate people projecting their misery upon a successful and important musical artist. At least, that is the way that I see it.

I have to agree. The guy has done wonders, both for farmers in this country, and for the country itself.

It doesn't hurt that his music is great.
 
2007-10-06 11:23:08 AM
btraud: God bless these brave celebrities standing up for the rights of six thugs to stomp some kid unconscious in a race-based assualt.

/Mellencamp just made the list


If you think that beating up a kid so "bad" he can go to a party later is attempted murder, you should be castrated to keep your retarded genes out of the community pool.
 
2007-10-06 11:32:19 AM
Indiana doesn't need any more help to look bad. This guy is the biggest embarrassment of all and has been for years.

It's painful to watch a has-been try to stay relevant by taking up the cliched politically correct speak of the day.

Your sorry 15 minutes are gone. Just go away.
 
2007-10-06 11:36:45 AM
But when John Mellencamp sang, "Jena, take your nooses down," he took issue.

Does Jena still have its noosed up? No. I rest my case your honor, behold the power of Mellencamp!
 
Ra_
2007-10-06 11:52:40 AM
All you Jena 6 Thug Apologists.

Start getting your excuses ready for this crew:
video (gang beating)


/he probably deserved it because somebody else called somebody else a Nagger 2 month ago
//do you hear crickets?
///cowardly apologists
 
Ra_
2007-10-06 12:48:03 PM
Mellencamp just released a new song, for the Raleigh 7!
I don't have the audio but I heard some scraps of lyrics:


Their Mothers saved to buy them
the sneakers that they craved
but a careless White Boy ruined them
with his thoughtless head and face

Oh Free the Raleigh Five
Free the Raleigh Five
We'll think of a good excuse when we've had a little more time
So Free the Raleight Five



/words & music © MMVII John Sharpton Mellonhead
 
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2007-10-06 02:12:59 PM
FTA: "The town of Jena has for months been mischaracterized in the media and portrayed as the epicenter of hatred, racism and a place where justice is denied," Jena Mayor Murphy R. McMillin wrote in a statement on town letterhead faxed on Friday to The Associated Press.

The people of Forsyth County, Georgia said the same thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forsyth_County,_Georgia#Civil_Rights

/Shine some light on the cockroaches and they run for cover
 
2007-10-06 02:53:16 PM
My dog is named Jena.

She's a black lab.
Once you go black lab, you never go back..lab?
 
2007-10-06 03:11:14 PM
I hate to say it but this is like the best thing ever

Even David Bowie came in out of nowhere and now artists are motivated to write songs about it. This better be the return of the good old days of music!
 
2007-10-06 03:44:30 PM
If he doesn't calm down, he's going to have another coronary.
 
2007-10-06 03:46:21 PM
Good to see musicians get involved in activism once again...I've had enough of the cheesy pop songs cornering the market on music for the past however many years.

Oh...and the people who want the Jena 6 strung up don't understand the full scope of the case. I suggest you read up on ALL of the events that took place, and the prosecution of White people for similar crimes against Blacks. Here's a hint, it was almost non-existant. No one is saying these kids are angels. In fact, even their parents think they are guilty of crimes (and have said so in public). The problem comes in the selective prosecution.

The town proved it's racism when a White guy pulled a shotgun on some Black kids at the gas station...they wrestled it away from him and called the cops...and THEY were arrested and charged with robbery!

Just because Sharpton got involved later on doesn't mean that it's not a valid case of racism in action.
 
2007-10-06 03:58:51 PM
Bonanza Jellybean: John Mellencamp is such a farking douchebag.

You know. You're right. He is a great big bag of douche.

Maybe if Mr Mellencamp actually looked into what happened in Jena he might shut the f*ck up.
 
2007-10-06 04:19:04 PM
library.thinkquest.org


From left to right, wearing White: CycloneArmageddon, Ra_, btraud, TommyymmoT
 
2007-10-06 04:19:39 PM
EDIT: The guy in the dark hood is the Jena D.A.
 
Ra_
2007-10-06 04:33:55 PM
SubBass49:
Oh...and the people who want the Jena 6 strung up don't understand the full scope of the case. I suggest you read up on ALL of the events that took place, and the prosecution of White people for similar crimes against Blacks. Here's a hint...



Here's a hint for you...
How about going after those Whites that you claim have done wrong,
instead of making excuses for Black gangs who beat people?

Nobody gives a shiat about what other people did.
Let's talk about this case and the animals who jump on people
and the scumbags who make excuses for them.

Do you hear us defending Whites who beat Blacks?
No, because we judge based on the crime and you phonies judge based on color.
 
2007-10-06 04:45:59 PM
The whites who have done wrong are as follows:

- The District Attorney (currently a campaign to have him reviewed by the Lousiana Bar Assoc.)
- The Superintendant of Jena Schools (Inquiry requests pending)
- The Mayor of Jena (who could have applied pressure on the above parties)
- The townsfolk of Jena (who are self-described non-racists, yet let this stuff happen for MONTHS with no public moral outrage).

Those are the people we are calling out.

But I do invite you to show me where I made excuses for the Black kids. Go ahead and quote it. I'll wait.

in fact, I believe that I said, "No one is saying these kids are angels. In fact, even their parents think they are guilty of crimes (and have said so in public)." Wow...great excuses for their behavior I came up with there...that'll enable them!

You sir, are a moron.
 
2007-10-06 04:54:36 PM
Oh...almost forgot the White ADULTS that attacked a Black teen at a party. Only one was actually arrested (and his bail was set lower than any of the Jena 6).

How about the White guy that pulled the shotgun on the Black kids...he was never charged with anything. The kids were charged though. For robbing him of the gun he was aiming at them.

You see...the racism in Jena is so institutionalized that you CAN'T go after the White people who did wrong. When they commit crimes against Blacks there, it is largely ignored by those with the power to do anything about it. When blacks commit crimes there, the charges are blown out of proportion in an attempt to "put them in their place."
 
Ra_
2007-10-06 05:02:42 PM
You are never going to be considered anything other than a joke
until you fully condemn gangs of any color who jump and beat a person
and stop trying to deflect their guilt.
If other crimes were commited in Jena then protest them.
Stop using those crimes to excuse these dangerous scumbag criminals.


Now
Tell me what should be done to these people (video)

Well?
 
2007-10-06 05:52:31 PM
Ra_...

You still haven't shown where I made excuses for the Black kids in the Jena case.

Keep ignoring it though...

Ignorance seems to be your specialty.
 
2007-10-06 05:55:40 PM
Ra_: You are never going to be considered anything other than a joke
until you fully condemn gangs of any color who jump and beat a person
and stop trying to deflect their guilt.
If other crimes were commited in Jena then protest them.
Stop using those crimes to excuse these dangerous scumbag criminals.


Now
Tell me what should be done to these people (video)

Well?


As for the video, it looks pretty messed up. I'd say if the kids attacking him are juveniles, they should be tried for assault & battery...as juveniles. If they are adults, try them as such.

Now if it were in Jena, they'd be tried with attempted murder as adults.

See the difference yet moron?
 
2007-10-06 06:56:37 PM
You know, at my high school, it wasn't white on black violence so much as a "group of white kids" fighting with "a group of black kids." I don't think race was the issue... it was culture.

We had a cowboy gang, too. Complete with trenchcoats and hats (until the hats were banned). They tried to start a fight one day and many of them got expelled.

True story!
 
Ra_
2007-10-06 07:07:12 PM
SubBass49:
You still haven't shown where I made excuses for the Black kids in the Jena case.


You keep leavening their guilt by introducing incidents from the past that you weren't happy with.
All I'm asking is to judge each case on it's own merits,
so as not to cloud the issue.

All beatings must be dealt with harshly,
regardless of whatever conditions or other factors you keep trying to introduce.


As for the video, it looks pretty messed up. I'd say if the kids attacking him are juveniles, they should be tried for assault & battery...as juveniles. If they are adults, try them as such.


Alright then
 
Ra_
2007-10-06 07:13:22 PM
Here's a wild, out of the blue suggestion,
that I'm sure nobody wants to consider.

Instead of fighting to protect the rights of gangs who jump people
and demanding lighter sentencing for kicking people in the head while they are unconscious,
why not just stop condoning gangs of young thugs who jump people?
That way, they wouldn't get in any trouble at all.
Maybe they would stop, if you weren't treating them like Civil Rights Heroes?

Stop jumping people you farking cowards.
 
2007-10-06 10:01:42 PM
I couldn't understand the amazingly complex issues involved in this issue until someone famous broke it down and explained it to me like tiny bitefuls of creamed corn.

Thanks media!!!

I need things to be pre-digested and vomited into my throat in order to understand them.
 
2007-10-06 10:36:28 PM
But...but...WHITE people!!!!
 
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