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(NewsMax)   Al Sharpton: "Aaliyah Funeral Critic is Racist"   (newsmax.com ) divider line
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2001-09-05 10:53:39 AM  
You've got to be farking kidding me, who died?

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2001-09-05 11:10:05 AM  

I'm honestly saddened that the young lady died.


But...Why could Al have been on the plane, too? I mean heck. It was already overloaded. Maybe they never would have reached takeoff speed with him on board!


Personally, if I were a successful musician, there's no way I would ever get on a small plane! Anyone got the current count on musical celebraties killed in small aircraft mishaps?

 
2001-09-05 11:13:07 AM  
Trent That is a trick question and a riddle that will never be answered . . . akin to the tree in the forest and the one hand clapping.
 
2001-09-05 11:27:52 AM  
CRIPES! I was backshop trash (paste-up, back when there was such a thing) at the college paper where Dreher was an editor. I don't remember a dang thing about him, either, except I think he printed a few of my columns.

Shiat, I'm old! People I knew in college have real jobs...
 
2001-09-05 11:32:30 AM  
Oh, and this is not racism. Racism is when a black family moves into the neighborhood and the Klan torches their house.

Another thing-- the problem is not small aircraft. The problem is people doing dumb shiat in them. In this case, overloading by 1500 lbs and arguing the pilot into taking off. In several other celebrated cases, the planes took off in bad weather. Planes are safer than cars if you don't play games with them.
 
2001-09-05 12:12:58 PM  
Some folks go to a funeral on its opening weekend, but I never go see a funeral unless the funeral critics give it good reviews first.
 
2001-09-05 12:20:27 PM  
Know what you mean, Courtney.

I was gonna go just to get my 'I saw Aaliyah get buried' commemorative plate, but I got too involved in picking out the right shirt. I missed the whole event. Dang.
 
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2001-09-05 12:25:25 PM  
I think it's racist that they made white horses pull the carriage
 
2001-09-05 12:34:45 PM  
Why are white men in front of the carriage and two black men behind the carriage? Damn racists!

White cop = racist neighborhood.
 
2001-09-05 12:35:53 PM  
Al needs to see that white people can be open-minded too.

I mean come on, hasn't he heard of Icy Hot Stuntaz? :)
 
2001-09-05 12:46:27 PM  
Nice reference, Berk. I keep their memory alive, too.

Stuntaz Rool!
 
2001-09-05 12:51:56 PM  
Quick scan and saw the words "Sharpton" and "euthanize" on the same page - shucks!
 
2001-09-05 12:59:05 PM  
hmmm small plane crashes....

Aaliyah
A bunch of Lynard Skinner members
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Randy Rhodes
John Denver (really really small plane)

Damn that's all I can think of..
Anybody have more to add.
 
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2001-09-05 01:04:26 PM  
Buddy Holly, big bopper, richie valenz
 
2001-09-05 01:06:59 PM  
Big Bopper and Richie Valens.

BTW, I went to dotster.com and got www.alsharptonsucks.com, and www.sharptonsucks.com. .Net and .org, too.... Best $100 I ever spent.

Now I need to learn HTML....
 
2001-09-05 01:25:49 PM  
Has someone warned Jesse Jackson that Al Sharpton is trying to take over his job?
 
2001-09-05 01:47:27 PM  
Can't believe I forgot Buddy Holly.... I'll have to make a pilgrimage to the Alamo to seek forgiveness for forgetting a fellow Texan.
 
2001-09-05 02:14:10 PM  
I'm pretty sure you can add Patsy Cline to that list but that might have been a car crash.

I don't know if I would say the funeral was too extravagant. Maybe she was just making sure that there wouldn't be any money left for the parasitic relatives who always crawl out of the woodwork when someone achieves financial success.
 
2001-09-05 02:15:39 PM  
I think the penance for forgetting Buddy Holly is to go to Lubbock and crawl the length of Buddy Holly Avenue kissing the ground every 5 feet.
 
2001-09-05 02:23:14 PM  
The guy in the background of BigPeeler's pic near the top looks like the black Ron Jeremy.
 
2001-09-05 02:35:07 PM  
Highrider, you're right. Patsy died in a plane crash in 1963. Don't forget Ricky Nelson, who died in a plane crash in 1986.

That said, IMNSHO, this chick wasn't famous enough to warrant dragging her body through the streets of New York. She wasn't Mother Theresa, Princess Diana or anyone of great significance. And since when did expressing an opinion mean you're racist? I used to live in NYC and it's VERY SCARY how much support this wacko jackass has from black people there. They adore him.
 
2001-09-05 02:37:51 PM  
Let's not forget Rick Nelson, Otis Redding, Jim Croce, Ronnie Van Zant, most of Reba McEntire's band, and a host of others. Being a musical celebrity and getting on a light plane is like living in a trailer park in tornado country. It's like mooning God.

Dead Musician Airplane Crash Page
 
2001-09-05 02:39:11 PM  
What's a nubian?
 
Mac
2001-09-05 02:43:35 PM  
I seem to remember a bunch of Reba McEntire's band being killed in a plane crash, and somehow she missed that flight or something.

Woody, I don't know much html...but get a copy of front page or any html editor and it's really easy. If you need help, I'm willing to donate some time...LOL
 
2001-09-05 02:51:01 PM  
Still waking up, that guy was Sharpton. Duh.
 
2001-09-05 02:55:12 PM  
It's a person from Nubia.

Geez, am I expected to explain everything? :)

(just kidding)
 
2001-09-05 02:56:00 PM  
Woody, I'm all over it too!

Say the word.
 
2001-09-05 02:56:49 PM  
DasWookie, that was great!
I salute you, fellow Kevin Smith fan!
 
2001-09-05 03:08:05 PM  
Stevie Ray Vaughan is another guy killed in a crash... helicopter, though.
Poor guy... IMHO, he was the greatest guitarist of all time.
 
2001-09-05 03:09:15 PM  
Go to Lubbock? Christ, they're getting tough....

As for the site, it's currently parked at dotster's, but I plan to work on it this week. Thanks for the support.
 
2001-09-05 03:18:24 PM  
YEAH I NEVER HEARD OF HER. I REMEMBER WHEN THAT GUY DIED FROM DEF LEPPARD AND HE HAD A FUNERAL AND I WAS LIKE NO WAY HE SHOULDNT HAVE A FUNERAL HE WASNT EVEN AMERICAN

I REMEMBER WHEN PRINCESS DI DIED SHE WAS THE 2ND COMING OF JESUS
 
2001-09-05 03:19:45 PM  
WHO IS THIS STEVE RAY VAUGN GUY?
 
2001-09-05 03:50:13 PM  
TURN OFF YOUR CAPSLOCK, YOU DOLT.
 
2001-09-05 03:57:38 PM  
Banky: Two words, Jimi Hendrix
 
2001-09-05 03:59:59 PM  
Damn, looking at KneeJerks post is like watching a war of rabid AOL users.
 
2001-09-05 04:04:41 PM  
You can also turn a portion of KneeJerks post into:
IREMEMBERWHENTHATGUYDIEDFROMDEFLEPPARDANDHEHADAFUNERALANDIWASLIKENOWAY​HESHOULD NTHAVEAFUNERALHEWASNTEVENAMERICAN....Weeeeeee
 
2001-09-05 04:22:42 PM  
As a bleeding heart liberal hippie bastard, I *still* can't stand Al Sharpton. Farking race baiter.

As for aaliyah's funeral, the whole "I'm a princess" thing sorta irked me, as well. I suppose it's because a number of other people died on that plane as well, and you don't see them getting CNN coverage :P
 
2001-09-05 04:53:01 PM  
Primus sucks.
 
2001-09-05 05:07:10 PM  
why can't everyone just log onto Everquest?

High elves vs Dark elves...

Sdystyk Luth`Iblith
Dark Elven Assassin
Povar Server
 
2001-09-05 06:28:46 PM  
That whole Tawana Brawley thing happened right down the street from where I live. The apartment building where she lived contained all different "types" of people from all walks of life. When this happened, not a single African American (or anyone) in that neighborhood believed a farking word she said, yet Sharpton could have cared less about her credibility along with our local newspapers who *still* publish every farking detail about that lunatic as if he's doing something credible and timeworthy. It's really a shame what happend to Pagones- luckily they found Sharpton to be guilty of slander and libel. Too bad there isn't a death penalty available for those crimes.


How old is sharpton?? (I'm just trying to figure out how much time he was left to annoy the hell out of me....)
 
2001-09-06 12:16:28 AM  
Concerning the funeral: understated good taste?

Another item: in the headline crawler for IM, I noticed something like "Aaliyah [sic?] family to speak (or give press conference." Someone has HUGE delusions concerning the grandeur [sic? damn lyxdexia] of the corpse involved.

Ofc, it goes without saying that Al Sharpton is an imbecile or both width and depth. He's obviously more racist than the guy he called racist in the first place.
 
2001-09-06 01:52:54 AM  
Newsmax is right-wing propaganda mill and Sharpton is a blowhard.
 
2001-09-06 02:12:49 AM  
newsmax quoting sharpton. isn't that like letting antimatter come into contact with matter? when you click on the link, does your computer cease to exist?
 
2001-09-06 09:24:43 AM  
Hey, at least NewsMax bothered mentioning the whole stupid thing. Otherwise, you wouldn't know about it. If Reverend Racist's buddies in the "mainstream" media had broken their code of silence, they wouldn't have had to air it alone. But hey, no problem...If they want to shield such a mental midget as Al, maybe he can join the other loser named Al in 2004 as a Veep candidate and really give the voters something to gag on.
 
2001-09-06 05:53:32 PM  
I HAPPED TO AGREE WITH FREDDY. AL SHARPTON AL GORE ALL LOSERS ROTFLMYFAO ANYBODY NAMED AL IS DUMB IN MY BOOK SERIOUSLY EVER MEET A COOL AL
 
2001-09-07 01:47:00 PM  
Hey, FF, didn't Dubya make some mention in Spain concerning the death penalty something like: "In a democracy, whatever the most people wants, goes." Does that include elections, too?
 
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