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(Orlando Sentinel)   Paula Deen proudly admits "I is what I is." So we can add butcher of the English language to that list too   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 17
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2013-06-26 10:04:13 AM
3 votes:

Jesus Farking Christ: Dr Dreidel: NeoKhan: IdBeCrazyIf: A fat racist?

AKA a Republican?

She campaigned for Obama.

And apart from the horrific suggestion that the black men serve as wait staff for a retro-themed party, the fact that she may have uttered a racial slur 30 years ago fails to move the needle for me. The statue of limitations on that has passed, and getting pissed about it now just seems like people needing to get pissed about something.

She may be less than fully accepting, she may even be tone-deaf (that suggestion above didn't appear to be motivated by malice, just incredible unawareness - she seems kind of dotty anyway), but I doubt she's got Klan robes in the attic or a racist newsletter printed under her name.

I kind of have to agree.  She may be a product of the old South, but that doesn't mean her views haven't changed (I don't know that they have, don't flame me) or that she isn't at least trying (but from time to time fails spectacularly).  Changing attitudes regarding racism takes generations.  Decades.  And frankly, education.


My mother is the same age as Paula, and in the 1980s when it happened, she was 39, long past the civil rights movement.  So cannot say "she is an old southern lady, and that is how they are" because she is not that old.

And it was not just a slur in the 80s, it was the minstrel wedding, the mistreatment of employees, etc, and further racial slurs, it is a pattern.
2013-06-26 09:48:56 AM
3 votes:

NeoKhan: IdBeCrazyIf: A fat racist?

AKA a Republican?

She campaigned for Obama.


And apart from the horrific suggestion that the black men serve as wait staff for a retro-themed party, the fact that she may have uttered a racial slur 30 years ago fails to move the needle for me. The statue of limitations on that has passed, and getting pissed about it now just seems like people needing to get pissed about something.

She may be less than fully accepting, she may even be tone-deaf (that suggestion above didn't appear to be motivated by malice, just incredible unawareness - she seems kind of dotty anyway), but I doubt she's got Klan robes in the attic or a racist newsletter printed under her name.
2013-06-26 09:45:24 AM
2 votes:
Call it a hunch, but I can't see her fans being bothered by this..
2013-06-26 09:41:49 AM
2 votes:

IdBeCrazyIf: A fat racist?

AKA a Republican?


She campaigned for Obama.
2013-06-26 09:36:18 AM
2 votes:
Who knew a 66 year old white lady from Georgia who speaks English like a slack-jawed yokel would be racist?
2013-06-26 01:34:06 PM
1 votes:
Y'all been readin' her memoirs lately? I was lookin' at some website recently where they was fixin' to quote her ACTUAL PRINTED WORDS IN BOOK FORM and what just about jumped off the page at me like some startled baby bullfrog was how she was droppin' her Gs all over the dadgum place. I reckon I don't mind a little folksy idiom if I'm settlin' down with a book by a professional Southerner, but hellfire if she wasn't elidin' the heck out of her present participles and gerunds.

I tell you what, I was just about hoppin' mad that this know-it-all Yankee website was misquotin' our Miss Paula, on account of how no self-respectin' author would  LITERALLY PRINT ALL HER WORDS THE WAY SHE WANTS THEM TO SOUND IN YOUR HEAD WITHOUT A HINT OF IRONY OR THE EXCUSE THAT SHE'S PHONETICALLY QUOTING A FICTIONAL CHARACTER RATHER THAN EXPRESSING HER OWN ACTUAL THOUGHTS IN NARRATIVE PROSE. But by cracky, sure enough, I got to Googlin' it, and it was true. I 'bout said to my Momma, "Well, shee-it, Momma! Lord a-mighty, ain't nobody perfect these days, not even our Miss Paula Deen!" Well, Momma didn't like hearin' that, and I got one heck of a whuppin'. But I love my Momma and I love Miss Paula Deen, so I reckon it'll all come out square in the end.

/except for the racist martyr bullshiat, she can rot in hell for that.
//also the food, which I'm just now getting a look at... Christ on a deep-fried cracker, what is wrong with this woman?!
2013-06-26 10:35:32 AM
1 votes:
I thought all Paula Deen threads were supposed to be Blazing Saddles threads (in the same way all threads even remotely about airplanes, airlines, etc become Airplane! threads)

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2013-06-26 10:30:50 AM
1 votes:

NeoKhan: IdBeCrazyIf: A fat racist?

AKA a Republican?

She campaigned for Obama.


She sided with Oprah in campaigning for Obama.  It was a career move.
2013-06-26 10:30:21 AM
1 votes:
FTFA: Deen said she didn't know if African Americans are offended by the n-word. "It's very distressing for me to go into my kitchens and I hear what these young people are calling each other," she told Lauer. She said she had never joined the use of that language.

She can't have it both ways.

If she really, REALLY doesn't know whether or not African Americans are offended by the N-word, she is more ridiculously stupid than even I thought possible. Also - you don't have to be black to be offended by the N-word. I am lily white, and it makes me sick to hear the N-word coming out of people's mouths. (And please don't start some ridiculous argument with me saying, ..."But rap music". But before you ask, yes, it bothers me there too because to me it trivializes the long and sordid history of the use of the word by making it nothing more than some retarded jingle.)

If we are to take her at her word, that her ignorance of this word is real, then why exactly is it "distressing" for her to go into her kitchens to hear what young people are calling each other?

Oh, that's right - it's because she's lying.

You are either a racist or you're not. Had someone robbed me at gunpoint, at any point in time, it would honestly NEVER occur to me to refer to that person with a racial slur of all things. Wouldn't even cross my mind. Would I call them a motherfarker? Yes, I would. I would also use all other manner of profanity. But my point is, I don't care WHAT this guy did or didn't do to her, this excuse of hers is stupid.

And? 30 years ago was 19 farking 83. Not 1950. That excuse is bullshiat too. She's a vile woman, who already deceived her adoring fans once, by hiding her diabetes from them while teaching them how to prepare food that would have a better chance of having them contract Type II Diabetus (much less heart disease) because coming clean would've been bad for her brand. I'd say we know very clearly now what a piece of self-serving shiat she is.

I hope she keeps talking, because she's dug herself a mighty fine hole.
2013-06-26 09:56:49 AM
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: NeoKhan: IdBeCrazyIf: A fat racist?

AKA a Republican?

She campaigned for Obama.

And apart from the horrific suggestion that the black men serve as wait staff for a retro-themed party, the fact that she may have uttered a racial slur 30 years ago fails to move the needle for me. The statue of limitations on that has passed, and getting pissed about it now just seems like people needing to get pissed about something.

She may be less than fully accepting, she may even be tone-deaf (that suggestion above didn't appear to be motivated by malice, just incredible unawareness - she seems kind of dotty anyway), but I doubt she's got Klan robes in the attic or a racist newsletter printed under her name.


I kind of have to agree.  She may be a product of the old South, but that doesn't mean her views haven't changed (I don't know that they have, don't flame me) or that she isn't at least trying (but from time to time fails spectacularly).  Changing attitudes regarding racism takes generations.  Decades.  And frankly, education.
2013-06-26 09:48:23 AM
1 votes:
You have a fan base that appreciates their meals served in feedbags when they eat alone and in troughs when they eat together.
2013-06-26 09:45:34 AM
1 votes:
So the woman makes a racial remark and you all lambast her..

then when she tries to bridge the cultural gap by speaking ebonics you lambast her again..
2013-06-26 09:43:13 AM
1 votes:
A butter-based sub-human life form?
2013-06-26 09:37:52 AM
1 votes:
Can we stop giving her attention yet?
2013-06-26 09:37:22 AM
1 votes:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: well crap.  it worked a couple days ago.  Sorry.


nevermind, now it works.


*goes back to work herself*
2013-06-26 09:36:45 AM
1 votes:
well crap.  it worked a couple days ago.  Sorry.
2013-06-26 09:35:10 AM
1 votes:
A fat racist?

AKA a Republican?
 
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