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(WOWT Omaha)   Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts refers to black pastors and black leaders he was meeting with as "you people." Does not go well for him after pastor walks out   (wowt.com) divider line
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2020-06-02 12:24:43 PM  
I can clear this up - he meant you black people.
 
2020-06-02 12:33:56 PM  
It's good to be black on the moon.
 
2020-06-02 12:34:12 PM  
"I didn't say, 'You people'.   I said, 'Ewe people'.  I'm hallucinating!"
 
2020-06-02 12:40:56 PM  
This is what happens when you rebrand "being asked to be polite" "political correctness" and spend 30 years complaining about being oppressed. We seriously have a millions of allleged farking adults who just have no idea how to behave properly around other people.
 
2020-06-02 12:46:09 PM  
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2020-06-02 12:48:23 PM  
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Love also said Tuesday that for the last two months, he and others have been working with the governor on various issues. Love said he believes the governor meant to say "you guys" but what came out was "you people."
 
2020-06-02 1:00:02 PM  
His dad must be so proud.
 
2020-06-02 1:40:57 PM  
On the one hand, the Governor was doing the right thing in meeting with community leaders. On the other hand, he's an idiot.

And he's not just an idiot because of the "you people". In meeting with community leaders, he should have been listening and digesting information, not telling them about the problem(s) he has with them.
 
2020-06-02 1:50:49 PM  
In response, Ricketts released the following statement: "I chose my words poorly and apologized when it became apparent that I had caused offense."

"I accidentally said the thing I say when you people aren't around."
 
2020-06-02 2:00:52 PM  
"the problem with you people" is right up there with "I'm not racist but" on the grand list of phrases that start statements that you know will not end well.
 
2020-06-02 2:12:37 PM  
I remember old Rush calling the NAACP the "NAAYP" back in the Bush I era.
 
2020-06-02 2:13:47 PM  
Could we please get Ernie Chambers as gov?
 
2020-06-02 2:14:04 PM  
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2020-06-02 2:14:15 PM  
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2020-06-02 2:14:34 PM  

vudukungfu: It's good to be black on the moon.


I saw that movie. It was a good watch.
 
2020-06-02 2:14:56 PM  

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Beat me by literally 11 seconds.
 
2020-06-02 2:14:58 PM  

Ishkur: "the problem with you people" is right up there with "I'm not racist but" on the grand list of phrases that start statements that you know will not end well.


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Where is the Not Racist Butt when we need him?
 
2020-06-02 2:15:51 PM  
There's no way this was an accident. This was a dog whistle that him and his staff were laughing about when they left.
 
2020-06-02 2:16:00 PM  

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what do YOU mean "you people"?
 
2020-06-02 2:16:12 PM  
I'm a white guy and I sympathize with what the minority communities have gone through in this country but I will never be able to fully understand and appreciate the hardships that they have gone through and are continuing to experience. I understand their rage and frustration as the promise of America has never been remotely fulfilled for them. People like this governor whitesplaining to them only shows how far they still have to go to reach equality with white people.

South Park said it best with the Wheel of Fortune episode. I get it, I don't get it.
 
2020-06-02 2:16:47 PM  

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Love also said Tuesday that for the last two months, he and others have been working with the governor on various issues. Love said he believes the governor meant to say "you guys" but what came out was "you people."


Geez! It's bad enough they do the he said but meant for Dumpy but it has now spread to every corner of the party.
 
2020-06-02 2:17:13 PM  
Go Cubs?
 
2020-06-02 2:18:11 PM  
This is why you don't deal with minority leaders for the first time during a major crisis when everyone is on edge.
 
2020-06-02 2:18:20 PM  

red230: I'm a white guy and I sympathize with what the minority communities have gone through in this country but I will never be able to fully understand and appreciate the hardships that they have gone through and are continuing to experience. I understand their rage and frustration as the promise of America has never been remotely fulfilled for them. People like this governor whitesplaining to them only shows how far they still have to go to reach equality with white people.

South Park said it best with the Wheel of Fortune episode. I get it, I don't get it.


one can sympathize, but not empathize.
 
2020-06-02 2:19:31 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: "I didn't say, 'You people'.   I said, 'Ewe people'.  I'm hallucinating!"


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2020-06-02 2:21:13 PM  
Now I am hungry for al pastor
 
2020-06-02 2:21:57 PM  
They just can't help themselves, can they? It runs deep in them.

It wouldn't be shocking if it was done on purpose so sHannity can blab about faux outrage or some such.

Republicans with a conscience , if there are any left, need to leave the party. It's over, man. Game over.  The GOP is stained and irredeemable.  Start a new party. Become an independent (I did).  Staying where you are and identifying as one of them makes you complicit.
 
2020-06-02 2:23:09 PM  
Yeesh. What a poorly written article.

The first sentence, "Offended by a commented made by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, a group of Omaha pastors walked out on a meeting Monday night..."

It's like the non-apology apology, "I'm sorry you were offended by my comments."
 
2020-06-02 2:23:16 PM  
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2020-06-02 2:24:56 PM  

dv-ous: This is what happens when you rebrand "being asked to be polite" "political correctness" and spend 30 years complaining about being oppressed. We seriously have a millions of allleged farking adults who just have no idea how to behave properly around other those people.


/s
 
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2020-06-02 2:25:16 PM  
His staff tried to spin it that he meant to say "you guys" but even that is bad when you put it into context. If you are meeting with representatives of the black community to discuss calming things down and you lead off with "Here's my problem with you guys..."  it doesn't make it any better.  "I know you're upset because the police keep killing you and all, but here's MY problem with you guys..."

this guy is a real piece of work.
 
2020-06-02 2:26:15 PM  
What do you expect, the state is 87.5 % white.
 
2020-06-02 2:26:20 PM  
Yo peeps.
 
2020-06-02 2:26:30 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: "I didn't say, 'You people'.   I said, 'Ewe people'.  I'm hallucinating!"


Run it's the sheeple!!!
 
2020-06-02 2:30:44 PM  
 
2020-06-02 2:33:28 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: dv-ous: This is what happens when you rebrand "being asked to be polite" "political correctness" and spend 30 years complaining about being oppressed. We seriously have a millions of allleged farking adults who just have no idea how to behave properly around other those people.

/s


You '/s' but that's basically it. They can't function outside the context of their little social group. These idiots can't even pass as civilized in a room full of white suburban neoliberals.
 
2020-06-02 2:34:59 PM  
Bad Santa (4/12) Movie CLIP - You People (2003) HD
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2020-06-02 2:35:03 PM  

red230: I'm a white guy and I sympathize with what the minority communities have gone through in this country but I will never be able to fully understand and appreciate the hardships that they have gone through and are continuing to experience. I understand their rage and frustration as the promise of America has never been remotely fulfilled for them. People like this governor whitesplaining to them only shows how far they still have to go to reach equality with white people.

South Park said it best with the Wheel of Fortune episode. I get it, I don't get it.


The definition of privilege is getting to not get it.

/The shining future we should all be working for is one where everyone gets treated with respect all the time, especially by the government.

/Part of that is people respecting themselves and extending that respect to others. It was Obama's superpower.
 
2020-06-02 2:35:41 PM  
"Wait, guys: come back! What I meant to say was 'you aren't people!'"
 
2020-06-02 2:36:27 PM  
He distinctly said "To Blave" and as we all know, to blave means to bluff, heh?

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2020-06-02 2:36:30 PM  

vudukungfu: It's good to be black on the moon.


Watched that last night.
 
2020-06-02 2:36:51 PM  
Now, I don't want to sound racist (I have a friend who is a black), but the thing is you people are always yammering about how you want to be treated like people, but then when someone calls you people "you people" you people don't like that either, so honestly I just don't know what you people's problem is with this. Can't you people understand how this oppresses me, as a white man? You people will never know pain like this.
 
2020-06-02 2:43:38 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Now, I don't want to sound racist (I have a friend who is a black), but the thing is you people are always yammering about how you want to be treated like people, but then when someone calls you people "you people" you people don't like that either, so honestly I just don't know what you people's problem is with this. Can't you people understand how this oppresses me, as a white man? You people will never know pain like this.


You people are such snowflakes.
 
2020-06-02 2:44:10 PM  
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2020-06-02 2:44:41 PM  
unpossible is was assured that "flyover states" are paradises that do not have any issues, unlike those scaaawy dirty heathen cities.
 
2020-06-02 2:50:09 PM  
When people tell and show you what they are, you should take heed.

Instead of "both sidesing" and saying someone is engaging in "racially charged" language.

It's "racist." That's the correct word for this shiat. It's racist.
 
2020-06-02 2:59:50 PM  
Is Ricketts the one that's a sadistic prick that loves the death penalty and wished he could do it himself or is that a different governor?
 
2020-06-02 3:04:52 PM  
Is there a reason all of these governors look like discount Lex Luthors?  Some republican cloning program maybe?
 
2020-06-02 3:06:52 PM  
Guys, I was just going to ask why they're so uppity. - Gov. Ricketts offering an explanation
 
2020-06-02 3:07:19 PM  

JudgeSmails: Is Ricketts the one that's a sadistic prick that loves the death penalty and wished he could do it himself or is that a different governor?


https://apnews.com/1f4837c843074ffca2​d​1684583334b00

Pretty much.
 
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