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    Exclamation George Takei (Lt. Sulu) in hot water for calling Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface"

    They eat their own...


    ‘That Is Not Racist’: Hollywood Actor Who Called Justice Clarence Thomas a ‘Clown in Blackface’ Doubles Down

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015...-doubles-down/

    After shocking fans and foes, alike, with his harsh comments about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, actor and activist George Takei took to Facebook on Thursday night to defend his use of the word “blackface,” while further rebuking the African American judicial leader.

    “A few fans have written wondering whether I intended to utter a racist remark by referring to Justice Thomas as a ‘clown in blackface,’” he wrote. “‘Blackface’ is a lesser known theatrical term for a white actor who blackens his face to play a black buffoon. In traditional theater lingo, and in my view and intent, that is not racist. It is instead part of a racist history in this country.”

    Takei, 78, a gay activist who is known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in “Star Trek,” also went on to claim that he believes Thomas has “abdicated and abandoned his African American heritage by claiming slavery did not strip dignity from human beings,” expressing frustration over the justice’s dissent, which also mentioned Japanese internment.

    As TheBlaze previously reported, Takei captured a fair amount of attention this week when lambasted Thomas while railing against the justice’s statements about same-sex nuptials.

    “He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry,” Takei told KSAZ-TV, visibly flustered as he railed against the African American justice. ”For him to say slaves had dignity … I mean, doesn’t he know slaves were chained? That they were whipped on the back?”

    The actor was responding to a portion of Thomas’ dissent that discussed human dignity:

    “Human dignity has long been understood in this country to be innate. When the Framers proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence that ‘all men are created equal’ and ‘endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,’ they referred to a vision of mankind in which all humans are created in the image of God and therefore of inherent worth. That vision is the foundation upon which this Nation was built.

    The corollary of that principle is that human dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away.”



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    Good for Takei for not backing down from what he said.

    I don't necessarily agree with what he said, and I don't like the double-standard of what is allowable speech by virtue of race, gender, or ****-ism, but everyone would be better off if they say what they mean and not back down.

    +rep for Takei, although I don't hang out in his type of places.
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    Darned redundant post posted more than darned once.
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    Wow, I really agree with Justice Thomas' statement there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparebulb View Post
    Good for Takei for not backing down from what he said.

    I don't necessarily agree with what he said, and I don't like the double-standard of what is allowable speech by virtue of race, gender, or ****-ism, but everyone would be better off if they say what they mean and not back down.

    +rep for Takei, although I don't hang out in his type of places.

    Do I get a +rep for sticking to my guns and showing everyone that the Bible says homosexuality is evil?

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    Yep, and here it is.

    +rep for you
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    Dignity can be given away, and often is.
    In New Zealand:
    The Coastguard is a Charity
    Air Traffic Control is a private company run on user fees
    The DMV is a private non-profit
    Rescue helicopters and ambulances are operated by charities and are plastered with corporate logos
    The agriculture industry has zero subsidies
    5% of the national vote, gets you 5 seats in Parliament
    A tax return has 4 fields
    Business licenses aren't even a thing nor are capital gains taxes
    Constitutional right to refuse any type of medical care

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    ”For him to say slaves had dignity … I mean, doesn’t he know slaves were chained? That they were whipped on the back?”
    Most slaves were never whipped....many where treated well, in spite of all these propagandized films from Hollyweird claiming otherwise.

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    Usually, if someone said this about a black man, they'd be crucified. Thomas is a black conservative though, so I doubt anyone will care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    They eat their own...”
    Let me know when they yank Star Trek reruns off the air. Until then, its just noise.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Let me know when they yank Star Trek reruns off the air. Until then, its just noise.
    I'm sure we could get some mobs of Boobus spun up and out of control enough to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    I'm sure we could get some mobs of Boobus spun up and out of control enough to do that.
    Nope. The left has already won precisely because the right doesn't do this. Glenn Beck, Dukes of Hazard, the CEO of Firefox....those things happened because the hive mind picked up the phones. We on the right don't do that.


    Chik Fil A and Hobby Lobby are outliers. ANd their CEOs won't live forever.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    The title was chopped off in New Posts. I expected it to read "a clown in a gown." Which would have been funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Nope. The left has already won precisely because the right doesn't do this. Glenn Beck, Dukes of Hazard, the CEO of Firefox....those things happened because the hive mind picked up the phones. We on the right don't do that.


    Chik Fil A and Hobby Lobby are outliers. ANd their CEOs won't live forever.
    So, a "homosexual racist" sort of cancels each other out then?

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    "homosexual racist"
    Like this guy...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Like this guy...

    Cute haircut.

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    "Clowns in black face." "Uncle Tom's." "House ******s."



    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sola_Fide View Post
    Do I get a +rep for sticking to my guns and showing everyone that the Bible says homosexuality is evil?
    Why should I give a $#@! about what your story book says?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sola_Fide View Post
    Do I get a +rep for sticking to my guns and showing everyone that the Bible says homosexuality is evil?
    No.

    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Free Hornet View Post
    Why should I give a $#@! about what your story book says?
    Because God created you and spoke to you in it. Deep down, in your heart of hearts, you know it is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sola_Fide View Post
    Because God created you and spoke to you in it. Deep down, in your heart of hearts, you know it is true.
    Might have been a different spirit. Tricksters abound. Might want to re-examine yours.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Cute haircut.
    Who else do we know that likes that style?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Who else do we know that likes that style?
    the list is long....but...

    uhhhh....cops for a thousand Alex...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    So, a "homosexual racist" sort of cancels each other out then?
    My guess is that gay celebrity trumps racist. Unless Morgan Freeman or Kanye West decides to jump into the fray.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Free Hornet View Post
    Why should I give a $#@! about what your story book says?
    My guess is that the people who asked him suddenly don't care?
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sola_Fide View Post
    Because God created you and spoke to you in it. Deep down, in your heart of hearts, you know it is true.
    What a simple and sincere answer. +rep for this response.

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