Sunday, October 2, 2011

What Fresh Hell 10-2-11 Ripped off from FaceBook


Brown Vs. Board of education 1954
Civil Rights Act of 1964

1984 - Rick Perry’s daddy takes the word Niggerhead off a rock in Texas where he and his daddy went to shoot critters. George Orwell never saw it coming.


Niggerhead-  A large rock, usually round, discovered during excavation. The term is widely used in the northern tier of the USA in the construction industry. 'Niggerheads' are principally granite or feldspar within the matrix of alluvial (glacial) till.

Niggerhead Watermelon -  A small, dark green, round watermelon, with small edible seeds. Its shape resembles a nigger's head.

Niggerhead Yam -  A sweet potato with a lumpy dark skin, popular in Latin America.

Niggerhead Tobacco - And old brand of finely shredded chewing tobacco that resembled tufts of nappy hair.

Ripped off from  Stephanie McCrummen, Published: October 1

Paint Creek, Tex. — In the early years of his political career, Rick Perry began hosting fellow lawmakers, friends and supporters at his family’s secluded West Texas hunting camp, a place known by the name painted in block letters across a large, flat rock standing upright at its gated entrance.
“Niggerhead,” it read.
Ranchers who once grazed cattle on the 1,070-acre parcel on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River called it by that name well before Perry and his father, Ray, began hunting there in the early 1980s. There is no definitive account of when the rock first appeared on the property. In an earlier time, the name on the rock was often given to mountains and creeks and rock outcroppings across the country. Over the years, civil rights groups and government agencies have had some success changing those and other racially offensive names that dotted the nation’s maps.
But the name of this particular parcel did not change for years after it became associated with Rick Perry, first as a private citizen, then as a state official and finally as Texas governor. Some locals still call it that. As recently as this summer, the slablike rock — lying flat, the name still faintly visible beneath a coat of white paint — remained by the gated entrance to the camp.
When asked last week, Perry said the word on the rock is an “offensive name that has no place in the modern world.”
But how, when or whether he dealt with it when he was using the property is less clear and adds a dimension to the emerging biography of Perry, who quickly moved into the top tier of Republican presidential candidates when he entered the race in August.
He grew up in a segregated era whose history has defined and complicated the careers of many Southern politicians. Perry has spoken often about how his upbringing in this sparsely populated farming community influenced his conservatism. He has rarely, if ever, discussed what it was like growing up amid segregation in an area where blacks were a tiny fraction of the population.
In his responses to two rounds of detailed, written questions, Perry said his father first leased the property in 1983. Rick Perry said he added his own name to the lease from 1997 to 1998, when he was state agriculture commissioner, and again from 2004 to 2007, when he was governor.
He offered a simple version of how he dealt with the rock, followed by a more elaborate one.
“When my Dad joined the lease in 1983, he took the first opportunity he had to paint over the offensive word on the rock during the 4th of July holiday,” Perry said in his initial response. “It is my understanding that the rock was eventually turned over to further obscure what was originally written on it.”
Perry said that he was not with his father when he painted over the name but that he “agreed with” the decision.
In response to follow-up questions, Perry gave a more detailed account.
“My mother and father went to the lease and painted the rock in either 1983 or 1984,” Perry wrote. “This occurred after I paid a visit to the property with a friend and saw the rock with the offensive word. After my visit I called my folks and mentioned it to them, and they painted it over during their next visit.”


  1. I needed time to think about this. This is tantamount to the Nazi usage of the swastika, which was around eons before the Nazis bastardized it. Now of course it is the very symbol of evil.

    As to the Perry concern for "insensitivity"...apparently it doesn't apply to brown people. In other words, whatever these fuckers do is for show. "He" called his parents...whatever!

  2. I now know more about Rick Perry than I ever wanted to.

  3. I am more curious about his bribery and pay to play accusations than this non story set to him by Herman Cane as a gotcha from a black man.

  4. why is this not a surprise?
    such a gracious gesture, painting over that nasty word... what a guy!

  5. JJ…yes indeed, glad you picked up on him calling his daddy. What a wimp. "I had to ask my daddy to do it ‘cause the Brazos Vvvvvalley boys keep giving me wedgies, every tttttime I even tttttried to call it nnnNegro hhhhhhhahhhhhHead."

    Mr. C…good point but it ain’t over till it’s over. At least Sarah bailed, as did the fat man in N.J.
    “I distrust a man who says "when." If he's got to be careful not to drink too much, it's because he's not to be trusted when he does.”

    The walking man…good point, yet that story will never make the news.

    Harlequin…I’m shocked, shocked to find that racism is going on in Texas.


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