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Date: 04/27/08 05:32 PM

56 Responses to Blowhard Rev Al Sharpton Vows to “Close This City“

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    Link: Blowhard Rev Al Sharpton Vows to ``Close This City`` - In protest to the NYC cop acquittals. This is exactly why Barack Obama is avoiding this guy at all costs.
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    daniellee_x Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    too bad im not smart enough to understand. :/

    or care.

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    ashwey Female 13-17
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    April 27, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    yeah, me too.
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    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 5:40 pm
    Heh. Same here.
    What exactly is going on?
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    Batduck Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 5:45 pm
    Wow, way to stay neutral, I-A-B.
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm
    yeah, i think we should do like what chris rock said, and make every bullet cost 50,000 dollars
    but yeah, other than that, i dont give a sht about al sharpton
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    xp Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2008 at 5:52 pm
    Why can`t the black community find a better spokesman? This guy is always effing stuff up, him and Jesse Jackson. If Obama doesn`t win the presidency maybe he could do it.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 5:58 pm
    the cop acquittal was completely bull crap.

    al sharpton`s kind of extreme and sometimes an opportunist, but the cop acquittal was messed up

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    eladrelkce Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    If someone you thought had a gun then started to try to run you down with thier car and you were an out numbered police officer what would you do? I`m not condoning 51 shots but he didn`t exactly give them a reason not to shoot.
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    Karma_III Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    What a joke. He says that his job is to stop racism, yet all of his work and rallies are fueled by Racist people. i feel bad for all the people that have to listen to his nonsense.


    Vote Nader!! Green Party!!

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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    ok... i am not american but watching that i see this...

    Cops have apprently killed a guy for no reson and walked away scot free, now there is a huge protest about injustice that cops can get away with killing people without a strong cause.

    If i am right then i am all for it. If not please correct me.

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    Vegan_Freak Female 13-17
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:12 pm
    Al Sharpton is a freakin oppurtunist. His ideals are not what the black community should live by. The Sean Bell event was sad, and the police should have been justly charged. I guess this is how it is in America.
    (Al Sharpton is in need of a hairdresser, btw)
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    Vegan_Freak Female 13-17
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:14 pm
    yo-i-am-luke:
    you are right. The police shot over 50 bullets into an innocent unarmed man on the eve of his wedding day. Sad right??
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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:16 pm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Bell

    ^^^
    Seems i am on for side

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    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:17 pm
    black people have better ppl than this speaking for them...they just don`t get as much attention because sharpton is more of an ass and make 4 better tv
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    Lompocus Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    Most black guys hate this guy and jesse jackson.
  17. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:26 pm
    the best advocate I know is Dr. Michael Eric Dyson...he`s got some good books
  18. Profile photo of Surfingninja
    Surfingninja Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:31 pm
    Did you guys even read the wikipedia article all the way through?

    "Bell had been arrested three times, twice for drug dealing and once for a firearms possession. In all cases, he was released on his own recognizance. The New York Daily News reported that, according to unnamed law enforcement sources, Bell sold crack cocaine twice to a confidential police informant in August of 2006. Joseph Guzman and Trent Benefield, who were also shot in the incident, had been arrested nine and three times, respectively, each having been arrested at least once for illegal firearm possession. Benefield was subsequently arrested during a gambling raid in Harlem after attending the funeral of James Brown, and again on September 25, 2007 for hitting his child`s mother. His latter arrest resulted in him pleading guilty on October 12, 2007 to a lesser charge, and accepting a conditional discharge along with counseling."

    The guy was a douchebag anyway.

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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    fancylad -
    In protest to the NYC cop acquittals. This is exactly why Barack Obama is avoiding this guy at all costs.

    Obama is avoiding him because al sharpton`s extreme dumb ..... :O

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    KindlyKat Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 6:44 pm
    Good for them, I say! Protest away, I`m so tired of hearing about cops abusing their authority. Especially living in Michigan, there`s an indecent and ridiculous count of it.

    The whole wedding day thing, it kind of reminds me of Kill Bill though.

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    Dave_is_Rad Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    i think its pretty funny that they got a black guy reporting on this story lol.....its like they were thinking hmmmmm who should we send out there to report this?....oh i kno token black guy reporter lol
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    Surfingninja Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 7:46 pm
    Reminds me of this Roman Dirge comic:


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    Surfingninja Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    ^^ oops, posted on wrong thing ^^;;
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    wslonger Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2008 at 8:15 pm
    I dont see where the police did anything wrong he was using the car as a weapon they defended themselves. 50+ shots may have been a bit excessive, But it stopped the "victim" from fleeing and possibly killing an innocent family with his car.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    What I wonder is "How many bullets was in those 2 guns? to begin with?" they fired 50 bullets and hit the guy 50 times... After the first 10 bullets your target should be motionless unless you dont know how to use a firearm.
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    frankpoole Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 10:02 pm
    Yeah, those dang cops always going around and shooting any black person they want....
    Give me a break. You play with fire, your`e gonna get burned. Live like a `gangsta`, die like one... MTV probably has a secret association with the Darwin Awards. How many bullets would you shoot into someone who was really trying to run you over with their car? I`m awestruck at the restraint most police officers show. I`d be going through a lot of bullets if I was one. I`ll duck and cover now, for all the free-speech-loving tree-huggers who will hate me for speaking my mind. And don`t get me started on those racist, fire-fueling-for-their-personal-profits Sharpton & Jackson. How quickly people forgt the audio recording of one of them trying to spark a racist debacle for his own profit at a soda factory.
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    adgaliff Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2008 at 10:09 pm
    "One of Bell`s friends was heard to say "yo, get my gun and kill that dumb white bitch" as they left the scene. Fearing a shooting may occur, the detective followed the men to their car while alerting his backup team, prompting the team to confront Bell and his companions before they could leave the scene. The undercover officer ordered Bell to raise his hands after getting in his car. Instead, Bell accelerated the car and hit an unmarked police minivan. A toxicology report reportedly showed that he was legally intoxicated at the time of the shooting."

    he did need to be shot,... but you dont go around acting like an idoit infront of the cops, he was appernetly unstable at the moment, the cops had to take him some way... but not with OVERKILL!!

    they could have gotten him w/o hurting him

    oh well since both sides of the story are dumb as hell... i dont give a poo.

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    adgaliff Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2008 at 10:12 pm
    i ment he did not need to be shoot... that was a typo.
  29. Profile photo of Nazarene
    Nazarene Male 50-59
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    April 27, 2008 at 10:44 pm
    The acquittal was possibly a bad decision, but they have had their trial. You can`t go back and imprison someone who has been acquitted just because a bunch of people disagree with the verdict. OJ proved that.
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    Nazarene Male 50-59
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    April 27, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    After reading more about the case I don`t think it was a bad aquittal. From what the police heard, they had reason to assume that he was armed. Then he tried to run them over. That is multiple counts of attempted murder on police officers.
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    starwarsbob Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2008 at 11:52 pm
    If I was a cop, and someone that i thought could be armed started driving a god damn car at me, I would be unloading a hail of bullets at that fraker. I aint gonna stop shootin till that car is motionless.
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2008 at 12:21 am
    It`s a complex situation, no doubt about it.

    SurfingNinja: You ARE aware that you`re able to delete your own posts, right? )-|

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2008 at 1:37 am
    Fancylad, seriously, let people make their own minds up about the post.

    If you want to say something about it, say it after the lead in. The only reason to do otherwise is if you know you can`t argue for it worth a damn.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2008 at 1:45 am
    Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contagious_...

    Also,
    The right to protest, actually drating IS one the the fundamentals of free speech. Where the hell are you people who have stood up for everyone else?

    You`ve stood up for porn, racism, etc.
    Some of you even going on about "Nazis should be allowed to march through Jewish neighbourhoods", you`ve defended "NAMBLA" ffs, and where the hell are you now?

    Nowhere to be drating seen. Maybe Al should be on a protest about Christian Cops, that`d probably get you all on his side and whining about freedom of speech.

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    ICN Male 18-29
    336 posts
    April 28, 2008 at 1:59 am
    They wouldn`t lift a finger if it were a white guy, and it wouldn`t even make news if it were an arab guy. It`s kind of sad, actually.
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    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    April 28, 2008 at 2:01 am
    Protest is one thing. Threatening a conspiracy to shut down a city because you didn`t like the way a court ruling went is just wrong. Take it like a man.

    They are doing what they should do, appeal the decision to a higher court.

    But Al Sharpton. Man, someone go back in time and tell the guy that shot MLK he`s got the wrong target. Things would be so much better if King was still around. At least you`d have someone on the national scene who made sence and wasn`t a total nutjob.

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    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    April 28, 2008 at 2:03 am
    Should wait til a black cop shoots a white criminal and get the White Supremisists to do a protest. That`s show the country how goofy Sharpton looks.

    (Not that I advocate White Supremacy either. Those guys are nuts.)

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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    April 28, 2008 at 3:28 am
    Are black people this stupid? Really are they?
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    steven8124 Male 50-59
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    April 28, 2008 at 4:02 am
    As usual, another attempt by Sharpton to inflame the black community against the "establishment".
    Just watch his smug "I am right" attitude in the video. If there were fewer people like al in the world, there would be less confrontation. All he wants is to see his name up in lights.
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    steven8124 Male 50-59
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    April 28, 2008 at 4:04 am
    Also, HE`S going to close this city. Whats wrong with this line?
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    Rman1201 Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2008 at 4:32 am
    Whats the big deal about this video? Dont think he meant they would literally shut the city down.
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    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
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    April 28, 2008 at 4:35 am
    That`s just going to get all the non-blacks pissed off at the angry protesting black people. Thereby propagating the racial tension that Sharpton claims to protest against.

    It`s a never-ending cycle. No matter how many gains are made for equality, who is the first to pull the racist card?

    I almost wish Obama would get elected. Then we could tell them all to shut up about equality. It doesn`t get more equal than a black President.

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    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2008 at 4:50 am
    I don`t think its all as black and white as that Tay-Dor - Pun Definitely intended!
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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    April 28, 2008 at 5:32 am
    50 bullets?? i find that hard to believe and if its gone into double numbers then there is a serious problem with the standard of policing in that city. Thats v disturbing. Even if he`s up a building taking pot shots at people your 1st priority is to try an debilitate him but keep him alive. Shoot to kill is extremely rarely appropriate.
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    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
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    April 28, 2008 at 6:05 am
    Al Sharpton is a Ghetto Pimp! Comes out of the wood works like a roosterroach when there is TV publicity..He has no real job, bad hair, and is a joke who takes advantage of the poor black community while him and his shmuck useless buddy Jesse Jackson all live in friggen Beverly Hills!!!! He`s nothing but a Blowhole!!!!!!!!
    With BAD HAIR!!!!!!!!!!
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    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
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    April 28, 2008 at 6:08 am
    And No, I don`t want Obama HUSSIEN as my president!
    Not when he is supported by the nut jobs Rev.White and Louis Farrakhan!!!!!!!!! I`d rather write in Mickey Mouse on the ballot!!! Hillary 08`, two Clinton`s for the price of one! Whatever Bill did with his little willy I don`t care, the country was in good shape. Obama is a RISK, I don`t want!!!
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    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
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    April 28, 2008 at 6:13 am
    I`ve been around for a few, so I know what Al is all about and what he stands for and what he is going to say, so I won`t even watch the video to give him some more air time!!!!!!!!!
    Screw you Al!!!
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2008 at 6:20 am
    You lost me at "Al Sharpton". He`s a looooooney!

    "Wow, way to stay neutral, I-A-B."

    Oh, shut up. Him and the other "Reverend", Jackson, consistently look for any occasion to spread fear and hate across the nation whenever someone who is black gets messed with by someone who is white, even if it isn`t true. They don`t care about the crime, just the 15 minutes of fame and $$$$$$$$$.

    "What a joke. He says that his job is to stop racism, yet all of his work and rallies are fueled by Racist people."

    Yep.

    "Most black guys hate this guy and jesse jackson."

    Yep.

    "50+ shots may have been a bit excessive,"

    ...MMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY?! Although I have to admit, if someone was trying to kill me, I`d probably make sure they got a closed-casket funeral for it.

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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    April 28, 2008 at 6:32 am
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawana_Braw...

    Let`s just hope that it this whole thing turns out better, and that Sean Bell really was the vic here. (I personally can see it going either way, based on what I "know" about this. He may have been a "bad guy", or he may not have been. He may have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people. One thing I do know is that the real victim here is the little girl who will grow up without a father.)

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    jetmark Male 30-39
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    April 28, 2008 at 7:34 am
    the verdict is effed up.
    sharpton is not particularly helpful.
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    AahNold Male 30-39
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    April 28, 2008 at 8:53 am
    Sarpton is a instigating piece of trash, there will be a special place in hell for him
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    keg74 Male 30-39
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    April 28, 2008 at 9:33 am
    each one of those cops should have been found guilty, apparently NY didn`t learn anything from LA`s mess. Being a cop doesn`t give you absolute authority to do whatever the hell you want. You are just as accountable for your actions as the rest of us and the law failed.
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    Ohnjaynb Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2008 at 9:41 am
    I don`t think you know what the word "blowhard" means.
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    Kalimdon Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2008 at 9:52 am
    Why wont they just go back to Africa...

    We should have just picked our own damn cotton, would`ve saved us alot of trouble.

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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    April 28, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    For everyone who doesn`t speak "racist", I`ll translate what Kalimdom just said:
    "I`m an A$$HOLE"
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    Kalimdon Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 4:38 pm
    Its not racist, just the truth. They hate white people, so they should get out. And yes, we all would have been better off if we had`ve just picked our own damn cotton. Then we wouldnt have all the problems we have today. You`d have to be pretty stupid to not see that.

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