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Old 07-06-2012, 10:14 PM   #16
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*Sigh*

First off, like it or not, Chris is right.

Second, a simple "Happy 4th!" couldn't have sufficed?
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:18 PM   #17
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Thanks Chris Rock for doing your best to help heal race relations in the U.S.


Ya, black man. When are you going to start caring about race relations? Stop throwing wrenches into the process!
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Chris Rock needs to to read some of the sermons of Martin Luther King Jr.
I thought you were being insensitive at first, but then I saw you referenced Martin Luther King, so it's all good
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. Lincoln taught us.
After he finished off the vampires.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:33 PM   #19
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^I saw the trailer for that. My eyes nearly fell out of my head.

I don't see the big deal. Every year when Australia Day rolls around, most aboriginal Australians choose to call it Invasion Day. All the "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD" white folk get offended by it, even though the indigenous people of this country have every bloody right to say it. Good on Chris Rock. And LM. And Irvine.
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The only thing that bothers me about Chris' statement is that stupid people will come out of the woodwork-but then again, they'd do that no matter what.

Plus, shock value.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #21
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Another Hollywood liberal revisionist elitist not in touch with real America
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #22
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Thanks Chris Rock for doing your best to help heal race relations in the U.S.




The founders of the U.S. Constitution did try to confront the issue
of slavery.


"Those opposed to slavery brought up issues of morality. Luther Martin of Maryland said that forbidding Congress from banning the importation of slaves was “inconsistent with the principles of the revolution and dishonorable to the American character.” Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania said that slavery was a “nefarious institution” and a “curse of heaven on the states where it prevailed.” George Mason of Virginia spoke at length about the horrors of slavery and criticized slave owners, who he called “petty tyrants,” and the slave traders who, he said, “from a lust of gain embarked on this nefarious traffic."


BRIA 25 2 The Major Debates at the Constitutional Convention - Constitutional Rights Foundation



Sure they failed, but some did try. It took a bloody civil war to put an end to it.

Chris Rock needs to to read some of the sermons of Martin Luther King Jr.
Slavery was on a slow gradual decline, but then the cotton gin came along a few years later and King Cotton exploded.
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Hard to tell when Steved is being serious these days, but this statement is dead on. The institution of slavery went away partly because of moral outrage, but mostly because technology made it no longer economically necessary.
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Hard to tell when Steved is being serious these days, but this statement is dead on. The institution of slavery went away partly because of moral outrage, but mostly because technology made it no longer economically necessary.
You misread what I said. Slavery was in the south long before the Cotton Gin, but it was after that invention that it really became profitable and spread across the south.
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Ah, I see. I still stand behind my statement that the politics of slavery were driven more by economic forces than social ones.
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People taking a tweet from a comedian seriously is probably funnier than most of Chris rock's jokes. Although the how to not get your ass kicked by the cops "psa" cracks me up every time. He got weed! He got weed!
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People taking a tweet from a comedian seriously is probably funnier than most of Chris rock's jokes.
Bigger and Blacker is one of the all time classic comedy albums. That shit was gold
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So in a related 'Celebrity says something stupid' moment what do you think about Nugent's comment that it may have been better if the South won the Civil War?

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I really can't stand the term 'unamerican'. Is there any other nation in the world that does that?
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That uses that term? The word "unAustralian" is used all the time over here. Fucking shits me
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