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Old 08-15-2006, 10:34 AM   #16
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Saw this on wikipedia (Allen's entry):
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The word could also be interpreted as "macaca" or "mukakkah," a French and Belgian slur for dark skinned peoples of North African descent.[2] Allen's mother immigrated from French Tunisia and is of French descent.[3] Allen speaks French and obtained excellent grades in French as an undergraduate.
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:08 AM   #17
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^^Correct...I was just about to post that. There's no way he can get away with this, there is NO excuse for what he said. He knows exactly what he meant, and it's too late to take it back. He showed his true colors.
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He seems like an all-around oddball:

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Allen's younger sister Jennifer Allen alleges in her memoir Fifth Quarter: The Scrimmage of a Football Coach's Daughter that Allen sadistically attacked his younger siblings during his childhood. She claims that Allen held her by her feet over Niagara Falls; struck her boyfriend in the head with a pool cue; threw his brother Bruce through a glass sliding door; tackled his brother Gregory, breaking his collarbone; and dragged Jennifer upstairs by her hair. In the book, she wrote, "George hoped someday to become a dentist . . . George said he saw dentistry as a perfect profession--getting paid to make people suffer."
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Asked what he thought Allen meant by using the word Macaca, Sidarth said: "I took it to mean that was the first thing that came to his mind when he saw a person of color. It does have connotations in Hispanic cultures of being associated with a monkey."

Sidarth, who said he had introduced himself to the senator earlier in the week, said he felt Allen "was singling me out as a person of color when the rest of the audience was Caucasian." Wadhams said Sidarth was not the only nonwhite person at the rally in Breaks, Virginia, which is near the Kentucky border.

The video clip shows Allen telling the crowd: "Let's give a welcome to Macaca here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia."

Sidarth was born and raised in Fairfax County.

Wadhams said Allen called attention to Sidarth simply to welcome him to "a place in Virginia Webb has never been to and probably never will be to."

University of Virginia political analyst Larry Sabato said Allen's remarks could damage Allen's efforts to position himself for a possible run for president in 2008.

"This is a comment that will be regurgitated a thousand times," Sabato said. "It was a clumsy, stupid gaffe, and it's this kind of thing that destroys presidential candidacies."

The words could be especially damaging when considered in the context of Allen's history of displaying the Confederate flag, Sabato said. Allen used to keep the flag in his living room, and he wore a Confederate lapel pin for his high school yearbook photo.
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Allen used to keep the flag in his living room, and he wore a Confederate lapel pin for his high school yearbook photo.

Gee, I wonder what Robert Byrd used to wear in his youth?
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Gee, I wonder what Robert Byrd used to wear in his youth?


has Allen denounced these things like Byrd has denounced his past?
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:34 PM   #22
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has Allen denounced these things like Byrd has denounced his past?
Sure, the confederate flag can stand for many things to many people, racism being one of them. But the Confederate flag in the 70's...more rebelling against the culture of war protests, love-ins, long hair and drugs than racism.

See also;
The General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard.
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2+2=4.

He's a racist and a disgrace. My Indian friends here in Virginia are extremely offended by what he said, and rightfully so.
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I am loving all the conservatives here defending this guy.
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see it for yourself Allen "macaca" video
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There's a video of an educated and tolerant man. Bless all you conservatives sticking up for him.
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What he said was totally wrong. I didn't even know this word existed.

Now on a side not if a comedian say Chris Rock makes ethnic jokes or Mencia, Chappelle etc... Do you get offened or laugh??
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Unfortunate that he's in Virginia, where he'll probably win either way.

Sad social statement.
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What he said was totally wrong. I didn't even know this word existed.

Now on a side not if a comedian say Chris Rock makes ethnic jokes or Mencia, Chappelle etc... Do you get offened or laugh??
Are you being serious? You really don't see the difference?
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