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Road commissioner uses N-word

Post by lovinlife101 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:07 pm

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

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Post by lovinlife101 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:12 pm

And for the record, I disagree with the commissioner.

I do not believe it’s the fault of the niggers in Detroit. I point all the blame at the dumb Dems.



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Post by TC Talks » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:53 pm

He quit, as all small minded subhuman racists do.

He also lost his contract with the Coop for his crops, and has been asked not to return to most businesses in the county. I heard he had to drive 22 minutes to fill his gas tank. Grumpy's told him to piss off.

He will continue to be punished by the citizens of the county for at least a year.

Three cheers for decency.


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Post by lovinlife101 » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:07 am

Yet, when black people say “nigger,” you have no problem with it.

Interesting.



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Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:10 am

It's the context.

African Americans use it as an irreverent colloquialism.

Pieces of human garbage such as the man in Leelanau County spew the term as a vicious insult.


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Post by R Bedell » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:14 am

Now that is funny. Seeing the word "decency" coming from a Liberal.

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Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:45 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:10 am
It's the context.

African Americans use it as an irreverent colloquialism.

Pieces of human garbage such as the man in Leelanau County spew the term as a vicious insult.
No question the commissioner meant it as a derogatory term, but there is favoritism, inconsistency, and hypocrisy regarding who is being judged by saying it.

Most black people are given a pass who say it in any context.

Most white people are judged ferociously for using it in any context, just ask the former owner of Papa Johns.

But when Bill Cosby criticized blacks for using the term, blacks called Bill Cosby “white.” Now that’s insulting. Granted, Cosby was drugging and raping women at the time, but most people didn’t know that.



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Re: Road commissioner uses N-word

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:03 am

The way in which Papa John's founder was railroaded by his own board of directors was flat out sick and cruel.

There had to have been an ulterior motive, in my opinion.


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Post by TC Talks » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:39 am

This farmer was an overly entitled white man who needed to re-learn his place in the world.

From my observation, many farmers who employ migrant workers are quite racist. Some friends opened a JFON office because of the abuses that were occuring in Leelanau County.

The only rare thing about this guy is that he opened his mouth and didn't keep his deplorable behavior to himself. Now the county will likely go through ABAR training, and it's about time.


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Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:44 am

TC Talks wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:39 am
This farmer was an overly entitled white man who needed to re-learn his place in the world.

From my observation, many farmers who employ migrant workers are quite racist. Some friends opened a JFON office because of the abuses that were occuring in Leelanau County.

The only rare thing about this guy is that he opened his mouth and didn't keep his deplorable behavior to himself. Now the county will likely go through ABAR training, and it's about time.
Why did you point out the man’s race? Why does it matter?

Those who employ non-whites are the most non-racists of the bunch. What have you done for them? Oh, that’s right, nothing. You would advocate for them to be unemployed.



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Post by TC Talks » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:52 am

JFON was actually invited by the larger farms. See, Americans won't pay a living wage to farm workers, so there is a big demand for migrant labor. If an area develops a reputation for being hostile, no more labor. This happened 6 years ago in our region, fruit rotted on the trees or went uncollected.

Migrant workers are very hard workers but they demand good living conditions, access to healthcare and market wages. JFON is an added protection that makes our area more desirable.

Shitty employers just struggle if they can't take care of those who make their business functional.

Ask the Taco Bell, Denny's and McDonalds in our area. They also have had to cut hours because of their poor reputation.


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Post by lovinlife101 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:32 pm

TC Talks wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:52 am
JFON was actually invited by the larger farms. See, Americans won't pay a living wage to farm workers, so there is a big demand for migrant labor. If an area develops a reputation for being hostile, no more labor. This happened 6 years ago in our region, fruit rotted on the trees or went uncollected.

Migrant workers are very hard workers but they demand good living conditions, access to healthcare and market wages. JFON is an added protection that makes our area more desirable.

Shitty employers just struggle if they can't take care of those who make their business functional.

Ask the Taco Bell, Denny's and McDonalds in our area. They also have had to cut hours because of their poor reputation.
You think minimum wage is a living wage?

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Re: Road commissioner uses N-word

Post by TC Talks » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:58 pm

Mcdonald's starts at $12 here. They can't find anyone. Living wage is about $18, high school kids won't work for less than $15 usually.

Farm work is piece work, it can range from $10 - $22 depending on how well one can perform.


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Post by TC Talks » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:04 pm

Old Racist Tom will continue to pay for his stupidity... Our paper is calling for the community to continue to root out racism in public office. Tom is being made an example
Holding elected office comes with a bundle of sacrifices — time, stress and self interest to name a few.

Self interest is the one on display this week in Leelanau County. Tom Eckerle showed us all how not so serve the constituents who relied upon him to represent them while in office.

He reminded us that some people simply are unfit for office.

The experience also begs for introspection from us all. How we respond to those who casually seed conversations with racial slurs and other more covert racism matters.

Silence is support.
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Re: Road commissioner uses N-word

Post by Bryce » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:20 pm

So could one of you lefties come up with a list of words, that when used, are an offense worthy of firing?

Would cocksucker make the list? How about Cracker? White boy? Whitey? Faggot? If I ask you to clean the floor Spic and Span? If I order a Negroni at the bar, should I be fired? If I buy a can of beans with frijoles negro on the label, am I getting fired? If I decide to act niggardly and tell people, shall I be fired?

If I put my finger in a dike? I guess I better not buy a pouch of Red Man chew. Blo-Pops will probably get me in trouble too, cross those of my list. The list of possibilities go on and on.

Will one of you lefties, for the love of God come up with a list so we know what the hell is OK and what isn't?

Try as I might I can't find a "right" to not be offended. Racist or not.


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