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#87906
Jun 30, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
The only people I know IRL that are all upset about this whole Paula Deen thing are morbidly obese white women. I did not know she was such a hero...
When someone says it's ok to eat all of the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and all the other stuff that's so good but so bad for you, you kinda crush on them.

Not me of course. I think most of the stuff she makes looks pretty gross. I mean sure butter sugar...yummy, but I'd probably go into a diabetic coma after the first bite. <shrug>

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Jul 1, 2013
 
Good morning! Happy three-day work week!:D

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Jul 1, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Good morning! Happy three-day work week!:D
As I was trying to leave my MILs this morning, I had to remind a very sad faced Lulu of this. Very sad face replaced with a smile very quickly!

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#87910
Jul 1, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
The only people I know IRL that are all upset about this whole Paula Deen thing are morbidly obese white women. I did not know she was such a hero...
All the Paula Deen rugs are on clearance at Kmart. THey were cute, but still crazy expensive for being on clearance-- small, rubber-backed rugs (small as in maybe 18 inches by two feet?), still like $15. Originally sold for over $30? WTH? Because they have her name on it?

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#87911
Jul 1, 2013
 
I'm in an all day class today and it is FREEZING in this room. Going to be a long day, but at least I'll stay awake. :-/

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#87912
Jul 1, 2013
 
guess again...Two! HA!
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Good morning! Happy three-day work week!:D

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Jul 1, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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All the Paula Deen rugs are on clearance at Kmart. THey were cute, but still crazy expensive for being on clearance-- small, rubber-backed rugs (small as in maybe 18 inches by two feet?), still like $15. Originally sold for over $30? WTH? Because they have her name on it?
I was at Walmart yesterday (fans) and there was a display of her cookware. I can use new pots and pans,so I was thinking they must be going pretty cheaply. Wrong. Not even on sale/clearance, just the normal price. <shrug> I'll go to Big Lots.

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Jul 1, 2013
 

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Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I was at Walmart yesterday (fans) and there was a display of her cookware. I can use new pots and pans,so I was thinking they must be going pretty cheaply. Wrong. Not even on sale/clearance, just the normal price. <shrug> I'll go to Big Lots.
Apparently this "news" is keeping us from finding out about Kanye West's lyrics that are pissing off people re: Parkinson's:

"Soon as I pull up and park the Benz / We get this bitch shaking like Parkinson's."

Geez. People are hypersensitive.

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Matilda77 wrote:
The only people I know IRL that are all upset about this whole Paula Deen thing are morbidly obese white women. I did not know she was such a hero...
There were pictures of her Savannah restaurant with people lined up. Your observation was spot on. All white and certainly all with big butts.

That being said, the reaction is so strong that it feels uncomfortably like an internet lynching.

I find it particularly irritating to see the commentary about how it is okay for blacks and black comedians especially to use the word because they have more latitude but to come crushingly hard down on a middle aged white woman for a generalize attitude. I have seen snippets of her deposition testimony- she seems to be catching it more for setting up a plantation wedding with black waiters like in Shirley Temple I think that is how she phrased it).

Give it a year or so. She will be back. Tiger Woods did it.People don't puke at the mention of Michael Vick. Anthony Weiner is leading the race for NYC mayor (In case there is any doubt, that is a cynical statement)

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Jul 1, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Apparently this "news" is keeping us from finding out about Kanye West's lyrics that are pissing off people re: Parkinson's:
"Soon as I pull up and park the Benz / We get this bitch shaking like Parkinson's."
Geez. People are hypersensitive.
So what label do you put on someone like Kanye West?
Low class?
Tacky?
Attention ho?
Narcissistic, as in its all about me and F' you?

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#87917
Jul 1, 2013
 
Yeah, I find that rationalization disgusting. But I wont start on that diatribe.
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I find it particularly irritating to see the commentary about how it is okay for blacks and black comedians especially to use the word because they have more latitude but to come crushingly hard down on a middle aged white woman for a generalize attitude.

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PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>There were pictures of her Savannah restaurant with people lined up. Your observation was spot on. All white and certainly all with big butts.
That being said, the reaction is so strong that it feels uncomfortably like an internet lynching.
I find it particularly irritating to see the commentary about how it is okay for blacks and black comedians especially to use the word because they have more latitude but to come crushingly hard down on a middle aged white woman for a generalize attitude. I have seen snippets of her deposition testimony- she seems to be catching it more for setting up a plantation wedding with black waiters like in Shirley Temple I think that is how she phrased it).
Give it a year or so. She will be back. Tiger Woods did it.People don't puke at the mention of Michael Vick. Anthony Weiner is leading the race for NYC mayor (In case there is any doubt, that is a cynical statement)
IMO, black folk use the n-word and call white folks crackers (see Zimmerman trial) to be intentionally provacative and offensive. Paula Dean is totally clueless as to why what she said would bother anybody.

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#87919
Jul 1, 2013
 
has anyone heard anythign about the paula deen thing and how her current employees have different bathrooms or duties (front of hte house vs back of the house) depending on the color of their skin? my mom said somethign about it, but i've nver seen anythign, not htat i'm following that closely. but if what my mom came up wiht is true, it would be all over the place.

but then, this is from my mom, so we don't always know where she sources her news....

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Jul 1, 2013
 
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IMO, black folk use the n-word and call white folks crackers (see Zimmerman trial) to be intentionally provacative and offensive. Paula Dean is totally clueless as to why what she said would bother anybody.
I certainly agree with that. But the corporate sponsors and their advertising/PR departments knew what they were buying in her cluelessness and her dietary choices. Is someone going to say that the fancy little MBA's from Penn State working in NYC corporations thought that "under the skin" she was just a nice lady?

I can see the companies who use her as a brand dropping her, but her publisher was set to make a lot of money and they baled , too.

So how did that wedding actually turn out? Did the brother get married? Was there a plantation theme or was it just talk? If it actually happened, what was the publicity at the time?

Or, is all this just after the fact sanctimony?

FWIW, I have never seen her show, don't eat that kind of food and was never interested in her or her products... before all this. Until the butter/sugar lady got diabetes I am not sure I would have known who she was.

Like I said. Give it a year. She'll be back.

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#87921
Jul 1, 2013
 
re Paula Deen

I thougth this was an interesting POV.

http://news.yahoo.com/banality-butter-hannah-...

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I dont get this....
Arendt would say itís pertinent that our country, in order to speed the post-war reconciliation, never had to acknowledge what the Confederacy really was. And many continue not to acknowledge this flat fact: any society founded on the bondage of one's fellow man is rotten at its core.

Speed up post war reconciliation???
I was not part of that war, nor was my father or his father, so I dont get what reconciliation is expected. Seems to me that there have been tremendout effors towards this idea of reconciliation, and it never seems to be enough.

I honestly dont think that there will ever "be enough", some will always play the race card (see jessy and al) and will forever hold onto a belief that they are owed something because one of their distant ancestors was a slave.

I dont defend her actions, and since I aint black I cant say that a black person should not feel offended when their is a party where the theme is based upon a southern plantation with slaves serving, but I do think that its her right to have that party , and the blacks hired should choose whether to participate, and whether they do or dont, nobody has the right to get all up in arms about it.
squishymama wrote:
re Paula Deen
I thougth this was an interesting POV.
http://news.yahoo.com/banality-butter-hannah-...

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I dont get this....
Arendt would say itís pertinent that our country, in order to speed the post-war reconciliation, never had to acknowledge what the Confederacy really was. And many continue not to acknowledge this flat fact: any society founded on the bondage of one's fellow man is rotten at its core.
Speed up post war reconciliation???
I was not part of that war, nor was my father or his father, so I dont get what reconciliation is expected. Seems to me that there have been tremendout effors towards this idea of reconciliation, and it never seems to be enough.
I honestly dont think that there will ever "be enough", some will always play the race card (see jessy and al) and will forever hold onto a belief that they are owed something because one of their distant ancestors was a slave.
I dont defend her actions, and since I aint black I cant say that a black person should not feel offended when their is a party where the theme is based upon a southern plantation with slaves serving, but I do think that its her right to have that party , and the blacks hired should choose whether to participate, and whether they do or dont, nobody has the right to get all up in arms about it.
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People like Dawn Strauss, the author of the article seem to forget that by the 1860's Britain had already abolished slavery for something like 25 years. It is hard to give credence to Strauss cloak of northern sanctity for a war based on slavery when the north sounded like it would have been just fine going on as it had been.

I am not a Lincoln scholar or a Civil War one either, but if there had not been a war, will anyone give be odds that Lin col would have issues the Emancipation Proclamation when he did ( which BTW only freed slaves in the Confederacy and not in the Union states)
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#87925
Jul 2, 2013
 
i am hungry.

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