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Ousted USDA employee Sherrod plans to sue blogger

July 30th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Ousted USDA employee Sherrod plans to sue blogger

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted a video edited in a way that made her appear racist.

Sherrod was forced to resign last week as director of rural development in Georgia after Andrew Breitbart posted the edited video online. In the full video, Sherrod, who is black, spoke to a local NAACP group about racial reconciliation and overcoming her initial reluctance to help a white farmer.

Speaking Thursday at the National Association of Black Journalists convention, Sherrod said she would definitely sue over the video that took her remarks out of context. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has since offered Sherrod a new job in the department. She has not decided whether to accept.

Sherrod said she had not received an apology from Breitbart and no longer wanted one. “He had to know that he was targeting me,” she said.

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Ousted USDA employee Sherrod plans to sue blogger

I hate to point this out, but Shirley Sherrod IS a racist and I don’t give a damn if she likes hearing that or not, and it has NOTHING to do with the video that Andrew Breitbart posted.

It has EVERYTHING to do with Shirley Sherrod speaking at the National Association of Black Journalists convention.

What do you suppose I would be called if I spoke at the National Association of WHITE Journalists convention? I suspect I would be called a RACIST and I am of the belief that the National Association of WHITE Journalists convention would be portrayed as a Klan meeting attended by racist TEA Party supporters.

Breitbart did not immediately respond to a call or e-mails seeking comment. He has said he posted the portion of the speech where she expresses reservations about helping the white farmer to prove that racism exists in the NAACP, which had just demanded that the tea party movement renounce any bigoted elements. Some members of the NAACP audience appeared to approve when Sherrod described her reluctance to help the farmer.

And the NAACP… What would the Black community call us if we formed an NAAWP? You know, the National Association for the Advancement of WHITE People? Do you think that there would be some in the Black community that would call that a racist TEA Party group? Aryans and Klan folks? I am thinking they would at least mention it. :?

Sherrod, 62, responded that members of her generation who were in the civil rights movement “tried too much to shield that hurt and pain from younger people. We have to do a better job of helping those individuals who get these positions, in the media, in educational institutions, in the presidency, we have to make sure they understand the history so they can do a better job.”

In recent years, we’ve all been on equal footing when it comes to job and educational opportunities.

I know it hasn’t always been that way, until recently, after Obama and his band of merry makers finished off the economy and took unemployment to almost 10 per cent, we were all on equal footing, and honestly, we still are. We’re all screwed, it’s just that Obama supporters won’t admit that fact.

Say, you don’t suppose that lack of admission is a sign of racism too do you? Obama being Black and all? Naa… Surely not…

Despite her experience, Sherrod said she believes the country can heal its racial divisions - if people are willing to confront the issue.

I believe that too. It should start with the abolition of the New Black Panthers, the NAACP, the National Association of Black Journalists and any other organization that uses it’s race or skin color as a naming right!

The United WHITE Folks College fund didn’t put ME through school. If such a thing ever were to exist, the hue and cry from the ACLU and Morris Dees at the SPLC would be unbearable.

“Young African-Americans, young whites, too, we’ve done such a job of trying to be mainstream that we push things under the rug that we need to talk about. And then we get to situations like this,” she said.

That brings up another point of contention concerning racism. Does Sherrod consider herself to be AFRICAN or AMERICAN? I personally don’t believe you can be both. If she wants to be an American, great, I am all for it! If she wants to be African, she can catch a flight to Kenya and have a good time with her new life.

The pushing things aside, I believe that’s called being a gutless, politically correct slug that is willing to roll over and not speak out for fear of offending someones delicate sensitivities. I thought that was more of a WHITE thing… Just sayin’…

Before the full video was released, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said Sherrod should be fired, and others called her speech racist. O’Reilly later apologized.

Well by God I don’t apologize for telling it like it is. A racist is a racist, no matter what color or race that person may be. A racist is known by their words and their associations. Sherrod has a few connections to those groups I referred to, the ones that describe themselves as Black this or Black that and Black the other. When THAT kind of BS is gone, totally done away with, then Americans can begin to move forward and become merely, Americans!

And American is good enough for me.

And in some alternate universe, Chris Matthews appears to be defending Andrew Breitbart.

And in an attempt to be as *fair and balanced* as I possibly can, I make this statement: Howard Dean is a MORON!

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11 Responses to “Ousted USDA employee Sherrod plans to sue blogger”

  1. comment number 1 by: ozarkguru

    Well said! I must be psychic - not really - After hearing Sherrod had previously sued the Federal government and won and then also got a job, I mentioned to my wife that I bet she will now sue conservatives.

    On race classification, I agree. On our Census form we wrote in for race: Native Born American - Considering the intelligence of the Census department keyboard operators, I wonder what they entered for our race - we may now be part of some native American tribe.

    As for calling Howard Dean a Moron - LOL - that places him too high on the intellectual rating scheme. But I know it hard to race sub-intellectuals.

    Fred, I LIKE you new banner about offending someone - I wish I had a place to post this same banner.

  2. comment number 2 by: BobF

    Thanks to Andrew Breitbart, Sherrod has become a celebrity. She’s being offered a new job at most likely more pay and she’ll be invited to speak, for money, at every NAACP and Urbain League gathering. Because of Breibart, her and her racist husband will become wealthy.

    If Breibart had let the rest of the video play out, we would have seen her play the race card when it comes to Republicans fighting Obama’s socialistic policies.

    Fred, I remember years back there was a NAAWP. The military went balls to the wall against this, saying that any military member joining this organization would be subject to UCMJ action and discharge.

  3. comment number 3 by: Vigilante

    I hope he countersues and takes her ass to the cleaners.
    She’s just no different than any of the others, she wants to keep that “african” shit in front of her name while enjoying the American part of it. I’m like you Fred there should be NO african american’s!! You’re either African, or you’re American.

    It’s their call. To hell with all this garbage about the NAACP,
    United Negro College Fund, National Black Caucus, etc,etc.

    I’m sick and tired of ME being labeled a frikken racist by this bunch of assholes that think WE should kow tow to their “po’ lil’ self esteem” on accounta dey be black. F**K’em!! They have every opportunity that everyone else has, it’s just that they want everything “given” to them with this affirmative action bullshit. sharpton/jackson comes to mind, and I wonder how sherrod got into that appointment THEN, and now they are promising/giving her a NEW job to compensate the fact that she’s crying RACIST!!!!!Bullshitttttt !!

  4. comment number 4 by: Robert

    Cant wait for the details of this law suit to come out. I hope it all comes out. Pigford anyone? 87k black farmers paid even though there were only 39k black farmers? Mmmm… Can you say REPARATIONS?

    The fact is Sherrod IS a racist, so is her husband. And I can’t really blame her, if a black man had killed my father and got away with it I may be a little racist too.

    Should she be held up as a saint? oh hell no. She just instantly became as worthless as Al Sharpton or Jessie Jackass. Race for profit.

  5. comment number 5 by: november

    Breitbart’s video did have the “redemptive revelationďż˝? but the media (Chris Matthews for one) and White House didn’t bother watching the whole thing before going crazy. Chris Matthews even taped a new show at 7 pm to wipe out the fact that he sided with Breitbart —
    I doubt the lawsuit will go far because the full story of the Sherrods will come out —

  6. comment number 6 by: Katie

    She will sue, history shows that she is sue-happy. Whether she wins or not, depends on the judge and/or jury.

    For the record on my Census form for race I put down HUMAN. Thus showing my race, not skin color. It could be worse, I wanted to put down KLINGON.

  7. comment number 7 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Robert nailed it. She could have easily taken the so-called “high road” out of all this. She’s now placed herself into the “racial pimp” category with the others indicated above. The thing I find amazing is that, on the black side, Martin Luther King Jr is oft-quoted but so few appear to be embracing and fulfilling his words and philosophies.

    Until blacks take MLK seriously, if he is the standard to which blacks advocate, their words mean little and actions everything.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sorry, I never owned a slave. Nor did any of my progenitors.


  8. comment number 8 by: NativeSon

    I bees a slave! (Or at least I feel like one). I worked 20 hours yesterday (for 8 hours pay). During those hours I participated in the arrest of TWO aliens (one an ILLEGAL MEXICAN) the other from an Asian country just south of the 38th parallel…
    We seized thousands of dollars in US Currency, at least three different types of controlled substances (worth tens of thousands of dollars), numerous illegal weapons (firearms) and MUCHO ammo for said illegal firearms, and TWO (count ‘em) TWO ILLEGAL/PROHIBITED INCENDIARY DEVICES! As we completed the necessary paperwork to leave them at their new “home away from home” for the next little while, it struck me that MY (AND YOUR) TAX DOLLARS will pay for them to receive (Much better than average) health care, meals, bedding, air conditioning, Cable TV, workout facilities, government provided (MINE AND YOUR TAX DOLLARS AGAIN) Legal representation, etc, etc…

    But, I’m a RACIST because my ancestors came from Europe and worked hard to assimilate and become Americans (hundreds of years before my time I might add…)

    On a slightly different note, I bet you can guess (from my moniker) what I put down for “race” on my Federal CONcensus..


  9. comment number 9 by: BobF

    BZ, they won’t take MLK seriously because he was a Republican. It was Democrat Administrations of Kennedy and Johnson who went after him with illegal wiretaps and such. Also, I read some of his niece’s writings and she also said he was Conservative and would never support any politician who supported abortion.

  10. comment number 10 by: BobF

    NativeSon, when I was a single USAF Airman back in the 70′s, it made us feel “good” to know that prisoners at Attica Correctional Facility in New York rioted because they had substandard living facilities. One of their complaints was square footage living space. What make us feel “good” was they had more square footage living space in their cells than we Airmen living in our barracks room. I’m being sarcastic about feeling “good” about it.

  11. comment number 11 by: Dixon Webb

    Hi Fred . . . Found your blog. Terrific. Will be back. Shirley Sherrod. Another race whiner. It’s become very clear that a number of black people just can’t help being a “poor victim”. The NAACP may have helped to focus our nation on bigotry and predjudice - a long time ago. Now is the time that we realized that organizations catering to, and allowing, skin color to be a prerequisite ARE RACIST. All of them. American Black citizens (other than the perpetual victims like Rev. Jess Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and apparently Shirley Sherrod) have overcome 90% of the racial bias in the years since the NAACP was born. Come on guys, declare victory and close down. Bump