THE WEEKEND QUESTION!

By: ricderr , 12:47 PM GMT on April 14, 2007

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As a side note these questions are not meant to divide, in fact, hopefully the spreading of ideas and different viewpoints will bring together a greater understanding and knowledge of those that we live with and with that knowledge will come understanding. All it takes is an open mind and respect for oneself and each other.


I'm a fan of Saturday mornings. I'm the first one up, the house is quiet and I can spend some time reflecting on my week and planning on having a fun, productive weekend. I was thinking back on the Duke story and thought the weekend might be a good time to look back there also. Besides the media, special interests such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson jumped into the fray. Now, regardless of how you feel about them, did you note their absence after the charges were dropped? We may not all agree about the media but I thought they reported as heavily on the charges dropped as they did on the other aspects of the story and that leads us to the question of the day:

Do you feel Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson owe the Duke players an apology?

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25. meltemi
1:57 PM GMT on April 16, 2007
Ques-TION, ques-TION, ques-TION! *bangs desk*

=D

C'mon ric, tell purchasing you're too busy to actually 'work' today, you have blogging to do. =D
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24. EmmyRose
1:56 PM GMT on April 16, 2007

was gonna rap you a good morning song
but than I would be in trouble all day long
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23. lemonbalm
1:55 PM GMT on April 16, 2007
And Babygurl, if he puts this topic up it is a pretty controversial question!!! :)

Gotta get off and play with the daughter but will check back periodically!
22. lemonbalm
1:54 PM GMT on April 16, 2007
Okay, all, Ric had sent me an e-mail two days ago asking if I wanted to phrase today's question since I came up with the topic. I just logged on for the first time today since Friday so it's my fault there's no question! Be kind to him!

I told him I wasn't too good at making questions seem eloquent enough and he could work his magic at it. Hopefully he'll get my message soon and the new one will be up soon.
21. outrocket
1:52 PM GMT on April 16, 2007
bitter beer face???LOL!!
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20. BABYGURL
1:52 PM GMT on April 16, 2007
Moronic will work too!
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19. MisterPerfect
1:51 PM GMT on April 16, 2007
Enough of this race rubish...WE WANT A MORONIC QUESTION!!!
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18. BABYGURL
1:49 PM GMT on April 16, 2007
Morning Ric! We need a controversial question to derust our minds!!!!!
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16. meltemi
1:45 PM GMT on April 16, 2007
Alright, Ric, where's our Monday question? =)
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15. Raysfan70
9:54 AM GMT on April 16, 2007
Good Morning{{Ric}}!
Have a Great WUBAday. :-)
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14. thunder1
3:19 AM GMT on April 16, 2007
GN, I think they should disbar NiFong, throw his butt in jail, and make him pay for all court costs, and pay the players for damageing their lives. So I agree with you.
BUT...........Jesse jackson and Al Sharpton should also be acountable for thier many actions or statements. ONCE AGAIN USING THE RACE CARD.... Its not black or white, its wrong!!!!!! If you watch the news they are investigating NiFong, and I hope they throw the book at him. But I also want Jackson and
Sharpton answer to everything they are involved in. Lets stop making this a black and white thing, it is on both sides, and wont stop unless everyone takes color out of it.
Have a great day people, darn blood pressure again, lol
Thunder
13. thunder1
3:03 AM GMT on April 16, 2007
Hi Ricderr, hows it going friend?
Hope you had a great sunday....
Most definitly I think Al Sharpton and
Jesse Jackson owe the Duke players an apology.
Who are they to be the judge and jury espically
with no solid proof from thr get go.
I am tired of hearing these so called leaders,
that at every opportunity will race bait.
They have the nerve to chastize a radio talk show host when they are as bad or worse.
They make their money by going after people for the race card, but when someone really needs help that requires more than words, they are no where to be found.
Ok I vented for the night, my blood pressure is normal again, lmao
Have a good one people
12. BABYGURL
11:01 PM GMT on April 15, 2007
To me it shows Al and Jesse are only in it for the drama. I don't believe they owe anyone an apology we should all be able to say what we want without having to fear later having to swallow pride and apologize, It is America! If they were truly concerned in the first place they would have been opinionated at the end just as they were in the beginning.
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11. Raysfan70
11:27 AM GMT on April 15, 2007
{{ric}}


Have a Great Sunday!. :-)

Don't cofuse my brain.
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10. GreatNorth
11:37 PM GMT on April 14, 2007
Lame!
9. ricderr
11:28 PM GMT on April 14, 2007
gn.....sorry...we'll agree to disagree....it's just not worth arguing with you about it...enjoy your day
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8. GreatNorth
10:13 PM GMT on April 14, 2007
Sorry, but I was speaking to the specific accusation by lemonbalm (that you seem to heartily agree with) that "anyone says something nasty, rakes another person over the coals for something and then that something is proven to be false, you should apologize." Reverend Jackson only provides facts in the commentary I linked to (the Duke boys weren't talking and it's hard to get to the truth when you've only heard one side of the story) and I just don't see nasty or raking over coals. I'd say that if lemonbalm can't back up his accusations, you both owe Reverend Jackson an apology. And why aren't you going after Mike Nifong for this; he's the real villain (I forgot, he's a white guy).
7. ricderr
6:19 PM GMT on April 14, 2007
Black women; white men. A stripper; and a team blowout. The wealthy white athletes many from prep schools of Duke; and the working class woman from historically black North Carolina Central. Race and class and sex. What happened? We dont know for sure because the Duke players are maintaining a code of silence.
The history of white men and black women the special fantasies and realities of exploitation goes back to the nations beginning and the arrival of slaves from Africa. The patterns associated with this history arouse fears and evoke too many bad memories.



the above was spoken by jesse jackson.....notice his reasoning for why we do not know all the facts.....because the team kept silent......IMO....it's a rush to judgement....it's rush to turn it into racial sterotypes....
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6. GreatNorth
6:05 PM GMT on April 14, 2007
So what did Jesse Jackson say about the Duke lacrosse players that warrants an apology? I did a little search and came up with a commentary piece that he wrote after the incident, which can be found here . It seems to me that Mr. Jackson is mostly concerned about reactions in the community to the woman's accusations. He does not, in the article, accuse the Duke players of commiting rape. Having lived in Raleigh for three years, I do not think it is unreasonable to ask if things might have played out differently if the accuser was a white Duke student and the accused African-American football players from NC Central. I certainly can't rule out that Mr. Jackson might have said things at the time that he should apologize for (and he has definately said things at other times for which he should apologize) but I don't have any evidence of that at the moment. And, as for Al Sharpton, the guy is just goofy; what can I say.
5. ricderr
2:52 PM GMT on April 14, 2007
Madrid...you can call me handsome all day.....even if it's not true...makes me feel good just the same..LOL


Emmy....me think?????.....LOL......we know better


Lemon.....you're right...comes back to that respect word...or dare we say...it might prove...their interest...was not in the Duke players or the alleged victim..but their own cause and agenda?????????
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4. lemonbalm
2:50 PM GMT on April 14, 2007
And with that hope you have a great weekend, Ric.

I'll see ya on Monday!

*maybe* :)

3. lemonbalm
2:49 PM GMT on April 14, 2007
I'm not usually on during the weekends but I'll put in a quick post on this one.

I think if anyone says something nasty, rakes another person over the coals for something and then that something is proven to be false, you should apologize. It's called human decency which sometimes I think is severely lacking in many individuals.

White, black, Indian, Latino, Middle Eastern, Asian, everyone deserves respect and if you accuse someone of doing something that is then proven they didn't do, well, suck it up and apologize.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Applies to different sexes and races, IMHO.
2. EmmyRose
2:41 PM GMT on April 14, 2007
argh oh kind sir...do we have to think on the weekends....
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1. Madrid
2:39 PM GMT on April 14, 2007

COOL MySpace Comments


Am I 1st?!!!!! Unveleaballe (SP mess, LOL)

Good morning handsome ric and beatiful ALL!
Have both a super duper day.
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