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Posted: 9/3/2005 5:38:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 5:59:55 AM EDT by _DR]
Even though I knew this was coming, I'm getting sick of this attitude.
This country is rapidly becoming a nation of ungrateful leeches(of all races and ethnic origins) who wait on everything to be done for them.





Rap star attacks Bush at benefit
BBC News Saturday, 3 September 2005, 10:03 GMT 11:03

Kanye West's comments were cut from a recorded version of the show
Hip-hop star Kanye West criticised President Bush's response to Hurricane Katrina at a televised benefit concert in New York on Friday.
The show, which raised funds for relief efforts, featured Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Gere, Glenn Close, Harry Connick Jr and Wynton Marsalis.

But West told the audience: "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

The comment went out live on the US west coast, but was cut from a taped version seen on the east coast.

West also claimed the US was set up "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible".

He appeared alongside comedian Mike Myers for a 90-second segment which began with Myers speaking of the devastation Katrina has caused to southern states of the US.

But to Myers' surprise, West departed from his script and said: "I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says they're looting. See a white family, it says they're looking for food."

Cut off

He conceded "the Red Cross is doing everything they can", but said authorities were deliberately holding up getting aid to the Gulf coast.

It would be most unfortunate if the efforts of the artists are overshadowed by one person's opinion

NBC statement
West was cut off mid-speech after he criticised Mr Bush, and the cameras switched to comedian Chris Tucker.

There has been widespread criticism of the US government's response to the storm, which struck on Monday. The scale of the casualties is not yet known, but tens of thousands of people remain in the devastated city of New Orleans while 75,000 people have been forced to take shelter in neighbouring Texas.

NBC, which broadcast the event, said "it would be most unfortunate if the efforts of the artists and the generosity of millions of Americans are overshadowed by one person's opinion". Country star Tim McGraw, who is from Louisiana, sang two songs and said: "I know the citizens that weren't affected by this are gonna stand up and do good things for people."

Aaron Neville - who, like Connick Jr and Marsalis, is from New Orleans - performed Randy Newman's Louisiana 1927 with the chorus "they're trying to wash us away, they're trying to wash us away".

Actresses Hilary Swank and Lindsay Lohan also took part in the concert, while New York governor George Pataki presented the Red Cross with a cheque for $2.5 million (£1.3m) with a promise of further assistance.




Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:45:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:45:55 AM EDT
Lol, the first thread about this was locked.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:48:06 AM EDT
why the hell isn't this rich black guy down there handing out MREs or helping with rescues?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:49:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 5:53:22 AM EDT by _DR]

Originally Posted By p331083:
Lol, the first thread about this was locked.



Why was it locked?
I'm not saying anything racist here, just complaining about the "You owe me" attitude that is prevalent.
I just read in the news that when the NG convoys rolled in they were greeted with Catcalls by NO residents. I think they (NG) should turn around and go back home. The attitude of these disaster victims has to be unprecedented.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:50:05 AM EDT
Have to love the face of Myers when he says it.

He can say whatever he damn pleases as far as I care, but to use a donation drive as a platform to try to say "its because they are black" is fucking bs. Unless hes spending the money on the airtime and so on he needs to stick to the script.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:50:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:

Originally Posted By p331083:
Lol, the first thread about this was locked.



Why was it locked?




See the last post.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:50:33 AM EDT
just remember that (for now) he was the only black star running off at the mouth. and nbc was quick to say this fucking pos didn't speak for everyone.

did anyone else think mike myers looked like a deer caught in the headlights???
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:57:39 AM EDT

Oh well sorry didn't know it was a dupe.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:00:18 AM EDT
I seen the un-edited version on CNN or Fox,I couldn't believe it.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:01:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:
img312.imageshack.us/img312/4451/lmaowhatadfuck1kn.jpgHave to love the face of Myers when he says it.

He can say whatever he damn pleases as far as I care, but to use a donation drive as a platform to try to say "its because they are black" is fucking bs. Unless hes spending the money on the airtime and so on he needs to stick to the script.



Can someone crop that angle of mike meyers and make it a new WTF? picture
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:03:57 AM EDT
This is the same nut that told EBONY that he would not be on the cover unless he got tons of money because HE was on the cover.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:09:25 AM EDT
For those of us in Fl. who remember Andrew, the response there was about the same. Many frustrated people, slow response with help, and looters. I personally do not think the performance of the rescue effort has anything to do with race. I have however seen many racists comments here on Arfcom. Its a good thing that they are not waiting on us for any help.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:10:12 AM EDT
what a fucking dick.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:11:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 6:16:33 AM EDT by _DR]
Just read in another new report that "reverend" Jesse Jackson is saying the "slow response" is because of racism. Groundless. Mississipi and Alabama where many victims were caucasian did not receive aid any faster. The guy should be arrested for inciting riot and civil unrest IMO. This disaster had nothing to do with racism, the speed of the relief effort has nothing to do with racism, and those who are calling it racist should stop no matter their ethnic origin.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:13:02 AM EDT
Be careful what you say about this jackass guys because then you'll be threatened by the mods to have your account locked and be called a racist.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:13:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swamprat51:
For those of us in Fl. who remember Andrew, the response there was about the same. Many frustrated people, slow response with help, and looters. I personally do not think the performance of the rescue effort has anything to do with race. I have however seen many racists comments here on Arfcom. Its a good thing that they are not waiting on us for any help.



I have already donated about $100 of goods and will donate more, my employer has put together a relief effort I'm participating in. Don't be so quick to judge us all. I was living in FL during Andrew, I remember it well.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:19:30 AM EDT
He's pissed because NOLA has shown what "thug" culture really is - a bunch of animal who will rape children and who should be put down like the dogs they are.

Fuck em.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:26:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gregory_A:
I seen the un-edited version on CNN or Fox,I couldn't believe it.


As have I, it was even funnier, just like the radio host trying to come out and say no is a genocide.

Simply was able to record the cnn replay.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:33:24 AM EDT
Since when did rap idiots have any credibility? Fuck each and every one of them.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:37:48 AM EDT


GM
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:38:51 AM EDT
Unfounded ridiculosity.

And reading the "letters to the editor" section in today's newspaper wasn't much better. It just made me angry.

The liberal bleeding hearts will try to ensure history forgets that the thugs SHOT AT emergency crews, too.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:39:02 AM EDT
Just out of curiosity, how much money and time has this guy donated to the relief?

I haven't seen any of these rich rap stars handing out food or water. Seems like all they can do is bitch.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:40:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:41:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By goodmedicine:
fuserservices.com/WTF.jpg

GM


Thats it!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:41:15 AM EDT
He should learn from the NFL players. Some are going down there. Some are raising money. They're not trying to place blame, it does no good. They are trying to help.

Oh yeah, I guess I should point out that the majority of the football players taking the lead on this are black.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:42:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 7:03:38 AM EDT by _DR]

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By Gregory_A:
I seen the un-edited version on CNN or Fox,I couldn't believe it.


As have I, it was even funnier, just like the radio host trying to come out and say no is a genocide.

Simply was able to record the cnn replay.



[rant on] I just can't believe that no one has addressed the fact in such a public way as West's and Jackson's statements that all New Orleans residents, Black, White, Asian, etc, chose to live in a modern day Atlantis. What did they think would happen when a CAT5 storm hit?
Magical barriers of some sort?

I was just watching an interview with one of the the USACE (US Army corp of Engineers) Generals. Great segment where they were talking about why the levee system protecting N.O. from the sea is only a CAT3 levee system designed to protect against no more than a fast CAT3 storm. They said it was a decision made in the 60s and 70s that was dictated by budgetary constraints, but that IN NO WAY could the levee system withstand a CAT4 or CAT5 storm, even a near miss. Not designed to.

So the NO city and LA state officials were all aware this could (and would) eventually happen. So let me ask you, where is their responsibility for this? What was their plan? Knowing the levees would fail in a CAT4 or higher and doing NOTHING, NOT A DAMN THING to reinforce the levee system to a CAT5 grade other than a few ineffective efforts, instead lining their pockets with casino revenue and expecting the Fed to pick up the tab for the consequences of their bad decisions. Yes, I feel compassion for those trapped in this horrible disaster, but I have nothing but disdain for those officials who in effect caused it with their inaction and now have the outrageous GALL to blame their current predicament on the Federal gov't.

And those media personalities who have the nerve to blame Bush for this personally and cry racism are so out of line it borders on complete blind ignorance. I am no fan of George W., but IMO he did nothing wrong here and has responded as he should. If anyone is to blame for the quagmire, it is the corrupt governments of New Orleans and Louisiana for the last 30 years, present one included. [/rant off]
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:46:29 AM EDT
Hatred and envy are all the Krugmans, Dowds, Moyers, etc. and their cohorts in the leftmedia have preached for decades. We a reaping the left's hatred. It will get worse.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:52:57 AM EDT
I suppose I should thank Mr. West.
He's saved me alot of money in future donations, as I'll never donate to another fuckin charity as long as I draw breath.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:57:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 7:04:06 AM EDT by redfisher]

Originally Posted By Fourays2:
what a fucking dick.



Exactly

FUCK HIM!!

(Removed comment here.........code very nearly breached)

Edit to offer: why don't level headed leaders in the black community stand up and shout their opposition to this tool?

WTF!?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 7:01:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By _DR:

Originally Posted By Swamprat51:
For those of us in Fl. who remember Andrew, the response there was about the same. Many frustrated people, slow response with help, and looters. I personally do not think the performance of the rescue effort has anything to do with race. I have however seen many racists comments here on Arfcom. Its a good thing that they are not waiting on us for any help.



I have already donated about $100 of goods and will donate more, my employer has put together a relief effort I'm participating in. Don't be so quick to judge us all. I was living in FL during Andrew, I remember it well.

I survived Andrew came back after evacuating and spent time trying to survive until power was restored about 5 weeks later, I ate whatever I could I remember when a girlfriend of mine bought a plate of cooked food it tasted like ice cream. National guard showed up about 4 days but were unarmed and helpless against looters and anarchy, I was angry but I was angry at myself for not being prepared. Sure the Red Cross gave us ice and MRE's and I showered on the ground floor with a garden hose. I could not go to work in fact untill I checked in they listed me as missing almost 2 weeks later. I am not rich but I also do not owe anyone anything and more important no one owed me anything. I do not take hurricanes lightly....
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 7:08:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
that's really fun.

rappers are a big part of the cuase of the bullshit that's going on in the "projects". the wanna be thugs want live like they think the big rappers do.

fuck him, fuck rap, fuck the "culture" that industry has tried to promote.



Rut-Ro, it looks like someone has failed their diversity training.

Now for the really amusing part. The current "culture" that is ready to explode in every metropolitan region of the country in times of disaster was bought and paid for by "We the Taxpayers of America".
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:33:58 AM EDT
Data for NO from the Bureau of the Census.


(race) (number) (% N.O.) (% US)

White 135,956 28.1 75.1%

Black or African American 325,947 67.3 12.3%

American Indian and Alaska Native 991 0.2 0.9%

Asian 10,972 2.3 3.6%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 109 0.0 0.1%

Some other race 4,498 0.9 5.5%



Media heads and TV hounds have complained about the majority of the victims being black.

Seem like the majority of NO is black.

Coincidence?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:39:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tommygs:
why the hell isn't this rich black guy down there handing out MREs or helping with rescues?

He doesn't want to interrupt his fans, who are busy looting.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:43:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 455SD:
Just out of curiosity, how much money and time has this guy donated to the relief?

I haven't seen any of these rich rap stars handing out food or water. Seems like all they can do is bitch.



When and where have the Country singers handed out food and water? Huh? didn't think so...

-d
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:44:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By tommygs:
why the hell isn't this rich black guy down there handing out MREs or helping with rescues?

He doesn't want to interrupt his fans, who are busy looting.



Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:45:47 AM EDT
He's Back on t.v again MSNBC right now, HERE WE GO
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:52:37 AM EDT
The very next person (didn't watch, sounds like Myers or Tucker) should have immediately stated that the rapper was an idiot.

Actors are allowed to be slow-witted without a script, but former stand-up comics should be more capable.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:04:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dizza:
When and where have the Country singers handed out food and water? Huh? didn't think so...

They did that when upstream areas of the Mississippi River flooded a few years ago. Besides, how many country fans live in the ghetto areas of 'Nawlins anyway?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:18:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:23:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dizza:

Originally Posted By 455SD:
Just out of curiosity, how much money and time has this guy donated to the relief?

I haven't seen any of these rich rap stars handing out food or water. Seems like all they can do is bitch.



When and where have the Country singers handed out food and water? Huh? didn't think so...

-d



And how many of them have been on TV screaming that we are trying kill them people? Huh? Didn't think so....
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:23:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 455SD:
Just out of curiosity, how much money and time has this guy donated to the relief?

I haven't seen any of these rich rap stars handing out food or water. Seems like all they can do is bitch.



Roger that, if he is so damn concerned why doesn't he donate some of his millions of $'s to the poor blacks down there???????????????????
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:25:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:26:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By XJ:
The very next person (didn't watch, sounds like Myers or Tucker) should have immediately stated that the rapper was an idiot.

Actors are allowed to be slow-witted without a script, but former stand-up comics should be more capable.



Not the time or the place. Im sure Myers and Tucker had what they REALLY wanted to say floating in their brain at that exact moment. They had class because that was NOT the forum for a war of words. They are trying to run a relief moment.

Although I AM SURE that I would have laughed if they came back with some smart witted remark.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:26:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 9:27:20 AM EDT by wildearp]
All of the "stars" need to stop running their fucking mouths and open their wallets. Actions, not words. They can afford to give more than anyone else.

I pay taxes. More than most. I refuse to give more.

Big oil companies are lining their pockets, dancing in the blood of this tragedy. Step up to the plate and help, I say!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:29:43 AM EDT
And the redcross wonders why I dont donate. Salvation army mofos!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:33:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
that's really fun.

rappers are a big part of the cuase of the bullshit that's going on in the "projects". the wanna be thugs want live like they think the big rappers do.

fuck him, fuck rap, fuck the "culture" that industry has tried to promote.


+1
Well said! <cheers>
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:41:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 9:44:26 AM EDT by SteyrAUG]
Red Cross Help Line 1 866-438-4636.

Let them know that their poor choice of celebrity is why you WON'T be donating money.

Get MTV thugs off the air.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:50:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Red Cross Help Line 1 866-438-4636.

Let them know that their poor choice of celebrity is why you WON'T be donating money.

Get MTV thugs off the air.



That's the best idea I've heard all day!
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:50:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swamprat51:
For those of us in Fl. who remember Andrew, the response there was about the same. Many frustrated people, slow response with help, and looters. I personally do not think the performance of the rescue effort has anything to do with race. I have however seen many racists comments here on Arfcom. Its a good thing that they are not waiting on us for any help.



I've submitted my FEMA paperwork and am packed to go. What about you?


Racism is a negative generalization about a group based on race. What is it called when you make a negative generalization about a group of 70,000 people based on your perceptions about the comments of a few?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:51:12 AM EDT
I thought Mike Meyers was going to Dr. Evil on Kanye's ass...



"Let me tell you a little story about a man named Sh! Sh! even before you start. That was a pre-emptive "sh!" Now, I have a whole bag of "sh!" with your name on it."


"Judo chop!"


[Austin Powers Mike Meyers is drowning a man Kanye West in the toilet]
Austin Powers Mike Meyers: Who does Number Two Kanye West work for? Who does Number Two Kanye West work for?
Cowboy Chris Tucker: Yeah, that's it! You show that turd who's boss.

[Looking at the man that Austin Powers Mike Meyers had drowned and left in the toilet]
Cowboy Chris Tucker: Jesus Christ, boy! What did you eat?
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