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Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. was a drum major for Justice and those people who call Paula Deen racist only being shame to his legacy. Celebrity chef Paula Deen has represented southern cooking and southern hospitality for over a decade. She was pride of the city of Savannah, the state of Georgia, and the face of the new south. Paula told the truth, but the sword of truth as two edges and both sides bleed.

Celebrity face civil law suits all the time and such cases are handled with decency and order in US courts of law. The media brought allegations’ of racism on her which was made by a white woman. The media lawyers knew that lawsuit couldn’t rise above the syrup on a pancake or buttermilk biscuit. Everyone was shocked when the media branded Paula Deen a racist for using the N-word 30 years ago. There was nothing decent or orderly about the way the Lady and sons were treated.

This is issue of great public important for all Americans. US corporations have taken political correctness too far. Paula Deen was judged unjustly by America’s corporate elite in their Star-chamber and given their harsh punishments long before she had her day in court. They have set their judgments above that of a judge in a US court of law. Do companies like Food Network Wal-Mart, and others have the right to take away a citizen of the USA rights of free speech.

Black Americans have no issue with Paula Deen so please stop calling her racist. Paula Deen has a good name and this is a matter of Honor for the people of Savannah, the people of Georgia, and the South. She has represented the very best of our southern heritage to the world and not the worse. Call Paula Deen forgiven, call her redeemed.


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timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Ted I am very happy to see you back participating on this site.

Don't stay silent, we need you.

Welcome back.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 12:11 PM

"OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE BECOME SILENT ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER"

Said Dr. Martin Luther king

Ted Harris commented on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 15:06 PM

Happy to be back timeontarget.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 15:10 PM

"Black Americans have no issue with Paula Deen so please stop calling her racist"

No disrespect to you Ted-but you don't speak for me or my generation!Saying the infamous N word is actually a small part of Deen's problem. What's more troubling is here attitude about African Americans and people of color in general. The casual way that she has handled the issue of race is disrespectful. Black men being dressed up as slaves for a "traditional plantation wedding" are you serious? Paula Deen destroyed her own career by dismissing the use of the N-word—which compounded all the other things she did, such as considering a plantation-themed party with all Black waiters or allowing a family member to repeatedly call a Black cook “my little monkey.” The apology she issued was exceptionally selfish and oblivious.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 15:16 PM

Oh, and welcome back.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 15:37 PM

Our history is what it is.

We can dwell on it.

We as individuals can elect to forgive and move ahead.

We also can maintain a position of grudge and hate.

PN, I respect you.

I TOT had nothing to do with slavery or the double standard of segregation.

I'm sorry but from my perspective you seem to be attempting to fan the flames of hatred and racial divide.

It seems to me that Ted Harris is attempting to spread forgiveness and join the world in trying to create a better future for all of us.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 15:39 PM

You nor I can rewrite history.

We can join together and attempt to find brighter days ahead for all of us.

Please consider doing just that.

Ted Harris commented on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 15:43 PM

what generation are you from politicsnation ? Rap music has been around over three decades.I bet you a billion people in the world attend live event to hear sing and chant,the N-word.Why must Paula Deen be judge by you for slavely. Women please!!

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 15:56 PM

@Tot- I respect you too.

Ted-I don't listen to Rap music nor do I condone the N-Word or any hateful words towards any race. I hate Rap music. I didn't allow my children to listen to rap or watch rap videos. I have no respect for the artist that claim it's a term of endearment or women that shake their butts to sell records.

I don't care for Jesse Jackson or the black panthers- I think they are opportunist.

Last but not least- I've worked with you-passing out flags at veterans events-I have a picture of us (you in the big red-white and blue hat) in my office from the last stand-down for homeless veterans in Savannah.

I hope we can agree to disagree.

timeontarget commented on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 16:59 PM

Thank you Ted and PoliticsNation.

Please lets all continue this discussion.

My day is over, see ya'll tomorrow.

Ted Harris commented on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 06:29 AM

Thank you TOT and PN I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation for help me pass out flags to veterans over the years. I am truly honor that you have a picture of us in your office. People know me as the flagman and I am all about the colors. We toke a oath to defend the constitution of the USA.

America corporate elite have cross the line by setting up their own star chamber and judging a citizen who broke no laws of the USA. This issue is bigger than Paula Deen to me.

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 06:58 AM

Ted thank you for posting this blog.

I've always appreciated your stance politically.

I agree with most of your positions and I enjoy your commentary.

PoliticsNation I have followed your blogs and comments with interest.

I am seldom in agreement with you.

However I appreciate the fact that you do not stoop to insulting and personal attacks.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 07:11 AM

I have never believed that Paula Deen was a racist.

It was criminal the way the biased media went for her throat.

It appears that she has survived and continues to prosper the American way.

It disgusted me, in the way some of our fellow bloggers on this Courier site joined in the attack.

I have grown old with some very old and lengthy relationships with many black friends.

I feel that there is greater tension between black people and white people now than ever before.

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 07:15 AM

We can (right here on this blog site) make a difference.

That can only be accomplished through discussion in a thoughtful way.

Lets not remain silent on this issue because it matters very much.

Ted Harris commented on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 09:19 AM

Paula Deen is a home grown American success story form Savannah with a good name. I furnish my kitchen Paula Deen small appliances eleven years ago and still have the toaster. What unseen forces have the power to denied the American consumers opportunity purchase her products. Paula Deen is a national brand name with people meeting in secret and acting corporate mob in judging her.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 10:52 AM

"However I appreciate the fact that you do not stoop to insulting and personal attacks" sayeth Tot to PN above.

No Tot, PN doesn't and neither does Ted.

You Tot, however, stoop to insulting entire GROUPS of people, i.e. calling our country's veterans MERCENARIES and a drain on our National Budget, (TED Harris, Sebe, Funk among others), blaming LIBERALS, (JimmyMack and PN) as accessories to the SANDY HOOK killing of those babies, and calling the ENTIRE 'MAINSTREAM' media biased.

I got one for you Tot: guess what? You are part of the last group via your participation on this site.

Your un-self awareness of your buffoonery accompanied by your on deep, and many times incorrect, moral certitude is reckless, dangerous, and fans the flames of prejudiced beliefs.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 13:14 PM

....and just when things were going so well.......

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 14:26 PM

Hello Sebe. This is my take on Tot.

He was/is a successful business man. Blue collar. Hard working. He has done very well making his way in life and creating jobs. I assume that he is financially secure. For reasons unknown to me, he is a high school dropout. That in and of itself does not make him a bad person. It does though, limit his perspective on many issues. He has not been exposed to varying view points in his life. However, as a result of his monetary gain he feels, I believe, reinforced and justified in stating his misconceptions here on these pages.

I think by virtue of his business instinct, and having been successful in that blue collar endeavor, he mistakenly transfers that 'correctness' to many, varied, and sometimes complex issues we discuss on these pages. He KNOWS he was RIGHT in business and therefore he must be RIGHT in his views and opinions. That is a mistake. It is flawed thinking.

He is basically a good man, but is terribly misinformed. And that, to my mind, makes him reckless and to some degree dangerous.

That's just my opinion. I could be wrong.

My apologies to TED for diverting his blog.

PoliticsNation commented on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 18:09 PM

@ Jimmy- no need to apologize for diverting the blog. You are empathetic, smart and a great blogger. I appreciate your input and wisdom. We all have our moments- that one topic that stirs us up and gets us going. Keep fighting the good fight. At the end of the day we are all striving to be better neighbors.

Funkentelecky commented on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 19:51 PM

Welcome back Ted, and with a great blog to boot. I really appreciate how you are defending Paula Deen and I agree with you too. No more double standards!

Ted Harris commented on Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 08:08 AM

Good morning Funk PN TOT Jimmymack and all. I talk to over fifty black peoples at the Barber shop, family events, and on the street about Paula Deen. And all but three people agree with me. They say she got a raw deal, she deserves a second chance, I miss seeing Paula Deen on Tv, and they spoke good things, kind things, about her. Paula is forgiven and she is redeemed !!!

Ted Harris commented on Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Please tell me where I can buy a Paula Deen, blender, or coffee maker, because its time to make my money talk!

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 13:05 PM

Hi Ted. I am a firm believer of second chances. After all, this is America.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 13:28 PM

I need to clarify my last statement above. I am a firm believer in second chances for most everybody, except Pedophiles and Serial Killers. Those two groups and probably criminals who have been proven by DNA and other forensics beyond a reasonable doubt of killing people in a particularly disturbed and heinous manner. Maximum security lockup for them.

JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 15:56 PM

Dam! I forgot the ones that worship death, Members of Al Quaeda, violent Islamic Fundamentalists, and the evil doers incarcerated at Git-Mo; keep them in their cages. Execute one or two from time to time in front of the others. Aid them in making them able for their greet and meet with Allah and their 72 Virgins. Just a thought, what do the suicide female bombers get?

Ok. That gets the No SECOND chancers. I think....

sebekm commented on Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 19:34 PM

"Please tell me where I can buy a Paula Deen, blender, or coffee maker, because its time to make my money talk!"

Ted - you can purchase Paula Deen products here:

http://www.pauladeenstore.com/

and here:

http://www.pauladeenkitchenware.com/

and here:

http://instoresnow.walmart.com/Food-P...

and here:

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keyw...

and here:

http://www.wayfair.com/Paula-Deen-Coo...

and she appears to be branching out around the country:

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/paula...

Ted Harris commented on Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Thanks sebekm, Welcome back Paula Deen !!http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/paula...

sebekm commented on Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 14:59 PM

Welcome back to you, Ted. Hope things are going well for you and yours.


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