Meanwhile in Bizarro World we see what happens when a man encounters police without a chip on his shoulder:
You’re Bob Dylan? NJ police want to see some ID
Aug 14, 8:49 PM (ET)
By WAYNE PARRYRock legend Bob Dylan was treated like a complete unknown by police in a New Jersey shore community when a resident called to report someone wandering around the neighborhood.
Dylan was in Long Branch, about a two-hour drive south of New York City, on July 23 as part of a tour with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp that was to play at a baseball stadium in nearby Lakewood.
A 24-year-old police officer apparently was unaware of who Dylan is and asked him for identification, Long Branch business administrator Howard Woolley said Friday.
“I don’t think she was familiar with his entire body of work,” Woolley said.
The incident began at 5 p.m. when a resident said a man was wandering around a low-income, predominantly minority neighborhood several blocks from the oceanfront looking at houses.
The police officer drove up to Dylan, who was wearing a blue jacket, and asked him his name. According to Woolley, the following exchange ensued:
“What is your name, sir?” the officer asked.
“Bob Dylan,” Dylan said.
“OK, what are you doing here?” the officer asked.
“I’m on tour,” the singer replied.
A second officer, also in his 20s, responded to assist the first officer. He, too, apparently was unfamiliar with Dylan, Woolley said.
The officers asked Dylan for identification. The singer of such classics as “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Blowin’ in the Wind” said that he didn’t have any ID with him, that he was just walking around looking at houses to pass some time before that night’s show.
The officers asked Dylan, 68, to accompany them back to the Ocean Place Resort and Spa, where the performers were staying. Once there, tour staff vouched for Dylan.
The officers thanked him for his cooperation.
“He couldn’t have been any nicer to them,” Woolley added.
How did it feel? A Dylan publicist did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment Friday.
Paging Dr. Gates…this is how humans act…
Hmmm, here’s an example of an egregious hate crime. Where is our Dear Leader on this one? Where is Al? Jesse?
Where is Eric Holder? Who is the real coward?
What a feeble minded and self-loathing American woman. I guess the revered Maya is too stupid to realize that the Brits and French treat their minorities like poop and they have no chance at integrating into the society. Contrast this with the USA where we have minorities at the highest levels of government and on the Supreme Court thanks the George Bush. This poet is an empty skirt and a joke. Do you think she would have been so proud if it were Michael Steele that was elected?
Update: Perhaps Maya can go recite some of her overrated prose to these “enlightened” Europeans.
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Not only have the reporters from newspapers that endorsed McCain for President been kicked off Obama’s plane they have also been informed that they will burn in hell for denying Barack Obama as thier personal savior.
Apparently space has been made for Essence and Jet; I wonder if McCain would be criticized if he made specific space for “white media”.
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Break it down…
So endeth the lesson.
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It’s the issues silly.
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Keep an eye on this website. Rumor has it that the Michelle Obama may have been taped ranting against whitey. I know that’s hard to believe given her rosey demeanor… If it is true it will be delightful to watch Barack Obama try to throw this momma from the train.
I was thinking about Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, and his current situation and how he is playing it and I cannot help but think he squandered his potential to be a transformative leader on the issue of race. It could have happened, and should have, after the first snippets of the Reverend Wright came out…instead Barack gave his bs speach and the media swooned. After Reverend Wright’s Press Club performance Obama had no choice but to put distance between the thoughts and philosophy of Wright and himself. Obama went further though, he put distance between himself and the man that was a mentor and spiritual advisor for 20 years. He ran away from someone who, by all acounts, seemed to be a father figure to him.
What Barack Obama failed to do is to take the opportunity to illuminate black liberation theology and why it was relevant to the struggle Jeremiah Wright was engaged in and why it is not relvant to his current struggle. He had the opportunity to really be the post-racial candidate and he fumbled. I’m not sure if it was fear or just political lust that got the better of him. I do know that had he engaged the public in a genuine discourse on the emancipation of blacks in the United States due in part to those proponents of liberation theology and the subsequent perpetuation of victimology that is the current impediment to progress for blacks it would have been a powerful moment. The solution became the problem. Al Sharpton. Jesse Jackson. Jeremiah Wright.
Imagine if Barack Obama gave a speach that spoke about liberation theology and the context in which it was created. If he talked about it honestly, the rage and the desparation, the struggle for humanity from a critical perspective, we could have moved forward. He fumbled. He could have embraced his friend of twenty years with understanding and explained how the Reverend’s views were part of the past and outlined what we need to do to move forward. Instead Obama acted like a coward and lost a friend and a chance.
I don’t think he can recover. Sure, Barack Obama can go on to get the nomination and perhaps be President but he will not be a great man, he will just be another opportunistic politician. He could have been a statesman.
When Nora Ephron asked the question of who Pennsylvania democrats hate more, women or blacks, we were left to speculate. Now we have an amswer, they hate blacks more than women. Thanks to Nora for framing the debate and exposing the racist tendencies of the democratic party