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Posted on Mar 1, 2011
AP / Jacques Brinon

British fashion designer John Galliano appears at the end of his men’s fall-winter 2011/2012 fashion show in Paris in January.

John Galliano has been thrown out of the house of Dior. The 50-year-old couturier, given to sporting a look that might be described as swashbuckler chic, was booted from his top post at the French fashion firm after his bosses saw footage of Galliano allegedly declaring “I love Hitler” to two women at a Parisian cafe, according to the BBC.

BBC:

A lawyer for the 50-year-old designer said he denied the allegations.

Toledano said Galliano’s alleged comments “totally contradict the values which have always been defended by Christian Dior.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman said she was “disgusted” at fashion designer John Galliano’s alleged anti-Semitic remarks in a video.

“I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today,” said Portman, who won the best actress Oscar on Sunday.

It followed the footage posted online allegedly showing Galliano telling a Paris cafe patron: “People like you would be dead today—your mothers, your forefathers would be gassed.”

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By reynolds, March 7, 2011 at 5:27 pm Link to this comment

byron de la beckwith,

seriously, bad luck

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By Go Right Young Man, March 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm Link to this comment

reynolds,

Sincerely, good luck.

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By reynolds, March 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm Link to this comment

get right, old man. you can’t see the trees for the
nathan bedford forrest.
stroll around the grounds until you feel at home.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm Link to this comment

reynolds, - Haloperidol

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Sincerely, good luck.

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By reynolds, March 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm Link to this comment

Haloperidol is an older antipsychotic used in the
treatment of schizophrenia and, more acutely, in the
treatment of acute psychotic states and delirium. A
long-acting decanoate ester is used as a long-acting
injection given every 4 weeks to people with
schizophrenia or related illnesses who have a poor
compliance with medication and suffer frequent
relapses of illness, or to overcome the drawbacks
inherent to its orally administered counterpart that
burst dosage increases risk or intensity of side
effects. In some countries this can be involuntary
under Community Treatment Orders.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 7, 2011 at 9:27 am Link to this comment

reynolds,

Changing the subject won’t change the fact that you yourself use the very term you claim to find so offensive. In fact you use the term in precisely the way I have used it.

In other words; one can’t simply pretend to be offended and be taken seriously for more than a minute.  On minute two others will wonder what you’re up to.

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By reynolds, March 7, 2011 at 1:55 am Link to this comment

paskudnyak
- noun

vile, repugnant, despicable, evil person; nasty fellow:
thoroughly reprehensible excuse for a human being.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm Link to this comment

Reynolds,

And still you fail to condemn union thugs who beat a black man, while calling him a Nigger, but you condemn those who have the audacity to report it.

I find it truly fascinating that we’ve never seen you take exception to the use of the term “Nigger” in the past. It seems your outrage is reserved, dependent on who uses the term.

Sleep well on your morals, Loathsome Dove.

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Who’s Afraid of Health Care Reform?
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
By Marcia Alesan Dawkins

After days of protests over reform, the Obama administration has, in fact, created a change that many Americans can now see and feel. The new law, though imperfect, represents progress in a new direction. However, it seems that for this step forward some Americans have taken two steps back.

The first step back took the form of angry racist and homophobic rhetoric aimed at Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., on March 20. Lewis was called a “nigger” and Frank was called a “faggot,” as tea party protesters shouted “Kill the bill….....”


By Inherit The Wind, March 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

Read yesterday’s news: See what happened outside the Capitol yesterday with Tea-baggers chanting “Nigger! Nigger! Nigger!...” at Black Congressmen, spitting on one of them.  And calling Barney Frank “Faggot!”

By Inherit The Wind, October 9, 2010 at 12:02 am

Let me see…the Teaparty wants to repeal the 14th Amendment (and some want the 13th and 15th to go, too, re-allowing slavery).  There are numerous baggers with signs that read “I don’t want socialism (translation: a fair deal for others) you arrogant Kenyon (translation: Uppity nigger)!”

By Big B, February 13 at 9:31 pm 

I guess apathy towards race in everyday interactions could be seen by many as a positive developement. I commend the youth of america if that turns out to be the first step towards acceptance and equality. But, in the upper ohio valley I still hear the word “Nigger” in everyday conversation in public places. I guess the only thing that can change some attiitudes is six feet of dirt.

By BobM, June 29, 2010 at 2:06 pm

You got that right Bib B…. this sack of shit should be dragged through the streets just like “his” KKK loved doing to their “nigger” neighbors. In 1991 he used the word nigger to Bret Hume… how quickly you bleeding heart liberals forget!

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By reynolds, March 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm Link to this comment

hypocrite
-noun
1. a person who employs the n word in complaint of
ethnic slurs.

lout
- noun
1. an awkward, stupid person; clumsy, ill-mannered
boor; oaf.

–verb (used with object)
2. to flout; treat with contempt; scorn.

trans·par·ent? ?
[trans-pair-uhnt, -par-] 
–adjective
1.
having the property of transmitting rays of light
through its substance so that bodies situated beyond
or behind can be distinctly seen.
2.
admitting the passage of light through interstices.
3.
so sheer as to permit light to pass through;
diaphanous.
4.
EASILY SEEN THROUGH, RECOGNIZED, DETECTED:
transparent excuses.
5.
manifest; obvious: a story with a transparent plot.
6.
open; frank; candid: the man’s transparent
earnestness.

de·lu·sion? ?
[dih-loo-zhuhn] 
–noun
1.
an act or instance of deluding.
2.
the state of being deluded.
3.
a false belief or opinion: delusions of grandeur.
4.
psychiatry - a fixed false belief that is resistant
to reason or confrontation with actual fact: a
paranoid delusion.

sot
-noun
1. a habitual or chronic drunkard
2. a person stupefied by or as if by drink


half a nice day.

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By PatrickHenry, March 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm Link to this comment

GRYM,

Union Thugs?  pure quackery.

Provide links to support your claims, if truthdig will not print them it is up to you.

Heres a film of protestors at Wisconsin hounding a GOP senator, which is their right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu839yIS83w

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By PatrickHenry, March 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm Link to this comment

GRYM,

Are you insinuating that Blacks are not in Unions?

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By Go Right Young Man, March 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm Link to this comment

Reynold,

I believe the term Tea Bagger will continue to rain on this Web space and you’ll never find yourself offended enough to speak up.

I believe each and every time a black man is beaten by unions thugs for exorcising his right of free speech you’ll remain completely quiet.

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Hypocrite: a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

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By reynolds, March 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm Link to this comment

do you think it will rain?

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By Go Right Young Man, March 6, 2011 at 9:04 am Link to this comment

reynolds,

So you’re not offended by union thugs beating a black American while calling him a Nigger, but you find offense in me writing about it in a manner that fails to jibe with your gentle and kind sensibilities.

That’s fairly f*cking open-minded of you.  Or are you being ph@ny?

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By reynolds, March 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm Link to this comment

gfys- here’s a dichotomy for you, from you;

“...a black man beaten and called a Nigger by union
thugs…”

and

“...State Legislator yelling, “You’re F*#king Dead”
is nearly ignored…” 

careful not to offend, you insert pound sign and
asterisk in quoting someone’s use of the f word
while, careful to offend, you blithely capitalize
the n word, sans pound sign, sans quotation marks,
in allegedly quoting someone’s use of it.
if you were to comment on the weather, you’d include
the n word.
i’m not attempting to say you are a bad person. i’m
saying it.

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By PatrickHenry, March 4, 2011 at 4:53 pm Link to this comment

Theres no accounting for good taste, Dior is better off without him.

Hate laws and laws for various ‘protected’ minorities or religions from off the wall rants by characters such as John Galliano are wrong.

He should be jailed for assault and nothing more.

Freedom of speach is one thing but scaring people with it is another.

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By reynolds, March 4, 2011 at 11:10 am Link to this comment

gfys; no, i make light of you. your invariable
reduction of every subject unto a single, false note-
ever inclusive of the n word- is the mockery i mock.
i am unmoved by your selective sensitivity.
Gay red tsu der vant.

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By Inherit The Wind, March 4, 2011 at 8:33 am Link to this comment

Yeah we all know it’s a Mossad/CIA plot behind the firing of Galliano, right?  After all, they planned the excessive snow fall this winter, and engineered the fall of Mubarak, and some kid in Indiana getting the flu….

How about an asshole drunkenly spews out remarks that, in France, are a crime?  Don’t we respect the rule of law in a nation like France?  Or is that ANOTHER Israeli plot, like everything else?

The wound is ready for another Nazi infection.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 3, 2011 at 10:21 am Link to this comment

reynolds,- “if a person complained of the weather, you’d parse a leftist slant.”

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You make lite of a serious observation.  People are rightly outraged by the words of Mr. Galliano.  Some would argue that it’s right to condemn the words of a small number of Tea Party protesters.

But a black man beaten and called a Nigger by union thugs, a woman and her male companion viciously attacked by a group of men as the two left a republican fundraiser, a man having the tip of his finger bitten off at a Tea Protest and a democratic State Legislator yelling, “You’re F*#king Dead” is nearly ignored on this Web space.

You’re attempting to claim that my highlighting these dichotomies makes me a bad person?  That’s interesting.

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By PatrickHenry, March 3, 2011 at 7:35 am Link to this comment

mike,

The Jews and Israel are two different things, although hasbarats as yourself try to meld criticism of one as criticism of another.

Israel is a state, not a religion or ethnicity.

What a turd.

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By the kid, NYC, March 2, 2011 at 11:35 pm Link to this comment
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mike,

Consider reading:

http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/10/26/the-myth-of-the-u-n-
creation-of-israel/

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By the kid, NYC, March 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm Link to this comment
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I hear crickets, mike…
How many Israeli’s and Palestinians perished during the uh um “defensive” IDF
operation cast lead?

Continue crying wolf, you hack.

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By reynolds, March 2, 2011 at 6:49 pm Link to this comment

gfys; “Where’s the outrage?”. i am, you are too tired
for outrage. if a person complained of the weather,
you’d parse a leftist slant. i don’t think the slurred
slurs of a guy in a silly hat warrant outrage.
i am curious as to why the comment of one rico, suave
has been deleted. it was uncharacteristically tame.
while i find the suave consistently unhinged, i would
defend to my death his right to be a lout. ok, i’m
kidding, but deleting his comment is hardly sporting.
it’s five o’clock somewhere, hey?

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By reynolds, March 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm Link to this comment

i don’t perceive any sympathy here for the boorish
comments of a drunken lout. i do detect denial of
responsibility on the part of israel for any harm done,
wholly unlikely, also a threat of reprisal in your
‘we’ve got names’ threat.
if it’s easy to disprove the lie, disprove it.

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By mike, March 2, 2011 at 5:24 pm Link to this comment
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“The death toll between Israel’s and Palestinians is 100 dead Palestinians to
every
dead Israeli.”

Another blatant and easily disproven anti-semitic lie. The death toll on both
sides is roughly equivalent, although slightly more Israelis have been killed.
There were at least 6000 Israelis killed just in the 1948 war, and god knows
how many since then. It’s true that a few Palestinians have suffered because of
the violence that other Palestinians have unleashed and for which they bear the
entire responsibility, but there’s no possible way anyone can claim that they’ve
suffered more or had more casualties.

But go ahead and lie. It was announced today that Galliano will be prosecuted
for his anti-semitic remarks. Rest assured that Americans who support anti-
semitic actions and make anti-semitic remarks on the internet are violating
American laws about hate crimes, and that they can and certainly will also be
prosecuted. We’ve got your names and your comments recorded and it’s just a
matter of time. Those who spread lies about Jews and Israel are criminals, and
we all know it.

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By reynolds, March 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm Link to this comment

ps: and those schmatas-

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By reynolds, March 2, 2011 at 1:02 pm Link to this comment

meanwhile, our supreme court reaffirms the innate right
of free (unhinged, incendiary) speech in the case of
phred felps and crew. they are not special, and loudly.
the emotional response to an emotional utterance is
likewise affirmation, albeit rabid, unreasoned and
insufferable affirmation. live free and die.

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By Go Right Young Man, March 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm Link to this comment

“Anti-Semitic Barrage”

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Fairly typical rhetoric from the left side of politics.  Has anyone seen the banners and signage in Wisconsin?  Where’s the Outrage from the media and the left?

Breaking Report: Wisconsin Republican Glenn Grothman was just mobbed by a group of union thugs.

Republican Senator was mobbed by union thugs as he approached the capitol today. He was held for several minutes and was forced to call for assistance. The whole incident was captured on camera.

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In another outrageous incident a democratic lawmaker in Wisconsin shouted at another lawmaker; “Your F*cking Dead!”

According to local WTMJ news radio, a number of witnesses heard Rep. Gordon Hintz Shout at Rep. Michelle Litjens “You’re f***ing dead!”

Where’s the outrage?

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Anyone remember Mr. Gladney being attacked by Union thugs last year?

Kenneth Gladney, 38, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with “Don’t tread on me” printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was awaiting treatment for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers called him a Nigger just prior to the attack.

“It just seems there’s no freedom of speech without being attacked,” he said.

Where’s the outrage?

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By Lou, March 2, 2011 at 10:07 am Link to this comment
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Same as saying “I love Netanyahu” in my opinion..
but with no consequences.

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By PatrickHenry, March 2, 2011 at 7:25 am Link to this comment

Pretty insulting words even for a Frenchman.

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By the kid, NYC, March 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm Link to this comment
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The death toll between Israel’s and Palestinians is 100 dead Palestinians to every
dead Israeli.  Disgusting, seeing how the IDF has our US tax dollars and military
hardware, Natalie?

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