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Thursday, June 21st, 2018



This story is ridiculous.

“A suburban Chicago delegate backing Sen. Barack Obama has stepped down from her spot at this summer’s Democratic National Convention after she used the word “monkeys” to describe two African American children.

“We discussed the incident with her. She decided to step down as a
delegate and will be replaced,” Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt said Tuesday.

The decision by Linda Ramirez Sliwinski, a trustee in suburban Carpentersville, will likely have zero impact on Obama’s delegate count because another one of his supporters will almost certainly replace her.

Police issued Ramirez Sliwinski a $75 disorderly conduct ticket after her neighbors complained to police about the comment. She told the Tribune the word wasn’t meant racially and she will fight the ticket.”

OK, I can live with her having to step down as a delegate. That’s politics. But a ticket and fine? Are you kidding me? So if something someone says offends me, I can call the police and have them ticketed? And just who will make the judgment as to which words garner us a ticket? Your local police?

Where’s the freedom?

[tags]politics, Barack Obama[/tags]

  • dhaab

    And it’s only going to get worse. Our government has their hands in every single aspect of our lives now.

  • HeyBuddy

    Note to self: Next time I see black kids in a tree, compare them to orangutans, not monkeys.

    But seriously, yes, this is totally ridiculous and I hope she wins her court battle.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    Who calls police to complain about such a thing?

  • Schmidty

    The article said she’s had confrontations with her neighbors in the past, so I’m thinking that’s where this is coming from. However, one thing to call the police…quite another for the police to write a ticket. Good grief…my kid’s gonna sue the crap out of me because I call her a monkey all the time. Not everything folks say is rooted in maliciousness.

  • http://www.meaninglis.com Lis

    Nice find Zoner, I did not hear about the ticket portion of the story. These stories of injustice are maddening.

    Make no mistake about it racial tensions are 10x higher today thanks to Obama & his “pastor”.

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