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"I Stand Here as a Freed Slave"

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 7:43 AM
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Sheila Jackson Lee, in Congress: 'I Stand Here as a Freed Slave'

By Tom Blumer | February 14, 2013 | 23:30

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Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) looks mighty good for a woman who has to be at least 148 years old.

My take on her age is based on a statement the Congresswoman made today while objecting to impending spending reductions relating to sequestration in which she characterized herself as "a freed slave." Slavery as a legal institution ended in the U.S. in 1865 at the end of the Civil War. Here is what Ms. Jackson Lee said, in context (HT Rush Limbaugh):


We are at the bone almost. And sequester that is across-the-board cuts will literally destroy us and put us in a recession.

I don't want to hear the fact that the president is divisive. The President is leading and he has led well. The American people are listening. When are our friends on the other side of the aisle going to listen? I want to challenge this body to be the kind of "Lincolness attitude."

As yesterday was the official birthday of President Lincoln, February 12, and although it was a tragic time in our history, I can assure you that it shows the greatest promise of America when people could come together and do something great. I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together.

I suspect that at least a few of those represented by Sheila Jackson Lee in Congress might tell us that it feels like she's been around for 148 years or so.

I don't expect the rest of the press to notice this, as there are so many more important things to cover. (/sarc)

Oh, look -- Marco Rubio is drinking water!



Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/02/14/sheila-jackson-lee-congress-i-stand-here-freed-slave#ixzz2KyFPEcch

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pvtjokerus
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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No, you stand there looking and sound like an idiot because you are trying to stir it up with the race card again.  Funny, off cameras you are known to hold up airline flights because you think your calls are so important, belittling your workers and giving your family members 'freebies' from tax dollars.

Carpy
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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She says some of the stupidest things to come out of congress.
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lylalane7275
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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She was voted worse boss how many years in a row.  But she did keep a pool open a couple of years ago in her district. 

Also her district has always been poor, but now it's an area you just stay away from because the crime is so bad.  She does nothing to help them, but they keep voting her in.


Quoting pvtjokerus:

No, you stand there looking and sound like an idiot because you are trying to stir it up with the race card again.  Funny, off cameras you are known to hold up airline flights because you think your calls are so important, belittling your workers and giving your family members 'freebies' from tax dollars.



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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It is sad that this is hilarious.

To paraphrase Joe Biden - everything literally is not  a metaphor.

Words mean things. 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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Sheila Jackson Lee looks fabulous for her age! Has she had work? I've never seen a 148-year old woman look so good.

Probably her skin, "ageless" compared to white people. Pisses me off.

And wow - she really does personally remember Lincoln!

Spielberg's film must be like a home movie for her.

Denisethedaring
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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::shrug:: I don't see anything wrong with saying that.  Obviously it's meant figuratively, not literally, and in that sense it's a great statement.  I've always felt that those of us who have no relatively recent ancestors who were slaves, really can't understand what it is to (a) first learn as a child that your great-grandparents were literally PIECES OF PROPERTY that were owned and sold at other human beings' whims and (b) internalize that knowledge over the course of your lifetime.  I felt bad enough when I found out that my great-grandmother was a "citizen" who, though she was required on pain of imprisonment up through death to follow the laws of our country, was LEGALLY BARRED from having any say whatsoever in what they were or their implementation, ever...yuck!

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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She is a national embarrassment, one would think that even the people voting for her would eventually be embarrassed themselves - but no.

I can only assume that being a minority her parent didn't have time to teach her to count to ten or ask her what color her dress was or what sound a cow made, and she just never caught up.

(wait is this the right thread?)

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 2:49 PM

I wonder who owned her?

Maybe we can dress Jamie Foxx up as Django and he can go take care of bidness.

lokilover
by New Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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If congress had not come together to pass the thirteenth amendment, than she would have been a slave. Her phrasing is strange, but that's how I interpret what she meant.

broncfan
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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and if a frog had wings he would not bust his ass everytime he moved...................

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