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    Illinois delegate for Obama resigns

    Illinois delegate for Obama resigns after 'monkey' remark
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    CARPENTERSVILLE (AP) - An Illinois delegate for presidential candidate Barack Obama resigned Tuesday after she used the word "monkeys" to describe black children playing in a tree.

    Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski, a trustee in the Chicago suburb of Carpentersville, was issued a $75 ticket for disorderly conduct after neighbors complained to police. She says the word wasn't meant racially and she will fight the ticket.

    "Given the incident, Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski is stepping down as a delegate and will be replaced," said Obama spokeswoman Amy Brundage.

    The incident took place Saturday, when two children were playing in a tree next door to Ramirez-Sliwinski's house.

    She said the parents were outside supervising the children, but she went over and told them to get out of the tree because she was concerned about the boys' safety and because the small magnolia tree was being damaged.

    The father of one of the boys told her it was none of her business, she said, and "I calmly said the tree is not there for them to be climbing in there like monkeys."

    The mother of one boy called police.

    Cmdr. Michael Kilbourne said a ticket was issued because the ordinance bans conduct that disturbs or alarms people, and one of the boys told police he was scared by her comment.

    Ramirez-Sliwinski says she doesn't plan to run for another term on the village board.

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    Simile is illegal I guess. If she had said sloth's, I guess that would be in reference to lazy black people. If she had said spiders, that probably would have been a black gang reference of some sort.

    She should have said Pandas. Everybody likes a cute Panda.
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    No, 'cause one of 'em would've been biracial and they would've accused her of belittling that!

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    I guess I should stop reading "5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" to my daughter for fear of her becoming a racist.

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    I am so tired of this bullshit.
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    Oh please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRocks View Post
    Now that's racist!



    Poor monkey's being compared to a Bush!
    Originally posted by Katydid

    Because I realize you all (the Roth Army) are a bunch of twisted, demented, beastility, porn loving, drug addicts and alcoholics and psycopaths. I guess Devil worshippers more aptly describe you.

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    That pic is funny!!! The resemblance is uncanny.

    As far as what was said, anybody would've said the same thing. I would have if it were me.

    No more monkeys jumping on the bed at my house I guess.

    Whatta silly thing to worry about.
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    I have a feeling that there will eventually be a serious backlash(and no, it has not even come close to happening yet) to all this P.C., the only one's capable of racism are whites, and whites owe everybody something agenda. I have met a lot of average middle class white individuals and it's definately boiling just a hair below the surface. We'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRocks View Post
    By the way, how'd you manage to get in all those pictures with Bush? I know, you're a closet Republican with connections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRocks View Post
    This has nothing to do with the thread and is childish and lame. This is the same shit Ford would do, get your own act.
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    OLO, don't be so PC. Have the courage to stand up and call chimps monkeys.

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    I can't believe this. No hugging in schools, detentions for saying "gay" and "sir", and now these pandas.

    How utterly gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterlessIceness View Post
    I can't believe this. No hugging in schools, detentions for saying "gay" and "sir", and now these pandas.

    How utterly gay.
    Then there was the kid who bought a bag of Skittles in school and was suspended, removed as class vice president and banned from the prom.
    Seriously though, the woman should have minded her own business. They weren't in her yard and they are not her children. At least they weren't throwing sticks at each other. I can just hear what she would have called them.
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