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Rep. Lee Demands That Hurricans Have "black Names"  
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4661 times:

'Black' hurricane names brewing swirl of dissent
By Joe Kovacs
worldnetdaily.com, 8/3/03 (edited by me)

The congressional newspaper the Hill reported this week that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) feels that the current names are too "lily white," and is seeking to have better representation for names reflecting African-Americans and other ethnic groups. "All racial groups should be represented," Lee said, according to the Hill. She hoped federal weather officials "would try to be inclusive of African-American names." A sampling of popular names that could be used include Keisha, Jamal and Deshawn, according to the paper.

A WorldNetDaily reader wrote:

"You can be sure if there were too many 'black' names assigned to hurricanes, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee would instead be complaining that this practice unfairly stereotypes blacks as violent. Let's hope this silly storm blows over!"

Another, Greg Cook, says, "This is ridiculous. How about naming the storms after gang members, or infamous criminals? How about not having any name at all associated with hurricanes?"

Regina Roberston writes: "We should only name hurricanes for foreign officials who are in hiding or considered to be terrorists, or assisting terrorists. We could name the hurricanes after known illegal immigrants, since they are both unwanted and unwelcome anyway. Or how about we only choose French names, so the fear of hurricanes will be put to rest?"

According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, hurricanes were for centuries named after the Catholic saints' days on which the storms fell.

In 1953, the United States abandoned as confusing a two-year-old plan to name storms by a phonetic alphabet (Able, Baker, Charlie) when a new, international phonetic alphabet was introduced. That year, weather services began using female names for storms.

The practice of naming hurricanes solely after women came to an end in 1978 when men's and women's names were included in the Eastern North Pacific storm lists. In 1979, male and female names were included in lists for the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

So, we've never had a Hurricane Shaneeka. Is this a problem? How about we stop being racist about such names (calling for black named hurricanes is racist). And why not the call for Asian names, like my old roommate Chawanpon (of Thai descent, although he went by Charles anyway).

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User currently offlineAirworthy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

Sometimes you have to wonder how these people get elected...

User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4538 times:

Isn't there more to worry about in this country right now. I mean come on, I bet her constituents are rolling their eyes about now.


"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

The congressional newspaper the Hill reported this week that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.....

Ya know, "Sheila" sounds like a lily-white name to me. Perhaps she should change her name FIRST. How about Kevaundra Jackson Lee........




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

I can't wait to see what Letterman and Leno do with this.




OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

Sometimes you have to wonder how these people get elected...

I sometimes wonder how they have the brain power to even get out of bed in the morning myself.


User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Uh, aren't hurricanes trans-national? I mean - hurricanes can cover a lot of ground, I don't think that having Hurricane Elizabeth-rose or Hurricane Shaniqua blasting the central carribean would make an iota of difference to...anything!

Why elect people if they are going to waste their energy on crap like this?


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4501 times:

What kills me is that the first Hurricane 'Shaniqua' or 'Raekwon' will send people like Farakhan, Al Sharpton, and especially Jessie 'the illegitimate child producer' Jackson scrambling to start some campaign how Hurricanes are being named with "black" names and that's wrong because Hurricanes represent destruction and misery etc and that shouldn't be associated with the black race.

User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2049 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4492 times:

Everybody who's seen a satellite picture of a hurricane knows hurricanes are white.


II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4485 times:

What if that satellite picture was black and white?

User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4479 times:

What? I'm sure there's a black "Hugo" somewhere in the world. Anyway, how's this: Black hurricanes can be just as destructive as white hurricanes. Happy now?

-Normal


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4462 times:

What kills me is that the first Hurricane 'Shaniqua' or 'Raekwon' will send people like Farakhan, Al Sharpton, and especially Jessie 'the illegitimate child producer' Jackson scrambling to start some campaign how Hurricanes are being named with "black" names and that's wrong because Hurricanes represent destruction and misery etc and that shouldn't be associated with the black race.

LOL KROC! You are so right! Can you imagine if the first "black named" hurricane happens to be a Category 5 hurricane that happens to cause far more extensive damage than expected? There will be cries of racism aimed at the national weather service!



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6344 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

Well since hurricanes start from the letter A, I doubt that ther will ever be a "Leroy" (my dad) or a "Steve" (me).

What is a "black" name anyway? Chris? Sarah? Elizabeth?

This woman is a pure silly person.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4415 times:

Amen KROC! You know, the first time Hurricane Daniqwa slams a town and causes billions in damage and takes 50-100 lives, the black leaders will be screaming that NOAA and the NWS planned it so that the worst hurricane got a "black" name and its all a racist plot to keep black people in the ghettos.

Guess what - I've known black Americans named Frederick and Andrew and Camille and those WERE hurricanes that did lots of damage and killed lots of people! I'm certain that black Americans want to be singled-out and immortalized in this fashion!

Aren't there more important issues in Texas (and the country in general) than to waste taxpayers time and money with this drivel? Get a life biotch!

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

Well, Fortunately, we here in upstate New York can live hurricane-free. I'm glad, too. I can just imagine the culture shock the first time Bubba and Linda-Lou's trailer is upended by Hurricane Quaqueefa.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4315 times:

Sheila Jackson Lee represents the 18th congressional district of Texas, which pretty much runs through the middle of Houston.

http://www.jacksonlee.house.gov/display2.cfm?id=3238&type=District

Now look at the district page on her website. It's a picture of DALLAS' skyline! Well, the rant about hurricane names seems to make sense now Big grin



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User currently offlineNDSchu777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4293 times:

They used to name hurricanes only with feminine names, but I thought people complained that doing that was sexist to associate a woman with something so destructive, and that's why they started giving hurricanes masquline names as well. I don't know why someone would want a hurricane named after them, and like people have said before, if "black" names were given to hurricanes, many people would interpret that as racist, just as some people interpretted giving them feminine names as sexist.

~Nick


User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4283 times:

But the names being used are not "white" names, they are AMERICAN names. People associate thign in American culture with WHITE people a LOT.

Wear a buttoned down shirt and khakis, that actually FIT you no less? It's not you triyng to dress nicely, it's you trying to be white.

Listen to Billy Joel? It's not about you noticing musical talent, it's you triyng to be white.

I've even heard complaints referring to minorities who compalin that fellow minorities who speak proper English and hold suit and tie jobs are trying to be white too! God forbid they be successful, right? It's liek they want to oppress their own people that are on their way! And of course those people are the first ones to complain about racism and oppression, too, right?

Race relations in al directions these days are a mess. It's so sad. People stress race too much. Jsut go live your life, raise your family and have fun.

Regards

-Phil



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineLearpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4269 times:

I wonder if she's one of the darker skinned ones who give the lighter skinned ones a hard time.

I said it a couple of weeks ago and here it is again:

And these are the people who we've elected to run our country. Nice job everyone.  Insane



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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6344 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

"darker skinned ones who give the lighter skinned ones a hard time."

"she's definately colored."

What? Those two statements are offensive. I thought Jesse Helms was dead. The both of you are meaningless to me but I just can't belive that anyone could think, much less write, such garbage.

I spect I'll jest go find a bag and get to pickin' a bit a cotton. Might jes make ole masta happy, sho nuff.

Let this poor ole negro jest step'n'fetch it on outta here.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineAgnusBymaster From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

Yeah, let's have a Hurricane Hussein while were at it...

User currently offlineBartiniMan From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4190 times:

"Yeah, let's have a Hurricane Hussein while were at it..." hahaha, that was a good one.



User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4176 times:

"How do these people get elected"?

Simple. People vote for them. So who are the stoopid ones???? In any country where voting is optional, it will always favour those who have a "cause", because the silent majorities will generally stay home. Guess the lady got elected on a rainy day when most sensible folks stayed indoors? Next time maybe get out there and actually VOTE??
Cheers
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4174 times:

Firstly, we have an article from the lovely unbiased worldnetdaily.com. Secondly, this article is supposed to relate to another newspaper - any links to that article?

Thirdly, the ridiculous and offensive old-fashioned use of words by Learpilot and MD-90 don't really belong outside of the 50s:

I wonder if she's one of the darker skinned ones who give the lighter skinned ones a hard time.

Are you joking? Did you actually say that?

she's definately colored

Is she really?

You seem surprised. I suppose seeing a colored woman out of a cotton field an in Washington is a bit of a surprise to you, eh MD-90?


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

Considering Ms. Lee's history in Congress, this should come as no surprise. She is well known for regularly making stupid statements. The only reason she is elected to Congress is because she runs in a district that represents an area around Houston that is largely black. I wish her constituents would realize they need to vote for someone who actually has the ability for rational thought.


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25 MD-90 : I have a great aunt and a great uncle that still use those terms. That's what they grew up with. They don't mean anything bad at all when they say tha
26 KROC : MD-90. Referring to blacks as "colored" is seen as derogatory. Living in Alabama, I find it hard to believe you do not know that.....
27 MD-90 : I don't think I've ever heard anyone actually say that here. It's either 'black' or 'nigger' (note, ONLY black people ever say nigger). I said colored
28 777236ER : MD-90, it's a derogatory term. Your great aunt, great uncle and 90 year old family friend don't really seem to be that in touch with society today.
29 JA54123 : This is typical of Mrs Lee!! The absolute most funny thing that this woman has said (and man has she said alot) is when the Mars mission landed and th
30 AWspicious : I stopped reading after the first paragraph. This is a joke... Right? I mean, no one can be so stupid... Can they? a.w.
31 JA54123 : Yes she said it and all of my fellow Texans that saw it thought what the hell was she thinking or not thinking when that flew from her mouth!
32 JA54123 : Slight correction--This incident took place at JPL not in Houston. Sorry about not verifying the story better, before posting it.
33 Post contains links USFLyer MSP : I think this is fake. I've searched the Hill's website, http://www.hillnews.com, and have found nothing of the sort. Can anyone provide any proof this
34 Lt-AWACS : Now what about Native American's feelings Hurricane Standing Bull Horn Tropical Storm Geronimo Hurricane Tatonka Hurricane Stands with sad look on his
35 Post contains links JA54123 : Yes it is true she said that Hurricanes need Black Names. I found it on The Hill.com http://www.thehill.com/open_secrets/072303.htm It is the second a
36 Homer71 : If what Ms. Jackson Lee said at JPL is true (I found it reported on two other sites), it's especially disturbing, considering she in on the House Scie
37 AWspicious : I thought it was only Marion Barry who was on crack?!! Seriously though. It's stuff like this that messes up any good intention that affirmative actio
38 MD-90 : There's someone out there who actually named his/her child Vodka? And 777236ER, you've been to the South.....how many times?
39 KROC : MD-90. Who cares if 777236 has been to the South? I have. I lived in Texas, Mississippi and Georgia and 777236ER gets it allot more than you do, so yo
40 777236ER : And 777236ER, you've been to the South.....how many times? I've been to the South (of American I'm assuming? There are pleanty of other "Souths" in th
41 4holer : MD-90, When you are as universally bitch-slapped as you have been in response to your remark; when people who seem to be mortal enemies/polar opposite
42 Dc10guy : Although Rep. Lee's idea is stupid, its interesting that a person from the south (MD90) posts something like this so we can have a good laugh at black
43 KROC : I'm not laughing at black people. I think its sad, that there is such ignorance around no matter what color you are. Whether its calling blacks "color
44 Dc10guy : Like the people at NOAA ???
45 Post contains images Superfly : MD-90: I have a great aunt and a great uncle that still use those terms. Is his name Trent Lott? If there's any here who's black and doesn't like the
46 Post contains images Superfly : Dc10guy: Although Rep. Lee's idea is stupid, its interesting that a person from the south (MD90) posts something like this so we can have a good laugh
47 STT757 : I think the problem is that Represenative Lee is confused, what She refers to as "Black names" are actually African names (non American). If the US we
48 Dc10guy : Superfly... I'm a proud liberal. There is nothing wrong with being a liberal. I lived in the south and most black people don't get treated very well b
49 Cancidas : go ahead. by all means, feel free to name more bad shit after black people!
50 MD-90 : DC10guy, I'm actually from Connecticut, if it makes any difference. I lived in the south and most black people don't get treated very well by white pe
51 Dc10guy : MD90, "I didn't know what skin color Rep. Lee was" You know lying is a sin right ?
52 Cwapilot : Ummmmmmm using terms like "colored" is pure stupidity, I would have to say, no matter if black people call themselves much worse. There's just no defe
53 Post contains links and images ModernArt : I'll be damned if I am going to let you people mock and defame my congressional representative, the Hon. Shelia Jackson Lee. For what it's worth her d
54 KROC : Now that is an inaccurate statement if I've ever seen one. Most black people don't get treated very well by white people? And this supposed mistreatme
55 777236ER : Most black people don't get treated very well by white people? And this supposed mistreatment causes them to lash out? Yeah right. Now that was a raci
56 Airlinelover : Ohkay. I can just see it. "Hurricane Snoop" coming ashore with the winds sounding like they're saying " Schizzle my Nizzle "... riiiight.. Chris
57 MD-90 : I'm not saying that everything is perfectly hunky dory. Gays often aren't treated with the respect they deserve as human beings often either. Two of m
58 Greg : Ms. Lee is perhaps one of the most misinformed, ignorant people I have had the displeasure of meeting. And yes, I live in her district. And have atten
59 Post contains images Superfly : Cwapilot: I guess you didn't read my entire post. I've made my comment on Congresswoman Lee already. This is the only dumb thing I can recall her ever
60 Post contains images Superfly : Cwapilot: You have as much hatred, it seems, for white southern Christians as you say they have for blacks. Not sure if that comment was directed at m
61 AWspicious : Petty is a Christian? hm... I guess I just never assumed. I only just enjoyed some of his music. Didn't think anything else was relevant. Guess I'll
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