am 9.12.2002 23:07 Uhr schrieb Nancy Gish unter [log in to unmask]: > Peter, > > This is the most offensive message ever posted on this list in the time I > have been on it. Have you no idea what you are saying? Do you think > that ludicrous icon masks or mitigates it? > > I hope I am not the only one who finds this astonishingly unacceptable. > > Nancy > > > Date sent: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 13:46:37 -0800 > Send reply to: "T. S. Eliot Discussion forum." <[log in to unmask]> > From: Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> > Subject: Re: Watch out for the economy > To: [log in to unmask] > > From: John Ryskamp > > You should worry less about differences between parties and start > worrying that your economy, like the American, is about to fall apart. > Here in California the State budget deficit is publicly stated to be $21 > billion. But do you know what the whisper number is? SIXTY billion, and > growing rapidly. Come about February you will see how bad it really is. I > suppose a lot of people on this thread are tenured professors--well, these > are the folks they're talking about cutting here, even at prestigious > Berkeley. You shouldn't get caught unaware by this--you're never really > told how bad it is going to get, you have to ferret it out of people who > have reason to know how revenues and sales are really doing: California is > a disaster area, and if California sinks, America drowns (and Britain > never had a chance). Start agitating for rights that will keep you in your > housing regardless of what happens to the economic situation or your own > economic situation. Enuf bout Eliot--aux armes! > ================================================ > > Yes Mark. And what do you > > do for an encore? Put on black face paint with white lips, and roll around > > on your bum? > > > > ;-> > > > > Cheers, > > Peter Dear Nancy, why such a furore -- there's much worse than that (racism is as American as apple pie): Remember Earl Butz, Secretary of Agriculture in the Kennedy administration? His dubious claim to fame was a statement overheard by a newspaper reporter for which he had to step back from office: "All the niggers need is loose shoes, a tight pussy and a warm place to shit." Sorry for shocking you: Gunnar PS: Like Steve, I deplore Carrol's unfortunate comparison of the Israelis to the Nazis: Most analogies to the Shoah, the systematic, industrialized butchering of an ethnic group, are unwarranted and ludicrous since they tend to trivialize unparalleled, horrendous deeds.