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Undercover racism the worst kind

Posted Nov 17 2008 9:19pm
I am in this group on msn sigh (hush Debbie) and I have never seen a bunch of under cover racist in my life. Some of the things they post in that group makes me want to cyber slap a hoe. For example they are so upset with the interview Larry King did with Chris Rock and Comedian here are some of the sigh replies from these crazy folk.

It was posted in the group by another member

Chris Rock: It's simple, vote for the guy with one house
Republican presidential candidate John McCain is just holding on like a boxer before he gets knocked out, comedian Chris Rock says.

Rock, an avid supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, spoke with CNN's Larry King on Thursday. He said Obama is more grounded with your average American -- not somebody like McCain with "12 houses."

"The other guy [McCain] can lose five houses," Rock said.

"I'll go with the guy with one house. The guy with one house is scared about losing his house."

King began the interview by asking Rock about Thursday's economic bailout talks when Obama and McCain went to the White House for discussions with the nation's top leaders.

KING: Obama and McCain at opposite ends of the table. What do you make of it?

ROCK: What do I make of it? If this was a boxing match, McCain would be holding.

KING: Holding on?

ROCK: Yes. It's like he got hit really hard in the stomach like, 'OK. I can't let him go. He's going to knock me out.' So that's what appears to be going on right now. Just a hold.

KING: Has the financial crisis affected you?

ROCK: Larry, I drove a cab over here tonight. When it's over, I'm going to try to pick up some more fares. I'm losing everything, Larry.

KING: Really downtrodden?

ROCK: Yes, it's real bad.

KING: Have HBO paid you already?

ROCK: They have paid me, but the money is worthless now. Haven't you heard? Your money's worth nothing.

KING: You must be ... proud that at this stage in our history a black man is running for president on a major ticket.

ROCK: Um, you know what? I'm proud Barack Obama's running for president. You know? If it was Flavor Flav, would I be proud? No. I don't support Barack Obama because he's black.

KING: I said just as a proud feeling. That's normal.

ROCK: There's a proud feeling because of the character of the man. You know, I was -- I supported John Kerry and, you know -- and what's my man? Al Gore.

KING: Al Gore.

ROCK: But this guy seems to be a little bit more. He seems to have watched other peoples' mistakes and, you know, seems to have a little bit more going on.

KING: From a comedic stand point, who is funnier, McCain or Obama? Seriously. Is Obama not -- it's hard to be funny about Obama?

ROCK: No, no. It's weird. People ask me that all the time. ... McCain jokes are just easy jokes, like I don't want a president with a bucket list. That's like a McCain joke. Those jokes are easy. It's like you basically, you know, you know, take the dust off your Reagan jokes and tell them again. You know?

But Obama, oh, this is a whole new set of jokes. I got to find a whole new move to the basket here. So I kind of hope he wins.

KING: Didn't you introduce Obama at a rally?

ROCK: I introduced Obama at the Apollo Theater not too long ago. I think Obama would be great. I mean, just look the big thing right now is the economy. And people are going broke. And here: The choice isn't Republican or Democrat. The choice is you got a guy that's worth $150 million with 12 houses against a guy who's worth a million dollars with one house.

KING: Well --

ROCK: The guy with one house really cares about losing a house, because he is homeless. The other guy can lose five houses and still got a bunch of houses. Does this make any sense? Am I the only one that sees this?

KING: It's unique way of ...

ROCK: I'm just saying, John McCain could lose half his houses.

KING: You got a point.

ROCK: And sleep well.

KING: You and Bill Clinton were on Letterman on Tuesday. You had some problems with the tone of his endorsement of Barack Obama. ... Do you think Bill is hesitant about Barack Obama?

ROCK: You know what? You know, he did a great speech in Denver. And Hillary's been on the campaign trail. Just at that moment, if you watched what happened on David Letterman, it appeared he was holding back. And when you tell a joke and everybody laughs, it is not because they disagree with what you're saying. So --

KING: They get it?

ROCK: Yes, they get it. The whole audience was in on it. But, you know, hey, the guy's in a weird position there. His wife ran for the thing and she didn't win.

KING: The next night, on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart asked Clinton about the Letterman appearance and Clinton suggested that Obama supporters who questioned commitment are missing the point.

ROCK: It was great. It was great. And you're right, [Obama] does need to get some of the votes that went to Hillary and all that. I don't understand any Democrat that voted for Hillary that doesn't support Obama. Because their views are pretty similar. You know what I mean? ...

I understand people supporting Mr. McCain. But a Democrat that's going to just be mad is -- there's something kind of really messed up about that.

KING: Have you always done political humor?

ROCK: You know --

KING: When you started, did you do politics?

ROCK: I'm interested in the world. Jon Stewart does political humor. Bill Maher does political humor. I talk about stuff the way guys would talk about it at the barber shop. I don't belong on any panel on this show. You know what I mean? I don't deserve to be near Roland Martin and Anderson Cooper and all these guys. I try to talk about politics in a way a guy that works at UPS would understand.

KING: You did a lot of Brooklyn stuff.

ROCK: I do all sorts of stuff, Larry. All sorts of stuff. You know, I hope Obama wins just because, you know, the country needs it. The country needs a change. We kind of seen what this whole McCain thing is. And I'll go with the guy with one house. The guy with one house is scared about losing his house.

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How much simpler can you get than that.

Well said, Chris Rock!

ok here comes the sigh intelligent replies

some lady named Kat


yes simple is enough for those easily sastified with

BURN THE RICH
and
BURN the WITCH

From: Besibug Sent: 9/26/2008 6:20 PM
Chris Rock says that he tries to talk about politics in a way that a guy that works for UPS would understand - well, Chris, my husband is a UPS driver and graduated from college - would he still understand you?

Also, Chris said that he doesn't understand why M. Vick is in jail when Sarah Palin hunts, field dresses and eats moose - great - he compares abusing animals and illegal gambling with legally hunting and eating wild game - amazing.( for the record hunting animals from a helicopter is not legal hunting especiall getting paid to do it )

Chris, I'm laughing at you, but I'm not laughing with you....


From: rachel_A Sent: 9/26/2008 7:13 PM
Chris Rock is richer than you


So? Are you saying he's not allowed an opinion because he has more money that you or me, Kat?


From: creatureofmyth Sent: 9/26/2008 7:30 PM
Right over Rachel's head.

Chris Rock is super rich with multiple cars and probably houses.

Don't you think it hypocritical and stupid that he would condemn another for being wealthy?

From: RadiatedParachute Sent: 9/26/2008 7:41 PM
Cris rock is just like his colleagues in glamour land. Hes a left wing liberal that would vote for daffy duck if he was the democrat running for president. He voted for gore and kerry. LOL (Daffy Duck, Kerry and Gore would have done a way better job then ole G.W.)



From: Hòódât Sent: 9/26/2008 7:49 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but just four short years ago didn't Chris Rock choose to vote for the man with many houses instead of the man with only one house? My how standards change at the drop of a hat when you're a Democrat.

DEMOCRAT STANDARDS - CUT IN STONE
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2004 - Vote for the man with multiple houses instead of the man with only one house.

2008 - Vote for the man who only has one house instead of the man with multiple houses.
Yes but back the that man didnt have and dimwit that can see Russia from his house for a V.P




From: tucker® Sent: 9/26/2008 8:05 PM
Don't you think it hypocritical and stupid that he would condemn another for being wealthy?


He's not condeming anyone. Chris knows the majority of Americans are working class people like myself struggling to make ends meet. We aren't rich enough to own many houses like McCain does. The dude with the one house is more likely to identify with us.
If McCain loses a house...he can just move into another one he owns.


....and I'll go with the guy with one house. The guy with one house is scared about losing his house...

From: tucker® Sent: 9/26/2008 8:09 PM
Hes a left wing liberal that would vote for daffy duck if he was the democrat running for president.

RP will only vote for someone who believes in the #1 selling ficticious book...the bible. And don't forget somethin' dude-jesus really is gay. (SIGH)
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how many cars does Chris Rock own? net worth?
Chris Rock is richer than you, so he must be bad why trust him?


So then I had to have my say for they were getting on my last damn nerve

From: Caliboo818 Sent: 9/27/2008 11:22 PM
First of all Chris Rock is a comedian people

Second if he was voting for McCain and had said this statement about Obama would you all be this upset?

Third Tucker wow is all I can say to you, I would surly pray and ask for fogiveness on that last post

If you must know Chris Rock's House
On his UK tour, Chris stated, "I live in New Jersey and my house is worth $3 million" USD, and that Mary J Blige, Jay-Z and Denzel Washington all live in his neighborhood..

http://www.sidereel.com/Chris_Rock

Then you have John McCains houses

which add up to more then the one house Chris has

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/08/21/how-many-houses-does-mccain-own-none/



And what bothers me is this how come people are so up in arms over certian animals. I love dogs as much as the next person cats I dont like. But how come they get more respect then the next animal? Its ok to go in the woods and shoot a moose from a helicopter, bear ( tell you what put the gun down and fight the bear like a man and see who will win) , ducks, squirrels ect. But you cant do dog fighting? You will get 600 years for curelity to a dog or cat but you kill a child or a adult and you get 6 years in jail or less. If you are going to be down for the animals then do it for all of them not just certian ones.

This will get deleted but here we go

Since 1972, it’s been illegal to use aircraft to hunt for any purpose except predator control. In some cases, predators are killed in order to protect livestock, but according to the Anchorage Daily News, the purpose of Palin’s program was to protect moose and caribou so that hunters could shoot at them:

http://dwb.adn.com/news/alaska/wildlife/story/8726730p-8628810c.html

So the video is completely accurate. Palin’s program paid hunters and loaned them aircraft so that they could shoot wolves from the air, so that hunters could bag more moose. It really is hard to see why Michael Vick is in prison, but Sarah Palin is not.

Here’s another video that shows the brutality of aerial wolf hunting:

http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/8/31/22337/7183


And of course they didnt like it one bit so here are more stupid responses

From: Besibug Sent: 9/28/2008 12:43 AM
Caliboo - I don't understand why you don't understand the difference between shooting game or culling overpopulated animals and the cruel business that is dogfighting and gambling. Training a domesticated dog to be viscious and fight involves massive cruelty - beatings, starving at times, cutting off parts that may be in the way when fighting other dogs, let alone the fights themselves. Not to mention the gambling which brings in more "wonderful" law abiding folk. As far as shooting a wild animal (responsibly)- face to face or from the air is the same in the respect that it is a much more merciful and quick death than making another animal fight it to death. I grew up around many different kinds of animals - dogs, cats, goats, chickens,ducks,rabbits,horses,cows and pigs and know the difference between harvesting animals and animal products with respect and cruelty towards animals and wild game.


From: Yankee© Sent: 9/28/2008 1:13 AM
As far as shooting a wild animal (responsibly)- face to face or from the air is the same in the respect that it is a much more merciful and quick death.

wow Besibug. I can't believe you just said that. Palin supports and uses tax money to chase wolves into the open so they can get a good shot. These wolves are run to total exhaustion-this is NOT the same as regular hunting.



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Defenders View: Ending Alaska's Aerial Killing Program

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In August Alaska voters will go to the polls to vote for or against their state's outrageous promotion of aerial hunting to slaughter wolves.

Let's be clear up front: There are no reasonable arguments supporting this state program. Scientists have repeatedly complained about the absence of scientific justification. The slaughter ignores the respect most people feel toward wildlife, while many hunters denounce this extreme practice as violating their sport's ethics of "fair chase." And Alaska citizens have twice voted to outlaw the use of aircraft to kill wolves and other wildlife.

Supporting the massive killing program are the state's small but politically influential commercial hunting interests. Their clear intention is to eliminate as many of nature's major predators as possible to artificially increase moose and caribou numbers where it'll then be easier for urban and wealthy out-of-state hunters to shoot their trophy animals.

What gives this small constituency its disproportionate political power? First is the state's extremely undemocratic approach to wildlife management, which effectively puts all policy direction in the hands of an unelected board of game whose membership historically represents only the hunting and trapping community and ignores all other state stakeholders and interests. Second are the many state elected politicians who clearly are more responsive to this small community than to the rest of the state, with its much broader economic interests and modern sensibilities. It is special-interest politics at its worst.

Twice in the past 12 years, Alaska voters have approved state ballot initiatives to limit the use of aircraft to kill wildlife—and twice the state legislature, encouraged and abetted by the board of game, has overridden the citizen-passed laws to restore use of aircraft. Worse, in the latest case, they went well beyond a simple override, allowing hunters for the first time since the early 1970s to actually shoot the animals from the air…after chasing them to exhaustion so they'd be easier targets. Also, some legislators decided they'd had enough of the state's pesky voters, and wrote a new law that made qualifying a ballot initiative in Alaska immensely more difficult.

Alaskans, however, can be a determined lot. Record numbers from across the state signed a petition to place aerial hunting on the ballot for a third time. The new initiative, if passed in August, will end the current aerial program that targets wolves (and, as planned by the board of game, black and brown bears), and will ban use of aircraft except in the case of a bona fide emergency. Further, when Alaska Governor Palin and her allies in the legislature made a blatantly undemocratic attempt earlier this year to remove this legally qualified anti-aerial-hunting initiative from this August's ballot by trying to enact legislation crafted by special interests, Alaskans rallied to defeat that shameful effort.

But Alaskans who care deeply about passing this initiative face continued tough opposition from the special interests. Not only does the governor herself favor aerial killing of wolves and bears, but also the legislature approved an expenditure of $400,000 of public funds to undermine the citizens' initiative.

Conservationists are right to be outraged by this state-sponsored program. But they shouldn't blame the citizens of Alaska, who have twice shown that they detest their state's actions. They can and should, however, blame the state's political leadership, which infuriatingly continues to refuse to put the public interest above that of the special interests—even when it means recklessly and arrogantly disregarding the scientific evidence, ethics and voter decisions, all at once.



From: purple999 Sent: 9/28/2008 5:42 AM
LOL, another left wing Saturday Night Live comic who thinks people should listen to him. Frankly they should spray SNL it is a breading ground for big mouth fantatics like Al Franken and Chris Rock, why even the guy who has hosted more SNL shows than anyone else is a total jerk Al Baldwin. What is it about SNL that makes comics think that any thinking person could give a rat's ass about what they think?

By the way, why the hell was Larry King interviewing Chris Rock to begin with on political matters? What the hell does a foul mouth comic who thinks using the word "Nigga" a hundred times in every routine, who dropped out of high school know about politics that the rest of us need to know?

What next Larry are you gonna interview homeless people and ask them questions about global trade policy? Just more BS from the left. (lmbo max felt good he got to use the term nigga. I am sure he went outside and danced a jig sigh)

max

there is something seriously wrong with vick... and his kind.. This part I dont get his kind meaning what. Oh I see black people are the only ones that train dogs to fight. Damn I guess Massa needs to get a tighter reign on his house slaves.


Now here is the kicker

From: Go_home_and_buy_a_monkey Sent: 9/28/2008 7:47 AM
The only thing black people care about in this election is how much stuff they're going to get if a black man is elected. (SMMFH IS THIS PERSON REALLY THIS RACIST AND STUPID OR IS IT JUST ME. Naww is him



From: KatWomanUSA Sent: 9/28/2008 1:14 PM
It's important to realize that passive-aggression is not necessarily less aggressive simply because it's passive. Essentially, passive-aggression is an indirect form of aggression--not necessarily a milder form of aggression. Consequently, even as our unmet dependency needs from childhood may compel us toward relationships that offer us the hope of being comfortably dependent on another, our un-discharged anger toward our parents (who frustrated these needs initially) may prompt us to dump these still unresolved feelings on anyone who might actually be disposed to care for us. But whether or not we're empathic enough to be aware of it, being late for a date (or breaking it at the last minute) with some lame excuse can still be extremely hurtful to another--as can a sarcastic remark thinly masked as an attempt at humor. In both instances, we might claim innocent intent, but we've nonetheless managed to draw blood. And finally our innocence must be seen as questionable.

FEAR OF RAGE


From: kriss758 Sent: 9/28/2008 1:40 PM
Besibug,
Palin announced the state would pay $150 for each wolf kill. Permittees will be paid $150 when they bring in the left forelegs of wolves. This new, heightened slaughter of wolves via aerial methods is a sickening return to the senseless, barbaric practices begun in Alaska prior to statehood and continued thereafter, this time with Governor Palin's blessing and support. This shit makes me puke. All because Palin wants to increase caribou population to attract out of state hunters. Hunting should be hard and take time if you are to do it -putting money on killing them is wrong as well. Wolves usually only take out what is dying or nearing the time an animal will die.
Did I hear that Palin was about protecting the environment ? If so she should let nature takes it's course. It shouldn't be about MONEY.


From: Davis4307 Sent: 9/28/2008 2:19 PM
kriss...Slight error in your post. I have witnessed wolves take down baby caribou on the full run....not just the old and the lame. If left alone, wolves would destroy a large section of the population..just like they do in the West with cattle. Go to Alaska and then talk to me about Palin.
(talk to her about what WOLVES HUNT THEY HAVE TO EAT SOOOOOOO WHY ARE STOPPING THEM FROM DOING SO. DONT LIKE IT MOVE THE HELL OUT OF ALASKA)

From: tucker® Sent: 9/28/2008 4:14 PM
If left alone, wolves would destroy a large section of the population..just like they do in the West with cattle.


Phooey. The US goverment went begging to Canada for some wolves to be relocated to the west because Jellystone Park was bitchin' the ranchers killed 'em all. The ecosystem was all outta balance and needed fixing.
They got some brand new wolves in the park now, and some are escaping and are now back chompin' on a few ranchers cattle.

Shoulda left friggin' nature alone to begin with! Surely Palin learnt from that one??? Maybe not. Goverment people aren't too intelligent.

BELOW A GOOD POINT

Wolves more often eat rodents ..such as mice ... rabbits and rats.
The thing is.. when the farmers get out the pesticides and remove the rodents.. and other vermin that eat their crops.. voila.. you have hungry wolves looking for cattle.
Its a stupid cycle created by man.

The point too is that wolves don't hunt for fun they hunt for food. Checks and balances ~(GOOD POINT)


From: tucker® Sent: 9/28/2008 4:45 PM
Too many times we've screwed with mother nature and it bites us on the ass everytime.
I don't think Palin should allow the cruel practice of rounding up wolves to the point of exhaustion the way she does. I'm not against the sport of hunting as I come from a family of seasoned hunters. Just do it the right effing way.
We regulate hunting for a reason. (ANOTHER GOOD POINT)


From: tucker® Sent: 9/28/2008 5:09 PM
As for Alaskans reasoning for this "cull" there isn't any reason other than to free up more stock for outta state hunters. Who by the way, have become lazy thoughout the years. Make the hunt easier with the least amount of work. They have the big bucks to spend which helps boosts Alaskas economy.

So why not mass slaughter the only predator in a sick, inhumane way. Money always talks.


From: sebouh0 Sent: 9/29/2008 11:12 AM
well not surprised obama is a joke so rock supports him and the house he talks about that the one bought with the help of a criminal sure is.


From: Hawkeye250 Sent: 9/29/2008 1:50 PM
I have a smaller house than Obama. Vote for me.

I guess a homeless person is over qualified to be President.

So once again I had to speak (hush Debbie) these people make me want to yell wake the hell up. Obama has one car, John has 13 smh you cant tell these know it all people jack


however , there is something seriously wrong with vick... and his kind.. Meaning what? So I guess that .cockfighting, bull fighting, roman gladiators, etc. Ahh, cruelty for fun and I dont see anybody serving time for that, and I never said what he did wasnt wrong but if you gonna punish folk let get er done and get them ALL. Or did I not make that point clear,

How the hell can you say shooting a wolf from a helicopter is consider a sport lmbo wow.

Aerial Wolf Gunning 101

What is it, and why does vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin support the practice?

Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska and John McCain's vice presidential pick, is an enthusiastic hunter who has proposed legislation and cash incentives to encourage aerial wolf gunning, the controversial practice of shooting wolves from an aircraft. Do people in Alaska really shoot wolves from planes?

Yes, but only with the government's permission. Aerial shooting yields better results than traditional hunting, since it allows the hunter to cover a lot of ground quickly and track target animals from a clear vantage point. Historically, hunters also used planes to drive animals—polar bears in Alaska and elk in Montana, among others—toward gunmen waiting on the ground. But many hunters found the practice unsportsmanlike, since it violates the "fair chase" ethic, and animal rights activists call it inhumane, since airborne gunmen rarely get a clean (i.e., relatively painless) kill. In response to concerns like these, Congress passed the Federal Airborne Hunting Act of 1972, which made it illegal for hunters to shoot animals from a plane or helicopter.

The federal legislation (PDF) does have a loophole for predator control, permitting state employees or licensed individuals to shoot from an aircraft for the sake of protecting "land, water, wildlife, livestock, domesticated animals, human life, or crops." (This doesn't just apply to wolves; coyotes and foxes are sometimes gunned down from aircraft, especially in Western states.) Since 2003, Alaska has issued aerial wolf-hunting permits in select areas where moose and caribou populations are particularly endangered. The idea is that by killing the predators, the airborne gunmen can ramp up the number of moose and caribou that human hunters can take home for supper. Once again these animals are put here by God and they have to eat just like we do. So to kill them and make belts and things out of them so you can eat what they eat is just stupid but hey YOU ALL RULE THE WORLD

An aerial wolf-gunning team typically consists of two people—one to fly the plane, and one to shoot the animals. Former crop sprayers tend to make good pilots because they are used to flying close to the ground. Airborne hunters tend to fly single-engine Super Cub planes at very low speeds and at altitudes of less than 100 feet—sometimes swooping down to 10 to 15 feet above the ground. But flying so slow and low can be dangerous, and there have been a number of reported deaths in recent years as a result. Helicopters have the benefit of being able to hover very close to the ground, but they're prohibitively expensive for private pilots. (A small helicopter might cost as much as four times more than a Super Cub.) This past spring, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game lent its helicopters and employees to the predator-control effort.

There are two methods for making a kill during an aerial hunting expedition: Either you shoot the wolf while airborne or you track the animal from above, then land and shoot it from the ground. Legal limits on "land and shoot" hunting have been far less stringent: For many years after shooting from the air was outlawed, anyone with a hunting or trapping license could practice "land and shoot," provided he or she walked a certain distance from his plane before opening fire. Current rules in Alaska require a delay between landing an aircraft and killing an animal: In most cases, hunters must wait until 3 the following morning before they can get started.

Back in the 1950s, Alaska paid government employees and bounty hunters to take out thousands of wolves, but today's aerial wolf killers are unpaid. (They can make some money by selling the wolf pelts.) Palin tried last year to have the state pay $150 for every wolf killed, but the state superior court shot that down as an illegal use of bounty payments, which were outlawed in that state in 1984.

http://www.slate.com/id/2199140/


The only thing black people care about in this election is how much stuff they're going to get if a black man is elected. Are you freaking kidding me thats all black people think about. Well I am BLACK and thats not what I think about. I am thinking about the well being of my kids, my daughters , my son who has Autism how dare you? I think about what happends if one of my daughtes gets raped and she has to keep this fools baby are you, Sarah or John going to take care of this kid that was born out of rape, hate towards woman HELL NO. My son with Autism this woman dont give two damns about special needs kids I dont care what you all say or the lies she portrays. She wont get my sympathy vote. What is Obama offering us poor cotton picking, corn pulling master love slaves huh? Is it extra freedom from the slave quaters? I mean really listen to your racist self. So once again what are you WHITE people getting from John and Sarah OMG you all kill me.

And what is the white people are thinking about you want McCain to win so bad hmm.

Yankee -I agree that air shooting is not "sporting." If the purpose is to remove nusance animals and cull overpopulated ones, there is no "sport" to it - the idea is to hopefully get the job done quityly. God put these animials here for a reason and if MAN would stop building out in the wild were these animals have made home for years then you won thave to hunt.


By the way, why the hell was Larry King interviewing Chris Rock to begin with on political matters? Chris rock in a human first comedian second you all need to learn to seperate the two. What the hell does a foul mouth comic who thinks using the word "Nigga times in every routine, who dropped out of high school know about politics that the rest of us need to know? (the same thing a foul mouth comedian like Andrew Dice Clay that uses the words B* C**t and other foul word in the book can say. or any other Actor like Matt Damon the list goes on. Oh and Chris rock is the only famous person who dropped out of school and then made something of his self, But because he is black and says Nigga all the time he cant have and opinion gee whiz. Once again its comedy and the word Nigga applies to ignorat folk and what do you care. If you dont like what he has to say turn the damn channel

Oh and for the record he didnt drop out of school

Chris Rock Gets Show Based on Childhood


NEW YORK — Chris Rock (search) was just a teen when he first pulled a gun on a group of bullies.

"The kids were chasing him," recalled David Waters, 44, a friend and neighbor from Rock's block on Decatur Street in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. "So he pulled the gun and said, 'Everybody get back!'

"They got back," Waters recalled. "But then they called the cops. When the cops came, he said, 'It's a toy! It's a toy!' and smashed it into a million pieces.

"So the cops beat his a--."

Waters couldn't stifle a laugh as he told the story.

That ability to find humor in affliction is the genesis of "Everybody Hates Chris (search)," a kind of Spike Lee-does-"The Wonder Years (search)" sitcom set to air on UPN this fall: A poor black boy from Bedford-Stuyvesant is sent by his strong-willed mother to lily-white "Corleone Junior High."

There, he learns the mysterious ways of a little-known species — and they beat his a--

"It seems grim, but if you listen to Chris Rock's material, there's always something in his standup that starts out as a serious concept," said Ali LeRoi, 43, executive producer and writer on the series who met Rock, now 40, 20 years ago on the standup circuit.

"He always takes serious issues and finds the humor in them."

Rock's childhood misery, when run through the filter of his caustic wit, becomes some of his best material. And Rock's Decatur Street was the same way. Vulnerabilities weren't indulged, they were exploited — the raw material for homegrown standup.

"We'd rank on everything," said Chris Sealy, 45, who grew up with Rock and saw the star take his act from stoop-side "ranking sessions" to the emcee slot at the 77th Annual Academy Awards.

"These guys who lived on the block would talk about your sister with Down syndrome," Sealy said. "If you couldn't take a joke, you couldn't go outside."

In the show, Rock moves to Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn from the projects with his truck-driving, authoritarian, penny-pinching father and outspoken mother.

He plays the music of hip-hop legends such as "The 45 King" and "The Sugar Hill Gang," records Rock used to spin as a teenage deejay.

Rock's TV family life is fictionalized, but rings true to many of his real-life childhood friends — with one exception.

"They weren't poor in the least. They were cheap!" quipped Sealy.

A 16th-birthday party in the Rock household consisted of "soda from Buy Rite and colored water," Sealy roared, sliding easily back three decades into teenage ranking form.

"They didn't have chicken wings — they had pigeon wings."

But it wasn't much of a stretch for Rock's character to leave the 'hood to attend all-white Corleone, in the fictional neighborhood of Brooklyn Beach.

There, the 13-year-old faces a ruthless pummeling by hulking bullies for being skinny, awkward and black, which his family says sticks to the real-life script of the comedian's experience at PS 277 in Gerritsen Beach and then Marine Park JHS — both in mostly white, working-class neighborhoods.

His TV mother insisted on the move, believing that "those white kids, they get an education."

To which Rock retorts in a voice-over, "Not a Harvard-type education, just not a hold-up-a-liquor-store-type education."

At Corleone, he faces a different set of dangers and finds that working-class black neighborhoods are pretty similar to their white counterparts — just "take away the gangs and add the mob."

"It got worse as he got older," said Tony Rock, 31, of Chris's real-life experience.

"In elementary school, kids imitated their older brothers and said, 'My older brother calls black people n---ers, so I'll do it, too.' But in junior high it starts to get physical — and more physical by high school."

Finally, after years of bullying, Rock's parents pulled him out of James Madison HS at 17.

"If we didn't, he was going to get killed," said his mother, Rose Rock

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,159947,00.html

Then was discovered by Eddie Murphy at the age of 18

And a little something for you people who cant seem to understand comedy from the real world let this soak in for a min



Comedic style
Rock's subject matter typically involves family, politics, romance, music, class relationships, and race relations in the United States. Though not strictly autobiographical, much of his comic standpoint seem rooted in his teenage experience; his strict parents, concerned about the inadequacies of the local school system, arranged to have the adolescent Rock bused to a nearly all-white high school in Bensonhurst (an Italian-ethnic neighborhood of Brooklyn known at the time for poor race relations). In his memoir "Rock This," the comedian recalls, "My parents assumed I'd get a better education in a better neighborhood. What I actually got was a worse education in a worse neighborhood. And a whole bunch of ass-whippings."[45]

The comedian has also expressed discomfort with the notion that success in standup comedy—or, indeed, in any aspect of the entertainment industry—should oblige him to serve as a role model. In this position, he finds himself directly at odds with one of his comic idols, Bill Cosby. Cosby has reprimanded Rock both explicitly—for his famous/notorious Niggas vs. Black People track[46]—and implicitly, for heavy use of the word "nigger."[47] Rock has not wavered from a position explored in his 1996 Roll With The New show, and reiterated in his 1997 memoir: "Why does the public expect entertainers to behave better than everybody else? It's ridiculous...Of course, this is just for black entertainers. You don't see anyone telling Jerry Seinfeld he's a good role model. Because everyone expects whites to behave themselves...Nowadays, you've got to be an entertainer and a leader. It's too much."[48]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Rock

But you know I am a stupid ole black person waiting for my massa obama to come and save me from the world

MSN GROUPS THEY SURE BRING OUT THE DUMB IS PEOPLE

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