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Kinky's Latest Racist Slur: Ni**er Eggs

by: Phillip Martin

Thu Sep 21, 2006 at 11:55 AM CDT

The following audio is from April 16th, 1980 at the Rockefeller Club in Houston. Looks like racism is nothing new to Kinky Friedman. You can listen to the audio below (note: if you've got a new Mac, here is a link to the Quicktime audio):

Here is a transcript of the remarks:

Then I come down to Houston, I went to a bowling alley. I couldn't go bowling, there were no bowling balls. The people here throw 'em all in the sea, thought they were nigger eggs…thought they were nigger eggs.
This has gone too far. It's not cute. It's not funny. It's not some one-time thing -- it's an irresponsible, inexcusable pattern of racism. It's absolutely unacceptable, and Kinky Friedman should leave the Governor's race immediately.

Here are our previous posts about Kinky Friedman's remarks:

MSM Starting to Pick Up on Kinky Comments
Kinky Context
The Conservative Kinkster, Part II: Friedman and Race


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More Kinky (0.00 / 0)
Check out Kinky's thoughts on smoking negro penises:


What worries you most... (0.00 / 0)
Amazing how much coverage you are giving to the "racist" candidate for governor.  Bell must be very worried about Kinky. Or looking for someone to blame for his loss.  Last time it was because he was the wrong color. This time it will be because he's the right color but he's not racist and Texans are racist? 

And comments from 26 years ago - at least he's learned to use the word Negro instead of nigger.

Which is something the African-American community has not learned judging from their music.

Sort of hypocritical for African-Americans to object to the word nigger when they don't object to the word nigger in their music.

If you don't think the word Negro is acceptable, I suggest you suggest they change the name of United Negro College Fund. Political correctness begins at home as they say.

But do keep posting this drivel because it will get Kinky elected by all the real racists in Texas.

I don't care who said it... (3.00 / 1)
I don't care if it was my neighbor, my friend, or my brother -- I would be just as offended by the remarks. Like it or not, Kinky's remarks are racist and offensive -- maybe not to you, but to many.

If I wrote a music blog, I'd be writing about rap lyrics. If I wrote an entertainment blog, I'd be writing about movies and comedy shows. But I'm not -- I write on a political blog, and I'm covering the full truth about someone asking to be Governor of Texas.

Now, a very great man once said that some people rob you with a fountain pen.

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Humor? (0.00 / 0)
Since you only played a select snippet from what Friedman said, it's impossible to understand the context of the remarks.  Sounds to me like he was making fun of the racists in Houston who would throw a bowling ball into the sea for that reason. I'm voting for Chris Bell, but, really, aren't Kinky's stupid positions reason enough to vote against him.  We don't need to manufacture outrage to beat this very funny, very entertaining, horribly informed mystery writer and musician.  Why the hell not?  Because he's an idiot.  A racist?  I don't think so.

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Ah yes, "their" music (5.00 / 1)
Fits right in with the way "your" candidate speaks.

So let me ask you something... do you think the word 'negro' is acceptable?  Would you walk in to a predominantly African-American community and say "Negro" or the more offensive n-word?  Don't think Kinky's man enough to do that.

Kinky's a little bitch.  Get over it.  You're backing the wrong horse and any amount of 'context' argument you want to push back with is a losing argument.

If you're explaining you're losing.  A very wise man says that.


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Let me get this straight (0.00 / 0)
First you claimed to be so in tuned with African Americans and why you believe "they" hate Chris Bell so much and for all intents and purposes, called Chris a racist. Now you are using very descriptive language to seperate yourself from "them" and freely using the "N" word in your post.

Just an observation.

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To Kinky Supporters (3.00 / 1)
This is politics.  This is not an election for the coolest cat in the room.  A governor has responsibilities as a top ambassador and representative of this state.  Sure, governor doesn't have many constitutional powers; but he/she has many symbolic powers that influence the direction of this state.  Our state needs someone who can manage these responsibilities and not make Texas look like a 'negro-hating' state. 

I actually enjoy Kinky's work as an entertainer, that's what he's good at.  But the governor's position has real responsibilities that require serious attention.  And frankly, Kinky gives no indication he can be serious about handling the affairs of this state.  A 'pro-football' stance on abortion?  This isn't a joke.

That's the best you got? (0.00 / 0)
A 26 year old comedy routine is the best mud you can come up with? Maybe it is true that the democratic party is out of gas.

I'm guessing putting it in it's full context might not be as effective huh?

Putting it in full context... (0.00 / 0)
...is the job of the Kinky supporters.  The only thing the public hears is blatant use of the n-word by a white guy.  If you think his common use of the term negro is justified and should be overlooked by voters, explain why people shouldn't care that their governor uses the n-word liberally.

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Perfect new ad for UNCF (0.00 / 0)
Maybe we can have Chris Bell pitch for the United African-American College Fund.

I hear the "N-word" daily.  Usually by African-Americans. What a bunch of hypocrites. 

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Who the hell are you (0.00 / 0)
You are the hypocrite. You were calling Chris a racist and trying to make a big deal out of the 1994 primary.

Now Al Green and the prominent leaders in the African American community support Chris Bell for Governor.

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Including Rodney Ellis! (0.00 / 0)
Rodney Ellis endorsed him as well and everyone is still waiting for that sign in his yard. Wonder if Al Green has one in his?  Why not put your yard sign where your mouth, and your endorsement, is?  Maybe we should have a yard sign tour. See how many of these prominent African-American leaders who endorsed him have him in their front yard. 

What 1994 primary? Did Bell run for something else we don't know about? And lost that one as well? 

I don't recall calling him a racist. Perhaps you assumed I did. But his comment about being the wrong color did raise some questions when he made it.

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Wow. (3.00 / 1)
Kinky supporters can rationalize it all they want. However, Kinky's use of the N-word conveys everything you need to know about him. I dare you to use that word in public. It is not okay to call someone that now or in 1980. Maybe he was talking to a room full of good ole boys or the rotary club but it does not matter.

Kinky can keep the right wing vote. Good moderates and liberals should see that Kinky represents the "old" way. We have one chance it kicking out Perry and his ilk. Kinky may possibly be worse than Perry. Corrupt vs. Incompetent.

Chris Bell is our answer to a better Texas.

call someone what? (0.00 / 0)
It's clear from the quote that he was lampooning the people of texas and houston as racists, not that he is a racist himself. 

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Seriously? (0.00 / 0)
He refered to African American babies as eggs, and refered to people throwing them in the sea.

He was so pleased with himself, he said the "punch line" twice.

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Please (0.00 / 0)
"Chris Bell is our answer to a better Texas."

Chris Bell is our answer to more of the same. Look at his voting records and at his campaign contributions. 

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But he voted for... (0.00 / 0)
Chris Bell supported and/or voted for the bankruptcy reform bill which has put millions of Americans in danger of losing their homes over medical bills they cannot pay as well as the Bush Energy Bill which will decimate formerly protected environmental lands. For oil. For profit. Profit for the FOBs.  Friends of the Bushes.

And he stood in Karl Young Park at one point and supported the war in Iraq and he supported Bush. 

Drive around his neighborhood. You will not see "Chris Bell for Governor" signs in all the yards.  You see them in very few yards.  His neighbors, it seems, remember that day in Karl Young Park.

He voted against the constitutional ban against gay marriage. But according to his own platform he is opposed to gay marriage.  Talk about sitting on the proverbial fence.

As for the yard signs, Rodney Ellis endorsed him.  His neighbors in Southampton are waiting to see if he plops a Chris Bell sign next to his Ellen Cohen sign.  Which is just sitting there by itself. He apparently likes Culberson and Hutchison. You don't see a Henley or a Radnofsky sign.  Just an Ellen Cohen sign. Southampton is a very odd neighborhood. Lots of Ellen Cohen and Jim Henley signs. Few Radnofsky signs. And even fewer Chris Bell signs.  So much for party unity and voting a Democratic ticket I guess.

All's not well apparently in the various Bell camps. Or in some of the other camps.

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For them that don't "get it". (0.00 / 0)
Kinky's humor has allways been about lampooning/satarizing the wrongs he sees in the world. 
He uses humor to address issues of descrimination, "We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service To You, Poverty, "Nashville Casualty and Life", sexism, "Biscuts in the oven...") overcommercialization, "Sold American". etc.
Just like many great comedians, (Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, Lenny Bruce, Red Foxx, Sam Kennison etc.......)  he played fast and loose along the edge to get you to think.

Anyone who thinks he is a racist simply does not understand this type of humor.

He is trolling for votes (0.00 / 0)
Why is he running?

Because there are a whole bunch of extremely ignorant, lazy people looking for an easy, two-bit, one-lining, straight talking, know-nothing, "I'm just being cute, not racist" candidate instead of working hard to learn what the issues are, who the candidates are, and who has the best approach to solving the issues facing our State.

Kinky ought to get out of the race now.

Anyone who thinks this is funny.... (3.00 / 1)
"Anyone who thinks he is a racist simply does not understand this type of humor."

Anyone who thinks this is some type of humor simply must not understand they are a racist.

Condescension (0.00 / 0)
Who are you to call someone else a racist?  I said in an earlier post that I'm voting for Chris Bell, and I'm doing so DESPITE the Polituburo political correctness police that are supporing him.  A headline that describes Kinky's "latest" racist slur and then references a 25 year old joke at the expense of bigoted Houstonians, is misleading at best and a down right lie at worst.  We do ourselves (Bell supporters) no favor by trying to demonize Kinky supporters who agree with us on 90% of the issues and are very like to vote Democratic in the down ballot races.  If our nominee can't win without calling his opponent a racist and grabbing 25 year old, out of context qoutes to do it, we are in sorry shape indeed. 

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