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    What is this? 1960? Some of the more disturbing quotes-

    "I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," Bardwell told the Associated Press on Thursday. "I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else."

    "I've been a justice of the peace for 34 years and I don't think I've mistreated anybody," Bardwell said. "I've made some mistakes, but you have too. I didn't tell this couple they couldn't get married. I just told them I wouldn't do it."

    "There is a problem with both groups accepting a child from such a marriage," Bardwell said. "I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it."

    There you go...thinking again. Who cares what you think, do your freaking job!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091016/ap_ ... ial_rebuff
    phsstt!

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    Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    Bardwell said. "I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it."
    They suffer? What exactly is he thinking?

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    • #3
      Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

      Originally posted by SQUACKEE
      "I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way
      Well, there's the disconnect right there. He's in denial. If he had just said, "I'm a racist. I don't believe in mixing the races that way" we'd have a nice straightforward piece of communication, and we could deal with it very easily by taking away his JoP certification.

      Originally posted by Daisy
      Originally posted by SQUACKEE
      Bardwell said. "I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it."
      They suffer? What exactly is he thinking?
      He's thinking there's other racists like himself who will discriminate against them.

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      • #4
        Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

        Originally posted by Marlow
        Originally posted by Daisy
        Originally posted by SQUACKEE
        Bardwell said. "I think those children suffer and I won't help put them through it."
        They suffer? What exactly is he thinking?
        He's thinking there's other racists like himself who will discriminate against them.
        Well if that's the case maybe they'll get the hell out of his town. Then they won't have to suffer anymore. Is Tiger Woods suffering? Obama doesn't seem to be suffering much. Not only is this guy in denial he has delusions of grandeur.

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        • #5
          He is painting himself as a saviour, a saint when he actually is evil and sick.
          phsstt!

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          • #6
            Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

            Originally posted by Daisy
            Well if that's the case maybe they'll get the hell out of his town. Then they won't have to suffer anymore. Is Tiger Woods suffering? Obama doesn't seem to be suffering much. Not only is this guy in denial he has delusions of grandeur.
            As long as there is racism, there will be discrimination against 'mixed marriage' children, so in that regard, he's could be right in some circumstances. But . . . as a representative of the government (JoP), that is NOT his concern. His concern is to do his job and NOT discriminate (which is exactly what he did do).

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            • #7
              Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

              Originally posted by Marlow
              Originally posted by Daisy
              Well if that's the case maybe they'll get the hell out of his town. Then they won't have to suffer anymore. Is Tiger Woods suffering? Obama doesn't seem to be suffering much. Not only is this guy in denial he has delusions of grandeur.
              As long as there is racism, there will be discrimination against 'mixed marriage' children, so in that regard, he's could be right in some circumstances. But . . . as a representative of the government (JoP), that is NOT his concern. His concern is to do his job and NOT discriminate (which is exactly what he did do).
              He broke the law, plain and simple. His logic is rather suspect. Because there does exist racism he is gonna perform a racist act to save the child from racism.
              phsstt!

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              • #8
                In my wife's native village, an Eastern/Greek Orthodox and a Roman Catholic was an unthinkable of mixed marriage. LMAO.
                "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                • #9
                  There are many people i have meet in Connecticut who hate "New Yorkers"!!!

                  Probably wouldnt condone a mix marraige of these two states.
                  phsstt!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pego
                    In my wife's native village, an Eastern/Greek Orthodox and a Roman Catholic was an unthinkable of mixed marriage.
                    THAT, I understand! Who would think that marriage COULD succeed?! :twisted:

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                    • #11
                      Hey, it is obvious the judge is not a racist - he let piles and piles of black folks use his bathroom . . .

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                      • #12
                        Guess I can scratch off his district as a wedding destination...

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                        • #13
                          Re: Interracial couple denied marriage license in La.

                          Bardwell estimates that he has refused to marry about four couples during his career, all in the past 2 1/2 years.
                          I wonder if those three couples were denied for the same reason. Article sure implies it. Let's see if the Louisiana Judiciary Committee will actually do something about it. I doubt it since the man has been a JoP for 34 years...

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                          • #14
                            What I've observed over the years is that there is a very broad range of the definitions of racism based on people's life experiences. This JOP probably sees racists as people who are riding around on horses wearing white sheets and swastikas and swinging a noose. I actually had a co-worker tell me once that since Strom Thurmond had a Black daughter, that proves he wasn't a racist. When Jesse Helms died, there was a heated debate on FOX News with a couple of the panelists calling him a racist and Fred Barnes defending him and declaring that "he didn't have a racist bone in his body".

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                            • #15
                              Sounds like he's not as well qualified as the Justice O'Peace character played by Archie Campbell on Hee Haw.

                              Ah, they don't make shows like that anymore, do they? Too bad.

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