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7.21.2006

Valuing Life

From the (normally) boring Morning News blog: The DMN Web site is lighting up with reader comments about this morning's story on Sarah Anne Walker [who is pretty and white] and why she has gotten so much more media attention than other women who were murdered in July [one pictured to the right]. Basic question is whether society values the life of attractive people or white people more than average-looking people or various people of color. We couldn't be that shallow, could we?

92 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes we could. Sad isn't it.

greta said...

It never fails that the "Afro Americans" are always the ones to point this out to "White People".

greta said...

Even if we only spoke about the "Afro Americans" on the news they still wouldn't be happy. They will always find something we are doing wrong. After all, we owe them everything!!!!!!

Reagan RIP said...

Greta, please be politically correct and refer to us as "Euro Americans". Thank you.

clue patrol said...

Just like the woman who was shot in Decatur and then the story trailed off to nothing. Oh, she did warrant a page three update when she actually died.

greta said...

I am never politically correct. I shop at Wal-Mart

Reagan RIP said...

Greta, When we blame them for high crime rates, 70% babies out of wedlock and a drain on social programs we are called rascists, so what do you expect?

greta said...

Blame, are you kidding me.... blame. They have proven themselves.

Anonymous said...

Of course, we ARE that shallow! People like greta2424 make me sick to my stomach. It's people like her/him that continue to perpetuate these ridiculous racist ideas. Consider that cases of Lacy Peterson and Elizabeth Smart. These cases were on the news constantly, even though at the exact same time....there were many other children and women missing that got NO media attention. America is that shallow and we will have to answer for it eventually.

reagan rip has openly admitted to being a racist, therefore he's a nobody in my book.

Anonymous said...

clue patrol, i remember that. if she was a blonde, teddy roosevelt would be dug up and reanimated to ride across the border and find her killer.

Reagan RIP said...

Check out the past history of Ms. Lewis. 25 years old and 4 chilrun. Previously charged with burglary and robbery. Sounds like she was a good hard working member of society. Anonomous posters are nobodies in my book also.

greta said...

Racist... Then I am racist against Euro Americans too.. because we aslo have idiots amoung us.

Reagan RIP said...

If pointing out the obvious is being rascist, sign me up.

Reagan RIP said...

Get em Greta.

reagan rip said...

i like big butts and i cannot lie

Reagan RIP said...

Were democrats rascists when they opposed the civil rights act that the Republicans passed into law?

Anonymous said...

Will you still kiss my ass reagan rip, even though it's not big?

TXsharon said...

Get ready! Jack Abramoff trials are coming up!

Reagan RIP said...

Just as soon as clueless patrol gets his nose out of it.

Reagan RIP said...

Harry Reid, run for the hills.

TXsharon said...

Let's see...how are the neocons doing with the black voters?

About 2% in the last polls.

I'll be sure to bookmark this thread.

Thanks! Appreciate the help!

Anonymous said...

I'd rather you kiss it. Something tells me that your a good ass kisser. Do you have a wife?

TXsharon said...

Nice try. Reid's in the clear.

: )

See ya at the polls.

Reagan RIP said...

No I don't. I just use your wife.

Reagan RIP said...

Harry Reid is in the clear according to Harry Reid. Bring a crying towel with you to the polls.

Anonymous said...

I am a white girl who thinks most of these comments are stupid. Who cares what color you are. Skin us all and we ALL bleed the same color.
It is a shame that there is truth to some getting more news coverage than others.
Racsism and hatred is like a cancer that we spread to our children. It's a shame and it just makes me sad!

reagan rip said...

i'm really a closeted liberal.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a wife. I am a woman.

Reagan RIP said...

But in the liberal world, you can still be a woman and have a wife.

Anonymous said...

Two kids already? Boyfriend? Massage "therapist"? There is often a very REAL thread connecting women killed to the type of lifestyle they lead. We may learn more about the real estate agent. But I think it's the "she didn't bring this upon herself" value that makes a story show up over some woman with 6 kids and five different daddies being killed while standing on a crack corner.

Anonymous said...

anon 2:40...I'm 2:38 and I think we can both take him!!!!!!anyone else want on board????

Anonymous said...

We have already taken him, he just doesn't realize it yet.

Reagan RIP said...

There you go 2:40, I think we just found you a wife.

Anonymous said...

BITE ME REAGAN!

Reagan RIP said...

I would but I don't want your wife to get jealous

clue patrol said...

2:48PM, the real estate agent had two different baby daddies, divorced twice, and liked to bone young guys.

No, she lived a pious life alright. Then there is the fact that she was a real estate agent and drove a Jaguar. Oh, there was the massive amount of debt, too. Poor judgement, indeed.

Don't think that because she lived and worked in an upscale area that she is any different or the people are any less villainous.

But all can be forgiven if you throw money around. raygun's old buddy Ken Lay was called a saint at his funeral despite what he did. How charming.

Anonymous said...

Reagan Rip, Do you have a real job or do you just sit around spewing BS while living off your wife's paycheck?

Anonymous said...

anon @ 2:48, congrats on posting one of the stupidest comments ever. Every life is valuable. The rich real estate agent did not deserve death any more than the woman with 6 kids deserved to die.

Barry, you really know how to post subjects that piss me off. Thanks, my homework appreciates it, since I can't seem to get it done after reading some of the comments here.

Reagan RIP said...

I don't need her money. I get gas well royalty checks. Thanks for asking though.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I've experimented with women, but prefer a man.

Reagan RIP said...

Ken Lay? Oh yea, he was Clinton's golfing buddy.

reagan rip said...

i really make my living clubbing baby seals. they also keep me warm in the winter months.

Anonymous said...

Reagan rip probably isn't getting any and that explains a lot of the frustration. That can do crazy things to men.

clue patrol said...

raygun, Dumbya made a video love note to Lay. Golf is often used to humiliate people, video love notes not so much.

Anonymous said...

Reagan.......I can't be her wife because I am married. It's not a suprise your not married!
I just pray your not a relative!

Clue patrol..you are right. We all have skeletons in our closet or have done things we are not proud of.
Think reagan will be called a saint at his funeral some day??

greta said...

Exactly Anon 2:58

TXsharon said...

Everybody please write this on a post-it so RR won't have to keep reminding us:

HE GETS GAS WELL ROYALTY CHECKS

so he doesn't have anything to do all day.

Kinda sad.

Reagan RIP said...

A woman experimenting with another woman would explain your thinking. Why does a pit bull refrain from biting a woman suffering from PMS? Professional courtesy.

Anonymous said...

If something happens every day, it's not news. That's the simple reason. It's not black, yellow, white. Rich real estate agents aren't stabbed 27 times each day. Black people kill each other all the time. So it's no more newsworthy than if another child porn story were to break in Wise County, or another fatal wreck happened.

reagan rip said...

the truth of the matter is that i am too fat to move. i control my computer through moving my 200lb. man boobs.

i live with my mother still who helps me wipe my butt with a rag on a stick.

Anonymous said...

Reagan is an ass!

Anonymous said...

RR isn't getting any...Hahaha. We all know you have had a fantasy of being with another man. Maybe Bush? EWWWWW!

Anonymous said...

Lack of sex does crazy things to people. Would you agree Barry?

Anonymous said...

It would take a big strong manly man to lift those man boobs. puke, puke!

Anonymous said...

Well then, maybe he should use that stick his mommy wipes his butt with......wouldn't that be getting some....thing!

greta said...

Funny - Sick, but funny

reagan rip said...

i'd like to respond to the accusation that i do not partake in sexual intercourse.

i didn't really want to admit this because with all the false machismo facade i put up, but i love big black men. my butt is a two-way street, and only for black limoseens!

ps. i need a new richard roundtree love doll

Anonymous said...

Oh, I get it. Mommy must have a black stick! Sorry that I was confused!

Anonymous said...

In my humble opnion, and it is only that, an opinion...I don't think that the lack of recogniton for other women who died during the same period as Sarah Anne Walker was a race issue at all. I think it's just life. She was well known...and of course money and her lavish lifestyle helped her get that way. But it's the same as all the celebrities getting the coverage they do...they're well known. It doesn't mean that one life is valued over another...it's just life. If Oprah Winfrey dies on the same day I do, I bet she gets more media coverage...doesn't mean her life is more valuable than mine, or even that it's a race issue...LIFE.

Anonymous said...

Are reagan rip and greta the same person? How sad to live in their small little worlds. America is made better by all the different cultures and races. We are great because we continue to help those in need not because of laws that dictate morality. That is what the Pharisees did and Christ told them that the laws were meaningless-- it was how they treated each other that was important. When we as a nation stopping helping the poor, elderly, or those in need of refuge that is when we will fall from grace. I feel sad for each of the victims and their families.

greta said...

I am rolling in the floor - RR. Stop It! I will never get all this billing done before 5.

Anonymous said...

Reagan Rip, you have made several snide references to those of us who choose to be anonymous on this board.

Just how much information is available about YOU to the rest of us?

Perhaps you can help us learn more when we click on your bright blue name.

Anybody who would post three times in a row certainly is a self lover.

Reagan RIP said...

To the imposter who is using my blog name, I will no longer use my blog name again. I am going to blog under the name anonymous, just like all the other faceless idiots on here so that you won't know who is debuking your idiotic posts. Say goodbye to your favorite Conservative. It was a fun ride.

Anonymous said...

Thank you anon 3:25
You have a wonderful day!:)

Anonymous said...

Sorry you can dish it out but not take it!

GOODBYE!

Anonymous said...

Hate to see you go RR. You brought alot of insight to this blog.

Anonymous said...

Good-bye. No hard feelings.

Anonymous said...

Well one thing we can't accuse Barry of, and that is posting ONLY pics of attractive women - though they do outnumber the others.

Now we know he posted the big woman to make all fatties feel accepted by society. Yeah, sure.

People will do anything to get attention.

Especially us anons.

Anonymous said...

Hey RR - all you need to do to find out who all anonymous posters are is to call Barry.

He knows.

greta said...

Thanks alot ANON's!

I knew I was right, there are idiots among us. I'll admit I am an idiot at times too.

Lighten up!

Don't be such hard butts. Laugh a little will ya?

Anonymous said...

why do the afros have cry? they are the ones who have to have their own NAACP awards and even miss african america pagents. why? but if we had our own white awards, they would prolly burn down the country.

i can stand it or their hidious beliefs

Anonymous said...

let's see...
one woman was killed crying catfish,
one was stuffed in the trunk of a car,
and one was stabbed 27 times while working.

i think its clear which one is the most shocking, and shock value is what we want to read.

the afros need to get a clue here.

Anonymous said...

I love you RR! Come back!!

Anonymous said...

This blog just won't be the same without you....

Anonymous said...

No....it will be so much better now without RR!!!

bigcatdaddy said...

Looks like I missed all the fun today while I was at work.

75 comments....wow.

I'm not even gonna try to join this discussion....reading all the previous posts would give me "tired head".

Anonymous said...

Big cat daddy I am so glad to see you. I thought the blog had gone to reagan rip alone. I was afraid that he had ran off the commentators that I enjoy. I for one hope finds another blog to destroy. Rip please find another home!

goober said...

Well Barry, you really steppedinitthis time!

Anonymous said...

Funny I was the one that got barry to stop leaving his comment!

Geeting rid of one liberial at a time!!!!!!

It works!!!!!!!!

TXsharon said...

RR please show me where you have ever debunked any post.

comment4U said...

Good lord...80 friggin' comments? There's clearly an audience just waiting for that "controversial" bid to get them going....whew! And, sh*t, haven't even read them all yet...

Anonymous said...

"African American" is the most ridiculous label ever developed. How many blacks in the Metroplex have ever been in Africa? Reparations? Please. "African Americans" ought to be paying European-Americans in THANK YOU money for seeing to it they ARE NOT living in the hell hole of Sudan or someplace. And what about a white person born in Egypt? Or South Africa? Or anywhere in Africa? Is that white person also "African American"? I would think so. Which is why using a GEOGRAPHIC reference as a label for a race is JUST SO STUPID.

Anonymous said...

Can we at least all agree that ice cream is delicious? Everybody loves ice cream!

Anonymous said...

txsharon, that would be all of them

Kat said...

Barry has finally found a post that is about to beat out the two postings on David Walker. David Walker got up to 113 comments between the two.

Anonymous said...

This is the sad part of living in Wise county. We are such a great place - but w/outspoken idiots.

reagan rip said...

i just want to say i love txsharon. i want to have her manbabies.

and your point is? said...

Reagan Rip, I have to admit it. You come up with some good (hard) points. Man, you can sure ruffle some feathers....(hehe)

and your point is? said...

Whoa....I just finished reading all these posts!! It took me twenty minutes to read, and laugh hysterically at the conversation!

reaganrip, I have to give you "thumbs up" for a good end to my so-so evening.

Anonymous said...

And your point is, Reagan Rip is no longer with us. An imposter ruined it for everyone so anytime you see him, it is a reagan rip wannabe without the intellect. So rest in peace, Reagan.

LoveLit said...

"Afros" is a horrible term to use when referring to African Americans. And when you ask a caucasian person about their heritage, they trace back to somewhere in Europe (usually). We all came from somewhere else...is it really that important whether or not a black person chooses to hold on to their heritage when identifying their race? Sheeesh. Maybe we should all try to be a bit more accepting and a bit less critical of everyone. The loss of both women is tragic, but like another blogger stated, one is high profile because of the social status of the victim...such is the media.

Anonymous said...

NO, the mega church got the most response.