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Date: 21 Jan 2009 01:54:15
From: Tyrone Hinley
Subject: Serena Williams says she didn't vote for Obama!
http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news;_ylt=Atd1JcA9Rl7LQ0XOgFWj.9M5nYcB?slug=ap-inauguration-sports&prov=ap&type=lgns

On the other side of the world, tennis star Serena Williams followed
preinaugural events on television during the Australian Open, although
she felt it probably was wiser to tape the inauguration rather than
watch it live at 4 a.m. local time.

“I try to stay politically neutral, don’t get involved in worldly
matters,” said Williams, who doesn’t vote because she is a Jehovah’s
Witness. “For me, because I am black, seeing that happen, I would be
blind if I didn’t take interest in it.”

AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Cleveland; Alan Robinson in
Pittsburgh; Jimmy Golen in Boston; Will Graves in Louisville, Ky.;
Doug Tucker in Kansas City, Mo.; and John Pye in Melbourne, Australia;
and AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this
report.






 
Date: 20 Jan 2009 21:42:54
From: Deuce
Subject: Re: Serena Williams says she didn't vote for Obama!
On Jan 20, 7:54=A0pm, tyrone...@aol.com (Tyrone Hinley) wrote:
> http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news;_ylt=3DAtd1JcA9Rl7LQ0XOgFWj.9M5nYcB?sl..=
.
>
> On the other side of the world, tennis star Serena Williams followed
> preinaugural events on television during the Australian Open, although
> she felt it probably was wiser to tape the inauguration rather than
> watch it live at 4 a.m. local time.
>
> =93I try to stay politically neutral, don=92t get involved in worldly
> matters,=94 said Williams, who doesn=92t vote because she is a Jehovah=92=
s
> Witness. =93For me, because I am black, seeing that happen, I would be
> blind if I didn=92t take interest in it.=94
>
> AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Cleveland; Alan Robinson in
> Pittsburgh; Jimmy Golen in Boston; Will Graves in Louisville, Ky.;
> Doug Tucker in Kansas City, Mo.; and John Pye in Melbourne, Australia;
> and AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this
> report.

People who don't vote should have their citizenships revoked. Piece of
shit this woman is. Aarrrghh!!!


  
Date: 24 Jan 2009 17:49:09
From: Ka
Subject: Re: Serena Williams says she didn't vote for Obama!
On Jan 25, 9:28=A0am, jingus <jin...@mindspring.com > wrote:
> Ka wrote:
> > On Jan 25, 3:24 am, jingus <jin...@mindspring.com> wrote:
>
> >>granted the jehovah's witness religion might not believe in voting, but
> >>sometimes religious practices are just dumb - that's true of every
> >>religion. =A0one has to show a certain amount of judgment in understand=
ing
> >>what is and is not important in religious practice rather than to
> >>mindlessly follow practices which don't make sense. =A0for example, som=
e
> >>people literally interpreted the bible as justifying slavery and
> >>segregation. =A0some people still believe that kind of stuff, however, =
i
> >>suspect that many, if not most, people see such beliefs as being dumb.
>
> > ... and you sound as if you had your own 'religion'.
>
> =A0>
>
> the reality of religion is that people do tend to have their own
> 'religion'. =A0that's why you so often have accusations of religious
> hypocricy. =A0it's not that there is an inherent fault in religion; it's
> that people use the same words but people have a tendancy to read their
> own meanings into the words.

Then maybe it's not (only) about religion. People like to believe
whatever they like, and hypocrisy goes with whatever moral standards.


  
Date: 24 Jan 2009 17:20:09
From: Ka
Subject: Re: Serena Williams says she didn't vote for Obama!
On Jan 25, 3:24=A0am, jingus <jin...@mindspring.com > wrote:
> wen...@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>
> > I don't know why you're so surprised. Both VW and SW have said for year=
s
> > that they're Jehovah's Witnesses, and JWs *don't* vote because they don=
't
> > believe in worldly governments, something like that.
>
> ...which is a pretty stupid perspective in my opinion. =A0without the
> political process in the united states and the things that resulted from
> it, venus and serena wouldn't be able do what they are currently doing.
> when you think about it, black people had to die in the wars that the
> white people were fighting in against foreign enemies, and then in
> addition, they had to fight and die against domestic enemies.
>
> when i think about president obama winning the election, the names that
> come to my mind are the lesser known names - like fannie lou hamer who
> refused to be excluded from the 1964 democratic convention and opened
> the doors to black participation in the democratic party.
>
> granted the jehovah's witness religion might not believe in voting, but
> sometimes religious practices are just dumb - that's true of every
> religion. =A0one has to show a certain amount of judgment in understandin=
g
> what is and is not important in religious practice rather than to
> mindlessly follow practices which don't make sense. =A0for example, some
> people literally interpreted the bible as justifying slavery and
> segregation. =A0some people still believe that kind of stuff, however, i
> suspect that many, if not most, people see such beliefs as being dumb.

... and you sound as if you had your own 'religion'.


   
Date: 24 Jan 2009 19:28:38
From: jingus
Subject: Re: Serena Williams says she didn't vote for Obama!
Ka wrote:
> On Jan 25, 3:24 am, jingus <jin...@mindspring.com> wrote:
>
>>granted the jehovah's witness religion might not believe in voting, but
>>sometimes religious practices are just dumb - that's true of every
>>religion. one has to show a certain amount of judgment in understanding
>>what is and is not important in religious practice rather than to
>>mindlessly follow practices which don't make sense. for example, some
>>people literally interpreted the bible as justifying slavery and
>>segregation. some people still believe that kind of stuff, however, i
>>suspect that many, if not most, people see such beliefs as being dumb.
>
> ... and you sound as if you had your own 'religion'.
>

the reality of religion is that people do tend to have their own
'religion'. that's why you so often have accusations of religious
hypocricy. it's not that there is an inherent fault in religion; it's
that people use the same words but people have a tendancy to read their
own meanings into the words.


  
Date: 23 Jan 2009 06:05:53
From:
Subject: Re: Serena Williams says she didn't vote for Obama!
In article
<0c74b27d-2367-4612-b94f-9c197a1a61fe@s9g2000prg.googlegroups.com >,
rubyaddict@hotmail.com (Deuce) wrote:

>
> On Jan 20, 7:54 pm, tyrone...@aol.com (Tyrone Hinley) wrote:
> >
> >
> http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news;_ylt=Atd1JcA9Rl7LQ0XOgFWj.9M5nYcB?s
> l...
> >
> > On the other side of the world, tennis star Serena Williams
> > followed
> > preinaugural events on television during the Australian Open,
> > although
> > she felt it probably was wiser to tape the inauguration rather
> > than
> > watch it live at 4 a.m. local time.
> >
> > _I try to stay politically neutral, don_t get involved in worldly
> > matters,_ said Williams, who doesn_t vote because she is a
> > Jehovah_s
> > Witness. _For me, because I am black, seeing that happen, I would
> > be
> > blind if I didn_t take interest in it._
> >
> > AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Cleveland; Alan Robinson in
> > Pittsburgh; Jimmy Golen in Boston; Will Graves in Louisville, Ky.;
> > Doug Tucker in Kansas City, Mo.; and John Pye in Melbourne,
> > Australia;
> > and AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this
> > report.
>
> People who don't vote should have their citizenships revoked. Piece
> of
> shit this woman is. Aarrrghh!!!

I don't know why you're so surprised. Both VW and SW have said for years
that they're Jehovah's Witnesses, and JWs *don't* vote because they don't
believe in worldly governments, something like that.

wg


   
Date: 24 Jan 2009 13:24:10
From: jingus
Subject: Re: Serena Williams says she didn't vote for Obama!
wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>
> I don't know why you're so surprised. Both VW and SW have said for years
> that they're Jehovah's Witnesses, and JWs *don't* vote because they don't
> believe in worldly governments, something like that.
>

...which is a pretty stupid perspective in my opinion. without the
political process in the united states and the things that resulted from
it, venus and serena wouldn't be able do what they are currently doing.
when you think about it, black people had to die in the wars that the
white people were fighting in against foreign enemies, and then in
addition, they had to fight and die against domestic enemies.

when i think about president obama winning the election, the names that
come to my mind are the lesser known names - like fannie lou hamer who
refused to be excluded from the 1964 democratic convention and opened
the doors to black participation in the democratic party.

granted the jehovah's witness religion might not believe in voting, but
sometimes religious practices are just dumb - that's true of every
religion. one has to show a certain amount of judgment in understanding
what is and is not important in religious practice rather than to
mindlessly follow practices which don't make sense. for example, some
people literally interpreted the bible as justifying slavery and
segregation. some people still believe that kind of stuff, however, i
suspect that many, if not most, people see such beliefs as being dumb.


    
Date: 24 Jan 2009 18:21:07
From:
Subject: Re: Serena Williams says she didn't vote for Obama!
In article <Cc6dncPpVapG9-bUnZ2dnUVZ_g6WnZ2d@earthlink.com >,
jingus@mindspring.com (jingus) wrote:

> granted the jehovah's witness religion might not believe in voting,
> but
> sometimes religious practices are just dumb - that's true of every
> religion. one has to show a certain amount of judgment in
> understanding
> what is and is not important in religious practice rather than to
> mindlessly follow practices which don't make sense. for example,
> some
> people literally interpreted the bible as justifying slavery and
> segregation. some people still believe that kind of stuff,
> however, i
> suspect that many, if not most, people see such beliefs as being
> dumb.

I didn't say it was *smart* of them not to vote; I think it's dumb. But
that they don't is no surprise, given their stated beliefs.

wg


  
Date: 20 Jan 2009 21:50:25
From: Escape_the_Cult_Now
Subject: Re: Serena Williams says she didn't vote for Obama!

"Deuce" <rubyaddict@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:0c74b27d-2367-4612-b94f-9c197a1a61fe@s9g2000prg.googlegroups.com...
On Jan 20, 7:54 pm, tyrone...@aol.com (Tyrone Hinley) wrote:
> http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news;_ylt=Atd1JcA9Rl7LQ0XOgFWj.9M5nYcB?sl...
>
> On the other side of the world, tennis star Serena Williams followed
> preinaugural events on television during the Australian Open, although
> she felt it probably was wiser to tape the inauguration rather than
> watch it live at 4 a.m. local time.
>
> “I try to stay politically neutral, don’t get involved in worldly
> matters,” said Williams, who doesn’t vote because she is a Jehovah’s
> Witness. “For me, because I am black, seeing that happen, I would be
> blind if I didn’t take interest in it.”
>
> AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Cleveland; Alan Robinson in
> Pittsburgh; Jimmy Golen in Boston; Will Graves in Louisville, Ky.;
> Doug Tucker in Kansas City, Mo.; and John Pye in Melbourne, Australia;
> and AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this
> report.

Tyrone the pice of shit wrote: People who don't vote should have their
citizenships revoked. Piece of shit this woman is. Aarrrghh!!!

People who force people what they should do, or how they should think seek
totalitarian governments. Piece of shit you are. Aarrrghh!!!!! Freedom of
choice is part of America, while you, Tyrone are what you accuse others of.




   
Date: 24 Jan 2009 13:58:40
From: The old duffer
Subject: Re: Serena Williams says she didn't vote for Obama!
Cause she's thinking of turning white like mike jackson ????



   
Date: 21 Jan 2009 15:32:40
From:
Subject: Re: Serena Williams says she didn't vote for Obama!
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:50:25 -0800, "Escape_the_Cult_Now"
<killefilz@invalid.invalid > wrote:

>
>"Deuce" <rubyaddict@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:0c74b27d-2367-4612-b94f-9c197a1a61fe@s9g2000prg.googlegroups.com...
>On Jan 20, 7:54 pm, tyrone...@aol.com (Tyrone Hinley) wrote:
>> http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news;_ylt=Atd1JcA9Rl7LQ0XOgFWj.9M5nYcB?sl...
>>
>> On the other side of the world, tennis star Serena Williams followed
>> preinaugural events on television during the Australian Open, although
>> she felt it probably was wiser to tape the inauguration rather than
>> watch it live at 4 a.m. local time.
>>
>> “I try to stay politically neutral, don’t get involved in worldly
>> matters,” said Williams, who doesn’t vote because she is a Jehovah’s
>> Witness. “For me, because I am black, seeing that happen, I would be
>> blind if I didn’t take interest in it.”
>>
>> AP Sports Writers Tom Withers in Cleveland; Alan Robinson in
>> Pittsburgh; Jimmy Golen in Boston; Will Graves in Louisville, Ky.;
>> Doug Tucker in Kansas City, Mo.; and John Pye in Melbourne, Australia;
>> and AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this
>> report.
>
>Tyrone the pice of shit wrote: People who don't vote should have their
>citizenships revoked. Piece of shit this woman is. Aarrrghh!!!
>
>People who force people what they should do, or how they should think seek
>totalitarian governments. Piece of shit you are. Aarrrghh!!!!! Freedom of
>choice is part of America, while you, Tyrone are what you accuse others of.
>
I've got it; she makes too much money to give a shit about politics.
God bless the ugly fat ass bitch.