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post #11 of 43 Old 08-03-2007
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Tar Baby???!!?? Man, I missed that the first time I read the article. Even though I know better, I find myself wishing that we were all past the point where people could even think it was OK to name their boats in that manner. Seems to me, it couldn't have happened to a better person. (The last time I felt that was was when Enron went down. I know that a lot of very good people got hurt very badly with that and I do feel sorry for them. However, I worked with some of their vice presidents on their on-line trading system. They were a real piece of work. Enron falling was exactly what they deserved (but ask me how I really feel!))

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What does Tar baby mean?
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Although the term's provenance arose in African folklore, some now consider "tar baby" to have negative connotations revolving around pejorative images of African-Americans.[2] Specific reasons why the term developed negative racial aspects are difficult to identify. In recent years, several politicians who have publicly used the term have encountered some controversy, mocking, and censure from African-American civil rights leaders, members of the popular daily media, and other politicians.
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Tar-Baby was a doll made of tar and turpentine, used to entrap Br'er Rabbit in the second of the Uncle Remus stories. The more that Br'er Rabbit fought the Tar-Baby, the more entangled he became. In contemporary usage a tar baby refers to any "sticky situation" that is only aggravated by efforts to solve it.
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It has a couple of meanings. But, as I recall it refers to a sticky situation. The more you try to handle it, the messier it becomes, like, say, the war in Iraq. But if I'm not mistaken, there's also a negative racial connotation to it.
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OK..if its racial, forget about it...I am not racist. Sorry I asked...
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Reminds me of this one:


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OK..if its racial, forget about it...I am not racist. Sorry I asked...
Yeah, right... You hate Catalina owners. You hate them all, you racist bastard!
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