(Sydney) Activist is hunting for cheese. An anti-racism campaigner will take his fight to Coon cheese after winning a nine-year battle to erase the word ‘‘ nigger’’ from a sports ground yesterday.
Queensland Sports Minister Judy Spence said the Toowoomba Sports Ground Trust had agreed the word would not be used ‘‘ anywhere’’ on the grounds after the E.S. ‘‘ Nigger’’ Brown Stand — named after an international rugby player — was demolished.
The fight to remove the name has been fought almost single handedly by Aboriginal academic Stephen Hagan, who took his battle as far as the UN.
Mr Hagan said he would now focus his effort on fighting Dairy Farmers’ Coon cheese.
‘‘ Dairy Farmers said it was named after Edward Coon, who revolutionised the speeding process of making cheese,’’ he said. ‘‘ But I’ve questioned the authenticity of that story.’’
Mr Hagan claims the cheese used to have a black wraparound and was named ‘‘ Coon’’ as a joke.
‘‘ I want Dairy Farmers to show me the evidence of Edward Coon being given an honorary doctorate and what year he received that honorary doctorate,’’ he said. ‘‘ If they can prove to me that Edward Coon was a famous cheese maker, I will drop my campaign.
‘‘ If they can’t do it, I’m going to fight them all the way, just like I did with Nigger Brown.
Vest needs to know what alternative names could replace this icoonic cheese label, something like A B Original Cheddar.
Round about the eighties, Charles Perkins, a past Australian Aborigine spokes person, made a suggestion to J Laws a well known but now retired talk show host, that, all names of Cities Towns villages, rivers roads and public places, should adopt Aborigine names. I am uncertain of the reply from J Laws to Charlie Perkins, but it would not be too difficult to guess.
John Laws 'Lawsy' has retired, a replacement to equal him will never be found.
"I wonder what will be said about me"
Monday, 29 September 2008
Cheesed off, because Coon isn't in tune anymore.
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Hi vesty, I dont know much about this stuff on your blog lately. I dont like guns anyway. That nigger word we dont hear in Oz as a rule,its one of them nasty American words.
Hope you are well, Luvs ya Kate.x
hey mr vest that Charlie Perkins geezer was not a true blue abo mate, he was more white than black and lived real comfy in a big house with a pool. how are you now.
You mentioned your aorta valve was crook.
Kate: The nigger word is a dirivation of the place name NIGER,the niger area on the west African coast line, now predominantly Nigeria. We can assume the slaves extracted from this region during the 16th to 19th century's were reffered to as nigers, the extra G being added later, possibly by U/S Confederate rednecks.
Wally: Chas Perkins was into Perks you might say, his lifestyle did not add up to most of the people he was entrusted to represent.
Wally, I am waiting for confirmation on the findings of the specialist this coming Monday the 6th Oct, when all will be revealed - Hopefully as the pollies say.
u r resorting to commenting on your own post
u learned from K it seems
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Sub prime lending, a populist move by Bush is the reason
The property market crashed
The Banks took a hit
Bush tried a 70 Billion bailout
Congress rejected the move
it amounts to saving reckless gamblers
Now the US and whole damn World is in a mess
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I love COON Cheese :) but certainly not the N word!
Ah vesty old mate, never short of a pun. ICOONIC label, And A B Original. Clever dick.
How come u dont go polly tickle Vest ?
Jimmy: polytickle? Can't be done,
I suffer from Shag a lot syndrome.
S chool tie,deficit.
H onesty, too much.
A ge, too old.
G od, I'm not.
A s an autocrat, ok.
L oyal I am.
O ctogenarian I am.
T heologian i'm not.
my girl is in USA
My dear friend Maria is in pain
Please guys pray for Maria
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Oh Vestie, those expressions might have innocent roots but man are they ugly now.
OW About.Racoon cheddar, or Matured mousetrap ripened tasty desert boot flavoured coonabo bunghole.
A Chas Perkins favourite.
The last three of the dozen or so books I had a few days ago; are staying put with me. One of them is spoken for, the remaining two wrapped and saved. I shall not be wasting my precious time making pennies from selling books. All future sales will be from the publisher or B&N and Amazon. info is available from me for purchasing details. The two people who failed to send their address, after several requests, need not bother, I have no time for ditherer's, particularly number stackers.
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