Dark Clouds were words included in a headline on article about Obama at HuffPost.<br><br>Something in my mind said, "That is an insulting name for a black person!"<br><br>Why? In my youth, people referred to black people in a group as a lot of 'black clouds' passing by, etc. I suppose it was meant o be funny or something.<br><br>Anyone else recall that or did my mind work overtime on this?<br><br><br><br>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/25/dark-clouds-obama-assassi_n_121327.html<br><br><br><br>
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Dark Clouds - a prelude to bad weather. Used in colloquialism to indicate an ominous situation is brewing. Has nothing to do with race.<br><br>Black Hole - a spacial mass that has sufficient gravity to prevent light escaping (hence it looks black). The gravity will suck all surrounding matter into the mass.<br><br>Way too much reading into phrases what is not intended. I suppose we need to give it about 10 years and people will start complaining that Hurricane Laquisha is racist too.<br><br>I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
_________________________ I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
Okay guys. I Googled and looked at lots of pages and found no reference to what I thought. I think it was a nightmare I had and thought to actually have happened or something like that. Sorry 'bout that.<br><br><br><br>You know what! While this is not important and I do not care to be politically correct, I thought of another use of dark clouds I recall from my youth.<br><br>As we drove through a town with all black inhabitants in South Jersey, when seeing a group standing on a corner we'd remark, "Looks like it is going to rain. See all those black clouds?" Referring to the black folks standing there.<br><br>Maybe the sayings got no further than Millville, New Jersey...<br><br>I'm not going to delete this . . . it use to irritate the hello out of Joshua when I did that! <br><br>Being misunderstood these days and screwing up things said and unsaid is such a mess nowadays!<br><br>Peace to you all.<br><br><br><br>
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