The Hill's Sex Diarist Reveals All (Well, Some)
"The church is only open on Sunday and you can't keep asking Jesus to do things for you. You can't keep saying that God will find a way. God is tired of you," Cosby declared to loud applause.
"I wasn't there when God was saying it, I am making this up, but it sounds like what God would say. In all of this work we can not blame white people. White people don't live over there; they close up the shop early. The Korean ones don't know us well enough, so they stay open 24 hours."
On fashion: "People putting their clothes on backwards: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong? . . . People with their hats on backwards, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something, or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up to the crack and got all type of needles [piercings] going through her body? What part of Africa did this come from? Those people are not Africans; they don't know a damn thing about Africa.
"With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail. Brown versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back. We have to go in there -- forget about telling your child to go into the Peace Corps -- it is right around the corner. They are standing on the corner and they can't speak English."
On sports heroes: "Basketball players -- multimillionaires -- can't write a paragraph. Football players -- multimillionaires -- can't read. Yes, multimillionaires. Well, Brown versus Board of Education: Where are we today? They paved the way, but what did we do with it? That white man, he's laughing. He's got to be laughing: 50 percent drop out, the rest of them are in prison."
On teenage sex: "Five, six children -- same woman -- eight, 10 different husbands or whatever. Pretty soon you are going to have DNA cards to tell who you are making love to. You don't know who this is. It might be your grandmother. I am telling you, they're young enough! Hey, you have a baby when you are 12; your baby turns 13 and has a baby. How old are you? Huh? Grandmother! By the time you are 12 you can have sex with your grandmother, you keep those numbers coming. I'm just predicting. . . .
"What is it -- young girls getting after a girl who wants to remain a virgin? Who are these sick black people and where do they come from and why haven't they been parented to shut up? This is a sickness, ladies and gentlemen."
This Date in Gossip
28 years ago:
Scandal erupts when a young woman on the staff of Rep. Wayne L. Hays (D-Ohio) tells The Post that her $14,000-a-year job on the Hill had only one requirement: to keep her boss, the powerful chairman of the House Administration Committee, sexually satisfied. "I can't type, I can't file, I can't even answer the phone," Elizabeth Ray declared. "Supposedly I'm on the oversight committee. But I call it the Out-of-Sight Committee." Her work schedule consisted of a few hours at the office one or two days a week, and hurried dates with Hays. "He never stops in [my] living room," she said of their after-dinner encounters. "He walks right into the bedroom and he watches the digital clock. He's home by 9:30."
Hays, who had remarried just five weeks before the story broke, denied having an affair with Ray. "Hell's fire!" he told The Post. "I'm a very happily married man." The denial didn't stand up, and Hays, after an overdose of sleeping pills, was forced to resign the following September.
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Jessica Cutler was fired from her Senate job, after being "outed" by the Wonkette blogger, Anna Marie Cox.
(Bill O'Leary - The Washington Post)
_____Bill Cosby on Civil Rights_____
Audio: The following are edited excerpts from Bill Cosby's speech on Monday, May 17, 2004, at the NAACP's gala to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision.
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