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Steve Gilliard, 1964-2007

It is with tremendous sadness that we must convey the news that Steve Gilliard, editor and publisher of The News Blog, passed away June 2, 2007. He was 42.

To those who have come to trust The News Blog and its insightful, brash and unapologetic editorial tone, we have Steve to thank from the bottom of our hearts. Steve helped lead many discussions that mattered to all of us, and he tackled subjects and interest categories where others feared to tread.

Please keep Steve's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Steve meant so much to us.

We will miss him terribly.

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A few rules

You mean the Sen doesn't dress
like this?

Some white people may be confused on what doesn't constitute a compliment. So let me illustrate what minorities think when the following is said.

1) You are well spoken

Oh, really. I guess those years I spent in college were well spent. Stupid motherfucker, when did you ever meet an accountant who say "yo dog, let me see your files"

2)You speak English so well

Yes, most Ivy grads do, you moron. You know, not-white people have been here for a few hundred years

3) You're really articulate

Really? I guess that must be rare on Harvard Law Review.

4) Wow, you play......where did you learn that

Between crack deals with my mom's boyfriend, you ignorant fuck.

5) You're not like those others

Filthy fucking niggers which destroy everything