Willie Nelson defends Shirley Sherrod

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Willie Nelson defends Shirley Sherrod
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Sun, 07-25-2010 - 1:13am

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/78433/willie-nelson-one-of-the-first-to-come-to-the-defe?ref=sitemap


One of the first people to come to the defense of SHIRLEY SHERROD, who lost her job earlier this week at the DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE because a video tape was altered, was Country icon and FARM AID founder WILLIE NELSON.


SHIRLEY SHERROD has been a great friend to me, FARM AID and family farmers for 25 years,” said NELSON.


"While all family farmers in our country face an uphill battle to stay on their land, growing good food for rest of us, black farmers have lost their land at an alarming rate, faster than any other family farmers. Lending discrimination and inequities in agriculture programs are largely responsible for the shrinking number of black farmers,” NELSON added.


Before joining the DEPT. of AGRICULTURE, SHERROD was the Director of the GEORGIA FIELD OFFICE for the FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN COOPERTIVES/LAND ASSISTANCE FUND, where her and WILLIE first met.

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Registered: 03-20-2010
Sun, 07-25-2010 - 11:10pm
ok - :)
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Registered: 02-28-2010
Sun, 07-25-2010 - 9:37pm

hey burgy - I'm as lib as they come.

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Registered: 03-20-2010
Sun, 07-25-2010 - 9:31pm

Hmm, I gotcha.

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Registered: 02-28-2010
Sun, 07-25-2010 - 9:22pm
n/t
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Registered: 07-21-2010
Sun, 07-25-2010 - 4:55pm
Yeah, Sherrod's a racist.
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Registered: 10-28-2009
Sun, 07-25-2010 - 1:45pm
LOL! That was completely predictable.
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Registered: 03-20-2010
Sun, 07-25-2010 - 10:29am
You forgot to mention that Willie is white.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 07-25-2010 - 10:15am
Yeah, good ol' doobie smokin', tax evadin' Willie. God love him.
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