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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I would like them to stand up for my first amendment rights to say "Brown bagging it" when I am referring to my damn lunch that I am bringing from home.

    This is political correctness on crack here.

    Wait, can I say "crack" even because it may refer to a minority on drugs?
    but that is my point, what do you expect the ACLU, or any other entity, to do about this
    stupidity cannot be outlawed
    and this is nothing more than stupidity
    there is nothing illegal for the ACLU to address ... but if you have found it, please share it with us
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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    but that is my point, what do you expect the ACLU, or any other entity, to do about this
    stupidity cannot be outlawed
    and this is nothing more than stupidity
    there is nothing illegal for the ACLU to address ... but if you have found it, please share it with us
    Violation of the first amendment.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Violation of the first amendment.
    this is the employer's directions to its employees for their official usage
    nothing different than any other employer outlawing use of the terms **** and ****, only a tad more stupid
    again, stupidity cannot (unfortunately) be outlawed
    nothing in the law prevents the city of seattle from issuing stupid directions to its staff - for official business
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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So "citizen" is an offensive word now. Can't say "brown bag", "dinosaur", "birthday", "Halloween".....

    What next? Are they going to outlaw "creepy ass cracka", too?

    We've got to be near the Apocalypse.
    Keep on watching us, keep on constraining us, keep infringing upon our rights; this is what government does. You don't control it, and it does exactly these things. So take control of the government and stop it. It's your Republic, keep it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Keep on watching us, keep on constraining us, keep infringing upon our rights; this is what government does. You don't control it, and it does exactly these things. So take control of the government and stop it. It's your Republic, keep it.
    nothing here deprives you or any other citizen of their rights
    seattle has only imposed a stupid restriction on terms/expressions which cannot be used for official business purposes
    this infringes on your rights to free speech as much as the employer prohibiting use of personal cells phones in the work place
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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    nothing here deprives you or any other citizen of their rights
    seattle has only imposed a stupid restriction on terms/expressions which cannot be used for official business purposes
    this infringes on your rights to free speech as much as the employer prohibiting use of personal cells phones in the work place
    Yup, nothing to see here....move along.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    was i ever wrong in that speculation.
    apologies!
    here is the correct excerpt from the linked faux news article:
    Who gives a rats ass if it's expensive, the first ammendment is there to protect offensive speech.

    Not happy make you feel good speech.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Who gives a rats ass if it's expensive, the first ammendment is there to protect offensive speech.

    Not happy make you feel good speech.
    don't know your age, so it is possible you have not entered the work force and are unable to recognize that when your employer tells you there are certain words/expressions you cannot use you will be expected to heed the employer's directive. the first amendment protects your right to free speech, but that does not trump your employer's right to restrict your speech while you are conducting official business
    certainly, you can still insist on exercising your first amendment right, such that you say those things the employer has placed out of bounds while on the clock. but do not be surprised when you are then without a job for having violated the employer's edict
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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    don't know your age, so it is possible you
    have not entered the work force and are unable to recognize that when your employer tells you there are certain words/expressions you cannot use you will be expected to heed the employer's directive. the first amendment protects your right to free speech, but that does not trump your employer's right to restrict your speech while you are conducting official business
    certainly, you can still insist on exercising your first amendment right, such that you say those things the employer has placed out of bounds while on the clock. but do not be surprised when you are then without a job for having violated the employer's edict
    Oh please.

    I'm obviously a mature individual, I'm a Conservative.

    Your example may apply if those words were actually offensive.

    But a Govt entity arbitrarilly passing laws or edicts against speech like the word " brown bag" exceeds the pale of common sense and I bet a dime to a dollar dollar that their new list of "offensive" words will be challenged.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Oh please.

    I'm obviously a mature individual, I'm a Conservative.

    Your example may apply if those words were actually offensive.

    But a Govt entity arbitrarilly passing laws or edicts against speech like the word " brown bag" exceeds the pale of common sense and I bet a dime to a dollar dollar that their new list of "offensive" words will be challenged.
    the forbidding of those expressions is stupid as hell
    but notice such stupidity is neither a violation of law or the bill of rights
    so sure, mock the stupidity
    but don't share in the stupidity and insist there is anything unlawful about it
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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