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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Yes, I am on a soapbox, and you might snicker and call me a hysterical female.
    I am indeed snickering. And I do think you're hysterical.

    On the topic of the actual apology, I thought it was fine. He should've done that instead of the funny half-apology he originally did, but honestly, I blame the Palins for turning it into what it has become. If not for them blustering over it all week, most people would've forgotten about the joke 10 minutes after hearing it. People who didn't watch the show would probably never have heard about it at all. The Palins daughter(s) might never have heard it or been embarassed by it, their friends might never have heard it or teased them about it, and we would all be talking about something else right now.

    Instead, because of the Palins making a big deal over it in the media, everyone has heard the joke multiple times, probably the Palins daughter(s) more than most, and they're probably incredibly embarassed by it.

    Btw, whoever said Letterman was afraid of getting fired...

    And, I think, through all of this, we have failed to ask one very important question at the heart of this issue, which is... where is Alex Rodriguez' apology?! Stadium boy deserves one too!

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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Wait wait wait wait....

    I can understand blaming the Palin's a bit for keeping this prolonged and in the news cycle, essentially airing their distaste for it in such a public way that for a week anyone that may've not heard about it the first day DEFINITELY heard about it by the end of teh week...

    But it seems your ONLY blaming the victem here while mostly giving Letterman a pass. Yes, the Palin's may've handled it poorly, but they would not have been in the position to handle it poorly if Letterman didn't try to pull their daughter into a pregnancy/sex joke. The blame for this goes to Letterman, with part of the blame for the length of it going to the way Palin's handled it. Your one sided nature of your lecture seemed odd.

    And no one cares about A-roid. He probably was to busy doing another semi-nude magazine spread and jabbing needles in his ass to notice.

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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    What amazes me most is how Palin is willing to use her dysfunctional family as a political "tool" to gain more air time on national tv. It is funny that this "scandal" suddenly popped just about the time where Palin was a non story in the mainstream media. Now all of a sudden she is all over the freaking place it seems, spewing her airhead comments about everything and clearly showing a total lack of knowledge about almost everything.
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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    I am always amazed how a joke about a woman becomes demeaning to all women. This woman is never offended or has felt demeaned based on any joke about a woman or even all women. Sorry, but if the shoe doesn't fit, I'm not trying it on. No one can demean you unless you let them.

    I'd call that self confidence in being a woman.

    As to the reference about igloo girl--who cares? It says more about the person using that terminology than it does about anything else.
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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Letterman should lose his job. He is a sick pervert. He should join Imus in the television hall of shame. Apology not accepted.

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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Tell me, what race do Alaskans belong to?




    How about "cultural and geographical bigotry".
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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Let's be honest is there any apology from Letterman that the right would accept? I'm guessing not.








    The Associated Press: Sarah Palin accepts David Letterman's apology



    Do you want to retract this statement now, or later?
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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    "Igloo Girl" sure sounds to me like somebody is demeaning Eskimos. Racism plain and simple.

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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    No. "ice queen" refers to her personality. "Shrub" is another word for a bush.

    Calling anyone from Alaska Igloo Girl (I'm forgetting the word girl for a moment) is a slam on where she lives as though "all them people up theya" live in igloos. It's like saying all black people live in "the hood," Asians are "rice hut people" or anyone from Kentucky is "backwoods moonshine shack boy." It's prejudice, and if it's not OK for some peoples, it's shouldn't be OK with others.

    And please don't tell me the OP didn't mean to demean her or the people of Alaska with colorful nickname.
    She is correct. The OP is a racist slur.

    Palin is married to a man of Alaskan Native American ancestry so therefore also are her children. Igloo girl is a clearly a racial slur and is for no other purpose. If it acceptable to call Palin “igloo girl” then it equally acceptable to call Obama “plantation boy.” Both are founded in racial prejudice and the joy some find in racial slurs.

    So many trying to laugh at StandUp for complaining demonstrates just how popular racial slurs remain for many people including on this forum.

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    Re: Letterman- Apology take 2

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    She is correct. The OP is a racist slur.

    Palin is married to a man of Alaskan Native American ancestry so therefore also are her children. Igloo girl is a clearly a racial slur and is for no other purpose. If it acceptable to call Palin “igloo girl” then it equally acceptable to call Obama “plantation boy.” Both are founded in racial prejudice and the joy some find in racial slurs.

    So many trying to laugh at StandUp for complaining demonstrates just how popular racial slurs remain for many people including on this forum.
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