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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

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    She is such a friggin' retard.
    Fear is a terrible emotion to base your conclusions. Look how the hate is spewed forth...automatically.

    She shoves the knife and twists it politically into the Chief of Staff and has him apologizing and on the defense.

    She's brilliant. She's a pit bull.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    And do I hear outrage over and stones? Sorry Dems, there's an ol saying

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Here's what I find funny and may have to research a bit later....

    Who in this thread that either Defended or Condemned phases like "He Jewed me down" or "He's being niggardly" or "You got gyped" or "You're an indian-giver" or other such words that are not to uncommon idiomatically and are more often meant as slang as purposefully racist these days and yet are doing the opposite here.

    I applaud MyOwnDrum for at least being consistant.

    But from what I'm seeing for some....commonly used slang or idioms that they dislike are highly offensive, but aren't for others and vise versa.

    If the republicans has been refusing to pass the budget and Emanuel said "They need to stop being so ****ing Niggardly" would that be okay with you? Or what if he refered to the republicans bargaining down of the Healthcare bill to have lesser national coverage as the republicans "****ing jewing them down"? Would some in here be defending them as they defended it in the other thread? Would some be condemning him as they did in the other? Or would partisan lines be shown as people tried to rationalize it away.

    Is it possibly because in general jews can speak up for slurs against them, and blacks can speak up for slurs against them, etc their slurs arel ooked at as something you shouldn't say even though its moved beyond purely racist intent...but since often the mentally handicapped can't then its fine to throw their slur around.

    (I personally feel the same way as I did in the toher thread. Poor tact if he did it in a crowd, but not necessarly bad. I'd feel different if he said this to the press core rather than apparently somewhere he figured was relatively private)

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'


    Palin and Political Correctness



    Sarah Palin -- who demanded that White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel be fired for using the word "retarded" -- told Glenn Beck just a few weeks ago that she was worried about the United States turning into a country where people couldn't use words that were "politically incorrect."

    The discussion takes part around 4:30 into the video clip.

    Here's the interview with Glenn Beck:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsgVc0vXNKk&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube- Glenn Beck Interviews Sarah Palin - PART3[/ame]


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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Here's what I find funny and may have to research a bit later....

    Who in this thread that either Defended or Condemned phases like "He Jewed me down" or "He's being niggardly" or "You got gyped" or "You're an indian-giver" or other such words that are not to uncommon idiomatically and are more often meant as slang as purposefully racist these days and yet are doing the opposite here.

    I applaud MyOwnDrum for at least being consistant.

    But from what I'm seeing for some....commonly used slang or idioms that they dislike are highly offensive, but aren't for others and vise versa.

    If the republicans has been refusing to pass the budget and Emanuel said "They need to stop being so ****ing Niggardly" would that be okay with you? Or what if he refered to the republicans bargaining down of the Healthcare bill to have lesser national coverage as the republicans "****ing jewing them down"? Would some in here be defending them as they defended it in the other thread? Would some be condemning him as they did in the other? Or would partisan lines be shown as people tried to rationalize it away.

    Is it possibly because in general jews can speak up for slurs against them, and blacks can speak up for slurs against them, etc their slurs arel ooked at as something you shouldn't say even though its moved beyond purely racist intent...but since often the mentally handicapped can't then its fine to throw their slur around.

    (I personally feel the same way as I did in the toher thread. Poor tact if he did it in a crowd, but not necessarly bad. I'd feel different if he said this to the press core rather than apparently somewhere he figured was relatively private)

    Niggardly is not offensive. Jew and Indian don't have another meaning. Nigger-rig is offensive. Everything is a matter of degree, not every disparaging comment is a racial or ethnic or whatever slur. Simply being disparaging, or not polite, does not make a thing out of bounds.


    Palin is a retarded hypocrite for calling for Rahm's firing when she was just condeming political correctness two weeks ago. The fact that one thing IS out of bounds does not make all things out of bounds.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post

    Palin and Political Correctness



    Sarah Palin -- who demanded that White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel be fired for using the word "retarded" -- told Glenn Beck just a few weeks ago that she was worried about the United States turning into a country where people couldn't use words that were "politically incorrect."

    The discussion takes part around 4:30 into the video clip.

    Here's the interview with Glenn Beck:

    YouTube- Glenn Beck Interviews Sarah Palin - PART3


    Read more: Palin and Political Correctness -- Political Wire
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    It's DIFFERENT when people use words she takes offense to.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post

    Palin and Political Correctness



    Sarah Palin -- who demanded that White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel be fired for using the word "retarded" -- told Glenn Beck just a few weeks ago that she was worried about the United States turning into a country where people couldn't use words that were "politically incorrect."

    The discussion takes part around 4:30 into the video clip.

    Here's the interview with Glenn Beck:

    YouTube- Glenn Beck Interviews Sarah Palin - PART3


    Read more: Palin and Political Correctness -- Political Wire
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Here's what I find funny and may have to research a bit later....

    Who in this thread that either Defended or Condemned phases like "He Jewed me down" or "He's being niggardly" or "You got gyped" or "You're an indian-giver" or other such words that are not to uncommon idiomatically and are more often meant as slang as purposefully racist these days and yet are doing the opposite here.

    I applaud MyOwnDrum for at least being consistant.

    But from what I'm seeing for some....commonly used slang or idioms that they dislike are highly offensive, but aren't for others and vise versa.

    If the republicans has been refusing to pass the budget and Emanuel said "They need to stop being so ****ing Niggardly" would that be okay with you? Or what if he refered to the republicans bargaining down of the Healthcare bill to have lesser national coverage as the republicans "****ing jewing them down"? Would some in here be defending them as they defended it in the other thread? Would some be condemning him as they did in the other? Or would partisan lines be shown as people tried to rationalize it away.

    Is it possibly because in general jews can speak up for slurs against them, and blacks can speak up for slurs against them, etc their slurs arel ooked at as something you shouldn't say even though its moved beyond purely racist intent...but since often the mentally handicapped can't then its fine to throw their slur around.

    (I personally feel the same way as I did in the toher thread. Poor tact if he did it in a crowd, but not necessarly bad. I'd feel different if he said this to the press core rather than apparently somewhere he figured was relatively private)
    Not all slurs are created equal. But with the two specific examples you cited, I wouldn't have a problem. "Niggardly" isn't a slur at all, as its etymology has nothing to do with the word nigger. And I definitely wouldn't have a problem with Rahm Emanuel saying "jewed me down." For one thing, he's Jewish. But as I indicated in the other thread, it's just a mildly offensive phrase that I don't really care much about anyway. "Retarded" barely even registers on my offense-meter. I use the word myself. Now if he had come out and used the N-word on some congressman, that might be a different matter. Although even then, my level of offense would depend on the context, and probably wouldn't be high enough to call for his resignation.

    In general, people who get offended over politicians using poorly chosen words (especially behind closed doors) are ****ing retarded.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    there's really no excuse for the president and his chief of staff to use language so disparaging to so many americans

    shame

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    This is dumb. We can't even use the word 'retarded' to describe a mentally retarded person anymore because people use it as slang.
    Except that's not true. It is still an official medical term and is still used, though it is rapidly being abandoned because of the slang use.

    And hey, why is it okay to use it as slang in the first place? Will we start using the new term as slang, and then have to come up with yet another one?

    I have a child with mental retardation or whatever you want to call it, and I know many adults with it, and believe me, it is VERY offensive and belittling to them.

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