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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    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.
    You are officially notified that it is indeed highly offensive to those who it refers to. If you continue to use it, it would make you a ****ing asshole.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You are officially notified that it is indeed highly offensive to those who it refers to. If you continue to use it, it would make you a ****ing asshole.

    Says you. Others, right in this thread even, say different.

    So does the dictionary.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    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.
    Niggardly isn't offensive and has no relation to an offensive term, it just sounds like one.

    "Jew down" is obviously offensive and shouldn't be used, and it's a perfect example of why retarded is offensive. It uses real people as an insult.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    The smitten look in Glen's eye was just too much for me to take.
    Did he look like he was gonna cry? 'Cause I'll watch it if he cries.

    He's my crybaby hero

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Did he look like he was gonna cry? 'Cause I'll watch it if he cries.

    He's my crybaby hero

    Naw, he didn't cry this time.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Says you
    says the shrivers

    wow, even my classiest friend

    i'm surprised

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Says you. Others, right in this thread even, say different.

    So does the dictionary.
    What, that it's offensive to mentally retarded people?

    Yes, says me - and says them. No dictionary can change that, nor anyone on this thread unless they are mentally retarded or have family or friends who are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    What, that it's offensive to mentally retarded people?

    Yes, says me - and says them. No dictionary can change that, nor anyone on this thread unless they are mentally retarded or have family or friends who are.

    They do. Read the thread.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    says the shrivers

    wow, even my classiest friend

    i'm surprised

    The Shrivers don't speak for me, my friend.


    It ain't polite, but it ain't out of bounds. And, since he wasn't trying to be polite - the word that preceded the 'retarded' makes THAT clear, AND he said it behind closed doors, THE END.


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

    except the doors didn't remain closed

    white house doors rarely do

    rahm needs to grow up

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