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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    what's bull to you is self discipline to me and respect for my neighbors

    and I'M not even chief of staff

    there are a thousand more appropriate expressions mr rahm could/should use to make his point

    that he doesn't is sign of his lack of class and shortage of creativity
    You should be on the PC police squad.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    I think people are misreading her intent...she was upset that he compared democrats to retards...an OBVIOUS insult to retards...

    Seriously...Ms Palin is a not ready for prime time player and if she had a brain she would lay low for a few years and learn a little bit about the game. She has about 7 minutes left...

    Just once I would love someone in the government stand up and say..."you know...I know my words upset some people...and the sad truth is...if that upset you...this is going to blow your mind...Im not sorry I sad it. Im only glad you didnt catch some of the other crap I've been saying. So...in response...kiss my ass!"

    At least that would be an honest response...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    **** you, asshole.

    Just words.
    Doesn't bother me

    Hey, do you know any words longer than four asterisks?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I think people are misreading her intent...she was upset that he compared democrats to retards...an OBVIOUS insult to retards...

    Seriously...Ms Palin is a not ready for prime time player and if she had a brain she would lay low for a few years and learn a little bit about the game. She has about 7 minutes left...

    Just once I would love someone in the government stand up and say..."you know...I know my words upset some people...and the sad truth is...if that upset you...this is going to blow your mind...Im not sorry I sad it. Im only glad you didnt catch some of the other crap I've been saying. So...in response...kiss my ass!"


    At least that would be an honest response...

    Sounds like Rahm went the apology route


    Emanuel to discuss use of 'R-word'
    Posted: February 3rd, 2010 10:52 AM ET


    (snip ... )

    Emanuel, known for his coarse language, apologized for the comment, according to a White House official. He will also meet with Shriver and four other disability advocates at the White House on Wednesday.

    "The meeting will be a face-to-face discussion with Rahm Emanuel about the suffering and pain of people with intellectual disabilities that is perpetuated by the use of the terms 'retard' and 'retarded' as well as the damage that can be done by the casual use of the R-word – even if it is not directed toward people with intellectual disabilities," the Special Olympics said in a statement.

    more ...

    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Emanuel to discuss use of ‘R-word’ - Blogs from CNN.com
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Sounds like Rahm went the apology route
    Of course, what other route is there. As President....or the President's Office, small knife insertions by your political opponents must be expected, Rahm and Barack wear big boy pants, they'll get over it.

    Kudos Sarah, makes Rahm look weak and defensive, every point scored critical as we roll into Nov elections.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Doesn't bother me
    But they would bother some people. These words could get you in trouble, or shunned, or arrested, or banned from this forum. Going around saying words are "just words" is lame. It's not the word that matters, it's the meaning and intent.

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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.
    And great resposne and I applaud you for it. You've actually, like the OP, kept consistant across the board instead of ratioanlizing based on partisan lines.

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

    So does the dictionary.
    Wait I'm confused:

    re·tard·ed (rĭ-tär'dĭd)
    adj.
    1. Often Offensive Affected with mental retardation.

    2. Occurring or developing later than desired or expected; delayed.
    I'm confused. Are you trying to tell us that Rham's exclamation about the Democrats proposal being "****ing Retarded" was really supposed to mean that hte proposal was "****ing developing later than desired or expected"?

    or are we to believe his intention was "****ing like a person with mental retardation"

    The first doesn't make sense...

    The second is definitely a slur, albiet one commonly used, meant to compare an inanimate object with a retarded person to insult based on the stereotype that all retarded people are stupid idiots.

    Please, which one of those two definitions was Rham trying to compare the proposal by the Democrats to.

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i think this is a mild example of poor taste, very mild. and i think it's kind of silly for palin to make such a big deal out of it. but then again, i think she's kinda silly.

    "nigger" and "retarded" do not have the same intention attached.
    And, in the staggering opposite of Kand, we have an example of partisan ratioanlization when there's an oppertunity to attack the other side. Nigger-rigged said between a few friends without any intention of being racist, that's horrible and aweful and bad. Retarded stated by the chief of staff of the POTUS with no intention to insult people with mental disabilities, well that's just very very very mild cause you know, Palin has an issue with it and I'd look silly if I was even relatively consistant and still blasting her for it. Is there perhaps a difference between nigger and retarded? I imagine it'll differ if you ask a mentally handicapped person and a black person, and which of those you ask. At the same time, I'd concede the former is generally viewed as worse than the latter, but from the extreme disdain you show for one to the mild, mild, mild view of the other makes me highly question the intellectual honesty of your weighting system.

    My position is the same on all. I'm not a fan of political correctness. I don't care too much what people say in their free time and I think INTENT is far more important than what a word is. I think its idiotic and hypocritical for Palin who bitches about political correctness to then harp on this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I did answer the question. Sorry that you don't think I did. *shrugs shoulders*
    I just think you have shown yourself to be highly dishonest in your "analysis" of this issue. I would be willing to bet my right hand that if the phrase I used as an example were used by a republican or had been brought to light by anyone other than Palin, you would be screaming like a howler monkey for the speaker's head.

    It's a shame you can be so blinded by your idealogy. It's also laughable that you whine about my supposed lack of objectivity considering how blatantly you just lied and sold out every value you have when it comes to equality and bigotry just to try to score points in a debate. It actually made you look absurd and pretty low. Just sayin'.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Music to my ears
    Sorry. I still love ya, man
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    I don't care what they say. I'm only concerned about what they do.
    few care about what you care about

    few care about me

    many are interested in the president and his chief of staff

    he OFFENDS millions

    for what gain?

    he's much better off sticking to the highest road he can perceive and achieve

    or not, no skin off my jewish butt

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