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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)
    I just don't see why we have to judge this particular incident in how we would feel if it was someone from the opposing party using some word that people could find offensive.

    Based on the facts in this situation, I think Palin is being ridiculous. If Pelosi had made a similar issue with a Republican saying the exact same thing, I would feel exactly the same way.

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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
    She is such a joke!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    Well, let's see. The very first word of this thread is "Palin". So, it would make sense that a response to the OP would include something about...ummm... Palin.

    Second, the OP is all about this Palin character judging another person for his behavior. Seems to me that her behavior would come into play here to see if she has any credibility in judging anybody. Turns out she doesn't. Her actions when she claimed she was in labor illustrate why she is in no position to judge anyone else, for starters. Sorry if I shone a light on your heroine's hypocrisy.
    That's the stupidest thing posted in this thread yet. There was no health risk posed to her or her baby by going home to Alaska unless her contractions were within particular times apart.

    This has nothing to do with the thread topic. Further, your little snipe about her being my "heroine" was unnecessary and only served to prove you don't have a legitimte point to add to this topic. Just mindless sputtering and ranting directed at anyone who gets too close to the throes of your tantrum du jour.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Based on the facts in this situation, I think Palin is being ridiculous. If Pelosi had made a similar issue with a Republican saying the exact same thing, I would feel exactly the same way.
    I doubt it.

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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....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    She is such a joke!
    She is a joke.

    But she happens to be right about this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    She is a joke.

    But she happens to be right about this.
    I can see you feel passionate about this. I am not saying she is wrong. This is her opinion, and she is entitled to it, as are you.

    In my Webster's dictionary, it defines retarded as, "Slow or backward in mental or emotional development or in academic achievement."

    Wow, what an offensive word to call an idea.

    This, of course, is MY opinion.

    As pointed out by someone else in this thread, the word "idiot" is even worse than retarded.
    Last edited by aps; 02-03-10 at 01:31 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    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.
    If not followed by a resignation, it's meaningless.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    there's really no excuse for the president and his chief of staff to use language so disparaging to so many americans

    shame
    Especially considering that the "Americans" he's disparaging are the people that supported their Messiah.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I can see you feel passionate about this. I am not saying she is wrong. This is her opinion, and she is entitled to it, as are you.

    In my Webster's dictionary, it defines retarded as, "Slow or backward in mental or emotional development or in academic achievement."

    Wow, what an offensive word to call an idea.
    The insult version of the term isn't really using that definition though. I think you understand that. Nobody thinks of a dictionary when they use the word. If people hadn't been labeled "retarded" nobody would be using it as an insult. Rahm wouldn't have said "their proposal is slow or backward."

    As pointed out by someone else in this thread, the word "idiot" is even worse than retarded.
    But it's not, because nobody is officially diagnosed as an idiot anymore. Mentally retarded is still very much an official term, though that is changing. And few people remember that idiot was an official term that meant what mentally retarded means now. They know very well who retarded refers to.

    (BTW thanks for not being an asshole about it like so many other people).

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