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

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    That's a load of crap. You can't prove that.

    Someone already posted a good example in this thread of Ann Coulter using the term in an insulting way.
    HOLY ****! Stop the presses! Ann Coulter was insulting!
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    That's a load of crap. You can't prove that.

    Someone already posted a good example in this thread of Ann Coulter using the term in an insulting way.
    Ann Coulter is a loud mouthed bitch whom no one is forced to listen to. Ann Coulter is also a pundit who gets paid to mouth off by people who want to hear her mouth off.

    She isn't even comparable to Emanuel.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    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.



    Wait I'm confused:



    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.



    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.


    What are confused about?


    re⋅tard
      /rɪˈtɑrd, for 1–3, 5; ˈritɑrd for 4/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ri-tahrd, for 1–3, 5; ree-tahrd for 4] Show IPA
    –verb (used with object)
    1. to make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede.
    –verb (used without object)
    2. to be delayed.
    –noun
    3. a slowing down, diminution, or hindrance, as in a machine.
    4. Slang: Disparaging.
    a. a mentally retarded person.
    b. a person who is stupid, obtuse, or ineffective in some way: a hopeless social retard.
    5. Automotive, Machinery. an adjustment made in the setting of the distributor of an internal-combustion engine so that the spark for ignition in each cylinder is generated later in the cycle.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/retarded



    I'm pretty sure he meant to be both disparaging, and convey their ineffectiveness. He did both.


    Seems like your dictionary is not very complete. Do you have a link to your source?
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    HOLY ****! Stop the presses! Ann Coulter was insulting!
    It proves that this isn't just liberals, which was my point. Don't be a jerk.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Ann Coulter is a loud mouthed bitch whom no one is forced to listen to. Ann Coulter is also a pundit who gets paid to mouth off by people who want to hear her mouth off.

    She isn't even comparable to Emanuel.
    She's not a liberal though. So this isn't just about liberals. So stop saying it is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How does any of the choices she made to have her baby back in Alaska, her home, have anything to do with this thread? Other than your glaring motivation to just smear and denigrate without adding anything of value to the topic, that is...

    Tell you what...if I create a thread for the PDS crowd to just go to and throw mindless, ranting insults out at Palin...a special playpen for you guys to just go in there and rave and mouthfoam away to your heart's content...can we keep the legitimate Palin threads on point?

    Okay . That sounds fair.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    She's not a liberal though. So this isn't just about liberals. So stop saying it is.
    I don't recall ever saying it was just about liberals. Start reading and stop reacting.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    This kind of reminds me of this:

    Vice President Dick Cheney apologized Monday for what his spokeswoman called "an inappropriate attempt at humor" that implied that inbreeding is common among West Virginians, a remark that elicited outrage from the state's senior senator.

    Asked during a question-and-answer session at the National Press Club about the fact that a search of his family tree found he is a distant relative of Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential front-runner, Cheney said the two politicians were unlikely to hold a family reunion.

    He said that the Cheney line on his father's side of the family dates to 1630's, and a Cheney family line on his mother's side dates to the 1650's.

    "So, I had Cheneys on both sides of the family - and we don't even live in West Virginia," Cheney cracked. After pausing for laughter from the crowd, Cheney added, "You can say those things when you're not running for re-election."
    Another one of those moments where someone should tell the offended party to "lighten the hell up...what...did did that strike a nerve? No forks in your family tree?"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    geez...thats silly...didnt the president say he himself bowled like a retard?

    Rahm's a retard, what can I say?
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Yeah and no one really accused him of having any discretion and class either.


    LOL! Now there is something we can agree on !!

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