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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.
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    I doubt it.


    I don't. aps is passionate, not partisan.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I don't. aps is passionate, not partisan.
    No, aps is consummately partisan. Doesn't mean I don't like her, but let's not be dishonest about how deeply her idealogies affect her judgment and objectivity.

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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.

    This, of course, is MY opinion.

    As pointed out by someone else in this thread, the word "idiot" is even worse than retarded.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    No, aps is consummately partisan. Doesn't mean I don't like her, but let's not be dishonest about how deeply her idealogies affect her judgment and objectivity.

    I guess I haven't seen it, as yet.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    When is it acceptable?
    When used properly. Such as Bonsai Trees are actually mature trees. They are small as the use of wire and other objects RETARDS their growth.

    Notice the term RETARDS or even RETARDED could be used and NOT be a insult. Even when dealing with Mental Issues, Retarded is a proper term. It was never meant to be used as a insult.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    That's an interesting comment you made. Hmmmm. If I heard my son (or some other family member) being diagnosed with "mental retardation," would I find the word "retard" more offensive as a result? I might.

    As an aside, I think Rahm sounded like an asshole in using the terms he did. Come on. You work in the White House. Show some effing class and don't use profanity and yell and scream. I was disappointed when Obama picked him as his COS.

    He is a potty mouthed pig. As such, he is not unique in political life. He wasn't speaking in public, it was to a private meeting.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I guess I haven't seen it, as yet.
    Yes you did. Right here in this thread where she denied any offense at a word that used the "n" word in it just to be able to maintain her position against Palin speaking out.

    It was kind of pathetic how quickly she sold out any sense of value when it comes to issues of racism and bigotry just to maintain a point. She didn't have to go about it that way to maintain her point either...but it's hard to make those judgment calls when you are prone to knee-jerk partisanship.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    He is a potty mouthed pig. As such, he is not unique in political life. He wasn't speaking in public, it was to a private meeting.
    Is it really a private meeting when it is in an official capacity to our elected public officials?

    I just think he lacked any sort of professionalism at all.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    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?"
    I can't stand Dick Cheney and THAT was hilarious!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I can't stand Dick Cheney and THAT was hilarious!
    I hate Dick Cheney, too. At least we can agree on that today. Reptilian asshole is what he is.

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