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    Wis. candidate can't use controversial description

    " A legislative candidate from Wisconsin can't use a profane, racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot, an election oversight board decided Wednesday.

    Ieshuh Griffin, an independent running for a downtown Milwaukee seat in the state Assembly, wants to use the phrase, 'NOT the 'whiteman's b----.''

    But the state's Government Accountability Board voted to bar that wording, agreeing with a staff recommendation that it is pejorative and therefore not allowed."

    Should this be allowed? I agree with a point made in the article. If a white person stated, 'NOT the 'blackman's b----.'', there would be no question of its racial content.

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    Re: Wis. candidate can't use controversial description

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    " A legislative candidate from Wisconsin can't use a profane, racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot, an election oversight board decided Wednesday.

    Ieshuh Griffin, an independent running for a downtown Milwaukee seat in the state Assembly, wants to use the phrase, 'NOT the 'whiteman's b----.''

    But the state's Government Accountability Board voted to bar that wording, agreeing with a staff recommendation that it is pejorative and therefore not allowed."

    Should this be allowed? I agree with a point made in the article. If a white person stated, 'NOT the 'blackman's b----.'', there would be no question of its racial content.

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    Let her use it, it's a sign that she is a true dumb ass.
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    Re: Wis. candidate can't use controversial description

    That's America for ya'. Somebody's always trying to push the envelope. No, I don't think it should be allowed.

    But here's what I find amazing....there were five judges involved; should have been six, but one was absent. She needed 4 votes for the wording to remain. She got three. Here was the reasoning of the three that said it should be allowed:

    Board member Thomas Cane, a retired state appeals court judge, said he didn't find the wording to be "particularly offensive."
    Fellow board member Thomas Barland, who spent 33 years as a circuit court judge in Eau Claire, agreed. "She says a lot in five words," he said. "It wasn't pornographic, it wasn't obscene and I didn't interpret it as racial."Judge Gordon Myse, the board chairman, cast the third vote in favor of Griffin. "Isn't she saying, 'I'm not under the white man's direction? I'm independent of that.' Isn't that what she's saying?" Myse said.
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    Re: Wis. candidate can't use controversial description

    What a moron.

    I also think it begs the question - if she's 'NOT the white man's bitch', then whose bitch is she? Don't leave us hangin', Ms. Griffin!

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    Re: Wis. candidate can't use controversial description

    Black people from Wisconsin are scary. Is that a ****ing weave?

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    If pejorative's are not allowed, they are not allowed. In some ways I agree with HG though, I would love to see him use it and look like an ass doing so.
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    Re: Wis. candidate can't use controversial description

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    " A legislative candidate from Wisconsin can't use a profane, racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot, an election oversight board decided Wednesday.

    Ieshuh Griffin, an independent running for a downtown Milwaukee seat in the state Assembly, wants to use the phrase, 'NOT the 'whiteman's b----.''

    But the state's Government Accountability Board voted to bar that wording, agreeing with a staff recommendation that it is pejorative and therefore not allowed."

    Should this be allowed? I agree with a point made in the article. If a white person stated, 'NOT the 'blackman's b----.'', there would be no question of its racial content.

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    I think it should be allowed, so as to make it very clear to anyone with half a brain that this person is a joke. If she isn't allowed to use that wording, she might accidentally get elected, because people won't know any better. Look at that clown in South Carolina.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If pejorative's are not allowed, they are not allowed. In some ways I agree with HG though, I would love to see him use it and look like an ass doing so.
    It's a her.
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    Re: Wis. candidate can't use controversial description

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Let her use it, it's a sign that she is a true dumb ass.
    But do you really think it would stop her target constituency from voting for her?

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    Re: Wis. candidate can't use controversial description

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's a her.
    What is really sad, is I wondered, but was too lazy to look. My bad, all around.
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    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

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