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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I'm sorry if you think I'm breaking down because honestly it seems more like to me you're getting a whooping.
    From who?

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You don't consider peoples rights when you interact with them? That explains a lot.
    My argument isn't about rights. I never said "I don't consider people's rights." I'd rather talk about what I actually said. Why don't you want to do that?

    You believe in being intolerant of somebody talking, truth. There's a big difference between somebody saying something stupid and doing something stupid, truth. I can forgive others for their ignorant expressions it's called tolerance and following the law, truth.
    I never said anything about the law because it's irrelevant to my argument. I'd rather talk about what I actually said. Why don't you want to do that?

    How are you going to get rid of all racism in your life without being a tyrant?
    I never said anything about "trying to get rid of all the racism in my life"? I'd rather talk about what I actually said. Why don't you want to do that?

    You're intolerant and condemning to any opinion that varies from your own.
    Not true. I am intolerant of racism, as I said. Why would you distort my words like that?

    By continually over reacting to intolerance you become a victim to it.
    "Overreacting" is a subjective judgment. I react the way I believe is appropriate. Your opinion on whether it's too much is irrelevant to me.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Also, you hedged on this question, so I'd like you answer it. If you accuse me of doing something, it's only fair that you show me how I did it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Nobody said anything about people not having the right to express themselves.
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    Sure you did when you said you don't tolerate someone expressing their racist opinion.
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    Please explain to me how not tolerating racism in my own life is the same thing as denying people their rights.
    Again, I'd like to know how not tolerating racism in my life denies people their rights.
    Last edited by ThePlayDrive; 06-24-13 at 01:36 PM. Reason: typo

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You don't consider peoples rights when you interact with them? That explains a lot.

    You believe in being intolerant of somebody talking, truth. There's a big difference between somebody saying something stupid and doing something stupid, truth. I can forgive others for their ignorant expressions it's called tolerance and following the law, truth.

    How are you going to get rid of all racism in your life without being a tyrant? You're intolerant and condemning to any opinion that varies from your own. By continually over reacting to intolerance you become a victim to it.
    Not to overwhelm you even more, but I have another question. How are you defining intolerance? Does mere expression of displeasure and criticism count as intolerance?

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    you seem to have a knack for missing the point of posts, don't you? also, it'll help if you read not only responses to your posts, but yours as well ...
    frankly, this story really shouldn't be getting this kind of attention ... I'll move on in fact ... take care ... enjoy your time with your black friends (I got some too just in case someone tries to call me a racist) ...
    So if I dont see the big deal with Paul Deen, I must be a racist.
    I missed no point, the post that I responded to were fulling intent on calling me a racist. But since that is probably not allowed on the forum. They tip toed around it just enough.
    The friends I have that are black are part of our family, not just friends. So keep trying your hardest to make a racist out of me.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    So if I dont see the big deal with Paul Deen, I must be a racist.
    I missed no point, the post that I responded to were fulling intent on calling me a racist. But since that is probably not allowed on the forum. They tip toed around it just enough.
    The friends I have that are black are part of our family, not just friends. So keep trying your hardest to make a racist out of me.
    Crue, I have no interest in knowing whether you're a racist or not (although your comment on how African Americans have to approve raised a red flag for me), but a little advice - the "some of my best friends are black" response doesn't help make the point you're trying to make ... take care ...

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    Crue, I have no interest in knowing whether you're a racist or not (although your comment on how African Americans have to approve raised a red flag for me), but a little advice - the "some of my best friends are black" response doesn't help make the point you're trying to make ... take care ...
    Oh please, I didnt use the weak "some of my best friends are black" statement. Not only are they friends but they are family.
    And also dont tell me that the Al Shaprtons and Jesse Jacksons of the world are not top flight race baiters who stir up the offended masses.
    And plenty of blacks feel the same way.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    From who?
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    My argument isn't about rights. I never said "I don't consider people's rights." I'd rather talk about what I actually said. Why don't you want to do that?


    I never said anything about the law because it's irrelevant to my argument. I'd rather talk about what I actually said. Why don't you want to do that?


    I never said anything about "trying to get rid of all the racism in my life"? I'd rather talk about what I actually said. Why don't you want to do that?


    Not true. I am intolerant of racism, as I said. Why would you distort my words like that?


    "Overreacting" is a subjective judgment. I react the way I believe is appropriate. Your opinion on whether it's too much is irrelevant to me.
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    Also, you hedged on this question, so I'd like you answer it. If you accuse me of doing something, it's only fair that you show me how I did it.


    Again, I'd like to know how not tolerating racism in my life denies people their rights.
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    Not to overwhelm you even more, but I have another question. How are you defining intolerance? Does mere expression of displeasure and criticism count as intolerance?
    Let me first say, "ThePlayDrive doth protest too much, methinks."

    I believe you are allowed to express your distaste for racism anyway you please within the bounds of the law. My problem is with how eager people are to cast the first stone at the slightest appearance of political incorrectness. The person in question did ask for forgiveness and though she should have repercussions I'm not quick to write people off who ask for lenience. If she did it again, then I'd be less likely to believe her but still I'm not a fan of unfair persecution.

    I know as a public figure we're held to tighter scrutiny but at least let the punishment fit the crime. I don't give stupid talk any more power than it really deserves. When I degrade my relatives for racist talk by rolling my eyes, turning my head and dismissively flipping my hand it's far more effective at humbling them than a verbal attack giving them credence for self defense.

    Do a stretch in prison and see how the yard is divided. Strictly by race, whether you like it or not and that's a reality. Preach intolerance in there and they'll teach you about conformity. And society is in danger of the opposite type of mob mentality when we overreact to others who don't conform.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Can't she just parlay this into her own show on Sirius satellite?

    Howard Stern says offensive crap and he's getting paaaaaaaaaaaaaid on satellite radio.

    So she uses racial slurs. Big whoop. It has little to nothing to do with her craft, other than she cooks more like a southern black woman anyway. How she is not 400 pounds is beyond me.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Not to overwhelm you even more, but I have another question. How are you defining intolerance? Does mere expression of displeasure and criticism count as intolerance?
    What you really should be asking is why the people whining about having public shame over the consequences of using racially insulting words feel that everyone should be forced to like them despite making an effort to be a jerk. I can be a jerk, but if someone doesn't like me for it then I made the choice and they have the choice not to like me. I actually am probably well aware when i am offensive that person won't like me and probably want to offend them. You would have to be a grade A moron to use the N word as a white person and think nothing of it. Paula had to know she was being an offensive ass, and being a professional person she should have been well aware the word had no place in a professional working environment. If you are going to joke around with your bigot friends do it in private because in the workplace you are required to get along with people and do your job. It offends people, and you can bitch and moan about it, but that has no place in working. On top of that use of the word will lower others opinions of you. There is nothing illegal about a person not liking you for being a foul mouthed twat. Yet for some reason it seems some people around here want everyone to tolerate their dick behavior.

    Some people around here need to realize you have to tolerate others for being of different race, and that is because it is not a choice or something you can change. Your willful behavior as a jerk is not something you are incapable of changing and therefor can most certainly be discriminated against, especially in a job where public opinion is directly related to your marketability. You know, like putting on a cooking show where you want people to watch and like you, even the black ones.

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