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    Re: Paula Deen Fired[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Empie, the big red letters and wild exaggerations are what I'm referring to, not necessarily your viewpoint on the subject.
    Okay Chrissy, I'm big-time busted!

    I plead guilty to the "big red letters" and throw myself on the mercy of the court_

    But! I strongly deny the charge of "wild exaggerations" and demand an acquittal_

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    You're appealing to a popular reaction to something to establish legitimacy. Which might be the dumbest argument possible. Being that all manner of things may offend the majority, while lacking any real basis for such.

    Hell, 20 years ago, the overwhelming majority was offended by homosexuality and atheism.
    The word is offensive. That is why people get offended.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired[W:223]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    Captain, I suggest cracking a book on basic logic. If I called some ignorant redneck or piece of ghetto trash "a Homo sapien" they would likely be offended. But ignorant reactions hardly serve as proof of anything, and obviously context matters
    Language is words in context.

    Calling people a racial slur is offensive. It really is just that simple.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by SassySmartie View Post
    Right. Your answer is to pretend it never happened, that's how things get better...

    Firstly, her testimony was part of a lawsuit of a PATTERN of behavior by Deen and her brother that were discriminatory in the way they ran their business. Which, by the way, racial discrimination and sexual harassment are illegal. Deen is accused of looking the other way when many staff complained about their working conditions. Her losing the show on food network is a just a secondary consequence to how she and her brother conducted themselves as business owners.
    Always best to wait until the conclusion of a lawsuit before attacking anyone over allegations in the initial pleadings.

    Generally, particularly when the defendant has a lot to lose because of public reaction, the plaintiff attorneys will file outrageously exaggerated and unprovable claims in an attempt to force the defendant to immediately settle in order to avoid the devastating consequences of the adverse publicity that a trial always brings to public figures.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by SassySmartie View Post
    Actually, she is being sued by her WHITE general manager who witnessed the racial discrimination and alleges that she suffered sexual harassment from Deen's brother. She also claims that Deen ignored the problems despite numerous complaints. So I guess that means people should stop hiring white people?
    Sure. Fire all the honky's. LOL!

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Always best to wait until the conclusion of a lawsuit before attacking anyone over allegations in the initial pleadings.

    Generally, particularly when the defendant has a lot to lose because of public reaction, the plaintiff attorneys will file outrageously exaggerated and unprovable claims in an attempt to force the defendant to immediately settle in order to avoid the devastating consequences of the adverse publicity that a trial always brings to public figures.
    I didn't attack anyone. I am stating the facts. Her quotes were from her sworn deposition, her own words, so what she said isn't a "publicity stunt" of the plaintiff, but Deen's own words.
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Sure. Fire all the honky's. LOL!
    I'm just pointing out how ridiculous it sounds to say employers won't hire black people now and your response:

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Ray410 might be on to something. If someone wanted to take me through the laundry for saying a word some years ago, I, personally, would avoid them like the plague.
    That basically you'd avoid the people responsible for the suit. Just wanted to make sure you knew it was a white person, so you can avoid the right people.
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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by SassySmartie View Post
    I'm just pointing out how ridiculous it sounds to say employers won't hire black people now and your response:



    That basically you'd avoid the people responsible for the suit. Just wanted to make sure you knew it was a white person, so you can avoid the right people.
    Thanks Sassie! If I see one coming my way I'll go the other direction.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Kane View Post
    Paula Deen is a staunch Right Winger, pro-war fascist.

    It could be argued that Hillarys callous disregard for Arabs in her Middle East policy of exterminating civillians on a massive scale in Libya and Syria is similar to Nazis blatant human rights violations, which viewed other races as inferior and inconsequential.

    Don't forget - Hillary did vote and support the war in Iraq.

    Maybe Paula Deen and Hillary would like to hang out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    This thread is about Paula Deen. Try to pay attention.
    Look at the similarities.

    They're both racist.

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    Re: Paula Deen Fired

    "I IS WHAT I IS AND I'M NOT CHANGING!!!!"

    What kind of nonsense is that? Better yet, what kind of English is that?

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