View Poll Results: Is it okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died?

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  • Its never okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died.

    10 17.24%
  • Its okay as long as everybody generally agrees that individual was a despicable person.

    4 6.90%
  • Its okay as long as you think that person was despicable.

    23 39.66%
  • other

    21 36.21%
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    Re: Is it okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died?

    I don't think that being hospitalized or dead gives someone some kind of protected status against being spoken ill of. Say what you will about them.

    Celebrating the fact that they're hospitalized or dying is another matter.
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    Re: Is it okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died?

    If it's the truth then I have no problem with it at all. The reality is that some people are truly despicable and neither their death nor their ill health changes that. There is nothing wrong with the truth.
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    Re: Is it okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died?

    I voted for the ominous "other" for the following reason:

    It's okay to make fun of someone who is sick or just died provided that you have no respect whatsoever for them or for those who hold that person dear.

    After all, "despicable" is a subjective (and somewhat less honest) evaluation which really means what I just said.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Is it okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Zombie Ted Kennedy will come and get you if you speak ill of the Democratic dead!
    Congratulations to Ted Kennedy for 90 days without a drink!

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    Re: Is it okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Congratulations to Ted Kennedy for 90 days without a drink!
    I don't think anyone can even top that one..whew.

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    Re: Is it okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died?

    To Me, it makes no difference it it is right or wrong, I just don't do it. and I don't kick a Man when he is down either. I'm better than that.
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    Re: Is it okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died?

    To me, I don't like making moral decisions for people. I try not to do it, but that is my personal decision.
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    Re: Is it okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died?

    I'm just going to go ahead and Godwin this thread: everyone here will agree it's okay to speak ill of Hitler, so what bar of evil does someone have to reach before we all agree that's acceptable?

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    Re: Is it okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died?

    I have nothing bad to say about Hitler either. He was a Soldier doing what he felt was right for his people.---I think he was misguided, but what do I know? Gods that other guy, he makes those calls. I just drinks cold beers, and grins.
    Last edited by Skateguy; 01-01-10 at 02:20 PM.
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    Re: Is it okay to speak ill of those who are hospitalized or just died?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    I have nothing bad to say about Hitler either. He was a Soldier doing what he felt was right for his people.---I think he was misguided, but what do I know?
    Well, considering that Hitler is one of the standards by which we judge evil, that would put your position in one of such minority that it makes little to no sense. What you should probably be concerned about is the statement that "Hitler was misguided" is a catchphrase of Neo-Nazis (when they acknowledge that the holocaust happened at all). If you want to stick by that, it's really no skin off my back what some anonymous internet person thinks, but you might want to think on that.

    And misguided by who?
    Last edited by Cardinal; 01-01-10 at 02:21 PM.

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