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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Well you go and tell that to the vast majority of the nation who use the term as a catch all for their right to speak freely.
    I have no cure for ignorance, but I can point it out.
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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I would agree with you if it was the government. It wasn't it was her sponsors that disagreed with what she was saying so they dropped her. If she had said it once or twice then I would have her back in saying that it is kind of silly. But to me saying it eleven times in five minutes, even if trying to make a point, is a bit excessive.
    It's called hyperbole and it is a common literary and rhetorical device. I don't see where she did anything wrong.

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have no cure for ignorance, but I can point it out.
    Ignorance is denying that common language has influence or relevance.

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I see you're feeling frisky this afternoon.
    Meh, I actually have some time to spend hanging with you guys talking about something kinda fun.

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    That's an attack on her right to speak freely, even if it didn't come from the government.
    You've created a right where none exists. The first amendment refers ONLY to government incursions on free speech. The simple fact of the matter is that free speech comes with ramifications, and always has. If you are doing it on the job (and she was), you may suffer financial setbacks as a result of poorly chosen words. Boo-de-****ing-hoo.

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Meh, I actually have some time to spend hanging with you guys talking about something kinda fun.
    I'm always happy to see you, especially because today is my Friday.

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Just because you have the right to free speech doesn't mean you have the right to be free from criticism. And when you're the mouthpiece for a company, business or party... it is understandable that they wouldn't want you tarnishing their image.
    "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, it to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." óJohn Adams

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    You've created a right where none exists. The first amendment refers ONLY to government incursions on free speech. The simple fact of the matter is that free speech comes with ramifications, and always has. If you are doing it on the job (and she was), you may suffer financial setbacks as a result of poorly chosen words. Boo-de-****ing-hoo.
    If the right to speak freely weren't considered pure and positive and an ownership of the citizen, then the government could simply use surrogate organizations to impose a repression of speech. I wonder if you would be so adamant that the right to speak freely isn't pure if this were happening to someone you admired or agreed with.

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Ignorance is denying that common language has influence or relevance.
    Ignorance is more like denying that words have actual meanings, an d trying to excuse poor statements.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Everyone who listens to Dr Laura knows exactly what they are in for when they listen to her. Anyone who calls in knows exactly what may happen if they call in to her show. There is zero excuse for getting butthurt over anything when it comes to listening or interacting with her media persona because it's precisely why people listen and call in.

    I, for the record, can't stand her. But I'm also not gonna complain that she's a bitch when she acted like a bitch. You don't play with a scorpion and then wonder why it stung you.
    the woman who called in may have been naive, becasue she certainly seemed stunned when dr laura let that word fly. once, maybe, but not 11 times. it really sounded like dr laura's brain popped on that one, seriously. she sounded deranged.

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