Politically Correct Thought For Today.....

  • masculumpedes

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    Dec 30, 2009 4:43 PM GMT
    Is calling an illegal alien an "Undocumented Immigrant" the same as calling a drug dealer an "Unlicensed Pharmacist." icon_question.gif
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    Dec 30, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    malefeet saidIs calling an illegal alien an "Undocumented Immigrant" the same as calling a drug dealer an "Unlicensed Pharmacist." icon_question.gif


    Good point, which shows how our justice system does not work. Here in Prince William County, VA, heavily populated with illegals, cops have to wait for them to cause another crime (traffic infraction, etc) before they can look at their identification. I guess being "illegal" is not crime enough.
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    Dec 30, 2009 5:29 PM GMT
    I'm just wondering when this will become an Australia vs. America discussion. You know it will. Just wait. Or maybe it just did....

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    Dec 30, 2009 5:33 PM GMT
    Janet Napolitano takes the all-time PC prize for referring to acts of terrorism as "human-caused disaster."
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    Dec 30, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    Love this definition: "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."
  • Thirdbeach

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    Dec 30, 2009 7:09 PM GMT
    Please don't use the term "politically correct" it offends some people.
    Please use "multi group sensitive language" instead.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 30, 2009 7:15 PM GMT
    malefeet saidIs calling an illegal alien an "Undocumented Immigrant" the same as calling a drug dealer an "Unlicensed Pharmacist." icon_question.gif


    Just one of the many ways people use language to try and alter people's perceptions. The word "homophobia" is the most dramatic example I can think of.
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:28 PM GMT
    "Oh vicodin... how could I ever be mad at you..."
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    It's al bull shit. It was created to repress and controle free speech. It's used as a tool to repress, and a weapon to attack, an illegal immigrant is illegal, no matter what you call it, a homosexual is still a person attracted to the same sex may it be a fag, you use or a fug packer it's all the same at the end of the day.

    In fact banning a word, is what give them power.

    But I'm sorry I'm not sure the homosexual community, well at least in Oz is so insecure that we need political corrects, because a horse's hoof is still a horse's hoof; or just a poof.icon_wink.gif

    Albeit this does not mean to say one lack a sense of manners and politeness.
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    malefeet saidIs calling an illegal alien an "Undocumented Immigrant" the same as calling a drug dealer an "Unlicensed Pharmacist." icon_question.gif


    Just one of the many ways people use language to try and alter people's perceptions. The word "homophobia" is the most dramatic example I can think of.


    What is your definition of homophobia?
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    malefeet saidIs calling an illegal alien an "Undocumented Immigrant" the same as calling a drug dealer an "Unlicensed Pharmacist." icon_question.gif


    Just one of the many ways people use language to try and alter people's perceptions. The word "homophobia" is the most dramatic example I can think of.
    Yes and way over used too.
  • drypin

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    Dec 30, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    It's a good question.

    Why aren't we sexual deviants and perverts anymore?
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:49 PM GMT
    neocons are " selective memory victims" .
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:52 PM GMT
    xassantex saidneocons are " selective memory victims" .

    As are devotees of the DailyKos.
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    drypin saidIt's a good question.

    Why aren't we sexual deviants and perverts anymore?


    lol but some of you still areicon_wink.gif
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    Am I  the only sane one?

    btw...

    Air = noh flavr
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    Dec 30, 2009 7:59 PM GMT
    I'm not sure what you guys are talking about with undocumented immigrants...

    When's the last time you saw a news organization use that term? Everyone uses the term immigrant even when they are illegal.
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    Dec 30, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    Sorry they are illegal aliens and should be deported!How politically correct is that!icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 30, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    WickedRyan saidSorry they are illegal aliens and should be deported!How politically correct is that!

    There's no (qualified) volunteers stepping up to do the dirty work, and no politicians are going to increase funding (via taxes) to pay for enforcement personnel.

    I suggest more armchair fist-shaking. Have at it.
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    Dec 30, 2009 9:51 PM GMT
    Political Correctness has taken on a life all it's own. It derived from good intent but is essentially for either stupid people who don't know how to take the position of others into account, or for assholes who just don't care to.
    In either vein, having a dictionary of politically incorrect terms only eliminates our ability to differentiate the tools and assholes from the rest of humanity. If someone thinks it, I'd prefer to be called a spic because it helps me determine my level of engagement much more than a sugar coated Mexican-American.
    If someone is attempting to serve me a shit sandwich serving it on a silver platter won't make it taste any better.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 30, 2009 10:06 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    Timberoo said
    malefeet saidIs calling an illegal alien an "Undocumented Immigrant" the same as calling a drug dealer an "Unlicensed Pharmacist." icon_question.gif


    Just one of the many ways people use language to try and alter people's perceptions. The word "homophobia" is the most dramatic example I can think of.


    What is your definition of homophobia?


    Homophobia is a word that was created by gay activists to counter the negative connotations associated with homosexuality. Homosexuality used to be classified as a mental illness.

    A phobia is defined as an unreasonable sort of fear that can cause avoidance and panic and are medically considered to be a type of anxiety disorder. People through the word 'phobia' around pretty casually, but it's real use is meant for serious mental conditions.

    By creating the word 'homophobia' and getting it accepted by mainstream culture, gay activists effectively turned the tables and put the 'illness' on the people that have issues with gay people. Pretty clever use of language.

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    Dec 30, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    Following the turd analogy of a few inches up, do racial/national epithets qualify as honest-speak?

    Mexican-American is not some derivative of Spic.
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    Dec 30, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    Sounds like republican bull shit to me
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    Dec 30, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidFollowing the turd analogy of a few inches up, do racial/national epithets qualify as honest-speak?

    Mexican-American is not some derivative of Spic.

    I'm not negating the inappropriate nature of racial/national epithets, my point is a racist is a racist no matter what terminology they use.
    I prefer my hate ugly so I know fully well what I'm up against because for me it's not the words but what they are being used for. This is just *my* perspective of political correctness and what it means to *me*. It obviously doesn't apply the same way to everyone.
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    Dec 30, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    kscott6671 saidSounds like republican bull shit to me

    I'm a confrontational democrat that prefers a frontal attack to a sugar coated cyanide tablet.