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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-06-08 01:50 PM
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61. Is DU a "free speech zone?"
Are we just free to say whatever we want here now? Cool!

Please inform the moderators to let them know that they're wasting their time.

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  -What's going on with the "b word" today? olkaz  Oct-06-08 01:24 PM   #0 
  - Palin will do that to you.  BklynChick   Oct-06-08 01:25 PM   #1 
  - I use the word "bitch" all the time -- we say "dick" for men  melody   Oct-06-08 01:25 PM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-06-08 01:26 PM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-06-08 01:29 PM   #18 
  - I think  goodgd_yall   Oct-06-08 01:32 PM   #25 
  - Prick works. Bitch has been kind of leaned down in force, though.  melody   Oct-06-08 01:38 PM   #45 
     - That's true  goodgd_yall   Oct-06-08 02:05 PM   #83 
  - "Dick" is not considered acceptable in MSM, while "Bitch" is. Not fair. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:35 PM   #36 
  - Dick refers specifically to a sexual organ.  Curtland1015   Oct-06-08 01:43 PM   #51 
     - Right. They are not comparable terms in definition or usage. Not parallel. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:45 PM   #55 
        - Bitch means female dog -- they are both gender words n/t  melody   Oct-06-08 01:50 PM   #62 
           - ...and?  Curtland1015   Oct-06-08 01:51 PM   #64 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-06-08 02:01 PM   #75 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-06-08 02:02 PM   #77 
           - 'Bastard' is not exclusive to men. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:51 PM   #65 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-06-08 01:48 PM   #59 
  - SP basically calls Obama a terrorist.  Labors of Hercules   Oct-06-08 01:25 PM   #3 
  - But are we to justify our behavior on theirs?  olkaz   Oct-06-08 01:26 PM   #8 
     - Exactly. We open the door to them calling Obama racist, sexist names. We're better than they are.  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:36 PM   #38 
  - She claims to be a pit bull,  FrenchieCat   Oct-06-08 01:25 PM   #4 
  - Technically ... you have a point ....  Apollo11   Oct-06-08 01:36 PM   #40 
  - I'm a woman and I use it when it applies both to men and women.  marimour   Oct-06-08 01:25 PM   #5 
  - "bitch" doesnt' bother me. Neither does "dick" nt  esuna   Oct-06-08 01:26 PM   #7 
  - If its okay to call another man a "bastard", "asshole", "m-fer" or anything else...  phleshdef   Oct-06-08 01:26 PM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-06-08 01:28 PM   #14 
  - 'Bastard' is not exclusive to men. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:37 PM   #41 
     - Bitch isn't necessarily exclusive to women, but I'm talking everyday, common usage.  phleshdef   Oct-06-08 01:42 PM   #48 
     - A bitch is a female dog. A bastard is someone whose parents were not married. Different. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:44 PM   #54 
        - But in popular usage they both just mean "a mean spirited jerk".  Curtland1015   Oct-06-08 02:08 PM   #87 
        - Once again, the dictionary doesn't mean snot. Say either word around someone and what will 95+%...  phleshdef   Oct-06-08 02:25 PM   #101 
     - Right, nor is  polmaven   Oct-06-08 02:26 PM   #104 
  - I use that word.  SeattleGirl   Oct-06-08 01:26 PM   #10 
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  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-06-08 01:30 PM   #20 
  - You go girl!  Big Blue Marble   Oct-06-08 02:16 PM   #96 
  - the coffee started it.  jakem   Oct-06-08 01:27 PM   #12 
  - I'm a Feminist but she merits the damn title. The woman is inciting death threats to Obama.  vaberella   Oct-06-08 01:28 PM   #13 
  - Well, if it's now OK to use the word "queer" on DU, then I guess "bitch" is OK too.  racaulk   Oct-06-08 01:29 PM   # 
  - You honestly don't see the difference?  Juniperx   Oct-06-08 01:31 PM   #24 
  - Oh, I see the difference.  racaulk   Oct-06-08 01:35 PM   #37 
  - It's funny seeing folks rightly sensitive to racism thinking these terms are okay. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:38 PM   # 
     - Exactly!  racaulk   Oct-06-08 01:43 PM   #53 
  - If Palin isn't the right context  FloridaGrl   Oct-06-08 01:29 PM   #15 
  - Apparently it's not ok.  Lucky 13   Oct-06-08 01:29 PM   #16 
  - That's what I was thinking about when I posted this.  olkaz   Oct-06-08 01:31 PM   #23 
  - Yep, that was me.  Lucky 13   Oct-06-08 01:37 PM   #42 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-06-08 01:33 PM   #30 
  - Bitch is like calling a dude a Dick or Prick  snooper2   Oct-06-08 01:29 PM   #17 
  - Palin earns the word, she is a rotten soul.  Obama_for_our_future   Oct-06-08 01:29 PM   #19 
  - This is a very specific use of the word to a very specific person. Personally  still_one   Oct-06-08 01:30 PM   # 
  - It's never bothered me, and I'm a woman  treestar   Oct-06-08 01:30 PM   #21 
  - Politics is not tidily winks  bluestateguy   Oct-06-08 01:30 PM   #22 
  - Quit bitching  Bleachers7   Oct-06-08 01:32 PM   #26 
  - I thought you were talking about the bird.  SoonerPride   Oct-06-08 01:32 PM   #27 
  - It is allowed here. It makes people feel powerful to use it.  Beausoir   Oct-06-08 01:33 PM   #28 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-06-08 01:33 PM   #29 
  - It's a typical DU double standard  slackmaster   Oct-06-08 01:34 PM   #31 
  - Yeah, that's it.  Curtland1015   Oct-06-08 01:35 PM   #35 
  - PUT ON THE GLASSES!!!!!!  slackmaster   Oct-06-08 01:42 PM   #50 
  - Yep. Obama being referred to as "articulate" generates more anger than calling a woman a "bitch."nt  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:41 PM   #47 
  - i really don't get the angle you're coming from here.  dionysus   Oct-06-08 01:52 PM   #66 
     - I'm puzzled by that as well. Why would anyone take it personally? n/t  Blondiegrrl   Oct-06-08 02:06 PM   #84 
  - Did she, or did she not, self-identify as a breed of dog?  jberryhill   Oct-06-08 01:56 PM   #72 
     - Brilliant.  olkaz   Oct-06-08 02:11 PM   #91 
     - Leave it to a lawyer to come up with an argument like that  slackmaster   Oct-06-08 02:24 PM   #100 
  - In private conversation, fine, in a public, supposedly liberal forum, no, it's not okay with me. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:35 PM   #32 
  - It's "B-word Monday". Tomorrow is "N-word Tuesday".  Apollo11   Oct-06-08 01:35 PM   #33 
  - And we just had "Q-word Friday."  racaulk   Oct-06-08 01:38 PM   #43 
  - Yep!  Beausoir   Oct-06-08 01:43 PM   # 
  - Apparently it's all about celebrating the restriction of free speech.  Lucky 13   Oct-06-08 01:38 PM   #44 
     - You open the door to folks calling Obama "nigger," etc.  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:46 PM   #56 
     - I hate to tell you this, but they already are... and have been  Lucky 13   Oct-06-08 01:58 PM   #73 
        - So if the freepers do it to our candidates, it's OK for us to do the same to theirs?  racaulk   Oct-06-08 02:11 PM   #90 
     - Is DU a "free speech zone?"  racaulk   Oct-06-08 01:50 PM   #61 
        - No. You are right.  Lucky 13   Oct-06-08 01:59 PM   #74 
           - We still have free speech...supposedly.  racaulk   Oct-06-08 02:08 PM   #88 
              - How is it that....  Lucky 13   Oct-06-08 02:13 PM   #93 
                 - The B-word is sexist  slackmaster   Oct-06-08 02:25 PM   #103 
                 - I consulted the DU rules, just out of curiosity.  racaulk   Oct-06-08 02:27 PM   #105 
  - When the word fits.....  Cheap_Trick   Oct-06-08 01:35 PM   #34 
  - It's politics. It goes now because of politics. It didn't go before because of politics  Life Long Dem   Oct-06-08 01:36 PM   #39 
  - It's an apt describtion  Raine   Oct-06-08 01:40 PM   #46 
  - People are trying to be polite - she's much worse than merely a bitch.  polichick   Oct-06-08 01:42 PM   #49 
  - Oh you betcha. See, when Democrats use the word, it's okay,  jobycom   Oct-06-08 01:43 PM   #52 
  - What would Obama say to his supporters who use this sexist slur?  Beausoir   Oct-06-08 01:47 PM   #57 
  - BINGO! We have a winnah!!!! nt  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:52 PM   #69 
  - Yes he would!  racaulk   Oct-06-08 02:03 PM   #79 
  - *shrug*  Blondiegrrl   Oct-06-08 02:08 PM   #89 
  - I give america credit for not using the "C" word  Rambis   Oct-06-08 01:48 PM   #58 
  - Go ahead and use it in private conversations with folks you know.  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:51 PM   #63 
     - People call McCain a bastard on here all the time. I fail to see the difference.  Curtland1015   Oct-06-08 01:52 PM   #68 
        - It's not exclusive to men. Either sex can be a 'bastard'. I like 'stupid war-monger' better. nt  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 01:53 PM   #70 
           - I hear more men called "bitch" than I do women called bastard.  Curtland1015   Oct-06-08 02:04 PM   #80 
              - Because more men are, by cultural definitions, morphing into *Bitches*  ShortnFiery   Oct-06-08 02:07 PM   #86 
  - I don't like the word  ismnotwasm   Oct-06-08 01:49 PM   #60 
  - Well, I like it a whole lot better than trying to circumvent it by using 'witch'  kineta   Oct-06-08 01:52 PM   #67 
  - Sarah Palin called herself a "pitbull", which is a breed of dog  jberryhill   Oct-06-08 01:53 PM   #71 
  - very sound reasoning.  WI_DEM   Oct-06-08 02:05 PM   #82 
  - If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck  krawhitham   Oct-06-08 02:01 PM   #76 
  - Oh. I thought that word was "Besbian."  tomreedtoon   Oct-06-08 02:03 PM   #78 
  - I'm never offended when another woman is called a bitch.  Blondiegrrl   Oct-06-08 02:04 PM   # 
  - I didn't like it in the '70s when it was "cool" for a woman to be a self-identified b****  slackmaster   Oct-06-08 02:13 PM   #94 
     - Just as I am shocked by the coloquial use of 'nigger' within the black community.  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 02:24 PM   #99 
  - John McCain is a bitch. Palin is an asshole.  Buck Rabbit   Oct-06-08 02:04 PM   #81 
  - LMAO!  Blondiegrrl   Oct-06-08 02:07 PM   #85 
     - Fascist Dog?  olegramps   Oct-06-08 02:13 PM   #92 
  - 'Cause people were thinking "fucking whore"  HughMoran   Oct-06-08 02:14 PM   #95 
  - Have you read the DU rules? It's covered there.  TexasObserver   Oct-06-08 02:16 PM   #97 
  - I prefer douchebag for all people that act like  michele77   Oct-06-08 02:20 PM   #98 
  - 'Douche' is still associated with women. To many, the ultimate insult for a man is to feminize them  MookieWilson   Oct-06-08 02:29 PM   #106 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-06-08 02:25 PM   #102 
  - Locking  mvd   Oct-06-08 02:32 PM   #107 
 

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