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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-18-07 01:42 PM
Response to Reply #34
39. I think a lunatic is a foolhardy person, but not in the reverse...
depends on the context of the synonym you decide to use....
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  -The words "nutcase" and "wacko" are discriminatory Artiechoke  Sep-18-07 12:12 PM   #0 
  - I'm sick of you nutcase wackos trying to constrain language  leftofthedial   Sep-18-07 12:13 PM   #1 
  - You wouldn't have wanted "WMDs in Iraq" constrained?  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:33 PM   #49 
  - So when I posted that Alan Keyes is batshit crazy that was like  Lex   Sep-18-07 12:15 PM   #2 
  - If you are never offended, you aren't living in a free society.  Beelzebud   Sep-18-07 12:16 PM   #3 
  - {Happy Brady Bunch End Music Plays}  YOY   Sep-18-07 12:36 PM   #12 
  - LOL pretty much!  Beelzebud   Sep-18-07 12:54 PM   #22 
     - self-delete...lol  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 01:06 PM   #30 
  - Ok. I am cool w/ being called "unpatriotic"  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:58 PM   #58 
     - I'm cool with that. Just because someone says something, doesn't make it true.  Beelzebud   Sep-18-07 03:16 PM   #66 
        - I value freedom of speech as well.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 03:45 PM   #73 
  - I thought for sure this would be a joke thread.  Kelly Rupert   Sep-18-07 12:16 PM   #4 
  - Yeah. We have devolved.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:54 PM   #57 
     - Enforcement of civility is folly n/t  Kelly Rupert   Sep-18-07 05:50 PM   #77 
  - give me a break  Neo   Sep-18-07 12:23 PM   #5 
  - Thick skinned politicians don't even use it.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 03:23 PM   #69 
  - Your user name makes fun of a vegetable and I find that offensive!  Cruzan   Sep-18-07 12:25 PM   #6 
  - HAHAHAHAHAHA!  Lance_Boyle   Sep-18-07 03:00 PM   #59 
     - LOL  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 03:04 PM   #62 
  - That's true. I discriminate against nutcases and whackos.  EstimatedProphet   Sep-18-07 12:28 PM   #7 
  - I wasn't referring to mentally lazy people.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:23 PM   #44 
     - ?  EstimatedProphet   Sep-18-07 08:37 PM   #78 
  - Oh God Where Does It End.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-18-07 12:30 PM   #8 
  - I remember when I used the word fucktard and someone got offended.  Cruzan   Sep-18-07 12:33 PM   #9 
     - Are you encouraging Murder? (eom)  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 12:35 PM   #11 
     - Over Fucktard? ROFLMAO!  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Sep-18-07 12:36 PM   #13 
        - And I wasn't even referring to anyone.  Cruzan   Sep-18-07 12:41 PM   #16 
  - So, if I call all of you "retarded"  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 12:34 PM   #10 
  - What does it have to do with free speech?  TwilightZone   Sep-18-07 01:04 PM   #28 
     - Did I mention free speech?  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 01:12 PM   #31 
     - "Calling you a "retard" is free-speech too."  TwilightZone   Sep-18-07 01:31 PM   #35 
        - My bad. The first ten or so responses did. Sorry. eom  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:24 PM   # 
     - Yes. A private website with rules.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:46 PM   #54 
        - Oh, I don't disagree that calling people names is insulting. I just disagreed...  TwilightZone   Sep-18-07 03:00 PM   #60 
           - Ok. Thanks.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 03:18 PM   #67 
  - "Nutjob", however, is perfectly acceptable.  dbaker41   Sep-18-07 12:37 PM   #14 
  - Oh my giddy aunt, what next? Only a nutcase wacko would have a problem with those words...  truebrit71   Sep-18-07 12:38 PM   #15 
  - Sorry about your Aunt.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 03:02 PM   #61 
  - What about "rimjob", "Jizzmopper", "cumdumpster", "windowlicker"  YOY   Sep-18-07 12:45 PM   #17 
  - LOL. . eom  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:37 PM   #52 
  - So are "idiot" and "moron". Good luck getting them out of daily usage.  TwilightZone   Sep-18-07 12:48 PM   #18 
  - A good reponse that goes to the OP.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 01:03 PM   #26 
  - Cluster----- aside, thank you all.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 12:50 PM   #19 
  - I only use those words to describe nutcases and wackos.  Connie_Corleone   Sep-18-07 12:53 PM   #20 
  - Yes. But some on Du describe fellow dems that way. eom  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:28 PM   #47 
  - Um . . . you're serious, aren't you?  HughBeaumont   Sep-18-07 12:53 PM   #21 
  - Why are there so many nutcase wackos on DU  Bitwit1234   Sep-18-07 12:55 PM   #23 
  - Ok, retard. eom  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 12:58 PM   #24 
  - That sounds really loony.  Bornaginhooligan   Sep-18-07 12:59 PM   #25 
  - I think silent indifference ...  PDenton   Sep-18-07 01:04 PM   #27 
  - Thanks for a measured response.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 01:17 PM   #33 
     - No  PDenton   Sep-18-07 03:12 PM   #63 
        - Good point about comedians.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 03:55 PM   #74 
  - I guess gimpy wackaloons better stay off DU, then.  wienerdoggie   Sep-18-07 01:05 PM   #29 
  - ...  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:25 PM   #46 
  - how about crazed, shaky, tottering  snooper2   Sep-18-07 01:14 PM   #32 
  - Depends. Do you equate a foolhardy person w/ lunatic? eom  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 01:22 PM   #34 
     - I think a lunatic is a foolhardy person, but not in the reverse...  snooper2   Sep-18-07 01:42 PM   #39 
        - "Unpatriotic", Bleeding-heart liberal". That context. eom.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:50 PM   #55 
  - Can I still say "whackadoo"?  igil   Sep-18-07 01:37 PM   #36 
  - You don't need my permission. Say whatever you want to say.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 03:25 PM   #70 
  - How about "whackjob"?  AngryAmish   Sep-18-07 01:37 PM   #37 
  - NUTS!  WinkyDink   Sep-18-07 01:38 PM   #38 
  - ok then  GTRMAN   Sep-18-07 01:53 PM   #40 
  - I see where you're going with this,  quantessd   Sep-18-07 01:58 PM   #41 
  - I don't use those words to refer to clinically diagnosed people with mental illness. I use them to  niyad   Sep-18-07 02:10 PM   #42 
  - Thanks.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:41 PM   #53 
  - Yes, they are. They compare assholes to people struggling with mental illness.  sfexpat2000   Sep-18-07 02:16 PM   #43 
  - Volvos! They're boxy, but good!  DS1   Sep-18-07 02:24 PM   #45 
  - I would disagree that 'nutcase' or 'wacko' are primarily used to describe someone with mental illnes  mainegreen   Sep-18-07 02:31 PM   #48 
  - Good points.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 02:36 PM   #51 
     - Perhaps we have gotten used to them but...  mainegreen   Sep-18-07 02:53 PM   #56 
        - Again, good points. Thanks for your measured response.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 03:16 PM   #65 
  - Meh, that's just crazy talk.  aikoaiko   Sep-18-07 02:35 PM   #50 
  - Ah, Du the land of the easily offended.  ThePowerofWill   Sep-18-07 03:14 PM   #64 
  - Did you/do you oppose the war?  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 03:20 PM   #68 
     - Not at all.  ThePowerofWill   Sep-18-07 03:30 PM   #71 
        - Thanks.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 04:01 PM   #75 
  - Nobody has the power to insult or offend me  2rth2pwr   Sep-18-07 03:31 PM   #72 
  - That is good. eom.  Artiechoke   Sep-18-07 04:01 PM   #76 
  - This coming from the nutroots!  Generator   Sep-18-07 08:44 PM   #79 
 

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