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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-28-07 09:09 AM
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She was referring to a man that Katie Couric dissed for not staying home with his wife. (Yes, same Katie who continues to work while her husband was dying of cancer.)

Hmmm, seems to be a theme: Attacks on Edwards by media whores.
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  -So, Coulter can't say "faggot" but Adam Sandler's... PaulHo  Mar-28-07 08:59 AM   #0 
  - Er, one is a character in fiction? The other is a real person talking about another real person?  DemItAllAnyway   Mar-28-07 09:02 AM   #1 
  - Hmmm... so basicially it's ok to use *fictionally*.  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 09:11 AM   #9 
     - Yes, it would be OK  alcibiades_mystery   Mar-28-07 09:40 AM   #26 
     - I don't understand this...  MAGICBULLET   Mar-28-07 09:57 AM   #28 
     - I'll answer you questions even though you didn't....  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 10:21 AM   #40 
     - Depends on the context of the movie, of course. (nt)  Vash the Stampede   Mar-28-07 10:01 AM   #31 
     - I think I correctly establish the context in post #17.  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 10:06 AM   #35 
        - "Getting healthy" is not nearly the same as "healthy".  Vash the Stampede   Mar-28-07 10:15 AM   #36 
           - Silly me. nt  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 10:23 AM   #41 
     - Fiction is a way to teach us things by creating characters, and using how those characters talk.  DemItAllAnyway   Mar-28-07 10:58 AM   #47 
     - So... you're saying that Coulter's crime was that...  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 02:12 PM   #56 
        - No, that is not what I'm saying. So don't miscast my POV then call it disturbing.  DemItAllAnyway   Mar-28-07 06:55 PM   #76 
     - I recently saw part of "Trading Places" on TV  hfojvt   Mar-28-07 11:12 AM   #52 
  - I haven't seen the movie, but fiction and comedy vs. non-fiction seems lost on you.  Vash the Stampede   Mar-28-07 09:03 AM   #2 
  - Not really. nt  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 09:13 AM   #10 
     - Nothing you've said seems to suggest that you do. (nt)  Vash the Stampede   Mar-28-07 10:01 AM   #32 
  - I believe she was referring to an actual person?  jwirr   Mar-28-07 09:03 AM   #3 
  - BINGO  havocmom   Mar-28-07 09:09 AM   #8 
  - Depending on usage  hobbit709   Mar-28-07 09:04 AM   #4 
  - So maybe he was calling him a "British pork meatball'?  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 09:15 AM   #13 
  - Maybe he thought he was a bassoon  hobbit709   Mar-28-07 09:18 AM   #15 
  - Can we stop this please?  Canuckistanian   Mar-28-07 09:27 AM   #19 
     - oh, next you're gonna teLL me that obtuse has onLy one meaning  sniffa   Mar-28-07 09:31 AM   #22 
     - Yeah it's a triangle  Horse with no Name   Mar-28-07 10:18 AM   #38 
     - Words have the meaning you give them in your usage  hobbit709   Mar-28-07 10:00 AM   #30 
  - Ann Coulter is all-too-real, unfortunately....  marmar   Mar-28-07 09:05 AM   #5 
  - Real indeed. Not sure if that makes the pejorative ok if...  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 09:18 AM   #14 
  - Haven't seen it, but knowing the premise of the movie  NCevilDUer   Mar-28-07 09:05 AM   #6 
  - This is the correct answer.  asthmaticeog   Mar-28-07 09:14 AM   #11 
  - Interesting. In fact it's actually as he starts to *come OUT* of...  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 09:26 AM   #17 
     - From your description of the scene, guy wants guy to stay with him  NCevilDUer   Mar-28-07 10:05 AM   #33 
  - So it's illegal to kill a person in real life, but characters in movies can.  mondo joe   Mar-28-07 09:07 AM   #7 
  - Exactly. nt  blondeatlast   Mar-28-07 09:28 AM   #20 
  - that says it all  ComerPerro   Mar-28-07 11:15 AM   #53 
  - Thought about it. It's a weak analogy.  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 02:52 PM   #67 
     - Clearly, you don't watch a lot of movies.  Vash the Stampede   Mar-28-07 03:20 PM   #74 
     - You are mistaken.  mondo joe   Mar-28-07 03:35 PM   #75 
  - What's the context?  Starbucks Anarchist   Mar-28-07 09:15 AM   #12 
  - See # 17. That's how I remember it, anyway. nt  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 09:29 AM   #21 
  - Do you think we ought to ban words you find offensive from movies?  endarkenment   Mar-28-07 09:23 AM   #16 
  - In reply:  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 09:36 AM   #23 
  - Sandler's character said 'faggot'.  endarkenment   Mar-28-07 10:41 AM   #43 
  - You're annoyed. I'll reply later. nt  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 10:52 AM   #45 
  - The difference:  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 02:36 PM   #59 
     - Then I guess you haven't watched a lot of movies.  endarkenment   Mar-28-07 02:44 PM   #64 
  - Here you go -  mondo joe   Mar-28-07 10:53 AM   #46 
  - My sense is that...  skypilot   Mar-28-07 09:37 AM   #24 
     - Ya, that's part of it, at least. nt  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 09:39 AM   #25 
  - are you f'n serious?  sniffa   Mar-28-07 09:26 AM   #18 
  - when is the last time Adam Sandler was given airtime on "news" shows, in print, and at the RNC?  unpossibles   Mar-28-07 09:44 AM   #27 
  - Never, far as I know.  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 09:58 AM   #29 
     - when and how use of the word ' defensible.  skypilot   Mar-28-07 10:06 AM   #34 
     - to be fair, I am not defending the use of the word or hate-speech in general  unpossibles   Mar-28-07 10:50 AM   #44 
  - It's called art  Jack Rabbit   Mar-28-07 10:17 AM   #37 
  - Let me try to explain:  Na Gael   Mar-28-07 10:20 AM   #39 
  - ...  youthere   Mar-28-07 10:38 AM   #42 
  - I look at it differently from the OP.  robcon   Mar-28-07 10:59 AM   #48 
  - Might I suggest that for your own safety,  temperancedissent   Mar-28-07 11:00 AM   #49 
  - Excellent! Wish I'd thought of that. Perfect scene, too.  blondeatlast   Mar-28-07 02:41 PM   #61 
  - Yeah, yeah. For the "LaPettimane Freeway". n/t  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 02:42 PM   #63 
  - What context was it used in?  gravity   Mar-28-07 11:00 AM   #50 
  - Its very simple: Adam Sandler is gay & allowed to use that word  Blu Dahlia   Mar-28-07 11:05 AM   #51 
  - Is he gay? I didn't know it.  WI_DEM   Mar-28-07 11:16 AM   #54 
  - That'll come as a big surprise to his wife and kid. NT  NYCGirl   Mar-28-07 11:19 AM   #55 
  - You are *evil*.  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 02:41 PM   #62 
  - MOST folks can discern between politics and comedy. Or politics and entertainment.  spanone   Mar-28-07 02:16 PM   #57 
  - That's a matter of opinion... and perception.  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 02:39 PM   #60 
  - Anthony Hopkins played Hitler  DefenseLawyer   Mar-28-07 02:18 PM   #58 
  - And Quentin Tarantino says "nigger" in Pulp Fiction  lynyrd_skynyrd   Mar-28-07 02:45 PM   #65 
  - I know it's a movie. Tarrantino's characters are "bad guys"....  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 03:17 PM   #72 
  - What is it with some DUers lately wanting to censor things?  Marr   Mar-28-07 02:50 PM   #66 
  - Never said anything about scrubbing *anything*.  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 03:02 PM   #68 
     - So much for Scorsese movies, Tarantino movies, Spike Lee movies,  WilliamPitt   Mar-28-07 03:05 PM   #69 
        - Apples, meet Oranges. Sandler is "everyman".  PaulHo   Mar-28-07 03:12 PM   #70 
  - There's a distinction between fiction and real life, between made-up characters & real people  brentspeak   Mar-28-07 03:17 PM   #71 
  - You just said ""faggot"."  BuyingThyme   Mar-28-07 03:19 PM   #73 
  - Was somebody here praising Sandler's character? Because I must've missed that.  WinkyDink   Mar-28-07 07:13 PM   #77 

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