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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 12:22 PM
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70. Nope and your post is totally ignorant. nt
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  -The words "retard" and "retarded" are ableist slurs. lightningandsnow  Jan-27-10 10:19 AM   #0 
  - Agreed 100%.  MineralMan   Jan-27-10 10:20 AM   #1 
  - There's lots of prejudice against the disabled  tonysam   Jan-27-10 10:21 AM   #2 
  - Agreed  Hassin Bin Sober   Jan-27-10 10:23 AM   #3 
  - Agree  NoNothing   Jan-27-10 10:23 AM   #4 
  - "You went full cognitively disabled, man...  -..__...   Jan-27-10 10:32 AM   #17 
  - Well, all right  izquierdista   Jan-27-10 10:45 AM   #22 
  - I agree, but the term 'ableist' is one of those constructs that make people roll their eyes...  Richardo   Jan-27-10 10:24 AM   #5 
  - How is it different from saying something is sexist, racist or homophobic?  lightningandsnow   Jan-27-10 10:30 AM   #13 
     - It's awkward and unnecessary. And it REALLY plays to the liberal PC stereotype  Richardo   Jan-27-10 10:34 AM   #18 
        - +10000  rd_kent   Jan-27-10 11:12 AM   #37 
        - Heaven forbid some crass right wing bigot calls us "PC".  EFerrari   Jan-27-10 11:49 AM   #54 
        - You vocabist!  Zomby Woof   Jan-27-10 12:08 PM   #60 
        - I love pacifica, but people who use terms like that are self-defeating. They might as well change  yurbud   Jan-27-10 12:28 PM   # 
  - Retard is. Retarded is not.  Kurt_and_Hunter   Jan-27-10 10:25 AM   #6 
  - yeah, tell that to my 11 year old son  placton   Jan-27-10 10:31 AM   #14 
  - Very mature response  Kurt_and_Hunter   Jan-27-10 10:31 AM   #16 
  - ***eye roll****  rd_kent   Jan-27-10 11:11 AM   #34 
  - +1 nt  earth mom   Jan-27-10 12:13 PM   #62 
  - I have a 37 year old severely to profoundly retarded daughter. I don't think the term  demigoddess   Jan-27-10 10:51 AM   #25 
  - Used in anything other than a clinical setting is inappropriate.  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-27-10 10:59 AM   #28 
  - I am probably one of the few who cringe at this word  hfojvt   Jan-27-10 11:28 AM   #44 
  - Equating "retarded" with "stupid" or "bad" is. It's a particularly cowardly slur. n/t  Orsino   Jan-27-10 11:47 AM   #52 
  - Next, it will be "Developmentally Disabled" that is considered a slur...  Romulox   Jan-27-10 10:25 AM   #7 
  - Retarded = delayed. Use your dictionary. No slur has ever been intended with  kestrel91316   Jan-27-10 10:26 AM   #8 
  - You're suggesting that what Emmanuel meant to say was "that's fucking delayed"?  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-27-10 10:53 AM   #26 
     - A plan is not self aware. It has no feelings. It cannot be insulted.  Kaleva   Jan-27-10 12:30 PM   #76 
  - Funny thing about the use of that word as a slur.  YOY   Jan-27-10 10:27 AM   #9 
  - definition time. Retard-to make slow; delay the development or progress of. hinder or impede.  NightWatcher   Jan-27-10 10:27 AM   #10 
  - That's the verb, not the noun. The noun is a slur.  Richardo   Jan-27-10 10:35 AM   #20 
  - The words themselves are not, it is how they are used. A throttle can  Obamanaut   Jan-27-10 10:27 AM   #11 
  - Every time I alert on "retard/ed" in a post and give the reason, it's deleted, and for that I thank  Brickbat   Jan-27-10 10:29 AM   #12 
  - yes they responded yesterday when a rash of reactions to Rahm's verbal violence started  omega minimo   Jan-27-10 12:28 PM   #73 
  - And it's a word DUers never use, is it  frazzled   Jan-27-10 10:31 AM   #15 
  - We're complaining about it here and now. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-27-10 10:51 AM   #24 
  - You've missed the point  frazzled   Jan-27-10 11:03 AM   #29 
     - For what it's worth, I call it out when it's targeted at republicans as well...  lightningandsnow   Jan-27-10 11:06 AM   #31 
     - I do care, and I actually alert when I see it.  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-27-10 11:08 AM   #32 
        - But you've never started a thread on it before  frazzled   Jan-27-10 11:13 AM   #38 
           - That's a safe bet on your part  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-27-10 11:18 AM   #41 
              - LOL, nice try  frazzled   Jan-27-10 11:36 AM   #50 
  - People post things like that for instant liberal cred  Zomby Woof   Jan-27-10 12:18 PM   #66 
  - I wince when I here someone casually fling around the words...  Silent3   Jan-27-10 10:34 AM   #19 
  - I hope  libodem   Jan-27-10 11:11 AM   #33 
  - Perfect. In a post like this...  Silent3   Jan-27-10 11:50 AM   #55 
  - There are thousands of ways to insult someone without demeaning the disabled  Maru Kitteh   Jan-27-10 10:37 AM   #21 
  - Agreed.  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-27-10 10:50 AM   #23 
  - $1 Rahmbuck per unrec  Moochy   Jan-27-10 10:57 AM   #27 
  - Language police have no place on a political discussion board  Warpy   Jan-27-10 11:06 AM   #30 
  - You don't get it.  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-27-10 11:12 AM   #36 
  - Perhaps you should have read the whole post  Warpy   Jan-27-10 11:28 AM   #45 
  - Would you feel the same way about the N word or gay slurs?  earth mom   Jan-27-10 12:17 PM   #65 
     - I don't like to see them  Warpy   Jan-27-10 12:38 PM   #79 
     - What Warpy Said  RobinA   Jan-27-10 12:43 PM   #80 
        - I doubt you would feel this way if it was YOU or someone you loved being spit upon. nt  earth mom   Jan-27-10 12:59 PM   #81 
  - Lecturing the masses makes your message unheard. You come off as an unsympathetic scold.  Stinky The Clown   Jan-27-10 11:12 AM   #35 
  - Taking the message directly to Rahm?  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-27-10 11:16 AM   #39 
     - Does it persist with the same offenders?  Stinky The Clown   Jan-27-10 11:21 AM   #42 
        - With only one or two exceptions, no, not as far as I've noticed.  lumberjack_jeff   Jan-27-10 11:24 AM   #43 
  - Some here so no problem using the term hunchback.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jan-27-10 11:18 AM   #40 
  - I don't know why  ChickMagic   Jan-27-10 11:32 AM   #48 
  - That's what I say.  BlueIris   Jan-27-10 11:30 AM   #46 
  - what if it's used to describe a noun?  snooper2   Jan-27-10 11:32 AM   #47 
  - Have you been looking at my car  ChickMagic   Jan-27-10 11:33 AM   #49 
  - only if you are rolling in one of these  snooper2   Jan-27-10 11:40 AM   #51 
     - Not that kind of retarded looking. :)  ChickMagic   Jan-27-10 11:51 AM   #56 
        - yep..been a long time  snooper2   Jan-27-10 01:03 PM   #82 
  - See #52. n/t  Orsino   Jan-27-10 11:48 AM   #53 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-27-10 11:54 AM   #57 
  - Thank you!  Warpy   Jan-27-10 12:01 PM   #58 
  - Yeah and people used to think the same thing about the N word and gay slurs.  earth mom   Jan-27-10 12:19 PM   #67 
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  - I find the word "ableist" pretty awkward--we don't need new labels for "douche bag"  Bucky   Jan-27-10 12:04 PM   #59 
  - D-bag is another offensive slur to women. Don't be so ignorant. nt  earth mom   Jan-27-10 12:20 PM   #69 
  - Rahm Emanuel is a TOTAL FUCKING ASSHOLE for using that word against liberals.  earth mom   Jan-27-10 12:11 PM   #61 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-27-10 12:14 PM   #63 
  - Nope and your post is totally ignorant. nt  earth mom   Jan-27-10 12:22 PM   #70 
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  - Yep. He resorted to the RW tactic of denigrating those who dissent  havocmom   Jan-27-10 12:20 PM   #68 
     - I'm starting to think Rahm is worse than Rove. Yes, he needs to be fired like yesterday! nt  earth mom   Jan-27-10 12:23 PM   #71 
  - I rip on ANY a-hole who uses these words. My son is autistic and  Common Sense Party   Jan-27-10 12:17 PM   #64 
  - There are other words that are just as bad.  leftyladyfrommo   Jan-27-10 12:28 PM   #74 

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