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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 04:41 PM
Response to Reply #19
24. yeah, I hear ya
but the power given to the minute is amazing in this place.
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  -If I called anyone 'Mentally Retarded' in an offensive manner, DUers would slam me big time! LynneSin  Apr-21-10 02:33 PM   #0 
  - click on the alert if it happens.  uppityperson   Apr-21-10 02:36 PM   #1 
  - I already did - from what was on the DU home page  LynneSin   Apr-21-10 02:37 PM   #2 
     - I see what you mean.  uppityperson   Apr-21-10 02:41 PM   #3 
  - It's against DU rules.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Apr-21-10 02:42 PM   #4 
  - That is a rank insult  KamaAina   Apr-21-10 02:49 PM   #5 
  - Not to mention have a whole hell of a lot more HEART and affection  bobbolink   Apr-23-10 04:47 PM   #26 
  - Especially when "Astroturf" is the proper word: Dick Armey, Freedomworks, Fox News  Nikki Stone1   Apr-21-10 02:51 PM   #6 
  - but we wouldn't harass your employer until you got fired.  uncle ray   Apr-21-10 03:02 PM   #7 
  - I wouldn't. I'm not the word police. But you are right, many here would  no limit   Apr-21-10 03:06 PM   #8 
  - Same thing with accusing them of being mentally ill.  Odin2005   Apr-21-10 03:08 PM   #9 
  - BINGO  bobbolink   Apr-23-10 04:50 PM   #28 
  - Thank you!  redqueen   Apr-23-10 05:07 PM   #31 
  - I call them intellectually challenged  tavalon   Apr-21-10 03:24 PM   #10 
  - I agree.  bvar22   Apr-21-10 03:30 PM   #11 
  - When did mentally retarded become an "INSULT"?  condoleeza   Apr-21-10 03:59 PM   #12 
  - About 30 years ago. n/t  EFerrari   Apr-21-10 04:00 PM   #13 
  - Yeah, well, it's sad that being "politically correct" has overtaken rationality. n/t  condoleeza   Apr-21-10 04:07 PM   #14 
     - PC is usually just what right wingers call common courtesy  EFerrari   Apr-21-10 04:10 PM   #15 
     - "politically correct" = right wing complaint that they can't say whatever the hell they want.  Bluebear   Apr-21-10 10:10 PM   #18 
     - it hasn't "overtaken rationality"  fishwax   Apr-21-10 10:20 PM   #20 
  - 'Mentally Retarded' is not an insult when used to define someone who happens to be retarded  LynneSin   Apr-21-10 04:41 PM   #16 
  - Apples and Oranges, Lynn  condoleeza   Apr-22-10 03:56 PM   #21 
     - It's not the opinion that got him fired but the language.  EFerrari   Apr-22-10 04:28 PM   #23 
  - PTSD could be considered offensive soon  Zywiec   Apr-23-10 04:57 PM   #29 
  - First, neither ADD nor PTSD have anything to do with mental retardation.  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-23-10 05:25 PM   #36 
  - Christ, this is the realm  BoneDaddy   Apr-21-10 10:08 PM   #17 
  - Be the change you want in the world.  EFerrari   Apr-21-10 10:15 PM   #19 
  - yeah, I hear ya  BoneDaddy   Apr-23-10 04:41 PM   #24 
  - No - you need to grow up. Retarded is as hurtful to those with disabilities as any other word used  jillan   Apr-23-10 04:49 PM   #27 
     - That is true. That States of Massachusetts and New  cadmium   Apr-23-10 05:07 PM   #32 
     - That is true. That States of Massachusetts and New  cadmium   Apr-23-10 05:07 PM   #33 
     - That is true. That States of Massachusetts and New  cadmium   Apr-23-10 05:07 PM   #34 
     - Thank you :)  jillan   Apr-23-10 05:16 PM   #35 
     - Of course it is  BoneDaddy   Apr-23-10 09:30 PM   #37 
        - Bullshit - they want people to stop using the R word - there is a whole movement to do so.  jillan   Apr-23-10 09:52 PM   #38 
           - You are missing my point  BoneDaddy   Apr-23-10 10:08 PM   #39 
  - Love his response  condoleeza   Apr-22-10 04:23 PM   #22 
  - That's true. nt  LWolf   Apr-23-10 04:45 PM   #25 
  - It has become  cadmium   Apr-23-10 05:05 PM   #30 
 

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