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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:48 AM
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== I Apologize For My Nasty Slur = Mark Morford
============= MARK MORFORD'S NOTES & ERRATA =============
SFGate.com - Friday, December 15, 2006


Yes, I said it. And I am very sorry. I was totally drunk. At least, I think I was. Forgive me?
(By Mark Morford)
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/gate/archive/2...

I would like to apologize, right here and now, to the entire black community. And also, of course, the white community. And the Asian American community and the Jewish community and also the Poles and the Latinos and the Italians and what the hell the Scots and the Welsh and the Germans and the nomadic herdsmen of Kuala Lumpur, too. After all, this is no time for bias.

See, I did indeed utter that terrible slur. At least, I think I did. I completely admit it. I'm sure I probably said it aloud, in a room full of people, loud enough for everyone to hear and for everyone to recoil in abject horror, or at least in mild yawning shrug -- which, if you think about it, is probably worse.

And even though I'm not exactly sure what I said and I have no idea if I actually said it or even if it was a slur at all and not, say, a luscious compliment on your beautiful eyes and soft hands and fine callipygian lickability, I do know it elicited some immediate gasps, a few groans, a handful of "Oh my Gods" and even some hearty chortles from everyone within earshot -- but that might be because I didn't have any pants on. Plus, I was on fire. And screaming. Does that ring any bells? Were you there? I can't really remember. And I'm sorry for that, too.

The question is now asked of me: Do I feel any sort of deep regret for what I might have uttered? Do I feel any sort of awkward kinship with Mel "I (Heart) Jews" Gibson or Michael "What Me, N-word?" Richards, who I shall henceforth refer to as my "homies in crime"? Check that: my "partners in niggardly deeds"? No, wait. Oh my God, what did I just say? Oh, right. Look it up. Whew. ...

Read the rest:
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/gate/archive/2...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:53 AM
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1. mark morford is a god.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 05:56 AM
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2. I'm liking this Morford..
... guy more and more.

The things some people go apoplectic about is beyond the pale.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:06 AM
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3. He definitely has a way with words
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ChazII Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:14 AM
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4. Perhaps he is
thining like Rosie. (Her Asian comments)
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deepthought42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:50 AM
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5. Hey Mark, send some absinthe my way...
;)

Oh and thank you for making no longer feel the need to apologize for trivial matters. :toast:
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