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Old 08-26-2009, 06:11 PM   #166
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Noticed you dropped the "old white." Not that old white and cracker aren't redundant.
Were there age jokes? Sure. But age is something we all deal with, and some of us thought is was a valid point when discussing the leader of the U.S.

Still doesn't justify your constant homophobic "jokes".
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see, here's where things get sticky.

since i "know" INDY, i know the manner in which the joke was intended, and we have to give him points for being clever, and also for it rising above the usual "silly faggot, dicks are for chicks" humor.

however, if i didn't "know" INDY, and if the post had no context or history, then i think it's possible to find the post mildly offensive, since a (likely) straight man is calling a (confirmed) gay man a fruit, there's something uncomfortable about it due to a long history where (likely) straight men have bashed and killed (confirmed, usually) gay men. it's certainly not the equivalent of using a well-known slur like "faggot."

much more clever than macaca, anyway.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:35 PM   #168
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see, here's where things get sticky.

since i "know" INDY, i know the manner in which the joke was intended, and we have to give him points for being clever, and also for it rising above the usual "silly faggot, dicks are for chicks" humor.

however, if i didn't "know" INDY, and if the post had no context or history, then i think it's possible to find the post mildly offensive, since a (likely) straight man is calling a (confirmed) gay man a fruit, there's something uncomfortable about it due to a long history where (likely) straight men have bashed and killed (confirmed, usually) gay men. it's certainly not the equivalent of using a well-known slur like "faggot."

much more clever than macaca, anyway.
I understand this, but in a public forum where the jokes are usually aimed directly to you, i.e. "American fabulousism" "rubbing weiners" it just shows poor decorum.
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I understand this, but in a public forum where the jokes are usually aimed directly to you, i.e. "American fabulousism" "rubbing weiners" it just shows poor decorum.


the "rubbing weiners" "joke" was, indeed, in very poor taste.

this one, not as much.
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I really think this is over kill

this board attracts a broad range of posters from different communities, environments and backgrounds


unless something is overtly bigoted
why focus and harp on it.

I also find it odd that some want to keep a cumulative score card and bring that to the table to make a judgment about a single post or incident
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score card or repeated behavior?

Whatever, I'm done.
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unless something is overtly bigoted
why focus and harp on it.


i found the "rubbing weiners" comment overtly bigoted. and said so.

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see, here's where things get sticky.

since i "know" INDY, i know the manner in which the joke was intended, and we have to give him points for being clever, and also for it rising above the usual "silly faggot, dicks are for chicks" humor.

however, if i didn't "know" INDY, and if the post had no context or history, then i think it's possible to find the post mildly offensive, since a (likely) straight man is calling a (confirmed) gay man a fruit, there's something uncomfortable about it due to a long history where (likely) straight men have bashed and killed (confirmed, usually) gay men. it's certainly not the equivalent of using a well-known slur like "faggot."

much more clever than macaca, anyway.
Thanks, and if I was truly being offensive rather than cheeky I'd wish to know that. I happen to think that while stereotypical humor can be offensive and hurtful, it also acts as a kind of safety valve in a diverse society.

Which is why I find political correctness so repugnant.
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the "rubbing weiners" "joke" was, indeed, in very poor taste.

this one, not as much.

Just to put in context, wieners come in male and female.

My point in that case being our immigration policy should be primarily about importing skills and talent that help the country (immigrants that will join the workforce not the dole as this guy had), not about facilitating hookups (straight or gay). Which is what I said. "Get a skill and then rub wieners with whomever you please."
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As if this was anything new.
Whenever a Senator or Governor "dissappears". They can easily be traced to the homes
of their mistresses. Either on Capital hill somewhere. Sometimes a few miles from their own homes. Or probably on a quickie ge-away vacation to Paris or the Bahamas using tax-payers money to pay off the private jet, the beach house, rental limosine and expensive gifts to the ladies.

I say... hang him by the b______ until he confesses EVERYTHING !! and on Live public television!
Bring Oprah along for the interview, she´ll have a good time
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i found the "rubbing weiners" comment overtly bigoted. and said so.

and that was not said today or yesterday in this discussion

so bringing it in and putting it on the scale with 'fruit'

is a cumulative score card.

as you said you dealt with it back then.

If I wanted to challenge something someone said today, that is what I would do.
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I really think this is over kill

this board attracts a broad range of posters from different communities, environments and backgrounds


unless something is overtly bigoted
why focus and harp on it.

I also find it odd that some want to keep a cumulative score card and bring that to the table to make a judgment about a single post or incident

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but i keep a cumulative score card about how H-O-T daddy diamond is and how often i wish he'd sweep me off my feet and carry me off to his ski lodge in Utah and make a woman out of me.
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