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Old 07-19-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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Brouhaha Over Arnold's "Girlie Men" Remark

I just like the word brouhaha

Looks like those CA politicians have a case of foot-in-mouth disease

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/....ap/index.html
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Funny the term "Girlie Men" automatically seems to be equated with homosexuality.

This also amused me:
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Stutzman said. "If they complain too much about this, I guess they're making the governor's point."
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Old 07-19-2004, 08:53 PM   #3
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1. I strongly dislike the sexist worldview unerlying his remark.

2. Bruhaha is a *very* fun word

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He shouldn't have said this.
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Inspired by verte76

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1. I strongly dislike the sexist worldview unerlying his remark.
not the first time he's made sexist remarks.


lol @ that pic mrs. s!!
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If I'm not mistaken, isn't that from some old SNL skits with those mucle bound guys? I think Kevin Nealon was in the skits, but I could be wrong. It's likely that this is where he got the term from.
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I never thought I'd find myself defending a Republican, but here goes. I think that people are freaking out over nothing. Yes, it was part of that old skit and I think Arnold was in a way poking fun at himself by saying "girlie-men" I don't think it was meant to be homophobic and I don't think it was meant to be sexist. It was just meant to call the people wimps and he was attempting to use some humor. Sometimes people are far too quick to jump on somebody for a minor mistake when there are far bigger problems going on....
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I never thought I'd find myself defending a Republican, but here goes. I think that people are freaking out over nothing. Yes, it was part of that old skit and I think Arnold was in a way poking fun at himself by saying "girlie-men" I don't think it was meant to be homophobic and I don't think it was meant to be sexist. It was just meant to call the people wimps and he was attempting to use some humor. Sometimes people are far too quick to jump on somebody for a minor mistake when there are far bigger problems going on....
Whereas I agree that the conclusion that it was in anyway homophobic is jumping to conclusions. But in the same breath there's no excuse for a politician to refer to anyone as a wimp, especially when he's using the female gender to do so. I don't care if it was an SNL skit or not...
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So much for contemporary political humor



The language police don't like to be idle
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So much for contemporary political humor



The language police don't like to be idle
So if during the next few months Kerry calls Bush a wimp, a wus, or says that he debates like a little girl, then the republicans will completely fine with this? I don't think so?
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The language police don't like to be idle
Neither do the morality police.
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We expect Republicans to be insensitive assholes. Look at how Bush demanded Kerry apologize for using profanity to describe Bush, while Cheney was cheered on for using similar profanities to a Democratic senator? Double standards or just politics?

I'm just going to remain cynical over the subject. I guess it could have been worse, even if the comments all around are tasteless.

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