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Old 08-07-2006, 01:46 PM   #1
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Why does he have to be politically Correct

I swear this day and age is life is bullshit. So the Mayor of LA attended a Pro-Israeli Rally and then he is scollded for it and apologizes. No one can express there views or opinions today with out someone pointing out that he or she is one sided.

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/08/07/D8JBJR8O0.html
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Old 08-07-2006, 05:21 PM   #2
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If you're a mayor you're under pressure from all of your constituents, and that includes Muslims. I don't blame the Muslims for being a little upset about the matter, it seems like they just talked.
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Old 08-07-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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Political Correctness is the worst thing to happen to this country. Collectively we're becoming a bunch of giant wussies because we're afraid of hurting ANYONE'S feelings. Annoys me to death.
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I really don't think this is a matter of political correctness.
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I really don't think this is a matter of political correctness.
I don't either. He went to a pro-Israeli rally and ignored an invitation from the Muslim community. That wasn't the most sensitive thing he could have done.
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I really don't think this is a matter of political correctness.
Absolutely it is. First of all, you have a mayor of a US city. Not a person who is influential with Mid-East politics.

He went to a rally opposing terror tactics of Hezbollah - can anyone articulate why that is objectionable? Must it be followed by accepting invites from all other groups?

The real problem is that whenever someone complains of being "offended" - the first political reaction is an apology. A meaningless gesture demanded by the political correctness of the moment.
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I think complaining about "political correctness" annoys me more than actual "political correctness."

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I think complaining about "political correctness" annoys me more than actual "political correctness."

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I agree.

Take the mayor's pathetic move, label it political correctness, and people fixate on the label instead of the meaningless political gestures of Villaraigosa.
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I think complaining about "political correctness" annoys me more than actual "political correctness."

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Me too.
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this hardly seems like a simple anti-terror rally.

the mayor seemingly ignores invitations to interfaith observations and attends a clearly one-sided gathering? don't his muslim constituents have a right be upset?
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No one questions the "right to be upset".

The question is - just because a group is upset, should the mayor immediately apologize in every instance?
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a mayor should use his arse to set on and his head to think
not the other way around

he had to apologize because he indeed has to be there for all his constituents
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Now that I've seen that picture I really think the Muslims had a right to be upset. That wasn't a simple anti-terror rally. That was an event with a clear political agenda.
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What from this one picture demonstrates a clear political agenda? Especially one that would draw the ire of the Muslim community when the mayor of a US city attends?
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What from this one picture demonstrates a clear political agenda? Especially one that would draw the ire of the Muslim community when the mayor of a US city attends?
Are we not looking at the same photo?

Maybe the Star of David everywhere? Maybe the Stars and Stripes next to the Israeli flag with "We Support Israel" between them, and "Ensure Security" underneath the US flag?

I'd say, what from this one picture does not demonstrate a clear political agenda?

If I was a Muslim and my mayor attended that, I'd be pissed off too.
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