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Re: Illinois Governor Arrested For Selling Vacant US Senate Seat [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #9423304 - 12/13/08 11:01 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Icelander thinks that I'm a racist because I use the word Negro when talking about Negroes.  Odd.


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Re: Illinois Governor Arrested For Selling Vacant US Senate Seat [Re: zappaisgod]
    #9423318 - 12/13/08 11:07 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

It's not that odd. I think it's a bit strange for you to use that term. It'd be like me going around talking about "the Jew". Even if it's technically okay, it still makes you sound old-fashioned and a bit racist. Just sayin' :shrug:


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Re: Illinois Governor Arrested For Selling Vacant US Senate Seat [Re: zouden]
    #9423352 - 12/13/08 11:19 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

When the United Negro College Fund changes its name I might give one inch of credence to that notion.  I also find every other term inaccurate.  They aren't black and African can be quite white.  At what point in my ancestry did I cease to be Irish-, German-, Scottish-, English-, Passamaquoddy-, whatever the fuck else I am-American?

As someone married to a Jew I find nothing bigoted whatsoever in the use of the phrase, the Jew, depending, of course, on how it is rendered.  There is nothing intrinsically racist or whatever in either of those words.  Nigger and kike have different connotations.  Negro and Jew?  Nope.  I use "homo" a lot as well.  Faggot and dyke are pejorative.  Gay is ridiculous.  Homo is accurate.


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Re: Illinois Governor Arrested For Selling Vacant US Senate Seat [Re: zappaisgod]
    #9423693 - 12/13/08 01:36 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Are the planets aligned?

Once again, we are in agreement.

I have never said African-American in my life.  What a laughable term.  About as apt as calling myself a Caucasian.


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Re: Illinois Governor Arrested For Selling Vacant US Senate Seat [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #9423894 - 12/13/08 02:25 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

A veritable syzygy.


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Re: Illinois Governor Arrested For Selling Vacant US Senate Seat [Re: zappaisgod]
    #9423998 - 12/13/08 02:46 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I had to look that up.

I like it.


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If it is life that you feel you are missing I can tell you where to find it.  In the law courts, in business, in government.  There is nothing occurring in the streets. Nothing but a dumbshow composed of the helpless and the impotent.    -Cormac MacCarthy

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.  - Aeschylus


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Re: Illinois Governor Arrested For Selling Vacant US Senate Seat [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #9424033 - 12/13/08 02:53 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

You may well end up with a vocabulary before I'm done with you.  Not much else, but a vocabulary for sure.


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