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Most outrageous experience while voting

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  1. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator

    I don't usually post in politics and I'm not going to go into my political preference BUT..

    While voting yesterday, an old woman was struggling with the electronic voting process. A poll worker attempted to assist her. You could here the frustration in her voice when she blurts out "I just want to vote for president! I want that mouly gone!"!!!! Suddenly, I wanted what looked like a sweet old grandma to drop dead on the spot. One of the poll workers, a relatively young black woman who with no uncertainty heard the comment loud and clear showed incredible restraint. We have such a long road to travel still.....

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  2. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member

    I agree...... intolerance is intolerable

    intolerance of her opinion....... an opinion she has every right to have..... thats just plain discriminatory
  3. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Well-Known Member

    Haha, wow, that is hilarious. People are crazy.
  4. MrDangerous

    MrDangerous Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing Mouly is some kind of slur for black people? I've never heard it before.
  5. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator

  6. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Never watched The Sopranos? Lol
  7. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    Since President Obama took office a White backlash has emerged with a vengeance. It has spawned a radical right-wing political movement, the Tea Party, and unleashed whatever muzzle that may have covered the mouths of those steeped in racial hatred. Indeed the president and his family have been called ugly names and threatened often without apology, with those who have hurled insults claiming the “word police” are abridging their right to free expression.
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  8. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't call it racial hatred. Not really. Slurs are kind of just thrown around nowadays. Get mad at the cashier at Walmart and call him a (insert slur here).

    It was pretty rude and stupid. I don't think she was actually a racist. (just imo :))
  9. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie Moderator

    He was just throwing bullets around, that doesn't make him a killer. People do that these days.

    See how that works?

    IMHO, it was a blatant racist remark which means granny's a racist. Doesn't mean her cookies taste bad, but it might mean she'd bake a batch for the clan.
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  10. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member

    coined by many as a blatantly racist title........ is she the only racist we're talking about here?
  11. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Well-Known Member

    Words and bullets are not the same. Blurting something out in the heat of the moment doesn't mean anything, except that you've got a potty mouth.

    Ill admit, i used my potty mouth with my friends. Neither of us actually hated each other even though we used certain words against each other. I'm not saying i was right to use those words (although they're just words) but that didn't make me hateful.
  12. cmybliss

    cmybliss Well-Known Member

    Tell that to the overweight teenage girl who was tormented into becoming bulimic. Or the gay kid who hung himself because of the words flung at him.

    Words carry immense power. They can heal or they can kill.
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  13. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Well-Known Member

    I did say blurting it out, not stopping by with a bunch of people to pick on one person. These examples being given are not what granny did. She didn't get her homies from the retirement home and start picking on a fat kid. She blurted out a slur in the heat of the moment.
  14. cmybliss

    cmybliss Well-Known Member

    1. Despite the serious nature of the subject, that made me laugh. Now I keep seeing little old ladies with their canes and walkers puttin' the smack down on some poor unsuspecting soul who thought they were going to get cookies!

    2. It's my belief that the things we say in the heat of the moment are often the most sure indicator of ones true beliefs. Once said, words cannot be unsaid.

    There are marked difference in messing around with your buddies and true racist or hate speech. We've all done the former. Heck, if you expect to survive in my family, you better learn to hold your own shortly after you learn to talk. :rolleyes:

    The latter is I different matter entirely. Whether spoken in the heat of the moment, or written in an op ed, it's mean. Plain and simple. While the language she used, and the manner in which she used it doesn't break any laws, that doesn't make it ok. Nor does the fact that because of the age and the times in which she grew up, she probably sees nothing wrong with using those words. I applaud the African American poll worker for keeping her composure under the circumstances.
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  15. kool kat2

    kool kat2 Well-Known Member

    1. LMAO

    2. (After thinking about it, i guess ive never really blurted out a slur in anger...)
  16. MrDangerous

    MrDangerous Well-Known Member

  17. cmybliss

    cmybliss Well-Known Member

    I think Mr dangerous is refering to the multiple racist and downright e-mails sent out by Republican and Tea party leaders. Google is your friend. A quick search turned up quite a list. Here are a few:

    Richard Cebull- Montana federal judge sent an email inferring Obama was the product of his mom having relations with a dog.

    Marilyn Davenport - Tea Party activist/ OC county GOP official sent an email depicting Obama family as monkeys.

    Judson Phillips - Tea Party Nation implying Obama was gay.

    Pennsylvania Tea Party - sent a long email that concluded with a "joke" about the founding fathers beating Obama to death.

    Sam Brownback - R. Kansas speaker of the house called Michelle "Mrs. YoMama" and compared a pic of her to the grinch.

    Walt Baker- CEO from Tennessee compared Michelle to Tarzan's chimp Cheetah.

    And let's not forget the never ending stream of birthers. Donald Trump topping the list claiming that Obama isn't a natural born citizen. Trying to delegitimize him at every turn. Our country may have elected an African American as president, but we are a long way from racial equality. In some ways, I think his election has stirred up dormant racial hatreds. Some "good old boys" can't stand that some "damn uppity black man" is the leader of the free world. Doesn't he know he should be shinning our shoes?
  18. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member

    odd that you would quote Bill Clinton in your defense of democrats and portrayal that all republicans are racists

    you did forget to quote all the other democratic racism as well.... perhaps the many times Joe Biden (you know our vice president) making racist remarks about blacks

    or Hilary Clinton (our Sec of State)

    lets not forget Harry Reid's (Senate majority leader) famous comments about how obama could be an electable black man because he was "light skinned" and "no negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one"

    or for that matter Obama himself whos made several racists remarks against whites

    we could go on and on and on...... there are countless racist remarks on the democrat side that could be quoted.... difference is instead of some nameless blogger making the remarks...... they come from the democrats elected leaders..... you promote racism then blame others for following your lead
  19. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    I always find it interesting though that Obama is portrayed as black. He is half white. Surely there should be parity in reporting?
    'America reelects first black President' should be followed with 'America reelects 44th white President'
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  20. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

    What title is supposed to be used? Black is the best description I can think of and is the only one that I don't find insensitive.
  21. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member

    oh absolutely not..... according to the PC crowd black is a racist term...... they should be referred to as african-american...... which personally I would think would be considered more offensive

    since they are not from africa....... and associating them with africa connotates some 3rd world trash image.... not to mention references the slave trading days more than most "racist" terms

    they should actually be referred to as 'high melanin americans'

    or even better how about just "AMERICANS"

    but in the end what YOU dont find insensitive is obviously the most important right?
  22. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Whatever. I actually know many black people, and they have no problem with that term. Funny how the conservative is the one trying to be ridiculously PC here.
  23. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

    I find African-American to be very offensive because it takes away from my actual heritage. If I am African-American then every white person should be labeled as European-American even if your ancestors came from the Asian continent. If you need to refer to somebody's color (as the OP) then do so by the color of their skin not by a "PC term" that many find offensive. The color of the woman's skin was 100% relative to the story so it should have been used. To simply say that an AMERICAN, as you put it, heard the comment then the gravity of the story/moment was lost. Also why would you assume she was just AMERICAN? Maybe she holds dual citizenship. In which case simply calling her AMERICAN could be offensive.
  24. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    My grandfather came here from China. Do I refer to myself as Asian? Technically not accurate as I was born here in the US. Is Asian American an accurate term for me? I have dark, black hair and slanted eyes. American is a technically accurate term for me as I was born here. It would be a technically accurate term for anyone who is voting as citizenship is a requirement. Oddly enough, I don't find Asian to be offensive at all. I don't find American offensive either. Asian American is somewhat offensive to me though I'm not entirely sure why. Perhaps because it lumps all Asians under one umbrella and acts like we're all the same. We're not. Japanese are very different from Chinese from Filipinos from Vietnamese. If you really want to offend me refer to me as some Asian nationality other than Chinese.
  25. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

    Probably because you identify yourself as an American first.

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