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09-01-2010 12:38 AM

“Political Correctness.”

The winner wrote:

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Winner of a contest where contestants were asked to describe political corectness held at Texas A&M

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 12:40 AM

Ther may just be something to that. ;-)

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 01:51 AM

I didn’t know a turd had a clean end! Hmmmmm You learn something new every day.

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 03:00 PM

”I didn’t know a turd had a clean end! Hmmmmm You learn something new every day.”

Sorta illuminates the absurdity of PC, doesn’t it?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 03:06 PM

A turd by any other name is, well, just a turd. And even if you polish a turd, its still just a turd.

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 03:10 PM

Amen !

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#6 posted 09-01-2010 04:06 PM

To be 100% politically correct would mean we’d have to strip away every behavior and every thought that might be offensive to someone, somewhere, thereby reducing ourselves to a steaming pile of inert chemicals.

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#7 posted 09-01-2010 04:18 PM

Nope, those inert chemicals are offensive to some… Political correctness is truly impossible to achieve, no matter what you do, say, or simply be, SOMEBODY is going to be offended. And I take offense to that!

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#9 posted 09-01-2010 05:31 PM

Unfortunately, this makes me sad.


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#10 posted 09-02-2010 02:54 AM

Forget where I picked this up, a Site something like “The Dangers Of Political Correctness” but here it is:

“Political correctness encourages offence to be taken where none is intended, encourages the re-writing and re-thinking of history along with the abandonment of pride in country, is a serious threat to free speech and, despite being portrayed to be in the name of tolerance, is completely intolerant of anyone who does not act in a politically correct fashion.”

Eg: BAA BAA Rainbow Sheep?? Humpty Dumpty Sat etc ….......All the kings horse and all the kings men where happy to put Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again??? YES! They are both for REAL.

Competetive Sports have been eliminated from a LOT of High Schools …..BECAUSE …It’s NOT FAIR to the Losers to have to carry that PSYCHOLOGICAL BURDEN?? A Manhole Cover MUST now be a SERVICE ACCESS COVER? A “Blackboard” Must now be a “Chalkboard”. & Their are Hundreds more!

I DON’T Get the Job even though I’m the Best Qualified for it, because the Employer MUST HIRE one of the “Visible Minority” and the Hell with the “Invisible Majority”???

An ILLEGAL Alien (sounds like someone from Outer Space) must now be called something like “An Immigrant Awaiting Processing Of Work Papers.”

Kent: What is it that makes you sad. Too much of it? Not enough of it? Or we’re not all members of the Bleeding Heart Society.

Enough is already WAY more than TOO MUCH!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#11 posted 09-02-2010 03:09 AM

Hey! Us Bleedin’ Hearts got rights, too! 8^D Seriously, people just need to suck it up and deal with the world and what people say and do.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 09-02-2010 09:53 AM

I believe “Being Politically Correct” acually has nothing to do with “Politics” or “Politicians”.

As some might know the Definition of “Politics” is as follows…. Poli from the Greek word Poly meaning “Many” and of course “tics” are small “Blood Sucking Insects”.

Which brings us to a definition of…. “Many Blood Sucking Insects” and “Politicians” are simply Members of that Group.

Personally I think it’s an Insult to all red blooded “tics”.

Life? “Life is what happens when you are planning on doing other things.” I’m also NEVER a Bug or a Windshield or a Dog or a Fire Hydrant.

I’d just like to be me and Live by the Golden Rule.

dbhost (6 up) hit the nail right on the head, and he finds it offensive. I find it worse than that.

As also stated above a TURD is still a TURD no matter what “Others” might want you to call it. Actually the word TURD might very well be the Politically Correct word for …...SH ….NAW it would have to be more like “The Resulting Product Of An Intestinal Release Of Sub Standard, Extraneous, Bodily Waste Matter.”

Which reminds me …..I gotta go and have a Crap and I’m not talking about Dice.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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