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Old 02-27-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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Fri, Feb 27 01:15 PM

London, February 27 (ANI): Acting legend Clint Eastwood , 79, apparently believes that political correctness has rendered modern society humourless, for he accuses younger generations of spending too much time trying to avoid being offensive.

The Dirty Harry star insists that he should be able to tell harmless jokes about nationality without fearing that people may brand him "a racist".

"People have lost their sense of humour. In former times we constantly made jokes about different races. You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth or you will be insulted as a racist," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

"I find that ridiculous. In those earlier days every friendly clique had a 'Sam the Jew' or 'Jose the Mexican' - but we didn't think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was just normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem. I don't want to be politically correct.

We're all spending too much time and energy trying to be politically correct about everything," he added. (ANI)

http://in.news.yahoo.com/139/20090227/906/ten-eastwood-thinks-political-correctnes.html
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Fri, Feb 27 01:15 PM

London, February 27 (ANI): Acting legend Clint Eastwood , 79, apparently believes that political correctness has rendered modern society humourless, for he accuses younger generations of spending too much time trying to avoid being offensive.

The Dirty Harry star insists that he should be able to tell harmless jokes about nationality without fearing that people may brand him "a racist".

"People have lost their sense of humour. In former times we constantly made jokes about different races. You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth or you will be insulted as a racist," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

"I find that ridiculous. In those earlier days every friendly clique had a 'Sam the Jew' or 'Jose the Mexican' - but we didn't think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was just normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem. I don't want to be politically correct.

We're all spending too much time and energy trying to be politically correct about everything," he added. (ANI)

http://in.news.yahoo.com/139/20090227/906/ten-eastwood-thinks-political-correctnes.html

One of my favorite movies of all time is "The Good the Bad and the Ugly'....but I sure don't like old man Clint's politics.

Of course he's denying racism, what else can he do...he's a Republican..a party full of racists.
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:55 PM
 
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People blame "political correctness" when they don't know how to be funny without insulting other races, sexes, religions, or orientations.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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Uhmmm. Tax cuts and an end to political correctness. I guess that's marginally better than what the Republicans have been able to propose so far.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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We have already had our fill of drugstore cowboys and bad actors in the White House, thank you.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:29 AM
 
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One of my favorite movies of all time is "The Good the Bad and the Ugly'....but I sure don't like old man Clint's politics.

Of course he's denying racism, what else can he do...he's a Republican..a party full of racists.
Eastwood's actually an independent. He used to be a Republican and votes for some GOP candidates but the Religious Right alienated him from the GOP. If the GOP hadn't kissed ass to the South, they'd still have more Republicans like him. I may not agree with all his views but don't have a problem with that type of Republican or ex-Republican
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:11 AM
 
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Fri, Feb 27 01:15 PM

London, February 27 (ANI): Acting legend Clint Eastwood , 79, apparently believes that political correctness has rendered modern society humourless, for he accuses younger generations of spending too much time trying to avoid being offensive.

The Dirty Harry star insists that he should be able to tell harmless jokes about nationality without fearing that people may brand him "a racist".

"People have lost their sense of humour. In former times we constantly made jokes about different races. You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth or you will be insulted as a racist," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

"I find that ridiculous. In those earlier days every friendly clique had a 'Sam the Jew' or 'Jose the Mexican' - but we didn't think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was just normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem. I don't want to be politically correct.

We're all spending too much time and energy trying to be politically correct about everything," he added. (ANI)

http://in.news.yahoo.com/139/20090227/906/ten-eastwood-thinks-political-correctnes.html
I agree 100%

Political Correctness is a mental straight-jacket that we live with.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:14 AM
 
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Sometimes, I , like Eastwood, get a little concerned that we are too politically correct. Still, in our diverse society, there is no place for racial slurs and racial jokes--even though I agree that some of them are humorous. Let's stick with blond jokes....Are they politically correct?

I did not read the whole article, and I did not see an indication that Eastwood is interested in running for president. I don't want to draft an 80+ year old to run for the White House. We have had one president who became senile during his term. Let's not do that again.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:48 PM
 
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We have had one president who became senile during his term. Let's not do that again.
Who?
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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Who?
Alan Greenspan.
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