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Old 06-13-2013, 10:30 PM
 
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Does anyone have a clip or know what Maher actually said?
nope.

currently there's no confirmation of what maher said....... even from the man making the claim ( he can't remember the joke ).

 
Old 06-13-2013, 10:38 PM
 
Location: California
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I don't have a problem with the word retarded and use it myself sometimes. The thing is if someone is a jerk and purposely insults someone that will stand on it's own...you don't NEED to fight about it.
 
Old 06-13-2013, 10:46 PM
 
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Wingnuts......
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'/holds up a mirror.
 
Old 06-13-2013, 10:53 PM
 
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I don't have a problem with the word retarded and use it myself sometimes.
That's ok, seeing as how most retarded people are around an IQ of 70, most likely you have a 30-40 pt advantage on them.

So, how would you feel if someone with a 30-40 pt advantage on you called you a retard?

Just saying....

P.S. I've tested around 160, let me know what I should call you. However, I won't because relative to some....I too am a "retard".
 
Old 06-13-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: TX
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I haven't read through the entire thread. Does anyone have a clip or know what Maher actually said? Was it a cheap shot / attempt at humor or did he just refer to her son as retarded?
No one's been able to provide a quote or a clip so far. Vic is getting spicious.

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When a tree grows fully with lots of water and nutrients - it is fully developed...If a tree is exposed to harsh conditions - such as drought - then it's growth is considered retarded. Why has this word become so politically incorrect?
I would guess it's because people started using it as an insult at one point. That's all it takes to ruin it for the entire world. Someday, "special needs" will be offensive and we'll have to come up with some other label that is both less accurate and more time consuming to say than "special needs".

"Special needs" is already pretty far off. Why are we assuming that everyone who is mentally retarded needs more of, well, anything than some of the typical folks who are not mentally retarded. Is this not also an insult? I know I've met my share of people I would call "special needs" in a heartbeat though they are not mentally retarded.

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I don't have a problem with the word retarded and use it myself sometimes.
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Originally Posted by Mathguy View Post
That's ok, seeing as how most retarded people are around an IQ of 70, most likely you have a 30-40 pt advantage on them.

So, how would you feel if someone with a 30-40 pt advantage on you called you a retard?
The difference between calling someone retarded and calling them a retard is that the former is not always meant as an insult. I cannot think of an example of the latter being used in which it was not clearly meant as an insult against the other person.
 
Old 06-13-2013, 11:17 PM
 
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That's ok, seeing as how most retarded people are around an IQ of 70, most likely you have a 30-40 pt advantage on them.

So, how would you feel if someone with a 30-40 pt advantage on you called you a retard?

Just saying....

P.S. I've tested around 160, let me know what I should call you. However, I won't because relative to some....I too am a "retard".
Which proves IQ tests are not reliable.
 
Old 06-13-2013, 11:44 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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As a former Republican when did they become a bunch of babies
The party use to just take the higher road against the lib's and their bullcrap insults
I haven't herd Bill insult Sara Palin in while though
 
Old 06-14-2013, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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So Caribou Barbie thinks that violence is the proper response to someone exercising their 1st Amendment rights. I still can't believe that some people wanted this idiot to be Vice President.
I still cann't believe that people think the one we have was a better choice.
 
Old 06-14-2013, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I don't have a problem with the word retarded and use it myself sometimes. The thing is if someone is a jerk and purposely insults someone that will stand on it's own...you don't NEED to fight about it.
Bill Maher is just a piece of sh*t wrapped in skin. He's about as funny as someone unloading a truckload
of dead babies with a pitchfork.

Karma usually catches up with scumbags like that......
 
Old 06-14-2013, 01:17 AM
 
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Bill Maher is just a piece of sh*t wrapped in skin. He's about as funny as someone unloading a truckload
of dead babies with a pitchfork.


Karma usually catches up with scumbags like that......
and yet he's much more successful as a comedian than you are in your field.
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