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Old 08-08-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I just don't know what happened to the Left. They have gone completely off the rails.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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If you actually read the article, most of the words were suggested because they would be upsetting to evangelical christians and other social conservatives.
You should take your own advice, here's the list.

Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological)
Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs
Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)
Bodily functions
Cancer (and other diseases)
Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)
Celebrities
Children dealing with serious issues
Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)
Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)
Crime
Death and disease
Divorce
Evolution
Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes
Gambling involving money
Halloween
Homelessness
Homes with swimming pools
Hunting
Junk food
In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge
Loss of employment
Nuclear weapons
Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)
Parapsychology
Politics
Pornography
Poverty
Rap Music
Religion
Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)
Rock-and-Roll music
Running away
Sex
Slavery
Terrorism
Television and video games (excessive use)
Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)
Vermin (rats and roaches)
Violence
War and bloodshed
Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)
Witchcraft, sorcery, etc.
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Evolution is on the list.

Why not go all the way and ban the teaching of ToE?
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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How come "Chicago" and "golf" aren't on the list?
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Since he abused alcohol at birthday parties, Sam often had a need to take care of certain bodily functions, and subsequently developed cancer. This catastrophe led to him becoming a celebrity on a rehab reality show where everyone acted like children dealing with serious problems while smoking cigarettes and using Twitter on computers in the home.

Living in a crime ridden neighborhood, fending off imminent death and various diseases, and helping one participant through an ugly divorce, helped create an evolution within the group of rehabbers, in which they quit drinking and instead bought expensive gifts, went on lavish vacations, and gambled with prize money won at a Halloween rave. They went from homelessness to living in homes with swimming pools, from hunting to eating junk food.

Sam had previously engaged in in depth discussions of sports that required prior knowledge which caused him to lose his employment at a nuclear weapons storage facility. Now he talks about occult topics, parapsychology, and politics, wages volunteer campaigns against pornography and poverty, listens to rap music, promotes religion, and observes all religious festivals(including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan).

Sam's wife(who he met at the rehab house) listens to rock and roll music, and is running away from her past when she was used in sex slavery. She opposes the War on Terrorism, watches television and plays video games excessively, and reads traumatic material(including material that may be particularly upsetting like animal shelters) - just like a good liberal.

She refers to Republicans as vermin(rats and roaches), claims that they like violence, promote warfare and bloodshed, worship weapons(guns, knives, etc...), and are probably engaged in witchcraft, sorcery, etc...
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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Wow. It really doesn't take much you folks worked into a frenzy.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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No I don't because if this surfaced once it will surface again.
Don't like being reminded of liberal nuttiness, eh?
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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If you actually read the article, most of the words were suggested because they would be upsetting to evangelical christians and other social conservatives.
It never says that. Try again.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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You should take your own advice, here's the list.

Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological)
Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs
Birthday celebrations (and birthdays)
Bodily functions
Cancer (and other diseases)
Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes)
Celebrities
Children dealing with serious issues
Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia)
Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting)
Crime
Death and disease
Divorce
Evolution
Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes
Gambling involving money
Halloween
Homelessness
Homes with swimming pools
Hunting
Junk food
In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge
Loss of employment
Nuclear weapons
Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling)
Parapsychology
Politics
Pornography
Poverty
Rap Music
Religion
Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan)
Rock-and-Roll music
Running away
Sex
Slavery
Terrorism
Television and video games (excessive use)
Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters)
Vermin (rats and roaches)
Violence
War and bloodshed
Weapons (guns, knives, etc.)
Witchcraft, sorcery, etc.

Did you bother to read the article with it? Words like evolution, Halloween, divorce etc. were on the list because some fundamentalist Christians would take offense to them--that's what the ARTICLE said. The vast majority of the words on that list have to do with vices, sex, science, religion, the occult/paganism and other topics that some might find found distasteful. This was the opposite of "PC" and more about banning words that some religious groups found offensive. How you connect that to liberals is beyond me. It's more like book burning.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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Did you bother to read the article with it? Words like evolution, Halloween, divorce etc. were on the list because some fundamentalist Christians would take offense to them--that's what the ARTICLE said. The vast majority of the words on that list have to do with vices, sex, science, religion, the occult/paganism and other topics that some might find found distasteful. This was the opposite of "PC" and more about banning words that some religious groups found offensive. How you connect that to liberals is beyond me. It's more like book burning.
That's what the article said but after those words being around for decades nobody I know has called for ban on them.
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