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Date Posted: Monday, March 23, 03:16:27pm
Author: SPC78
Subject: Re: Abuse
In reply to: Peacock 's message, "Abuse" on Sunday, March 22, 10:21:49pm

I would ask you please not use the word 'retard'. Having a family member who is Down's Syndrome, I try to ask well educated and intentioned people like yourself to avoid using the word in that manner. Thank You

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[> Re: Abuse -- guns of navarrone, Monday, March 23, 07:02:35pm [1]

I also request you substitute the word retard for higly educated person who also suffers from down syndrome.

is that better SPC78?

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[> [> Re: Abuse -- Sludge, Monday, March 23, 07:35:26pm [1]

Enough of the correctness crap. I'm even inclined to defend my Prez Barry for his comments on the Leno Show.

Heck, even some of my best friends are retards.

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[> [> [> Re: Abuse -- jimsouls, Monday, March 23, 08:29:47pm [1]

Please tell me you folks aren't grads of St. Peter's (or for that matter, adults).
Ah, sports fans. No brains.

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[> [> Time Out !!!!!!!!!! -- Gray Poll, Monday, March 23, 07:50:53pm [1]

Raising a Down's Syndrome child is a lifetime commitment of love and sacrifice. Joking about it in any way, shape or form is across the line.

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[> [> [> Re: Time Out !!!!!!!!!! -- Peacock, Monday, March 23, 08:06:02pm [1]

I think the issue is really intent. If you believe the intent was to make fun, then you are reading well beyond what is written. People who practice Political Correctness in fact make the problems for themselves.

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[> [> [> [> I'm dissappointed -- Gray Poll, Monday, March 23, 08:30:31pm [1]

People who mock "political correctness" have never had to comfort a child who's been beaten up because he's a "retard".

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[> [> [> Re: Time Out !!!!!!!!!! -- Sludge, Tuesday, March 24, 12:29:09am [1]

Judge a person by what you find in their heart and by their deeds. Not what one wishes to take away, from what in large measure, is an irreverent sport's board.

Look for what a person does when no one is watching, not from a Funk & Wagnall, or in today's world, a teleprompter (sic).

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[> [> Re: Abuse -- NickD, Monday, March 23, 07:58:10pm [1]

What???

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