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Defining absurdity down
Posted by: McQ on Friday, July 11, 2008

Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder where some of these morons come from.

Now "black hole" is considered by some to be a racist term - at least according to some idiot in Dallas. Take a look.

The language police are alive and well. This yahoo went even further putting "devil's food cake" and "black sheep" out of bounds claiming them to be "racially insensitive" as well.

To heck with this - black hole is a scientific term, devil's food cake has nothing to do with race (and more with being "sinfully delicious") and black sheep has always been the sheep that was different in reality as well as metaphorically. Only race baiters see those as racist terms.

Nonsense like this is what constantly gets in the way of racial healing, and when idiots like this commissioner pull stunts such as this they should be called on them and their nonsense rejected. The terms he questions are perfectly valid scientific and metaphorical terms which have nothing to do with race. I don't intend to let this niggardly attempt by an ignorant fool dissuade me from using these terms properly in the future.
 
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You missed this one ..
the term “brainstorming” – and replaced it with “THOUGHT SHOWERS”
 
Written By: Neo
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The only cure is public ridicule. I’d cut him some slack for his first comment - it is impossible to know everything. However, his idiotic attempt to force the issue when he is wrong deserves mockery.

 
Written By: MarkD
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I guess I should be offended by this term.

Somebody should forward those goons this video.
 
Written By: Is
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The difference between a "black hole" and a "black a-hole" is that light goes into the first but never comes out, hereas the with the second, the "light of reason" never goes in and only something toxic comes out.
 
Written By: Neo
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Why cant i for once be a target for this kind of idiocy? Id love to give an idiot like this a piece of my mind. Give me a break. I think id of been even more angry that the commissioner seemed, i might of called him and idiot right then and there. Nothing racist about being an idiot, idiocy comes in all shapes, sizes and colors.
 
Written By: josh b
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Now "black hole" is considered by some to be a racist term - at least according to some idiot in Dallas ... This yahoo went even further putting "devil’s food cake" and "black sheep" out of bounds claiming them to be "racially insensitive" as well.
I can’t believe you don’t see the obvious truth in his position, McQ.

Next thing you’re going to tell me that pool isn’t a game of racial domination, which should be obvious by the fact that all the colored balls are push around the green felt (representing Earth), and the way the game ends is by driving the black ball completely off the table.

Or that the terms "master" and "slave" as applied to hard drive arrangements aren’t blatant racism.

How naive are you!?!
 
Written By: MichaelW
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I think it was about 20 years ago when a city council member (I forget where) was booted off his committee for criticizing a certain policy as "niggardly" (that means "stingy" for the vocabulary-challenged out there).

Nobody said the self-appointed language police were smart. Or that this phenomenon was particularly new.
 
Written By: CR
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Trust me, Price isn’t going anywhere any time soon. He’s the darling of the South Dallas community, and oddly enough it’s for exactly this reason.

He’s Al Shaprton, writ small. Race baiting is often his business. One time during a street blocking protest he tore the windshield wipers off a woman’s car. He claims she was trying to hit him with the vehicle.

On the other hand at times I’ve heard him say and do exceptionally sane things.

All in all though there’s more of this kind of thing than what I could call sanity. And this is how he keeps his job folks.
Seriously though, I thought he was smarter than this.
 
Written By: looker
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CR, it was DC and it was within the last 10 years (maybe even 5, since he was in Tony William’s administration) that a guy was pushed out for using niggardly. We in DC were so very proud...
 
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