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    I read it. Do you really think that he would have been offended if someone hadn't told him he needed to be? Seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    I don't think she'll be fired. Ann Coulter says nasty crap all of the time; I think that's her whole appeal. I don't get it, but I'm not exactly her target audience.

    As for whether or not it is offensive to call someone a "******" as a way of calling them stupid, I'll let this amazing fellow speak for himself.

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    I agree that she isn't going to get fired. Could a celebrity get fired for saying something like that? Sure. It all depends on who hired the person and for what reason. But considering what Ann's 'job description' is....i don't think she needs to be worried about getting fired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smsturner View Post
    So you are never offended by any word ever?


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    It is NUTS to call this ridiculous and selfish! ESPECIALLY this particular word. Because this is what we need to do to protect the feelings of the most vulnerable in this society. These kids/adults have the most sensitive emotions and don't understand alot of this, all they understand is that someone is being hurtful to them. How can someone whose brain never develops beyond a 5 or 10 year old possibly be responsible for their own emotions?


    At the second bold: Don't you understand that by even using the word at all, she is insulting and offending these people??
    Who told them the words had to be offensive? The word should never have been made to what it is and I can guarantee that no one who WOULD naturally be offended by the word weren't the ones who made it htat way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    Who told them the words had to be offensive? The word should never have been made to what it is and I can guarantee that no one who WOULD naturally be offended by the word weren't the ones who made it htat way.
    How much does it matter what you think should have happened to the word, compared to what it is. Every word has a history of development and use-age. And what that history IS (not what you think it should be) is what is going to affect how people take it now.

    Words are meant to use as communication....every word has meaning and it is unique to its history and evolution over time. Unfortunately for all the people who want to keep using it today, it has taken on pretty negative meaning, so why not just deal with it and accept that. Find a different word to use that won't be hurtful to people...isn't that more important?

    And its not like the reason it is hurtful is completely arbitrary. Its not the same as if one day those who had a mental disability started taking offense to the word 'potato' or something.
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    Honestly I doubt that he wrote that letter without some outside help. One of the best qualities of people with Down's syndrome is that they are so open and honest and loving about everything. This letter is very sarcastic and the way it is worded just doesn't seem right to me. You can flame me for it all you want and they very well may have been his sentiments, but I really think someone helped to word the letter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    I read it. Do you really think that he would have been offended if someone hadn't told him he needed to be? Seriously?
    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Honestly I doubt that he wrote that letter without some outside help. One of the best qualities of people with Down's syndrome is that they are so open and honest and loving about everything. This letter is very sarcastic and the way it is worded just doesn't seem right to me. You can flame me for it all you want and they very well may have been his sentiments, but I really think someone helped to word the letter.
    Maybe you don't mean it this way, but the way these comments come off is that you doubt he's smart enough to know when someone is saying something that is offensive to him, and be able to respond appropriately.

    I think, having grown up with Down's, he's probably heard the R word once or twice, and knows that it's used in a derogatory way to mean "stupid" and "slow", both in reference to people who actually have a disability, and also to people that we want to put down by comparing them to people who have disabilities.

    Imagine if you knew that someone thought poorly of you, and that when they wanted to put anyone down, they said "You're such a Gloria!" or "You're such a Lillie!" That's kind of how people use the R word these days. I happen to think he's smart enough to get that and articulate it.
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    This was in my FB food...very timely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    Maybe you don't mean it this way, but the way these comments come off is that you doubt he's smart enough to know when someone is saying something that is offensive to him, and be able to respond appropriately.

    I think, having grown up with Down's, he's probably heard the R word once or twice, and knows that it's used in a derogatory way to mean "stupid" and "slow", both in reference to people who actually have a disability, and also to people that we want to put down by comparing them to people who have disabilities.

    Imagine if you knew that someone thought poorly of you, and that when they wanted to put anyone down, they said "You're such a Gloria!" or "You're such a Lillie!" That's kind of how people use the R word these days. I happen to think he's smart enough to get that and articulate it.
    It has nothing to do with whether he is smart enough to write the letter. It is the sarcastic quality and tone of the letter that makes me think he had help. I know and have know quite a few people with Down's syndrome and that is just not the way they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    It has nothing to do with whether he is smart enough to write the letter. It is the sarcastic quality and tone of the letter that makes me think he had help. I know and have know quite a few people with Down's syndrome and that is just not the way they are.
    I thought the letter was very powerful and beautifully written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    It has nothing to do with whether he is smart enough to write the letter. It is the sarcastic quality and tone of the letter that makes me think he had help. I know and have know quite a few people with Down's syndrome and that is just not the way they are.
    You know quite a few people with down's syndrome and you are ready to say you give up on being politically correct around them? Ouch. Are they your friends? Would you care if you hurt them by not taking the effort?
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