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Old 12-28-2010, 05:50 PM
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"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:52 PM
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I'll worry about being PC when I become a politician...

Yeah, right! Like that will ever happen!!!

Until that happens, a midget is still called a midget.

Mentally retarded people are still called mentally retarded.

Racial profiling, when used properly, can be a good thing.

A brat is still called a BRAT! Not a "child with issues"...

When I dish out discipline to one of my kids, it just might include a swift kick in the ass! "Time outs" are for sporting events, not teaching a child to act properly...


And on a more timely note, I just want to gag when I hear "holiday tree, holiday lights" and other such nonsense.
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It seems ironic that while political correctness is attempt to avoid offending the thin-skinned in society, there are some whose skin is so thin they are offended by political correctness itself
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Punish the many to protect the few.


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240 LTS: "Punish the many to protect the few."

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Originally Posted by TopCat View Post
It seems ironic that while political correctness is attempt to avoid offending the thin-skinned in society, there are some whose skin is so thin they are offended by political correctness itself
interesting point - someone had to make it - thanks
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Originally Posted by TopCat View Post
It seems ironic that while political correctness is attempt to avoid offending the thin-skinned in society, there are some whose skin is so thin they are offended by political correctness itself
thats crazy talk
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
Punish the many to protect the few.


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You got that exactly right. I work on a railroad and when an emergency comes up it is "the needs of the many vs. the needs of the few".

PC is ass backwards, no doubt about it.
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You got that exactly right. I work on a railroad and when an emergency comes up it is "the needs of the many vs. the needs of the few".

PC is ass backwards, no doubt about it.








We just had another dumbazz get killed while walking on the tracks.

Why is it that every time one of these Darwin Award winners gets killed, the railroad companies are blamed???

People come out of the woodwork demanding that fences, guardrails, signage, warning lights and sound alarms be installed to prevent such "tragedy".

And the local politicians and community "leaders" jump right on that bandwagon!

Here's a FACT: No one will ever be killed by a train again if they would just keep their fat arses off the tracks!!!

Yes it REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE!!!

But sadly, no one has the guts to say that in public...

Personal responsibility is quickly becoming a thing of the past...

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There is no personal responsibility any more as long as there is a lawyer willing to find "someone else" to blame it on in turn getting a piece of the $$ pie!
It has absolutely nothing to do with right and wrong or justice, it has to do with getting a slice of the pie $$$$$$$$$$$$ !

Guns are responsible for murders.
Fast food is responsible for you fat, unhealthy ass.
Teachers are responsible for your dumb kids.
Employers are responsible for your lack of drive.
This computer is responsible for me not exercising.
Etc, etc....


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We just had another dumbazz get killed while walking on the tracks.

Why is it that every time one of these Darwin Award winners gets killed, the railroad companies are blamed???

It ain't like they don't know exactly where the train is going. It ain't going to swerve.
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California Man Hit By Train Twice In 2 Weeks




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_474271.html



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Originally Posted by ABoater View Post
We just had another dumbazz get killed while walking on the tracks.

Why is it that every time one of these Darwin Award winners gets killed, the railroad companies are blamed???

People come out of the woodwork demanding that fences, guardrails, signage, warning lights and sound alarms be installed to prevent such "tragedy".

And the local politicians and community "leaders" jump right on that bandwagon!

Here's a FACT: No one will ever be killed by a train again if they would just keep their fat arses off the tracks!!!

Yes it REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE!!!



But sadly, no one has the guts to say that in public...

Personal responsibility is quickly becoming a thing of the past...

Good-bye Sweet America!
Funny thing about trains they seem to like to stay on the tracks. . . never seen one swerve to hit a drunk walking the tracks. Did clean up an accident where a man stood on the tracks cursing the train telling it to stop he was walking, damn train was moving maybe 7 or 8 mph, he got squished in two. (He had a history of mental illness)
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That's why you operate the equipment, you don't drive a train. (No wheel)!

If there were a fire in a tunnel and the train could not operate they would evacuate then equipment, if you were disabled you'd be the last to leave. You sit and wait until fire/police/EMS got to you, while everyone else was escorted off.

The needs of many vs. the needs of the few.
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The beatings will continue until morale improves...
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Then you may as well continue the beatings.......at least on my part......



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It seems ironic that while political correctness is attempt to avoid offending the thin-skinned in society, there are some whose skin is so thin they are offended by political correctness itself
That statement is a circular argument and makes no sense as it does not address the root cause of the PC movement. Which is, to make all things acceptable even if they are morally wrong or ultimately harmful to the fabric of our society.

People are getting fed up with the whole PC thing not because they are callous or uncaring about their fellow man but because political correctness robs us all of openness, integrity and honesty.

Speak the truth in love knowing that none of us is better then the rest of us.
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s_ebels : "That statement is a circular argument and makes no sense as it does not address the root cause of the PC movement. Which is, to make all things acceptable even if they are morally wrong or ultimately harmful to the fabric of our society."

Excellent response
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Listen to most of the Obama talk ofrom the people on their two-story soapboxes and you'd forget there was political correctness. Some of it borders and crosses the line of something else.......that said it's a shame as a whole nothing can be frank anymore.
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