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Let's Get Rid of Offensive Things

Let’s Get Rid Of Offensive Things
Derek Hunter | Jun 22, 2014
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I apologize in advance for some of the terminology in this column. Much of it may make you angry, upset or downright sick to your stomach. It’s not that I use the name “Washington Redskins,” it’s that I talk about the Internal Revenue Service on page 2. Again, apologies.

This week the American people were taught a valuable lesson – never underestimate the willingness of white progressives to be offended on behalf of people who aren’t and to impose their will on those who didn’t ask for it. (What tribe do you suspect these protesters are from?) The U.S. Trade and Patent Office canceled trademarks held by the Washington Redskins because they determined the trademark, issued by the same government that just voided them, was for an offensive term. This decision will be appealed, and Redskins owner Dan Snyder probably will win.

But this case was never about the trademark, it was about publicity for the progressives’ word police to apply pressure on Snyder to change a name they don’t want to exist. They don’t really give a damn, mind you – Snyder is just a convenient high-profile target in their attempt to control our language. If you control the language – what words can be used (Redskins) or their definitions (marriage) – it makes it that much easier to control the people.

This latest charge is being led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who took to the floor of the Senate to attack the name and lie about the ramifications of the ruling. Reid said anyone could now start printing their own Redskins merchandise and profit from it, which is a flat-out lie. The common law trademark remains in place no matter what the government does. Harry Reid, a lawmaker and lawyer, was openly advising people they could freely break the law.

But Reid is no fool. He’s quite deliberate in his deception. Whenever he slanders private citizens, such as the Koch brothers, or advises people to break the law he does so on the Senate floor, where he, thanks to the speech and debate clause of the Constitution, enjoys full immunity from any ramifications resulting from anything he says. Any basement silkscreener arrested for making counterfeit Redskins merchandise on the advice of the senate majority leader won’t be able to touch him.

Reid knows this, but he’s counting on most people not to, so as to harm Snyder’s bottom line.

It’s ironic Democrats, who call investigations into the IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the VA and any other Obama administration scandal you can think of a distraction and waste of valuable time, but they have plenty of time to write letters, give speeches and lead the charge against a sports team’s mascot.

But even more ironic is that Democrats can, with a straight face, claim to be leading this charge in the name of cultural sensitivity to Native Americans. Democrats in every state of the union have an annual fundraising dinner called the Jefferson/Jackson Day Dinner. The Jefferson is Thomas Jefferson, and if progressive college professors taught us anything it’s that Jefferson was a slave owner. But, in the pantheon of progressive sensitivities, he’s a saint compared to Andrew Jackson.

Jackson, a lifelong military man and Democrat, was responsible for untold thousands of Native American deaths. Jackson oversaw the Trail of Tears, where lands were forcibly taken from tribes and they were marched west, many to their deaths. When the Supreme Court ruled the removal of the Cherokee Nation unlawful, Jackson simply ignored them, saying of Chief Justice John Marshall’s ruling, “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”

The Supreme Court has no army, the president does. Jackson simply ignored the ruling and removed the Cherokee anyway.

What’s more offensive: a sports team nickname people have to have explained to them why it’s offensive, or celebrating a genocidal, power-mad narcissist who ignored the Constitution and imposed his will on people? Every year, the Democrats celebrate and fundraise off the genocidal, power-mad narcissist.

But if we’re banning things that are offensive, how about we start with something that polls higher than gingivitis with the American people?

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testified Friday before Congress about the magical disappearance of two years of Lois Lerner’s emails. Looking like a smug, perverted grandfather, Koskinen refused to apologize for concealing this alleged “hard-drive crash” and was actually apologized to by committee Democrats.

You read that right, Democrats apologized to him! Do yourself a favor, take a minute and go read this piece on the hearing. Share it, spread it around. Democrats apologized to the head of the IRS, the same IRS that will give you a colonoscopy, take your house, seize your bank accounts and send you to prison for not being able to produce receipts from seven years ago.

Democrats are the party of the IRS, and they’re proud of it.

That is, or should be, offensive to every taxpayer. But taxpayers aren’t an ethnic group. They aren’t a sexual orientation. They aren’t a progressive-created victim class, so they aren’t a constituency Democrats attempt to appeal to. In short: We don’t count.

The progressive website Vox.com even wrote a piece this week saying the problems at the IRS (meaning the targeting of conservatives and destruction of subpoenaed emails) mean the agency’s budget needs to be increased. (I won’t link to it because I don’t want to give them the traffic, but you can easily find it, if you’re looking to lower your IQ 20 points.)

You want to talk about offensive … the White House, congressional Democrats and the IRS claiming a computer crash can lose emails stored on an external server is offensive. Celebrating America’s ethnic cleanser-in-chief with an annual dinner is offensive. Elected officials wasting their time and our money weighing in on anything related to professional sports is offensive. The only thing offensive about the Redskins is their play.

So yes, let’s get rid of truly offensive things.

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Old 06-23-2014, 11:59 AM   #16
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You are one bitter soul.

Here is something that might help you get a clue and begin to heal your bitter heart and get you started on a more peaceful path regardless of outside circumstances in life. I receive a daily e-mail devotional on various topics from a ministry called "Insight for Living". Very brief and to the point. I find it very refreshing and comforting from day to day with a simple but deep perspective always providing a balance in our crazy world. Obviously it's not an end all solution but just another helpful tool to teach and remind us what life is really all about. Here is today's devotional and how fitting for all of us and especially for you.

June 23, 2014

Envy, Part One
by Charles R. Swindoll

Galatians 5:25–26

What exactly is envy? How does it differ from its twin, jealousy? Envy (the more sophisticated of the two) is a painful and resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another . . . accompanied by a strong desire to possess the same advantage. Envy wants to have what someone else possesses. Jealousy wants to possess what it already has. Jealousy is coarse and cruel. Envy is sneaky and subtle. Jealousy clutches and smothers. Envy is forever reaching, longing, squinting, thinking (and saying) sinister insinuations.

When you stop and think about it, envy is the worse of the two. God declared several times in His Word that He is a "jealous God" . . . but not once did He say He had envy.

Envy finds acceptable ways of expressing its resentment. One favorite method is the "but" approach. When I talk of someone I envy, I may say, "He is an excellent salesman, but he really isn't very sincere." Or "Yeah, she has a brilliant mind, but what a dull teacher!" Or "The man is an outstanding surgeon, but he doesn't mind charging an arm and a leg."

Another favorite avenue of expression envy enjoys to travel is the "reversal" approach. Someone does a good job, and I cast a shadow over it by questioning the motive. An individual gives a truly generous gift, and we mutter, "He's obviously trying to make an impression." A Christian couple buys a new car and a few pieces of nice furniture. Watch out! There will be somebody who will squeeze out an envious comment like, "Well, they probably don't tithe. We'd have a lot more money to spend if we didn't tithe."

One wag wrote this doggerel:

I hate the guys
Who minimize and criticize
The other guys
Whose enterprise
Has made them rise
Above the guys who criticize.¹

The "unfavorable comparison" approach is equally cynical. The baritone does a commendable job on Sunday as an envious pew-sitter thinks, "Compared with so-and-so, he's a dud." Or "If you think my neighbor has a nice lawn, you ought to take a drive out to Palos Verdes. Those places will make the Franklins' grass look like it has the mange!"

It's a curious fact that envy is a tension often found among professionals, the gifted, and the highly competent. You know, doctors, singers, artists, lawyers, business men and women, authors, entertainers, preachers, educators, athletes, politicians, and all public figures. Strange, isn't it, that such capable folks find it nearly impossible to applaud others in their own field who excel a shade or two more than they? Envy's fangs may be hidden, but take care when the creature coils . . . no matter how cultured and dignified it may appear.

God's Word strongly admonishes us against envy; fortunately, it also tells us how to tame the monster within. We'll talk about that tomorrow.

- See more at: http://www.insight.org/resources/dev....EEwn9X36.dpuf
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:02 PM   #17
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Funny, I hear the opposite much more frequently. And truth be told, liberals tend to be more intelligent when compared to conservatives as a whole. If you put much faith in intelligence tests and such...
Truth be told, you don't have any idea if that is truth or not. You read some biased poll, and ignored other biased polls.

And considering the large number of welfare kings and queens lining up to vote twice for the democrats, I highly doubt your bullshitery.
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I'd like to see evidence liberals are smarter. As for current events, I previously posted that liberals underscore on tests of current events so that's not correct either.
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And truth be told, liberals tend to be more intelligent when compared to conservatives as a whole. If you put much faith in intelligence tests and such...
Well, if that were true(Liberals/Progressives/whatever socialist label may be applied here ) that your side of the aisle is smarter, then why is our country in such a mess ? Especially when:

1. Your political party has controlled the political legal decisions more often than not in our courts/legal system for the last 50 yrs.

2. Your political party has controlled the political narrative for our education system(K-12 and colleges) for the last 50 yrs.

3. Your political party has controlled the political narrative in the media manufacturing the news politically in favor of your party for the last 50 yrs.

4. Your political party has controlled the political narrative in the arts and entertainment for the last 50yrs.

5. Your political ideology(RINO GOPers included) have not only controlled the political narrative on social welfare but have spent far more $$ on these issues in the last 50yrs and yet it is worse today.



How does that happen that your side of the political aisle is smarter when your political party controls all the political narratives of just about every cultural venue in our society of the last 50yrs ?

If anything I think it shows your so-called more educated minds and so-called more educated ideas continue to fail as our country and culture have been progressively getting worse in the last 50yrs.

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It seems to me the education system of the last 50 years or so has led to some of the fastest and most important leaps in health and technology the world has ever seen.
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It seems to me the education system of the last 50 years or so has led to some of the fastest and most important leaps in health and technology the world has ever seen.
Leaps in discovery whatever the industry are just that. What is done with them from that point on can become very political in a positive or negative light.
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Not understanding you are a dumbass doesn't mean you are not a dumbass. The comments on these forums alone are all the evidence needed to bring the average liberal IQ score into the teens.

Like I always say, there are only two types of liberals - the dumbasses and the evil ones that manipulate them for their own gain.
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You are one bitter soul.

Here is something that might help you get a clue and begin to heal your bitter heart and get you started on a more peaceful path regardless of outside circumstances in life. I receive a daily e-mail devotional on various topics from a ministry called "Insight for Living". Very brief and to the point. I find it very refreshing and comforting from day to day with a simple but deep perspective always providing a balance in our crazy world. Obviously it's not an end all solution but just another helpful tool to teach and remind us what life is really all about. Here is today's devotional and how fitting for all of us and especially for you.

June 23, 2014

Envy, Part One
by Charles R. Swindoll

Galatians 5:25–26

What exactly is envy? How does it differ from its twin, jealousy? Envy (the more sophisticated of the two) is a painful and resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another . . . accompanied by a strong desire to possess the same advantage. Envy wants to have what someone else possesses. Jealousy wants to possess what it already has. Jealousy is coarse and cruel. Envy is sneaky and subtle. Jealousy clutches and smothers. Envy is forever reaching, longing, squinting, thinking (and saying) sinister insinuations.

When you stop and think about it, envy is the worse of the two. God declared several times in His Word that He is a "jealous God" . . . but not once did He say He had envy.

Envy finds acceptable ways of expressing its resentment. One favorite method is the "but" approach. When I talk of someone I envy, I may say, "He is an excellent salesman, but he really isn't very sincere." Or "Yeah, she has a brilliant mind, but what a dull teacher!" Or "The man is an outstanding surgeon, but he doesn't mind charging an arm and a leg."

Another favorite avenue of expression envy enjoys to travel is the "reversal" approach. Someone does a good job, and I cast a shadow over it by questioning the motive. An individual gives a truly generous gift, and we mutter, "He's obviously trying to make an impression." A Christian couple buys a new car and a few pieces of nice furniture. Watch out! There will be somebody who will squeeze out an envious comment like, "Well, they probably don't tithe. We'd have a lot more money to spend if we didn't tithe."

One wag wrote this doggerel:

I hate the guys
Who minimize and criticize
The other guys
Whose enterprise
Has made them rise
Above the guys who criticize.¹

The "unfavorable comparison" approach is equally cynical. The baritone does a commendable job on Sunday as an envious pew-sitter thinks, "Compared with so-and-so, he's a dud." Or "If you think my neighbor has a nice lawn, you ought to take a drive out to Palos Verdes. Those places will make the Franklins' grass look like it has the mange!"

It's a curious fact that envy is a tension often found among professionals, the gifted, and the highly competent. You know, doctors, singers, artists, lawyers, business men and women, authors, entertainers, preachers, educators, athletes, politicians, and all public figures. Strange, isn't it, that such capable folks find it nearly impossible to applaud others in their own field who excel a shade or two more than they? Envy's fangs may be hidden, but take care when the creature coils . . . no matter how cultured and dignified it may appear.

God's Word strongly admonishes us against envy; fortunately, it also tells us how to tame the monster within. We'll talk about that tomorrow.

- See more at: http://www.insight.org/resources/dev....EEwn9X36.dpuf

@ the fact that you think I envy you in any way.

So do you inform your clients that you haven't completed the necessary schooling and licensing process to be a licensed therapist?
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Truth be told, you don't have any idea if that is truth or not. You read some biased poll, and ignored other biased polls.

And considering the large number of welfare kings and queens lining up to vote twice for the democrats, I highly doubt your bullshitery.
No, not really. You can certainly question the accuracy of polling this type of thing, or the measures of intelligence used. But the overwhelming majority of the studies done in this regard all show a correlation between liberalism and higher measures of intelligence. There aren't really any studies showing the opposite. I failed to find any. It's not one of those deals where you can just pick whichever poll suits your opinion..
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Here is something that might help you get a clue and begin to heal your bitter heart and get you started on a more peaceful path regardless of outside circumstances in life. I receive a daily e-mail devotional on various topics from a ministry called "Insight for Living". Very brief and to the point. I find it very refreshing and comforting from day to day with a simple but deep perspective always providing a balance in our crazy world. Obviously it's not an end all solution but just another helpful tool to teach and remind us what life is really all about. Here is today's devotional and how fitting for all of us and especially for you.

June 23, 2014

Envy, Part One
by Charles R. Swindoll

Galatians 5:25–26

What exactly is envy? How does it differ from its twin, jealousy? Envy (the more sophisticated of the two) is a painful and resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another . . . accompanied by a strong desire to possess the same advantage. Envy wants to have what someone else possesses. Jealousy wants to possess what it already has. Jealousy is coarse and cruel. Envy is sneaky and subtle. Jealousy clutches and smothers. Envy is forever reaching, longing, squinting, thinking (and saying) sinister insinuations.

When you stop and think about it, envy is the worse of the two. God declared several times in His Word that He is a "jealous God" . . . but not once did He say He had envy.

Envy finds acceptable ways of expressing its resentment. One favorite method is the "but" approach. When I talk of someone I envy, I may say, "He is an excellent salesman, but he really isn't very sincere." Or "Yeah, she has a brilliant mind, but what a dull teacher!" Or "The man is an outstanding surgeon, but he doesn't mind charging an arm and a leg."

Another favorite avenue of expression envy enjoys to travel is the "reversal" approach. Someone does a good job, and I cast a shadow over it by questioning the motive. An individual gives a truly generous gift, and we mutter, "He's obviously trying to make an impression." A Christian couple buys a new car and a few pieces of nice furniture. Watch out! There will be somebody who will squeeze out an envious comment like, "Well, they probably don't tithe. We'd have a lot more money to spend if we didn't tithe."

One wag wrote this doggerel:

I hate the guys
Who minimize and criticize
The other guys
Whose enterprise
Has made them rise
Above the guys who criticize.¹

The "unfavorable comparison" approach is equally cynical. The baritone does a commendable job on Sunday as an envious pew-sitter thinks, "Compared with so-and-so, he's a dud." Or "If you think my neighbor has a nice lawn, you ought to take a drive out to Palos Verdes. Those places will make the Franklins' grass look like it has the mange!"

It's a curious fact that envy is a tension often found among professionals, the gifted, and the highly competent. You know, doctors, singers, artists, lawyers, business men and women, authors, entertainers, preachers, educators, athletes, politicians, and all public figures. Strange, isn't it, that such capable folks find it nearly impossible to applaud others in their own field who excel a shade or two more than they? Envy's fangs may be hidden, but take care when the creature coils . . . no matter how cultured and dignified it may appear.

God's Word strongly admonishes us against envy; fortunately, it also tells us how to tame the monster within. We'll talk about that tomorrow.

- See more at: http://www.insight.org/resources/dev....EEwn9X36.dpuf
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Well, if that were true(Liberals/Progressives/whatever socialist label may be applied here ) that your side of the aisle is smarter, then why is our country in such a mess ? Especially when:

1. Your political party has controlled the political legal decisions more often than not in our courts/legal system for the last 50 yrs.

2. Your political party has controlled the political narrative for our education system(K-12 and colleges) for the last 50 yrs.

3. Your political party has controlled the political narrative in the media manufacturing the news politically in favor of your party for the last 50 yrs.

4. Your political party has controlled the political narrative in the arts and entertainment for the last 50yrs.

5. Your political ideology(RINO GOPers included) have not only controlled the political narrative on social welfare but have spent far more $$ on these issues in the last 50yrs and yet it is worse today.



How does that happen that your side of the political aisle is smarter when your political party controls all the political narratives of just about every cultural venue in our society of the last 50yrs ?

If anything I think it shows your so-called more educated minds and so-called more educated ideas continue to fail as our country and culture have been progressively getting worse in the last 50yrs.
I'm not a member of a political party, so please don't bother with your partisan opinion speech. Both parties are full of morons. There's simply a bit more in the red bucket.
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What is your job title? I find it odd that you try this Dr. Phil routine on people online. It is also odd that you only counsel people utilizing scripture. There is nothing wrong with that as long as you are counseling people at your church. So I asked what degrees do you have. Yes it is personal informant however I don't know why someone who has one or more wouldn't list them~
He's going to quit visiting this thread now.

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Funny, I hear the opposite much more frequently. And truth be told, liberals tend to be more intelligent when compared to conservatives as a whole. If you put much faith in intelligence tests and such...
It's probably closer to even, but on purely educational grounds, liberals tend to have both the left and right sides of the Bell curve, while conservatives tend to be more in the middle. So the average is similar.

Of course a chart of people willing to discuss political topics on internet message boards is probably not going to include the left side of the bell curve for liberals, since many of them 1) don't care enough or 2) don't have time or luxury to engage in meaningless internet prattle.
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