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Post  Pez on Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:29 pm

k... looking through some old threads to try and spur some more conversation around this place, and I found something interesting.

There is a thread about Six Flags and Muslim Day on 9/12, and a posted comments that calling anything a festival on 9/11 is "insensitive." Add to that the ground zero mosque thread, and there is the idea that a mosque near ground zero is "insensitive."

1. Most of the posters that state they feel it's "insensitive" are generally conservative.
2. Most of the people that are generally conservative express angst toward how our country is too "politically correct"

So what is the difference between the "insensitivity" of the Six Flags Muslim day, the "insensitivity" of the "ground zero mosque," and the overly "politically correct" attitude that conservatives tend to complain about?

Oh, and am I the last one in on the joke, is thejoker=bman?

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Re: Politically correct and insenstivity...

Post  thejoker on Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:13 pm

Pez wrote:k... looking through some old threads to try and spur some more conversation around this place, and I found something interesting.

There is a thread about Six Flags and Muslim Day on 9/12, and a posted comments that calling anything a festival on 9/11 is "insensitive." Add to that the ground zero mosque thread, and there is the idea that a mosque near ground zero is "insensitive."

1. Most of the posters that state they feel it's "insensitive" are generally conservative.
2. Most of the people that are generally conservative express angst toward how our country is too "politically correct"

So what is the difference between the "insensitivity" of the Six Flags Muslim day, the "insensitivity" of the "ground zero mosque," and the overly "politically correct" attitude that conservatives tend to complain about?

Oh, and am I the last one in on the joke, is thejoker=bman?

Riddle me this Riddle me that, Bman is just that!


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Re: Politically correct and insenstivity...

Post  Scooby01_98 on Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:14 am

Where did you get that conservative = politically correct?
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Re: Politically correct and insenstivity...

Post  Aggie Transplant on Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:18 am

Pez wrote:Oh, and am I the last one in on the joke, is thejoker=bman?

hey, I thought it was FF.....

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Re: Politically correct and insenstivity...

Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:31 am

thejoker wrote:
Pez wrote:k... looking through some old threads to try and spur some more conversation around this place, and I found something interesting.

There is a thread about Six Flags and Muslim Day on 9/12, and a posted comments that calling anything a festival on 9/11 is "insensitive." Add to that the ground zero mosque thread, and there is the idea that a mosque near ground zero is "insensitive."

1. Most of the posters that state they feel it's "insensitive" are generally conservative.
2. Most of the people that are generally conservative express angst toward how our country is too "politically correct"

So what is the difference between the "insensitivity" of the Six Flags Muslim day, the "insensitivity" of the "ground zero mosque," and the overly "politically correct" attitude that conservatives tend to complain about?

Oh, and am I the last one in on the joke, is thejoker=bman?

Riddle me this Riddle me that, Bman is just that!

lol!

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Re: Politically correct and insenstivity...

Post  Pez on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:17 am

Scooby01_98 wrote:Where did you get that conservative = politically correct?

I didn't really... I'm just comparing the term "insensitive" used by the board's conservatives in regard to the Muslim day at 6 flags, and the Muslim community center 2 blocks from ground zero to the term "politically correct" that conservatives (not so long ago) liked to invoke in order to criticize liberals. I might not be explaining it well, but it seems to me the same things that make something "insensitive" are the same things that make it "politically incorrect?"

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Re: Politically correct and insenstivity...

Post  Pez on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:18 am

thejoker wrote:
Riddle me this Riddle me that, Bman is just that!

ROFL... how you doin man? Hope you are healthy and happy :-)

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Re: Politically correct and insenstivity...

Post  Markwes on Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:07 pm

Pez wrote:k... looking through some old threads to try and spur some more conversation around this place, and I found something interesting.

There is a thread about Six Flags and Muslim Day on 9/12, and a posted comments that calling anything a festival on 9/11 is "insensitive." Add to that the ground zero mosque thread, and there is the idea that a mosque near ground zero is "insensitive."

1. Most of the posters that state they feel it's "insensitive" are generally conservative.
2. Most of the people that are generally conservative express angst toward how our country is too "politically correct"

So what is the difference between the "insensitivity" of the Six Flags Muslim day, the "insensitivity" of the "ground zero mosque," and the overly "politically correct" attitude that conservatives tend to complain about?

Oh, and am I the last one in on the joke, is thejoker=bman?
Pez, you are doing a great service to this Board by spurring conversation, and for that you are to be commended. I'm not sure there's a whole lot of difference between the items you have mentioned. By becoming politically correct, we don't convey our real thoughts. An example of political correctness gone amok - Sesame Street had to remove a skit from one of their first shows in a compilation DVD celebrating an anniversary because it showed an elderly gentleman befriending a small girl and inviting her to his house for dinner. Of course the writers had the best intentions, but now we can't think of such a thing without assuming there is a morbid reason why the old man is interested in this girl.

And yes, you are the last one in on the joke. Very Happy
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Re: Politically correct and insenstivity...

Post  Aggie Transplant on Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:49 pm

Nope, that was me. But I'm only a semi-regular, so perhaps I don't count.

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Re: Politically correct and insenstivity...

Post  Pez on Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:06 pm

Aggie Transplant wrote:Nope, that was me. But I'm only a semi-regular, so perhaps I don't count.

try adding fruit to your diet.

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Re: Politically correct and insenstivity...

Post  Markwes on Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:26 pm

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Re: Politically correct and insenstivity...

Post  Aggie Transplant on Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:27 am

I am speechless -- my husband thanks you.

Laughing

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