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Old 07-10-2008   #1 (permalink)
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"IT" Seriously has GONE TOO FAR

This PC sh*t has to stop somewhere.

Is "black hole" a racially insensitive term?

Apparently to some. From the City Hall Blog at the Dallas Morning News:

A special meeting about Dallas County traffic tickets turned tense and bizarre this afternoon.

County commissioners were discussing problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts.

Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office.

Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud "Excuse me!" He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a "white hole."

That prompted Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.

Mayfield shot back that it was a figure of speech and a science term.

Judge Jones should be very glad that the central collections office has not become a white hole, a theoretical object that ejects matter from beyond its event horizon, rather than sucking it in. It wouldn't be fun for Dallas to find itself so near a quasar.

Santana needs apologize for "Black Magic Woman".
WTH were the Doobie Brothers smoking when they wrote "Old Black Water".
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You have got to be kidding. Next thing you know, "White Christmas" will be banned from the airwaves for discrimination.
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That is ridiculous!! Maybe we should just change the whole color wheel and remove black, white, yellow, red and any other color that might be used to describe ones color of skin!!
What is this world coming to???
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Carlin is turning over in his grave.

yes, that is ridiculous.

There was a story here recently- comic up here who was being heckled during his act by three women (who just happened to be lesbians) and so he came back at them with some pretty offensive lesbian jokes in return.... then one of them filed a complain with the human rights commission in BC that it was a hate speech!

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The comedian said when he showed up at the usual time the following week, there were picketers outside the restaurant, some holding signs that read, "Hate speech, not free speech."

Earle says Canadians are too politically correct.
"They pissed me off so I said some rude things. Does that mean I should go to court because ... they were based on some kind of minority or discrimination or something-something?"


The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal will decide whether Earle's comments, which the complainant Lorna Pardy claims were "homophobic," violated the Human Rights Code on the basis of her "sex and sexual orientation."


Earle is now looking for a lawyer and he's hoping his newfound fame might help pay his legal bills. He's planning a comedy fundraiser for next month.


A preliminary decision released this week says both parties are far apart in their recollections of the incident and the amount of alcohol involved.


oh, brother
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That's why we have green boards in school now. You don't want to use a "white" chalk to mark on a "black" board because it shows white power over blacks

It's only going to get worse.
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Commissioner John Wiley Price,
Consider the source. This guy has issues and IMO he is one of the most ignorant people ever placed in office.
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You have got to be kidding. Next thing you know, "White Christmas" will be banned from the airwaves for discrimination.
Oh sure, but what do you really mean? Could it be "White Power Christmas?"
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Oh sure, but what do you really mean? Could it be "White Power Christmas?"
could be... it's what he was dreaming of....
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I guess everyone heard about the Rene Marie's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner tune sang with the words to the , "Color darker then gray Anthem" in Denver a few weeks ago. That just showed total disrespect for all of us who call ourselves Americans of any color. Not a thing was done or said, I think

Funny thing about John Wiley Price, I remember him as an activist in Dallas who was protesting something in the street one day. Him and his cohorts were blocking an intersection holding signs. Some lady try to pass through and JW Price broke her windshield wiper blade off her car. Now that is one classy move !!
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What about the term "little white lie?"
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Oh yes, and don't forget that analogy of billiards as a 'racist' game.
That nasty old white cue ball, knocking all the colored balls off the table, saving the 8 ball for last!
I have heard this schtick myself, from a co-worker.
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That's why we have green boards in school now. You don't want to use a "white" chalk to mark on a "black" board because it shows white power over blacks

It's only going to get worse.
Well at our school we have white boards with colored markers!!
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Well at our school we have white boards with colored markers!!
Honestly, it gets so ridiculous that it's hilarious at times
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Wiley Price needs to get a job.... can't believe he's still around
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How do they get away with this???

The I.W. University website:
Fri, Jul 04, 2008 -- Welcome to Blackboard Release 8

Welcome to the new Blackboard at IWU! Your course has several new features, thanks to the enhancements provided by Blackboard Release 8.

Maybe I'll my tuition back
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