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billryan
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Mission146
August 1st, 2021 at 9:44:47 AM permalink
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Pet Peeve:

I am sure somewhere in these thread pages mention has been made of "political correctness." IMHO it is destroying free speech and our language. Some have said that language must change with the times, and we must be forward in our linguistic approaches. Sorry, much of what we are asked to say, write, and read are steps backward.

"unauthorized immigrant" Really??

tuttigym



Is there a part of the no politics rule you don't understand and need clarification on?
tuttigym
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August 1st, 2021 at 9:57:42 AM permalink
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Is there a part of the no politics rule you don't understand and need clarification on?



That is not politics; it is redefining the law; it is a way of creating status where none exists. There was discussion about "pronouns" and "gender." Is that political? The thread on "masking" is part science and part political as one reads through the various posts. Should those two approaches, which are relevant, be segregated? The debate is fascinating and good reading and educational.

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rxwine
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August 1st, 2021 at 11:18:28 AM permalink
It might sound trivial, but avoid saying the word, "political, politics, etc.,"
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
rxwine
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August 1st, 2021 at 11:21:39 AM permalink
Because if I start saying "why do Republicans prefer dogs over cats" it automatically takes it to talking about something with a political connection even if that's not normally connected to it.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
rxwine
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August 1st, 2021 at 11:30:39 AM permalink
Don't get me wrong, we do have free speech here. It just sometimes comes with a free 3 days off from posting!!! At no extra charge.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
MrV
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August 1st, 2021 at 11:40:50 AM permalink
I live in a nice, upscale residential area, a place where one might hope that people will behave correctly.

Yesterday while on a walk I heard what sounded like a teen age girl talking loudly, not yelling, and about every fifth word was the "F-word."

My impression was that she was talking to one or both of her parents.

Seems the "F-word" has morphed from a swear word to a word of emphasis.

Heck, when I was a kid I was told never to say it, as saying the "F-word" was a mortal sin.

How things change.
"What, me worry?"
billryan
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August 1st, 2021 at 11:57:42 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Don't get me wrong, we do have free speech here. It just sometimes comes with a free 3 days off from posting!!! At no extra charge.




We are free to discuss anything our hosts allows. This is their place and they are free to set barriers. I don't allow anyone to curse at my dining room table and would shut down anyone in my living room who tried to start a discussion that upsets others there. The First amendment doesn't apply here anymore than the Second tells me I have to allow you to bring guns into my house.
jjjoooggg
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August 26th, 2021 at 10:22:10 AM permalink
Nvm…….
Last edited by: jjjoooggg on Aug 26, 2021
Born in Texas and lived in Texas my whole life.
rxwine
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September 13th, 2021 at 9:34:10 AM permalink
Pet peeve solution

Was getting gas, and noticed someone had written in magic marker “mute” with an arrow pointing towards the second black square on the right next to the screen. Below that, someone else wrote “bless you!”. So, I pressed it, and ‘gas station TV’ shut the hell up.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
Starburger
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September 24th, 2021 at 9:16:02 AM permalink
Getting unsolicited ads when I click on a thread is a major pet peeve of mine.
One man's offense is another man's humor.

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