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    I'm really curious here. Because I don't like black gangstas does that make me racist? I don't like white, brown or Asian gangstas either. Because I don't like effeminate men does that make me homophobic? I don't like straight effeminate men either. Because I don't like white supremacists does that make me anti white? I don't like black,, brown or Asian supremacists either. Because I don't like Christianity does that make me biased against Christians? I don't like Islam or any other organized religion either.

    Most of us like those who are most like ourselves. That's human nature. Always has been. A good customer in my store was getting married. He invited me to his bachelor party. I went. Oh, did I mention he was black? There was 15-20 black guys there and white guy me. Did I feel uncomfortable? Well yeah, when one guy says "what is the white guy doing here?" and when people kept staring at me while the strippers were there. I mean really. Maybe some were gay, I don't know but why would black guys stare at me while strippers were doing their thing? And not with me.

    It is what it is. We are a world of tribes. In a civilized word we learn to act decently to each other in our daily interactions and as we get to know another we may become friends regardless of our tribe. We may even meet a person from another tribe that takes our heart away and we marry that person. But we are a world of tribes and legislation throughout history has not and never will change that.
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    obviously completed course in moronamics,do we really have so few problems in this country that we have people dedicated to so useless an endeavour
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    it's only useless to sane people.

    anybody who pays attention to the AP and thinks they have journalists working for them... eats this crap up. they can add that word to Islamophobia.

    if they ban enough words some of the morons at work for the AP will start to make sense.
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    @Jet_Silverman yea I know,I removed my tinfoil hat for dinner and they got me,however I fooled them with an unintelligible response,I do that a lot
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    @MongoAPillager "we are becoming a nation of plastic nails and paper saws(face in palms)" There, there, Mongo. Please don't cry. ;)
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    Well, don't look at me. Now, according to them I'm not a farmer or country guy.... Now I'm "Urban Intolerant".
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    @truthsayer @Keyjo - Guys, the only homos I am really concerned about is Homo Sapiens at this point in time. Life is waaaaaay too short to be bothered with a lot of the b.s. and baggage that some seem willing to carry around with them. I think life is best approached with a little humor - after all, nobody makes it out alive. Thanks.
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    This become a nation of really really whiny people. If you say a word against a single black person all of sudden here comes black people screaming RACIST at the top of their voices. If you say a word against a single woman here comes the women screaming SEXIST at the top of their voices. If you say a word against a single gay here comes the gays screaming HOMOPHOBE at the top of their voices. I guess it wouldn't matter if you said "gee I don't think that black gay woman should be a serial killer" then everyone would be at your throat. But not to worry. You're still allowed to blame the white man for EVERYTHING. EVERY white man. Say anything you like. Anything at all. Lie on him, steal his money, beat him to a pulp and leave him for dead in an alley. You can do that and if he says anything about it just call him a racist, sexist, homophobe.
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    It's probably because strong, competitive women have turned men into marriage-averse slackers...at least according to the story preceding this one. Obviously white men don't have a monopoly on being stereotyped. While it's true that white men have been negatively portrayed in recent years, most other groups have experienced this for centuries.... and since white men still hold the vast majority of political offices, leadership positions, and high paying jobs, the playing field is still far from level. I'm not saying you don't have a legitimate point, because you do...but I'll bet white men, as a whole, wouldn't trade their group's social position with women, African-Americans, or homosexuals.
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    @SophieB PUHLEASE. We have a black president (going on his second term)- women in MAJOR governmental positions- other "minorities" in major offices. Seems to me that the only thing that "equality" works for is to tilt the tables/playing field in the favor of those who believe they are somehow being slighted. Rather than take personal responsibility for one's own inability to get ahead, they blame their race or gender. Get ahead on your own merits, not by having the playing field artificially tilted your way. The middle aged white man is the endangered species these days, thanks to political correctness and the BS concept "everyone is equal". All those ideas do is favor the groups who squeak the loudest. We had women try to run for president and they FAILED. It had nothing to do with what is (or isnt) between their legs.....it has to do with their ideas and experience (or LACK thereof). Equality should be just that. EQUAL. No special programs to "make sure" that equality is served...because that it artificially tipping the playing field.
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    @SophieB On a more serious note Sophie I would like to respond to what you say. Do White men continue to hold the majority of money in the USA? Yes they do. About 1-2% of them. But the majority of white men today are in the same boat with everyone else. as the middle class jobs and benefits continue to shrink. What is to blame for this? Affirmative action. You see AA could never work with the size of the pool included, i.e. everyone except white men. There aren't enough jobs if you drowned every white man tomorrow. It's simple math. If white men are 25% of the population and hold the most desirable jobs, you take them out of the equation, then you still have 75% vying for those 25% of the jobs. And not all white men have good jobs. It's more like 5%. So Affirmative action was doomed from the beginning. What corporations have done and continue to do is bring white men down to the level of minorities and women instead of bring minorities and women up to the pay level of white men. And they get away with it in the name of "equality". Is that equality you seek?

    But this was not even my point. My point was that you can't say anything today about a woman, a minority or a homosexual in a negative light without the entire genre of species roaring back in your face about sexism, racism or homophobia. All women, all minorities, all gays are not perfect people. They are just as criminal, just as cruel, just as lying, just as abusive on average as any white man. Money doesn't figure into it. Human nature does and I for one am sick to death of being blamed for the problems of everyone and none of them being held responsible for ANYTHING.
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    @shadango @shadango Your response seems to be all about affirmative action programs, which I never mentioned. Nobody is suggesting that things aren't changing, but my point is that the playing field is far from level. Ninety percent of Congressmen are male, 98.5% of the CEOs at the top 2,000 companies in the world are male, etc. Surely, if you want to be seen as credible, you can concede that perhaps suggesting white males are on the verge of extinction might be a bit of an exaggeration. Let me ask you to reverse the situation... If Congress were 90% female and CEOs were 98.5% female, would you perceive the situation to be fair? Would you feel that men's interests in Congress would be adequately represented by 90% women? I'm not saying anyone deserves an unfair break. I never mentioned anything of the sort. I'm merely asking you to imagine, if the tables were turned, how the situation might seem to white men. Surely we can have a mature discussion about the perceptions of each side, both conceding points in fairness, without resorting to condescension.
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    homophobia homophobia homophobia homophobia HOMOPHOBIA....oh no, I am saying a forbidden word, are the word police going to come and write me a ticket or rush me off to the politicaly incorrect interment camp....grow up people
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    I agree with Lisa, that black drone over your house isn't in your head...it's really there!!! But seriously though, banned words? Who comes up with this???
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    Yes! Ban the word! Ban the word! But you might as well ban the word "anti-gay", because "anti" suggests that you are against something, which is a no-no. And "gay" is a term that divides one group from another, which is a terrible thing.
    Everyone should believe that exact same thing, and everyone should be in complete harmony with everyone else. That is the only way that we can progress from this world of having ideas and embracing them.
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    Have you read the actual article? They aren't banning anything. Have you ever used "Elements of Style"? This article is just about a change in AP's version of "Elements of Style". It also talks about stuff like the difference between "to" and "too".
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    @Jet_Silverman Ban the words "Elements of Style"!!!! Ban them! Yes!
    It has hidden meanings!!! It is bad for the public!!!
  • #12
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    Damn. I am just anti-gay now and not homophobic? Good thing I don't live or die by what "the atlantic" thinks is savy.

    Just being cheeky.
  • #66
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    Yeah a phobia means you're scared of something. You 'big brave manly' jackasses aren't scared of homosexuals are you?

    Nah you're just jackasses.
  • #45
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    Yes, the phobia at the end suggest people are afraid of them, I know of no one that is afraid of gay people, I don't agree with them at all but I'm not afraid of them, I don't agree with adultery but I don't suffer from adultiphobia
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    That was kind of my thought, Ashstop. "Phobia" being a "fear," so not technically the same as being "anti-Gay."
    Thanks to Dances for the correction.
    Never the less, a word, is a word, is a word. They are a means of communications. So whether you fear us or or simply don't like us, the message is the same, you just don't like us.
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    @Keyjo
    i never said I didn't like you, I said I don't agree with what your doing, for example, I like Obama as a person, he seemed like a good man, loves his kids, etc. but I don't like what he's doing, it's not a phobia though
  • #125
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    I support finding a new term. For one thing, the term "homophobia," which technically means a fear of homosexuality, is in most cases inaccurate. Most people who oppose homosexuality aren't afraid of it, they just believe it is wrong.
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    OK,according to my gay friends Queer is an acceptable term nowadays. Is it to be called Queer Fear by the AP? That sounds so much more unacceptable and vulgar to me.
  • #121
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    Yes the reason is they never are accurate with it. Just becuase you are against gay marriage does not necessarily make you homophobic.
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