We’re Using “Retard” Satirically, So It’s Okay
So this Retard’s talking to another Retard on Retard News Sunday, about a Retard who called a bunch of other folks Retards at a private meeting that some Retard leaked to the Retard Street Journal. Seems the Retard’s upset that the other Retard used a word that denigrates her special-needs child, whose special needs apparently don’t include staying at home instead of riding the Retard’s shortbus so she can wave him around at other Retards while signing her Retard book.
Retard’s not upset at the Retard Street Journal for printing what the Retard said in private, of course. Nor, despite early indications, is Retard upset at this Fat Fuck Retard for repeating the Bad Word for his Multimillion Retard Audience:
WALLACE: Should Rush Limbaugh apologize?…
PALIN: I agree with Rush Limbaugh. Rush Limbaugh was using satire to bring attention to what the politically correct —
WALLACE: He used the “R” word.
PALIN: In using satire… I didn’t hear Rush Limbaugh calling a group of people whom he did not agree with “effing retards”.
No, the Fat Fuck Retard merely said “there’s going to be a Retard Summit at the White House.” Which is totally wrong, because Americans in 2008 voted against the Retard Ticket.
Palin says she’s fine with Limbaugh’s use of the ‘r-word.’ [ThinkProgress]
It’s okay if you’re a retard…um, Republican.
My personal definition of Retard (borrowed heavily from Lewis Black): a term used to describe a supposedly normal adult whose ideas, intellect, and awareness of reality are stunted by arrested mental development (High School Rawks!!!!), resentment of nerds, drug use and/or ignorance AND yet who believe that THEY and their comic book take on serious issues should be taken seriously. Can be used to describe the current state of many (but not all) so called conservatives in North America.
I don’t buy this out of concern for her Downs Syndrome baby. This is the same woman who used her kids to shield herself from boos and possible thrown batteries at a Flyers game. I think her “issue” with RETARD is that she is aware enough to realize she is an utter lightweight and it hits home at her own insecurities of being an utter lightweight.
One thing I’ve noticed with this current breed of wingnut is that their insecurities (and resentments) are deep. I have my own ignorance and insecurities and I doubt that there is anyone on this planet who doesn’t have’em. What makes me mad about folks like her isn’t that she has insecurities and she’s ignorant, but she doesn’t want to do what it really takes to deal with it.
It’s the same reason why I get pissed off driving on the highway. If you want to drive with the faster traffic then DRIVE FASTER otherwise, move over to the right and stay the fuck out of my way. (And yes, if there is someone faster than me, I will try to get out of his/her way.)
If she decided to be the next “White” Oprah or pretend she’s the next Erin Andrews of ESPN then who cares. Running a nation is serious business, politics not so much.
When did the adult world, especially the news media, get into using middle school language? “He used the ‘R’ word”? How about “He repeatedly used the word “retard.” as a thinking adult would query? Oh yeah, it’s Chris Wallace of Fox News – Possum face brain dead fuck (expressing my own jr. high issues)
I will neither explain nor apologize for my fucking use of the term “fucking retards,” for to do so might lead the fucking retards to believe, falsely, that they are owed an explanation or apology, which is totally fucking retarded.
Wait… so if I’m following: Emmanuel was using the term “retard” in its literal sense, thus casting aspersion on legislators who he felt were developmentally disabled, and therefore a bigot. But Limbaugh was using the term figuratively. He doesn’t actually think liberals are developmentally disabled, he just likes to refer to them satirically as “retards.” So it’s OK.
I mean… is she even fucking trying any more? No, wait… don’t answer that.
Here’s a brief, non-ironic threadjack re saving our dumb selves from frying our planet.
@Serolf Divad: Dan Savage recently apologized for using the word and swore off it in future. Which I thought was pretty fucking retarded.
@Dodgerblue: “A firm pollution cap and a serious commitment to renewables and efficiency are the key elements of an effective, affordable climate and energy bill. Anything less is just retarded.”
@Dodgerblue: Didn’t some “clean coal plant” or some such just blow up?
@Dodgerblue: Surely, to ignore findings like this would just be fucking retarded?
@Benedick: And these findings are being widely ignored, including by every Senate Republican. Leading to the conclusion that . . . .
Did anyone else see SNL’s sketch with Andy Samberg playing Rahm Emanuel “apologizing” to Palin for using the word retarded? It’s easily the best thing I’ve seen on that show since Tina Fey’s portrayal of Talibunny.
@Dodgerblue: Also, the idea that yet another sex scandal is brewing in Albany strikes me as being totally fucking retarded. The one thing we can do without in Albany is another sex scandal.
Bunch of retards.
@Benedick: Is NY also in budget paralysis with its public education system circling the drain? I thought we had that locked up in Cal.
i didn’t have to read past the first word. “IF”
if my grandmother had balls she’d have been my grandfather.
we’re ALL fucking retards, the planet points and giggles at us as it prepares to boil us alive. like lobsters. named ailene.
howz dex going?
@Dodgerblue: Oh please. We have so got you beat. We have sex scandals, resignations, public confessions, girlfriend attacks, colossal debt, corruption and blithe disregard for anything that might help the citizens. In other words, retards are running the state. Now it seems that Paterson was caught making out in a broom closet or something. But of course, we couldn’t vote for marriage equality because that would be wrong.
@baked: See the happy moron,
He doesn’t give a damn.
I wish I was a moron.
MyGod! Perhaps I am.
My favorite pome.
but do you have a Lt Governor candidate who held a knife to the throat of his ex?
slow. have season 3 episode 3 cued up.
been busy with company and stuff
i JUST found out that debbie is his wife in real life!
i’m such a fucking retard.
watch the end of season three carefully for a clue as to what happens in season four.
nothing’s gonna beat laura killing a man with her car while drunk.
maybe betty, drinking all the white house mouthwash.
Father Waterboards 4-year-old daughter who couldn’t recite her ABCs.
wish I could say that was unbelievable.
The soldier, Joshua Tabor, had recently gained custody of his daughter
not for long.
WRT the unheard chicken in space, does this mean that in space, you can keep fucking that chicken, with no fear of discovery?
the speech Obambi needs to give:
In 2008 the issue was the restoration of American democracy; and the American people were in a mood to win. They did win. In 2010 the issue is the preservation of their victory. Again they are in a mood to win. Again they will win.
More than two years ago in accepting the Democratic nomination, I said: “Give me your help not to win votes alone, but to win in this crusade to restore America to its own people.”
The banners of that crusade still fly in the van of a Nation that is on the march.
What was our hope in 2008? Above all other things the American people wanted peace. They wanted peace of mind instead of gnawing fear.
First, they sought escape from the personal terror which had stalked them for three years. They wanted the peace that comes from security in their homes: safety for their savings, permanence in their jobs, a fair profit from their enterprise.
Next, they wanted peace in the community, the peace that springs from the ability to meet the needs of community life: schools, playgrounds, parks, sanitation, highways those things which are expected of solvent local government. They sought escape from disintegration and bankruptcy in local and state affairs.
They also sought peace within the Nation: protection of their currency, fairer wages, the ending of long hours of toil, the abolition of child labor, the elimination of wild-cat speculation, the safety of their children from kidnappers.
Tonight I call the roll,the roll of honor of those who stood with us in 1932 and still stand with us today.
Written on it are the names of millions who never had a chance, men at starvation wages, women in sweatshops, children at looms.
Written on it are the names of those who despaired, young men and young women for whom opportunity had become a will-o’-the-wisp.
Written on it are the names of farmers whose acres yielded only bitterness, business men whose books were portents of disaster, home owners who were faced with eviction, frugal citizens whose savings were insecure.
Written there in large letters are the names of countless other Americans of all parties and all faiths, Americans who had eyes to see and hearts to understand, whose consciences were burdened because too many of their fellows were burdened, who looked on these things four years ago and said, “This can be changed. We will change it.”
We still lead that army in 2010. They stood with us then because in 2009 they believed. They stand with us today because in 2010 they know. And with them stand millions of new recruits who have come to know.
Their hopes have become our record.
We have not come this far without a struggle and I assure you we cannot go further without a struggle.
For twelve years this Nation was afflicted with hear-nothing, see-nothing, do-nothing Government. The Nation looked to Government but the Government looked away. Nine mocking years with the golden calf and three long years of the scourge! Nine crazy years at the ticker and three long years in the breadlines! Nine mad years of mirage and three long years of despair! Powerful influences strive today to restore that kind of government with its doctrine that that Government is best which is most indifferent.
For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up.
We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace — business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.
They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.
Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me, and I welcome their hatred.
with a few dates changed its FDRs convention speech 1n 1936.
@Capt Howdy: He doesn’t have the cojones to give this.
that’s going right on the fridge…the author?
@baked: I don’t know. But it is a favorite. The other one I like is:
Beauty’s truth. Truth beauty.
Gabriel blow your root toot tooty.
Which is by Larry Hart and always makes me laugh for some reason.
@Capt Howdy: He doesn’t do that stuff. Clearly it’s not in his nature. But the TV ‘debate’ with the Re
tardspublicans is a pretty neat idea.
Just got in a little bit ago from shoveling snow off the ice that formed in a game time snowstorm. Schools are closed today, but it’s really not that bad out there.
@Prommie: There’s always the DNA evidence. Did I ever tell you all about this guy up in the redneck northwest part of the state (Farmington, for those of you in the know) who was arrested for fucking a dog in order to produce a hybrid? My buddy , who was then an assistant DA, used to carry the police report around to show people.
I think bringing them in front of the cameras is a very good idea.
they wanted transparency.
@redmanlaw: I wonder where he stands on the whole evolution hoax?
I suspect the hybrid thing was an excuse when he got caught.
@Capt Howdy: Did you see “District 9”, speaking of hybrids? Saw it last night and liked it.
Am I the only one who thinks that Sarah could benefit from watching the recent South Park episode, “The F Word”? I just can’t help but imagine Stan saying, “That’s not cool, Sarah. Not all mentally handicapped people are retards.”
@JNOVjr: Hey, welcome to Stinque. Your Mom is clothing my family now.
@Dodgerblue: And yet she still hasn’t finished that hoodie she started making for me, like, 3 years ago. In any case, thanks for the welcome. I’m off to bed now, though, because I’m running on two nights of no sleep and I keep accidentally omitting vowels.
@Dodgerblue: Son of RML stenciled a Prawn on his snowboard.
@JNOVjr: You know what you have to do…
@Dodgerblue: And you’re feeding my child. Thank you!
He’s JR’S (better, child?) got some sort of bat/demon/billioneyes board.
@All: I have sustained a sleep-related injury to my shoulder (don’t ask), so my knitting is on hold today until the ibuprofen kicks in. I’m making this AWESOME sweater: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter09/PATTmrdarcy.php except I’m kind of not because my shoulder is fackackta. I’ve also got orders for a hat/scarf combo (SLF is to thank for that idea), and a dog hoodie (cassandra said is to thank for the dog sweater angle). Huzzah!
@JNOVjr: I thought you said vomiting vowels, and I’ve been there.
I don’t think he’ll get much mileage out of that hybrid argument.
I loved District 9. I wish it would win the oscar but of course it will not.
but I will be happy if Cameroon doesnt win.
and I dont really want Bigelow to win either.
of all the ones that have a chance I think it should be Precious. which I think actually has an outside chance. it is the kind of the the academy loves.
@JNOVjr: NEET. Soon you’ll be LARPing.
ADD: You’ll be lucky if I pay your college app fees.
**PLEASE NO DISTRICT 9 SPOILERS**
@JNOV: NEETs don’t LARP. We prefer real gaymen of the vidya variety. Trufax.
@JNOVjr: You’re procrasterbating. Go take your memen ass off to bed.
@JNOV: Someone’s been reading the Urban Dictionary!
I dont do spoilers unless requested
@redmanlaw: That Prawn weaponry is pretty cool.
@Dodgerblue: @redmanlaw: I’m guessing we’re not talking about jumbo shrimp here. I am that clueless old person we all used to mock.
@Benedick: Love the new avatar. ALW was giving me the creeps.
@Mistress Cynica: Me too. Imagine what the other shots were like if that’s the good one from that session.
I was reading that the director is up for doing a prequel. but not a sequel.
little disappointed with that since I would love to know what happened to those characters. but a prequel about the arrival would be cool too.
Breaking: MSM reports that Murtha has died.
@Capt Howdy: It would be, although I have to say I admired how off-handedly the “first contact” stuff was handled in the movie.
Do not say “old”, Darling. “Superlatively Young” is the phrase…
No shit. Too bad…
@redmanlaw: When I was on the DNA bd, one of the other bd members made a joke about the racists in Farmington. This set off another member from Farmington who went on and on claiming Farmington isn’t racist; it’s just misunderstood. Everyone sat quietly, letting him get that off his chest, and then moved on. Three months later at the next meeting, he insisted on taking time on the agenda to give a CoC spiel (complete with brochures) about
Redneckville Farmington. He went on and on about the downtown shuttle called the Red Apple or something. [Another bd member cracked me up by pointing out how racist that was.] Anyhoo, he insisted on having a board meeting there. It took almost a year, I think, before enough people got tired of him suggesting it and gave in. He then had the mayor’s aide and real CoC guy welcome everyone.
Ironically, if he had just dropped it after that reaction to the initial joke, I wouldn’t have given it another thought. Thanks to his overcompensation, I now equate Farmington with racist hillbillies.
@nojo: My son wrote the damn thing. I’ve stayed away from /b/ though.
@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: I was a law clerk there at San Juan Legal Services and then spent a year over at Shiprock DNA in the early 90s. I got a magazine article out of the summer I spent fly fishing the San Juan river there. I think the Indian Law Section of the New Mexico state bar got out of having our required annual section meeting during the state bar convention in Farmington cos of some then-recent racist dogshit in the late 90s (and because we could give a shit about going all the way to Farmington from Albuquerque for a fucking bar convention to hang with the squares. Uh- uh).
There is a nearby town, Aztec, which got its name because the early white settlers could not believe that the ancestors/predecessors of the local Navajo homies were responsible for the Pueblo ruins there. “Musta been the Aztecs,” they reasoned, hence the name. Misunderstood? Whatever.
@JNOV: Palin in prison? Chainsaw could not get into the movie business fast enough. Would be kind of unfair to Geez since he did his time in hell already.
@Capt Howdy: Yes, but can you imagine how mercilessly the Right would flay Obama for giving a speech that referred to, among other things, a “crusade” and “recruits” for the cause?
Benedick: I’m with Mistress Cynica. So glad to see a new avatar. I was worried about you when I kept seeing the other one, but was afraid I would be insufficiently delicate in expressing my concern.
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