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  1. about 13 years ago on Clay Jones

    If I use a self-depricating ethnic slur then I am taking its power away. If someone else directs a slur at me, then the motivation or interpretation is not to take its power away but to offend. It’s then my choice whether to be offended, but the intent of the word will have a vastly different interpretation depending on whether it is uttered by an in-group or out-group speaker. In other words, a black person using the n-word is not the same a non-black person using it. You still have free speech, but the effect and consequences of your speech are different depending on your ethnic or racial identity. With respect to Huck Finn, I don’t quite understand the editing.

  2. over 13 years ago on Stuart Carlson

    @Anandy - using the word “fact” doesn’t strengthen your argument, it just reveals that you don’t understand the meaning of the word. “Fact:” cannot be followed by a hypothetical.

  3. over 13 years ago on Lisa Benson

    Just thought I’d mention that even if illegal immigrants could vote (which I’m still wondering where that idea came from), the hispanic population is not dominated by democrats and would not help the dems out very much. I worked for a non-partisan organization last election trying to increase the percentage of latinos that vote, and I found that abortion and the catholic church lead many hispanics to vote republican no matter what.

  4. almost 14 years ago on Matt Davies

    James Lipton?

  5. almost 14 years ago on Jim Morin

    ^^You’re right…let’s add them to the list of unworthy victors against a divided populace

  6. almost 14 years ago on Dana Summers

    “So-and-so did it too” is not a rational argument in defense of anything despite it being a favorite on this site

  7. almost 14 years ago on Jim Morin

    As if this toon didn’t accurately do enough for my cynicism, I had to read the comments and see how an intelligent non-partisan message ends up with “My guy is crap-but not as crappy* as your guy!” “No, you’re guy is much crappier!” Folks please! Corporations and big oil are stronger when fighting the divided citizens of America

  8. almost 14 years ago on Frank and Ernest

    ^^ What formally was the artist is now the art. The record company molds and shapes the raw materials until it is profitable art

  9. almost 14 years ago on Jeff Danziger

    While this cartoon may not accurately reflect the recent incident, it seems to me that it is a very apt representation of the conflict as a whole over the past 10-50 years.

  10. almost 14 years ago on Signe Wilkinson

    No one is born obese. No one must die obese. The obese have not had to organize themselves to protest the discrimination they have faced in the form of turnstiles, movie theaters from the 80’s, etc. Their story is very different from the other groups mentioned above. I’m not suggesting that this justifies fat jokes, just that the obese have had a bigger struggle with societal pressures (any checkout stand) than societal obstacles. Besides, they’re supposed to be jolly according to the only stereotype I can think of right now.