Dumb Political Correctness

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Mr. Deez, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    Just more PC and more "wussification" of America. Roland Martin gets canned for making fun of a stupid Super Bowl ad (that had David Beckham undulating with a pair of socks stuffed in his shorts) and a guy in a pink suit. See story.

    I'm not a big Roland Martin fan (though he isn't on my sh*t list either), but this is way over the top. Have we lost our friggin' minds? The guy was making a joke. He wasn't advocating violence. Can't these idiots tell the difference?? Besides, he didn't even do it on the air. He did it from his personal Twitter account.

    (Besides, if a guy walked around in front of me in a pink suit, I'd feel a responsibility to whip his ***. Not because he might be gay but because he'd look like a damn fool.)

    Ugh. Any predictions on Fox News hiring Martin inside a week?
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  2. Uninformed

    Uninformed 5,000+ Posts

    I take it we aren't talking about the fisherman who always wears a Tennessee cap.
  3. BigWill

    BigWill 2,500+ Posts

    he's talking about these guys

  4. Leftwith

    Leftwith 500+ Posts

    Is there any other kind? [​IMG]
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  5. Ag with kids

    Ag with kids 2,500+ Posts

    It's all a subterfuge!

    He got shitcanned because he was a black man who was an Aggie! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I decry this racial bigotry! Decry it, I say!!!!

  6. CedarParkFan

    CedarParkFan 1,000+ Posts

    I agree with Leftwith above. There is no other type of political correctness. It's a term and attitude that was invented by wussies, propagated by wussies, and continues to be practiced ad nauseum by wussies.
  7. Gadfly

    Gadfly 250+ Posts

    They probably calculated the amount of money this comment would cost them versus how much this guy was worth. CNN is a business not an emotional outlet for personal beliefs.

    Would you go to the mat with a bunch of LGBT activists and supporters, or just “suspend” him until the next outrage draws their attention? What decision makes CNN the most money?

    Although I agree with you, I don't think the offended people who need to agree with you would ever agree with you.
  8. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    He's an Aggie? I didn't know that. He just went down in my book. I'm afraid I'll have to side with a bunch of pissed off gays over an Aggie. [​IMG]
  9. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    It's sad, because I think far more people would side with Martin than with the gays. However, they're not loud enough and won't complain that he's gone. They're just not as motivated as the LGBT activists and supporters.
  10. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 5,000+ Posts

    What? 30 or 40 viewers would make that much of a difference?
  11. dheiman

    dheiman 1,000+ Posts

    [​IMG] Yeah good one!

    Oh wait, you were serious?
  12. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    I bet he was shocked to realize that he was suspended for someone else's deciding what he meant
    and that being gay trumps being black
  13. dalhorn1

    dalhorn1 1,000+ Posts

    Satchel is going to rage when he hears that the gay card trumps the race card....
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  14. dheiman

    dheiman 1,000+ Posts

    Dammit! Is nothing sacred. Where do we stop the insanity. I thought the black card was the ultimate trump. Oprah used it to light her woman card on fire in 2008. It should have been settled then. This is a game changer.
  15. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    The "black card" ultimately still trumps all other cards, including the gay card. However, in all fairness to Martin, he hasn't played the race card in this. I think he knows CNN would have done the same thing to a white commentator, and unlike most who play the race card, I think he has too much integrity to play the card when he knows it's not really at play.
  16. Satchel

    Satchel 2,500+ Posts

    Now that you've all had your Ann Coulter moment: Roland made his bed and now he has to sleep in it, That's as it should be. There's probably not a black man alive who believes his comments were about soccer. The pervasive homophobia that engulfs the much of the black community did not leave Roland unscathed.
  17. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    Of course he wasn't talking about soccer, but that's not the point. Is there a black man (or a white man for that matter) alive who actually believes Martin was actually calling for people to go beat up gays? He was a guy watching a football game on his own time making a joke about a stupid commercial and a dork in a pink suit. That's it.

    Do blacks in general like gays? Maybe they don't. (Funny how you're allowed to subjectively generalize about how blacks view something, but I get bitched out if I objectively (meaning based on something other than my personal opinion or speculation - like election results) generalize about their views on something.) However, I think it's pretty judgmental to assume what Martin thinks of them. He's stated views are pretty left-leaning. For all we know, he might be the most gay-friendly guy out there. Hell, he might even be on the "down-low" himself for all we know.
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  18. Satchel

    Satchel 2,500+ Posts

    I acknowledged your Ann Coulter moment. What else do you want?
  19. Namewithheld

    Namewithheld 2,500+ Posts

    Links to the "specious" information that you post?
  20. Satchel

    Satchel 2,500+ Posts

    You're trying too hard to find something to complain about. Relax.
  21. BrothaHorn

    BrothaHorn 1,000+ Posts

    PC chickens coming home to roost.

    Wonder if he will do any GLAAD infomercials to appease?
  22. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The Charlie Hebdo perspective -- "How did we end up here?"

    "For a week now, experts of all kinds have been trying to understand the reasons for the attacks in Brussels. An incompetent police force? Unbridled multiculturalism? Youth unemployment? Uninhibited Islamism? The causes are numerous beyond counting and everyone will naturally choose the one that suits best their own convictions. Law and Order fans will denounce the haplessness of the police. Xenophobes will blame immigration. Sociologists will rehash the evils of colonialism. Urban-planners will point to the evils of ghettoisation. Take your pick.

    In reality, the attacks are merely the visible part of a very large iceberg indeed. They are the last phase of a process of cowing and silencing long in motion and on the widest possible scale. Our noses are endlessly rubbed in the rubble of Brussels airport and in the flickering candles amongst the bouquets of flowers on the pavements......"
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  24. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  25. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    Does that resemble a Klingon boob? It doesn't look like any human boob I've ever seen.
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  26. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  27. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 5,000+ Posts

  28. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    More people side with his tweet, condoning violence against gay guys who liked the ad?
  29. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 5,000+ Posts

    No. That's the point. They'd see that his comments were in gest and aren't any sort of advocacy of violence against anybody.
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  30. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    How many teachers or public figures lost their jobs last year for supporting the display of the Confederate flag on Facebook or some other social media? If you post it on the internet, you own it. And Big Brother is watching. So much for The First Amendment.
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