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Thread: What Freedom of Speech?

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    Senior Member OverdueSpy's Avatar
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    What Freedom of Speech?

    This resolution really isn't about respect in the workplace. Come now, everybody think about it for a second. If you cannot say anything derogatory about an individuals race, religion, color, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, weight, height or place of birth; what you are really doing is preventing any dissenting opinion from being raised against the "Democratic" agenda on several major issues that are being evaluated across America. For instance you could no longer say that Gay Marriage is wrong, because that would be a banned, insensitive comment. You could not oppose illegal immigration because that would be insensitive towards Mexicans. You could not oppose Teachers having sex with students, or animals for that matter, because that is a negative statement about an individuals sexual orientation. You can't oppose multi gender restrooms because this would be a banned comment about an individual's gender identity. You cannot be in favor of charging obese people an extra ticket when flying on an airplane, because this is discrimination by weight. Etc......

    I do not disagree that the board members should be polite and disagree civily. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Not to mention plain ole common sense here.

    Oh by the way, I am willing to bet dollars to doughnuts, that this will not apply when they are talking about repressing symbols of Chrisitanity on government owned property.

    And the Left Marches On!

    San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution banning comments that are deemed insensitive to people based on their race, religion, color, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, weight, height or place of birth, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Board President Aaron Peskin says the move is not, however, an attack on free speech. San Francisco has always been a champion of that, he says. "We must make every possible effort to maintain basic decorum and integrity in our public forum," he says. "Failure to do so has the same chilling effect as stifling free speech."

    Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier wants to go even further. She some kind of training for city commissioners so that they can identify inappropriate public comment and put a stop to it.

    "This resolution is a good first step, but it can't be a last one," she said.
    Full Story: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cg...5/11/SUPES.TMP
    The mentally handicaped are persecuted in this great country, and I say rightfully so! These people are NUTS!!!!

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Teachers having sex with students, or animals for that matter
    Why should teachers have all the fun?

    Yes, the scourge of "political correctness" is rife in government over here as well.

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Well Relyt

    On those rare occasions (hell, even sheep blank me these days ) I usually:

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    Did he just call pedophilia a sexual orientation?

    Other than that I agree. I believe I have the God given right to say whatever the **** I want about whoever the **** I want. But by the same token, I'm not going to whine when someone talks **** about me.

    If you can take the ass whoopin, you have the right to say it.

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    Censorhips is evil (unless we're the ones censoring)!

    Don't you just love double standards?

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    It seems like this board is almost promoting facism from the left. Meaning you have the following freedoms, if and only if, you follow these rules - which include a lot of "No you cant's". You can only express yourself as long as it does not offend anyone else.

    Well I'm offended that they're offended! Why? Because it seems that almost anything people do not agree with, can be construed as offensive. Yes - there are many cases where something stated it blatantly offensive and meant to single out a person for their race, gender, religion, age, etc. , but there are many things said that are not - just a dissenting opinion.

    It's amazing they are more worried about this than issues pertaining to the City... Well I guess they did do a few things:

    Other actions by the Board of Supervisors
    -- The supervisors postponed until next Tuesday a six-month extension of an existing moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries.

    -- Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval proposed a law to require diaper-changing stations in all newly constructed buildings that serve the public.

    -- Supervisor Tom Ammiano proposed a charter amendment that would allow the supervisors to appoint some members of the Municipal Transportation Authority, a group now picked by the mayor.

    -- The supervisors approved a settlement with zoo-goer Teri Smith, who is disabled, which calls for the city to spend up to $1.1 million to improve disability access to the San Francisco Zoo.
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    Senior Member gore's Avatar
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    Censorship was how Nazi Germany started. **** Censorship.

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    Ok.... I don't normally whine about antipoints but goddamn... This is ****in cosmos. I get negged for language, which is a form of censorship, in a ****ing thread about freedom of speech.

    You know who you are. Go **** yourself and the hypocritical horse you rode in on.

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    Senior Member RoadClosed's Avatar
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    gore, your are 100 percent on target. Nazi germany started with a socialist party censoring similar components and then granting the government absolute power because the people were considered too mundane to govern themselves. If anyone has been to san fransisco lately, that is the worst place on the planet for "freedom of speech". You can't say **** in that town, on the radio on a billboard or anywhere. There is more freedom in a small midwestern catholic town as far as speech goes.

    //EDIT some people are offended by language and they have a right to express that but AP should not be given out. At the same token you can hid your post.
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