Rahm Emmanuel is in the hot seat for using the phrase "f-ing retarded' at a strategy session months ago. He is now meeting with Tim Shriver head of the Special Olympics, and other advocates for disabled people to try and quell the controversy. I have a problem with this. This is not news. This is not controversy. This is not even a fart from an ant. Why in the name of all holy hell is there an inquisition going on? Did they really need to call in the head of the Special Olympics on this? This is the equivalent of calling the pope every time someone says 'Jesus Christ' in a crowded room.
Worse yet, the phrase Mr. Emmanuel so un-eloquently used is such a common colloquialism as to be laughable. If these advocates for the disabled are so up in arms, maybe they should go out some night and get drunk, pee on their own furniture maybe molest a farm animal. Those actions are what we normal people call "f-ing retarded". The fact that he has to apologize to these advocates for something he said in a private meeting months earlier tells me one very important thing. There are spineless PC ass-weasels in the White House and they tattled on him.
This is pathetic. I'm sure there are Republicans all over calling for him to step-down, retire, quit, etc, and to all of them I say...get a life. This is not a major disaster, this isn't any reason to can Rahm Emmanuel so you can feel better about yourselves. As a very independent person I don't care if people chastise me for using such offensive phrases as "that's gay." and "f-ing retarded" First off, both of words had meanings different from their current ones many, many years prior. Retard : to slow up especially by preventing or hindering advance or accomplishment. Gay : : happily excited : merry <in a gay mood> b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits <a bird's gay spring song>.
There you have it, I feel completely justified in everything I say knowing that those words were not made specifically for you and therefore you do not own them so they can be used in many different contexts without prejudice. If you really feel the need, you can attempt to copyright the word. Perhaps a picture of a kid with Down Syndrome nsxt to the definition in the dictionary. Oh wait I'm looking in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and the phrase is not used anywhere to expressly imply a handicapped person. It does use an alternate definition as " to delay academic progress by failure to promote. but this doesn't mean handicapped in any way shape or form.
So here; yet a gain we have another shining example of how "retarded" people can really be, especially those without any diagnosed mental handicaps.