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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#91856 Sep 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
As an observer, it is good to know you are keeping an eye out for them
They met on a blind date!

Why don't blind people skydive?

It scares the hell out of the dog!

How did the blind woman drive herself crazy?

She was trying to read a stucco wall!

But anyway, I can't see the big deal about braille ATM machines..

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#91857 Sep 23, 2013
Why is it ok to make fun of the blind, but not blacks?

Since: Oct 12

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#91858 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
Why is it ok to make fun of the blind, but not blacks?
I remember when Eddie Murphy did a standup routine, talking about young Stevie Wonder getting cheated, by not knowing if he was getting paid with ones or hundreds....lol....
Ann Ticipation

Palatine, IL

#91859 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
Why is it ok to make fun of the blind, but not blacks?
I don't know. Why?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91860 Sep 23, 2013
Q: How do you break Steve Wonder's neck?
A: Speed up the music.

Q: What did Stevie Wonder's mother do for punishment?
A: Rearrange the furniture.

Q: Why does Stevie Wonder shake his head when he sings?
A: Because he can't find the microphone.

Q: Why does Stevie Wonder always smile?
A: No one's told him he's black yet.

Q: Why hasn't Stevie Wonder written a hit in years?
A: He dropped his pencil!

Stevie Wonder walks into a shop swinging a dog above his head.
The shop owner says "Can I help you?"
Stevie Wonder say "No I'm just having a look around"

At a celebrity party, Stevie Wonder meets golf champ Tiger Woods and mentions that he, too, is an excellent golfer.

Tiger is a bit skeptical that the blind musician can play golf well, but he's too polite to say anything.

"When I tee off, " the singer explains, "I have a guy call to me from the green. My sharp sense of hearing lets me aim."

Tiger is impressed, and Stevie suggests that they play a round.

When Tiger agrees, Stevie asks, "How about if we play for $10,000 a hole?"

Tiger insists he couldn't possibly play him for money because of his sight handicap.

But Stevie argues and badgers Tiger until Tiger finally relents

Stevie says, "You pick the place and I'll pick the time?"

Tiger says, "Fine. Pebble Beach"

Stevie replies, "Midnight!"

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91861 Sep 23, 2013
I'm bored. Can you tell? Stuff to do, but I'm bored.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#91862 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
Why is it ok to make fun of the blind, but not blacks?
Because we generally know that the jokes about blind people are not true and we are a worried that the jokes about black people might be
Ann Ticipation

Palatine, IL

#91863 Sep 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Because we generally know that the jokes about blind people are not true and we are a worried that the jokes about black people might be
DOH! I was waiting for a punchline!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#91864 Sep 23, 2013
http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/disney-world...

What's worse? Having some people getting away with abusing the system meant for helping disabled guests, or not having a system in place at all to help those disabled guests?

To me, we live in a world where Ferris Bueller's sister is running amuck. A world of people pissed off at the stuff other people can get away with that rally has very minimal or no affect on them.

I wonder what % of the guests that go thru the parks each day were able to game the system in this way? How much did it cause the wait time for others to increase? Probably infinitesimally miniscule. But we can't have people getting away with this dishonesty. So f them and f the people that legitimately needed the service.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#91865 Sep 23, 2013
Anyone ever order food with pinto bean at Chipotle, only to have the worker tell you that its made with bacon and confirm you're ok with that? I've had that happen and wondered wtf? Why would you warn me of that? That's a selling point!

But if you've ever wondered why they do it, this is why.

http://consumerist.com/2011/10/27/changing-ov...

Pain in the ass vegans and religious peeps!
:)

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#91866 Sep 23, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
http://shine.yahoo.com/parenti ng/disney-world-s-message-to-t he-disabled--wait-in-line-1619 46185.html
What's worse? Having some people getting away with abusing the system meant for helping disabled guests, or not having a system in place at all to help those disabled guests?
To me, we live in a world where Ferris Bueller's sister is running amuck. A world of people pissed off at the stuff other people can get away with that rally has very minimal or no affect on them.
I wonder what % of the guests that go thru the parks each day were able to game the system in this way? How much did it cause the wait time for others to increase? Probably infinitesimally miniscule. But we can't have people getting away with this dishonesty. So f them and f the people that legitimately needed the service.
The people who game the system , the ones who hired disabled "tour guides" so they could cut to the head of long lines are the same people who brag about and are not discrete. there may not be that many but if you have been standing in line with tired whiny kids and some guy with gold chains and a wife with stiletto heels, bling and tight capris comes barging through with full mobility, you get P.O'd .Clearly enough people were ticked that Disney felt they had to do something about it. I don't disagree.People who nee the accommodation should get it; people who figure out loopholes should go to the back of the line.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#91867 Sep 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
Why is it ok to make fun of the blind, but not blacks?
NSFW

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#91868 Sep 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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The people who game the system , the ones who hired disabled "tour guides" so they could cut to the head of long lines are the same people who brag about and are not discrete. there may not be that many but if you have been standing in line with tired whiny kids and some guy with gold chains and a wife with stiletto heels, bling and tight capris comes barging through with full mobility, you get P.O'd .Clearly enough people were ticked that Disney felt they had to do something about it. I don't disagree.People who nee the accommodation should get it; people who figure out loopholes should go to the back of the line.
But as was pointed out when this story originally broke, Disney already offers its own costly service to allow anyone with the cash to have a special Disney tour guide and therefore jump the line. The people that were gaming the system had actual disabled people with them as part of their party and I'm pretty sure they were not bragging out loud WHILE jumping the line that they really were not related to the disabled person and were just gaming the system. So to the person waiting in line, all they see is a disabled person and their party jumping the line. That would seem a lot less bothersome to me than someone who just paid more for a Disney guide jumping in front of them.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#91869 Sep 24, 2013

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#91870 Sep 24, 2013
Where did everyone go?

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#91871 Sep 25, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Where did everyone go?
Yeah, no kidding. I miss Red.:[

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#91872 Sep 25, 2013
Mimi

United States

#91873 Sep 25, 2013
RACE wrote:
Why is it ok to make fun of the blind, but not blacks?
Its not.
Mimi

United States

#91874 Sep 25, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Where did everyone go?
School. Or more accurately squished against the window of the express bus by this fatassed woman who has no concept of personal space.

If you're on my FB you've already seen me bitchingabout it this morning every few minutes....NOT happy.

Going back to the train even though it requires a transfer to a city bus when it gets downtown...the city bus is an express from the train to the U district so yeah screw this.

She's like OBLIVIOUS to the fact that someone else is sitting here. And, just for fun...traffic even though were in the diamond lane. Not happy.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#91875 Sep 25, 2013
Mimi wrote:
<quoted text>
School. Or more accurately squished against the window of the express bus by this fatassed woman who has no concept of personal space.
If you're on my FB you've already seen me bitchingabout it this morning every few minutes....NOT happy.
Going back to the train even though it requires a transfer to a city bus when it gets downtown...the city bus is an express from the train to the U district so yeah screw this.
She's like OBLIVIOUS to the fact that someone else is sitting here. And, just for fun...traffic even though were in the diamond lane. Not happy.
Given her weight could she have done anything about it? I assume her rooming was otherwise ok, meaning she had bathed and wasn't eating garlic?

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