The black hole of extreme political c...

The black hole of extreme political correctness

There are 22 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jul 15, 2008, titled The black hole of extreme political correctness. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

At a recent meeting of city officials in Dallas County, Texas, a small racial brouhaha broke out.

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Bum

United States

#1 Jul 15, 2008
The only thing about "Black Hole" that might be racist is a typo. "Black Hoe".
john

Overland Park, KS

#3 Sep 10, 2008
Have all the dictionaries been burned in America. A black hole was nothing to do with black people. Soil is black and something referred to as "dirt". The people objecting to these type of words are looking for 15 minutes of fame. They are not being insulted.
angry poodle

Columbia, SC

#4 Sep 10, 2008
this is another subject i can get my mouth into. how stupid can people be when this obviously referred to the mess in the particular government office being talked about. and another thing when one orders steak i guess one cant say blackened steak any more, one has to say pan charred. if you as a person are so sensitive that something innocently said like this will offend you, stay home lock your doors and order takeout. you are in a world of hurt and need to be in a psych ward.
angry poodle

Columbia, SC

#5 Sep 10, 2008
better watch out, im going for your ankles and thigh. take care of yourself and i hope all these politically correct fools and idiots rot in satans country for their stupidity.
Lets Review

Springfield, MO

#7 Sep 10, 2008
What's next? Outlawing WHITE-out?
Proclaiming books racist because they're BLACK letters in a sea of WHITE?
Have the NAACP and other obsolete troublemaker organizations become THAT powerful, truly reaching into every facet of American life?
Is there a secret organization of SANE people I can join?
I now abruptly understand the old joke about the "inmates running the asylum"
Stir it Up

United States

#8 Sep 10, 2008
I always thought people THAT stupid and THAT oversensitive were only in sitcoms...
Frightening!
faithful

United States

#9 Sep 10, 2008
The author's closing remarks about tolerance ("will-to-power masquerading as tolerance") are right on target, as is his assessment of the overall situation.

The current "tolerance" trend is a tyranny of the lowest common denominator.
angry poodle

Columbia, SC

#10 Sep 11, 2008
Lets REview, i think that poodles and people should start an organization for sane people in us. poodles and people would work well together. it is really true that the inmates are running the asylum. i like that comment about white out. better watch it. go in an office supply store and ask for white out and black clerk will insult you and become offended. god help us. i know he blesses us poodles with ankles to nip at every day.
Dave

Miami, FL

#11 Sep 11, 2008
This is the result of catering to the stupidest people among us.
Stop caving in to this form of absolute stupidity just because we don't want to offend blacks. By ridiculing those that come out with this nonsense we will see a reduction in its frequency.
Our timidity will get us more stupidity.
nctxnc

Boiling Springs, SC

#12 Sep 11, 2008
I used to live in Dallas and city government there has always been a joke by trying to please everyone, including idiots with agendas. I finally moved 25 miles west to a more sane and realistic city - Ft. Worth.
unreconstructed rebel

Columbia, SC

#13 Sep 11, 2008
we use white board markers on boards in some classrooms at MTC in SC. i got to make a racial complaint that we got to change the nake of the markers to pale board markers. that way they will be politically correct. just thought i would throw my ten cents in.

Since: Feb 07

Ashevegas

#14 Sep 11, 2008
this is great news for Americans of African descent! life has gotten so good for us all that the worst thing they have to complain about is non-sensical confusion of a term relating to supermassive objects with so much gravity that even light cannot escape, with anything to do with a racial identity. All other problems of inequality have disappeared.
Lets Review

Springfield, MO

#15 Sep 11, 2008
lawnguy wrote:
this is great news for Americans of African descent! life has gotten so good for us all that the worst thing they have to complain about is non-sensical confusion of a term relating to supermassive objects with so much gravity that even light cannot escape, with anything to do with a racial identity. All other problems of inequality have disappeared.
Although you put it a little backwards, you're right, it's only because life IS so good for (Insert minority here), that they can focus on truly PATHETIC shit like this!
Blacks are SEVEN TIMES more likely to commit homicide, are more likely to be bisexual, have a higher dropout rate because their "culture" doesn't value education (Heaven forbid you "act white" to succeed!), and don't believe in doctors, so they catch more preventable diseases, but calling an immense gravitational vortex a BLACK hole is DEFINITELY worse!
Polar1

Jefferson, WI

#16 Sep 11, 2008
Stir it Up wrote:
I always thought people THAT stupid and THAT oversensitive were only in sitcoms...
Frightening!
What next;banning the classic white christmas,while the jerks going for such stupidity get their holiday pay in spite of their stupidity,bigotry,and racist ideas?
alekas

Wilkesboro, NC

#17 Sep 11, 2008
PC of a different sort in Atlanta:
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlant...

The things that people get worked up about.
jimmy

Franklin, TN

#18 Sep 11, 2008
black-black-black-black-black- tot mom-tot mom-tot mom....now I feel better. thank you. goodnight.
jimmy

Franklin, TN

#19 Sep 11, 2008
strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.

“The right to bear arms”

Since: Feb 08

somewhere in dixie

#21 Sep 12, 2008
while we are on the subject, we got to ban all white motor vehicles and what about license plates, many have white backgrounds. also white linoleum floor material, white wood flooring in homes and white sheets on beds, damn we got to ban the color white altogether. less some poor ignorant fool gets offended.

“The right to bear arms”

Since: Feb 08

somewhere in dixie

#22 Sep 12, 2008
the vehicle i drive is white. just an accident, of course. but i guess i am a racist. well i am but it aint because of the color of my vehicle. god bless america and god bless dixie.

“CLAN ROSE”

Since: Apr 07

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#23 Sep 12, 2008
rebeltothelast wrote:
the vehicle i drive is white. just an accident, of course. but i guess i am a racist. well i am but it aint because of the color of my vehicle. god bless america and god bless dixie.
Get yersef a GREY car. PC clolur, right colour fer a good Reb. Deo Vindice!

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