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  • just a conservative girl 1:05 PM on 08/02/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Reason 34,289 Not To Live in Seattle 

    I love the pacific northwest, especially Seattle.  It is simply beautiful.  But I could never live there.  The people are  certifiably insane out there.  Shortly after the state announces it will spend millions upon millions of tax payer dollars to make all state paperwork gender neutral comes this,

     An internal memo at Seattle City Hall is causing quite a stir. It suggests government workers no longer use the terms “citizen,” or “brown bag.”
    According to the Office for Civil Rights, the terms are potentially offensive and other words should be used.

    Citizen should be changed to residents and they have not quite come up with a replacement for brown bag, they are thinking sacked lunch may be more appropriate.  Oh my.  Apparently someone has gotten into their head that brown bag is a racial slur.

    And while city leaders publicize “brown bag” lunch meetings as a way to designate a bring-your-own lunch time event, the term has a sorted history.
    “It used to be a way people could judge skin color,” Bronstein said in a phone interview

    Don’t these lawmakers have anything more pressing to deal with than this?  I mean Seattle has one of the highest levels of homelessness in the country and this is what they are choosing to deal with?  Have you ever heard anyone use the term brown bag lunch as a racial slur?  I didn’t think so.

    Is is any wonder that our society and government is in such a mess?

     
    • AKA John Galt 1:08 PM on 08/02/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

    • Ike 2:32 PM on 08/02/2013 Permalink | Reply

      But, aren’t many if not most “homeless people” actually those who are mentally ill and would be, in a more civilized society, institutionalized so that they might be protected from their illness? Could there be a connection there in Seattle??

    • just a conservative girl 5:08 PM on 08/02/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Actually only about 1/3 of homeless are mentally ill.

  • just a conservative girl 10:04 AM on 06/22/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dean, food network, , racial slurs   

    The Politically Correct Firing of Paula Dean 

    The Food Network has announced that they will not be renewing the contract of Paula Dean that expires at the end of this month.  She has been fired.  The Food Network is a private business and they can hire and fire people at will.  That is their prerogative.  But the reason they did it was the mansy pansy politically correct world we have found ourselves living in.

    Dean is being sued by a white woman who is claiming that she was exposed to a hostile work environment.  Now, I at one time worked at this non-profit who gave us training on hostile work environments often.  I think I had to sit through that seminar four times in the two years that I worked there.  Like most federal laws there are too broad and far too encompassing to my taste.  Virtually anything can be an offense under these laws.  The woman says that there was porn passed around in the back of  the house in the restaurant and their were people who used racial slurs.  Unless I am mistaken, the lawsuit doesn’t claim that Paula Dean herself used those slurs, just that employees did and nothing was done to stop the behavior.

    During a deposition that was taken in May, Paula Dean was asked the question if she has ever used the N word.  She said yes and relayed a story about a private conversation that she had in her HOME  with her husband that took place in 1986.  At the time she was working in a bank.  A black man came into that bank, pointed a gun at her head and robbed it.  After this experience she used the N word to describe him to her husband.  This is a firable offense?

    Paula Dean is not being accused of using racial slurs at the work place.  Paula Dean is not being accused of discriminatory hiring practices.  Paula Dean was asked if she ever used the word.  Paula Dean was born and raised in the south during segregation.  Does anyone in their right mind think that word never left her lips throughout her life?  If so, those people are fooling themselves.

    This isn’t about the right or wrong of the word.  This is about does a person have any right to have a personal conversation in the privacy of their own home anymore?  Look the word is offensive, when used by whites.  I don’t deny that.  I certainly don’t use the word and I cringe on the very rare occasions that I hear it.  But that doesn’t mean that The Food Network should feel pressured into firing this woman because of that private conversation.

    Be honest, haven’t you said things in a private conversation in your home that could easily be found offensive to someone?  Should your place of employment feel that due to that you are unemployable if that conversation ever became public knowledge?

    I was going back and forth with others on this last evening and one of  the things that I heard was if I went into work on Monday and used that word to a co-worker I wouldn’t have a job on Tuesday.  True enough.  But that isn’t what happened here.   I also saw comparisons to the man who fired from the television show Grey’s Anatomy for using the word faggot.  Again, that wasn’t done in the privacy of his home. That was done in public and if I remember correctly was directed towards a coworker who is gay.  There is no comparing the two.  First and foremost I have a problem with these laws to begin with. But even if I didn’t, what happen in that case was public and done in the workplace setting.

    Look, you can pass all the laws you like, it won’t change people’s hearts.  I actually contend it was that people’s hearts changing that directly led to the civil rights laws being passed.  What Martin Luther King did so brilliantly was he humanized the people who were being mistreated.  He put a face to the discrimination.  When images of people being attacked by dogs and water hoses were shown in every household across the country, people had to take a look at themselves.  That is when things changed.  The law followed the heart.

    People are allowed to be racists if they choose.  There isn’t anything that anyone can do about that.  People are allowed to say what they want in their homes.  She is free to spray paint the N word on her living room wall if she wants to.  I wouldn’t go to someone’s home that did that.  But it doesn’t change the right of her to do it.  This is private behavior.

    She will be just fine.  She has plenty of money and she certainly won’t starve.  But that isn’t the point.  The Food Network is yet another victim of political correctness that has run amok.  They are bowing to public pressure because she is now perceived as being a racist.  She used a racial slur in her lifetime.  That isn’t a racist make.  Everyone one of us has said things that offend someone else at one point or another in our lives.  That doesn’t mean we should be able to allow public pressure to force employers across the country to fire everyone who has.

     
    • sally1137 10:13 AM on 06/22/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Amazing, isn’t it? At any given time, anyone who happens to wander under the giant magnifying glass of political correctness can get burned like an ant in the sun.

      Tolerance, bay-be! Yah.

    • Adrienne 10:18 AM on 06/22/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Funny – I just got through saying almost the same thing.

      • just a conservative girl 6:48 PM on 06/22/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Great minds. LOL

    • signpainterguy 12:22 PM on 06/22/2013 Permalink | Reply

      ” those people are fooling themselves.” That summed it up right there. People who fall for this PC crap are doing far more harm than good and are only fooling themselves !

    • becky 12:32 PM on 06/30/2013 Permalink | Reply

      you worded it just right ,, she should hire you!!!!!!

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