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101 Responses to Dr. Laura Schlessinger`s N-Bomb Rant, Part I

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:21 am
    Link: Dr. Laura Schlessinger`s N-Bomb Rant, Part I - From the August 10 edition of Dr. Laura Schlessinger`s Talk Radio Network show. You stay classy, Schless.
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    Cherrybawls Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:31 am
    No, she doesn`t get it. She put the "R" on the end. There is her problem
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:35 am
    She is just a vile and ignorant woman. And for her to "apologize" just because her PR people made her is irrelevant. Oh wait, maybe I`m just too sensitive, I don`t want to go all NAACP on IAB and all.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:38 am
    She was actually right, with 100% of this.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:40 am
    someone`s confused with "I am a racist!" and "nigga"

    and no words can explain how efing dumb that was
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    Tweek29 Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:41 am
    i see nothing wrong here..
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:41 am
    "im a racist!" LMAO
    that was supposed to be the er version of nigga
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    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:41 am
    Who cares?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:43 am
    @someshoes:

    So the ability to speak properly and pronounce words makes you racist?

    The difference between Nigga, and that other word, is the person saying it.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:43 am
    If you`re treating someone differently, or using words that may offend a person, or showing great disrespect towards a person, based on his race or skin color, you are being racist.

    If you ask something impersonal such as: "Do you like fried chicken?" It`s not racist. If you ask "Do you people like fried chicken" it`s racist.

    Oxford dictionary: "racism is a belief or ideology that all members of each racial group possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race".

    Racism isn`t all hate. It`s a part of racism. A term coined to involve all acts of a racial nature.

    Recently though, "Racialism" has been seen to mean an act that differentiates between the races, without the supremacy element; While "Racism" is for the supremacists.
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    Bethingtons Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:47 am
    i agree with her 100%
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2010 at 9:54 am
    "I don`t think that`s racist."

    Doesn`t matter what YOU think. You`re not the one facing the racism.
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    Madluk Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:00 am
    Dr. Laura might as well change her name to Fox News with all the bile that spews out, expecting people to open their mouths like a little baby bird and take it all as truth. The only reason this made i-am-bored is because a white Jewish woman dropped the n-bomb.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:06 am
    @rick s:

    So just because I am white, i cannot recognize when something is racist, and when it isn`t?

    Brilliant.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:26 am
    This is the same woman that stated: "a huge portion of the male homosexual populace is predatory on young boys."

    Her mouth must feel pretty awful with all the bulls.h.it that runs out.

    How could anyone agree with anything she says?
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    andrewmedl Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:26 am
    AJ: Incorrect. What he said was that in this instance, white folks aren`t being targeted, so it`s not their place to claim racism. What you`ve done is taken that very sound argument and turned it into a simpler, stupider straw-man version. Which basically means that it`s Friday at I-A-B.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:27 am
    @lost in korea:

    "How could anyone agree with anything she says?"

    Like this:

    I agree. That wasn`t racist.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:28 am
    auburnjunky, sure you can recognize when something is racist or not, but you really don`t have the final say unless it`s directed towards you (or technically against you).
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:34 am
    HAHAHA @andrew.

    If a white guy comes up to a black guy and say "You black people like chicken". I can tell that`s racist, even though I`m white.

    So why can`t I tell if something isn`t racist?

    Laura made a STATEMENT. She wasn`t being racist. She was saying if a black man says the word (don`t argue semantics. Nigga is the same as n-gger) it`s okay, but if a white man says it, he`s racist.

    She was as Laura says. Hyper sensitive to racism. Are you?
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    andrewmedl Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:37 am
    I`m not, no. As a matter of fact, I don`t know or care what Laura Schlesinger said. She gives me heartburn. All I said is that you treated an argument reductively, which is still true. Just kind of sick of the fact that most white people feel entitled to decide what is racist to black people.
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    fiizok Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:38 am
    Wow...a know-nothing sham and inexplicably popular radio bully said something extremely stupid on the air? I`m shocked! SHOCKED, I tell you!
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    bophus Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:39 am
    when she noted that many black people voted for obama because he is black and it was a black thing, was she trying to say that the black people who voted for obama were black supremacists?

    She should have given the example on the other end of white people that didnt vote for obama only because he is black. I bet there were a lot more of them then the black people that voted only because he is black.

    Man, that is confusing..so i hate people understand what i am trying to say, lol.


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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:40 am
    Well a black person, or any minority for that matter, could just randomly say "The word THE is racist! White people can`t say it.

    Am I allowed to call bullpoo on that, because I don`t have final say on what is racist to them, or can I say it isn`t racist and move on?

    I vote the latter.
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    andrewmedl Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:41 am
    Do whatever you want. Point is that it doesn`t matter what you do, because it`s meaningless.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:43 am
    I`m sorry.

    It just baffles me that, just because I am born a certain way, I have to conform to a certain set of standards. Being a white male, I shouldn`t have to tippy toe through life trying to not offend minorities, when they are not held to the same standards. We are all human. People who constantly bring up race, ignore that fact.

    Yes, I see what I did there lol.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:45 am
    You`ll never get is Junky because you don`t want to get it. I don`t think this word should be used by ANYONE at ANYTIME!! And anyone with any kind of brain that is over the age of 5 knows this. It is a word that is tangled with a lot of emotions due to its history. If Dr. Laura is supposed to be helping people, I don`t think she needs to be TALKING over people, using an emotionally charged word and just in general being very aggressive with someone who called her for help. This woman had a legitimate complaint and she was calling for advice; not to be bullied by some racist, homophobic, right winged zealot.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:48 am
    Don`t see what`s racist about this either ^^

    Honestly in my time spent around black people i`ve seen more racism from them than from whites.

    This entire racism bs is effing retarded anyway, and people need to stop getting their panties up in a bunch everytime someone says something that MIGHT be interpreted as racist. Learn to take a joke.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:49 am
    Okay. Let`s strike words from the dictionary now because people are sensitive.

    It starts at banning words. Then books. Then art. Then we are all Nazis.

    I won`t go down that road. I say people shouldn`t be do damn sensitive. That`s just my opinion, and you are entitled to yours.
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    Seastone Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:50 am
    That`s ridiculous. Well, I think you`re being racist by saying white people can`t decide what is racist. And since I`m white, I have the final say. So you`re a racist.

    If we applied your reasoning to everyday life, white people would end up not being allowed to speak anymore on any important subjects for fear of being proclaimed racist.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:52 am
    About her in-laws asking her what `black people think about...` It`s not racist. If you`re a plumber people ask you about plumbing. If you`re a shoe salesperson people ask you about shoes.
    As for Dr.Laura: She`s quoting (paraphrasing) what she hears black singers, sports people and announcers say on a regular basis. THEY say the n-word in every f-ing sentence! That`s OK?

    I like Bill Cosbey`s (who is black btw) take on this: If it`s wrong for white people to say the n-word, it`s also wrong for black people to say it.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:54 am
    Seastone: "And since I`m white, I have the final say."

    _____

    So, what`s new?
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    andrewmedl Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:55 am
    You don`t have to tiptoe. You have to embrace the fact that you don`t get it and generally stay away from things that whomever we`re talking about finds racist. For instance, if you have a radio show, don`t use the n word. It`s pretty well documented that it`s troublesome to black folks. If you choose to push the envelope and use that word, you are going to be castigated. That`s a known consequence. When you touch fire, it`s hot. When you, a privileged, intolerant old white bag, use the n word on your radio show, people will get upset. We usually call people who do things like that stupid. I guess in this case, some call them misunderstood or victimized or something. Either way, the point is that you should try not to upset people.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 10:59 am
    @andrew:

    FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT (that means dont get your panties in a wad.)

    What if I believe that having to censor myself,or for anyone to censor themselves, is contrary to the concept of Liberty?

    Feelings should not be considered in that instance. Our constitution states that we are free to do anything we like, unless it causes harm to others. Are feelings tangible. Can they be proven?

    I can randomly say peanut butter and jelly sandwiches make me sad, but I cannot prove it.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Okay for all the idiots on here that can`t differentiate on what`s racist, your lesson is beginning:

    -Hey coon, want some watermelon with that fried chicken? THIS IS RACIST

    -Hey raghead, why did you blow up the towers? THIS IS RACIST

    -“Take that bone out of your nose and call me back." (said by Rush Limbaugh) THIS IS RACIST

    -Hey chink chink, why you so good in math? THIS IS RACIST


    -Hey girl, I have some watermelon for lunch, it is so tasty in the summertime, want some? THIS IS NOT RACIST

    -I was raised Catholic and I don`t know anything about Buddhism, what are your main beliefs? How did it originate? THIS IS NOT RACIST


    DING DAMN DING, CLASS IS OVER, ANY QUESTIONS?
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    pjonkml Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:08 am
    I think the example of them asking "What do black people think of..." is more an example of ignorance than racism. When I`m asked things like that, I`m more offended by the fact they think I can speak for all black people, as if we`re all the same. I can`t. I can tell you how I feel about it as an individual. My race may have an effect on my opinion. But, I`m not the spokesperson for black women.

    As far as the "n-word" goes, I think society gives that word too much power. I think in this situation, it should be more about the fact that she`s uncomfortable. If something is making your present company uncomfortable, you should stop it. For instance, lots of people I know don`t like the word "moist." I don`t know why, I don`t care. But when they tell me they don`t like that word, I stop using it around them. That`s that.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:08 am
    I wouldn`t call that a rant. I`m on Dr. L`s side.

    I hate hearding people say "the N-word. It sounds stupid like "the C-word" or "he said the F-word!".... if you say "N-Word" you might as well just say "n igger" `cause we all know that`s what you mean.

    I dont` use it `cuase it`s mean spirited. Like Kyke, faggot, spic, zipper-head, gook, spade, jap, chinc, wet-back, and wop. No reason to be mean.

    If you want to insult someone, use some intelligence and come up with other words.
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    andrewmedl Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:09 am
    Apples and oranges. You`re talking about things that don`t have anything to do with race: if you think that satiating/validating your idea of liberty is more important than actual things that are happening to actual people, then okay. But we`re talking about two planes of existence in that instance. I`ll take my real life with real people and you can have liberty, or whatever that word or concept means to you.

    And to the bigger point, about whether feelings can be proven, I think that 1) on some level we as white people have to defer, because these feelings are ones that we`ll never understand. Our grandparents were treated as well as everyone else. We don`t feel those feelings, but we have to accept that they exist and 2) feelings themselves CAN be proven: look at how you feel about liberty. Got a lot of pride in that concept? I can see that, because I have also felt pride. All feelings have counterpoints in other humans. They`re what connect and validate us as human beings.
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    skaterboy17 Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:13 am
    Lmao @ 5Cats, Bill Cosbey is black? You don`t say...
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:14 am
    well said andrew.
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    andrewmedl Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Cheers.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Good Article
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    pjonkml Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:17 am
    @5cats You wouldn`t ask another plumber about how all the other plumbers in the world feel about pudding.

    It`s just that many of the things people ask "So how to black people feel about..." have nothing to do with the actual fact that they`re black. There are too many other things that factor into a person`s outlook on life for race to be the unifying thread.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:27 am
    @ Auburnjunky and Andrew: get a room already!

    To summarize: she`s a racist, homophobic, right winged zealot and bully who contributes NOTHING to the human race.



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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:31 am
    @lost:

    You are definitely qualified to make that statement.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:33 am
    I guess like she`s qualified to say the only reason why I voted for Obama was because he was black....What? I can`t express my opinion? Why not JunkMan?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:35 am
    Are you assuming I was being sarcastic?

    I was merely stating that you can say what you want, as should everyone else.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:38 am
    Its Friday the 13th so what ever you do. Do Not ! Head off Alone somewhere,Get naked,Have sex,Take a bath,Make out,Go swimming,Trip and fall,Twist ankle,Run away from the woods not into the woods,Dont run up stairs,(no exit) Don`t check to see if someone dead, (they aren`t) Don`t hanging out with a group of friends in ...an abandoned house or summer camp near a lake,Stay out of cornfields and keep away from Pandoras box
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    andrewmedl Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:38 am
    LIK--I thought that most Europeans wanted Americans to learn to discuss things in a civil, well-considered manner instead of screaming stupidly at each other. Then two Americans miraculously pull it off, on a website, no less, and they`re told to get a room. That`s a shame.

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    SharkFreak Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:45 am
    @meepmaker Awesome.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:49 am
    And Andrew, I thought you could possibly see it from another side but you couldn`t do that either and I`m not European.

    @ Meepmaker: I was about to take my ouija board out to the cornfield. I hope no one has friggatriskaidekaphobia! lol
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 13, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I am tired of all the boo-hooing going on. "Poor Me" yadda yadda yadda. Everyone has their cross to bare. Black, Asian, Latino, Gay, Religious, Athiest, Fat, Ugly, ... whatever. It`s better to just move on than sit there whining about it.

    But people who say a I can`t understand how it feels to be descrimated against because I`m white are just dumb. ... I`ve been banned from the military and from a lot of other jobs, I`m not allowed to marry who I choose, and in some states and countries I can`t legally exist. Then add the religious nuts who say I`ll burn for eternity for being born this way. I think I have a handle on how descrimination feels.

    But I don`t whine about it.... until just now to demonstrate my point.
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    andrewmedl Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    Other side? I`m confused. Sorry you`re not European.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    @gerry:

    You speak fag?

    What`s that like for you people lol.
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    TastyNuggetz Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    lol @ pjonkml People get offended by the word "moist"? That is too funny to be true. The comedic possibilities basically write themselves. Thank you for the great laugh. . .
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    damoo Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    she didn`t even listen to her.
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    Jui37 Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    Once again, the comments are more interesting than the actual clip.
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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    August 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    I`m going to be completely honest... I don`t use this word, but I utterly refuse to respect the wishes of the African American community not to use it.

    If you`re going to tell everyone that a certain word offends you, and that nobody should ever say it, then the next day we hear YOU saying it... I`m sorry but you get no respect and I will not heed your request.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    Hear hear el sombrero!
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    andrewmedl Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    I`ve just spoken with the African-American community and it`s despondent upon finding out that they don`t have El Sombrero`s respect. They`ll do anything, El Sombrero. Your respect means that much to them. The African-American community also asked me to say "please" for it. Also, "If we don`t have El Sombrero`s respect, we`re lost." They`re waiting for your offer, El Sombrero. Please don`t leave them hanging.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    to auburnjunky; To answer your question... It`s FABULOUS for my people! lol
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm

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    Webb03 Female 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    How appaling! This poor lady calls for help and that`s what she gets? (Imagine calling about your personal troubles with racism, and getting so rudely interrupted and talked over. Let`s not forget having the most offensive racial slur to your respective people shouted at you like a broken record.)
    How is this Dr. Laura not out of a job if that`s how she treats her callers?

    She could have at least let the caller finish what she was saying before making such a harsh assessment.
    And what did whether or not black people voted for Obama solely because he was part black have to do with her specific instances about which she was calling? Reaching much?

    Bottom line? Treat others as you`d want to be treated.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    @Webb:

    If you spend any time listening to talk shows on the radio, trolls call 90% of the time.

    Most of them don`t pull any punches with callers, for this reason.

    Try listening to Boortz or Michael Savage. They can be just as harsh.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    The hostess did absolutely nothing wrong with the exception of apologizing. Not because I like the "n" word or want to be racist... but because of her intent. Nothing she said was racist in the least and she should not have apologized.

    Black people need to wake up and realize you cannot demand others not to do, what most of them always do. It is unreasonable and just plain dumb. They have no right to "own" a phrase.
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
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    August 13, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    I`ll tell you what bothers me just as much as the N word....hyphenated Americans. I had a buddy from Jamaica who was black, and one day someone was asking him about African Americans, and he said, "How the hell should I know, I`m from Jamaica."

    Saying all black people are African-American is a racist stereotype. Black people in France aren`t "African-French" They`re French. (or Moroccan!) Same for Chinese, Japanese, and any other hyphenated American. As long as we identify ourselves by our differences, we will never put that crap behind us. We are all Americans, end of story. I`m not Irish-Scottish-Cherokee-American, just American.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    @Webb03: You would not do well in the radio business. Don`t ever work in that field if you have that much a problem with that one particular conversation.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    August 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    "I guess like she`s qualified to say the only reason why I voted for Obama was because he was black....What? I can`t express my opinion? Why not JunkMan?"

    She didn`t say that YOU voted for Obama because you`re black. She said that it was undeniable that SOME black people voted for Obama because he is black. That is a FACTUAL statement because there are video documented cases where black people have confessed that. You know it and I know it... so drop the attitude honey.
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    TheGax Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    T-marley, i could not agree more with you.
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
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    August 13, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/results/president/exit-polls.html

    Nice breakdown by ethnicity.
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    maniaman88 Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    Not all racial commentary is stereotyping, and not all racial stereotyping is racism. A lot is positive stereotyping, like when people say that black people are better athletes or latinos are better dancers.

    The caller is, like Dr. Laura says, hypersensitive. She takes any question about her culture as a personal attack, when most of the time, it`s just curiosity. If I ask my English or Garman friend how things are in their culture, I`m not attacking it, am I? I`m trying to show interest and learn something, that`s all.

    It would help if we had more of the interview, so we could get a little more of the caller`s perspective.

    The fact that her husband ignores the racial comments should be a positive thing. It means he doesn`t care what other people think or say, he loves his wife the way she is. If he made a big deal out of it every time, race would be the defining characteristic of their relationship, which would be awful. Clearly he`s looking past that to wha
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    August 13, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    to ElSombrero and maniaman88: I guess the subtlties of the English language escape you. The n-word (or any slur or insult for that matter) has different meanings depending on the intent. I have some Polish ancestry, and if my good friends or I jokingly refer to myself as "Polack", there is nothing offensive, however, if someone with a cold, black, conservative heart uses the same term to deliberately piss me off, the word takes on a different connotation.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    to T-Marly: So, 43% of white voters voted for Obama because he`s half-white?
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    This is not the first dumb thing this bible thumpin broad has said (although this is not racist in my opinion) Evidently she doesn`t like the gays to much and uses her show to spew hatred. That makes her a self righteous douchebag. But this is not racism. The N-word as we now call it wasn`t the N-word before OJ went to trial it was "ni**er". Not so much in the sense of putting someone down as it was just a part of our lexicon that had always been there. Some of the greatest comedies of our time have the N-word in it. Some of Americas greatest comedians made it their own. Dr. Laura should apologize for thinking she`s better than anybody but she should not apologize for saying a word.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    WTF does obama have to do with her husbands friends and relatives disrespecting her?
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    Bubbarider66 Male 70 & Over
    60 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    Why does anyone listen to Laura Schlesinger? She is not a licensed therapist, just a loudmouth who is controversial. 30 second diagnosis for a 30 year psychosis. Just because someone else does it, doesn`t mean it`s right. It`s like Dr. Phil. If you do the exact opposite of what either one says to do, you will be just fine.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    It is racist to generalize what "black people" do based on what some black people do. Wouldn`t it be unfair for someone to go around saying "white people commit genocide" and "white people steal the world`s resources from everyone else" just because SOME do?
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    People voted for how they voted, I just linked to a page of stats that was relevant to a previous comment. I didn`t make any statement as to why people voted the way they did.

    But from the information you can take the following:

    95% of the black people in America voted for Obama.

    So either, 95% of black voters hold liberal democratic views. Or, if more than 5% of registered black voters are republicans, those voted for him on something other than his political platform, and only 5% stayed true to their political beliefs.

    Either way, you are missing the greater question. If 95% of a group of people are doing one thing, and we say "Black people voted for Obama" is that a racist stereotype, or statistically true with an overwhelming majority?
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    zephyer Male 40-49
    23 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm
    Yeah, but in this caseshe is right.
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    dukat Female 50-59
    71 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    The *N* word is vile. VILE. And it should not be used by ANYONE. Ever. It needs to be erased from our language and our minds.
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    HalfSandwich Male 18-29
    145 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    "The *N* word is vile. VILE. And it should not be used by ANYONE. Ever. It needs to be erased from our language and our minds."

    Erased from our language, wtf am I going to call my golf ball when I hit a bad shot? Huh, HUH??
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    citizen_kane Male 18-29
    272 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    pretty horrible of her to belittle her problem and put her in such an awkward spot
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
    1604 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    I see both sides, I agree with what the Dr said. and I can see how it would be annoying to be asked all the time what do or what have you black people do this or that. but it isn`t racist. It is like asking a different culture how they do things. but when someone does it all the time and not asking because they really want to learn more about that culture than it is just wrong and annoying
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
    648 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    If you cant shout the N word repeatedly on your nationally aired Radio show, the terrorists win.
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
    787 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 7:40 pm
    She has a relevant point to say it. No big deal.
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    tstyblucryns Male 18-29
    496 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    I like how she said that`s not racist before the woman even really said what was said. I think she`s the one that`s "hyper-sensitive".
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    Typical shouty, homophobic, xenophobic religious conservative. And she`s no more qualified as a psychologist than I am. Seriously, people should stop using "Dr" in front of their name to give credence to their expertise in a given field of science when their doctorate is in an entirely different field. So-called "Creation Scientists" are good at that also.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    Screw it... who cares?
    I`m sooooo damn tired of hearing the word "racist" thrown at white people for every trivial little reason. I don`t give a crap if this offends you. I`m not going to walk on egg shells for fear of hurting someones feelings. Personally, I`m offended every time I hear the word "racist". And, yes, I`m a white American male. After all, that`s what a racist is, isn`t it?
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    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm
    hardly a rant. these mediamattards will use anything that they can find shoot down anyone who does`nt subscribe to their point of view. i`m not a republican, but i find that most democrats are idiots who follow the media blindly,and this is perfect fodder for them.
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    tws8631 Male 50-59
    316 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    call me cracker, call you ni gg er. so what?
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    imjussayin Female 18-29
    57 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 2:26 am
    can we move on already. i mean really some of these comments, wtf? i mean, u call ur golf ball the `n` word??
    im native american black and white. evrything offends me
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    steve17 Male 13-17
    155 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 3:48 am
    She`s an idiot everyone i know got over the supposed `confusion` of not using the word I am a racist! when they were fourteen.
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    mandingo3519 Male 30-39
    192 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 3:57 am
    ok first of all she made a valid point how is it ok for some people to say something others can not I am white but I don`t run around yelling "cracker this and cracker that" besides a cracker is a food item how is that offensive to me lol the "N word" was a term for a lazy or slothful person (don`t see anything about race there) and was not a racial term until some idiot gave it that power. actually that is true for all words but anyway i mainly wanted to give people a laugh, true story, i use to work for a restaurant where we had a race fight break out the cause ..... because some white guy said he wanted his bread untoasted because the last order he got the bread burned and he didn`t want black bread .... now how stupid can we get if someone can make that raciest
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    Homegrown71 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 7:03 am
    she`s got a point, turn to BET or listen to rap music or anything black and the n word is a term for just about anything or anyone...used almost like the word drat. Not the best thing to get mad at anymore cause unless its some shaved headed/white robe wearing/swastika toting/republican saying the word in a meaningfully harmful way then drat off. I say it every now an again in or sorts of conversation, listened to too much Tech 9 for awhile there and you just can`t get it out of your dialect.
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    Homegrown71 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 7:03 am
    ...I forgot about the filter, drat = f word, gotta clear that so my comment doesnt sound like I purposefully did that.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36677 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 7:08 am
    Dr. L is the bes. Love her! She`s up front and in your face with her opinions. :) SLAP of reality to the face.

    I`m sure there`s more to that call, but the recording stops midway through.

    The ones who call are her listeners and the know what she`s like, so they are expecting it.

    I think she`s great... and right 98% of the time.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    This wasn`t as bad as I thought, but what I do find offensive about it is that this supposed "doctor" never fcuking listens to anyone. She just lets them say enough to give her fuel for some idiotic rant, and then interrupts them. She would not do well in private practice if she were a real therapist.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    August 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    Wow Gerry. I am totally impressed with your statement.
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    SnapsForMe Female 18-29
    217 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 4:24 am
    I hate her. My sister and I can`t even relate to each other anymore because Erin can`t think for herself anymore. Ever since Dr. Laura came into her life she`s the consultant on every affair from marriage to child rearing. And her warped views on adoption are just positively cracked.
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    emzrok Female 13-17
    1306 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    Someone`s a bitch today! Iiiiiiiits Dr. Schlessinger!
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    Jayno Male 18-29
    176 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 6:03 am
    This sums up my feeling about the N-word

    Louis C.K. the N-word
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    feverdream Female 18-29
    106 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 11:45 pm
    wow. that was really awkward.....more so than watching the fourth kind. weeeiiiiirrrrrdddd.........and useless.

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