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Bill Maher calls Special Needs Child Retarded

Postby Lerodan Chinamerica » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:12 am

Let me straighten this out: I don't like Sarah Palin. I think she's an embarrasment and a misrepresentation of what the Republican Party should be. (She's hot, though.) But I found it absolutely disgusting when comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin's son Trig, who has Down syndrome, "retarded".

Some of you will say 'it was just a joke, get over it'. But I find it abhorrable when anyone mocks a handicapped person, especially if they're a child. It was also a pathetic shot at Palin. If he wants to attack a politician, he should do it directly, not insult their child. That's just low.

What do you think, NSG?
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:12 am

it was just a joke, get over it.
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This condition, if left untreated, can radically alter the carrier's demeanor, to include any of the following: a complete devolution to child-like behavior, temper tantrums, and/or fits of narcissistic rage.

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Postby Nationalist State of Knox » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:13 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:it was just a joke, get over it.
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Postby Lerodan Chinamerica » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:14 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:it was just a joke, get over it.

Typical liberal.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:14 am

Suprisingly, Handicapped people (by and large) don't appreciate your attitude of "Well we musn't make fun of them."
They are handicapped, not delicate little flowers.
So Bill Maher made a joke and it was in poor taste.
Ok. So what? He's paid to make jokes. He made thousands before this one that weren't like this. I think it's safe to say that in an attempt to ride the line between funny and insulting, he staggered onto one side.
Thats to be expected.
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A malady affecting a significant portion of the world's population wherein the afflicted will demand special treatment, conduct themselves with a ludicrous, unfounded sense of entitlement, and generally make the lives of everyone around them that much more miserable.

The danger of this disease is that the sufferers rarely, if ever, know that they have contracted it, and continue about their merry way under the assumption that EVERYONE ELSE is the problem.

This condition, if left untreated, can radically alter the carrier's demeanor, to include any of the following: a complete devolution to child-like behavior, temper tantrums, and/or fits of narcissistic rage.

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Postby The Grey Wolf » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:15 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:it was just a joke, get over it.


More like Maher just trying to be an unfunny ass like always.
Wonder what the reaction would've been if it had been one of Obama's precious little ones that Mayer mocked.

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Postby Lerodan Chinamerica » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:15 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:Suprisingly, Handicapped people (by and large) don't appreciate your attitude of "Well we musn't make fun of them."
They are handicapped, not delicate little flowers.

Trig is barely five years old. You're simply looking for an excuse to try and justify the 'joke'. Partisanship like that is completely deplorable; I would show the same reaction if it was a conservative mocking a Dem's child.

Disgusting.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:16 am

Lerodan Chinamerica wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:Suprisingly, Handicapped people (by and large) don't appreciate your attitude of "Well we musn't make fun of them."
They are handicapped, not delicate little flowers.

Trig is barely five years old. You're simply looking for an excuse to try and justify the 'joke'. Partisanship like that is completely deplorable; I would show the same reaction if it was a conservative mocking a Dem's child.

Disgusting.


Trust me, I'd be making this same argument if it was a conservative mocking a dems child.
He made a bad joke. Get over it.
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The danger of this disease is that the sufferers rarely, if ever, know that they have contracted it, and continue about their merry way under the assumption that EVERYONE ELSE is the problem.

This condition, if left untreated, can radically alter the carrier's demeanor, to include any of the following: a complete devolution to child-like behavior, temper tantrums, and/or fits of narcissistic rage.

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Postby The Grey Wolf » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:17 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:Suprisingly, Handicapped people (by and large) don't appreciate your attitude of "Well we musn't make fun of them."
They are handicapped, not delicate little flowers.
So Bill Maher made a joke and it was in poor taste.
Ok. So what? He's paid to make jokes. He made thousands before this one that weren't like this. I think it's safe to say that in an attempt to ride the line between funny and insulting, he staggered onto one side.
Thats to be expected.


Calling a handicapped kid "retarded" is not "making fun of them." It's just being malicious.

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Postby Ostroeuropa » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:18 am

The Grey Wolf wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:Suprisingly, Handicapped people (by and large) don't appreciate your attitude of "Well we musn't make fun of them."
They are handicapped, not delicate little flowers.
So Bill Maher made a joke and it was in poor taste.
Ok. So what? He's paid to make jokes. He made thousands before this one that weren't like this. I think it's safe to say that in an attempt to ride the line between funny and insulting, he staggered onto one side.
Thats to be expected.


Calling a handicapped kid "retarded" is not "making fun of them." It's just being malicious.


If he called Sarah Palin retarded, would you care?
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Special Snowflake Syndrome
A malady affecting a significant portion of the world's population wherein the afflicted will demand special treatment, conduct themselves with a ludicrous, unfounded sense of entitlement, and generally make the lives of everyone around them that much more miserable.

The danger of this disease is that the sufferers rarely, if ever, know that they have contracted it, and continue about their merry way under the assumption that EVERYONE ELSE is the problem.

This condition, if left untreated, can radically alter the carrier's demeanor, to include any of the following: a complete devolution to child-like behavior, temper tantrums, and/or fits of narcissistic rage.

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Postby The Grey Wolf » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:20 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:
The Grey Wolf wrote:
Calling a handicapped kid "retarded" is not "making fun of them." It's just being malicious.


If he called Sarah Palin retarded, would you care?


I'd be mildly indignant but I wouldn't care much. Maher always sprouts off vile at Republicans.

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Postby The Cookish States » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:20 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:
Lerodan Chinamerica wrote:Trig is barely five years old. You're simply looking for an excuse to try and justify the 'joke'. Partisanship like that is completely deplorable; I would show the same reaction if it was a conservative mocking a Dem's child.

Disgusting.


Trust me, I'd be making this same argument if it was a conservative mocking a dems child.
He made a bad joke. Get over it.

Honestly, I don't believe that Ostro. I generally just defend conservatives in situations like this because I know that liberals tend to be better at defending eachother and causing a shitstorm.
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Postby TaQud » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:20 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:it was just a joke, get over it.

but, just like Bill Maher, they both weren't funny even though he was trying to make a joke.
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Postby Lerodan Chinamerica » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:21 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:
The Grey Wolf wrote:
Calling a handicapped kid "retarded" is not "making fun of them." It's just being malicious.


If he called Sarah Palin retarded, would you care?

That's irrelevant, because she's not technically retarded. It would be a more obvious joke than deliberating taking a potshot at a politician's disabled child.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:21 am

The Grey Wolf wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:
If he called Sarah Palin retarded, would you care?


I'd be mildly indignant but I wouldn't care much. Maher always sprouts off vile at Republicans.


What do you think Retarded means?
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The danger of this disease is that the sufferers rarely, if ever, know that they have contracted it, and continue about their merry way under the assumption that EVERYONE ELSE is the problem.

This condition, if left untreated, can radically alter the carrier's demeanor, to include any of the following: a complete devolution to child-like behavior, temper tantrums, and/or fits of narcissistic rage.

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Postby Ostroeuropa » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:22 am

TaQud wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:it was just a joke, get over it.

but, just like Bill Maher, they both weren't funny even though he was trying to make a joke.


So you don't find him funny. Neither do I, most of the time. Fact is, enough people do to pay his salary.
Special Snowflake Syndrome
A malady affecting a significant portion of the world's population wherein the afflicted will demand special treatment, conduct themselves with a ludicrous, unfounded sense of entitlement, and generally make the lives of everyone around them that much more miserable.

The danger of this disease is that the sufferers rarely, if ever, know that they have contracted it, and continue about their merry way under the assumption that EVERYONE ELSE is the problem.

This condition, if left untreated, can radically alter the carrier's demeanor, to include any of the following: a complete devolution to child-like behavior, temper tantrums, and/or fits of narcissistic rage.

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Postby Ostroeuropa » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:23 am

Lerodan Chinamerica wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:
If he called Sarah Palin retarded, would you care?

That's irrelevant, because she's not technically retarded. It would be a more obvious joke than deliberating taking a potshot at a politician's disabled child.


So, don't watch the show. Seems simple enough. If it's as offensive as you say, surely Maher will lose audience over it.
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A malady affecting a significant portion of the world's population wherein the afflicted will demand special treatment, conduct themselves with a ludicrous, unfounded sense of entitlement, and generally make the lives of everyone around them that much more miserable.

The danger of this disease is that the sufferers rarely, if ever, know that they have contracted it, and continue about their merry way under the assumption that EVERYONE ELSE is the problem.

This condition, if left untreated, can radically alter the carrier's demeanor, to include any of the following: a complete devolution to child-like behavior, temper tantrums, and/or fits of narcissistic rage.

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Postby The Grey Wolf » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:24 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:
TaQud wrote:but, just like Bill Maher, they both weren't funny even though he was trying to make a joke.


So you don't find him funny. Neither do I, most of the time. Fact is, enough people do to pay his salary.


Irrelevant. Just because people find him funny doesn't justify mocking a five year old little boy just because of his disability. Mayer is supposed to be an adult.

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Postby Ostroeuropa » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:25 am

The Grey Wolf wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:
So you don't find him funny. Neither do I, most of the time. Fact is, enough people do to pay his salary.


Irrelevant. Just because people find him funny doesn't justify mocking a five year old little boy just because of his disability. Mayer is supposed to be an adult.


He already has paid the price. People who think he sucks don't watch him.
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A malady affecting a significant portion of the world's population wherein the afflicted will demand special treatment, conduct themselves with a ludicrous, unfounded sense of entitlement, and generally make the lives of everyone around them that much more miserable.

The danger of this disease is that the sufferers rarely, if ever, know that they have contracted it, and continue about their merry way under the assumption that EVERYONE ELSE is the problem.

This condition, if left untreated, can radically alter the carrier's demeanor, to include any of the following: a complete devolution to child-like behavior, temper tantrums, and/or fits of narcissistic rage.

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Postby Lerodan Chinamerica » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:26 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:
Lerodan Chinamerica wrote:That's irrelevant, because she's not technically retarded. It would be a more obvious joke than deliberating taking a potshot at a politician's disabled child.


So, don't watch the show. Seems simple enough. If it's as offensive as you say, surely Maher will lose audience over it.

That's like saying 'a politician stated he doesn't like black people the other day, but I don't care because I didn't see him say it'. People have the right to criticise stuff.
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Postby The Grey Wolf » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:27 am

Ostroeuropa wrote:
The Grey Wolf wrote:
Irrelevant. Just because people find him funny doesn't justify mocking a five year old little boy just because of his disability. Mayer is supposed to be an adult.


He already has paid the price. People who think he sucks don't watch him.


No, not really. People probably still love him.

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Postby Ostroeuropa » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:27 am

Lerodan Chinamerica wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:
So, don't watch the show. Seems simple enough. If it's as offensive as you say, surely Maher will lose audience over it.

That's like saying 'a politician stated he doesn't like black people the other day, but I don't care because I didn't see him say it'. People have the right to criticise stuff.


Sure.
And if you decided not to vote for the guy, that's fine too.
But don't act like it's suprising that a comedian will tell an offensive joke. It happens all the time. A politician saying that would be extra-ordinary.
A comedian telling a bad joke? Very ordinary.
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A malady affecting a significant portion of the world's population wherein the afflicted will demand special treatment, conduct themselves with a ludicrous, unfounded sense of entitlement, and generally make the lives of everyone around them that much more miserable.

The danger of this disease is that the sufferers rarely, if ever, know that they have contracted it, and continue about their merry way under the assumption that EVERYONE ELSE is the problem.

This condition, if left untreated, can radically alter the carrier's demeanor, to include any of the following: a complete devolution to child-like behavior, temper tantrums, and/or fits of narcissistic rage.

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He sounds like a dumb Hans Teeuwen...

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Postby Tubbsalot » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:29 am

I have no idea who this is, but if he's a comedian, what did you expect? Have you ever seen a comedian before? Do you know what comedy is?

Are you a robot?

Lerodan Chinamerica wrote:
Ostroeuropa wrote:it was just a joke, get over it.

Typical liberal.

LOL more like LIEberals am i right??? more like LIE-COMMIES ROFL!!! GOOD ONE HA HA HAHA AH
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Postby Tubbsalot » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:31 am

The Grey Wolf wrote:Wonder what the reaction would've been if it had been one of Obama's precious little ones that Mayer mocked.

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