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  •  Assuming you had good intentions (25+ / 0-)

    There are a number of terms in the common vernacular that this community has decided to eschew. Out of respect for our LGBT members we don't say "oh, that is sooo ghey!" Our female members, which  we all agree are too few in number, have requested refraining from calling anyone a "pussy" or asking that they "grow a pair". We know that some of our black members may even bandy around the "n word" among themselves in private, but we choose not to use it here, for (what I hope are) obvious reasons.

    So, now that you have been educated to community standards, you have an opportunity to edit your diary. All that hard work you put into it can be recovered if you come up with a different approach. Award him the "Biggest Waste of Oxygen" award or something and you'll be fine.

    However, since you have stubbornly refused to take this under advisement so far, I'd also suggest you delete this version, and start over; because any edit to this posting is going to include this lengthening thread of debate, and it does not reflect well on you.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 02:32:03 PM PDT

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    •  In Some Ways . . . (8+ / 0-)

      . . . people who insist on their absolute right to use terms that are unwelcome or offensive seem a little, to me, like those banned users at the Help Desk who fulminate about the first amendment. I went so far as to check, and found that our language offers a number of alternatives to Pragmatus' preferred term for "coward," most of which are much more clever and interesting. "Jellyfish" is fun to say (try it!); "dastard" sounds both gentlemanly and rude; and "poltroon" would annoy Boehner by forcing him to consult a dictionary. Pragmatus' choice is boring and a little childish by comparison.

      "Fortunately, our handsomest politicians came up with a cheap, last-minute way to combat global warming. We simply drop a giant ice cube into the ocean every now and then. Thus solving the problem once and for all." -- Futurama

      by IamGumby on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 05:15:08 PM PDT

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