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  •  • Yup, you can still get fired in 29 states (5+ / 0-)

    for being gay, and evidently some places for being homo sapien. and having a neaderthal for a boss.

    "You have no respect for excessive authority or obsolete traditions. You're dangerous and depraved, and you ought to be taken outside and shot!" - Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

    by rambler american on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 11:04:49 AM PDT

    •  I read about that yesterday. Reminded me of (3+ / 0-)
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      mjbleo, Maudlin, rambler american

      the poor Canadian working for the D.C. government a few years ago accused of racism for using the word "niggardly" to describe funding for a program.  I think the complainant argued that even if the word wasn't racist she was upset because it sounded racist and he ought to have realized that people could be upset.  

      Might have held water as an argument if he'd been from South Carolina.  But we Canadians mostly don't hear those dog whistles.  

      We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

      by Observerinvancouver on Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 02:10:17 PM PDT

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