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  •  I love this comment! (3+ / 0-)
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    ArkDem14, Shifty18, VirginiaJeff

    I mean are you really saying that Tebow has no worth if he doesn't get drafted in the first round?  That he should have been aborted?

    Is this what we've come to?  Caring more about the abortion than the actual right of a woman to choose her reproductive destiny?

    What's next?  Posters of disabled kids who you think should have been aborted?

    Yet another example on why the left gets played by the right...effectively.  The best response to the FoF ad should have been a shrug and a nice statement like "we are happy that Ms. Tebow was able to exercise the choice to give birth to Tim Tebow."

    But of course we had to go off half cocked and start making judgements before we ever even saw the ad.

    ...and we looked like reactionary chumps.

    •  It was a tongue-in-cheek comment (1+ / 0-)
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      And No. I don't believe disabled people need to be aborted.
      The joke was about Tebow's expected value in the draft, not on disabled people.
      I only believe that Republicans should be aborted.
      That was also tongue-in-cheek.
      Keep your panties on straight.

      Only future Dallas Cowboys players should be aborted.

      Oh gee.
      There I go again.

    •  Uh. That's not what he was saying (1+ / 0-)
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      Maybe you just missed the joke?
      The comment was clearly black humor (with a touch of satire).

      I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you just missed the commenter's point and not "go off half-cocked," calling you out for being a Concern Troll from some Right Wing Web site.

      •  Ummm, that is exactly what he said (0+ / 0-)

        he admitted that is what he said...

        He just said it was a joke.

        Ok, it's a bad in not funny.  I guess I never got the "you should have been aborted" humor.

        •  Had he said, "Take my wife... please!" (2+ / 0-)
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          wbramh, tardis10

          would you have taken that comment literally?

          In fact, I thought it was a reasonably funny comment, especially knowing the rumors about Tebow's low chances in the upcoming draft. Pehaps it is less obvious to a non-fan, but after re-reading the comment, I fully believe the attempt at humor was extremely clear.

          A bad joke? Perhaps, but there was nothing nasty or mean spirited about it - nothing more than a locker room cut at Tebow.  I'm sure Tim Tebow has heard worse, and even as a 3rd or 4th round pick, he'll still be laughing all the way to the bank. So you can't feel sorry for Tebow, either. If you do, then you are really taking this non-issue too far.

          Was it high-end Letterman material?
          That's subjective.
          But I found nothing offensive in either the point or the construction.
          We can assume the commenter is probably not a professional comic - just going for a moment of levity and not moral hate-mongering.
          I'm old enough to remember when people could make far worse (and less obvious) jokes without the PC Police descending on them.
          I am fairly certain you just heard one thing when he was commenting on something quite different.

          And speaking of Letterman, Letterman never suggested that Sarah Palin's daughter should be gang-raped by the New York Yankee infield - no matter what Palin claimed. Palin's public (and running) condemnation of Letterman was ludicrous, and far more mean-spirited than Letterman's original joke.  As for Palin's choice of reactions, IMO, she is a serial liar and knew she was stirring a fraudulent hornet's nest. That's what she does so well.
          As a person who finds rape unfunny, and as a one-time mother of a teen girl, I thought Letterman's joke was funny - and quite clearly NOT a rape joke.

          If it is still not clear that the commenter's intent was innocent - trust me and simply drop it.

          You'll both be happier for it.

          •  Thank you for being the adult. (2+ / 0-)
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            crose, barbara318

            I for one will take your advice and "drop it."
            It's unfairly deviating from the diarist's focus, and that's not fair to the diarist (and a very good diary).
            If the attack continues, it wilI have no response.

            And my sincere apologies to the diarist for contributing to the interruption.
            Your diary deserves better.

            •  Thank you (1+ / 0-)
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              I saw your accidental guilty response.
              Now that was funny, even though it was unintentional since the commenter was not directing his comment at you. Still, a civilized thought on your part. Kudos for that.

              And I agree with you, it's easy to screw up the dialogue on a good diary by being side-tracked.
              You did the adult thing and I commend you for it.

              I'm sure the diarist does, too.

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