March 19th, 2012

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The War on Language Continues

Paula Smith, seller of an anti-Obama bumper-sticker that invokes the word "Nigger": According to the dictionary [the N word] does not mean black. It means a low down, lazy, sorry, low down person. That’s what the N word means.

Well, after all, “torture” has been redefined. The right wing drive to redefine “racist” has not been quite so successful, though they have managed to raise the bar for calling someone a “racist” about as high as the bar for publicly accusing someone of homicide. It’s inevitable, I guess, that, flush with this progress, racists start batting around their venerable and beloved word “nigger” in an attempt to rehabilitate it. In this case, it’s a woman whose website is selling a bumpersticker that reads, “2012: Don’t Re-Nig!”

Ha! Ha! Don’t re-NIG! Get it?

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A few questions on NDRP, if I may?

I really don't know what to make of this. The "news" broke the other day, and some say it's mere fear-mongering and no news really, but meanwhile it's been all over the blogosphere, with some really interesting questions asked that I don't have answers for myself. And I'm getting confused, given all the contradictory messages that I'm getting. So, in a nutshell:

Exhibit 1:
Obama’s Executive Order: National Defense Resources Preparedness (for Mass Arrests?)

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