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Little People Want to Ban Word ‘Midget’
CNS News . COM ^ | 7/6/09

Posted on 07/06/2009 4:28:50 PM PDT by llevrok

New York - Little people are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to ban the use of the word "midget" on broadcast TV.

The group Little People of America said Sunday the word is just as offensive as racial slurs.

The request was prompted by an April episode of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" that the group said was demeaning.

In the episode, contestants created a detergent ad called "Jesse James and the Midgets." The contestants, including Joan Rivers, suggested bathing little people in the detergent and hanging them to dry.

Calls to the FCC and "Celebrity Apprentice" host Donald Trump were not immediately answered Sunday. NBC Universal representatives didn't immediately respond to e-mail messages, and the telephone rang unanswered at their Los Angeles office


TOPICS: The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: bhofcc; hypersensitivity; midgets; prettysmallofem; slur
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1 posted on 07/06/2009 4:28:51 PM PDT by llevrok
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To: llevrok
Are you kidding me? *Holds one hand at waist level* I've had it up to here with midgets!
2 posted on 07/06/2009 4:31:03 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (Sarah Palin is not unemployed; she's a 'conservative community organizer')
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To: llevrok

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2286035/posts


3 posted on 07/06/2009 4:31:13 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: llevrok

It will only take a short while.


4 posted on 07/06/2009 4:31:28 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... the Anti-Reagan)
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To: llevrok

Curiously, midgets want to ban the term “little people”.


5 posted on 07/06/2009 4:31:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Too sick for words!)
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To: llevrok
The contestants, including Joan Rivers, suggested bathing little people in the detergent and hanging them to dry.
6 posted on 07/06/2009 4:31:46 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: llevrok
The group Little People of America

In another few years they'll find the phrase "little people" offensive and want it banned.

7 posted on 07/06/2009 4:32:10 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: llevrok
I heard this this morning and wondered what they would prefer. How about "shrimp"?

ML/NJ

8 posted on 07/06/2009 4:32:51 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: llevrok

Yeah, and I want them to ban the word Whitey, but they probably won’t!


9 posted on 07/06/2009 4:32:53 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

I want them to ban the word cracker on the boxes and start calling them “butter crisps.”


10 posted on 07/06/2009 4:34:24 PM PDT by I Hate Obama (Don't Blame Me I Voted For Paris Hilton)
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To: llevrok

Now I have the Randy Newman song “Short People” stuck in my head!


11 posted on 07/06/2009 4:34:39 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Mr. Mojo

“Short people got no reason.....Grubby little hands grubby little feet.......Grubby little cars that go beep beep beep”
Great tune....Ban Randy Neuman


12 posted on 07/06/2009 4:34:53 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: llevrok

South Park.


13 posted on 07/06/2009 4:35:29 PM PDT by djsherin (Government is essentially the negation of liberty.)
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To: llevrok
Little People Want to Ban Word ‘Midget’
When asked about their understanding of the First Amendment, they said very little. Little people indeed.
14 posted on 07/06/2009 4:35:48 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: llevrok

Sounds like someone’s self-confidence is dwarfed by their insecurity.


15 posted on 07/06/2009 4:36:35 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: llevrok

I would rather be called a Midget then little person. Why not vertically challenged? Either way, its who you are..there’s no nice way of putting it into words when a person has been born with a rare height and is sensitive about it. You’ll take offense no matter what they call you even if you are politically correct.


16 posted on 07/06/2009 4:36:40 PM PDT by The Original Pissant
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To: llevrok

Just when you thought things could not get any more absurd, another day dawns and it does.


17 posted on 07/06/2009 4:36:55 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: The Original Pissant

Well I see this thread has no shortage of puns ...


18 posted on 07/06/2009 4:38:13 PM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... the Anti-Reagan)
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To: llevrok
But then the song won't rhyme anymore?
19 posted on 07/06/2009 4:38:36 PM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: rrrod

There you go ...


20 posted on 07/06/2009 4:38:44 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Seaman Recruit Anoreth broke her foot. Prayers requested!)
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To: TheWasteLand

I think of that silly old song -—Short people got no reason etc etc etc


21 posted on 07/06/2009 4:39:15 PM PDT by BeerLover NYC
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To: llevrok

Jumbo Shrimp.


22 posted on 07/06/2009 4:39:28 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: llevrok

All the elevator Buttons
Oh so Incredibly High
I stand today for the midget
Half the size of a regular Guy

Let Me Hold You Little Man
As the parade passes by
Let Me Hold You Little man
We’ll make believe you can fly

You shout for me to put you down
But I’m marching today for your cause
I’m bangin’ the drum
Your big day will come
When they remake the wizard of Oz

Let Me Hold You Midget Man
We’ll pretend that you’re flyin in space
Let Me Hold You Little Man
So the dog will stop licking your face

Little Shoes, Little Pants
Little Song, Little Dance
Little Heart, Little Mind
But your rights are as big as mine

Na, Na-Na-Na, Na-Na-Na-Na
Na-Na Na Na-Na Na Na
Thank God I’m Tall
I won’t let you fall
We’re all midget, one and for all
Thank God I’m Tall
I won’t let you fall
We’re all midget, and some are just small

Stand Up For The Little People!


23 posted on 07/06/2009 4:39:28 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: llevrok
Little People Want to Ban Word ‘Midget’

How niggardly of them.

24 posted on 07/06/2009 4:40:11 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: clamper1797

(:


25 posted on 07/06/2009 4:41:58 PM PDT by The Original Pissant
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To: llevrok

I am planning a response. I will post it shortly.


26 posted on 07/06/2009 4:43:43 PM PDT by alarm rider (My tagline is on vacation.)
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To: llevrok

Theirs is not a weighty argument.


27 posted on 07/06/2009 4:46:17 PM PDT by matt1234
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To: llevrok

Actually, there aren’t any “midgets” any more- at least not in the States. It’s a condition that can be easily cured. Now, dwarfism, is another matter.


28 posted on 07/06/2009 4:48:07 PM PDT by Krankor ("Quit talking about the eight men, or there's gonna be nine.")
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To: llevrok

Seems rather short-sighted, perhaps even small of them.


29 posted on 07/06/2009 4:48:50 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: llevrok

In the long tradition of banning words, because the word itself is a problem, not what it means.


30 posted on 07/06/2009 4:50:53 PM PDT by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: llevrok

To quote Neal Boortz, the vote will probably “fall short” of a majority...

Mark


31 posted on 07/06/2009 4:52:58 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: I Hate Obama

Yeah, what are we anyway, a bunch of crackers?


32 posted on 07/06/2009 4:53:01 PM PDT by calex59
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To: llevrok
Dwarf church serves under-privileged
33 posted on 07/06/2009 4:54:38 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Luther's phrase "faith alone" is true, if it is not opposed to faith in charity, in love" - BXVI)
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To: calex59

34 posted on 07/06/2009 4:54:55 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: llevrok
"I'm tired of living with a g--damned (you-know-what)"
-Ava Gardner-
(explaining to Micky Rooney why she was divorcing him)

(I suppose they have a point.)

(I can't keep all the politically correct terms straight. Especially since they keep changing. Do you suppose we could just refer to all of them as "you-know-whats"?) (or something like that?)

35 posted on 07/06/2009 4:56:35 PM PDT by Savage Beast ("Liberalism" is a psychosis. Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat.)
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To: t1b8zs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NvgLkuEtkA

Definitely a great little song.


36 posted on 07/06/2009 4:58:17 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: llevrok
Little People Want to Ban Word ‘Midget’

The headline could use a bit of work.

My suggestion:

Midgets Want to Ban Word ‘Midget’

37 posted on 07/06/2009 5:03:14 PM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: MaxMax

Yeah, resembles some people I know!


38 posted on 07/06/2009 5:05:14 PM PDT by calex59
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To: The Electrician
The headline could use a bit of work.

We need some one to take short hand for that discussion.

39 posted on 07/06/2009 5:07:17 PM PDT by llevrok (A feral conservative in my own land.)
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To: llevrok

If not “midget” then what? Untall?


40 posted on 07/06/2009 5:10:35 PM PDT by quintr
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To: llevrok

midget,midget,midget,midget,midget,midget,

midget,midget,midget,midget,midget,midget,midget,midget,midget,midget,
midget,midget,


41 posted on 07/06/2009 5:11:59 PM PDT by 9422WMR (When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away.)
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To: llevrok
There are at least two episodes of "The Odd COuple" where midgets play a central role. In one, Felix the photographer says, "Everyone smile and say midget!" to a midget family getting a portrait.

In another, Felix and Oscar get can't miss tips from "a midget named Harry."
42 posted on 07/06/2009 5:16:12 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (we also have the duty to avoid prostituting our Catholic identity by appeals to phony dialogue)
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To: llevrok

I used to live next to a manufacturing outfit that made midgets.

Had a small distribution network, used short haul truckers.


43 posted on 07/06/2009 5:16:23 PM PDT by Eddie01 (I'd run for congress if I wasn't afraid my family would be destroyed.)
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To: ml/nj

“fun size”


44 posted on 07/06/2009 5:19:34 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Obama denounces illegal coup, demands democratically elected Alaska Governor be restored to office)
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To: Krankor

Midgets lack a proper amount of human growth hormone (HGH) (IIRC), because HGH is easily produced and administered, there is no reason for anyone (in the advanced world) to have to be a midget if they don’t want to be.

Dwarfism is caused (IIRC) by a defect in a bone elongation gene. This is not as easily produced and administered as a dwarf is born as a dwarf; while a midget just fails to develop proper human growth without the application of HGH (by nature or medical administration).


45 posted on 07/06/2009 5:22:02 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: Oztrich Boy
You have BY FAR the best response EVER.

In fact, if I was either a dwarf or a midget I would HAVE to wear a “FUN SIZE” T-shirt nearly EVERYWHERE; and look for women who had heard of Toulouse le Trek. ;)

46 posted on 07/06/2009 5:23:17 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: t1b8zs

I would LOVE to ban Randy Neuman but dear God Disney just keeps using him over and over and over with the same damn tune over and over and over until I want to bash my short people brains in!


47 posted on 07/06/2009 5:26:43 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out)
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To: llevrok

MIDGET!

MIDGET MIDGET MIDGET!


48 posted on 07/06/2009 5:27:09 PM PDT by musicbymuzak
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To: llevrok

Are they going to hold a fake funeral with a little casket?? I just want to know are they supported by the Lollipop Guild????


49 posted on 07/06/2009 5:32:51 PM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: llevrok

Who was that comic who was corrected for using the word “midget” when the correct word was “dwarf?”

Oh ... excuse me! Midgets are little people with proportionally correct physical features. A dwarf has flippers where his arms should be!


50 posted on 07/06/2009 5:38:26 PM PDT by Daniel II
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