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Sen. Sherrod Brown denounces ‘niggardly’ colleagues
http://dailycaller.com ^ | 3/15/2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/15/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT by BO Stinkss

niggardly: Not generous; stingy (adjective/adverb)

It’s a word that has caused job-ending consequences in the past for politicians and others in the public eye because of its similarities to a racial slur.

However, that didn’t deter Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown from using it during an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show” on Thursday, to describe how he thought some of his colleagues were acting toward veterans.

“Of course we’re falling short,” he said. “There are people, as you know Matt, in this Congress who will always send a blank check when it comes to spending money on defense or war, but are a little more niggardly, if you will, on spending money on the actual veterans when they come home. And that means we don’t greet them well enough in terms of getting them the right testing when they’re back in Conshocken, Cleveland or Lime, Ohio.”

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Democrat said it - nothing to see here folks....keep moving
1 posted on 03/15/2012 5:08:37 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

As a native Southern California boy and conservative Republican, I’m especially proud to say I’m a Niggard With Attitude.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 5:10:39 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Let’s see, I know a popular local radio station in Columbus that will mention it and He goes on it time to time. Anyone else want to join me in e-mailing http://www.610wtvn.com/main.html
Thanks, I missed this, thank God for Freeper!
Love to see this rat bs go down.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 5:20:53 PM PDT by Jahoohio
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BO Stinkss.


4 posted on 03/15/2012 5:27:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.)
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To: Jahoohio

Sent it to
Joel Riley - Mornings email


5 posted on 03/15/2012 5:28:38 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss
I remember back in the late 70s when a very liberal professor used the term niggardly in a lecture and caught all kinds of hell from his easily offended minority protected class scholars, demonstrating clearly that they didn't have the slightest knowledge of what that term meant. Still and all, he burst into relentless apologies for being insensitive instead of telling the idiots to use their dictionary (if they even had one).
6 posted on 03/15/2012 5:35:14 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: BO Stinkss

Read what happens when an NC teacher uses the word.

“Deputy Superintendent Norm Shearin reiterated that Ms. Bell made a bad decision when she taught her students the word “niggardly.” It was an inappropriate word to teach children at that grade level, he said.”

“... Tannis Nelson, president of the N.C. Parent-Teacher Association and a New Hanover County resident, ... added that this incident shows the need for effective diversity and sensitivity training throughout the school system. “Incidents such as this can polarize the community,” Mrs. Nelson said. “We can’t allow that to happen. This can be captured as a teachable moment, and we can learn from it.”

http://www.adversity.net/special/niggardly_again.htm


7 posted on 03/15/2012 5:39:27 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: BO Stinkss

Done


8 posted on 03/15/2012 5:41:49 PM PDT by Jahoohio
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To: BO Stinkss

Sen Brown used the word properly. That being said, we all know what would happen if he were a Republican.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 5:47:30 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: BO Stinkss

He used a perfectly good word correctly. “Niggardly” has no relation whatsoever to that other word. I know others have gotten into trouble for using it, but why bow to ignorance?


10 posted on 03/15/2012 5:50:26 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

> “Niggardly” has no relation whatsoever to that other word.

Actually it does. They both share the same etymology.
While niggardly means “cheap” past frugal, nigg#r in the common context means “An unclean person” and was pretty common Pre Anti-Bellum.

Like the word “gay,” they have corrupted a fine word for crass political purposes.

Class & Racial warfare at its finest...


11 posted on 03/15/2012 6:05:50 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: BO Stinkss

Several years ago:
“There is absolutely nothing wrong with using the word ‘niggardly’”. Rush Limbaugh

Rush caught hell for a month.


12 posted on 03/15/2012 6:13:42 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
> ...why bow to ignorance?

Peer pressure?

Habit?

Tradition?

/s

13 posted on 03/15/2012 6:18:59 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: BO Stinkss

A few years ago in the vaunted WDC school system a teacher used the term and was fired after a chorus of people saying they were disrespected. The idiots didn’t know what the word meaned. The school board apparently didn’t care. Losers.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 6:21:11 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BO Stinkss

I smell a campaign commercial...


15 posted on 03/15/2012 6:51:21 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: hal ogen

My favorite is “black hole”. http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2008/07/dallas-county-meeting-turns-ra.html


16 posted on 03/15/2012 6:58:15 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

FYI


17 posted on 03/15/2012 7:14:58 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: bill1952

I was going by this:

“Niggardly,” from the Old Norse “nigla” to fuss about small matters; petty; unimportant. The other word is from the Latin “niger” : black or dark.

So a niggardly person would be a niggard, not the other word.

What you refer to might be a corruption or confusion of the words. I have seen “n*gger” in old American literature used by whites to refer to themselves; kind of like “sumbitch” used affectionately.

Brown and other public speakers would do wel to stick with “stingy.”. : )


18 posted on 03/15/2012 7:18:41 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: Whenifhow; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...
Special thanks to Whenifhow for the ping.

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both LasVegasDave and Flutters.

19 posted on 03/16/2012 5:40:32 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("All 57 states must stand together and defeat O-bozo. VOTE HIM OUT!!")
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To: BO Stinkss

As if it’s Sherrod Brown’s money to give away to begin with.


20 posted on 03/16/2012 5:42:58 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (they all stink)
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To: BO Stinkss

Did they mean Coshocton and Lima?


21 posted on 03/16/2012 9:23:55 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: BO Stinkss

I’m sniggering over his “niggardly” remarks.


22 posted on 03/16/2012 10:36:30 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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