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Dr. Laura Schlessinger In Hot Water, Again ("N" Word)
San Diego dot com ^ | 8/12/10 | Ron Donoho

Posted on 08/13/2010 8:24:20 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Former San Diego radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger finds herself in yet another pot of hot water. Yesterday on her national radio program, the outspoken host made what many are labeling racist remarks, and repeatedly used the “n”-word.

Her words: "Black guys use it all the time. Turn on HBO and listen to a black comic, and all you hear is nigger, nigger, nigger. I don't get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing. But when black people say it, it's affectionate."

Later, the on-air discussion with a caller identified as a black woman went like this:CALLER: “Is it OK to say that word? Is it ever OK to say that word?”

DR. LAURA: “It depends how it's said. Black guys talking to each other seem to think it's okay.”

CALLER: “But you're not black, they're not black, my husband is white.”

DR. LAURA: “Oh, I see, so a word is restricted to race. Got it. Can't do much about that.”

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Laura later apologized for using the word.
1 posted on 08/13/2010 8:24:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

She made a good point. If it’s a bad word, it’s wrong for ANYONE to use it. The double standard is ridiculous.


2 posted on 08/13/2010 8:26:05 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: SoFloFreeper

If she is going to try an make an issue of this, she will lose.


3 posted on 08/13/2010 8:26:37 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I haven’t respected the Dr. for a while since she caved to the Homosexual bullies but she is right on this and the way she said it wasn’t racist at all.


4 posted on 08/13/2010 8:26:47 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Apology or not... it is just a word and if the black race wants to use it then it is part of American discourse. There are no uber rights of speech due to skin color... even though activists want there to be. Personally... as a cracker... I could care less what anyone calls me.

LLS


5 posted on 08/13/2010 8:27:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You see, dear White reader, it’s OK for Blacks to call each other the word. Then the word is a term of affection, because, as you are supposed to know, Blacks are never racist. However, dear White reader, the word is a trap for you. The same word that was a term of affection is now magically transformed into a racist, hate-filled word! It’s because, as you are supposed to know, ALL Whites are racist even if they aren’t. If you even QUOTE the word, you are racist.

Maybe this is because the people yelling and screaming don’t really know what “quote” means, and just hear a White saying it, and see an opportunity to get some more points on their race card.


6 posted on 08/13/2010 8:29:13 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She should not have apologized. She was discussing a double-standard and her apology emphasizes that hypocrisy.


7 posted on 08/13/2010 8:29:16 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: Michael.SF.

What is going to happen someday is that all this PC crap is going to be swept away because someday enough people are going blow their collective tops at the pc crowd and their political enablers and wipe them from the face of the earth.


8 posted on 08/13/2010 8:29:17 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is complete BS.


9 posted on 08/13/2010 8:29:38 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Jemian

“Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness.”


10 posted on 08/13/2010 8:30:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Same goes with the word “fag”. I would never use it, but my gay hairdresser uses it the same way blacks throw around the “n” word....as a term of endearment.

In my book (which is a little dated), a fag was a cigarette.


11 posted on 08/13/2010 8:30:37 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Jedidah

She did nothing wrong. As to it being a “bad word,” it’s a word — like “honky,” “cracker,” or Sherrod’s “their own kind.” If you don’t like it, don’t use it. But, there are people who fit the description — and Americans have a constitutional right to Free Speech. It’s time for all of us to stop living in dread of the negro’s money-making “racist” smears. I’ll use the word anytime I wish if I consider it appropriate to those I am referencing.


12 posted on 08/13/2010 8:31:14 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: SoFloFreeper

Just the fact that she’s in “hot water” proves the point of what she said. I wish she hadn’t apologized. It’s really time for those falsely accused of being racist to stop groveling. That’s the only way this nonsense will ever stop.


13 posted on 08/13/2010 8:31:44 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

With red hair, I have been called many names such as “red”, “Carrot top”, “little Red” all my life. I guess I should really push for no one to be able to use these words. (sic)


14 posted on 08/13/2010 8:31:44 AM PDT by maeng ( l)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If black folks didn’t use that word it would have fallen into the ashbin of linguistic history by now.


15 posted on 08/13/2010 8:31:50 AM PDT by Dayman
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To: SoFloFreeper
I haven't heard Dr laura on the radio in the longest time. I simply do not find any radio stations carrying her anymore. Used to be you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing her.

I was never a really big fan of her show. Just didn't find it that interesting

16 posted on 08/13/2010 8:32:11 AM PDT by big black dog
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To: SoFloFreeper
Why appologize? Just because the politically-correct, vote-seeking politicians have CREATED the rule, it doesn't matter if you are called "whitey", "redneck", "cracker", etc., but some guilt-ridden, "sensitive", "diversity seeking", pandering, patronizing fools have made a RELIGION out of making sure certain voting blocks are not "offended" by words.....and use it as an excuse to redistribute your earnings to the "offended" party, and thus ensure the handouts are un-ending and dependable.

Unfortunately, those offended by mere words are the bottom of the gene pool, un-educated, and/or, educated in the Liberal teachings of their masters and unable to fend for themselves without assistance....

Unless, of course, you understand that there are dollars to be made by exploiting free speech......

17 posted on 08/13/2010 8:32:58 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Richard Prior and Chevy Chase in "Word Association."

http://www.hulu.com/watch/1477/saturday-night-live-word-association

18 posted on 08/13/2010 8:33:18 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: dfwgator
“Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness.”

Bump.


19 posted on 08/13/2010 8:33:37 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Agreed. Call me whatever you wish, just don’t call me late for supper.


20 posted on 08/13/2010 8:33:37 AM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: dfwgator

It’s not okay for me to say the “N” word, even when discussing the use of the “N” word, but I can make a HIP-HOP record and video shouting the “N” word and other vulgarities and sell millions of them and nobody says a thing..............


21 posted on 08/13/2010 8:33:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Couldn't happen to a nicer gal. She likes to share how incredibly smart she is, however, anyone with an ounce of common sense would have known how to make her point in a less offensive manner.

She did not hear what this caller's was saying, she chose to go off on tangent about the "N" word and did not address the caller concern at all. She made her point and now she looks like a jerk. If she had seen her caller as a person in pain asking for help, instead of trying to display her "smarts" she would not be in this position.

22 posted on 08/13/2010 8:33:41 AM PDT by foolscap
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To: SoFloFreeper

Your mistake was APOLOGIZING, Laura!!!


23 posted on 08/13/2010 8:34:26 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: hampdenkid
Wow....I responded before I read your post.

You are spot-on, as speech is now forbidden just because some vote-panderers decided they could keep people at their mercy/dependence by doing so.

A lot of Lawyers live off the designations of offensive words/acts, which is just another "follow the money" operation.

24 posted on 08/13/2010 8:35:19 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

People apologizing when they are right is like paying the kidnapper ransom.

One victim pays and then the kidnappers multiply.


25 posted on 08/13/2010 8:35:28 AM PDT by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism)
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To: maeng

You get it! Thanks for the post!

LLS


26 posted on 08/13/2010 8:35:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Maelstorm
I didn't say anything about the porn pictures she took.

I "wondered" when they found her mother dead in a crappy apartment not far from her luxurious Beverly Hills. note: Even I know you are supposed to take care of mom. (Don't need a Dr. to know that)

Then she did some other stuff, I can't recall. (was Jewish, wasn't Jewish, etc.)

now she's a rapper.

Come on Laura, retire already.

27 posted on 08/13/2010 8:35:44 AM PDT by Selmore (Except for ending Slavery, Facism, Communism, and Nazism, War never has accomplished anything)
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To: SouthTexas

:-)!

LLS


28 posted on 08/13/2010 8:35:59 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Dayman
Is it okay to read Hucklebery Finn anymore? (I had to read it TWICE in school: once in 8th grade and once in 11th grade.)

ML/NJ

29 posted on 08/13/2010 8:36:53 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: SoFloFreeper

What ever happened to “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me”?

I don’t give a damn what anyone calls me unless it’s coming from someone I care for. Then I know something is wrong. Other than that, it’s just words.


30 posted on 08/13/2010 8:37:23 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: SoFloFreeper
My (white) son worked for a black boss and heard that all the time among the other blacks. Evidently there's some hierarchy/tension between the mixed bloods ("high-yallers") and the "purebreds" (their terms). On a couple of occasions the boss put his arm around my boy's shoulder and said "This boy is my niggah!" and everyone thought it was funny. Evidently there are nuances to the "N-word" (cough).

I'd love to be in a position to tell some black people "I sometimes use the 'N'-word when describing a few people." After they go flash the Race card and go ballistic, I'd xpand by saying "'N'-words like "Nitwit" or "Nincompoop".

31 posted on 08/13/2010 8:37:37 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I agree with her point.

And IMO, the n word, is more a description of the way a person behaves and that persons attitude, than it is based on the color of ones skin.


32 posted on 08/13/2010 8:37:53 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good point by Laura. If cracker, honkey and other other ethnic slur is OK, what should any group be off limits? I think we are approaching the point when it will again be OK to say anything you damn well please as the racist charge is so overused it not longer registers or has an impact.


33 posted on 08/13/2010 8:38:16 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: JudyinCanada
In my book (which is a little dated), a fag was a cigarette.

And nowadays, both the words "fag" and "cigarette" are considered to be "offensive."

34 posted on 08/13/2010 8:38:17 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Yo-Yo

I thought of that same sketch myself.....that was probably the greatest SNL episode of all time.


35 posted on 08/13/2010 8:38:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Only Lenny Bruce could straighten this out...


36 posted on 08/13/2010 8:39:26 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: WashingtonSource

Why don’t white people go around calling each other “crackers.”


37 posted on 08/13/2010 8:39:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jedidah

to go DR Laura!! Unlike Obama I’d say she has a set of cajones (hope I spelled that correctly. She made a very good point and got it across.

BTW I don’t think you could see them in any of her pics.


38 posted on 08/13/2010 8:39:43 AM PDT by Dadofmany
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To: SoFloFreeper

But using “white nigger” is ok. And what about cracker, honky?


39 posted on 08/13/2010 8:39:59 AM PDT by Rannug ("When you make peaceful protest impossible, you make violent protest inevitable." JFK)
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To: Dayman

I had a conversation with a black friend about this very thing. I asked him if the ‘N’ word is vulgar/racist? He said that when it comes from whites it is. I said, well if it’s so vulgar and blacks get upset about it and if whites say it, why do blacks continue to use the word? He said because they use it, they’ve turn it from a word of slander to a word of empowerment. I looked at him and when, ‘Huh?’. I told him that there is strong evidence to suggest that if it wasn’t for blacks constantly using the word and ‘reminding’ people of it, that the word would have disappeared into history long ago. Blacks need to realize that by ‘empowering themselves’, they shoulder a greater responsibility for this word still being around. My 10 year old nephew would doubtless never have known about this word if he hadn’t heard it accidentally while watching a black rap video and then asking my sister about it.


40 posted on 08/13/2010 8:39:59 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

If I have heard the n-word 1000 times in my life, 998 of the times it was from a black.


41 posted on 08/13/2010 8:40:28 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Bush: Mission Accomplished. Obama: Commission Accomplished.)
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To: dfwgator

Because our “race” is not an issue in our everyday life.
No one has told us for generations that it should be our focus.


42 posted on 08/13/2010 8:40:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Maelstorm

From your fingers to Gods ears! ;)


43 posted on 08/13/2010 8:40:56 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Until my black neighbor got married and settled down he used to be on his cell phone outside frequently and spoke loudly. He spoke a strange ghetto language that I was only able to describe as “niggamofo”, based on the most common words he used in every conversation.

He is actually a great neigbor and has given me help a few times, but I am so glad wifey has calmed him down and I don’t hear that talk anymore.


44 posted on 08/13/2010 8:42:47 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: SoFloFreeper

ROTFSMAO!


45 posted on 08/13/2010 8:43:22 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Look using the N- word is like guys that use Mother F-—er, if their tight friends out drinking it can be affection, you call a someone you don’t know the your going to get a black eye


46 posted on 08/13/2010 8:44:04 AM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ve used it all my life and I don’t give a damn what anyone thinks!


47 posted on 08/13/2010 8:44:16 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: SoFloFreeper

The F-word is wrong, but I can use it with impunity, because I’m a whore.


48 posted on 08/13/2010 8:44:40 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It is an offensive word/term, meant to shock. That’s why rappers, comedians, etc. use it. It is unlikely it will ever cease to be an offensive word. Although if over-used enough it can take the sting out of it. Just look at “racist” — it has become almost funny, a badge of honor even, to be called racist by a ‘lib. Means they really have run out of useful debating points...


49 posted on 08/13/2010 8:44:46 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: Michael.SF.

“If she is going to try an make an issue of this, she will lose.”

She did try to make an issue out of it, and what she said makes sense. But she has already lost.


50 posted on 08/13/2010 8:45:14 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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