Skip to comments.State Department: 'Hold down the fort,' other common phrases could be offensive
Posted on 08/31/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT by onlylewis
Watch your mouth -- everyday phrases like "hold down the fort" and "rule of thumb" are potentially offensive bombshells. At least according to the State Department.
Chief Diversity Officer John Robinson penned a column in the department's latest edition of "State Magazine" advising readers on some rather obscure Ps and Qs.
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How about "bare face lie"
Nope that's not on the list because that would hit his boss obama.
"Run amok" , now that would fit just perfect in the obama admin.
"Pass the buck" now there is another good one for the el presidente.
I have one last offensive phrase for the obama admin "Turn a blind eye"
Because he turns away from all the destruction his class/race warfare is causing.
>> Chief Diversity Officer John Robinson
Now there’s a waste of taxpayer money... I wonder how much we’ll save when Romney fires this joker.
You know when someone has “diversity” in their title, they are getting paid money for doing nothing useful.
“Day late and a dollar short” offends Robert Reicchhhhhh.
“Chief Diversity Officer”
I’ll bet he is a real popular guy at work and on the cocktail circuit
Oh wait, can we say “cock”? Or “tail”? Won’t that offend the wymyn?
Isn’t “chief” an ethnically sensitive term to the red man?
And “officer” ......? Sounds entirely too military and we should remember how much Hillary and her birkenstock staffers loathe the mlitary
“You know when someone has diversity in their title, they are getting paid money for doing nothing useful.”
It should read,”...for doing something harmful”.
I believe the “rule of thumb” was actually a measurement used by medieval craftsmen. The use of rule of thumb as illustrated here has the stench of urban legend akin to the fallacy that was rife for some years that assaults on women increased during halftime on Super Bowl Sunday. Of course if I was the Chief Diversity officer of Foggy Bottom I’d have to come up with some way to justify my phony-baloney job!
Chief Diversity Officer ...at the State Department.
That says it all.
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nobody said they were smart, just diverse.
One of my reservists is the Director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for a Federal Agency. I have trouble not rolling my eyes whenever I read her title. Funny thing is, she’s eminently competent and a great JAG.
DUMB AS A SACK OF ROCKS!!
Personally I find any official govt use of the word “Diversity” offensive!
No, but "red man" or "redskin" is. Which is odd because American Indians don't have red skin....Well, they didn't until they painted themselves with red war paint.
While we're on the subject. “State” Department is racist. State — as in States Rights — as in Confederacy — as in Slavery!!!!!!
It implies that people like me, average white males, are insensitive.
It implies a hierarchical organization that will through official enforcement actions penalize me for a real or even just perceived lack of diversity.
I cannot help being the race I am. I cannot (modern medical techniques aside) help being my gender.
The very notion of a "chief diversity officer" is therefore through its implied stereotyping deeply offensive and hurtful to average white guys.
Goal is to create a mine field out there where heterosexual white people are uneasy and unsure. Anything they say or do may offend anyone - and offended is according to how whatever privileged minority perceives it.