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Seattle To Ban ‘Potentially Offensive’ Words Like ‘Brown Bag’ And ‘Citizen’
Fox Nation ^ | August 3, 2013 | Myles Collier,?

Posted on 08/04/2013 9:28:41 AM PDT by yoe

Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions.

KOMO-TV reports that the city's Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Vermont; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: democrats; liberalism; liberallunacy; liberals; nutcasecity; pc
In an interview with Seattle's KIRO Radio, Bronstein said the term "brown bag" has been used historically as a way to judge skin color....On Whaaaat planet?

These are dangerous people...just wait until they start witch hunts for the Anti-Politically Correct...it won't be long!

1 posted on 08/04/2013 9:28:41 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Kissing the ass of perverts and moral reprobates.

It won’t end well.


2 posted on 08/04/2013 10:17:15 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: yoe

Too many politicians doing too many recreational drugs.


3 posted on 08/04/2013 10:29:54 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is just commie DemocRAT code for genocide.)
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To: yoe

I have never in my entire life heard that term used to refer to anything but a paper grocery or sandwich bag. These people are insane. And they’re getting paid way to much if they have enough free time to sit around indulging their fantasies.


4 posted on 08/04/2013 10:33:01 AM PDT by livius
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To: yoe

Please add the word: “Seattle” to the list of offensive words that ought to be banned. Whenever I hear that word it personally offends me. I can add to the list even further: New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Obama, Chicago, Rahm Emmanuel, Pelosi.


5 posted on 08/04/2013 11:08:05 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: yoe
For a while, there was an effort to ban the word Dixie as a racist word.

Now, I wonder if Seattle will ban the word, Cracker?

6 posted on 08/04/2013 11:17:02 AM PDT by blam
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To: yoe
On Whaaaat planet?

On Black Racism planet. See, the offensive nature of the humble grocery sack originates in the alleged practices of African-American fraternities, sororities, churches and social clubs of the past century. Paper bags were supposedly used as a measure to determine whether potential members were light-skinned enough to be socially acceptable.

It was a dead practice, pretty much forgotten until some black writer mentioned it in a book. You'd think they'd just let it be, but nooo - they've gotta pick that scab.

7 posted on 08/04/2013 11:21:13 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: yoe

I find “progressive” very offensive. Stupid, too.


8 posted on 08/04/2013 11:45:14 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: livius
These people are insane.

It's insane because government at all levels has been infiltrated and taken over by insane evil controlling lunatics...

I wish this were just an exaggeration on my part. But it's not. This is no joke.

9 posted on 08/04/2013 11:57:49 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Jack Hammer

I have one offensive word in my home: OBAMA.


10 posted on 08/04/2013 12:53:37 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: yoe

11 posted on 08/04/2013 1:07:27 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: yoe

People who actually think up this stuff are mentally unstable.


12 posted on 08/04/2013 1:25:36 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: yoe

...doesn’t the 1st Amendment prohibit this type of stuff?


13 posted on 08/04/2013 1:30:43 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: bergmeid
I find “progressive” very offensive. Stupid, too.

Progressives are the ones who tell is that a progressive income tax is ok, because it's progressive, I guess (soak the rich!). On the other hand, a flat tax is regressive, because some how the lower income folks paying the same rate as higher income folks is unfair.

Makes sense to me, but only while I'm vacationing in Bizarro World.

14 posted on 08/04/2013 1:34:00 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator
The first time I was left literally speechless because of a Liberal was in college in the 1970s. I had a philosophy professor who was very Liberal. I forget the exact nature of the class, but tax schemes came up and his emphasis was on fairness. You had to treat everyone equally. If it's not fair, it's not Just. And that's why picking and choosing and taxing rich people more than poor people is the only sensible way to design a tax policy.

I laughed out loud. Then I realized he was serious. And I was totally speechless.

15 posted on 08/04/2013 1:42:06 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: yoe

If they think brown bag is bad, they have no idea what we call THEM behind their backs.


16 posted on 08/04/2013 1:56:18 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: yoe

How about some substitute words then...like instead of brown bag, how about “cheap, high alcohol beverage enclosure”. And replacing ‘citizen’ is easy...’comrade’.


17 posted on 08/04/2013 2:00:42 PM PDT by Spok
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To: yoe

I find progressives offensive, I find their ideas highly offensive, someone spray Raid on them so these bugs will die.


18 posted on 08/04/2013 2:33:28 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Ted Cruz is my senator)
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To: veritas2002

Remember when they tried to deem “Chicago” a racist term?


19 posted on 08/04/2013 2:35:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: yoe

Clearly, Seattle needs a new anti-plastic, pro-environment, special interest group, a non-profit registered with the friendly IRS, Citizens for Brown Bagging.


20 posted on 08/04/2013 3:46:34 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: livius

They are getting paid too much if they are getting paid...


21 posted on 08/04/2013 3:48:29 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: yoe

Lunatics Rule!


22 posted on 08/04/2013 3:49:18 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: dragnet2

“...These people are insane.
It’s insane because government at all levels has been infiltrated and taken over by insane evil controlling lunatics...”

Absolutely insane. They suffer from the chronic, no-cure mental disease known as liberalism. It rots out the human brain’s ability to think rationally or reasonably. Symptoms are self-loathing, envious of those that aren’t diseased, hatred of everything. 50 years ago, we kept them in the state mental institutions. Now, they run the govt. They are, in essence, the “walking dead”, mentally speaking of course. Political zombies.


23 posted on 08/04/2013 5:47:09 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: veritas2002

Hey now, us New Yorkers aren’t all bad. And I do pronounce it as ‘new york’, not new yawk’, despite being born in Brooklyn.


24 posted on 08/04/2013 5:53:25 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: yoe

What about ‘white out’ ?


25 posted on 08/04/2013 6:05:13 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Too many politicians doing too many recreational drugs.

hehehehe.

26 posted on 08/04/2013 6:07:00 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: yoe

Went through Seattle on tour in a rock band in the
eighties. This was a while back and one thing that
was said in the band was that “this town has no
personality, all cliche and clicks and no cool”.

I guess Seattle is all tard now.


27 posted on 08/04/2013 6:20:12 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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28 posted on 08/04/2013 6:25:37 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Tzimisce

First Amendment? What First Amendment? You mean the same Bill of Rights that the government would love to burn and turn us into a dictatorship?


29 posted on 08/04/2013 6:54:05 PM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: veritas2002

And don’t forget Bloomberg!


30 posted on 08/04/2013 7:01:48 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: Jack Hammer

It won’t end well for them. They are all anti self defense. When the SHTF these will be the first people to go.


31 posted on 08/04/2013 7:26:03 PM PDT by FreedomStar3028
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To: yoe

And ‘Seattle.’


32 posted on 08/04/2013 7:32:37 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Quickgun

Well, that’s probably true. My own city commission does nothing but sit around thinking of strange ways to spend city money, and they never ask in advance and just tell us after the fact (or don’t tell but admit to it only when somebody happens to find out).

I think all government, from the top on down, has gotten empowered under Obama and now thinks that its existence is actually the reason for being of the city, state or whatever that elected it...rather than the reverse.


33 posted on 08/04/2013 7:51:12 PM PDT by livius
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To: yoe

Welcome to Seattle—Theater of the Absurd.


34 posted on 08/04/2013 10:59:56 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: yoe

Wait until these people start having problems with their electrical grid. They’ll ban the words, “brown out’ and ‘black out’ as being racially insensitive, and won’t be able to address the problem at hand.


35 posted on 08/05/2013 2:59:38 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Tzimisce

It only works if you exercise it.


36 posted on 08/05/2013 6:16:20 AM PDT by EBH (The 'silent majority' is just as responsible for where this country is today as the screaming mob)
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To: yoe

Elliot has received an appropriate mocking email.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3051290/posts


37 posted on 08/05/2013 7:59:13 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: yoe

I brought my lunch to work today, yup, I am “Minority Bagging it” today...


38 posted on 08/05/2013 8:21:41 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What will the left use when blackmail is banned?


39 posted on 08/05/2013 8:32:17 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: All
ELLIOT RESPONDED TO MY EMAIL THIS MORNING

From: "Bronstein, Elliott"
Date: Aug 5, 2013 10:50:09 AM
Subject: RE: Violation of "citizen" rule
To: "dougXXXXXXXXXXX.net"

Thank you for checking in about this. News reports that the City of Seattle has "banned" certain terms are simply not true. About three months ago I sent a short e-mail to about 25 other public information officers in Seattle City departments, suggesting that we think about using other terms in certain situations. It was a friendly suggestion, nothing more, because others had brought the issue to my attention. There is no ban on language. I’m sorry that this has been reported inaccurately.

Thanks again for writing,

Elliott

40 posted on 08/05/2013 10:57:02 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Tzimisce

What part of our lawless government cares about the Constitution?


41 posted on 08/05/2013 5:51:25 PM PDT by vnpbr
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To: yoe

Next thing they do kick out Whole Alaskan fishing fleet like Keith Coburn and Sig Hansen for catch crabs PETA types would want those guys head on stick


42 posted on 08/05/2013 5:56:10 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: yoe

beige paper container lunch?

seriously? Obviously Seattle is overstaffed.


43 posted on 08/06/2013 9:35:35 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: yoe

And yet....the term “tea bagger” is probably heartily encouraged.


44 posted on 08/06/2013 11:29:29 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: John Semmens; Arthur Wildfire! March; SunkenCiv; justiceseeker93; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; ...

Upon seeing the headline I thought this was one of yours, John.


45 posted on 08/06/2013 10:38:28 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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