Dissent 3 February 2010Posted by marisacat in Abortion Rights, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Democrats, Divertissements, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Italy, Sex / Reproductive Health.
“In a social milieu that encourages the expression of a variety of opinions on every question that arises, it is important to recognise dissent for what it is, and not to mistake it for a mature contribution to a balanced and wide-ranging debate.”
Well that settles that, doesn’t it?
It’s Benny of course…
Now… this is just for fun. I don’t much care overall.
The Special Olympics is disputing the White House claim that its chairman, Tim Shriver, accepted Rahm Emanuel’s apology for calling liberals “retarded.”
Seeking to damp down the controversy over Rahm Emanuel’s reported, months-old use of the word, a White House official yesterday told me and other reporters that Emanuel had called Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver to apologize.
“The apology was accepted,” the official said yesterday.
The Vice President for Communications at the Special Olympics, Kirsten Seckler, told me that account of the conversation is “inaccurate.”
“Tim didn’t accept his apology,” she said. “Tim can’t do that. He can’t accept an apology on behalf of all people with disabilities.”
Shriver had simply said, she said, that he was willing to continue the conversation with the chief of staff. Emanuel is currently meeting with a group of advocates for the intellectually disabled who are lobbying him to join their campaign against the “R-word,” and Seckler said the group would release a joint statement after the meeting.Posted by Ben Smith 03:06 PM
Quite aside from calling LIBERALS “fucking retarded”, and with no need for a shaming punishment to be connected to any particular outburst, I think Rahm should spend a few days with his tongue diaper-pinned to his chin.
Changes the daily ambiance, don’t you think?
No apologies, no hiding, he can say, or gurgle more likely, what he likes to whomever he likes (or, ahem, does not like) … just be out and about with the tongue pinned to the chin. Or either cheek, I am not picky.