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Old 26th February 2021, 02:13 PM   #2041
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
CPAC?

Speaking of CPAC. Innocent coincidence, incompetence, or dogwhistle?

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Old 26th February 2021, 02:22 PM   #2042
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Originally Posted by Armitage72 View Post
Speaking of CPAC. Innocent coincidence, incompetence, or dogwhistle?

https://i.imgur.com/kILWGkR.jpg
I always laugh at conspiracy theorist who think that the New World order would leave obvious iconography as fingerprints in all their actions, but now that the conspiracy theorists are putting on the show, you can't help but wonder if it isn't intentional.
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Old 26th February 2021, 02:25 PM   #2043
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Originally Posted by MRC_Hans View Post
Real story from small town (another small town) I used to live in: Drunk driver crashes into a shop. Car (and him) none worse off than he can back out and drive home. Once home he notices his front license plate missing. He drives back to the site of the accident to recover it. At this point in time the police is there.

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My true life story is a little less direct, but a few years ago a drunk driver crashed his truck into my shop in the wee hours of the morning, causing thousands of dollars' damage. He also was able to back his big old 4WD truck out, and did not lose his license plate, but did shed some bits of grille in the wreckage. I got them together and went to a local junkyard, where they were able to identify the truck and its approximate dates. I then drove around the whole area for some time, looking for such a truck with similar grille damage. I'd just about given up when I stumbled on it quite near to home. The grille damage was there, and some pieces of the woodwork of my shop were still embedded it it. I called the cops and they arrested the guy. He was of course uninsured and broke and had lost his license already, but he paid a nominal amount to cover my insurance deductible.
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Old 26th February 2021, 03:00 PM   #2044
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Here is the CPAC agenda. My favorite break-out session: Why the Left Hates the Bill of Rights... and We Love It by Senator Mike Lee. That promises to win the Big Lie of CPAC 2012 award.
That's not fair. The republicans love the bill of rights... all the way from the second amendment to the.... well, ok, ending on the second amendment.
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Old 26th February 2021, 03:39 PM   #2045
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
That's not fair. The republicans love the bill of rights... all the way from the second amendment to the.... well, ok, ending on the second amendment.
Yep, and I'm sure they don't agree that the second amendment extends to people of color.
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Old 26th February 2021, 03:50 PM   #2046
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
Trying to find some sympathy for him, but for some reason I just can't....



From: Business Insider

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says he expects to lose $65 million in pillow revenue this year because of retailer boycotts over his claims that the 2020 US election was rigged. That projection, Lindell told Insider in an interview Monday after being served with a defamation lawsuit...is evidence he isn't pushing election-fraud claims for the money.



(Of course, the fact that he is actually loosing money doesn't mean he didn't EXPECT to increase sales from his claims of fraud... it could just be that his plans backfired.)
Like any civil claim of damages because of someone's behavior/actions/recklessness/negligence, whether the defendant expected to make financial gain is irrelevant.
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Old 26th February 2021, 03:56 PM   #2047
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Originally Posted by Armitage72 View Post
Speaking of CPAC. Innocent coincidence, incompetence, or dogwhistle?

https://i.imgur.com/kILWGkR.jpg
Wow. Perfect replica. I'm thinking it was intentional.

ETA: I don't have any knowledge of set design though. This design could come about by coincidence.

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Old 26th February 2021, 05:09 PM   #2048
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Originally Posted by Minoosh View Post
Wow. Perfect replica. I'm thinking it was intentional.

ETA: I don't have any knowledge of set design though. This design could come about by coincidence.
Well everyone knows that artistic types are always lefty commie socialists.

This was obviously AntiFa continuing their assault on America
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Old 26th February 2021, 05:12 PM   #2049
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
That's not fair. The republicans love the bill of rights... all the way from the second amendment to the.... well, ok, ending on the second amendment.
Well, the second half of the second amendment, at least.
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Old 26th February 2021, 05:20 PM   #2050
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The election was rigged.

I won by a landslide.

We have proof the judges wouldn't let us show to them.

Republicans that aren't behind me are traitors to the party.

I'm thinking of Graham for my VP (he may or may not disclose this so early).
Sleepy Joe.

New York State tax return investigations the worst witch hunt in history.

Totally exonerated (from impeachment) again.
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Old 26th February 2021, 05:59 PM   #2051
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Originally Posted by Armitage72 View Post
Speaking of CPAC. Innocent coincidence, incompetence, or dogwhistle?

https://i.imgur.com/kILWGkR.jpg
Looks like Trump isn't the only political leader of a cult speaking at CPAC. Besides loonies like Trump and Ted Cruz speaking, scheduled to appear right after Donnie Jr. is this whack-a-Top Ramen-noodle-doodle:

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Speaking at CPAC: Former Leader of Magical Cult That Channels Ghost of Trump

Even by the standards of the alleged kooks and conmen commonly found on the CPAC roster, one of this year’s speakers has an extraordinary background that includes fronting an organization that claimed—in all seriousness—to be able to channel Donald Trump’s guardian deity through a magical medium.

The former political leader of a Japanese cult called Happy Science, Jay “Hiroaki” Aeba, is on the bill for Friday.

Like Trump, Aeba has been accused of fraud back home but he doesn’t think that should be held against him.
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Ostensibly, the Happy Science cult teaches that Okawa, the founder, is a god, and only by following his teachings can one obtain happiness in this life and the next. They believe in aliens, reincarnation, and multi-dimensions. Some of the teachings are modeled after the Buddhist eightfold path and preach love, wisdom, and self-reflection. Yet at the same time, the cult also teaches that the Nanjing massacre never happened and that Japan must scrap its pacifist constitution, rearm to the max, and prepare for a cataclysmic war.

One weekly magazine reported the group’s total capital as being close to $1.8 billion—money made from encouraging believers to buy copies of Okawa’s many books, from extracting lavish donations from followers, and for self-help seminars conducted by the organization. Of course, they also sell prayers and charms. During the pandemic, Happy Science found itself in hot water for selling “cures” for COVID-19.
Looks like the Trump cult and the Happy Science cult both profit from gullible members and couldn't care less about their adoring worshippers as long as they make money off them.

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Old 26th February 2021, 06:20 PM   #2052
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If somebody doesn't make a movie out of this year's CPAC futtbuck, I'm moving to someplace crazier than the US of A!

Where? Jesus, that's a tough one.
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Old 26th February 2021, 06:31 PM   #2053
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Originally Posted by Regnad Kcin View Post
Sleepy Joe.

New York State tax return investigations the worst witch hunt in history.

Totally exonerated (from impeachment) again.
Definitely can be added to the list. Anyone making their bingo cards yet?
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Old 26th February 2021, 06:33 PM   #2054
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Ivanka wants to take trips with Daddy. Looks like Donny Jr wants to play 'important man on stage' with Daddy.

Did CPAC need filler speakers? They did have a lot of invites turned down.
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Old 26th February 2021, 08:05 PM   #2055
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Originally Posted by Minoosh View Post
Wow. Perfect replica. I'm thinking it was intentional.

ETA: I don't have any knowledge of set design though. This design could come about by coincidence.
I’m having a hard time with the coincidence theory.
What possible functionality could that type of stage have? Look at the triangular cutout just in front of the video screen. Why would anyone add that feature?

I’m guessing the higher ups simply deligated the task to someone who was really, really into Nazi-ism.

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It is the 7th SS Division if anyone wants to check it.
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Old 26th February 2021, 08:18 PM   #2056
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I’m having a hard time with the coincidence theory.
What possible functionality could that type of stage have? Look at the triangular cutout just in front of the video screen. Why would anyone add that feature?

I’m guessing the higher ups simply deligated the task to someone who was really, really into Nazi-ism.

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It is the 7th SS Division if anyone wants to check it.
It will be moderately amusing to have The Chosen One on that stage, while his supporters continue to deny he's a Nazi.
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Old 26th February 2021, 08:44 PM   #2057
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Is there a pareidolia term for Nazi symbols? I guess pareidolia can be symbols or other things so no new terms needed.

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Old 26th February 2021, 09:23 PM   #2058
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I watched the scum at CPAC laughing at being told they have to wear masks. Let's stop pretending we need to end tribalism. Trump supporters are stupid. They're just stupid. The country doesn't need them. Let them get COVID and die. If we have a tribalism that rids us of the dead weight that are Trump supporters, I say that's a tribalism real Americans should embrace.
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Old 26th February 2021, 09:25 PM   #2059
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Is there a pareidolia term for Nazi symbols? I guess pareidolia can be symbols or other things so no new terms needed.
It's an amazing coincidence, if so. But If I were them, I'd be redoing the stage right now.
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Old 26th February 2021, 09:38 PM   #2060
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I watched the scum at CPAC laughing at being told they have to wear masks. Let's stop pretending we need to end tribalism. Trump supporters are stupid. They're just stupid. The country doesn't need them. Let them get COVID and die. If we have a tribalism that rids us of the dead weight that are Trump supporters, I say that's a tribalism real Americans should embrace.
I don't remember if it was on a thread here or on Twitter, but I saw a picture of House Republicans wearing "masks" that mostly consisted of the straps and nothing else. Maybe there was an open sheer mesh where the filter material was supposed to be, but I couldn't tell. Hypocritical ********.
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Old 26th February 2021, 09:39 PM   #2061
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The Happy Science Club cult made some spectaculary crazy anime movies.
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Old 26th February 2021, 09:51 PM   #2062
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There is a lady at the dog park who is a Trump supporter and today she used the word "Negro" to describe a black person, which might not be a slur, but ... where has she been for the past 40-50 years? Are there really people so innocent, or just oblivious, that they don't realize this has not been used in common parlance for decades? Even Trump is not that far out of date.
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Old 26th February 2021, 10:56 PM   #2063
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Are there really people so innocent, or just oblivious, that they don't realize this has not been used in common parlance for decades?
There are not. She knew exactly what she was saying.
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Old 26th February 2021, 11:25 PM   #2064
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I always laugh at conspiracy theorist who think that the New World order would leave obvious iconography as fingerprints in all their actions, but now that the conspiracy theorists are putting on the show, you can't help but wonder if it isn't intentional.
It sorta is how they work, after all. Projection is a very real thing, for better or worse.

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That's not fair. The republicans love the bill of rights... all the way from the second amendment to the.... well, ok, ending on the second amendment.
Rather, they love their perversions of a number of Amendments. 1st and 2nd are some of the most prominent, though. Neither tends to be remotely close to the truth, of course, much as they're certainly working hard to convince people that their perversions are the way things are and thus effective make them the way things are.

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Is there a pareidolia term for Nazi symbols? I guess pareidolia can be symbols or other things so no new terms needed.
Given the crowd in charge and being pandered to, it's sadly more likely to be intentional than not intentional. It would hardly be the first time, after all.

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I don't remember if it was on a thread here or on Twitter, but I saw a picture of House Republicans wearing "masks" that mostly consisted of the straps and nothing else. Maybe there was an open sheer mesh where the filter material was supposed to be, but I couldn't tell. Hypocritical ********.
I saw a picture that met that description a couple days ago, I think. I thought that was a State's House Republicans, of some small note.

To poke at a couple other things on the CPAC front, incidentally...

'Worshipping the golden jackass': CPAC mocked for displaying giant gold Trump statue

May as well call it what it is. A literal golden idol.

Also, it's a little worth paying attention to the actual request for CPAC goers to wear masks.

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Schneider: "At CPAC we talk about the Bill of Rights. But I also want to mention one thing. I know this might sound like a bit of a downer, but we also believe in property rights, and this is a private hotel. And we believe in the rule of law and we want to comply with the laws of this county that we're in. But a private hotel, just like your own house, gets to set its own rules. Carly?
Patrick: "Well, as Dan mentioned, we are in a private facility and we do want to be respectful of the ordinances that they have as their private property so please, everyone, when you're in the ballroom, when you're seated, you should still be wearing a mask. So if everybody could go ahead and work on that.
Their outrage at the suggestion that they should respect the rules of a private facility and property rights is plenty telling about how much they actually value property rights.
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Old 26th February 2021, 11:56 PM   #2065
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It is revealing how much the Trump Cult resemblance worship of the Antichrist - and all those who think they know exactly who the devil is can't see it.
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It's hard to imagine how all those God-loving right wingers don't understand the Golden Calf symbol of Trump. Someone needs to photoshop that statute to make it more clear that it's a golden calf. Everyone sees it, comments about it. Lalalalala I can't hear you.


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Given T****'s litigious nature, can we expect him to sue the maker(s) of that statue for making him so ugly?
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Aren't stars and stripes underpants kind of contrary to flag etiquette?

And what is he holding in his hand? Tinkerbelle's wand?

Seeing this and the crazy set design, I'd be inclined to wonder if some concealed contrarians snuck in, but I bet the base just gobbles it up and doesn't know to blush.
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Aren't stars and stripes underpants kind of contrary to flag etiquette?

And what is he holding in his hand? Tinkerbelle's wand?

Seeing this and the crazy set design, I'd be inclined to wonder if some concealed contrarians snuck in, but I bet the base just gobbles it up and doesn't know to blush.
When I saw the statute I thought it was being brought in by protestors making fun of Trump.

Why is he solid gold? Is he a golden idol? Why is his head so big? Why does he look like Jimmy Carter wearing a Bob's Big Boy wig? Why is he dressed for a Zoom meeting with a suit on top and boxers and sandals on bottom?

Why is he wearing the Star and Stripes on his crotch? People died for that flag. Why is he holding a fairy wand? Is he a fairy? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Why does he have big feet and small hands? Why is he wearing flip flops? Is he a flip flopper? Why is his tie so loose and small when he is known for wearing ridiculously long ties. Why is he wearing a $10 "leather" jacket that is three sizes too small?

Are they sure they haven't been had?
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Given T****'s litigious nature, can we expect him to sue the maker(s) of that statue for making him so ugly?
Given it was wheeled around the CPAC halls my guess is he'll be flattered and not recognize it's a joke.
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When I saw the statute I thought it was being brought in by protestors making fun of Trump.

Why is he solid gold? Is he a golden idol? Why is his head so big? Why does he look like Jimmy Carter wearing a Bob's Big Boy wig? Why is he dressed for a Zoom meeting with a suit on top and boxers and sandals on bottom?

Why is he wearing the Star and Stripes on his crotch? People died for that flag. Why is he holding a fairy wand? Is he a fairy? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Why does he have big feet and small hands? Why is he wearing flip flops? Is he a flip flopper? Why is his tie so loose and small when he is known for wearing ridiculously long ties. Why is he wearing a $10 "leather" jacket that is three sizes too small?

Are they sure they haven't been had?
And it was made in Mexico.
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Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
When I saw the statute I thought it was being brought in by protestors making fun of Trump.

Why is he solid gold? Is he a golden idol? Why is his head so big? Why does he look like Jimmy Carter wearing a Bob's Big Boy wig? Why is he dressed for a Zoom meeting with a suit on top and boxers and sandals on bottom?

Why is he wearing the Star and Stripes on his crotch? People died for that flag. Why is he holding a fairy wand? Is he a fairy? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Why does he have big feet and small hands? Why is he wearing flip flops? Is he a flip flopper? Why is his tie so loose and small when he is known for wearing ridiculously long ties. Why is he wearing a $10 "leather" jacket that is three sizes too small?

Are they sure they haven't been had?
It’s not a fairy wand. According to the sculptor’s website:

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Zegan's sculpture is a humorous caricature of President Donald J. Trump, called "We the People" aka "Trump and His Magic Wand" because Trump is holding both a copy of the U.S. Constitution as well as former President Barack Hussein Obama's suggested "Magic Wand." You can view Obama's comment aimed directly at Trump of "What Magic Wand Do You Have?"

I suspect it looks like Jimmy Carter because the sculptor was trying to trying to copy Jeff Koons’s Popeye statue (which sold for $28,000,000). The sculptor values this statue at $150,000,000.
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Old 27th February 2021, 09:21 PM   #2073
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Aren't stars and stripes underpants kind of contrary to flag etiquette?
Yes. It would be somewhat appropriate for Trump, though, given how much he likes to excrete all over American values.
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Originally Posted by Aridas View Post
Yes. It would be somewhat appropriate for Trump, though, given how much he likes to excrete all over American values.
Not to mention his humping the flag in that smarmy way of his.
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Old 1st March 2021, 03:12 PM   #2075
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Dear Leader and Third Wife received covid shots in January. But they apparenlty didn't want anybody to know.
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Trump and former first lady Melania Trump, who both tested positive for the virus in the fall, received vaccines at some point before their final departure from the White House on Jan. 20, though a staffer did not specify the exact date or type of vaccine they received.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...ve-updates-us/
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Dear Leader and Third Wife received covid shots in January. But they apparenlty didn't want anybody to know.
If it were any other leader, they would have had the shots well publicized, in order to help install confidence in the vaccine.

By the way, was it actually a good idea for him to get vaccinated so quickly after recovering from Covid himself? I remember some discussion earlier about how the antibodies from the treatment he received might interfere with the body's ability to generate the needed immune response.
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
If it were any other leader, they would have had the shots well publicized, in order to help install confidence in the vaccine.

By the way, was it actually a good idea for him to get vaccinated so quickly after recovering from Covid himself? I remember some discussion earlier about how the antibodies from the treatment he received might interfere with the body's ability to generate the needed immune response.
My cousin* had it in January and can't get vaccinated for a while because she got a convalescent plasma infusion. But Trump had it earlier.

*No, not the one that died, another one.
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There are not. She knew exactly what she was saying.
Not trying to defend her, but "Negro" was not a racial slur the way the N word is. It's outdated, yes, but I would be reluctant to call anybody using it a racist based on that alone.
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odds on it being socially acceptable to use negro before or after the invention of the color TV?
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Not trying to defend her, but "Negro" was not a racial slur the way the N word is. It's outdated, yes, but I would be reluctant to call anybody using it a racist based on that alone.
As a matter of fact, I think there was a period of time where it was considered the more acceptable form of address compared to "black", which so far as I know has switched places. In my experience few object to referring to "black" people, but other terms are preferred, such as "African-American" or "person of color".

I would expect anyone that had actually lived through the time since be aware of it, but old speaking habits die hard.

From the 80s:

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