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Platosgames 96M  
2644 posts
11/30/2018 3:12 pm
Just stop already.


Over the last few days, it seems like everyday there's a new "I'm offended" article being written about Christmas stuff. I know we're living in a I'm offended because the wind is blowing in from the north today society. But come on...really?

Some examples. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I really thought this one was gonna be about the color of his nose. But nope..it's cause his dad was too hard on him, and tried to make him hide is nose. He should be proud of his red nose. And after poor Rudolph runs away, his mom wants to help go look for him. Donner tells her, no, this is mans work. So of course that's sexist. It's a cartoon with talking Reindeer!! Does anyone really take life lessons from a Christmas cartoon movie?

Today I read a article where a radio station stopped playing a song...Baby it's cold outside, because it's offended some listeners. Some of the lyrics that offended

I really can't stay
(But baby it's cold outside).......cause this insinuates he's trying to force her to stay.

Say what's in this drink
(No cabs to be had out there)...cause this sounds like he's drugging her drink.

But here's the part that gets me..The station polled it's "listeners" asking whether they thought the song should be played. 92 percent out of more than 600 voters were in favor of playing the song while 8 percent thought it was inappropriate.

So they pulled it. LOL, how does that make any sense. You pull a song written in the 40s, because it sends the wrong message. Yet, stations continue to play music that totally demeans women. (I know , I know, not all music)

We're living in one crazy society, and seem to be letting the small minority make decisions on what should offend us. Personally I think I can make up my own mind if Rudolph offends me with that damn red nose of his. And if it does, I can just not watch it. LOL

Maybe I'm just getting old, but I just see this as silly.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 3:14 pm

I think we're going overboard quickly. Just my opinion...I've been wrong before.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Pussycumwanker 47M
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11/30/2018 3:33 pm

Its not just you getting old.

We all are.....

I cum here every day. That's a whole lot of cum to consider.


cinnamon0133 54F  
16904 posts
11/30/2018 3:36 pm

Sadly we live in a society where everything is offensive to someone. I just don't understand why people get so wound up about such silly things. I went to my doctor 2 days ago ( she is Muslim) and I brought her a cookie tin full of Christmas cookies (homemade) I (and many other patients) have given her Christmas treats and gifts for years! Does she get offended? No, she doesn't!! She accepts graciously and immediately starts eating a cookie and laughingly complains about the weight she gains through December because of her wonderful patients! As I was leaving she didnt say happy holidays SHE said MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Now, I'm wondering if people are going to bitch about my response on your blog because I said MERRY Christmas back to her! Lmao

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pagancountrygirl 61F
3778 posts
11/30/2018 3:46 pm

It's not just you. I think a lot of society has gone way overboard with the "I'm offended" crap. There's always ALWAYS going to be someone that's offended by SOMETHING, no matter how trivial or innocuous it is. That's just human nature. Way too many delicate snowflakes out there. Life's tough. Buy some Kevlar and get the hell over it.

Hey, the view from way up here on my soapbox is great!

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swetyman1234 52M
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11/30/2018 3:54 pm

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superbjversion2 63F  
13318 posts
11/30/2018 4:09 pm

So "Baby, it's cold outside" is inappropriate but "Santa Baby" which "promotes" the idea that women are nothing but gold-diggers is ok? Let's just get rid of anything made in those sexist years ..... that would eliminate history totally and would save on the cost of education.

btw - Baby, it's Cold Outside lyrics .... ALL the lyrics - are more about the gal trying to talk herself into leaving when she really wants to stay.


BiggLala 46F  
24725 posts
11/30/2018 4:18 pm

Soooo...basically, you're offended that they're offended? Is that right? ๐Ÿค”
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HeartCollector 61F  
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11/30/2018 4:21 pm

You know, a lot of this politically correct stuff has just passed right on by me because I donโ€™t have a television. I very honestly get my news from SmartNews on my iPad because it seems to deliver facts rather than emotions and all the stuff I see on social media doesnโ€™t mean much to me. Anyone can make a meme. I might be in a bubble here, but I donโ€™t think anyone cares if Iโ€™m informed but me. I just wish more people werenโ€™t distracted from real issues by all that silly self-righteousness.

The gladdest hours we know are those shared with a friend or two. Wilbur D. Nesbit


redrockrascal 60M
19040 posts
11/30/2018 4:28 pm

    Quoting Platosgames:
    I think we're going overboard quickly. Just my opinion...I've been wrong before.
You're semi-wrong or semi-right depending on how you view the following . . . we are already overboard and drowning in all the piss created by pissing about being offended by silly crap like you mentioned.

BTW, I'm offended by all the people who think they have been offended. Oooppps did I just piss on your post? Now I'm offended by me

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Wonder167 51F  
913 posts
11/30/2018 4:29 pm

Ok, reading LaLa's post, I guess we are all just f'ng offended. Yet, I agree it's getting a bit ridiculous. I love that song, we don't pull any other highly offensive songs where every other word is bleeped. It's such bull.


redrockrascal 60M
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11/30/2018 4:30 pm

    Quoting BiggLala:
    Soooo...basically, you're offended that they're offended? Is that right? ๐Ÿค”
    ๐Ÿ˜œ
I'm offended that Plato may be offended by your potentially offensive question. Harummmph

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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BiggLala 46F  
24725 posts
11/30/2018 4:51 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    I'm offended that Plato may be offended by your potentially offensive question. Harummmph
Harummmph?!?!? You harummmph at ME! How dare you sir! I'm offended.
Where the hell is Mongo when I need him to punch somebody out?

Harummmph, Harummmph, Harummmph!!!
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BiggLala 46F  
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11/30/2018 4:53 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    You're semi-wrong or semi-right depending on how you view the following . . . we are already overboard and drowning in all the piss created by pissing about being offended by silly crap like you mentioned.

    BTW, I'm offended by all the people who think they have been offended. Oooppps did I just piss on your post? Now I'm offended by me
Ooooh you just so pissy!
Need some... ๐Ÿซ ?

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Freeonereturns 57F  
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11/30/2018 5:03 pm

I'm with you my friend, this PC bull is just that. Period!

Some our hedging their remarks I see, so secretly disagree with you. There no need to be mean but stop taking things so seriously. I'm self deification and sarcastic, I sling it but can take it right back.

Go back fifty years and I might agree or disagree more I should say. But the progress we've made since then and now pushing more just softens us in a world that isn't very soft.

I happen to be Italian and just this morning they was saying that the Itailan language in America is becoming lost quicker then all others. It's not that there's no Italians here or their numbers are becoming less, just we as a group respect our country not looking to be known as Italian-Americans, just Americans.

An intelligent woman here who I disagree with on about every, maybe everything lol. She without being mean poo pooed me for using the word (Colored) which was not meant to be disrespectful on my end. But I don't use X-American for any group. If you're new here from the Moon then fine you're a Moon-America but if you took your first breath here and not just because you mom was visiting then you're American and should be proud of that fact.

Yea, maybe I'm old but being old means I've been around the corner and I've seen things. I've always lived with my eyes open, and thought for myself. You'll learn more from someone that has a hard knock life then all the idiots in Hollywood put together.


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 5:10 pm

Well there's no arguing that point.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


positively4you 69F  
2975 posts
11/30/2018 5:11 pm

And no one says a thing about the pop hip hop crap out there. Talk about offensive. That stuff is pretty bad.


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 5:12 pm

    Quoting cinnamon0133:
    Sadly we live in a society where everything is offensive to someone. I just don't understand why people get so wound up about such silly things. I went to my doctor 2 days ago ( she is Muslim) and I brought her a cookie tin full of Christmas cookies (homemade) I (and many other patients) have given her Christmas treats and gifts for years! Does she get offended? No, she doesn't!! She accepts graciously and immediately starts eating a cookie and laughingly complains about the weight she gains through December because of her wonderful patients! As I was leaving she didnt say happy holidays SHE said MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Now, I'm wondering if people are going to bitch about my response on your blog because I said MERRY Christmas back to her! Lmao
See that's what I mean..you celebrating Christmas has nothing to do with her beliefs. Neither side should be offended by the other. I think she sounds like a well balanced lady.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 5:17 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    It's not just you. I think a lot of society has gone way overboard with the "I'm offended" crap. There's always ALWAYS going to be someone that's offended by SOMETHING, no matter how trivial or innocuous it is. That's just human nature. Way too many delicate snowflakes out there. Life's tough. Buy some Kevlar and get the hell over it.

    Hey, the view from way up here on my soapbox is great!
Make sure there's room up there on the soap box, cause I think a lot of us will be climbing up there with you.

I understand if something offends someone..and it's their right to be offended. But to shut something down for millions of people..cause twenty people complained is where it becomes insanity.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 5:18 pm

Well said...

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 5:19 pm

    Quoting superbjversion2:
    So "Baby, it's cold outside" is inappropriate but "Santa Baby" which "promotes" the idea that women are nothing but gold-diggers is ok? Let's just get rid of anything made in those sexist years ..... that would eliminate history totally and would save on the cost of education.

    btw - Baby, it's Cold Outside lyrics .... ALL the lyrics - are more about the gal trying to talk herself into leaving when she really wants to stay.
Exactly. And I agree, Santa Baby is more sexist..if they're gonna look at it like that. But all of them pale in comparison to a lot of the songs out today...Where's the bitching about those?

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 5:22 pm

    Quoting BiggLala:
    Soooo...basically, you're offended that they're offended? Is that right? ๐Ÿค”
    ๐Ÿ˜œ
No..they don't offend me at all. I'm just pointing out the sheer lunacy of a small group of people trying to dictate what's offensive to the millions . And the fact, that it's becoming so common place.

I find it way more worrisome for the future generations, as in my grandkids.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 5:23 pm

    Quoting HeartCollector:
    You know, a lot of this politically correct stuff has just passed right on by me because I donโ€™t have a television. I very honestly get my news from SmartNews on my iPad because it seems to deliver facts rather than emotions and all the stuff I see on social media doesnโ€™t mean much to me. Anyone can make a meme. I might be in a bubble here, but I donโ€™t think anyone cares if Iโ€™m informed but me. I just wish more people werenโ€™t distracted from real issues by all that silly self-righteousness.
That's a good point. We have major issues going on in the country. Hell we always do. And these kinds of things are what hits the news feeds. LOL

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 5:25 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    You're semi-wrong or semi-right depending on how you view the following . . . we are already overboard and drowning in all the piss created by pissing about being offended by silly crap like you mentioned.

    BTW, I'm offended by all the people who think they have been offended. Oooppps did I just piss on your post? Now I'm offended by me
LOL...a little convoluted route to saying the exact truth. Maybe we already are overboard and past the point of return. I'm the eternal optomist...I keep thinking someday people are gonna wake up and say. WTF....

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 5:27 pm

    Quoting Wonder167:
    Ok, reading LaLa's post, I guess we are all just f'ng offended. Yet, I agree it's getting a bit ridiculous. I love that song, we don't pull any other highly offensive songs where every other word is bleeped. It's such bull.
LOL...yeah. It's really amazing how these things are taking hold. And the hypocrisy is so obvious, it's just amazing it's not brought up more. LOL

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 5:32 pm

    Quoting Freeonereturns:
    I'm with you my friend, this PC bull is just that. Period!

    Some our hedging their remarks I see, so secretly disagree with you. There no need to be mean but stop taking things so seriously. I'm self deification and sarcastic, I sling it but can take it right back.

    Go back fifty years and I might agree or disagree more I should say. But the progress we've made since then and now pushing more just softens us in a world that isn't very soft.

    I happen to be Italian and just this morning they was saying that the Itailan language in America is becoming lost quicker then all others. It's not that there's no Italians here or their numbers are becoming less, just we as a group respect our country not looking to be known as Italian-Americans, just Americans.

    An intelligent woman here who I disagree with on about every, maybe everything lol. She without being mean poo pooed me for using the word (Colored) which was not meant to be disrespectful on my end. But I don't use X-American for any group. If you're new here from the Moon then fine you're a Moon-America but if you took your first breath here and not just because you mom was visiting then you're American and should be proud of that fact.

    Yea, maybe I'm old but being old means I've been around the corner and I've seen things. I've always lived with my eyes open, and thought for myself. You'll learn more from someone that has a hard knock life then all the idiots in Hollywood put together.
You know, it would be a lot less confusing , if we all just called ourselves American.

I'm such a mutt, my title would be way too long...Hi..I'm a German/Czech/Polish/Austrian American. With some other stuff thrown it.

I think we're smart enough to figure some of this stuff out. At least I would hope so.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 5:36 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    I'm offended that Plato may be offended by your potentially offensive question. Harummmph
BiggLala Says.

Harummmph?!?!? You harummmph at ME! How dare you sir! I'm offended.
Where the hell is Mongo when I need him to punch somebody out?

Harummmph, Harummmph, Harummmph!!!
๐Ÿ˜œ


Ok..Red and Lala...I'm not an expert on the rules of offended...but I thought I read, you can only be offended twice..So if i'm offended, and that offends Red, and Lala..but Lala is offended by Red..then I think ...as the rule states...You have to start over and find something new to be offended by.

Such as ..someone can be offended by my giant run on sentence.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


misskissin 55F  
74233 posts
11/30/2018 5:50 pm

Being offended by age old Christmas songs seems quite exhausting and not very productive... rather they put their offense to something important and try to make a difference or change what's truly wrong with the world. Or better yet, put the energy into actually helping those that need some help.


lonlyforlove2 76M
833 posts
11/30/2018 6:09 pm

I guess I will have to be more pro PC.... but only after Christmas.

*****Merry Christmas to all and any thing else needed to the others, sorry just my mind, my raisin', my way of livin'..


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 6:11 pm

    Quoting misskissin:
    Being offended by age old Christmas songs seems quite exhausting and not very productive... rather they put their offense to something important and try to make a difference or change what's truly wrong with the world. Or better yet, put the energy into actually helping those that need some help.
Yeah I agree. There are so many important issues, that don't get half as much attention as , apparently, a red nosed reindeer.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


lonlyforlove2 76M
833 posts
11/30/2018 6:14 pm

    Quoting Platosgames:
    BiggLala Says.

    Harummmph?!?!? You harummmph at ME! How dare you sir! I'm offended.
    Where the hell is Mongo when I need him to punch somebody out?

    Harummmph, Harummmph, Harummmph!!!
    ๐Ÿ˜œ


    Ok..Red and Lala...I'm not an expert on the rules of offended...but I thought I read, you can only be offended twice..So if i'm offended, and that offends Red, and Lala..but Lala is offended by Red..then I think ...as the rule states...You have to start over and find something new to be offended by.

    Such as ..someone can be offended by my giant run on sentence.
This is where baseball rules come in three strikes your out, have to play another Game, Tune, Thought, etc...โ€ฆโ€ฆ.


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 6:14 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    I guess I will have to be more pro PC.... but only after Christmas.

    *****Merry Christmas to all and any thing else needed to the others, sorry just my mind, my raisin', my way of livin'..
Nah...I think some of us have to stay pro CS....as in common sense.

I'm diplomatic in how i address stuff, and I know when to just keep my mouth shut. But I'll never be accused of being PC

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


pocogato12 66F  
24173 posts
11/30/2018 6:43 pm

I am never going into that PC night. I am all for educating folks on what is right and wrong, but dragging Christmas songs in to the land of offensive is beyond everything that's labeled "stupid". In retail I once was told to say "Happy Holiday" so I wouldnt offend any one- THAT did not work. It's Merry Christmas. If someone is offended- go shop somewhere else. And that goes for the rest of the year as well.

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redrockrascal 60M
19040 posts
11/30/2018 6:52 pm

    Quoting BiggLala:
    Harummmph?!?!? You harummmph at ME! How dare you sir! I'm offended.
    Where the hell is Mongo when I need him to punch somebody out?

    Harummmph, Harummmph, Harummmph!!!
    ๐Ÿ˜œ
Lady, I double your triple Harummmph and raise you a Bah Humbug. Haaa Haaa

And sticking your tongue out further offends my sensibilities . . .

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


redrockrascal 60M
19040 posts
11/30/2018 6:56 pm

    Quoting Platosgames:
    LOL...a little convoluted route to saying the exact truth. Maybe we already are overboard and past the point of return. I'm the eternal optomist...I keep thinking someday people are gonna wake up and say. WTF....
The eternal optimist says the glass is half full. The eternal pragmatist drinks that glass of wine, and the glass that is half empty, and places bot in the dishwasher.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


PAWAPh 42M
1913 posts
11/30/2018 6:58 pm

I Agree, Silly Shit.

Yeah Buddy!!

Jack


redrockrascal 60M
19040 posts
11/30/2018 7:00 pm

    Quoting Platosgames:
    BiggLala Says.

    Harummmph?!?!? You harummmph at ME! How dare you sir! I'm offended.
    Where the hell is Mongo when I need him to punch somebody out?

    Harummmph, Harummmph, Harummmph!!!
    ๐Ÿ˜œ


    Ok..Red and Lala...I'm not an expert on the rules of offended...but I thought I read, you can only be offended twice..So if i'm offended, and that offends Red, and Lala..but Lala is offended by Red..then I think ...as the rule states...You have to start over and find something new to be offended by.

    Such as ..someone can be offended by my giant run on sentence.
I'm offended that you have not memorized "Robert's Rules of Offense". Therefore we have an offensive offense that is offending. I rest my case. Harummmph

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


BiggLala 46F  
24725 posts
11/30/2018 7:17 pm

    Quoting Platosgames:
    No..they don't offend me at all. I'm just pointing out the sheer lunacy of a small group of people trying to dictate what's offensive to the millions . And the fact, that it's becoming so common place.

    I find it way more worrisome for the future generations, as in my grandkids.
But is that what happened, though? From what you wrote, the radio station conducted a poll and THEY decided based on the results. Blame the radio station for caving to the minority.

Then again...ummm...never mind. I won't get into the topic of making changes due to the minority voice. I mean if we're discussing it this seriously about a song or life lessons from Christmas cartoons (yes, when those cartoons are presented for the express purpose of giving life lessons)...my lord in heaven, what's next?!?!? Anyway...

Carry on.

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Platosgames 96M  
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11/30/2018 7:19 pm

    Quoting pocogato12:
    I am never going into that PC night. I am all for educating folks on what is right and wrong, but dragging Christmas songs in to the land of offensive is beyond everything that's labeled "stupid". In retail I once was told to say "Happy Holiday" so I wouldnt offend any one- THAT did not work. It's Merry Christmas. If someone is offended- go shop somewhere else. And that goes for the rest of the year as well.
Yeah...No one will ever get me to stop saying Merry Christmas. December the 25th is not called Holiday. So, I'm not gonna say Happy Holiday. It's Christmas...LOL

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Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 7:20 pm

    Quoting PAWAPh:
    I Agree, Silly Shit.

    Yeah Buddy!!

    Jack
Haha...I love your answers Jack...or should I say your format. Unique.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 7:22 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    I'm offended that you have not memorized "Robert's Rules of Offense". Therefore we have an offensive offense that is offending. I rest my case. Harummmph
See I knew someone on here could edumacate me... I'll check Amazon in the morning and get that book ordered sir.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
11/30/2018 7:25 pm

    Quoting BiggLala:
    But is that what happened, though? From what you wrote, the radio station conducted a poll and THEY decided based on the results. Blame the radio station for caving to the minority.

    Then again...ummm...never mind. I won't get into the topic of making changes due to the minority voice. I mean if we're discussing it this seriously about a song or life lessons from Christmas cartoons (yes, when those cartoons are presented for the express purpose of giving life lessons)...my lord in heaven, what's next?!?!? Anyway...

    Carry on.
I agree...in this scenario the radio station caved. I'm just wondering how many times this kind of stuff backfires...

Such as the radio station doesn't want to lose listeners. So they ban the song. Do they lose more listeners by banning it, then they would have by ignoring the whiners?

It's why I think it's all a trip down lunacy lane. Not really sure there is a "correct" answer here. Just silly rants like mine.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


SeaGirlFL 54F  
6089 posts
11/30/2018 7:38 pm

I have to jump on the bandwagon/soapbox on this one.

We live in a country where it's okay to voice that you are offended, it's okay to have your opinion and voice your opinion. What people forget is that they have the right to turn around and walk away, as it were, from anything they want, anything that offends them. Instead, for some reason, they think it's okay to force their opinions on others. Then everyone gets to the point where they are afraid to offend the minority who are so very vocal, and the minority is control things, like in this case with the music.

Makes my head hurt. It's so frustrating. Reminds me of when my daughter was in elementary school...her teacher was reading Harry Potter out loud to the class...the kids loved the story, and many of them got interested in reading because of it. ONE family complained....they didn't like the content. Because of them, that book was no longer allowed to be read to the class.

Okay. I'll get off the soapbox, leave room for someone else.

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BiggLala 46F  
24725 posts
11/30/2018 8:31 pm

    Quoting Platosgames:
    I agree...in this scenario the radio station caved. I'm just wondering how many times this kind of stuff backfires...

    Such as the radio station doesn't want to lose listeners. So they ban the song. Do they lose more listeners by banning it, then they would have by ignoring the whiners?

    It's why I think it's all a trip down lunacy lane. Not really sure there is a "correct" answer here. Just silly rants like mine.
Really, you think they're going to lose listeners because they can't listen to a...what? Fifty plus year old song...that they can listen to on Utube if they want to hear it? C'mon now.

I get your overall point, and I don't necessarily disagree. My main thing is balance. We're at a point in time where the pendulum has swung toward the minority voice because many of those minority groups didn't have a voice for decades/centuries, and other groups follow suit. I'm not for full suppression, but I'm also not fond of having no gluten options in the store anymore because of a small minority of people having an intolerance to a food protein. It's all ridiculous and out of balance.

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Livin_my_Life14 48F  
341 posts
11/30/2018 8:55 pm

I just wrote about this - I should have read your blog first ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I find it ridiculous. Teach your children the difference from reality and entertainment.

Itโ€™s your job as a parent to teach no means no

Not some movement who disagrees with a song๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ


Paulxx001 61M
3855 posts
11/30/2018 11:57 pm

So much chatter and noise out there. I usually ignore it unless I feel that I can impact change... or at the very least - vent and clear my slate. I've made my points with a couple of media stations and pissed off a few people and I'm sure that number will increase. I'm working on it. Silly people and the media can all go fuck themselves. Stupidity, general ignorance and exageration of what's offensive... have always been prevelant on this planet. It's a fucked up world. ๐ŸŒŽ
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FMAOPLS 65F  
24848 posts
12/1/2018 12:29 am

On both those issues I say "this is the height of ridiculosity"

I hate to think what people would find offensive, if they really took apart all the old Christmas Carols and dissected them, word by word.

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author51 55F  
65291 posts
12/1/2018 12:48 am

I was going to post along these lines as well as I was reading about it on my FB.... I think those that get offended by something like Rudolph and song lyrics from times in society that were different from today's need to get a life.Stop worrying about everything and concern themselves only with their own life. These people are the worry warts of the world who get offended by anything and everything..I feel sorry for them..I am on the same page with your line of thinking..

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Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
12/1/2018 4:35 am

    Quoting SeaGirlFL:
    I have to jump on the bandwagon/soapbox on this one.

    We live in a country where it's okay to voice that you are offended, it's okay to have your opinion and voice your opinion. What people forget is that they have the right to turn around and walk away, as it were, from anything they want, anything that offends them. Instead, for some reason, they think it's okay to force their opinions on others. Then everyone gets to the point where they are afraid to offend the minority who are so very vocal, and the minority is control things, like in this case with the music.

    Makes my head hurt. It's so frustrating. Reminds me of when my daughter was in elementary school...her teacher was reading Harry Potter out loud to the class...the kids loved the story, and many of them got interested in reading because of it. ONE family complained....they didn't like the content. Because of them, that book was no longer allowed to be read to the class.

    Okay. I'll get off the soapbox, leave room for someone else.
See, this was my main point in the post. I have no problem with everyone having an opinion. I have no problem listening to everyone's opinion, and can't say I ever dismiss it out of hand. And it's ok, if people get offended, there's always something that will strike people in a different way.

But as in the case of your kid. One family has a problem with it, so the other 20 families have to abide by the one's opinion. Sorry, any way you cut it, that's just wrong.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
12/1/2018 4:38 am

    Quoting Livin_my_Life14:
    I just wrote about this - I should have read your blog first ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    I find it ridiculous. Teach your children the difference from reality and entertainment.

    Itโ€™s your job as a parent to teach no means no

    Not some movement who disagrees with a song๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
Well I'm gonna have to go read yours. haha.

I think you hit on a great point. I was raised by parents who not only taught me the benefits of doing my chores, but the aspects of life I was going to encounter. Not sure a lot of that happens anymore .

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
12/1/2018 4:40 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    So much chatter and noise out there. I usually ignore it unless I feel that I can impact change... or at the very least - vent and clear my slate. I've made my points with a couple of media stations and pissed off a few people and I'm sure that number will increase. I'm working on it. Silly people and the media can all go fuck themselves. Stupidity, general ignorance and exageration of what's offensive... have always been prevelant on this planet. It's a fucked up world. ๐ŸŒŽ
    ... Just gotta pick the best battles and fight them!
Yeah I agree with your response. And the best line is your last. I really doubt anything is going to change at this point, unless it's to get worse. Not sure the "battle" can be won.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
12/1/2018 4:43 am

    Quoting author51:
    I was going to post along these lines as well as I was reading about it on my FB.... I think those that get offended by something like Rudolph and song lyrics from times in society that were different from today's need to get a life.Stop worrying about everything and concern themselves only with their own life. These people are the worry warts of the world who get offended by anything and everything..I feel sorry for them..I am on the same page with your line of thinking..
To be honest, I feel like we're being guided by a younger "twitter" generation. So many people who just tweet away their thoughts. And then major news sources run a story, that is basically just a bunch of tweets reprinted. Makes it sound like the opinion has been proven and is valid.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


kinkyfem73 45F  
32615 posts
12/1/2018 8:54 am

Seriously? This actually happened?! I think people need to pull their heads outta their asses and focus on whats actually important!

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Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
12/1/2018 9:30 am

    Quoting kinkyfem73:
    Seriously? This actually happened?! I think people need to pull their heads outta their asses and focus on whats actually important!
You know when I was reading the article I thought..nah, has to be just overblown. But then searched it and hell, it really is some big deal. LOL

I agree with your last sentence completely.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Tmptrzz 56F  
52243 posts
12/1/2018 10:13 am

I agree with you and this stuff is really getting ridiculously out of hand pretty soon we won't be able to listen to any kind of music that was real music.

I have to say I miss the old days where sports you could yell and cheer for the kids and get on them when they messed up. Now everyone gets a trophy to me this is just all kinds of wrong. Not saying that we shouldn't treat everyone with respect, it's just things need to go back to the days of when we were young..

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Tmptrzz 56F  
52243 posts
12/1/2018 10:15 am

Hey I know my last part didn't have anything to do with this post but I was giving an example of the way things need to go back to the way it used to be. Music should be enjoyed and not shelved just because some idiots and I use that term lightly get offended from it my god what the fuck planet are they from.. There isn't a damn think with that song or it's lyrics..

Just your average every day run of the mill nana here!!!


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
12/1/2018 2:05 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    I agree with you and this stuff is really getting ridiculously out of hand pretty soon we won't be able to listen to any kind of music that was real music.

    I have to say I miss the old days where sports you could yell and cheer for the kids and get on them when they messed up. Now everyone gets a trophy to me this is just all kinds of wrong. Not saying that we shouldn't treat everyone with respect, it's just things need to go back to the days of when we were young..
I agree with that. And you know whats funny, is I can remember back in my early teens through now, I can remember people always disagreeing on things. But it seemed people could discuss the differences and not get offended. Most of the time.

These days it seems like it's "do it my way, or I'm offended". If I think the song is sexist or racist, then no one can listen to it.

It's getting crazy, and I'm not sure there is any turning back at this point. But like you said, it's all about respect. And there's still enough of us that seem to be able to show that. Who knows, maybe it'll get though.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Platosgames 96M  
3079 posts
12/1/2018 2:08 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Hey I know my last part didn't have anything to do with this post but I was giving an example of the way things need to go back to the way it used to be. Music should be enjoyed and not shelved just because some idiots and I use that term lightly get offended from it my god what the fuck planet are they from.. There isn't a damn think with that song or it's lyrics..
You can always feel free to expand on the thread Trzzz.

I agree, and if we're going to allow some of the songs on the radio, that are clearly sexist , why not this song. The song was actually written with the idea of a guy trying to convince a lady to stay over, and her fighting her desire to stay.

" I refuse to belong to any organization that would accept me as a member" Groucho Marx


Goldenboy25590 43M
12 posts
12/2/2018 8:44 pm

Yes just treat other how you'd like to be treated.


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