I hope this ends up being laughable and not terrifying.
They understand that even though their person didn't win, they still got a vote so they are still represented.
"Retard" is offensive if you're talking about a person with impaired mental acuity. We have clinical words and descriptions that are far more appropriate and are not burdened by the word's history.
"Retard" is perfectly apt when talking about people who should, by all rights, be of normal mental ability, yet choose to be dumber than dogshit. As when talking about tea-partiers, for instance.
Perhaps the negative connotations associated with these numerous terms for mental retardation reflect society's ambivalent attitude about the condition. There are competing desires among elements of society, some of whom seek neutral medical terms, and others who want to use such terms as weapons with which to abuse people.
his great uncle, a Bristol Bay fisherman, while the name Paxson comes from the well-known snowmachining area.
They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
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