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  • #16
    Originally posted by PsychicWarVeteran
    I thought you felt this was a non-issue, tekende. I'm wondering why you haven't entered any of the "more important" debates available in this forum.
    I have yet to see something that really catches my attention. I've only been here two or three days. Give me time.

    Well, what do you think this charming nickname means? Give me a positive explanation I can logically appreciate.
    I wouldn't know. All I'm saying is that I don't know for sure what it means.

    Also, one other minor point I meant to make earlier and forgot: I highly doubt that the banning of that Doonesbury strip has to do with any sort of conservative bias in the media; more likely, most newspapers simply don't want the word "turd" printed in their publication.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by tekende
      I wouldn't know. All I'm saying is that I don't know for sure what it means.
      Time Magazine reported in 2001 that George W. Bush's pet names for Karl Rove are "Genius Boy" and "Turd Blossom".

      Source: http://www.time.com/time/nation/arti...107219,00.html

      '"Turd Blossom," a Texan term for a flower which grows from a pile of cow dung.'

      Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Rove

      Intelligent people have recognized the correct implication given the political context.

      Also, one other minor point I meant to make earlier and forgot: I highly doubt that the banning of that Doonesbury strip has to do with any sort of conservative bias in the media; more likely, most newspapers simply don't want the word "turd" printed in their publication.
      Equal parts of both. Good point there. I wonder how many of those papers have entertainment sections that advertise gentlemen's clubs and casinos. I wonder how many have Nestle coupons in their Sunday papers. I wonder how many of those editors have blind allegence to a governemnt that churns out around 12 dead soldiers daily and literally countless civilian causualties and corpses.

      Yeah, you're right. Turd Blossom is just too much to see in print. And god forbid we talk about it in a forum on The Internets.
      The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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      • #18
        I would agree that "spin", or media management, has always been an integral part of politics, but that doesn't mean that some of us can't still
        cross our fingers and wish for politicians who avoid crapping where they eat in the first place... rather than just letting the waste fall where it may and trying to cover the stink.

        Is "turd" an especially rude word in the States? I've noticed that the national radio stations in this country can play songs containing the word "shit" at pretty much any hour of the day.... but the DJs aren't allowed to use the word in their links! Very strange.
        "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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        • #19
          Originally posted by DeeCrowSeer

          Is "turd" an especially rude word in the States?
          Not particularly, no. It's generally viewed as less polite than "crap" or "poop" but still several notches above "shit." I think.

          But newspapers tend to be more conservative (apolitically) about language use and content than other media. There were a few Calvin and Hobbes cartoons a few years ago that many papers wouldn't run simply because boogers or vomit were mentioned.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by tekende
            There were a few Calvin and Hobbes cartoons a few years ago that many papers wouldn't run simply because boogers or vomit were mentioned.
            Interesting that we're fighting a war in Iraq, supposedly for things like freedom of the press, but we censor comic strips at home, or we don't want to see "turd" in print.

            Sometimes the truth is ugly. Sometimes turd blossoms aren't. :lol:

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            • #21
              Luckily the British press isn't so coy about the name: http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/...053901,00.html
              \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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              • #22
                You all need to see the movie "OutFoxed." It's all about how the Fox T.V. station is run by the republicans and that is why we don't get valuable information about wtf is really going on in the USA.

                For everyone that doesn't think there is censorship wisen up it's rampent as all hell in the good USA. When you have to read news from another country to find out what's going on in your own country that is truely wrong.

                I guess you have to hunt for the truth when it comes to knowing what is really going on in the USA. because are t.v station's will not cover it for fear that the greed money from different special interest groups don't want you to see. Open your eyes and see what is really going on in your country you might benifit from it!


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