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2001-11-26 02:45:51 PM  
wow. Green army guys are violent? Damn. I always had to blow them up with firecrackers to get violent with them.
2001-11-26 02:46:14 PM  
I had hundreds of those guys when I was little and I haven't killed anyone yet...

Lighten up Francis
2001-11-26 02:47:45 PM  
2001-11-26 02:49:07 PM  
However, if they had also had tan army guys, they would have actually *gained* five points for diversity.
2001-11-26 02:49:52 PM  
Saw the Rockwell exhibit at the Guggenheim this weekend. Now THAT was when men were men--and could act that way without having to take sensitivity classes!

I need beer.
2001-11-26 02:51:55 PM  
jesus hell, is this the "dumbasses of the day" column of fox news?
I counted at least 5
2001-11-26 02:56:19 PM  
Katie Haselden and Anna Carter are two stupid cvnts. This is truly rediculous.
2001-11-26 02:56:34 PM  
The army men "reflect stereotyping and violence, therefore credit cannot be given," she wrote in her report, which would've been written in German had the men upon whom the little green army men are based not existed.
2001-11-26 02:56:59 PM  
Let's make sure that we continue to raise "the wussiest generation".
Oh wait, it looks like they've already been raised and are now making daycare regulations.
I can only hope that when these children grow up that there will be an appropriate backlash against this type of BS.
2001-11-26 02:58:06 PM  
fark the army men . how about the article about the second article? Assisine if I ever saw one.
2001-11-26 03:01:20 PM  
That is such BS.... before reading the article I thought it was going to be b/c small children could choke on them. That would be legit i guess. But after reading i must say they ought to refer to the link under about hiring women circa 1943.
2001-11-26 03:02:36 PM  
What a bunch of pinheads.
2001-11-26 03:05:37 PM  

The report would have said- The men of the army " indicate to stereotype and an activity of the force, consequently accreditation cannot be given, " -
had we lost the war to Babelfish.
2001-11-26 03:08:16 PM  
What a bunch of Politically Correct Cowards.

I always amazes me, that the people in this country, like these women, who have never had to put their life on the line for this country, seem to be the biggest cowards.

I'm sure that they justify their patriotism by saying "I pay my taxes!". Yeah, you do it to keep from going to jail, biatch.
2001-11-26 03:09:01 PM  
The ad for Spitfire beer, which appeared in a newspaper the Monday after England qualified for the World Cup by defeating Germany, said: "Germany defeated. Now on to Japan. Sound familiar?"

2001-11-26 03:10:29 PM  
What about the 3rd one? Calling undocumented workers (sheesh, what farking PC is this?) "illegal aliens" is equated to causing as much emotional damage as being hit by a hit and run driver. So what does that say about calling documented workers "legal aliens", because isn't that an accepted term?
2001-11-26 03:12:27 PM  
First they delay the Spiderman movie and now this...next they'll be outlawing sporks or something else as rediculous.
2001-11-26 03:18:32 PM  
sporks are the best invention ever
2001-11-26 03:18:47 PM  
My favorite thing from that article was the reader and biker who wrote to biatch about their ridicule of the law barring discrimination against bikers. "Stick to what you do best, expose the ugly underbelly of what is wrong with this country and leave the biking community out of your column", he writes.

Yeah, right. "It's funny as long as it's not about me!" This comment pretty much sums up everything that is
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about "PC Patrol." More like "Conservative White Christian Male Patrol."
2001-11-26 03:20:03 PM  
I had about 200 or so green army guys, about 40-50 blue army guys and about 150 various other figures, including cowboys, Indians, and space creatures.

As a child of the 1980s, I had the green guys be Sandanistas and the blue guys be the Contras and they did battle in my parents' basement, with some of the more-important looking figures being placed way back in the back and being the generals.

I was undeterred when a cousin on mine told me the guy I had as the Contra commander-in-chief was a letter carrier.

The wussiest generation. That's a classic.

2001-11-26 03:22:05 PM  
Third Story:

'"illegal alien" should be stricken from the nation's vocabulary because it is demeaning to the millions of "undocumented workers" who come to America every year.'

The fact that they ARE illegal aliens just never crossed his mind I guess. I would think that sneaking across the border and wandering through the desert at night just to get $2.00 an hour picking lettuce would be so demeaning that they would give a sh*t what their called.
2001-11-26 03:22:51 PM  
Rebrane, do you think daycare centres should have little green army men?

2001-11-26 03:24:34 PM  
"wouldn't give a shiat"

2001-11-26 03:46:33 PM  
people are getting way out of hand with the violent thing, if anything take harry potter out of things, with his worship satan and doing drugs. even with the columbine thingy they got of of hand. not blaming the one thing that was responsible, parents.
2001-11-26 03:50:45 PM  
GMcG: The wussiest generation - I like it! Bunch of touchy-feely airheads, those NC child development regulators.

The beer ad slogan rocks! We need something like that here in the U.S. That would really make the PC crowd go nuts!

So the BBC and CBC have jumped on the Reuters' PC bandwagon and wish to remain neutral on terrorism. My guess is that they'll next begin to refer to such events as the Bataan Death March as the Bataan POW Walkathon and the Nazi Final Solution as the National Socialist Jewish Population Control Project. What they propose distorts the truth, gives legitimacy to terrorist attacks on innocent people and insults the victims and survivors of 9/11.

Absolutely awesome. Great letter.
2001-11-26 03:53:51 PM  
Glad they didn't dis G.I. Joe... on the other hand, if they had, he'd kick their arses. The 10", plastic hair, scar-faced G.I. Joe, of course, not the miniature G.I.Joe that looks Ken-I'm-a-wuss-cuz-I-let-Barbie-kick-my-arse doll they sell these days.
2001-11-26 03:58:15 PM  
What a bunch of farking PC whine-asses.

Ironically, the politically correct term for a PC freak is "biatchy bleeding-heart asshead". I say we should start using that term instead of "politically correct".
2001-11-26 04:01:01 PM  
FARK their site...send email!

The Link to the email address here
2001-11-26 04:01:42 PM  
2001-11-26 04:18:39 PM  
Education representatives pushing some stupid agenda... who would have thought?! Someone tell me it isn't true!
2001-11-26 04:24:38 PM  
Sometimes I just want to reach through my monitor and biatch slap someone
2001-11-26 04:25:00 PM  
Having lived in Wilmington for the past fifteen years, I can safely say this is par for the course...
2001-11-26 04:28:07 PM  
I like monkeys
2001-11-26 04:43:24 PM  
Yeah, and those limbless Little People toys encourage kids to go chop off peoples' arms and legs. Let's get rid of them too.
2001-11-26 04:51:34 PM  
Wintermute: i totally agree.
2001-11-26 04:52:30 PM  
It's beyond ridiculous when kids aren't allowed to be kids because a few stupid wankers decide that toy soldiers "reflect stereotyping and violence".

I wonder if they put Barbie dolls in the stereotyping category. And lets not forget Lego. How dangerous and violent are they?
2001-11-26 05:02:24 PM  
Jesus Christ,penalized over 9 green army men,because they might encourage violence and are not enriching.Has it ever occured to the PC Police that not all toys are meant to be enriching?That some are just there for *gasp* fun?And how are army men "stereotyping"?They're motherfarking plastic army men,they're supposed to look and act militaristic.Also,what is with the whole "inclusiveness" thing?I know I don't want(can't) to get along with everyone,and I'm sure everyone has a group of people they can't accept.Like necrophiliacs.And the whole "Don't call illegal aliens illegal aliens because it hurts their feelings" routine is especially asinine.And saying the emotional damage caused feels the same as being a hit and run victim makes it more so.

Political Correctness sucks ass!
2001-11-26 05:04:14 PM  
Anyone else see the link for "ifeminists" on the sidebar?

2001-11-26 05:05:11 PM  
Bumjube-Very violent.
2001-11-26 05:08:39 PM  
That is just pure farking bullshiat. Toy plastic soliders don't make psyco's, I played with toy soliders when I was a young fella, and Im perfectly normal....I let my aggression out in non-damaging ways....like biting the head of chickens!
2001-11-26 05:12:33 PM  
Vouchers. School vouchers. Then you won't have to leave your kids in the charge of people seeking thought-crimes (or maybe you like thought-crime patrols, in which case you could leave your kids to them while those who disagree go elsewhere. Ain't being pro-choice wonderful?)
2001-11-26 05:13:49 PM  
Heh, my wife will love this. So many theoritical early childhood people are so up tight. She has one professor that says that in her class-room she should celebrate all December holidays except Christmas, because the kids are innundated by that holiday anyways and they don't need to learn more. It is bizzarre.
2001-11-26 05:27:14 PM  
At least you can still say pussy on Fark.
2001-11-26 05:43:04 PM  
I really hope we've hit a low point... the only way I can see this getting any worse is if schools are privatized, and then run by all the rich white suburbanites that started this whole farking mess. Thank gods a couple of the schools I went to still had normal people in the faculty...
2001-11-26 06:00:43 PM  
S.T.Pickrell: No, I believe that little green army men are mature enough to be left home alone while their parents are at work
2001-11-26 06:09:11 PM  
the world is populated by idiots. No amoung of Socialization, Political Correctness, Brainwashing, or theoretical jibba jabba will change that.

Idiots will be idiots. It doesn't matter what they are taught.
2001-11-26 07:32:56 PM  

I never had Army Dudes, and I want to kill people anyway. Maybe if I had a Green Army Bazooka Soldier to look up to as a child, I would have become a better person *sob*.
2001-11-26 07:47:18 PM  
Wow asinine is not strong enough for this one.. I can not think of words to describe the nimrods that came up with this... wow
2001-11-26 08:00:47 PM  
hm... yeah, and don't let your kids watch toy story .. the little green army men were even moving around, there (gasp)
2001-11-26 08:04:02 PM  
Get Jesse Helms in there to kick some liberal asses!
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