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Dem healthcare bill uses the word retarded?

Isnt that a bit out of date?

http://www.nypost.com/seven/07262009/news/nationalnews/retarded_house_bill_181448.htm

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 6:38 PM on Jul. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Because Obama and his fellow crooks are 'acting stupidly'. He is ignorant and stupid himself. He jokes about The Special Olympics, calls hard-working police officers 'stupid' when he doesn't even know all the facts himself.

    Obama = ignorant, tactless, and doesn't have an ounce of class in his body.


    i mean seriously, he didn't even understand why people we offended after he said the police "acted stupidly", why would he or any of his followers/political friends think the word retarded is bad? ugh.
    thundernlight

    Answer by thundernlight at 6:45 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • I actually have a hard time believing Dems would do this. But if they really have, OMG they have classified themselves as truly IGNORANT.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:06 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • Next week they will release an official press statement that the people complaining about their use of the term is like, totally gay.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:09 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • His true inner character is finally showing to all that bought the hoopla and our liberal focused media who touted his image. Now what are they going to say about him? He was supposed to be the answer to everyone's prayers (not mine).
    cyaburt

    Answer by cyaburt at 7:20 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • Big whoop. It's just a word.

    Where were all you people when Bush was constantly being a moron? Oh wait...defending that it wasn't that bad; mistakes happen.
    roachiesmom

    Answer by roachiesmom at 7:32 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • Big whoop. It's just a word.

    No, it's not. Ignoring that it's politically incorrect, it is also scientifically incorrect and no longer applies to recognized diagnoses. It would be like writing a bill that refers to all Downs patients as mongoloids and all autistics as idiots.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • Carpy..... Are you retarded?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • roachie- so n*gger, w*tback, b*tch, wh*re and cr*cker are all "just words" to you too? Just because theyre "just words" doesnt mean it cannot be offensive.
    BEXi

    Answer by BEXi at 7:45 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • Mental retardation is still listed in DSM-IV
    Diagnostic criteria for Mental Retardation
    (cautionary statement)
    A. Significantly subaverage intellectual functioning: an IQ of approximately 70 or below on an individually administered IQ test (for infants, a clinical judgment of significantly subaverage intellectual functioning).
    B. Concurrent deficits or impairments in present adaptive functioning (i.e., the person's effectiveness in meeting the standards expected for his or her age by his or her cultural group) in at least two of the following areas: communication, self-care, home living, social/interpersonal skills, use of community resources, self-direction, functional academic skills, work, leisure, health, and safety.
    C. The onset is before age 18 years.
    Code based on degree of severity reflecting level of intellectual impairment:

    http://www.behavenet.com/capsules/index.htm
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 7:46 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

  • 317 Mild Mental Retardation: IQ level 50-55 to approximately 70

    318.0 Moderate Mental Retardation: IQ level 35-40 to 50-55

    318.1 Severe Mental Retardation: IQ level 20-25 to 35-40

    318.2 Profound Mental Retardation: IQ level below 20 or 25 319 Mental Retardation, Severity Unspecified: when there is strong presumption of Mental Retardation but the person's intelligence is untestable by standard tests

    Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 7:47 PM on Jul. 26, 2009

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