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What is the Worst Politically Correct Thing......................to You?

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What is the worst politically correct thing to you?


Mine is still people calling Easter eggs "Spring Eggs".............................Yet, they still do it on Easter, not March 21st.

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by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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Bookwormy
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM
According to my reading of the EEOC when my request for Jewish High Holidays (Holy Days) was not approved, all religious holidays at employers with at least 25 FT employees are legal holidays.

I work at a 24-7 medical model company now. (Different empoyer than above!). They give no holiday leave & all employees must use PTO for *all* holidays. I worked all of Thanksgiving week & plan to do the same Christmas week. I'm saving PTO for vacation after my father's 4.5mo dying & week of demise & shivah.

So, to answer your question, both can be legal holidays. I'm surprised you didn't know all that, but it is easier when you are Christian.


Quoting Ednarooni160:



Quoting blues_pagan:

Well that is nice and all but I don't celebrate Christmas, I celebrate Yule which just so happens to fall on Dec. 21st this year.  So no, Jesus isn't the reason for my season.  

So once again, why is it offensive to you that I choose to wish people a Happy Holidays since there happens to be more than just Christmas celebrated within this month.

Quoting Debrowsky:

by removing Christmas trees and poo-pooing the use of Merry Christmas when it is deliberatly used for
CHRISTMAS - the birth of Jesus.   gee, there seems to be a circle of thought here that isn't being caught.

Perhaps this belongs over on the thread where critical thinking is missing with liberals.  oh, my bad.


Quoting blues_pagan:

How is it offensive to tell someone Happy Holidays?  Especially if you don't celebrate Christmas?

Quoting Debrowsky:



Quoting mikiemom:

The thing I can't stand is when someone tries to say they hate being politically correct as an excuse to be an asshole. Such as is the case as screaming Merry Christmas to someone who tells you happy holidays. Or using racial slurs and calling it funny.

ya because in that high and mighty quest to be so politically correct, you stomp all over common sense and rational and offend people anyway.   whoopee!




Is the 21st a legal holiday or the 25th..


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Bookwormy
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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Oh, that's so funny, cause I thought that Oil Is the Reason For the Season!


Quoting Ednarooni160:



Quoting blues_pagan:

I am not stopping you from doing it I am just wondering why it is that you (general you) get so offended when a business request that their employees be all inclusive when they ask for them to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "merry Christmas".  

Is it so important for people to have their faith affirmed in the use of Merry Christmas over Happy Holidays?

Quoting Debrowsky:

Once again.... you go right ahead..... but don't stop the rest of us from saying Merry Christmas for the event that it is actually pertaining to, so yes, Jesus is the reason for C H R I S T M A S .


Quoting blues_pagan:

Well that is nice and all but I don't celebrate Christmas, I celebrate Yule which just so happens to fall on Dec. 21st this year.  So no, Jesus isn't the reason for my season.  

So once again, why is it offensive to you that I choose to wish people a Happy Holidays since there happens to be more than just Christmas celebrated within this month.

Quoting Debrowsky:

by removing Christmas trees and poo-pooing the use of Merry Christmas when it is deliberatly used for
CHRISTMAS - the birth of Jesus.   gee, there seems to be a circle of thought here that isn't being caught.

Perhaps this belongs over on the thread where critical thinking is missing with liberals.  oh, my bad.


Quoting blues_pagan:

How is it offensive to tell someone Happy Holidays?  Especially if you don't celebrate Christmas?

Quoting Debrowsky:



Quoting mikiemom:

The thing I can't stand is when someone tries to say they hate being politically correct as an excuse to be an asshole. Such as is the case as screaming Merry Christmas to someone who tells you happy holidays. Or using racial slurs and calling it funny.

ya because in that high and mighty quest to be so politically correct, you stomp all over common sense and rational and offend people anyway.   whoopee!






For many Jesus IS the reason for the season..so  yes..yes it is..


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imamomzilla
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 12:10 AM

 How is your "right" to celebrate (*insert whatever it is you worship-spaghetti creatures, unicorns, hobbits, trolls, etc*) being infringed upon? Who is stopping you from enjoying the usual sights and sounds?

You ever hear of traditions? Look, the majority of people find comfort in familiar things and memories.

The whiny minority needs to stop moaning about everything. News flash! The universe doesn't revolve around YOU (general you). Deal with it.

Quoting Friday:


Quoting Bookwormy:

The difference is that minorities are no longer satisfied to simply blend in to the majority, to finally have equal rights, or to allow the Establishment Clause to be violated. The minority now wants to celebrate diversity, which is certainly its right in the US, to make sure the Constitution is upheld, even the Establishment Clause, etc. Of course, you are in the majority, but I'm unclear what you are defending. No one will take away your being the majority in the US, though in the world, I think you aren't any longer. Diversity is here to stay, however. It is the US way now, as uncomfortable as that may be for you. Do you mean Christmas in the Square? Well, that may or may not survive. I know not. Again, may you find peace on this obviously rocky path of change.


Quoting Debrowsky:

No I was not inferring you to be an immigrant, but simply making a point of that for all those who come here from other countries.  melting pot, tossed salad, it all means the same thing in this discussion.  It's a merging and mixing together of people.  Our cities and towns are still predominantly filled with churches of the Christian religion.  Homes and businesses still honor this traditional holiday of Dec. 25 as Jesus birth.  It is undeniable to recognize this everywhere.  So yes, I think it quite normal and reasonable for us in the majority to hold onto our traditions and heritage, just as any other people of their own countries do when you live there.   You bet I will stand up and defend it, and hopefully my children and grandchildren will do the same.


Quoting Bookwormy:

I'm not an immigrant to the US. I'm not sure if you were implying that or not.



I don't believe that we're a melting pot. I think that you live with the myth that we are still a melting pot and will simply fall in line with the majority. In actuality for many years now we've been experiencing a great paradigm shift from melting pot to tossed salad. Simple equality isn't good enough any longer. Celebrating our unique diversity is where its at now. Change is always very difficult. And this is a *huge* change. I empathize with your great discomfort & hope you can find peace on your path during this ongoing but definite transition.





Quoting Debrowsky:

And exactly how do you know what I do or not say to people in public?  Putting aside your erroneous assumptions of me, I would like to add that as far back as I can remember, the public market square has always decked itself out for the honoring of Dec. 25, a national day commemorating the birth of Christ.  The acceptable and common practice has always been to wish someone a Merry Christmas because of the affore mentioned practice. 
Being born and raised in America, one knows this.  Immigrating here from a country who doesn't know of America's Christian heritage, may understandably be uncomfortable, but should be respective of our historical Christian Heritage, evidenced in our songs, holidays, currency, etc., and in my opinion should not insist on the country to change it's cultural practices for their sake.  I lived in Japan for almost 4 years, and I didn't attempt to stop them from their public displays of beliefs and practices associated with their religions.   In fact, if one traveled around the military bases, the local residents would adorn their stores with Christmas decorations and greet us with Merry Christmas- which is more than what I hear now in my own country.   This is sad.

You can have your opinion that because we are a melting pot of diverse religions at this point, we should neutralize and change our heritage.   I stand with those who wish to keep our Christian Heritage strong, as it still identifies the majority of the people.  Seems quite reasonable to me.   I, personally am not offended at someone saying Happy Holidays to me, one bit.   But I am troubled when anti-Chritmasers wish to remove and silence the majority of our culture. 



Quoting Bookwormy:

So it *is* offensive to unknowingly tell a Christian Happy Holy Days, but it *isn't* offensive to unknowingly tell a non-Christian Merry Birth of My, but Not Your, G-d? And there's critical thinking displayed here how? Looks like hypocricy at best to me!





If I know you're Christian, I say Merry Christmas. If you know I'm Jewish I expext you to say Happy Chanukah, or Hanukkah.








Quoting Debrowsky:

by removing Christmas trees and poo-pooing the use of Merry Christmas when it is deliberatly used for
CHRISTMAS - the birth of Jesus.   gee, there seems to be a circle of thought here that isn't being caught.

Perhaps this belongs over on the thread where critical thinking is missing with liberals.  oh, my bad.




Quoting blues_pagan:

How is it offensive to tell someone Happy Holidays?  Especially if you don't celebrate Christmas?

Quoting Debrowsky:

 




Quoting mikiemom:

The thing I can't stand is when someone tries to say they hate being politically correct as an excuse to be an asshole. Such as is the case as screaming Merry Christmas to someone who tells you happy holidays. Or using racial slurs and calling it funny.

ya because in that high and mighty quest to be so politically correct, you stomp all over common sense and rational and offend people anyway.   whoopee!


 




 



 


Exactly. The minority wants the same rights and acceptance as the majority and many in the majority seem to think the minority should shut up, stay in the closet and be happy we are allowed to exist here at all. Anything that's not directly related to or endorsing Christmas is seen as this so called war on Christmas. That's what happens when one group is so privileged for so long they see anything not supporting that privilege as an attack.

 

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mikiemom
by Silver Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:49 AM

what if christianity was the minority, they certainly are the most whiny of the bunch, they are the ones who need to understand their religious symbols are not appropriate in public.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 How is your "right" to celebrate (*insert whatever it is you worship-spaghetti creatures, unicorns, hobbits, trolls, etc*) being infringed upon? Who is stopping you from enjoying the usual sights and sounds?

You ever hear of traditions? Look, the majority of people find comfort in familiar things and memories.

The whiny minority needs to stop moaning about everything. News flash! The universe doesn't revolve around YOU (general you). Deal with it.

Quoting Friday:


Quoting Bookwormy:

The difference is that minorities are no longer satisfied to simply blend in to the majority, to finally have equal rights, or to allow the Establishment Clause to be violated. The minority now wants to celebrate diversity, which is certainly its right in the US, to make sure the Constitution is upheld, even the Establishment Clause, etc. Of course, you are in the majority, but I'm unclear what you are defending. No one will take away your being the majority in the US, though in the world, I think you aren't any longer. Diversity is here to stay, however. It is the US way now, as uncomfortable as that may be for you. Do you mean Christmas in the Square? Well, that may or may not survive. I know not. Again, may you find peace on this obviously rocky path of change.


Quoting Debrowsky:

No I was not inferring you to be an immigrant, but simply making a point of that for all those who come here from other countries.  melting pot, tossed salad, it all means the same thing in this discussion.  It's a merging and mixing together of people.  Our cities and towns are still predominantly filled with churches of the Christian religion.  Homes and businesses still honor this traditional holiday of Dec. 25 as Jesus birth.  It is undeniable to recognize this everywhere.  So yes, I think it quite normal and reasonable for us in the majority to hold onto our traditions and heritage, just as any other people of their own countries do when you live there.   You bet I will stand up and defend it, and hopefully my children and grandchildren will do the same.


Quoting Bookwormy:

I'm not an immigrant to the US. I'm not sure if you were implying that or not.



I don't believe that we're a melting pot. I think that you live with the myth that we are still a melting pot and will simply fall in line with the majority. In actuality for many years now we've been experiencing a great paradigm shift from melting pot to tossed salad. Simple equality isn't good enough any longer. Celebrating our unique diversity is where its at now. Change is always very difficult. And this is a *huge* change. I empathize with your great discomfort & hope you can find peace on your path during this ongoing but definite transition.





Quoting Debrowsky:

And exactly how do you know what I do or not say to people in public?  Putting aside your erroneous assumptions of me, I would like to add that as far back as I can remember, the public market square has always decked itself out for the honoring of Dec. 25, a national day commemorating the birth of Christ.  The acceptable and common practice has always been to wish someone a Merry Christmas because of the affore mentioned practice. 
Being born and raised in America, one knows this.  Immigrating here from a country who doesn't know of America's Christian heritage, may understandably be uncomfortable, but should be respective of our historical Christian Heritage, evidenced in our songs, holidays, currency, etc., and in my opinion should not insist on the country to change it's cultural practices for their sake.  I lived in Japan for almost 4 years, and I didn't attempt to stop them from their public displays of beliefs and practices associated with their religions.   In fact, if one traveled around the military bases, the local residents would adorn their stores with Christmas decorations and greet us with Merry Christmas- which is more than what I hear now in my own country.   This is sad.

You can have your opinion that because we are a melting pot of diverse religions at this point, we should neutralize and change our heritage.   I stand with those who wish to keep our Christian Heritage strong, as it still identifies the majority of the people.  Seems quite reasonable to me.   I, personally am not offended at someone saying Happy Holidays to me, one bit.   But I am troubled when anti-Chritmasers wish to remove and silence the majority of our culture. 



Quoting Bookwormy:

So it *is* offensive to unknowingly tell a Christian Happy Holy Days, but it *isn't* offensive to unknowingly tell a non-Christian Merry Birth of My, but Not Your, G-d? And there's critical thinking displayed here how? Looks like hypocricy at best to me!





If I know you're Christian, I say Merry Christmas. If you know I'm Jewish I expext you to say Happy Chanukah, or Hanukkah.








Quoting Debrowsky:

by removing Christmas trees and poo-pooing the use of Merry Christmas when it is deliberatly used for
CHRISTMAS - the birth of Jesus.   gee, there seems to be a circle of thought here that isn't being caught.

Perhaps this belongs over on the thread where critical thinking is missing with liberals.  oh, my bad.




Quoting blues_pagan:

How is it offensive to tell someone Happy Holidays?  Especially if you don't celebrate Christmas?

Quoting Debrowsky:

 




Quoting mikiemom:

The thing I can't stand is when someone tries to say they hate being politically correct as an excuse to be an asshole. Such as is the case as screaming Merry Christmas to someone who tells you happy holidays. Or using racial slurs and calling it funny.

ya because in that high and mighty quest to be so politically correct, you stomp all over common sense and rational and offend people anyway.   whoopee!


 




 



 


Exactly. The minority wants the same rights and acceptance as the majority and many in the majority seem to think the minority should shut up, stay in the closet and be happy we are allowed to exist here at all. Anything that's not directly related to or endorsing Christmas is seen as this so called war on Christmas. That's what happens when one group is so privileged for so long they see anything not supporting that privilege as an attack.

 


blues_pagan
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:53 AM

No, the "Christmas" Tree was originally a Yule tree...a way to celebrate the winter solstice

Quoting Redwall:

Calling Christmas trees "holiday" trees.  The holiday IS Christmas!


Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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 And here I thought you understood the concept of "tyranny of the majority." LOL. You funny.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 How is your "right" to celebrate (*insert whatever it is you worship-spaghetti creatures, unicorns, hobbits, trolls, etc*) being infringed upon? Who is stopping you from enjoying the usual sights and sounds?

You ever hear of traditions? Look, the majority of people find comfort in familiar things and memories.

The whiny minority needs to stop moaning about everything. News flash! The universe doesn't revolve around YOU (general you). Deal with it.

.

 

 

Kmary
by Bronze Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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I don't mind legitimate politically correct wording, but what I can't stand is when words are used correctly, but because they're normally "taboo" it makes the speaker seem like an ignorant, insensitive jerk.  Let me think of an example...

A big one is the inability to distinguish between words that are racial (of or pertaining to race) and racist (thinking that one race is superior to another).  An example would be like a statistic...statistically, African American women have a higher rate of teenage pregnancy than White women.  It's a simple statement of fact.  It does not criticize one group over another, nor does it even attempt to explain why that might be.  It is simply a statement of factual numbers.  But in our day of political correctness, a lot of people would be criticized just for uttering it.  It' so silly and really inhibits our ability to have important discussions about certain topics.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Dec. 8, 2012 at 9:15 AM


Quoting Bookwormy:

According to my reading of the EEOC when my request for Jewish High Holidays (Holy Days) was not approved, all religious holidays at employers with at least 25 FT employees are legal holidays.

I work at a 24-7 medical model company now. (Different empoyer than above!). They give no holiday leave & all employees must use PTO for *all* holidays. I worked all of Thanksgiving week & plan to do the same Christmas week. I'm saving PTO for vacation after my father's 4.5mo dying & week of demise & shivah.

So, to answer your question, both can be legal holidays. I'm surprised you didn't know all that, but it is easier when you are Christian.


Quoting Ednarooni160:



Quoting blues_pagan:

Well that is nice and all but I don't celebrate Christmas, I celebrate Yule which just so happens to fall on Dec. 21st this year.  So no, Jesus isn't the reason for my season.  

So once again, why is it offensive to you that I choose to wish people a Happy Holidays since there happens to be more than just Christmas celebrated within this month.

Quoting Debrowsky:

by removing Christmas trees and poo-pooing the use of Merry Christmas when it is deliberatly used for
CHRISTMAS - the birth of Jesus.   gee, there seems to be a circle of thought here that isn't being caught.

Perhaps this belongs over on the thread where critical thinking is missing with liberals.  oh, my bad.


Quoting blues_pagan:

How is it offensive to tell someone Happy Holidays?  Especially if you don't celebrate Christmas?

Quoting Debrowsky:



Quoting mikiemom:

The thing I can't stand is when someone tries to say they hate being politically correct as an excuse to be an asshole. Such as is the case as screaming Merry Christmas to someone who tells you happy holidays. Or using racial slurs and calling it funny.

ya because in that high and mighty quest to be so politically correct, you stomp all over common sense and rational and offend people anyway.   whoopee!




Is the 21st a legal holiday or the 25th..


So..all banks are closed on the 21st...the post office...etc..etc..? Don't think so..but in any case "have" a wonderful vacation and very sorry to hear about your father. I'll pass over the Christian dig..

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Dec. 8, 2012 at 9:16 AM


Quoting Bookwormy:

Oh, that's so funny, cause I thought that Oil Is the Reason For the Season!


Quoting Ednarooni160:



Quoting blues_pagan:

I am not stopping you from doing it I am just wondering why it is that you (general you) get so offended when a business request that their employees be all inclusive when they ask for them to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "merry Christmas".  

Is it so important for people to have their faith affirmed in the use of Merry Christmas over Happy Holidays?

Quoting Debrowsky:

Once again.... you go right ahead..... but don't stop the rest of us from saying Merry Christmas for the event that it is actually pertaining to, so yes, Jesus is the reason for C H R I S T M A S .


Quoting blues_pagan:

Well that is nice and all but I don't celebrate Christmas, I celebrate Yule which just so happens to fall on Dec. 21st this year.  So no, Jesus isn't the reason for my season.  

So once again, why is it offensive to you that I choose to wish people a Happy Holidays since there happens to be more than just Christmas celebrated within this month.

Quoting Debrowsky:

by removing Christmas trees and poo-pooing the use of Merry Christmas when it is deliberatly used for
CHRISTMAS - the birth of Jesus.   gee, there seems to be a circle of thought here that isn't being caught.

Perhaps this belongs over on the thread where critical thinking is missing with liberals.  oh, my bad.


Quoting blues_pagan:

How is it offensive to tell someone Happy Holidays?  Especially if you don't celebrate Christmas?

Quoting Debrowsky:



Quoting mikiemom:

The thing I can't stand is when someone tries to say they hate being politically correct as an excuse to be an asshole. Such as is the case as screaming Merry Christmas to someone who tells you happy holidays. Or using racial slurs and calling it funny.

ya because in that high and mighty quest to be so politically correct, you stomp all over common sense and rational and offend people anyway.   whoopee!






For many Jesus IS the reason for the season..so  yes..yes it is..


You "do" need a vacation..

Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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 Well, Edna, you have just proven that you are completely clueless. What an ignorant thing to say.

Quoting Ednarooni160:

 

Quoting Bookwormy:

Oh, that's so funny, cause I thought that Oil Is the Reason For the Season!


Quoting Ednarooni160:

 


Quoting blues_pagan:

I am not stopping you from doing it I am just wondering why it is that you (general you) get so offended when a business request that their employees be all inclusive when they ask for them to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "merry Christmas".  

Is it so important for people to have their faith affirmed in the use of Merry Christmas over Happy Holidays?

Quoting Debrowsky:

Once again.... you go right ahead..... but don't stop the rest of us from saying Merry Christmas for the event that it is actually pertaining to, so yes, Jesus is the reason for C H R I S T M A S .


Quoting blues_pagan:

Well that is nice and all but I don't celebrate Christmas, I celebrate Yule which just so happens to fall on Dec. 21st this year.  So no, Jesus isn't the reason for my season.  

So once again, why is it offensive to you that I choose to wish people a Happy Holidays since there happens to be more than just Christmas celebrated within this month.

Quoting Debrowsky:

by removing Christmas trees and poo-pooing the use of Merry Christmas when it is deliberatly used for
CHRISTMAS - the birth of Jesus.   gee, there seems to be a circle of thought here that isn't being caught.

Perhaps this belongs over on the thread where critical thinking is missing with liberals.  oh, my bad.


Quoting blues_pagan:

How is it offensive to tell someone Happy Holidays?  Especially if you don't celebrate Christmas?

Quoting Debrowsky:

 


Quoting mikiemom:

The thing I can't stand is when someone tries to say they hate being politically correct as an excuse to be an asshole. Such as is the case as screaming Merry Christmas to someone who tells you happy holidays. Or using racial slurs and calling it funny.

ya because in that high and mighty quest to be so politically correct, you stomp all over common sense and rational and offend people anyway.   whoopee!


 


 


For many Jesus IS the reason for the season..so  yes..yes it is..


You "do" need a vacation..

 

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