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09-24-2010, 06:07 AM
They are changing the terminology from “mentally retarded” to "an individual with an intellectual disability."

What is the need for such changes? If the term mentally retarded has some stigma associated with it, isn’t it just a matter of time until the new phrase reaches the same level of stigma?

Political correctness out of control.

The measure, passed by the House by voice vote Wednesday night, changes the phrase "mentally retarded" to "an individual with an intellectual disability" in existing health, education and labor law.

09-24-2010, 06:13 AM
I guess I'm not really PC...When my wife puts on TLC and the 'Little People, Big World' show is on, I always groan and say, 'We aren't going to watch that midget show again, are we?'

I get this--:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Then I just get out the laptop.:cool: Problem solved.

Can't stand Political Correctness or that show regards,

09-24-2010, 10:36 AM
I just wonder how much tax money was spent on special commissions, focus panels, and sub-committee meetings to arrive at this PC conclusion? Talk about retarded.

09-24-2010, 10:46 AM
Talk about retarded.

Dave, I think you meant to say that it was mentally disabilitized.;)

M&K's Retrievers
09-24-2010, 11:37 AM
Dave, I think you meant to say that it was mentally disabilitized.;)

He can say retard. The pres did didn't he?