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    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.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100923/...disabilities_1
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    Article [I.]
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Article [II.]
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    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--

    Then I just get out the laptop. Problem solved.


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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Talk about retarded.
    Dave, I think you meant to say that it was mentally disabilitized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducknwork View Post
    Dave, I think you meant to say that it was mentally disabilitized.
    He can say retard. The pres did didn't he?
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