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  • Bass_Man86
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    Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
    Orwellian correct speak appears again, from the usual suspects of the American Regressive Left ...

    Obama DOJ Bans 'Disparaging' Labels 'Felon,' 'Offender.' Here Are Their PC Replacements.

    Following President Obama's lead, the Department of Justice is continuing its Orwellian scrubbing of the language. Not only is it now calling young criminals "justice-involved youth" (seriously), it's now banning the terms "felon," "convict," and "offender" because they are "disparaging labels." Their replacements: "person who committed a crime" and "individual who was incarcerated."

    The change was proudly announced by Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, head of the Office of Justice programs, in a piece published in The Washington Post Wednesday titled "Justice Dept. Agency To Alter Its Terminology For Relased Convicts, To Ease Reentry." The goal, Mason explains, is to "reduce the psychological barriers to reintergration" for felons and convicts individuals who committed a crime/were incarcerated.

    "[M]any of the formerly incarcerated men, women, and young people I talk with say that no punishment is harsher than being permanently branded a 'felon' or 'offender,'" she writes. "The labels we affix to those who have served time can drain their sense of self-worth and perpetuate a cycle of crime, the very thing reentry programs are designed to prevent."
    ...
    http://www.dailywire.com/news/5476/o...mpaign=dwbrand

    Well, I am good with "anti-social ******* that cannot be trusted as far as he/she can be thrown."

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  • Grognard Gunny
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    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
    How about "jail bird" or "jail bait"?

    What next? Change prison and pen to boys camp?
    I always liked the one that the guy used in "Hill Street Blues" (Remember that?) ; DIRTBAG!

    GG

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    Much simpler here

    Has been a guest of the Queen for the last 5 years
    The kind of "Queens" we have give that a whole new meaning...

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  • MarkV
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    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    I'd say the politically correct version would be

    1. Spent the last 5 years developing his pecs and abs.
    2. Spent the last 5 years working on the perfect tan.
    3. Spent the last 5 years social networking with peers in a closed environment.
    4. Spent the last 5 years sampling service industry employment as an intern under professional supervision.
    5. Spent the last 5 years in an alternate lifestyle environment.

    That more politically correct?
    Much simpler here

    Has been a guest of the Queen for the last 5 years

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
    Don't forget "Correctional Center," the name appended to all state prisons in Michigan and elsewhere.
    Yeah...and "Department of Corrections" instead of State Prison System. Wardens are now "Superintendents", and guards are "correctional officers".

    I can't remember whose quote it was, but something about "when lunatics run the asylum".

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Salinator View Post
    None of those are PC correct.

    I believe "Socially Unique" should cover just about everyone.
    "Socially challenged" might be more accurate...or we could just call them all "politicians" since they share the majority of the same traits...

    Wait! I know...let's call them ..."Clintons"!

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  • SRV Ron
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    Don't forget "Correctional Center," the name appended to all state prisons in Michigan and elsewhere.

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  • 101combatvet
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    Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
    Methinks democratic voter fits the bill...
    Yup, gotta get the vote at any cost even if it means destroying the country to do so.

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  • Bwaha
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    Methinks democratic voter fits the bill...

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    Originally posted by Salinator View Post
    None of those are PC correct.

    I believe "Socially Unique" should cover just about everyone.
    I'd say the politically correct version would be

    1. Spent the last 5 years developing his pecs and abs.
    2. Spent the last 5 years working on the perfect tan.
    3. Spent the last 5 years social networking with peers in a closed environment.
    4. Spent the last 5 years sampling service industry employment as an intern under professional supervision.
    5. Spent the last 5 years in an alternate lifestyle environment.

    That more politically correct?

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  • Salinator
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    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
    I suggest the following list be substituted for released offenders:

    1. Loser
    2. Idiot
    3. Miscreant
    4. Sociopath
    5. Violent incompetent
    6. Gangster
    7. Substance abuser

    I'm sure I could add to that list easily. However, it fits maybe 90% of the trash being released from serious prison time.
    None of those are PC correct.

    I believe "Socially Unique" should cover just about everyone.

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    I suggest the following list be substituted for released offenders:

    1. Loser
    2. Idiot
    3. Miscreant
    4. Sociopath
    5. Violent incompetent
    6. Gangster
    7. Substance abuser

    I'm sure I could add to that list easily. However, it fits maybe 90% of the trash being released from serious prison time.

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  • 101combatvet
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    Originally posted by G David Bock View Post
    Orwellian correct speak appears again, from the usual suspects of the American Regressive Left ...

    Obama DOJ Bans 'Disparaging' Labels 'Felon,' 'Offender.' Here Are Their PC Replacements.

    Following President Obama's lead, the Department of Justice is continuing its Orwellian scrubbing of the language. Not only is it now calling young criminals "justice-involved youth" (seriously), it's now banning the terms "felon," "convict," and "offender" because they are "disparaging labels." Their replacements: "person who committed a crime" and "individual who was incarcerated."

    The change was proudly announced by Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, head of the Office of Justice programs, in a piece published in The Washington Post Wednesday titled "Justice Dept. Agency To Alter Its Terminology For Relased Convicts, To Ease Reentry." The goal, Mason explains, is to "reduce the psychological barriers to reintergration" for felons and convicts individuals who committed a crime/were incarcerated.

    "[M]any of the formerly incarcerated men, women, and young people I talk with say that no punishment is harsher than being permanently branded a 'felon' or 'offender,'" she writes. "The labels we affix to those who have served time can drain their sense of self-worth and perpetuate a cycle of crime, the very thing reentry programs are designed to prevent."
    ...
    http://www.dailywire.com/news/5476/o...mpaign=dwbrand

    And just before Hillary gets sentenced.... wonderful!

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  • Pirateship1982
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    Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
    One of the challenges in education is making sure you use the right title as to ensure you don't offend the people who actually make things happen, or not happen, on campus:

    * Para, not teacher's aide
    * Custodian, not janitor
    * Cook-Cashier, not lunch lady
    * Still torn: I think its okay to say secretary instead of administrative assistant

    Oddly enough, students are still students and teachers are still teachers. I'm okay with that.
    Church can do it too. Depending on your denomination a janitor might get the title of sexton.

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  • Grognard Gunny
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    Aha! I KNEW there was an effort to get some more Dumbocratic Voters in there!

    GG

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