Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Fallout from the Imus Controversy

There will only be 49 contestants in the
Miss America Contest
this year because no one wants to wear
the banner that says,

IDAHO

I've had about all I can take of this freedom of speech snatching. Imus screwed up but it's not the end of the freakin world! Have you noticed how one-damned-sided this "being politically correct" thing has become? If you're going to fire a man for his mouth over-riding his butt, then get rid of all the Rappers who actually put some THOUGHT into their totally non-politically correct lyrics.

You don't have to listen to something you don't want to hear. There is a switch that says OFF as well as the ON, so USE it.

They'll be burning books next.

11 comments:

Brent said...

Brenda, sorry...I saw your message to me on gmail after you had left. I had the volume turned down and was leaving a message to a friend of mine who is in cancer treatment. He's in Omaha getting a stem cell transplant. Anyway, I apologize. I wasn't ignoring you. I hope everything is going well down south!!

Mary Lou said...

LOLOLOL IDAHO LOLOLOLOLOL

Tiff said...

IDAHO..hahah!

I agree about how "politically correct" can all to often be onesided. So sad...

Virginia Gal said...

Totally unrelated to this post..but have you sent your grand kids pics to the Ellen Show yet? I'm telling you Brenda, she would totally pick them...she loves cute kid pictures and you're grandkids are a ten on the cuteness factor!

Anonymous said...

Imus is gone because he degraded and insulted some fairly bright college girls. Good riddance! I can't imagine anyone being entertained by that ugly old creep who is not especially smart, insightful, nor interesting. Unfortunately for all of us, he'll be back. There's always a market for shit. Consider Rush Limbaugh.

But get back to what Imus said. He called a bunch of nice women "Hos". Did he mean they were whores? No, he didn't mean anything of the sort. With most things Imus, it was meant to show how cool he was, talking all ghetto-like. Who cares if he's calling my sister or daughter a Black whore. He was just being cute.

Good riddance. And political correctness had nothing to do with it. He was crude and vulgar and attacked innocent college kids. His sponsors started pulling out. Rule One of Free Speech: Don't scare your sponsors.

Houston

CabinWriter-- said...

I agree with you about Imus, if you know how to change stations, do so. I'm not fond of him, but his words aren't half as bad as those of rappers, who continue to sell their music despite this dispute. He only needed a "rap" on the knuckles, if other areas aren't going to be investigated. As you say, "They'll be burning books next."

cassie-b said...

If people need to be "politically correct", then ALL people need to be "politically correct".

Sally said...

Actually, I'd never even heard of the man until that came up. I'm with you, Ms. Brenda, turn it off. I don't turn it on, or rap music (hurts my head). But, to each is his own.

About burning books - I think you have something there. Look at all the books that have been banned from public education already, including the Bible. We're in sad shape.

Cindra said...

Sometimes (as with rap music) I think it has to be more than turning it off or changing stations. There is an attitude that comes with it that is degrading and invasive. But, then parents must be parents and be responsible and monitor their children and that doesn't seem to happen anymore either. The one good thing that came out of this was Oprah's show (and I am not always a fan) but, she had the black community speaking with the rap community and backing them to the wall. I have become a fan of Jason Whitlock. It was a good show and showed me they don't like the words and actions anymore than I do. Let's get a change in attitude... positive and complimentary might be a nice change of pace. ???

kaliblue said...

Brenda,
I so agree with you. I couldn't stand Imus, BUT I've heard a lot more bad things from other folks that get away with soo much more than the stupid remarks Imus has said. And as for the anonymous person who commited above. It has EVERYTHING to do with political correctness,Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton. BTW I refuse to call these 2 Reverends, because that they are not..
Hope you have a wonderful evening :-).

AndiePandie said...

Can't stand PC bullshit. But I know you knew that. ;)