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Wis. candidate can't use controversial description

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" A legislative candidate from Wisconsin can't use a profane, racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot, an election oversight board decided Wednesday.

Ieshuh Griffin, an independent running for a downtown Milwaukee seat in the state Assembly, wants to use the phrase, 'NOT the 'whiteman's b----.''

But the state's Government Accountability Board voted to bar that wording, agreeing with a staff recommendation that it is pejorative and therefore not allowed."

Should this be allowed? I agree with a point made in the article. If a white person stated, 'NOT the 'blackman's b----.'', there would be no question of its racial content.

Wis. candidate can't use controversial description - Yahoo! News
 

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" A legislative candidate from Wisconsin can't use a profane, racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot, an election oversight board decided Wednesday.

Ieshuh Griffin, an independent running for a downtown Milwaukee seat in the state Assembly, wants to use the phrase, 'NOT the 'whiteman's b----.''

But the state's Government Accountability Board voted to bar that wording, agreeing with a staff recommendation that it is pejorative and therefore not allowed."

Should this be allowed? I agree with a point made in the article. If a white person stated, 'NOT the 'blackman's b----.'', there would be no question of its racial content.

Wis. candidate can't use controversial description - Yahoo! News
Let her use it, it's a sign that she is a true dumb ass.
 

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That's America for ya'. Somebody's always trying to push the envelope. No, I don't think it should be allowed.

But here's what I find amazing....there were five judges involved; should have been six, but one was absent. She needed 4 votes for the wording to remain. She got three. Here was the reasoning of the three that said it should be allowed:

Board member Thomas Cane, a retired state appeals court judge, said he didn't find the wording to be "particularly offensive."
Fellow board member Thomas Barland, who spent 33 years as a circuit court judge in Eau Claire, agreed. "She says a lot in five words," he said. "It wasn't pornographic, it wasn't obscene and I didn't interpret it as racial."Judge Gordon Myse, the board chairman, cast the third vote in favor of Griffin. "Isn't she saying, 'I'm not under the white man's direction? I'm independent of that.' Isn't that what she's saying?" Myse said.
No wonder our legal system is so screwed up.
 

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What a moron.

I also think it begs the question - if she's 'NOT the white man's bitch', then whose bitch is she? Don't leave us hangin', Ms. Griffin!
 

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Black people from Wisconsin are scary. Is that a ****ing weave?

 
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If pejorative's are not allowed, they are not allowed. In some ways I agree with HG though, I would love to see him use it and look like an ass doing so.
 

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" A legislative candidate from Wisconsin can't use a profane, racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot, an election oversight board decided Wednesday.

Ieshuh Griffin, an independent running for a downtown Milwaukee seat in the state Assembly, wants to use the phrase, 'NOT the 'whiteman's b----.''

But the state's Government Accountability Board voted to bar that wording, agreeing with a staff recommendation that it is pejorative and therefore not allowed."

Should this be allowed? I agree with a point made in the article. If a white person stated, 'NOT the 'blackman's b----.'', there would be no question of its racial content.

Wis. candidate can't use controversial description - Yahoo! News
I think it should be allowed, so as to make it very clear to anyone with half a brain that this person is a joke. If she isn't allowed to use that wording, she might accidentally get elected, because people won't know any better. Look at that clown in South Carolina.
 

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If pejorative's are not allowed, they are not allowed. In some ways I agree with HG though, I would love to see him use it and look like an ass doing so.
It's a her.
 

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" A legislative candidate from Wisconsin can't use a profane, racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot, an election oversight board decided Wednesday.

Ieshuh Griffin, an independent running for a downtown Milwaukee seat in the state Assembly, wants to use the phrase, 'NOT the 'whiteman's b----.''

But the state's Government Accountability Board voted to bar that wording, agreeing with a staff recommendation that it is pejorative and therefore not allowed."

Should this be allowed? I agree with a point made in the article. If a white person stated, 'NOT the 'blackman's b----.'', there would be no question of its racial content.

Wis. candidate can't use controversial description - Yahoo! News
i say allow it.....she's making herself clear, and no one in the state assembly would work with her if by chance she got elected. the people in that district would get exactly what they voted for.
 

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Well there's a winning strategy. :lol:
seemed to be one that allowed her to garner the signatures required to appear on the ballot

yet another instance of nanny government protecting us from ourselves
 

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seemed to be one that allowed her to garner the signatures required to appear on the ballot

yet another instance of nanny government protecting us from ourselves



yeas, no "white mans bitch" and "health care for all" true dat.
 

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*Warning*

This thread is a semantics only, no meat, slightly race related issue.

*That is all*
 

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Next she can can put up campaign signs with the slogan, "DON'T VOTE FOR ME"
 

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Next she can can put up campaign signs with the slogan, "DON'T VOTE FOR ME"
New slogan: I am not white man's bitch, but I am a media whore. :mrgreen:
 
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