Anybody else think this is getting a little ridiculous?

BOSTON (FOX25, myfoxboston) – Friends of the intellectually disabled are pushing to ban the word “retard” in Massachusetts.

Today, soldiers of the Anti-R Movement will stage a pledge drive at the State House.

They’ll be collecting signatures from those who want the word removed from everyday speech.

On Wednesday, students plan to hold an anti-r word rally at Winthrop High School.

This comes several months after White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used the offensive word to describe an ad campaign proposed by liberal allies.

How silly. A ban on “retard” would have serious consequences on safety charts:


On products we use:


On engine diagrams:


On gauges:


Certain foreign films would have to be banned:


And of course Rahm Emanuel would have to be banned (there’s an upside to every ban, I suppose):


The example below is a little too close for comfort as well, so the soldiers of the anti-R movement may soon be lobbying to have this removed from all public schools:



5 Responses to “Rally in Massachusetts to Ban Word ‘Retard’”

  1. Scott B on March 1st, 2010 8:57 pm

    Ok, I'll say it. These people in Massachusetts are retarded.

    After voting in Senator Brown, I thought they were going in the right direction, but now…

  2. Rick on March 1st, 2010 8:50 pm

    Thanks for the vewy clever examples of verbal abuse.

    Anti-R bans…retard today,republican tomorrow!

    Liberals gripe all day as they ban away.No free speech for you! Who sez Liberalism is a mental disorder?

  3. Oh goody, let’s ban the word “retard” now! « The Daley Gator on March 1st, 2010 11:28 pm

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  4. Doug on March 2nd, 2010 2:41 am

    I know that some might say that it was Sarah Palin who got all this anti-"retard" stuff started with her criticism of Rahm Emanuel, but she never said the word should be banned. It's getting stupid now. Notice I didn't say it's getting… nevermind.

  5. classicfilm on March 2nd, 2010 9:53 pm

    Maybe Massachusetts would consider banning the word "Rahm." Or "booger" – I've always hated that nasty word, too.

    One can only hope…

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