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Originally posted by reficul
reply to post by thepupils
all i know is that if i raised my hand to my girl,the sh#t would hit the fan! and i expect nothing less!
woman! you have more power than you realize! fight back.
domestic violence is not a joke,and either is racism! i'm sorry if i offended people with my last post,it wasn't intentional,it was to prove a point.
imo,the sign wasn't a good way of dealing with spousal abuse.
bobbit that ass hole!
Originally posted by lordpiney
or how about..."i like my coffee like i like my women...ground up and in the freezer"
Originally posted by reficul
if this is how this woman deals with her old man slapping her around,well,she has issues.
racist my arse! how many years i put up with the english calling me a sheep shagger!
Originally posted by reficul
holy sh#t im the worst person on the planet now because i have an opinion!
i think you shouln't slap yer ole lady around,canadian beer is the best , scottish 'scotch' is the best,stay away from america,and this way off topic post is getting very old quick!
4 pages of replies? seriously! the girl got beat up! does that count??????!!!!!!!
Please accept me apology.....
And as for no decent Domestic English beer I shall refer you too www.goddards-brewery.co.uk... As well as countless other real ales brewed in Britain. i.e. Bombardier or John Smiths. Lager does not represent all Beer boys. Come on, I expected better!
Originally posted by lordnightstalker
This is ridiculous
I'm sorry but 95% of what is called "domestic violence" in America is nothing more than couples fighting, A dude punches a wall :"domestic violence" a guy fights some guy who is buggering his wife "domestic violence" a guy raises his voice" domestic violence
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by beezzer
Hey beez, you are right about Carl being the worst person. Do you know what else he did?
He ate like three donuts of the dozen in the lunchroom, then later, he ate the last one..... and I didn't get one at all. I don't care if he did buy them.
I heard that he beats his wife. (and she's in a wheelchair)
Originally posted by FortAnthem
It was an insensitive sign posted on a chalk board inside a bar. It was only up for about 30 minutes and was taken down as soon as someone complained but, not before someone snapped a pic, posted it on Facebook and started a PR nightmare for the bar owners.
Smith's domestic violence signage stirs social media maelstrom
Last week, Smith’s Restaurant and Lounge, a Rittenhouse eatery, posted a chalkboard beer advertisement that made a pun out of sexual assault. “I like my beer like I like my violence … domestic.” The offensive comment was spotted and photographed by a passerby and uploaded to Philebrity.com. Within hours, a mass response occurred across Facebook. Women Against Abuse picked up the photo and shared it with the tagline “With neighbors like Smith’s, who needs enemies? Let’s stand up to violence, not exploit it.” A series of alarmed responses flooded the comment box, with many readers taking action by calling the establishment or writing letters and emails.
The immediate outcry and overflowing response thanks to social networking was remarkable, but only part of the story. According to Women Against Abuse volunteers, several phone calls to the manager revealed that the sign was actually written by a female employee who had recently been sexually assaulted. The manager told them this was how the female employee was coping. Still, he noted that she had been let go due to the offensive signage.
Apparently, the sign was inspired by the Redneck Randal Meme and was the result of a battered woman's attempt to cope with her situation. She still lost her job over the uproar the sign created.
Now, as a result of a woman's bad judgement and a sign that was up for only 30 minutes, the resturant owners are being forced to repent to women's violence groups.
"It was just a big mess," Barry said today. "Oh God, we're very sorry.
"Now we have a new rule that everything has to be approved before it goes up on the chalk board."
In addition to an apology, Barry said he would personally volunteer at an agency that helps to serve battered women.
Women Against Abuse's Lisitski said a crisis councelor spoke with the woman who had written the sign.
The woman, who she did not identify, is a survivor of domestic abuse, Lisitski said. The councelor offered advice to the sign scribe.
"So in a roundabout way, some good came of it," said the bar manager.
Lisitsky said that any intended irony did not excuse the sign.
"Even though it was written by a survivor, I think it's appaling," Lisitski said. "This is not acceptable."
This just goes to show how a seemingly innocent but, tastless joke can explode into a media firestorm in today's oversensitive and technologically connected world. IMO, the reaction to this went WAY overboard. Sure the sign was tacky and offensive and it should have been taken down immediately but, does it merit all of the condemnation it brought down on the bar owners and the firing of the employee?
How did the world get to the point where everyone is so quick to get offended over everything? It seems to me that there are some people who wake up every day just looking for something to get offended over.
Maybe people need to learn that we are all people and people make mistakes each and every single day of their lives. We need to learn to forgive the errors of others without seeking to crucify them in the public square.
edit on 2/27/12 by FortAnthem because: _________ extra DIV
Originally posted by gwydionblack
Boo hoo. People get butt hurt over freedom of speech. Woe is them and their first world problems.
Over-reaction? You are damn right it is. The woman or the bar weren't PROMOTING domestic violence - they were making a JOKE, a situation that could easily be seen by clicking on ones local internet.
I am so sick and tired of today's world. The moment someone shows a gay character talking with a lisp, they have to make a public apology. The moment you see a black man eating chicken, the NAACP is up your pants. The moment you make a JOKE, your entire livelihood stands on the edge of ruin.
There is freedom of speech FOR A REASON. If you don't like it, then ignore it. You don't go around DEMANDING apologies and threatening people over it. Is it distasteful to some, sure, fine and dandy - but it is their choice to say and express themselves how they want to - and it should be no organizations business to get involved whatsoever.
10 posts before anyone commented on freedom of speech.
Originally posted by Dachende
By the way, did you even read the damn thread ? your /rants are exactly what is wrong with this planet. People need to harden the **** up and get on with life instead of spending time worrying about words and names.