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freightdawg BS: Pimpin' Chelsea (67* d) RE: BS: Pimpin' Chelsea 09 Feb 08

What's going on in America? I thought we had a guaranteed freedom of speech, a freedom that cannot be abridged in any way, so long as that speech does not incite violence or is in itself considered violence. Describing the Hillary/Chelsea relationship as "pimping" hardly crosses any line. It doesn't even get close to the line. You can't even see the line from that comment.

Making a comment about a senator pimping out her daughter might be considered stupid, and the network has dealt with the one who said it in an appropriate fashion. Heavy handed, I belive, but probably appropriate.

Look, there is no reason for Chelsea to be out campaigning for mommie dearest. The only reason for a spouse to be on the campaign trail is to give the populace a chance to see who will be in the White House should the nominee be elected. What can Chelsea say? "Vote for my mom because I have half of her DNA"? While "pimping" is a morally over-charged word, the concept is spot on. Hillary should be ashamed of using Chelsea as a surrogate, if Chelsea is not emotionally strong enough to defend herself and give a good enough reason for her to be begging votes for her mom.

Regardless, my main point is this - we in America have gotten so sensitive to "stupid" remarks that we have created a politically correct speech police department that is only inches away from the KGB in the old Soviet system. Let people make stupid remarks - who cares? They will pay for their own stupidity. We do not need thought police to go around and "fire" every moron that makes a ditzy comment. From "nappy headed ho" to "pimping" it is just speech.

Considering the venom that is expressed on this site directed to Bush, and even Bush's daughters, "pimp" is actually quite mild.

Whatever happened to "I will defend to the death your right to say it?" I think that quote was prefaced by, "Sir, I may disagree with what you say."

This is America, folks. Stupid speech or not, it is a constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech that is under assault here.

Did I miss something?


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