No, Cupcake, there is no right not to be offended!

I swear… our society has become this bizarre caricature of itself, where everyone is searching for something to be outraged about, anything that will allow them to whine and claim racism… or offense… or microaggression… or some other perceived offense.

Microaggression.

If you don’t know what that is, UCLA will help you out.

Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.

If you’re scratching your head, thinking, “What. The. Fuck,” you’re not alone.  But apparently, asking someone where they’re from, believing that the “most qualified person should get the job,” or maintaining that “America is the land of opportunity,” is a slight against… well… someone. Do yourselves a favor and read that entire thing. Yes, your eyes will start to bleed from the sheer volume of stupid, but you will understand what you’re up against.

Then there are the trigger warnings. Those of you who don’t know what those are, get ready… you’re going to puke in your own mouth at the absolute ridiculous entitlement of the precious snowflakes that are taking over our society! These are apparently admonitions to sensitive punkins that they might find your statements offensive or outrageous in some way. That way, these snowflakes can find a safe place to decompress from the stress and pressure of reading something that might expose  their fragile sensibilities to something that challenges their worldview!

Everything is racism.

Anything you say is a microaggression as long as the person to whom you say it is offended by it.

And if you disagree, if you argue, well then you’re part of the problem. Because everything is racist, offensive, and outrageous! The fact that you don’t recognize this subjective, nebulous weirdness, makes you part of the problem.

The perpetually offended want to wrap themselves in metaphorical bubble wrap to ensure that no offense, no bad word, no insult – perceived or otherwise – grinds sand into their delicate vulvas. And they take it as a given that you must conform to their standards – protect them, spoil them, shield them from all possible indelicacies – or else… Or else what? Or else, they snap. Oh, you think I’m kidding?

The words are a part of everyday conversation — “swinging” by an address and going out in the “field.” But in the twisted mind of Virginia gunman Vester Lee Flanagan II, they were pure racism — and saying them became a death sentence for Alison Parker. The 24-year-old white reporter, who was murdered on live TV along with her cameraman, used the phrases as an intern at ­WDBJ TV in Roanoke in 2012, according to an internal complaint filed by Flanagan, who was black. “One was something about ‘swinging’ by some place; the other was out in the ‘field,’ ” said the Jan. 21 report by assistant news director Greg Baldwin, which refers to Parker as Alison Bailey (her middle name).

Oh, you think that’s ridiculous? Here’s a tweet that appeared on author Mary Robinette Kowal’s Twitter feed. Yeah… the same Mary Robinette Kowal who thought (and I use that term loosely) that author Sarah Hoyt’s use of the word “Chicom” in a blog post was an “ethnic slur.” So much stupid in one accusation!

Let’s get something straight, Cupcakes: You. Do. Not. Have. The. Right. Not. To. Be. Offended.

Did I write that slowly enough for you?

YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT NOT TO BE OFFENDED.

Was that loud enough and emphatic enough for you?

I’m certainly a kind enough person, and I will make an effort to be polite to you, but Jesus Crossdressing Christ on a Moped! If you think I’m going to bend over backwards to ensure that your dainty labia aren’t bruised, you’re sadly mistaken.

Yes, I believe America is the land of opportunity. I come from a country where there is none – especially not for a scrawny Jewish kid, who got beaten up every day for her funny last name and the “Jew” stamped on her official Soviet papers. You disagree? You’re free to. You get offended by this assertion and demand I alter my views so that they won’t offend you? Fuck you.

Yes, I believe everyone should be rewarded based on merit. I believe everyone should have equal opportunities to succeed – not outcomes, but opportunities – and if you think you’re entitled to special privileges and find it offensive that I think you should compete fairly against everyone else, you can shove that offense up your ass.

No, I don’t care if you’re black, white, purple, yellow, polka dotted, or plaid. I will judge you by the content of your character, not the color of your skin, and if you think you’re entitled to special treatment because you happen to be a vibrant shade of green, you aren’t going to get it from me. I will treat you as the person you are, not as the amount of color and the shade your skin happens to be.

And if you look like this, yes I will think you are a freak, and no, I won’t apologize for it. You did this to yourself. You wanted the attention. Now you got it. Oh, it wasn’t the kind of attention you wanted? Too bad, Cupcake.

The fact that you’re offended obligates me to nothing. A right exists among every individual and does not diminish others’ rights when exercised. I have the right to speak, to think, to understand, to criticize, to judge, and to express myself as I see fit. Your pathetic attempts to limit or alter my right to do so is evidence that your butthurt is not a violation of your rights, but simply the mewling of a pathetic, frail sissy who hasn’t been taught how to exist in the real world.

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  1. Regarding that poor schmoo in the last picture;

    Migod! but he must be furious at his parents.

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    1. RE: The Guy In the Last Picture

      I’ll wager dollars to donuts that if you pull that ring in his nose, his head will explode like a hand grenade within four seconds…..😉

      [Once the pin is removed, Mr. Hand Grenade is no longer your friend.]

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    2. I recall the first time my wife and I saw a guy in a mall with gold-colored studs on each nostril with a chains leading back to studs in each earlobe. Wanted to yank on them. Resisted that thought.

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    3. I saw a guy getting on a flight who had 4 studs, about 2-3x the size of the studs on jackets, down the middle of his head. And there’s a guy working at WalMarket near here who has his earlobes dangling down.

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  2. Try to imagine how his PARENTS feel about him! My grandson decided to put a pair of those ear plug thingies in his earlobes, too. I told him not to be surprised when nobody will hire him–and I was right. He’s still out of work after graduating from HS last Spring.

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  3. Amen, or does the religious implication make it inappropriate for public discourse?

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  4. […] NO, CUPCAKE: There is no right not to be offended! […]

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  5. […] Edith Head and Alfred Hitchcock created quite a style look for Ms. Bergman in Notorious Mark Steyn: Hillary Is Deleting Herself Wombat: Twitchy: FBI A Team Investigating Hillary Smitty: Instapundit: PC Culture Out Of Control in Tennessee Instapundit: The coming train wreck of 2016, wild woman of Naples, Hillary’s language is a bit notorious (as a cover for her own sins), and Microagressions: You shall be offended! […]

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  6. Asshole . . . meet Rhonda Rowsey!

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    1. Sorry, the threading in these comments is confusing. Whom are you addressing?

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  7. RE: Everyone Is Offended

    I blame the vaunted American public education system, which raised these people in a chiffon cocoon, bloating their self-esteem with a false idiotology about their being (1) special and (2) winners.

    The World of the Real is markedly different from what they were taught. And NOW that they’re out of their comfort zone, they’re upset about a reality where they are (1) NOT ‘special’ nor (2) ‘winners’.

    On top of that, there are people that really disagree with them and don’t give a hoot if they get upset. Worse still—in the military—there are people that want to kill them, instead of giving them hugs and posters of unicorns.

    Life is tough. It’s tougher if you’re ‘stupid’.

    [Stupid, adj., Ignorant and proud of it.]

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  8. Quite obviously, we need an entirely new language, and a new alphabet to create it with. Otherwise, we will always be offending someone with a word or sound that reminds them of something offensive. And of course these new words and letters will need new sounds to preclude having them be offensively rhyming with a word or letter that someone might be offended by.
    sarc/off
    This is what would be required to satisfy the SJW. It would hold them for about 15 minutes after being magically enacted, and then they would be screaming about something in the new system.

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  9. I wonder if the freak in the photo leaks through his nose plugs… coffee through nose takes on a new dimension.

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  10. Taking offense is a proactive choice of the offended. (S)he chooses to be offended. Or not. When we realize that, we realize that we get to decide whether being offended is an appropriate response to the situation or the offended is making a power play we can choose to ignore.

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  11. “…who hasn’t been taught how to exist in the real world.” Here is the only thing in this article I disagree with. These people have been taught from birth how to live in the world, and the how is to use every opportunity to play the victim – In this world victimhood is the fastest path to power, money, admiration, and the warm glow of moral superiority.

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    1. I think some of it is power plays, but I think much of it is these helicopter parents who are constantly coddling their kids, telling them how special they are, shielding them from reality. That’s what I mean by being unable to exist in the real world. When you’re constantly protected, shielded, and told how special and precious you are, you don’t know how to exist in reality.

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  12. Nicki, did you “discover” a new species of baboon??? to describe that “person” as a freak is a polite description.

    Rich, not here.🙂

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  13. If I didn’t want to hire that guy as a sales man, would I be a bad person?

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    1. He’d be a great salesman for a tattoo and piercing shop, at least.

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      1. I’m not sure most people who get a tat or a piercing would look at this freak as an example of great work.

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    2. “I’m not sure most people who get a tat or a piercing would look at this freak as an example of great work.”

      Perhaps not, but one surely couldn’t accuse him of not using his own product. And there are probably at least some people positively impressed by him.

      Which is one of the key issues about “nonconforming” fashion, after all; it’s never just about which community you are rejecting, but which one you’re hoping to gain entrance to instead.

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      1. And thanks to the Internet, these freaks find one another and form weirdo communities to support the skewed impression that they’re not crazy. LOL

        Sure there are people out there who probably find this sexy or impressive. I would submit, however, that the majority would be turned off and go elsewhere to get their tat or piercing. It’s a matter of good judgment too. Would you want to get your tattoo done in a place that hires something like that? I wouldn’t.

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  14. If I have a right to be offended, then I declare that feminism needs to issue trigger warnings every time it accuses men of being part of a patriarchy and/or rape culture. that’s offensive hate speech. Shut down the womyn studies department, thanks.

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  15. “You get offended by this assertion and demand I alter my views so that they won’t offend you? Fuck you.”

    Nicki, well said and a nice summation to the whole issue. I no longer have what little patience I had with the chronically offended.

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  16. You have a different opinion than me and that’s really baaaaaaaaaaaaaddddd

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  17. O you are now one of my admired bloggers

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    1. Wow, thank you! That’s very kind.

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  18. Nicki, I read this – http://townhall.com/columnists/mikeadams/2015/08/28/get-out-of-my-class-and-leave-america-n2044785 – just before your post.

    I’m glad to see people on the same page – or at least the same book.

    Good job!

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    1. Ned, I saw that too! Mike Adams and I sometimes share a brain. LOL He told me once that I would get saved. He had no doubt. I graciously thanked him.

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  19. Orwells Spectre

    Whenever I read about micro aggressions and trigger warnings and this kind of attitude:

    “Offense is defined by the person at whom the comment/slur is directed. Intention isn’t important. How it’s received is.”

    I cannot help thinking about Stalinist tactics of intimidation.

    What would Soviet Communists do?

    Sometimes randomly, sometimes for what were innocuous actions or comments, or nothing really at all, they would seize people, even fellow communists, accuse them of crimes against the state. They would be given a show trial, and be jailed, exiled and often executed.

    The intent was not primarily to punish those individual people for actual offenses or crimes against the revolution; oftentimes they had done nothing, or nothing others were not also doing without punishment.

    No, the intent was to create a general climate of fear where every other person in Soviet Russia was fearful of making the slightest misstep, of making any comment which could be interpreted as in contrast to “the revolution”. The practice could even be used against those who were true blue revolutionaries but whose power was viewed as dangerous.

    It was an insidious, brutal and highly effective method of keeping the entire population under your control. No one dares to do ANYTHING that might be construed as against the acceptable political order or they risk destruction.

    Now, NO ONE is being executed here in the West for these things, but what people do face is being ostracized as a bigot, sexist, etc, with the loss of job, assets, reputation, etc. if they say or do anything that someone ELSE considers offensive. The intent is the same, which is to keep everyone on tender-hooks, not only afraid to speak their minds, but forcing them to review every single thing in their head, trying to evaluate whether among 6 billion other people on the planet, someone might find it offensive.

    It a form of mind control meant to benefit some to the detriment of others.

    Apart from the more extreme punishments, I simply marvel at how similar the tactics are.

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  20. Dammit, Nicki! You didn’t post a SPEW ALERT! That freakshow warthog from hell (or someone like him) used to ride the 6AM bus I took to work. He worked at a copy shop. He showed up one day wearing a full complement of paper clips with jingle bells on them, because it was Christmas.

    In regard to those so easily offended that every word must be redefined for them or the entire English language dumbed down to their level of brain death: What planet are they living on? I want to make sure that I avoid it at all costs!

    I have found some people who are so easily offended that if the rain falls from the sky, they want to know how to stop it. It upsets them. If it’s winter, they object to the cold and the slush in the streets. I’ve known some of them personally. I told them that easiest thing to do, when they don’t like the real world confronting them, is to move to another planet or get some professional help with their kindergarten problems.

    There’s a serious gap between good manners and being afraid to hurt someone’s feelings by the use of a single word that means nothing bad, unless that someone decides that it does. For example: Sandia is Spanish for watermelon. Watermelon is a delicious fruit related to cucumbers. It is not a racial pejorative unless some wanker decides to be offended by it. So does that mean that my neighbor Luis can’t sell watermelons from the back of his pickup truck? Hell, I’ve bought a dozen from him. They’re sweet, juicy, wonderful when cold, and have nothing to do with race. But that ABM who killed two ex-coworkers decided that the fruit was a slur against him, personally.

    I guess I’m just too non-PC. I don’t really care what they think of me. That may be the reason Trump is getting so much attention. People are tired of the ‘don’t hurt my feewings’ crowd. I’m beginning to think that it’s nearing that time when the PC crowd needs to be faced down, good and hard.

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    1. Wait. WHAT? How is watermelon racial! I had to stop there and be confused.

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    2. Oh, that was in an article I found about Vester the VA shooter. He didn’t like anyone using the word ‘watermelon’ because he decided it was a racial slur. There were a couple other words he didn’t like, for the same reason.

      Originally, it was written into the script of ’48 Hours’, when Nick Nolte kept calling Eddie Murphy ‘watermelon’, but he was playing a racist redneck cop, so it was part of the character. I think Murphy’s character had a few nasty comebacks, too, but I haven’t seen that movie in a long time. I don’t think I have it in my library. See, now I have to go check on that. Funnier than hell, too.

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      1. I’m just trying to figure out HOW watermelon is racist. I’ve seen it used in an environmental context – as in environmentalists are green on the outside and red on the inside (as in communist). That I get. I don’t get the racist thing.

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    3. Back in the bad old days, there was this idea that blacks were unusually fond of watermellons. But yeah, I don’t get it either.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermelon_stereotype

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      1. That’s weird. I must be black, then. *shrug*

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    4. From “California Red: A Life in the American Communist Party
      By Dorothy Healey” https://books.google.com/books?id=vO5lJouCyPUC&pg=PA128&lpg=PA128&dq=%22white+chauvinism%22&source=bl&ots=HsDEZviPIe&sig=mZDDFUwVt-G2qOndDYnc-XxsbF0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oa7yUvjfHqiMyQGjx4DYBQ&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q=watermelon&f=false

      “However, with the white chauvinism campaign of 1949-1953, what had been a legitimate concern turned into an obsession, a ritual act of self-purification that did nothing to strengthen the Party in its fight against racism and was manipulated by some Communist leaders for ends which had nothing to do with the ostensible purpose of the whole campaign. Once an accusation of white chauvinism was thrown against a white Communist, there was no defense. Debate was over. By the very act of denying the validity of the charge, you only proved your own guilt. … In Los Angeles alone we must have expelled two hundred people on charges of white chauvinism, usually on the most trivial of pretexts. People would be expelled for serving coffee in a chipped coffee cup to a Black or serving watermelon at the end of dinner.”

      Dalton Trumbo was severely criticized for “white chauvinism”. One of his sins was describing a Negro boy in one of his writings as “polished and dressed in his very best” because this implied he was “clean only on special occasions”! See Ron and Allis Radosh’s “Red Star Over Hollywood”. You can use Amazon’s “search inside”.

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  21. One possible explanation for the actions of these ill-mannered, self-important Special Snowflakes: “Psychosis – a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.” That might also help explain Pierced Guy.

    Seriously, if this reflects an actual belief system, and is not just a political power-play, some of their behavior does seem to me to indicate they are suffering from some form of mental aberration.

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  22. […] Source: No, Cupcake, there is no right not to be offended! | The Liberty Zone […]

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  23. Well, truly, & righteously said. As the gunny used to say when hearing someone whine: “Life’s a b**ch, then you die. Get to work.” When my sisters were all offended, my Mom reminded them there was no room for a fainting couch when our grandparents set out to homestead the ranch.

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  24. Facial tattoos. There’s nothing that says that I don’t ever want to leave my parents’ basement like facial tattoos.

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  25. I would so love to be back in college these days. It would be like a daily 3-ring circus. I would have cupcakes fainting in the hallways as I passed by.🙂

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    1. Na -Jack – you’d be tossed out for violating ‘speech codes.” That’s the way it works nowadays…

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  26. I like the cut of your jib, Ms. Nicki! You express yourself clearly and pungently. The culture war will not end until the last of these blabbering idiots is transported to Mars to learn firsthand the real meaning of hard work just to survive.

    BTW, I’ve often thought that the best way to push back in many situations is to say something like, “Your refusal to accept full freedom of speech is a grave microaggression against me and my deeply held beliefs. I demand that you immediately apologize!” When the idiot sputters and turns red, add, “Your guilty behavior shows that you understand what you did. Be away with you, and if you ever bother me again, I’ll have you arrested for stalking, harassment and conspiracy to violate my civil rights.”

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  27. As a conservative student at the unfailingly liberal University of Wisconsin for undergrad and grad school, I was microaggressed EVERY SINGLE DAY. Did the school go out of its way to make sure I wasn’t offended? Get real.

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    1. Dude. I got you beat. I went to Johns Hopkins – BLOOMBERG’S ALMA MATER!

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    2. As a Vietnam veteran at the other U Dub (Washington), it was much the same. “How many babies did you kill?” It is one thing for the students to delay maturity. It is downright scary for the faculty to be permanently stuck at 14, as well.

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      1. My kids were much more mature when they were 14.

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    3. Come to think of it, so were mine. I stand happily corrected. Change “14” to “7.” S/F

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  28. The dainties offend me!
    When will their microaggressive whining stop?

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  29. Albert Ellis is rolling over in his grave.

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  30. Your use of the phrase Trigger Warnings scares me because it makes me think of guns and I am afraid of guns. Now i am even more scared because I typed the word gun, oh no, I typed it again!

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  31. This is the second time in the span of four days that I’ve read this blog linked from two of my favorite sources. I’ll be back😉

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad to know it.

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    2. Wait until a wolf follows your ten year old in to the house, as happened in Omak last year. Does “wolf” freak these pussies out? “Hangnail?”

      By the way, his 14 yo sis used Daddy’s rifle to deal with the wolf. No fainting couch in that household, methinks.

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  32. By golly, that’s one of the best things I’ve read in quite some time. Now I’m gonna go find the freaking RSS button so I can see more of em. Thx Nicki – God Bless Ya.

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  33. […] No, Cupcake, there is no right not to be offended! I swear… our society has become this bizarre caricature of itself, where everyone is searching for something to be outraged about, anything that will allow them to whine and claim racism… or offense… or microaggression… or some other perceived offense. […]

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  34. I don’t know how I got to your blog but I love it. I have been irritated by the offence taking brigade and the white/European culture haters for a long, long time. You are now on my front page of sites to check on daily.

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  35. I’m offended. Now can I kick my size 10 boot up some SWJs ass so far they can lick the dogshit of the heel?

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  36. “My point: if you’re arguing something isn’t a racial slur or a microaggression, you are part of the problem.”

    This is not original. She’s just repackaged, “Have you quit beating your wife?”

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