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David H Fears <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 20 Mar 2008 17:19:28 EDT
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Thank you for your insight, Mr. Crimmins, but I do not see myself as  either 
a martyr or a victim. Some disagree with some opinions, and some have a  
heebee-jeebee fit with paroxysms of liberalism-gone-wild over my use of some  
terms, none of which have been offered or used with bad intent, as personal  
invective, or the like. 
It reminds me of the flap seen over the once-acceptable use of "Oriental,"  
now deemed only proper with reference to certain types of rugs, by a colleague  
about a year ago. The poor woman was in tears after the mob rushed her in  
headlong desire to out-pc the others. 
And everyone has a chance to post here, whether whimsical or substantive or  
both. My posts do not preclude those of others. Today may be my record number 
in  one day, but this is only my conviction that the issue of free speech is  
important to stand up for. Like I responded to two obscene emails, if my posts 
 bother you, then simply skip on by. 

David H Fears

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