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1 Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 11:10

xmiles

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
I really hate virtue signalling and the ignorant arseholes who indulge in it. Here is a recent example:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/39051079

The eeny, meeny, miny, moe rhyme is not racist. It exists in many cultures and although there is a racist version of it this is not by any means the definitive version. It is ludicrous to pretend that "This image relates directly to the practice of assaulting black people in America." What a prat!

Another example is the attempt to pretend that the term nitty gritty is racist because it supposedly had some connection with the slave trade.

2 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 11:16

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
For once I agree with you.

I'm convinced some people just like to be shocked and outraged at things. They should try visiting the Macron on match day and watch the shite on show. That's enough to outrage anyone.

Yesterday the thing in the news was a straight couple wanting a civil partnership. Just fuck off. Either get married or don't. Your human rights have not been violated you twats.

3 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 11:22

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
They used that particular rhyme in an episode of Dad's Army. Not sure which one,but I'll bet it's been edited out of the DVD release.

4 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 11:26

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

5 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 11:32

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
What a load of bollocks.....

Where do you draw the line?

And can the line be drawn in black ink or is that a no-no now?

6 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 11:38

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

7 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 11:39

Norpig

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
Jussi Jääskeläinen
Absolutely ridiculous that one person can complain and the product is removed, what is wrong with people these days? If you watch the Walking Dead you will know exactly what the image and words relate to, not some ancient old nursery rhyme.

It is a cliche but this is a case of political correctness gone mad, why are people so afraid to open their mouths these days and challenge idiots like this? Why does some liberal bleeding heart get to decide what we all can say or wear?

8 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 11:42

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

9 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 11:49

Norpig

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
Jussi Jääskeläinen
any excuse to get a panda pic out eh Boncey  Laughing

10 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 11:52

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
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Norpig wrote: Why does some liberal bleeding heart get to decide what we all can say or wear?

Careful not to fall into that trap, Mr Pig.

This has got nothing to do with Liberalism.

The word liberal has been hijacked by the alt-right and turned into a dirty word with some very specific connotations attached and we need to claim it back.

Not everybody on the left of the political world believes that this PC rubbish is valid and it's too easy to make assumptions about nuanced beliefs based on how the right-wing media spin things.

As you were......

11 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 11:57

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Correct. Have you been keeping up with Milo Yiannopoulos?

He spends most of his spare time goading and trolling 'liberals',because,as he says himself,"They're so easy to trigger".

He's had a bit of a fall from grace in recent days.

12 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 12:02

Norpig

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
Jussi Jääskeläinen
fair enough breaders but what do we call these people then? It just makes me mad that the smallest thing such as a primark t-shirt could really cause offence and that people think they have the right to foist their opinions on the rest of us, and that people feel that they cant rock the boat and just say no you are wrong and just go along with it to keep the peace

The best example i heard the other week was that some Hospital trust down south i think had said pregnant women couldn't be called expectant mothers anymore just in case it cause offence to LGBT people  Rolling Eyes

13 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 12:06

Bread2.0

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Twats?

14 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 12:12

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The Black Dyke Mills Band had a few problems of their own Norpig. In 1993 in Bradford, a disappointed Black Dyke, playing under the baton of James Watson, learnt they had failed to qualify for the national brass band finals at the Royal Albert Hall scheduled for 16 October. Since, by this time the finals had become an annual event for Black Dyke, to maintain morale James thought it expedient to arrange a concert on the same date at an even more prestigious venue: New York's Carnegie Hall. Carnegie – normally booked up years in advance – just happened to have a free slot on 16 October.
When the hall's administration discovered the name of the band, they were less enthusiastic about hosting a concert by a group of musicians from Yorkshire rejoicing in a name which had quite different connotations on the streets of New York. Carnegie suggested that the band changed their name to the British Mills Band; of course this was unthinkable. Watson argued that Black Dyke had been in existence for more than 60 years before Carnegie Hall had been built and that they were fortunate the hall hadn't been booked by "Faireys" (the popular name of another famous band, Fairey Aviation).
The concert sponsors got cold feet and were threatening to withdraw, so by now the relationship between Watson and Carnegie management had reached its nadir. Carnegie remained recalcitrant until Phil Smith, principal trumpet with the New York Philharmonic, wrote in support of the band. The concert was an exceptional success, and was very likely the spark that ignited the enthusiastic brass band scene which has developed in the US over the past decade and a half.

15 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 12:27

Norpig

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Jussi Jääskeläinen
Jussi Jääskeläinen
Bread2.0 wrote:Twats?
That should suffice Laughing

16 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 12:27

xmiles

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Norpig wrote:
The best example i heard the other week was that some Hospital trust down south i think had said pregnant women couldn't be called expectant mothers anymore just in case it cause offence to LGBT people  Rolling Eyes

Incredibly it was the BMA who gave this "advice"!

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwir4IKG2aPSAhVsK8AKHRREDeoQFgg5MAU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fvoices%2Fpregnant-people-bma-pregnancy-motherhood-intersex-transmen-nhs-a7553601.html&usg=AFQjCNFb6ecFbtnugaVM2CVTwSXu2om44Q&sig2=IyhC9gmLxwSeU012uRX5Gg

17 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 13:37

Lard Lad

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Nicolas Anelka
Nicolas Anelka
I was in Brighton on sunday to see one of my boys who manages a large restaurant chain outlet  took a walk up on the seafront and coming towards me was this old scruffy woman with a wheeled shopping bag in front of her covered in golliwogs. Can you still say that word?? anyway i looked at her in amusement she reminded me of the mad cat throwing lady in the Simpsons. She was not selling them just being a rebel i guess as we passed she growled want a photo f..k face i have'nt stopped laughing since.

18 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 17:03

okocha

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Thoughts on the political correctness of this move: 


"An Australian cricket administrator wants terms like batsman, 12th man and third man to be dropped to encourage more women and girls to play the game.
Western Australia Cricket Association chief executive Christina Matthews wants them replaced with gender-neutral names like batter, 12th and third.
She says that words matter and cricket needs to be more inclusive.
"Here we are, in 2017, using terms such as 12th man, batsman, fieldsman and nightwatchman," she's told PerthNow.
"In my view, there's no common sense reason why [the terms can't be changed]. 

19 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 17:30

xmiles

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Yes because that's what is stopping more females playing cricket. :facepalm:

20 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 17:57

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The woman has clearly overstepped the boundary,and is making a very silly point,although word has it she has a fine leg and a nice couple of bouncers.
I suppose she'll want to call the slips 'nighties',or some such rubbish.
If she wants to give me a full toss,she's more than welcome,but I should warn her that my middle peg isn't as safe as it used to be.
Some things need to be left in the box. Stop messing about with cricket.

21 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 18:03

xmiles

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
boltonbonce wrote:The woman has clearly overstepped the boundary,and is making a very silly point,although word has it she has a fine leg and a nice couple of bouncers.
I suppose she'll want to call the slips 'nighties',or some such rubbish.
If she wants to give me a full toss,she's more than welcome,but I should warn her that my middle peg isn't as safe as it used to be.
Some things need to be left in the box. Stop messing about with cricket.

Laughing

22 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 18:04

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
boltonbonce wrote:The woman has clearly overstepped the boundary,and is making a very silly point,although word has it she has a fine leg and a nice couple of bouncers.
I suppose she'll want to call the slips 'nighties',or some such rubbish.
If she wants to give me a full toss,she's more than welcome,but I should warn her that my middle peg isn't as safe as it used to be.
Some things need to be left in the box. Stop messing about with cricket.

More sexism on Nuts.

23 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 18:16

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Natasha Whittam wrote:
boltonbonce wrote:The woman has clearly overstepped the boundary,and is making a very silly point,although word has it she has a fine leg and a nice couple of bouncers.
I suppose she'll want to call the slips 'nighties',or some such rubbish.
If she wants to give me a full toss,she's more than welcome,but I should warn her that my middle peg isn't as safe as it used to be.
Some things need to be left in the box. Stop messing about with cricket.

More sexism on Nuts.
You can talk.
You've taken a few sharp ones in the gully,despite your square legs.
And I know for a fact you've had a fly slip over in cow corner.
You minx.

24 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 21:10

okocha

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Witty old Bonce!  :clap:

25 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 22:26

Chairmanda

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Andy Walker
Andy Walker
When was the last time any of you bowled a maiden over?

26 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 22:38

Sluffy

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Admin
Not since my googly's were hit for six some time back.

Crying or Very sad

27 Re: Virtue Signalling on Wed Feb 22 2017, 22:54

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
We really should know better. Very Happy

I'm high on this stuff. It's all the rage down at the youth club.


28 Re: Virtue Signalling on Thu Feb 23 2017, 09:29

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
Thanks for the heads-up Bonce, I'll go and get some today  Very Happy

29 Re: Virtue Signalling on Thu Feb 23 2017, 10:24

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
boltonbonce wrote:We really should know better. Very Happy

I'm high on this stuff. It's all the rage down at the youth club.


Run out of Potter's Asthma Remedy then Bonce?

30 Re: Virtue Signalling on Thu Feb 23 2017, 12:16

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
It's always there if I need it. Very Happy

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