The Vortex... Urban Legend or Is It Real ?

The Vortex... Urban Legend or Is It Real ?
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Lowville Attorney Weighs in


        When I was watching YNN last night and they had a story on the passing use of the word 'gay' in a post here a couple days ago, I realized again how easy it is for something small to get bigger...That and a hectoring column by a local reporter and an admonition from a Syracuse anchorman. (I thought changing the word used after an email request was pretty nice of me, but then the run to the media started.)
       Today, my Lewis County friend Brian McGrath commented on the need to make this a teachable moment. 
"I know you are not homophobic, but use of the word in that way sends a bad message to gay people, including the many young gay people in Watertown struggling with their sexual orientation," Brian opined.    

        OK, we all know no one needs to take grief in life over personal matters...Point taken.
        My point over language and semantics was made in my previous post.
        And by the way, Brian...I never chastised you for doing this to a dog.

14 comments:

Brian McGrath said...

Mr. Mayor:

Well said. As for the picture of Roxy, well, I guess we all make mistakes :)

Continue the great work as mayor and on this blog.

Best regards,
Brian McGrath

Anonymous said...

Really? I can't figure out which is worse, faux outrage over using the word gay or the fact that it is considered news worthy. It's no wonder print media is about dead. I thought we left the over hyped political correctness in the 90's.

Anonymous said...

I ask again, would they care if you used the word "macho"? That disparaging word is another way of saying it is lame to be a man or the very essence of manhood is lame.

but it is not offensive because even though men are victimized everyday by people such as Justice Sotomayor, they are not part of a recognized group of victims.

Plus, people with normal brains recognize it as a reference to amplified behavior and attributes rather than an insult to all of mankind.

Anonymous said...

The dog costume is...um...lame.

Anonymous said...

Weird that anyone would even use "gay" in the same context as lame anymore.

C'mon out of the 70's Jeff.

Anonymous said...

Wow how cool to make nice with this group in two posts,while you,a supposed independent espousing free speech,allowed your friend,the councilwoman,to smear other people's taste with nothing but tacit approval of her.Bet she would have closed it down if it was in her power..apparently what is pc in watertown is a-ok but watch out you hard rock and limerick loving fans..

Anonymous said...

Weird that anyone thinks the 70's is when gay =lame was used or was popular slang. If it was used in that context it was very rare. Back then it would have meant camp.

Anonymous said...

Wrong, 9:15, but point is anyone with common sense would know better than to use today, especially someone who slams "MSM" at every opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Wrong 10:54
Plus, mayor knew what he was doing.
Fish on and all that...he was taking the rainbow back for everyone to enjoy, and thumbing his nose at political corectness.

Anonymous said...

Because you read his mind..or you are the mayor.

Anonymous said...

WGARA. The whole. Scene about this over sensitivity is patently ridiculous . MAN up fools

Anonymous said...

8:09, because I read his blog entry entitled "Fish on!"
Plus I am intuitive enough to asses it that way before he explained it.
Just like I intuitively knew you were an idiot before you proved it with further comments.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are brilliant the way you asses things. I read the blog entry too, garbled. Move on, boring.

Anonymous said...

Tushé, but no one claimed brilliance for intuitively seeing what was intuitive.Moving on...