Lord of the Sword, on 13 June 2014 - 10:31 AM, said:
Alright, let me put this to bed right here and now.
Yes, I was aware of the history of that term. No that is not how I use it. When I use it, more often then not I'm usually referring to GOD himself. or if a family member is busting my chops, I might say something like: "Boy, don't make me hurt you."
I have never, ever, used it in a racial way. Never have and never will. It was the first thing that popped into my mind when I was discussing Obama...probably because Obama seems to think he IS God. It wasn't used in a racial way.
Never the less, that hasn't stopped the Politically Correct from trying to label me as a racist. Those of you who know me, know I don't do Politically Correct. If my comments offend, then so be it. You're free to argue with me, debate the issue...Hell, on rare occasions I have even changed my position on a issue due to a debate I've had.
I am not a racists, but of course anyone who hates Obama nowadays is automatically named one. I am not a racist, but I do hate Obama. Never the less, if my "boy" comment offending others here, I do apologize. It wasn't my intention.
People who know me know that I have always referred to people who try to game, troll, and bait others as "mean-spirited, ignorant, m*f*ing peckerwood redneck idiots". It's just kind of a tradition I have, been sayin' it bout certain folks since I was knee high to a klansman. I only bring it up since it's evidently the fashion here now to list our favorite pet sayings and labels. Of course I would never use it to describe anyone on a message board. That certainly wouldn't be polite, and Lord knows how the world is chock full of those closed minded wannabe PC police, right LoTS?
Anyhow, I think it was real white of you to provide such an elegant and sincere apology here for this whole "racist" brouhaha. And by that I mean "white" in the purest spirit of innocence of the white light pouring down from the heavens. Others might have stubbed their toe and come off as mealy-mouthed trying to address such an unintended gaffe to a hostile group of PC'ers, but not you LoTS. You did it up in fine tradition.
One little thing I'm curious about, just a little thing, but after the whole Obama/the boy fiasco went down and all the PC'ers came out of the woodwork and all that nasty controversy rared up, you put up a thread just 4 days ago titled 'Obama moving to Asheville, NC after second term?????' In post # 2 of your thread Spectacles quotes you as saying...
"Being that close to the b....(Since people find "Boy" upsetting)...Being that close to the b*tch! isn't a good idea."
Then here in this splendid explanation thread you say..."Yes, I was aware of the history of that term"
So my only one niggling little concern in light of this is what was your intent in inserting the word "Boy" in that quote, which you deleted 3 hours later while qualifying its offensive nature as harsh? If you were aware of the history and pejorative connotation of "Boy" in a racial context, why would you AGAIN repeat the same term in an even more disparaging reference to a black president of the USA? I can't imagine you would deliberately utilize the term, albeit even in such a clever and rhetorically sleight-of-hand manner, to inflame the already heightened sensibilities of the PC crowd already seething from the first instance. Antagonizing or baiting to troll such folks is so far and away opposite from your sterling history of conduct on the board it seems verily incomprehensible that that could have been your motive there. So just curious, was it your attempt to supply a candidate for "Word of the Day"? As in "Boy"---LoTS' synonym for GOD? Or with Obama planning to be your close neighbor you were just busting his chops, like you would your family members? Just wondering....
Edited by yadda yadda, 13 June 2014 - 05:03 PM.