“Oh, we are. You and all red-state christians are welcome to believe and say the most ridiculous garbage anyone has ever heard, and we are entitled to poke fun at it. Closed-minded would be if we thought you should be punished for it beyond simple ridicule. Which we don't. Derision and ridicule will suffice.”
“No, it doesn't. LSD is damn near undetectable. How did they know t was the meat, unless they ate nothing else? I'm thinking they picked LSD precisely because it can't be tested for, and can't be found in the body after ingestion.”
“Speaking of which, I love how the gay-bashers talk about how what they do is disgusting and unnatural... but they apparently don't know that straight porn shelves are over half stocked with "oral fantasies" and "anal angels."”
“Oh for goodness sake. It's COMEDY. Jeez.. Lisa Lampanelli says far more outrageous stuff all the time, but she's skilled at creating a context wherein everybody knows she's not serious, and everyone laughs. Ellen's joke is only offensive if one is irony-impaired.”
“"It took all of my imagination and all of my skill at emotional fakery to do what I did this week in the hope that it would damage my ex-stepfather's reputation," Farrow, now 28, said. "That is my only ammunition. I don't have money or publicists or limos or fancy apartments in Manhattan. Or integrity. Or credibility. All I have is the ability to spread unsubstantiated lies in the press to smear this man, and that's what I put out there."”
“Ignore the second one. The misplaced modifier is only a problem when too much separation causes confusion. "Luigi serves pizza to the children on paper plates" is perfectly fine, unless you have an attention deficit disorder and can't keep track of an idea for 1/10 of a second.”
ewww on Feb 7, 2014 at 18:31:12
“Again, for the purposes of grammar, it is incorrect, whether the listener knows what the speaker meant or not. I know what someone means when they write, "We should of went to that movie," too, but I still correct (and hate) it.”
pettifog on Feb 7, 2014 at 15:49:45
“It's "is a problem only when," and not "is only a problem when." :-)”
jerryengelbach on Feb 7, 2014 at 11:20:27
“I agree. There are cases in which a misplaced modifier may be confusing, but in this case and many others it's not.”
Katy77 on Feb 7, 2014 at 10:12:14
“Disagree. It sounds stupid.”
trevie1970 on Feb 7, 2014 at 09:58:40
“I think describing what the pizza is served on is irrelevant information and can be omitted. keeping it short and sweet also saves time too. So I would just write. "Luigi serves pizza to the children"”
mass maritimer on Feb 7, 2014 at 08:51:05
“The best writing requires a better attention span and I reckon we are losing that.....what were we talking about?”
Kleet on Feb 6, 2014 at 16:36:15
“First, a literalist will not agree with you and second, 1/10 of a second is too long given the society as it is today!”
IAntipodean on Feb 6, 2014 at 16:05:55
“In writing, any ambiguity in the meaning of that example would be adequately resolved with a comma. If I was going to move the words around in the sentence, I would go with "To the children, Luigi serves pizza on paper plates." It gets one idea entirely out of the way of the other.
Mind you, because there is pizza eating children in Luigi's restaurant, maybe the children are the ones on the paper plates. I hear pizza makes a bit of a mess when it eats”
IAntipodean on Feb 6, 2014 at 15:56:44
“Unfortunately, you've just described the world-wide, and oft-proven, stereotype of an American”
FedFan12 on Feb 6, 2014 at 14:37:13
“hey Thomas, i think many of us understand what u're saying, but w/in more complicated sentences, those placement errors make for tricky or difficult thought-following...(w/o a 2nd or perhaps 3rd reading) :)”
allinittogether on Feb 6, 2014 at 13:59:25
“Agreed. Their fix was unnecessary and awkward sounding.”
“Obamacare will institute Death Panels.
Sharia Law is a threat to America.
There is a war on Christmas.
Minorities have everything handed to them on a silver platter.
Voter fraud is a huge problem.
Birth control pills cause abortions.
Science and the Age of Reason produced the Holocaust.
ACORN stole the election for Obama in 2012, despite closing in 2010.
The free market will solve everything.
All poor people are just greedy slackers.
Homosexuality is contagious.
Environmentalists hate capitalism.
Democrats are Socialists.
Polar bears are actually thriving, not disappearing.
Bill Ayers has a close relationship with Obama.
And he wrote all of BHO's books.
And is a dangerous, unrepentent terrorist.
Birth control education encourages teens to have sex.
Women who have had abortions become mentally ill.
Global warming is a world-wide hoax.
Making birth control available to teens means you support statutory rape.
Tax cuts always pay for themselves.
It's preposterous to blame Caucasians for slavery.
f husbands cheat, it's the wife's fault.
Homosexuals in Hitler's Nazi Party caused the Holocaust.
Evolution is only a theory.
Being criticized for what you say is a violation of free speech rights.
An uneducated person's opinion is just as good as a scientist's.
The only point of regulations is to restrict freedom.
Only homely women are feminists.
Renewable energy is a hoax.
The Government shouldn't protect endangered species because Nature will.
Gays are child molesters.
Colin Powell became a General because of affirmative action.
I've got pages of this stuff.”
missinmass on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:22:01
fanned x 50!”
ericlibertarian on Jan 31, 2014 at 10:23:47
“A lot of the items on this list are not derogatory and are opinions that I happen to agree with and you don't. Just because you don't agree with something doesn't make it derogatory. That said, there are a lot of things on here that were never said like "renewable energy is a hoax"...really? come on. I would also challenge you to provide links for most of this stuff as all of the hateful stuff on here like "Gays are child molesters" is not something that would be said by any media person...maybe a hate guest that might be on there and they would be marginalized immediately. Most of your list is crap btw.”