Thursday, March 01, 2007

Morning Edition 3/1/07

Banning Alien, Nigger
Florida state legislators are debating SB 2154 that would ban the use of the words “illegal alien” in all state documents. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, says the word “alien” makes undocumented immigrants sounds more like they’re from out of space. Wilson also says that American born children of undocumented immigrants find the word embarrassing. Meanwhile, Queens, NY councilman Leroy Comrie has introduced a resolution that would ban the use of the word nigger. "It's my hope this resolution will spark a dialogue in all communities and begin to move our society, especially in our entertainment culture, toward a place where the n-word is simply unacceptable to be used in any context," Comrie said.

Aneros; The Super O
Your key to pleasure or your road to pain, the Anero MGX is a prostate stimulator developed to help heighten male orgasms. Since women seem to have the corner market on adult toys, the Anero isn’t advertised widely. It is said to be extremely comfortable – although men who are not accustomed to anal-prostate stimulation might find it rather intense. The product comes with a safety handle to help manipulate the toy once inserted and hey, maybe it’s that year you (or your man) can try something new. The Anero MGX sells for $48.00.

Ski Trip 2007
This Friday we embark on our 2007 Ski Trip Extravaganza. The theme this year is different in that rather than centering on an R&B Soul theme, it will focus on Salsa and Latino culture. I’m digging through my closet trying to find my Caribbean winter wear – oxymoron, huh? Well, we’re all excited about the planned parties, shopping sprees and yes, even attempts at skiing. I’m definitely taking my digital camera, so stay tuned for the ‘approved’ pics from our ski weekend.

On Blast
Should government step in to stop the use of certain words – nigger, alien, etc. – or will society evolve to abolish these words as politically incorrect words, unacceptable in any context?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

10 comments:

Just Me said...

Tell me how will the Gov't enforce such a rule....?

I feel we, the people, have the power to stop/curb use to negative words. I have friends who use the work like it’s the hottest flavor of the month. I refuse to succumb to beating down my fellow bruthas with negative words even if they consider a term of endearment, I DON’T…

Cocoa Rican said...

Nigga please! LOL!!
On the real, neither of the proposed word bans have any punishment assigned to them. The intended thought is that if it's on the books that these words are banned and should not be used it's a step in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

If the word is Koochie then I think that the word should be spread like an epidemic across the world, along with the meaning behind it. What do you think Cocoa Rikkan?

Cocoa Rican said...

uh...ummm... I don't know...
::::why is everyone looking at me?!?! Make them stop!!!:::::::
I guess Koochie or any other word can be spread and may have a meaning. Umm...right?
I wanna go home and lay back down.

Just Me said...
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Marz said...

Whil I read you speaking of the government trying to ban "nigga", some of these children around me said it like five times repeatdely.


I think abolishing the word, would give it that seductive appeal to use it more.


-Marz

Anonymous said...

I second what Just Me said


Redhotmamagirl

Darius T. Williams said...

Can't wait to see those ski trip pictures. Ski trip - lol, who does that?

j_shanlin said...

umm excuse me sir, but I would not only like to see the approved pics of the trip, but also the unapproved ones that you don't want anyone to see...you'll get over the embarrassment and be able to laugh about them sooner or later.

That Dude Right There said...

You can ban a word. You can make a word illegal, but if and when the law is enforced, it will be challenged under the First Amendment.

People let words, or better yet, the meaning of words get to them a little to easily. Madea said that you aren't what you are called, you are what you answer to. Now ya'll share that.

And where can I buy that stimulation thing. I ain't ashamed to say that I want one.