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Old 05-11-2018, 12:10 PM   #10921 (permalink)
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Apologizing for a joke is a sign of moral bankruptcy imo.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:18 PM   #10922 (permalink)
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Apologizing for a joke is a sign of moral bankruptcy imo.
I think it depends.

For example, this guy was right to apologise - Alfie Barker apologises for taunting Harry Arter about his stillborn baby | Daily Mail Online

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A non-league footballer apologised today for taunting a Premier League star over his stillborn baby on Twitter in a 'moment of madness'
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In yesterday's match, Arsenal came back from 3-0 down to draw level late on, so Mr Barker tweeted Arter directly and said: 'At least you didn't lose your kid'.

The footballer then added: 'Big hype just for a disappointment like the 9 months leading up to your childs (sic) birth.'

But today, an apologetic Mr Barker said he was ‘so sorry about what I have done’ and revealed his aunt had suffered two miscarriages in the last five years.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:20 PM   #10923 (permalink)
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I think it depends.

For example, this guy was right to apologise - Alfie Barker apologises for taunting Harry Arter about his stillborn baby | Daily Mail Online
Good one, though.
I mean, total dick move and he better apologize for that nasty ****, but still a good one.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:24 PM   #10924 (permalink)
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I think it depends.

For example, this guy was right to apologise - Alfie Barker apologises for taunting Harry Arter about his stillborn baby | Daily Mail Online
If he genuinely came out and made the apology then sure, he's fine. If he did it because of pressure to apologize, then **** him.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:26 PM   #10925 (permalink)
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Was it a tub birth?

Actually, nevermind, this joke was dead in the water before it even started.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:27 PM   #10926 (permalink)
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At least the kid never heard about it.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:28 PM   #10927 (permalink)
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Was it a tub birth?

Actually, nevermind, this joke was dead in the water before it even started.
Comedy is a sink or swim business.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:13 PM   #10928 (permalink)
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When you're as intelligent as I am, saying dumb **** is about as funny as it gets.

The fact that you guys remember it tells me that it's one of my best.
You forgot to mention modest.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:35 PM   #10929 (permalink)
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It’s also important to keep in my that George Will amplified the existential threat against humanity when he conspired with Reagan giving him advance notice of debate question specifics to destroy Jimmy Carter. The horrible residue of Reagan’s subsequent arms race still menaces mankind today and future doomsday scenarios remain unknown. We do know that we’re left with thousands of very dangerous antiquated nukes thanks in very large part to George Will so instead of bashing Pence and Trump with horrible pretentious bull**** thesaurus driven writing he should instead consider making amends by killing himself.
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I don't know much about Reagan-era USA, but I suspect that the arms race would've marched inexorably on, regardless of whether Reagan contributed or not. If you're looking for a culprit, surely this is the guy to blame, not George Will:-

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Old 05-11-2018, 06:24 PM   #10930 (permalink)
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Apologizing for a joke is a sign of moral bankruptcy imo.
White House Refuses to Apologize for Aide’s Joke About McCain

Good. They should only apologize for not being harsh and/or funny enough.

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