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Thread: TightWaist's 2009 Politically Incorrect Irish Joke Thread

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    What kind of dog do you have there Rick? It looks exactly like my friend's Vishla (sp?), only the wrong color.

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    To TheWrestlingTalk.

    Thank you for your opinions, even those with whom I may disagree.

    Yes I will be the first to admit that by adding the term "Politically Incorrect", I knew that there would be one person, and one person only who would become apoplectic. But even if I had left off the term "Politically Incorrect" (which in retrospect I wish I had) this person would have still reacted predictably and inappropriately.

    But I honestly had no idea that others would become upset by this one person's apoplexy. I was dumbfounded (and to be honest a bit miffed) when it was pulled. I overreacted to that inappropriately by going after Wilitz. I apologize publicly to him.

    But lets be honest here. Irish jokes are not racist, nor are they malicious. Nor are the vast vast majority of Irish people offended by them. In fact, if there is one group who love and share them most often, it is the Irish themselves and of course I am 1/4 Irish myself. If one is to believe that Irish jokes are damaging stereotypes than one has to believe the same of the Irish mascot of Notre Dame and that of the Boston Celtics.

    One person should never be in a position to be sole arbiter of what is offensive and bigoted. Yet that is exactly what was going on here. While I knew this one person would overreact, I honestly had no idea that others would fall into his angst.

    All too often these days people attempt to shut off debate they dont like by calling those they disagree with, bigots and racists. They use these terms like rhetorical billyclubs to end debate when their original argument fails. That is exactly what happed here, especially to Spider. This bullying tactic must be opposed whenever it is used, or all healthy debate that angers a certain group will become verboten.

    I have chosen to avoid the political debates here for sometime and will probably continue to do so. But debate is not unhealthy. What is unhealthy is debate that looses focus and deteriorates into name calling. I have done my best to avoid that here. And will continue to do so.

    I honestly hope those that have offered their opinions on this topic will continue to do so. I believe debate is needed in society, but for the time being I will remove myself from this one. Those that want to discuss this more with me, please feel free to send me a PM.

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    Default Re: TightWaist's 2009 Politically Incorrect Irish Joke Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by matclone View Post
    What kind of dog do you have there Rick? It looks exactly like my friend's Vishla (sp?), only the wrong color.
    It's a german shorthair pointer. Very similar in looks to a vizsla. I used to have one of those too. Both breeds are great family pets as well as fantastic bird hunting companions.

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    We were hiking in the South San Juan wilderness a couple years ago, came out of the woods into a meadow, and lo and behold, there was a black bear foraging on the other side maybe 100-150 yards away. We stopped and gawked for a second, then all of a sudden the vizsla took off running at full speed in the direction of the bear. This got the bear's attention, and he promptly turned tail and ran in the other direction--the observed speed proof to me that you cannot outrun a bear. Anyway, the dog is always, always a great companion--and really smart (although I'm not sure what he was thinking going after the bear).

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    Amazing story! They're pretty protective dogs and notoriously fearless in the field, but that's pretty nuts running after a bear! I'm actually thinking of getting another vizsla as a friend for my gsp and as a second nose in the field.

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    I don't know if dogs have a persective on size at a distance. In any case it was clearly an adult bear. Also what amazes me is that none of us said anything to the dog. I figure he must have somehow sensed our nervousness or otherwise recognized that there was a threat afield--his move was definitely aggressive.

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    It is always amazing to me the risks that dogs are willing to take for their people. I recently had a Pomeranian go into full defense mode between me and his little boy (about 3, i think) when the dog thought a stranger was getting too close. I'm not sure what the Pom thought he was going to do, but he won since I changed my route and gave the two of them plenty of clearance!
    We had some friends in south Orange County, CA who had a small (under 20 pounds) mutt that went absolutely nuts one afternoon in their back yard. When the owner went to investigate (he had gone in the house for a fresh beer), he found a mountain lion lying on the branch of a large tree just outside their property - within relatively easy range of his twin babies in an outside playpen. The dog was between the lion and the kids - and apparently wasn't backing down an inch. When the lion saw him, it took off.

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    As a dentist, I'm offended by these canine stories.

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    Spider is always ready with some incisorous comment.

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