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jimnyc
08-20-2015, 04:22 PM
I shook my head and rolled my eyes as I read this, more PC crap. But then hell, I read they want it REMOVED FROM SOCIETY!! WTH?? Are people really this frail in life that they need words removed from ever being heard again? EVery damn day, another group or another person offended by something. Then go back in your damn houses and STFU already.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a regulation on Thursday to stop referring to midget raisins as “midget” after an activist group called the term offensive.

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued the proposed rule, announcing the U.S. “Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins” would eliminate all five times the word midget is used. Midget has long been used to describe the differences in sizes of California raisins.

“The action would clarify AMS grade standards by eliminating the use of the term ‘midget,’ while consistently using the term ‘small’ for raisins graded in that category,” the USDA said in the proposed rule. “The industry has used the two grade terms interchangeably for years. The proposed grade standards would be applied uniformly by all handlers.”

“These changes would modernize and clarify the standards by removing dual terminology for the same requirement,” the agency said.

The government said the change was prompted by a request from the Little People of America, a nonprofit membership organization for people of short stature.

The group wants to eliminate the word “midget” from society, and zeroed in on the raisin classification, although they said it was a benign use of the term.

“On May 13, 2013, AMS received a petition from the Little People of America stating that they ‘are trying to raise awareness around and eliminate the use of the word midget,’” the USDA said. “The petition further stated that, ‘Though the use of the word midget by the USDA when classifying certain food products is benign, Little People of America, and the dwarfism community, hopes that the USDA would consider phasing out the term midget.’”

http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-to-stop-calling-midget-raisins-midget/

Voted4Reagan
08-20-2015, 05:35 PM
Just get an MG MIDGET and make em cringe...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/MG-Midget.jpg

Abbey
08-20-2015, 06:07 PM
http://www.chicagonow.com/tween-us/files/2015/05/eye-roll.jpg

DLT
08-20-2015, 06:27 PM
I shook my head and rolled my eyes as I read this, more PC crap. But then hell, I read they want it REMOVED FROM SOCIETY!! WTH?? Are people really this frail in life that they need words removed from ever being heard again? EVery damn day, another group or another person offended by something. Then go back in your damn houses and STFU already.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a regulation on Thursday to stop referring to midget raisins as “midget” after an activist group called the term offensive.

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued the proposed rule, announcing the U.S. “Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins” would eliminate all five times the word midget is used. Midget has long been used to describe the differences in sizes of California raisins.

“The action would clarify AMS grade standards by eliminating the use of the term ‘midget,’ while consistently using the term ‘small’ for raisins graded in that category,” the USDA said in the proposed rule. “The industry has used the two grade terms interchangeably for years. The proposed grade standards would be applied uniformly by all handlers.”

“These changes would modernize and clarify the standards by removing dual terminology for the same requirement,” the agency said.

The government said the change was prompted by a request from the Little People of America, a nonprofit membership organization for people of short stature.

The group wants to eliminate the word “midget” from society, and zeroed in on the raisin classification, although they said it was a benign use of the term.

“On May 13, 2013, AMS received a petition from the Little People of America stating that they ‘are trying to raise awareness around and eliminate the use of the word midget,’” the USDA said. “The petition further stated that, ‘Though the use of the word midget by the USDA when classifying certain food products is benign, Little People of America, and the dwarfism community, hopes that the USDA would consider phasing out the term midget.’”

http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-to-stop-calling-midget-raisins-midget/

This PC crap is what you get when you have liberal retards, who never progressed past the 3rd grade maturity-wise, making the rules and the laws. We are now officially an Idiocracy.

Black Diamond
08-20-2015, 07:14 PM
Would someone please pass me the nigger toes?

Drummond
08-20-2015, 08:14 PM
Control the language, control the thinking .. it's straight out of Orwell's '1984'. Lefties actually think that Orwell's nightmare vision is the way to go !

Russ
08-20-2015, 08:57 PM
Who are these "activists" that constantly are on the lookout for things to get offended at? And why can't anyone in any of these government agencies just tell them to shut the hell up and go get a real job? ("Activist" doesn't count). However much of my tax dollars was spent to employ these knuckleheads at the Department of Agriculture, I want it back now.
The term "midget" is not derogatory, it just means small version. And whatever term they start to use now in its place to mean small version - give people 10 years and I'm sure they will start saying that new term has become derogatory. And so on, and so on.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-20-2015, 11:29 PM
Who are these "activists" that constantly are on the lookout for things to get offended at? And why can't anyone in any of these government agencies just tell them to shut the hell up and go get a real job? ("Activist" doesn't count). However much of my tax dollars was spent to employ these knuckleheads at the Department of Agriculture, I want it back now.
The term "midget" is not derogatory, it just means small version. And whatever term they start to use now in its place to mean small version - give people 10 years and I'm sure they will start saying that new term has become derogatory. And so on, and so on.

Well what do you expect from people with midget brains and massively , massive egos???? :laugh:-Tyr
Truth kills them.....they run from it as if it is -The Black Death.

DragonStryk72
08-21-2015, 06:40 AM
Why even call them midget raisins? They're just small raisins, we're wasting a syllable on calling them midgets. I mean, Dwarf Raisins could work, but small raisins is fine.

Tyr-Ziu Saxnot
08-21-2015, 07:07 AM
Why even call them midget raisins? They're just small raisins, we're wasting a syllable on calling them midgets. I mean, Dwarf Raisins could work, but small raisins is fine.

I say go with Dwarf Raisins.. has that mythical , "fairy-like" appeal. The gays should like it too. ;)-Tyr

Voted4Reagan
08-21-2015, 08:18 AM
any of you ever been to New London, CT to see the MIDGET SUBMARINE?? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQC8FDri6tR99Xq8ADz3adlqDvFFLE-TqNTdM1Sutv_2IaoBocFeA

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/23580022.jpg

Voted4Reagan
08-21-2015, 08:29 AM
Who wants to go see the MIDGET RACES??

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Midget-car.jpg

NightTrain
08-21-2015, 08:29 AM
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Voted4Reagan
08-21-2015, 09:19 AM
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