I’ve been thinking about the Rahm Emmanuel incident regarding his use of the word “retarded” and trying to figure out how I wanted to address it. I’ve just read this Paul Shlichta article which says it all for me. The same could be said for other words, such as “bastard” which I once used as it was meant to be used and good golly how the poop hit the fan! Shlichta nails it. Now that I think of it, I get the same crap for using “homo”.