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MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has deemed "hard worker" to be offensive language.  See if you can guess why without Googling it.  My guess was actually wrong. 

And no, it's not because all liberals hate to be reminded that they're lazy either, smartasses (but good guess). 

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My non-Google answer: Does it offend people that want to get a job but can't find one?

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Without googling, it implies executives & CEO's don't work hard ? Just a guess.

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khawk wrote: My non-Google answer: Does it offend people that want to get a job but can't find one?
Excellent guess but incorrect.

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lobo316 wrote: Without googling, it implies executives & CEO's don't work hard ? Just a guess.
You think liberals care about executives and CEOs?  lol  The correct answer is closer to the opposite.

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My non-Google answer was a little convoluted, but I was trying really hard to think like a liberal.  I pre-supposed it had to do with race/gender, because, you know, liberals.  So I remember how liberals got upset years ago when people tried to make the case that black athletes were "naturally" superior.  They really hated that word "naturally".  So I figured they were now upset when people would say "Look at those hard-working Mexicans (or insert marginalized class here)" implying that they didn't have natural intelligence and needed to work harder than whites.  Anyway, I hit on some correct elements but I was wrong.  The real answer is a doozy. 

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Some of us aren't hard working enough to wait for this bull shit. Post the fucking answer already.

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Fuck. 

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gwlee7 wrote: Fuck. 
Incorrect, you didn't get the permission slip notarized first. 

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Non-googled answer: this cunt thinks it's a subjective tag.

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So this is the answer, and it's not a joke.  Harris-Perry has a picture hanging in her office of slaves picking cotton, and she looks at it every day to remind herself that no one today could ever work as hard as they did, and to suggest that any of us could be a "hard worker" in comparison is offensive to slaves.  She stopped an interview to explain this to a flabbergasted guest and chastise him for using the term "hard worker" in reference to a political discussion. 

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I guess she must include herself in this discussion, as she's just a reporter.

Found out she's also a Tax Cheat.

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I like my answer better, so don't tell anyone or some windbag cunt will jump on it and try to use it like that one did with the slave pic story.

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srossi wrote: So this is the answer, and it's not a joke.  Harris-Perry has a picture hanging in her office of slaves picking cotton, and she looks at it every day to remind herself that no one today could ever work as hard as they did, and to suggest that any of us could be a "hard worker" in comparison is offensive to slaves.  She stopped an interview to explain this to a flabbergasted guest and chastise him for using the term "hard worker" in reference to a political discussion. 
You cannot make this shit up.
Un-fucking-real.

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Everyone's hero Mike Rowe from "Dirty Jobs" has chimed in on Facebook on this moron in typically spectacular Mike Rowe fashion:

'Hello Mr. Rowe! What's your take on MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry being offended by the phrase "hard worker"? How can such a label possibly be offensive to anyone?”

Lenny Kostecki

My take Lenny, for what it's worth, is that there is no longer a limit to what people can be offended by.

Melissa Harris-Perry appears to be put off by the suggestion that “hard work” is too often linked with success. She doesn’t like the fact that many hard-working individuals have not enjoyed the same measure of success as Speaker Ryan, who was being acknowledged on her show for his excellent work ethic. Here is her response, in her own words...

HARRIS-PERRY:HARRIS-PERRY: “I want us to be super careful when we use the language “hard worker.” I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall, because it is a reminder about what hard work really looks like. But in the context of relative privilege, when you talk about work-life balance, the moms who don’t have health care aren’t called hard workers. We call them failures. We call them people who are sucking off the system.”

To me, it sounds as though Melissa is displaying images of slavery or drudgery in her office to remind herself of what hard work really and truly looks like. That’s a bit like hanging images of rape and bondage to better illustrate the true nature of human sexuality. Whatever her logic might be, it’s difficult to respond without first pointing out a few things that most people will find screamingly obvious. So let’s do that.

First of all, slavery is not “hard work;” it’s forced labor. There’s a big difference. Likewise, slaves are not workers; they are by definition, property. They have no freedom, no hope, and no rights. Yes, they work hard, obviously. But there can be no “work ethic” among slaves, because the slave has no choice in the matter.

Workers on the other hand, have free will. They are free to work as hard as they wish. Or not. The choice is theirs. And their decision to work hard, or not, is not a function of compliance or coercion; it’s a reflection of character and ambition.

This business of conflating hard work with forced labor not only minimizes the importance of a decent work ethic, it diminishes the unspeakable horror of slavery. Unfortunately, people do this all the time. We routinely describe bosses as “slave-drivers,” and paychecks as “slave’s wages.” Melissa though, has come at it from the other side. She’s suggesting that because certain “hard workers” are not as prosperous as other “hard workers,” - like the people on her office wall - we should all be “super-careful” about overly-praising hard work.

I suspect this is because Melissa believes - as do many others - that success today is mostly a function of what she calls, “relative privilege.” This is fancy talk for the simple fact that life is unfair, and some people are born with more advantages than others. It's also a fine way to prepare the unsuspecting viewer for the extraordinary suggestion that slavery is proof-positive that hard work doesn’t pay off.

Obviously, I don’t see the world the same way as Melissa, but we do have something in common. Like her, I keep a picture on my office wall.

That’s me, squatting next to the most disappointing toilet I’ve ever encountered, preparing to clean it out with a garden trowel. I keep it there to remind me of what happens when you need a plumber but can’t find one.

It's also a nice reminder that a good plumber these days has a hell of a lot more job security than the average news anchor. (With respect.)

Mike

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And the hypocritical skeletons start pouring out of the closet now as people dig into this bitch.  She owes the IRS $70,000 in back taxes, this coming from a woman who obviously makes a very good living (MSNBC host, faculty member and Presidential Chair at Wake Forest, writer of books and magazine articles) but insists that the well-off pay more.  She won't even pay what she owes under the current laws.  She cited "a series of personal crises" as a reason she fell behind.  Boo-hoo.  The rich are immune to personal crises as we all know and should just keep paying more, more, more. 

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And she just quit MSNBC, accusing them of racism for "silencing" her.  Their crime: they bumped her show a couple of times to have special debate coverage where they made fun of Republicans.  The one solace I have in all of this nonsense lately is that the extreme left will eat each other since no one can ever be liberal enough for them.  You're already seeing blacks turn against white social justice warriors, transgenders turn against gays, feminists turn against traditional liberal women, etc. 

Exact quote (and this is a host talking about MSNBC here): “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes.  I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by Lack, Griffin, or MSNBC.”

MSNBC has called her accusations "surprising, confusing and disappointing.”  They helped create these monsters, there is nothing surprising about how it came back to bite them in the ass.  Expect a civil rights lawsuit to follow since the host is in serious trouble with the IRS and needs the money. 

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Blogger Ace, from Ace of Spade Headquarters, fisked Ms. Harris-Perry's letter of complaint with typical aplomb.  An excerpt:
...there is a level of professional decency, respect, and communication that has been denied this show for years.
Because it's not very good, it's silly, and you wear tampons as earrings.
And now you're telling me you cry all the time like a crazyperson
And the utter insulting absurdity of the past few weeks exceeds anything I can countenance.
From your own self-description, you can't countenance a lot of things. What, with all the crying and stuff of countless tears rolling down your cheeks into puddles of sad.

I have stayed in the same hotels where MSNBC has been broadcasting in Iowa, in New Hampshire, and in South Carolina, yet I have been shut out from coverage.
You know who else got to stay at the same hotels as other on-air television personalities, but then who were denied on-air hits?
Slaves did, that's who.
I have a PhD in political science and have taught American voting and elections at some of the nation�s top universities for nearly two decades, yet I have been deemed less worthy to weigh in than relative novices and certified liars.
So many credentials!
Did you also get a Ph.D. in Crying Too Many Tears to Count? Because if not, it sounds like you're just a few credits short!
Hey, let's hear some more bragging about yourself.

I have hosted a weekly program on this network for four years and contributed to election coverage on this network for nearly eight years...
I'm noticing no words like "I have consistently won my time slot" or "I have succeeded in increasing ratings from our lead-in."
... but no one on the third floor has even returned an email, called me, or initiated or responded to any communication of any kind from me for nearly a month.
Maybe they were worried you would cry, and there would be too many tears to count.
It is profoundly hurtful to realize that I work for people who find my considerable expertise and editorial judgment valueless to the coverage they are creating.
That's a direct quote from a slave's journal.



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Glad to see that this piece of shit was even too crazy for MSNBC.

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The latest information makes all this even clearer.  On Feb. 7, Super Bowl Sunday, MSNBC asked Harris-Perry to spend her entire show covering the election in an attempt to boost ratings for a sagging show.  She could say whatever she wanted, but they wanted election coverage, period.  Harris-Perry refused and demanded that she be allowed to speak about Beyoncé's single "Formation" that was released the previous day and that Beyoncé wound up performing at the Super Bowl that day.  MSNBC didn't feel that a discussion of a political pop song would be as interesting as election coverage and there was an argument.  They had a back-and-forth with Harris-Perry throwing a temper tantrum, and she won and talked about what she wanted.  It was then that MSNBC decided to pre-empt her show for the next 2 weeks to have additional election coverage since she had refused to do her job and provide the programming that her employer wanted her to.  A shock, I know, that an employee got in trouble for insubordination.  

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You know who else got in trouble for insubordination? Slaves. The parallels are troubling.

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Someone has a poor work ethic.



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