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i'm offended by this potato

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TRIGGER WARNING: during a discussion earlier today, someone posted this meme, I suppose in an effort to make light of the perpetual outrage and offense that permeates our culture. But I think, instead, this heartless and callous individual only demonstrated the need for the PC police.

You might think it's fun to joke about this potato, but do you consider how this image might trigger someone, like myself, with Irish ancestry, because it reminds us of the potato famine? Also, the potato is brown and dirty and it grows in the ground, which could easily be construed as a statement that brown skinned people are dirty and live in caves. Meanwhile, people from Idaho are likely offended because this image appropriates their culture and makes a mockery of it.

It might be a big laugh to you, but remember that this potato is also a visual image, which is certain to make the visually impaired feel excluded. Not to mention that a potato is a spherical, three dimensional object. If you stopped to think for one second you might see how this could ostracize those who struggle with depth perception and those who are geometrically challenged.

This says nothing of the trauma it will surely impose on the starch intolerant community. Obviously -- but I'm sure you all knew this -- potatoes are originally indigenous to the Andes mountain region, so this picture could quite easily cause emotional stress to the peoples of that area who feel they don't get enough credit for cultivating the potato for so many centuries before privileged white Americans stole it.

So, yeah, have your laugh, you bigots. But think about what kind of harm a provocative photo like this might do to all of these groups.

As you can clearly see, everything truly is offensive and everyone's feeling are hurt, so stop saying things, thinking things, or otherwise communicating thoughts of any kind to anyone. It's the only way to make sure everyone is safe.


(found on the internet. no potatos were actually harmed in the making of this post)


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I'm not a native speaker nor think like the way of Westeners do. So, that's why I have no words to speak out loud of my mind about this post. Need a brain storming with my husband later.

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I saw a shape of clouds built like a person in the sky the other day. I hope it won't offended anyone regarding my thoughts.


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This thread offends me.

I am offended you took offense to this thread.


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a potato is a spherical, three dimensional object.

Some are; however, the one that's pictured is probably more oblong-cylindrical. I am offended by this stereotyping but will leave now to attend my tuber lessons.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

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12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

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08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

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