Dance Articles > Barbara Moore: Playboy Playmate and DanceSport Competitor

Discussion in 'Dance Articles' started by DanceMentor, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    my point - which seems to have eluded everyone - is that no one makes fun of uptight people of any identifable group - except this one - without getting branded as non-pc by some member of the pc police. i find the inconsistency worth commenting on - especially if one is supposed to be a moderator - whose response - not the repetitive references - is what i commented on.

    i mean, somebody should say something since anyone who fits the "conservative christian" stereotype the people participating in this tpoic appear to subscribe to - they wouldn't be reading a thread referring to a playboy playmate anyway, right? and they have as much right to their views as anyone does, don''t they? i mean, they're not nearly as zealous as salsa dancers are about how salsa has changed their lives, or being provincial when they can't understand why others don't share their world view, etc. :roll:

    or maybe they're just being gracious & ignoring all this.
  2. Merrylegs

    Merrylegs Well-Known Member

    You know what? If, instead of saying "conservative Christian" group I inserted a different noun, would you be having this issue with me? I was using it as an example. And, I DIDN"T SAY ANYTHING THAT I HAVEN"T WITNESSED IN MY OWN LIFE. Wanna guess what my family's beliefs are?

    Please, give me a break. If you have an issue with someone how about taking a look at the the former Concservative Christian-Playmate-Internet pornstar-adulteress? Giver her a hard time about values and send her an email, why don't you? I think you've missed the mark, my friend.
  3. Merrylegs

    Merrylegs Well-Known Member

    Hi father is/was Fernando Lamas, and was/is also an actor.
  4. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    you still don't get the point - which is the only reason i responded to your post to begin with.

    i think that someone who is a moderator, regardless of their personal views, has an obligation to be impartial to the best of their ability rather than encourage this - regardless of what faith or religion is being belittled.

    *that* is my point - that it's apparently OK to belttle one particular religion but not others and that someone who is a moderator was apparently encouraging it.

    still, in response to your question, deity forbid that i make a flippant comment about a stereotype of jews, catholics, mormons, or muslims, etc. but that someone from that group and/or a moderator wouldn't eventually respond and the ruling from on high would be: non PC. but that doesn't seem to happen for the faith in question.
  5. Merrylegs

    Merrylegs Well-Known Member

    Sir, I am confused. I am not a moderator on this forum, or anywhere for that matter.

    I admit to being confused, I think you might be as well. Are you taking aim at me or someone else? Am I being paranoid or is there an issue with me?

    Please write clearly and succinctly so that I may understand what the problem is. Thanks.
  6. DancePoet

    DancePoet Well-Known Member

    Evidently some of my comments have been ... overlooked? ;)
  7. Merrylegs

    Merrylegs Well-Known Member

    I've just re-read every post on this thread, and I can confirm that *I* did not make any derrogatory comments about a specific group. I just said it was funny to poke fun at uptight people. Sure, I made comments about the costume and probably some other stuff, too. I made a reference to Barbara Moore's article and that it was no surprise that she swung all the way to the other end of the spectrum based on the household she grew up in. (That was paraphrasing.)

    And, the deity in question is acknowledged by many groups, which I won't name for fear of being called un-pc again. When did it become un-pc to just NAME groups?

    If you only knew me, you'd know that I am inclusive of people from every aspect of life, with exception of closed minded people. I've recently dumped a friend for constantly telling racist jokes when I asked him not to, because it goes against my beliefs and the way I live my life. I embrace everybody, o.k.?

    Why do I feel like I'm getting into trouble here? I'm going to wait until I hear back from you before I respond again. Am I nuts?
  8. DancePoet

    DancePoet Well-Known Member

    I think it's just Friday. ;) :lol:
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    sir, since we are setting the PC setting on high, Catholics ARE christians, at least that is how THEY view themselves and would be quite offended by another christian putting them outside of the category christian...just as would methodists and episcoplaians etc...SO, becareful with your indignation as you have just inadvertantly made a similar error...hug
  10. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    you know DP the only reason I clicked onto this site was to see what YOU had to say about it :lol: :lol:
  11. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    This thread was right at the bottom of the page and I couldn't resist. It was brought to my attention by concerned people and I see why. :(

    A general comment. Actually a couple...maybe. I welcome pms, but don't want a public discussion of moderating.

    1. Comments on moderation by non-members.
    Please read the guidelines. Sometimes moderators comment publicly, but in general we like to keep all moderating comments out of the public eye as it changes the atmosphere on df.

    2. df atmosphere
    Big time sniping going on over here. How many posts arguing about if you/I am a moderator with half the responses with agitated tone and also confused about what we even are talking about? If you think that someone is talking about moderating issues and shouldn't do you continue adding fuel to the fire or pm a moderator? I would advise the latter. There is a reason we have a pm function. Also attacking people's religion/religious views/comments? :shock: This is why we encourage people not to include religious comments. It takes a lot to talk civilly about an issue that is so personal and I have seen very few discussions on df which have touched this issue and succeeded in not disintegrating. Again, we have a pm function.

    If I read this thread today as a new member I would hesitate to come back. Think about what most you value about this place and comments that I have seen elsewhere today, included below:

    Im pretty new too. So far everyone seems nice. Laughing

    Thanks for all the welcomes Very Happy

    I haven’t figured out yet how to reply to parts of other posts so I will do it all in one go….

    Perhaps when we feel like retorting back online we consider the impression that we are making? What sort of community that we are trying to create? Open, welcoming discussion, respectfully disagreeing...
  12. alemana

    alemana New Member

    i couldn't disagree more.
  13. clave

    clave New Member

    I wanted to see what all the ruckus is about, so I went and looked up Barbara Moore photos on google images. I must say, compared to the airbrushed perfection of her Playboy portfolio, her boob job looks absolutely terrible on most of the photos. Big turnoff. Ladies, don't do it.
  14. tacad

    tacad New Member

    Uhh,..., ok.

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