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    Larry Flynt has an SCI. If that's the sole criterion for being written up in New Mobility, then the cover article is relevant.

    But Larry Flynt has no interest in the disability community, no interest in disability activism or rights, and no apparent sense of himself as a disabled person. He's also not very good at managing his own disability. He's pretty much irrelevant to the SCI/disability community, as LaMemChose said.

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      Originally posted by Katja View Post
      Larry Flynt has an SCI. If that's the sole criterion for being written up in New Mobility, then the cover article is relevant.

      But Larry Flynt has no interest in the disability community, no interest in disability activism or rights, and no apparent sense of himself as a disabled person. He's also not very good at managing his own disability. He's pretty much irrelevant to the SCI/disability community, as LaMemChose said.
      Oh I see, so he doesn't give a rat's ass for others in his situation?...well I agree. This man is an irrelevancy. i thought he'd be cool and pushing the case for equality for us all, sadly, it appears not.

      Apologies.
      "The problem with self improvement is knowing when to quit." "Diamond" David Lee Roth.

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        Originally posted by WahWah View Post
        Oh I see, so he doesn't give a rat's ass for others in his situation?...well I agree. This man is an irrelevancy. i thought he'd be cool and pushing the case for equality for us all, sadly, it appears not.
        Yeah, people keep hoping that, and it keeps never happening. Pretty much every interview the man has ever given to anyone who has a reasonable stake in the disability community has been the same: "If you're going to sit in a wheelchair, it might as well be gold." That's about it.

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          Originally posted by IsMaisin View Post
          I can not, simply can not believe that all of you who have made the 117 previous replies have completely and totally missed the IMPORTANT thing in this thread.

          Offroaderswife is limited to such poor quality rum that she has to mix it with diet sprite? This is a crisis, a tragedy!

          My dear, poor lady, I hope that one day you will discover the wonders of a good rum, a rum that you will sip and savor, a distillation of sugar cane or molasses so delightful that you will forget everything else for a while. You might start with Eight Bells Rum before moving on to the best export of Colombia, Parcero Reserva Especial 12 Year Old Rum.

          I beg you, please reconsider this blasphemous path you are walking. There is such wonder and delight in the world, don't limit yourself to what you find seeping through the gutters.


          Lord Byron:
          LOL. Oh my, you poor thing! I hope you feel better soon! I can only assume you're angry over something deeper than my opinion. I had no idea that me and captain Morgan with diet soda could cause someone so much anger. Feel better soon, dear! I'm sure you can find a worth while thread to lash out on. I've commented my opinion on much better threads than this one. Feel free to seek me out and lash out at me on the rest of them too. I can handle it
          DFW TEXAS- T-10 since March 20th, 1994

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            Originally posted by IsMaisin View Post
            I can not, simply can not believe that all of you who have made the 117 previous replies have completely and totally missed the IMPORTANT thing in this thread.

            Offroaderswife is limited to such poor quality rum that she has to mix it with diet sprite? This is a crisis, a tragedy!
            Quelle horreur!
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              hey Katja, Larry Flynt is probably more a product of his generation I think. His generation were expected to be stoic and uncomplaining, but to me that can also be seen as some form of denial.

              It's different these days, especially if you have a captive audience like Flynt does, we face who we are and speak out for others in our situation.

              Let's now pull apart Flynt's line "If you have to sit in a wheelchair, it might as well be gold".

              Notice how he says it, "if you have to sit in a wheelchair, it might as well be gold", it's as if he is trying to tell us he has CHOSEN to sit in a wheelchair, not that he relies on a wheelchair to get about. The fact he says its gold is his way of saying i'm so successful I'm now choosing to get around in a gold wheelchair, i could walk if i wanted to but i prefer getting around in a gold sedan chair, like some pornographist chinese emperor.

              Get over yourself Larry...you are a cripple like the rest of us.

              I fucking hate the word "cripple" but its a word Larry might understand from his denial ridden fantasy land of the 50's.
              "The problem with self improvement is knowing when to quit." "Diamond" David Lee Roth.

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                Originally posted by Uncle Peter View Post
                Tell the editor that, please.
                NM continues to make the case against its continued relevance with many of its article choices. The Flynt piece is a prime example. NM has gotten out of touch with its readership and the larger community.

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                  NM could have interviewed numerous individuals who are dis as a result of gun violence other than Larry Flynt. For balance in such a piece, NM could have interviewed persons living with disability who are proponents of gun ownership. There might exist individuals within the dis community whose lives were spared based upon personal gun ownership. (The last statement is purely speculative.)

                  NM went for a cheap and easy, let's beat Flynt's story one more time like the tired, dead horse it has been for decades. Let that one go already, eh? Interview younger, more recent members to the dis tribe. NM could have talked with and queried persons living with SCI, TBI, limb loss as a result of gun violence. Instead, it used the threadbare Flynt.

                  We deserve better.
                  Last edited by LaMemChose; 8 Apr 2013, 10:20 PM. Reason: goofs

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                    Originally posted by offroaderswife View Post
                    LOL. Oh my, you poor thing! I hope you feel better soon! I can only assume you're angry over something deeper than my opinion. I had no idea that me and captain Morgan with diet soda could cause someone so much anger. Feel better soon, dear! I'm sure you can find a worth while thread to lash out on. I've commented my opinion on much better threads than this one. Feel free to seek me out and lash out at me on the rest of them too. I can handle it
                    Where did you read anger? I think you misunderstood the post..
                    Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

                    I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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                      Originally posted by ~Lin View Post
                      Where did you read anger? I think you misunderstood the post..
                      Maybe. Either way, my husband and I got a good giggle out of the post about my blasphemous path and my poor quality of rum. It was such an old comment that he quoted about that I had to go back a refresh. I've fortunately been on a cheap wine kick since then, but equally a blasphemous. Lol. It's all good! I have no bones with the person who posted it
                      DFW TEXAS- T-10 since March 20th, 1994

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                        Don't worry, I meant it as comic relief.
                        Played with bombs- No SCI, Brain Damage enough that I require a chair and a caregiver.

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                          Originally posted by sherocksandsherolls View Post
                          Yep, here is another "Spin" on the issue: "Stop hatin' Lady Gaga's gold wheelchair"

                          http://www.newmobility.com/browse_th...=475&blogID=19

                          Someone did their research.
                          Just a statement from an artist. Over the years Lady Gaga has done some things to try and push the envelope to make our culture more inclusive of minority populations ie immigration, LGBT and HIV and now PWD. Anybody that looks at our society knows us PWD sometimes struggle to be included and noticed. I think Lady Gaga is trying to use her position and her post surgery condition to say 'hey I am in a wheelchair look at me'.

                          Society has a way of avoiding looking at us, anybody in a chair who wheels thru Walmart knows this.
                          Last edited by ZenBiker; 9 Apr 2013, 8:38 AM.

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                            Originally posted by ZenBiker View Post
                            Just a statement from an artist. Over the years Lady Gaga has done some things to try and push the envelope to make our culture more inclusive of minority populations ie immigration, LGBT and HIV and now PWD. Anybody that looks at our society knows us PWD sometimes struggle to be included and noticed. I think Lady Gaga is trying to use her position and her post surgery condition to say 'hey I am in a wheelchair look at me'.

                            Society has a way of avoiding looking at us, anybody in a chair who wheels thru Walmart knows this.
                            yes, exactly.

                            and I will be looking into those rum recommendations IsMaisin! That was both funny and educational! I tend to mix my rum with fruit juices
                            "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” ~Carlos Castaneda

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                              Originally posted by ZenBiker View Post
                              I think Lady Gaga is trying to use her position and her post surgery condition to say 'hey I am in a wheelchair look at me'.
                              I think you're projecting here. Wishful thinking.

                              I wouldn't pretend to know what LG is thinking or what kind of statement she's making or if she's even trying to make a statement. Absent any announcement from her about her condition and, specifically, how it's expanded her awareness of disability issues, her gold-plated wheelchair and Louis Vuitton wheelchairs trivializes disability and reduces it to a cartoon existence. Looking at photos of her gussied up sitting in one-off chairs is likely to strike the average person as yet another collection of props designed to draw attention to her, not her injury let alone us.
                              stephen@bike-on.com

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                                Geez, it's only a frggin wheel chair, not a mystical chariot. Stop dwelling and enjoy what you can, everyone else is. Sometimes Club SCI makes me shake my head.

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