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Respectful Politics Thread (Let's Just See)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jvcarroll, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I’m....... just not even surprised to see this on the news.
     
  2. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Sounds like lot of stupidity on both parties. But a smidgeon of understanding for the kid being stupid. That's what kids do. Seems like he was pumped full of hate to begin with and was looking for a confrontation. But the teacher handled it as poorly as one could
     
  3. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    So with Bernie Sanders running again, how much y’all willing to bet the left shoves him aside for someone like, Nancy Pelosi or whatever?
     
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I don't think so, not this time. It wasn't the left who shoved him aside last time, it was the DNC; the left really, really wanted Bernie, but the DNC really, really wanted Hillary.

    Honestly, Pelosi is almost as big of an embarrassment to the Democratic party as Trump is just in general: she reminds me of those episodes of HEY ARNOLD! and COW AND CHICKEN, where a new bully came to school and tried to out-bully the regular school bully . . . this is what Pelosi is doing, she's trying to outdo Trump at all of his immature behavior, but she's giving Dems a bad rep for it, because she's acting exactly like Reps always accuse Dems of acting like. Chuck Shumer isn't much better, but he doesn't seem to have quite as much audacity as Pelosi.

    If anything, I think it will end up being Kamala Harris the DNC will put on a pedestal this time: she seems to be who they're favoriting right now. I honestly know nothing about her, other than she's from Hawaii, and I can just imagine if Trump had never been president, and she ended up becoming president, we'd have a deja vu of the birther movement all over again because she's from Hawaii.
     
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, I honestly was just thinking about this the other day, and then there's this:
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    I mean, imagine this: you're on the beach, and want to go out for a swim in the ocean . . . but you can't, because there's a wall. You're honeymooning in Niagra and want to see the falls . . . but half of the falls are cut off by a wall. You're a photographer up in the mountains in SoCal and want to get a shot of the sun setting over the Pacific . . . but you can't, because the sunset's blocked by a wall.
     
  6. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I’m not too worried, cause that wall ain’t getting built. :p
     
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    There was a survey/study that was done recently, and if I find the link again I'll share it, but it showed that the further away Americans live from the southern border, the more worried they are about the wall, while those who live closer to the border (especially actual border states) really don't give a crap.

    I can sort of attest to this, as I mentioned before, TN isn't even a border state (not even close), but many of the people who live here support the wall and want it built because they believe TN is somehow directly affected by illegal immigration, and that the wall will protect us from that. Again, it's what our conservative politicians really pushed for during their midterm campaigns . . . and unfortunately, Marsha Blackburn - who's among the worst of the worst my state had to offer - won.
     
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So, this video was in my recommended for really no reason, but it actually kind of proves the point I've made before in the past regarding my unpopular opinion of how women dress themselves actually being a two-way street:



    "Do you like my cleavage?" "Does my cleavage look good?" "I see how your eyes are all like. . . ." I mean, let's face it: some women out there do dress in certain ways with the intention of drawing male attention - whether they want to admit it or not. No, it still doesn't give men the freedom to try and make a grab at them, but nevertheless, both parties have their own responsibilities in situations like this.

    Oh, and anyone else remember when TLC used to be an educational channel that broadcasted informative programming instead of trashy reality shows? Me neither!
     
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  9. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    I agree with you on that. If you dress in a skimpy outfit, tease your hair and paint your face. and go parading around bars and clubs, you can't be too surprised at the men you'll attract.
    Most men are pigs, and seeing a scantily clad girl after drinking a few, the worst of men's behavior tends to come out.
    But if you show off your cleavage/booty/legs and some drunken sailor grabs you, you're asking for trouble just as much as he is.
    Society has made sex cheap. Media, entertainment, advertising, etc. glamorize sex, but humans being what they are, both men and women are trying to satisfy their carnal urges. Men should keep their hands off. But slutty women should stay out of that environment as well.
     
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  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Exactly. And again, I'm not saying I'm against women having the freedom of wearing what they want and when, but that they should also be a little mindful of certain outfits in certain situations. Again, that Ariana Grande mishap last year: if she wanted to wear that skimpy little outfit at one of her concerts, or a party, or whatever, that's her right, but she could and should have classed it up for a funeral; and at the same time, the way she was dressed was not an excuse for that pastor to touch her inappropriately as he did.
     
  11. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

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  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And already, there's plenty of people out there who see news about attacks like this, and they automatically dismiss it as being fake news, if not being staged - this does not help that case at all. Much like, there being an unfortunate stigma that all puppeteers are secretly pedophiles . . . Kevin Clash's scandal years ago - details and facts not withstanding - did not help that stigma.
     
  13. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    And I do remember when TLC was The Learning Channel, long before the likes of Honey Boo Boo came and stunk it up.
     
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  14. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    To be fair, there are a large number of fake hate crimes reported each year. This one just got a lot of attention because it was a famous person doing it.

    What I hate is that almost every media outlet reported the incident, but only now that he is indicted are they reporting it as a hoax. Colbert let Ellen Paige sit there and furiously rant about how hateful all of America is based on this attack, but I have not yet seen him address that it is a hoax. And then you have people that say they dont care that its a hoax, its still proof that the US is full of hate.... what?!?!

    Maybe its just because I live in NYC and we all are just use to seeing different people, but hate crimes like this are so rare. Yes, there are idiots out there that attack people based on what they are, but no where near the amount people think.

    Frankly, this was such a poorly executed hoax. The planning was terrible. I honestly dont even know why he bothered staging it this way. Everything about how this went down is insane.
     
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  15. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Fake hate crimes are nothing new. In 1987 there was Tawana Brawley, a black girl who claimed she was raped by a gang of white men. Allegedly they wrote racist slurs on her body, smeared her with feces, and left her for dead. Al Sharpton spent a year vowing to bring these thugs to justice, while condemning white people.
    It all turned out to be a lie.
    That should have been the end of Sharpton's career. But for the last 30 years, he's been spewing anti-white rhetoric (with gays and Jews thrown in for good measure).
    He doesn't want any unity between blacks and whites, and he wants to keep black people down. As long as he can stir up conflict, he has power.
     
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  16. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    That is the problem with special interest and activist groups. They do not want peace and equality. If they admit that inequality isnt really an issue, they dont have a job anymore. Same reason Democrats keep pushing social non-issues and why Republicans keep pushing fear.
     
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  17. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    When I hear most people saying they want equality, they basically want privilege most of the time.
     
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  18. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Ikea shows an interracial couple in their commercial. . . .

    And . . . cue a bunch of Trumptards boycotting Ikea for "pushing propaganda."
     
  20. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Except they aren't.... because no one cares. Maybe you need to stop seeing color in everything and just see people. Or, just do like Jussie Smollette did and pay people to fake a protest so you can prove your own view of reality.
     


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