Disgusted with the Biden administration

Fletch Member
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Wed, Jan 20, 2021 4:19 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Spock created Fletch to echo everything he’s already been saying, right? 

Hey that’s ridiculous.  I haven’t been here long but don’t clump me in with that.  

I am not a liberal by any means,  I could care less about either sides causes outside of the money issues.


iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Thu, Jan 21, 2021 9:58 AM

Sources! Weird that they’d want to set the bar extremely low to have no responsibility going forward. 

GOONx19 An exceptional poster.
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Thu, Jan 21, 2021 10:00 AM
posted by OSH

She's doing her Masters in Education right now and one course is about discrimination (sexism/racism specifically), and she's not understanding why she has to go through that.

She's seen more discrimination in my life (white male) than she's seen in her life.

Statement 1 is simply silly. If she truly does not understand the value of such a course to administrators/leadership, the course instructor is either not doing a very good job or she's not paying much attention.

I'd love to hear examples for Statement 2, but I'd wager that compelling examples of prejudicial treatment against you on the basis of sex or race do not exist.

Spock Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 21, 2021 10:52 AM
posted by iclfan2

Sources! Weird that they’d want to set the bar extremely low to have no responsibility going forward. 

I will never take a new article serious if "sources" are telling me. Its complete BS.  Same source about Russia?

gut Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 21, 2021 3:12 PM

So the President, who totally doesn't have dementia, accidentally takes a question today...dodges and simply says "c'mon man, give me a break".

Incidentally, the question was "do you want to set the bar higher than 100M vaccines in 100 days since we are already there?"  And Biden claimed "you all said we couldn't do it".  No, no one said that.


Same as the old boss. Just less vulgar.

gut Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 21, 2021 3:14 PM
posted by iclfan2

Sources! Weird that they’d want to set the bar extremely low to have no responsibility going forward.

LOL.  Predictable.  But I thought he planned to reject the Trump plan 2 months ago.  So they sat on their thumb waiting to re-work a plan they expected to start over on anyway?
like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Thu, Jan 21, 2021 3:15 PM
posted by ptown_trojans_1


Of course I am going to be labled the Biden fan on here because, unlike a majority of the posters on here, and especially you, I have an open mind.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Thu, Jan 21, 2021 3:16 PM
posted by Fab4Runner

I'm glad your wife hasn't dealt with sexism or discrimination. That's not the case for millions of other women. And I'm lol-ing a bit at discrimination in white male lives. 

I'm incredibly glad I just saw the first female VP sworn in.

Implicit bias much?
like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Thu, Jan 21, 2021 3:18 PM
posted by gut

Same as the old boss. Just less vulgar.

And both grab that pussy without consent. 
gut Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 21, 2021 3:27 PM
posted by like_that


In Ptown's bubble, accepting and supporting Biden eventhough he's not nearly liberal enough is a very moderate thing to do

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
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Thu, Jan 21, 2021 4:28 PM
posted by GOONx19

Statement 1 is simply silly. If she truly does not understand the value of such a course to administrators/leadership, the course instructor is either not doing a very good job or she's not paying much attention.

I'd love to hear examples for Statement 2, but I'd wager that compelling examples of prejudicial treatment against you on the basis of sex or race do not exist.

She's been in education (or wanted to be) her whole life. She graduated from the best education program in Kentucky (insert jokes there). How is it silly that she has that view, especially with her own history in the field? She's more than qualified to make that statement, especially when she's dealt with many powerful female administrators and teachers. Never once has it came up from anyone that she's been connected with in the schools she's been in -- student teaching to full-time employment.


Does she negate that it does happen? No. But, she's not getting paid less than her male counterparts. She's not getting passed over for anything, in fact, she's been encouraged to pursue other avenues in education that are good for her -- administration, college instruction, etc.

I've not had two jobs go my way, ones that I have been clearly more qualified than the eventual hire. The hire ended up being female. Each time. One was actually a colleague of mine with several years less qualified than me, nowhere near the professional development, and definitely not in the "specialty" that I have -- especially for the position. She got hired, stayed 3 months, and is out of the career since.

I expect it to happen. I know what my career holds and I know how universities (college coaching) happen to hire. I have friends who are told they have to hire females, even if it means more-qualified males are in the running. It's all good, I don't lose sleep over it at all. Like I said, I know the hiring processes and expectations when I apply at many of these places.

Spock Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 22, 2021 7:23 AM

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/21/national-guard-forced-to-evacuate-capitol-grounds-after-alleged-mask-complaint-by-democrat-congressman/


Really?  One person without a mask on in an eating establishment causes this?



jmog Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 22, 2021 10:43 AM
posted by GOONx19

Statement 1 is simply silly. If she truly does not understand the value of such a course to administrators/leadership, the course instructor is either not doing a very good job or she's not paying much attention.

I'd love to hear examples for Statement 2, but I'd wager that compelling examples of prejudicial treatment against you on the basis of sex or race do not exist.

I will give 2 examples, 1 from my dad 40 years ago, and one from me 20 years ago.


My dad, almost 40 years ago, wanted to switch careers and be a firemen/EMT. He scored 2nd on a combination of all the tests among all the people that went through the program. The fire department was only hiring 2 firemen at the time. So if they were hiring the two best candidates, my dad would have been a firemen. However, because of affirmative action only one of the two new hires could be a white male. Since the one person that scored better than him was also a white male, my dad lost the job to a lower scoring minority.


About 24 years ago I started college. When it comes to engineering scholarships are typically all about math/science grades and math/science parts of the ACT (math if you only took SAT). My GPA  (math science) and ACT (math science) were actually perfect scores (straight As in grades, 36s on math/science). It earned me a full tuition paid scholarship for engineering. An african american girl in my class (who was an amazing person, we were great friends, so this is nothing against her) didn't have the same grades or ACT scores. She had not only full tuition, but full room and board, plus a living stipend so she didn't have to work through school. I had to work 2 and 3 part time jobs to have spending money. She even thought it was appalling that she got a lot more than I did scholarship wise. I personally told her that she needed it (she also was a single mother). Even though I also needed it (had a wife and kid by the time I graduated). So she got extra scholarships not based on merit, but based on the color of her skin vs mine. 


If you don't believe there is discrimination out there against Caucasian males, then you aren't paying much attention.


And lets not even start on the false sexual assault accusations that end a college kids career just based on the statement of the female. No evidence needed. 

jmog Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 22, 2021 10:45 AM
posted by Fab4Runner

I'm glad your wife hasn't dealt with sexism or discrimination. That's not the case for millions of other women. And I'm lol-ing a bit at discrimination in white male lives. 

I'm incredibly glad I just saw the first female VP sworn in.

lol, I love you just admitting right out your implicit bias at "lol-ing a bit at discrimination in white male lives" 



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Fri, Jan 22, 2021 10:54 AM
posted by like_that

Sweet response there...

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 22, 2021 11:08 AM
posted by jmog

I will give 2 examples, 1 from my dad 40 years ago, and one from me 20 years ago.


My dad, almost 40 years ago, wanted to switch careers and be a firemen/EMT. He scored 2nd on a combination of all the tests among all the people that went through the program. The fire department was only hiring 2 firemen at the time. So if they were hiring the two best candidates, my dad would have been a firemen. However, because of affirmative action only one of the two new hires could be a white male. Since the one person that scored better than him was also a white male, my dad lost the job to a lower scoring minority.


About 24 years ago I started college. When it comes to engineering scholarships are typically all about math/science grades and math/science parts of the ACT (math if you only took SAT). My GPA  (math science) and ACT (math science) were actually perfect scores (straight As in grades, 36s on math/science). It earned me a full tuition paid scholarship for engineering. An african american girl in my class (who was an amazing person, we were great friends, so this is nothing against her) didn't have the same grades or ACT scores. She had not only full tuition, but full room and board, plus a living stipend so she didn't have to work through school. I had to work 2 and 3 part time jobs to have spending money. She even thought it was appalling that she got a lot more than I did scholarship wise. I personally told her that she needed it (she also was a single mother). Even though I also needed it (had a wife and kid by the time I graduated). So she got extra scholarships not based on merit, but based on the color of her skin vs mine. 


If you don't believe there is discrimination out there against Caucasian males, then you aren't paying much attention.


And lets not even start on the false sexual assault accusations that end a college kids career just based on the statement of the female. No evidence needed. 

My ATM password is 1600 - same as my SAT score.  I put 42 lbs of pressure in my tire - like my 4.2 GPA in HS.  My favorite steam room temperature is 142, same as my IQ.

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Fri, Jan 22, 2021 11:11 AM
posted by jmog

I will give 2 examples, 1 from my dad 40 years ago, and one from me 20 years ago.


My dad, almost 40 years ago, wanted to switch careers and be a firemen/EMT. He scored 2nd on a combination of all the tests among all the people that went through the program. The fire department was only hiring 2 firemen at the time. So if they were hiring the two best candidates, my dad would have been a firemen. However, because of affirmative action only one of the two new hires could be a white male. Since the one person that scored better than him was also a white male, my dad lost the job to a lower scoring minority.


About 24 years ago I started college. When it comes to engineering scholarships are typically all about math/science grades and math/science parts of the ACT (math if you only took SAT). My GPA  (math science) and ACT (math science) were actually perfect scores (straight As in grades, 36s on math/science). It earned me a full tuition paid scholarship for engineering. An african american girl in my class (who was an amazing person, we were great friends, so this is nothing against her) didn't have the same grades or ACT scores. She had not only full tuition, but full room and board, plus a living stipend so she didn't have to work through school. I had to work 2 and 3 part time jobs to have spending money. She even thought it was appalling that she got a lot more than I did scholarship wise. I personally told her that she needed it (she also was a single mother). Even though I also needed it (had a wife and kid by the time I graduated). So she got extra scholarships not based on merit, but based on the color of her skin vs mine. 


If you don't believe there is discrimination out there against Caucasian males, then you aren't paying much attention.


And lets not even start on the false sexual assault accusations that end a college kids career just based on the statement of the female. No evidence needed. 

Ohhh we are doing story time. Ok I have some. Although, citing something 40 years ago and 20 years ago is not really relevant to today, but hey I understand. 

I grew up in Southern Ohio and as a white male from the Appalachian area, I was able to receive some additional Pell grants to head to Ohio State.  If I did not have those programs, I would have had more student debt. I also had to work close to a full time job through college. So, there is one example as a white male, I was able to use a program. Granted it was regional, it was still great and useful. I'll also note the Pell grant has been gutted over the years where it is largely ineffective. 

I'll cite some recent examples where my wife had some let's say issues that as a white male, I do not have to put up with. 

1. Name change. My wife did not take my last name and it was for one big reason: Her professional license and her family business. If my wife changed her name to mine, she would have had to reapply in Ohio for her professional business and also change every form to do it. Also, she is the legal next in line to take over the family business, and the state would have had her go through extra steps if she would have changed her name. So, it was easier for her to not change her name. As a male, I never had to even think of that. 

2. Legal documents. We just recently closed on a house. Guess what, on all the legal documents, the man's name and title is listed first and is given preference over the woman. Even if the wife is the breadwinner in the household.  I had to sign off first or was given the default option.

There are other legal documents and issues over the years we have noticed that as well. 

As my wife says in jest sometimes, it is because you are a man it is easier. We are having the same issues as we move over license, title and car tags. 

3. Name change example number 2. My mom has kept her married name for years, even after divorcing my biological father in the 80s. She could never change her name back growing up because the state of Ohio required both parties to sign off on her changing her name back. That law changed some years ago and so she was able to finally change her name back. I'll also note it was a pain the ass for her to do that. Again, something as a male, I never have to deal with. 

I think there is bias of all sorts in the system, and there are even examples where yes it does include white men, but to dismiss any of them I think is a little short sighted. The saying of you don't know a peron's perspective until you walk in their shoes applies here. 

jmog Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 22, 2021 11:21 AM
posted by ptown_trojans_1

Ohhh we are doing story time. Ok I have some. Although, citing something 40 years ago and 20 years ago is not really relevant to today, but hey I understand. 

I grew up in Southern Ohio and as a white male from the Appalachian area, I was able to receive some additional Pell grants to head to Ohio State.  If I did not have those programs, I would have had more student debt. I also had to work close to a full time job through college. So, there is one example as a white male, I was able to use a program. Granted it was regional, it was still great and useful. I'll also note the Pell grant has been gutted over the years where it is largely ineffective. 

I'll cite some recent examples where my wife had some let's say issues that as a white male, I do not have to put up with. 

1. Name change. My wife did not take my last name and it was for one big reason: Her professional license and her family business. If my wife changed her name to mine, she would have had to reapply in Ohio for her professional business and also change every form to do it. Also, she is the legal next in line to take over the family business, and the state would have had her go through extra steps if she would have changed her name. So, it was easier for her to not change her name. As a male, I never had to even think of that. 

2. Legal documents. We just recently closed on a house. Guess what, on all the legal documents, the man's name and title is listed first and is given preference over the woman. Even if the wife is the breadwinner in the household.  I had to sign off first or was given the default option.

There are other legal documents and issues over the years we have noticed that as well. 

As my wife says in jest sometimes, it is because you are a man it is easier. We are having the same issues as we move over license, title and car tags. 

3. Name change example number 2. My mom has kept her married name for years, even after divorcing my biological father in the 80s. She could never change her name back growing up because the state of Ohio required both parties to sign off on her changing her name back. That law changed some years ago and so she was able to finally change her name back. I'll also note it was a pain the ass for her to do that. Again, something as a male, I never have to deal with. 

I think there is bias of all sorts in the system, and there are even examples where yes it does include white men, but to dismiss any of them I think is a little short sighted. The saying of you don't know a peron's perspective until you walk in their shoes applies here. 

1. Your main example was because of where you lived, not because you were white. So your story has nothing to do with race.


2. No one is saying that there aren't situations and instances of discrimination against women out there. Crap, all you need to do is look at how freaking difficult it is for any woman who has ever been married and divorced, name changed, etc to get the new license. You have to have your most recent license, birth certificate, marriage license, divorce documents, etc. A man just has to have his license and birth certificate.


3. We were just pointing out Fab's "lol-ing at white male discrimination" comment and pointing out that is absolutely happens to white males as well.

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Fri, Jan 22, 2021 11:41 AM
posted by jmog

1. Your main example was because of where you lived, not because you were white. So your story has nothing to do with race.


2. No one is saying that there aren't situations and instances of discrimination against women out there. Crap, all you need to do is look at how freaking difficult it is for any woman who has ever been married and divorced, name changed, etc to get the new license. You have to have your most recent license, birth certificate, marriage license, divorce documents, etc. A man just has to have his license and birth certificate.


3. We were just pointing out Fab's "lol-ing at white male discrimination" comment and pointing out that is absolutely happens to white males as well.

Oh I have some good race stories too. I grew up in a majority white part of the state, my sister is mixed, and my step father is black. I was called N lover a lot growing up. Also, I've noticed how my sister, as mixed, is treated differently than me numerous occasions throughout my life to today. 

My overall point is we all deal with various forms of discrimination but at least in my experience, white males have not experienced as much as other groups. 

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Fri, Jan 22, 2021 11:45 AM
posted by jmog

3. We were just pointing out Fab's "lol-ing at white male discrimination" comment and pointing out that is absolutely happens to white males as well.

Cool. I'm still going to laugh at a white male saying it's not a big deal to have our first female VP in 245 years. It is a big deal. And I'm going to laugh when he says he's experienced more discrimination than women. White males in America have had it easier than anyone else BY FAR, so yes, those statements are hilarious to me. 

I like white males. I'm married to one. All things considered, he's had an easy, carefree life. He knows that, and would never claim he's faced more discrimination than a woman or a POC.

I'm well aware that most of the dudes on this site think my opinions are wrong and/or dumb. I don't really care. Been dealing with that since I was 6. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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