Progressives, part 3...

geeblock Member
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 12:29 PM
posted by justincredible

Please don't take this as me defending or endorsing Fox News in any way, but what do you think the response would be if a conservative black panelist called a black liberal that name on Fox News? I could be wrong, but I think the outrage machine would kick into high gear.

Also, this discussion reminds me of this scene from Black-ish.

 

The outrage machine may in fact do so but it wouldn’t be from average every day black people in my opinion.  

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 12:31 PM
posted by geeblock

The outrage machine may in fact do so but it wouldn’t be from average every day black people in my opinion.  

That's fair, and I don't think I disagree. But I think white liberals would be incensed and be sure to let everyone know about it.

geeblock Member
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 12:34 PM
posted by justincredible

That's fair, and I don't think I disagree. But I think white liberals would be incensed and be sure to let everyone know about it.

Agreed very similar to how the only people outraged by this are conservative white males

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 12:39 PM
posted by geeblock

Agreed very similar to how the only people outraged by this are conservative white males

I think you might be confusing outrage with curiosity as to why there isn't more outrage from the left. But, I'll be honest, I don't really care too much so haven't really looked. I do follow a lot of conservative voices on twitter and haven't seen any outrage. 

geeblock Member
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 12:41 PM
posted by justincredible

I think you might be confusing outrage with curiosity as to why there isn't more outrage from the left. But, I'll be honest, I don't really care too much so haven't really looked. I do follow a lot of conservative voices on twitter and haven't seen any outrage. 

True. This is the only place I have encountered this topic 

gut Senior Member
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 12:49 PM

I wish most celebrities would shut-up about politics.  Most of them are completely ignorant about politics and economics.  Heck, many of them are ignorant on almost everything.  Being good-looking and good at pretending like you're someone else doesn't mean you have an informed opinion.

 

Speaking of which, good looking and fit doesn't just apply to music and Hollywood - I think I saw a study where many company exec's are well above average with respect to fitness, height, etc.  I wonder when the left will start crying about how unfair the world is for short, fat and ugly people.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 12:55 PM

I've actually seen articles in the past complaining about how life is a lot easier for attractive people.

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 1:08 PM
posted by gut

I think I saw a study where many company exec's are well above average with respect to fitness, height, etc.  I wonder when the left will start crying about how unfair the world is for short, fat and ugly people.

I also find it odd that those who complain about exec pay have no problem with Actors or Athletes getting paid absurd amounts of money. 

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 2:18 PM
posted by iclfan2

I also find it odd that those who complain about exec pay have no problem with Actors or Athletes getting paid absurd amounts of money. 

 

Completely agree.  And executives employ thousands of employees and have massive amounts of responsibility across the board.  Yet somehow they’re the bad guys, while the smut peddlers plunder and pillage.

 

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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 2:21 PM
posted by QuakerOats

 

Completely agree.  And executives employ thousands of employees and have massive amounts of responsibility across the board.  Yet somehow they’re the bad guys, while the smut peddlers plunder and pillage.

 

No comment other than LOL at smut. Haven't heard that one in a while..

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 2:25 PM

Love me some smut.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 2:27 PM

Damn straight, smut makes the world go round!

superman Senior Member
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 4:17 PM
posted by geeblock

Is a black person referring to another person as a negro racist? Or are you really upset he called him token 

Not upset at all. Just pointing out what a hypocrite you are.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 4:35 PM
posted by QuakerOats

... the smut peddlers plunder and pillage.

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SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 4:52 PM

545 point loss on the Dow today. Change we can [really] believe in. 

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 5:01 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

545 point loss on the Dow today. Change we can [really] believe in. 

inb4 FAKE NEWS

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 5:16 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

545 point loss on the Dow today. Change we can [really] believe in. 

 

 

Still up 40% since the election; less than 2 years.   I am more than happy, as are most.

 

Good luck.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 5:17 PM

 

 

Get some Nutanix while it is on sale   NTNX

 

You’re welcome.

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 5:39 PM
posted by QuakerOats

 

 

Still up 40% since the election; less than 2 years.   I am more than happy, as are most.

 

Good luck.

When Obama took office the Dow was a little under 8k. He left it at a little over 17k. Are you going to give him the credit for that growth too? 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Thu, Oct 11, 2018 5:41 PM
posted by SportsAndLady

When Obama took office the Dow was a little under 8k. He left it at a little over 17k. Are you going to give him the credit for that growth too? 

He is not. 

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