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Re: Politics

Postby the cheese » 10 May 2017, 15:21

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Rodney Farva wrote:liberal fb feed blowing up congratulating people for booing and turning their backs on betsy devos when she spoke at a graduation speech in florida. i didn't read any of the stories because i can well imagine them.

hey fellow lefties, stop doing that. you don't like her, neither do i. but for fuck's sake, let's try to have a society here people. sit stonefaced and don't clap. but don't be rude and contribute further to the coarsening of political discourse.* doesn't help anyone, just riles up the right wing neanderthals.




* internet message boreds being the obvious exception in terms of where this is acceptable


I have different strands of this debate with a friend via facebook fairly frequently, and I typically take the opposite side. Civil discourse is dead and has been for a long while. Why would you give Betsy DeVos, whose public statements and policy are generally racist and ignorant, the pleasure and political victory of speaking her racist bullshit to a bunch black people without incident?




I gotta go with Rodney here. Once we've decided political discourse is dead, and that sound bites and video clips and evisceration culture are all that matter, we've surrendered all hope. Anyone who wants to change this broken system has to be better than the system. #iknowiknow #pollyanna


I guess I don't see booing as that bad. She was given a platform, the students responded to her presence and presumably her words. She wasn't prevented from speaking and was never physically threatened. It was their graduation more than it was her opportunity to speak. Ascii shrug guy.


hmmm maybe this had something to do with why they were pissed.


President Trump confused and angered advocates for historically black colleges Friday when he suggested that a key aid program for the institutions could be unconstitutional. But, amid criticism, Trump aides reached out to black-college supporters and said his Friday comment didn't mean he was going to change anything. And then on Sunday he issued a statement calling his support for the institutions “unwavering.”
The controversy is frustrating many black-college supporters, some of whom continue to doubt the Trump administration's professed commitment to their institutions, despite a highly publicized meeting when Trump invited HBCU leaders to the White House.
Some advocates said in interviews over the weekend that they were told the White House would clarify the president's views with a public statement of some kind. While he did issue a statement of support for black colleges Sunday night, he didn't explain why the program for black colleges was included on a list of programs he thought might be unconstitutional.


yeah the week after you make that kind of a statement if someone shows up to a historically black college to speak at a graduation they're gonna get booed and there's going to be a demonstration. it was completely appropriate.

one day maybe, just maybe, america will stop telling black people how we should react when america treats us like shit. but i doubt it.

as the son and brother of HBCU grads, and a HBCU grad myself all of you can eat an entire bag o dicks. tyia.



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Re: Politics

Postby SouthernYokel » 10 May 2017, 15:22

i don't think the booing was bad, i'm just saying even prior to anything trump said or did the institution of Bethune Cookman asking Betsy DeVos to come speak at a commencement has only 1 outcome.
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Re: Politics

Postby the cheese » 10 May 2017, 15:25

SouthernYokel wrote:i don't think the booing was bad, i'm just saying even prior to anything trump said or did the institution of Bethune Cookman asking Betsy DeVos to come speak at a commencement has only 1 outcome.


This is 100% true. And I feel the booing is justified. Betsy DeVos should probably be boo'd everywhere she goes.
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Re: Politics

Postby Rodney Farva » 10 May 2017, 21:22

You coin contrarian bro and say shit nonsense like this.
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Re: Politics

Postby the cheese » 11 May 2017, 08:44

Rodney Farva wrote:http://reductress.com/post/calling-my-representative-wasnt-enough-so-i-fucked-his-wife/


I know this is humor, but

This is Congressman Garrett Graves, of the 6th District of Louisiana.

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The girl on the right is his wife Carissa.

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Re: #MAGA YOU IDIOTS - Hosted by Rod Farva

Postby Briandong79 » 15 May 2017, 16:06

Attorney General Sessions with the ol' Roddy Piper, "Just when you think you know the answers, I change the questions!" move:



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Re: Politics

Postby JichaelDick » 25 May 2017, 07:49

So, what do we think of the Montana dude bodyslamming the Guardian reporter?

Dlpin, thoughts?
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Re: Politics

Postby chrisco » 25 May 2017, 07:51

JichaelDick wrote:So, what do we think of the Montana dude bodyslamming the Guardian reporter?

Dlpin, thoughts?


We are curious as to whether it costs him the election or not. We are staring through the looking glass of civility here.
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Re: Politics

Postby JT99 » 25 May 2017, 07:53

JichaelDick wrote:So, what do we think of the Montana dude bodyslamming the Guardian reporter?

Dlpin, thoughts?


Unacceptable and inexcusable.
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Re: Politics

Postby Gregs Kite » 25 May 2017, 07:54

JichaelDick wrote:So, what do we think of the Montana dude bodyslamming the Guardian reporter?

Dlpin, thoughts?


Or we can just default back to this:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/you-are-sadl ... -reporter/

This is a national CNN "journalist" who is flat out telling people what to think and if they don't agree with him, he eviscerates them.

Congrats, you fucking idiots.

By the way, here's your serious journalist getting shitfaced on camera:

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Re: Politics

Postby JT99 » 25 May 2017, 08:03

I don't like this internet thing of embedding videos then writing a story around it that solely recaps the video word-for-word.

Sorry if that makes you feel a bit blue. It is not my intent.
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Re: Politics

Postby TheWolf » 25 May 2017, 08:05

JT99 wrote:I don't like this internet thing of embedding videos then writing a story around it that solely recaps the video word-for-word.

Sorry if that makes you feel a bit blue. It is not my intent.


I agree with this take. Don't make me read your story if it doesn't add anything to the video. Or don't bother showing the video if you've already quoted the whole thing in your story. I only have 9 hours to waste during my work day.
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Re: Politics

Postby Briandong79 » 25 May 2017, 08:12

TheWolf wrote:
JT99 wrote:I don't like this internet thing of embedding videos then writing a story around it that solely recaps the video word-for-word.

Sorry if that makes you feel a bit blue. It is not my intent.


I agree with this take. Don't make me read your story if it doesn't add anything to the video. Or don't bother showing the video if you've already quoted the whole thing in your story. I only have 9 hours to waste during my work day.


I hate watching videos so I appreciate the recaps :beatsme:

I hope the Montana guy loses the election now, but in his defense, the reporter dude did have a very punchable face.
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Re: Politics

Postby chrisco » 25 May 2017, 08:12

TheWolf wrote:
JT99 wrote:I don't like this internet thing of embedding videos then writing a story around it that solely recaps the video word-for-word.

Sorry if that makes you feel a bit blue. It is not my intent.


I agree with this take. Don't make me read your story if it doesn't add anything to the video. Or don't bother showing the video if you've already quoted the whole thing in your story. I only have 9 hours to waste during my work day.


As someone who hates watching internet video, I have a contrabro taek on this. Mostly because I can read faster than it takes the 30 second pre-roll ad to finish before the actual video starts. I might not get through the entire article, but I'll have read enough to know whether I want to finish it.
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Re: Politics

Postby Gregs Kite » 25 May 2017, 08:16

Briandong79 wrote:
TheWolf wrote:
JT99 wrote:I don't like this internet thing of embedding videos then writing a story around it that solely recaps the video word-for-word.

Sorry if that makes you feel a bit blue. It is not my intent.


I agree with this take. Don't make me read your story if it doesn't add anything to the video. Or don't bother showing the video if you've already quoted the whole thing in your story. I only have 9 hours to waste during my work day.


I hate watching videos so I appreciate the recaps :beatsme:

I hope the Montana guy loses the election now, but in his defense, the reporter dude did have a very punchable face.


Would you be able to get him off on reduced charges? Maybe time served and community service, expunged record in two years?
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