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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: To Woke, or not to Woke. Mr. Apu on the Simpsons.

Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 5:13 pm 

Replies: 112
Views: 1,884


The more likely explanation is that the religious right found the Simpsons to be too crude and largely tuned out in the early 90s at the peak of “Bartmania”. They also, bluntly, have far less reason to care. I doubt any Christian kids have people come up to them in the playground and call them Reve...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: F.B.I. Raids Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 4:44 pm 

Replies: 479
Views: 5,470


I hope your frustration and need to retaliate with a vote won't take you to the point of voting for someone who will do their darn best to destroy our constitutional checks and balances and Democracy as we know it. If that's what it takes to destroy the current left, than that's what it takes. Are ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: F.B.I. Raids Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 1:36 am 

Replies: 479
Views: 5,470


I'd say that's spot on. I've seen a lot of sentiment of voting for whoever makes the left the most miserable . So if it's not Trump, it'll be DeSantis. That's where I'm at, revenge is definitely a factor at this point. They won't leave me alone, so I'm going to pick whoever inflicts the most pain o...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Trump takes the fifth at New York Deposition

Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 1:15 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 650


So, he finally got better lawyers?

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: F.B.I. Raids Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 1:13 am 

Replies: 479
Views: 5,470


It is a mistake, in my opinion, to think of Trump as a Republican. He gets the party support because of promises he makes in trade, but he isn't actually a conservative. His appeal crosses party lines for reasons that don't fit our party boxes. Its like a cult from my view. I'll give you a piece of...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: No indictment of woman who set off Emmett Till lynching

Posted: 10 Aug 2022, 7:41 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 221


OMy position is that the state should be bound by the concepts like rule of law but that private citizens won't always be, regardless of whether or not they should be. You seem to be going well beyond "private citizens won't always be restrained" into advocating extrajudicial violence. Th...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: To Woke, or not to Woke. Mr. Apu on the Simpsons.

Posted: 10 Aug 2022, 5:03 pm 

Replies: 112
Views: 1,884


If it was the choice of the person "playing" him, then why fuss about it? Because I don't buy that a "choice" made in the face of an ongoing public pressure campaign was truly voluntary, for one. For another, I find this strain of identity absolutism to be toxic and destructive,...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: To Woke, or not to Woke. Mr. Apu on the Simpsons.

Posted: 10 Aug 2022, 4:43 pm 

Replies: 112
Views: 1,884


Maybe because they think that would reflect badly on their complaints about “wokeness” - the pot calling the kettle black. The show and the character long predate wokeness and the protests against it, the more likely explanation is that they found the character funny as they recognized his foibles ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: To Woke, or not to Woke. Mr. Apu on the Simpsons.

Posted: 10 Aug 2022, 4:40 pm 

Replies: 112
Views: 1,884


Fnord wrote:
The point is that Mr. Azaria made his own decision; it was not made for him by the "woke" movement.


Made his "own decision" with a metaphorical gun to his head; think he would have made the same choice without the pressure campaign raising a stink for years on end?

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: To Woke, or not to Woke. Mr. Apu on the Simpsons.

Posted: 10 Aug 2022, 4:38 pm 

Replies: 112
Views: 1,884


Many reported being bullied as a child because of Apu. I find that to be a laughable assertion, as if children only pick on people who look and speak differently than them because a character existed on a TV show (that wasn't even aimed at children), especially a character who was portrayed in an u...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: No indictment of woman who set off Emmett Till lynching

Posted: 10 Aug 2022, 4:26 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 221


Who needs a conviction? It's a shame that every home she's lived in since hasn't been targeted for arson. It's a shame she hasn't spent her entire life in terror knowing her actions will catch up to her in a very real and physical manner. "No need for a trial boys, we know who's guilty, somebo...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: F.B.I. Raids Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

Posted: 09 Aug 2022, 5:55 pm 

Replies: 479
Views: 5,470


Raptor wrote:
Some republicans might not want to but they'll take him over Biden, even grudgingly.


I'm not even a Republican and I'd take him over Biden, for the lulz is nothing else.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: To Woke, or not to Woke. Mr. Apu on the Simpsons.

Posted: 09 Aug 2022, 5:50 pm 

Replies: 112
Views: 1,884


Race is fake, there's no such thing as cultural appropriation, and the woke are being even dumber than usual in objecting to the portrayal of an immigrant as a selfless, hardworking family man who owns his own small business, and they're usually pretty damn dumb in the first place. You'd really thin...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: F.B.I. Raids Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

Posted: 09 Aug 2022, 2:39 pm 

Replies: 479
Views: 5,470


As I said in the other thread, I feel very conflicted about these things due to a belief that no one is above the law, but also the awareness of how bad it looks when a president prosecutes his political opponent, especially the likely front runner in the upcoming election. In this case, I think the...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: F.B.I. Raids Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate

Posted: 09 Aug 2022, 1:09 am 

Replies: 479
Views: 5,470


Oh man, just took a quick tour of the right wing internet; I'm suddenly getting the urge to make sure my plate carrier is in order and close at hand tonight.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Does smoking cigars cause lung cancer?

Posted: 09 Aug 2022, 12:55 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 5,037


On a side note - a few I thought highly of: 1) Partagas Black Label and 2) Upsetters Original Rude Boy. Still working my way through some of the other brands to see what else I'd add, just that so far I'd say maduros get my attention first for some reason and the Acid's, Champagne's, etc. I might n...
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