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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Do you remember this commercial? on: August 29, 2014, 07:59:58 am
I do remember it, and I remember thinking the premise that people wouldn't have a/c was crazy. As if there were also commercials imploring people do go out and get their homes wired for electric lighting or indoor plumbing. Air conditioning is no less universal nor is it any less critical here.

It's amazing to think how even the 90s seem nostalgic sometimes. We didn't have a computer in our home until December 2000. That was even a little behind the times for many middle class families. I didn't get a cell phone until 2006 when I was 18 years old. Now I see little kids using I-Pads that even I don't know how to use.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is this youtube video racially insensitive? on: August 29, 2014, 07:57:41 am
It depends on whether or not you get racially offended.

I could get all worked up everytime someone yells "Ginger" from their car when I'm walking into a store. Or I could care less.

I try to think like the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I judge people on the content of their character. Regardless of race. Seriously, I do.
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is there a hidden "mini-decade" between the 80s and 90s? on: August 29, 2014, 07:45:51 am
Yes. I know exactly what you're talking about because it was when I had my first memories.

The "Major Dad" era, I call it. (Major Dad aired on CBS from 1989-1993, the exact time-frame George H.W. Bush was President)
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: St Louis police murder scandal (PLUS: riots, idiotic press conferences, etc.) on: August 29, 2014, 07:41:52 am
Look, I lived with a cop for 24 years of my life. I grew up around them. To be honest, they do not want to screw around with people. If anything, that's just more filling out reports. Almost always the cop's story is correct.

If anything, this cop was even more just justified than George Zimmerman who was found not guilty.

You seem to suggest Zimmerman was justified.

I have no opinion on it. Not enough facts. Clearly I don't believe he had intent to kill when he woke up that morning.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Making what is "bad" not bad? on: August 26, 2014, 09:01:14 pm
Today I learned that we should criminalize drug use because its not good for you, and that wearing certain clothes should be looked down upon by society because of stereotypes and a possible "thug culture". And by doing these things is like letting violent criminals out of jail. Thanks for the lesson, Reaganfan! Smiley

No my point was to say that liberals seem more concerned about the emotions of guilty parties than the actual things those people are guilty of.



What are people who wear hoodies and baggy pants guilty of?

They are guilty of causing more harm than good. If you know something will cause you to stand out in a negative context...why do it?
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Making what is "bad" not bad? on: August 26, 2014, 05:51:37 pm
Today I learned that we should criminalize drug use because its not good for you, and that wearing certain clothes should be looked down upon by society because of stereotypes and a possible "thug culture". And by doing these things is like letting violent criminals out of jail. Thanks for the lesson, Reaganfan! Smiley

No my point was to say that liberals seem more concerned about the emotions of guilty parties than the actual things those people are guilty of.
Personally, I don't care about their emotions as much as not wanting to ruin their lives by sending them to jail at my expense, after which it'll be much harder for them to get a job (as if the never-ending sea of regulations and licensing requirements didn't make that hard enough), and they're likely to end up on welfare (again at my expense).

Point well taken. I believe we need massive lessening of rules and regulations at businesses. Of course, that conflicts with my views on business owners having the freedom to run their businesses the way they see fit.

7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Making what is "bad" not bad? on: August 26, 2014, 05:22:00 pm
Today I learned that we should criminalize drug use because its not good for you, and that wearing certain clothes should be looked down upon by society because of stereotypes and a possible "thug culture". And by doing these things is like letting violent criminals out of jail. Thanks for the lesson, Reaganfan! Smiley

No my point was to say that liberals seem more concerned about the emotions of guilty parties than the actual things those people are guilty of.

8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Making what is "bad" not bad? on: August 26, 2014, 04:56:09 pm
The fact that you answered me in the way you did is very telling.

Telling of what?
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Making what is "bad" not bad? on: August 26, 2014, 04:41:43 pm
How about you stop pontificating about nothing and talk to some real human beings. Have you ever met a black person in your life?

Don't ask stupid questions.

The city I lived in until recently was 1.2% African American at the 2010 Census. The new city I live in is around 10%.

The city I was born in that we moved away from in 1992 due to the ever growing crime rate is 35.7% black. Population and business has plummeted as well.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: St Louis police murder scandal (PLUS: riots, idiotic press conferences, etc.) on: August 26, 2014, 04:37:05 pm
Except all the witnesses say otherwise.

Not true at all. Besides you have to take some account for racial investment.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: St Louis police murder scandal (PLUS: riots, idiotic press conferences, etc.) on: August 26, 2014, 02:24:17 pm
Look, I lived with a cop for 24 years of my life. I grew up around them. To be honest, they do not want to screw around with people. If anything, that's just more filling out reports. Almost always the cop's story is correct.

If anything, this cop was even more just justified than George Zimmerman who was found not guilty.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Making what is "bad" not bad? on: August 26, 2014, 02:20:12 pm
GWB supporter?  Don't ever insult me like that again.

And the blue avatar was strictly a representation of my temporarily registering with your party so I could be a tourist at their hilarious amateur hour clusterf[Inks] of the 2012 NV caucuses.

My apologies. Maybe you had a green avatar. I'm trying to remember.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Do you remember this commercial? on: August 26, 2014, 02:10:30 pm
I didn't remember until the conversation. Then it clicked. "You call now..." His wife was nice and sweaty. Now I know why he didn't wanna call in the first place.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Making what is "bad" not bad? on: August 26, 2014, 02:06:24 pm
I just got insulted by a guy from a state where their biggest city elected a crack smoking Mayor and another guy whose country got invaded in six hours.

Neither of these are factually accurate.

What made your politics change, Joe? One minute you were a blue avatared GWB supporter, now you're a red avatared cynic.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Making what is "bad" not bad? on: August 26, 2014, 02:00:51 pm
I just got insulted by a guy from a state where their biggest city elected a crack smoking Mayor and another guy whose country got invaded in six hours.

16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: St Louis police murder scandal (PLUS: riots, idiotic press conferences, etc.) on: August 26, 2014, 08:35:35 am
I'm with dead0man.

Quit making excuses for bad people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=AcEe0LbP2wY#t=37

17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Making what is "bad" not bad? on: August 26, 2014, 08:26:49 am
I think I've unlocked the secret of what liberals seem to be up to in America. They are trying to take things considered "bad" and make them seem okay.

For example, drugs. Growing up in a post-Reagan America with things such as "Just Say No" and "D.A.R.E." and films and TV shows showing how bad drugs were and how they could only lead to trouble, liberals often complain that so many people are in prison due to drugs. So instead of trying to stop drug use and enforce against it, they want to make it so that the bad thing people are doing is actually legal.

The recent Trayvon Martin shooting and Michael Brown situation ongoing are more examples. Many people began mentioning how hoodies are associated with a "thug" culture. This is true. Hoodies, baggy pants, ect. So instead of thinking, "Gee maybe we shouldn't wear these things so associated with negative culture" what do liberals do? They show "solidarity" by wearing the hoodies.

Basically it's like the bad stuff makes people realize they're not behaving and are becoming socially undesired by society so instead of changing, they are embracing the bad. It's the same as the analogy of saying, "There are so many murderers in jail, so let's make murder not be a crime anymore so that those people won't be shunned or looked down upon or feel shame, ect ect."

I think it's a terrifying road to go down.

18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have a flip phone? on: August 25, 2014, 01:36:42 am
Yes
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who would you rather be President? on: August 24, 2014, 04:54:28 am
Christie.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2014 Federal Election - At-Large Senate on: August 24, 2014, 04:53:58 am
1. JCL
2. Lumine
3. Clarence
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 16 year-old arrested for writing about shooting a dinosaur on: August 21, 2014, 08:29:35 am
I keep saying. I've said it for years. We are too politically correct. We care more about offending people then doing what is right. These PC morons are cowards. Creampuffs. Sissies. They're the antagonists in TV and films hindering the progress of the heroes. They're the bosses trying to punish the hero who is close to getting the bad guy. They're the reason the country is going downhill. What's worse? They're afraid of guns, war and violence yet they tend to be the ones to spew the most vile hate. They care more about the emotions of slim minorities of individuals than society at large and freedoms.

Liberals will never understand. Realize they probably would have been against the very idea of the American Revolution itself.

22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary is an unrestrained warmonger on: August 11, 2014, 11:32:47 pm
Not bad Hillary Smiley
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Weird dreams you've had involving politicians on: August 10, 2014, 02:18:58 pm
Got another back rub from Nikki Haley.  Also for some reason Aaron Schock was marrying Joe Biden in the dream.

Great, while you're in there, could see about getting me a back rub from Michelle Obama?

Really dude?
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Did you ever have a Lite-Brite? on: August 05, 2014, 03:05:57 pm
Yep. It was so exciting. Then you plug it in and go "That's cool". Then you never used it again.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Direction of Country? on: August 05, 2014, 02:08:30 pm
Everything I was raised to see as bad and scum is trying hard to push an agenda.

When I was a kid, we used to watch PSA videos showing Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton telling us about DARE and how to not use drugs. We now have a President making jokes about using drugs in public. What kind of message does that send? It is not a good thing.

We have liberals destroying our country. Literally. Gay people represent a minuet fraction of the population, but you can't turn on the radio, the TV, open a magazine without having it in your face. I never saw anything wrong with gay people, and when I found out that some people were gay as a kid in the 1990s, I didn't need a gay reality show or gay weddings thrown in my face to make me understand and be tolerant.

It's amazing how desperate people get when they want to make unhealthy and unnatural things natural just to make the slim minority of those with socially, unethical, and unnatural logic feel a little better about their flaws.
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