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101  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: CA-Sen: California Quake on: May 14, 2015, 06:17:14 pm
Loretta Sanchez is not a conservative or a substitute for a Republican. It's not like there is anything Republicans gain from voting tactically.
102  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: WI-Sen: Feingold running on: May 14, 2015, 12:14:32 pm
Let's hope that Waukesha County doesn't "find" any votes that save Johnson.
103  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Irresponsible, mooching Tea Partier insists he is not irresponsible or a moocher on: May 13, 2015, 01:10:17 pm
It's a stupid idea to pay out of pocket for medical in the first place, even if you can afford it. Insurance is the way to go, because if you run into financial problems, you might be able to prioritize paying a premium and maintain health coverage should you need it.

Just because he's ill does not mean he should be moved to the front of the line over people who were responsible enough obtain coverage, that just isn't fair, especially when you can't pay.

These right-wing talk show hosts and PACs with money can talk a big game to get people like this man to vote Republican, but I'm going to guess that not one of them would be willing to cover his medical bills in full.
104  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Monopolies to Break Up? on: May 12, 2015, 01:02:31 pm
Energy is a monopoly, but there isn't any legal action that could actually be taken that could change that.
105  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will Chris Christie end up in Jail before the new President gets inaugerated? on: May 11, 2015, 10:13:51 pm
He's not going to go to jail, because whatever misdeeds he might been behind were relegated to subordinates who will take the fall.
106  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If the Republicans win in 2016... on: May 11, 2015, 05:42:03 pm
If Republicans win in 2016, they will implement enough legal changes that will make it impossible for them to lose the midterm election, even if the Republican President has low approval.
107  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rand Paul aide licks trackerís camera on: May 11, 2015, 05:39:56 pm
What a gross, low IQ thing to do.
108  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: PA: Harper: Toomey leads by 20+ points on: May 11, 2015, 12:15:09 pm
Let's just cancel the election and appoint Toomey for life. If Harper says he's up this much, there is no point in having an election. Republican polls are so accurate.
109  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 2000 Without Nader? on: May 11, 2015, 09:59:24 am
I don't think 9/11 would have happened under Gore, because I doubt he would have ignored the warnings as Bush did.

As for the election, Gore would have carried Florida without Nader on the ballot. Of course, with Bush's brother in charge, it was possible that Florida was always guaranteed to go to Bush.
110  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 10, 2015, 12:20:58 pm
Ok, so it exists? So what? You've never read anything comparable from a black person, or any other race? Like "every white person should leave America because Native Amuricans lol", or some ridiculous nonsense like that?

It seems like you've only been searching for posts that confirm your initial position, to be honest with you.

How are white males "the problem" for colleges? Should they just not go to college? I don't understand what the point of the original quote was. It seems like it just inflames racial tension for no reason.

She never said "white males", what she said was "white masculinity" and that is about mentality. You have plenty of minorities making comments about unfairness, but they aren't part of the structure that runs things.  The point is, when it comes to those in control, entitled attitudes lead to an unbalanced society.

Overall, my point is that right-wingers are no less politically correct than anyone else.
First, I'm not defending the right wing, they are obviously hypocritical and that's not surprising.

However, the quote made it seem like the biggest problem with colleges was white males acting tough and throwing their weight around. I'm not sure how you could argue that's not what the quote was implying.
The biggest problem is entitlement and that's exactly what the professor's point was.
111  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 09, 2015, 11:23:43 pm
lol

Imagine what would be the reaction if a white male said African American women are the problem in society. Nothing more needs to be said.

Because as a white male I often have to worry about black women denying me an application for a mortgage or a bank loan, or rejecting me for a job because she doesn't like my white-sounding name or my thin, straight hair. I have to drive slowly through nice neighborhoods and keep my hands out of my pockets in case some black female cop decides to racially profile me and possibly shoot me for no reason. I have to deal with the fact that black women control a disproportionate amount of wealth in this country and that their incomes didn't decline nearly as much as mine did during the recession.

And it's completely safe for a white person, or any person for that matter, to drive through an inner city black neighborhood, right?

In that situation, the issue is more about the type of neighborhood, as opposed to the demographics. A white person would be safe driving through View Park-Windsor Hills, Ladera Heights and Baldwin Hills, but dramatically less safe driving through Watts or Vermont Square. At the same time, a black person is safer driving through suburban white neighborhood than a poor, rural white neighborhood with prescription drug abuse related crime.
112  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 09, 2015, 11:15:59 pm
Ok, so it exists? So what? You've never read anything comparable from a black person, or any other race? Like "every white person should leave America because Native Amuricans lol", or some ridiculous nonsense like that?

It seems like you've only been searching for posts that confirm your initial position, to be honest with you.

How are white males "the problem" for colleges? Should they just not go to college? I don't understand what the point of the original quote was. It seems like it just inflames racial tension for no reason.

She never said "white males", what she said was "white masculinity" and that is about mentality. You have plenty of minorities making comments about unfairness, but they aren't part of the structure that runs things.  The point is, when it comes to those in control, entitled attitudes lead to an unbalanced society.

Overall, my point is that right-wingers are no less politically correct than anyone else.
113  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 09, 2015, 09:58:39 pm
Right-wingers become the "PC Police" they love to complain about once someone says something they don't like. What hypocrisy.

Examples?

It's not really about political correctness. It's about an instructor repeatedly making an unabashedly racist remark. No one's suggesting imposing on her right to preach hatred - I just question why Boston University appears to be sanctioning this behavior. Replace "white" with "black" -- and you know she would be canned by the department chair or whoever.

This post is a good example. My point is proven.
Your "point" was about as sharp as a broken needle.

It's time for you to face reality here and I'm going to make it very clear for you, but I'm sure you'll still make some smart remark.

The thing is, she's only pointing out issues of society and structure that are not at all untrue. She didn't say anything about discriminating against anyone based on race, but simply highlighted issues no one wants to speak of.

There are plenty of white men out there who blame affirmative action for not getting jobs or into school, and there are plenty of them in control that operate on a system of class and bias. That's not to say all of them do, but there is a significant amount that do. I've seen some post online that advocate that only white male property owners should be allowed vote, which is a good example of what sort of mentality exists out there.
114  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 09, 2015, 09:45:33 pm
Right-wingers become the "PC Police" they love to complain about once someone says something they don't like. What hypocrisy.

Examples?

It's not really about political correctness. It's about an instructor repeatedly making an unabashedly racist remark. No one's suggesting imposing on her right to preach hatred - I just question why Boston University appears to be sanctioning this behavior. Replace "white" with "black" -- and you know she would be canned by the department chair or whoever.

This post is a good example. My point is proven.
115  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boston University professor: White Males a "problem population" on: May 09, 2015, 08:35:33 pm
Right-wingers become the "PC Police" they love to complain about once someone says something they don't like. What hypocrisy.
116  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Palinesque VP pick for Hillary on: May 09, 2015, 09:07:34 am
There is no Democratic equivalent of Sarah Palin.
117  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rick Scott admits exploiting his mother's death just to win reelection on: May 08, 2015, 07:19:44 pm
Any time a politician uses the words "editorialized", they are not telling the truth.
118  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How Newt Gingrich Swiftboated Jim Wright on: May 08, 2015, 10:10:27 am
If only Democrats would get the guts to go this aggressive against Boehner. You've got to fight fire with fire. Playing nice hasn't worked so far.
119  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: U.S. Split Along Racial Lines on Backlash Against Police, Poll Finds on: May 06, 2015, 11:18:37 am
I'm pretty sure if the situation was reversed, the numbers would be. If a bunch of black police officers were involved in the death of a white man in a suburb, you'd have a very different result.
120  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Nebraska woman sues all gayz on: May 05, 2015, 03:40:06 pm
I'm going to gamble before clicking the link and say that this is the woman that gave a rambling speech to the Lincoln City Council some time back.

Ok, this is someone else. Nebraska has no shortage of crazy people it appears.
121  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas: two gunmen shot dead after opening fire at Mohammed cartoon contest on: May 05, 2015, 11:36:26 am
I think the point that is being missed is that these drawings are not like marching at Selma or protesting at Tiananmen Square, they are more about petty instigating. These drawings are just not the best way to fight for free speech and don't even come close to doing it.
122  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas: two gunmen shot dead after opening fire at Mohammed cartoon contest on: May 04, 2015, 02:54:11 pm
This is what the organizers wanted in order to prove their point.

"Your honour, she was asking for it."

I think you are missing the point here. There are people out there who don't necessarily mind seeing something violent happen if it proves their point.

The point is that it doesn't matter, and you bringing it end up, no matter how you mean it, as a defense for the people committing violence. Are the victims of this violence a bunch of bigoted assholes; yes, but that's not really important, or it stop being important when other people react with violence.

Uh, no, it was not a defense, it was a valid point about why the event was held in the first place. Do you really think these people would have put on this event if they weren't looking for some sort of reaction?
123  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Carson is in on: May 04, 2015, 02:42:27 pm
Throw it in the pile with the rest of the candidates.
124  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas: two gunmen shot dead after opening fire at Mohammed cartoon contest on: May 04, 2015, 02:39:15 pm
This is what the organizers wanted in order to prove their point.

"Your honour, she was asking for it."

I think you are missing the point here. There are people out there who don't necessarily mind seeing something violent happen if it proves their point.
125  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas: two gunmen shot dead after opening fire at Mohammed cartoon contest on: May 04, 2015, 01:52:45 pm
This is what the organizers wanted in order to prove their point.
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