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« Reply #675 on: December 01, 2019, 08:28:39 pm »

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« Reply #676 on: December 01, 2019, 11:15:08 pm »

The word "disabled" is much worse than "handicapped" or even "retarded" and it's nuts that it has become a standard way to refer to people.

It isn't. The standard is "person with a disability".

It's a controversial standard. Among disabled people, many of us do prefer person-first language, but many of us also consider it a needlessly circumlocutory imposition that well-meaning prescriptivists keep trying to shove down our throats. The in-community standard varies from disability to disability; for example, autistic people typically (but not universally) prefer just using the prenominal adjective, whereas with cerebral palsy there's pretty much no way not to use person-first language that isn't some sort of slur. (For another example, try using person-first language with a culturally Deaf person and send my regards to the body bag.)
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« Reply #677 on: December 01, 2019, 11:41:03 pm »


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« Reply #678 on: December 02, 2019, 10:45:59 pm »

The word "disabled" is much worse than "handicapped" or even "retarded" and it's nuts that it has become a standard way to refer to people.

It isn't. The standard is "person with a disability".


I'm not sure that makes much difference.  Saying either "I am disabled" or "I have a disability," literally means "I can't," not "I find it more difficult" or "I need extra help."
And that's how it gets translated into policy where "Disability" refers to benefits a person gets once they can prove they are completely incapable.
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« Reply #679 on: December 03, 2019, 11:50:15 am »

Canít believe I am saying this, but the current field for TX Sen sucks so bad that Iíd honestly prefer Julian Castro to just jump in.
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« Reply #680 on: December 03, 2019, 01:03:55 pm »

"Breaking up echo chambers" is a way to portray bad faith arguments and trolling in a positive light. People who actually do voice dissent in an interesting and insightful way do not get the same reaction as trolling and attacks.
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« Reply #681 on: December 03, 2019, 01:29:25 pm »

Useable organs should be harvested for transplants, regardless of family's wishes.
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« Reply #682 on: December 03, 2019, 02:13:42 pm »

Is a cheese-less pizza even possible?
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« Reply #683 on: December 03, 2019, 02:17:48 pm »


Yes, although I guess it's debatable if you consider it "pizza" instead of a flatbread cooked with tomato sauce and vegetables on top of it. Made right it can be pretty good though.
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« Reply #684 on: December 03, 2019, 02:56:09 pm »


Yes, although I guess it's debatable if you consider it "pizza" instead of a flatbread cooked with tomato sauce and vegetables on top of it. Made right it can be pretty good though.

Cheese-less pizza, or whatever you want to call it, is elitist food.
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« Reply #685 on: December 03, 2019, 03:02:25 pm »


Yes, although I guess it's debatable if you consider it "pizza" instead of a flatbread cooked with tomato sauce and vegetables on top of it. Made right it can be pretty good though.

When I was in Italy last year I had the opportunity to go to a pizzeria in Naples that's been around since the turn of the twentieth century, and the two kinds that they had were margherita (mozzarella, tomato, and basil) and marinara (just marinara sauce and oregano, no cheese).
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« Reply #686 on: December 03, 2019, 03:35:54 pm »

Stand Atlantic is better than Paramore (and Bonnie is actually even hotter than Hayley Williams.)




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« Reply #687 on: December 03, 2019, 03:40:52 pm »

I will start by saying that I was very wrong about "Romney-Clinton types" in regard to 2018 results (and beyond, most likely), and Democrats appear to really be gaining even more momentum with relatively affluent, suburban, educated voters.  We can talk all day about the inner layers of that like how much is due to Republicans becoming Democrats or generational turnover or communities diversifying, but there isn't much need - I am, after all, saying I was wrong.  However...

The self image many of your more elitist liberals have given themselves and their party is kind of strange, if you ask me.  I remember Torie saying that *class* (as, of course, HE got to define it...) wasn't about income or even education, but rather lifestyle ... a bartender at a craft brewery with a bachelor's in psychology in Hudson, NY was of a higher class than the owner of a multi-million dollar construction company in Albany, if you will.  I mean, if the guys below with their master's degree in liberal arts and jobs paying $50,000 and would just NEVER vote Republican...



... are just SO clearly a social class above these "frat bros" who make $90,000 per year working in finance but vote Republican...



Doesn't that kind of amount to being the kid who comes up with your own nickname?  Lol.

BTW, I like and am friends with both types, and you weirdos should be too. Smiley
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« Reply #688 on: December 03, 2019, 03:49:30 pm »

BTW, I like and am friends with both types, and you weirdos should be too. Smiley
How do I find the latter type in Minneapolis?
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« Reply #689 on: December 03, 2019, 05:14:14 pm »

BTW, I like and am friends with both types, and you weirdos should be too. Smiley
How do I find the latter type in Minneapolis?

I literally personally know two, lol.  Iím sure there are neighborhoods that regularly go 20-30% GOP somewhere in the city, my friend.

(Not that I know for sure or am going to check.)
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« Reply #690 on: December 03, 2019, 05:20:54 pm »

BTW, I like and am friends with both types, and you weirdos should be too. Smiley
How do I find the latter type in Minneapolis?

I literally personally know two, lol.  Iím sure there are neighborhoods that regularly go 20-30% GOP somewhere in the city, my friend.

(Not that I know for sure or am going to check.)
There's only five precincts in the city that gave Trump over 20%, one of which is near a conservative evangelical university. There is the one in the furthest southwest corner of the city that's practically Edina, but the neighborhood it's in is has a much lower Trump percentage due to the other precincts. And all the others are basically the same, they're spread out and in neighborhoods with more D precincts. So actually, no there isn't.
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« Reply #691 on: December 03, 2019, 05:54:58 pm »

BTW, I like and am friends with both types, and you weirdos should be too. Smiley
How do I find the latter type in Minneapolis?

Do liberal cities lack business districts? Huh
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« Reply #692 on: December 03, 2019, 09:45:52 pm »

Stand Atlantic is better than Paramore (and Bonnie is actually even hotter than Hayley Williams.)

I can't judge either of these assertions conclusively on the basis of two music videos, but yeah, this is actually pretty great stuff.
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« Reply #693 on: December 06, 2019, 01:40:10 am »

Almost everyone who has an "emotional support animal" doesn't actually need one.  We over diagnose so many things like anxiety and ADHD, just so people can get the accommodations they want.
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« Reply #694 on: December 06, 2019, 01:48:41 am »

BTW, I like and am friends with both types, and you weirdos should be too. Smiley
How do I find the latter type in Minneapolis?

Do liberal cities lack business districts? Huh
Minneapolis doesn't have an area known as such. It has a lot of businesses headquartered downtown but no one except homeless people really live in that area.
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« Reply #695 on: December 06, 2019, 02:33:10 am »
« Edited: December 06, 2019, 05:34:10 am by Speaker YE »

Almost everyone who has an "emotional support animal" doesn't actually need one.  We over diagnose so many things like anxiety and ADHD, just so people can get the accommodations they want.

Oh yeah?  Try walking a mile in my shoes.
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« Reply #696 on: December 06, 2019, 01:43:43 pm »

Most educators are actually really down-to-earth people, and it's largely a small but vocal minority (many of whom are administrators) who actually have an "elitist" attitude.
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« Reply #697 on: December 06, 2019, 07:33:38 pm »

- Gore did the right thing by keeping some distance from Clinton in 2000.
- 1998 and 2002 were hardly resounding victories for the incumbent party, and evidence that voters rejected the "partisan obstructionism" of the opposition in those years is far from convincing. Both Republicans in 1998 and Democrats in 2002 would have done better if they had focused more on base turnout instead of letting the White House set the tone of the campaign.
- 2018 was far from a "neutral" year in the Senate just because Republicans won a few races that never should have have been in doubt in the first place.
- The 1996 presidential election was more winnable for Republicans than the 2008 presidential election.
- Pat Buchanan would have done better than Bob Dole in 1996.
- Howard Dean wouldnít have done worse than John Kerry in 2004.
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« Reply #698 on: December 06, 2019, 08:00:35 pm »

- The 1996 presidential election was more winnable for Republicans than the 2008 presidential election.

As it was (Clinton vs. Dole) or with a different caniddate (Clinton vs., say, Colin Powel)?
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« Reply #699 on: December 07, 2019, 12:10:34 am »

Star Wars fans are to blame for Last Jedi. Some might forget but there was time when Force Awakens was completely toxic on the Internet with endless YouTube hot takes on how itís worse than the prequels because it was so safe and corporate over the quaint charm of a one man directors vision. Well they clearly tried to address this by giving Rian Johnson full control and look how that went
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