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Despicable! Lol. Well done, sir.
I definitely agree that more parents are upset by sexual content on tv/movies than they are violence. I'm not sure I can verbalize my opinion on it, but I'll try. Parents don't see their kids as violent or even capable of violence. Most kids don't know how to stand up to a bully, alot of kids these days are almost pacifists. So, when parents see violence on tv, it's doesn't register in their minds that their kids could be affected by it, because it's so far removed from reality. Very few parents are going to see a shoot out on tv, or a machete wielding maniac, or a woman-beating guy; and think, "oh no, little Johnny can't see this because it'll make him want to act like that". Parents can see the violence as a fictional, Hollywood, fantastical unrealistic piece of "entertainment". No matter how many times I saw Daffy Duck shoot himself in the face, I never wanted to emulate him. (yes, there are exceptions to that, some people would reeenact the violence they see on tv, a very miniscule pertantage)Whereas, parents do see and know that their children (teens especially) may see a sex act on tv and that those kids may want to give that a shot. lol A 15 year old boy seeing a couple make out and screw on tv, well he may think that's something he could actually do and there's nothing really "wrong" with sex and sexual feelings. Whereas the same kid seeing a murder on tv, isn't going to have the same thoughts to imitate that behavior. And as a parent, they see people having sex on tv, and it all looks so easy. It's never messy, you rarely ever hear mention of condoms or safe sex, and there are rarely consequences to movie sex. Not too many girls end up pregnant on tv. So, it's more likely that a kid see sex on tv, emulate that behavior, have sex (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), but be unprepared for the realities of the consequences of a sexual relationship. I'll give you an example. My (then) 12 or 13 year old son, who is a voracious reader, wanted to watch Game Of Thrones on tv. I wouldn't allow it. More so because of the sex on the show than the violence. The violence is bad, but I don't fear him going out with a broad ax or a sword. However, women in GoT are depicted as possessions. There is lots of sex, but not all of it consensual, and lots of it violent sex. I didn't want his first real exposure to sex to be that of sex as a commodity. I didn't want him to see a prostitute used for crossbow practice. Yes, THAT is violent. But it was also sexual, and I didn't think he (my son) was mature enough to separate the two concepts. I don't shield him from all sexual situations in movies, but sometimes you gotta draw a line. I encouraged him to watch "Juno". It has a humor that he enjoys, and it deals with sexuality in a very very realistic way.
She didn't mean any harm by it, I'm sure, and nor did I accuse her of being racist. I simply pointed out in my initial post that the way she worded her post could be misconstrued as condescending. I made light of it and even joked about it. It was the reaction to my post and the hostility aimed at me that caused the trouble. She probably just speaks that way because that's how the people around her speak. To me it sounds demeaning. To her it probably sound perfectly acceptable. She and I are different people from a different class and background. I understand. Tone and inflection aren't always easily seen in text, I gave her the benefit of the doubt. I also don't see anything wrong with pointing out when someone says something offensive, but sometimes things look offensive but arent' meant to be so. As for how she usually speaks, I have no idea. I don't know either of you so I have no basis to say who has what class or background. If you were raised to take offense to offensive language, then that's a good start.
Let's not confuse those who are quite intelligent, self-educated, who have acquired much knowledge from life's experiences with the poorly educated people that Trump loves. The aforementioned have cognitive abilities that steer them away, separating them from the sheep following Trump. I agree with you, no argument there. I guess the "uneducated" rankled me a little bit, maybe I'm over sensitive to it.
But still, the uneducated, his favorites, by the way, flock to him like dogs in heat. One sniff of his butt and their small minds belong to him. Hey Buz. I love ya, despite all that red and black UGA stuff you wear. lol Geaux Tigers!I'd like to point out that even uneducated people have the right to elect whomever they wish. No, you didn't say they couldn't, but the implication here is that the "uneducated" are too dumb to know who/what to vote for. Don't fall into the trap of confusing uneducated with unintelligent. It's easy in this case, since Trump is such a freaking tool. In 2008, according to Cornell University, 95% of African American voters voted for Barack Obama. Also, in 2008, only 20% of African Americans had a bachelor's degree. Are we to infer that the "uneducated" voted for Obama. Or, would it be more fair to say that African American voters voted for the person the felt best represented them... and not imply they were too dumb to vote intelligently?I'm uneducated, I do not have a college degree but I don't think that should lump me as a Trump butt sniffer. lol Nor do I think I have a small mind. Admittedly, it's medium sized at best.
Sadly there will always be some dumb ass who wants to blame the floods, fires, earthquakes, or other natural disaster on the gays. The truth is that these things happen. Science has proven they have existed even before man, both the gays & the straights, existed.Thanks for sharing the bullshit & your sarcasm. That's being patronizing and you don't even realise it. It's gay people Not the gays. Fucking hell, I love this site. <img src="/forum/images/emoticons/hello2.gif" alt="hello1"> I don't think Nymph meant it the way you think she meant it. When I read what she wrote, I take it to mean that anyone who would thinks floods, fires, earthquakes, etc are some punishment from god because of homosexuals, is also the kind of person that would use the term "the gays". Using your own analogy, someone who is a racist might actually say or think something like "the blacks are more violent than white people." She was just co-opting the line of thinking and speech of someone that would connect natural disasters to gay people. If I'm quoting/paraphrasing a moron, I'm not going to clean up their moronic expressions.
I wouldn't say that the Clintons are liberals, conservatives, moderates, or anything else of the sort. The Clintons are chameleons and will present themselves as whatever philosophy the social winds are blowing at any particular time or the philosophy of whomever they happen to be speaking to while trying to get votes. I truly don't think they believe in anything at all, they have no core value/moral/ethical base to stand on. Say what you will about President Obama, but he has a strong belief of how he thinks things should be, and he sticks to it no matter what. The Clintons are so beholden to all the people they've taken "donations" from, that they can't do anything other than do the bidding of the the money men. Hillary Clinton will do and say ANYthing to get elected, she craves the power and the wealth. If you're under the impression she gives one single fuck about you or your rights or your belief system, you are mistaken. She does not. She's the most corrupt politician of all time. Anyone voting for her is an accomplice to that corruption and loses the right to ever again question the fairness or bad deeds of any other politician. You're part of the problem, if you vote for Hillary. She is setting a dangerous precedent that will allow all sorts of local and state politicians to usurp election law in order to gain office. They'll use her strategies as a defense for whatever they do. Some servicemen accused of mishandling confidential information are already using her actions as defense in their own cases.If you won't vote for Trump, fine, join the club. But, for the love of god, don't vote for Hillary. She's going to win anyway, my only hope is that Stein and Johnson get enough votes that it scares her and it will embolden some other non-democrat or non-republican to see she can be beaten and take her on in four years. Even if Trump were to win, the election in 2020 is going to be different than anything we've seen. Like it or not, his approach has attracted millions and millions of votes. Someone is going to come along with similar tactics, but less asshole-ish and less crass and bigoted, but he/she will be an outsider and straightforward and not a career politician.2020 could be the beginning of the end of our two party system. Until then, God help us.
yes, Trump is an awful person. that has nothing to do with why i won't vote for him. his proposed policies, however, do. his stance on nuclear arms, immigration, muslims, relations with europe - all of those are political issues for me. yes, Hillary has some baggage too, but the things i like about her far outweigh the negative. Certain things, i would balk at, yes. Had Bill raped a women (as far as i know, he didn't) it would have been different. Also, you're comparing apples to oranges - Cosby's in charge of entertaining - Clinton was in charge of the country. For me, the fact that Hillary had any influence at all on the primary results and had people who were supposed to be impartial, working against her rival, Bernie Sanders... that alone would disqualify her from contention for me. Bill Cosby has been convicted of raping the same number of women Bill Clinton has. Both have numerous accusations against them. You're right, their roles in society are different. I expect a lot more out of the President of the United States than I do of a sitcom star. He is a leader of the free world and should act as such. People are quick to question why wives stay with people like David Vitter and Anthony Wiener and all sorts of other conniving men, Why don't people question Hillary about that? Bill Clinton represents every single thing that feminists abhor. A man in power, abusing that power to get laid. And, if accusations are ever proved to be true, then he's taken it from victims who didn't willingly give it. Hillary stands behind this man and supports him and enables him. I cannot for the life of me fathom why she gets a free pass on that. Cosby's wife is raked over the coals (and rightly so) for knowing what her husband has done. Hillary.... crickets. If a person believes in something, then they should believe in it all the time and not only when it's convenient. (i'm not speaking about you, talking generally) If a cause only applies it's beliefs when it does and doesn't suit them, it isn't a cause at all.
here's the thing. i don't really give a crap about anything when voting for the president except for this - are they the best choice for that one job. yes, Hillary has some questionable shit going on, but, looking at the two of them side by side, i think that Ms Clinton will be able to run the country, and run it well, while I think that Trump looks highly questionable. that's my criteria for voting...Take a look at Bill Clinton. i have serious issues with his behavior towards women. serious issues. that all said, as a president he was damn fine, and i'm glad he was elected twice to fulfill the position. i really wish everyone in office could be as morally and ethically upstanding as Mr Obama, but this time around, the choice is between Trump and Clinton, and i am not about to go off on the one candidate that i think is clearly a cut above the other. I don't have a problem with that. If you, or anyone, truly thinks one candidate is going to be a better President than the other, vote accordingly. My point is, that people on the left point out every statement, every flaw, every bad choice, every stupid decision, every failure, and over analyze every thing that man does. While at the same time, NOT using the same laser vision and critical thinking of their own candidate. They willfully ignore any hint of indiscretion in Hillary's life and do not even question the lies after lies after lies. They turn a blind eye, stick their heads in the sand, and will not even consider the possibility that she's anything less that perfect and take all she says at face value. To be fair, people on the right do the exact same thing in reverse. All those stand up "men's men" would punch another man in the face if they spoke that way about the women in their lives. But when Trump says it, "well, he's just a no nonsense kind of guy." blah blah blah What I'm trying to say is, for anyone to disqualify Trump from consideration as President on the grounds of him being an awful human being (which he is), and that is the ONLY criteria they are applying, then choosing Hillary instead is hypocritical. From all indications, she is equally awful.As for your second paragraph, I just disagree. I can't suspend my core beliefs to elect someone into office. Bill Cosby has serious issues with his behavior towards women, but as an actor and comedian, he was damn fine. In fact, until recently, was considered one of the best and most iconic of all time. I'm glad there are other legitimate options, because if my only two choices were Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, for the first time in my life, I would not vote at all.
are you kidding? damn. seems all i hear about Ms Clinton is hate and revile, much of it myosginistic and personal, but much of it political criticism as well. maybe you have a FOX news block up or something? :) I meant in this thread. Other than one person who seems to be on a mission, most people are applying a whole lot of moral execution on Trump while not exercising the same compass in regards to Hilary.
Ms Parker is kind of an outcast. Despite being kind and outgoing and just a normal member of society, people shun her. Men didn't seem to be attracted to her since she was a bit overweight. Or it could be the weird living partners she had, compared to the societal norms in this conservative little town. She lived in a fairly big house with her two roommates. Marcus was a smallish fellow....
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It is just another regular day in my life. Wake up, drink coffee, head to work, blah blah blah, go home. I've been living in the city for a few weeks now but haven't had enough time to venture out and see the sights. Hit the clubs or restaurants. Or most regrettably, pick up any dates. Leaving the office that day I had no idea how my life was about to change. As I left work I headed down to...
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"Andy, I'm going to get my mani and pedi. Be sure to have the minutes of the staff meeting typed and on my desk before I get back. And pick up my dry cleaning on your lunch break, but get back to work on time in case anyone calls for me. And this time, lay them in you car neatly. Last time you picked up my things they were wrinkles in my shirts from your carelessness. You may not care that...
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