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Old 01-18-2017, 05:17 PM   #501
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It's funny you think any of this matters in here.

I guess it's a way to deflect from the real questions and issues.


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It doesn't matter in here. But out in social-media land it looks ridiculous at how militant the attacks are on anybody that normalizes Trump or steps outside approved humor boundaries.
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skip to 4:19 for yet another fresh installment of oregoropa's "far away, so close!" moments:

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Trump General Discussion IV: Unpresidented! Very sad!

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then another part of me reminds myself that it's to go to Houston
I don't know if you've been there recently, but it's not that bad. If you're on an expense budget that you're looking to blow, let me know if you want restaurant recommendations. There's lots of good stuff.

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I don't know. Maybe you should go ask that of Trump himself, who, instead of just turning off "SNL" and focusing on, y'know, preparing to be president, decides he needs to spend his days bitching on Twitter about how the show is so totally not funny now due to their making fun of him?

(He didn't seem to mind the show when he hosted it a couple years ago, of course.)

Or heck, why don't you ask the Trump supporters I've seen getting all bent out of shape over the jokes Stephen Colbert or Seth Meyers make about Trump on their late night shows?

Just sayin'.
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Immersing himself in the plight of middle America, he can relate you know?


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Or heck, why don't you ask the Trump supporters I've seen getting all bent out of shape over the jokes Stephen Colbert or Seth Meyers make about Trump on their late night shows?

Just sayin'.
I watched last week's SNL and thought it was hilarious, going into it knowing full well they are going to rip Trump. Baldwin is decent. I liked Hammond better. My point is that Ardent Progressives (not grouping every liberal together) are just on a rabid kamikaze mission to attack all things that aren't fully sanitized through the filter of Political Correctness as decreed through the High Council of Social Justice.

It's a crazy climate out there.
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It doesn't matter in here. But out in social-media land it looks ridiculous at how militant the attacks are on anybody that normalizes Trump or steps outside approved humor boundaries.


Social media makes a lot of things look ridiculous.
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I don't know if you've been there recently, but it's not that bad. If you're on an expense budget that you're looking to blow, let me know if you want restaurant recommendations. There's lots of good stuff.

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So, I confess to easy, unfair snark. I've been to Houston a couple of times before and thought the downtown was kind of cool, and I loved the Montrose neighborhood and the parts where they shot "Terms of Endearment." I actually liked it more than Dallas, where my only memory is freeways.

But I'm going to be outside of Houston, outside of Sugar Land, even.

So if you know of good restaurants in Missouri City and/or Fresno, please let me know.
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I watched last week's SNL and thought it was hilarious, going into it knowing full well they are going to rip Trump. Baldwin is decent. I liked Hammond better. My point is that Ardent Progressives (not grouping every liberal together) are just on a rabid kamikaze mission to attack all things that aren't fully sanitized through the filter of Political Correctness as decreed through the High Council of Social Justice.

It's a crazy climate out there.
And my point was the left doesn't have the market cornered on getting offended over everything. The guy you voted for can't go a day without getting offended by somebody saying something that's even the slightest bit negative about him.

For the record, I haven't heard the Steve Harvey jokes in question, nor seen the "SNL" thing that got people upset, so I can't comment on the specifics of those. I personally probably wouldn't get as bothered by those-depending on what was said, I might cringe a little, or think the joke was a dumb one, but I'd leave it at that (and with "SNL", well, it's "SNL". Jokes about any and everyone are par for the course there). And Nicole Kidman's comments, well, she's entitled to that opinion, and suggesting there be peaceful transition of power doesn't automatically equate to supporting or liking Trump, so hopefully people upset with her about that keep that in mind. So you're not going to get any rants from me on that stuff.

But the bottom line is that people on both sides are capable of getting offended over any and everything in sight, and so long as the guy you voted for is going on daily Twitter rants attacking people who were "mean" to him/joked about him/mocked him, I don't think you really have much room to mock the left about getting offended by things.
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I haven't heard a peep about any of the things he mentioned, honestly.
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I haven't heard a peep about any of the things he mentioned, honestly.
Fair enough

Just realized we are already on Trump General Discussion IV and he hasn't even been sworn in.

Obama General Discussion is only on Chapter V after more than 8 years.

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Colin Jost is a shithead.
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Great now here in Canada a billionaire bussiness man called Kevin o'leary who also had his own reality show just decided to run as leader of the Conservative party! In an interview he did, if you read the words he said you would think it was trump talking! A carbon copy of trump! And he is an arrogant egotistical guy! I hope to God that us Canadians learn from the mistakes our neighbours down south made and not elect this guy! Although I have a feeling he will probably win the leadership and eventually become prime minister! Our very own Canadian trump! Lol we are all screwed!
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As an SNL fan it kinda irritates me that Jost and Che don't participate in other skits. Every once in a blue moon they show up. All the great ones of the past multi-tasked.
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It doesn't matter in here. But out in social-media land it looks ridiculous at how militant the attacks are on anybody that normalizes Trump or steps outside approved humor boundaries.
It's funny that you even think Trump needs to be normalized

Speaking of social media, today was interesting, a lot of my friends who are Trump supporters who are educators(I know oxymoron, but they exist) seem to be expressing a little bit of buyer's remorse.

Headwinds headwinds...
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Democrats Left in the Lurch

Very interesting read about historical changes and the future.
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I haven't heard a peep about any of the things he mentioned, honestly.
Me neither.

Honestly the only thing I can think of when I think Nicole Kidman is what a bad plastic surgeon she's found.
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Very interesting read about historical changes and the future.
It's easy to be doom and gloom right now.

But here are the facts:

"It is estimated that 138.9 million Americans cast a ballot in 2016. 65.8 million of those ballots have been counted for Clinton and just under 63 million for Trump"

According to these numbers from Wikipedia, 76 million voted against Trump. So a White House win by the Dems should be easy if they find a young candidate to invest in.

The hard part will be two-sided: information and the success of the next two years.

Information: how do we get people to actually respect the facts?

Success: how will Trump and his cronies execute?

Both of these questions will determine the fate of the near future. The most immediate will be healthcare, if they destroy ACA without a plan how will all those Trump voters who depend on it react? Some of them are the ones that use it the most, will they actually hold Trump's feet to the fire or bury their heads in the sand?

I think the biggest obstacle is information. I don't know how one goes about making everyone respect facts when they've already made up their minds. We recently had a poster make a bold declaration trying to frame a certain narrative, and within 30 seconds it was declared false. This poster has showed back up since then but hasn't addressed that issue. So given history, they probably have ignored the facts and stuck with the narrative Breitbart was selling. If you have a sizeable population that feels that the earth is flat how do you teach them that the facts say otherwise?
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