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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    It's called sarcasm, Mets. Zinderel was trying to lighten the mood. I guess that didn't work for you.
    Exactly. Snarkily pointing out an unfair situation by referring to a more familiar unfair situation, when both have the same root cause based in the same old misogynistic, anti-sexual expression bullcrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    It's called sarcasm, Mets. Zinderel was trying to lighten the mood. I guess that didn't work for you.
    I get that. However, it remains a phrase used almost exclusively to refer to or imply sexual assault, or at the very least, sexual harassment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    I get that. However, it remains a phrase used almost exclusively to refer to or imply sexual assault, or at the very least, sexual harassment.
    I am using it satirically, using a tongue-in-cheek but valid comparison of statements to make an uncomfortable point that needs to be made. In context, it is a direct comparison between an excuse for sexual harassment that minimizes and denigrates women into sexual objects based on toxic ideals and repressed sexuality expressing as misogyny and an excuse that The Dark Lady is inappropriate for an event solely because it has a dancers pole, which is minimizing and denigrating the venue as a ‘sex club’ based on toxic ideals and repressed sexuality expressing as (hopefully) unintentional homophobia. Which is rooted in misogyny...

    This isn’t hard.

    Basically, saying that the club somehow deserved to be screwed over - used and tossed aside once the campaign got what it wanted from them - is based in the same toxically repressed mentality that deems a woman dressed ‘inappropriately’ as ‘asking for it’. The same mentality that says that a ‘trashy’ girl is somehow less than a ‘classy’ girl, and ‘deserves’ what happens to her. And make no mistake...the Buttiegieg campaign did exactly that: used the club for its own gain, and tossed it aside for something ‘respectable’ once it had what it wanted. Both situations are bullshit based in anti-sexual expression nonsense and that stems from right wing, fundamentalist conservatives like the core of the Republican Party and have seeped into the public consciousness thanks to concentrated efforts by theocrats to control people by condemning and dehumanizing any sexual expression outside THEIR preferred ‘norms’. A fundamentalist-controlled ‘conservative’ movement which insists on small government for everything except butting into people’s sex lives with their judgement and condemnation. All while happily offering protection to, promotion of, and profit from the tools, behaviors, language and other accoutrements which indisputably lead to violence.

    Which ties back to my point about the skewed priorities in this country, where an ungyrated-upon dancers pole is somehow a dealbreaker, but threats of violence and ‘jokes’ about rape get you the Presidency.
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    Yeah I think your seeing stuff you want to here. Its more them just "Muh American conservatives"

    This is purely optics and whats considered professionalism. If 80% of the public think a pole = strip club which (like it ir not) many consider trashy, then their not going to want to be involved. If your going to rail on perceptions and being sex-phobic then your going to have to target pretty much the whole planet, cause despite certain nations being more open Sex Workers are still treated like garbage irrespective.

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    Mitch McConnell Proposes Quick Impeachment Trial With No Guaranteed Witnesses

    Senators will be able to call for witnesses, but making them actually testify will require Republican support. And the cover-up will soon get underway. Can't say I'm surprised, Moscow Mitch said he'd do this weeks ago. Anything to protect Trump, and that includes flushing the Constitution down the toilet. Meanwhile....

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    Carl Bernstein Hits Mitch McConnell With Scathing New Nickname That Explodes On Twitter

    Move over “Moscow Mitch.” The Senate majority leader has a new mocking moniker thanks to the famed Watergate reporter. And it fits the scheme McConnell is about perpetrate to protect Trump.

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    Trump Turns MLK Day Tweet Into Tribute To His 2017 Inauguration

    The president cared more that Jan. 20 marked the third anniversary of his inauguration than the commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Well, of course Trump had to make it all about him. It probably annoyed him no end to waste time honoring a black man when he could've been rage tweeting or watching Faux News. Meanwhile....

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    Kellyanne Conway Suggests Martin Luther King Jr. Would Be Against Impeaching Trump

    The White House counselor detailed why she believes the late civil rights icon would’ve opposed impeachment. Sewer Rat Barbie needs to keep Dr. King's name out of her filthy mouth. PERIOD!

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    Saudi Arabia Helps Violent Fugitives Flee U.S. Justice System, FBI Says

    Some of the Saudi citizens who have received help from the kingdom face rape, child pornography and manslaughter charges. Don't hold your breath waiting to hear anything in the way of outrage from Trump or Republicans regarding this travesty of jurisprudence.
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    On this date in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, as well as 2019, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day posted profiles of Brandon Smith, a Kentucky State Senator who has distinguished himself by being such a fan of the coal lobby (having worked for them once himself) that he has introduced legislation that attempted to nullify federal environmental laws like the Clean Water Act. Perhaps we shouldn't trust Smith with his opinions on the environment, because he is also a climate change denier who once argued against the phenomenon in the Kentucky legislature because, as he put it, "We all agree the temperature on Mars is the same as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars." As it turned out, anyone with a lick of sense would dispute that, because it's ridiculous. How could Smith have said something so completely stupid? Well, not for nothing, but he does apparently have a drinking problem, as he was arrested for DUI in January of 2015 (conveniently right after his last election to a four year term). And after initially trying to get his DUI charge thrown out because of an 1891 Kentucky statute that said members of the General Assembly are "privileged from arrest" during a legislative session (because you'll always seem sympathetic when you try and convince the public you're above the law), Smith was eventually found not guilty on the technicality that he refused to submit to a breathalyzer. He’s still voting like he’s drunk, though, with votes for bills to try and require women get a medically unnecessary ultrasound prior to getting an abortion, a TRAP law to close all the abortion clinics in his state (unconstitutionally), as well as one of those transphobic bathroom bills.

    Brandon Smith has continued to implausibly remain in office, in spite of his arrest record, and the sheer audacity he has to pretend he’s above the law. Also, in 2018, he voted to cut the cost of living increases for teachers by 33%, but yet, he was re-elected in coal country with 73% of the vote. He then immediately tried to usurp the title of Majority Floor Leader of the Kentucky State Senate from colleague Damon Thayer. At least he failed, but still, take note that this wanker his some high ambitions.

    Since we last updated our profile on Brandon Smith, he went on a hypocritical anti-choice tirade. He voted for both a fetal heartbeat bill that would effectively ban abortion in Kentucky at 6 weeks (before many women even realize they’re pregnant), and a bill to require doctors to attempt “life-saving measures” and to attempt to resuscitate an aborted fetus (even though by definition, any fetus that is aborted cannot survive outside the womb). The hypocrisy about his “pro-life” agenda comes when you realize that Smith no-showed a vote to guarantee employment protections for pregnant women, so they can’t get fired for having a baby in the first place. The same pregnancies he’s refusing to allow women to be able to terminate if they choose.

    These sorts of logical failings tend to convince us that Brandon Smith might still be drinking.
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    Mconnel is a traitor to the United States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    Mconnel is a traitor to the United States.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    Mconnel is a traitor to the United States.
    That much is obvious. On Twitter and Facebook, I see lots of posts where people say with all sorts of conviction that history will not be kind to likes of Moscow Mitch and Republicans who bent over backwards to trash the Constitution by protecting Trump, to which I shake my head because the GOP doesn't give even one half of one runny shit about history. They're all about the short term fix of greed and power and could care less about how they'll be remembered years or decades from now, unless of course THEY end up writing the history and can fudge the truth any way they see fit to suit their narrative.
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    Trumps climate change speech is basically "Its all fake news, be happy and ignore doom mongers"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    Mconnel is a traitor to the United States.
    Stop making Mitch Mcconnell seem cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
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    IfSanders and his supporters did similar things to Clinton in 2016, giving Trump more false ammo to use against her. I hope this doesn't become a pattern.
    The op-ed wasn't false info.

    It is ridiculous to think that if criticism of the candidates didn't come up during the primary that it won't come up in the general. This should be a rallying cry for why Democrats should do everything they can to make sure Biden isn't the nominee.

    Sadly, Bernie Sanders has already apologized for it, and threw the writer the under the bus, which will only hurt his campaign. He's making the same mistakes Jeremy Corbyn made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    Trumps climate change speech is basically "Its all fake news, be happy and ignore doom mongers"
    It's funny. Trump recently lambasted a plan for a seawall to be built to protect New York City from rising waters thanks to---wait for it---climate change, saying it's too expensive, patently laughable, considering the billions being flushed down the toilet on his border wall. Meanwhile, Trump calls Florida home after leaving the Big Apple for good (probably because the law was on his ass), a state in even more danger of being submerged than New York.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosa Luxemburg View Post
    The op-ed wasn't false info.

    It is ridiculous to think that if criticism of the candidates didn't come up during the primary that it won't come up in the general. This should be a rallying cry for why Democrats should do everything they can to make sure Biden isn't the nominee.

    Sadly, Bernie Sanders has already apologized for it, and threw the writer the under the bus, which will only hurt his campaign. He's making the same mistakes Jeremy Corbyn made.
    How dare he try to win the election!!!
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