Political/Current Events Random, Pics, and Videos Thread - Page 511 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Current Events, News, Politics Keep the politics here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2018, 02:28 PM   #10201
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 73,348
Total Cats: 1,851
Default

rofl:

Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 05:43 PM   #10202
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 16,149
Total Cats: 1,639
Default

CNN sends reporter to flyover country to find Democrats who voted for Trump.

sixshooter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 06:19 PM   #10203
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago. (The non-murder part.)
Posts: 26,502
Total Cats: 1,975
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
Serious question: what does a shampoo ad have to do with politics?

(Also, I feel like I missed the joke. Why is it funny?)
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 07:11 PM   #10204
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,773
Total Cats: 602
Default

I suppose because if you keep your head covered all the time, who gives a **** what your hair looks like, or even if you have any.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2018, 07:27 PM   #10205
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago. (The non-murder part.)
Posts: 26,502
Total Cats: 1,975
Default

Well, I assume that it would matter to the person whose hair it is, as well as to their husband / owner, if applicable.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 10:37 AM   #10206
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,809
Total Cats: 168
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Well, I assume that it would matter to the person whose hair it is, as well as to their husband / owner, if applicable.
Her brother. Her brother might see her hair too. I think there's a real market for women who want their hair to look the best for their brothers. When they're not in public.

...I'm assuming she's not looking in a rear view mirror of a car for that glimpse of her hair...
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 10:47 AM   #10207
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 73,348
Total Cats: 1,851
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Serious question: what does a shampoo ad have to do with politics?

(Also, I feel like I missed the joke. Why is it funny?)
religious oppression and the patriarchy that supports it is political.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 10:49 AM   #10208
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago. (The non-murder part.)
Posts: 26,502
Total Cats: 1,975
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cordycord View Post
Her brother. Her brother might see her hair too. I think there's a real market for women who want their hair to look the best for their brothers. When they're not in public.
Well, yeah.

I mean, is that why this doesn't seem funny to me? Because I get the fact that women, as a broad generalization, want to feel like they look pretty, regardless of who else is looking at them?

If so, I have to ask: have any of you ever actually talked to a woman before?

(I know Scott has, I've seen her. But in has case, I accept that he's being deliberately obtuse.)



Quote:
Originally Posted by cordycord View Post
...I'm assuming she's not looking in a rear view mirror of a car for that glimpse of her hair...
Depends on the country.

In most of North America and Europe, as well as Saudi Arabia, she might be. In most of south-eastern Asia and northern Africa, she'd be using the mirror built into the sun visor.





Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
religious oppression and the patriarchy that supports it is political.
Ok. I guess I missed the part where she was talking about religion.

I mean, I get it. Hair is kind of a religious thing for a lot of women, but I assume you're not speaking metaphorically here.






Serious commentary:

Some conservatives go to just as great a length to be offended by leftist speech as many liberals do to be offended by rightist speech.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 11:09 AM   #10209
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 73,348
Total Cats: 1,851
Default

some of us go to no length, because it's vial filth
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 11:30 AM   #10210
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,773
Total Cats: 602
Default

I am not offended by it, but I see it as pandering by the companies that cater to this type of ****.

If Loreal really cared at all about women, they wouldn't be trying to sell **** to oppressed women, but to change attitudes that allow/propagate the oppression. (i.e. Islam and all it's fucked up values)
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 11:38 AM   #10211
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago. (The non-murder part.)
Posts: 26,502
Total Cats: 1,975
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rleete View Post
If Loreal really cared at all about women, they wouldn't be trying to sell **** to oppressed women, but to change attitudes that allow/propagate the oppression. (i.e. Islam and all it's fucked up values)
Is Loreal supposed to care about women in countries which have oppressively theist governments?

It's a serious question. They're a publicly traded corporation, with 90,000 employees and over $29 billion in equity. It seems to me that their primary concerns should be that their employees' paychecks clear the bank, and that their investors receive a satisfactory return on their money.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 12:52 PM   #10212
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,809
Total Cats: 168
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Is Loreal supposed to care about women in countries which have oppressively theist governments?

It's a serious question. They're a publicly traded corporation, with 90,000 employees and over $29 billion in equity. It seems to me that their primary concerns should be that their employees' paychecks clear the bank, and that their investors receive a satisfactory return on their money.
Perhaps they should then consider a makeup line that covers up bruising and contusions. It's acceptable to beat your wife under Islamic rules, so perhaps a whole line of cosmetics and LARGE sunglasses should be marketed to the Muslim women's community.
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 12:54 PM   #10213
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,809
Total Cats: 168
Default

I feel woke.

Ann Coulter - January 17, 2018 - THE LEFT'S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET - CLEANED BY ROSA!

"I also can't help but notice that just as black Americans had won their full civil rights and were about to burst into the American economy ... Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) helped pass the 1965 immigration act that began dumping millions and millions of low-wage workers on the country to compete with them.

Obviously, the people hurt most by the mass immigration of low-skilled workers are black Americans, aka, The Only Reason We Care So Much About Racism. I refer you to the Jordan Report -- overseen by actual civil rights icon Barbara Jordan.

Far from making up for the legacy of slavery, our immigration policies solve the exact same problem that slavery solved: rich people's eternal need for cheap labor.

We don't owe immigrants anything. They aren't black Americans. We didn't do anything to the Mexicans streaming across our border. Or, for that matter, to the Haitians, Ecuadorians, Pakistanis and so on. No slavery, no Jim Crow laws, no redlining -- just billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid. (Hey, does anyone know if billions of dollars would be enough to pay for a wall?)

We certainly don't owe them more than we owe our own fellow citizens, especially our black fellow citizens, who could use our help. "
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 01:09 PM   #10214
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago. (The non-murder part.)
Posts: 26,502
Total Cats: 1,975
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cordycord View Post
"I also can't help but notice that just as black Americans had won their full civil rights and were about to burst into the American economy ... Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) helped pass the 1965 immigration act that began dumping millions and millions of low-wage workers on the country to compete with them. "
Correlation always signifies causality.


Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 01:52 PM   #10215
Elite Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Ryan_G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 2,624
Total Cats: 163
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Well, yeah.

I mean, is that why this doesn't seem funny to me? Because I get the fact that women, as a broad generalization, want to feel like they look pretty, regardless of who else is looking at them?
As a man, I also like to look good regardless of who is looking at me. It makes me feel better about myself.
Ryan_G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 02:00 PM   #10216
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,809
Total Cats: 168
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Correlation always signifies causality.


That straw dog won't hunt.
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 03:52 PM   #10217
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 73,348
Total Cats: 1,851
Default

I just found out my project is fully funded, so I get to come into the office, pretty much alone while all my coworkers have to stay home and waste vacation hours.

Quote:
POLITICAL NARRATIVE: “The Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the presidency. They could fund the government if they wanted to. A shut down will be their fault should one occur.” REALITY: This is one of the most intellectually dishonest narratives being pushed at the moment, for the simple fact that it’s not true. Republicans only have 51 seats in the Senate, and passing the continuing resolution to fund the government requires 60 votes...

...BECAUSE DEM...OCRATS ARE FILIBUSTERING IT.

In the House, Republicans (along with some Democrats) passed the required appropriations bills last September, as well as a continuing resolution yesterday to keep the government open.

But in the Senate, Democrats have filibustered every single appropriations bill as well as the continuing resolution. And without 60 votes, Republicans cannot stop a shut down. Even if every Republican voted to end the filibuster, they’d still need 9 Democrats to join with them to reach 60 votes. And so far, only 1 Democrat, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, has indicated he will vote yes.

Now, you can fault Republicans for not yet giving Democrats what they want on DACA (even though it isn’t due until March), or you can fault President Trump for inflaming the immigration issue with his “sh*thole” comment, or you could even blame both sides for the divisive tone that’s making it harder to legislate.

But to say a shut down would be the Republicans’ fault since they hold congress and the presidency and could pass a government funding measure if they wanted to is completely false. A shut down would, literally, be the direct result of a Democratic filibuster.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 04:29 PM   #10218
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 73,348
Total Cats: 1,851
Default

#justsaynotowhites #blackpower #diverstiyisgod #dontstealmydredlocks #meritisracist #givemefreethingsitsonlyfair #yourwelcometosharemyloincloth
.
.
.
.
Quote:
The BBC is under fire and stirring controversy, yet again, after promoting another racially discriminatory traineeship.

The media organization funded by the British public is seeking a “Trainee Multi-Media Journalist” with willingness “to try new things” and “excellent understanding of relevant social media platforms.”

Oh, and they can’t be white.

The application section of the job description clearly states that the “traineeship is only open to candidates from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background.”

The BBC even boasted about its racial discrimination policy on Twitter.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 04:42 PM   #10219
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 16,149
Total Cats: 1,639
Default

That's racist
sixshooter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 04:45 PM   #10220
Boost Czar
Thread Starter
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 73,348
Total Cats: 1,851
Default

related, for joe.

Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 60 02-07-2018 01:00 AM
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Going back to stock. Need some 1.6 parts. Trent WTB 2 10-01-2015 01:15 PM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:39 PM.