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Unread postby Brenden » 23 November 2020, 07:15

Inspired by staying with my mom and stepdad, I thought this thread was sorely missing.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Brenden » 23 November 2020, 07:17

My mom thinks that people mean “only” when they say “black lives matter” and as such thinks the movement is asinine and selfish.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby John27 » 23 November 2020, 10:28

I facepalmed thinking that this thread didn't exist before! :lol:
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby PopTart » 23 November 2020, 10:40

I have become so slap dash with texting, that my autocorrect now includes my frequent misspellings as the "correct word" i was looking for. Thabk uou now appears in place of Thank you, even if I spell it correctly the first time, it "corrects" it...

Infact I could list quite a few examples, in which my phone has decided that my clumsy thumbs had the better of it.

Oddly enough, it has taken to altering somewords to completely random things at other times, it changed, Guess what, to Akhenaten the other day... 🧐😑 seriously? When have I been speaking of ancient Egypt lately predictive text? How does that equate, even remotely, to Guess what?

I now find I spend more time, sweeping anything I've typed on my phone for errors than I do, actually typing shit out.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby John27 » 23 November 2020, 10:42

I'm astounded--and yet somehow unsurprised--to see a Black Friday ad that sounds like business as usual--despite that small, itsy bitsy problem of a pandemic this year. They'll have deals with limited quantities and no rain check. I can imagine people showing up for that 50" TV at 5 AM. Maybe waiting in line outside forever, because the store has COVID limited capacity. And I can imagine a spike in COVID cases in the next two weeks.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 23 November 2020, 12:13

Brenden wrote:Inspired by staying with my mom and stepdad, I thought this thread was sorely missing.

I’m guessing you’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with them? I’m sure they’re saving their strongest opinions on political issues until the turkey is sliced.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby René » 23 November 2020, 14:24

poolerboy0077 wrote:
Brenden wrote:Inspired by staying with my mom and stepdad, I thought this thread was sorely missing.

I’m guessing you’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with them? I’m sure they’re saving their strongest opinions on political issues until the turkey is sliced.

We are indeed (after having also celebrated Brenden's mom's birthday with them, which conveniently was just about a week earlier). But they've gone mostly vegan actually! I expect it'll be a Quorn vegan/vegetarian roast or something.

The irony appears to have escaped them entirely. They rage about their hatred of liberals and socialists and Californians and vote straight-ticket Republican, yet are mostly vegan, recently voted to legalise recreational marijuana in their state, would love to move to a country with universal healthcare, etc.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Brenden » 23 November 2020, 17:12

poolerboy0077 wrote:
Brenden wrote:Inspired by staying with my mom and stepdad, I thought this thread was sorely missing.

I’m guessing you’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with them? I’m sure they’re saving their strongest opinions on political issues until the turkey is sliced.

Oh, they need no special occasion to spew their strongest opinions.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby erti » 23 November 2020, 17:32

René wrote:
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Brenden wrote:Inspired by staying with my mom and stepdad, I thought this thread was sorely missing.

I’m guessing you’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with them? I’m sure they’re saving their strongest opinions on political issues until the turkey is sliced.

We are indeed (after having also celebrated Brenden's mom's birthday with them, which conveniently was just about a week earlier). But they've gone mostly vegan actually! I expect it'll be a Quorn vegan/vegetarian roast or something.

The irony appears to have escaped them entirely. They rage about their hatred of liberals and socialists and Californians and vote straight-ticket Republican, yet are mostly vegan, recently voted to legalise recreational marijuana in their state, would love to move to a country with universal healthcare, etc.


My cousin and my uncle supported Trump and yet they think the republicans are gonna established free/affordable health care.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Jasper1 » 23 November 2020, 18:20

Brenden wrote:My mom thinks that people mean “only” when they say “black lives matter” and as such thinks the movement is asinine and selfish.


To be fair. She’s not alone with her views on this particular subject sadly. :(
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Brenden » 23 November 2020, 18:28

Jasper1 wrote:
Brenden wrote:My mom thinks that people mean “only” when they say “black lives matter” and as such thinks the movement is asinine and selfish.

To be fair. She’s not alone with her views on this particular subject sadly. :(

To be fairer still, it was really stupid of BLM to use the phrase. It should have been obvious that it would be twisted as such in bad faith and that opponents would use the phrase "all lives matter". Really, BLM should have themselves used the phrase "all lives matter" from the start — not only because it's better branding, but because the problem of police violence affects every ethnicity, especially white people*. Just imagine the juxtaposition of one group of people saying "all lives matter" while their opponents retort "blue lives matter" — it'd be blaringly obvious which of the two is actually asinine and selfish.

*White people actually die at the highest rate as a percentage of police interactions, and it's usually poor, homeless, or mentally ill whites.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby John27 » 23 November 2020, 20:50

Brenden wrote:
poolerboy0077 wrote:
Brenden wrote:Inspired by staying with my mom and stepdad, I thought this thread was sorely missing.

I’m guessing you’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with them? I’m sure they’re saving their strongest opinions on political issues until the turkey is sliced.

Oh, they need no special occasion to spew their strongest opinions.


They may well think that spewing their strongest opinions turns any time into a special occasion!
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby erti » 23 November 2020, 21:01

Brenden wrote:
Jasper1 wrote:
Brenden wrote:My mom thinks that people mean “only” when they say “black lives matter” and as such thinks the movement is asinine and selfish.

To be fair. She’s not alone with her views on this particular subject sadly. :(

To be fairer still, it was really stupid of BLM to use the phrase. It should have been obvious that it would be twisted as such in bad faith and that opponents would use the phrase "all lives matter". Really, BLM should have themselves used the phrase "all lives matter" from the start — not only because it's better branding, but because the problem of police violence affects every ethnicity, especially white people*. Just imagine the juxtaposition of one group of people saying "all lives matter" while their opponents retort "blue lives matter" — it'd be blaringly obvious which of the two is actually asinine and selfish.

*White people actually die at the highest rate as a percentage of police interactions, and it's usually poor, homeless, or mentally ill whites.


Thing with police is that they're not trained to deal with those who are mentally ill and those who have autism or some other disability that causes the person to unable to follow orders by the police.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby René » 23 November 2020, 21:04

John27 wrote:
Brenden wrote:
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Brenden wrote:Inspired by staying with my mom and stepdad, I thought this thread was sorely missing.

I’m guessing you’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with them? I’m sure they’re saving their strongest opinions on political issues until the turkey is sliced.

Oh, they need no special occasion to spew their strongest opinions.


They may well think that spewing their strongest opinions turns any time into a special occasion!

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Unread postby John27 » 23 November 2020, 21:04

René wrote:But they've gone mostly vegan actually! I expect it'll be a Quorn vegan/vegetarian roast or something.


Or Tofurky, which is the name I hear the most.

That said, I've heard of conservative vegans. A lot hinges on the motives. Is it ethics about abuse of animals? Or is it a health decision?

If it's ethics, yes, it seems odd to find that in a conservative--but they do exist.
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Unread postby John27 » 23 November 2020, 21:09

Brenden wrote:To be fairer still, it was really stupid of BLM to use the phrase. It should have been obvious that it would be twisted as such in bad faith and that opponents would use the phrase "all lives matter"


Yes. Although, being fair, it's easy to overlook something like this. Or not think it through as much as one should. I can easily imagine someone coming up with BLM, and thinking "this is great!" Only to get stung later.

And, unfortunately, no matter what label you use, you're going to have those opponents saying something... And maybe those opponents would find a different slogan that would unfortunately work for their purposes.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Brenden » 23 November 2020, 21:14

erti wrote:Thing with police is that they're not trained to deal with those who are mentally ill and those who have autism or some other disability that causes the person to unable to follow orders by the police.

Which is a systemic problem that needs to be addressed and clearly shows that interaction with black people isn't the only problem with policing in America.

It also shows that "defund the police" is decidedly not an ideal way to fix these problems. The police need more funding, for more training and more officers (to reduce the load/stress on each officer).

John27 wrote:
Brenden wrote:To be fairer still, it was really stupid of BLM to use the phrase. It should have been obvious that it would be twisted as such in bad faith and that opponents would use the phrase "all lives matter"

Yes. Although, being fair, it's easy to overlook something like this. Or not think it through as much as one should. I can easily imagine someone coming up with BLM, and thinking "this is great!" Only to get stung later.

And, unfortunately, no matter what label you use, you're going to have those opponents saying something... And maybe those opponents would find a different slogan that would unfortunately work for their purposes.

We know what other slogans they have, and they're asinine. The situation is now that people are being called racist for saying the phrase "all lives matter" which is fucking ridiculous.

The problem is that wokeies see everything through as much a racial lens as right-wing racists, so to them a movement needs to be anchored in a race.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby erti » 23 November 2020, 21:33

Brenden wrote:
erti wrote:Thing with police is that they're not trained to deal with those who are mentally ill and those who have autism or some other disability that causes the person to unable to follow orders by the police.

Which is a systemic problem that needs to be addressed and clearly shows that interaction with black people isn't the only problem with policing in America.

It also shows that "defund the police" is decidedly not an ideal way to fix these problems. The police need more funding, for more training and more officers (to reduce the load/stress on each officer)


Meaning that the money they do get should go to schooling, as well with physical training.
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 23 November 2020, 22:51

René wrote:
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Brenden wrote:Inspired by staying with my mom and stepdad, I thought this thread was sorely missing.

I’m guessing you’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with them? I’m sure they’re saving their strongest opinions on political issues until the turkey is sliced.

We are indeed (after having also celebrated Brenden's mom's birthday with them, which conveniently was just about a week earlier). But they've gone mostly vegan actually! I expect it'll be a Quorn vegan/vegetarian roast or something.

The irony appears to have escaped them entirely. They rage about their hatred of liberals and socialists and Californians and vote straight-ticket Republican, yet are mostly vegan, recently voted to legalise recreational marijuana in their state, would love to move to a country with universal healthcare, etc.

So what’s the hatred hinging on? Their aversion to being wokesplained?
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Re: What made you facepalm today?

Unread postby Brenden » 24 November 2020, 01:02

poolerboy0077 wrote:
René wrote:
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Brenden wrote:Inspired by staying with my mom and stepdad, I thought this thread was sorely missing.

I’m guessing you’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with them? I’m sure they’re saving their strongest opinions on political issues until the turkey is sliced.

We are indeed (after having also celebrated Brenden's mom's birthday with them, which conveniently was just about a week earlier). But they've gone mostly vegan actually! I expect it'll be a Quorn vegan/vegetarian roast or something.

The irony appears to have escaped them entirely. They rage about their hatred of liberals and socialists and Californians and vote straight-ticket Republican, yet are mostly vegan, recently voted to legalise recreational marijuana in their state, would love to move to a country with universal healthcare, etc.

So what’s the hatred hinging on? Their aversion to being wokesplained?

They think liberals/Democrats are anti-police, anti-gun, pro-taxation/IRS, welfare-queen-enabling, anti-border, pro-illegal-immigration, and bad for the economy.
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