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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: Today at 12:10:12 PM »
Baker testifies that the amount of fentanyl in George Floyd's system could have killed him

Difference between you and me is I see that murder and legitimately say, “That could be me. Now every shady thing I did in my life will be put out there ensuring my criminalization despite the fact some cop literally crushed the breath out of me.”

Imagine being slowly killed knowing you’re going to die and there is nothing you can do.

Derek Chauvin murdered Floyd on camera and did not give a fuck.

Good thing that LT didn’t stop before getting to a well lit public area.

Chauvin, the Roman centurian, murdered Barabbas, but Barabbas has now been turned into Jesus.

It's no miracle, like changing water into wine. Just the media applying the appropriate lens of distortion in order to do what really matters in America; make money.

There is nothing about this case to celebrate or from which to extract any real change.

After this trial, criminals will break the law. The police will try to catch them. The politicians will monitor their local citizens and act accordingly.

The media will move on to the next big thing.

And the Floyd family will argue over who gets the $27 million




No one gets murdered by the state so their family can be ‘reimbursed.’

I don’t see Floyd’s family fighting over $27 mil... that’s a lot of cheddar, everyone eats.

You overestimate people. It explains your continued disappointment.

Embrace reality. That's how it is.

There are people who work like you say, Ham. I'm part of a family with 4 generations of internecine lawsuits.

But on the other side, 3 generations ago on, they have had no lawsuits among their members over the same century and a bit. Nor does it look like the next generation on that side will have one. And increasingly, it looks like the next generation on my side of the family may manage to avoid that malady - no credit to my generation!

I think your view of reality is skewed, if not as far from true as I wish it were.

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: Today at 10:38:49 AM »
And yes, the media will move on to the next big thing.

What else is new?!

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: Today at 10:38:07 AM »
Baker testifies that the amount of fentanyl in George Floyd's system could have killed him

Difference between you and me is I see that murder and legitimately say, “That could be me. Now every shady thing I did in my life will be put out there ensuring my criminalization despite the fact some cop literally crushed the breath out of me.”

Imagine being slowly killed knowing you’re going to die and there is nothing you can do.

Derek Chauvin murdered Floyd on camera and did not give a fuck.

Good thing that LT didn’t stop before getting to a well lit public area.

Chauvin, the Roman centurian, murdered Barabbas, but Barabbas has now been turned into Jesus.

No, nobody's turned Barabbas into Jesus.

Just some folks, like you, act as if the murder of Barabbas wouldn't merit prosecution. So, we must be saying it was Jesus.

The point is not Barabbas or Jesus. The point is that somebody was murdered and the accused should be tried for it. And all the dodges in the world, trying to make it about the victim or trying to pretend the victim died of something other than Chauvin's kneeling or trying to convince folks it was just normal police procedure, should not work if they are demonstrated to be false.

It is not about who Floyd was or wasn't.

Testimony has been clear that it was not Floyd's drugs or heart condition that killed him.

And officer after officer has been clear that the kneeling was not standard or appropriate.

And all the rhetoric that people are making the victim into a saint (or into Jesus) is so much chaff tossed in the wind to try to muddy things.

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Baseball / Re: Major League Baseball
« on: Today at 09:59:10 AM »
I clearly have been sleeping, in the metaphorical sense:
https://theathletic.com/2509344/2021/04/10/brisbee-the-trevor-bauer-story-is-funny-but-the-fallout-will-trickle-down-to-the-giants-and-every-other-team/?source=dailyemail

I missed the Trevor Bauer story altogether, but if this is right, we might see those strike out rates begin to fall some. It will be interesting to see both which pitchers are most impacted and which hitters gain the most from the impending change.

(I don't know how much of the story is visible and how much is behind a paywall. If you cannot read it, let me know and I will synopsize it.)

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: Today at 09:42:58 AM »
Kid didn't want to discuss Biden's jobs initiative.

Hey, I bet he doesn't want to discuss Biden's education budget proposal, either!

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/biden-pitches-41-percent-spending-increase-for-education-next-year-on-top-of-covid-19-aid/2021/04

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: Today at 04:06:32 AM »
I heard "Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdink!"

My memory doesn't pull up the scene from Life of Brian, but it wouldn't. Don't know if that would have changed my mind such that I would have smiled and nodded or merely thought it differently inappropriate - nor am I going to watch the movie for at least two weeks.

The rest of my points stand. You vented on an issue. I vented back. You want to say that you will do "as you have always done" and respect her decision? Great.

But you shouldn't be surprised if it didn't come across that way. Not even rereading it knowing what you are saying now.

Whatever.

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 11, 2021, 07:27:38 PM »
Cassius or Mohammed?

Lew or Kareem?

Bruce or Caitlyn?

Uno or Utley or Hammy?

Bart the intolerably woke are intolerably self-righteous and not very forgiving of others transgressions to their sense of pc.

You better start deleting your posts from years ago before the woke police start digging..

Piggy. And a difference between when one is trying to hide prior identity vs. declaration of "This is my name."

Nobody gives a fuck about the posts from years past, not to mention that this site no longer has those available to be edited.

But I think you have the "intolerant" on the wrong foot, Banks. It is the intolerance of change that is at work here.

There's a difference to fighting change and questioning whether the change makes sense.

Bart meant no harm and you found some.

Good for you Josh!

And tell that editor to be of Teen Vogue who got canned because of her harmless posts made about 10 years ago when she was a 17 YO kid, that posts made when she was a kid, can't be held against you.

It's not that no posts anywhere have no impact.

It's that nobody here cares about posts here years past such that our members ought to be trying to fix them.

And, again, Barton deliberately used repeating Jenner's deadname multiple times for the purpose of getting a reaction and he got one.

You can defend him till the cows come home, Banks, but there was no other utility to its use there, if even that constitutes utility.

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 11, 2021, 06:51:54 PM »
Cassius or Mohammed?

Lew or Kareem?

Bruce or Caitlyn?

Uno or Utley or Hammy?

Bart the intolerably woke are intolerably self-righteous and not very forgiving of others transgressions to their sense of pc.

You better start deleting your posts from years ago before the woke police start digging..

Piggy. And a difference between when one is trying to hide prior identity vs. declaration of "This is my name."

Nobody gives a fuck about the posts from years past, not to mention that this site no longer has those available to be edited.

But I think you have the "intolerant" on the wrong foot, Banks. It is the intolerance of change that is at work here.

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 11, 2021, 06:49:43 PM »
Cassius or Mohammed?

Lew or Kareem?

Bruce or Caitlyn?

Mohammed, Kareem, and Caitlyn.

Miss Smith or Mrs. Jones? Mrs. Jones, if she says so. Miss Smith if she says so. Ms. Smith or Ms. Jones, if she says so. Mx. Smith or Mx. Jones, if they say so. And they, if they prefer.

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Baseball / Re: Major League Baseball
« on: April 11, 2021, 05:47:12 PM »
Two touchdowns beats three field goals every time.

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 11, 2021, 05:39:15 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/10/politics/infrastructure-politics-ohio-bridge/index.html

The I-75 bridge may help to clarify some of the infrastructure issues that Joe Biden is facing.

But here is the jobs plan:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/31/fact-sheet-the-american-jobs-plan/

I'd be happy to discuss this. Go ahead, Kid.

You want me to comment on a bridge?

I'll pass.

Yeah, you are a mealy-mouthed asshole.

That was about what I expected. Ignore the second link because otherwise you would have to say something.

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 11, 2021, 05:36:12 PM »
I recently learned the term "deadnaming. "  Which means referring to a trans person by their former  (i. e. birth name).  So,  yes,  there are a few people out there who will righteously shit themselves if I mention Bruce Jenner.   And yes,  there are whole segments of society who now comb over every single thing a person says in their quest for the passive-aggressive thrill of taking offense when none was intended.   Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner.   Never mind that he was Bruce Jenner for what,  58.years, and entertained millions of people in decathlons and such with his robustly male physique* and masculine identity.   No one must use his deadname as a shorthand for Jenner back when she was a guy,  doing guy stuff in a big splashy way.   My point is the most of the human race couldn't give one tiny shit about this deadnaming thing,  and can only be whipped into righteous political correctness by constantly be subjected to media and social media Offense Takings.

And,  as a side note,  what if we applied this "erase a person's past" ethos to everything?   
He ran a concentration camp?   Nope,  can't refer to his name back then,  he was another person then,  etc.   No deadnaming!   He's clearly not a Nazi anymore!   Model citizen!   

* not minor surgery,  IOW

Hey, Barton, "most of the human race couldn't give one tiny shit about" slavery at one point. Or women's rights.

So fucking what?!

Most of us don't "take "offense when none was intended." But with your red outburst, you sure seem to have intended offense.

Your struggles with the concept of deadnames is reminiscent of Uno's fight with Larry and Bambu's difficulties with women and women's rights.

Transkids are 4-10 times more likely to be suicidal when the people around them insist on deadnaming them and misgendering them. Is Caitlyn Jenner going to be affected by your choices?! Seems unlikely.

But to take your inclination to extend things the discussion, does that mean you think it's fine to use "nigger" to refer to Blacks or "kike" to refer to Jews just because you don't think any of them are near you??

It sure sounds like those are your implications.

Wow.   None of those things were implied.

If you read my post,  you'll maybe discern that I wasn't criticizing trans people,  but rather the notion that we can't reference someone's prior identity.   Going from male to female is a unique sort of transformation.   Pretending it didn't happen doesn't honor that bold transformation.   And suggesting that using a prior name to refer to that person WHEN THEY DID HAVE THAT NAME is demeaning is just false.   Caitlyn didn't win a male decathlon.   Bruce did.   

Suggesting that calling him Bruce when he was Bruce is the same as a slur like kike or nigger is a false equivalence.   Taking one aspect of correctness which is valid,  like avoiding ethnic slurs,  and using that to enforce any and all restrictions on naming strikes me as a sort of rigid dogma.   No one's going to bloody kill themselves because I noted that Bruce won a decathlon.   Obviously,  I meet a trans person,  I ask them how they want to be called, and how I should reference their past identity if it's something relevant to the conversation. 

My larger point,  about needless taking of offense, clearly went unnoticed.   Oh well.

Your "larger point" was acknowledged (Most of us don't "take "offense when none was intended."), Barton, but you embedded it in a piece in which you made a gratuitous use of her deadname.

It served NO purpose that furthered your argument.

And you are mistaken. If you intentionally use somebody's deadname, as opposed to accidentally using it then it is deliberately offensive. YOU know better, but are declaring you don't care.

You wrote what you wrote. consciously and knowledgeably. Nobody else is responsible for it.

Caitlyn won those awards before she transitioned. I'm sorry that that is so hard for you to grasp, Barton, but it is a lot simpler than you are making it out to be.

Back when Caitlyn came out, as the link below suggests, keeping her deadname out of an article might have served to be confusing, but I doubt that's much of an issue any more.

"And suggesting that using a prior name to refer to that person WHEN THEY DID HAVE THAT NAME is demeaning is just false."

Not your call to make. You can decide if YOU are offended by something we say about YOU. You don't have that right for another. And, again, done out of ignorance, it is an act of ignorance. Done by you? It is deliberately offensive, to fly in the face of their preference.

Is that really so difficult to grasp?

https://www.vox.com/2015/6/2/8706745/transgender-issues-mistakes

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Biden Administration / Re: Biden Administration
« on: April 11, 2021, 10:55:30 AM »
I recently learned the term "deadnaming. "  Which means referring to a trans person by their former  (i. e. birth name).  So,  yes,  there are a few people out there who will righteously shit themselves if I mention Bruce Jenner.   And yes,  there are whole segments of society who now comb over every single thing a person says in their quest for the passive-aggressive thrill of taking offense when none was intended.   Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner Bruce Jenner.   Never mind that he was Bruce Jenner for what,  58.years, and entertained millions of people in decathlons and such with his robustly male physique* and masculine identity.   No one must use his deadname as a shorthand for Jenner back when she was a guy,  doing guy stuff in a big splashy way.   My point is the most of the human race couldn't give one tiny shit about this deadnaming thing,  and can only be whipped into righteous political correctness by constantly be subjected to media and social media Offense Takings.

And,  as a side note,  what if we applied this "erase a person's past" ethos to everything?   
He ran a concentration camp?   Nope,  can't refer to his name back then,  he was another person then,  etc.   No deadnaming!   He's clearly not a Nazi anymore!   Model citizen!   

* not minor surgery,  IOW

Hey, Barton, "most of the human race couldn't give one tiny shit about" slavery at one point. Or women's rights.

So fucking what?!

Most of us don't "take "offense when none was intended." But with your red outburst, you sure seem to have intended offense.

Your struggles with the concept of deadnames is reminiscent of Uno's fight with Larry and Bambu's difficulties with women and women's rights.

Transkids are 4-10 times more likely to be suicidal when the people around them insist on deadnaming them and misgendering them. Is Caitlyn Jenner going to be affected by your choices?! Seems unlikely.

But to take your inclination to extend things the discussion, does that mean you think it's fine to use "nigger" to refer to Blacks or "kike" to refer to Jews just because you don't think any of them are near you??

It sure sounds like those are your implications.

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Baseball / Re: Major League Baseball
« on: April 10, 2021, 11:48:00 PM »
Garrett Richards is not impressing me.

Or, rather, he is, but not in a good way.

That worked. Now the bullpen...

Not quite as drawn up, but a good recovery from the blown save!

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