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  1. sincere answer: that is an awful human being and I hope his punishment is severe. cynical answer: that is an awful human being and I hope his punishment is severe...how is Lifer about to make politically bias comments since this guy donated to Democrats?
  2. in fairness...I look back on my writing, creative or otherwise, from when I was 20-ish and cringe. it is very common to attempt a mature voice at that age and very rare to actually pull it off. also in fairness to the Daily, I do recall in the last 5 years or so our school paper actually did have a pretty solid writer...I want to say Scott something(?) as to the topic at hand...I do agree with the general premise. be it a raccoon, a rat, a tick...anything...Khairi was a part of a public film portraying the cruel killing of an animal. if your 12 year old did that, you're probably investing heavily in therapy. I have the utmost faith that the situation was properly dealt with internally. We don't need the details to be made public as this guy writes...but we probably do need a better consideration of optics and at least the view of accountability. I think real leadership would've been going to Khairi...explaining that the team and the coaches still view him as a captain and leader, but that actions have consequences and the public title of captain would reflect poorly
  3. scattershooting while wondering how long will it take a bot to pass me in +1s
  4. https://twitter.com/TheRealOJ32/status/1165441329226276866
  5. I've seen those kids' parents. they hear worse at home.
  6. he can dunk, spin one direction, leak-out, slip a screen and he has a left hand. I'd be a lot more into him if there was any indication he has 15+foot range
  7. had him since he signed, alma mater to alma mater...Deion Hair-Griffen. I still fear we'll never be able to fully utilize that speed...maybe special teams only...but hope he breaks out a bit behind Darden. In sticking with my always sub-adopt a walk-on with minimal chance of contributing...I'm going with wide receiver David Chapp(el)le. will also co-parent with whoever takes Gaddie, since I did claim from the moment he signed that he'd be our starting corner by conference play this season
  8. oh I definitely don't disagree...it has it's place and can add a lot. I'll revisit the above track, but on the heels of watching his Tiny Desk concert it felt distracting
  9. a bit over-produced, but I know that's what the kids are in to...he's got enough talent and talent around him to ditch the auto-tune and double-tracking
  10. https://www.npr.org/2019/08/19/751247794/tobe-nwigwe-tiny-desk-concert NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series is a big deal, especially for up and coming artists.
  11. nope : https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/why-joe-bidens-gaffes-matter that is racism. it comes from a place of white privilege...more specifically, old white man white privilege. had that line been delivered in the 80s or 90s, few would've batted an eye (mind you, it still would have been racist). of course, the difference here is he walked his gaffe back immediately rather than doubling down on an overtly racist statement.
  12. https://www.usnews.com/news/cities/articles/2019-07-31/fact-checking-president-trump-on-his-baltimore-tweets https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/07/29/president-trumps-baltimore-tweets-were-racist-he-also-fails-grasp-what-ails-our-cities/?utm_term=.bad5d00ac7a1 I'm feeling to run down to write out my thoughts, so just read what these people who write better than me have to say.
  13. ignoring the racism question (namely because, yes, OMG, it's all soooooo very racist)... what exactly is Omar "doing" ?
  14. always glad when you grab the stool and hop up to the counter. as I said previously...criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitic. the language and tropes Omar used did toe and possibly cross the line of anti-Semitism, and she subsequently apologized...but that still doesn't change the fact that criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitic.
  15. I've broken my response down to the three points I note in the quote above. 1. your experience. my experience. but more, thousands of years of human and societal experience. morality (clearly) isn't absolute. there are cultural variations, personal variations. I'll also add, divinity arose from morality, not the other way around. I understand this is contentious to a religious person, but I suppose the only true way of knowing would be a mass suicide of believers and non-believers and finding out together whats on the other side. 2. as I mentioned above, morality isn't absolute, so no...there won't be an objective line. murder and rape? pretty well past the line, I'd say universally. blatant racism, especially from a position of power? I find that pretty morally reprehensible, but we've also seen in this country decades of moral (and/or biblical) rationalization for race superiority, so clearly that doesn't meet everyone's bar. but...this is actually bogging a bit from my point. my personal morality vs. yours isn't what I initially based this post on...rather it's the shifting/inconsistency in the conservative morality. I didn't coin "Moral Majority". I didn't push forward the idea that conservatism is also tied to family values, sanctity of marriage, virtuous behavior, prudence, Christian principles et al. I didn't set the conservative morality bar, conservatives did. so for me it's been interesting/funny/scary and above all hypocritical to see it continue to shift to rationalize the behavior of their elected leader. which leads me to... 3. sure, I definitely wanted to throw rocks at these hornets on here, but I could do that any time...more here I was legitimately curious if blatant racism was actually going to be the thing that re-establishes some semblance of a moral line. it hasn't.
  16. ya, I'm totally lobbying for GroupThink as opposed to simply pointing out inconsistencies. LongJim: "Read my comments in this thread. I have not been silent or excused anything. In fact, just the opposite." reads: I spoke up about racism and made clear how I find it inexcusable. also LongJim: "I find my stress level is better managed when I don't worry about what the head clown writes on his twitter feed. The public knew what they were getting when they elected him." reads: meh. also LongJim: "The public--goaded by the mainstream media--elected a "reality TV" star as President. Let that sink in.®Why anyone is very surprised at what comes out of his mouth is beyond me." reads: it's idiocracy and people are dumb. tell me when he says something intelligent...then I'll be surprised I don't exactly find it dictatorial to ask for consistency from your own statements.
  17. most of this reads as a combination of moral rationalization and back-bending to shape religious conviction into political belief and a near complete and utter abdication of personal responsibility, ethic and values...probably more the latter because apparently a leader could live stream a rape and execution, but a true christian would say, "well I coveted my neighbor's wife the other day, so who am I to judge? I'm a 'bad' person too...that's the big picture here." but to the bolded part...morality comes from experience and interaction within societies. animals have morality. moral superiority is believing that a book written by men (with some fun deleted chapters from women) about a man and propagated for 2000 years somehow supersedes personal experience and nature.
  18. if you think that I meant to call you, LongJim, personally racist...you're wrong. I haven't seen you fighting on the "c'mon, we're all a little racist" hill. plus, we've both been posting here long enough and for the most part I pay enough attention to know better. as for who made me arbiter...I don't know...a stupid internet message board? if my opinions/challenges/stances/philosophies were little more than trolling, I'd have long gone the way of CheckFacts, TFLF and EulessEagle. we absolutely don't have to agree, but I read your statement as basically saying "meh, what can you do?" if I'm wrong, please correct me I agree our system is meant to balance contrasting views. I think a debate about taxes and healthcare and economic policy is healthy. I don't think rationalizing a racist remark because it came from a person on my team is finding balance. If you're offended by that...maybe you should be.
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