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2012-10-27 01:46:59 PM
9 votes:
But we also have a taco made out of Doritos, so it's a wash.
2012-10-27 04:16:37 PM
5 votes:
...women were considered to be overly emotional and sentimental - traits that might lead to irrational and ill thought-out political decisions....

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2012-10-27 02:25:09 PM
5 votes:
If we were to tell a Southerner from pre-Civil War America that a black president would take office in 2012, he'd have a massive heart attack.

A lot of Southerns today are having that same reaction.
2012-10-27 03:10:16 PM
4 votes:

m3000: If we were to tell a Southerner from pre-Civil War America that a black president would take office in 2012, he'd have a massive heart attack.

A lot of Southerns today are having that same reaction.


True - which begs the question: do we really want to put an end to obesity?
2012-10-27 04:08:21 PM
3 votes:

LDM90: GAT_00: As George Wallace infamously said at his 1963 inauguration, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

And the fun part is Republicans are still quoting and parroting his lines today. He was the one who made an attack on intellectualism popular. Nixon stole it from him and it became a GOP mainstay.

Do you have some personal rule where you have to say Republican, Conservative, Christian, or fundie in every post?


I know. I saw him in a thread about cute puppies and kittens, and he gave a 2 page rant about how puppies and kittens together were as unlikely as Congress working together to help create jobs.

And don't even get me started on his response to the "What are you wearing now" thread.
2012-10-27 05:08:55 PM
2 votes:

Meatybrain: "What? A mulatto in the White House, Jews have their own country, AND one can receive erotically enticing kinescopes on the wireless? This 'future' of yours, good sirrah, is pure balderdash!"

I remember Wallace getting shot. He was a credible candidate for prez at the time. The people who freaked out over it would not survive today - their vaginas would become sand-encrusted kitten-cannons.

It is weird to think that I was born into a legally segregated country. Only went to school with ONE black kid in twelve years, and I never even saw him, just knew he was there. No "coloreds" in church, either, or in local government, or at the Lion's club.

Now, half the guys I fist are black. Progress is a beautiful thing.


Wait, what?
2012-10-27 04:30:57 PM
2 votes:
"What? A mulatto in the White House, Jews have their own country, AND one can receive erotically enticing kinescopes on the wireless? This 'future' of yours, good sirrah, is pure balderdash!"

I remember Wallace getting shot. He was a credible candidate for prez at the time. The people who freaked out over it would not survive today - their vaginas would become sand-encrusted kitten-cannons.

It is weird to think that I was born into a legally segregated country. Only went to school with ONE black kid in twelve years, and I never even saw him, just knew he was there. No "coloreds" in church, either, or in local government, or at the Lion's club.

Now, half the guys I fist are black. Progress is a beautiful thing.
2012-10-27 04:13:37 PM
2 votes:

GAT_00: As George Wallace infamously said at his 1963 inauguration, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

And the fun part is Republicans are still quoting and parroting his lines today. He was the one who made an attack on intellectualism popular. Nixon stole it from him and it became a GOP mainstay.


Hmm--so which Republican "today" said "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." ?
Oh and wasn't he a Democrat? Oh, right of course he was--since segregationists were southern Democrats. And attacks on intellectualism have been popular since Andrew Jackson (another Democrat), at least.

You know, kid, if you pick up a history book every once in a while you might be able to avoid looking so stupid on the Fark.
2012-10-27 04:02:16 PM
2 votes:
Especially if we let the visitor watch TLC for a day.
2012-10-27 07:33:09 PM
1 votes:

BolshyGreatYarblocks: HotIgneous Intruder: Why is it always a picture of a white woman with a black man?
Why not a black woman with a white man?
Think about it.

Black women are fat?


No, you are an asshole and probably fat.
2012-10-27 07:32:45 PM
1 votes:

HotIgneous Intruder: Why is it always a picture of a white woman with a black man?
Why not a black woman with a white man?
Think about it.


It is almost always a white woman with a black man in real life. It goes the other way less frequently.

Why is this? There are cultural and economic reasons I think. A black man with a white woman is rising socially. Women raise the children, do the dirty work, but a white woman is a social plus to a black man even if she is not going to put up with so much shiat (whether she does or not is not something I know but since some of these women are getting a younger, handsomer, more "fun" mate, they might). Black men may also be looking for a bossier woman (just like Mom) or one who is less demanding (unlike Mom). In any case, whatever the psychology, sociology, politics, economics, it is clearly sex-relevant.

Black women, like all women, may feel they have to be guardians of the race and thus be less inclined to pick a white male partner, even if he offers status or some other benefit above and beyond what can be had by acquiring a black male mate. Or maybe they're just more likely to be lesbians. The data is all over the place. It proves little or nothing.

In any case, that is the way it really works now. It might even out over a longer period of time as society changes. Pictures tend to show the "normal" or the "probable" rather than the unusual when editors and journalists write articles on such issues. It has heuristic value although it leads to a distinct lack of statistical accuracy.
2012-10-27 07:08:46 PM
1 votes:

LDM90: GAT_00: As George Wallace infamously said at his 1963 inauguration, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

And the fun part is Republicans are still quoting and parroting his lines today. He was the one who made an attack on intellectualism popular. Nixon stole it from him and it became a GOP mainstay.

Do you have some personal rule where you have to say Republican, Conservative, Christian, or fundie in every post?


Be careful. GAT cries to a mod every time someone calls him out. I've been bannister a few times. He's sends give, I guess. As sensitive as the mods are fat.
2012-10-27 04:39:53 PM
1 votes:

Meatybrain: "
- their vaginas would become sand-encrusted kitten-cannons.


This has become my new favorite phrase.
2012-10-27 04:39:26 PM
1 votes:

m3000: If we were to tell a Southerner from pre-Civil War America that a black president would take office in 2012, he'd have a massive heart attack.

A lot of Southerns today are having that same reaction.


I can guarantee you more racists are voting FOR him than against him.

\really only half-black
2012-10-27 04:34:27 PM
1 votes:

lohphat: Challam: I'm an alien from 1942 and find so much more of our modern culture dystopian than the few items in the article: the cults of science and of celebrity; social networking (why? tell me why!); kids and drugs; that crap you people call music; helicopter parenting that produces dependent, spoiled snowflakes; the dependence on technology for all entertainment (including Internet porn); the assumption that every corporation is intrinsically evil; farming reality TV that is as far removed from reality as...name your metaphor. Get off my lawn, please.

Those same "cults" which produce the very technology for you to communicate over data networks to spew your brand of derp, produce the tools and medications to save your ass in the ER instead of prayer circles for that heart attack, produce the machines to speed you to your destination faster and more safely than ever before, and produce satellites which maintain watch over storms and aggressor nations from advancing upon us?

Go back to 1870 please. We don't need you here.


You picked up on that, but not "social networking", in a post on a forum?
2012-10-27 04:16:18 PM
1 votes:

lohphat: LDM90: GAT_00: As George Wallace infamously said at his 1963 inauguration, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

And the fun part is Republicans are still quoting and parroting his lines today. He was the one who made an attack on intellectualism popular. Nixon stole it from him and it became a GOP mainstay.

Do you have some personal rule where you have to say Republican, Conservative, Christian, or fundie in every post?

Yeah, "bigot" is so much more efficient.


I prefer "Democrat", but tomato/tomahto, I guess.
2012-10-27 04:04:37 PM
1 votes:
Author claims modern society would appear completely dystopian to visitor from 1999.
 
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