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2022-01-28 12:58:29 PM  
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2022-01-28 1:14:35 PM  
Well spoken, sir.  You are a credit to your district.
 
2022-01-28 2:06:40 PM  
Don't know what ozone they're breathing either
 
2022-01-28 2:15:02 PM  
This country needs a lot more of this, and it needs people to actually listen
 
2022-01-28 2:45:04 PM  
You're speaking about why this bill is totally racist BS, that's not allowed.
 
2022-01-28 2:57:06 PM  
So much of modern conservativism is about not just rejecting the truth but being tired of it because it bothers them.

This is why qanon went mainstream so fast.
 
2022-01-28 5:03:04 PM  
Speaking from the peanut gallery since this fantastic representative isn't able to say it:

fark you, madam chairman, shut up you farking racist piece of shiat.
 
2022-01-28 5:03:08 PM  
Did he really say that the Civil War wasn't about slavery?  That would have been news to Jefferson Davis.
 
2022-01-28 5:04:14 PM  

blastoh: So much of modern conservativism is about not just rejecting the truth but being tired of it because it bothers them.

This is why qanon went mainstream so fast.



Qanon went mainstream because "there's a sucker born every minute".

You know all those polls over the years where you look at the results and there's always some 10-25% who pick the obviously asinine, screwball answer?  And you thought it was a prank?

Nope.

Also people are barely more than balding chimps with internet connections who buy into any story that puts them at the center of the universe.  The chance to play sleuth in a conspiratorial X-files style adventure is too attractive for dent heads to pass up.
 
2022-01-28 5:04:51 PM  

LL316: Did he really say that the Civil War wasn't about slavery?  That would have been news to Jefferson Davis.


North's aggression against states' right to choose how to govern themselves.

/Which were choosing slavery...
 
2022-01-28 5:05:31 PM  

LL316: Did he really say that the Civil War wasn't about slavery?  That would have been news to Jefferson Davis.


That's what the whole debate about CRT has boiled down to.

Whitewashing history so white people can feel less ownership of their history and disassociate slavery as a power structure to white power structures that have marginalized black folk.
 
2022-01-28 5:10:44 PM  
Florida's new Flag:
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2022-01-28 5:11:20 PM  
He seems like a genuinely nice guy. And then he said that the Civil War wasn't fought over slavery. So .... maybe that's just what the world is like now in Florida?

More proof that this country needs a hard reset.
 
2022-01-28 5:12:25 PM  
Something I noticed about this bill and similar:

The bill adds to s. 760.10, F.S., to clarify that certain behavior constitutes unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin. The bill specifies that subjecting any individual, as a condition of employment, membership, certification, licensing, credentialing, or passing an examination, to training, instruction, or any other required activity that espouses, promotes, advances, inculcates, or compels such individual to believe any of the following concepts constitutes discrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin:
-Members of one race, color, sex, or national origin are morally superior to members of another race, color, sex, or national origin.
-An individual, by virtue of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.
-An individual's moral character or status as either privileged or oppressed is necessarily determined by his or her race, color, sex, or national origin.
-Members of one race, color, sex, or national origin cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race, color, sex, or national origin.
-An individual, by virtue of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin, bears responsibility for, or should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of, actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, color, sex, or national origin.
-An individual, by virtue of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin, should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment to achieve diversity, equity, or inclusion.
-An individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin.
-Such virtues as merit, excellence, hard work, fairness, neutrality, objectivity, and racial colorblindness are racist or sexist, or were created by members of a particular race, color, sex, or national origin to oppress members of another race, color, sex, or national origin.



Note how it specifically mentions race, sex, color, and national origin but not religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
 
2022-01-28 5:12:40 PM  
I was waiting for the chair person to tell him to stop being so uppity.

Well done. Rep Alexander, well done.
 
2022-01-28 5:14:41 PM  
Figuratively and literally
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2022-01-28 5:15:46 PM  
Almost as good as when Nicholas Katzenbach confronted Wallace.
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2022-01-28 5:17:51 PM  

fiddlehead: Something I noticed about this bill and similar:

The bill adds to s. 760.10, F.S., to clarify that certain behavior constitutes unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin. The bill specifies that subjecting any individual, as a condition of employment, membership, certification, licensing, credentialing, or passing an examination, to training, instruction, or any other required activity that espouses, promotes, advances, inculcates, or compels such individual to believe any of the following concepts constitutes discrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin:
-Members of one race, color, sex, or national origin are morally superior to members of another race, color, sex, or national origin.
-An individual, by virtue of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.
-An individual's moral character or status as either privileged or oppressed is necessarily determined by his or her race, color, sex, or national origin.
-Members of one race, color, sex, or national origin cannot and should not attempt to treat others without respect to race, color, sex, or national origin.
-An individual, by virtue of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin, bears responsibility for, or should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of, actions committed in the past by other members of the same race, color, sex, or national origin.
-An individual, by virtue of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin, should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment to achieve diversity, equity, or inclusion.
-An individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race, color, sex, or national origin.
-Such virtues as merit, excellence, hard work, fairness, neutrality, objectivity, and racial colorblindness are racist or sexist, or were created by members of a par ...


Even Gay White Men don't want to feel uncomfortable about slavery. Tells you all you need to know about the patriarchy.
 
2022-01-28 5:18:38 PM  
Cowards. If they don't burn it all down in the next 20 years, future generations are going to benefit from the kind of investment guys like this are making in your country.

Excuse me, because I live in Ottawa and have some trucks to flip off.
 
2022-01-28 5:18:51 PM  
He should be down on his knees thanking Massa for letting him speak for 8 minutes and 9 seconds.
 
2022-01-28 5:19:38 PM  

LL316: Did he really say that the Civil War wasn't about slavery?  That would have been news to Jefferson Davis.


And the constitution of every state that seceded.
 
2022-01-28 5:20:05 PM  
Even if they succeed in all the censoring, it's only national, the rest of the world can see us. They'll know.
 
2022-01-28 5:20:45 PM  
I have hope for our younger generations.

They should form clubs and societies within school "limits" to meet and discuss these issues. White students (all students) should be asking their history teachers pointed questions, they should be asking their elected officials pointed questions.

This whitewashing snowflake bullshiat needs to end.

The fact that it's 2022 and people are complaining about a black woman possibly being nominated to the SCOTUS is disgusting.

Hell, the fact that we have to "celebrate" things like first woman VP, first black VP, first black POTUS in 2000s is disgusting and shows how engrained and oppressive, racist, and mysognoistic the US system is.
 
2022-01-28 5:21:56 PM  
No, they don't have to find another way to communicate with their "base." The one they're using now works great for them.

Good for him for responding to this bullshiat, but you're not going to make these assholes feel bad about this. That idiot telling him not to mention "motivations" is why.

"How dare you imply that the motivation for making it literally illegal for schools to mention racism is motivated by racism."
 
2022-01-28 5:22:25 PM  
Sounds like they can't handle getting called out for their motivations as much as they can't handle hearing about their ancestors actions.
 
2022-01-28 5:22:58 PM  
I would like to purchase that man all the beers.

The message was on point and having to walk into that lions den to preach it took balls of steel.
 
2022-01-28 5:23:07 PM  
Ramon Alexander to GOP, "You can't handle the truth"

That's pretty much the defining characteristic of a modern Republican.

/ If you think I'm lying, ask them to state on the record whether or not humans evolved, whether the climate is changing, and who won the last election
 
2022-01-28 5:23:48 PM  
But as always now on Fark, don't bother voting. That'll show them.

Just don't participate at all, and before you know it, everything'll get better, because that's how that shiat works.
 
2022-01-28 5:24:53 PM  
I like how the chair said he was being offensive when he quoted the other rep.

Good times
 
2022-01-28 5:26:50 PM  
When is this dude up for reelection,? I gonna send him at least 10 dollars
 
2022-01-28 5:28:28 PM  
IS the GOP going to censure him and make him apologize for hurting their feelings? But god forbid people learn that white people in the US treated others horrible, enslaved them, broke deals with them, kicked them off their land and killed them, killed them a lot in horrible ways too. Maybe next they will try to make POC pay reparations for all the rope they used for lynchings.
 
2022-01-28 5:28:43 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: But as always now on Fark, don't bother voting. That'll show them.

Just don't participate at all, and before you know it, everything'll get better, because that's how that shiat works.


In fairness, voting won't make this all go away either.
 
2022-01-28 5:29:51 PM  

Dead on the River: When is this dude up for reelection,? I gonna send him at least 10 dollars


When you do, please include a note to let him know that the Civil War was absolutely about slavery.
 
2022-01-28 5:30:35 PM  

Peki: Smelly Pirate Hooker: But as always now on Fark, don't bother voting. That'll show them.

Just don't participate at all, and before you know it, everything'll get better, because that's how that shiat works.

In fairness, voting won't make this all go away either.


Right. So just don't bother doing it at all. You get it. Thanks!
 
2022-01-28 5:31:13 PM  
Florida's new civil rights textbook:
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2022-01-28 5:32:04 PM  

OldRod: This country needs a lot more of this, and it needs people to actually listen


lol

No. Our country needs to be structurally reformed, from the ground up. Our government does not respond to the will of the people because it was never designed to, as was the intent of the founders.

We don't have a "not enough people think racism is still an issue" problem, we have a "a small minority of voters are functionally empowered to block everything the rest of society wants" problem. We're a minority ruled society, like Baathist Iraq, without the dictatorial strongman - and we came within a hair's breadth last year of getting one of those too.
 
2022-01-28 5:33:47 PM  

Private_Citizen: Florida's new Flag:
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That's awesome.
 
2022-01-28 5:34:45 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Peki: Smelly Pirate Hooker: But as always now on Fark, don't bother voting. That'll show them.

Just don't participate at all, and before you know it, everything'll get better, because that's how that shiat works.

In fairness, voting won't make this all go away either.

Right. So just don't bother doing it at all. You get it. Thanks!


Not what I said, but whatever. Enjoy arguing with posts you imagine in your head.
 
2022-01-28 5:36:00 PM  

Peki: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Peki: Smelly Pirate Hooker: But as always now on Fark, don't bother voting. That'll show them.

Just don't participate at all, and before you know it, everything'll get better, because that's how that shiat works.

In fairness, voting won't make this all go away either.

Right. So just don't bother doing it at all. You get it. Thanks!

Not what I said, but whatever. Enjoy arguing with posts you imagine in your head.


You too!
 
2022-01-28 5:40:15 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Peki: Smelly Pirate Hooker: Peki: Smelly Pirate Hooker: But as always now on Fark, don't bother voting. That'll show them.

Just don't participate at all, and before you know it, everything'll get better, because that's how that shiat works.

In fairness, voting won't make this all go away either.

Right. So just don't bother doing it at all. You get it. Thanks!

Not what I said, but whatever. Enjoy arguing with posts you imagine in your head.

You too!


Oh god. It's like that cringe interaction I had with a waitress once.
She said, "Enjoy your meal" and I said "You too!"  and I can see you've joined me in this hellish embarrassment.

/I feel so sorry for you
 
2022-01-28 5:49:41 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Oh god. It's like that cringe interaction I had with a waitress once.
She said, "Enjoy your meal" and I said "You too!"  and I can see you've joined me in this hellish embarrassment.

/I feel so sorry for you


LOL, the "I feel bad for you" retort. You people really have nothing to offer. No ideas, no solutions, just whining and performative despair. And not even entertaining performative despair.
 
2022-01-28 5:49:45 PM  
Sorry, but this bill is all about "Feelings"  And we know what the GOP said about that.   So basically this is a bill destined to fail at every 1st Amendment challenge.


However in the mean time will be used to make teachers and all public officials subject to abuse.

These are not leaders writing these bills.

They are idiots and abusers.
 
2022-01-28 5:52:03 PM  
That was well worth the 8 plus minutes watching it. He had me all the way until he said there were "admirable and good people" on the other side.  Other than that, he was right on the money
 
2022-01-28 5:52:48 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: You people really have nothing to offer.


That's not true; we offer pictures of squirrel nuts.
 
2022-01-28 5:55:08 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Oh god. It's like that cringe interaction I had with a waitress once.
She said, "Enjoy your meal" and I said "You too!"  and I can see you've joined me in this hellish embarrassment.

/I feel so sorry for you

LOL, the "I feel bad for you" retort. You people really have nothing to offer. No ideas, no solutions, just whining and performative despair. And not even entertaining performative despair.


Sure. Go ahead and ignore the many times I've posted solutions and groups and everything and gotten absolutely ignored for it.

No one here is about solutions. It's just biatching and belly aching.
 
2022-01-28 5:55:25 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Smelly Pirate Hooker: You people really have nothing to offer.

That's not true; we offer pictures of squirrel nuts.


OK. Sure. I'll give you that.
 
2022-01-28 5:56:07 PM  

LL316: Did he really say that the Civil War wasn't about slavery?  That would have been news to Jefferson Davis.


Man, the real reason for the Civil War must have been really bad if all of the Confederates were covering it up by constantly insisting that it was about slavery.
 
2022-01-28 5:59:13 PM  

Peki: Sure. Go ahead and ignore the many times I've posted solutions and groups and everything and gotten absolutely ignored for it.

No one here is about solutions. It's just biatching and belly aching.


You're the one who piped up when I referenced the "don't bother voting" dipshiats on Fark. If you didn't want to be identified as one of those people, maybe you shouldn't have, you know, done that.

Then you did the thing that you accused me of, responding to an argument I didn't make. Before you accused me of doing it. Which I didn't.

You're not very good at this, are you?
 
2022-01-28 6:02:18 PM  
His TL:DR

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2022-01-28 6:04:19 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Peki: Sure. Go ahead and ignore the many times I've posted solutions and groups and everything and gotten absolutely ignored for it.

No one here is about solutions. It's just biatching and belly aching.

You're the one who piped up when I referenced the "don't bother voting" dipshiats on Fark. If you didn't want to be identified as one of those people, maybe you shouldn't have, you know, done that.

Then you did the thing that you accused me of, responding to an argument I didn't make. Before you accused me of doing it. Which I didn't.

You're not very good at this, are you?


Ummm. That's not how this interaction started. All I pointed out is that voting alone isn't going to stop GOP nonsense. You then determined my post read that I don't think people should vote at all.

People need to do more than just vote.

And then you biatched about no one having solutions, when plenty of us have posted solutions.

You aren't very good at this, are you?
 
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