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(WFAA Fort Worth)   Lauren Boebert (R-epulsive) tries to walk back her 'bad hair bill' comments about legislation designed to ban discrimination based on hair texture by claiming her comment was missing a comma   (wfaa.com) divider line
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2022-03-04 11:23:32 AM  
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2022-03-04 11:24:05 AM  
Gorsuch nods in agreement.
 
2022-03-04 11:25:07 AM  
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2022-03-04 11:26:34 AM  
That doesn't make a lick of sense.  A comma doesn't go there, it's bad grammar.  At my most charitable I'd say that what she said simply made ambiguous the subject and the predicate -- not that I'd expect her to know what either of those things are, other than that she believes "subject" is what she calls her people and "predicate" is what Chris Hansen likes to catch.

She said what she meant and meant what she said.  She's just coming up with the most moronic excuse to explain why she was misunderstood, as is her way.
 
2022-03-04 11:29:03 AM  
Schrödinger's asshole in action.
 
2022-03-04 11:41:36 AM  

Psychopusher: A comma doesn't go there, it's bad grammar.


Yeah, but we are talking about a moron.
 
2022-03-04 11:48:37 AM  
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"IT'S A-BAD! HAIR BILL!"

/got nothing
 
2022-03-04 11:52:13 AM  
#LaurenBObertIsSoDumb
 
2022-03-04 11:58:22 AM  

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2022-03-04 12:19:39 PM  
Given it's GED Boebert, I'm going out on a limb and say that it wasn't an Oxford comma that's missing.
 
2022-03-04 12:23:49 PM  
I'm going to take a minute to pray that something very, very bad and painful happens to someone still proud that they voted for her.

/amen
 
2022-03-04 12:24:28 PM  
pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.
 
2022-03-04 12:25:30 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: Psychopusher: A comma doesn't go there, it's bad grammar.

Yeah, but we are talking about a moron.


She didn't her GED until she ran for Congress, do you think she paid one second of attention in English class?
 
2022-03-04 12:25:47 PM  
You're a bad, person.
 
2022-03-04 12:25:56 PM  

SumoJeb: pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.


Natural black hairstyles are seen as unprofessional compared to natural white hairstyles. Many black people are expected to put a lot of work into making their hair look less naturally black (think straightening it or cutting it very short) in order to be accepted in the workplace.
 
2022-03-04 12:26:16 PM  

SurfaceTension: Given it's GED Boebert, I'm going out on a limb and say that it wasn't an Oxford comma that's missing.


It was an upside down grocer's apostrophe.
 
2022-03-04 12:26:28 PM  
We should have a "flat ass" bill in her honor.
 
2022-03-04 12:27:08 PM  

SumoJeb: pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.


Hiring/Firing discrimination against black folks with 'non-compliant hairstyle' as the cover.
 
2022-03-04 12:27:34 PM  

SumoJeb: pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.


Mostly, it's a way to be a racist without admitting you're a racist.

Make some rule about "hair standards", and then don't hire black people that haven't spend piles of money to straighten their hair. It especially applies to black women.
 
2022-03-04 12:27:36 PM  
It is a bad hair bill - a bad bill about hair.
I loathe her, but I'll cut her some slack on this one
 
2022-03-04 12:27:50 PM  

SumoJeb: pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.


The most common example I can think of is schools passing dress codes that include regulations for wearing hair, and prohibit only hair styles that are common for black folks like corn rows, dreadlocks, etc.

At their most extreme, these rules effectively compel black girls either to straighten their hair, or shave it off completely.
 
2022-03-04 12:28:10 PM  
Let's use all the commas!

"It's, a, bad, hair, Bill."
 - M. Lewinski
 
2022-03-04 12:28:14 PM  

TigerzDad: It is a bad hair bill - a bad bill about hair.
I loathe her, but I'll cut her some slack on this one


No. You won't.
 
2022-03-04 12:28:41 PM  

SumoJeb: pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.


It's pretty dumb.  Employers write up employees over how their hair looks.  Potential employers throw away applications from people because of their hair.  Schools punish students because of their hair.  And it all boils down to Black people with big hair or corn rows or anything else outside of the [parted and combed businessy dry look].

Personally, I think it's stupid.  As long as it isn't long and out of control and ready to be snagged in machinery, it isn't a big deal.  But then again, around machinery everybody should be wearing a hat or a hair net anyway so the actual hair is irrelevant.
 
2022-03-04 12:29:39 PM  

SumoJeb: pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.


Hair: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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2022-03-04 12:30:05 PM  
I wonder how many opinionated bald dudes are gonna chime in on this one.
 
2022-03-04 12:30:17 PM  
Bad hair, Bill?

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2022-03-04 12:30:53 PM  

Dafatone: SumoJeb: pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.

Natural black hairstyles are seen as unprofessional compared to natural white hairstyles. Many black people are expected to put a lot of work into making their hair look less naturally black (think straightening it or cutting it very short) in order to be accepted in the workplace.


How would the bill fix this?
 
2022-03-04 12:31:08 PM  

SumoJeb: pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.


By insisting on a certain "professional" appearance for hair styles that can only be achieved by people with hair textures similar to that of white people, and insisting that common easily-maintained hairstyles worn by black people are somehow not acceptable.

It's unfortunately common.
 
2022-03-04 12:31:36 PM  

SumoJeb: pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.


"Just asking questions".

/s

(BTW, phark YOU RUSSIA)
 
2022-03-04 12:32:00 PM  
Thanks for the replies.

I've always wanted a perm but my hair won't hold the curls. I've always wanted to sport a fro pick, but I am unable to.  If an employer forced me to have curly hair I'd be stressed.
 
2022-03-04 12:32:06 PM  

special20: I wonder how many opinionated bald dudes are gonna chime in on this one.


Bald dude here.

I DGAF about my own hair, why would I care about other peoples'?
 
2022-03-04 12:33:27 PM  

etoof: We should have a "flat ass" bill in her honor.


A "flat ass tax" might generate some revenue, though.
 
2022-03-04 12:34:18 PM  
Trying to make Boebert look like she knows what a comma is, ya right.
 
2022-03-04 12:34:38 PM  

SumoJeb: pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.


Barber licenses. Maybe?
Going to "Barber College" used to require special license for black peoples hair.
Which is part of the reason in movies you see black barber shops being a 'social place' for communication.
Not that a black person can't walk into a generic supercut and get a haircut.
But there are 'black barbers' that specialize in black people's' hair.

https://realfreeflowingwords.blog/2021/08/30/thats-a-clean-cut-the-history-of-black-barbershops-in-america-black-history-365/
 
2022-03-04 12:35:51 PM  

SumoJeb: pardon my ignorance, but how are people being marginalized due to their hair? I don't doubt it happens, I just don't understand how.


Since folks have covered the workplace issue, I'll point to schools. Dress codes in schools often prohibit various hairstyles and/or things like wave caps and durags/do-rags/however you choose to spell it. In addition to protecting the hair, these have become an important cultural touchstone that are often banned, citing "gang affiliation" or similar.
 
2022-03-04 12:36:07 PM  
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Still talking about "real Americans" too.
 
2022-03-04 12:36:48 PM  

pjbreeze: Trying to make Boebert look like she knows what a comma is, ya right.


Some people that ate her poisoned pork sliders went into a comma.
 
2022-03-04 12:38:45 PM  
Commas are important.
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2022-03-04 12:39:51 PM  

TigerzDad: It is a bad hair bill - a bad bill about hair.
I loathe her, but I'll cut her some slack on this one


No native English speaker talks like that, though. She likely thinks there shouldn't be a bill to protect "bad hair" because, seriously, look at who we're talking about.
 
2022-03-04 12:40:02 PM  
I mean, could she have said that it's a "bad infrastructure bill?"  Or a "bad military spending bill?"  Or, whatever?

Sure.

BUT, benefit of the doubt means we have to have a reason to give you the benefit of the doubt.  So, if you've constantly said biased and hateful things, but want me to believe that THIS time, it's not?  Yeah, I'm not giving you anything.
 
2022-03-04 12:42:02 PM  
Boebert then added, "But heckling a president while, he's honoring dead, soldiers is totes, OK."
 
2022-03-04 12:42:09 PM  
Trying to change the optics of the situation via punctuation? She's a comma chameleon.
 
2022-03-04 12:44:11 PM  
TigerzDad: It is a bad hair bill - a bad bill about hair.
I loathe her, but I'll cut her some slack on this one


She could have said that but chose to say it in a way that that has a double meaning; because that double meaning is how she arrived at calling it "the bad hair bill" in the first place.
 
2022-03-04 12:44:23 PM  
Pardon impossible, to be executed
Or;
Pardon, impossible to be executed.
 
2022-03-04 12:45:13 PM  
That's not an Oxford comma.  It's a Shatner comma.
 
2022-03-04 12:46:11 PM  

Irresponsible Homeowner: That's not an Oxford comma.  It's a Shatner comma.


I usually put periods after words when he's freaking out like that.
 
2022-03-04 12:47:30 PM  

Epicedion: TigerzDad: It is a bad hair bill - a bad bill about hair.
I loathe her, but I'll cut her some slack on this one

No native English speaker talks like that, though. She likely thinks there shouldn't be a bill to protect "bad hair" because, seriously, look at who we're talking about.


Sometimes I wonder if republicans didn't come from Russia in the 70s, by killing and replacing any good conservative families (ALA "The Americans), back when all those "satanic cult" victim's reports were getting squashed by the KKK.
 
2022-03-04 12:47:32 PM  
There need to be some more requirements to run for federal office rather than are you of a certain age, do you live here (already largely ignored), and are you a citizen?

There should be some definite comprehension and critical thinking skills required to be a Representative or Senator.

Also, I think an age cap for these same roles should be really considered in the near future.
 
2022-03-04 12:48:33 PM  
Honestly, eliminating the word 'hair' would have made the statement a lot more clear on her supposed intentions.

"It's a bad bill" says what is needed, no need for the word hair.

Of course, that wouldn't get the attention she so desperately wants, and would then be more pressured to tell people WHY the bill is bad, which seems to be something she has yet to do.
 
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