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Morning Ed: Law & Order {2017.09.19.Tu}
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Jemele Hill, or, The Politics Of Describing A Duck As “A Duck”
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The comments...

pillsy

OK. (Sorry, I inferred "escalate" meant "being worse in retaliation", so I was a little confused.)

+ @pillsy I happen to agree with you, which is why I was already addressing the original comment (and the "Stop clutching your pearls." comment was [. . .]
pillsy
+ I'll try to remember to not reply to that sort of comment, but to be blunt, I believe my reply was considerably more polite and [. . .]
+ @damon I'm glad to hear you were playing around, but dude, if you decide to talk to to frustrated feminist not-men people about their frustrated feminist [. . .]
Oscar Gordon
+ There is no reason to be polite to NORK. There is, however, a good reason to not threaten to destroy them. Every diplomatic [. . .]
pillsy
+ Why would we be making a standard for racism that's objective enough to stand up in court, when racism itself isn't a crime? At this [. . .]
Oscar Gordon

Damn, you corrected that misspelling before I could have fun with it.

+ @oscar-gordon Thank you, btw, for expressing your opinions in a straightforward and civil way even when they are strong ones. It makes a big [. . .]
+ @pillsy Stop escalating, please. I've asked you not to escalate before. If someone makes a comment that seems beyond the pale and needs addressing, [. . .]
Oscar Gordon
+ It is also the standard that offers some manner of protection to the powerless from the powerful, and/or the mob. If you want to argue for [. . .]
+ @leeesq Don't make jokes about Kimmi please, besides being not civil in general, it's not really cool to make fun of someone who can't take [. . .]
pillsy
+ Are you complaining that liberals think there's no reason to be polite to Richard Spencer? Because making such a complaint would be the height of moral [. . .]
Damon
+ V, I'm really not being serious here. "But I’m curious if you’re less concerned over the issues men face than women. Surely you’re not [. . .]
+ @dan-d No one here claimed that. No one here is being polite to Kim Jung Un or saying that the president should have been. [. . .]
veronica d
+ @damon -- That's punting the ball. Plus, "antifa" isn't a hobgoblin. Your average bro-dude will never have to deal with them. I'm asking for a [. . .]
LeeEsq

Netanyahu is actually intelligent and a capable politician and administrator.

veronica d

@saul-degraw -- fair point, but I'm honestly curious what he meant?

+ @koz If you are trying to engage with libs, asserting that to be one is to be in moral error is at best counter-productive. If [. . .]
LeeEsq

Tort is any civil wrong other than breach of contractt. Several lawsuits are not torts.

Koz
+ ....for example what you just said *includes in 5 and 6* the same thing I said to you that you responded to with “No [. . .]
Dan d
+ If I understand the current position of high SES liberals it's that there is no reason to be polite to Richard Spencer but being polite [. . .]
Saul Degraw

But Nikki Haley looked really glum at Trump's speech and even Netanyahu had a "what a clown" look.

Troublesome Frog
+ This. Police seem to be willing to pour huge amounts of effort into investigating minor drug crimes, but if your stuff get stolen and [. . .]
Koz
+ And he didn’t just say yes, he said the word boobs three or 4 more times and he rephrased it. Well yeah, the host stopped [. . .]
Troublesome Frog
+ For a while, I liked to play the game, "Watch COPS and think about how long the show would be without the drug war." [. . .]
Saul Degraw
+ I don't think there will be seeing eye to eye on any issue like this between you to. Yet you both go at it despite [. . .]
Saul Degraw
+ Trump said the U.S. might need to "totally destroy" North Korea at the General Assembly. Never have I been more happy that the man is [. . .]
Damon
+ V, I fail to see the need to justify my comments when 90% of the ROTW isn't. Case in point: Antifa "everything is [. . .]
veronica d

I'm thinking he meant "tort," cuz that's something a lawyer would say :)

(It basically means "lawsuit," right?)

But I'm still curious as to the broader point?

veronica d
+ @damon -- You can't just throw down the words tho. You have to make the case. Which note, this doesn't mean you need to make [. . .]
Koz
+ As for being concerned about reputations, it is remarkable the energy we waste on protecting the reputations of powerful entrenched individuals. That energy feeds [. . .]
Damon

"[LO5] Good fucking grief. Your partner stopped loving you. Accept it and move on."

QFT.

Saul Degraw

I know stories that make most alienation of affection stories look tame. Can't talk about them for professional reasons

Saul Degraw

Tory's are well known for their sex scandal and Lee is well known for his often hilarious typos

Damon

Just using the SJW playbook by calling everything racist, bigotry, sexist...yadda yadda :)

Damon
+ V, I'm not arguing that the problems are symmetrical. I'm just pointing out that there's bitching on both sides and regardless of which side has [. . .]
veronica d

@leeesq

imagine the lucrative legal market if this Tory extended to single people vying for affection.

"Tory"?

What would this even look like?

Maribou
+ @damon Caring more about an immediately charging rhino than the fact that there are lions in the vicinity doesn't mean you aren't concerned about the [. . .]
Koz
+ As for the idea that I’m defending ESPN, get out of here: ESPN is in decline not because of politics, but because of cord-cutting [. . .]
veronica d
+ [LO5] Good fucking grief. Your partner stopped loving you. Accept it and move on. This is about power and control. Cheaters suck, but those who crave [. . .]
Maribou
+ @koz I said Travis is worthy of cursing, yes. And he didn't just say yes, he said the word boobs three or 4 more [. . .]
veronica d
+ @damon -- My central point is that the problems the sexes face are not symmetrical, and thus many of the "what about the menz?" tactics [. . .]
+ @oscar-gordon The problem here is "no, or poor, evidence for" which has been the standard employed throughout history to protect entrenched power. There was PLENTY [. . .]
Richard Hershberger
+ Street crimes aren't really an issue in my town. I'm not saying that they don't exist, but it's not a muggings-and-vandalism kind of place. [. . .]
 
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