Saturday, June 2, 2018

Friday's Fulminations

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David said...

Trump "has fun" with school shooting victims. FFS, how much longer before the rethugs wake up to this asshat pretending to POTUS?

“We are going to Dallas, we are going to Houston. We are going to have a little fun today. Thank you very much," President Trump says as he head to Texas to meet with the families of Santa Fe school shooting victims.

At least one parent of a murdered child wasn't buying what Trump was selling.

Rhonda Hart, whose 14-year-old daughter, Kimberly Vaughan, was killed at the school, told The Associated Press that Trump repeatedly used the word ‘wacky’ to describe the shooter and the trench coat he wore. She said she told Trump, “Maybe if everyone had access to mental health care, we wouldn’t be in the situation.”

Hart, an Army veteran, said she also suggested employing veterans as sentinels in schools. She said Trump responded, “And arm them?” She replied, “No,” but said Trump “kept mentioning” arming classroom teachers. “It was like talking to a toddler,” Hart said.

Yep, Trump "had fun", the murdered children's parents were simply there as a prop to his ego.

David said...

How the misogynist, racist, sexist Right apologizes.

1. Claim it was "a joke".
2. Shift the blame - other people say worse.
3. Blame external factors - drugs, alcohol, stress.
4. Claim it wasn't racist because "I thought VJ was white"!?
5. That isn't "the real me".
6. Lash out and attack.
7. Never, ever, take personal responsibility.

How the Left apologizes.

I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.
— Samantha Bee

Jordan Klepper wins tweet of the year with this one _

This can’t wait! #ChanningDungey canceled “Roseanne” for doing exactly what she promised to do: show us Trump’s America.

Psycho Milt said...

How the misogynist, racist, sexist Right apologizes.

It's even worse than that. Once again, conservatives either fail to comprehend there's a difference between racism and swearing, or pretend not to notice the difference. When I was younger I assumed they were faking it, but I've come to realise conservatives are already living so many lies that one more or less doesn't make much difference. They probably do genuinely think the two incidents are comparable.

Still, I am enjoying seeing people who revel in telling us there is no right not to be offended suddenly keen to get someone fired for saying something these bastions of liberty and freedom of expression find offensive. I guess they all missed the episode of Samantha Bee in which she featured various Scottish people (including a little girl who looked barely school-age) saying "Donald Trump is a cunt."

Andrei said...

Well this thread has turned into a santimonious, circle jerk of hyprocrisy

It would be funny to read if it wasn't so sad

Who was it the other day who posted the Nicene Creed in an attempt a weak humour again?

Whoever it was didn't even have the wit to post it in Greek or Church Slavonic but whatever...

That could be construed as an example of religious bigotry but it is like water off a ducks back to me best ignored.

And English speaking actors portraying Russian stereotypes is usually hilarious - the latest example is the movie "Red Sparrow" - can you imagine actors putting on blackface and portraying caricatures of "African Americans". The outrage would be a wonder to behold.

Carry on chaps...

David said...

Get over yourself, Andrei. Your fake outrage is making you look even more ridiculous.

As the great lamented Pauline Hanson would say - Please explain how quoting a religious statement is "religious bigotry". Religion is dumb and deserves to be mocked.

Jesusonapopsiclestick, if you are outraged at Red Sparrow, better not watch The Death of Stalin. :-)

Psycho Milt said...

And English speaking actors portraying Russian stereotypes is usually hilarious - the latest example is the movie "Red Sparrow"

Ethnic bigotry's always easy to identify if your ethnicity's the target. In this case though, ordinary old bigotry is all it is. However, if one day the USA conquers Russia, subjects its people to centuries of slavery, and then spends the next hundred years peddling racial stereotypes that depict ethnic Russians as a lower form of life than Americans, then yeah a film like Red Sparrow would be "racist as fuck," to borrow a phrase.

Lolitas brother said...

How did 'No Minister' attract a bunch of softheads, manifestly on a hopeless campaign to introduce correct thinking and in David's case, thoroughly nasty and toxic. Soon enough Andrei and the rest of us will leave the comments swamp to sick homo David and his ilk.

Andrei said...

"Your fake outrage is making you look even more ridiculous"

Where was my outrage?

After three posts lambasting the "right" for intolerance, bigotry and "racism" amd lauding the "left" for its virtuousness I merely pointed out a few incongruities in taking that position.

As for rascism, there are even some sensitive souls who think Oliver Twist is anti-semtic.