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The GOP must be ecstatic they got BLM and Me Too Supporters fighting.

That is all.

Edited the title to make the idea clearer.

"An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind" - Gandhi

It seemed logical to post this.

Feel free to discuss.

Why is Neeson Getting Skewered?

I saw so many people here post that Northam should have come out and admitted to his behavior. Talked about it being bad and then how it it was improper. They said if he'd just done that he'd have been okay. That was only 48 hours ago.

Now, Neeson has done just that. Admitted his racist behavior, admitted how horrible it was and suggested that racism and bigotry still exist and we need to talk about it as part of overcoming it.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/04/entertainment/liam-neeson-revenge/index.html

"It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that," he said.

"It's awful," Neeson continued. "But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, 'What the f*** are you doing', you know?"


Shouldn't we be encouraging this sort of dialog the way this op-ed writer suggests?

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/05/opinions/liam-neeson-interview-racism-courage-joseph/index.html

Hmm, The Northam thing might be like Franken after all. Original story by former Brietbarter

It seems the guy who broke the story about Northam is a former Brietbart employee. It will be interesting to see how this finally plays out.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/a-tip-from-a-concerned-citizen-helps-a-reporter-land-the-scoop-of-a-lifetime/2019/02/03/e30762ea-2765-11e9-ad53-824486280311_story.html?utm_term=.cb279b73b366

Howley said he is co-owner of Big League Politics, which he described as politically “independent.” He didn’t mention the site’s close connection to Republican and Virginia politics.

Big League Politics’ co-owners include Noel Fritsch, a consultant who worked for the campaign of Corey Stewart, a conservative, neo-Confederate sympathizer who unsuccessfully challenged Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D) for his seat last year, and Reilly O’Neal, another consultant who worked for Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate who was accused by multiple women of harassment and child molestation.

In its short existence, the website has reliably boosted Trump, attacked Democrats and liberal figures and written many articles promoting a discredited conspiracy theory popular among far-right conservatives about the murder of a young Democratic National Committee staffer named Seth Rich in 2016.

Why the Hell are we not giving Northam credit/kudos for changing?

Does everyone here saying he needs to resign not realize some simple facts. First, he was still in school. Second, it was 30+ years ago in the South. Where I grew up in the South Minstrels still took place at that time. The mayor of the town appeared in black face.

The fact that the picture made it into the year book should tell you a lot about the environment in which he grew up.

Why isn't everyone here giving him credit for leaving those racist, bigoted ways behind? In the past.

This is not comparable at all to Kavanaugh. Who still picked a certain type of blonde for his law clerks right up until his appointment to the court.

Seriously, when does a person ever get forgiven by you people here who must have spotless lives?

ON EDIT:

People are clearly not understanding as kids in the South we were surrounded by this sort of thing. It was normal. There was NO reason for him to question whether or not this was offensive. I'll say it again. The fact it made it into the yearbook of a university should tell you that I'm not just excusing him by saying it was part of the environment - it WAS the environment. Hell, I had no clue that it was offensive until I was older than he was. We had 3 TV channels and NO internet. There wasn't anyone shouting down the rafters about these things back then.

I was at a Walmart Neighborhood store - not by choice - Almost all Gillette

I almost laughed out loud when I went to the shaving section and of the 15 or so rows of razors and blades all but 3 were Gillette.

Just made me all warm and happy inside.

Will the Wall be the only Poision Pill in Trump's "Compromise?"

If, as suspected, Trump is going to propose a "compromise" to get the government open again, will the wall be the only heinous thing in it?

Trump's style of negotiation has always been the form where he must feel the other side has "lost" in the deal. That he's the only one better off for the deal.

Will he throw in some other nasty crap to crow about so he can feel and claim a "win" over the Democrats?

Gillibrand's Defense of Big Tobacco is far, far, worse than the Franken thing

Seriously. We need to stop focusing on her lynching of Franken so much and point out the other rather large holes in her character.

She defended Philip Morris at a time when the health risks of tobacco were already well known. When it was also well known that cigarette makers like Philip Morris manipulated the formula for cigarettes to make them more addictive. When it was well known that Philip Morris and others intentionally targeted the youth of the nation with their advertising and their promotion of their product.

She sold her soul when she defended Philip Morris and Big Tobacco. I despise her for that even more than her injustice toward Franken.
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