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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,620
    why are conservatives to consistently bad at humour/sarcasm?
    because they constantly punch down on people. 

    comedy is only funny when people punch up. that is why it is funny when we dunk on huckabee, trump, gaetz, et al and it is never ever funny when they dunk on other people.

    trump was kind of funny when he tried to dunk on kim jong un, but then he got beautiful letters and never tried to dunk on him again. lateral dunks are funny half of the time. 
    i think that's part of it.....I just don't find most of them funny, no matter which direction they are punching. 
    I’ve often wondered why conservatives are less funny. And I think the punching down thing is part of it.  I also think right wing policies and right wingers are easy to be cynical about. When they are sucking up to dictators, attacking voting rights, shitting on the environment, and blowing racist dog-whistles, and doing so with such hypocrisy, pointing it out with a little sarcasm and cynicism is enough. When the right tries to do it with living wages, environmental protection, and affordable housing, it is hard to be cynical about such things.  You can only say “see how socialist they are?” So many times before it is no longer funny.

    I don’t think the left is funnier.  I think they have an easier job.
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,763
    What's the point of getting into politics if you can't have corporations throw money at you to fulfill their every wish? 
    However, the realignment continues.  The party of capital and GDP is becoming the Democratic party.  Personally, I'm fine with that because these are the worlds in which I live.  The question is how does the C-suite respond to the groundswell of pressure it feels from its employees on these social justice and other economic issues.  So far, I see the ground moving.  The Republicans like to claim that its the media and twitter that is doing all of the pressuring, but that's only partially true.  The employees are driving much of the pressure.  This is why some more astute R commentators have taken to calling us the "managerial class", which is a derisive name. 
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 20,576
    ^^^^^

    also the main street dollar demographics are changing...
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,558
    lolz


    i was just coming here to post this:

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/mcconnell-businesses-georgia-elections-law/index.html

    ridiculous that McConnell is pro-lobbyist but doesn't want corporate america to get involved in politics. 

    that's rich. 
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  • static111static111 Posts: 2,363
    mrussel1 said:
    What's the point of getting into politics if you can't have corporations throw money at you to fulfill their every wish? 
    However, the realignment continues.  The party of capital and GDP is becoming the Democratic party.  Personally, I'm fine with that because these are the worlds in which I live.  The question is how does the C-suite respond to the groundswell of pressure it feels from its employees on these social justice and other economic issues.  So far, I see the ground moving.  The Republicans like to claim that its the media and twitter that is doing all of the pressuring, but that's only partially true.  The employees are driving much of the pressure.  This is why some more astute R commentators have taken to calling us the "managerial class", which is a derisive name. 
    To be fair we on the left started calling you the PMC first
  • static111static111 Posts: 2,363
    lolz


    i was just coming here to post this:

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/mcconnell-businesses-georgia-elections-law/index.html

    ridiculous that McConnell is pro-lobbyist but doesn't want corporate america to get involved in politics. 

    that's rich. 
    Didn’t he say corporations stay out of politics, but I don’t mean your checks or something like that ? What a dick
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 5,343
    lolz


    i was just coming here to post this:

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/mcconnell-businesses-georgia-elections-law/index.html

    ridiculous that McConnell is pro-lobbyist but doesn't want corporate america to get involved in politics. 

    that's rich. 

    Yeah, it's ridiculous, but it's also their MO. 


    The hypocrisy is a virtue for today's GOP. 

  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,763
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    What's the point of getting into politics if you can't have corporations throw money at you to fulfill their every wish? 
    However, the realignment continues.  The party of capital and GDP is becoming the Democratic party.  Personally, I'm fine with that because these are the worlds in which I live.  The question is how does the C-suite respond to the groundswell of pressure it feels from its employees on these social justice and other economic issues.  So far, I see the ground moving.  The Republicans like to claim that its the media and twitter that is doing all of the pressuring, but that's only partially true.  The employees are driving much of the pressure.  This is why some more astute R commentators have taken to calling us the "managerial class", which is a derisive name. 
    To be fair we on the left started calling you the PMC first
    Permanent managerial class?  Well I hope it's permanent, or at least until I retire. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,278
    lolz


    i was just coming here to post this:

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/mcconnell-businesses-georgia-elections-law/index.html

    ridiculous that McConnell is pro-lobbyist but doesn't want corporate america to get involved in politics. 

    that's rich. 

    Yeah, it's ridiculous, but it's also their MO. 


    The hypocrisy is a virtue for today's GOP. 
    I never liked Al Gore because of Tipper.  I never forgave her for the PMRC backing.

    So to think that Al and his wife later on were "progressives" to me was a joke.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,763
    lolz


    i was just coming here to post this:

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/mcconnell-businesses-georgia-elections-law/index.html

    ridiculous that McConnell is pro-lobbyist but doesn't want corporate america to get involved in politics. 

    that's rich. 

    Yeah, it's ridiculous, but it's also their MO. 


    The hypocrisy is a virtue for today's GOP. 
    I never liked Al Gore because of Tipper.  I never forgave her for the PMRC backing.

    So to think that Al and his wife later on were "progressives" to me was a joke.
    I hated it too, but at the end of the day the rating system that came from that is fine with me.  We've been living with it for years and I use with my children. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,278
    mrussel1 said:
    lolz


    i was just coming here to post this:

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/mcconnell-businesses-georgia-elections-law/index.html

    ridiculous that McConnell is pro-lobbyist but doesn't want corporate america to get involved in politics. 

    that's rich. 

    Yeah, it's ridiculous, but it's also their MO. 


    The hypocrisy is a virtue for today's GOP. 
    I never liked Al Gore because of Tipper.  I never forgave her for the PMRC backing.

    So to think that Al and his wife later on were "progressives" to me was a joke.
    I hated it too, but at the end of the day the rating system that came from that is fine with me.  We've been living with it for years and I use with my children. 
    I was asked to produce an ID to buy an album at a store.  I never purchased from them again.

    If I didn't like it then in my teens, I wouldn't expect my kids to like it either.

    Anyway you look at it I don't care for them and think they are frauds.
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,395
    edited April 6
    I don't use ratings systems much. I just try to screen movies for my kids. 

    There is absolutely zero reason The Matrix should be rated R. It's fairly bloodless. There's a helluva lot more violence in a Star Wars or Marvel movie (in which entire planets and their inhabitants are destroyed). The only thing my wife and I could figure out was maybe the BDSM nature of some of the costume choices, but that's just dumb.

    Meanwhile, The Journey of Natty Gann (rated G) has "fuck" in it about 5 times in a 10-second scene. Poltergeist was rated PG, and a dude peels his face off in the sink.

    As for music, not so much. I screen nothing. My eight-year-old has lead vocals on "TNT" for his School of Rock class, which is a hilarious thing to see and hear. Also, I play whatever the fuck I want to play as loud as I feel like playing it at home. If their delicate sensibilities are offended, then they can go the fuck outside. They do complain about hip hop. Little bitches.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,278
    dankind said:
    I don't use ratings systems much. I just try to screen movies for my kids. 

    There is absolutely zero reason The Matrix should be rated R. It's fairly bloodless. There's a helluva lot more violence in a Star Wars or Marvel movie (in which entire planets and their inhabitants are destroyed). The only thing my wife and I could figure out was maybe the BDSM nature of some of the costume choices, but that's just dumb.

    Meanwhile, The Journey of Natty Gann (rated G) has "fuck" in it about 5 times in a 10-second scene. Poltergeist was rated PG, and a dude peels his face off in the sink.

    As for music, not so much. I screen nothing. My eight-year-old has lead vocals on "TNT" for his School of Rock class, which is a hilarious thing to see and hear. Also, I play whatever the fuck I want to play as loud as I feel like playing it at home. If their delicate sensibilities are offended, then they can go the fuck outside. They do complain about hip hop. Little bitches.
    Sumbitch said Natty Gann...  I completely forgot about that movie until you mentioned it.  I saw that in the theatres when I was 9, lol.
  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 14,463
    edited April 6
    dankind said:
    There is absolutely zero reason The Matrix should be rated R. It's fairly bloodless. 
    This is pretty shocking to learn that this is rated R. I would've bet my life that it's PG-13. And PG-13 wasn't introduced until the summer 1984. If there was still only PG and R in the 90's, I'd have The Matrix as PG. 
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  • static111static111 Posts: 2,363
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    What's the point of getting into politics if you can't have corporations throw money at you to fulfill their every wish? 
    However, the realignment continues.  The party of capital and GDP is becoming the Democratic party.  Personally, I'm fine with that because these are the worlds in which I live.  The question is how does the C-suite respond to the groundswell of pressure it feels from its employees on these social justice and other economic issues.  So far, I see the ground moving.  The Republicans like to claim that its the media and twitter that is doing all of the pressuring, but that's only partially true.  The employees are driving much of the pressure.  This is why some more astute R commentators have taken to calling us the "managerial class", which is a derisive name. 
    To be fair we on the left started calling you the PMC first
    Permanent managerial class?  Well I hope it's permanent, or at least until I retire. 
    Professional.  Basically all of the emails that are cc: that no one has ever seen set foot on a project or have anything to do with actual work but somehow get 5 weeks paid vacation and performance bonuses.  It’s obviously a bit of hyperbole, but for some it strikes the mark.   I would like to think you aren’t that guy.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,763
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    What's the point of getting into politics if you can't have corporations throw money at you to fulfill their every wish? 
    However, the realignment continues.  The party of capital and GDP is becoming the Democratic party.  Personally, I'm fine with that because these are the worlds in which I live.  The question is how does the C-suite respond to the groundswell of pressure it feels from its employees on these social justice and other economic issues.  So far, I see the ground moving.  The Republicans like to claim that its the media and twitter that is doing all of the pressuring, but that's only partially true.  The employees are driving much of the pressure.  This is why some more astute R commentators have taken to calling us the "managerial class", which is a derisive name. 
    To be fair we on the left started calling you the PMC first
    Permanent managerial class?  Well I hope it's permanent, or at least until I retire. 
    Professional.  Basically all of the emails that are cc: that no one has ever seen set foot on a project or have anything to do with actual work but somehow get 5 weeks paid vacation and performance bonuses.  It’s obviously a bit of hyperbole, but for some it strikes the mark.   I would like to think you aren’t that guy.
    I work in a mid size company.  For those, you ahve to be able to be an executive one hour, a project manager the next, and grunt the hour after that.  In my experience, it's consultants that meet the definition of what you are describing.  You certainly had your total hands off people, but they often didn't last that long.  I did see a lot of senior people that got recruited out by a vendor to be an executive at a supplier.  They start with a senior job, get moved to "business development" when they struggle.. and then they are out within a few years.  
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,763
    mrussel1 said:
    lolz


    i was just coming here to post this:

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/mcconnell-businesses-georgia-elections-law/index.html

    ridiculous that McConnell is pro-lobbyist but doesn't want corporate america to get involved in politics. 

    that's rich. 

    Yeah, it's ridiculous, but it's also their MO. 


    The hypocrisy is a virtue for today's GOP. 
    I never liked Al Gore because of Tipper.  I never forgave her for the PMRC backing.

    So to think that Al and his wife later on were "progressives" to me was a joke.
    I hated it too, but at the end of the day the rating system that came from that is fine with me.  We've been living with it for years and I use with my children. 
    I was asked to produce an ID to buy an album at a store.  I never purchased from them again.

    If I didn't like it then in my teens, I wouldn't expect my kids to like it either.

    Anyway you look at it I don't care for them and think they are frauds.
    I wouldn't like it either, but there are lots of things I didn't like as a teen that I like now.  I don't mind ratings on video games and movies.  I'm a little more ambivalent on music, but that's mostly because my kids by and large listen to my music, except my youngest daughter who basically listens to minecraft music. 
  • static111static111 Posts: 2,363
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    lolz


    i was just coming here to post this:

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/mcconnell-businesses-georgia-elections-law/index.html

    ridiculous that McConnell is pro-lobbyist but doesn't want corporate america to get involved in politics. 

    that's rich. 

    Yeah, it's ridiculous, but it's also their MO. 


    The hypocrisy is a virtue for today's GOP. 
    I never liked Al Gore because of Tipper.  I never forgave her for the PMRC backing.

    So to think that Al and his wife later on were "progressives" to me was a joke.
    I hated it too, but at the end of the day the rating system that came from that is fine with me.  We've been living with it for years and I use with my children. 
    I was asked to produce an ID to buy an album at a store.  I never purchased from them again.

    If I didn't like it then in my teens, I wouldn't expect my kids to like it either.

    Anyway you look at it I don't care for them and think they are frauds.
    I wouldn't like it either, but there are lots of things I didn't like as a teen that I like now.  I don't mind ratings on video games and movies.  I'm a little more ambivalent on music, but that's mostly because my kids by and large listen to my music, except my youngest daughter who basically listens to minecraft music. 
    Is that a genre?
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,763
    static111 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    lolz


    i was just coming here to post this:

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/politics/mcconnell-businesses-georgia-elections-law/index.html

    ridiculous that McConnell is pro-lobbyist but doesn't want corporate america to get involved in politics. 

    that's rich. 

    Yeah, it's ridiculous, but it's also their MO. 


    The hypocrisy is a virtue for today's GOP. 
    I never liked Al Gore because of Tipper.  I never forgave her for the PMRC backing.

    So to think that Al and his wife later on were "progressives" to me was a joke.
    I hated it too, but at the end of the day the rating system that came from that is fine with me.  We've been living with it for years and I use with my children. 
    I was asked to produce an ID to buy an album at a store.  I never purchased from them again.

    If I didn't like it then in my teens, I wouldn't expect my kids to like it either.

    Anyway you look at it I don't care for them and think they are frauds.
    I wouldn't like it either, but there are lots of things I didn't like as a teen that I like now.  I don't mind ratings on video games and movies.  I'm a little more ambivalent on music, but that's mostly because my kids by and large listen to my music, except my youngest daughter who basically listens to minecraft music. 
    Is that a genre?
    It's just a bunch of electronic music centered around pre teen popular video games, like Minecraft, Fortnight, etc.  It's pretty awful.  
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 8,598
    Another example of the gop fear, hate,  and ignorance platform at work....


  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 20,763
    Another example of the gop fear, hate,  and ignorance platform at work....


    Wait a minute, I thought they didn't want gov't to tell them what they can do. 
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 8,598
    mrussel1 said:
    Another example of the gop fear, hate,  and ignorance platform at work....


    Wait a minute, I thought they didn't want gov't to tell them what they can do. 
    They don't  want the govt to tell them what to do.
    They want the govt to tell those damn tranny homo pervs what they can do and not do.



    F#$king ignorant hypocrites 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,558
    edited April 7
    Matrix is rated R? WTF. I basically forced my 14 and 11 year old daughters to watch it with me, knowing at least the teen would love it (big sci-fi/fantasy buff). there is absolutely nothing in that movie that should be restricted. 
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,278
    Matrix is rated R? WTF. I basically forced my 14 and 11 year old daughters to watch it with me, knowing at least the teen would love it (big sci-fi/fantasy buff). there is absolutely nothing in that movie that should be restricted. 
    R for violence.  Lot o shootin.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,278
    Another example of the gop fear, hate,  and ignorance platform at work....


    I don't understand this.  They there in a clause that would prevent a transgendered person from receiving health benefits?

    There has to be more to it than just that.
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,395
    Matrix is rated R? WTF. I basically forced my 14 and 11 year old daughters to watch it with me, knowing at least the teen would love it (big sci-fi/fantasy buff). there is absolutely nothing in that movie that should be restricted. 
    R for violence.  Lot o shootin.
    Pretty on par with Star Wars and Marvel.
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 20,576
    Another example of the gop fear, hate,  and ignorance platform at work....


    I don't understand this.  They there in a clause that would prevent a transgendered person from receiving health benefits?

    There has to be more to it than just that.

    hormone treatment, etc all those things a trans person might need as a trans person is now banned for minors.
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 5,343
    mickeyrat said:

    The hypocrisy is a virtue for the GOP & their base. 

  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,278
    mickeyrat said:
    Another example of the gop fear, hate,  and ignorance platform at work....


    I don't understand this.  They there in a clause that would prevent a transgendered person from receiving health benefits?

    There has to be more to it than just that.

    hormone treatment, etc all those things a trans person might need as a trans person is now banned for minors.
    I'm not a minor nor a transitioning person so I'm not sure if that is the right thing to do or not?

    Is it doing more harm than good?

    They should have unlimited access to psychology/psychiatric care though as I know the suicide rate among them is really high. So I would say in the short that it is a bad idea to deny them anything.
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