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'Girls' Reviews: New HBO Show And Lena Dunham Face Backlash On Racism And More

'Girls' Reviews: New HBO Show And Lena Dunham Face Backlash On Racism And More

Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 18:24:09 in TV

“most white girls still hang out with whites girls. most black girls still hang with black girls. if you want diversity, watch the NFL.”
'Girls' Reviews: New HBO Show And Lena Dunham Face Backlash On Racism And More

'Girls' Reviews: New HBO Show And Lena Dunham Face Backlash On Racism And More

Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 18:20:50 in TV

“Lena Dunham is somewhat witty. I think her form of humor can work, possibly with better writing and direction. The other people in the show are entirely uninteresting.”
'Girls' Reviews: New HBO Show And Lena Dunham Face Backlash On Racism And More

'Girls' Reviews: New HBO Show And Lena Dunham Face Backlash On Racism And More

Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 18:17:36 in TV

“This show is boring and unfunny. That's the only reason why it should be condemned. Not because its racist or rude. These are whites girls hanging out with other white girls. It may be a sad commentary but a realistic one. Nobody complained when no white people showed up on the Cosby Show.”

Carnacamarna on May 31, 2012 at 00:50:01

“Did you ever watch the Cosby show? Many of Cliff's patients were white, as were colleagues, old friends. Adam Sandler was Theo's friend in high school on the show. Rudy's best childhood friend was the little white boy Peter. There were Latinos, Brazilians, Africans. Cosby show had a lot of diversity.”

RationalDubSteppa on May 18, 2012 at 15:18:06

“You obviously never watched the Cosby show, since they were Latinos, Asians and yes whites cast as various recurring and non-recurring role! Adam Sandler played Theos best friend in high-school!!!!!!

The only thing boring and unfunny is your though process!”

Lance Uppercut on May 2, 2012 at 11:02:22

“You say it like it's a virtue of white folks that they didn't complain when an episode of the Cosby's didn't feature a white person. How brave of them. It must have been difficult for them to show that mush restraint, seeing as how under-represented they are in media.”
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FBI Takes Major Step Toward Updating Narrow Definition Of Rape

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 22:53:49 in Politics

“Sexual history is relevant when the accused and accuser had consensual sex before. It develops a defense of consent. DAM THAT CONSTITUTION. ALWAYS GETTING IN THE WAY.”

Leah Vollmer on Dec 7, 2011 at 23:55:38

“Are you still living in a world where marital rape is legal or something? I'm pretty sure this "defense of consent" business is a figment of your fevered imagination. It doesn't matter how many times she said yes before; sex must be consensual EVERY time. The way you think is disgusting.”
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FBI Takes Major Step Toward Updating Narrow Definition Of Rape

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 22:48:23 in Politics

“If the defendant's defense is that the sex was voluntary, then wouldn't it be relevant that the defendant and the victim had sex before. Why not put all the information out there and let the jury decide. You'd be surprised how often juries acquit guys charged with rape, especially when the jury is majority female.

BTW before you make a ridiculous statement that filing false criminal claims is no big deal, please try reading something. e.g. the Scottsboro Boys, Duke Lacrosse, Desiree Nall, Kobe Bryant, countless poor black boys being hauled to jail for no reason.”
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FBI Takes Major Step Toward Updating Narrow Definition Of Rape

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 00:53:02 in Politics

“Any broader they'll lock up dudes for winking.”
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FBI Takes Major Step Toward Updating Narrow Definition Of Rape

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 00:45:05 in Politics

“One convicted of rape should definitely suffer a serious penalty and broaden of the definition is appropriate. Lets keep in mind, however, not every person charged or accused of rape actually committed the crime. Give the dude all his due process rights, including the presumption of innocence, the right to confront his accuser, and disclosure of accuser's sexual history.”

Bmore1984 on Dec 7, 2011 at 22:53:49

“Sexual history is relevant when the accused and accuser had consensual sex before. It develops a defense of consent. DAM THAT CONSTITUTION. ALWAYS GETTING IN THE WAY.”

StrawHat on Dec 7, 2011 at 02:06:23

“Disclosure of the victim's sexual history is completely irrelevant.

It's sole purpose is to deter rape victims from reporting rapes.”

Dragontech on Dec 7, 2011 at 02:01:40

“Sexual history has no bearing. That is like saying that I am guilty of smoking in a no smoking area because I used to smoke, and is another attempt to make the victim into the criminal.”

Rena Thompson on Dec 7, 2011 at 01:48:49

“Why so that serial rapists can just start targeting promiscuous men or women, because their sexual histories will discredit them in court? Are you serious? That is totally unethical and violates the victims rights on the deepest of levels.There is a reason why serial rapists, child molesters, and the like are called "sexual predators." What you are suggesting would just cause more incidents of rape, and less victims to come forward. It's not like the victims don't suffer enough embarrassment as it is that we have to add their sexual histories to the mix.”

Tea for me on Dec 7, 2011 at 01:44:58

“Sexual history??? So, I said yes to several wonderful men in college...that means I'm a slut? That I ask for it? That I have no rights? That I can't say no to you because I said yes to someone else? Next, you going to have them check my closet for clothes that said I wanted to be raped??
Chit!
Tea”

isfturtle on Dec 7, 2011 at 01:35:26

“I agree about everything except the disclosure of the accuser's sexual history. Even the most promiscuous of women has the right to say no and be respected.”

foxynoise on Dec 7, 2011 at 01:29:45

“How is one's sexual history relevant to a rape charge? Is the type of clothing or color of the victim's eyes relevant?”

Leah Vollmer on Dec 7, 2011 at 01:16:49

“Oh yes - let's all worry first about accused rapists. The false reporting rate for rape is the SAME AS ALL OTHER CRIMES - about 2%. As in, so low you shouldn't even be talking about it. And trying to use the accuser's sexual past against them is ILLEGAL. What is wrong with you? Let me guess - you still think lawyers should be able to ask the accuser what they were wearing. You're disgusting.”

madisonlike60 on Dec 7, 2011 at 01:12:19

“Don't worry about that. Every defense attorney knows exactly how to put the alleged victim on trial and make them seem guilty. Some things never change.”
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FBI Takes Major Step Toward Updating Narrow Definition Of Rape

Commented Dec 7, 2011 at 00:39:18 in Politics

“New terminology sounds right. Pretty not controversial.”
Russia Condemns Syria Over Massacre Of 108 At Houla

Russia Condemns Syria Over Massacre Of 108 At Houla

Commented May 29, 2012 at 00:27:29 in World

“wheres the "like" button?”
Chris Hayes Apologizes For Saying He Feels 'Uncomfortable' Calling Killed Soldiers 'Heroes' (VIDEO)

Chris Hayes Apologizes For Saying He Feels 'Uncomfortable' Calling Killed Soldiers 'Heroes' (VIDEO)

Commented May 28, 2012 at 18:01:31 in Media

“I hope this dude doesn't lose his job over this. He seems much smarter and fairer than his colleagues at MSNBC. Nonetheless, regardless of how nuanced he was attempting to be, it was a stupid thing to say. Of course, they're heroes.”

imaspaceboy on May 28, 2012 at 18:28:11

“why are they heroes?”
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Obama Warns Cantor As Debt Talks Stall: 'Don't Call My Bluff'

Commented Jul 14, 2011 at 01:54:27 in Politics

“A little bit of chaos can only help. GOP, call his bluff!”

TheOuroborus on Jul 14, 2011 at 02:00:36

“What bluff? He's the President of the United States. Not a little fart named Cantor.”
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Obama Warns Cantor As Debt Talks Stall: 'Don't Call My Bluff'

Commented Jul 14, 2011 at 01:48:48 in Politics

“OMG, this story is so boring. Can they fix this ceiling already, so we can get back to Casey Anthony and Anthony Weiner's weiner.”

Kate McCloud on Jul 14, 2011 at 01:56:13

“Bmore.....You are a True American. And I'd proudly stand up next to you....”

Catherine Defrancesco on Jul 14, 2011 at 01:55:40

“Maybe you should pick up some of those Rupert Murdoc mags if you don't want to read about the real problems we are facing in this country. Or maybe turn your channel to Faux News, that should excite you.”
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Netflix Announces Price Hike, New Subscription Plans

Commented Jul 13, 2011 at 02:22:16 in Technology

“Just watched "The Rise and Fall of the WCW" through netflix. Lame!”
Keith Olbermann's Ratings Drop, Could Result In Even More Success For MSNBC

Keith Olbermann's Ratings Drop, Could Result In Even More Success For MSNBC

Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 02:08:15 in Media

“Really? How can people so biased like Olbermann and Mr. Maddow be the ones that inform and tell the truth? People don't want the truth. They want the choir.”

Tommygun264 on Jul 7, 2011 at 02:29:16

“Name ONE instance where Rachel Maddow and/or Keith Olbermann have lied. FOX Noise bots - the most misinformed viewers - constantly sling the "liar" smear, but NEVER back it up with facts. FOX Noise went to court and won the right to LIE. THAT is documented FACT:

http://ceasespin.org/ceasespin_blog/ceasespin_blogger_files/fox_news_gets_okay_to_misinform_public.html

Name ONE instance of Maddow or Olbermann lying and cite the facts proving they lied with supporting links. Not opinion pieces - FACTS. 

well....

(crickets) 

That's what I thought.”
Keith Olbermann's Ratings Drop, Could Result In Even More Success For MSNBC

Keith Olbermann's Ratings Drop, Could Result In Even More Success For MSNBC

Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 02:03:12 in Media

“... didn't the same thing happen to the XFL.”
Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 02:07:24 in Politics

“The best way i can explain this, without being overly graphic, is that gay men engage in intense sexual act that most of society, unfortunately, finds disgusting. (not to mention attitudes towards transgender and transexual). There is a visceral repulsion that is independent of religious beliefs. Even if there was no religion, there would still be serious opposition to gay rights. Your anger is veered at the wrong institutions.”

Jason N on Mar 25, 2011 at 16:48:24

“"Even if there was no religion, there would still be serious opposition to gay rights."

No, there actually wouldn't. That visceral reaction you speak of is one borne of religious influence. It's rational to assume that absent that influence, those reactions wouldn't occur, you'd just find it a natural variation of coupling. Take for instance interracial couples. NUMEROUS people would have told you in the 60s they were physically sickened by watching a black man kiss a white woman. Fast forward to today, where you no longer have certain religious leaders claiming "yolks shouldn't mix" and how often do you hear a statement like this?”
Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 01:56:03 in Politics

“Wrong. There are no meaningful distinctions between the races. No difference between blacks and white except for the skin complexion.

There are, however, real distinctions between heterosexuals and homosexuals. These distinctions are not strong enough to deny gays the privilege to marry. But the distinctions are far more clear than those provided by race.”
Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 01:49:43 in Politics

“The courts have consistently held that classifications based on sexual orientation are not suspect and thus are not afforded significant "equal protection" scrutiny. Unlike race or even gender, there is no evidence that individuals are born gay. (I'm sure if you ask a gay person, they'll say that they were "born this way," but again they are an interested party in the dispute.) Secondly, this community is a highly diverse and amorphous class, e.g., gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, transexual. Good luck getting any equal protection relief from the Supreme Court on this one. I think even many of the liberal members on the bench would not go your way.

This is why peeps need to win the support of the public. The legislator is your best shot.”

newtom on Mar 21, 2011 at 11:55:31

“The issue has not even been argued before the courts on an "equal protection" basis so no, the courts have not ruled that way.

Thanks for the good luck wishes, but luck should have nothing to do with it -- justice: yes; equal protection under the law, yes -- but not luck.”
Robert Gates: Libya Mission Handoff In Days, U.S. Will Not Have 'Preeminent Role'

Robert Gates: Libya Mission Handoff In Days, U.S. Will Not Have 'Preeminent Role'

Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 01:23:37 in World

“I am so proud of our country. Gaddafi is a brutal thug who arbitrarily murders his own people and possesses not even a shred of humanity. If we stood on the sidelines, the resistance would have been slaughtered. This is, most certainly, a just cause.”
Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 00:27:20 in Politics

“I think their stance is based on their concern for the institution of marriage itself. They see marriage as an vital entity for a secure and happy society, especially for children. They realize that heterosexuals have already damaged the institution severely through divorce, infidelity, children out-of-marriage, etc. Changing the definition, at this critical moment, they believe, will drive the institution off the same cliff that straight people placed it on. Marriage is expiring regardless.”
Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 00:18:18 in Politics

“good point. at least the GOP is honest.”

LintLass on Mar 14, 2011 at 19:17:30

“Any more twisted logic for us, today?”

Luckylee218 on Mar 13, 2011 at 01:07:59

“When have they actually been honest? How many GOP members have been hiding things only for it to be pulled out of their closet?”
Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Maryland Gay Marriage Bill Dies Without Final Vote

Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 00:14:20 in Politics

“I support gay rights, but drawing parallels between the black civil rights movement and the gay marriage movement is so offensive. One movement emerged from the Church and was strengthened by the Church. The other is a wholly secular movement that attacks Christianity at every corner and degrades anyone who disagrees with it as bigots. They are never going to win the hearts and minds of black Americans by operating this way.”

LintLass on Mar 14, 2011 at 19:10:01

“How many more beatings and murders and oppressions would be sufficient for your sense of 'not being offended,' Bmore?”

Ioan Lightoller on Mar 14, 2011 at 18:50:54

“Its only offensive because you have your civil rights. We are fighting for civil rights, hence it is a civil rights battle. Many GLBT also fought in the civil rights battle of the 60s. Freedom and full civil rights are not only for blacks, or for whites...civil rights are for everyone.”

newtom on Mar 14, 2011 at 15:32:21

“The parallel exists around the issue of equal protection. Nothing more, nothing less.

To suggest that civil rights were supported by the church is wrong. Many churches justified slavery and prejudice with scripture. And many religious organizations today support equal marriage rights so to say that gay marriage is an attack "at every corner of christianity" is also an incorrect generaliztion.

The issue is equality. That's not an attack on any religious belief (why do you mention only christianity? Is that the only one that matters?).

It's a matter of equal protection and equal access. It really donsn't matter if hearts and minds are won. Rights don't depend on agreement. They exist inately. Recognizing them in law is merely a formal step which needs to be taken. And the law of the land is a wholly secular issue -- not one that needs to support any particular religious belief.”

Alberto J Pacheco on Mar 14, 2011 at 13:04:49

“Your thinking zeros in on how you unintentionally re-affirm the socio-economic bigotry aimed at your ethnic brothers and sisters.

The truly interesting part is that this happens all the while as minorities in this country COULD form a supermajority to stop ALL this nonsense.

Your religion denounces its own faith, and your attempts at "explaining" them equates to a broken record of non sequitur "logic"”

joelb5000 on Mar 14, 2011 at 10:17:09

“You have some issues. First, it's primarily the black community that keeps harping about the differences between the two civil rights movements. There was Susan B. Anthony and women's right to vote. There was the the Americans with Disabilities Act. There was the black Civil Rights Movement. And, now there's a gay equality movement. Gays don't try to make the argument that each of these are the same, but they do share a common theme--equality under the law.

The church didn't start marriage. If I wanted to believe everything in the Bible, men would have more than one wife--that seems to be something most Christians want to ignore even though it's staring them right in the face every time they open the Bible. I guess it's convenient for Christians to believe only what they want.

As long as churches have the power to deny marriages over things like adultery (as every church in America has that right), no church will be compelled to perform gay marrriages. So, let's put the church/religion argument to rest--churches are protected by the 1st Amendment. Gays are protected by the 14th Amendment.”

feetxxxl on Mar 13, 2011 at 12:50:11

“how is it that you dont get that homosexuals are denied marriage because homosexuallity is considered less than heterosexuality. procreation instead being looked as a blessing is used to beat down and lessen homosexuality, along with choices of genders and erogenous zones.

and that blacks were denied equal protection because they were not thought of been made in the image of god as were whites................................ because of their blackness and negroid features, and their difference of culture.”

johnhunsaker4 on Mar 13, 2011 at 12:10:25

“civil rights are civil rights. period. No one who supports civil rights is saying that the struggles of one specific aspect of the movement for civil rights is identical to another - that's a fallacy perpetuated by people who are opposed to civil rights for all people.

What I think is offensive is that people who claim to support civil rights for gay people dismiss the fact that the bigotry comes not just from institutions and through policies, but fundamentally from from families, communities and churches. Unless you understand what it feels like to be denied genuine participation in a community from the moment you are born, you have no place to say that one group had a harder struggle than another. Shame on you.”

Bob Kellerman on Mar 13, 2011 at 03:23:34

“PS--- Kindly sleep on this:

Did Dr King win the hearts and minds of White Southerners, resulting in the end of segregation, or would you say that some % of Southerners miss the KKK?

You say all comparisons are wrong -- but if Blacks in California were for FREEDOM for everybody, they would have voted NO on 8, or, if uncertain, had the decency to leave that line of the ballot BLANK -- the very least thing a decent Christian could have done.”

Bob Kellerman on Mar 13, 2011 at 00:41:12

“You "support Gay rights" (actually, you apparently support the ones you approve of)
-- but you think that a PERFECTLY REASONABLE objection to churches interfering in our lives is "attacking Christianity" --- this is, sorry, nonsense!
"Christianity" is not a church, or group of churches -- it is the heart of Christ expressed through people.

MAYBE THE HEARTS AND MINDS ARE TOO CLOSED --- is that possible?

AND WHY IS IT UP TO THE AGGRIEVED GROUP TO KISS YOUR FOOT TO GET YOU TO STOP PLACING THEM BENEATH YOU? That would make Gays "Aunt Toms", no?

THAT attitude attacks Christianity -- for shame!

There is a PERFECTLY REASONABLE point of view among Gays that Blacks should have automatically supported their rights. ALL the criticism is due to Blacks not doing so.

If you wished to argue that the mormons -- the ringleaders-- are not Christians, they would be offended, but you would have a point. But then, YOU COULD be angry at the lds church for manipulating Black churchgoers in CA and other places.”
South Dakota Senate Passes Bill Requiring 72 Hour Wait Before Abortion

South Dakota Senate Passes Bill Requiring 72 Hour Wait Before Abortion

Commented Mar 11, 2011 at 02:08:48 in Politics

“Whats wrong with convincing someone not to abort. You peeps are showing your true colors. Not pro-choice but pro-abortion.”
South Dakota Senate Passes Bill Requiring 72 Hour Wait Before Abortion

South Dakota Senate Passes Bill Requiring 72 Hour Wait Before Abortion

Commented Mar 11, 2011 at 01:59:13 in Politics

“Nobody wants to control women. Feminism doesn't scare anybody (it was created by men for that "Easy A").

You wanna get breast augmentation or a tummy tuck, knock yourself out. Its your body, do what u please. But when your "choice" jeopardizes the life of another, its no longer a protected privacy right. (I've read the constitution and read an awful share of case law and trust me, abortion, choice or privacy is not in there.)”
South Dakota Senate Passes Bill Requiring 72 Hour Wait Before Abortion

South Dakota Senate Passes Bill Requiring 72 Hour Wait Before Abortion

Commented Mar 11, 2011 at 01:47:27 in Politics

“If men were the one's birthing babies, abortion would be a capital crime.”
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