“that's it Rick......keep regionalizing a formerly national party. yes, please marginalize Republicans to the point where no one can pass your illusory purity test. Are Republicans really this clueless about letting the "ricks" and "Sarah's" wreck the party? I can only hope so. Maybe R's can do what D's couldn't and destroy themselves as a political force.”
“um, is there a team named the blackface? No.....because teams are named after things that seem like a rallying cry to something strong and intimidating...powerful. It is actually racist that no teams whatsoever are named after blacks/africans precisely because they are NOT empowered or esteemed.
“I'm of Italian decent. I found any pizza shop or Italian restaurant that has an Italian sounding name racist and offensive because it stereotypes "my people" as having a certain distinct taste in the foods we eat and serve-Snark”
“Are you serious? Maybe the Giants should be protested by tall people, the Vikings should cause Scandinavian protests worldwide, Steelers should cause manufacturing workers to walk out.......
Jesus H. Christ, just because someone identifies a team with a logo doesn't make it an insult.
Does every team have to "honor" their namesake. It is not directly disparaging, obviously, or identifying Native Americans negatively.
Get over it. The Indians have been playing ball as the Indians for many years and there is no need to change the name or mascot nor any malice.”
ta2t2o on Oct 3, 2013 at 15:06:12
“Well a giant was a mythical creature where the word was then co-opted as a slur to typical humans of above average height. Typically though it isn't commonly used as slur towards tall people. Vikings have to do with heritage of Scandinavians and doesn't stereotype an entire people but rather singles out a specific part of those people (i.e. it would be more akin to the Florida Seminoles versus the Washington Redskins) and is also an homage to the primary heritage of the earlier settlers of the Minnesota area. The Steelers don't actual cover all manufacturing workers - again - it's more specific to a select group - those who worked in the Steel industry - prevalent to the Pittsburgh area - and has been done in a respectful manner. In fact, the logo for the Steelers is derived from the steelmark logo. Perhaps you might want to actually know something about the origins of the logos you're trying to defend.
“Caricaturing a race is "racist." Understand that word?
If you were black you wouldn't find blackface to be offensive? Demeaning? Insulting?”
TheMizer on Oct 3, 2013 at 14:21:04
“Do you realize how ridiculous that argument is? The logo is inherently offensive and a horrific depiction of "Native Americans". Their is no way to justify it. Plus spare me the PC police nonsense, it's not about trying to make pity points. No group wants to be depicted in a light that exaggerates the appearance in a negative and unsavory light just so that their non liked minded majority can feel better about liking their team. It's Ludicrous.”
“my review of him is that he is out of his depth and is a counterproductive irritation even to those that share his ideology......which I do not.
A rare talent to be utterly worthless to everyone. He should be proud. He proves that what he says about the uselessness of governement is at least partially true, especially as pertains to his "contribution"
Way to go Texas.”
RealistBC on Sep 28, 2013 at 22:28:30
“The "gifts" of Texas are too long to cite on this thread.”
sage03 on Sep 28, 2013 at 22:26:56
“His ancestry is from the land of overthrown governments, Cuba. His father was pro Castro and fought on his side. Don't think Eduardo Jr. doesn't have the same plan for our country.”
barbgre1 on Sep 28, 2013 at 22:00:48
“Do you really think your double-talk makes you sound like you know what you're talking about?”
“OOOh well, pardon me!! I didn't realize. In that case, of course you are automatically right! Giving the poor unwashed masses an option to have their children disciplined in their absence is clearly onerous and an offense to good decorum. Ta ta, I have to retire to more leisurely environs for a snifter of cognac.”
acdthurlow on Sep 27, 2013 at 18:51:44
“My point is that there is an inverse relationship between corporal punishment and future success, overall. Of course there are people who have done well despite the abuse, but I think it's been pretty well proven that a much higher percentage of people in prison were beaten as kids than people at elite colleges. Asian immigrants are apparently an exception to the rule, from what I've heard, but if corporal punishment led to a more civil society, and lack of it caused social dissolution, you'd find the highest crime rates in affluent suburbs and college towns where corporal punishment is almost unheard of.”
“I get it and agree, however, I can assure you that women that are typically considered beautiful are also "real" and have "real" feelings that can get hurt by essentially being accused of being phony or fake just because they are fortunate enough or diligent enough to be or keep themselves in shape that conforms to third parties' ideas of beautiful.
Maybe they are looking great because they want to stay healthy and be there for their families and work very hard at it. Do they deserve to be called fakes or treated with suspicion or contempt for that?
Those swords cut both ways. When we promote alternate versions of beauty, we don't have to do it with language that makes it at the expense of others.
Nothing wrong with "in addition to" others.
Peace and chicken grease.”
“Really? I'm a graduate of an elite prep school, as are almost everybody in my family and most of our friends. Corporal punishment is virtually unheard of among our peers. I had one friend from a privileged background whose father took a strap to her brother - it was shocking and scandalous when the word got out. I am in my mid-fifties, and my husband is in his sixties.
“what's to be angry about? Opt out if you don't like it. My daughters' district was one of the last in Ohio to "spank" (with parental consent). Is it a coincidence that they had the highest possible ranking from the state, high student achievement, low disciplinary problems, and one of the lowest cost per student spending rates in the region?”
TEACHusDONTBEATus on Sep 20, 2013 at 19:38:37
“After comparing maps of states with high incarceration rates and low test scores, it appears that they tend to have corporal punishment in common. In fact when my county removed corporal punishment and replaced it with more behavioral specialists 3 years ago the discipline referral rates declined. That's one of the many reasons why they shouldn't of brought it back this year. Sometimes simply opting out and not signing the consent for corporal punishment doesn't really protect children from being hit with a wooden board at school. For more info please visit www.causes.com/stopspanking”
acdthurlow on Sep 20, 2013 at 08:15:42
“I would certainly say it's a coincidence, because corporal punishment and school performance usually have an inverse relationship. Do you think that the elite prep schools have practiced corporal punishment in the last fifty years?”
juls1314 on Sep 20, 2013 at 08:08:38
“I went to Ohio schools (far eastern Cleveland suburbs) in the 70s and 80s - I clearly remember getting paddled in 3rd grade. It wasn't devastating. I lived.
My father did use the belt on us. It didn't mean he was abusing us. It didn't mean anything.
Get over yourselves parents. Your kids aren't as great as you think they are.”
tencurls on Sep 20, 2013 at 08:03:08
“Ahh yes, success thru intimidation.”
LeftRight on Sep 20, 2013 at 08:02:10
“First, the fact of the matter is that it doesn't work.
Second, and more importantly, what happens if you check the "No" box, but then your child forgets to hand it in. That's implied consent per the state law, which means that they can now beat your child even though you told them not to!”
Lesann on Sep 20, 2013 at 08:01:33
“What is the socio-economic background of these kids? It has been proven over and over again that paddling does not work.”
Clovie on Sep 20, 2013 at 07:55:05
“Yes, it is the very definition of a coincidence.”