“Comparing these shots to the Misty Copeland Under Armor ads is AMAZING... her leg muscles are FIRE, and the Free People "dancer" just looks like a skinny, pretty girl in comparison...she may love to dance, but wow, what a difference!”
May 15, 2014 at 20:52:38
“I'm old enough to remember and young enough to have cared when Beyonce (and her parents) systematically ousted the other girls from Destiny's Child, then replaced them with newer, skinnier versions, had every routine choreographed and every costume made to emphasis the lovely, but not spectacular,aspects of both Beyonce's appearance and singing voice, AND provided us with a completely delusional AmEx commercial when she went solo.
Beyonce is the pretty girl in school who has little discernible personality,but curates her makeup, hair, interest in school, and affect to support an ideal, so she can live on a pedestal. I am sure she has a soul or personality somewhere, but she's the anti J.Law and the anti Kristen Stewart (two people who seem genuine, regardless of their popularity), and I'm surprised Bey's cookie-cutter tumbler and insane photo demands haven't gotten her more flak....
She's a nothingburger plain and simple and in my view had nowhere to fall - who cares about the elevator! (She acted like someone who doesn't know themselves,or like, a robot and just did nothing!!! Typical...)”
LesaSays on May 16, 2014 at 02:23:22
“I am old enough to remember also! And you got Gossip pages version of the story. By the way if you are in a GIRL GROUP named Destiny Child and not the Weather Girls then if you start packing on the pounds and allowing your personal life to influence the job you were hired to do, then you gotta GO! I wonder how many empires you have built? I'll wait for you to tell me!”
May 15, 2014 at 20:43:37
“This is a blog post invoking a current ethos of perfection that currently surrounds Beyonce (see: The Beygency). I don't read any of this as uncritical, it feels tongue in cheek to me, i.e. we're supposed to question Queen Bey's title...”
“Can you fairly call something completely of your own making a kerfuffle? Also, her use of the word spiteful is really weird... it sounds like she's a thesaurus-kid...”
James JJ Carter on May 14, 2014 at 04:17:16
“Or someone who is trying to backtrack on what she now considers a mistake, and figures using an archaic-sounding word like 'kerfuffle' will make us all think she's just an innocent little flower who made a funny little mistake, and just wants grandma to love her again. I'd do the same if I realized hundreds of thousands of people knew I had been trying to charge a ludicrous amount of money for something which isn't worth a fraction of it. I have a hard time considering this woman a feminist, despite however she's trying to defend herself. She has made a punchline of her name.”
CDrew889 on May 12, 2014 at 14:16:19
“If someone possesses a view they perceive as spiteful, doesn't that mean they hold the view purely as a contradiction to something that has been established by someone? In other words, isn't that a view held for the sake of rebellion?
I have always considered it exceedingly foolish to do something "because I can." If that's the only reason, then it should be obvious as to why there is no need to do it. This falls into that category. 'I feel this way because that person feels that way' is not a valid belief.”
“Which ones??? As a Broncos fan myself, I have no negative feelings toward the Seahawks; if we had shown up to play, maybe I would...”
justsomeotherdude on May 14, 2014 at 14:34:38
“That's what still gets me about that game. Give the Seahawks their due, they showed up, but I really don't think they are 35 points better. The Broncos were just handing them points and ... AARRRGGHHHH!!! The Broncos are way better than they showed, and I hope to see that proven out in at least one rematch this coming season”
“What if I want to watch a team playing the Redskins??? The NFL engages a wider community of viewers, and there are some things that are UNACCEPTABLE.
It's like the breast cancer awareness initiative, the NFL unites the rest of the teams over certain issues... you're on the wrong side of history here, and all of the other fans who agree with you... the name is an embarrassment to this country and to the NFL, and it's also upstaging the merits and performance of your team!”
“It's a word they co-opted, and their complete irrelevance keeps it from being universally offensive....it's like the swastika - Hitler co-opted it, and if things had gone a different way, it would have zero negative power, and people would have it tattooed next to their buddhas and lotus flowers...”
“I just read the police report. It comes down to he said/she said, but if the girl never said "No" - and moved from one party to the home of one of the men, AFTER what she claims was an assault, when a friend of her's spent TWENTY MINUTES trying to get her in a car to go home. Wow.
Again it comes down to "No". I think the three guys were absolutely sketchy, and if the girl seemed even a little tired or reluctant or not 100% into it, a good guy would stop immediately, but if she didn't verbalize, the situation is much more of a gray area...
Also the fact (or claim, I guess) that they had sex the next morning... I am in no way victim blaming, but something like that casts doubt on the rest of the story - if you've been terribly and traumatically abused, and you wake up the next morning, isn't LEAVING the thing to do? Not engaging in consensual oral / v sex with one of your rapists??”
“So that applies to her how? Phil Robertson is an old coot. I think of his comments like I do my dear late grandfather making COMPLETELY dated and inappropriate references re all types of stuff. He is right to be publically criticized for any garbage he spouts off, but it would be foolish to think there aren't legions of out-dated old folks spreading all kinds of ignorance between themselves and embarrassing their kids and grandkids in public ALL the time.
Anyway, my point is, Miss Kay's business with her cheating husband is her own business, and her choice is her choice. I don't see any reason to act like there is some hypocritical plot,like she stayed for only for money, or that any of us have the right to point a finger at her...”
Mysteryprincess on May 9, 2014 at 00:38:52
“You asked why people were reacting negatively. I told you why.”
“Why is everyone reacting to this so negatively? She stayed after adultery. Many women and men do this, Christian, Jewish, whatever.
Can we reserve outrage for things that actually deserve it? (i.e. Phil's ridiculous comments??!?!?)”
Mysteryprincess on May 7, 2014 at 13:11:21
“It's because of the gender politics involved. Phil has been quoted at lectures saying that it's good to marry 16 year olds (like he did) because they CAN'T leave the marriage. They're uneducated and would have to work at Burger King. And that kind of power gives the man in the relationship the power to misbehave whenever he wants while still keeping his slave at home.”
“Great, so by your reasoning DOMA should have trumped any/all same sex rulings in the states?? Should we go back and set the record straight that federal laws trump state laws, end of story? Or rather, did multiple state-originated initiatives set a course for the supreme court to review a problematic federal law?
The Supremacy Clause doesn't define federal laws as being unquestionably just or acceptable for our nation - it's a deferral system originating in the eighteenth century to keep order until the Supreme Court can rule on contentious issues...any questions...?”
N133 on May 5, 2014 at 23:19:13
“And as an extension there - sometimes the Supreme Court will also invoke it IN their rulings.... it's a multi-purpose order-keeper...not an untouchable federal sovereignty blanket...”
“These are all interesting, but the last one looks so silly - those cords are different, how do you confuse them??? If you have two people with laptops, it would be supppper handy to have one say John and one say Jane, but "mac" and "cell" is a little too much....”