• There is no evidence of a conspiracy and no evidence that Brennan and others on Trump's list have received or revealed classified information after they left their job. It's a symbolic act with no real world consequences. Trump's supporters seem to like these symbolic acts and attach deep...

      by ocean-kat 1 day 14 hours ago in Erratic Conduct and Behavior
    • We are witnessing the first tactical move in Trump's counteroffensive against the conspiracy that Giuliani tagged Brennan as leading. These clowns will be isolated from their deep state connections and perp-walked to the Grand Juries that will decide what charges they will face. Trump has been...
      by Peter (not verified) 1 day 15 hours ago in Erratic Conduct and Behavior
    • It would be unfair to play the tapes if Trump was playing a role. Not if they showed who he really was. It's not like he was playing a racist misogynist in some Tarentino movie. It's not like he was pretending to be someone because that's what the role called for. A character played in a movie...

      by ocean-kat 1 day 16 hours ago in Trump and the N-Word
    • Tribes often simply want equal footing with other groups, not superiority.

      Wait wait, I know that one, I've heard it before! HERE IT IS!

      You realize you make segregationist arguments on this site all the time...

      by artappraiser 1 day 16 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • (snark warning)

      Pressure will come mainly from the Asian community (a tribe). Tribes can actually combat the tribalism of another tribe. Tribes are important for individual survival. Civil Rights organizations,etc are tribes. The United Nations is a group of tribes trying to do good...

      by barefooted 1 day 17 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Joy Luck Club 1993

      Crouching Tiger, Hidden Tiger 2000

      Yep Asian lead cast movies are easy to get green-lighted

      by rmrd0000 1 day 17 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • I made an off-hand comment (because, really?), but there are very serious issues that should be raised by this.  Somewhat obviously.  But in terms of laughing, it seems that no one has yet figured out that Comey and McCabe no longer have clearances even though they remain on "the list".  That...

      by barefooted 1 day 17 hours ago in Erratic Conduct and Behavior
    • In an interview with Vulture, Penn Jillette says that he heard Donald Trump use racially insensitive words during his time on Apprentice. Jillette says there are tapes

       
      He would say racially insensitive things that made me uncomfortable. I don’t think...

      by rmrd0000 1 day 17 hours ago in Trump and the N-Word
    • laughing on your comment but then...as I thought...how would one go about removing a president's security clearance?....I then thought...eh, but that would do no good, is not applicable as he doesn't even use his status for that, as he pays no attention to the intel community nor its ...

      by artappraiser 1 day 17 hours ago in Erratic Conduct and Behavior
    • As I said earlier I am done discussing one of your favorite topics of how wonderful tribalism supposedly is.

      I want to get back to the topic I created this thread for: cultural appropriation...

      by artappraiser 1 day 17 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    •  

      John Brennan appeared last night on MSNBC, where he called Trump "dangerous to our nation." A day later, Trump pulls his security clearance. Here's the video: https://t.co/55WohLuVQq

      —...
      by barefooted 1 day 18 hours ago in Erratic Conduct and Behavior
    • Maybe it's me, but having WaPo put up a piece today about Smokey Bear (no, no "the", apparently) is just weird...

      by barefooted 1 day 19 hours ago in Want A Smoky Drink?
    • Hollywood had no problem with white actors portraying Asians. No one noticed the absence of Asian actors. The Asian community voiced dissent and we now have an Asian cast film. No one would be surprised if a long time passes before another all-Asian cast film is produced. Only way to force the...

      by rmrd0000 1 day 19 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Yea for Michigan!!  (and positive thoughts for legal pot - there's smoke ... and then there's smoke)

      by barefooted 1 day 19 hours ago in Want A Smoky Drink?
    • Here is more from the director and cast

      Director Jon M. Chu thought he was done with crying over Crazy Rich Asians.

      In an interview with The Root, Chu divulged that he and the movie’s cast and crew “cried almost every day on set.” The history-making film is only one...

      by rmrd0000 1 day 20 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Thanks for noticing the lede that shapes the message. It's like corporate messaging to some extent - what's the takeaway? Half the time you don't need the article if the lede lays it out - you know what's coming, just fill in the blanks, put in the filler.

      by PeraclesPlease 1 day 20 hours ago in Maxine stays on-message
    • I like that, the California model for how Brits should think about Europe. 

    • Imagine if they'd put all that energy these last 3 years into making the EU better, rather than bitching at every turn and blaming Brussels for their own internal issues or the new challenges of our time. (Replace that # with 30 years if you like). Much rested on that "special" US relationship...

    • On the history angle, I should really brush up. We always tend to think the level of discourse used to be better, I can't really judge. One thing is the long tradition of tabloids used as mouthpieces for a variety of billionaires and their cronies, an advocacy journalism that has spread to...

    • The caption to the picture in the article

      Asian-Americans are desperate for “Crazy Rich Asians” (starring Henry Golding and Constance Wu) to be perfect, because the chance to make another movie like it might not come again for years.

      That is the fear....

      by rmrd0000 1 day 20 hours ago in Appropriation in action

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