• This is not a little thing. Trump called a black woman a dog. He called black men SOBs. He called Mexicans rapists. He incited violence at his rallies and said that he would pay legal fees. He talked about grabbing vaginas. He found good people among Nazis. He calls black people low IQ and...

      by rmrd0000 2 days 11 hours ago in Trump and the N-Word
    • thanks for pointing to MW's new comment, miss comments sometimes on older blog entries

    • The "misognynist" part of it is an important part of the Fleming fantasy, though I would consider it more accurate to use partriarchial or sexist or anti-feminist. There's definitely "war of the sexes" sub themes., they are important part of the fantasy. There's very strong women but they are...

      by artappraiser 2 days 11 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Hey!  Did ya read that?

      Yeah, I read it.  What's your point?

      Ask the bartender.

    • by CVille Dem 2 days 12 hours ago in Trump and the N-Word
    • No, "he" can't be a woman.  But the character could easily be.  What you're saying here is exactly why women roll their eyes and sigh, arta.  It's also an example of misogynistic thinking.  I realize your intent was not that, but assuming that "the whole shtick is gone" without a male dominant...

      by barefooted 2 days 12 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • It's election day in Minnesota, and I'm happy to say that I voted.  As much as we hoot and hollar about how people should care about the mid-terms ... if your chance has presented itself in a primary, did you take it?  And if it hasn't, as yet, are you prepared to not only vote but to be an...

      by barefooted 2 days 12 hours ago in Want A Smoky Drink?
    • The head of the spy agency M went from male to female and back to male. CIA agent Felix Lieter went from white to black and back to white. Miss Moneypenny went from white to black. 

      by rmrd0000 2 days 12 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • I don't think he can be a woman, because the main part of the fantasy is a male dominant alpha figure from a fantasy world where male dominant alphas always win and keep control of the world. The whole shtick is gone without that. (I suppose you could do a Amazon world version but it would have...

      by artappraiser 2 days 12 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • It could help in recruitment of black spies in England. 

      Perfect!

      by barefooted 2 days 12 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • This is simply not true and it annoys me when people say it. All these stories are being covered extensively. Perhaps if you're getting all your news from a Facebook news feed Omarosa is all you get. I don't know since I don't use Facebook. But every major news site I read is covering all the...

      by ocean-kat 2 days 13 hours ago in Trump and the N-Word
    • Yes.  Bond is a fantasy for both men and women, which is why the idea of 007 has remained alive for so long.  The possibility of a female playing the hero has been floated, of course, but I'm not sure we're there yet.  Kinda odd that making Bond black still seems more possible than making the...

      by barefooted 2 days 13 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • It’s cultural appropriation of a fictional character. It could help in recruitment of black spies in England.

      https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/18/uk-spy-...

      by rmrd0000 2 days 13 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Yeah been following the James Bond/Idris Elba stuff. Elba struck me as a perfect James Bond, a natural 

      Mho, James Bond can be any color but has to have an upper class Brit accent is all. It can be any upper class Brit accent from any Brit colonization.

      And he has to be able to...

      by artappraiser 2 days 13 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • The article is about how a black actor should absolutely play Bond, so it sounds like you agree.  As do I, and most realistically thinking people.  I put it in arta's thread here because the subtext is that some white people, especially British white people who are purist fans of...

      by barefooted 2 days 13 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • No one is forgetting any of those things. Trump attacked Omarosa. Trump called Omarosa a female dog. This can be used to encourage voting to decrease the impact of the GOP. Voting because you are sick and tired of being sick and tired is important. Many people can’t wait to vote. This helps in...

      by rmrd0000 2 days 13 hours ago in Trump and the N-Word
    • Yep. Young people have a right to complain.

      On a serious note. White actors and artists have had free reign to be whatever they want to be. From Charlie Chan to Ghost in a Shell, there was free access to play any character. From a theatrical standpoint ethnic audiences and actors are...

      by rmrd0000 2 days 13 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Excellent point, and one we seem to keep forgetting ....

      by barefooted 2 days 13 hours ago in Trump and the N-Word
    • Now you're linking to Teen Vogue?  cheeky

      by barefooted 2 days 13 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • This is all part of the act...

      Hours and inches are wasted on this non-story, while there is no in-depth reporting on Brett Kavanaugh being rushed through Congress.  McConnell says time is of the essence to get him approved.  I guess even he can’t figure out a way to justify why.  Scalia...

      by CVille Dem 2 days 13 hours ago in Trump and the N-Word

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