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  1. The Politics Thread

    This is one reason I sometimes roll my eyes when people say putting women in positions of power might change things. I do believe women and PoC have a much larger hurdle to overcome to get there. You can't be mediocre and get rewarded for the most part or fail as white men do time and time again and move up the ladder. Women are also far better at delegation, listening, and workload balance. But I also believe we can be worse to work for than men. I have had 2 female bosses over my career. 1 probably the best person I have ever worked for, 1 the worst. And the 1 who was worse was clearly biased in how she judged women and PoC versus white men and was a horrid delegator And there is a lot of jealousy among white women, particularly when it comes to how men perceive us. Much more than I believe you will ever see within any other demographic group.
  2. The Politics Thread

    I want someone to explain to me when this man supposedly ran for Working Class, not cutting Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security(which is not going broke), giving the middle class tax cuts, everything HE is supporting is the same failed economic policy the GOP has been peddling = failed Reaganonmics. Even Reagan was not dumb enough to cut social security, but Trump doesn't even know or care that he's endorsing the opposite of what he campaigned on. And please let's stop talking about this last election being driven on economic anxiety when these people don't care these things are happening which will just increase income inequality. This new budget is horrific and cuts 1 trillion dollars from Medicaid and Medicare. I have also come to the conclusion Paul Ryan is a sociopath and is lying outright after his appearance on one of the news shows this morning about the tax plan and NO ONE CHALLENGED HIM. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/10/20/senate-passes-budget-plan-what-that-means-for-tax-cuts/780610001/
  3. The Politics Thread

    I am a 40ish white woman and I don't think it really hit me as blatantly as it did today, how embolden our culture is to white men. After watching the press salivate all over Kelly today, who sold his soul IMO to a cancer to the fabric of this country and our souls, especially listening to Nicolle Wallace drool all over him, I now get how white women will never align on a gender basis. I see why the majority of white women voted for that fool in the White House. Alignment to white patriarchy. We can never be considered full allies for any kind of movement aligning all women. Listening to the MSM fawn all over Kelly and his criticism of the African American congresswoman, why Women of Color will always align together over anyone else, well everything shown today explains why.
  4. The View

    Well I was watching The View on occasion during it's re-broadcast at night after not having watched for years. I'm done. Meghan McCain sad to say is a disaster. She's stiff and comes across as being very uncomfortable and forced. She doesn't even come across at believing half the stuff that comes out of her mouth. Maybe she needs the Fox bubble where everyone nods along with her to be effective like a Megyn Kelly obviously needed, but she doesn't even feel like she wants to be there. And worst of all there is zero chemistry with any of the ladies. I felt after watching yesterday Sunny of all people was really trying to bring her into the conversation deliberately. Sarah has been trying constantly by pivoting to things she knows might help McCain to engage like her father. None of it has worked. And this constant blatant reminder that "we may disagree on many things but we come together on" just seems like an attempt to remind the audience that McCain is some uppity conservative.
  5. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    I'm with Carl. Nothing will change. Weinstein is easy pickings at this point. But there have been stories about people like Spielberg, (Corey Feldman hinted at him being one of the "Hollywood predators"). I won't discount anyone who has come forward regarding Weinstein, they should all be commended. When I hear people coming forward on someone currently in the business who wields the power Weinstein did 10-15 years ago, that will push change. And you know what, it's never happening.
  6. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    Lysette Anthony also. Wow. And I am not judging any of these women but Sarah Polley - well that story was pretty amazing and gutsy but then she said acting was not really her passion. I liked the side story about Julie Christie and her film and how it made her return to acting, even if for a brief period. Kate Winslet. Meh - I am sorry that story really is just another story about a strong armed producer. And she's so outraged about all this, she just finished a film with Woody Allen, who's career allegedly was saved by Weinstein.
  7. The Politics Thread

    House v Price was filed if u recall by the GOP to challenge the CSRs. The judge ruled in their favor but also but a hold on the decision ordering the gvmt to continue paying the subsidies to allow the DOJ to prepare appeals. of course orange glows DOJ is dropping the challenge to the ruling so the states are now taking it up. They had already won their first court battle in May when they filed believe to be granted the right to be able to take over the appeal from the DOJ. there is talk that insurance companies may also join up and file their own lawsuit against the fed gvmt as well as other groups representing consumers.
  8. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    All of these people knew. They all make me ill. Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, they all knew especially considering the stuff with his brother. But all these actors like those 2, Colin Firth who's a personal fave of mine, Clooney, all had no issue cozying up to him knowing what he did. And most of them maybe barring Firth have all had their own reputed issues with women. The best interview I have seen has been with Emma Thompson. It's about 10 minutes if you have time to watch it. She doesn't make excuses, doesn't justify anything. She said she wasn't aware of the harassment aspect but that it doesn't surprise her because he was always a bully and someone she never really wanted to work with and didn't much.
  9. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    I'm glad you posted this. I want to remind folks about Corey Feldman who was abused as a child, named people to the police, but the police instead decided not to go after the powerful producers. Corey mentioned one of whose initials are SS. Read about an on the record discussion Lucas and Spielberg had about their iconic character Indiana Jones love interest in the first film being 22 and someone who was in love and had an affair with Indy at the age of 13. And no this was not a conversation in jest. Lucas called it edgy. There is a ton of harassment and pedophilia going on all over. We know it happens in DC(see Dennis Haystert) and we know it goes on in Hollywood. There is no "better angel" here. One is not better than the other. And lets not forget what went on in the Catholic Church and what the church has and in some cases is still complicit in. There is no place for moral highground for anyone other than for those who believe that harassment, rape, child abuse, pedophilia, and rape are wrong regardless of the circumstances. There is not one instance that excuses any of this. Corey Feldman was smeared because he refused to smear Michael Jackson. Now I do believe Jackson a troubled individual but I never bought the claims of child abuse. Those in power want to keep those in power who are the abusers themselves. And now George Clooney is being outed by a former ER costar for getting her blacklisted for daring to tell him and speak up on sexual harassment going on on the set of ER I guess. I want to give Van Der Beek credit. It had to be hard for a man to speak up especially on this. I don't doubt he's been pressured even moreso to stay silent.
  10. The Politics Thread

    The continued genocide is horrendous. Allowing things like this to happen and turning a blind or probably secretly condoning this is why so many around the world laugh at the UN and hold the almighty United States in contempt. These people are ripe for ISIS recruitment lets not forget either. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/world/asia/rohingya-myanmar-atrocities.html
  11. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    This is my last response to you YOU cannot debate YOU parrot everything you read on twitter YOU have no self awareness YOU haven't read one story about the victims(they are in the NY TImes) YOU haven't read the article in the New Yorker YET YOU claim to know all the facts I am willing to debate but not with ignorant uninformed trolls who parrot twitter. And frankly if you ever listened to one victim of harassment, this would not be a political issue. YOU CHOSE TO MAKE IT THAT. Look in the mirror and try to educate yourself. Not one person here has talked about this being tied to politics other than you. Unfollowed.
  12. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    Thanks for again making this about politics. Idiot. I'm muting your ignorant ass. No human decency or compassion whatsoever.
  13. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    Since when did this become a political issue asswipe. Try reading a newspaper, try reading about the millions of stories written about women who have been harassed for years in every industry. You're just another ignorant male promoting rape culture because nothing is your fault and have to judge the victims to cover for your own inadequacy. Obviously you know NOTHING about harassment and intimidation or this failing patriarchal society that exists that's failing because of MEN. You guys have all the control and still have to excuse your pathetic actions and failures on women.
  14. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    Weinstein is the tip of the iceberg. And he likely knows where all the bodies are buried so to speak. He can out I am sure a ton of people. And Rose McGowans twitter account has been suspended http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/rose-mcgowan-twitter-account-suspended-1202587987/#article-comments
  15. The Politics Thread

    Trump's threats to pull NBC's license (he can't) is not a first. Richard Nixon's team actually researched doing this for a TV station owned by the Washington Post in 1973-74 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/10/11/trumps-threat-to-nbc-license-is-exactly-what-nixon-did/?utm_term=.397853f88aa2