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"one of the eager female cohorts"?

Went to have a look-see what's going on.

This seems to be it, from a HoF thread called "The Tone Argument is sure being flung around a lot here lately" ... reiterating once again as we saw in Meta their right to be rude. Maybe the hide on the post in reply to you was their idea of a "tone argument" by the jury?

Another thread lists numerous comments that if made by their critics, are a tell that they must be MRA. (Seems to have originated from an exchange with me, above in this thread.) It's a long list, bottom line of it is, any disagreement with their "line" means that you're MRA. As the other thread informs us, if the disagee-er is female, then she is "one of the eager female cohort" as well. So I guess now we know what we're officially allowed to be called... MRA and the EFC. (Nine more of us cohorts and we have a legion, lol.)

Apparently, there is a "let's run back to the secret clubhouse and talk shit about people" party going on. Perhaps this thread didn't go quite as they expected?

I'm thinking after seeing that, some people can only relate in terms of gangs... to disagree with one gang, one must be in the rival gang. Those of us who won't join gangs, are a bewilderment and won't compute on the radar.

(I'm assuming it's ok to post links here because this thread is being discussed there.)
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Dec 27, 2013, 05:35 PM (1 replies)

I think this is why women get disgusting catcalls on the street.

Really??? Do we really think that men are going to look at images of a performance like that (which can be seen on any dance floor anywhere by the way, including on mass media tv), and then walk out on the public streets and look only at women's eyes, respectfully? To assert that we do expect that is dishonest bullshit! Look at the OP images again -- we're quite clearly encouraging men to treat women in a particular way, and it isn't good! And when it's presented as something that is ok to see in public, it's presumed to be ok public behavior. It's simply "monkey see, monkey do". I'm sitting here wondering, do we really not get this? Just how dumb are we today?

If this is the acceptable norm for pop culture entertainment now, as it certainly seems to be from all I can tell (and it must be, because there is no noticeable objection to it from DU's feminists in this thread), then it is preposterous to complain about leering behavior on the streets, as several current threads in GD are heatedly doing. The lack of objection in this thread shows that those leering threads are completely phony "fighting only for the sake of fighting", without any point.

If this isn't encouraging people to see women as "sexual objects", then that term has no definition left at all, and the whole issue has no frame of reference anymore.

Feminists, if this is ok with you, then your complaints about objectification are bullshit, a meaningless joke and a fraud. "Friends of women", if you care about how women are treated, and a pop culture like this is ok with you, the same goes for you.

Yes, I have a problem with those images -- I think they are degrading to all women (of which I am one). I may not be able to do much to change pop culture, but I'll be damned if I'll sit by anymore and say that it's ok with me. No, it sure isn't. I'm sick and tired of seeing it, getting more and more disgusting each year, while everybody says sure it's fine -- just as if they wouldn't say "shit" if they had a mouthful of it. Well figuratively, that's the case alright. And it's about time to say so, and quit feeding the mass pretense.

Miley Cyrus, you're a dangerous, destructive twit (although certainly not the only one, more's the pity). And it's a real shame our society can't find something more worthwhile to reward that much.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Dec 24, 2013, 12:19 PM (1 replies)

Dire Straits, "Romeo and Juliet".

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Mon Dec 23, 2013, 03:21 PM (0 replies)

One not so well known, but I like a lot.

Not really a carol, but certainly a Christmas song.




The Rebel Jesus (Jackson Browne)

All the streets are filled with laughter and light
And the music of the season
And the merchants' windows are all bright
With the faces of the children
And the families hurrying to their homes
As the sky darkens and freezes
Will be gathering around the hearths and tables
Giving thanks for God's graces
And the birth of the rebel Jesus

Well they call him by 'the Prince of Peace'
And they call him by 'the Savior'
And they pray to him upon the seas
And in every bold endeavor
And they fill his churches with their pride and gold
As their faith in him increases
But they've turned the nature that I worship in
From a temple to a robber's den
In the words of the rebel Jesus

Well we guard our world with locks and guns
And we guard our fine possessions
And once a year when Christmas comes
We give to our relations
And perhaps we give a little to the poor
If the generosity should seize us
But if any one of us should interfere
In the business of why there are poor
They get the same as the rebel Jesus

Now pardon me if I have seemed
To take the tone of judgment
For I've no wish to come between
This day and your enjoyment
In a life of hardship and of earthly toil
There's a need for anything that frees us
So I bid you pleasure
And I bid you cheer
From a heathen and a pagan
On the side of the rebel Jesus
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Sat Dec 21, 2013, 04:07 AM (0 replies)

Carlos Santana - "Posada/Pilgrimage to Bethlehem"

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Tue Dec 10, 2013, 12:34 PM (0 replies)

Brutal editorial against the R's by the WaPo editorial board

Regarding the shutdown of course. It contains a concise summary of the facts too.



House Republicans are failing Americans in their effort to kill Obamacare

...

Republicans tried to block its (ACA's) passage and failed; they hoped to have it declared unconstitutional and failed; and they did their best to toss Mr. Obama out of the White House after one term in order to strangle it in its cradle, and they failed again.

They’re entitled to keep trying, of course — though it would be nice if someday they remembered their promise to come up with an alternative proposal. But their methods now are beyond the pale.

After months of refusing to confer with the Senate on a budget proposal, they have demanded a conference committee to keep the government funded for six weeks. They are rejecting a budget extension that includes limits on federal spending — the so-called sequester — that they insisted on and that Democrats oppose. In a particularly shabby piece of faux populism, their final proposal Monday night included a measure to deprive congressional aides, many of whom earn considerably less than the esteemed members, of the subsidy to purchase health insurance that employers routinely provide.

That measure was emblematic of Republicans’ heedlessness of the impact of their actions on ordinary Americans and their government. Incoming FBI Director James B. Comey was stunned to discover that his agency has had to stop training recruits, close criminal cases and even deny gasoline money to agents because of budget cutbacks, as The Post’s Sari Horwitz reported. Now, with the shutdown, 800,000 workers are being furloughed, and thousands of others are being ordered to work but may not get paid. And these effects pale beside the economic havoc that would be caused by a failure to honor the government’s financial obligations, a prospect that looms just a couple of weeks ahead.

Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Budget Committee chairman and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and their colleagues may be in a difficult political position. Honestly, we don’t much care. They need to reopen the government and let it pay its bills.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/house-republicans-are-failing-americans-in-their-effort-to-kill-obamacare/2013/10/01/49995ed0-2ab1-11e3-b139-029811dbb57f_story.html



Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark.

It's going to become increasingly difficult for the R's to deny that this is their fault, and solely their fault, with editorials like this being written by major newspapers. In fact, I think their attempt at blame-shifting this onto the Dems is a lost cause already. They have been a little too obvious about stating their intentions and carrying this out, to hide it now.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Wed Oct 2, 2013, 12:51 PM (8 replies)

Al-Bayda: Anatomy of a War Crime (Human Rights Watch)

Reporting by Channel 4 News.



It goes with this HRW article and report, released yesterday...

Syria: Mass Executions by Government Forces
New Evidence That at Least 248 Executed in Coastal Towns

September 13, 2013 Human Rights Watch
http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/09/13/syria-mass-executions-government-forces

“No One’s Left”: Summary Executions by Syrian Forces in al-Bayda and Baniyas, 68-page report by HRW (I highly recommend reading this report, it is worth the time.)
http://www.hrw.org/node/118645/

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Sat Sep 14, 2013, 04:27 AM (1 replies)

HRW: New 68-pg report documenting mass executions by Syrian gov in two coastal towns

Re-posted from a reply to this thread, because the report really deserves more exposure than that...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023662649



Syria: Mass Executions by Government Forces
New Evidence That at Least 248 Executed in Coastal Towns

September 13, 2013 Human Rights Watch

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/09/13/syria-mass-executions-government-forces


Link below: The 68-page report by HRW linked to in the article, includes numerous witness accounts and names names, places, and dates. It is nobody's opinion, it's all specific facts. I read the whole thing and I recommend it to anyone who wants to understand what's going on in Syria right now. The massacres in these towns BY GOVERNMENT FORCES took place during 2 days last May. Read it, put yourself in their place, and see if you can better understand the rage in the OP article. I'm not excusing it, but it does make more sense

“No One’s Left”: Summary Executions by Syrian Forces in al-Bayda and Baniyas


I'm pretty sure that report was just released today. Here's another worthwhile report released today, a film called "Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution". I highly recommend this too. The line that got me, when Nour, a 24 year old English teacher says, "Why should I die cheap?". She meant accidentally, by stray shrapnel or something, as opposed to doing something to help her country. Please watch it, and read the report.



If anyone can read every word of that 68-page report, and still honestly argue that we should do nothing to stop that carnage, then I could only say that we'd have to agree to disagree.
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Sep 13, 2013, 08:24 PM (11 replies)

"Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution" (new Syrian documentary)

If you only watch one video today, make it this. Released today, directed by a Marylander, Matthew Van Dyke, who fought for the Libyan Revs and was a prisoner for months, now helping the Syrian Revs with his films.

Nour, 24, English teacher turned photo-journalist: "I used to wear fancy dresses and high heels, but not anymore... I have to do this for my country, I have to give what I can give. It's pretty important to let the world see what's going on.... Why should I die cheap?"




The director's twitter page for further info and links. He's asking that the film be reposted as much as possible, without charge except giving credit as the filmmaker.

https://twitter.com/Matt_VanDyke
Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Sep 13, 2013, 06:40 PM (3 replies)

This might help explain why...

Syria: Mass Executions by Government Forces
New Evidence That at Least 248 Executed in Coastal Towns
September 13, 2013 Human Rights Watch

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/09/13/syria-mass-executions-government-forces


Link below: The 68-page report by HRW linked to in the article, includes numerous witness accounts and names names, places, and dates. It is nobody's opinion, it's all specific facts. I read the whole thing and I recommend it to anyone who wants to understand what's going on in Syria right now. The massacres in these towns BY GOVERNMENT FORCES took place last May. Read it, put yourself in their place, and see if you can better understand the rage in the OP article. I'm not excusing it, but it does make more sense

“No One’s Left”: Summary Executions by Syrian Forces in al-Bayda and Baniyas


I'm pretty sure that report was just released today. Here's another worthwhile report released today, a film called "Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution". I highly recommend this too. The line that got me, when Nour a 24 year old English teacher says, "Why should I die cheap?". She meant accidentally, by stray shrapnel or something, as opposed to doing something to help her country. Please watch it, and read the report.

Posted by Waiting For Everyman | Fri Sep 13, 2013, 05:27 PM (1 replies)
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