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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-04 04:08 PM
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49. Culture?! You've got to be kidding!
America's culture, as it stands, is that of exploitation, finding fame for 15 minutes in something cheezy and manufactured and then discarding them for something else that turns our fancy for another 15 miuntes, and waste of materials and resources.

America's culture is the SUV, Britney Spears, and "Friends" (a TV show that's so asinine because of what these friends do for a living compared to the part of town they live in and yet don't have 3 jobs and have the time to be with each other...)

Meanwhile, we have tv and movies that ROMANTICIZE fairness and equality. Yet "Contact" was the only movie I'd seen where a lead character reminds us "Life is what we make of it". How come life is what we have now, rather than what we romanticize it to be? We as a society choose what happens. Disgusting concept, isn't it? But it's true.

I am a liberal and I seem to understand at last a portion of culture. What I have seen is depressing. What else can I do? :-(
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  -What is it with the general distaste for all things NASCAR around here ? arewethereyet  Feb-16-04 03:28 PM   #0 
  - It's pointless, deadly, and...  GregorStocks   Feb-16-04 03:29 PM   #1 
  - "It's pointless, deadly, and..."  Speed8098   Feb-16-04 03:54 PM   #33 
  - I like NASCAR  vadem0557   Feb-16-04 03:30 PM   #2 
  - Oh man, I love NASCAR live  JellyBean1   Feb-16-04 04:32 PM   #59 
  - The impression, pushed by teh right  nadinbrzezinski   Feb-16-04 03:30 PM   #3 
  - I despise NASCAR giving a candidate for political office a free  indepat   Feb-16-04 03:37 PM   #11 
  - Did you feel the same way...  Catch22Dem   Feb-16-04 03:42 PM   #15 
  - That didn't surface on my radar screen.  indepat   Feb-16-04 07:04 PM   #80 
  - Didn't Bob Graham pay for that sponsorship?  MrSandman   Feb-18-04 10:02 PM   #152 
  - I didn't hear him....  Heyo   Feb-16-04 03:53 PM   #32 
  - you're not serious, are you?  buycitgo   Feb-16-04 03:57 PM   #35 
  - I get what you're saying...  Heyo   Feb-16-04 04:12 PM   #52 
     - Everything is political during campaign season. How much free press  indepat   Feb-16-04 07:08 PM   #83 
  - Didn't watch the photo-op  indepat   Feb-16-04 07:06 PM   #82 
  - I've seen plenty of Dem polititians at races  arewethereyet   Feb-16-04 04:01 PM   #41 
  - Bill Clinton  _Jumper_   Feb-16-04 08:27 PM   #92 
  - Hey, the President also pitches the first ball of the baseball season.  Silverhair   Feb-17-04 06:43 AM   #120 
  - Bill France Jr. is a Democrat  Peregrine   Feb-18-04 10:51 PM   #157 
  - Racin'  YNGW   Feb-16-04 03:37 PM   #12 
     - agreed  arewethereyet   Feb-16-04 03:51 PM   #28 
  - I just think it's stupid.  MrSlayer   Feb-16-04 03:32 PM   #4 
  - Yeah  _Jumper_   Feb-16-04 08:28 PM   #93 
     - yes, much  drdigi420   Feb-16-04 10:53 PM   #103 
        - I gather you have never been to a race  arewethereyet   Feb-17-04 05:06 PM   #133 
  - There are such a wide variety and complexity of ...  damnraddem   Feb-16-04 03:33 PM   #5 
  - I officially ask that you only become interested in NASCAR if you wish it  arewethereyet   Feb-16-04 03:52 PM   #29 
  - Hicks like NASCAR...  Indiana Democrat   Feb-16-04 03:33 PM   #6 
  - Well, I can sort of agree with you.  RebelOne   Feb-16-04 06:31 PM   #76 
  - While I am not a fan of NASCAR, I do not understand the.....  PROGRESSIVE1   Feb-16-04 03:33 PM   #7 
  - sigh  dymaxia   Feb-16-04 03:42 PM   #13 
  - THANK YOU!!!  Indiana Democrat   Feb-16-04 03:45 PM   #21 
  - double sigh  October   Feb-16-04 03:59 PM   #39 
  - BINGO!  PROGRESSIVE1   Feb-16-04 04:04 PM   #45 
  - like it or not  dymaxia   Feb-16-04 04:09 PM   #50 
     - Unfortunately, I agree  eileen_d   Feb-16-04 04:50 PM   #65 
        - It works both ways  October   Feb-16-04 07:15 PM   #89 
  - Culture?! You've got to be kidding!  HypnoToad   Feb-16-04 04:08 PM   #49 
     - you've got it wrong  dymaxia   Feb-16-04 04:12 PM   #53 
        - and culture isn't restricted to the high brow  arewethereyet   Feb-16-04 04:32 PM   #58 
  - Bashing Country Music too?  Indiana Democrat   Feb-16-04 03:43 PM   #16 
  - I have nothing against NASCAR and I have defended it.  PROGRESSIVE1   Feb-16-04 03:45 PM   #19 
  - It's no wonder we're losing more and more in the heartland.  Indiana Democrat   Feb-16-04 03:47 PM   #22 
     - Amen!  YNGW   Feb-16-04 03:49 PM   #24 
     - I am not the national party, I do not have to appease these....  PROGRESSIVE1   Feb-16-04 03:50 PM   #27 
        - What was that??  Speed8098   Feb-16-04 04:14 PM   #54 
           - Don't preach to me!!!!!!!!!!!  PROGRESSIVE1   Feb-16-04 08:44 PM   #95 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-17-04 12:32 AM   #114 
           - Exactly!!! That's why I gripe about the use of the word "sheeple"...  Silverhair   Feb-17-04 06:54 AM   #121 
  - bashing it against a rock  drdigi420   Feb-16-04 10:54 PM   #104 
  - If we are "Northeast Liberal Elitists" then Country people are...  PROGRESSIVE1   Feb-16-04 03:43 PM   #17 
  - It's "redneck"  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-16-04 03:33 PM   #8 
  - Here's a perfect example...  Indiana Democrat   Feb-16-04 03:35 PM   #9 
  - It's because...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Feb-16-04 03:35 PM   #10 
  - I don't watch NASCAR  dymaxia   Feb-16-04 03:44 PM   #18 
  - to set for  justsam   Feb-16-04 03:42 PM   #14 
  - You may be confusing it with hockey  arewethereyet   Feb-16-04 03:57 PM   #34 
  - I hate NASCAR...  Shoedogg   Feb-16-04 03:45 PM   #20 
  - What about golf? Polo? Lacrosse? Hockey?  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-16-04 03:49 PM   #23 
  - As far as...  Shoedogg   Feb-16-04 06:58 PM   #78 
  - so...  dymaxia   Feb-16-04 03:49 PM   #25 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-16-04 07:01 PM   #79 
  - What about people who "Hate Rap Music"?  Indiana Democrat   Feb-16-04 03:49 PM   #26 
  - I'm sorry...  Shoedogg   Feb-16-04 06:56 PM   #77 
  - thats interesting considering all the blacks I see at races  arewethereyet   Feb-16-04 03:58 PM   #36 
  - Unfortunately, it's not just you, and that kind of prole-hating  QC   Feb-16-04 04:27 PM   #56 
  - Sorry...  Shoedogg   Feb-16-04 07:06 PM   #81 
  - If it's "white" it is only because other races just aren't interested.  Silverhair   Feb-17-04 07:01 AM   #122 
  - not interested?  seekthetruth   Feb-17-04 08:31 PM   #142 
     - 'seekthetruth', get ready to "change my tune"  talleyJudy   Feb-18-04 10:22 PM   #155 
  - hahah me too  cushla_machree   Feb-17-04 07:10 PM   #134 
  - No, there are different kinds of cars  jmowreader   Feb-17-04 09:21 PM   #143 
     - I wouldn't mind you using my name...  HawkerHurricane   Feb-18-04 08:19 PM   #145 
  - thank you!  seekthetruth   Feb-17-04 08:29 PM   #141 
  - It may have to do with the confederate flags  depakote_kid   Feb-16-04 03:52 PM   #30 
  - I guess, though I see them everywhere I go  arewethereyet   Feb-16-04 04:12 PM   #51 
  - NASCAR Bashing  WorstPresidentEver   Feb-16-04 03:52 PM   #31 
  - Nascar has 75,000,000 fans in the US.....  Heyo   Feb-16-04 03:58 PM   #38 
  - its not about racing  drdigi420   Feb-16-04 10:57 PM   #105 
  - For many people here, EVERYTHING is political, 2/7/365.  Silverhair   Feb-17-04 07:05 AM   #124 
  - Personally, I don't like cars in general  Lydia Leftcoast   Feb-16-04 04:03 PM   #43 
  - It makes coaching college football look like the UN.  DrWeird   Feb-16-04 03:58 PM   #37 
  - I've watched all forms of racing  arewethereyet   Feb-16-04 04:03 PM   #44 
  - I prefer cars that can turn left AND right.  waywest   Feb-16-04 04:01 PM   #40 
  - there are two venues that can satisfy that requirement  arewethereyet   Feb-16-04 04:04 PM   #46 
  - Not To Mention That...  jayfish   Feb-16-04 04:27 PM   #57 
  - I find them boring as well  arewethereyet   Feb-16-04 04:35 PM   #60 
     - Jeff Gordon Was Raised...  jayfish   Feb-16-04 04:42 PM   #62 
     - yeah.....  Heyo   Feb-16-04 04:54 PM   #67 
  - What about figure-8 racing?  ThoughtCriminal   Feb-16-04 05:15 PM   #71 
  - Just for the sake of accuracy...  Heyo   Feb-16-04 04:16 PM   #55 
  - Witness:  HypnoToad   Feb-16-04 04:02 PM   #42 
  - So.... let me get this straight..  Heyo   Feb-16-04 04:05 PM   #47 
  - No it's up to ALL of us,  fudge stripe cookays   Feb-17-04 10:31 AM   #130 
  - How much oil is used...  MrSandman   Feb-18-04 10:19 PM   #153 
  - I watch NASCAR (go Mark go)  PragMantisT   Feb-16-04 04:05 PM   #48 
  - I Feel For Ya Man.  jayfish   Feb-16-04 04:39 PM   #61 
  - Don't worship cars  Wells   Feb-16-04 04:43 PM   #63 
  - Amen. "Vroomanian Nulture" my dad calls America. "In-Car-cerated."  JohnOneillsMemory   Feb-16-04 07:08 PM   #84 
     - I'm anxious to hear your plan...  Heyo   Feb-16-04 07:12 PM   #86 
     - Exactly. How do we move now? You can't get anywhere without a car!  JohnOneillsMemory   Feb-16-04 07:22 PM   #90 
     - I like the way you expressed that  Butterflies   Feb-17-04 09:28 AM   #127 
  - I frequented sprint car races...  EV1Ltimm   Feb-16-04 04:43 PM   #64 
  - What a waste of non-renewable energy.  reprehensor   Feb-16-04 04:50 PM   #66 
  - Perhaps you could give us 'hoi polloi' a list of acceptable entertainments  QC   Feb-16-04 04:56 PM   #68 
  - How about reading...  fudge stripe cookays   Feb-17-04 10:43 AM   #131 
     - Oh please.  QC   Feb-18-04 11:12 PM   #158 
  - I'll be with ya....  Heyo   Feb-16-04 04:58 PM   #69 
     - check out the BMW 750 ih  drdigi420   Feb-16-04 10:51 PM   #102 
  - I prefer Demolition Derby  ThoughtCriminal   Feb-16-04 05:13 PM   #70 
  - live axles, carbureted engines, "stock" cars that  Blue_Tires   Feb-16-04 05:27 PM   #72 
  - That..is why its a sport  JellyBean1   Feb-16-04 05:49 PM   #73 
  - Yeah IRL Is Awesome. Especially When there's Like, Two...  jayfish   Feb-16-04 10:12 PM   #99 
  - Snobbery, elitism, and a disdain for anything that  thatgirl   Feb-16-04 05:54 PM   #74 
  - BINGO!!! nt  QC   Feb-16-04 06:13 PM   #75 
  - Maybe for some. But there is so much more OIL related, POWER worshipping.  JohnOneillsMemory   Feb-16-04 07:14 PM   #87 
  - a ridiculous sport  Wells   Feb-16-04 10:05 PM   #98 
  - you say that like its a bad thing  drdigi420   Feb-16-04 10:44 PM   #101 
     - How did you make the leap from Nascar to  thatgirl   Feb-17-04 01:44 AM   #115 
  - A few reasons...  LeahMira   Feb-16-04 07:11 PM   #85 
  - I guess...  Heyo   Feb-16-04 07:14 PM   #88 
  - OK, thanks  arewethereyet   Feb-16-04 07:43 PM   #91 
  - It's Portrayed As A Bunch Of Bush-Fawning Idiots Who Are 80% GOP  K8-EEE   Feb-16-04 08:43 PM   #94 
  - You know...for example.  Heyo   Feb-16-04 09:33 PM   #96 
  - Look  Gargoyle   Feb-16-04 09:51 PM   #97 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-16-04 10:42 PM   #100 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-16-04 11:31 PM   #108 
  - Drunken toothless rednecks?  muffin_man   Feb-16-04 11:37 PM   #109 
     - then Charlotte is the track for you !  arewethereyet   Feb-17-04 10:07 PM   #144 
  - It's totally irrelevant and fun to mock  JackRiddler   Feb-16-04 11:02 PM   #106 
  - LOL! This is a great answer.  thatgirl   Feb-17-04 01:50 AM   #117 
  - It's an elitist disdain for the common people  DemBones DemBones   Feb-16-04 11:21 PM   #107 
  - exactly  locustfist76   Feb-17-04 01:50 AM   #116 
  - Amen! n/t  QC   Feb-17-04 08:11 AM   #126 
  - They should combine NASCAR and a Grand Prix...  Beaker   Feb-16-04 11:41 PM   #110 
  - It's Chicago  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-16-04 11:44 PM   #111 
  - What has Nascar, Golf and Sex have in common?  shivaji   Feb-16-04 11:56 PM   #112 
  - I absolutely hate NASCAR - Hate it in every way  Dude_CalmDown   Feb-17-04 12:22 AM   #113 
  - Thanks for giving George Bush a few extra votes  Elwood P Dowd   Feb-17-04 02:15 AM   #119 
  - "NASCAR dads" make up less than 2% of the electorate-  Beaker   Feb-17-04 07:05 AM   #123 
  - What amazing power I hold!!!  Dude_CalmDown   Feb-18-04 08:58 PM   #146 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-17-04 10:11 AM   #128 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-18-04 09:04 PM   #147 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-18-04 09:33 PM   #150 
  - 85% mechanic, 15% driver  aldian159   Feb-17-04 02:09 AM   #118 
  - "the goatee is the new mullet"  Bridget Burke   Feb-17-04 07:19 AM   #125 
  - Because NASCAR just like Southerners are OK to hate here.  Ripley   Feb-17-04 10:29 AM   #129 
  - I'll agree with you there...  Heyo   Feb-17-04 07:43 PM   #135 
     - I noticed you Heyo.  Ripley   Feb-17-04 07:53 PM   #136 
        - Amen brother...  Heyo   Feb-17-04 07:56 PM   #137 
  - My hubby and I are doing a website for a Busch league racer...  dawn   Feb-17-04 10:45 AM   #132 
  - I don't care for auto racing much in general because  amandabeech   Feb-17-04 08:17 PM   #138 
  - Well...  Heyo   Feb-17-04 08:20 PM   #139 
  - just an aside in case you didn't know, horse racing is cruel to horses  arewethereyet   Feb-18-04 09:10 PM   #149 
  - yes, i can't stand nascar  seekthetruth   Feb-17-04 08:25 PM   #140 
  - pointless waste of oil  laruemtt   Feb-18-04 09:09 PM   #148 
  - This should really just end.  muffin_man   Feb-18-04 09:52 PM   #151 
     - Most just hate southerners  Elwood P Dowd   Feb-18-04 10:48 PM   #156 
  - This thread is a pointless waste of oil...  Dob Bole   Feb-18-04 10:21 PM   #154 
  - average iq of nascar...  scarface2004   Feb-18-04 11:43 PM   #159 
  - Moon Unit likes NASCAR  Elwood P Dowd   Feb-19-04 12:06 AM   #162 
  - I used to say that sort of thing in high school,  QC   Feb-19-04 12:13 AM   #165 
  - I find it boring...  fujiyama   Feb-18-04 11:49 PM   #160 
  - It's noisy, wastes fuel, and  Lindacooks   Feb-19-04 12:01 AM   #161 
     - I don't even know how to respond..  Heyo   Feb-19-04 12:08 AM   #163 
     - What about flying yuppies to the Caribbean?  QC   Feb-19-04 12:11 AM   #164 
        - More oil is used in LA traffic in one single day  Elwood P Dowd   Feb-19-04 12:28 AM   #166 
 

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