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Sat Jun 2, 2018, 10:17 AM Jun 2018

BTRTN: To Bee, or Not To Bee [View all]

Born to Run the Numbers on the latest in our 21st Century Cultural Civil War... the shit for shat between Barr and Bee.


"Let’s start with the issue of the comparison of the two cases: Roseanne Barr accusing an African American of being a mutant creature than is less than a human being is exponentially worse on the Richter Scale of fire-able offenses than anything Sam Bee said. It is one of the worst examples of racism I can remember since… well, now that I think about it, it actually wasn’t all that long ago that Donald Trump called African countries “shitholes...”

"But to have anyone call a woman – no matter how loathsome that woman is – the “c” word, and to have no formal redress beyond an apology appears to me to be a concession that this vile word is now fair game for anyone. Who wants that world for our children?

"In the end, if we justify calling Donald Trump’s daughter the “c” word because Trump himself has debased our national dialog to the point where we feel we can only be heard if we are as crude, cruel, and evil as Trump is, then he has actually finally won. Then we have become what he is, and then he really does deserve to be President of the United States."

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BTRTN: To Bee, or Not To Bee [View all] reggieandlee Jun 2018 OP
Demanding an apology is not "justifying " wryter2000 Jun 2018 #1
oh please... DURHAM D Jun 2018 #2
#priorities. oasis Jun 2018 #4
BS mnhtnbb Jun 2018 #3
Add the two paragraphs after: moriah Jun 2018 #5
Good idea! reggieandlee Jun 2018 #7
Since when is an apology a justification? kcr Jun 2018 #6
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