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    But millennials have one glaring, society-crushing character problem, and it has nothing to do with sandwich preference: They truly don’t vote. Too many have checked out of the whole citizen-power thing. You can blame the lack of civics education during their formative years, when not enough of them studied the owner’s manual of democracy.

No, you can blame the fact that both parties are corrupt, and there's not much incentive to get out and vote for some shitty uninspiring democrat that wants you to vote for them on the basis that they're less shitty than that republican over there.

The other issue is that retarded itself became the clinical term of choice after everyone started using imbecile in a derogatory way.

    However, the term imbecile quickly passed into vernacular usage as a derogatory term, and fell out of professional use in the 20th century[11] in favor of mental retardation.

    Phrases "mental retardation", "mentally retarded", and "retarded" are subject to the euphemism treadmill: initially used in a medical manner, they gradually took on derogatory connotation, just as did earlier synonyms (for example, moron, imbecile, cretin, dolt and idiot, formerly used as scientific terms in the early 20th century), leading to a search for connotatively neutral replacements

Eventually some other word would replace retard anyways.

Nepotist  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pack the Supreme Court

That isn't packing the court, that's just them playing obstructionist politics

Nepotist  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pack the Supreme Court

I have a hard time getting behind this. How would the author like it if the GOP used this same tactic to stuff it with enough hardcore conservatives to overturn Roe v. Wade?

Nepotist  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 3, 2018

Awesome. Thanks to whoever!

Nepotist  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 3, 2018

I started trying to use the site again recently and was annoyed to find out I've lost my posting privileges. I understand they're trying to reduce the issues with spam, but there were a couple links I wanted to share but couldn't because of these issues. What does a guy need to do to get posting privileges again?

>no, you misunderstand. What I'm saying is that the bill he's talking about is not the bill he'd be un trouble because of. He'd be in trouble because he's endangering his student's safety and discriminating against them on the basis of gender identity. It's not a "free speech" thing, it's a "endangering the life of a minority" thing.

He's endangering his student's safety by refusing to use their preferred pronouns? No, he isn't. No one is being put in danger by being referred to as she when they identify as he. Please explain your logic behind the assertion that someone's life is being endangered when someone else refuses to use their preferred pronouns

> And regarding non-passing trans people like Muscato, you just use your best guess first (which if you're not sure of someone's gender, should be "they/them" for simplicity's sake), and then if you're corrected, use the corrected pronoun. Real fucking simple.

I brought up Muscato because Muscato, in addition to not passing, believes that some women have penises, and that "If you're bothered by this, you can suck my dick.". I can't link the tweet because apparently I'm supposed to be a "new user" now, but just search "muscato suck my dick" to find the tweet.

Do you honestly not see why some people have issues with people like this? If Muscato had taken one of Peterson's classes, do you not see how Peterson, or many other teachers, would have an issue with someone like that wanting to be referred to as "she"? How is Muscato's life being put in danger by someone refusing to refer to him as "she"?

I'm pretty sure that door has already been slammed. Multiple times. It seems like they keep re-opening the door just so they can tell us they're going to slam it again.

I remember when the Creationist Museum had just been built. I was stationed at Wright-Patt, and most of the guys in the office were talking about going down there as a fun office trip so we could laugh at the ridiculousness of it. There were even some Christians in the office, but when they heard that the museum was claiming that humans co-existed with dinosaurs, they were joking about it along with the rest of us.

Some part of me is praying that Q is a really crafty teenager, because this just seems like god-tier trolling at this point.

A one week delay is fair. It would have looked really bad for the GOP if they had gone through with the vote without at least that, though I wouldn't expect any more.

This whole thing has been a shitshow. Unless the FBI finds something noteworthy, it's likely Kavanaugh gets voted through at the end of the week. But there likely won't be any findings that prove his innocence or guilt (what could they really find?), so you're going to have a body of people who are sure of his guilt, and another body that is sure of his innocence and how it was some political smear job, which I guess would Brett Kavanaugh the new Clarence Thomas. I wonder if allegations of this nature are going to become more or less common?

If he lied under oath to congress about his behavior, then at the very least he should be ineligible for a Supreme Court position. The question, however is whether or not he actually lied.

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