The outrage over the lion speaks more to Americans double standards about which animals are off limits for being killed/eaten. Rubio trying to tie this in with abortion only really confirms that someone stupid enough to make that connection shouldn't be anywhere near the White House.
His comment and elaboration about Newton coming into this situation with only 1 year of D1 football echo what others have been saying to the impatient buffoons here for years. It's been a tough 4 years for Cam. But it has made him a better quarterback. To think, at one point some fans actually entertained the possibility that Gettleman was going to trade him, lol.
Let's not bother with the double standard moral high ground angle. If I'm being dismissive of you, you're being just as dismissive of me. You keep bringing up the 2014 election trying desperately to give yourself a win. Republicans, and Democrats have been doing that see saw act for years now. I'm talking about the Presidential Election, a completely different ball game. Also, in your claims of hemorrhaging white voters, you do realize that this is not the 1950's anymore, yes? White voters are not the end all be all for the Presidential election. Democrats understand this, Republicans not so much (which is why they can't get back into the White House). Which is what I've been trying to get across to you, though you just refuse to remotely accept the possibility.
When did the punishment for "doing something they shouldn't be", or "causing issues" become immediate execution in the street? I think the family of Jonathan Ferrell (just one of many) would strongly disagree with that sort of warped mindset.
I think you missed the point I was making about diversity. It's nothing but a mirage. Few of them actually stand a chance in getting the nomination. You're only kidding yourself in believing otherwise. You can spout off all this other nonsense, but what it boils down to is this. A rich white idiot like Donald Trump can come out and make blatantly bigoted comments about immigrants, and immediately resonate with the Republican base. That is the sort of rhetoric it is going to take to get Republican votes when it matters. It's one thing to say nice things in June, or July. But when it comes time for the election, and they have to actually try to get Republican votes (IE White Conservative straight religious males, who needs women, gays, or minorities), we both know how that is going to play out. As it always has. Where are you getting this from that Democrats are "hemorrhaging white voters", and "losing ground among other minorities"? lol. Even if that were the case, all we have to do is wait on a Republican to make their monthly bigoted comments, and there you are again right back to square one. You can practically set your watch to it. If Republicans were truly confident about bringing in minority votes, they wouldn't need these voter ID laws which are blatantly aimed at curbing voting from the poor, and minorities. But it really only matters where the true heart of the party lies. It can be plainly seen in the legislation they peddle.
Well if that's the way you look at it you're gonna be pretty miserable. To each his own. The Browns, and Raiders have been pure ass for decades. We only became the Hornets last year. The Bobcats were poo from the beginning to the end. I look at it as a fresh start. The disparity in the NBA isn't a problem with just Charlotte though. There are way too many bottom feeder teams. That speaks to a larger problem with the talent pool, which goes back to the stupid draft lottery.
It's one thing to appear diverse, quite another to actually practice it. Those "diverse" candidates don't have a snowballs chance in hell of actually getting any votes unless they pander to the extreme Republican base. Which means things like immigration, abortion, gay marriage, religion, all have to be carefully followed to align with that, even if that means displaying blatantly xenophobic attitudes. Otherwise, it's adios. Meanwhile, good luck getting minorities to buy into that crap while they are alienated at every turn. The Conservative white male vote isn't going to be enough to get into the White House.
Well it's been all over the local news, and we discussed it back when it happened over a year ago, so I figured you would at least be familiar with it. Anyways, that was just one example. There are numerous other examples where officers went on to not even face charges at all. That is what is truly disgusting.
Oh I definitely expect our defense to be improved off those departures alone. When you factor in the additions we've made, if we aren't improved, someone needs to be fired. But as for best ever talk, I'm sober at the moment, so I'll need to work that in gradually.
Problem is, there are so many of them, and those extreme individuals are actual people who exist within or society unfortunately. You can't just casually dismiss that. Or actually you can, I'm forgetting who I'm quoting. You would rather create threads about those bad rioters than talk about the white racists right in front of you.