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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    But by your own account, she's a racist so you are invested enough to label her as such, correct?

    Liberals often accuse Trump of being a racist even in the absence of any proof. It does not take proof for libs to get hot and bothered, all it takes is unfounded suspicion of racism.
    So being a birther, faced a federal lawsuit for not renting to black, the Central Park 5, saying blacks are stupid and lazy isn't racist is your book???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    I was thinking about Rosanne, and the various things I have learned from our discussions here, and I can't help but feel, even though she was wrong, like the punishment may have not fit the crime.

    In part, because this one tweet does not constitute everything that she is. Also, because its ugliness makes us want to take immediate action. So we end up killing her show, firing hundreds of people, and losing something that millions of people enjoyed.

    Some of things I read here include her wanting to have a black girlfriend for her white child, her wanting to have a gay character (which I guess the request was turned down), and stuff like that. She also partners with black people, like Wanda Sykes. So it does not feel like hate black people in general, but perhaps she just hates liberals in politics and gets stupid when trying to insult them.

    The internet is always a lynch mob when it comes to justice. So, it makes me think that even though she was wrong, and stupid too, perhaps all that happened was more than needed to.

    Interested in your thoughts.
    Amy Meks is a better example. She's on Twitter. From what I understand, she posts a lot of anti-Muslim stuff. Or maybe it's not. I haven't looked. But some douchebag reporter on Twitter decided to dox her. So now her family is being harassed by cowards hiding behind their keyboards. And that same douchebag reporter contacted her husband's employer and got him fired.
    You don't have to agree with what Meks was saying to find this kind of thing frightening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    Because the ones who claim Roseanne is racist support Bill Maher.
    You do know that Trump sued Maher for comparing him to an orange orangutan and lost that suit right?

    Because it's a JOKE. Shame people can't tell the difference between real racism and a joke.

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    I'm not as worried about celebrities as I am when internet outrage mobs go after ordinary people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    I'm not as worried about celebrities as I am when internet outrage mobs go after ordinary people.
    Oh you mean like the people who said Bee and her husband were racist's and the said the most vile things about the Parkland kids? Muslims, Jew's, Black and Hispanic people?

    Do you even read some of the comments made on this board?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    You do know that Trump sued Maher for comparing him to an orange orangutan and lost that suit right?

    Because it's a JOKE. Shame people can't tell the difference between real racism and a joke.
    Define racism then!

    Yes I know, only Trump took action, the racists laughed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Oh you mean like the people who said Bee and her husband were racist's and the said the most vile things about the Parkland kids? Muslims, Jew's, Black and Hispanic people?

    Do you even read some of the comments made on this board?
    Oh ok. Bee and her husband aren't racist. They just didn't want their kids to have to go to school with black kids.

    Now want to bring it back to the topic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    Define racism then!

    Yes I know, only Trump took action, the racists laughed.
    If you "need" an definition of racism, then I can't help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    Define racism then!

    Yes I know, only Trump took action, the racists laughed.
    Define pornography.

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    I find comfort in this.

    To “journalists” and verified accounts that have taken up doxxing as a new hobby, you do realize there’s a whole community of people that don’t take kindly to that right? They’re not politically driven either, just smart AF and much, much better at it than you. Anyway, good luck.
    https://twitter.com/almostjingo/stat...62626625966080

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