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#310780 - 02/06/19 08:04 PM Re: Political Correctness wrong amok [Re: pdx rick]
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I'm A+.... actually, he's AB, same as mom.

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#310783 - 02/07/19 09:23 AM Re: Political Correctness wrong amok [Re: pdx rick]
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>Brother is AB

Oh oh. Hate to tell you this but for dad to test as O, he had to be OO. To make you, mom contributed an A and dad contributed an O, so you are AO. To make your brother, mom contributed either A or B and somebody contributed B or A. Somebody who did not have a blood type of O. Are you sure about those blood types? Maybe they used a sperm donor.

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#310855 - 02/11/19 06:22 PM Re: Political Correctness wrong amok [Re: pdx rick]
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I could be wrong about blood types. Fertility was not an issue in my family. I have 5 siblings. I don't remember everyone's blood types, only that I am A+ and he's something else. Although, we always joked that he looked so different...

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#310862 - 02/11/19 08:03 PM Re: Political Correctness wrong amok [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I could be wrong about blood types.


I'm sure that's the case. He's probably BO. Didn't mean to cast doubt about you sibling's parenthood.

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#310863 - 02/11/19 08:30 PM Re: Political Correctness wrong amok [Re: Ujest Shurly]
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Originally Posted By: Ujest Shurly
In the 80's blackface was frowned upon almost as much as it is now. The only difference is people are now being called on it. I remember it being brought up in race relations classes.


True but in Virginia frat boy world, they didn't give two feces who frowned, and they didn't care about race relations classes either, especially if the "frat" (or equivalent) was a military academy in Virginia.
Personal firsthand experience from the late 60's and early 70's because I was in that world for a while, and I doubt that frats and the military schools changed all that much a few years later.

Blackface, n***ger jokes, all that stuff was indeed a rite of passage if you wanted to be accepted into certain elite circles.
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#310865 - 02/11/19 09:09 PM Re: Political Correctness wrong amok [Re: Greger]
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The governor never wore the sort of blackface in the year book.
Apparently he was quite the dancer in his day though, and once darkened his face for a Michael Jackson dance routine.

Michael Jackeson lightened his face for the same routine.


MJ had vitiligo, compounded by a profound case of body dysmorphia which triggered an addiction to plastic surgery.

Much more complex than just lightening his skin for his routine.
His skin was cow-patched in quite a few areas.
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#310866 - 02/11/19 09:14 PM Re: Political Correctness wrong amok [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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the thin line between criticizing Israel and being labeled anti-Semitic (WaPo, subscription, opinion). I, frankly, see nothing wrong, inaccurate, or anti-semitic about her tweets, and those making the accusations are the worst offenders (and are probably being racists themselves in doing so). AIPAC has spent MILLIONS in aggressive lobbying of Congress, and imposing a Jewish purity test, yet there is strong opposition in Israel itself to the policies promoted by the Netanyahu government, such as expropriation of Palestinian property to build illegal settlements. It IS about the Benjamins... including Netanyahu.

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#310879 - 02/12/19 03:38 PM Re: Political Correctness run amok [Re: NW Ponderer]
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In the past I've been attacked for breathing criticism of Israel, or, more precisely, the Israeli government. I've asserted that its use of chemicals could be war crimes, or not. I've complained about oppressive tactics, walls, economic tyranny, and continuous violations of international law. I'm sympathetic to the plight of Palestinians. I'm also sympathetic to the tension between democratic principles, and the demographic realities that threaten Israel's status as a "Jewish state" - you can guess which side of that particular equation I fall on. And, I understand the tropes and stereotypes that are offensive to the Jewish diaspora, as, literally, "many of my friends are Jewish." But...

I think the harsh condemnation of Representative Omar has an obvious, racial, ethnic, and political source. She's Somali, has dark skin, wears a hijab as a faithful Muslim, and is liberal. The condemnation is overwhelmingly coming from white, conservative, Christian (and Jewish) quarters. How is this so? Because she mentioned the influence of money. She's not wrong, by the way. But you can't mention money in any discussion that also includes anything remotely touching anything Jewish, especially if you happen to be Muslim. Or non-white.

Let me ask this, though: does anyone not think that Sheldon Adelson has an outsized influence in conservative politics? Is it because he is Jewish, or because of his Benjamins?

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#310880 - 02/12/19 07:04 PM Re: Political Correctness run amok [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Israel sucks, okay? I think we can all agree on that.

The Israelites elected Netanyahu and have kept him in power. Far as I'm concerned he's just another Donald Trump and the Israelis are Yiddish MAGA hat wearing dupes, racist, bigots, and generally assh*les. Some of them are probably good people.

I see too little difference between Nazi Germany and Modern Israel for it to make a difference to me. The regime is racist, apartheid, and practicing genocide.

But seriously, I got nothing against Jews.
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#310881 - 02/12/19 07:17 PM Re: Political Correctness run amok [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Oh...the Adelson question. It's the money. It's always about the money.

That disgusting old fart will be gone in just a few years along with a bunch of his mega-donor cronies.
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