The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by sophie » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:21 pm

Another great entry for the "Shoot self in foot" category:

https://www.popsci.com/new-york-city-ba ... t-vehicles
The New York City Council voted on Wednesday on a group of bills related to ride-hailing, one of which pauses the issuances of new licenses for vehicles that operate for-hire. That means that Uber and Lyft and other companies won’t be able to expand with new cars in the city, because—unlike in other cities where Uber and their ilk operate—those vehicles must be licensed by New York City’s Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC).
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The bills also have a powerful proponent—New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. He wrote on Twitter on Wednesday: “Our city is directly confronting a crisis that is driving working New Yorkers into poverty and our streets into gridlock. The unchecked growth of app-based for-hire vehicle companies has demanded action – and now we have it.”
So, Mr. DeBlasio and Mr. Holden. Have you actually paused, during your nice relaxing limo commute courtesy of NYC taxpayers, to consider how many of the people voting for you rely on rideshare apps? and might just be ticked off when they hear about this?
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Kriegsspiel » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:14 pm

dualstow wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:50 am
Maddy wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:14 am
dualstow wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:40 am
The term y'all is growing in popularity in the north, and I've heard it spoken outside the U.S. too.
Well there's y'a'll, which is appropriate when addressing two or three, but when addressing a group, I believe the proper term is "all y'all."
Ha. I don't know if I would ever call that "proper" (nor improper), but of course that is very common. Or, if you're just being funny, just skip everything I wrote after "Ha."
She was indeed being serious, although there is of course the rule where in the negative use, you would drop the 'all' and just use 'ya'll'. For instance, "I AIN'T TAKIN SHIT FROM NONE OF YA'LL!"
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Kbg » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:16 pm

Y’all and all y’all are awesome. However, my favorite southern saying is “bless their hearts” or “bless their little hearts” meaning they are so deluded/stupid it’s sad. Useage in this thread: AOC, why bless her little heart. :)
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Post by dualstow » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:59 pm

ipo today
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:11 pm

I guess, technically, that is a swimsuit. They're still ruining it, though.
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Post by dualstow » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:18 pm

That’s where I saw it, actually. The only Imam I’ve ever loved. ❤️❤️❤️

He also once asked why “we (Muslims) make our women dress like parachutes” when they work out and play outside.
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Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu May 02, 2019 7:28 am

"You know ladies, with technology the way it is, we wouldn't have an abortion problem if we applied a plan. Now, I've been told it's a bit radical, but if we allowed men to be castrated, took the sperm to the bank, collected tax dollars on it for storage, then when it's time, to have the man decide he's ready to begin a family.... well then problem is solved!"

- Rep. Pappas, D-IL
Hoax or real? It's getting harder to tell. ::)
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Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:28 am
"You know ladies, with technology the way it is, we wouldn't have an abortion problem if we applied a plan. Now, I've been told it's a bit radical, but if we allowed men to be castrated, took the sperm to the bank, collected tax dollars on it for storage, then when it's time, to have the man decide he's ready to begin a family.... well then problem is solved!"

- Rep. Pappas, D-IL
Hoax or real? It's getting harder to tell. ::)
You know it's real because they want to tax it. :P
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Kriegsspiel » Thu May 16, 2019 9:58 pm

sophie wrote:
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I've wondered what effect the transgender craze will have on Olympic women's competition. If a (former) man could get classified as a women, he'd have a huge advantage in most sports, everything from skiing to running to figure skating. I'd be surprised if no one's figured that out yet. I can't wait to see what happens the first time a transgender wins a gold medal in a women's competition.
They take it away (not in the Olympics, but in powerlifting):
News of the transgender lifter who broke female records began circulating, and just a couple of days later, Gregory was stripped of her titles and barred from competing as a woman.

“She put down female. Clearly, she’s not a female,” said Paul Bossi, 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation’s president. “Not biologically anyways.

“In our rules, we go by biological,” he said. “According to the rules, she can only lift in the men’s division. … I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings but I have to follow the rules.”

He said Gregory never volunteered that she was transgender and event organizers didn’t confirm she’d competed in the wrong category until a post-match drug test was administered.

“We could’ve rectified a lot of this prior had we known,” Bossi said. “In a way, we felt like we were duped.”
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Gregory’s shoulders dropped slightly this week, when she talked about the criticism she’s faced. It’s mostly rooted in ignorance, she said, people who assume because she was born a man
and then spent the next 43 years as a male...
that she’s naturally stronger and holds an unfair advantage over female competitors.
LOL.

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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by pugchief » Tue May 21, 2019 12:34 pm

Oprah called out for not paying off students' loan debt
Oprah Winfrey responded Monday to an Instagram user who called out the billionaire mogul for not paying off student loans after her commencement speech at Colorado College, in an apparent comparison to investor Robert Smith's now-famous gesture at Morehouse College. The Queen of Talk was told that she “should have paid off their student debt,” and swiftly responded, pointing out her multimillion-dollar donations through the years to help university students.
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Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Post by Xan » Tue May 21, 2019 12:41 pm

What about the Morehouse students who worked their tails off in order to start their post-college lives with little or no debt? Do they get anything? (Are there any?) Or what about the ones who didn't go to Morehouse because they didn't want to take on debt?

It's a very generous gift, and any complaining about it falls into "Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard" territory. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s ... ersion=ESV

So as a gift, it's very generous, end of story. As some kind of social policy, or "what we should be doing", it's very, very dangerous.
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