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Cortez Saves Comedy

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posted on Dec, 11 2018 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck

I think the hard part is getting the people with a seat at the table that can effect change to admit there is a problem. Right now, they don't. She seems to be one of the few. Sanders does it as well. And, to some degree, Paul does too.

Point being: the status quo is what is desired by the people that are elected (and the lobbyists who fund them). In fact, lobbying is a great example. We are all aware that campaign finance and lobbying is the biggest issue facing liberty in the US. We've all agreed for more than a generation. Yet...here we are.




posted on Dec, 11 2018 @ 01:22 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan

Why? because the majority among us are morons.

Are you on social media? Do you not see the stuff people you otherwise thought of average intelligence say? I've become so annoyed by how stupid people in general are that I don't really interact with anyone anymore. Its just less stress, and I'd rather spend my time in endeavors that enrich me. Talking with morons doesn't do anything but enrich them.

its real simple: get folks with audiences to promote your message, and the idiots amongst them will guide the outcome of elections.


This is why I don't get too upset...we deserve what we get. The only thing I can do is take care of myself and family no matter what idiots are in office.

There is a little evil streak in me that wants to see Cortez as President...lol

Its like the French that vote for an extreme socialism style Government and when they get it they realize they can not afford it even with high taxes, so a 25c increase in gas prices turns into massive riots blaming all their problems on the rich and Government...lol And in the end THEY are the problem for voting for the problem in the first place.

Hell let them vote in a person who will tax the rich 99% and offer free ice cream for everyone...




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posted on Dec, 11 2018 @ 07:09 PM
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posted on Dec, 11 2018 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

I think everyone in Washington is full aware there is a problem... what we need is people in there who can (and will) fix the problems. I simply cannot go along with the "do something even if it's wrong" crowd. That's my concern with both Bernie and Cortez.

TheRedneck



posted on Dec, 11 2018 @ 08:57 PM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: TheRedneck




So, to everyone complaining about how terrible conservatives are for mercilessly berating Cortez... just hush.


Berating would be a whole flight of stairs up from what you are doing, and by the way, mockery and comedy are not the same. A joke is not the same as a deceptive lie. Putting words in one's mouth, which is something you have a habit of doing, attributing quotes to someone that never spoke those words, is deception. Allowing people to believe that your mockery is justified by serious infractions of logic, is blatantly lying to demean this person and their supporters.

If you have a problem with AOC politics, then address them, not some made up low IQ memes, that people are pulling from their arses!


So kind of what SNL does every week to everyone in the current administration under the guise of satire? Guess it’s only satire when making fun of the right, but outright bullying when doing the same to the left! Or kind of like free speech...only the left is afforded that right? And you wonder why most are fed up with liberals...



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 09:25 PM
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How have you been denied comedy? Answer that.

Also you basically have acknowledged that you have became no different from those who you oppose. All you are doing is pointing and saying "See! They do it too".

No leadership, just reaction. You're pathetic.



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 10:41 PM
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a reply to: C0bzz


How have you been denied comedy? Answer that.

It's in the first post in the thread.


No leadership, just reaction. You're pathetic.

Wait, I thought I was deplorable? You guys are going to give me whiplash...

TheRedneck



posted on Dec, 21 2018 @ 10:53 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: TheRedneck

I think the hard part is getting the people with a seat at the table that can effect change to admit there is a problem. Right now, they don't. She seems to be one of the few. Sanders does it as well. And, to some degree, Paul does too.

Point being: the status quo is what is desired by the people that are elected (and the lobbyists who fund them). In fact, lobbying is a great example. We are all aware that campaign finance and lobbying is the biggest issue facing liberty in the US. We've all agreed for more than a generation. Yet...here we are.


Something I learned at an early age was that lobbyist and their greed will eventually lead to our demise. Lobbyist have ruined our political structure from it's original intent. Politicians of today are bought and sold like trading cards.



posted on Dec, 22 2018 @ 01:55 AM
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a reply to: TheRedneck


It's in the first post in the thread.


Okay...:


We, and by we I mean those who hold a conservative outlook on life, have been denied comedy. We have lost all of the major comedic outlets... even Comedy Central is not very funny most of the time any more. Bill Maher is a political pundit now. The older comedians have either died off or retired early, probably because their brand of comedy would be considered 'offensive' in today's PC climate. Bill Cosby will die in prison. Jeff Foxworthy doesn't do much any more. Larry the Cable Guy really needs someone to play off of. That leaves who? Bill Engvall and Jeff Dunham... and they just do a special once a year or less.


It seems to me that many mainstream comedians no longer appeal to you, if they ever did, because you may be looking at the past through rose tinted lenses, because comedy has shifted, or because much mainstream (Hollywood) entertainment is pretty boring and inoffensive. That's not the same thing as being denied comedy. I'm sure you can use the internet to find and go see comedians that appeal to you and I'm sure you can find conservatives who do indeed live up to what you remember. Easily. However, it seems to me like you believe that all mainstream comedy somehow belongs to you, ad infinitum. It doesn't.

As a leftist, mainstream media doesn't appeal to me either and doesn't represent me at all. I'm okay with that, because I know I don't own comedy, I'm not insecure, and it's up to me to find comedy that I do enjoy (which I can).

The next point is that to say that PC culture has killed comedy is ridiculous. This guy is one of the biggest Australian comedians. "Seven Words You Can't Say On TV" doesn't even compare (almost fell asleep in the first two minutes, I had to turn it off). Note that in Australia, we have socialized healthcare too. But yes, maybe things are different in America.



And even if what you were saying was completely true, that comedy doesn't exist anymore, then that still doesn't make it okay to mercilessly berate a politician because she is "young and appears naive" and "seems clueless about life outside her life-bubble". Come on.

At least I can say that I mercilessly berate Trump and Trump supporters because I think they are dangerous and backward and often deny that I can exist. I don't mercilessly berate them because of comedy, because I feel I was denied comedy, or because I need to make comedy great again.


We're going to laugh at something... and since the PC culture took our comedy away, we're going to laugh at Cortez.


PC culture didn't take your culture away, you're just furiously angry and want to take that out on someone who probably doesn't deserve it.


So along comes this young upstart millennial named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She is young and appears naive, yet somehow she manages to primary a long-standing Representative.


Do you have a problem with young politicians? I say we need more young people in politics so that more young people are empowered, enfranchised, and represented. This should also improve faith in electoral institutions not just here, but abroad. If faith in our electoral institutions and government continues to degrade, then more and more people will begin to look for alternatives in both the extreme-left and extreme-right, or simply stop voting all-together.

Yes, if people are mercilessly berating someone because they are a young and naive politician, because they feel like comedy has been stolen from them, then they are pathetic and a deplorable.
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posted on Dec, 22 2018 @ 05:33 AM
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Unlike those who are constantly trying to equate their hatred for Trump with the laughter surrounding Cortez, I do not want the object of my jokes to fail. I have no interest in seeing Cortez impeached or in any way removed from office. I would actually oppose, vehemently, any attempt to so in any but the most extreme cases of sedition or similar serious crimes (which she has not committed to my knowledge). I want no investigations into her life. I want nothing at all to happen to her. The citizens of New York voted her in as their choice to be a leader; our way is to respect that choice.
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My name is FCD, and I endorse this message!



posted on Dec, 22 2018 @ 08:36 AM
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At least I can say that I mercilessly berate Trump and Trump supporters because I think they are dangerous and backward and often deny that I can exist. I don't mercilessly berate them because of comedy, because I feel I was denied comedy, or because I need to make comedy great again.

Perfect synopsis!

You berate Trump because you feel he's somehow dangerous and must be opposed at every turn. I poke fun at Cortez because she says things I think are hilarious. And somehow, you think that your actions are preferable to mine, since yours are based in hate and mine are based in humor.

Really? Think about that for a moment. Hate is preferable to humor.

TheRedneck




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