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Jussie Smollett attack

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by TheresTheDagger, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. dachuda86

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    He reportedly paid them so he is a job creator.
     
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    I get the basic premise of giving trust to the alleged victim. But, there was a political aspect to all this with the reference to MAGA. And once the underlying facts came out to be so suspicious (he wore the noose for 2 hours, none of the numerous cameras could support, etc), maybe the better course is to show restraint both ways (don't blame the alleged victim, don't trumpet hate crime) until more is known.

    I haven't figured out the timing of the Booker and Harris statements so maybe their statements came out before there was any real feel of suspicion about the story.

    Also, folks on here were pretty restrained about waiting to hear the facts.

    I do think that it is a stretch to turn around and try and use this to attack Trumpers for their reaction to it.
     
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    most comedians would be terrified to make a joke like this; not Chapelle

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    It must be devastating that smart people think a certain way .. and you think another.

    https://www.gatesnotes.com/2019-Annual-Letter

    The first topic - and clearly one of the pressing issues in the world today.

    Empowering women is the way to combat overpopulation. Don't be intimidated by bold solutions because they don't fit your narrow view .
     
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    This is America... in 2019....

    I love how broadcast journalists are trying to frame stories and show us how to respond.
     
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    Ppl who blame Trump and Pence for this should at least acknowledge it was rash.

    And they should be angry at Smollet for this, not MAGA, gop, etc.

    Do liberals here think Smollet was wrong to do this? Or does the political end to foster hate towards Gop make it justified?

    He probably did it for his career moreso than anything. The SJW was icing on the cake.
     
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    If the reports are accurate that he staged this whole thing, then of course I think he was wrong to do this. Has anyone suggested otherwise? If that’s what happened then he’s either mentally ill, or just a really big piece of ****.
     
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    Since trump lost the popular vote, can trump supporters claim minority status?
     
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    I have read enough of your posts, both tone and content, that linking to Gates' Annual Letter doesn't really do it for me. Hey, I could be wrong, but it appears to me that each of you is coming from very different places.

    If I thought you were legitimately concerned about women's rights and the need for access to birth control and not using those things as a pretext for other issues, I would be with you.

    But I can't read your mind. Maybe you are coming from a good place. My overall impression from what I can recall of your prior posts gives me a different view. My bad if I'm wrong. If I'm right, well, nothing I say is really going to make a difference.
     
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    I thought that story would dominate the news for months. I air balled that prediction.
     
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    I got this video of white cops shooting black people for sport. Should I post that as well?
     
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    Please do!
     
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    He cites being called THE N WORD during his attack — because it is hateful speech — however, he feels confident enough to call other people THE N WORD on Twitter.

    I don’t feel one bit of sorrow for this piece of garbage. Maybe this piece of **** got what he deserved.
     
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    liberals are nuts

    i cant believe i was once on the same side as these psychos

    kamala harris said this a was an attempted "lynching"

    is there anything the left wont try to make trump look bad.

    trump 2020 all day
     
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    the left is againist freedom of speech
     
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    One of the comments indicated that the facebook ban was false.

    So, I looked at Jussie's FB site, and there are a lot of posts saying "liar" or "fraud alert" so if FB is trying to censor this, they aren't doing a very good job.
     
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