I gotta be honest this story, the way the media and all the like has acted, has really irritated me. Add this in with the Kavenaugh BS during the hearings.....it reminds me of the Duke Lacrosse nonsense.
I lean right. But Ive always tried to remain open minded.
The pendulum has swung to far. Shiit aint cool man. Its not about who wins some stupid Geek Club thread or anything. Its getting out of hand.
And lets dive even further into this topic. Somebody stop me if I am wrong.
In nature, aren't the following most always true for animals (especially mammals)?
1. The male has an internal, natural drive to spread his seed to as many females as possible to reproduce his species.
2. The female is much more picky. Letting the males fight it out while selecting the "best" male to reproduce with to ensure the better seeds are reproduced.
Isn't this Biology? aka Science?
ETA: Point being, obviously humans are more evolved than other species, however it seems the pendulum has swung so far (as this ad demonstrates) that it actually tries to imply being just a natural male and all the biology associated is somehow wrong. Little boys roughhousing in the backyard is NOT learned behavior, its innate. That tingly feeling you get and the natural urge to seek female attention is NOT learned behavior, its innate. Simply put, shiits gone to far, so far its against basic biology.
Things good in the commercial
1. The man putting his hand on the women and overstepping his bounds trying to talk "for her" in the office meeting.
2. Stopping the teenage kids from bullying other kids
3. And obviously any sexual assault, speaking up, etc.
Weird things in the commercial
1. The two little boys wrasslin in the backyard is somehow "bad".
2. The dude simply flirting with the female and being stopped as if he can't speak to her at all.
3. The blatant "white male bad" casting angle in the advertisement.
Is this not a common sense reaction for any red blooded, logical, American male who watched the commercial?
Lego's was my first thought. Movies and Bowling also.......
Over the Holiday Break it was raining and my kids were bored so I taught them how to make paper airplanes. We had a blast for hours. I got online and looked up how to make different ones. We had fighter jets, crop dusters, all sorts of planes. My little 6 year old got out the crayons and was coloring them, drawing windows and pilots in the window, flames on the wings, etc.
It was embarrassing to be an American. Pelosi and Schumer were creepy (that is a good word for it). They were responding to Darth Trump who needs a teleprompter to prevent him from having diarrhea of the mouth.
It seems like no one is knowledgeable and passionate enough about their stance that they can actually speak naturally and intelligently. Depressing.
100 percent agree.
Which is why I try and shut out all the noise and just look at the legislation itself. I dont care how its spun, how its sold, yadda yadda.
If a reasonable person shut off their social media, turned off the TV and read what the 5B was going towards and why, theyd nod their heads yes.
Shii, I've already said repeatedly I'm not opposed to the wall.
But it doesn't matter how useful or necessary something is, if you're selling it and packing it in bullshiit, people aren't buying.
Wait, hold on here.
So you and MDC aren't against "The Wall" per se, which is 5.9 Billion in the 2019 Budget going to Walls, more border agents, and other infrastructure to curtail illegal immigration. You are just against how it's sold? The branding of it?
They aren't "selling" it well so its okay to hold up the budget being passed based on you not liking how its branded even though the actual factual line item is okay.
I bet you buy socks and jogging pants at Nordstrom too. They got cool commercials.
What if I told you that out of the 5.9 Billion in the Budget for "The Wall" that's really all split out between..... yes a physical wall in certain places. But its also provisioned for updating broken fencing or building infrastructure like bridges to help Border Agents in their jobs. A portion is also provisioned to simply add more border agents.
Trump calls it "The Wall" so he can beat his chest and say he is "Winning!@#!" and that he "Keeps his promises!@#!"
The Pelosi and Shumer Dems are calling it "The Wall" so they can call it immoral and an outrage!@#! so they can keep Trump from winning these weird political points, and maybe some for themselves.
It's all a Washington game.........and you scmucks sit here all day arguing about it.
But in the end, the 5.9B makes sense. If you just look at the budget on face value. And its ridiculous to not pass it on this one thing and this alone.
Let's back up a minute. What is government and taxes?
A group of people, or a group of families live in a community. That community needs some semblance of laws of the land. That society also needs leaders to pull together resources to do things the individual cannot really do themselves. So they all chip in a portion of their assets for the greater good of the community.
Whats the first thing you spend that money (taxpayer funds) on? Common sense here people.....when putting together a "society".
1. First and Foremost, protection of the community aka Defense & Security of the community and its borders.
2. Enforcing the laws and public service aka Police, Fire and EMS.
3. Infrastructure for the community: Roads, Bridges, etc.
That's lthe three things in order a community of people do. That's what you spend money and resources on first.
Has anyone actually looked AT the 2019 Federal Budget and all the shit that's in it? And 5.9 Billion for border security is the linchpin that is holding this up?
5.9 Billion in a Trillion Dollar Federal Budget for Border Security aka "The Wall" is peanuts.
Things in past Federal Budgets:
A total of $3 million has been granted to researchers at the University of California at Irvine so that they can play video games such as World of Warcraft. The goal of this "video game research" is reportedly to study how "emerging forms of communication, including multiplayer computer games
The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the University of New Hampshire $700,000 this year to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows
Almost unbelievably, the National Institutes of Health was given $800,000 in "stimulus funds" to study the impact of a "genital-washing program" on men in South Africa.
Thats just three that were sort of funny to post. Mind you 42 Billion was spent in 2017 in Foreign Aid.
And we are here sitting here with a straight face saying 5B for border security is somehow absurd.
I feel like you guys are just blowing in the wind, I'm here to help. Attached is the actual .PDF version of the National Budget approved by the House and the President. The first part is the overarching message from the POTUS. Worth the read to be informed.