Politics Thread 5

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:34 am

It really is the peak of rage-inducing television. I have to avoid watching it because otherwise I'm guaranteed to go to bed angry.

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by BID0 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:51 am

Yeh Question Time is poor. It gives a voice to people talking nonsense in the name of "fairness". These voices aren't challenged or fact checked at all :fp:

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by Errkal » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:24 am

We have to let the racists talk its freedom of speech.........

No strawberry float we don't they are racist and disgusting they should get no voice because their hate filled bullshit goes against decency.

Errm sorry why is it racist to talk about immigration, we really need to talk it it

No strawberry float we don't it's all we banana spliting talk about, the issue you racist banana splits have is we aren't saying hey look dark people and people tat talk funny let's round them up and shop them out.

strawberry float off. Gammon banana splits.

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by Drumstick » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:42 am

What grates with me is that this is typically from the generation that have had everything their way for decades but the slightest hint of change is rebelled against. They seem to believe that the country should be run to best suit them and only them, not everyone.

They also get quite angry at being called gammons yet 'generation snowflake' is apparently fair game. What?

The same generation that own most of the domestic properties in the land but simultaneously complain about all the new houses being built whilst getting rich off younger generations by charging extortionate and immoral levels of rent. All whilst criticising younger generations for staying at home later and later.

One man should not have this much power in this game. Luckily I'm not an ordinary man.
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by Moggy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:02 am

Drumstick wrote:They also get quite angry at being called gammons yet 'generation snowflake' is apparently fair game. What?


They argue that gammon is a racist term because it only refers to white men. :lol:

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by Grumpy David » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:55 am

Igor wrote:I cannot stand Question Time anymore, the absolute moronic braying audience gets on my nerves.

'Let's not forget who was in charge when the financial crash happened.'

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George The Poet (who?) was strawberry floating terrible on it. :fp:

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by Meep » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:32 am

I don't watch Question Time any more as sheer stupidity of the audience gives me a headache.

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by Vermilion » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:34 pm

Drumstick wrote:They also get quite angry at being called gammons yet 'generation snowflake' is apparently fair game. What?


Trouble is, for every 'gammon' having a hissy fit about something, there's a 'snowflake' having a strop about something else.

Seems to me that there's just far too much whingeing from all generations at the moment.

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by lex-man » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:00 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Drumstick wrote:They also get quite angry at being called gammons yet 'generation snowflake' is apparently fair game. What?


Trouble is, for every 'gammon' having a hissy fit about something, there's a 'snowflake' having a strop about something else.

Seems to me that there's just far too much whingeing from all generations at the moment.


The problem with the Gammon is that they're hypocrites. They bang on about PC language being awful and people should just get used to being insulted but as soon as anything gets aimed at them, it's unfair and racist and needs to stop. At least in principle the 'snowflakes' are against throwing this kind of language around.

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by Winckle » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:14 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Drumstick wrote:They also get quite angry at being called gammons yet 'generation snowflake' is apparently fair game. What?


Trouble is, for every 'gammon' having a hissy fit about something, there's a 'snowflake' having a strop about something else.

Seems to me that there's just far too much whingeing from all generations at the moment.


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by Moggy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:15 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Drumstick wrote:They also get quite angry at being called gammons yet 'generation snowflake' is apparently fair game. What?


Trouble is, for every 'gammon' having a hissy fit about something, there's a 'snowflake' having a strop about something else.

Seems to me that there's just far too much whingeing from all generations at the moment.


There’s a vast difference between the gammon “send ‘em all home!” and the snowflake “treat people equally”.

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by DML » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:22 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Drumstick wrote:They also get quite angry at being called gammons yet 'generation snowflake' is apparently fair game. What?


Trouble is, for every 'gammon' having a hissy fit about something, there's a 'snowflake' having a strop about something else.

Seems to me that there's just far too much whingeing from all generations at the moment.


So theres this thing called false equivalency...

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by Vermilion » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:23 pm

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Well he couldn't have been that wise if he felt the need to start throwing around insults.

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by Moggy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:38 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Winckle wrote:


Well he couldn't have been that wise if he felt the need to start throwing around insults.


Plenty of wise people use insults and swearing. Sometimes it is the only way to make a point to the hard of thinking.

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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:03 pm

I do love how Millennials are the root of all evil at the moment for the generations above us. And yet I'm sure the Baby Boomers had the same issues with Generation X, and the "Greatest Generation" had the same problems with the Baby Boomers...

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by Vermilion » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:40 pm

Moggy wrote:Plenty of wise people use insults and swearing. Sometimes it is the only way to make a point to the hard of thinking.


Even though all it succeeds in doing is highlighting their own lack of verbal skills?

People across the whole political spectrum know that once someone stoops to that level, then they've lost the argument (regardless of topic) by default.

It's like when someone invokes Godwin's Law.

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by Moggy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:31 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:Plenty of wise people use insults and swearing. Sometimes it is the only way to make a point to the hard of thinking.


Even though all it succeeds in doing is highlighting their own lack of verbal skills?

People across the whole political spectrum know that once someone stoops to that level, then they've lost the argument (regardless of topic) by default.

It's like when someone invokes Godwin's Law.


Godwin’s law doesn’t automatically lose an argument. Godwin’s law just says any online argument will end up with somebody comparing something to the Nazis. It doesn’t say that comparison is wrong.

Swearing/insulting doesn’t show a lack of verbal skills either. Not using words doesn’t mean somebody has a larger vocabulary.

It’s rather ironic when somebody complains about “snowflakes” and only to clutch their pearls at the merest hint of an insult/swearing.

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by DML » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:40 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:Plenty of wise people use insults and swearing. Sometimes it is the only way to make a point to the hard of thinking.


Even though all it succeeds in doing is highlighting their own lack of verbal skills?

People across the whole political spectrum know that once someone stoops to that level, then they've lost the argument (regardless of topic) by default.

It's like when someone invokes Godwin's Law.


I would hate speaking this much nonsense. Christ.

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by Knoyleo » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:14 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:Plenty of wise people use insults and swearing. Sometimes it is the only way to make a point to the hard of thinking.


Even though all it succeeds in doing is highlighting their own lack of verbal skills?

People across the whole political spectrum know that once someone stoops to that level, then they've lost the argument (regardless of topic) by default.

It's like when someone invokes Godwin's Law.

You're really taking a dril tweet to heart, huh?

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PostRe: Politics Thread 5
by BID0 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:36 pm

There have been studies that have shown that swearing may in fact display a more rather than less intelligent use of language skills. The whole swearing is for stupid people isn’t necessarily true


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