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Old 10-12-2020, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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Oh, look. An entire thread of victim-shaming. Nice.

It's also amazing to see how many will bend over backwards to defend "yinzing" as if being willfully socially ignorant is some sort of protected class from discrimination. It is not. Didn't we see this with Wendy Bell? Her freedom of speech was protected; the consequences she faced professionally and socially? Not protected from that.

Oh, and "what adult cries over being called names?" Plenty. I take numerous reports at work daily for middle-aged Pittsburghers who are complaining they are being called names by other middle-aged Pittsburghers---usually over parking chairs or Trump/Biden conflicts or "baby daddy's ex"-related drama. It's called "Harassment" (PA Criminal Statute 2709). Look it up. It's not acceptable to intimidate or bully others despite the fact that we now have a president who thinks it's fashionable to do so via Twitter.
Who’s defending the lady that used the terrible word?

You’re right. Our past President called people “clingers”. Many of us simply deferred to “sticks and stones” and didn’t let it bother us.
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Old 10-12-2020, 06:23 PM
gg
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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She's such an attention seeker.
Someone filed a false police report against me claiming that I assaulted them, because of a conservative symbol that I have in my yard. Conservatives are subject to being victims of hate too - it just doesn't make the news when it happens to us.
So true. I’ve been subject of ageism, racism and sexism from leftist as if it is okay. The double standard is amazing. The left sure has the media machine tied up.
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:36 PM
 
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Oh, look. An entire thread of victim-shaming. Nice.

It's also amazing to see how many will bend over backwards to defend "yinzing" as if being willfully socially ignorant is some sort of protected class from discrimination. It is not. Didn't we see this with Wendy Bell? Her freedom of speech was protected; the consequences she faced professionally and socially? Not protected from that.

Oh, and "what adult cries over being called names?" Plenty. I take numerous reports at work daily for middle-aged Pittsburghers who are complaining they are being called names by other middle-aged Pittsburghers---usually over parking chairs or Trump/Biden conflicts or "baby daddy's ex"-related drama. It's called "Harassment" (PA Criminal Statute 2709). Look it up. It's not acceptable to intimidate or bully others despite the fact that we now have a president who thinks it's fashionable to do so via Twitter.

Oh to be young again....
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:50 PM
gg
 
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Here is more on it. Goodness, they make such a HUGE deal out of one crazy person. It is amazing how sheltered some people actually live. Of course they are using this as some political gain, but that is the usual thing to do. I like them both for how nice they are of course and what they do in Braddock, but I do feel they are using this as some tool.

The way I have been treated by the left for being a white male is WAY more unbelievable than just some crazy lady. The only reason all this new racism is going on is because the left started using it against EVERYONE that voted for Trump and saying everyone that voted for him is a "racist!" EVERYONE! You talk about dividing a country!!!!!!! Thanks leftists! Geez!!

Anyway here is more.

https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-storie...PDOOQYEBIJXXM/
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Old 10-13-2020, 04:26 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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"H" got more votes than covid don, 'guy.
The Yankees scored more runs than the Pirates in the 1960 World Series. Which team won more games? Likewise, which presidential candidate won more states in 2016? Bottom line, running up the score in safe states is not a winning strategy for a presidential election.

And no, Donald Trump didn't win the presidency because of the 15 electoral votes in Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska and Wyoming. He won the presidency because of the 152 electoral votes in Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan and North Carolina. In fact, Trump won more of the 10 most populous states (seven) than the 10 least populous (five). Funny how Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska and Wyoming get all this **** for supposedly being overrepresented, but New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware and Vemont don't.

You know what else was a big factor in the 2016 election? Six states flipping from Democrat in 2008 and 2012 to Republican in 2016, and not a single state flipping from Republican to Democrat. In addition, 41 states voted more Republican in 2016 than 2012, and only nine states and the District of Columbia voted more Democrat.

Lastly, Trump won independent voters by six points in 2016. And no, independent voters haven't always leaned Republican. In fact, they preferred the Democrat in four out of five presidential elections from 1992-2008. Libya, Syria and the credibility of the Nobel Peace Prize aren't the only things Barack Obama destroyed. He also destroyed independent support for Democrats.

Obama won independent voters by eight points in 2008, and Trump won them by six in 2016, for a 14-point Republican gain from 2008-2016. By comparison, George W. Bush won independents by two points in 2000, and Obama won them by eight in 2008, for a 10-point Democrat gain from 2000-2008. Even in reelection, independents shifted from Bush +2 in 2000 to Kerry +1 in 2004, for a three-point Democrat gain after one term, while they shifted from Obama +8 in 2008 to Romney +5 in 2012, for a 13-point Republican gain after one term. As badly as Bush alienated independents, Obama was even worse in that regard.

As for the racist old bat who inspired this topic, she'd better repent for her own sake.
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Old 10-13-2020, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Wendy Bell’s Happy Place :)
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The Yankees scored more runs than the Pirates in the 1960 World Series. Which team won more games? Likewise, which presidential candidate won more states in 2016? Bottom line, running up the score in safe states is not a winning strategy for a presidential election.

And no, Donald Trump didn't win the presidency because of the 15 electoral votes in Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska and Wyoming. He won the presidency because of the 152 electoral votes in Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan and North Carolina. In fact, Trump won more of the 10 most populous states (seven) than the 10 least populous (five). Funny how Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska and Wyoming get all this **** for supposedly being overrepresented, but New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Delaware and Vemont don't.

You know what else was a big factor in the 2016 election? Six states flipping from Democrat in 2008 and 2012 to Republican in 2016, and not a single state flipping from Republican to Democrat. In addition, 41 states voted more Republican in 2016 than 2012, and only nine states and the District of Columbia voted more Democrat.

Lastly, Trump won independent voters by six points in 2016. And no, independent voters haven't always leaned Republican. In fact, they preferred the Democrat in four out of five presidential elections from 1992-2008. Libya, Syria and the credibility of the Nobel Peace Prize aren't the only things Barack Obama destroyed. He also destroyed independent support for Democrats.

Obama won independent voters by eight points in 2008, and Trump won them by six in 2016, for a 14-point Republican gain from 2008-2016. By comparison, George W. Bush won independents by two points in 2000, and Obama won them by eight in 2008, for a 10-point Democrat gain from 2000-2008. Even in reelection, independents shifted from Bush +2 in 2000 to Kerry +1 in 2004, for a three-point Democrat gain after one term, while they shifted from Obama +8 in 2008 to Romney +5 in 2012, for a 13-point Republican gain after one term. As badly as Bush alienated independents, Obama was even worse in that regard.

As for the racist old bat who inspired this topic, she'd better repent for her own sake.
Independent voters broke for trump not because they liked him, but because he wasn’t Hillary. It was the last minute undecided independent voters that were captured in the polls that went for Trump in a landslide. Handing him the electoral college with 80,000 votes between 3 states. A razor thin electoral college victory.

2020 is going to be much different. Trump is going to get wiped out and so are most of the Republican senators and elected officials that stood by and did nothing while he continued to promote chaos while mismanaging the pandemic causing the economy to falter. Independent voters are about to have their voice heard in a big way.

Regardless, politicians like Trump and Peduto need to go. Both politicians are polarizing and enable the worst behaviors on both sides.

I want a president that is going to tell the MAGA and BLM cults to shut up and sit in the corner.
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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This thread started out with the story of a (white) woman being called the n-word by a crazy yinzer, and has pivoted into a discussion of how leftists are the real baddies and Donald Trump.

This is exactly why I don't spend much time on the forum any longer.

We have one thread already dedicated to discussing the national election. Can't we just keep that crap there where it can be ignored by those of us who don't come here to argue politics??
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:26 AM
 
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https://abc7news.com/teachers-bad-mo...leave/6901681/

well, this is nothing like the situation w/ Gisele. but on a more jocular note, this is the type of child-adults we are dealing with anymore.

one parent was not ONLY heartbroken, she was upset, confused....or maybe just missed her morning dosage of anti-depressants.

then there is the reporter, sitting there with a grim look on her face. as if she were speaking live to the mid-east, asking if war had broken out....no, she just needed to confirm if the teachers were on administrative leave.

there have been worse things kids heard coming from the hot mics of presidents past, you know. give those 2 teachers a break....
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:44 AM
gg
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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This is exactly why I don't spend much time on the forum any longer.
Things will settle down after the election I would imagine.
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Old 10-13-2020, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Wendy Bell’s Happy Place :)
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Things will settle down after the election I would imagine.
People, like the woman in Braddock, always end up on the wrong side of history. Pittsburgh is the exception not the rule. This is one of the least diverse places in America. The demographics in Pittsburgh represent a 1980s America. Not America 2020.
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