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Old 05-29-2018, 03:59 PM
 
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I watched All in the Family in re-runs - really hilarious and important for the times.
Point is ...... (with no background on the stars, because few knew much about them in the early 70's)

Could All in the Family go on TV today?? Truth is .... absolutely no way.

We have "learned the lesson" by 2018 - it's not pretty.
There was also the episode "The game the Bunkers play" where Mike Stivic alias "Meathead" acted for a moment like Archie Bunker when others laughed of him because he said he's tolerant. I wonder if it predicted the wave of SJWs?

https://youtu.be/d_oBGh0c7ZA?t=10m47s

 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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It would be interesting to know if a studio PR person also had a hand in her cleaning up her Twitter feed
It was her children who cleaned up her twitter feed. They changed the password so she wouldn't have access, and anything she wanted on Twitter had to go through them first. For whatever reason, they gave her the password in January, giving her full control of her social media again.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:00 PM
 
Location: East Chicago, IN
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Now the apologists are just grasping at straws. You people aren't stupid.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:02 PM
 
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I’ve seen a little of the Planet of the Apes. I’m missing the racial angle here. They are animals, not people.
Then why say it? Explain why Roseanne Barr would say Valerie Jarrett is the child of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes?

Valerie Jarrett is the child of African American parents and was born in Iran because her parents were helping to establish a CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 60 years ago. Her grandfather was the first African American student at MIT. Valerie Jarrett is not Muslim, so why say that either? On a "Finding Your Roots" show, she was found to also be of French, Scottish and Native American history. So why call her a Muslim and why the reference to Planet of the Apes?

I see a change in Trump supporters in a matter of hours. Now they are defending Roseanne as if this all all okay, just like they did with Trump. Suddenly they are echoing Roseanne's "it's just a joke" wink wink.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:05 PM
 
Location: USA
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You'd have a point if Kimmel was spewing racism.
So extreme isn't equivalent to racism? The things Kimmel says are far beyond Roseanne. It just shows how biased the Media and Entertainment is today. Extreme.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Like I said, people can change. Maybe Roseanne will change in her old age. We'll know that, when and if she proves it. Until then, she got her comeuppance.
And maybe she will run for political office...

There's a segment of the population that seems to enjoy casual racism.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:12 PM
 
Location: SDL/PDX/RDU
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So extreme isn't equivalent to racism? The things Kimmel says are far beyond Roseanne. It just shows how biased the Media and Entertainment is today. Extreme.
Ahhhh... No.

rac·ism (rāˌsizəm)
noun
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.

ex·trem·ism (ikˈstrēˌmizəm)
noun
the holding of extreme political or religious views; fanaticism.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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Why else would someone call another Black person a monkey or ape? I can't think of any other reason. That is how it has always been used. And given the history of how that term was used, I figured Roseanne would know better. So it will be taken that way.
No, she didn’t say that. She said she looked like the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and the planet of the apes.

First off, Muslims are not a race and neither are the actors of planet of the apes. They are made up humans in costumes.

I have a friend we have callled Neon forever because he looks like a Neanderthal man.

We live in a society that looks the other way on murdering babies for convenience sake, but we go nuts about a harmless tweet.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:17 PM
 
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While we are on the topic of Trump and racist remarks:


Trump criticized a black accountant: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks.”

Trump described Mexican immigrants as criminals and “rapists.”

Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,”

Trump vulgarly called for less immigration from Haiti and Africa (calling them s___ hole countries) and more from Norway.

He spent years suggesting that the nation’s first black president was born not in the United States but in Kenya and has never admitted otherwise.

He lied about President Obama “issued a statement for Kwanzaa but failed to issue one for Christmas.”

He stated “Our inner cities, African Americans, Hispanics are living in hell because it’s so dangerous. You walk down the street, you get shot.”

He called Puerto Ricans “politically motivated ingrates.”

He called those who were marching with white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. “very fine people.”

Trump endorsed Roy Moore who spoke positively about slavery and called for an African-American Muslim member of Congress not to be seated.

Trump pardoned –and praised Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff who profiled Latinos and kept immigrants in brutal prison conditions.

Trump mocked Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.”

Trump has tweeted a six-pointed star alongside a pile of cash

While being briefed by a Korean-American intelligence analyst on Pakistan, Trump wondered aloud why she was not working on North Korea policy.

He referred to a Hispanic Miss Universe as “Miss Housekeeping.”


If ABC can cancel Rosanne for one tweet, this should be enough to cancel Trump.
If only he was working for ABC.

To be fair, he did say that he now believed Obama was not born in Kenya.

Then falsely accused Clinton of starting this ugly talk.

 
Old 05-29-2018, 04:18 PM
 
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Then why say it? Explain why Roseanne Barr would say Valerie Jarrett is the child of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Planet of the Apes?

Valerie Jarrett is the child of African American parents and was born in Iran because her parents were helping to establish a CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 60 years ago. Her grandfather was the first African American student at MIT. Valerie Jarrett is not Muslim, so why say that either? On a "Finding Your Roots" show, she was found to also be of French, Scottish and Native American history. So why call her a Muslim and why the reference to Planet of the Apes?

I see a change in Trump supporters in a matter of hours. Now they are defending Roseanne as if this all all okay, just like they did with Trump. Suddenly they are echoing Roseanne's "it's just a joke" wink wink.
I couldn’t give 2 chits about Rosanne, never been a fan. Just trying to calm down the rage addicts on this forum.
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