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Old 07-19-2022, 06:08 AM
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So the original comment was "Raul helped build this organization with the understanding that the diversity of this community -- as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio -- is your strength."

Now, it seems that breakfast tacos are kind of a thing in Texas and proposed to have originated in San Antonio, where she was talking, so it's not just a random use of taco.

I think the full sentence is platitudinous pablum, at best. I do think the "taco" part is getting a little too much focus, I don't think it's worse than the other parts. It just seems a bit superficial. I don't think people would be that mad at a food reference, if it had been a deeper cut than "breakfast taco" (which seems very commonplace and ordinary. Knowing that they supposedly originate in San Antonio changes the context a bit but for people who don't know that, it just seems like a very stereotypical reference and doesn't she know those aren't even authentic? etc.).

But you know, I don't know what else was in the speech. Maybe in full context it's not that bad.
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Old 07-19-2022, 12:13 PM
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As a (honorary, post) Texan I can affirm that breakfast tacos and references to the same are ubiquitous in Texas. And for good reason. At this point in my life I miss the breakfast tacos from TacoDeli more than my misspent youth.
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Damn. I really thought I invented breakfast tacos in grad school. I guess I was just high.
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Old 07-22-2022, 10:03 PM
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I said the COMMENT was racist. Unintentional racism is possible. If you disagree with that premise, then that is the source of your (Mick’s) confusion.
Unintentional racism is possible. It's called institutional or structural racism, and the chief feature is that the institution (or even society as a whole) is to blame and needs to be fixed. So no, I don't deny that. I do deny that it has any bearing on the case of Jill Biden's breakfast tacos.

This is a mighty fine hair you’re splitting ...

The judgement "is that racist" or "is she being racist" is hardly a fine hair. It may be unclear in some instances but that isn't because it is too slight to matter. I think it matters a lot.
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Unintentional racism is possible. It's called institutional or structural racism, and the chief feature is that the institution (or even society as a whole) is to blame and needs to be fixed. So no, I don't deny that. I do deny that it has any bearing on the case of Jill Biden's breakfast tacos.
I don't. I think it was a mildly racist comment, born of institutional racism. You disagree, but I have neither the interest nor the patience to go untold more rounds with you about it. [in B4 lolmicksux]
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Old 07-29-2022, 12:03 AM
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Both the house and Senate passed the honoring our PACT act, which provides money to veterans exposed to toxic burn pits and water.

But small changes required a revote, and suddenly republicans are against it, seemingly for no other reason than to spite the democrats. Sorry veterans, republicans see you as they see everyone else, pawns to be used, abused and discarded.

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Both the house and Senate passed the honoring our PACT act, which provides money to veterans exposed to toxic burn pits and water.

But small changes required a revote, and suddenly republicans are against it, seemingly for no other reason than to spite the democrats. Sorry veterans, republicans see you as they see everyone else, pawns to be used, abused and discarded.

GOP senators block bill expanding care for veterans exposed to toxins | The Hill
Jon Stewart's righteous fury on this topic always hits home.

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It seems like not that long ago when the idea of a major party nominating a "Jet fuel can't melt steel beams" fuckwad to run for statewide office would be considered at least a little horrifying. Now, in the era where a president mused openly about drinking bleach and/or shoving UV lights up your ass being solutions to a pandemic? No biggie.

And Lauren Sloebert, the pride of Colorado, is pretty sure we'll all be dining on shih-tzu sliders if that assault rifle bill passes.
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Tudor Dixon: Has the vast majority of the endorsements including GOP and Trump himself. 100% grifter “conservative” media personality who knows the culture-war script and sticks to it aggresively. Relatively young and attractive, and the only woman running as a Republican.
Not surprisingly, Dixon came out on top of the Republican primary here. I'm encouraged by the increased voter participation all over the country but it would be an absolute nightmare if this psychopath were to somehow pull off a win in Michigan.
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Hey everyone! It’s the Jill Biden Taco Bell special. Buy Juan get Juan free! WHY is this woman such a racist!
What the actual fuck happened to you? The pendulum has completed a full swing I see, but this time you're not calling all the Papists hell-bound (or are you)?
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The pendulum is still in mid swing.
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Welcome to another installment of It's Just Basic SCIENCE. This week's guest scientist is Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.).
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Well you already have post-partum abortions all the way through high school, just waiting for that to apply to old folk homes as well.
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She was forced to strike out on her own when Wayland Flowers died. Now she's making it big in the MAGA biz.
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What the actual fuck happened to you? The pendulum has completed a full swing I see, but this time you're not calling all the Papists hell-bound (or are you)?
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Hey everyone! It’s the Jill Biden Taco Bell special. Buy Juan get Juan free! WHY is this woman such a racist!
What the actual fuck happened to you? The pendulum has completed a full swing I see, but this time you're not calling all the Papists hell-bound (or are you)?
What the actual fuck happened to you?
I stayed educated and refused to allow myself to be manipulated, and you know ... tried seeing things from perspectives that were not just my own. Wish you had done the same.
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Hey everyone! It’s the Jill Biden Taco Bell special. Buy Juan get Juan free! WHY is this woman such a racist!
What the actual fuck happened to you? The pendulum has completed a full swing I see, but this time you're not calling all the Papists hell-bound (or are you)?
What the actual fuck happened to you?
I stayed educated and refused to allow myself to be manipulated, and you know ... tried seeing things from perspectives that were not just my own. Wish you had done the same.
I'm happy you've 'evolved'. Could you explain that hellbound papist comment? Because that one is lost on me.
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Hey everyone! It’s the Jill Biden Taco Bell special. Buy Juan get Juan free! WHY is this woman such a racist!
What the actual fuck happened to you? The pendulum has completed a full swing I see, but this time you're not calling all the Papists hell-bound (or are you)?
What the actual fuck happened to you?
I stayed educated and refused to allow myself to be manipulated, and you know ... tried seeing things from perspectives that were not just my own. Wish you had done the same.
I'm happy you've 'evolved'. Could you explain that hellbound papist comment? Because that one is lost on me.
Have you forgotten your early internet dalliances? I mean, I remember you throwing your lot in with a series of vehement anti-Catholics who, under the guise of Christianity (though thankfully I have forgotten their names), were preaching on the internet about how the Papists were on the short road to Hell (and preaching it proudly). Some downright nasty, judgmental folks ... thought you had turned a corner on associating with that sort of vitriol.


And have I "evolved", or do I just weigh the works of mercy* equally?

*not just the "admonish the sinner" one
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Yeah, I turned a corner on that sort of vitriol. Those early dalliances were very short lived compared to the remainder of my time at cf. Do you remember any of that.

I don't know, DO you weigh the works of mercy equally? Because, you came in with a backhanded comment about me being salvation questioning, and when I noted that a change had taken place in you, (and not really me btw), you went on to insinuate that i'm not educated and easily manipulated. I'm not even sure why you addressed me in the first place, quite frankly.
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Yeah, me neither. Wasting my time ...
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