Once these spoiled children in our employ start acting like responsible adults, we will stop making fun of them.
I would not hold my breath.
Currently they are trying to justify assault, child abuse, arson, robbery, and threats of assassination as justified because they are having a temper tantrum when the lies they told you turned out to be.... surprise! lies.
And that's just on FOX. The Obama White House is getting together with the Pope to declare all who didn't vote for Hillary Nazis.
You better find humor in these times or you're doomed to unhappiness.
P.S. Somehow.. ( marriage ) I now have more hispanic cousins than scandohoovian.
Tom. The election is over, and my SO of 11 years is Dominican.
Let's return some genuinely good humor to this "meme" thread, my friend. Political "humor" is getting REAL old... and there are plenty of other BW threads full of it.
Brad, it's current events. The mention of your SO being Dominican seems to be aimed at some sort of tone of racism. If you see racism there, check again. It's about ILLEGAL aliens. If you still see racism, then you may be part of the problem. I don't mean that to sound harsh, but it is meant to reflect reality. Beyond that, can you not see humor in that? Again, it's not about race. It's about getting back at an EX.
squids, I do understand... now that elections have stretched into multi year marathons of horror and evil, it is so easy to get burned out.
Used to be you could just start paying attention about the time Baseball got interesting, and a summer of hype every 4 years wasn't that bad.
There's already folk jockeying into position to start running for President before the newly elected one moves into the White House and finds out how much furniture the last family took. That's clinically insane.
Like I said, when they grow up we can stop complaining. I suspect this sentiment is as old as the cave.
Tom, I found that post in bad taste. Maybe it's just me. Once upon a time, I visited this "MEME" thread for what I consider REAL humor. Now, like any given thread here, it jumps the shark into negative, sour, predictable right whoops all the p*ssies left "humor". And I'm not Francis.
Jim- THANK you. I used to appreciate $hits and giggles from a meme like that. It's a simple fact that my SO is Dominican. Beautiful, dark skin like satin... She grew up as a little girl, not accepted as Hispanic, not accepted as black, not to mention the myriad sub-categories of being either black or Hispanic. She's tough as nails now... but one thing I worry about in this new Trump age is fresh hatred and bigotry. It's nothing new, but it also seems like nothing we've attempted to vanquish. Trump's actions, words, and appointments so far WILL NOT help.
We are polarized as a nation. I for one see much more than just black and white, and revel in the rich light and colors thrown from the prism of a good life. I've come to know many of you on a good day when my wheels stop rolling, the fires start burning, and true brotherhood and camaraderie come into play. I want to know you as a friend. Leave alone the BS, let's cook a hot dog, drink a beer, and laugh together.
"but one thing I worry about in this new Trump age is fresh hatred and bigotry"
Sorry dude, but the group I see spewing that sort of stuff is the left, and the press (which is the left) crying that it's Trumps fault. Enforcing immigration law is not racist. Limiting immigration from countries that hate us is not racist. Calling Rosie O'Donnell a fat pig is not misogynistic (it's the truth). All I see are a bunch of snowflakes and their enablers claiming racism where (as usual) none exists. They did it to the Tea Party, and now they're doing it to Trump. I'm pretty tired of it.
OK Brad, don't lighten up. For what it's worth, this thread was started with political content. Deal with it.
What exactly do you find in bad taste about what I posted? What do you think it says negative about Dominicans? The worst I can possibly see is that they are capable of breaking the law. The word Dominican could be left completely out, and still have the exact same message. Illegal is the operative word there. You have chosen to turn that into a message of racial bigotry, and are aiming that at me. If I have gotten that part wrong, please explain it to me, because at the moment, I'm feeling quite justifiably offended. I've enjoyed having a beer and breaking some bread with you in the past. If you are really going to label me a bigot over an issue like this, then I'll just have to be satisfied that the world is a big enough place that we can probably manage to not get in each others way. Border enforcement isn't about bigotry. It's about control and safety of a nation. A nation that doesn't control it's borders is a failed nation. It's as simple as that. Even so, what I posted was pretty light on that aspect of things. It's about someone making a passive-aggressive attempt at humor aimed at his ex. Sure there's a political overtone with current events in there. Welcome to life. Politics affects every corner of our lives.
Now you have chosen to ignore a direct question about why you raised the point about you SO being Dominican. You didn't mention her legal status, so I assume it's about race. Of course, as you have already made the case for, Dominican isn't a race. If your SO happens to be an illegal, then taking offense to my wanting our laws enforced is just barking up the wrong tree. It's not personal, it's not racial, it's about maintaining a nation. I met a wonderful couple from England back in the late 80s. I happened to be one of their first acquaintances they made outside of is work, an we hit it off well. They have since raised two wonderful boys here in the states who have grown up knowing the US as home. Well guess what. A few years ago, he lost his work visa. After living hear for most of his life, and raising a family here, he had to pack up and go back to England. Of course, nobody bats an eye at that. It's what you do as a law abiding person. Somehow we are supposed to ignore the law for those who choose to ignore the law though. We are fast becoming a nation that has different laws for different people. That is often described as tyranny. You may find it great when it works in your favor, but you will find it crushing when it's used against you. When laws are applied equally, you at least know what to expect when you choose to break the law.
Back to the details at hand. A person who accused me of bigotry where none has been expressed, is not going to be considered to be a friend by me. I simply don't need that crap in my life. It's your choice how you wish to explain this.
At NO point have I accused, or even slightly implied that you are a bigot. I'm simply bone tired, spirit and soul tired of all the negativity. I just wish more people could live their lives without such seething rage at whomever they label "enemy". I state that I find your post in bad taste, and I lose a friend.
Meh. Give Mary my best, happy trails to you and God bless.
Hoot- you're completely correct in observing that bigotry comes from all places. Sad but true. I'll live my life trying to combat it whenever I possibly can. My sister is a chaplain at an Arkansas hospital chain, and has been in the ministry all her life. I'm certainly much more a sinner than she, but I do earnestly try to live by her example, and by my mother's teachings. I don't live my life with seething anger every waking moment, I go forward with a smile and good humor whenever I can. Aint easy sometimes, but I try. I encourage others to do the same.
Whether Hillary or Donald would carry the White House, I knew all along that this toxic back-and forth would never abate. I'm hoping that Donald really can bring some progress, some good, and some true amity and peace back to us all. Not gonna hold my breath though.
Well, these dang wildfires may change that. Got one in Walland, can't hardly go outside today.
Damnut, I swear that the SO and I had a similar conversation just this week. She does not understand why I still peruse the classified section and craigslist nightly looking at Buell's when I have a sportster, S3T and XB and not enough room for all 3.
I swear, if I hit the lottery, I am buying the property next door, razing the house, building a massive garage and filling it with bikes.
Froggy's second picture was really funny. It would have been just as funny with a picture of Trump. Well, almost.
I really hate racism, sexism, and people that feel the need to mock or interfere with a persons sense of gender identity. But like the Black Lives Matter movement declaring an obvious thug was a victim, and attacking anyone who dares say otherwise, I think the likely out come is that when a real problem does come along, everyone will take it less seriously because of all the historic unreasonable hyperbole.