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    [–] Poll: Kim Jong Un has higher approval among Republicans than Pelosi rkk2 3 points ago in nottheonion

    I agree there is some overlap.

    Since you brought it up I’ll use the Nazi/far right wing comparison. I used to visit Stormfront and Free Republic, mostly out of morbid curiosity. They refer to a lot of Republican politicians as RINOs. So they might vote for/run as Republicans because of the political reality they have to live in, but they seem to hold most of them in contempt.

    If you polled people I’m sure Castro would have a higher approval among D’s than he would R’s. But you would be able to, and I think you have, explain why. What’s odd about the Kim poll is he doesn’t really have any policies you would think a Republican, even one who is far right, would sympathize with.

    [–] Some old game photos that made me say: "Wow, they played against each other?" Anyone got anymore? rkk2 1 points ago in nba

    Yeah, most fans seem to like him but how they acquired him gives the media ammo for criticism.

    Chicago media sucks though. They can barely even pronounce his name rate, so I don’t expect level headed analysis regardless if he’s good or and.

    [–] Poll: Kim Jong Un has higher approval among Republicans than Pelosi rkk2 31 points ago in nottheonion

    I would doubt most of the people who did that identify as Democrats. From my experience most socialists have a slightly better opinion about Democrats than they do Republicans, but they mostly see them as two sides of the same coin.

    [–] From a Habs fan to Hawks fans rkk2 0 points ago in hawks

    Is racist to make a joke about the fact some people claim they are native when they aren’t? Why?

    [–] From a Habs fan to Hawks fans rkk2 0 points ago in hawks

    The joke is they aren’t Native American. It’s about people who say stuff like they are 1/128th Native American because their great great great grandpa dated a girl who tanned well.

    Apparently that trope is less well known than I assumed.

    [–] New Joe Rogan movie (2019) rkk2 12 points ago in JoeRogan

    No bot it’s spelled O-N-N-I-T. You can remember it because you get 20% off your homeopathic dick pills if you use the promo code O-N-N-I-T.

    [–] Some old game photos that made me say: "Wow, they played against each other?" Anyone got anymore? rkk2 2 points ago in nba

    They have a top ten defense, but the division is pretty good. Last year their offense was pretty bad because Kendall Wright (he’s a good player, but not a number one) was their number one receiver and they refused to open up the playbook. Jordan Howard routinely faced eight man boxes and still had a pretty good year.

    Going forward if Trubisky takes the next step and if the receiving core comes together they should be in good shape. Their O-line is set up to run the ball, and Howard/Cohen make up a pretty good 1-2 combination. If Trubsiky is just average I think they can possibly win ten games (I wouldn’t put money on that though and I’d have to look at the schedule to make an actual prediction). But that’s a big if. He showed some flashes last year, especially when he threw on the move, but the Bears were pretty reluctant to pass like I mentioned earlier. It’s hard to say if that was Fox holding the leash too short, or if Trubisky really wasn’t ready to bear (ha) that burden. With all the additions they have made on offense, plus Nagy taking over as coach, I think they will feature the passing game a lot more.

    So, to answer your question, they suck but I’m cautiously optimistic.

    [–] Some old game photos that made me say: "Wow, they played against each other?" Anyone got anymore? rkk2 1 points ago in nba

    Yeah, I tend to follow the NFL more closely. Partially because it’s my favorite sport, but now it has a lot to do with the fact I only need to dedicate like three hours a week to the Bears.

    [–] Some old game photos that made me say: "Wow, they played against each other?" Anyone got anymore? rkk2 75 points ago in nba

    I know young people tend to get shit about sports knowledge, but I was much more in tune with the various leagues when I was a kid than I am now.

    Between sports video games, and having the free time to watch six hours of SportsCenter a day I could tell you who played where without really thinking about it.

    [–] From a Habs fan to Hawks fans rkk2 -1 points ago * (lasted edited 13 hours ago) in hawks

    It was just a joke about how a lot of people claim to have Native American ancestors. Apparently it wasn’t very funny though.

    [–] From a Habs fan to Hawks fans rkk2 -22 points ago in hawks

    There’s also a big chance i have Native American DNA

    Looks like you have something in common with 95% of Americans

    [–] Pusha the grandaddy rkk2 0 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    I just don’t understand why you think a person has to acknowledge one but not the other. Do you honestly not see how acknowledging it lends more legitimacy to it if it isn’t true?

    It reminds me of the Sam Kinison joke where he called Pat Robertson a cock sucker. The joke was Kinison didn’t actually believe it until Pat Robertson got super pissed off about it.

    Sure, one is more personal. But can you explain why that logic doesn’t apply to calling someone a dead beat?

    [–] Pusha the grandaddy rkk2 0 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    Did you notice that Eazy-E never publicly came out and declared he wasn’t gay despite that fact Dr. Dre said it in a song? Do you operate under the assumption Eazy-E was gay? I mean it should have been nothing for Eazy to come out and tell everyone he wasn’t gay. But it’s almost like by acknowledging it you give more attention to it than it deserves.

    [–] Pusha the grandaddy rkk2 1 points ago in BlackPeopleTwitter

    There is a difference between acknowledging your child and acknowledging your child publicly. You have no idea if he has acknowledged the kid or not.

    Do what to his alleged child?

    [–] Pusha the grandaddy rkk2 1 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in BlackPeopleTwitter

    Wait, so if a famous person doesn’t come out and say they have a kid they are a dead beat? Why does he have to publicly acknowledge it?

    I mean, he might be a dead beat. I have no idea. But I don’t see why you would assume otherwise just because he doesn’t come out and say he has a kid.

    [–] Are there some stereotypes about Americans you think are based on the truth? rkk2 0 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in AskAnAmerican

    So confirmation biases that have no basis in reality?

    If they don’t withstand scrutiny why perpetuate them? Why defend them? Why not call people out when they use them?

    [–] Are there some stereotypes about Americans you think are based on the truth? rkk2 1 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in AskAnAmerican

    Because you said stereotypes are based in truth. If you aren’t ready to defend every stereotype you shouldn’t make that statement. You keep changing the meanings of them, because you can’t.

    And no, it doesn’t. The number of professional basketball players is so small you can’t extrapolate any meaningful data from it. You are making a completely basis statement that you can’t defend, and falling back on the fact that about 200 of the 300 people who are lucky enough to play in the NBA are black. If I said white people are good hockey players, and then pointed to the fact that the NHL was about 98% white you would probably call me an idiot because the majority of white people don’t even play hockey.

    You are basically saying that no matter how statistically insignificant an activity within a population is, if it is more prevalent relative to another population, a stereotype is justified. Do you realize how fucking stupid that is?

    [–] Are there some stereotypes about Americans you think are based on the truth? rkk2 1 points ago in AskAnAmerican

    You are changing the stereotype again to try and justify your prejudice. The stereotype is black people are good at basketball. Not they are better than the average white person. If you apply it that vaguely it’s useless as an observation.

    And there is no logical connection between a field being over represented by a group and assuming any person from that group has the skill set to succeed in that field.

    [–] Are there some stereotypes about Americans you think are based on the truth? rkk2 1 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in AskAnAmerican

    God forbid we ever become critical of our beliefs. That might lead to us changing how we think and we can’t have that.

    When you say the word truth do you just mean predispositions you aren’t allowed to question because if you spend more than five seconds thinking about it your realize it’s dumb?

    [–] Are there some stereotypes about Americans you think are based on the truth? rkk2 1 points ago in AskAnAmerican

    You are moving the goal posts.

    I’m not saying there are zero justifications for stereotypes. I’m saying they aren’t based in truth.

    You are injecting deep logic into a surface only thing.

    “Hey guys stereotypes exist for a reasons and are totally based in truth but don’t think about them too hard or question because they can’t withstand scrutiny.”

    I can stereotype the average school shooter. Probably between 16-20, male, white, might have a mental disorder, if not was anti social, possibly bullied. Probably lacked economic opportunities and because of that questioned the legitimacy of people who were able to succeed within established institutions. Guess which of these factors are relevant to actually pulling a trigger and see if you can cross reference them to gang shootings. Hint: it isn’t the skin color.

    To answer your question, I told you already, confirmation bias. It’s the same reason you might assume a tall person plays basketball.

    [–] Are there some stereotypes about Americans you think are based on the truth? rkk2 1 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in AskAnAmerican

    Like I said not all of them are

    No you didn’t. But thanks for admitting they aren’t always based in truth.

    Is it mathematically correct? I have no idea it’s just a stereotype.

    So, to be clear, your idea of whether something is based in truth has nothing to do with the actual reality of the situation?

    Society didn’t just make it up for no reason.

    They kind of did though. Do you assume a random white dude can hit a slap shot 90 MPH? That would be a pretty baseless assumption. Why does the fact that the NBA is mostly black guys get attributed to the black community as a whole, but the fact the PGA, NHL, or pro bowling tour is mostly white doesn’t but get attributed to white people?

    To answer your question though I don’t know why, but how is that relevant to assuming any random black guy can play ball?

    [–] Are there some stereotypes about Americans you think are based on the truth? rkk2 1 points ago in AskAnAmerican

    If you have to change the definition of the stereotype in order to defend it, it probably isn’t based in truth. The stereotype isn’t about pro basketball players, it’s about black people.

    Why don’t you try addressing the actual questions?

    I don’t even know what a head shop is so no, I can’t. Turns out your biases aren’t universal