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Old 15th September 2017, 12:41 PM   #1
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"There are two things I believe in. The First Amendment, and boobs."

"Neither has ever let me down."

I wasn't sure I heard that quite right, either. A guest commentator on CNN just said (in relation to the WH recommendation to fire the ESPN reporter who called The PDJT a racist), that "There are two things I believe in... The First Amendment, and boobs. They've never let me down."

This to anchor Brooke Baldwin. I could see the shock on her face and she actually let him and the other guest talk for a couple minutes about the original topic before clarifying, "Did you say b-o-o-z-e, or 'boobs'?" He verified that he meant the latter. That then became the subject of the (very short) discussion. It went on for another minute or so, then she asked for the mics to be cut and the interview ended. I could tell she was still upset even coming back after the break.

With good reason, I think.
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Old 15th September 2017, 12:55 PM   #2
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A sports guy loves boobs ?! Get me my fainting couch.

Oh what has the world came to? Straight men expressing what they like, oh god!

I take it there would be as much outrage if the view expressed how they love tight butts on football players?
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
"There are two things I believe in. The First Amendment, and boobs."
Hard to argue with that. Except maybe to add bacon.
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It appears he hadn't kept abreast of acceptable speech, before discussing the first amendment.
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I take it there would be as much outrage
Do you have evidence of this outrage or are you just imagining things?
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It appears he hadn't kept abreast of acceptable speech, before discussing the first amendment.
Touché.
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Old 15th September 2017, 01:27 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by sadhatter View Post
A sports guy loves boobs ?! Get me my fainting couch.

Oh what has the world came to? Straight men expressing what they like, oh god!

I take it there would be as much outrage if the view expressed how they love tight butts on football players?
In an otherwise substantive discussion, and placed among such lofty company as some of the pinnacle philosophies of mankind that serve as foundation for our advanced way of life...

Yeah I get more than a little annoyed at juvenile outbursts like that, boobs or butts doesn't matter.

It's a national news interview, not a frat party.
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In the words of Champion Joe Lansdale, via his character Hap Collins:

"I like any king of titty, as long as it's a friendly titty."
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Originally Posted by Delphic Oracle View Post
In an otherwise substantive discussion, and placed among such lofty company as some of the pinnacle philosophies of mankind that serve as foundation for our advanced way of life...

Yeah I get more than a little annoyed at juvenile outbursts like that, boobs or butts doesn't matter.

It's a national news interview, not a frat party.
It's Clay Travis. They should have known better than to invite him on. I bet he got exactly what he wanted out of this.
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Touché.
How dare you touche my breast joke!
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Oh and linkables are rolling in now.

http://www.businessinsider.com/clay-...n-video-2017-9

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/...y-travis-boobs

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Anchor and other guest both basically called it as I said: "why would you come live on national news and say that?!"

He then double, triple, and quadrupled down on it "because it's true!"

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"There are two three things I believe in. The First Amendment, and boobs."

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A sports guy loves boobs ?! Get me my fainting couch.
A sports guy is such a boorish oaf that he can't manage to go through an interview without saying "boobs"? Yeah, color me surprised. But that doesn't mean I have to condone it.

In one of her books, Miss Manners was asked about something unpleasant that ought not be done in public and replied, "Manners has to do with what you do in public, not what you do in private."
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
"Neither has ever let me down."

I wasn't sure I heard that quite right, either. A guest commentator on CNN just said (in relation to the WH recommendation to fire the ESPN reporter who called The PDJT a racist), that "There are two things I believe in... The First Amendment, and boobs. They've never let me down."

This to anchor Brooke Baldwin. I could see the shock on her face and she actually let him and the other guest talk for a couple minutes about the original topic before clarifying, "Did you say b-o-o-z-e, or 'boobs'?" He verified that he meant the latter. That then became the subject of the (very short) discussion. It went on for another minute or so, then she asked for the mics to be cut and the interview ended. I could tell she was still upset even coming back after the break.

With good reason, I think.
Only if she has very thin skin. Or small boobs.
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Sounds presidential.
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An amusing take:
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
"Neither has ever let me down."
Neither of the boobs?

I don't know on which planet that guy lives. The sad truth is that only a minority of all boobs existing on the planet are esthetically beautiful. The rest of them are, well...
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Neither of the boobs?

I don't know on which planet that guy lives. The sad truth is that only a minority of all boobs existing on the planet are esthetically beautiful. The rest of them are, well...
Pretty much all of them attatched to people, some of them on TV hosts.
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Sounds presidential.
Absolutely. He's the biggest boob in the country!
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Hard to argue with that. Except maybe to add bacon.
Bacon, Beer and Boobs - the 3 B's.
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Bacon, Beer and Boobs - the 3 B's.
A trifecta you could try on a muslim woman in your workplace.
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Bacon, Beer and Boobs - the 3 B's.
The trifecta of perfection.
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It was sexist and objectifying. Would you get away with it in your workplace?
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How dare you touche my breast joke!
In this particular venue I did not think it inappropriate.
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It was sexist and objectifying.
How was it either? How does the comment (in and of itself, we didn't get a link to the whole conversation) correspond to either? I get that it might not have been appropriate or professional, but sexist and objectifying?

What do those two words mean anymore?
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"There are types of people I hate: racists and Mexicans."

It's an easy joke to construct. I'm not offended as a feminist, I'm offended as a comedian.
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
Hard to argue with that. Except maybe to add bacon.
Quite true.

Originally Posted by Sideroxylon View Post
It was sexist and objectifying. Would you get away with it in your workplace?
Also true, and certainly not.


"Male" is derived from the ancient proto-human word for "ball-scratcher," meaning "paradox."
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My sledge hammer has never let me down. But what does that add to the conversation?
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If he's never been let down by a set of boobs, he clearly hasn't seen enough boobs.
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My sledge hammer has never let me down. But what does that add to the conversation?
There are two things I believe in. Yog-Sothoth, and Godzilla.
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Travis is probably too stupid to understand just how clever what he said was!

He likes the first amendment, which is about free speech so he ought to be free to say he likes boobs.
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Travis is probably too stupid to understand just how clever what he said was!

He likes the first amendment, which is about free speech so he ought to be free to say he likes boobs.
You don't think it was intentional?
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"There are types of people I hate: racists and Mexicans."

It's an easy joke to construct. I'm not offended as a feminist, I'm offended as a comedian.
Think of Andrew Dice Clay as the inspiration. No joke construction needed just make sure the punch line is something "ironically" misogynist.
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The most interesting analysis I've seen so far, is that the host of the show had her talking points all lined up for the interview, and her guest pretty much derailed the whole thing.
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Quite true.



Also true, and certainly not.


"Male" is derived from the ancient proto-human word for "ball-scratcher," meaning "paradox."

That was sorta like a joke, wasn't it? Except sexist and not funny.
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You don't think it was intentional?
I didn't say that. I just don't think he's clever enough to get it; after all he's a southern white conservative (a.k.a. a redneck) sports jock.
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In an otherwise substantive discussion, and placed among such lofty company as some of the pinnacle philosophies of mankind that serve as foundation for our advanced way of life...

Yeah I get more than a little annoyed at juvenile outbursts like that, boobs or butts doesn't matter.

It's a national news interview, not a frat party
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I'm not sure what you mean by this. (I think your first sentence broke my sarcasm detector)
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"There are types of people I hate: racists and Mexicans."

It's an easy joke to construct. I'm not offended as a feminist, I'm offended as a comedian.
If I heard it at comedy open mic night at the bar I used to work at/still visit (where it would receive two chuckles, a cough, and a delayed guffaw), then ok. If I hear it on a live broadcast interview about the office of the president weighing in on a journalist's career, I want to weep for the future of humanity.

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How was it either? How does the comment (in and of itself, we didn't get a link to the whole conversation) correspond to either? I get that it might not have been appropriate or professional, but sexist and objectifying?

What do those two words mean anymore?
I think it is clearly objectifying. He isn't saying women are good, or that women have never let him down. He's saying boobs have never let him down. He's talking about body parts as objects.


As for "sexist", I agree that the word is used in so many different ways that it has very little, if any, meaning.
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