Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > General Forum > News & Current Events
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

News & Current Events Discuss Bette Midler's Rand Paul tweet sparks outrage at the General Forum; Originally Posted by RedState I'm pretty sure every reasonable person understands it as a bad joke. Ha ha! Yes, I'm ...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2018, 09:09 PM
Manitou's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 18,026
Thanks: 189
Thanked 5,383 Times in 3,909 Posts
Default Re: Bette Midler's Rand Paul tweet sparks outrage

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedState View Post
I'm pretty sure every reasonable person understands it as a bad joke.
Ha ha! Yes, I'm sure. And if some person out there thinks Midler has some sort or social redeeming value, I will consider that a good joke.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2018, 09:30 PM
Hairy Jello's Avatar
Deplorable
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,043
Thanks: 1,776
Thanked 10,679 Times in 6,616 Posts
Default Re: Bette Midler's Rand Paul tweet sparks outrage

2 pages and not one lib has condemned Midler's comments.
__________________

Not an accurate representation of a white person.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2018, 12:14 AM
RedState's Avatar
Somewhat Stable Genius
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,194
Thanks: 967
Thanked 1,523 Times in 1,125 Posts
Default Re: Bette Midler's Rand Paul tweet sparks outrage

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hairy Jello View Post
2 pages and not one lib has condemned Midler's comments.
This coming from someone who defends every racist, sexist, and violent thing tRUmp tweets and says is kind of funny actually.
__________________
“Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it.
I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

- Felix Sater - SOURCE
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2018, 12:26 AM
RedState's Avatar
Somewhat Stable Genius
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,194
Thanks: 967
Thanked 1,523 Times in 1,125 Posts
Default Re: Bette Midler's Rand Paul tweet sparks outrage

Quote:
Originally Posted by cnredd View Post
The list of people wishing violence is long....We even have a state senator hoping for a Trump assassination...

Also...The shooting of the Steve Scalise and the Republican softball team...

I know every time someone on the Right says something, it is taken literally or gets reinterpreted to mean the worst possible scenario, while people on the Left are given 567 benefits of a doubt...and then another 500 more...

I agree with you that especially more so in these divisive times, rhetoric like that is harmful. And it's really not funny. What I am saying though is that without knowing Bette Midler personally, so sure I could be wrong about her, I seriously doubt she would really wish harm on anybody. It was a bad joke. And she should know better.

But you also have to realize that tRUmp himself is making statements like this much more accepted. His twitter feed is a constant reminder of incendiary, insulting and sexist remarks. So if you don't find widespread condemnation for Midlers comments, well look at the example the President is setting. He has divided this country like nobody else has since propably the Civil War and dropped the national diaoulouge into the gutter. So don't expect it to get better anytime soon.
__________________
“Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it.
I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

- Felix Sater - SOURCE
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2018, 02:09 AM
cnredd's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Gender: Male
Posts: 52,228
Thanks: 1,997
Thanked 31,959 Times in 18,660 Posts
Default Re: Bette Midler's Rand Paul tweet sparks outrage

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedState View Post
I agree with you that especially more so in these divisive times, rhetoric like that is harmful. And it's really not funny. What I am saying though is that without knowing Bette Midler personally, so sure I could be wrong about her, I seriously doubt she would really wish harm on anybody. It was a bad joke. And she should know better.

But you also have to realize that tRUmp himself is making statements like this much more accepted. His twitter feed is a constant reminder of incendiary, insulting and sexist remarks. So if you don't find widespread condemnation for Midlers comments, well look at the example the President is setting. He has divided this country like nobody else has since propably the Civil War and dropped the national diaoulouge into the gutter. So don't expect it to get better anytime soon.
I understand completely...

When Trump says or tweets something, it's Trump's fault...

When the Left says or tweets something, it's Trump's fault...

So easy to be a Liberal...You can always blame the enemy (That's right...NOT "political opponent"..."enemy")...
__________________
"You get the respect that you give" - cnredd
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2018, 02:25 AM
RedState's Avatar
Somewhat Stable Genius
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,194
Thanks: 967
Thanked 1,523 Times in 1,125 Posts
Default Re: Bette Midler's Rand Paul tweet sparks outrage

Quote:
Originally Posted by cnredd View Post
I understand completely...

When Trump says or tweets something, it's Trump's fault...

When the Left says or tweets something, it's Trump's fault...

So easy to be a Liberal...You can always blame the enemy (That's right...NOT "political opponent"..."enemy")...
My point is that tRUmp n is lowering the national dialogue on all sides. But whatever, play your partisan bull****. you always gotta be the victim.
__________________
“Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it.
I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

- Felix Sater - SOURCE

Last edited by RedState; 02-11-2018 at 02:34 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2018, 10:53 AM
FrancSevin's Avatar
Runs with scissors
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: St Louis MO
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,687
Thanks: 6,803
Thanked 9,577 Times in 5,449 Posts
Default Re: Bette Midler's Rand Paul tweet sparks outrage

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedState View Post
My point is that tRUmp n is lowering the national dialogue on all sides. But whatever, play your partisan bull****. you always gotta be the victim.
Trump is not lowering your so called "standards" all by himself dude.

You know damn well "this is a big ****ing deal" right?

And the Democrats have led the way. One of the foulest mouths ever to breath air in the White House was a former first Lady now defeated Presidential candidate.

https://allenwestrepublic.com/hillar...ecret-service/

But again this is not about Trump but the violence perpetuated by the left's absolute hate of Republicans.

Hate breeds hate and violence.
__________________
I am going to hang a Batman Costume in my closet. .......... Just to screw with myself when I get alzheimer's.
sola gratia, sola fide, sola scriptura.

I AM NOT A REPUBLICAN, I AM A FREEMAN, THE DEMOCRATS WORST NIGHTMARE

Last edited by FrancSevin; 02-11-2018 at 10:59 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2018, 11:12 AM
Hairy Jello's Avatar
Deplorable
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,043
Thanks: 1,776
Thanked 10,679 Times in 6,616 Posts
Default Re: Bette Midler's Rand Paul tweet sparks outrage

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedState View Post
My point is that tRUmp n is lowering the national dialogue
A lib (Midler) wishes harm on a politician and it's Trump's fault.

redd was right: it is easy to be a lib.

Almost to 3 pages and no lib yet has condoned Midler's comments....
__________________

Not an accurate representation of a white person.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2018, 11:47 AM
GottaGo's Avatar
Sanity is overrated.
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Miles to go before I sleep
Posts: 11,105
Thanks: 8,818
Thanked 7,196 Times in 4,625 Posts
Default Re: Bette Midler's Rand Paul tweet sparks outrage

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedState View Post
My point is that tRUmp n is lowering the national dialogue on all sides. But whatever, play your partisan bull****. you always gotta be the victim.
So people lower their standards to 'crass and vulgar'. Glad I was taught better.

Shall we take it to the lowest common denominator, Rosie O'Donnell?

Back to topic - Midler should be held to the same standards as everyone else, and calling for violence, publically, on another person should have the same effect it does for anyone else.

She is trying to make herself relevant again, and in a way, I guess she did, but not the way she expected.
__________________
Your life is the sum total of the choices you make.
If you can't laugh at yourself, you might as well get embalmed
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2018, 06:38 PM
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Esto perpetua
Posts: 74,285
Thanks: 53,286
Thanked 25,435 Times in 18,075 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to saltwn
Default Re: Bette Midler's Rand Paul tweet sparks outrage

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrancSevin View Post
This was about Senator Rand Paul
Please, not everything is about TRUMP.
If you could read for comprehension and could overcome your ADD, you would. know I was replying to redd's say ing there were threats (plural). Don't take offense I used to not pay attention like you but learned better the hard way. Hope you can avoid such.

Sent from my VS501 using Tapatalk
__________________
...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bette, midler, outrage, paul, rand, sparks, tweet

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0