Liberals also say and do stupid shit


#1924

Heh, fair enough.


#1925

Per the article ,that is what they do. For some reason, this chapter stopped doing it for a short time. We have no idea why from the article.


#1926

And the chapter said it was UPS’s screw up. It certainly wouldn’t surprise me for a company to try and make a union look bad.


#1927

I mean obviously UPS would love that, but I don’t see how the union couldn’t step in and refund things.
It feels disingenuous. “Our hands are tied, we have to keep your money, so sorry.”


#1928

Well this certainly fits the thread title.

“Though this sign is permitted under Freedom of Speech, I would also like to discuss the impact on the community that this sign has had,” wrote Eddie Papazoni to Parsons. “There are some in the community that have expressed that the sign should be taken down as it has created mixed emotions in the community on how to proceed, issues of inclusion, and the ability to be active members of their community.”


#1929

Ah campuses, the windmills that free speech warrior incessantly tilt at. I’m so surprised that the Washington Examiner features a story framed in such as way as to make liberals look dumb. That’s its stock-in-trade. You could rename this thread “The Washington Examiner.” Here is the official university spokesman’s statement on this situation, reported by a more reputable source:

In an e-mail to the Globe, Blaguszewski, the spokesperson for UMass Amherst, called the note Parsons received from the residence director “poorly worded.”

“UMass Amherst emphatically rejects Nazis, and any other hate group, a view expressed in the students’ sign,” Blaguszewski. “However, we are sensitive to the use of profanity, which some may find inappropriate. The university respects the students’ right to display the sign and it may remain up.”


#1930

OK, yeah, the Examiner lives to point out Liberal stupidity, but the letter actually did get written and sent by someone who thought he or she was doing the right thing. That is actual Liberal stupidity.


#1931

Or by a Nazi sympathizer. I don’t know, it’s hard to parse ideology here. Presumably the woman who hung the “Fuck Nazis” sign outside her window is also a liberal. Regardless, we’re talking about one dude, a Resident Director for a state university. The whole thing is actually a non-story (the student was never forced to take down her sign) made into something by social media and the WE. I guess when I first saw this thread, I envisioned stuff more like the Teamsters story a few posts up. (Though in my experience, Teamsters–though they often vote Democrat–are not usually liberals.)


#1932

Well, we don’t know that the email was sent by a liberal though, do we?


#1933

Yeah, the simplest explanation is that this was a false flag operation.


#1934

No, the simplest explanation is that it’s a random person trying to cover their own ass.

I don’t think anything I read screams liberal. It just screams someone covering their own ass.


#1935

There is a good argument that the union folks have joined the Trump-led GOP. Those ones remind me so much of Henny Penny


#1936

#1937

The union would end up with the money and they are the ones made to look bad from it.


#1938

If I could punch Twitter in the face…

e: holy shit it’s so much worse than I thought

e2: I want to reactivate my Twitter account to tell these idiots off. My God, this is the worst thing ever


#1939

It’s always weird to me that liberals get pilloried for this stuff, but Trump and the GOP are allowed to celebrate all kinds of stuff without getting creamed…

For the record, it is all cringey, awful terrible stuff - but liberals love to eat their own with it while the GOP seems to embrace it.


#1940

The American left has always held itself to a higher standard than the right. It’s a blessing and a curse.


#1941

That’s because to the average GOP voter these days, people getting hit in the crotch with stuff is high comedy, so cringe-worthy stuff like the videos above are their version of the Kennedy Center Honors.


#1942

Now, now. Let’s not demean the form unnecessarily.


#1943

Quite. I find people getting hit in the crotch pretty damn funny. Also, if you ask your Amazon Echo to fart, she makes a varied selection of really juicy fart sounds, which has not failed to crack me up after hundreds of times.

That said, political songs are almost never funny… unless they’re sung by Tim Minchin