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  •  Tina's not cool at all--she's smart. (2+ / 0-)
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    and B*tches are the new Black is genius!

    And then, he farted candy and rainbows...

    by amberglow on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 09:45:44 AM PST

    •  I don't get the slogan. (2+ / 0-)
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      fromdabak, homoaffectional

      Honestly. I'm a woman and I don't get it and I don't appreciate it either.

      I'm open for explanations though.

      You are a child of the universe; no less than the trees and the stars... Desiderata

      by byteb on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 09:48:56 AM PST

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    •  Desperate Clinton fans... (3+ / 0-)
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      are praying for another "game changer" and hope this slogan catches fire.  It'd be amusing if it weren't so very pathetic.

      March 5th can't come soon enough.

    •  If B**ches are the new Black is genius, well I (2+ / 0-)
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      want the IQ of W...

      That just trivializes all the shit that Black people had to endure in this nations history...  But hey it's cool to have a slogan that marginalizes a race of people that have been marginalized throughout....

      "Hillary isn't a minority but we have to make her cool in the eyes of the younger voter so let's make her a B*tch, and make B*tch = Black therefore Hillary is Black...."  Blackslapping ensues and Tina walks out her meeting proud of herself....

      If it's a choice between War and Hope. Well then I'm going to War for Hope... I'm addicted to HOPE and Obama is my pusher

      by fromdabak on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 10:08:05 AM PST

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      •  I took black to mean clothing, not skin color. nt (3+ / 0-)
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        Whenever we dumb down the political debate, we lose. -Barack Obama

        by klizard on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 10:27:51 AM PST

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        •  I didn't know what she meant. (0+ / 0-)

          She is so damn cool it went over my uncool head. :)

          You are a child of the universe; no less than the trees and the stars... Desiderata

          by byteb on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 10:46:01 AM PST

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          •  New York fashionistas..... (3+ / 0-)
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            refer to any new trend as "the new black."  Because Black clothing is always fashionable and in good taste.  So calling something "black" in fashion is a complement.  Honest.  Its in wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/...

            You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

            by murrayewv on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 10:56:58 AM PST

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            •  Ok. Got it. (3+ / 0-)
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              Thanks.

              After working in NYC and dressing in black everything, you'd think I'd get it.

              I am so uncool. :)

              You are a child of the universe; no less than the trees and the stars... Desiderata

              by byteb on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 10:59:44 AM PST

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              •  it was also double entendre I think.... (2+ / 0-)
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                byteb, SnowCountry

                so it was cleverly devisive of all.  The whole thing sounded like something from Wonkette or Gawker.  They are very mean-spirited over there, but I know to expect that when I read their posts.  Here I want people to stick to real issues.

                I didn't see real issues discussed on SNL.  Just the issue of media bias and mysogeny.  Not issues that would make me vote- like health care, the economy, who can get us out of Iraq, who can solve Social Security problems, who will address the energy crisis, who will work to address global climate change.  Media bias and mysogeny or even racism are issues for our candidates and will affect the election.  But they don't make me decide who to vote for.

                You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

                by murrayewv on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 11:19:32 AM PST

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                •  I just wrote this in a reply to you (0+ / 0-)

                  but I don't like the word bitch used in reference to a woman not even if another woman is using it as a way of 'owning' it. It just turns me off and I'm a woman..and perhaps, that's why.

                  You are a child of the universe; no less than the trees and the stars... Desiderata

                  by byteb on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 11:23:40 AM PST

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                  •  well- I agree.... (2+ / 0-)
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                    I think it was very clever devisive skit that is equally offensive.  But I did think it was clever and funny.  But I have learned that humor is a weapon- question arises who is cut more by this whole thing.  Was it Obama, belittled for becoming a popular figure and now being portrayed as empty, while Hillary is portrayed as past it and a loser?  Who wins in this but the cynical nonvoters who say they are all politicians and they are all the same.  I think SNL and Letterman and Leno and even Jon Stewart and Colbert have something to answer for in this.  Humor is a great leveler of pretension, but too much satire and you are JibJab, just mocking for the click through and the revenue.  This is an important election.  These are important people to chose between and support.  This show mocks everyone, and that may be their job.  But as a committed voter, I think they also do a lot of harm.

                    You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

                    by murrayewv on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 11:34:02 AM PST

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        •  Okay my fault, I'm not into fashion... Now if (0+ / 0-)

          she compared it to something in sports or gadgets, I would have known what the hell she was talking about...  

          If it's a choice between War and Hope. Well then I'm going to War for Hope... I'm addicted to HOPE and Obama is my pusher

          by fromdabak on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 10:59:11 AM PST

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        •  really? (0+ / 0-)

          i find this pretty hard to believe.

        •  it was about clothes. (0+ / 0-)

          people really are thick.

          Every season, there's a new "__is the new black".

          And then, he farted candy and rainbows...

          by amberglow on Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 12:28:57 PM PST

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      •  I winced when she said that (2+ / 0-)
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        byteb, fromdabak

        Yes, I think she meant "Bitch is the new black" to be understood as a double entendre, and I don't find it funny.

    •  Your tag line (0+ / 0-)

      clearly indicates that you and I will never agree on what constitutes genius, amberglow.

      But hey to each his own.

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