Politics And Current Events

Troy Loney
Posts: 17181
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:03 pm

Politics And Current Events

Postby Troy Loney » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:07 pm



Assuming that award is for unprecedented failure, this tracks.

Pavel Bure
Posts: 4530
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:57 pm

Politics And Current Events

Postby Pavel Bure » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:47 pm

5AF's favorite republican back at it...



I mostly just like the very very end of the clip and the bewilderment on the old dude's face.
Jim Jordan really is a wiener.
There are too many people who probably think that's a fine performance on his part.
WTF was he trying to accomplish? Fauci all but said, hey dumb dumb, that’s not my job. The answer I’m giving is my job.

Pavel Bure
Posts: 4530
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:57 pm

Politics And Current Events

Postby Pavel Bure » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:48 pm

New stimulus...
.
Nothing for student loans
Nothing for rent/mortgage protection
.
It really does seem like the “stimulus” was the secondary priority to this bill.
Donny released that they’re thinking of extending the no interest deferment through October.

nocera
Posts: 19714
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:47 am
Location: Pittsburgh

Politics And Current Events

Postby nocera » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:03 pm

I hope so. I’ve enjoyed these months of not having to pay for my bad decisions.

MalkinIsMyHomeboy
Posts: 15021
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:45 pm
Location: (=^_^=)

Politics And Current Events

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:20 pm

So why isn't the NBA "too black"?

Come on man.

Because, at the college level, which is the professional feeder, it's about 50/50 black v non-black (white players make up about 36%).

The opportunity is there for both white and black basketball players to make it to the NBA if they have the skill to make it.

At nearly all levels, hockey is predominantly white.

Here's a pretty good article: https://hockey-graphs.com/2020/07/22/ra ... ssion=true
I don’t understand how the “professional feeder” thing is an argument at all. If the NCAA is 50% black, that’s still very disproportionality black

The conversation that no one wants to have, but seems pretty obvious, is that black people will generally excel at physical activities Over whites and pretty much all races (I’m not saying all blacks are more athletic than all whites, just that on average, that seems to be the case). It’s why blacks make up a ridiculously large amount of not just the NBA but also NFL outside of QBs and o-line. White RBs are pretty rare and white DBs are literally non-existent

Now, why whites make up such a large percent of the NHL is tough. It’s a physical activity so you’d think that blacks would have the physical prowess to be good at it but I think the issue for the black community is access to resources such as equipment and ice time but also skating is a skill that requires commitment and practice which is generally easier for middle class or higher families to stick with considering the cost. Since black families tend to be poorer, that makes it difficult

But it’s annoying that the tweeter makes it seem like the NHL or hockey community as a whole are discriminatory which is bs. Fans can be pretty racist at times (Boston fans hurling epithets at the goalie Subban) but I think overall doesn’t have close to that reputation given how international it is. Yeah they’re all white but there’s a significant amount of foreign players which I think is good.

All in all, the tweeter is an idiot

Freddy Rumsen
Posts: 30297
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:50 am
Location: "Order is the only possibility of rest." -- Wendell Berry

Politics And Current Events

Postby Freddy Rumsen » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:30 pm

Image

MR25
Posts: 10858
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:58 pm
Location: Gamehendge

Politics And Current Events

Postby MR25 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:37 pm

@MIMH did you read the article at the bottom of my post?

Trip McNeely
Posts: 3954
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:02 am

Politics And Current Events

Postby Trip McNeely » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:37 pm

The tweeter is an idiot.

Hockey is absolutely based on income. I couldn’t play hockey as a kid because my parents couldn’t afford it. It’s socioeconomic. Now you can say that the economics of hockey are skewed towards the rich (and the white) but it’s not inherently racist.

Kaiser
Posts: 4047
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:35 pm
Location: dead, just like you

Politics And Current Events

Postby Kaiser » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:42 pm

If Crosby was black, he'd have the same career. Same for georges laraque. I'm not saying there aren't racist hockey fans or even players, but I can't see it happening that way.

MalkinIsMyHomeboy
Posts: 15021
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:45 pm
Location: (=^_^=)

Politics And Current Events

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:43 pm

@MIMH did you read the article at the bottom of my post?
I did not. I will later though

AuthorTony
Posts: 6104
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:18 am
Contact:

Politics And Current Events

Postby AuthorTony » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:44 pm

Aren't NHL fans something like 92% white? I think that's a big part of the "problem." If you're a black parent with a kid who has shown athletic prowess, are you going to steer him to an insanely expensive sport, one which you likely don't know all the rules, one where you must seek out ice time which is is extremely limited, if available at all, in most areas, and a sport which you probably never played, or are you going to pick up a football or baseball or basketball and let him go to town? I think that's a pretty easy decision.

King Colby
Posts: 3458
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:35 pm
Location: Throne in my King's Quarters

Politics And Current Events

Postby King Colby » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:17 pm

Honestly, who gives a **** what race people are in the 4 major professional sports leagues? Its totally irrelevant to anything.

Kaiser
Posts: 4047
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:35 pm
Location: dead, just like you

Politics And Current Events

Postby Kaiser » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:31 pm

Honestly, who gives a **** what race people are in the 4 major professional sports leagues? Its totally irrelevant to anything.
Are you insinuating that fighting and racing arent major sports?

willeyeam
Posts: 18596
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:49 pm
Location: canceled

Politics And Current Events

Postby willeyeam » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:32 pm

Honestly, who gives a **** what race people are in the 4 major professional sports leagues? Its totally irrelevant to anything.
It is and it isn't. It's hard to grow your game when only one race really participates. This is more of a business/untapped market discussion though

shafnutz05
Posts: 34925
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:27 pm
Location: 0 days PDT-sober

Politics And Current Events

Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:40 pm



AKA, "Please come back. We are starving and probably made a mistake confiscating your farms and giving them to completely unskilled people."

On the bright side, Zambia has enjoyed a nice boom to their agricultural sector and livability over the last two decades as the white farmers relocated there.

nocera
Posts: 19714
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:47 am
Location: Pittsburgh

Politics And Current Events

Postby nocera » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:46 pm

I had a family member who used to tell me I was smart for liking the last sport that’s still all whites. I was probably 11 or 12 when he would say **** like that to me. Point being, there’s at least one dadhole who cares about race in major sports.

Faftorial
Posts: 3133
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:35 pm

Politics And Current Events

Postby Faftorial » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:07 pm



AKA, "Please come back. We are starving and probably made a mistake confiscating your farms and giving them to completely unskilled people."

On the bright side, Zambia has enjoyed a nice boom to their agricultural sector and livability over the last two decades as the white farmers relocated there.
:slug:

Freddy Rumsen
Posts: 30297
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:50 am
Location: "Order is the only possibility of rest." -- Wendell Berry

Politics And Current Events

Postby Freddy Rumsen » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:13 pm

Ironically the whites and the black Africans all immigrated to those areas (and South Africa) at the same time.

willeyeam
Posts: 18596
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:49 pm
Location: canceled

Politics And Current Events

Postby willeyeam » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:28 pm


Pavel Bure
Posts: 4530
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:57 pm

Politics And Current Events

Postby Pavel Bure » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:36 pm

Still not sure why vine was killed.

blackjack68
Posts: 10708
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:09 pm
Location: Across the River from Filthydelphia.

Politics And Current Events

Postby blackjack68 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:00 am

Every teen is losing their mind right now!

MalkinIsMyHomeboy
Posts: 15021
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:45 pm
Location: (=^_^=)

Politics And Current Events

Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:09 am

I’d vote for Trump if he did this

Gaucho
Posts: 31237
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:31 pm
Location: shootzepuckhlefraude

Politics And Current Events

Postby Gaucho » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:22 am

Image

shafnutz05
Posts: 34925
Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:27 pm
Location: 0 days PDT-sober

Politics And Current Events

Postby shafnutz05 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:20 am

The hypocrisy isn't really surprising, isn't it? She's just like the rest of them.


Troy Loney
Posts: 17181
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:03 pm

Politics And Current Events

Postby Troy Loney » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:40 am


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: LeopardLetang, mamaemeritus, Morkle, NAN, nocera, offsides, skullman80 and 23 guests