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Will FreeRepublic Finally Stop Posts Equating Guilt or Innocence with (Females') Looks???

Posted on 11/11/2014 12:44:00 AM PST by Secret Agent Man

The Cranberries prior posting about the gal singer who assaulted the flight attendant and cop was the last stupid straw about posting about guilt based on looks. (Note I am not a big Cranberries fan, I have no dog in this particular hunt - it's just an example.)

I am not against posts that discuss a person's looks per se. Particularly if it factors into the issue being discussed. If it's relevant, it's relevant.

What I am objecting to are the stupid inane posts that add nothing of value to the thread and detract from the reputation of this site as being a far better place than any liberal discussion site out there.

I am just so flipping tired of idiots claiming to be conservatives posting comments of absolutely zero value about the guilt or innocence of - almost always - a female person, based solely on her looks.

It's stupid. After being done a billion times, it's not even funny. Why so-called conservatives here think this is appropriate every time a female is in a news story that has potential criminal/illegal actions, what it really is is just tiresome. It adds nothing substantive to the thread. It makes the image of this place look crass.

And it makes light of actual crimes committed by people based on if they have breasts and vaginas. And it's entirely one way. Note we do not have thousands of post replies over the years discussing the guilt or innocence of male criminals based on how good looking they are. The female conservatives here (and the pervy guys who post all the time about females) have somehow restrained themselves from any posts of this kind, yet they cannot help themselves to go this way when there's a legal controversy with a female. Then it's find a photo, and let the idiotic guilt or innocence comment postings commence.

Can we just try to keep it classy here? Do we always have to devolve to appeal to the lowest common denominator of gutter humor here when women make the news for bad behavior/crimes? Don;t we have better standards as conservatives? Having a sense of humor is important, but why is it funny that a woman is innocent or guilty because of her looks? What makes this funny? Because ugly women deserve to be locked up? Because hot women can always get out of crimes or bad behavior and ugly women can't? This is the funny stereotype these comments are playing off of?

And when the crimes are sexual crimes, as they often are, in the articles these comments surface in, why should this be made fun of? Because there aren't any negative consequences that occur to a young boy or girl when an adult female decides to satisfy their sexual urges with usually an underage boy or girl? The same stuff isn't treated lightly or humorously when an adult male does it, in fact death threat statements and the like are posted. But it's all fun and games and smart-ass humor when a woman does it.

What makes it wrong is conservatives ought to know better. They do know that there are negative consequences to teens who have sex with adults, BOTH men and women. It's not victimless only if a woman does it. It screws up their viewpoint of sex and male-female relationships. In both cases these posters KNOW that it's wrong to have an adult authority figure having sex with kids they are in positions of overseeing. It's wrong for male and female adults to look at students as potential personal sexual conquests.

This is sick behavior for a site supposedly made up of conservatives.


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1 posted on 11/11/2014 12:44:00 AM PST by Secret Agent Man
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To: Secret Agent Man

Not guilty.


2 posted on 11/11/2014 12:47:05 AM PST by warpsmith (Wake Me in 2016)
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To: Secret Agent Man

This thread is useless without photos!

(But I agree - especially when it comes to the “hey, when I was a 16-year old boy and my hot teacher....” threads.)


3 posted on 11/11/2014 12:48:23 AM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: warpsmith

Secret Asian Man is guilty !

Bailiff, whack his peepee !

4 posted on 11/11/2014 12:53:57 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 21twelve
This thread is useless without photos!

Now comes Poodlehead Schultz, DNC Chair, offering false hopes in the wake of last Tuesday.

How say you? Guilty or Not Guilty?

5 posted on 11/11/2014 12:57:48 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: 21twelve
My homework was never quite like this!
6 posted on 11/11/2014 12:58:05 AM PST by TigersEye (ISIS is the tip of the spear. The spear is Islam.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Sooo....no Helen Thomas, Rosie O'Donnell, Rosanne Barr mocking pics?

>>>We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America. And we always have fun doing it. Hoo-yah!

All work and no play ....yada, yada.

7 posted on 11/11/2014 12:58:25 AM PST by prisoner6 (Unmutual and Disharmonious)
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To: cynwoody

I think the first vote on her should be “alive?” or “not alive?”


8 posted on 11/11/2014 1:00:42 AM PST by TigersEye (ISIS is the tip of the spear. The spear is Islam.)
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To: cynwoody

Guilty with an exclamation !


9 posted on 11/11/2014 1:01:38 AM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Secret Agent Man

So I guess nothing will ever again be Bush’s fault. Nothing will ever be Hugh or Series and all our base will belong to others. Thank for squeezing another small drop of fun out of life.


10 posted on 11/11/2014 1:01:51 AM PST by muir_redwoods ("He is a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of a conservative." G.K .)
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11 posted on 11/11/2014 1:05:33 AM PST by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Secret Agent Man

MASTER CAUTION: Humor Sense Low Light

Boldface Emergency Procedure:
1. Stick forward, neutral lateral
2. Harness locked
3. Check sense of humor; throttles MIL
4. Check turn needle; rudder opposite lack of humor
5. Lack of humor persists, throttles IDLE
6. Humor restored, recover at 12 units AoA
7. Humor NOT restored, eject NLT 5,000 ft. AGL


12 posted on 11/11/2014 1:08:34 AM PST by twister881
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Seriously which of the comments on the cranberries thread commented on her appearance?
I just looked through them and didn’t see even one.

There were some that said they didn’t know who the cranberries were, some commented on the singing, some talked about the irish, or other famous people who acted out.


13 posted on 11/11/2014 1:08:43 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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Can we just try to keep it classy here?

Become a Mod. Then you'll have the power to decide what is classy and what is not.
14 posted on 11/11/2014 1:13:13 AM PST by ComputerGuy (BS, MS, PhD and a BMF besides)
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Welll ... y'woke the mod up four times in order for him/her/it to remove some guilty/not guilty posts

Feel better ?

15 posted on 11/11/2014 1:13:54 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I’m guessing you don’t know how the tradition came about.

Hint, it is now legal precedent.


16 posted on 11/11/2014 1:18:00 AM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: 21twelve
This thread is useless without photos!

This thread is useless.

17 posted on 11/11/2014 1:19:09 AM PST by cynwoody
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I was going to say something but......

Comment Removed by Moderator


18 posted on 11/11/2014 1:20:41 AM PST by woofie
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News/Activism ain’t what it used to be.


19 posted on 11/11/2014 1:21:46 AM PST by TigersEye (ISIS is the tip of the spear. The spear is Islam.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Every organization shares 'tribal lore' and 'tribal knowledge'. You will never be able to overcome this. Over at Hot Air, the posters delight in shouting Ratso! at the beginning of every thread. Guilty! and Not Guilty! are as much a part of this forum as stuned beebers, biting mooses, and lest we forget, Viking Kitties. Get over yourself.
20 posted on 11/11/2014 1:21:54 AM PST by Company Man ("Be sure you're right, then go ahead." -- Davy Crockett)
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