Apr 29 DavidC commented on Are ESPN Job Cuts Also Cutting Race Talk From Sports Coverage?.
Countless people over Baseball Think Factory have decried ESPN's recent obsession with politics. ESPN's ratings are in free fall. I wouldn't blame them if they pivot away from social justice issues. It's not their job to educate the masses and certainly not at the expense of their business. You can't promote social change is no one is watching.
Aug 21, 2016 DavidC commented on I Love You, Amy Schumer, But You're Wrong.
Talk about the left eating itself. Metzger is a bit of a troll on Twitter/Facebook, but he's hardly anti-feminist. His podcast Race Wars takes on very difficult subjects and tries to be edgy and funny when discussing them. He doesn't always hit the mark - part of being a professional comedian is testing out where the line is. Anyone who listens to his podcast however knows that he is an ally to the left. I don't understand why so much energy is being direct at him, and being directed at Amy, another ally. This is like BLM attacking Bernie Sanders. SMH
Apr 2, 2016 DavidC commented on I Saw the Light Is Country for Dummies.
I wondered the same thing, but I guess by the standards of the 60's his arrest for drug smuggling (pills) probably tarnished his reputation.
Jan 7, 2016 DavidC commented on About Star Wars, Joy, Jessica Jones, and the Utterly Depressing Absence of Lead Women of Color on Screen.
Demanding that women and minorities are shoehorned into something originally created by a white man, in a reboot that is the creation of another white man, will always ring false and ultimately hurts the cause.

The barrier to entry has never been lower. If women & minorities want more staring roles then they need to write good scripts themselves, and stage their own low budget productions.
Oct 1, 2015 DavidC commented on Republican Who Blocked Revenge-Porn Protections Is Victim of Revenge Porn.
My fear is that laws against 'revenge porn' will effectively wipe out all amateur porn since you could never prove consent without having paid professionals
Apr 28, 2015 DavidC commented on Baltimore: Hillary Wants an Investigation into Police Brutality, Rand Paul Wants an Investigation into Single Parents.
Whatever police brutality exists in Baltimore is being done by a majority black force, with a black police chief, a black mayor, and majority black political structure.

Can we stop making this about race already?

Instead of making martyrs out of criminals, how about we focus on the people who actually want to be part of a civilized society. You don't see Code Pink looting stores. These are not protesters, they are just opportunistic thugs.
Nov 24, 2014 DavidC commented on Ferguson Grand Jury Brings No Charges Against Officer Darren Wilson in the Death of Mike Brown.
All the evidence is public - does anyone dispute the physical evidence? What difference would a trial make other than wasting a pile of money.
Nov 24, 2014 DavidC commented on Ferguson Grand Jury Brings No Charges Against Officer Darren Wilson in the Death of Mike Brown.
Did anyone listen to the statement? There was due process, the officer was found not guilty of a crime. Sometimes it's not racism, just a guy trying to do his job.
Oct 31, 2013 DavidC commented on Obama Mocks Climate Change Hecklers.
That oil is coming out of the ground one way or another - it will get to the US via rail or trucks if there is not enough pipeline capacity or it will go to China in tankers. Unless the whole lot of Americans are suddenly going to adopt the lifestyle of a 'developing nation' and the rest of the world stops having babies - its all just shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic.
Oct 4, 2013 DavidC commented on Judge Slaps Moms with $10,000 Fine After Grocery Industry Brings Anti-SLAPP Suit.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is an activist group - not an unbiased scientific consensus.

While I'll concede that GMO crops are an environmental nightmare - they are a necessity for a planet with 9 billion+ people - the idea that they are unhealthy - or that organic food is some sort of panacea (or a realistic alternative for 9 billion people) is just a fantasy