Jan 6 xina commented on Can Portlandia Be Funny In the Age of Trump?.
First, having lived in the PNW twice now (Seattle and now the Oregon coast, with plenty of time spent in Portland), the show is spot on > it's funny because there are people out there that are like that and therefore the show is relatable (either because you've encountered those people or you are those people and have a sense of humor). Having to listen to Porltanders complain about Portland ruining their city (nearly constantly) is completely baffling to me. IT'S A TV SHOW. It's social commentary. It's two people's perspective (actually more, I don't know who does all the writing). We are facing serious, life threatening problems with the insane clown posse of an incoming administration. How about we focus on the real life work that needs to be done in order to mitigate the damage that's going to be done? Getting rid of Portlandia (or any other show like it isn't going to do that). Portlandia isn't the problem. SNL is not the problem. Shows like A&E's "Life in the KKK" (or whatever the hell it was going to be called > normalizing white supremacy) are more of a problem. Thankfully it was cancelled due to the fact that it was discovered A&E paid the KKK and "scripted the show."

What's really a problem and way more important than any discussion regarding Portlandia are things like whether or not someone like Jeff Sessions is going to be appointed the Attorney General of the United States; whether the tiny handed temper tantrum twitter toddler will start a world war (with nuclear weapons); and, oh, I don't know, how many millions of Americans are doing to die in the next four years because they have no health insurance. What's really a problem is all the black people being murdered on a daily basis by law enforcement. What's really a problem is that Donnie Dump Truck and his white supremacist, billionaire administration, with the help of the Republicans in Congress just might LITERALLY destroy everything that has been built in this country for the last 60-100 years. Instead of wondering about a comedy sketch show on IFC that a fraction of the population watches can be funny in the age of Trump, let's focus on the very real issue of all of the people that are going to suffer (who have been suffering since the election) and who are not just going to lose their civil rights, but may just lose their lives.

We have a sociopath (rapist, bigot, liar, loser, etc. etc. etc.) 70 year old child who is barely as intelligent as a 10 year old with the maturity level of approximately a 3 year old about to become our president. Portlandia, on the list of all of the serious problems we are facing in the age of Trump, is about #1Trillion on the list. Seriously.
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Jan 3 xina commented on Before Greatness: Barry Is About an Obama Who Has No Future.
Oh and I lived in NYC in my 20s and had a more interesting time than Barry did. How someone could be in NYC and truly have the most incredibly boring existence ever is beyond me.
Jan 3 xina commented on Before Greatness: Barry Is About an Obama Who Has No Future.
I thought this movie was unbelievably boring and pointless. Barack Obama is one of the most interesting people in the world, with a fascinating personal history and they reduced him to "guy who doesn't feel like he fits in anywhere." I eagerly awaited the film's release on Netflix and would give it negative stars if I could.
Dec 14, 2016 xina commented on Why You Should Give a Shit That a Neighborhood Group Just Won a Fight Against Backyard Cottages.
@31 and now you couldn't rent an apartment (one month's rent) for the amount you pay in taxes. it's called perspective. get some. Seattle property owners are living in a dream world.
Dec 14, 2016 xina commented on Why You Should Give a Shit That a Neighborhood Group Just Won a Fight Against Backyard Cottages.
I love how homeowners in Seattle think they pay MASSIVE property taxes. Your home values are overblown and bloated beyond belief and paying $3000 a year in taxes for a house worth half a million or more? Please. In upstate New York a house worth $200,000 pays property taxes between $8000 and $10000 depending on the size of the lot. Seattle pretends to be so progressive but no one wants to pay for anything. And you wonder why traffic is a nightmare from hell, rents are completely outrageous, and your schools suck. Yep, keep on perpetuating the myth that you are overtaxed and bitching about people moving there and no one being able to afford to live there and I'm sure things will get better someday. *rolls eyes*
Dec 9, 2016 xina commented on Ohio's GOP Uses Bestiality Ban To Prevent Cleveland From Raising the Minimum Wage.
Our "democracy" is such a joke. Idiot legislators ram through insane BS along with other totally non-related legislation and we call this governing.
Dec 2, 2016 xina commented on Trump Voter Rudely Woke Month After Trump Wins Election.
Meanwhile we are ALL going to pay dearly (and let's face it some more than others - MANY with their lives, MANY with their livelihoods, MANY with their civil rights, MANY with their rights to manage their own bodies) and it is going to brutal. Buyer's remorse? Anyone who voted for Trump is stupid and/or racist. They couldn't tell he was full of shit up to his comb over from the get go? Now we ALL have to pay? Fuck these people I am so revolted by how stupid Americans are and how much damage will be done because huge swaths of our nation's population are so stupid and so full of hate they really shouldn't be allowed to live.
Nov 23, 2016 xina commented on How to Get Through Thanksgiving at Your Right-Wing Family's House.
Why not just not go? So many articles about how to survive this holiday with hateful people who are going to stress you out and not one offers the option: DON'T GO. STAY HOME. VOLUNTEER. TRAVEL TO NORTH DAKOTA AND HELP SUPPORT THOSE PROTESTING THE DAPL. GO OUT FOR A MEAL. HAVE A MEAL WITH LIKE MINDED FRIENDS WHO YOU WON'T HAVE TO ARGUE WITH OR "DEAL WITH" WHILE WISHING YOU WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE. Seriously, get a grip. There are so many things one can do besides spending time with people you don't want to spend time with just because we all for some reason expect that's what we should do. Family is found through bond, not blood. Some of the best Thanksgivings of my life were with friends in Seattle. And one year, I made myself a veggie lasagna and binge watched a season of the Sopranos (to be fair I did have a retail job that year and I had to work the next day, so I couldn't travel home to be with my family, who I would not have fought with and would have enjoyed seeing. I actually called them 4 times that day).
Oct 17, 2016 xina commented on 41 Percent of U.S. Voters Believe Election Could Be "Stolen" from Trump.
41% of the population are apparently dumber than rocks. And any of that 41% that decides to take violent action (or even threaten to do so) against Hillary Clinton when she wins, will find themselves with law enforcement up their a***es and, if we're lucky, perhaps thrown in jail. You cannot threaten the President of the United States, no matter how much you may hate him or her.
Oct 10, 2016 xina commented on A Black Woman Gets A Warm Welcome from Racist Seattle.
It never ceases to amaze me that so many self-proclaimed progressive cities are only progressive when it come to white, wealthy people. People in Seattle care more about where their food is sourced than they do about homeless people or non-white citizens. The cognitive dissonance and hypocrisy is astounding.