Prettybetsy
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Nov 14, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Rural and Suburban Whites Did Not Vote for Trump Because They Felt "Left Behind".
@37 add "and the decline of manufacturing" to the end of the second sentence.
Nov 14, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Rural and Suburban Whites Did Not Vote for Trump Because They Felt "Left Behind".
Add "and the decline of manufacturing" to the end of that second sentence.
Nov 14, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Rural and Suburban Whites Did Not Vote for Trump Because They Felt "Left Behind".
Trump's talk about the hellish "inner cities" is a classic case of right-wing projection. It's old rural white folks who have been living for the most part in bombed-out hellscapes since the consolidation of agriculture. The only people who bother to talk to them are Fox News (the Walmart of journalism) and the rest of the right-wing mediascape, who have got them convinced that gender-neutral bathrooms are coming to drink their blood. More to the point, they've been bashing Hillary Clinton for thirty years, which is reason number 458 why Democrats were stupid to nominate her.
Nov 3, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Husband-To-Be's Porn Use Causes Ex-Christian Bride To Despair.
@14 Word. There may be some of this ethically-produced unicorn porn somewhere around, but I find it rarely to never, and I'm such a sap I actually still look sometimes. More to the point, the average porn consumer doesn't care about the ethics of his porn, and his sexual moves show it.

@20 Men I have encountered are mostly looking to relive the kind of shitty sex they have learned to like from porn. Even if I wanted to teach them, they're not really looking to learn. I'm not here to lock up anybody's pee-pee (no, really, put that thing away), but I've felt a lot better since I quit trying to get anything out of sex with these men.
Nov 2, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Husband-To-Be's Porn Use Causes Ex-Christian Bride To Despair.
I'm pretty sure I'm older than CRAP (that's what she said), and at some point I did learn to accept that my (abstract) man would have thoughts and fantasies that didn't involve me. But I do think the majority of straight men are ruined by porn the same way little kids' palates are spoiled by eating nothing but Doritos, Lucky Charms, and Burger King. 99% of porn is about ugly men assaulting airbrushed teenagers, and it's naive to think that doesn't change what the viewer wants. Most of the sex I've had with these porn-addled men is mostly me serving as a prop for some shitty canned fantasy. I've mostly quit having sex, and the longer I go the happier I am. I miss sex that doesn't suck, but the kind I can get from most men, thanks to porn, has nothing to offer me.

I don't know what this means for CRAP, but I am done hearing, heh, suck it up, ladies, we're basically all scum, now what are you gonna do, not have sex? I'm here to say I'm taking that challenge and it sucks a lot less than what came before.
Nov 2, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Samantha Bee Makes a Compelling Argument That Donald Trump Can't Read.
I listened to an interview with Trump's ghostwriter. He said that Trump refused to write anything down or read drafts, he just had him come into his office and listen to his phone conversations and research based on that. That shows he either can't read and write or refuses to because he can pay people to do it for him. Hard to say which is worse.
Oct 27, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Protesting Comcast and CenturyLink, Internet Users Get Stuck "Buffering" As They Approach City Hall.
If it'll happen anywhere it'll happen in Seattle.
Oct 27, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on We Don't Need to Worry About Trump Supporters Staging a Revolution.
@2 Yeah. They'll never outgun the government (nor are the police going to join their coup) but they can do a lot of damage to the civilians they don't like--which has been the point of the gun-hoarding all along.
Oct 17, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on In Praise of Black Women Who Get Things Done.
Nice review. I was dismissing this as just another superhero show, but the worldbuilding sounds good.
Oct 7, 2016 Prettybetsy commented on Netflix's Amanda Knox Leaves People of Color Out of the Story.
Jesus, Charles. Did you see the scene where Guede's DNA was all over the room? It's not impossible that Guede was framed but there was a lot more evidence for his guilt than for Knox's.

Yes, Knox was wrong to accuse Lumumba, but she did it after being slapped around by the detectives. Is it so hard to believe that in a legal system where a buffoonish prosecutor can sell his accusations based on hilarious theories about Satanism and Seattle, police might be less than scrupulous about using every possible tactic to get a confession? If the filmmakers didn't try to talk to Lumumba they should have, but is it so hard to believe that he wouldn't have wanted to revisit the incident for a documentary on his wrongful accuser?

As for the murder, Knox was guilty of nothing but acting unconventionally and not dressing to the nines. Fuck Italy.