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2 hours ago, mtutiger said:

I'm gonna hazard a guess that most of his constituents have never heard of this documentary. At least as of today.

And as a constituent of his, I wish he would focus more on things that more Texans *did* care about

Oh, they have.   I was hearing about it before Ted spoke on it.  And it isn't just the churchy folk.

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1 hour ago, Melody said:

Oh, they have.   I was hearing about it before Ted spoke on it.  And it isn't just the churchy folk.

I'm still gonna hazard a guess that most of his constituents haven't heard about it. I didn't until he mentioned it.

I'd appreciate it if he would spend more time on the issues acutely affecting Texas and not social media controversies and his podcast and his future Presidential campaign

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And here I was thinking that was an Aubrey Huff fever dream. I should’ve know better ...

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1 hour ago, mtutiger said:

I'm still gonna hazard a guess that most of his constituents haven't heard about it. I didn't until he mentioned it.

I'd appreciate it if he would spend more time on the issues acutely affecting Texas and not social media controversies and his podcast and his future Presidential campaign

Lol. How much time do you actually think he has spent on it?    The fuss started as soon as Netflix started promoting it and releasing trailers.   He is responding to a concern.  As are other politicians including democrats. 

This is not a documentary by the way.  It is a fictional work where child actors were coached by adults to “act,” in sexual ways and filmed doing so.  Evidently child exploitation is okay if it is done educate others that it is bad for children?   Comes up periodically.   Linda Blair in the Exorcist (she was twelve), Brooke Shields in Pretty Baby, there are others but these come first to mind.  Pretty gross, imo.

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11 minutes ago, Melody said:

Lol. How much time do you actually think he has spent on it?    

Zero. I'd guess that he knows as little about it as I do at this point.

Maybe our politicians should spend a little more time thinking before they fire off a virtue signal letter.

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4 minutes ago, mtutiger said:

Zero.

Maybe our politicians should spend a little more time before they fire off a virtue signal letter.

So he is spending zero time on this that he should be spending on other things?  Um, okay.  LOL. Frankly, I agree with those that believe Hollywood needs to quit exploiting children to enrich or titilate nasty adults.  

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1 hour ago, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

Ted Cruz only cares about pandering to his base.

Next topic.

Sure.  He is a politician, duh.  But his base expects him to be responsive to their concerns.    Nothing will come of it (see the Exorcist and Pretty Baby).  But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a righteous issue to call to the attention of the public.  
So who is Tulsi Gabbard pandering to on twitter using time better spent on weightier issues than child sexual exploitation?

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Wow.  Peaceful protesters blocking ambulances from an emergency room and chanting, “I hope you die,” at the wounded officers in S LA?  Not good.  It should be noted that Compton defunded and disbanded its police department almost 20 years ago.  These were technically county sheriff’s deputies not police officers.  

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/09/13/anti-police-protesters-yell-we-hope-they-die-outside-hospital-where-wounded-deputies-were-taken/
 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Melody said:

Sure.  He is a politician, duh.  But his base expects him to be responsive to their concerns.    

He works for all Texans, not just his base.

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2 hours ago, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

We have failed as a society if we allowed animosities to run that deep.

and the only thing as bad as this society's failure is its unwillingness to face it.

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Is there any other source for this story other than a tweet from the LA County sheriff’s department? Any video, any audio, any on-site source to corroborate it? Did anyone record it on their phone, or is there footage from a camera in front of the hospital? Or are we taking the sheriff’s tweet at its word?

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3 minutes ago, chasfh said:

Is there any other source for this story other than a tweet from the LA County sheriff’s department? Any video, any audio, any on-site source to corroborate it? Did anyone record it on their phone, or is there footage from a camera in front of the hospital? Or are we taking the sheriff’s tweet at its word?

We do know for certain there was a protest outside the hospital where the officers were taken. 

Funny, how absent any of this evidence you require, we trust eye witness accounts if a cop shoots a black man. 

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I didn't see an indication of how many protesters were there either, but it did say 1..... 1..... didnt leave when asked.    Seems like it's hard to get even less people than that, but of course this will be a huge deal since it's literally the smallest number of possible people besides 0, although I wouldn't be surprise if Trump counted them as 3/5 of a person

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Yeah whatabout

Seems like anytime there’s a large gathering of protesters, someone’s taking and posting footage of it. I haven’t seen any footage from this yet. Have you? All I’ve seen in the news stories is the sheriff’s tweet.

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1 minute ago, pfife said:

wow, people say terrible ****.    newsflash

Funny, not the same tone if a Trumper would say the same thing about Jacob Blake. 

If there were a white protestor outside the hospital where Jacob Blake was at yelling I hope he dies, everybody on the left would **** a brick. 

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10 minutes ago, Motown Bombers said:

Here's the video Chas requested. Not sure how reliable the source or if this is the right hospital. 

 

Looks to me like a couple of guys shouting random things, not chanting anything, and not coming anywhere the entrance and blocking ambulances or keeping hospital people from doing their business.

Obviously this is not the mass protest the sheriff’s tweet is referring to. That’s the one I’m interested in. 

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Reminds me of those things you see where cops order starbucks with "PIG" written on them or whatever and it turns out they did it themselves to play victim.

 

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