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#1249128
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Doctor Who
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LordZerome1080 said:

Handman said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Handman said:

Very much agreed, Anchorhead.

This next episode will be a true test. They’re going to go visit Rosa Parks. Will they be historically accurate, or will there be a lot of revisionism? I’m going to guess a bit of revisionism.

What do you mean?

I’m guessing the show will greatly simplify the situation, playing into the great myth you’re taught in elementary school. The great Rosa Parks was the one who said no on a whim, and it is all because of her that buses were integrated here in the US. The historical context is a lot more complex and complicated, and interesting. I’m assuming the episode will have the Doctor try to convince her to go through with it, with no mention of those more interesting elements as they go against the prevailing legend.

Really, if we’re going to have an episode where Rosa Parks is hesitant to go through with it, I want a dialogue like this:

Rosa: “Well, they don’t need me, there are others–”
Doctor: “Yes, there are others, and there have been others. But your actions here will reach beyond them. Someone as well liked, someone so innocent, to go through the horrors of your society, will resonate far beyond Alabama. No one else will look as righteous to the nation.”

Or something to that effect. Basically I want there to be some recognition that Rosa Parks was not the only one who was courageous in that situation, that she did not do it on a whim (She and Colvin were both active members of the NAACP), and that the black leadership in Montgomery, Alabama wanted her to do it for the reasons stated above, as they would not be able to gain the sympathies of the courts, whites, and the middle class with Colvin, a poor, pregnant teenager. This in no way minimizes the bravery and injustice Parks endured, but it is the way it happened.

“I’m not disappointed,” Colvin said. “Let the people know Rosa Parks was the right person for the boycott. But also let them know that the attorneys took four other women to the Supreme Court to challenge the law that led to the end of segregation.”

But maybe this is too much to ask for from Doctor Who.

So much for giving it a chance eh Warbler, Handman and co?

If you’re going to take every critical thought I have on the show as me not giving it a chance, you’d best leave the thread, because I’m not going to stop. I’ve quite enjoyed it, actually! And nothing I’ve said about the show has anything to do with what Warbler’s said.

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#1249020
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I’d say Bernie was as popular as he was precisely because he wasn’t your typical Democrat.

Anyone read this?

NPR – With Voters Sour On Major Parties, Group Recruits ‘None Of The Above’ Candidates

The effort comes at a time when voters are dissatisfied with both major political parties. Nearly 70 percent of voters say Republicans and Democrats fail to adequately represent the American people, according to a recent survey from the nonpartisan Democracy Fund.
Politics

A Colorado-based group called Unite America is trying to use that dissatisfaction to elect more independent candidates to office nationwide. They have endorsed 29 unaffiliated candidates running for all levels of office from across the country.

Among the statewide candidates with the group’s support are Gov. Bill Walker of Alaska, the country’s only unaffiliated governor, and Greg Orman, who’s running for governor in Kansas.

In Colorado, they’ve helped five state legislative candidates qualify for the ballot, campaign, and get their names out with promotional videos.

When the time comes, vote them out.

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#1248971
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Mrebo said:

https://www.businessinsider.com/young-voters-dont-know-where-to-buy-stamps-for-absentee-ballots-2018-9

I know people love to say that people who say “kids today are lazy” are out-of-touch… but… this is just a Google search away. And you can buy them everywhere. And you can ask literally anybody. I never had a problem figuring this out with my absentee-ballot.

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#1248948
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

LordZerome1080 said:

Handman said:

Very much agreed, Anchorhead.

This next episode will be a true test. They’re going to go visit Rosa Parks. Will they be historically accurate, or will there be a lot of revisionism? I’m going to guess a bit of revisionism.

What do you mean?

I’m guessing the show will greatly simplify the situation, playing into the great myth you’re taught in elementary school. The great Rosa Parks was the one who said no on a whim, and it is all because of her that buses were integrated here in the US. The historical context is a lot more complex and complicated, and interesting. I’m assuming the episode will have the Doctor try to convince her to go through with it, with no mention of those more interesting elements as they go against the prevailing legend.

Really, if we’re going to have an episode where Rosa Parks is hesitant to go through with it, I want a dialogue like this:

Rosa: “Well, they don’t need me, there are others–”
Doctor: “Yes, there are others, and there have been others. But your actions here will reach beyond them. Someone as well liked, someone so innocent, to go through the horrors of your society, will resonate far beyond Alabama. No one else will look as righteous to the nation.”

Or something to that effect. Basically I want there to be some recognition that Rosa Parks was not the only one who was courageous in that situation, that she did not do it on a whim (She and Colvin were both active members of the NAACP), and that the black leadership in Montgomery, Alabama wanted her to do it for the reasons stated above, as they would not be able to gain the sympathies of the courts, whites, and the middle class with Colvin, a poor, pregnant teenager. This in no way minimizes the bravery and injustice Parks endured, but it is the way it happened.

“I’m not disappointed,” Colvin said. “Let the people know Rosa Parks was the right person for the boycott. But also let them know that the attorneys took four other women to the Supreme Court to challenge the law that led to the end of segregation.”

But maybe this is too much to ask for from Doctor Who.

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#1248753
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

I just watched it. The commercials don’t bother me. I am really liking these new episodes.

Of course, this is still the honeymoon period. We’ll see what I think by the time the series ends. But man, they really upped the production values. That title sequence! That atmosphere! That coherent plot!

The new TARDIS interior is something I’ll have to get used to. The last one I fell in love with instantly, probably because it felt like a classic TARDIS. This one seems to try to recapture the Tennant era… and I’m not sure if it works yet.

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#1248659
Topic
Doctor Who
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TV’s Frink said:

Dek Rollins said:

TV’s Frink said:

Warb you conveniently left out the part where you complained about feminist agendas…yet again.

Warbler said:

And my worry was about a feminist agenda being shoved in our faces, not just the gender change.

That was literally him explaining that he wasn’t worried about an agenda. You’re being dense and antagonizing him over nothing.

“Dense” is wrong and “antagonizing him over nothing” is your opinion. Maybe he shouldn’t say stupid shit like “feminist agenda.”

Glad you’re back.