Dumb Political Correctness

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by Mr. Deez, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    It's a combination of bad lifestyle and bad example. It's easy to blame the kids, but they're following their parents' example. Both parents work, so nobody has time to cook. That means a lot of prepackaged crap and takeout.

    And everybody's lifestyle sucks. Parents usually commute in their own cars to relatively sedentary jobs. Instead of playing outside, kids play videogames and play with their phones.

    It's hard to stay in shape when you live on frozen pizzas, Micky-D's, and Chinese takeout and then spend most of your time sitting on your ***
     
  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    True MrD
    And lack of personal responsibility;
    Is it hard to get out and hump it every day? Yes but how can you keep ignoring what you are doing to your body?
    Excuses of busy life etc are NO excuse
     
  3. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    We have had issues with our oldest daughter on this (and she is in marching band). The fact is that the schools want the kids to be sedentary all day absorbing their education (and propaganda), and then go home and do homework. The kids play games to decompress. It’s due to a bunch of conflating incentives in the wrong direction.
     
  4. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    No one at school is telling them this. If anything they say be more sedentary to get better grades, and we can’t fat shame either. The kids are following the cues that their peers and teachers are telling them.
     
  5. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    • Winner Winner x 1
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
  6. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Thank goodness. Link. For 43 years, I assumed I couldn't menstruate because I am a man. Since the trans community has shown me otherwise, I've been worried about what kind of maxi pads I would buy for when my body catches up with the "science," and I start getting my period. I see them at the store, but I never felt like I could buy them without shame since the symbols and markings on them suggested that they were only for women. Thanks to the trans activist base and corporate virtue signalers, I can rest easy.
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
    • WTF? WTF? x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Mr D
    post worthless without pic
     
  9. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Ok, I'm a little nervous. What exactly are you expecting to see pictures of?
     
  10. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    There could be an upside to this. The porn industry is disgusting, and I wouldn't mind seeing it ruined. I would imagine the this could ruin it. I don't know too many dudes who are willing to pay money to see a girl whip out a penis that's bigger than theirs. There just aren't that many Garmels and Sangre Naranjadas out there.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  11. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Of course pics of you buying sanitary products anf feeking no shame .
    ? What else coukd there be?
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  12. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Maybe we're better off not seeing pictures this time! :smile1:
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  13. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    Trust me when I say I don't want to see any trannies with schlongs. Nope. Nada.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    I'm not sure what else there'd be, but I was a little nervous. We're talking about dudes menstruating. It's a whole new world. I'm not sure what to assume.

    But for the record, I do the grocery shopping, so I buy pads all the time. I was a little embarrassed the first few times, but I got used to it. I just do self-checkout. Lol
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    And if you don't want to see it, then nobody will.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  16. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    Even I have my limits. :smokin:
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    This. As someone who recently completed 1.5 months of Whole30 eating I was dismayed at how much effort it takes to eat a wholesome diet devoid of unprocessed foods and that 90+% of nearly everything at the grocery store includes added sugar. It's not just "sugary drinks" but rather in the marinades, pasta sauces, salad dressings, meats and virtually every boxed food. We have a million different names for sugar.

    On average American's are getting the same amount of exercise they did in the 80's. The food industry is our greatest challenge.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Yep, and they've even founds ways to make "sugar" worse than sugar. If I buy a Coke in a German store and look at the ingredients, I will see "zucker" (meaning cane sugar). If I buy a Coke on base and look at the ingredients, I will see high fructose corn syrup. And you're right. It's in everything. Unless you're making your own food from scratch, it's pretty hard to get away from it.

    I also think Americans are conditioned for sweetness. I'm not a big sweets eater, but anytime I've eaten something sweet over here, I've always noticed that it tastes a little less sweet than its American counterpart. For example, European chocolate is usually a little creamier than American chocolate, but it doesn't taste as sugary. Ditto for cake and ice cream.

    Ditto for sodium. Prepared foods (and restaurants) are a massive salt binge even if they don't taste particularly salty. You look at the sodium ingredients, and they are off the charts. On an occasional basis, it's not a problem, but if you're eating like that more often than not, you're asking for major health problems.

    I think that's true of adults, but I'm not sure it's true about kids. When I was a kid in the '80s, I along with every kid I knew played outside during the day every chance we got. In the summer, it was baseball from about 8:00 a.m. until about 6 p.m. at night with the occasional break for water and lunch. In the fall, it was soccer and football after school (depending on how much homework we had) and on weekends.

    I think video games started the change. I think they give more immediate gratification than actual recreation. In a video game, it's pretty easy to hit a baseball 400 feet. In real life, it takes years of hard work and dedication.
     
  19. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    Absolutely. Even after working for Starbucks for years I'm aghast at how many pumps of flavored sugar solution they put into nearly every single drink. Even the "iced cold brew" recipe is sweetened. I'll stick with Americanos every time.

    Sucrose, dextrose, maledextrose, fructose, etc etc etc. We have hundreds of names for sugar that is put in virtually every American made beverage and processed food.

    I actually like the bitterness of the European chocolates.

    I'd love to see data on this. Yes, video games are a problem but I also remember spending hours and hours in the 80's on my Atari2600 and Nintendo NES. Living in urban areas kids aren't kicked out of the house and told to "be home when the street lights come on." With that said, they start in organized sports at a much younger age. My boys started in soccer at age 4 l, baseball at age 5, and were playing football at age 7 with basketball and wrestling seasons sprinkled in. They spent all summer growing up on neighborhood swim teams and Water Polo. We started skiing as a family too when they gave up basketball to fill the winter void. Now my youngest, as a HS Jr, spends much more time on training for football, wrestling and lacrosse than I ever spent on football and baseball in HS.

    As an affluent urbanite, I realize that our anecdotal experience may not apply to all kids. I think the effect of video games on kids health is a bit over played.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    I'd be willing to be proven wrong but I'm suspicious; this is certainly surprising if true.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  21. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    I, for one, bicycled 57 miles yesterday. I suspect I raised the bar for a lot of other more sedentary types.
     
  22. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
    • Funny Funny x 5
  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    You underestimate Hillary's fanbase
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  24. 4th_floor

    4th_floor 1,000+ Posts

    My butt hurts just hearing about that.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  25. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    From a Jim Treacher piece --

    "Libs don't really care about racism. They just use it as a weapon to silence people they don't like. You can be as racist as you please, and they'll let it slide if you promise to use your political power to give them what they want."

    Obama Endorses Justin Trudeau
     
  26. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    How soon before we hear from someone in the woke media concerned about this minimizing transgendered hogs?

     
  27. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    • WTF? WTF? x 1
    • poop poop x 1
  28. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    Being saddle sore is a real thing.
     
  29. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I used avoid the lyrca shirts as "too gay." But then I rode 12 days in a row and gay it is.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  30. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    That math article makes no sense to me but I can tell you my grandkids math (arithmetic) lessons give me headaches.
     

Share This Page