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Steve Mills

New Year and soooo many topics. Was R Kelly a good decision for families to allow into their children's minds?

Posted Thursday, January 2, 2020, at 12:40 PM
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  • Who else falls into R. Kelly's genre?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 2, 2020, at 12:40 PM
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    For myself. Not for anyone else.

    It is no surprise people act the way they do when they listen to some of today's music. Much of it is hate filled garbage. I choose not to listen to it.

    Responsible parents choose to raise their kids differently than other parents. Kids need to be taught right from wrong, but also how to deal with being exposed to all the wrong in the world.

    Of course it is hate speech. Should we ban it? No. If you want to ban hate speech, you want to ban free speech. People should be able to say what they want, whether it's hateful or not. But they shouldn't get p!ssy and snow flakey when the consequences come.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Jan 2, 2020, at 4:22 PM
  • Speaking of hate speech, I was flabbergasted (heard that word lately?)to find out that someone in a management position of a national retail establishment asked a local person who has a Jewish sounding name, "are you a Jew"!

    It had nothing to do with the sale/service being rendered and they were not doing research or curious about the Jewish faith. It was said in an accusatory fashion.

    That, along with a black man's reaction to being helped by a white man has me wondering if I have stepped back in time or if some things never changed.

    It is a topic for another post with its' own headline, so expect to be seeing it. I have wrangled with it for a while now but the antisemitic comment this past week kicked me over the fence.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 2, 2020, at 5:26 PM
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    Well, Steve, I was dumbfounded by your use of the word "flabbergasted". I suspect the only thing that has changed is the way people let themselves be seen by others.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Jan 2, 2020, at 6:12 PM
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