Comments for The Progressive Pub https://the-orbit.net/progpub/ Sat, 24 Aug 2019 12:58:34 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.7 Comment on It’s like police officers are trying to make people hate them by Tony Thompson https://the-orbit.net/progpub/2019/07/01/its-like-police-officers-are-trying-to-make-people-hate-them/comment-page-1/#comment-11470 Sat, 24 Aug 2019 12:58:34 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/progpub/?p=8179#comment-11470 You’re wasting your time using biblical references to an atheist.

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Comment on On best friends, Keanu Reeves, and why I was triggered by Captain Marvel (but still loved it) by Tony Thompson https://the-orbit.net/progpub/2019/04/15/on-best-friends-keanu-reeves-and-why-i-was-triggered-by-captain-marvel-but-still-loved-it/comment-page-1/#comment-11430 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 02:31:17 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/progpub/?p=8141#comment-11430 In reply to kyuss.

I have heard of Weaver. And I’ve seen all but the post AvP2 movies.
That doesn’t change the fact that for many people in Hollywood and societies around the world, movies with women as the lead characters have been perceived as to be incapable of being critically acclaimed, box office smashes.

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Comment on On best friends, Keanu Reeves, and why I was triggered by Captain Marvel (but still loved it) by Weekly Reader Vol 2 Issue 4 | Iacon East https://the-orbit.net/progpub/2019/04/15/on-best-friends-keanu-reeves-and-why-i-was-triggered-by-captain-marvel-but-still-loved-it/comment-page-1/#comment-11426 Thu, 23 May 2019 20:47:18 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/progpub/?p=8141#comment-11426 […] On best friends, Keanu Reeves, and why I was triggered by Captain Marvel (but still loved it) (from The Progressive Pub via The Orbit): “A few hours later, the movie finished and I rushed to my car. I had to get there before the waterworks came. I held them back during the movie with ease bc I was distracted by the film. With it over, the emotional turmoil that I’d kept a lid on was boiling over and I didn’t want to be a crying mess as I walked out of the theater. The walk to the car seemed to take forever. When I finally got there, the dam burst. In a million years, I never would have thought a Marvel movie would trigger me, but Captain Marvel certainly did.” […]

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Comment on Where is this great, exceptional nation “they” keep talking about? by Weekly Reader Vol 2 Issue 3 | Iacon East https://the-orbit.net/progpub/2019/01/31/where-is-this-great-exceptional-nation-they-keep-talking-about/comment-page-1/#comment-11424 Thu, 16 May 2019 20:49:21 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/progpub/?p=8111#comment-11424 […] Where is this great, exceptional nation “they” keep talking about? (from The Progressive Pub via The Orbit): “They say this and more about this country. […]

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Comment on On best friends, Keanu Reeves, and why I was triggered by Captain Marvel (but still loved it) by kyuss https://the-orbit.net/progpub/2019/04/15/on-best-friends-keanu-reeves-and-why-i-was-triggered-by-captain-marvel-but-still-loved-it/comment-page-1/#comment-11421 Thu, 09 May 2019 11:52:42 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/progpub/?p=8141#comment-11421 Captain Marvel showed Hollywood and the world that a movie with a woman as the lead character–a superhero movie at that–can be box office smash and receive acclaim around the world.

Really? You’ve never heard of Sigourney Weaver? Serious?

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Comment on I think I’m done listening to Delilah by Tony Thompson https://the-orbit.net/progpub/2018/12/12/i-think-im-done-listening-to-delilah/comment-page-1/#comment-11410 Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:03:15 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/progpub/?p=8038#comment-11410 In reply to Sebizzar.

I was never able to verify, but I’ve heard by more than one person that Delilah is (or was) anti-gay. Given her background as an Evangelical, it would not surprise me if that were true.

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Comment on I think I’m done listening to Delilah by Sebizzar https://the-orbit.net/progpub/2018/12/12/i-think-im-done-listening-to-delilah/comment-page-1/#comment-11409 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:00:03 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/progpub/?p=8038#comment-11409 I stopped listening to her cause I’ve never once heard a gay story on her show! I just love Soft Rock/AC too much so I’ll tune in to those, but tune out when she speaks lol.

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Comment on Where is this great, exceptional nation “they” keep talking about? by Tom L. https://the-orbit.net/progpub/2019/01/31/where-is-this-great-exceptional-nation-they-keep-talking-about/comment-page-1/#comment-11386 Sat, 02 Mar 2019 14:37:58 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/progpub/?p=8111#comment-11386 I agree with many of your listed criticisms. What is always stipulated is that the market will find solutions. I have not found this. 1) Rent-there is a preponderance of buildings built that are 1000+ sq ft with amenities that many will not use. The only smaller units/more modest units are built by NGO’s – not by public companies! 2) Government is catering to the interests of business-including religious organizations – who, in my opinion, often operate with a prejudice that the government is in fact complicit with. 3) ACA Here I find your estimate low for loss of coverage-if you include those that are included with medicaid expansion. You also have to consider that A) the medical device industry does NOT want to pay taxes. Everyone wants to make the money- however, no one wants to shoulder any burden. B) The religious organizations loathe the religious provisions about covered services-they themselves operate many of the health care systems that this legislation effects. Some of these churches support universal coverage-but were rather quiet about this legislation. C) Long term care is unworkable for this program. What may seem trivial is a major detriment to many. I agree with universal coverage, though I think that it will accomplished through the use of insurers. Such as the use of HMO’s by both medicare and medicaid. The system needs to be streamlined though-there is too much redundancy and bureaucracy. The fact that our current system costs double that of other nations is ridiculous.

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Comment on Where is this great, exceptional nation “they” keep talking about? by Tom L. https://the-orbit.net/progpub/2019/01/31/where-is-this-great-exceptional-nation-they-keep-talking-about/comment-page-1/#comment-11384 Fri, 01 Mar 2019 16:20:28 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/progpub/?p=8111#comment-11384 You have many valid points in your post. I think the majority of the
problems in this country are caused by it’s partisan vitriol. A huge part
of this is attributable to the fact that if you agree with one platform of
any party-you have to take the WHOLE platform. We are to be one of two
types of group think. All actions in either party always panders to the
extremes. The dismantling of government due to privatization has
resulted in an increasingly theocratic course. This has once again promoted
increased bigotry to which government has once again been complicit.
Health care is a national disgrace. It is the same system as in the 1980’s.
Your estimate on ACA -including expanded medicaid seems low to me.
This solution is despised as many of the interests affected are opposed.
Your churches implement(with prejudice, in my opinion) a
huge portion of the social service platform and there interests are at odds
with some of the coverage issues-as well as the fact that there are requirements
for the medical systems that they are also in the business of operating.
Medical device manufactures-don’t want to pay the tax. Everyone wants
to make the money-but no one wants to contribute to the burden. Long term care
has proven unworkable-another problem area of the current system.
Overall, in the last 40+ years we haven’t solved any problems-and done little to make
the country or world any better.

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Comment on Representation matters by Tony Thompson https://the-orbit.net/progpub/2018/12/26/representation-matters/comment-page-1/#comment-11376 Thu, 31 Jan 2019 03:21:56 +0000 https://the-orbit.net/progpub/?p=8055#comment-11376 In reply to Santiman.

Santiman,
Unless they have a coherent problem with the movie that can be picked apart and discussed, I pretty much ignore them. It’s saddening to hear such BS coming from progressive folks, but I have to keep in mind that being progressive on some issues doesn’t mean someone is on every social issue.

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