Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Happy Black Friday, commenters. I hope you bought yourself something nice today — you deserve it. I camped out for nine hours to get the new Explore Equestria Greatest Hits vinyl. It’ll totally be worth it to see the look on my daughter’s face when she I sees I copped the new MLP and won’t let her touch it because it’s mine.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  charliepanayi
Score:35 | Nov 21st

‘ If you haven’t met a rural American who volunteers at a food bank, goes to high school football games and raises money for their high school’s band program but can’t afford health insurance because of a flawed Obamacare system, then you can’t really comment on their mindset.’

Actually, I can. They voted for a racist, sexist pig (who is appointing white supremacists and homophobes to key government positions), which either means they are bigots or they heard everything Trump has to say and still felt he was worth voting for, in which case they are complicit in bigotry. Fuck them. It’s funny how the vast majority of non-white people didn’t vote Trump, even though they may have ‘economic anxieties’ too. It’s almost as if economic reasons wasn’t the actual reason for his success.

And spare me the ‘bubble’ BS, Trump voters are the ones living in a bubble of ‘waah it’s not the 1950s any more’

Posted in: Grizzly Bear Call Out Racist Trump Voters: “Alt Right Is A Bullshit Term To Normalize White Supremacy”
#9  charliepanayi
Score:36 | Nov 21st

At this rate, by this time next year Kanye will be like Daniel Day Lewis in the last half-hour of There Will Be Blood (spoilers incoming!) – all alone, ranting about milkshake, and beating poor Kid Cudi to death with a bowling pin.

Posted in: Kanye West Cancels Rest Of Saint Pablo Tour
#8  cheap_suit_jr_jr
Score:36 | Nov 21st

I can help here. I’m *from* the very bottom of the white working class, and all of my relatives are Trump voters. It’s true they are all broke, although they are weirdly exactly as broke as they were under the last four presidents.

I ask them to explain their politics all the time. Invariably they revert to Rush Limbaugh-esque culture war stuff about gays, political correctness, etc. When they get tired of that they usually bring up wild Clinton conspiracy theories (Vince Foster, etc.). If questioned directly about a proposed Trump policy, they typically have no idea what it consists of (which is not entirely their fault, as Trump doesn’t seem to know either).

Maybe familiarity breeds contempt, but I’ve had enough of The Working Man and his seemingly endless temper tantrum. The factory is not coming back, and the two main reasons you have nowhere to work are: (1) you have no education and are not competitive in your beloved free market, and (2) you supported the arrival of Walmart which destroyed every business within 100 miles of your backwater.

HRC won the popular vote by some 1.8 million people, and she should have doubled that number except that Democrats failed to turn out big swathes of their voting base. The postmortem conversation should be “How do we get the majority of voters excited about our candidates?” rather than “How do we kiss more old white ass?”

Posted in: Grizzly Bear Call Out Racist Trump Voters: “Alt Right Is A Bullshit Term To Normalize White Supremacy”
#7  dansolo
Score:37 | Nov 22nd

I see a straight white gender conforming male laughing at queer people and blaming them for something thats been a major source of pain and frustration for their community. It’s punching down. Even as a joke it isn’t funny. Trump didn’t win because queer people are to queer, and implying that maybe he wouldn’t have won if queer people didn’t insist on making themselves visible in the world is shitty and victim blaming.

Posted in: SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
#6  eastside tilly
Score:38 | Nov 21st

The guy who wrote a concept album about the fascism of the Bush era that went platinum in 18 countries? I think he has a passing familiarity with it.

Posted in: Watch Green Day Chant “No Trump! No KKK! No Fascist USA!” From The AMAs Stage
#5  guiriguiri
Score:38 | Nov 21st

Glad he still has someone in his life to realize the needed to make the call.

Posted in: Kanye West Hospitalized Under Psychiatric Hold
#4  YouBeautifulBastard
Score:41 | Nov 21st

The Trump voters I know generally fall into the one or both of two categories:

1. Low information
2. Low empathy

The ones in (1) genuinely aren’t aware of their candidate’s barrel-scraping levels of moral sleaze, of the sort that makes HRC’s rather pedestrian levels of sleaze look downright virtuous.

The ones in (2) usually don’t care about anything but abortion and/or their own pocketbooks. To a very large extent they blame [insert demonized group here that doesn’t look, pray, or fuck like themselves] for their own misfortunes, with varying but generally low levels of truth.

I’m an affluent, nominally white professional. I probably will do slightly better under a Trump administration than I would have under HRC. (Ooh, my after-tax income might go up by $1000!) That doesn’t remotely justify me supporting a man who brags about sexual assault, flies into rages at the mildest criticism, and threatens to turn the Bill of Rights into a piece of toilet paper.

Posted in: Grizzly Bear Call Out Racist Trump Voters: “Alt Right Is A Bullshit Term To Normalize White Supremacy”
#3  jloo
Score:46 | Nov 21st

I hope he gets the help he needs.

Posted in: Kanye West Hospitalized Under Psychiatric Hold
#2  Wuthany-Tangclano
Score:55 | Nov 22nd

In seriousness though, this joke isn’t really at the expense of the “37 gender identities”. As I understand it, he’s riffing on the rampant “PC” and “Safe Space” types that middle America no doubt sees as a waste of time and energy. It becomes taxing when you feel like you can’t interact with someone without offending them (and I consider myself very left leaning).

Example: I have a friend that is MTF transgender. I’ve known her since long before the transition, and so I sometimes say “man” or “dude” out of habit and you know what, she doesn’t get offended because what a fucking waste of time. Everyone should be respected, surely. I’m not denying that or your right to be referred to with the pronoun of your choice, but reactionary tactics and whining only alienates you and others. And Christ, if you can’t take a joke as tame as this while SNL roasts Trump nightly, you need to climb down from your tower.

Posted in: SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
#1  meat
Score:65 | Nov 18th

we already knew he had a thing for assholes

Posted in: Kanye West: “If I Would’ve Voted, I Would’ve Voted On Trump”

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  phospholipidbilayer
Score:-21 | Nov 21st

I know this is all speculation at this point or whatever, but if he commits suicide I will NEVER forgive 2016.

Posted in: Kanye West Hospitalized Under Psychiatric Hold
#4  beamish13
Score:-24 | Nov 22nd

Saturday Night Live has always been right-wing bullshit that panders to the lowest common denominator. It stuns me that people watch it and continue to think that it has anything to offer. Topical nonsense that’s dated weeks after it comes out, too.

Posted in: SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke
#3 

Jeff Vonada
Score:-24 | Nov 22nd

No doubt he called the media to report about this..

Good riddance. Please remove yourself from this planet Kanye!
We won’t miss ya! Maybe that ego finally exploded.

Posted in: Kanye West Hospitalized Under Psychiatric Hold
#2  silas wegg
Score:-30 | Nov 21st

If this inspires another classic, it’s worth the show I’m missing on Saturday.

Posted in: Kanye West Hospitalized Under Psychiatric Hold
#1  David
Score:-35 | Nov 22nd

How about a TW before using language like that?

Posted in: SNL’s Colin Jost Responds To PWR BTTM Following Widespread Criticism Of His Weekend Update Trans Joke

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  ghostchannels
Score:19 | Nov 21st

How Coldplay don’t already have an album or song with the word kaleidoscope in it is beyond me.

Posted in: Coldplay Announce Kaleidoscope EP Out Next Year