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I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 13, 2019 09:32AM
It was a lunkhead moment, the right is going to have a field day with this, and everybody (CNN’s veep has Cuomo’s back) will probably have to do a mea culpa eventually. But I just needed this...palate cleanser.



I’ll let other’s chastise. I’ll be back on message and on brand next time. big grin smiley
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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 13, 2019 09:55AM
Wow! the level of male posturing in that is toxic all around.



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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: August 13, 2019 10:10AM
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graylocks
Wow! the level of male posturing in that is toxic all around.

Makes some men a really easy target for this kind of baiting. The patriarchy weakens men this way.



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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 13, 2019 10:15AM
Perfectomundo. big grin smiley



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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 13, 2019 01:15PM
Just quickly read a timeline of all the hullabaloo during and after. Ugliness all around. Both sides opened themselves up to stupidity and blame.
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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 13, 2019 01:27PM
This one will be gone faster than today's bar shooting stories.
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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: August 13, 2019 01:29PM
"It's like the n-word for us"

Spoken like a guy who knows enough not to say the n-word but not enough to know what it actually means to say the n-word.

"Like" is a funny term. It's "like" the n-word to Italians in the way that wearing a Super Mario costume to a Halloween party is "like" going in blackface.



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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: August 13, 2019 02:27PM
Apparently a regionalism.

“Anthony Tamburri, dean of the John D Calandra Italian American Institute at Queens College City University of New York, said that he and his colleagues spoke about the incident, and do not find Fredo personally offensive, but recognise the potential malice behind the term.

"The use of the word Fredo as an ethnic slur... is a regionalism," said Mr Tamburri, who is a third-generation Italian American. "It's definitely something more local than it is national."”


‘As bad as...’ to me is a non-issue, particularly with the statement being made in the heat of the moment. It’s not a competition. Add to that the lesson you learn being on the wrong end of slurs, as much as the given word itself, it’s about the user and the venom behind it.

And the inevitable mea culpas.





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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 13, 2019 02:36PM
lots of dumbness to go around there, and esp on Cuomo's part. But, Blankity, I agree on some base level that people have to start pushing back to idiocy and "see how far we can take it" methodologies. Unfortunately, he took it too far, and too fast. But, yeah, if a Dem presidential candidate expressed this level of outrage at some point, it would have a net positive electoral effect.
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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: August 13, 2019 02:52PM
Sean Hannity has come to Cuomo's defense. He hates the idea of the public confronting media personalities on the street to hold them to account for what they say on air. He thinks that anyone should be able to say anything without ever facing consequences in their private lives.

Strange bedfellows indeed.



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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 13, 2019 03:23PM
Shame Hannity is all about protecting his posterior. He conceal carries.



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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 13, 2019 03:38PM
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Blankity Blank
It was a lunkhead moment, the right is going to have a field day with this, and everybody (CNN’s veep has Cuomo’s back)

Yes, the right really went after CNN and Cuomo in this tweet.



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Re: I know, I know. Not constructive. Don’t sink to their level. But still, part of me enjoyed this Cuomo ‘not a Fredo you’ moment.
Posted by: vision63
Date: August 13, 2019 04:41PM
Yeah, it's a bunch of silly posturing but sometimes you have to follow through on a confrontation for your own self-respect. He didn't speak "foul" of them like they did to him.
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