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PostSubject: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:59 pm

While HBO's Award winning "True Blood" a popular vampire drama has had a long-running narrative with the bad guys cast as southern conservative politicians, last night's episode took it a step farther, calling Ted Cruz supporters a**holes and offensively referring to conservative woman in eveningware as "republic**ts"

When two of the main characters, vampires Eric Northman and Pam De Beaufort, are planning to crash a fictional fundraiser for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas they are warned “They only let in a**holes.”

While dressing for the event in cowboy hats and Western evening attire Pam De Beaufort says "Oh my God I'm a republic**t"


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/07/22/Sarah-Palin-Drives-Stake-Through-Heart-of-True-Blood-Producers

I'll be canceling my subscription tomorrow.

Should we consider this a political tv ad?
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:03 pm

I won't watch those kind of movies.
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:54 pm

Sounds like trash.

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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:50 pm

Any questions why I won't pay for cable tv?
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:50 am

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While HBO's Award winning "True Blood" a popular vampire drama has had a long-running narrative with the bad guys cast as southern conservative politicians, last night's episode took it a step farther, calling Ted Cruz supporters a**holes and offensively referring to conservative woman in eveningware as "republic**ts"

When two of the main characters, vampires Eric Northman and Pam De Beaufort, are planning to crash a fictional fundraiser for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas they are warned “They only let in a**holes.”

While dressing for the event in cowboy hats and Western evening attire Pam De Beaufort says "Oh my God I'm a republic**t"


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/07/22/Sarah-Palin-Drives-Stake-Through-Heart-of-True-Blood-Producers

I'll be canceling my subscription tomorrow.

Should we consider this a political tv ad?

For all the crap she takes about being 'stupid'....Sarah Palin was smart enough to see through the hoax and decline an invitation to appear on that series...
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:42 am


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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:46 am

I have to admit that I watch some of that stupid stuff.

Why? I'd rather watch guys catching crab off Alaska, or guys catching alligators than watch some campy sitcom with canned laughter.

That way, I can have it going while browsing with my laptop while hearing Troy Landry cry "Shoot 'em", lol.

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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:26 pm

What does any of this have to do with waging war on women?
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:00 pm

Who knows?  I didn't start the thread, lol.

How about it, Tree?

We tend to go down a lot of rabbit trails here.  Sometimes, we even get back on topic...

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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:41 pm

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What does any of this have to do with waging war on women?

I'm not sure if you've seen the scene? But it goes like this. They want to sneak into a repub conv. So the woman dresses up like a professional woman and then says, look, I look like a republic**t.

This is a very popular program with young adults. That scene firstly defines republicans as professional women, not a bad thing, but it goes further and then degenerates professional looking women as c**ts.  

Pop culture does shape society and how we view things. As a whole this is negative towards women because it spins looking professional into a bad thing. And having young women associate looking professional as a negative is harmful to women as a group.

Hope that explains.
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:01 am

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polecat wrote:
What does any of this have to do with waging war on women?

I'm not sure if you've seen the scene? But it goes like this. They want to sneak into a repub conv. So the woman dresses up like a professional woman and then says, look, I look like a republic**t.

This is a very popular program with young adults. That scene firstly defines republicans as professional women, not a bad thing, but it goes further and then degenerates professional looking women as c**ts.  

Pop culture does shape society and how we view things. As a whole this is negative towards women because it spins looking professional into a bad thing. And having young women associate looking professional as a negative is harmful to women as a group.

Hope that explains.
 
    There is no excuse for how the show portrayed anyone... but it was a swipe not at all  women...it was directly at republican/conservative women....which as 'tree' has pointed out makes it acceptable in today's pop culture...
 
    Remember there was a scene in another series that had Bush's head on the end of a spear?... There was some/little criticism but the Hollywood elitists covered it by explaining that it was entertainment and creativity....
 
     Then there was a scene in which the evil devil  figure was said to look like the cowh.... the entertainment/creativity argument went right out the window and the left was outraged... The scene was called everything from disrespectful to racist...
 
     Sadly there are cases like this from movies to sitcoms and cheap shots are taken all the time... That's why they make remotes...Further if every conservative/republican stopped watching any tv show....movie... and stopped listening to any music that was critical towards republicans/conservatives....there would be VERY limited viewing and listening options...
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:13 pm

*~Tree~* wrote:
polecat wrote:
What does any of this have to do with waging war on women?

I'm not sure if you've seen the scene? But it goes like this. They want to sneak into a repub conv. So the woman dresses up like a professional woman and then says, look, I look like a republic**t.

This is a very popular program with young adults. That scene firstly defines republicans as professional women, not a bad thing, but it goes further and then degenerates professional looking women as c**ts.  

Pop culture does shape society and how we view things. As a whole this is negative towards women because it spins looking professional into a bad thing. And having young women associate looking professional as a negative is harmful to women as a group.

Hope that explains.

OK I do not have HBO but I did watch the scene and I did not see her portraying all professional women as DELETED just the ones that are DELETED , Ann Coulter  comes to mind.
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:16 pm

This isn't a game to see how close you can get to a banned word. Please refrain from such obvious spelling.

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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:25 pm

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This isn't a game to see how close you can get to a banned word.  Please refrain from such obvious spelling.

Did you just slap the back of my hand...LOL
that was a plus sign but when I said Ann Coulter you knew what I was talking about right?
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:47 pm

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Eric wrote:
This isn't a game to see how close you can get to a banned word.  Please refrain from such obvious spelling.

Did you just slap the back of my hand...LOL
that was a plus sign but when I said Ann Coulter you knew what I was talking about right?

All I care about is that a + looks like a t.

The "C" word is a very offensive word to women especially, and it looked very much like the word with a plus sign.

About Ann Coulter, no, I don't know what you're referring to. I'm not much into politics. Not my bag.

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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:47 pm

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*~Tree~* wrote:
polecat wrote:
What does any of this have to do with waging war on women?

I'm not sure if you've seen the scene? But it goes like this. They want to sneak into a repub conv. So the woman dresses up like a professional woman and then says, look, I look like a republic**t.

This is a very popular program with young adults. That scene firstly defines republicans as professional women, not a bad thing, but it goes further and then degenerates professional looking women as c**ts.  

Pop culture does shape society and how we view things. As a whole this is negative towards women because it spins looking professional into a bad thing. And having young women associate looking professional as a negative is harmful to women as a group.

Hope that explains.

OK I do not have HBO but I did watch the scene and I did not see her portraying all professional women as DELETED just the ones that are DELETED , Ann Coulter  comes to mind.

well then I don't know what to tell you then.

Young women seeing that who may not be so entrenched in politics will certainly view a professional looking woman as a republic**t now. Not all, but some will because it is well known that pop culture shapes society as Ive said.

Its not ok, and negatively associates something which should be positive, ( the way they portrayed republican women as professionals ) with that word.

If you don't get it, I cant help it.
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:48 am

*~Tree~* wrote:
polecat wrote:
*~Tree~* wrote:
polecat wrote:
What does any of this have to do with waging war on women?

I'm not sure if you've seen the scene? But it goes like this. They want to sneak into a repub conv. So the woman dresses up like a professional woman and then says, look, I look like a republic**t.

This is a very popular program with young adults. That scene firstly defines republicans as professional women, not a bad thing, but it goes further and then degenerates professional looking women as c**ts.  

Pop culture does shape society and how we view things. As a whole this is negative towards women because it spins looking professional into a bad thing. And having young women associate looking professional as a negative is harmful to women as a group.

Hope that explains.

OK I do not have HBO but I did watch the scene and I did not see her portraying all professional women as DELETED just the ones that are DELETED , Ann Coulter  comes to mind.

well then I don't know what to tell you then.

Young women seeing that who may not be so entrenched in politics will certainly view a professional looking woman as a republic**t now. Not all, but some will because it is well known that pop culture shapes society as Ive said.

Its not ok, and negatively associates something which should be positive, ( the way they portrayed republican women as professionals ) with that word.

If you don't get it, I cant help it.


Agree.... Normally it's done not in such an obvious manner....
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:08 pm

Sorry
did not mean to give yall the Vapors.
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:13 pm

Polecat, I should have remembered what was posted and answered your query. But I am so scatterbrained sometimes that I can't see the forest for the trees.


I had to look up "the vapors"... duh.

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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:48 pm

Hey Eric lol trees are part of the forest too lololol

Anyway, no vapors here. I called my cable company like I said and tried to cancel and ended up getting offered a deal to where I will save $40 a month now. Whhohjooo

I recommend any to give it a shot. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:50 pm

Eric wrote:
Polecat, I should have remembered what was posted and answered your query.  But I am so scatterbrained sometimes that I can't see the forest for the trees.



I had to look up "the vapors"... duh.

That was not very southern of you, E... for shame!  Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:18 pm

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Eric wrote:
Polecat, I should have remembered what was posted and answered your query.  But I am so scatterbrained sometimes that I can't see the forest for the trees.



I had to look up "the vapors"... duh.

That was not very southern of you, E... for shame!  Wink 

Knowing Eric, he probably thought it was a 60's rock band LOL
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PostSubject: Re: HBO using true blood series to wage war on women    Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:58 pm

Here is the scene from the series. IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY THE C WORD PLEASE DON'T LOOK. BTW the woman is hot. Don't know how a vampire can see her reflection in a mirror.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaL97UJEEb4
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