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One Size Fits All America Feels Too Restrictive

By Timoteo77, published on May 27, 2013

Groucho Marx said, "I'd never join a club that would allow a person like me to become a member." That's the way I feel about Abercrombie & Fitch fashion wear. They cater to the youth market, and the publicly stated "cool kids." Though I think anybody who could fit into their clothes should knock themselves out if that's what they want to wear. But that wouldn't be me, or any of my friends. Not because of any reverse snobbishness, mind you. We just wouldn't pay those inflated retail prices for their stuff. Instead, we'd wait until the same items show up at the thrift stores. You'd be amazed... (more)

Tags: controversy, freedom of speech, the economy, abercrombie & fitch, thrift stores, dumbing down of america

Rob Parker questions Robert Griffin's blackness

By Lartinos, published on Dec 17, 2012

Many people tune into ESPN wanting to watch sports and sports commentary. What they instead get with “First Take” is a racially motivated program that puts into question the ethics behind everyone involved in the show. “First Take” has gradually made more topics around race with Stephen A. Smith being the catalyst behind these discussions. Many times race will be inserted into a discussion to the point it is questionable journalism. Case in point being the very recent guest of Gabby Douglas who is an American of African descent who recently won a gold medal in London. Instead of speaking about... (more)

Tags: race, racist, controversy, espn, rob, parker, rg3, robert griffin, iii, uncle tom, stephen a. smith, first take

People who receive welfare should be drug tested

By Lartinos, published on Nov 8, 2011

If you haven't already gotten into a debate with family or friends about this topic of drug testing for welfare benefits, you probably will soon and it will bring up many questions in your mind. But, lets first talk about what the point of this assistance is for people.

Financial assistance is something that is meant to help people back on their feet, but many people assume it is for lazy people who really don't try. The current system has helped lead many of us in this direction for good reason. At one point my mother was on welfare and that government assistance for my brothers and... (more)

Tags: economy, society, drugs, system, addiction, controversy, welfare

A Self Congratulatory Circle Jerk?

By Libdrone, published on Sep 29, 2010

Today I am publishing a reaction from BrooWaha writer Hurricane Dean to the comment from Joe which I published last week in Breadcrumbs, Call Numbers and Just Average Joe. In his comment, Joe expressed great respect for Dean, and I have to say that I have great respect for Dean as well. It impressed me that Dean's first reaction on reading Joe's comment was to be greatly honored at Joe's expression of respect. To me this marks Dean as a guy of real class. Here then is Dean's reaction to Just Average Joe:

Before coming to BrooWaha, I spent a few years involved... (more)

Tags: controversy, online communities, self-congratulatory circle jerk, ratings systems

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