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Old 01-23-03, 12:42 AM
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Racism: Racism is racial prejudice and discrimination supported by institutional power and authority used to the advantage of one race and the disadvantage of other race(s).
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1. People are too firmly planted in their opinions. Too many people are convinced that they are right (about any subject) and simply debate the topic to prove their superiority instead of acctually trying to find the real truth behind this subject.
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Old 01-23-03, 01:15 AM
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Originally posted by toobwacky
Honda owners are the WORST friggin' drivers on the road.

SUV owners buy them primarily because they're status symbols.

As gas-guzzlers, SUVs increase the demand side of the supply / demand ratio and thus drive up the cost of gas for everyone.

With the exception of the Dandy Warhols, there hasn't been a really good rock band in 30 years.
Hey there! THis is the unpopular opinion thread! The stupid opinion thread is 3 doors down on the left!
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People put far too much of a political emphasis on abortion. It shouldn't be a political issue, plain and simple. Whether you agree or not, it should have no bearing on the governing of a nation.

Legalize all drugs and tax the hell out of them.

George W. Bush is the worst thing that has happened to the White House in, well, ever.

Taco Bell rules.

The NBA is riddled with punks and thugs and needs a SERIOUS overhaul.

No professional athelete should make more than $1 million a year.

Julia Roberts is NOT attractive.

Vegetarians are idiots who are ignorant of our evolution of a speicies. We were built to eat meat dammit!

SUVs suck monkey balls. ESPECIALLY those goddamned "SUV/TRUCK" hybrids.

Christianity is NOT the one and only religion. Religion is a prop that absolves people of any responsibility for the most diffiult questions that plague all people. It is, in short, a cop-out.

I like spam - the meat, not the mail.

America is plagued by puritanical overlords that run the media. Our broadcast tv execs should tune in to Europe to see what people are actually like. It is appalling how "backwards" we are compared to Europe.
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Old 01-23-03, 01:27 AM
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- the twikoff option in a poll is useless
- only buy dvds that you will watch multiple times
- i'm better than you
- people are jealous because barry bonds isn't on their favorite team, therefore they feel the need to dislike him
- today I realized I want the raiders to lose the superbowl
- I hate going to bars
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the families of 9/11 victims were no more entitled to federal benefits than the families of any other tragedy...be it Ok City, a car accident, or any other unexpected death. Their benefits were a hollow feel-good gesture that stand as an insult to any other person who has lost a loved one due to circcumstances beyond anyone's control. It was more about votes than anything else.

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Old 01-23-03, 01:46 AM
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No professional athelete should make more than $1 million a year.
Where should all the money made from sports (both directly and indirectly) go then?
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Old 01-23-03, 02:04 AM
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Can't.....stop........ranting.....

16. Men and women are different. As such, they will pursue different interests. If women fail to make up 50% of the nation's superstring theorists, perhaps something other than The Patriarchy is the cause.

17. The left wing's stranglehold on institutions of higher learning is a national disgrace. A college administrator's idea of "diversity" is to hire a black Marxist, a Hispanic Marxist, a lesbian Marxist, and a Native American Marxist. Shouldn't intellectual diversity be a valid goal? Will we ever see a conservative equivalent of Noam Chomsky?

18. Sticking with the subject: "Womyn's Studies"? "Afro-American Studies"? "Queer Theory"? These are supposed to be legitimate fields of scholarship? Sorry, but I can't respect an Afro-American Studies Ph.D. as much as I can respect someone who specializes in a real academic discipline, like.......superstring theory. Or any other "hard science."
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I drive an SUV, and like it. Even if I didn't live practically in the Rockies, I'd still drive the same SUV. In fact, I drove the same SUV when I lived in Seattle. My dream vehicle is a 3500 series Dodge Ram diesel truck. And no, it's not a status symbol.

Creed, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Leonardo DiCrappio, all of the Baldwin brothers, Pierce Brosnan, Avril Lavigne, Steven Segal (I could go on and on) should all be deported to their own island so they could be annoying together and not bother the rest of us.

Angelina Jolie, Gillian Anderson, and Lita (Amy Dumas) are both stunning

The Boondock Saints is one of the best movies ever made

Anime sucks

In fact, 99% of TV sucks. I never watch TV.

Reading books is good.

Living in a small town is awesome.

I can be an animal lover and still eat meat.

Chick flicks are the spawn of Satan (coming from a woman, that's an unpopular opinion)

Beer is tasty, tofu is yucky

Driving while talking on a cell phone should be punishable by death

Just because you don't agree with someone's opinion or lifestyle doesn't give you any sort of right to try and change them

In fact, no one should ever try and change someone else.

All rap sucks except for Snoop Dogg's first album

Smoking should never be illegal. Saying it should be illegal because non smokers are forced to deal with the stench is like saying it should be illegal for people to skip a day without showering every once in a while because it would force random people to smell their BO, or making it illegal to brush less than twice a day and use mouthwash, lest an innocent bystander gets a whiff of stinky breath. If I want to smoke in my house or in my car, that's my right, and in my unpopular opinion, it is elitist to try and deny me of that right. I say this merely because of the attitude I see in most non-smokers who try and push the issue... for some reason they always seem to have an attitude of superiority.

The WWE rules. Yes, I know it's fake. I still enjoy it. Telling WWE fans that it's all fake steriods blah blah is like me telling someone that the Sopranos is acted, or Buffy is not real. Of course it's fake... that's common sense.

Pot should be legalized, and I don't smoke it. It should be legalized because our taxes are not only paying to support these "criminals" in prison who get caught with pot or selling it, but also go to paying the salaries of the police officers who are after them. IMO, the whole thing is a complete waste of time for the little amount of harm that pot can do. Alcohol has the potential of doing just as much damage... can you imagine how much money would be wasted on enforcement if they tried to make alcohol illegal again?

Porn is not harmless

I'd make sterilization mandatory for people who have had multiple abortions

I believe in the death penalty - far too many tax dollars are wasted on "life in prison"

Most of the guys on this forum who brag about their sexual skills in the mature forum are posers

Braveheart was a good movie... I also think Mel Gibson is hot.

Vin Diesel is hotter than Mel Gibson

homosexuality and bisexuality CAN (meaning NOT ALWAYS) be created by situations or society

ergo keyboards suck

We need stricter immigration laws

People who immigrate to the United States should learn to speak the language within a minimum period of time, at least enough to get by. This should be tested, as a condition of being allowed to live here. I have seen far too many people who don't speak English either just plain being too proud, thinking they are too old to learn a new language, or even being upset at ME because I don't speak Spanish or Korean or whatever it is. And don't give me PC crap about this either, because I grew up in a foreign country and my whole family learned the language because we have COMMON SENSE.

Abortion is not the only solution to an unwanted/unplanned pregnancy

Christians aren't always rude, self-centered, hypocritical, or holier-than-thou

I think that's enough for now
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Old 01-23-03, 04:57 AM
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Wow, this has got to be the most popular thread I ever started...

Here are a few more:

3. I also hate going to bars or anyplace else where it is too loud to talk and there isn't some specific form of entertainment going on.

4. The English Patient is one of the five best films of the 1990s.

5. There is such a thing as intelligent gun control, but no one has ever tried it. No one ever will either as long as fringe extremists on both sides of the coin control the debate. Gun control/rights is not abortion. Logical compromise is possible, and it would save lives and preserve liberty.

6. "Under Pressure" by Queen is the greatest rock song ever recorded.

7. Albinoni's Adagio is the most beautiful piece of music ever written.

8. Hugh Grant is a wonderful actor. I mean that.

9. The German Shepherd is the best dog breed.

10. People that claim to love plants and then eat salads are hypocrites.*



<small>*I don't really believe this. I just wanted to see how silly it looked in print.</small>
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Old 01-23-03, 05:01 AM
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Originally posted by JustinS
8. Hugh Grant is a wonderful actor. I mean that.



Seriously... I guess he's a wonderful actor if you like actors who consistently play ONE role with no diversity between movies
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Old 01-23-03, 05:21 AM
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Originally posted by Betho


Seriously... I guess he's a wonderful actor if you like actors who consistently play ONE role with no diversity between movies
You are obviously not terribly familiar with his body of work.

Care to compare his range of roles with...oh...I dunno...Vin Diesel?

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Apple makes the best computers and operating systems. PCs, Windows, Linux, UNIX, and so on are pure s***.

People who say "Macs suck" are ignorant and have no idea what a user-friendly computer should be.

Everyone is a hypocrite. Yes, even you. Yes, even me.

People who think life is easy for people from wealthy families and good schools are presumptuous jackasses and are often shifting blame from themselves in their crappy situations.

Most people take what they have for granted.
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Old 01-23-03, 05:45 AM
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Originally posted by kenny79
Apple makes the best computers and operating systems. PCs, Windows, Linux, UNIX, and so on are pure s***.
What do you think of BSD?


I forgot one:

11. Obviously fake breasts are a major, major turn-off.

12. The most important attributes of a woman, both mental and physical, are above her neck.
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I forgot an unpopular opinion as well:

I do not dislike the mods, and I think they do a good job. Seriously.
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- I think people should be steralized at birth, and have to apply to receive the opportunity to have a child.

- Teachers wages would be considered sufficient, if parents would stop using the teachers as scapegoats for bad parenting.

- Speaking of bad parenting, yelling and hitting your child in a store should result in an employee hitting the parent as well.

- Dave Mattews sucks.

- Beer and coffee are bad, but should be drank in order to achieve a desired result.

- Marijuana should never be legalized. It is a bunch of pot heads looking for acceptance.

- If your job title includes the word "player", you are paid too much (i.e. basketball player). Where would the money go from lower saleries, hmm, how about lower ticket prices?

- Smoking is my choice. Just like whining is yours. If we ban ciggerettes due to potential health hazrds, should cars, tall buildings, and sharp object be banned as well?

- All prequels are stupid, pointless, and a result of a lack of new original ideas.

- There is too much dependance on stupid fart humor movies. Austin Powers, and every other teenager movie is pure crap.

- Jack-ass always sucked

- Reality TV sucks. If you want reality, get off the couch and do something.

- Music is too manufactured. If you don't write your own music and play your own instruments, you shouldn't be singing.

- I will always love the Simpsons, no matter how bad they get.

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Old 01-23-03, 08:44 AM
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Originally posted by kenny79
I forgot an unpopular opinion as well:

I do not dislike the mods, and I think they do a good job. Seriously.
Geez. Hopefully this isn't an unpopular opinion!
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Old 01-23-03, 09:03 AM
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- If a person looks down upon, ridicules or treats another person poorly because of their race, that person is a racist. I don't care what any textbook definition says about "support of institutional power". You don't need to be a member of the majority or the group in power to be racist.

- Your kid is not a genius. Neither is mine. Statistics dicate that most of our kids are going to be average. That's okay. I'm average and I do quite well, thankyouverymuch.

- "Mother Earth" doesn't give a crap about what we do to it, it's a non-sentient ball of rock spinning in a vast cosmos which has seen inumerable species come and go over the millenia. It will still be spinning along quite nicely long after humans are extinct.

- "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" is one of the most outrageous, ridiculous lies we teach our children. But I've taught it to my children anyway, because it helps them to remember to try to solve problems with their mind and not their fists.

- I teach my children how to fight effectively because sometimes, in very rare circumstances, it is okay to hit. If some punk bully corners my kid, won't listen to reason and will not allow my kid to retreat, I want my kid to be able to kick his ass.
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Originally posted by brizz
the families of 9/11 victims were no more entitled to federal benefits than the families of any other tragedy...be it Ok City, a car accident, or any other unexpected death. Their benefits were a hollow feel-good gesture that stand as an insult to any other person who has lost a loved one due to circcumstances beyond anyone's control. It was more about votes than anything else.
I am glad somebody else feels the same way. Very well put, brizz. These people were in the wrong place at the wrong time. That's it. If these people were at a U.S. military installation, this compensation bull***** would have never happened. The victims' families would have gotten the gov't's meager death benefit and had the funeral's paid for. (I don't know the specifics anymore, but it isn't anything grand) This is what life insurance is for, I have it and so should you.

Duke University basketball - it is one of the greatest things in sports.

The Chicago Cubs need to build a new stadium - Wrigley Field is a jinx and its a dump. Don't give me that nostalgia crap either, because the Cubs have never won anything there and they won't until they move on. Cubs fans - its about the team, NOT the stadium.

Cigarettes should not be banned. People bitch about how we live in America (most of us), the land of the free. Well, people are free to smoke - deal with it.

Dave Matthews Band - they have talent, but I still DO NOT want to ever hear another damn song by them in my life. I never understood the craze and I never will. And the last thing I want to hear in a bar is Live @ Red Rocks. DMB is not bar music.

Phish does suck and their legion of fans can't prove me wrong.

Hugh Grant is a good actor. Who cares if he only plays one role in every film, because he plays that role better than a lot of hacks who attempt to play a wide variety of roles in their films. He found what he is good at and he has stuck w/ it.

Angelina Jolie has more sex appeal than she knows what to do with. If you question this, just watch Tomb Raider. It sucked, but she is sexy as hell in it.

George W. Bush isn't the worst thing that has ever happened to the White House - the worst things that has ever happened are when Lincoln, Garfield and Kennedy were shot and subsequently died.

Alec Baldwin is funny. He has great comedic timing and energy. I wish he would do more comedies. For proof, see anything he has ever done on SNL and Outside Providence.
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It's ok to fart in public. I usually even lift my leg when doing it.
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Originally posted by El Scorcho
Hey there! THis is the unpopular opinion thread! The stupid opinion thread is 3 doors down on the left!

Yes... and that's exactly where your post should have been deposited.

(I gather I hit a nerve... eh?)
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Old 01-23-03, 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by toobwacky
(I gather I hit a nerve... eh?)
[obligatory height joke] You have to aim pretty low to hit anything on El Scorcho. [/obligatory height joke]
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I don't like how none of this affirmative action BS ever helps Asians. They are a minority too, you know!
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Originally posted by jon-w9

- If your job title includes the word "player", you are paid too much (i.e. basketball player). Where would the money go from lower saleries, hmm, how about lower ticket prices?
Bingo! Or how about charging a reasonable price for a beer, hot dog, etc. Last time I checked, $8.50 for a 22 oz rolling rock is a tad exhorbitant eh?
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It's ok to fart in public. I usually even lift my leg when doing it.
hell yes

I too take pride in farting. If I can clear a room, I've done my job well.

also

SUVs are not evil. The people who demonize SUVs need to get their heads out of their asses for once and get over it.
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