Kamala’s Scripted Moment: What’s Missing

 

So I watched Vice President* Harris’s little scripted moment intended to make her look like a human celebrate World Space Week. I didn’t find her performance as cringe-inducing as a lot of people, but that may be simply because my expectations are so low: she’s as charming as Hillary and as phony as a trillion-dollar bill, after all. It was about what I’d expect.

What I found odd about the whole thing, what seemed left out, had to do with the demographics of her little handpicked group of child actors and actresses. Something isn’t quite right.

Consider: her five guests included a black boy, a black girl, a somewhat androgynous Asian boy, an Asian girl, and a very blonde white girl.

Okay, I watch the commercials during football games. I know that this lineup pretty much represents America, with no significant demographic left out. Everyone who matters is represented (even if it’s a little heavy on Asians, but, hey, we’re talking about a science-y kind of thing, after all).

But here’s the thing. I have no idea, because Kamala didn’t tell us, which of these children are in same-sex relationships. I know from the television ads that about one in three Americans are gay, so I figure two of these kids experience strong same-sex attraction. It just seems a little disrespectful to the alphabet people (as that comedian calls them) that it wasn’t spelled out for us.

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  1. Bishop Wash Member
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    Henry Racette: But here’s the thing. I have no idea, because Kamala didn’t tell us, which of these children are in same-sex relationships. I know from the television ads that about one in three Americans are gay, so I figure two of these kids experience strong same-sex attraction.

    You’ve learned from the entertainment programming. There was a recent poll that showed younger people thought that 25-30% of the population are homosexuals. Right in line with your 33%.

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  2. DonG (CAGW is a hoax) Coolidge
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    Henry Racette: celebrate World Space Week

    World Space Week is an anti-American insult to our long-standing Space Week timed to coincide with the anniversary of the moon landing.  Celebrating World Space Week is a globalist affront to Americanism, just like Biden/Harris Junta is.

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  3. Manny Member
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    Henry Racette: I didn’t find her performance as cringe-inducing as a lot of people, but that may be simply because my expectations are so low: she’s as charming as Hillary and as phony as a trillion dollar bill, after all. It was about what I’d expect.

    I didn’t find it cringe inducing either but even in a scripted moment she comes across as shallow and an empty suit.  She’s an air head and the clip I saw seemed to reinforce that.  At some point you gotta say it’s for real.  There’s nothing between the ears.

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  4. Ed G. Member
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    Henry Racette:

    Consider: her five guests included a black boy, a black girl, a somewhat androgynous Asian boy, an Asian girl, and a very blonde white girl.

    Okay, I watch the commercials during football games. I know that this lineup pretty much represents America, with no significant demographic left out. Everyone who matters is represented (even if it’s a little heavy on Asians, but, hey, we’re talking about a science-y kind of thing, after all).

    Heh, I guess that confirms that white males and hispanics no longer matter to the Dems.

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  5. Columbo Member
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    May they (democrats, media, and alphabet victims) be hoisted upon their own petard!

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  6. Caryn Thatcher
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    My demographic is not represented either.  

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  7. Sisyphus Member
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    Back in the 70s I received the gospel that everyone is gay, they just need to stop resisting and accept it. Call it the Epistle of the Lesbian Shot Putter. Open my mouth, and Thy derision shall pour out and consume such grave foolishness.

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  8. Henry Racette Contributor
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Back in the 70s I received the gospel that everyone is gay, they just need to stop resisting and accept it. Call it the Epistle of the Lesbian Shot Putter. Open my mouth, and Thy derision shall pour out and consume such grave foolishness.

    Yeah, that’s just silly. As best I can tell based on what I read, a small single-digit percentage of men are gay or bisexual — which are pretty much the same thing, when you’re talking about men. (In contrast, I think bisexuality is pretty common in women, because it’s a low-cost option for them that doesn’t challenge their sexual identity, whereas that isn’t true in the case of men.)

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  9. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    Henry Racette: . . . a black boy, a black girl, a somewhat androgynous Asian boy, an Asian girl, and a very blonde white girl. I know that this lineup pretty much represents America, with no significant demographic left out.

    I can think of one.

    One that is rarely represented in advertising anymore.

     

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  10. Hang On Member
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    Where was Sheldon?

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  11. Henry Racette Contributor
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: . . . a black boy, a black girl, a somewhat androgynous Asian boy, an Asian girl, and a very blonde white girl. I know that this lineup pretty much represents America, with no significant demographic left out.

    I can think of one.

    One that is rarely represented in advertising anymore.

     

    I’m sure I don’t know what you’re talking about, you racist homophobic sexist cis-gendered patriarchal oppressor.

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  12. Buckpasser Member
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    If I just watched TV commercials I would guess that the country is 50% black, 33% gay and 75% of us are in interracial relationships.

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  13. Manny Member
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    Caryn (View Comment):

    My demographic is not represented either.

    Female from the planet Mars? ;)

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  14. Manny Member
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    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    If I just watched TV commercials I would guess that the country is 50% black, 33% gay and 75% of us are in interracial relationships.

    Have you noticed how every commercial seems to have an interracial relationship?  I have noticed it. 

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  15. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
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    Manny (View Comment):

    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    If I just watched TV commercials I would guess that the country is 50% black, 33% gay and 75% of us are in interracial relationships.

    Have you noticed how every commercial seems to have an interracial relationship? I have noticed it.

    I certainly don’t object to such things, but it seems really odd and contrived.

     

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  16. Caryn Thatcher
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    Manny (View Comment):

    Caryn (View Comment):

    My demographic is not represented either.

    Female from the planet Mars? ;)

    Is that like a dark-haired woman with weapons?  If so, yup.

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  17. Manny Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    If I just watched TV commercials I would guess that the country is 50% black, 33% gay and 75% of us are in interracial relationships.

    Have you noticed how every commercial seems to have an interracial relationship? I have noticed it.

    I certainly don’t object to such things, but it seems really odd and contrived.

     

    I don’t have anything against it either, but it does seem like they are trying to push it. 

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  18. kedavis Member
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    Manny (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    If I just watched TV commercials I would guess that the country is 50% black, 33% gay and 75% of us are in interracial relationships.

    Have you noticed how every commercial seems to have an interracial relationship? I have noticed it.

    I certainly don’t object to such things, but it seems really odd and contrived.

    I don’t have anything against it either, but it does seem like they are trying to push it.

    Supposedly the “logic” is that minorities like those kinds of ads but it doesn’t put off the non-minorities (or at least in the surveys the non-minorities SAY it doesn’t put them off) so they really do push it.

    I suspect it’s at least partly because smarter people realize – and have always realized – that the people in the ads are just actors, and those actors aren’t really gay or in interracial relationships at home.

    When was the last time many people believed the actors in commercials were actually in a relationship?  James Garner and Mariette Hartley?

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  19. Bishop Wash Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: . . . a black boy, a black girl, a somewhat androgynous Asian boy, an Asian girl, and a very blonde white girl. I know that this lineup pretty much represents America, with no significant demographic left out.

    I can think of one.

    One that is rarely represented in advertising anymore.

     

    At least the advertisers for home alarm and security system companies still have jobs for them.

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  20. Bishop Wash Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    I suspect it’s at least partly because smarter people realize – and have always realized – that the people in the ads are just actors, and those actors aren’t really gay or in interracial relationships at home.

    Kind of the basis behind one of Adam Carolla’s questions he’d ponder. Would you rather have your daughter be the billboard model for a strip club (where she doesn’t work but everyone will see the billboard) or be a dancer at said strip club (where hopefully most people you know won’t see her)?

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  21. Mark Camp Member
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    Caryn (View Comment):

    My demographic is not represented either.

    Without seeing how they spelled their names, how would we know?

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  22. OldPhil Coolidge
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    We also aren’t being told which of them have been, or are being, transitioned.

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  23. kedavis Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    I suspect it’s at least partly because smarter people realize – and have always realized – that the people in the ads are just actors, and those actors aren’t really gay or in interracial relationships at home.

    Kind of the basis behind one of Adam Carolla’s questions he’d ponder. Would you rather have your daughter be the billboard model for a strip club (where she doesn’t work but everyone will see the billboard) or be a dancer at said strip club (where hopefully most people you know won’t see her)?

    I have some memories of a TV show where that happened.  Some guy’s daughter was the billboard model for… I think it was some kind of safe-sex/use-condoms campaign.

    Oh!  It was Nash Bridges!

    Like Sheldon Cooper, sometimes I really love my brain. :-)

    Jodi Lyn O’Keefe played his daughter, she was 18 or 19 at that time.

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  24. kedavis Member
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    OldPhil (View Comment):

    We also aren’t being told which of them have been, or are being, transitioned.

    Or will be…

    Answer:  ALL of them!

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  25. Stad Coolidge
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    Henry Racette: Consider: her five guests included a black boy, a black girl, a somewhat androgynous Asian boy, an Asian girl, and a very blonde white girl.

    This sounds like the mix for the cast of any new woke TV show, be it sitcom or drama . . .

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  26. kedavis Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Henry Racette: Consider: her five guests included a black boy, a black girl, a somewhat androgynous Asian boy, an Asian girl, and a very blonde white girl.

    This sounds like the mix for the cast of any new woke TV show, be it sitcom or drama . . .

    Also the cast mix for woke remakes of old shows that may have been wildly successful but get killed by wokeism.

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  27. Seawriter Contributor
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    No Hispanics? I’m shocked!

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  28. Fritz Coolidge
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    Manny (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    If I just watched TV commercials I would guess that the country is 50% black, 33% gay and 75% of us are in interracial relationships.

    Have you noticed how every commercial seems to have an interracial relationship? I have noticed it.

    I certainly don’t object to such things, but it seems really odd and contrived.

     

    I don’t have anything against it either, but it does seem like they are trying to push it.

    I have read that advertising agencies are no longer trying to actually sell products or services with these commercials, because people use the internet to find what appeals to them.

    Rather, ad people make these commercials so as to impress other ad people and go for industry awards to make a name and garner more business. Knowing how young and woke folks in ad agencies are, it makes sense to me.

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  29. kedavis Member
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    Fritz (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    If I just watched TV commercials I would guess that the country is 50% black, 33% gay and 75% of us are in interracial relationships.

    Have you noticed how every commercial seems to have an interracial relationship? I have noticed it.

    I certainly don’t object to such things, but it seems really odd and contrived.

     

    I don’t have anything against it either, but it does seem like they are trying to push it.

    I have read that advertising agencies are no longer trying to actually sell products or services with these commercials, because people use the internet to find what appeals to them.

    Rather, ad people make these commercials so as to impress other ad people and go for industry awards to make a name and garner more business. Knowing how young and woke folks in ad agencies are, it makes sense to me.

    But why would the sponsor companies pay for ads that don’t actually improve their sales?

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  30. Manny Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    Manny (View Comment):

    Buckpasser (View Comment):

    If I just watched TV commercials I would guess that the country is 50% black, 33% gay and 75% of us are in interracial relationships.

    Have you noticed how every commercial seems to have an interracial relationship? I have noticed it.

    I certainly don’t object to such things, but it seems really odd and contrived.

    I don’t have anything against it either, but it does seem like they are trying to push it.

    Supposedly the “logic” is that minorities like those kinds of ads but it doesn’t put off the non-minorities (or at least in the surveys the non-minorities SAY it doesn’t put them off) so they really do push it.

    I suspect it’s at least partly because smarter people realize – and have always realized – that the people in the ads are just actors, and those actors aren’t really gay or in interracial relationships at home.

    When was the last time many people believed the actors in commercials were actually in a relationship? James Garner and Mariette Hartley?

    I don’t know. I think it’s tested for popularity. Have you noticed it’s almost always a black man with a white woman and not the other way around?  There is some sort of agenda to it. I’m not sure what it is. 

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