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Republicans Outraged - Woke XBOX Console Changes

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by sun rise, Jan 25, 2023.

  1. sun rise

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    Good grief, Charlie Brown. Is there anything that won't trigger this response:

    Microsoft's Changes to Xbox Console Leave Republicans Outraged

    Microsoft has announced changes to its Xbox console settings that is to allow users to save more energy and reduce the carbon impact of their gaming. But this has been read (or misread) by Republican representatives and organizations as the "woke brigade" wanting to "take your Xbox."

    In a bid to reach its goal of being carbon negative and a "zero waste" company by 2030, Microsoft outlined two new changes to Xbox settings on January 11.

    The company included a feature that allows the console to pick a time of the night for maintenance and updates to use the most renewable energy from the electrical grid, and a "shutdown" setting that can replace the sleep mode, which it says saves 20 times the energy.
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    "First gas stoves, then your coffee, now they're gunning for your Xbox," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tweeted on Monday, citing a previous furore over remarks made by an official from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission about the health harms of gas stoves. The CPSC chair stated emphatically at the time that it was not looking to ban gas stoves.

    "A default setting does not mean they are 'forcing' anyone to do anything," one user responded. "As an Xbox owner, this has been a choice for a while now. I appreciate that they offer it."

    "They want to take your guns. They want to take your gas stoves. And now they want to take your Xbox," Troy Nehls, a congressman for Texas, wrote in a similar vein to Cruz's remarks. "What's next?"

    "Now the woke brigade is after video games all in the name of climate change," tweeted the Young America's Foundation, a conservative youth organization whose president is former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
     
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  2. Subduction Zone

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    They better not mess with my Xbox or there is going to be trouble!!

    What's that? . . . I don't have an Xbox? Well then even more so!!
     
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    Such a mountain of outrage made out of a molehill.

    Also, of all companies to accuse of being "woke," they picked Microsoft? Seriously?
     
  4. SomeRandom

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    Okay this is getting to be beyond parody.
    Like folks just need to touch grass, unironically. (I say being perpetually on this online site lol)
    Seriously though.
    Who cares?
     
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  5. vulcanlogician

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    God Ted Cruz is so full of it. A lot of people lost their last shred of respect for the Republicans when Trump got elected. For me, it was months earlier when the Republicans denied Obama the right to appoint a supreme court justice.

    I didn't like Republicans back then or anything, but I did kinda take them at their word that (if push came to shove) they would defend the Constitution. The Constitution says that the standing president is to appoint new Supreme Court justices. Full stop. They straight up ignored the Constitution in a major way when it was inconvenient for them. I'll never forget that. Especially since their main line of criticism against Obama was that he was "tearing the Constitution to shreds" with his executive orders. He actually wasn't. It was within the powers of his office to invoke those orders. But with the Obama situation, the Republicans not only tore the Constitution to shreds, they collectively took a huge dump on it.

    The Republican Party deserves Ted Cruz. And the sad thing is (even though woke-ness is scarcely associated with advocating the Constitution), your average person from the "woke brigade" probably believes in the US Constitution more than every Republican in the House and Senate combined.
     
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  6. Debater Slayer

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    Grass is green, so it's too woke to touch.
     
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  7. SomeRandom

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    But so is money! (American money anyway)
    Does that mean money is woke now too?!!
     
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  8. Debater Slayer

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    No, American money has "In God We Trust" printed on it, so it's protected from wokeness.
     
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  9. SomeRandom

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    But that’s just what Satan wants you to think!
    It’s just a huge conspiracy from the Cabal!!!
    Open your eyes people!
     
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  10. danieldemol

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    Even if i use it to purchase an xbox?
     
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    So now the meaning of a basically racist term is being expanded to attack an option to reduce the carbon footprint of a piece of electronics. Powersave options have been standard for about a decade already.

    What's wrong with these people?

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    So dramatic. I have not seen any Republicans upset over this, and they are the majority in my area.

    Step out of your echo chamber and get some fresh air.
     
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    Screw XBox. Playstation as well. It's just a scam for 8 to twelve year olds to blow mommy and daddys credit card on.

    I'm with the PC master race now. Bwahahaha!!!
     
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  16. exchemist

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    Ted Cruz, and The Young America's Foundation, are not Republican, then?
     
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    It depends on whether your Xbox is drawing power from renewable electricity (woke) or a coal-powered station (patriotic).
     
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    I use the more efficient method of dipping my dollars in garlic sauce before any transaction.
     
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    A weird attempt at flipping the script, but okay. Did you even read the article? You realize that Ted Cruz is a republican, right? Are seriously trying to claim his response isn't the dramatic one? Let's place logic before blind party loyalty.
     
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    PCs offer this feature, too.
    Why do conservatives choose to die on the dumbest hills? They criticize others for being "snowflakes", yet in the end they turn out to be the biggest ones.
     
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