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The National Laughingstock Tries to Argue That People are Drawn to Left-Wing Violence For Reasons Other Than Left-Wing Violence, But Can't Offer Any Actual Other Reasons for the Attraction

I've noticed a trend in media. It's the piece that is all Headline Argument. It exists purely to be linked (by people who haven't read it) in a Twitter argument.

If I say "Leftwing violent goons are authoritarians who get off on violence," someone will link this article and just say "That's been like so totally debunked. See THIS LINK!!!"

Because the headline claims it's been debunked.

But John Sexton digs into the article and can't find any arguments in it to actually support the headline -- it seems leftwing fascists are attracted to leftwing fascism almost entirely for the leftwing fascism.

The National Laughingstock claims to have debunked this idea -- but hasn't. It's just written a linkable clicky This Will Win Me the Twitterz today headline with no evidence for the claims it makes.

Democracy dies in dumbshits.

Posted by: Ace at 06:34 PM




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1 Hey all

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 10, 2017 06:24 PM (6n332)

2 How many idiocracies is a dumbshit?

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 10, 2017 06:24 PM (6n332)

3
Funny how "authorities" and the fake news can never find a motive for when muslims murder people while shouting allahuakbar but it only took 3 seconds to attribute the MN mosque "bombing" to "islamophobia" even though there was No Evidence to support it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- bolded because it's a good'un at August 10, 2017 06:25 PM (42wr9)

4 Not bad for an ailing ewok.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:25 PM (fA1SL)

5 Bezos should demand his money back.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 06:25 PM (Mouru)

6 It's okay because you're Hitler.

Posted by: Moron Robbie, With an IQ Higher Than Michael Obama but Lower Than Most Birds at August 10, 2017 06:26 PM (psH+N)

7 Inseparable Auto-cucumber.

Posted by: Moron Robbie, With an IQ Higher Than Michael Obama but Lower Than Most Birds at August 10, 2017 06:26 PM (psH+N)

8 Personally, I'm attracted to left wing violence for the adrenaline and the endorphins.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017 06:26 PM (m9X4Y)

9 REMOVE ANTIFA

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:27 PM (fA1SL)

10 Bush lies Hitler cries Trump flies Democracy Dies!!11!!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein Brattleboro Vermont at August 10, 2017 06:27 PM (vv8M9)

11 Yes and the SA were just looking for drinking buddies.

Posted by: Strobe at August 10, 2017 06:27 PM (gbWkA)

12 Let he who has not shat upon a parked police car cast the first stone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 06:27 PM (Mouru)

13 Is the National Laughingstock the NYT or the Washington Post? I just can't keep all these #fakenews outlets straight.

Posted by: @DangerGirl (gab.ai) and her 1.21 Gigawatt SanityProd (tm) at August 10, 2017 06:27 PM (/o9Qk)

14 Imagine how much gainzes you can get fasting AND with the stomach flu.

Posted by: Moron Robbie, With an IQ Higher Than Michael Obama but Lower Than Most Birds at August 10, 2017 06:27 PM (psH+N)

15 "Democracy dies in dumbshits."

It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: McCoy at August 10, 2017 06:27 PM (tbOMB)

16 EAT SOMETHING, ACE!

Posted by: garrett at August 10, 2017 06:27 PM (dkjar)

17 So it's willowed now, but how much more do we need to pay the government employees to get them to do their jobs?

Posted by: Moron Robbie, With an IQ Higher Than Michael Obama but Lower Than Most Birds at August 10, 2017 06:28 PM (psH+N)

18 Or it could just have been the Hugo Boss uniforms.

Posted by: Strobe at August 10, 2017 06:28 PM (gbWkA)

19 Are we measuring in Courics, Kohns or Maddows?

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 10, 2017 06:29 PM (6n332)

20 19. Psakis. There is no other unit.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:30 PM (fA1SL)

21 When someone whose politics you share does something despicable, that is happenstance and only a shameless partisan hack would try to connect the act to the politics.

When someone whose politics you deplore does something despicable, it just goes to show.

Posted by: JPS at August 10, 2017 06:30 PM (B2Wdt)

22 Raises hand
I can.
How about being brought up in Leftism since elementry school, taught Conservatives are evil haters and since what you are doing in righteous go do whatever you want.

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2017 06:30 PM (pPKG5)

23 17
So it's willowed now, but how much more do we need to pay the government employees to get them to do their jobs?

Posted by: Moron Robbie, With an IQ Higher Than Michael Obama but Lower Than Most Birds at August 10, 2017 06:28 PM (psH+N)

10% more than the other guy who is not doing his job even better.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 10, 2017 06:30 PM (tbOMB)

24 >>Democracy dies in dumbshits.


And really, isn't this the story of Obama?

Or Idiocracy?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 10, 2017 06:30 PM (NOIQH)

25 Psaki awan, psaki awan lemme rock ya psaki awan...

Posted by: Moron Robbie, With an IQ Higher Than Michael Obama but Lower Than Most Birds at August 10, 2017 06:31 PM (psH+N)

26 Flash in the pan headlines that garners these assholes three more followers on Twitter. That's a big day for them.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2017 06:31 PM (5MfUM)

27
Ace: The Karen Carpenter Story

Posted by: Soothsayer -- bolded because it's a good'un at August 10, 2017 06:31 PM (42wr9)

28 How about all of the MSM articles and posts about how it's OK to punch a "Nazi" with the assurance that a Nazi is anyone who is not progressive enough for your liking?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 10, 2017 06:32 PM (NOIQH)

29 The Warden in Shutter Island had a theory about violence:

https://youtu.be/DXY23gsHXXo

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:32 PM (fA1SL)

30 Soon the left-wing fascists will be drawn to my bayonet.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 06:32 PM (mcI77)

31 It's ok. The constitution was written by geniuses to be operated by idiots.

Posted by: Jay Dee at August 10, 2017 06:33 PM (Rkz9q)

32 I was debunked. Cabin 5 Trombones Rule!

Posted by: One time in band camp... at August 10, 2017 06:33 PM (bc2Lc)

33 I think it's the milk. They're drawn to the Ultraviolence cuz they're on milk binges.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 10, 2017 06:33 PM (3OIiX)

34 You saw this same script with the Google memo:
- "It puts forward incorrect views on Gender."
- Okay. And what are the views and why are they incorrect?
- "::Shrug::"
- I'm convinced!

Argumentum ad lapidem.

Posted by: JSchuler at August 10, 2017 06:33 PM (YsGL+)

35 How about all of the MSM articles and posts about how it's OK to punch a "Nazi" with the assurance that a Nazi is anyone who is not progressive enough for your liking?


They'll never get a chance to go back in time to kill the real Baby Hitler so this is the next best thing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 06:34 PM (Mouru)

36 The Warden in Shutter Island had a theory about violence:

https://youtu.be/DXY23gsHXXo
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:32 PM (fA1SL)

I liked that book/movie right up to the final two twists.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 10, 2017 06:34 PM (3OIiX)

37 The Warden in Shutter Island had a theory about violence:



https://youtu.be/DXY23gsHXXo

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:32 PM (fA1SL)

I call my theorem 'Be Nice'.

Posted by: Dalton at August 10, 2017 06:34 PM (JO9+V)

38 Look at it this way. At least the SA were brave enough not to have to cover their faces.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 10, 2017 06:34 PM (FAo3p)

39 Dr. StrangeEwok : How I learned to Stop Eating and Love GAINZ

Posted by: garrett at August 10, 2017 06:34 PM (dkjar)

40 A secret Gotham delicacy has been discovered. Never heard of outside of New York City (according to one man from Chicago), the buttered roll is a daring take on a bread appetizer. Gotham continues to lead the way in innovative new food courses.

Posted by: The New York Times at August 10, 2017 06:35 PM (vv8M9)

41 They'll never get a chance to go back in time to kill the real Baby Hitler so this is the next best thing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 10, 2017 06:34 PM (Mouru)

Except zombie hitler can't shoot back.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 10, 2017 06:35 PM (tbOMB)

42 36. Yeah. Twist One gutted me. It could have been done right there. Twist Two....left me deeply unsatisfied.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:35 PM (fA1SL)

43 Ace, cause and effect much lately ? You came off of a 4 3/4 day fast with CHIPS and poor planning. No fucking wonder you feel like shit.

Sorry, but that is not smart and I will now drop it.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2017 06:35 PM (5MfUM)

44 Leftwing media tells lefties that violence isn't that crazy, and tells "rightwing" crazies that everybody on the right is crazy, therefore they can conclude crazy is mainstream.
So, violence from ordinary lefties grows like q weed, and the occasional *very* crazy person goes off and (hopefully) can get blamed on the right.

The fucking media now says "nuh uh"

Posted by: Sporkatus at August 10, 2017 06:35 PM (1ArOc)

45 Oh and that Warden is a bit awry in his theology.

Not the realpolitk, just the theology.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 10, 2017 06:36 PM (3OIiX)

46 "How about all of the MSM articles and posts about how it's OK to punch a "Nazi" with the assurance that a Nazi is anyone who is not progressive enough for your liking? "



And that Tha "Nazi" can't or won't punch back.

Posted by: StrawMan at August 10, 2017 06:36 PM (nMj2X)

47 Sadly, there have been plenty on the ostensible Right who at least tacitly approve of Left-wing violence because it targets the members of the Right that they find provincial, poor, insufficiently cultured, overly reactionary, and just plain Not Our Class, Dear.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 10, 2017 06:36 PM (rznWS)

48 You don't kill Baby Hitler.

You just punch him in the dick.

Posted by: Donald Trump's Presidential Forehead Merkin at August 10, 2017 06:36 PM (dkjar)

49 "Democracy dies in dumbshits."

Why is the death of mob rule looked upon as a bad thing?

Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 10, 2017 06:38 PM (rznWS)

50 >>I liked that book/movie right up to the final two twists.


Forget that Shutter Island scene - creepy!

Also, I hated the ending of the book so much I threw it out - not donating it so it can ruin another person's day!!

Posted by: Lizzy at August 10, 2017 06:39 PM (NOIQH)

51 You came off of a 4 3/4 day fast with CHIPS and poor planning.

Hey, Ace was nowhere near here.

Posted by: Erik Estrada at August 10, 2017 06:39 PM (+2tNL)

52 Ich bin ein jelly donut.

Posted by: Baby April at August 10, 2017 06:39 PM (Tyii7)

53 10 August- Susan Rice gets the Bellvue Hospital " Bitch that has no clue" award.

Oh and PDT- Keep slapping that turtle.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2017 06:40 PM (5MfUM)

54 So no leftwing political violence allegedly exists, despite it existing by creation of the media, and right wing political violence is a thing (when it isn't), and the media are again at fault.

The claims are exactly like the 2 year old cookie thief blaming the dog for stealing OUT OF THE FUCKING JAR. Because he fed one to the dog.

Posted by: Sporkatus at August 10, 2017 06:40 PM (1ArOc)

55 I tire of this slow motion shit, wake me when things get real.

Posted by: Hope Solo at August 10, 2017 06:40 PM (q4Lza)

56 Ic bin ein sock fail.

Posted by: Baby Hitler at August 10, 2017 06:40 PM (Tyii7)

57 Fascism/Communism/Progressivism/Socialism- the eternal quest to rebrand the same, murderous, censorious, assholes every few years.

How about Evil? Why don't we try that? (said in Burke's tone.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at August 10, 2017 06:40 PM (Nk0mq)

58 As always, it comes down to one word.

Revenge.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 10, 2017 06:40 PM (Vevy5)

59 @35: "They'll never get a chance to go back in time to kill the real Baby Hitler so this is the next best thing."

Why would you want to kill Baby Hitler? I mean, say what you will about the guy's politics later in life, but when he grew up, he killed Adult Hitler.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 10, 2017 06:41 PM (rznWS)

60 What's really astounding is how much they are willing to burn their reputations their credibility, the
respect they used to garner, for what?
srsly for what ideal is there in any of this?
From govt agencies using their agencies for garbage and maintenance of corrupt actions. to media self impaling themselves on a humungous ideological tapeworm that will end up eating them all.

Do we actually have anyone in positions of leadership with any honor?

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 06:41 PM (FKrah)

61 @38: "Look at it this way. At least the SA were brave enough not to have to cover their faces."

Don't forget - they also beat up Communists.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 10, 2017 06:42 PM (rznWS)

62 Ace , i'm not the boss of you , I would never presume to not respect you thoughts and fulfilling your desires , But I'm worried about your over-fasting and wish you would stop.

said with love, willow.

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 06:43 PM (FKrah)

63 I just hate the idea of sharing my post-apocalyptic world with those people. I'm not giving them any water.

Posted by: goon at August 10, 2017 06:43 PM (EaQ6/)

64 I want to lick Mollie Hemingway's brain.

This is impossible, so I'll just credit her intellect and quell my boner.

Who is the broad in the wheelchair?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at August 10, 2017 06:43 PM (Ckg4U)

65 I liked that book/movie right up to the final two twists.


Forget that Shutter Island scene - creepy!

Also, I hated the ending of the book so much I threw it out - not donating it so it can ruin another person's day!!
Posted by: Lizzy at August 10, 2017 06:39 PM (NOIQH)

Same here! Book got a quick air trip to the nearest wall.

Too bad, up until then, was enjoying the mystery. Lahane can write, he just...doesn't write things that satisfy me.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 10, 2017 06:44 PM (3OIiX)

66 willow- very few, but we have the #1 guy and he is taking it to them at every turn.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2017 06:44 PM (5MfUM)

67 I pine for Mama Macron.

Posted by: Baby Hitler at August 10, 2017 06:44 PM (Tyii7)

68 Any headline news on the anti-Trumper in PA who shot his conservative neighbor in cold blood? (I know PA has some weird town names, but I don' t think "Cold Blood" is on the map...yet.)

Posted by: bergerbilder at August 10, 2017 06:44 PM (lIZQs)

69 >> Ace , i'm not the boss of you , I would never presume to not respect you thoughts and fulfilling your desires , But I'm worried about your over-fasting and wish you would stop.


This.



And stop bad touching yourself...
You are gonna go blind!

Posted by: garrett at August 10, 2017 06:44 PM (dkjar)

70 63 I just hate the idea of sharing my post-apocalyptic world with those people. I'm not giving them any water.

Water keeps them plump and hydrated until...well, you know.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 06:44 PM (mcI77)

71
"SPACE ALIENS PLACE ELVIS HEAD ON CHUPACABRA"

Nat. Enquirer more believable than the Nat'l Laffer.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 06:44 PM (mbhDw)

72 BenHad, I know Trumps a tough cookie, But this seems overwhelming for any person. He can't even get his nominees in place!

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 06:45 PM (FKrah)

73 68 Any headline news on the anti-Trumper in PA who shot his conservative neighbor in cold blood? (I know PA has some weird town names, but I don' t think "Cold Blood" is on the map...yet.)
Posted by: bergerbilder at August 10, 2017 06:44 PM (lIZQs)


That story dropped off the radar in a hurry.

Posted by: rickl at August 10, 2017 06:46 PM (sdi6R)

74 garett, snorts l +10

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 06:46 PM (FKrah)

75 Don't forget - they also beat up Communists.


Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 10, 2017 06:42 PM (rznWS)
And Jews, and Social Democrats, and Union leaders, and gays, and anyone that listened to jazz (because black) and the disabled. You kind of get my drift.And I finally looked hard at your nic and had to chuckle. Well Done!

Posted by: Old Blue at August 10, 2017 06:46 PM (FAo3p)

76 Yes, please Ace, eat. EAT. Anything.

Posted by: Jeanne del Norte, ahora con covfefe at August 10, 2017 06:46 PM (B9dAp)

77 @64: "Who is the broad in the wheelchair?"

What is the guy on crutches.

I Don't Know is the person-of-unspecified gender on the Rascal scooter.

Posted by: Zombie Abbott & Costello at August 10, 2017 06:46 PM (rznWS)

78 I made the mistake of clicking on Drudge. Good grief.

Posted by: Tuna at August 10, 2017 06:47 PM (pZ2lk)

79 66. I've got death-squads. The best death-squads, believe me. - Future TGE speech.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:47 PM (fA1SL)

80 I just can't imagine having so little moral compass that you'd do anything to be a conductor on the Government Gravy Train.

Go to Washington with your hand out and whore yourself out for the CoC, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley...

Posted by: Hikaru at August 10, 2017 06:47 PM (Vevy5)

81 Netflix and Amazon Prime are not able to keep up with my bingetite. Maybe hibernation is a good option.

Posted by: goon at August 10, 2017 06:48 PM (EaQ6/)

82 63
I just hate the idea of sharing my post-apocalyptic world with those people. I'm not giving them any water.

Posted by: goon at August 10, 2017 06:43 PM (EaQ6/)

Meh. Closers get water.
Stock up on post-apocalyptic bags of dicks to give them, and you'll be fine.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 10, 2017 06:48 PM (tbOMB)

83 Willowed:

''Do you know about micro-nutients?
Gorilla concern at August 10, 2017 06:26 PM (IR/WY) "


It probably won't help to shame him with the slave labor being used in the Congo too mine cobalt. But it is Ace, so you never know.

Posted by: bergerbilder at August 10, 2017 06:48 PM (lIZQs)

84 There needs to be a law that gives immunity to property owners to use deadly force to protect their property during riots. The law they protest against is the only thing keeping these anarchists alive. At least from me.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 06:49 PM (IDPbH)

85 Any headline news on the anti-Trumper in PA who shot his conservative neighbor in cold blood? (I know PA has some weird town names, but I don' t think "Cold Blood" is on the map...yet.)
Posted by: bergerbilder at August 10, 2017 06:44 PM (lIZQs)


I had not heard this.
But haven't we expected t his with their leaders ratcheting up rhetoric and threats and protecting their goons 24/7 for the last several years? I mean openly calling for cops to be killed and no one loses their jobs? etc

I believe their side is being trained like rats to act out.

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 06:49 PM (FKrah)

86 the anti-Trumper in PA who shot his conservative neighbor

I know a growing number of those who wouldn't hesitate if they a) had the first clue as to which was the business end of a bang stick and b) thought they could get away with it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 10, 2017 06:49 PM (Tyii7)

87 Maybe it's becuz they're so devoted to their Lady and Savior....


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-clintons-

pastor-compared-her-election-loss-to-jesus-death-

and-resurrection/article/2631195

(remove extra spaces)


Have we hit Peak Progtard yet?



Via Insty

Posted by: naturalfake at August 10, 2017 06:49 PM (NyJwR)

88 Any headline news on the anti-Trumper in PA who shot his conservative neighbor in cold blood?

Posted by: bergerbilder at August 10, 2017 06:44 PM (lIZQs)

---

Local story.

Posted by: Moron Robbie, Not Quite as Low-IQ as Michael Obama, But Not as Smart as Some Birds at August 10, 2017 06:49 PM (psH+N)

89 President Donald Trump Thursday said he wanted to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for reducing his payroll by firing U.S. embassy staff in Moscow.

LOL

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 06:52 PM (mcI77)

90 I know a growing number of those who wouldn't hesitate if they a) had the first clue as to which was the business end of a bang stick and b) thought they could get away with it.

AKA a printout of Google's org-chart.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 10, 2017 06:52 PM (6FqZa)

91 6 It's okay because you're Hitler.
Posted by: Moron Robbie, With an IQ Higher Than Michael Obama but Lower Than Most Birds at August 10, 2017 06:26 PM (psH+N)

At first glance I thought you were Margot Robbie.

Posted by: Northernlurker, who sometimes skulks and is now jobless. at August 10, 2017 06:52 PM (hJrjt)

92 I think conservatives should make a class action lawsuit on the media inciting violence on dissenters.

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 06:52 PM (FKrah)

93 Hope I don't run into them anywhere. I would just have to fall down and whack'em in the shins with my cane, might get in one punch before I fell.

Posted by: Javems at August 10, 2017 06:52 PM (yOqwj)

94 I just hate the idea of sharing my post-apocalyptic world with those people. I'm not giving them any water.

Water keeps them plump and hydrated until...well, you know.
Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 06:44 PM (mcI77)


Just like the Eloi.

Posted by: bergerbilder at August 10, 2017 06:52 PM (lIZQs)

95 That's nothing new. When I started reading political content, around 2001 or so, I read articles from both viewpoints, but something funny happened. In most left-leaning articles, I found that if I followed the links, the supposedly supporting information either didn't support the authors point at all, or even contradicted it, if it was not completely irrelevant. For conservative articles, the links virtually always supported the premise of the original piece.

That's pretty much what confirmed me as a conservative: the Left is full of shit, and most lefties are too intellectually lazy to do the work to figger that out.

Posted by: Rhymes with Covfefe at August 10, 2017 06:52 PM (kTSCB)

96 ace, honey, try SUPERBEETS!

Posted by: Dana Loesch at August 10, 2017 06:52 PM (JO9+V)

97 Perhaps they're drawn to violence because they know they will get away with it in the liberal enclaves. Ain't happening in Midland TX or rural NC.

Posted by: golfman at August 10, 2017 06:53 PM (48QDY)

98 87
Have we hit Peak Progtard yet?

Via Insty
Posted by: naturalfake at August 10, 2017 06:49 PM (NyJwR)


Remember the moment from the movie "Snatch" where Mickey was seemingly knocked unconscious and was floating underwater. And then suddenly....

We are still floating unconscious underwater. For now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 06:53 PM (mbhDw)

99 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-clintons-

pastor-compared-her-election-loss-to-jesus-death-

and-resurrection/article/2631195


Well if that is the type of airheaded pastor she has, it's no wonder she's been getting the wrong spiritual service.

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 06:53 PM (FKrah)

100 Democracy dies with free Prime shipping

Posted by: josephistan at August 10, 2017 06:53 PM (ANIFC)

101 87 Maybe it's becuz they're so devoted to their Lady and Savior....


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-clintons-

pastor-compared-her-election-loss-to-jesus-death-

and-resurrection/article/2631195

(remove extra spaces)


Have we hit Peak Progtard yet?



Via Insty
Posted by: naturalfake at August 10, 2017 06:49 PM (NyJwR)

Are you cereal? Is it blasphemy or is it stupidity?

Posted by: Northernlurker, who sometimes skulks and is now jobless. at August 10, 2017 06:53 PM (hJrjt)

102 96. 'No! There is a better way.' - Gin and Marlboros

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:54 PM (fA1SL)

103 Breitbart California

Los Angeles Unified School District Top Man In Charge of Michelle Obama's so called School Lunch Program charged with felony embezzlement. He pleads not guilty.

I'll bet his defense will be that everything he did was legal.

And people wonder why there is violence in our schools.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017 06:54 PM (m9X4Y)

104 Would it help Ace if I returned?

Posted by: Kaboom at August 10, 2017 06:54 PM (Tyii7)

105
I know a growing number of those who wouldn't hesitate if they a) had the first clue as to which was the business end of a bang stick and b) thought they could get away with it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 10, 2017 06:49 PM (Tyii7)

---

I had my first experience with this in the wild this week. A perfectly charming twenty minute conversation with another parent at a playground abruptly ended when the stranger brought up Obama and I didn't fawn. Notice especially that I didn't say anything mean or negative, only that I chuckled about not touching politics or religion.

The conversation was f*cking OVER, and they moved to another bench. Not another word was spoken and they left immediately after our kids were playing near one another. Not together. Just on the same climbing wall / slide.

Our country is f*cked.

Posted by: Moron Robbie, Not Quite as Low-IQ as Michael Obama, But Not as Smart as Some Birds at August 10, 2017 06:54 PM (psH+N)

106 I've noticed that the left doesn't read teh stuff they send you because it never really contains things like support. Their news articles only seem to contain headlines.

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at August 10, 2017 06:54 PM (AU4SY)

107 103 Breitbart California

Los Angeles Unified School District Top Man In Charge of Michelle Obama's so called School Lunch Program charged with felony embezzlement. He pleads not guilty.

I'll bet his defense will be that everything he did was legal.

And people wonder why there is violence in our schools.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017 06:54 PM (m9X4Y)


He was only following orders....

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 06:54 PM (mbhDw)

108 The leftists with a gun remind me of the Revolutionary War Brits. We will stand in solidarity and shoot you, bang bang. Never realizing that the major force is in the trees behind them.

Shoot your wad , kiddos.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2017 06:55 PM (5MfUM)

109 97% of Climate scientists agree... that its all about the headline...


as do all 14 Intelligence Agencies...

Posted by: Don Q..,.. Philosophizer at August 10, 2017 06:55 PM (NgKpN)

110 If you can't report all you need to know in 140 or less characters, then it's just not worth knowing.

Posted by: Twitterist at August 10, 2017 06:56 PM (H8S+R)

111 Democracy dies with free Prime shipping

Posted by: josephistan at August 10, 2017 06:53 PM (ANIFC)

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Democracy dies with never combine shipping and order multiple items one per day.

Posted by: Moron Robbie, Not Quite as Low-IQ as Michael Obama, But Not as Smart as Some Birds at August 10, 2017 06:56 PM (psH+N)

112 108 The leftists with a gun remind me of the Revolutionary War Brits. We will stand in solidarity and shoot you, bang bang. Never realizing that the major force is in the trees behind them.

Shoot your wad , kiddos.
Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2017 06:55 PM (5MfUM)


"Now they own the politicians, the courts and the media, and those are the best things to own...."

- - Tom Hagen conservative consigliere

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 06:56 PM (mbhDw)

113 one of the hottest ettes need to pay ace a visit with a nice bowl of chicken stew.
and bread. and maybe orange juice: a backrub, a foot massage, a tuck in bed,and a pat on the head.

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 06:56 PM (FKrah)

114 So is it time to watch Doctor Zhivago? I haven't seen that one yet

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 10, 2017 06:56 PM (6FqZa)

115 109. Alt-right Putinist Macedonian content-farmers WANT you to believe that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:57 PM (fA1SL)

116 So I assume Pastor Hillary would forever preach about being her brother's keeper or whatsoever you do unto the least of these.

As an aside it would be impossible to ever get Pastor Hillary past her communion wine.

Posted by: Northernlurker, who sometimes skulks and is now jobless. at August 10, 2017 06:57 PM (hJrjt)

117 114 So is it time to watch Doctor Zhivago? I haven't seen that one yet
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 10, 2017 06:56 PM (6FqZa)


Really?! Get out your hanky. TO CRY IN!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 06:57 PM (mbhDw)

118 Jeanne del Norte, ahora con covfefe at August 10, 2017 06:46 PM (B9dAp). Huh, I've had to work more recently. Is Ace doing another longish fast already?

Ace I love you for leading me to the insulin control 18-19 hour/day between meals lifestyle, but i think I recall that you were close to thin weight already. Seriously might be healthier overall to get a reputable doc to give your HGH shots than to get too zealous with fasting when you no longer have a lot of fat reserves.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 10, 2017 06:57 PM (eASYU)

119 Our country is f*cked.
Posted by: Moron Robbie, Not Quite as Low-IQ as Michael Obama, But Not as Smart as Some Birds at August 10, 2017 06:54 PM (psH+N)

I've been doing online dating on and off for 20 years...

Until now, I have NEVER seen anyone put politics directly in their profile... saying either 'if you like Trump don't contact me'... or 'Trump supporter'...

Note... one is negative, the other, positive... and that meme is consistent....

Posted by: Don Q..,.. Philosophizer at August 10, 2017 06:58 PM (NgKpN)

120 Read headlines? RU kidding? TMI.

Posted by: Milleniums at August 10, 2017 06:58 PM (H8S+R)

121 113. Have smfh bathed and perfumed and sent to his lair.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:58 PM (fA1SL)

122 117 114 So is it time to watch Doctor Zhivago? I haven't seen that one yet
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 10, 2017 06:56 PM (6FqZa)


Really?! Get out your hanky. TO CRY IN!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 06:57 PM (mbhDw)

I thought you meant he would need the hanky for Julie Christie.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 10, 2017 06:59 PM (IDPbH)

123 I had my first experience with this in the wild this week.

I had one this weekend. A leftist loon relative was in town and right in the middle of dinner came out of nowhere with some nonsensical Trump/rednecks/guns rant. There was actually spittle flying. It was awesome to behold. I was hoping for him to stroke out right then and there and believe he might have actually come close.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 10, 2017 06:59 PM (Tyii7)

124 121 113. Have smfh bathed and perfumed and sent to his lair.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 06:58 PM (fA1SL)

Will Ace permit her to come into his presence by extending his royal sceptre?

Posted by: Northernlurker, who sometimes skulks and is now jobless. at August 10, 2017 06:59 PM (hJrjt)

125 DDUP, She is gorgeous but I think she's taking a health break lately? She's been through the grinder. so I dunno

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 06:59 PM (FKrah)

126 The Korean word for Armageddon is Guam. I wonder if the pricing for flights to Guam have gone down? They have some nice beaches, and with about 10,000 SPF sunblock everything should be okay. We could get a solar eclipse and a nork-nuke attack for very reasonable prices if things keep on.

Posted by: goon at August 10, 2017 06:59 PM (EaQ6/)

127 and I dunno i'f she'd want to braid his coat.

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 07:00 PM (FKrah)

128 120 Read headlines? RU kidding? TMI.
Posted by: Milleniums at August 10, 2017 06:58 PM (H8S+R)


They only read the headlines.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 07:00 PM (mbhDw)

129 J.J.- They do own them at this point , but every morning you keep us informed.

I ain't never been a mushroom and I have a plan.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2017 07:01 PM (5MfUM)

130 Of course I've heard volunteer work helps one recover from their own distress. so mebbe!

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 07:01 PM (FKrah)

131 95
That's nothing new. When I started reading political content, around
2001 or so, I read articles from both viewpoints, but something funny
happened. In most left-leaning articles, I found that if I followed the
links, the supposedly supporting information either didn't support the
authors point at all, or even contradicted it, if it was not completely
irrelevant. For conservative articles, the links virtually always
supported the premise of the original piece.



That's pretty much what confirmed me as a conservative: the Left is
full of shit, and most lefties are too intellectually lazy to do the
work to figger that out.



Posted by: Rhymes with Covfefe at August 10, 2017 06:52 PM (kTSCB)

The real eye opener for me - despite already being fairly hardcore conservative - was after I started getting more deep into politics, consuming political information online, where verification is just a click away.

After boning up on whatever event, issue, quote, etc. of the day, thereby being more informed than the talking heads, you can rebut the script readers' received wisdom in real-time. Wife thought me crazy for talking to the TV for a few years, until her eyes were opened in 2016.

TV news is so riddled through with propaganda that it is essentially useless.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 10, 2017 07:02 PM (tbOMB)

132 Shutter Island is the rare movie that is more fun to watch AFTER you know the twist.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 10, 2017 07:02 PM (7h4Fr)

133 114 So is it time to watch Doctor Zhivago? I haven't seen that one yet
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at August 10, 2017 06:56 PM (6FqZa)

-------

Strelnikov!

Almost makes me want to be a commie to say it.

Posted by: MAGA at August 10, 2017 07:03 PM (Tyk2V)

134 flounder, while it is propaganda, there is a large portion of the country that doesn't realize when they're being feded b.s like the Newsweek article yesterday claiming something Trump/Russia..
so bizzare it was like Hillary wrote it.

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 07:04 PM (FKrah)

135 132. True that. Ya spend the next watch-thru looking for 'tells.'

My favorite - and one I noticed but did not get first time watching - was the 'vanishing water glass.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 07:04 PM (fA1SL)

136 Maximum Waters (D-Traitor) says that Trump should just learn to live with a nuclear NOKO, and just give them anything they want or need.

My response to this, is how hard would it be to make South Korea an island without doing too much damage to their infrastructure?

Posted by: Old Blue at August 10, 2017 07:04 PM (FAo3p)

137 133. And a perfectly cromulent nomme de guerre for a Rooshian, too.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 07:04 PM (fA1SL)

138 ADD generation.

Read headline. Read "Debunked."

Think "it's Debunked."

/this is the Snopes business model, isn't it?

Posted by: shibumi at August 10, 2017 07:04 PM (aT+Bx)

139 137 133. And a perfectly cromulent nomme de guerre for a Rooshian, too.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 07:04 PM (fA1SL)


Pasha Antipov is too, how you say, pajama boy-esque.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 07:05 PM (mbhDw)

140 you know I had wondered how arab spring, Syria, Egypt, cam about so quickly.
I think the population was being groomed.

kind of like ours.

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 07:05 PM (FKrah)

141 I chose Cloud Atlas instead of Zhivago. Because Halle Berry, and the Chinese girls breaking free.

Posted by: goon at August 10, 2017 07:05 PM (EaQ6/)

142 >> In most left-leaning articles, I found that if I followed the

links, the supposedly supporting information either didn't support the

authors point at all, or even contradicted it, if it was not completely

irrelevant.

Yup.

What did it for me was C-SPAN radio. I would listen to a hearing or speech during my commute, or while running errands at lunch, and then when I watched the news that night I would see how they would take one brief clip to completely mischracterize the event and/or people involved.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 10, 2017 07:06 PM (NOIQH)

143 The Trump team needs to leak something about a meeting with a Russian named Jakov.

Posted by: Northernlurker, who sometimes skulks and is now jobless. at August 10, 2017 07:06 PM (hJrjt)

144 Los Angeles Unified School District Top Man In
Charge of Michelle Obama's so called School Lunch Program charged with
felony embezzlement. He pleads not guilty.



I'll bet his defense will be that everything he did was legal.



And people wonder why there is violence in our schools.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017 06:54 PM (m9X4Y)

Geez...so the kids ate what?....celery? Small baby carrots?

Posted by: Tami at August 10, 2017 07:06 PM (Enq6K)

145 139. Heh.....but the papasha - very manly. Battle-tested, Crom-approved.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 07:06 PM (fA1SL)

146 Since people keep bringing up fasting. I waited till 4 pm to have dinner the other day. One meal in an entire day. I've never done that. Went 22 hours before my next meal. I feel good. I feel lean. I actually want eat a regular 3 meal per day plan more often, so I'm eating less on my fasting days.

Posted by: Max Power at August 10, 2017 07:06 PM (q177U)

147 Kubler-Ross five stages of grief

Denial
Anger
Bargaining
Depression
Acceptance.

I believe is completely wrong.
I've never been in denial. When stuff happens, it happens, you can't deny it because it just happened. You can ignore it, but that is not denial.

Anger is not number two
When stuff happens, depression is number two, because anger follows depression. At least for me.

And I'm beyond angry, but it is not acceptance that follows. It is mockery, taunting, insults, and provocation, and then war.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017 07:07 PM (m9X4Y)

148 "chose Cloud Atlas instead of Zhivago. Because Halle Berry, and the Chinese girls breaking free."

OMG. Halle Berry over Julie Christie? Good lord. Are you crazy?

Posted by: Tuna at August 10, 2017 07:07 PM (pZ2lk)

149 The National Laughingstock Tries to Argue That People are Drawn to Left-Wing Violence For Reasons Other Than Left-Wing Violence, But Can't Offer Any Actual Other Reasons for the Attraction
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You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, comrades.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2017 07:08 PM (mJ8mX)

150 Tami- Tacos , baby , Tacos.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2017 07:08 PM (5MfUM)

151 Geez...so the kids ate what?....celery? Small baby carrots?

Let's just say they got a good deal...

Posted by: Kermet Gosnell at August 10, 2017 07:08 PM (zEjuG)

152 Cocaine cures everything, which is why it is illegal.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 10, 2017 07:08 PM (XFue2)

153 140. The joke: 'why is there no chance of a color revolution in America?' There are no American embassies there.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 07:08 PM (fA1SL)

154 Maybe it's becuz they're so devoted to their Lady and Savior....


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-clintons-

pastor-compared-her-election-loss-to-jesus-death-

and-resurrection/article/2631195

(remove extra spaces)


Do you know about tinyurl.com? Changes long url's into "tinyurls" and its very easy.

Posted by: bergerbilder at August 10, 2017 07:09 PM (lIZQs)

155 Shutter Island is the rare movie that is more fun to watch AFTER you know the twist.

Dude! The Prestige is amazing on a second or third viewing. Some really impressive details are almost invisible.

Posted by: Max Power at August 10, 2017 07:09 PM (q177U)

156 >>ou know I had wondered how arab spring, Syria, Egypt, cam about so quickly.
I think the population was being groomed.

kind of like ours.



Yes, it's amazing how the 60's Weathermen and other decades-long activists pop up with each "new" movement, always on the spot to provide training to #BLM, OWS, etc.. It's almost like they're the ones creating each of these totally organic grassroots movements.

Oh, and Code Pink and various Weathermen have led activist movements in the ME, such as helping them stage a 'Day of Rage' a few years back, and naturally working with Hamas to protest Israel.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 10, 2017 07:09 PM (NOIQH)

157 Palp, funny, but possibly has a grain of truth to it.

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 07:10 PM (FKrah)

158 147 Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017 07:07 PM (m9X4Y)

The Left will never accept it has lost. Never. Because it is a will-to-power that is evil and evil never rests.

Never.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 10, 2017 07:10 PM (mbhDw)

159 I am finding that it is easier every day to be delusional. I've been reading CNN. Practice makes perfect.

Posted by: goon at August 10, 2017 07:10 PM (EaQ6/)

160 'The National Laughingstock Tries to Argue That People are Drawn to Left-Wing Violence For Reasons Other Than Left-Wing Violence, '


Only if they run a very low risk of reciprocal violence.

Posted by: bergerbilder at August 10, 2017 07:11 PM (lIZQs)

161 Left wing violence- because WE let you little fuckers think you were special. Well, that day is gone.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2017 07:11 PM (5MfUM)

162 J.J. Sefton: "They only read the headlines."

You wish. Prefer osmosis, whatever that is.

Posted by: Milleniums at August 10, 2017 07:12 PM (H8S+R)

163 Lizzy, if only we had the ability to look at who's funding everything.

and because actual people have been killed in all cases, from citizens of other countries to citizens -cops here. I would think that would mean something..

Posted by: willow at August 10, 2017 07:12 PM (FKrah)

164 43. You came off of a 4 3/4 day fast with CHIPS and poor planning.

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Chips?!! Your doc says fast and then okay to have chips?!
Wth?

Iirc, u were doing this all to lose weight b/c of your heart? Is It working? I mean the numbers & poundages & stuff?

8 months ago you seemed to be in the same place as now, so just trying to catch up & see if it is working.



Posted by: Gorilla Grief & Gummie Bears at August 10, 2017 07:12 PM (IR/WY)

165 Every since handing in my letter of resignation earlier today I have done sweet tweet, better known as dick all, at work today.

Posted by: Northernlurker, who sometimes skulks and is now jobless. at August 10, 2017 07:12 PM (hJrjt)

166 Years ago, my little brother and I spent 2 hours a day, 6 days a week at the gym lifting. I got pretty buff and increased my weight by about 30 lbs, all lean muscle mass. They did this thing where they brought in these people to measure body fat. When they tested me, I was told that I had about 7% body fat. The lady doing the test told me that there were pro body builders who would kill for that number, but that if I ever got sick, I had no fat reserves to fight off an infection. So it was a good thing, bad thing. Maybe this is what is happening to Ace. By the way, when I was lifting, I ate like a horse.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 10, 2017 07:12 PM (FAo3p)

167 Oh, what I wouldn't give for the good'ol days of Occupy Wall Street.

Posted by: goon at August 10, 2017 07:12 PM (EaQ6/)

168 Geez...so the kids ate what?....celery? Small baby carrots?

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Yep. When I saw pictures of those school lunches, my first question was 'where is the money going, it isn't going into food'.

And in the Breitbart article, one of the vendors supplying the vegetarian meals was losing money on every meal they delivered. The school district was paying less than the vendors cost for the meal.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017 07:12 PM (m9X4Y)

169 I've had a variant of this conversation several times:

Torque: "Have you seen the latest Project Veritas video?"

Liberal friend/acquaintance/family member: "Oh, not this crap again. You DO know those videos have been heavily edited, don't you, to create a misleading impression?"

Torque: "Veritas do release edited versions of their videos to get to the damning heart of the matter promptly, because the full length videos contain hours of extraneous irrelevant chatter that would bore you to death. They are clear about when they've done that. But they do also simultaneously release those full length videos, completely unedited, to prove that they aren't hiding anything contextual or exculpatory. So have you see those videos?"

Liberal friend/acquaintance/family member: "Of course not. There would be no point. They're heavily edited."

And these are the folks who are always very vocally self-congratulatory regarding what they will tell you is their logical and rational and scientific view of the world.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 10, 2017 07:12 PM (ujwCG)

170 Time to go home now.

Posted by: J. Sessions at August 10, 2017 07:12 PM (mcI77)

171 What are you going to do on the day that a 6 year old calls you a bigoted racist climate denier?

Me personally- I'm going to knock him/her on their pampered little ass.

Posted by: Ben Had at August 10, 2017 07:14 PM (5MfUM)

172 >>Liberal friend/acquaintance/family member: "Of course not. There would be no point. They're heavily edited."



Let me guess: These same people love The Daily Show, and see it as a legit news source....because of the way they heavily edit the videos.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 10, 2017 07:15 PM (NOIQH)

173
I had one this weekend. A leftist loon relative was in town and right in the middle of dinner came out of nowhere with some nonsensical Trump/rednecks/guns rant. There was actually spittle flying. It was awesome to behold. I was hoping for him to stroke out right then and there and believe he might have actually come close.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 10, 2017 06:59 PM (Tyii7)


Did you say "That's nice dear. Now eat your carrots."?

Posted by: J. Random Dude's Super Sekret VPN at August 10, 2017 07:15 PM (Mt8T4)

174 Let me add to comment 60:

Campus riots completely stopped after the Kent State shootings ( not to say the actual people shot were paet of the rioting faction, but they were ordered to leave the campus.)

Posted by: bergerbilder at August 10, 2017 07:15 PM (lIZQs)

175 Boyfriend made it a point to related PDT's remarks today about the norks, about the turtle, etc. etc.

He was impressed. The reason I mention this is that BF is the weathervane. I gauge the zeitgeist from his feedback about political events. So no matter what Gaslight Media tries to tell you, the man on the street is OK with this president.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2017 07:16 PM (kD8Fh)

176 Mmm, Ace. Omelettes.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2017 07:16 PM (mJ8mX)

177 What are you going to do on the day that a 6 year old calls you a bigoted racist climate denier?


Punch his mother in the dick and sell the kid on the slave market.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 07:16 PM (mcI77)

178 wait until libs learn that miami is not completely underwater?

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at August 10, 2017 07:16 PM (AU4SY)

179 Come on! They read the first paragraph too.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2017 07:17 PM (mJ8mX)

180 I am a climate denier of the first order! There are those on the left that want to put my happy ass in a re-education camp.

Posted by: Old Blue at August 10, 2017 07:18 PM (FAo3p)

181 169
And these are the folks who are always very vocally self-congratulatory regarding what they will tell you is their logical and rational and scientific view of the world.
Posted by: torquewrench at August 10, 2017 07:12 PM (ujwCG)


I don't even bother talking to people like that any more.

Posted by: rickl at August 10, 2017 07:18 PM (sdi6R)

182 Let me guess: These same people love The Daily Show, and see it as a legit news source....because of the way they heavily edit the videos.
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I work with a TON of these people.

It's like trying to converse with a brick wall.

It's all anger and Trump hate.

I've also found they have the logical abilities of a dead toad.

Posted by: shibumi at August 10, 2017 07:18 PM (aT+Bx)

183 I know the ACTUAL reason for "anarchist violence" and why certain people are drawn to it. And I know this better than most people do because I've hung out with the anarchists and observed them up-close in action.

And the answer boils down to one word:

Testosterone.

Fact: 90% of self-styled "anarchists" these days are young, mostly under 25, and often under 21. And among those, it's at least 80% male.

Young dudes have a lot of testosterone. For some, this primarily make them horny -- these are the dudes that spend their days trying to get laid.

But for others, the surging testosterone give them primarily the other well-known effect: The urge to fight. To smash. To defeat rivals.

In the old days, such men would join the military or the police and get legal permission to shoot bad guys. Or just become street brawlers or gang members.

But in the modern pussified white middle-class urban culture, all these outlets -- military, police work, etc. -- are socially taboo.

But damn, these young hipsters-getting-their-first-taste-of-hormones get this overwhelming urge to just start smashing shit up.

So what they've done is create a politicized identity and social "role" for themselves where "smashing things" and "still fighting for peace and justice" can co-exist: the violent anarchist.

It's no different, of course, from any number of paramilitary politicized "shock troop" subcultures from all phases of history -- the brown shirts, the Red Guard, etc. etc. -- but we're have the unfortunate luck of living through this manifestation of "political testosterone acting-out."

Posted by: zombie at August 10, 2017 07:19 PM (DQ4Fv)

184 Come on! They read the first paragraph too.
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No. However, they do listen when Steven Colbert reads the headline, and gives HIS take on it.

Posted by: shibumi at August 10, 2017 07:19 PM (aT+Bx)

185 25 million years ago all of Florida was underwater and it might be again in another 25 million years. It's nothing to get excited about.

Posted by: freaked at August 10, 2017 07:19 PM (BO/km)

186 183. Big part of it. Yuuuge part of it.

We'd be better off just letting people slug it out from time to time.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 07:21 PM (fA1SL)

187 "political testosterone acting-out."

That can be bred out.

Posted by: freaked at August 10, 2017 07:21 PM (BO/km)

188 >>What are you going to do on the day that a 6 year old calls you a bigoted racist climate denier?


I remember walking my kid to school when he was a kindergartnerer when he pointed at a big SUV and declared "that is killing the planet!"
I just laughed and told him the planet was here a long time before us and SUVs and it will still be here long after we're gone.
Now he laughs at ecotwits, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 10, 2017 07:21 PM (NOIQH)

189 no, get this...Al Gore took a king tide event and conflated it with everyday weather in Florida.

Also, NYC is spending big $ on preventing global warming goddess from flooding it which is as much evidence of GW as the Salem witch trials were evidence of the presence of witches.

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at August 10, 2017 07:21 PM (AU4SY)

190 Anecdotally, there are moments where I really want to turn into Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men" and want to start screaming "The Truth? You can't handle the Truth."

However, I'm female, and really, screaming like Jack Nicholson probably isn't a good thing. Even if it IS at liberals.

Posted by: shibumi at August 10, 2017 07:21 PM (aT+Bx)

191 My green card auntie who can't even vote is a rabid anti-Trumper. She just gives up when we start to discuss politics, because all she knows is the headlines she gets on her FB feed.

Now my green card cousin OTOH loves Trump and one of her friends cast a Trump vote in her stead. I told cousin: Had I known that I'd have drove you to Philly where we could have visited Trump-friendly precincts and you could have voted for him at least a half dozen times.

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2017 07:22 PM (kD8Fh)

192
I don't even bother talking to people like that any more.
Posted by: rickl at August 10, 2017 07:18 PM (sdi6R)

Me either.

As I said earlier today, you're better off trying to teach the Internet to a squirrel.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 10, 2017 07:22 PM (Fcg4g)

193 But damn, these young hipsters-getting-their-first-taste-of-hormones get this overwhelming urge to just start smashing shit up.



So what they've done is create a politicized identity and social
"role" for themselves where "smashing things" and "still fighting for
peace and justice" can co-exist: the violent anarchist.



It's no different, of course, from any number of paramilitary
politicized "shock troop" subcultures from all phases of history -- the
brown shirts, the Red Guard, etc. etc. -- but we're have the unfortunate
luck of living through this manifestation of "political testosterone
acting-out."

Posted by: zombie


You are correct, sir. Of course, in the old days, when these snotrags had exceeded their usefulness, we had them shot.

Posted by: pep at August 10, 2017 07:22 PM (LAe3v)

194 187
"political testosterone acting-out."



That can be bred out.

Posted by: freaked


Bred out, eliminated, whatevs.

Posted by: Japan and Germany at August 10, 2017 07:23 PM (LAe3v)

195 ...and it might be again in another 25 million years. It's nothing to get excited about.
But I invested in the condos of Del Boca Vista! "Where living has no limits."

Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2017 07:24 PM (mJ8mX)

196 Saw Pussy Riot open for Raging Testosterone at the gorge in 2000.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 10, 2017 07:24 PM (mcI77)

197 Hillary's pastor is a nitwit-Compares her loss to Jesus' resurrection. Sorry; It's a link to CNN:

http://tinyurl.com/ybykxdku

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2017 07:24 PM (iVOAv)

198 'That can be bred out. '

'Bred out, eliminated, whatevs.'


First we turn everyone ghey.

Posted by: freaked at August 10, 2017 07:25 PM (BO/km)

199 197-Sorry-compared her loss to Jesus' death, It's what's after that which will be her resurrection

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2017 07:26 PM (iVOAv)

200 196. I saw Kuban Cossacks close Pussy Riot at Sochi.

https://youtu.be/ivT-I-yxtdY

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 07:26 PM (fA1SL)

201 Harder, Titus! Like it's my first day in prison!

Posted by: Barack Obama, tending to Foreign Affairs at August 10, 2017 07:26 PM (kuiuS)

202 'But I invested in the condos of Del Boca Vista! "Where living has no limits." '

Oh well. Where I live we'll have beach front property.

Posted by: freaked at August 10, 2017 07:27 PM (BO/km)

203 186 183

Too bad we can't tell 'em about fight club.

Posted by: mikeski at August 10, 2017 07:27 PM (74RNd)

204 Hillary's pastor is a nitwit-Compares her loss to Jesus' resurrection.

I'd be willing to bet that he has a set of rainbow vestments.

Posted by: tu3031 at August 10, 2017 07:27 PM (qJhUV)

205 I now only link onion headlines that agree with me. I mean, why not? The leftist idiots will never read them anyway.

Posted by: Dean Wormer at August 10, 2017 07:27 PM (UgF8H)

206 I like a hidden-camera magic tricks/gag show called The Carbanaro Effect. When this magician's marks ask him questions that would penetrate the illusion, he just offers non-sequiturs. But because they are offered as explanations, the marks just tend to accept them. This tracks with a study I once read about that purported to show that people are more likely to comply with a request if a reason, any reason (including a nonsensical one), is given.

The article in question is a lot like this. Make a claim, include some text that ostensibly is an argument but isn't, and it will nonetheless be received like one. Because words.

Posted by: Curmudgeonly Ex-Clerk at August 10, 2017 07:27 PM (EZkQC)

207 203.

Dammit.....

I am Jack's Lack of OpSec.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 10, 2017 07:27 PM (fA1SL)

208 In Philadelphia you can vote for Republicans as much as you want because they don't count them, the outcome is pre determined

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2017 07:28 PM (pPKG5)

209 Oh, sure, Zombie, you would blame all this violence on testosterone and the male gender. But what about teenage girls and their hormones, eh? And pheromones! Have you seen what that does to a young testosterone engorged young man?

Have you? Have you?

/all of the above wasn't me. I didn' do it. It was an alternate persona who has taken over my fingers. I can't control it. It's not my fault, and the dog ate my homework.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017 07:28 PM (m9X4Y)

210 So is it time to watch Doctor Zhivago? I haven't seen that one yet
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


Really?! Get out your hanky. TO CRY IN!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

It used to be a moving melodrama. Now, it makes me sad because I know it could happen here, too.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at August 10, 2017 07:28 PM (S6Pax)

211 "Campus riots completely stopped after the Kent State shootings"

Campus riots exploded in 1968 right after the Johnson administration significantly increased draft headcount, and cut back hard on collegiate draft deferments.

When the later Nixon administration then began "Vietnamization" and reduced the number of draftees, the campuses calmed down immediately, and then relaxed further once it was bruited that the draft would be done away with entirely.

It's almost as though personal safety was the paramount concern of a bunch of the college rioters, and they just cloaked it in lofty lefty rhetoric to make themselves appear to be in a noble cause. But we all know that can't possibly be true.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 10, 2017 07:29 PM (ujwCG)

212 Hillary's pastor is a nitwit-Compares her loss to Jesus' resurrection. Sorry; It's a link to CNN.
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Oh my. Doesn't God get upset when you say really REALLY idiotic things like that?

I couldn't click the link (rage quota reached today) but come on. That's idiotic.

Like all those Obama hale photos.

Sigh.

We need to find a good book about living with the mentally ill. Becuase right now, half of this country appears to be suffering from a wide variety of mental/emotional maladies.

Posted by: shibumi at August 10, 2017 07:29 PM (aT+Bx)

213 psst...new thread up

Posted by: kallisto at August 10, 2017 07:30 PM (kD8Fh)

214 Oh well. Where I live we'll have beach front property.
Just warning you, I've already staked out a franchise for Club Med: Frobisher Bay.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 10, 2017 07:30 PM (mJ8mX)

215 I should have corrected my commented. Her pastor compared her loss to Jesus' death, not his resurrection, but yes, it's very very stupid.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2017 07:31 PM (iVOAv)

216 I love Dr Zhivago, Laura's Theme is one of my snow shoveling songs.

Posted by: Skip at August 10, 2017 07:31 PM (pPKG5)

217 psst...new thread up

--

Of course. All my best stuff comes at the end after everyone has left the building and I'm shrieking to an empty room like a crazy man.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at August 10, 2017 07:32 PM (m9X4Y)

218 "Hillary's pastor is a nitwit-Compares her loss to Jesus' resurrection"

And when they came and found the rock had been rolled away, the disciples realized that not campaigning in Wisconsin and Michigan had been a big mistake.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 10, 2017 07:32 PM (ujwCG)

219 Zombie, it's a blessing I still had some testosterone of my own while raising 4 teenage boys. But they all turned out pretty good, and they didn't feel the need to find non-traditional outlets for that surge of hormones.

Posted by: bergerbilder at August 10, 2017 07:34 PM (lIZQs)

220 These people aren't anarchists. They're communists.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 10, 2017 07:36 PM (398bZ)

221 We need to find a good book about living with the mentally ill. Becuase right now, half of this country appears to be suffering from a wide variety of mental/emotional maladies.

Posted by: shibumi at August 10, 2017 07:29 PM (aT+Bx)

Evil, ear tickling scum.

The nation is overrun with them.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 10, 2017 07:36 PM (Fcg4g)

222 'But I invested in the condos of Del Boca Vista! "Where living has no limits." '



Oh well. Where I live we'll have beach front property.

Posted by: freaked at August 10, 2017 07:27 PM (BO/km)


With a lighthouse?

Posted by: Count de Monet at August 10, 2017 07:38 PM (JO9+V)

223 Hey man.

These heads ain't gonna crack themselves!

Posted by: "Anti-Fascist" Fascist Adolph Hipster at August 10, 2017 07:45 PM (4tP3Q)

224 In 'murica and in europe, folks talk tough but lay down like pussy lambs for invading euros and these homegrown nazis.

amusing to read that the buddhists are kicking asses over their respective muslim invaders.

Posted by: andrew jarbacka at August 10, 2017 08:06 PM (AU4SY)

225 199 197-Sorry-compared her loss to Jesus' death, It's what's after that which will be her resurrection
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 10, 2017 07:26 PM (iVOAv)

If Hillary had a biblical thought in her head that type of comparison would make her cringe. Similar statements with Obama--if he actually was Christian he would have instantly repudiated some of the hagiographic codswallop people spewed about him.

Posted by: Northernlurker, who sometimes skulks and is now jobless. at August 10, 2017 08:53 PM (hJrjt)

226 I'd be interested to learn "Legba Carrefour"'s real name. I wonder if it's known to police. (His nom de douchebag is an obvious invocation of voodoo lore.)

Posted by: Chas C-Q at August 11, 2017 12:23 PM (DslK6)

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