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I just love this.  A warning, it's 1/2 satirical, and to Trump voters, don't let the first bit piss you off.  He's a liberal coastal elitist.  
You don't have to read his book review... it was a little blah.  

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/a-modest-proposal-for-republicans


 George H.

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On Thu, 25 Feb 2021 16:10:27 -0800 (PST), George Herold

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https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/25/poll-shows-republicans-care-issues-democrats-hate-republicans/

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John Larkin         Highland Technology, Inc   trk

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** Fact based,  so very scary.  

Attempting to create an alternative media is not gonna change much.  
Dems will neither participate nor take any notice of it.  

If 20 million or so adult illegals  ( 11 million is bunkum)  in the US are given full welfare & the vote -  the Dems  *cannot*  lose the next election.  However, destroying the economy might halt that situation in a few years.  

Or a military coup....  


......  Phil  


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given full welfare & the vote - the Dems *cannot* lose the next election. H
owever, destroying the economy might halt that situation in a few years.  
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Or another pandemic. Having the Republicans in charge during the Covid-19 e
pidemic left the US economy in a serious mess. Australia largely dodged tha
t particular bullet.

The Democrats might be able to claim that they could be better. The Republi
cans probably couldn't have done worse if they had been trying to kill even
 more people - since people who were unlikely to vote Republican end up dea
d in larger numbers than potential Republican voters, they might have been.

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Bill Sloman, Sydney

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On Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:15:08 PM UTC+11, John Larkin wrote:
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Breitbart would say that.  John Larkin is silly enough to take that kind of propaganda seriously.

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Bill Sloman, Sydney


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On Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8:15:08 PM UTC-5, John Larkin wrote:
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n't let the first bit piss you off. He's a liberal coastal elitist.  
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-issues-democrats-hate-republicans/  
Sure... I'm sorry I thought it funny... and mostly pointed at the dems...
(I hate Democrats too. :^)  
I do wish we had a party for working people.  
These parts crack me up... I know it pokes fun at Republicans too, but can'
t we laugh at  
both sides?  

**quote**
It could appeal to intellectuals. Right now you're doing so badly among thi
s demographic that you're going to have trouble staffing the next generatio
n of think tanks. That's because you have a lot of anger but no theory. Int
ellectuals love theories. Your theory will be something something classism,
 details to be filled in later. Intellectuals love filling in details, espe
cially details about -isms, and you can assure them that they'll be very bu
sy

It could appeal to the upper class. I know, I know, aren't those exactly th
e people you're going to be fighting against? Yeah but they're all masochis
ts. These are the men who have parroted every feminist talking point of the
 last ten years, the white people who pay money for workshops on dismantlin
g whiteness, etc, etc etc. Telling them they suck and should feel bad is th
e surest way to their hearts. Your job is to give them newer and better rea
sons to self-flagellate than the Democrats can.
** end quote**  
{I try to stop giggling}

Does any party have a theory now, besides other side bad?  
George H.  


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On Thu, 25 Feb 2021 19:41:09 -0800 (PST), George Herold

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The right-wing press tends to make fun of liberals, using their actual
acts and statements. The left-wing press spews insults and hatred at
conservatives, and misquotes or just makes things up. That's
fundamental to their personalities, as noted in my link.

That's real. Check it out.

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On Friday, February 26, 2021 at 4:17:55 PM UTC+11, John Larkin wrote:
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That what right-winger think, which doesn't actually make it true,

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That the kind of nonsense that you do get from Breitbart. It's also the kind of nonsense that gullible twits like John Larkin are prepared to believe.

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Ask any other gullible twit.

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Bill Sloman, Sydney

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On Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:17:55 PM UTC-8, John Larkin wrote:

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No, that's gratuitous sniping, entirely spin with no
other motion.
What is the evidence of 'make fun' ?   Is it a mirror image of 'spews insults'?

John Larkin hasn't checked any of his preposterous opinions, he has just
skimmed the internet for lies and distortions that fit them.

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Compare The Babylon Bee to The Guardian and get back to us.

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On Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7:11:50 AM UTC-8, John Larkin wrote:

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Why?   If they report facts, they'll be the same.   If they apply spin,
I'll want to ignore that, and make up my own mind.    There are good
newspapers, and bad ones,  but you can't tell one from the other
without looking ELSEWHERE than those secondary sources.

No matter what the 'stop the steal' folk say, they couldn't find an election
official to testify to any fraud.    

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Did you in fact compare The Babylon Bee to The Guardian?

Looks like not.

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On Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 9:30:56 PM UTC-8, John Larkin wrote:
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My question was "why".   Did you READ the question you quoted?   Do you have an answer?

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Because you might learn something?

Sorry, that was a silly thing for me to say.



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On 2/25/2021 10:41 PM, George Herold wrote:
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Like some kind of National American Socialist Worker's Party?

Joe Biden is more-or-less a conservative. Huge bailouts to large  
corporations, strikes on Syria, business-as-usual.

He's just not a fascist, at least not yet. He's not in favor of mass  
executions of traitors and sending millions of immigrants and gays to  
death camps.

so 70 million Americans don't like him.

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On Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:20:26 AM UTC-5, bitrex wrote:
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Did you see the post?  It starts with an image sure to offend any R's and continues  
~ non-stop for the first few sentences*.   But yeah, the R's look (ed) closer to that than the  
D's.  I think Scott's post is a message to his side, the Dems.  Think about the working man,  
like you use to pre-Clinton, or someone else will. (again)  

George H.  
*I read this as doing his best to make sure R's read no further.  
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On 2/26/2021 2:06 PM, George Herold wrote:
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LBJ said it pretty well:

"I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it," he said. "If you can  
convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he  
won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look  
down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."

Except that he wasn't correct about it being limited to white people or  
conservatives.

Long-time New Englanders tend to be sort of a type, though, we don't  
tend to easily empty our pockets for anyone, and certainly not just for  
flattery. No one likes a kiss-up.


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On Friday, February 26, 2021 at 2:20:56 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote:
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No.  nothing like that, I'm sorry you are so angry.  (or at least sound that way.)  
GH

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On 2/26/2021 3:05 PM, George Herold wrote:
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<https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/02/26/rip-mean-old-uncle-rush/

"Mean Old Uncle Rush was that archetypal uncle you can?t trust?not with  
the painkillers in your medicine chest, nor with controlling his  
compulsion to bully your guests at the dinner table, nor with telling  
the truth about anything. What a toxic bombastic gasbag."

The author forgot to ad "good riddance"

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On Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:28:40 PM UTC-5, bitrex wrote:
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WTF, more anger?  I think the dead should be respected.  Mostly 'cause that
's  
the kind thing to do for those still living that loved him.  If you have no
thing kind to  
say, be quiet out of respect for the living. (And bad behavior by others is
 no excuse.)
Next year sometime you can remind us all how much you hated him.  
(If you even care by then.)  

To paraphrase Tammy Faye*, "We're all sinners, that doesn't mean we shouldn
't be  
loved and cared for."  This while visiting gays dying of aids in hospitals.
  

George H.  
*"The Eyes of Tammy Faye"  Awesome documentary, you probably shouldn't watc
h it.
You might lose some hate.  

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