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UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:40 pm
kalm wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:24 pm

1) Did you read the article? His examples explicitly list examples of both sides acting like imbeciles (DC teachers unions, RFK junior)

2) The Dispatch is self described as conservative on their about page.
Calling 74 million Trump voters imbeciles is a little bigger than calling so many thousands of members of the DC Teacher's union imbeciles. IMO the left is in the early stages of throwing unions under the bus - police unions were first, I would have guessed that construction unions would be next but maybe it's the teacher's unions.

And JFK Jr's perspective on Aaron's death seemed a little more in line with a Trump supporter's perspective.

I self-describe as a progressive.
The author didn’t call 74 million Trump voters imbeciles.

That was exactly my point, bringing up JFK jr.

I also didn’t know Chris Stirewalt was the super secret double agent political director for Fox News. :lol:

Your own confirmation bias is showing. :ohno:
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kalm wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:34 am
UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:40 pm
Calling 74 million Trump voters imbeciles is a little bigger than calling so many thousands of members of the DC Teacher's union imbeciles. IMO the left is in the early stages of throwing unions under the bus - police unions were first, I would have guessed that construction unions would be next but maybe it's the teacher's unions.

And JFK Jr's perspective on Aaron's death seemed a little more in line with a Trump supporter's perspective.

I self-describe as a progressive.
The author didn’t call 74 million Trump voters imbeciles.

That was exactly my point, bringing up JFK jr.

I also didn’t know Chris Stirewalt was the super secret double agent political director for Fox News. :lol:

Your own confirmation bias is showing. :ohno:
The author didn't call 74 million Trump voters imbeciles, they inferred that they were dupes and fools who were hustled by Trump and then made the leap to imbeciles with "our current concentration of imbeciles has surpassed any kind of safe level."

My confirmation bias might be showing. At least I'm willing to entertain the possibility rather than charging into the future with religious zeal and a self-righteous belief that my cause is just; my opinions are fact: the (pick a year) election was stolen; socialism will work; there is a secret cabal of Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring; there is a concerted, systematic effort by law enforcement to repress and kill people of color; etc.
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Pwns wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:20 am
GannonFan wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:00 am I agree with the premise of the article - we have an incredible number of dumb people in this country. Granted, we've always had an incredible number of dumb people in this country, but perhaps we're at a tipping point and the few smart folks we do have aren't enough to keep us from falling into the precipice?

I'm not sure schools are the answer - we had an incredible number of dumb people even back in the halcyon days when we thought schools were great and we were bringing apples into the teachers for a job well done. To me, I think the difference now, and has been really for the past 20 or so years, is the ability for incredibly dumb people to not only have their voices and their dim ideas amplified for more to hear, but for them to find other incredibly dumb people to glam on to and feel justified that their dumb ideas have merit. Ever since newspapers went digital and there was an easy section for comments after every story, the incredibly dumb folks have had an avenue they didn't really have before to shout to the rooftops. And now we have message boards and Twitter and Facebook and other social media so there's even more ways for incredibly dumb folks to be heard and to have an audience. I'm not sure what the answer will be for this, it's hard to put the genie back in the bottle. The Dems will try with their truth commissions and reality police, but going full on fascist/Maoist/whatever-you-want-to-call-it-authoritarianism isn't going to make these people any more intelligent and the internet isn't going away anytime soon.
The lack of objectivity by the MSM is a big problem that causes a lot of this. A lot of outlets that promote misconstrued facts or conspiracies will tell you "the MSM won't report this" and they can say that credibly because most of the MSM sucks and has a left bias. And I'm not saying there aren't right-biased sources but the vast majority aren't what you'd call "mainstream" media other than Fox News.


One more thing...I'd argue the stupidest people of the 2016 election cycle are those who voted to nominate Hillary Clinton because or her last name of because they thought we "needed" a women president. I mean, a lot of people that think Trump is genuinely some kind of executive genius aren't really sharp but the people that decided to put him against the Hildabeast take the cake.
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UNI88 wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:00 am
kalm wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:34 am

The author didn’t call 74 million Trump voters imbeciles.

That was exactly my point, bringing up JFK jr.

I also didn’t know Chris Stirewalt was the super secret double agent political director for Fox News. :lol:

Your own confirmation bias is showing. :ohno:
The author didn't call 74 million Trump voters imbeciles, they inferred that they were dupes and fools who were hustled by Trump and then made the leap to imbeciles with "our current concentration of imbeciles has surpassed any kind of safe level."

My confirmation bias might be showing. At least I'm willing to entertain the possibility rather than charging into the future with religious zeal and a self-righteous belief that my cause is just; my opinions are fact: the (pick a year) election was stolen; socialism will work; there is a secret cabal of Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring; there is a concerted, systematic effort by law enforcement to repress and kill people of color; etc.
Jewish space lasers, bro. Try to keep up. :ohno:
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Lemmings or sheeple might be the best words, for a nation of people that blindly follow a political party that puts these less than desirable candidates up for election.
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UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:15 pm
kalm wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:53 pm

Kind of like those who believe pure capitalism doesn't lead to the same end? Didn't see much talk of socialism in the article when I read it but hey...
He didn't talk about socialism because his objective is to portray conservatives as imbeciles who fell for a hustler. He might not even be aware enough to realize that people who voted for Hillary were just as gullible in falling for a hustler. That imbeciles aren't limited to the right-wing, they're on both sides of the aisle falling for the hustles of disruptors and extremists.

Arguing that conservatives are imbeciles (or evil) is beyond arrogant
Imbeciles?



Just couldn't pass up a chance to mock the disabled....typical of the breed... :ohno:
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houndawg wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:32 am
UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:15 pm
He didn't talk about socialism because his objective is to portray conservatives as imbeciles who fell for a hustler. He might not even be aware enough to realize that people who voted for Hillary were just as gullible in falling for a hustler. That imbeciles aren't limited to the right-wing, they're on both sides of the aisle falling for the hustles of disruptors and extremists.

Arguing that conservatives are imbeciles (or evil) is beyond arrogant
Imbeciles?

Just couldn't pass up a chance to mock the disabled....typical of the breed... :ohno:
:suspicious: :dunce:

Imbeciles are stupid or foolish people, not disabled.

Imbeciles is in the title of the tread and used in the article.

I'm sorry if the word hits a little close to home and hurts your feelings. :coffee:
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UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:44 am
houndawg wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:32 am

Imbeciles?

Just couldn't pass up a chance to mock the disabled....typical of the breed... :ohno:
:suspicious: :dunce:

Imbeciles are stupid or foolish people, not disabled.

Imbeciles is in the title of the tread and used in the article.

I'm sorry if the word hits a little close to home and hurts your feelings. :coffee:

It hurts everyone when you mock those with special needs, 88. :ohno:
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houndawg wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:46 pm
UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:44 am
:suspicious: :dunce:

Imbeciles are stupid or foolish people, not disabled.

Imbeciles is in the title of the tread and used in the article.

I'm sorry if the word hits a little close to home and hurts your feelings. :coffee:
It hurts everyone when you mock those with special needs, 88. :ohno:
Sorry. I'll try and take it easier on liberals from here on out.
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UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:49 pm
houndawg wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:46 pm

It hurts everyone when you mock those with special needs, 88. :ohno:
Sorry. I'll try and take it easier on liberals from here on out.
You'll be benefitting from their governance before you know it. :thumb:
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houndawg wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:51 pm
UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:49 pm

Sorry. I'll try and take it easier on liberals from here on out.
You'll be benefitting from their governance before you know it. :thumb:
Yeah, this dependence on green energy and rolling blackouts are fucking AWESOME! :dunce: :dunce: :dunce:
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AZGrizFan wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:29 pm
houndawg wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:51 pm
You'll be benefitting from their governance before you know it. :thumb:
Yeah, this dependence on green energy and rolling blackouts are fucking AWESOME! :dunce: :dunce: :dunce:
Attaboy! Now you're getting with the program. Everyone having less means greater equality. Woohoo!

Who are the imbeciles? Oops, I'm not supposed to make fun of the liberals.
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UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:32 pm
AZGrizFan wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:29 pm

Yeah, this dependence on green energy and rolling blackouts are fucking AWESOME! :dunce: :dunce: :dunce:
Attaboy! Now you're getting with the program. Everyone having less means greater equality. Woohoo!

Who are the imbeciles? Oops, I'm not supposed to make fun of the liberals.
The bluing of Texas has already begun. :ohno:

Pretty soon they’re going to be fleeing DFW to the greener oops...I mean freer pastures of Idaho and Mississippi.
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kalm wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:14 pm
UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:32 pm
Attaboy! Now you're getting with the program. Everyone having less means greater equality. Woohoo!

Who are the imbeciles? Oops, I'm not supposed to make fun of the liberals.
The bluing of Texas has already begun. :ohno:

Pretty soon they’re going to be fleeing DFW to the greener oops...I mean freer pastures of Idaho and Mississippi.
And the redding of Team Brown is underway. Unions are starting to see that the blue's new direction doesn't align with their priorities either. Gains here, loses there.
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UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:45 pm
kalm wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:14 pm

The bluing of Texas has already begun. :ohno:

Pretty soon they’re going to be fleeing DFW to the greener oops...I mean freer pastures of Idaho and Mississippi.
And the redding of Team Brown is underway. Unions are starting to see that the blue's new direction doesn't align with their priorities either. Gains here, loses there.
Somebody is taking their loss harder than they're letting on over there... :nod:
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houndawg wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:53 am
UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:45 pm

And the redding of Team Brown is underway. Unions are starting to see that the blue's new direction doesn't align with their priorities either. Gains here, loses there.
Somebody is taking their loss harder than they're letting on over there... :nod:
I'd respond but I was told that "It hurts everyone when you mock those with special needs".
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UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:45 pm
kalm wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:14 pm

The bluing of Texas has already begun. :ohno:

Pretty soon they’re going to be fleeing DFW to the greener oops...I mean freer pastures of Idaho and Mississippi.
And the redding of Team Brown is underway. Unions are starting to see that the blue's new direction doesn't align with their priorities either. Gains here, loses there.
If unions are “starting” to see that only now... :ohno:

How much power do unions still have?
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kalm wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:50 am
UNI88 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:45 pm

And the redding of Team Brown is underway. Unions are starting to see that the blue's new direction doesn't align with their priorities either. Gains here, loses there.
If unions are “starting” to see that only now... :ohno:

How much power do unions still have?
Not as much as the 11 million illegals Biden is about to make citizens....
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AZGrizFan wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:21 pm
kalm wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:50 am

If unions are “starting” to see that only now... :ohno:

How much power do unions still have?
Not as much as the 11 million illegals Biden is about to make citizens....
Holy shit! Those are Reagan type numbers!
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kalm wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:38 pm
AZGrizFan wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:21 pm

Not as much as the 11 million illegals Biden is about to make citizens....
Holy shit! Those are Reagan type numbers!
With Reagan it was about 3 million illegals that got amnesty (+3-5 million through chain migration). And it was the worst mistake of his presidency.

Usibg that same ratio, 11 million could have 10-20 additonal through chain..
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UNI88 wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:29 am
houndawg wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:53 am

Somebody is taking their loss harder than they're letting on over there... :nod:
I'd respond but I was told that "It hurts everyone when you mock those with special needs".
Oof. :lol:
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AZGrizFan wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:21 pm
kalm wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:50 am

If unions are “starting” to see that only now... :ohno:

How much power do unions still have?
Not as much as the 11 million illegals Biden is about to make citizens....
You people always scapegoat illegals even when you know they're here to keep wages for Americans down. :coffee:
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SDHornet wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:23 pm
UNI88 wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:29 am

I'd respond but I was told that "It hurts everyone when you mock those with special needs".
Oof. :lol:
yeah that was a real zinger :jack:
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houndawg wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:58 am
AZGrizFan wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:21 pm

Not as much as the 11 million illegals Biden is about to make citizens....
You people always scapegoat illegals even when you know they're here to keep wages for Americans down. :coffee:
“You people”? :suspicious: :suspicious:

I’m not “scapegoating” anyone. He wants 11,000,000 more Dem voters. That’s the ONLY reason they push this agenda. They’re looking for new voting blocks. But the trade off is they’re losing the union vote with actions like this.....so, yin and yang.

All I’m saying is those 11,000,000 will wield a significant amount of power. Hell, they already do!
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