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Old 03-29-2018, 01:17 PM   #151
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I think these kids are full of righteous anger, not rhetoric. If I had kids I'd be damn proud if my kids were like that.

They can spew their rhetoric all hours of the day and night. They are growing up in a world in which they have to live in fear of being shot at school. Every day, and on Sunday nights. I didn't grow up in that world, so who am I to tell them what they can and cannot say?
Agreed.

Also, they're teenagers. So yeah, their speech may not always be super polished, yeah, it may sometimes come off over the top or dramatic or awkward or whatever other criticisms one might have of that sort. That's how teenagers often are. I'm sure people probably said similar things about all the teenagers who protested the Vietnam War back in the day, too. Doesn't mean their message is any less valid or worth listening to, though.

Bottom line, their passion and hearts are clearly in the right place, and they're out there actually trying to DO something, which is certainly more than I can say for some of the adults in this country. Any adult who thinks it's okay to mock and make fun of teenagers who are getting politically involved needs to seriously reexamine their life and their attitudes.
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Old 03-29-2018, 01:24 PM   #152
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Any adult who thinks it's okay to mock and make fun of teenagers who are getting politically involved needs to seriously reexamine their life and their attitudes.
I still don't get what there is to mock about a 4.1 GPA. Am I missing something?
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These kids and their "rhetoric" have done more in 6 weeks than most politicians do in a career.
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I still don't get what there is to mock about a 4.1 GPA. Am I missing something?

it sounds like an inflated, snowflake GPA meant to keep his precious self-esteem intact and likely filled with nonsense Marxist classes about the construction of race and gender. and Common Core math.
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it sounds like an inflated, snowflake GPA meant to keep his precious self-esteem intact and likely filled with nonsense Marxist classes about the construction of race and gender
That's absurd...everyone knows those classes don't start until you get to Uni!

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and Common Core math.
I wish they'd had that Common Core math in the UK. Calculus is the reason I was a history major.
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That's absurd...everyone knows those classes don't start until you get to Uni



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Laura apologized to him on Twitter, in the spirit of Holy Week. Barf. She apologized because advertisers were dropping out of her show.

David Hogg tweeted a list of her advertisers. You go David.

I would ask Laura, is it in the spirit of Holy Week to go after a teenager who has been hiding in a classroom while his classmates get shot? All in the name of your precious guns. Is it in that spirit for other like minded people to compare him to Hitler and call those kids Hitler youth? WWJD? What a hypocrite she is.
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So just because David Hogg is a child, and goes to a school where there was a horrible shooting, doesn't mean people aren't able to critique his views. It's embarrassing, but that's what the left was counting on, pushing children to the forefront to do their dirty work for them, then saying, " you can't criticize him! He's a victim, a child!"

And the irony is, this kid is the best gun salesman and NRA fundraiser since Barack Obama! And that's saying something!
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So just because David Hogg is a child, and goes to a school where there was a horrible shooting, doesn't mean people aren't able to critique his views.
If you'd like to explain to me how an adult, who's supposed to know better, making fun of a teenager's GPA is a valid criticism of their views on gun control, I'd really love to hear it.

Criticism of their stance is perfectly fine. Criticism of how they're constructing their arguments, or their policy suggestions, is also valid. I don't doubt these kids would happily welcome a discussion like that.

Personal attacks and mocking them, having people call them "crisis actors" and telling them they don't have the "experience" necessary to speak up and making fun of their GPAs and such? Not so much. If that's the best way an adult knows how to communicate with a teenager, then that's just sad.

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It's embarrassing, but that's what the left was counting on, pushing children to the forefront to do their dirty work for them, then saying, " you can't criticize him! He's a victim, a child!"

And the irony is, this kid is the best gun salesman and NRA fundraiser since Barack Obama! And that's saying something!
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Ongoing Mass Shooting Thread #3... that's right, a third thread. Because 'Murica.

In case you didn’t notice, Ingraham wasn’t critiquing his views - she was mocking him for not getting accepted to a few universities.

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And the irony is, this kid is the best gun salesman and NRA fundraiser since Barack Obama! And that's saying something!

You mean how the NRA uses fear mongering to scare all-too-gullible people into thinking the government is coming for their guns when they’re not?
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So just because David Hogg is a child, and goes to a school where there was a horrible shooting, doesn't mean people aren't able to critique his views. It's embarrassing, but that's what the left was counting on, pushing children to the forefront to do their dirty work for them, then saying, " you can't criticize him! He's a victim, a child!"

And the irony is, this kid is the best gun salesman and NRA fundraiser since Barack Obama! And that's saying something!
Yes, the NRA loves when kids get killed. Always have. It's good for business.
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Those kids pushed themselves to the forefront. Because they care about kids being murdered in schools. How many adults care enough about that, that is the question. Seems to me the kids have become the adults.

Keep buying those guns to keep you safe and warm.
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Ongoing Mass Shooting Thread #3... that's right, a third thread. Because 'Murica.

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So just because David Hogg is a child, and goes to a school where there was a horrible shooting, doesn't mean people aren't able to critique his views. It's embarrassing, but that's what the left was counting on, pushing children to the forefront to do their dirty work for them, then saying, " you can't criticize him! He's a victim, a child!"

And the irony is, this kid is the best gun salesman and NRA fundraiser since Barack Obama! And that's saying something!



So you are an evangelical who did vote for Trump.
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So just because David Hogg is a child, and goes to a school where there was a horrible shooting, doesn't mean people aren't able to critique his views. It's embarrassing, but that's what the left was counting on, pushing children to the forefront to do their dirty work for them, then saying, " you can't criticize him! He's a victim, a child!"

And the irony is, this kid is the best gun salesman and NRA fundraiser since Barack Obama! And that's saying something!


Can you show me who said you can’t criticize his views?
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