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Old 12-06-2009, 02:19 PM   #721
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A certain percentage of the population suffers from a deficiency in the neurotransmitter needed to process common sense or folksy euphemisms.


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I love all these snide mentions of the ELITES by INDY. I find it especially hilarious because many of the people he'd brand as the ELITES (for better or worse I'm surrounded by them) are people who followed what conservatives say they support: they worked their butts off, tirelessly, to get to where they are in life and achieved things because they were smart but more importantly because they were driven to succeed and make something of themselves. But as soon as they went to those bastions of evil we call elite colleges, well then, it was all over, they were the librul elites who should be shunned. Interestingly enough it is also precisely this group that takes care of itself and is entirely financially self-sufficient (another thing that conservatives yammer on about constantly), but they've somehow become everything that is wrong with the country and the world.

Instead, ignorance of the world at large often disguised as "folksiness" is celebrated as something to aspire to.
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ignorance of the world at large often disguised as "folksiness" is celebrated as something to aspire to.


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education and having aspirations are as bad as being muslim.
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Who are the elites?
The idea that I might be among the "elites" is laughable to me. But I guess my views and my college education make me one of them?

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Instead, ignorance of the world at large often disguised as "folksiness" is celebrated as something to aspire to.
Working with inner city youth, I encounter the same celebration of ignorance only it's disguised as being "street."

Something tells me that kind of glorification of ignorance would be frowned upon by the same conservatives that celebrate it in "folksy" folks.
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folksy  
–adjective,
1. friendly or neighborly; sociable.
2. very informal; familiar; unceremonious: The politician affected a folksy style.
3. belonging to the common people, esp. in regard to a conscious use of mannerisms, speech patterns, attitudes, etc.: folksy humor.

NOTICE !!! No mention of intelligence, education level or political ideology.

Which leads me to think; you might be an elitist if you think "folksy" is a pejorative.
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Which leads me to think; you might be an elitist if you think "folksy" is a pejorative.
Umm. . .no, I don't think of it as a pejorative.

I do, however find this aspect of your definition insulting. Don't you?

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They can only be seen with a special pair of sunglasses.
Wearing these glasses gets you high, but you come down hard

You... you look like your face fell in the cheese dip back in 1957.
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Which leads me to think; you might be an elitist if you think "folksy" is a pejorative.


when used to avoid having to discuss complex issues because you don't know anything about them and are a literal blank slate when it comes to foreign policy, yes.
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Wearing these glasses gets you high, but you come down hard

You... you look like your face fell in the cheese dip back in 1957.
They live ! ! ! ... in Manhattan, Malibu, Berkeley and Georgetown. Brussels, Copenhagen and the Left Bank.
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They live ! ! ! ... in Manhattan, Malibu, Berkeley and Georgetown.
you are a professional comic, right?
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you are a professional comic, right?
I'll be here all week. Tip your moderators.
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3. belonging to the common people, esp. in regard to a conscious use of mannerisms, speech patterns, attitudes, etc.: folksy humor.
Conscious use. As opposed to genuine?
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Conscious use. As opposed to genuine?
Sometimes. Will Rogers was an actor you know.
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But he never ran for president.
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