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Old 11-17-2016, 10:50 AM   #921
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A press conference had to be called because of a mass unfriending on Facebook. I want off this planet immediately.

It's clear that humanity has overstayed its welcome.
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It's clear that humanity has overstayed its welcome.
Definitely.

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Old 11-17-2016, 11:18 AM   #923
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This will come in handy the next time the Republicans start whining about Starbucks cups.

Suck it up buttercup!

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One Iowa lawmaker has a message for any state university that spends taxpayer dollars on grief counseling for students upset at the outcome of last week’s presidential election: “Suck it up, buttercup.”

“I’ve seen four or five schools in other states that are establishing ‘cry zones’ where they’re staffed by state grief counselors and kids can come cry out their sensitivity to the election results,” said Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton. “I find this whole hysteria to be incredibly annoying. People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.”

Kaufmann plans to introduce a piece of legislation he’s calling the “suck it up, buttercup bill” when the Legislature resumes in January.

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Spokesmen for the state’s public universities said it's important for students to have a chance to talk about the election and what it means for them. They say that although they have held a number of events to help students discuss and process the election results, they are not spending additional state resources to do so.
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Definitely.


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Since I'm clearly moving on from my outrage, I'm now reading Erik Larson's In the Garden of Beasts, a book on the man who became the US Ambassador to Berlin in the 1930s, and his daughter.

Obviously, comparisons to Nazi Germany are bound to fail. However, what interests me is how a facist regime was quickly accomodated by society once it took power, including by those that would not label themselves as facists. There were also so many dismissals that Hitler did not really mean the awful things he had been saying for years. This included the infamous NY Times article, which stated:

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But several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler's anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent as it sounded, and that he was merely using anti-Semitic propaganda as a bait to catch masses of followers and keep them aroused, enthusiastic, and in line for the time when his organization is perfected and sufficiently powerful to be employed effectively for political purposes.

A sophisticated politician credited Hitler with peculiar political cleverness for laying emphasis and over-emphasis on anti-Semitism, saying: "You can't expect the masses to understand or appreciate your finer real aims. You must feed the masses with cruder morsels and ideas like anti-Semitism. It would be politically all wrong to tell them the truth about where you really are leading them."
Yup.

This takes me back to this article that I posted a few days ago, Autocracy: Rules for Survival

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Rule #1: Believe the autocrat. He means what he says. Whenever you find yourself thinking, or hear others claiming, that he is exaggerating, that is our innate tendency to reach for a rationalization. This will happen often: humans seem to have evolved to practice denial when confronted publicly with the unacceptable.
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This is happening a few blocks from where I live, and I couldn't be happier.

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Old 11-17-2016, 01:47 PM   #927
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:30 PM   #928
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I think once again, Jon nailed it:

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I don't think that's funny at all.

This, however, is hilarious:

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A press conference had to be called because of a mass unfriending on Facebook.

I'm sure Melania will get right on it.
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Didn't realise journalistic ability was related to attractiveness.

Didn't realise any ability was related to attractiveness, actually.
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Old 11-17-2016, 03:22 PM   #931
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I don't think that's funny at all.

It's not. The giggle was because that Craigslist story got posted in here a couple of times.

No, it's scary and it's something I've harped on all election, the folks that voted in Trump do not fact check, and Trump knew that and used that to win this election.


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No, it's scary and it's something I've harped on all election, the folks that voted in Trump do not fact check, and Trump knew that and used that to win this election.
Let's test the locals here:

Bernie Sanders Could Replace President Trump With Little-Known Loophole | The Huffington Post
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Posted it on Facebook. Waiting to see if it gets ignored or if someone blows up at me.
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Donald Trump
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Old 11-17-2016, 05:11 PM   #936
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Posted it on Facebook. Waiting to see if it gets ignored or if someone blows up at me.

And if you have Bernie friends, you're planting the seed.

People will still buy it. Ignorance will spread. "Share" is a gift and a curse.
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her lead in the popular vote has increased to roughly 1.4m.

increasingly not ok with this.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...le=true#gid=19
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her lead in the popular vote has increased to roughly 1.4m.

increasingly not ok with this.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...le=true#gid=19

If Trump were in this position, how would you feel?
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If Trump were in this position, how would you feel?
It's absolutely not ok that our present system makes votes unequal in the manner that it does. This should be a politicized issue, all citizens should care about this.

And trump himself bitched about it back in 2012 when he thought Romney won the popular vote.
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It's absolutely not ok that our present system makes votes unequal in the manner that it does. This should be a politicized issue, all citizens should care about this.

And trump himself bitched about it back in 2012 when he thought Romney won the popular vote.

I know the electoral college is crappy, and heck Donny was right to bitch about it.

But, as it stands now, and I saw this on Facebook, this is the equivalent to complaining about losing a baseball game when your hits column indicated you were the better team, but the runs column did not.

I get it, the rules of the game need to change, but the result is the result and assuming no rigging was involved, he very sadly won fair and square. I'm not happy about the results of course. We should talk about changing future games. But this one was already played.
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