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    How is this ignorant reprobate so goddamn' popular in the US and in Lewk's household?

    Someone help me understand. I've been trying to get through his articles, interviews, tweets and two of his books, but they're just so frickin' bad.
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    Had no idea who he was, so just did some reading.

    One of the first things that came up was a recent tweet of his "... The term Nazi is a compression of the terms " National" and "Socialist" (Sozialismus)--hence all Nazis are by definition on the Left"

    Not only does this man get the most basic facts wrong, he also indulges in brain-fart logic with those incorrect facts. And he's publishing books.

    Large amounts of lol to be had.

    Next idiot please Minxy, that was a good one.
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    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

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    I'm too afraid to laugh because this idiot actually seems to be influential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    How is this ignorant reprobate so goddamn' popular in the US and in Lewk's household?

    Someone help me understand. I've been trying to get through his articles, interviews, tweets and two of his books, but they're just so frickin' bad.
    He tells conservatives what they want to believe, and because he does it as a non-white person and someone with basic research skills, they don't feel so bad about believing those things anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuk2 View Post
    Had no idea who he was, so just did some reading.

    One of the first things that came up was a recent tweet of his "... The term Nazi is a compression of the terms " National" and "Socialist" (Sozialismus)--hence all Nazis are by definition on the Left"

    Not only does this man get the most basic facts wrong, he also indulges in brain-fart logic with those incorrect facts. And he's publishing books.

    Large amounts of lol to be had.

    Next idiot please Minxy, that was a good one.
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    Unlike the right, which is ambivalent about Confederate flag-carrying white supremacists, but show them a black athlete disrespecting the flag!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Unlike the right, which is ambivalent about Confederate flag-carrying white supremacists, but show them a black athlete disrespecting the flag!
    Do you really think it would matter if it was a black or a white athlete 'disrespecting the flag?' Oh wait I forgot who I was talking to, its Loki the guy who has bought into the whole 'everyone on the right is racist' nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewkowski View Post
    Do you really think it would matter if it was a black or a white athlete 'disrespecting the flag?' Oh wait I forgot who I was talking to, its Loki the guy who has bought into the whole 'everyone on the right is racist' nonsense.
    I know I think that. If it hadn't started as something associated with the same objections to police behavior as BLM, by a black player, than it would not have received much attention, and it would not have spread to other black players which received even more attention.
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    And as I was just posted on the other thread it wouldn't have had muppets like Trump etc stoking controvery further by trying to stomp it out which only inflames it further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewkowski View Post
    Do you really think it would matter if it was a black or a white athlete 'disrespecting the flag?'
    I'm about 90% sure no one would give a fuck if it was a white athlete.
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    UPDATE: True figure turned out be 96%.
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    All we need is one to fail, one to break, one to take it all away.
    What if we crumble, what if we fall? Where's the flame that torch the soul?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    I'm about 90% sure no one would give a fuck if it was a white athlete.
    Which cuts both ways.

    The protestors want​ people to give a fuck. That's why they're doing it.
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    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    Which cuts both ways.

    The protestors want​ people to give a fuck. That's why they're doing it.
    They want people to give a fuck about what they're protesting about, not use preformative outrage over quote unquote 'disrespecting' the national anthem as an excuse to not listen to what they're trying to say.
    The walls are coming down.
    All we need is one to fail, one to break, one to take it all away.
    What if we crumble, what if we fall? Where's the flame that torch the soul?
    Truth, when spoken, dies down to nothing.

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    Its the Streisand Effect. By Trump and co using outrage they are getting massively more attention than they were beforehand. What started off as one individual who was viewed as a bit odd is now a worldwide known about phenomenon.
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    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    That's the point, Rand. Trump is desperate to make this into a wedge issue to rile up his racially resentful base.
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    Trump is a pathetic attention whore your voters somehow entrusted with the most important job in the world. He will grasp any excuse to rile up his racially resentful base.

    Hopefully come 2018/2020 your voters give him the verdict he deserves. If he runs again, secures the nomination again and even gets as many electoral votes as Walter Mondale then there is a problem.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    Being upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    Despite a 37% approval rating, he's still polling at over 50% in ~20 states.
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    Maybe you need to extricate yourselves from those States . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Despite a 37% approval rating, he's still polling at over 50% in ~20 states.
    How can you be polling without someone running against you?
    Keep on keepin' the beat alive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flixy View Post
    How can you be polling without someone running against you?
    Because polling is about approval ratings and you don't need to be asking a comparison to get those numbers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleFuzzy View Post
    Because polling is about approval ratings and you don't need to be asking a comparison to get those numbers?
    Loki said 37% approval rating yet polling at 50%. But reading again I think i misunderstood this and it's 37% overall but 50% in half of the states. My bad.
    Keep on keepin' the beat alive!

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    your reread is correct. Here is a link, with a lovely time slider, to express how bad its gotten

    https://morningconsult.com/2017/10/1...upport-remain/
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