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#312113 - 05/02/19 04:21 PM Re: Roundtable for April 2019 [Re: Greger]
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It sure does appear that the brain power of some of these trolls is about on par with a zombie. I am not sure which is the chicken, which the egg, or if it is just symbiosis. Is it the inanity attracting the trolls, or is it the trolls creating the environment? OR, is it the inevitable result of leaving your meatloaf out on the counter - it's going to go bad. Mention Trump and it is off to the races - you can't exterminate the flies, they multiply too fast.

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#312114 - 05/02/19 04:23 PM Re: Roundtable for April 2019 [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: pdx rick


What happened to RR over the weekend? Hmm


Rick, check in with me please.
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#312119 - 05/03/19 02:19 AM Re: Roundtable for April 2019 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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It sure does appear that the brain power of some of these trolls is about on par with a zombie.


These are not just trolls, this is half of America.

I don't know what has gotten into these people. It's as though they're possessed.
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#312122 - 05/03/19 12:04 PM Re: Roundtable for April 2019 [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger

I don't know what has gotten into these people. It's as though they're possessed.


I totally agree. I find myself many times thinking, What is wrong with these people? Why can they not see the lies?
It just baffles me totally!

Even the family members that love Trump are the same way. I cannot have a rational conversation about Trump with them. The first things out of their mouths are: "Obama did this..." or "Obama did that.." or "It's the Democrats fault!"

I don't even try anymore. Maybe that is part of the problem too. I'm getting too old to get in to fist fights! Maybe I should not hold my tongue - maybe I should totally scream and flip out on their (for lack of a better word) stupidity - although some of them are actually really smart.

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#312123 - 05/03/19 02:59 PM Re: Roundtable for April 2019 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
I just want to let all Ranters know how much I appreciate you.

I have spent a month learning just how crazy it is outside of our little bubble here of sanity. I am participating on another discussion forum and the number of outright loonies there is astounding. I don't know if it is a representative sample or not, but I am just appalled at the absolute sycophancy and irredeemably gross mischaracterization of everything that is promoted by Trump loyalists. It seems impossible that it is not deliberate, or state-sponsored.

The 4-Chan and 8-Chan loonies are especially annoying. Thank you Ronald Reagan for unleashing the mentally ill onto the public square. Good job, Ronnie! smile
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#312124 - 05/03/19 03:01 PM Re: Roundtable for April 2019 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
The internet has become the Great Equalizer: It used to be only intelligent people used the internet. Sure, there were conservatives on the net, but they had intellectual arguments for their political views. Now any idiot can have internet access, and probably does. It's kind of like flying on airplanes: We used to dress in business attire to fly. Now it's short shorts, flip flops, sports bras, etc. It looks like WalMart in the cabin!

I know a post is going to be a doozy when I see whole paragraphs without any punctuation.

Conservatives are underachieving bellyachers whose only happiness in life will be to win a slip and fall case against Walmart.
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#312125 - 05/03/19 03:02 PM Re: Roundtable for April 2019 [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
**Sighs** I just can't deal with them anymore.

When religion and politics come together it's bad. When a charismatic leader enters the picture it gets worse.

When all three come together to form a cult of personality it almost always spells doom for the nation involved.

Those who are in thrall to it are no longer rational human beings.

This might be the zombie apocalypse.

The modern Republican party is equivalent to Scientology: Leadership are super rich, corrupt, cruel bullies and 90% of their followers are clueless and lost useful idiots beat into obedience. Hmm
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#312126 - 05/03/19 03:14 PM Re: Roundtable for April 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
It still amuses me as to what would happen if Ranters all decided to "visit the other place" from time to time however.

You mean CHB? Hmm

I actually went here for the first time in well over a year - or maybe even two or three - when RR went down to see what was going on with RR.

I don't like the format of CHB. I like the format of RR better. smile
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#312127 - 05/03/19 03:18 PM Re: Roundtable for April 2019 [Re: pdx rick]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

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Originally Posted By: pdx rick
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
It still amuses me as to what would happen if Ranters all decided to "visit the other place" from time to time however.

You mean CHB? Hmm

I actually went here for the first time in well over a year - or maybe even two or three - when RR went down to see what was going on with RR.

I don't like the format of CHB. I like the format of RR better. smile


Check your PM's.
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#312148 - 05/05/19 04:27 AM Re: Roundtable for April 2019 [Re: Greger]
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CHB is kind of irritating because you can't fix errors. I do post there every now and then, but I do that very carefully before I submit the post.

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