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So Rachel Maddowâ(TM)s entire segment was one big lie. Her central premise, that the Florida welfare statute was an initiative of the Koch brothers, was false, and she knew it. She made the whole thing up to fool the low-IQ viewers who form MSNBCâ(TM)s base. But the story gets even worse.

Somebody once explained to me that liberalism was about rationality; about being able to argue the fair aspects of disparate viewpoints, and come to a moderate synthesis of views; about weighing theoretical and empirical data and dispassionately pursuing the optimal solution.
These days is seems to be all about snorting Drano.

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This is kind of like the madness I deal with here on /.

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  • by gmhowell (26755)

    Sounds about right. It's BS like this that led me to stop watching MSNBC. At least Olbermann was entertaining with his bloviating truthiness. Maddow is just a snarky nag, a few years too mature for her hipster affectations. And the little dweeb before her is closer in age for that sort of thing, but it just underlines his lack of intellectual heft or experience.

    • Why is it that all the older liberal women I know, don't seem to be able to understand human sexuality?

      • Number 1 - Paid actor (actress)

        Number 2 - Anybody that takes her, or O'Reilly, or any of the other loons you want to bring up seriously need more sex.

        Number 3 - Girls just want to have fun, including posting this stuff for the reaction shot.

        • Was there ever a thing called 'journalism', or was that a mere a illusion?
          • The entire universe is a hallucination of the living.

            • Did you have anything other than solipsism to offer?
              • I offer everything but false hopes.

                • No, your nihilistic hope that life is meaningless is wholly untrue.
                  • Prove it.

                    • Disprove it.
                    • You're soaking in it. You are the one fabricating the deity, and its 'purpose'. I cannot disprove an hallucination. I can't disprove it anymore than I can disprove the existence of pink elephants. If you think you saw them, then you saw them. But, when you exhibit bigotry and deny the rights of the non-believers and force your culture down their throats, there's going to be trouble. You are the one obligated to back up the FUD with actual, physical evidence.

                    • The evidence is published. It is the most popular document in human history. I'm here to encourage, not force.
                    • Harry Potter is pretty popular too, as are many works of fiction. Does it show evidence of magic? You claim to not use force, but you encourage those who will.

                    • You claim to not use force, but you encourage those who will.

                      Are you recommending that I use force to restrain the forceful from applying Newtons to objects outside themselves?

        • The trouble is Number 4: I keep running into this same messed up attitude about sex from women over the age of 50 in real life, outside of the media.

          • Well, maybe the men shouldn't be harassing them and trying to control them so much. Repression has been proven to produce undesired results.

            • So has a lack of repression. Sexually transmitted diseases are caused by a lack of repression, for instance (not to mention the social effects).
              [sarcasm on]
              But hey, don't listen to history- it was written by authoritarians who actually lived through the bad stuff and tried to tell us how to avoid it, but we can't listen to them because they're authoritarians right?[/sarcasm off]
               
              Bigotry always goes both ways.

              • Bigotry always goes both ways.

                Damn! You got me, man. I have to admit I can't stand despots and their -isms.

                • And thus, what data are you ignoring because of that bigotry against "-isms"?

                  • The beautiful oratory, all for naught, because of the act. They only show how meaningless words can be.

                    • The same could be said for homosexual exceptionalism- which is of course your own ism.

                    • Say whaaa? Where did that come from?? I never expected you to start making stuff up. I just see people demanding the same rights as anybody else. You all are showing signs of panic..

                    • If they were demanding the *same* rights as everybody else, they'd be demanding the right to be heterosexual. They are specifically demanding *different* rights from everybody else, or there would be no point.

                      Thus the meaning of the word "same".

                    • They are demanding the right to be themselves, without molestation. You're just saying "...inside every gook there is an American trying to get out".

                    • "They are demanding the right to be themselves, without molestation. "

                      No they aren't, because sexual orientation has nothing to do with identity.

                      " You're just saying "...inside every gook there is an American trying to get out"."

                      No, I'm saying "If you're going to live in a culture, you need to assimilate to that culture".

                    • I guess we can chatter all we want about it. As far as I'm concerned they are acting in self defense. Here's hoping they can push the bigotry over a cliff, for good this time. I see your privileged status as a monkey trap. It is evolutionary stagnant with the conscience forever chained to and die with its physical host, worshiping its own hallucinations.

                    • If they were acting in self defense, then the obvious solution would be to form intentional communities and leave everybody else alone.

                      All pushing bigotry off a cliff does is create more bigotry.

                      And no, that's you. My conscience will live on in my son. And long after all of you are dead of AIDS, his children will still be here.

                    • If they were acting in self defense, then the obvious solution would be to form intentional communities and leave everybody else alone.

                      Nope, they were born here and every right to live as they see fit. You have no right to interfere as you are doing.

                      My conscience will live on in my son.

                      Your DNA will live on. The conscience is his, not yours. And I certainly hope you respect whatever choices he makes in the future.

                      And long after all of you are dead of AIDS...

                      :-) Heh, it doesn't quite work that way no matter

                    • The minority never has the right to dictate to the majority.

                      There's a lot more than just DNA that gets replicated- IF a parent does his job correctly.

                      The percentage of homosexuals has gone up in my lifetime.

                    • The minority never has the right to dictate to the majority.

                      I can buy off on your statement due to the choice of "dictate". Attempting to legislate morality is foolish. But I will never quit advocating for Truth, for all the majority chooses falsehood so regularly.

      • by gmhowell (26755)

        Why is it that all the older liberal women I know, don't seem to be able to understand human sexuality?

        In Rachel's case, I'm thinking that the lesbianism may queer (lol!) her thinking on the subject a bit as well.

        • Haven't you noticed? The 'gaystapo' (as our host likes to call it) has commandeered mass media to push their 'agenda' to destroy families and turn us all into queers. We're only one step away from homo reeducation camps. Watch out! They're comin' for your balloon knot!!

      • Why is it that all the older liberal women I know, don't seem to be able to understand human sexuality?

        Are all of them grumpy, ugly old bags who got into the liberalism thing for attention? That is a top reason, but there are many others.

    • I just discovered [blogspot.com] Olbermann is back in the sports announcing business. The rest of the Comedians in Cars Drinking Coffee episode was much more fulfilling.

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." -- William James

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