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Journal Journal: It's by no means exhaustive 91

https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/
One great missing one is:

"The Man is Hiding the Stash" Fallacy
At Belmont Club, Richard Fernandez says of the Marxist Piven's philosophy:

The problem with Piven's theory is that events in Europe have shown those"âoemajor economic reform" to be unsustainable, if not actually ruinous. However, she appears to believe that the European crisis is only apparent, being the result of the Man hiding the Stash. Find that stash and things become sustainable again.

I think this fallacy deserves its own name because I think this is the central economic fallacy of leftists in general. Whether we are talking about unions, public workers, redistributionists, etc., there is always the implicit idea that somewhere there is this big pile of money that the rich business people are hoarding away like a squirrel with its winter store of nuts. Leftists tell everyone that all problems can be solved if we just use the force of the state to threaten the squirrels to give up their nuts.

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Journal Journal: Is Uncle Choo-Choo Making His Move? 18

Hitlarious "Downfall" parody clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=59&v=Prls6Iz3B3E
I still doubt that the FBI seizure of the email server is anything more than removing the scandal from public view. The only reason Archuleta at OPM was held accountable was that she had offended the People Who Matter. Plus a horde of People Who Really Only Matter In Aggregate But You'd Still Better Respect Them Or They Gonna Pout.
But could this be Joe Biden actually flexing some muscle in preparation for swooping in to run the show?
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Journal Journal: Let me get this straight 53

d_r and krustyjackwagon note that Senator Tom Cotton is in DC, and therefore is morally equivalent to everyone else there. Also, while a magna cum laude graduate of Hahvuhd, no cursory googling could turn up a transcript, so I guess Cotton's academic career is as faked as that of the No-Talent Rodeo Clown.
You guys are (a) the best, and (b) irrefutable. Keep Barabbas; chuck ol' Cotton. There is no alternative.
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Journal Journal: OK, joke's on me 10

I have no business being surprised that the usual /. suspects are
as sheepish on how stupid the Iran deal is
as they are sheepish on Planned Parenthood
as they are sheepish on anthropogenic global warming
as they are sheepish on pretty much everything else.
Sweet lambs!
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Journal Journal: Trump vindicates damn_registrars 8

"Wisconsin is in turmoil," Trump told a boisterous crowd at a rally in Iowa. He pointed to the state's roads, schools and hospitals, which he said were all "a disaster."
Walker, who is leading polls in Iowa, remains one of Trump's biggest rivals in the race.
"I hear the only person beating me in Iowa is Scott Walker," he said. "I can't believe I'm in second place. Folks, will you please put me in first place so I feel better?"
Trump told the crowd Saturday that he had helped Walker win his race because he admired the candidate's "fight," but didn't know what he was fighting for. "I've been very nice to him," he said.
But after Walker's fundraising email went public, Trump declared: "I can finally attack."

I think Trump is a buffoon, but, if the Vichy GOP put up JEB, I'll cheerfully vote for His Donaldness.

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Journal Journal: Shout out to the Nematodes 25

I'd like to ask the worms on here to defend that scumbag Chisholm, but such would require vertebrae.

It is utterly clear that the special prosecutor has employed theories of law that do not exist in order to investigate citizens who were wholly innocent of any wrongdoing. In other words, the special prosecutor was the instigator of a "perfect storm" of wrongs that was visited upon the innocent Unnamed Movants and those who dared to associate with them. It is fortunate, indeed, for every other citizen of this great State who is interested in the protection of fundamental liberties that the special prosecutor chose as his targets innocent citizens who had both the will and the means to fight the unlimited resources of an unjust prosecution.

I rarely feel genuine shame over my country, but this is an example of a source thereof.

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