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In the news: a Congressman's long lost daughter, Warren Buffet's ketchup, Keystone XL pipeline protests, and the neurological differences between Democrats and Republicans.

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roknsteve
roknsteve

I see Paulie has ruined and bloated another MMR.  That's why I leave around 11am.  

MrObvious
MrObvious

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/15/world/africa/south-africa-pistorius-court/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Steenkamp's killing rattled South Africa, not only for the fame factor, but also because the country is grappling with a disturbing problem -- 71% of women report that they've been the victim of sexual abuse. Just in the past few weeks, 17-year-old Anene Booyson died after being gang-raped and mutilated in the tiny tourist town of Bredasdorp, two hours southeast of Cape Town.

Another reason why we have certain laws that some on the right seems to scoff at.

Ohiolib
Ohiolib

Why are we still feeding Paulie? We all know he's desperate for attention. Ignore him, and either he'll eventually shut up or get himself banned. Either way, we'll all be happier.

fitty_three
fitty_three

@roknsteve

It's kind of fun to to t-bone paulejb, stomp on the pedal, and leave the scene of the crime.

Hollywooddeed
Hollywooddeed

@roknsteve It's no fun for the trolls if we ignore them.

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@MrObvious 

Hopefully some good comes of all this.  The one nice thing about this and the many similar stories over the last few years is that it has been the people in those countries who've been offended at these things rather than just the first world and that's what you need to move women's rights forward.

bokeh9
bokeh9

"I'm afraid neither [pauejb's shutting up or being banned] would happen, unfortunately"

"cause I keep whooping his butt and I know he knows."

I agree the former is probably true and that the second is probably personally rewarding.  And I can understand the occasional rebuttal.  But does running up the comment count into the hundreds with repetitive back-and-forths just serve his goal of trivializing the whole process?

MementoMori
MementoMori

@Ohiolib I try to only focus on the more blatant lies, and ignore the ad hominem attacks against anyone to the left of Jesse Helms. Even then, I try to back it up with sources and data, not just links to speculating bloviators and opinion pieces.

I do think we need to constantly swat down the zombie lies of the rightwingers, lest they fester. However, the insults, misogyny, homophobia, racism, fundamentalism, and similar crap, we should try to rise above and not meet it with the same juvenile level of insults and name-calling. (Not that I'm not occasionally weak regarding that...but most of us strive to better people).

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@Ohiolib 

I'm afraid neither would happen, unfortunately.  Moderation of these board is non-existent, and Paule would be all too happy to throw shit at the wall day in and day out even if nobody responded to him.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@paulejb

Just another example of Obama not wanting anything to do with a (female), I use the term lightly. Obama is a closet homosexual. My GAYDAR goes off everytime I see it speak or walk or pontificate.

Top comment to that article.  No wonder you frequent gateway pundit; not only do they lie to you but everyone is a bigot just like you as well.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@paulejb 

This just in, the President and his family are not allowed to take vacations.  We'll be waiting for all living ex-Presidents to refund tax payers for any expenses they may have incurred.  Hey Paule, do you think this will be like his $200 billion week long trip to India that Fox exposed?

MementoMori
MementoMori

@paulejb And when you go to the link from the article, the comments on Facebook are overwhelmingly negative. Seems most of the Occupy crowd disagrees with the post.

Hey paulie, you never did explain why Dorner agrees with hero Thomas Sowell? Why is that?

Oh right, because Dorner is a nutcase and not representative of any coherent or even remotely popular ideology.

Just like you, paulie.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@forgottenlord @MrObvious 

That is what I told my son; it's a horrible thing but many times event like these involving people we admire or put so much trust in highlight a problem some people don't want to deal with. Kind of like Newtown. At least one can hope so.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@bokeh9 

I'm going to be honest; it only serves him and it doesn't do anything good for any of us. There. I'm as much as fault as he is for continue the meaningless food fight. However in extension he also expose himself for pure trollery. Not that it helps nor change the fact that the food fight has no value to anyone.

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@bokeh9 I have yet to have to go a third round with him on a single topic today so...

Also, MMR is the daily random points dump so I'm far less concerned about going ten rounds with him here than on other, targeted, threads.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@bokeh9 

I suppose not.  It's our fault for taking the bait really.  Some of his comments are so offensive and stupid they deserve to be rebuked, but honestly I sometimes wonder why I bother when he is clearly a textbook troll that doesn't actually care about any of this.  At least, that's what I assume he is.  I hope there isn't anyone out there that is as legitimately ignorant and offensive as he is.

deconstructiva
deconstructiva

@DonQuixotic @Ohiolib  "I'm afraid neither would happen, unfortunately.  Moderation of these board is non-existent, and Paule would be all too happy to throw shit at the wall day in and day out even if nobody responded to him."


Let's test this next week or someday: a whole week of NO replies to paulie, KG, Rusty, etc. None. Total silence. Make 'em confront their own lonliness and inanity.


MementoMori
MementoMori

@DonQuixotic @paulejb Yeah, he was making pathetic insinuations about me yesterday. Rightwingers still think calling people gay is the worst insult they can level at you. It says a helluva lot more about paulie than it does about me, as his 'jokes' and insults typically do.

Of course, we learned earlier than paulie isn't all that nuts about women and minorities, either, so this should come as a shock to no one. Poor paulie, all those women and minorities and gays keep pushing him down. Yeah, that must be it.

paulejb
paulejb

@DonQuixotic @paulejb ,

His and her vacations by the 1%ers in the White House are just a bit excessive while Americans are suffering.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Well, there's Rusty and his aliases....

fitty_three
fitty_three

On another level, I like it because it's one of these hideous social experiments.  We need a Van De Graf machine and a few other props.  Maybe a brain in a jar end some eyes, too.

Chains.  Gotta have chains.  And shackles.  Wet brick walls.

Not paulejb's though.  It would be too small to see.

Ohiolib
Ohiolib

@deconstructiva @DonQuixotic @Ohiolib I am certainly in. However, even if neither of these things happens, look at it like this; there is no reason to reward paulie for his temper tantrums. Even if they don't stop. 

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb @DonQuixotic

What are you ranting about now? I have no problem with Obama's sexual preferences.

Just another example of Obama not wanting anything to do with a (female), I use the term lightly. Obama is a closet homosexual. My GAYDAR goes off everytime I see it speak or walk or pontificate.

Top comment to that article.  No wonder you frequent gateway pundit; not only do they lie to you but everyone is a bigot just like you as well.

By paulejbs own logic; if you lie down with dogs...

MrObvious
MrObvious

@DonQuixotic @paulejb

It's amazing how you can shut off your brain and ignore common sense
.

Speaking of

There might be neurological differences between Republicans and Democrats


I'm beautiful in my way

'Cause God makes no mistakes

I'm on the right track, baby

I was born this way


Don't hide yourself in regret

Just love yourself and you're set

I'm on the right track, baby

I was born this way, born this way


MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb @DonQuixotic

'Cause no one ever suffered during any other presidents vacations. ODS makes people write the most stupid things. Must be a ass to hand thing.


MementoMori
MementoMori

@paulejb @MementoMori I'm glad you, Dorner, and Thomas Sowell are all sitting in the same sinking ship. You're birds of a feather, as the saying goes.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb @MementoMori

You would really have to be insane or a hive member not to agree with Thomas Sowell.

And under the bus he goes - WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@paulejb @DonQuixotic 

We believe no such thing you maniac.  Want me to start spamming this board with right wing militias that are out to attack the Government as evidence of you being a domestic terrorist?

MrObvious
MrObvious

@paulejb @DonQuixotic

Reporting the excesses of the left is a vocation, Donnie.

First to rant about anyone on the left saying something about the right, first to do the same.

Hypocrite by any name...

paulejb
paulejb

@DonQuixotic @paulejb ,

You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas, Donnie. The left is hot for Dorner. They believe he is Django.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

@paulejb @DonQuixotic 

Paule you are a nutty loon.  None of us endorse murder.  I don't know if you do this just to rile people up or if you're just that ignorant; either way you are absolutely classless.