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    Quote Originally posted by Chester View Post
    I've been promised "incoming."
    Be careful of what you ask for nugg, you might just get it.............
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    I'm feelin' a little... hummmm, how should I say it...

    I feel like I've been too hard on the tards. I'm a gonna lighten up 'in light of' this new polling information -

    Poll: Democrats More Worried and Lonely, Less Happy than Republicans

    As many states begin to reopen their economies following the coronavirus shutdowns, Democrats are far more likely to say they are worried and less likely to say they are happy.

    Sixty-six percent of Democrats told pollsters they experienced happiness during a lot of the previous day, Gallup said. Seventy-seven percent of Republicans reported being happy.

    Fifty-eight percent of Democrats said they were worried, compared with 38 percent of Republicans.

    Democrats were also substantially more likely to say they were lonely. Twenty-eight percent said they had experienced loneliness during the previous day, compared with just 19 percent of Republicans.

    Boredom, however, cuts across partisan lines. Forty-two percent of Democrats report boredom while 40 percent of Republicans do.

    Not surprisingly, single people are more worried, lonely, and bored, and less happy, than married people. Seventy-one percent of married people say they were happy the previous day, compared with 61 percent of single people. Forty-five percent of married people worried; fifty percent of single people worried. Thirty-nine percent of married people were bored versus 46 percent of single people. Seventeen percent of marrieds were lonely, while 36 percent of singles were.

    America’s emotional health is improving, Gallup said. Happiness is up five points to 72 percent in the poll taken between April 27 and May 10, compared with 67 percent in the poll taken between March 26 and April 6. Worry dropped from 59 percent in the earlier poll to 47 percent in the recent poll. Boredom dropped from 46 percent to 41 percent.

    Loneliness, however, is unchanged at 24 percent.

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    well, as for the tards, you know I could spin that data like a top and be convincing while i was doing it...
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    well, as for the tards, you know I could spin that data like a top and be convincing while i was doing it...
    Should I have said flakes?

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    Color emphasis mine...

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    I'm feelin' a little... hummmm, how should I say it...

    I feel like I've been too hard on the tards. I'm a gonna lighten up 'in light of' this new polling information -

    Poll: Democrats More Worried and Lonely, Less Happy than Republicans

    [...]
    well, as for the tards, you know I could spin that data like a top and be convincing while i was doing it...
    Should I have said flakes?
    The terms "tards"/"libtards" and "flakes"/"snowflakes" are distinctively characteristic alt-right slurs for the US Democrats, as well as for anyone with a progressive political conviction. By adopting that kind of language, you are not only showing your political colors ─ which appear quite different from how you've described your own political conviction earlier ─ but you're also insulting all people of a progressive political persuasion. And that includes yours truly.

    Also, the fact that the link in your above-quoted post points at Breitbart, an alt-right propaganda machine, isn't exactly going to convince me that you haven't fallen for the populist and hatred-/intolerance-driven alt-right crap. You cannot expect any information from a politically deeply engaged media outlet ─ whether it's left-wing or right-wing ─ to be unbiased, if even truthful at all.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    When it comes to the covid denier right-wingers, I prefer the term Coron


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    I know you're excited Chester, but seriously, get a grip...it's shaky ground my man...
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    I know you're excited Chester, but seriously, get a grip...it's shaky ground my man...
    ?? for who?

    Quote Originally posted by Chris View Post
    When it comes to the covid denier right-wingers, I prefer the term Coron

    Chris, once again, suggests I deny the world is experiencing a new corona virus.

    There's another virus that sometimes infects vulnerables... it is called Wetiko. Chris might check that out.

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    Oh boy, handbags at 20 paces in this thread too?
    Ní siocháin go saoirse

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    Oh my, corons on one side and covidiots on the other. The goobs must be wetting themselves with delight.
    Last edited by modwiz, 21st May 2020 at 13:00.
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    Quote Originally posted by Chester View Post
    ?? for who?



    Chris, once again, suggests I deny the world is experiencing a new corona virus.

    There's another virus that sometimes infects vulnerables... it is called Wetiko. Chris might check that out.
    Wasn't referring to you specifically, just those on the Right (in the US mostly) in general who think Covid-19 is a hoax of some sorts to bring down Trump. If you don't fit that category, then you shouldn't feel that this moniker applies to you. It is only a light-hearted poke anyway as a counterpoint to tards and flakes.

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    lol, Sidious, I won't bring out heavy artillery 'til after the enemy has been gauged. No need to start with Shire killers if there is hope for rapprochement. That is always my goal, always.
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    Quote Originally posted by Lord Sidious View Post
    Oh boy, handbags at 20 paces in this thread too?
    Sad, ain't it? Noticed the trendy accessory face masks with butterflies and other motifs? A population that has never had real ordinance coming their way will go for vicarious experiences. I like the handbag allusion. Perfect.

    I was in the protests for the Viet Nam War and helped pick up bleeding friends who could not run as fast as me. And, I have looked down a few barrels of guns pointed at my head. Still here at 67 years on this Earth. It is amazing how large those small holes look when pointed at you.
    Last edited by modwiz, 21st May 2020 at 13:33.
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    Quote Originally posted by Chris View Post
    Wasn't referring to you specifically, just those on the Right (in the US mostly) in general who think Covid-19 is a hoax of some sorts to bring down Trump. If you don't fit that category, then you shouldn't feel that this moniker applies to you. It is only a light-hearted poke anyway as a counterpoint to tards and flakes.
    Ok kool... and I grant you have the right to "generically" call anyone anything you like on TOT. Just don't do it directly or that threatens breach of the lovely Ad hominen rule (one of Aragorn's old favorites).

    BUT!!! I have chosen to formally wave that rule for any personal attack someone feels compelled to launch my way. All may have at me. Enjoy!

    Understand, in the US, almost every living human being is now considered "on the right" by the way... Obama has been accused of being too far right by the 'ever diminishing in size' but 'ever growing in thunder production force fed by a corrupt media'... ie. the extreme (but lovable) "progressive left."

    AOC (you gotta love her)... one of the most recent sources for painting Obama in said light... the more she exudes her so easily accessed effervescence, the more I wanna share in the love!

    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    lol, Sidious, I won't bring out heavy artillery 'til after the enemy has been gauged. No need to start with Shire killers if there is hope for rapprochement. That is always my goal, always.
    too many nug-nailers round these parts.

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    Well, by the standards of most of the world, most Americans ARE right-wing. I mean my own PM gets his marching orders from Steve Bannon and Breitbart, but on most issues he is actually to the left of Bernie Sanders. We have free college, three years of maternity leave for women, a minimum of four weeks compulsory paid holidays, paid sick leave, free Doctor's visits and Universal Health Care. European socialists think he is the second coming of Hitler, but his actual policies are closer to what Bernie Sanders has been advocating for the US.

    Hillary Clinton would probably be considered a Nazi war-hawk if she was German, yet, inexplicably, the US right claims she is Left-Wing. Only compared to the ultra-right-wing Republicans. Compare her to someone like Merkel (Christian Democrat / Conservative) or Boris Johnson (Conservative) and she is significantly to their right on most issues.

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