It Gets Worse: Twitter Didn’t Suspend White Supremacist Richard Spencer for Spreading Hatred

Neo-Nazis are apparently OK with Twitter

Well, Twitter has explained to Vox why they reinstated vile white supremacist Richard Spencer. And the explanation makes this situation even more awful, because they didn’t suspend his account in the first place for his white supremacism or racist hate speech, or for inciting harm against minorities.

They suspended Spencer because he was using more than one account to spread his hatred.

On the surface, it would seem that Twitter’s move to reinstate and re-verify Spencer represents a backward step in the site’s longstanding struggle to fight harassment and hateful behavior on the website. Its hateful conduct policy makes its stance on Spencer’s racist ideology clear:

You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.

So reinstating Spencer would seem to be a backing-off of that claim — that is, if we assume that espousing racism is why Spencer was banned to begin with.

According to Twitter, however, it wasn’t.

A Twitter spokesperson told Vox that Spencer was suspended not for hate speech or for inciting harm, but for having too many accounts: “Our rules explicitly prohibit creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses. When we temporarily suspend multiple accounts for this violation, the account owner can designate one account for reinstatement.

And that’s what Spencer did. But he’s now bragging that he’s going to get his other accounts reinstated as well, and given Twitter’s feckless response to this massive problem, he very well might.

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130 comments

1
William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:02:51pm

I’m sorry Charles but I really do believe they’ve decided they can make more money pandering to the new Nazis than from cleaning things up for real. All he has to do is maintain “plausible deniability” and they won’t do a thing.

The only way they’ll change is if they start losing money because too many people walk away. And I really don’t think that happen before they “My Space” out of relevance.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:04:05pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:04:24pm

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:05:43pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

You are right. A lot of these nutjobs rely on their armies of Twitter followers to crank up their page views and keep their bank accounts fat.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:07:52pm

An update to the Vox story… Twitter verified Fucking Breitbart.

I won’t embed the tweet in which they gloat about it.

FOAD, @Jack.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:08:45pm

For all their complaining and whining about Twitter. Twitter is what’s allowed them to spread.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:09:33pm

BTW to those who suggested just to stop following my wingnut friends updates on Facebook. It worked out well. We still talk but I don’t have to see his political screeds either.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:11:39pm

This same level of non-logic is also likely why Twitter hasn’t bothered to shut down WeSearchR (viewing Rage Furby and DICK-enson as copycat accounts) and verified it in the process.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:12:44pm

re: #1 William Lewis

I’m sorry Charles but I really do believe they’ve decided they can make more money pandering to the new Nazis than from cleaning things up for real. All he has to do is maintain “plausible deniability” and they won’t do a thing.

The only way they’ll change is if they start losing money because too many people walk away. And I really don’t think that happen before they “My Space” out of relevance.

I really don’t think the motive is money. I think the real issue is that Twitter suffers from a naïve dudebro libertarian attitude toward unlimited free speech. Here’s a Twitter spokesperson demonstrating exactly what I’m talking about.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:16:29pm

I was almost thinking of starting to tweet more but fuck that, not after this.

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Citizen K  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:16:36pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

I really don’t think the motive is money. I think the real issue is that Twitter suffers from a naïve dudebro libertarian attitude toward unlimited free speech. Here’s a Twitter spokesperson demonstrating exactly what I’m talking about.

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In other words, long as it’s a genteel, soft bigotry that asks politely if the non-white folks can just die for the sake of a better America, then it’s perfectly kosher! Oh wait, that’s a taboo word for them, I might get suspended for insulting their sensibilities….

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:16:49pm

What an absolute bunch of bullshit. I hope that Twitter goes under sooner rather than later.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:16:55pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

I really don’t think the motive is money. I think the real issue is that Twitter suffers from a naïve dudebro libertarian attitude toward unlimited free speech. Here’s a Twitter spokesperson demonstrating exactly what I’m talking about.

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SMDH

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:18:00pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

I really don’t think the motive is money. I think the real issue is that Twitter suffers from a naïve dudebro libertarian attitude toward unlimited free speech. Here’s a Twitter spokesperson demonstrating exactly what I’m talking about.

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Possible & I even hope you’re right. But even with the far right anarchists it boils down to money IME. To them speech _is_ money; without “free speech” they can’t fleece the marks. More Nazi’s = more idiots to be fleeced.

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:20:26pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

As an aside, this is rather proof positive that one can disagree with you rather fundamentally without getting the boot. Thank you for this place.

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scottslemmons  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:25:07pm

Charles, you ever considered requesting an interview with Jack, hitting him with a long list of all the ways Twitter enables and promotes hatemongers, and then raking him over the coals?

(I’ve always wished more people demanded interviews with reporters, editors, and other media wingnuts to confront them with the damage they’re doing.)

(I’ve also always wished someone would give me a few million dollars so I could enact my long-dreamed-of Project Nitocris)

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:26:16pm

re: #16 scottslemmons

I _like_ this idea.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:27:35pm

re: #16 scottslemmons

I actually did send an email this morning asking for comment on this story. If he replies (which I doubt) I may ask him for a more complete interview. He doesn’t give many interviews, though.

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Skip Intro  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:28:05pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

“Signs 99 year lease!”

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scottslemmons  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:33:57pm

re: #18 Charles Johnson

I actually did send an email this morning asking for comment on this story. If he replies (which I doubt) I may ask him for a more complete interview. He doesn’t give many interviews, though.

Tell him you’ll dox him if he doesn’t do the interview. We already know he hates banning people for doxxing…

///// (first sarc tags ever!)

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sagehen  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:36:28pm

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they’ve tried everything else.

—Winston Churchill

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:40:46pm

re: #21 sagehen

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they’ve tried everything else.

—Winston Churchill

He knew what he was talking about as a half American who had the same bad habit…

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Charles Johnson  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:40:46pm

The Rage Furby has his Facebook account back, and he immediately started ranting away with dozens of crazed posts, and of course attacking Facebook. Get a load of why he says he was suspended:

And then there’s this beauty.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:43:09pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:44:31pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

The Rage Furby has his Facebook account back, and he immediately started ranting away with dozens of crazed posts, and of course attacking Facebook. Get a load of why he says he was suspended:

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He wants to regulate social media but cries like a little baby when he gets banned. Nice one Chucky.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:44:33pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:45:02pm

Good move by Facebook tehre.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:47:36pm
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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:50:18pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

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Sorry Mr. King but it’s tame by 3rd World standards. And let’s face it, the GOP has finally succeeded at it’s biggest goal - turning America from the beacon of the first world into just another banana republic.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:51:11pm

Bannon: We’re going to burn it down from the inside, piss on the ashes, and laugh while we do it!
Media: Boy he has some controversial opinions. Will Trump take a nicer tone?

*hours later*

Media, wiping smelly wet ash off its face:

“Who saw that coming??!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:51:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:52:59pm
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jaunte  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:53:02pm
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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:53:17pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good. Although it will most definitely be abused by trolls, Twitter’s utter ineptitude makes Facebook look like a pillar of efficacy by comparison.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 11, 2016 • 12:55:54pm

Remember when handlers did everything they could to hide erratic behavior or maladies of presidents so that the public could go on blissfully unaware with a sense of confidence? Well, no need for that now.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:00:19pm
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plansbandc  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:02:41pm

Updated Sgt. Pepper’s artwork honoring the legends lost this year…

consequenceofsound.net

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Charles Johnson  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:03:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:05:52pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:07:14pm

re: #29 William Lewis

You have a secret Santa who has purchased a one-year ad-free subscription for you! Reload the page and all the ads will be gone.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:08:14pm
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Citizen K  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:08:47pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:10:56pm

when have we heard this before?

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CuriousLurker  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:10:58pm

Speaking of hateful people on social media, I no longer follow Shaun King, but this tweet of his came through my Google Alerts today. Can anyone verify?

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Bass Reeves  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:11:28pm

re: #29 William Lewis

Even if tame by ratio, by absolute numbers I’d say Trump has the potential edge.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:12:23pm

re: #44 CuriousLurker

Speaking of hateful people on social media, I no longer follow Shaun King, but this tweet of his came through my Google Alerts today. Can anyone verify?

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It happened. Later, someone on West’s staff removed it and gave a mealy “apology”.

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calochortus  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:13:04pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

when have we heard this before?

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Umm, that’s not “people who refuse to accept the results of the election” as Fox seems to think. That’s “people who don’t enthusiastically support whatever Trump suggests.”

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CuriousLurker  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:13:04pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

It happened. Later, someone on West’s staff removed it and gave a mealy “apology”.

Thanks.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:13:26pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yes, and Jeannie Pirro is against the United States. Can’t wait to see if she’s a Russian collaborator like all the rest.

Just seeing her smug face makes me want to projectile vomit from my eyes.

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:14:19pm

re: #40 Charles Johnson

You have a secret Santa who has purchased a one-year ad-free subscription for you! Reload the page and all the ads will be gone.

Wha????

Ok. Wow.

Thank you, to whomever. I love this place dearly and this is a gift I will cherish all year long.

And even more important to me, far beyond the escape from the ads, is that you are helping Charles keep this place going. And that will always have my greatest gratitude.

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calochortus  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:14:32pm

re: #49 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Yes, and Jeannie Pirro is against the United States. Can’t wait to see if she’s a Russian collaborator like all the rest.

Just seeing her smug face makes me want to projectile vomit from my eyes.

That’s a visual image I didn’t need. Thanks. ;)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:15:29pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

It happened. Later, someone on West’s staff removed it and gave a mealy “apology”.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:16:26pm

Heh.

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Citizen K  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:16:51pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

when have we heard this before?

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Again, the not-so-subtle framing that if you’re against Trump, you’re not really an American. Whereas obstructing Obama at every single fucking turn was considered the highest of patriotic duty for 8 fucking years.

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:18:21pm

re: #53 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Yes, amen.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:18:42pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

when have we heard this before?

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Such bullshit.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:19:36pm

“…Claiming the Klan isn’t white supremacist flies in the face of its very nature. The Klan’s official rulebook, the Kloran — published in 1915 and still followed by many groups — says the organization “shall ever be true in the faithful maintenance of White Supremacy,” even capitalizing the term for emphasis…”

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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:19:36pm

re: #54 Citizen K

Again, the not-so-subtle framing that if you’re against Trump, you’re not really an American. Whereas obstructing Obama at every single fucking turn was considered the highest of patriotic duty for 8 fucking years.

No kidding. Fuck this shit. Pirro can go fuck herself.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:20:14pm

re: #57 FormerDirtDart

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Cowards. At least admit what you actually fucking are you hooded sissies.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:20:37pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

when have we heard this before?

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Kinda depends on what you mean by ‘accepting the results of the election’, doesn’t it? I mean, insisting that everyone fall in line and nobody protest against policies they abhor - that’s pretty much exactly UNAmerican.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:21:06pm

re: #58 HappyWarrior

No kidding. Fuck this shit. Pirro can go fuck herself.

Along with her crooked husband.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:23:55pm
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CuriousLurker  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:24:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:24:57pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He’s such a dangerous idiot. Great job GOP.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:25:35pm

re: #63 CuriousLurker

RT by @DrBenz3 😂😂😂

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or celebrate a family getting free room and board without anything in return. Joseph and Mary were moochers. //

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:25:45pm

re: #60 Blind Frog Belly White

Kinda depends on what you mean by ‘accepting the results of the election’, doesn’t it? I mean, insisting that everyone fall in line and nobody protest against policies they abhor - that’s pretty much exactly UNAmerican.

They are trying to frame any civil disobedience to follow as anti-American, thereby justifying any disproportionate force as means to preserve “order.” (All the while escalating the violence.)

It’s not even remotely subtle.

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BeachDem  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:28:01pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

when have we heard this before?

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Fuck Ducklips (HT/VB) and the yam she rode in on.

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JasonA  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:29:03pm

Nothing makes sense anymore.

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CuriousLurker  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:29:26pm

re: #57 FormerDirtDart

What’s with the shiny Klan outfit?

Never seen one of those before. Looks kinda…😳😝😂

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nines09  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:29:40pm

Translation;
“You know that homophobic racist piece of offal known as Richard Spencer? No? Well he’s a homophobic white supremacist muslim hating violence inciting piece of offal. We suspended him. No. Not for that. Dual accounts. We cannot allow people duplicate accounts. Propriety. That’s why we do it. We have standards to besmirch, as you can see. And if this makes absolutely no sense to you, we suggest you look at out terms of service. That may clear up any delusion you have about fairness, or protection of accounts from doxxing or outright threats of violence. Hope this helps. Oh well, back to work. Smells like sulphur in here. Anyone else notice that?”

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KGxvi  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:29:50pm

Wow, the Rams are a special kind of terrible… fumble on opening kick off, recovered by the Falcons inside the five. First play from scrimmage: touchdown

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:29:58pm

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has said he means to discuss with Donald Trump “various ways” to undo the Iran nuclear deal, after the president-elect moves into the White House next month.

“I think what options we have are much more than you think,” Netanyahu told CBS’s 60 Minutes in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday. “Many more. And I’ll talk about it with President Trump.”

Pressed on what those options might be, Netanyahu said he had “about five things in my mind”, but did not elaborate.

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BeachDem  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:31:05pm

re: #44 CuriousLurker

Speaking of hateful people on social media, I no longer follow Shaun King, but this tweet of his came through my Google Alerts today. Can anyone verify?

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It’s real, but West’s facebook ghostie has already fallen on her sword about it—

littlegreenfootballs.com

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compound_Idaho  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:31:12pm

All of the wikileaks email dumps turned out to be big “nothing burgers”. Everyone was waiting for the big bomb shell. It never came. The only thing they showed was the (D)’s are a bunch of jerks. We already knew that. So did everyone else.

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:31:20pm

re: #50 William Lewis

Wha????

Ok. Wow.

Thank you, to whomever. I love this place dearly and this is a gift I will cherish all year long.

And even more important to me, far beyond the escape from the ads, is that you are helping Charles keep this place going. And that will always have my greatest gratitude.

My computer & my phone are good enough that I’m not really noticing any difference in speed.

But none of the ugly “promoted story” spam? That is glorious. Oh, thank you my Saint Nicholas, it is a gift of freedom.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:31:44pm

re: #71 KGxvi

Wow, the Rams are a special kind of terrible… fumble on opening kick off, recovered by the Falcons inside the five. First play from scrimmage: touchdown

Just remember, it could always be worse. You could be a Browns fan. #GPODAWUND

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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:32:04pm

re: #68 JasonA

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Nothing makes sense anymore.

Tucker Carlson is the ultimate angry white male. Tough shit if Tucker doesn’t like to hear that.

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calochortus  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:32:20pm

Hmm, internet seems to be having some issues. Catch you all later.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:32:31pm

re: #71 KGxvi

Wow, the Rams are a special kind of terrible… fumble on opening kick off, recovered by the Falcons inside the five. First play from scrimmage: touchdown

They need to stop being so patient with Fisher. There’s being patient and theer’s being stupid.

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KGxvi  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:34:07pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Let’s see:

1. Blockade
2. CIA/Mossad operation to overthrow regime
3. CIA/Mossad assassination attempts
4. Bombings
5. Invasion

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:34:12pm

re: #77 HappyWarrior

Tucker Carlson is the ultimate angry white male. Tough shit if Tucker doesn’t like to hear that.

Bowtie never recovered from when Jon Stewart rightfully eviscerated him on live national TV.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:34:23pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I really loathe Bibi. I really do.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:34:51pm

re: #81 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Bowtie never recovered from when Jon Stewart rightfully eviscerated him on live national TV.

Hard to believe that was over a decade ago but yeah he’s been a bitter little pissant ever since.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:35:23pm
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CuriousLurker  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:35:36pm

re: #68 JasonA

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Nothing makes sense anymore.

LOL, I was like: “No, wait—that can’t possibly be Jennifer Rubin.”

Then I just… *THUD*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:37:00pm

“Facts are stubborn things, they did hack into this campaign,” says Sen. John McCain on latest CIA investigation.

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KGxvi  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:37:49pm

re: #79 HappyWarrior

They need to stop being so patient with Fisher. There’s being patient and theer’s being stupid.

I don’t understand how a coach with 6 winning seasons in 22 years manages to be a coach for 22 years. The guy is the epitome of replacement level

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:38:52pm

re: #68 JasonA

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Nothing makes sense anymore.

In NewTrumpspeak, ‘Liberal’ means “Doesn’t express uncritical support for Trump”

It has always meant that.

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:39:15pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

As I sit here calling myself Christian, I wonder if he were to come back tomorrow, if who he’d be more pissed at. I’d bet I’ve got enough wrong but I’d also bet I’m nothing compared to some O_o

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:45:24pm

re: #84 FormerDirtDart

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Sweet Jesus. If they have that, they had proof in hand. And they did nothing with it but throw the election to Trump.

The constitution defines treason for this reason. This is not treason. But it is as close as you can get without crossing that line.

James Comey should be incarcerated at Ft Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks on a sentence of hard labor: making big rocks into little rocks for the rest of his natural life without the possibility of parole. And the only reason for that sentence is because this is not treason as the FF’s decreed.

If it were, he’d hang by the neck until dead.

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BeachDem  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:45:41pm

re: #68 JasonA

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Nothing makes sense anymore.

Yeah, when Jennifer Rubin is described as a liberal, we are well and truly down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass and in 1984.

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ObserverArt  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:45:45pm

re: #50 William Lewis

Wha????

Ok. Wow.

Thank you, to whomever. I love this place dearly and this is a gift I will cherish all year long.

And even more important to me, far beyond the escape from the ads, is that you are helping Charles keep this place going. And that will always have my greatest gratitude.

And it happened for me too! Again Thanks to the Secret Santa, Charles and the whole LGF Community.

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electrotek  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:51:08pm

Not a fan of Iran’s government, but I have a big problem with people who cite known Islamophobic outlets like the “Clarion Project” as a source for news about Iran:

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electrotek  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:51:41pm

re: #93 electrotek

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Charles Johnson  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:52:19pm
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ObserverArt  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:52:29pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The worst kind of a leader anyone could have is one that won’t listen, thinks he is smart, never admits he is wrong and is too stupid to understand those things.

Pure 100% hubris.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:53:42pm

re: #90 William Lewis

Sweet Jesus. If they have that, they had proof in hand. And they did nothing with it but throw the election to Trump.

The constitution defines treason for this reason. This is not treason. But it is as close as you can get without crossing that line.

James Comey should be incarcerated at Ft Leavenworth Disciplinary Barracks on a sentence of hard labor: making big rocks into little rocks for the rest of his natural life without the possibility of parole. And the only reason for that sentence is because this is not treason as the FF’s decreed.

If it were, he’d hang by the neck until dead.

United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth.
The United States Disciplinary Barracks only houses members of the US military

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:56:11pm

re: #97 FormerDirtDart

United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth.
The United States Disciplinary Barracks only houses members of the US military

Thought it would apply to members of the government as well. Thank you for the correction.

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ObserverArt  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:57:04pm

re: #63 CuriousLurker

RT by @DrBenz3 😂😂😂

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I saw this elsewhere…don’t know if it has been seen here before. This is how the modern white American fundie may see the nativity.

Will this be posted on Facebook? Don’t forget to Tweet it!
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ObserverArt  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:59:26pm

re: #68 JasonA

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Nothing makes sense anymore.

Rubin is a more of a conservative than Tucker. But it is always fun to see them eating their own.

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 1:59:34pm

re: #99 ObserverArt

I saw this elsewhere…don’t know if it has been seen here before. This is how the modern white American fundie may see the nativity.

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Oh, my. I need to send that to my priest. The only real question is which of us will be more appalled by the truth of that diorama… :(

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GlutenFreeJesus  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:01:19pm

re: #99 ObserverArt

That’s actually hilarious. I’m posting it up on FB for sure!

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BigPapa  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:01:22pm

If there was ever a ‘shouting fire in a crowded theater’ ideology or worldview this is it. And Twitter is letting it roll.

As of this point I don’t care if they make or lose $. We are fucked if our understanding of free speech means letting anybody say anything they want at any time.

Freedom only exists in a society where oppression is kept in check.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:05:36pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Facts are stubborn things, they did hack into this campaign,” says Sen. John McCain on latest CIA investigation.

Well shit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:07:43pm

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

Trum Corporation announces new world headquarters

Just a PO Box

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:14:07pm
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CuriousLurker  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:16:08pm

re: #99 ObserverArt

I saw this elsewhere…don’t know if it has been seen here before. This is how the modern white American fundie may see the nativity.

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LOLOLOL

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:18:10pm

re: #57 FormerDirtDart

From the article:

Standing on a muddy dirt road in the dead of night near the North Carolina-Virginia border, masked Ku Klux Klan members claimed Donald Trump’s election as president proves whites are taking back America from blacks, immigrants, Jews and other groups they describe as criminals and freeloaders. America was founded by and for whites, they say, and only whites can run a peaceful, productive society.

Barker didn’t participate, though: He and a Klan leader from California were arrested hours earlier on charges linked to the stabbing of a third KKK member during a fight, sheriff’s officials said. Both men were jailed; the injured man was recovering.

In their world a stabbing is peaceful…

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BigPapa  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:18:16pm

re: #106 Backwoods_Sleuth

CIA: Dudebro Fratbroism welcome.

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electrotek  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:19:41pm

re: #103 BigPapa

If there was ever a ‘shouting fire in a crowded theater’ ideology or worldview this is it. And Twitter is letting it roll.

As of this point I don’t care if they make or lose $. We are fucked if our understanding of free speech means letting anybody say anything they want at any time.

Freedom only exists in a society where oppression is kept in check.

Agreed.

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electrotek  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:20:45pm

Is it safe to say that the proliferation of fake news is a byproduct of the inability for much of the public to pay for newspapers nowadays?

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scottslemmons  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:20:50pm

re: #75 William Lewis

My computer & my phone are good enough that I’m not really noticing any difference in speed.

But none of the ugly “promoted story” spam? That is glorious. Oh, thank you my Saint Nicholas, it is a gift of freedom.

I haven’t seen any promoted story spam in a while. I thought it’d been discontinued?

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:23:05pm

re: #106 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sounds like they’re ready to lay the hammer down.

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Barefoot Grin  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:27:26pm

re: #69 CuriousLurker

What’s with the shiny Klan outfit?

Never seen one of those before. Looks kinda…😳😝😂

It’s the tour jacket version.

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makeitstop  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:27:43pm

re: #113 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Sounds like they’re ready to lay the hammer down.

This whole thing has got to be chafing them bad. I can’t imagine that even within the bounds of their professionalism, they aren’t seriously considering some sort of payback for the beating Trump has been putting on them.

I fully encourage them to let fly with a series of ‘anonymous’ leaks of their dossier on the guy who thought it was a good idea to denigrate them while defending Russia.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:30:09pm

re: #69 CuriousLurker

What’s with the shiny Klan outfit?

Never seen one of those before. Looks kinda…😳😝😂

re: #114 Barefoot Grin

It’s the tour jacket version.

Sateen, it’s making a fashion comeback…

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makeitstop  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:31:13pm

An interesting tweetstorm here…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:31:33pm

May have been posted and I missed it, because I’m not going through everything since Thursday morning. >.>

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BigPapa  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:33:28pm

This is way beyond Twitter. Are we cool with talking wiith talking about ethnic nationalism as just another viewpoint or is it shouting FireInACrowdedTheate-ism?

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thedopefishlives  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:33:48pm

re: #118 klys (maker of Silmarils)

{{{klys}}}

How go things among the lizardfolk on this post-Snowpocalypse evening?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:40:14pm

re: #120 thedopefishlives

{{{klys}}}

How go things among the lizardfolk on this post-Snowpocalypse evening?

Man, you had a Snowpocalypse? I’m jealous. The most I got was to drive through a bunch of rain.

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

General mental health reminder to all Lizards that taking time for hobbies other than politics is a good and useful thing. :)

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thedopefishlives  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:47:40pm

re: #121 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Yes, we had a minor Snowpocalypse. 4ish inches overnight, which resulted in a highly entertaining drive to church this morning. For some odd reason, the town decided to plow all the snow on the main streets into the middle of the street… Which made navigation extremely difficult.

dudDw7IlGVzdvBNRqXf/Xs+OdRfljA0S/J1gUcj1uf7+tnNUsdRMAeMNYRrJu0TWtDtdz6T+6b9zbLi4SISHMGAesWktBMkRaDl1RPLcpa8Aa8CDSQ5Vrg==

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teleskiguy  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:50:45pm

re: #74 compound_Idaho

Obvious troll is obvious, asshole.

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ObserverArt  Dec 11, 2016 • 2:56:21pm

re: #118 klys (maker of Silmarils)

May have been posted and I missed it, because I’m not going through everything since Thursday morning. >.>

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Yes, it has been posted, but good to bring it up again.

Last evening I commented this whole CIA thing was probably what Rick Wilson was saying right before the election when he said he knew there was a big story that was ready all someone had to do was release it.

Many thought he was BSing everyone. He probably wasn’t.

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William Lewis  Dec 11, 2016 • 3:01:02pm

re: #103 BigPapa

If there was ever a ‘shouting fire in a crowded theater’ ideology or worldview this is it. And Twitter is letting it roll.

As of this point I don’t care if they make or lose $. We are fucked if our understanding of free speech means letting anybody say anything they want at any time.

Freedom only exists in a society where oppression is kept in check.

As a supporter of the 2nd amendment, I have understood that all rights have limits from day one of my political life. Nothing is absolute. Let me say that again - NOTHING is absolute. Lots of things may seem so - some even come close - but there is nothing outside of the Calculus without real world limits.

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palomino  Dec 11, 2016 • 3:43:34pm

re: #74 compound_Idaho

All of the wikileaks email dumps turned out to be big “nothing burgers”. Everyone was waiting for the big bomb shell. It never came. The only thing they showed was the (D)’s are a bunch of jerks. We already knew that. So did everyone else.

So you don’t really give a shit that a foreign power hacked both party committee’s networks because it can’t be conclusively proven that it tipped the election? And you don’t see any potential problems in the future given what just happened? Let’s just ignore the whole thing because your guy won?

Stunning how little you care about America’s sovereignty and the integrity of our electoral system.

This is the kind of stupid shit that useful idiots believe when they’ve succumbed to an authoritarian and his cult of personality. Congrats, you’re an easily duped simpleton who rationalizes foreign crimes against the US.

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compound_Idaho  Dec 11, 2016 • 4:19:47pm

re: #126 palomino

The true measure of your character is how you behave when you think no one is watching. Well….. now we know.

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scottslemmons  Dec 11, 2016 • 4:30:35pm

re: #126 palomino

This is the kind of stupid shit that useful idiots believe when they’ve succumbed to an authoritarian and his cult of personality. Congrats, you’re an easily duped simpleton who rationalizes foreign crimes against the US.

The kid thinks he’s finally got his Thousand Year Reich. You’d think they’d look up what happened to the last bunch of people who thought that…

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JEA62  Dec 12, 2016 • 9:38:59am

As reprehensible as Spencer is, everyone here knows that if he sued Twitter for impeding free speech, he’d win.

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palomino  Dec 12, 2016 • 1:21:41pm

re: #127 compound_Idaho

The true measure of your character is how you behave when you think no one is watching. Well….. now we know.

The Trump fan is now giving lectures on character? Are you kidding me? Do you have NO sense of irony whatsoever? You’ve supported a man with absolutely zero character to be president.

And how is the anonymity of your keyboard different from mine…are you being monitored while typing? Is your body imprisoned along with your mind? Are you an actual criminal, or just criminally stupid and unaware?

I treat others with dignity whether I think I’m being watched or not. Maybe you can say the same, maybe not. But the fraudulent narcissist you’ve become an apologist for clearly can’t say that.

As for character, you’re a drive-by commenter with little inclination for serious engagement. What does that tell us about your character? The “lion” within you needs some courage, and the strawman within could definitely use some brains.


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