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Gruber F. Johnson:
Nobody cares enough to read a War & Peace length article about some stupid protest.
10:11 pm — Saturday, 2 September 2017
Gruber the Booger:
>Nobody cares enough to read a War & Peace length article about some stupid protest.

Buckle in cause here comes a War & Peace length rant...

So what was the debacle?

If it was such a debacle one would think the article would mention the the debacle. But I am asking too much from the dickbar at Medium.

>It seemed cruel and strange to yell “Nazi” to a pair of grandparents in yellow polo shirts, or at a trio of Eagle Scouts

Because only a virtue signalling moron would smear someone as a Nazi or "Nazi motherfucker" when they aren't.

>and so given the chance to say something directly to Trump supporters passing by them, mere inches away, much of the time they said nothing.

Because normal people let other people have the right to assemble or associate in peace.

Likewise limp minded morons have the right to smear others as something they aren't. Everyone gets to express their views. In peace.

Hate speech is free speech. Uncomfortable speech is free speech. Speaking your mind without threat is generally acceptable. Obviously you can't yell BOMB! on an airplane.

There should be no law against being offended. There should be no law against offending.

I draw the line at actual physical violence or the threat to do so.

Say you hate jews or fags or hate brown people. Fine. Say you want to kill or otherwise harm others, well then now we have a problem.

The right to offend and the right to be offended and the right to associate are important.

You also have the right to film anyone in public. I love how any time people are gathering in a public space and get challenged on their views they say "you can't film me". Fuck off. Yes you can be filmed in public. Interesting how when someone gets maced for filming Antifa no one cares. That is assault and unacceptable.

>That no one died that day in Phoenix is miraculous.

That is obviously statically improbable and a weak try at dancing on the grave of Charlottesville. Clearly people died that day in Phoenix. Be it by gun, heart attack, car accident, reading DFwC and going into apoplectic shock.

But weak point made, I have come to expect weak shit from just about everyone these days. Especially the likes of Medium, or Breitbart, MSNBC or Fox News.

The lefts intolerance only fuels the rights intolerance and vice versa.

Actual Nazis and Antifa are so close to the same thing it's remarkable.

Maybe we should all move to Bhutan where they are all so happy.

Speaking of Bhutan, the happiest place on earth, the metro Phoenix population is roughly 5 times that of Bhutan. Murders per 100,000 in Bhutan is about 4. Per 100,000 in the USA is about 6.

In Phoenix its about 7. Worldwide average is a bit over 7.

These are all close to being statically insignificant with each other. But why is Phoenix higher? Could it be Mexican drug cartels? Or open carry laws?

Compare to El Salvador at over 100. Now that is statistically significant.
7:59 am — Sunday, 3 September 2017
Frankly speaking:
Fucking liberals. "Wow, conservatives look like normal people."

What the fuck did you think they looked like, homeless tweakers?
1:22 pm — Sunday, 3 September 2017
anonymous:
> Fucking liberals. "Wow, conservatives look like normal people."

> Thus the protesters were flummoxed.

Can we make the subtle distinction between nuts who show up in 108 degree weather to yell at people and the 50-ish% of the country who favor a slightly broader role for the federal government than you do? In exchange liberals might be persuaded to assume that conservatives do not all belong to the KKK.
3:41 pm — Monday, 4 September 2017
Gruber F. Johnson:
>who favor a slightly broader role for the federal government

You have an interesting definition of "slightly."
4:58 pm — Monday, 4 September 2017
anonymous:
> > who favor a slightly broader role for the federal government

> You have an interesting definition of "slightly."

Thanks!

Big picture though, the differences are fairly small. The *rhetoric* surrounding the debates makes them sound big, but it seems like it's mostly dishonest portrayals of opposing viewpoints.

I'm sure there some exceptions, of course.
2:39 am — Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
> Can we make the subtle distinction between nuts who show up in 108 degree weather to yell at people and the 50-ish% of the country who favor a slightly broader role for the federal government than you do? In exchange liberals might be persuaded to assume that conservatives do not all belong to the KKK.

How about the reverse? Can we make the subtle distinction between the nuts who show up in 108 degree weather to yell at people and the 50-ish% of the country who favor a lesser role of the federal government than you do?

In exchange, conservatives might be persuaded to assume that all liberals are hard core marxists who want to kill of them.
2:53 am — Tuesday, 5 September 2017
anonymous:
> How about the reverse? Can we make the subtle distinction between the nuts who show up in 108 degree weather to yell at people and the 50-ish% of the country who favor a lesser role of the federal government than you do?

Sure. I have no doubt there were some "very fine people" at the Trump rally in AZ. The article actually states that they seemed like perfectly ordinary people.

> In exchange, conservatives might be persuaded to assume that all liberals are hard core marxists who want to kill of them.

Hmmm, gonna have to sleep on that one.
4:10 am — Tuesday, 5 September 2017
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