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Wed Sep 8, 2021, 03:45 PM

Mr. or Ms right wing screamer: please have a seat, take a deep breath, turn off your cell

phone and try to just listen for a change. I know you have been conditioned to not just automatically disagree with anything said by a person without a MAGA cap, but to interrupt them and shout them down. But, about 80% of Americans understand that, when people do that, it means that they are cowards who know, deep down, that their views are so ridiculous they cannot be defended. Will you concede or proceed?

All right then!

In this first session, we'll start with just the basics---the sort of things most functioning adults thoroughly understood by the time they moved beyond the milk and cookies stage of their early years education.

So,--- what is a "fact"? I won't ask for a show of hands of those who know the answer to that because I am here to educate you, not humiliate you.

A "fact" is a statement based on objective reality. And, ---hang on tight here---facts can be PROVEN! Water freezes at 32 degrees and boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have any doubts about that, you can prove it with a readily available thermometer. Those are FACTS!

Facts either are or they aren't. That is, they either exist or they do not. And, this next part may startle you: facts can be DISCOVERED, but facts cannot be created by simply ANNOUNCING them! You can call "Iraq has weapons of mass destruction" and "Trump is a genius" "facts" untiI you're blue in the face and your tongue comes off its roller, but those remain, not just lies, but transparent lies!

Finally, as a bonus with today's lesson, before the Trump years, "alternative facts" were simply referred to by the more familiar term "bullshit".

Okay, I hope that is not too much for you to process without Himself or one of his brown shirts telling you what to think about it. There will be no more of these sessions until I see some evidence that you understand what you heard in this one. If you don't understand what facts are and respect them, my time would be better spent stalking unicorns than trying to make informed responsible citizens of you.

"Thus, endeth the lesson."

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Reply Mr. or Ms right wing screamer: please have a seat, take a deep breath, turn off your cell (Original post)
Atticus Sep 2021 OP
Delphinus Sep 2021 #1
NBachers Sep 2021 #2
sanatanadharma Sep 2021 #3
erronis Sep 2021 #4
MyOwnPeace Sep 2021 #5
cate94 Sep 2021 #6
malaise Sep 2021 #7
Moostache Sep 2021 #8
lambchopp59 Sep 2021 #9
11 Bravo Sep 2021 #10
Nictuku Sep 2021 #11
Atticus Sep 2021 #12
Nictuku Sep 2021 #13

Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 03:51 PM

1. If only

they would listen. Keep speaking truth!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 04:00 PM

2. Looks like you Did Your Research, Atticus!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 04:39 PM

3. I tried something like this with one I thought was ignorant

Unfortunately I was bested when challenged to prove, as fact, with or without scientific means and measures, that consciousness actually exists as objective reality.

It wasn't a political conversation and I passed the test.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:38 PM

4. Very nicely presented. I'm looking forward to the next lesson. I'm guessing most maggots won't

graduate from #1.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:40 PM

5. Thank you for a great seminar, Professor Atticus!

I'm SO thankful that they didn't cancel this class just because SO many seemed to be 'not interested' and refused to register.
I'm wondering if it is because they would feel funny sitting in a classroom while wearing those silly red hats?

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:41 PM

6. Good one.

I actually got angry with my MIL. She was spouting her opinions, gleaned from Fox no doubt, and I said opinions are not FACTS. Your opinion and my opinion need, first and foremost, to be based on FACTS. Iím afraid I shocked everyone in the room.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 05:52 PM

7. Great post Atticus

"alternative facts" were simply referred to by the more familiar term "bullshit".

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:10 PM

8. Loved it....but made me stop dead in my tracks for a second too!

When exactly did America become the supporting case of Talladega Nights: The Legend of Rickey Bobby?

We are over-run with morons who confidently spit out lies and disinformation with a complete disregard for the amount of bullshit they spew. In the meantime, those of us who KNOW they are full of shit are aghast at the mewling mob cheering for this shit!



Just like "Idiocracy", stupidity spoof movies have become reality TV...

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 06:37 PM

9. RW screamers: exemplary antonym of equanimity

and most assuredly the furthest concept from logic.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 07:35 PM

10. Well done, Atticus! Well done, indeed!

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Wed Sep 8, 2021, 10:34 PM

11. Well said!!

I admire your writing skills. That is a piece of art. If I credit you Atticus, may I borrow? (just for personal use, send it to my mom, perhaps use it on facebook at an appropriate moment)

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 07:57 AM

12. No credit necessary. Use it as you wish. nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 10:24 AM

13. Thank you!

You are generous! Thank you. (I wouldn't ever take credit for something I didn't write).

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