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Name: Ernie Ferguson
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Remind me...

When Scalise got shot—was it a head injury?

Someone that doesn’t understand the first thing about our constitutional form of government shouldn’t be allowed to be either a representative or a senator.

Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Oct 30, 2019, 03:37 PM (0 replies)

I would bet that also...

I know a lot of Fox only viewers and only a couple are nasty, deplorable people. But they see the world through the Fox prism.

Many are college educated, but know very little outside of their immediate world. Most know more about sports than what is going on.

One of my coworkers is very nice but is also super 2nd amendment, hated Obama, voted for Trump, and constantly says snarky stuff about “the government”.

So, horrible person right?

Not so much.

He’s actually one of my favorites. He’s just convinced of a lot of things that just aren’t true.

In a strange way this gives me hope. We’re really not that far apart.

There are some horrible people out there. But fewer than you might think. They’re ignorant because Fox, the Republicans, and other bad actors are actively lying to them.

How to deal with that is the issue of our day. But that’s another topic entirely.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Oct 30, 2019, 02:19 PM (0 replies)

Narratives are determined as much by what is left out as by what is left in

One of the first things you learn by writing anything is that what you leave out has equal impact as what you leave in.

Conservative newspapers are masters at this. If you want something to not be noticed put it in the back pages with a headline that doesn’t draw any attention. That’s if the news organization wants to be able to say that it covered the story.

Better yet is to just not cover whatever the issue is.

The Dallas Morning News is a master of both techniques.

Last Sunday there was a particularly impactful Doonesbury that reviewed some of the strips from 1974 about the Nixon impeachment investigation.

Strangely enough there was a “production error” and a strip called Pickles ran in its place. The phones must have lit 🔥 up because an apology for the “production error” was on page 2 in the Monday edition and the strip was published—but in black and white and much smaller and a lot of subscribers only get the Sunday paper. Very tricksy, eh?

Fox doesn’t give shit so they just don’t report the news.

Try asking an exclusive Fox viewer some questions about the controversy of the day. They often get very confused and defensive because they haven’t heard about it at all. If they do know anything about it they’ll start spewing the talking points du jour.

Fox viewers live in an information free bubble. What they know is usually made up or they don’t know anything about what is going on.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Oct 30, 2019, 12:21 PM (1 replies)

Not true

That was not the face of a man enjoying something.
Posted by Moral Compass | Tue Oct 29, 2019, 10:06 AM (0 replies)

Full agreement!

This wasn’t one of Trump’s Nuremberg rallies where his staff had chant leaders salted throughout the crowd.

This was a spontaneous expression by the people of their hatred and disdain for a faux leader.

Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Oct 28, 2019, 09:56 AM (0 replies)

Not following

Dewine is the good guy in this story. What are you trying to say with your post heading?
Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Oct 26, 2019, 01:21 PM (0 replies)

Highly recommended!

A very valid point.
Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Oct 26, 2019, 01:17 PM (0 replies)

Well this is delusional...

No sources? How about Taylor, Cooper, Mulvaney? How about your so-called lawyer Guliani? For fuck’s sake! How about you? You admitted to bracing Zelensky. Your people have admitted to withholding security assistance ($400m) from Ukraine until they opened bogus investigations of Joe Biden. Your people have also admitted to it. Then there is the trail of texts and emails.

That you seem to genuinely believe you’ve done nothing wrong is not a defense.

You’ve also violated your oath of office. You swore to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution.
You’ve clearly violated both the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses. You have invited foreign powers to meddle in our elections both during your initial campaign and during your 2020 campaign. You have weaponized the Justice Department and have ordered it to investigate those in the Justice Department that investigated the Russian infiltration of the 2016 presidential election.

I could go on, but my thumbs are getting tired.

Dear god Trump is delusional. He needs to be removed from office now!
Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Oct 26, 2019, 01:16 PM (0 replies)


Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:32 PM (0 replies)

This "cop" needs to be jailed

He should be prosecuted for assault.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Oct 23, 2019, 11:31 PM (0 replies)
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