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  • Originally posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post

    I take it you follow Stephen L. Miller on Twitter.
    Ha, I follow Miller. He’s a good follow because he’s kind of an idiot but in a funny way. He’s basically the epitome of whataboutism.


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    • Originally posted by Moliere View Post

      Ha, I follow Miller. He’s a good follow because he’s kind of an idiot but in a funny way. He’s basically the epitome of whataboutism.


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      So is Miller our beloved Ted? Is that the joke?


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      • I don’t follow Miller but I do others who retweet him. I hope he posts other things besides media bias, because that seems to obsession.
        "...you pointy-headed autopsy nerd. Do you think it's possible for you to post without using words like "hilarious," "absurd," "canard," and "truther"? Your bare assertions do not make it so. Maybe your reasoning is too stunted and your vocabulary is too limited to go without these epithets."
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        • Originally posted by Northwestcoug View Post
          I don’t follow Miller but I do others who retweet him. I hope he posts other things besides media bias, because that seems to obsession.
          He tweets a ton of stuff. The trick is to not take any of it seriously. He likes to show the liberal hypocrisy, which can be really funny and sad at times.


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          • Originally posted by Northwestcoug View Post
            I don’t follow Miller but I do others who retweet him. I hope he posts other things besides media bias, because that seems to obsession.
            Media bias is his wheelhouse. He excels at pointing out hypocrisy on the left by essentially just using their same language and reactions when the shoe is on the other foot. It's targeted whataboutism to make his point. He is entertaining. It's especially funny when the obvious hypocrisy of one of his targets is completely lost on them.

            But I had to stop following him. It's just too much culture war content in my timeline. I'm trying to ignore as much of the culture war as possible right now. The negativity of both sides eats at your soul.

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            • Originally posted by USUC View Post
              Media bias is his wheelhouse. He excels at pointing out hypocrisy on the left by essentially just using their same language and reactions when the shoe is on the other foot. It's targeted whataboutism to make his point. He is entertaining. It's especially funny when the obvious hypocrisy of one of his targets is completely lost on them.
              Yeah, I am not sure whataboutism is an entirely fair label in this case. Whataboutism is rationalizing bad behavior but much of what he does is point out legit examples of hypocrisy. There is a difference.

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              • Originally posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post

                Yeah, I am not sure whataboutism is an entirely fair label in this case. Whataboutism is rationalizing bad behavior but much of what he does is point out legit examples of hypocrisy. There is a difference.
                A fair distinction.

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                • Originally posted by USUC View Post
                  Media bias is his wheelhouse. He excels at pointing out hypocrisy on the left by essentially just using their same language and reactions when the shoe is on the other foot. It's targeted whataboutism to make his point. He is entertaining. It's especially funny when the obvious hypocrisy of one of his targets is completely lost on them.

                  But I had to stop following him. It's just too much culture war content in my timeline. I'm trying to ignore as much of the culture war as possible right now. The negativity of both sides eats at your soul.
                  This

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                  • Yeah, Texas needs to keep the mask mandate....

                    After Border Patrol release, asylum-seekers test positive for Covid in Brownsville, Texas

                    Miriam Izaguirre, a 35-year-old asylum-seeker from Honduras, crossed the Rio Grande at dawn Monday with her young son and turned herself in to the authorities.

                    A few hours later she was released, and the first thing she did was take a rapid test for Covid-19 at the Brownsville bus station. They told her her test came out positive.
                    [...]
                    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/...ville-n1259282
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                    • Well, at least the head of the CA Teachers Union doesn't have to worry about his kid:



                      This dude looks more like my neighbor's weed guy than the CA Teachers Union head.
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                      • Last weekend my wife and I decided to take a crib we still had to her sister who is expecting. She lives in a neighboring state, so we met about half way at a medium size city in west Texas. At the hotel we noticed a lot of nurses staying there and we saw busloads of them being dropped off at the hotel. My wife spoke to one of them who said they were traveling nurses being brought in to work at local hospitals to relieve the local nurses because the hospitals in the area are currently overrun with Covid cases and the local nurses need a little bit of a break. So that was cool.

                        So then on the way home we're driving back, and not too far into our return trip, because we hadn't eaten yet, stop in a tiny little town at a restaurant that looked like a nice place. We go in. It's almost packed and not a single person in there is wearing a mask or bothering to social distance at all. Hooray for Governor Abbott I guess, but I doubt they were in compliance before that, I'm guessing. Also, never mind this was actually a few days before the mandate was supposed to have gone into effect. Granted, my libertarian heart can understand that a state mask "mandate" really shouldn't have legal teeth to it, but IMO, it's still within the state's right and responsibility to at least strongly encourage citizens to wear masks for the sake of protecting each other and the entire healthcare system.

                        And to be honest, after seeing those healthcare workers having to work that hard and leave their families to go out of town to help at a hospital, while the people nearby are acting in such a way that is causing the crisis in the first place is rather annoying, to say the least. They pissed me off a bit, but I don't completely blame them. I'm really more angry at the former president treating a serious pandemic as nothing more than a reelection campaign inconvenience that instead of showing some leadership in getting the country through it, stupidly (and frankly maliciously) preferred to create an alternate reality for his followers where Covid doesn't really exist. And the stupid thing about it for him is if he had actually showed some leadership in combating it, he most likely would have won over enough people in the middle to get reelected. But instead, his followers as a result choose live in that fantasy world instead of just taking a few simple steps to make things a little safer for those around them. And the sad thing is it's their relatives and friends who are dying in those hospitals they have to bus in healthcare workers for. It's a crazy world.
                        Last edited by BlueK; 03-11-2021, 04:28 PM.

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                        • Originally posted by BlueK View Post
                          Last weekend my wife and I decided to take a crib we still had to her sister in law who is expecting. She lives in a neighboring state so we met about halfway at a medium size city in west Texas. At the hotel we noticed an awful lot of nurses staying there and we saw busloads of them being dropped off at the hotel. My wife spoke to one of them who said they were traveling nurses being brought in to work at local hospitals to relieve the local nurses whose hospitals are currently overrun with Covid cases. So that was cool.

                          So on the way home we're driving back and not too far into our return trip because we hadn't eaten yet stop in a tiny little town at a restaurant that looked like a nice place. We go in and it's almost packed and not a single person in there is wearing a mask or bothering to social distance. Hooray for Governor Abbott! Never mind this was actually a few days before the mandate was supposed to have gone into effect, Granted, my libertarian heart can understand that a state mask "mandate" really shouldn't have legal teeth to it, but IMO, it's still within the state's right to at least strongly encourage citizens to wear masks for the sake of protecting each other. And to be honest, after seeing those healthcare workers having to work that hard and leave their families to go out of town to help at a hospital while the people nearby are acting in such a way that is causing the crisis in the first place is rather annoying, to say the least. I don't fully blame them. I'm really more angry at the former president treating a serious pandemic as nothing more than a reelection campaign inconvenience that instead of showing some leadership in getting the country through it, stupidly (and frankly maliciously) preferred to create an alternate reality for his followers where Covid doesn't really exist. And those folks as a result choose live in that fantasy world instead of just taking a few simple steps to make things a little safer for those around them.
                          The state mask mandate was still in place last weekend... Abbott ended yesterday: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/cor...w-16013622.php
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                          "I honestly believe saying someone is a smart lawyer is damning with faint praise. The smartest people become engineers and scientists." -SU.
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                          • Originally posted by Uncle Ted View Post

                            The state mask mandate was still in place last weekend... Abbott ended yesterday: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/cor...w-16013622.php
                            I understand that. But he announced it a week ago and it was legally still in place when this trip happened. The people there either were ignoring it the whole time or they suddenly decided since it had been announced, it had already ended, I didn't ask them, so I don't know which.
                            Last edited by BlueK; 03-11-2021, 04:32 PM.

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                            • Originally posted by BlueK View Post

                              I understand that. But he announced it a week ago and it was legally still in place when this trip happened. The people there either were ignoring it the whole time or they suddenly decided since it had been announced, it had already ended, I didn't ask them, so I don't know which.
                              Folks an hour outside of Dallas haven’t been wearing masks for some time. I have been going to a lake to fish in east Texas nearly every weekend. None of those rednecks are wearing masks unless it says MAGA on it.


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                              "I honestly believe saying someone is a smart lawyer is damning with faint praise. The smartest people become engineers and scientists." -SU.
                              "Yet I still see wisdom in that which Uncle Ted posts." -creek.
                              GIVE 'EM HELL, BRIGHAM!

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                              • Originally posted by BlueK View Post

                                I understand that. But he announced it a week ago and it was legally still in place when this trip happened. The people there either were ignoring it the whole time or they suddenly decided since it had been announced, it had already ended, I didn't ask them, so I don't know which.
                                Ignoring it the whole time. I have been leaving the following flyers around as a public service... it explains things in terms they can understand:




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                                "I honestly believe saying someone is a smart lawyer is damning with faint praise. The smartest people become engineers and scientists." -SU.
                                "Yet I still see wisdom in that which Uncle Ted posts." -creek.
                                GIVE 'EM HELL, BRIGHAM!

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