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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:11 PM

The Common Cult

The Common Cult
November 20, 2012
By Bill Maher - http://www.real-time-with-bill-maher-blog.com/real-time-with-bill-maher-blog/2012/11/20/the-common-cult.html

Fox News, you win. You have spewed your fact-free bile so insistently and so repetitively that the hypnosis has worked. A significant percentage of your viewers have accepted your ravings as gospel and what you report is no longer just a diversion or entertainment. Your fan base has become a dangerous cult.

We really do have to look at the level of hate and paranoia that's been stirred up in people by a right wing propaganda machine that has not just mischaracterized, but demonized, this President of the United States. The Secret Service recently had to pay a visit to 22-year-old California resident Denise Helms who posted on Facebook, "Another 4 years of this nigger. Maybe he will get assassinated this term." Without even a smiley ....

Thanks to Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh and Fox News and all the other anything-goes, whatever-it-takes hypnotists, our President has officially become dehumanized in the eyes of their cult followers, a thing to be dreaded and feared like the Plague or communism or Mel Gibson ......

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Coyotl Nov 2012 OP
Still Sensible Nov 2012 #1
cliffordu Nov 2012 #3
Le Taz Hot Nov 2012 #9
tabasco Nov 2012 #11
iemitsu Nov 2012 #2
freshwest Nov 2012 #6
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #4
malaise Nov 2012 #5
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #7
malaise Nov 2012 #8
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #10
tabasco Nov 2012 #12

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:23 PM

1. It would be a real shame if a couple of these

race baiting, dem demonizing, hate mongering loudmouth bastards were to get the shit beaten out of them. A real shame.

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Response to Still Sensible (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:08 PM

3. Yep, it would be too bad, and a real crime if they were

curb stomped into burger.

A tragedy, actually.

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Response to Still Sensible (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:29 PM

9. Yes it would be a shame.

Violence is NEVER the answer. Jeez, people!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:11 AM

11. Yes it is.

To defend yourself.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:04 PM

2. Maher is right about the need for some reprogramming.

Last edited Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:35 PM - Edit history (1)

But since the word, "reprogramming" has such negative, commie overtones, I suggest we use the term, "rebooting". That has such a sensible and soothing, capitalist sound.
Rebooting and updating one's software. Folk will embrace this concept while they recoil and are suspicious of deprogramming and re-education.
The rebooting could take place in a lively Computer Software Theme Park, "The Eternal Upgrade", rather than the dismal "FEMA camps" of re-education program fame.
People would flock to these "Parks" to experience an Upgrade, the fountain of youth. "Drag your old FORTRAN self in and leave a super-fast and interactive, windows 8". Joan Rivers could be the spokesperson, selling eternal upgrades to the tired, those infected with viruses, and other slow, outdated models of Americans.
If we want to convert the willfully ignorant, we must be present and heard, in their places of worship, at leisure events they frequent, and where they work. We must lead by example but provide such a tempting lure that few will be able to resist conversion.
"The new and improved self" is a message that sells well to the consuming public. Couple that message with the notion that a prodigal outcast, returning to the fold, is always loved best and people will line up for an "upgrade".

ps: Plus rebooting sounds sort of like what the above posters are suggesting. Great minds think alike.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:25 PM

6. Sounds good.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:20 PM

4. K&R nt

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:38 PM

5. Fox still lost the elections

for all their money and power

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:01 PM

7. Lest we forget

The Koch Bros....Addelson...et all!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:21 PM

8. Correct

The ReTHUG vultures stole the real vultures money - and I'mlovin' it.

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:44 PM

10. I have had a Bounce in my step and a huge Grin on my face

since the election!

We kicked serious Ass!

The money all those A**holes dumped into the election...and Lost.

Priceless!

&feature=player_detaipa

Absolutely Priceless!

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:17 AM

12. 60 million people voted for a vulture capitalist to be President

Next time we might not be so lucky.

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