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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:01 PM

Just a great rant from Facebook's "Mrs. Facts" - AMERICA, YOU'RE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD!

Yes, you are, because this is what it looks like from the outside:

You believe that the world is only 6,000 years old, and that fossils excavated by archeologists have been placed there by the same archeologists to prove their “fake theory” of the world being older.

You believe that “electricity is a mystery”, that the Loch Ness monster is real, and that there’s a global conspiracy between all branches of science with the sole purpose of getting rid of God.

You believe that the Bible should be the law of the land and refuse to accept that the history of Europe has proven this to be one of the worst things you can do to your country.

You believe that natural disasters are God’s way of punishing your country for wanting to keep Church and State separate.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/mrs-facts/america-youre-the-laughing-stock-of-the-world/258442247623157

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Reply Just a great rant from Facebook's "Mrs. Facts" - AMERICA, YOU'RE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD! (Original post)
Richard D Feb 2013 OP
Trajan Feb 2013 #1
leftyohiolib Feb 2013 #2
Wait Wut Feb 2013 #3
leftyohiolib Feb 2013 #5
marions ghost Feb 2013 #6
ThoughtCriminal Feb 2013 #11
marions ghost Feb 2013 #13
hughee99 Feb 2013 #4
tjwash Feb 2013 #7
HappyMe Feb 2013 #8
Zoeisright Feb 2013 #9
cali Feb 2013 #14
marions ghost Feb 2013 #16
RevStPatrick Feb 2013 #10
cali Feb 2013 #12
marions ghost Feb 2013 #15
Richard D Feb 2013 #17
marions ghost Feb 2013 #18
Richard D Feb 2013 #19
Richard D Feb 2013 #20

Response to Richard D (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:09 PM

1. You know; as much as I agree with the sentiments ...

The target is vague, and fallaciously all encompassing ...

"America" is a bunch of dirt on a chunk of planet ....

"America", itself, does NOT have an opinion about anything ....

"America" has citizens who all think differently, and even when there is a belief that MANY citizens might ascribe to, it is not universally embraced ... Saying that "America" believes something is uselessly broad ...

Great message, falsely applied ...

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:18 PM

2. broad-brushed and biased . what's with the all "you people" statements

ignore all the good america has produced and focus on this one part apply it to the whole then shoot you rmouth off on facebook. that's responsible writing

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:24 PM

3. That's the first thought I had.

It seems "Mrs. Facts" gets all her news from FB and FOX. Otherwise, she'd realize that her 'facts' are only attributed to a very small, but loud-mouthed minority of Americans.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:38 PM

5. she sounds more like mrs FOX

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:51 PM

6. Agree it's a broad brush

--but the rise of the right wing in America has tarred ALL of us. I feel it all the time, coming into contact with some from other countries.

We need to accept that in many parts of the world people are saying Americans are insane. Of course they know there are those who aren't, but they worry that we can't control the Rethuglicon element. And are we sure we can?

There is truth here.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:56 PM

11. I think she's addressing the "47%"

that voted for Romney.

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Response to ThoughtCriminal (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:06 PM

13. If you read her whole rant

there's a lot of truth in it...I see no prob with her addressing the Romney voters. No problem with spreading it on FB either.

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:35 PM

4. This sounds like fun, take the most idiotic ramblings of some people

and attribute that to the entire population. Can I borrow that brush? I just need to paint my house and barn, it will only take 2 minutes.

I suppose this is why Facebook users are the laughing stock of the world.

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:56 PM

7. Well that's a broad enough brush to paint a freaking Boeing jet hanger



And that's all the keystrokes that crappy strawman is going to get.

Well done...your troll worked wonders.

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:18 PM

8. Okay Mrs. Broadbrush.



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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:29 PM

9. Broad brush or not, those statements are accurate.

Plenty of Americans believe that shit; enough to affect elections. In other first world countries, very, very few people believe those myths.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:06 PM

14. bzzzzt. wrong. they are cartoonishly crude overgeneralizations.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:11 PM

16. Right

it does reflect Tea bagger thinking.

Facebookers: Give Teabaggers something to think about and post it to your FB page.

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:38 PM

10. Yep, that's why people all over the world...

 

...are clamoring to move here.
Because it sucks so much.
You know, all those immigrants that everyone is always complaining about.

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:05 PM

12. you think that's a great rant? ack. I think that's sad.

but then stupid over generalized shit is always... shit.

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:09 PM

15. It's a great rant

to send to your right wing friends.

1) Click the link

2) Read the whole thing.

She's on our side.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:31 PM

17. Definitely on our side.

Much of what she posts is excellent stuff. I'm sort of surprised by all the negative responses here. I certainly didn't mean to offend.

I have done a fair amount of out of the country travel, and a lot of the world looks at us and scratches their head in puzzlement.

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Response to Richard D (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:24 PM

18. maybe there's some misunderstanding

going on. People here are taking offense when really, she is answering to all the rightwing BS that one receives via Facebook....is the way I see it.

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:49 PM

19. Exactly. n/t

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:28 AM

20. A clarification

Mrs. Facts says:

I want to clarify something regarding my ”Laughing Stock” note:

I am not offending anyone, I am not saying that this is how all Americans are.

What I’m doing is providing you with a fairly accurate picture of how the United States of America is *perceived* by the general European populace.

By Dog, you all should know by now that personally I am fairly well aware of how things are in your country. I *know* that you’re all not part of “the crazies”. I *know* that you’re frustrated and want to change things, and I *know* how hard it is.

The thing is, though, the media in general don’t report it when a politician says that the earth is billions of years old. They report it when a politician says it is not. And things like this pretty much happens daily in America, and it’s reported in Europe.

So yes, to the average European America looks like a nation that’s giving in to the crazies.

I tried to take a humorous approach but the fact of the matter is that we’re scared to death over here. We’re honestly hoping that the sane people will win but it looks more and more hopeless from the outside.

We’re with you, not against you!

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