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Wed Dec 11, 2013, 02:17 AM

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Jamaal510 Dec 2013 OP
jjewell Dec 2013 #1
lib87 Dec 2013 #2
Grins Dec 2013 #17
niyad Dec 2013 #18
radicalliberal Dec 2013 #3
drynberg Dec 2013 #4
tanyev Dec 2013 #5
Ed Suspicious Dec 2013 #6
bullwinkle428 Dec 2013 #7
MADem Dec 2013 #8
niyad Dec 2013 #11
MADem Dec 2013 #13
niyad Dec 2013 #15
MADem Dec 2013 #16
niyad Dec 2013 #19
MADem Dec 2013 #20
Ernest Partridge Dec 2013 #24
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Jamaal510 Dec 2013 #25
Ernest Partridge Dec 2013 #29
Jamaal510 Dec 2013 #30
niyad Dec 2013 #26
MADem Dec 2013 #27
Atman Dec 2013 #28
niyad Dec 2013 #9
niyad Dec 2013 #10
rurallib Dec 2013 #12
lunasun Dec 2013 #14
panfluteman Dec 2013 #21
heaven05 Dec 2013 #22
QuestForSense Dec 2013 #23

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 02:54 AM

1. Damn...

The stupid. It burns....

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 04:30 AM

2. This Can't be Real Life

But I know it is!

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Response to lib87 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 11:03 AM

17. It is real!!!!!

I saw this years ago, courtesy of an email forwarded from a friend who had his own "crazy uncle Larry" in a basement somewhere.

Pissed I went digging. "Crestwood" is Crestwood, Illinois. It's then mayor, who put up this hate-sign, is Chester Stranczek. He is, of course, a Rethuglican.

"Evidence at a trial this summer (2013) showed that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency determined in 1986 that (Crestwood's water) well was contaminated and ordered Crestwood to stop using it, but that Neubauer and Scaccia — under orders from Stranczek — helped hide the continued use of the well.

"It contained vinyl chloride, a cancer-causing chemical, which may be linked to the elevated levels of cancer among Crestwood residents, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

"Sentencing Neubauer and Scaccia, (Judge) Gottschall said the case was about “perverting Democracy” to help re-elect Stranczek. didn’t want to pay for upgrades to the water system so he could “fool citizens into thinking he was a fiscal genius when in fact he was a charlatan,” the judge said."


Oh, yeah; he's a Republican all right.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/23907452-418/two-former-crestwood-officials-get-probation-in-water-scandal.html

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Response to Grins (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 11:23 AM

18. wow. colour us sooooo not surprised about this dirtbag.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 06:13 AM

3. There should be an R between the C and the following E in "EXCETIONS."

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 07:58 AM

4. JUST BECAUSE THE BAGGERS CAN'T SPELL DOESN'T MAKE THEM IDIOTS

No, their content of their missed messages does that just fine. Besides, they're just a smoke screen to KOCH et al, "grassroots" my ass.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 08:56 AM

5. Grammar and spelling are socialistical tools!!!1!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 09:03 AM

6. Most of them are prideful anti-intellectuals. Their poor spelling is a badge of honor that shows

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they ain't eeffected by no rediculous book-learnin'.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 09:39 AM

7. There's a part of me that thinks this might have been

a wily prank on the part of the letter-putter-upper!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 09:56 AM

8. Good gravy--the stupid, it does, indeed burn!

How do those dunces get up and get dressed in the morning?

I know that there are people who have trouble with the written word owing to the way their brains are wired, but DAMN--when you've got a crowd of ten, twenty, thirty or more, you'd think they'd have one person--one single, solitary person--who might go round reading the signs and saying something like, "Hey dude, it's s-o-c-i-a-l-i-s-t; let's paste a piece of paper over that part and fix it so you don't look like, er, a fucking moRAN!"

But thank you for that--it was horrible....and riveting!

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Response to MADem (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 10:22 AM

11. years ago, there was a movie about jesus that had all the fundies foaming at the mouth, protesting

and picketing the theaters. went to watch the fun (not the movie, which I had no interest in watching). one of them was carrying a sign demanding that the studio be boycotted. I went over and helpfully pointed out that she had spelled the name of the studio wrong. she got very huffy, and said, "well, that just isn't important". I replied, "well, actually it is. if you can't even spell what you are protesting, it makes you look like an idiot." there happened to be a reporter for one of the local rags within hearing, who was having a great deal of trouble not laughing out loud.

when I have the misfortune to encounter one of these "english-only" morans, I say that I think it only right that they demonstrate the same level of proficiency in their native language that I, as a non-native. have, which few seem to possess.

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Response to niyad (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 10:31 AM

13. Never saw this particular film, but I remember a lot of protests about it....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Temptation_of_Christ_(film)



Could it have been that opus?

That was one of the first times I really noticed the annoying "fundy factor." Of course, I'd been in and out of USA so hadn't seen it previously, but that film kind of brought out my awareness of their 'poutrage' over things they thought were inappropriate.

Love your story--the damn reporters should have exercised a little "journalism" and included it in their reports--it's the best part of the whole drama, IMO!

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Response to MADem (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 10:35 AM

15. yes, it was that film. it fascinated me that they were freaking out over it, but did not surprise

me, having dealt with them for decades over women's rights, etc.

don't know if the reporter ever included that little exchange, never bothered to read about it.

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Response to niyad (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 10:45 AM

16. I think, if I recall the whole WAAAAH! they were shopping, that they were upset because

Jesus, a 33 year old Jewish adult male living in a society that prioritized the family unit, had an adult sexual relationship in the film!

I always thought the religious hierarchy invented a fiction that Jesus was celibate to discourage priests from marrying and making off with church assets to give to their heirs! Makes more sense to me than buying off on the concept of a single 33 year old wandering around talking to people, and nobody noodging him by saying "What the hell's tha' mattah wit' you, Jesus? When ya gonna get MAAAARIED?"

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Response to MADem (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 11:32 AM

19. nearly spit out my coffee!! and pretty sure you are correct. others have pointed out that,

as a 33-year old jew and rabbi, jesus almost certainly would have been married. of course, I like to point out that the story of jesus is nearly identical to that of mitra/mithra/mithras (and that the story of his sacrifice/crucifixtion is pretty much the same as all the year-kings/vegetation kings)

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Response to niyad (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 11:39 AM

20. Hee hee! Mind the screen and keyboard!!!



And +1 on your comments as well!

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Response to MADem (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 12:59 PM

24. "Moran"?!

"Moran!" Where did THAT word come from? I was taught to spell it "moron".

When, a couple years ago, I posted what thought was a correction, some responses hinted that I was some kind of an ignoramus (or "moran" or "moron").

Oh well, if "moran" has somehow insinuated its way into common usage, then, ipso facto, it is (very colloquial) English. That's how language works and evolves.

But I sincerely want to know where that word came from. Can someone out there in DU-land educate me?

Until then, I guess that I must remain uneducated.

Ernest Partridge (Ph.D, by the way)

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 01:39 PM

29. Got it!

Thanks for the link. Explains a lot -- but not all.

As a paradigm example of the right-wing, "ignernt and proud of it!", attitude, "moran" is insightful.

But why have so many lefties adopted the word as if it were somehow legitimate?

Hopefully, "moran" will fade away and be forgotten.

I know that I will do nothing to encourage its adoption into the language.

EP

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Response to Ernest Partridge (Reply #29)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 06:01 PM

30. People outside of the RW

mainly use that word "moran" as a way of mocking them and portraying them as imbeciles.

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Response to Ernest Partridge (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 01:25 PM

26. it comes from the sign below--carried by a bagger some time back. it has since come into usage

here on DU, and other places, to indicate that someone is far past being a moron--s/he is a MORAN.

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Response to Ernest Partridge (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 01:26 PM

27. Go ahead and google this phrase:

"Get a brain, morans!"


and all will be revealed!



Welcome to DU!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 10:07 AM

9. while looking for one of my favourite signs from these idiots (it reads: english is are language)

I ran across this poster, which reminds me of one of my favourite george carlin routines:

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 10:14 AM

10. that was one depressing video. have seen all those signs, over the years, of course. but, seeing

so many of them at the same time is really, truly depressing.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 10:29 AM

12. igorant and poud of it

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 10:32 AM

14. stupid and angry = the good life for some I guess....

I would have pity but they are haters

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 11:41 AM

21. Get a Brain, Morans!

That has to be my favorite Teabagger poor English slogan of all time. Just to be fair to the Teabaggers, I believe that quite a few of their misspellings were simply typos or oversights that came from writing their billboards with undue haste. But much more disturbing is the content of their signs: such blatant racism and bigotry, with complete disregard for any kind of facts or reality check. They don't realize that the Koch brothers and the other dark money groups are simply exploiting and using their ignorance and prejudices for their own ends - it's like the Teabaggers are drones sent by the ultraconservative SuperPacs to do their dirty work.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 12:00 PM

22. teabonics

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Dec 11, 2013, 12:38 PM

23. Right up there with 'Homescholers for Perry"

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