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"This isn't an attack on a woman, it's an attack on a Trump supporter."


A range of opinions from DUers on the subject of cheering on protesters throwing eggs at a woman attending a Trump rally:

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Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: I disagree with throwing eggs as a form of protest, however, I don't think the poster's subject line is serious enough to hide it.

Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Agree with the alerter. Just because this woman supports Trump does not mean she should be assaulted in any way. If she were a Hillary or Bernie supporter, there would be massive DU outrage at such an attack. Hide it - don't encourage this kind of intolerance and violence, against this woman or anyone else.

Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: We have an ugly side too.
To hide it or to pretend that this doesn't exist is to bury our heads in the sand and learn nothing.
This isn't an attack on a woman, it's an attack on a Trump supporter.

Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: It's not only the assault. Violence is part of the Trump Cult's culture, and it's bad enough that some of their opponents are stooping to their level. But, it's even worse when people here celebrate that kind of behavior.

Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: This is one of the most disgusting and evil posts I've seen on DU. Shame on you. Hide it and potentially ban the poster as well if it's part of a pattern of behaviour - DU must not become a haven for incitement to violence.

Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given

Juror #7 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Are we really advocating physical assault on people who support Trump? How are the people assaulting this woman morally superior to the Trumpsters?

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In order to get people to accept violence against others, it is first helpful to de-humanize the object of the violence.

The reasoning of Juror #3 is such a good embodiment of this principle, that it is worth sharing:

"This isn't an attack on a woman, it's an attack on a Trump supporter."

Once you have placed the object of violence into a category other than "human", then anything is possible.

Congratulations Trump Protestors


I guess some of the geniuses in California are going to be featured in a Trump ad modeled after this highly successful Nixon ad:



MOST people - by far the vast majority - do not spend a lot of their time thinking about politics. They have their lives to manage.

I'm thinking lithium battery in a consumer device

Because it's only a matter of time.

Virginia Woman Chooses Death Over Voting

Fit, rested, and ready to serve as Trump's VP



IMHO, Charlie is the perfect candidate to complete this hilarious comedy duo.

Inadvertent Philadelphia News Humor







Proof Hillary has hit the peak, and can only go down from it



...along with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay




Call me "Ishmael"


Oh my, the vapors over Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill


Against my better angels, I took a tour of the Internet fever swamps to see how the denizens thereof are taking the news. True to form, they did not disappoint.

What strikes me in some of their ridiculous reactions is that our currency used to be a lot more interesting than a collection of dead presidents (plus Ben Franklin) in the first place.

We have had Native Americans:







We have even had pagan gods!









Can you imagine the conniptions that would result from proposing to put a pagan god on US currency today?

Great Moments In Presidential Hairstyles

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