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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 03:54 PM

Multiple Freepers post sensibly (check the temperature in hell).

It occasionally happens that a thread on Free Republic includes one thoughtful and valuable comment (leading to suspicions here that its author will soon be zotted). In this instance, though, we see more than one Freeper who seems to have a few functioning neurons.

Matters begin in typical FR fashion, with a bonehead anti-government harangue in this thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2893725/posts (titled "HHS Spends Taxpayer $$$ on....Slavery???"). Freeper Gabrial reports seeing a sign in Houston for an 800 number for reporting instances of slavery to the Department of Health and Human Services. Gabrial objects to this use of tax money. Apparently, Gabrial thinks that slavery ended with the Civil War and subsequent scare-mongering about it is just another librul boondoggle. So far, so normal.

Then things get weird. In the very first response, Freeper muawiyah mentions exploitation of domestic servants and concludes, "So, yes, slavery exists in modern America." Half a dozen other Freepers join in to educate Gabrial about the contemporary problem of human trafficking.

OK, some of them take the opportunity to flog one of their favorite targets, illegal immigration... but still, the whole thread is astonishingly advanced for that lot.

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Response to Jim Lane (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 03:57 PM

1. I am surprised that they didn't mis-read that and say

 

"HHS Spends Taxpayer $$$ on slavery! Wait, they're SLAVEMONGERS?!!!"

I expect that kind of reading comprehension from those knuckle-draggers.

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Response to Jim Lane (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:00 PM

2. Suddenly talk of the 2012 apocalypse doesn't seem so far fetched....

so I am traumatized now. I think I need to lay down. Seriously though, this isn't a good sign for their side, if people start waking up they will leave the GOP in droves.

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Response to Jim Lane (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:14 PM

3. Probably a buncha left-wing trolls!



Sounds like that conversation is a bit above their compassion limits!

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:33 PM

11. +1

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Response to Jim Lane (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:40 PM

4. Limbaugh sees his dream of a harem of peasant houseboys slowly slipping

away. No frolicking for Rush if he's losing the Freepers on this one!

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Response to brewens (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:43 PM

5. He'll have to set up his harem in the Dominican Republic, where it's cheaper, anyway. (n/t)

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Response to Jim Lane (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:45 PM

6. As of 3:52pm 6/10/2012, it was 89 Degrees Farenheit

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 04:36 PM

9. LOL, thanks for the digression.

I see from Wikipedia that there's also a Hell, Arizona and a Hell, California, but they're probably less likely to freeze over.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:28 PM

10. actually, hell is frozen over quite regularly

Hell, Norway
Cue "Hell freezing over" joke here. Hell, Norway, has gained notoriety for the combination of its name and sub-arctic temperatures. The average temperature in February 2010 was a balmy 20 degrees F. Tourists have trekked to Hell in recent years, many to photograph themselves in front of one of the town’s train station signs.

Hell freezes over, on average, a third of the year, running from December through March.

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Response to Jim Lane (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:51 PM

7. I had one correct me on a spelling error awhile back. I usually ignore the

spell check on short posts where I'm sure I got everything right. Who knew there would be a Freeper that could spell?

I can't resist messing with them a little.

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Response to Jim Lane (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 05:16 PM

8. There are some evangelical churches talking about human trafficking

So maybe that's where the ones that corrected the original freep got their information. I have a FB friend (a formerly reasonable person who went fundie a few years ago) who attends one, and she has posted about her church's efforts to fight it.

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