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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:46 AM

"He was a fattish but active man of paralyzing stupidity,

a mass of imbecile enthusiasms--one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the thought police, the stability of the Party depended.

- George Orwell

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Reply "He was a fattish but active man of paralyzing stupidity, (Original post)
ehrnst Sep 25 OP
raven mad Sep 25 #1
George II Sep 25 #2
L. Coyote Sep 25 #3
maddiemom Sep 25 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 25 #6
Paka Sep 25 #5
oberliner Sep 25 #7
grantcart Sep 25 #8
Grins Sep 25 #9
onetexan Sep 25 #10
ehrnst Sep 25 #14
MoonRiver Sep 25 #11
dalton99a Sep 25 #12
forgotmylogin Sep 25 #13
WhiteTara Sep 25 #15
Wounded Bear Sep 25 #16
Bleacher Creature Sep 25 #17
Nitram Sep 25 #18
niyad Sep 25 #19
mdbl Sep 25 #20
ProudLib72 Sep 25 #21
PatrickforO Sep 25 #22
ailsagirl Sep 25 #23

Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:19 AM

1. If I could kick more, I would.

Perfect.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:41 AM

2. aka, a dotard.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:47 AM

3. The world is ripe for another Orwell.

We need that voice in our times.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:56 AM

4. "Fattish but ACTIVE?"

That's one over Trump, since Twitter (Trump's ONE major activity) wasn't around at the time.

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Response to maddiemom (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:00 AM

6. Hey, give electric golf carts their due credit!

Good workout for feet and wrists!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:57 AM

5. K&R

Still nobody listens.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:05 AM

7. Tom Parsons

More a devoted Trumpist type than Trump himself.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:25 AM

8. Trump or Kim Jung Un?

Fits both to a T.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:27 AM

9. I actually have that quote!! Saved it for cases like this...

I think I first read it on Driftglass.

Here is another; note the date:

"GEORGE ORWELL was a genuinely modest man. But he knew he had a talent for facing unpleasant facts. That doesn't seem at first glance like much of a gift. But when one looks around the world, one quickly sees how rare it is. Most people nurture the facts that confirm their worldview and ignore or marginalize the ones that don't, unable to achieve enough emotional detachment from their own political passions to see the world as it really is. Now that the war in Iraq is over, we'll find out how many people around the world are capable of facing unpleasant facts." - David Brooks, April 28, 2003, who made up GOP "facts", and is still unable to see the Dystopian GOP hellscape he helped to create.


Yeah; he actually wrote that shit.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:42 AM

10. Shakespearean quotes from a lovely mug my hubby received one Christmas

"Oh gull, oh dolt, as ignorant as dirt"

"quintessence of dirt"

"canker-blossom"

"Thou art a boil, a plague sore"

"mountain of mad flesh"

"bolting-hutch of beastliness"

"not so much brain as ear wax"

"long-tongu'd babbling gossip"

"beetle-headed flap-ear'd knave"

"lewdly inclin'd"

"clod of wayward marl"

"infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise-breaker"











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Response to onetexan (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:01 AM

14. "A periwig pated fellow"(nt)

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:43 AM

11. OMG, prophetic!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:45 AM

12. Bingo.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:55 AM

13. It'd be interesting to ask the Dotard-

-if a journalist were brave enough. "Have you read Orwell's 1984, and can you discuss its themes?"

"1984...George Orwell... great American author...incredible. One of the best. Melania and were thinking of having him up to the White House for dinner--the way he wrote about the year 1984...which was a great year...the best...great President in the year 1984, Ronald Reagan, great man...even though Orville wrote about a year that's in the past, it's still timely today...patriotism...America...getting along with Russia...great book. "

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:05 AM

15. That describes every Republicon politician in my state.

Fattish but active in their destruction of the lives of the citizens of our state.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:09 AM

16. I didn't recognize the quote initially...

My first thought was Confederacy of Dunces. Ignatius J. Reilly makes a great, if less "successful" caricature of Trump.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:36 AM

17. Eerie. Just spot on perfect. NT

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:11 PM

18. More evidence that Orwell was prescient.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 02:30 PM

19. how utterly prescient of orwell!!

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 05:57 PM

20. Orwell was one of the great Prophets of the last century

Mike Judge started off the next century with the prophetic movie Idiocracy.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 06:13 PM

21. Bung him in room 101 FOREVER!!!

Dotard's room 101 is filled with news clippings telling the truth about him.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 07:07 PM

22. Oh, my gosh, it's TRUMP!

Orwell was prescient.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:46 PM

23. "paralyzing stupidity"

Don't you love it?

dump is astonishing in his ineptitude

Love hearing/coming up with new ways to describe his lamentable inadequacies

And, yes, Orwell was prescient to an alarming degree

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