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Fri May 29, 2020, 09:49 AM

The Karen in Chief

The United States feels like a nation of Karens these days, so it’s only appropriate that the president would be the Karen in chief.

A Karen, if you’ve somehow missed the memo, is the type of person who demands to see the manager or calls the cops, like the dog owner who summoned the NYPD to Central Park after an African American man asked her to leash her dog. As my colleague Kaitlyn Tiffany writes, “They’re obsessed with banal consumer trends and their personal appearance, and typically criminally misguided, usually loudly and with extreme confidence.”

The term is most commonly applied to middle-aged women—but why abide by that sexist standard? A man can easily be a Karen, as Donald Trump is proving this week. When Trump gets sufficiently angry about anyone who dares criticize him, he is quick to work the referees, attempting to use the force of the law to bully the critics into submission and to try to intimidate would-be critics from opening their mouths. That’s what Trump is doing in resurfacing old and spurious accusations of murder against the TV host Joe Scarborough, and in preparing an executive order to punish social-media companies after Twitter dared to fact-check his words.


https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/trump-social-media-scarborough/612193/

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douglas9 May 29 OP
CurtEastPoint May 29 #1
Alacritous Crier May 29 #3
underpants May 29 #2
hurple May 29 #4
Kahuna May 29 #5
lagomorph777 May 29 #6
lame54 May 29 #7
lagomorph777 May 29 #8
BigDemVoter May 29 #9
Mopar151 May 29 #10

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:55 AM

1. Cue the 'Karen' squad....

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:34 AM

3. ...



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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 10:34 AM

2. Love the article title

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:00 AM

4. Karen is the wrong name

Should be a Beverly.

Some of you might get that...

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:41 PM

5. I got your Karen, right here...

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:30 PM

6. Can we be done with the bigoted "Karen" thing?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 03:50 PM

7. Living my whole life as a Peter...

I'm not feeling bad for 2 months of Karen

I'm sure John feels the same way

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Response to lame54 (Reply #7)

Fri May 29, 2020, 04:16 PM

8. And Dick

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 05:46 PM

9. Rude maybe, but bigoted?

I'm not sure I follow? I'm certainly not trying to make a dispute--just curious. I'm wondering whether "Jane Doe" might be more apt? I personally have no skin in this at all.

A man's name would be just as appropriate. . . .

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 09:58 PM

10. Mrs. Loudenpissy nt

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