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Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumor or spread gossip, even about Trump

In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?”

“Wait a moment,” Socrates replied, “Before you tell me I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.”

“Triple filter?” asked the acquaintance.

“That’s right,” Socrates continued, “Before you talk to me about Diogenes let’s take a moment to filter what you’re going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

“No,” the man said, “Actually, I just heard about it.”

“All right,” said Socrates, “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about Diogenes something good?”

“No, on the contrary…”

“So,” Socrates continued, “You want to tell me something about Diogenes that may be bad, even though you’re not certain it’s true?”

The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued, “You may still pass the test though, because there is a third filter, the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about Diogenes going to be useful to me?”

“No, not really.”

“Well,” concluded Socrates, “If what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me or anyone at all?”

The man was bewildered and ashamed. This is an example of why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

It also explains why Socrates never found out that Diogenes was banging his wife.

"A Very Barry Christmas" by Amerigo Gazaway

What we need today...

Is a lot of that Classic American Resolve to fuck Nazis up.

See a Nazi? Fuck him up.

Say what you will about Gen. George S. Patton, besides being an imperious, war mongering son of a bitch, he knew how to fuck Nazis up when he saw them. Did it without hesitation, because fucking Nazis up was the right thing to do.

I really miss the Fuck Nazis Up Generation.

We've lost a lot of ourselves as they've faded away.

Worst Vice President Ever - Past, Present and Future Edition.

I hope that you won't mind me leaving this right here, do you?

Apparently, Greenwald's check from Putin just cleared.

Glenn Greenwald: Democrats Need to ‘Stop Calling Everybody a Putin Stooge’
by Josh Feldman | 8:21 pm, December 21st, 2016

Journalist Glenn Greenwald appeared on MSNBC today to keep making his argument that more skepticism is needed in the discussion about Russian hacking––a skepticism that he doesn’t think Democrats are responding to that well.

He told Ari Melber that all we have so far on Russian hacking is “circumstantial evidence” from intelligence agencies who have not been hesitant to spread disinformation before.

Greenwald said all the talk of Russia before the election was just a political tactic, because “fear is a really potent weapon.”

As he indicated on Fox News earlier this week, Greenwald isn’t completely dismissing the idea that Russia was involved in hacking, he’s just asking for evidence to back that claim up.


And it's already started...

The winger groundlings are restless with their newly minted con man in chief. You can thank Slug Gingrich for causing a backlash against the illegitimate con man after he blatantly admitted than the "swamp" isn't going to be drained.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

In response, the visceral reaction in New Trumpanistan is to blame his election on, now hold on to your bloomers... the DEMOCRATS.

You heard that right, according to those brain donors, Democrats elected Cheetolini Pussygrabber, lock, stock and whisky barrel.

For a while there I was wondering to what extent the RWNJs were willing to fall, in order to satisfy their obsession to deny reality and live in a faith-based alternate universe of their own making. Stretching the limits of rationality is an exercise in which they excel, but you would think that the realization that they've conned themselves would eventually set in, right?

No, ladies and germs, it seems that their penchant for self-delusion has no limit. None... Zip... NADA! It's as boundless as the borders of space and time.

AS a matter of fact, as the Republican Party and their titular, stubby fingered imbecile are busy running the country into the ground, it's quite clear that the red hats are going to respond by believing that running the country into the ground is all fine and dandy, while rewarding those same GOPrs with even more votes.

Because, if serial arson doesn't bring back jobs, we should all just drop fire bombs on the old growth brush and tinder to do the trick, right?

Thanks, America... We're now the stupid country.

Cops Successfully Disarm A White Person Without Killing Them - Supplemental 21/12/16

Jesse Williams: “We know that police somehow manage to de-escalate, disarm and not kill white people everyday.”

Seemingly Unprovoked White Woman Aims Laser-sighted Gun at Man in McDonald’s Parking Lot

A white Jacksonville, Florida, woman was arrested Friday, Dec. 16, after pointing a gun at a Black motorist and two McDonald’s employees.

The woman, identified as 55-year-old Mary Ulman, began harassing 47-year-old Charles Daniels over a parking space at a local McDonald’s restaurant at lunchtime.

Daniels was attempting to park, but he noticed that his car was a little crooked. So, he backed up enough to adjust his vehicle. And this is allegedly what set the woman off.

In an interview with News4Jax, Daniels said the woman began honking her horn at him and yelling racial slurs from her vehicle after he pulled into a space next to her. Then, after parking, Daniels walked in front of Ulman’s car while trying desperately to ignore her verbal harassment.

“She was racial slurs this and that, but my grandfather didn’t raise us that way, so I overlooked it,” Daniels says.

However, his attempt to take the high road was ignored. Daniels told police that he noticed Ulman pointing a gun at him and saw a red dot from a laser on his shoulder.


Santa is a dick...

"Not now, Maureen. I'm on my smoke break."

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