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FB Friends? What is your policy? Can you be friends with people who LIKE the WRONG guy?

This is the question "Being Liberal" is asking on FB. Here is my answer...

I'll talk to them.

Conversations with people who agree with me all the time don't accomplish anything. Liberals tend to lose often because they get fed up and resort to playing the "you're a dipshit, I'm a genius" card. It's tempting, but ends up wasting everyone's time while achieving nothing.

Liberals also tend to lose often because after they get done playing the "you're a dipshit, I'm a genius" card, they skulk back to comfy places where everyone agrees with them, get really sad when the bad guys win, and resume watching "Mad Men" or whatever while seething with resentment and alienation.

Another reason liberals tend to lose a lot is because a lot of people who claim to be liberals are not; spouting the talking points will win you friends and get you laid, but if some social program you were impressing some chick with your outspoken support for comes to your neighborhood, threatening to lower your property value, and you suddenly turn into Douche Lib-baugh, chances are you were a conservative all along and you might be guilty of rape because you lied to get in someone's pants.

I'll talk because there's a lot to talk about, but I am much more interested in having discussions with those hip, disaffected "they're all a bunch of liars" folks. These people are truly frightening. Engaging them is difficult, frustrating, prone to iThing interruptions; I am dismissed more often than I am taken seriously, but I know the stakes and I know that every "meh" is a vote for the GOP -- one small "meh" closer to creating a country I don't want to live in.

Political discussions outside one's comfort zone are crucial now. Learn to spot fanatics quickly so they don't waste your time, because they will try to. Focus on the apathetic. Find something they genuinely care about and share what you know. If you're squishy on the particulars, we still have the Internet for now; we won't if the GOP has their way. Start there.

But for fuck's sake start.

CHAIRNOBYL AND BEYOND: A Hard Look Back. (pic)

Kudos to Vox_Moi for coming up with "Chairnobyl"

Clint on presidential machismo...

The wolf dons his sheep costume

This picture is from the venue in Tampa where the Republican National Convention is to be held.

The republicans are going to pass themselves off as some sort of alt-democrats. They have doused their convention in blue.

Bluewashing.

What's next? Romney in blackface?

Agenda Malfunction in Akin unit MO-02 (pic)



MittPaul on women's reproductive rights: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021114496
MittPaul on elderly protesters: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021117214
MittPaul on communicating: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021123222
MittPaul on legalization (and Earth's atomosphere): http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021129442
MittPaul on Obama SuperPAC ads: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021146523
MittPaul Rages Against The Machine: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021152851

EDIT: Akin has apparently finished his meeting with The Cowboy.

Seriously, though; he will drop out before the deadline, I believe. It's going to cost Sheldon and the Kochs a bundle, but he will.
EDIT; CHA-CHING!

Mitt vs. Mitt (video)

All of the times the guy who will say anything to become president has contradicted himself.

One thing I'm sure he will be consistent on after seeing this video: making the Internet more like China's.

Still waiting for someone to check in on Facebook re: 2016

I started a thread for them:

***

So just in case one of my beloved FB friends was among the busload of people who accounted for the entire weekend box-office gross of "2016: Obama's America," tell me:

1. Does "theater food" get counted when computing box-office?
2. Did they give out free samples of refreshing "oxy-ade?"
3. How convincing was the narrator's Morgan Freeman impersonation?

I'll check back for responses in about a week after the debriefing.
http://​www.hollywoodreporter.com/​review/​2016-obamas-america-film-review​-358302

Sleep Now In The Fire! (graphic)



MittPaul on women's reproductive rights: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021114496
MittPaul on elderly protesters: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021117214
MittPaul on communicating: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021123222
MittPaul on legalization (and Earth's atomosphere): http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021129442
MittPaul on Obama SuperPAC ads: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021146523
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