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Re: “Why The Fuss?

Mike1,
Standing up to a bully is not bullying. The demonstrators are protesting Trumps statements, which having been uttered and recorded are therefore facts and can be considered threats.
Another example, Bush is evil is an opinion, can't be substantiated. Obama is a Muslim is a lie because his religion can be substantiated, well as much as any faith can be.
And regarding demonization, your refer to Memphis State as a children's daycare based on the actions of a few hundred students out of an enrollment of over 22,000.
I don't have a clue as to what hug it all out means.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/18/2016 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Ah, lot's of dancing around opinions like they are facts. It's what we do as people - demonize and attempt to bully who or what we don't know, or don't like. Bush was evil, Obama a muslim, etc. ..... Let's all hug it all out, shall we? .... meet you at the local children's daycare (aka, local university) ....

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Posted by Mike 1 on 11/18/2016 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

So, y'all got nuthin'. Who knew!

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 11/17/2016 at 11:34 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Bric laying turds ... again

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Posted by datGuy on 11/17/2016 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Brichy,
Why you are our evidence. You are the evidentiary gift that keeps on giving.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/17/2016 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Thanks for this, Bruce. I've got a feeling The Flyer will be helping me keep my sanity for the next four years. We are fortunate to have your perspective and excellent journalism.

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Posted by cd on 11/17/2016 at 8:11 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

CL,

Really? Easily led astray? How so? What is your evidence?

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 11/17/2016 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Smitty,

To be perfectly honest, Trump is demonstrably more stable than HRC. Just look what she did to the Middle East or Ukraine. Look at what she said about Russia. Don't believe me? Listen to Jill.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 11/17/2016 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Shirley,

California just voted to reinstitute segregation. Black people are on film in multiple instances all across the country assaulting white trump supporters, and black trump supporters. A hispanic man murdered a black trump supporter and shot the murdered mans date. There are no neighborhoods where Jews are not allowed to live in any place in the United States. However, many of the Leftist in the United States appear more than happy to start doing just that. Just because you are unaware of this doesn't make it untrue. The word retard was introduced into the professional lexicon because the previous words, moron, imbecile, and idiot, had become politically incorrect and were being used as an insults. Then this same thing, predictably, happened with Retard as well. Now we use different terms, but all of them start as part of the professional lexicon of psychologists.

I could go on and on, like you did. Maybe later. Practically everything you said is just plain wrong or indicative of a total lack of informed thought on your part.

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Posted by Bric-a-Brac on 11/17/2016 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Take It Down

ALJ2, still desperately looking for articles that aren't posted "members only."

Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 11/17/2016 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

I love the folks saying, stop picking on Trump, he's really not a hardliner, and the white supremacists are not really going to go back to hanging black people, or running pogroms in Streets where there are presently businesses where the windows don't have rocks thrown through them and the walls don't have Jew written on them in pigs blood. I am interested to know what the complainer thinks our comfortable urban position is - the one that Trump is messing up.... Do you mean the abolition of segregation, or the fact that we don't have neighborhoods where Jews aren't allowed to live anymore, or that we don't call people with intellectual disabilities retards now, or that we don't stand up and mock people with physical disabilities, or the fact that we don't think it's good ole boy stuff to grab women by their vagina and brag about how we do it and how we get away with it. Are those the kind of things we have become comfortable with and that Trump is going to change because.. ummm ... we never should have believed that society should bwe like that in the first place? You know, treating people of all cultures and all skin colors and all sexual preferences the same? Of course, we still are far from perfect at that, but there has been a lot of progress since the 60s. I still remember people in my home town - one of which was a deacon of our church, slapping on blackface for the 4th of july day parade and getting up on the back of a truck and dancing a jig. I remember people in our town joking (defined as making fun of) with a woman in our town who was mentally disabled, and the friendliest person you'd want to know... all she looked for in life was to be treated decently and to be friends with everyone. and of course, we all remember the days when if the old lady gave you too much lip, you made it bigger by slugging her in the mouth, or throwing her across the room and breaking a few ribs. I was a teenager and in my early 20s when "Madman" was pretty much a way of life, and fanny patting and boob tweaking were part of office life, along with smoking at your desk. Yes, there have been a lot of changes we have become comfortable with. Was that wrong? Should we have left things the way they were, and the way in Trump's world they still are? I don't think Hillary was perfect, although I sure didn't buy into all the rumors about her and Bill killing somewhere between 40 and 80 people, especially since no proof was found even after spending tens of millions of dollars and more than a decade searching for something, anything that could be held as a crime. The only crime they found, and it amuses me that people are still shocked and outraged by it, was that Bill got a bj under his desk from an intern. Especially amusing since Bill getting some out of wedlock voluntary sex outrages the GOPers more than Trump grabbing women by the vagina whether they liked it or not, secure in the knowledge that he was way too much of a celebrity for them to make a fuss about it. I'm still trying to figure out how Bill's zipper problems were more outrageous than Trumps grabbing some involuntary squeezes in the nether regions of any woman he could get close enough to. I'm not defending Bill, mind you. He was a terrible husband, and for those who complain about Hillary throwing lamps and yelling at him as well as having words with women Bill got a little outside exercise with, I always thought Hillary was pretty easy on everyone concerned. I'd have been out looking for a bobbit type method of punishing Bill. But if every man who cheated on his was was fined and put in jail, half the men in America would be filling our jails. not to mention that in most places, Trumps sexual grabbing is considered a crime called sexual assault. To clarify for me, what is wrong with becoming used to not calling black people the N word, and giving up the idea that if you were married to a woman, she was yours - all of her - whenever you wanted. I must be missing something here. I'd really like to know what is bad about learning to treat everyone equally and not calling them names associated with their color, religion, culture, intellectual abilities or lack of them, etc. Should those who are gay start loading up on lumber, hammers and nails and begin building some closets again? Please, explain why Trumps attitude toward all these groups is good and that of most of the rest of us is bad?

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Posted by Shirley Bartlett on 11/17/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Take It Down

@datGuy - Club Soda! What do I win?

Posted by OakTree on 11/17/2016 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Take It Down

Is it past time yet to stop burning the American flag yet? Or calling a nation where you're paid $12 million a year for playing a game oppressive? Or looting and burning businesses as a call for "social justice"? Just askin'

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Posted by ALJ2 on 11/17/2016 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Simple demonstration of why 'liberal' is not synonymous with 'progressive'. Being on the 'liberal' team and pursuing a 'liberal' agenda does not always lead to progress.

In fact, the inability of our leaders to recognize that, is the largest reason why the last few years haven't really translated to any substantive change to improve average peoples' lives, but instead have only deepened the hole which the 1% are digging for the children of the middle class.

How's that "Hope and Change" working out for ya?

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archiv…

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Posted by OakTree on 11/17/2016 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

The country did survive Jackson. The concern of many is the order of magnitude of destruction that could be unleashed in modern times makes me a bit more wobbly than usual.

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Posted by Smitty1961 on 11/17/2016 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

One of the reasons I couldn't support Hillary was because the stated policy on her website was she wanted to use mental health services politically to deny constitutional rights to bear arms to the mentally ill in order to prevent mass shootings as a way to circumvent the criminal justice system and due process by treating as guilty those who have not yet committed a crime.

It seems to be a disturbing trend to label those whose opinions who are inconvenient as mentally ill in order to invalidate and dehumanize them when logic fails. Specifically this is common in divorce custody cases. Often, the first step in permanently severing the parental rights of someone is a court ordered psychiatric evaluation. Look up the TN.gov court of appeals and tell me I'm lying.

I work in medical billing, and I often see doctors use mental health diagnoses to punish "difficult" patients who stand up for themselves and refuse to blindly comply with the demands of the institutional setting of hospitals. These sorts of accusations do not imply the ability to defend oneself in the court of law. Seeing Hillary supporters double down on this unethical tactic only confirms my decision to vote Jill Stein.

When someone calls Trump crazy, what I hear is someone calling Obama a muslim.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 11/17/2016 at 4:46 PM

Re: “What They Said...

towboat,
Wikileaks, godblessum, didn't start until '06. Before that we had to rely on left wing commie muck rakers.

Posted by CL Mullins on 11/17/2016 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

The Flyer's "base" is, and always has been, thinking, progressive people accepting of racial, gender, and cultural diversity, environmentally aware, pro-women's rights.

Wow wherever I travel in the world I'll be sure to take a copy of the Flyer to demonstrate that I too fit the above cool person description, yep the infrastructure of my city may be fucked, a murder a day ? and my personal desperate attempt to cling to crass 50s stuff is so cool, come on you guys get a reality check and think about moving forward .

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Posted by Diamond Ted on 11/17/2016 at 4:15 PM

Re: “What They Said...

CL Mullins,have you noticed that only NOW people are wondering what national security secrest will be exposed by Wikilieaks?
Where were those folks during the Bush 43 Administration?

Posted by towboatman on 11/17/2016 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Why The Fuss?

Funkbr,
Mary is politely saying that Trump is a punk easily led astray, particularly sensitive to what other people think of him. If he was poorer he'd make a first rate politician.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 11/17/2016 at 3:35 PM

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