Your 7.31.19 Playpen

Tommy Tuberville is running to be the great state of Alabama’s United States Senator.

He’s got some baggage, though.  He has a hard time with commitment.

Just ask the folks at Ole Miss.  Or this kid, “who was in Lubbock for an official visit last weekend, told the recruiting site Wreckem247.com that Tuberville stepped away from a dinner with several recruits and assistant coaches Friday night and never returned” after receiving and accepting an offer to become Cincinnati’s coach.  Or Cincinnati, for that matter.

That seems like a target-rich environment for a political competitor.  So, if you’re Tubs, and you really don’t want to stick to sports, what’s the winning strategy?  Apparently, it’s pandering.

Tuberville returned several times to the theme that a belief in God is essential to fixing what he believes are the nation’s pressing problems. He received applause and an amen or two when he said he believes the Trump presidency was a gift from God.

“I want to help Donald Trump and you get this mess straightened out,” Tuberville said. “And I’m going to do that. But we’ve got to put Jesus and God before everything else. And if we don’t do that we’re going to be brought down to our knees again.”

Maybe that’s why he never won a national title at Auburn.

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  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Pandering is certainly a tried and true strategy. I’d say at least 100% of politicians use it. I grant the Senator that it’s still nauseating and mockworthy.

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  2. TNlogDawg

    It still blows my mind that anyone who believes the teachings of Jesus Christ can back Donald J. Trump with either a straight face or not bursting into flames.
    Go Dawgs!

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    • Derek

      Thou shalt grabbeth the poontang which pleaseth you without censure.

      Thus endeth the lesson.

      These are people who went to church every Sunday while holding human chattel. These are people who have zero problems with living a lie. The bigger the lie, the better.

      Just feed them bullshit that makes them feel victimized and superior and they’ll eat it up.

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    • Agreed. Trump is about 180 degrees out from any of the teachings from Jesus Christ. I get voting for him over Hillary because she was as bad, and a choice had to be made, but acting like this guy has anything to do with a plan by God is beyond dumb. We are talking flat-earth type dumb. It scares me that people this dumb even exist.

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      • gastr1

        I can’t believe a person who gets just how bad is can say, apparently without tongue in cheek, that Hillary was “just as bad.” Get a grip, man. Call the others dumb at your own peril if you really still believe that.

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        • ilini84

          As long as he fucks with libitards it’s ok. Where’s numbnnuts with his infographics?

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        • SpellDawg

          I would say Hillary’s baggage was on full display, Trump had the unknown wildcard going for him. I talked to several people who thought Trump’s pandering to the evangelical Right and hard-line Nationalism was an act that would disappear as soon as he took office and he’d be a business-minded moderate. It was a choice between two smelly bags of garbage, but one had a lotto ticket taped to it.

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        • Both are the scum of the earth in my opinion. Trump just doesn’t hide it.

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          • gastr1

            Meaning, basically, that in one case you can guess via hearsay, personal preferences (“that awful voice”), a few notable missteps (the emails, the fuck up in Benghazi); and in another, you’ve got objective evidence via tweets, video, legal documents, etc. of dictatorial statements and impulses, contradiction and humiliation of those in his own cabinet, use of the office for personal financial gain (corruption), racism in action and statement, sexism in action and statement, many, many rape/sexual assault accusations (several of which have gone to the courts), a legal trail of payoffs and settlements for financial and other abuses, incredible hypocrisy and duplicity on just about everything, a policy of abuse and something very much like concentration camps on the border, & the general sowing of discord and mistrust in government, and each other, among the populace. Yes. As you said, clearly objective evidence of equal scummery. Or whatever.

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            • You are barking up the wrong tree dog. I didn’t vote for Trump.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              It’s amusing because you’re not using names. Yet your one person vs. the other person examples cut equally either way. Is Trump a racist, or is Hillary? Well, Trump doens’t want to give Medicare to illegal aliens, so I guess that qualifies as racist these days. On the other hand, Hillary has been quoted using slurs in private. But I guess that doesn’t count?

              As I said, amusing.

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          God bless Hillary’s jihad against the brown heathens.

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    • Anonymous

      Because the Bible includes teachings like the regulations for how to sell your daughter as a sex slave, how badly you can beat your slave just because you had a bad day and wanted to beat your property, how to treat your concubines. It also authorizes stoning people for adultery, blasphemy, heresy, etc.

      but, but, but Jesus changed the rules…. Wrong (and no, don’t go quoting Romans 5).

      Matthew Chapter 5

      5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Don’t think that I’ve come to destroy the law Moses or the prophets. I haven’t come to destroy, but to fulfill. [5]

      5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

      5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Until heaven and earth pass away, not one jot or tittle will pass from the law [6], until all is fulfilled.So whoever breaks even one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do so, will be called the least in the kingdom of heaven.

      5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

      The things people associate with the kindness, tolerance, and peace of Christianity are a development from Enlightenment Philosophy (and the continued struggle to have those beliefs applied to all people) and the Paganization of Christianity after Constantine (e.g. Monogamy was not a Christian idea; it was a Pagan tradition).

      Here is one maxim that you can take to the bank. Culture influences religious beliefs; the inverse is not true.

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      • Got Cowdog

        Why can’t we quote Romans 5?

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        • Anonymous

          Because Christians try to point to Paul’s language of Jesus “fulfilling the law” as a reason as a reason that the old testament doesn’t apply anymore (except for the parts that they like). If that was so, the Jesus character would have told everyone, “Hold up, man. Just wait 3 more weeks, then y’all can’t eat bacon after the Romans kill me”. There would be no liturgical point to keeping all those points as they would have been fulfilled. That would make the New Testament a book for 1st Century AD and not a “New and Living Testament”.

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      • Did I mention I am atheist and don’t believe in any of this bullshit?

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      • Dawgflan

        Experience, a component of that being culture, drives the way the Bible is read, and the beliefs that flow. It should be that way. Agree with you 100%. However, the perspective I draw from that observation is seemingly different than you.

        Maybe, just maybe, the Bible story is a lot more radical and subversive than the narrative set by the people in power. You know, the religious leaders, governments, and empires that Jesus literally gave his life in resistance to? Maybe the real narrative is one of freedom, and not of control. If so, it reasons that it takes outside forces that begin outside the power structures – like the enlightenment, evolution, the civil rights movements, quantum physics, and other scientific and cultural prophets – to disrupt the narrative, and call into question the nature of divinity and how it flows through you and me. It’s a trajectory that begins and evolves across the Bible, but one that continues.

        On thread, the Religious Right is has made their deal with Trump and the Republicans, and they deserve everything that they have coming.

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      • tl;dr
        About the only thing more grating than a preacher is a preacher on a football blog.

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        • Anonymous

          I’m not a preacher; I am an atheist. I was talking about the “No Christian could vote for Trump” vs “No Christian could vote for a Demonrat” bullshit. Dawgflan above got my point. THeir culture influences what they think Christianity says. The term “Christianity” is really nothing more than lipstick on a pig.

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  3. TimberRidgeDawg

    Whatever happened to Bobby Lowder? I doubt he’s contributing to Tubs campaign.

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  4. Derek

    Add straight lying idiotic victimization and he might have a chance:

    “We took prayer out of the schools in the mid-’60s. [Since] we did that, it’s really gone down hill,” Tuberville lamented.

    “Let me give y’all a little stat. There’s 10 states, Texas being one of them, that there’s another religion that can have five prayers a day in the school. If we say the Lord’s Prayer, our kids get sent home. Wrong,” Tuberville said. “There’s a double standard in this country, and if we don’t stand up and start speaking out for God, prayer and the values that we need to get back, we’re not going to be a country anymore.”

    Not a politician? Seems right at home. I guess he’s willing to answer for the lying…or he’s just as stupid as the intended audience.

    And don’t forget to thank GRU and Vladimir for doing Hod’s work, amirite?

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    • Mad Mike

      Praise Hod brother!!!

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    • Ricky McDurden

      I’ve never understood the “Prayer in School” argument. Nobody is saying your kids can’t pray in school. All that is said is that a public school teacher isn’t going to lead a classroom in prayer.

      So, where exactly are kids getting sent home for saying the Lord’s Prayer?

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      • Russ

        As long as there are tests, there will always be prayer in school.

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      • SpellDawg

        I would’ve been saying that prayer out-loud every day my senior year of high school. Protesting against religious intolerance reflects favorably compared to ditching school because I wanted to sit on the beach and drink beer.

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        • Got Cowdog

          Algebra and pregnancy tests require a good deal of prayer, in my experience.

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        • mwo

          I think what started the schools on the wrong path was no longer allowing corporal punishment. I was as much of a smart ass at 10 and 18 as I am now at 58. I learned quickly to act right in school or an ass whipping would follow, with another one or two when I got home. I had a tall beautiful blonde teacher in elementary school named Mrs. Marlow I believe she got her rocks off paddling 5th grade boys.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart

      Only one side is intellectual. And we all know which one it is.

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  5. Ben

    This Alabama senate race, or at least the republican primary, is a circus. There’s not a one of them running that is qualified.

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    • HirsuteDawg

      Well, Duh! They are in Alabama, of course they are not qualified. If God gave us Donald Trump he is either punishing us or has abandoned us.

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  6. Got Cowdog

    Sheee-it. Tub’s needs to hook up with Brian Kemp. ‘Ol Brian can show him a thing or two about pandering. Get an american flag wrap on his eff too fiddy and a shotgun, go round up some brown people cause, you know, they’re illegal. And a drain on resources that belong to real Americans.
    All while wearing a WWJD rubber wristband.

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    • ChiliDawg

      Tuberville unfortunately won’t have the advantage of fixing his own election, like Kemp did, working in his favor. Successfully pandering is a lot easier when you get to suppress all the people you aren’t pandering to.

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      • Got Cowdog

        C’mon Chili, he didn’t suppress ALL the people he didn’t pander to. And even if he did do a little suppressing to further the cause, you have to admit BK is still a world class panderer.

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        • ChiliDawg

          It’s amazing that more people weren’t flat out too embarrassed to go to the polls and vote for that hayseed. Just amazing. But that’s where we are, I guess. As a native of the state, I was absolutely dismayed by that. Really thought we were better than some of the neighboring redneck republics.

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          • Got Cowdog

            Ain’t that the truth.
            Except for the hayseed part. Calling Brian Kemp a Hayseed is an insult to all of us Hayseeds.

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Kemp applying laws passed by Democrats is bad. He shouldn’t be following the law if it hurts Democrats. Only if it hurts Republicans. Because racism.

        Besides, I thought Putin was fixing the elections.

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  7. ChiliDawg

    Evangelical Sharia. The new GOP. That’s why you have Republican congresspeople retiring in droves and newcomers like Tuberville and this shining star stepping up –

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  8. Mike Cooley

    I love when far left atheist statists suddenly get religion because Trump. Lol.

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    • Derek

      The Democrats have gotten more votes in 6 of the last 7 elections. Are you so dumb that you think that more than half the voters in America are far left atheists?

      This is a rhetorical question mike.

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      • Mike Cooley

        I’ll answer it anyway, middle school whizz kid. Are you so dumb that you really do t realize I’m talking about the Dereks of the party? There are reasonable Democrats who are good folks. They just can’t be heard over shrieking magpies like you.

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        • Derek

          But I’m neither an atheist nor a far left winger. I’m an anti-republican who mocks you and for good reason. You deserve it.

          Not stupid people understand that the degree to which I find trump and the modern gop antithetical to all things American is not the degree to which I’m a leftist ideologue.

          I’m not an ideologue of any stripe. I’m a pragmatist. What works matters, not theories. Facts matter not rhetoric designed to Balkanize a nation.

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          • Mike Cooley

            The chattering buzz of an ideologically posessed demon who overestimates his own intelligence and truly believes he is not just a run of the mill left wing foot soldier. Yawn. You claim to hate Trump but you exhibit the exact same types of his behavior that you claim to hate. You don’t even hate Trump you just hate anyone who doesn’t think what you think. The fact that he is as big of an asshole as you but comes at it from the right is your issue. If he acted the same but was a progressive you would drink his bath water.

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            • Derek

              I don’t hate trump because he’s an asshole. That your inconsistency. I hate him on substance.

              The fact that you rubes can’t tolerate an anonymous obnoxious asshole on a blog while embracing it in the wh is on you morons.

              I’m a free trader.

              I’m a capitalist.

              I fear the bern.

              I’m also pro-democracy, pro-civil rights, and pro-human rights.

              I’m anti-authoritarian.

              Where are my “leftist” positions? You can’t name them can you loser? Sad!

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              • Mike Cooley

                Lol! I doubt you’re anything that you say you are other than your admission that you’re an asshole. I know that’s true. You will be whoever you think you need to be in order to appear unassailable in your own mind as you try to win this little game of internet capture the flag. But I do get a laugh at yo trying to prove something to me.

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                • Derek

                  I’m successfully proving to the readers that you’re an idiot.

                  Sad!

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                • Mike Cooley

                  Nobody cares what you say, Derek. Lol. Nobody cares what I say. I come in here just to piss off you and Chili. You think you have an audience? Lol.

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                • Derek

                  It’s not working. You’re the one who makes the threats. You and rump ranger are always such tough guys threatening violence at the slightest offense.

                  Btw: can you get your intellectual knight to stop riding my nuts? I haven’t responded to a single post of his for months but nearly every single thing I post, it responds.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  I just appreciate how stunning and brave you are, Derek. Seriously. You’re my favorite middle schooler. You’ve cracked the code to happiness through intolerance, conspiracy theories, and insulting others. And you shun the applause I offer? You’re too modest.

                  As long as you post on the playpen about how bad the orange man is using innumerable curse words to illustrate your intellectualism and the inherent truth of your feelings, I will be here to give you a pat on the back. Because you deserve it.

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                • Derek

                  You can make all the idle internet threats you’d like Mike. No one is afraid of you. At all.

                  Just stop acting like everyone is sensitive when you go full chimpanzee on meth upon any slight.

                  It doesn’t make you scary. It makes you sad and pathetic.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  So. Much. This.

                  Insults are proof. Feelings trump facts. Anyone who thinks differently is a fucking fuckwad who can fuck off. Derek has spoken. #OrangeManBad

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                • Mike Cooley

                  The fact that Derek admits to feeling threatened because I give him a dose of his own shit is side splitting funny. “You make thweats. Stop thweatwning me you fucking toopid Nathee.” Lol! I love it!

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                • Mike Cooley

                  Derek the “nobody is afraid of you. You don’t scare me” stuff is beginning to take on a me doth think you protest too much quality. Who said you were scared? Not me. But this makes at least the fourth time you’ve referenced my supposedly threatening you and how much you aren’t afraid over the last few weeks. So when did I threaten you and when did I tell you to be afraid? The answers of course are that nobody has threatened you or told you should be scared. You just feel threatened when you are faced with a mirror image of your own behavior. And you keep insisting that you aren’t afraid because you’re a coward. None of this is a surprise to me. But it’s funny.

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                • Pirate

                  Derekdic is so fucn stupid he does not understand the we ain’t a democracy but we are a constitutional republic. Any of you puss dems think one of these socialists is gonna beat 45 then y’all be as dum as deridickhead

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            • “ideologically possessed demon”! Good Lord man, dramatize much drama queen? Have a deep cleansing breath and back off from all the projection.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            Facts matter. Unless they hurt Derek’s feelings. Feelings trump your facts, racist!

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

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    • UGADrake

      https://www.c-span.org/video/?455843-1/president-trump-signs-opportunity-revitalization-executive-order

      Mike, clearly you haven’t seen the video. Billions more than Obama gave to poor communities, including Baltimore. Look all those people behind him. Clearly this man is a bigot.

      By the way Chili, WTF did your city do with all the money they received? Don’t act like your city is any more pious than the rest. Just shut up and accept that fact that politicians in your city (and most major cities) are corrupt. It does not matter which party. Just don’t get pissed off when the light shines on the shit hole you live in. In fact, my guess is that you are probably making six figures a year and bought in Baltimore as part of a revitalization effort so that you could get some great tax breaks. I’m sure all that time you spend down at your nearest shelter is appreciated. Fucking tool.
      Oh let me save you the statement…i’m dumb…i’m racist…blah blah blah…

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  9. Jared S.

    I’m an evangelical Christian. And I too believe the Trump presidency is from God. But I believe it’s a judgment, not a gift. LOL

    I wish men like Tubs would shut their mouths. I’d love to hear how he squares the “gift” of a Trump presidency with Jehovah’s abundant OT imprecations against HIS OWN people Israel for having taken advantage of the disadvantaged — specifically the orphan, widow and alien. Or, since he’s such a big fan of Jesus, what how he squares Christ’s imperative to love your enemy and pray for those who hate you with his evident love of an arrogant, ignorant hate-monger.

    As far as I’m concerned Tubberville’s message is from hell, and it can go back to where it came from.

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  10. Mad Mike

    Well I mean it’s not like he’d get elected if he didn’t play to his audience. 90-99% of the politicians out there DGAF about anything except power and prestige, and they’re will to spout whatever bullshit need be to get elected. They’re, for the most part, scumbags to one degree or another.

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    • Derek

      It’s who the voters are that matters.

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      • Mad Mike

        Yeah, and that scares me just as much dude. Most of the electorate (left, right, and center) just want to force their beliefs on everyone that doesn’t agree with them.

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        • ChiliDawg

          Yeah, it’s so horrible how the left want to force their beliefs of equal treatment under the law, fair wages and access to healthcare on everyone. That’s just as bad as the right wanting to force their beliefs of a white evangelical ethno-state. Totally the same!

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          • Mike Cooley

            Lol! That’s adorable. A true believer. The left is clearly not for equal treatment.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

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          • Mad Mike

            Equal protection under the law is a good thing, but if you think the politicians on the left wouldn’t be ok with unequal application of the law if it got them votes then you’re naive. Everyone has ACCESS to healthcare. I think you mean “free” healthcare. Also, if something becomes free the quality almost always degrades, so how is that a good thing? The left only supports free healthcare because it gets them votes. Wages aren’t fair because both parties’ abysmal fiscal policies constantly devalue those wages. Increasing the value of money, not access to it is how you make things better.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Most of those doctors are probably white Christians. Why shouldn’t they be forced to work for reduced wages dictated by the state? The state holding a gun to your head is what fairness looks like.

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        • Derek

          My take has and remains that the demographic shifts will soon take hold and the party of the “beleaguered white people” will have to start appealing to people other than that, or die.

          When we shift to a country where both sides are actually competing to get the votes of all Americans rather than motivating an existing base we’ll come out of this electoral nightmare.

          I really thought that would begin in 2020, (it won’t) but we’re still very close to that shift.

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Exactly! When you have 1/320,000,000th of a say in who dictates the policy of the country, what the hell are you complaining about?

        Sure, incumbents win >90% of their elections. But that’s not because they rig the system to their advantage. Heavens no! It’s because … dumb voters!

        Once we lower the voting age to 13 and Derek can vote, things are going to change. Count on it!

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    • RangerRuss

      And there it is,Mad Mike.

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  11. dawgxian

    So, Trump telling Omar to go back to Somalia is racist but Omar earning David Duke’s praise is not antisemitic? https://www.apnews.com/a97b8b2d48c163c5965c2574ccbbe3d3

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    • Dawgflan

      I dunno, and I’m no Omar fan, but did Omar seek out, retweet, endorse, or otherwise validate such praise?

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  12. Athenshomerdawg

    So much “wokeness” on a sports blog. We are truly blessed. From our college campuses, Hollywood,NFL and our beloved and always brilliant,fair and balanced Media. Whatever would we do without political economy of CNBC,ABC,NBC,NPR,Google and so many others who help all Democratic Socialist stay focused on the vision of social justice, income equality,and a world free of global warming Giving us the news we want. Comrades! We salute you!

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    • Cojones

      You realize that you are a reflection of Fox news that has affected your thinking for years beginning prior to Obama, right? They have succeeded with their right-wing slogans in becoming our own Pravda, filling your mind with “alternate facts” (what an oxy-moron that one is) in order to guide your faith belief into a rich 1%’s pocket. By quoting anything they desire to put into your mind as a lack of reasoning, they have succeeded in aligning your mind with their purpose to get your assistance in changing the power of this country through divisiveness and outright lies.

      There are evangelicals that don’t believe that Trump shit and it is causing another schism to appear in their faith. Jerry Falwell’s kid took money to guide Trump into this rich faith-based environment and he has glued himself to that base, not by reason or in helping individuals, but in realizing the power of having the office of POTUS to further his money grab from the people he has already fleeced (Trump U, etc) and now is poised to lead this country into a war-like environment to further his fleecings of the US as a whole.

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      • Athenshomerdawg

        “Give me the control of the media and I will turn any nation into a herd of pigs”. Thats who you are….. part of the herd.
        You’re just part of the herd Balls . And one day you wake up and discover that you’re now a slab of bacon.

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  13. Cousin Eddie

    After reading all the comments I realize why I generally avoid the play pen subject matter page. Everyone of you are WRONG and IDIOTS because you don’t agree with me and every thought and ideology I have ever had.

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  14. RangerRuss

    I don’t understand why everybody doesn’t vote dimocrat. It’s working out so well in the places that have been run by the D’s for years. We’ll all be equal when we all live in shitholes such as Detroit, Baltimore and Chicago.

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      • RangerRuss

        Shitholes are still shitholes and they’re all run by democrats. Living in statistical rural poverty isn’t the same as living in a shithole.

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        • ChiliDawg

          In which the local redneck admits that his definition of “shithole” isn’t founded on any actual basis of poverty, rather – he defines it as places where the demographic isn’t overwhelmingly white.

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          • RangerRuss

            Redneck? I consider that a compliment coming from a candy ass clown with no concept of how human nature destroys all your theories of equality and wealth redistribution, In your 32 years the only thing you’ve learned is to limit your insults to the internet. Or maybe that’s why you moved to a northern shithole where there’s only an echo chamber instead of a boot to the head.

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            • ChiliDawg

              One thing I’ve learned for certain is that dipshits who talk tough on the internet about “boots to the head” are huge pussies who fantasize about these things on the internet and likely haven’t seen their own dicks in years. Yeah, you’re a redneck. And you’re dumb as fuck.

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            • ChiliDawg

              You want to talk about echo chambers and boots to the head? Why don’t you come up here to Baltimore and go downtown and start telling people what a shithole it is they live in?

              But you wouldn’t do that. Because it’s easy to sit on your ass in bumfuckistan and call other people’s homes a shithole. “Limiting your insults to the internet,” as you put it. Fucking hypocrite.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

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              • RangerRuss

                Me go to a shithole? No thanks. I wouldn’t go there any more than you’d talk your shit to anything other than a computer. Unlike you I don’t enjoy a pissing contest. The Little Corporal can handle you pussies now.
                Buh bye.

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          • Mike Cooley

            How many black neighbors do you have, Chili? I bet none.

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            • ChiliDawg

              Didn’t you just try to back out of a comment where you accused me of this below? Did you just forget that you had singled me out by name?

              As I already pointed out, I live in Baltimore, so I have quite a few black neighbors, as you might imagine. And I’d rather have them for neighbors than people like you any day.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                Blessed are the leftists who believe in force and coercion to take what doesn’t belong to them. Because those rightful owners weren’t going to use their property correctly, anyway. And … racism!

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              • Mike Cooley

                Yes but do they want you as a neighbor? Do they feel how you assume they feel about having their self appointed white liberal savior swooping in to save them from themselves? As for not wanting someone like me as a neighbor, you don’t mean that do you? All I really want is to be accepted by people like you. Smart people. People who know what is best for everyone. Lol.

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        • Shitholes are still shitholes and they’re all run by democrats. Living in statistical rural poverty isn’t the same as living in a shithole.

          Care to show me where the statement I posted contains the word “rural”?

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Is a rich area descending into violence and filth different than an historically poor area still being relatively poor? Just curious.

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        • Dawgflan

          Just curious, what is your argument?

          Are Democrats the reason that industries such as railroads and food exports (Baltimore), steam-boating (St. Louis), meat-packing (Chicago), and manufacturing (Detroit, Cleveland, etc.) are no longer as big a share of the US economy? Or could it be that the creative destruction of markets and capitalism can change the fortunes of cities?

          For some reason, there seems to be a re-occurring theme where government assistance to lessen some of the economic shocks to urban populations are the worstest, but government farm subsidies and imbalanced federal spending that insulate rural populations from other economic shocks is OK. Wish I could figure out why that is…

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            I’m just interested in the comparisons. Is it possible that government is responsible for a poor area remaining poor, but not responsible for a rich area becoming poor? Or vice versa?

            I’m not on one team vs. another. Manufacturing subsidies are just as harmful as farming subsidies. If you want to play the red vs blue game, I can find just as much hypocrisy one way vs the other.

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      • doofusdawg

        And the capitals and largest cities of those states which have the majority of populations and most of the poverty in those states are run by urban democrat machines.

        Clearly poverty exists in much of the rural south mainly due to generations of youth leaving for urban areas. Reverse that trend and we will be well on our way to solving many other problems facing our country.

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      • Anonymous

        This is a really bad attempt at a Tu Quoque. Poorer rural states voting Republican is not vindication of corrupt Democratic governments running our most troubled cities. The non-argument the tweet is making is that Cobb Country should be poor because they vote Republican, and South Atlanta should be educated and wealthy since they vote Democratic. Baka baka desu. You used to be smarter than this.

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        • Funny, I thought the point being made is that when it comes to constituents living in poverty, neither party has a claim on virtue.

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          • Anonymous

            Well, you sure as hell didn’t read the continued comments from the people making those claims. Even pretending that there is a nuanced argument on twitter is absolute nonsense.

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            • What, there aren’t enough questionable comments of my own making for you to criticize, you’ve got to hang me for the thoughts of others, as well? What’s the Latin expression for that? 😉

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              • Anonymous

                You may be surprised, but it isn’t about you. It was about a really bad non-argument.

                If you haven’t noticed, by schtick is to point out really bad non-arguments used by those that should / do know better and to point of things that didn’t actually happen despite how much “news” outlets pretend they did.

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    • Dawgflan

      Yeah – who wants to live in places like Manhattan, San Francisco, San Jose, Boston, Seattle, or Portland?

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      • ChiliDawg

        Shhhhh….. don’t tell them.

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      • RangerRuss

        Not me that’s for gotdam sure. I enjoy not seeing my neighbor when I go outside to piss,shooting deer in my backyard,fishing in the sideyard and playing music as loud as I please without disturbing anyone but my wife. Got nice paved roads and low taxes. I’m certainly not impoverished;but, I know folks only a few miles from me that are dirt poor who enjoy the same benefits as I.
        We still elect financially responsible adults instead of gap-toothed village idiots incapable of understanding personal credit.

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        • Dawgflan

          Don’t get hurt patting yourself on the back on the fiscal responsibility of your politicians, that is unless you are all for wealth redistribution!

          Your elected officials are responsible alright – responsible for redirecting the taxes paid in all those librul cities and states to red districts. Thank those gotdam cities for your nice paved roads and low taxes, because you are living the dream (one that I admire, btw) their credit.

          WHERE HAVE ALL THE LIBRUL DOLLARS GONE?

          Mississippi received $2.13 for every tax dollar the state sent to Washington in 2015, according to the Rockefeller study. West Virginia received $2.07, Kentucky got $1.90 and South Carolina got $1.71.

          Meanwhile, New Jersey received 74 cents in federal spending for tax every dollar the state sent to Washington. New York received 81 cents, Connecticut received 82 cents and Massachusetts received 83 cents.

          https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/ap-fact-check-blue-high-tax-states-fund-red-low-tax-states

          Highest amount of Federal grants received per $ of federal taxes paid: Montana, Mississippi, Alaska, New Mexico, West Virginia

          Highest amount of Federal contracts received per $ of federal taxes paid: Alabama, Maryland, Mississippi, Virginia, New Mexico

          Highest amount of other Federal assistance received per $ of federal taxes paid: Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Dakota

          https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/

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          • Derek

            Wealth redistribution to poor states is so MAGA right?

            Southern states shouldn’t be incentivized to failure!

            The civil war was a long time ago!! No more excuses!!!

            Is it their whiteness or their culture that keeps these poor backwards states from achieving at the level of the more modern, liberal and multi-cultural societies?

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          • RangerRuss

            That’s a fine misdirect and attempt at propaganda. Goebbels would be proud of you and the Senator. What it does not address is how much worse shape in every respect will this entire country be if dimocrats are allowed to implement their failed utopian plans. Don’t worry. Eventually ya’ll’s stupidity will come to pass. It’s inevitable. Civilization is a vicious circle that always ends in destruction from the denizens of the shitholes.

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            • Derek

              Yep. Because history teaches that it’s always the powerful, not the powerless that fuck it all up.

              Stupid is too kind Russ. Seriously….

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            • Goebbels would be proud of you and the Senator.

              LOL… I don’t think “Goebbels” means what you think it means.

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            • Dawgflan

              That’s a fine deflection and appeal to rhetoric in the face of reality. Look, I’m not a Democrat, and no longer a Republican, but if all sides can’t acknowledge that they are partially responsible for fiscally irresponsible “help that hasn’t helped” – be it in the form of spending (social, military) AND revenues (tax cuts, corporate giveaways, protectionism) – then we truly are screwed. But good on you for calling me stupid, hope you feel better.

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              • Mike Cooley

                Yeah Portland and San Francisco are paradise. Mobs of homeless people and shitting in the streets. Look what the enlightened ones have turned Asheville North Carolina into and you will see what follows when enough of these self styled intellectuals gather in large enough numbers. You guys only like the idea of diversity. You don’t actually want to have to be around people who aren’t like you. The examples used ie Portland, SF, Seattle just underscores that point. I admit it, I would rather be around people like me. That’s why I didn’t move to Atlanta and never will. I don’t know why you guys can’t just admit it. You can’t stand people who aren’t like you. That’s fine. Hell its normal to an extent. But stop this bullshit about how open minded you are and how inclusive you are. You are open minded to the ideas that you like and that’s it. You like inclusion as long as you like the people being included.

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                • ChiliDawg

                  *You guys only like the idea of diversity. You don’t actually want to have to be around people who aren’t like you. The examples used ie Portland, SF, Seattle just underscores that point. *

                  I live in Baltimore you fucking moron. I’m moving to Oakland next year. Try again.

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                • Mike Cooley

                  Oh my fault. You live in Baltimore. You’re above reproach, St. Chili. Seriously, do you really think I’m talking about you in particular even when I don’t mention you by name?

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                • ChiliDawg

                  You guys only like the idea of diversity. You don’t actually want to have to be around people who aren’t like you

                  Yeah, I’m sure you didn’t mean me, you were clearly addressing RangerRuss and dawgxian with that shot.

                  Maybe just take the L.

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                • ChiliDawg

                  How many black neighbors do you have, Chili? I bet none

                  Totally weren’t talking about me, though. Nope!

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                • ChiliDawg

                  What did you really hope to prove here? That deep down, everyone is just as racist as you?

                  All you’ve really done is confirm exactly what we’ve known about you for a long time. You let your mind be ruled by xenophobia.

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                • Mike Cooley

                  Who is the “we” that refer to here? Yes I’m a bigot. I don’t like every single person of every single one of your protected groups. Lol. You got me.

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                • Dawgflan

                  You do you, Mike. But please don’t assume we all feel the same way.

                  I am planning an escape from ITP Atlanta to the GA mountains – a landscape that is more similar to my childhood. But I will miss the HBCUs, Buford Highway, Clarkston, Kosher Kroger, LGBTQ midtown (where has Baton Bob been?) and the overall diversity of Atlanta. What I won’t miss are the Buckhead egos, or the Cobbites, Gwinnetians, and Forsythians clogging up all the traffic. In my 15+ years here, I have experienced a much higher frequency of negative encounters with “people that look like me” than instances of steaming piles or roving mobs on the street.

                  Homelessness is a problem, and a stain on our national conscience. But do you really think these cities are creating the homeless people? could it be that there are things broken in our systems, both rural and urban, that allows combat vets with PTSD to slip through the cracks, that allows mental illness treatment to be a luxury service for the rich, that allows teen pregnancy and drug addiction to become death sentences for hope? Cities are often the landing spot for the tired, poor, huddled wretched refuse of rural America.

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                • Mike Cooley

                  Ah but I never said a word about people who “look like me”. I said I wanted to be around people like me and you assumed I meant race as I knew some here would. I meant people who aren’t arrogant, liberal assholes who think it is their place to decide how everyone gets to live. Not a lot of those folks in the country. I am not obsessed with race. People like Derek and chili are. And I don’t want to be around them. They will eventually gain control of this state because of Atlanta. Oklahoma is the plan after I retire. If my next door neighbor doesn’t look like me when I get there I could give a tinker’s damn. My neighbor won’t be an asswipe like either of those two.

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                • Clayton Bigsby

                  Can I be your neighbor?

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  To some extent, cities are displacing people, yes. The real estate price control policies of places like San Francisco and New York City drive prices higher, so that the middle and lower classes struggle to live in these cities.

                  And certainly cities are magnets for people with other problems. But that’s also thanks for leftist policies. Why should neighbors and family take care of their own when there is are state and federal departments of problem solving with teams of bureaucrats using tax dollars to take care of them for us?

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            So, you’re in favor of federalism? Stop sending tax dollars to Washington and keep them local? Decentralize power? You do realize that’s leftist heresy, don’t you?

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            • Dawgflan

              I’m not advocating one way or the other in the above. But the data does seem to suggest that most of the South would be even worse off economically under such a scenario. Sort of like South Georgia and its resentment of Atlanta (https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/pierce-county-hard-times-and-push-secede-from-georgia/eyJj2rF8NqcQ5HFdSdVlaL/), many people seem willing to accept self-harm for the sake of spite.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                I don’t believe it would be worse off. Keeping tax dollars local, or even (perish the thought) eliminating them altogether, wouldn’t just result in nothing happening. It would lead to investment and growth.

                And even if it didn’t, I don’t see the point in arguing about how much of one’s neighbor’s money one is allowed to steal. It’s just bad.

                Of course, without the money, the power would also go. If California weren’t sending money to Mississippi, California wouldn’t be as effective at influencing policy in Mississippi, either. So leftists should be careful what they wish for.

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        • Because you “go outside to piss” does that imply that you have no running water?

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          • RangerRuss

            Aww man. I have running water from a drilled well, three bathrooms plus the master bath with bidet AND a septic tank. I simply don’t like pissing in porcelain.
            Besides,that’s an extra time I get to pet your mama because I don’t allow dogs in the house.

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      • Cojones

        And LA, because…too many brown people. Never mind that as a culture center with the best variety of museums in the US, one never has to worry about how or where you can spend your weekends with family be it museums, seashore or mountains during all seasons. That comes with a warning that those areas aren’t ever all white.

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        • Anonymous

          LA also has tens of thousands of homeless people living in garbage and a rat situation so bad that scientists are worried about a breakout of the bubonic plague. You are engaging in bad mind-reading to believe that people’s complaint with LA is that there are brown people there.

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          • Cojones

            Lot of homeless people with most being in sunny states. That applies to the Southeastern sunny states as well, but a more friendly temp and humidity is found in Southern California. Without a home, most people exposed to outside temperatures day and night will choose these areas, not because there is bad about those cities, but rather what is good about them.

            Bubonic plague is endemic to the US, mostly in Navaho country where the flea carriers call prairie dogs “home”. An occasional case can be found in Navaho youngsters who play near those areas sometimes. Most physicians in that area are familiar with the occasional diagnosis and type of antibiotic needed to treat it. Yersinia pestis, the scientific name for the causative organism of bubonic plague (formerly known as Pasteurella pestis), can be found in the sylvan animals of California’s Central Valley and have been known to be there since the 1950s-60s. They also were introduced into a few port cities in Texas by an occasional soldier returning from Vietnam during the 60s and were found later to reside benignly in the throats of some Vietnamese in Vietnam. The idea that bubonic plague could cause disease for the homeless in the Southern California environment is not new, nor is it a reflection of filth because the sylvan animals aren’t associated with that environment where they thrive carrying carrier fleas for over 70yrs. Rats certainly can carry fleas that carry bubonic, but that is a factor of natural spreading from other areas. Cities in So Ca have been alert for this to happen for some time.

            There are plenty of drugs that can stop the disease in it’s tracks, no sweat (Streptomycin used to be the drug of choice because it didn’t rupture the microbes all at once, whereas, other antibiotics killed them all at once causing released large doses of endotoxin, which can kill), and the chance of an outbreak mediated by the homeless population is only slightly higher than that of the general population. It makes better headlines for Fox and Friends to get the public aroused about the natural happenstance of disease organisms and revulsion of the homeless, much as the Germans were taught to look down on and classify the undesirables as “slovaks” that were inherently dirty and nasty….well, you get the point.

            This info about bubonic plague is from memory of an interview I had at the Atlanta CDC with the world’s expert of that microorganism and was used to supplement published knowledge gleaned for my presentation in a seminar group at UGA. Why did I write this tome? So that you may end your day with a little scientific knowledge,that, in the end, should make you feel secure when armed with scientific truth to make informed decisions when you blog with another Dawg instead of listening to that drivel coming from the tube in an attempt to arouse fear and revulsion towards the homeless.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Interesting notion. The reason some people don’t like rats and human feces in the streets is ignorance and bigotry. Agree to disagree.

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            • Anonymous

              You missed by point. They have a rat / filth problem bad enough to where the the plague is on the verge of becoming a regularity. This is happening at a time when the LA Council is trying to ban pesticides for rodents.

              As is really common these days, you are engaging in bad mind-reading. I’m not afraid of or repulsed by the homeless. I don’t like filth or disease, and I really hate that the city government in LA and SF have done a horrible job of making conditions worse for the homeless. Most homeless people have mental heath problems that have lead to their conditions. They last thing they need is the plague.

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  15. I’d have to say that Alabama deserves him.

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  16. ugafidelis

    On a lighter note… I was in Costa Rica last week on a work site, and one of the locals showed up one day in a t-shirt that had an image of James Brown’s mugshot.

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  17. HiAltDawg

    Y’all little turds are gonna be Lit worse than Bonkers when Herschel runs for Governor and the Senator provides it all free of charge in the Play Pen, THANKS!!!!

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  18. Napoleon BonerFart

    Stop the hate!

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  19. Napoleon BonerFart

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