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2019-03-04 07:04:29 PM  
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2019-03-04 07:11:56 PM  
Wut?

I'm not falling for your advanced psychological manipulation techniques, submitter.
 
2019-03-04 07:15:40 PM  
The fourth wall?  leg growing conspiracies?
 
2019-03-04 07:21:14 PM  

JohnnyBravo: The fourth wall?  leg growing conspiracies?


You honestly can not be that dumb. Not to know what 'fourth wall' or 'growing legs' mean in language.
 
2019-03-04 07:23:55 PM  
Is English like your sixth language or something, subby?
 
2019-03-04 07:24:51 PM  

optikeye: JohnnyBravo: The fourth wall?  leg growing conspiracies?

You honestly can not be that dumb. Not to know what 'fourth wall' or 'growing legs' mean in language.


In politics, everyone becomes Drax trying to understand a Tamarion.
 
2019-03-04 07:29:41 PM  

vygramul: optikeye: JohnnyBravo: The fourth wall?  leg growing conspiracies?

You honestly can not be that dumb. Not to know what 'fourth wall' or 'growing legs' mean in language.

In politics, everyone becomes Drax trying to understand a Tamarion.


But what about the first three walls?
 
2019-03-04 07:41:14 PM  
Trump's building FOUR walls?!
 
2019-03-04 07:43:15 PM  

HawgWild: Trump's building FOUR walls?!


And we're tearing em all down with ZINGERS.
 
2019-03-04 07:43:44 PM  

North_Central_Positronics: vygramul: optikeye: JohnnyBravo: The fourth wall?  leg growing conspiracies?

You honestly can not be that dumb. Not to know what 'fourth wall' or 'growing legs' mean in language.

In politics, everyone becomes Drax trying to understand a Tamarion.

But what about the first three walls?


They're all set.
 
2019-03-04 07:44:14 PM  
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2019-03-04 07:48:59 PM  
"break this fourth wall a little bit" after seeing conspiracy theories that were ignored by politicians start to grow legs.

The fourth wall is the space that separates a performer from the audience (named after the fact that a room in a performance would need to only have three walls, with the fourth missing to allow the audience to observe). The characters being performed can't see out of it, they act as if there was a true wall there. Here she is using that to describe how much of politics, especially at the federal level, tends to ignore or pretend non existence dealing with the sort of personal attacks she is responding to.

Grow Legs is an idiom dealing with something that gains movement or spreads. For example, she may be referring to QAnon, or to Pizzagate (that has resulted in at least one armed conspiracy believer entering a pizza chain, making wild accusations and threats, and discharging a firearm).

Partially related you your question of "Wut?", you should look up the concept of questions or comments made in bad faith, and what that means and what that looks like. I will leave that as an exercise for the reader.
 
2019-03-04 07:53:55 PM  
THERE ARE FOUR WALLS!!!
 
2019-03-04 08:06:53 PM  

TheOmni: "break this fourth wall a little bit" after seeing conspiracy theories that were ignored by politicians start to grow legs.

The fourth wall is the space that separates a performer from the audience (named after the fact that a room in a performance would need to only have three walls, with the fourth missing to allow the audience to observe). The characters being performed can't see out of it, they act as if there was a true wall there. Here she is using that to describe how much of politics, especially at the federal level, tends to ignore or pretend non existence dealing with the sort of personal attacks she is responding to.

Grow Legs is an idiom dealing with something that gains movement or spreads. For example, she may be referring to QAnon, or to Pizzagate (that has resulted in at least one armed conspiracy believer entering a pizza chain, making wild accusations and threats, and discharging a firearm).

Partially related you your question of "Wut?", you should look up the concept of questions or comments made in bad faith, and what that means and what that looks like. I will leave that as an exercise for the reader.


Great.

Now we gotta exercise?

see what you started, subby?
 
2019-03-04 08:08:30 PM  

calbert: TheOmni: "break this fourth wall a little bit" after seeing conspiracy theories that were ignored by politicians start to grow legs.

The fourth wall is the space that separates a performer from the audience (named after the fact that a room in a performance would need to only have three walls, with the fourth missing to allow the audience to observe). The characters being performed can't see out of it, they act as if there was a true wall there. Here she is using that to describe how much of politics, especially at the federal level, tends to ignore or pretend non existence dealing with the sort of personal attacks she is responding to.

Grow Legs is an idiom dealing with something that gains movement or spreads. For example, she may be referring to QAnon, or to Pizzagate (that has resulted in at least one armed conspiracy believer entering a pizza chain, making wild accusations and threats, and discharging a firearm).

Partially related you your question of "Wut?", you should look up the concept of questions or comments made in bad faith, and what that means and what that looks like. I will leave that as an exercise for the reader.

Great.

Now we gotta exercise?

see what you started, subby?


Exercise? Eff that, I didn't even read the entire post. And it says we should exercise?

Pfffttttt ... I'mma go eat m&ms.
 
2019-03-04 08:12:36 PM  

HawgWild: calbert: TheOmni: "break this fourth wall a little bit" after seeing conspiracy theories that were ignored by politicians start to grow legs.

The fourth wall is the space that separates a performer from the audience (named after the fact that a room in a performance would need to only have three walls, with the fourth missing to allow the audience to observe). The characters being performed can't see out of it, they act as if there was a true wall there. Here she is using that to describe how much of politics, especially at the federal level, tends to ignore or pretend non existence dealing with the sort of personal attacks she is responding to.

Grow Legs is an idiom dealing with something that gains movement or spreads. For example, she may be referring to QAnon, or to Pizzagate (that has resulted in at least one armed conspiracy believer entering a pizza chain, making wild accusations and threats, and discharging a firearm).

Partially related you your question of "Wut?", you should look up the concept of questions or comments made in bad faith, and what that means and what that looks like. I will leave that as an exercise for the reader.

Great.

Now we gotta exercise?

see what you started, subby?

Exercise? Eff that, I didn't even read the entire post. And it says we should exercise?

Pfffttttt ... I'mma go eat m&ms.


m&ms are for proles.

It's all about the Sixlets.
 
2019-03-04 08:14:39 PM  

HedlessChickn: m&ms are for proles.

It's all about the Sixlets.


Get that malted Canadian bullshiat outta my face!
 
2019-03-04 08:16:38 PM  

HawgWild: HedlessChickn: m&ms are for proles.

It's all about the Sixlets.

Get that malted Canadian bullshiat outta my face!


Now I really want some Whoppers.

The strawberry ones.
 
2019-03-04 08:19:06 PM  

HedlessChickn: HawgWild: HedlessChickn: m&ms are for proles.

It's all about the Sixlets.

Get that malted Canadian bullshiat outta my face!

Now I really want some Whoppers.

The strawberry ones.


...

...

...

What is WRONG with you?!
 
2019-03-04 08:22:22 PM  

HawgWild: HedlessChickn: HawgWild: HedlessChickn: m&ms are for proles.

It's all about the Sixlets.

Get that malted Canadian bullshiat outta my face!

Now I really want some Whoppers.

The strawberry ones.

...

...

...

What is WRONG with you?!


Many, many, many things.
 
2019-03-04 08:30:46 PM  
NY Podt is pretty much running a negative story on her every two hours. She's not going to sit there and take that. That is not the right way to deal with NY Slime.

You bash it in the skull and piss on them.

She's doing fine.
 
2019-03-04 08:33:06 PM  

calbert: THERE ARE FOUR WALLS!!!


No, catbert. There are FIVE!
 
2019-03-04 08:35:27 PM  
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2019-03-04 08:41:02 PM  
We were told that if we just ignore Trump, The Proud Boys, the Alt-Right, incels and Neo-Nazis they'll go away.

They didn't, because we kept vastly over-estimating the basic human decency of an alarming number of Americans.
 
2019-03-04 08:48:34 PM  
So Sandy Cortez is Mrs. Deadpool?!?!?
 
2019-03-04 08:48:38 PM  

vygramul: optikeye: JohnnyBravo: The fourth wall?  leg growing conspiracies?

You honestly can not be that dumb. Not to know what 'fourth wall' or 'growing legs' mean in language.

In politics, everyone becomes Drax trying to understand a Tamarion.


We're supposed to understand him? This entire time I thought we were only praying for him.
 
2019-03-04 08:50:16 PM  

optikeye: JohnnyBravo: The fourth wall?  leg growing conspiracies?

You honestly can not be that dumb. Not to know what 'fourth wall' or 'growing legs' mean in language.


Can if he wants to be.  It's the MAGA way.
 
2019-03-04 08:51:22 PM  
She has a point.  Glenn Beck had a national platform for years, nobody called him out and now we have politicians re-tweeting Qanon bullshiat.
 
2019-03-04 08:51:26 PM  
That's cool and all, but...

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Holy mother of god.
 
2019-03-04 08:52:25 PM  
"We have to try a different tact."
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2019-03-04 08:52:36 PM  

Gyrfalcon: So Sandy Cortez is Mrs. Deadpool?!?!?


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I think Morena could pass as AOC in a movie.
 
2019-03-04 08:52:53 PM  
It has been a cornerstone feature of the Republicans for years, tell a lie enough and their base will believe it.  If the Dems aggressively attacked those lies in the past we may not have Trump today or even a FOX News.  Better late than never I guess.
 
2019-03-04 08:53:28 PM  
She may not realize it, but this is what Bill Clinton did in his 1992 campaign after seeing Michael Dukakis try to "rise above" the smears by not answering them.

You need to call out liars on their lies, lest the public think there's truth to them.
 
2019-03-04 08:54:18 PM  

HedlessChickn: HawgWild: HedlessChickn: m&ms are for proles.

It's all about the Sixlets.

Get that malted Canadian bullshiat outta my face!

Now I really want some Whoppers.

The strawberry ones.


Strawberry Kit Kats are where it's at
 
2019-03-04 08:54:28 PM  

darkeyes: It has been a cornerstone feature of the Republicans for years, tell a lie enough and their base will believe it.  If the Dems aggressively attacked those lies in the past we may not have Trump today or even a FOX News.  Better late than never I guess.


Gotta start mucking out the barn somewhere.
 
2019-03-04 08:54:29 PM  
She's got a point.  Everyone sits and belittles public figures on social media, acting as if it's a one-way street.  It's a different ballgame when that person you're being all big and macho at behind a keyboard actually talks back.
 
2019-03-04 08:54:39 PM  

optikeye: JohnnyBravo: The fourth wall?  leg growing conspiracies?

You honestly can not be that dumb. Not to know what 'fourth wall' or 'growing legs' mean in language.


Look if we can turn frogs gay, of course we can make things grow legs.  God!
 
2019-03-04 08:56:07 PM  

hotrod2001: She's got a point.  Everyone sits and belittles public figures on social media, acting as if it's a one-way street.  It's a different ballgame when that person you're being all big and macho at behind a keyboard actually talks back.


Bullies can't typically take people fighting back.
 
2019-03-04 08:56:24 PM  

Sgt Otter: We were told that if we just ignore Trump, The Proud Boys, the Alt-Right, incels and Neo-Nazis they'll go away.

They didn't, because we kept vastly over-estimating the basic human decency of an alarming number of Americans.


Nobody says that.  People used to talk about ignoring journalists like Coulter, Limbaugh, and Hannity.  But for the last few years people have gone about punching Nazis, harassing right wing politicians and journos in public, and talking shiat directly to the President via Twitter.

AOC is partially right in that you don't want to let some false stories take on a life of their own.  But you also run the risk of the Streisand Effect, which is what's happening to her now as the easy target for the Right.
 
2019-03-04 08:57:16 PM  

hiredgoonz: That's cool and all, but...

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Holy mother of god.


John lovette is really salty that he couldn't pull off the cape as well as her.

/the more you know
 
2019-03-04 08:57:25 PM  
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2019-03-04 08:58:20 PM  

North_Central_Positronics: vygramul: optikeye: JohnnyBravo: The fourth wall?  leg growing conspiracies?

You honestly can not be that dumb. Not to know what 'fourth wall' or 'growing legs' mean in language.

In politics, everyone becomes Drax trying to understand a Tamarion.

But what about the first three walls?


There were three sugar walls.

And two candy cane windows.
 
2019-03-04 09:00:00 PM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: hiredgoonz: That's cool and all, but...

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Holy mother of god.

John lovette is really salty that he couldn't pull off the cape as well as her.

/the more you know


That guy is a national treasure.
 
2019-03-04 09:00:11 PM  

HedlessChickn: HawgWild: HedlessChickn: m&ms are for proles.

It's all about the Sixlets.

Get that malted Canadian bullshiat outta my face!

Now I really want some Whoppers.

The strawberry ones.


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To each their own, I guess. :)
 
2019-03-04 09:00:28 PM  

JohnnyBravo: The fourth wall?  leg growing conspiracies?


How do you not drown brushing your teeth?

Is it cuz you are a toothless yokel?

Do you need any of that explained?
 
2019-03-04 09:00:39 PM  

HedlessChickn: HawgWild: HedlessChickn: m&ms are for proles.

It's all about the Sixlets.

Get that malted Canadian bullshiat outta my face!

Now I really want some Whoppers.

The strawberry ones.


You are a sick individual. Get help.
 
2019-03-04 09:01:11 PM  

Death by Spaghettification: HedlessChickn: HawgWild: HedlessChickn: m&ms are for proles.

It's all about the Sixlets.

Get that malted Canadian bullshiat outta my face!

Now I really want some Whoppers.

The strawberry ones.

Strawberry Kit Kats are where it's at


The cool kids have moved on to Strawberry Pocky.
 
2019-03-04 09:01:27 PM  

NewportBarGuy: NY Podt is pretty much running a negative story on her every two hours. She's not going to sit there and take that. That is not the right way to deal with NY Slime.

You bash it in the skull and piss on them.

She's doing fine.


It helps that she's got the wit and the practice (bartending in Brooklyn [or one of the Bronks] has to have been good training).
 
2019-03-04 09:01:31 PM  
Ah, feigned ignorance to keep one's worldview safe.
 
2019-03-04 09:01:56 PM  

Sgt Otter: We were told that if we just ignore Trump, The Proud Boys, the Alt-Right, incels and Neo-Nazis they'll go away.

They didn't, because we kept vastly over-estimating the basic human decency of an alarming number of Americans.


Well said, Sir, unfortunately.
All I have to add is that AOC is a better man than I.
 
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