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(Washington Post)   Is there anything more miserable than being a progressive? How about George Will mocking you for being a progressive?   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-09-14 08:05:08 AM  
George. Dude. Please stop confusing morons with progressives.
 
2017-09-14 08:09:44 AM  
I'd think being George Will would be more miserable than that.
 
2017-09-14 08:17:40 AM  
that was a lot of words to simply say, "it must suck to spend time thinking about your fellow human beings."
 
2017-09-14 08:19:16 AM  
Because, as a progressive, I hang on Will's every word?
 
2017-09-14 08:23:31 AM  
George Will mocking anybody for their political views is like the guy waiting in the long Wal-Mart line mocking people for being stupid enough to stand in a long Wal-Mart line.
 
2017-09-14 08:46:43 AM  
I wonder who he voted for.
 
2017-09-14 08:47:45 AM  
So a guy unconcerned with the welfare of anyone but himself thinks that it's uncomfortable to think about the welfare of others?  Poor baby.
 
2017-09-14 09:00:32 AM  
When was the last time George Will had anything of value to say?
 
2017-09-14 09:07:30 AM  
 George Will got triggered by a satirical novel?
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/tell us again how rape victim is a "coveted status", george.
 
2017-09-14 09:10:24 AM  
Back in the days of King George and the looming American Revolution, George Will would have been the guy urging restraint. He would have been concerned about rushing into uncharted territory and upsetting the apple cart, loathe to bin a system that had worked so well for centuries. He would have noted that "the time is not right" for making such changes and that those impatient souls pushing radical change were uneducated buffoons incapable of seeing the real problems of the day. He would have scoffed at the steam engine and threshing machine as unnecessary, offering no advantage to a society whose infrastructure was forever tailored to the horse. He would have noted the clear linkage between the agitators for independence and the decline of Victorian morals. And so on.

Then he would have written another missive about the beauty of cricket.
 
2017-09-14 09:24:11 AM  
George Will?  He should have stuck to baseball and sportswriting if you ask me.
 
2017-09-14 09:34:32 AM  
Old Man Yells At Liberal.
 
2017-09-14 09:41:33 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: George. Dude. Please stop confusing morons with progressives.


Get the lights.

Seriously, I like Will on occasion and all, but this is about as unfair as casting all conservatives of being ignorant, mouth breathing, racist troglodytes.

Not all of us progressives are emotionally crippled by taking the time to look at the big picture and consider the betterment of everyone.

And I eat gluten by the pound, goddammit!
 
2017-09-14 10:00:23 AM  
Can't read the article because it doesn't like my adblocker but doesn't a progressive mean someone who wants to move forward as opposed to a regressive who wants things the way they were in the olden days? It's like referring "conservative" like that's a positive thing.
 
2017-09-14 10:02:57 AM  
edmo:

Then he would have written another missive about the beauty of cricket.

Meh, I prefer Tracfone
 
2017-09-14 10:05:19 AM  
Hey George, your book report sucks. Did you lift a review from one of your books and copy/ paste it?

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"Life is exhausting - and daily choices are unbearably burdensome - for some Americans who are so comfortably situated that they have the time and means to make themselves morally uncomfortable. They think constantly about what they believe are the global ripples, and hence the moral-cum-political ramifications, of their quotidian decisions. And they are making themselves nervous wrecks."
 
2017-09-14 10:05:34 AM  
Unfortunately, George Will is not very bright.
 
2017-09-14 10:16:28 AM  
George Will's intellect is a vast ocean that is about 6 inches deep.
 
2017-09-14 10:21:40 AM  
George Will is what old stupid people think smart people look like.


He's the Big Bang Theory of columnists.
 
2017-09-14 10:24:57 AM  
It's kind of funny George Will is still a thing. I mean, he's not. He kind of lost place in line somewhere as a waspy twink nebbish scolding Bill Clinton for a blowjob. He's not had a place since then.
 
2017-09-14 10:27:23 AM  
I guess it's much easier to be a right wing moron to hunt down things to be upset about that don't affect you at all.
 
2017-09-14 10:27:42 AM  
How about trying to make the word progressive into a pejorative?
 
2017-09-14 10:27:42 AM  
George Will also mocks people for wearing blue jeans in public, so what does he know?
 
2017-09-14 10:28:36 AM  
Yeah boy, I'm totally down on my life as a progressive. Whew it's tough to wake up in the morning and not hate every human with a smidge of melanin. It's sooper tough to not want to pitchfork some 'brews into giant ovens.

Boy it sucks to just pay my taxes and live with the civic pride that comes from doing my duty to my fellow civilization dwellers. It's just horrible how good it feels to complete an actual day of work.

It's really terrible to, you know, not treat women as objects and prizes, and boy does it suck having fun and funny LGBT friends.

I just cry myself to sleep at night over how much of a downer it is to not be a piece of shiat.
 
2017-09-14 10:28:37 AM  
Why would being mocked by George Will make you miserable?  I'd consider it a badge of honor.
 
2017-09-14 10:29:22 AM  
The food is pretty shiatty, tbqh.
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2017-09-14 10:29:42 AM  
I know this thing called empathy is a little passè for the right-wing, but really, it doesn't really require that much more effort than being a so-called Christian does. All it takes is evaluating your choices with respect to the possible and relative harm or good you are doing. If you find this task exhausting, it really speaks more to your failure in moral aptitude than my recalcitrance towards being accepting of spiteful, hateful people like yourself who use moral shaming as a political tool more than any progressive I have ever met.
 
2017-09-14 10:31:00 AM  
fark George Will
 
2017-09-14 10:32:01 AM  
Isn't this the same guy who threw a fit about men wearing jeans?
 
2017-09-14 10:33:39 AM  
George Will does not understand the concept of fiction.
 
2017-09-14 10:33:44 AM  
Occasionally I trot out this little csb: A friend of mine went to Smith College with the daughter of Mitch McConnell. She said in addition to the indignity of being McConnell's daughter, she once had the distinct displeasure of attending a Nationals game and being seated in the box next to none other than George Will.

Won't somebody PLEASE think of the poor Congresspeople's children???
 
2017-09-14 10:33:50 AM  
What's more exhausting?  Obsessively caring about other people, or obsessively caring about people who care about others?
 
2017-09-14 10:33:52 AM  
Does this woman look miserable to you?

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2017-09-14 10:34:29 AM  

edmo: Back in the days of King George and the looming American Revolution, George Will would have been the guy urging restraint. He would have been concerned about rushing into uncharted territory and upsetting the apple cart, loathe to bin a system that had worked so well for centuries. He would have noted that "the time is not right" for making such changes and that those impatient souls pushing radical change were uneducated buffoons incapable of seeing the real problems of the day. He would have scoffed at the steam engine and threshing machine as unnecessary, offering no advantage to a society whose infrastructure was forever tailored to the horse. He would have noted the clear linkage between the agitators for independence and the decline of Victorian morals. And so on.

Then he would have written another missive about the beauty of cricket.


Well done. The cricket flourish was nearly a perfect capstone and earned a funny in addition to the smart. Would've also appreciated "treatise on badminton".
 
2017-09-14 10:34:33 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: George Will also mocks people for wearing blue jeans in public, so what does he know?


Blue jeans in public? What are they, farmers?

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2017-09-14 10:34:52 AM  
Listen to George, lay down the burdens of empathy, give up on a functional society, it's all so much easier if you just stop caring about anyone but yourself.
 
2017-09-14 10:35:16 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: When was the last time George Will had anything of value to say?


Recorded human history doesn't stretch that far back.
 
2017-09-14 10:36:41 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: George. Dude. Please stop confusing morons with progressives.


Old Man Yells At Clods.
 
2017-09-14 10:37:46 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I'd think being George Will would be more miserable than that.


The American version of Jacob Rees-Mogg.
 
2017-09-14 10:38:16 AM  
I live with an English professor. Yesterday, one of his students submitted a research paper proposal that seeks to prove that political correctness leads to enforced castration of white males when they are sent to jail for being white males by transgender feminists.

The bro-flakes are being triggered, y'all.
 
2017-09-14 10:39:19 AM  

edmo: Back in the days of King George and the looming American Revolution, George Will would have been the guy urging restraint. He would have been concerned about rushing into uncharted territory and upsetting the apple cart, loathe to bin a system that had worked so well for centuries. He would have noted that "the time is not right" for making such changes and that those impatient souls pushing radical change were uneducated buffoons incapable of seeing the real problems of the day. He would have scoffed at the steam engine and threshing machine as unnecessary, offering no advantage to a society whose infrastructure was forever tailored to the horse. He would have noted the clear linkage between the agitators for independence and the decline of Victorian morals. And so on.

Then he would have written another missive about the beauty of cricket.


Twitch...

/American history professor.
 
2017-09-14 10:39:48 AM  
George Will sounds like he's perpetually constipated.
 
2017-09-14 10:39:55 AM  

Rev. Skarekroe: George Will also mocks people for wearing blue jeans in public, so what does he know?


Oh, that can't possibly be true....

Denim is the infantile uniform of a nation in which entertainment frequently features childlike adults ("Seinfeld," "Two and a Half Men") and cartoons for adults ("King of the Hill"). Seventy-five percent of American "gamers" - people who play video games - are older than 18 and nevertheless are allowed to vote. In their undifferentiated dress, children and their childish parents become undifferentiated audiences for juvenilized movies (the six - so far - "Batman" adventures and "Indiana Jones and the Credit-Default Swaps," coming soon to a cineplex near you). Denim is the clerical vestment for the priesthood of all believers in democracy's catechism of leveling - thou shalt not dress better than society's most slovenly. To do so would be to commit the sin of lookism - of believing that appearance matters. That heresy leads to denying the universal appropriateness of everything, and then to the elitist assertion that there is good and bad taste.

Oh, for Christ's sake...

I've got a photo of my grandpa washing his car while still wearing his suit pants because the 'Leave it to Beaver' set didn't wear denim.  Not exactly something I want to go back to.  We wear denim because its cheap, comfortable, and fits - we didn't use to because it wasn't a realistic option before globalism meant jeans can be had for $20 at every store.
 
2017-09-14 10:40:25 AM  
I'm sure this random novel he's blathering about reflects the mind of the average progressive about as accurately as mein kamf reflects the mind of the average conservative.
 
2017-09-14 10:41:40 AM  
Human empathy bad. Fashion policing good.
 
2017-09-14 10:41:41 AM  
Progressives née liberals are incapable of recognizing mockery. To them it's "hate".
 
2017-09-14 10:42:12 AM  
Go to bed you tired old fart. You long to be the intellectual voice for a group that brought us trump. Your opinions and thoughts are irrelevant. You are morally and intellectually dishonest, and with your role in the Carter Playbook incident you are real world dishonest as well. You just wrote an attack piece based on how miserable it must be for people to care about others and their own actions and the cause and effect thereof in the world. What's next? A diatribe about how the world was a better place when we could litter everywhere? You are a tired, cranky old piece of shiat. Go away.
 
2017-09-14 10:43:40 AM  

jjorsett: Progressives née liberals are incapable of recognizing mockery. To them it's "hate".


Right, I forgot that those were all improv troupes marching in Charlottesville.

"Alright, I need a yard party feature and an anti-Semitic chant!"
 
2017-09-14 10:43:52 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: George Will?  He should have stuck to baseball and sportswriting if you ask me.


No, he's just as big an imbecile in that realm.

Witness his screed on the surge in home runs in MLB in the 80s. He begins by (as always) attempting to position himself as the one true intellect in a room full of barely sentient mammals by 'splaining how people frequently, fallaciously attempt to explain away a phenomenon by blaming a single, extra-human causal agent, and that, this time, they had landed on "the rabbit ball", that somehow people were convinced that there must have been a change in the ball.
He goes on to 'splain that the cause was actually a change in the dominant pitching pattern because now pitchers who came through college had all been pitching to batters using aluminum bats, and hence pitching inside was outside their understanding, so they were yielding the whole plate.
I imagine he wrote all that with a straight face and no sense of irony, just like whatever nonsense he blathers at Sam and Cokie after he starts to answer a question with "Look..."
 
2017-09-14 10:45:09 AM  
I feel pretty great.
 
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