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This is What “Too Far” Looks Like.

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Yesterday, Donald Trump said something that I’m sure his supporters will be defending for months. Some will say he was joking. Some will say his words were taken out of context. And some will say he meant something other than what he actually said.

And they’ll all be wrong.

They’ll be wrong factually and they’ll be wrong ethically.

Because nobody should defend what Trump said yesterday. His comment should be condemned by democrats, republicans, libertarians, green party members, and independents.

It should be condemned by Trump supporters, Clinton supporters, Johnson supporters, Stein supporters, and by those who aren’t voting at all.

Donald Trump’s comment should be condemned by everybody.

Before yesterday, Trump had the potential to be dangerous, but he wasn’t quite there yet.

Yesterday, he became dangerous.

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We Have a New Facebook Page

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This is just an FYI, folks. We’re now using a new Facebook page, called “Politically Absurd.” The old page is no longer active. Here’s the link to our new page:

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So hop on over and give us a “like” if you want. That’s where the real-time discussions happen now.

Have a good one.

–Jerry

 

“Bernie or Bust” People Never Supported Bernie Sanders

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The title sums it up pretty well…

If you’re one of the “Bernie or Bust” people, you never supported Bernie in the first place. You’re either a liar or you’re the kid who took the football home with you when the other team scored a touchdown. Read the rest of this entry

Trump’s Heroes

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I’ll keep this one simple. Here’s a list of some people Donald Trump has complimented: Read the rest of this entry

According to Donald J. Trump…

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This is a list of actual quotes from Donald Trump. This is not a list of my opinions. I, of course, have an opinion, and the way this list is organized may or may not give you a basic idea of what I think. But, truly, changing your mind is not the reason I’m listing these quotes. I know my opinion won’t affect your voting decision at all, so I’m not going to bother trying to convince you otherwise, either way.

I’ve compiled this list of quotes because, today, I want to hear your opinions. Specifically, I’m interested in hearing your answers to two specific questions.
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The Evolution Of Language

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We all know how language evolves, and how words and phrases grow to have multiple or completely different meanings over time. “The Gay 20s” were a roaring good time. Michael Jackson had a hit song with “Bad”. Nowadays, a well-executed stunt on a skateboard is “sick”.

When words are adopted into everyday slang and their meaning changes, we, as communicators, have to roll with it. We can hold out and refuse to use those words, but we’re only seen as archaic and silly.

So let’s talk about the word “terror”.

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Three Branches of Government

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So I read that all three branches of government are now calling for reform of the NSA.

Except, you know, they’re actually not.

Because if they were, it would already be done, wouldn’t it? Don’t the three branches make up the government that is supposed to run the NSA?

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