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The ongoing war between Republican ideology and the facts

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{Politics.955.1204}: Bloviation T. Cornpone {oldman} Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:04:10 EST (2 lines)

Funny stuff.  Conservatives embracing Darwin and Liberals denying
Darwin.  Who knew?

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{Politics.955.1205}: Otis Dill {Otis99} Fri, 08 Nov 2013 13:33:52 EST (1 line)

Richard needs a job

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{Politics.955.1206}: Richard Clark {cardo} Sat, 09 Nov 2013 20:37:27 EST (1 line)

Otis needs to butt out.

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{Politics.955.1207}: Otis Dill {Otis99} Sat, 09 Nov 2013 21:44:56 EST (1 line)

Richard's butt hurts from sitting on it all day.

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{Politics.955.1208}: Richard Clark {cardo} Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:56:05 EST (HTML)

If you are unable to contribute anything to the discussion, why do you waste our time with your cheap-shit remarks? Have you nothing better to do than to amuse yourself by insulting people? If the answer is yes, why no dwell on that fact for awhile, and then find something better to do with yourself?

That's all I have to say to you. I will not waste my time by responding further to your assholery and asshole remarks. Nor should anyone else.

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{Politics.955.1209}: Elizabeth Costello {lizcostello} Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:33:05 EST (2 lines)

Richard you insult people constantly.   Time to man up because you
give as good as you get.

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{Politics.955.1210}: Richard Clark {cardo} Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:46:52 EST (HTML)

I have several times offered to take a no-insult pledge with anyone who wants to agree to it mutually. So far, no takers.

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{Politics.955.1211}: Senator Lampoon {yesdeer} Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:52:28 EST (HTML)

I suggested you go first. You haven't, won't, and probably can't because whenever you are challenged, especially when your troll mate can't or won't help you out, you go personal attack.

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{Politics.955.1212}: Richard Clark {cardo} Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:33:30 EST (2 lines)

Like I said, I'm waiting for someone to mutually take the pledge,
i.e. with me. One on one.

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{Politics.955.1213}: Senator Lampoon {yesdeer} Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:57:57 EST (HTML)

If you really want to lead, then lead. Otherwise, you're just playing a game of chickenshit.

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{Politics.955.1214}: Richard Clark {cardo} Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:52:26 EST (1 line)

We all know who the game player is here.

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{Politics.955.1215}: Elizabeth Costello {lizcostello} Mon, 11 Nov 2013 07:48:56 EST (1 line)

He's afraid to lead.  He prefers to be a slave.

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{Politics.955.1216}: Richard Clark {cardo} Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:49:39 EST (1 line)

We also know who the idiot is, here.

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{Politics.955.1217}: Elizabeth Costello {lizcostello} Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:11:07 EST (1 line)

A slave by choice is by definition an idiot.

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{Politics.955.1218}: I keep forgetting: {cardo} Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:31:01 EST (1 line)

DNFTT

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{Politics.955.1219}: Elizabeth Costello {lizcostello} Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:01:24 EST (3 lines)

If I were a slave I'd say the same thing.

So Richard, how many weeks could you survive without the government?

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{Politics.955.1220}: Richard Clark {cardo} Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:50:04 EDT (HTML)

Why Does the Right Embrace Ignorance as a Virtue?

Dismissing facts and science has become a staple of conservative ideology.

Spouting off about stuff you know nothing about is traditionally considered unwise. But as the Republican war on science intensifies, ignorance has started to become not only less of a handicap, but a point of pride. In the face of expertise and facts, being belligerently ignorant—and offended that anyone dare suggest ignorance is less desirable than knowledge—has become the go-to position for many conservative politicians and pundits. Sadly, it’s a strategy that’s working, making it harder every day for liberals to argue the value of evidence and reason over wishful thinking and unblinking prejudice.

The strategy of holding out ignorance to be the equivalent of expertise and simply daring your opponents to try to do anything about it was epitomized recently in the Ohio legislature. Republican state legislator John Becker introduced a bill that would ban all insurance plans in the state from covering abortion. It was a horribly misogynist and intrusive bill, but Becker didn’t stop at just trying to outlaw abortion coverage. He also insisted that IUDs, the most effective contraception available, be outlawed from insurance coverage. His reasoning was that he believes IUDs cause abortion, because he believes they work by killing fertilized eggs.

He is, of course, factually wrong in multiple ways.

"http://www.alternet.org/belief/why-does-right-embrace-ignorance-virtue?akid=11907.83305.WETyoe&rd=1&src=newsletter1001980&t=7"

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{Politics.955.1221}: Senator Lampoon {yesdeer} Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:27:11 EDT (HTML)

>Why Does the Right Embrace Ignorance as a Virtue?<

They don't, you silly goose. Conservative means having all the facts, plans, money, and will to make a right and proper decision. The left has always been shoot, ready, aim.

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{Politics.955.1222}: Richard Clark {cardo} Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:39:34 EDT (HTML)

I think there is a whole lot more to it than that.

So what do you think of the "facts and plans" of Ohio Republican state legislator John Becker, as referenced in my last post?

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{Politics.955.1223}: Otis Dill {Otis99} Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:35:49 EDT (2 lines)

I think he would be happier if he moved to Sweden and worked only 30 hours
a week

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{Politics.955.1224}: Richard Clark {cardo} Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:57:45 EDT (3 lines)

Almost all of us would.

But that's dodging the question.

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{Politics.955.1225}: Senator Lampoon {yesdeer} Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:26:08 EDT (HTML)

I think John Becker's plans are silly.

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{Politics.955.1226}: Richard Clark {cardo} Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:02:57 EDT (1 line)

Liz and associates, would the rest of you righties agree?

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{Politics.955.1227}: Jay Hoffman {resist} Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:57:16 EDT (2 lines)

odious would be happier if he could get his head out of his ass - but it
ain't happenin'.

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{Politics.955.1228}: Elizabeth Costello {lizcostello} Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:54:36 EDT (1 line)

I agree you should move to Sweden, yes.

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