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 Post subject: Just in Case You Need Further Proof...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:11 pm 
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...that people on the whole are stupid, snopes.com had to debunk an article published by The Onion.

http://www.snopes.com/cuban-refugees-cl ... force-one/

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 Post subject: Re: Just in Case You Need Further Proof...
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I like the generous "similarly confusing" later in the article.

Well, yes; I grant that this is _somewhat_ correct. The "similar" part is, at least, correct.

These two articles are similarly confusing, motivational, inspirational-- whatever-- - if you are, beyond all reasonable doubt, and idiot.

Hanging onto a high-altitude jet plane? Not gonna happen en masse. Getting that close to Airforce One? Also not gonna happen en masse. Be downright difficult to do solo.

Storing air-breathing mammals in plastic bags?

as I said: you'd have to be an idiot. I'm not going to be all soft and coddling: you're a moron if you think either of those things is anything but hilarious lampoonery.

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 Post subject: Re: Just in Case You Need Further Proof...
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What's truly humorous is how, only a few short years ago, EVERYONE knew that The Onion was a spoof site. Apparently now that it's not as "trendy" as it once was, everyone is falling for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Just in Case You Need Further Proof...
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Your gong show "presidential" politics is entertaining the whole world, but in a sad and scary sort of way.

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Do you suppose The Onion staff ever get disillusioned by the way Fox News beats them at their own game?

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It is rather said when the only good thing you can say about Candidate 1 is that "he's not Candidate 2!;" the only thing you can say about 2 is "He's not Candidate 3!;" the only good thing about 3 is "he's not Candidate 4!;" and the only good thing about 4 is "he's not Candidate 1!"

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 Post subject: Re: Just in Case You Need Further Proof...
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wheezeburnt wrote:
Do you suppose The Onion staff ever get disillusioned by the way Fox News beats them at their own game?


Or CNN...they merely parrot each other in opposite ends of the spectrum, yet neither of them gets anywhere near the truth with factual accuracy.

Granted, it doesn't help that the thousands of media sources in this country are all owned by less than half a dozen outfits.

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It is rather said when the only good thing you can say about Candidate 1 is that "he's not Candidate 2!;" the only thing you can say about 2 is "He's not Candidate 3!;" the only good thing about 3 is "he's not Candidate 4!;" and the only good thing about 4 is "he's not Candidate 1!"


My fave so far is Harry Reid's endorsement: "I think she will make a great female president."

As if her male opponent might be a contender for that slot.

Or perhaps the key word here is "female" and not "lady".

Or Reid has finally slipped into the deep end of Geriatric Park.

Seriously, there are dozens of ways to analyze that. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Just in Case You Need Further Proof...
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Eh...

while it's wading terribly close to a political discussion, I think that she should be disqualified: she's already been President twice. :lol:

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Shadow Shack wrote:
...that people on the whole are stupid, snopes.com had to debunk an article published by The Onion.

http://www.snopes.com/cuban-refugees-cl ... force-one/

:roll:

I thought you were overselling things. The Onion sometimes publishes almost believable things that almost could be true.
Then I clicked on the link.
Then I paused the show we were watching and read it to my wife.
Then I got out a broom and swept up our collective jaws.


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 Post subject: Re: Just in Case You Need Further Proof...
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The good thing is that now there is Facebook, where thousands of people will forever mark the universe with the bold notation that they, in the face of all good sense, _believed_. :)

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