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Old 09-14-2021, 08:04 PM   #79455 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jadis View Post
"Anti-Racist, Anti-Sexist Boy" by the Linda Lindas and it's a heartfelt ode to a middle aged Irishman who finally found out that racism is bad and is very excited about it.

CNN turning some Irish uncle into a fierce and clueless anti-racism keyboard warrior is somehow way funnier than a million Floridian aunts getting into qanon via memes.
Guy who's been here a few months thinks he knows me.
Originally Posted by The Batlord View Post
Today's socialists should pee in your mouth.
Quote of the month
Originally Posted by Lisnaholic View Post
Also there is this, from the MB rules page:-

... which your post earlier today clearly was, jadis:-
Originally Posted by ribbons View Post
^ Very good point, Lisna, and I agree. That put-down of Trollheart was totally uncalled for.
I disagree. I should be put down as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Originally Posted by ribbons View Post
Don't take the Lord's name in vain.
well now I wouldn't call myself a Lord...

Originally Posted by jadis View Post
Lisna, it was a bit of gentle ribbing and you know it! The worst thing I called him was "uncle"...

I wonder if this miscommunication is due to me being a poor and lazy communicator or to your references and categories being limited to what you have picked up from the post-2016 "leftist" podcast boom. Seems like a bit of both...

I'm very familiar with and often impressed by various leftist analyses (and some right wing ones too). But between that and adopting the identity of a "leftist" there's a yawning chasm, which I don't remember crossing.

Why would I be a "disappointed leftist" if I've never bought in into Marxist teleology, for instance? My thing is to try to think critically and being a "leftist" seems like the opposite of that. Needing for some reason to show "solidarity" with a TV-addled uncle cause he's picking up some of the correct buzzwords? Yeah, sounds about "leftist".
Gentle ribbing is practiced by friends. You are not my friend, nor will you ever be. You seem, for whatever reason (probably a valid one, says everyone here) to have taken an instant dislike to me, but I've had fights with the greats: Frownland, YorkeDaddy, OH... you ain't in the same league, son.

And TV-addled? How dare you say ... sorry, have to go watch TV.
Originally Posted by Lisnaholic View Post
It's surprising how easy intention and nuance get lost or misunderstood when we are "talking" by text. But I can definitely say that the bit in bold is not true. What I read on the page did not look like "gentle ribbing" to me.
It wasn't; it was nasty and insulting, but these people live in their own world so what can you do? The truth holds no power over them, and reality is what they say it is.
Originally Posted by rubber soul View Post
To be honest, I'm not sure how to take Jadis myself. I had to take a swipe from him when I returned (I made a snide comment about Nena for encouraging people to ignore the Covid protocols) and he took a swipe at my generation per se. For a split second, I thought I was headed for another YorkeDaddy confrontation.

I do know that Troll has historically been vulnerable to personal attacks here, a couple that were way more personal than this to be fair to Jadis. Does he(Trollheart) show a little naivete when looking at American issues? Being an American myself (and just bordering the south), I'd have to say, yes. He may have seen George Floyd on TV in Ireland, but here, we're actually living it. And you can see the lines being drawn right in front of you.

But I also know him to be very well meaning. He's trying to understand what makes us Americans tick and why we have this inner need to hate. It isn't uniquely American, of course, and it isn't even uniquely white; we all have the ability to irrationally hate.

Anyway, I'm not sure who is a lefty or a righty (safe to say Anteater would be a Republican or Tory though?), and maybe it doesn't matter.
I'm just an ignorant Irish guy trying to educate myself. Heinous crime, I know.
Originally Posted by The Batlord View Post
Your time will come, lib scum.
You're a poet, Batty!
Originally Posted by SoundgardenRocks View Post
Bring OH back and make him mod
Originally Posted by Marie Monday View Post
He only asked for one
Originally Posted by Lisnaholic View Post
Yeah, sometimes Batlord comes up with some surprising vocabulary. I still remember reading, to my surprise, the word "preening" in one of his posts.
I mean, who uses that verb any longer ?!? I'm embarrassed even to admit that I know what it means, let alone use it in a sentence
Batty's a great writer. Don't underestimate him.

FYI, for those who care, I don't watch CNN. I watched it during the run-up to the election, through it and into the insurrection, but only because it was the only US News channel we can get. My news normally comes from our own national TV station, RTE, also BBC and SKY. Oh, and goes without saying I slavishly watch the most trusted name in news, Kermit the Frog's Muppet News.
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