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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:03 pm    Post subject: More modern way of living Reply with quote

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(Editor's note: The following Letter to the Editor, published in the Jan. 23 edition, has gone viral on the Web after a reader linked it to a Fox News Facebook page. It had received more than 4,000 comments and been shared more than 12,000 times by Tuesday morning.)

Beaufort, N.C.

Jan. 17, 2013

TO THE EDITOR:

Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?

We Democrats are sick and tired of Republicans constantly using the Constitution to cover up their true plans, which are to make us all afraid of everyone else. Our great president came from a civilized part of the country where there is strict gun control, and he is only trying to bring the benefits of that more modern way of living to the rest of us. I don’t know the exact statistics, but I’m quite certain that Chicago is a lot safer that Morehead City, when it comes to gun violence.

But do Republicans and conservatives listen to the voice of reason? No, of course not. All they want to do is whine and complain about how gun control and wealth redistribution violate the Constitution, as if the Constitution were all that great, anyway. There are a lot of things that need to be changed about the Constitution, I’d say, and President Obama needs to change it.

The Republicans are just trying to stand in the way, because the president is black. They even dared to question whether he was born in this country. I think all this demonstrates that the Constitution needs to be amended when it comes to the qualifications for being president. Right now, it says that a person has to be 35 years old and be a natural born citizen. Well, that is obviously unfair because there are a great many otherwise qualified people who cannot run for president because their mothers had to have a C-section. But because the Constitution was written a hundred years ago, nobody even thought of the discrimination that would result from a doctor having to deliver a baby in this unnatural way. Now that we Democrats are in control of the government, that’s just one more thing we should change in our drive to make life fair.

Please withhold my name because I don’t want to get crank calls.

PROUD TO BE A DEMOCRAT

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It must be trolling. :lol:

How do we test? Maybe we could ask mcgruff if this sounds reasonable to him or if it sounds like somebody trying to make Democrats look like total fucking idiots.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
It must be trolling.

this was my thought.

i'm sure there are people that believe some of the assertions but to put them all together takes a special kind of intention.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the bit at the end about the C-section was the author's way of making it clear that it was satirical. At least he or she was nice enough to do that. Still, as mcgruff would say, with [Democrats], sometimes it's hard to tell.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is it trolling? It is nearly verbatim what comes out of their mouths.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
How is it trolling? It is nearly verbatim what comes out of their mouths.

If the author was "Shaniqua" or the like, I might believe it wasn't trolling.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
How is it trolling? It is nearly verbatim what comes out of their mouths.

"us" versus "them" ...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forget the term, but somebody has given a name to this type of trolling, where you pretend to be somebody with views opposite your own, and then believably make those views look ridiculous.

It's sort of an elaborate strawman, like going to the political rally of a group you disagree with, wearing ridiculous clothing and waving a badly mis-spelled sign.

To some it's a clever joke, mocking the other guys, but to the half of us who are of below average intelligence, it's real.
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