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  •  You, subversive, you. ;D (6+ / 0-)

    Compassionate Conservatism is letting all the bridges collapse so you won't have to live under one after losing your home when they cut off your unemployment insurance.

    by ontheleftcoast on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 04:44:52 PM PST

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    •  "Brought to you by the.... (7+ / 0-)

      .... Department of Gray Ops."

      Do whatever works.  The only legitimate limits are: no violence, and nothing that's more illegal than peaceful sit-ins, littering, or parking violations (not including blocking fire hydrants and disabled access zones).

      Another way to take these people down a few notches:

      Write up a script that includes scriptural references and thoroughly absurd "prophesies" (for example "people will get stuck in traffic!"), and some glossolalia (talking in tongues) for good measure.   Always lead off with a dominionist codeword or two, in order to catch them off guard at first and appear "friendly," but end up "polluting" their codewords with the connotations that will follow in the rest of your script.  

      Practice it until you can recite it theatrically from memory.  Then refine your theatrical technique so it's really believable.  

      Get a bunch of people together to write these and practice their technique: the more the merrier.  

      Then go to one of her events.  And while she's speaking, someone stands up and goes into their routine.   And then after that one, another one, and another.  

      The more wacko the "prophesies" the better.  The more people who do it on any given occasion, the better.  

      The goal of all of this is to proliferate "prophets" until our prophets become her losses.

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 04:57:11 PM PST

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      •  Improve the prophet-loss ratio? n.t. (3+ / 0-)
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        When we are no longer children, we are already dead. (Constantin Brancusi) And whoever gave it, thanks for the gift!

        by sagesource on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 09:04:36 PM PST

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        •  actually, degrade their "prophet to loss ratio." (1+ / 0-)
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          Their prophets, our losses.

          OUR prophets, THEIR losses.

          The more loony prophets we can proliferate, the more we can dilute their message and make it seem like sheer idiocy.

          Think about UFOs for a moment.  The Air Force was studying them intensely during the 1950s - 1960s.  They were seriously concerned that some of these were advanced Soviet devices that could penetrate our airspace with impunity.  But what did they say publicly about it?  They said all of them were optical illusions and cloud formations, and they pooh-poohed the whole subject until it became "crazy stuff."  

          So anyone, even commercial pilots with thousands of hours in the air, who reported seeing a strange object in the sky, was at risk of being laughed at, and became reluctant to say anything.   That situation has continued to this day.  

          Now strictly speaking, there are occasionally some interesting objects in the sky that behave in unusual ways, and that should be studied scientifically and objectively.  Whatever we learn from that will be interesting and potentially useful.  But my point here is, by proliferating craziness, we can make a topic "taboo."  It has worked before, it can work again.

          And that's what we need to do about these self-proclaimed prophets.

          "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

          by G2geek on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 10:58:09 PM PST

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    •  and while we're at it... (6+ / 0-)

      .... After a few of these events where her speeches are interrupted by more "self-proclaimed prophets" babbling inanities right back at her, she and the rest of NAR will start getting just a wee bit nervous about being embarrassed in public that way.

      At which point you can prey on their nervousness:  Before any of their events, call them up and let them know they should beware of more "false prophets" showing up in their audience.  Sound as if you overheard something, or you had some kind of inside information.  Use an un-traceable phone if possible.  

      Then they will show up for their event but will be all nervous and twitchy about more "prophets" popping up.  Their mood will be obvious and it will also help undermine their message.  Even if you can't be there to babble and spew in person.

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 05:00:18 PM PST

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