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  •  Politeness is for tea parties (none)
    Just once, just ONCE, I want to see someone on our side say, "You're a lying sack of crap and I can't believe you think you have balls big enough to even let that slip between your lips and not get called on it."

    Just once. I'm not asking for much.

    "Don't play the rumba, and don't play the samba, 'cause papa loves mambo tonight!"

    by Chilufya on Tue May 10, 2005 at 08:15:43 AM PDT

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    •  They have a different concept of truth (none)
      I saw this repeatedly during the last election. E.g. one not-too-swift boat veteran guy was pulling something right out of his ass, and a veteran from Kerry's side corrected him, and the liar neither blushed nor blinked, but mumbled something and went right on. It was like "if it feels good, say it."

      I ran into the same thing at a barbershop, when I told some blowhard that, no, the photo of Kerry with Fonda was faked, and he replied, "Oh yeah, I know , but..." and went right on.

      It's like truth means something different to them.

      I think they are like borderline personality people. The FEEL first, and then build their reality around that.

      How do you deal with that?

      (And, BTW, the Bushies seem experts at manipulating this primative aspect of human nature, but why did they not foresee that the Iraqis are no less perverse?  A lot of Iraqi response to the U.S. has been "You are Jews" or "At least Saddam was not a Jew." (Compare that to Red America responding to us with "You are liberals" and "at least Bush is a Christian.")

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