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  •  You can't seriously compare the two. (0+ / 0-)
    Mmmm.  Goofy Grape.  

    The patellar reflex is a deep tendon reflex which allows one to keep one's balance with little effort or conscious thought.

    by SpamNunn on Thu May 16, 2013 at 12:05:02 PM PDT

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    •  Because neither are examples of reacting to (0+ / 0-)

      a poor public perception of something before facts are fully in, right?

      Oh wait. They both are.

      Black public officials shouldn't be denying white farmers proper assistance out of animus for their skin color...

      ...unless it just so happens to be a story about personal growth, and the proper assistance was actually forthcoming.

      The IRS shouldn't be choosing to target political groups out of some animus for their ideology...

      ...unless it just so happens they don't give a crap what that ideology is beyond keywords that are related to it suddenly having ridiculously good predictive power regarding which applications deserve extra scrutiny.

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