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  •  But I often like Roadbed Guy (5+ / 0-)

    not as much on energy issues, maybe, but he's no troll.

    I dunno, sometimes I think people just need to blame the weakest people in the equation, to make the equation come out less scary.

    I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.--Jenny Lawson

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 12:16:27 PM PST

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    •  well, if that made sense (3+ / 0-)
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      SouthernLiberalinMD, quill, CroneWit

      realistically, yeah. But in this instance, the person making it would also be smearing themself with the same brush.

      Why? Ahh, humanity. As you succinctly ask:

      Why does everyone keep assuming our democracy is working just peachy keen and that therefore every decision of every elected official is the will of the fucking "voting public?
      Bottom line--it is a completely baseless assumption, regardless of the intent of the person making it.  Whether it's borne of fear or laziness or bad intent doesn't seem to matter, now that you mention it. It's just a ridiculous meme which needs to go away.
       

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 12:40:01 PM PST

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      •  Yes, it is. (4+ / 0-)

        I've been feeling that way since Nov. 2000.

        But I guess being a Floridian has that effect on people sometimes.

        I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.--Jenny Lawson

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 12:41:34 PM PST

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