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  •  Just read a lovely insult from England (5+ / 0-)

    that may apply in this case, just change names to suit:
    "When they circumcised Herbert Samuel, they threw away the wrong bit."--David Lloyd George

    •  That's bad--Don't know who the guy is (3+ / 0-)

      but that could work.

      "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

      by GreenMother on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 08:54:45 AM PDT

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      •  Samuel was an interesting member/leader of the (2+ / 0-)
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        Liberals in England in the early part of the 20th century. He originally opposed women's suffrage but then supported it; he was an active supporter of the Palestine Protectorate (later its High Commissioner); inexplicably (to me, at least) he sided with Chamberlain regarding appeasement of Hitler.
        He and Lloyd-George were enemies, obviously--the men had no use for each other's personalities or ideas. In addition it was a dog-whistle religious slur, given that Samuel was Jewish.
        I certainly don't condone the religious slur, but it was irresistible to suggest the surface interpretation of the slur given what I think of the depth of Murray's intellect.

        •  Well thanks for the history lesson, (1+ / 0-)
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          It was funnier before it became about religion.
          Now it's just uncomfortable.

          "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

          by GreenMother on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:02:55 AM PDT

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