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Tue Dec 24, 2019, 07:26 AM

America is baffled.

W.C. Fields is credited with once saying, "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullshit."

America is up to its eyeballs in bullshit. Is there anyone that can shovel more bullshit than Rudy Giuliani? Donald Trump may be a close second?

Even the "religious" people are caught up in this shitstorm. The so-called "Evangelicals" sold their souls for a couple of shovelfuls of bullshit. They convinced themselves they were looking at the big picture - they were getting judges. They sold out.

The lies have become brazen. They whine and moan about how Nancy Pelosi is holding up the Articles of Impeachment from reaching the US Senate. They hesitate to mention that they received Articles of Impeachment on Bill Clinton on the 19th of December and did not address them until they returned from the holidays on January 6th of the following year.

So, they are lying. They are doing the backstroke in an ocean of bullshit.

Just my opinion.

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Reply America is baffled. (Original post)
kentuck Dec 2019 OP
spanone Dec 2019 #1
kentuck Dec 2019 #4
spanone Dec 2019 #5
global1 Dec 2019 #2
abqtommy Dec 2019 #3
rampartc Dec 2019 #6
empedocles Dec 2019 #7
NJCher Dec 2019 #8
usaf-vet Dec 2019 #9
theaocp Dec 2019 #10
Scarsdale Dec 2019 #27
DENVERPOPS Dec 2019 #32
panfluteman Dec 2019 #11
bucolic_frolic Dec 2019 #12
Pepsidog Dec 2019 #18
kentuck Dec 2019 #20
Pepsidog Dec 2019 #24
Martin Eden Dec 2019 #13
marieo1 Dec 2019 #14
MineralMan Dec 2019 #15
world wide wally Dec 2019 #16
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2019 #17
kentuck Dec 2019 #19
Johonny Dec 2019 #21
BadGimp Dec 2019 #22
Marcuse Dec 2019 #23
Wounded Bear Dec 2019 #25
ananda Dec 2019 #26
Baked Potato Dec 2019 #28
Arkansas Granny Dec 2019 #29
rickyhall Dec 2019 #30
George II Dec 2019 #31
CaptYossarian Dec 2019 #33
Initech Dec 2019 #34
MartyTheGreek Dec 2019 #35
slumcamper Dec 2019 #36
CloudWatcher Dec 2019 #37

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 07:29 AM

1. That's all they've got. Acres and acres of bullshit.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 07:31 AM

4. "Dim dare" is all dey got.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 07:34 AM

5. hey kentuck!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 07:30 AM

2. I Think Rudy Is A Close Second To Trump....nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 07:31 AM

3. I think your op is spot on and based on the facts.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 07:37 AM

6. i think they are surfung on a tsunami of bull shit

the trumpistas do not really understand what trump is saying. they rely on q anon to translate.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 07:37 AM

7. Many a con has bet their 'career' on 'bullshit baffles brains'

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 07:48 AM

8. They are living in a world of lies

And trying to get us to live in their lie, too.

Not gonna happen.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 08:39 AM

9. It's not JUST YOUR opinion. I'm with you.

When the evangelicals start to demonstrate that they are following Jesus' doctrine as he taught it.

Not when some "would-be christian" takes the teaching and bends them for a political reason...then I will believe something has changed. Until then it all appears to me to be a tool of the RW republican agenda.

For example you celebrate his administrationís judicial appointments or its advocacy of life, family, and religious liberty.

Really tell that to the families that have been torn apart by his evil policies.
Or the folks who will face one of the RW judges he has appointed.

Nice try but I believe as a movement the evangelicals seems to be driven more by hate than compassion.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 08:40 AM

10. 10 lbs in a 5 lb bag. n/t

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Response to theaocp (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:27 AM

27. More like 350 lbs.

in a (supposedly) 249 lb. bag.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #27)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 03:50 PM

32. More like

350 lbs in a 5 pound bag.............

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 08:55 AM

11. You can grab me by the pussy if you promise to ban abortion!

This sums up the dilemma of the evangelical Christian single issue voter in the Age of Trump in a nutshell. All GOP politicians, no matter how immoral and corrupt, know they can get the evangelical vote if they promise to do all they can to ban abortion, which starts, I suppose, by appointing all the right judges to federal courts. You can violate all the Ten Commandments - every single one of them, and make a total mockery of supposed Christian family values, if you promise to do all you can to ban abortion. Trump has made that promise - even though he is really, in his heart of hearts, a liberal, pro-choice guy, and - who knows? could well have had at least one hush-hush abortion in his past - but he really NEEDS the evangelical vote to even get within stealing distance of the presidency - with Russian help, of course. Both have sold their souls and compromised on everything else to get what they want.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:08 AM

12. GOP Talking Points are promulgated everywhere

17 Angry Democrats have done this impeachment. They use all this airtight logic, and frame the argument with numbers (17), logic, history (Clinton impeachment). Here's an example used to defend a GOP Congressman's "Nay" vote on impeachment. Look at the comments: https://www.newhopefreepress.com/2019/12/17/congressman-fitzpatrick-says-he-will-not-vote-for-impeachment/

So yes, Americans are confused because they are fed lies. And you can't convince people unless you convince them everybody's lying, which also rubs off on Democrats and their program for America. So we have work to do.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:09 AM

18. And the ultimate justification I have heard them them use, "It's God's will" that Trump is President

I heard this from a very good Christian woman right after he was elected. I never quite understood how such a good, decent woman could support Trump. They profess to believe God made Trump President for a reason but donít apply the same reasoning to issues they donít like. Well if God made Trump president then God made people to be LGBT, made abortion doctors etc. If they are right that God made Trump for a reason, letís hope that reason is to bury these far-right radicals forever. That after Trump there will be a progressive revolution that will fix the structural problems with America. That America will never again be held hostage by these Republican terrorists. If Godís hand is in this mess we are in then conservatism is finished forever and American will emerge a better nation. So letís hope God made Trump President for a reason, to destroy the Republican Party.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:11 AM

20. I wonder if they said something similar in Germany in 1933?

Propping up evil with religion.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:23 AM

24. If they were consistent then they would reason that Hitler and WWII were all part of God's plan.

When it serves their purposes then it GodĎs plan. A despicable perversion of religion to suit their own needs.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:45 AM

13. False narratives trump truth

In other words, bullshit.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:47 AM

14. Best I've read

Your opinion is just exactly like my opinion!!! Your message is the best I've read yet!! It tells it just like it is - it's all a bunch of BS. Thank you for the honest appraisal of our situation.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:49 AM

15. Baffled and Bamboozled.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:51 AM

16. That's where they live.

Bullshit is their backyard pool.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:06 AM

17. Baffled is exactly how the psychotic ultra-wealthy want us to be.

Far too many Americans are outsourcing their thinking to other people they don't even know and have not checked that invisible yapper's credentials......"others" meaning talk radio personalities, preachers, internet blog hosts, some smart-ass on Twitter or a charismatic dude at the local bar.

Everything is going per plan for the oligarchs and plutocrats and the methods are right out of a Soviet propagandist's playbook used for many decades - sew discord, confusion and fear until no one recognizes truth. That then puts them into position to declare what truth is.

KY...........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:10 AM

19. Sometimes the lies are so deceptive that the liar telling the lies is deceived by himself.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:12 AM

21. Evangelical community has always been split between true believers and grifters

It's just the pure grifters get most of the air time and press. Being Christian doesn't pay as well as being a con artist.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:17 AM

22. AMEN

It's a chorus of Baffelers: The Whitehouse, The Senate, Congress, The DOJ, The Media and of course Twittler himself.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:19 AM

23. Point

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:24 AM

25. K & R...for truth...nt

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 10:27 AM

26. All that is fact to me.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 12:01 PM

28. When you're moneyed up

You can do what you want. A wink and a nod here and there. Itís a club.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 02:01 PM

29. And I echo your opinion. I have come to believe that there are no more honorable

Republicans in Congress. They have thrown their lot in with Trump.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 02:54 PM

30. I wonder who Giuly the Mouth is not in jail for espionage?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 03:50 PM

31. That was the favorite expression of my mentor during my fledgling engineering career. He loved it!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 04:49 PM

33. Then we get to hold up their next Nazi for the Supreme Court.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 04:54 PM

34. Everything they have is made up.

They run on lies and conspiracy theories that have been chopped up and pureed until the point where they are no longer recognizable. Bullshit is all they got, and it's what is selling with this administration.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 08:21 PM

35. I sense change at my neighborhood maga bar and fake book...

I'm talking within days. Background: When the NFL flag kneeling criticism set in called operation division, the maga owner canceled his NFL package and business tanked. Then EVERBODY goes to the bigger local Country Bar for 50 screen TVs and business, is business, in this military town doesn't matter your politics. Dumb move on cancelling the NFL package for the local maga bar.

Back to the local maga pub just yesterday. They know I'm lib in their minds but I give them the, "but I'm a Reagan Democrat" routine and they accept me and I tip the waitresses nicely but now I notice their talk about emperor Trump is quieter. The maga bar owner even gave me a like on a fake book cartoon about Trump. So I see this change happening. I have a close neighbor down the street, we go fishing together. He said his staunch maga brother in-law at Thanksgiving said bro in law said Trump ain't his president no more! I'm seeing less fake book rusky ads. We're in season for ads! This is good! However, don't gloat! Like Pelosi said don't do it. I say, it makes their feeling hurt if you laugh at them or scorn them now that he's impeached. I'm hearing the technical arguments already, saying that he's not really impeached, says a guy on the corner. Within the past few months, TVs now include MSNBC and CNN. They are talking about getting the NFL package back.

Things are changing. Don't gloat. Let them down softly, but politically punish those who shaped their thinking with fake book psycographics the lies and the whole bit. A new year approaches. I see light!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 09:53 PM

36. As usual, you pretty much nailed it. n/t

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 11:08 PM

37. Nope, I don't believe it!

My brother was a serious WC Fields fanatic(*), and a little of it rubbed off on me. And this quote does not sound like him. I'm going to need references to believe this is a real Fields quote.

A quick google turns up at least one source that agrees with me:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/if_you_can%27t_dazzle_them_with_brilliance,_baffle_them_with_bull

Etymology
Misattributed to W.C. Fields. Original source unknown.


[*] I'd ask my brother, but sadly he passed many years ago.

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