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Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:14 AM

Christmas Eve morning early libations thoughts--- upon reading Facebook comments....

I poured bourbon in my coffee this morning. I am spending the day wrapping- cleaning.....just messing around the house.

Sitting there reading Facebook, and some stuff on DU--- I realized one thing I am tired of- sick of-- done with: the word "progressive" bandied about as if it is somehow a bad thing.

So, I have decided to start calling Republicans "Regressives."

It's so much more polite than "Repukes," or "dumbfucks." Doesn't "Regressive" sound better than "Shitforbrains?"

Well, I think so.

I hope everyone is having a calm day- and looking forward to a happier New Year. I know there are so many suffering right now, and I am thinking of them- and those on DU. I have been reading DU since the day I saw the banner at GWB's inauguration (the banner and that glorious egg!!)--- married a DUer that I met here.

Cheers!

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Reply Christmas Eve morning early libations thoughts--- upon reading Facebook comments.... (Original post)
essme Dec 2020 OP
sagesnow Dec 2020 #1
essme Dec 2020 #3
Buckeyeblue Dec 2020 #2
essme Dec 2020 #4
Buckeyeblue Dec 2020 #22
RVN VET71 Dec 2020 #36
Buckeyeblue Dec 2020 #37
central scrutinizer Dec 2020 #45
Laelth Dec 2020 #46
lark Dec 2020 #5
essme Dec 2020 #7
BComplex Dec 2020 #6
essme Dec 2020 #8
BComplex Dec 2020 #12
ancianita Dec 2020 #9
MontanaMama Dec 2020 #10
jaxexpat Dec 2020 #34
blogslut Dec 2020 #11
essme Dec 2020 #13
Magoo48 Dec 2020 #14
essme Dec 2020 #17
Magoo48 Dec 2020 #19
TNNurse Dec 2020 #15
judesedit Dec 2020 #16
SnowCritter Dec 2020 #18
essme Dec 2020 #28
Mister Ed Dec 2020 #20
N_E_1 for Tennis Dec 2020 #21
appleannie1 Dec 2020 #23
chia Dec 2020 #24
essme Dec 2020 #25
chia Dec 2020 #31
samnsara Dec 2020 #26
cate94 Dec 2020 #27
Mr. Ected Dec 2020 #29
Habibi Dec 2020 #30
essme Dec 2020 #32
ananda Dec 2020 #33
AllaN01Bear Dec 2020 #35
progree Dec 2020 #38
mtngirl47 Dec 2020 #39
JohnnyRingo Dec 2020 #40
PatSeg Dec 2020 #41
Jerry2144 Dec 2020 #42
BobTheSubgenius Dec 2020 #43
FakeNoose Dec 2020 #44

Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:19 AM

1. That's the perfect word to sum up Rumpers.

Hope it catches on. Progressives are not good at packaging ideas simply. This is a good start.

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Response to sagesnow (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:26 AM

3. Thank you! And it's so much nicer than "sniveling fuckit"

I know one of Biden's folks got "in trouble" for using the word, "fucker," which of course was/ is entirely appropriate.

Regressive.

I like it.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:24 AM

2. I like it. I think it could be a politically powerful word. I will adopt Regressives

Bourbon in coffee is a treat indeed? What distillery are you partial to?

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:28 AM

4. Oh, I am Southern...so, I don't have great taste. I am just into

the Beam this morning.

I know it sounds like I am just sitting around being a Lush- but, I have done all the dishes, three loads of laundry, and am working on the floors/ bathrooms now.

We are heading to our place in the mountains on Sunday to see snow- and I want everything done

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Response to essme (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:33 AM

22. Nothing wrong with Jim Beam. I enjoy hearing about local distilleries

That seems to be a thing here in Michigan. And from what I can tell they are mostly run by young, progressive minded people.

I guess Regressives drink swill.

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 10:33 AM

36. Nah. They drink the pricey stuff -- at least the plutocrats do

But they're all like those business clowns who paid $2,000 for a bottle of wine at dinner, praised its bouquet and flavored nuances while congratulating each other on their superiority -- only to be told by an embarrassed manager that they'd be served up with a $40 bottle by mistake.

In other words, these fools buy culture that they have no sensitivity to actually appreciate -- but, oh my, do they love to smugly show it off, pretentiously.

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Response to RVN VET71 (Reply #36)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 10:45 AM

37. True. But the craft distilleries are a little different.

The bring creativity and sense of the community--many only use locally grown ingredients.

I agree that some of the privelidged class likes overly priced wine and booze. But that's a whole different story.

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Response to RVN VET71 (Reply #36)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 12:32 PM

45. Seems appropriate here

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Response to essme (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 02:52 PM

46. Bourbon comes from Kentucky.

Yours is the perfect palette for it.



-Laelth

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:28 AM

5. Baileys in my coffee is getting me started today.

Still have Covid so only allowing myself 2 cups of coffee, then it's back to water and OJ. I do think I'm feeling better today, not coughing as much and think my chest isn't quite as tight so I want to keep the improvement going.

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Response to lark (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:34 AM

7. I am so sorry! I will be thinking of you-

We are so freaking lucky in my family. We are in NC- so about 50/50 sniveling fuckwits....wait, I mean Regressives...and are very fortunate to have stayed healthy so far.

So glad you are feeling better!

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:29 AM

6. Essme - you hit that nail on the head.

This might just be the beginning of a brand new relationship with the regressive party!

You might have written the best post ever! Any post that starts out with "I poured bourbon in my coffee this morning" has got to be a game changer!

Good work, my friend!

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Response to BComplex (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:34 AM

8. Aren't we all just so OVER those goddamned motherfucking troglodytes?

Yes- time to rename them so we can sound polite in public.

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Response to essme (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:48 AM

12. ...



I am so totally OVER those goddamned motherfucking troglodytes!

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:37 AM

9. Works for me.

I also like Retrogrades, or Retropublicans.

Cheers.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:45 AM

10. During dinner last night, my 15 year old son

observed that the beliefs of Democrats and regressives/fuckwits/troglodytes/mouth breathing-knuckled draggers/dumbshits is not just about ideas...he says its who people are. I think hes correct.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 10:22 AM

34. Loved reading that. 15 year-olds, what confident clarity.

I remember the conversations at my family's dinner table when I was 15 were way-to-often about a little known far away land called Viet Nam. For all the points of contention and explanation it still burns into me that things like the Viet Nam war and Donald Trump's ascendance are simply examples of the obvious. There is evil in the world. When evil is up, everything looks like it will never get better. When it's down, it seems like nothing can be wrong. So profound is the nature of adult humans to live in their chosen delusion that when a simple observation reveals the plain fact that about half of us don't know which way is up it's always the other side which is in error.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:46 AM

11. That is a perfectly cromulent word

I shall yoink it

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Response to blogslut (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:51 AM

13. LOVE it!! It's not everyday that this librarian

has to use a dictionary!!

I love your post- Thank you!

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:55 AM

14. The bourbon is inspiring a vane of compassion in you.

Morning is a good time for magnanimous musing, before the true gravity of our situation comes to light and we remember that were in way over our heads.

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Response to Magoo48 (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:11 AM

17. Oh my goodness! Can you please let me know how "I am in way over my head?"

My Great Grandmother, whom I adored more than words can process, was a close friend of Senator Sam Ervin. I well remember him saying "Stephnee- Go pour me a drink!"

I loved her so much- and my memories of Sam Ervin are strictly from a childhood in Morganton, NC-- all of those folks are gone now.

But, "over our heads?" I really need you to explain that crap.

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Response to essme (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:27 AM

19. Ha, it's just a bit of phrase tossed around

by a group of friends I meet with every morning for coffee and discussion, before COVID. We often remark that on many days our moods and confidence can wear thin as reminders of this, that, and the other thing return to mind. Since retiring, I personally find this much less the case.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 08:57 AM

15. Well, for the time being, Republican is a good enough insult for me.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:00 AM

16. Regressives it is.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:27 AM

18. I've been referring to them as Fascists

is that too harsh?

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Response to SnowCritter (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:47 AM

28. Well, no. The problem is that we are dealing with history

flunkees from HS. It's pathetic, isn't it?

They should turn their diplomas in and apologize- but, I digress.

No, it's not harsh- it's true- but, Mom and Dad in Ozark, MO aren't going to "get it."

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:29 AM

20. l like it. Let's use it at every opportunity. n/t

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:31 AM

21. That's a great name...

Explains exactly what they are.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:36 AM

23. Regressive works perfectly and makes "Progressive" the winner and Regressive the loser.

Progressive is achieving goals while Regressive is losing your pants while falling backwards.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:39 AM

24. Sitting here with my boring coffee this Christmas Eve morning - and loving your post -

you gave me a chuckle and "regressive" is perfect.

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you and your DU spouse. How neat that you met here!

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Response to chia (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:45 AM

25. Almost 20 years ago! I am going to email EarlG

and ask him if I can go back to my original DU name.

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Response to essme (Reply #25)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 10:01 AM

31. Wow! That's awesome. :)

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:46 AM

26. i had a glass of home made applejack someone gave hubby for xmas at his work...

..oh yum!

I still call them repugs....

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:46 AM

27. Regressive

Good word for them. They want to take us back to the fifties, without the taxes.
OTOH, fascist, authoritarian fuckheads, works pretty well too.

Id love some Jamison in my coffee this morning, Unfortunately, Id lose all motivation to get stuff done.
Happy Holidays!

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:51 AM

29. For every action, there should be an equal and opposite reaction

You say "socialist", I say "fascist".

You say "progressive", I say "regressive". Perfect!

And by the way, I don't consider either term ascribed to us as negative. Call me a socialist all day long. I'm a proud democratic socialist, that's for damn sure.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 09:58 AM

30. Good word. I'm considering "Confederates" myself. nt

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Response to Habibi (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 10:05 AM

32. Please don't. I am a 7th generation North Carolinian. My stories of that war are only

3rd hand- I am 56 years old. I knew all of my grandparents, and many of my greats well; Growing up, we had a picture of my great-something or other (there are still folks in the family named after him) that was captured. My grandparents had a sword on the wall in the den.

These new toe-licker Republicans would love being called that. They have no goddamned idea that an entire portion of the country was burnt down. They are stupid fuckwits that failed history.

That moniker excites the rednecks- they love it.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 10:15 AM

33. I identify as very liberal.

Liberal and proud of it.

If that's what progressive means,
I'm that too.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 10:23 AM

35. liberals , commies , socialists , lib snowflake . labels i wear proudly.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 10:52 AM

38. I use CONNEDservatives for the goobers, and CONservatives for the rich and powerful ones

that CON the CONNEDservative goobers into voting to screw themselves.

I like regressives too, it is a perfectly apt description / label.

As for me, I'm pretty much middle-of-the-road.

Midway between the Mensheviks and the Bolsheviks

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 10:58 AM

39. Hey! If you're coming to the NC mountains you should get on the road soon!

It's warm and raining now, but the temps are supposed to start dropping this afternoon causing the roads to flash freeze. Also it's going to be brutally cold until Saturday! (BYOB!)

That being said--looking forward to being snowed in on Friday....that way I can pretend it's a normal Christmas but we just can't drive on the roads!

Regressive is perfect for them all!

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 11:04 AM

40. Excellent! Not as childish as many monikers.

I never liked the word "repuke". It sounds too much like a schoolyard taunt.
The question is, will they know what regressive means? We know they aren't going to look it up.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 11:10 AM

41. Yep, works for me!

Republicans keep trying to demonize who and what we are, "regressives" is a perfect comeback. I am so sick of them trying to change the English language and redefine who Democrats are.

You married a DUer that you met here? That is remarkable! Merry Christmas!

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 11:13 AM

42. Repugnant

I think Repugnant is the best term for them. They are morally, socially, and ethically repugnant.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 11:15 AM

43. Welcome aboard the Regressive train!

I've been using and advocating that word for several years now. They are absolutely NOT "conservatives." There is little they want to conserve. They want to drag the world back to...when? Probably a piecemeal society. Family units from 50's TV. An economy from the same era. Strappin' on yer shootin' iron and swaggering downtown, heading for the OK Corral.

And "progressive" and "liberal" are fine appellations. As JFK said, wear it proudly. OK, he didn't actually say that, but that was the gist of it.

All the best to you and yours!

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Response to essme (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2020, 11:40 AM

44. I'm willing to stop using the term "Repukes"

... whenever they stop calling us "Libtards."




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