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Wed Sep 21, 2016, 03:36 PM

From Twitter: I will GORGE myself on Skittles

I found this one on Twitter yesterday, and it's probably the most to-the-point send-up of the Skittles absurdity I've read, yet.


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Reply From Twitter: I will GORGE myself on Skittles (Original post)
Saviolo Sep 2016 OP
Egnever Sep 2016 #1
Saviolo Sep 2016 #2
Maru Kitteh Sep 2016 #3
murielm99 Sep 2016 #4
AwakeAtLast Sep 2016 #5
SaveOurDemocracy Sep 2016 #6
Saviolo Sep 2016 #20
Skittles Sep 2016 #7
yuiyoshida Sep 2016 #8
Skittles Sep 2016 #12
yuiyoshida Sep 2016 #21
erpowers Sep 2016 #9
Iggo Sep 2016 #10
liberalnarb Sep 2016 #17
Pacifist Patriot Sep 2016 #22
True Dough Sep 2016 #27
Iggo Sep 2016 #11
annabanana Sep 2016 #13
tanyev Sep 2016 #14
calimary Sep 2016 #15
democrattotheend Sep 2016 #16
Liberal Jesus Freak Sep 2016 #18
niyad Sep 2016 #19
ismnotwasm Sep 2016 #23
Coyotl Sep 2016 #24
KeepItReal Sep 2016 #25
Island Blue Sep 2016 #26

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 03:39 PM

1. Wow that is an awesome response!

 

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Response to Egnever (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:05 PM

2. For sure

I really feel like it gets right behind the ridiculous argument instead of addressing the absurd argument itself.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:07 PM

3. FINALLY. The absolutely PERFECT response.

Thank you for posting that here!

Thank You!!!!!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:15 PM

4. Skittles will be selling like crazy.

I can't remember the last time I ate them. I don't care much about candy, except chocolate and peppermint.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:15 PM

5. That gave me chills

Great response!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:23 PM

6. Rips the candy coating off and exposes the REAL question being asked!

Well done Eli Bosnick!

Thanks for posting.

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Response to SaveOurDemocracy (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 07:49 PM

20. Yea I love it

The best part is how it re-frames the question in terms of what those candies really mean in the absurd hypothetical being presented. The poisoned Skittles reduces human lives to a probability, and also makes it all about the asker, instead of the human lives affected.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:25 PM

7. OUTSTANDING

THEY CANNOT USE SKITTLES FOR FEAR!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:32 PM

8. They Best not or...

They will be scheduled for a butt kicking!!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #8)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:45 PM

12. can you believe these people

what part of COLORS OF THE RAINBOW (*NONE* of which are white) DO THEY NOT GET

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 01:53 AM

21. We both know if they had their choice

They would demand white skittles.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:40 PM

9. I Perfer

I prefer the response, "If a maniac told you a bowl of skittles contained three poisoned skittles, but a food inspector told you all the skittles had been inspected and they were safe to eat, who would you believe? The maniac who keeps saying crazy things that turn out to be wrong, or the food inspector who is actually inspecting the food?"

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Response to erpowers (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:44 PM

10. I like that one, too!

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Response to erpowers (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 05:43 PM

17. Thats more like it!

 

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Response to erpowers (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 10:18 AM

22. Excellent

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Response to erpowers (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 11:55 AM

27. They could both be right

But this is where the analogy with Skittles ends. Because if there was a large batch of Skittles and I knew three were poisoned, I would refrain from eating any because of the risk. However, my rejection of the Skittles doesn't cause any suffering to persist. On the other hand, in the real-life scenario involving refugees, of course we want to weed out anyone with perverted ideology and an intent to do harm. If we do that by keeping all of them out, then those who are seeking a better life will have bleaker prospects and less hope. None of them are neglected Skittles.

That's why I'm glad that Canada has admitted more than 28,000 Syrian refugees since last year, and I hope that number continues to climb. We are not paying a steep price for it. There are some challenges related to housing, education and employment but those hurdles will eventually be overcome.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 04:45 PM

11. Good goddamoddy, YES!!!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 05:01 PM

13. This is the real thing that little turd is saying.

FAR AND WIDE this quote should go..

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 05:19 PM

14. It's much better odds than the salmonella-tainted mousse at a Trump restaurant.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 05:25 PM

15. LOVE this!!!

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My other answer might be - "what, because YOU say there are three poisoned Skittles in there? Why should I believe you? You and your dad are both LIARS! And your little brother, too!"

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 05:27 PM

16. What is your twitter handle?

I am trying to find more DU'ers on twitter. Mine is democrat2theend.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 06:11 PM

18. I love Skittles...

And not just the one who kicks my ass This is the best tweet EVER. Hubby and I like to think we'd do the same

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Wed Sep 21, 2016, 06:51 PM

19. utterly awesome!!!!!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 10:19 AM

23. K&R

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 10:22 AM

24. But, whatever you do, don't eat the white Skittle. It isn't a real skittle because

 

just like there is no such thing as a "white race" there are no white Skittles.

The Invention of the White Race

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 11:44 AM

25. 💯

Awesomeness.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2016, 11:48 AM

26. Jesus would eat the Skittles.

for the exact reason you posted. Suck on that right-wingers.

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