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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 08:06 PM

Playboy: Drumpf "...Has Already Made America Great Again"

A female business acquaintance and FB friend posted this link to a Playboy article earlier today without comment. Given the fact that she is more than a bit conservative, I found her post intriguing to say the very least. I recall Playboy as having been a mostly-liberal publication. Until now.

Some of the points made by the writer -- one Bridget Phetasy (I shit you not, that's her byline) -- include:

HES INSPIRED PEOPLE TO TAKE ACTION
Okay, millions of us are marching and taking other actions to fight back against what appears to be the most regressive and oppressive regimes our republic has ever seen, but at what cost?

HES FORCED US TO FOCUS ON POLICY
I just wish there was a single, coherent policy emerging from the executive branch over the past few days, but wishing doesn't make things so. Please do carry on...

HES REVEALED OUR BLIND SPOTS
The author elaborates by stating:
...there is little room for nuance in the liberal media circle-jerk.
Excuse me? Are you attacking liberals for a tactic that the Alt-Right have (ahem) honed to perfection? Don't recent events and statements from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue completely undermine your argument, such as it is? And must you compare the serious work by working journalists (excluding Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and other alt-Right channels) in adolescent terms?

HES FORCED US TO RECONSIDER OUR VALUES
This article was written over a week ago. I think "our values" are abundantly clear now, in light of recent developments, i.e. executive orders that would have made Hitler and Pol Pot blush (if not ejaculate, given the publication through which you've chosen to express this opinion), but please, do continue...

HES PROVEN JUST HOW ADDICTED WE ARE TO ENTERTAINMENT
Fine words from a masturbatory magazine (and cable TV channel, as I recall), but I agree: "we can do better." However, you're not helping by throwing gasoline on a Drumpster fire.

HES WOKEN US UP
Much in the same way that a two-by-four upside the head would. But at what cost? This is more than entertainment -- our lives and livelihoods are on the line here, as well as those of our fellow global citizens!

So Ms. Phetasy, my personal and professional recommendation is that you return to writing your "Sex and Dating" column and trolling celebrities on Playboy, and leave the serious commentary to others.

Your publication is no Esquire, and you, my dear, are no Charlie Pierce!

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Sun Jan 29, 2017, 08:40 PM

1. Consider the source. Only a "trump kind of woman" would work for them.

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