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Tweet of the day -

J. Elvis Weinstein (@JElvisWeinstein) tweeted at 3:43 am on Sun, Jul. 15, 2018:
Donald Trump is every kid on the Wonka tour but Charlie.
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Tweet of the day ...

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So I muted all the Trump in the UK hashtags & deliberately set out to send (& receive) lots of cute fox, cat, and general wildlife pics. And so my feed is now full of Elon Musk calling one of the Thai cave rescuers a ‘pedo’. I can’t win.

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See Ellon is copping a hammering again this morning for his idiot plans to dig thru a hill to reach the boys in the cave.
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Getting all he deserves AA. 

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Susie Dent (@susie_dent) tweeted at 7:17 pm on Tue, Jul. 17, 2018:
My word of the day is ‘quockerwodger’: a 19th century wooden toy puppet whose limbs jerk about at the whim of the puppet master. It soon became used for a politician whose strings are pulled entirely by someone else.
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Bullgelati Bill Quockerwodger-Shorten!

I's a mouthful, but I like it!Thumbs Up
In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
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And for some light relief courtesy of social media - Pachelbel's Canon in C(hicken)

https://twitter.com/ArtyBagger/status/1019346611271536641?s=03

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Originally posted by ThreeBears ThreeBears wrote:

And for some light relief courtesy of social media - Pachelbel's Canon in C(hicken)

https://twitter.com/ArtyBagger/status/1019346611271536641?s=03


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Try again without all the garbage ..... Tweet of the day

I’m going to start throwing wild dinner parties like in the 50s where everyone gets gelatifaced and no one cares about your food allergies

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In reference to every post in the Trump thread ... "There may have been a tiny bit of license taken there" ... Ok, Thanks for the "heads up" PT!
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Young Trump staffers in D.C. are having a hard time dating and socializing because most of this city loathes them https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/06/22/trump-millennial-supporters-washington-dc-218833 

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A brief section of the article ....

One beleaguered 31-year-old female administration official described at length her “very, very frequent” scraps with her matches on dating apps. “You do the small talk thing, and you have a very good conversation, and then they might say, ‘You didn’t vote for Trump, right?’” she says. “As soon as I say, ‘Of course I did,’ it just devolves into all-caps ‘HOW COULD YOU BE SUCH A RACIST AND A BIGOT?’ And ‘You’re going to take away your own birth control.’” In one recent star-crossed exchange, the official told a match she worked for the federal government. When he pushed, she revealed she was in the administration. He asked her, “Do you rip babies from their mothers and then send them to Mexico?”

Evasive answers will get you only so far, though, since many dating apps provide enough information for inquisitive users to sleuth out their matches’ identities. “I literally got the other day, ‘Thanks but no thanks. Just Googled you and it said you were a mouthpiece for the Trump administration. Go kiss yourself,’” says the official. It’s all enough to drive her and some of her colleagues away from at least some of the apps. “I’m no longer on Bumble,” she says.

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Tweet of the day .....

Davenant (@SirWilliamD) tweeted at 4:12 pm on Tue, Aug. 07, 2018:
Just imagine the good you could do for the world if you had a Tardis, a tranquilliser gun and a vasectomy surgeon.
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Sounds good to me.   But whats a tardis ??   The others are all good.  Thumbs Up
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A time machine/spacecraft. 
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Tweet of the day ....

Cats account for over 30% of the population, but contribute 0% to the economy. Tomorrow, give your cat a briefcase: SEND THE CAT TO WORK

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My cat would be smarter than some of the weirdos that are dreaming up all the nonsense these days, like not referring to people as "him" or "her " .
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Originally posted by ThreeBears ThreeBears wrote:

A brief section of the article ....

One beleaguered 31-year-old female administration official described at length her “very, very frequent” scraps with her matches on dating apps. “You do the small talk thing, and you have a very good conversation, and then they might say, ‘You didn’t vote for Trump, right?’” she says. “As soon as I say, ‘Of course I did,’ it just devolves into all-caps ‘HOW COULD YOU BE SUCH A RACIST AND A BIGOT?’ And ‘You’re going to take away your own birth control.’” In one recent star-crossed exchange, the official told a match she worked for the federal government. When he pushed, she revealed she was in the administration. He asked her, “Do you rip babies from their mothers and then send them to Mexico?”

Evasive answers will get you only so far, though, since many dating apps provide enough information for inquisitive users to sleuth out their matches’ identities. “I literally got the other day, ‘Thanks but no thanks. Just Googled you and it said you were a mouthpiece for the Trump administration. Go kiss yourself,’” says the official. It’s all enough to drive her and some of her colleagues away from at least some of the apps. “I’m no longer on Bumble,” she says.



I would certainly have to wonder about the ethics and morals of a Trumpie. But aren't there Republicans on those dating apps?
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You'd think so Tlaz. Perhaps people should put their political preference just after their sexual one. LOL
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Mrs Bear and I often stay at the Royce Hotel on St Kilda Rd when we're in town. Last week we saw Senator Derryn Hinch looking bloodshot and bleary eyed moaning into his phone on one of the outside tables at the bar. Not the first time either. He's keeping that donated liver in good shape. 


There was also a Real Estate seminar in one of the conference rooms this week with the speakers sounding more desperate every time we walked past. One was telling a story about another agent present where the fellow had managed to get a listing standing in the queue at a supermarket. 

Trying to impress the others present the speaker exclaimed "Howzat?! Howzat?!"  

Mrs Bear couldn't resist and called out through the open door "NOT OUT" and kept walking. 

I think one or two agents will be OUT of business soon if they're scrounging for sales in supermarket queues. 
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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Originally posted by ThreeBears ThreeBears wrote:

A brief section of the article ....

One beleaguered 31-year-old female administration official described at length her “very, very frequent” scraps with her matches on dating apps. “You do the small talk thing, and you have a very good conversation, and then they might say, ‘You didn’t vote for Trump, right?’” she says. “As soon as I say, ‘Of course I did,’ it just devolves into all-caps ‘HOW COULD YOU BE SUCH A RACIST AND A BIGOT?’ And ‘You’re going to take away your own birth control.’” In one recent star-crossed exchange, the official told a match she worked for the federal government. When he pushed, she revealed she was in the administration. He asked her, “Do you rip babies from their mothers and then send them to Mexico?”

Evasive answers will get you only so far, though, since many dating apps provide enough information for inquisitive users to sleuth out their matches’ identities. “I literally got the other day, ‘Thanks but no thanks. Just Googled you and it said you were a mouthpiece for the Trump administration. Go kiss yourself,’” says the official. It’s all enough to drive her and some of her colleagues away from at least some of the apps. “I’m no longer on Bumble,” she says.



I would certainly have to wonder about the ethics and morals of a Trumpie. But aren't there Republicans on those dating apps?

Republicans don't seem to have to use online apps for dating as much as the Socialists, who have been taught to lodge a rape complaint if someone from the opposite sex makes eye contact for more than a few seconds ... and Democrats can't hook up with each other, because they can never agree who is going to be the victim!Cry
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Tweet of the day ..... "When your spouse notices you're about to respond to a provocation on social media"


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... and then there is this - straight from the experts - seems that the science is settled!Big smile

Hunky Tory? Attractive people more likely to be rightwing, study finds

It is a finding unlikely to prove popular with Guardian readers, but a study has concluded that attractive people are more likely to be rightwing.Cool

Previous research has found that those who are good-looking are generally treated better, achieve higher social status and earn more money, leading them to see the world as a just and fair place.

Now an American study published in the Journal of Public Economics based on comparing multiple surveys has concluded that the attractiveness of a person can correlate with their political beliefs.

Various studies over the years have shown that a person’s physical appearance significantly colours their life experience, and Peterson and Palmer say these life experiences mould our political views. 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jan/31/hunky-tory-attractive-people-more-likely-to-be-rightwing-study-finds
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A few quotes from Henry Louis Mencken an American writer of the early twentieth century. He was known as "The Sage of Baltimore" and "The American Nietzsche"

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
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Mencken would have been a riot on Social Media LOL
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And on a lighter note the tweet of the day from Ricky Gervais -

DO YOU EVER VOTE IN TWITTER POLLS?

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The diaries show Mencken as an antisemite, a paternalistic racist, a mean-spirited critic of colleagues who considered him a friend, and a Germanophile who never denounced Hitler but ranted against American participation in World War II. On the subject of Jews, Mencken wrote in December 1943 that the Maryland Club had no objection to a Jew from out of town eating there occasionally. "There was a time when the club always had one Jewish member, but the last was Jacob Ulman. Ulman was married to a Christian woman ... and had little to do with the other Jews of Baltimore. When he died the board of governors decided that he should be the last of the Chosen on the club roll. There is no other Jew in Baltimore who seems suitable," Mencken wrote. Of blacks, he wrote in 1943, "... it is impossible to talk anything resembling discretion or judgment to a colored woman. They are all essentially child-like, and even hard experience does not teach them anything." On Oct. 24, 1945, he wrote, "... The course of the United States in World War II ... was dishonest, dishonorable and ignominious, and the Sunpapers, in supporting Roosevelt's foreign policy, shared in this disgrace." Mencken scholar Charles A. Fecher of Baltimore, who edited the book, writes in his introduction that Mencken's hatred of Franklin Roosevelt "was, indeed, maniacal -- there is no other word to use."

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An overly simplistic reflection on Mencken typical of the cut and paste era of analysis. The man advocated against all religious belief. 

Read some of his actual work instead of some lame analysis by third parties. 
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I enjoy Mencken. He certainly has a gift for compressing ideas into short, memorable phrases. Perhaps he held some opinions that might seem “unenlightened” by today’s standards, but that’s a charge you could level at quite a few historical figures.

And probably more unfair with Mencken, as he seemed to pretty much not like anyone.
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Now that analysis is closer to the money. LOL
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