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  1. Now you’re approvingly retweeting jihadi sympathizers, Gillespie?

    You are one sorry-ass motherfucker dude. You truly make me sick.

    1. Mikey, that’s nothing compared to your rep here.

      1. I’m never apologizing for loving America and the enlightened west so much. Some people apparently think it’s hip, cool, and virtuous to love our haters and enemies more.

        I stand by my opinion that it’s absolutely fucking pathetic.

        1. Henry Fonda and John Wayne cannot both be wrong;
          “Never apologize, Mister. It’s a sign of weakness”.

        2. In other news, Simple Mikey has suddenly become a huge fan of Bill Maher.

        3. Domestic Dissident|6.4.17 @ 4:33PM|#
          “I’m never apologizing for loving America and the enlightened west so much”

          Well, we can see that self-righteousness isn’t fatal.

  2. The jovial jihadi: How killer father-of-two tricked his neighbours into thinking he was a ‘nice guy’ by playing football with children while secretly harbouring a destructive hatred and frequently changing his appearance.

    This is what we and everyone in the west is up against, folks. You know what, anyone who actually believes any of the bullcrap that comes from these barbaric psychopaths is so fucking stupid that they ALMOST deserve whatever ends up happening to them.

    1. Sure, DD, and it is also frequently the case that if you interview the neighbors of serial killers shortly after their crimes, the neighbors will often say “he seemed like such a nice guy”. That doesn’t mean that everyone with a middle name of Wayne should now suddenly be banned from entering the country, or placed under government surveillance. See the difference?

    2. Another way to put it:

      The Muslim holy book says: Kill the infidels!
      Nearly 1.6 billion Muslims say: nah
      A FEW say: sure!
      Then, when the inevitable happens, DD says: SEE? SEE? IT’S JUST PROOF THAT MUSLIMS ARE BLOODTHIRSTY KILLERS
      This is what’s known as a “logical fallacy”

      1. “This is what’s known as a “logical fallacy””

        The temptation is to ignore the logic and go with emoting, in my case heightened by my distain for religion in general.
        But that huge number that isn’t killing the infidels says that most of them ain’t buying it, even if the women wear rags on their heads and the guys get on their knees 5 times a day.
        That’s their problem(s), and I still stand a better chance of dying in the bathtub than being killed by some muzzy fundy.
        Letting that fear run our lives gives us the worst of Trump and TSA; too much to pay.

  3. No thanks. On the three days a week I have to visit the office my round trip is a bit less than 5 miles. The local rush hour is noon to 12:15. I gave up on cities a loooooong time ago.

  4. I know where I’d go for advice concerning foot-in-mouth disease!

    “Alec Baldwin’s advice to Kathy Griffin on Trump brouhaha”…..193767.php

  5. my commute has been great again since I found Jordan Peterson. Currently listening to his 2017 class on personality

  6. “A pro-Donald Trump free speech rally organized by a conservative group has begun. Kyle Chapman, the speaker for the planned event, told media earlier Sunday that it’s good to see people “uniting under the banner of American nationalism.”
    Meanwhile, a number of community groups have organized counter demonstrations to rally against hate and racism.”…..194958.php

    It’s AP, so the lies are inherent, but, no the counter demonstrations were not opposing “hate and racism”. They were opposing free speech.
    You’d think a supposed ‘news organization’ would support free speech, wouldn’t you?

    1. no. those fucks have literally said freedom of “the press” applies only to them and not everyone else outside their little bubble

      1. You’re right. It has become a government-granted “right” reserved for those who have the correct opinions.

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