The Truth About Bullshit

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    http://www.slate.com/id/2114268/
     
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    So, the main thrust of this bullshit article is that the left is trying to cover its ass against the increasingly likely possibility that the bullshit they've been spewing for the last three years is going to be exposed for precisely what it is: bullshit.
     
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    In your opinion, is there anything bad in the world that "the left" is not responsible for?

    Just out of curiosity.
     
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    In a word, NO!
     
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    So I assume that's one vote that "the liberals" are responsible for everything bad that has ever happened in the world.
     
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    I think and I am certain all will agree that it is now time to distinguish "left shit" from "right shit". Currently when it has been determined that mindless rhetoric spewing from the mouths of all politicians is simply "bullshit", we now need clarity.

    Mr. Conley, your article was good actually but it failed to recognize "horseshit" which was unfairly left off the list in that article. I feel a vote by the polls would rate horseshit quite high and would make the following suggestion/

    From now on only the lying ass words of Liberals can be classified as "bullshit"

    Republicans spewing their god all mighty lies will now be classified as "horseshit"

    You know, donkeys and Elephants. It is only fair that each should have its own proper description of their politics.
     
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    I like that, but I'd want to keep bullshit a general word and give the Democrats a special word as well. I don't know, maybe cowshit or something.
     
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    Are you aware that your reply possesses no basis in reality, and has relevance to neither the content nor context of my post? Just out of confusion...

    Let's review:

    I reiterate: the article is bullshit. Weak, poorly-done, pathetically transparent bullshit, at that.
     
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    Just a question that came to mind. You don't need to be so defensive.

    So the article describing bullshit is, in fact, itself bullshit?

    Amusing though that would be, you're wrong.
     
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    And, as I stated in my reply, it was a question without any basis in reality. It addressed neither the content nor the context of my post; of any post I've EVER made, for that matter. It was a baseless accusation that you manufactured out of whole cloth.

    Ah, yes - "No need to get all DEFENSIVE" - one of my favorite rhetorical devices - generally heard from those who have run out of ideas, and badly need a deflection. There's just one problem: there's nothing in my reply that could be remotely construed as defensive, not even by the most raving paranoid lunatic. I posed a perfectly reasonable question. I've gone to the trouble of re-posting it; perhaps you'd like to look it over.

    Quite correct.

    Then, either you're too dim to see it - which I doubt - or you think WE are. I'd put my money on the latter.
     

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