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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Spiff » 21 Jun 2016, 5:02pm

Kory wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
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I don't FB nor does my mother, but I have the next best thing, which is our weekly Sunday phone calls. The most recent was on Americans and guns, in which she adhered to two positions: 1) The US does not have a real democracy and 2) it's is Americans' fault that their elected representatives are so awful on the subject of guns (among other things). My efforts to point out the inconsistency failed completely.
Aren't parents fun? Our biggest argument ever was over her position that all homeless people should be in prison.
Holy crap. :scared:

Most of my family are mushy social democrats and can't understand how their position could be critiqued from the left. At the same time, I regularly call them on their blatant partisanship and accompanying double standard, which necessitates me defending the Conservatives.
The most insane thing is that my mom is the one that gave me my morals and compassion, yet she believes things like this. What the hell am I supposed to make of that?
I just feel more and more every day that she's not the same person that raised me.
How old is she?

For many, the aging process decreases the ability of the frontal lobes (via dementia, senility, etc.) to control the more reptilian parts of the brain.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Kory » 21 Jun 2016, 6:02pm

Spiff wrote:
Kory wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Aren't parents fun? Our biggest argument ever was over her position that all homeless people should be in prison.
Holy crap. :scared:

Most of my family are mushy social democrats and can't understand how their position could be critiqued from the left. At the same time, I regularly call them on their blatant partisanship and accompanying double standard, which necessitates me defending the Conservatives.
The most insane thing is that my mom is the one that gave me my morals and compassion, yet she believes things like this. What the hell am I supposed to make of that?
I just feel more and more every day that she's not the same person that raised me.
How old is she?

For many, the aging process decreases the ability of the frontal lobes (via dementia, senility, etc.) to control the more reptilian parts of the brain.
She's about 57. A friend made a good point that getting older increases one's fear of the world, resulting in these kind of opinions.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Jun 2016, 6:10pm

Kory wrote:A friend made a good point that getting older increases one's fear of the world, resulting in these kind of opinions.
And yet, I'd say I find the world more unsettling, but my reaction is that we need more compassion and more awareness that our individual actions have social effects. Fear doesn't need to make a person turn meaner.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Kory » 21 Jun 2016, 6:14pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:A friend made a good point that getting older increases one's fear of the world, resulting in these kind of opinions.
And yet, I'd say I find the world more unsettling, but my reaction is that we need more compassion and more awareness that our individual actions have social effects. Fear doesn't need to make a person turn meaner.
Tell that to my mom!
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Jun 2016, 6:22pm

Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:A friend made a good point that getting older increases one's fear of the world, resulting in these kind of opinions.
And yet, I'd say I find the world more unsettling, but my reaction is that we need more compassion and more awareness that our individual actions have social effects. Fear doesn't need to make a person turn meaner.
Tell that to my mom!
[insert "your mother" joke here]
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Kory » 21 Jun 2016, 6:31pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:A friend made a good point that getting older increases one's fear of the world, resulting in these kind of opinions.
And yet, I'd say I find the world more unsettling, but my reaction is that we need more compassion and more awareness that our individual actions have social effects. Fear doesn't need to make a person turn meaner.
Tell that to my mom!
[insert "your mother" joke here]
My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes. Example: My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Jun 2016, 6:33pm

Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:A friend made a good point that getting older increases one's fear of the world, resulting in these kind of opinions.
And yet, I'd say I find the world more unsettling, but my reaction is that we need more compassion and more awareness that our individual actions have social effects. Fear doesn't need to make a person turn meaner.
Tell that to my mom!
[insert "your mother" joke here]
My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes. Example: My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes.
And we have witnessed here the death and burial of the yo mama joke.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Kory » 21 Jun 2016, 6:40pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: And yet, I'd say I find the world more unsettling, but my reaction is that we need more compassion and more awareness that our individual actions have social effects. Fear doesn't need to make a person turn meaner.
Tell that to my mom!
[insert "your mother" joke here]
My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes. Example: My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes.
And we have witnessed here the death and burial of the yo mama joke.
Yo mama.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Jun 2016, 6:43pm

Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Tell that to my mom!
[insert "your mother" joke here]
My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes. Example: My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes.
And we have witnessed here the death and burial of the yo mama joke.
Yo mama.
Zombie yo mama joke!
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Kory » 21 Jun 2016, 6:46pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
[insert "your mother" joke here]
My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes. Example: My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes.
And we have witnessed here the death and burial of the yo mama joke.
Yo mama.
Zombie yo mama joke!
Still not as bad as Zombie Simpsons.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Jun 2016, 6:51pm

Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes. Example: My mama's so dumb, I don't tell "yo mama's so dumb" jokes, I tell "MY mama's so dumb" jokes.
And we have witnessed here the death and burial of the yo mama joke.
Yo mama.
Zombie yo mama joke!
Still not as bad as Zombie Simpsons.
I've been watching episodes of season 20+ Simpsons because it coincides with my work break, and I'm surprised to find that there is a little bit of worth in them. Maybe only two jokes per episode, which isn't nearly enough to justify their existence, but not a total graveyard either.
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Kory » 21 Jun 2016, 6:54pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: And we have witnessed here the death and burial of the yo mama joke.
Yo mama.
Zombie yo mama joke!
Still not as bad as Zombie Simpsons.
I've been watching episodes of season 20+ Simpsons because it coincides with my work break, and I'm surprised to find that there is a little bit of worth in them. Maybe only two jokes per episode, which isn't nearly enough to justify their existence, but not a total graveyard either.
A case of a broken clock?
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Jun 2016, 7:07pm

Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Yo mama.
Zombie yo mama joke!
Still not as bad as Zombie Simpsons.
I've been watching episodes of season 20+ Simpsons because it coincides with my work break, and I'm surprised to find that there is a little bit of worth in them. Maybe only two jokes per episode, which isn't nearly enough to justify their existence, but not a total graveyard either.
A case of a broken clock?
Maybe. Or the writers are good enough that they can still find an odd nugget inside a mine that has been fully hollowed out.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Kory » 21 Jun 2016, 10:33pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: Zombie yo mama joke!
Still not as bad as Zombie Simpsons.
I've been watching episodes of season 20+ Simpsons because it coincides with my work break, and I'm surprised to find that there is a little bit of worth in them. Maybe only two jokes per episode, which isn't nearly enough to justify their existence, but not a total graveyard either.
A case of a broken clock?
Maybe. Or the writers are good enough that they can still find an odd nugget inside a mine that has been fully hollowed out.
In that case, they're geniuses. It's really not their fault.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
Boogie With Your Children

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Re: The Gun Politics Thread

Post by Flex » 23 Jun 2016, 11:39am

Despite some assertions from people I actually think are pretty politically astute, I'm reasonably sure this sit-in won't lead to gun legislation that materially makes anyone safer. But I do think there's a pretty good chance this has helped solidify the surveillance-state watch-list concept as not only bipartisan consensus, but as a legitimate tool to advance so-called progressive causes. So that's something, I guess.
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