Help, Wisconsin has fallen and Democrats are desperate

More ‘sky is falling’ hyperbole from inside the Madison bubble

One of these days, Paul Fanlund will encounter a real live conservative instead of getting his morning cup of joe filtered through some sociology panel at RadFest. 

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A close encounter of the liberal kind

Perhaps the Capital Times editor, hopelessly lost somewhere outside Dane County, will take a stool next to that over-the-road truck driver and get a load of what-fer with his mashed potatoes and gravy. Maybe he wonders into a Legion Hall or biker bar, mistaking it for a retro coffee house. Short of that, we’re looking at an intervention/deprogramming, Paul. A little exposure therapy for Madison’s inside-the-bubble boy.

In the meantime, Mr. Fanlund has discovered a book that reinforces Democrat(ic)-party dogma that Wisconsin has degenerated into a stygian hell hole in the eight years since the sainted Jim Doyle drained the state treasury of its last ruble. Because Republicans.

Mogadishu calling

Paul is giddy as a school girl over a book titled The Fall of Wisconsin: The conservative conquest of a Progressive bastion and the future of American politics.

2078We know that one thing has fallen in Wisconsin: the unemployment rate — to 2.8%, an all-time record low. 

  • Property and income taxes have also fallen; they’re lower than in 2010.
  • University tuition, frozen six straight years. 
  • Health care ranks #1 in the nation.
  • Everyone in poverty is covered under BadgerCare.
  • The budget actually has a surplus.
  • Pensions are fully funded.
  • The state is spending more in actual dollars on education than ever.
  • Wisconsin ranks in the Top 10 for employers.

Road could be better but Democrats want us to take the high-speed train to nowhere. Yeah, Wisconsin under Scott Walker is Somalia with snow.

The usual suspects

Fallen can't get upFall of Wisconsin quotes people like UW-Madison political scientist Kathy Cramer; environmentalist Tia Nelson; and Democratic state Rep. Chris Taylor of Madison, “who courageously shone a light on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and its mission to craft far-right legislation for statehouses nationwide.”

The Squire reminds our acquaintances that ALEC has a website, it’s not exactly secret. No courage required. (You want courage? Wear a MAGA cap on Monroe Street.) If states are the laboratories of democracy, as progressives like to say, then why not share what works and what does not among the 50 states? It’s up to the representatives elected by the people of each state to vote ideas up or down. In any event, Act 10 came not from ALEC but from the inspired imagination of Scott Walker.

“Fall of Wisconsin” (a beautiful time of year, BTW) does quote one Republican — at least, that is what Dale Schultz calls himself.

We lost so the game is rigged

Fanlund writes: 

The book also catalogs how Republicans have tried to rig the game with scads of untraceable dark money, outrageous gerrymandering, draconian voter identification laws to suppress voter turnout, and so on. The suppressed turnout was a particularly important factor in Trump’s 2016 presidential victory because it helped him win a razor-thin victory in Wisconsin — a pivotal swing state.

FoxCondomsSo gerrymandered that the 10th senate district, held by Republicans for decades and handily carried by Trump, went Democrat in a special election this spring. As for “suppressed turnout,” you might ask Hillary if she wishes she had not regarded our state as flyover country. 

Getting a free I.D. card is “draconian”?

As for dark money, ask One Scot Ross where One Wisconsin Now gets its loot to buy things like those Foxconn prophylactics. I have. He won’t.

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75 Responses to Help, Wisconsin has fallen and Democrats are desperate

  1. How about this one from John Nichols…

    These people are showing us their Salem Witch Trial School of Thinking

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  2. The demonization propaganda from these totalitarian progressives will never end, it’s all delusional political antiology.

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  3. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Ah yes, Madison progressives, who shed crocodile tears over the “lack of civility” and “hate speech” from the right, the same ones who’ve been spewing venom at Scott Walker nonstop for the last eight years, their all-consuming hatred on full display. I can hardly wait to see their epic meltdown after the fall elections, when Walker and a Republican majority in the legislature show them–yet again–how well their hysterics resonate with the rest of the state.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald wrote, “I can hardly wait to see their epic meltdown after the fall elections, when Walker and a Republican majority in the legislature show them–yet again–how well their hysterics resonate with the rest of the state.”

      I’m not going to make any bold predictions but I’m seeing a lot of Liberals effectively checking out of politics and any discussions about politics because of the unjustifiable BS spewing forth from the mouths of delusional Progressives. They are turning their backs on Progressives because anyone that disagrees with their delusional BS is attacked and demonized and moderate Liberals are getting really pissed off at them.

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  4. madisonexpat says:

    Mr. Fanlund saw Act 10, the Intifada, the recall and the Walker re election, up close and personal. Now he sees the Trump presidency emerge in near parallel.
    Mr. Fanlund can’t see it all over again.
    Sometimes there’s no getting through to highly educated journalists. You know, the fair and impartial umpires of our media.

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    • Anything that falls outside the ideological views of a Progressive must be heavily piled on with demonizations until their opposition crumbles under the massive weight. What they fail to see is that their own demonization tactics are also a boat anchor dragging Progressives into the abyss of complete moral bankruptcy.

      Progressives are souls lost within the absurdity of their own illogical bubble that’s being sucked into a black hole of evil, and the evil they face is themself.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        Be careful you don’t fall off that soapbox and hurt yourself. You would be waiting hours in the ER.

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        • richard lesiak wrote, “Be careful you don’t fall off that soapbox and hurt yourself. You would be waiting hours in the ER.”

          That’s classic trolling.

          Troll: Those that post inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          yep

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  5. Batman says:

    Activities where requiring a photo I.D. is apparently NOT racist:

    buy alcohol
    buy cigarettes
    open a bank account
    apply for food stamps
    apply for welfare
    apply for Medicaid
    apply for social security
    apply for a job
    apply for unemployment
    rent a house
    buy a house
    apply for a mortgage
    drive a car
    rent a car
    buy a car
    board an airplane
    get married
    purchase a gun
    adopt a pet
    rent a hotel room
    apply for a hunting license
    apply for a fishing license
    buy a cell phone
    gamble at a casino
    get a prescription
    donate blood
    buy an “M” rated video game
    use a credit card
    hold a protest

    Activities where requiring a photo I.D. IS TOTALLY racist?
    voting

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    • richard lesiak says:

      show your work.

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      • richard lesiak wrote, “show your work.”

        That’s classic trolling.

        Troll: Those that post inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Batman;

      “Activities where requiring a photo I.D. IS TOTALLY racist?
      voting”

      It gets worse.

      The World Requires Voter ID, but George Soros and Hillary Clinton Are Determined the U.S. Won’t

      https://www.nationalreview.com/2015/07/voter-id-other-countries-require/

      The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Or if your Senator Merkley. A private contractor has around 1000 children locked in an old Walmart. He was trying to check on their well-being and his Senate ID wasn’t good enough to get in. It did get the cops called on him. Good thing he wasn’t starting to BBQ a few burgers.

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      • richard lesiak wrote, “Or if your Senator Merkley. A private contractor has around 1000 children locked in an old Walmart. He was trying to check on their well-being and his Senate ID wasn’t good enough to get in. It did get the cops called on him. Good thing he wasn’t starting to BBQ a few burgers.”

        Oh get off your pompous-ass Progressive high horse Richard.

        I’ve never seen a Senate ID and I wouldn’t know Senator Merkley from any other yahoo trying to get into the facility. Members of the Senate can’t do whatever the hell they want whenever the hell they want to, that was a secured facility and they security did exactly what they should have done. Members of the responsibility to follow the rules just like everyone else, anything other than that is the self validating virtue rationalization.

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        • Members of the Senate have the responsibility to follow the rules just like everyone else, anything other than that is the self validating virtue rationalization.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Members have a responsibility to investigate wrong-doing. This is a policy put in place by trump and sessions. Paid for by us. It’s his job to provide over-sight. Now the UN is getting involved. Watch this space.

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        • richard lesiak wrote, “Members have a responsibility to investigate wrong-doing. This is a policy put in place by trump and sessions. Paid for by us. It’s his job to provide over-sight. Now the UN is getting involved. Watch this space.”

          We don’t know if there’s wrong doing you hack.

          I have absolutely no problem with any member of the Senate providing oversight, they just need to do it the right way. They have to follow security protocols just like everyone else that wants to gain access to a secured facility – no exceptions.

          Shoving a self validating virtue rationalization ID card in the face of a security guard doesn’t gain you instant access, and that includes any pompous ass from the Senate.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          He’s from Oregon.

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        • Your stupid deflection is finished, troll.

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        “He was trying to check on their well-being” after making sure there were plenty of cameras to record his selfless act of charity. Maybe the guards saw it for what it was–shameful grandstanding by yet another self-serving liberal twit. As for the kids in the Wal-Mart, AG Sessions got it exactly right: if you don’t want to be separated from your kids, don’t try to get into this country illegally. The liberals’ latest poster-child for illegal aliens is some woman from Brazil who wants to claim asylum in this country because, she says, she’s trying to escape an abusive husband. So her only option is to sneak across the US border because, as is universally known, there’s not a single shelter for battered women in all of Brazil.

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  6. madisonexpat says:

    Gotta be RAY-cism. Why can’t I see it though?

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  7. richard lesiak says:

    My my; what a right-wing love fest.

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    • richard lesiak wrote, “My my; what a right-wing love fest.”

      That’s classic trolling.

      Troll: Those that post inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement.

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  8. Tom Paine says:

    “Progressives” are so immature. Even their ideological father tired to separate real “Marxists,” from the wannabe’s. Marx thought contradictions were inherent in the the way the system works, NOT the personalities of the actors. Thinking he prolly likened it bourgeois ‘fake’ revolutionaries. Emotional passion o the leftist professionals is not wasted on silly book titles as Nichols plans. Actually, tis a pathetic commentary on the amateur utopians. Talk of ALEC, etc., is just a waste of time except to those who never graduated from cookie-backing with Jane Adams to breaking eggs wid Lenin.

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    • Tom Paine says:

      Apology for pasting wrong edition. Correction follows. –>
      “Progressives” are so immature. Even their ideological father tried to separate real “Marxists,” from the wannabe’s. Marx thought contradictions were inherent in the way the system works, NOT the personalities of the actors.

      Thinking he prolly likened it bourgeois ‘fake’ revolutionaries. Emotional passion of the leftist professionals is not wasted on silly book titles as Nichols plans.

      Actually, tis a pathetic commentary on amateur utopians. Talk of ALEC, etc., is just a waste of time except to those who never graduated from cookie-baking with Jane Adams to breaking eggs wid Lenin.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      huh?

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  9. dad29 says:

    Road could be better

    Drive west on 151 from Madistan, west on 16 from Oconomowoc, north on 51 or 53, or south on 26 from Jefferson.

    Between them, several hundred miles of empty concrete and median. And I mean “empty,” having driven those roads often over the last several months.

    If Wisconsin weren’t pissing away umpty-millions on un-used pavement, it would have those umpty-millions for road repairs.

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    • dad29 wrote, “Drive west on 151 from Madistan, west on 16 from Oconomowoc, north on 51 or 53, or south on 26 from Jefferson.”, “Between them, several hundred miles of empty concrete and median. And I mean “empty,” having driven those roads often over the last several months.”, “If Wisconsin weren’t pissing away umpty-millions on un-used pavement, it would have those umpty-millions for road repairs.”

      “Un-used pavement” is an illogical statement coming from a person that is actually using the roads. It might be fair (but probably not) to use the phrase “little used” but not unused. Maybe it’s your perception based on the time of day, day of week, or time of the month that you are using the roads.

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      • dad29 says:

        A thousand apologies for my rhetorical excess. Here’s a suggestion for you: to determine whether the roads are little-used, not-used, or whether used only monthly (as you suggest above,) go stand in the middle of said roads.

        I daresay you will not be concerned for your health. Not even a little, whether day, night, Time-of-Month, or not.

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        • dad29 wrote, “A thousand apologies for my rhetorical excess. Here’s a suggestion for you: to determine whether the roads are little-used, not-used, or whether used only monthly (as you suggest above,) go stand in the middle of said roads.

          I daresay you will not be concerned for your health. Not even a little, whether day, night, Time-of-Month, or not.”

          Balderdash!

          I gave you an out, I’m done with that. As I suspected your motives are something other than dealing with reality.

          I’ve driven most of those roads regularly over the past 35 years and straight up dude, your insane if you think that 151 west of Madison or 51 north or south of Madison is anything close to “unused”. Those roads are pack jammed in the morning and evening rush hours and Hwy 26 isn’t a whole lot different at rush hour.

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        • Out of the roads you listed hwy 53 north out of Onalaska is absolutely essential to those that actually live NW of Onalaska along the river. Hwy 16 out of Oconomowoc is traveled by locals in Watertown and north of Watertown that really don’t want to get on the insane interstate at rush hour. These are two of the roads I least travel on your list.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Hey Dad; didn’t you get the memo? The state budget is over-flowing with extra money. Scooter just builds roads to burn up some of this excess cash. The state is so loaded we even get a sales tax holiday.The real, secret, in the bunker plan is to recycle roads, never repair them.

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      • dad29 says:

        “REPLY” here is to Zoltan the Idiot.

        So happens I live just off Hy 16, so his insane rant about “locals” using 16 west of O’woc instead of 94 tells us that his yappaflappa about the other roads in question is also very suspect. In other words, he’s probably lying like Hell about what he ‘observed.’

        Probably just another highway contractor.

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        • dad29 wrote, “So happens I live just off Hy 16, so his insane rant about “locals” using 16 west of O’woc instead of 94 tells us that his yappaflappa about the other roads in question is also very suspect. In other words, he’s probably lying like Hell about what he ‘observed.’ “, “Probably just another highway contractor.”

          So you completely ignored the fact that I honestly stated that, “these are two of the roads I least travel on your list” and you’re negating the facts I stated about the other roads as being valid because of your opinion regarding one road in your back yard? That sir is a self-validating virtue rationalization; how adult of you.

          FO Troll!

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        • AnonyBob says:

          This is hilarious. Two hard righties treating each other like the other is a dreaded librul. (Snork!)

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  10. richard lesiak says:

    GO EAGLES!!!!!

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    • AnonyBob says:

      At least someone shows some integrity.

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    • richard lesiak wrote, “GO EAGLES!!!!!”

      WTF has that got to do with this discussion?

      ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

      More classic trolling from Richard.

      Troll: Those that post inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        Stop whining.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        Guess what, Squeaks? I am hereby informing you that I do NOT look at any links you include in your comments. They’re self-aggrandizing if they go to Urban Dictionary and tedious as hell if it’s anything you’ve wriitten. It’s lazy of you. Got something to say, put it in your comment. You can thank me later.

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        • That’s good to know AnonyBob but you should know that not all my links are to urban dictionary definitions and even the ones that are to urban dictionary are not always to mine. Your pompous little whine is just annoying pointless posturing that I’m dead positive that it’s a promise that you will not be able to keep – like most Progressive trolls.

          You go right ahead and do what ever you want and I’ll do the same; after all, that’s how this works.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Shorter Squeaks: (fingers in ears) “TrollTrollTrollTrollTrollTrollTroll…”

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        • AnonyBob,
          You’re using Animal House School of Thought.

          Animal House School of Thought are underlying thoughts of a person that causes them to talk, write, and act like a sophomoric moron.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        Trolling…dragging a bait through the water till a fish(Zoltar) bites. None of the Eagles ever took a knee during the season. Most said they weren’t going to the WH because trump SUCKS.

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  11. richard lesiak says:

    Hey zs; did you look up Senator Merkley yet? I see he’s still trying to find out what’s going on with all those children locked up in an old Texas Walmart. Nice to see one of our Senators actually doing some fact finding in our own country rather than flying first class to Europe with family, staff and security on our dime. I wonder how much the Walton’s are charging the gumnent to lease it out? How much the contractors are getting paid? Why are they hiding what is going on inside? Now the UN has questions. Watch this space.

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    • Good for Senator Merkley.

      The rest of your comment is pointless innuendo.

      Grow up.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        Pointless? We shall see. Look up the cbs article by Emily TillettIt it will shed some light on how these children are being treated right here in the US. Wire cages, toilets separated by only a 4 foot divider, nothing but the clothes on their back and a space blanket, sleeping on a concrete floor. Not even a trumpy bear for comfort. The party of family values my A$$.

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        • You are using it as a deflection here.

          Go away troll.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Deflecting from what? This is a serious problem. How is sanitation, healthcare, food, safety being addressed? No matter how deep you bury your head in the sand it is not going away. Sooner or later the first death or abuse will be reported. This may be the stain that trump and sessions can’t wash off.

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        • richard lesiak wrote, “Deflecting from what?”

          That is an insult to our host David and the effort he puts into writing his blog. You obviously didn’t even bother to read any of it not even the title and you’re just trolling. You’re deflecting from the topic of David’s blog and you’ve done it intentionally and you’ve done it a couple of times.

          You obviously haven’t even bothered to read the blog, not even the title?

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        • AnonyBob says:

          “TrollTrollTrollTrollTrollTrollTroll…”

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        • madisonexpat says:

          How did these children get here, the stork brought them? Trump and the Yanqui imperialists went and got them? Did they crawl over the border poor richard? No, this level of putting children at such risk would require Obama level stupidity.
          More legacy.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Get a clue, Splat. These are not unaccompanied kids. They’re being ripped from their parents arms.

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        • Gary L. Kriewald says:

          The decor you describe in the detention centers is probably a step up from what they were used to in the s***hole countries they came from (to borrow the immortal phrase coined by our President). You see? There’s always a silver lining if you look hard enough.

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  12. richard lesiak says:

    Just saw a guy at trumps little WH sing-a-long take a knee. Now that’s funny. In your face you draft-dodging pumpkin.

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  13. richard lesiak says:

    HEY… are you calling my friend AB a moron? Did that come from “Buck Thorn” or the “Animal House School of Thought?”

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    • He’s using Animal House School of Thought where the underlying thoughts of a person causes them to talk, write, and act like a sophomoric moron; so yes, he’s a moron.

      Buckthorn is different but he’s certainly going out of his way to be one of those.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        “Underlying thoughts causes them to talk, write and act like a sophomoric moron.”
        What does that even mean? Underlying thoughts? Thoughts? Something tells me I’m not the moron here.

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  14. All these deflections and sophomoric BS are getting boring, I’m going to wander away and read from this thread and read from a distance until something reasonably intelligent is written about the blog topic.

    With all due respect Dave, you really have a few too many bonafide trolls trolling your blog.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      And the white flag is raised.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Don’t let the door hit ya.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        And seriously, Zoloft, haven’t you figured it out yet? Everyone commenting here, including you, trolls the other commenters. We’re ALL trolls here. Get. A. Clue.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Here Here AB. As I said before; trolling is dragging a bait through the water. Throw out some chum and a big fat fish will take the hook. I really feel sorry for dave. He writes his silly little blog and it is meaningless after 2 comments. All I can say dave is; DILLY DILLY.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          Fun, ain’t it?

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  15. richard lesiak says:

    Wht isn’t Ivanca and Melania saying anything about the kids being taken away from their parents. Nothing, zero. All their BS about family, kids, etc is just that. Stick to selling junk earrings and cheap stink water.

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  16. madisonexpat says:

    How’d the kids get here, poor richard? ABob knows.

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