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Topic: little donny = narcissistic jackass
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:35:50 AM
In my opinion, I prefer to refer to him by his name or by his title, because he is a president. He was elected. You can argue with the system of election and with him not acting the part - and I would agree on both of those points - but, for me, calling him president highlights the fact that the system is flawed for allowing someone like him gain and maintain the title.

Using his own brand of nicknames against him only gives him something to lash out at. And this president is someone who needs an enemy to fight. That's why he can't handle Covid-19 - an epidemic doesn't care what a president does to make himself look better. That's why he spins the narrative away from an epidemic and insists that it's a hoax by the democrats. I have no issue referring to the president by his name or title, because I feel like his actions speak volumes and he needs no help painting himself into a corner.

- His quotes in the OP prove that he only looks at other people from the perspective of "how can they benefit me"?
- His previous behaviour of not wearing a mask while making his staff wear them shows me quite clearly he's a man who doesn't care who he infects, only that no one infects him.
- His changing stance on masks makes it evidently clear to me that he cares more about polls than science.
- His time spent advertising beans instead of responding to a healthcare crisis tells me he doesn't care about those people losing their lives, income or home to this epidemic.

Do I think he is a little man who has no respect or empathy for other people, who shows narcissistic tendencies while being blatantly racist, sexist, ableist, self-serving, opportunistic, nepotistic, materialistic, short-sighted, short-tempered and deeply insecure? Yes, absolutely.

But I'll keep calling him president because I think it's shameful that a regulated governmental system can maintain someone like that in such a position. I think it has value reminding us all that people voted this man into office as their representative to the world.

Obviously, this is purely my opinion and I don't expect anyone else to stop calling him Captain Sphincterblossom, Cheetolini or little Don-don. We all need our ways to cope with the situation.
Topic: little donny = narcissistic jackass
Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:12:53 AM
In my opinion, just call him president Trump. That's what he is, after all. It's not like naming him properly is going to erase all the stuff he does on a daily basis - it's right there on his Twitter feed and in pretty much every news source on the planet.

No need to stoop to the level of the man himself by finding 'crooked Hillary' equivalents.
Topic: When politicians try to do the right thing.
Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 2:06:24 AM
FounDit wrote:
Lotje1000 wrote:
Pretty much what I expected from you, FounDit. You tell people to provide more than anecdotal evidence, but you can't do any better yourself. And when you are confronted with it, you resort to "I could, but I don't want to because you're stupid." Honestly, if you could, you would have already and you wouldn't have resorted to anecdotal evidence in the first place. Not sure why you're even bothering pretending to debate at this point, given your disdain for people in these threads and your lack of rational arguments - as per your own defined standards, no less.


He asked for evidence and I gave him some evidence. If you want to reject it, that's your problem, not mine.


The quote on the uselessness of anecdotal evidence is yours, so you're rejecting your own evidence. That is not at all my problem.
Topic: When politicians try to do the right thing.
Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:08:54 AM
Pretty much what I expected from you, FounDit. You tell people to provide more than anecdotal evidence, but you can't do any better yourself. And when you are confronted with it, you resort to "I could, but I don't want to because you're stupid." Honestly, if you could, you would have already and you wouldn't have resorted to anecdotal evidence in the first place. Not sure why you're even bothering pretending to debate at this point, given your disdain for people in these threads and your lack of rational arguments - as per your own defined standards, no less.
Topic: When politicians try to do the right thing.
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:16:52 PM
FounDit wrote:
Lotje1000 wrote:
As someone who is not a Trump hater pointed out: "anecdotal evidence is worthless. One example does not prove the point, and cannot be representative of the whole."


Odd, then that you all do it constantly. Just as Towan has taken one example and made a case out of it for every instance; any one example of suspected wrong-doing by an officer is enlarged into systematic injustice. The airwaves are filled with examples of using one, or even a few, to condemn all. It's the same way that the fact some people had slaves makes all white people racist and guilty. It's stupid thinking. But we are talking about the political Left, so no surprise there.


But you're not like that, obviously, so you should do better and present actual evidence.
Topic: When politicians try to do the right thing.
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:21:43 AM
As someone who is not a Trump hater pointed out: "anecdotal evidence is worthless. One example does not prove the point, and cannot be representative of the whole."
Topic: When politicians try to do the right thing.
Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:57:45 PM
FounDit wrote:
Lotje1000,

Wow. I'm impressed with how much I have impressed you. It should be copied and saved for future reading whenever anyone needs to know the truth about those ideas.


Yep, that's why I listed it all.
Topic: When politicians try to do the right thing.
Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:01:53 AM
Hi FounDit

Thanks for continuing the discussion on abusive behaviour. Here are my two cents:

Cent 1, if we're going to condemn Blaidd-Drwg's creative comments on republicans, here are some examples of

Foundit about Trump opposition: "No matter what Trump says, it's horrible to the Democrazies (that includes the Far Left and the Media) and some Repulsicans."
Foundit about Socialists : "It's very telling that sixty years ago, there could never have been a candidate running for President who would openly declare themselves as a Socialist. Nor would a person working for the President openly declare themselves as a Communist, as Van Jones did in the Obama Administration. They have been very successful at embedding themselves into our society, like ticks on a dog, feeding off its health."

Cent 2, as we're talking about abusive behaviour and emotional irrationality, here is FounDit's own behaviour in debates from recent threads:

In this thread
- "I'm not sure if Blaidd-Drwg is simply ignorant, or if he's deliberately maintaining a long-distance relationship with the truth (a.k.a., lying)"
- "Some of them even post here on the forum where they reveal their ignorance and their lies."
- "But that’s what we get with the “woke” crowd."
- "but that becomes impossible whenever anger takes over rational thought."
- "the word “Man” doesn’t send her over the edge as it used to"
- "hysterical feminists"
- "So when confronted with such arrogant ignorance, I feel no need to justify myself, and I leave the foolishness with you."
- "the woman who has repeatedly scolded everyone on the use of “Man” and “Mankind” at every opportunity"
- "Breathtaking hubris"

In What we are currently witnessing
- "Progressive admirers such as Lotje, Hope, Romany, Oscar De Grouch, Towen52, Blaidd-Drwg, and others, who never offer solutions, but rather attack, criticize, tear down, impugn and assault the character [of the President]"
- "Even weak-minded people can do it, as we see here."

In Right wing extremists fomenting violence
- "That is a lie perpetrated by people like yourself who wish to propagate it."
- "C'mon, stop and think before you say things like that."
- "Keep it funny. [...] That's hilarious. That's like asking Adolph Hitler to define Nationalism. You're funny."
- "But none of that matters to the race-baiters, and hate-mongers on the Progressive Socialist Left. They continue to scream racism at anyone who disagrees with their far Left agenda, and have convinced the weak-minded to go along with them."
- "Please don't put words in my mouth I didn't say. You don't have the acumen to carry it off."
- "I would explain this to you, but since you have already missed the simplicity of it, I don't think I can be helpful."

In A good question
- "By making foolish assumptions such as the ones you make with these photos, leading not to good questions, but to foolish questions. But that's what fools do. Carry on."
- "It was obvious to any intelligent person [...] Sure; the voice of another foolish person who can’t see the truth when it is right in front of her."
- "The hubris demonstrated is proof enough of the foolishness and immaturity that abounds in the posts by you all: Hope, Oscar, Romany, et al."
- "And your provided no "truth", only opinion, and a childishly biased one at that (my opinion of your opinion)."
- "What can you do? Nothing, except sit back and criticize like a whiny unhappy child."
- "Can you do nothing but complain and whine? Are you EVER happy - about anything?"
- "It is true that all you seem able to do is trash leaders. Like a whiny, unhappy child, stamping her feet and demanding that Mummy and Daddy make her world comfy. Poor baby"

In Whistleblower report
- "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~Jonathan Swift~ And if you needed proof, you have herewith been presented with an abundance."
- "Well, do enlighten us all, please. As an "adult", perhaps you could educate this "child" on exactly how much "influence" and "weight" your opinion has on what happens here in the U.S."
- "But you all provided the evidence, just as you are doing here with these silly and illogical arguments."
- "And if you think Trump has control of the media, that dunce hat will fit you perfectly."
- "I'm shooting so far over their heads, they don't even know they've been fired at. *sheesh*"

In America - a christian nation
- " I feel I have to shout to be heard through the fog that is passing for thinking on this subject."

In A geopolitical earthquake
- "This is ridiculous. [...] Get real. And to say you only hate his policies is a lie. "
- "You follow the herd, believing what you are told, confirmation bias for your hate."
- "Perhaps if you had read it with a calm state of mind, and thought a moment about it, this would not have eluded you."
- "That's rich. It's his fault you hate because he doesn't please you. [...] Do you take any responsibility for anything? Oh, wait, I know. You're all victims. You don't bear responsibility. It's all done to you."
- "He allows people to have their own opinions on things - something you might consider permitting also, but I doubt that you're capable of doing that."
- "Tsk, tsk. This you get exercised over? Tempest in a teapot."
- "You have really quite lost your mind if you think the people in that stadium represent the general public. They are your fellow haters who displayed their ill-mannered behavior for all the world to witness."
- "So now you equate Trump with Bagdadi? Your hate is really showing tonight."
- "Bullshit. You know nothing about what went on in the situation room."
- "Besides that, you wouldn't be able to comprehend them. Your hate would get in the way."
- "Once again you reveal your ignorance."
- "Once again, your ignorance would fill an abyss."
- "Your ignorance of our system is extreme."
- "Another lie. Can you ever top with the lying, or does it come so easily to you that you don't even know you are doing it?"
- "Rotflmao. This from a Canadian who espouses nothing but hate for our President? You are hilarious!"
- "If only you could bring yourself to be as generous. But I don't think that's possible for you."
- "ROTFLMAO.[...] Another joke source reference. [...] Stop, please! My sides are hurting from laughing!"
- "Yada-yada...we all hate Trump - right."
- "Why would you want to live in hate? That seems a very foolish thing to desire. Wouldn't it be better to live in a peaceful state of mind, using logic and reason as guides. But whatever gives you pleasure..."
- "Bullshit. You use distortions, half-truths, and rather than think for yourself, you rely on biased new outlets, just as you have done here."
- "I'm hoping everyone has given up on reading your distortions, but I doubt it. Trump derangement syndrome (TDS) is still very active."

In Is England still part of Europe
- "Well, I was hoping for some intelligent opinions, and discussion, but this seems to have turned into another prime example of the idiom, “straining gnats and swallowing camels”"
- "Unlike some here on the forum, I do not see myself as being imbued with a quasi-divine right to sit in judgment of, or criticize the people of, other countries, telling them who they should elect, assuming the right to insult those they do elect, or how they should think and believe on topics affecting their lives."
- "I had thought some who are British might provide some cogent thinking on the matter, but once again, it became the usual exercise in “straining gnats and swallowing camels” criticism that prevails. It seems to be much more fun to attack rather than to think. After all, thinking is not much in vogue for many on account of the strain involved."
- "Intelligent thinking and some cogent thinking was sought on Brexit. This should not have been too difficult to understand. But as I said, criticism is easier for some than thinking."
- "You had a choice: you could have provided that intelligent information, as Sarriesfan did, or you could choose to be an RSoul. Your choice is obvious to all. Have a nice day."
- "Once again, thanks for starting my day off with a reason to LMAO."
- "Such illogical thought processes astound me. But then, after reading Romany's post right behind yours, which accuses me of childish behavior, I perceive that once emotion takes control, logical thinking does seem to suffer greatly."

In Trump confirms he is considering attempt to buy Greenland
- "*LOL* That's funny! [...] There are none so blind... [...] much to the disappointment of the extreme political Left...*Laughing*"
- "You are appalled. Oh, my. However, will Great Britain survive?"

In Reasons for the recent mass shootings
- "Ah, once again you hide behind a supposed care and concern for "the children"."
- "Well, you can, but you come across looking like a fool, or a hypocrite."
- "You will notice - well, you probably won't, but clear-eyed folks will notice -"
- "I would suggest using some common sense, but..."
- "A foolish argument."
- "Oh My Gosh! The Toronto Star editor and cartoonists don't like our President! How will I make it through the night now that I know that? Their opinion means s-o-o-o-o-o much to me!"
- "Have you developed clairvoyance, too?"
- "It's called "taking responsibility for your actions", or do you guys not believe in that?"
- "I see that, once again, you are being "economical" with the truth."
- "I guess this is your clairvoyance kicking in again"
- "What hubris!"
- "But I waste my time trying to have an intelligent conversation about this with you all. You are ruled by your emotions rather than logic or reason."
- "So for as long as you maintain that focus, your lop-sided decision-making and view of the situation creates a poor foundation for even discussing the problem [...] Fortunately for us, we have more rational thinkers in charge of the situation than you all."
- "Bullshit"
- "ROTF...Seriously? What you miss would fill a library."
- "Then you simply haven't been paying attention, or choose not to see. Your mental scotoma is not my problem to solve."
- "Even when I do explain myself, you all choose to ignore it and claim no evidence. There are none so blind...etc."
Topic: When politicians try to do the right thing.
Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:29:17 AM
FounDit wrote:
Ah, I see. So I am the abuser, huh? Once again I'm laughing out loud. You guys are hilarious. Just a minute, I'm lauging toooo harrrd tooo type.

Yes.

FounDit wrote:
That's true because you all operate on emotion rather than reasoning. Your post here is evidence of that as you provide nothing in the way of argument for the original topic, but accuse me of abuse and simply display your anger.

I'm not responding to the OP, I'm responding to your abuse with evidence from your own posts. Where's your evidence for my anger, exactly? Is it the fact that I posted at all or that I called out your abuse? If that's reason enough to be deemed angry, the same could be said of you just as easily.

FounDit wrote:
Those are the conventional terms for people on the political Left. And how does it become sexist to state what actually has occurred? Never mind. That's a rhetorical question.

Those are your conventional terms for people on the political Left. They are convenient labels you place so you can dismiss what people say.
Not a rhetorical question: Please provide evidence for what has occurred, that Romany used to "go over the edge" at the word "Man". If it's not a sexist comment, then there should be ample evidence of this odd behaviour from one poster.

FounDit wrote:
✔️ on hysterical feminists, but no check sexism, in spite of your accusation. I don't dislike any woman for being a woman. I simply don't like foolishness in whatever form it takes — male or female.

Just the fact that you refer to them as hysterical makes you sexist. So we can check that off the list, too.

FounDit wrote:
As towan52 so aptly put it:

"I have been guilty of not saying anything when confronted with arrogant ignorance."

So when confronted with such arrogant ignorance, I feel no need to justify myself, and I leave the foolishness with you.

It's impressive how badly you can misunderstand posts if you think this is a defence for your behaviour rather than an admission of guilt.

I guess we can check this one off the list too, then:
"Or disappear completely from the thread when you've encountered enough rational opposition like you've done in the Black Lives Matter thread or the right-wing extremists thread."
Topic: When politicians try to do the right thing.
Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:05:17 AM
Hope123 wrote:
Please note, Lotje.

I said I was just curiousgeneral” and “as a group”, “personal, public, and even online” to make sure I was not accusing or diagnosing anyone. You are correct - that is a no-no. I am not a doctor and even doctors don't do it.

So to emphasize, I was not díagnosing anyone. It was general information about a “general group”. I know nothing about FD's or any other poster's personal and public lives” so it could not have been about him or anyone else on the forum. Please don't make that inference because of juxtaposition with a previous post.


Thanks for clarifying, Hope!