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Posted: 07 April 2021 at 7:52am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Bad enough that comparison has even been made, and now THIS?
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 07 April 2021 at 8:46am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

SERIOUSLY?!?!? We may have to kill him just to satisfy his sense of equality! How stupid can public servants get???

No, that was just rhetorical. They keep setting new high scores as time passes... shite.
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Rebecca Jansen
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I've compared the trial of Till's attackers to the trial of Travyon Martin's killer as "worst since Till". I don't think that would be too extremist. I don't think the killers are at all equatable.

In any case, this Virginia Lt. Gov. is surprisingly far more ignorant than this Canadian with her grade 10 education. I also couldn't believe I saw two black people standing with Georgia's Kemp during his whine and blame fest prompted by the All-Star baseball game pulling out! The state where a black woman lawmaker was just dragged off for knocking on a closed door and faces up to eight years in prison for it? If that isn't "cancelling"... WTF U.S.A.?
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Tim O Neill
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Posted: 07 April 2021 at 3:45pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply


Eric: "SERIOUSLY?!?!? We may have to kill him just to satisfy his sense of
equality! How stupid can public servants get???

No, that was just rhetorical. They keep setting new high scores as time
passes... shite."

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So you want to lynch a Black man for making a poor comparison. This is a new
low for you, Eric - and you have been hitting a lot of lows in this department.





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Marc Baptiste
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Posted: 07 April 2021 at 3:52pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Tim,

I am a regular critic of Eric's posts., but I strongly suspect that what you're saying was the furthest thing from his mind.  I took it as a slam more at horrible politicians.

Marc
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Posted: 07 April 2021 at 4:39pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Reductio ad absurdum?
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Eric Sofer
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You found me out Tim. I never use sarcasm or humor. I never over-exaggerate to make a point. I would state, in a public forum, that yes, a black man should be lynched. I am a hell demon.

What's wrong with you, man? And thanks, Marc, for seeing what I was driving at.
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You found me out Tim. I never use sarcasm or humor. I never over-exaggerate to make a point. I would state, in a public forum, that yes, a black man should be lynched. I am a hell demon.

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Eric, you have this tendency for knee-jerk defensiveness that digs you deeper into a hole, and heres another example. I understand it was not intentional, but you can perhaps consider that sarcastically calling for the death of a black man in the context of the death of other black men might strike others differently than you intended. 
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Posted: 07 April 2021 at 9:05pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

At very least, he didn't compare himself to Jesus. Yet. 
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 08 April 2021 at 7:47am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I can understand it enough to stop commenting on political commentary on a comic book site. My defensiveness to being accused of a new low among several lows causes me to be defensive - because I don't think I'm being understood, and none of us need my ignorance (supposed) to aggravate their lives. Thanks for the observation Michael.
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