Quote note (#302)

Collapsed delusions make great Schadenfreude fuel:

“When this is over,” said [Andrew] Weinstein, “there are going to be more Republicans who say they were Never Trump than there are hippies who said they were at Woodstock.” People at neighboring tables chuckled at them supportively.

November 10, 2016admin 14 Comments »
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  • R. J. Moore II Says:

    I’m not a Republican and I never had any delusions that there is such a thing as a good President. Trump is worth it just to make communist faggots rustled.
    Death to America, death to the Republican Party.

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    Cryptogenic Reply:

    The massive violation of expectations has done more than merely rustle them. This is the mother of all triggerings. They are positively suicidal.

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    Thales Reply:

    They are positively suicidal.

    Sadly, it’s predominately status signaling with insufficient follow-through…

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    Posted on November 10th, 2016 at 3:58 am Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    ‘Favor and disgrace would seem equally to be feared; honor and great calamity, to be regarded as personal conditions (of the same kind).`

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    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    i don´t get it. “disgrace is feared, but honor is merely a private affair”?

    i´m pretty sure it´s the reverse, for non-asiatics.

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    Shoshana Reply:

    I think it means that both positive and negative events should not shake up your world view. This attitude is close to stoicism, and so it is not necessarily exclusive to Far East.

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    Shoshana Reply:

    Actually, no, I was wrong. The sentence is in the context, and it’s worthwhile to read the context. The meaning is complex. First of all: being favored is humiliating and makes you afraid to lose the favor. Secondly: both fear of losing favor and fear of disgrace are the result of having a body (which is susceptible to all kinds of anxieties).

    The most interesting part of the wider context is: “Therefore he who would administer the kingdom, honouring it as he honours his own person, may be employed to govern it, and he who would administer it with the love which he bears to his own person may be entrusted with it.” How very true!

    G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Ah, this part »he who would administer the kingdom, honouring it as he honours his own person» makes it all clear.

    Ave hosana, hosana sana sana ho.

    Posted on November 10th, 2016 at 4:24 am Reply | Quote
  • Anon Says:

    [nervously chuckles supportively]

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    Posted on November 10th, 2016 at 5:37 am Reply | Quote
  • illegal Says:

    It’s patchwork time IMO

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    Posted on November 10th, 2016 at 7:12 am Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Leftism is cancer. The only solution is domination and physical removal, which is convenient because without strong authority, civilization turns into a hive of bickering monkeys.

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    Posted on November 10th, 2016 at 1:32 pm Reply | Quote
  • Cryptogenic Says:

    ‘A young Nigerian-American man named Até suddenly appeared by my side. ‘Can you please reassure me?’ he pleaded. I shrugged helplessly and he turned his face back up to the four jumbo screens and tried his hand at it himself. ‘I’m a firm believer in math,’ he said to no one in particular.’

    Obama?

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    Posted on November 10th, 2016 at 1:48 pm Reply | Quote
  • G. Eiríksson Says:

    Ana Casparian looks like the Alien monster
    https://youtu.be/UiX-pPQMgXc?t=2m44s

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    Posted on November 13th, 2016 at 10:24 am Reply | Quote
  • Nick B. Steves Says:

    Just like all those Republicans 35 years on who proudly supported John Anderson.

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    Posted on November 16th, 2016 at 6:35 am Reply | Quote

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