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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    I like the hat O is wearing.

  2. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Ah, I wondered why you ran away from Doughfoot’s reply to your post in yesterday’s Toles…it’s so you could be first in line today!

  3. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Anthony 2816

    You have to understand the republican play book. If they can’t successfully refute anyone’s assertions they fall back to the tired and true tactics,

    The republican playbook describes the approved method of handling public discourse as this:
    1) Obfuscate – do/say anything to try and confuse your opponent, in verbal communications interrupt frequently.
    2) Change the subject – if your opponent has a laser like focus on the topic (especially since facts will be on their side) start a new topic
    3) If all else fails, LIE! – Sometimes resort to #3 immediately. If caught lying, revert to #1.

  4. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    I’ve never actually seen the republican playbook but from astute observation of the way “CONservatives/republicans” behave in public discourse it was not hard to see the pattern. Even in my office this pattern has been true. Watch, observe and in a few days you will see the trolls will revert back to this pattern of behavior when you try to engage them in discussion.

  5. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, about 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    you mean the original and still widely used play book of the Democrats and Liberals world wide.

  6. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, about 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    you have seen thsi pattern for years it started with Clinton.

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 1 year ago

    It has been around awhile. It didn’t emerge fully armed from the brow of Ronald Reagan, the Teflon.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    The use of so much resources even to store all that info for meta data would be better used against China.

  9. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    “Only you care what you think.”

    Other people’s comments show you to be incorrect yet again, Ms. Ima. Doesn’t that get tiresome?

  10. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, about 1 year ago

    @Anthony 2816

    Give’em heck Tony!

  11. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, about 1 year ago

    @Kevin Robinson

    Wow Kevin. You used #1 and #3 in succesion! Thanks for proving the Mechanic right!

  12. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    “The republican playbook…”

    You missed number 4: Repetition. When refuted, just run away with your tail between your legs, and post the same drivel on other threads, hoping no one will notice.

    Interesting to see how accurate your second one is, though, “Change The Subject”, as it was immediately used by Kevin Robinson and Fredgold

  13. nordwonder

    nordwonder GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    Think your congress critter is under that hat, too. This started with the Patriot Act under Bush.

  14. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    If anyone is upset with the NSA’s reading of your private emails based on keyword analysis, just send a copy of this email to all your friends:

    "Hey! How’s it going? I’m all right.

    My job is so shitty I wish could overthrow my boss. It’s like this oppressive regime where only true believers in his management techniques will stay around. I work marathon-length hours and he’s made all these changes that have made it the worst architecture firm to work at in Manhattan. Like he moved the office to the Financial District and fired my assistant. She was the only one who knew where the blueprints were! I need access to those blueprints to complete my job! F my life, right? And he keeps trying to start all these new initiatives to boost revenue, but seriously we just need to stick to what we do best. There’s only one true profit center. I seriously feel ready to go on strike at any second.

    I just read this article about how these free radical particles can cause the downfall of good health and accelerate aging. These could actually cause death to millions of Americans. If these particles are flying around undetected everywhere, does that mean we’re all radicalized?

    Have you seen the second season of Breaking Bad? I just finished it. I couldn’t believe that episode where they poison the guy with ricin! That was the bomb! I won’t say any more because I don’t want to reveal the earth-shattering events to come.

    Oh! So I’ve been planning a big trip for the summer. I’m thinking of visiting all of the most famous suspension bridges in the United States. So probably like the Golden Gate Bridge, The Brooklyn Bridge, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. I’m gonna bring my younger brother and I know he’ll want to go to bars, so I’m thinking of getting him a fake drivers license, but I hope that doesn’t blow up in my face.

    Okay, I gotta run! I’m late for flight school. I missed the last class where we learn how to land, so I really can’t miss another one. Talk to you later!"

    http://tinyurl.com/psn2sh5

  15. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Anthony 2816

    You’ll be hearing a loud knocking at your door in 3, 2, 1….

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