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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:30 PM

 

So Why are Cons Okay with a President who Can't Spell?




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Because they're illiterate.
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Because they don't believe literacy is important.
1 (100%)
Because they can identify with him, and that's more important than a literate POTUS
0 (0%)
I'm a Conservative, and I find his inability to spell embarrassing.
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Because a mind is a terrible thing.
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Other... I'll misspell it below:
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Reply So Why are Cons Okay with a President who Can't Spell? (Original post)
Hunter Rose Apr 20 OP
JaimeBondoJr Apr 20 #1
Hunter Rose Apr 20 #8
Nostrings Apr 20 #9
Hunter Rose Apr 20 #15
Nostrings Apr 20 #16
Hunter Rose Apr 20 #18
Nostrings Apr 20 #20
WritelyWrong Apr 20 #25
Nostrings Apr 20 #29
Duke Lacrosse Apr 20 #11
Squeek Apr 20 #17
LineReply .
foia Apr 20 #2
Hunter Rose Apr 20 #13
Gunslinger201 Apr 20 #3
Hunter Rose Apr 20 #10
Gunslinger201 Apr 20 #22
Hunter Rose Apr 21 #35
_eek Apr 21 #37
Gunslinger201 Apr 20 #23
Hunter Rose Apr 21 #36
Nostrings Apr 21 #33
Dumper Apr 20 #4
Squeek Apr 20 #19
blue Apr 20 #5
Hunter Rose Apr 20 #12
KAT Apr 20 #6
Grumpy Pickle Apr 20 #26
GordieG Apr 20 #7
Nostrings Apr 20 #14
Jardinier Apr 20 #28
Tiphill Apr 20 #21
Argentina Apr 20 #24
blue Apr 20 #30
i verglas Apr 21 #38
MeatSandwich Apr 21 #31
Jardinier Apr 20 #27
MeatSandwich Apr 21 #32
Nostrings Apr 21 #34
i verglas Apr 21 #39

Response to Hunter Rose (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:34 PM

1. For the same reason the left was OK with a President who thought there were 57 states.

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:50 PM

8. Which President was that?

 

And how many examples of a gaffe of that nature comes close to Trump's illiteracy?

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Response to Hunter Rose (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:51 PM

9. Corpse -man.

Now run along.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:54 PM

15. We had no such president.

 

Thanks for playing.

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Response to Hunter Rose (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:56 PM

16. I didn't say we did.

Thanks for misrepresenting.



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Response to Nostrings (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:04 PM

18. You're bad at this.

 

Bondo said we were 'okay with a President who...'

I asked who.

You named someone. Therefore representing them as a 'President'.

I pointed out that we had no such President.


You responded to a request to name a President. You supplied a name without qualification.

Please, go back to the 6th grade and learn basic logic.

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Response to Hunter Rose (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:17 PM

20. You're projecting.

I asked who.

First you misrepresented me, now you're misrepresenting yourself.

Your actual post contained this:

Which President was that?

And how many examples of a gaffe of that nature comes close to Trump's illiteracy?

See, hunter, you made two requests, and you don't get to decide which one other people responded to, thats for others to decide. Normally this only has to be explained to children, but lefty types tend to need it too. I'll leave it to you and everyone else to decide what combination of those two things you are.

As everyone can see, It turns out, its you who is bad at this.

Now, as I said, you made two requests. One of them was for "And how many examples of a gaffe of that nature comes close to Trump's illiteracy?".

I listed one example. We have to count them all to compare, you see. Again, this only needs to be explained to children and lefties.

Now go back to the shallow end of the pool where you belong.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:00 PM

25. Oh, your just being a con

and trying to project.

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Response to WritelyWrong (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:01 PM

29. Sorry, come closer to the deep end of the pool, I can't hear you.

*snicker*

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:51 PM

11. Best Obummer quote "Corpse man."

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:58 PM

17. It was a

one time mistake.

I've called my own kids by the wrong names.


Illiteracy, OTOH, is a persistent issue.

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Response to Hunter Rose (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:36 PM

2. .

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Response to foia (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:53 PM

13. Yup, any person can occasionally make a single spelling error.

 

But it takes an illiterate person to compete with Trump's failures.

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Response to Hunter Rose (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:37 PM

3. This from the crowd that wants to declare Ebonics language

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:51 PM

10. Ummm.... who?

 

Sorry, but that's your own delusion. No one I know thinks Ebonics is a language.

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Response to Hunter Rose (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:24 PM

22. Ebonics as Language; Do it be makin' sense?

http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2010/08/ebonics_official_language

My Delusion got printed in the economist, Cool huh?😎

Your delusions ever get printed in the Economist?

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:19 PM

35. So if the economist prints it, it means that all non-conservatives believe it?

 

You guys really suck at basic logic.

Like I said... WHO, not WHAT. I know of no non-conservatives that really believe it's an 'official language'. Disparate groups and a handful of magazines might call it such, but that doesn't support the assertion that I, or most non-conservatives think it is anything but silly.

You guys just believe ridiculous bullshit about anyone you disagree with, that's why you can't be taken seriously in dialogue.

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Response to Hunter Rose (Reply #35)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:30 PM

37. " You guys really suck at basic logic. "

And you also suck at basic logic but fucking own the concept of irony.

Right here you decry a one size fits all broad brush..

"So if the economist prints it, it means that all non-conservatives believe it"

After starting it all off with..

https://www.discussionist.com/10151296464



I shall take your advice though, sad and angry girl.

"You guys just believe ridiculous bullshit about anyone you disagree with, that's why you can't be taken seriously in dialogue."

Fucking clown shoes, all day long.

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Response to Hunter Rose (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:29 PM

23. It was also printed here

http://www.pbs.org/speak/seatosea/americanvarieties/AAVE/hooked/

Hooked on Ebonics

Validating Home Language

At the end of 1996, the Oakland, Calif. school board inspired nationwide debate with its endorsement of Ebonics as a separate language. Responding to the furor, Dennis Baron clarified the role of English among African Americans — in school and out. (The research cited in this essay was first published in 1997.)
The word of the year so far is “Ebonics.” Although it’s been around since the 1970s, few people had heard of it before last Dec. 18, when the Oakland, Cal., School Board unanimously passed a resolution declaring Ebonics to be the "genetically-based" language of its African American students, not a dialect of English. In the full text of its resolution, printed in the San Francisco Chronicle (Jan. 2, 1997, p. A18), the school board called Ebonics a separate language derived from African linguistic roots, with heavy borrowings from English vocabulary. The board declared its intention to instruct “African American students in their primary language for the combined purposes of maintaining the legitimacy and richness of such language . . . and to facilitate their acquisition and mastery of English language skills.” Claiming that “African-American people and their children are from home environments in which a language other than English is dominant,” the board indicated that it would also seek bilingual education funding from the federal government for the teaching of standard English. After a great deal of negative publicity, Oakland backed away from some aspects of its original resolution. Oakland now plans to follow a less controversial path, educating teachers about the language of their students, and teaching students how to translate from Ebonics to standard English.

I strongly agree with Oakland’s efforts to recognize and value the language that students bring with them to school. But I do not think that the method chosen, teaching them English as if it were a foreign language, is likely to move students from Ebonics to a more mainstream variety of English. Nor do I think that acquiring standard English will guarantee success, either in school or in the world of work.

A language is a dialect with an army and a navy
The linguist Max Weinreich once said that a language is a dialect with an army and a navy. The schoolchildren of Oakland, who are predominantly African American, do not have the kind of power that brings their speech linguistic prestige. The school board tried to do something to change the negative image of black language by calling it Ebonics and asking teachers to learn something about the speech of their students.
But the American public reacted to the school board’s declaration of linguistic independence as if to an act of secession. Black leaders and intellectuals condemned the board’s decision. They denounced black speech as slangy, non-standard, and unworthy of the classroom; they condemned as racist the separatism that would result from any recognition of black English. They warned that Ebonics would give schoolchildren a misplaced sense of pride and that students’ continued use of black English would exclude students from higher education and the corporate boardrooms of the nation.

The U.S. Department of Education immediately reaffirmed the position it took during the Reagan administration that black English was a dialect of English, not a distinct language eligible for bilingual-education funds. And a delegate to the Virginia House introduced a bill to prohibit Virginia schools from teaching Ebonics.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:22 PM

36. Did you not notice that they refer to it as a 'dialect'?

 

Please, learn to distinguish between 'language' and 'dialect'.

Like I said, it was never taken seriously as a 'language'.

You guys are comical.

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Response to Hunter Rose (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:27 AM

33. How many people have you axed?

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Response to Hunter Rose (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:38 PM

4. Because they're NOT anal retentive?

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Response to Dumper (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:04 PM

19. Spelling matters

Or, at least that's what years of my schoolteachers believed.

Spelling tests. Grammar lessons.


What, was it all a waste of time? Are you saying that all those teachers were anal retentive? And people who appreciate decent grammar and spelling are anal retentive?

sigh...


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Response to Hunter Rose (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:39 PM

5. You loose the thread, Hunter Rose.

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Response to blue (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:52 PM

12. Ah I see you selected the last option.

 

Didn't know this thread wasn't 'tight' enough for you.

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Response to Hunter Rose (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:42 PM

6. It isn't so much the spelling errors,

 

it's that they happen while he is ranting like an over-emotional spoiled child on social media.

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Response to KAT (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:04 PM

26. Twitter is an extemporaneous expression.

It is not meant to be a PhD dissertation.

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Response to Hunter Rose (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:48 PM

7. Not Hilary

 

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Response to GordieG (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:54 PM

14. Correct. She just reads 'sigh' off her teleprompter.

And loses elections.

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Response to GordieG (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:13 PM

28. Burr it o

lol

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Response to Hunter Rose (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:18 PM

21. They can't either?

 

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Response to Hunter Rose (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:56 PM

24. I think correct spelling and good grammar matter. And one should learn both in school. Maybe most

Cons either didn't pay attention in school or frequently played hooky from school--hence their poor spelling and bad grammar.

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Response to Argentina (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:23 PM

30. I thought Trump was a liberal?

I can't keep up with the nonsence.



Do you berate people with dyslexia? ADHD? Poor memory? Just wondering. Or is it just based on their political ideology?

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Response to blue (Reply #30)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:39 PM

38. and that makes two!

 

Post #5, but now you're kinda beating it into the ground.

I can't keep up with the nonsence.

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Response to Argentina (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:19 AM

31. Do you want to play the grammar game with me, Argentina?

"I'll be your huckleberry."

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Response to Hunter Rose (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:07 PM

27. Some of the nicest people I know cant spell.

They are also the most productive and successful.

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Response to Jardinier (Reply #27)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:21 AM

32. True. My former boss drove me insane with his non-spelling. But, he was a brilliant manager.

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Response to MeatSandwich (Reply #32)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:31 AM

34. Lefty places greater significance on form and fashion, than on function.

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Response to Hunter Rose (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 12:40 PM

39. other ... do I have to misspell it?

 

Oh okay.

Becose they can't tell.

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