Quote of the Day: Wokie-Wiki-Vandals Eat Their Own

 

Eli Broad died. He was a Democrat and a billionaire. The two just seem to go together, don’t they? He gave billions to K-12 education, art museums, and similar projects. But that doesn’t stop the Wokies from vandalizing his Wikipedia page. When I checked it out earlier today, I saw this at the beginning of the article:

Eli Broad (/broʊd/ BROHD;[2] June 6, 1933 – April 30, 2021) was an American billionaire entrepreneur, philanthropist, and anti-union wealth criminal.

Note the last few words of that first sentence. Broad’s father was a union organizer, by the way. There is nothing in the article that supports that opening statement. Nothing matters to the Wokies other than he accumulated a lot of money, so he must be a criminal. That he made his first fortune helping people buy affordable homes doesn’t matter. How dare he help people own detached housing? They should all be packed into high-rises in cities to not have such a huge footprint. How dare he?!

The Wikipedia page was fixed within less than fifteen minutes. That is a good thing. But it still leaves us seeing the main thing about the Wokies: They eat their own.

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  1. Randy Webster Member
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    What’s a wealth criminal?

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  2. Percival Thatcher
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    What’s a wealth criminal?

    Someone with any.

    It should be pointed out to the brain-damaged socialist munchkins that the only way for everyone to have as much as everyone else is for no one to have anything.

    Like food.

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  3. She Reagan
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    What’s a wealth criminal?

    Good question.  I thought I’d go to Wikipedia to try to find the answer, but it’s not in there….

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  4. EHerring Coolidge
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    Robespierre has something to say.

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  5. Percival Thatcher
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    EHerring (View Comment):

    Robespierre has something to say.

    They did end up making him equal to all those aristocrats after all.

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  6. Caltory Thatcher
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    People like Eli Broad were why “affordable housing” was once prominent in our country. Here’s his WSJ obituary.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/eli-broad-billionaire-entrepreneur-who-reshaped-los-angeles-dies-at-87-11619839868?st=hra5i36dropvhfl&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

    I’ll suppose a “wealth criminal” is analogous to Dylan Thomas’ definition of alcoholics. A wealth criminal is anyone who has more money than you who you don’t like.

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  7. Arahant Member
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    Caltory (View Comment):
    A wealth criminal is anyone who has more money than you who you don’t like.

    That is the best I can figure.

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  8. Arahant Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    What’s a wealth criminal?

    Nobody ever said the Wokies had to make sense.

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  9. Flicker Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    What’s a wealth criminal?

    “I tell you, he’s so rich it’s a crime!

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  10. Percival Thatcher
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    What’s a wealth criminal?

    Nobody ever said the Wokies had to make sense.

    Make sense? Most of the ones with cashier’s jobs can’t make change.

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  11. Percival Thatcher
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    The bill was $7.88. So I gave him $8.13. So he gave me 12¢ and my 13¢ back.

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  12. Randy Webster Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    The bill was $7.88. So I gave him $8.13. So he gave me 12¢ and my 13¢ back.

    I thought computers were smarter than that.

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  13. Arahant Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    The bill was $7.88. So I gave him $8.13. So he gave me 12¢ and my 13¢ back.

    I thought computers were smarter than that.

    The computers are. The people manning the till are not.

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  14. Percival Thatcher
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    The bill was $7.88. So I gave him $8.13. So he gave me 12¢ and my 13¢ back.

    I thought computers were smarter than that.

    The computers are. The people manning the till are not.

    He probably worked out the 12¢ out all on his own before he noticed the 13¢. Still, this isn’t white-knuckling the reentry of the Command Module of Apollo XIII.

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  15. The Reticulator Member
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    Caltory (View Comment):

    People like Eli Broad were why “affordable housing” was once prominent in our country. Here’s his WSJ obituary.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/eli-broad-billionaire-entrepreneur-who-reshaped-los-angeles-dies-at-87-11619839868?st=hra5i36dropvhfl&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink

    I’ll suppose a “wealth criminal” is analogous to Dylan Thomas’ definition of alcoholics. A wealth criminal is anyone who has more money than you who you don’t like.

    I don’t care if they have more money than I have or less. What I care about is the money they have that I want for myself. 

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  16. Stad Coolidge
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    Arahant: The Wikipedia page was fixed within less than fifteen minutes. That is a good thing.

    Wikipedia is a woke source to begin with, so I’m surprise they changed it back.  Whenever I go to Wiki for info, I always try to find a secondary source for verification because you just can’t trust Wiki, mainly because it’s so easily changed by users . . .

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  17. She Reagan
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Arahant: The Wikipedia page was fixed within less than fifteen minutes. That is a good thing.

    Wikipedia is a woke source to begin with, so I’m surprise they changed it back. Whenever I go to Wiki for info, I always try to find a secondary source for verification because you just can’t trust Wiki, mainly because it’s so easily changed by users . . .

    Agree.  I find it laughable that folks use Wikipedia as their original source for important information.  I find it incredibly useful.  But not incredibly accurate.

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  18. Stad Coolidge
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    She (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Arahant: The Wikipedia page was fixed within less than fifteen minutes. That is a good thing.

    Wikipedia is a woke source to begin with, so I’m surprise they changed it back. Whenever I go to Wiki for info, I always try to find a secondary source for verification because you just can’t trust Wiki, mainly because it’s so easily changed by users . . .

    Agree. I find it laughable that folks use Wikipedia as their original source for important information. I find it incredibly useful. But not incredibly accurate.

    As a primary source, it’s suspect.  However, they often list secondary sources, and many of them are reliable.  Thus, Wikipedia has value as a quick reference, but look at other sources to be sure before you cite “facts” directly from Wiki – and cite the secondary source . . .

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  19. Rōnin Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    EHerring (View Comment):

    Robespierre has something to say.

    They did end up making him equal to all those aristocrats after all.

    Just after he managed to shoot himself in the mouth.  Karma a bitch.

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  20. drlorentz Member
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    I’ve been to his museum, the Broad. Not only is the building ugly as sin, the contents are no better. It was a giant hole in the ground for a long time before the structure was completed and I can honestly say the hole held more interest for me.

    For some reason, I’d never connected him with the Kaufman & Broad homebuilders, whose developments are ubiquitous ’round these parts.

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  21. TBA Coolidge
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    A mob armed with the phrase ‘wealth criminal’ can probably feel good about killing just about anyone. 

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  22. Randy Webster Member
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    TBA (View Comment):

    A mob armed with the phrase ‘wealth criminal’ can probably feel good about killing just about anyone.

    I’ve got a lot of magazines.

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  23. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
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    Arahant: He was a Democrat and a billionaire. The two just seem to go together, don’t they?

    Makes perfect sense to me. The Democrats are, in fact, the party of the super-rich.

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  24. EHerring Coolidge
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    A mob armed with the phrase ‘wealth criminal’ can probably feel good about killing just about anyone.

    I’ve got a lot of magazines.

    The problem is they have a vast pool of jurors like those in Minneapolis and the media. If they don’t do the trick, there is always the DOJ waiting its turn to get you.

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  25. Randy Webster Member
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    EHerring (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    A mob armed with the phrase ‘wealth criminal’ can probably feel good about killing just about anyone.

    I’ve got a lot of magazines.

    The problem is they have a vast pool of jurors like those in Minneapolis and the media. If they don’t do the trick, there is always the DOJ waiting its turn to get you.

    I’ve got a lot of magazines, and a lot of ammo.

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  26. Arahant Member
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    drlorentz (View Comment):
    I’ve been to his museum, the Broad. Not only is the building ugly as sin, the contents are no better. It was a giant hole in the ground for a long time before the structure was completed and I can honestly say the hole held more interest for me.

    Same. The point wasn’t that he did great things in the world. It was that he was a fellow traveler, but his fellows got jealous of his success and had to take him down a peg.

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  27. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    The bill was $7.88. So I gave him $8.13. So he gave me 12¢ and my 13¢ back.

    I thought computers were smarter than that.

    The computers are. The people manning the till are not.

    Sexist!!

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  28. Flicker Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    The bill was $7.88. So I gave him $8.13. So he gave me 12¢ and my 13¢ back.

    I thought computers were smarter than that.

    The computers are. The people manning the till are not.

    Sexist!!

    Yes, Non-binary gender-fluid persons manning the till are not.

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  29. Henry Castaigne Member
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    We are genetically designed to be zero-sum thinkers in terms of economics. We should evolve people into being able to understand that we can increase wealth.

    Are Humans Becoming More God-Like? Interview with Yuval Noah Harari of  Hebrew University | GE News

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  30. Arahant Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    We should evolve people into being able to understand that we can increase wealth.

    Plenty of people already think that, Henry. It isn’t evolution. It’s bad instruction. The culture is the problem and needs to be fixed.

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