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  1. Quintus Sertorius Coolidge
    Quintus Sertorius
    @BillGollier

    Very disappointed in this Podcast today. Have yet to of heard you sound like such elites as in this podcast. Had to make sure I was not listening to David Green on NPR. I realize you don’t like Donald Trump or Donald Trump supporters but you are going to have to share the Republican Party with them (and the millions of minority voters who for the first time in a 100 years are voting Republican) or create your own party. Never thought I would hear a conservative be okay with shaming people…….

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  2. Quintus Sertorius Coolidge
    Quintus Sertorius
    @BillGollier

    One more point…it is possible to be worried about fiscal issues and the “culture wars” at the same time. It is getting old listening to Noah act like one can’t be concerned about both at the same time. 

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  3. Franz Drumlin Member
    Franz Drumlin
    @FranzDrumlin

    Well, still pushing the Trump button, are we? Such loyalty is commendable. Any bets on the belittling nickname Former President Donald Trump will give to Ron DeSantis if the governor decides to run for president? Should be great fun.

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  4. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Quintus Sertorius (View Comment):
    I realize you don’t like Donald Trump or Donald Trump supporters but you are going to have to share the Republican Party with them (and the millions of minority voters who for the first time in a 100 years are voting Republican) or create your own party. Never thought I would hear a conservative be okay with shaming people…….

    This isn’t particularly a new thing with these guys.

    Every time they complain about Joe Biden and his administration, remind them that they helped get the guy elected.

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  5. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Quintus Sertorius (View Comment):

    It is getting old listening to Noah act like one can’t be concerned about both at the same time.

    FTFY.

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  6. Podkayne of Israel Member
    Podkayne of Israel
    @PodkayneofIsrael

    Regarding the supposed “Jewish technical incompetence”, more than 20 years ago, my husband moved from construction work to being part of the Maintenance staff at the Jerusalem College of Technology.

    “It’s so weird,” he commented, “I’m working with an entire crew of Orthodox Jewish guys who are all good at fixing things!” So you should know, they do exist. Moreover, all the other guys (Israelis and one Russian) grew up tinkering on their own cars, an experience that my American Jewish husband missed out on. He feels deprived.

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  7. Lois Lane Coolidge
    Lois Lane
    @LoisLane

    I truly enjoy this podcast, but I think there is an absolute disconnect between them, their experiences, and the rest of the country.  My whole family is vaccinated except those who have actually had Covid, which is in my mind the same thing.  

    Anyway, I went to the grocery store yesterday.  I wasn’t wearing a mask.  No one said boo to me.  If they ever do in future, I’m going to (politely) say, “I’m vaccinated.” 

    And if someone else isn’t wearing a mask around me and has decided not to get vaccinated?   

    Well, I wasn’t that concerned about Covid ever, but… I am vaccinated.  So I won’t ask that person to wear a mask either.  

    I’m done. 

    It doesn’t seem that hard.  

    For the record, I didn’t get the shot out of shame.  I work with super old people, so I saw an extra reason to “just make sure.”  

    did run by a man–or maybe a woman, couldn’t tell–yesterday when I was outside in gorgeous sunshine.  He/she had on a hat with a flap, sunglasses, a paper mask, a cloth mask, and gloves.  It was sunny and in the seventies.  I simply jumped off the sidewalk and gave that person a very, very, very wide berth. 

    Part of this is because I’m polite and aware of other people. 

    Part of this is because I couldn’t help but think… weirdo.  

    (Sorry.  That’s what my real reaction is to such people.)

    I guess I would cause a lot of people to yell at me in John’s neighborhood, but I’m afraid I’d just tell them to stay six feet away from me and keep running.  ;)

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