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Old 19th March 2018, 08:24 PM   #1
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John Oliver Trolls Mike Pence

Delightful:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/john-o...lls-the-pences

Short version: Anti-gay bigot Mike Pence has a family pet rabbit named Marlon Bundo. A children's book about Marlon Bundo has been released by the Pence family. Comedian John Oliver also commissioned a children's book about Marlon Bundo... in which he falls in love with another boy rabbit. Oliver's book is currently outselling Pence's.

A master class on how to combat hate and bigotry.
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Old 19th March 2018, 08:35 PM   #2
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John is way cool!!!! Wonder if Mike has a hidden thing for pet rabbits - if you know what I mean and I think you do!!!
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Old 19th March 2018, 08:47 PM   #3
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Mike Pence's ability to duck, dodge and dance around the truth is very impressive. When he tells bold faced lies like that without thinking twice, it gives him the illusion of strength. That's his one deadly skill.
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Old 20th March 2018, 06:25 AM   #4
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Yeah, I watched this on YouTube yesterday then checked it out on Amazon.
In one day it reached #1 Best Seller in both their Print and Audio versions, and is currently #2 in eBooks.
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Originally Posted by Venom View Post
Mike Pence's ability to duck, dodge and dance around the truth is very impressive. When he tells bold faced lies like that without thinking twice, it gives him the illusion of strength. That's his one deadly skill.
And when he dodges questions and hesitates to answer them clearly, it gives the demonstration of weakness.
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Old 21st March 2018, 08:58 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Venom View Post
Mike Pence's ability to duck, dodge and dance around the truth is very impressive. When he tells bold faced lies like that without thinking twice, it gives him the illusion of strength. That's his one deadly skill.
Like so many of the "religious" he has no problem lying to pretend he is god-fearing. Yeah, like Chester the Molester!!!
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Old 22nd March 2018, 05:11 AM   #7
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Isn't Pence unwilling to be alone with any woman but his wife or something ridiculous like that? Wouldn't be surprised to hear that, after Trump has been re-elected in the future, Barron Trump will be 17 or something and seduce him only to blackmail him into starting WW3.

Sounds highly likely in my opinion.
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Old 22nd March 2018, 05:23 AM   #8
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I love that some people gave the book 1-star ratings just so that haters would read their glowing comments about the book. That's some grade-A trolling right there.
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Old 22nd March 2018, 06:23 AM   #9
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4,635 customer reviews at Amazon! The Pence book has 151.
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Old 22nd March 2018, 06:36 AM   #10
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It's good to spare some spotlight for Pence and not let Trump hog it all.
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I guess the Pence fans have lived up to their promises to buy several copies for friends and relatives ...
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Old 23rd March 2018, 11:13 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Venom View Post
Mike Pence's ability to duck, dodge and dance around the truth is very impressive. When he tells bold faced lies like that without thinking twice, it gives him the illusion of strength. That's his one deadly skill.
His ability to work on his knees to help trumpf doubtless helps too!!!
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Old 23rd March 2018, 11:29 AM   #13
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Well if some people get their way Pence will be president LOL
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Old 23rd March 2018, 12:04 PM   #14
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I am curious. Not having read the Pence book, what is so offensive about it?
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Originally Posted by Metullus View Post
I am curious. Not having read the Pence book, what is so offensive about it?
The book itself is unlikely to have anything offensive in it.
John Oliver's book isn't a response to the content of the Pence book, it's a response to Mike Pence's bigotry against homosexuals.

It should also be noted that Charlotte Pence has just demonstrated more class than the entire Trump administration.
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Originally Posted by rdaneel View Post
The book itself is unlikely to have anything offensive in it.
John Oliver's book isn't a response to the content of the Pence book, it's a response to Mike Pence's bigotry against homosexuals.

It should also be noted that Charlotte Pence has just demonstrated more class than the entire Trump administration.
Attacking a book that is written for charity by his wife and daughter is helpful how?
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Has anyone attacked the book?
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Attacking a book that is written for charity by his wife and daughter is helpful how?

As I understand it, all of the proceeds from the Oliver book go to charity.
That doesn't seem to be the case with the Pence book, but I haven't heard any percentages mentioned.
The Oliver book doesn't attack the Pence book, but it does 'attack' Pence! (The Stink Bug!):

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It should also be noted that Charlotte Pence has just demonstrated more class than the entire Trump administration.

Well, the Oliver team must have bought at least one of hers!


ETA: 4,721 >< 210
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I am curious. Not having read the Pence book, what is so offensive about it?
The book itself is unlikely to have anything offensive in it.
John Oliver's book isn't a response to the content of the Pence book, it's a response to Mike Pence's bigotry against homosexuals.

It should also be noted that Charlotte Pence has just demonstrated more class than the entire Trump administration.
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Attacking a book that is written for charity by his wife and daughter is helpful how?
If I remember well, Pence's literary Marlon Bundo is in the book visiting Focus on the Family, sort of political "alma mater" for Pence, an institution who promotes that homosexuality is treatable and sexual orientation can be changed, hence the content of Oliver's version.
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If I remember well, Pence's literary Marlon Bundo is in the book visiting Focus on the Family, sort of political "alma mater" for Pence, an institution who promotes that homosexuality is treatable and sexual orientation can be changed, hence the content of Oliver's version.
I think that is the Marlon Bundo book tour not with in the content of the book.
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I think that is the Marlon Bundo book tour not with in the content of the book.
You're right. I stand corrected.
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His ability to work on his knees to help trumpf doubtless helps too!!!
You couldn't praise the President much more than this...

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Originally Posted by rdaneel View Post
The book itself is unlikely to have anything offensive in it.
John Oliver's book isn't a response to the content of the Pence book, it's a response to Mike Pence's bigotry against homosexuals.

It should also be noted that Charlotte Pence has just demonstrated more class than the entire Trump administration.
Good on her and odd note about the picture of her and her dad.
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Attacking a book that is written for charity by his wife and daughter is helpful how?
Draws people to remembering he is not as terrible as trumpf, but he is still the lesser of two ********.
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If I remember well, Pence's literary Marlon Bundo is in the book visiting Focus on the Family, sort of political "alma mater" for Pence, an institution who promotes that homosexuality is treatable and sexual orientation can be changed, hence the content of Oliver's version.
And, thus practicing psychiatry without a license! But, then Mikey doesn't give a **** about the real world as long as he can play at being an xtian.
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Here is another bunny book. I think it's pro-Trump though.

https://www.amazon.com/Thump-First-B...1842787&sr=1-1

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Originally Posted by rdaneel View Post
The book itself is unlikely to have anything offensive in it.
John Oliver's book isn't a response to the content of the Pence book, it's a response to Mike Pence's bigotry against homosexuals.

It should also be noted that Charlotte Pence has just demonstrated more class than the entire Trump administration.
Absolutely! Classy act and nicely done!
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Has anyone attacked the book?
No - unless some of the "reviewers" did (a good portion of Amazon reviews are worthless for knowing anything useful about the book: "It took over two weeks to get to me!!! I hate that!!" ," The cover is really terrible - the lady has just underwear on!!! I hate it.", " There are goddams all through it, I want my money back!!!". I ordered a Love Craft book, and this has some kind of squid thing on it????? Not at all what I was looking for!!!") I have made lots of fun comments on reviews like those!!! Of course, the classic (no longer available) is The Greek Seaman by Jacqueline Howett. She got a bad review on a blog (not on Amazon), bitched about it all over the internet, made loads of enemies who put reviews in Amazon that were true delights and way overwhelmed the 5 star reviews of her few friends and family. (My fave was a guy who wrote " I just love Greek Seamen!!!") Unfortunately, Amazon removed the book and the reviews. - but it was fun for about three weeks!!!!!

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https://www.salon.com/2011/03/29/jac..._greek_seaman/

http://luxuryreading.com/thegreekseaman/

https://encyclopediadramatica.rs/The_Greek_Semen

The last includes my favorite review from an Amazon reviewer who was not me!!!!!
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I edited an anthology of texts in English, A Lift, Too. It was reviewed by the magazine for Danish high-school teachers, Gymnasieskolen. One of the texts was J.G. Ballard’s (weird!) story Answers to a Questionnaire. Another one was The Index (just as weird and placed at the back of the book), also by Ballard.

This made the reviewer claim that ”At the end of the book there is an alphabetical list of the names that are mentioned in the texts, e.g. Lee Harvey Oswald, George V. This helps the reader very much.”

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Unfortunately, Amazon removed the book and the reviews.

The book, yes, the reviews, no! They're still there.
https://www.amazon.com/Greek-Seaman-...ews-filter-bar


ETA: 4,742 >< 218
(And the reviews and comments are still hilarious!)
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Of course, the classic (no longer available) is The Greek Seaman by Jacqueline Howett. She got a bad review on a blog (not on Amazon), bitched about it all over the internet, made loads of enemies who put reviews in Amazon that were true delights and way overwhelmed the 5 star reviews of her few friends and family.
I believe the saga of the book "Empress Theresa" is the pinnacle of that kind of thing.
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I'd never heard of it, but it looks ... interesting ...
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Another Rabbit/Bunny book that raised a big ruckus in the south: https://www.amazon.com/Rabbits-Weddi...williams+books
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The book, yes, the reviews, no! They're still there.
https://www.amazon.com/Greek-Seaman-...ews-filter-bar


ETA: 4,742 >< 218
(And the reviews and comments are still hilarious!)
A different address with 2 more pages: https://www.amazon.com/Greek-Seaman-...ews-filter-bar


However, neither of these is remotely complete, I personally wrote in (and they were on the list) 2 pages of review/comments as it got bigger and family members of hers were ferreted out. - but none of mine are in either list. I also tried checking other ways without finding more of the originals.

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Old 24th March 2018, 06:27 AM   #37
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I believe the saga of the book "Empress Theresa" is the pinnacle of that kind of thing.
I must wonder if she is writing under a pseudonym now!!!!!?
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Old 24th March 2018, 06:30 AM   #38
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I must wonder if she is writing under a pseudonym now!!!!!?

Norman?!!
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Old 24th March 2018, 06:33 AM   #39
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https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=cm_cr_a...queline+Howett

Other books........

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Old 24th March 2018, 06:36 AM   #40
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Another Rabbit/Bunny book that raised a big ruckus in the south: https://www.amazon.com/Rabbits-Weddi...williams+books

I can recommend the German comedy film Like Rabbits (or the graphic novel), but it's not for children.
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