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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77590 is a reply to message #77587] Thu, 14 January 2021 16:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bensiamin is currently offline  Bensiamin   United States

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When was the last time you saw the word ONANISM used in a newspaper?

Today an American opinion columnist named Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald, in a piece titled "Let 'em up easy" (a referral to Abraham Lincoln's magnanimous approach to treating the Confederate states after the Civil War) discussed the approach of benevolence. The reason being that Republicans are busy making the case that impeachment is divisive and American needs unity, etc., etc., etc. Pitts' point "is not that mercy and reconciliation are bad. They are not. But to meaning, mercy and reconciliation must follow repentance and accountability. Otherwise, they are meaningless, a Band-Aid on a cancer, acts of moral onanism that feel good but produce nothing of lasting value."

There it is: what the Republicans are seeking in place or repentance and accountability is MORAL ONANISM!

Well done, Leonard Pitts!

Except, of course, that associating Onanism with Republicans negatively reflects on onanism!

Link to the article is here




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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77591 is a reply to message #77590] Thu, 14 January 2021 16:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Bensiamin wrote on Thu, 14 January 2021 16:00"
When was the last time you saw the word ONANISM used in a newspaper?

Today an American opinion columnist named Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald, in a piece titled "Let 'em up easy" (a referral to Abraham Lincoln's magnanimous approach to treating the Confederate states after the Civil War) discussed the approach of benevolence. The reason being that Republicans are busy making the case that impeachment is divisive and American needs unity, etc., etc., etc. Pitts' point "is not that mercy and reconciliation are bad. They are not. But to meaning, mercy and reconciliation must follow repentance and accountability. Otherwise, they are meaningless, a Band-Aid on a cancer, acts of moral onanism that feel good but produce nothing of lasting value."

There it is: what the Republicans are seeking in place or repentance and accountability is MORAL ONANISM!

Well done, Leonard Pitts!

Except, of course, that associating Onanism with Republicans negatively reflects on onanism!

Link to the article is here






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That implies that all criminal justice is Onanism.

Oddly, it was not masturbation, but the premature withdrawal before ejaculation that was Onan's alleged crime. Or rather his desire not to procreate. 

[Updated on: Thu, 14 January 2021 19:29]




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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77592 is a reply to message #77591] Thu, 14 January 2021 19:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bensiamin is currently offline  Bensiamin   United States

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Agreed, through from what I can find online [in Slate], "onanism became a synonym for masturbation, appearing in English as early as the 1700s when a publisher named Edmund Curll issued a number of risqué titles that were deemed pornographic. Curll, in his own defense, circulated a pamphlet arguing otherwise. Onanism Display'd, he wrote, was an 'Enquiry into the true Nature of Onan's Sin,' a scientific study "of Self-Pollution, its Causes and Consequences; with three extraordinary Cases of two Gentlemen and a young Lady, who were very much addicted to this Crime.'"

Which gets to the question of origins of the word masturbation, which according to Wikipedia was introduced in the 18th century, based on the Latin verb masturbari, alongside the slightly earlier onanism. The Latin verb masturbari is of uncertain origin. Suggested derivations include an unattested word for penis, mazdo, cognate with Greek mézea μέζεα 'genitals', or alternatively a corruption of an unattested manu stuprare ("to defile with the hand"), by association with turbare 'to disturb'.
Interesting how Onan's "sin" of ejaculating on the ground ended up being dubbed as "pollution," and then Curll (if the historic attribution is correct) applies that negative attribution onto masturbation as 'self-abuse' or 'self-pollution".

Which, sadly, is how most people still view it... until they are doing it to themselves!

Any other historical facts or views on the origins of the usage?




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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77593 is a reply to message #77592] Thu, 14 January 2021 19:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Bensiamin wrote on Thu, 14 January 2021 19:02"

Which, sadly, is how most people still view it... until they are doing it to themselves!


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I have never thought of masturbation in that manner, though I did tell my 'loving' mother that it was toothpaste stains on my pyjamas. IO Was damned if i was going to give her the pleasure of realising her son was human.

I voew masturbation as 100% normal and healthy, and damned good fun

But, returning to your theme, all criminal justice is onanism but that definition.

May I conclude with a hearty "Fuck Trump and the horse he rode in on!" and may his repellent family not enjoy life after the presidency



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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77594 is a reply to message #77593] Sat, 16 January 2021 03:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Technically, Onan's sin was the deliberate act of refusing to empregnate his brother's wife as demanded by the religious tradition of Jacob's descendants. 



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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77596 is a reply to message #77594] Mon, 18 January 2021 23:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A song that can be sung to Trump on January 20th:

[Updated on: Mon, 18 January 2021 23:21]

Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77597 is a reply to message #77596] Wed, 20 January 2021 15:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We probably won't be so fortunate, but let's hope this is the Last Hurrah!

http://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=5263&private=0

[Updated on: Wed, 20 January 2021 15:57]




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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77600 is a reply to message #77597] Wed, 20 January 2021 18:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Two more for the end game:


http://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=5266&private=0


http://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=5267&private=0
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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77601 is a reply to message #77600] Thu, 21 January 2021 03:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Today makes me want to revert back to my church-going days and break out singing the Doxology!

Praise god from whom all blessings flow. 
Praise him all creatures here below. 
Praise him above ye heavenly hosts. 
praise father son and Holy Ghost! Amen!

it seems just blasphemous enough to be fitting! 😂



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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77602 is a reply to message #77601] Thu, 21 January 2021 20:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think I can hear the former Rev. David Ayers singing along with you!

There's a great Facebook video titled "Best. Day. Ever." Here

(
  https://www.facebook.com/sam.juliano/videos/1021810257193593 6/ )



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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77603 is a reply to message #77602] Thu, 21 January 2021 23:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I love that! 




“There's no grays, only white that's got grubby. I'm surprised you don't know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That's what sin is.” - Terry Pratchett
Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77606 is a reply to message #77603] Fri, 22 January 2021 18:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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OH! BIG NEWS! IT APPEARS THAT THE NOTE TRUMP LEFT FOR BIDEN HAS BEEN FOUND!

http://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=5268&private=0

[Updated on: Fri, 22 January 2021 18:44]




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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77658 is a reply to message #77606] Mon, 22 March 2021 02:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Picture this:

Donald Trump is in bed, covers pulled up to his chin. He's whispering to Dr. Malcolm Crowe (played by Bruce Willis), who is seated next to his bed:

"I see votes. They're everywhere. Nobody can see them but me."

"The Sixth Senselessness": Rated QA-13, meaning some material unsuitable for people who follow QAnon, especially those with an I.Q. under 13.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM:

"I've seen one through five! WHERE WILL IT END?"
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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77659 is a reply to message #77658] Mon, 22 March 2021 15:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Does the good Dr. Crowe then administer something to Trump with a large hypodemic needle?

Hopefully, which is shortly followed by Trump murmuring, "I am comfortably numb!"



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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77660 is a reply to message #77606] Mon, 22 March 2021 23:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Bensiamin wrote on Fri, 22 January 2021 10:44"
OH! BIG NEWS! IT APPEARS THAT THE NOTE TRUMP LEFT FOR BIDEN HAS BEEN FOUND!

http://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=5268&private=0


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Re: Trump Laugh of the Week  [message #77733 is a reply to message #77660] Wed, 07 April 2021 18:15 Go to previous message
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As Trump's sycophants continue to promote the lies and try to feed off the outrage, and some of them fall on their own corrupt swords as they do so... it's probably worth keeping this Forum string going!

http://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=5285&private=0



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