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Post 1

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Entry: Twitter to the Barricades! #secondcivilwarletters and Their Meaning - A87913470
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - U1590784

'Breaking news' for you. Also something for the 'Fake News' category.

I realise the war isn't over yet, but this way you can get in on the fun before it's too late. smiley - winkeye


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Superfrenchie

That was a nice read, both informative and fun.
I like how you explain things for the non-USAians smiley - ok

Reminds me of an old joke:
an American asks a Briton "do you guys also celebrate July 4th?",
and the Briton replies "yes, we call it Thanksgiving!"
smiley - winkeye


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Post 3

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - snork I like that one.

Somebody posted a Union Jack with a text something like, 'Happy 4th of July, Traitors!' on Twitter yesterday. The Guide gave it a like. smiley - winkeye


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Post 4

Superfrenchie

smiley - biggrin


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Post 5

Florida Sailor Back From Havana, Cuba

A great, fun Entry.

My only suggestion is all of your 'letters' seem to come from one side, I would like to see a few missives from the troops defending the Government. All in good fun, but we should have a little balancesmiley - smiley

F smiley - dolphin S


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Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Did you mean a tweet on one of these threads that's obviously written from a conservative political point of view? Can't find any, other than a couple by people who said they were Republicans, but still thought the game was amusing, as I pointed out.

Or did you mean from players pretending to be in the fictional Red Hat Army? There are quite a few of them, I just didn't think they were as funny or illustrative as the ones I quoted.

If you can find an example you like, let me know. smiley - smiley


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Post 7

FWR

Nice to see the colonials having fun! smiley - applause


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Florida Sailor Back From Havana, Cuba

I don't follow Twitter myself, so unless I stumble upon something I am unlikely to help.

I did see a link to this, and I remember a few posts like 'We have cut them off from theirs safe-places' and 'we captured the Starbucks'

I thought the most interesting thing about Ken Burn's letters was that they reflected both sides.

I agree that anyone who brings current politics into this is just spoiling the fun.

Maybe a few 'Red Hat' would be good, but I would like to an introduction that there is another flank (side) in the war smiley - smiley

F smiley - dolphin S


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Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni

I hunted for hours, and couldn't find anything but more jokes. smiley - puff I have thrown in a few - and a quote - from the Memphis Commercial Appeal, a Gannett paper, for what that's worth.

As this isn't about a real war, but about the claim made by Alex Jones that the country was going to *be* at war, I dion't want to validate it by creating a false dichotomy. It's *not* about political issues, it's about razzing Alex Jones. Yeah, I know, fish, barrel. But hey, it was hot this week.

In fact, the more of the posts I read, the more convinced I became that people with a variety of different views may have been behind the jokes.

What I *will* do is make sure that it's clear that these stereotypes are not, in fact, real things...

As my Freshman US History professor once intoned with his pipe between his teeth, 'You understand that we can't reify these definitions...'


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Post 10

Florida Sailor Back From Havana, Cuba

You should put in a footnote, or a link explaining what 'Ashokan' really is.

http://ashokancenter.org/

F smiley - dolphin S


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Post 11

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - ok Good idea! I'll do that.


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Post 12

Dmitri Gheorgheni

Okay, Ashokan Farewell duly linked once more for our re-enactor friends. smiley - winkeye I was impressed when I first looked it up, because I didn't know there was a fiddle camp in New Paltz.

While I was at it, I added a footnote about the Cracker Barrel, because I remembered what this entry was supposed to be about - which was Murrica-splaining all this nonsense for clueless furriners. smiley - laugh

I firmly believe the Edited Guide exists to help Earth people cope during sudden outbreaks of inexplicable activity on the other side of their globe. smiley - aliensmile


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Post 13

ITIWBS

...and of course, some truths are self-evident: without coffee, the economy would collapse...


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Post 14

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - ok


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Florida Sailor Back From Havana, Cuba

You might want to add that the rocking chairs also have price tags attached and can be added to your dining experiencesmiley - biggrin

F smiley - dolphin S


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Post 16

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - snork One is on my sister's front porch. No lie. When they travel, they adore Cracker Barrel. I'll add that!


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Post 17

minorvogonpoet

This is great stuff - fun and informative. smiley - applause

Meanwhile, Trump is heading for the UK and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who is a Moslem, has given permission for the flying of an inflatable Baby Trump -https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44737293


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Post 18

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

Well the great orange narcissist will spend as little time as possible in London to avoid protesters. I find it hard to believe that the queen queen queen would be willing to meet him. I am sure she'd rather play with her corgies.


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Post 19

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - offtopic Let's stick to the Twitter story here, but thanks MVP!

Also smiley - offtopic, but the Post wants photos from London if you take any...


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Post 20

SashaQ - happysad

A bit late to the party, but I enjoyed this Entry smiley - ok Well done for capturing the moment so clearly smiley - biggrin

Only one point that wasn't clear to me:

"Both sides 'suffered' ( meme borrowed from real Civil War letters) from melodramatic deprivation " - what meme?

smiley - ok


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