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California sees population decline; gleeful right-wingers blame “wokester socialism,” “itinerant hipsters” and Critical Race Theory

Apparently you CAN leave Hotel California

Good news for those who hate the west coast: after decades of steady growth, California saw its population drop some 0.46 percent in 2020, according to a new government study.

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Explaining the Babylon Bee, one bad tweet at a time

Fig. 1: Reading the Babylon Bee; Fig. 2: Reading The Onion

If you have to explain a joke, it either means it’s gone over the head of your audience, or — more likely — that it’s just not a very good joke to begin with.

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MGTOW Redditors: Women are getting vaccinated at higher rates than men because they’re a bunch of virtue signaling conformists with no personalities

So it turns out that women are more likely to get the COVID vaccine than men, by about ten percent. It’s not completely clear why.

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The Politics of Spite: Right-winger refuses to get vaccinated to “trigger the libs”

There’s an episode of Seinfeld in which the titular character tries to return a jacket to a high-end boutique. When asked why, he answers “for spite” — he doesn’t much care for the salesman to sold it to him in the first place. That doesn’t go over well with the staff at the boutique and they refuse to take the jacket back.

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Masks are a secret Maoist weapon designed to destroy Western civilization or something

Wear your masks, fools!

I was somewhere around the first paragraph of a post called “The mask’s insidious symbolism” on the right-wing American Thinker blog when the drugs began to take hold.

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Is the pandemic a Chinese plot to turn all men into simps? One confused MGTOW thinks so

Will these soon be mandatory?

We’re through the looking glass, people!

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Incel: “People who wear masks during quarantine are the same people who will gladly commit incel genocide”

Today’s dose of recombinant paranoia comes from the Incels.co forums, where one inventive fellow has managed to combine anti-masker paranoia with fears of “incel genocide” into one unholy mess.

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MGTOW Redditors agree: Covid is the best thing that’s ever happened to MGTOWs

Nearly 300,000 Americans have died of Covid already and cases are spiking nationwide. Meanwhile, over in the Men Going Their Own Way subreddit the regulars have been talking about what a great thing Covid has been for MGTOWs, at least according to their own perverse logic.

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4Chan responds to Trump’s COVID diagnosis with antisemitism, conspiracy theories, and … poetry?

So I thought I’d check in to see how our old frens over at 4Chan’s /pol/ board were taking the news that Trump has been hospitalized with the coronavirus.

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Trump’s got the ‘rona: Open thread

Don’t worry, Mr. President, it’s just a big hoax

Well. how about THAT for an October Surprise?