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duxz



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forced mannerisms make me gag a bit
Post Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:19 am
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duck_shoe



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It would be awesome to see that Little Hercules dude throw this kid through a table or something.
Post Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:59 am
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billy pilgrim



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"Jonathan said he became a political enthusiast at 8, after hearing about a Democratic filibuster on judicial nominations. “I thought, ‘Who goes to work saying, ‘I’m going to filibuster today?’ ” he said.

Mr. Krohn, looking bleary-eyed by recent events, muttered, “And now he can filibuster with the best of them.”




What a load of crap.

I was looking for more supernatural origins. You know, like a radioactive radio wave broadcast from the Rush Limbaugh show penetrated Jonathan's skull at a young age rendering him an autistic conservative wunderkind.

Speaking of Rush:

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Post Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:24 am
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benjy compson



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this "kid" isn't a teen; s/he's a 34 year old
BYU dropout, who fell 12 units short of
an econ degree, & (in)voluntarily skipped puberty
Post Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:43 am
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Jabsent



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somehow i don't think this thread would be prescribing a knuckle sandwich for this kid if he was playing on "our" side of the fence.

personally, i've known people like that in high school and it boggles my mind how someone who relies on their parents so much can be a cheerleader for personal responsibility. unless they're
Post Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:14 am
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Bicycle



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shits creepy
Post Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:20 am
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CriticalTheory_Breakfast



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Wow, this video reminds me of some youth poetry slams I've been to. Something about a young person playing the role THAT well, hearing "preach it" and applause breaks. Like-minded adults eat this shit up, and believe every word of it is coming from some prodigy who is going to change things.

I feel like the republican party has its share of things that seem SO absurd that you wonder why people aren't laughing out loud, and yet they all take it seriously. They are living in some sort of fun-house where otherwise ludicrous situations make sense.

It IS creepy, and hilarious and annoying all at the same time. The hell is going on over there?
Post Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:51 am
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breakreep
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What a douchebag.
Post Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:59 am
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Stumbleweed



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Man, I fucking hate child actors.
Post Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:02 am
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Jascha



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IDEA - AWE - LAWDJI


Kid's o-ver-ly pre-ci-se enunciation is terribly annoying.
Post Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:43 am
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icarus502
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http://www.salon.com/2012/07/02/performing_child_pundit_no_longer_conservative/


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“I think it was naive,” Krohn now says of the speech. “It’s a 13-year-old kid saying stuff that he had heard for a long time.… I live in Georgia. We’re inundated with conservative talk in Georgia.… The speech was something that a 13-year-old does. You haven’t formed all your opinions. You’re really defeating yourself if you think you have all of your ideas in your head when you were 12 or 13. It’s impossible. You haven’t done enough.”

Krohn’s still a remarkably precocious young man, having completed the David Frum/Andrew Sullivan conversion process before he can even register to vote. He’s now pro-gay marriage, pro-Obama, and headed to New York University to study philosophy and (hah) filmmaking.
Post Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:43 pm
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Prontoid



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theodora wrote:
he's homeschooled.



LOL
Post Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:54 pm
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GrantherBirdly
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haha, thanks for the follow-up icarus. and for having a good ass memory.
Post Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:00 pm
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xGasPricesx



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That is pretty interesting, although not completely surprising. I wonder how much pressure he had from outside forces to make that speech and become a talking head of sorts for the conservative movement, or if it was all done on his own volition. I'd imagine there was quite a bit of the former, especially considering he was only 13 and how could he have set all that up on his own?

I just wonder how long his current political stances will last.
Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:01 am
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Very little pressure. He said it himself in the Politico interview, die-hard conservatism was all he'd ever known. It's very easy to speak passionately about something you believe in, and at that age it's very easy to believe in whatever you've been told and nothing more.
Post Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:11 am
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