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Liberal / Progressive compassion on display

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Slip of the tongue...

Jokes are a lot like wine: they often reveal the truth.  In vino veritas.  Yeah: In jocus veritas.

Mentalities exist.  French historians came up with this insight about forty years ago.  A mentality is a certain way of approaching the world -- the framework or infrastructure that shapes one's thinking.  Mentalities have a definite social dimension.  Mentalities are shared thinking  Mentalities breed attitudes.  Sometimes, when individuals speak, they reveal the attitudes which are at the core of their mentalities.

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'Tornado clearly targets conservatives': Daily Show creator faces backlash over insensitive tweet

She thought she was making a topical political joke, but a co-creator of ‘The Daily Show’ managed to enrage many of her followers after tweeting joke about the Oklahoma tornado’s political motivations.

‘This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives,’ wrote comedian Lizz Winstead, in a tweet, around 3:30 Monday afternoon.

The tweet was an apparent attempt at using the occasion of the May 20 twister to comment on the scandal currently plaguing the IRS and Obama administration.

Winstead, co-creator and former head writer for ‘The Daily Show,’ promptly received a stream of angry responses to her tweet.

User @swashamokc wrote, ‘As an Oklahoman, I don’t think this was something that would result in my continuing to follow you.’

An unrepentant Winstead responded, ‘If its not OK to YOU for me to combine news stories to point out hypocrisy AND Im not making fun of victims u shld Unfollow.’

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