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Aug 22, 2023Liked by Jeff Maurer

What is the difference between an onion and a ukulele? Nobody cries when you cut a ukulele in half.

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Totally agree and see ‘merit’ is a theme with you. I don’t even mind if the person who’s really good at what we need them to be good at is also a major dick. But not sure about all us lefties opposing meritocracy. Truthfully, not any of my fellow euro trash who are far left of Bernie. We want our hemorrhoid surgeons to know what they’re doing. ALWAYS!

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You're right, I write about meritocracy a lot, probably because I think it's a core liberal value that parts of the left now denigrate. And certainly not ALL of the left has turned on meritocracy (e.g. you, me), but it used to be almost universally accepted on the left as a good thing, but it's fallen out of fashion in some circles.

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If hunter Biden were named hunter trump we could get even more leading news stories about him.

That being said. I’m always amazed more people aren’t mad at a presidents relatives basically using their relationship to a politician to get money or special privileges.

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