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Isn’t it about time for all of our cranky old white folks to retire from public life and spend the rest of their golden years on the golf course or the shooting range or whatever floats their boat? I suppose we have to continue inviting them to Thanksgiving dinner, what with them being family and all, but that’s about it. Beyond that, they should stick to ranting to their friends about how hard it is to get good help these days and otherwise leave the rest of us alone.

As for all their slick young white enablers, surely you guys have less nauseating ways of rising in the world? Roger Ailes doesn’t pay that well, does he?

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