highly coincidental = "suspicious," "not just coincidental"

John Doe hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 3 02:36:13 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 4:09 PM, Geoffrey Nunberg <
nunberg at ischool.berkeley.edu> wrote:

> I am not going to accuse ...

This is a style of writing stereotypical of trolls posting to liberal pages.

I'm not going to accuse Obama of lying about his place of birth...
I'm not going to claim that it's solely the Democrats who are responsible
for this fiscal debacle...

The conservative polloi try to imitate this style in their trolling of
liberal pages:

"I'm not saying Obama is lying. I'm just saying that MAYBE Obama is lying!
Now watch the liberal Dumbocrat sheeple attack me because I express my

As my French friend put it, "Ils me font vomir....."
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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