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  •  Thanks! (2+ / 0-)
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    207wickedgood, gooderservice

    First time on the rec list in so many years here!

    I suppose this probably wouldn't have made it if not for the boycott. I'm not observing the boycott. I hate stupid shit like that that tears the real community apart with good old lefty identity politics. We're anonymous bits here on the interwebz if we choose to be.

    The response here demonstrates something I dislike about an aspect of the dkos community. The overall community liked it enough to push it to the top of the rec list, but a good fraction of the commenters just nitpick it for accuracy. Some claim that the piece is full or TP talking points, or that it's been around the net with a different author name.

    There is an apprehension, a resistance, to letting anything
    inflammatory go to far because "it may not be perfectly accurate, and we don't want to be like the other guys." It's a recipe for losing. At some point you need to feed peoples emotions to get people to move as if it mattered. Some times you need the general or the football
    coach telling you it's time to win and not to worry about anything else.

    This isn't to dismiss reasoned action decided on a factual basis, but that only gets you so far.

    It's OK to be angry. You should be angry.

    •  Please consider re-reading and accepting honest (2+ / 0-)
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      Dave in Northridge, myboo

      critiques (of un-sourced materials, not even your own work) rather than attempting to minimize and misrepresent opinions which don't match your own and which may well inform you of some truths you have overlooked.

      Congrats on getting to the reclist, but it's unfortunate that you made it with a note that actually promotes a number of conservative ideals, that could be pre-fab propaganda and that is most likely not from a Democratic source.

      It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

      by Murphoney on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 07:17:57 PM PDT

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      •  truths (0+ / 0-)

        Truth is that Simpson is a jackass and the congress are largely a bunch of worse-than-useless jokers who have wasted lots of money on wars and purposefully wasteful policies like Medicare Part D. Reps + Blue Dogs + Lieberman
        aren't going to let anything good happen.

        I've been on this site for a long time, my original UID is under 20,000. This place has changed a lot and mostly for the worse. Too much bickering and nitpicking, too many purity police getting upset if a little heart makes a piece less than 100% perfectly true.

        I've heard it said that the GOP has wanted to knock dkos out, I think it was Karl Rove. I kind of wonder if they're doing it through starting bickerings with purity police and critic trolls, to make the discourse awful and uninteresting.

        Obama sux!, no Obama rulz! Sux! Rulz!   Or "kos discriminates against black bits" (but the bits have no colors) so we're going to boycott a website, but still come here anyway.  I don't know. I don't come here much anymore,
        just enough to watch the attack from within playout slowly but surely.

        •  Sorry, but I must pursue this -- you're showing me (4+ / 0-)

          the defensive, knee-jerk reaction to push the false dichotomy that I and some others are concerned whether or not some actual "little old lady" somewhere in the mid-west is a perfect intellectual wonk. At the very least, that is not my concern (and far from it).

          I'm not talking about a real person and I'm not talking about this note being un-"perfectly true".

          I'm pointing out that this note bears a few earmarks of a (somewhat) subtle, yet subversive piece of conservative propaganda, produced by a person, sure, but almost certainly by someone who would be far more likely to contribute to Simpson than to honestly call him an asshole to his face.

          I'd say it's not only fictional, it's trash, garbage, claptrap -- conservative pap...and, potentially, a poisonous logic bomb of sorts, created to smear issues and to plant language that will ultimately lean the favor in debate, public opinion and legislation to the right.

          It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

          by Murphoney on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 09:48:55 PM PDT

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          •  I hear you. (0+ / 0-)

            I understand your concern, sincerely, but at the same time I'm tired of the wet blankets on this site who make us stop and think and research everything to death before we have an agitated feeling.

            I don't post here often.

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