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  •  Here you go (3+ / 0-)

    From the diary:

    And please, let us have no more ignoble and dissembling rationalizations for Trayvon Martin's death and Zimmerman's killing of him
    •  Is dKos mentioned? I don't see it. (2+ / 0-)
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      Does anyone have a single example.. (1+ / 0-)
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      ..of someone on DKos offering any "rationalizations for Trayvon Martin's death and Zimmerman's killing of him."?

      "If I can't dance, then I don't want to be in your revolution"--Emma Goldman

      by ehrenfeucht games on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 05:07:33 PM PDT

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      •  Let's see (2+ / 0-)

        He posts a diary on dailykos addressed to "you".  Yes clearly he was taking redstate to task and just took a wrong turn

        •  This is all about the use of pronouns on a... (1+ / 0-)
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          Diogenes2008

          ...diary cross-posted here (and probably other places) from his own site?

          Seriously???

          "If I can't dance, then I don't want to be in your revolution"--Emma Goldman

          by ehrenfeucht games on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 06:04:22 PM PDT

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          •  you can perhaps see (0+ / 0-)

            That posting a diary saying "you do this" and "you think that" might just maybe be taken that way. But you are probably right.  He just cross posted here without really knowing or thinking about his audience

            •  Actually, I can't imagine reading an essay... (1+ / 0-)
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              ...posted on the web for millions of people to read, and taking an impersonal "you" personally, unless I've actually been singled out in the essay.

              "If I can't dance, then I don't want to be in your revolution"--Emma Goldman

              by ehrenfeucht games on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 04:26:14 AM PDT

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              •  Well, (1+ / 0-)
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                Many people do not respond that way.  It might do you well to remember that if you ever write an accusatory diary using "you" addressed to a particular group of people.  I wouldn't rely on them not responding to you in choice words.  Maybe you are different, but obviously many people do not operate that way.

                •  I believe that you are misreading conditional... (0+ / 0-)

                  ...statements beginning with "if" and containing the pronoun "you" as not being conditional.

                  For example, when the diarist says that...

                  If I chase you and jump you, and you resist my assault, and in response to your resistance I kill you, I am the bad guy.
                  ...I suspect that the diarist is not claiming to have chased and jumped you personally, much less killed you. Nor is the diarist claiming to be a bad guy on that account.

                  "If I can't dance, then I don't want to be in your revolution"--Emma Goldman

                  by ehrenfeucht games on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 11:01:55 PM PDT

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        •  Outstanding. (0+ / 0-)

          Witty and correct.

          Remind me to buy you an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage of your choosing some time.

          "To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well." Justice Robert Jackson, Chief Prosecutor, Nuremberg.

          by Wayward Son on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 09:42:11 AM PDT

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