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  •  Your defensive hysterics are duly noted. (7+ / 0-)

    I made no claim about the likely outcome, just pointed out possibilities to keep in mind.  If you react like this to even having it mentioned, I don't expect you'd be much help to us if something bad actually happened.

    Voter suppression is treason.

    by Troubadour on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 04:57:24 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, I know you hedged towards the end. (3+ / 0-)
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      But I think that, when it comes to hysterics, the schoolyard "he who smelt it" rule applies here pretty aptly.

      •  There was no hedging involved. (6+ / 0-)

        I simply discussed the situation as the facts and history indicate it to be, noting qualifications and caveats where they were justified - we grownups call that being honest and intelligent.  Your deranged accusation of it being a "conspiracy theorist rant" is the comment of someone deeply insecure about the outcome in November.  

        If you don't want to deal with this, then just don't - there's no need to have a nervous breakdown and demand that everyone else share your denial.

        Voter suppression is treason.

        by Troubadour on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 05:44:02 PM PDT

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        •  As one of the anti-conspiracy camp on DKos, (4+ / 0-)

          I fully defend Troubadour's (excellent, well-written) diary.  It was not a presentation of, nor a defense of, any particular conspiracy theory- it was a call to be alert for, and fight back against, any fraud (fraud does exist, as the Virginia and Indiana cases show) that shows itself on election day.  

          Argyrios, there's a difference between pointing out existing fraud, speculating on future fraud, and giving a course of action for dealing with it, as Troubadour did, and writing a diary where tenuous connections are made, for example, between the contents of one's mutual fund and one's power to affect voting machines, an idea I've pushed back against elsewhere.

          And if that's not enough run-on sentences for you, I can write some more.

          •  the diary assumes that Wisconsin was stolen (0+ / 0-)

            Maybe it's possible to read around that, but not really. Assuming that Scott Walker rigged the Wisconsin recall seems pretty out there to me -- and reading Troubadour's previous work on that topic doesn't change my view.

            Not that I care whether Troubadour believes that. But basically, this is a "Wake Up, Sheeple!" diary that, if it avoids CT, does so through creative ambiguity.

            Election protection: there's an app for that! -- and a toll-free hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE
            Better Know Your Voting System with the Verifier!

            by HudsonValleyMark on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 09:05:19 PM PDT

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      •  dude, you already lost this arguement... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... so you may as well concede and stop acting like what you object to when others do it.  

        "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

        by G2geek on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 10:16:17 PM PDT

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