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  •  You are abusing the rating system, Bob! (none)
    Maybe you need to practice what you preach and read my comment more carefully!  Just why did you think it was deserving of a 2?  Have you not seen numerous diaries on this site bemoaning the fact that the press won't report on the war while each day there is an excellent diary that very few bother to view or recommend?  Please line that up for me, Bob because your 2 rating makes me angry!  

    And, while you're at it, please tell me what Rub ever did to you to deserve a 2 rating.  Have you taken the time to visit his daily diary?  I seriously doubt you have.  OR, do you not understand the terms diary whore and diary pimp? Those are common terms that are used often on this site.

    The Christian Right is neither Witness Every Day

    by TXsharon on Sun May 22, 2005 at 01:27:54 PM PDT

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    •  Somewhere a conservative is laughing at us (none)
      This morning I got up early and finished the video about Iraq that I was talking about.  I did it because I felt like it needed to be done, and because, like I said above, people have not seen enough of the images from the war.

      It was not easy to make this video.  I have always had trouble looking at gory stuff, and there's plenty coming from that part of the world.  Still, I did it, and cried more times than I can remember in the process.  

      At the end of all this, I wanted to show this to the dkos community.  It's a good video, and worth watching.  

      And then what happened?  Superpole accuses me of being an elitist and being like Bush.  Not to be outdone, you pile on about what ratings I gave to who.  It's hard for me to understand why this is such a big concern for you.  

      I didn't agree that Dkos members are hypocrites.  I think there's a gigantic number of incredibly number of compassionate people on this site.  They're here so that when the next election comes around we can win, and no one's paying them to be here.  This site really has a great sense of community.  

      Or maybe I'm wrong.  Maybe we are just a bunch of elitist liberals, who get angry about things that don't matter like "2" ratings and argue amongst ourselves only because we're too busy talking to realize that we actually agree for the most part with one another.  Tell me, am I wrong?  Or better yet, just prove me wrong.  You're halfway there already.

      Feel free to continue your campaign against me.  Enjoy yourself, say some insulting things while you're at it.  They'll be a conservative laughing while you do it...laughing and counting their votes.

      •  You didn't answer my question, Bob. (none)
        All I can deduce from your answer is that you didn't agree with my assessment that complaining about the press's lack of war coverage and then not taking the time to read the excellent daily diary series is being a hypocrite.  Please tell me how that is not being a hypocrite.  Disagreeing with someone is not a good reason to dish out a 2.

        The reason that I care is because you got up early this morning and made a movie that was difficult for you to make.  I truly appreciate that you took the time and effort to make the movie--it is important!   However, have you taken the time to read through RubDMC's dairy series?  We, Rub and the tiny handful who read and recommend his diaries, have been doing what you did this morning EVERY DAY for the past 153 days.  We have cried together and consoled each other for 153 days over 153 heartbreaking pictures and the poems that were carefully chosen to go with the pictures.  Then you come along and have the fucking, nerve to give Rub a 2 rating for whoring his diaries! Maybe you don't understand the rating system on this site, but giving out a 2 is pretty insulting and you don't do that just because you disagree with someone.

        I will still be very interesting in watching your video.  I will also recommend it and get others to watch.

        And, BTW, what do I care if a conservative laughs at me?  If I start caring about stuff like that, I won't be very effective.

        The Christian Right is neither Witness Every Day

        by TXsharon on Sun May 22, 2005 at 06:23:10 PM PDT

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