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  •  I could un-hide-rate it if people think (3+ / 0-)
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    visibility is better.  But I'm beyond that.  I'm really so tired of the TeaBaggers, and teh batshit crazy.  My inclination with knuckledraggers and bedwetters is to alternatively belittle and ignore them at all times, and squelch them when possible, as backward elements that have nothing of value to contribute.  

    Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

    by Big River Bandido on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 06:35:29 PM PST

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    •  This Guy (10+ / 0-)

      Isn't a teabagger, but a Kossack in good standing who has been here a long time.

      Which should tell folks something.

      And we need to acknowledge that. I do wish his comment wasn't hidden, but do understand why folks felt they needed to HR it.

      •  Sorry for jumping the gun (5+ / 0-)

        but it looks like plenty others have piled on at the same time.  Probably for the better, only TUs will be able to view the comment.  

        But yes, it's instructive that the poster is a Kossack in good standing...it's my impression that as Democrats and Kossacks co-opt former Republicans and conservatives who can no longer stand teh crazy, they are the ones who are co-opting us.

        Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

        by Big River Bandido on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 07:09:45 PM PST

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        •  Wow! I write this knowing it will probably be HR'd (1+ / 0-)
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          I have never heard such convoluted rationale for HR'ing someone who presents a different view, all the while accepting the apology of a White Person who speaks for all white racists.
          I am more concerned that you allow such a person to comment, but won't allow the comment of someone who does not wish to be counted as a Racist.
          Who do I fear the most, someone who speaks for all white racists or someone who wishes not to be branded racist and refuses to allow the head of white racists speak for them?
          I am assuming this person is high up in the ranks of White Racists or they couldn't apologize for all of them.

          "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

          by Cruzankenny on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 06:42:33 AM PST

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          •  I read the offending the comment. (4+ / 0-)

            That poster called another poster a racist.  While the poster's original comments could have been phrased better, the point cannot be missed that a great number of black youth who have been shot and killed under questionable circumstances has been at the hand of law enforcement officers who just so happened to be white -- thus the point of this diary.  

            What I find interesting is anyone taking offense over use of the term racist if they are not one themselves.

            •  I have no issue with the fact there are racists (1+ / 0-)
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              everywhere and did not read the comment where someone  called someone else a racist. I can imagine that would be a bitter pill to swallow, but they don't go away because they are HR'd and I had hoped this forum at least would see the positive side of engaging in a dialog with someone they consider racist, unless they were trolling..
              What upset me the most was the woman who apologized for all the "white racists" in the world. You cannot apologize for someone else and you certainly cannot apologize for racists unless you are one yourself or had something to do with molding someone into racism. That kind of knee-jerk reaction is right along with "some of my best friends are" and chills my soul.
              I don't want some liberal white throwing their self on the sword of racism, I want them to confront it and stop it whenever it happens, even at Grampa's house during Thanksgiving.

              "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

              by Cruzankenny on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 10:55:03 AM PST

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