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  •  As a teacher, when you (1+ / 0-)
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    make a mistake it is up to your principal and the school district and the parents to determine your fate. As it should be. Now, according to some, it should also be up to bloggers to determine if your punishment was enough. Doesn't sound like a reasonable way of meting out justice to me.

    •  Consequence of a Brave New World (0+ / 0-)

      whereby before the decision would have been local, even if it hit the local news, now it is different.  In the old days, the local public meant anyone in paper's distribution area; now it is anyone in the internet's distribution area which makes it universal

      •  Nah. We all get to hear about (0+ / 0-)

        everything going on all over the planet. But it is not up to people on this blog to determine the fate of the players. Some here have convinced themselves that we have that power. As crazy as that sounds, people believe it.

        •  and sometimes they actually do, it seems (0+ / 0-)

          but is it any more insane than Rush deciding some HS principal has offended his principles and siccing his dittos on the school district?  This is a new idea of community we are exploring, one the wingers have been trying to exploit for some time  

          •  Yeah, it actually is a lot like something (1+ / 0-)
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            that Rush Limbaugh would do. And your point is what, that we should be emulating him and his followers?

            •  we should be aware of it and when we make (1+ / 0-)
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              our choices, to determine which RW tactics we would be well advised to adopt and which ones to eschew.

              At any rate, we probably will remain in some degree of disagreement but I understand and respect your POV (arguing keeps me a bit in intellectual shape also)  

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