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  •  Great diary Ben! (5+ / 0-)

    Thank you for including those comments from my diary...ironically it was that very image-of the little girl holding up the sign-that ultimately made that horrible guy on Twitter completely flip out and start calling me a "crackhead" and a "brain dead zombie", "harpie", etc. (he's still doing it, even though I'm not talking to him anymore) Wonder what it is about that little girl and her sign that got under his skin so much.

    I need to remind myself to NEVER get involved in an argument with "Tea Party Patriots" on twitter again, especially on this particular subject. This was my first one, so I'm a bit shell shocked. I've had some nasty things said to me before, but never the kind of misogyny and victim shaming crap I got today, for absolutely no reason.

    I'm going to need like 3 weeks of strictly PBS, DKos and Rachel Maddow to cleanse all that hate out of my system.

    You must work-we must all work-to make a world that is worthy of its children -Pablo Casals Please support TREE Climbers for victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

    by SwedishJewfish on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 09:14:31 PM PST

    •  I was very happy to post those comments. (3+ / 0-)

      From a fine diary. I really appreciated the thread.

      Do let go of hate. It is poisonous. I know you know!

      The little girl did a fine job with that sign! Very powerful!

      "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT -9.62, -9.13

      by BeninSC on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 09:17:30 PM PST

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      •  right, it's not my hate to hold on too (6+ / 0-)

        It's there's....I'm just shocked by it, cannot fathom it. it doesn't seem compatible with the human condition. Ultimately, I was able to get through to a few of them, so I'll hold on to that small grain of good and try to let go of all the rest.

        The little girl and her sign do give me hope....

        Something about her face, I can't quite put it into words...a mix of innocence and stubborn determination to see the world around her change. She inspires me.

        It's now the screensaver on my phone :D

        You must work-we must all work-to make a world that is worthy of its children -Pablo Casals Please support TREE Climbers for victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

        by SwedishJewfish on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 09:28:31 PM PST

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        •  I know someone who is like that. (3+ / 0-)

          That person's particular 'thing' is abortion. I'd never waste the time trying to 'educate' that person. Life is too short, and there are too many other things I can do that will make a difference. I am on Twitter, but not that active. The 'signal to noise ratio' is, for me, not that conducive. ::wink::

          "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT -9.62, -9.13

          by BeninSC on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 09:40:08 PM PST

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