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  •  One day Progressives... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...will win in every state.

    That day will come sooner if we stay classy.

    •  Remove your HR, it's a clear abuse (6+ / 0-)

      of the HR button. You don't get to HR comments you dislike. Period.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:06:57 PM PDT

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      •  Arguably, calling it the stupid state is an (1+ / 0-)
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        insult & personal attack and ergo HR worthy.

        Factually, how stupid can they be, given that they were able to get a major political party to hold a convention down there.

        That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

        by enhydra lutris on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:20:50 PM PDT

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        •  Spare me (4+ / 0-)
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          wlkx, Larry Parker, pengiep, Capt Crunch

          SC is a stupid state, because it elects stupid people. If you really believe in what you just wrote, you have no choice but to HR both comments.

          Ok, my imaginary lawyers just informed me that, for the benefit of the ironically and pedantically challenged, I have to spell out that I don't believe that ALL residents of the Palmetto State are stupid, but merely most.

          "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

          by kovie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:33:52 PM PDT

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          •  Look up the first word in my comment. (1+ / 0-)
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            Munchkn

            That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

            by enhydra lutris on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:43:42 PM PDT

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            •  There is no argument to be had (1+ / 0-)
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              based on THIS site's rules--it was an unmerited HR, period.

              Who did I "personally" insult and attack? Insulting several million people is the textbook definition of IM-personal. The site has been at pains to explain that ONLY the vilest of comments are worthy of HRs. Are you actually claiming that this was, even "arguably"? Can you please stop digging?

              "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

              by kovie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:48:07 PM PDT

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              •  Not digging - you'll note that I didn't HR the (1+ / 0-)
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                comment, but I don't think that the HR that was given can be legitimately decried since the comment did, in fact, insult a grioup of people of which the person issuing the HR may have been a member.

                Your theory would justify ethnic jokes, blonde jokes, jokes about any class of persons (visually handicapped, etc.). That doesn't fly. you can no more insult a specified class of persons than you can a specified individual unless you can be reasonably certain that no member of class would be here to take offence.

                That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

                by enhydra lutris on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:41:26 PM PDT

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            •  Arguably, Hitler was a saint. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        •  Agreed. That HR is an abuse of your HR privilege. (1+ / 0-)
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          Capt Crunch

          If you think "stupid" is a grievous insult and personal attack, then you are much too thin-skinned to be participating on DKos or pretty much any other interactive place on the internet.

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          by MJB on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:52:13 PM PDT

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    •  Also, I utterly reject your (7+ / 0-)

      "They'll like us when we're nice" nonsense. We ARE nice, in the only way that really matters, namely the policies that we promote, as opposed to that phony "niceness" that some suthnah's like to brag about as they stick it to minorities and the poor. No, they'll "like" us when we crush them, not when we're "nice" to them. Well, technically not "like", but I could give a rat's ass what someone who votes for a piece of shit like Sanford thinks of me. If they hate me, I take it as a sign that I'm doing something right and a badge of honor.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:11:59 PM PDT

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    •  "That day will come sooner if we stay classy." -- (1+ / 0-)
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      Factually false. Intellectual dishonesty isn't classy, nor is HR abuse.

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