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  •  There is no argument to be had (1+ / 0-)
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    Capt Crunch

    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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