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  •  Alot of people have UIDs > 34917 (0+ / 0-)

    And a lot of them are members of the Obama Support Network, as it turns out.

    So your point is exactly what? That somebody upthread has a recently registered UID so that means there's a bunch of recently registered UIDs who have "ODS"?

    Exactly how many have you counted thus far? I assume you have some data, and I'm curious.




    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Fri May 24, 2013 at 12:40:59 AM PDT

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    •  My comment meant no more or less than it said. (0+ / 0-)

      I suppose I might have added 'recently' and 'seem to have'.  I have been checking UIDs these past months tho and it is my impression that there has been an influx of new users who seem to go out of their way to be critical of Democrats and the Democratic president - often to the pt of absurdity (as in comments to this diary that Obama 'is worse than Nixon' or doing all sorts of illegal acts, which simply are wildly factually inaccurate).

      This leads me to be suspicious of the motives and identity of these people since this is far from in keeping with the mission statment of Kos - a blog supporting Democrats - and my recollection of the character of diaries and comments critical of Obama here until recently.  Yes, some have been quite shall we say pointed, but irrc not so many in such ashort time so absurdly over the top and factually wrong and/or uniformed.  Indeed, many of them seemed much closer to what you would see at Red State and the like.

      Now, as I said I thought about trying to correct thier factual inaccuracies and logical fallacies - as I have endeavored to do in other discussions of the topics which were the subject of the cartoon, but then just decided not to waste my time.

      Is that alright with you?

      •  Do you think I was requiring you (0+ / 0-)

        to seek my approval?

        I check UIDs all the time, but usually on people I suspect of being zombies, sockpuppets, or wingnuts. Criticism of the president doesn't automatically trigger my suspicions, because this president has done some shit I'm not happy about. And even though I voted twice for him and think the world of him for choosing Sonia Sotomayor, I don't rubber stamp every fucking thing the guy does.

        You have a different set of criteria that need to be met for your enhanced scrutiny, apparently, and that's fine by me.

        Not that you needed my blessing, of course.




        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Fri May 24, 2013 at 02:23:58 AM PDT

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        •  It was common courtesty since YOU asked ME 2 QUEST (0+ / 0-)

          IONS, i.e., "So your point is exactly what?" etc.  I endeavored to answer your questions.

          It would have been nice if you had responded courteously.
          If you did not want an answer from me, perhaps you should not have asked questions of me?

          •  I have no idea what you found so (0+ / 0-)

            discourteous, but piddling around over words is not high on my list of priorities.

            Happy ODS hunting!




            Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
            ~ Jerry Garcia

            by DeadHead on Sat May 25, 2013 at 01:45:41 AM PDT

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