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  •  If this were some other diary (17+ / 0-)

    then I might agree with you. But the title of this diary, may I remind you, is: Gohmert tells woman to carry brain-dead fetus to term. Maybe it's sympathy for that poor woman -- and not a desire to ogle and guffaw over Gohmert's latest stupid statement -- that brought jlms qkw into this diary. Maybe the issue of anencephalitic babies hits pretty damned close to her(?) own experiences. Maybe a cheap joke about anencephaly works in other diaries, but maybe this really isn't the place for it. And maybe it's not mere self-indulgence behind that reaction from jlms qkw, just as I'm sure you'd like to think your comment had more to it than that.

    Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

    by Nowhere Man on Fri May 24, 2013 at 11:01:19 PM PDT

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    •  Actually, most of my comments are pretty (5+ / 0-)

      self-indulgent. It's when that exercise becomes unnecessarily critical or pretentious, especially on a personal level, that some pre-submit-button editing might be in order.

      First-hand experience with anencephaly in no way endows anyone with a right to censure a joke, cheap or expensive, which clearly is not aimed at that experience. It is the reader's right to manufacture offense, to pretend that in some unintended way something offensive has ricocheted their way, but at most that entitles them to a small, gentle protest - certainly not a full-throated HR.

      And since you have previously agreed with that, we are both indulging ourselves with this exchange, which I hope we've both enjoyed.

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