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  •  Stop the Spam - Here's why (4.00)
    I just went through 10 inane comments that did not address the diarist.  Spamming is rude to the diarist.  The diarist did research, crafted her/his words and then swallowed hard and posted it.  

    The diarist is looking for cogent, interesting comments that refute or support her claim.  The diarist may be right in his/her analysis or she might be very wrong.  This is what I want to know.

    If you would like to call people to action, set up your own damn website or blog.  Build support for it over the years.  Don't hog valuable comment space or my valuable time with your ad hoc, unorganized, too-late-to-the-game attempt to be a political organizer.

    I am done now.  

    •  this is hilarious.... (none)
    •  Very well said. (none)
      To quote Goerge Costanza, "You know, we're living in a society here. There are rules."
      •  rules which he tried to subvert (none)
        every chance he had....
        •  I don't get what you're proposing. (4.00)
          Are you saying we should all break the rules? Because, why? It's cool to do so?

          The rules are in place to stop this site fro becoming a free-for-all mess. I suggest, rather than trying to be the cool kid behind the bike shed, maybe you need to think about the world in realistic terms.

          If we can break the rules now, because we feel like it, than Dubya can break the rules on wiretapping too... because it's cool, or something.

          •  hey, (none)
            I just pointed out your example of george costanza was totally the opposite of the point you were trying to make.

            No, common sense should lead you to break a rule or not. Do you ever cross the street Not at the green and maybe in between? If so, you have broken a rule, but if you look both ways and see no traffic coming,what's the big deal, it can save you a few steps.

            judibrowni's info got me and many others to call/e-mail senators - the good it was doing far outweighed any rule violations regarding posting on threads.Common sense dictates in this situation - with the clock running out, with most people's inclination of doing nothing unless the info is right in their face - to let the info through for people to use.

          •  mindless obediance to rules (none)
            makes you a Republican, not a Democrat.

            In this case I am grateful she is breaking the rule.  And if and when Alito is successfully filibustered it will be because of the passion of people like judybrowni.

            Rules serve a purpose, but in this case the rule is counterproductive to the values it is supposed to represent.

            •  will you say that (none)
              when you get 30 emails a day asking for money from sites she has linked. Or when she gets $$  for every email address she referred?
            •  Are you nuts? (4.00)
              We've all been yelling for the impeachment of the President because he thinks he can break the rules when it suits him.

              How exactly is your support of someone who has spammed over 100 diaries any different?

              Oh, right. Because you have 'right' on your side... Well the other side thinks that too.

              We're Democrats. We play by the rules, or didn't you get the memo marked 'Abramoff'?

              •  Good response. (none)
                Hey Oz,

                I'm just dropping this because I want a filibuster as much as anyone and folks on the site have gotten heated to the point where it seems there is no point in further registering my views on Judy spamming the first post on any diary with Alito in it, consistently with mistakes not fixed even with..........

                The mob has spoken. They want these posts. This nomination is different. I hope to god not every issue that is deemed "different" ends up with this practice.

                Anyway, I agree with you. I think AA brought up some good points too. Who knows? I'm just not going to fight every knee-jerk reactionary member on this site on this point.


                ... we now know a lot of things, most of which, we already knew... (-dash888)

                by Tirge Caps on Sat Jan 28, 2006 at 01:50:29 PM PST

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