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  •  Where I'd draw the line (none)
    I think some speech is abusive and some is just colorful style.

    I don't think it's appropriate when someone famous comes onto this service and people attack them primarily for the egogasm of getting one up on a famous person. That is abusive.

    But using colorful language to depict politicos you disagree with is the exact verbal equivalent of making grotesque cariacatures in politcal cartoons. One can see a cartoon with a toothless female dog and the name "Feinstein" on its collar, for instance. I don't think that's inappropriate; that is the commentator's opinion, and we don't bat an eyelash with the endless "chimp" comments about Dear Leader.

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