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  •  You persuade nobody with your name calling (7+ / 0-)

    And, to be perfectly honest, I have been very tempted to give your original comment a doughnut; the reason I haven't done so is because I thought that rather than having the comment hidden, it would be better to call it out for all to see as the kind of comment that we all need to avoid making around here.

    If you have a problem with any particular individual's participation, isn't the appropriate response to contact the administrators rather than engaging in name-calling?

    •  No, I'm not going to go crying to my mommy (0+ / 0-)

      You call the administrators if you want.  I'm going to point out to everyone that reads Umkahlil's diaries that he/she believes they all live in "Zionist Occupied America", and let everybody make up their own minds as to the company they want to keep.

      And, if you think the comment is troll-worthy, then give it a fucking doughnut.

      "I hate Illinois Nazis" - Jake

      by dfb1968 on Sun May 13, 2007 at 07:14:02 AM PDT

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      •  No -- aA had already made that point (8+ / 0-)

        You decided to pile on and engage in name-calling. It is indeed unfortunate that you believe that to be an appropriate response.

        And, I am not going to give your comment "a fucking doughnut" because I think it would be more useful to leave it here and openly condemn it rather than moving it to hidden comments.

      •  Actually, it's getting pretty ridiculous now (6+ / 0-)

        Every single diary, aA (and maybe others as well, can't remember) drags up that same comment. Get over it. It's one comment. Probably, and I can't speak for umkahlil, but probably it was just an exaggerated way of saying that the pro-Israel (or zionist) Lobby in the U.S. has way too much influence than is desirable. Which is surely true.

        Can we move on, now? Remember all that has been said about not attacking the diarist and focusing on the diaries? I think that's a really good idea, and would appreciate if people practised what they preached.

        •  In fairness (0+ / 0-)

          Umka posts a diary almost every day and has yet to answer the question head-on.  She avoided my questions as to how she felt about the peace process and a final status state a few days ago too.

          If she ever answers, whether I agree with the answer or not, I'll start sharing your opinion.

        •  What's ridiculous is that someone (0+ / 0-)

          seems to believe that they can say or write whatever they choose in other fora without being accountable here. If, contrary to fact, in another place I had written that all Arabs should be expelled from west of the Jordan River, forcibly if necessary, do you really think it would be inappropriate to ask me to explain myself here?

          Al Gore should be president.

          by another American on Sun May 13, 2007 at 12:48:16 PM PDT

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        •  Directly relevant to the diary . . . (1+ / 0-)
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          The diary includes the following statement, among others:

          central to understanding the psyche of the Palestinian.

          While I'm not comfortable with the notion that something as complex and heterogeneous as a people can be reduced to a single psyche, if we are to take Umkahlil at her word, we must inquire into the nature of "the psyche of the Palestinian."

          Does Umkahlil, do a significant number of Palestinians, believe that America is "Zionist occupied"?

          To the extent she, or they, do entertain such a delusional belief, how are we to understand its impact on their psyches and the problem that delusion poses for their coming to terms with reality and our helping in the achievement of peace in the region?

          Al Gore should be president.

          by another American on Sun May 13, 2007 at 06:19:06 PM PDT

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