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  •  I'll have to let my father know (8+ / 0-)

    that he's been a secret mole for his entire adult life.  

    It was when I tried to call him on "Democrat party", that I realized what a stupid fucking non-issue that was.   He looked at me like the RCA dog, and asked WTF my problem was.

    Back to unenthusiastic voting. At least it was fun for one cycle...

    by Beelzebud on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 12:00:06 PM PDT

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    •  More complex (2+ / 0-)

      There is history here that means a bit.

      William F. Buckley, Jr., the Miss Manners cum Dr. Johnson of modern conservatism, dealt with the question in a 2000 column in National Review, the magazine he had founded forty-five years before. "I have an aversion to ‘Democrat’ as an adjective," Buckley began.

      Dear Joe McCarthy used to do that, and received a rebuke from this at-the-time 24-year-old. It has the effect of injecting politics into language, and that should be avoided. Granted there are diffculties, as when one desires to describe a "democratic" politician, and is jolted by possible ambiguity.

      Hal C

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