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View Diary: 1st amendment; dead to the right, dying to the left, Part 2. (81 comments)

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  •  Any comment on the story? (0+ / 0-)

    I mean, what do you think?

    •  I thought I made that clear (2+ / 0-)
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      neroden, Bonsai66

      I think you should write a coherent diary.

      P.S. I am not a crackpot.

      by BoiseBlue on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 04:00:43 PM PDT

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      •  OK, I'll try to be more coherent next time (0+ / 0-)

        Fine, not that your ad-hom is taken care of, what about the facts of the actual case?

        Was this just?

        •  That's not an ad hom (4+ / 0-)
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          neroden, Red Bean, notrouble, Bonsai66

          The diary is not coherent; that's a comment about the diary, not about you.

          And, if you're looking to increase readership for a diary, it's usually not condusive to the same by starting off with such an offensive tone, i.e., "you don't care about the First Amendment; prove me wrong."  

          •  Sure it is (0+ / 0-)

            The charge was repeated several times when in fact the reader was able to understand the diary.

            Just because the object was the diary, doesn't mean they weren't attacking the diarist.

            •  Pull out a dictionary (2+ / 0-)
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              neroden, aoeu

              You're laboring under a misunderstanding of a basic term used around here.

              And, the fact is that you wrote a diary that doesn't read well and you appear to have a chip on your shoulder.  Lose the attitude, learn how to write something a little more compelling, and maybe you'll get a more positive result.

              Frankly, I don't see you lasting very long around here.  Prove me wrong.

          •  Concur. An ad hom attack would look more like (1+ / 0-)
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            The diarist is a troll, therefore this must be a troll diary

            whereas the argument being made is more along the lines of,

            This is a troll diary, therefore the diarist must be a troll.

          •  The diary is VERY incoherent. (0+ / 0-)

            If you're going to do a Christian-Muslim swap, at least make the names consistent.  The first part is unreadable, particularly when I get to this:

            Williams said he told Qureshi, "You don't have to worry about me messing with him. I'm going to mess with you."
            "I was out of line saying that statement," Johnson said.

            Huh?  Johnson said he was out of line saying WHAT?  All we've heard is a statement by Williams.

            -5.63, -8.10. Learn about Duverger's Law.

            by neroden on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 05:34:05 PM PDT

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