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  •  I do. (0+ / 0-)

    Which is good. The more the better.

    a spook who sits by the door

    by brooklynbadboy on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 07:38:53 PM PST

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    •  Duh. (4+ / 0-)

      Of course you speak freely.  Yes BBB, you're a freethinker who's not going to change.  Good for you.  Got it.  Guess what?  I think freely too, and I've used the "n-word" from time to time to make a point too.  I've criticized the President too, so there's "proof" that I'm "rational" just like you.  Yay for me too.  I applaud the fact that you speak freely, as do your many fans in your predominantly white over 50 male audience.

      However, that's not what's at issue.  The issue that when you start talking about the traffic you drive to this site in the context of a statement in which your profess to finding your voice, that raises ethical questions about what motivates your arguments.  When you quip about getting paid per click, that raises the same ethical questions.

      Your editor likely wouldn't have bothered to make any statement in this thread if your statements weren't clouded by such questions.  Do the math homie.  Your editor kindly cleared the air tonight because she had too.

      Oba-MA bumaye! Oba-MA bumaye!

      by fou on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 07:57:22 PM PST

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      •  Its an issue for you and your clique. (1+ / 0-)
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        But methinks ill ignore it. But if Susan chose not to, I respect that.

        a spook who sits by the door

        by brooklynbadboy on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 08:09:06 PM PST

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        •  I once got Hr'd into oblivion (4+ / 0-)

          For referring to another group of people here as a clique.  That is something Susan should look into.  I'm still in that thread and in black kos if you have questions or anything to say about what I said there you can say it there.

          "The job of the media is not to protect power from embarrassment."

          by Adept2u on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 08:21:06 PM PST

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          •  Always keep (2+ / 0-)
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            fou, Pilkington

            plenty of goodwill to balance out the fucked up shit you might say. Nobody is perfect and some, like me, are just major assholes.

            I've done it and i'm still around, enemies and all.

            a spook who sits by the door

            by brooklynbadboy on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 08:35:58 PM PST

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            •  I gotta say, I'm loving me some BBB (1+ / 0-)
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              right now, brother! Not the criticism of Obama, but the willingness to stand up for your right and obligation to speak the truth as you see it, in your own unique voice, using the words that you find most appropriate and effective to communicate the point.

              Myself, I never use the N-word. Not in print, not on the Intertubes, not with friends. But plenty of my friends do, and I have no issue whatsoever with it. Sometimes, there's just not a better word available to them to express a certain thought. And I don't care if they use it around just black people, or white people also, or Latinos, or Asians, whatever. It's their choice, and it's not for me to judge.

              I honestly don't know why some people obsess as they do about the perceived demographics of Daily Kos. As if any "over 50 white men" aren't perfectly free to click over the Jack and Jill and see what they're saying. Or to Felony Fights for that matter.

              We live in an increasingly small and interconnected world, where everyone gets to see what everyone else is doing. Trying to keep the N-word somehow sequestered away in exclusively black forums is a futile effort.

              By all means, whatever you want to say, however you want to say it, "let 'er rip!"

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