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Why do so many diaries I read here, usually the shorter ones by non-DK superstars, contain so my caveats, apologies and appeals for forgiveness? "Please forgive the shortness of this diary...," or "I know this is a weak entry...." or "I'll delete this if you have even the slightest friggin objection..."

For shit's sake, people, stop apologizing!

This is a VERY large online community. Some people express themselves "better" than others, in that their diaries are very well researched pieces with graphs and charts, or they are written by truly eloquent thinkers following in the tradition of Thomas Paine.

Not everybody here is fuckin' Thomas Paine!

And that includes me. While troll rating and scanning for scumbags is a worthwhile self-policing effort, some of us just want to weigh in. We are all pretty much on the same page when it comes to progressive politics. We all want to see America trend blue. We all want Kos to get his CT scan.

So please, stop apologizing for short diaries or otherwise "deficient" entries. We all have a perfect right to say what we want, how we want, and however brief or weakly. And to those who put strike terror in the hearts of us "weak" diarists, fuck you! You're not a goddamn drill sargent charged with whipping us into shape. I think your life won't be derailed if you waste 8.3 seconds reading something heartfelt that doesn't meet your sky-high strandards.

That's all I have to say. And I'm NOT sorry!

Originally posted to I Hate Republicans on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 10:38 AM PDT.

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