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I love that line. It's from a diary currently on the rec list. I'm taking liberties here, but I'm gonna go there and assume the diarist, nokona, was surprised to be on the rec list, thinking he/she perhaps didn't have the requisite at least three solid paragraphs.  I mean, it's my assumption.

It was probably a further surprise that noBODY suggested the diary be deleted and instead  ". . .  post a comment in an open thread or in a recent diary or front-page post that covers a topic relevant to what you wish to write about."

In my opinion, whatever makes the rec list is what makes the rec list. I don't care if it's a diary of one well-used word. Or, as in the example cited below, a rec list diary that cleverly uses NO WORDS, which catapults its title into near brilliance:

Ways in Which John McCain is like Ted Kennedy
by glower

     
Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 02:35:00 PM EDT

 
                         

glower's diary :: ::

Tags: n/t, nothing, nada, zilch, squat, fuck-all, Recommended, nihility, naught, nil, zero, bupkis, null set, void, Ø, lyrics by John Cage, ≠, Wolf Blitzer, =NA() (all tags) :: Add/Edit Tags to this Diary :: Previous Tag Versions

             
Oh yeah . . . and glower's tags are fabulous as well.

In the case of nokona's diary, I'm not sure about solid analysis or commentary. Yet I have no objection to this making the rec list and I rec'd it for that great last line.
fyi: material quoted by the diarist is indicated by  "..."

Huckster goes there: Healthcare Reform would urge Teddy to die
In words that the morons must be lapping up, Mike Huckabee states that Obamacare would have urged Ted Kennedy to hang up the boots on life far earlier.
("....")

Huckabee is an absolute disgrace.  Only a coward would say exactly what he did.  He uses Teddy's accomplishments to hide behind the fact that there are some mysterious panels which will urge old people to kill themselves.  But naturally, Huckster doesn't want to politicize Teddy's death like those evil Democrats. On the subject he said:
"..."

Fuck you hypocrite.
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UPDATE: This shouldn't be a surprise. They've always been two-faced about such things.
"..."

Of course, those evil Democrats will use any chance they can to stomp on the Republicans.  Never would those saintly Republicans do something like that...
 
Washington Times White House Columnist
"..."

What a bunch a tools. Thanks for the reclist.

I've seen diaries make the rec list with nothing more than a few sentences floating above some quotes because, when people agree with the content, nobody notices that it's " a comment dude and should be in open thread"...

I've also seen diaries that produced a cascade of  'it's a comment dude and should be in open thread n/t."

I think what I find myself reacting to is the lack of fairness or consistency in application of these rules by the community. That's my perception at least.

They way we apply rules is important. If we haven't learned that over this last decade, then holy_fucking_moly, I don't know what we did learn.

Originally posted to pfiore8 on Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 04:55 PM PDT.

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