(UPDATE: For reasons that I would think would be obvious, my shaken faith in the Daily Kos community has been restored. I'll sleep fine tonight.)
I'll keep this brief.
There is a diary on the recommended list that I feel strongly has no place on Daily Kos.
Obviously, the community does not agree with me.
I fully expect to have the living shit flamed out of me. That's ok. I got thick skin.
after you read this update. From the comments:
How about (4+ / 0-)
tardcat, tomhodukavich, kestrel9000, Archie2227
... you're ashamed of the people who rec'ed it given that the vast majority of the community didn't?
by BarbinMD on Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 07:04:52 AM EDT
From the FAQ:
This is a Democratic blog, a partisan blog. One that recognizes that Democrats run from left to right on the ideological spectrum, and yet we're all still in this fight together. We happily embrace centrists like NDN's Simon Rosenberg and Howard Dean, conservatives like Martin Frost and Brad Carson, and liberals like John Kerry and Barack Obama. Liberal? Yeah, we're around here and we're proud. But it's not a liberal blog. It's a Democratic blog with one goal in mind: electoral victory. And since we haven't gotten any of that from the current crew, we're one more thing: a reform blog. The battle for the party is not an ideological battle. It's one between establishment and anti-establishment factions. And as I've said a million times, the status quo is untenable
From this mission statement, I'm comfortable proceeding on the assumption that I set forth in my comment in the diary to which I refer:
I find it interesting (8+ / 0-)
Yosef 52, ChicDemago, Anderson Republican, buddabelly, Mariken, Felis sempervirens, Archie2227, The Union Forever
that an online community formed around a blog with a mission to improve America through participation in American politics would elevate a diary on "why I wish no part of America" to the top of the rec list.
I feel a diary of my own coming on.
Another interesting thing: aren't you lucky enough to be rich enough to be able to cast off the chains of the capitalism you so decry?
I know what you're trying to do, and you can't. - Eddie Garcia (-6.88/-5.74)
by kestrel9000 on Sun Aug 30, 2009 at 03:16:45 AM EDT
I have said a number of times around here that the stupidest question one can ask about a diary around here is, "Why is this on the rec list"? (well, because people recommended it, silly!) I never thought I'd find myself asking it. I didn't even ask it when a blank diary recently topped the rec list for quite some time.
But I find myself asking it now.
Please explain to me how statements like this:
I don't want to be a part of American history. I have no interest in fighting for America.
beyond leaving the US, I wanted to shed my US Citizenship, as well. When I visit the US in the future, I wish to be a tourist; and to the rest of the world, I don't want to be identified as an American.
I am leaving because I don't want to watch the American descent.
contribute to the mission of Daily Kos. Again, this seems to me to be a blog for people who wish to improve America through participation, not abandon America through defeatism. And it must be nice to have that kind of money to throw around. If I did, I would probably donate to food banks and programs like the health fair in Wise, VA, and to progressive candidates of my choice.
Under no circumstances would I "take my ball and go home."
I AM home.
I am disgusted that members of a community that has been the center of my online universe for nearly four years now would praise that diary and elevate it to the top of the Recommended list.
In my view, it is a blight on this site.
I woke up at 3 am to use the little boy's room and have a smoke and I was so upset by this I could not really get back to sleep. I dozed off for a few and had a bizarre dream about a leaky ceiling, and when I woke up I was still pissed.
My ceiling leaks, I fix it. I don't move.
I own my house.
Don't let the door hit you in the ass.