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Slinkerwink is banned. She made comment in a pie fight. I won't use this diary to judge the merits of the decision, only to give tribute to her contributions here over the years.

There goes one of the best voices for health care this site has ever known.

And one of the best female voices, one of the best young voices.

And one of the most courageous voices.

One which drew a lot of irrational fire.

One which garnered praise and scorn.

One which, because of her dissent, found enemies who wanted her gone.

She wasn't always right.

She wasn't always polite.

But in my view, she was usually sane, polite, and usually she was right.

I will miss her.

Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.   -Jacob Bronowski
No pie fights here in this diary.Keep out criticism.

Don't criticize Kos, don't criticize anyone.

Just show some love.

Say something nice about Slinkerwink, or don't say anything at all.

I haven't been part of the pie fights for a while, and I don't want to start one here.

But it is appropriate to say goodbye to one of our talented young writers, who spoke for health care and the deaf; a hard worker who helped shape Daily Kos over the years.

If you loved Slink, say something you liked about her. If you disliked her, please have the grace to stay out, or to say something kind.

Originally posted to ZhenRen on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 06:14 PM PDT.

Also republished by Team DFH, Frustrati, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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