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    DK has been such a circular firing squad today.

    When can we have the conversation?
    Don't tell me when I can have the conversation!
    Yada, yada, yada...

    Meanwhile, there's very little substantive, deliberative thought.  It's 90% reflexive venting and not much help for getting us anywhere.

    I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

    by Satya1 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:34:51 PM PST

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      rare thing on DKos. And venting is not a bad thing, it's better than depression.

      It doesn't take deep thinking to discuss a massacre of 20 5-year olds because emotions rise to the surface. And you were expecting "substantive deliberate thought?"

      ❧To thine ownself be true

      by Agathena on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:46:38 PM PST

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        I'm not complaining about the emotional responses of people to today's tragedy.  Check out my diary and comments.

        I'm writing about the self indulgent whiners that claim to care about gun policy but don't want to do the research.  There are notable exceptions, but I find the DK discussions to be immature, shallow and pointless.

        If the venting is good enough for you, that's fine.  And maybe I need to be at a different site that is more involved with coordinated political action.


        I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

        by Satya1 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 03:27:16 AM PST

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      is the last thing I would type today.  But that may be just me.

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:52:10 PM PST

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        We all feel the grief, have shed the tears and emotions are running high and near the surface.

        But that may be just me.
        Maybe you personally need more time to process the events of the day.  Maybe you're more singularly focused on the horrible loss of young lives.  That's OK.  Take care of yourself.  Check out my diary if you have children.

        But some of us are capable of focusing on multiple aspects of the day.  Take at least a quick look and see that it doesn't mean we're not sharing the grief.

        What I commented on was about the typical (for DK) pointless venting on gun policy.  Yeah, on a certain level I find this type of dysfunction funny.  That's not going to make sense to you now.

        But here's my bottom line:

        We owe it to these kids and their families to make some serious changes to our society.  Self indulgent venting doesn't help.  This is going to take grass roots, political organizing.

        I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

        by Satya1 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 03:53:45 AM PST

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