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  •  Why you gotta be such a hater? (4+ / 0-)

    It's a minor point & the diarist has fixed it.  Chill, dude.

    •  Hater? (1+ / 2-)
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      milton333, GoGoGoEverton

      Asking for clarification of sloppy writing is now a DKos hate crime?  And no, the diarist has not fixed it, despite being advised early on to do so by another commenter.

      My objection was to the diarist's imperious dismissal of my legitimate question.

      Sorry to have given you the vapors, but as your handle implies, you must be freaked out quite easily.

      "Folly is wont to have more followers and comrades than discretion." -Cervantes-

      by Don Quixote on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 10:51:38 AM PST

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      •  As I'm sure you are aware, (1+ / 0-)
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        It is not your request for clarification, but rather your tone and choice of words that I found inappropriate.  As you have just reinforced with your comment to me.  

      •  I agree with you (and I uprated you) (1+ / 0-)
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        Don Quixote

        A year or two ago, there was a diary about HRC. I thought it was about Hillary Rodham Clinton. It was about Human Rights Campaign. I read the whole thing thinking that Hillary Clinton was advocating a repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (which I thought was a good idea, but (damn it!) the author should make clear what the initials or acronym means).

        People who write diaries should spell out who and what they're talking about. Yes, if you're the author, you're close to the issue. But think about the readers, for god's sake. JPL could be the Jacksonville Public Library. Or the Jewish Palestinian League. When I read this diary, I was pretty sure it was the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but I wasn't sure.

        You are right. It's sloppy writing. And the diarist should have edited it to fix it at the beginning of the diary. Not as an update at the end of the diary.

        And that's my opinion. You didn't deserve to be HR'd.

        “If you misspell some words, it’s not plagiarism.” – Some Writer

        by Dbug on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:07:08 AM PST

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        •  Thanks for understanding (0+ / 0-)

          Seems like the Hurt Fee-fees Police are amok here lately, particularly the cowardly ones who down-rate you and run away (yes, I'm looking at you milton333 and GoGoGoEverton).

          Asking diarists to explain their ambiguities is now considered a gross insult.

          For instance, I recently retired from my job at DDS, and I can guarantee that everyone who ever worked at DDS knows that DDS stands for Department on Disability Services, but no-one else does.

          O tempora, o mores!

          "Folly is wont to have more followers and comrades than discretion." -Cervantes-

          by Don Quixote on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 05:08:45 AM PST

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