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  •  Maybe I'm obtuse, but I finally figured out why (4+ / 0-)

    your evening diary doesn't get as much clicks and comments as it should.  You are on the wrong side of the "sux-rocks" divide here.

    I'll be honest, Joe...I'm not completely onboard with a complete dismantling of the drone program.  It has its time and place, IMO.  But I think a lot of people are put off by your lack of deference to the president...and simply stay away.

    It certainly isn't because your writing is poor, or you link to irrelevant commentary.

    And it certainly isn't because your taste in music sucks.  

    Oregon:'s cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 05:31:33 PM PST

    •  obtuse (2+ / 0-)
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      just flashed on this scene from Shawshank Redemption...

      Oregon:'s cold. But it's a damp cold.

      by Keith930 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 05:33:28 PM PST

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    •  evening keith... (8+ / 0-)

      it's undoubtedly true that i have some serious issues with this administration and i have for quite some time.  i don't hate the president, i am quite comfortable showing him the respect that his finer qualities, his intellect and his office entitle him to.  on the other hand, i will not back down on certain issues.  i have been around for a while.  i take very seriously civil rights and civil liberties issues, issues of war and peace and issues of our environmental survival among them.  there is plenty of cheerleading here on daily kos and for those that are inclined toward that, well they should be very happy.  there are also people here on dkos, who like me feel strongly about the same issues that i do, and the tone of the diary probably represents the attitudes of that small community of people (who are probably labelled "suxxors" by some here).  i think that "suxxors" is a pretty unfair and derogatory label that really doesn't represent my beliefs and feelings well, but, i guess people will use the terminologies that suit them.

      i am a decent guy, i welcome people regardless of their point of view, to come enjoy the music, maybe read something that challenges them to think and be happy here.  i really don't dislike people who are generally agreeable folks.

      i don't have any problem with your stance on the drone program and will not (nor will anyone else here) attack you for it.  i don't really have a problem with drones as an intelligence gathering tool outside of the us.  i do have a problem with some of the uses that they are put to (signature strikes, assassinations, etc.)

      so, yeah, i may be in some folks' perceptions on the wrong side of a divide that they have defined in their own way, but, well, i remember back when dubya was president and they thought that i was a pretty good guy.

      i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

      by joe shikspack on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 05:51:34 PM PST

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