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  •  Thanks for admitting that it's all about (4+ / 0-)

    the diarist.  You're not disagreeing with the content of the diary, you're just simply engaging in personal attacks.

    •  i am disagreeing with the conspiracies ths diarist (2+ / 0-)

      keeps pushing.  and, your hr to someone with whom you are engaging in discussion is against site rules.  again, reported.

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:43:03 PM PDT

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      •  Actually, you're attacking the diarist, (6+ / 0-)

        you have provided exactly zero evidence that she is engaging in conspiracies, you have provided no reason other than personal ones about the diarist to explain your comments about this diary, and I HRed you and then explained why I did so.  Again, it's excellent that you reported me so that your personal attacks against the diarist can be more widely seen.

        •  perhaps you are unable to read what i continually (3+ / 0-)

          am saying:

          let me say it more clearly for you

          i object to misleading misrepresentations of fact.
          i object to manipulation of the facts to try to support previous questionable behavior of the poster.
          i object to using this site as a bully pulpit for distorting issues based on bias.
          i object to generalizations that would lead to questionable conclusions that are inaccurate based on facts.
          i object to the continual attempts to group every lawbreaker as a whistleblower

          disclaimer: someone i highly respect and call friend is a government whistleblower and was totally correct in his actions.  raddack's attempts to whitewash her own unethical behavior are an insult to those who act in good faith to correct situations within the government. raddack's actions (going to the press without full knowledge of the situation in which she intruded herself) have been used to promote her book, her popularity and her own agenda.  it is this that i find extremely troubling.

          it is for this reason that i will challenge her premises when appropriate - and, in this situation (as others she has posted) i have challenged her veracity.  she is now a "public figure" - if she can't take the heat, she should leave the kitchen.  

          it is sad and somewhat pathetic that she would need the "defense" of bloggers instead of returning and addressing these questions directly.  she has never once responded to any objection i have made to her posts.  nor does she respond to other critics.  why not?

          at least, sirota would stand up and defend his position - for that, i give him credit.  raddack does these hit and run diaries then waits for others to "get her back".  

          i have absolutely NO respect for her in regard to her assertations that all government is bad (did she think so BEFORE she took that government job and was dismissed or did this opinion come afterward? - this is a valid question, imho.)

          many posters here have taken apart her statements over and over again - yet, there are a very few who also hold the "all government is bad" philosophy who vigorously and blindly defend that premise and her.  that is really a pity.

          EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

          by edrie on Tue May 07, 2013 at 02:12:45 PM PDT

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    •  Dear Aunt Martha, (4+ / 0-)

      please do read what's actually written there, not what you think it says or want it to say.

      Edrie is not engaging in personal attacks; she is expressing an opinion on the quality of the writing being put forth as "truth."

      I realize that critical reading is not much done anymore, but try it for a time; it will open your mind and you'll learn from it.

      There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from Midtown and how late is it open? -- Woody Allen

      by Mnemosyne on Tue May 07, 2013 at 04:14:05 PM PDT

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