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  •  I've seen it twice on DKos (3+ / 0-)
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    triv33, TiaRachel, Aunt Martha

    Maybe you weren't looking in the right places.
    Here via markthshark two days ago:
    http://www.dailykos.com/...
    And last night in the Evening Blues
    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    •  Sorry (0+ / 0-)

      I don't go into the Evening Blues and What's Happening diaries.

      The first diary was about Al Gore and Sheldon Whitehouse with an aside about the carbon price increase.

      I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

      by second gen on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 05:11:41 PM PDT

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      •  An aside with a blockquote and a link to the story (0+ / 0-)

        as you did here. Same for Evening Blues, Whats Happening, the Pundit round ups, Green Diary Rescue, Overnight News, and lots of other diaries that do links to important news of the day.
        Maybe you should check out some other diaries, get outside your safety zone, you might learn some pertinent stuff a day or two earlier. :)

        Anyway, I guess my point is really that it's not fair to blame your own lack of getting outside of the meta on the meta itself. You are in control of the diaries you choose to read and participate in. I'm sorry you missed out. I've read some great stuff over the last few days.

        •  You misunderstand me. I don't go into those (1+ / 0-)
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          particular diaries on purpose. They're loaded with negative, smarmy, anti-Obama comments. Who needs the hate? I know I don't.

          I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

          by second gen on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 08:41:12 PM PDT

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        •  Don't throw the baby out! (0+ / 0-)

          Your first two regular features are indeed offered
          with the intent of generating outrage and so on.
          And yes there are front pagers here also who court the
          sort of clicky eye candy of controversy with their ahem craft.

          The next three regular series you denote are hosted by
          different editors and such who are allowed discretion in
          their selections and offerings. The wise ones let the sources
          speak for themselves, and leave the spinning for the
          comment sections, which is how it should be, I suppose.

          Politics is hardball, and there is much oxen goring to go around.
          Unless I am wrong, factionalism is an ever present
          aspect of the human condition. I think many here suffer
          from agit prop envy of the right, and their admitted slim
          successes over the last few decades. However, I don't
          see emulating the rights excesses of fear and objectification
          and outright selective misrepresentation of facts as a recipe
          for success in winning the hearts and the minds needed to
          move all of us forward towards justice and sustainability.

          So after the first few negative comments or so, I move on.
          Being reactionary to negativity should not be confused
          for meaningful activism, regardless of its sources.

          It is very tempting to go tit for tat, I grant you that.
          Is it a good model for journalism? Organizing? Business?
          Anger and outrage certainly have their uses in garnering
          attention, and motivating others to concrete activity.
          Seems like a very dehumanising way to live to me.

          In my very red domicile, where the POTUS lost by double digits,
          I have more than enough to deal with in the here and now.
          My best work is done one on one, face to face, as it almost
          always still is. The virtual world can be a fine resource.

          The greater community of the GOS has to decide what
          its purpose can and should be. That is a very messy discussion.
          Please pass the puffcorn.

          Thanks for all of your efforts.

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