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  •  Are you afraid you are one? (2+ / 0-)
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    I don't understand your questioning otherwise, because my comment as to what substantiates a Suxer is pretty clear. It's funny to me that you didn't ask me about Roxers. I find it funny that you're willing to identify someone as one of those, while questioning the existence of Suxers.

    No, you can't fix stupid. You OUTNUMBER stupid. -Wildthumb, 1/10/2013

    by newinfluence on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 11:04:24 PM PDT

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    •  I'm not afraid of any label you or anyone (4+ / 0-)

      else might to assign to me. Why? Because I don't really give a fuck. OTHER people make those assignments FOR me based on what they perceive to be the weighting of my praise/criticism as they've come to know it through their interactions with me.

      I know where I started, and I know why I'm no longer in that place anymore.

      Why do you find it "funny" that I didn't ask you about roxers? Most of your comment focused on suxers, which I broke into parts and tried to address from my perspective.

      But since you asked, yes, there are indeed roxers who are the polar opposite of the extreme suxers you claim exist.

      In fact, they're everywhere. No matter what the policy, if Obama supports it, they find a way to rationalize their support of it to match. Even if it's the same shit they may have opposed when Bush did it, it's suddenly all cool with them.

      Why?

      Because Obama is a good man, and they trust him to do the right thing. They seem to have this faith in him that no amount of reality will diminish.

      The difference between the two extremes? One would rather celebrate stuff that's already been "accomplished," while the other wants to keep the pressure on an elected official to fix shit that's still broken.

      If embracing the latter makes me a "suxer," so be it. Time is of the essence.




      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. ~ J. Garcia

      by DeadHead on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 12:40:50 AM PDT

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    •  Afraid? Jesus Christ on a yellow pogo stick. (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm strongly reminded of a few years ago when the Republican party chair of VA said that there might be a few Democrats in VA, but they were mostly afraid to come out in public.

      Are you now, or have you ever been, a Suxer?

      We shall not walk in fear, one of another. We are not descended from fearful men.

      Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 09:19:29 AM PDT

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      •  Pick a different word then (0+ / 0-)

        My point was and is that claiming one exists while denying the other one does -- simply because it hits too close to home -- is transparently shortsighted. Yes, Roxers exist. So do Suxers, and I wrote what I think defines it, which had nothing to do with what the reply was.

        No, you can't fix stupid. You OUTNUMBER stupid. -Wildthumb, 1/10/2013

        by newinfluence on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 03:16:22 PM PDT

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