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  •  or Greenwald or Sirota or . . . (4+ / 0-)

    All of whom have thin skins and outsized egos, yes, but dammit, they're important.  And usually even right.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 02:47:20 PM PDT

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    •  Thin skin or just can't be bothered with certain (5+ / 0-)

      people who don't argue the merits?  

      •  Yes indeed -- (4+ / 0-)

        they don't suffer fools gladly.  

        I can understand their impatience.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 03:05:37 PM PDT

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      •  That's it (3+ / 0-)
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        You can't work as a pundit if you have a thin skin. If you think Glenn Greenwald has a thin skin, well...think again. The US government would love to kill him. You think he's worried about some snotty Netizens on a comments thread?

        What it boils down to is, time is tight, always a million things to do, can't be bothered.

        The Internet creates the illusion that we're all equal. Which is/should be true. What we are not, however, is on the same page.

        When I come here, and I suspect this is true for other professional writers and artists, it's in order to connect with people who are interested in the same topics - not to quibble about random bullshit like what little jokes we can say about the president, and which we cannot. If there's no serious dialogue about the major issues of the day, nor reprint fees, there's nothing in it for us.

    •  Yeah, I can speak freely when I have a chance (2+ / 0-)
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      corvo, poligirl

      to comment at their sites.

      •  You can at mine (1+ / 0-)
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        gooderservice

        The only thing I don't tolerate is ad hominem attacks. But you can be as mean or sarcastic as you want as long as you're discussing ideas.

        •  heh. (0+ / 0-)

          Tried to sign up two days ago; still waiting for authorization.

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 06:39:54 AM PDT

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