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  •  I'm a Democrat. A born-Democrat indoctrinated (2+ / 0-)
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    WB Reeves, cville townie

    at an early age and proud of it. Maybe if more people were lucky enough to be blessed the way I was, they could understand what the two party system dictates. To win, we need a broad spectrum of people from the extreme to the center. Plus One.

    You can say whatever you like about me. I'll be voting for the Democrats on the ballot on election day. Always have.
    You're welcome to click on my name and browse the list of diaries. My writing isn't opinion/editorial. It's more information/education.

    I question why people come to this site to bash Democrats. That's where I draw the line.

    I write a series on ending suspicionless surveillance. I research, analyze, and criticize NSA practices for what they are. You won't find over the top emotional outbursts claiming that Obama is worse than Bush in my writing.

    My question was innocent. I don't understand what I was supposed to get from this piece. What if I like Glenn Greenwald AND Argentine Communists, though I'm more familiar with French Communists. I don't feel the least bit strange for being inclusive.

    •  Your question may well have been innocent (0+ / 0-)

      but you must have some reason for asking it.

      Why did you find it significant?

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 12:22:00 PM PDT

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      •  I'm curious to know what would motivate (0+ / 0-)

        anyone to post this. I never enjoyed Greenwald's writing.  Whatever his politics, it didn't matter. When he was at Salon.com I tried to read his articles. They were unreadable. I finally realized that he was writing in his conversational style and I found it too distracting to read.

        I've noticed intense arguments about him over what? After the Ed Snowden disclosures, and all the fights that erupted, some concerning Greenwald, I ran the other way.

        I wanted to know if there is or was a feud between him and HRC, to get to the point. It's not a wild guess, but maybe not a good guess either. He's from New York and lived there when she represented the state in the Senate. Maybe there's bad blood between them. Just wondering.
        Now it feels like a big deal but it wasn't.

        The same thing happened last week although the innocuous comment comment was a crowd pleaser with over 60 recs. A handful of people came at me with the same question. "What did you mean by that?"

        I don't want to feel like I'm walking on eggshells.

        •  Well if I'd come across the tweet, I'd have (0+ / 0-)

          probably published it too and I'm not an HRC supporter.

          I don't see any tangible connection between the subject of the diary and anything having to do with HRC.

          Nothing human is alien to me.

          by WB Reeves on Thu Jun 19, 2014 at 02:28:09 PM PDT

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