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/getting up on soapbox.

Goddamnit! Kossacks, we have about a month and a half remaining before the 2010 elections (which are kind of important) and yet we keep fighting amongst each other because nobody can drop the motherfucking stupidass grudges we all hold.

Hey, I've done it, too. I've definitely engaged in my share of meta in the past, but NOW IS NOT THE TIME! I should not have to continually say this out loud!

I'm sick and tired of "punch the hippy" diaries lately, of which there appear to be a plethora. FUCKING KNOCK IT OFF!

Listen, I am scared shitless that the Democrats are going to get their asses kicked in 2010 by a bunch of truly frightening teabagger racist lunatics who are proud to be uneducated, ignorant, and mean. In Colorado, Michael Bennet is in trouble. In Wisconsin, Russ Feingold is in trouble.

And both of their challengers are so inflammatory that I could literally write a diary series about each of 'em.

This is not good!

I'm voting in 2010 because I can't NOT vote; I considered not voting for a long time, but decided to continue voting because the thought of the teabaggers winning makes me break out in hives. Unfortunately for Democrats, there are a lot of disaffected lefties like me out there right now, and many of those don't read Daily Kos.

Democrats need to pull together! HELLO, McFLY! Me and mine are trying like hell to put away our grievances so that we can unite together and beat Republicans/teabaggers. We do not want to lose anymore seats in Congress. That is the absolute bottom line.

It's hard to want to unite with people who continually want to punch you in the face. What the fuck is that about, anyhow?! Do you want Democrats to lose, or what?

So, please. PLEASE! kos, Meteor Blades, site administrators all: I'd like to see meta diaries disallowed until after the elections. I know we're not big on censoring, but this shit has simply got to stop. It directly conflicts with this website's stated goals.

/getting off soapbox and slowly backing away.

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UPDATE FROM THE BOSSMAN:

Solution to keeping meta to a minimum for the next six weeks. 1) Don't recommend meta diaries - even the ones whose diarists you agree with. 2) Don't comment, pro or con, in such diaries. 3) Don't write counter-meta diaries. (Usually there are two or more counter-meta diaries to each meta diary.)

by Meteor Blades on Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 02:24:45 PM MDT

That's not what I'd hoped for, but I hope to hell it works.

Also, yes, I realize the irony in writing a meta diary about banning meta. :) I'm happy to delete it if need be; I just want Democrats to win, baby!

And yes, I also realize that it's rather undemocratic of me. I just seriously don't have any other ideas for quitting this shit, but I'll settle for whatever the site admins dole out.

I have to go in a bit, and I don't trust you to play nice, but maybe try to play ... nicer? :P

GOTV! CALL EVERYBODY YOU POSSIBLY CAN, PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

From Yoshimi (thanks!):

OFA has a phone banking tool (2+ / 0-)

Log in and it will start sending you phone numbers of voters in your state.

my.barackobama.com/call

You may not be a fan of the organization but you have to admit that they had pretty cool GOTV tools in the last election and the best part is that they ask for a commitment.

Let Obama be Obama.

by Yoshimi on Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 02:35:01 PM MDT

Originally posted to I don't think you're ready for this jelly. on Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 12:51 PM PDT.

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