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If only for soothsayer99 and Radio Girl, two of the most compelling and potent voices behind CIK, I'm done for now.

But of course, there's more.  As Empty Vessel  put it:

Owing to the disproportionate nature of bannings and discipline for Black Kos members, I am logging off DKos for a week.  Though it is hard to get solid numbers, this is what I see.

Black members of Daily Kos: 3%
Black users banned or disciplined in the purge: about 30%

Does that strike you as odd?

Indeed it does.  And it cannot be ignored.

Still worse, Kos has seen and heard the reaction and has still done nothing to reverse the cause.

You can support the boycott by

1) participating (log of at by 12AM local time for a week)
2) Write a short diary explaining why and post it between now and midnight local time
3) recommend boycott diaries as they pop up in your recent list  

watch for the tag - boycott

Originally posted to MrJayTee on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 04:09 PM PDT.

Also republished by Moose On The Loose.

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Comment Preferences

  •  thank you MrJayTee (8+ / 0-)

    I have a diary up for the skeleton crew - those that have duties keeping them on the site next week.  You can speak your support there.

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    White Ally. Holding BK family, here and elsewhere, in my heart. My ratings were suspended 09/07/11 between 1-5 PM Central time.

    by sberel on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 04:20:00 PM PDT

  •  Especially with the pending murder of Troy Davis, (5+ / 0-)

    we need those two voices, MrJayTee.
    It is a shame that they are being treated with such blatant disrespect.

    Obama/Biden 2012! Help stop Troy Davis' execution on Sept. 21, 2011. https://act.colorofchange.org/donate/troydavis

    by JoanMar on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 04:37:00 PM PDT

    •  It's sickening. (3+ / 0-)
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      Im a frayed knot, hardart, yella dawg

      I've looked at most issues here fairly dryly--and felt little sympathy for others who couldn't do the same--but this whole episode has fleshed things out very vividly.  

      Disagreements about policy are one thing; arbitrarily shoving important voices to the side is another, not to mention voices from places in this world that are too little heard from.

      I never felt like I was on a "side" before, or wanted to be on one.  I am now, and glad to be there with you.

      If your issue is still Democrat vs. Republican, you've been punked by the Oligarchy.

      by MrJayTee on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 04:54:13 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Thank you. (2+ / 0-)
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        MrJayTee, yella dawg

        Obama/Biden 2012! Help stop Troy Davis' execution on Sept. 21, 2011. https://act.colorofchange.org/donate/troydavis

        by JoanMar on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 05:03:05 PM PDT

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      •  i am so ashamed mr jaytee. so very ashamed. (1+ / 0-)
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        MrJayTee

        i don't even expect you to let me say i'm sorry.
        i should be banned for what i said to you.
        oh my god. i have never ever been this ashamed here since i joined. ever.
         even if you don't believe me - i am so so so very sorry.
        i cannot say that enough.
        i am just so sorry.

        You are not an Environmentalist if you support the brutal, cruel, inhuman life and slaughter of animals in Factory Farms which produce 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

        by Christin on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 05:08:11 PM PDT

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        •  I shouldn't even comment here, right? (1+ / 0-)
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          MrJayTee

          This is between you and MrJayTee but I love you both.
          See this as my tip.

          Obama/Biden 2012! Help stop Troy Davis' execution on Sept. 21, 2011. https://act.colorofchange.org/donate/troydavis

          by JoanMar on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 05:45:05 PM PDT

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        •  Not to worry, Christin. (0+ / 0-)

          I extend a hand of friendship to you.  [squeeze!]

          BTW, I'm a vegetarian, too.  Cheers!

          If your issue is still Democrat vs. Republican, you've been punked by the Oligarchy.

          by MrJayTee on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 05:55:21 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  a piece of me wishes (1+ / 0-)
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            MrJayTee

            that you would not be this forgiving. this generous.
            this gentle. this kind.
            i probably need time away. a long time.
            what i said to you that night was despicable and so beyond the pale. and then i doubled like like a true ignorant ayyehole and my god.
            nothing you did or said deserved that kind of vitriol.
            i don't know why i go off the rails like that, but in a way, i do know. i just don't seem to care when i'm angry.
            and that's something i always hated in a family member.
            and now i do the same.

            you're a beautiful person Jay - you have no idea what your acceptance means to this person you never met.

            and we share something so important - and that makes me ever more ashamed. and can you tell? i am. i think i'm cringing as i write this.  
            and when i think back, i've sadi this before.  
            sigh.    thank you.  

            You are not an Environmentalist if you support the brutal, cruel, inhuman life and slaughter of animals in Factory Farms which produce 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

            by Christin on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 06:20:39 PM PDT

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            •  There's a lot to be angry about. (0+ / 0-)

              I've reacted from anger more than once myself.  We all do.  We all shoot from the hip.  When I first saw a list of people who'd been banned, I thought it was (with a few exceptions) just great.  Then I found out what really happened.

              Cringe!

              It's the people who don't cringe about their mistakes that worry me.  And anyway, we're all OK now, so why let it come between us?

              Thanks!

              If your issue is still Democrat vs. Republican, you've been punked by the Oligarchy.

              by MrJayTee on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 06:38:24 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

              •  my rec. (1+ / 0-)
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                MrJayTee

                ♥  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  and i should not have ratings just for what happened . god that nope is what makes me slink away.
                i am eating deep fried tofu in your honor. at this hour too.  

                You are not an Environmentalist if you support the brutal, cruel, inhuman life and slaughter of animals in Factory Farms which produce 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

                by Christin on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 06:42:24 PM PDT

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                •  Tell me what you think of this recipe (0+ / 0-)

                  If it's disgusting, I can take it.

                  Cut one block of extra-firm tofu into little blocks.  Microwave for two minutes and drain.

                  Add 2 tbsp of garlic powder, 1 tsp of chili powder, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, and ginger and soy sauce to taste.

                  Microwave for 2 minutes, stir, and cool.  Enjoy on salads, pasta, or right from the bowl at 3am because...well, because it's there and it's veg.

                  Yes, I'm a lazy vegetarian.  Fortunately, my mom roasts vegetables like the goddess of roasted vegetables and insists on giving them to me, along with some amazingly original things made from tempeh.

                  I'm also a lucky vegetarian.

                  I have to go now, but I want to tell you not to let anything worry you.  Peace, love, and happiness to us all, and see you in a week!

                  If your issue is still Democrat vs. Republican, you've been punked by the Oligarchy.

                  by MrJayTee on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 06:53:07 PM PDT

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                  •  oh thank you. (0+ / 0-)

                    that sounds awesome.
                    you have NO idea how much i love chili power. pb. ginger and soy.
                    how odd.  
                    i honest to god do.
                    i wonder if it's because i actually use them now that I am V.
                    our caf at work makes this extra firm general chow deep fried tofu - with the chili power in the deep fry sauce. you would die.

                    i make the best tempehchix salad ever ever ever.

                    and no one , is as lazy as i am. when it comes to cooking. no one period.
                    no one.

                    thank you Jay a million times ever.
                    i will always remember this. and you.
                    i really will.

                    You are not an Environmentalist if you support the brutal, cruel, inhuman life and slaughter of animals in Factory Farms which produce 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

                    by Christin on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 06:59:28 PM PDT

                    [ Parent ]

  •  thank you (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MrJayTee, yella dawg

    liberal pragmatist. artist. obama supporter.

    by hardart on Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 05:18:14 PM PDT

  •  Thank you for your diary. Beautifully said. (2+ / 0-)
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    MrJayTee, yella dawg

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