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100% agree with right to publish ugly meta.

100% agree with many things in ugly meta.

100% disagree with inflating/conflating things.

100% disagree with using straw man arguments.

100% disagree with suggesting that criticism of one's political party or country is disloyal or unpatriotic.

100% disagree with questioning why those who would do so don't leave the site or the country.

100% disagree with not giving due recognition to the fact that users can have divergent opinions and still work together towards common goals.

100% disagree with making divisive rants that could work to muzzle dissenting progressive voices or restrain a free and open exchange of progressive ideas.

100% disagree with making oversimplifications that may misrepresent nuanced positions.

100% disagree with telling people who lapse into hyperbole to express disappointment with what they may view as a Democratic politician's display of a lack of commitment to Democratic principles to go to a conservative site. For egregious offenses of that nature that may inadvertently reflect Republican talking points, we have the Hide Rate option.

100% disagree with making allegations against other users without providing any evidence or context so people can make their own determinations. (I acknowledge being guilty of that here, but I feel the problem needs to be pointed out and addressed.)

100% disagree with allowing what other users say make you wake up still pissed off.

100% disagree with placing what is best for our party over what is best for our country.

100% disagree with groupthink.

It is doubtful I did anything to precipitate the diatribe, but, frankly, I was pretty disgusted by it. Still, I hope that all the good people here who felt the same don't choose to follow a recent example, and decide to stay and fight on. DKos and the Democratic Party need more and better Democrats now as much as ever.

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  •  Mortification of the flesh is the institutional (2+ / 0-)
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    wilywascal, denise b

    expiatory act of a person or group's penance for atonement of sins and path to sanctity.

    I would much prefer some (as in a whole bunch of) motivational speakers. Instead.

    Now they have the 2nd (safety net for sloppy) Amendment, and can't be infringed to actually treat their gun like a gun and not a video game controller.

    by 88kathy on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 08:07:00 AM PDT

    •  Rather interesting you bring that up (1+ / 0-)
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      88kathy

      because it relates to something I neglected to add.

      I felt the piece in question came across as somewhat sanctimonious, and I hoped to avoid giving that appearance here. I have respect for the author even if I don't always agree, and simply think it was a mistake to publish her objections in the fashion it was. While there was some validity to them, there were better ways of presenting a case. In time, perhaps that might be realized, where it hasn't already been.

      Anyhow, I agree. Motivation is certainly preferable to flagellation and purges. And maybe what would motivate and encourage more Democrats is more action by our elected officials to back their words.

  •  100% disagree with anything being 100% (2+ / 0-)
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    wilywascal, tarkangi

    And I could prove it with some links from the past ,
    but that would be bad don't cha know ,
    some might feel intimidated and then freak out .

    "please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. M. H.

    by indycam on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 08:29:22 AM PDT

    •  Contradictory, but you got the point of the parody (1+ / 0-)
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      tarkangi

      And you bring up the problem confronted, although--correct me if I'm wrong--I believe it's only in diaries such links are frowned upon.

      •  Well (1+ / 0-)
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        tarkangi
        I believe it's only in diaries such links are frowned upon.
        I could post links to things said in the past that would show the truth but it might intimidate some people and cause them to freak out . So I will not be using the search function provided by this site to its users , I will not bring up anything that has been posted by anyone before , oh well ...

        "please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. M. H.

        by indycam on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 09:58:28 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  I think I know what you mean (1+ / 0-)
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          tarkangi

          For example, one might provide a link to a certain sycophant that goes out of their way to cause trouble for others they don't like, but that might embarrass or intimidate some people and cause them to freak out. One could try the search function provided by this site to its users, if one has the time to devote a significant chunk of their life to discovering the truth. But even that wouldn't help, because they would never know for sure who or what was being specifically referenced.

  •  The Master was eating breakfast (1+ / 0-)
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    wilywascal

    The leader of another sect came to him and said:

        Fill out this survey, for I want you to be happy.

    The Master put the survey into the toaster.

    The leader of the other sect got all up in his grill and said:

         I will not bring up anything that has been posted.

    The Master said: I want the toaster to be happy as well.

    o caminho d'ouro, uma pinga de mel: Parati

    by tarkangi on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 12:44:11 AM PDT

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