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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:45 PM

Can people please stop all these secession stories?

First, NONE of the petitions have the approval of their respective States. Second, the 25,000 required to elicit a "response" from the Administration would represent less than 0.001% of the population. This is a huge non-story, and will end up being treated as such.

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Reply Can people please stop all these secession stories? (Original post)
brooklynite Nov 2012 OP
marybourg Nov 2012 #1
cprise Nov 2012 #5
marybourg Nov 2012 #8
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #2
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 #3
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #6
cprise Nov 2012 #7
leftstreet Nov 2012 #9
nc4bo Nov 2012 #4

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:47 PM

1. Lighten up!

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:31 PM

5. No. This is an example of

people who love to hate and how they actually help the memes of their opponents gain recognition and critical mass.

Enough of the BS. Focus on some positive solutions.

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Response to cprise (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:42 PM

8. Ridiculous!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:48 PM

2. Yea but, it is so much fun highlighting how fucking crazy these nut jobs are.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:49 PM

3. Board Nannies rule!

...and the Admins have provided you with an Ignore button.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:33 PM

6. And a trash thread.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:50 PM

7. I sometimes get the impression DUers link more to the things they oppose

...than to that which they ostensibly support.

Right wing news and websites have a very narrow and incestuous base. Schadenfreude and fear-surfing by Progressives is probably providing them with a significant degree of exposure, site rank and ad revenue that they would not otherwise get.

There is also the more insidious effect where some people focus so intently on Republicans for gratification that they are virtual strangers to anything positive the Left has to offer (and so react to proposals from the Left as if they were alien). They actually seem to need these RW personalities in their lives.

It would help our cause to promote some awareness of how our postings and where we spend our time affects the rest of the info environment.

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Response to cprise (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:45 PM

9. Pls start an OP about 'anything positive the Left has to offer'

That would be so cool

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:54 PM

4. I don't mind seeing silly stupidity on display. All this over a black man's

re-election.








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