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Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:16 PM

I have been assimilated! I am now the BORG! Prepare to be assimilated!

Last edited Fri Dec 16, 2011, 05:23 PM - Edit history (3)

I am now one with the hive mind Barack Obama Retaliation Group!

You too will be assimilated through condescension and my shining wit! Resistance is futile!

Be Warned! Assimilate or I will mock you into submission!

You are not intelligent enough to understand 3 dimensional chess! FOOL! CONFORM! You will assimilate!

Our majestic paragon of liberaldom has done everything promised! There. is. a. LIST!

It is not my fault your brain is too puny to understand! That is what makes you Hysterical!

Assimilate!

Feel the Goodness and light!


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Reply I have been assimilated! I am now the BORG! Prepare to be assimilated! (Original post)
hootinholler Dec 2011 OP
patrice Dec 2011 #1
treestar Dec 2011 #3
MineralMan Dec 2011 #2
hootinholler Dec 2011 #4
MineralMan Dec 2011 #7
hootinholler Dec 2011 #10
gateley Dec 2011 #21
hootinholler Dec 2011 #23
gateley Dec 2011 #24
hootinholler Dec 2011 #25
patrice Dec 2011 #15
gratuitous Dec 2011 #5
tblue Dec 2011 #6
BeHereNow Dec 2011 #8
Inchworm Dec 2011 #9
BeHereNow Dec 2011 #11
gateley Dec 2011 #22
Yo_Mama Dec 2011 #12
hootinholler Dec 2011 #14
Yo_Mama Dec 2011 #16
hootinholler Dec 2011 #26
Yo_Mama Dec 2011 #29
WolverineDG Dec 2011 #17
hootinholler Dec 2011 #18
WolverineDG Dec 2011 #19
hootinholler Dec 2011 #20
Cameron27 Dec 2011 #27
Puglover Dec 2011 #13
Spazito Dec 2011 #28

Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:24 PM

1. Pot kettle.

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:33 PM

3. Yeah, really!

Talk about "mocking."

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:31 PM

2. There are supporters of President Obama on this forum.

Why is that a surprise, and how does that justify this post? There are also detractors and critics of Barack Obama. Both post freely on DU. I'm not sure what your point is.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:41 PM

4. It doesn't, nor is it surprising.

This is satirical commentary about what our community standards should be.

A response to a post mocking critics of the president that was allowed to stand by the hosts of GD and a unanimous jury decision.

Sauce for the goose, eh?

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:46 PM

7. I have no idea what post you are referring to.

I have only your post to look at just now. Personally, I find it offensive. I might find the other one, the one you refer to, offensive as well. I like reasoned discussion. I'm a supporter of President Obama. I'm also a reader of criticisms of his actions and lack of action. Some of that I agree with. In other cases, I don't. I'm happy to discuss all of those things. I don't find anything to discuss in this particular thread.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:57 PM

10. Let's say

I'm not happy.

I would love to see this stimulate a conversation about our community standards and how we can debate respectfully.

There's nothing really to discuss in the other one either, but it stood all day after numerous alerts.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:11 PM

21. We haven't debated respectfully in a few years. I think those days are gone. :-(

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Response to gateley (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:15 PM

23. We have tried

I agree that ever since the PUMA wars back in the primaries things seem to have gone downhill. It seem like it takes something as over the top as this OP response to another thread just to get anyone's attention.

I'm hoping that the DU3 transparency will help that.

Any suggestions as to how to get back there?

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:22 PM

24. SOME have tried. I swear others just hover, waiting for an opportunity to swoop in and

attack and be cruel. I don't get it. We're not enemies, here, and none of us gains or learns anything.

Don't know if we can get back there from here.

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Response to gateley (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 01:20 AM

25. And when they swoop in

They are unrepentant about rubbing salt in wounds. They seldom even acknowledge they have done it.

Once that happens it is very difficult to remain civil.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 05:32 PM

15. I like your point about other posts. I suspect most of us would like our own posts

evaluated relative to their own contexts.

There will be some similarities in how different posts are processed and some differences. The implication that all of them should be the same seems odd to me, kind of Borgish.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:44 PM

5. Your puny threats faze me not

While you're fascinated by mere 3 dimensional chess, Really True Believers know that the game is 12-level Vulcan chess, which your feeble mind cannot possibly comprehend. Bow, bow I say, before my superior kung fu.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:45 PM

6. 'BORG', eh? That's cute actually.

Made me laugh, so thanks!

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:51 PM

8. If I agree to submit, can I get a Walmart discount card?

Shopping would help me not think, you know?
BHN

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 04:53 PM

9. We are Hugh



I will not assist you.

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Response to Inchworm (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 05:04 PM

11. Save Jordie!!!!

ROTFLMAO!!!
Thanks for that clip...
BHN

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Response to Inchworm (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:15 PM

22. I love Hugh! At the last moment before he was being beamed up to the Borg hive, he was almost

gone, wispy, and he looked over at Jordie, like he knew he was going to miss his friend. That still tugs at my heart when I think of it.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 05:09 PM

12. A bit over the top and unfair, really

Supporters of Obama have at least as much right to argue their position as persons who have shifted to a more critical view. In a forum like this, arguing your beliefs is not an attempt to create a "hive mind".

I'm sure some supporters have argued their position in ways that you find inappropriate. You can either ignore them or take it up with them, but a post like this (IMO) does little to make your case and is somewhat offensive.

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Response to Yo_Mama (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 05:28 PM

14. OP updated with context

And there's this:


At Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:24 AM you sent an alert on the following post:

I won't be happy until my grumbling assessment of Obama's presidency makes it to the front page

The reason for the alert was:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

You added the following comments:

This condescending post is a general attack on people posting legitimate criticisms of the president, and therefore violates the community standard.

A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this post at Fri Dec 16, 2011, 10:01 AM, and voted 0-6 to keep it.

Thank you.


It is now approaching the top of greatest.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 06:23 PM

16. Thanks for more explanation. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 11:23 AM

26. You're welcome

May I assume you still think it unfair?

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 04:51 PM

29. I'm not sure.

I got a better sense of where you are coming from, I guess.

Personally, I'm pretty thick-skinned so I wouldn't have reacted the same way, but I am not sure that it is fair to expect you to react the same way I would.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 06:38 PM

17. If I had been on the jury, I would have let that stand

because I don't see how it can be considered an "attack." "Grumbling assessment" could go either way--positive or negative.

dg

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 07:25 PM

18. Read the whole post.

It's linked in my OP. That is just the headline.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 08:10 PM

19. Then that was all I read

I did later get to the entire post & found it questionable.

dg

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:09 PM

20. Thank you.

It's bad enough that carefully phrased criticisms are met with ridicule by the BORG. But then to be poked in the eye with a stick by them later in separate posts whose sole purpose is to taunt and belittle those same people, is frustrating to say the least.

It seems no matter how carefully you explain your position it is ignored.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 11:37 AM

27. Taunting and mocking

followed by --->

It completely stifles debate & drove me into just lurking. I have to say, DU3 seems better though; at least people like you are talking about it. I like the transparency (even hidden posts can be seen with a click) so I might start posting again. I'll see how it goes.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 05:24 PM

13. K and R

Mostly because some are so offended.

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Response to hootinholler (Original post)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 11:43 AM

28. Both your thread and the one to which you refer still stand...

which, ironically, shows there is consistency in the Community Standards. If your thread had been locked and not the other one or vice versa then I could agree with there being an issue.

As it is, I honestly don't see one.

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