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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:39 PM

 

Sometimes I think we elected Barack Obama president only in order to abuse him

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That is sooooo funny. I love you BOG

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Reply Sometimes I think we elected Barack Obama president only in order to abuse him (Original post)
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 OP
Autumn Aug 2013 #1
tridim Aug 2013 #2
dionysus Aug 2013 #4
Whisp Aug 2013 #41
SidDithers Aug 2013 #27
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 #47
SidDithers Aug 2013 #48
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 #50
SidDithers Aug 2013 #53
woo me with science Aug 2013 #3
TheKentuckian Aug 2013 #5
MisterP Aug 2013 #6
NuclearDem Aug 2013 #7
Warren Stupidity Aug 2013 #8
Bonobo Aug 2013 #9
Enrique Aug 2013 #10
Autumn Aug 2013 #12
Mojorabbit Aug 2013 #13
woo me with science Aug 2013 #14
WorseBeforeBetter Aug 2013 #11
Brigid Aug 2013 #19
WorseBeforeBetter Aug 2013 #21
Brigid Aug 2013 #24
East Coast Pirate Aug 2013 #26
LiberalElite Aug 2013 #51
MuseRider Aug 2013 #52
Arctic Dave Aug 2013 #15
rug Aug 2013 #16
Arctic Dave Aug 2013 #18
Oakenshield Aug 2013 #28
Whisp Aug 2013 #34
Union Scribe Aug 2013 #17
Autumn Aug 2013 #23
Warren Stupidity Aug 2013 #29
Democracyinkind Aug 2013 #30
Whisp Aug 2013 #32
Democracyinkind Aug 2013 #33
Whisp Aug 2013 #36
Democracyinkind Aug 2013 #38
Turborama Aug 2013 #35
Democracyinkind Aug 2013 #37
Whisp Aug 2013 #39
Democracyinkind Aug 2013 #40
Turborama Aug 2013 #42
Democracyinkind Aug 2013 #43
Skidmore Aug 2013 #49
jsr Aug 2013 #20
Segami Aug 2013 #22
MNBrewer Aug 2013 #25
cali Aug 2013 #31
FSogol Aug 2013 #44
LondonReign2 Aug 2013 #45
Safetykitten Aug 2013 #46

Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:50 PM

1. Whatever happened to the Duzzys?

I miss them.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:52 PM

2. How Old Elm Tree of you.

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Response to tridim (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:55 PM

4. i smell wood chips,for some reason...

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Response to dionysus (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:54 AM

41. woodchips and hair burning.

 

maybe we can bottle it and sell it at a premium price and call it Obsession. Might be trademark conflicts tho. lol

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Response to tridim (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 01:25 AM

27. Nailed it...



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 08:37 AM

47. "It's not something I want to encourage, no

 

I would alert on such behavior when I am aware
of it, and if I were on a jury I would vote to hide it.

I'd say it's pretty presumptuous for any DUer
(other than myself) to claim to know who are
sockpuppets and who are previously banned
people. I think that Sid needs to spend more of
his time discussing issues and less of his time
focusing on stuff like this."

-Skinner

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12592693

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Reply #47)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 08:51 AM

48. Hit a nerve, did I?...nt

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #48)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 09:03 AM

50. No.

 

I think it's funny.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Reply #50)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 09:19 AM

53. Hahahahahaha....

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:54 PM

3. Oh my WORD.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:57 PM

5. Yeah, he is having peas forced right down his throat.

How will he put his girls through school?

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:58 PM

6. self-abuse by the look of it

hey, look--they got out of the kitchen!

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:58 PM

7. Oh no! Obama's under attack?!

He'll be okay right? Please tell me he'll be okay!

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:59 PM

8. This is the BOG.

Yikes.

I like Obama. I voted for him twice and don't regret either vote, nor all the damn money and time. But I don't freaking worship him. When he's wrong, he's wrong.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:59 PM

9. Oh. Well that's a pretty stupid thought.

Obama was elected with great hope that he would show that the US was NOT what it had seemed to be under Bush.

It was, for many of us, our way of saying "Look! We are not Bush! He was not us! Our values are different! Show the world too! We want change! Real change!"

It was with hope and optimism that Obama was elected.

It is with profound disappointment that he is being criticized.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:04 PM

10. i voted for Romney

to protect Obama from all the abuse.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:22 PM

12. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice.




You made me spit water all over my laptop

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Response to Enrique (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:40 PM

13. LOL nt

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Response to Enrique (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:59 PM

14. Bwah!

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:17 PM

11. I'm saluting while belting out "I Don't Know How to Love Him."

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:20 AM

19. Betcha lots of younger DUers don't get the reference.

Takes me back.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:30 AM

21. I was in elementary school...

and remember the album from the *cool* parents in the 'hood. Come to think of it, that's where I first saw a copy of "Our Body, Ourselves."

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:44 AM

24. I still have that on CD.

I used to have the vinyl double album.

Look at all my trials and tribulations
Sinking in a gentle pool of wine
Don't disturb me now, I can see the answers
Till this evening is this morning life is fine

Always hoped that I'd be an apostle
Knew that I could make it if I tried
Then when we retire we can write the gospels
So they'll still talk about us when we've died.

That part always stuck in my head.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 09:11 AM

51. Do you take requests? -

Like, "I Will Follow Him"?

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 09:15 AM

52. LOL Doing that musical in a few weeks.

Now THIS is what I will think of when we do that number. That and the fact that when I got my music and came to Pilate's pieces without thinking my mind went to the exercise pilates and that is where it has stayed. A friend of mine is singing that part and I now call him that.

So now when that beautiful song comes up I will think of BO and HIS worshipers. Great Only to be taken down by pilates, cramping?

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:10 AM

15. OMG. LOL

 

That place has lots its rabbit ass mind.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:13 AM

16. Has any other group banned 101 people?

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Response to rug (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:19 AM

18. I think we need to find them some help

 

before they barricade the door, dress in the same track suits and drink the hemlock.


Creeeeeeeeeeepeeeeeeee!!!!!

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Response to rug (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 02:09 AM

28. Doubtful.

Unless I'm mistaken, they banned me from posting there just today. Apparently they don't like it when they get called on their ridiculous cheerleader-esque antics.

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Response to Oakenshield (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:41 AM

34. sis boom bah!

 

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:13 AM

17. They're up to 102 blocked DUers. Lol.

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:44 AM

23. I wonder how high that number could go. 500, 1000

I had never noticed that before. That's sad, in a funny way.

Blocking a poster:

We hope this never has to be used. We'd rather not have to block anyone. But, in case we have to, blocking is not the same as banning from DU, which banned the member from the entire site. Not so here.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:28 AM

29. Up to 104 now.

Bonobo just got booted after accidentally posting there and then being explicitly told to fuck off by pretzel warrior.

Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/110214504#post73

They appear to relish their beleaguered status.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:28 AM

30. They block anyone that doesn't cheerlead or agree 100%

Most of those 101 blocked people are folks who had no idea that they were posting in BOG and were in no way " disruptive. It's positively fascist how they ban and gloat over banning. I wish BOG wpuld not show up in greatest threads and such so it could just be ignored.

KEEP BOG OFF THE GREATEST PAGE!

The way it functions now is they just goad critical posters with ridiculous posts only in order to ban them when they reply so they can then high-five themselves and be shocked about the "hate" against Obama.

In all my life, this is the most fascist thing I have witnessed outside of history books. Positively scary to me.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #30)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:37 AM

32. o, you poor thang!

 

you have acres and acres to roam and spew your frothing Obama hate, but it galls you there is a tiny space where you can't or your ass will be grass.

must keep you up at night!

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Response to Whisp (Reply #32)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:41 AM

33. As if I ever spewed hate against Obama, the president I proudly voted for.

You are a prime example of the fascist mindset I was referring to.

I'm not cheerleading so I must be the enemy!!

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #33)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:46 AM

36. if I am a fascist, who are you?

 

Bambi? Poor misunderstood, downtrodden baby deer that can't go eatin in the BOG patch

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Response to Whisp (Reply #36)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:48 AM

38. Case in point.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #30)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:45 AM

35. The actions of some posters on an internet discussion board

...is the most fascist thing you have witnessed outside of history books?

Wow!

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Response to Turborama (Reply #35)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:47 AM

37. Yes. I've never witnessed such group behaviors outside of the internet.

I have seen governmental actions and such that sure fits the label better, but concerning the groupthink thing this is actually as exemplary as my personal experience gets.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #37)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:51 AM

39. o my, you have led such a sheltered life that the BOG is such a Threat to you!

 

you better call somebody, quick! maybe Congress. RIGHT FUCkING NOWWWWW111!!!!

<----- there aren't enough of these in the universe for you.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #39)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:53 AM

40. Case in point.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #37)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 07:05 AM

42. You said outside of history books, not outside of the internet

And fascist, not just groupthink.

That's what amazed me.

Regardless, even inside the internet there are sites like Freereupublic and Conservative Cave which are much worse examples of groupthink and infinitely more fascistic. Other places to check out are the comments sections under any article on Fox's website, or the UK's Daily Mail. How anyone can think the Barack Obama Group - a "safe haven" on Democratic Underground for supporters of President Obama - is worse than any of those is beyond me.

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Response to Turborama (Reply #42)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 07:13 AM

43. I agree that all those places are worse, no doubt.

Also, I used to post on boards about conspiracies and argued holocaust deniers, and that was way worse, no doubt about it.

I should therefore further qualify my statement by saying that the shock comes from finding it on such a forum as DU. I don't frequent FR and the rest so the baseline on which I am arguing here is not "the worst on the internet". If people took my post as saying that the BOG is the most fascist place on the whole internet then I'm sorry. That wasn't my point. But among boards that I consider "friendly", I have never seem anything like it. The slightest, unpersonal criticism can generate the most personal attacks.

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #43)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 08:59 AM

49. I have n.ews for you.

DU, particularly GD, is awash with conspiracy theories and magical thinking these days.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:23 AM

20. And peace purists are such racists

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:35 AM

22. LOL!

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:52 AM

25. That's quite the echo chamber they've got over there.

I'm proud to be blocked member #4.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 06:32 AM

31. well, that's ridiculous- but of course it comes from the insular BOG

supporting terrible policies is not something anyone should do in order to "support" the President.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 07:15 AM

44. Huh? Did I wander into a cave or old tree?

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 07:57 AM

45. Delusional

There are actually people there that think DU supports Sarah Palin and Louie Gohmert?

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 08:01 AM

46. Wildly entertaining and always surprising BOG.

 

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