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Catrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 11:50 PM
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25. So, because one person has an avatar you find objectionable
the whole idea of telling our representatives what we think, becomes invalid?

As for this you say you don't support 'shooting in the streets anyone who manages to make a profit' as if all 80,000 DU members and who knows how many lurkers, are of the opinion that this is a good idea? Maybe you like George Bush's idea better, 'shoot in the streets anyone whose country is oil rich so that HIS buddies can make a profit'?

Your point that ordinary people are delusional if they think their representatives gave a damn about what they think (and most people who post here ARE ordinary people, btw) might have been well taken, had not chosen to paint with a broad brush everyone who posts here as some kind of rabid revolutionary, an erroneous charge to say the least, in order to MAKE your point.

I happen to agree with you. Our government cares not one bit what we think, which is why I also agree with the OP. They ought to care, and anyway we can get their attention, considering we hired them, and pay their salaries, I'm willing to consider ~ your dismissive attitude suggests either that you're willing to accept being ignored by your employees, or you revere the so much, you don't expect them to work for you. Or maybe I misread you.

As for 'bashing' Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, or Bill Maher? If disagreeing with the positions they hold is 'bashing' then so be it. We're supposed to do that, especially when the decisions they make affect OUR lives and those of our children, don't you think? Bill Maher is an entertainer. He chose to be a public figure, I'm sure, considering the money he makes, he understands that every once in a while, someone will criticize him.

And you must have missed the posts that listed the representatives who actually have posted here. So, while you may dismiss the suggestion made by the OP, others may disagree with you. DU has been mentioned on several radio shows over the past week, eg. I heard about it after doing a search on for information on a topic I was interested in and found it to be a fountain of information, which is why I am still here. To learn, to understand and to find out what thousands of people across the country are thinking.

I think you should relax. You're entitled to your opinion, even if you are wrong ~ and if the Bush administration considers boards like DU worthy of spying on, which they apparently do, that sort of makes you wrong, doesn't it? I guess we're more important than you thought ~ :-)

To the OP, I think it's a great idea ~ Barbara Boxer didn't think the people who post here were not worth listening to, as I recall. The power of numbers is an amazing thing ~ and DU reaches large numbers of people, as do other boards. Combined they may very well reach more than the media at this point in time. Rupert Murdoch believes his newspapers are failing because of boards like this. And he should know. So, I would not be so quick to dismiss an idea until its been tried.
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  -DU needs a new forum just for lurking legislators! Atman  Jan-10-06 12:53 AM   #0 
  - What make you think legislators or staffers are reading DU?  napi21   Jan-10-06 01:04 AM   #1 
  - Senator Feingold said he has staffers reading  shraby   Jan-10-06 01:07 AM   #3 
     - John Conyers signed up not that long ago.  Midlodemocrat   Jan-10-06 08:36 AM   #19 
     - ummm John Kerry is not married to Elizabeth  Sydnie   Jan-10-06 11:21 PM   #23 
     - I had written John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth  shraby   Jan-11-06 02:32 AM   #28 
     - Feingold staffer, out yourself!  yurbud   Jan-10-06 11:52 PM   #26 
  - That's actually a great idea  leftstreet   Jan-10-06 01:06 AM   #2 
  - do as I do  buddyhollysghost   Jan-10-06 01:08 AM   #4 
  - mail it to them  notadmblnd   Jan-10-06 02:13 AM   #5 
  - You're kidding right?  JNelson6563   Jan-10-06 04:56 AM   #6 
  - "I marvel at how important some DUers think DU is in the real world."  NorthELiberal   Jan-10-06 05:14 AM   #7 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-10-06 05:29 AM   #8 
     - A low post count......  NorthELiberal   Jan-10-06 05:45 AM   #9 
        - Who said anything about following the consensus here?  Atman   Jan-10-06 06:24 AM   #10 
           - Dude...... you gotta calm down a little........ unless you have  NorthELiberal   Jan-10-06 06:30 AM   #12 
              - I have no need to "calm down."  Atman   Jan-10-06 07:14 AM   #13 
              - What was it exactly that bothered you about what I said?  NorthELiberal   Jan-10-06 11:13 PM   #22 
                 - So, because one person has an avatar you find objectionable  Catrina   Jan-10-06 11:50 PM   #25 
                    - One person? AHAHAHAHAHAHA  NorthELiberal   Jan-11-06 04:40 AM   #29 
                       - BY THE WAY........... IF THERE ARE ANY LURKING LEGISLATORS OUT THERE......  NorthELiberal   Jan-11-06 04:55 AM   #30 
                       - maybe..  annabanana   Jan-11-06 05:05 AM   #31 
                          - Maybe they are informed......  NorthELiberal   Jan-11-06 05:21 AM   #34 
                             - or maybe not  annabanana   Jan-11-06 05:23 AM   #36 
              - It's His Thread... So Expect Him to "Butt in" (nt)  stepnw1f   Jan-10-06 08:42 AM   #20 
  - Hey, no shit!  Atman   Jan-10-06 06:26 AM   #11 
  - Mea Culpa  JNelson6563   Jan-10-06 07:47 AM   #17 
     - Sorry for jumping on you  Atman   Jan-10-06 08:08 AM   #18 
        - It's all good  JNelson6563   Jan-10-06 09:17 AM   #21 
  - Interns, perhaps?  Nobody   Jan-10-06 07:17 AM   #14 
  - Isn't there one already?  insane_cratic_gal   Jan-10-06 07:32 AM   #15 
  - For that matter, perhaps they need look no further than the Greatest page  Atman   Jan-10-06 07:46 AM   #16 
  - isn't that what the 'greatest' section is for?  kineta   Jan-10-06 11:28 PM   #24 
  - This is not the only Democratic affiliated website...  6th Borough   Jan-10-06 11:59 PM   #27 
  - ATT: JOE BIDEN STAFFERS....... IF YOU ARE HERE LURKING.......  NorthELiberal   Jan-11-06 05:16 AM   #32 
     - oh, and tell him  annabanana   Jan-11-06 05:18 AM   #33 
     - I didn't say he was perfect........  NorthELiberal   Jan-11-06 05:22 AM   #35 
        - potential, sure..  annabanana   Jan-11-06 05:23 AM   #37 
           - Not everyone reads long threads.........  NorthELiberal   Jan-11-06 05:27 AM   #38 
     - people in real life don't know him, and those that do know him are  yurbud   Jan-11-06 10:55 AM   #39 

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