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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-15-07 03:49 PM
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16. This should apply equally to state/region bashing
Which is occurring right now on GD, again, for the ~8,000th time.

If there's one thing I have never understood, it's the readiness to believe that entire states/regions/countries march in lockstep with a perceived notion, right or wrong, about their politics, and that they therefore all deserve (insert horrible fate or ridiculous reputation here). That's a form of prejudice I would hope we can rise above here.

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  -An End to Bigotry on DU CT_Progressive  Oct-15-07 03:23 PM   #0 
  - ...  OzarkDem   Oct-15-07 03:25 PM   #1 
  - 2....  0007   Oct-15-07 03:32 PM   #7 
  - Humans have a natural need to treat others with hatred and intolerance  bryant69   Oct-15-07 03:29 PM   #2 
  - I fear you're right.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 03:30 PM   #4 
  - So, If someone laughs at some made-up monkey business  King Coal   Oct-15-07 03:37 PM   #10 
  - Well I'd say no - it's not ok to call them a liar, unless of course they tell some lies  bryant69   Oct-15-07 03:47 PM   #15 
  - Did Joseph Smith tell any lies? If so, call him a liar.  King Coal   Oct-15-07 04:01 PM   #19 
     - Oh, Good comeback.  bryant69   Oct-15-07 06:43 PM   #49 
        - Truth hurts, eh? Answer t;he question and quit changing the subject.  King Coal   Oct-16-07 03:59 PM   #97 
           - OK I believe Joseph Smith to be a prophet of God and not a Liar  bryant69   Oct-16-07 04:17 PM   #98 
              - Yep, I would say that answers a whole lot of questions.  King Coal   Oct-16-07 04:43 PM   #101 
                 - And there it is. A polite poster adds "n/t" incidentally. n/t  bryant69   Oct-16-07 04:45 PM   #102 
                    - Is there no end to your how much of a baby you can be?  King Coal   Oct-16-07 04:57 PM   #104 
                       - What a sad little person you are. n/t  bryant69   Oct-16-07 05:04 PM   #107 
                          - Yep. I have to believe in made-up stuff I'm so sad. LOL!  King Coal   Oct-16-07 05:12 PM   #108 
  - I'd suggesting kicking your own tires first  melody   Oct-15-07 04:46 PM   #44 
  - BULL. SHIT. You are trained to see and react to differences between people, not the similarities.  Blashyrkh   Oct-16-07 09:20 PM   #111 
  - we should make a rule covering every post: no generalizations.  maxsolomon   Oct-15-07 03:30 PM   #3 
  - Maybe you're right.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 03:31 PM   #5 
  - Your post is a generalization  bamalib   Oct-15-07 08:24 PM   #62 
  - ya think?  maxsolomon   Oct-16-07 10:43 AM   #96 
  - Intolerance will not be tolerated.  DuStrange   Oct-16-07 09:07 PM   #110 
  - I hate all bigots!  TheDoorbellRang   Oct-16-07 12:23 AM   #92 
  - RUN, AL, RUN!!! (nt)  Kurovski   Oct-15-07 03:32 PM   #6 
  - Your response is off...uh...oh hell, RUN, AL RUN!!  bleever   Oct-15-07 10:29 PM   #84 
     - I'm confused. Are you saying that you'd like it if  Kurovski   Oct-16-07 08:38 PM   #109 
  - You don't like the way DU is moderated; somehow that adds up to "bigotry".  dicksteele   Oct-15-07 03:34 PM   #8 
  - I agree but conversely, is it not equal bigotry to imply that those Dems  saracat   Oct-15-07 03:35 PM   #9 
  - I agree, but blaming of the many for the actions of a few is not criticism  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 03:37 PM   #11 
  - I personally agree with differentiation between individual members and the broader interpetation but  saracat   Oct-15-07 04:05 PM   #21 
     - You have a very good point I hadn't considered.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 04:08 PM   #25 
        - When people say they are mad at "democrats" or congress, it doesn't mean  robinlynne   Oct-15-07 11:52 PM   #91 
  - Big Tent is anathema to the DLC  OzarkDem   Oct-15-07 04:07 PM   #24 
  - but we can still generalize all we want about republicans right?  tandem5   Oct-15-07 03:38 PM   #12 
  - by this definition well over half  thebighart   Oct-15-07 03:44 PM   #13 
  - What if you're right? Should we ignore it just because its such a large percentage?  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 03:45 PM   #14 
     - not defeatist,  thebighart   Oct-15-07 04:01 PM   #18 
        - I totally agree with you.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 04:04 PM   #20 
           - I suppose the end-game is the important point to consider.  thebighart   Oct-15-07 04:13 PM   #29 
              - I dont think we have to live with such extremes.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 04:17 PM   #31 
                 - I tend to be one who would rather err to the side  thebighart   Oct-15-07 04:28 PM   #38 
  - All mass produced beer stinks!  Bluzmann57   Oct-15-07 03:49 PM   # 
  - This should apply equally to state/region bashing  IDemo   Oct-15-07 03:49 PM   #16 
  - Well there are many people on Du attempting to get these people to view  AuntPatsy   Oct-15-07 04:00 PM   #17 
  - No. You don't get to determine the language everyone has to use.  porphyrian   Oct-15-07 04:06 PM   #22 
  - If you think that's true, make a new thread advocating a Green for President  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 04:08 PM   #26 
     - You didn't make that rule, the owners of DU did.  porphyrian   Oct-15-07 04:15 PM   #30 
        - I think you don't understand the post.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 04:18 PM   #32 
           - You don't understand what I've written.  porphyrian   Oct-15-07 04:27 PM   #37 
              - Why do you think that I am trying to control other posters?  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 04:31 PM   #39 
                 - You aren't even aware of your own actions then.  porphyrian   Oct-15-07 04:41 PM   #42 
                    - So you disagree with the rules of DU prohibiting certain speech?  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 05:52 PM   #46 
                       - No, I disagree with your trying to prohibit certain speech.  porphyrian   Oct-15-07 07:33 PM   #58 
                          - I see, so basically you're against people expressing their opinion.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 09:03 PM   #63 
                             - No, you are having comprehension problems.  porphyrian   Oct-16-07 08:39 AM   #95 
  - Aaahhhhhhh shaaaaaddddaaaap  alcibiades_mystery   Oct-15-07 04:07 PM   #23 
  - Isn't this something you should take up  BlackVelvet04   Oct-15-07 04:09 PM   #27 
  - I'd rather talk about it with the great people of DU first.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 04:10 PM   #28 
  - That's an absolutel APPALLING definition of bigotry. NT  baby_mouse   Oct-15-07 04:19 PM   #33 
  - Please direct your complaint to Mirriam-Webster. Thanks! (nt)  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 04:20 PM   #34 
  - I might. It's crap. NT  baby_mouse   Oct-16-07 02:31 AM   #94 
  - it is very broad and general isn't it.  thebighart   Oct-15-07 04:32 PM   #40 
  - How about  ...of J.Temperance   Oct-15-07 04:21 PM   #35 
  - Thanks, OJT.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 04:24 PM   #36 
  - No problem :)  ...of J.Temperance   Oct-15-07 04:37 PM   #41 
  - I'd much rather you guys stayed around the big forums.  Sparkly   Oct-15-07 09:11 PM   #66 
  - That's not bigotry -- Democrats are not structurally a "political group" - we self-select  melody   Oct-15-07 04:44 PM   #43 
  - That's a really silly distortion of the word "bigot"  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-15-07 04:51 PM   #45 
  - and to think, I clicked on this thread thinking it would be about real bigotry  fishwax   Oct-15-07 07:21 PM   #54 
  - I believe the definition comes straight from  Kajsa   Oct-16-07 04:56 PM   #103 
  - Does that include bashing particular religious groups  undeterred   Oct-15-07 05:56 PM   #47 
  - Christians of all demoninations are regularly bashed here  Mutineer   Oct-15-07 07:38 PM   #60 
     - aww..you poor poor victimized majority religion..  ruiner4u   Oct-15-07 11:35 PM   #90 
     - Yes.  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-16-07 04:59 PM   #105 
  - Anyone not part of the solution is part of the problem.  Orsino   Oct-15-07 06:20 PM   #48 
  - Equating a comment like "The Dems are Spineless" with bigotry is just BS  fishwax   Oct-15-07 07:00 PM   #50 
  - Wow. You make bigotry sound so .... trivial.  TahitiNut   Oct-15-07 07:03 PM   #51 
  - trivial  fishwax   Oct-15-07 07:11 PM   #52 
  - Since you are new here I find it difficult to listen to this complaint.  Swamp Rat   Oct-15-07 07:18 PM   #53 
  - I have been here a few years. 6 in fact.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 07:24 PM   #56 
     - "So, does my post now magically become valid?" - No.  Swamp Rat   Oct-15-07 07:36 PM   #59 
        - You implied that my suggestion was invalid due to my lack of time here at DU.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 09:07 PM   #65 
           - I already told you my opinion, but I will repeat it: The rules are fine they way they are.  Swamp Rat   Oct-15-07 09:17 PM   #71 
              - OK, so your position is bigotry and broad-brushed attacks against the Dem Party is ok.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 09:46 PM   #73 
                 - "You vote for bigotry." - Calling a DUer a bigot is against the rules.  Swamp Rat   Oct-15-07 10:00 PM   # 
                    - Seems I am - my suggestion in the OP is already a rule here at DU.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 10:01 PM   #80 
                       - You should apologize for calling me a bigot. n/t  Swamp Rat   Oct-15-07 10:03 PM   #81 
                          - I dont feel that I did, but if you were insulted, then I'm sorry for my comments.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 10:05 PM   #82 
  - only as long as we are still able to call a spade a spade.  aikoaiko   Oct-15-07 07:23 PM   #55 
  - Agreed.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 07:25 PM   #57 
  - Wow, I thought this thread might be meaningful from the title, but it turns out nope.  Katherine Brengle   Oct-15-07 07:41 PM   #61 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-15-07 09:05 PM   #64 
  - How 'bout when they assume all Southerners vote for Republicans?  Clark2008   Oct-15-07 09:12 PM   #67 
  - I agree its bigotry. But I am trying to be careful not to infringe on free speech too much.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 09:14 PM   #69 
  - I think that's already in the rules....  Sparkly   Oct-15-07 09:13 PM   #68 
  - Hmmm, I see. Well, maybe I should re-word my request then.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 09:15 PM   #70 
     - Yes.  Sparkly   Oct-15-07 09:17 PM   # 
  - That is completely idiotic.  dorkulon   Oct-15-07 09:17 PM   #72 
  - Actually it appears my suggestion is already a rule here at DU.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 09:47 PM   #74 
     - I don't see anything in there about bigotry.  dorkulon   Oct-15-07 09:55 PM   #75 
        - Actually, not realizing that its bigory is what's idiotic.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 09:56 PM   #77 
           - Is it bigotry when I say, "Republicans are ignorant, violent authoritarians?"  dorkulon   Oct-15-07 09:59 PM   #78 
              - It is bigotry in both cases. One is illegal on DU, the other is allowed.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 10:00 PM   #79 
                 - So then isn't your OP bigoted against freepers?  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-16-07 05:00 PM   #106 
  - I apologize for not being more thorough reading the current rules. My suggestion is already a rule.  CT_Progressive   Oct-15-07 09:56 PM   #76 
  - Bigotry???  Elrond Hubbard   Oct-15-07 10:17 PM   #83 
  - I'm bigoted against horsecrap hitting the Greatest Page.  Kurovski   Oct-15-07 10:33 PM   #85 
  - Calling Out DLCers Is Not Bigotry - It Is Truthful Recognition Of The Opposition  lostnotforgotten   Oct-15-07 10:51 PM   #86 
  - And not just any opposition. They're fake Democrats.  Gregorian   Oct-15-07 10:54 PM   #87 
  - Geez. From your title I thought you were posting something  ThomCat   Oct-15-07 10:59 PM   #88 
  - Comparing anonymous negativity towards a political party  motocicleta   Oct-15-07 11:14 PM   #89 
  - You're right!  bvar22   Oct-16-07 01:02 AM   #93 
  - I agree we need to cleanse our nation of the bigots  AngryAmish   Oct-16-07 04:18 PM   #99 
  - Telling folks they "should" not do something....  RiverStone   Oct-16-07 04:24 PM   #100 
 

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