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Response to Reply #86
96. Really? it's just like that, huh?

Everyone has a right to have their every thought on the "Greatest Page"?
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  -RIP: Critical Thought on DU FLAprogressive  Jul-09-09 02:10 PM   #0 
  - Ah, Thought, we hardly knew ye.  FiveGoodMen   Jul-09-09 02:12 PM   #1 
  - Huh?  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Jul-09-09 02:13 PM   #2 
  - Hopefully you will be wrong  el_bryanto   Jul-09-09 02:13 PM   #3 
  - I usually ignore the Rec voting anyway  Mari333   Jul-09-09 02:14 PM   #4 
  - +1  Just Saying   Jul-09-09 02:18 PM   #16 
  - i like sunshine puppies and rainbows don't you?  county worker   Jul-09-09 02:14 PM   #5 
  - I am thinking critical thoughts right now  hfojvt   Jul-09-09 02:14 PM   #6 
  - The "Greatest Page" will be filled with threads that represent the majority of DU opinion  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:14 PM   #7 
  - Silence the minority. Now that's Democracy! (TM)  FLAprogressive   Jul-09-09 02:16 PM   #10 
  - In what way are you "silenced"? We're all reading your thread.....  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:18 PM   #17 
  - No, not "silence"--simply "refuse to elect"--that IS how democracy works.  MADem   Jul-09-09 03:32 PM   #110 
     - Ah! I've been waiting to see one of your posts!  Bluenorthwest   Jul-09-09 03:48 PM   #126 
        - Wow, that was profoundly childish of you. Knock yourself out, though.  MADem   Jul-09-09 03:58 PM   #127 
  - Your example is non-sensical  el_bryanto   Jul-09-09 02:21 PM   #23 
  - In case of emergency break glass and supplant "opinion" with 'mindset', I've found that helpful  bridgit   Jul-09-09 02:25 PM   # 
  - Sure, it'll be like the ongoing bulletin board for cheerleader tryouts  bridgit   Jul-09-09 02:22 PM   #27 
  - Only if the majority of DUers are cheerleaders.... the reverse happens if the majority of DUers are  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:25 PM   #37 
  - I'd be willing to bet you dollars to donuts that there's a percentile of threads...  bridgit   Jul-09-09 02:37 PM   #58 
  - Did you ever look at the "Greatest Page" in the past couple months?  Zynx   Jul-09-09 03:19 PM   #100 
     - I'm say'n, friend, you know what *I'm* say'n  bridgit   Jul-10-09 12:30 AM   #139 
  - Hear, hear!!! nt  MADem   Jul-09-09 03:28 PM   #106 
  - Do you think that expressing the view of mainstream DU  noamnety   Jul-09-09 04:22 PM   #128 
  - I never even look at the Greatest Page. It's really not the end all and be all for everyone. n/t  gkhouston   Jul-09-09 02:15 PM   #8 
  - Glad I'm not the only one.  Tansy_Gold   Jul-09-09 02:25 PM   #35 
  - Same here. nt  City Lights   Jul-09-09 02:31 PM   #53 
  - One thing that will happen...  niceypoo   Jul-09-09 02:15 PM   #9 
  - As long as proponent groups outnumber opposing ones, it will work...  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:17 PM   #14 
  - How is your "critical thought" thread being mis-treated?  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:16 PM   #11 
  - For years this is something that many people have asked for, and finally we got it  WI_DEM   Jul-09-09 02:17 PM   #12 
  - Some of you all take this "chat room" waaaay toooo serious.  MNDemNY   Jul-09-09 02:17 PM   #13 
  - Yep. nt  sufrommich   Jul-09-09 02:19 PM   #19 
  - Must be nice not to have any "real" worries.  MNDemNY   Jul-09-09 02:20 PM   # 
     - I have a family member who creates drama to replace  sufrommich   Jul-09-09 02:22 PM   #28 
        - Do people really think...  MNDemNY   Jul-09-09 02:26 PM   #41 
           - How do I know you're not just a very creative  sufrommich   Jul-09-09 02:30 PM   #52 
              - You caught me!!  MNDemNY   Jul-09-09 02:31 PM   #54 
  - No, but I take adverbs seriously.  Ignis   Jul-10-09 12:00 PM   #160 
  - It's called the DU virus  Hutzpa   Jul-10-09 12:14 PM   #163 
  - OK.  Maru Kitteh   Jul-09-09 02:18 PM   # 
  - But hyperbole is alive and well, I see.  reflection   Jul-09-09 02:18 PM   #15 
  - But the OP is not on the Greatest Page! Therefore he's being SILENCED!  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:19 PM   #20 
  - Mindless pep rallies are so boring zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. nt  polichick   Jul-09-09 02:18 PM   #18 
  - Yes a discussion board that tests ideas by seeing if people support it  grantcart   Jul-09-09 02:19 PM   #21 
  - Yep. We're all Stepford Wives now. Call it the Stepford Rule.  BuyingThyme   Jul-09-09 02:20 PM   #22 
  - Okay, calling us a bunch of Stepford Wives sounds like  gkhouston   Jul-09-09 02:23 PM   #32 
  - Stepford Drones?  BuyingThyme   Jul-09-09 02:24 PM   #33 
     - snort. Better, I suppose. Now I'm thinking of Charlie Brown's teacher. n/t  gkhouston   Jul-09-09 02:25 PM   #40 
  - And what happens if the majority of DUers DISapprove of Obama?  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:27 PM   #46 
  - The only people this pisses off are the people who respect minority views & out-of-the box thinking.  BuyingThyme   Jul-09-09 02:29 PM   #50 
  - the DLCers get what they want yet again. The left silenced.  FLAprogressive   Jul-09-09 02:38 PM   #61 
     - You're sure making a lot of posts for someone who's been "silenced"  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:44 PM   #69 
  - Unrecommend would quietly disappear.  Vidar   Jul-09-09 03:32 PM   #109 
  - Before we could only show approval.  rucky   Jul-09-09 04:27 PM   #130 
     - How 'bout an Un-Greatest Threads Forum?  BuyingThyme   Jul-09-09 07:41 PM   #133 
  - "the truth" as defined by whoever the poster is.  Cant trust em   Jul-09-09 02:21 PM   #24 
  - !  Kaleko   Jul-09-09 02:28 PM   #47 
  - +1  hileeopnyn8d   Jul-09-09 02:34 PM   #57 
  - yeah -- it makes every thread here the equivalent of an online poll  villager   Jul-09-09 02:21 PM   #25 
  - I'm still trying to figure out how this will bring us together. n/t  Mojambo   Jul-09-09 02:23 PM   #30 
  - I have placed an experimental "Sunshine, Puppy Dog, and Rainbow Thread" on GD...  Bicoastal   Jul-09-09 02:21 PM   #26 
  - I think there are as many bashers as there are cheerleaders  Still Sensible   Jul-09-09 02:22 PM   #29 
  - I don't think even constructive criticism posts will survive  Mojambo   Jul-09-09 02:25 PM   #38 
     - they will not....because the cheerleaders consider any criticism "bashing".  FLAprogressive   Jul-09-09 02:26 PM   #44 
  - Oh my god ...  RoyGBiv   Jul-09-09 02:23 PM   #31 
  - That's all the Greatest Page is now. Cheerleader threads, bashing threads...  jobycom   Jul-09-09 02:24 PM   #34 
  - the great thing about a broad brush attack is that nobody knows who is being singled out  CreekDog   Jul-09-09 02:25 PM   #36 
  - Yep, the DLCers & DINOS are having a field day with it.  earth mom   Jul-09-09 02:25 PM   #39 
  - Only if the "DLCers and DINOS" represent a majority of DUers  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:29 PM   #49 
     - DLCers & DINOS have just been given full reign to chase the rest of us lefties out of dodge.  earth mom   Jul-09-09 02:37 PM   #59 
        - If you think DLCers and DINOS have taken "full reign" of DU, you haven't been reading this place  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:38 PM   #62 
        - You obviously haven't been paying attention if you don't see the DLC & DINOS in action around here.  earth mom   Jul-09-09 02:47 PM   #76 
           - you know what they say: "a skunk can't smell its own stink"  FLAprogressive   Jul-09-09 02:48 PM   #79 
              - ding  fascisthunter   Jul-10-09 05:29 PM   #178 
        - How?  RoyGBiv   Jul-09-09 02:40 PM   #64 
           - They can't answer it.... it's over-the-top poutrage  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:43 PM   #68 
           - I did answer it but you obviously love having the opportunity to stir shit up.  earth mom   Jul-09-09 02:46 PM   #72 
           - Recommending a thread is a way for peoples voices to be heard.  earth mom   Jul-09-09 02:45 PM   #70 
           - By definition, they CAN'T erase what a MAJORITY thinks  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:48 PM   #78 
           - They can if they have enough of a cabal to do their dirty work.  earth mom   Jul-09-09 02:57 PM   #87 
              - Would they have been able to get a pro-Dixie Chicks thread off the greatest page of ?  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 03:14 PM   #93 
           - Why do you have to explain it?  RoyGBiv   Jul-09-09 03:08 PM   #89 
           - It doesn't, but that's why you're being ignored. You're making sense, see? nt  MADem   Jul-09-09 03:38 PM   #114 
  - I tried to unrecommend your post, and it did not go negative.  TWiley   Jul-09-09 02:26 PM   #42 
  - It will work itself out  LaurenG   Jul-09-09 02:26 PM   #43 
  - Irony is when people whining about "critical thought" can't stand criticism.  BlooInBloo   Jul-09-09 02:26 PM   #45 
  - I can't stand that there will no longer be a diversity of viewpoint  FLAprogressive   Jul-09-09 02:28 PM   #48 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-09-09 02:30 PM   #51 
  - hahahah! Please stop! Allowing BOTH sides to vote is the very definition of diversity...  BlooInBloo   Jul-09-09 02:32 PM   #55 
     - The only people upset with this are those that tend to be CONTRARIAN to most DUers  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:37 PM   #60 
        - That's the gripe, in a nutshell! Well done! Very succinctly put! nt  MADem   Jul-09-09 03:42 PM   #117 
        - That's the gripe, in a nutshell! Well done! Very succinctly put! nt  MADem   Jul-09-09 03:42 PM   #118 
  - Fucking word dude that's it!  bridgit   Jul-09-09 02:40 PM   #63 
  - If I could recommend a single post, I'd "rec" yours! +1!!!! nt  MADem   Jul-09-09 03:40 PM   #116 
  - ROFL  snooper2   Jul-09-09 02:34 PM   #56 
  - I'm curious to see, after 24 hours,  noamnety   Jul-09-09 02:42 PM   #65 
  - Can we also have a "Shittiest Page"? n/t  Common Sense Party   Jul-09-09 02:42 PM   #66 
  - Optimism sucks, doesn't it?  Rob Gregory Browne   Jul-09-09 02:42 PM   #67 
  - I See It The Other Way Around  otohara   Jul-09-09 02:45 PM   #71 
  - so what you're saying is you're tired of objectivity from the left  FLAprogressive   Jul-09-09 02:47 PM   #75 
     - Hmmm....  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 02:50 PM   #82 
     - No But ...  otohara   Jul-09-09 03:10 PM   #90 
     - I see very little objectivity on these forums  Rob Gregory Browne   Jul-09-09 04:29 PM   #131 
  - Simple solution is to get rid of both the recommend and unrecommend options.  WI_DEM   Jul-09-09 02:46 PM   #73 
  - Good idea - what kind of reader chooses threads because of recs anyway?? nt  polichick   Jul-09-09 02:50 PM   #84 
  - I support this idea. n/t  Mojambo   Jul-09-09 03:29 PM   #107 
  - "Unrecommending" something is not the same as silencing the thought, so...  Bonobo   Jul-09-09 02:47 PM   #74 
  - Are you seriuos?! Unrecommending IS silencing dissent! WTF!  earth mom   Jul-09-09 02:50 PM   #85 
     - It's like the free speech pens at national conventions  noamnety   Jul-09-09 02:52 PM   #86 
     - Really? it's just like that, huh?  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 03:16 PM   #96 
        - strawman. (nt)  noamnety   Jul-09-09 03:26 PM   #103 
           - Actually, your post about "free speech pens" represents a strawman argument...  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 03:31 PM   #108 
     - How come I can still see your messages then?  anigbrowl   Jul-10-09 01:02 AM   #145 
  - So you can't think without a cheerleading squad to back you up?  gratuitous   Jul-09-09 02:48 PM   #77 
  - That the unrec function was even deemed necessary is interesting.  timeforpeace   Jul-09-09 02:49 PM   #80 
  - obviously the chris crocker cheerleaders were tired of seeing anything remotely objective  FLAprogressive   Jul-09-09 02:50 PM   #83 
     - If by "objective" you mean "small # of ppl agree and nobody disagreeing can stop it"...  BlooInBloo   Jul-09-09 03:06 PM   #88 
  - K & unR!  mullard12ax7   Jul-09-09 02:49 PM   #81 
  - Am I the only one who never looks at the front page? I click on stories I want to read  Jennicut   Jul-09-09 03:12 PM   #91 
  - Latest is my DU home page. I rarely if ever visit the Greatest page.  BlooInBloo   Jul-09-09 03:13 PM   #92 
  - Yeah, I am bookmarked to GD: Prez  Jennicut   Jul-09-09 03:16 PM   #95 
  - I don't either. I've got DU bookmarked to go  sufrommich   Jul-09-09 03:14 PM   #94 
  - same here  fishwax   Jul-10-09 12:52 AM   #144 
  - K&U  LAGC   Jul-09-09 03:16 PM   #97 
  - lol I knew the GD:P bots who so desperately wanted and needed this feature would swoop in  FLAprogressive   Jul-09-09 03:17 PM   #98 
  - I suppose that's why all the posts prior to this with the most recommends were knee-jerk  Zynx   Jul-09-09 03:17 PM   #99 
  - hyperbole is great, isn't it?  FLAprogressive   Jul-09-09 03:19 PM   #101 
     - LOL... says the OP who started this pure-hyperbole thread  scheming daemons   Jul-09-09 03:20 PM   #102 
  - Paranoia strikes deep......  MADem   Jul-09-09 03:26 PM   #104 
  - I love this thread ...  RoyGBiv   Jul-09-09 03:27 PM   #105 
  - I'm going to shed a tear like Hillary.  Life Long Dem   Jul-09-09 03:34 PM   #111 
  - It's ironic timing for those thinking that things had gotten too negative ..........................  omega minimo   Jul-09-09 03:34 PM   #112 
  - This thread reminds me of "Pete Hoekstra is a Meme"  SemiCharmedQuark   Jul-09-09 03:36 PM   #113 
  - If I could I would recommend your post.  ohheckyeah   Jul-09-09 03:45 PM   #121 
  - This was more true with the "recommend" only feature.  izzybeans   Jul-09-09 03:39 PM   #115 
  - That's the way I'm looking at it.  spoony   Jul-09-09 03:45 PM   #122 
  - Recommended...  Deja Q   Jul-09-09 03:43 PM   #119 
  - I said this in jest in another thread, but it's based in truth and honesty...  Amerigo Vespucci   Jul-09-09 03:44 PM   #120 
  - "operatives"?. . just how many of those do you think there are?  annabanana   Jul-09-09 03:46 PM   #123 
  - WAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! I Can No Longer Post My Inflammatory Crap And Get All My Troll Friends To Rec It Up  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 03:46 PM   #124 
  - What does the cheerleader threads being on  ohheckyeah   Jul-09-09 03:47 PM   #125 
  - ah, yes - the "operatives"  rucky   Jul-09-09 04:26 PM   #129 
  - So conspiracy theories, Obama-bashing, and Marxist garbage is "Critical Thought"?  Odin2005   Jul-09-09 05:02 PM   #132 
  - Dupe...again.  Bobbie Jo   Jul-09-09 08:01 PM   #134 
  - Oh, did you want us to unrecommend this?  Quantess   Jul-09-09 08:03 PM   #135 
  - I worry it's going to be the primaries all over again  LisaM   Jul-09-09 08:05 PM   #136 
  - Who is going to be driven off because their post didn't make the Greatest Page?  SemiCharmedQuark   Jul-09-09 08:14 PM   #138 
     - It's not about the greatest page, which I pay no attention to anyway  LisaM   Jul-10-09 11:46 AM   #155 
  - If you wish to use critical thought,  ZombieHorde   Jul-09-09 08:13 PM   #137 
  - Maybe the anti-unrecommend crowd should start using their critical thought  BurtWorm   Jul-10-09 12:34 AM   #140 
  - My, but aren't you dramatical?  SeattleGirl   Jul-10-09 12:35 AM   #141 
  - RIP: Threads that can escape the infamy of their content.  TexasObserver   Jul-10-09 12:37 AM   #142 
  - Operatives? You think people are sitting in smokey rooms conspiring to urec threads?  SpartanDem   Jul-10-09 12:41 AM   #143 
  - That's what happens after you get to 1000 posts.  anigbrowl   Jul-10-09 01:03 AM   #146 
  - I should have disclosed long ago that I'm on the payroll of Big Unrecommend.  BurtWorm   Jul-10-09 01:05 AM   #147 
  - Are you guys hiring?  SpartanDem   Jul-10-09 01:13 AM   #151 
  - I don't recommend applying.  BurtWorm   Jul-10-09 01:16 AM   #153 
     - So you.........*un*recommend applying?  bridgit   Jul-10-09 01:46 PM   #170 
  - LOL.  SemiCharmedQuark   Jul-10-09 11:52 AM   #158 
  - Note to self: SpartanDem knows too much.  BlooInBloo   Jul-10-09 01:10 AM   #149 
  - What about us non-smoking operatives? Whats a clean-living operative to do?  Maru Kitteh   Jul-10-09 01:15 AM   #152 
  - The trick is to avoid going to the greatest page altogether  Blue_In_AK   Jul-10-09 01:07 AM   #148 
  - rarely used rec  ibegurpard   Jul-10-09 01:11 AM   #150 
  - I'm sorry...  Spider Jerusalem   Jul-10-09 01:35 AM   #154 
  - I pay zero attention to the greatest page  LisaM   Jul-10-09 11:51 AM   #157 
  - A lot of people on this board need new hobbies  WilliamPitt   Jul-10-09 11:47 AM   #156 
  - I would recommend a crash course in logic. (nt)  redqueen   Jul-10-09 12:17 PM   #165 
     - How about one on humility. Or elitism. nt  Jakes Progress   Jul-10-09 02:08 PM   #171 
        - No, I understand both of those just fine.  redqueen   Jul-10-09 02:13 PM   #172 
           - If you understand  Jakes Progress   Jul-10-09 04:47 PM   #175 
              - As you have been practicing logic incorrectly.  redqueen   Jul-10-09 05:23 PM   #177 
                 - Cryptic. Symbol.  Jakes Progress   Jul-10-09 09:49 PM   #188 
  - "The operatives?" What is this? Get Smart?  Boomerang Diddle   Jul-10-09 11:58 AM   #159 
  - The bland, it hurts. No. Wait a minute.  Jakes Progress   Jul-10-09 12:08 PM   #161 
  - Right.....Sad that now not only you and those who agree with you can control Greatest Page?  mamaleah   Jul-10-09 12:09 PM   #162 
  - "the operatives"  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-10-09 12:16 PM   #164 
  - Yes... Rove, the DLC, etc. etc. and so on and so on.  redqueen   Jul-10-09 12:20 PM   #166 
     - can i borrow a roffle?  dionysus   Jul-10-09 12:24 PM   #168 
  - someday you will realize that you're in the < 1% of DUers that are perpetually pissed.  dionysus   Jul-10-09 12:22 PM   #167 
  - interesting, hows that?  fascisthunter   Jul-10-09 05:35 PM   #179 
  - That number may be a bit low. Possibly 4%, maybe?  jazzjunkysue   Jul-10-09 06:43 PM   #187 
  - I honestly cannot believe how melodramatic and hyperbolic this "debate" has become.  myrna minx   Jul-10-09 12:30 PM   #169 
  - Yep.  BlooInBloo   Jul-10-09 05:37 PM   #180 
  - Who cares about the greatest page anyway? We're all here  Flying Dream Blues   Jul-10-09 02:16 PM   #173 
  - That's right. Who cares about keeping others OFF the Greatest Page and why?  omega minimo   Jul-10-09 05:38 PM   #181 
  - How do I get to be a paid operative?  Crunchy Frog   Jul-10-09 02:42 PM   #174 
  - I have never even LOOKED at the greatest page  CBGLuthier   Jul-10-09 04:59 PM   #176 
  - The non contrarians will bore themselves soon with this new toy--  summerbreeze   Jul-10-09 05:42 PM   #182 
  - "non contrarians"... heh, how novel.  redqueen   Jul-10-09 06:01 PM   #183 
  - 185 responses and this thread is not on the Greatest Page.  Laelth   Jul-10-09 06:13 PM   #184 
     - I believe that trend will be an increasing dynamic for the minority on whatever the issue or  Uncle Joe   Jul-10-09 06:21 PM   #185 
     - How does that make sense?  redqueen   Jul-10-09 06:24 PM   #186 
 

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