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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-10-09 06:47 PM
Response to Reply #75
78. Hey, Let's Redefine Anything We Want Any Time We Want So We're Never Wrong About Anything!
Edited on Fri Jul-10-09 06:48 PM by Beetwasher
Sounds like a plan! :eyes:


You made an assertion. It's not an opinion. And you're wrong. Own it or keep whining and keep digging.
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  -A SAMPLING Of The Greatest Page Under This NEW, FASCIST RATING SYSTEM!!!! Beetwasher  Jul-09-09 09:48 PM   #0 
  - (shakes head sadly) Terrible. Just... terrible.  BlooInBloo   Jul-09-09 09:50 PM   #1 
  - ?  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 09:50 PM   #3 
     - Teasing. :)  BlooInBloo   Jul-09-09 11:08 PM   #50 
        - Thought So!  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 09:14 AM   #61 
  - I can see you're in the pocket of Al From.  BurtWorm   Jul-09-09 09:50 PM   #2 
  - I agree, Greatest seems to be just fine...  Spazito   Jul-09-09 09:51 PM   #4 
  - Wow. Defending Kucinich and McKinney, attacking Limbaugh, promoting healthcare  Uzybone   Jul-09-09 09:51 PM   #5 
  - Another idiotic strawman.  Luminous Animal   Jul-09-09 09:52 PM   #6 
  - The Only Strawmen Are From The People Whining About It  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 09:54 PM   #9 
  - The word "strawman" should be banned. It is the most inappropriately overused word on DU.n/t  lindisfarne   Jul-09-09 09:58 PM   #13 
  - Oh, so you want to throw straw men under the bus now?  anigbrowl   Jul-09-09 10:13 PM   #25 
  - A straw man argument is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position.[1]  lindisfarne   Jul-09-09 11:07 PM   #48 
  - Agreed. Also the ROTFL emoticon.  Hun Joro   Jul-10-09 09:01 AM   #56 
  - OMG!!! You are right!!! Now I see all the threads  Luminous Animal   Jul-09-09 10:02 PM   #16 
     - I Guess Not Only Does "Strawman" Escape You, But So Does "Sarcasm"  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 10:05 PM   #19 
     - Is DU a democracy now?  Luminous Animal   Jul-09-09 10:17 PM   #29 
        - Umm, Apparently What Gets To The Greates Page IS A Democracy  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 10:24 PM   #34 
           - As if trolls can't manipulate using the unrec button.  Luminous Animal   Jul-09-09 10:34 PM   #38 
              - Umm, They Already Abused Rec Only  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 09:16 AM   #63 
                 - Bingo! nt  Flying Dream Blues   Jul-10-09 02:19 PM   #74 
     - Well, there are several decrying it as supressive, unprogressive and so on  anigbrowl   Jul-09-09 10:16 PM   #26 
        - Apparently, you only read the title.  Luminous Animal   Jul-09-09 10:19 PM   #32 
        - LOLOL  anigbrowl   Jul-09-09 10:33 PM   #37 
           - From the OP  Luminous Animal   Jul-09-09 10:37 PM   #39 
              - it doesn't say what you think it says  anigbrowl   Jul-09-09 11:05 PM   #45 
                 - Why don't you ask if he forgot a couple of words.  Luminous Animal   Jul-09-09 11:07 PM   #47 
                    - it's the only interpretation coherent with the rest of the thread  anigbrowl   Jul-09-09 11:10 PM   #51 
        - Unprogressive means shutting out both left and conservative points of view.  Luminous Animal   Jul-09-09 10:58 PM   #42 
           - see #45  anigbrowl   Jul-09-09 11:06 PM   #46 
              - See #47.  Luminous Animal   Jul-09-09 11:08 PM   #49 
  - aaahhhhhh! Skinner took your lolly away  Hutzpa   Jul-10-09 08:01 PM   #83 
  - Some of those threads were there before the new fascist rating system took effect.  rateyes   Jul-09-09 09:52 PM   #7 
  - Yes, it solved a problem that didn't exist.  Renew Deal   Jul-09-09 09:53 PM   #8 
  - Apparently Others Feel Differently  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 09:55 PM   #10 
     - So you're in the majority and own the site?  Renew Deal   Jul-09-09 10:06 PM   #20 
        - Yes, I'm In The Majority  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 10:09 PM   #22 
           - And you're showing exactly the problem with "the decision" on behalf of "the majority?"  Renew Deal   Jul-09-09 10:16 PM   #27 
              - WTF, the majority of people think the earth is round too  anigbrowl   Jul-09-09 10:18 PM   #31 
              - The earth is actually a mis-shapen sphere  TrogL   Jul-10-09 03:15 PM   #77 
              - Ohh, You Poor Opressed Minority, You!  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 10:20 PM   #33 
                 - You're a case study in what's wrong with the system.  Renew Deal   Jul-09-09 10:39 PM   #40 
                    - RIIIIIGGGHHHTTT!  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 09:18 AM   #64 
  - Well one thing for sure...there will be no hotly debated posts there  zeemike   Jul-09-09 09:57 PM   #11 
  - Really? Umm, You Didn't Click On Any Of Those Threads Did You?  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 09:57 PM   #12 
     - Sure I have read a lot of them  zeemike   Jul-09-09 10:17 PM   #28 
        - YMMV  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 10:25 PM   #35 
           - And it has been in effect how long?  zeemike   Jul-09-09 10:41 PM   #41 
              - Threads That Old Are No Longer On The Greatest  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 09:13 AM   #60 
  - I just Rec'd this thread  Cha   Jul-09-09 09:59 PM   #14 
  - With All The Online DU Enemies I've Made, I Fully Expect To NEVER Have Another Thread  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 10:01 PM   #15 
  - Same.  BlooInBloo   Jul-09-09 10:04 PM   #18 
  - I am surprised as well  HughMoran   Jul-09-09 10:09 PM   #23 
  - I like it's  Cha   Jul-09-09 10:10 PM   #24 
  - Another example of what's wrong with the system.  Renew Deal   Jul-09-09 10:18 PM   #30 
  - LOL!!  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 10:28 PM   #36 
     - One might care if things stayed on the Greatest for more than 24 hours. But they don't, and many  lindisfarne   Jul-09-09 11:12 PM   #52 
        - So What?  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 09:15 AM   #62 
  - I rec threads by people I don't like all the time.  Forkboy   Jul-10-09 01:53 PM   #71 
     - Yeah  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 01:57 PM   #72 
  - Unrec button  malletgirl02   Jul-09-09 11:33 PM   #53 
     - Of Course! The Reality Is That THEY Will Probably Be The Ones Who "Abuse" The New System The Most  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 02:08 PM   #73 
  - The OPs, themselves, are quite good.  Laelth   Jul-09-09 10:03 PM   #17 
  - I Disagree  Beetwasher   Jul-09-09 10:08 PM   #21 
  - Here is one that made it to the greatest page before the U button  zeemike   Jul-09-09 11:01 PM   #43 
  - And You're Evidence That That Wouldn't Make It To The Greatest STILL??  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 09:19 AM   #65 
     - Evidence? I did not know it was required for an opinion.  zeemike   Jul-10-09 01:07 PM   #67 
        - Since When Is An Assertion Like This An Opinion?  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 01:11 PM   #68 
        - Huh? just what is an opinion in your world?  zeemike   Jul-10-09 01:37 PM   #69 
           - Opinions Are Fucking Opinions When They Are Presented As Such  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 01:49 PM   #70 
              - Sorry I call bullshit on that.  zeemike   Jul-10-09 03:08 PM   #75 
                 - Hey, Let's Redefine Anything We Want Any Time We Want So We're Never Wrong About Anything!  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 06:47 PM   #78 
                    - So you can't wrap your mind around an assertive opinion.  zeemike   Jul-10-09 07:14 PM   #79 
                       - LOL!!  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 07:54 PM   #82 
        - Since when do people automatically  Control-Z   Jul-10-09 07:24 PM   #80 
  - So much for the "censorship" accusations.  Odin2005   Jul-09-09 11:05 PM   #44 
  - Oh man, it looks intelligent again!!!!  sandnsea   Jul-10-09 12:38 AM   #54 
  - It's GREAT. Interesting, intelligent,informative, thought-provoking posts... just like the old days.  lamp_shade   Jul-10-09 04:12 AM   #55 
  - That was the original intention for the Greatest Page  LynneSin   Jul-10-09 09:07 AM   #58 
  - Look at all the silencing going on!!...nt  SidDithers   Jul-10-09 09:03 AM   #57 
  - Yes, actually seeing the results on the Greatest Page, I agree. Unrec is cool  WeDidIt   Jul-10-09 09:08 AM   #59 
  - It really is the Greatest, without all those threads that don't deserve to be there.  TexasObserver   Jul-10-09 11:52 AM   #66 
  - The horror! The horror!  redqueen   Jul-10-09 03:12 PM   #76 
  - I Love All The Wailing And Gnashing Of Teeth  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 08:11 PM   #85 
  - But Beetwasher, doesn't it bother you  CakeGrrl   Jul-10-09 07:32 PM   #81 
     - Meh  Beetwasher   Jul-10-09 08:10 PM   #84 

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