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Baltimoreboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:38 PM
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What is a moran?
This question got lost in another thread.

Are there any other terms I need to know?

Thanks.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:39 PM
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1. A dumb freeper who can't spell.
Edited on Sat May-15-04 12:40 PM by madmax
freeper - those who post at www.freerepublic.com

On edit: Welcome to DU :hi:
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jono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:40 PM
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2. This is a moran
Edited on Sat May-15-04 12:41 PM by jono
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:50 PM
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25. Don't you just love the internet.
That guy probably doesn't even know he's practically a cult figure.

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Oddman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:52 PM
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29. And this is a presidential moran!



I vote, does you?


bush is my hero, he gave me a $30 tax cut so I could get a case of beer
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drumwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:40 PM
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3. "moran" is a specific particular type of "moron"
"Moran" refers to pro-war freeper dittohead morons.

The reason this spelling came about was because of a picture which circulated around the Net shortly after Bush* kicked off the invasion of Iraq last year. It showed a freeper at a pro-war rally with a sign taunting antiwar protestors, saying: "Get a Brain! Morans."
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Guy_Montag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:42 PM
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4. where does "dittohead" come from? n/t
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drumwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:47 PM
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6. Originally, the word specifically referred to Rush Limbaugh's fans
Edited on Sat May-15-04 12:48 PM by drumwolf
I guess now it's become used as a general term for flag-waving, pro-war, reactionary meatheads, who listen to right-wing talk radio.

ON EDIT: I have no idea how the term "dittohead" came about to describe Limbaugh's fans.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:25 PM
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27. short cut for his fans to say "same here, Rush"
or "ditto"... his fans sometimes even call in saying "megadittos, rush" ... :eyes:
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:47 PM
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7. Dittoheads follow Rush Limbaugh
They typically greet the master with "Dittos, Rush" which translates into "I mindlessly agree with every moronic (moranic?) thing you say."

--IMM
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Left_Wing_Fox Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:48 PM
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8. Ditohead = Rush Limbaugh Fan
Rush Limbaugh and his fans use the term "dittoheads" to describe themselves.

So if the term makes them sound like a bunch of mindless zombies endlessly repeating what they've heard Rush say, who are we to argue that? ;)
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drumwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:50 PM
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13. Hi Left_Wing_Fox!
Welcome to DU!

:hi: :party:
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:52 PM
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14. Amazing, isn't it...
The create insulting nicknames for themselves and don't even realize it.

Or maybe it's just sad. I dunno. It's something weird.

Anyway, I'm responding mostly to say Welcome to DU. :hi:

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cushla_machree Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:46 PM
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23. yeah and
MEGA DITTOS RUSH, MEGA DITTOS!
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Baltimoreboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:14 PM
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17. Thanks a bunch
Edited on Sat May-15-04 04:14 PM by Baltimoreboy
That's almost a dictionary definition.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:16 PM
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18. Hey Baltimoreboy!
Welcome to DU... :hi: If you are indeed in Baltimore, then I am your neighbor-- I live in Glen Burnie.
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Baltimoreboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:29 PM
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22. No longer
I live near Rockville, but from Balmer and go there mighty often.

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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:44 PM
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5. A Democratic Congressman from VA's 8th District
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:48 PM
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9. moran is included in a helpful "glossary" of DU terms
Edited on Sat May-15-04 12:49 PM by AZDemDist6
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parasim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:49 PM
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11. ya beat me to it...
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:56 PM
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15. yup GMTA LOL n/t
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parasim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:49 PM
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10. Here ya go...
a very fine glossary for your reading enjoyment:

http://dug.seattleactivist.org /

and wlecome to DU!
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:49 PM
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12. all the terms you could possibly need
are here:

http://dug.seattleactivist.org /

it's a DU glossary
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:15 PM
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16. Some one who could learn but will not or can't.
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:18 PM
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19. What is BFEE and eom?? n/t
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northofdenali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:23 PM
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20. eom = end of message.
BFEE = Bush Family Evil Empire

the glossary, with the link shown above, was created by none other than our own DU'er AmyStrange.

Welcome to DU, one and all :hi:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:23 PM
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21. Bush Family Evil Empire (BFEE) and eom is
end of message,
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thecrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 01:37 PM
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28. Thanks for the explanation! n/t
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symbolman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:48 PM
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24. Yummy prion goodness...
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:21 PM
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26. LOL
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