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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:30 PM
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Cat-fighting cliques calling themselves the “UNDERGROUND”

Is anybody else as sick of this as I am?

This "underground" has been overrun by high-school-like candidate-cliques who do nothing but snipe at the other in-crowds to prove how much cooler they are. Every hot item on the board is yet another cat-fight between adolescents so enthralled with their own personality cult that they’re blind to the world beyond the campus.

Listen up children. Nobody of any depth or maturity gives a RAT’S ASS about your “cackles” and “haircuts” and “madrasas”.

so WAKE UP!

  • Worry about the collapse of the biosphere.
  • Worry about nuclear Armageddon.
  • Worry about the most powerful military nation in human history falling fast towards fascism.

DEMAND that your favorite candidate address himself or herself to the real issues NOW.


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LittleClarkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:33 PM
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1. Someone didn't read the rules
Call out.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:36 PM
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5. Call out refers to posting a message to another DUer *by name* to tease out a response.
Wailing about the degeneration of DU culture in general isn't just within the rules... it's a rather popular genre of OPs.
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:33 PM
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2. Welcome to DU and the primaries
It was like this last go arround too.

I wouldnt let it bother you. When we have a candidate we will all come together again. People are passionate about their candidates there is nothing wrong with that. If you cant take it though You would do yourself a favor by staying out of GDP till the primaries are over.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:39 PM
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7. I think it was MUCH worse in 2004.
the Clinton-Obama feuders are pikers. Those Dean-Clark-Kucinich-Kerry free for alls were epic.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:41 PM
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10. Hahahha... the Dean Kucinich flamewars were the best.
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 04:41 PM by redqueen
No HE was anti war first, how dare that other guy call himself anti-war?!

But HE's actually electable! Your guy couldn't get elected as governor, so shut up!

:rofl:

Ah, memories...
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:41 PM
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11. It definitely was!
Nothing tops a five-way clusterfuck where the rules were recognized more in breach than observance. Dear Gods it was insane, but it was glorious!
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:53 PM
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17. A terrible beauty it was, and you described it perfectly.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 01:53 PM
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23. Sometimes I almost miss it
When threads like this come up reminds me of how utterly insane and brutal it was and why I laugh at all these threads calling for "peace" from people who weren't even on the board yet for the hottest part of the primary season. Here its mostly two-way, sometimes three way, back then it was Kuicinich, Clark, Edwards, and Kerry duking it out on here just to name the big ones and the rest were weighing in at some point or another (except Mosely-Braun, but she didn't really do much in the campaign to get attention) and boy was it nasty, but it sure was fun! That and right now maybe it sinks a bit below the gutter but not too far, then if we came up to the surface of the gutter and were using something other than knives it was a light day.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:42 PM
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12. Ah, yes. The good old days... nt
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:34 PM
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3. Well, That's certainly helpful
:sarcasm:

I hope you feel better now.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:36 PM
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4. I kind of enjoy what happens in THE LAND OF THE FREE
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:10 PM
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18. I like your post and very definately agree.... Say what you want with respect....n/t
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:15 PM
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19. Sometimes
I can be a contentious old SOB but I like civil discourse. We don't need to be demanded to do this or that as long as we almost behave ourselves.

A belated welcome to DU My Friend. Glad you are here.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:38 PM
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6. Well, thank God you showed up to save us!
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 04:40 PM by blondeatlast
And to push your site. :eyes:
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:41 PM
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8. I am sick of it too
and my remedy is to pass by most of the flamefest threads. As if our arguing here makes one bit of difference to anyone's campaign...Ha!
I use the useless time I would use reading those threads to call those in power now who are selling us down the river. Another probable waste of time but it makes me feel like I am at least doing something.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:43 PM
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14. Amen! and well put, ma'am. nt
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:41 PM
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9. I don't know who you are...
but I already like you.

I made one (1) comment on one of those "hot" My Candidate is a Real Person, Your's is Satan Incarnate threads and caught all kinds of hysterical crap from DUers who I formerly considered mature, thinking adults.

And do not DARE suggest that Bill Shaheen's comments were not thoroughly vetted by Campaign Central.
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:42 PM
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13. Nobody of any depth or maturity gives a RAT’S ASS about your pompous vanity post
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DeadElephant_ORG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:24 PM
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22. the shoe fit ... eh?
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:49 PM
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15. Where are these cat fighters and their Underground?
I'm going over there to give them a piece of my mind and deride the groups I don't agree with.
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dmallind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:52 PM
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16. I thought this was about the latest Vick brother's legal trouble. NT
ljklk
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:24 PM
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20. I happen to believe that many are deliberate disruptors who are no
more Democrats than the current occupant of the WH is........

Too many of them ONLY post attacks, and only show up during campaigns.
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:51 PM
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21. This is why a long primary season is unfortunate
instead of bitching about Republicans, we spend over a year bitching at each other. I hope someone fixes this for next time around. I hate to see all the fighting, but I understand what the fighting is about and have to admit to taking part in it. I'd like to think I stick strictly to the issues but I'm sure some would disagree. A short primary season would help prevent this.
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