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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:17 PM
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Unhinged - today's right-wing word
In the space of minutes, at least a half dozen threads opened with the word "unhinged" used to discribe Hillary Clinton. This is a textbook example of Karl Rove attack politics at work. Clearly messages were sent from a central source instructing people to post "Hillary unhinged" on message boards this evening.

Anybody using the word "unhinged" in a post this evening is suspect.
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:18 PM
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1. The coordination between them is amazing isn't it?
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:21 PM
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8. All it takes is one email from a central source, and voila!
It's just like flip-flop all over again, isn't it?
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:37 PM
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41. I have been noticing all of the new posters for the past few months.
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LadyVT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:19 PM
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2. Great idea! Let's post the right-wing word of the day!
I bet there will be no shortage of them in the next few weeks.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:22 PM
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9. Let's make fun of it. It appeared from nowhere and now it's everywhere.
Kind of like flip-flop once was.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:20 PM
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3. women have always been demonized thus
"Hysterical" is just another word for "unhinged."
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:46 PM
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50. It's the simultaneity of the SAME word that caught my attention.
One word - unhinged - used over and over again in the space of minutes.

And now....gone. It came and went so quickly. Didn't have the staying power of flip flop.
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:18 PM
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84. No it's not actually...
It's been used to describe many a people. For example: Bush

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1267
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:21 PM
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86. Good work! You've now connected Hillary to Bush with one word.
Your handlers will be pleased.
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:23 PM
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Oh they are! We've been trying to make the Bush/Clinton unhinged connection for months.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:24 PM
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92. I salute you!
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:32 PM
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99. BTW did you notice the "Obama Supporters are a cult" campaign we pulled off? That was great!
Edited on Sat Feb-23-08 07:35 PM by Flabbergasted
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:37 PM
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104. I did notice that. I noticed all your successful campaigns.
I also notice that they're always used agaisnt Democrats, never Republicans.
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:22 PM
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88. I remember that the word "unhinged" was frequently used
by the MSM to described any critic of *.

The word went out of use just after the '04 Election.



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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:23 PM
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91. And now it's back!!! Can flip flop be far behind?
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:20 PM
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4. OH STOP!
YOU are becoming UNHINGED!

It is flipping amazing when another democrat disagrees or criticizes your candidate it seems the HRC supporters immediately throw out - you must be a republican, or something along those lines, yours is no different, you just inserted right wing.

So, it is you're either with Hillary or with the terrorists? Is that it?
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:21 PM
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7. Don't you find it remarkable that the same word - unhinged - appeared all over like magic?
Does it remind you of "flip-flop?"

Did you ever watch "Outfoxed?"
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:22 PM
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11. It appeared all over...
because it accurately described her tantrum.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:26 PM
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21. Unhinged? Is that the latest overused term? I must have missed it.
I hadn't noticed that every second person I meet is overusing the word "unhinged." I hadn't heard it much at all and then suddenly it's everywhere!

It's just like one of those internet rumors that spreads like wildfire! Like "flip flop."
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:28 PM
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25. Oh lord...sure
Edited on Sat Feb-23-08 06:42 PM by yourguide
ok. I cant even respond to this. let me know when you guys decide you dont need your tin foil hats any longer.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:30 PM
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96. Great entertainment, isn't it?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:27 PM
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23. "So, it is you're either with Hillary or with the terrorists? Is that it?"--Where do you get
off with this crap. shame on you.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:20 PM
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5. If Obama had barked, "Shame on you, Hillary Clinton!", I would call him unhinged too.
It's just a nutty thing to say in a campaign, when he didn't attack her personally. It's not like those mailers had Monica Lewinsky's photo on them or something.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:24 PM
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13. But isn't it a remarkable coincidence that that one word suddenly appeared everywhere?
Unhinged. Suddenly it's everywhere in GD-P - like.....magic!

Now, if a bunch of negative whiny-butt threads had appeared using *various different* slurs on Hillary, I'd say that was just business as usual. But what an amazing coinkydink - everyone decided to choose that one single word - UNHINGED - all at the same time!

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:21 PM
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85. I might have used it first today, I don't know. It's a word I like to use for
someone making an unfounded, irrational attack.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:22 PM
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89. You use it all the time, in fact? Just though it up, all by yourself?
You didn't happen to receive a message or anything suggesting that Hillary is unhinged? Didn't hear somebody else use it? You just decided, all by yourself, to use the word unhinged tonight in asssociation with Hillary?

Remarkable.

Even more remarkable - why are some posters trying so damn hard to make this go away?
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:27 PM
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95. Well, I'm the Lee Harvey Oswald today--I acted alone, under no
"orders from the top", if that's what you're saying. I'm not in any way in communication with anyone else--and your insinuations are frankly sounding a little...unhinged.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:58 PM
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117. Maybe you just got swept up in the joy of the moment.
Like all the folks who started saying that they liked Kerry but they worried that he flip-flopped on the issues too much.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:00 PM
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118. I wasn't here then. I'm not in on any organized smear campaign. I just thought
her presser today looked bad. It was ginned-up outrage, like bad acting. Icky. And a little unhinged-sounding.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:07 PM
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119. Oh. Were you a Republican in 2004?
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:11 PM
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121. Odd question. No. I voted for Kerry.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:14 PM
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125. You didn't notice the word "flip flop" being used over and over against Kerry?
You must watch even less TV than I do! Good for you. Unfortunately, it was all over the place.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:16 PM
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128. Sure. I noticed it. That's politics.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:23 PM
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129. So is this.
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:26 PM
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22. you forgot the bitter lines about his big rallies
and speeches. she is imploding.
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existentialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:20 PM
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6. Does that mean
you too?

Just joking. Actually I find your post interesting, possible, and well worth monitoring.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:24 PM
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14. By all means monitor me as well. I might be a double secret triple agent!
I mean, who can you trust these days?
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existentialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:26 PM
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20. as the saying went back in the 70s
"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that they're not out to get you."
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:22 PM
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10. Anybody using the word "the" in a post this evening is suspect.
Come right out and say it.
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:30 PM
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30. LOL.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:22 PM
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12. I hope Obama's team takes this opportunity
to calmly produced an ad that features other's comments about Clinton's misleading flyers about Obama. There have been many in the past. They can also add factcheck.org's comments about how Obama's ads were not misleading. That would be all they have to say - use other's calm, reasoned words. And the difference would be obvious.

And how is it Karl Rove-like to use the word unhinged, when Clinton supporters use the word liar against Obama - and many more words, bad or worse.
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tyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:24 PM
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16. She unhinged
herself, today, by acting anything but presidential.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:28 PM
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And that's the word that you just thought up to use to describe her?
All by yourself you decided to use the word "unhinged" at the same exact minute that a dozen other people decided to choose the exact same word to describe Hillary Clinton, and you all posted threads using that word all at the same time?

Not "crazy," not "unbalanced," not "insane" - but "unhinged." Just that word. Unhinged. Kind of like flip flop.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:25 PM
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18. Flip flop.
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:35 PM
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100. "How is it Karl Rove-like to use the word unhinged
when Clinton supporters use the word liar against Obama - and many more words, bad or worse."

It's Rove-like because "unhinged" is not a word that is commonly heard. It's not the first word to come to mind to described someone that's acting crazy, it doesn't fall easily off the tongue.

"Divisive" and "polarizing" aren't words that are heard commonly either to describe disruptive behavior, unless they are used to describe Sen. Clinton by people that I usually peg as right-wing tools because it's mostly right-wing tools use those words.

But liar is a common word. It's the first word that comes to mind to describe someone who isn't telling the truth. And it falls easily from the tongue.
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:24 PM
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15. ROFLMAO.
Me, I prefer ballistic.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:25 PM
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17. and one of unhindged threads is using dead Iraqi bodies to diss Hillary!
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:25 PM
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19. Like Cult?
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:28 PM
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26. snap! nt
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:30 PM
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29. Did "cult" appear all at once in the space of minutes?
If so, I'd say yeah, exactly like that.
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ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:33 PM
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It's been going for months now.
So where is your outrage?
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:41 PM
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42. No, no, darling. I believe you misunderstand.
It's the simultaneity of the word that captured my interest. Not outrage. Interest.

"Unhinged" is not a word that is often used nowadays, and in the space of moments, at least a half-dozen threads (including your memorable entry) appeared on GD-P using the same exact word to describe Hillary Clinton.

Now, that's remarkable. Flip flop.
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ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:36 PM
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102. On the contrary. The reason "it" came up is because "it" is accurate.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:38 PM
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107. You're really working overtime to make this go away.
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ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:49 PM
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113. I'm calling for sanity. Which is falling on alot of deaf ears on HU today.
HU = HystericalUnderground

And no, that was not meant as a gender slam. I guess we're going to have to start using qualifiers with our adjectives now.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:34 PM
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36. LOL
:thumbsup:
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:27 PM
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24. well Fuck 'carl rove'- nasty politics existed before him, and will live
on long after him.

How many times have people used less than 'gentle' words to describe ANY candidate?

I'm sorry- "unhinged" isn't particularly 'sexist' or 'rovian'-

I'm ashamed that Hillary used the 'carl rove playbook' in her outburst against a fellow Dem.-

But she is the one that will have to face herself in the mirror in the morning.

A very good quote :

"Temper is a weapon we hold by the blade"
(James M. Barrie)


peace~
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:31 PM
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31. Do you genuinely miss my point?
It's not the attack - its the peculiar use of a single word - appearing simultaneously - that raised my interest.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:46 PM
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49. They're all missing your point
too busy spewing their nasty words.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:47 PM
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54. I suspect that they have been instructed to miss the point.
I also suspect that the word "unhinged" got called home when some of us noticed its overuse.

One minute, the whole of GD-P is full of the word unhinged. Ten minutes later - all gone.
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:04 PM
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67. well, you might just as well ignore my
questions to you in my post below Yardwork-

I was responding to you the person I am - an individual- someone who comes here to learn, share, and connect. I haven't been "instructed" by anyone- I'm just a weary middle aged single mother who has lived through a bunch of crap in my life, and who is not going to be around all that much longer- I would like- I hope that before I die- this country in hands that are the best possible ones to lead us out of the hell-hole we are in. My children and grandchildren deserve to have better leadership than they've had for much of their lives.

You obviously belong to some kind of orginazation that tells you what you should and shouldn't say- I belong to myself. It's not very thrilling- and sometimes I make an ass out of myself- but I represent only me- and answer to me-

I wish you well-
peace~
blu
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:06 PM
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71. Yes, it's clear that I'm the enemy.
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:54 PM
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60. unhinged- unglued- hysterical- the single word holds no
power Yardwork-

Use any word you like- she lost her temper in a way that was completely uncalled for- And the "shame" garbage is something I find completely unacceptable. She isn't "Parent" to Obama- who the hell is she to 'shame on' anyone- will she address us this way when she becomes frustrated with us? Bill has used the same kind of garbage language as well. There is far more un-spoken meaning in the words "shame on you" than there is in "unhinged"-

What word would you find 'acceptable' for anyone to use to describe her response today???

please be as blunt as you need to be- I WANT to understand your point- but I don't.

thanks-
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:00 PM
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62. Are you really missing the point?
Did you ever watch the documentary "Outfoxed?" It showed how Fox News used the word "flip flop" over and over and over again against John Kerry. Eventually, the word just got inextricably combined in people's minds with John Kerry.

It's an old marketing tool. The idea is to use a single word or image in association with an object over and over and over again so that people are almost brainwashed into automatically thinking of that word whenever they think of the object.

The same word "unhinged" appeared simultaneously in a half-dozen threads about Hillary Clinton here on GD-P this evening. Not a variety of words. One word - unhinged.

Are you asking me to believe that a half-dozen unrelated posters just thought up the same word at the same time to describe Hillary Clinton?

No way. Somebody told a bunch of people to use the word "unhinged" in association with Hillary Clinton tonight. Either that, or this is a really remarkable coincidence.

If all those threads had used *different* words to describe Hillary, I wouldn't have thought anything of it. But the same word? At the exact same time?
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:12 PM
Response to Reply #62
75. yes, I was completely
honest in my lack of understanding.

I think I get what you are saying- but I have to say that I personally don't see the word "unhinged" in the same light you do- I'm willing to admit it may be because I don't support Hillary- maybe you are onto something and I just don't get it- but I really don't see it.

The words "cult" and "empty rhetoric" " All words, no supstance" could fit into the same mo that you are talking about- wouldn't you agree? I don't think that either 'side' is without those who wish to manipulate others.

I found the "shaming' meme- to be very inappropriate- (which I've said before)- And maybe I'm not able to get past that.

thanks for explaining it so I can understand-

I'm actually glad that you answered my question -

peace~
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:15 PM
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78. If the words "cult" or "empty rhetoric" appeared simultaneously
then I would also suspect that they were planted.

I actually suspect that about "cult." While it didn't appear quite so obviously simultaneously as "unhinged," it did appear all over pretty quickly.

This is b.s. no matter which Democrat is doing it. It's unworthy of Democrats. Planting words and planned smear campaigns are the scum-behavior of scum. Democrats are better than that.
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Bright Eyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:28 PM
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27. I could say the same thing about the "Obama cult" and "Obama-Kool Aid"
A few weeks ago.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:30 PM
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28. Does that make it right?
Are you all comfy with it as long as the opposition does it too?
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Bright Eyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:34 PM
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35. No, it's the selective outrage.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:42 PM
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43. Hm? Flip flop.
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Bright Eyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:47 PM
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53. Oh, do explain!
How am I a flip-flopper? :popcorn:
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:49 PM
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56. Oh I was just musing about the old phrase "flip flop." Haven't heard that in awhile.
Isn't it....funny....how a single word can suddenly become all the rage and then poof it's all gone?
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Bright Eyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:59 PM
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61. I think what happened was; someone here used the term "unhinged"
And (for whatever reason), other people liked it and began using it. Same thing with the "Obama Cult". Not some Republican infiltration, just people not thinking about the words they're using.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:03 PM
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65. I'll be that you think that nobody could have predicted that bin Laden would fly airplanes
into buildings, too.

I guess that 2000 was just a series of unexpectedly disappointing events so that the Supreme Court had to step in and sort it all out and all. And nobody could have predicted that the levees would fail. And I'm sure that those WMD are hiding somewhere in Iraq.

I don't believe in coincidences anymore. I saw flip flop with my own eyes. I saw unhinged tonight.
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Bright Eyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:15 PM
Response to Reply #65
79. Where do you get I
"think that nobody could have predicted that bin Laden would fly airplanes into buildings"? I don't recall EVER saying that (unless you can head my thoughts in which case, GET OUT OF MY HEAD :P)

Seriously though. There's evidence that the Government knew about the bin Laden threat. There's evidence that Bush and Brown were told of the possibility the levees would break. And there's shitloads of evidence that the WMD story was purely concocted.

What evidence do you have to support the claim that "messages were sent from a central source instructing people to post "Hillary unhinged" on message boards this evening."?
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:17 PM
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82. The evidence that a single word - Unhinged - appeared all over GD-P in the space of moments.
That's either a remarkable coincidence or evidence of a planned coordinated smear against Hillary. The fact that the word disappeared as soon as some of us pointed it out is an example of an even more remarkable coincidence, or further evidence that its use was planned, and when it backfired, the plan was cancelled.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:03 PM
Response to Reply #56
64. I think you are becomng unhinged about the word unhinged.
Maybe it was used a lot because it is not gender-specific like hysterical, emotional, shrill, etc.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:04 PM
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66. Maybe it was used a lot because somebody told people to use it a lot.
Just like Fox News was told to use flip flop a lot.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:06 PM
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70. dream away - i think you are delusional in your fact-less charges
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:07 PM
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73. I think that it's interesting how hard you're working to make this go away.
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ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:32 PM
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32. Tomorrow's right wing word: Anything that Hillary doesnt like!
Pathetic.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:33 PM
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34. BINGO
:thumbsup:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:31 PM
Response to Reply #32
98. I'm afraid you've stumbled onto most candidates defense theory.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:33 PM
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33. My bad. I'll switch to "crazy-ass wack-job"
Or maybe "desperate, pathetic loser". Your call.
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ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:35 PM
Response to Reply #33
37. HA! I'll go with either.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:44 PM
Response to Reply #37
47. But, as you may know, it's much more effective if the SAME word is used over and over.
flip flop.

The Dean Scream.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:21 PM
Response to Reply #47
87. It's almost like they xeroxed it
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:24 PM
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93. LOL! It is, isn't it?
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ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:37 PM
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103. Like "Obama cult", I see.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:39 PM
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108. Yes, exactly like that, now that you mention it. Always used against Democrats.
But that doesn't seem to bother you. Interesting.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:43 PM
Response to Reply #33
44. Will all your little friends start using those terms at the same time?
Maybe ya'll just think alike. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Flip flop.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #44
114. That's it! Why it's keyboard vernacular telepathy!
Edited on Sat Feb-23-08 07:52 PM by BleedingHeartPatriot
It's simply amazing that among the infinite variety of phrases and words available to describe one's personal view of another individual that particular word was universally seized upon, all within seconds.

Simply amazing.



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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:35 PM
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38. So we call her unhinged, then you call us right-wing
Edited on Sat Feb-23-08 06:36 PM by high density
And this helps because ....?

If you're going to be outraged about supposed name calling, you should probably refrain from doing it yourself.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:36 PM
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39. Correct!
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:36 PM
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40. the Unhinged one using dead Iraqi bodies to diss Clinton is not locked.!!
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:43 PM
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45. Caveat: The RW word of the day only applies
if used in reference to YOUR candidate.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:44 PM
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46. Don't forget "hysterical" and "wifey" nt
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:45 PM
Response to Reply #46
48. I think that those might have been individual deviations.
Those posters are probably being punished right now for deviating from the plan.

No creativity allowed. Use the word we give you, when we give it to you, dammit.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:46 PM
Response to Reply #48
51. I believe you're right. Hysterical has been used, and wifey was the word planned for 2/27
It's so hard to keep track! :silly;
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loveangelc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:47 PM
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52. unhinged.
OMG PuLEEZE!!! Can you imagine what would happen if Obama was waving a mailer around yelling "shame on you, hillary!!"
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:48 PM
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55. Tsk tsk. You're behind. Unhinged has been cancelled.
Call the office. There's a message waiting for you.
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Umbram Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:51 PM
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57. It's an odd word. Makes me think roid-rage, not so much politics. (nt)
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:52 PM
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58. Maybe someone on roids thought it up.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 06:53 PM
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59. Unhinged is sometimes used to describe Bush. nt
Edited on Sat Feb-23-08 06:54 PM by Quixote1818
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:05 PM
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69. Good work! You've now connected Hillary to Bush in one word.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:39 PM
Response to Reply #69
109. It's a word that fits the moment as it fits many moments for different people
I wouldn't try to see too much more into it.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:41 PM
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110. Ah! It's nothing more than the word of the moment. Like flip flop!
Like cult. Like Dean Scream. Like "some people say."

Geez, I don't know why these "words of the moment" are always used against Democrats, never against Republicans.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:46 PM
Response to Reply #110
112. Bush has lots of "words for the moment" For example
Stupid, Dumb, Arrogant, Idiot etc. etc.

I am not sure why you think it only happens to Democrats. :shrug:
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ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #59
105. Exactly. It is a gender blind term, no matter what the frantic shrieks to the opposite proclaim.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:02 PM
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63. A good test of unhinged is to play the video and then read the responses.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:05 PM
Response to Reply #63
68. maybe we should all start using unplugged
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:07 PM
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72. Is that the new word?
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:38 PM
Response to Reply #72
106. no, a joke.
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DemGa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:11 PM
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74. People need to realize this stuff comes from the top down
Edited on Sat Feb-23-08 07:11 PM by DemGa
Obama is in reality, one corrupt guy. HE sets the tone for these Obama-nasties: the sexism, the passive aggressive attacks, the use of right-wing smears on a Democrat-- all of it.

Barack Obama himself is the source of the divisiveness.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:13 PM
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76. I don't want to believe that, because I think he's going to be our nominee.
However, I will absolutely call b.s. when I see it, and I saw it tonight. I hope that Obama wasn't behind it.
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:13 PM
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77. Take off your tinfoil hat please.
Edited on Sat Feb-23-08 07:15 PM by yourguide
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:15 PM
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80. No.
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:30 PM
Response to Reply #80
97. If it makes you feel any better
I have my own tinfoil hats but I dont think the word "unhinged" warrants one.
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:17 PM
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81. It's a perfectly good word... even Michelle Malikin uses it
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:18 PM
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83. Oh verrrrrrry interesting.
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:23 PM
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90. It looks like a typical, organized campaign (from Obama or republicans, I can't tell)
Edited on Sat Feb-23-08 07:23 PM by bigtree
. . . despicable tactic. The only remedy is for Hillary's campaign to stay resolute and keep fighting forward.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:26 PM
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94. I believe it's the Republicans. I don't think Obama would stoop so low.
It is and has been a Republican tactic for many years, and the link to Michelle Malkin further suggests that this is the same swift-boating group we've heard before.
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:35 PM
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101. Pssst...Operation Unhinged is now officially over.
Please monitor your email accounts closely for the next attack word.
That is all.


:tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat: :tinfoilhat:
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:41 PM
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111. I thought it was over, too, but some of them don't want to let it die.
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maximusveritas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:53 PM
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115. You are aware that this makes you a suspect also, don't you?
That's right, hands against the wall.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 07:56 PM
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116. Absolutely! In fact, it's probably outed me for good.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:09 PM
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120. Hey yardwork..You're famous!
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:12 PM
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122. I know! I'm just totally psyched!
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:14 PM
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124. You should be! You're totally on the Greatest!
:toast:
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:16 PM
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127. I don't know how it happened. My threads always sink like stones.
I had to kick this one a million times to keep it afloat! lol!
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workinclasszero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:14 PM
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123. Anybody using the word "unhinged" in a post this evening is suspect.
Unhinged, unhinged, unhinged!

Are you going to turn me into the thought police now?? :rofl:

Censorship much? :eyes:
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-23-08 08:15 PM
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126. No, but I could try to turn you into a newt, if you like.
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