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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:24 AM
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Slow news day in GD! They're bored, so hey y'all, let's pick on Texas
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Christ on a crutch. At least the OP admits to it being a slow news day, so hey let's have a Texas Bashing party!

dg
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Baby Snooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:43 AM
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1. Try this...
Post a reply and just put in "fuck off" which is what was usually in the immediate reply in the posts of mine that were deleted yesterday. Must work magic with the moderators.

At least they didn't restrict it to just Texas. And the joke about Sarah Palin needing a passport is funny.
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:42 PM
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2. Another occasion where I am (mildly) surprised by the OP.
Edited on Sat May-02-09 12:48 PM by Lady Effingbroke
Which goes to show how pervasive the "hate on Texas" attitude has become.

I think this country is and has been engaged in a cold civil war for quite some time now, as evidenced by the endless region bashing on this site among many others. Sadly, many of the bullies and bigots know not of what they speak because they have never visited the regions they spew their venom and bile upon. If they did, perhaps they would not be so quick to condemn.

Edited to add: Since this latest outbreak of region bashing erupted I have put so many people on ignore that, for me, reading threads on this site will soon not be worthwhile or comprehensible.

Oh well.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:52 PM
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7. I know the OP personally
& I was shocked.

dg
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:28 PM
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9. Until that post the OP seemed unlikely to engage in cheap shots and regional bigotry.
Considering where they live, they have precious little high ground on which to stand.

Guess it just goes to show.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 04:30 PM
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10. no kidding nt
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:55 PM
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3. Here's the rule
on future alerts. Alert with, "Regional bigotry".

That was the reason given for the well deserved lock.

Liberal bigots :eyes:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:42 PM
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4. Down with regional bigotry!
Yes it got locked!

Good job folks!

Sonia
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:13 PM
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5. I've started using those threads to fill up my ignore list
starting with whoever started the thread and working my way down to all those who agree with the OP and continue the hatred. I figure if they are all going to gather in one spot, I might as well put it to use and ignore them in one swipe.
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:35 AM
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13. Me too.
I didn't even have an ignore list until the latest round of bashing began.

Sadly, after all is said and done, there will probably be very few not on ignore.

Such is the caliber of poster that this site attracts.
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Aragorn Donating Member (784 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:24 PM
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6. think about this first
OK, I am a Texan who is so liberal I have been protested by the local VFW 3 times (my neighbors tell me - I was at work). I also embrace the pacifist side of "not necessarily knowing everything" so I am hesitant to enforce said approach on others - it would be hypocritical. Get it so far?

So if you ignore ALL posts from anyone who disagrees on a certain issue, or shows ignorance on a certain issue, you may shut out instructive conversation on other issues. For sure you get less info on an opposing view.

If you want to avoid hypocrisy of your own, consider this.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:54 PM
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8. So we should allow ourselves to be abused by the bigots & bullies on DU?
Because maybe in the future they **might** have something worthwhile to say? Um, no offense, but fuck that.

This is supposed to be a haven for liberals & progressives & "regional bigotry" is not something true liberals or progressives should tolerate.

dg
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Nicole Lambeth Donating Member (419 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:08 AM
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11. thanks for getting that thread locked.
I am getting really tired of those bash Texas threads. At some point, "fuck off" is the perfect response.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 08:24 AM
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12. Keep hitting "alert" on those BS threads
One of these days they'll get the hint.

dg
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:20 AM
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14. If that fails..
the OP can usually be *inspired* to offer up a few flames.
They must already be pissed off if they are looking for a fight from Texans. Doesn't take much.
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