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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:15 AM
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I didn't realize there were a lot of ASSHOLES on DU.
n/t
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Kiouni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:16 AM
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1. any reason why your upset?
I dont get it
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:17 AM
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4. Hi, shadowknows69 here
and I'm probably an asshole to someone. Nice to meet you though.
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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:17 AM
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2. ...
Edited on Thu Nov-23-06 01:17 AM by MazeRat7
:popcorn: 3...2...1 :nuke:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:17 AM
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:17 AM
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5. now you do. you will be better prepared. representive of the real
world
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boolean Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:17 AM
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6. LOL!
Edited on Thu Nov-23-06 01:19 AM by boolean
:rofl:

Best. Thread. EVAR!!!

It's succinct, isn't it?
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:18 AM
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7. Would you like to follow that up with a swan song?
That's kind of how it works around here.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:21 AM
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10. Not really. They know who they are.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:26 AM
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14. "They" do, do they?
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:10 AM
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41. ...
:spray:
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hsher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:29 AM
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20. Agreed
The mods need to do a purge and tombstone a few of them. I personally think they're Freeper lurkers awaiting then inciting, just like sleeper cells. I don't care how many of them have more than 1000 posts. That's irrelevant. They sound like Freepers, act like Freepers, incite like Freepers, and in my opinion they ARE Freepers. It's the same cast of dummies doing it everytime - and have you noticed they always show up on threads simultaneously, and gang up on the good posters? (No, not me. On the really COOL posters. I'm sick of it.) I could name them here, but I won't. As Cat Girl said so eloquently, they know who the fuck they are.

All they're doing is inciting anger and high passions here on DU so they can link to them from FR and run back to FR posting them. "See? See? They're not perfect, either! See? Dems can be bigoted too!" Notice the kinds of questions they're posting. Not Democrat questions AT ALL.

We need to make a silent pact as DUers to shun and shut them out cold like the Amish do interlopers, and not even reply when one of them opens up and posts something. 100%, 20 degree radio silence.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:36 AM
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27. I wouldn't say tombstone them.
I say put them in the corner. :)
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hsher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:02 AM
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38. None are on this thread so far
Busy inciting on other people's I guess. Or saying hi to their friends who know them over on FR.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:18 AM
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44. Will you let us know when "they" show up?
:shrug:
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:19 AM
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8. Sorry to hear about it.
Though I'm not surprised.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:21 AM
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9. I would not feel so all alone
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:24 AM
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11. Are you talkin' to me? nt
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:45 AM
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49. because i don't see anybody else here
so are you talkin to me?
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:25 AM
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12. cat_girl25, I love you!
Edited on Thu Nov-23-06 01:27 AM by Hissyspit
:hug:

:hug:

:hug:

Just ignore the Michael Richards threads, or is it the draft threads, or...

Happy Thanksgiving! Come hang out in this thread http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... and then come to my house and have brined turkey with plum stuffing and red velvet ice cream cake!

IBTL, by the way. :P
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:32 AM
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22. Thanks for the love, hissyspit!
Back atcha! I've been trying my best to ignore but it's hard. :hi:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:26 AM
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13. group dynamics-use ignore
Edited on Thu Nov-23-06 01:27 AM by madrchsod
or use my cuddly little bovine
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:32 AM
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23. Cute!
:)
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Tommy_J Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:26 AM
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15. Ya know, funny that you would mention that

but I was just thinking the same thing after surfing through the 9/11 forum. Have you noticed how the explosives conspiracy folks act to people that don't buy in?
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:27 AM
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16. There are 98,418 members of DU
There's bound to be some assholes amoung the lot
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madmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:30 AM
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21. There are exactly 98,417 assholes
Edited on Thu Nov-23-06 01:33 AM by madmusic
Now everyone can introvert and wonder if they are they lone non-asshole. Or not.

EDIT fixed title
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:27 AM
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17. cat_girl...!
:loveya:

:yourock:

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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:34 AM
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24. No, love.
:yourock: is reserved for you! Keep up the good work!
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:36 AM
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28. ....you flatter me.
:blush: :grouphug:
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:27 AM
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18. Here's my theory on that
Edited on Thu Nov-23-06 01:29 AM by blogslut
Leaving out the actual, physiological one that each human is born with, there are two kinds of assholes:

The self-admitted kind and the self righteous kind.

I'm okay with the self-admitted kind. I know many of them. They will tell you: "I know. I'm an asshole."

The self righteous ones never get it. They go around, constantly wondering why people are so mad at them. They take umbrage at any and all criticism. They spew their assholisms and sincerely feel victimized when others call them on it.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:34 AM
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26. Oh yeah!
The self-righteous ones. You got that right!
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:37 AM
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29. I do not like the self-admitted kind at all
the idea is, if a person does something really mean, others will say to them 'you a$$hole!!' And they will knock it off, and/or apologize and generally stop being such an a$$hole.
But the self-admitted kind take it as a joke. They think it's funny to do mean things and to be called an a$$hole. They won't stop when called on it. They just say 'yeah, I know. Ha ha ha.' So you cannot stop their bad behaviour by verbally calling them on it. It takes legal or physical action, which is usually too difficult and/or dangerous.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:50 AM
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36. I understand
Many times, the self-admitted asshole delights in his/her assholiness.

I suppose it it all depends on what one expects from people. I will say that the self-admitted assholes I know personally do make an effort to curb their behavior. I am delightfully surprised when they behave in a normal, civil manner.

One must also realize that the anonymity of the Internet allows for one to act the asshole more easliy. If the asshole were in a physical setting, the fear of getting his/her asshole ass beat would factor into the equation.
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:28 AM
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19. That must be why they gave us the "Ignore" feature.
I never use it myself. In fact, when I think someone is an asshole, I look up all their posts so I can make fun of them! (If only to myself!) Then I feel better.

Oh, God! Maybe I'M ONE OF THE ASSHOLES!
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boolean Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:38 AM
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32. I tried to use Ignore once...
It just doesn't work. I can't stand to not know what's written under that mysterious "Ignored" banner....It drives me crazy. It was mostly an experiment on my part, to see if I'd be able to handle it, but alas.....I just gotta *****KNOW*****!
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:34 AM
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25. cat_girl, you need a hug
Plus, I know what else you need! :woohoo:



Will you call me tomorrow morning if you have a minute? We're up about 8 AM Pacific.
Julie
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:38 AM
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30. OMG! You did it now, Julie!
Come to me baby! LOL!

<cat_girl faints>
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:38 AM
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31. We all have assholes, sometimes people need an enema though :)
:rofl:
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:40 AM
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33. Do you have a link to a particular thread that drew you to this conclusion?
It sounds pretty juicy..... :D
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dubykc Donating Member (321 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:45 AM
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34. I fully admit I'm an asshole but I don't think I have...
been one on DU.....yet.

My wife says I am a triple Scorpio, which, according to her, equates to triple-asshole.

I suppose she's right.
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Kiouni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:08 AM
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40. I'm with you
Im more of an asshole on the road then i am here.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:49 AM
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35. I can't wait for the guilty conscious brigade posting all of their
"Are you talking about me?" comments. LOL LOL LOL!!!

I empathize will you cat... :pals:

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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 01:52 AM
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37. I think the trolls have gotten over their two week stupor over election defeat, and are
mounting a new offensive.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:04 AM
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39. On Table Talk, we used trolls to hone our arguments.
They can be quite useful tools.
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:12 AM
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42. When it comes down to race I totally agree cat_girl25
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:18 AM
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43. Yup. There can sure be a lot.
I am sure that someone or another has thought "asshole" at me once or twice, but try to at least be humane. This latest has been only surpassed by stuff posted during another recent middle-eastern event that I can't write about in GD.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:21 AM
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45. Yep. I remember that one.
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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:28 AM
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46. My Ignore file is full of them .. n/t
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:42 AM
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47. Don't let the turkeys get you down. Hit the X and ignore
Some people are just beyond hope...
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:43 AM
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48. trust me, catgirl
Edited on Thu Nov-23-06 02:44 AM by pitohui
there are a lot of expletive deleted holes EVERYWHERE on this troubled planet

fuck, this is a site where i suspect i, the mild mannered and yet female clark kent, is ranked as one of the prime ass holes -- in other words if you can't hack it here, it's gonna be rough
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 02:51 AM
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50. visit the yahoo messageboards for a day
DU is nothing compared to that assholewise.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-23-06 03:05 AM
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