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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:47 AM
Original message
Be careful of trolls sowing dissent...
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 11:06 AM by SidDithers
a recently locked post by someone claiming to be black and not voting for Obama gives a good illustration of why we should be careful of believing what we read.

The post:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I'm Black and I will not be voting for Obama in 2012...Here's Why.

I've been a long time reader here but have never had any interest in commenting until recently. I was appalled and disheartened by a poll that showed that most blacks (90%+) would be happy to re-elect Obama :puke:. Personally, i think it's embarrassing and so i just wanted to let those out there know that not every black thinks this way...and certainly not any of my family members.

So i just wanted to let you all know that my family and I, as things stand, will NOT be voting for Obama in '12. That is, unless he learns to stand up to his abuser, and in essence stand up for principles, and not just instinctively capitulate to anything and everything every time to republicans. My cousin pointed out yesterday that it was as if Obama has a slave's mentality, shackled to his "massa's" bidding -- too afraid to fight out of fear of another 'shilacking'.

Anyway, i just wanted to give my 2cents on the matter. Most of my family are starting to feel a real challenger for Obama might be a good alternative.

But here is hoping Obama genuinely rediscovers the Left and those who put him in office, and not just when campaign season is around the corner.


Accompanied by a picture of a very cute baby.



Only problem is, the picture of the baby is a stock photo easily found by doing a google image search for "cute black baby", which is the actual name of the file.

The good news is that the poster was quickly pizza'd. Kudos to the mods and admins for weeding out crap like that.

Sid


Edit: fixed link to go to OP rather than Skinner's reply.
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stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:51 AM
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1. IBTL but good point
Note that the mods will lock this because you are not supposed to rehash stuff from a locked thread, but your point is spot on.

I've also noticed other things, like people supposedly disagreeing with Obama from a left perspective but talking about the "Democrat" President and "Democrat" Party.

It makes me wonder who is who around here, particularly when polls are showing Obama with extremely high support among Democrats in general and Liberals in particular.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:57 AM
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5. If it's locked, then the mods have my apologies for adding to their workload...
but I thought it was good example of what is being done by people who don't share Democratic goals.

Sid
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guruoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:02 AM
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10. It needs to be said. nt
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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 03:25 PM
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44. Looked like garbage when I read it, and I do believe there are plenty
troublemakers taking advantage of Democratic anger. They are posting the most scurrilous attacks and name calling of the President. It is disgusting how easily some fall prey to those
threads. THey get rec'ed and positive comments. Must make those Free Republic trolls laugh their asses off how easily duped we are on DU.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:04 AM
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young but wise Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:51 AM
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2. Disgusting.
That baby is beautiful.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:53 AM
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3. DU mods deserve Congressional Medals for putting up
with so much shit.

:applause: :standing O: :applause:


To the Mods :toast:
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:57 AM
Response to Reply #3
31. On this - we completely agree!
and I'm glad.

The mods/admin are incredible.

:grouphug:
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:53 AM
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4. Good Catch
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 10:54 AM by DemocratSinceBirth
I am always suspicious of folks who announce their race, income, residence, et cetera on the net ; especially without context.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:00 AM
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8. All credit to another DU'er...
who told me it was a stock photo in an IM.

Sid
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guruoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:58 AM
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6. K&R...
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:58 AM
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7. That Baby Looks Like My "Surrogate Dad's" Great Granddaughter
And talk of "massa" and "shilacking" borders on caricature...
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:00 AM
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9. sickening.
Folks, this is what group think is all about. If you are inclined to agree with something, you are more likely to fall for tricks like this. Please keep a critical eye.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:04 AM
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12. The first sentence immediately raises a flag for me......
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 11:04 AM by marmar
..... Why is it so essential for the poster to declare that he/she is black right away? He/she could have been a little less obvious.

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guruoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:05 AM
Response to Reply #12
13. The
pros are not so obvious
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #13
40. That's for sure
There are some veterans here who are exceedingly good at their messages designed to do nothing more than sow discontent.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:09 AM
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16. Because Polling Suggests African Americans Are Overwhelmingly Supportive Of The Pres.
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 11:25 AM by DemocratSinceBirth
It's true, of course. But there are exceptions. Allen West (R) Florida is African American and a Tea Bagger...




on edit- R oopssss...
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:11 AM
Response to Reply #16
18. 88% approval rating the most recent poll I saw.
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 12:38 PM
Response to Reply #18
34. And polls since Obama's walk on the supply side?
What do they say? Everyone quotes polls from BEFORE he threw us to the lions.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 02:45 PM
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:11 AM
Response to Reply #16
20. R-Florida, right?
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:13 AM
Response to Reply #20
22. I Was In Ft. Lauderdale During His Campaign
I would see his suppoters have impromptu rallies with American and Israeli flags.
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Dokkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:12 AM
Response to Reply #12
21. and a picture of a baby?
what was that supposed to mean?
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:23 AM
Response to Reply #21
27. To Substantiate His Claim He's Black
.
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:47 PM
Response to Reply #12
49. This sentence should have done it even for the most clueless white person
"Personally, i think it's embarrassing and so i just wanted to let those out there know that not every black thinks this way"

"Not every black?" :wtf: What black person refers to themselves that way?? "Not every black." That is not the way a black person would refer talk about his/herself. That's the way that a non black (probably white) person would refer to themselves in an ATTEMPT to portray themselves as black.

Disgusting, hilarious and quite pitiful all at the same time.
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ampad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:01 PM
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59. Thank you, thank you and thank you
That is the one line that stood out to me. Umm sorry folks but that is not how black people refer to themselves. I was laughing so hard at the die hard Obama haters rushing in to congratulate the "black" that I cried. I showed it to my white husband and all he could muster was a shake of his head.

As you stated down thread black folks have that built in bull shit alarm, we know our own, yes even on the internets.

I would ask that all those that took the bait please refrain from saying what you think black people will do if Obama is challenged. If you fall for this type of BS then you obviously have no idea what black people are thinking.
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 03:37 PM
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95. Girl,
I used to show my husband things here. He is white too, and Australian. I had to wrestle the keyboard away from him on more than a few occasions following the Prop 8 and some other, very similar discussions.

Things have gotten so absurd around here lately that I don't show him anything anymore. I'm sure that he thinks I'm crazy enough already. :)
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-10 05:49 AM
Response to Reply #59
104. i respect your "opinion"...
Edited on Sun Dec-19-10 06:01 AM by bliss_eternal
...and you're certainly entitled to your beliefs.

but i (and other) people of color, on this board have used that statement, frequently...i've also used it in reference to my sex--particularly when attempting to shoot down some dumb stereotype about an entire group.

imo, it isn't particularly helpful to broadbrush one's own racial group. :( it just makes it harder, for some of us to argue we aren't some monolith.

all black people don't write or express themselves exactly the same way, on-line or off.




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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:50 AM
Response to Reply #49
78. Bingo!!!!
:thumbsup:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-10 05:33 AM
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103. Deleted message
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RichGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-10 05:23 AM
Response to Reply #12
102. A republican trying to sound like a democrat...
...is always good for some belly laughs! They think that their definition of us is accurate.

Ignorance gives them away every time.

Also being consistently critical. I've been around democrats all my life so I know there are always arguements and disagreements...because unlike republicans, we are not sheep and think for ourselves, etc. But, when someone criticizes everything...then I'm wary. Especially when something good happens and they have to find fault with even that. Or those who have to pop into any positive thread just to add their negative two cents. They are either trolls or they are just unpleasant people who do nothing but complain and I'm grateful I don't know them personally.

P.S. I am a white woman. I can prove it by showing you videos of me giving birth to a white child. AND...I think that Sarah Palin is not fit to run a McDonalds let alone the country. There.....

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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:06 AM
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14. Thanks for the heads up.
Sowing dissent by using little kids makes my blood boil. And the racist language...a dead giveaway.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:07 AM
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15. k/r before the lock - good catch
Too bad people are so keyed up to jump on the "I'm not voting for Obama" bandwagon.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:09 AM
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17. So the poster's baby is a STOCK PHOTO!?!? Sounds rather "Freedom Worksy"
doesn't it?

There's a long history of this kind of pot stirring coming from the right.

Thanks for catching this.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:11 AM
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:17 AM
Response to Reply #19
24. You Have To Allow For The Fact That Said Poster Might Be A "Useful Idiot"
.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:55 AM
Response to Reply #24
30. Oops!
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 11:56 AM by Cirque du So-What
Self-censored.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:17 AM
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23. DUers don't need trolls to sow dissent
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:20 AM
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25. I don't understand the purpose of the photo
By posting the photo of the baby, is the troll trying to prove he/she is black?

Weird.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:26 AM
Response to Reply #25
28. Pls See Post 27
His ruse might have worked better without it. He probably saw the need because he was a low count poster with little opportunity to establish himself.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:20 AM
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26. Thanks for saying what needs to be said (explicitly).
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 11:21 AM by jefferson_dem
:thumbsup:

I hope the admins/mods get more aggressive in ferreting out the disruptors.
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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:08 PM
Response to Reply #26
46. +1000
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 11:39 AM
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29. well, it IS a cute baby.
Good job by the mods.

There is growing dissatisfaction with the president, mainly because of his willingness to do deals that we think are unthinkable. But, underlying that feeling is a hope that he can and will do what is best for the country. To that end, I think standing up to the hostage takers would benefit him and the country. But it remains up to him to learn that lesson.

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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 12:03 PM
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32. not necessarily a republican troll...
could be a sockpuppet of someone Pepped and Mushed.

some of those have been here for years as Democrats, but suddenly got all loco in the head and say repuglican things
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 12:32 PM
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33. Oh, my, the suckers in that thread
People need to think a little, looks like.
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No Passaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 12:39 PM
Response to Reply #33
35. bunch of morons
probably waiting for any anti-Obama thread to pop up and hit recommend
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:03 PM
Response to Reply #33
37. I Wanted To Call Bullshit On It But I Didn't Want To Get A "Shellackin" From His Admirers
.
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:59 PM
Response to Reply #37
51. Indeed. He was welcomed with open arms.
No wonder we're "infested"
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:04 AM
Response to Reply #51
77. To be fair, there were far more replies against the OP in that thread. A meager handful supporting..
and one of those very suspect.

I'm not seeing "welcomed with open arms."
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 02:12 PM
Response to Reply #77
92. "Fair" left the building a long time ago...
"Seeing," it would seem, is in the eye of the beholder. Would-be trolls are thriving in the current environment.
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BklnDem75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 03:39 AM
Response to Reply #33
68. Speaks volumes, doesn't it?
Obvious trolls getting high fives and greeted with recs.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 12:44 PM
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36. The giveaway phrase: "slave's mentality, shackled to his "massa's" bidding"
shows the poster went too far in trying to convince anyone. It's also one of the most insulting things I've seen written against President Obama.
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OhioBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #36
64. I found that pretty disgusting as well. n/t
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:03 PM
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38. Thanks Sid.
:thumbsup:
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political_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:38 PM
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39. K and R. Good to know. Kudos for your sharp eye.
:thumbsup:
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 02:32 PM
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41. Agreed...a lot of people pushing conservative policy masquerading as Democrats
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 02:41 PM
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42. Glad I missed that garbage. I wasn't shocked by a few of
those that so readily agreed with that BS
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:54 PM
Response to Reply #42
50. I know. It makes you sick to your stomach, doesn't it?? Folks just RUSHING to
believe whatever bullshit they can put out about the president. And if the person doing the criticizing has a bit of "tint" to his skin (or we're led to believe that he does), that makes it all the more delicious.

I strongly believe that there are plenty of folks here mad as HELL that black folks still support this president so highly. The rush to validate this crap and prop up the 10-12% of blacks who don't support this president as opposed to the almost 90% that do says it all.
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political_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:09 PM
Response to Reply #50
62. My thoughts exactly.
That's why folks cannot ignore the race angle in this subject matter. After all, there are trolls preying upon the issue of race, racism and the vitriol against Mr. Obama in order to sow discontent against the POTUS. It's disgusting, cruel and shameless. The worst part is that the appeal of that post was in trying to punish the Black folks who supported the President and to show that their support was misguided.

Cynicism at its best--especially in the use of dogwhistles. :grr: :(
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:04 PM
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45. Kick, Rec. n/t.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:10 PM
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47. K&R
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 05:44 PM
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48. I gotta say, it takes nerves of steel to pretend to be black, even on the Internet
Black folks have built in BS detectors which we are quick to turn on EACH OTHER if we think someone is spouting some bullshit.

With all of the inside jokes and particular nuances of black culture, you'd have to be really smart or really bold to try and pretend to be black.

Having said that, I'm not at all surprised that piece of BS OP got the recs that it got before Skinner shut it down. But I'm willing to bet that not a single rec came from a bona fide black person or anyone who knows or is interested in our community.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 05:06 AM
Response to Reply #48
71. I See It A Lot On The ESPN NBA Board
Edited on Sun Dec-12-10 05:09 AM by DemocratSinceBirth
White kids pretending to be black and then starting threads that begin with " I Am Black And Conservative". "I Am Black And Don't Support Obama" et cetera. It's hilarious.

No race is monolithic in their views. There are black folks on every point of the ideological plane, though the overwhelming majority are close to one point. That being said the OP was definitely a poseur and a troll. He/she/it could use a good "shellackin"

The fact that some here were so easily and willfully misled is depressing..
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:56 AM
Response to Reply #48
80. Holler. I know I have one. Have always had one. That is why it is
impossible for haters and stalkers to rattle me. Bless their hearts though. :evilgrin: Most seem to have given up.
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 03:42 PM
Response to Reply #80
96. I know exactly what you're talking about, Big Kahuna.
Isn't it great when they finally realize that you give less than two shits about them and they finally move on to bother other people?? :rofl:
:pals:
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shellgame26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:03 PM
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52. cheap ploy
They didn't even have to include the fake baby for any thinking person to see that this was completely bogus! Probably hatched up over at that rubber room otherwise known as hillaryis44.com
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Union Scribe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 06:15 PM
Response to Reply #52
53. Or maybe it was a false flag to justify threads like this
and the witch hunt atmosphere it contributes to.
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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:54 PM
Response to Reply #53
54. WItch hunt or troll hunt? I think the latter.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 07:58 PM
Response to Reply #54
55. They are everywhere......including on DU!
Edited on Sat Dec-11-10 07:58 PM by FrenchieCat
I better check this thread!
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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:10 PM
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57. it's been getting more apparent
I've noticed those that set themselves up as is a Dem...then interestingly try and post the most inane of complaints, magnifying and attempting to create some sort of a black hole of despair. There is a regular pattern going on.
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Union Scribe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 10:31 PM
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63. Yep, what other explanation could there be?
I mean, are we seriously to believe that people disagree with you and aren't Republicans? How absurd. To be safe, everyone who disagrees with you should be banned.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:52 AM
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Union Scribe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 01:03 PM
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89. You do know I wasn't replying to you, right?
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:30 PM
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58. ...
:rofl:

Sid
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:27 PM
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BklnDem75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 03:50 AM
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69. Mmmmnope! Don't believe in conspiracy theories
I think I'll side with the OP and the majority on this one. Obvious troll was a little too obvious.
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Union Scribe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 04:01 AM
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70. Just to be clear, I don't think so either.
My point was that once people start launching conspiracy theories and recriminations that involve groups of posters rather than individual dopes like the one who got banned, then it can quickly inflate beyond the significance of such an individual's presence, short-lived as it was, and lead to an overall negative environment where disagreement becomes proof of membership in some GOP invasion force.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 05:22 AM
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72. I Don't Think The Troll Was Necessarily A Repug. He Probably Was Of The Left
What offends me is he was intentionally trying to create a false impression that black folks don't support the president when the empirical evidence suggests the overwhelming majority of them do.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:33 PM
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99. I think so too...
Edited on Sun Dec-12-10 10:34 PM by SidDithers
probably a zombie of someone who keeps coming back, like arcadian. Someone like that.

Sid
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 08:07 PM
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56. Unfortunately, Posts Pointing This Out Are Locked Much More Frequently Than Troll Posts
:shrug:
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:58 PM
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61. hmm. Like Sarah Palin's stock bear photo, those pukes are so originallll nt
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 01:33 AM
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65. i knew i had seen that pic before, is there anyone who didn't think this was a Troll
when reading that thread ?
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 08:59 AM
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76. The posters who patted him/her on the back in solidarity. n/t
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:20 AM
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84. One wonders how many of the back-patters
are also sock puppets.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 01:37 AM
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 02:14 AM
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67. 'Sowing dissent' is disturbingly Orwellian. nt
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 05:25 AM
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73. I Didn't Know Orwell Invented Provocateurs
.
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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 06:37 AM
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74. thank you ...
the trolling on here has certainly stepped us the past two years and nice that the the admins are leaving this up so awareness can be raised.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 08:00 AM
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75. It is a cute baby
so it's a well titled picture.

Sid, most of us know quite well who the trolls are but thanks for the extra concern.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:19 AM
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83. and the op of that other thread
is a well titled troll.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:27 AM
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85. Just trying to do my bit, tavalon...
sometimes posters have trouble identifying trolls, whether they're from the left or the right.

Sid
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:57 AM
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81. Note: Poster could be parent of baby AND it could be a stock photo.
They're not mutually exclusive.

Completely unlikely but not exclusive.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:18 AM
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82. Probability is essentially zero
1) The image was posted to the a web page in October 2009. The baby is more than a year older now, assuming that the image was taken immediately before being posted. User was fairly new to DU. Would most likely post a recent picture of child, not one more than a year old.

2) It appears to have been originally posted on a pro-life baby site (the earliest date I could find for it), although it is not identified with any individual in the story. Leftist pro-lifer on DU? Even more unlikely. Given lack of identification in story, was probably a stock image even in Oct. 2009.

The probability that this is real is so low as to be essentially zero.

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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:28 AM
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86. Agreed.
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Dream Girl Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:58 AM
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87. Keep trying...
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Dream Girl Donating Member (153 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 11:59 AM
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88. They are all over the place
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 01:26 PM
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90. Let's not forget to alert on potential trolls...
and the obvious one's should be a no-brainer..... :hi:

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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 01:42 PM
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91. Thanks for that

:-)
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 02:14 PM
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93. Recommended.
Excellent post, Sid. :applause:
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 03:12 PM
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94. Wasn't it Quayle's Creepy Son who did something similar in a campaign ad
had some kids as if they were his own. yeah, he may not have outright claimed they were his, but that was what he was trying to make it seem as.

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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 04:21 PM
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97. locking
Please do not continue locked threads.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:23 PM
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98. Phantom lock...
:P

Sid
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:44 PM
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100. Typical GOP Psy-Ops - Think "Latinos for Reform" - Attacks From The Left...
...funded by the right.
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bliss_eternal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-10 03:54 AM
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101. wow...
...really sorry i missed this bit of excitement.

at the same time, if i may provide a bit of personal caution:
beware "anyone" on-line that seems to feel the need to speak for others, to speak from the perspective of having a certain authority which allows them to "speak for" an entire group of people--whether an entire sex, gender, race, political stance, minority group, etc.

i see lots of broad-brushing and "attempts to speak for all" on this board--sadly by people who seem to think they are entitled to speak for the entire group. :( :shrug: my guess is their insecurity makes them feel they need to speak for the group, because speaking for themselves just isn't sufficient.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-19-10 07:28 AM
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105. Locking...
the previous lock did not occur. Glitch in the system.

Please folks, remember to alert on potential trolls, thanks!

Ras
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