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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:41 PM
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Is it my imagination, or has a "no criticism of the deal" policy now been estabished?
Are all DU'ers now expected to blindly defend this or shut up?

All the progressive threads on this are being locked or deleted.
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:42 PM
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1. more than likely this one will be too n/t
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:42 PM
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2. This will soon go down the memory hole for "continuation of a locked topic"
but people can be left to draw their own conclusions.

Have a nice night, Ken.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:43 PM
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6. Just lamenting the death of any semblance of free speech here on DU
n/t.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:43 PM
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3. I think it has more to do with all the misinformation floating around
this past hour. People reacting to shit that's not in the deal.

There's plenty to actually be pissed off about, though. If those get locked, then you have a point.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:43 PM
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4. Apparently it's now OK to call people "haters," though. n/t
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:44 PM
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7. +1000000000000000000000000000
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:44 PM
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:thumbsup:
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:51 PM
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22. Yeah calling people "haters" seems to be OK. nt
:thumbsdown:
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cantbeserious Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:43 PM
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5. Yes - I Have Seen Several Threads Locked
eom
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TeaBagsAreForCups Donating Member (320 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:44 PM
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8. Not your imagination...
... it's been quite the spectacle to behold, actually.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:44 PM
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9. k
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:44 PM
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10. Do you want a tissue? eom
:cry:
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:45 PM
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12. Need some toilet paper?
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:45 PM
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11. No. THe rules are pretty clear..you can't call Obama a republican
Other disappointment threads are surviving OK in GD.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:48 PM
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18. So,
people can't speak the truth here anymore? Obama is NOT a Democrat. That is beyond obvious.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:48 PM
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19. Really? SInce when? We can't call him what he now obviously is?
Great. Just great.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:58 PM
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33. If DU had existed in 1972, I'd hate to think the restrictions DU would put in place
About what we could and couldn't call "Democrats For Nixon".
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:46 PM
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13. Obviously. No one can say anything bad about BO or the shitty deal. The bar set for him is too high!
:eyes:

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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:56 PM
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30. Those last words were a direct quote from a MOD?
Excuse me, but mods aren't supposed to take sides on the issues in the threads.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:46 PM
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14. No, it's more like we're saying: "Patience, grasshopper!"
Why get hysterical about a deal whose details aren't even known yet?
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:46 PM
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15. Recommend
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:47 PM
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16. No slashes to Medicare, did not touch SS, and Medicaid is still intact!
Edited on Sun Jul-31-11 08:49 PM by Tx4obama
Ya can't criticize that part.

Edited to add:

AND the Bush tax cuts are being left untouched, meaning they WILL expire December 31, 2012!

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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:55 PM
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27. The chickenshit bastards didn't name what will be cut.
Three trillion can be hacked out of the gov't without cuts to these programs?




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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:55 PM
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28. If he caved on the Tax Cuts in 2010, he'll cave on them every time
Obama never wanted the rich to pay there share. He backs the suites against the streets.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:48 PM
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:50 PM
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20. That's a disgusting word and I cannot believe you used it here! n/t
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:54 PM
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26. I hate the word myself, but a bunch of asteriks would not change ...
the way my President is frequently spoken of on this board.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:59 PM
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35. I never called him anything like that
nor did anyone else who posted a thread that's been locked tonight. And you know damn well that the criticism of Obama on the part of the Left has nothing to do with race.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:50 PM
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21. Bullshit. I see plenty of progressive threads. I see whiny little hateful brats getting their posts
locked.
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:51 PM
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23. But posts calling DUers whiny little hateful brats can sit forever. Those are A-OK. n/t
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:54 PM
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25. but calling out posters as "haters" seems to be allowed. nt
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:51 PM
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24. Moderation without an explanation that explicity refers to DU rules is problematic
The rules are the rules and we agree to abide by them when we join. So, I have no problem if an existing rule is cited and a thread locked or deleted. However, locking a thread and stating a personal opinion rather than citing a DU rule is outside the bounds of the job of moderator. I appreciate that it can be a difficult job, especially when some posts come down to a judgment call. However, sticking to the rules of the board is paramount to effective moderation.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:55 PM
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29. maybe it has more to do with the rules. calling out adm, or calling people names
just a guess since i havent been on the board and just stepped into it with you thread.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:56 PM
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31. We've been hosed.
The deal sucks only SLIGHTLY less than letting the Dollar go down the toilet.
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blkmusclmachine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:57 PM
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32. Something stinks, that's for sure.
n/t
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:58 PM
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34. Try doing it without calling President Obama a Republican. n/t
Edited on Sun Jul-31-11 08:58 PM by LoZoccolo
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-11 08:59 PM
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36. OK.
There is not even a plausible alternate reality where this might be appropriate.

Locking.

NYC_SKP, DU Moderator
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