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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 01:32 AM

 

Dear Skinner, when may we expect Manny Goldstein back?

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by In_The_Wind (a host of the General Discussion forum).

Now that "purgatory" is being emptied, how about some even-handedness and bring back valuable contributors like Manny?

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Reply Dear Skinner, when may we expect Manny Goldstein back? (Original post)
Betty Karlson Mar 2016 OP
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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 01:33 AM

1. K&R.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 01:42 AM

2. Or at least Third Way Manny

 


Although, frankly, I think I still have both Mannys on ignore anyway, so I don't mind him coming back.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:04 AM

3. No. He wasn't out because of 5 hides. He was PPR'd.

And it was an excellent call by the admins.

His posts were not "valuable." They were little more than hateful, ugly sarcasm invariably aimed at Democrats, particulary Obama and Hillary. He was the epitome of a troll.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:10 AM

4. Bullshit. nt.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:11 AM

5. Ditto the bullshit.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:22 AM

13. 3x

I'm catching the wave too!

Sometimes third way hubris can't be taken seriously.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:54 AM

56. +10,000 nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:17 AM

8. Bull.

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:22 AM

14. .

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:23 AM

16. The same could be argued about more than a few who have returned from purgatory.

 

They too had 5 hides; and were full of hate, and sarcasm, aimed at Democrats (particularly Bernie Sanders).

Are they not the "epitome of a troll"?

This is hypocrisy. Even-handed means both sides get a reprieve, not just one.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:34 AM

28. Those MIRT members that planned off-site to get members hidden here should have been PPR'd

as well. That was beyond sickening.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:37 AM

31. And of course requests to do so were met with the sound of crickets.

 

Because of "even-handed" approach or something.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:39 AM

33. Yes.

Disappointing to see that certain members were/are valued so much more than others.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:38 AM

32. "I'd love to turn Bonobo or cali into the quivering little chickenshits they are."

 



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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:44 AM

35. I have to admit, I have complete contempt for those people and always will after seeing their

vile hate campaign and all those screenshots. It was nauseating - and so are they. That not a single fuck was given to all of this - when long-term, loyal people here were targeted was not only disappointing, but told me a lot about just who is actually wanted here. They should just ban those they don't actually want posting and stop taking the money that many have paid for so many years. Clearly, the years of posts and contributions made for discussion don't matter - unless you're on the right side.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:44 AM

36. I have to ask:

 

When the site admins invited these folks back, was it a heavy-handed effort to chase and hide-alert-stalk Bernie supporters away from the site? Seems a bit like what the CUP did in 1915 when trying to deal with the Armenian insurgencies around Van: open the prison gates and let things happen.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:53 AM

52. Well, I don't imagine the alert-stalking is going to do much, if so

 

Seeing as it would appear to have no effect other than locking a person out of a thread now

Also, most of these inmates can't serve on juries while they're rocking 5+ hides.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:56 AM

63. And this one .......

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:57 AM

65. Wow.

That's pretty blatant. I'm not aware of these other sites so...

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:50 AM

129. yikes, I need each and evveryone of these people on my ignore list.

I don't know who they all are. But I don't want to interact with anyone like that.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:44 AM

166. As far as I know, Skinner has never banned anyone for what they said off site.

 

His reasons for Manny and L0onix was clearly stated.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12599266#post1

He's even opened up to asking for examples of Hillary supporters doing the same thing and he'd ban them as well.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:51 AM

48. No, folks allowed back under the new rules were alert-stalked into time outs. Mannie was banned.

Everyone who was previously banned for troll behavior is NOT being allowed back, whether they were Hillary or Bernie supporters. The rules are being applied equally and fairly.

Don't want to be tombstoned? Don't be a troll. That rule has not changed and never will change.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #48)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:52 AM

50. He was banned for

 

"advocating not to vote for Hillary"

How is that trolling?

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #50)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:58 AM

71. That is not why he was banned.

The Admins were absolutely justified -- and they have been fair about banning.

It is dishonest to equate a time out to banning.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #71)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:13 AM

93. Well that is what is says on his transparency page.

 

So unless the admins are now as transparent as Clinton is with regard to her speeches for Goldman Sachs, we'll trust what public information is offered by manny's transparency page.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #71)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:47 AM

167. Actually that is why he was banned.

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12599266#post1

You may have had other reasons for agreeing with the ban, but his openly advocating for others to pledge not to support a nominee if it wasn't the nominee that they wanted.

Skinner also made it clear he would apply the same to either side if examples were given.

It was a fair and justifiable decision and applied equally.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #48)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:58 AM

67. No mostly they were jerks who earned their hidden posts by being jerks.

 

There's a few exceptions, but we all get dumbassed hides now and then. I've been hidden for berating someone for literally defending Hitler. Apparently I was "rude' to someone who thought genocide was the right idea. it was AMAZING and I laughed so hard.

But, no, mostly people get hides for being dicks. I would suggest setting aside the martyr complex and examining the hides you may have accrued. odds are you fully earned the overwhelming majority of them.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #67)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:11 AM

91. The admins have obviously noticed a partisan bent to the hides.

Which is why it's good that juries will no longer have people on them who hide just because they don't like someone.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #48)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:39 AM

125. I know that Manny was banned.

Which Hillary supporters were banned?

I put two people on ignore today, but prior to today, I had no DUers on ignore.

How do you find out who has been banned?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:12 AM

92. ^^^ What SunSeeker Said ^^^

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #92)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:14 AM

96. Sunseeker has been corrected on what (s)he said.

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #96)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:16 AM

100. And so have you. n/t

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #100)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:19 AM

105. No, all I have seen are assertions, not arguments.

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:36 AM

123. I thorougly love Manny's sense of humor.

Of course, satire hurts the feelings of those who take themselves far too seriously.

Usually the kind of humor that Manny was so good at only hurts when the person reading or hearing it is unwilling to be honest about the truths he expresses in his humor.

The Third Way stole a political party that used to be the party of the people. Thanks to the Clintons we are now, in part, the party of the corporations and oligarchs. That fact became so apparent to me when workers in Wisconsin were in the State Building and Obama was so slow to support them. That was proof of how far we have come from the Democratic Party I grew up with.Truman

Of course, I guess you have to be old enough (and I am) to remember Truman, JFK and LBJ and Jimmy Carter to understand how far from the party of FDR the Clintons have taken us.

I'm an FDR Democrat so I like Manny's humor.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #123)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:54 AM

132. And hence the question begs to be asked: when will he be invited back?

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 05:25 AM

154. Where is kelliekat? Alert-stalked away also. nt

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:14 AM

6. OOPS

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:15 AM

7. Bring Manny back

He added much to the place.

Cher

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:17 AM

9. posted without comment or reply.

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Response to revmclaren (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:33 AM

25. It speaks of overreaction:

 

"Say he will not vote for the Democratic nominee if his favored candidate does not win the nomination, and encouraged other people to do the same."

is not the same as

"advocating in favor of Republican nominees or in favor of third-party spoiler candidates that could split the vote"

because one way of doing so is by abstention from voting. And if THAT is not permitted, I'd like to see every member of the 2008 PUMA movement (a.k.a. Hillary or Bust brigade) to be tombstoned.

Yes, the uneven treatment speaks for itself indeed.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 05:35 AM

155. Very true

 

The TOS 's is very clear

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:32 AM

163. You must have been lurking for the 2008 PUMA movement

 

Since you joined in July '09.

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Response to revmclaren (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:46 AM

39. it certainly says a lot about the admins

 

i miss manny. he was a good poster.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:17 AM

10. No. He wasn't suspended because of hides. He was banned,

and he deserved the ban.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:20 AM

11. No shit he was banned. NO, he didn't deserve it, as much as he threatened the

group think around here.

Opinions. Yours is just one, many, many others differed with you.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:22 AM

15. He was in very clear violation of the terms of membership.

You should acquaint yourself with them.

And the only people who can determine this are the site owners. And they made the decision months ago.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:27 AM

20. Nah, he wasn't.

His post could have been interpreted that way by those who chose to - and they did.

No shit, the only people who can determine this are the site owners. Captain Obvious much?

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Response to polly7 (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:29 AM

21. If it's so obvious, then why are you disputing their decision? nt

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:32 AM

23. Because I think it was 'wrong', why do you think?? nt.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:56 AM

62. despite this the rule is bizarre

 

i know there's an eagerness to prevent another nader, but frankly i'm not even sure nader is what people think he is
maybe years from now we will consider him unfairly scapegoated. i did not get the sense, in 2000, as well as 2004, that people were so informed and engaged in the election cycle. maybe a nader could make it now. in retrospect gore seems like a mediocre candidate.
as a teenager i considered myself "republican lite" and it was because, frankly, the more moderate wing of the democratic party doesn't inspire a whole lot of confidence. obama impressed me tho, and continues to do so.

enough rambling: manny's posts were at times divisive but i think more enjoyable for it. his absence is DU's loss.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 05:36 AM

156. No he was not, quote where he was then

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:21 AM

12. He was PPRed. There's no coming back unless he personally pleas his case with Skinner.

 

Even then, he may never hear a word back from Skinner.

MAnny broke the rules and paid the price.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:24 AM

17. So did Trumad, but he is back for an encore.

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:25 AM

18. To the best of my knowledge, Trumad was never PPRed.

 

HE has been on multiple timeouts.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:26 AM

19. Well, he was a Clinton supporter, so I guess a PPR was too much to ask even then.

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:32 AM

24. Oh brother!

 

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:59 AM

136. I didn't realize he was gone. I don't keep score.

I think it is bizarre to be so obsessed with who is and is not posting on DU.

I miss all who don't post although I did put a couple of people on ignore today. I remember some time ago, quite some time ago, I realized there were names on my ignore list. I have to this day no idea how they got there.

But today I decided to put two names on there just to preserve my sanity.

I think it is a better solution than trying to get people banned from DU out of some sort of sadistic pleasure or for some political reason.

I do not vote against people when I am on a jury based on political point of view. In fact I have taken a pledge to myself not to vote to remove posts. If the admins don't like my point of view on that, I have invited them to take me off the jury list. I suppose if someone advocated for Trump I might vote to remove the post or if someone threatened someone or threatened violence I would vote to remove the post but I do not believe in banning people just because their ideas differ from mine.

I will ask that posts be removed if they are clearly merely intended to make others angry. But then it is up to the jury to decide whether my alert has any basis. I have not done that very often at all.

I do not like the jury system. We should be polite and respectful toward each other.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:53 AM

131. Trumad is back???????

I didn't notice that he was gone. Whew! I'm behind the times here.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:34 AM

26. So did CajunBLazer, by posting verbatim Jew-hate from a neo-nazi site

 

Just to attack a Jewish candidate running on the democratic ticket.

I can only imagine what would happen if a pro-Bernie poster did the same against DWS. I would try the experiment but 1) I have standards and 2) I actually already know the outcome.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:35 AM

29. Good point,

 

and thanks for backing me up.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:36 AM

30. Was that poster PPRed?

 

If so, was that poster allowed back?

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #30)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:47 AM

40. No, they were not, and that's kind of the point I'm making

 

A Hillary supporter posted content - verbatim - from a nasty-ass Jew-hating site that literally defends Hitler, in order to attack a Jewish person running on the democratic party ticket.

Now it seems to me that the ToS calls out exactly this sort of thing, and as we see here, many better posters have been PPR'd for far less.

So maybe we can at least balance the scales a bit here, i'm thinking. if outright jew-hatred is acceptable then there's no real argument for preserving the bans of L0onix, Manny, or NYC_SKP, whose violations were far less. if it's NOT acceptable, as the ToS makes clear, then some answers would be nice about why a poster who so grotesquely violates the ToS is allowed ot stay while others who were, at worst mildly annoying, get zapped.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #40)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:55 AM

61. Then you have no point to make.

 

The amnesty was only for those on time out from hides.

There has been no amnesty for PPRed members.

The rules are clear. If any member who has been PPRed wants to come back, they must make a personal plea to Skinner and even then, they may never receive n answer.

This is Skinner's house and his rules. Manny, L0onix, and NYC_SKP al violated Skinner's rules and disrespected his house. They must live with the consequences.

BTW, I don't buy your spin about members you think should be PPRed. Your bias is obvious. Only the Admins have the authority to make those decisions, If you do not like their decisions, you are free to spend your time elsewhere.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #61)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:08 AM

86. Arbitrary rules that are oft allowed to be defied on personal bias is no way to run a kingdom

 

And "don't buy it' all you like. The poster CajunBlazer posted shit verbatim from a neo-nazi hate site in an effort to smear bernie sanders. The ToS very blatantly makes htis unacceptable. if it is suddenly acceptable, then we have a pretty interesting case of the admin being pretty damned biased - especially when tey are usually VERY quick to wipe Jew-hate from the site.

I guress they make an exception for those who support clinton.

If you're fine with that, so am i - gives me a good look at the sort of people supporting clinton.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #86)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:16 AM

99. You are free to leave if you don't like it.

 

This is a privately owned site and the owners are only accountable to themselves in such matters.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #99)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:24 AM

109. I'd prefer a community with stable, predictable standards of conduct from all sides

 

Preferably one where opportunistic antisemitism wasn't the rule of the day, so long as you were a member of one faction on the site

i used to have one like that, until Skinner opened Discussionist and teabagger flotsam washed up on our shores.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:48 AM

128. I wonder whether your analysis is correct.

I note that Hillary supporters think Manny was rightfully barred.

But we Bernie supporters think he was wrongfully barred.

That suggests to me that our opinions about whether he was rightfully barred are based simply on whether we agree with his views on Hillary and Sanders.

Which forces me to draw the conclusion that there is a strong likelihood that the site owners' decision to bar him was based on their bias against Sanders and his supporters and their bias in favor of Hillary and her supporters.

I think my conclusion is probably correct. But I hope that Skinner and the admins respond to this thread and examine their reasons for barring Manny, reconsider them and let us know what they think and propose to do.

I don't think Manny is asking to come back to DU. It is many of us who like him who want him invited back. Whether he would deign to come back after having been treated so rudely I do not know.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #128)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:56 AM

134. We would certainly welcome it.

 

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #128)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:49 AM

168. Not All Bernie Supporters

My preference is Bernie. I like the overall philosophy much more than any other.

But, i think the ban was valid.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:31 AM

22. or L0oniz. or NYC_SKP

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:34 AM

27. Yes, they too, of course. Manny was just the first name that came to my mind.

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:53 AM

55. +10,000 nt

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:32 AM

118. +1

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:03 AM

138. Also. I would like to have them back.

Of course, if Bernie wins the nomination I expect they will be asked back. That's another reason to vote for Bernie and to work for his campaign. So that our friends will be called back to DU.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 05:24 AM

153. Wait, NYC_SKP has been nuked? n/t

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:39 AM

34. He was banned, not suspended.

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #34)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:45 AM

37. Which in itself speaks of a double standard.

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:47 AM

41. He was banned for a cause. Bernie or bust type stuff.

 

Trying to get other to do it with him. Same as Loonix. Same as Skinner wrote in the TOS.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #41)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:49 AM

44. Which during PRIMARIES is not disallowed. By the way:

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #44)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:51 AM

49. Skinner posted a clarification

 

Basically, that if admins believe you are serious, they will ban, even during primaries. Quite arbitrary, but, it is what it is.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #49)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:53 AM

53. When "arbitrary" now means "biased"

 

I'd agree with you.

And "it is what it is" is status quo nonsense. I don't do status quo.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #53)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:58 AM

68. This place is status quo

 

We are here. It really is what it is. A private site with arbitrary rules created by admins. I do not care one way or the other if those folks come back. I never really spent to much time chatting with them. I just remember the clarification.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #68)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:59 AM

72. Anything that favors your preferred candidate, eh?

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #72)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:02 AM

76. I am not emotionally tied to a candidate.

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #41)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:57 AM

66. Nope. nt

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #66)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:58 AM

70. It is on his profile.nt

 

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Response to bravenak (Reply #70)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:00 AM

74. See post # 57 please.

 

I'm getting a limp wrist from typing that stuff over and over again.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #74)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:01 AM

75. Here

 


Posting Privileges Revoked

Revoked on Reason Revoked by
Dec 19, 2015 Say he will not vote for the Democratic nominee if his favored candidate does not win the nomination, and encouraged other people to do the same. From the TOS: "advocating in favor of Republican nominees or in favor of third-party spoiler candidates that could split the vote and throw an election to our conservative opponents is never permitted on Democratic Underground."
For more information see Terms of Service
Skinner
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Posts Hidden by Jury (last 90 days)

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Response to bravenak (Reply #75)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:05 AM

83. Do you even read before replying?

 

As I have stated countless times in this thread:

"Say he will not vote for the Democratic nominee if his favored candidate does not win the nomination, and encouraged other people to do the same." =/= "advocating in favor of Republican nominees or in favor of third-party spoiler candidates that could split the vote"

So it seems the TOS were applied in an overreacting, heavyhanded and inappropriate way.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #83)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:09 AM

88. Not my call.

 

If it were the suspensions would have ended when primaries started and we'd get that amnesty thing for old posters, to see if they can be cool and post again with a new account. I think it happened before, so why not again after primaries. Nobody cares what I think, though.

And yes. I read the entire post, thx.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #88)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:16 AM

98. But the primaries aren't over yet!

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #98)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:19 AM

104. I know.

 

That's why I think amnesty should come after. Once we have a candidate.
And if folks want to come together, it might be nice to let them sign back up. And stay unless they cannot not get ppr'd again.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #104)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:21 AM

107. OK, great. Seems a reasonable position. Would you then agree

 

that either these folks shouldn't yet be invited back, or alternatively, that the other side deserves to be invited back too, for the sake of even-handedness?

And since one side has already been let back in (it is what it is), maybe the other side should too?

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #107)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:25 AM

113. Okay.

 

I'm able to not fight against it. I can compromise.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #70)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:05 AM

81. I remember exactly what was posted. It was a bad ban.

And you of all people should agree.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #81)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:07 AM

85. Do you mean to ask if I would have banned him?

 

Well, since you ask, not my call but no. Way worse folks should have been in line ahead of them.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #85)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:13 AM

144. Not at all what I meant. But I do agree. nt

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:49 AM

45. No. He was in violation of a clear standard. Read the terms of membership.

The only question is why he wasn't banned long ago.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #45)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:53 AM

54. ^^^THIS^^^

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #54)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:55 AM

60. Ah, NO! Please see post # 57

 

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #45)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:54 AM

57. The standard is clear. The violation was not:

 

"Say he will not vote for the Democratic nominee if his favored candidate does not win the nomination, and encouraged other people to do the same."

is not the same as

"advocating in favor of Republican nominees or in favor of third-party spoiler candidates that could split the vote"

because one way of doing so is by abstention from voting. And if THAT is not permitted, I'd like to see every member of the 2008 PUMA movement (a.k.a. Hillary or Bust brigade) to be tombstoned.

Yes, the uneven treatment speaks for itself indeed.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #57)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:03 AM

79. You missed this part:

"If you are bashing, trashing, undermining, or depressing turnout for our candidates during election season, we'll assume you are rooting for the other side."

In short, he was engaged in efforts to depress turnout.

In general DUers who threaten not to vote are being given the benefit of the doubt. It is assumed that they will stop threatening this when we have a nominee. But Manny made it clear that his position would remain unchanged -- and he was trying to enlist others to his cause.

They were right to ban him from this Democratic site.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #79)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:08 AM

87. At the time, it was (and still is) uncertain Clinton would be that candidate/ nominee

 

which is why during primaries, such statements are permitted. Unless of course, the admins had decided that only ONE candidate should be shielded from criticism all along.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #87)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:35 AM

150. It is only permitted if the poster leaves the door open about changing his mind.

Manny made it abundantly clear that he would not, and was working to recruit others to follow him out of here.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #45)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:15 AM

97. You Better Believe It!

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #97)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:17 AM

101. We don't believe it, because there is nothing to back up that claim.

 

Only your assertion. You might as well claim that Skinner has a unicorn in his attic.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #101)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:20 AM

106. You know, you could take it up with Skinner in ATA. That's what it's for. I get that you're trying

to apply public pressure, but this is not a government run board, and the Bill of Rights don't apply here. You're playing in someone else's sandbox, so you play by their rules, whether you deem them arbitrary or not.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #106)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:23 AM

108. Yes, this is applying public pressure. Well spotted.

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #108)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:24 AM

111. Good luck with that!

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #106)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:26 AM

114. skinner appears to have trashed ATA

 

In all honesty I don't think I can blame him What with Hillary people constantly dragging ass over there to whine about how they are held to the same community standards as everyone else, and aren't given the reverential treatment they believe they are entitled to.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #114)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:27 AM

115. Oooh, you just made me spray tea. (LOL)

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #115)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:34 AM

119. Sadly, time to call it a night

 

I have work in the morning and DST alwaysscrews me up as-is

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #119)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:36 AM

122. I'm in a different time-zone, so allow me to keep up the good fight.

 

Sleep well.

Love,

Betty

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Response to bravenak (Reply #34)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:46 AM

38. NSS!! nt.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #38)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:47 AM

42. What?

 

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Response to polly7 (Reply #38)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:05 AM

82. Lol! +1

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:48 AM

43. It certainly seems that some TOS violators are arbitrarily ppr'd while others

are given multiple time outs and then amnesty. Fair? you decide.

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Response to bbgrunt (Reply #43)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:50 AM

47. I have decided and it speaks of double standards.

 

And I don't feel comfortable with double standards running rampant.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #47)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:55 AM

58. The establishment at their finest--much like DWS.

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Response to bbgrunt (Reply #58)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:05 AM

80. The "establishment."


Go set up an internet site and you, too, can be part of the "establishment."

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #80)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:10 AM

89. the above statement was brought to you by BIAS -

 

cherrypicking arguments since the dawn of time. Get yours now, and receive a free offer for lots of status quo!*

* may not be tenable any longer.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #80)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:05 AM

139. But if we set up websites of our own, it won't be any fun.

I really think that even the Hillary supporters like to have people to talk to.

Bernie supporters are in the big majority on this website. Without us, the Hillary supporters would be rather lonely. There wouldn't be much of a Democratic Underground without us Bernie supporters.

As they say, be careful what you wish for . . . .

Which causes me to suggest that the Admins take a vote of DUers with a post count over a certain number as to whether we want them to invite certain banned DUers back. That would be a fair, DEMOCRATIC way to decide the matter.

And after all, this is DEMOCRATIC Underground, isn't it?

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #139)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:32 AM

149. This is a website promoting the Democratic party owned by an individual. It is not a Democracy.n/t

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #47)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:58 AM

69. You are free to spend your time elsewhere if it bothers you so much. eom

 

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #69)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:03 AM

77. So are you, there's always the cave, right? nt.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #77)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:11 AM

90. is that where Moh lives after earning six or seven hides?

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #90)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:13 AM

94. Probably. I'd guess mostly camped out in the hidden Grumble section. nt.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #69)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:03 AM

78. Yeah, I mention these things because I'd rather be somewhere else.

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:49 AM

46. Manny was milder than the Rude Pundit

And his OPs are reposted on here.

His Third Way Manny posts made too many on here uncomfortable.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #46)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:52 AM

51. People that don't get satire must have it rough in the real world.

He was always kind about it though - the truth was there, he just never used it to hurt anyone here. Unlike those who swarmed him for it.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:55 AM

59. You don't get it.

The full David Brock has been unleashed, that's all that these new rules mean.

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Response to delrem (Reply #59)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:57 AM

64. F*CK David Brock, then.

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #64)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:06 AM

84. shrug. It's reality, Betty. Reality.

It seems to be a winning formula.
Unfortunately.

I'm a Canadian.
I'm very invested in US politics because Canada is part of NATO and NAFTA,which are US defined and controlled agreements.
Wow, do you guys ever keep on trying to draw us into your web.

So I want to input my point of view, and in my opinion the only political voices in US presidential politics that echo the general Canadian point of view, that voted in Justin Trudeau and are *hoping*, are Pres. Obama and Bernie Sanders.

That's a fact.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:59 AM

73. K&R nt

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:14 AM

95. Heaven forfend....Dieu nous en garde !

 

Manny Goldstein back? Arrrggghhhh!

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #95)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:18 AM

103. It would be fair and even-handed.

 

I'm not exactly thrilled about certain returns either.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #103)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:24 AM

110. He's been banned (thankfully), not suspended. Different rules.

 

Although, he's probably put on other socks since then.

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #110)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:31 AM

117. Banned arbitrarily. Different standards too, perhaps?

 

Can't find a witty smilie. You'll have to accept my reply without one.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #117)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:34 AM

120. Skinner IS the ultimate arbiter around here...thank god.

 

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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #120)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:39 AM

124. Ultimate, but even he has imperfections.

 

So how about we point one out, and ask him to relent on an arbitrary decision?

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #124)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:47 AM

126. There was nothing "arbitrary" about that decision.

Manny broke the rules - one of the FEW rules that Skinner actually still enforces.

And whether Skinner has "imperfections" or not is irrelevant. It's his site, he can do as he pleases, and he doesn't have to answer to you or anyone else.

Manny was an ardent shit-disturber. He kept pushing the edge of the envelope for a LONG time. He finally pushed it too far and suffered the consequences.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #126)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:13 AM

145. Yes, it's clear that your side wants a monopoly on reprieves.

 

And on most everything else too.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #124)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:48 AM

127. Don't like the rules? Change forums! Arbitrary after 10~ years of disruption?

 

That'll be the day when I lobby Skinner to take back the disruptor extraordinaiare, Manny G.


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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #127)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:15 AM

147. So you want us to give you Hell and a cold treatment too?

 

OK, I'll see what may be done.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:17 AM

102. THE MANNY HATERS CAN FUCK THEMSELVES

YES INDEED

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:25 AM

112. Manny is gentle, kind, witty, ironic, imaginative, and enriched DU immeasurably.

 

I never understood why his detractors disliked him so. It never made sense. Unless perhaps his excellence made them feel inferior.

If they would learn to love and honor themselves, then maybe they could tolerate excellence in others.

Come to think of it, perhaps Bernie's astonishing moral excellence makes them feel sort of lowly and unclean. Again, they should validate themselves so that they can validate others.

But if Bernie's excellence makes them feel that their candidate is somewhat unclean by comparison, well, they should try to remember that her failings are not their fault. Just let her take responsibility for her own behavior. Then they'll feel better.

Betty Karlson, you are one of the best DUers around.

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Response to senz (Reply #112)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:28 AM

116. Senz, the kindness of your every word is wonderful.

 

Thanks for that warm message of support.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #116)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:35 AM

121. Illegitimi non carborundum

 

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Response to senz (Reply #121)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:52 AM

130. Haha. You appeal to the latinist in me now:

 



Integer Vitae scelerisque purus

(Horace, Carmina 22: 1)

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #130)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:05 AM

140. Wow, I'm impressed.

 

It's been about four decades since I took Latin. Our teacher favored the orations of Cicero. I can't remember any of it except a few phrases I set to music as a memorization device. I have never encountered a more intricate and beautifully constructed language.

But it sounds like you're pretty fresh with it, Betty! (By the way, the phrase I used isn't real Latin, but it's fun to say, anyway.)

Your quote could apply to the very fine Senator Sanders.

Thanks!

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Response to senz (Reply #140)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:09 AM

142. Actually, I have Horace's collected works on the bookshelf: one very think volume.

 

But I will admit I had to consult that volume. My memory wasn't so fresh that I could quote from memory.

Horace has some good quotes about statesmen like Sanders. I'm trying to think if there is a good quote by which to compliment you as well...

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Response to senz (Reply #112)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:10 AM

143. What psycho-babble codswhallop...Bwaahaaaaaa!

 

"If they would learn to love and honor themselves, then maybe they could tolerate excellence in others.

Again, they should validate themselves so that they can validate others."




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Response to Surya Gayatri (Reply #143)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:15 AM

146. LOL! Well, I tried

 

Stuff works for me so thought I'd share it. But it looks like you're on your own, Surya!

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Response to senz (Reply #112)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:17 AM

148. +100000000000000

I can tell that many DUers have never studied literature.

They don't understand why things are funny.

Haven't read for example Moliere.

I feel sorry for people who don't get humor and satire. Life is so much richer when you do.

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Response to senz (Reply #112)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:07 AM

159. Jesus Christ, get a room already!

 

He was none of those things from my point of view. He was a deliberate disruptor who dreamed of being something like a new version of Stephen Colbert when all he really was was just another DU poster.

He rarely contributed to threads that he didn't start himself for the sole purpose of getting under people's skin. Granted, sometimes getting under the skin is good but not when it's your sole schtick. Then it's just falling in love with the sound of your own voice as you try ever-so-hard to get more and more attention for yourself.


[hr][font color="blue"][center]You should never stop having childhood dreams.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:55 AM

133. He was a troll - banned for TOS violation. n/t

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #133)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:59 AM

135. Let me repeat once more: the rule is clear, the violation was NOT at all clear:

 

From Manny's transparency page:

Admin says: "Say he will not vote for the Democratic nominee if his favored candidate does not win the nomination, and encouraged other people to do the same."

But that is not the same as as what is forbidden in the TOS:

"advocating in favor of Republican nominees or in favor of third-party spoiler candidates that could split the vote"

because one way of doing so is by abstention from voting. And if THAT is not permitted, I'd like to see every member of the 2008 PUMA movement (a.k.a. Hillary or Bust brigade) to be tombstoned. Furthermore, the PUMA brigade in 2008 (Hillary or bust) was not tombstoned en masse for saying the same and worse.

The uneven treatment speaks for itself indeed. And hence the decission should be revisited.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #135)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:01 AM

137. It clearly helps Republicans. Get over it.

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #137)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:06 AM

141. Here is something for you to get over:

 

The primaries are not yet over, so appealing to people to NOT vote for Clinton is (unless and until she is nominated) not a vioation of the TOS,. because she may not be on the ticket at all. In which case the Republicans can cry me a river, because Sanders would bury them in a landslide.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:36 AM

151. LOL...



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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 05:17 AM

152. Manny had an aversion to the likely...

...Democratic nominee. The former poster may not want to return.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 05:50 AM

157. Who says he wants back in here?

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:02 AM

158. God, the hero worship here is embarrassing sometimes.

 

[hr][font color="blue"][center]You should never stop having childhood dreams.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:08 AM

160. Manny is a racist. He was rightfully banned for his racist, and otherwise trolling. nt

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #160)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:42 AM

165. That's not what he was banned for.

 

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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #165)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:55 AM

169. Black posters were on the receiving end of that 'advocacy.' Targeted, alert stalked, etc. You

 

should read some of the things he wrote to Black posters here.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #169)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:58 AM

170. No argument at all there, and Bravenak is one of my most favorite people on this board!

 

I'm not saying there isn't other reasons to agree with the ban, but that link has exactly why he was banned, and it was for the advocacy for others to pledge not to vote for the Democratic Party Nominee should it not be the person he wanted.

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Response to Amimnoch (Reply #170)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:00 AM

171. And people want his racist ass back.....unbelievable. nt

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:26 AM

161. In order to expect that you'd have to think the rule changes were about fairness and inclusivity


It was just a move to make DU appear more HRC supportive during the primary season.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:27 AM

162. His ban was for something other than violating the "rules" covered in yesterday's OP by Skinner.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 06:41 AM

164. Reasons as stated by Skinner.

 

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12599266#post1

We have not banned any long-term members this election cycle...

...for simply stating an intent to personally not support the Democratic nominee in the 2016 general election.

In the case of both L0oniX and MannyGoldstein, they engaged in advocacy. L0oniX posted an online petition so other people could pledge to withhold their support from the eventual nominee if their favored candidate did not win. And MannyGoldstein very clearly advocated that other DU members withhold their support from the nominee if their favored candidate did not win. As far as I can tell from the linked posts that have not been self-deleted, MaggieD did not do that. She stated her personal intent but did not expressly advocate.

I'm sure you would agree that we do not want to ban everyone from DU who states a personal intent not to support the eventual nominee. As you yourself pointed out, surely most of such comments should be taken with an enormous grain of salt. And furthermore, such banning a would overwhelmingly target the supporters of one candidate over the other, to the tune of about 150 to 1.

As for NYC_SKP, I know that there have been instances where the c-word was used on DU. But I really have to draw the line at letting people call one of our presidential candidates that word. Same with calling Bernie Sanders the k-word or Barack Obama the n-word.


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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:04 AM

172. Where did Skinner say he's allowing banned members back?

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Response to Betty Karlson (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 07:09 AM

173. Locking

Statement of Purpose






... disruptive meta-discussion are forbidden.





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