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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 03:47 AM
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55. And as you see,I'm more than willing to do more than snipe and flee
After you posted about GD04 being a swamp I came down here and saw pretty much the exact thing only on different topics.Pointing out that GD04 was a swamp was no crime (though the mods locked it as flamebait) but to act as though the only people getting things done were those of you down here was condescending as hell Will.You have no clue who is doing what,in that forum or any other.Once again,you acted as if you were the end all be all of getting things done.

I've never tooted my own horn about what I do locally.I prefer to keep my mouth shut about it because it's how I was raised.A quantity of words,or a lack thereof indicates nothing about what we do offline.I've seen many a wordy post here on DU that basically says nothing.It's not a question of having balls.

As much as I was uninspired by Kerry I canvassed,I called (something I hate,because I hate people calling me) and did my damndest to get the Bush leaning clowns around here to vote for Kerry instead.I've marched against this war,against nukes in the early 80's,and many times in between against Reagan and Bush Sr.I've tried to help local Dems and progressives get elected around my area.I've donated money and time (money that I dont even have to spare).

I dont have your audience (nor would I want it,and I dont mean that as an insult to you or them).You do have a large audience.But sometimes you feel the need to piss on half of them.I dont get it.It's more than just ill-chosen words Will.If it had only happened once or twice I'd buy that,but it's been countless times since I've been here.

You're getting a slice of fame,and like many you seem torn on how to act.I suspect you just want to be yourself and have a snarky exchange now and then,but then you also seem to want people to take your writing seriously.Unfortunately you're trying to both to the same audience,and it's something that rarely worksd for anyone.I've seen it happen to a close friend who is very popular in music right now.It's not a postion I'd wish to be in myself.I might be acting the same way.Contrary to what you think I hope you can find a balance between the two that's acceptable to you and your fans.
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