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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 09:55 PM
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What's your LEAST favorite buzzword or cliche often seen on DU?
I'm talking words, expressions, or short phrases--not opinions. For example, someone brought up the term "straw man" the other day, which IS ubiquitous and overused--often wrongly--but at least it's a legitimate figure of speech.

There a lot of buzzwords that get on my nerves, but I think my least favorite is sheeple.

It's a pretentious, arrogant expression--I can never imagine anyone saying it without a sneer on their face--that implies the poster is an enlightened figure trapped within a crowd of dullards. I suppose we all feel like this from time to time, especially when the latest statistics on birthers and evolution-deniers come out. In a political context, however, it gives strength to the ugly conservative stereotype that liberals are elitist know-it-alls who look down on the majority of their fellow Americans. Worse, the bar for qualifying as a "sheeple" (singular--Sheeperson?) is often irritatingly low, like owning a television, or eating at a fast food restaurant, or saying anything that may be construed as patriotic.

I think "sheeple" bothers me most because liberals are supposed to be on the side of tolerance and open-mindedness, of listening to (if not agreeing with) all viewpoints and accepting lifestyles different than their own. A self-proclaimed liberal who refers to people who don't think like they do as "sheeple" reveals him or herself to be as big of a snob as cigar-chomping asshole Rush Limbaugh--and, ironically, exactly as conceited as he likes to claim WE are.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 09:56 PM
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1. "repuke"
Childish and stupid.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:12 PM
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13. YEP - just fucking silly.
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IScreamSundays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:28 PM
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52. yep and
that's just "goofy"
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:24 PM
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19. Oh, ABSOLUTELY!
Edited on Sun May-15-11 10:25 PM by Bicoastal
In fact, I hate the whole practice of twisting someone's name into a childish insult--that's what the Freepers like to do. It used to be standard practice over there to refer to Hillary Clinton as "Hitllery Klintoon." Klintoon--really? That's supposed to be an insult?

Of course, occasionally, someone will come along with a name that's just begging for ridicule--John Boehner, for example. Then I guess it's OK.
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badtoworse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:56 AM
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73. He probably dealt with it in High School, so I'm sure he's used to it by now.
He might even have the nickname within his own caucus.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:46 PM
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33. Agree. It puts me to mind of Michael Savage and his idiotic name play. nt.
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SugarShack Donating Member (979 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:15 PM
Response to Reply #33
48. ENTITLEMENT - to describe Soc, Sec. and Medicare
I paid for it!
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 06:31 AM
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86. You'll have to take that beef up with Merriam Webster.
Edited on Mon May-16-11 06:32 AM by MilesColtrane
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:01 AM
Response to Reply #48
114. Which is why you are entitled to it. (nt)
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:23 AM
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134. Agreed. Same with "banksters"...
if you want to be taken seriously, just call them what they are, "blood-sucking maggot bankers"

Sid
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:12 PM
Response to Reply #134
195. If banksters was good enough for Franklin Delano Roosevelt, it's good enough for me.
But I see you're being ironic, anyway.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 09:57 PM
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2. You make a good case for 'sheeple'
:thumbsup:
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 09:58 PM
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3. "Lockstep;" "elitism;" "professional left."
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 09:59 PM
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4. I'd have to agree with "sheeple",
though "Big Pharma" is a close-run second.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 09:59 PM
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5. "Speaking truth to power."
I'd rather TAKE or BREAK the power, myself, not just yell slogans at it and posit that if I can't dance, it's not my revolution.
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #5
7. +100,000.1
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:13 PM
Response to Reply #7
196. This. (Constantly increasing the "plus" sum.)
Although, come to think of it, I like them when I get them as replies.

Never mind.
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:17 PM
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15. Agreed!
Speaking truth to power is also known as 'talking to the wall' :)
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 06:49 AM
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87. Exactly -- if power gave half a shit, then it would care about the truth. But power doesn't care.
Power most likely is not listening to you as you blog, give a special commentary, or expose hypocrisy, no matter how righteously you do it.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:42 AM
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127. This.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:47 PM
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169. I don't mind the term when used with its real meaning...
but often it's used to refer to any sort of viewpoint that's seen as radical or icononclastic, even if spoken *by* someone in power. I remember in particular someone saying that Chavez spoke 'truth to power'. Whatever one may think of Chavez, he doesn't speak 'truth to power'; as a President, he *is* power.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:30 PM
Response to Reply #5
180. I cringe every time I see it
A dumber notion has not been invented.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:38 PM
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188. +1!
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 04:05 PM
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210. good cripes yes, I absolutely Hate that phrase.
maybe because I have no friggen idea what it's really supposed to mean.

should it be Power to Truth?

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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 05:27 PM
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217. This ^ also, too
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SDuderstadt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:00 PM
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6. "Authoritarian" or...
"fascist".
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BOG PERSON Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:09 AM
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118. agreed
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Shandris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:30 PM
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157. Authoritarian isn't a buzzword, though. It's an actual position on a political axis.
Or, to approach from a different angle...what word would you use instead of Authoritarian?
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sudopod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 05:25 PM
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215. LOL
lol
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:02 PM
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8. 'Sheeple' is WAY up there. Any of the common DU Faction 1
vs. DU Faction 2 is a close second.

With precious few exceptions. most of us are too complicated for such binary categorization.
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Riftaxe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:41 AM
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56. You forgot DU faction 1.7
just like a sheeple...:hide:
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:03 PM
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9. Off topic?!1 Wrong forum?!1 Alert?!1 UnReKKK?!1 (Lemme think... ) n/t
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:02 AM
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82. Oh God... UnReKKK tops my list now too.
Edited on Mon May-16-11 05:06 AM by wickerwoman
Nothing like combining Olympic-standard hyperbole with raging personal insecurity.

Really... you want to compare an organization that lynches people with someone (often accidentally) clicking a button to vote down your (circle all that apply: poorly written/poorly researched/fearmongering/irrelevant/flame-baiting/sophomoric/pretentious/cryptoconservative/boring/misleadingly titled/duplicate/navel gazing/attention seeking/time-wasting) thread?

Really? Honestly? There's nothing else in your life that you need to be more concerned about right now?
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theophilus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:05 PM
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10. Woo. n/t
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:38 PM
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199. Yes. And VERY apparently an acceptable prejudice at DU.
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OnlinePoker Donating Member (837 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:05 PM
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11. "Tax the Rich"
No specifics on what they consider rich, how much should be taxed, what should be taxed (wealth or income), or what the money should be used for (deficit reduction or increased spending). It drives me mental.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:46 PM
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168. Where would you draw the lines? Philosophically, I'd say it's those who make most of their money
off of investments rather than work and who have benefited from the trade deals, deregulation (especially of the financial sector), and tax cuts of the last thirty years.

I would actually set the bar a bit higher than Obama's $250K.

Maybe $500K and index it for inflation.

And hedge fund and other investment income should be taxed at least as much as wages.
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:09 PM
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12. That would have to be the words "buzzword" and "cliche"
Cheers!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:10 PM
Response to Reply #12
44. Damn. You stole my answer.
LOL
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:14 PM
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14. Republican talking points
Rather than offer up a rational argument that we can use when confronted with things that the opposition brings up, some just resort to that simplistic name-calling.

Either a Republican talking point is refutable, or it isn't. If you believe it is, then refute it.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:21 PM
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18. The problem with that is this..
Republicans can come up with new talking points far faster than it is possible to logically refute them since their talking points make absolutely zero sense the great majority of the time.

Not to mention that you can refute a Republican talking point, pound it flatter than an Armadillo in the middle of I-10 and they'll trot that same talking point out two minutes later and you have to go through the entire pointless exercise yet again.

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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:30 PM
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23. Well, freedom requires constant vigilance
And swatting down Republicon arguments with logical reasoning is one of my favorite sports.

When someone comes here with an anecdote or an observation that they may or may not know is something Rush Limpballs said, the best thing to do is to offer a logical explanation of why that just isn't so, if that is indeed the case. Sometimes, our side does things that are completely bone-headed, and we just have to admit it, and figure out what to do next.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:35 PM
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27. Logic is an organized way of reaching the wrong conclusion..
;)

Logic is all well and good but when the premises you start with are faulty no amount of logic will lead you to a correct conclusion. It's been my experience that Republicans start with such horribly incorrect premises that most of the time logical argument with them is all but impossible.

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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:39 PM
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31. And it's not the Repukes that I'm concerned with
It's those in the mushy middle who are swayable by either side. I want to have arguments on my side that at least leave them scratching their heads.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:08 PM
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43. Absolutely!
This has bugged me for a long time, granted, usually when Democratic arguments are dismissed as "merely talking points."

By definition, a "talking point" is a point that either side, ours OR theirs, comes up with because it is considered especially persuasive in an argument. We have our "talking points," too, and we use them because they are often our strongest and best-crystallized arguments.

Just saying something is a "talking point" is not an effective rebuttal, UNLESS (which is often the case), you can easily point to where it has already been raised and refuted.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:39 PM
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162. I agree. On the other hand, it's those who trot out the talking points that seem least likely
to back them up with evidence or respond with evidence instead of more glib talking points that often don't even look like a response to the questions posed to them.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:17 PM
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16. "thank you for your concern"

Condescending, old, overdone.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:43 PM
Response to Reply #16
32. Your concern is noted
:evilgrin:
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Riftaxe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:42 AM
Response to Reply #32
57. If i don't wipe this off fast enough,
you owe me a new keyboard :rofl:
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:28 PM
Response to Reply #32
178. LOL, got me!

:hi:
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:21 PM
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17. meme - it used to be more popular here
Edited on Sun May-15-11 10:21 PM by quinnox
and used all the time. It has gone away mostly.

On sheeple - I don't mind this one, though usually I use the simple "sheep". Mainly because its a very accurate term for many people, lets face it, there are a ton of sheep out there. Its not being arrogant or pretentious to see the reality IMHO.

Wikipedia says it means - "The implication of the term is that people fallaciously appeal to authority and believe or do what they are told by perceived authority figures who they view as trustworthy" while an online dictionary defines it more simply - "people who tend to follow the majority in matters of opinion, taste, etc ".


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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:28 AM
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90. Don't most of us follow the majority on most subjects; e.g., driving in the street, wearing clothes,
using English, using the body language of our culture, the concepts of shame and guilt are usually based on group think, ect.

Sorry for the long, sloppy sentence.
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Ramulux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:26 PM
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20. When any criticism of Obama and the dems....
is taken to mean that the person doing the criticizing supports the republicans.

I cant express how angry it makes me when someone says something like "have fun with president Palin" in response to a criticism I have with Obama or the dems.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:27 PM
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21. "Liberal hand wringing" -- used to marginalize and stigmatize dissent
with the lynch-mob mentality that would dispense with due process for the emotional satisfaction of summary justice
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:28 PM
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:32 PM
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25.  Grow some "Balls" God I'm sick of that meme. (meme too)
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:30 PM
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24. LOL... Maybe you should post the words you do like...
although I sort of think a lot of people here are just sick and tired of everything and everyone right now....Not to say this is not understandable-- given all we've been dealt lately... That said,I'd rather not have to fear the DU "word police," if I 'slip' up (as I invariably will). :shrug:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:35 PM
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26. I think the word "sheeple" is very applicable to teabaggers and those
that continued to think bush was a great president. Sorry, but I don't have a problem with "sheeple", other than the phrase may have jumped the shark, but it still accurately describes those folks (aka as repukes).

:shrug:

Un-recced.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:36 PM
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28. Transparency.
I use it may more than I should!
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:39 PM
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29. Any of the 473 words that categorizes DUers into Box A or Box B.
Several have been listed here already; there are plenty more.
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SixString Donating Member (206 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:39 PM
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30. National Treasure.
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:47 PM
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34. OP's complaining about their threads being unrec'ed
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:15 AM
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61. Remember the color coded rating system?
:nuke:
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:49 PM
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35. "Hand-wringing"
I've been pissed off by that phrase a lot lately.
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:52 PM
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36. tinfoil hat
:tinfoilhat:

The notion is so worn-out, it's on a respirator in geriatric care.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:15 PM
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151. how many ''tin foil hat'' theories have turned out to be true in the last ten years?
Bush had more than enough 9/11 warnings.

electronic voting machines were rigged.

Bush's case for war with Iraq was intentional lies.

Torture was authorized at the highest levels.

Most of those at Gitmo were innocent patsies kept for propaganda purposes.

Wall Street runs Congress.

The economic elite can commit demonstrable fraud causing worldwide economic damage without fear of criminal prosecution and so on.

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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:57 PM
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37. Sociopath.
Peruse the pages of DU and you may come away with the idea that it's as common as blue eyes.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:58 PM
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38. Only in politicians..
And there I'm starting to think it's as common as brown eyes.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:21 PM
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49. Yes. Like Dr. Frist...
The psychologizing threads get pretty embarrassing.

There is always a new thread diagnosing sociopathy (or narcissistic personality disorder, or a history of childhood abuse, or something else...) by long distance.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:22 PM
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50. Also "strawman," when used incorrectly. nt
Edited on Sun May-15-11 11:23 PM by woo me with science
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:17 AM
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70. Which is usually. n/t
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:31 PM
Response to Reply #37
181. Agreed
Some people watch too many episodes of Criminal Minds.

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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 10:59 PM
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39. "under the bus"
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:10 PM
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45. +1
that's the one
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:33 AM
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96. +2
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pa28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:03 PM
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40. "Please stop (insert theme). Seriously." n/t
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:04 PM
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41. Since you're asking, I find "Get thee to the Greatest Page" really annoying. n/t
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 02:55 AM
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66. That's a very annoying one.
:thumbsup:
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:51 AM
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84. "Me thinks" rather than "methinks", which itself is rather pretentious. nt
Edited on Mon May-16-11 05:52 AM by Obamanaut
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Balbus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:06 PM
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42. "Ding ding we have a winner..."
Most idiotic thing ever posted.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:23 PM
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51. lol, yea
I hate that one too
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 03:58 PM
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209. It's not more idiotic than "Rethug", "Repug", or "Repukelinazis", but it's more frequent.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:11 PM
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46. "Poutrage" and "wanting a pony." nt
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 06:52 PM
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222. You beat me to it...
:hi:
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:12 PM
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47. "Congress critters"
Don't see it as much as in the past.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:41 PM
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163. Ugh!
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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:37 PM
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53. "Happy to be the first to rec this"
"Accidentally unrecced- sorry"

"I see the trolls are already unreccing this".

"Unrec is an abomination- DU needs to abolish it"

"Off to the greatest page with you!"

"+10000000000000"

Any word ending in "ing" shortened to "in' " (like "talking" replaced with "talkin' ") in an attempt to sound "folksy"

"DU this poll!" (like some internet poll on the Little Rock Journal-Dispatch website is *so* important)

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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-15-11 11:51 PM
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54. When Bush was in office it was "the American people need to
understand" - just drove me crazy when that idiot said that.
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Riftaxe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:31 AM
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55. ooh heh hardly able to do in one subject
Edited on Mon May-16-11 12:35 AM by Riftaxe
poutrage? *guilty of using it*
Thrown under the bus? *not guilty*

the innumerable and immeasurable "they"?

so many choices... :)

on edit: never forget the young equine query that shows up during election years....
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:50 AM
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141. huh? Filly and colt?
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:52 PM
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200. change equine conveyance in mid-stream?
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nobodyspecial Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:46 AM
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58. I don't think any more people should be thrown under the bus
Don't know if they can fit anymore anyway.
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themadstork Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:54 AM
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59. The faux-populism
Those who accuse you of "not caring about the average American" or some shit. And then phony politicking in general, like discouraging Dem criticism because it "helps the repubs."

"Elitism" also, mainly because the way it's used is total horseshit.

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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:14 AM
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60. "Flame me if you must" followed by the most horrendous trolly flamebait imaginable.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:34 PM
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184. As soon as someone starts off with "This isn't going to be popular..."
I know they don't have fuck-all to say about anything.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:16 AM
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62. "So I guess you'd rather have X in office."
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:29 AM
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135. +1...
in fact, any reply that begins with "So you..." which then completely and totally mischaracterizes whatever the poster being replied to said in their post.

:thumbsup:

Sid
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 02:42 AM
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63. "drinking the kool-aid" nt
:puke:
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 02:43 AM
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64. "Pearl clutchers"
Usually used to refer to anyone calling someone on their obnoxious, anti-social or otherwise insensitive shit.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:01 AM
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67. or anyone who doesn't think sex should be front & center in all conceivable contexts.
Edited on Mon May-16-11 03:01 AM by Hannah Bell
usually together with "prude".

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Zebedeo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 02:47 AM
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65. "But you already knew that."
condescending
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:16 AM
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68. What I've learned from reading all the comments...
(1) Stay away from cliches & platitudes, &
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(2) Take a break every now & then to refresh.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:17 AM
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69. truth to power and the truth hurts. what garbage.
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Shandris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:33 PM
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159. I can agree with this one.
I always think of a scene in my mind when someone uses the phrase 'speaking truth to power', but that scene usually ends with Power either going 'Ya, so?' or squishing the person speaking with a monolithic hammer of...you guessed it...power.

It's somewhat amusing to hear it described that way, but in reality its' not amusing at all. But it IS how power reacts. It ignores you...or it has you killed, if possible.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:18 AM
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71. Moving the goalposts. n/t
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:21 AM
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72. I don't like that comment either, but have posted some ways people get programmed, I should say.
I do get arrogant at times also, but don't think people are sheeple, but some want them to be, and some people make mistakes that get them to follow wrong things.

Of coarse I make mistakes also, everyone does.


But some can mistake arrogance, for being due beer and travel money, and many experiences.
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:59 AM
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74. "Not this crap again", "Pfffft", "poutrage". nt
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:43 AM
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140. Agreed.
That really sticks in my craw.
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divvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:14 AM
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75. having said that
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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:21 AM
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76. "Sky Masterson is so awesome" is my least favorite
I get tired of seeing that written ever other hour..I'm human people! I'm just like you guys(Except twice as awesome!!) :P
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:08 PM
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192. Ding!
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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:22 AM
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77. "Fascist". There's a fairly substantial portion of DU who use this term to describe EVERYTHING
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:49 PM
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171. fascist has a technical definition and most people here use it correctly
It's when the rich own the government and use it as they please, including exercising brute force to keep the rest of us in line.
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LibertyFox Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:18 PM
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197. I believe that's plutocracy, not fascism.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutocracy

Traditionally fascism is a difficult one to nail down.

If you go by wikipedia's standards Fascism is a term used to describe simple totalitarian governments with command control economic structures. Other definitions include a form of constant political movement, a statologist secular faith that champions the state as an organic expression of the people.

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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 06:30 PM
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203. I'll give you some examples of how I've seen fascism used around here
Edited on Mon May-16-11 06:31 PM by Very_Boring_Name
Wal mart reciept checking = fascism
Anti-smoking laws = fascism

=====

NEITHER of those fit the definition of fascism, yet I see it constantly. Plus, as mentioned above, your definition isn't even fascism.
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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:41 AM
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78. Support the troops. To "support the troops" is to support killing and maiming. If we truly do
support the troops, bring them home and out of harm's way. Another one, "to leave now would make the sacrifice meaningless." In other words, we need to kill more to make legitimate the previous year's deaths. How mind warping is this logic?
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 01:52 PM
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175. I support the troops right to life
and only endangering it when absolutely necessary.
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Fla_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:41 AM
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79. 'Fair' and 'reasonable'
Both words are too subjective. What is 'fair' to one person, would be 'draconian' to another. Everyone nods their heads, and +1's to 'fair' and 'reasonable', but if you try to pin that down to a concrete number/concept, every person's idea is different.



:smoke:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:52 AM
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80. "disingenuous"..."vitriol"...
and other thesaurus words nobody uses in ordinary speech :)
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:57 AM
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81. Using "dog" in place of the word "god". n/t
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cordelia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:50 AM
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129. yep. and "gawd" n/t
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:48 AM
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83. "Just saying" and using asterisks to replace letters in words. If a word
is going to offend someone, seeing that word without one of the letters is not a clever disguise, and will be offensive anyway. We can all recognize 'f*ck', why not just type it out?
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:31 AM
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92. I have unrecommended threads for using those. I am going to miss unrec. nt
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:40 AM
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99. I started to do that last week, and then just changed the word.
It was a picture of some poptart flipping the double-bird, in a thread about how the freshman goppers were crying to Obama to save them from their anti-Medicare votes.

My original comment was "Both barrels, bitches!"

Then I realized, tidy alliteration aside, that would be alerted on almost instantly for being sexist.

So I started to change it to "Both barrels, b****es," but I thought that looked stupid.

So I changed it to "Both barrels, motherfuckers,"

Yes, I guessed (correctly) that motherfuckers would be less offensive at DU than bitches.

Love this place.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:08 PM
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146. That could be "Both barrels, boobies"
That has a ring to it.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:29 PM
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155. Ha! I hadn't thought of that! (n/t)
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:05 AM
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116. That's always seemed very childish to me
If a person is purposely using a word, and that word is too naughty for a person to type out, then choose another one. Don't do the little kid thing and try to disguise it.


The only exception I'll make is when a person doesn't have a choice with regard to the word he has to use. I mean, if someone is relating a story about someone else who might have used an epithet against a black person, then yes...go ahead and use the asterisks because that word is just too vile to see. Or use the phrase "N-word".


But everything else...no.

If FUCK is too nasty for one's fingers to type out fully, then use something else. SHIT. DAMN....same thing.

And the one that really makes me want to strangle the assholes using it...


H-E-double hockey sticks for "hell".


ummmm...fucking grow up, asswipe. :eyes:

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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 05:26 PM
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216. Agreed (please refer to my signature)
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Habibi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 06:29 AM
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85. "And so it begins."
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 08:20 AM
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88. "(I) Love me some...".
"drink the Kool-Aid".

"Open your eyes".

"Crickets chirping".

"Hugghh!!!" (SP)

Not a buzzword or cliche, but whenever a poster refers to someone by their first name only... as if it's assumed we should all know whom they're referring to and/or that person is a close personal friend of theirs. IE... "last night Hillary nailed it"





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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:39 PM
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161. "Love me some" really sucks. Reflexives are to be used sparingly in English.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 08:22 AM
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89. locking
cuz I hate it when that happens

:evilgrin:
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:30 AM
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91. Pony. It was constantly used to belittle gay rights here on DU for a while. nt
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:32 AM
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93. "Get a life" and all the other disdainful phrases.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:44 AM
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102. I must agree with you here...
That one sucks.

As does any phrase that implies a person is stupid for not understanding what someone else has written.

Like, "I see reading comprehension isn't your strong suit".


Really really mean. Especially if the person it's being said to actually does suffer from some cognitive disorder that hinders comprehension.

It's like kicking a crippled person then blaming him for falling down.

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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:33 AM
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94. Fail
What a stupid fucking expression.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:33 AM
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95. the jumping of the shark./
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:48 AM
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105. something I just found out the other day...


Apparently it was Fonzi ("Happy Days") who coined the phrase, "Jumping the shark"


:+

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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:31 AM
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138. Kind of...
Fonzie actually jumped a shark, on waterskis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDthMGtZKa4

Sid
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TuxedoKat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:52 AM
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142. Right
He didn't coin the phrase it was coined because of that inane episode, which showed how much the show had gone downhill. I think the guy who coined it started a website with the same name (jump the shark) but he must have sold it because I can't find it anymore.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:34 AM
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97. Every time I see someone use the term "sheeple" I imagine some
smug bastard with his nose in the air. I hate that term.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:40 AM
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98. Very ignorant use of the word...
"racist".

It's thrown around so much here it's pathetic.

Also, the truly moronic belief that anyone who points out that they have black friends must be a racist or else why would that person need to mention it after being accused of being a racist by someone who is just looking for the opportunity to call someone else a racist.

yech.

Oh, and in case someone wants to call me a racist for not seeing racism everywhere I look...yes, I've had black friends. I had black boyfriends. Native American boyfriend. I have a Mexican son-in- law. I have black cousins. And I either have, or will have soon, a black great-niece or nephew. And I'm proud to say that I have First Nations ancestry through my French Canadian relatives.








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Solomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:52 PM
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173. And I hate the term "race card"
created to marginalize a racist situation. Should only be used when there is no racism, but people use it all the time when there is definitely racism afoot.

Can't stand the term.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 02:56 PM
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177. And I agree with you...
Bet you're surprised.

:7



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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:42 AM
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100. Saying that people are "voting against their own interests" rubs me the wrong way
As if the person making the statement is better qualified than the voters themselves to determine what is in the interests of the voters.
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BOG PERSON Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:19 AM
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119. yes, that's true
it's a really patronizing thing to say.
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:43 AM
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101. "centrist" nt
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Heddi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:46 AM
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103. Talk Me Down
It's like the "think outside the box" of message boards.
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Heddi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:47 AM
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104. Also, "Speaking Truth To Power"
Yeah, from your lips to God's ear, sparky :eyes:
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 06:40 PM
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204. That one makes me throw up in my mouth a little
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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:50 AM
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106. "Tax the Rich"
If anyone bothered to sit down and enumerate all the stuff that taxing the rich is supposed to pay for, the marginal tax rate would be 150%.

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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:51 AM
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107. "'Murkin"
Which is without a doubt aimed squarely at the South, period, paragraph.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:03 AM
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115. Hardly. On this forum that use came about during
the Bush administration years. It is how Bush mangles the word "American" every time he uses it while doing his swagger and was adopted here with gusto as part of Bushspeak to mock him.
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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:08 AM
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117. It's used without reference to Bush. Sorry, it's a dig at people who "sound dumb"
to the self-appointed.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 06:15 PM
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201. I agree, Murkin is Bushspeak
Can't help it if he's (sort of) Southern...:shrug:

When used to describe Bushites, it's a term of endearment.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:53 AM
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108. Under the bus

From now on, it shall be "Under the boardwalk" and you'll have to sing it.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:54 AM
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109. Oh, a couple more...
"Help me DU this poll!!!"

WTF??? What the hell for? Wasting our time skewing poll numbers is going to change something in this country? Popping bubble wrap is probably more productive...



And...

"Let's all boycott XYZ company because they show Fox News on their in-store TVs"


Yah. Free Speech. Gotta love it. Unless it's speech we disagree with. Then we don't love it so much anymore. :eyes:

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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:55 AM
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110. "War criminal"
Tossed around way too often.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:43 PM
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166. Do you have a definition of ''war criminal'' that doesn't fit what the Bush administration did?
A million people are dead in a country that was no threat to us, and thousands of our troops.

People were tortured on the order of the executive branch, including many who were not even suspected of being members of al Qaeda or even Iraqi resistance fighters.

Less commonly discussed, Bush restructured and privatized Iraq's economy, which is also banned in the Geneva Convention.
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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:57 AM
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111. "I'm sorry, but....."
No, you're not sorry. It's just a way to get the word "I" in there. Look at ME, look at ME!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:37 AM
Response to Reply #111
125. i am sorry, but.... (something about spending my money). my son said this morning
i am sorry but....

no, you really arent sorry. dont say you are. you are not.

that one bugs me too
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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:58 AM
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112. "Jeebus"
Used to ridicule Christians and poke at the South.
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TransitJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:00 AM
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113. +one million, +infinity, etc.
Juvenile. Why not just say, "I agree?"
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:23 AM
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120. This thread is useless without pictures
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Where are they? :)
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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:30 AM
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121. He/she is a "blank". Reply: That's insulting to "blanks"
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:34 AM
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122. Meme
Edited on Mon May-16-11 11:13 AM by Tommy_Carcetti
Sounds like a kid's first words.

That and any rhetorical bumper sticker phrase on the abortion debate. That goes both ways. The abortion debate is where logic goes to die and mindless bumper sticker slogans rule the day.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:09 PM
Response to Reply #122
147. That's not how it's pronounced.
It's pronounced "meem"
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:52 PM
Response to Reply #147
172. And it's how you address a woman if you don't whether she's married or not.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:34 AM
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123. Red herring.
Often used incorrectly and very smugly as if it is a conversation ender. :eyes:
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:37 AM
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124. "Balancing the budget on the backs of (insert aggrieved group here)."
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:38 AM
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126. +1, +100000000, +a brazillion
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 05:35 PM
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219. +1000
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:48 AM
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128. "Global Warming"

Global climate change is both more accurate, and easier to defend. We wouldn't have to put up with the deniers every time the temperature went down if we would simply stick to "Global Climate Change".


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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 10:53 AM
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130. "haters"
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needledriver Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:16 AM
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131. Any post with a signature photo of a cat
with a caption that uses Z instead of S.
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:18 AM
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132. "Intended to stifle dissent."
Ludicrous.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:22 AM
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133. "Struck a nerve" or "the thruth hurts"...
posted by some imbecile after they post complete nonsense and get called on it by dozens of rational DU'ers.

Everyone disagreeing with you doesn't mean you're right.

Sid
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:10 PM
Response to Reply #133
149. +1, but in their minds, it does. Weird. nt
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:29 AM
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136. probably DLC
It's not so much the term itself but the type of poster that usually uses it: Paranoid, irrational, etc. always thinking something is a conspiracy. I doubt anyone on DU is actually a member of the DLC, BTW.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:36 PM
Response to Reply #136
160. So you think we should blindly vote for anyone with a D after their name and not check their
track record and affiliations?

Do you think all Democratic candidates are exactly the same?

Joe Lieberman is Henry Waxman is Ben Nelson is Al Franken?

The reality the DLC was a real group with a real agenda, and is still a useful shorthand for describing Democrats who put corporate interests ahead of those of average Americans.



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taught_me_patience Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:31 AM
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137. "scab"
According to some here on DU, a scab is anybody that does not belong to a union.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:31 AM
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139. Meme
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 11:54 AM
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143. A good chunk of people- including ones who post on internet forums
are sheeple..

no sneer this time, just pointing out the facts :hi:
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:03 PM
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144. facepalm
the posting of that dude who looks like he's from a retro headache commercial with the caption "not this shit again."
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:42 PM
Response to Reply #144
165. +1000
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:04 PM
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145. "fundamentalist atheist" n/t
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:09 PM
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148. Fail... and Epic Fail... eom
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:12 PM
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150. "bash" nt
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:17 PM
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152. realistic or pragmatic: it almost always means doing what corporations want and ignoring
what the majority of Democrats and even majority of ALL Americans want.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:49 PM
Response to Reply #152
170. Yeah, I never realized that political expediency was all about alienating voters across the entire..
political spectrum.
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:17 PM
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153. "Pragmatic Progressive" and especially the use of "pragmatic"
that has absolutely nothing to do with if a proposal or policy's practical feasibility, ability to function, or legality.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:23 PM
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154. "The left gave the election to Bush".
A ridiculous statement on the face of it.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:30 PM
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156. "Obama"
:rofl:


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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:33 PM
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158. I'm so tired of
"Palin" ... Can we just ignore her now? haha..
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:42 PM
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164. "Enjoy President Palin"
Directed at those who don't adequately worship Obama.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:45 PM
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167. I dislike 'sheeple' in most contexts
I don't mind so much when it's used of people blindly following their leaders into unnecessary wars, but I can't stand its use with regard to people's personal lifestyle choices, ranging from watching TV for relaxation to (ESPECIALLY) getting vaccinated!

However, the phrase I hate the most is 'New World Order' because this almost always goes together with xenophobic conspiracy theories.

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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 12:59 PM
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174. I'll be pollyanna and give you one I like: the list
Edited on Mon May-16-11 01:01 PM by yurbud
Whenever I or someone else criticizes something Obama does, and someone posts ''the list'' of his accomplishments in office, it doesn't necessarily change my mind about the point at hand, but it does remind me that things are somewhat better than under Bush (even if I think much more can and should have been done).

And it is a reply with actual substantiation and evidence as opposed to glib but vacuous talking points.

The glass may be half empty, but at least the full half isn't gasoline with a match dropping into it.
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 02:00 PM
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176. "ripped them a new one"
Just plain wacky ultra-violent sado-sexual imagery and superior triumphalism all rolled together. Creeps me out.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:29 PM
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179. Shill. If someone disagrees with another, they can call each other a shill for whichever side
is the other one in any dichotomous way.
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Drew Richards Donating Member (507 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:32 PM
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182. Least favorite? Mexican, Most favorite? Purple Urple Indica

you did say buzzwords didn't you?
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Fla_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:32 PM
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183. Still the same as before.
:smoke:
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:34 PM
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185. under the bus, dead to me,
Edited on Mon May-16-11 03:34 PM by CBGLuthier
I have heard cliches are a sign of a lazy mind but is that just yet another cliche?

I also hate the term "perp." People who try to talk cop talk come across as assholes.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 03:39 PM
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186. Link?
Do your own fucking homework!
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:12 PM
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187. "Jump the Shark". When I see that its the end of reading whatever the person had to say.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:46 PM
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189. "I am not racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, but (insert racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic remark)."
In the same league, "I have AA/Jewish/NA blood in my family...", "Some of my best friends are...", "I know several AA, Jews, gays who agree with me..." :puke:

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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:53 PM
Response to Reply #189
191. Some of my friends are African-American, "Jewish", "Mexican".
gays, Islamic, etc. but...

oddly enough, I've never once heard any of them say self-loathing, stupid, stereotype-enforcing stuff and if I did, I'd call them out myself for it.

I guess I'm odd that way. :rofl:

I agree with you--and yet, if you look upthread, one of the locals is defending just that kind of thinking.
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 04:46 PM
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190. Anything that ends in "-tard." Sorry, but being close to a developmentally disabled family member ..
... has made me ultra-sensitive to the "r" word. And I always will be. "Retard" was used to make my nephew feel horrible about himself when he was younger.

So when I hear any word that uses "-tard," (f-tard, freeptard, etc.) I just cringe. Same when I hear someone throwing around the saying, "... takes the short bus."

Sometimes I think there are some silly 12-year-olds on this board.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:10 PM
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193. Substituting expressions of incredulity for argument. The ROFL icon, especially.
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 04:16 PM
Response to Reply #193
211. That's what I was thinking
It seems so insulting to laugh in your opponent's face.





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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 06:10 PM
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220. Yes and no.
Mostly it's lame as all hell to think you get points for nothing other than a ROFL icon.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:10 PM
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194. Today? Right now? It's this one "Anyone who doesn't agree with me is fascist."
:hi:
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 05:23 PM
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198. Oh, you beat me to "sheeple"!
Makes the user sound like an arrogant, uninformed high school brat. What. Ev. Er.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 06:18 PM
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202. I like them all...
I guess I must use them...:)
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DisgustipatedinCA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 06:47 PM
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205. Am I the only one who......
Am I the only one who doesn't think Huckabee is the antichrist?

Am I the only one who thinks Obama is playing 7-dimensional djarts?

Am I the only one who doesn't get the new xyz fad/trend/fashion?

This is usually deployed in the thread title as a way of seeking buy-in from others while simultaneously putting oneself and adherents in an exclusive club (no, you're not the only one who thinks blah blah blah. I myself have had this same thought before, and this puts the both of us in a special, more with-it category than others....). And so on.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 08:49 PM
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206. "Don't fly on any small planes."
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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-16-11 09:15 PM
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207. "white trash"
www.democraticunderground.com/searchresults.html?q=white+trash&sitesearch=democraticunderground.com&sa=Search&domains=democraticunderground.com&client=pub-7805397860504090&forid=1&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&cof=GALT%3A%23008000%3BGL%3A1%3BDIV%3A%23336699%3BVLC%3A663399%3BAH%3Acenter%3BBGC%3AFFFFFF%3BLBGC%3A336699%3BALC%3A0000FF%3BLC%3A0000FF%3BT%3A000000%3BGFNT%3A0000FF%3BGIMP%3A0000FF%3BFORID%3A11&hl=en
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 03:43 PM
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208. "Keyboard warriors" ...
except when referring to chickenhawk pundits who support new wars.

Those who bring off message-board comments complaining about others who uselessly comment on message boards are masters of dissonance and projection.
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 04:18 PM
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212. "Sheeple" is pretty irritating, but "Professional Left" takes the cake.
In practice, it's seldom anything more than a flimsy bit of window-dressing on the kind of right wing slander that used to draw an instant tombstone around here.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 04:34 PM
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213. You guys took all the words out of my mouth
This thread made me laugh.

The only thing I can add is that I find the "popcorn eaters" silly.
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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 04:58 PM
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214. "Broken clock" meaning a repub or teabagger is right but don't read too much into it. n/t
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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 05:32 PM
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218. "Hubby".
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-17-11 06:45 PM
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221. "where the hell are the moderators?"
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