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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 09:47 AM

Doom and gloom posts should be banned this weekend

No posting polls from sketchy polling outfits.

No post about early votes in Florida or Nevada saying that Democrats arenít voting.

And other doom and gloom posts....I want to come to this site looking for positivity.

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Reply Doom and gloom posts should be banned this weekend (Original post)
Proud liberal 80 Oct 2020 OP
agingdem Oct 2020 #1
c-rational Oct 2020 #47
lagomorph777 Oct 2020 #2
Iggo Oct 2020 #4
greenjar_01 Oct 2020 #8
BannonsLiver Oct 2020 #25
MoonRiver Oct 2020 #58
greenjar_01 Oct 2020 #60
MoonRiver Oct 2020 #61
greenjar_01 Oct 2020 #63
MoonRiver Oct 2020 #64
greenjar_01 Oct 2020 #65
PatSeg Oct 2020 #70
PatSeg Oct 2020 #71
DownriverDem Oct 2020 #37
beachbumbob Oct 2020 #3
AmericanCanuck Oct 2020 #5
greenjar_01 Oct 2020 #6
BannonsLiver Oct 2020 #7
greenjar_01 Oct 2020 #9
BannonsLiver Oct 2020 #20
lagomorph777 Oct 2020 #10
BainsBane Oct 2020 #15
BannonsLiver Oct 2020 #19
BainsBane Oct 2020 #29
BannonsLiver Oct 2020 #30
Sunsky Oct 2020 #11
Johnny2X2X Oct 2020 #12
GoCubsGo Oct 2020 #13
BainsBane Oct 2020 #14
Dem2 Oct 2020 #17
BainsBane Oct 2020 #24
Dem2 Oct 2020 #35
BainsBane Oct 2020 #40
Dem2 Oct 2020 #42
Proud liberal 80 Oct 2020 #21
BainsBane Oct 2020 #34
BannonsLiver Oct 2020 #22
BainsBane Oct 2020 #26
BannonsLiver Oct 2020 #27
BainsBane Oct 2020 #33
BannonsLiver Oct 2020 #36
BainsBane Oct 2020 #41
Post removed Oct 2020 #45
USALiberal Oct 2020 #16
demmiblue Oct 2020 #18
obamanut2012 Oct 2020 #23
Hotler Oct 2020 #28
Sherman A1 Oct 2020 #39
Spazito Oct 2020 #31
brooklynite Oct 2020 #32
USALiberal Oct 2020 #51
BlueIdaho Oct 2020 #38
LAS14 Oct 2020 #43
cwydro Oct 2020 #57
Harker Oct 2020 #44
bucolic_frolic Oct 2020 #46
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2020 #48
yaesu Oct 2020 #49
tiredtoo Oct 2020 #50
johnp3907 Oct 2020 #52
Proud liberal 80 Oct 2020 #56
kimbutgar Oct 2020 #53
Miigwech Oct 2020 #54
birdographer Oct 2020 #55
cwydro Oct 2020 #59
Kaleva Oct 2020 #68
BusyBeingBest Oct 2020 #62
Blue Owl Oct 2020 #66
Autumn Oct 2020 #67
Silent3 Oct 2020 #69

Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:04 AM

1. I'm with you...

just once can we go into an election with a "we can do this" attitude instead of "we're all gonna die"?...we vote we win...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:16 PM

47. +1 Well Said. Be Vigilant and Keep it Positive.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:05 AM

2. I'm going to start blocking each poster who does that.

They're not on our side.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:24 AM

4. Way ahead of you.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:29 AM

8. +1000

Some obvious, some deluded old-timers. Sad mix. Imagine spending your day that way?

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:14 PM

58. Some of we old timers have been through the political mill

over the last 20 years (God has it really been 20 years? No wonder I feel old.) Anyway I feel as positive as can be but I also remember other times when that positivity turned sour. That said, I very strongly believe weíre gonna have an awesome night next Tuesday!

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #58)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:15 PM

60. There are more old-timers than post count accounts for

Something to think about.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #60)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:16 PM

61. You can check when people joined

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #61)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:17 PM

63. There are more old timers than join date accounts for

Something to think about.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #63)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:19 PM

64. What are you trying to get at?

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #64)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:21 PM

65. And that's all I got to say about that



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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #63)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 10:16 AM

70. What?!?!?

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #58)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 10:21 AM

71. I am pretty much where you are at

Basically I'm 99.9% positive it is going to be a landslide win for us on Tuesday, but the last twenty years has tempered my enthusiasm a bit. It comes from learning to never trust a republican politician. There is no limit to how low they will go to win.

I'm trying very hard to stay in the 99.9% mindset. At this point, it would serve no purpose to start second guessing everything.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:37 AM

37. I'm on our side.

I'm just concerned. Is that okay?

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:15 AM

3. I be happy not seeing anything from polls or 538 from here on out

 

its all useless at this point any way


its about voting and making all around you vote

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:25 AM

5. +1 ...

 

We need to keep a positive environment from now until the victory.

No roller coaster needed.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:28 AM

6. Definitely a pattern among the Miami-Dade Panic crew and a few others

I'm trashing all of that. Probably better than a blanket ban, since some people get their rocks off reading doom posts for some reason, who am I to judge?

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:29 AM

9. Haaaa!

I thought they were coming from kansas...

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:43 AM

20. Well that too



And Nevada, if last night was any indication.

ďBut but Jon Ralston!11Ē

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:29 AM

10. +1

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:41 AM

15. How many GOTV shifts will you be doing this weekend?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:43 AM

19. You don't think there are trolls working on behalf of Putin?

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:00 AM

29. That wasn't my quesiton

What are you doing to contribute to the victory? Or is your sole mission to thought police?

Believe it or not, Putin's primary interest isn't your feelings. The Russians want to stop people from voting. They aren't saying work like we're 10 points behind--because that's Biden. They aren't encouraging others to GOTV. But promoting complacency does benefit Trump and the Russians.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #29)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:01 AM

30. Well it was my answer, whether it was your question or not

Best get to calling voters rather than berating people here who arenít scared.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:31 AM

11. Yes please

We're going into this with positive thoughts.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:32 AM

12. Hey, I'll be happy if DU stays up and running

When it got hacked and taken down Tuesday it was absolutely traumatic.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:38 AM

13. What? Deprive me of the joy of hitting "Trash This Thread"?

Let 'em post their doom and gloom. You don't have to read it.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:40 AM

14. I hope everyone demanding no one feel nervous

about the election is working really hard to turn out the vote. https://www.mobilize.us/

How many shifts will you be doing this weekend?

Because the number 1 danger to a Democratic victory is pretending the Democrats have it in the bag. Joe says we run like we are 10 points behind, but according to some that makes him a troll. Joe doesn't know that actually turning out the votes and winning the election is less important than making some voters feel good. Silly him.



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Response to BainsBane (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:42 AM

17. We come here to destress

Not to be guilted into thinking we're somehow not single-handedly pushing Biden across the line.

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:51 AM

24. But guilting people

who are working their asses off but are nervous, that's okay. Calling them Russian trolls is okay.

The chief beneficiary from the "we have in the bag" ethos is the GOP because its danger lies in promoting complacency rather than hard work.

I care a lot less about "de-stressing" than actually winning this election, and if we are to win, we need all hands on deck. But I keep forgetting the goal is not to actually win but to make you feel good. For some of us, the only effective de-stressor is getting Trump out, and that takes work. https://www.mobilize.us/

This is not an entertainment site. It's a site for Democrats. If it can't be used to organize, what's the point?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #24)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:21 AM

35. Noble words

Perhaps you forgot this has been the most anxiety producing year in history?

I can see you're going to dig your feet in further as you've chosen this tact based on a seeming "offense" that you've taken to my position, but inside you know my point is valid and that hundreds here agree with my point of view.

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #35)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:52 AM

40. Oh I know lots of people agree with you

I know yours is a comfortable position. I just don't find it productive. Clearly our priorities are different.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #40)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:00 PM

42. Don't care for the passive-aggressive knock, but...

I'm sorry you're having a bad day.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:44 AM

21. Working at my County Democratic headquarters this weekend

Here in Texas, like I have every Saturday

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:17 AM

34. That's great

Thank you for your contribution!

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:46 AM

22. Can I pose this question

Call me crazy, and hear me out, but what if, and this is just a theory, but what if there was some MIDDLE GROUND between thinking we have it in the bag and completely crapping our pants with fear?

What if thereís this place, and again Iím just spitballing here, but what if someone was simply confident that Biden will win, but still vigilant?

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:55 AM

26. Yet calling those of us who work our asses off

and have done so for months "Russian trolls" because we don't prioritize your feelings over winning is perfectly acceptable. If you're so confident, why do you feel compelled to thought police?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #26)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:59 AM

27. So to recap

1. Thereís NO middle ground.

2. If one is not shitting their pants with fear they are terrible Democrats who are overconfident.

Got it.



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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #27)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:16 AM

33. That isn't what I said

and you know it. No one is telling you to be nervous, but you have decided to call those who are Putin's trolls. You've obviously defined your role for the campaign. I happen to think working to GOTV is more productive than enforcing thought control. We'll have to agree to disagree. I'm comfortable with my choice because I'm doing everything I can to bring about a victory Tuesday night.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #33)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:22 AM

36. That's really great. Very cool. So get to it, then.

Berating people here who arenít scared or crapping their pants doesnít seem conducive to what you say you are doing.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #36)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:00 PM

41. Clearly how to win

or whether we win isn't an important or serious subject to you.

If you're so sensitive to "berating," try not calling people Russian trolls. As I made very clear, my issue is not that you're not nervous, it's that you insult everyone who is.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:42 AM

16. It is called the Alert process! No need to add anything else! nt

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:43 AM

18. Just trash threads you don't like/place posters on ignore. Simple.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:50 AM

23. 100% THIS

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:59 AM

28. Or wear a little thicker skin when playing in GD.

It can be a rough crowd. Just saying.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #28)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:48 AM

39. Agreed

Folks have concerns and should be able to share them.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:04 AM

31. This is one of the few times I actually use the 'trash thread' option...

I actually just trashed my first 'doom and gloom' thread this morning.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:11 AM

32. I've been here since 2001...

I have 65,000+ posts.

Доверьтесь мне!

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #32)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:27 PM

51. And???? nt

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 11:37 AM

38. Let them sink.

Donít reply - just let them sink out of sight.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #43)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:11 PM

57. ...

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:06 PM

44. I'll be ringing my bell, not wringing my hands. n/t

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:08 PM

46. Fine let's work on the turnout so ours is larger than theirs

early voting is not the same as all voting

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:21 PM

48. Same with the posts freaking out about how

they're going to steal the election.

A friend who lives in PA just posted this on FB:

Our noble state legislature has set it up so that, if the count is close, they can keep demanding recounts, and if they can delay the final count until 8th December, they will be allowed to appoint the electors. We all know who those crooks will vote for. ALSO, they can investigate any "fraud" and question the validity of the elections...again, allowing them to appoint the electors. Pennsylvania is one of the states where there is a real possibilty of armed militias showing up to intimidate voteres. Guys, we are going to be screwed over by the stinking, cheating, lying Republicans like never before. Damn the lot of them.


I did post back asking what the specific requirements in PA triggered an automatic recount. And would the state legislature even be in session in November and December. Honestly, this sounds like the sort of bad and unverified information my friend is all too apt to post. He doesn't always bother to check facts, which is frustrating. He's been convinced all along that the election will be totally stolen, and is far too quick to buy into doom and gloom.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:24 PM

49. Doom & Gloom? I got my grocery shopping done & mulched an acre of leaves all before 11AM

no doom & gloom here! Seriously though, we have to have open topics here, the good, the bad & the ugly, burying our heads in the sand would not be prudent at this juncture.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:25 PM

50. I haven't looked forward to an event

with this much enthusiasm since I was a child waiting for Christmas.

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #52)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:06 PM

56. You are now on my ignore list

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:35 PM

53. Yes we need to be positive but cautious and vote like our lives depends on it.

I get anxiety every time I see those posts saying the race is tightening. Weíve already been traumatized Enough since November 7th 2016 !!!!!

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:35 PM

54. No doom and gloom, not feeling it, nerves are jumping

 

but got something bubbly, something for my pipe, pumpkins to smash, firecrackers to set off inside the pumpkins (create a pumpkin soup, lol), friends on stand-by.... And hopefully DU will be up and running this year without hackers. The kindred spirits, searching souls and intellectual heft at DU is always important to me. We will be gathering around the proverbial fire pit election night and I just wish we can all share THE VICTORY on DU!!!!! VOTE..... VOTE .... VOTE KEEP 'EM COMING IN , bury the fuckers under an avalanche of ballots.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:50 PM

55. Excellent plan

I was just thinking about this. Twitter suspended my account for saying police shot at protesters with rubber bullets (which they did). This was a true blessing. Reading Twitter posts sent my stress skyrocketing so thank you, Twitter, for breaking my horrible habit. I had been visiting DU for quite awhile but never posted. I now spend time here that I used to spend on Twitter, and it's because of how positive people are here. And how they require sources for posts. I don't get stressed out here. So I agree, let's keep it positive and hopeful and supportive.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:14 PM

59. Really? No free speech on DU?

Oh my, the irony.

Maybe some of those posting OPs about worries just are coming to this community for reassurance.

I saw this same scorn in 2016 when I was worried. I stopped posting because of it.

Calling longtime DUers trolls or Russians or bots? Sorry, not going for that.

Use trash tread, use ignore. No one is making you read anything, k?

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Response to cwydro (Reply #59)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 10:13 AM

68. There never has been free speech here. TOS makes that clear.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:17 PM

62. I don't think we need to be coddled.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 09:06 AM

66. K&R

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 10:06 AM

67. Then you should use the tools DU has created to make your experience the way you want it.

There is alert, trash thread, ignore threads and posters, ignore topic by key word. Or log out. Plenty of choices there. We are all adults on a message board. I imagine EarlG can tell us how to behave if he felt the need. Since, ya know it's his site.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 10:14 AM

69. Nope. Can go along with that kind of censorship.

People feel what they feel, want to say what they want to say, and if they aren't breaking general rules of civility or the posting guidelines for DU, they should feel free to post what they wish to post.

It's not other people's job to blow sunshine up your ass, even if that's all you personally want to get out of DU between now and election day.

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