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Sun Aug 16, 2015, 02:04 AM

I Draw the Line at Anecdotes that Have No Video, No Link, No Nothing

Because hey! I can say that (fill in a politician) is (fill in an adjective) because (fill in a story), and if it fits a currently fashionable Big Lie then folks will rate it on up. The popular wisdom being all that some people need to decide whether or not something is news.

OK, so now a link. At least it is not an anecdote with no link, no video, no nothing.

https://twitter.com/jeneps/status/632594411277406208/photo/1

Enjoy.

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Reply I Draw the Line at Anecdotes that Have No Video, No Link, No Nothing (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Aug 2015 OP
Historic NY Aug 2015 #1
Control-Z Aug 2015 #3
MH1 Aug 2015 #16
Historic NY Aug 2015 #18
Control-Z Aug 2015 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2015 #4
BooScout Aug 2015 #5
daybranch Aug 2015 #12
BooScout Aug 2015 #14
Autumn Aug 2015 #17
oasis Aug 2015 #6
Name removed Aug 2015 #7
Control-Z Aug 2015 #8
Skwmom Aug 2015 #9
SonderWoman Aug 2015 #10
daybranch Aug 2015 #11
BooScout Aug 2015 #15
sufrommich Aug 2015 #13
Historic NY Aug 2015 #19
ibegurpard Aug 2015 #20


Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 02:49 AM

3. I used your link to debunk the lie

in that other thread. Thank you for posting it.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 09:40 AM

16. A transcript of the relevant portion would be helpful to those who can't do video

Also, what is her published position on the topic? That matters more to me than off the cuff remarks any day. Assuming it actually says something substantive.

I would love her to use the medical marijuana question as an opening for a discussion of the harmfulness of the "drug war" approach to marijuana. She doesn't have to commit to full legalization to express a knowledge of and concern with the issue.

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Response to MH1 (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 10:09 AM

18. The women was concerned about the allowing of access across the state lines....

due to the regulations between Iowa not adopting it (marijuana) and where (the state) she has to go to get it, requiring her to bring the patient who was too ill to the place where its filled. It seemed she was more asking about fixing the regulations so there wasn't 50 different variations or regulations. He daughter is on various opiates but the marijuana seems to make things better. The women was with Sen Harkin talking prior as the walked around the fairground. Hillary apparently had some connections to a mutual acquaintance the women knew.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 02:47 AM

2. I'm afraid a large group of Sanders supporters

feel they can make up anything they want in order to hurt Hillary. It is time we started speaking up every dang time.

Thank you for this OP.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 04:35 AM

4. I'm a Sanders supporter and I didn't believe it

even before the link to the video was posted. Some people (on both sides, btw) are excessively partisan, but please don't assume we're all in a rush to assume the worst about Hillary. It's just a few zealots that stick out - but they don't speak for everybody. It was a cheap shot - a comment grossly taken out of context. That OP ought to remove it, or apologize, or both.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 04:48 AM

5. 21 people so far have rec'd that thread....

If they had any sense of honor they should unrec and the OP should delete it.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 09:01 AM

12. Maybe you should actually discuss the issues,

and please point out where she is better on any issue.
I have no idea what OP you talk about, but believe me Hillary is defining herself. By the way I am a very, very proud zealot. I see working for Sanders as working for democracy and our people. Working for Hillary, not so much. Go Bernie! More and more volunteers for Bernie are added everyday. My family signed up 7 more this weekend to work .
This is truly a class struggle. Hillary picked her side long ago and it is coming back to bite her. You must remember that the revolution will not be televised until we have won.

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Response to daybranch (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 09:28 AM

14. If you have no idea what OP we are talking about....

Then how do you feel informed enough to comment?

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 09:50 AM

17. That OP should be deleted. That being said, some Hillary supporters have

absolutely no problem doing the same thing to Bernie.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 05:19 AM

6. A picture is worth a thousand words. A kick with thanks.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 07:10 AM

8. But Hillary's response has been recorded.

And it is completely adverse to the OP we are discussing.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 07:30 AM

9. Well when you have "friends" in the media, a link doesn't make what you are reading true. n/t


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Response to Skwmom (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 08:46 AM

10. You think Hillary has friends in the media??

 

Where? The media has been after her for 25 years.

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Response to Skwmom (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 08:50 AM

11. yes, many of us think Hillary people protest too much.

They never want to talk about issues, continually yell my candidate has more supporters than yours, chant inevitable over and over as if that will make it happen. Meanwhile their candidate shies away from taking positions andc to many of us the posiitions taken seem to favor the oligarchy.
Look out- the democratic party is being taken over by activists unsatisfied with establishment control for benefit of the oligarchy, who in turn bring forth more activists. There is an old saying you cannot kill an idea. Our idea has been to take our government from the oligarchy and return it to the people. a great day is coming.
This talk about whether Bernie is a democrat is amusing especially with Hillary supporters talking about a big tent. The Progressive tide is coming to take our party back from the establishment centrists like the Clintons and make it a party of progressive values. Go Bernie!
C'mon Hillary people.showus where Hillary's stand on the issues are better than Bernies, c'mon we dare you!Speak up, we are glad to listen to this discussion but your nyah nyah nyah, my candidate is better than yours just don't get it. Speak up, we Bernie people believe in democracy. I actually have heard nothing in these many months that could be even remotely construed as demonstrating Hillary supporters themselves believe Hillary's position on even one issue is better than Bernie. They remind me of republicans who just say I always vote republican. Are Hillary supporter's unwilling or incapable of debate? Can you imagine if they cannot srtand up for positions different than Bernies, what Hillary herself will look like in a debate.
If you are supporters , speak out on the issues where she is better.

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Response to daybranch (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 09:33 AM

15. We object when someone posts OUTRIGHT LIES about her....

Sorry we don't sit quietly by while hateful lies are posted.

BTW...........her supporters post where she stands on the issues every day.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 09:05 AM

13. There's been a lot of lines crossed here on DU lately.

Some real ugly stuff that's been allowed to stand because some juries vote according to who they support in the primaries instead of the content of the post.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 10:12 AM

19. Bias much they are.....

unfortunately some of them are mods with groups and they try to control the message. Your not allowed to question them but they sure can fire away.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 16, 2015, 10:16 AM

20. there sure have

And you've turned a blind eye to plenty of them. Physician heal thyself.

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