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Bwa-ha-ha. A little Halloween humor for you from Richard Pryor:

Posted by coalition_unwilling | Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:25 AM (0 replies)

Avery -- when not just any binder will do:

"As a wife and mother, I LOVE this binder. It keeps me in my place, allows me to get dinner ready on time, AND only costs 72% of the more masculine version. Some people might think it's sexist, but sheesh, I'm not binding my feet, just my brain. Extra bonus, if you sit on it just right, it can act as an effective method of birth control! Full disclosure: I submitted this under my husband's account, with his full permission. He is the head of our household, and the owner of the binder."


Really clever postings here, some no doubt by DUers, judging from the level of wit displayed.

Posted by coalition_unwilling | Fri Oct 26, 2012, 11:19 AM (1 replies)

Brief requiem for Occupy Los Angeles

Today Alma and I heeded the warnings on television and went down to the Venice Boardwalk rather than going to the 1-Year Anniversary proceedings of Occupy Los Angeles downtown. (Forecasters were predicting dangerously high temperatures inland and even unseasonably high temps along the beaches. They were wrong about the latter.)

To honor Occupy, I wore my 99% T-shirt (generated by the t-shirt operation at the original Occupy Los Angeles that screen printed many t-shirts and distributed them for free). Alma and I walked on the boardwalk for almost 4 hours and not one person had anything to say about the '99%' prominently displayed on my t-shirt. Not one person. Wow!

Oh yeah, and Alma and I saw two separate instances where the destitute were eating discarded food scraps right off the pavement of the boardwalk and one instance of a person fishing through a trashcan to retrieve someone's discarded beverage to drink. This all within spitting distance of beachfront residences that start at $2 million and go up from there.

And to think I actually thought Occupy was going to change things for the better. I actually thought it was going to be my generation's 1848 or 1917. Doesn't look like it. Charles Dickens is spinning in his grave.

Oh yeah, and the LAPD drove their patrol cars up and down the boardwalk (and bike path!) with lights flashing. Who knows why?
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:44 PM (22 replies)

Great, so now Muslim- and Islam-bashing is allowed by DU. See transcript below:

At Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:25 PM you sent an alert on the following post:

It wouldn't surprise me if Muslims believe that Jews murdered the hijackers on 9/11... (n/t)


This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)


How is this anti-Muslim slur any different from anti-semitism?


A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:29 PM, and voted 3-3 to LEAVE IT ALONE.

Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT and said: We don't need this kind of hate at DU.
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: I don't think it's meant to be a slur. It's based on the article.
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT and said: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given

Thank you.


Well, at least 3 DUers found that my objection had grounds. Not sure what to think about the 3 who didn't find the remark objectionable. I guess tie votes go to the bigot now.
Posted by coalition_unwilling | Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:34 PM (45 replies)
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