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3,000 posts in "Politics", more than 135,000 in "general discussion"

Does this mean people are more inclined to want to lecture and complain about online news and events, than actually organize and get educated on the reality of political futures ? General discussion seems to be a "look at what I found online" competition of popularity. Copy and paste the most stories,..... recent or otherwise and you get "clout" as a valuable DU member.

The loss of the Dem Senate, the increase in GOP House members, and the substantial increase in Republican state governors does not seem to represent the reoccurring political future themes on DU.

Curious why you think there are always 40-50 times more "general discussions" going on than political ? DU has morphed into a "general discussion" and sort of drifted away from having the political relevance it seemed to have had.

I am asking a question, curious if this too is unwelcome at DU.

I started a thread asking if DU thought calling someone a "pussy" was sexist. Every poster responding agreed that it indeed was.

My thread was locked,........ but most interestingly ................ I've noticed that nobody calling Cheney a "pussy" has had posts removed.
So, is my conclusion correct ? You cannot ask if calling someone a "pussy" is sexist in the eyes of DU, your thread will be locked. But because there have been numerous posts, all over the place calling Cheney a "pussy", I assume it is both fine and dandy to call people "pussy" without concern it is a sexist remark ? "Pussy" is now a welcome expression to describe a person of undesirable character ? Nice.

I never thought calling people "pussy" would have been acceptable, now understand why nobody gets hidden for calling someone "pussy", it's OK. Not sliding down the slippery slope,....DU is surfing down it.

unless of course, "pussy" is simply an abbreviated expression of a Willow, which dies every winter, and the expression is meant to playfully describe the setting season on Dick Cheney's career. Or is a sexist remark Ok, so long as it's directed at someone we don't like ? again,....nice.

why isn't calling someone a "pussy" sexist ?

There are posts all over the place calling Cheney a "pussy", curious why this isn't considered sexist on DU ?

Or can sexism be allowed so long as enough people agree that "dick vagina", is a humorous enough parody for "go fuck yourself" Cheney ?

what is in the torture documents we didn't already know ?

Is this correct ?

you don't have to show ID to vote, yet you DO have to have ID to engage government social services ?

Why is one so racist, yet not the other ?
Should the idea of identification just be abolished ?

Eric Holder and the FBI are investigating Michael Brown Shooting

My opinion, these will be the only two ways the verdict (once a trial has actually concluded) will be accepted by those that have blinded themselves to any possibility other than this was an obvious racist cop that executed an unarmed black kid.

1) Michael Brown executed by racist white officer.

2) Justified shooting by officer, racist white officer goes free.

Question for those that have concluded the online trial phase of this case, and have concluded that the racist white officer executed Brown, ......

what "if",..... real life is not as cut and dry as it is online, what "if" there is evidence that has not yet been presented by twitter ? what "if" the FBI is unable to secure a conviction for this racist white officer ?

what 'if", Wilson is not convicted ? Is anybody, or more clearly...... is everybody,...... prepared to call Eric Holder and the FBI racist, and in on the fix to set a racist white murderer free ? From a town that two weeks ago didn't exist to 99% of the population ?

has anybody realized that the unreliable, baloney filled news outlets that are regularly chastised for incompetence, are the same bunch of door knobs that are being quoted using words like "proof", even before the crime scene was cleaned up ?

If irony had a name it would be Michael Moore.

Makes a fortune, owns 9 homes, travels the world, CHARGES to speak out against capitalism and the unfairness of the "American dream"

I couldn't be more inspired if he flew a private jet from mansion to mansion, condemning my ugly waste of energy.

Anybody live in Detroit ?

that can describe what the city is REALLY like today ?

Curious question about DU rules.

Anything right of Democratic principals is strictly against the rules, it gets mocked, attacked, alerted on and usually deleted.

So how does open socialist, and communist philosophies get embraced and feathered into "the fold" as acceptable ?
I see posters promoting Socialism/Communism , I see posters naming themselves Socialist/Communist.

Is Socialism and Communism an acceptable Democratic platform ? And if Yes, then why is it called Democratic Underground ?

Is Socialism and Communism "close enough" to Democratic values for DU members?

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