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81 net delegates for Hillary!

According to NYT, and excluding Connecticut because they haven't assigned delegates there, Hillary's coming out of tonight so far with 81 net delegates, pushing her lead over Sanders to nearly insurmountable levels.

Source: New York Times

More Berning harassment

So is there a way for the alert stalkers to stop my signature file from showing? I can see it on everything I post, but other people say they can't see it. That's pretty lame if so.

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These hides are getting ridiculous!

They accused me of bullying Ida Briggs when, in actuality, I wasn't smearing her reputation at all. I was calling out the posting of Fox News as a credible source.

My EXACT text of that post was:

I am not trying to smear *your* precious reputation
I am trying to point out that posting links to Rupert Murdoch's Titillating Cavalcade of Tabloid Trash™ lowers the bar on this website. If you want to deflect from that by making this about your personal reputation, you are free to do so, but I am confident that even the most ardent Bernie supporter knows that's not the point I'm making, even if they won't admit it. I'm sure the right wingers who surf this site are cackling that we're now legitimizing their pseudo-journalistic temple of spin.

How is that bullying or smearing her???

Why are the admins not addressing how flawed this jury system is? And they say Arizona was rigged. Charity begins at home.

They're deflecting by making it about a longtime DUer. This has nothing to do with her. This has everything to do with who she's sourcing. This is such bullshit. I'm glad I got my hundred dollars back. Let them ban me from this site. I could care less. If they want to allow this abuse and do nothing about it, I could care less how any of them feel.

----------- here's the actual alert. -------

On Fri Apr 22, 2016, 04:59 PM an alert was sent on the following post:

I am not trying to smear *your* precious reputation


This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.


This poster is harassing and attempting to bully Ida Briggs. I've seen enough of these kinds of posts over months here that are just harassment.

Please hide this one so discussion can resume.


A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Fri Apr 22, 2016, 05:09 PM, and voted 4-3 to HIDE IT.

Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: It's an argument, not harassment. And the poster is right. This Bernie fan is getting sick of the right-wing propaganda quoted on both sides!
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: Don't post links from "Rupert Murdoch's Titillating Cavalcade of Tabloid Trashâ„¢" without expecting to be called on it. Poster is also replying to someone who has claimed to have 'cured' cerebral palsy with snake oil and moonbeams, so reputation is what it is.
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Definitely harassment of a long time DUer, 'your precious reputation' and from a brand new poster. Better learn from the beginning to be respectful to other posters here, at least that used to be the goal of community standards. Hiding it to let the poster take a breath and maybe choose a different way of communicating in the future
Juror #7 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: There are folks from both camps working hard to make sure the others people don't vote come this general election.. and they are doing a bang up job. What a trash hole DU has become.


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Bernie or Hillary?

Who would you like to see win the Democratic Nomination for President in 2016?

Well, clearly the Pope is no longer a factor

We've come a long way from Charlemagne.

Where does this leave the math?

Before this, didn't Bernie need 60% of the remaining primary elections in order to win? What does this put him at in the math?

Yay Hillary!

Let's have a toast! I'll pour some Heinz 57.4%!!!

Well, after a weekend on mute from abusive alert-stalking (within the Hillary group no less), here I am, un-silenced and immeasurably happy. I cannot say that this victory would have tasted quite this sweet without the challenge I had to face to toast it, so, cheers to all! I wouldn't call this schadenfreude, since I am not happy that others have lost. I'm just incredibly happy that our candidate won!



And, after a weekend of muteness caused by abusive alert stalking, this victory tastes that much sweeter.

Cheers to Hillary!

Alert Stalking Hillary Supporters???

So I've been knocked out of commission for the weekend for absolutely ridiculous hides based on posts that were meant to be funny. In one especially silly case I was responding to a Bernie Supporter's snarky response to my assertion that Bernie was seeking tacit endorsement from the leader of a foreign nation (the pope). The Bernie supporter replied to me with, "Obviously he'll be after the coveted Kim Jong-un next". I replied with "Kim Jong-un endorses Bernie. News at 11. Yeah, that actually doesn't sound that out of the realm of reality" as a means of answering snark with snark. The hide I got, which helped knock me out of commission for days, had the comment that "Another hateful post saying a Democratic presidential candidate is really Communist."

If I was actually suggesting Bernie is a communist, it was only in the sense that I was playing along with the person whose assertion I was responding to, who himself got no hide, of course.

Perhaps the most ridiculous hide I got was simple the subject "hahahahaha," proving that even laughter is frowned upon by these alert stalkers.

The best part was I had just donated $100 to be a star member after someone suggested I was being alert stalked and that I should hide the obvious suspects from jury review of my posts and I figured that it would give me more blocks and support the cause at the same time. I could have done this with $5 but I chose to support a site that, by and large, is doing something good. I contacted the admin and explained that this was completely unfair to suddenly not be able to post after that and that the software is geared to the very such abuse I had been subjected to. He graciously refunded me but it does sadden me that this was the solution rather than addressing the real problem. I don't mind supporting a site for Democrats, and I don't even mind that it skews probably 80% or more for Bernie but if his supporters are going to purposefully manipulate and exploit the weaknesses of what is clearly a very flawed jury system, then I cannot support that. As a person who has built websites for over 22 years, I have to believe in the model that you fix it till you get it right. It is in the power of the admins to correct these flaws and I encourage them to do so because this is a fantastic marketplace of progressive ideas.

I'm going to pull the lever for whoever wins the Democratic nomination. It is clear to me that the folks that are alert stalking Hillary supporters the most are probably the Bernie or Bust types that are only interested in their candidate and not in the party. The admins here have already had to modify their jury system to account for dramatic abuses but I don't think it's gone far enough.

Supporting Hillary Clinton should not be grounds to be thrown from this site. I'm going to give it another go, but would rather go back to lurking or not even visiting at all if it continues.

How many folks is this happening to?
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