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Funny Thing about Democratic Underground
9-10-08 | Shenandoah

Posted on 09/10/2008 10:03:00 AM PDT by Shenandoah

I was just over on the Democratic Underground site to see what they might be saying about Sarah Paulin, and I noticed something very peculiar about the people who post there - they don't post complete thoughts. I went through thread after thread, and they were all alike. I had logged on there hoping to read some provocative commentary and to get a feel for what hard-core leftists are thinking, but I couldn't find any posts of any substance - no insightful or well-thought out comments. For the most part, people there just type a little blurb in the heading of their post, but don't follow up with any written statements. If you're lucky, you might find a smiley face or a LOL in the body of their posts, but not much more. Why does the term shallow come to mind?


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1 posted on 09/10/2008 10:03:00 AM PDT by Shenandoah
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To: Shenandoah

Did you shower before you came back here?


2 posted on 09/10/2008 10:04:34 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Go, Sonics! And take the Mariners with you.)
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To: Shenandoah

This is your brain.

This is your brain after 20 years of dope smoking.


3 posted on 09/10/2008 10:04:59 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Shenandoah

:)


4 posted on 09/10/2008 10:05:13 AM PDT by ibbryn (this tag intentionally left blank)
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To: Shenandoah

They are called DUmmies all over the ‘net for a reason....

;^)


5 posted on 09/10/2008 10:05:21 AM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: Shenandoah

;>)


6 posted on 09/10/2008 10:05:38 AM PDT by lakeman
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To: Shenandoah
The style speaks to the Democrats constituency and how they campaign. Quick hits, sound bites, incomplete truths (lies), and then move onto other subjects. There is rarely anything of substance that comes from a Democrat campaigning these days.
7 posted on 09/10/2008 10:07:09 AM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Shenandoah

Unfortunately, its not much better over here at FR. Thread after thread with nothing more than a trite phrase or a sentence fragment of opinion. Gone are the early days of Free Republic when substantive opinion and analysis was common. I think that many of those folks still tune in to see what’s going on, but we seldom read the wisdom of their thoughts and analysis.


8 posted on 09/10/2008 10:07:18 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Shenandoah

Did you see the hoopla that some big piece of Mccain scandal was going to break today ? Something about prescription drugs and the Washington Post.


9 posted on 09/10/2008 10:07:32 AM PDT by Eddeche
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To: Shenandoah

The F-word is a complete thought for them.


10 posted on 09/10/2008 10:07:39 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Shenandoah
"I was just over on the Democratic Underground site to see what they might be saying about Sarah Paulin, and I noticed something very peculiar about the people who post there - they don't post complete thoughts."

You shouldn't say that about
11 posted on 09/10/2008 10:07:55 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Shenandoah
Do not lurk there. The damage is cumulative and irreparable.
12 posted on 09/10/2008 10:08:01 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Shenandoah

I know exactly what you mean. It was to the point where I thought I wasn’t logged in properly — I kept saying “Where are all the comments?!?!” — then I realized, it was just pages of one-liners, and the same one-liners over and over again. DUmmies like the smell of their own farts, I guess.


13 posted on 09/10/2008 10:08:18 AM PDT by workerbee (Sarah Palin's very existence is a threat to the Left.)
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To: Shenandoah

Browsing through DUh is like walking through an adult book store. You look straight ahead, don’t touch anything and try to forget why your shoes are sticking to the floor.


14 posted on 09/10/2008 10:08:29 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: Shenandoah
It occurred to me that the DU posts are like the transcript of a street demonstration. A profanity-laced mishmash of slogans, chants, and quips; all shouted out in a chaotic cacophony. This may be the only way these people can "communicate".
15 posted on 09/10/2008 10:09:23 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Shenandoah
- they don't post complete thoughts

You can't post what you don't have.

16 posted on 09/10/2008 10:10:16 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (Her couch is tougher than Obama.)
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To: Shenandoah

Absolutely. Did you happen to hear Rush’s last caller? He (a Palin critic; self describer “Independent”) claimed Palin “couldn’t put two sentences together”.

Now, if you don’t give a crap about verifiable reality, there are a dozen or so (mostly scurrilous) things you could say about SP, but of all those things, the thing you cannot say if your senses give you even moderately accurate information is that she is not articulate. As Rush said “She hasn’t stuttered even a single time during her appearances!” And yet this guy made this statement.

I admire Rush greatly not just for his history; but for his uncanny ability to crystallize conservative thought so concisely; his great sense of ironic humor; and I admire his relentless politeness in listening to and generally hearing out callers no matter their position(s). In this case, he asked the caller to repeat himself so that the whole country could see what an idiot comment he was making.


17 posted on 09/10/2008 10:10:40 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Congrasites = Congressional parasites.)
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To: Shenandoah
I went to DU once. I found most of the posts completly unintelligible.
18 posted on 09/10/2008 10:11:59 AM PDT by GeneralisimoFranciscoFranco (I love liberals. They taste like chicken.)
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To: Shenandoah
“they don't post complete thoughts”

If you listened to Obama give enough off the cuff speeches, you would uhh, uhh, and, well, uhh... what was I uhh, talking about...?

19 posted on 09/10/2008 10:12:12 AM PDT by YouPosting2Me
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To: Shenandoah
The fact that the style there (and at KOmmieland) is to put half the thought into the "title" of the post, then follow up the rest of the sentence fragment in the "body."

It'S lIkE rEaDiNg ThIs KiNd Of ThInG.

20 posted on 09/10/2008 10:12:41 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending that the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in a suspension.)
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To: Shenandoah

One can’t expect depth and clarity from a mud puddle.


21 posted on 09/10/2008 10:12:49 AM PDT by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: Shenandoah
they don't post complete thoughts.

Living in your Mom's basement and calling it "The Man Cave" will do that.

22 posted on 09/10/2008 10:13:04 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - but they know what's best.)
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To: Shenandoah
Lots of anger and profanity over there too.

See, when facts don't back up your possition (ever) you tend to get used to arguing without them. (Check out my new sig)

Owl_Eagle

"There are people who are surrounded by bigots
and know it is wrong, but are afraid to be vocal against it.
These people are going to pull the lever for Obama
and they are not being polled."
angee_is_mad, DUmmy

23 posted on 09/10/2008 10:14:43 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Shenandoah

I WENT TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND ONCE!!!! I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED BY ALL THE RANTING!!!! UPPERCASE POSTS, A LOT OF F***ING PROFANITY, AND MULTIPLE EXCLAMATION POINTS AT THE END OF EVERY INCOHERENT THOUGHT!!!! CAN YOU TELL HOW OUTRAGED I AM?!!!! BUSH SUCKS!!!! THE WORLD HATES US!!! CHE GUAVERA!!!! F**K!!!!


24 posted on 09/10/2008 10:14:53 AM PDT by highimpact (Abortion - [n]: human sacrifice at the altar of convenience.)
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To: centurion316

Personal affirmation of what you posted: I lurked on FR for over a year before I registered and made my first post. The reason for my reluctance was feeling intimidated by the volume of posts that were so literate, articulate and well-informed. However, in defense of FR, this is a trend I see all over the internet: a diminishing ability to express oneself in written form.


25 posted on 09/10/2008 10:16:22 AM PDT by lonevoice (John McCain was a Kinoki foot pad in the Reagan Revolution)
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To: Joe 6-pack

"That website has warped my fragile little mind."

26 posted on 09/10/2008 10:17:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Shenandoah
Why does the term *shallow* come to mind?
More aptly: There was a DUmmy Funny Thread a couple days back with their comments on Palin. But there was nothing "funny" - THEY ARE MENTALLY ILL PSYCHOS.
27 posted on 09/10/2008 10:17:34 AM PDT by Condor51 (I have guns in my nightstand because a Cop won't fit)
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To: Shenandoah

They are very angry and it is hard to complete a thought.


28 posted on 09/10/2008 10:18:09 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: highimpact

HALLIBURTON!!!!


29 posted on 09/10/2008 10:18:37 AM PDT by rdax
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To: Shenandoah
Dude, your post was, like, six lines long. I only got about half way through. I'll come back and read the rest tomorrow. Buck Fush! /DU
30 posted on 09/10/2008 10:18:49 AM PDT by agere_contra (This election is the showdown between the producers and the non-producers in our society.)
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To: centurion316
Unfortunately, its not much better over here at FR. Thread after thread with nothing more than a trite phrase or a sentence fragment of opinion. Gone are the early days of Free Republic when substantive opinion and analysis was common. I think that many of those folks still tune in to see what’s going on, but we seldom read the wisdom of their thoughts and analysis.

How's this for a trite reply.


31 posted on 09/10/2008 10:20:23 AM PDT by McGruff (CNN. The Obama campaign's Monica Lewinsky.)
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To: centurion316

Well, passing thoughts have as long as I remember provoked some doofus to start a vanity thread. It’s just that we now see an avalanche of passing thought threads and posts. Not to mention clichés and the obvious. I can’t count the number of times I have been educated in the past 24 hours by posters announcing to the rest of us ignorami, that, Lordy, Lordy, Obambi’s pig comment “is a common expression”!!! Why, who knew?!


32 posted on 09/10/2008 10:24:55 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: centurion316

What you are calling trite is actually wit. Very witty people in FR don’t you agree?


33 posted on 09/10/2008 10:25:25 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Eddeche

I think the peoples reaction to that will be that as much pain as JM has endured, he has a right to prescription drugs.


34 posted on 09/10/2008 10:27:21 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: lonevoice
I lurked on FR for over a year before I registered and made my first post. The reason for my reluctance was feeling intimidated by the volume of posts that were so literate, articulate and well-informed.

When you get to know us, you'll discover we are also bright, nice-looking and clean. LOL!

.

35 posted on 09/10/2008 10:28:38 AM PDT by OESY
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To: Shenandoah

IBTZ!


36 posted on 09/10/2008 10:28:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Shenandoah

For some strange reason DRUGS have a way of doing that to people.


37 posted on 09/10/2008 10:30:21 AM PDT by seawolf101
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To: beckysueb
What you are calling trite is actually wit. Very witty people in FR don’t you agree?

I do. And with apologies to Donny & Marie, we're "a little bit witty, and a little bit trite and droll."

Ouch!

38 posted on 09/10/2008 10:30:34 AM PDT by Flycatcher (Strong copy for a strong America)
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To: j_k_l; Shenandoah

Look, if I’ve told you once,


39 posted on 09/10/2008 10:31:36 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Yeah but you


40 posted on 09/10/2008 10:33:49 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: centurion316; lonevoice; Revolting cat!; McGruff; beckysueb

Yep! Where are A+Bert and Clarity when we need them??


41 posted on 09/10/2008 10:35:46 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Shenandoah
I had logged on there hoping to read some provocative commentary and to get a feel for what hard-core leftists are thinking, but I couldn't find any posts of any substance - no insightful or well-thought out comments. For the most part, people there just type a little blurb in the heading of their post, but don't follow up with any written statements. If you're lucky, you might find a smiley face or a LOL in the body of their posts, but not much more. Why does the term shallow come to mind?

Because the left are idiots and morons who don't think. They feel. They use their FEEEEEEEELIIIIIINGGS! In other words they use their emotions. These morons have no education, no free will, anyone who questions them is a fascist, a racist and a homophobe. They have no logical arguments whatsoever. To get to the point as Michael Savage once said, "Liberalism is a mental disorder."

42 posted on 09/10/2008 10:37:25 AM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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There’s some DUmmies watching this thread. Hi DUmmies !


43 posted on 09/10/2008 10:37:31 AM PDT by Eddeche
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To: highimpact

If you want to have fun with them, just tell them to use the lowercase keys on their keyboard. It will keep them busy for an hour or two.


44 posted on 09/10/2008 10:37:43 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Shenandoah
And how did you find their language?

Vulgar & Juvenile, for sure.

45 posted on 09/10/2008 10:40:01 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Shenandoah

This is what happens when you learn grammar, sentence structure and critical thinking in a chat room.


46 posted on 09/10/2008 10:42:33 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: OESY

“When you get to know us, you’ll discover we are also bright, nice-looking and clean. LOL!”

Speak for yourself. I take great pride in being a crusty old curmudgeon. A fat, toothless redneck, clinging to my religion and guns.


47 posted on 09/10/2008 10:46:42 AM PDT by oldfart
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To: Shenandoah

What did you expect?

The left’s political analysis usually goes about as deep as

“nice” or “mean”.


48 posted on 09/10/2008 10:47:25 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: TexasCajun

I thought the post that had “Suck my ****” in the thread title was pretty high quality stuff for DUmmyland.
/s

Is there a leftwing Freerepublic-type site? A place where people post articles, add comments and links to make their points, etc etc from a leftwing perspective? I feel bad for the few DUmmies who actually are just leftwing freepers, their work just gets overshadowed when “F*%K!!!!!” is used on a daily basis in comments and thread titles. I also feel sorry for any religious leftwing person who might want to post or read info from there. They are pretty small minded when it comes to God.


49 posted on 09/10/2008 10:47:46 AM PDT by icwhatudo (If my brother-n-law threatened to kill my father-I'd tell his boss too (Just like Palin did))
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To: Shenandoah

Half-wits produce half-thoughts.


50 posted on 09/10/2008 10:48:18 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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