Skip to comments.Funny Thing about Democratic Underground
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?
Did you shower before you came back here?
This is your brain.
This is your brain after 20 years of dope smoking.
They are called DUmmies all over the ‘net for a reason....
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.
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.
The F-word is a complete thought for them.
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.
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.
You can't post what you don't have.
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.
If you listened to Obama give enough off the cuff speeches, you would uhh, uhh, and, well, uhh... what was I uhh, talking about...?
It'S lIkE rEaDiNg ThIs KiNd Of ThInG.
One can’t expect depth and clarity from a mud puddle.
Living in your Mom's basement and calling it "The Man Cave" will do that.
See, when facts don't back up your possition (ever) you tend to get used to arguing without them. (Check out my new sig)
"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."
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!!!!
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.
"That website has warped my fragile little mind."
Why does the term *shallow* come to mind?More aptly:
They are very angry and it is hard to complete a thought.
How's this for a trite reply.
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?!
What you are calling trite is actually wit. Very witty people in FR don’t you agree?
I think the peoples reaction to that will be that as much pain as JM has endured, he has a right to prescription drugs.
When you get to know us, you'll discover we are also bright, nice-looking and clean. LOL!
For some strange reason DRUGS have a way of doing that to people.
I do. And with apologies to Donny & Marie, we're "a little bit witty, and a little bit trite and droll."
Look, if I’ve told you once,
Yeah but you
Yep! Where are A+Bert and Clarity when we need them??
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."
There’s some DUmmies watching this thread. Hi DUmmies !
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.
Vulgar & Juvenile, for sure.
This is what happens when you learn grammar, sentence structure and critical thinking in a chat room.
“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.
What did you expect?
The left’s political analysis usually goes about as deep as
“nice” or “mean”.
I thought the post that had “Suck my ****” in the thread title was pretty high quality stuff for DUmmyland.
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.
Half-wits produce half-thoughts.
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