OPOL's diary could use some help - it's under attack

No surprise, OPOL's first post-banhammer diary is suddenly under siege by HRC fans who are challenging the diary and OPOL every which way. Isn't that a RW point? asks one. The ever-annoying whiner Theone718--the cause of the only flag I've ever used--has dropped a flag on him. "They" now feel free to swarm and object, with the weight of kos' diktat to give them the guts they lacked before.

So if you can stand a return to the GOS, please swing by and give our embattled One Pissed Off Liberal some love here: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/3/17/1502819/-Are-we-too-stupid-to-...

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detroitmechworks's picture

Honestly, while I love OPOL, it's not worth arguing with stupid people over there who aren't interested in being convinced, just shutting us up. Especially when they've got the "Law" on their side.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

Remember: the only choice is Hillary or Satan.

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HAIL SATAN!

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

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I'll take Satan. At least I know which side he takes on most issues.

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War, War Never Changes - Fallout Series

Mister Pants's picture

WRONG on the Issues

WRONG for the Afterlife

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I've always appreciated OPOL's writing and his Bernie diaries, but I'll be damned if I give DK any metrics that help enrich the sonofabitch that owns it.

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"The real power is in the hands of small groups of people and I don't think they have titles. -- Bob Dylan"

That alone would be helpful. But I respect those who've departed a place that gets uglier, in the political diaries, by the day. The Daily Bucket (nature) diaries are a gentle and comradely campfire, but the shrill headlines to the right still invade my peripheral vision when I try to read about butterflies.

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"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." --Jiddu Krishnamurti

riverlover's picture

in the Daily Bucket. Nice green macros. Do not look below community to maintain control.

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Hey! my dear friends or soon-to-be's, JtC could use the donations to keep this site functioning for those of us who can still see the life preserver or flotsam in the water.

angel d's picture

I will read, love, comment on and tweet OPOL but from here ...

Why on earth would I want to go to the ONLY place where I actually find myself interacting with Clinton supporters and get called an asshole?

Don't need it.

Peace and infinite love.

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They're really throwing out lies that I can't let go. Post a link and get out. I love OPOL, even though I still haven't figured out what it means, so I went over and fought by asking why they hate hope and togetherness. They sound like trump people now. We'll see what kind of responses I'll get but that's my game plan for now. What's wrong with you that you choose negativity, we'll choose to be positive. Why do you hate hope? Assholes.

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One Pissed Off Liberal. A name many of us can relate to. He writes with the righteousness of feeling every word.

I've resorted more to dropping links and leaving. Or to gentle ridicule, like a Victorian Miss Manners. But increasingly I see no reason to filthify myself or rock my equanimity with the vitriol and hypocrisy and closed systems that have been freed to rampage unchecked. It's like a pack of ravenous dogs--except for the visible glee. Some of them must be paid shills; they can't believe what they write. Enough similarity in type of response to look scripted to me.

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"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." --Jiddu Krishnamurti

be their loss.

Let's put out $ where our mouths are. I want OPOL to post exclusively here at c99p because grifter Markos is making $$$ from OPOL.

I want LD to post the BNR here and here only also. Fuck giving that moderate tool any free content, he should be paying OPOL!

sorry for the rant Smile where is detriotmechworks with that herb???

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But keep in mind that works for MY particular brand of PTSD/Anxiety. Smile

If you've got one, a Rose/Sandalwood incense also helps. (Personally burning Ppure Nagchampa Dragon Blood and man is it relaxing...:) )

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

action against a stalwart like OPOL.

Those cowards didn't dare open their whining, bullying mouths in an OPOL diary before 15 March. Now they feel free. It really is like Trump directing pent-up ill will to attack at his rallies. Silencing opposition with censorship (or, as Bill Clinton has said, shutting up an opponent with a fist in his mouth). Easy to see why Clintons and Trumps are pals and why Bush II calls Bill his brother from another mother. Gag me. So sick of Clintons. They can't leave the national stage, and positions of power and influence, too soon.

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"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." --Jiddu Krishnamurti

It's better to go away and not look back. It's like returning to the neighborhood where you once lived and seeing that it's turned into a slum. Too bad, but that's just how it is.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

a house he lived in from the ages of 8-12. We stopped in front and he said, "it looks so small." The GOS is now a small site. It was big and fun to be a part of. Now, it's small and rundown and has a foul odor.

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"The “jumpers” reminded us that one day we will all face only one choice and that is how we will die, not how we will live." Chris Hedges on 9/11

angel d's picture

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Just copied that and sent it out to those I know will appreciate it.

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All I want is the truth. Just give me some truth. John Lennon

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to your old neighborhood and seeing that they bulldozed all the coll old houses ripped out the trees and turned it into a sterile, toxic, shoddily built yuppie prison complex , condos and apts disguised as growth you better believe in. If you can't afford it or don't want to live our gentrified hell just move somewhere else loser. Your not in the planning models demographic. We don't want your affordable, livable, community to spoil our investors profits. Come to think of it this is what a slum of the future looks like.

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The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

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Ironic, years ago I came to DK when my favorite Democratic site back then turned into a swamp too...I'll lay odds it is some of the same old DLC posters from back then who are now leading the feeding frenzy at DK.

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FEEL THE BERN: "But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." - Thomas Paine
"Here I Stand, I can do no other." - Attributed to Martin Luther, 1521

Chris Reeves diaries for my local news. I can't weigh in over there until Chris posts here.

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There is no such thing as TMI. It can always be held in reserve for extortion.

asking him to post here as well? I left my hometown decades back, but I, too, read his diaries.

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"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." --Jiddu Krishnamurti

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more frequently then he used to. I reced and tipped it but couldn't hack the comment thread. It's literally sickening. What a way to GOTV for HRC. Freaking Hillbots are almost as bad as the crazy Trump people. Made me queasy. Easier to stay away now that he's let the dogs out.

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Now you mention it, I think I saw one from him? But not more. Good to know.

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like nobody does. Gjohnsits New Dumps are great too. or even the morning OT.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

Once I started reading the comments, I had to leave or vomit. I preferred to keep my breakfast nourishing me instead of down the toilet.
They will begin eating each other pretty soon. Let them. Not answering them and letting them talk among themselves is the best revenge of all. Not buying into any of their pitiful little arguments is the best revenge of all. Not that I'm into revenge - but - not participating with them leaves them in the echo chamber they've been fighting for. It makes me happy to think of them consuming one another.

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"The “jumpers” reminded us that one day we will all face only one choice and that is how we will die, not how we will live." Chris Hedges on 9/11

I was just over there for a few minutes, reccing some comments that needed help, but the smugness is just too much. I am done.

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They'll have their comeuppance - no one gets a free ride.

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"The “jumpers” reminded us that one day we will all face only one choice and that is how we will die, not how we will live." Chris Hedges on 9/11

prfb's picture

At the risk of leaving some good pieces unloved and undefended, I think that dis-engagement and not commenting is best. Particularly with the roving bands of HRC-immuno-defense lymphocytes cruising around everywhere, looking for trouble.

In fact, I wonder if someone would know how much those of us still logging in over there are helping GOS statistics/advertising?

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Raggedy Ann's picture

I gotta support Liepar. He's worked so hard for us. I'll tip and rec others that are brought to my attention, but the comments are like poison. I only log in if I need to show a fellow Berner some love.

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"The “jumpers” reminded us that one day we will all face only one choice and that is how we will die, not how we will live." Chris Hedges on 9/11

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But there is still some good stuff there. Mass Southpaw put a big diary up this afternoon.

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Do I hear the sound of guillotines being constructed?

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." ~ President John F. Kennedy

I am doing that on twitter

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Raggedy Ann's picture

I might have followed the link to GOS to tip and rec. I don't know for sure - I'm wary of that place.

I might do a diary next week, though. Depends on how Tuesday turns out. Wouldn't it be fun if Bernie does well to post a big Bernie booster diary the next day? I'm considering it.

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"The “jumpers” reminded us that one day we will all face only one choice and that is how we will die, not how we will live." Chris Hedges on 9/11

riverlover's picture

H lymphocytes, swarming in on B cells. An autoimmune response causing illness.

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Hey! my dear friends or soon-to-be's, JtC could use the donations to keep this site functioning for those of us who can still see the life preserver or flotsam in the water.

flowerfarmer's picture

The place has been reduced to dhonig writing a diary about some idiotic comments on a diary that got 9 reccs and flew off the page faster than Usain Bolt ever could.

Recc'd OPOL's diary and some comments and got the hell out of there.

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Phoebe Loosinhouse's picture

I don't know much about you, except that more often than not when I recc'd a comment or diary you were always right there, usually ahead of me and I've always enjoyed your comments as well. Funny how over time you recognize names and think "simpatico!"

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" “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR "

Anyone remember Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables fame) rhapsodizing about kindred spirits? Same. Flowerfarmer has been there to support me in some heated exchanges with aments, along with a lot of names I now see here. Feels good. No, feels great, a giant sigh of relief.

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As a repressed and cynical Yankee, i rarely reveal much personal info but i feel that i know so many of you that write so magnificently.
It has been such fun to support that great writing against the forces of closed-minded partisanship so prevalent at TOP. I was just threatened with a 3 month time out for flagging a fucking lie about Bernie caught having 'his hand in the cookie jar' re data breach.
It is a wonderful relief to see so many favorite people here.
i am personally grateful for all of you.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

They seem happy with themselves, though. Hope they are having fun playing with each other because us not engaging them is the best justice of all!

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1. Why is Trump beating us in Turn-Out?
2. Hillary is Saving Ammo for the REAL battle.
3. Trump Lion Guard Beats up another protestor.
4. How the Millennials are DOOMING us all to years of Fascism
5. Pootie Diary
6. What Happened to all the fun we used to have?
7. We're more liberal than the others.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

Those Bernie Bros hate Hillary more than they love America.

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Forget DK. Let's move forward. The more people talk about it the more I feel people actually miss it. Forget it. Move on. Don't even go there to read stuff.

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"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho

before recovery, especially long-timers there. Talking out the frustrations can help; then the wound scabs over.
It's a process, learning this place and getting familiar with new names and interesting content and how it all works and the pleasant process of building community.

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FEEL THE BERN: "But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." - Thomas Paine
"Here I Stand, I can do no other." - Attributed to Martin Luther, 1521

and did not read any comments. I did answer OPOL's question though - indeed, many of us ARE too stupid to save ourselves. Prime examples abound.

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The sooner OPOL makes the transition here the better we all are, including him.
I love the guy and love his posts. He's gold.

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4And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

-- Christian Scriptures, Revelation 18:4 (KJV) source

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"US govt/military = bad. Russian govt/military = bad. Any politician wanting power = bad. Anyone wielding power = bad." --Shahryar

"All power corrupts absolutely!" -- thanatokephaloides

Matthew 7:6

Do not give dogs what is holy; do not throw your pearls before swine.
If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

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Go from the presence of a foolish man when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

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Matthew 104:767

"Kos can kiss my ass"

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I no longer do any writing for Daily Kos. I'm on permanent strike against Boss Kos.

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Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth.-Lucy Parsons

I love your work. Thanks everybody for the support. As for the attacks at dkos, I ain't sweatin' it. Morons will be morons. The more you hit them with the truth, the louder they howl.

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who still writes there.

In fact I admire you for being able to put up with the crap of the blind followers and still get your message out over there.

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...... the only real reason I haven't been banned there yet is that I, too, am on strike.

The environment over there has become intolerable. The "Injustice Collectors" run the joint with kos' full and enthusiastic approval. Anything that the Thought Police deem inappropriate is immediately labeled as sexism and racism, even when, by rights, neither of these is involved at all. Moreover, when anyone has the temerity to point out that neither sexism nor racism is involved, the fact that one has done this is accepted as "evidence" that the accusations of sexism and racism were correct to begin with!

Lisa Scott's article (linked above) has one line which describes the DK situation better than any other:

10. The phrase "walking on eggshells" describes life with an injustice collector.

I can't and won't try to live with these narcissists any more. It's ever more true that the worthwhile minds from DK are now all here, and it is here, not there, that one can rely on these great minds to speak freely. So, kos, unless and until you can get your head out of your ass and shitcan the Political Correctness Thought Police, I'm just going to have to refuse to contribute any more of my writing over there:

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"US govt/military = bad. Russian govt/military = bad. Any politician wanting power = bad. Anyone wielding power = bad." --Shahryar

"All power corrupts absolutely!" -- thanatokephaloides

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from a couple of days ago because I pointed out a fact about their idol. They've got nothing left but themselves.

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"The “jumpers” reminded us that one day we will all face only one choice and that is how we will die, not how we will live." Chris Hedges on 9/11

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not even reccing diaries or tipping comments. I might drop an invisible flag here and there, as long as they trust me with TU status.

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Hillary Clinton 2016: I'm a proud progmoderate!

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if ever. Maybe if the email situation causes an implosion just to post an "I told you so" diary.

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" “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR "

I unsubscribed to their emails about two weeks ago, then waited for the Ides to log out, which I did. They wanted a circle jerk, they got what they wanted! I absolutely love OPOL and his writings, but I can't stomach the place anymore and definitely don't want to give the GOS any more numbers of lookie-lous. I cannot take another tattle-taler or someone whining about how mean we are to them. I'm done. F them. (Do I detect a little pent-up rage? Yes, I think I do!)

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Martha Pearce-Smith's picture

50 comments or so... I just want to scream...they are so... insanely stupid.

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...to rebut and correct factual errors and misinformation. The HRC people there aren't doing themselves or their candidate any favors by wallowing in feel-good echo chamber ignorance, and driving out anyone who says things they don't want to hear.

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Must admit I'm confused. The great and powerful kos said his post-March 15 policy would be fiercely enforced. Can't remember exact words. I don't see that happening. Empty bluster?

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detroitmechworks's picture

By one side. Completely Arbitrarily.

But hey, he's got the right to do it, so fuck em.

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ChemBob's picture

by the Great and Glorious Wizard of KOS himself, according to the Help Desk. Who could ask for a greater honor, really. My mojo went from 5 to skull and crossbones all at once. Used to be my electronic home away from home for 11 years, but unfortunately someone decided to put a sewage pit there instead.

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that you had been banned and could be found here at C99. Someone else left a message at Women for Bernie group. Hope that helps your friends over at TOP find you.

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often got messages from kos when he was on a tirade that said paraphrase If you don't fall in line and continue to be a trouble maker go somewhere else or I'll ban your purist ass. Now acknowledge your crimes or else. I could tell which ones were him having a tantrum and which ones were his minion moderator's. I think he gets the most enraged when someone is smart, courageous and makes good points. Consider it an honor. It's flattering that he found you a threat to his increasingly authoritarian RW kingdom. Can't believe I spent 10 years being bullied and insulted by the flying monkeys he commands.

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The true crazies that Markos was afraid of are showing their colors.
It's all good.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

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Don't believe everything you think.

Pricknick's picture

Is within the boundaries that were set by the powers that be.
He followed the kos rules and many are pissed that he can.
If he is banned, the site suffers and we win.
But please think about those who need to hear him and haven't found their way.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

Shahryar's picture

that's what we're supposed to do, according to their proprietor

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Tommymac's picture

Now I have run out of flags for 2 days running.

It's a fucking swamp over there now.

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FEEL THE BERN: "But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." - Thomas Paine
"Here I Stand, I can do no other." - Attributed to Martin Luther, 1521

"So if you can stand a return to the GOS, please swing by and give our embattled One Pissed Off Liberal some love here:"

OPOL can come here and not be ridiculed for his/her viewpoint.

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petral's picture

There wouldn't be much point to amassing all that stuff here even though we'd enjoy it.
Nobody has to read the comments (many of which, at least in the first few batches, were good and were getting much more votes than the derogatory ones).

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they truly are on the attack there! it is like a witch hunt for any pro-bernie/anti-Hillary or at least not Hillar-ass kissing diaries there now.

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So long, and thanks for all the fish