I haz a sadz. (-:

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Today is a sad day. I'm heartbroken by recent events and unsure if I'll ever recover. You see, I've been banned from RedState.

I've only been a commenter on RedState for a few months. While I haven't given up my Progressive membership card, there are a few things I agree on with a few RedStaters. Very few, but still...

So I was reading an article the other day about the alleged Sonic Attack on US Embassy workers in Havana, Cuba. If you don't know what that is, here's a non-RedState article about it.

Just for grins, consider these widely varying headlines concerning the alleged attack:

  • Vice News (linked above) - FBI investigating if Cuba attacked U.S. diplomats with sonic device
  • Independent (UK) - US diplomats in Cuba go deaf amid claims of secret sonic weapon
  • CNBC - US diplomats in Cuba struck by sonic device, suffer hearing loss
  • Time - U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Attacked: What Are Sonic Weapons?
  • Miami Herald - Silent sonic attack on U.S. diplomats in Cuba is appalling

Much like Russia's heinous election steal, which went from "Russia may have hacked the DNC" to "Putin got his best bud Trump elected", you'll notice that the Cuban affair rapidly progresses from the wishy-washy "FBI investigating if" to the certainty of an "Appalling Attack!!".

RedState, of course, had to jump on the bandwagon. With their usual subtlety (no "ifs" burden their minds), the author concluded that "The President and the Congress should respond to these attacks by ending ties with Cuba and placing economic sanctions on them immediately."

To which I responded: Fer realz? Because a few die-hard Cubano dead-enders in Miami claim something happened in Havana we should end ties and engage sanctions? Wow. Just wow.

Surprisingly (unsurprisingly?), it only took a few minutes for a RedState moderator to drop the ban hammer on me a la our friends at OrangeState. No warning. No deletion of comment. Just an immediate ban.

Please excuse me while I go cry myself to sleep.

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Not Henry Kissinger's picture

Getting banned at both Redstate AND Orange State is a pretty unique twofer.

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I am waiting for you, Vizzini.

@Not Henry Kissinger

post on, and get banned from, blue boards like KOS and Democratic Underground and the left blue or green or red (Marxist) mole trolls post on red boards like redstate.

Sort of a virtual mole troll rainbow coalition, though they don't work to support the same things.

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Bollox Ref's picture

Just a question of the amount of yellow... journalalism.

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Gëzuar!!

Pricknick's picture

You deserved to be banned.
You asked for it. Hell, if you're like many here, you asked in impolite ways to be so.
Really sucks to be you.
You're welcomed here.

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

earthling1's picture

they used on water protectors at the DAPL pipeline site?
Apparently our MIC is selling weaponry to the Castros. An even juicer conundrum.
Where is the outrage for this? Another false flag debacle? Bengazi all over again! Regime change NOW! That weapon can reach the Keys! Blockade Cuba!

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earthling1's picture

Did you mean Sonic attack, as in, I'm having a Sonic attack, quick bring me a burger and fries?

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The sound of a hundred trees falling in the forest where no one can hear them?

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Big Al's picture

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edg's picture

@Big Al

So long as we agree with their every viewpoint on every thing. They're a lot like the Democratic Party.

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Big Al's picture

@edg

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SnappleBC's picture

@Big Al

Parties, in our current system, are by their very nature corrupt and divorced from reality. It MAY be possible, however, to reach individuals. I see it a lot like throwing seeds into the ground. Some will grow. Others won't. In either case, I scatter my seeds and move on.

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A lot of wanderers in the U.S. political desert recognize that all the duopoly has to offer is a choice of mirages. Come, let us trudge towards empty expanse of sand #1, littered with the bleached bones of Deaniacs and Hope and Changers.
-- lotlizard

dervish's picture

it's a lower bar to get in, and easier to stay in, as they have a large Libertarian/Tea Party contingent, and don't always tow the same line. I've been trolling them for years, working the cracks when I see them.

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

@dervish @edg

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