It's Over Gandalf. We Need to Unite Behind Saruman To Save Middle Earth From Sauron!

I’ve been on Team Gandalf ever since he first visited the Shire. It was so nice to see a wizard who was truly a wizard of the people. The kind of wizard who wouldn’t even throw you in a dungeon for smoking a little Longbottom Leaf or Old Toby. Here was a wizard who didn’t have a big fancy tower. His staff and cloak were rather plain and grey. And he had quite a dream, didn’t he?

Gandalf had the crazy idea that some little hobbits could stand up to and defy the power of the billionaire class Dark Lord Sauron. But I guess that was a pipe dream after all.

Gandalf failed. He got his ass locked up atop Saruman’s tower when he foolishly defied the head of the Democratic Party council of wizards. And now that he’s locked up it’s not like some eagle is going to magically appear and rescue him. It’s over. And now Saruman is our only hope against Sauron.

We need to stop saying nasty things about Saruman or it will be difficult to rally the people of Middle Earth to his side. Here are some things we should no longer mention, or if we do, we should put a positive spin on them so people will still see Saruman is our only hope.

Saruman’s Environmental Record: While it is true that Saruman has supported clear cutting huge ancient forests, and while an old hippie tree hugger like Treebeard might tell you lots of those trees were his friends, we ARE talking about trees here. And sure, Gandalf has a much better record on the environment but he’s done now. It’s time to focus on how much worse Sauron’s environmental record is. I mean, have you seen Mordor? 

Saruman’s Being in League With the Dark Lord: Okay, okay. It’s true. Saruman did go to Sauron’s wedding. But that was a LONG time ago when Sauron still had both eyes. And fake hair. It’s also true that Saruman may have promised to do the dark lord’s bidding and to find the ring of power and give it to Sauron. But c’mon! You know Saruman was just doing that because he plans to ultimately betray Sauron after he’s done betraying us!

Saruman Actively Seeks Out the Ring of Power, and the Ring of Power Has Only One Master and Is Evil. Gandalf says that is evidence you have to refuse to have anything at all to do with the Super PrACious at all. His biggest criticism of Saruman is that Saruman plans to try and use the ring. But that’s just an artful smear on Gandalf’s part, implying that Saruman doesn’t have the integrity to be totally uninfluenced by the speaking fees one ring once he accepts it!

Saruman Has Instigated Pre-Emptive War That Has Killed Thousands: Look, he only did that to prove his loyalty and toughness to Sauron so he could get some of that sweet, sweet ring of power. You know, the power we can totally trust him to use AGAINST Sauron later. Sometimes you have to burn a few villages in Rohan to save the world. Besides, it was all a misunderstanding. Saruman glimpsed in the palantir and thought he saw a spear of mass destruction being constructed at Helm’s Deep. Cause you can totally trust what Sauron chooses to show you in the palantir.

So now you all have your talking points. Let’s get out there and whip up support for Saruman! Saruman is the wisest and most powerful of the wizards and has the most experience! Saruman will not be influenced at all by the Super PrACious ring of power and will instead use its might to betray the one who made it. He totally is going to betray Sauron and not us.

So forget about Gandalf and his ridiculous plan involving little hobbits and actually giving up Wall Street money the ring of power. Only a fool would take on the power of Wall Street Mordor without it.

So it’s time to say #I’mWithSar because Saruman isn’t after the ring for himself, he’s always been fighting for us. Thank you, Saruman, for bearing the heavy burden of all that Wall Street money the ring of power to save us from a fate even worse than you:

Thanks for the rec list a Daily Kos! Sadly, as of around noon I can no longer comment or write new diaries over there. Not sure if it's a glitch or what. I guess we'll see.

Remember, you might not like having to support Saruman but we live in a TWO TOWER system!

And I don’t hate Saruman. Saruman makes me sad and a little angry. You know why? Because I’m with Tree Beard: “A wizard should know better.”

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greywolfe359's picture

At least not for now. I would hope that some people could respect satire and to be fair, a decent number of Clinton supporters DID. Several others did not.

Funny when you consider the diary does not even mention she who cannot be named criticized even once.

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and it's showing the bony skull thingy.
Their loss. F'em if they have no sense of humor, not to mention decency.
((hug))

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That is downright ugly. I thought this was a terrific and very creative diary and so did a lot of others as it hit the top of the Rec list.

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Top of the Rec List. Already among the most shared. Lots of Clinton people took the joke well. Apparently satire is no longer welcome. But I will fight them on that and create five new accounts a day if I have to.

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will be seen as a badge of honor by those who got it during the current election season.

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for one of the more creative diaries to appear over there in some time. Even a number of Clinton supporters said they enjoyed it.

I was thinking earlier about how entitled those people feel they are. The bubble that they are living in right now is going to burst sooner or later and it will not be pretty. They cannot protect themselves and their candidate forever. That baggage is way too heavy.

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does not help matters.

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indeed. I expect to find one soon.

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Soon as I figure out my profile options.

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What a great avatar...

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ChemBob's picture

Let it be DK's loss and post everything here instead. I'd be happy for their traffic to fall towards zero.

This was a GREAT diary, btw. I read it there, but couldn't rec it, LOL.

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Seconded.

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You have one of those badges of honor too, from what I understand? Glad to see you here!

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to the day when only pro Clinton diaries are posted at TOP. That will signify that the site is no longer relevant even in a tiny way.

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A most excellent presentation, one I am completely on board with.

Plus it exposes my few friends to the coolest political blog I just joined.

Thank you for posting it here. I was not about to plug the GOSauron.

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I do not want to promote TOP.

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Eh, a worthy idea, but creating sock puppets and stealth accounts gets to be too much like work after awhile.

But yeah, your banning was That Final Straw™ I was waiting for without realizing it. You were so freaking reasonable in that comments section, even uprating the Hill Trolls that were getting flagged for being, to be blunt, humorless dicks about it.

I mean, if George Bush (Sr.) could stand next to Dana Carvey as he did his uncanny impression of him, if Tina Fey and Sarah Palin can stand on the same page, and even HRC herself can stand next to her own satirical representation without rancor, wtf is wrong with people seeing the humor in the post?

Sad is the man who can not laugh at himself. Blum 3

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Just another refugee from the Daily Chaos. Wink

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I've never been afraid to take it as well as dish it out. Someone down thread was asking "what if I compared Bernie Sanders to Elmer Fudd??" and I couldn't comment anymore but I wanted to say I would just be like....okay. Have fun with that. I think Grandpa Simpson might work better. Satire is funny.

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detroitmechworks's picture

Jeez, those are really bottom of the barrel literary criticisms.

The obvious One is of course, Don Quixote!

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Yes, Bernie does have a Quixote-ish quality to him, tilting at windmills, as do/are we all.

We will follow that star, no matter how hopeless.

Maybe I'll start putting DQ lines in my comments at GOS. If I make more comments at GOS.

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I once wrote a diary on the great orange beast called "Til the Windmills Fall Or I Do" about my commitment to fight for progressive ideals even when there is little to no hope, because we progressives fight on a larger time scale. Things people fight for in the early 1800s in some cases weren't realized til the mid 20th century. I might not live to see victory but if we fight the good fight and reach for the unreachable star, it might be reachable for someone else down the road.

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That reminds me, is Bill the "Smithers" or is Hillary? It's gotta be Bill right? Or then who is her "Smithers".

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FTS

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Bernie is a win-win.

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i went back to see if there was any more whacked out things. . . your comment was great and then i went to your profile and you had me laughing with your triple x essays. great and i noticed you listed this as your home page.

and bingo... here you are. hello.

in fact, let me add the link to your comment so your fellow C99Pers can rec the hell out of it.

I want to thank Kos for getting me off my butt . . .

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Really, Kos can dish it out but he can't take it. I thought he'd be fair about his ban hammer.

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So did I. I think.

I thought he'd be fair about his ban hammer.

To be sure, I'd decided I better start sucking up any time I was over there, since the 15th, just so I could stick around and comment to those who I felt could be "turned" to the Light Side surreptitiously--or at least, that's what I told myself, lol! I can't lie my way out of a paper bag, even virtually, so you know I'm gonna step in it before too long doing that. But last night was epic for me--I saw that the banhammer fell on greywolfe late last night, not long after I had actually ingratiated myself enough to try to talk some sense into a serious long-term troll.

Mind you, I wondered more than once what the hell was wrong with me while I was in it--I did finally decide some sleep might help. Unfortunately, my wayward insanity continued this morning. I'm so ashamed now. I actually said I'd vote for Hillary if I had to.

TBH, I'm starting to have a really hard time with this shit. I am beside myself with anger at the notion that I might have to vote for that woman because of Donald Trump--but it is scary seeing all the support he's got, at least in my neck of the woods, so I hope you can forgive me....

It's been a long month already. I wonder if I just need to get hold of myself and stay far, far away from there for awhile? It's clearly messing with me on some level...

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posting here. A hearty welcome to you!

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for not posting here sooner, and it is damned good to be among friends. Thanks for the welcome Smile

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plus many more friends. JtC is working hard in the background to accommodate all the new members and make site improvements.
So glad you are here. Smile

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added my rec's to comments

Has anyone noticed there are more than 1,000 members here now!
Fantastic.

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or something? and from whom? what did it say? can't help but be curious.

really incredible.

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Just pointed me to the comment Kos made on my thread. I asked for the chance to respond to his poor understanding of satire, Lord of the Rings and other things but was not given one.

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I also made an inquiry on your behalf at the help desk and got the same response.

I am just wondering why this diarist was banned. This diary hit the top of the rec list with over 460 recommendations and was shared with nearly 13 K Facebook users. It was a great example of satire and yet the diarist was banned without notice.

IMO, it is sad when people must have to self censor. Every person here now is walking on eggshells unless they are a full throated supporter of Hillary Clinton. It is sad that anyone should feel that way. It is the worst type of censorship. I would hope that dkos is a better place than that.

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I got a two week time out to start the month for "using humor that made some people uncomfortable." Some people didn't like my "- Vote Hillary" slogans even if they weren't being flagged. After reading your comments section I have a good idea who the Humor Police are.

I don't even believe it's Kos himself doing the banning on this one, just someone who feels entitled to keep the site a Hillar(it)y Safe Zone.

Oh, and shared your piece on my fb feed with the headline This Satire Got This Person BANNED from a "progressive" site. You're over 10,000 shares.

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They must be pretty funny to have struck a nerve like that!

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Each one was customized to mock the specific arguments of anyone trolling or thread-jacking in a Bernie diary - which is also why I thought I'd be safe. Got tons of recs and someone said I should have made a gathered collection of them, but a lot of them needed the context of the comment they were in reply to for them to really be funny.

Always the same bold format closing with - Vote Hillary. A couple examples might be:

I... Did Not... Have Financial Relations... With Those Special Interests - Vote Hillary!

Gimmie An X... - Vote Hillary!

Wall Street Can't Trust Me, But You Can - Vote Hillary!

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and laughed myself silly.

Congrats on your boner. Viagra moment? Banning? That's the one.

That was some of the finest satire and humor I have read over there. Thanks for reposting it here.

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If it was someone else, they did so with his blessing because he delegated the grunt work to them. Grunt work does seem aporia the for orcs after all.

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Formerly Silly Rabbit.

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S/he's one of the worst Hillary partisans.

How do you know that? If I can prove it, I may take that to the help desk over there.

Trix should have been banned for bullcrap, not put in charge of who stays and who goes.

No wonder no humor is allowed.

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Formerly Silly Rabbit.

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There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know.

Very happy to see you here. I admit, I had no idea who your were (a distinguished bard of cia guys place). Then I saw people welcoming your return to cia guys place AND then I kept finding these small concise jewels of posts that were the direct cause of merriment for me. And they all had your name on them. I liked your list too. Though Schrodinger's Hillary is still my favorite meme so far this year. I look forward to seeing more of you now that you're here :).

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it's not doing its job! Were your comments racist? Sexist? I didn't think so. Then WTF?

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Thumb, I hope you compiled those in a Word file on your hard drive, so you can re-share (if you haven't already--if you have, please share a link with me!!). Some of them had me absolutely screaming with laughter, but I forget what they were, exactly. I just remember that they were awesome, particularly in context to whatever thread they were in Smile

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Humor Police - fabulous.

Now we have to be concerned with how a person reacts to humor. Dog help us.

Imagine what they're gonna do at President Tump's inauguration. How can anyone not play with that humorously.

Starting with John Boehner being VP. The Orange Boys. GOS would love that. Think it was named after them Lol

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they brought out the hammer. If it had not been terrific,creative and recommended by a lot of people it would have gone unnoticed. My CT theory is that the admins at dkos are weeding out the best writers, effective voices, who advocate for a 'political revolution'. They are culling the herd. Really sick.

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that we get those voices!

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that has to resort to shunning and shaming and strong-arming its own supporters in order to get votes is not a healthy party. Remember that movie 'The Village?' Kind of a shitty movie, IMO, but a pretty good metaphor. That's Daily Kos and the Democratic Party right now. We do not ask what is outside The Village because we do not ask what is outside The Village. Except Bernie Sanders: he is the One of Whom We Do Not Speak. His ideas? Not suitable for The Village. Now do not speak of such things and you will be much happier.

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I cannot remember when any party has treated such a large number of its voters (both Democrats and Independents) so shabbily. I am guessing they think they can because the alternative is so bad. I think Clinton and her supporters are going to be in for a rude awakening, if she even makes it to the general. There are too many people who simply will not vote for her because they rightly believe she is not to be trusted. This investigation is not going away and with the Blumenthal aspect now public, this is not good for Clinton. The Clintons' hubris is simply unbelievable.

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There's hundreds of new sock puppets with names like "gohomebernie" and the like, all sanctioned and acceptable. They're gonna get what they deserve. A laughingstock reputation.

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The best predictor for getting banned there, outside of being a general pain in the ass, is being a popular and talented independent thinker who doesn't pull punches. They oughtta put that in their FAQ's.

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Stay on track. Stay in lane. Don't throw rocks.

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This is just ridiculous. Even satire will not be tolerated, huh?

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You wrote a critically acclaimed piece of art that was complimented by a number of people on the other side and they banned you?

Well done! You did not flame out. You went out on top. Dirol

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When I left it had been shared over 7000 times on Face Book...it is ALL OVER the Internet by now. Talk about going viral!

And when it gets around that kos BANNED such a talented writer...he is going to look like a bigger dick than he already does.

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Over 10,000 already.

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Egads, that's INSANE. Has ANYONE had that many shares for any D'Kos diary??

(I'm glad someone's reporting it. I'm going cold turkey and staying away... that site was such a "goto" for me that I find myself going pavlovian on every break. "Let's see, acquire fresh caffeinated beverage, check Slashdot, MacSurfer, Daily... uh, no. Damn it.")

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Just another refugee from the Daily Chaos. Wink

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This work of art is going to have real impact on a lot of people in the days ahead.

Bravo greywolfe359! You have gone out on top.

Kos is a bitter man - sucks to be him.

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Think we should start sharing it again from here and get THIS site some traffic. To hell with Kos.

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22953 as I post.

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Definitely bad for DicKwad.

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the one thing markos & his hall-monitor minions want more than anything, is for you to grovel & beg for another chance.

fuck that!

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What is this, a republican debate?

Seriously, I think we can find enough substantive crap on Markos without resorting to denigrating genitalia. 'Kay? 'Kay.

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Just another refugee from the Daily Chaos. Wink

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If you can't get there, I would be happy to put in a word for you that you'd like to be unbanned, if you want.

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Would like to be unbanned. I could write a conciliatory piece explaining why Saruman really isn't that bad and Hillary shouldn't be afraid to be compared to him.

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Why be unbanned - yu can see the truth of what DKos has become.
Seriously = you are SO MUCH BETTER THAN THAT PLACE
and no body is gonna change it while Kos is in charge.
You've already given so much of yourself, and it has literally been tossed away.

Why ask for more punishment????

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well-put, Caerus. You are so much better than that, greywolfe! To me, it's like a badge of honor as it stands now. And if you try to get reinstated there, doesn't he win the optics? If that's true, it'll pump his wretched little ego up another notch.

Fuck him and his twisted thought experiment of a "blog"...

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What you wrote is a masterpiece, as show by how viral it has gone. And it shows kos as the petty, self-serving tyrant he truly is.

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Don't protest on GOS, make it PUBLIC. FB, Twitter, where ever you post - post the truth, and MOCK IT!
Nothing puts it in a better perspective than good mocking - just make sure it's the truth. Let people know what's happened to DKos,
might also add the people supporting Bernie Sanders are NOT supporting Clinton/DNC/DLC/super delegates.
Will stay home and BLAME DWS & her cronies.

Short term pain - LONG TERM GAIN. We get to take back the Democratic party - OR form new party - there are millions of us now.

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Now it's time to strip Markos bare, and leave him with his small circle of toadies.

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weren't funny. I politely disagreed.

Humorless "voice of reason," the poster known as Laurence Lewis. More likely that he's trying to strongarm you out of there. He's among the less fiery of the HRC folks--the David Brooks of the Clinton camp, the one who, on the surface, seems reasonable and moderate in tone.

He made sure to mention Hillary, just in case ANYONE reading had missed the analogy. That way he could attempt to suggest that you had crossed that line into banned territory. Vomitrocious.

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

pfiore8's picture

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“There are moments which are not calculable, and cannot be assessed in words; they live on in the solution of memory… ”
― Lawrence Durrell, "Justine"

lunachickie's picture

That smarmy little enforcer-prick. I wonder what he thinks is in it for him?

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PastorAgnostic's picture

No, you are there. I am here, and you aren't here, I hear, but there you are. Here, here. Or hear, hear.

Damned glad to meet you.

Again.

Hillarians are good at some things, especially empty promises. I am sure that they scoured the intertubes to find potential nests of what they considered to be hornets, wasps, and other stinging critters. Like the nasty pro-Bernie nest of liberals and progressives that made the mistake of making Kos rich, while we naively expected him to do the right thing.

I suspect that his dreams of riches and power went down the (inter) tubes with his latest moves. He is too shallow, greedy, myopic, and ineffably stupid to see what he did to himself, even if he thinks that, his Shyte don't smell.

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musicsleuth's picture

Really sad you got the banhammer. Glad you reposted it over here Smile

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triv33's picture

because I don't share things from the tangerine dream~

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I shave my legs with Occam's Razor~

PastorAgnostic's picture

Did you do that?

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When I read your diary today I experienced some needed joy for an otherwise busy end of the week. But as I combed through the comments that joy turned into gut spilling laughter! Thanks so much. Just now I read over at Reddit you were tossed for that diary. WOW!

If someone has a list of diaries that has earned the skull recently I would love to link it and try to get it trending on the Twitter! Although any publicity is good publicity might backfire on my attempt to crush the book burners over there. But thanks again cause it turned around my shitty day.

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FTS

Steven D's picture

A little man trying to become a bigger one with a blog. As if the elites would ever give him a real sat at their table.

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"You can't just leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution."---Tyree Scott

detroitmechworks's picture

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

I had no problem with the cia guy UNTIL I saw his post on his support of Measure S in Berkeley back in 2012. it just didn't seem very progressive to want to criminalize homelessness and mental illness. SO, I did some research on him. When I found an audio of a interview with Markos (I believe it was on radio) saying that he had applied at CIA and had gone through the process to the last step, the signing of that final paper, but had decided to join Dean's campaign instead. I thought, Yeah right. It looked to me like the Dean failure was the cia guys 1st mission for the company. I continued visiting the cia guys place in spite of him. I stayed for the authors and the humor and the news. Please don't misunderstand, I'm not saying Markos is CIA. I'm not saying I believe he is CIA. The most accurate way to put it would be that I believe it could be possible, given our governments past misdeeds

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With their hearts they turned to each others heart for refuge
In troubled years that came before the deluge
*Jackson Browne, 1974, Before the Deluge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SX-HFcSIoU

lunachickie's picture

well, okay, maybe it's simpler than yours? WinkNapoleon-bunny-part-still.jpg

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PastorAgnostic's picture

He may think quite well of himself, but no way will the hillarians and Hillaryland (Google it for fun) ever allow him into the inner sanctum. For them, he is trash. Useful trash, but still trash.

I took a gander at his writing. In some ways, he is as shallow as Rubio. No way will I go back.

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Steven D's picture

I am honored that the last diary you recommended (or at least the last one showing as being reduced by you) was one of mine.

Namaste

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"You can't just leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution."---Tyree Scott

This is so funny and so creative. I can't help wondering if the reason that everyone is so thin-skinned over there is that they know she's a terrible candidate. Face it, she shouldn't be having this much difficulty. She has gobs of money and the concerted effort of almost everyone in the party elite plus the mainstream media carrying her over the goal line.

I'm going to have to get back to grading and finish everything and put it to bed so that I can phone bank for the first time on Sunday. This sort of thing makes me annoyed.

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elenacarlena's picture

Too afraid to vote for anything other than incrementalism, too afraid to challenge the powers that be.

Yet deep in their cowardly hearts, they know this country needs Bernie Sanders, and there's a tiny little flame way deep inside that feels the Bern.

So there's guilt, there's no joy in Mudville, and they are as thin-skinned as... something very, very thin skinned (my similes desert me).

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greywolfe359's picture

and this many votes to a "democratic socialist" who was at 3% in the polls going in with no money and no Super PAC...wow.

It's like watching a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament squeak out an 6 or 8 point win in the first round. Shows they have some major flaws and are not going to fare too well down the road.

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Lisa Lockwood's picture

Loved this so much, and really glad you made it over here.
Saw you got the banhammer .... sigh, their loss.
Thanks for cross-posting ~ hugs and welcome home!

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"When the powerless are shut out of the media, we will make the media irrelevant" ~Anonymous~

greywolfe359's picture

The whole point of doing satire was to stay within the lines. Anyone have email or contact info for support/helpdesk etc?

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Lisa Lockwood's picture

http://www.dailykos.com/contactus

It has a form for contacting admins about banning/reinstatement issues as the first choice
(guess they've been getting (ban) hammered with emails as they should be).

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"When the powerless are shut out of the media, we will make the media irrelevant" ~Anonymous~

Lisa Lockwood's picture

asking for your reinstatement. Who knows whether I'll get a response, or get banned myself for my note, but this is just stupid.
Anyways, glad you made it over here, greywolf!

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"When the powerless are shut out of the media, we will make the media irrelevant" ~Anonymous~

greywolfe359's picture

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poligirl's picture

barnburner hating on Sanders supporters is not bojoed.

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so, good luck with that!

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Lisa Lockwood's picture

much like having a bank ceo monitor anti-big bank legislation.
The awesomeness!

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"When the powerless are shut out of the media, we will make the media irrelevant" ~Anonymous~

i know, right?

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

Shahryar's picture

or a bankster lawyer put in charge of the DoJ

or a Comcast guy being named to the FCC

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greywolfe359's picture

Like making the head of G.E., a major outsourcer of jobs, a member of the presidents jobs committee. Immeldt, I think his name was. You really can't make this shit up.

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Trix- one of the most flagrant trolls during the past several months Trix? That goes to show us precisely what kos thinks about us. That asshat should have been given the ol' heave ho long ago for his shit stirring bullshit. I find it hard to not think he was on a mission from Dear Leader. One word: fukmall

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He has never shared one decent contributing thought to Bernie or Hillary diary! I assumed he would have been banned by now!

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FTS

Diluting the good will of their brand and all ...

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Raggedy Ann's picture

that absolutely cracked me up! I'm still chuckling. Oh, if only it were that easy! Wink

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Women are human beings, not prey.
(I forgot where I read it although it might have been in The Intercept)

reflectionsv37's picture

When I received my week long timeout about a month ago, the one that also included Thumb and another 130 or so Dkos members, the first place I went to see if the timeouts were "bipartisan" or only directed at Bernie supporters, I went to visit Trix's page. If anyone deserved a timeout it was Trix! But nope, Trix was just fine! No timeout there!

That's the moment I knew, after 12 years, that Dkos was no longer the place I originally signed up for. Haven't been back since! And now they put Trix in charge of the helpdesk. The transformation is complete!

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“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
George W. Bush

Silly Rabbitt. He is no longer a front pager, which is probably why he's on moderation duty. It's the worst job there.

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lunachickie's picture

I thought that was given up willingly when the poster was on the FP? I don't think it ever got banned....

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TheOtherMaven's picture

IMHO it was a "sacrificial sock" to allow Little Napoleon to pretend he was being "fair and balanced". Blum 3

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

Wasn't she on timeout just recently for being superlatively obnoxious?

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elenacarlena's picture

I'll Kosmail elfling directly.

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ChemBob's picture

About getting back in. They responded by pointing me to comment that bojo'd me and that mighty Markos himself brought the ban hammer down across my bony skull, so I don't expect to ever get back. FWIW, there is guidance from 2007 (I think) that indicates once banned always banned. It would probably take a royal edict from Her Majesty Hillary to get these changed. Just stay here. Screw those banning asshats. No way you deserved it for this diary.

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Armando is one, I think.

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Would anyone want to be a member of that club?

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He is the only sane one there. Do Not Write to the support/help desk, you will just get caught with the functionaries.

If MB won't help, no one will. Please do this. I thought the diary was brilliant and they are being well, *insert favorite swear word*

I have a lot of confidence in MB....

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Sea Turtle

TheOtherMaven's picture

and he has a tendency to get caught up in groupthink (especially if there is NDN-flavored Injustice Collection involved). So I would certainly not hold my breath waiting for his assistance.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

shaharazade's picture

he once NRed me for a month in a dairy written by a troll pretending to be guard from Gitmo that turned out to be a fraud. The diary was extolling how well the prisoners there were treated and how dangerous they were. The diarist was banned. I appealed to him but he said my comment which went Godwin big time was the problem. He did feel my pain however.

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gulfgal98's picture

IMO, It will not change a thing except making me a target.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

"Propaganda is one hell of a drug." Abby Martin

"politicians are cowards." Mike Gravel

PastorAgnostic's picture

Seriously, I feel your pain, but do not give that little shit the satisfaction.

That place is about to implode, at least as a site with smart, creative folk. They have been chased out. All they have is Kos' ego and greed.

You are too good of a creative thinker and writer to debase yourself by begging re-admittance.

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Haikukitty's picture

It sure does help put things into perspective, doesn't it?

And also, its a great and funny read.

Well done!!

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Had to thank you for the hoots.

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

Borkrom's picture

Thank you for sharing and it is very funny, but true. My fear is many minions will fall under his spell.

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detroitmechworks's picture

Welcome Home. As far as TOP goes, When you lose your sense of humor, you have truly lost your way.

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

Mister Pants's picture

when I saw it at DK. The comments were predictably unamused! You know you've become a cultist when you can no longer brook satirical jabs at your leader.

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gulfgal98's picture

over there.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

"Propaganda is one hell of a drug." Abby Martin

"politicians are cowards." Mike Gravel

Cachola's picture

Install the military junta led by Pinochet.

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Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur.

getting away with propaganda over there with impunity.

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triv33's picture

You need hip waders over there.

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I shave my legs with Occam's Razor~

Hillbilly Dem's picture

DKos like North Korea?

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"Just call me Hillbilly Dem(exit)."
-H/T to Wavey Davey

Stop going over there. That assholes traffic is higher than ever . You're helping him!

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Stop going over there. That assholes traffic is higher than ever . You're helping him!

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tapu dali's picture

Resistance is quite futile. I shall brook no dissent!

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There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know.

Bulldawg's picture

The Kos "Villagers" are going batshit over it. What a scarily authoritariam bunch they've become.

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“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck

Phoebe Loosinhouse's picture

the more I read this the more brilliant it is.

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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 "

WoodsDweller's picture

What a scarily authoritarian bunch they've become revealed themselves to be.

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I like this world. It's not perfect, but everything I love is in it.

Not surprising that some (not all) Clinton camp followers are molded from the same inflexible stuff. Bill's become a caricature of himself, and she's heading there but has shape-shifted so often the process may be harder to recognize.

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

The little wannabe Stalins are purging a web site from momma's basement. What a fucking joke when you think about it. Purging a fucking website. That's the little bit of power they have in their life.

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Jazzenterprises's picture

when people lose the ability to laugh... not to mention they had their "Hillary will bring evil to the world" diary which I found equally amusing.

Their loss.

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Progressive to the bone.

Mister Pants's picture

Their candidate is way ahead, and the MSM has pretty much written off her opponent. Yet it's still "LEAVE POOR HILLARY ALONE!!!" Yeah, it's supporters of the candidate who has had the weight of the entire party establishment and the MSM tipping the scale for her whose fragile fee-fees must be protected from those mean Sanders bullies!

Bah! Bah I say.

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greywolfe359's picture

I was just pointing out what they already fessed up to.

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greywolfe359's picture

Can someone let me know how to do that? I was able to get the same two pictures in as on Kos, but it doesn't display on the main story page or when I go to share on facebook, as I'd rather drive traffic to this site rather than Kos now.

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do you mean the page with all the essay listings?

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