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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:34 AM
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I've put away all the cute, snarky nicknames....
...for the criminal cabal for the foreseeable future. The situation has turned deadly serious and our responses should be in kind to elevate our credibility here at DU. I will use last names and occasionally titles, but it's my belief that it is time to spread our influence by creating a level of seriousness that will attract the fence sitters and detractors to our side.
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:37 AM
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1. That is definitely a good idea.
I will do likewise.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:38 AM
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2. agreed.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:39 AM
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3. Amen to that, although calling him "Bush" is a hard pill to swallow.
I won't addend onto that name the title of "President", though.

But, I completely agree, we are past the point of name calling. We need to name them, and attach their crimes to their names.

MKJ
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:43 AM
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4. Good point.
Although I must admit it pains me to even capitalize their names.
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:47 AM
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5. True....
...but it will be a reflection of our strength, independence and leadership if we do. These are our core qualities and very attractive to people who yearn for a good moral direction.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:49 AM
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8. Me, too. I have to put away my e.e. cummings inspired "gwb". I was trying to make him as small and
unpresidential as possible.

However, Bush x( is now a criminal of the highest order, and is about to go down in history as the most dangerous despot ever to be visited on the world.

His name will capitalized in the Hague's record, anyway. MKJ
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:48 AM
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6. It's always been deadly serious...
since the year 2000. My use of "snarky" names is my small way of showing my extreme contempt, disrespect and disregard for this band of thugs and criminals who have usurped my government.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:40 AM
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14. Me too.
I don't think I can hang up my favorite nickname for him, pResident Evil. (And that's "nickname" as in "Old Nick".) I also like **, to make him as small as possible. It's a shame I have to even add that second *. But you're right--it's always been deadly serious. Just ask our troops or people living in Katrina's wake.

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sojourner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:49 AM
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7. very good idea
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:57 AM
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9. Nah, I just can't do it
even though I know calling him Stupid is off putting to the poor saps who were corrupt/stupid/deluded enough to vote for him. Tough.

If those people are reading this particular forum, then they've already realized what that man is and they are not pleased about being fooled.

There are some forums less dedicated to keeping wingnuts at bay, and I do use the proper names there.

However, stupid is as stupid does and he has forever lost any right to the dignity of prissy correctness on a protected forum, and Stupid he will be in my posts.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:01 AM
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10. That's a very wise approach, IMHO. The 2008 election will NOT be about Bush
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 11:02 AM by mcscajun
Thank goodness. His record may certainly be something to hang around the necks of any Republican...ANY and ALL Republicans running for President certainly, but our focus must begin to shift from belittling and attacking Bush to What Comes Next.

:thumbsup:

Off to the Greatest Page with you. :)
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:05 AM
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11. since when does seriousness attract fence sitters?
it's the cute, snarky nicknames that win over the marginal voter.

the ones who do their homework and think will vote for our side anyway.

sad, but true.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:09 AM
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12. It's a message board. Humor is part of the fun.
Lighten up Francis!
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:18 AM
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13. bush has always been "Little Boots" to me
I don't capitalize his name, never have, because he gets no respect from me. AFAIC, Little Boots is appropriate because he is our era's Caligula.

By the way, the situation has been deadly serious since Dec. 12, 2000, since that is when the Supreme Court made their decision which paved the way.

Also, DU has plenty of credibility for those who keep up with the real news. I don't care squat about impressing freepers and the right wing. All anyone needs to do is look at the enormous respect that H20 Man gets on DU, the responses on his threads, and you can see there's plenty of seriousness to go around on this forum.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:53 AM
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15. I agree when I first joined DU it put me off, then I got used to it but I never used them myself on
MSM forums. When a member of a Cincinnati group called Democracy for Cincinnati used repuke in an MSM blog comment, I pointed out in a private email that it did not help us and made us look immature. He welcomed the comment.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:13 PM
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16. Does that include "chimp"?
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:17 PM
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17. For me, yes....
...like I said earlier, my personal goal is to elevate the discussion.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:21 PM
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19. & boy king?
That seems so accurate.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:18 PM
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18. I've gotten to the point where snarky isn't good enough
Cute doesn't work for these evil bastards. I'm going to have to watch my language, though, because the F word springs to mind whenever I think of them.
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