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Mon Feb 22, 2016, 01:17 AM

This whole place is becoming a snooze zone for us not fighting about the primaries.

This discussion thread was locked as off-topic by Goblinmonger (a host of the General Discussion forum).

Every damn thread is about Bernie or Hillary. Hillary or Bernie. "Look at what awful thing this one did" "Look at what awful thing the other one did" "We have such a big lead" "No you don't"


There is nothing interesting to read anymore. Nothing about the world about politics except the Democratic primaries.

Has anyone looked at what congress is doing? I usually get my news here but no more because there is group OCD that has taken over.

Anyway that's it. I hate to have to go look for news other places but I supposed I'll have to until this thing is over.

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Reply This whole place is becoming a snooze zone for us not fighting about the primaries. (Original post)
Maraya1969 Feb 2016 OP
WillowTree Feb 2016 #1
RobertEarl Feb 2016 #2
TreasonousBastard Feb 2016 #3
mgmaggiemg Feb 2016 #4
snot Feb 2016 #5
840high Feb 2016 #6
KT2000 Feb 2016 #7
Meldread Feb 2016 #8
Skittles Feb 2016 #9
oberliner Feb 2016 #10
Warren DeMontague Feb 2016 #11
Johnyawl Feb 2016 #14
Oneironaut Feb 2016 #12
bigwillq Feb 2016 #13
Johnyawl Feb 2016 #15
hunter Feb 2016 #16
LanternWaste Feb 2016 #17
Goblinmonger Feb 2016 #18

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 01:20 AM

1. Are you sure you posted this in the right forum?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 01:23 AM

2. jeb bush and scalia both go away in the same week?

 

What a week! Discuss.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 01:39 AM

3. You're right-- I have GD-P and the Bernie/Hillary groups blocked, and...

half my screen is blank when I hit "Latest..."

But there are also those who sneak primary posts in the video, latest breaking, etc groups...

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 01:42 AM

4. astute observation

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 02:30 AM

5. I'm interested in the primaries, but other things, too

pls post!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 03:22 AM

7. Agree!

the fighting is just supplying the RW with more for opposition research - Democrats doing their job for them.
Now that the Oregon stand-off is over, there is not much to read about other than the insults flying everywhere.
Why can't people be satisfied with their choice and leave it at that?

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 03:36 AM

8. I agree 100%

I will be glad when the Primaries are over and this place returns to normal.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 04:12 AM

9. THEY MAKE ME SICK

seriously, I find them DISGUSTING

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:20 AM

10. Why not post something yourself?

 

Get some more interesting conversations going.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:52 AM

11. Come on. You want some fun or excitement in GD? it's a piece of cake. Sing it with me.

Porn, PETA, circumcision,
sports illustrated swimsuit edition
kids on airplanes,
cornflake chicken

population, hipster hats,
superbowl and outside cats

truck nutz hang off ugly cars,
why can I not smoke in bars?
olive garden, peak oil soon,
those NASA fuckers bombed the moon







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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 10:52 AM

14. bwahahaha


Very good!

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:49 AM

12. Supporting whoever the Dem nominee

is, so I don't care for the bickering. I don't like Hillary or Bernie - they both inspire as much passion as a dead fly trapped in a quagmire, so bleh...

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 08:51 AM

13. So, start non-snooze threads.

 

You control your own DU experience.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:03 AM

15. It was the same way in 2004...


the Deaniacs vs all the rational people. lol (that was a joke people, do not start on me.)

I've been here since 2001, don't post much but I read DU everyday. I don't have anybody or any forums blocked, I guess I've just been here long enough to develop a healthy dose of tolerance and the ability to ignore some subjects. My advice is to develop the ability to drive past the accident without slowing down and staring.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:13 AM

16. Everybody needs to turn off the damned television.

The more teevee "news" feeds the flames, the more advertising they sell.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 11:53 AM

17. Even prior to the primaries, separating the chaff from the wheat was a frustrating exercise

Even prior to the primaries, separating the chaff from the wheat was a frustrating exercise. And now, with app. half the posts in GD and GDP (esp.) being little more than bumper-stickers replying to each other, it's become even more prohibitive to find a substantive or analytical post or a thread.

However, having gone through (now) four primary seasons on DU, I tell myself that even though passions run high and dogmas are absolute, this too shall pass. Whether that be April, May or June when a lock is announced, we'll simply have to stumble through the morass of fallacies, distempers, empty rhetorical devices, and Progressive Purity Pogroms.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2016, 12:36 PM

18. Locking

 

The hosts try very hard to make sure that all primary discussions stay in GDP so that there is a group (this one--GD) in which non-primary news can be discussed. We feel we have been as successful at this as possible.

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