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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:21 AM

 

What's with all the Gabbard ads? When will DU officially disclaim her?

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A decision needs to be made soon (I should clarify: I "hope" so, for the good of this forum). It feels divisive to continue including her as a legit Democrat given her recent positions, her appearances on Trump TV, and especially, her questioning the legitimacy of the impeachment inquiry.

Not only that, but many of us are seeing nothing but "Tulsi" ads at the top of our screens (yes, I happily donate to DU if I weren't forced to join PayPal, but I refuse to support that organization, and it's beside the point). IMO it's dangerous for these ads to be on our forum. They attempt to legitimize and normalize her. Anyone mildly paying attention can see that she's not normal.

Finally, all of us who dare to speak out on the subject are technically breaking the DU rules not to bash a Dem public figure. I fully support this rule under normal circumstances. Again, Gabbard is anything but normal. She's already announced she's not seeking reelection; which is strong evidence that she does plan to run as a 3rd party candidate. We all know the danger that poses.

At the risk of being flamed by fellow DUers, and even flagged or removed from my beloved DU, I'm asking the moderators to denounce Gabbard and stop posting her ads.

On edit: Thanks for the many tips about getting rid of ads. I should have been clearer that my complaint was not about ads per se, more a concern that no other candidates seem to have ads on this site--none that I've seen anyway, only her. And I found a way to donate to DU without using paypal, so thanks!! I'm really grateful for this forum; it's crazy out there.
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Reply What's with all the Gabbard ads? When will DU officially disclaim her? (Original post)
flibbitygiblets Oct 2019 OP
rzemanfl Oct 2019 #1
TruckFump Oct 2019 #2
MontanaMama Oct 2019 #3
left-of-center2012 Oct 2019 #4
cwydro Oct 2019 #21
babylonsister Oct 2019 #5
elleng Oct 2019 #6
TwilightZone Oct 2019 #7
question everything Oct 2019 #34
RGinNJ Oct 2019 #35
pintobean Oct 2019 #19
Croney Oct 2019 #8
bluewater Oct 2019 #9
TwilightZone Oct 2019 #10
flibbitygiblets Oct 2019 #15
Dr Hobbitstein Oct 2019 #18
LaurenOlimina Oct 2019 #30
pangaia Oct 2019 #11
flibbitygiblets Oct 2019 #14
Voltaire2 Oct 2019 #12
hlthe2b Oct 2019 #13
NBachers Oct 2019 #16
Autumn Oct 2019 #17
cwydro Oct 2019 #20
flibbitygiblets Oct 2019 #24
Bhphoto Oct 2019 #22
babylonsister Oct 2019 #23
flibbitygiblets Oct 2019 #25
brush Oct 2019 #33
cwydro Oct 2019 #26
Beakybird Oct 2019 #27
stonecutter357 Oct 2019 #28
abqtommy Oct 2019 #29
donkeypoofed Oct 2019 #31
kimbutgar Oct 2019 #32
Merlot Oct 2019 #36
former9thward Oct 2019 #37
Hekate Oct 2019 #38
Cha Oct 2019 #39

Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:22 AM

1. Bookmarking. n/t

 

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:23 AM

2. Frankly, I cannot stand Gabbard, however...

 

...I would like to see ads and info because I want to be able to recognize her lies and bullshit when I see it elsewhere -- when she attempts to split the Dems to let Trump take the 2020 election.

JMHO
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:25 AM

3. I'm on board with this.

 

Bugs the crap out of me to see Tulski ads on Free Speech TV too. I donít see any other candidates on that channel. If she runs 3rd party, especially then, she should not have ads on DU. Thereís a reason she is buying space here and we should pay attention.
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:29 AM

4. Censorship?

 

Love 'em or hate 'em,
we should include all of the Democratic candidates acknowledged by the DNC.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 12:36 PM

21. This.

 

It fascinates me when I see authoritarian type posts on DU.
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:29 AM

5. I don't see them. You won't either

 

if/when you contribute to your beloved DU.
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Response to babylonsister (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:40 AM

6. YES!

 

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:41 AM

7. That was covered in the OP.

 

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 02:00 PM

34. You are not forced to use PayPal. I never have. DU accepts any credit card

 

at least VISA. Unless you object to them, too. And.. you can always send a check. I used to do this in the early years when PayPal was the only option

Postal Mail:
Democratic Underground
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https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=contact

And, of course, provide your DU ID.

Oh, and the ads do add to the revenue of DU allowing it to stay alive.


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Response to question everything (Reply #34)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 02:37 PM

35. +1

 

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 12:06 PM

19. Lol

 

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:41 AM

8. What ads? I see no ads.

 

It's your choice not to be a star member, so you're seeing the ads by choice. That's fine, but remember that many of us have no idea what ads you're talking about.
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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:45 AM

10. From what I understand, DU doesn't select the ads.

 

As for disclaiming Gabbard, she's running for president as a Democrat in the Democratic primaries. We may disagree with some of her methods and stances on the issues (I certainly do), but party affiliation is in part self-selected, and it's a big tent.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:01 AM

15. Thanks for the info. If DU doesn't select the ads, I would think I'd see Republican ads as well?

 

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:49 AM

18. Sometimes that happens.

 

They use Google ads, which are tailored to YOUR browsing habits.
If I hit DU without logging in, I mostly see musical instrument and electronics ads (because thatís the majority of my browsing).
If you research Tulsi a lot, youíll see Tulsi ads.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:38 PM

30. This is correct.

 

Additionally, she is using those ads to buy the support she needs to qualify for the debates. Those new debate rules have distorted fundraising this cycle.

I see ads for republican causes and issues from time to time. It just means we are in the "political" box in an algorithm someplace.

[link:https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/23/democratic-debates-2020-rules-1506010|
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/23/democratic-debates-2020-rules-1506010]
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:54 AM

11. If you become a STAR member you will not see any ads.

 



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Response to pangaia (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:00 AM

14. Appreciated, but my point was not that I don't want to see ads. Visitors to DU will see them too.

 

Actually I mailed a check to become a star member (because I love DU); I actually don't care about the ads myself, in a way I want to know what's going on.



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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:57 AM

12. Trump is the enemy. The Republican Party is the enemy.

 

Tulsi Gabbard is not the enemy.
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:58 AM

13. Given how many alerts I've been called to

 

jury re: Gabbard, SOMEONE is monitoring this site or she has more supporters than I can explain. They surely seem to have a hair-trigger in terms of tolerating criticism. I don't think my own parents were ever THAT defensive of me.
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:34 AM

16. Ads keep this website open. They pay the expenses.

 

Please don't come back with "OK, so you're OK with ads advertising killing kittens??!?"
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:35 AM

17. You can use the extension ad blocker for Chrome. That's what I use. The ads pay for this site

 

and they are automatically generated, the admins don't choose to have them
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 12:28 PM

20. Why don't you ask the administrators?

 

We donít have moderators anymore, unless Iím very much mistaken.

ďA decision needs to be made soon.Ē Says who?
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Response to cwydro (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:11 PM

24. will do! thanks for the idea.

 

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 12:40 PM

22. She is still Democrat

 

I think once she abandons the party, if she does, then du should stop running ads for her.
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 12:44 PM

23. I donate via cc, not paypal afaik. I don't

 

have a paypal account.
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Response to babylonsister (Reply #23)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:12 PM

25. I tried to donate via cc; wouldn't let me finish the xaction without opening a PP account

 

It's okay, I've snail-mailed a check; been meaning to do that for a while now.
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #25)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:58 PM

33. Doesn't becoming a star member get rid of the ads?

 

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #23)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:12 PM

26. Same here.

 

Didnít get that part of the OP.
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:17 PM

27. I mentioned this in other threads. Lyndon LaRouche, was a Democrat. Remember him?

 

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:28 PM

28. Hillary Clinton is 100 % right .

 

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:30 PM

29. I use Firefox as my browser, running the add-ons AdBlockerPlus and u-block. I don't see

 

ANY ads at all.
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:48 PM

31. Ganbbard is NOT a true Democrat

 

She's the 2020 Jill Stein ,.aka 3rd party disruptor. Spanky can't win without one. It'll be interesting to see if he goes after and attacks her when she's running again him! She'll drop out of Dems and run 3rd party very soon. It's all but a given at this point. I get my posts deleted about her frequently but that's because I know she's not a real Democrat and cant look at her as such. Great post,.OP!
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:53 PM

32. She's also on Free Speech TV and I change the channel when she's on.

 

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 06:20 PM

36. The ads are helpful, click on them to learn more about her.

 

Knowledge is your friend.

Also, understanding how banner ads work.
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Response to flibbitygiblets (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 06:32 PM

37. Your argument is with the DNC.

 

They are the ones including her in the debates. If she is in the debates she is certainly "normalized" whether you think so or not.
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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 08:35 PM

39. FYI.. flibitygiblets.. I donate to DU

 

without paypal.. don't use it.

Also, I REC this but I think until TG announces she's running for 3rd party that it's too soon to officially treat her as such.

That said.. I'm in her district and am so grateful she's Not running for her seat again.. This is like a miracle!

ETA.. yeah "click on the ads" and learn more about her LIES!
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