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the best thing i've read about Breitbart today

[link:http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/01/1069795/-Marking-the-Death-of-an-Evil-Person|

Andrew Breitbart was a brutal, revolting, disgusting piece of trash who undermined this country and represented the worst of American politics. None of us will ever have to worry about the workings of his evil ways again. He is done. He will be remembered not for whatever good was in him but for being a destroyer of our way of life. He wasted his life and made our lives that much harder. The world is better off and brighter without him. Good riddance.

Don't mistake my relief for glee. I'm not glad he's dead. I am relieved. It is a great relief to me to be able to say those few words--whose relevance and veracity no one can honestly dispute.

I sympathize with the bereaved. Most of us know what it is like to be personally bereaved. It sucks. Other people, by their bias or ignorance, saw Breitbart in a different light. We are all entitled to our own perceptions. I would never give my opinion of Andrew Breitbart at his funeral (as if I would even go), and I don't support dancing on other people's graves.

Rather, Breitbart's passing is a one-time occasion to condemn him for the evil he did to this world, and then to let go of our resentment of him for his crimes. With these few words I hereby accomplish exactly that, at least for myself. The people who say "now isn't the time" or "it isn't respectful" can go suck a lemon. They do not know what they are talking about. If we would ethically show quiet respect for a person in death, then our enmity toward that person in life was wrong. And if the enmity was not wrong, then quiet respect is hypocritical, and an abrogation of our obligation to bear witness to history.


more at link http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/01/1069795/-Marking-the-Death-of-an-Evil-Person

does anyone know

of a good live stream of the oscars? thank you.

i need help.

i work with a guy who's really great in many ways but ... libertarian more or less, but HATES Democrats. i want to counter two statements he has made and represented as fact to me.

the first has to do with his hatred of Democrats. when he told me this, he literally pulled out his wallet and tapped it, indicating that he believes totally that Democrats are nothing but "tax and spend" wastrels. he literally pulled out his wallet and pointed at it as he told me how much he hates Democrats.

i think i have seen charts that prove (in a variety of ways) how much better stewards of the economy democrats have always been. i would love to get hold of one of these especially one that illustrates the tax difference between republican and democratic presidents over the years.

the other is his claim, made today that the government is exploding under Obama. i totally do not believe this. i asked him for proof but he only stated that it's true even if i did call him a liar. i would like to show him he's mistaken.

i'm sure i'll get plenty of advice to give up. dude's actually one of my favorite people here at work. thank you all in advance for any assistance.

thank you Triangle DUers

i really enjoyed our meeting tonight, look forward to seeing more of you in the future.

my daughter-in-law is having brain surgery today.

positive thoughts, energy and prayers if you are so inclined are welcome.
prognosis extremely positive - it's a pituitary adenoma.
thanks DU.

TEN HOURS LATER: she's finally in recovery and doing well. you've all kept me company during this time - i'm so far away from them it's been really stressful. DU is wonderful, thank you all
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