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10. If you have something to say, now's the time.
Sat Aug 1, 2015, 11:51 AM
Aug 2015

I can't help but notice you've taken to posting the cryptic comment "Bookmarking" or "Bookmarking, again" on threads I've posted on which support Bernie &/or are critical of Hillary. and I am sincerely unclear why you do this or what it means. So please clear up my confusion and explain what the terse phrases "bookmarking" or "bookmarking, again" mean to you.

For example, I occasionally bookmark a thread because it contains valuable links - in other words, I like it. I might say, "Great thread. Bookmarked"; or "K&R bookmarked"; or "Bookmarked to read later" as a compliment/thank you to the OP. In the instant thread you have expressed displeasure because the topic has been posted before, but provide no substantive debate, discussion or comments on the topic itself. So what is the value to you of bookmarking the thread?

Are your bookmarks the internet equivalent of Dickens' character, Madame Defarge and her knitting in A Tale of Two Cities? Even on a literal level, Madame Defarge’s knitting constitutes a whole network of symbols. Into her needlework she stitches a registry or list of names (one might say, bookmarks), of all those condemned in the name of a new republic. I sincerely hope that is not the case. Because that would contribute nothing to the political debate and it implies some future "payback" which even in the volatile primary season is out of place on DU.

Who voted for that 1994 crime bill? JaneyVee Aug 2015 #1
I assume you mean Bernie. Admiral Loinpresser Aug 2015 #5
Again? Thinkingabout Aug 2015 #2
Sorry for the duplication. Admiral Loinpresser Aug 2015 #3
Don't apologize. An important issue & many DUers didn't see it earlier Divernan Aug 2015 #6
Sorry for apologizing. ;-) n/t Admiral Loinpresser Aug 2015 #8
Clinton bundler protected private prisons from FOIA requests Divernan Aug 2015 #4
It sounds bad when you put it like that Cheese Sandwich Aug 2015 #20
Bookmarking. Thinkingabout Aug 2015 #7
If you have something to say, now's the time. Divernan Aug 2015 #10
Bookmarking for future reference Thinkingabout Aug 2015 #11
The Private Prison Industry is of course going to financially support the candidate NorthCarolina Aug 2015 #9
Why aren't they financially supporting Sanders too? His vote supports their business model George II Aug 2015 #13
Unlikely since he has said all along private prisons should be outlawed. Cheese Sandwich Aug 2015 #14
But he voted for the legislation that enabled them. George II Aug 2015 #15
Oh you mean the one with the Violence Against Women Act attached to it? Cheese Sandwich Aug 2015 #16
+1 beam me up scottie Aug 2015 #17
From you, I didn't expect this to be added: George II Aug 2015 #18
K & R L0oniX Aug 2015 #12
There are 17 potential GOP opponents waiting to take Hillary on in the GE. oasis Aug 2015 #19
GOP's saving their attacks for the general election, of course! Divernan Aug 2015 #21
I have never posted anything negative about Bernie or MO'M. oasis Aug 2015 #22
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