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    • #324818
      JonLP
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      I won’t link there but the admin made the announcement over there.

      I saw an interesting post there in response to a question about what political sites they visit.

      6. Two

      1) CC, and 2) a pro-Bernie site where I have some fun.

      I will say this much about the Bernie bros; they hate America and the concept of freedom and don’t mind saying it out loud. I appreciate it when liberals are being honest and not having to muffle their true beliefs like they do all too often on sites like DU and DailyKos. Very refreshing.

      Not sure what pro Bernie site the poster means but glad the website is finally being shut down.

      Let this radicalize you rather than lead you to despair - Mariame Kaba

      Like many public systems, GOP want to rip the battery out + say the whole car doesn’t work, so they can sell it for parts - AOC

    • #324827
      ArtfromArk
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      If No. 6 visits this place, I have an idea who it could be.

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #324833
      Enthusiast
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      I have never visited the Discussionist. My DU refugee friends would never say anything positive about it, so….

      I have been boycotting DU and the DailyKos for years.

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

      • #324851
        ArtfromArk
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        It seemed to be a cesspit of mostly right wingnuts, and I thought, WTF? Why would a group of people who purported to be liberals want to set up such a site?


        @enthusiast

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #324838
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Lots of rabid rightwingers. That guy’s definition of freedom must not be the same as my own.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #324850
      PADemD
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      What site is CC?  Common Cause?

      • #324852
        ArtfromArk
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        My question as well.

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

      • #324865
        Ohio Barbarian
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        @pademd @artfromark Conservative Cave. The Republican counterpart to DU.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

        • #325255
          ArtfromArk
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          Thanks for the clarification about CC

          “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

    • #324867
      NV Wino
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      I thought it might be a place to get a better understanding of a conservative point of view. It turned into a cesspit within two weeks… maybe even two days. 🤮

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

    • #324925
      Satan
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      Things were actually going well enough in the early days…. the biggest flaw being the dumbass “jury system” he transferred over from SV.  Hey, nothing like being a Bernie supporter and having the Hillbots & MAGAtts unite against you, right??

      But at least, in between my unplanned “vacations” from the board (the typical five hides thing) I managed to have some reasonable discussions with some of the right wing crowd there. Guess they thought a Devil must be alright if he despised Hillary as much as they did. Some of them even told me they would have considered voting for Bernie, had he been on the ballot in November 2016. While they certainly did NOT agree with Bernie’s politics, they knew he was genuine in what he stood for .

      After the 2016 election though, Skinner essentially abandoned the site. The gang jury attacks got even more ridiculous, with the Hillbots out for blood & the MAGAtts wanting a complete takeover, and the end result is that you had numerous posters “on hold” for “Flagged for Review” status, a process which is supposed to take a day or two at the most. There are people who have been on FFR at Discussionist since February 2017.  Seems Principal Skinner didn’t think it was worth the effort to at least attempt to reign in his own Frankenstein’s monster.

      Not at all surprised he’s finally pulling the plug, though it’s the equivalent of closing the door to the stables three years after the horses ran away.

      I’ll miss what the site could have been. But not what he let it turn into, through his neglect.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #324971
      Spirochete
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    • #325077
      Satan
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      …it’s already gone. Ironically, the commitment to closing the site was the only thing Mr. Allen has kept his word on in years.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #325088
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Got this from Chrome:

      http://www.discussionist.com unexpectedly closed the connection.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

    • #327619
      Betty Karlson
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      Or is it no longer useful for experimenting with jury-based peer-pressure…?

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