• comment on a post Let's Humanize each other, over 6 years ago

    OK, I'm in!  I am 50 years old, am from Western New York, and grew up as an only child in a Jewish, Democratic household.  I volunteered for the Carter campaign when I was in college, and then went on to law school.  After I established myself in my profession, I got married and am now the proud mother of a beautiful 9 year old daughter.

    I reluctantly closed my law practice in 2005 in the interest of family unity (my husband had to move out of the area to keep his job) and am working outside of my profession at this time . Those of you who are familiar with the economy of WNY will know that the economy has suffered during the Bush years.  

    We are now living in Orange County, CA which is a beautiful place, but where, I have to say, I feel like an alien!  I am hoping for 8 more years of Clinton prosperity because I want to go home!

    Before moving here, I was actively involved in the campaigns of my local Congressperson and Senator (Hillary!).  I was also on my Town's Democratic Committee.  Now, I have been caught up in the Primary campaign and am doing what I can to support my candidate.

    The issues I am concerned most about at this moment are health care, education, creating a strong American economy, global warming, and my support for Israel.  I am also becoming increasingly concerned whether some of the misogynistic backlash against Hillary, is reflective of growing sexism in our society (after all, I need to look out for my daughter).

    Nice to meet you all!

  • comment on a post Hillary Clinton Los Angeles Fundraiser over 6 years ago

    When Rob Reiner said (and I think this is an exact quote) "you don't quit the game when you are only 3 points behind."  That got a lot of positive response from the audience.

  • comment on a post Hillary Clinton Los Angeles Fundraiser over 6 years ago

    and I also was thinking "I should have sponsored an Obama supporter instead of coming myself".

    As always, Hillary is so in command of the issues, and so at ease and so connected with the crowd.  I find her inspirational and a great role model exemplifying that it is not just intelligence that gets you ahead, but hard work and perseverance.

    I want Hillary to finish this race out, and it was apparent that everyone there also wanted that.  I still think she can change minds and win this nomination, and I have no idea that she would be a phenomenal President.

    My statement to Obama supporters is, please acknowledge the fact that each of the two candidates has the support of approximately 1/2 of the Democrats in this Country.  You are not going to change anybody's minds by telling us that Hillary has got to stop running now.  

    Be confident in your candidate.  He may win.
    Likewise, I will be confident in my candidate, because I believe she still has a chance to win, and given the 50/50 split in support, both she and her supporters should be respected.

  • comment on a post Randi Rhodes Suspended (with UPDATE #2) over 6 years ago

    Good decision on the part of that organization.

  • Merely being able to speak freely in one's own home is not suffcient and its scary to think you are okay with that.

    I am not familiar with StormFront.

    I agree that websites have rules.  The rules for this site, for instance, are somewhat vague, and I would posit that there is a difference between keeping things readable and keeping out opinions you disagree with, especially in a subject as polarizing as politics.

  • Merely being able to speak freely in one's own home is not suffcient and its scary to think you are okay with that.

    I am not familiar with StormFront.

    I agree that websites have rules.  The rules for this site, for instance, are somewhat vague, and I would posit that there is a difference between keeping things readable and keeping out opinions you disagree with, especially in a subject as polarizing as politics.

  • I can't believe you posted the comparison to David Duke twice on this same point!  That is terrible and there is no good reason for it.

  • I rated you 0 for this for what you did to me on all these posts.  

    http://www.mydd.com/comments/2008/4/2/20 339/33578/57#57

    http://www.mydd.com/comments/2008/4/2/20 339/33578/72#72

    http://www.mydd.com/comments/2008/4/2/20 339/33578/66#66

    http://www.mydd.com/comments/2008/4/2/20 339/33578/7#7

    This is an abuse of the rating system and I suspect this was done  vindictively in response to my response to your comment, which was inappropriate in any event.  You weren't even a part of the discussion, and I would note that the person I was discussing this with didn't even rate me like that.

  • I disagree in no uncertain terms with your opinion and think it wildly misguided.  There are a lot of people on this site who thought that diary was incredibly moving.  You did not.  How can we ever require that a writer please every reader?

    That being said, give me examples from her diary that support your  inference.  Since the article is no longer posted, here is a link to the article so you can answer this question.  Typical White People

    I will be interested to see your response.

  • street name on this site?  We have user names for a purpose, and I think your reference was inappropriate.  

  • on a comment on I miss Linfar! over 6 years ago

    There is really nothing that you said that I disagree with.  I am just in the process of sorting out my own thoughts on the issue.

    I wholeheartedly agree that we should be able to self-censor our comments.  We can delete diaries so why can't we delete comments?

    I agree that there is a certain minimal amount of censorship that needs to be done. Eliminating profanity is one example (although I see plenty of it here and that doesn't seem to be a problem on this site.)

    I still think that the blogosphere is closer to the public square/shopping mall than it is to a newspaper, because of the fact that there is no preliminary editorial review.

    I think, however, that guidelines need to be a little clearer, and when someone is banned, the owners should be prepared to say why that person was banned.

    As I understand it, at least some of the banned people did not get such notice, or at least did not get any examples of what they did which violated the guidelines.

    There is something about the banning and purging that just strikes me as being unfair, and I am not quite sure how to get at it, other than through the ideas I have expressed here.

  • I appreciate that.   I feel the same way.  I have been known to frequently post without previewing, and then there are nights like tonight where all of a sudden my keyboard gets sticky.

    I will say I get really annoyed when the best someone can do in responding to a point I made is criticize my typing.

  • Do you have examples?

  • Can you give me examples?

  • on a comment on I miss Linfar! over 6 years ago

    Read the Pruneyard case, which talks about the broader holdings of the California constitution.

    You sound like you are an attorney also, so just think about it.  The other point I would make is there is a difference when the site is a moderated one as opposed to one where the diarists self-publish.

    That being said, remember, the initial point of this diary was not a legal challenge.  That has sort of evolved as these posts went on.

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