I suppose posing a question is considered pretentious to some? How insulting, isn't it? Talk about intolerance. This it the effect I'm exploring about many of todays neo-liberals (whom I don't believe are beneath me, BTW). Any sign of disagreement from their views is taken personally and then attacked, as you accurately express... intolerance. They often use an elitist attitude such as this "Not like anything of that flavor is constructive, or remotely intelligent", to make themselves feel superior. Brad did a good article on this perception months ago.
It's the constant attitude; I've yet to see you one truly positive thing about anyone that isn't the same flavor as you. If you can do that, then I will concede that I am wrong and even walk around for a week wearing a pink tutu.
Oi vey...dude, the comment about constructiveness and intelligence could be applied to ANYONE. It was a rehtorical, and rather sarcastic remark about generalizations, fallacies, venom, etc. that is spewed by those who oppose anything. In this case, it was aimed at your comments.
Yeah, saw your article about Palin, posted there myself, you wished her well...blah, blah, blah, great she must be on your mind, and no I'm not surprised as you are one of the less consistent writers on JU, IMO. Tell me why the defender of all that's liberal would even care to write an article about her? Why are liberals so fascinated by Palin? You can't have it both ways.
Why? Well gee, I think it has to do with something like maybe I was interested in seeing what people thought about her stepping down. I found it interesting that she seemed to be so gung ho about everything, and then she just stopped. I conceded that perhaps she really was just tired of it, but that from her past actions (etc) it seemed like maybe she was going on stand by before pursuing a possible nomination run. Then again I could be wrong.
Btw, I'm not a defender of just liberals; I would defend anyone. She was actually only on my mind when I happened to catch the headline that she had stepped down. Sorry, she's just not my type of wet dream. Why are they? Who knows. Why are people fascinated by that asshole Obama? Why are people fascinated by anything? I don't know, and I can't say because I am not all knowing. I can only guess.
Must it always be about you? Didn't get much love as a child? I guess if you consider yourself the self-appointed protector of liberals on JU (that sounds pretentious to me) then you have a point. My question was directed to the OP, you had not even chimed in at this point.
Did I say it was about me? Did I say anywhere that I felt insulted? No. I said I found it utterly annoying. My bad, guess you're not allowed to do that anymore. Guess you have to stop too.
I'm not claiming to be a protector. You're implying that. All I'm getting at....is why? Just as you infer through my posts that I am some wild and crazy liberal, I've inferred through your posts that you rarely if ever say anything positive about liberals/left wingers/etc. I could be wrong, and if I am, then I truly apologize for that and my knee jerk reaction.
AJ, Lucas, whatever....
I wonder why in the world you even considered NC's comment offensive. The article was written by Larry (not you). There isn't a recorded comment from you before NC's comment, so I fail to see how this was written towards you. Second point, you claim to be a libertarian NOT a Liberal as was addressed in NC's comment.
With that said please show me how NC's comment was directed towards you?
Does someone have to be black to find the word Nigger offensive? How about mexican and spic? I found it annoying, because it comes across like any and all of the pundits (on both sides). All they do is "yap yap yap," and generalize, etc. Maybe I just would like to see something constructive...rather than destructive. All of this crap, liberal or conservative or blue or green or purple or red...it all is fucking annoying. I would still make the comments I made, due to annoyince/irritation, toward a liberal, or libertarian or whoever. It isn't about me "apparently" being liberal, and it isn't about you being whatever you are, and it isn't about parties. It's about the attitude that really...really annoys me.
Personally, I think you'd be much happier just moving over to the Democrat Party, they appear much more in-line with what you express on this site. Or you can try DU, if you find yourself more in agreement with the posters on that site, you should possibly consider a change of party.
DU? Oh hell no, they're nuts. They make crazy people look sane. As for the Dem party - hell no.
But...whatever, to each their own. We're all going to continue throwing vitrol at each other and we'll still be screwed. =\
Me thinks you like to continue to play the victim card pretending that it is something to stand on?
Why would I want to play the victim card? What point is there?