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Enforced civility

Dr. Conspiracy

I have had it with the personal insults and uncivil remarks on this web site, from both sides of the aisle. Some of you are acting like [personal insult deleted] and you ought to know better.

I am announcing a zero-tolerance policy towards personal insults directed at other persons commenting here. All insulting remarks will be deleted. I don’t care who makes them or what valuable information is attached.

So zip it.

19 Responses to Enforced civility

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    Whatever4 May 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    THANK YOU!

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    Randy May 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    Great *#@%##& policy. Thanks Doc.

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    Scott Brown May 11, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    I’m impressed πŸ™‚

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    Jody May 11, 2010 at 11:22 pm #

    Thank you. I tend not to post too much here because of the vitriol on both sides of the issue. I do read this blog everyday because of the wealth of information, but sometimes it gets unnecessarily nasty.

    I also suggest you ban the words Birfer (as opposed to Birther)and Obot (or any derivation). These words only serve to inflame opponents.

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    Texlaw May 12, 2010 at 12:58 am #

    Good thing Jeffrey Toobin doesn’t post here.

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    tallbull May 12, 2010 at 7:02 am #

    Great to hear..NBC calls just about anyone a fool who questions obama’s status.

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    Don Draper May 12, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    It’s good to be the King!

    I am compelled to resist and see what I can get away with.

    I’ll start with … GFY.

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    charo May 12, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    Doc,

    I wasn’t sure whether you bothered looking at old threads so I needed to chose a new one to speak O/T, and this is the one where you are least likely to be upset with me for doing so (or at least not exact revenge.)* πŸ˜‰

    You cited a link from the thread “Barack Obama was never a British citizen, the Kenya Christian Lawyers fellowship,” stating that customary marriages were valid. I think there were others who provided different links. The one you provided continues with this statement:

    “Polygamy (having more than one wife) is allowed, but the husband should seek the consent of the first wife. He must be
    able to maintain and support each wife and their children.”

    Consider this from wiki:

    At the age of 23, Obama Sr. enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, leaving behind a pregnant Kezia and their infant son. He had abandoned Islam; he was an atheist by the time he moved to the United States.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama,_Sr.

    Do you think that Obama Senior followed through with either the consent, the support or both? I don’t know what the ramifications are for not following. So really, we are back to the same point that an expert is needed, but I wanted to give you that angle.

    *http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/revenge.html
    (a tidbit that I just discovered)

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    charo May 12, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    http://gonios.net/tier2.php?page=common_error&id=134

    Sorry, bad link. See if this one works.

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    Slartibartfast May 12, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

    There are actually two questions here – was the marriage (BHO Sr. and Dr. Dunham’s) legal under Kenyan (or British) law and was it legal under US law. Only the latter is significant (I think) to the president’s ‘natural born’ status, although US law may defer to British law on the legitimacy of the first marriage.

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    US Citizen May 13, 2010 at 4:33 am #

    Does this mean we cannot refer to Orly as Bat****crazy?

    As to birfer vs birther, I see no problem.
    Either of these terms describe a person showing considerably more disrespect to their own president.
    To treat them with kid gloves while they malign the president is taking a higher road, but one that leads nowhere.

    I agree that hostile forum posters vs each other cannot be tolerated and that it doesn’t further a discussion to use insults, but it will be no more effective in teaching birthers the truth either.
    No matter how nice one is to a hungry lion, it will still want to eat you.
    These lions are hungry for Obama.
    Being nice to them will not change their appetite any more than lowering taxes will make them stop chanting “Taxed Enough Already.”

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    Slartibartfast May 13, 2010 at 4:46 am #

    US Citizen,

    Since Orly doesn’t post here (at least not that I’m aware of), referring to her as batsh*t crazy shouldn’t be a problem (besides, it is clearly factually accurate).

    Refraining from calling posters names isn’t treating them with kid gloves – it’s treating them with the respect due another human being. There propaganda and demonstrably false ideas, on the other hand, should be shown no mercy whatsoever. Arguments without personal attacks are stronger and don’t play into the birther’s martyr complex. They like to imagine that their opponents are cowering in fear of President Obama’s inevitable removal and hurling insults because they have no other arguments. Civilized refutations of their lame theories with citations of law and reason are the most effective tactics in fighting them.

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    Lupin May 13, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    Might I suggest you check who is (obviously) tampering with the rating system (cf. recent posts on thread re Obama’s SSS number) and ban them?

    I find that more egregious than a few well deserved epithets being thrown around.

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    charo May 13, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    I am always quite shocked that anyone gives me a thumbs up. I assure you I don’t do it myself.

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    HolyRoller May 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    Hey guy’s…I want to apologize for insinuating the President was not a “natural born” citizen. I have been proven wrong…

    It now appears Lil’ Barry is a 120 yr. old born in the great State of Connecticut.

    “WND has further confirmed that the Social Security number in question links to Obama in the online records maintained by the Selective Service System. Inserting the Social Security number, his birth date and his last name produces a valid Selective Service number.”

    I hope y’all accept my apoligy…ROFLMAO!!!

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    Jody May 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    I’d love to see proof from someone that he has used any of these SSNs (other than the one that’s most closely associated with him), instead of a listing in a GIGO database. Until I see any kind of proof of usage or fraud, then it’s just an invalid entry in a crappy database.

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    misha May 13, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    HolyRoller: It is believed barnyard animals become skittish when Joseph Farah is near.

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    HolyRoller May 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm #

    watch…see…learn…lol

    Lil’ Barry is a CROOK and a FRAUD…and the train is about to enter the station.

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    misha May 13, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    “Lil’ Barry is a CROOK and a FRAUD”

    Orly Taitz was a streetwalker in Moldova.