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  • vers Libre wrote a new diary post: NPA Organizing @Reddit

    2011-05-15 21:18:04View | Delete

    The New Progressive Alliance is looking for a few good rebels. You’d be good at one of these things, and maybe more. – Promotion (5 or more) Writers with the ability to write one post, letter to the editor, etc., weekly about the NPA, and stick around to comment on them, at blogs serving the [...]

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post FDL Comment Moderation 2.0 by Jane Hamsher.

    2011-05-15 09:48:19View | Delete

    I appreciate this place very much. Also, the willingness expressed in your post, Jane, to be responsive to the needs of the community. Thank you, for both. I think that the most serious obstacle to the goal of responsiveness is that you’ve already pushed the Wordpress software about as far as it can go, in [...]

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post Confession by Masoninblue.

    2011-05-13 02:48:53View | Delete

    Huh. I don’t understand the content, but I get the tone clear enough.

    Maybe it’s got something to do with dead hawgs, n’est-ce pas. Puzzle.

    Bone-chance with that raw thing what’s ails you. Reckon we’re done, eh.

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post Confession by Masoninblue.

    2011-05-12 07:47:47View | Delete

    It makes some sense. I just think that the disease model of sexual proclivity is counterproductive at best. At worst, it’s exactly how the newts want you to think about yourself: broken, flawed, not normal, a sinner. If you’re caught up in the shame spiral, your proactivity is limited, of course. But even if you [...]

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post Confession by Masoninblue.

    2011-05-12 04:58:13View | Delete

    Concur. Nobody’s really addicted to porn per se, in my opinion. What we get ‘addicted’ to is certain kinds of sexual energy, that for various cultural reasons get dumped into the closet marked bad/dark/pathological. Then the cravings get demonized, secrets are kept, and it really does become a problem, especially in relationship. Your moral mistake [...]

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post MyFDLers, Look What You Started! by New Progressive Alliance.

    2011-05-09 21:43:50View | Delete

    OT: The recommend button here at FDL has been fixed.

    Just sayin’.

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post WARNING – Scam on FDL front page! by EdwardTeller.

    2011-05-02 16:53:39View | Delete

    I appreciate the engagement, Michael and I understand the rock-and-a-hard-place situation you’re in from the ‘making money with web tech’ side of things. I deal with similar things myself, online. I think the issue is: people want to feel that FDL is different and special somehow, all the way down to the core. When faced [...]

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post WARNING – Scam on FDL front page! by EdwardTeller.

    2011-05-02 15:19:36View | Delete

    You were smarter than most, then. Good man. As for the emerging “good grief” trope … I’m glad FDL takes steps to whack these things when alerted, but claiming “we have no control” is a bit disingenuous, IMO. The administrators of this web choose what ad code to insert in their pages, and if they’re [...]

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post WARNING – Scam on FDL front page! by EdwardTeller.

    2011-05-02 15:06:37View | Delete

    You’ve been phished hard and put up wet. http://walmartstores.com/PrivacySecurity/10142.aspx It’s insanity to put real personal details into a site or “survey” you don’t have reason to trust 100%. I’ve read your stuff and I KNOW you’re way smarter than that. But we all get dumb sometimes … If you gave them credit card numbers, call [...]

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post Food Sunday: A Nasty Surprise In The Garden by Jill Richardson.

    2011-05-02 10:36:59View | Delete

    What a weird pair of comments to sign up a new account for …

    Jill, my question is the same as Phoenix Woman’s: OMRI is a guarantee, and if so, of what?

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post Holy Crap! President Announces That Osama Bin Laden Killed In Pakistan by Bill Egnor.

    2011-05-02 10:31:32View | Delete

    Two great comments, Margo. Exactly right on both scores.

    vL

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post Holy Crap! President Announces That Osama Bin Laden Killed In Pakistan by Bill Egnor.

    2011-05-02 03:25:06View | Delete

    Indeed. And please make sure that it’s the Long-Form death certificate.

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post How to Destroy the Democratic Party … by jeffroby.

    2011-05-02 03:22:33View | Delete

    You are. You’re just not allowed to expect Her to return your calls.

    Personally, I restrict myself to brief poetic voice mails and cryptic blog posts, on the assumption that anything more might be construed as stalkerish.

    Seduction of the Divine is a long game; makes party reform seem easy.

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post cheap handbags the judge shook hands with him by nancyline1.

    2011-04-30 01:03:57View | Delete

    There’s a special place in hell for anyone that would use Charlotte A. Cavatica for blogspam.

    You’re going there, and it feels nice to know.

    Oh wait. I don’t believe in hell.

    Cognitive dissonance.

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post Cognitive Dissonance (that you can personally experience right now) by free market libertarian.

    2011-04-29 18:29:10View | Delete

    “There is some confusion about what cognitive dissonance is … ” … and you’re not helping. https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance In order for your suggestion to work, your reader would have to simultaneously BELIEVE in collectivism and the free market (per your example) to experience the discomfort of Cog-Diss. “Trying to objectively see” one or the other, in [...]

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post The NPA Update, April by New Progressive Alliance.

    2011-04-23 00:49:36View | Delete

    Passed along to my favorite artist for the last para. Thanks!

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post Democrats and Independents… this is your Sputnik Moment. by Justin Boone.

    2011-04-22 00:36:09View | Delete

    > can’t you back our President even when he *does* stand up to this? Yeah. I’m willing to ‘back’ him on this, whatever that means. But a lot of us backed him all the way to the ballot box once, based on a few pretty speeches. That is NOT going to be enough this time. [...]

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post FDL should endorse third party candidates in 2012. by El Duderino.

    2011-04-19 14:47:33View | Delete

    I’ve got an FDL membership application printed out and sitting right here. I haven’t mailed it yet because I’m waiting to see what side the leadership (owners and mods) comes down on, when shit gets real. I always look forward to seeing JH on the tubes. She’s smart and funny and we mostly agree. Jane, [...]

  • vers Libre commented on the diary post Yankee Doodle Misfit by Kate Flannery.

    2011-04-13 12:45:27View | Delete

    My bio-dad (a good Repub, among other personality defects) used to quote this “greatest country in the world” line at me all the time. I would listen, and wonder at length: “Hmmm. What the hell does that even mean?” But know I know better. It means six percent of the world’s population using fifty percent of [...]

  • Hey mods. I agree that the disappeared comment from this threadlet was ugly, over the top, and violated the TOS. But what ever happened to moderating things and leaving a note, rather than rewriting the history utterly? In other words, MODERATING, not censoring? It’s disconcerting to the reader, and Orwellian, to just pour whitewash over [...]

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