... generally causes it to flail around and try to claw its tormentors, which seems to be the case with our friends at Delawareliberal.
Today, in a post that chides me for using hyperbole with regarding to the story about the Missouri Information Analysis Center's Strategic Report on the Modern Militia Movement, cassandra deftly manages to conflate what I said with the source I quoted....
Imagine, the folks at DL objecting to hyperbole. I should have stuck with legitimate language, like suggesting that American citizens be rounded up, arrested, and tried for treason and sedition because they're being duped by a radio commentator.
Then there's the post in which donviti--the moral compass of the group who couldn't find magnetic north with a paperclip shoved you-know-where--engages in his favorite hobby: labeling anybody he happens to disagree with.
A few months back: Dave Burris was a fat-ass piece of garbage [wait! That one may have been jason]. But Dominique as a racist was all dv. Now liz allen is an anti-semite. Dare we forget that most priests live only to fondle little boys and pretty much anybody who goes to church condones torture? [I'd put in the fact that all non-Democrats hate America and have no compassion, but that's from jason and Delawaredem, not dv.]
I'll keep this short, because I know the attention span there is pretty limited: when you no longer actually discuss issues of policy or substance, it obviously helps keep up traffic to call people names, stereotype large groups of Americans, and then recoil in pious wounded indignation when pretty much everybody with any sense steps back with horrified looks on their faces.
I recognize that the majority of the people posting there do not believe that civility in political discourse is a virtue, but I never realized just how easily several really bright, well-informed people could slip across the line into Jerry Springer-land without ever noticing.