Oct. 9th, 2009

ceresi: (hoping for a miracle)
Good morning. Well, this is not how I expected to wake up this morning. After I received the news, Malia walked in and said, "Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it is Bo's birthday!" And then Sasha added, "Plus, we have a three-day weekend coming up." So it's good to have kids to keep things in perspective.

[...]

And that's why this award must be shared with everyone who strives for justice and dignity -- for the young woman who marches silently in the streets on behalf of her right to be heard even in the face of beatings and bullets; for the leader imprisoned in her own home because she refuses to abandon her commitment to democracy; for the soldier who sacrificed through tour after tour of duty on behalf of someone half a world away; and for all those men and women across the world who sacrifice their safety and their freedom and sometime their lives for the cause of peace.
ceresi: (everyone's crazy but me)
You know, I love DailyKos kind of the way I love fandom. A lot less than I love fandom, admittedly, but in a similar way. I visit the website several times a day because it's a good way to hear from a lot of different people who I have a little bit in common with. I read almost all of the comments of the diaries I read, which is part of the reason why I don't post there more often.

The other part of the reason is that sometimes Dkos is fricking crazy. Here are the headlines on the reclist atm:

Grayson EXPLODES on GOP: "America doesn't CARE about your feelings" Man On Fire!
Congratulations President Obama on the Nobel Peace Prize -- Now Please Earn it!
30+ Reasons Obama deserves the Nobel Peace Prize
WTF? You have to be kidding me... this is a joke (a mostly incoherent rant about the evils of Bush and why Obama really deserves the Nobel after all . . . I think)
A Moment To Be Bold
If Rush buys Rams, some Black players won't play
Do sex offenders deserve to live? (on the reclist!)
CO2 now highest in 15 million years: catastrophe looms


And here are a few from the recent diaries list:

Should we bomb Iran? FOX poll.
Obama Should Donate His Nobel Prize Money to the Nat'l Assoc. of Free Clinics
Iran’s Supreme Council Declares Ahmadinejad Nobel Winner
9 months is enough time for Obama to bankrupt the country, but too soon for a Nobel Peace Prize
Limbaugh wants to buy biggest Democratic backers in the NFL
Where Obama Could Donate His Prize Money
An Ironic and Poorly Conceived Front Page Diary
The Anti-Bush Nobel Peace Prize
I admire Barack, but the Peace Prize?
Quit your cowering! Grow a god damn spine. And CELEBRATE this great honor!
FL Repubs: It's Our Right to Shoot at Arab Silhouettes
We should have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Obama: The Prize, The Work, The Reality
Anti-Gay Animus in Full View in Washington State


As you can tell, the most alarmed and hysterical headlines quickly make it to the reclist. My favorite is catastrophe looms. Can't you just hear the ominous music in the background? Unfortunately, the recced diaries mocking comments from FreeRepublic has already slipped off -- I always love it when we indulge in a little hypocrisy and judge Republicans in the exact same way we scream about them doing to us (namely, cherry-picking comments, removing them from context, mocking them, and judging the whole group by the bad behavior of a few).

I don't want to pay into the meme that Democrats as a whole are as hateful as Republicans, because after all, they have Rush and Glenn and are proud of them. Even the worst conspiracy theorists and hateful rhetoricians of the left would have to hustle to keep up with those guys.

But seriously, sometimes, this site. *hands*

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