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Posted on 04/03/2007 7:24:18 PM PDT by Reaganesque
It is always disappointing to be reminded that there are people in the world who do not like you so much that they are willing to debase themselves and others in order to get their way. We, as conservatives face this from the Left on a day to day basis. But when such action comes from another supposed Conservative, that is truly disappointing.
The posters at DU think nothing of swearing and posting the most filthy, perverted and twisted things about their political rivals. We here at FR are, for the most part, better than that. At least we try to be. Unfortunately, there's always someone who proves that both sides have their ugly side.
I have posted a number of pro-Mitt Romney threads recently as have many others. I discovered this afternoon that several of them have been the victims of childish and down right purile dirty tricks. Now, political dirty tricks are nothing new and nor are they uncommon on either side of the aisle. But some simply cross the line of decency. Such is the case with whomever played their little game of messing with the Keywords on these Pro-Romney threads. Here are four examples:
Romney Tops Republicans in Fundraising
KEYWORDS: ANTICHRIST; CULT; FUNDRAISING; MITTRAPESCHILDREN; ROMNEY; Click to Add Keyword
Why I Think You Should Vote For My Dad
KEYWORDS: 2008; ELECTIONPRESIDENT; ELECTIONS; MITTBEATSHISKIDS; MITTISTHEANTICHRIST; ROMNEY; Click to Add Keyword
Parsing the Polls: Answering the Mormon Question
KEYWORDS: CULT; JOEYSMITHDELUSION; Click to Add Keyword
KEYWORDS: ELECTION; FRED; FREDTHOMPSON; MITTISTHEANTICHRIST; ROMNEY; THOMPSON; VP; Click to Add Keyword
People, campaigning can be a hard and painful thing. You have to have a thick skin to run for office and heaven knows, all candidates take their blows, some more than others. But there is such a thing as decency. And this little prank doesn't just cross that line, it obliterates it.
Disagree with the thread? Fine. Present your arguments. You don't like the candidate? Great. Tell me why and make an attempt at intelligent conversation. That's the way this place is supposed to work. But, resorting to such sophomoric, vulgar and quite frankly bigoted childishness is beneath contempt. If you can't manage a reasonable level of maturity, then there's a whole bunch of like minds over at DU you can have fun with.
I believe the moderators can tell who adds keywords
I’m sorry this has happened.
Definitely report it. Politics is a contact sport around here, but that’s beyond the pale.
FReepers have a “folding” project going on which uses your available computer time to fight disease.
Two left wing scum, refugees from DU I guess, have joined and left names mocking the effort, Ronald Reagan and FReepers.
Their twisted politics is irrelevant to me. I welcome their participation and I hope their involvement helps find a cure for cancer.
keywords are uncalled for
These idiots are legion on the Giuliani threads, too. It’s a sign of desperation and cowardice IMO.
Look, I have problems with Ron Paul and Rudy G.: in my opinion, one is too libertarian and the other is too liberal. But I wouldn't think about trying to be so idiotic/radical as to accuse either one of them of being a "child raper". Eegads.
C'mon, conservatives. We're better than the left. Let's prove the same.
All you had to do was ping abuse to the mods and they would remove the offensive keywords and send the offender a warning.
But you knew that.
And to be technical, mainstream Christianity does consider Mormonism to be a cult. The word has bad connotations, but if taken as a neutral term, that is what Mormonism is considered by many denominations of Christianity.
P.S. The other bolded keywords are bad.
Who can change keywords and how do they do it?
If so, then that begs the question of: why do some threads have so many outrageous keywords?
This is shameful!
Whoever did this should be suspended or banned.
I agree with you, Reaganesque. BUMP!
Or are you just being rude?
Anyone. You only have to click on Click To Add Keyword.
That is pretty ugly stuff and should be reported. For the most part FR is above such crap, but there are some degenerates among us.
And I will, as I said above. However, I felt the point needed to be made that this kind of thing is not acceptable here or anywhere else.
All kidding aside, Reagan's Rule does seem to be routinely ignored. Mods have indicated in the past that they know who adds what keyword. It is time to moderate things a bit.
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