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March 8, 2011 By Avi Green 55 Comments
March 8, 2011 at 9:30 pm
March 9, 2011 at 5:54 am
Well said, Avi. Well said.
March 9, 2011 at 6:45 am
March 9, 2011 at 12:08 pm
Punchy, witty rebuttal of previous comment’s main argument.
p>Droll signature line
March 9, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Short, probably unnecessary comment agreeing with the previous comment. Nothing new to add to the conversation. Accompanied by a “6” rating of the previous comment.
March 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm
Specious attempt to pivot from the immediately prior comment to an earlier posting by the perserverator that received insufficient attention the first time around, as in, “are we in agreement that employers should undergo drug testing? Extreme cases may include an actual link to the unfairly neglected posting.
March 9, 2011 at 7:41 am
March 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm
Something that only marginally relates to the post or previous comments but seems unrelentingly essential to myself.
p>Also, unless my concerns are addressed, preferably had they been addressed decades ago, America will rapidly decline. It’s already happening.
March 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm
… and ad hominem argument.
March 10, 2011 at 11:19 am
Either a polite suggestion to write up your own post on the marginally related topic, or a not-so-polite reply along the lines of WUYOFP.
March 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm
March 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm
March 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm
March 9, 2011 at 10:09 pm
… I presume you know that I was speaking about generic BMG posts, comments and threads; not about the wording of your specific comment.
p>If my sense of humor didn’t get over, my bad. No offense intended.
p>(Now I’ll just crawl into a fetal position sobbing inconsolably.)
March 10, 2011 at 2:50 pm
March 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm
Just for the record (8.00 / 4)
March 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm
March 9, 2011 at 8:38 pm
March 9, 2011 at 10:22 pm
…but the subsequent mock comment thread is quite amusing!
March 9, 2011 at 10:40 pm
Brilliantly written comment introducing heavily sourced new information that puts a clear focus on the topic and effectively negates the right-wing counter-argument. One of the editors is so impressed that he decides this comment deserves its own front-paged post as the Comment of the day.
March 10, 2011 at 7:08 am
March 10, 2011 at 11:06 am
Advice on how to fix the broken link, and how to avoid the problem in the future.
March 10, 2011 at 11:25 am
that the link now seems to be working.
March 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm
and observation that the link is broken again.
p>I try again:
March 10, 2011 at 3:31 pm
Am I supposed to just believe you?
March 10, 2011 at 10:35 am
In which the commenter makes a point about how the Democratic Party blatantly violates its stated values, and earnestly wishes that the BMG audience would keep an open mind, but then eventually resigns himself to the fact that a content-less post on BMG has gained infinitely more attention and thoughtful dialogue than nearly all substantive posts on Green Mass Group.
March 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm
…with comment attempting once again to explain that Deval Patrick is the best Governor we’ve had in awhile and expressing exasperation at Green unpleasable perfectionism.
March 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm
Making a similar point that is slightly opposed to yours. When you say
Brilliantly written comment
I have to agree, but I would push back a little. Still, comment made in a way that is clear that I’m on your side and it’s two people disagreeing in a way that makes the same general point. Clear undertones that I wish I were the commenter of the day, but I know it’s just not my time. Only slight jealousy reflected.
p>Inserted graph to show that I have thought about the issue enough to Google it for a few minutes to make my point.
March 10, 2011 at 7:29 am
That I found interesting and want to show off that I found, but is at best orthogonical about the discussion at hand.
p>Followed by gratuitous smack talking about somebody caused by a conversation in another thread.
March 10, 2011 at 11:05 am
Observation that a DEMOCRAT did something BAD once!
March 10, 2011 at 11:56 am
and it’s reflexively defensive to ignore these systemic problems.
March 10, 2011 at 11:58 am
By a member of the surreality-based Republican community.
March 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm
March 10, 2011 at 11:23 am
Sheepish admission that I had to google the spelling of non sequitur.
March 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm
Even though I don’t ussually hijack, we need to get that in somewhere.
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March 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm
March 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm
With the typical plea can we just edit comments for spelling.
March 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm
March 10, 2011 at 4:07 pm
But with which one would we start?
March 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm
about hijacking threads with off-topic comments. 😉
March 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm
March 10, 2011 at 4:36 pm
March 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm
now that I’ve read this post and all the comments, I don’t really need to read anything more that has ever or will ever be published on BMG. This pretty much covers it.
p>Also: request for poll.
March 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm
There’s no poll with this one.
p>Now that David has promoted it he needs to find an excuse to bump it back to the top:)
March 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm
JohnD needs to call out avigreen for not being consistent in his support for a “practice post” from a Republican. He needs to also state that we shouldn’t be doing practice posts because he’s doing fine for himself without the help of practice posts which only serve to enable bloggers who make bad decisions.
March 10, 2011 at 8:13 pm
March 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm
March 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm
Seeming serious section with long sentences.
Snarky section with short sentences attacking the poster’s typical MO.
It started with Reagan.
March 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm
Long drawn out response to every single comment above
March 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm
March 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm
March 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm
When this diary was first posted and had no comments my reaction was “Huh?” as avigreen has posted before and certainly didn’t need to test. The comment thread developed into something absolutely hilarious at times. In the midst of all the serious, intense, and sometimes heated discussions we have, it’s good to know we can collectively engage in some self-deprecating humor.
March 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm
making the regulars scratch their heads in effort to place the user name and remember whether commenter was a jerk or effin brilliant.
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