Happy Pony Joy Rainbows! And spies

Wherein I simply cannot, in the face of THIS much stupidity, keep from lowering myself to personal attack. Mea culpa. Hopefully it will serve some higher purpose, But how can one NOT respond to this level of blatant hypocritical insanity, when one is one of the targets of it?


From the Fearsome Cedwyn at Daily Kos, Blog General and SpyMaster Extraordinaire:

Your humble narrator’s opinion is that elevating the negative above the positive is damaging in the long-term, to all our causes and goals.

And how does this Leading Light of the of so Pragamtic Obamacrats wish to implement this “Positive Vision” of blogging?

By conspiring in “secret” to game the system at Daily Kos. By literally “targeting” people to “diminish their influence.” By organized spying on other blogs. By throwing out their standards of reccing to gain advantang and game the system. All of this is being attempted by establishing a private Facebook group, explicitly to stage what can only be called ….a hostile takeover of Daily Kos ….

Daily Kos is not in the midst of a pie fight from what I can discern. It’s in the midst of a paradigmatic overhaul that equates to a hostile takeover. I’m just not down with that. It doesn’t represent me.

In yet another stunning display of hypocrisy from the Obamacrats….

Even as s/he is condemning (unnamed, unspecified, to a level that can only be called Conspiracy Theory) OTHER people for trying to “takeover” Daily Kos….. s/he is actively working to stage just such a hostile takeover.

From the ineffectively (lol) “secret” site:


The “Positive Vison” of Cedwyn is thus revealed….The method of positivity suggested is to target, spy on, and defeat other Progressive Bloggers.

Including poor little Docudharma, Scourge of the Intertrons.

THESE are the saviors of the Democratic Party, lol, people who can’t even manage to click a button to make their secret conspiracy to game a blog private. THESE are the people who will lead us to political effectiveness by being “positive,”…..as they conspire to defeat other progressive bloggers.

Because obviously….it is not Republicans that are the real problem with the world, it is not corrupt Democrats who are the real problem with the world, it is not a broken political and economic System that is the real problem with the world, it is nopt war, hunger, and Climats Change that is the real problem with the world…..

….it is other progressive Bloggers that are the real problem with the world.

If only Cedwyn and company can find a way to effectively target and destroy other bloggers….THEN, and only then, will all the problems of the world be solved.

There are just NO words that can adequately describe this level of complete inanity and insanity. All one can do is marvel at the hypocrisy, intellectual dishonesty and complete and utter obtuseness and ineffectiveness of these folks, who somehow delude themselves that they are bright enough to be “The Ones in Charge.”

When they can’t even pull off a conspiracy to game a freaking blog…without tripping over their own stupidity.

Oh Please, save us Cedwyn! Save us from ourselves with your brilliant plotting and spying! On us. And we in turn promise, in return for your attacks on us saving us from ourselves…. to only write about our government and the Democratic Party in glowing and positive terms!

Happy Pony Joy Rainbows!

Because EVERYONE knows that The Powers That Be will put aside their corrupt agendas and do exactly what we say! if only we are positive enough and nice* enough!

*Excerpt from the essay titled…..nice

How could they resist our niceness? Surely when we properly communicate the idea of niceness, all the mean and bad people will get this nice idea….

And stop being mean and bad!

All the Senators who are voting the wrong way will see how nice we are and change their votes after being overwhelmed buy our niceness.

Heck they will become so nice that they will even give the Insurance companies, and energy companies and MIC companies, all of their “campaign contributions” back.

After all that would be the nice thing to do if they are now joining the nice lobby and rejecting all those other lobbies.

That pay them millions of dollars.

So that those Senators will be nice to the insurance companies and other not nice folks.

It is what a nice person would do, isn’t it? When confronted by so much niceness, it would only be nice to do what the nice people ask them nicely to do.

Instead of doing what those people who pay them millions of dollars ask them to do instead.

You are a nice person right? And if a BUNCH OF REALLY NICE PEOPLE CAME UP TO YOU AND ASKED YOU NICELY to do what they wanted you to do…

Instead of doing what the people paying you millions of dollars wanted you to do…..

YOU would give up those millions of dollars, and join with the nice people, right? Give up all that funding that allows you to stay in power ….so you can get all that funding.

You would give all that up and do whatever the nice people ever so nicely ask you to do.


And then, once all of us  nice people have shown all the Senators and Congressmembers how much nicer it is to be nice….

Then we can go to the source and convince…through the power of niceness…the polluters to stop polluting, the bankers to stop preying on the middle and lower classes, the military to stop going to war and killing people. (People who are probably very nice, when people aren’t trying to kill them.)

The insurance companies too, they will stop being mean and start being nice too!

After all what is more important to these folks? The trillions of dollars they get to rob and steal through controlling Senators and the legislation they pass by not being nice….or being nice?

Surely if we ask them nicely, they will give up all that too, and start being nice.

If we can just show them the way, I am sure they will join us in our nice coalition.

And if we are nice enough, if we do it right…..we can even save the planet from catastrophic climate change! Because all those potentially nice polluters, like the oil companies making record profits off of killing the atmosphere, will be happy to give up those profits and start working along side us nice folks to save the planet for our kids and cute little, nice, grandkids. The cute little nice grandkids who may not have a habitable planet if we aren’t nice enough to the oil companies to stop them from destroying their future.

But what if I am wrong about that?

What if they decide to keep polluting and killing and robbing and stealing even if we are like, SUPER nice to them? What if being nice doesn’t work?

Then what do we do?



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  1. Photobucket

    For we are but babes in comparison to your mighty mental prowesses!

    • Edger on January 16, 2010 at 20:31

    • Heather on January 16, 2010 at 20:31

    If you have one.

  2. … from the Dem party establishment how?

    I saw that last night and am still flabbergasted at both the stupidity and the hypocrisy.

    I shouldn’t be flabbergasted by now.

    I’m going to have to work on that.

  3. Just…

    So they think clapping harder is going to save Tinkerbell?

    How Cass Sunstein of them.

    • Edger on January 16, 2010 at 20:38
  4. from Cedwyn:

    “it’s going to take some getting tricksy to really diminish the worst of the bad influences.”

    from urban dictionary:


    Adj. Describing the means for females to normally get what they want out of a male partner. They do this normally with either a seductive or foretelling charm of things to come.

    “Yeah, my girl friend was very tricksy last Saturday. She got dinner and a movie, and I got a lonely night afterward.”

    Pretty much sums up the establishment Dem playbook right there.

    • Edger on January 16, 2010 at 20:53

    “Other” progressive bloggers? Surely you don’t count Cedwyn as “progressive”, no?

    A surge and ethnic cleansing to save the raghead hippies from themselves is what he’s hoping will turn his debacle into a marketable example of all things goodness and light.

  5. hate to have to run out on the drama but I do have to scoot for a bit. Poor TMC having to miss it too, being called away as she was on more important matters. :-/

    here’s more of the same Have fun kids. Dont hurt yourselves.

    Yes. And hypocrisy isn’t against … (6+ / 0-)

    …the rules either.
    But a few users who have blasted Slinkerwink’s perfectly acceptable use of Twitter are themselves members of a Facebook group and other groups that work to get diaries on the Rec List. How do these users have the gall to keep raising this issue against her given their own activity?  

    by Meteor Blades on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 10:12:49 AM CST

    • Big Tex on January 16, 2010 at 21:18

    This is the first I’ve heard of this.  How positively Nixonian.  And hypocritical, given the amount of flak that slinkerwink in particular has gotten.  They can say what they want about slink as far as her efforts to get diaries on the rec list over there, but she’s never encouraged people to conspire to keep diaries OFF the rec list, or to monitor the activities of community members in other fora.

    The Obamabots have succeeded in gradually turning DKos into a toxic sewer.  I haven’t been active here at Docudharma before but from what I’ve seen I think I’m more at home here and FDL.  Anyway, thanks for posting this.

  6. But this shit Cedwyn’s slinging is vile, ugly, and dumb.

    Stay classy, Ced.

  7. Gee, that is what I want to read, 24/7.  I think you’ve misjudged them budhy.  After all, all you have to do is genuflect appropriately and preface every sentence with “I love Obama and would never ever try to criticize him .. but” and then you can say anything you want.

    It is highly entertaining to talk about how our Leaders are Just and Wise most of the time.  And, don’t forget, the Obamanauts don’t have their own version of Fox News on which to do this.  You have to give them some slack, because being amongst themselves only reinforces the meme that Our Leaders are Just and Wise and it doesn’t make any new converts.

    After all, the Republicans also go for Our Leaders are Just and Wise, just different guys.

    So, in order to reach new people with Our Leaders are Just and Wise (of the proper sort) necessitates they take over at least one mega blog.  This way, they can try to convince people that Our Leaders are Just and Wise, and if you don’t agree, you can be called a traitor to the Democratic Party and a Naderite.

    Shakespeare said it, The Play’s The Thing.

    I said once that Daily Kos was not ever supposed to be Daily Obama.  But, hey, if they want it to be Daily Obama, and sacrifice any dignity and independence they once had to become a complete apologist blog, that’s their affair.

    But how would spying on me or us work to diminish our influence?  I don’t even go there anymore.  Are they going to (gasp) try to intimidate me?

    Nothing at all like a Republicanesque cult of personality there.  Nothing at all.

  8. Daily Kos has become a pathetic caricature of itself.

    And the right still thinks Daily Kos is a ‘far left’ site.

  9. The Obamabots have succeeded in gradually turning DKos into a toxic sewer.  I haven’t been active here at Docudharma before but from what I’ve seen I think I’m more at home here and FDL.  Anyway, thanks for posting this.

    We have two choices here (a third, if doing nothing is your idea of a good time).

    (1)  We can fight fire with fire, go there en masse.  If pig-wrestling is your idea of a good time.

    (2)  We can go there, expose this stuff vigorously for a limited time, and suggest to the better elements that if honest, principled discussion is their idea of a good time, they might want to spend more time here.

    I hate to cede the battlefield to anyone.  Kos has a certain niche in the world that is very valuable.

    But we ultimately have to trust our own strength.  Is history on our side or not?

    • TMC on January 16, 2010 at 22:39

    and probably shouldn’t be. I’m tired and hot.

    How fucking right wing, Rovian. They have the nerve to call themselves Democrats. They’ve done nothing but use dirty tricks right out or the Rove play book. I thought this kind of crap would get you banned from Dkos. I guess not.

    And what about the so-called stalking rule if this is their plan? Great job, MB. Sorry I can’t hang out and play

    Somebody needs to wake up and smell the manure. Right now all I can smell is death. Later, guys when I’m not so tired and pissed.

    • Edger on January 16, 2010 at 23:26

    8 minutes ago…

    The Democratic Party is self destructing

    We are in HUGE TROUBLE. Indeed, I think the democratic party is facing electoral annihilation.  This isn’t 1994 or 2006.  This is a wave of epic anger that is heading our way that has never been seen in American history. Indeed, the GOP lost just 50 seats in 2006 and 2008 along with 15 senate seats combined. We could lose that in 1 cycle.

    The Mass. disaster has put me right over the edge into despair.  What do we do? DO SOMETHING. Use the power of this website. Maybe senate and house progressives should split from the main democratic caucus to show the so-called “centrists” and right wing conservadems that they will not stand by and allow the party to be taken over by corporate interests.  Maybe, faced with a rebellion, the leadership will wake up.  I suppose massive protests at the offices of the senate and house leadership might also work.

    And, you know, if we lose 60 house seats and 15 senate seats in November, I think what’s left of the congressional dem leadership, need to travel to the White House and ask for the resignation of the President. Not a committment not to run again but for his immediate resignation.  It’s clear that he is a cancer on the party that is leading to our destruction.  Look at it people. Teddy Kennedy’s seat in the hands of a Sarah Palin ally.  Then, we can nominate someone who knows what the heck he is doing in 2012.

    My loyalty to President Obama comes 2nd to my loyalty to the democratic party.  If we meet doom in 2010, he needs to go.  If his appearance tommorrow pulls this out for Coakley, I’ll concede the problem is not him but the dem leadership but right now I think itS him. His failure to push for the public option, his escalation of Afghanistan, the Geitner appointment, all of it is destroying us.

    It must STOP

    First comment is:

    Yeah right.

    Your account has been inactive for a while and we missed your concern trolling and your superduper democratic bonafides.

    Shoo troll!!

  10. On the more trippy-dippy-hippy side of things, thoughts exist, but only have power when you give voice to them.  So choose wisely which ideas and thoughts you empower.  In bumperstickerese, the concept loosely translates as:

    Think Good Thoughts

    Be the change you want to see in the world

    Create Your Own Reality

    (from C’s dKos diary)

    So we should’ve just let this one go by the by?

    The Obama administration announced Friday that it would grant tens of thousands Haitian nationals Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, an immigration benefit sought for years by Haitian activists, immigrant advocates and South Florida lawmakers.

    The move comes following intense pressure on the administration this week to approve Haiti for TPS in the aftermath of the country’s devastating earthquake.

    This week, Haitian-American activists, immigrant advocates and South Florida lawmakers from both sides of the aisle intensely lobbyed the Obama administration to keep undocumented Haitian immigrants from being deported to an island nation whose economy is in ruins following Tuesday’s horrific earthquake.

    South Florida’s three Cuban-American Republican members of Congress — Reps. Lincoln and his brother Mario Diaz-Balart, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, sent a joint letter [91 reps signed it] to Obama requesting TPS for Haitian nationals along with immediate humanitarian aid for Haiti.

    Maybe they can do a new letter campaign to all the Congresscritters tellin them to STFU and watch their thoughts more carefully cuz if not, there may just be more of this radical changey stuff happnin.

  11. working so hard to save us from “negative thoughts and words” and (what they alone determine to be) “crappy” diaries.

    Goebbels, Pravda, and the Chinese govt. would be proud of these noble thought warriors, protectors of pure thought! Thank goodness we are blessed to live in a country that allows free speech, as long as it’s “positive” free speech–and as long as the “thought police” agree with the thoughts expressed.

  12. I stink, I know. I got sucked into, well. I think y’all know where I’ve been. 🙂 I hope everyone is doing well.

    Like I said upthread, I gots the list of “trolls”. Besides me, 2 other prominent Dharma Bums make it on the list. I bet you can guess who they are. 🙂

    Love you guys! I promise to be back with more regularity once Coakley is re-elected. Goddamnit, Scott Brown is horrendous.

  13. Prepare to be “cognitively infiltrated” by party hacks and government shills.


    • Robyn on January 17, 2010 at 04:13

    I’m not surprised that it has gotten more visible.

    • sharon on January 17, 2010 at 06:55

    after not being online for about 24 hours and i’m too tired and have a had a little more red wine than is good for translating military time pst into normal time est and suspect that all of this happened much earlier today and i am very late to the party, but omg i am so glad i got my sister’s network password and checked in.  now how to explain it all to her, someone who doesn’t blog at all and wonders what the hell keeps me on line as much as it does.

    i also have to say that this made my week.  i was getting so downhearted and sick of the nastiness over there – yet couldn’t help but get involved, particularly when they were treating slink like a pinata – that i couldn’t bring myself to comment much here.  i was seriously considering doing what andy did and block dkos from my computer.  but not now, i have to see this play itself out….  it’s just a matter of time.

  14. Who knew?

  15. I’m vaguely curious about the other conspirators, but I think I can guess.  

    • TomP on January 18, 2010 at 00:58

    It really has gotten stranger and stranger at DKos.

    They would push Markos off his own blog if they could.  

  16. I’ve been face palming all week.  So many things don’t add up.  Thanks for this post.

    • dhfsfc on January 19, 2010 at 18:31

    It’s insane.  He must have lost people, although my sense is that there are lots of new posters, so maybe there’s some recruitment going on, and DKos has increased hits as a result.

    If not, someone needs to take control.  It’s just an OFA off-shoot at this point.

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