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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 08:11 PM
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Article: 'Raise Your Hand If You're Sick of Dan Choi' (w/ analysis of Choi's Twitter feed)

Raise Your Hand If You're Sick of Dan Choi
Full article and screen shot of Choi's Twitter feed here:

p.s. There is enough 'real' stuff for Choi to be talking about, but his making up and tweeting out of of false Obama quotes goes over the line (example: the third tweet with the Obama quote is completely false). Seems like Choi is trying to diminish his credibility.

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  - Big deal.  Webster Green   Jun-25-11 08:38 PM   #1 
  - Satire is a great reason to go on a vendetta against a Veteran  Bluenorthwest   Jun-25-11 08:41 PM   #2 
  - Satire? An excerpt below from another article sums it up - Choi is dishonest  Tx4obama   Jun-25-11 08:58 PM   #4 
     - Some jerk slamming Choi, what has the jerk done for anyone?  Bluenorthwest   Jun-25-11 09:09 PM   #9 
     - Dan Choi can't help it if the semi literate read Twitter.  EFerrari   Jun-25-11 09:11 PM   #12 
        - What false claims in the OP?  Tx4obama   Jun-25-11 09:19 PM   #16 
           - You claimed this thing is an article which implies it's in circulation.  EFerrari   Jun-25-11 09:25 PM   #19 
           - Well let's not nit-pick the word 'article'. It is circulating all around the net and on Twitter ...  Tx4obama   Jun-25-11 10:30 PM   #40 
              - Oh, I see. When you make obviously false statements, we're nitpicking.  EFerrari   Jun-25-11 10:39 PM   #41 
                 - What joke?  Tx4obama   Jun-25-11 11:03 PM   #44 
                    - Calling a parody a lie is in itself dishonest.  EFerrari   Jun-25-11 11:16 PM   #45 
           - You call parody a falsehood for being parody.  Bluenorthwest   Jun-25-11 09:29 PM   #22 
  - well, consider how dense the average person is  Bodhi BloodWave   Jun-25-11 08:52 PM   #3 
  - This is not an article and it contains no analysis.  EFerrari   Jun-25-11 08:59 PM   #5 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-25-11 09:02 PM   #7 
  - that's not really making up a false quote  Enrique   Jun-25-11 09:00 PM   #6 
  - The blogger has no credibility that I can see  Bluenorthwest   Jun-25-11 09:11 PM   #11 
     - So, how many of these geniuses are stalking Dan Choi's twitter feed?  EFerrari   Jun-25-11 09:13 PM   #13 
        - They are out to get him, all latered up and pushing their ignorant  Bluenorthwest   Jun-25-11 09:25 PM   #20 
           - It is creepy. But it's good to see GD shaking it off.  EFerrari   Jun-25-11 09:36 PM   #28 
              - This sort of bullshit should be run out of town on a rail by  Bluenorthwest   Jun-25-11 09:48 PM   #35 
  - I'll raise a finger to the op.  Warren Stupidity   Jun-25-11 09:06 PM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-25-11 09:11 PM   #10 
  - +1  QC   Jun-25-11 09:16 PM   #14 
  - +1  mitchtv   Jun-25-11 09:57 PM   #37 
  - DU loves what you are doing here, Tx4obama!  Bluenorthwest   Jun-25-11 09:19 PM   #15 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-25-11 09:23 PM   #18 
     - Obama Stop making me look bad with lame smears against Dan Choi.  EFerrari   Jun-25-11 09:33 PM   # 
     - Choi lies and gets called out on it  The Eagle 718   Jun-25-11 11:49 PM   #51 
     - ^ ROTFL!!! Now that's funny, EF! ^ n/t  Mimosa   Jun-26-11 11:08 PM   #65 
     - It is called satire. It was also spot on, funny, just not to you.  Bluenorthwest   Jun-25-11 09:39 PM   #29 
        - What joke? What parody?  jefferson_dem   Jun-25-11 10:04 PM   #39 
           - You are.  Webster Green   Jun-25-11 11:44 PM   #49 
  - I went to bed last night elated by the events that took place....  demmiblue   Jun-25-11 09:20 PM   #17 
  - We couldn't even have one whole day to celebrate here.  myrna minx   Jun-25-11 09:30 PM   #24 
     - I know what you mean  Tx4obama   Jun-25-11 09:34 PM   #27 
        - Have you ever considered the world doesn't revolve around Pres. Obama?  Mimosa   Jun-26-11 10:50 PM   #62 
           - I was a great advocate of Choi until a month ago.  Tx4obama   Jun-26-11 11:35 PM   #67 
  - Happily unreccing - now I'm off to celebrate a hard fought victory for marriage equality  myrna minx   Jun-25-11 09:26 PM   #21 
  - Hand not raised. n/t  Downtown Hound   Jun-25-11 09:29 PM   #23 
  - Why is Choi's twitter feed a concern? There are blogs about it? Are you concerned that  Garbo 2004   Jun-25-11 09:31 PM   #25 
  - Choi is uppity, you know.  Bluenorthwest   Jun-25-11 09:45 PM   #34 
  - Raises Hand!  Tarheel_Dem   Jun-25-11 09:33 PM   #26 
  - So now it's OK to make up shit about Obama out of thin air 'cause Choi didi it?  CakeGrrl   Jun-25-11 09:39 PM   #30 
  - Being intentionally obtuse is naff  Bluenorthwest   Jun-25-11 09:44 PM   #32 
  - Bullcrap. DUers say stuff like that here daily in all seriousness.  CakeGrrl   Jun-25-11 10:39 PM   #42 
  - LOL  EFerrari   Jun-25-11 10:40 PM   #43 
     - Yes, it IS to laugh, isn't it?  CakeGrrl   Jun-25-11 11:34 PM   #46 
        - It's hilarious. Callng this decorated veteran and civil rights activist  EFerrari   Jun-26-11 10:09 PM   #57 
  - Choi was stating his idea of how Obama thinks, nothing more.  Mimosa   Jun-26-11 10:55 PM   #64 
  - You must hate Jon Stewart and the whole Colbert Report, too.  EFerrari   Jun-25-11 09:44 PM   #33 
  - Satire comprehension fail.  girl gone mad   Jun-25-11 10:01 PM   #38 
  - What a crapy thing to post n/t  FreeState   Jun-25-11 09:42 PM   #31 
  - Actually, I rather feel sorry for Lt. Choi.  jefferson_dem   Jun-25-11 09:56 PM   #36 
  - Why is his bitterness petty?  Webster Green   Jun-25-11 11:39 PM   #47 
     - That's what I was thinking too.  Lex   Jun-25-11 11:41 PM   #48 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-25-11 11:46 PM   #50 
  - IOW he's got one thing on Obama, between comfortable shoes, ed deform, and LIHEAP et al cuts n/t  AlabamaLibrul   Jun-25-11 11:53 PM   #52 
     - The President doesn't take money from the Koch brothers nt  The Eagle 718   Jun-26-11 12:51 AM   #53 
        - But you take pizza. n/t  QC   Jun-26-11 11:17 PM   #66 
  - Dan Choi = Cindy Sheehan  ClarkUSA   Jun-26-11 08:51 PM   #54 
  - OFFS...............  Marrah_G   Jun-26-11 08:54 PM   #55 
  - I love the hypocrisy of someone who can type this in regards to Cuomo  dsc   Jun-26-11 10:00 PM   #56 
  - I hope you feel better after your rant, but what does that have to do with the issue of Choi lying?  Tx4obama   Jun-26-11 10:15 PM   #58 
     - why should I believe the blogger  dsc   Jun-26-11 10:24 PM   #59 
        - You don't have to believe him, you can go to Choi's tweeter page and see for yourself  Tx4obama   Jun-26-11 10:36 PM   #60 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-26-11 10:43 PM   #61 
  - Someone on this board said that Choi was becoming the new Cindy Sheehan.  cecilfirefox   Jun-26-11 10:54 PM   #63 
Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 08:38 PM
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1. Big deal.
No worse than if it was in The Onion. I doubt anyone would think it's an actual quote. If they do' they're pretty dense. :shrug:
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 08:41 PM
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2. Satire is a great reason to go on a vendetta against a Veteran
who has done great things for his community, I think. I mean Choi first discharged Obama then had Obama arrested, then Choi keeps saying that God does not want people like Obama to be able to get married! He's scum!
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 08:58 PM
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4. Satire? An excerpt below from another article sums it up - Choi is dishonest
"Obamabots", the "Professional Left", and total fabrications


Perhaps this tweet was sarcastic -- Choi doesn't mention such in the tweet, nor does he note the intent of this tweet elsewhere on his Twitter feed -- but that doesn't matter. Choi attributed a quote to Obama that the President never said. In case you missed this class in first grade, this is called a "lie". And people who willfully tell lies to defame their opponents are "dishonest". And you should not trust a dishonest person.

I no longer trust Mr. Choi.

Whenever I express my opinions about our president's actions, and how disappointed I am during his occupancy of the Oval Office, I do my best to stick to the facts. And when I say "our president", this counts for both Republicans and Democrats -- I defended Bush from lies, too. And I fucking hated the guy. But when you build a case against a politician, if you veer away from facts and base your opinion on fabrications, then you really need to step back, assess your actions, and ask yourself if you're a fucking asshole.

I don't trust fucking assholes.


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