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On the Front Lines

It’s Government Gone Wild! While you weren’t paying attention, nanny state bureaucrats were getting naughty for their own personal pleasure and satisfaction. You won’t want to miss it … again.

Gallup: Economy, Big Government Top List of Americans’ Concerns
The New American; July 19, 2010
“A mid-July survey from the Gallup polling agency found that the nation’s flagging economy, rising unemployment, and intrusive government top the list of issues on the minds of Americans this summer.”

The Feds’ $95-million Breastfeeding Boondoggle
American Thinker; July 19, 2010
“Breastfeeding requires the assembly of two working parts: a mouth and a nipple. Leave it to government to build layers of bureaucracy to encourage something humans know how to do instinctively.”

British ‘Health Police’ Crack Down on Seemingly Healthy Children (We’re Next, America!)
National Post (Canada); July 19, 2010
“Grace Hill is an active five-year-old who loves to swim, dance and ride her bike, while her mom, Laura, makes sure she eats a balanced diet. Now the elementary school student in Derby, England, has been branded overweight and at risk of a host of illnesses including cancer.”

Staten Island State Senators Against ‘Nanny’ Laws to Ban Youngsters from Tanning Salons, ‘Sexting’
silive.com; July 19, 2010
“Some things are harmful to your health and some things you need your parents’ permission for,” said state Sen. Diane Savino, “but where do we cross the line between having a nanny state and passing laws to protect kids? Are we, as lawmakers, trying to substitute our judgment for the judgment of parents?”

Proposed Calif. Divorce Ban Moves Forward
UPI; July 19, 2010
“A California opponent of the state’s 2008 gay marriage banning Proposition 8 said he is collecting signatures for a divorce-banning measure.”

Ticketed Without Notice
WBBJTV.com (Tenn.); July 19, 2010
“In the city of Selmer a new officer is on duty. He is not a car, not a bike, but literally on the street. In fact, it is not a person at all, it is a speed camera and it is catching drivers by the thousands.”

Australian Sex Party to Launch National Election Campaign
XBIZ Newswire; July 19, 2010
“The three major parties — Labor, Liberal and Greens — have become so bogged down in debating other important issues like tax, immigration and climate change that they have totally ignored important personal issues like censorship, dying, gender, drugs, abortion and sex abuse,” said the Party’s president Fiona Patten.

Big Government is Wobbly
Tenth Amendment Center; July 15, 2010
“Big Government. Collectivism. Central authority. Corporatism, fascism, socialism, etc. Call it what you want, but it’s an overbearing master, operating in the name of we-know-best-and-we’ll-take-care-of-you type of government.”

Popular Democratic Website Invokes Nanny State Rules

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Unless you're bashing Republicans

Unless you're bashing Republicans

A popular online hangout for Left-wingers to freely discuss political news, views and spew venom about their enemies on the Right wants its members to adjust their behaviors or face banishment from the website.

Democratic Underground (DU), well-known for its no-holds-barred and often profanity-laced attacks against Republicans and conservatives, is embracing President George H.W. Bush’s call for a “kinder, gentler” America and citizenry. However, the DU feels its members need only be respectful of fellow Left-wingers, leaving their opponents open for malicious attacks, character assassinations and whatever tasteless banter they use to make themselves feel better than anyone on the Right who disagrees with them.

Upon DU’s launch in 2001 when Republicans had control of the White House and Congress, DU members enjoyed posting countless rants about their nemesis, President George W. Bush, and things were good. Today, faced with a Democrat-controlled White House and Congress, things are still pretty good for DU members as much can still be blamed on President Bush and the Republicans who they claim left a big mess for Democrats to clean-up.

As luck would have it, not every DU member is happy with their current Democratic leadership, and things are starting to get a bit hairy, as evidenced by a June 21 website rules revision proposed by DU Administrator David Allen, aka, “Skinner.” Allen explained to members yesterday that the “the lack of a common villain in the form of George W. Bush” has resulted in once loyal Democrats engaging in hate speech against fellow members and leaders of their own Party, and it must stop immediately.

Do not make fun of Obama! He can do that on his own.

Do not make fun of Obama! He can do that on his own.

“Please note that in this effort, we gave special consideration to what can and cannot be said about prominent Democrats.” Allen explained to DU members of his crackdown on their former right to free speech on his website. “Now that we have a Democratic President, I do not think it is unreasonable to expect that he be shown more respect here than the illegitimate, incompetent asshole who previously held the office. He should be referred to as ‘President Obama,’ ‘Barack Obama,’ or simply ‘Obama.’ Calling him derogatory names (including ‘Barry’), attacking him with content-free insults, or parroting partisan attacks from the McCain/Palin campaign, are all disrespectful to this community as a whole. If you think that is unreasonable, then you are going to have difficulty here going forward.”

Additional restrictions on DU members’ online behaviors towards fellow Democrats include (view complete list):

Inappropriate attacks against Democrats
– Insults against prominent Democrats, such as “F$%k Obama.” (DU preferred to spell-out the profanity to make their point clear. The NSLF doesn’t think that’s necessary.)
– Name-calling against prominent Democrats. Calling Barack Obama “Barry” or some other name.
– Repeating Republican partisan attacks against Democrats.
– Broadly suggesting that there is no difference between Barack Obama and George W. Bush, or that there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans. (Arguing that specific policies are the same would be permitted.)
– Suggesting that President Obama has perpetrated a “con job” or “fraud,” or similarly over-the-top assertions of bad faith.
– Advocating voting against Democrats, or in favor of third-party or GOP candidates.
– Broad-brush smears against Democrats generally. Broad expressions of contempt toward Democrats generally.

Personal Attack – When discussing individual DU members, the following are considered personal attacks:
– Personal attacks, name-calling, or other insults.
– Telling someone to “shut up,” “screw you,” “go away,” “fuck off,” or the like.
– Calling someone a liar, or calling a post a lie.
– Calling someone a conservative, disruptor, or similar.
– Calling someone a bigot.
– Belittling someone for being new or having a low post count.
– Negatively “calling out” someone who is not participating in the discussion.

NOTE: There are zero restrictions against DU members continuing their daily barrage of tasteless and often baseless attacks on Republicans and conservatives. It’s only a violation of the rules if you engage in “Calling someone a conservative” or “Advocating voting against Democrats, or in favor of third-party or GOP candidates.”

"Remember to only post nice things about me on the Democratic Underground!"

"Remember to only post nice things about me on the Democratic Underground!"

“Going forward, members who break the rules repeatedly will be automatically brought up for regular reviews in the Moderator Forum,” Allen concludes in his conduct code warning. “When this occurs, the moderators will take a look at the member’s recent activity to decide whether it is appropriate to take any additional enforcement action: sending a private message, sending a warning, handing out a suspension, or banning someone outright.”

While the DU is likely not a fan or supporter of the Nanny State Liberation Front, we feel strangely compelled to demand David Allen tear down his walls prohibiting DU members from engaging in free speech and dissenting against “prominent” Democrats, especially with regards to Barry, Nancy and Harry.

Hat tip to Dummie Funnies for the news lead.