# 2016 Postmortem

Related: About this forum# Snarky goodbye post designed to get hidden and then lots of recs

Snide list of negative generalizations about the other side.

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#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)Your choice of {my candidate won|my candidates ideas are the future}

Gratuitous personal attack.

Response to JonLeibowitz (Reply #1)

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#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)#### merrily

(45,251 posts)#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)Any plans for a Stonehenge sacrifice to your leaders continued success ?

FFS!

#### merrily

(45,251 posts)There may have been a rare strawberry moon at stone henge last night, but I have only raspberries for you.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/06/19/strawberry-moon-coincides-with-summer-solstice-for-first-time-si/

#### Hortensis

(58,785 posts)#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)#### Hortensis

(58,785 posts)#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)#### Separation

(1,975 posts)#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)#### greiner3

(5,214 posts)WTF

#### Live and Learn

(12,769 posts)#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)I don't think it is really in doubt we won the battle of ideas.

Inb4 the inevitable attack about how you only win the ideas battle by winning nom. Hit me!

#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)Links from biased websites about the candidate's awesome success

#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)Comment about attractive real estate opportunities in South Florida.

#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)One of these ---> and a Welcome to DU

#### mindwalker_i

(4,407 posts)#### Live and Learn

(12,769 posts)#### merrily

(45,251 posts)At best, they are {left} {right} leaning Libertarians.

#### realmirage

(2,117 posts)You are blinded by cult/establishment

#### merrily

(45,251 posts)#### realmirage

(2,117 posts)Followed by smilie on his back laughing

#### merrily

(45,251 posts)#### realmirage

(2,117 posts)Insult war

#### merrily

(45,251 posts)#### Maru Kitteh

(28,578 posts)Link to list of logical fallacies. Declare you an expert.

Also find a way to work in letting you - and everyone else know - that ** I do not own a television.** You can clearly see my nose in the air as I post this.

#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)#### rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)#### PoliticAverse

(26,366 posts)#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)Palinesque word salad.

#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)Analogy is weak and forced.

#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)Erects strawman, burns self by accident while trying to ignite strawman.

#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)Links to huff post

#### Dr Hobbitstein

(6,568 posts)Demands apology.

#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)#### Dr Hobbitstein

(6,568 posts)With video to reiterate said fowl copulation.

#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)plus an alert

#### MADem

(135,425 posts)Comment was of significant sarcasm and snarkitude to merit the "Thread Win" designator.

#### geek tragedy

(68,868 posts)#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)#### geek tragedy

(68,868 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)Animated bug

#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)fly swatter gif.

#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)Flyswatter splat

#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)50,000 posts!

#### LostOne4Ever

(9,514 posts)#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)#### Live and Learn

(12,769 posts)#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)#### LostOne4Ever

(9,514 posts)#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)Does end zone dance

#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)Of Trump/Dwassermanschultz

#### LostOne4Ever

(9,514 posts)[font size=1]*I shouldn't have to add this, but to any potential jury:this post is a work of humor. [/font]

#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)#### realmirage

(2,117 posts)mean that Brock is your master or you are secretly a Trump troll. Either way you have joined a cult without realizing it

#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)the post was agreeing with the post above. Snarling assertion that you obviously lack reading skills.

#### Amaril

(1,267 posts)#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)#### Maru Kitteh

(28,578 posts)Implies you care nothing for starving refugee children, asks what you have done to stop global warming.

#### merrily

(45,251 posts)#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)that invocation of Naziism doesn't automatically indicate a loss of the argument.

DoUEvenInternet?

#### merrily

(45,251 posts)as though that were relevant

(off topic: Jon, I think this is your genre. Loving your posts on this thread!)

#### Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)#### Jim Lane

(11,175 posts)Blaming opposing candidate's allies for decline of American educational system.

#### Miles Archer

(18,905 posts)I'm all for dismissive righteous indignation, but only when it's spelled right.

Go USA.

#### LostOne4Ever

(9,514 posts)#### merrily

(45,251 posts)Posts adorable raspberry emote in a futile attempt to make being a Nazi about Grammar Nazis more appealing.

#### kerry-is-my-prez

(8,581 posts)#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)50 rofl emojis meant to act as camaraderie with allies before the inevitable hide (by alert stalking, obv)

#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)#### Maru Kitteh

(28,578 posts)Continued snark, carefully crafted to come just short of getting my own ass in trouble.

#### realmirage

(2,117 posts)#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)Like minded posters get the cue and 50 next comments follow the pattern.

#### Maru Kitteh

(28,578 posts)I'll bet you still have a landline too.

#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)Nearly dies of sarcasm overdose.

#### realmirage

(2,117 posts)with waving smilie as departing shot

#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)#### Maru Kitteh

(28,578 posts)ask who has the salt

#### irisblue

(33,371 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)Popcorn smilie

#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)win in November. Boast about all the hard work this poster does to help elect Dems.

#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)Boasting about having met (insert your U.S. Senator here) at fundraiser. Subtle reference to private conversation, with details withheld for extra effect.

#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)hobnob at expensive fundraising dinners with all the high mucky-mucks while we peons who don't have *any *money nevertheless do much more for our candidate than you do because we are the ones do the *real *work and who GOTV!

#### Maru Kitteh

(28,578 posts)lays down for a dirt nap - but doesn't get to finish the post because Mom said I have to get off the compu . . . ..

#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)Searches for onion lost from belt

Becomes tired and lays down for nap.

#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)Points out how much time you save at bedtime by never changing out of your pajamas during the day.

#### merrily

(45,251 posts)#### Maru Kitteh

(28,578 posts)so you don't trip over all the progress my generation of awesome is about to lay down on you.

Vague and snarky cultural reference over-shooting your actual generation by at least 4 decades.

#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)Links to articles from 2014 and 1652

#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)spell Walt Starr's name. Suggestion that you "get a brain Moran"!

#### Maru Kitteh

(28,578 posts)Followed up by the statement stringing dots from your candidate to actual Nazis.

#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)Assertion that there is no reason to continue wasting time on it--followed by several more posts, despite that assertion.

#### Maru Kitteh

(28,578 posts)Declare myself superior to this impulse of yours, while I keep actually posting replies, so that I can have the last word.

#### realmirage

(2,117 posts)Agreeing with me will make you immediately high info. Please do so now after a quick personal insult.

#### Scurrilous

(38,687 posts)Smiley

#### ck4829

(35,442 posts)#### CaliforniaPeggy

(150,995 posts)#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)so often included in various threads.

#### CaliforniaPeggy

(150,995 posts)Very funny and clever!

#### merrily

(45,251 posts)#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)I'm all out of clever remarks, but this is for you, my dear Peggy.

#### CaliforniaPeggy

(150,995 posts)Thank you for the

Here's one for you:

#### shanine

(354 posts)#### Separation

(1,975 posts)#### randome

(34,845 posts)#### Separation

(1,975 posts)the separation should be as far as it can get!

#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)Jaw-dropping smilie

Spit-take smilie

#### peace13

(11,076 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)#### senz

(11,945 posts)Feels superior.

#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)Disappears in a puff of smoke leaving behind a slight lingering hint of sulfur.

#### senz

(11,945 posts)Feels even more superior.

Searches for smiley indicating symptoms of sulfur toxicity, settles for

#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)#### senz

(11,945 posts)Alerts.

#### msanthrope

(37,549 posts)Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Shemp Howard This message was self-deleted by its author.

#### merrily

(45,251 posts)And Lord knows, humor is not GD , either.

#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)#### kerry-is-my-prez

(8,581 posts)#### Grassy Knoll

(10,118 posts)#### senz

(11,945 posts)Relishes impending revenge.

#### Miles Archer

(18,905 posts)As in the sound made by the "sound a clock makes" threads. Too bad I put all of the people who posted those threads on ignore. Now I won't be able to see their responses to my super-special post. C'est la Vie.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. The guy who kept posting Jimmy Buffett's "Come Monday" with the shark video. Just like Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz, I'll miss him the **mostest.**

#### AntiBank

(1,339 posts)smartphone accidently hits partner in head

reacts in horror at thought of medical bills

realises I live in a universal health care country and 200 USD annual max expense is already reached

breaths sigh of relief

#### aidbo

(2,328 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)Eye-rolling smilie

#### elljay

(1,178 posts)against a particular gender or race because there is no possible other reason for supporting the other candidate who has different policy positions.

#### Surya Gayatri

(15,445 posts)#### countryjake

(8,554 posts)(then hit the alert button)

#### In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)#### John Poet

(2,510 posts)followed by a reference to incest

#### Miles Archer

(18,905 posts)"You only say that because you don't understand how politics works"

also took the form of
**"I would like to think that you understand how politics works"**

(they really didn't want to think that because their real intention was to "school" that poster in an authoritarian and didactic manner)

THEN concluded with the unifying fake sincerity of

"Sorry your guy lost."

THEY were the champions of the world, THOSE posters. No time for losers because THEY were the champions...of the WORLD.

#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)Eye-rolling smilie. Explanation of satire.

#### Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)Strawman the cherry picked clause with hyperbolic faux outrage.

#### Arazi

(6,866 posts)to do battle in GDP on cherry picked snip for *at least *53 posts, preferably much longer with faux outrage to last days, weeks, and (optimally!) months or years

#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)#### Jim Lane

(11,175 posts)Makes mental note to go to library to read Krugman's latest without interference from paywall at the *Times*.

#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)#### azurnoir

(45,850 posts)#### JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,616 posts)#### GreatGazoo

(3,937 posts)Citation of one juror's specific words

#### JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,616 posts)#### bunnies

(15,859 posts)Rofl smilie.

#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)exclaiming, "Not this s**t again!"

#### bunnies

(15,859 posts)eyeroll smilie.

#### randome

(34,845 posts)#### Rhiannon12866

(214,178 posts)#### stonecutter357

(12,750 posts)#### randome

(34,845 posts)Last edited Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:18 PM - Edit history (1)

#### JonLeibowitz

(6,282 posts)#### stonecutter357

(12,750 posts)#### randome

(34,845 posts)#### rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)has decided we're tired of being told to "sit down and shut up and support who you are told to support".

#### stonecutter357

(12,750 posts)#### rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)Informs you of alert

~~~~~~~~~

Informs you of results and complains Jury doesn't follow new rules

#### rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)#### rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)Last edited Tue Jun 21, 2016, 04:06 AM - Edit history (1)

suggests vitamins

#### liberalnarb

(4,532 posts)#### Miles Archer

(18,905 posts)You know, the ones where they said "Ummm..." and then **schooled us mercilessly.**

Beat us like red-headed step children with their biting wit, their snark, and their keen insights into politics.

#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)#### Voice for Peace

(13,141 posts)#### msanthrope

(37,549 posts)#### BeyondGeography

(39,645 posts)This thread has defended all the bright people.

#### Miles Archer

(18,905 posts)And if they did the math it was stalking and profiling so either way they lost.

#### randome

(34,845 posts)#### randome

(34,845 posts)#### AwakeAtLast

(14,194 posts)Requisite use of smilies

#### randome

(34,845 posts)#### Night Watchman

(743 posts)I don't think that's the number you had in mind, friend.

#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)#### Snarkoleptic

(6,008 posts)concluding that I've posted it in the wrong thread.

#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)line of rofl smilies

#### JohnnyLib2

(11,218 posts)At whiff of FUN thought to have gone extinct.

#### treestar

(82,383 posts)presence and how your posts are generally awesome.

#### MineralMan

(146,762 posts)A consensus of forum hosts have agreed that this OP is disruptive meta.

#### randome

(34,845 posts)#### MineralMan

(146,762 posts)#### msanthrope

(37,549 posts)#### Generic Brad

(14,331 posts)#### Joanie Baloney

(1,357 posts)I am above this and all the other petty disagreements on DU. Only** I **have the political perspicacity to cut through the BS and offer the one, true explanation.

I would post more, but it's time for my shift at the Olive Garden.

-JB

#### Amaril

(1,267 posts).....REAL Democrats only go to Olive Garden to breastfeed.

:::eye roll smilie:::

#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)Asks if they really do use cornflakes on the chicken at Olive Garden.

#### Joanie Baloney

(1,357 posts)Oh yeah?? Well I may be full of baloney, but your mama sucked fumes!!

-JB

#### ck4829

(35,442 posts)#### LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)You appear almost relevant.

#### MerryBlooms

(11,848 posts)#### randome

(34,845 posts)Donations to DU plummet.

#### MerryBlooms

(11,848 posts)#### Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)Scoffs at images of palatial mansion being called a bungalow.

#### needledriver

(836 posts)ROFL smilies.

With no comment.

#### tblue37

(65,840 posts)conspiracy sites to prove . . . something.

#### JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,616 posts)#### JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,616 posts)#### Scootaloo

(25,699 posts)#### kiva

(4,373 posts)Continuing the threadjack, begin discussion about the correct pronunciation of 'gif'.

#### tandem5

(2,074 posts)#### Armstead

(47,803 posts)#### Hassin Bin Sober

(26,525 posts)#### longship

(40,416 posts)My advice. Grow up. Act like adults.

Sick of these infantile posts.

#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)#### countryjake

(8,554 posts)#### longship

(40,416 posts)Which is strangely both infantile and compelling. Similar DU threads include "bombing the moon", also in the archive.

Thank you for lightening things up. Maybe I should issue a mea culpa. I think I'll let things stand as they are. Your response is that perfect.

#### countryjake

(8,554 posts)(I was hoping that you would appreciate that. It's probably one of my all-time favorite threads, except for a couple that are no longer accessible from back in the very early days)

#### longship

(40,416 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)I love love love it and always have. I'm going to wake up the dog laughing if I'm not careful.

#### countryjake

(8,554 posts)Me too! Reading thru it always makes me feel better when I'm totally frustrated with some of the antics of fellow members here, especially seeing some of the posts by those good people who are now gone.

Why aren't you able to bookmark it? I've kept it saved for years in my favorites on Internet Explorer and then on Firefox; I dread the day that Skinner or Elad decide that there just is no longer any room to keep stuff from DU 2.

I've never really put anything up as a sig line, but if I did, it would probably be...

DONT TUTCH THE BUT

#### randome

(34,845 posts)#### PaulaFarrell

(1,236 posts)Implication poster is paid to post and/or is a republican plant

#### randome

(34,845 posts)#### nolabear

(42,440 posts)It's been real.

#### randome

(34,845 posts)#### randome

(34,845 posts)Subtle implication that poster is a paid troll.

#### tandem5

(2,074 posts)#### JudyM

(29,455 posts)#### edgineered

(2,101 posts)#### cheapdate

(3,811 posts)#### tandem5

(2,074 posts)all the while knowing it's not to be *sigh*

#### Hiraeth

(4,805 posts)#### Qutzupalotl

(14,752 posts)Hordes of smilies rolling and kicking their little feet.

#### All in it together

(275 posts)Eisenhower) as best/worse in history and we should/shouldn't emulate them to be progressive/moderate.

Worry about future of (democracy, Democratic Party, U.S.A., world).

And complaint about who is/isn't a Democrat and how long they have been or haven't been.

Insult about (money in politics, grassroots bros) your candidate has.

With 😢😳😱😘😻first use of emojis.

#### LaydeeBug

(10,291 posts)#### litlbilly

(2,227 posts)#### Kali

(55,340 posts)about loving these threads.

#### Squinch

(51,674 posts)#### Renew Deal

(82,547 posts)I get the point of the post, but I like cats.

#### Squinch

(51,674 posts)#### yuiyoshida

(42,149 posts)#### Squinch

(51,674 posts)#### Paulie

(8,464 posts)A dingbat.

#### Agony

(2,605 posts)Last edited Mon Jun 20, 2016, 06:22 PM - Edit history (1)

Man-o-Man are there some negative hide worthy posts here!

Derp posts!

Ha Ha HA HA HA!

#### Quayblue

(1,045 posts)#### moriah

(8,312 posts)#### Rex

(65,616 posts)Comment followed by retrospection and then conclusion based on the tides of the moon.

#### blackspade

(10,056 posts)Then ignores posted links....

#### Rhiannon12866

(214,178 posts)#### Hekate

(92,922 posts)#### JudyM

(29,455 posts)#### tandem5

(2,074 posts)#### merrily

(45,251 posts)#### shanti

(21,691 posts)#### auntpurl

(4,311 posts)#### TwilightZone

(26,868 posts)Finished off with "you're not trying very hard to unify!!!!"

#### demwing

(16,916 posts)Who's leaving?

#### RiverLover

(7,830 posts)Touchingly hilarious! What a way to go out the door. Leaving us laughing.

Thanks for all the good conversations & smiles.