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No Hate Zone established

Bill O’Reilly has the “no spin zone.” I got the “no hate zone.”

[Picture me wagging my finger in a motherly fashion.]

I am hereby warning hate-mongers and bullies that I will no longer tolerate name-calling and grade-school bullying in my comments’ section. What brought me to this decision was the numerous posts by two individuals who have repeatedly attacked one individual– calling him a liar, a bastard, a racist, a scum sucker, etc.– you get the idea.

I don’t care if you agree with my viewpoints or not. (In fact, some of your posts are so absurd that you brighten my day with laughter– seriously, thanks!) I grew up arguing politics with my union-organizer Dad and my FDR-devotee Grandparents. Politics, activism, and political discourse are family sports for the Irish. With our political opinions, we’re like a dog with a bone, so it you have an opinion to discuss or wrangle over– bring it on.

My point is not suppression of thought but suppression of hate. So, be forewarned, if your post consists solely of name-calling and/or put-downs with no facts or intelligent discourse to back up the accusations, I will delete it.

5 comments on “No Hate Zone established

  1. Wiseguy64
    October 26, 2010

    I hate that.


  2. tiponeill
    October 26, 2010

    Personally I prefer that such post not be censored since they seem to illustrate the teabagger mentality better than when they self-censor.
    I do understand your position, though.


  3. fraser007
    October 26, 2010

    Does that include the left wing posters who call people names?


    • Pamela
      October 26, 2010

      Yes. I am try to eliminate the unsubstantiated name-calling. If you call someone a liar or traitor and have evidence– OK.


  4. andrew farley
    October 26, 2010

    Is “Teabagger” one of them?


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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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