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Thu., Oct. 17, 2013, 8:50 a.m.

DFO: Loyalty Counts With Me

DFO (in response to criticism that some commenters get more leeway than others @HucksOnline): Phaedrus & Sisyphus have been with me for years. Both have spent time in the cooler. Both have gone rounds and rounds with me. Over time, they've figured me out re: what's OK and what's not. And, like all my regulars, they get latitude. I can tell you of 2 other Libruls, who make Phaed & Sis look tame, that were tossed in the deepest parts of the cooler never to re-emerge. They ate conservatives alive. One was wickedly funny. But he had a side I never could tame, no matter how many times I tried to rein him in. The other bounced in and out of the cooler like a yo-yo. Be thankful, very thankful, that they still aren't hanging out here. As far as the Hard Right is concerned, I've tossed some short timers who come in here ready to pick a fight. Cabbage Boy, Eman & I have gone rounds. But that's pretty much a thing of the past. They've won latitude. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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