There is no RULE... it was a joke.<br><br>To grant this presupposes there haven't been repeated attempts to quiet political discourse here. <br><br>1. Doesn't SteveG run a GIANT gif of an old dude telling any visitor where they can put their politics?<br>2. Doesn't Daddy in this thread attempt to define exactly what an acceptable political thread is?<br>3. Don't you do the same by saying: we just prefer not to have all the political stuff enter into it<br><br>We? Who's 'we'? The people who left MC to feel free to talk about what they like here? Again, there's this pressure thing.. an inferred rule. It's not a joke, it's a direct request.<br><br>So tell me why you can't, instead, simply skip over a political thread altogether. Why is this so hard? If the 'we' in here don't want to discuss politics, by all means, dont. Ignore such posts. What's the problem?<br><br>NTO1, you shouldn't have to defend your statements in this thread, and neither should anyone else. But your "defense" is exactly what we are trying to avoid by not talking politics.<br><br>Yes, a collective 'you' are trying to avoid hostility and combativeness in ANY forum (which may be admirable in it's civilty), even if that means avoiding contrary positions, which is not admirable. <br><br>So you all want to join hands and say "let's agree to X, Y, and Z". Here's the problem: I don't agree. And I didn't START this thread. I didn't call this position stupid either, although I think it is.<br><br>Look, if you endeavor to set up a forum where everyone can agree not to disagree, good luck to you, and what a boring place it will be. I'm not saying arguments are the spice of life. I'm saying tolerance is a great thing, and when you don't have it, you'll simply alienate certain members. <br><br>Instead of defining how political and religious discussions would suit the group needs, why not instead police yourself? You don't like a thread? Ignore it. Don't contribute.<br><br>Better yet, add an interesting thread. But know that simply because a thread isn't political, religious, or combative doesn't necessarily make it interesting either. One man's PHOTOSHOP tennis is as tedious as another man's Michael Moore post.<br><br>Do I ask people here to not post such light and frivilous clubhouse crap? No, I just skip it. All I'm asking is for a little consideration of the same.<br><br>(P.S. Did you get to hear the Knophler deal I posted for you?) <br><br><br><br>
After dealing with addicts all day, I don't know why I ordered this movie. Kind of a downer isn't it. (saw it when it came out)<br>I did see a fine one last week: "Amalie" French and very well done. There is another I recommend: "The Eighth Day" also French and very uplifting. It deals with a Down's Syndrome adult who teaches a "burned out" banker about priorities. <br><br>
[color:red]I never said you should make room for politics here. Please note that I've stopped posting political threads here for some time. I'm not even whining about how I'd like to post political threads. I'm saying, to me, there's nothing more boring than listen to people pat each other on the backs for not posting politics and religion. </font color=red><br><br>Then, guess what? Like OSX Addict said in harsher terms, you don't have to stay here and you don't have to post here!<br><br>[color:red]Just because an opinion is contrary doesn't make it hostile or combative.</font color=red><br><br>No, but it's about how one handles people's responses and dissenting opinions that make one hostile and/or combative. I never even actually said YOU were hostile or combative- I was trying to be nice and say that you just weren't going to find that here if that's what you were looking for!<br><br>[color:red]I never said you did, and I understand your point. Again, what I'm responding to is that some are trying to raise the notch of intolerance over here, which they don't have the right to do.</font color=red><br><br>I'm not trying to shut anyone out, or set any false guidelines or rules. All I said is we like to 'keep it light'. If you ENJOY being the burr under people's saddles, then that's YOUR issue.<br><br>[color:red]You see, another false rule. Why don't YOU just skip threads you don't like instead of defining exactly what parameters you would like others to post under this week?<br><br>That is what's hostile.</font color=red><br><br>Again, I don't think 'have a good time' is any kind of rule. If you personally don't LIKE 'having a good time' and having friendly, non-abusive discussions with people- once again, YOUR issue. <br><br>[color:red]I've already done that with this hijack, but that's not my purpose. I'm only offering a contrary position. If that's difficult to tolerate, deal with it.</font color=red><br><br>Listen, the fact that you feel you keep having to defend your position and accuse us all of avoiding politics because we're some sort of pro-Bush faction that can't stand to see "our candidate hung out to dry" is the very reason I used the phrase "stir up the sauce"...<br><br>Post anything you want, fer cryin' out loud. I think your real issue seems to be you can't handle anyone telling you otherwise! "What? I can't post about politics?!! Well, let me just get to the bottom of THIS matter!"<br><br>You're like the kid who does something just because his parents told him he couldn't!! "Don't put your finger in that socket, Johnny".... "Oh yeah? Well that's just what I'm gonna do...nyah nyah nyah!!!" BZZZZZT!!!!<br><br>Cheese and Rice...<br><br>It was never meant to be a guideline, and I wasn't trying to tell you how to go about your business- I'm just telling you that the reason we all came over here was to take a break from the bickering and discourse that seems VERY prevalent over in MCF. If you want to bring that attitude and atmosphere over here, feel free. <br><br>But then I guess we'll be moving this whole operation somewhere ELSE. <br><br>[color:red]Hold on...it's time for a</font color=red><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Cheese and Rice!!!!<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Is that like Cheese and Crackers?<br><br>Not that I want to call attention away from the high significance of the discussion, MacDaddy, but I am fascinated by (to me) new phrases.<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"<br>
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