BF, you seem quite adept at being able to avoid threads and topics, etc. per your screenshot so i am not sure i see how this is getting you so heated. i get the sense that you aren't against politics as much as you just don't like what you perceive to be an argument even if the participants in the debate aren't feeling the hostility like you are.<br><br>the great divide here is in the perceptions . . . some people perceive a debate to be unruly and spiteful and other people see the same debate as entertainment and fun.<br><br>
Pompous? I rather doubt it. I think my comment speaks to the very condition of our democracy.<br><br>So you don't care to think about current events? Well I hate to break it to ya, but that's how you get a guy like Bush in office. You think it doesn't affect you? Well have you lost a loved one in this pointless war yet?<br><br>But keep in mind-- I held my tongue in the interest of peace when you first posted your lovely little screen shot. I've been playing by the rules of this place-- and pretty happily too. Only now, since the topic has been brought up do I feel motivated to engage. I'm not interested in changing this place-- never said I was. But just because I don't have thousands of posts logged here doesn't make me (or shouldn't) a second class citezen! Its a shame you think it does.<br><br>I gotta stop. Writing on this iPhone isn't as easy as I'd like (getting an oil change).<br><br>
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I'm a bit amazed at what this whole thread turned into, really. This looks like a territorial feud already. Crazy. What was Eck's initial post about, anyway? I already forgot..oh yeah, briefly went back to check...sure, he started the thread and he got the most flak although there seemed to belong-time MM member agreeing with him and ho-hum...it started looking like someone overreacted to something someone else said and then someone else counteroverreacted and so on...well, the words seem quite civil thus far, eventhough certain hostility can be read between the lines, along with a lot of 'oh well' kind of attitude...oh well.<br><br>Exactly as FSM says:<br>"the great divide here is in the perceptions . . . some people perceive a debate to be unruly and spiteful and other people see the same debate as entertainment and fun."<br><br>...oh well...<br><br>I'm also seeing the entertainment aspect here, oh well.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>my Soapbox numbers remain intact.<p><hr></blockquote><p> Yeah, right. Admit it. You are a political voyeur who reads every single one of my posts over in the political soapbox but cannot admit it. You're probably a closet Red Sox fan too. You like Terry Francona. There are self help groups you can join for this. First you have to pop that beachball. Pop it. Pop it. Pop it now. You'll feel better. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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